Beauty Quotes ------------Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

Anne Frank (1929 - 1945), Diary of a Young Girl, 1952 Like anyone else, there are days I feel beautiful and days I don't, and when I don't, I do something about it. Cheryl Tiegs (1947 - ), O Magazine, May 2004 The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw. Havelock Ellis (1859 - 1939), Impressions and Comments (1914) The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels. Hazrat Inayat Khan Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. Henry Miller (1891 - 1980) I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas? Jean Kerr The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason. John Cage (1912 - 1992) I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful. John Constable (1776 - 1837) Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD), Meditations Thankfully, beauty is easier to remove than apply, and a swipe of demaquillage in the right direction and you are you once again. Margaret Cho, weblog, 01-27-04 Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion. Margaret Cho, weblog, 01-27-04 Order is the shape upon which beauty depends. Pearl Buck (1892 - 1973) Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together. Petrarch (1304 - 1374), De Remedies When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

If there is one thing worse than being an ugly duckling in a house of swans, it's having the swans pretend there's no difference. Teena Booth, Falling From Fire There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. - Francis Bacon -------------------------------------------------------------------------------There is in true beauty something which vulgar souls cannot admire. - William Congreve -------------------------------------------------------------------------------...aesthetic values are changed under the influence of sexual emotion; from the lover's point of view many things are beautiful which are unbeautiful from the point of view of him who is not a lover, and the greater the degree to which the lover is swayed by his passion the greater the extent to which his normal aesthetic standard is liable to be modified. - Havelock Ellis -------------------------------------------------------------------------------The largely objective character of beauty is further indicated by the fact that to a considerable extent beauty is the expression of health. A well and harmoniously developed body, tense muscles, an elastic and finely toned skin, bright eyes, grace and animation of carriage- all these things which are essential to beauty are the conditions of health. - Havelock Ellis -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. - Ralph Waldo Emerson -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Beauty is not diminished by being shared. - Robert Heinlein -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself, and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise. - Marcus Aurelius --------------------Beauty is not in the face;beauty is a light in the heart ~ Kahlil Gibran~ A soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. ~Johann von Goeth ~ A thing of beauty is a joy forever; Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness. ~ ~John Keats. 1795-1821 Endymion. Book i Did my heart love till now? Forswear it sight, For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night. ~ ~Romeo, Romeo and Juliet.~ The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched they must be felt with the heart.

~Hellen Keller ~ Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may." N.B.: This famous aphorism is often misquoted, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." ~Plato ~ I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty, I woke, and found that life was Duty. Was thy dream then a shadowy lie? Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly; And thou shalt find thy dream to be A truth and noonday light to thee. Life a Duty ~Ellen Sturgis Hooper. 1816-1841. No radiant pearl which crested Fortune wears, No gem that twinkling hangs from Beauty's ears, Not the bright stars which Night's blue arch adorn, Nor rising suns that gild the vernal morn, Shine with such lustre as the tear that flows Down Virtue's manly cheek for others' woes. ~Erasmus Darwin. 1731-1802. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 459. Never lose an for beauty is Welcome it in and thank God - Ralph Waldo opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament. every fair face, in every fair sky, in every flower, for it as a cup of blessing. Emerson

"The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum." ~Alexis Carrel ~ If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. ~Vincent Van Gogh ~ Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. ~Kahlil Gibran~ Let the beauty we love be what we do. ~Rumi ~ Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality. ~Hannah Arendt (Rachel Varnhagen) For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.

~Ivan Panin ~ It's beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart. ~Anonymous ~ Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone. ~Roy R. Gilson ~ A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~ The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. ~Albert Einstein ~ Sex and beauty are inseparable, Like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within. ~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross ~ Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised. ~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. 121-180 A.D. Doth perfect beauty stand in need of praise at all? Nay; no more than law, no more than truth, no more than loving kindness, nor than modesty. Ibid. Personal beauty is a better introduction than any letter;...Diogenes Laertius. Circa 200 A.D. Aristotle called beauty "the gift of God;", Socrates called it "a short-lived tyranny;" Theophrastus, "a silent deceit;" Theocritus, "an ivory mischief;" Carneades, "a sovereignty which stood in need of no guards." The stars of midnight shall be dear To her; and she shall lean her ear In many a secret place Where rivulets dance their wayward round, And beauty born of murmuring sound Shall pass into her face. Three years she grew in Sun and Shower ~William She walks in beauty, Like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes ~Lord Byron ~ Beauty pleases the eyes only; Sweetness of disposition charms the soul~Voltaire (1694-1778) ~ We fly to beauty as an asylum From the terrors of finite nature. ~Emerson, Journals, 1836 We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. ~Jawaharlal Nehru ~ Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley ~ Beauty It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. - Aesop Beauty's attractive, and we dont want people to be attracted by old things. We want them to like the new ones. - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Even beauties can be unattractive. If you catch a beauty in the wrong light at the right time, forget it. I believe in low lights and trick mirrors. I believe in plastic surgery. - Andy Warhol I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes. - Anthony Trollope The beauty of life, is that you don't have to be modernly beautiful to live it. - C.S. Lewis I hadn't read Charlotte's Web in years. I was overdue. Overdue for so many things that didn't involve guns or killing people. - Cerulean Sins, "Laurell K. Hamilton" ( $ ) There is no such thing as beauty, especially in the human face. So many women that I'm told are beautiful...hell it's like looking at a soup bowl - Charles Bukowski In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty - Christopher Morley Beauty in things lies in the mind which contemplates them. - David Hume Beauty, of whatever kind, invariably excites the human soul to tears. - Edgar Allan Poe To me the most important thing is the sense of going on. You know how beautiful things are when you're traveling.

- Edward Hopper I feel like a defective model, like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out. But that was so long ago. - Elizabeth Wurtzel There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. - Francis Bacon The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man. - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it. - Georges Bataille The best and most beautiful thing in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart. - Hellen Keller There are flowers everywhere, for those who bother to look. - Henri Matisse Perfect sincerity and transparency make a great part of beauty, as in dewdrops, lakes, and diamonds. - Henry David Thoreau, "Journal" ( $ ) I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty-a sunken beauty. - Jean Genet Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts. - Jim Morrison Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. - Jim Morrison The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason. - John Cage Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example. - John Ruskin Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror, - Kahlil Gibran Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. But beautiful women don't need to know about men. It's the men who have to know about beautiful women. - Katharine Hepburn Mute icons are the only kind of beauty we find acceptable today. - Mark Rothko

The critic is he who can translate into a new manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things. The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. - Oscar Wilde Fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it ever six months - Oscar Wilde In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty. - Phil Ochs Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting--a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson [...] beauty, which, in relation to actions, as we have seen, comes unsought, and comes because it is unsought [...] - Ralph Waldo Emerson We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes. - Ralph Waldo Emerson The fruition of beauty is no chance of hit or miss... it is inevitable as life. - Walt Whitman Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all. - William Somerset Maughum "Beauty is not based on how attractive we are to everybody else, but how attractive we are to ourselves, for one cannot think other people think they are full of beauty unless they know they are beautiful too." Submitted by Lindsie "Only God's creations can compare to the beauty that I see in you! My love for you is infinite, without limits." Source Unknown Submitted by Jeanne "No one realizes the beauty of love, until you're caught in it." Submitted by Jake "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." AngelWinks Submitted by Eda

"I believe the personality and the soul is what makes a person beautiful, it does not always have to be the physical appearance." Source Unknown Submitted by Faith "A man's love cannot be satisfied by beauty alone; you're more than beautiful and that's why I love you!" Laurencio Submitted by Faye "What you feel is what you are and what you are is beautiful." Goo Goo Dolls Submitted by Melissa "The greatest gift to my eyesight is having my eyes set on you." Submitted by Catherine E. Edejer "The only ugly faces, are the ones we make." Submitted by Stephen Morris "Beauty is like a book, it cannot be judged by its cover!" Submitted by Ben Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture. Bertrand Russell Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest. Christian Dior Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them. (Essays, Moral, Political and Literary) David Hume The reason that the all American boy prefers beauty to brains is that he can see better than he can think Farrah Fawcett-Majors Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka A woman does not want the truth; what is truth to women? From the beginning, nothing has been more alien, repugnant, and hostile to woman than the truth - her great art is the lie, her highest concern is mere appearance and beauty Friedrich Nietzsche Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies (Elegies 'The Anagram') John Donne Beauty is truth, and truth is beauty John Keats Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. - The Peter Principle Laurence Peter

The hero of my tale - whom I love with all the power of my soul, whom I have tried to portray in all his beauty, who has been, is, and will be beautiful - is Truth (Sevastopol in May) Leo Tolstoy It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, And we must hunger after them. - George Eliot *** Time may be a great healer, but it's also a lousy beautician. *** When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. - R. Buckminster Fuller *** Nothing's beautiful from every point of view. - Horace *** Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away. - George Brossin M�r� *** In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. - Christopher Morley *** There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. - Countess of Blessington *** Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. - Charles Reade *** Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense. - Kin Hubbard *** Beauty is not caused. It is. - Emily Dickinson *** Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart. - Johann von Schiller *** Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused. - Edward Gibbon

*** I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused. - Benedict Spinoza *** Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts. - Serge Gainsbourg *** I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation. - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel *** She was not pretty, but she might have been handsome if somebody had kept telling her that she was pretty. - J.B. Priestly *** Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite. - George Bancroft *** If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. - William Morris *** Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. - George Washington Carver *** Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying. - Langston Hughes *** I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. - Alice Walker *** In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful. - Alice Walker *** When I look at myself, I am so beautiful I scream with joy! - Maria Montez *** The beauty of the past belongs to the past. - Margaret Bourke-White *** The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum.

- Alexis Carrel *** One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh *** Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. - Franz Kafka "Nothing is more beautiful than you wearing only the moonlight and my kisses." Submitted by Kasexy "You're a song written by the hands of God." Shakira Submitted by Rachael "If I were blind, within my heart I could still see the beauty that is you." Submitted by Steve "I am beautiful for the one who loves me." Bethelhem Tesfaye Submitted by Daniel T. "No one realizes the beauty of love, until you lose it." Submitted by Jim Barry The beauty of love is to look into your eyes, and see the love you feel for me, to see the way you feel and the way you care, that is why I love you." Submitted by Thom "True beauty cannot be seen from the outside, it must be found within the soul of your love." Jack Roskam (NL) Submitted by Jack Roskam "Beauty can be very deceiving to the eye, so love because they bring joy and happiness into your life." Submitted by Stephanie "What is beauty if the brain is empty?" Submitted by Rubelyn Ubando "Did my heart love 'til now? Foreswear its sight--for I never saw true beauty 'til this night." Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Submitted by Melissa Nicole Albert Einstein: The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Albert Einstein: A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole

of nature in its beauty. Anais Nin: The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery. Buckminster Fuller: When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. Candace Bergen: People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don't have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart. Chinese proverb: When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. Georgia O'Keeffe: I said to myself -- I'll paint what I see -- what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it -- I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers. Helen Keller: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart. Henry Miller: The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. Jean Kerr: I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas? John Keats: A thing of beauty is a joy forever. John Ruskin: Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example. Kahlil Gibran: Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. Kalidasa: Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! Look to this Day! For it is Life, the very Life of Life. In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your Existence. The Bliss of Growth, The Glory of Action, The Splendor of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And To-morrow is only a Vision;

But To-day well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn! Kenneth Patton: The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day. Oscar Hammerstein, II: Do you love me because I'm beautiful, or am I am beautiful because you love me? Pierre Auguste Renoir: The pain passes, but the beauty remains. Rachel Carson: It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. Rachel Carson: Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. Ralph Waldo Emerson: What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. Ralph Waldo Emerson: The moral sense reappears today with the same morning newness that has been from of old the fountain of beauty and strength. You say there is no religion now. 'Tis like saying in rainy weather, There is no sun, when at that moment we are witnessing one of its superlative effects. Sophia Loren: Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got. Virginia Woolf: The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. Willa Cather: Oh, this is the joy of the rose: / That it blows, / And goes.