(Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 4, p. 159, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, The Modern Library, McGraw-Hill (1955).
(1) Beautiful pens are not necessary for beautiful writings.
(2) Beautiful wives are not necessary for beautiful domestic atmosphere.
(3) Beautiful eyes are not necessary to trace beauty.
(4) Beautiful dreams are not enough for beautiful deeds.
(5) Beauty creators are often not externally beautiful.
(6) Beauty lovers can find beauty even in dark and ugly things.
(7) Morality is the beauty of soul.
(8) Often beautiful souls hide behind ugly bodies and ugly souls behind beautiful bodies.
(9) Beauty of body is rare but the beauty of soul is the most rare.
(10) Each sense has its beauty but the beauty of seeing is the most common.
All surprisingly beautifulstupendous, amazing, unequalled.
(Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. V, p. 116, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (October 18, 1892).
On viewing Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893.)
(Quentin Tarantino, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Roger Avary. Pumpkin (Tim Roth), Pulp Fiction, comment upon seeing the mysterious glowing interior of hit man Jules' (Samuel Jackson) briefcase (1994).)