Quotations About / On: BEAUTIFUL

  • 11.
    What is really beautiful must always be true.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. Madame de Bonnivet, in Armance, ch. VI, Urbain Canel (1827), trans. C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1946.)
  • 12.
    What is the beautiful, if not the impossible.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 1, Conard (1915).)
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  • 13.
    That's beautiful.
    (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).)
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  • 14.
    The good is the beautiful.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Lysis, 216 D....)
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  • 15.
    All heiresses are beautiful.
    (John Dryden (1631-1700), British poet, dramatist, critic. Albanat, in King Arthur, act 1, sc. 1 (1691).)
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  • 16.
    Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.
    (Maureen Dowd, U.S. journalist. The New York Times, "Giant Puppet Show," (September 10, 1995). About the debut of George, the political magazine edited by John F. Kennedy, Jr..)
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  • 17.
    Manfred, prince of Otranto, had one son and one daughter: the latter, a most beautiful virgin, aged eighteen, was called Matilda.
    (Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. The Castle of Otranto, ch. 1 (1764). The first sentence of the first Gothic novel.)
  • 18.
    The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.
    ([H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. Beasts and Super-Beasts, "Fur." Pseudonym oh Hector Hugh Munro.)
  • 19.
    Beautiful people are forgiven more often than the rest.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 20.
    It was impossible to praise it as beautiful, but it was also impossible to damn it as quaint.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Where Angels Fear to Tread, ch. 2 (1905). Regarding a house in Monteriano.)
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