Quotations About / On:
The most beautiful lives, to my mind, are those that conform to the common human pattern, with order, but without miracle and without eccentricity.
(Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Experience," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. III, ch. 13, Abel Langelier, Paris (1595).)
Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
(Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "With Edgar Varèse in the Gobi Desert," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).)
How can you be beautiful and be for Women's Lib?
(Anonymous (b. c. 1953), U.S. anti-feminist. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 46, by Wanda Urbanski (June 1974).
Urbanski, blond, beautiful, and a self-proclaimed radical feminist, was quoting a question put to her by her best friend.)
You know there's only two things more beautiful than a good guna Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere.
(Borden Chase [Frank Fowler] (1900-1971), U.S. screenwriter, Charles Schnee, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Cherry Valence (John Ireland), Red River, admiring Matthew Garth's (Montgomery Clift) gun (1948).)
Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Into the Album of Two Adorable Cousins in Villach," Poems (1819).)
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..)
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.)
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.)
Beautiful people are forgiven more often than the rest.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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.)