Quotations About / On:
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.)
It is beautiful to remember that he passed away as he wished, in the saddle riding hard.
(Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. president. The Dallas (Texas) News (May 27, 1937).
On the death of J.P. Buchanan, Tenth Texas District.)
In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.
(Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "Further Notes 1960-1974," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).)
Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!
(Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882), U.S. First Lady. letter, Aug. 21, 1869. The Mary Lincoln Letters (1956).)
The great tragedy of sciencethe slaying of a beautiful theory by an ugly fact.
(Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), British biologist. Presidential address, 1870, to the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Biogenesis and Abiogenesis, vol. 8, Collected Essays (1894).)