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Quotations About / On: BEAUTIFUL

  • 41.
    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.)
  • 42.
    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.)
  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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.)
  • 45.
    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.)
  • 46.
    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).)
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  • 47.
    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).)
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  • 48.
    The great tragedy of science—the 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).)
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  • 49.
    A memory is a beautiful thing, it's almost a desire that you miss.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Letter, March 15, 1842, to Ernest Chevalier, trans. by William G. Allen. Correspondance, I, p. 102, Conard (1926-1933).)
  • 50.
    There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.
    (Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938), U.S. author. The Web and the Rock, ch. 28 (1939).)
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