Quotations About / On: BEAUTY

  • 31.
    Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.
    (William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957). Notes on The Laocoön (engraved c. 1820).)
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  • 32.
    Those who seek beauty in physical things are children; those who seek beauty in intellectual things are adults; but only those who seek beauty in spiritual things are mature ones.
    (To my respected teachers.)
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  • 33.
    Where beauty is worshipped for beauty's sake as a goddess, independent of and superior to morality and philosophy, the most horrible putrefaction is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty.
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "The Substitutes for Religion," Proper Studies (1927).)
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  • 34.
    Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty—excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable—should persist after the beauty was gone.
    (Mary A. [Elizabeth, Countess Von] Arnim (1866-1941), Australian-born-British novelist. Mr. Skeffington, ch. 6 (1940).)
  • 35.
    Since art is the expression of beauty and beauty can be understood only in the form of the material elements of the true idea it contains, art has become almost uniquely feminine. Beauty is woman, and also art is woman.
    (Rémy De Gourmont (1858-1915), French critic, novelist. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. and trans. by Glen S. Burne (1966). "The Dissociation of Ideas," (1899).)
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  • 36.
    And yet—it is not beauty that inspires the deepest passion. Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. Beauty, without expression, tires.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Beauty," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 37.
    It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the "dear deceit" of beauty.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Adam Bede, bk. 1, ch. 15 (1859).)
  • 38.
    Once wealth and beauty are gone, there is always rural life.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 39.
    Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
    (Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), French artist. Intimate Journals, p. 193, trans. by Van Wyck Brooks (1923, repr. 1930).)
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  • 40.
    Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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