Quotations About / On:
We have taken beauty and exchanged it for stilted voices.
(D.W. (David Wark) Griffith (1874-1948), U.S. producer-director. Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984).
Referring in 1928 to the new talking pictures.)
The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
(Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Spanish surrealist painter. Quoted in Saranne Alexandrian, Surrealist Art, ch. 10 (1969).)
People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them.
(Judith Jamison (b. 1944), U.S. dancer. As quoted in WomenSports magazine, p. 14 (September 1975).)
What I want to give in the theatre is beauty, that's what I want to give.
(Dame Edith Evans (1888-1976), British actor. As quoted in Dame Edith Evans, ch. 15, by Bryan Forbes (1977).)
Nonsense and beauty have close connectionscloser connections than Art will allow.
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. The Longest Journey, pt. I, ch. 12 (1907).
Mr. Failing's view.)
The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them.
(W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), British author. Cakes and Ale, ch. 11 (1930).)
Beauty is lyrical. Ugliness is elegiac.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
(Anouk Aimée (b. 1932), French actor. Quoted in Guardian (London, August 24, 1988).)
The grand style arises when beauty wins a victory over the monstrous.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 596, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Wanderer and His Shadow, aphorism 96 (1880).)
Beauty is only the promise of happiness.
(Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French author. De l'Amour, ch. 17, footnote (1822).)