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Quotations About / On: BEAUTY

  • 31.
    The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
    (Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923), South African author. repr. In The Essential Gesture, ed. Stephen Clingman (1988). "A Bolter and the Invincible Summer," London Magazine (May 1963).)
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  • 32.
    The esthete stands in the same relation to beauty as the pornographer stands to love, and the politician stands to life.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry (1976). Die Fackel (no. 406/12, Vienna, October 5, 1915).)
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  • 33.
    Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty—as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.
    (Florence King (b. 1936), U.S. author. "Democracy," Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye (1989).)
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  • 34.
    Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.
    (Théophile Gautier (1811-1872), French poet, novelist, critic. La Revue des Deux Mondes (April 1, 1841).)
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  • 35.
    When power becomes gracious and descends into the visible—such descent I call beauty.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 152, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Thus Spoke Zarathustra, p. 118, trans. by Walter Kaufmann, New York, Penguin Books (1978). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Second Part, "On Those Who are Sublime," (1883).)
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  • 36.
    Why is it forbidden in New York to acknowledge the charm and beauty of Los Angeles?
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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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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