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Beauty Quotes

At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman, and these hills, the softness of the sky, the outline of these trees at this very minute lose the illusory meaning with which we had clothed them, henceforth more remote than a lost paradise... that denseness and that strangeness of the world is absurd.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from the eternal.

Author: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

Profession: Italian Philosopher, Poet

Even with all my wrinkles! I am beautiful!

Author: Bessie Delaney

Profession:

Beauty is not caused. It is.

Author: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Profession: American Poet

No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?

Author: Annie Dillard (1945)

Profession: American Author, Poet

There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles... but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men, but of all intelligent mammals, even of women. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle and to engage in conscious mischief --a beauty with which you can never be angry, but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the ''dear deceit'' of beauty.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Beauty is the mark God sets on virtue. Every natural action is graceful; every heroic act is also decent, and causes the place and the bystanders to shine.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Beauty is the pilot of the young soul.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Beauty rests on necessities.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The line of beauty is the line of perfect economy.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist