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Beauty Quotes

Beauty is truth, truth beauty -- that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

Author: John Keats (1795-1821)

Profession: British Poet

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want --an adorable pancreas?

Author: Jean Kerr (1923)

Profession: American Author, Playwright

Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first.

Author: Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Profession: Swiss Artist

To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.

Author: Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Profession: Swiss Artist

My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms -- will it return to my body when they scatter?

Author: Kotomichi


The esthete stands in the same relation to beauty as the pornographer stands to love, and the politician stands to life.

Author: Karl Kraus (1874-1936)

Profession: Austrian Satirist

All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.

Author: Fran Lebowitz (1951)

Profession: American Journalist

Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.

Author: Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913)

Profession: British Statesman, Banker, Naturalist

O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.

Author: Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

Profession: British Dramatist, Poet

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.

Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them.

Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.

Author: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Profession: German Composer

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.

Author: George B. Mere


Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.

Author: Michelangelo (1474-1564)

Profession: Italian Renaissance Painter, Sculptor

Too fair to worship, too divine to love.

Author: Milman