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Our garden was created for him as a place to compose, and he wanted this place of great beauty to last over time.
Susanna Walton

I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty.
Brendan Francis Behan

Natural beauty is essentially temporary and sad; hence the impression of obscene mockery which artificial flowers give us.
John Updike

For in my nature I quested for beauty, but God, God hath sent me to sea for pearls (Jubilate Agno)
Christopher Smart

Thy marvelous beauty. - Here is
She you seek!
William James Linton

Rock and Roll is not just a series of sounds of music refrains. Rock and Roll, like Love and Beauty, is an entity. It's around us everywhere. It feels good.
John A Marshall

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.
Jean Anouilh

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old
Franz Kafka

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' —that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats

Italian men do appreciate beautiful women. They're not afraid of the beauty, which is nice.
Eva Herzigova

'Tis beauty calls, and glory shows the way
Nathaniel Lee

Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them. (Essays, Moral, Political and Literary)
David Hume

Throughout the year so many draw pleasure from the beauty of the cathedral [Hereford] being decorated with flowers.
Emma Stansfield

Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due - she reminds us too much of a prima donna.
E M Forster

A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer... He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it. A poet utterly clear is a trifle glaring.
E B White

I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!
Saint Augustine

Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls
James Russell Lowell

A coquette is a young lady of more beauty than sense, more accomplishments than learning, more charms not person than graces of mind, more admirers than friends, mole fools than wise men for attendants
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Beauty is truth, and truth is beauty
John Keats

The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
Johnny Depp

This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty - this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism.
Thomas Mann

Scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium, a benefit
Marie Curie

True art is but the anti-type of nature; the embodiment of discovered beauty in utility
James A Garfield

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
Christopher Morley

Straight is the line of duty;
Curved is the line of beauty;
Follow the straight line, thou shalt see
The curved line ever follow thee.
William MacCall

Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
Tom Stoppard

For he being dead, with him is beauty slain, And, beauty dead, black chaos comes again. Venus and Adonis line 1019
William Shakespeare

In marriage do thou be wise; prefer the person before money; virtue before beauty; the mind before the body.
William Penn

I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
Boris Pasternak

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
George Bancroft

As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.
Arthur Cayley

Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.
Jean Paul Richter

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
H G Wells

Great sport has intellectual beauty.
R Carlisle

By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality.
Hannah Arendt

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
Saint Augustine

England, home and beauty. [The Americans]
John Braham

Marriage hath in it less of beauty but more of safety, than the single life; it hath more care, but less danger, it is more merry, and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.
Marcus Aurelius

Here lies a most beautiful lady,
Light of step and heart was she;
I think she was the most beautiful lady
That ever was in the West Country.
But beauty vanishes; beauty passes;
However rare - rare it be;
And when I crumble, who will remember
This lady of the West Country?
('Epitaph', 1912)
Walter De La Mare

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
Bertrand Russell

The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage; its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.
Herman Melville

Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.
Jean Paul Richter

Beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes right to the f***ing bone
Billy Connelly

Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
George Bernard Shaw

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Aristotle

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one.
André Gide

There is a self-evident axiom, that she who is born a beauty is half married.
Ouida

Nicola is absolutely stunning. It's up to the casting directors but we really hope she gets through. She didn't let on to the casting directors she was a beauty queen. [on Nicola Jolly joining Hollyoaks]
Ali Bastian



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