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Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?
Richard Feynman

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

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
Paul Gauguin

Unfortunately, moral beauty in art - like physical beauty in a person - is extremely perishable. It is nowhere so durable as artistic or intellectual beauty. Moral beauty has a tendency to decay very rapidly into sententiousness or untimeliness.
Susan Sontag

I think there's a great beauty to having problems. That's one of the ways we learn.
Herbie Hancock

Beauty is truth, and truth is beauty
John Keats

Exuberance is beauty.
William Blake

The worst thing is when the press call me a dizzy blonde - I got a B in Drama, a D in English, I did a hairdressing course and a beauty certificate.
Helen Adams

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

Art thou a type of beauty, or of power,
Of sweet enjoyment, or disastrous sin?
Sir Aubrey De Vere

Tiger or Jim Furyk or Justin Rose, I can't control what they do, and they can't control what I do. Which is the beauty of golf
Aaron Baddeley

Leave those vain moralists, my friend, and return to the depth of your soul: that is where you will always rediscover the source of the sacred fire which so often inflamed us with love of the sublime virtues; that is where you will see the eternal image of true beauty, the contemplation of which inspires us with a holy enthusiasm. (La Nouvelle Heloise)
Jean Jacques Rousseau

When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field... Sonnet 2
William Shakespeare

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
Kahlil Gibran

The reason people think I look good now is because I was never a beauty as a wee girl. And thank heavens. It's frightening to get old anyway, but if your looks were the cornerstone of your life, well, it would be very difficult.
Lulu

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.
W Somerset Maugham

Abstractness, sometimes hurled as a reproach at mathematics, is its chief glory and its surest title to practical usefulness. It is also the source of such beauty as may spring from mathematics.
E T Bell

The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found.
Joan Rivers

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
Virginia Woolf

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Jacqueline Bisset

Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
Camille Paglia

Exuberance is beauty.
H G Wells

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

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

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
Aldous Huxley

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

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

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
John Muir

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
Christian Dior

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

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

The reason that the all American boy prefers beauty to brains is that he can see better than he can think
Farrah Fawcett-Majors

If you're considered a beauty, it's hard to be accepted doing anything but standing around
Cybil Shepard

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

Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
André Gide

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Jawaharlal Nehru

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

Neon strikes on England, noon on Oxford town, Beauty she was statue cold - there's blood upon her gown. (The Dying Patriot)
James Elroy Flecker

Our flag is a thing of beauty and inspiration if you look at it with the right perspective. The flag is beautiful... it's not the fault of the flag some of the people making decisions for our country are not. The government makes very poor decisions... OFTEN... but don't blame the flag. Try to remember what raising it at Iwo Jima meant to the surviving 27 men who lived to see it raised on Mount Suribachi. How many flag burners would burn that flag?
John A Marshall

You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference in beauty or desire.
W H Auden

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.
G H Lewes

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
Edgar Allan Poe

The flowers anew, returning seasons bring; But beauty faded has no second spring. (The First Pastoral)
Ambrose Philips

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies (Elegies 'The Anagram')
John Donne

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 moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist.
David Hockney

'I have these slumber parties with my father [Steve Tyler], and when we can't sleep we stay up all night trading beauty tips. He knows all about the good creams and masks.'
Liv Tyler



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