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Beauty Quotes

50 of the best book quotes about beauty
  1. #1
    “We have looked in at the windows of the houses in the town, and we know what is done with them. They are dressed up in the most splendid manner. We have seen them standing in the middle of a warm room, and adorned with all sorts of beautiful things—honey cakes, gilded apples, playthings, and many hundreds of wax tapers.”
  2. #2
    “Peace is always beautiful.”
  3. #3
    “Without the frown of clouds and lightning, the vines would be burned by the smiling sun.”
  4. #4
    “Whatever can die is beautiful — more beautiful than a unicorn, who lives forever, and who is the most beautiful creature in the world. Do you understand me?”
  5. #5
    “What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.”
    author
    R. J. Palacio
    person
    Sappho
    book
    Wonder
    character
    Mr. Browne
    concepts
    GoodnessBeauty
  6. #6
    “What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.”
  7. #7
    “She looked as beautiful as if she had been dead!”
  8. #8
    “Your blood coagulates beautifully.”
  9. #9
    Time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty!
  10. #10
    “The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.”
  1. #11
    Your face is the same, but I don’t remember what beautiful means anymore.
  2. #12
    “How beautiful she was when she let me kiss her.”
  3. #13
    “The dawn was coming then. All the lower valley was covered with mist, and sometimes little pieces of it broke off and floated away in small clouds. The sky was lighter in the east, and the horizon was a thin golden line. The clouds changed from gray to pink, and the mist was touched with gold. There was a silent moment when everything held its breath, and then the sun rose. It was beautiful.”
  4. #14
    “All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
  5. #15
    “She was everything I wanted. She was beautiful and charming, with a quick sense of humor, and she supported me in everything I did.”
  6. #16
    “We are immersed in beauty, but our eyes have no clear vision.”
  7. #17
    Ritie, don’t worry ‘cause you ain’t pretty. Plenty pretty women I seen digging ditches or worse. You smart. I swear to God, I rather you have a good mind than a cute behind.
  8. #18
    Beauty! Terrible Beauty! A deathless Goddess-- so she strikes our eyes!
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    characters
    HelenChiefs of Troy
    concept
    Beauty
  9. #19
    “There’s more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.”
  10. #20
    “The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.”
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Penguin and Pinecone book
6.0
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All the Places to Love book
6.0
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The Trumpet of the Swan book
6.0
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Spot Loves His Daddy book
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Three Little Words book
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Charlotte and the Rock book
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  1. #21
    “She was dazzling-- alight; it was agony to comprehend her beauty in a glance.”
  2. #22
    “Which would you rather be if you had the choice--divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?”
  3. #23
    “Love is a great beautifier.”
  4. #24
    “Well I am pretty. Nearly all spiders are good looking. I’m not as flashy as some, but I’ll do.”
  5. #25
    “Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
  6. #26
    “I wander around the room, looking at the artwork on the walls. These days, the only artists are in Amity. Abnegation sees art as impractical, and its appreciation as time that could be spent serving others, so though I have seen works of art in textbooks, I have never been in a decorated room before. It makes the air feel close and warm, and I could get lost here for hours without noticing.”
  7. #27
    “She’s as bright as the morning. She corresponds to your description;it is for that I wish you to know her. She fills all your requirements.”
    “More or less, of course.”
    “No; quite literally. She is beautiful, accomplished, generous, and for an American, well-born. She is also very clever and very amiable, and she has a handsome fortune.”
  8. #28
    “Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
  9. #29
    ″‘Your soul is a beautiful thing, child.’ replied the grave man’s voice, ‘and I thank you. No emperor received so fair a gift. The angels wept to-night.”
  10. #30
    “Hearing thy mildness prais’d in every town,
    Thy virtues spoke of, and thy beauty sounded,--
    Yet not so deeply as to thee belongs,--
    Myself am mov’d to woo thee for my wife.”
Books about Christmas treesView All ››
  1. #31
    “Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
  2. #32
    The tree first recovered itself while being unpacked in the courtyard of a house, with several other trees; and it heard a man say, “We only want one, and this is the prettiest.”
  3. #33
    All this was very pretty, but the prettiest of all was a tiny little lady, who stood at the open door of the castle; she, also, was made of paper, and she wore a dress of clear muslin, with a narrow blue ribbon over her shoulders just like a scarf.
  4. #34
    “You must really begin to harden yourself to the idea of being worth looking at.”
  5. #35
    “I am not plain, but I don’t think anyone is ever going to call me beautiful. I don’t have that graceful thing going on.”
  6. #36
    “In his face, I see the whole of my life. I see a baby who came to me long after I’d given up … and a hint of the beauty I once had. I see … my life in his eyes.”
  7. #37
    “It was his beauty that had ruined him, his beauty and the youth that he had prayed for. But for those two things, his life might have been free from stain. His beauty had been to him but a mask, his youth but a mockery. What was youth at best? A green, an unripe time, a time of shallow moods, and sickly thoughts. Why had he worn its livery? Youth had spoiled him.”
  8. #38
    “Justine, you may remember, was a great favourite of yours; and I recollect you once remarked that if you were in an ill humour, one glance from Justine could dissipate it, for the same reason that Ariosto gives concerning the beauty of Angelica--she looked so frank-hearted and happy.”
  9. #39
    “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
  10. #40
    “Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!”
  1. #41
    “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”
  2. #42
    I shook the bell. It made the most beautiful sound my sister and I had ever heard.
  3. #43
    “He called you pretty,” he finally continued, his frown deepening. “That’s practically an insult, the way you look right now. You’re much more than beautiful.”
  4. #44
    “The human heart is a line, whereas my own is a circle, and I have the endless ability to be in the right place at the right time. The consequence of this is that I’m always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty, and I wonder how the same thing can be both.”
  5. #45
    “But even though she was attractive, there was something else about her that caught his eye. She was intelligent, he could sense that right away, and confident, too, as if she were able to move through life on her own terms. To him, these were the things that really mattered. Without them, beauty was nothing.”
  6. #46
    “When we think of the past it’s the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.”
  7. #47
    “It is true that I miss intelligent companionship, but there are so few with whom I can share the things that mean so much to me that I have learned to contain myself. It is enough that I am surrounded with beauty...”
  8. #48
    “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
  9. #49
    “And from her great and humble position in the family she had taken dignity and a clean calm beauty. From her position as healer, her hands had grown sure and cool and quiet; from her position as arbiter she had become as remote and faultless in judgment as a goddess. She seemed to know that if she swayed the family shook, and if she ever really deeply wavered or despaired the family would fall, the family will to function would be gone.”
  10. #50
    “Turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image. His face will make the heavens so beautiful that the world will fall in love with the night and forget about the garish sun.”
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