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Beauty Quotes

22 of the best book quotes about beauty
  1. #1
    “Without the frown of clouds and lightning, the vines would be burned by the smiling sun.”
  2. #2
    “Peace is always beautiful.”
  3. #3
    “The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.”
  4. #4
    “Which would you rather be if you had the choice--divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?”
  5. #5
    “We are immersed in beauty, but our eyes have no clear vision.”
  6. #6
    “The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.”
  7. #7
    What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
  8. #8
    “There’s more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.”
  9. #9
    “She was dazzling-- alight; it was agony to comprehend her beauty in a glance.”
  10. #10
    “Love is a great beautifier.”
  11. #11
    “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.”
  12. #12
    “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.”
  13. #13
    “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.”
  14. #14
    “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
  15. #15
    “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!”
  16. #16
    “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”
  17. #17
    “Well I am pretty. Nearly all spiders are good looking. I’m not as flashy as some, but I’ll do.”
  18. #18
    “When we think of the past it’s the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.”
  19. #19
    “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.”
  20. #20
    “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.”
  21. #21
    “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.”
  22. #22
    “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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