Beauty

«Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.»

Naomi Wolf


«I’d like to sit there,” I said softly to the girl sitting in front of the other mirror. She scampered.»

Heather Heffner


«The consideration of the quantity often takes the precedence over that of the quality in many significant activity of the society as the ordinary minds are in the great majority and the extraordinary brains are in the giant minority.»

Anuj Somany


«Beauty itself doth of itself persuade»

William Shakespeare


«All of them are the same type; girls with overprocessed hair and too much makeup and way too much access to Daddy’s credit cards. Girls who, if you took away the designer labels, hair dye and cover-up, wouldn’t be more than average-looking, but with all that stuff look too plastic to be pretty.»

Hannah Harrington


«Sometimes it’s like people are a million times more beautiful to you in your mind. It’s like you see them through a special lens — but maybe if it’s how you see them,that’s how they really are. It’s like the whole tree falling in the forest thing.»

Jenny Han


«Mostly I have felt myself becoming a servant of sadness. I am still looking for the beauty in that.»

Maggie Nelson


«Don't die on me," she ordered. "You are not dying on me."»

Rick Riordan


«The beauty of collaboration between older and younger generations is that we combine strength with wisdom—a surefire way to accomplish more for the glory of God.»

Brett Harris


«The beautiful must be incongruous.»

Julien Torma


«A blind man can't forget the eyesight he lost, show me any beautiful girl. How can her beauty not remind me of the one whose beauty surpasses hers?»

William Shakespeare


«It was as if they had climbed the last hill in creation.»

Dan Simmons


«Beauty is more a danger than intelligence or wit. One becomes a living mirror for the inadequacies of others.»

Gordon Dahlquist


«Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.”»

Gigi Flower


«Fortune's fool! How we humans lie upon beauty like lizards upon a sun-baked rock.»

Roman Payne


«(...) a ingenuidade se mantém como a indumentária de honra do gênio, assim como a nudez é a da beleza.»

Arthur Schopenhauer


«The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new.»

Karl Lagerfeld


«Great style and posture go hand in hand.»

Cindy Ann Peterson


«Right! There are plots.»

John Webster


«Stop listening to the TV tell you about America the beautiful . . . get up and be America the beautiful.»

Rivera Sun


«I am not your lover, but a victim of your beauty.»

M.F. Moonzajer


«A bodyguard for a pretty socialite, I was moving up in the world. Like all idiots I naturally assumed she was pretty because she was rich. You can buy anything with money, even people, even... beauty.»

Bruce Crown


«Never mourn the loss of innocence, because it always brings the much greater gain of wisdom.»

Erica Goros


«She was dressed in white, and her tunic had amazing flared sleeves which trailed on the ground behind her as she glided down the stairs. Her hair was a mass of dark curls tumbling around her face, and she had dark, dark eyes. Jack realized that this was what the chansons meant when they referred to a beautiful princess in a castle. No wonder the knights all wept when the princess died.»

Ken Follett


«...the law of empathy, by which he could, by his will, transfer himself into an object or a work of art, and thus inflence the outer world. He did not feel redeemed by the work he did. He did not seek redemption. He sought to see what others did not, the projection of his imagination.»

Patti Smith


«The evil queen was stupid to play Snow White's game. There's an age where a woman has to move on to another kind of power. Money, for example. Or a gun.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«When the devout religion of mine eye»

William Shakespeare


«Beauty isn't what you see on TV or in magazine ads or even necessarily in art galleries. It's a lot deeper and a lot simpler than that. It's realizing the goodness of things, it's leaving the world a little better than it was before you got here. It's appreciating the inspiration of the world around you and trying to inspire others.»

Charles de Lint


«But those who seek only reassurance from life will never be more than tourists—seeing everything and trying to possess what can only be felt.»

Simon Van Booy


«To be happy to be sad and sad to be happy is to sing an echo in that beautiful language called Sorrow.»

Criss Jami