My Page Theme

Beautiful Quotes

The heads of strong old age are beautiful beyond all grace of youth. Robinson Jeffers, O Magazine, October 2003
Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language. Henry James
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile. Unknown
The two most beautiful words in the English language are ``check enclosed.' Dorothy Parker
She used to drag her mattress besider her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window - or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without. There is no work of art so big or so beautiful that is was not once all contained in some youthful body, like this one which lay on the floor in the moonlight, pulsing with ardor and anticipation. Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark
The great tragedy of science -- the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. Thomas Huxley
Beauty is handed out as undemocratically as inherited peerages, and beautiful people have done nothing to deserve their astonishing reward. John Mortimer, The Observer (1999)
I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound - if I can remember any of the damn things. Dorothy Parker
How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression. D. H. Lawrence
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful. Sophia Loren
Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end. Alphonse Karr
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together. Richard Milhous Nixon
Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time. Jean Cocteau
Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yer beautiful in yer wrath! I shall keep you, and in responding to my passions, yer hatred will kindle into love. John Wayne, (as Genghis Kahn to Susan Hayward in the move The Conqueror) 1956
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. B. B. King
The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life.... The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song John Burroughs
It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. Charles Dudley
( quotes are updated each month )