Beauty Quotes

In this list we have gathered the top beauty quotes in the same place for you. If you’re looking to make your days magical and inspired by quotes of beauty, this list was made just for you! From this list you will find many great quotes about loving yourself and being yourself, appreciating beautiful things in life. Many quotes on this list are from celebrities, authors and philosophers of our time. Some of them also give direction regarding love and life and describe the true nature of being human. All the beauty quotes on this list have been ranked by votes of the community members, meaning that the most popular beauty quotes are on the top of the list. If your own favourite beauty quote is missing from the list, feel free to add and vote it up in order to share it with fellow fans looking for beauty quotes!

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    John Green

    “That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.” ― John Green, Paper Towns

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    Anne Frank

    “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” ― Anne Frank

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    Marilyn Monroe

    “All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren’t.” ― Marilyn Monroe

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    Coco Chanel

    “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” ― Coco Chanel

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    Richelle Mead

    “Do you think I’m pretty?
    I think you’re beautiful
    You are so beautiful, it hurts sometimes.” ― Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy

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    Leo Tolstoy

    “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” ― Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata

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    Rabindranath Tagore

    “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

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    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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    Amy Bloom

    “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” ― Amy Bloom

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    Scott Westerfeld

    “What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.” ― Scott Westerfeld, Uglies

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    Marcus Aurelius

    “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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    Pablo Neruda

    “As if you were on fire from within.
    The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” ― Pablo Neruda

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    Dorothy Parker

    “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.” ― Dorothy Parker

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    “There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

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    “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ― Confucious

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    Anne Bronte

    “But he who dares not grasp the thorn 
    Should never crave the rose.” ― Anne Bronte

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    Franz Kafka

    “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” ― Franz Kafka

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    Oscar Wilde

    “Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.” ― Oscar Wilde

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    Anne Frank

    “I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” ― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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    Jonathan Safran Foer

    “Why do beautiful songs make you sad?’ ‘Because they aren’t true.’ ‘Never?’ ‘Nothing is beautiful and true.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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    Marilyn Monroe

    “We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it’s a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.” ― Marilyn Monroe

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    Virginia Woolf

    “I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.” ― Virginia Woolf

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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    “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

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    C. JoyBell C.

    “Pain is a pesky part of being human, I’ve learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can’t be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.” ― C. JoyBell C.

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    Marilyn Monroe

    “I don’t mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.” ― Marilyn Monroe

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    Lao Tzu

    “The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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    Oscar Wilde

    “I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.” ― Oscar Wilde

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    William Goldman

    “Just because you’re beautiful and perfect, it’s made you conceited.” ― William Goldman, The Princess Bride

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    Thomas Mann

    “Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.” ― Thomas Mann, Death in Venice and Other Tales

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    Steve Maraboli

    “There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

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    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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    Gabriel García Márquez

    “To him she seemed so beautiful, so seductive, so different from ordinary people, that he could not understand why no one was as disturbed as he by the clicking of her heels on the paving stones, why no one else’s heart was wild with the breeze stirred by the sighs of her veils, why everyone did not go mad with the movements of her braid, the flight of her hands, the gold of her laughter. He had not missed a single one of her gestures, not one of the indications of her character, but he did not dare approach her for fear of destroying the spell.” ― Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

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    Henry James

    “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James

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    Abraham Lincoln

    “There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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    Wendelin Van Draanen

    “Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss….” He turned to me. “But every once in a while, you find someone who’s iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.” ― Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

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    “To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” ― Osho

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    Tupac Shakur

    “Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it’s dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.” ― Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete

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    Lord Byron

    “She walks in beauty, like the night
    Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
    And all that’s best of dark and bright
    Meet in her aspect and her eyes…” ― Lord Byron

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    Drew Barrymore

    “I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.” ― Drew Barrymore

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Jess C. Scott

    “The human body is the best work of art.” ― Jess C. Scott

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    “Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

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    Scott Westerfeld

    “Nature didn’t need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.” ― Scott Westerfeld, The Uglies Trilogy

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    Albert Einstein

    “Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.” ― Albert Einstein

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson’s Essays

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    Frances Hodgson Burnett

    “Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
    “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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    Steve Maraboli

    “Get Off The Scale!

    You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.

    Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

    It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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    Elizabeth Gilbert

    “You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

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    Jean Kerr

    “I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?” ― Jean Kerr

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    John Joseph Powell

    “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” ― John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love

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    Louisa May Alcott

    “The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.” ― Louisa May Alcott

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    Alex Flinn

    “Just because something is beautiful doesn´t mean it´s good.” ― Alex Flinn, Beastly

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    Jess C Scott

    “A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement” ― Jess C Scott

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    P.C. Cast

    “The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.” ― P.C. Cast, Betrayed

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    “The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

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    Rainer Maria Rilke

    “For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
    which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so,
    because it serenely disdains to destroy us.
    Every angel is terrible.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies

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    John Keats

    “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” ― John Keats, Endymion: A Poetic Romance

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    Frederick Buechner

    “Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” ― Frederick Buechner, Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith

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    Richard Rodgers

    “Do I love you because you’re beautiful, or are you beautiful because I love you?” ― Richard Rodgers, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

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    Rainer Maria Rilke

    “If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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    James Frey

    “The first time I saw you, my heart fell. The second time I saw you, my heart fell. The third time fourth time fifth time and every time since, my heart has fallen.
    I stared at her.
    You are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. Your hair, your eyes, your lips, your body that you haven’t grown into, the way you walk, smile, laugh, the way your cheeks drop when you’re mad or upset, the way you drag your feet when you’re tired. Every single thing about you is beautiful.
    I stared at her.
    When I see you the World stops. It stops and all that exists for me is you and my eyes staring at you. There’s nothing else. No noise, no other people, no thoughts or worries, no yesterday, no tomorrow. The World just stops and it is a beautiful place and there is only you. Just you, and my eyes staring at you.
    I stared.
    When you’re gone, the World starts again, and I don’t like it as much. I can live in it, but I don’t like it. I just walk around in it and wait to see you again and wait for it to stop again. I love it when it stops. It’s the best fucking thing I’ve ever known or ever felt, the best thing, and that, beautiful Girl, is why I stare at you.” ― James Frey, A Million Little Pieces

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    Marc Riboud

    “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” ― Marc Riboud

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    John Donne

    “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.”

    [The Autumnal]” ― John Donne, The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose

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    Gwyneth Paltrow

    “Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” ― Gwyneth Paltrow

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    Cassandra Clare

    “Looking at him now-even if she hadn’t been in love with him, that part of her that was her mother’s daugher, that loved every beautiful thing for its beauty alone, would still have wanted him.” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

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    Chuck Palahniuk

    “It’s all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way money is power the same way a gun is power.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

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    Emily Dickinson

    “Beauty is not caused. It is.” ― Emily Dickinson

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    Kahlil Gibran

    “Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
    But you are eternity and you are the mirror.” ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

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    Marcel Proust

    “Let us leave pretty women to men with no imagination.” ― Marcel Proust, The Captive & The Fugitive

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    Maya Angelou

    “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” ― Maya Angelou

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    Ruta Sepetys

    “Sometimes there is such beauty in awkwardness.” ― Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray

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    Naomi Wolf

    “Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.” ― Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

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    Johnny Depp

    “She’s kind of a walking poem, she’s this perfect beauty…but at the same time very deep, very smart.” ― Johnny Depp

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    John Lennon

    “When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” ― John Lennon

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    John Green

    “You’re arguing that the fragile, rare thing is beautiful simply because it is fragile and rare. But that’s a lie, and you know it.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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    Audrey Hepburn

    “Happy girls are the prettiest” ― Audrey Hepburn

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    Yukio Mishima

    “True beauty is something that attacks, overpowers, robs, and finally destroys.” ― Yukio Mishima

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    “There are as many styles of beauty as there are visions of happiness.” ― Stendhal, Love

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    Cassandra Clare

    “I suspect he’s sweet on Sophie and doesn’t like to see her work too hard.’
    Tessa was glad to hear it. She’d felt awful about her reaction to Sophie’s scar, and the thought that Sophie had a male admirer – and a handsome one like that- eased her conscience slightly. ‘Perhaps he’s in love with Agatha’, she said.
    ‘I hope not. I intend to marry Agatha myself. She may be a thousand years old, but she makes an incomparable jam tart. Beauty fades, but cooking is eternal.” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

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    Coco Chanel

    “Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” ― Coco Chanel

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    “I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.” ― Edgar Allan Poe, The Poetic Principle

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    Tana French

    “I’ve always loved strong women, which is lucky for me because once you’re over about twenty-five there is no other kind. Women blow my mind. The stuff that routinely gets done to them would make most men curl up and die, but women turn to steel and keep on coming. Any man who claims he’s not into strong women is fooling himself mindless; he’s into strong women who know how to pout prettily and put on baby voices, and who will end up keeping his balls in her makeup bags.” ― Tana French, Faithful Place

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    Ariana Dancu

    “She made broken look beautiful
    and strong look invincible.
    She walked with the Universe
    on her shoulders and made it
    look like a pair of wings.” ― Ariana Dancu

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    Henry Rollins

    “You are beautiful like demolition. Just the thought of you draws my knuckles white. I don’t need a god. I have you and your beautiful mouth, your hands holding onto me, the nails leaving unfelt wounds, your hot breath on my neck. The taste of your saliva. The darkness is ours. The nights belong to us. Everything we do is secret. Nothing we do will ever be understood; we will be feared and kept well away from. It will be the stuff of legend, endless discussion and limitless inspiration for the brave of heart. It’s you and me in this room, on this floor. Beyond life, beyond morality. We are gleaming animals painted in moonlit sweat glow. Our eyes turn to jewels and everything we do is an example of spontaneous perfection. I have been waiting all my life to be with you. My heart slams against my ribs when I think of the slaughtered nights I spent all over the world waiting to feel your touch. The time I annihilated while I waited like a man doing a life sentence. Now you’re here and everything we touch explodes, bursts into bloom or burns to ash. History atomizes and negates itself with our every shared breath. I need you like life needs life. I want you bad like a natural disaster. You are all I see. You are the only one I want to know.” ― Henry Rollins

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    Kristin Cashore

    “Lady Katsa, is it?” 
    “Yes, Lord Prince.”
    “I’ve heard you have one eye green as the Middluns grasses, and the other eye blue as the sky.”
    “Yes, Lord Prince.”
    “I’ve heard you can kill a man with the nail of your smallest finger.”
    She smiled. “Yes, Lord Prince.”
    “Does it make it easier?”
    “I don’t understand you.”
    “To have beautiful eyes. Does it lighten the burden of your Grace, to know you have beautiful eyes?” ― Kristin Cashore, Graceling

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    “Beauty surrounds us.” ― Rumi

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    Erol Ozan

    “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”― Erol Ozan

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    Anna Godbersen

    “The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color — oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples…” ― Anna Godbersen, The Luxe

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    Carl Sagan

    “The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

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    William Shakespeare

    “For she had eyes and chose me.” ― William Shakespeare, Othello

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    Thich Nhat Hanh

    “The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

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    Mary Wollstonecraft

    “[I]f we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex.” ― Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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    Sophia Loren

    “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” ― Sophia Loren

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    Mary Wollstonecraft

    “Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.” ― Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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    R. J. Palacio

    “I wish every day could be Halloween. We could all wear masks all the time. Then we could walk around and get to know each other before we got to see what we looked like under the masks.” ― R. J. Palacio, Wonder

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    Abraham Lincoln

    “The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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    William Shakespeare

    Sonnet 130

    My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
    Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
    If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
    If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
    I have seen roses damask’d, red and white,
    But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
    And in some perfumes is there more delight
    Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
    I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
    That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
    I grant I never saw a goddess go;
    My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
    And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
    As any she belied with false compare.” ― William Shakespeare, Sonnets

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    Naomi Wolf

    “Sadly, the signals that allow men and women to find the partners who most please them are scrambled by the sexual insecurity initiated by beauty thinking. A woman who is self-conscious can’t relax to let her sensuality come into play. If she is hungry she will be tense. If she is “done up” she will be on the alert for her reflection in his eyes. If she is ashamed of her body, its movement will be stilled. If she does not feel entitled to claim attention, she will not demand that airspace to shine in. If his field of vision has been boxed in by “beauty”–a box continually shrinking–he simply will not see her, his real love, standing right before him.” ― Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

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    Michael Cunningham

    “Beauty is a whore, I like money better.” ― Michael Cunningham, The Hours


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