Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects - making it possible... to see a new beauty in what is vanishing.
The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.
That's why I began doing makeup in the first place: I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me.
When I look at myself, I am so beautiful I scream with joy!
- Maria Montez
It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.
- Oscar Wilde
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.
- Miss Piggy
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