Beauty in Words: Top Quotes on Aesthetics and Beauty

Dive into our selection of beauty quotes that celebrate the essence of beauty in life, nature, and the human spirit.

Image of Walter Pater
One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.
- Walter Pater
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Image of Miuccia Prada
I always loved aesthetics. Not particularly fashion, but an idea of beauty.
- Miuccia Prada
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Image of Phyllis Diller
It's a good thing that beauty is only skin deep, or I'd be rotten to the core.
- Phyllis Diller
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Image of Ralph Waldo Emerson
As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Image of P. J. O'Rourke
The beauty of democracy is that an average, random, unremarkable citizen can lead it.
- P. J. O'Rourke
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Image of Kevyn Aucoin
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.
- Kevyn Aucoin
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Image of Oscar Wilde
If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame.
- Oscar Wilde
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Image of A'Lelia Bundles
From the beginning, Madam C. J. Walker's message was as much about hair and beauty as it was about empowering other women. She knew that confidence and self-assurance are key ingredients to success, and that true beauty comes from within.
- A'Lelia Bundles
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Image of Sofia Carson
I always loved Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast'. I always thought I looked like her, so I dressed like her for every Halloween.
- Sofia Carson
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Image of Carre Otis
I'm proud that today, at 43 years old, I've come to value the aging process and focus on inner rather than outer beauty.
- Carre Otis
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Image of Francois Nars
I like beauty to be a bit edgy, not typical. For me, the only rule is looking good.
- Francois Nars
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Image of Jon Batiste
The beauty of jazz is that it can accommodate all styles. You can take jazz and put rock in it, and it's still jazz.
- Jon Batiste
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Image of Ulrika Jonsson
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but I also know that funny outlasts pretty any day of the week.
- Ulrika Jonsson
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Image of Xenophon
For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.
- Xenophon
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Image of Langston Hughes
Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
- Langston Hughes
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Image of Eve Ensler
My dream is that people will find a way back home, into their bodies, to connect with the earth, to connect with each other, to connect with the poor, to connect with the broken, to connect with the needy, to connect with people calling out all around us, to connect with the beauty, poetry, the wildness.
- Eve Ensler
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Image of Albert Camus
The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from. That is why true artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
- Albert Camus
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Image of Richard P. Feynman
I wanted very much to learn to draw, for a reason that I kept to myself: I wanted to convey an emotion I have about the beauty of the world.
- Richard P. Feynman
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Image of Dita Von Teese
I really believe that beauty comes from health - sensible eating and exercise.
- Dita Von Teese
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Image of Louie Schwartzberg
Beauty and seduction, I believe, is nature's tool for survival, because we will protect what we fall in love with.
- Louie Schwartzberg
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Image of Joseph B. Wirthlin
The Lord did not people the earth with a vibrant orchestra of personalities only to value the piccolos of the world. Every instrument is precious and adds to the complex beauty of the symphony.
- Joseph B. Wirthlin
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Image of Henry James
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance... and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
- Henry James
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Image of David Hume
Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived.
- David Hume
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Image of BeBe Zahara Benet
VANITY' is a celebration of beauty, self-identity, and self-respect. We want people to leave the show feeling okay to accept themselves - not to hold back and be ashamed of the extravagances they like to indulge in. We should be able to celebrate these things because they are part of living and we all strive for them.
- BeBe Zahara Benet
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Image of Junichiro Tanizaki
We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides.
- Junichiro Tanizaki
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Image of Arne Jacobsen
Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.
- Arne Jacobsen
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Image of Salma Hayek
The truth is, I just don't have the drive to be the prettiest and the thinnest. I can be happy for other people for their beauty.
- Salma Hayek
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Image of Rumi
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
- Rumi
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Image of Richard Armour
Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people.
- Richard Armour
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Image of Robert Mapplethorpe
Beauty and the devil are the same thing.
- Robert Mapplethorpe
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Image of Richard Baker
For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.
- Richard Baker
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Image of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Image of Alek Wek
I think beauty is not just about what we put on our heads or on our faces or what we wear: it's deeper than that, and if we can celebrate that, celebrate the women, not just the superficiality... I think it would be really gorgeous.
- Alek Wek
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Image of Albert Einstein
Mozart's music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe.
- Albert Einstein
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Image of Erin Heatherton
You really don't need to wear any make-up most of the time; keep your eyebrows the way they are, and find your own natural beauty signature.
- Erin Heatherton
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Image of Alex Honnold
I generally don't climb something if it makes me feel fear. The beauty of soloing is that there's no pressure - no one's telling me to do it. So if something seems scary, I don't have any obligation to do it. I can prepare further or just walk away entirely.
- Alex Honnold
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Image of Monica Bellucci
For me, true beauty has nothing to do with wrinkles and everything to do with the fact that my maternal grandmother raised five children just after the war and remained a fighter throughout her life. True beauty is the slick of red lipstick my paternal grandmother would put on before going to church on Sunday.
- Monica Bellucci
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Image of James Salter
It's great to listen to men talk about sports or fights or war or even hunting sometimes, but the presence of the other, the presence of art and beauty, which crude masculinity seems to discount, is essential. Real civilization and real manhood seem to me to include those.
- James Salter
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Image of William Congreve
Beauty is the lover's gift.
- William Congreve
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Image of Teri Hatcher
Beauty is a combination of qualities. I don't think one can deny that certain people or things feel aesthetically pleasing. But without an equally pleasing being behind that form, there is no beauty there.
- Teri Hatcher
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Image of Luke Bryan
That's the beauty of country music - you have to get out there and earn it and work hard. And when you're on the road with big name acts, you realize there's no easy way to the 'Promised Land' in this business.
- Luke Bryan
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Image of Grace Paley
In the end, long life is the reward, strength, and beauty.
- Grace Paley
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Image of Maryam Mirzakhani
You have to spend some energy and effort to see the beauty of math.
- Maryam Mirzakhani
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Image of D. H. Lawrence
Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.
- D. H. Lawrence
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Image of Adlai Stevenson I
Do you know the difference between a beautiful woman and a charming one? A beauty is a woman you notice, a charmer is one who notices you.
- Adlai Stevenson I
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Image of Emile Zola
Selling beauty is something I can understand. Even selling false beauty seems perfectly natural; it's a sign of progress.
- Emile Zola
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Image of Audrey Hepburn
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.
- Audrey Hepburn
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Image of Charles Lamb
The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.
- Charles Lamb
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Image of Lisa Joy
There's a kind of beauty to a skyscraper.
- Lisa Joy
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Image of Joan Smalls
I just want to continue to break barriers and to show the industry and the world that beauty is diverse, and you don't have to be a certain stereotype to be beautiful.
- Joan Smalls
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