Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!

Henry David Thoreau

It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.


Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter.

David Byrne

I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.

Bob Dylan

The very definition of 'beauty' is outside.

Adam Carolla

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

Havelock Ellis

Clearly, once the student is no longer a student the possibilities of relationship are enlarged.

Marilyn Hacker

The woman poet must be either a sexless, reclusive eccentric, with nothing to say specifically to women, or a brilliant, tragic, tortured suicide.

Marilyn Hacker

Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce