Beauty is truth, truth beauty, – that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. John Keats Ode on a Grecian Urn.
When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. R. Buckminster Fuller
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. Leo Tolstoy
In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. Christopher Morley
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything. Simone Weil
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
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time. Albert Camus
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example. John Ruskin
To me, Beauty is the wonder of wonders…It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. Oscar Wilde
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius
Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked. St. Augustine
Beauty is not caused. It is. Emily Dickinson
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder. Aldous Huxley
From Shallow Hal:
Tony Robbins: Hal, don’t you think you’re being a bit shallow here in the way you look at women?
Hal: Well, no! You know, I’d like her to be into culture and shit, too.
Tony Robbins: Ok Hal, hypothetical situation; Which do you prefer, a girlfriend missing one breast or half a brain?
Hal: Hmmm, toughie. What about the remaining breast? Is it big?