The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy.
Yes, I was fat, but I dealt with it by simply never thinking about it. It is useful, when you are fat, to have a lot of other things to think about.
People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.
There's something almost perfect in the ugly duckling syndrome. Because a sensitivity is tattooed on a part of you no one else can see but can somehow guess is there.
Eye contact is the best accessory.
If there is one thing worse than being an ugly duckling in a house of swans, it's having the swans pretend there's no difference.
What, is the jay more precious than the lark because his feathers are more beautiful?
Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.
—Honore de Balzac
Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. . . . People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.
Love is the most beautiful thing in the world. Unfortunately, it's also one of the hardest things in the world to hold on to, and one of the easiest things to throw away.
—Colleen Hoover in Point of Retreat
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson