Quotes about beauty

Blake Lively
Blake Lively
American actress, model, director, and advocate
What can I say? I feel good when I'm wearing heels. I feel sexier, attractive.
David Hume
David Hume
Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, librarian and essayist
It is a great mortification to the vanity of man, that his utmost art and industry can never equal the meanest of nature's productions, either for beauty or value. Art is only the under-workman, and is employed to give a few strokes of embellishment to those pieces, which come from the hand of the master.
Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
American actress
What's beautiful about my mother is her compassion, how much she gives, whether it be to her kids and grandkids or out in the world. She's got a sparkle.
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
French fashion designer
The most beautiful makeup is passion, but cosmetics are easier to buy.
Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
British Actress
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.
Eknath Easwaran
Eknath Easwaran
Indian-born spiritual teacher, author and translator and interpreter of Indian religious texts
An unhurried mind brings the capacity to make wise choices every day - choices of how we use our time, of where we place our resources and our love. I am not just talking about avoiding the rat race, but about a life full of an artistic beauty - a life that has almost vanished from modern civilization, but is quite within the reach of everyone.
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
American singer, actress, and dancer
Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit. Someone said to me not too long ago, "Until you're twenty, you have the face you are born with, and after that you have the face you deserve", and I really loved that - the idea that you wear who you are on your face.
Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul
American singer, dancer, choreographer, actress, and television personality
I believe inner beauty is beauty in its truest form. When we nurture ourselves, it brings an inevitable, positive transformation.
George Grenville
George Grenville
British Whig statesman
The criterion of true beauty is, that it increases in examination; of false, that it lessens. There is something, therefore, in true beauty that corresponds with the right reason, and it is not merely the creature of fancy.
Charlotte Ronson
Charlotte Ronson
English fashion designer
I had always wanted to expand to beauty, but I knew I wanted to be able to translate my design aesthetic in an authentic way.
Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo
Mexican painter
I wanted to tell you that my whole being opened for you. Since I fell in love with you everything is transformed and is full of beauty... love is like an aroma, like a current, like rain.
Kesha
Kesha
American singer and songwriter
I like to admire. I'm a fan of beauty.
Marisa Miller
Marisa Miller
American model and occasional film actress
Well, beauty's in the eye of the beholder... It's all subjective. I'm kind of shy about it, but I'll take it.
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
American media personality, socialite, model, and businesswoman
The things I'm passionate about are beauty and fashion.
Mary McDonnell
Mary McDonnell
American actress
We have to get back to the beauty of just being alive in this present moment.
Michael Gungor
Michael Gungor
American singer-songwriter, producer, music editor, author, and podcast host
I do think that Christians will make music that oh should have some of the grandest visions of why we should create music and why we should seek to create beauty world.
Jessica Bird
Jessica Bird
American novelist
But then, gifts are like beauty, are they not. It is in the eye of the recipient that they find their seat, not in the hand of the giver.
Jon Foreman
Jon Foreman
American musician, the lead singer, guitarist, main songwriter and co-founder
I think that's the beauty of live music - creating from the destruction.
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
American novelist, short story writer
Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it, and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic.
Dolores del Rio
Dolores del Rio
Mexican actress, dancer and singer
Beauty does not come with creams and lotions. God can give us beauty, but whether that beauty remains or chagnes is determined by our thoughts and deeds.
Fritz Todt
Fritz Todt
German construction engineer and senior
The ever increasing spiritual damage caused by life within the big city will make this hunger practically uncontrollable when we build here on this the landscape of our homeland we must be clear that we will protect its beauty.
Diahann Carroll
Diahann Carroll
American actress, singer, model, and activist
Whenever you're on television, there's a responsibility to look timeless. I worked with the masters of film, fashion and beauty. I took their words into my soul, like a kind of religion that I exhibited to the world to all of our benefit. To this day, it takes a great deal of time to do my makeup the way I feel comfortable. At 82, it's still a part of what I do. I enjoy it.
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Australian actor
It's good to be young and full of dreams. Dreams of one day doing something 'insanely great.' Dreams of love, beauty, achievement, and contribution. But understand they have a life of their own, and they're not very good at following instructions. Love them, revere them, nurture them, respect them, but don't ever become a slave to them. Otherwise you'll kill them off prematurely, before they get the chance to come true.
Brooke Burke
Brooke Burke
American television personality, fitness personality, author, actress, and businesswoman
Power and beauty come from a very deep place.
Florence Littauer
Florence Littauer
American Christian self-help author and public speaker
The beauty of the written word is that it can be held close to the heart and read over and over again.
Bryant Terry
Bryant Terry
African-American vegan chef, food justice activist, and author
Within an hour I can be at the ocean, the forest, the mountains in San Francisco...But really, I fell in love with the city the first time I came out here in 2003. In addition to the natural beauty, this is ground zero for the food justice movement.
Eli Siegel
Eli Siegel
Poet, critic, and educator
All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.
Adele
Adele
English singer and songwriter
Beauty comes from within, not from what you wear.
James Fenton
James Fenton
English poet, journalist and literary critic
An aria in an opera - Handel's 'Ombra mai fu,' for example - gets along with an incredibly small number of words and ideas and a large amount of variation and repetition. That's the beauty of it. It's not taxing to the listener's intelligence because if you haven't heard it the first time round, it'll come around again.
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato
American singer, songwriter, and actor
When I look back, it saddens me to think that I was so hard on myself - when I was younger, I thought I had to look like everyone else, but I learned that beauty comes from how you feel about yourself. Once I started taking care of my mind, body, and soul, I realized that I didn't need to conform to what's "normal" and started to love myself.
Daniel H. Pink
Daniel H. Pink
American author
Do what you can't and experience the beauty of the mistakes you make.
Gil Scott-Heron
Gil Scott-Heron
American soul and jazz poet
I am a black man dedicated to expression; expression of the joy and pride of blackness. I consider myself neither poet, composer, or musician. These are merely tools used by sensitive men to carve out a piece of beauty or truth that they hope may lead to peace and salvation.
Esha Gupta
Esha Gupta
Indian film actress, model and the winner of the Miss India International title of 2007
I would never like to endorse a fairness cream. I believe in natural beauty.
Bethany Mota
Bethany Mota
American video blogger
I started my YouTube channel when I was 13. At the time, I was being bullied by a few people who I used to be very close to. I felt very alone and unmotivated. After discovering the beauty community, I decided it would be a great way to express myself and use it as an outlet to be who I am.
Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy
Indian author
As she watched him she understood the quality of his beauty. How his labor had shaped him. How the wood he fashioned had fashioned him. Each plank he planed, each nail he drove, each thing he made molded him. Had left its stamp on him. Had given him his strength, his supple grace.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Algernon Charles Swinburne
English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic
Though one were fair as roses His beauty clouds and closes.
Alberto Korda
Alberto Korda
Cuban photographer
The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.
Ben Okri
Ben Okri
Nigerian poet and novelist
I am not fighting for success, just to get more beauty out of myself and share it with more people.
Brian Jacques
Brian Jacques
English novelist
All little creatures are beautiful...every living thing when it first sees life is born in beauty. What they grow to be is a different matter.
Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope
English poet, translator, and satirist of the Augustan period
Beauty that shocks you, parts that none will trust, Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust.
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg
American poet and writer
one must verge on the unknown, write toward the truth hitherto unrecognizable of one’s own sincerity, including the avoidable beauty of doom, shame, and embarrassment, that very area of personal self-recognition,(detailed individual is universal remember) which formal conventions, internalized, keep us from discovering in ourselves and others
Adrian Anthony Gill
Adrian Anthony Gill
British journalist, critic, and author
If the world were to end tomorrow and we could choose to save only one thing as the explanation and memorial to who we were, then we couldn't do better than the Natural History Museum, although it wouldn't contain a single human. The systematic Linnean order, the vast inquisitiveness and range of collated knowledge and beauty would tell all that is the best of us.
Andreja Pejic
Andreja Pejic
Australian Model
Fashion is quite inclusive and good at embracing different things and different forms of beauty. It's a very liberal industry. You can be yourself. Just not overweight.
Aerin Lauder
Aerin Lauder
American Businesswoman
If you feel comfortable in what you're wearing, you'll look your best, and I think that's a really important idea. Sometimes, whether it's fashion or beauty, things are on-trend, and they look beautiful on the runway, but when I apply them to myself, it doesn't look the way it should.
Adlai Stevenson I
Adlai Stevenson I
American Politician
A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
Christian Dior
Christian Dior
French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses Christian Dior SE
We were emerging from the period of war, of uniforms, of women-soldiers built like boxers. I drew women-flowers, soft shoulders, fine waists like liana and wide skirts like corolla.
Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen
Brazilian model, activist, and businesswoman
I love that feeling of, you know, we are women, we are so different, our imperfections are what make us unique and beautiful.
Donna Air
Donna Air
English actress, television presenter and media personality
There are a lot of very beautiful people in world. I'd love to tell you who my pin-ups are now, but I might meet them.
Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
Canadian singer-songwriter
There's something so beautiful in a woman who loves her body and is confident.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
When asked her view of cosmetic surgery, Carmen Dell'Orefice replies, '”That's a very polite way of asking me, I'm sure, ‘Have you had a facelift?' Well, if you had the ceiling falling down in your living room, would you not go and have a repair?
Albert Camus
Albert Camus
French Philosopher
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.
Gianni Versace
Gianni Versace
Italian fashion designer, socialite and businessman
I watch women continuously. I want them to look beautiful, I am not interested in making them funny, but just beautiful. They have got to look marvelous to please their own men.
Alber Elbaz
Alber Elbaz
Israeli fashion designer
I always say that women are very strong and men are powerful. But beauty gives you both strength and power. I never think of it. It's just one of those natural things. It's the only thing I know how to do.
Alexander Herzen
Alexander Herzen
Russian Journalist
What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!
Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson
American Activist
I want women to understand that the most beautiful thing a woman's body does is to grow other human beings.
Camille Rowe
Camille Rowe
French Model
I feel like people are like, 'Ooh, French beauty, they don't do anything.' But I think it's more about looking as natural as possible.
Alan Alda
Alan Alda
American Actor
What is beauty, anyway? It's more than something pleasant looking. If it doesn't stop us in our tracks and make us unable to move for a moment, unable to put into words what's closing off the breath in our throats, then maybe it's pretty, but it probably isn't beauty.
Abhinav Shukla
Abhinav Shukla
Indian Actor
Well, to be frank I like natural beauty. Not artificial.
Aristotle
Aristotle
Greek Philosopher
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
American Artist
I always hear myself saying, 'She's a beauty!' or 'He's a beauty!' or 'What a beauty!' but I never know what I'm talking about.
Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley
English Novelist
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
David Hume
David Hume
Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, librarian and essayist
But the most common species of love is that which first arises from beauty, and afterwards diffuses itself into kindness and into the bodily appetite. Kindness or esteem, and the appetite to generation, are too remote to unite easily together. The one is, perhaps, the most refined passion of the soul; the other the most gross and vulgar. The love of beauty is placed in a just medium betwixt them, and partakes of both their natures: From whence it proceeds, that it is so singularly fitted to produce both.
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
American singer, actress, and dancer
Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit.
Eknath Easwaran
Eknath Easwaran
Indian-born spiritual teacher, author and translator and interpreter of Indian religious texts
In the Confucian tradition is a simple formula that appeals to me deeply: 'If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.' I urge everyone to reflect deeply on these words, as simple as they are profound.
Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
American actress
Being active and good health is the most important beauty regime because that will affect you for the rest of your life.
Jessica Bird
Jessica Bird
American novelist
Bad deeds like beauty, are in the eye of the beholder.
Jon Foreman
Jon Foreman
American musician, the lead singer, guitarist, main songwriter and co-founder
Most of the time a spark of beauty or truth will start a fire of a song but fires rarely produce goodness on their own ... you need to control them and put them to work.
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
American novelist, short story writer
Beauty is like piety - you cannot run and read it; tranquility and constancy, with, now-a-days, an easy chair, are needed.
Dolores del Rio
Dolores del Rio
Mexican actress, dancer and singer
Take care of your inner beauty, your spiritual beauty, and that will reflect in your face. We have the face we created over the years. Every bad deed, every bad fault will show on your face. God can give us beauty and genes can give us our features, but whether that beauty remains or changes is determined by our thoughts and deeds.
Fritz Todt
Fritz Todt
German construction engineer and senior
In places where this beauty has already disappeared, we will reconstruct it.
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Australian actor
We can live tough lives, but the human spirit is stronger, seemingly, than anything. There is redemption, hope, and love. All different forms of heartbreak, but beyond all that there is hope, there is love. There is beauty and bliss.
Brooke Burke
Brooke Burke
American television personality, fitness personality, author, actress, and businesswoman
Power and beauty come from a very deep place.
Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy
Indian author
When I'm outside the cities I do feel optimistic. There is such grandeur in India and so much beauty.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Algernon Charles Swinburne
English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic
In friendship's fragrant garden, There are flowers of every hue. Each with its own fair beauty And its gift of joy for you. Friendship's Garden If love were what the rose is, And I were like the leaf, Our lives would grow together In sad or singing weather.
Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope
English poet, translator, and satirist of the Augustan period
Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare; And beauty draws us with a single hair.