Beautiful Quotes That Will Lift Your Spirits
Our human societies have developed certain criteria to describe what is beautiful and what is not. What makes something beautiful is a debatable topic; however, in general, certain views, sounds, smells, tastes or tactile sensations can incite our senses in a pleasing manner, which we perceive as beautiful. Among all the sensory organs, vision has become the most controversial filter of beauty as what we perceive as visually beautiful varies drastically from culture to culture. It is especially true for human beings as we seem to spend a lot of money and effort to enhance our looks to achieve certain standards to boost our self-esteem. Thankfully, in recent times, there has been a shift in focus from outward beauty to inner beauty, which is easier to achieve and all can possess. These beautiful quotes about accepting one's true self and invoking inner beauty are sure to lift your spirits.
J. K. Rowling
The truth." Dumbledore sighed. "It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.
I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.
Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that's beautiful.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
P G Wodehouse
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
T S Eliot
To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.
If the moon smiled, she would resemble you.
You leave the same impression
Of something beautiful, but annihilating.
Yves Saint Laurent
The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.
No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.
I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.
I've been in beautiful landscapes where one is tempted to whip out a camera and take a picture. I've learned to resist that.
We have eyes, and we're looking at stuff all the time, all day long. And I just think that whatever our eyes touch should be beautiful, tasteful, appealing, and important.
Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
Thich Nhat Hanh
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.
When I write, I feel that I'm writing with my intellect. When I paint, I think it's some other force making me paint. I - as I wrote in my novel 'My Name is Red' - watch with amazement what my hand is doing on the paper, what kind of line, what kind of strange, beautiful thing it's doing in spite of my will, so to speak.
To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.
I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.
Kissing - and I mean like, yummy, smacking kissing - is the most delicious, most beautiful and passionate thing that two people can do, bar none. Better than sex, hands down.
Frank Lloyd Wright... his things were beautiful but not very functional.
I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
Lighting new cigarettes,
It has been a beautiful
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.
Not just beautiful, though--the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.
She was desperate and she was choosey
at the same time and, in a way, beautiful, but she didn't have quite enough going for her to become what
she imagined herself to be.
Do I love you because you're beautiful, or are you beautiful because I love you?
Edgar Allan Poe
The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.
I want to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.
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.
I'm tired of watching as men destroy all the world. Everything used to be beautiful when women were in charge, and now I, working as the physical manifestation of the goddess Isis and the reincarnation of Cleopatra, have decided to save the world.
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.
Girls aren't beautiful, they're pretty. Beautiful is too heavy a word to assign to a girl. Women are beautiful because their faces show that they know they have lost something and picked up something else.
She is no longer
the beautiful woman
she was. she sends
photos of herself
sitting upon a rock
by the ocean
alone and damned.
I could have had
her once. I wonder
if she thinks I
I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.
He thought her beautiful, believed her impeccably wise; dreamed of her, wrote poems to her, which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink.
When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.
I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.
Vincent van Gogh
It is with the reading of books the same as with looking at pictures; one must, without doubt, without hesitations, with assurance, admire what is beautiful.
I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
William Ralph Inge
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.
When we think of the past it's the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.
A girl has to have a beautiful smile, Beautiful eyes and she should have a good sense of humor. She should be honest, loving and trustworthy.
So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.
Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it's time to drink.
He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music.
Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.
We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That's what connects us--that we're all broken, all beautifully imperfect.
Only when we connect to nature, engaged with nature, are we truly alive and vigorous. To really be alive, one must be under the sun, the moon, the shining stars and surrounded by the beautiful greenery and pure waters of the natural world.
All right - I'll tell you what you did for me: you went for happy, silly, beautiful walks with me.
Orson Scott Card
I also remembered that you were beautiful."
"Memory does play tricks on us."
"No. Your face is the same, but I don't remember what beautiful means anymore.
A truly beautiful person is one who is good at discovering beauty.
I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.
Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.
[I]f we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex.
Music could ache and hurt, that beautiful music was a place a suffering man could hide.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.
Alain de Botton
The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be.
Forty Wall Street is probably the most beautiful tower in New York.
E. E. Cummings
I love you much
most beautiful darling
more than anyone on the earth
and I like you better
than everything in the sky.
E. E. Cummings
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
I believe that what we call beautiful is generally a by-product.
People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement.
I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs.
The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren't trying.
Nothing in the real world is as beautiful as the illusions of a person about to lose consciousness.
The beautiful in life...
Some talk of it in poetry,
Some grow it from the soil,
Some build it in a steeple,
Some show it through their toil.
Some breathe it into music,
Some mold it into art,
Some shape it into bread loaves...
Some hold it in their hearts.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.
Motherhood is beautiful. Everything [my son] does makes me so happy.
I'm not a 'sexy' 'beautiful' woman. It takes a lot of work to make me look like a girl.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Being jealous of a beautiful woman is not going to make you more beautiful.
People who don't like me talk about it as though I'm trash because I have tattoos. I find that insane because it's 2008, not the 1950s. Tattoos aren't limited to sailors. It's a form of art I find beautiful. I love it.
Alice B. Toklas
The first gathering of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby - how could anything so beautiful be mine?
So every day
I was surrounded by the beautiful crying forth
of the ideas of God,
one of which was you.
Yves Saint Laurent
The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven't had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.
I would love to do a movie naked; it would be beautiful. No one dares make that kind of film today. They did it in the 1930s in an arty way, so why not now?
I think the New York Public Library is so, so amazing. It's literally the coolest place - It's good shelter from the sun and it's the most beautiful building. It's really, really fun.
When I lay my head on the pillow at night I can say I was a decent person today. That's when I feel beautiful.