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"Filipinos don't wallow in what is miserable and ugly. They recycle the bad into things of beauty." - Imelda Marcos

"In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly." - Scott Westerfeld

"When everyone in the world sees beauty, then ugly exists." - Laozi

"In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty." - Phil Ochs

"...[K]now that however ugly the parts appear the whole remains beautiful. A severed hand Is an ugly thing, and man dissevered from the earth and stars and his history... for contemplation or in fact... Often appears atrociously ugly. Integrity is wholeness, the greatest beauty is Organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things, the divine beauty of the universe...." - Robinson Jeffers

"...Know that however ugly the parts appear the whole remains beautiful. A severed hand Is an ugly thing, and man dissevered from the earth and stars and his history... for contemplation or in fact... Often appears atrociously ugly. Integrity is wholeness, the greatest beauty is Organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things, the divine beauty of the universe...." - Robinson Jeffers

"The great crime which the moneyed classes and promoters of industry committed in the palmy Victorian days was the condemning of the workers to ugliness, ugliness, ugliness: meanness and formless and ugly surroundings, ugly ideals, ugly religion, ugly hope, ugly love, ugly clothes, ugly furniture, ugly houses, ugly relationship between workers and employers. The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread." - D H Lawrence

"What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain." - Victor Hugo

"Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics." - Godfrey Harold Hardy

"Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics." - G H Hardy

"Nature holds the beautiful, for the artist who has the insight to extract it. Thus, beauty lies even in humble, perhaps ugly things, and the ideal, which bypasses or improves on nature, may not be truly beautiful in the end." - Albrecht Durer

"I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused." - Baruch Spinoza

"Beauty magazines make my girlfriend feel ugly." - James De La Vega

"Photography makes one conscious of beauty everywhere, even in the simplest things, even in what is often considered commonplace or ugly. Yet nothing is really 'ordinary', for every fragment of the world is crowned with wonder and mystery, and a great and surprising beauty." - Alvin Langdon Coburn

"My thesis in terms of all my art is finding the beauty in the ugly truth. Just find the beauty in realism and what's there." - Nikki Jean

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it." - Alexander Mcqueen

"The beautiful are shyer than the ugly, for they move in a world that does not ask for beauty." - Ned Rorem

"Sin turns ugly and is subject to defeat only when seen in the light of Christ's beauty." - Sam Storms

"New things are always ugly." - Willa Cather

"Beauty can be seen in all things......" - Matt Hardy

"Look for the beauty in things." - Maya Angelou

"Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only beauty." - Oscar Wilde

"It is curious that nearly all the great fortunes are made by turning beautiful things into ugly ones. Making beauty out of ugliness is very ill-paid work." - E. Nesbit

"In the society of men the truth resides now less in what things are than in what they are not. Our social realities are so ugly if seen in the light of exiled truth, and beauty is no longer possible if it is not a lie." - R D Laing

"In the society of men the truth resides now less in what things are than in what they are not. Our social realities are so ugly if seen in the light of exiled truth, and beauty is no longer possible if it is not a lie." - Ronald David Laing

"Gold lends a touch of beauty even to the ugly." - Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

"I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation...." - Tyra Banks

"I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich H

"Beauty is but skin deep, ugly to the bone. And when beauty fades away, ugly claims its own." - Dorothy West

"Only the beautiful can acknowledge all that is beautiful, and only the ugly can acknowledge all that is ugly as being beautiful. Beauty is in the heart of the beholder." - Suzy Kassem

"By beauty of course I mean truth, for the one involves the other; it is only the false in art which is ugly, and it is only the ugly that is universal." - William Dean Howells

"Know that however ugly the parts appear the whole remains beautiful... ... the wholeness of life and things, the divine beauty of the universe. Love that, not man Apart from that, or else you will share man's pitiful confusions, or drown in despair when his days darken." - Robinson Jeffers

"They don't have a lot of crime in the countryside other than theft. But every once in a while, things turn ugly, and when they turn ugly, they turn very ugly." - John Sandford

"The real connoisseurs in art are those who make people accept as beautiful something everybody used to consider ugly, by revealing and resuscitating the beauty in it." - Jules de Goncourt

"Beauty is a fact, and it can change with time. Something ugly in the morning can become beautiful in the evening." - Will Alsop

"Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all." - Oscar Wilde

"To be poor, ugly and, moreover, intelligent condemns one in our society to a dark and disillusioned life...to beauty all is forgiven." - Muriel Barbery

"But you weren't born expecting that kind of beauty in everyone, all the time. You just got programmed into thinking anything else is ugly." - Scott Westerfeld

"We choose to believe in Ma'at. We create order out of chaos, beauty out of ugly randomness. That's what Egypt is all about." - Rick Riordan

"However ugly a face may be, we can discover some beauty in it if we first experience wonder before it and then begin to understand it, too." - Oskar Kokoschka

"Actually, I think what is being shown as beauty in fashion magazines right now has become particularly ugly. This kind of straight, blonde very conservative." - Nan Goldin

"If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil you yourself will become ugly. Look only for the good in everything so you absorb the quality of beauty." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"Very ugly things were said about me." - Carly Fiorina

"Beauty in things exist in the mind which contemplates them." - David Hume

"Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them." - David Hume

"We all share beauty. It strikes us indiscriminately. There is no end to the beauty for the person who is aware. Even the cracks between the sidewalk contain geometric patterns of amazing beauty. If we take pictures of them and blow up the photographs, we realize we walk on beauty every day, even when things seem ugly around us." - Matthew Fox

"An ugly face and the want of exterior beauty generally increases the interior beauty." - Horace Smith

"Socrates, who was a perfect model in all great qualities, ... hit on a body and face so ugly and so incongruous with the beauty of his soul, he who was so madly in love with beauty." - Michel De Montaigne

"We live in ugly times." - David Byrne

"I have loved the principle of beauty in all things." - John Keats

"There is a great beauty in little things." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Life is not a beauty contest, some [ugly people] are great. What I hate is nasty, ugly people... the worst is ugly, short men. Women can be short, but for men it is impossible. It is something that they will not forgive in life... they are mean and they want to kill you." - Karl Lagerfeld

"It's the ugly things I notice more, because other people tend to ignore the ugly things." - Alexander Mcqueen

"It is by the steady elimination of everything which is ugly - thoughts and words no less than tangible objects - and by the substitution of things of true and lasting beauty that the whole progress of humanity proceeds." - Anna Pavlova

"I will tell you something that you don't want to hear: Autumn is ugly! Look at the dying leaves! There is no beauty in dying! Death is always ugly! The beauty of autumn is just an illusion, my friend! Wake up and see the real truth! See the crying leaves!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Beautiful is he who recognizes what is truly beautiful even if the surface is ugly. Truthful is he who says what is true even if the truth is ugly. Ugly is he who measures beauty by its exterior without first weighing the interior. And ugly is the man who judges harshly what he sees looking out without first judging what he sees in the mirror." - Suzy Kassem

"Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault." - Oscar Wilde

"I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion." - Yohji Yamamoto

"Things could always be worse; for instance, you could be ugly and work in the Post Office." - Adrienne E. Gusoff

"Things can turn ugly so quickly in the music business, especially if you have an unexpected success." - Dean Wareham

"I prefer ugly things. I prefer things which are surprising." - Dries Van Noten

"Small things such as this have saved me: how much I love my mother-even after all these years. How powerfully I carry her within me. My grief is tremendous but my love is bigger. So is yours. You are not grieving your son's death because his death was ugly and unfair. You're grieving it because you loved him truly. The beauty in that is greater than the bitterness of his death." - Cheryl Strayed

"Small things such as this have saved me: how much I love my mother-even after all these years. How powerfully I carry her within me. My grief is tremendous but my love is bigger. So is yours. You are not grieving your son's death because his death was ugly and unfair. You're grieving it because you loved him truly. The beauty in that is greater than the bitterness of his death." - Cheryl Strayed

"Physical beauty wasn't the same as True Beauty, any more than pretty ugly meant truly ugly or Magnetic North meant True North." - Justina Chen

"Hollywood can be an ugly place and it can do ugly things to you." - Kelli Garner

"I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep." - Ann Voskamp

"Some people in this world have stopped looking for beauty, then wonder why their lives are so ugly. Don't be like them. The ability to appreciate beauty is of God. Especially in one another. Look for beauty in everyone you meet, and you'll find it. Everyone carries divinity within them. And everyone we meet has something to impart." - Richard Paul Evans

"The beauty of a cuckoo is in its notes, that of a woman in her unalloyed devotion to her husband, that of an ugly person in his scholarship, and that of an ascetic in his forgiveness." - Chanakya

"Being is desirable because it is identical with Beauty, and Beauty is loved because it is Being. We ourselves possess Beauty when we are true to our own being; ugliness is in going over to another order; knowing ourselves, we are beautiful; in self-ignorance, we are ugly." - Plotinus

"Brooklyn has a bit of everything - some of the most beautiful things in America, and some of the most wretched, ugly, impoverished things." - Paul Auster

"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." - Matt Hardy

"The ugly can achieve an absoluteness beyond the reach of beauty." - Mason Cooley

"My body is an ugly masterpiece that lives off the beauty of sound." - Backseat Goodbye

"It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundreth with a beauty." - Pearl S Buck

"Get at least 8 hours of beauty sleep. 9 if you're ugly." - Betty White

"The beauty on the inside, will determine the ugly on the outside." - Anthony Liccione

"Do not read beauty magazines. They only make you feel ugly." - Mary Schmich

"My definition of beauty is something between extremely ugly and extremely fantastic." - Riccardo Tisci

"It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundredth with a beauty." - Pearl S Buck

"Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone." - Redd Foxx

"If Cassio do remain, He hath a daily beauty in his life That makes me ugly; and besides, the Moor May unfold me to him; there stand I in much peril." - William Shakespeare

"It is almost possible to say that there is a mathematical relationship between the beauty of his surroundings and the activity of the child; he will make discoveries rather more voluntarily in a gracious setting than in an ugly one." - Maria Montessori

"Racism. It's ugly. Even in tubers." - Alton Brown

"The beautiful remains so in ugly surroundings." - Malcolm De Chazal

"There were no ugly people in Ethiopia" - Oprah Winfrey

"The great purpose of school can be realized better in dark, airless, ugly places ... It is to master the physical self, to transcend the beauty of nature. School should develop the power to withdraw from the external world." - William Torrey Harris

"Is it too much to ask that women be spared the daily struggle for superhuman beauty in order to offer it to the caresses of a subhumanly ugly mate?" - Germaine Greer

"Art is good, bad, boring, ugly, useful to us or not. It does or doesn't disturb optical monotony, and succeeds or fails in surmounting sterility of style or visual stereotype; it creates new beauty or it doesn't." - Jerry Saltz

"I think, when I was younger, I believed in - and yearned for - conventional beauty. I thought there was a spectrum from ugly to beautiful, and that you could objectively plot everyone you saw along it." - Rainbow Rowell

"If you see a Renaissance body, this is completely ugly in this time. Everybody has to be skinny. But the Renaissance body with incredible flow of the meat everywhere, it was beauty." - Marina Abramovic

"What good is there in being blind, you ask? Well, maybe it's to see the beauty on the inside without being vainly distracted, or superficially blinded, by the ugly on the outside." - Criss Jami

"Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time." - Jean Cocteau

"Women who are either indisputably beautiful, or indisputably ugly, are best flattered upon the score of their understandings; but those who are in a state of mediocrity are best flattered upon their beauty, or at least their graces; for every woman who is not absolutely ugly thinks herself handsome." - Lord Chesterfield

"Ugly problems often require ugly solutions. Solving an ugly problem in a pure manner is bloody hard." - Rasmus Lerdorf

"Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly lies to the bone. Beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own! Create and cultivate Inner Beauty that never fades away but grows and matures with Time!" - Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

"By putting the spotlight on the female child and framing her as the ideal of beauty, he condemns the mature woman to invisibility. In fact, the modern Western man enforces Immanuel Kant's nineteenth-century theories: To be beautiful, women have to appear childish and brainless. When a woman looks mature and self-assertive, or allows her hips to expand, she is condemned ugly. Thus, the walls of the European harem separate youthful beauty from ugly maturity." - Fatema Mernissi

"I wanted to do a war movie, a western and an alien movie. In reality, there are a lot of ugly things happening in the world." - Aaron Eckhart

"Unless we look at a person and see the beauty there is in this person, we can contribute nothing to him. One does not help a person by discerning what is wrong, what is ugly, what is distorted. Christ looked at everyone he met, at the prostitute, at the thief, and saw the beauty hidden there. Perhaps it was distorted, perhaps damaged, but it was beauty none the less, and what he did was to call out this beauty." - Anthony of Sourozh

"Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them." - David Hume

"Beauty lies not in the things we see, but in the soul." - John Lancaster Spalding

"There's a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep 'em all away from you. That's never possible." - Harper Lee

"I don't want to see kids in America being scared because they're hearing people on television and the radio saying really ugly xenophobic and racist things." - Bernie Sanders

"If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It's the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It's been codified as myths, proverbs, cliches, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story. The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness." - David Foster Wallace

"Life is not bad, and it doesn't look more real if it's ugly or it's gritty. Think of your own life. Most of what's in your own life, hopefully, is exactly that. Friendship and love and passion for movies and cartoons and comic books, whatever it is that you love. Most of the way we live our lives involves looking for pleasure and beauty and happiness and affection. Real artists don't use reflexive cliches about things. It's about honoring the reality of people's lives, which defies conventions and cliches and expectations. People are interesting, period." - Daniel Mendelsohn

"To keep beauty in its place is to make all things beautiful." - George Santayana

"The truly important things in life - love, beauty, and one's own uniqueness - are constantly being overlooked." - Pablo Casals

"A picture's beauty does not depend on the things portrayed in it." - Marcel Proust

"real art is religion, a search for the beauty of God deep in all things." - Emily Carr

"It is God himself who can be discovered in the beauty of sensible things." - John Henry Newman

"I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect - they are much more interesting." - Marc Jacobs

"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely." - Louisa May Alcott

"I'm interested in time, fame, death, beauty, truth, all those things." - Marianne Faithfull

"If I have done anything, it is to make ugly appealing. In fact, most of my work is concerned with destroying-or at least deconstructing-conventional ideas of beauty, of the generic appeal of the beautiful, glamorous, bourgeois woman. Fashion fosters cliches of beauty, but I want to tear them apart." - Miuccia Prada

"Ugly is attractive, ugly is exciting. Maybe because it is newer. The investigation of ugliness is, to me, more interesting than the bourgeois idea of beauty. And why? Because ugly is human." - Miuccia Prada

"It is part and parcel of every man's life to develop beauty in himself. All perfect things have in them an element of beauty." - Henry Ward Beecher

"When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things, even in the eyes that are blind to beauty." - Khalil Gibran

"Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty." - David Hume

"The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves." - Khalil Gibran

"As for garden photographers, how differently they see things. With what ease the camera seems to compose a picture of great beauty with its discriminating lens. The naked eye can't censor some ugly sight on the periphery of vision; the photographer takes the perfect shot and picks for us just what we need to see." - Mirabel Osler

"That which attempts to elevate the ugly to the level of beauty becomes neither; but an obscenity." - John Donne

"Very ugly or very beautiful women should be flattered on their understanding, and mediocre ones on their beauty." - Lord Chesterfield

"A large head of hair adds beauty to a good face, and terror to an ugly one." - Lycurgus

"A fine head of hair adds beauty to a good face, and terror to an ugly one." - Lycurgus of Sparta

"A theory with mathematical beauty is more likely to be correct than an ugly one that fits some experimental data." - Paul Dirac

"A fine head of hair adds beauty to a good face, and terror to an ugly one." - Lycurgus

"The potential beauty of human life is constantly made ugly by man's ever-recurring song of retaliation." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Beauty is nothing, beauty wo' stay. You do' know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people like you, you know it's for something else." - Charles Bukowski

"Beauty is nothing, beauty won't stay. You don't know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people like you, you know it's for something else." - Charles Bukowski

"What ever beauty may be it has for its basis order and for its essence unity Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone." - Dorothy Parker

"I purposefully try to make films in that grey area, where things are morally ambiguous. It's like life: good people do horrible things, and bad people do good things, and there's beauty in horror and horror in beauty." - Harmony Korine

"One is attracted to beauty. Beauty is the coordination of things, in such a way, that it is what attracts you. It's almost self-defining." - Mark Helprin

"All things are perceived in the light of charity, and hence under the aspect of beauty; for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love." - Evelyn Underhill

"In this dark world where he now dwelt, ugly things and surprising things and once in a long while a tiny wondrous thing spilled out at him constantly; he could count on nothing." - Philip K Dick

"Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope." - Oscar Wilde

"The task of art is to take hold of the shining, the radiance, the manifestation, of that which as spirit weaves and lives throughout the world. All genuine art seeks the spirit. Even when art wishes to represent the ugly, the disagreeable, it is concerned, not with the sensory - disagreeable as such, but with the spiritual which proclaims its nature in the midst of unpleasantness. If the spiritual shines through the ugly, even the ugly becomes beautiful. In art it is upon a relation to the spiritual that beauty depends." - Rudolf Steiner

"One can be ugly in looks, but lovely in disposition." - L Frank Baum

"We live in the least ugly time in history." - Joshua Bell

"Judging from the ugly and repugnant things that are sometimes in vogue, it would seem as though fashion were desirous of exhibiting its power by getting us to adopt the most atrocious things for its sake alone." - Georg Simmel

"Sometimes awful things have their own beauty." - Christopher Isherwood

"We turn outward, attracted by the beauty we see in created things without realizing that they are only a reflection of the real beauty. And the real beauty is within us." - Ernesto Cardenal

"Kitsch makes things that are pretty as representations, but ugly as art, modern artists made things that are ugly as representations but beautiful as art." - Mike Curran

"Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time." - Jean Cocteau

"'Fecundity' is an ugly word for an ugly subject. It is ugly, at least, in the eggy animal world. I don't think it is for plants." - Annie Dillard

"The decisions we make, individually and personally, become the fabric of our lives. That fabric will be beautiful or ugly according to the threads of which it is woven. I wish to say particularly to the young men who are here that you cannot indulge in any unbecoming behavior without injury to the beauty of the fabric of your lives. Immoral acts of any kind will introduce an ugly thread. Dishonesty of any kind will create a blemish. Foul and profane language will rob the pattern of its beauty." - Gordon B Hinckley

"I never saw an ugly thing in my life." - John Constable

"This issue has brought out the ugly in our society." - Sharon Har

"There are no ugly questions except those clothed in condescension." - John Steinbeck

"To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature" - Auguste Rodin

"The most beautiful faces have some ugly in them." - Walter Kirn



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