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Ugliness Quotes


"Ugliness is nature's contraceptive." - Gregory Benford

"Ugliness does not sell." - Raymond Loewy

"I prefer ugliness to beauty, because ugliness endures." - Serge Gainsbourg

"I hate ugliness. You know I'm allergic to ugliness." - Imelda Marcos

"Ugliness without tact is horrible." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The ugliness of the beauty is much horrible than the ugliness of the ugliness." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Few persons comprehend the power of ugliness." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau

"Beauty is lyrical. Ugliness is elegiac." - Mason Cooley

"Some men's ugliness is hard to beat." - George D. Prentice

"Ugliness is the greatest of all sins." - I. L. Peretz

"The repercussion of ugliness is endless." - Massimo Vignelli

"Industry is the root of all ugliness." - Oscar Wilde

"Ugliness is trivial, the monstrous is terrible." - George A Moore

"Ugliness is the greatest of all sins." - Isaac Leib Peretz

"Beauty can be coaxed out of ugliness." - Dr. SunWolf

"Absolute and entire ugliness is rare." - John Ruskin

"What makes sovereign ugliness are our conventions." - Eugene Delacroix

"Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant." - Douglas Horton

"People should not be responding to bigoted ugliness with any ugliness of their own." - Tim Soutphommasane

"In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness." - Colette

"In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness." - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

"One can get used to ugliness, but never to negligence." - Coco Chanel

"Dreams surround our desires with ugliness and dread." - Mason Cooley

"Ugliness is a letter of credit for some special purposes." - Lord Chesterfield

"... all ugliness passes, and beauty endures, excepting of the skin." - Edith Sitwell

"Whats beauty anyway but ugliness if it hurts you?" - Jean Toomer

"Ugliness is superior to beauty because it lasts longer." - Serge Gainsbourg

"Moments of beauty sustain us through hours of ugliness." - Brent Weeks

"Success is a rare paint, hides all the ugliness." - John Suckling

"Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness." - Daniel Goleman

"TV in all its ugliness can be a beautiful thing." - Dan Harmon

"The job of art is to chase ugliness away." - Bono

"From our ugliness will grow the soul of the world." - Andrei Platonov

"Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued." - Jean Rostand

"You have never seen ugliness in a happy face." - William John Locke

"Ugliness is more inventive than beauty. Beauty always follows certain camps. I think it's more amusing - ugliness - than beauty." - Umberto Eco

"Our society can no longer tolerate ugliness. You see that in cars, sofas and women. [But] ugliness also has a right to exist." - Rem Koolhaas

"He was ugly, himself. Weird-ugly. But ugliness in a man doesn't matter, much. Ugliness in a woman is her life." - Joyce Carol Oates

"Gold gives an appearance of beauty even to ugliness: but with poverty everything becomes frightful." - Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

"Defeat may prove to have been the only path to resurrection, despite its ugliness." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The ugliness of bigotry stands in direct contradiction to the very meaning of America." - Hubert H Humphrey

"Happiness does away with ugliness, and even makes the beauty of beauty." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Tremendous beauty and tremendous ugliness puts you on the outside of things." - Peter Bogdanovich

"Ugliness has its own splendor when it houses a soul of beauty." - James L Farmer Jr

"Writing means not just staring ugliness in the face, but finding a way to embrace it." - Veronica Roth

"God gives us the ugliness so we don't take the beautiful things in life for granted." - Colleen Hoover

"The highways of American cities are an enduring testimony to our acceptance of ugliness" - J. Rufus Fears

"I'm surrounded by young and beautiful people. I hate looking at ugliness." - Karl Lagerfeld

"The immersive ugliness of our everyday environments in America is entropy made visible." - James Howard Kunstler

"One man's justice is another's injustice; one man's beauty another's ugliness; one man's wisdom anpther's folly." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Elegance in objects is everybody's right, and it should' cost more than ugliness." - Paola Antonelli

"What is commonly called ugliness in nature can in art become full of beauty." - Auguste Rodin

"Ugliness, after virtue, is the best guardian of a young woman." - Stephanie Felicite de Genlis

" is the projection of ugliness and by developing certain monstrosities we obtain the purest ornaments." - Jean Genet

"Secrets are generally terrible. Beauty is not hidden-only ugliness and deformity." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Phoenix, Arizona: an oasis of ugliness in the midst of a beautiful wasteland." - Edward Abbey

"Beauty is only skin deep; ugliness goes all the way through." - Edward Abbey

"UGLINESS, n. A gift of the gods to certain women, entailing virtue without humility." - Ambrose Bierce

"It's been a long rocky life, with plenty of possibility but too much human ugliness." - Gregory Maguire

"Ugliness is a point of view; an ulcer is wonderful to a pathologist." - Austin O'Malley

"Nobody ever discovered ugliness through photographs. But many, through photographs, have discovered beauty." - Susan Sontag

"Paris, like every pretty woman, is subject to inexplicable whims of beauty and ugliness." - Honore De Balzac

", she had discovered occupied a narrow band. Ugliness, on the hand, had infinite variation." - Ian Mcewan

"Elegance in objects is everybody's right, and it shouldn't cost more than ugliness." - Paola Antonelli

"If you think something is ugly, look harder. Ugliness is just a failure of seeing." - Matt Haig

"If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is ugliness." - Rodney Dangerfield

"Ugliness is a lack of harmony, assuredly. And evil is the same thing of course." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Ugliness and evil are necessary for growth but they may be experienced vicariously." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"The ugliness can sometimes be super ugly, but also a warning sign of something down below." - David Brooks

"Will the leader reflect the ugliness of egotism or the transfigured glory of Christ the Lord?" - J. Oswald Sanders

"One man's justice is another's injustice; one man's beauty another's ugliness; one man's wisdom another's folly." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To find beauty in ugliness is the province of the poet" - Thomas Hardy

"Talk about beauty and you get boring answers, but talk about ugliness and things get interesting." - Rem Koolhaas

"Ugliness corrupts not only the eyes, but also the heart and mind." - Henry van de Velde

"The malevolence of men revealed itself to his mind in all of its ugliness" - Voltaire

"Ugliness is a point of view: an ulcer is wonderful to a pathologist." - Austin O'Malley

"In an ugly and unhappy world the richest man can purchase nothing but ugliness and unhappiness." - George Bernard Shaw

"Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts." - Serge Gainsbourg

"The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness." - Massimo Vignelli

"The ugliness of the ideological lies in its legitimating the pursuit of the trivial." - John Carroll

"There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does not like." - Anais Nin

"I'm not that obsessed with making representations of ugliness. Everything I've seen is beautiful." - Otto Dix

"I love it when ugliness is beautiful. I love character flaws." - Marcia Gay Harden

"People are reminded that it's not all ugliness in the world." - Thomas Kincade

"The strange, unbeautiful face beautiful in its ugliness; the perfect, beautiful face ugly in its perfection." - Eric Maisel

"Time takes the ugliness and horror out of death and turns it into beauty." - Dodie Smith

"I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it." - Salvador Dali

"The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I have no right to beauty. I had been condemned to masculine ugliness." - Renee Vivien

"What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness." - Joseph Brodsky

"Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness." - Ouida

"The world didn't like to look at the dark underside very often. But that didn't change the ugliness; it only ensured that those who perpetuated the ugliness were left alone to kill and maim and rape." - Ted Dekker

"An ugliness unfurled in the moonlight and soft shadow and suffused the whole world. If I were an amoeba, he thought, with an infinitesimal body, I could defeat ugliness. A man is' tiny or giant enough to defeat anything." - Yukio Mishima

"The world did' like to look at the dark underside very often. But that did' change the ugliness; it only ensured that those who perpetuated the ugliness were left alone to kill and maim and rape." - Ted Dekker

"An ugliness unfurled in the moonlight and soft shadow and suffused the whole world. If I were an amoeba, he thought, with an infinitesimal body, I could defeat ugliness. A man isn't tiny or giant enough to defeat anything." - Yukio Mishima

"Since hearing beauty in something is essentially a positive response and hearing ugliness is negative, might it ultimately be more difficult for an open-minded listener to define ugliness than it is to define beauty?" - Frank J. Oteri

"Everything drops away, comes to be unimportant in the dark. It's like sleep almost. A freedom from self, from ugliness ..." - Josephine Winslow Johnson

"But there's got to be an opening somewhere here in front of me. Through this maze of ugliness and greed." - Jakob Dylan

"Make sure you stay in touch with beauty instead of letting the ugliness of the world corrupt your soul" - John Frusciante

"I learned to see beauty in everything and ugliness in everything. I developed a very honest perspective." - Gerard Way

"Because handsomeness is always accompanied by vanity.And I suppose ugliness is accompanied by a wealth of virtues?" - Lisa Kleypas

"Equality of Ugliness: If we can't all live in a beautiful place we must all live in an ugly place." - Theodore Dalrymple

"Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak." - August Strindberg

"Had any poet adequately described the wretched ugliness of a loved one turned inside out with grief?" - Kate Morton

"I wonder that no criminal has ever pleaded the ugliness of your city as an excuse for his crimes." - Oscar Wilde

"Love and war always go together. They are the peaks of human emotion! Evil and good, beauty and ugliness" - Rick Riordan

"Comedy breaks down walls. It frees us for just a moment from the ugliness of this world." - Goldie Hawn

"Envy has the ugliness of a trapped rat that has gnawed its own foot in its effort to escape." - Angus Wilson

"There is a sort of charm in ugliness, if the person has some redeeming qualities and is only ugly enough." - Josh Billings

"It is because every one tinder Heaven recognizes beauty as beauty that the idea of ugliness exists." - Laozi

"Usually redemption implies rescue - being saved. What were you being saved from?' he inquired, his voice carefully neutral. 'Ugliness." - Amy Harmon

"Ugliness is better than beauty. It lasts longer and in the end, gravity will get us all." - Johnny Depp

"The popularity of punk rock was, in effect, due to the fact that it made ugliness beautiful." - Malcolm Mclaren

"You take me in, no questions asked. You strip away the ugliness that surrounds me. Are you an angel?" - Sarah Mclachlan

"Ugliness is an illusion, gentlemen. Like beauty. Like color. All depends on the light. The only reality is action." - Karen Traviss

"Nothing keeps me in such awe as perfect beauty; now, there is something consoling and encouraging in ugliness." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"She was a triumph over ugliness, so often more beguiling than real beauty, if only because it contains paradox." - Truman Capote

"Some, either from being glued to vice by a natural attachment, or from long habit, no longer recognize its ugliness." - Michel De Montaigne

"The truly beautiful are often abused for apparent ugliness just as those with great vision often bump into things." - Simon Munnery

"Romanian Language: a mixture of sun and dung with all its nostalgic ugliness, language of an accession to disaster." - Emil Cioran

"We moved together very slowly toward the house, trying to understand its ugliness and ruin and shame." - Shirley Jackson

"It was there, beyond the skin of this world, that a cure of ugliness could be found." - Ted Dekker

"Too much to take in, too much to purge. Why must every memory, once sweet, dead end in such ugliness?" - Ellen Hopkins

"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." - Oscar Wilde

"Any beauty you see in me is only a reflection of Him, any ugliness, a reflection of my self." - Yasmin Mogahed

"For every monarchy overthrown the sky becomes less brilliant, because it loses a star. A republic is ugliness set free." - Anatole France

"We ourselves possess Beauty when we are true to our own being; ugliness is in going over to another order..." - Plotinus

"Stanley didn't shy away from true humanity or from the ugliness that all people are capable of." - Matthew Modine

"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

"The virtue of pride, which was once the beauty of mankind, has given place to that fount of ugliness, Christian humility." - Max Ernst

"The only ugliness is that of the heart, seen through the face. And though beauty be obvious, the only loveliness is invisible." - Herman Melville

"No one likes it, apart from blind people, and I'm sure even they can sense it's profound ugliness as it passes by." - Richard Curtis

"I had a microscopic eye for the blemish, for the grain of ugliness which to me constituted the sole beauty of the object." - Henry Miller

"Yes, that man acted ugly," she told us in plain English. "But throwing more ugliness back at him ain't the answer." - Lauren Myracle

"The real tragedy of England, as I see it, is the tragedy of ugliness. The country is so lovely: the man-made England is so vile." - D H Lawrence

"What is pretty in nature is confined to the thin skin of the globe upon which we huddle. Scratch that skin, and nature's daemonic ugliness will erupt." - Camille Paglia

"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

"What distressed me most - more even than my own folly - was the perplexing question, How can beauty and ugliness dwell so near?" - George Macdonald

"Beauty is assailed from two directions - by the cult of ugliness in the arts, and by the cult of utility in everyday life." - Roger Scruton

"We should try to introduce our children to science today as a rebellion against poverty and ugliness and militarism and economic injustice." - Freeman Dyson

"An exclusive person hates ugliness, discomfort, enemies, sickness, poverty, ignorance. He finally concludes that there is no God and give himself over to abandonment." - Michio Kushi

"Accentuated plainness and accentuated vice ought to bring about harmony. Beauty lies in harmony, in style, whether it be the harmony of ugliness or beauty, vice or virtue." - Yevgeny Zamyatin

"Busy with the ugliness of the expensive success We forget the easiness of free beauty Lying sad right around the corner, Only an instant removed, Unnoticed and squandered." - Dejan Stojanovic

"Both beauty and ugliness are equally to be dreaded; the one as a dangerous gift, the other as a melancholy affliction." - Eliza Cook

"It was the evening of Madame Okraska's concert at the old St. James's Hall. London was still the place of the muffled roar and the endearing ugliness." - Anne Douglas Sedgwick

"Their dull ribaldry must be offensive to any one who does not, for the sake of the sin, pardon the ugliness of its circumstances." - Robert South

"These men (chronic fault-finders) should consider that it is their envy which deforms everything, and that the ugliness is not in the object, but in the eye." - Richard Steele

"Those who do not know what love is likens it to beauty Those who claim to know what love is likens it to ugliness -Gin Ichimaru" - Tite Kubo

"Reality is perfect light. It frees you from the limitations of this world, from the ugliness, from the unhappiness of limited perception." - Frederick Lenz

"Granted that every war is madness-civil war, fratricide, is the worst of all; it reaches deeper into ugliness, cruelty and absurdity." - Elie Wiesel



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