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

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

"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

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

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

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

"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

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

"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

"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

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

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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

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

"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.

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

"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

"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

"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

"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 remember growing up and hearing the word "ugly" a lot. "I'm ugly." "She ugly." "He ugly." I hated it then, and I hate it now. I go past physical beauty; I tell people they have a beautiful spirit and that is something different." - Jamel Shabazz

"...[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

"You can stand on the cliff of my heart and shout nothing but "ugly" through me. I promise all I will echo back is "Beauty, beauty, you have always been beauty" - Andrea Gibson

"You can stand on the cliff of my heart and shout nothing but 'ugly' through me. I promise all I will echo back is 'Beauty, beauty, you have always been beauty" - Andrea Gibson

"Human nature at times is unfortunately very ugly and I learned the world can be a very ugly place. For as much beauty there is, there's just as much brutality and violence and ugliness." - Gerard Way

"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

"Ugly programs are like ugly suspension bridges: they're much more liable to collapse than pretty ones, because the way humans (especially engineer-humans) perceive beauty is intimately related to our ability to process and understand complexity." - Eric S Raymond

"Beauty from order springs." - William King

"She's no beauty, mate" - Libba Bray

"Form follows beauty." - Oscar Niemeyer

"Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The world can get a bit ugly sometimes." - Patrick Wolf

"I'm ugly." - Amy Winehouse

"If you tell an ugly woman that she is beautiful, you offer her the great homage of corrupting the concept of beauty." - Ayn Rand

"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

"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

"The South is very beautiful but its beauty makes one sad because the lives that people live here, and have lived here, are so ugly." - James A Baldwin

"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

"But methings wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it" - William Wycherley

"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

"All of us have times when we think we are ugly,but all.of us have a unique beauty others do not have." - Sandara Park

"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

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

"The South is very beautiful but its beauty makes one sad because the lives that people live here, and have lived here, are so ugly." - James Baldwin

"There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight." - Gertrude Jekyll

"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

"Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it." - William Wycherley

"Beauty is more than just shining for others. You don't need to have the perfect face to be beautiful. Being ugly or beautiful is a matter of energy, and true beauty comes from the heart." - Kristen Stewart

"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

"Beauty is more than just shining for others. You do' need to have the perfect face to be beautiful. Being ugly or beautiful is a matter of energy, and true beauty comes from the heart." - Kristen Stewart

"We are not beautiful because we fit the popular ideal of beauty, and we are not ugly or unattractive because we don't measure up. Our beauty as human beings is not derived from ourselves. It comes from a beautiful God." - Carolyn Mahaney

"We are not beautiful because we fit the popular ideal of beauty, and we are not ugly or unattractive because we do' measure up. Our beauty as human beings is not derived from ourselves. It comes from a beautiful God." - Carolyn Mahaney

"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

"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

"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

"The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart" - Rumi

"But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins." - Oscar Wilde

"Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies." - John Donne

"Let peace and beauty reign." - Moby

"Science grows and Beauty dwindles." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Ugly is attractive. Ugly is exciting." - Miuccia Prada

"Ugly deeds are taught by ugly deeds." - Sophocles

"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

"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

"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 programs are like ugly suspension bridges: they're much more liable to collapse than pretty ones, because the way humans (especially engineer-humans) perceive beauty is intimately related to our ability to process and understand complexity. A language that makes it hard to write elegant code makes it hard to write good code." - Eric S Raymond

"The most beautiful ape is ugly when compared to a human. The wisest human will seem like an ape when compared to a god with respect to wisdom, beauty, and everything else." - Heraclitus

"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 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

"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

"Something very ugly to you as a person can look beautiful through the viewfinder, but being able to find that beauty, oftentimes, means seeing the humanity within the frame. If you turn that off completely, you don't see at all." - Zana Briski

"I thought I'd stumbled on Sleeping Beauty and her ugly sister,' said another voice, 'waiting for the kiss of true love to wake them from their slumbers. Forgive me if I didn't oblige." - John Flanagan

"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

"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

"Though ugliness be the opposite of beauty, it is not the opposite to proportion and fitness; for it is possible that a thing may be very ugly with any proportions, and with a perfect fitness for any use." - Edmund Burke

"Japan lives with drastic segregation between the sublime, the ugly, and the utterly without qualities. Dominance of the last 2 categories makes mere presence of the first stunning: when beauty 'happens', it is absolutely surprising." - Rem Koolhaas

"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

"Homeliness has this advantage over its enemy, beauty. It is that it is as difficult for an ugly woman to be calumniated as for a pretty woman not to be." - Pierre-Jules Hetzel

"And clenching your fist for the ones like us who are oppressed by the figures of beauty, you fixed yourself, you said, Well never mind, we are ugly but we have the music." - Leonard Cohen

"It would be foolish to describe the logistics hub as merely ugly, for it has the horrifying, soulless, immaculate beauty characteristic of many of the workplaces of the modern world." - Alain De Botton

"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

"I don't love Photoshop; I like imperfection. It doesn't mean ugly. I love a girl with a gap between her teeth, versus perfect white veneers. Perfection is just... boring. Perfect is what's natural or real; that is beauty." - Marc Jacobs

"The consequence of this is that I'm always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty, and I wonder how the same thing can be both. (Death)" - Markus Zusak

"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

"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

"When I was 11, I had an Ugly Sister birthday party. All my idea. Most girls want to be a fairy or a princess, but there I am with beauty spots and fur and fluorescent pink kiss-curls." - Lucy Punch

"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

"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

"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

"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

"All too much of the man-made is ugly, inefficient, depressing chaos." - Dieter Rams

"Bitterness is so ugly." - Amy Heckerling

"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

"The pain passes, but the beauty remains." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"God is beautiful and He loves beauty." - Nazr Mohammed

"Beauty is the arrowhead of evangelization." - Robert Barron

"Beauty and folly are generally companions." - Baltasar Gracian

"Women's modesty generally increases with their beauty." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Beauty is an accidental and transient good." - Samuel Richardson

"Are not beauty and delicacy the same?" - E M Forster

"The beauty of life is not knowing." - Matisyahu

"We all have a weakness for beauty." - Albert Camus

"True beauty lies in true education." - Sai Baba

"Live the beauty or your own reality." - Tom Robbins

"Perfect is boring: Beauty is irregular." - Gloria Steinem

"I think beauty can be everywhere." - Carine Roitfeld

"In art economy is always beauty." - Henry James

"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

"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

"If you try to view yourself through the lenses that others offer you, all you will see are distortions; your own light and beauty will become blurred, awkward, and ugly. Your sense of inner beauty has to remain a very private thing." - John O'Donohue

"She was ugly from the front, and I said ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly. Well, I could handle it behind her." - Lyle Lovett

"Charm is more valuable than beauty. You can resist beauty but you can't resist charm." - Audrey Tautou

"The real beauty in life is that beauty can sometimes occur." - Colum Mccann

"Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the something you do daily." - Mike Murdock

"[The Neon Demon] was more my own fascination with beauty. It's my children's fascination beauty." - Nicolas Winding Refn

"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

"Making ourselves feel ugly is not fun." "We are ugly." - Scott Westerfeld

"Better an ugly face than an ugly mind." - James Ellis

"There are no ugly cigars, only ugly smokers." - H L Mencken

"Good police officers are ugly." - Jo Nesbo

"Stay beautiful, keep it ugly" - Gerard Way

"New things are always ugly." - Willa Cather

"Hatred makes us all ugly." - Laurell K Hamilton



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