Quotations and Literature Forum

It is currently Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:44 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 6:39 pm 
New member
New member

Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2002 6:34 pm
Posts: 1
Can any readers please cite or offer links to the most eloquent,
creative and articulate quotations made about the perceived (physical,
spiritual, emotioinal) meaning of beauty, according to the person/s
who made the quotations. Excluding bland ones about it being in a beholder's eyes.

Or ones not actually or specifically ever made about the meaning of physical, spiritual or emotioinal beauty, but which you think are extremely applicable.

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 2:02 pm 

Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2002 1:08 pm
Posts: 102
O Attic shape! Fair attitude! with brede
Of marble men and maidens overwrought,
With forest branches and the trodden weed;
Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought
As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral!
When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

— John Keats
Ode on a Grecian Urn

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
— Lord Byron

I always say beauty is only sin deep.
— Saki (H.H. Munroe)

My love, in her attire doth show her wit;
It doth so well become her.
For every season she hath dressings fit,
For winter spring and summer.
No beauty doth she miss,
When all her robes are on;
But beauty's self she is,
When all her robes are gone.
— Anonymous

A terrible beauty is born.
— W. B. Yeats
Easter, 1916

His golden locks time hath to silver turned;
O time too swift, O swiftness never ceasing!
His youth 'gainst time and age hath ever spurned,
But spurned in vain; youth waneth by increasing:
Beauty, strength, youth, are flowers but fading seen;
Duty, faith, love, are roots and ever green.
— George Peele, Polyhymnia
Sonnet ad fin

I feel like a fugitive from th' law of averages.
— Bill Mauldin

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: avoisot, CharlesRat, DyncDocaovala, JeffreyRoab, Thomasbure and 11 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group