Ugly and beauty quotes:

  • Time takes the ugliness and horror out of death and turns it into beauty. -- Dodie Smith
  • What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness. -- Joseph Brodsky
  • Filipinos don't wallow in what is miserable and ugly. They recycle the bad into things of beauty. -- Imelda Marcos
  • Abstraction brings the world into more complex, variable relations; it can extract beauty, alternative topographies, ugliness, and intense actualities from seeming nothingness. -- Jerry Saltz
  • 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 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
  • Things are beautiful or ugly only in time and space. The new man's vision being liberated from these two factors, all is unified in one unique beauty. -- Piet Mondrian
  • 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
  • Alas, nothing reveals man the way war does. Nothing so accentuates in him the beauty and ugliness, the intelligence and foolishness, the brutishness and humanity, the courage and cowardice, the enigma. -- Oriana Fallaci
  • Art is built on the deepest themes of human meaning: good and evil, beauty and ugliness, life and death, love and hate. No other story has incarnated those themes more than the story of Jesus. -- John Ortberg
  • 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 was amazed and upset by the looks I got just walking around the studio... It illuminates the ugliness and the beauty that exists within each of us, and that's what this story represents to me. -- Gerard Butler
  • 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
  • A good poem brims with reflected beauty and even a bracing, beautiful ugliness. At the center of our lives, in the midst of the busyness and the forgetting, is a story that makes sense when everything extraneous has been taken away. -- David Whyte
  • Who knows better than artists how much ugliness there is on the way to beauty, how many ghastly, mortifying missteps, how many days of granitic blockheadedness and dismaying ineptitude there is on the way to accomplishment, how partial all accomplishment is, how incomplete? -- Tony Kushner
  • We create our own government. We are responsible for its beauty and for its ugliness. We are responsible for its glories and for its failures and, most important, we are responsible for amending those failures no matter who are their most immediate architects. -- Charlie Pierce
  • I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China. -- Jung Chang
  • A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we're children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they're scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it's pretty much in the eye of the beholder. -- Stephen King
  • The world is a crazy, beautiful, ugly complicated place, and it keeps moving on from crisis to strangeness to beauty to weirdness to tragedy. The caravan keeps moving on, and the job of the longform writer or filmmaker or radio broadcaster is to stop - is to pause - and when the caravan goes away, that's when this stuff comes. -- David Remnick
  • I like to find the beauty in the ugly. When I'm in a thrift store, I gravitate toward pieces I know I'll wear a ton, and insane pieces that I'm sure most people would consider gross. But I find them inspiring. Our van is currently stocked with some of my random findings from this tour. Maybe I'll call my aesthetic 'van fashion.' -- Victoria Legrand
  • Beauty magazines make my girlfriend feel ugly. -- James De La Vega
  • When everyone in the world sees beauty, then ugly exists. -- Laozi
  • Get at least 8 hours of beauty sleep. 9 if you're ugly. -- Betty White
  • In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly. -- Scott Westerfeld
  • In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty. -- Phil Ochs
  • 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 Hegel
  • Gold lends a touch of beauty even to the ugly. -- Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
  • Do not read beauty magazines. They only make you feel ugly. -- Mary Schmich
  • The ugly can achieve an absoluteness beyond the reach of beauty. -- Mason Cooley
  • Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. -- Redd Foxx
  • My definition of beauty is something between extremely ugly and extremely fantastic. -- Riccardo Tisci
  • What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain. -- Victor Hugo
  • My body is an ugly masterpiece that lives off the beauty of sound. -- Backseat Goodbye
  • My body is an ugly masterpiece that lives off the beauty of sound. -- Backseat Goodbye
  • the power of beauty:what must the world be like for ugly women? -- Paulo Coelho
  • It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundreth with a beauty. -- Pearl S. Buck
  • Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics. -- G. H. Hardy
  • The potential beauty of human life is constantly made ugly by man's ever-recurring song of retaliation. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Sin turns ugly and is subject to defeat only when seen in the light of Christ's beauty. -- Sam Storms
  • A fine head of hair adds beauty to a good face, and terror to an ugly one. -- Lycurgus of Sparta
  • That which attempts to elevate the ugly to the level of beauty becomes neither; but an obscenity. -- John Donne
  • The height of your maturity and sagacity depends on your ability to see the beauty in ugly situations. -- Michael Bassey Johnson
  • Very ugly or very beautiful women should be flattered on their understanding, and mediocre ones on their beauty. -- Lord Chesterfield
  • Beauty is but skin deep, ugly to the bone. And when beauty fades away, ugly claims its own. -- Dorothy West
  • The beautiful are shyer than the ugly, for they move in a world that does not ask for beauty. -- Ned Rorem
  • A theory with mathematical beauty is more likely to be correct than an ugly one that fits some experimental data. -- Paul Dirac
  • Beauty is a fact, and it can change with time. Something ugly in the morning can become beautiful in the evening. -- Will Alsop
  • the worship of beauty is to me a religion. Nothing bad was ever truly beautiful; nothing good is ever really ugly. -- Florence L. Barclay
  • If you tell an ugly woman that she is beautiful, you offer her the great homage of corrupting the concept of beauty. -- Ayn Rand
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • To be poor, ugly and, moreover, intelligent condemns one in our society to a dark and disillusioned 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
  • Life can be awful. Life can be ugly.And still there are those who smile at the darkness, anticipating the beauty of an eventual sunrise. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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