“Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have.”

— Walter Pater —

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“The beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds – but we still have the power to change our own.”

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“Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.”

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“Ten years of rejection slips is nature’s way of telling you to stop writing. ”

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“I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?”

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“For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine.”

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“A small house must depend on its grouping with other houses for its beauty, and for the preservation of light air and the maximum of surrounding open space.”

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“People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them.”

— Judith Jamison —

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