I envy those old Greek bathers,..

I envy those old Greek bathers, into whose hands were delivered Pericles, and Alcibiades, and the perfect models of Phidias. They had daily before their eyes the highest types of Beauty which the world has ever produced; for of all things that are beautiful, the human body is the crown.

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If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.
Any
Body
Human
Human body
Sacred
Thing
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
Agreeable
Attention
Body
Calls
Criticism
Function
Human
Human body
May
Necessary
Pain
Same
State
Things
It's true that the human body is more vulnerable than the products of the human mind.
Body
Human
Human body
Human mind
Mind
More
Products
Than
True
Vulnerable
It was extremely important to show that Wilde's sexuality was not just some intellectual idea. It was real, and it was about the human body. To just have mentioned it and not shown it would have been, I think, peculiar and wrong.
About
Been
Body
Extremely
Human
Human body
I think
Idea
Important
Intellectual
Just
Mentioned
Peculiar
Real
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Beautiful
Blinds
Contrary
Enhances
Every
Falsehood
Light
Like
Object
On The Contrary
Truth
Twilight
I collect travel alarm clocks. I was in a flea market in France once, in 1994, and I opened up this beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre folding eight-day winding clock folded into a beautiful case, and I went, 'Wow, man.' And I've been collecting travel alarm clocks since 1994.
Alarm
Beautiful
Been
Case
Clock
Clocks
Collect
Collecting
Flea
Folded
France
Man
Market
Once
I think Jerry Lee is sad. As a musician, he was far more talented than Elvis Presley. Everybody down in Memphis knows that. Elvis became a movie star because he was beautiful. Not that Elvis wasn't talented, but Jerry Lee Lewis was incomprehensibly talented as a musician.
Beautiful
Became
Because
Down
Elvis
Elvis Presley
Everybody
Far
He
I Think
Jerry
Knows
Lee
Lewis
All which is beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation.
Beautiful
Calculation
Noble
Reason
Result
Which
Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.
Beautiful
Calculation
Everything
Noble
Product
Reason
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
After
Alive
Beautiful
Certain
Certain Things
Feel
Give
Good
Hunger
Longing
Me
Must
Never
Never Give Up
I want to say at once that I frankly believe that Irving Berlin is the greatest songwriter that has ever lived.... His songs are exquisite cameos of perfection, and each one of them is as beautiful as its neighbor. Irving Berlin remains, I think, America's Schubert.
America
Beautiful
Believe
Berlin
Each
Each One
Ever
Exquisite
Frankly
Greatest
His
I Think
Lived
Neighbor
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
Action
Beautiful
Every
Every Man
Feels
Instinctively
Less
Lovely
Man
Sentiments
Single
Than
Weigh
World
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
Action
Beautiful
Less
Lovely
Sentiments
Single
Than
Weigh
World
I work only in the morning from 10 to noon. I still write by hand. I interrupt my writing when I feel that I've discovered something beautiful or, on the contrary, when I feel discontent.
Beautiful
Contrary
Discontent
Discovered
Feel
Hand
I Feel
Interrupt
Morning
Noon
On The Contrary
Only
Something
Still
To my mind, it is the duty of the younger Negro artist, if he accepts any duties at all from outsiders, to change through the force of his art that old whispering 'I want to be white,' hidden in the aspirations of his people, to 'Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro - and beautiful!'
Accepts
Am
Any
Art
Artist
Aspirations
Beautiful
Change
Duties
Duty
Force
He
Hidden
His
We younger Negro artists who create now intend to express our individual dark-skinned selves without fear or shame. If white people are pleased, we are glad. If they are not, it doesn't matter. We know we are beautiful. And ugly too.
Artists
Beautiful
Create
Express
Fear
Glad
Individual
Intend
Know
Matter
Now
Our
People
Pleased
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.
Beautiful
Crop
Field
Gives
Rest
Rested
Take
Changing your mind is probably one of the most beautiful things people can do. And I've changed my mind about a lot of things over the years.
About
Beautiful
Beautiful Things
Changed
Changing
Lot
Mind
Most
Most Beautiful
Over
People
Things
Years
Your
Perhaps one of the most difficult things for us to do is to choose a notable and joyous dress for men. There would be more joy in life if we were to accustom ourselves to use all the beautiful colours we can in fashioning our own clothes.
Accustomed
Beautiful
Choose
Clothes
Colours
Difficult
Difficult Things
Dress
Joy
Joyous
Life
Men
More
Most
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
Beautiful
Dance
Earth
Glory
Larger
More
Out
Power
Powerful
Taking
Yours
Yourself
The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.
Beautiful
Essence
Unity
Variety
When I was first exposed to the films of Ingmar Bergman, I found them frank and disturbing portraits of the world we live in, but that was not something that displeased me. They were beautiful. I thought people would respond to my plays the way I responded to Bergman's films.
Beautiful
Bergman
Disturbing
Exposed
Films
First
Found
Frank
Live
Me
People
Plays
Portraits
Respond
I'm a very lucky man. It's a beautiful thing for a writer, to see people allowing your words to enter their own unconscious and their souls.
Allowing
Beautiful
Beautiful thing
Enter
Lucky
Man
Own
People
See
Souls
Thing
Unconscious
Very
Words
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
Beautiful
Beautiful thing
Course
Itself
Most
Most beautiful
Most beautiful thing
Thing
World
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Beautiful
Flowers
Garden
Give
Give me
I can
Me
Sunrise
Undisturbed
Walk
Where
The beautiful uncut hair of graves.
Beautiful
Graves
Hair
Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
Beautiful
Death
Happen
More
Nothing
Than
And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
Beautiful
Death
Happen
More
Nothing
Show
Than
Will
What is important, then, is not that the critic should possess a correct abstract definition of beauty for the intellect, but a certain kind of temperament, the power of being deeply moved by the presence of beautiful objects.
Abstract
Beautiful
Beauty
Being
Certain
Correct
Critic
Deeply
Definition
Important
Intellect
Kind
Moved
Objects
One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.
Art
Awakening
Beautiful
Beauty
Book
Confessions
Desire
He
Him
Literary
Love
Most
Most beautiful
Own
The most despairing songs are the most beautiful, and I know some immortal ones that are pure tears.
Beautiful
Despairing
Immortal
Know
Most
Most beautiful
Pure
Some
Songs
Tears
Beautiful dreams - if the world were more beautiful they would come true - But the world is relentless & cruel - people are - they must be, I suppose, or they could not live.
Beautiful
Come
Could
Cruel
Dreams
Live
More
Must
People
Relentless
Suppose
True
Were
World
I was not out to paint beautiful pictures; even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth.
Beautiful
Burst
Even
Forth
Good
Help
Important
Me
Only
Out
Paint
Painting
Pictures
Truth
Among men and women, those in love do not always announce themselves with declarations and vows. But they are the ones who weep when you're gone. Who miss you every single night, especially when the sky is so deep and beautiful, and the ground so very cold.
Always
Among
Announce
Beautiful
Cold
Deep
Every
Every single night
Gone
Ground
Love
Men
Men and women
Miss
You can try to take sorrow and make it into something enduring, meaningful and beautiful. I always feel guilty that this is my job, that I get to do this.
Always
Beautiful
Enduring
Feel
Get
Guilty
Job
Make
Meaningful
Something
Sorrow
Take
Try
You
The study of tavern history often brings to light much evidence of sad domestic changes. Many a cherished and beautiful home, rich in annals of family prosperity and private hospitality, ended its days as a tavern.
Beautiful
Beautiful home
Brings
Changes
Cherished
Days
Domestic
Ended
Evidence
Family
History
Home
Hospitality
Light
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.
Beautiful
Bent
Everything
Nature
Nothing
Perfect
Still
Trees
Ways
Weird
Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
Beautiful
Horses
Landscape
Look
Make
As long as the people don't fear the truth, there is hope. For once they fear it, the one who tells it doesn't stand a chance. And today, truth is still beautiful... but so frightening.
Beautiful
Chance
Fear
Frightening
Hope
Long
Once
People
Stand
Still
Tells
Today
Truth
Truth is
I know black people love the idea that we finally have a beautiful, good-looking black president. But if he is doing awful things to us, we should wake up.
Awful
Beautiful
Black
Doing
Finally
Good-looking
He
Idea
Know
Love
People
President
Should
Things
Life is abundant, and life is beautiful. And it's a good place that we're all in, you know, on this earth, if we take care of it.
Abundant
Beautiful
Care
Earth
Good
Good place
Know
Life
Life is beautiful
Place
Take
Take care
You
We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part.
Beautiful
Civilizations
Fragments
Great
Having
Ignorant
Like
Living
Notion
Once
Part
Play
Pop
Shepherds
I recommend for any basic course on the Beat Generation to familiarize yourself with 'The Idiot,' Prince Myshkin. He was Dostoyevsky's idea of the most beautiful human being he could imagine, the creation of a saint in literature.
Any
Basic
Beat
Beautiful
Being
Could
Course
Creation
Generation
He
Human
Human being
Idea
Idiot
To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.
Bag
Beautiful
Eyes
Filled
Grapes
Guinea
Miser
Money
More
Proportions
Sun
Than
Use
Vine
I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.'
Away
Beautiful
Heard
Like
Men
Old
Old men
Say
Waters
To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school - women must labor to be beautiful.
Although
Beautiful
Born
Know
Labor
Must
School
Speak
Woman
Women
I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera.
Almost
Anybody
Anything
Beautiful
Does
Dream
Expects
I wonder
Instead
Like
Opera
Oxford
People
Place
The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.
Beautiful
Enemy
Innocent
Time
A beautiful city is Richmond, seated on the hills that overlook the James River. The dwellings have a pleasant appearance, often standing by themselves in the midst of gardens. In front of several, I saw large magnolias, their dark, glazed leaves glittering in the March sunshine.
Appearance
Beautiful
Beautiful city
City
Dark
Front
Gardens
Glittering
Hills
James
Large
Leaves
March
Midst
The birch-bark canoe of the savage seems to me one of the most beautiful and perfect things of the kind constructed by human art.
Art
Beautiful
Canoe
Constructed
Human
Kind
Me
Most
Most beautiful
Perfect
Savage
Seems
Things