Beauty always promises, but never gives..

Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.

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Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
Beauty
Despair
Drives
Eternity
Glimpse
Like
Minute
Offering
Out
Over
Should
Stretch
Time
Unbearable
The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.
Also
Beauty
Being
Clothed
Derive
Due
Essential
Only
Pleasure
Present
Quality
Representation
Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
Ambition
Beauty
Exclusive
Goal
Sole
Taste
The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated.
Artist
Beauty
Before
Being
Cries
Defeated
Duel
Study
Terror
Which
Whether you come from heaven or hell, what does it matter, O Beauty!
Beauty
Come
Does
Heaven
Hell
Matter
Whether
You
An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion.
Artist
Beauty
Because
Contains
Disproportion
Equally
Exquisite
Him
His
Implies
Intoxicating
Only
Pleasures
Same
How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?
Beauty
Between
Breathing
Brick
Coal
Dying
Fields
Grain
Growing
Hardly
How
Life
Long
Men
Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
Always
Appear
Appetite
Beauty
Centuries
Even
Foolish
Found
Immortal
Monstrous
Most
Satisfaction
Us
Which
I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
Barely
Beauty
Conceive
I Can
Melancholy
Type
Which
It would be difficult for me not to conclude that the most perfect type of masculine beauty is Satan, as portrayed by Milton.
Beauty
Conclude
Difficult
Masculine
Me
Milton
Most
Perfect
Portrayed
Satan
Type
Would
Would-Be
There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.
Beauty
Habitual
Happiness
Kinds
Many
Seeking
Ways
The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from. That is why true artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
Artist
Artists
Away
Beauty
Between
Cannot
Community
He
Himself
Judge
Midway
Nothing
Obliged
Others
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
Beauty
Short-Lived
Tyranny
Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
Abide
Achieved
Beauty
Glory
Humanity
Knowledge
Love
Only
Paper
Truth
Virtue
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Ability
Anyone
Beauty
Grows
Keeps
Never
Old
See
Who
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Ability
Anyone
Beauty
Because
Grows
Happy
Keeps
Never
Old
See
Who
Youth
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Beauty
Image
Infinite
Itself
Sensible
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
Beauty
Been
Days
Ever
First
Has-Been
House
Looks
Sight
Three
Very
Well
Who
The key to education is the experience of beauty.
Beauty
Education
Experience
Key
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Beauty
Excellent
Hath
Proportion
Some
Strangeness
Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
Beauty
Form
Freedom
Grace
Influence
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
Beauty
Best
Best Part
Express
Part
Picture
Which
Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls.
Beauty
Better
Continually
God
Make
Men
Poetry
Revealing
Set
Something
Souls
Those
Truth
Types
All summer, I read fiction because you must read for the pleasure and beauty of it, and not only for research. I don't read thrillers, romance or mystery, and I don't read self-help books because I don't believe in shortcuts and loopholes.
Beauty
Because
Believe
Books
Fiction
Loopholes
Must
Mystery
Only
Pleasure
Read
Research
Romance
Self-Help
I made myself famous by writing 'songs' and lyrics about the beauty of the things I did and ugliness, too.
About
Beauty
Did
Famous
Lyrics
Made
Myself
Songs
Things
Too
Ugliness
Writing
I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate.
Acres
Add
Beauty
Belongs
Book
Estate
Four
Hundred
I Write
Magnificent
Me
Now
Other
Purpose
Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
Ape
Autumn
Beauty
Dying
Escape
Gain
Gorgeous
Happiness
Provides
Some
Sunsets
Who
Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people - the beauty within themselves.
Artist
Beauty
Interpret
Mission
People
Perhaps
Themselves
Within
If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame.
Aesthetic
Appeal
Art
Artistic
Beauty
Complete
Cowardly
Ethics
Fill
Instincts
Lesson
Moral
More
Own
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
Beauty
Beholder
Both
Holder
Than
Wine
Worse
It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
Beauty
Commit
Discovery
Evenings
Feel
Goodness
Looks
Men
Morning
Others
Paper
Read
Ridiculous
Those
Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
About
Beauty
Ecstasy
Hunger
Like
Nothing
Perfume
Really
Rose
Said
Simple
Smell
You
It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour.
Advances
Beauty
Does
Good
Grace
Humour
Known
Look
Timid
Well
Well known
Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.
Alone
Beauty
Come
Death
Desires
Dreams
Fulfillment
Hence
Her
Mother
Our
Our dreams
Shall
I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.
After
Beauty
Just
Know
Prefer
Which
Whistling
The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.
Actions
Beauty
Departure
Independence
Rely
Themselves
The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.
A good thing
Beauty
Could
Good
Good thing
Happiness
Idea
Much
Share
Thing
Too
Too much
Would
Would-be
My father always taught by telling stories about his experiences. His lessons were about morality and art and what insects and birds and human beings had in common. He told me what it meant to be a man and to be a Black man. He taught me about love and responsibility, about beauty, and how to make gumbo.
About
Always
Art
Be a man
Beauty
Beings
Birds
Black
Common
Experiences
Father
Had
He
His
Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it.
Abstract
Art
Attempts
Beauty
Been
Define
Express
Find
Formula
General
Made
Many
Most
Poetry
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.
Art
Beauty
Been
Between
Discriminate
Discussions
Done
Enjoy
Excellence
Excellent
Has-been
Help
Less
Like
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
After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without; and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty.
After
Beauty
Been
Charms
Deficient
Divinity
Fascinated
Intelligence
Makes
More
Most
Personal
Regular
Talent
It is conventional to call 'monster' any blending of dissonant elements. I call 'monster' every original inexhaustible beauty.
Any
Beauty
Blending
Call
Conventional
Elements
Every
Inexhaustible
Monster
Original
Salem houses present to you a serene and dignified front, gracious yet reserved, not thrusting forward their choicest treasures to the eyes of passing strangers; but behind the walls of the houses, enclosed from public view, lie cherished gardens, full of the beauty of life.
Beauty
Behind
Cherished
Dignified
Eyes
Forward
Front
Full
Gardens
Gracious
Houses
Lie
Life
Passing
Exuberance is beauty.
Beauty
Exuberance
Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.
Art
Beauty
Displayed
Exist
Naked
Never
Without
Beauty is the lover's gift.
Beauty
Gift
Lover
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
Admire
Beauty
Cannot
Courage
Dare
Narrow
Something
Souls
True
True beauty
Which
A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty.
Beauty
Chisel
Grows
Marble
Sculptor