— Hans Christian Andersen Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet 1805 - 1875
— Frederick Buechner, Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith
„Nudity in a picture is such a delicate thing, and it is so rarely right. But it can be right if it's done by people with beautiful vision and if it becomes part of the melody of the situation. The body, after all, is a beautiful and secret thing.“
— Nastassja Kinski German actress 1961
As quoted in Denise Worrell (1989), Icons: Intimate Portraits.
— William Carlos Williams American poet 1883 - 1963
Context: Why do I write today? The beauty of the terrible faces of our nonentities stirs me to it: colored women day workers— old and experienced— returning home at dusk, in cast off clothing faces like old Florentine oak. "Apology"
„A sensitive personality is like a great organ. Press the keys of discord and harshness comes forth. Play the keys of beauty and melody delight are given.“
— Natacha Rambova American film personality and fashion designer 1897 - 1966
On personality, p. 118
— Roger Raveel painter 1921 - 2013
version in original Flemish (citaat van Roger Raveel, in het Vlaams): Het verschrikkelijke mooie leven. title of his painting / installation - including birdcage and two living canaries, Raveel made in 1965 (translation: Fons Heijnsbroek)
„It's like chasing a beautiful woman for 80 years. Finally, she relents and you say, "I am terribly sorry. I'm tired."“
— Paul Newman American actor and film director 1925 - 2008
Upon winning the 1986 Academy Award for Best Actor, (in The Color of Money), after having being nominated seven times; quoted in Tom O'Neil, "Gold Derby," http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2006/09/an_oscar_finall.html, Los Angeles Times (2006-09-03)
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
„By means of beauty all beautiful things become beautiful. For this appears to me the safest answer to give both to myself and others; and adhering to this, I think that I shall never fall, but that it is a safe answer both for me and any one else to give — that by means of beauty beautiful things become beautiful.“
— Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -469 - -399 a.C.
— Pablo Casals Catalan cellist and conductor 1876 - 1973