Quotes about beauty

At such moments one suddenly sees everything with new eyes; one feels on the brink of some great revelation. It is as if we caught a glimpse of some incredibly beautiful world that lies silently about us all the time. I remember vividly my first experience of the kind when, as a boy, i cam suddenly upon the quiet miracle of an ivy-clad wall glis... read more


Art has the mystical task of reminding us in its productions of the beautiful that was lost and of anticipating its perfect coming luster.

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What am I loving when I love you? Not bodily beauty nor the gracefulness of age; nor light’s brightness, so dear to the eyes of mine; nor the sweet melodies of song, nor the fragrance of flowers, or perfumes, of aromas; not manna nor honey; not the body so dear to the embraces of the flesh; no, these are not the things I love when I love m... read more


What if the Grand Canyon isn’t just a hole in the ground in the ground but an expression of divine vastness? God’s self-portrait draws millions, but do they really see it? What if we were to recognise that the world’s music rings with a spiritual echo of the harmonies of the Trinity? What if the millions who attend a read more


And so the sweet smile of a baby, the tender embrace of a mother, the passion of a kiss, the smell of bread baking and meat grilling, the glories of the sea and sky, the gift of good work that satisfies and serves, the ordered safety of street lights and speed limits, the wonders of good novels and good music, the miracles of x-rays and dental c... read more


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