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What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

Le Petit Prince (1943) (The Little Prince)

Sydney: How do I look?
Dixon: For the record, that’s a question you never have to ask anyone.

Posted in: Alias

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature. But beautiful old people are works of art.

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.

Quoted in A Living Architecture : Frank Lloyd Wright and Taliesin Architects (2000) by John Rattenbury

Ally: So how has it come to this? We’re smart women, we’re fairly attractive.
Renee: I’m even hot.

Posted in: Ally McBeal

She looked nice, smoking. She inhaled and all, but she didn’t wolf the smoke down, the way most women around her age do. She had a lot of charm. She had quite a lot of sex appeal, too, if you really want to know.

To me, fair Friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eyed

XIV. To me, fair Friend, you never can be old
Posted in: Sonnets

You look like Helen of Troy after a good facial.

Uncle Dynamite
Posted in: P.G. Wodehouse

I built my soul a lordly pleasure-house,
Wherein at ease for aye to dwell.
I said, “O Soul, make merry and carouse,
Dear soul, for all is well.”

The Palace of Art (1832)
Posted in: Alfred Tennyson

Half light, half shade,
She stood, a sight to make an old man young.

The Gardener's Daughter (1842)
Posted in: Alfred Tennyson

If you get simple beauty and naught else,
You get about the best thing God invents.

Men and Womenm "Fra Lippo Lippi" (1855)
Posted in: Robert Browning

The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he makes so many of them.

attributed; James Morgan Our Presidents (1928)
Posted in: Abraham Lincoln

At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don’t need someone to share it with or tell it to. When that happens — that letting go — you let go because you can.

Tar Baby (1981)
Posted in: Toni Morrison

Isaac: I know my analyst warned me, but you were so beautiful that I got another analyst.

Posted in: Manhattan

Rhoda Morgenstern: It’s a magnifying mirror! Mary, why didn’t you warn me? I thought it was a relief map of the moon. When they sell those magnifying mirrors they should include a printed suicide note.

Posted in: Mary Tyler Moore

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.

Essays: First Series (1841) Essay XII, "Art"

Rebecca: I love your face. It always brings me peace.