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Moonlight and Valentino

I love your face. It always brings me peace.

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

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Mary Tyler Moore

It’s a magnifying mirror! Mary, why didn’t you warn me? I thought it was a relief map of the moon.

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.

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Toni Morrison

At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough.

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.

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Robert Browning

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

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

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Alfred Tennyson

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

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

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Alfred Tennyson

O Soul, make merry and carouse, Dear soul, for all is well.

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.”

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Ally McBeal

So how has it come to this? We’re smart women, we’re fairly attractive.

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

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Manhattan

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

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

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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Frank Lloyd Wright

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.

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P.G. Wodehouse

You look like Helen of Troy after a good facial.

You look like Helen of Troy after a good facial.

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Sonnets

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

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

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Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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Alias

For the record, that’s a question you never have to ask anyone.

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

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The Catcher in the Rye

She inhaled and all, but she didn’t wolf the smoke down, the way most women around her age do.

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.