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1. “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”

Tags : Beauty Canyons Carvings Nature Perseverance Suffering Windstorms

2. “There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.”

Tags : Beauty Fear Growth Happiness Hate Honor Sadness Suffering Waste

3. “Pain is a pesky part of being human, I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can't be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.”

Tags : Flight Flying Freedom Growing Growth Heal Hurt Hurting Inspirational Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Learning Life Life And Living Life Lessons Living Living Life Pain Painful Wind Wings Wisdom Wisdom Quotes
Author : C. JoyBell C.

4. “BEWARE OF THOSEBeware of those who are bitter,For they will never allow youTo enjoy your fruit.Beware of those who criticize youWhen you deserve some praise for an achievement,For they secretly desire to be worshiped.Beware of those who are needy or stingy,For they would rather sting youThan give you anything.Beware of those who are always hungry,For they will feed you to the wolvesJust to get paid.Beware of those who speak negativelyAbout everything and everybody, For a negative person will never sayA positive thing about you.Beware of those who are boredAnd not passionate about life,For they will bore you with reasons For not living.Beware of those who are too focused withPolishing and beautifying their outer shells,For they lack true substance to understandThat genuine beauty is in the heartThat resides inside.Beware of those who step in the path of your dreams,For they only dream to have the abilityTo take half your steps.Beware of those who steer you awayFrom your heart’s true happiness,For it would make them happy to see youSteer yourself next to them,Sitting with both your hearts bitter.Those who are critical don’t like being criticized,And those who are insensitive have a deficiency in their senses.And finally,Beware of those who tell you to BEWARE.They are too aware of everything –And live alone, scared.Poetry by Suzy Kassem”

Tags : Achievement Alone Beauty Bitter Bored Boring Critical Criticized Envy Failure Fear Give Insecurity Life Living Negative Negatively Passionate Poetry Senses Steps Stingy Take
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

5. “REMEMBER YOUR GREATNESSBefore you were born,And were still too tiny forThe human eye to see,You won the race for lifeFrom among 250 million competitors.And yet,How fast you have forgottenYour strength,When your very existenceIs proof of your greatness.You were born a winner,A warrior,One who defied the oddsBy surviving the most gruesomeBattle of them all.And now that you are a giant,Why do you even doubt victoryAgainst smaller numbers,And wider margins?The only walls that exist,Are those you have placed in your mind.And whatever obstacles you conceive,Exist only because you have forgottenWhat you have alreadyAchieved.Poetry by Suzy Kassem”

Tags : Achieve Big Birth Confidence Egg Existence Eye Fears Giant Human Inspirational Life Poetry Race Small Sperm Strength Struggles Success Suffering Suzy Kassem Victory Winner
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

6. “When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”

Tags : Beatles Beauty Life Nature Sadness
Author : John Lennon

7. “Get Off The Scale!You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!”

Tags : Beauty Inspirational Life Motivational Scale Self Empowerment Self Image Weight Loss
Source : Life, the Truth, and Being Free

8. “You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesfor a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.Meanwhile the world goes on.Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rainare moving across the landscapes,over the prairies and the deep trees,the mountains and the rivers.Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,are heading home again.Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,the world offers itself to your imagination,calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –over and over announcing your placein the family of things.”

Tags : Beauty Birds Nature Poetry Shore Woods
Author : Mary Oliver

9. “Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.”

Tags : Abstract Beauty Cosmos Deepak Chopra Energy Harmony Logic Math Mathematics Mind Mirrror Order Orderliness Peace Quote Quotes Reflaction Reflect Universal Universe Value Values Wisdom
Author : Deepak Chopra

10. “It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Dejan Stojanovic Express Expression Feel Feelings Literature Literature Quotes Love Poetry Poetry Quotes Quotes Quotes To Live By Thoughts Wisdom

11. “No man's advice can change you unless you speak to yourself. Bible school or seminars can't change you, going to church can't change you except you decide to change.Psalm 139:23 - 24”

Tags : Art Christian Creativity Family Friends Inspirational Quotes Loss Magic Spirit Marriage Money Motivational Quotes Pain Passion Peace Politics Psychology Reality Self Help Trust Words
Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

12. “Peace is the number one beautiful ornament you can wear, I really believe that. They say you should always wear a smile, but I don't believe that you should "always" wear a smile, seriously, you're going to look stupid! But peace, you should always carry peace within you, its the most beautifying thing you could ever have or do. Peace makes your heart beautiful and it makes you look beautiful, too. You want to have perfect physical posture when you stand, sit, and walk, and peace is the perfect posture of the soul, really. Try perfect posture outside as well as inside. Peace creates grace and grace gives peace.”

Tags : Beautifying Ornament Beauty Best Accessory Grace Inner Peace Inspirational Quotes Peace Perfect Posture Quotes For Women Women S Inspirational Women S Quotes
Author : C. JoyBell C.

13. “She made broken look beautifuland strong look invincible.She walked with the Universeon her shoulders and made itlook like a pair of wings.”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Broken Broken Hearted Quotes Brokenness Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Invincibility Invincible Shoulders Strength Strong Strong Women Universe Wings
Author : Ariana Dancu

14. “Destiny is real. And she's not mild-mannered. She will come around and hit you in the face and knock you over and before you know what hit you, you're naked- stripped of everything you thought you knew and everything you thought you didn't know- and there you are! A bloody nose, bruises all over you, and naked. And it's the most beautiful thing.”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Belief Belief Quotes Destiny Happiness Inspirational Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Life Life And Living Life Experience Living Spirit Truth
Author : C. JoyBell C.

15. “Elegance is a glowing inner peace. Grace is an ability to give as well as to receive and be thankful. Mystery is a hidden laugh always ready to surface! Glamour only radiates if there is a sublime courage & bravery within: glamour is like the moon; it only shines because the sun is there.”

Tags : Beauty Elegance Glamour Grace Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Mystery Quotes For Women Style Women S Inspirational Women S Quotes
Author : C. JoyBell C.

16. “The human body is the best work of art.”

Tags : Art Beauty Body Body Image Dancer Desire Fashion Fitness Food For Thought Funny Girl Hip Hop Honesty Humor Humour Lust Lust For Life Passion Young Young Adult Young Adults Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott

17. “A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement”

Tags : Beauty Body Body Image Dancer Desire Fitness Food Food For Thought Funny Humour Imagination Life Love Passion Reality Relationships Self Sex Truth Young Young Adult Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Novels Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott

18. “As for you girls, you must risk everything for Freedom, and give everything for Passion, loving everything that your hearts and your bodies love. The only thing higher for a girl and more sacred for a young woman than her freedom and her passion should be her desire to make her life into poetry, surrendering everything she has to create a life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in her imagination.”

Tags : Dreams Expatriate Female Liberation Females Femininity First Love Freedom Goals Gorgeous Happiness Imagination Inspire Love Nice Risk Sacred Sensual Strength The Wanderess Time Wander Wanderlust Woman S Character Woman S Strength Womanhood Women S Liberation
Author : Roman Payne

19. “Using one’s beauty was the only way a smart girl could get by, at least that’s how it was back then, though even for a smart girl there were really only three professions. You could be a nurse or a teacher or a wife.”

Tags : Beauty Feminism Feminist Profession Using People Women S Rights Women S Strength
Source : Small Town Demons

20. “I believe beauty is action. If my action can bring smiles in the innocent faces of people then my act is beautiful.”

Tags : Action Beauty Feminism Inspirational Quotes Life Love Smile Women Women S Rights
Author : Runa Maharjan

21. “I would waste thirty minutes a day, standing in front of a mirror that I never had any inclination to really pay proper attention to. And even after I made myself up for nothing, I was still derided and abused for it. It was rather like putting a dress on a bear and pretending it was beautiful.”

Tags : Beauty Women Women S Rights
Source : Recollection of Shared Days: Stories of Celebration

22. “Beauty fades, dumb is forever.”

Tags : Beauty Intelligence Stupidity
Source : Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever

23. “And where do I go? Where on Earth does a person go when she realizes there's no place for her? You can't possibly try to fit in, because if you do, if you manage to carve out some beautiful niche of happiness for yourself, then one day it will be taken from you as surely and truly as the sun rises each morning.”

Tags : Aloneness Beauty Bonnie Female Protagonist Happiness Heroism Inevitability Kelly Thompson Sadness The Girl Who Would Be King
Source : The Girl Who Would Be King

24. “their heart grew coldthey let their wings down”

Tags : Beauty Defeat Giving In Giving Up Imagery Poetry
Author : Sappho
Source : If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

25. “I finally gave in today. Admitting that I haven't been able to do it alone, that's defeat right? But do a couple pills change why I'm here? Will my spirit be altered? Do my passions change? Will I lose hope either way? My madness is what makes me. It’s my most unique beauty.”

Tags : Admitting Anxiety Beauty Change Confused Defeat Defeated Doctors Drugs Giving In Hormonal Losing Hope Lost Madness Medication Panic Passions Perfection Pills Prescriptions Quotes For Women Sadness Troubled Unique
Author : Crystal Woods
Source : Write like no one is reading 2

26. “After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked—as I am surprisingly often—why I bother to get up in the mornings.”

Tags : Beauty Color Enlightened Inspirational Meaning Motivational Questions Sleep

27. “You have this ability to find beauty in weird places.”

Tags : Ability Beauty Optimism Quality Weirdness
Source : Kartography

28. “Poets are damned… but see with the eyes of angels.”

Tags : Angels Beauty Eyes Hope Perspective Poetry Poets Sight Vision

29. “She called herself an angel, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She lived every kind of life and dreamt every kind of dream. She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty.”

Tags : Adventure Angel Angelic Angels Beauty Dreaming Dreamtime Female Beauty Female Characters Female Emancipation Female Empowerment Female Exploration Female Hero Female Liberation Female Travel Female Travelers Girl Power Girl Quotes Girlhood Girls Living Life To The Fullest Roman Payne Wandered Wanderess Wandering Wanderlove Woman S Secrets Woman S Strength Womanhood
Author : Roman Payne

30. “The pretty ones are usually unhappy. They expect everyone to be enamored of their beauty. How can a person be content when their happiness lies in someone else's hands, ready to be crushed at any moment? Ordinary-looking people are far superior, because they are forced to actually work hard to achieve their goals, instead of expecting people to fall all over themselves to help them.”

Tags : Achievement Apocalypse Beautiful Beauty Control Crush Crushed Depressed Depressing Enamored Expectations Goal Help Helping Helping Others Ordinary Ordinary People Pretty Superiority Unhappiness Work Hard Zombie Zombies
Source : Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

31. “Be strong inlife. Just know some people will mistaken your kindness as weakness. Because of your care for them. They will take advantage of you and want to use you. Dont worry too much about them, because those people they never been pleased or grateful.”

Tags : Advantage Beauty Blesser Encouragement Goals Gold Digger Happiness Inlife Inspiration Knowledge Kyos Magupe Leadership Love People Quutes Selfish Strong Stupidity User Wisdom Wise Words Words Worry

32. “There is no one who is lonely, than a man who knows what his money can do for him or can get him. He price himself in everything and the things he can get. Also a women who knows what her beauty and body can do and attract, what her body can get her and do for her. Dont be fooled. These people can get anything they want but except one thing. That is love. True love. Thats why their aslong they have this mentality they hardly keep relationships.”

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33. “The greatest ugliness in the world is seeing so beautiful a creature spoil themselves on stupidity.”

Tags : Beauty Humor Stupidity Ugliness
Source : The Leaf Flute - A Marridon Novella

34. “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

Tags : Beauty Wonder Young At Heart Youth Youthfulness
Author : Franz Kafka

35. “Beauty, my first girlfriend said to me, is that inner quality often associated with great amounts of leisure time.”

Tags : Beauty Leisure
Source : Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

36. “Sometimes people are beautiful.Not in looks.Not in what they say.Just in what they are.”

Tags : Beauty Life
Author : Markus Zusak
Source : I Am the Messenger

37. “For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone....We leave you a tradition with a future.The tender loving care of human beings will never become obsolete.People even more than things have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed.Never throw out anybody.Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.Your “good old days” are still ahead of you, may you have many of them.”

Tags : Beauty Charity Inspirational Kindness Misattributed Audrey Hepburn
Author : Sam Levenson
Source : In One Era & Out the Other

38. “That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.”

Tags : Attraction Beauty Popularity
Author : John Green
Source : Paper Towns

39. “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

Tags : Anne Beauty Frank Happy
Author : Anne Frank

40. “All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't.”

Tags : Beauty Girls

41. “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

Tags : Beauty Class Fashion Girls Women
Author : Coco Chanel

42. “Do you think I'm pretty?I think you're beautifulBeautiful?You are so beautiful, it hurts sometimes.”

Tags : Beauty Love
Author : Richelle Mead
Source : Vampire Academy

43. “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

Tags : Beauty Delusion Goodness Lies Self Deception Wisdom
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : The Kreutzer Sonata

44. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

Tags : Adversity Beauty Empathy People Understanding

45. “What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”

Tags : Beauty David Uglies Westerfeld
Source : Uglies

46. “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”

Tags : Beauty Body Image Imperfections Self Acceptance
Author : Amy Bloom

47. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

Tags : Aspiration Assurance Beauty Clouds Color Conviction Inspirational Maturity Sunset
Source : Stray Birds

48. “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”

Tags : Beauty Classic Insult Humor Ugly

49. “As if you were on fire from within.The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”

Tags : Beauty Inner Beauty Love Passion
Author : Pablo Neruda

50. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

Tags : Beauty Everything Seeing
Author : Confucius

51. “There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”

Tags : Beauty Imperfections

52. “But he who dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.”

Tags : Beauty Defenses Roses Thorns
Author : Anne Brontë

53. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

Tags : Appreciation Awe Beauty Life Optimism Positivity Sense Of Wonder Stars
Source : Meditations

54. “Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.”

Tags : Beauty Humour
Author : Oscar Wilde

55. “Why do beautiful songs make you sad?' 'Because they aren't true.' 'Never?' 'Nothing is beautiful and true.”

Tags : Beauty Music Sadness
Source : Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

56. “We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.”

Tags : Beauty Femininity Sex

57. “I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”

Tags : Beauty Hope Inspirational Joy
Author : Anne Frank
Source : The Diary of a Young Girl

58. “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”

Tags : Beauty Inner Beauty Inspirational

59. “I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.”

Tags : Beauty Emotion History Memory Recollection

60. “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”

Tags : Art Beauty Music Wonder

61. “I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity.”

Tags : Art Beauty Glamour Sexuality

62. “Just because you're beautiful and perfect, it's made you conceited.”

Tags : Absurd Beauty Conceit Humor Love
Source : The Princess Bride

63. “I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.”

Tags : Beauty Enemies Friends Intellect Looks
Author : Oscar Wilde

64. “True beauty is something that attacks, overpowers, robs, and finally destroys.”

Tags : Beauty Cruelty Love
Author : Yukio Mishima

65. “I've always loved strong women, which is lucky for me because once you're over about twenty-five there is no other kind. Women blow my mind. The stuff that routinely gets done to them would make most men curl up and die, but women turn to steel and keep on coming. Any man who claims he's not into strong women is fooling himself mindless; he's into strong women who know how to pout prettily and put on baby voices, and who will end up keeping his balls in her makeup bags.”

Tags : Beauty Cruelty Independence Love Men Strength Survival Women
Author : Tana French
Source : Faithful Place

66. “She's kind of a walking poem, she's this perfect beauty...but at the same time very deep, very smart.”

Tags : Angelina Jolie Beauty Deep Perfect Poem Smart The Tourist Woman
Author : Johnny Depp

67. “They will hate you if you are beautiful. They will hate you if you are successful. They will hate you if you are right. They will hate you if you are popular. They will hate you when you get attention. They will hate you when people in their life like you. They will hate you if you worship a different version of their God. They will hate you if you are spiritual. They will hate you if you have courage. They will hate you if you have an opinion. They will hate you when people support you. They will hate you when they see you happy. Heck, they will hate you while they post prayers and religious quotes on Pinterest and Facebook. They just hate. However, remember this: They hate you because you represent something they feel they don’t have. It really isn’t about you. It is about the hatred they have for themselves. So smile today because there is something you are doing right that has a lot of people thinking about you.”

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68. “Which would you rather be if you had the choice--divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?”

Tags : Beauty Choice Cleverness Good Looks Questions
Source : Anne of Green Gables

69. “Young girls are like helpless children in the hands of amorous men, whatever is said to them is true and whatever manipulation on their bodies seems like love to them, sooner or later, they come back to their senses, but the scars are not dead inasmuch as her spoiler lives.”

Tags : Amorous Men Beauty Body Corruption Discover Discovering Falling Female Immaturity Immoral Lecher Lecherous Love Manipulate Manipulation Men Naive Puberty Pubescence Scars Sense Sex Sexy Vagina Women Woo
Source : Trials Of A Damsel

70. “Anya looked upon Nin admirably. Having him as a partner-in-crime—if only on this one occasion, which she hoped would only be the start of something more—was more revitalizing than the cheap thrills of a cookie-cutter shallow, superficial romance, where the top priority was how beautiful a person was on the outside.”

Tags : Beauty Friendship Human Behavior Humanity Insight Love Meaning Postmodern Reflections Rogue Self Discovery Sense Social Change Superficial Superficiality Thief Thief At Night Thief Of Love Thieves Truth Women Young Adult Literature
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : The Other Side of Life

71. “When I feel the beauty in words, I am sensing the logic of heart.”

Tags : Beauty Life Logic Of Heart Sense Words
Author : Toba Beta

72. “and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”

Tags : Beauty Butterfly Childhood Human Human Nature India Life Love Peace Ruskin Bond War
Author : Ruskin Bond
Source : Scenes from a Writer's Life

73. “When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?”

Tags : Beauty Ceremony Infinity Ritual Tea
Source : The Elegance of the Hedgehog

74. “And I wake up happy, baby, because I possess beauty and I own that beauty in all the forms it can take and the least important of those are physical.”

Tags : Alpha Beauty Knight Love Possessive Romance
Source : Knight

75. “Every bride is beautiful. It’s like newborn babies or puppies. They can’t help it.”

Tags : Babies Beauty Bride Brides Cute Newborns Pretty Puppies Puppy Romance Sweet Wedding Weddings
Author : Emme Rollins
Source : Dear Rockstar

76. “When you look at what C.S. Lewis is saying, his message is so anti-life, so cruel, so unjust. The view that the Narnia books have for the material world is one of almost undisguised contempt. At one point, the old professor says, ‘It’s all in Plato’ — meaning that the physical world we see around us is the crude, shabby, imperfect, second-rate copy of something much better. I want to emphasize the simple physical truth of things, the absolute primacy of the material life, rather than the spiritual or the afterlife.[The New York Times interview, 2000]”

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77. “It was while gliding through these latter waters that one serene and moonlight night, when all the waves rolled by like scrolls of silver; and, by their soft, suffusing seethings, made what seemed a silvery silence, not a solitude; on such a silent night a silvery jet was seen far in advance of the white bubbles at the bow. Lit up by the moon, it looked celestial; seemed some plumed and glittering god uprising from the sea. Fedallah first descried this jet. For of these moonlight nights, it was his wont to mount to the main-mast head, and stand a look-out there, with the same precision as if it had been day. And yet, though herds of whales were seen by night, not one whaleman in a hundred would venture a lowering for them. You may think with what emotions, then, the seamen beheld this old Oriental perched aloft at such unusual hours; his turban and the moon, companions in one sky. But when, after spending his uniform interval there for several successive nights without uttering a single sound; when, after all this silence, his unearthly voice was heard announcing that silvery, moon-lit jet, every reclining mariner started to his feet as if some winged spirit had lighted in the rigging, and hailed the mortal crew. “There she blows!” Had the trump of judgment blown, they could not have quivered more; yet still they felt no terror; rather pleasure. For though it was a most unwonted hour, yet so impressive was the cry, and so deliriously exciting, that almost every soul on board instinctively desired a lowering.”

Tags : Alliteration Beauty Melville Moby Dick

78. “Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexual Violence Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

79. “Sadly, the signals that allow men and women to find the partners who most please them are scrambled by the sexual insecurity initiated by beauty thinking. A woman who is self-conscious can't relax to let her sensuality come into play. If she is hungry she will be tense. If she is "done up" she will be on the alert for her reflection in his eyes. If she is ashamed of her body, its movement will be stilled. If she does not feel entitled to claim attention, she will not demand that airspace to shine in. If his field of vision has been boxed in by "beauty"--a box continually shrinking--he simply will not see her, his real love, standing right before him.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

80. “Men are visually aroused by women's bodies and less sensitive to their arousal by women's personalities because they are trained early into that response, while women are less visually aroused and more emotionally aroused because that is their training. This asymmetry in sexual education maintains men's power in the myth: They look at women's bodies, evaluate, move on; their own bodies are not looked at, evaluated, and taken or passed over. But there is no "rock called gender" responsible for that; it can change so that real mutuality--an equal gaze, equal vulnerability, equal desire--brings heterosexual men and women together.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

81. “What becomes of a man who acquires a beautiful woman, with her "beauty" his sole target? He sabotages himself. He has gained no friend, no ally, no mutual trust: She knows quite well why she has been chosen. He has succeeded in buying something: the esteem of other men who find such an acquisition impressive.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

82. “A consequence of female self-love is that the woman grows convinced of social worth. Her love for her body will be unqualified, which is the basis of female identification. If a woman loves her own body, she doesn't grudge what other women do with theirs; if she loves femaleness, she champions its rights. It's true what they say about women: Women are insatiable. We are greedy. Our appetites do need to be controlled if things are to stay in place. If the world were ours too, if we believed we could get away with it, we would ask for more love, more sex, more money, more commitment to children, more food, more care. These sexual, emotional, and physical demands would begin to extend to social demands: payment for care of the elderly, parental leave, childcare, etc. The force of female desire would be so great that society would truly have to reckon with what women want, in bed and in the world.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Love Sexual Violence Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

83. “The beauty myth is always actually prescribing behaviour and not appearance.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexual Violence Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

84. “Whatever is deeply, essentially female--the life in a woman's expression, the feel of her flesh, the shape of her breasts, the transformations after childbirth of her skin--is being reclassified as ugly, and ugliness as disease. These qualities are about an intensification of female power, which explains why they are being recast as a diminution of power. At least a third of a woman's life is marked with aging; about a third of her body is made of fat. Both symbols are being transformed into operable condition--so that women will only feel healthy if we are two thirds of the women we could be. How can an "ideal" be about women if it is defined as how much of a female sexual characteristic does not exist on the woman's body, and how much of a female life does not show on her face?”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

85. “Our lives are mere flashes of light in an infinitely empty universe. In 12 years of education the most important lesson I have learned is that what we see as “normal” living is truly a travesty of our potential. In a society so governed by superficiality, appearances, and petty economics, dreams are more real than anything anything in the “real world”. Refuse normalcy. Beauty is everywhere, love is endless, and joy bleeds from our everyday existence. Embrace it. I love all of you, all my friends, family, and community. I am ceaselessly grateful from the bottom of my heart for everyone. The only thing I can ask of you is to stay free of materialism. Remember that every day contains a universe of potential; exhaust it. Live and love so immensely that when death comes there is nothing left for him to take. Wealth is love, music, sports, learning, family and freedom. Above all, stay gold.”

Tags : Appearance Appearances Beauty Death Education Existence Family Freedom Joy Learning Life Love Materialism Music Normal Normalcy Potential Society Sports Superficiality Wealth

86. “Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.”

Tags : Acceptance Attitude Beauty Beginnings Confidence Difference Different Future Insecure Insecurity Integrity Letting Go Moving On Not Caring Personality Pride Proud Quality Self Acceptance Self Love Special Unique

87. “The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new.”

Tags : Beauty Bring Chanel Designer Face Fashion Gorgeous Identify Image Karl Lagerfeld Look Model Modeling Narural Nature People Photographer Quote Quotes Second Secret Unique Uniqueness Women

88. “They wore their strange beauty like war paint.”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Cold Different Strange Strength Strong Unique Vampire
Author : Holly Black
Source : The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

89. “There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.”

Tags : Be Yourself Beauty Body Image Comfortable Happiness Imperfection Inspirational Life Rare Success Women
Source : Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

90. “[I]f we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex.”

Tags : Achievement Beauty Clichés Distinction Empowerment Gender Gentleness Greatness History Intelligence Self Determination Stereotypes Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

91. “Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.”

Tags : Beauty Conditioning Feminism Inequality Misogyny Stereotypes Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

92. “Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”

Tags : Beauty Sensitive Soul Tears

93. “To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”

Tags : Beauty Creative Creativity Dance Life Music
Author : Osho

94. “To create art with all the passion in one's soul is to live art with all the beauty in one's heart.”

Tags : Art Artists Beauty Creativity National Poetry Month Poem In Your Pocket Day Spirituality Writers
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

95. “Tous mes anciens amours vont me revenir.'- All my old loves will be returned to me”

Tags : Age Beauty Cinderella Fairy Tale French Godmother Hope Love
Source : Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story

96. “Killing an animal to make a coat is sin. It wasn't meant to be, and we have no right to do it. A woman gains status when she refuses to see anything killed to be put on her back. Then she's truly beautiful.”

Tags : Animal Beautiful Beauty Fur Fur Coat Killing
Author : Doris Day

97. “The truth about an animal is far more exciting and altogether more beautiful than all the myths woven about it. ”

Tags : Animal Beauty Myth Truth
Author : Konrad Lorenz
Source : Lads Before the Wind: Diary of a Dolphin Trainer

98. “"Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.”

Tags : Beauty Nature Prettiness Snow Winter Winter Night
Author : Mary Oliver

99. “I was free with every road as my home. No limitations and no commitments. But then summer passed and winter came and I fell short for safety. I fell for its spell, slowly humming me to sleep, because I was tired and small, too weak to take or handle those opinions and views, attacking me from every angle. Against my art, against my self, against my very way of living. I collected my thoughts, my few possessions and built isolated walls around my values and character. I protected my own definition of beauty and success like a treasure at the bottom of the sea, for no one saw what I saw, or felt the same as I did, and so I wanted to keep to myself. You hide to protect yourself.”

Tags : Art Band Beauty Critics Learning Limitations London Musician Possession Scared Sea Singer Small Solitary Spell Summer Thoughts Treasure Value Views Walls Winter
Source : Another Vagabond Lost To Love: Berlin Stories on Leaving & Arriving

100. “The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.”

Tags : Beauty Ideas Kindness Truth

101. “History dressed up in the glow of love’s kiss turned grief into beauty.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : The River of Winged Dreams

102. “You never know who you're inspiring or uninspiring. People notice more than you think.”

Tags : Courage Dreams Expression Faith Friendship Future Honesty Hope Hopeful Inspiration Inspire Joy Kindness Life Literature Living Love Nature Peace Reading Trusting Truth Wonderful Writing

103. “A woman's body is a sacred temple. A work of art, and a life-giving vessel. And once she becomes a mother, her body serves as a medicine cabinet for her infant. From her milk she can nourish and heal her own child from a variety of ailments. And though women come in a wide assortment as vast as the many different types of flowers and birds, she is to reflect divinity in her essence, care and wisdom. God created a woman's heart to be a river of love, not to become a killing machine.”

Tags : Baby Birds Disease Divine Female Female Body Female Form Flowers Health Heart Holy Life Giver Mary Milk Mother Mother Earth Nourishment River River Of Love Sickness Spiritual Temple War Woman Womanhood Women
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

104. “She lacks the core of sureness, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on reflections of herself in others' eyes. She does not dare to be herself.”

Tags : Admiration Beauty Personality
Author : Anaïs Nin
Source : Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love"--The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin

105. “Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are.”

Tags : Acceptance Beauty Inspirational True Beauty
Source : Seriously... I'm Kidding

106. “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”

Tags : Caring Closeness Companionship Connectedness Connection Disconnection Fellowship Friendship Quotes Hug Isolation Kindness Kindred Spirits Love At First Sight Love Quotes Loving Mutuality Relationship Relationship Quotes Relationships Romance Self Belief Self Esteem Self Worth
Source : The Secret of Staying in Love

107. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”

Tags : Beauty Happiness Joy
Author : John Keats
Source : Endymion: A Poetic Romance

108. “Inner beauty doesn't try to be seen, it's obvious to all that choose to look”

Tags : Beauty Counselling Counsellor Nature

109. “Sometimes there is such beauty in awkwardness.”

Tags : Beauty
Author : Ruta Sepetys
Source : Between Shades of Gray

110. “Beauty is the purest feeling of the soul. Beauty arises when soul is satisfied.”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Beauty In Nature Feeling Happiness Purity Purpose Of Life Satisfaction Soul Soul Mate Soulmates
Author : Amit Ray
Source : Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

111. “I just think of things as beautiful or not. Can't you understand? I don't think of good or bad. Just of beautiful or ugly. I think a lot of nice things are ugly and a lot of nasty things are beautiful.”

Tags : Bad Beauty Good Ugliness
Author : John Fowles
Source : The Collector

112. “It slowly began to dawn on me that I had been staring at her for an impossible amount of time. Lost in my thoughts, lost in the sight of her. But her face didn't look offended or amused. It almost looked as if she were studying the lines of my face, almost as if she were waiting. I wanted to take her hand. I wanted to brush her cheek with my fingertips. I wanted to tell her that she was the first beautiful thing that I had seen in three years. The sight of her yawning to the back of her hand was enough to drive the breath from me. How I sometimes lost the sense of her words in the sweet fluting of her voice. I wanted to say that if she were with me then somehow nothing could ever be wrong for me again. In that breathless second I almost asked her. I felt the question boiling up from my chest. I remember drawing a breath then hesitating--what could I say? Come away with me? Stay with me? Come to the University? No. Sudden certainty tightened in my chest like a cold fist. What could I ask her? What could I offer? Nothing. Anything I said would sound foolish, a child's fantasy. I closed my mouth and looked across the water. Inches away, Denna did the same. I could feel the heat of her. She smelled like road dust, and honey, and the smell the air holds seconds before a heavy summer rain. Neither of us spoke. I closed my eyes. The closeness of her was the sweetest, sharpest thing I had ever known.”

Tags : Beauty Depth Description Love Interest Romance Sadness
Source : The Name of the Wind

113. “If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.”

Tags : Beauty Creation Creator Life Poetry
Source : Letters to a Young Poet

114. “Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be LIVED. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically LIVED.”

Tags : Beauty Boldness Calling Destiny Faith Imperfection Lessons Life Life Lessons Living Life To The Fullest Magic Making Mistakes Perfection Positive Thinking Purpose Seizing The Day Trusting Your Journey Uncertainty Walking Your Purpose Wildness
Author : Mandy Hale
Source : The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

115. “I suspect he's sweet on Sophie and doesn't like to see her work too hard.'Tessa was glad to hear it. She'd felt awful about her reaction to Sophie's scar, and the thought that Sophie had a male admirer - and a handsome one like that- eased her conscience slightly. 'Perhaps he's in love with Agatha', she said.'I hope not. I intend to marry Agatha myself. She may be a thousand years old, but she makes an incomparable jam tart. Beauty fades, but cooking is eternal.”

Tags : Beauty Clockwork Angel Glib Humorous Infenal Devices Jam Tessa Gray Will Herondale
Source : Clockwork Angel

116. “DESDEMONACome, how wouldst thou praise me? IAGO I am about it; but indeed my invention Comes from my pate as birdlime does from frieze; It plucks out brains and all: but my Muse labours, And thus she is deliver'd. If she be fair and wise, fairness and wit, The one's for use, the other useth it. DESDEMONA Well praised! How if she be black and witty? IAGO If she be black, and thereto have a wit, She'll find a white that shall her blackness fit. DESDEMONA Worse and worse. EMILIA How if fair and foolish? IAGO She never yet was foolish that was fair; For even her folly help'd her to an heir. DESDEMONA These are old fond paradoxes to make fools laugh i' the alehouse. What miserable praise hast thou for her that's foul and foolish? IAGO There's none so foul and foolish thereunto, But does foul pranks which fair and wise ones do.”

Tags : Beauty Jokes Misogyny Rhymes Riddles
Source : Othello

117. “Your image is your brand and you have only one opportunity to make that first impression. Choose to make a positive first impression.”

Tags : Branding Branding Quotes Cindy Ann Peterson Cindy Peterson Confidence Building Fashion Quotes Fashion Sense Future Good Health Good Reads Health Influence Quotes Influence The World Inspiration Inspirational Quotes International Authors Knowledge Life Mind Body Spirit Money Personal Growth Poise Positive Thoughts Positivity Posture Power Professionalism Quotes Respect Respecting Yourself Self Help Writers Youthful
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

118. “Project a confident image through good body posture.”

Tags : Action Balance Book Cindy Peterson Confidence Building Goals Good Health Happiness To Live By Inspiration Inspirational Quotes Intelligence International Authors Life Mind Body Spirit Organized Reliable Respecting Yourself Self Help Self Love Strength Writer
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

119. “Stand tall and be proud. Realize confidence is charismatic and something that is something money can't buy, it radiates from within you.”

Tags : Beauty Charisma Charismatic Education Good Posture Happiness To Live By Hope Human Inspirational Quotes Life My Style My Way Non Verbal Communication Organized Positive Thinking Positivity Posture Professional Growth Reading Self Actualization Success Quotes Wisdom Yourself
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

120. “Life is full of challenges, seen and unseen, so to look and feel great, you must hold your head up each day and project your inner confidence.”

Tags : Action Awareness Beauty Body Language Quotes Book Encouragement Focus Good Posture Happiness To Live By Health Benefits Hope Inspirational Intelligence New York City Non Verbal Communication Poise Positive Thoughts Posture Is Paramount Power Of Words Professional Reading Self Motivation Success Quotes Washington Dc
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

121. “The paintings of Francis Bacon to my eye are very beautiful. The paintings of Bosch or Goya are to my eye very beautiful. I've also stood in front of those same paintings with people who've said, 'let's get on to the Botticellis as soon as possible.' I have lingered, of course.”

Tags : Art Bacon Beauty Bosch Francis Bacon Goya Paintings Taste
Author : Clive Barker

122. “Scars are but evidence of life," Coquette said. "Evidence of choices to be learned from...evidence of wounds...wounds inflicted of mistakes...wounds we choose to allow the healing of. We likewise choose to see them, that we may not make the same mistakes again.”

Tags : Beast Beauty Healing Mistakes Romance Scars Wounds
Source : The Whispered Kiss

123. “Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction.”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Chemistry Out Of Control Love Compatibility Control Differences Differentiation Disagreement Fatal Attraction Friendship Illogical Love Necessity Out Of Control Out Of Control Love Paradox Relationship Rival Romance Romantic Sense Senseless Together Unity
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

124. “Smoke rose straight up from the chimney, as if the house raised its hand. As if the house knew the answer.”

Tags : Alaska Anthropomorphism Beauty Chimney Fear Lovely Writing Smoke
Source : All the Winters After

125. “We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer.”

Tags : Art Beauty Finding Layman Modeling Perspective Philosopher Philosophy Photographer Photography Photos Searching Searching And Finding Teachings Vision
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

126. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”

Tags : Beauty Clouds Grass Idleness Inspirational Nature Rest Science Sky Summer Time Trees Water
Author : John Lubbock
Source : The Use Of Life

127. “A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm,waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm likeworship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, theirsongs never cease. -John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914)”

Tags : Beauty Being Connectedness Environment Existence Exuberance Joy Nature Song
Author : John Muir

128. “It’s not that we have to quit this life one day, but it’s how many things we have to quit all at once: music, laughter,the physics of falling leaves, automobiles, holding hands,the scent of rain, the concept of subway trains... if only one could leave this life slowly!”

Tags : Automobiles Beauty Carpe Diem Dying Holding Hands Laughter Leaves Life Loss Music Rain Regret Sorrow Subway Trains
Author : Roman Payne
Source : Rooftop Soliloquy

129. “I sat on a somewhat higher sand dune and watched the eastern sky. Dawn in Mongolia was an amazing thing. In one instant, the horizon became a faint line suspended in the darkness, and then the line was drawn upward, higher and higher. It was as if a giant hand had stretched down from the sky and slowly lifted the curtain of night from the face of the earth. It was a magnificent sight, far greater in scale, [...] than anything that I, with my limited human faculties, could comprehend. As I sat and watched, the feeling overtook me that my very life was slowly dwindling into nothingness. There was no trace here of anything as insignificant as human undertakings. This same event had been occurring hundreds of millions - hundreds of billions - of times, from an age long before there had been anything resembling life on earth.”

Tags : Beauty Dawn Earth Landscape Nature Universe Vast View World
Source : The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

130. “Beauty is dad kissing mom's hand when it cramps.Beauty is seeing a Persian woman dance.Ugly is not the absence of beauty.Uglyis the inability to identify it.The inability to be surprised by it.It is the persistent reluctance to be made a child by it.Beauty is simplythe manifestation oflove.”

Tags : Absence Beauty Child Consciousness Dad Dance Hand Harmony Kamand Kissing Kojouri Manifestation Oneness Persistent Philosophical Psychology Quote Reluctance Surprise Truth Unity Woman World

131. “Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”

Tags : Beauty Black Colors Fashion Harmony White
Author : Coco Chanel
Source : Chanel

132. “I would wear pink because I knew my future was anything but rosy. I would accessorize myself to the hilt, and I would wear flirty shoes because my world needed more beauty to counter all the ugliness in it. I would wear pink because I hated gray, I didn’t deserve white, and I was sick of black.”

Tags : Beauty Black Grey Pink White
Source : Bloodfever

133. “You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.”

Tags : Art Artwork Beautiful Beautiful In Your Own Skin Beauty Being Copies Copy Copying Others Different Follower Imitate Life Life Saying Love Yourself Nonconformity Original Originals Originate Own Skin Rebel Respect Yourself Sayings Sell True Unique
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

134. “The beauty of the unexpected lies within the surprise of the momentum,not only at its tipping point, but also within all the moments waiting.”

Tags : Beauty Moments Momentum Surprise Time Tipping Point Unexpected Waiting

135. “How easily such a thing can become a mania, how the most normal and sensible of women once this passion to be thin is upon them, can lose completely their sense of balance and proportion and spend years dealing with this madness.”

Tags : 50 Bed Bronte Chatterley Cloud Descent Disappointment Drama Elated Family Fiction Growth Hardship Heaven Hell Honesty Jane Loveless Married Mother Packing Passage Philosophy Prejudice Purgatory Regret Remorse Sad Soul Trapped Trust Unbearable White Collar Women
Author : Kathryn Hurn
Source : HELL HEAVEN & IN-BETWEEN: One Woman's Journey to Finding Love

136. “I sold my elegant blackness to all those childhood ghosts and now they pay me for it.”

Tags : Beauty Blackness Race And Racism In America
Author : Toni Morrison
Source : God Help the Child

137. “I can sense your love,why leave me in darkness?Beguile me for your amusement,stealing my soul without kisses. You are the sun and I, the moon. Your beauty is reflected in my eyes.When we are apart, I am extinguishedin the blackness of these skies.”

Tags : Affection Affectionate Beloved Darkness Desire Eyes Husband Kamand Kiss Kisses Kissing Kojouri Love Quote Marriage Mate Me And You Partner Skies Spouse Steal Stealing Union Wedding

138. “Her black is beautiful, his society is ugly.”

Tags : Beauty Black Is Beautiful Society
Author : Habeeb Akande

139. “What a face this girl possessed!—could I not gaze at it every day I would need to recreate it through painting, sculpture, or fatherhood until a second such face is born.”

Tags : Beauty Beauty In Literature Face Faces Fatherhood Feminine Gaze Gazing Girl Girls Literary Quotes Literature Quote Literature Quotes Model Muse Novels Paint Painting Prose Roma Roman Payne Sculpture The Wanderess Wanderess
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

140. “A girl without braidsis like a city without bridges.”

Tags : Beauty Braids Bridges Cheveux Cities City Fashion Fashion Quotes Fashion Women Femininity Hair Style Hair Styles Literary Quotes Looks Mode Models Nattes Novel Quotes Quotes From Books Roman Payne The Wanderess Wanderess Womanhood Women
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

141. “Oh, he did look like a deity – the perfect balance of danger and charm, he was at the same time fascinating and inaccessible, distant because of his demonstrated flawlessness, and possessing such strength of character that he was dismaying and at the same time utterly attractive in an enticing and forbidden way.”

Tags : Beautiful Bewitched Character Description Demonstrate Distant Flawlessness Goth Gothic Hero Inaccessible Look Love Mythology Possessive Romance Romantic Tempting Young Adult Young Adult Gothic Romance
Author : Simona Panova
Source : Nightmarish Sacrifice

142. “Tell me again about the girl whose handshave no color. Whose hands are completelywhite. This time make them damned, oruntouched, or have her open a red umbrellaor point at some maple leaves and damnednear cry. Those hands. As freakish goes,I wish I had a tail. Maybe then you’d knowhow much I like you. It shakes me through,damn through. It shakes me. When she carriesa peacock feather. When she touches her neckor thighs. You’re a person. It’s not so bad.You have hands. You are a person with handsto hold things. Things you like. Tremendousthings. Tell me what you will hold today. Iknow there is room for everything. There is noneed to be ceremonious. Tell what gets let go.”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Everybody Has Hands Almost Girl Grasp Hands Hold Love Lust Red White

143. “There is nothing more beautiful than a vulnerable heart in open hands.”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Hands Life Love Love Quotes And Sayings Open Hands Relationships Romance Romantic Vulnerable Word Junkies
Author : Amanda Mosher
Source : Better to be able to love than to be loveable

144. “Viktor was swinging a leather duffle and wearing a black Adidas tracksuit and his favorite brown UGG slippers with a hole in the toe."Worn and old, just like Viv," he'd say when Frankie made fun of them, and then his wife would swat him on the arm. But Frankie knew he was just joking, because Viveka was the type of woman you wished was in a magazine just so you could stare at her violet-colored eyes and shiny black hair without being called a stalker or a freak.”

Tags : Admiration Beauty Clothing Daughter Husband Joke Love Old Favorites Teasing Wife
Author : Lisi Harrison
Source : Monster High

145. “There is strength in kindness.”

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146. “Dear Men Everywhere,Please don't think that being a feminist means we hate you or don't need you. -We absolutely love you and couldn't live without you! ...We are just on a mission to be treated equally and with respect. No hard feelings. With love, Feminists of the World xoxoox P.S. Yes we do shave our legs!”

Tags : Beauty Empowering Women Equal Rights Equality Feminism Feminist Feminist Quotes Gender Love Men Men And Women Mission Miya Yamanouchi Respect Sexism Sexist Sexuality Social Activism Society
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

147. “Beauty is a form of Genius--is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation. It is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in the dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon. It cannot be questioned. It has divine right of sovereignty. It makes princes of those who have it.”

Tags : Beauty Genius
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray

148. “In other words, Botticelli's ideal women look like women and not boys. They're soft and curvaceous. Healthy and rounded. Women of the size figured in this painting were considered beautiful for centuries, if not millennia. They were the aesthetic ideal during my lifetime and long after."He brought his mouth to her neck before whispering, "My ideal hasn't changed.”

Tags : Beauty Botticelli Plus Size Renaissance William To Raven
Source : The Raven

149. “A JEWELRY STORE NAMED INDIAIf you hold this Dazzling emeraldUp to the sky,It will shine a billion Beautiful miraclesPainted from the tearsOf the Most High.Plucked from the lush gardensOf a yellowish-green paradise,Look inside this hypnotic gemAnd a kaleidoscope of Titillating, Soul-raising Sights and colorsWill tease and seduceYour eyes and mind.Tell me, sir.Have you ever heardA peacock sing?Hold your earTo this mystical stoneAnd you will hearSacred hymns flowingTo the vibrationsOf the perfumedWind.”

Tags : Ancient Beauty Colors Emerald Garden Gems Hindustan Hymns India Indian Jewelry Kaleidoscope Miracles Most High Peacock Perfume Poem Poetry Sacred Soul Stone Storesacred Suzy Kassem Tears
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

150. “At some point, one asks, "Toward what end is my life lived?" A great freedom comes from being able to answer that question. A sleeper can be decoyed out of bed by the sheer beauty of dawn on the open seas. Part of my job, as I see it, is to allow that to happen. Sleepers like me need at some point to rise and take their turn on morning watch for the sake of the planet, but also for their own sake, for the enrichment of their lives. From the deserts of Namibia to the razor-backed Himalayas, there are wonderful creatures that have roamed the Earth much longer than we, creatures that not only are worthy of our respect but could teach us about ourselves.”

Tags : Animals Beauty Conversation Creatures Earth Enrichment Freedom Lessons Planet Respect Wild Wonder Wonderful
Source : The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds

151. “You have lost your reason and taken the wrong path. You have taken lies for truth, and hideousness for beauty. You would marvel if, owing to strange events of some sorts, frogs and lizards suddenly grew on apple and orange trees instead of fruit, or if roses began to smell like a sweating horse; so I marvel at you who exchange heaven for earth. I don't want to understand you.”

Tags : Beauty Earth Heaven Life Reason Truth Understand Wisdom
Author : Anton Chekhov

152. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”

Tags : Beauty Earth Nature Strength
Author : Rachel Carson
Source : The Sense of Wonder

153. “Wow Kelsey!" Kishan whistled. "I'm going to have to beat the other guys of with a stick!”

Tags : Beauty Humor Tigers Tigers Curse
Author : Colleen Houck
Source : Tiger's Curse

154. “We are beautiful, but we are not weak, that old Geisha told her. Men should see us like supernatural beings. Everything is so open now. Women shave their legs in front of men, they eat with their mouth full, they drink side by side with them, they get drunk, they loose the whole essence of femininity. Being a work of art is painful, but nobody said it would be easy. To create and recreate yourself every single moment of your life, that takes commitment, passion, energy and faith.”

Tags : Beauty Beauty Quotes Women Women And Men
Author : Eva Scoutt
Source : The Intern

155. “I had zero idea of what I was doing.. I honestly had no idea where to start. All I knew was I had something I craved to say.. I wanted to create art that lived on longer than I do. Perseverance and teaching yourself, every day through stress and hard work proves shit really does progress without you realizing. One minute you're an amateur, knowing nothing, not even the basics. The next you can put pen to paper, write a song, and create art in such little time! It's crazy beautiful.”

Tags : Amateur Artist Beauty British Create Creative Gay Musician Hard Work Pays Off Lgbt Lgbtq Life Musician Pen Positive Progress Quote Rapper Scott Mcgoldrick Scottish Singer Songwriter The Whisky Princess Writer Writing

156. “Move slowly and the day of your revenge will come," Tuek said. "Speed is a device of Shaitan. Cool your sorrow–we’ve the diversions for it; three things there are that ease the heart–water, green grass, and the beauty of woman.”

Tags : Beauty Device Diversions Green Grass Heart Revenge Shaitan Sorrow Speed Water Woman
Author : Frank Herbert
Source : Dune

157. “Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men's eyes when deciding what provokes it.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Harassment Images Law Magazines Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Rape Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

158. “The baby's beauty lies on its' pure-hearted.”

Tags : Baby Beauty Pure Hearted
Author : Toba Beta
Source : My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

159. “In an era where women undress their outfits & give their bodies so carelessly, become the rare wild woman that undresses her mind and soul & knows the worth of what she has to offer.”

Tags : Authentic Beautiful Beauty Confidence Empowered Women Goddess Gypsy Girl Inspirational Woman La Bella Vita Self Worth Soul Wild And Free Wild Flower Wild Woman Womanhood Women Quotes Worthiness
Author : Nikki Rowe

160. “I like life, it's wonderous and chaotic and somewhere in the middle I've created a safe place to do my thing in the world ~ I can't ask for much more & I am already so thankful when everything I got”

Tags : Artist Author Beauty Brave Heart Chaos Courage Grateful Guidance La Bella Vita Mindful Simple Life Simplicirt Thankful Wild And Free Wild Woman Wild Women Women Quotes Wonderful
Author : Nikki Rowe

161. “I always have many roads to travel, but I take the one which leads to you.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri
Source : I Love You Too

162. “I have a question for you. "If your shadow is the second most beautiful thing in the world, which is the first?".”

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Author : Amit Kalantri
Source : I Love You Too

163. “There is no cosmetic to gain a beauty like yours.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri
Source : I Love You Too

164. “I wonder if you know how special you are; I wonder if you know how precious you are; I wonder if you know how lucky I am to have you in my life; I love you so much.”

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Author : Hassan Ali

165. “The Earth must have done some noble work; that is why you were born here and not in the ocean among the fishes and not in the sky among the birds.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri
Source : I Love You Too

166. “We are all looking for beauty all around us; only those whose heart is loving and appreciative will find it.”

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167. “Music reveals the deepest beauty of the soul.”

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168. “To make life beautiful--every time you think--think about the amazing beauty of life.”

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169. “Meditation is realizing and expanding your inner beauty in every direction.”

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Author : Amit Ray

170. “Dans la clarté absolue, comme dans la parfaite obscurité, il n’y a ni laideur ni beauté.”

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Source : L'épreuve d'admission

171. “Nothing in the whole world is so athirst for beauty as the soul, nor is there anything to which beauty clings so readily. There is nothing in the world capable of such spontaneous up-lifting, of such speedy ennoblement; nothing that offers more scrupulous obedience to the pure and noble command it receives.”

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Source : The Treasure of the humble

172. “Women could probably be trained quite easily to see men first as sexual things. If girls never experienced sexual violence; if a girl's only window on male sexuality were a stream of easily available, well-lit, cheap images of boys slightly older than herself, in their late teens, smiling encouragingly and revealing cuddly erect penises the color of roses or mocha, she might well look at, masturbate to, and, as an adult, "need" beauty pornography based on the bodies of men. And if those initiating penises were represented to the girl as pneumatically erectible, swerving neither left nor right, tasting of cinnamon or forest berries, innocent of random hairs, and ever ready; if they were presented alongside their measurements, length, and circumference to the quarter inch; if they seemed to be available to her with no troublesome personality attached; if her sweet pleasure seemed to be the only reason for them to exist--then a real young man would probably approach the young woman's bed with, to say the least, a failing heart.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

173. “A man is unlikely to be brought within earshot of women as they judge men's appearance, height, muscle tone, sexual technique, penis size, personal grooming, or taste in clothes--all of which we do. The fact is that women are able to view men just as men view women, as objects for sexual and aesthetic evaluation; we too are effortlessly able to choose the male "ideal" from a lineup and if we could have male beauty as well as everything else, most of us would not say no. But so what? Given all that, women make the choice, by and large, to take men as human beings first.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

174. “What are other women really thinking, feeling, experiencing, when they slip away from the gaze and culture of men?”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

175. “What editors are obliged to appear to say that men want from women is actually what their advertisers want from women.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

176. “The surgeons' market is imaginary, since there is nothing wrong with women's faces or bodies that social change won't cure; so the surgeons depend for their income on warping female self-perception and multiplying female self-hatred.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

177. “The maturing of a woman who has continued to grow is a beautiful thing to behold.Or, if your ad revenue or your seven-figure salary or your privileged sexual status depend on it, it is an operable condition.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

178. “The surgeons are playing on the myth's double standard for the function of the body. A man's thigh is for walking, but a woman's is for walking and looking "beautiful." If women can walk but believe our limbs look wrong, we feel that our bodies cannot do what they are meant to do; we feel as genuinely deformed and disabled as the unwilling Victorian hypochondriac felt ill.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

179. “She may resent Playboy because she resents feeling ugly in sex--or, if "beautiful," her body defined and diminished by pornography. It inhibits in her something she needs to live, and gives her the ultimate anaphrodisiac: the self-critical sexual gaze. Alice Walker's essay "Coming Apart" investigates the damage done: Comparing herself to her lover's pornography, her heroine "foolishly" decides that she is not beautiful.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

180. “Self-denial can lock women into a smug and critical condescension to other, less devout women.According to Appel, cult members develop..."an attitude of moral superiority, a contempt for secular laws, rigidity of thought, and the diminution of regard for the individual." A premium is placed on conformity to the cult group; deviation is penalized. "Beauty" is derivative; conforming to the Iron Maiden [an intrinsically unattainable standard of beauty that is then used to punish women physically and psychologically for failure to achieve and conform to it] is "beautiful." The aim of beauty thinking, about weight or age, is rigid female thought. Cult members are urged to sever all ties with the past: "I destroyed all my fat photographs!"; "It's a new me!”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

181. “Beauty" and sexuality are both commonly misunderstood as some transcendent inevitable fact; falsely interlocking the two makes it seem doubly true that a woman must be "beautiful" to be sexual. That of course is not true at all. The definitions of both "beautiful" and "sexual" constantly change to serve the social order, and the connection between the two is a recent invention.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

182. “Where woman do not fit the Iron Maiden [societal expectations/assumptions about women's bodies], we are now being called monstrous, and the Iron Maiden is exactly that which no woman fits, or fits forever. A woman is being asked to feel like a monster now though she is whole and fully physically functional. The surgeons are playing on the myth's double standard for the function of the body. A man's thigh is for walking, but a woman's is for walking and looking "beautiful." If women can walk but believe our limbs look wrong, we feel that our bodies cannot do what they are meant to do; we feel as genuinely deformed and disabled as the unwilling Victorian hypochondriac felt ill.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

183. “Sexual satisfaction eases the stranglehold of materialism, since status symbols no longer look sexual, but irrelevant. Product lust weakens where emotional and sexual lust intensifies. The price we pay for artificially buoying up this market is our heart's desire. The beauty myth keeps a gap of fantasy between men and women. That gap is made with mirrors; no law of nature supports it. It keeps us spending vast sums of money and looking distractedly around us, but its smoke and reflection interfere with our freedom to be sexually ourselves.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

184. “In a sexual double standard as to who receives consumer protection, it seems that if what you do is done to women in the name of beauty, you may do what you like. It is illegal to claim that something grows hair, or makes you taller, or restores virility, if it does not. It is difficult to imagine that the baldness remedy Minoxidil would be on the market if it had killed nine French and at least eleven American men. In contrast, the long-term effects of Retin-A are still unknown--Dr. Stuart Yusps of the National Cancer Institute refers to its prescription as "a human experiment"--and the Food and Drug Administration has not approved it yet dermatologists are prescribing it to women at a revenue of over $150 million a year.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

185. “Spokespeople sell women the Iron Maiden and name her "Health": if public discourse were really concerned with women's health, it would turn angrily upon this aspect of the beauty myth.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

186. “REMEMBER THE LOTUS FLOWERGreat people will always be mocked by thoseWho feel smaller than them.A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena.A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey.A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful songAt the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker.Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower.Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud,It does not allow the dirt that surrounds itTo affect its growth or beauty.Be that lotus flower always.Do not allow any negativity or uglinessIn your surroundingsDestroy your confidence,Affect your growth,Or make you question your self-worth.It is very normal for one ugly weedto not want to stand alone.Remember this always.If you were ugly,Or just as small as they feel they are,Then they would not feel so bitter and enviousEach and every time they are forcedTo glance up at magnificentlyDivine YOU.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

187. “Again, no disrespect intended, but she looked to me like a divorce that hadn't found a courtroom yet.”

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Source : The Never-Open Desert Diner

188. “Women are women: the most beautiful creatures, I love and respect. But hoes and tricks, gets slapped with dicks and that's with no regret.”

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Author : 2Shaddy

189. “The Victorian woman became her ovaries, as today's woman has become her "beauty.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

190. “Their [girls] sexual energy, their evaluation of adolescent boys and other girls goes thwarted, deflected back upon the girls, unspoken, and their searching hungry gazed returned to their own bodies. The questions, Whom do I desire? Why? What will I do about it? are turned around: Would I desire myself? Why?...Why not? What can I do about it?The books and films they see survey from the young boy's point of view his first touch of a girl's thighs, his first glimpse of her breasts. The girls sit listening, absorbing, their familiar breasts estranged as if they were not part of their bodies, their thighs crossed self-consciously, learning how to leave their bodies and watch them from the outside. Since their bodies are seen from the point of view of strangeness and desire, it is no wonder that what should be familiar, felt to be whole, become estranged and divided into parts. What little girls learn is not the desire for the other, but the desire to be desired. Girls learn to watch their sex along with the boys; that takes up the space that should be devoted to finding out about what they are wanting, and reading and writing about it, seeking it and getting it. Sex is held hostage by beauty and its ransom terms are engraved in girls' minds early and deeply with instruments more beautiful that those which advertisers or pornographers know how to use: literature, poetry, painting, and film.This outside-in perspective on their own sexuality leads to the confusion that is at the heart of the myth. Women come to confuse sexual looking with being looked at sexually ("Clairol...it's the look you want"); many confuse sexually feeling with being sexually felt ("Gillete razors...the way a woman wants to feel"); many confuse desiring with being desirable. "My first sexual memory," a woman tells me, "was when I first shaved my legs, and when I ran my hand down the smooth skin I felt how it would feel to someone else's hand." Women say that when they lost weight they "feel sexier" but the nerve endings in the clitoris and nipples don't multiply with weight loss. Women tell me they're jealous of the men who get so much pleasure out of the female body that they imagine being inside the male body that is inside their own so that they can vicariously experience desire. Could it be then that women's famous slowness of arousal to men's, complex fantasy life, the lack of pleasure many experience in intercourse, is related to this cultural negation of sexual imagery that affirms the female point of view, the culture prohibition against seeing men's bodies as instruments of pleasure? Could it be related to the taboo against representing intercourse as an opportunity for a straight woman actively to pursue, grasp, savor, and consume the male body for her satisfaction, as much as she is pursued, grasped, savored, and consumed for his?”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

191. “We do not have to spend money and go hungry and struggle and study to become sensual; we always were. We need not believe we must somehow earn good erotic care; we always deserved it. Femaleness and its sexuality are beautiful. Women have long secretly suspected as much. In that sexuality, women are physically beautiful already; superb; breathtaking.Many, many men see this way too. A man who wants to define himself as a real lover of women admires what shows of her past on a woman's face, before she ever saw him, and the adventures and stresses that her body has undergone, the scars of trauma, the changes of childbirth, her distinguishing characteristics, the light is her expression. The number of men who already see in this way is far greater than the arbiters of mass culture would lead us to believe, since the story they need to tell ends with the opposite moral.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

192. “Why should her lover, just because he is male, be in a position to judge her against other women? Why must she need to know her position and hate needing to, and hate knowing? Why should his reply have such exaggerated power? And it does. He does not know that what he says will affect the way she feels when they next make love. She is angry for a number of good reasons that may have nothing to do with this particular man's intentions. The exchange reminds her that, in spite of a whole fabric of carefully woven equalities, they are not equal in this way that is so crucial that its snagged thread unravels the rest.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

193. “Is the beauty myth good to men? It hurts them by teaching them how to avoid loving women. It prevents men from actually seeing women. It does not, contrary to its own professed ideology, stimulate and gratify sexual longing. In suggesting a vision in place of a woman, it has a numbing effect, reducing all senses but the visual, and impairing even that.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf

194. “Cosmetic surgery processes the bodies of woman-made women, who make up the vast majority of its patient pool, into man-made women.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

195. “Men who read it [beauty pornography] don't do so because they want women who look like that. The attraction of what they are holding is that it is not a woman, but a two-dimensional woman-shaped blank. The appeal of the material is not the fantasy that the model will come to life; it is precisely that she will not, ever. Her coming to life would ruin the vision. It is not about life.Ideal beauty is ideal because it does not exist; The action lies in the gap between desire and gratification. Women are not perfect beauties without distance. That space, in a consumer culture, is a lucrative one. The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage, its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

196. “Our society does reward beauty on the outside over health on the inside. Women must not be blamed for choosing short-term beauty "fixes" that harm our long-term health, since our life spans are inverted under the beauty myth, and there is no great social or economic incentive for women to live a long time. A thin young woman with precancerous lungs [who smokes to stay thin] is more highly rewarded socially that a hearty old crone. Spokespeople sell women the Iron Maiden [an intrinsically unattainable standard of beauty used to punish women for their failure to achieve and conform to it]and name her "Health": if public discourse were really concerned with women's health, it would turn angrily upon this aspect of the beauty myth.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

197. “The beauty myth sets it up this way: A high rating as an art object is the most valuable tribute a woman can exact from her lover. If he appreciates her face and body because it is hers, that is next to worthless. It is very neat: The myth contrives to make women offend men by scrutinizing honest appreciation when they give it; it can make men offend women merely by giving them honest appreciation. It can manage to contaminate the sentence "You're beautiful," which is next to "I love you" in expressing a bond of regard between a woman and a man. A man cannot tell a woman that he loves to look at her without risking making her unhappy. If he never tells her, she is destined to be unhappy. And the "luckiest" woman of all, told she is loved because she's "beautiful," is often tormented because she lacks the security of being desired because she looks like who she lovably is.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

198. “Health makes good propaganda.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

199. “When [beauty pornography is] aimed at men, its effect is to keep them from finding peace in sexual love. The fleeting chimera of the airbrushed centerfold, always receding before him, keeps the man destabilized in pursuit, unable to focus on the beauty of the woman--known, marked, lined, familiar—-who hands him the paper every morning.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

200. “Young women today feel vulnerable to judgment; if a harsh sentence is passed (or even suspected or projected), it is not her reputation that suffers so much as the stability of her moral universe. They did not have long to explore the sexual revolution and make it their own. Before the old chains had grown cold, while young women were still rubbing the circulation back into their ankles and taking tentative steps forward, the beauty industries levied a heavy toll on further investigations, and beauty pornography offered them designer bondage.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth