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Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all. ...
by Luis Barragan

Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all.
- Luis Barragan

I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening;
to me they are one.
- Luis Barragan

A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious
with a feeling of serenity and joy.
- Luis Barragan

Life deprived of beauty is not worthy of being called human.
- Luis Barragan

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I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic,
serenity, sorcery and mystery.
- Luis Barragan

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously
creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when
this environment produces well being.
- Luis Barragan

It is essential to an architect to know how to see:
I mean to see in such a way that the vision is not
overpowered by rational analysis.
- Luis Barragan


 

My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture,
not a cold piece of convenience.
- Luis Barragan

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Even from the darkest night songs of beauty can be born.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Beauty is whatever gives joy.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

To love beauty is to see light.
- Victor Hugo

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

See beauty in the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
- Anonymous

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
- Fay Weldon

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
- Aristotle

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty saves.
Beauty heals.
Beauty motivates.
Beauty unites.
Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving,
of healing, of overcoming dualism.
- Matthew Fox

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Beauty is the promise of happiness.
- Edmund Burke

For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Some guys say beauty is only skin deep.
But when you walk into a party, you don't see somebody's brain.
The initial contact has to be the sniffing.
- James Caan

Go ahead. Weep for the rare,
the never seen this way again,
the excruciating, ineffable,
unmitigated beauty of love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
- Dante Alighieri

Beauty is less important than quality.
- Eugene Ormandy

Beauty doesn't need ornaments.
Softness can't bear the weight of ornaments.
- Munshi Premchand

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish,
the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.
- Bernard Berenson

There is beauty and serenity in the eye of the storm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
- Edward F. Halifax

It is amazing how complete is the delusion
that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I gave my beauty and my youth to men.
I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
- Brigitte Bardot

Because beauty isn't enough, there must be something more.
- Eva Herzigova

Flowers are Nature's messengers -
reminders of an unspeakable beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.
- Chanakya

There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere,
if you look for it.
- H. R. Giger

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
- Anouk Aimee

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
- Ambrose Bierce

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is
glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.
- Anne Roiphe

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
- John Ray

Beauty is a fragile gift.
- Ovid

How goodness heightens beauty!
- Milan Kundera

When I admire the wonders of a sunset
or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Beauty is our weapon against nature;
by it we make objects,
giving them limit, symmetry, proportion.
Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
- Camille Paglia

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
- Maria Mitchell

Love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
- Charles Baudelaire

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
- Francis Bacon

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the
most monstrous and foolish,
the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
- Charles Baudelaire

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers
to the vibrations of beauty.
- Christopher Morley

We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one
of Nature's greatest healers.
- Ellsworth Huntington

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.
- Conrad Hall

Beauty awakens the soul to act.
- Dante Alighieri


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