— Marc Jacobs American fashion designer 1963
— Amy Bloom Fiction writer, screenwriter, social worker, psychotherapist 1953
Free to Be Me: Becoming the Young Woman God Created You to Be
„There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect: the law keeps balance through the juxtaposition of beauty, which gains perfection through nurtured imperfection.“
— Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959
From the poems written in English
„A true critic ought to dwell rather upon excellencies than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.“
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
No. 291 (2 February 1712).
The Spectator (1711–1714)
„Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance.“
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
„I know why familles were created, with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.“
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
„Perfection and imperfection are names which do not differ much from the names beauty and ugliness.“
— Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632 - 1677
Letter to Hugo Boxel (Oct. 1674) The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza (1891) Tr. R. H. M. Elwes, Vol. 2, Letter 58 (54).
Kontext: Beauty, my dear Sir, is not so much a quality of the object beheld, as an effect in him who beholds it. If our sight were longer or shorter, or if our constitution were different, what now appears beautiful to us would seem misshapen, and what we now think misshapen we should regard as beautiful. The most beautiful hand seen through the microscope will appear horrible. Some things are beautiful at a distance, but ugly near; thus things regarded in themselves, and in relation to God, are neither ugly nor beautiful. Therefore, he who says that God has created the world, so that it might be beautiful, is bound to adopt one of the two alternatives, either that God created the world for the sake of men's pleasure and eyesight, or else that He created men's pleasure and eyesight for the sake of the world. Now, whether we adopt the former or the latter of these views, how God could have furthered His object by the creation of ghosts, I cannot see. Perfection and imperfection are names which do not differ much from the names beauty and ugliness.<!--p. 382
„In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.“
— Harriet Beecher Stowe Abolitionist, author 1811 - 1896
— Louisa May Alcott American novelist 1832 - 1888
Varianta: The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.
„It seems then that it is not the excellence of any two things (or more) in themselves, but those two things as viewed by the light of each other, that makes beauty.“
— Gerard Manley Hopkins English poet 1844 - 1889
"On the Origin of Beauty: A Platonic Dialogue"
„I've not much interest in the important things of life. Only in the beautiful things. Just this lilac here makes me happy.“
— Erich Maria Remarque, kniha Tři kamarádi
Zdroj: Three Comrades
„It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, for our consideration and application of these things, and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.“
— Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916
Letter to H.G. Wells (10 July 1915).
„But aren't many gardens beautiful because they are imperfect?… aren't the strange, new flowers that arise by mistake or misadventure as pleasing as the well-tended and planned?“
— Libba Bray, kniha The Sweet Far Thing
Zdroj: The Sweet Far Thing