— Camille Pissarro French painter 1830 - 1903
— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
„Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place, some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.“
— Banksy, Wall and Piece
— Rachel Carson American marine biologist and conservationist 1907 - 1964
„It’s quite possible that my work represents a search for beauty in the most prosaic and ordinary places. One doesn’t have to be in some faraway dreamland in order to find beauty.“
— Saul Leiter American photographer 1923 - 2013
Context: I never thought of the urban environment as isolating. I leave these speculations to others. It’s quite possible that my work represents a search for beauty in the most prosaic and ordinary places. One doesn’t have to be in some faraway dreamland in order to find beauty. I realize that the search for beauty is not highly popular these days. Agony, misery and wretchedness, now these are worth perusing.
„The place of true healing is a fierce place. It's a giant place. it's a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light.“
— Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
„Hollywood is a place where some people lie on the beach and look up at the stars, whereas other people lie on the stars and look down at the beach.“
— Noel Coward English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer 1899 - 1973
Interview with Walter Harris in 1960 reported in The Times (26 May 2009).
— Subhash Kak Indian computer scientist 1947
Interview The Hindu, 2014
— Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 př. n. l.
Context: Oh dear Pan and all the other Gods of this place, grant that I may be beautiful inside. Let all my external possessions be in friendly harmony with what is within. May I consider the wise man rich. As for gold, let me have as much as a moderate man could bear and carry with him. 279 – a prayer of Socrates, as portrayed in the dialogue.
— Lionel Johnson English poet 1867 - 1902
Context: p>Ill times may be; she hath no thought of time: She reigns beside the waters yet in pride. Rude voices cry: but in her ears the chime Of full, sad bells brings back her old springtide. Like to a queen in pride of place, she wears The splendour of a crown in Radcliffe's dome. Well fare she, well! As perfect beauty fares; And those high places, that are beauty's home.</p "Oxford"
„We and it and all together flashing through the starry spaces
In a tempest dream of beauty lighting up the place of places.“
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
Context: We and it and all together flashing through the starry spaces In a tempest dream of beauty lighting up the place of places. Half our eyes behold the glory: half within the spirit's glow Echoes of the noiseless revels and the will of beauty go. By a hand of fire uplifted—to her star-strewn palace brought, To the mystic heart of beauty and the secret of her thought:
— William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850