Virginia Woolf and Other Legends Explain Us Their Idea of Beauty

Does a thing of beauty really last forever?

The world clearly tells us that nothing is more sublime, more researched, more important than Beauty. It’s not something new, after all; contemporary society may also have built a glorious empire on beauty, but its glorification started at the dawn of humanity.

From Michelangelo to fashion industry, the research of beauty remains constant with the passing of time.

We have selected for you 10 quotes about Beauty pronounced by some of the greatest female personalities of the XX Century, from Virginia Woolf to Marilyn Monroe.

Let yourself be inspired!

 

“Beauty had this penalty: it came too readily, came too completely.”

  • Virginia Woolf

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“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”

  • Coco Chanel

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

  • Dorothy Parker

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

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

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“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.”

  • Marilyn Monroe

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“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility. ”

  • Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder

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“Have all beautiful things sad destinies?”

  • Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea

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“A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.”

  • Jacqueline Bisset

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“I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic, and a progressive religious experience.”

  • Shelley Winters

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“The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.”

  • Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

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