Ugliness Quotes

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is ugliness


The only ugliness is that of the heart, seen through the face. And though beauty be obvious, the only loveliness is invisible.

Herman Melville

It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.

Thornton Wilder

The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.

Massimo Vignelli

America is supposed to be given over to ugliness. There are a good many ugly things there and the ugliest are the most pretentious.

Goldwin Smith

Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands.

Cathy Better

The secret of ugliness consists of not irregularity, but in being uninteresting

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ugliness is better than beauty. It lasts longer and in the end, gravity will get us all.

Johnny Depp

Beauty is lyrical. Ugliness is elegiac.

Mason Cooley

Secrets are generally terrible. Beauty is not hidden--only ugliness and deformity.

L.M. Montgomery

He was ugly, himself. Weird-ugly. But ugliness in a man doesn't matter, much. Ugliness in a woman is her life.

Joyce Carol Oates

It's nothing to be born ugly. Sensibly, the ugly woman comes to terms with her ugliness and exploits it as a grace of nature. To become ugly means the beginning of a calamity, self-willed most of the time.

Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle

Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.

Serge Gainsbourg

The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.

H. G. Wells

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