Ugliness Quotes

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

Unknown

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

Time takes the ugliness and horror out of death and turns it into beauty.

Dodie Smith

From our ugliness will grow the soul of the world.

Andrei Platonov

Absolute and entire ugliness is rare.

John Ruskin

There is a sort of charm in ugliness, if the person has some redeeming qualities and is only ugly enough”

Josh Billings

There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served.

Jane Jacobs

What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.

Joseph Brodsky

Ugliness without tact is horrible

Nataniel Hawthorne

Being is desirable because it is identical with Beauty, and Beauty is loved because it is Being. We ourselves possess Beauty when we are true to our own being; ugliness is in going over to another order; knowing ourselves, we are beautiful; in self-ignorance, we are ugly.

Ambrose Bierce

Ugliness like beauty is only skin deep

Unknown

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