What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
Some years ago I gave a concert in the mountains with snow all around, and that was much colder.
My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.
The sweet sound of the streams came unexpectedly from the nearest mountains; here and there on the sides of the peaks one could see white vertical stripes sparkling in the sun.
I'd imagine my wedding as a fairy tale... huge, beautiful and white.
And so we remained till the red of the dawn began to fall through the snow gloom. I was desolate and afraid, and full of woe and terror. But when that beautiful sun began to climb the horizon life was to me again.
I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn.
I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you - gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honour nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy.
People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.
Every town has the same two malls: the one white people go to and the one white people used to go to.
The mountain music... is compelling music in its own right, harking back to a time when music was a part of everyday life and not something performed by celebrities.
But I think it is a serious issue to wonder about the other platonic absolutes of say beauty and morality.
I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don't care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.