My mother is very strong. Aside from wanting her beauty and her heart, I really wanted her strength. And I've always thought I don't have it.
Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
Nothing lasts within the heart. Even the most certified conviction can be annulled by a single gesture.
If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.
The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
I would love to spend all my time writing to you; I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true.
The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.
To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos.
Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.
Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth.
The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self !
Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth.
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!'
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
I'd like to be a queen in people's hearts but I don't see myself being queen of this country.