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Nothing, indeed, is more dangerous to the young artist than any conception of ideal beauty: he is constantly led by it either into weak prettiness or lifeless abstraction: whereas to touch the ideal at all, you must not strip it of vitality.
Of all the nonsense written about love, none is more absurd than the notion that ideal love is selfless. To love is to see myself in you and to wish to celebrate myself with you. What I love is the embodiment of my values in another person. Love is an act of self-assertion, self-expression and a celebration of being alive.
In my ideal world, no child would suffer. Charitable instincts would prevail. There would be global acceptance of all different types of people.
Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact is not a condition of the ideal.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.
The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.
My ideal prom date would have to be cute, funny, sweet, nice.
Being the ideal of a strong woman means utilizing all the things that God gives you. People are always saying to me, 'You're a strong female, so why are you wearing a bikini on the cover of that magazine?' Being a strong woman is misconstrued to be something evil and ugly.
Identical twins are ideal lab specimens for studying the difference between learned and inherited traits since they come from the womb preloaded with matching genetic operating systems. Any meaningful differences in their behaviors or personalities are thus likely to have been acquired, not innate.
The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real.
Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state.
Thomas de Quincey
Virginity is the ideal of those who want to deflower.
I believe in nurturing creativity and offering a haven for creators, enabling them to develop their ideas to the fullest. With more and more talented creators being drawn to Cirque in an environment that fulfills them, these are ideal to continue developing great new shows.
The ideal girl is driven, working on something other than modeling or being a singer.
It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal, since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.
I have tried to do what is true and not ideal.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Anorexia is a response to cultural images of the female body - waiflike, angular - that both capitulates to the ideal and also mocks it, strips away all the ancillary signs of sexuality, strips away breasts and hips and butt and leaves in their place a garish caricature, a cruel cartoon of flesh and bone.
One of the reasons inequality gets so deep in this country is that everyone wants to be rich. That's the American ideal. Poor people don't like talking about poverty because even though they might live in the projects surrounded by other poor people and have, like, ten dollars in the bank, they don't like to think of themselves as poor.
Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians - you are not like him.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.
When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination.
There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
B. R. Ambedkar
Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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