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Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.
The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
Henry David Thoreau
It is not enough to photograph the obviously picturesque.
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
Detroit's industrial ruins are picturesque, like crumbling Rome in an 18th-century etching.
P. J. O'Rourke
Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones.
Some say that sudden knowledge of mystical matters is accomplished only in complete quietude, or that Creator, in one of God's many forms, appears only in orderly ways that are beauteous and picturesque, or that the mystical appears only in completely silent ways. All are true. Except for the 'only' part.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice.
James Weldon Johnson
I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine.
Lapped in poetry, wrapped in the picturesque, armed with logical sentences and inalienable words.
Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.
The landlord of colonial days may not have been the greatest man in town, but he was certainly the best-known, often the most popular, and ever the most picturesque and cheerful figure.
Alice Morse Earle
The old world of England was picturesque and safe in a way that L.A. wasn't, but it was so amazingly socially cruel. I had never experienced that in America - never in school, nowhere.
Arles is certainly one of the most interesting towns I have ever seen, whether viewed as a place remarkable for the objects of antiquity it contains, or for the primitive manners of its inhabitants and its picturesque appearance.
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