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Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we're children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they're scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it's pretty much in the eye of the beholder.
I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.
Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.
Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.
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
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.
Abstraction brings the world into more complex, variable relations; it can extract beauty, alternative topographies, ugliness, and intense actualities from seeming nothingness.
I hate ugliness. You know I'm allergic to ugliness.
In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.
I think 1973 was the nadir of fashion. When you watch the coverage from that era, you're struck by the astonishing ugliness of the clothes.
They call me corrupt, frivolous. I am not at all privileged. Maybe the only privileged thing is my face. And corrupt? God! I would not look like this if I am corrupt. Some ugliness would settle down on my system.
Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness.
From our ugliness will grow the soul of the world.
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.
Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?
Who knows better than artists how much ugliness there is on the way to beauty, how many ghastly, mortifying missteps, how many days of granitic blockheadedness and dismaying ineptitude there is on the way to accomplishment, how partial all accomplishment is, how incomplete?
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.
Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
The only sin is ugliness, and if we believed this with all our being, all other activities of the human spirit could be left to take care of themselves.
America is supposed to be given over to ugliness. There are a good many ugly things there and the ugliest are the most pretentious.
We cannot know the whole truth, which belongs to God alone, but our task nevertheless is to seek to know what is true. And if we offend gravely enough against what we know to be true, as by failing badly enough to deal affectionately and responsibly with our land and our neighbors, truth will retaliate with ugliness, poverty, and disease.
That was' one time when my technique absolutely deserted me, I must admit. There was a wax face that he had created himself to cover his own ugliness. I was in his clutches and I had to hit him in the face.
I was amazed and upset by the looks I got just walking around the studio... It illuminates the ugliness and the beauty that exists within each of us, and that's what this story represents to me.
I'm not that obsessed with making representations of ugliness. Everything I've seen is beautiful.
TV in all its ugliness can be a beautiful thing.
In matters large and small, many people seemed concerned about churlishness, an ugliness in our relationships that appears to be increasing rather than decreasing.
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