Thursday, January 29, 2009

On Beauty


"She walks in beauty like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies..." ~ Lord Byron"It's beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart." ~ Anon.
"You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing." ~ Marie Stopes

"It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly." ~ Oscar Wilde"In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty." ~ Christopher Morley

"Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior." ~Anne Bronte

I think the third woman down is the most beautiful by far, and the second quote is the truest. What about you?


Obviously, I took none of these images, and I couldn't really tell you who did. They are all fantastic eye candy from a variety of magazines.

18 comments:

caren said...

I totally agree with you on both accounts! There are alot of stories in each wrinkle on that ladies face. She looks so elegant!

ELK said...

i like the quote about beauty at 60 being your souls own doing...

all images of depth and lovliness..I like the artistic look of #5

watch for birdy coming...

Derrick said...

Hello Relyn,

Froma male perspective (!) I think the girl in the second photograph seems to have a natural beauty. Emerson's quote also speaks true. It would be lovely to think that Anne Bronte's words were true but, sadly, there are too many who seem to think otherwise!

spread your wings said...

to me the second one is the most beautiful - fresh and natural , she seems to have an inner beauty that shines through her smile.

beth said...

cripes...I couldn't pick...all the pictures and the quotes are soooo great !!!

veronica said...

what a beautiful post. i love the third quote - it is perfect to share with a special lady in my life with an upcoming milestone birthday! i can't choose a favorite picture, but will call it a tie between #2 & #3.

bermudabluez said...

I can't even pick a favorite! All the quotes and photos are great!!

Lennye said...

I liked the third quote as well! I think the inside as we grow older has a lot to do with how the outside looks.

Gina said...

Hi there!
Congrats to a new breeze in your country!

Well as for beauty: I like Greta Garbo No 4 best. No 3 and 60 years? well I am almost 63 and honestly I feel I look better!
scan my blog and write if I am right!

Happy Sunday to you all who read this nice chat at the fire place!

Gina from Germany

www.blog.ginapics.net

Jeanne said...

I love them all.
Love you

Usha Pisharody said...

I agree with you...

Third picture and second quotation!

Warms the heart too, so much beauty in this wonderful post!

Jessica said...

When I was in middle school my best friend's aunt, Aunt Gup, told me the best advice about beauty. We were in middle school and camping. It was raining and muddy, her baby daughter had been up all night crying in the tent. Everything was wet and we were miserable. However, middle schoolers we were so off to the showers to get clean and dressed in our 'cool' clothes. Gup said, someday that just won't matter. You'll realize someday what true beauty is and it's not all those clothes and earrings, its everything else." Now I realize what beauty is..and those quotes and pictures only reminded me of those wonderful words of wisdom.

Christina said...

All of them so beautiful in such a different way.

I love it!

Women are power.

susanna said...

I agree. The woman in the third photograph reminds me of a friend of mine who is younger but has a similar beauty, style and elegance about her. And yes, the quote about beauty and personality is true.

paris parfait said...

I agree with you - who was it that said the face you have at 50 is the one you deserve? And I think Audrey Tatou is especially beautiful - her personality bursts out of her and she has such wonderfully expressive eyes.

Laura said...

The most clasically beautiful is No.4; but everyone of these pictures/women is stunning!!!!

And, I nominated you for a Your Blog if Fabulous Award.......go to my latest entry for the scoop.

Jaime said...

I recognize that last image from Memoirs of a Geisha. They are all beautiful.
A beautiful post on beauty, and lovely quotes.

Much love to you, beautiful you.
xo

Lubna said...

Hello
The second photograph - it seems so genuine, honest and open. Relyn, I also adore the photograph of little you. You seem to be so thoughtful and at the same time chirpy. Have a nice weekend.
Best

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