Friday, October 27, 2006

Scrawny Boney Bits

Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
- Albert Einstein

Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow or a communicated sense of fineness. What ails us is that our sense of beauty is so bruised and blunted, we miss all the best.
- D. H. Lawrence

YouTube user Sick of Models made this cool video to the song, "I'm So Sick of Models" which she/he posted as a video response to my Celeb Ump Watch video:

There are a lot of cool vids on YouTube about body image and consumer culture's manipulation and fakery of beauty (see one example here). Again, nice to see YouTube used as a tool for "good," even if there are also tons of vids made by anorexic girls talking about how fat they are. Ah well, what are you gonna do?

Beauty and sadness always go together. Nature thought beauty too rich to go forth Upon the earth without a meet alloy.
- George MacDonald

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
- Havelock Ellis ["Impressions and Comments" (1914)]

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.
- Alice Walker

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