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“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and also of the holder of the eyes!”

— Ankala Subbarao, Share via Whatsapp

“There was still beauty in this world. And it was worth fighting for.”

— Ryan Graudin, Wolf by Wolf, Share via Whatsapp

“You can’t eat beauty, it doesn t feed you...beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be. You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful, is compassion--for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.”

— Lupita Nyong o, Share via Whatsapp

“There is no saint without a taint”

— Cosntance Friday, Share via Whatsapp

“You can be one thing or two or three; you can be the beauty and the beast.”

— Alexi Pappas, Bravey, Share via Whatsapp

“I died for beauty, but was scarce Adjusted in the tomb, When one who died for truth was lain In an adjoining room. He questioned softly why I failed? “For beauty,” I replied. “And I for truth,—the two are one; We brethren are,” he said. And so, as kinsmen met a night, We talked between the rooms, Until the moss had reached our lips, And covered up our names.”

— emily dickinson, The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson, Share via Whatsapp

“Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me Last night Photo by Shawn Nystrand Photo by Shawn Nystrand the rain spoke to me slowly, saying, what joy to come falling out of the brisk cloud… That’s what it said as it dropped, smelling of iron, and vanished… Then it was over. The sky cleared. I was standing under a tree. The tree was a tree with happy leaves, and I was myself, and there were stars in the sky that were also themselves at the moment at which moment my right hand was holding my left hand which was holding the tree which was filled with stars and the soft rain – imagine! imagine! the long and wondrous journeys still to be ours.”

— Mary Oliver, What Do We Know, Share via Whatsapp