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70+ Aesthetic Quotes About Love and Everything Else

Relationships can be difficult to navigate. They can be funny and heartbreaking, sometimes at the same time. The art of maintaining a relationship requires skill, patience, caring, and forgiveness.

It isn’t always easy to find the right person for you. We learn as much from our failures as we do from our successes.

Aesthetic quotes go hand in hand with colors and graphics. Purple is a popular shade for these quotes. Some of these quotes come from grunge music, the classic 1990s genre.

Whether you are looking for quotes about the difficulties of relationships or about their joys, you will find the perfect quote here.
I always loved aesthetics. Not particularly fashion, but an idea of beauty.
Miuccia Prada

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Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
E. O. Wilson


A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant – rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance – but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
Roberto Burle Marx

The writer does not get from his work as he writes and reads it the same aesthetic shock that the reader does; and since the writer is so accustomed to reading other stories, and having them produce a decided effect upon him, he is disquieted at not being equally affected by his own.
Randall Jarrell

You can’t buy vision, and you can’t buy aesthetic.
Travis Scott
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Just because something causes you to have a feeling of aesthetic beauty does not make it a work of art.
Fred Ross

Aesthetics is for the artist like ornithology is for the birds.
Barnett Newman

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man – the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Visual art and writing don’t exist on an aesthetic hierarchy that positions one above the other, because each is capable of things the other can’t do at all. Sometimes one picture is equal to 30 pages of discourse, just as there are things images are completely incapable of communicating.
William S. Burroughs

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
Sophia Loren

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All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war.
Walter Benjamin

Every subject at some phase of its development should possess, what is for the individual concerned with it, an aesthetic quality.
John Dewey

Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect. But it’s there for us, trying the best it can; that’s what makes it so damn beautiful.
Hiromu Arakawa

Art is the aesthetic ordering of experience to express meanings in symbolic terms.
Daniel Bell

Aesthetic freedom is like free speech; it is, indeed, a form of free speech.
George Edward Woodberry

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I want to teach [people] the secret of great visual presentation. Your stomach sees the food first, and I want to help them match food flavor profiles with the aesthetics of everything.
Wolfgang Puck

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers… What we call art is a game.
Octavio Paz

Pleasure is by no means an infallible critical guide, but it is the least fallible.
W. H. Auden

In the world there exists no aesthetic plane, not even the aesthetic plane of goodness.
Clarice Lispector

Astrology is an aesthetic affront. It cheapens astronomy, like using Beethoven for commercial jingles.
Richard Dawkins

Aestheticism is the garbage of intuitive feeling.
Kazimir Malevich

Design is about the betterment of our lives poetically, aesthetically, experientially, sensorially, and emotionally.
Karim Rashid

Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once, and so there will be no unity and completeness.
Aristotle

Artaud sought to remove aesthetic distance, bringing the audience into direct contact with the dangers of life. By turning theatre into a place where the spectator is exposed rather than protected, Artaud was committing an act of cruelty upon them.
Antonin Artaud

In aesthetic theory it might be extremely difficult, if not quite impracticable, to draw a line between the canon of classicism, or regard for the archaic, and the canon of beauty.
Thorstein Veblen

Creating is about sharing ideas, sharing aesthetics, sharing what you believe in with other people.
Shepard Fairey

I believe that one of the most powerful things of all is aesthetics.
Kalle Lasn

God’s pleasure–the beauty creation possesses in his regard–underlies the distinct being of creation, and so beauty is the first and truest word concerning all that appears within being; beauty is the showing of what is; God looked upon what he had wrought and saw that it was good.
David Bentley Hart

He had never believed that spirituality had to be anemic or aesthetic.
Irving Stone

I find beauty in the continual shaping of chaos which clearly embodies the primordial power of nature’s performance
Iris van Herpen

To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.
Arthur Conan Doyle

It’s odd that there is a high level of appreciation of nature. There is the aesthetic side that really loves nature and beauty.
Jerry Garcia

Leonardo Da Vinci combined art and science and aesthetics and engineering, that kind of unity is needed once again.
Ben Shneiderman

Paper is a uniquely beautiful format, more so than the web, I think: you need to invest in the aesthetics.
Dave Eggers

Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.
Paul Rand


Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man — the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Ethics, like natural selection, make existence possible. Aesthetics, like sensual selection, make life lovely and wonderful, fill it with new forms, and give it progress, and variety and change.
Oscar Wilde

As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.
Arthur Cayley

It’s something we, guys, have all done. Made tapes for girls, trying to impress them, to meet them on a shared plane of aesthetics. Read them someone else’s poetry because they do poetry better than you could do it, because you’re too awkward to do it.
John Cusack

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
Richard Courant

Art is realistic when it strives to express an ethical ideal. Realism is striving for truth, and truth is always beautiful. Here the aesthetic coincides with the ethical.
Andrei Tarkovsky

In judging of a beautiful statue, the aesthetic faculty is absolutely and completely gratified by the splendid curves of those marble lips that are dumb to our complaint, the noble modelling of those limbs that are powerless to help us.
Oscar Wilde

Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.
R. Buckminster Fuller

Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
Ferdinand Porsche

Aesthetics is both politics and philosophy, a series of agreements and disagreements between subjective minds.
Jimenez Lai

The beautiful, which is perhaps inseparable from art, is not after all tied to the subject, but to the pictorial representation. In this way and in no other does art overcome the ugly without avoiding it.
Paul Klee

I do not create a fashionable aesthetic… I create a style based on life.
Issey Miyake

Civilization is the sum total of all those activities that allow men to transcend mere biological existence and reach for a richer mental, aesthetic, material, and spiritual life.
Anthony Daniels

Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual.
Friedrich Schiller

“Art” is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. … What we call art is a game.
Octavio Paz

Fascism is fundamentally and at bottom an aesthetic conception, and it is your function as creators of beautiful things to portray with the greatest efficacy the sublime beauty and inevitable reality of the Fascist ideal.
Louis de Bernières

For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
Steve Jobs


Aesthetics have substantial political consequences. How one views oneself as beautiful or not beautiful or desirable or not desirable has deep consequences in terms of one’s feelings of self-worth and one’s capacity to be a political agent.
Cornel West

Tis the perception of the beautiful, A fine extension of the faculties, Platonic, universal, wonderful, Drawn from the stars, and filtered through the skies, Without which life would be extremely dull.
Lord Byron

There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this starving and sinning world. One turns half away, musingly, from certain beautiful useless things.
Henry James

Appreciate the aesthetic and creativity of the nature and be grateful for being part of it.
M.F. Moonzajer

Imitation of the art of earlier centuries, as that done by Picasso and Modigliani , is carried on not to perpetuate ancient values but to demonstrate that new aesthetic orders now prevail.
Harold Rosenberg

Only men are capable of aesthetic greatness.
Brian Sewell

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.
Luis Barragan

For aesthetics is the mother of ethics. … Were we to choose our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth. I believe — not empirically, alas, but only theoretically — that for someone who has read a lot of Dickens to shoot his like in the name of an idea is harder than for someone who has read no Dickens.
Joseph Brodsky

Art is the social antithesis of society, not directly deducible from it.
Theodor W. Adorno

I started to shed the monstrous aesthetic affectation of my youth so as to make room for the monstrous philistine postures of middle age, but it was some years before I was bold enough to decline an invitation to “Hamlet” on the grounds that I knew who won.
Quentin Crisp

After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well.
Albert Einstein

In the life of the individual, an aesthetic sensibility is both more authentic and more commendable than a political or religious one.
Tom Robbins

My particular aesthetic of light and color and design wouldn’t change as a result of working with computer graphics rather than with slit scan or miniatures.
Douglas Trumbull

The aesthetic can have its revenge upon ideology by revealing a power to complicate that is also a power to undermine.
Murray Krieger

Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.
Oscar Wilde

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.
Remy de Gourmont

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Alfred North Whitehead

The fact that the colors in the flower have evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; that means insects can see the colors. That adds a question: does this aesthetic sense we have also exist in lower forms of life?
Richard P. Feynman


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