A Quote by Steve Perry on bravery, business, children, day, doubt, heart, learning, life, motherhood, myth, reality, simplicity, ugliness, and work

Did that myth at the heart of all the fairy tales her mother had told her, that part about happily ever after, ever really work out that way? How many children around the galaxy had been given that pretty picture, had swallowed it entire, only to grow up and find that reality was not so simple, not so beautiful, not so easy? The story didn't end when the brave princess killed the wicked queen and rescued the prince. That, she was learning, was the easy part. The hard part came when the guns were cleaned and reholstered, the bodies of the villains cremated, and the day-to-day business of life reared its ugly cobra's head and grinned down at you. When your prince had doubts you couldn't answer for him, when you had doubts he could only shrug at, that, that was the hard part. That was the part the stories hadn't addressed.

Steve Perry

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on secrets and ugliness

The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on heart, ugliness, and wealth

Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on beauty, injustice, justice, ugliness, and wisdom

One man's justice is another's injustice; one man's beauty another's ugliness; one man's wisdom anpther's folly.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays: Circles

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A Quote by Pierre Charles Baudelaire on existence, nature, and ugliness

I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.

Pierre Charles Baudelaire (1821 - 1867)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on fashion and ugliness

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Mirabel Osler on beauty, censorship, garden, justice, needs, ugliness, and vision

As for garden photographers, how differently they see things. With what ease the camera seems to compose a picture of great beauty with its discriminating lens. The naked eye can't censor some ugly sight on the periphery of vision; the photographer takes the perfect shot and picks for us just what we need to see.

Mirabel Osler

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on confusion, personality, personality, ugliness, and unity

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse. The true with the false and the false with the true.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Margery Williams on children, day, horses, justice, love, mind, people, play, time, ugliness, and understanding

What is REAL? asked the Rabbit one day. Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle? Real isn't how you are made, said the Skin Horse. It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with but really loves you, then you become real. Does it hurt? asked the Rabbit. Sometimes, said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. When you are Real you don't mind being hurt. Does it happen all at once like being wound up, he asked, or bit by bit? It doesn't happen all at once, said the Skin Horse. You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out, and you get loose in the joints, and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.

Margery Williams

Source: The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on beauty, day, men, men and women, mistakes, shyness, ugliness, and women

Upon a day Beauty and Ugliness met on the shore of a sea. And they said to one another, "Let us bathe in the sea." Then they disrobed and swam in the waters. And after a while Ugliness came back to shore and garmented himself with the garments of Beauty and walked his way. And Beauty too came out of the sea, and found not her raiment, and she was too shy to be naked, therefore she dressed herself with the raiment of Ugliness. And Beauty walked her way. And to this very day men and women mistake the one for the other. Yet some there are who have beheld the face of Beauty, and they know her notwithstanding her garments. And some there be who know the face of Ugliness, and the cloth conceals him not from their eyes.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Wanderer

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