„Beauty is momentary in the mind —
The fitful tracing of a portal;
But in the flesh it is immortal.
The body dies; the body's beauty lives.“

Peter Quince at the Clavier (1915)
Contexto: Beauty is momentary in the mind —
The fitful tracing of a portal;
But in the flesh it is immortal.
The body dies; the body's beauty lives.
So evenings die, in their green going,
A wave, interminably flowing.
So gardens die, their meek breath scenting
The cowl of winter, done repenting.
So maidens die, to the auroral
Celebration of a maiden's choral.

Wallace Stevens Foto
Wallace Stevens8
poeta estadounidense 1879 - 1955

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Louisa May Alcott Foto
Galileo Galilei Foto

„It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.“

—  Galileo Galilei Italian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and astronomer 1564 - 1642

Fuente: The Starry Messenger, Venice 1610: "From Doubt to Astonishment"

Fernando Pessoa Foto

„The beauty of a naked body is felt only by the dressed races.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, libro Libro del desasosiego

Ibid., p. 75
The Book of Disquiet
Original: A beleza de um corpo nu só o sentem as raças vestidas.

Loni Anderson Foto
Germaine Greer Foto
Baldur von Schirach Foto

„The body expresses our very being. The striving for beauty is inborn among the Aryan.“

—  Baldur von Schirach German Nazi leader convicted of crimes against humanity in the Nuremberg trial 1907 - 1974

To a league of German girls. Quoted in "German Bodies: Race and Representation After Hitler" - Page 47 - by Uli Linke - Social Science - 1999

Mary Wollstonecraft Foto
Vladimir Nabokov Foto
John Donne Foto

„Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.“

—  John Donne English poet 1572 - 1631

No. 2, The Anagram, line 27
Elegies
Fuente: The Complete English Poems

Ansel Adams Foto
James Beattie Foto

„And beauty immortal awakes from the tomb.“

—  James Beattie Scottish poet, moralist and philosopher 1735 - 1803

The Hermit

Platón Foto
Black Elk Foto

„A people's dream died there. It was a beautiful dream.“

—  Black Elk Oglala Lakota leader 1863 - 1950

Speaking of the Massacre at Wounded Knee.
Contexto: I did not know then how much was ended. When I look back now from this high hill of my old age, I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young. And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud, and was buried in the blizzard. A people's dream died there. It was a beautiful dream.
And I, to whom so great a vision was given in my youth, — you see me now a pitiful old man who has done nothing, for the nation's hoop is broken and scattered. There is no center any longer, and the sacred tree is dead.

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Mario Benedetti Foto
Angelina Jolie Foto
David Foster Wallace Foto

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