„The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.“

—  John Cage

Letzte Aktualisierung 10. September 2021. Geschichte
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US-amerikanischer Komponist 1912 - 1992

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„I think a beautiful product that doesn't work very well is ugly.“

—  Jonathan Ive English designer and VP of Design at Apple 1967

Vanity Fair: "Jonathan Ives Shares Three Lessons He Learned From Steve Jobs" https://www.vanityfair.com/news/tech/2014/10/jony-ive-lessons-from-steve-jobs (9 October 2014)

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„The Star Trek computer doesn't seem that interesting. They ask it random questions, it thinks for a while. I think we can do better than that.“

—  Larry Page American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur 1973

Quoted in Ben Elgin, "Google's Goal: "Understand Everything," http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_18/b3881010_mz001.htm BusinessWeek (2004-05-03).

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Liu Wen (model) Foto

„I dressed more like a tomboy in very slouchy clothing. I was very humble because I didn’t think of myself as beautiful. It wasn’t something I even thought about.“

—  Liu Wen (model) Chinese model 1988

Quelle: "Liu Wen Sees Beauty as a Journey, Not a Destination" in Harper's Bazaar https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a36205161/liu-wen-beauty-issue-may-2021/ (26 April 2021)

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„I was very pleased with myself when I discovered that sunlight could not be reproduced; it had to be represented by something else.... by colour.“

—  Paul Cézanne French painter 1839 - 1906

Quote from Renoir – his life and work, Francois Fosca; Book Club Associates /Thames and Hudson Ltd, London 1975, p. 79
Quotes of Paul Cezanne, 1880s - 1890s

Richard Feynman Foto

„I wanted very much to learn to draw, for a reason that I kept to myself: I wanted to convey an emotion I have about the beauty of the world.“

—  Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988

Part 5: "The World of One Physicist", "But Is It Art?", p. 261
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (1985)
Kontext: I wanted very much to learn to draw, for a reason that I kept to myself: I wanted to convey an emotion I have about the beauty of the world. It's difficult to describe because it's an emotion. It's analogous to the feeling one has in religion that has to do with a god that controls everything in the whole universe: there's a generality aspect that you feel when you think about how things that appear so different and behave so differently are all run "behind the scenes" by the same organization, the same physical laws. It's an appreciation of the mathematical beauty of nature, of how she works inside; a realization that the phenomena we see result from the complexity of the inner workings between atoms; a feeling of how dramatic and wonderful it is. It's a feeling of awe — of scientific awe — which I felt could be communicated through a drawing to someone who had also had this emotion. It could remind him, for a moment, of this feeling about the glories of the universe.

Juana Inés de la Cruz Foto

„O World, why do you wish to persecute me?
How do I offend you, when I intend
only to fix beauty in my intellect,
and never my intellect fix on beauty?“

—  Juana Inés de la Cruz Nun, scholar and poet in New Spain 1651 - 1695

¿En perseguirme, mundo, qué interesas?
¿En qué te ofendo, cuando sólo intento
poner bellezas en mi entendimiento
y no mi entendimiento en las bellezas?
Sonnet 146, as translated by Edith Grossman in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works (2014)

Elizabeth Gilbert Foto

„I think I deserve something beautiful.“

—  Elizabeth Gilbert, buch Eat, Pray, Love

Quelle: Eat, Pray, Love

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Prayut Chan-o-cha Foto

„Tourists think that Thailand is beautiful, safe and that they can do anything they want here. That they can put on their bikinis and go anywhere they want. I ask, can you get away with wearing bikinis in Thailand? Unless you are not beautiful.“

—  Prayut Chan-o-cha Thai military officer, junta chief, and politician 1954

Quelle: "Thai PM apologises for bikini warning after Britons' murder" in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/thai-prime-minister-apologises-bikini-comments-murder (18 September 2014)

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„Yes, I'm beautiful … I am beautiful and famous — and yet the things I like about myself have nothing to do with that, because I don't use wealth and beauty to define myself.“

—  Salma Hayek Mexican-American actress and producer 1966

O interview (2003)
Kontext: Yes, I'm beautiful … I am beautiful and famous — and yet the things I like about myself have nothing to do with that, because I don't use wealth and beauty to define myself. People think I'm more beautiful than I am because they see me on magazine covers — but go to nearly any town, and you'd find prettier women. And though I'm well known now, I might not be famous one day —but I'd still be happy. I do have money, but I could be richer. I just don't want to pay the price some are willing to pay to have more money. I live in a small house. I'm not the glamour girl who wears makeup every day. I live a wonderful life, and I lack for nothing. Maybe that does make it easier for me to say, "Be who you are" — but I always tell people they shouldn't be too impressed with wealth and fame. They shouldn't worship it. I am in this machine, but I haven't completely given my soul to it.

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Annie Dillard Foto

„The real and proper question is: why is it beautiful?“

—  Annie Dillard, buch Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Quelle: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Layal Abboud Foto

„I love being a beautiful woman when I look at myself in the mirror.“

—  Layal Abboud Lebanese pop singer 1982

June 15, 2017; Al Kahera Walnas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LcMvesgyTM
2017

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