„This is a beautiful country.“

—  John Brown

Last words (2 December 1859), as quoted in John Brown and his Men https://books.google.com/books?id=uiaYWp66b-cC&pg=PR1&dq=John+Brown+and+his+Men+%281894%29+by+Richard+Josiah+Hinton&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Uub_VN3CN5HbggTdxIK4Cw&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=John%20Brown%20and%20his%20Men%20(1894)%20by%20Richard%20Josiah%20Hinton&f=false (1894) by Richard Josiah Hinton, p. 397.

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„To die for one’s country is such a worthy fate
That all compete for so beautiful a death.“

—  Pierre Corneille French tragedian 1606 - 1684

Mourir pour le pays est un si digne sort,
Qu’on briguerait en foule une si belle mort.
Horace, act II, scene iii.
Horace (1639)

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„Translation: I am thinking of airtight windows! No other country can build such airtight and beautiful windows.“

—  Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany 1954

Ich denke an dichte Fenster! Kein anderes Land kann so dichte und so schöne Fenster bauen.
Answering the question what emotions Germany arouses in her, Interview in the BILD-Zeitung on November 29, 2004

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„Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die.“

—  Pierre Trudeau 15th Prime Minister of Canada 1919 - 2000

Farewell speech to the Liberal Party http://www.primeministers.ca/trudeau/bio_9.php?context=b (14 June 1984)

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„I may live in Beirut, but I think Egypt is beautiful and I feel like it’s my second country.“

—  Layal Abboud Lebanese pop singer 1982

July 16, 2014; Interview by Insight Magazine http://www.insight-egypt.com/celebrities/layal-abboud/july-16/214

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„Beauty, thou wild fantastic ape
Who dost in every country change thy shape!“

—  Abraham Cowley British writer 1618 - 1667

"Beauty," complete poem in The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Samuel Johnson ed., vol. 7, p. 115.

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„Your engineers are your great artists and these highways are the most beautiful things I have seen in your beautiful country…Out of them and the machine will issue the style of tomorrow.“

—  Diego Rivera Mexican painter, muralist, Communist 1886 - 1957

On being enchanted by engineers in “Diego Rivera: A Man and His Murals” http://teachersinstitute.yale.edu/curriculum/units/1999/2/99.02.06.x.html (Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute)

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„The country [ Brittany ] is very beautiful and painterly one see stimulating color tones; but the more abstract one works, the more one transforms the sketch into combinations.“

—  Jacoba van Heemskerck Dutch painter 1876 - 1923

(translation from German, Fons Heijnsbroek, 2018, original version, written by Jacoba in German:) Das land [Bretagne]] is sehr schön und farbig gibt es reizige Töne; je mehr abstract man aber arbeitet, je mehr man die Skizze zu Combinationen umarbeitet.
note on a postcard to Herwarth Walden [initiator of Der 'Sturm' in Germany], 14 May 1914; as cited by Arend H. Huussen Jr. in Jacoba van Heemskerck, kunstenares van het Expressionisme, Haags Gemeentemuseum The Hague, 1982, p. 18

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„It had people from all over the country and the world. The great thing about Bombay as a city was it was a magnet for anybody with talent, or ambition or hunger, or beauty, or intelligence.“

—  Jeet Thayil Indian writer 1959

On the variety of characters portrayed in his Narcopolis.
Kontext: It had people from all over the country and the world. The great thing about Bombay as a city was it was a magnet for anybody with talent, or ambition or hunger, or beauty, or intelligence. If you had any of these things and you wanted to make something of yourself, you went to Bombay and the city would reward you. I think all of that changed in 1992, when the last big riots happened in Bombay between Hindus and Muslims. Now when I go back to the city and I look at it, I can see the kind of profound impact that those riots had, and how it's changed the character of the city, and in such a profound way that I don't think it will ever change back to what it was before '92.

„I care not for these ladies,
That must be wooed and prayed;
Give me kind Amaryllis,
The wanton country maid.
Nature art disdaineth;
Her beauty is her own.“

—  Thomas Campion English composer, poet and physician 1567 - 1620

I Care Not for These Ladies (1601), reported in Arthur Henry Bullen, More lyrics from the song-books of the Elizabethan Age (1888), p. 48.

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„Give beauty back, beauty, beauty, beauty, back to God, beauty's self and beauty's giver.“

—  Gerard Manley Hopkins English poet 1844 - 1889

"The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo: The Golden Echo, line 19
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„The beauty! The beauty!“

—  Junot Díaz Dominican-American writer 1968

Quelle: La breve y maravillosa vida de Óscar Wao

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