„Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable: what it is or what it means can never be said.“

—  George Santayana, buch The Sense of Beauty

Pt. IV, Expression; § 67: "Conclusion.", p. 267
The Sense of Beauty (1896)

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—  Theodor W. Adorno German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society 1903 - 1969

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„What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

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