The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.
It's time to join the ranks of nations that have put the ugliness of capital punishment behind them.
There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
H. G. Wells
I want to tell stories that are true and that resonate and move people, that highlight both the tremendous beauty and ugliness available in the human experience.
A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we're children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they're scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it's pretty much in the eye of the beholder.
I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.
Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?
Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent.
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
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