Aesthetic Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old aesthetic quotes, aesthetic sayings, and aesthetic proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The aesthetic can have its revenge upon ideology by revealing a power to complicate that is also a power to undermine.     

Murray Krieger

Fascism is fundamentally and at bottom an aesthetic conception, and it is your function as creators of beautiful things to portray with the greatest efficacy the sublime beauty and inevitable reality of the Fascist ideal.     

Louis de Bernières

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.     

Remy de Gourmont

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.

Sophia Loren

The beautiful, which is perhaps inseparable from art, is not after all tied to the subject, but to the pictorial representation. In this way and in no other does art overcome the ugly without avoiding it.     

Paul Klee

Appreciate the aesthetic and creativity of the nature and be grateful for being part of it.     

M.F. Moonzajer

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.     

E. O. Wilson

In the world there exists no aesthetic plane, not even the aesthetic plane of goodness.

Clarice Lispector

Aesthetic freedom is like free speech; it is, indeed, a form of free speech.

George Edward Woodberry

Only men are capable of aesthetic greatness.     

Brian Sewell

My particular aesthetic of light and color and design wouldn't change as a result of working with computer graphics rather than with slit scan or miniatures.     

Douglas Trumbull

Paper is a uniquely beautiful format, more so than the web, I think: you need to invest in the aesthetics.     

Dave Eggers

Art is the aesthetic ordering of experience to express meanings in symbolic terms.

Daniel Bell

In so far as the mind sees things in their eternal aspect, it participates in eternity.

Baruch Spinoza

Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual.     

Friedrich Schiller

Just because something causes you to have a feeling of aesthetic beauty does not make it a work of art.     

Fred Ross

It's odd that there is a high level of appreciation of nature. There is the aesthetic side that really loves nature and beauty.     

Jerry Garcia

Aesthetic pleasure is not to be taken lightly; it's very important for the spirit and therefore the health.

Robert Bateman

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game.     

Octavio Paz

All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war.     

Walter Benjamin

Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.

Oscar Wilde

Aesthetic criticism returns us to the autonomy of imaginative literature and the sovereignty of the solitary soul, the reader not as a person in society but as the deep self, our ultimate inwardness.     

Harold Bloom

I had always wanted to expand to beauty, but I knew I wanted to be able to translate my design aesthetic in an authentic way.     

Charlotte Ronson

The aesthetic experience has to be given. And beauty is a regular experience of every person every person who is not clinically depressed!     

Peter Schjeldahl

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.

Alfred North Whitehead

There is none more beautiful than the lover of beauty.

Raheel Farooq

Aesthetics is for the artist like ornithology is for the birds.     

Barnett Newman

We all appreciated a certain aesthetic, and with that appreciation came a certain stylized presence.

Amber Heard

The aesthetic principle is the same in every art, only the material differs.

Robert Schumann

The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval.

Franz Grillparzer

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