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Ugliness

The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.

Graham Greene (1904-1991) English writer.

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 (1866-1946) British-born american Author.

The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.

Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Spanish surrealist painter.

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