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250 Best Aesthetic Quotes to Find Beauty in Everything

Last Updated: February 5, 2023 by Team

The Collins dictionary defines aesthetic as anything that can be used to describe beauty, art, and people’s appreciation for beautiful things.

Aesthetics appeal to our eyes so magnificently that we cannot turn away. While it might not be something you actively think about throughout the day, aesthetics play a significant role in the world and the way we perceive it. It is all around you.

It’s in mathematics and physics. It’s in the painful places of your life. And in the imperfections of those that surround you. Learning to appreciate the beauty around you can help brighten your entire world.

Are you interested in reading some short aesthetic quotes and sayings?

Here are a few of my favorite inspiring, positive, and deep aesthetic quotes that’ll help you appreciate the beauty we call life.

Deep aesthetic quotes can help anyone better appreciate and see their inner beauty and the beauty of their surroundings. Furthermore, the best deep aesthetic quotes are not just about enjoying the beauty that appeals to what we can see but also the beauty beyond what can be seen!

I hope you enjoy it!

250 Aesthetic Quotes

Top 10 Aesthetic Quotes

“I believe that one of the most powerful things of all is aesthetics.” – Kalle Lasn

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Desire for beauty will endure and undermine the desire for truth.” – Richard O. Prum

“For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” – Steve Jobs

“If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson.” – Oscar Wilde

“In so far as the mind sees things in their eternal aspect, it participates in eternity.” – Baruch de Spinoza

“I think the New Aesthetic is a series of observations. I think most of the trouble people have had with it comes from a misunderstanding of it as a movement.” – Warren Ellis

“Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.” – Richard Rogers

“I love art dealers….I love that they put their money where their taste is, create their aesthetic universes, support artists, employ people, and do all of this while letting us see art for free. Many are visionaries.” – Jerry Saltz

“Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. Then, by all means, follow that path.” – Ellen DeGeneres

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“Aesthetics is for the artist like ornithology is for the birds.” – Barnett Newman

“Aesthetics is both politics and philosophy, a series of agreements and disagreements between subjective minds.” – Jimenez Lai

“Aesthetics have substantial political consequences. How one views oneself as beautiful or not beautiful or desirable or not desirable has deep consequences in terms of one’s feelings of self-worth and one’s capacity to be a political agent.” – Cornel West

“Aesthetics – rather than reason – shapes our thought processes. First comes aesthetics, then logic. ‘Thinking in Numbers’ is not about an attempt to impress the reader but to include the reader, draw the reader in, by explaining my experiences – the beauty I feel in a prime number, for example.” – Daniel Tammet

“Aestheticism is the garbage of intuitive feeling.” – Kazimir Severinovich Malevich

“Aesthetically, London is just beautiful; it’s a gorgeous city. The architecture, monuments, the parks, the small streets – it’s an incredible place to be.” – Sara Bareilles

“Aesthetic value is often the by-product of the artist striving to do something else.” – Evelyn Waugh

“Aesthetic sense is the twin of one’s instinct for self-preservation and is more reliable than ethics.” – Joseph Brodsky

“Aesthetic pleasure is not to be taken lightly; it’s very important for the spirit and therefore the health.” – Robert Bateman

“Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual.” – Friedrich Schiller

“Aesthetic freedom is like free speech; it is, indeed, a form of free speech.” – George Edward

“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

“Aesthetic considerations are a matter of luxury and indulgence rather than of necessity.”

Short Aesthetic Quotes

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“All the beautiful things are around you.”

“All I want is real.”

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

“Be proud of your progress.”

“Be a voice, not an echo.” – Albert Einstein

“Bread cannot feed the addicts of beauty.” – Raheel Farooq

“Better things are on the way.”

“Being honest is powerful.”

“Beauty is sometimes born of pain.” – Sheri L. Swift

“Every day is a fresh start.”

“Ethics and aesthetics are one.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Everything is hard before it is easy.” – Goethe

“Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

“I am mine. Before I am anyone else’s.” – Nayyirah Waheed

“I couldn’t heal because I kept pretending I wasn’t hurt.”

“I can and I will.”

“I have been wearing the ocean all day.”

“I told the stars about you.” – d.j.”

“If you really want it, things will work out.”

“It is what it is.”

“It is not selfish to do what is best for you.”

“It is not expensive to say kind words.”

“It does not mean failure because it took longer.”

“It’s never too late.”

“Make your heart the prettiest thing about you.”

“Live by the sun. Love by the moon.”

“Never let your fear decide your fate.”

“Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.”

“Pain is never permanent.”

“People will look at you, so make it worthwhile.”

“Sunsets prove the ending can be beautiful.”

“Sunsets are proof that beauty can come from the end.”

“Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes.”

“Sometimes when I’m in Heaven, I get forgetful of Earth.”

“Slow progress is still progress.”

“The sun will rise and we will try again.”

“The sound of rain.”

“We age not by years, but by stories.” – Maza-Dohta

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

“Went outside and saw the moon. It made me think of you.”

“Trust the process.”

“True friends stab you in the front” – Oscar Wilde

“Time makes you bolder.” – Fleetwood Mac

“Think less do more.”

“Think about things differently.”

“What is coming is better than what has gone.”

“When you focus on the good, the good gets better.”

“When you change, don’t announce it. Just bloom.”

“Whatever you are. Be a good one.”

“You have the freedom to create what you want.”

“You have survived so much.”

“You can do anything but not everything.”

“You are the sun.”

“You are my galaxy.”

“I will do big things.”

“Self-love isn’t selfish; it’s important.”

“Seek to be whole, not perfect.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Seeing is metamorphosis, not mechanism.” – James Elkins

“See good in all things.”

“Sarcasm isn’t an attitude, it’s an art.”

“What a plot twist you were.”

“You are becoming something more beautiful than before.”

“Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” – Mark Twain

“The only magic I still believe in is love.”

“Let it hurt then let it go.” – r.h. Sin

“I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.”

“The doors to other dimensions are open.”

“Always be kinder than you feel.”

“Arguing with a fool proves there are two.” – Doris M. Smith

“Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.”

“What defines us is how well we rise after falling.” – Zig Zaglar

“Don’t trust everything you see, even salt looks like sugar.”

“Flower child, you’re about to blossom.”

Sad Aesthetic Quotes

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“Sad stories can awaken the right purpose in your heart.”

“Styles may change, details may come and go, but the broad demands of aesthetic judgment are permanent.” – Roger Scruton

“To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

“This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale

“You can call me overdramatic or overly sensitive but if something hurts, then it hurts.”

“What good are wings without the courage to fly.” – Atticus

“Live light. Travel light. Spread light. Be the light.” – Yogi Bhajan

“All the ridiculous love songs suddenly make sense after I met you.”

“The aesthetic can have its revenge upon ideology by revealing a power to complicate that is also a power to undermine.” – Murray Krieger

“When you’re talking about Tim Burton, you’re talking about a guy that has such a visual sense, an aesthetic, a storytelling style. It’s like he’s got his own genre.” – Jackie Earle Haley

“You may be one person to the world but you may also be the world to one person.” – Audrey Hepburn

“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates.” – Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

“The unknown is also the realm of infinite potential.” – Brianna Weist

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” – Amy Bloom

“What always seems miraculous is when aesthetic necessities yield an insight which otherwise I would have missed.” – Susan Griffin

“The power of nature is such that it’s what all art strives to be. The more we can get in tune with the harmony of the planet, the more our art can benefit from that relationship.” – Rick Rubin

“The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.” – Goldie Hawn

“Who am I to deserve such sights, to witness this splendor? Who am I to be the recipient of such excess? Thank you for trusting me with this color, this light. Thank you for reminding me, always, what lives behind the dark.” – Tyler Knott Gregson

“Whatever makes you feel the sun from the inside out. Chase that.”

“Show me what a people admire, and I will tell you everything about them that matters.” – Jack McDevitt

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”

“The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.” – Clairee Belcher (Olivia Dukakis)

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

“While we kept on dancing our souls delicately embraced.” – Laura Chouette

“Your vibe will make you fall in love with your vibe. Choose it wisely.”

“Any great art work … revives and re-adapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world – the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.” – Leonard Bernstein

“We are all born so beautiful. The greatest tragedy is being convinced we are not.” – Rupi Kaur

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

“I fell in love with R&B music at a young age. The energy and aesthetic of that genre strike an emotional chord with me.” – Sid Sriram

Deep Aesthetic Quotes

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“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.” – Stephen Chbosky

“Pleading with those eyes, it’s obvious what I’m meant to do. I embrace the beauty and kiss it deeply.” – Patrick Bryant

“I have silences buried so deeply, I weep when they blossom.” – Pavana Reddy

“Thank yourself for how far you have come. It hasn’t been easy.”

“All aesthetic judgment is really cultural evaluation.” – Susan Sontag

“After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well.” – Albert Einstein

“Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.” – Wassily Kandinsky

“Everything good is good because of the love it contains.” – John K. Brown

“I became aesthetically obsessed with language. And ‘literally artist’ – poet and novelist – is a calling. You are called to it the way preachers are called to preaching the gospel.”

“The problem with being the strongest one is that no one offers you a hand.” – m.t.”

“Dreaming is not merely an act of communication; it is also an aesthetic activity, a game of the imagination, a game that is a value in itself.” – Milan Kundera

“I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that, then I realized I am somebody.”

“Behind the aesthetic form lies the repressed harmony of sensuousness and reason.” – Herbert Marcuse

“A strong person is able to look at a challenge and give it a wink.”

“Fashion, for me, is anything that’s aesthetic and beautiful. Art, food, film. It’s something that I appreciate and really like.” – St. Vincent

“All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war.” – Walter Benjamin

“Back then, I was still just a fan of music. And to be a fan of music also meant to be a fan of cities, of places. Regionalism—and the creative scenes therein—played an essential role in the identification and contextualization of a sound or aesthetic.” – Carrie Brownstein

“A rich poet from Harvard has no sense in his mind, except the aesthetic.” – Beatrice Wood

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” – Sophia Loren

“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

“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” – Max Depree

“The more people explore the world, the more they realise in every country there’s a different aesthetic. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” – Helena Christensen

“You sat down next to me and I think I forgot how to breathe.”

“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.” – Alice Walker

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” – Elisabeth Kubler

“Refinement creates beauty everywhere: it is the grossness of the spectator that discovers nothing but grossness in the object.” – William Hazlitt

“Pleasure is by no means an infallible critical guide, but it is the least fallible.” – W. H. Auden

“The eye is the painter and the ear is the singer.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank

“All things exist in perfect duality with equal and opposite force. Your most daring dreams will strike fear in your heart in ways you’ve never known. Sometimes, this is not a sign to turn away but to keep walking.” – Brianna Weist

Cute Aesthetic Quotes

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“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.”

“Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.” – Christian Dior

“Happiness is a wave and comes in waves, weather the storm.”

“I do not trust easily. So when I tell you ‘I trust you’ please do not make me regret it.” – J. Cole

“’I believe in you.’ Words that water flowers.” – Michael Faudet

“Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man – the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“No risk, no story.”

“I always loved aesthetics. Not particularly fashion, but an idea of beauty.” – Miuccia Prada

“Having a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart. feel that? That’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t give up.”

“My well-known aesthetic sense, which is so obvious and personal, spontaneously spurs me to challenge myself with different disciplines.” – Giorgio Armani

“My mother always used to say: The older you get, the better you get, unless you’re a banana.” – Rose

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

“Good befalls us while we sleep, sometimes.” – Honoré de Balzac

“I don’t need to be so full of myself that I feel I am without flaw. I can feel beautiful and imperfect at the same time. I have a healthy relationship with my aesthetic insecurities.” – Lupita Nyong’o

“It is a mistake to let aesthetics drive your rational decision-making.” – Cory Doctorow

“In the world there exists no aesthetic plane, not even the aesthetic plane of goodness.” – Clarice Lispector

“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Feel what you need to feel and then let it go. Do not let it consume you.” – Dhiman

“I don’t pay attention to the world ending. It has ended for me many times and began again in the morning.” – Nayyirah Waheed

“Do not let people’s compliments get to your head, and do not let people’s criticism get to your heart.”

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

“People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long.”

“One day you will look back to see that all along, you were blooming.” – Morgan Harper Nichols

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even spiritual satisfaction.” – E. O. Wilson

“Let it light up something sacred inside you. Let it burn everything in the way.” – Brianna Weist

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” – Dr. Suess

“What is especially striking and remarkable is that in fundamental physics a beautiful or elegant theory is more likely to be right than a theory that is inelegant.” – Murray Gell-Mann

“Please don’t lose another precious moment distracted by the thought of who you could have been. There are no past potentials, only what was and what became of it; only what is and what soon will be.” – Brianna Weist

“The aesthetics aren’t merely a side note, they’re as important as anything else.” – Sylvain Neuvel

“I find beauty in the continual shaping of chaos which clearly embodies the primordial power of nature’s performance.” – Iris van Herpen

Positive Aesthetic Quotes

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“Beauty is the main positive form of the aesthetic assimilation of reality, in which the aesthetic ideal finds its direct expression.” – Karl Marx

“As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.” – Seamus Heaney

“Use your smile to change the world. Don’t let the world change your smile.” – Connor Franta

“My aesthetic is pretty classic. I like to keep things simple but appreciate the details.” – Jessica Jung

“More sunshine, more lemons, more sunsets, more bananas, more sunflowers, more yellow, more happiness.”

“Light has an evident, functional and aesthetic impact on our lives.” – Olafur Eliasson

“People accuse me of falling in love easily. It just means that I’m able to see the beauty in most of the people who cross paths with me and I appreciate it for what it is and also for what it isn’t. Love is imperfect. Falling for someone’s flaws is just as necessary as falling for their strengths.” – Ashly Lorenzana

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

“Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see.” – George W. Russell

“Let’s start with today, we can let forever come as slow as it wants.” – Tyler Knott Gregson

“I’m always interested in finding new aesthetic problems to deal with and challenge myself, even if the aesthetic problem is one of content.” – Stephen Shore

“I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic.” – Clive Howard Bell

“People define themselves aesthetically at a very young age.” – Thom Filicia

“One day you will listen to all the songs you used to love and you will understand why you found them so beautiful.” – Brianna Weist

“Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect. But it’s there for us, trying the best it can; that’s what makes it so damn beautiful.” – Hiromu Arakawa

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

“Never say goodbye, because saying goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting.” – Peter Pan

“Perfection is found in accepting your imperfections.” – Bridgett Devoue

“It’s just my aesthetic: to want to feel a bit undone, effortless but not without style.” – Yigal Azrouel

“If you see beauty in something, don’t wait for others to agree.”

“Leonardo Da Vinci combined art and science and aesthetics and engineering, that kind of unity is needed once again.” – Ben Shneiderman

“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

“The darkening of the world makes the irrationality of art rational: radically darkened art.” – Theodor W. Adorno

“If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind, too.”

“All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.” – John Ruskin

“A few nice words can help a person more than you think.”

“I’m attracted to the rag & bone aesthetic – classic and effortless with an edge.” – Haley Bennett

“If you add something to a painting, never let it be for aesthetic reasons. Only let it be for reasons of expression.” – Asger Jorn

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” – Steve Maraboli

“The line of beauty is the line of beauty. It doesn’t matter if it’s been through the Xerox machine a hundred times.” – Donna Tartt

“Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.” – Clive Bell

“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” – Richard Bach

“An artist’s concern is to capture beauty wherever he finds it.” – Kazuo Ishiguro

“I don’t pay attention to the world ending. It has ended for me many times and began again in the morning.” – Nayyirah Waheed

Aesthetic Quotes About Life

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“What comes from sorrow, watered by tears, grows something of beauty. A salt garden. And so this I leave behind. A harvest for those who find their way into my life and I into theirs.” – Cindy McCormick Martinusen

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.” – Louisa May

“Stop waiting for Friday. for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.”

“She hopes to capture every money of her life, so she can dance to her song.”

“Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups, and down, but that’s its beauty.” – Amit Ray

“Life is abundant, and life is beautiful. And it’s a good place that we’re all in, you know, on this earth, if we take care of it.” – Alice Walker

“Wake up and live a happy life.”

“Two things to remember in life. Take care of your thoughts when you’re alone and your words when you’re with people.”

“It’s hard to combine a simple life with a love of aesthetics.” – Marty Rubin

“In the life of the individual, an aesthetic sensibility is both more authentic and more commendable than a political or religious one.” – Tom Robbins

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only life can do that. Hate can not drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“But those who seek only reassurance from life will never be more than tourists—seeing everything and trying to possess what can only be felt. Beauty is the shadow of imperfection.” – Simon Van Booy

“Even a colour-sense is more important, in the development of the individual, than a sense of right and wrong. Aesthetics, in fact, are to Ethics in the sphere of conscious civilisation, what, in the sphere of the external world, sexual is to natural selection. Ethics, like natural selection, make existence possible. Aesthetics, like sexual selection, make life lovely and wonderful, fill it with new forms, and give it progress, and variety and change.” – Oscar Wilde

“I don’t think I have a sense of fashion. But I do have an aesthetic, which I feel is an offshoot of me working in the design industry. For example, if I am mixing and matching prints on my sofas and cushion covers, I tend to do that with my wardrobe as well.” – Twinkle Khanna

“Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.” – Paul Rand

“Creating is about sharing ideas, sharing aesthetics, sharing what you believe in with other people.” – Shepard Fairey

“The aesthetic, as I understand it, is really about the way in which we understand beauty and speak and think about beauty.” – Kwame Dawes

“I really just want to be the warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love.”

“Design is about the betterment of our lives poetically, aesthetically, experientially, sensorially, and emotionally.” – Karim Rashid

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” – Oscar Wilde

“Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers… What we call art is a game.” – Octavio Paz

“Appreciate the aesthetic and creativity of the nature and be grateful for being part of it.” – M.F. Moonzajer

“We all appreciated a certain aesthetic, and with that appreciation came a certain stylized presence.” – Amber Heard

“And like the moon, we must go through phases of emptiness to feel full again.”

“There’s no specific aesthetic other than a sense of the beautiful itself, I suppose.” – Kristoffer Rygg

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