This collection of quotes is enabledaestheticsand appreciating the beauty of people, nature, things and life in general.
What does "aesthetics" mean?
Aesthetics is often defined as the qualities of a thing or person that bring pleasure to the senses. It can also be some kind of style, concept or influence.
The concept of aesthetics has been around for centuries and has been debated by some of the most renowned philosophers in history. Plato, Aristotle, Kant and Hegel are just a few of the thinkers who have written on the subject.
However, aesthetics isn't just about art or how something looks - it's also about how it makes you who you arefeel. It involves all the senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting. The associations it evokes in you and the feelings that come up when you see or experience it.
Aesthetic experiences are found in many different forms—both in the natural world and in the man-made world. A beautiful sunset, a snow-capped mountain, a blooming flower, a work of art, a piece of music, a cozy blanket—all of these things can bring us aesthetic pleasure.
Short aesthetic quotes
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." Confucius
"Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic." Oscar Wilde
"For the existence of art, for every kind of aesthetic activity, a certain physiological prerequisite is indispensable: intoxication." Friedrich Nietzsche
"In order for you to get a good night's sleep, the aesthetic, the quality has to pull through all the way." Steve Jobs
“It is not enough to see and know the beauty of a work. We need to feel it and be affected by it.” Voltaire
“I want big ideas to have aesthetic relevance. I want to stimulate people's intellectual sensibility and instill a sense of wonder.” Jason Silva
"It's time for parents to teach young people early on that there is beauty and strength in diversity." Maja Angelou
"All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war." Walther Benjamin
"Nothing is perfect, the world is not perfect. But it is there for us and tries its best; that makes it so damn beautiful.” Hiromu Arakawa
"An artist's concern is to capture beauty wherever he finds it." Kazuo Ishiguro
“I have always attached great importance to aesthetics and optics. I truly believe that a picture is worth a thousand words and that fashion and glamor have the power to transport and transform.” Violet Tschachki
Aesthetic quotes about life
"Nature is the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even spiritual satisfaction." E. O. Wilson
"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the little child and the smiling faces. Smell the rain and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest and fight for your dreams." Ashley Smith
“Our culture's obsession with vintage objects has left us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart. They want a chaser of emotions with their aesthetic.” Sloane Crosley
"Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game." Octavio Paz
“The fact that the colors evolved in the flower to attract insects for pollination is interesting; This means that insects can see the colors. That adds a question: Does this aesthetic sense that we have exist in lower life forms as well?” Richard P. Feynman
“When a work of art is rich and vibrant and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those who appeal to ethics more than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will terrify the cowardly, and the unclean will see in it their own shame.” Oscar Wilde
"A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is an important connection to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational and economic legacy - all the things that literally make us who we are." Steve Berry
"The more we see things around us - even the beautiful and wonderful things - the more invisible they become to us. That's why we often take the beauty of this world for granted: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds—even the ones we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.” Joseph B. Wirthlin
"I'm not creating a fashion-forward aesthetic... I'm creating a style based on life." Issey Miyake
“The difference between a gallery and a museum is enormous. The gallery is about looking at something beautiful; The purpose of the activity is an aesthetic response. The museum is really about the object that immerses you in someone else's life.” Neil MacGregor
Positive aesthetic quotes
"Beauty is how you feel inside and it's reflected in your eyes. It's not physical.” Sophia Loren
"Joy of life is a woman's best cosmetics." Rosalind Russel
"There's no definition of beauty, but when you see someone's spirit coming through, something inexplicable, that's beautiful to me." Liv Tyler
“Beauty is power; a smile is his sword.” John Ray
“The aesthetic came along, I think, just by experimenting and touring and trying things on stage, having fun and not taking it too seriously. If I had a ball gown at home, I would wear it on stage. If I could find something in a charity store, I would wear it. That's where it came from – just wanting to play dress up.” Florence Welch
“I have always loved fashion and clothes. Not because I think this is a place for women, but because aesthetics are important to me. I like art; I like going to art museums, and for me these things are just manifestations of my own aesthetic sense.” Leila Janah
“For me, fashion is everything that is aesthetic and beautiful. art, food, film. That's something I appreciate and really like.” St. Vincent
Aesthetic Quotes for Instagram
Instagramis a great place to post a short caption about aesthetics – alongside a beautiful, inspirational image, of course.
Here are some examples of aesthetic quotes you can use on Instagram:
"If the path is beautiful, we don't ask where it leads." Anatole France
"Think of all the beauty that is left around you and be happy." Anne Frank
"All art is only imitation of nature." Seneca
"Art is not what you see, but what you let others see." Edgar Degas
"Beauty is truth, truth is beauty", John Keats
"The purpose of art is to wash from our souls the dust of daily life." Pablo Picasso
“We live in a wonderful world full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can experience if we only seek them with open eyes.” Jawaharlal Nehru
"The soul that sees beauty can sometimes walk alone." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The best thing about beauty is what no picture can express." Franz Speck
"Let's live for the beauty of our own reality." Karl Lamm
"Beauty in things exists in the mind that looks at them." David Hume
"There is no such thing as beauty cosmetics like happiness." Maria Mitchell
“There is no place that looks like Singapore; It's absolutely beautiful on a purely aesthetic level.” Lisa Freude
"You don't have a choice between fashion and aesthetics — you're in it whether you like it or not." A.A. Gil
“People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun shines, but when darkness falls their true beauty is revealed only when there is a light from within.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“I love the English aesthetic; In a way I feel it's close to my own, a beautiful mess; it's a powerful blend of past and present.” Alessandro Michele
“The more people explore the world, the more they realize that every country has a different aesthetic. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.” Helena Christensen
"Never miss an opportunity to see something beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take some time to appreciate the beauty in your life and it may make you feel happier and more fulfilled.
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