“Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of art”, Wilde (The Decay of Lying).
“Beauty is truth, truth is beauty, -that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know”, John Keans (Ode on a Grecian Urn).
“One of the greatest problems of art -perhaps the greatest- is that truth is not beauty, beauty not truth. Nor is it all we need to know", John Simon.
"For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so, because it serenely disdains to destroy us", Rainer Maria Rilke (Duino Elegies).
“Que tu viennes du ciel ou de l’enfer, qu’importe, o beauté!”, Baudelaire (Hymne à la beauté)