22 January 2010



 "Beauty can be isolating."
Richard Avedon

GRETA GARBO "Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening."

GRACE KELLY "Other women looked on me as a rival. And it pained me a great deal."

MERLE OBERON  "Without security it is difficult for a woman to look or feel beautiful."

of MARELLA AGNELLI Capote said "If they were both in Tiffany's window, Marella would be more expensive."(the other 'they' being Babe Paley.)

Pauline de Rothschild "Elegance. The most fleeting, intractable of qualities. It can be increased, but rarely bought outright."

 James Lees-Milne said of DIANA MITFORD her beauty was "the closest to Botticelli's Venus that I have ever seen."

PAUL NEWMAN "You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: 'Holy Christ, whaddya know - I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career."

GARY COOPER “The general consensus seems to be that I don't act at all”

Giorgi Armani said of TINA CHOW " Tina had an innate elegance and never needed any designer to do anything for her. Rather she did a lot for us."

DONYALE LUNA "Back in Detroit I wasn't considered beautiful or anything but here I'm different"

 in NO particular order-



  1. Beautiful women/men and amazing quotes!! Diana Mosely's beauty is quite stunning. Also, the way she walked. One day when she was walking in Paris, one of her old acquaintence, who was walking behind her remembered that was her. Even in her old age, her beauty is undiminished. She is surrounded by the fans. Among them is a young French writer Jean-Noel Liaut (http://www.jeannoel-liaut.com/)

  2. I have always been enchanted by the beauty of Paul Newman. But that photograph of Diana Mitford! Breathtaking.

  3. Two of my favorite things - beautiful imagery and wonderful quotes. It was glorious placement to showcase one beautiful woman after another and then to feature the most beautiful of men who ever roamed this fair earth (among others - Cary comes to mind)-- Paul Newman. Upon his death, David Eddelstein of the NYT wrote: He was the closest thing we’ve had in a movie star to a saint—and probably he’d say that was the dumbest thing he’d ever heard, which as far as I’m concerned is more proof."

    A breathtaking and (I would think) arduous compilation. Beautifully rendered.

  4. a stunning list this has been a true pleasure to follow. well done



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