friendship, Bill Clinton
quotes with the word "ugliness"
I love America too much, am too invested in what this country has become, too committed to its institutions, its beauty, and even its ugliness, to focus entirely on the circumstances of its birth. But neither can I brush aside the magnitude of the injustice done, or erase the ghosts of generations past, or ignore the open wound, the aching spirit, that ails this country still.
The Audacity of Hope (2006) p. 96-97
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.
A Modern Utopia (1905) Ch. 3, sect. 8
H. G. Wells
Let me look at the foulness and ugliness of my body. Let me see myself as an ulcerous sore running with every horrible and disgusting poison.
Spiritual Exercises (1548) No. 58
And, after all, what is a fashion? From the artistic point of view, it is usually a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Literary and Other Notes I, Woman's World (November 1887)
One man's justice is another's injustice; one man's beauty another's ugliness; one man's wisdom another's folly.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ugliness is trivial, the monstrous is terrible.
Confessions of a Young Man (1886) Ch. 3
George Moore (novelist)
What they were doing with governors was rewarding the governors who they believe get their job done and don't engage in all this partisan bickering and ugliness, but they work together with their legislatures, whether they're of the same party or a different party . . . That's what I think is really rewarded. People are so tired of the gridlock and the ugliness in Washington. They want to see things get done.
I thought he was smart, thoughtful, hardworking, demanding (but not harshly so), confident (but not overly so), relentlessly practical, and relatively indifferent to short-term political costs. He did his homework. He listened. He delegated. Some found him distant, but I saw him show plenty of warmth and emotion and dry humor . . . He wasn't paralyzed by the ugliness of choices or the prospect of criticism. He handled adversity remarkably well, which was fortunate, because he faced a lot of it.
I've been offered many witches over the years, starting when I was 40, and I said no to all of them. But this was really fun because it played with the notion of what witches mean. They represented age and ugliness and scary powers we don't understand. So here's my opportunity to say, here's what you wish for when you're getting old.
May God strike me dead if I ever had sex wit that man #ugliness . . . He's sick and in dire need of rehab. #Love.
Being provoked by this aforementioned strong woman and considering how liberating of bulls--t and ugliness it would be not only get rid of the guns I have in the continental United States but also to destroy them, Jeff Koons and I had a chat the other day.
At home, much of nation still suffers . . . Dr. Martin Luther King spoke of two Americas. He described them as 'two starkly different American experiences that exist side by side.' In one America people experienced 'the opportunity of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in all its dimensions.' In the other America people experienced a 'daily ugliness' that dashes hope and leaves only 'the fatigue of despair.'
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