"Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Ambrose Bierce on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Ambrose Bierce on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Ambrose Bierce on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Ambrose Bierce on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Ambrose Bierce on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age."
"Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age."
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret."
"Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic."
"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."