"Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Cecil Beaton on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Cecil Beaton on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Cecil Beaton on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Cecil Beaton on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Cecil Beaton on Thomas Jefferson
"Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash."