"Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Derek Walcott on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Derek Walcott 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."Derek Walcott on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Derek Walcott 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."Derek Walcott on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself."