"Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Gerard Manley Hopkins on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Gerard Manley Hopkins 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."Gerard Manley Hopkins on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Gerard Manley Hopkins 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."Gerard Manley Hopkins on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing."
"It is a happy thing that there is no royal road to poetry. The world should know by this time that one cannot reach Parnassus except by flying thither."