"By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Hannah Arendt on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Hannah Arendt 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."Hannah Arendt on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Hannah Arendt 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."Hannah Arendt on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious."
"This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst expect the best and take what comes."
"Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject."
"In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism."
"Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one."