"The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Katherine Anne Porter on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Katherine Anne Porter 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."Katherine Anne Porter on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Katherine Anne Porter 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."Katherine Anne Porter on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it."