"Beauty is everlasting And dust is for a time."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Marianne Moore on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Marianne Moore 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."Marianne Moore on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Marianne Moore 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."Marianne Moore on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads."
"Poetry is all nouns and verbs."
"I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it."
"As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust."