"The thought came to me that all one loves in art becomes beautiful. Beauty is nothing but the expression of the fact that something is being loved. Only thus could she be defined."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Robert Musil on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Robert Musil 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."Robert Musil on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Robert Musil 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."Robert Musil on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"All still lifes are actually paintings of the world on the sixth day of creation, when God and the world were alone together, without man!"