Positive Aesthetic Quotes

positive aesthetic quotes

Positive aesthetic quotes are quotations and sayings that are intended to uplift, inspire, and motivate individuals. They provide wisdom and insight into life’s most challenging moments, while also reminding us of the beauty and potential of our own lives. Aesthetic quotes are often used in artwork, tattoos, and self-care routines to help people find a sense of inner peace and positivity.

In today’s world, it can be difficult to stay positive and motivated. We are constantly bombarded with negative messages and images, and it can be easy to become discouraged. But positive aesthetic quotes can help us to stay focused on the good things in life and remember that we have the power to create our own happiness.

Positive aesthetic quotes can be found in many places. They can be found in books, magazines, websites, and even on social media. In addition to providing words of encouragement, aesthetic quotes often feature beautiful artwork and photography that inspire us to live life to its fullest.

One of the most well-known positive aesthetic quotes is, “The best view comes after the hardest climb.” This quote reminds us that our struggles are worth it, and that the reward for hard work can be great. It also encourages us to keep pushing forward and to never give up.

Another popular positive aesthetic quote is, “Be the light in the darkness.” This quote reminds us that we have the power to make a difference in the world, no matter how dark it may seem. This quote is often used to inspire people to take action and make a positive impact on their communities.

Positive aesthetic quotes can be used in many different ways. They can be used to brighten someone’s day, to motivate them to take action, or to remind them of the beauty of life. They can also be used as part of a self-care routine, or to help someone get through a difficult time.

No matter how you choose to use positive aesthetic quotes, they are sure to bring a little bit of light and joy into your life. They can help us to stay positive and motivated, and to remember the beauty of our own lives. So, take a few moments to read some positive aesthetic quotes and find the ones that speak to you. With their help, you can stay focused on the positive and create your own happiness.

“A six-week trip to China in 1973 convinced me—if I needed convincing—that the autonomy of the aesthetic is something to be protected, and cherished, as indispensable nourishment to intelligence. But a decade-long residence in the 1960s, with its inexorable conversion of moral and political radicalisms into “style,” has convinced me of the perils of over- generalizing the aesthetic view of the world.”

Susan Sontag

“A taste for ostentation is rarely associated in the same souls with a taste for honesty”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“According to this view, all that matters to art appreciation is beauty of form. The logical extreme of aestheticism turns out to be homicidal art.”

John McAteer

“Aesthetic criticism returns us to the autonomy of imaginative literature and the sovereignty of the solitary soul, the reader not as a person in society but as the deep self, our ultimate inwardness.”

Harold Bloom

“Aesthetic detachment will not stop the suffering of desire nor will the agonies of the boudoir cure the desire of suffering.”

David Hosford

“Aesthetic sense is the twin of one’s instinct for self-preservation and is more reliable than ethics.”

Joseph Brodsky

“Aesthetic value emanates from the struggle between texts: in the reader, in language, in the classroom, in arguments within a society. Aesthetic value rises out of memory, and so (as Nietzsche saw) out of pain, the pain of surrendering easier pleasures in favour of much more difficult ones… Successful literary works are achieved anxieties, not releases from anxieties.”

Harold Bloom

“Aestheticism is the garbage of intuitive feeling.”

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich

“Aesthetics have substantial political consequences. How one views oneself as beautiful or not beautiful or desirable or not desirable has deep consequences in terms of one’s feelings of self-worth and one’s capacity to be a political agent.”

Cornel West

“All aesthetic judgment is really cultural evaluation.”

Susan Sontag

“An artist’s concern is to capture beauty wherever he finds it.”

Kazuo Ishiguro

“Appreciate the aesthetic and creativity of the nature and be grateful for being part of it.”

M.F. Moonzajer

“Around the world, men and women who are blessed with beauty are like tower clocks: though they are few, they hardly escape people’s notice.”

Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

“Art becomes so specialized as to be comprehensible only to artists, and they complain bitterly of public indifference to their work. Competition arises. The wild battle for success becomes more and more material. Small groups who have fought their way to the top of the chaotic world of art and picture-making entrench themselves in the territory they have won. The public, left far behind, looks on bewildered, loses interest and turns away.”

Wassily Kandinsky

“Art is not there for us to enjoy, art is there is to save our life.”

Neel Burton

“Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.”

Alfred North Whitehead

“Art is the social antithesis of society, not directly deducible from it.”

Theodor W. Adorno

“Art is what appeals to the a priori.”

Raheel Farooq

“At last everything was satisfactorily arranged, and I could not help admiring the setting: these mingled touches betrayed on a small scale the inspiration of a poet, the research of a scientist, the good taste of an artist, the gourmet’s fondness for good food, and the love of flowers, which concealed in their delicate shadows a hint of the love of women”

August Strindberg

“Autumn is a poem – while you fall for everything, you remember that there is something worth dying for.”

Laura Chouette

“Beauty exists merely in the mind which contemplates things; and each mind perceives a different beauty; and every individual ought to acquiesce in his own sentiment, without pretending to regulate those of others.”

David Hume

“Beauty if truly experienced is tragedy.”

Syed Buali Gillani

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”

Sophia Loren

“Beauty is immortal.”

Syed Buali Gillani

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”

Oscar Wilde

“Bread cannot feed the addicts of beauty.”

Raheel Farooq

“But neither art nor aesthetics is alone in being doomed to this melancholy destiny of living not beyond their means, but beyond their ends.”

Jean Baudrillard

“Camp taste is a kind of love, love for human nature. It relishes, rather than judges, the little triumphs and awkward intensities of “character.” ― Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag

“Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.”

Wassily Kandinsky

“Desire for beauty will endure and undermine the desire for truth.”

Richard O. Prum

“Everything good is good because of the love it contains.”

John K. Brown

“Fascism is fundamentally and at bottom an aesthetic conception, and… It is your function as creators of beautiful things to portray with the greatest efficacy the sublime beauty and inevitable reality of the Fascist ideal.”

Louis de Bernières

“Fiction is as useful as truth, for giving us matter, upon which to exercise the judgment of value.”

G.E. Moore

“Girls have always been told that their value is tied to their appearance; their accomplishments are always magnified if they’re pretty and diminished if they’re not. Even worse, some girls get the message that they can get through life relying on just their looks, and then they never develop their minds. […] Being pretty is fundamentally a passive quality; even what you work at it, you’re working at being passive.”

Ted Chiang

“God’s pleasure the beauty creation possesses in his regard underlies the distinct being of creation, and so beauty is the first and truest word concerning all that appears within being; beauty is the showing of what is; God looked upon what he had wrought and saw that it was good.”

David Bentley Hart

“Had you asked me then, I would have told you it was aesthetic, that I wished to understand death in stages. That the death of an animal yielded such pleasure and experience to me that I had only begun to understand it, and wished to save the experience of human death for my mature understanding. But it was moral. Because all aesthetic decisions are moral, really.”

Anne Rice

“He had never believed that spirituality had to be anemic or aesthetic.”

Irving Stone

“Henceforth, toys are chemical in substance and colour; their very material introduces one to a coenaethesis of use, not pleasure. These toys die in fact very quickly, and once dead, they have no posthumous life for the child.”

Roland Barthes

“High standards generally – about workmanship and creation of objects, about what is owed in friendship, about the quality of art and much else – far from being snobbish, are required to maintain decency in life.”

Joseph Epstein

“How convenient it is to declare that everything is totally ugly within the habit of the époque, rather than applying oneself to extract from it the dark and cryptic beauty, however faint and invisible it is.”

Charles Baudelaire

“Human impotence necessitates art.”

Teufel Damon

“I became an artist because I wanted to be an active participant in the conversation about art.”

Kamand Kojouri

“I have been using art as a means to the emotions of life and reading into it the ideas of life.”

Clive Bell

“I love the waves of your lips the symmetries of your eyes the gazes the smiles”


“I think it’s more accurate to think of aesthetics as a key ingredient in a recipe, as opposed to the icing on the cake.”

Stephen P. Anderson

“I think my show was more beautiful. Like, it would have made for prettier pictures on Insta. But now, we’re gonna have way better memes.”

Carlos Hernandez

“I think that’s what art is: art is communication made in the hope that interesting miscommunications will arise.”

Misha Glouberman

“I want to say something about bad writing. I’m proud of my bad writing. Everyone is so intelligent lately, and stylish. Great. I am proud of Philip Guston’s bad painting, I am proud of Baudelaire’s mamma’s boy goo goo misery. Sometimes the lurid or shitty means having a heart, which’s something you have to try to have. Excellence nowadays is too general and available to be worth prizing: I am interested in people who have to find strange and horrible ways to just get from point a to point b.”

Ariana Reines

“I’d discovered that the range of beauty in breasts is wide; while one should never lightly say that a pair is ugly, one can easily say that a pair of breasts is beautiful. Hedgehogs are beautiful sometimes; so are baby pigs.”

Mo Yan

“Ideally a painter (and, generally, an artist) should not become conscious of his insights: without taking the detour through his conscious reflection, his progressive steps, mysterious even to himself, should enter so swiftly into the work that he is unable to recognize them in the moment of transition.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

“If I was asked to get rid of the Zen aesthetic and just keep one quality necessary to create art, I would say it’s trust. When you learn to trust yourself implicitly, you no longer need to prove something through your art. You simply allow it to come out, to be as it is. This is when creating art becomes effortless. It happens just as you grow your hair. It grows.”

John Daido Loori

“If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without ascending it, the work would have been permitted.”

Franz Kafka

“In a Fisherian world, animals are slaves to evolutionary fashion, evolving extravagant and arbitrary displays and tastes that are all “meaningless”; they do not involve anything other than perceived qualities.” ― Richard O. Prum

Richard O. Prum

“In a single wave of meaning the triumphant purity of being.”

Boris Pasternak

“In here, Phryne, is the nursery. Do you like babies? Phryne laughed. No, not at all. they are not aesthetic like a puppy or a kitten. In fact, they always look drunk to me. look at that one you’d swear he had been hitting the gin.”

Kerry Greenwood

“In simple words, ‘Beauty’ is what gladdens the heart. Neither a symmetrical face nor a shapely body – If the sight of you generates happiness, you’re beautiful.”

Adeel Ahmed Khan

“In so far as the mind sees things in their eternal aspect, it participates in eternity.”

Baruch de Spinoza

“In the life of the individual, an aesthetic sensibility is both more authentic and more commendable than a political or religious one.”

Tom Robbins

“In the past an artist produced things that were necessary socially; they were instruments, albeit of a special kind, that helped the dead reach eternity, spells to be cast, prayers to be liturgically fleshed… The aesthetic component of those instruments enhanced their function but was never central, never an independent, nonutilitarian thing.”

Stanisław Lem

“In the psychology of aesthetics, there is a name for the moment between the anxiety of confronting something new and the satisfying click of understanding it. It is called an ‘aesthetic aha.”

Derek Thompson

“In the world there exists no aesthetic plane, not even the aesthetic plane of goodness.”

Clarice Lispector

“Is the world really beautified by the fact that man thinks it beautiful? He has humanized it, that is all.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is with this movement, with the passage and dissolution of impressions, images, sensations, that analysis leaves off—that continual vanishing away, that strange, perpetual weaving and unweaving of ourselves.”

Walter Pater

“It seems to me that a pleasurable Contemplation of Beauty has certainly an immeasurably greater value than mere Consciousness of Pleasure.”

G.E. Moore

“It’s better to have a hunger and appreciation for beauty than to be merely beautiful. In the end, life is richer that way. She may learn that.”

Susan Vreeland

“It’s hard to combine a simple life with a love of aesthetics.”

Marty Rubin

“Japanese aesthetics (in contrast to Western aesthetics) is more concerned with process than with product, with the actual construction of a self than with self-expression.”

Donald Ritchie

“Let a thing be but a sort of punctual surprise, like the first cache of violets in March, let it be delicate, painted and gratuitous, hinting that the Creator is solely occupied with aesthetic considerations, and combines disparate objects simply because they look so well together, and that thing will admirably fill the role of a flower.”

Hope Mirrlees

“Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted. Industrial societies turn their citizens into image-junkies; it is the most irresistible form of mental pollution.”

Susan Sontag

“No man sings as beautifully as when his song is accompanied by a woman’s voice.”

Roman Payne

“Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect. But it’s there for us, trying the best it can; that’s what makes it so damn beautiful.”

Hiromu Arakawa

“Our sole concern with the long dead is aesthetic.”

James Branch Cabell

“People are nice to me because of how I like, and part of me likes that, but part of me feels guilty because I haven’t done anything to deserve it.”

Ted Chiang

“People who insist upon dressing casually also want to think casually. And in a fallen world, thinking casually means being wrong more often than not.”

Douglas Wilson

“Pleading with those eyes, it’s obvious what I’m meant to do. I embrace the beauty and kiss it deeply.”

Patrick Bryant

“Refinement creates beauty everywhere: it is the grossness of the spectator that discovers nothing but grossness in the object.”

William Hazlitt

“Rules of taste enforce structures of power.”

Susan Sontag

“Seeing is metamorphosis, not mechanism.”

James Elkins

“Show me what a people admire, and I will tell you everything about them that matters.”

Jack McDevitt

“Some models are actually very weird-looking.”

A.D. Aliwat

“Styles may change, details may come and go, but the broad demands of aesthetic judgement are permanent.”

Roger Scruton

“The ability to live a sensual lifestyle signals that an individual has become adept at overcoming the constraints of daily life and has entered into a privileged world where the key to entry is no longer the functional, but the aesthetic, the decadent, the passionate.”

Lebo Grand

“The aesthetic can have its revenge upon ideology by revealing a power to complicate that is also a power to undermine.”

Murray Krieger

“The aesthetics aren’t merely a side note, they’re as important as anything else.”

Sylvain Neuvel

“The answer to these questions is tied to the public’s attitude about suicide. For many people, suicide is morally reprehensible. It’s against their religion, or against their culture, or contrary to their personal values. Like other unpleasant subjects – incest, disease, discrimination – it’s avoided.”

John Bateson

“The beautiful is as useful as the useful… Perhaps more so.”

Victor Hugo

“The beauty of the subject often deceives us into thinking that someone is a great photographer.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“The big secret about art is that no one wants it to be true.”

Adam Phillips

“The darkening of the world makes the irrationality of art rational: radically darkened art.”

Theodor W. Adorno

“The flower is strong in its beauty as it can be forgotten, set aside, or destroyed. The ambitious do not know beauty. The feeling of essence is beauty.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The great has terror for its basis… The beautiful is founded on mere positive pleasure…”

Edmund Burke

“The historical division between the beautiful and the sublime indicates that an aesthetic experience is not necessarily linked to beauty, but can also be induced by the unpleasant, unbalanced, distorted, or even hideous.”

Kristine H. Harper

“The ideal of “working exactly” is also inherent in the historical disciplines. Art historians pursue it, above all, in order to avoid the baleful contact with aesthetics; and often exert themselves merely to say what happened after what– and nothing more than that.”

Heinrich Wölfflin

“The line of beauty is the line of beauty. It doesn’t matter if it’s been through the Xerox machine a hundred times.”

Donna Tartt

“The local is the only universal, upon that all art is built.”

John Dewey

“The machine aesthetic bought something familiar to modern experience, but remote from architecture, to bear on modern architecture.”

Robin Evans

“The philosophical attitudes of awe and wonder of the Ancient Greeks and the Enlightenment Philosophy of Kant have been inverted into the “modern” moods of terror and boredom.” ― Michael R.D. James

Michael R.D. James

“The philosophical study of beauty, art, and the splendor of nature nurtures a person’s fertile mind by exposing a person to the puzzling world of the beautiful, elegant, ugly, and grotesque. Human beings ability to experience sublime pleasure emanates from a variety of sensory experiences and a person’s ability to make discriminatory observations and judgment in taste and sentiment.”

Kilroy J. Oldster

“The starry sky began to shine, when assigned night spread with its ‘moon lamp’ for all of the wistful thoughts, lay below the tormented Earth’s nocturnal light and those splendid visions caught my pounding spirits.”

Nithin Purple

“The value of a work of art cannot ultimately turn on the more or less of its subservience to ideology; for painting can be grandly subservient to the half-truths of the moment, doggedly servile, and yet be no less intense.”

T.J. Clark

“There is a sort of aesthetic poverty about conservatism”

Alan Hollinghurst

“There is an expression in Japanese that says that someone who makes things of poor quality is in fact worse than a thief because he doesn’t make things that will last or provide true satisfaction. A thief at least redistributes the wealth of a society.”

Andrew Juniper

“There is none more beautiful than the lover of beauty.”

Raheel Farooq

“There was a product which seemed attractive, expensive, portable, beautiful and simple. Everybody talked about its beauty but they bought it for it’s simplicity.”

Amit Kalantri

“There’s something wrong with any art that makes a woman all bust”

Djuna Barnes

“They walked on rather aimlessly. He hoped she wouldn’t notice he was touched, because he wouldn’t have known how to explain why. Here lay the great discrepancy between aesthetic truth and sleazy reality.”

Patrick White

“To speak of sparing anything because it is beautiful is to waste one’s breath and incur ridicule in the bargain. The aesthetic sense- the power to enjoy through the eye, and the ear, and the imagination- is just as important a factor in the scheme of human happiness as the corporeal sense of eating and drinking; but there has never been a time when the world would admit it.”

John Van Dyke

“To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.”

Arthur Conan Doyle

“We are living in a moment where we have broken the equilibrium of the planet. We are not paying attention to our intuitive side. We only pay attention to our reason. We have become an urban animal”

Sebastião Salgado

“We do not dislike everything that shines, but we do prefer a pensive lustre to a shallow brilliance, a murky light that, whether in a stone or an artifact, bespeaks a sheen of antiquity… we do love things that bear the marks of grime, soot, and weather, and we love the colours and the sheen that call to mind the past that made them.”

Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates.”

Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

“We pay a small fortune for a variegated monstera whose epidermis is unevenly colored. However, we pay a small fortune for skin creams that promise to make our epidermis evenly colored.”

Khang Kijarro Nguyen

“We should worry again about the connection between play-starved education and eroded mechanisms for political debate, if worry can lead beyond deadlocks. Too often, academic essays pursue analysis and critique but stop short of speculation about remedies, as if intellectual work excluded an element of creativity. In fact, essays that remain risk-averse miss the potential of the genre to “assay,” or try out, ideas.” ― Doris Sommer

Doris Sommer

“We want people to represent us in politics—and in love and economics too. When people represent us fully, they are ourselves and are not ourselves. When an object is simultaneously the same as and different from the person concerned with it—or considering it—aesthetics is there.”

Eli Siegel

“What cannot be borne in reality, becomes a source of pleasure when it is transposed into the visual and somatic fiction of the dramatic spectacle.”

Claude Calame

“What finite beings say about transcendence is the semblance of transcendence; but as Kant well knew, it is a necessary semblance. Hence the incomparable metaphysical relevance of the rescue of semblance, the object of esthetics.”

Theodor W. Adorno

“What is especially striking and remarkable is that in fundamental physics a beautiful or elegant theory is more likely to be right than a theory that is inelegant.”

Murray Gell-Mann

“What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.”

Susan Sontag

“What is the aesthetician but a mule hitched to the times?”

Kenneth Koch

“When you watch Olympic athletes in competition, does your self-esteem plummet? Of course not. On the contrary, you feel wonder and admiration; you’re inspired that such exceptional individuals exist. So why can’t we feels the same way about beauty?”

Ted Chiang

“With the plundered people transferring their energies into relaxed and receptive thoughts, degradation and lust for power produced art.”

Peter Weiss

“Writing is a series of verbal suggestions designed to provoke a psychological reaction and an aesthetic experience.”

Stewart Stafford

“Your skin has a memory. In ten, twenty, thirty years from now, your skin will show the results of how it was treated today. So treat it kindly and with respect.”

Jana Elston

“You’re a beautiful boy, Clay, but that’s about it.”

Bret Easton Ellis

Aesthetics have substantial political consequences. How one views oneself as beautiful or not beautiful or desirable or not desirable has deep consequences in terms of one’s feelings of self-worth and one’s capacity to be a political agent.

Cornel West

Any great art wor… Revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world – the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.”

Leonard Bernstein

I hate that aesthetic game of the eye and the mind, played by these connoisseurs, these mandarins who “appreciate” beauty. What is beauty, anyway? There’s no such thing. I never “appreciate,” any more than I “like.” I love, or I hate.

Pablo Picasso

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

Earl Nightigale

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naiveté rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man – the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.

Audrey Hepburn

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.


To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.


Aesthetic is a term that refers to the study of beauty and its appreciation. It encompasses a wide range of topics and areas of study, including art, architecture, fashion, literature, film, and music. In recent years, the concept of positive aesthetic has become increasingly popular. Positive aesthetic is the idea of creating a positive environment in which to work, live, and play.

Positive aesthetic encompasses the idea that beauty and aesthetics can provide a positive impact on our lives. This means that the spaces, objects, and experiences that we encounter should be designed with the intention of creating a positive, uplifting, and inspiring environment. This can be achieved through the use of color, texture, and design elements that all work together to create a positive atmosphere.

The concept of positive aesthetic is closely related to concepts such as biophilia and biophilic design. Biophilia is the idea that humans have an innate connection to nature and that our environment should be designed to reflect that connection. This includes the use of natural materials, colors, and textures, as well as natural elements such as plants and water. By incorporating elements of nature into the design, it can create a peaceful and calming atmosphere that encourages creativity and productivity.

In addition to biophilia, positive aesthetic also takes into account the importance of social and cultural elements when creating a positive environment. This includes things like creating spaces that are easy to navigate and that promote communication and collaboration. This can be done through the use of comfortable seating, open areas, and plenty of natural light.

Positive aesthetic also encourages the use of art and design elements that are meaningful, uplifting, and inspiring. This can include the use of artwork, sculptures, and other elements that evoke positive emotions. This type of design can also promote creativity and self-expression, allowing people to express themselves in a positive and uplifting way.

Overall, positive aesthetic has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more people strive to create an environment that is uplifting and inspiring. By incorporating elements of biophilia, social and cultural elements, and art, designers can create a space that is conducive to positive emotions and productivity.