Quotes by symmetry
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Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once, and so there will be no unity and completeness.
American academic and social critic 1947-
Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
English essayist 1775-1834
Borrowers of books - those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
Saint Lucian poet and playwright, winner Nobel Prize in Literature 1930-2017
Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art.Source: Collected Letters (1926-195007)
Louis de Bernieres
British novelist 1954-
Symmetry is for God, not for us.Source: Kapitein Corelli's mandoline (1994) 257
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
Symmetry is what we see at a glance; based on the fact that there is no reason for any difference...Source: Pensees (1669)
American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
The nearest approach I have ever seen to the symmetry of ancient sculpture was among the Arab tribes of Ethiopia. Our Saxon race can supply the athlete, but not the Apollo.
English poet 1757-1827
Tiger, tiger burning bright,
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry.
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
What makes a regiment of soldiers a more noble object of view than the same mass of mob? Their arms, their dresses, their banners, and the art and artificial symmetry of their position and movements.
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