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Elaine Scarry
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"Beauty prompts a copy of itself."
p. 4

"Somewhat better luck is achieved if you ask people (friends, students) to describe an error they have made about beauty."
p. 9

"Beauty always takes place in the particular, and if there are no particulars, the chances of seeing it go down."
p. 13

"Something beautiful fills the mind yet invites the search for something beyond itself, something larger or something of the same scale with which it needs to be brought into relation."
p. 21

"But we soon found ourselves also turning backward, for the beautiful faces and songs that lift us forward onto new ground keep calling out to us as well, inciting us to rediscover and recover them in whatever new thing gets made."
p. 31

"[C]onversation about the beauty of these things has been banished, so that we coinhabit the space of these objects (even putting them inside us, learning them...

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