2: A particular
theory or conception of beauty or art: a particular taste for or
approach to what is pleasing to the senses and especially sight.
3: Plural : a pleasing
appearance or effect : BEAUTY
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left
to add, but when there is nothing left to
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French
When I'm working on a problem, I never think
about beauty. I think only how to solve the
problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not
beautiful, I know it is wrong.
-- R. Buckminster Fuller
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
In school we used to argue
about "style" and "shiny design" and try to claim that all we cared
about was The Concept, and not having a cool style all one's own.
But I was in denial.
Nowadays, I'm a little more willing to admit
that I wish I had a cool style, all my own. Maybe it would be a
bad thing and I'd wish I could break out of it if I did have it.
Here's the proper wish, well-considered in advance of the genie...