But Philip was impatient with himself; he called to mind his idea of the pattern of life: the unhappiness he had suffered was no more than part of a decoration which was elaborate and beautiful; he told himself strenuously that he must accept with gaiety everything, dreariness and excitement, pleasure and pain, because it added to the richness of the design.
I despair of the Republic Such dreariness, such whining sallow women, such utter absence of the amenities, such crass food, crass manners, crass landscape What a horror it is for a whole nation to be developing without the sense of beauty, and eating bananas for breakfast.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires.
Pubs aren't health clubs. To me, we're creating a suburban dreariness that would drive me mad.
Water ... which, though not absolutely necessary to a beautiful composition, yet occurs so often, and is so capital a feature, that is is always regretted when wanting and no large place can be supposed, a little spot can hardly be imagined in which it may not be agreeable it accommodates itself to every situation is the most interesting object in a landscape, and the happiest circumstance in a retired recess captivates the eye at a distance invites approach, and is delightful when near it refreshes an open exposure it animates a shade cheers the dreariness of a waste, and enriches the most crowded view in form, in style, and in extent, may be made equal to the greatest compositions, or adapted to the least it may spread in a calm expanse to sooth the tranquillity of a peaceful scene or hurrying along a devious course, add splendor to a gay, and extravagance to a romantic situation.