"I do not know whether behind appearances there lives and moves a secret essence superior to me. Nor do I ask; I do not care. I create phenomena in swarms, and paint with a full palette a gigantic and gaudy curtain before the abyss. Do not say, "Draw the curtain that I may see the painting." The curtain is the painting.
There are those who strive to stamp with disreputeThe luscious food, because it feeds the brute;In tropes of high-strain'd wit, while gaudy prigsCompare thy nursling man to pamper'd pigs;With sovereign scorn I treat the vulgar jest,Nor fear to share thy bounties with the beast.joel barlow
A gaudy dress and gentle airMay slightly touch the heart;But it's innocence and modestythat polished the dart.Robert Burns
Is it responsible to camouflage one of America's most remarkable machines as a piece of gaudy merchandise? Form, which should be the clean- cut expression of mechanical excellence has become sensuous and organic.raymond loewy
Unformed people delight in the gaudy and in novelty. Cooked people delight in the ordinary.erik naggum
This film Phantom takes everything that's wrong with Broadway and puts it on the big screen in a gaudy splat.stephanie zacharek
A few minutes later the little Prince of Wales was garlanded with Tom's fluttering odds and ends, and the little Prince of Pauperdom was tricked out in the gaudy plumage of royalty. The two went and stood side by side before a great mirror, and lo, a miracle: there did not seem to have been any change made!mark twain
This book is gaudy like a gilded cauliflower which smells so bad after a good hot water soaking, like hot chocolate sweetened with sugar beet / incompatibles blended incongruously to no purpose.Peter Greenaway
Capitalism, gaudy and greedy, has been inherent in western aesthetics from ancient Egypt on. It is the mysticism and glamour of things , which take on a personality of their own. As an economic system, it is in the Darwinian line of Sade, not Rousseau.camille paglia
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; For the apparel oft proclaims the man.william shakespeare
Neat, not gaudy.
Not caring, so that sumpter-horse, the back Be hung with gaudy trappings, in what course Yea, rags most beggarly, they clothe the soul.james russell lowell
The marigold, whose courtier's face Echoes the sun, and doth unlace Her at his rise, at his full stop Packs and shuts up her gaudy shop.John Cleveland
The gaudy, blabbing, and remorseful day Is crept into the bosom of the sea.
She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.lord byron
Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.