Here are some of the special quotes I used throughout the book that I’ve always found inspiring. These quotes not only eloquently express the message of beauty, but they also give meaning to the book.

the kingdom of heaven is within you -source: King James Bible-Luke 17:20

This quote is central to the entire book where true beauty is our innate nature. It is within us.

As is the atom, so is the universe; As is the human body, so is the cosmic body; As is the human mind, so is the cosmic mind; As is the microcosm, so is the macrocosm.– source: Ancient Indian Text- The Upanishad

These wonderful ancient words of wisdom also tell us our true nature- we are a reflection of the universe. We are the universe and God

To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour. – source: Auguries of Innocence- William Blake

William Blake was an inspiring American Poet who had the profound insight to see the true nature of reality. Young children are able to see the infinite in all things, even in the simplest thing. This is the reason they are able to see the wonder and awe in everything. They are able to experience true beauty. It is perhaps the most precious thing we adults have long forgotten.

We are led to believe a lie When we see not thro’ the eye, Which was born in a night to perish in a night, When the soul slept in beams of light. – source:
Auguries of Innocence- William Blake

From the same poem, Blake tells us that our physical senses deceive us all the time. The reality that we see has been influenced by what we were taught from society. Behind the mask of lies that we have worn lies true beauty.

Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. – source: Standard Version Bible-Matthew 18:3

True beauty and eternal youth are one. The Bible tells us that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us, however, to enter it we must become who we are. We are all children, we must reclaim our innocence and our ability to experience the awe and wonder of the world.