Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- The evaluation depending on perception of person who sees and considers.
- "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." — ?
- "Whether that was abusive or not, that is in the eye of the beholder." — Randall Vogt
The idea behind this proverbial phrase is a very old: Theocritus in Idyll says "γὰρ ἕρωṯί ρολλάκίς‥ṯὰ μή καλὰ καλὰ ρέϕανṯαί", "for in the eyes of love that which is not beautiful often seems beautiful."
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