Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you're from, what your class is - those aspects of your identity are not the same as your aesthetic identity.
— Stanley Crouch

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Friedrich Nietzsche aesthetics quote

Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
— Evelyn Waugh

For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
— Steve Jobs

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
— Gaston Bachelard