Every human person is dawn to beauty. A night sky can thrill, as can an exquisite orchid, a Mozart concerto, or a lovely face...The more gifted among us are so vibrantly alive that even created splendors touch them deeply. Because their receptive capacities to be enriched by and responsive to reality are deep, they grow to a maturity far beyond the usual. They live life to the hilt and themselves become works of art.
~The Evidential Power of Beauty by Thomas Dubay