Rossy de Palma

Flowers are free beauties of nature. Hardly anyone but a botanist knows the true nature of a flower, and even he, while recognizing in the flower the reproductive organ of the plant, pays no attention to this natural end when using his taste to judge of its beauty. . . . But, strictly speaking, perfection neither gains by beauty, nor beauty by perfection.

–Immanuel Kant, Analytic of The Beautiful, Third Movement

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