Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.
Jean-Luc Godard (b. 1930), French filmmaker, author. repr. In Godard on Godard, ed. and trans. by Tom Milne (1968). "Defence and Illustration of Classical Construction," Cahiers du Cinéma (Paris, Sept. 15, 1952).