Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
This quote suggests that the most effective way to improve one's appearance, both physically and in terms of behavior, is by cultivating an attitude of spreading happiness and avoiding causing harm. It implies that genuine beauty comes from a person's ability to bring joy to others and create a positive atmosphere. By showing kindness and empathy towards others, one can enhance their own inner beauty and radiate positivity to the world around them.
It is not a dreamlike state, but the somehow insulated state, that a great musician achieves in a great performance. He's aware of where he is and what he's doing, but his mind is on the playing of the instrument with an internal sense of rightness -- it is not merely mechanical, it is not only spiritual; it is something of both, on a different plane and a more remote one.