What is Beautiful Code?

Take a moment to think about what it means to write beautiful code. I mean it; if this is a question that you've never asked yourself then maybe it's time to evaluate if software development is a career or passion. I'm not saying that you can't be successful as a developer by never having pondered the question. What I'm trying to say is that a pursuit of quality is a hallmark of any craftsman. So, what is beautiful code? Is it fast? Is it code that scales well? Is it concise (i.e. lines of code)? Is it easy to read/ clear? Or is it clever?

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