Quotations About / On: HAIR
My hair turns silverish; I am busy searching myself.
Grey hair or baldness are better than losing head when it is black.
(Living whole life is better.)
A chaste woman ought not to die her hair yellow.
(Menander (c. 342-291 B.C.), Greek playwright. Fragments, no. 610.)
Science is science, but a girl must get her hair done.
(Robert M. Fresco. Jack Arnold. Stephanie "Steve" Clayton (Mara Corday), Tarantula, taking a break from her lab work (1955).
Story by Jack Arnold and Robert M. Fresco.)
No rival will steal away my sure love; that glory will be my gray hair.
(Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, I.8B. 45-46.)
Laurent, lock up my hair shirt and lacerating whip.
(Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Tartuffe, in Tartuffe, act 3, sc. 2 (1664).)
Barbershop conversations are irrefutable proof that heads exist for the sake of hair.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
That he is old, the more the pity, his white hairs do witness it.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Falstaff, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 2, sc. 4, l. 467-8.
Inviting sympathy because of old age.)
The twilight is long fingers and black hair.
(Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "Long Fingers.")
The oldest man he seemed that ever wore grey hairs.
(William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Resolution and Independence (l. 56). . .
The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.)