Quotations About / On:
The twilight is long fingers and black hair.
(Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "Long Fingers.")
We lose our hair, our teeth! Our bloom, our ideals.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Hamm, in Endgame, p. 16 (1958).)
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.)
Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
(George Burns (b. 1896), U.S. comedian. Life (New York, December 1979).)
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).)
And Zeus will destroy this race of mortal men too, when they, at their birth, have grey hair on their temples.
(Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 180-181.)
Actors work and slaveand it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.
(Helen Hayes (1900-1993), U.S. actor. On Reflection, ch. 4 (1968).
Remembering actor John Drew's search for a little girl who could play her younger self in a production of The Prodigal Husband. Hayes, at thirteen, was playing a ten-year-old, and the child's hair was required to be the same ash-blonde shade as hers.)
Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay.
(Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), U.S. fiction writer and essayist. Mystery and Manners, part 3 (1969).
Written c. 1960.)