Quotations About / On:
Like cellulite creams or hair-loss tonics, capital punishment is one of those panaceas that isn't. Only it costs a whole lot more.
(Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. 1, p. 23 (November 19, 1994).)
Thirtythe promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. Narrator (Nick Carraway), in The Great Gatsby, ch. 7 (1925).)
At fifteen I visualized myself as a world-famous author of seventy with a mane of wavy white hair. Today I am practically bald.
(Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. The New York Times, interview (1971).
On being asked how far his youthful expectations had been fulfilled.)
We lose our hair, our teeth! Our bloom, our ideals.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Hamm, in Endgame, p. 16 (1958).)
Nothing dates one so dreadfully as to think someplace is uptown.... At our age one must be watchful of these conversational gray hairs.
(Ruth Gordon (1896-1985), U.S. playwright, actor. Clyde, in The Leading Lady, act 1 (1948).)
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).)
There were never in the world two opinions alike, any more than two hairs or two grains. Their most universal quality is diversity.
(Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of the Resemblance of Children to Fathers," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. II, ch. 37, Simon Millanges, Bordeaux, first edition (1580).)
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.)
Haiti is full of nonsense and superstition. They're always mixed up with a lot of mysteries that'll turn your hair gray.
(Garnett Weston. Victor Halperin. Dr. Brunner (Joseph Cawthorn), White Zombie, explaining the odd behavior of the coach driver (1932).)