Quotations About / On: HAIR

  • 11.
    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).)
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  • 12.
    I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love, as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Letter, April 24, 1852, to Louise Colet, trans. by Stratton Buck (1966). Correspondance, II, p. 395, Conard (1926-1933).)
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  • 13.
    Old married people look so much alike that they have the same number of hairs in their ears.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Helicon in Caligula, act 4, sc. 6, Pléiade (1962).)
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  • 14.
    A man is a golden impossibility. The line he must walk is a hair's breadth.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Experience," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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  • 15.
    Verily, chemistry is not a splitting of hairs when you have got half a dozen raw Irishmen in the laboratory.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Cape Cod (1855-1865), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 219, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 16.
    There's many a man has more hair than wit.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antipholus of Syracuse, in The Comedy of Errors, act 2, sc. 2, l. 82-3. "Wit" means intelligence or sense.)
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  • 17.
    Superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Nerissa, in The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 2, l. 8-9. Over indulgence or having too much ages people, while those of moderate means live longer.)
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  • 18.
    People get real comfortable with their features. Nobody gets comfortable with their hair. Hair trauma. It's the universal thing.
    (Jamie Lee Curtis (b. 1958), U.S. actor. U.S. (February 21, 1991).)
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  • 19.
    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).)
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  • 20.
    Thirty—the 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).)
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