Quotations About / On:
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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.)
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.)
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).)
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).)