Quotations About / On: HAIR

  • 21.
    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.)
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  • 22.
    If they [Mexicans] touch the hair of the head of one of our citizens, tell him [Commodore Dallas] to batter down and destroy their town and exterminate the inhabitants from the face of the earth!
    (Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Attorney General Benjamin Butler to his wife Harriet, June 29, 1836. Related by Attorney General Benjamin Butler to his wife when Jackson heard that Mexican authorities had inflicted "indignities" on the American consul and residents of Tampico.)
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  • 23.
    The next moment he was "showing off" with all his might—cuffing boys, pulling hair, making faces—in a word, using every art that seemed likely to fascinate a girl and win her applause.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, ch. 4 (1876).)
  • 24.
    To tell you the truth, I'm relieved that the Van Ripers are not coming. He's telling the same jokes he told twenty years ago and she dyes her hair. I think it's a shrimp pink now.
    (Adele Comandini, and Edward Sutherland. Michael O'Brien (Charles Winninger), Beyond Tomorrow, when the three partners are stood up for a dinner engagement (1940). Original story by Mildred Cram and Adele Comandini.)
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  • 25.
    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).)
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  • 26.
    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).)
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  • 27.
    I am pretty sure that, if you will be quite honest, you will admit that a good rousing sneeze, one that tears open your collar and throws your hair into your eyes, is really one of life's sensational pleasures.
    (Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. No Poems or Around the World Backwards and Sideways, "Hiccoughing Makes Us Fat," Harper & Brothers (1932).)
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  • 28.
    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).)
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  • 29.
    West Germans are tall, pert and orthodontically corrected, with hands, teeth and hair as clean as their clothes and clothes as sharp as their looks. Except for the fact that they all speak English pretty well, they're indistinguishable from Americans.
    (P.J. (Patrick Jake) O'Rourke (b. 1947), U.S. journalist. repr. In Give War a Chance (1992). "The Death of Communism," Rolling Stone (Nov. 1989).)
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  • 30.
    Robert Redford ... has turned almost alarmingly blond—he's gone past platinum, he must be into plutonium; his hair is coordinated with his teeth.
    (Pauline Kael (b. 1919), U.S. film critic. "The Sting," pt. 2, Reeling (1976).)
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