Quotations About / On: HAIR

  • 31.
    She also knew old slave songs and I wondered why, when she hummed them, grandmother braided my hair even more softly, as if her fingers became liquid with pity.
    (Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 52, Éditions du Seuil (1972).)
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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Beauty," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    The good judge is not he who does hair-splitting justice to every allegation, but who, aiming at substantial justice, rules something intelligible of the guidance of suitors.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Power," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    ' It makes your hair stand on end when you reflect on how much time and exertion has been wasted on the brilliancy of the Bible...And what...will have been gained from these ‘Facts'? Certainly nothing more than the knowledge that, like all books, the Bible was a book written by men...The more an elucidation shines upon the Bible the more it contains ordinary proofs...'
    (Nathan Coppedge, The Golden Notebook.)
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  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    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).)
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