Quotations About / On: MIRROR
The world has become uglier since it began to look into a mirror every day; so let us settle for the mirror image and do without an inspection of the original.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. Harry Zohn (1976). "In Praise of a Topsy-Turvy Lifestyle," Simplicissimus, Munich (1908).)
A story of particular facts is a mirror which obscures and distorts that which should be beautiful; poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which it distorts.
(Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), British poet. A Defence of Poetry (written 1821, published 1840).)
The true side of a man is the side women see in mirrors.
The sea mirror was framed by lobster traps..until she rose and smashed them
Face of a person differs in a different mirrors
Seeing my malevolent face in the mirror, my benevolent soul shrinks back.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 274.)
Don't stare into a mirror when you are trying to solve a problem.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
Looking at yourself in a mirror isn't exactly a study of life.
(Lauren Bacall (b. 1924), U.S. actor. Daily Mail (London, Nov. 1, 1990).)
Something is sticking out its tongue at me from the corner of my mirror.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)