Quotations About / On: MIRROR
The true mirror of our discourse is the course of our lives.
(Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of the Education of Children," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. I, ch. 26, Abel Langelier, Paris (1595).)
When Medusa looks in the mirror, she sees the Lady of Sorrows.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
The world is the mirror of myself dying.
(Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Third or Fourth Day of Spring," Black Spring (1936).)
The ravaged face in the mirror hides the enchanting youth that is the real me.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
(Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), Lebanese poet, novelist. The Prophet (1923).)
The mirror of all Christian kings.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Chorus, in Henry V, act 2, prologue, l. 6.
Praising Henry V as the model for all kings.)
Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
(Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953), U.S. dramatist. Lazarus, in Lazarus Laughed, act 2, sc. 1 (1927).)
As a people, we always seem to be searching for something good to happen, yet we refuse to look graciously in mirrors.
Most of our tension with others are because they show the reality of us and we can't accept it. People are best mirror.
(Bitter but sweet)