Quotations About / On: MIRROR

  • 21.
    A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self—in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
    (Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), U.S. diplomat, writer. Mrs. Morehead, in The Women, act 1 (1936).)
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  • 22.
    Bring us the mirror, you ignorant thing, and be sure not to sully the image by the transmission of your reflection!
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Cathos to a servant, in Les Précieuses Ridicules, sc. 6 (1659).)
  • 23.
    Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental.
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-British philosopher. Trans. by D.F. Pears and B.F. McGuinness, Routledge and Kegan Paul (1961). Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 6.13.)
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  • 24.
    A pale self-portrait looked out of the mirror with the serious eyes of all self-portraits.
    (Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. The Gift, ch. 3 (1963).)
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  • 25.
    An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. The Emperor Augustus, in Cinna, act 2, sc. 1 (1641).)
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  • 26.
    Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
    (Joan Didion (b. 1935), U.S. essayist. "In the Islands," The White Album (1979).)
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  • 27.
    At bottom, man mirrors himself in things; he considers everything beautiful that reflects his own image: the judgment "beautiful" is the vanity of his species.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 123, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Skirmishes of an Untimely Man," section 19 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)
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  • 28.
    When Walser first put on his make-up, he looked in the mirror and did not recognise himself ... he experienced the freedom that lies behind the mask, within dissimulation.
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Nights at the Circus, part 2, ch. 1, Chatto & Windus (1984). The hero contemplates his face shortly after applying clown makeup.)
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  • 29.
    [A]s a lady adjusts her dress before a mirror, a man adjusts his character by looking at his journal.
    (James Boswell (1740-1795), Scottish author. (Originally published 1791). Life of Johnson, "30 March 1778," p. 898, Oxford University Press (1980).)
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  • 30.
    The war was a mirror; it reflected man's every virtue and every vice, and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings, it showed up both with unusual clarity.
    (George Grosz (1893-1959), German artist. A Small Yes and a Big No, ch. 7 (1955, trans. 1982).)
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