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Quotations About / On: MISS

  • 1.
    Youth [is] a period of missed opportunities.
    (Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. "The Journal of Cyril Connolly 1928-1937," p. 163, David Pryce-Jones, Journal and Memoir (1983).)
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  • 2.
    ... my education was to become a Miss. [You mean a Mrs.? To get married?] No, no. A Miss. Like Miss Venezuela, Miss World ...
    (Claudia Schiffer (b. c. 1970), German fashion model. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 43 (January 15, 1995).)
  • 3.
    All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world.
    (Gore Vidal (b. 1925), U.S. novelist, critic. Observer (London, Dec. 31, 1989).)
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  • 4.
    Miss Knag still aimed at youth, although she had shot beyond it, years ago.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Nicholas Nickleby, ch. 17, 210 (1839).)
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  • 5.
    Never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.
    (Gore Vidal (b. 1925), U.S. novelist, critic. Attributed, Macmillan Dictionary of Quotations (1989).)
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  • 6.
    As I review my life, I feel I must have missed the point, either then or now.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 7.
    No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.
    (Jean De La Bruyère (1645-1696), French writer, moralist. "Of Personal Merit," aphorism 35, Characters (1688).)
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  • 8.
    Playing "bop" is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
    (Duke Ellington (1899-1974), U.S. jazz musician. Look (New York, Aug. 10, 1954).)
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  • 9.
    If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. "The Language of Sisterhood," The State of the Language (1980).)
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  • 10.
    Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.
    (Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Jim Burden, in My Antonia, book V, ch. III (1918; rev. 1926). The closing words of Jim's narrative; this sums up his sense of what he and Antonia shared.)
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