Quotations About / On: MISS
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).)
... 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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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.)