Quotes About Red Hair

Quotes tagged as "red-hair" (showing 1-11 of 11)
Jeaniene Frost
“You're not a woman," he said finally. "You're the Grim Reaper with red hair!”
Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave

G.K. Chesterton
“Oh, most unhappy man,' he cried, 'try to be happy! You have red hair like your sister.'
My red hair, like red flames, shall burn up the world,' said Gregory.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

G.K. Chesterton
“He stared and talked at the girl's red hair and amused face for what seemed to be a few minutes; and then, feeling that the groups in such a place should mix, rose to his feet. To his astonishment, he discovered the whole garden empty. Everyone had gone long ago, and he went himself with a rather hurried apology. He left with a sense of champagne in his head, which he could not afterwards explain. In the wild events which were to follow, this girl had no part at all; he never saw her again until all his tale was over. And yet, in some indescribable way, she kept recurring like a motive in music through all his mad adventures afterwards, and the glory of her strange hair ran like a red thread through those dark and ill-drawn tapestries of the night. For what followed was so improbable that it might well have been a dream.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

Djuna Barnes
“Her heavy peasant face was fringed by a bang of red hair like a woolen table-spread, a color at once strange and attractive, an obstinate color, a color that seemed to make Lena feel something alien and bad-tempered had settled over her forehead...”
Djuna Barnes

Susan Fletcher
“Mr Phipps seemed to think criminality was passed down through the generations like a stutter, or a squint, or in my case red hair.”
Susan Fletcher

Marion Roach
“This is because I define myself in part by my color. And I know it is the proverbial slippery slope: That there are associations with red hair that I utterly reject and others I wear proudly means nothing to anyone else, since I don't get to choose how the observer sorts those same traits. Grazing through the stereotypes, I am on the delicatessen plan, winding a way over the menu offerings, picking, choosing and rejecting; adhering to some, dismissing others. Having adopted a method of personal vigilance that allows me to be on the lookout for associations that suffuse my color with preferred associations and to reject those I choose not to adopt, I enhance my self-image. But to other people my red hair is more a take-it-or-leave-it experience: Red-haired, to them, I may also be a certain type of person, complete with temperament.”
Marion Roach, The Roots of Desire: The Myth, Meaning, and Sexual Power of Red Hair

J.D. Salinger
“People with red hair are supposed to get mad very easily,...,and he had very red hair.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger
“I'll tell you what kind of red hair he had. I started playing golf when I was only ten years old. I remember once, the summer I was around twelve, teeing off and all, and having a hunch that if I turned around all of a sudden, I'd see Allie. So I did, and sure enough, he was sitting on his bike outside the fence--there was this fence that went all around the course--and he was sitting there, about a hundred and fifty yards behind me, watching me tee off. That's the kind of red hair he had.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Kate Alcott
“And it's not red, it's auburn, and I'm not feisty or tempestuous or any of the other things red hair is supposed to signify. Anyways, as I said, it's auburn.”
Kate Alcott

Dennis Vickers
“Her hair burst from her head like a fireworks shell erupting, framing her face in spray of red-blond energy.”
Dennis Vickers, Between the Shadow and the Soul

Deanna Raybourn
“Aunt Nell used to say it was not decent to have violet eyes, that they were a telltale sign of bad nature, like ginger hair or a hunchback.”
Deanna Raybourn, A Curious Beginning

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