Quotes About Appearance

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Marilyn Monroe
“I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.”
Marilyn Monroe

P.G. Wodehouse
“There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'"
"The mood will pass, sir.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters

Criss Jami
“When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Jane Austen
“Nothing is more deceitful," said Darcy, "than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

J.R.R. Tolkien
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Charlotte Eriksson
“... so this is for us.
This is for us who sing, write, dance, act, study, run and love
and this is for doing it even if no one will ever know
because the beauty is in the act of doing it.
Not what it can lead to.
This is for the times I lose myself while writing, singing, playing
and no one is around and they will never know
but I will forever remember
and that shines brighter than any praise or fame or glory I will ever have,
and this is for you who write or play or read or sing
by yourself with the light off and door closed
when the world is asleep and the stars are aligned
and maybe no one will ever hear it
or read your words
or know your thoughts
but it doesn’t make it less glorious.
It makes it ethereal. Mysterious.
Infinite.
For it belongs to you and whatever God or spirit you believe in
and only you can decide how much it meant
and means
and will forever mean
and other people will experience it too
through you.
Through your spirit. Through the way you talk.
Through the way you walk and love and laugh and care
and I never meant to write this long
but what I want to say is:
Don’t try to present your art by making other people read or hear or see or touch it; make them feel it. Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve and keep it alive by making people feel a little better. Feel a little lighter. Create art in order for yourself to become yourself
and let your very existence be your song, your poem, your story.
Let your very identity be your book.
Let the way people say your name sound like the sweetest melody.

So go create. Take photographs in the wood, run alone in the rain and sing your heart out high up on a mountain
where no one will ever hear
and your very existence will be the most hypnotising scar.
Make your life be your art
and you will never be forgotten.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“Our lives are mere flashes of light in an infinitely empty universe. In 12 years of education the most important lesson I have learned is that what we see as “normal” living is truly a travesty of our potential. In a society so governed by superficiality, appearances, and petty economics, dreams are more real than anything anything in the “real world”. Refuse normalcy. Beauty is everywhere, love is endless, and joy bleeds from our everyday existence. Embrace it. I love all of you, all my friends, family, and community. I am ceaselessly grateful from the bottom of my heart for everyone. The only thing I can ask of you is to stay free of materialism. Remember that every day contains a universe of potential; exhaust it. Live and love so immensely that when death comes there is nothing left for him to take. Wealth is love, music, sports, learning, family and freedom. Above all, stay gold.”
Dominic Owen Mallary

Erica O'Rourke
“People spot a big black lens, and they worry about what they're doing, or how their hair looks. Nobody see the person holding the camera.”
Erica O'Rourke, Torn

Murasaki Shikibu
“Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams.”
Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji

“There are no ugly women, only lazy ones”
Helena Rubinstein

P.G. Wodehouse
“Gussie, a glutton for punishment, stared at himself in the mirror.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Right Ho, Jeeves

Michel de Montaigne
“Why do people respect the package rather than the man?”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Vivian Vande Velde
“She sighed. Loudly. "Physical appearance is not what is important."
Yeah right. Tell that to any girl who hasn't bothered to put on a presentable shirt or fix her hair because she's only running into the grocery store to get a quart of milk for her grandmother, and who does she see tending the 7-ITEMS-OR-LESS cash register but the guy of her dreams, except she can't even say hi—much less try to develop a meaningful relationship—since she looks like the poster child for the terminally geeky.”
Vivian Vande Velde, Heir Apparent

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Margaret liked this smile; it was the first thing she had admired in this new friend of her father's; and the opposition of character, shown in all these details of appearance she had just been noticing, seemed to explain the attraction they evidently felt towards each other.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Momo Kapor
“Ja uopšte mislim da najčudniji ljudi izgledaju vrlo konvencionalno, vrlo
standardno. Jer čovek koji je zaista čudan iznutra, onaj koji je u dubokom
nesporazumu sa svetom koji ga ne prihvata i ne shvata, ne oseća nikakvu
potrebu da se ukrašava spolja, da privlači ičiju pažnju. Naprotiv! On želi
da se sakrije. Ima li čudnijeg ljudskog stvorenja od Kafke, na primer, a on
je gotovo čitavog života radio u jednom osiguravajućem društvu u Pragu,
ne razlikujući se spolja od ostalih činovnika.”
Momo Kapor, Una

Gregory Maguire
“You're fun to look at," decided Galinda.

Boq's face fell. "Fun?" he said.

I'd give a lot to achieve fun," Elphaba said. "The best I usually hope for is stirring, and when people say that they're usually referring to digestion-”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

P.J. O'Rourke
“The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.”
P.J. O'Rourke

Naomi Wolf
“No matter what a woman's appearance may be, it will be used to undermine what she is saying and taken to individualize - as her personal problem - observations she makes about the beauty myth in society.”
Naomi Wolf

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A thorough inspection of someone you believed to be loveable will send you back into your shell if all you saw in their life was all bullshit.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Lemony Snicket
“Appearance matters a great deal because you can often tell a lot about people by looking at how they present themselves.”
Lemony Snicket, The Miserable Mill

Criss Jami
“Love begets wisdom, thus it is, as often misconceived, more than vain layers of tenderness; it is inherently rational and comprehensive of the problem within the problem: for instance, envy is one of the most excused sins in the media of political correctness. Those you find most attractive, or seem to have it all, are often some of the most insecure at heart, and that is because people assume that they do not need anything but defamation.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Toba Beta
“I can be an arrogant people If I have to,
or when the situation demands me to act so.
It is one way for me to make arrogance useful.
So if I know not people well, I don't judge them.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Louisa May Alcott
“Where's the use of looking nice, when no one sees me but those cross midgets, and no one cares whether I'm pretty or not?”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Dorothy L. Sayers
“He had the appeal of a very young dog of a very large breed -- a kind of amiable absurdity.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

Lorii Myers
“Your appearance, attitude, and confidence define you as a person.

A professional, well-dressed golfer, like a businessperson, gives the impression that he thinks that the golf course and/or workplace and the people there are important.”
Lorii Myers, Targeting Success, Develop the Right Business Attitude to be Successful in the Workplace

Naomi Wolf
“Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact.”
Naomi Wolf

Criss Jami
“It's neither judgment nor judgment according to the status quo that we have a problem with, but rather judgment according to God's Word that we have a problem with. We sharply dress ourselves, go out into the world, shape ourselves, our personalities according to the world's standards and preferences, allow ourselves to be made dull by the world and its desires in order to appear successful and happy and attractive in the eyes of the world. We love the world's judgment but we hate God's judgment. Absurdly enough, the one that really matters, the one out of the purest of loves rather than a mere contract in hopes of mutual gain, is the one which we so adamantly try to shut ourselves off from.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

David Levithan
“My face seems too square and my eyes too big, like I'm perpetually surprised, but there's nothing wrong with me that I can fix.”
David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Chelsea Handler
“I'm not that shallow, asshole. I don't need money. It's way more important for them to be good-looking.”
Chelsea Handler, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

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