Hat Quotes

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Terry Pratchett
“Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Brandon Sanderson
“Wayne's a little attached to that hat," Waxillium said. "He thinks it's lucky."
Wayne: "It is lucky. I ain't never died while wearing that hat."
Marasi frowned. "I ... I'm not sure I know how to respond."
Wax: "That's a common reaction to Wayne.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of Law

Shel Silverstein
“Teddy said it was a hat, So I put it on. Now dad is saying, "where the heck's the toilet plunger gone?”
Shel Silverstein

Julia Quinn
“I also think he is given to disguises...Sometimes he wears spectacles and sometimes he does not. And twice he has worn an extremely peculiar hat. Inside.”
Julia Quinn, What Happens in London

Patrick O'Brian
“...looking angrily at the wombat: and a moment later, 'Come now, Stephen, this is coming it pretty high: your brute is eating my hat.'
'So he is, too,' said Dr. Maturin. 'But do not be perturbed, Jack; it will do him no harm, at all. His digestive processes--”
Patrick O'Brian, The Fortune of War

Walt Whitman
“I wear my hat as I please, indoors or out.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
tags: hat

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Why should anyone be frightened by a hat?”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Chuck Klosterman
“I care about strangers when they're abstractions, but I feel almost nothing when they're literally in front of me.”
Chuck Klosterman, I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling With Villains

Cassandra Clare
“Let me tell you something, Jesse Blackthorn. Your mother may have reason to be resentful of Shadowhunters, but if her ridiculous demons hurt my brother, I will have no pity. I shall beat her to death with her own stupid hat.”
Cassandra Clare, Chain of Gold

William Shakespeare
“HAMLET I will receive it sir with all diligence of spirit. Put your bonnet to his right use, 'tis for the head.
OSRIC I thank you lordship, it is very hot.
HAMLET No believe me, 'tis very cold, the wind is northerly.
OSRIC It is indifferent cold my lord, indeed.
HAMLET But yet methinks it is very sultry and hot for my complexion.
OSRIC Exceedingly my lord, it is very sultry, as 'twere - I cannot tell how. But my lord, his majesty bade me signify to you that a has laid a great wager on your head. Sir, this is the matter -
HAMLET I beseech you remember.
(Hamlet moves him to put on his hat)”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

A.G. Howard
“I grin, and he beams with pride.
“So what kind of hat is that?” I ask, unable to resist. He’s adorable when he’s showing off his wardrobe—like a puppy doing tricks. Although I remain cautious, knowing in the blink of an eye he can become a wolf again.
“My Peregrination Cap,” he answers.
His smile widens—baring white teeth. “Peregrination. An excursion … a journey.”
“So, why don’t you just call it your traveling cap?”
“Then it wouldn’t be much of a conversation starter, would it?”

I raise an eyebrow. “Um, the fact that it’s made of living moths might give you something to talk about.”
Morpheus laughs. For once our relationship feels comfortable, friendly.”
A.G. Howard, Unhinged

Nick Harkaway
“In the distant past, in what might be described as the Golden Days of War, the business of wreaking havoc on your neighbours (these being the only people you could logistically expect to wreak havoc upon) was uncomplicated. You—the King—pointed at the next-door country and said, “I want me one of those!” Your vassals—stalwart fellows selected for heft and musculature rather than brain—said, “Yes, my liege,” or sometimes, “What’s in it for me?” but broadly speaking they rode off and burned, pillaged, slaughtered and hacked until either you were richer by a few hundred square miles of forest and farmland, or you were rudely arrested by heathens from the other side who wanted a word in your shell-like ear about cross-border aggression. It was a personal thing, and there was little doubt about who was responsible for kicking it off, because that person was to be found in the nicest room of a big stone house wearing a very expensive hat.”
Nick Harkaway, The Gone-Away World
tags: hat, war

Terry Pratchett
“You couldn't escape the pointy hat, though. There was nothing magical about a pointy hat except that it said that the woman underneath it was a witch. People paid attention to a pointy hat.”
Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith

Virginia Woolf
“She put on her lace collar. She put on her new hat and he never noticed; and he was happy without her.”
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

Daryl Gregory
“The rabbit is already in the hat. Do not clap for fucking Tinkerbell. Believe nothing.”
Daryl Gregory, Afterparty
tags: hat, rabbit

Marcel Proust
“But the harshness of his steely glare was compensated by the softness of his cotton gloves, so that, as he approached Swann, he seemed to be exhibiting at once an utter contempt for his person and the most tender regard for his hat.”
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

Larry McMurtry
“He decided not to shoot the tall stranger, mainly because he admired his soft felt hat.”
Larry McMurtry, The Last Kind Words Saloon

Sarah E. Morin
“He jammed the sodden cap back on. The lumps of cloth clung to his skull like an overweight cat afraid of heights, and ruined the image of dignity.”
Sarah E. Morin, Waking Beauty
tags: cat, hat, humor

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“Wear a hat and your hair goes flat.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, running is flying intermittently

Charles Mackay
“What a shocking bad hat!' was the phrase that was next in vogue. No sooner had it become universal, than thousands of idle but sharp eyes were on the watch for the passenger whose hat shewed any signs, however slight, of ancient service. Immediately the cry arose, and, like the war-whoop of the Indians, was repeated by a hundred discordant throats. He was a wise man who, finding himself under these circumstances 'the observed of all observers,' bore his honours meekly. He who shewed symptoms of ill-feeling at the imputations cast upon his hat, only brought upon himself redoubled notice. The mob soon perceive whether a man is irritable, and, if of their own class, they love to make sport of him. When such a man, and with such a hat, passed in those days through a crowded neighbourhood, he might think himself fortunate if his annoyances were confined to the shouts and cries of the populace. The obnoxious hat was often snatched from his head and thrown into the gutter by some practical joker, and then raised, covered with mud, upon the end of a stick, for the admiration of the spectators, who held their sides with laughter, and exclaimed, in the pauses of their mirth, 'Oh, what a shocking bad hat!' 'What a shocking bad hat!' Many a nervous poor man, whose purse could but ill spare the outlay, doubtless purchased a new hat before the time, in order to avoid exposure in this manner.”
Charles Mackay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds, Volume 1

Michael  Palmer
“The Classical Study (3)

The Master has forgotten his hat.
Without his hat he cannot fly.
Without his hat his dreams escape

Without his hat he cannot tip
his hat to that woman passing by
whom he remembers
from somewhere, as in a dream,

a room in a dream or maybe a beach,
a beach by the sea,
blindingly white,
hatless, he and she.”
Michael Palmer, Thread
tags: dream, hat

A.G. Howard
“Fingers locked around Jeb's neck, I tug his short ponytail. To help us fit in at a banquet, we're both in costume. He's supposed to be an elfin knight, so sprites drew his hair across his ears to cover their rounded tips. I like it this way. His strong jawline and expressive features take center stage.

"Figured they'd put you in a hat," I tease.

"Nah. Those are reserved for worms with wings.”
A.G. Howard, Splintered

“No one tries to stone a tree whose fruit is not ripe.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Gabriel García Márquez
“From there he saw Fermina Daza walk in on her son's arm, dressed in an unadorned long-sleeved black velvet dress buttoned all the way from her neck to the tips of her shoes, like a bishop's cassock, and a narrow scarf of Castilian lace instead of the veiled hat worn by other widows, and even by many other ladies who longed for that condition”
Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

James Thurber
“A soft finger touched his shoulder and he turned to see a little man smiling in the moonlight. He wore an indescribable hat, his eyes were wide and astonished, as if everything were happening for the first time, and he had a dark describable beard.”
James Thurber, The 13 Clocks

Steven Magee
“President Trump’s press conferences on the COVID-19 pandemic would be far more meaningful if he wore a dunces hat and a Pinocchio nose.”
Steven Magee

“Det är så lätt att få människor att hata varandra. Det är det som gör kärlek så obegriplig. Hat är så enkelt, det borde alltid vinna. Det är ojämna lag.”
Backman Fredrik

Abhijit Naskar
“Mänskligt och hat är oförenliga.”
Abhijit Naskar, Martyr Meets World: To Solve The Hard Problem of Inhumanity

Abhijit Naskar
“Rasismens ögon (Sonett)

Jag tittade i rasismens ögon,
Allt jag hittade var otrygghet.
Jag tittade i fördomarnas ögon,
Allt jag hittade var falsk verklighet.
Jag tittade i ögonen på bigotteri,
Allt jag hittade var primitiv fjollighet.
Jag tittade i hatets ögon,
Allt jag hittade var illusion av renhet.
Jag tittade i ojämlikhetens ögon,
Allt jag hittade var tanklös lydnad.
Jag tittade i apatiens ögon,
Allt jag hittade var feg högfärd.
Jag såg mycket och observerade mycket,
Det är dags att vara ljuset mot brutalitet.”
Abhijit Naskar, No Foreigner Only Family

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