Hats Quotes

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Neil Gaiman
“Some hats can only be worn if you're willing to be jaunty, to set them at an angle and to walk beneath them with a spring in your stride as if you're only a step away from dancing. They demand a lot of you.”
Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

J.K. Rowling
“All those poor elves I haven’t set free yet, having to stay over during Christmas because there aren’t enough hats!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“He could wear hats. He could wear an assortment of hats of different shapes and styles. Boater hats, cowboy hats, bowler hats. The list went on. Pork-pie hats, bucket hats, trillbies and panamas. Top hats, straw hats, trapper hats. Wide brim narrow brim, stingy brim. He could wear a fez. Fezzes were cool. Hadn't someone once said that fezzes were cool? He was pretty aur ether had. And they were. They were cool.”
Derek Landy, Kingdom of the Wicked

Jennifer Egan
“It was the hat. He looked sweet in the hat. How could a man in a fuzzy blue hat have used human bones to pave his roads?”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

“Girls," their mother interjected, "you must both stop being strange - it is unattractive. And don't forget your hats. It would be absolutely the end for me if you two came down with freckles at a time like this.”
Anna Godbersen, The Luxe

Lewis Carroll
“Take off your hat," the King said to the Hatter.
"It isn't mine," said the Hatter.
"Stolen!" the King exclaimed, turning to the jury, who instantly made a memorandum of the fact.
"I keep them to sell," the Hatter added as an explanation; "I've none of my own. I'm a hatter.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
“Never in all her life had she imagined that this idolized millinery could look, to those who paid for it, like the decorations of an insane monkey.”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, If I Were a Man

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

Frank Beddor
“For no matter what the world, men who deal in headwear are men to be trusted above any other.”
Frank Beddor, Hatter M, Volume 1: The Looking Glass Wars
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Terry Pratchett
“it wasn't the wearing of the hat that counted so much as having one to wear. Every trade, every craft had its hat.”
Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad
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George Carlin
“Personally I would never want to be a member of any group where you either have to wear a hat, or you can't wear a hat."”
George Carlin

“[about a hat]
You can put it on and say, "Hey you, person without a hat! I've got something you don't! How did I get it? Probably by being worth more to society.”
Alice LeGrow

Gustave Flaubert
“When we entered a classroom we always tossed our caps on the floor, to free our hands; as soon as we crossed the threshold we would throw them under the bench so hard that they struck the wall and raised a cloud of dust; this was "the way it should be done."

But the new boy either failed to notice this maneuver or was too shy to perform it himself, for he was still holding his cap on his lap at the end of the prayer. It was a head-gear of composite nature, combining elements of the busby, the lancer cap, the round hat, the otter-skin cap and the cotton nightcap--one of those wretched things whose mute ugliness has great depths of expression, like an idiot's face. Egg-shaped and stiffened by whalebone, it began with three rounded bands, followed by alternating diamond-shaped patches of velvet and rabbit fur separated by a red stripe, and finally there was a kind of bag terminating in a cardboard-lined polygon covered with complicated braid. A network of gold wire was attached to the top of this polygon by a long, extremely thin cord, forming a kind of tassel. The cap was new; its visor was shiny.

"Stand up," said the teacher.

He stood up; his cap fell. The whole class began to laugh.

He bent down and picked it up. A boy beside him knocked it down again with his elbow; he picked it up once again.

"Will you please put your helmet away?" said the teacher, a witty man.”
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Charles Martin
“The problem with a wish list was what it told you about the person who wrote it. If it's honest, it's a rock-bottom, barebones, clear shot all the way to someone's soul.
Hats can do the same thing.”
Charles Martin, Where the River Ends

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Some people’s heads are like their hats; it appears that just like hanging their hats they hang their heads somewhere and walk without them!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
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Laurence Sterne
“Now—Ten thousand, and ten thousand times ten thousand (for matter and motion are infinite) are the ways by which a hat may be dropped upon the ground, without any effect.—Had he flung it, or thrown it, or cast it, or skimmed it, or squirted, or let it slip or fall in any possible direction under heaven,—or in the best direction that could be given to it,—had he dropped it like a goose—like a puppy—like an ass—or in doing it, or even after he had done, had he looked like a fool,—like a ninny—like a nicompoop—it had fail'd, and the effect upon the heart had been lost.”
Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
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Stephen R. Lawhead
“And everyone, men and women, seemed inordinately fond of hats.”
Stephen Lawhead

Meia Geddes
“I recommend the French beret, for it gives the impression of just the right soft toughness, a veritable wave of sophisticated brain matter. It is the kind of hat that inspires a person to grow into it, to become the person they never knew they could be. The space between the top of the head and the beginnings of hat is among the most intimate of areas: earlobe behinds, elbow insides, and anuses. One must pay heed to such spaces for they hold a potential not fully known (but generally agreed to be vast).”
Meia Geddes, Love Letters to the World

Peter Bunzl
“The Kraken was somewhat obsessed with posture. As for Lily, she barely gave it a second thought. In her opinion it was better to read books than balance them. That’s what they were designed for, after all. And if you wanted to wear something on your head there was a perfectly good item designed for that too: it was called a hat.”
Peter Bunzl, Cogheart

Connie Willis
“There are some things one is born to wear, and I had obviously been fated to wear this hat.”
Connie Willis
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Phil Foglio
“Ah! Speak of the devil, and you find her in your hat.”
Phil Foglio, Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess

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

Eloisa James
“By all accounts Rafe's life had been shattered by the loss of his brother Peter. But whereas she turned away from drink when Draven died, Rafe had simply upended a barrel of brandy on his head and hadn't taken that hat off since.”
Eloisa James, The Taming of the Duke

Bryn  Hammond
“Hoelun stepped into her tent with thyme in her coatskirts that were hitched up in her belt, and leeks in her hat, that was off. The blue spire of bark she had worn as Yesugei's wife never left her, but often did more than perch on her head.”
Bryn Hammond, Against Walls

Richard L.  Ratliff
“Seems hats have been on top
Of all the stages comings and goings
Helping us remember heroes and idols”
Richard L. Ratliff

Tracey Bond
“A real Bond girl wears so many skill hats...costumes are more like casual-chic code!”
Tracey Bond

“That’s a trilby,” I said, referring to Mr. Mitchell’s hat and trying to show off at least some expertise.
“Named from du Maurier’s novel, later made into a play,” said Oscar. “It was a style worn on stage.”
“You mean Rebecca?”
“No, Rosemary. George du Maurier’s Trilby. Not Daphne. That was his granddaughter. Now, Trilby also introduced into common usage the name Svengali. You see, it’s a story about power, about control . . .”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things

Kenneth Hite
“(My copy of Hall's 'Secret Teachings of All Ages' has a really neat picture of Shakespeare with an onionskin engraving of Bacon that you can lay over it to see what Shakespeare would have looked like in a fruity hat. I truly recommend this book.)”
Kenneth Hite, Suppressed Transmission: The First Broadcast

Martine Bailey
“Buttoning up my new damson wool redingote, I put on my other new purchases, a hat trimmed with sable and matching muff and tippet. I had at last found costumes that suited my character: gowns in rich sapphire blues, purples, and emeralds, tight-sleeved and high-waisted. Our neighbor the milliner had taught me a voguish way with broad-brimmed hats, worn at the tilt Van Dyke fashion, with feathers and rosettes.”
Martine Bailey, A Taste for Nightshade

Antony Beevor
“A Dutchman stepped out of his house and asked two British Soldiers if they would like a cup of tea. A little further back along the route they had come, the bodies of British paratroopers lay 'everywhere, many of them behind trees or poles', Albert Horstman of the Arnhem underground recorded. He then saw 'a man about middle-aged, who wore a hat. This man went to every dead soldier, lifted his hat and stood in silence for a few seconds.”
Antony Beevor

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