Quotations on Appearance

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Hair is also a problem. I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at the height of the civil war, someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: War, Appearance, Complaining, Hair)

It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: History, Nature, Act, Appearance, Mankind, Past)

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: God, Religion, Gods, Appearance, Devotion, Treatment)

It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Ideas, Appearance, World)

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Soul, Virtue, Appearance, Humility)

We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Beauty, Appearance, Order)

Prior to an individual's encounter with the love of God at a particular time in history, however, there has to be another, more fundamental and archetypal encounter, which belongs to the conditions of possibility of the appearance of divine love to man.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Love, Time, History, God, Possibility, Appearance, Man)

We wanted to make sure that the film covered the main issues of his life. Musicianship, appearance.
- Martin Bashir
(Keywords: Life, Appearance, Film)

The most memorable performance was my appearance in concert in Carnegie Hall. The first standup to do so.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Performance, Appearance, First)

The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Keywords: Actor, Appearance, Play)

I do not overlook the fact that the appearance of these new, free nations in the European political community not only celebrates the return of the prodigal son but also creates new sources of friction here and there.
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: Son, Appearance, Community, Fact, Nations)

The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world; there is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
- George Catlin
(Keywords: Character, Appearance, Rivers, Terror, World)

It is true that women tend to be more identified with their bodies because in this crazy world, both men and women measure women's value as human beings in relationship to their physical appearance.
- Andrew Cohen
(Keywords: Men, Women, Appearance, Measure, Value, World)

It seems to me that in the western world, culture has something to do with appearance. A person that's out creating good stuff has got to appreciate someone when they take the time to have an appearance that goes with what they're doing.
- Ornette Coleman
(Keywords: Time, Appearance, Culture, World)

The Crosby family is sort of legendary for all of its traumas and familial problems, even though it has this appearance of being this perfect world. It had quite a dark side to it.
- Denise Crosby
(Keywords: Family, Appearance, Being, Problems, World)

I think Pete did have a hard time as a kid with his appearance. But don't all kids have a hard time? God, I had a hard time, too. I was little with bow legs and rickets. I used to get picked on like everybody used to get picked on.
- Roger Daltrey
(Keywords: Time, God, Appearance, Kids)

The country has been of better character since leaving the Buttes than E. of them, but has now a very fertile appearance. This may be said to begin about the 3rd crossing of Milk R of the line.
- George Mercer Dawson
(Keywords: Character, Appearance, Country, May, Now)

Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other: given the upper, to find the under side.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Thought, Appearance, Fact, Morals)

Without feeling abashed by my ignorance, I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning, my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity.
- Jean Henri Fabre
(Keywords: Absence, Appearance, Feeling, Ignorance, Learning, Merit, Sincerity)

Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
- Henry Fielding
(Keywords: Science, Appearance, Desire, Fashion)

I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this - never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening.
- Alexander Fleming
(Keywords: Advice, Appearance, Chance, Influence, May, Neglect, Trying)

The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Keywords: Art, Appearance, Reality)

As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone.
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Keywords: Work, Appearance, Energy, Trying)

My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made.
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Time, Growth, Appearance, Understanding, Want, Wood)

I grew up in a family where we weren't allowed to talk about beauty or to put any emphasis on physical appearance.
- Pam Grier
(Keywords: Beauty, Family, Appearance, Talk)

An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.
- Alec Guinness
(Keywords: Actor, Appearance, Ego, Intellect, Judgment, Personality)

One thing I like about boxing is that I will not have to deal with the same kind of politics that I had to in skating. In boxing, it is not about your appearance, or how your costume looks, what color it is, or how much it costs.
- Tonya Harding
(Keywords: Politics, Appearance, Boxing, Will)

What was the appearance of God the Father? Like that of a man... God has the likeness of fingers and hands and a face.
- Benny Hinn
(Keywords: God, Father, Appearance, Man)

When the President was asked about global warming at a public appearance yesterday, he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil. You make the connection.
- Gwen Ifill
(Keywords: Addiction, America, Appearance, Connection, Global warming, Oil, President, Public, Talking, Yesterday)

But now in this day and age, people are more prone to go out to try new things to enhance their performance on the field - to enhance their physical appearance.
- Bo Jackson
(Keywords: Age, People, Performance, Appearance, Day, Now)

My appearance was always good and my ability to play on the piano, especially ragtime, which was then at the height of its vogue, made me a welcome guest.
- James Weldon Johnson
(Keywords: Ability, Appearance, Guest, Play)

I make appearance at local park and recreation agencies when the program starts, when they have the qualifying meets at the local levels. Then I try to go to the regional competitions, and of course I'm there in Hershey, Pa., in August for the North American final.
- Rafer Johnson
(Keywords: American, Appearance, Recreation)

We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection, mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon for the phenomenon itself.
- Leon Jouhaux
(Keywords: Knowledge, Appearance, Reflection)

The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite.
- Franz Kafka
(Keywords: Life, Appearance, Being, Fact, Infinite)

Well unfortunately I didn't work with Andre much. But rap is a strong presence in the culture and anyone is going to grateful for its appearance, grateful for any kind of music that has the kind of effect that rap has had on us all.
- Harvey Keitel
(Keywords: Music, Work, Appearance, Culture, Effect, Rap)

The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.
- Michael Korda
(Keywords: Work, Appearance, Fool, World)

I want the privilege of guiding the arrows of my children and giving them the exhortations that can shoot them into the high place.
- Charles Lamb
(Keywords: Beauty, Soul, Belief, Possibility, Appearance, Body, Error)

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
- Christopher Lasch
(Keywords: Success, Appearance, Nothing)

I'm intrigued by the way in which physical appearance can often direct a person's life; things happen differently for a beautiful woman than for a plain one.
- Penelope Lively
(Keywords: Life, Appearance, Woman)

The one appearance that I made for President Kennedy, he, as I understand, had his choice or was asked to make a list of the people he would like to have perform, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them.
- Julie London
(Keywords: People, Appearance, Choice, President)

But it is true that sometimes an enveloping darkness aids one to clearer vision; as in a panorama building, for example, where the obscurity about the entrance prepares one better for the climax, and gives the scene depicted a more real and vivid appearance.
- Pierre Loti
(Keywords: Vision, Appearance, Building, Darkness, Example, Obscurity)

Improved turnout will give parliament and government the appearance of being more legitimate.
- Peter Lynch
(Keywords: Government, Appearance, Being, Parliament, Will)

There are two sorts of curiosity - the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things.
- Robert Wilson Lynd
(Keywords: Life, Appearance, Curiosity)

Even when Darwin's teaching first made its appearance, it became clear at once that its scientific, materialist core, its teaching concerning the evolution of living nature, was antagonistic to the idealism that reigned in biology.
- Trofim Lysenko
(Keywords: Nature, Appearance, Evolution, First, Idealism, Living, Teaching)

Possibly because I grew up not feeling very confident about my own physical appearance, I developed internal devices so that I could integrate into society.
- Shirley Manson
(Keywords: Society, Appearance, Feeling)

Today we are searching for things in nature that are hidden behind the veil of appearance... We look for and paint this inner, spiritual side of nature.
- Franz Marc
(Keywords: Nature, Appearance, Spiritual, Today)

Haldeman is the only man in America in this generation who let his hair grow for a courtroom appearance.
- Mary McGrory
(Keywords: America, Appearance, Hair, Man)

However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power.
- Kate Millett
(Keywords: Power, Appearance, Culture, Ideology, May, Present)

In the United States three new methods of transportation made their appearance at almost the same time - the steamboat, the canal boat, and the rail car.
- John Moody
(Keywords: Car, Time, Appearance, canal, states, United)

A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.
- Alanis Morissette
(Keywords: Work, Truth, Appearance, Man)



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