Quotations on Charm

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Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Imagination, Charm, Eye, Wonder)

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Danger, Gifts, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Consciousness, Danger, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well, but what you need today is Charm. Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to, I'll develop my radio personality.
- Gracie Allen
(Keywords: Work, Charm, Force, Integrity, May, Personality, Today, Want)

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Heart, Charm, Tenderness)

God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Keywords: Work, God, Charm, Reward, Sleep, Will)

It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him.
- Kate Beckinsale
(Keywords: People, Charm, Losing, Open)

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan
(Keywords: Hope, Charm, Fishing, Pursuit)

Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education.
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Keywords: Education, Work, Knowledge, Hope, Charm, Mythology, Relaxation, Study)

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Brevity, Charm, Eloquence)

Beloved, till life can charm no more; And mourned, till Pity's self be dead.
- William Collins
(Keywords: Life, Charm, Pity, Self)

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man.
- Catherine Deneuve
(Keywords: Humor, Charm, Man, Sense, Woman)

'Charm' - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.
- Henry Ellis
(Keywords: Power, Work, Women, Strength, Charm, Effect, Force, Man, Woman)

There's a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me.
- John Erskine
(Keywords: Beauty, Charm, Difference, Woman)

Also, it's risky to try to duplicate earlier success. Magician had a certain charm to it, mostly due to my choice of lead characters, that I would be hard put to duplicate.
- Raymond E. Feist
(Keywords: Success, Charm, Choice)

One thing above all gives charm to men's thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.
- Anatole France
(Keywords: Men, Thoughts, Charm, Mind)

When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Keywords: Art, Men, Charm, Folly, Guilt, Melancholy, Woman)

Remote villages and communities have lost their identity, and their peace and charm have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations, the automobile.
- James Norman Hall
(Keywords: Peace, Charm, Identity)

There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.
- William Harvey
(Keywords: Actions, Charm, Eagles, Lust, Man, Publishing)

Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Poetry, Charm, Queen)

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Age, History, Charm, Fact, Nothing)

And my father was a comic. He could play any musical instrument. He loved to perform. He was a wonderfully comedic character. He had the ability to dance and sing and charm and analyze poetry.
- Lynn Johnston
(Keywords: Poetry, Father, Dance, Character, Ability, Charm, Play)

The rarest of all things in American life is charm. We spend billions every year manufacturing fake charm that goes under the heading of public relations. Without it, America would be grim indeed.
- Anita Loos
(Keywords: Life, America, American, Charm, Manufacturing, Public)

You will also allow me to thank the Academy for inviting me to lecture in Stockholm, for its hospitality, and for the opportunity afforded me for admiring the charm of your people and the beauty of your country.
- Guglielmo Marconi
(Keywords: Beauty, People, Opportunity, Charm, Country, Hospitality, Will)

I've worked with leading men so worried about losing their charm that they were always winking to the audience.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
(Keywords: Men, Charm, Leading, Losing)

I remember that it was never that difficult for me to get a director to look up and pay attention to me. Mind you, I don't know if that's necessarily charm. But I've played roles where my character has to be charming and I've found it quite easy to do. I think some of it is in my bones, but some of it is more deliberate.
- James McAvoy
(Keywords: Character, Attention, Charm, Mind)

I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace.
- Margaret Mitchell
(Keywords: Life, Peace, Charm, Grace, Want)

Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Keywords: Music, Charm, Disgust, Horror)

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Keywords: Beauty, Adventure, Charm, End, Eyes, Open, World)

Everything has been homogenized. Over time, with television and jet travel, everybody has blended together. Some of our wonderful charm has been lost.
- Bruce Paltrow
(Keywords: Time, Travel, Charm, Television)

Americans like the British kind of quirkiness and the strange accent. They find it kind of cute or something, with a certain charm.
- Nick Park
(Keywords: Americans, Charm, Cute)

The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.
- Blaise Pascal
(Keywords: Death, Charm, Fame)

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.
- Jean Paul
(Keywords: Life, Strength, Actions, Charm, Moderation)

Early in the morning, I fell in love with the girl that later on became my wife. At that time, we were so naive. I wanted to charm her, so I read her Capital by Marx. I thought somehow she would be convinced by the strength of his criticism about capital.
- Shimon Peres
(Keywords: Love, Time, Wife, Thought, Strength, Charm, Criticism)

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato
(Keywords: Life, Music, Imagination, Soul, Charm, Law, Mind, Universe)

As we celebrate President Reagan's remarkable career and historic legacy, we also celebrate a man of strong character, deep conviction, unforgettable charm, and wonderful wit.
- Jim Ramstad
(Keywords: Character, Career, Charm, Conviction, Deep, Man, President, Remarkable, Wit)

There's no secret to working with kids. They either charm you and you can work with them, or they don't charm you and you feel you're stuck with them.
- Jerome Robbins
(Keywords: Work, Charm, Kids)

Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.
- Logan P. Smith
(Keywords: People, Charm, World)

First, there is the bare beauty of the logs themselves with their long lines and firm curves. Then there is the open charm felt of the structural features which are not hidden under plaster and ornament, but are clearly revealed, a charm felt in Japanese architecture.
- Gustav Stickley
(Keywords: Architecture, Beauty, Charm, First, Open)

The name of Jesus, like a secret charm, awakened similar emotions in the hearts of all the converts, and called immediately into action every feeling of moral loveliness, and every desire of dutiful obedience, which constitute Christian purity.
- John Strachan
(Keywords: Action, Christian, Charm, Desire, Emotions, Feeling, Name, Obedience, Purity)

No siren did ever so charm the ear of the listener as the listening ear has charmed the soul of the siren.
- Henry Taylor
(Keywords: Soul, Charm, Listening)

I find that acrylics dry very fast - which is supposed to be its charm; however, I find that because of that quality they don't blend as nicely as the oils. The oils, for one thing, are softer and more flexible than the acrylics. Also, the colors are brighter with oils.
- Boris Vallejo
(Keywords: Quality, Charm, Colors)

The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
- Oscar Wilde
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, Charm, Deception)

Charm is the ability to make someone else think that both of you are pretty wonderful.
- Kathleen Winsor
(Keywords: Ability, Charm, Pretty)

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