Quotations on Skin

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Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people.
- Richard Armour
(Keywords: Beauty, People, Deep, Skin, World)

Bosnia is under my skin. It's the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all; there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: Anger, Guilt, Sense, Skin, Years)

I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was living with people who were different, not just superficially different - such as hair colour, or eye colour, or skin colour - but different in some significant way.
- Jean M. Auel
(Keywords: People, Idea, Eye, Hair, Living, Skin, Woman)

My whole life, I've wanted to feel comfortable in my skin. It's the most liberating thing in the world.
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: Life, Skin, World)

Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.
- Mel Brooks
(Keywords: Talent, People, Ability, Being, Living, Names, Skin, Writer)

I'm lying in my bed, blanket is warm, this body will never keep me safe from harm. I still feel your hair, black ribbons of coal. Touch my skin to keep me whole. If only you'd come back to me. To feel you at my side, wouldn't need no Mojo Pin to keep me satisfied.
- Jeff Buckley
(Keywords: Bed, Body, Hair, Harm, Lying, Skin, Will)

Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am Sioux? Because I was born where my father lived? Because I would die for my people and my country?
- Sitting Bull
(Keywords: Love, Father, People, Country, Skin, Wrong)

There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Keywords: Truth, Nothing, Skin, Vanity)

I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.
- Leonard Cohen
(Keywords: Rain, Skin, Waiting)

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle
(Keywords: Poetry, Power, Ideas, Emotions, Language, Skin, Words)

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Family, Quarrels, Rules, Skin, Wounds)

Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.
- Redd Foxx
(Keywords: Beauty, Deep, May, Skin, Ugly)

The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
- Marcus Garvey
(Keywords: Greatness, Shame, Skin, Symbol)

You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.
- Sheilah Graham
(Keywords: Energy, Skin, Want, World)

You know how you wake up in the morning and sometimes you look gorgeous and other times you look like you got hit by a mack truck? I realized that my mack truck is food. If I have no sugar, yeast or wine, I have no undereye bags and my skin is perfect.
- Mariska Hargitay
(Keywords: Food, Skin, Wine)

Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colors that are but skin-deep.
- Matthew Henry
(Keywords: Colors, Gay, Skin, Temptation)

Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in gay, fine colours, that are but skin-deep.
- Matthew Henry
(Keywords: Gay, Skin, Temptation)

I'm trying to eliminate every vestige of my own personality, style, approach and get into somebody else's skin. Sometimes I feel I've accomplished it. But when I don't, I'm nobody at all, having left myself at home.
- Judy Holliday
(Keywords: Home, Personality, Skin, Style, Trying)

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Circumstances, Content, Living, May, Skin, Word)

We judge on the basis of what somebody looks like, skin color, whether we think they're beautiful or not. That space on the Internet allows you to converse with somebody with none of those things involved.
- Bell Hooks
(Keywords: Internet, Skin, Space)

You walk off the plane in Rio, and your blood temperature goes up. The feel of the wind on your face, the water on your skin, the taste of the food, the music, the sexuality; Brazilians are very comfortable in their sexuality.
- Amy Irving
(Keywords: Food, Music, Blood, Sexuality, Skin, Taste, Water, Wind)

I have pretty thick skin, and I think if you're going to be in this business, if you're going to be an actor or a writer, you better have a thick skin.
- John Irving
(Keywords: Business, Actor, Pretty, Skin, Writer)

So here we are today with a new conversation. When University of Georgia plays Georgia Tech, it's uniform color versus skin color. We have - we've overcome that level of racial fear.
- Jesse Jackson
(Keywords: Fear, Conversation, Skin, Today, University)

Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me. Don't talk skin to me.
- Mahalia Jackson
(Keywords: Baby, Skin, Talk)

I'm not talking ideas, or even presentation. It's like in politics: You have to sell something to become an electric player - like your skin or your heart.
- Keith Jarrett
(Keywords: Heart, Ideas, Skin, Talking)

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being skin deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?
- Jean Kerr
(Keywords: Beauty, Being, Deep, Nonsense, Skin, Want)

Since I have fair skin, I have to stay out of the sun. I can't stand the sun. I dyed my hair red for a while during the 1990s but I'm actually a natural blonde.
- Nicole Kidman
(Keywords: Hair, Skin, Sun)

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Keywords: People, Character, Content, Day, Skin, Will)

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Keywords: Dream, Character, Children, Content, Day, Nation, Skin, Will)

It doesn't matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon
(Keywords: Hair, Man, Skin, Woman)

All I can tell you really is if you get to the point where someone is telling you that you are not great or not good enough, just follow your heart and don't let anybody crush your dream.
- Annie Lennox
(Keywords: Time, Artist, Now, Skin, Years)

Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit.
- Jennifer Lopez
(Keywords: Beauty, Balance, Body, Deep, Mind, Skin, Spirit)

NASA space scientists have been studying giraffe skin so they can apply what they learn from it to the construction of spacesuits.
- Joanna Lumley
(Keywords: Scientists, Skin, Space)

Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Douglas MacArthur
(Keywords: Soul, Enthusiasm, Skin, Years)

If Bill jumps into something that relies on a lot of cymbals, I'll jump into something that relies on a lot of skin sounds; if he goes into metal tones, I'll go into wood, and so on. I basically play in his holes.
- Pat Mastelotto
(Keywords: Play, Skin, Wood)

What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?
- Michelangelo
(Keywords: Blind, Fact, Skin, Spirit)

Despite what anti-aging ads say, growing older can be better. I feel better in my skin, 100 percent. You have greater effects of gravity, but the better sense of yourself you have is something I wouldn't trade. Women who lie about their age - 'why?'
- Demi Moore
(Keywords: Age, Women, Lie, Gravity, Sense, Skin, Trade)

You know, I don't play the race card a lot. I'm half-black, half-white, and I'm proud of - my skin is brown. The world sees me as a black man, but my mother didn't raise me as a black man. She didn't raise me as a white guy.
- Shemar Moore
(Keywords: Mother, Man, Play, Race, Skin, World)

In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to stop when you get down to the skin.
- Austin O'Malley
(Keywords: Sheep, Skin, Taxes)

But today I felt different, today I forgot how long it takes to get into the skin of a character and I remembered it, because today I actually got into that skin and it felt so different.
- Estelle Parsons
(Keywords: Character, Skin, Today)

Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person.
- Amanda Peet
(Keywords: Beauty, Deep, Fun, Skin, Talk, Want)

Not to sound egomaniac or anything, but just to get under people's skin like that, and for them to believe in you and believe strongly enough to write... it's flattering and it helps you during the day.
- Glenn Quinn
(Keywords: People, Day, Skin, Sound)

The Death of Advertising? I think that's in the book of Revelation. It's the day when people everywhere become satisfied with their weight, their hair, their skin, their wardrobe, and their aroma.
- Jef I. Richards
(Keywords: Death, People, Advertising, Day, Hair, Skin, Weight)

I have had an experience which might perhaps be described as being shot down. At the same time, I call shot down only when one falls down. Today I got into trouble but I escaped with a whole skin.
- Manfred von Richthofen
(Keywords: Experience, Time, Being, Skin, Today, Trouble)

The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind, and they are in continual danger of breaking the skin and bursting out again.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Body, Care, Danger, Faults, Mind, Skin, Will, Wounds)

In terms of jumping into a character's skin, I try to immerse myself in the role as much as possible to bring me closer to them. All I do is what's required to achieve what I want to achieve.
- Dougray Scott
(Keywords: Character, Skin, Want)

Working for a federal agency was like trying to dislodge a prune skin from the roof of the mouth. More enterprise went into the job than could be justified by the results.
- Caskie Stinnett
(Keywords: Job, Results, Skin, Trying)

In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute - a white skin.
- Desmond Tutu
(Keywords: Land, Skin, Vote)

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
- Samuel Ullman
(Keywords: Soul, Heart, Fear, Enthusiasm, May, Self, Skin, Spirit, Worry, Years)

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman
(Keywords: Soul, Enthusiasm, Ideals, Living, May, Old, Skin, Years)



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