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some quotes I had noted down from various books





akshar
Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth. But we seem to have no other. ~Ivy Compton-Burnett

I have always a sacred veneration for anyone I observe to be a little out of repair in his person, as supposing him either a poet or a philosopher. ~Jonathan Swift


It is only when the mind and character slumber that the dress can be seen. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Mirrors should think longer before they reflect. ~Jean Cocteau


Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only. ~Samuel Butler, Erewhon


Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it. ~Maurice Chevalier


Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration. ~Niccolo Machiavelli


A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human


The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person. ~P.J. O'Rourke


Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold. ~Lord Chesterfield


The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it. ~Daniel Webster


Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets. ~Baltasar Gracian
mirzapirza
(You have a serious issue with appearance.)

The end of William Wordsworth's "The tables turned" appeared in a novel by Aldous Huxley once; I haven't been able to forget it since.

Enough of Science and of Art;
Close up those barren leaves;
Come forth, and bring with you a heart
That watches and receives.
kuad
Two funny quotes that stick in my mind are from Foucalt's Pendulum by Umberto Eco:

"The SS, apparently, are descended from the Seven Dwarfs"

"Hi there beautiful, ... Made that suicide attempt yet?"
ashok
Read somewhere

"Loving hearts never grow old"

"Everything that is required for a happy life lies in you"

From shakespeare

"There is nothing good or bad except the thinking that makes it so"
Varun
A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it. --- The Silmarillion
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