Sunday, May 01, 2005

Clothing Quotes

O what a sight were Man, if his attires Did alter with his minde; And like a dolphins skinne, his clothes combin'd With his desires! ~George Herbert Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse.  ~Will Rogers The only man who really needs a tail coat is a man with a hole in his trousers.  ~John Taylor Do men who have got all their marbles go swimming in lakes with their clothes on?  ~P.G. Wodehouse Stripped of the cunning artifices of the tailor, and standing forth in the garb of Eden - what a sorry set of round-shouldered, spindle-shanked, crane-necked varlets would civilized men appear!  ~Herman Melville Our clothes are too much a part of us for most of us ever to be entirely indifferent to their condition:  it is as though the fabric were indeed a natural extension of the body, or even of the soul.  ~Quentin Bell Stretch pants - the garment that made skiing a spectator sport.  ~Author Unknown Remember that always dressing in understated good taste is the same as playing dead.  ~Susan Catherine Why is it considered seductive for women to wear beautiful clothes?  Wouldn't it make more sense to wear something so ugly that a guy couldn't wait to take it off you?  ~Flash Rosenberg As long as there are cold and nakedness in the land around you, so long can there be no question at all but that splendor of dress is a crime.  ~John Ruskin I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being perfectly well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims Where's the man could ease a heart Like a satin gown? ~Dorothy Parker, "The Satin Dress" Almost every man looks more so in a belted trench coat.  ~Sydney J. Harris The first purpose of clothes... was not warmth or decency, but ornament.... Among wild people, we find tattooing and painting even prior to clothes.  The first spiritual want of a barbarous man is decoration; as indeed we still see among the barbarous classes in civilized countries.  ~Thomas Carlyle The dress must not hang on the body but follow its lines.  It must accompany its wearer and when a woman smiles the dress must smile with her.  ~Madeleine Vionnet You have to have the kind of body that doesn't need a girdle in order to get to pose in one.  ~Carolyn Kenmore Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.  ~Jane Austen All dress is fancy dress, is it not, except our natural skins?  ~George Bernard Shaw Fashion is like the id.  It makes you desire things you shouldn't.  ~Bob Morris It's always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting.  ~Jean Paul Gaultier Clothes are inevitable.  They are nothing less than the furniture of the mind made visible.  ~James Laver, Style in Costume Every uniform corrupts one's character.  ~Max Frisch On the subject of dress almost no one, for one or another reason, feels truly indifferent:  if their own clothes do not concern them, somebody else's do.  ~Elizabeth Bowen For your own sake you should give her a new gown; for variety of dresses rouses desire, and makes an old mistress seem every day a new one.  ~William Wycherley Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.  ~Epictetus High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.  ~Christopher Morley I don't know who invented the high heel, but all men owe him a lot.  ~Marilyn Monroe Dresses for breakfasts, and dinners, and balls; Dresses to sit in, and st

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