Appearance Quotes, Sayings about Looks

When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.

– Richard C. Cushing

It embarrasses me to think of all those years I was buying silk suits and alligator shoes that were hurting my feet; cars that I just parked, and the dust would just build up on them.

– George Foreman

Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit.

– Guy Debord

There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Throughout the centuries, man has considered himself beautiful. I rather suppose that man only believes in his own beauty out of pride; that he is not really beautiful and he suspects this himself; for why does he look on the face of his fellow-man with such scorn?

– Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

– Christopher Morley

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.

– Anthony Burgess

Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.

– Baltasar Gracian

If you are not in fashion, you are nobody.

– Lord Chesterfield

Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.

– Latin Proverb

Slander is a poison which kills charity, both in the slanderer and the one who listens.

– St. Bernard

If men can run the world, why can’t they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?

– Linda Ellerbee

I dress for women and I undress for men.

– Angie Dickenson

There is no such thing as a moral dress. It’s people who are moral or immoral.

– Jennie Jerome Churchill

Not much meat on her, but what’s there is choice.

– Vincent van Gogh

UGLINESS, n. A gift of the gods to certain women, entailing virtue without humility.

– Elayne Boosler

If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity. But I mean by “vanity” only that they appreciate their own worth. Without this kind of vanity they would not be great. And with vanity alone, of course, a man is nothing.

– Yousef Karsh

They look quite promising in the shop; and not entirely without hope when I get them back into my wardrobe. But then, when I put them on they tend to deteriorate with a very strange rapidity and one feels so sorry for them.

– Joyce Grenfell

There is no course of life so weak and sottish as that which is managed by order, method, and discipline.

– Paula Poundstone

Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.

– Alexandre Dumas pere