Thursday, 8 August 2013

Faces

 A man finds room in the few square inches of his face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Conduct of Life


There are mystically in our faces certain characters which carry in them the motto of our souls, wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures.  ~Sir Thomas Browne


I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.  ~Author Unknown


I have never been aware before how many faces there are.  There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge


Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.  ~Martin Buxbaum


An eye can threaten like a loaded and levelled gun, or it can insult like hissing or kicking; or, in its altered mood, by beams of kindness, it can make the heart dance for joy.... One of the most wonderful things in nature is a glance of the eye; it transcends speech; it is the bodily symbol of identity.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.  ~Victor Hugo


A man's face is his autobiography.  A woman's face is her work of fiction.  ~Oscar Wilde


It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many millions of faces, there should be none alike.  ~Thomas Browne, Religio Medici


God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.  ~William Shakespeare


The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.  ~Cicero


My daddy's face is a study.  Winter moves into it and presides there.  His eyes become a cliff of snow threatening to avalanche, his eyebrows bend like black limbs of leafless trees.  His skin takes on the pale cheerless yellow of winter sun; for a jaw he has the edges of a snowbound field dotted with stubble; his high forehead is the frozen sweep of the Erie.  ~Toni Morrison


The face is more honest than the mouth will ever be.  ~Daphne Orebaugh


It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it.  ~Claudette Colbert, quoted in Kindling the Spirit by Lois P. Frankel


I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.  ~Lauren Bacall


After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies.  ~Cynthia Ozick, The Paris Review

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