clothes

A Quote by Angela Carter on aggression, clothes, hope, information, innocence, and seduction

Iconic clothing has been secularized. . . . A guardsman in a dress uniform is ostensibly an icon of aggression; his coat is red as the blood he hopes to shed. Seen on a coat-hanger, with no man inside it, the uniform loses all its blustering significance and, to the innocent eye seduced by decorative colour and tactile braid, it is as abstract in symbolic information as a parasol to an Eskimo. It becomes simply magnificent.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Anatole France on clothes and influence

It is remarkable how great an influence our clothes have on our moral state.

Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on clothes, good, and incredulity

MESMERISM, n. Hypnotism before it wore good clothes, kept a carriage and asked Incredulity to dinner.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on clothes and kindness

ARMOR, n. The kind of clothing worn by a man whose tailor is a blacksmith.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Aesop on beginning and clothes

The lamb began to follow the wolf in sheep's clothing.

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

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A Quote by Abigail Van Buren on brothers, clothes, dreams, education, freedom, hope, kindness, mankind, peace, people, sleep, and world

For many of us we are always wanting more - we would be happier if we had such and such. Maybe we should pause for a moment and hear what some people in the third world countries would like to make them happier. 1. Having enough to eat so when you go to sleep at night your stomach doesn't ach. 2. Having shoes on your feet and any kind of clothing to keep the cold out. 3. Having a roof over your head. 4. Having the hope that you'll be lucky enough to get some kind of an education. 5. Believing that the dream of freedom, brotherhood, and peace for all mankind will someday come true.

Abigail Van Buren (1918 -)

Source: Dear abby, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

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