Quotations About Appearance
Lifeless in appearance, sluggish
dazed spring approaches-
William Carlos Williams
Spring and All
The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face.
Playing and Reality, 1971
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth. But we seem to have no other.
Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold.
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.
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.
It is only when the mind and character slumber that the dress can be seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets.
Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.