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  • Alec Guinness
    Alec Guinness
    English actor 1914-2000
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    An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.
  • Ann Bancroft
    Ann Bancroft
    American author, teacher, adventurer 1955-
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    And then there's also this element of - some people would describe it as spirits or a presence that appears when things are very difficult, physically and emotionally. You know, when you're really putting out. So the third man aura is sort of an appearance. It's the yeti.
  • Andy Goldsworthy
    Andy Goldsworthy
    British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist 1956-
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    As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    At their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and mad men.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.
  • Andrew Vachss
    Andrew Vachss
    American crime fiction author 1942-
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    Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball.
  • Michel Foucault
    Michel Foucault
    French Essayist, Philosopher 1926-1984
    Michel Foucault
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    Chance does not speak essentially through words nor can it be seen in their convolution. It is the eruption of language, its sudden appearance. It's not a night twinkle with stars, an illuminated sleep, nor a drowsy vigil. It is the very edge of consciousness.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
    Henry Ward Beecher
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    Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.
  • John Cage
    John Cage
    American composer and music 1912-1992
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    Food, one assumes, provides nourishment; but Americans eat it fully aware that small amounts of poison have been added to improve its appearance and delay its putrefaction.
  • Bridget Riley
    Bridget Riley
    English painter 1931-
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    For me nature is not a landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces - an event rather than an appearance.
    Source: Quoted in Karl Ruhrberg et al., Art of the 20th Century (2000)
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Gallantry to women - the sure road to their favor - is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes, a delight in their satisfaction, and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute toward it.
  • Berthold Auerbach
    Berthold Auerbach
    German-Jewish poet and author
    Berthold Auerbach
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    Good and stupid, is a common saying. I have found that only the judicious are really good. Only clever men know what is good for others; and at the first appearance of disadvantage to himself, the stupid man deserts.
  • Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
    Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
    American lawyer, minister, educator, and humorist 1790-1870
    Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
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    He was a horse of goodly countenance, rather expressive of vigilance than fire; though an unnatural appearance of fierceness was thrown into it by the loss of his ears, which had been cropped pretty close to his head.
  • Anne Tyler
    Anne Tyler
    American novelist and short story writer 1941-
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    I do write long, long character notes - family background, history, details of appearance - much more than will ever appear in the novel. I think this is what lifts a book from that early calculated, artificial stage.
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