Quotes 1 till 10 of 10.
American writer 1861-19500
A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward.
American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist 1868–19300
Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.
British writer 1815-18820
I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
English poet and critic 1772-18340
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; - poetry = the best words in the best order.
Our American heritage is greater than any one of us. It can express itself in very homely truths; in the end it can lift up our eyes beyond the glow in the sunset skies.
American writer, ophthalmologist and a professor of English literatur 1858-19320
Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-17730
Style is the dress of thoughts; and let them be ever so just, if your style is homely, coarse, and vulgar, they will appear to as much disadvantage, and be as ill received, as your person, though ever so well-proportioned, would if dressed in rags, dirt, and tatters.
The story of Joseph in Egypt and of the seven fat and the seven lean years has passed into the homely wisdom of the ages; but our economic thinking seems to have lost contact with so simple and basic approach to prudent management of a nations welfare.Source: World Commodities and World Currencies Ch. V, Stabilization of Raw Materials, p. 56
There is a homely directness about these rustic apothegms which makes them far more palatable than the strained and sophisticated epigrams of the characters of Oscar Wilde's plays, who are ever striving strenuously to dazzle us with verbal pyrotechnics.
English poet 1770-18500
Thou unassuming common-place of Nature, with that homely face.