Quotes: underneath

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  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen
    Norwegian dramatist 1828-1906
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    A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.
  • Jacob Braude
    Jacob Braude
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    Always behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.
  • C. P. Snow
    C. P. Snow
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    Civilization is hideously fragile... there's not much between us and the Horrors underneath, just about a coat of varnish.
    Source: The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution (1959)
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    Different though the sexes are, they inter-mix. In every human being a vacillation from one sex to the other takes place, and often it is only the clothes that keep the male or female likeness, while underneath the sex is very opposite of what it is above.
  • Ali Smith
    Ali Smith
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    Every great narrative is at least two narratives, if not more - the thing that is on the surface and then the things underneath which are invisible.
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt Brecht
    German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
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    For the villainy of the world is great, and a man has to run his legs off to keep them from being stolen out fom underneath him.
  • Matt Groening
    Matt Groening
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    Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
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    People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
  • Betty Rollin
    Betty Rollin
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    Scratch most feminists and underneath there is a woman who longs to be a sex object. The difference is that is not all she wants to be.
  • Oscar Levant
    Oscar Levant
    American Pianist, Actor 1906-1972
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    Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you will find the real tinsel underneath.
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson
    American poet 1830-1886
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    Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife!, underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit - Life!
  • Edmund White
    Edmund White
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    The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence: sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since the Vietnam War.
  • Phyllis Mcginley
    Phyllis Mcginley
    American poet and author 1905-1978
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    The knowingness of little girls hidden underneath their curls.
  • Bryan Ferry
    Bryan Ferry
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    The quality of the writing, really. Simple as that. Beautiful words. It's very nice as a singer to do great songs, which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song.
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