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The hair is the richest ornament of women. ~Martin Luther
Hair is vitally personal to children. They weep vigorously when it is cut for the first time; no matter how it grows, bushy, straight or curly, they feel they are being shorn of a part of their personality. ~Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography, 1964
The hair is of so much importance to the face, that the gracefulness of a woman's head, and the likeness of a man's portrait, depend in a great measure upon its arrangement. ~Auguste Alexandre Philippe Charles Blanc (1813–1882), Art in Ornament and Dress / L'Art dans la Parure et dans le Vêtement, "Personal Adornment: Hair-Dressing," 1875, translated from French
[W]hat a difference there is between a head dressed with feeling, and the same head when the hair is left to chance or ill arranged! No doubt the natural arrangement may be so admirable that there is no necessity for any alteration. It is thus that disordered hair may characterise the incessant absorption of a philosopher, always buried in problems, like Ampère—let us leave him with his hair all in confusion. ~Charles Blanc, Art in Ornament and Dress, 1875
Attired to please herself: no gems of any kind
She wore, nor aught of borrowed gloss in Nature's stead;
And, then her long, loose hair flung round her head
Fell carelessly behind.
~Publius Terentius Afer
I will not deny
of my age...
~Alice Walker, from "I Will Not Deny," Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, 2010
[T]his is California. Blondes are like the state flower or something. ~From the television show Beverly Hills 90210
They're not gray hairs. They're wisdom highlights. ~Author Unknown
There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine. ~Logan Pearsall Smith
Only God, my dear,
Could love you for yourself alone
And not your yellow hair.
It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. ~Cicero
To Crystal, hair was the most important thing on earth. She would never get married because you couldn't wear curlers in bed. ~Edna O'Brien
Did you notice how her hair smells like fruit? Not the real fruit but the good kind, like in candy. ~The Middle, "The Core Group," 2016, written by Ilana Wernick [S8, E1. Axl, to Frankie, about his girlfriend April.
There is nothing more contemptible than a bald man who pretends to have hair. ~Martial
Gray hair is a blessing — ask any bald man. ~Author Unknown
Every day it happens to us to fail to recognise our friends when they have cut their hair in some unusual manner, when they have shaved or allowed their beard to grow contrary to their ordinary practice. This proves what effect these natural ornaments have on a man's appearance, and how they fix themselves in memory. ~Charles Blanc, Art in Ornament and Dress, 1875
You can't part the skin of a sausage,
Or a dad from his fond son and heir.
And you can't part the hair on a bald-headed man,
For there'll be no parting there. ~Billy Bennett
Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz
[T]he sun was glinting down on her brilliant head, making her hair glow like fire.... Suddenly she smiled, and her beautiful face became almost as radiant as her hair.... It was bound up in a braid and coiled atop her head like a length of rope, but he could discern hues from the brightest copper to the deepest red, like the leaves of autumn after the frost. Unbound, he knew it could reach her waist, like a waving, living banner of flame. ~Catherine Hart, Night Flame, 1989 #redheads
A celebrity is any well-known TV or movie star who looks like he spends more than two hours working on his hair. ~Steve Martin
A fine head of hair adds beauty to a good face, and terror to an ugly one. ~Lycurgus
By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy. ~George Bancroft
There is one thing about baldness: it's neat. ~Don Herold
But if the nose is unequally short and turned up, the hair admits of still more fanciful arrangement; it may be whimsical, surprising, even set off with a little disorder. A stray ringlet, a careless bit of ribbon, an aigrette on one side would be allowable, or a falling spray of flowers, or a single curl on the face. ~Charles Blanc, Art in Ornament and Dress, 1875
How can I control my life when I can't control my hair? ~Author Unknown
I don't care if they call me "baldie" or "chrome dome." God took an eraser and brushed my head clean. I'd rather be bald on top than bald inside. ~Joe Garagiola, 1975
A hair in the head is worth two in the brush. ~Oliver Herford
[T]he forehead, if high—if longer than the nose—should be concealed a little, and the face only uncovered near the temples. Long curls, such as Lawrence's figures wear falling on their cheeks, have an expression of sentimental reverie which may suit certain romantic ladies; but, in a general way, the cheeks left bare and the hair turned back is more graceful and natural than these drooping ringlets which the most chaste and tender kiss would disarrange. Why display beautiful curls on the cheek when they look so elegant on the nape of the neck or the shoulder? To conceal a part of the face, is it not to make people suspect some defect, or to lead them to believe more than really exists? Women who hide under corkscrew curls their faded complexions, or the marks which the finger of time has left on their faces, make themselves look old by this very precaution. Sincerity is best.
As regards young girls, they are always charming when they display the whole of the face. Youth is such a skilful hairdresser!
~Charles Blanc, Art in Ornament and Dress, 1875
A man has gray hair; a poet has locks as silvery as long-lost treasure. ~Terri Guillemets
Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald. ~Proverb
The arrangement of the hair being indispensable to beauty only in woman, man, without actually handling the scissors and the curling tongs, ought to be his own hair-dresser; and if so, we may be sure... that his character, careless or careful, impetuous or calm, timid or resolute, stiff or unreserved, will show itself in the way in which he usually cuts and arranges his hair. But woman needs to be adorned with profound skill, and it is not easy for her to dress her own hair. ~Charles Blanc, Art in Ornament and Dress, 1875