Quotations About / On: MIRROR
The world is the mirror of myself dying.
(Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Third or Fourth Day of Spring," Black Spring (1936).)
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different selfin the mirror of some woman's eyes.
(Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), U.S. diplomat, writer. Mrs. Morehead, in The Women, act 1 (1936).)
Seeing my malevolent face in the mirror, my benevolent soul shrinks back.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
Bring us the mirror, you ignorant thing, and be sure not to sully the image by the transmission of your reflection!
(Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Cathos to a servant, in Les Précieuses Ridicules, sc. 6 (1659).)
Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 274.)
A pale self-portrait looked out of the mirror with the serious eyes of all self-portraits.
(Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. The Gift, ch. 3 (1963).)
Don't stare into a mirror when you are trying to solve a problem.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
(Joan Didion (b. 1935), U.S. essayist. "In the Islands," The White Album (1979).)
Looking at yourself in a mirror isn't exactly a study of life.
(Lauren Bacall (b. 1924), U.S. actor. Daily Mail (London, Nov. 1, 1990).)
Something is sticking out its tongue at me from the corner of my mirror.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)