Quotations About / On:
I've only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.
(Sid Vicious (1957-1979), British punk rocker. Sounds (London, October 9, 1976).)
The true mirror of our discourse is the course of our lives.
(Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of the Education of Children," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. I, ch. 26, Abel Langelier, Paris (1595).)
When Medusa looks in the mirror, she sees the Lady of Sorrows.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
The ravaged face in the mirror hides the enchanting youth that is the real me.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
[A]s a lady adjusts her dress before a mirror, a man adjusts his character by looking at his journal.
(James Boswell (1740-1795), Scottish author. (Originally published 1791). Life of Johnson, "30 March 1778," p. 898, Oxford University Press (1980).)
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
(G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook E," aph. 49, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
(Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, vol. 12, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1958). Recommendations to Physicians Practising Psycho-Analysis, sct. G (1912).
On the ideal practice of psychoanalysis.)
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
(Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), Lebanese poet, novelist. The Prophet (1923).)
Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
(Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953), U.S. dramatist. Lazarus, in Lazarus Laughed, act 2, sc. 1 (1927).)