Quotes About Appearance

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Appearance

Quotations & Citations:

I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one.
~ Marilyn Monroe


Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets.

~ Baltasar Gracián




There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, ‘Do trousers matter?’
“The mood will pass, sir.”
~ P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters


The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.

~ Daniel Webster


Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.


When you’re the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.
~ Criss Jami


Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold.

~ Lord Chesterfield


Charles Dickens


Nothing is more deceitful, said Darcy, than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


The weirder you’re going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.

~ P.J. O’Rourke


Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.
~ Michael Bassey Johnson


A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.

~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human




People spot a big black lens, and they worry about what they’re doing, or how their hair looks. Nobody see the person holding the camera.
~ Erica O’Rourke, Torn


Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.

~ Niccolo Machiavelli


Why do people respect the package rather than the man?
~ Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays


Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.

~ Jean Cocteau


Oscar Wilde


No matter what a woman’s appearance may be, it will be used to undermine what she is saying and taken to individualize – as her personal problem – observations she makes about the beauty myth in society.
~ Naomi Wolf


Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth. But we seem to have no other.

~ Ivy Compton-Burnett


Appearance matters a great deal because you can often tell a lot about people by looking at how they present themselves.
~ Lemony Snicket, The Miserable Mill


Marilyn Monroe


My face seems too square and my eyes too big, like I’m perpetually surprised, but there’s nothing wrong with me that I can fix.
~ David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson