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Every European visitor to the United States is struck by the comparative rarity of what he would call a face, by the frequency of men and women who look like elderly babies. If he stays in the States for any length of time, he will learn that this cannot be put down to a lack of sensibility -- the American feels the joys and sufferings of human life as keenly as anybody else. The only plausible explanation I can find lies in his different attitude to the past. To have a face, in the European sense of the word, it would seem that one must not only enjoy and suffer but also desire to preserve the memory of even the most humiliating and unpleasant experiences of the past.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.

Author: Lauren Bacall (1924)

Profession: American Actress

Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.

Author: Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972)

Profession: American-born French Author

I have eyes like those of a dead pig.

Author: Marlon Brando (1924)

Profession: American Actor, Director

People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart.

Author: Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)

Profession: German Dramatist, Poet

It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike.

Author: Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)

Profession: British Author, Physician, , Philosopher

It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast.

Author: Julie Burchill

Profession: British Journalist, Writer

When matters are desperate we must put on a desperate face.

Author: Robert Burn

Profession:

Alas after a certain age, every man is responsible for his own face.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

A blank helpless sort of face, rather like a rose just before you drench it with D.D.T.

Author: John Carey

Profession:

The eyes those silent tongues of love.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

He had a face like a blessing.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

A strange and somewhat impassive physiognomy is often, perhaps, an advantage to an orator, or leader of any sort, because it helps to fix the eye and fascinate the mind.

Author: Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)

Profession: American Sociologist

A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist