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As a beauty I'm not a great star. Others are handsomer far; but my face -- I don't mind it because I'm behind it; it the folks out in front that I jar.

Author: A. H. Euwer

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The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul.

Author: Eliza Farnham

Profession: American Author and Social Reformist

It has to be displayed, this face, on a more or less horizontal plane. Imagine a man wearing a mask, and imagine that the elastic which holds the mask on has just broken, so that the man (rather than let the mask slip off) has to tilt his head back and balance the mask on his real face. This is the kind of tyranny which Lawson's face exerts over the rest of his body as he cruises along the corridors. He doesn't look down his nose at you, he looks along his nose.

Author: James Fenton (1949)

Profession: British Poet, Critic

A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on, projecting trait and trace through time to times anon, and leaping from place to place over oblivion.

Author: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

Her face was her chaperone.

Author: Rupert Hughes

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Our masks, always in peril of smearing or cracking, in need of continuous check in the mirror or silverware, keep us in thrall to ourselves, concerned with our surfaces.

Author: Carolyn Kizer

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The serial number of a human specimen is the face, that accidental and unrepeatable combination of features. It reflects neither character nor soul, nor what we call the self. The face is only the serial number of a specimen.

Author: Milan Kundera (1929)

Profession: Czech Author, Critic

We can see nothing whatever of the soul unless it is visible in the expression of the countenance; one might call the faces at a large assembly of people a history of the human soul written in a kind of Chinese ideograms.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

Every man over forty is responsible for his face.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ileum?

Author: Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

Profession: British Dramatist, Poet

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.

Author: Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

Profession: American Comic Actor

A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.

Author: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)

Profession: British Society Figure, Letter Writer

That the public can grow accustomed to any face is proved by the increasing prevalence of Keith's ruined physiognomy on TV documentaries and chat shows, as familiar and homely a horror as Grandpa in The Munsters.

Author: Philip Norman

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