„There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!—
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!"“
— Louise Rennison, Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?
— Mehmed II Ottoman sultan 1432 - 1481
„There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This period does not last. He returns headlong to his beard. “
— Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963
— Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015
„I have a two-year-old who just turned three, and my four-year-old just turned five. I have the same irrational feelings taking them to pre-school. It's this charged combination of stress and joy and anxiety and excitement. When they're away, you've got a sudden loss of purpose and this ever-present fear about the kid's welfare. The departure of our children from our nest is not an easy thing.“
— Vera Farmiga American actress 1973
As quoted in " Q&A: Bates Motel's Vera Farmiga on the Terrors of Parenthood http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/interviews/a27056/vera-farmiga-interview/" by Eric Spitznagel at Esquire (February 1, 2014)
„When I painted Christ's parents I was thinking of my own parents. The bearded man is the Child's father. He is my father. [Chagall stated this in 1950]“
— Marc Chagall French artist and painter 1887 - 1985
as quoted in From Rebel to Rabbi: Reclaiming Jesus and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture, Matthew B. Hoffman; Stanford University Press, 2007, p. 219
— Thomas Tusser English poet 1524 - 1580
"August's Abstract". Compare: "Merry swithe it is in halle, When the beards waveth alle", Life of Alexander, 1312; (author unknown, but earlier wrongly attributed to Adam Davie, who had elsewhere written "Swithe mury hit is in halle, When burdes waiven alle").
„Guy from audience: Your wife is your beard!
Kevin: My wife is my beard isn't she?... Oh, sir, who was it? It was you? That was your move. 'Cause in your head you're going "I'm gonna yell out your wife is your beard and they'll laugh like they laughed at the rock guy!" And you yelled it out, you got it out there, you had the guts to do it and shit, and then I even echoed it for you just in case the cheap seats didn't hear it, and there was fucking crickets, sir.“
— Kevin Smith American screenwriter, actor, film producer, public speaker and director 1970
— Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle