„The first thing I look for in a woman is warmth-femininity. It's got nothing to do with a pretty face. “

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Kirk Douglas4
ator e produtor cinematográfico norte-americano 1916 - 2020

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„I wore a dress that was so restricting and shoes that were five inches high, I could barely stage-dive. Then I got the best write-ups, for being feminine, I guess. I couldn’t move well and I was restrained, which equals great review. That’s pretty horrid.“

—  Courtney Love American punk singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and artist 1964

On her attire during live performances, Billboard https://books.google.com/books?id=gA0EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA135&dq=I+wore+a+dress+that+was+so+restricting+and+shoes+that+were+five+inches+high,+I+could+barely+stage-dive,+Then+I+got+the+best+write-ups,+for+being+feminine,+I+guess.+I+couldn’t+move+well+and+I+was+restrained,+which+equals+great+review.+That’s+pretty+horrid+Read+more+at+http://www.nme.com/list/courtney-love-30-of-her-most-candid-quotes-1309%233eCzLehAzLfAYAW2.99&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiHoYHrgbfSAhUDOSYKHeg-DR8Q6AEIGjAA#v=onepage&q=I%20wore%20a%20dress%20that%20was%20so%20restricting%20and%20shoes%20that%20were%20five%20inches%20high%2C%20I%20could%20barely%20stage-dive%2C%20Then%20I%20got%20the%20best%20write-ups%2C%20for%20being%20feminine%2C%20I%20guess.%20I%20couldn’t%20move%20well%20and%20I%20was%20restrained%2C%20which%20equals%20great%20review.%20That’s%20pretty%20horrid%20Read%20more%20at%20http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nme.com%2Flist%2Fcourtney-love-30-of-her-most-candid-quotes-1309%233eCzLehAzLfAYAW2.99&f=false (30 March 1996)

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„It seemed to me that there could be nothing more beautiful than the sun, whose warmth makes all things grow.“

—  Helen Keller, livro The Story of My Life

Fonte: The Story of My Life (1903), Ch. 6
Contexto: I remember the morning that I first asked the meaning of the word, "love." This was before I knew many words. I had found a few early violets in the garden and brought them to my teacher. She tried to kiss me: but at that time I did not like to have any one kiss me except my mother. Miss Sullivan put her arm gently round me and spelled into my hand, "I love Helen."
"What is love?" I asked.
She drew me closer to her and said, "It is here," pointing to my heart, whose beats I was conscious of for the first time. Her words puzzled me very much because I did not then understand anything unless I touched it.
I smelt the violets in her hand and asked, half in words, half in signs, a question which meant, "Is love the sweetness of flowers?"
"No," said my teacher.
Again I thought. The warm sun was shining on us.
"Is this not love?" I asked, pointing in the direction from which the heat came. "Is this not love?"
It seemed to me that there could be nothing more beautiful than the sun, whose warmth makes all things grow. But Miss Sullivan shook her head, and I was greatly puzzled and disappointed. I thought it strange that my teacher could not show me love.

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„Whenever I am sent a new book on the lively arts, the first thing I do is look for myself in the index.“

—  Julie Burchill British writer 1959

Burchill (1992) in The Spectator. 16 January 1992; cited in: Ned Sherrin (2008) Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations. p. 170

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