Simply Charming

Sunday, January 16, 2011 – Simply Charming

Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves. ~ Henri-Frédéric Amiel

A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar. ~ Anita Brookner

A really plain woman is one who, however beautiful, neglects to charm. ~ Edgar Saltus

Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well, but what you need today is Charm. Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to, I’ll develop my radio personality. ~ Gracie Allen

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question. ~ Albert Camus

She behaves as if she was beautiful. Most American women do. It is the secret of their charm. ~ Oscar Wilde

Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration. ~ E. M. Forster

Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world. ~ Jane Austen

An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren’t. ~ Sacha Guitry

Even that crazy lunatic, my aunt the Empress, was absolutely sweet and charming. ~ Lord Mountbatten

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty. ~ Louisa May Alcott

I’ve worked with leading men so worried about losing their charm that they were always winking to the audience. ~ Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. ~ Oliver Herford

One mustn’t look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us. ~ Gustave Flaubert

Power without abuse loses its charm. ~ Paul Valery

The rarest of all things in American life is charm. We spend billions every year manufacturing fake charm that goes under the heading of public relations. Without it, America would be grim indeed. ~ Anita Loos

All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others. ~ Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise

There is a sort of charm in ugliness, if the person has some redeeming qualities and is only ugly enough. ~ Josh Billings

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. ~ Oscar Wilde

Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have always died out; it’s one of the most charming things about them. ~ Germaine Greer

Money’s a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet. ~ Henry James

What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it’s charming. ~ Edgar Degas

The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history. ~ Bertrand Russell

I was raised to be charming, not sincere. ~ Stephen Sondheim


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