Rags quotes

  • Rogues in rags are kept in countenance by rogues in ruffles.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Rags #Ruffles #Rogues

  • We must all make do with the rags of love we find flapping on the scarecrow of humanity.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Humanity #Rags #Scarecrow

  • You have to keep taking the next necessary stitch, and the next one, and the next. Without stitches, you just have rags. And we are not rags,
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Rags #Stitches #Next

  • In the town live witches nine: three in worsted, three in rags, and three in velvet fine...
    -- Celia Rees

    #Rags #Three #Velvet

  • The American dream was not, at least at the beginning, a rags-to-riches type of narrow materialism.
    -- Charles A. Reich

    #Dream #Rags #Riches

  • Rags, which are the reproach of poverty, are the beggar's robes, and graceful insignia of his profession, his tenure, his full dress, the suit in which he is expected to show himself in public.
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Rags #Dresses #Poverty

  • Beauty soaks reality as water fills a rag.
    -- Chet Raymo

    #Reality #Water #Rags

  • About 25 years ago, I took a bicycle across the United States. I soon found out that the greatest item of clothing was the trusty bandanna. There were dozens of uses for a bandanna - as a pot holder, a chain cleaner, a sun shield, a headband, a snot rag, a declaration of Kerouacian intent.
    -- Colum McCann

    #Years #United States #Rags

  • It's nice to get your glad rags on for awards like the Baftas, but it doesn't happen all the time.
    -- Dan Stevens

    #Nice #Awards #Rags

  • [Autobiographies] are all the same - it's always rags-to-riches or I-slept-with-so-and-so. Damned if I'm going to say that.
    -- Deborah Kerr

    #Rags #Rags To Riches #Riches

  • My life has often been described as 'from rags to riches' but in fact, the Ross's were never raggedy.
    -- Diana Ross

    #Rags #Rags To Riches #Riches

  • Like a robe wears out over time and turns to rags, life wears out from day to day, from second to second.
    -- Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

    #Buddhism #Suffering #Rags

  • If wearing this rag will in any way speed the process of gathering my furture soldiers, then I will waer it. But if it doesn't..." Vollrath bowed. "I will subject myself to your temper." You'll have no choice.
    -- Frank Beddor

    #Choices #Soldier #Rags

  • There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
    -- George Farquhar

    #Justice #Rags #Scandal

  • Oh, my tattered rags are caught on your coffee table.
    -- Homer

    #Coffee #Rags #Tables

  • While some multimillionaires started in poverty, most did not. A study of the origins of 303 textile, railroad and steel executives of the 1870s showed that 90 percent came from middle- or upper-class families. The Horatio Alger stories of "rags to riches" were true for a few men, but mostly a myth, and a useful myth for control.
    -- Howard Zinn

    #Men #Class #Rags

  • First of all, don't mix your hairpins up with mine! You .... Oh! All right, mix your muck with mine. Mix it! Mix your rags with my tatters! Mix it all up. ...
    -- Jean Genet

    #Rags #Firsts

  • ...I know all about myself now, I know. You've told me so often. You haven't left me one rag of illusion to clothe myself in.
    -- Jean Rhys

    #Rags #Illusion

  • The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labour of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.
    -- Jean-Baptiste Say

    #Rags #Useless #Want

  • Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
    -- John Donne

    #Love #Time #Rags

  • Then might ye see Cowls, hoods, and habits with their wearers tost And flutter'd into rags; then reliques, beads, Indulgences, dispenses, pardons, bulls, The sport of winds; all these upwhirl'd aloft Fly to the rearward of the world far off Into a limbo large and broad, since called The paradise of fools.
    -- John Milton

    #Sports #Wind #Rags

  • There is such a love, a love that creates value in what is loved. There is a love that turns rag dolls into priceless treasures. There is a love that fastens itself onto ragged little creatures, for reasons that no one could ever quite figure out, and makes them precious and valued beyond calculation. This is love beyond reason. This is the love of God.
    -- John Ortberg

    #Treasure #Littles #Rags

  • I've done my damndest to rip a reader's nerves to rags, I don't want him satisfied.
    -- John Steinbeck

    #Rip #Rags #Nerves

  • Though Diogenes lived in a tub, there might be, for aught I know, as much pride under his rags, as in the fine-spun garments of the divine Plato.
    -- Jonathan Swift

    #Plato #Pride #Rags

  • How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you — you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences — like rags and shreds of your very life.
    -- Katherine Mansfield

    #Rags #Littles #Fence

  • Style is the dress of thoughts; and let them be ever so just, if your style is homely, coarse, and vulgar, they will appear to as much disadvantage, and be as ill received, as your person, though ever so well-proportioned, would if dressed in rags, dirt, and tatters.
    -- Lord Chesterfield

    #Style #Rags #Dresses

  • Words are the dress of thoughts; which should no more be presented in rags, tatters, and dirt than your person should.
    -- Lord Chesterfield

    #Rags #Dresses #Dirt

  • the conversation whipped gaily around the table like rags in a high wind.
    -- Margaret Halsey

    #Wind #Rags #Tables

  • The man forget not, though in rags he lies, And know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
    -- Mark Akenside

    #Lying #Men #Rags

  • The Lord of Rags and Tatters.
    -- Megan Whalen Turner

    #Rags #Lord

  • I had a white senator call me a rag head, and I had an African-American legislator call me a conservative with a tan.
    -- Nikki Haley

    #White #African American #Rags

  • For the first time, I wasn't embarrassed by the look of beauty, of elegance, because when you see someone who has only one rag as their property, but it happens to be beautiful and pink and silk, beauty doesn't have to be separated.. ..I have always said that you shouldn't have biases, you shouldn't have prejudices. But before that (his trip to India around 1975, fh) I'd never been able to use purple, because it was too beautiful.
    -- Robert Rauschenberg

    #Beautiful #Purple #Rags

  • Like a lot of what happens in novels, inspiration is a sort of spontaneous combustion--the oily rags of the head and heart.
    -- Stanley Elkin

    #Inspiration #Heart #Rags

  • With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread.
    -- Thomas Hood

    #Inspirational #Red #Rags

  • Treat kindly every miserable truth that knocks begging at your door, otherwise you will some day fail to recognize Truth Himself when He comes in rags.
    -- Austin O'Malley

    #Truth #Doors #Rags

  • Politics' the polite word for antediluvian prejudices, the rags put on by enmity and tribal resentment.
    -- Joseph O'Connor

    #Rags #Prejudice #Enmity

  • I got into playing the jazz. I played jazz for a good while. I did the popular stuff first. You got the "Twelfth Street Rag" and those kinds of things. Then I got to hanging around with a bunch of guys starting to playing jazz. We'd go from one place to the other and take our instruments, just perform for free.
    -- Papa John Creach

    #Guy #Rags #Playing Jazz

  • Pre-treating is a really important step for stain removal. It's best to treat stains right away, so blot fresh stains with a paper towel or a white rag.
    -- Clinton Kelly

    #White #Important #Rags

  • It was funny actually because that was still during the time we were dating. He would get all these calls because supposedly before we broke up, we had already broken up in the trades, in the rags or whatever.
    -- Rosario Dawson

    #Broken #Dating #Rags

  • Unfortunately I have no rags-to-riches story to tell. Money never played a big role for me. My parents just had it.
    -- Stelios Haji-Ioannou

    #Parent #Rags #Roles

  • Rag paper, containing hemp fiber, is the highest quality and longest lasting paper ever made. It can be torn when wet, but returns to its full strength when dry.
    -- Jack Herer

    #Quality #Rags #Paper