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" A life being enacted onstage is a thing of utter fascination for me. And acting, it may begin out of vanity, but you hope that it's taken over by something else. I hope I've climbed over the vanity hurdle. "
" Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency. "
" A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice. "
Walter Savage Landor
" Any fear of aging, I think, is simply vanity. "
" A pretty wife is something for the fastidious vanity of a roue to retire upon. "
" As a person I'm perfectly vain, I'm just vainer as an actor about my ability. My acting vanity trumps my human vanity. "
" At 26, I was single, living in Manhattan, and working as a journalist at 'Vanity Fair.' I was Carrie Bradshaw... in sensible shoes. "
" Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman. "
" But, after all, we are a young nation, and vanity is a fault of youth. "
Rebecca Harding Davis
" By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt. "
" By the time I was successful with covers of 'Vogue' and 'Harper's Bazaar' and 'Vanity Fair' and the Lancome contract, someone asked how old I was. They almost fainted when I said 33. "
" Censorship is the height of vanity. "
" Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich. "
" Ego is hilarious - especially the vanity of a comedian. As soon as you see one start worrying about how cool he is or about how many stadiums he can fill, he stops being funny. "
" Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. "
" Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast. "
Logan Pearsall Smith
" Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency. "
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
" For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another! "
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
" For my type of story and my kind of writing, I think 'Vanity Fair' is the right forum. "
" For our vanity is such that we hold our own characters immutable, and we are slow to acknowledge that they have changed, even for the better. "
E. M. Forster
" From time to time, just about every 'Vanity Fair' writer has a chance to sell rights to an article or a book to Hollywood. "
" Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead. "
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
" God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything. "
D. H. Lawrence
" How can anybody learn anything from an artwork when the piece of art only reflects the vanity of the artist and not reality? "
" How many big American films do you see where the heroine has no vanity whatsoever? "
" I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting. "
" I am simply not such a slave to my vanity, and I don't want to be, because as you get older you really have to start accepting the inevitable. "
" I believe firmly that it was the Almighty's goodness, to check my consummate vanity. "
" I believe in glamour. I am in favor of a little vanity. I don't rely on just my genes. "
" I declare I would rather be a kitten and cry, 'Mew!' than live as I see many of my female acquaintances do, tearing each other's characters to pieces, and wearing out their lives in vanity and vexation of spirit. "
Jane Welsh Carlyle
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