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Quotes of the Day for 29 December 2002 – Hair

Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson was born at Paris on this day in 1721. In 1744 she came to the attention of Louis XV who remember her the next year when his "declared mistress" died. The king installed Jeanne-Antoinette at Versailles as his official mistress, giving her the title of Marquise de Pompadour. Apparently she not only amused him in many ways, but served as a valued advisor, particularly on cultural issues. Beautiful, witty, and intelligent, today all we are likely to remember of her is a hairstyle she inspired. So here are some quotes on Hair.

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The quotes:

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
     - Chinese proverb

There are people who always find a hair in their soup for the simple reason that when they sit down before it, they shake their heads until one falls in.
     - Friedrich Hebbel

Gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom.
     - Greek proverb

Many years ago, I concluded that a few hair shirts were part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The president differs from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe.
     - Herbert Clark Hoover, 1874 - 1964

Experience is a comb that life gives you after you lose your hair.
     - Judith Stern

Sometimes, it's like a hair across your cheek. You can't see it, you can't find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating.
     - Marian Anderson, 1902 - 1993


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