An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; they have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?


Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861, British poet)


He scratched his ear, the infallible resource to which embarrassed people have recourse.


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


We never forgive those who make us blush.


Jean-Francois De La Harpe


There's a blush for won't, and a blush for shan't, and a blush for having done it: There's a blush for thought and a blush for naught, and a blush for just begun it.


John Keats (1795-1821, British poet)


The embarrassing thing is that the salad dressing is out-grossing my films.


Paul Newman (1925-, American actor, director, philanthropist)


Some people play very, very well just so they won't get embarrassed.


Lynn Swann (1952-, American football player, sports commentator)


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