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





Model: Two mobile eyes in a mobile head, itself on a mobile body.


Robert Bresson (1907-1999, French film director)


Among all the modernized aspects of the most luxurious of industries, the model, a vestige of voluptuous barbarianism, is like some plunder-laden prey. She is the object of unbridled regard, a living bait, the passive realization of an ideal. No other female occupation contains such potent impulses to moral disintegration as this one, applying as it does the outward signs of riches to a poor and beautiful girl.


Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954, French author)


Because modeling is lucrative, I'm able to save up and be more particular about the acting roles I take.


Kathy Ireland (1963-, American model)


Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?


Princess Diana (1961-1997, British Princess)


A good model can advance fashion by ten years.


Yves Saint-Laurent (1936-, Algerian-born French fashion designer)


The difference between the girls today and models of the past is that we are not only interested in fashion: we are going in so many different directions at once. We work harder -- at night and on weekends. [On the modeling profession]


Claudia Schiffer (1970-, German model, actress)


It's not that I don't want to be a beauty, that I don't yearn to be dripping with glamour. It's just that I can't see how any woman can find time to do to herself all the things that must apparently be done to make herself beautiful and, having once done them, how anyone without the strength of mind of a foreign missionary can keep up such a regime.


Cornelia Otis Skinner


For an artist to marry his model is as fatal as for a gourmet to marry his cook: the one gets no sittings, and the other gets no dinners.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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