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Cecil Beaton Quotes and Sayings

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I can't afford a whole new set of enemies.
- Cecil Beaton

On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box -
the result of mixing Lloyd's of London with the principle
of the chewing gum dispenser.
- Cecil Beaton

I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have
created a stage set I like,
I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle
who says she doesn't like blue.
- Cecil Beaton

More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky,
with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot
and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure.
- Cecil Beaton

 

What is elegance? Soap and water!
- Cecil Beaton

Mrs Woolf's complaint should be addressed to her creator,
who made her, rather than me.
- Cecil Beaton

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to
control reality by purely material means...
airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the
comforting prospect of cash.
- Cecil Beaton

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Never in the history of fashion has so little material
been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly.
- Cecil Beaton

San Francisco is perhaps the most European of all American cities.
- Cecil Beaton

All I want is the best of everything and there's very little of that left.
- Cecil Beaton

Be daring, be different, be impractical,
be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and
imaginative vision against the play-it-safers,
the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
- Cecil Beaton

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose...
only then will you learn the game.
- Winston Churchill

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office.
- Christy Romano

For a lot of people, the weekly paycheck is 'take-home
pay' because home is the only place they can afford to go with it.
- Charles A. Jaffe

True friendship can afford true knowledge.
It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation,
he offered to touch-up my X-rays.
- Henny Youngman

People try to live within their income so they can
afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income.
- Robert Half

A man is rich in proportion to
the number of things he can afford to let alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

A budget tells us what we can't afford,
but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
- William Feather

He wanted to be a lawyer, couldn't afford it,
so he started dealing to go to college -
good intention.
- John Leguizamo

We can afford almost any mistake once.
- Joe E. Lewis

I am a writer.
I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing
career to play detective.
- James Ellroy

My doctor is wonderful.
Once, in 1955, when I couldn't afford an operation,
he touched up the X-rays.
- Joey Bishop

The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life
for all his material nor pull strictly from his own
experience to find his acting choices and feelings.
- Stella Adler

Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes,
but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
- William Beveridge

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to
fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind,
and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
- Howard Crosby

Only great minds can afford a simple style.
- Stendhal

For years governments have been promising more than they can deliver,
and delivering more than they can afford.
- Paul Martin

In a time of serious budget deficits,
immense war costs and a sluggish economy,
we cannot afford to grant such outlandish subsidies
to some of our Nation's largest corporations.
- Ron Kind

And I thought if I don't pre-interview -
first of all,
we couldn't afford it - but the second thing was it
would force me to do my own research,
which takes two weeks.
- James Lipton

I can't afford to die; I'd lose too much money.
- George Burns

Many poor and low-income women cannot afford to purchase
contraceptive services and supplies on their own.
- Louise Slaughter

I respect the state workers and I respect their unions,
but we simply can't afford to pay benefits and pensions
that are out of line with economic reality.
- Andrew Cuomo

Whenever I can afford to do something,
I do it.
- Thurston Moore

The only reason I ever played golf in the first place
was so I could afford to hunt and fish.
- Sam Snead

I can afford to say what I wish.
- Paul Getty

When bright young minds can't afford college,
America pays the price.
- Arthur Ashe

No one will do for you what you need to do for yourself.
We cannot afford to be separate.
We have to see that all of us are in the same boat.
- Dorothy Height

Not too many people can afford for the wife to stay home and raise the kids.
- Eric Braeden

San Francisco can no longer afford to be a city divided
between downtown and neighborhoods,
with a downtown that becomes a ghost town when workers go home for the evening.
- Gavin Newsom

Israel cannot afford to stand against the entire world
and be denounced as the aggressor.
- Moshe Dayan

Fences work and the walls work and separations work.
They afford to any nation the delay of entry.
- Duncan Hunter

There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well.
They must have worked for it.
I only feel angry when I see waste.
When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
- Mother Teresa

It's funny, I remember doing the Johnny Carson show,
and, uh, I couldn't afford my rent.
- Natalie Merchant

If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified.
The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.
- Newt Gingrich

Although children are only 24 percent of the population,
they're 100 percent of our future and we cannot afford
to provide any child with a substandard education.
- Ed Markey

Twenty years ago, I was living in a lovely cottage
on the edge of Dartmoor but I couldn't afford to run a car.
- Mary Wesley

You could afford your house without the government
if it weren't for the government.
- Rush Limbaugh

No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures;
no ascetic can be considered reliably sane.
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.

I'm like an expensive menu...
you can look but you can't afford!
- Anna Kournikova

In my opinion, any man who can afford to buy a newspaper
should not be allowed to own one.
- Roy Hattersley

I am working hard to ensure that working families can
continue to afford to live in our city.
- Thomas Menino

One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day,
every day, spend one's life making aesthetic propositions.
What an immense luxury.
- Anish Kapoor

With my personal preparation at the piano,
I can afford to hum at half voice.
- Placido Domingo

It's for all the women who embrace my aesthetic,
but can't afford a Vera Wang dress.
If women can get anything out of it -
a little bit of me or a lot of me,
that's what's important.
- Vera Wang

When I was a kid in Houston, we were so poor we couldn't
afford the last 2 letters,
so we called ourselves po'.
- George Foreman

Because religion has such a compelling hold on the
deep psyches of so many people,
feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers.
- Carol P. Christ

Putin can't afford to leave the office because he will
be in real danger of being prosecuted for things he
and his people did during their stay in power.
- Garry Kasparov

A book is worth a few francs; we Germans can afford to destroy those.
We all may not appreciate artistic merit,
but cash value is another matter.
- Paul Scofield

Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest.
- Orson Welles

We can't afford to see Afghanistan roll backwards into
a failed state that could become a base from which
terrorist campaigns can be launched anywhere in the world.
- Liam Fox

As soon as we find a cure, we will utilize any of the
donations to go toward providing medication to those who can't afford it.
That is my goal.
- Montel Williams

Civilization, to be worthy of the name,
must afford other methods of settling human differences
than those of blood letting.
- Ralph Chaplin

America enjoys the best health care in the world,
but the best is no good if folks can't afford it,
access it and doctor's can't provide it.
- Bill Frist

You have to be very rich to afford Labour,
with 66 tax rises since they came in power.
- John Redwood

A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
- Frank Howard Clark

I mean, don't forget the earth's about five thousand million years old,
at least.
Who can afford to live in the past?
- Harold Pinter

No movement can afford to be caught in a time warp
and exist in a state of suspended animation.
- Theodore Bikel

A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him,
and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
- James A. Baldwin

I almost rented a house by an architect named Schindler,
but I couldn't afford it.
It was a jewel.
- Parker Stevenson


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