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Diana Vreeland Quotes and Sayings

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Poor, darling fellow - he died of food.
He was killed by the dinner table.
- Diana Vreeland

I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.
- Diana Vreeland

Balenciaga did the most delicious evening clothes.
Clothes aren't delicious any more.
- Diana Vreeland

No one cuts backs like he did.
No one knows what a back is anymore.
- Diana Vreeland

 

In a Balenciaga you were the only woman in the room -
no other woman existed.
- Diana Vreeland

Pink is the navy blue of India.
- Diana Vreeland

I always wear my sweater back-to-front;
it is so much more flattering.
- Diana Vreeland

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Blue jeans are the most beautiful things since the gondola.
- Diana Vreeland

The only real elegance is in the mind;
if you've got that,
the rest really comes from it.
- Diana Vreeland

Elegance is innate.
It has nothing to do with being well dressed.
Elegance is refusal.
- Diana Vreeland

What do I think about the way most people dress? Most
people are not something one thinks about.
- Diana Vreeland

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor PHOTO

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields PHOTO

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors.
I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and
am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
- Winston Churchill

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

I love this work I do.
It's a privilege to serve the poor.
- Bono

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel
to the poor naked heathen,
but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe
have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
- Carl Jung

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
- Euripides

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

The man of science is a poor philosopher.
- Albert Einstein

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway
is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter

The poor don't know that their function in life is
to exercise our generosity.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
- Horace

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
- Pablo Picasso

We approach people the same way we approach our cars.
We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask,
What's wrong with him, how much will it cost,
and when can I pick him up?
- James Hillman

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
- Henry Ford

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike.
Each has their suffering.
Some suffer too much, others too little.
- The Buddha

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it,
then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man.
Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
- Charles Edwards

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
- Francis Bacon

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens

I try to give to the poor people for love
what the rich could get for money.
No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds;
yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
- Mother Teresa

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence,
to live as if he were poor.
- William Temple

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans
is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt,
too.
- Oscar Levant

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The poor tread lightest on the earth.
The higher our income, the more resources we control
and the more havoc we wreak.
- Paul Harrison

I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling,
that all the measures of the Government are directed
to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
- William Henry Harrison

Written laws are like spiders' webs,
and will,
like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak,
while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.
- Anacharsis

This is why I have always said that it would be better if Muslims were poor.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

If you see oppression of the poor, and justice and
righteousness trampled in a country,
do not be astounded.
- King Solomon

Ours is not a poor country and even though we are now a poor people,
there should be no room for the despondency that has
settled on large sections of the population.
- John Agyekum Kufuor

There are no automatic links between poverty and terrorism.
Among millions of poor people in the world,
only a few turn to terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries

The idea was to make a movie ourselves with everyone playing a cameo role.
Preferably before we all go, 'cos poor old Charlie Wilson was murdered,
and of course Buster has gone.
- Ronald Biggs

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
- Democritus

The thing which grieves and oppresses my heart with
respect to poor Scotland,
is the hardness of heart manifest in the levity and
cruelty with which they speak of others.
- Edward Irving

I am the son of poor peasants who came at a very young age to live in Algeria.
I only recently saw the place where they were born,
near the city of Marrakech.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I believe we ought to subsidize some health care for the poor,
but Medicare subsidizes everyone's health care.
- James Q. Wilson

False shame accompanies a man that is poor,
shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him;
shame is with poverty,
but confidence with wealth.
- Hesiod

He mocks the people who proposes that the government
shall protect the rich and that they in turn will care for the laboring poor.
- Grover Cleveland

Modern poets talk against business, poor things,
but all of us write for money.
Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
- Robert Frost

There are two types of poor people, those who are poor
together and those who are poor alone.
The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.
- Jean-Paul Sartre


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