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Paul de Man Quotes and Sayings

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Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely
shaped flames of the fire,
the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place.
- Paul de Man

The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -
and even,
in certain respects, would be - the most modern of critical movements.
- Paul de Man

Curiously enough, it seems to be only in describing
a mode of language which does not mean what it says
that one can actually say what one means.
- Paul de Man

Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts.
- Paul de Man

 

Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.
- Paul de Man

Literature exists at the same time in the modes of error and truth;
it both betrays and obeys its own mode of being.
- Paul de Man

The writer's language is to some degree the product of his own action;
he is both the historian and the agent of his own language.
- Paul de Man

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Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier,
in the hope of reaching at least a point that could
be called a true present,
a point of origin that marks a new departure.
- Paul de Man

The ambivalence of writing is such that it can be considered
both an act and an interpretive process that follows
after an act with which it cannot coincide.
As such, it both affirms and denies its own nature.
- Paul de Man

Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child,
to whom all of life is a grand adventure.
Life is your playground.
Fashion grand castles and sweeping boulevards,
defeat fire-breathing dragons,
leap tall buildings in a single bound.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never make a trip to the United States without visiting a supermarket.
To me they are more fascinating than any fashion salon.
- Wallis Simpson

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion
that each include the other,
each is enriched by the other.
- Felix Adler

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
- George Bernard Shaw

And you know, the baby boomers are getting older,
and those off the rack clothes are just not fitting right any longer,
and so, tailor-made suits are coming back into fashion.
- Amy Irving

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time.
Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things
which always become ugly with time.
- Jean Cocteau

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.
Fashion is in the sky, in the street,
fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live,
what is happening.
- Coco Chanel

I studied literature design and fashion design.
- Danielle Steel

Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry
of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

I like to play dress up, I'm in love with fashion.
- Fantasia Barrino

I don't like balance.
Balance is not a word you can use in Versace fashion.
- Donatella Versace

I try to open up my heart as much as I can and keep
a real keen eye out that I don't get sentimental.
I think we're all afraid to reveal our hearts.
It's not at all in fashion.
- Paul Simon

Momo listened to everyone and everything -
even to the rain and the wind and the pine trees -
and all of them spoke to her after their own fashion.
- Michael Ende

Undoubtedly, there are members of the former regime
that are cooperating in some fashion and then there
are extremists that are within Iraq that are cooperating with them.
- John Abizaid

People have told me about organized crime in the fashion industry,
but I can't talk about that.
I'm looking to stay alive.
- Calvin Klein

I almost resent the whole fashion thing.
Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things.
It's a pain in the ass.
- Jennifer Aniston

Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.
- Loretta Young

I couldn't care less about fashion.
If I had taken any clothes home, they would have remained
in my closet for the rest of their existence.
- Meryl Streep

Fashion is more about feel than science.
- Pharrell Williams

I once said the Queen of England could use some fashion advice.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

I was such a late bloomer when it comes to fashion.
- Debra Messing

Every one should find some suitable time,
day or night, to sink into his depths,
each according to his own fashion.
Not every one is able to engage in contemplative prayer.
- Johannes Tauler

Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.
- Golda Meir

When a person is in fashion, all they do is right.
- Lord Chesterfield

I don't like fashion.
It's very heartless.
- Paul Simon

Now is the most exciting time in fashion.
Women are controlling their destiny now,
the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day.
- Oscar de la Renta

Further, for once, I like the idea that people who
think I'm a constant voice for the furthering of the
imagination have to see that interest in a more materialistic fashion.
- Peter Sotos

But the Milanese have made bad choices,
bad fashion, and bad jewelry.
- Christian Lacroix

Even knowledge has to be in the fashion,
and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
- Baltasar Gracian

I really like to live my life in a low-key fashion.
- Alicia Keys

Jeans represent democracy in fashion.
- Giorgio Armani

I've always expressed my love for fashion through my music.
- Lil' Kim

Fashion is a social agreement.
the result of a consensus of a large group of people.
- Stella Blum

We are optimistic, but we are optimistic in a cautious fashion.
- Tom Lantos

You know, the fashion business is this legendary repository
of young girls on their way to getting husbands.
I really wanted to work.
- Ali MacGraw

Here Fashion is a despot, and no one dreams of evading its dictates.
- Marguerite Gardiner

People in the fashion industry have used the press
a lot more than people in the film industry,
because you have nothing to sell except for the image:
The image is everything.
- Elle Macpherson

I love art and fashion.
- Mena Suvari

The present condition of fame is merely fashion.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Maybe if they all could he combined -
art,
rock and fashion.
Those were always my favorite things.
- Stephen Sprouse

The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion,
and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the
most childish pieces of folly.
- Matthew Hale

In difficult times fashion is always outrageous.
- Elsa Schiaparelli

British fashion is self confident and fearless.
It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant
flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.
- Alexander McQueen

You cannot fashion a wit out of two half-wits.
- Neil Kinnock

It pains me physically to see a woman victimized,
rendered pathetic, by fashion.
- Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
- Coco Chanel

Bravery never goes out of fashion.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Fashion is very important.
It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure,
it is worth doing well.
- Vivienne Westwood

I've always worn jewellery but for a time it went out of fashion.
Like grungy and punk bands didn't wear jewellery because it was stupid.
- Tom Jones

Nothing earth-shattering has happened in men's fashion.
How much can you do with men's clothes?
- Calvin Klein

I have never gone out of fashion.
And do you know why? Because I never sought it.
When you don't seek it, it's always with you.
- Bonnie Tyler

Fashion is a tool...
to compete in life outside the home.
People like you better, without knowing why,
because people always react well to a person they like the looks of.
- Mary Quant

My son has followed fashion since he was a punk.
He and I agree that fashion is about sex.
- Vivienne Westwood

I enjoy doing fashion shows and transforming myself
into different looks for photo shoots.
- Tyra Banks

Up to now we have faced external problems in an isolated fashion.
One of these problems is precisely the drug trade and
what has been the result? A very weak and fragile position.
- Alberto Fujimori

I come to Fashion Week events in New York City twice a year.
- Oksana Baiul

"Women's fashion" is a euphemism for fashion created by men for women.
- Andrea Dworkin

It's hard to go with a trend.
As soon as it's out, everyone picks it up.
It's important to stay true to yourself.
Have fun with fashion instead of letting it dictate.
- Estella Warren

If you are not in fashion, you are nobody.
- Lord Chesterfield

Fashion is not frivolous.
I am a businesswoman, a very serious person.
- Donatella Versace


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