The Past: Our cradle, not our prison;

there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.

I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I'm not ashamed of anything.

Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.

Like charity, I believe glamour should begin at home.

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Glamour is something you can't bear to be without once you're used to it.

There is no gilding of setting sun or glamour of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers wives.

Glamour, that trans-human aura or power to attract imitation, is a kind of vessel into which dreams are poured, and some vessels are simply worthier than others... A beautiful woman can turn heads but real glamour has a deeper pull... Glamour is the power to rearrange people's emotions, which, in effect, is the power to control one's environment.

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.

No matter what we have come through, or how many perils we have safely passed, or how many imperfect and jagged - in some places perhaps irreparably - our life has been, we cannot in our heart of hearts imagine how it could have been different. As we look back on it, it slips in behind us in orderly array, and, with all its mistakes, acquires a sort of eternal fitness, and even, at times, of poetic glamour.

Glamour is all about transcending this world and getting to an idealized, perfect place.

Glamour is translucent - not transparent, not opaque.

It invites us into the world but it doesn't give us a completely clear picture.

Isn't television glamourous?

I don't think I could live without hair, makeup and styling, let alone be the performer I am. I am a glamour girl through and through. I believe in the glamorous life and I live one.

We were probably the last people in the country to get a VCR and we didn't have cable. There wasn't any admiration of glamour, no, 'I want to look like them or have that lifestyle', because everyone in my town had the same lifestyle. So I didn't think, 'Ooh, a movie star's birthday!' I just thought, 'What?'

I don't mind the sparkle - I think it's kind of a tradition in skating.

I don't think the men really need sparkles, but for the women it's part of the glamour of our sport.

I'm a big fan of glamour. It's something I don't think there's enough of in Hollywood anymore. I enjoy putting on a sexy dress and heels. I want to work it.

Midwestern people stick together. Gee willikers, they work hard. There's no glitz, no glamour. When I was a girl in Duluth, Minnesota, I used to get up early and milk cows, so I know what hard work is.

Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin.

Sometimes I get to put on posh frocks and be Madam Glamour, the vendor of my wares. My lovely friend Kath, a stylist, puts me into things I'd never dream of. But my real life is very different. It's very, very home-based - an intense domestic life, that's the core of everything.

Big dress, cocktails, party - I love that.

It is my work, but my work allow me to have glamour, to wear beautiful and amazing dresses, to go to big ceremonies.

I like to mix it up with vintage '70s stuff and I like to wear a lot of guys' clothes. As far as night stuff, I have my stylist direct me in the right way. We have a vintage glamour, age-appropriate, pretty thing going.

There are things players go through on an everyday basis in the business of football. You don't see it all with the glitz and glamour of game day.

Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

I don't enjoy public performances and being up on a stage.

I don't enjoy the glamour. Like tonight, I am up on stage and my feet hurt.

My grandfather Frank Lloyd Wright wore a red sash on his wedding night. That is glamour!

Something about glamour interested me.

All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette.

I'm just not the glamour type. Glamour girls are born, not made. And the real ones can be glamorous even if they don't wear magnificent clothes. I'll bet Lana Turner would look glamorous in anything.

They think my life is glamourous. It's not true. I obviously get to come in and do radio interviews. That's the glamour. But other than that, I eat and sleep and that's it. Eat, sleep and do shows.

I'm just not very good at glamour... It doesn't come easily to me.

I started rooting - you know, sticking up joints - with some older guys.

By now I had gotten a taste of what the racket world really was - the glamour, the way they dressed, the way they always had a pocketful of money.

Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.

Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder. Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels. Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies. Elves are glamorous. They project glamour. Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment. Elves are terrific. They beget terror. The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning. No one ever said elves are nice. Elves are bad.

This business is about working. It's really not about glamour. For me, the most glamorous thing about it is to b able to get on stage and perform my music for people. That's the privilege. And that's what all the work leads up to, and that's why it's worth it to me.

It's the most unglamourous glamour business in the world.

I think the media made Manson, turned him into some larger than life figure and surrounded him with mystery and some shady glamour.

But by the time I was 40, everything was winding down.

It started after the war. On the plus side, there was more more products and technology. But for me the nightlife was winding down, the glamour, the fun.

Returning to South Carolina meant getting a normal job in a normal town with normal people and marrying a normal person. I wanted the glamour and opportunity of the world.

I think it's even harder because I think as always, Hollywood is sort of glamour central for the world, and the entire world looks to it for not only entertainment, but the whole idea of the youth factor and youth being sold to our culture via young actors and actresses.

What I mean is that today's films lay lot of emphasis on glamour and associated emotions.

Well, I don't find glamour and clothing relevant.

The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just as it achieved the beginning of the end of racial segregation, white educated elites became swept up in the glamour of the sexual revolution.

It's my first presenting role so I'll be nervous, but it's going to be great fun. I can't wait to sample the food and meet the celebrities. Hopefully I can inject some of my own glamour.

Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame.

I never did quite fit the glamour mode. It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.

Beauty and femininity are ageless and can'

t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity.

I think Hefner himself wants to go down in history as a person of sophistication and glamour. But the last person I would want to go down in history as is Hugh Hefner.

If you believe what you are on the red carpet, then you would have to go see a doctor, and there are so many actors like that. You have to know very well this is a moment of glamour, and when I go back home, I don't have the airbrush, and I have dark circles because I don't have the make-up on.

I think glamour all the time. I wake up in the morning and I'm already thinking glamour.

Acting is glamour but writing is hard work, so I'm going to be an actress.