quote by Vladimir Nabokov

A cluster of stars palely glowed above us, between the silhouettes of long thin leaves; that vibrant sky seemed as naked as she was under her light frock. I saw her face in the sky, strangely distinct, as if it emitted a faint radiance of its own.

— Vladimir Nabokov

Most Powerful Frock quotations

The pinafore of the child will be more than a match for the frock of the bishop and the surplice of the priest.

The less you can afford for your frocks, the more care you must take with your accessories

Actors are basically drag queens. People will tell you they act because they want to heal mankind or, you know, explore the nature of the human psyche. Yes, maybe. But basically we just want to put on a frock and dance.

The most loyal and faithful woman indulges her imagination in a hypothetical liaison whenever she dons a new street frock for the first time.

My mum - and my granny and I - would close the curtains, turn on the TV and snuggle up and watch 'Come Dancing.' It was actually my granny who was the biggest fan; she loved the show, and she passed on her passion for it to me. I loved the dancing but also the frocks and the glamour.

This morning, I went to wipe my hands on a tea towel, and while I was using it, it seemed like it felt a bit light. I unfolded it and realized my daughter had cut little bits out of it to make frocks for her dolls!

Britain is no longer totally a white place where people ride horses, wear long frocks, and drink tea. The national dish is no longer fish and chips, it's curry.

Travel, trouble, music, art, A kiss, a frock, a rhyme - I never said they feed my heart, But still they pass my time.

My husband is here and I'd like to thank him, for many things, but first of all for pointing out that I had a big hole in my frock and then that my nipples were pointing in different directions. It's good to have an expert there to help you with that sort of thing.

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.

The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity;

so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.

Avisitor from Mars contemplating a man in a frock coat and top hat and a woman in a crinoline might well have supposed that they belonged to different species.

At last there dawned the most beautiful day of all the days of my life.

How perfectly I remember even the smallest details of those sacred hours! The joyful awakening, the reverent and tender embraces of my mistresses and older companions, the room filled with white frocks, like so many snowflakes, where each child was dressed in turn.

Children born of fairy stock Never need for shirt or frock, Never want for food or fire, Always get their heart's desire.

Nancy Drew was always changing her outfits.

I despised girls' clothing, I couldn't wait to get home from school and get out of it. The last thing I wanted to read was minute descriptions of Nancy's frocks.

Little Lotte thought of everything and nothing.

Her hair was as golden as the sun's rays, and her soul as clear and blue as her eyes. She wheedled her mother, was kind to her doll, took great care of her frock and her red shoes and her fiddle, but loved most of all, when she went to sleep, to hear the Angel of Music.

These blithering women who thought they could do a man's work.

Why the hell couldn't they stay at home and mind their pots and pans and stick to their frocks and gossip and leave men's work to the men.

No one wants to see a play called 'Lady Windermere's Fan'.

It's going to be called 'Cocks in Frocks II' or I will find another publisher

[F]or academic men to be happy, the universe would have to take shape.

All of philosophy has no other goal: it is a matter of giving a frock coat to what is, a mathematical frock coat. On the other hand, affirming that the universe resembles nothing and is only formless amounts to saying that the universe is something like a spider or spit.

Björk’s wraparound swan frock . . . made her look like a refugee from the more dog-eared precincts of provincial ballet.

Two children, all alone and no one by, Holding their tattered frocks, thro'an airy maze Of motion lightly threaded with nimble feet Dance sedately; face to face they gaze, Their eyes shining, grave with a perfect pleasure.

Fashion isn't just frocks. It's how we do our houses, our gardens, it's what we eat and drink.

For a second marriage a lady has to content herself with a quiet ceremony in a chapel or at home, if she doesn't want to be married by a magistrate. Having, it is to be hoped, lost her right to white satin she wears a simple afternoon frock and hat.

Her frocks are built in Paris, but she wears them with a strong English accent.

I like a bit of color myself, I must say.

At my time of life, if you wear nothing but black, people might think you were too mean to change frocks between funerals.

Time is short and full, like an outgrown Frock - .

A woman who has style doesn't necessarily need designers - designer wear.

A woman who has style can put on any frock or dress or pant or whatever and still bring something to it.

Lenin in a top hat and frock coat would be a far greater anomaly than the Grand Lama of Thibet or a Zulu chief in that costume.

Propose not to a woman when she hath gotten a new frock, nor when she is puffed up with victories; when she reigneth and rejoiceth in her hour of triumph, come not nigh unto her; but when she be ill or weary, when she is cast down in spirit and needeth a comforter, then be thou ready, and make thy suit.

I'll make my old clothes know who's master.

I shall straightaway cashier the hunting-frock, and render my leather breeches incapable. My hair has been in training some time.

When a fellow's got what he set out for in this world, he should go off into the woods for a few weeks now and then to make sure that he's still a man, and not a plug-hat and a frock-coat and a wad of bills.

England is strictly class-based. What's surprising is how many films are still made with a load of people in silly frocks running around gardens and talking in middle-class accents.

Maybe I'm going from that tomboy-ish state to feeling a bit more womanly.

I've enjoyed wearing some fancy frocks. It's nice once in a while.

Will be but corpses dressed in frocks, who cannot speak to birds or rocks.