Quotes of Captivate

“ Presents, I often say, endear absents. ”

- Charles Lamb

“ There are charms made only for distance admiration. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination — everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell. ”

- John Adams

“ Light seeking light doth light of light beguile:So, ere you find where light in darkness lies,Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. ”

- Albert Camus

“ None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone. ”

- Roy Croft

“ Charisma is not just saying hello. It's dropping what you're doing to say hello. ”

- Robert Brault

“ Everything that deceives may be said to enchant. ”

- Plato

“ Come, and take choice of all my library,And so beguile thy sorrow. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Music first and last should sound well, should allure and enchant the ear. Never mind the inner significance. ”

- Thomas Beecham

“ I am not merry; but I do beguile The thing I am, by seeming otherwise. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Yon nightingale, whose strain so sweetly flows, Mourning her ravish'd young or much-loved mate, A soothing charm o'er all the valleys throws And skies, with notes well tuned to her and state. ”

- Francesco Petrarch

“ For I / Except you enthrall me, never shall be free, / Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me. ”

- John Donne

“ Stupidity has a certain charm - ignorance does not. ”

- Frank Zappa

“ It is not beauty that endears, it's love that makes us see beauty. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ How unspeakably the lengthening of memories in common endears our old friends! ”

- George Eliot

“ One mustn't look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it. ”

- John Ciardi

“ Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. ”

- John F. Kennedy

“ Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him. ”

- Ronald Reagan

“ All kinds of beauty don't inspire love; there is a kind that pleases only the sight, but does not captivate the affections. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods; Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts. ”

- Ovid

“ By contrast, wisdom captivates people's hearts and has the power to open a new age. ”

- Herbie Hancock

“ It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't. ”

- Mignon McLaughlin

“ There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament. ”

- Henry Van Dyke

“ I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone. ”

- Javan

“ The charms of the passing woman are generally in direct proportion to the swiftness of her passing. ”

- Marcel Proust

“ The one charm of the past is that it is the past. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Power without abuse loses its charm. ”

- Paul Valery
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