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Quotes from “How to be Cool” by Thomas W Hodgkinson

Nicolas Palacios
Nicolas Palacioshas quoted5 months ago
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.’
Nicolas Palacios
Nicolas Palacioshas quoted5 months ago
n the first, she sang her torch song ‘Falling in Love Again’ (which doesn’t have a lot to do with love).

Marlene Dietrich

Nicolas Palacios
Nicolas Palacioshas quoted5 months ago
he meaning of a word isn’t defined by origin but by usage
Юлия Сологубова
Юлия Сологубоваhas quotedlast year
What makes this truly ‘absurd’ (to use Camus’s favoured term) is that we all carry on behaving as if our lives have meaning, when deep down we know that they don’t
Анна Данилова
Анна Даниловаhas quotedlast year
The Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein said, ‘Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.’ But if that were taken seriously, there would be no such thing as journalism
Марина Петрова
Марина Петроваhas quotedlast year
Terrific. With almost miraculous concision, they combine biographical information and often quite bracing judgments with jokes, some great quotations and lots of arresting little facts.’

Потрясающий. С почти чудесной краткостью они сочетают биографическую информацию и часто довольно бодрящие суждения с шутками, некоторыми замечательными цитатами и множеством арестованных маленьких фактов.’

Galana Enyayeva
Galana Enyayevahas quotedlast year
the singer’s name was Billie Holiday: a woman who is widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz singers who ever lived.
The story of her life is the story of her voice.
Galana Enyayeva
Galana Enyayevahas quotedlast year
To any questioning or criticism of her behaviour, the Divine Sarah tended to reply with a Gallic shrug and the phrase ‘Quand même.’ This loosely translates as, ‘Do I look like I care?’
Galana Enyayeva
Galana Enyayevahas quotedlast year
The playwright Oscar Wilde once asked the actress Sarah Bernhardt, ‘Do you mind if I smoke?’ ‘I don’t mind if you burn,’ she replied.
Irina Dubrovskaya
Irina Dubrovskaya has quoted2 years ago
Asked why she had never tied the knot with the staggeringly wealthy Duke of Westminster despite their decade-long relationship, she replied, ‘There have been several Duchesses of Westminster. There is only one Chanel.’
Irina Dubrovskaya
Irina Dubrovskaya has quoted2 years ago
‘So come on, Clint,’ Wogan asked him chummily. ‘How is it that you’re so cool?’ To which Eastwood responded by taking out a cigarette, flicking it up in the air, striking a match on the heel of his shoe, and then lighting the cigarette while catching it between his lips on its descent. After taking the first puff, he growled, ‘I dunno, Terry. I guess it just happened that way.’
bharathibraji
bharathibrajihas quoted2 years ago
’ To which Eastwood responded by taking out a cigarette, flicking it up in the air, striking a match on the heel of his shoe, and then lighting the cigarette while catching it between his lips on its descent.

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bharathibraji
bharathibrajihas quoted2 years ago
‘How is it that you’re so cool?
bharathibraji
bharathibrajihas quoted2 years ago
‘How is it that you’re so cool?’ To which Eastwood responded by taking out a cigarette, flicking it up in the air, striking a match on the heel of his shoe, and then lighting the cigarette while catching it between his lips on its descent.
bharathibraji
bharathibrajihas quoted2 years ago
When I was told that story, I thought it was about the coolest thing I’d ever heard.
Andrey Kovylkin
Andrey Kovylkinhas quoted2 years ago
‘Cool’ can’t really be defined but it has something to do with style and something to do with emotional composure (aka ‘keeping your cool’).
Yelena Akhmedova
Yelena Akhmedovahas quoted2 years ago
Live fast, die young, and have a good-looking corpse
Nathalie Andrianova
Nathalie Andrianovahas quoted2 years ago
Socrates seems to have gone to bed with people mainly so he could talk to them about philosophy.
nanuar
nanuarhas quoted2 years ago
Style: You’re physically coordinated and know how to dress. Rebellion: You question authority. Recklessness: You value present pleasure over future health. Rootlessness: You travel. A lot. Promiscuity/Celibacy: The point is that you’re not into the whole monogamous commitment thing. Self-expression: You’re somehow an artist. Flamboyance/Austerity: Either will do. Taciturnity/Eloquence: You make words count. Emotional self-control: You’re pretty relaxed. You rarely lose it.
Nathalie Andrianova
Nathalie Andrianovahas quoted2 years ago
Christianity began as an underdog religion, whose flame caught in a state occupied by an imperialist oppressor. Following a classic cool story arc, the underdog triumphed over the overlord, and the religion of the minority became that of the majority.
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