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1. "My chief occupation, despite appearances, has always been love."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "When we are able to look beyond appearances and to behold that which we truly are, we recognize that our essence is interwoven with the divine and that we exist as one of its expressions."
Author: Alexandra Katehakis
3. "My mind swirled with memories of the life I had led. The constant struggle to keep up appearances, the pretenses, the smiles that had been met with tears. The long sleepless nights, the loneliness that cloaked my spirit and turned me into a true ghost."
Author: Anchee Min
4. "I'm too shy for personal appearances, and I've found out that anytime I talk about my writing, I can't do any writing for many weeks afterward."
Author: Anne Tyler
5. "I don't do that many appearances at conventions. I like to keep them special for me. And for the fans, I hope."
Author: Anthony Daniels
6. "He is too presumptuous about the inanities of appearances, poor realities gone for a toss."
Author: Aporva Kala
7. "Why is it you trust my daughter so much when others almost universally revile her?""I consider their disdain for her to be a recommendation," he said."She is a heretic.""She refused to join any of the devotaries because she did not believe in their teachings. Rather than compromise for the sake of appearances, she has been honest and has refused to make professions she does not believe. I find that a sign of honor."
Author: Brandon Sanderson
8. "The hip-hop guy nodded curtly, like he knew that, and despite appearances to the contrary, he had not been trippin', but had, in fact, been chillin' like a mo-fuckin' villain, so step the fuck off, wigga. He crossed against the light, limping slightly under the weight of the subtext."
Author: Christopher Moore
9. "I am a fighter. I believe in that which is right, and the truth is, I have been the Lone Ranger for the past thirty years and I will not give up the fight. I love my public and I'll fight for you. I'll continue to make personal appearances for my thousands of fans."
Author: Clayton Moore
10. "Honey, God loves you just as you are. As people who have been created by God, we are infinitely precious to Him because we are His creation. Regardless of our outward appearance, we are all made with that spiritual potential to relate directly to Him, spirit to Spirit...You may not look so favourably on your outward appearance, but when God looks at you, He sees His beautiful daughter. While God cares deeply about our own personal struggles with our outward appearances, whatever they may be, He cares even more for you. Your outward appearance does not change God's acceptance of you, and it certainly does not change the way He feels about you."
Author: Corallie Buchanan
11. "Age is a funny thing. So are appearances. Neither is relevant to what one knows, in my opinion."
Author: Darren T. Patrick
12. "Many of the lost will be found, eventually, dead or alive. Disappearances, after all, have explanations."
Author: Diana Gabaldon
13. "Beckham is a nice man and I'm sure he will reach 100 appearances for England. But he is just a good player, nothing more."
Author: Diego Maradona
14. "Sex finds us. sex sees through us. that's why it's so shattering. it strips us of appearances."_Eric Packer"
Author: Don DeLillo
15. "Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be."
Author: Duane Michals
16. "Naive enough to set off in pursuit of Truth, I had explored - to no avail - any number of disciplines. I was beginning to be confirmed in my skepticism when the notion occurred to me of consulting, as a last result, Poetry: who knows? perhaps it would be profitable, perhaps it conceals beneath its arbitrary appearances some definitive revelation ... Illusory recourse! Poetry had outstripped be in negation and cost me even my uncertainties ..."
Author: Emil Cioran
17. "Appearances to the mind are of four kinds. Things either are what they appear to be; or they neither are, nor appear to be; or they are, and do not appear to be; or they are not, and yet appear to be. Rightly to aim in all these cases is the wise man's task."
Author: Epictetus
18. "It's all right, I want to say to the students who write to me, for things to be what they appear to be, and for words to mean what they say. It's all right, too, for words and appearances to mean more than one thing--ambiguity is a fact of life."
Author: Eudora Welty
19. "Subhuti, someone might fill innumerable worlds with the seven treasures and give all away in gifts of alms, but if any good man or any good woman awakens the thought of Enlightenment and takes even only four lines from this Discourse, reciting, using, receiving, retaining and spreading them abroad and explaining them for the benefit of others, it will be far more meritorious. Now in what manner may he explain them to others? By detachment from appearances-abiding in Real Truth. -So I tell you-Thus shall you think of all this fleeting world:A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;A flash of lightening in a summer cloud,A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.When Buddha finished this Discourse the venerable Subhuti, together with the bhikshus, bhikshunis, lay-brothers and sisters, and the whole realms of Gods, Men and Titans, were filled with joy by His teaching, and, taking it sincerely to heart they went their ways."
Author: Gautama Buddha
20. "Still less, despite appearances, will it have been a collection of three "essays" whose itinerary it would be time, after the fact, to recognize; whose continuity and underlying laws could now be pointed out; indeed, whose overall concept or meaning could at last, with all the insistence required on such occasions, be squarely set forth. I will not feign, according to the code, either premeditation or improvisation. These texts are assembled otherwise; it is not my intention here to present them."
Author: Jacques Derrida
21. "But while the imaginations of other people will carry them away to form wrong judgements of our conduct, and to decide on it by slight appearances, one's happiness must in some measure be always at the mercy of chance."
Author: Jane Austen
22. "The less energy people expend on performance, the more they expend on appearances to compensate."
Author: Jessica Livingston
23. "Shit is fucked up when it comes to appearances and women. We're expected to be hot - but if we are, we're vain and stupid. And if we're not hot we're useless. Kind of hard to get around. But we're not stupid. We know that we're doing damage to ourselves - not only to our bodies but also to our mental well-being. And it's not worth it."
Author: Jessica Valenti
24. "The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain."
Author: John Ruskin
25. "The mysteries of a universe made of drops of fire and clods of mud do not concern us in the least. The fate of humanity condemned ultimately to perish from cold is not worth troubling about. If you take it to heart it becomes an unendurable tragedy. If you believe in improvement you must weep, for the attained perfection must end in cold, darkness and silence. In a dispassionate view the ardour for reform, improvement for virtue, and knowledge, and even for beauty is only a vain sticking up for appearances as though one were anxious about the cut of one's clothes in a community of blind men."
Author: Joseph Conrad
26. "I am enormously honored to be one of the spokesmen of the New Age Womens Health Campaign, so you'll be seeing me in public service announcements and public appearances supporting the campaign."
Author: Karen Duffy
27. "We're not going to pay attention to the silliness and the petty comments. And quite frankly, women have joined me in this effort, and so it's not about appearances. It's about effectiveness."
Author: Katherine Harris
28. "Nevertheless, the basic forms, spaces, and appearances must be logical."
Author: Kenzo Tange
29. "I will never work merely to make a reputation for myself, to be popular for appearances rather than for what I am. My task is to lead my country through service."
Author: King Hussein I
30. "Although other (yanas) assert that liberation will be achieved by renouncing the objects, one will not be bound by the mere appearances or the mind and the objects (Yul Dang Ch'os-Su sNang-Ba), but will be bound if one attaches (Zhen-Pa) to them. So it is taught (in scriptures) that one should renounce apprehension and attachment. Tilopa said: 'Appearances do not bind, but attachments do. So, Naropa, cut off the attachments...."
Author: Longchen Rabjam
31. "Naturally occurring timeless awareness—utterly lucid awakened mind—is something marvelous and superb, primordially and spontaneously present.It is the treasury from which comes the universe of appearances and possibilities, whether of samsara or nirvana.Homage to the unwavering state, free of elaborations."
Author: Longchen Rabjam
32. "I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia's appearances to the reader's imagination."
Author: Mary Wesley
33. "Appearances matter — and remember to smile."
Author: Nelson Mandela
34. "Bodies count, of course - they count more than we're willing to admit - but we don't fall in love with bodies, we fall in love with each other. We all know that, but the moment we go beyond a catalogue of surface qualities and appearances, words begin to fail us, to crumble apart in mystical confusions and cloudy, unsubstantial metaphors."
Author: Paul Auster
35. "...no cat out of its first fur can ever be deceived by appearances. Unlike human beings, who enjoy them."
Author: Peter S. Beagle
36. "Prolong not the pastInvite not the futureDo not alter your innate wakefulnessFear not appearancesThere in nothing more than this"
Author: Ram Dass
37. "As a point of fact, I am not used to making frequent appearances in public, except at times when it is required."
Author: Raul Castro
38. "Of course, I'm not one to judge people by their appearances, Rhonda, but from how this guy looked I would have said he had graduated high school with three friends tops, all of them in the computer club with him, and that he had some super-obscure hobby he was obsessed with, like collecting ancient musical instruments or making origami rocket ships that could break the sound barrier, and that, if he noticed women at all, he tried to impress them with how many decimal places of pi he had memorized."
Author: Rebecca Goldstein
39. "I think I've been lucky, being my frequent appearances on Court TV have brought to me another level than just the actor guy."
Author: Robert Downey Jr.
40. "To all appearances he was just drifting. In actuality he was just drifting."
Author: Robert M. Pirsig
41. "This brought on the news media, TV crews, interviews, and numerous public appearances."
Author: Ryan White
42. "While the Witch plays her pawn, the King sacrifices Himself, and to all appearances, the game is over. But the Lion has one last move..."
Author: Sarah Arthur
43. "A human being, appearances to the contrary, doesn't create his own purposes. These are imposed by the time he's born into; he may serve them, he may rebel against them, but the object of his service or rebellion comes from the outside. To experience complete freedom in seeking his purposes he would have to be alone, and that's impossible, since a person who isn't brought up among people cannot become a person."
Author: Stanisław Lem
44. "I fear that much of the Christianity that surrounds us assumes our task is to save appearances by protecting God from Job-like anguish. But if God is the God of Jesus Christ, then God does not need our protection. What God demands is not protection, but truth."
Author: Stanley Hauerwas
45. "My feet never touched the ground. Lots of good groups with crazy and unique images. It was wild. I spent all of my time doing gigs, TV appearances, interviews, or recording. I could write a book - and probably will."
Author: Suzi Quatro
46. "It is good for us to have trials and troubles at times, for they often remind us that we are on probation and ought not to hope in any worldly thing. It is good for us sometimes to suffer contradiction, to be misjudged by men even though we do well and mean well. These things help us to be humble and shield us from vainglory. When to all outward appearances men give us no credit, when they do not think well of us, then we are more inclined to seek God Who sees our hearts. Therefore, a man ought to root himself so firmly in God that he will not need the consolations of men."
Author: Thomas à Kempis
47. "Ghosts will forever put in appearances, as they should. Our illusions have muscle and meaning. The past returns at midnight, in the heart of our dreams, and the rains and the willows forever remind us of the sacrifices we've offered and those we have yet to make."
Author: Tom Piccirilli
48. "There is a place deep, deep inside every person that is hidden and hard to find. If things get bad enough and life gets too hard, though, some people will go to that place and never come back from it. Certainly, all outward appearances will suggest otherwise. They will look as they always did. They may even act somewhat like their old selves, but the trut is, the real truth is that they are hiding in this place deep inside where no one can touch or hurt them anymore."
Author: Victoria Forester
49. "Trust not too much to appearances."
Author: Virgil
50. "Look! Don't be deceived by appearances - men and things are not what they seem. All who are not on the rock are in the sea!"
Author: William Booth

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