Curious Sayings from
Interesting and Famous people.
I began wearing hats as a young
lawyer because it helped me to
establish my professional identity.
Before that, whenever I was at a
meeting, someone would ask me
to get coffee... Bella Abzug
I'll beat him so bad he'll need a
shoehorn to put his hat on....
have a hat. It is graceful and
feminine and gives me a certain
dignity, as if I were attending a
state funeral or something.
Someday I may get up enough
courage to wear it,
instead of carrying it
So Britains monarch
once uncovered sat,
While Bradshaw bullied
in a broad-brimmed hat.
From: Man of Taste
|A hat not much the worse
.....William Cowper (17311800)
You start out giving your hat,
then you give your coat,
then your shirt, then your skin
and finally your soul
....... Charles De Gaulle
The whitewashd wall,
the nicely sanded floor,
The varnishd clock
that clickd behind the door;
The chest, contrivd
a double debt to pay,
A bed by night,
a chest of drawers by day.
A cap by night,
a stocking all the day
From: The Deserted Village. Line 227
..........Oliver Goldsmith (1730?1774)
I had a hat.
It was not all a hat,
Part of the brim was gone
Yet still I wore it on.
From: Rhine Song of the German Soldiers after Victory.
...........Felicia Dorothea (Browne) Hemans (17931835)
The hat is the ultimum moriens
From: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. viii.
..Oliver Wendell Holmes
I know it is a sin
For me to sit and grin
At him here;
But the old three-cornered hat,
And the breeches,
and all that,
Are so queer!
From: The last Leaf.
...Oliver Wendell Holmes (18091894)
I thought I would dress
in baggy pants,
a cane and a derby hat,
everything a contradiction:
the pants baggy,
the coat tight,
the hat small and
the shoes large.
As with my hat
I upon my head
I walkd along the Strand,
I there did meet another man
With his hat in his hand.
Samuel Johnson (17091784)
Oh! most contemptible and
worthy of all scorn;
with slouched hat and guilty eye,
skulking from his God;
prowling among the shipping
like a vile burglar hastening
to cross the seas.........
Tell me to whom you
are addressing yourself
when you say that.
I am addressing myself
I am addressing myself to my cap.
From: LAvare. Act i. Sc. 3
.....Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière (16221673)
To escape jury duty in England,
wear a bowler hat and carry a
copy of the Daily telegraph
A hat should be taken
off when you greet a
lady and left off for
the rest of your life.
Nothing looks more
stupid than a hat
...........P. J. O'Rourke
And how should I know
your true love
From many another one?
Oh, by his cockle hat and staff,
And by his sandal shoone.
From:The Friar of Orders Gray
......Thomas Percy (17291811)
Tying her bonnet under her chin,
She tied her raven ringlets in;
But not alone in the silken snare
Did she catch her lovely floating hair,
For, tying her bonnet under her chin,
She tied a young mans heart within.
From: The Love-knot
......Nora Perry (18321896
fortunes cap we are not the very button.
From: Hamlet. Act ii. Sc. 2
........William Shakespeare (15641616)
very riband in the cap of youth.
From: Hamlet. Act iv. Sc. 7
........William Shakespeare (15641616)
wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat.
From Much Ado about Nothing. Act i. Sc. 1.
William Shakespeare (15641616)
Her cap, far whiter than the driven snow,
Emblems right meet of decency does yield.
From: The Schoolmistress. Stanza 6
........William Shenstone (1714-1763)
It is madness to wear ladies straw hats and velvet hats to church.
We should all be wearing crash helmets.
Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares;
They should lash us to our pews.
For the sleeping god may awake someday and take offense,
Or the waking god may draw us out to where we can never return.
-- Annie Dillard, in Teaching a
Stone to Talk
There was ease in Caseys manner
as he stept into his place,
There was pride in Caseys bearing
and a smile on Caseys face,
And when responding to the cheers
he lightly doft his hat,
No stranger in the crowd could doubt,
t was Casey at the bat.
From: Casey at the Bat
....Ernest Lawrence Thayer (1863 ?)
I never saw so many
shocking bad hats in my life.
( After seeing the first Reformed Parliament)
..Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (17691852)
There is an excellent
kid's book called
"The Hatmaker's Sign: A Story by Benjamin Franklin"
It is written by Candace Fleming.
It is actually a "Parable" but is based on a hatmaker.
From the Movie "Miller's Crossing (1990)
Tom: " I had a dream once. I was walkin in the woods,
I don't know why, Wind
came up and blew me hat off"
Verna: "And you chased it, right? You ran and ran, finally
caught up to it and you picked it up. But
it wasn't a hat anymore and it changed into something else, something wonderful."
Tom: "Nah, it stayed a hat and no, I didn't chase
Nothing more foolish than a man chasin his hat."
|If the hat is
missin'..... I've gone fishin.
|If the hat can't be
seen..... I'm on the green.
|Take your hat off to the
past, take your coat off to the future.
|The greatest undeveloped territory in
the world lies under your hat.
|Man can't straighten the hat on a
|A well-fit hat will not fly off your
|Don't hang your hat higher than you can
|The price of your hat isn't the measure
of your brain.
|Complete with hat and gloves......