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I was a sickly baby, and after two sets of adoptive parents took me home, they returned me to the orphanage because of a serious respiratory infection. But as they say, the third time's a charm, because my mom and dad adopted me and took me into their home where I was raised in a family full of love.
One thing above all gives charm to men's thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
Charm is an intangible. Chutzpah, charm, charisma, that kind of thing, you can't buy it. You either have it or you don't.
Americans like the British kind of quirkiness and the strange accent. They find it kind of cute or something, with a certain charm.
Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Charm, I think, is education, really, no? I was educated to be nice to everybody. If you want to be rude and mean, I'm sure your life isn't that nice.
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.
Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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.
One mustn't look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us.
I like dressing in all seasons. Every season has its own character and charm.
The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.
John Greenleaf Whittier
Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
John F. Kennedy
In two decades I've lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.
I rarely meet a politician that I don't like personally. They are generally well endowed with charm. Therein lies the danger.
P. J. O'Rourke
Age, like distance lends a double charm.
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.
E. M. Forster
The whole Obama phenomenon brings up memories from my distant past: the good-looking guy who talks real good, whose line you don't buy immediately but whose charm is so dazzling that he gradually convinces you that this time it will be different.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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