“Your black-rimmed glasses are prescription free, where as me, I literally can’t see my hand in front of my face.” —The Guild, I’m the One That’s Cool
“I was walking down the street wearing glasses when the prescription ran out.” ~ Steven Wright
“I only needed specs for reading, but as a result of wearing them all the time to try to look like Buddy Holly, I became genuinely nearsighted.” ~ Elton John
“I always think about what it means to wear eyeglasses. When you get used to glasses you don’t know how far you could really see. I think about all the people before eyeglasses were invented. It must have been weird because everyone was seeing in different ways according to how bad their eyes were. Now, eyeglasses standardize everyone’s vision to 20-20. That’s an example of everyone becoming more alike. Everyone could be seeing at different levels if it weren’t for glasses.”
― Andy Warhol
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“I’ve got two Neptunes here,” said Harry after a while, frowning down at his piece of parchment, “that can’t be right, can it?”
“Aaaaah,” said Ron, imitating Professor Trelawney’s mystical whisper, “when two Neptunes appear in the sky, it is a sure sign that a midget in glasses is being born, Harry…”
“You go to school, you get a master’s degree, you study Shakespeare and you wind up being famous for plastic glasses” ~~ Sally Jessy Raphael
“My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle”. ~~Henny Youngman
Elwood: It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tanks of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.
Pola Debevoise: Men aren’t attentive to girls who wear glasses. (How to Marry a Millionaire, 1953).
“Calvin said, “Do you know that this is the first time I’ve seen you without your glasses?”
“I’m blind as a bat without them. I’m near-sighted, like father.”
“Well, you know what, you’ve got dream-boat eyes,” Calvin said. “Listen, you go right on wearing your glasses. I don’t think I want anybody else to see what gorgeous eyes you have.”
― Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
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Both found here.
In related news, search for glasses on Tumblr and you end up seeing lots of lenseless frames sported by women flashing lots of vadge and boobs. Pearls before swine, ladies. Pearls before swine.
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid