Lace quotes:

  • My most recent purchase was a black lace corset. -- Lexa Doig
  • I collect underwear from my travels. Lace, lingerie, bodysuits... they're like souvenirs. -- Miranda Kerr
  • Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball. -- Andrew Vachss
  • I once tried to make lace - which has been a great obsession of women - unsexy. And I achieved it. -- Miuccia Prada
  • I have loved corsets since I was small. When I was a child, my grandmother took me to an exhibition, and they had a corset on display. I loved the flesh color, the salmon satin, the lace. -- Jean Paul Gaultier
  • He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods. -- Kate Chopin
  • I think I've still got a bit of a sado-masochistic streak in me, because if I'm not going to be restricted by corsets and covered in lace, then I still wind up wearing an ape-mask over my face. I do wonder how I get myself in these situations! -- Helena Bonham Carter
  • Dude, I just watched you climb up a f*cking building!-Lace -- Scott Westerfeld
  • Her lawn looks like a meadow, And if she mows the place She leaves the clover standing And the Queen Anne's Lace. -- Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Leather and lace is such a sexy combination. -- Brad Goreski
  • I love playing around with vintage fabrics and lace. -- Helena Christensen
  • The best writing has no lace on its sleeves. -- Walt Whitman
  • When I don't know what to wear, I wear black lace. -- Carine Roitfeld
  • Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that I say yes! -- Tinker Hatfield
  • Your shoes are only as good as the laces they're attached to. -- Greg Sampson
  • No matter what you do, black lace tends to look a little Spanish. -- Nicole Miller
  • It is difficult to see why lace should be so expensive; it is mostly holes. -- Mary Wilson Little
  • What was the point in satin and lace if it didn't make a man struggle to speak? -- Alexandra Ivy
  • I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature -- Coco Chanel
  • I'm Gentleman Death in silk and lace, come to put out the candles. The canker in the heart of the rose. -- Anne Rice
  • I decided to work on things that obsess women because women can't resist things like lace, sequins, animal prints and python. -- Phoebe Philo
  • You don't make your words true by embellishing them with religious lace. In making your speech sound more religious, it becomes less true. -- Eugene H. Peterson
  • I used to collect vintage clothing - exquisite lace dresses, embroidered shawls and ornate jewelry - but that's just not me any more. -- Britt Ekland
  • The best reason for a knitter to marry is that you can't teach the cat to be impressed when you finish a lace scarf. -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • I don't have a traditional design background, but it's inherent to me. My father was in the fabric industry, and even my grandfather and my great-grandfather were lace manufacturers. -- Stacey Bendet
  • Like delicate lace, So the threads intertwine, Oh, gossamer web Of wond'rous design! Such beauty and grace Wild nature produces... Ughh, look at the spider Suck out that bug's juices! -- Bill Watterson
  • We are very luck to be women, so even if we're wearing trousers, I always wear them with some lace underwear or a very feminine bra - I like that. -- Carine Roitfeld
  • I used to think that music was like lace upon a garment, nice to have but not necessary. I have come to believe that music is absolutely essential to our community life. -- George Eastman
  • Older women can afford to agree that femininity is a charade, a matter of colored hair, ecru lace and whalebones, the kind of slap and tat that transvestites are in love with, and no more. -- Germaine Greer
  • There are many theories about the best way to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere - some are ludicrous, others are at least worth study. The most commonly discussed plan is to lace the sky with reflective chemicals. -- Michael Specter
  • I know," he said in almost bored contemplation. "My manners suck. I like to chalk it up to a dissatisfying childhood." "I'd chalk it up to that narcissistic personality disorder laces with a smidgen of schizophrenia. Your mother would be proud. -- Darynda Jones
  • It took 10 months for me to learn to tie a lace; I must have howled with rage and frustration. But one day I could tie my laces. That no one can take from you. I profoundly distrust the pedagogy of ease. -- George Steiner
  • Hopes were wallflowers. Hopes hugged the perimeter of a dance floor in your brain, tugging at their party lace, all perfume and hems and doomed expectation. They fanned their dance cards, these guests that pressed against the walls of your heart. -- Karen Russell
  • Knitwear can play a vital part in layering. The simplicity of a lightweight cardigan makes it one of the best ways to layer outfits. I love granddad cardis for winter, worn over a vintage lace shirt, waistcoat and full skirt with slouchy boots. -- Twiggy
  • They got all the size over there, and the teams are really good, so, I think night after night you're just going to have to be ready to lace them up and be ready to play. The teams out there are really good. -- Latrell Sprewell
  • I think when I started to get in shape and spend time at the gym, I could be better to other people and be better to myself and get back to loving fashion and experience it myself. I started to wear kilts and lace dresses. -- Marc Jacobs
  • My style is definitely schizophrenic; it does change from day to day a lot. It depends on my mood: sometimes I'll be going through a girly, childlike stage and wear a pretty lace dress with a bow in my hair. Then sometimes I'll be moody and just wear black. -- Amber Le Bon
  • The history of Buenos Aires is written in its telephone directory. Pompey Romanov, Emilio Rommel, Crespina D. Z. de Rose, Ladislao Radziwil, and Elizabeta Marta Callman de Rothschild - five names taken at random from among the R's - told a story of exile, desolation, disillusion, and anxiety behind lace curtains. -- Bruce Chatwin
  • I have a showroom where we experiment with twelve cakes. We develop sketches and ideas for cakes for the next season. We work with the top fashion designers to see what type of lace they are using or work with the top florist for us to be able to make various sugar roses or flowers. -- Ron Ben-Israel
  • You don't have to signal a social conscience by looking like a frump. Lace knickers won't hasten the holocaust, you can ban the bomb in a feather boa just as well as without, and a mild interest in the length of hemlines doesn't necessarily disqualify you from reading Das Kapital and agreeing with every word. -- Elizabeth Bibesco
  • I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin. -- Coco Chanel
  • I was Lady Gaga way before her time. I had a wee kettle for a handbag. Didn't everyone, at some point? One of the teachers used to call me Dame Flora Robson because I had this big, long Victorian skirt. And I wore a Peruvian hat. It was the 1980s - people were wearing lots of lace. -- Ashley Jensen
  • She wore tight corsets to give her a teeny waist - I helped her lace them up - but they had the effect of causing her to faint. Mom called it the vapors and said it was a sign of her high breeding and delicate nature. I thought it was a sign that the corset made it hard to breathe. -- Jeannette Walls
  • I felt most beautiful on the red carpet in Givenchy's sheer lace dress at a dinner hosted by Givenchy in honor of Marina Abramovich at the closing of her Museum of Modern Art retrospective, 'The Artist is Present', in 2010. It was the first time I had been dressed for an event, and everybody just fell in love with the dress. -- Joan Smalls
  • Give me lace and whiskey, Mama's own remedy. -- Alice Cooper
  • Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes. -- Stephen King
  • He's not fit to lace my boots as a player. (on Kevin Keegan) -- George Best
  • Love is a rock against the wind. Not soft like silk and lace. -- Etheridge Knight
  • Wise kings wear shabby clothes, and leave the gold lace to the drum major. -- George Bernard Shaw
  • I love the return of sweetness and lace. Ladylike dressing is back and it's beautiful. -- Glenda Bailey
  • Every seam, every lace, every bead has been painstakingly, with love, corrected, perfected and mastered, -- Zac Posen
  • A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..... a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra... -- Pamela Redmond Satran
  • I love the feel of good quality Italian black lace that feels delicate and really feminine. -- Nicole Trunfio
  • I love flat shoes, more so than heels. One of my obsessions is men's co-respondent lace-ups. -- Twiggy
  • Dim them lights get it in pimp tight do wat i do i lace up my own nikes. -- Kid Cudi
  • I believe that anything can be for men or women. I mean, I've worn a lace dress before! -- Marc Jacobs
  • My favourite outfit was this black lace dress that I found in a vintage shop in Williamsburg, New York. -- Abbey Lee Kershaw
  • I question the negative connotations of fabric, of ribbon, of lace. I turn these symbols of our imprisonment around. -- Miriam Schapiro
  • The light filtered throught the leaves and pine needles above as if through lace, the ground spotted in shadow. -- John Green
  • I think people find it weird that I have a lot of long antique-lace dresses that I wear with boots." -- Erin Wasson
  • I think people find it weird that I have a lot of long antique-lace dresses that I wear with boots. -- Erin Wasson
  • A poem is a spider web Spun with words of wonder, Woven lace held in place By whispers made of thunder. -- Charles Ghigna
  • The light was cut to lace by the trees that had grown so thick with leaves in the last few months. -- Ann Patchett
  • My love for you is immeasurable, my respect for you immense. You're ageless, timeless, lace and fineness, you're beauty and elegance. -- Rod Stewart
  • The best part of being in a band and being successful is you get to have hot girls lace up your shoes. -- Zacky Vengeance
  • She put on her lace collar. She put on her new hat and he never noticed; and he was happy without her. -- Virginia Woolf
  • The summer night was settling upon the neighborhood like a dark lace veil, casting dappled shadows on the roofs and sidewalks and lawns. -- Victoria Kahler
  • Satin and lace and brown velvet and the faint odor of violets. That was all which was left to him of his love. -- William Maxwell
  • I can never bring you to realize the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace. -- Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The piano may do for love-sick girls who lace themselves to skeletons, and lunch on chalk, pickles and slate pencils, but give me the banjo. -- Mark Twain
  • Out of the way! We are in the throes of an exceptional emergency! This is no occassion for sport- there is lace at stake!" (Ms. Pole) -- Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Good evening, daddy! Ain't you heard The boogie-woogie rumble Of a dream deferred? Trilling the treble And twining the bass Into midnight ruffles Of cat-gut lace. -- Langston Hughes
  • Out of the way! We are in the throes of an exceptional emergency! This is no occassion for sport- there is lace at stake! (Ms. Pole) -- Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Look, what envious streaks do lace the severing clouds in yonder east! Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tip-toe on the misty mountain-tops. -- William Shakespeare
  • I've always liked long, flowing clothes,...I used to rummage around in my grandmother's trunks trying to find them. I love the feeling of chiffon and lace. -- Stevie Nicks
  • Thanks for the memory Of lingerie with lace, Pilsner by the case And how I jumped the day you trumped my one-and-only ace How lovely it was! -- Leo Robin
  • Moonlight slipped in through the lace curtains, slicing everything with its sliver cracks. That's how I felt right now - cold and cracked and hollow and empty. -- Jennifer Estep
  • South Richmond was a neighborhood of mouse holes, lace curtains, Sears catalogs, measles epidemics, baloney sandwiches- and men who knew more about the carburetor than they knew about the clitoris. -- Tom Robbins
  • L shot Maki a disappointed look. But soon he forgot everything when Misa Amane appeared onstage. Enraptured he began to cheer with the girls in black lace and frilly skirts." -- Tsugumi Ohba
  • L shot Maki a disappointed look. But soon he forgot everything when Misa Amane appeared onstage. Enraptured he began to cheer with the girls in black lace and frilly skirts. -- Tsugumi Ohba
  • Sometimes, when you look back, you can point to a time when your world shifts and heads in another direction. In lace reading this is called the ??still point. -- Brunonia Barry
  • My sister really drooled a lot when she was younger. For her wedding, I was going to get her one of those lace drool cups that go around the ears. -- Cheri Oteri
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  • Even talking, I'm super-loud. I could never have that kind of meek, little wispy whimsical lavender and lace voice. It comes from my body. There's no way I can fight it. -- Beth Ditto
  • The superstition that the hounds of truth will rout the vermin of error seems, like a fragment of Victorian lace, quaint, but too brittle to be lifted out of the showcase. -- William F. Buckley, Jr.
  • The Moon, the dried weeds and the Pleiades - Seven feet tall the dark, dried weed stalks make a part of the night a red lace on the milky blue sky -- William Carlos Williams
  • Says the girl dressed up in formal Goth mourning," Shane said. "Seriously, who buys a black lace veil? You keep that on hand for special occasions, like prom and kid's birthdays? -- Rachel Caine
  • My health is so often impaired that I begin to be as weary of it as mending old lace; when it is patched in one place, it breaks out in another. -- Mary Wortley Montagu
  • Oddly, in this age of the blinding white Oprah pantsuit, when everything is illuminated, it seems a Victorian lace curtain still hangs over the delicate womanly matter of our personal expenditures. -- Sandra Tsing Loh
  • It is often the easiest move that completes the game. Fortune is like the lady whom a lover carried off from all his rivals by putting an additional lace upon his liveries. -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  • She wore white heirloom lace about her throat And in her hair a bright golden feather A pearl like a plum hung ripe from her neck But her smile fetched ten gold together -- Shannon Hale
  • Rachel, my itchy witch," Al said as he tugged the lace at his cuffs. "We've talked about this. You simply must stop collecting nasty little men. How many do you really need, love? -- Kim Harrison
  • But a part of me lies buried in lace and roses on a riverbank in France-a part of me is broken off forever. A part of me will be unflyable, stuck in the climb. -- Elizabeth Wein
  • The distinction that Jews have themselves always made between Jews of German origin and Jews of East European origin is as stringent as that between Boston Brahmin and Boston lace-curtain Irish, though much finer. -- Diana Trilling