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- There's never a new fashion but it's old.
- Geoffrey Chaucer (1342 - 1400)
- A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
- I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
- Gilda Radner (1946 - 1989)
- Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), "Walden", 1854
- I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.
- Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
- I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
- Lillian Hellman (1905 - 1984), letter to Committee on Un-American Activities of the House of Representatives, May 19, 1952
- Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
- Fashion is something that goes in one year and out the other.
- The average American can get into the kingdom of heaven much more easily than he can get into the Boulevard St. Germain.
- W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), The Razor's Edge, 1943
- What a deformed thief this fashion is.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Much Ado About Nothing", Act III scene iii