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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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The Thick-Skinned Quotes We Call Upon Most

Many of us are collectors of compelling quotes. From time to time we like to share quotes that relate to our industry. Skin certainly means so very much to so many people, for a multitude of reasons. From entertainment, health, social justice and beyond, here are our current top ten noteworthy quotes telling their stories about skin. And of course we’ll start with number 10 and count our way down!

NUMBER 10
“I love you more than my own skin.”
- Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter


NUMBER 9
“What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.”
- Samuel Langhorne Clemens, or as we more commonly know him, Mark Twain


NUMBER 8
“When I wear the national team shirt, its sole contact with my skin makes it stand on an end.”
- Diego Maradona, Argentinian soccer star


NUMBER 7
“A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.”
- V. Vale, author of “Modern Primitives”


NUMBER 6
“Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin.”
– Zoe Saldana, American actress and dancer


NUMBER 5
“Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.”
– Mel Brooks, writer, comedian, composer


NUMBER 4
“We are all brothers under the skin - and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it.”
- Ayn Rand, Russian-American author of “Atlas Shrugged”


NUMBER 3
“The finest clothing made is a person's own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.”
- Mark Twain (yes, you get two quotes Mr. Clemens)


NUMBER 2
“Body concentrates order. It continuously self-repairs. Every five days you get a new stomach lining. You get a new liver every two months. Your skin replaces itself every six weeks. Every year, 98 percent of the atoms of your body are replaced. This non-stop chemical replacement, metabolism, is a sure sign of life.”
- Lynn Margulis, American biologist and theorist


NUMBER 1
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
- Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader and Baptist minister, from his iconic I have a Dream Speech.

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