„It is the same woman, I know, for she is always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight.“

Source: The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

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„Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.“

—  Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745

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„the voice of beauty speaks softly; it creeps only into the most fully awakened souls“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

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„But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here
I don't belong here“

—  Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968

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„How prudently most men creep into nameless graves, while now and then one or two forget themselves into immortality.“

—  Phillips Brooks American clergyman and author 1835 - 1893

Actually said by Wendell Phillips, on the murder of Elijah Parish Lovejoy, which occurred on November 7, 1837.
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„Who is there whom bright and agreeable children do not attract to play and creep and prattle with them?“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138

Concerning a Person whom he treated with Disregard, Chap. xxiv.
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„Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.“

—  Oscar Wilde, book The Picture of Dorian Gray

Variant: One of the great secrets of life. Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense and discover too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Source: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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„Senator John Tower (R-Texas): What is your definition of womanizing?Roberts: Well, I think most women know it when they see it, Senator.“

—  Cokie Roberts American journalist 1943 - 2019

February 26, 1989, on the ABC News program This Week With David Brinkley ([Tower Excerpts: ‘I’m a Single Man; I Do Date Women’, February 27, 1989, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-02-27-mn-411-story.html])

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„For a woman to be complete, she has to be a blend of Paro and Chandramukhi [the two women who love Devdas. I feel that I am that woman.“

—  Rekha Indian film actress 1954

Quoted in Rekha: The divine diva, 17 May 2003, 7 December 2013, Rediff.com http://www.rediff.com/entertai/2003/may/17dinesh.htm,

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„You can deduce everything about a woman from the way she holds her feet. Seductive women always turn their feet out. Don't expect to get anywhere with a woman who turns her feet in.“

—  Edouard Manet French painter 1832 - 1883

a remark of Manet to Mallarmé, recorded by Thadée Natanson [husband of Misia Sert ]; as quoted in Berthe Morisot, the first lady of impressionism, Margaret Shennan; Sutton Books London 1996, p.136
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