Dorothy Parker - Ipcress File 1965 - Friedrich Nietzsche - The Sun - Andy Warhol - Lynne Reid Banks -
Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses. Dorothy Parker, New Item, 1937
Courtney: Do you always wear your glasses?
Palmer: Yes, except in bed. The Ipcress File 1965 ***** starring Michael Caine & Guy Doleman & Nigel Green & Sue Lloyd & Gordon Jackson & Aubrey Richards & Frank Gatliff & Thomas Baptiste & Oliver MacGreevy & Freda Bamford & Pauline Winter et al, director Sidney J Furie
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love. Friedrich Nietzsche
Tortoiseshell spectacles made in 1954 for PM Winston Churchill sold for £11,200 at Northants. The Sun article March 2011
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
He took off his glasses and wiped them, exactly like an actor playing a doctor, and said, ‘Oh dear oh dear oh dear.’ Then he looked at me reproachfully ... I was ashamed to my very soul, but I was damned if I was going to let him see it. I stared back at him and finally he sighed heavily and put his glasses on again.
‘When did it happen?’ Lynne Reid Banks, The L-Shaped Room