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Respect is love in plain clothes. 

― Frankie Byrne 

 

A lady is one who never shows her underwear unintentionally.

― Lillian Day

 

It's better to have loved and lost than do forty pounds of laundry a week.

― Salvador Dali

 

You know what I figure, if I can do laundry, there's nothing I can't do.

― Rachel Green 

 

Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night.

―Joyce Grenfell

 

At every point in history, there's always the laundry.

 

Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.

 

The most memorable days usually end with the dirtiest clothes.

 

Out, damned spot! Out, I say!

― Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 1

 

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society

― Mark Twain

 

Aprons, towels, linens, clothes ― with each load my loathing grows.

― Pippa O’Brien

 

Crinolines kill.

 

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.

― Henry David Thoreau

 

What a strange power there is in clothing. 

― Isaac Bashevis Singer

 

Fashion is like the id. It makes you desire things you shouldn't.

― Bob Morris

 

It's not what you wear – it's how you take it off. 

 

No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit. 

― Frederick G. Banting

 

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

― Dorothy Parker

 

Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.

― Mason Cooley

 

Never wear anything that panics the cat. 

― P.J. O'Rourke

 

You don't get anything clean without getting something else dirty. 

― Cecil Baxter

 

Life is too important to be taken seriously.

― Oscar Wilde

 

(The exhibition, Combinations, Crinolines and Clotheslines runs until August 3, 2013, at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte ON.) 

 

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AuthorJill McCubbin