Glasses culture

Actors, writers, celebrities… all with something to say about glasses

Actors, designers, comedians and writers whose take on glasses has changed how we see specs… and even life.

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Sunglasses are like eyeshadow; they make everything look younger and prettier.

Karl Lagerfeld

My glasses say
a lot about me.

Victoria Beckham

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Qui aime bien ses lunettes
ménage sa monture.

Francis Blanche

I feel completely naked when I haven’t got my sunglasses. ”

Emmanuelle Béart

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I guess you could say I live in a fairytale, looking at everything through rose-coloured glasses ”

Sharon Tate

“ Glasses hide a lot of things – even a tear in the eye. ”

Sören Kierkegaard

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We all have our spectacles, but no one can tell to a shade the colour of the glass.

Alfred de Musset

I’m blind without
my glasses.

Adam Ant

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I wear my wife’s eyeglasses because she wants me to see things her way.

Jayson Feinburg

People imagine I am always in a Bentley with pearls and diamonds and black glasses and Karl Lagerfeld next to me.

Inès De La Fressange

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Beware of overexertion, especially when you aren’t looking at anything – remember to take your glasses off!

Coluche

If I wear dark glasses on stage, it’s not about acting like an old rock ‘n’ roller. It’s because I don’t want to be distracted by everything going on around me. Without them, I feel like I’m naked in the middle of the supermarket with mirrors on the ceiling.

Alain Bashung

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More often than not, we search for happiness like we search for our glasses, when they’re on our nose.

André Maurois

A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well-known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognised.

Fred Allen

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The problem with losing your glasses is that you have to find them in order to look for them again.

Gustave Parking

Can the malaise of the human condition be reversed by Persol glasses? ”

Lord Esperanza

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 “ Nowadays, when you are known, the simple fact of walking in public without dark glasses is almost indecent exposure.

Philippe Bouvard

Life gives you signs every day; if you can’t see them, you might want to wear glasses.

Pascale Dercourt

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I’m so shy now, I wear sunglasses everywhere I go.

Al Pacino

Sometimes you just have to bite your upper lip and put sunglasses on.

Bob Dylan

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If your eyes are bigger than your stomach, you’ll struggle to find a pair of glasses.

Pierre Dac

By only ever discerning the new through glasses from the past, our outlook gets distorted.

Jacques Séguéla

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With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I am I’m fat and 60.

Jack Nicholson