Quotes About Red Heads
Many of these quotes have been circulating for a while; some were sent to me or just collected over time. I make no claim as to accuracy of the noted speaker's statements, but I did attempt to verify as many as possible.
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-- QUOTES FROM BOOK SERIES --
"Anne of Green Gables"
-- "You'd find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair," said Anne reproachfully. "People who haven't red hair don't know what trouble is."
(by character Anne Shirley speaking to her guardian Marilla in book 'Anne of Green Gables')
-- "Please just call me red-headed and forgive me."
(Anne to her love, Gilbert, in 'Anne's House of Dreams')
-- "When a fellow has a home and a dear, little, red-haired wife in it what more need he ask of life?"
(Gilbert speaking in 'Anne's House of Dreams')
-- "Fairy queens must be slender. Jane Andrews is to be the queen and I am to be one of her maids of honor. Josie says she thinks a red-haired fairy is just as ridiculous as a fat one, but I do not let myself mind what Josie says."
(Anne tells Marilla about the upcoming concert in 'Anne of Green Gables')
-- "Yes, it's green," moaned Anne. "I thought nothing could be as bad as red hair. But now I know it's ten times worse to have green hair. Oh, Marilla, you little know how utterly wretched I am."
(Anne, after trying to dye hair, to Marilla in 'Anne of Green Gables')
*** The following quotes are by: Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, (1881-1975) comic writer, known for English prose:
"Red hair in Wodehouse usually spells Trouble (with, as you may have noted, a capital 'T')..."
(The P.G. Wodehouse Society)
"I would always hesitate to recommend as a life's companion a young lady with quite such a vivid shade of red hair. Red hair, sir, in my opinion, is dangerous."
(By Jeeves in 'Very Good, Jeeves')
"He found himself face to face with an extraordinarily pretty girl. She was a red-haired girl, with the beautiful ivory skin which goes with red hair.
...She was not the prettiest girl he had ever seen...But there was a subtle something about her. A sort of, how-shall-one-put-it, which he had never encountered before. He swallowed convulsively. ...At last, he told himself, he was in love, really in love, and at first sight, too, which made it all the more impressive. ...But she had bitten him in the arm. That was hardly the right spirit. That, he felt, constituted an obstacle."
(From 'The Girl on the Boat')
"It ought to be a criminal offense for women to dye their hair. Especially red. What the devil do women do that sort of thing for?"
(by Bill in 'Indiscretions of Archie')
Quote from POEM by Sylvia: "Out of the ash I rise with my red hair and eat men like air."
(Sylvia Plath, author)
-- QUOTES FROM VARIOUS SOURCES --
- "I am familiar with redheads. I know how difficult, confusing, temperamental, sassy, high maintenance, and commanding they can be...and yet I am still drawn to them like a fly to a ZAPPER!"
(Joel Vincent, courtesy of Cheryl, a redhead)
- "There is more, much more, to being a redhead than the color of one’s hair."
(G. Adam Stanislav, red-haired photographer)
- "Redheads are less than 1% of the world's population. Now that is a minority! And, I thought, one that should qualify me for school scholarships or something like that."
- "All throughout history, from Reuben to Robbins, redheads have been recognized as a rare breed. Blondes may have more fun, brunettes may be brainier, but when it comes down to raw energy, creativity, and personality ... you just can't beat a redhead well, you can, but beware ... she'll probably beat you back!"
(Redheads Unlimited ??)
- "Redheads are dry and easily irritated. And that's just talking about their skin!"
(Apparently by a dermatologist)
- "I am strong. I am invincible. I am redhead."
(Seen on T-shirt)
- "Two women in the house - and one of them a redhead!"
(Character 'Michaleen Flynn' in John Ford's movie "The Quiet Man")
- "Of course, part of the problem with redheads is that there aren't enough of them. They make up just two percent of the population. So they're pretty extraordinary. Redheads are too numerous to be ignored, too rare to be accepted."
(Grant McCracken, author, lecturer, anthropologist)
- "Remember, red hair is not just a hair color, it's an attitude" - (Advice to someone wanting to color their hair red,
from a true redhead)
(Maggie, a redhead)
-- QUOTES FROM 'UNKNOWN SOURCES' --
"Blondes are wild, brunettes are true,
but you never know just what a redhead will do!"
"My hair is pretty dark red... And of course, it catches fire in the sunlight. A great time to bring out a redhead's coloring is right before sunset, when rose-colored clouds and golden light begin to streak across the sky."
"I used to hate my red hair, but now I love the attention I get with it. I think that very smart, daring men love red hair, and I love that in a man."
"They are probably the worst people to date. They are demanding and obsessive and they can't make up their minds about anything, so they are very difficult to figure out. But I still love them."
"Redheads have been nicknamed demons by my associates and I because of what they can do to the human heart. Best thing that's hit the Earth, ever. Never had too much luck with them though. Advice is accepted...."
"The sun on a brunette's hair looks red. The sun on a redhead's hair looks like Heaven on Earth."
"Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but it takes a real man to handle a redhead."
"A face without freckles is like a night without stars."
"Blondes may have more fun but redheads are remembered".
"A trucker will slow down for a blonde, stop for a brunette, but he'll back up 500 yards for a redhead!"
"I am always asked where I got my bright auburn-red hair from, seeing as both my parents have a very dark almost black hair. My father, being 60 when I was born, always answered, "rust in the pipes."
"If you want trouble... find yourself a redhead."
"Beat you like a red-headed step-child."
(Seen as a derogatory statement)
"Blondes are noticed but redheads are never forgotten."
"I do believe my redheadedness plays a huge part in who I am. If I were a blonde or brunette, I would be an entirely different person."
"Ruadh gu brath!"
(Scots Gaelic for "Red heads forever!")
This "POEM ABOUT REDHEADS"
is a version of a Longfellow poem....
"There once was a girl with a strawberry curl
right in the middle of her forehead,
And when she was good she was very, very good
But when she was bad she was horrid."
...BUT ORIGINAL POEM IS...
"THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL"
"There was a little girl who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was very good indeed.
But when she was bad she was horrid.
(Original: by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
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