Fingernail Philosophers; Great Minds Ponder Manicures
It seems almost everyone, from famous authors like Marian Keyes and Miranda Hart to beloved musical superstars such as John Lennon and Dolly Parton, have expressed opinions about manicures. In order to more thoroughly understand the deeply profound aspects of manicure culture, we have selected the best of these notes and quotes about manicures from the great and near-great. These snippets of manicurial wisdom may provide insight into this popular and pervasive procedure or, if nothing else, give you a bit of a chuckle. Enjoy!
"I am different when my nails are done. I am more dynamic. I gesticulate more, I am better at scaring my staff. I can indicate impatience by drumming on tabletops and I can wrap up a meeting with a few choice clatters."
Influential Irish writer, Marian Keyes
"You can tell a lot from a person's nails. When a life starts to unravel, they're among the first to go."
English novelist and screen writer, Ian McEwan
"Manicures: Which are basically just holding hands with a stranger for forty-five minutes whilst listening to Enya."
English writer and comedienne: Miranda Hart
"My nails are my rhythm section when I'm writing a song all alone. Some day, I may cut an album, just me and my nails."
Iconic Country singer/songwriter, Dolly Parton
"You can manicure a cat but can you caticure a man?"
Songwriter, actor, musician: John Lennon
"I hope I can help guys come out and say, 'All right, dude, I got a manicure... and I liked it.'"
Author and TV personality: Ryan Seacrest
"No one likes getting their nails done more than I do."
Women's tennis superstar, Serena Williams
"Actually, I wear the nail polish to hide how grubby my nails are."
Drummer with irish folk/pop fusion band, The Corrs, Caroline Corr
"If you've got cool nails, you wake up and you're like, 'Oh, I'm happy now."
Game of Thrones actor, Maisie Williams
"I love pampering myself, so going for a massage or getting a mani-pedi makes me feel instantly better. When my nails are done I feel so much better - it's the little things that make me so happy, and you literally feel polished."
Canadian actor, singer, songwriter Jessica Lowndes
"Two things I do for maintenance: I get a manicure once a month, and I see my therapist about every six weeks. I am happy to report that, at this point, my nails crack more often than I do."
American writer and columnist, Gina Barreca
"You can't Buy Happiness but you can get a mani-pedi and that's kind of the same thing."
World's most quoted person, Anonymous
"I believe in manicures.
I believe in overdressing.
I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.
I believe in pink.
I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day,
I believe in miracles.
Iconic American actor, Audrey Hepburn