Appearance

Appearance may refer to:

  • Visual appearance, the way in which objects reflect and transmit light
  • Human physical appearance, what someone looks like
  • Appearances (film), a 1921 film directed by Donald Crisp
  • Appearances (1990 film), featuring Ernest Borgnine
  • Appearance, another term for the baseball statistic games pitched
  • Appearance (philosophy), or phenomenon
  • Appearance (law), the coming into court of either of the parties to a suit, and/or the formal act by which a defendant submits himself to the jurisdiction of the court.

Famous quotes containing the word appearance:

    The aim of science is to apprehend this purely intelligible world as a thing in itself, an object which is what it is independently of all thinking, and thus antithetical to the sensible world.... The world of thought is the universal, the timeless and spaceless, the absolutely necessary, whereas the world of sense is the contingent, the changing and moving appearance which somehow indicates or symbolizes it.
    —R.G. (Robin George)

    This mesa plain had an appearance of great antiquity, and of incompleteness; as if, with all the materials for world-making assembled, the Creator had desisted, gone away and left everything on the point of being brought together, on the eve of being arranged into mountain, plain, plateau. The country was still waiting to be made into a landscape.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    When appearance and reality coincide, philosophy and literary criticism find themselves with nothing to say.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)