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 whole appearance is a toy. For this,
    The dove in the belly builds his nest and coos,
    Selah, tempestuous bird. How is it that
    The rivers shine and hold their mirrors up,
    Like excellence collecting excellence?
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Look into the world—how often do you behold a sordid wretch, whose straight heart is open to no man’s affliction, taking shelter behind an appearance of piety, and putting on the garb of religion, which none but the merciful and compassionate have a title to wear.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    A bureaucracy is sure to think that its duty is to augment official power, official business, or official members, rather than to leave free the energies of mankind; it overdoes the quantity of government, as well as impairs its quality. The truth is, that a skilled bureaucracy ... is, though it boasts of an appearance of science, quite inconsistent with the true principles of the art of business.
    Walter Bagehot (1826–1877)