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)

    Hence, the less government we have, the better,—the fewer laws, and the less confided power. The antidote to this abuse of formal Government, is, the influence of private character, the growth of the Individual; the appearance of the principal to supersede the proxy; the appearance of the wise man, of whom the existing government, is, it must be owned, but a shabby imitation.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I think I am one of those who can manage not to take on a completely different appearance under their own glance.
    Jean Rostand (1894–1977)