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:

    Men of all professions affect such an air and appearance as to seem to be what they wish to be believed to be—so that one might say the whole world is made up of nothing but appearances.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, following blind instinct, after an appearance of naturalness. The one leads to the highest peaks of art, the other to its lowest depths.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    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)