Charm

“Charm” – which means the power to effect work without employing brute force – is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman’s strength just as strength is a man’s charm. ~Havelock Ellis

Charm is… a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. ~Albert Camus, The Fall, 1956

Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. ~Oliver Herford

Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves. ~Henri Frédéric Amiel

All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others. ~Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise

Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm and behave as outrageously as the world lets them. ~Logan Pearsall Smith

It’s a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don’t need to have anything else; and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t much matter what else you have. ~James Matthew Barrie, What Every Woman Knows, about charm

There is a sort of charm in ugliness if the person has some redeeming qualities and is only ugly enough. ~Josh Billings

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. ~Oscar Wilde

Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others. ~John Mason Brown

Charisma is a fancy name given to the knack of giving people your full attention. ~Robert Brault,

There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament. ~Henry Van Dyke

Forbidden things have a secret charm. ~Publius Cornelius Tacitus

There’s a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me. ~John Erskine