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Here are some of the quotes we had sent in:
From Ian Henderson:
Sir Percy Blakeney (on the composition of his poem about the Scarlet Pimpernel) "Would you believe me, I've just written a masterpiece. ... All about this mysterious Pimpernel fellow. How it came to me Heaven only knows, because it was the busiest moment of the day. Damn me, I was tying my cravat."
From Ted Hammer, USA
Bow ties are tattoos for conservatives. ...
From Gillian Myerberg Polsky, USA
That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.
From Jimmy Damgaard Poulsen
Most men who wears bow ties, wears them, because most men don´t. - I don´t know who said it, but it´s true!
From Mac Broderick, USA
"As I climbed up the narrow path leading to Elizabeth Spring I passed a crowd of men, both civilians and military, who, as I discovered later, form a class in itself among those who wait for the movement of the waters. They drink, but not water, go out but little, make love for amusement in a half-hearted way--they gamble and complain of boredom. They are dandies. They assume affected poses as they dip their wickered glasses into the sulfur water. The civilians show off pale-blue neckties, and the army men, ruffs showing above their collars. They express a deep disdain for provincial society and sigh at the thought of the aristocratic drawing rooms of the capital, which don't accept them." - Pechorin's journal, from Lermontov's "A Hero of Our Time"
From Alan Mercer, UK
'A Bow Tie is a statement! almost an act of defiance'.
Rick Kaplan an American TV Producer/News Anchorman.
From Ray Frensham, London, England
"Wearing a bow tie is a way of expressing an Aggressive lack of concern for what Other people think."