Charm Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old charm quotes, charm sayings, and charm proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Words are charms. It's like a song you didn't even know you knew.

Ian Frazier

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 the true gift of the Fairies.     

Charles Perrault

Charm was the luxury of those who still believed in the essential rightness of things. In purity and picket fences.

Denise Lehane

Charm is the ability to make someone else think that both of you are pretty wonderful.     

Kathleen Winsor

Charm is a glow within a woman which casts a most becoming light on others.

John Mason Brown

Charm lies in complete forgetfulness of self.     

Margery Wilson

Charm is simply the art of being pleasing.

Patti Page

Charm is a product of the unexpected.     

Jose Marti

Charm is the next best asset after looks and brains - and can almost make up for looks.

Helen Gurley Brown

If you can charm everyone it means you don't care about anyone in particular.     

Christopher Hitchens

There are charms made only for distant admiration.     

Samuel Johnson

The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.     

Elizabeth Bowen

Charm should be on the surface. It has no hidden use.

Ivy Compton-Burnett

The charm of knowledge would be small indeed, were it not that there is so much shame to be overcome on the way to it.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.     

Henri Frederic Amiel

The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.

Oscar Wilde

Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.     

E. M. Forster

Charm of personality is a divine gift that sways the strongest characters and sometimes even controls the destinies of nations.

Orison Swett Marden

Charm is often despised but I can never see why. No one has it who isn't capable of genuinely liking others, at least at the actual moment of meeting and speaking. Charm is always genuine; it may be superficial but it isn't false.     

P.D. James

Charm never made a rooster.

Dean Acheson

Charm might be described as enlightened self-interest, a development of one's best self. In the simplest possible terms, I think genuine charm is an unmotivated interest in others.     

Arlene Francis

Charm and perfection hardly cooperate. Charm premises little mistakes which one would like to cover.

Catherine Deneuve

The charm of the best courages is that they are inventions, inspirations, flashes of genius.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Charm is a cunning self-forgetfulness.     

Christina Stead

Charm is that extra quality that defies description.     

Alfred Lunt

Charm is the enchanted dart, light and subtle as a hummingbird. But it is deceptive in one thing: like a sense of humor, if you think you've got it, you probably haven't.

Laurel Lea

Charm is always genuine; it may be superficial but it isn't false.     

P. D. James

Charm is more valuable than beauty. You can resist beauty but you can't resist charm.

Audrey Tautou

Charm is to a woman what perfume is to a flower.

Evan Esar

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