The Bible says the hairs on a man's head are numbered ... But listen, brother, where does that leave the baldheaded man? Is he shut out? Is he not even kept up with? Is he cut loose adrift without his name put down in the great book of records?
WILLIAM GAY, Provinces of Night
We're all born bald, baby.
TELLY SAVALAS, Newsweek, 1978
I don't consider myself bald, I'm just taller than my hair.
THOM SHARP, attributed, Men? You Won't Believe the Dumb Things They Say
It is foolish to tear one's hear in grief, as if grief could be lessened by baldness.
CICERO, attributed, 20,000 Quips & Quotes
JUSTIN RACZ, 50 Bosses Worse Than Yours
Don't tear your hair out over a woman; it'll be harder to attract the next one if you're bald.
EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips & Quotes
There is no cure for baldness; the bald-headed barber is the proof.
I bet the reason people are afraid of going bald is because it makes them think of the end of life. I mean, when your hair starts to thin, it must feel as if your life is being worn away ... as if you've taken a giant step in the direction of death, the last Big Consumption.
HARUKI MURAKAMI, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man - there's your diamond in the rough.
LARRY DAVID, attributed, Jewish Comedy Stars
Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.
MATTHEW ARNOLD, Essays in Criticism
Getting away with going bald is an important life skill for men.
ANONYMOUS, Getting Away with It: Short Cuts to the Things You Don't Really Deserve
It has been argued that balding is a sign for possible female mates that the balding male is beyond his prime and no longer fit to reproduce. However, this argument seems to be contrary to the rest of male reproductive behaviour and physiology which permits men to reproduce for almost as often and as long as desired.
Balding is a marker of sexual maturity in humans and some other primates, and although it appears later than some other changes in post-pubertal hair growth it may still develop early enough to influence mating behavior. There is some evidence that balding men have slightly higher androgen levels than non-bald men. Whether this translates into greater reproductive success is unknown and difficult to verify, but it is perhaps the most likely explanation for the survival of balding genes into modern man.
ULRIKE BLUME-PEYTAVI, Hair Growth and Disorders
Bald men are enjoying a resurgence in appeal and popularity that they probably haven't known since Curly Neal of Harlem Globetrotters fame astounded opponents and audiences with his on-court hi-jinks or Isaac Hayes dazzled the musical world with his soulful sounds. NBA superstars Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls and Charles Barkley of the Phoenix Suns are two of the trendsetters in the NBA with their clean-cut domes. Many women polled agreed that the shaven scalp not only provides a clean-cut, well-groomed image, it's downright macho, simply sexy to bare it all.
Jet Magazine, Sep. 6, 1993
There's one thing about baldness; it's neat.
DON HEROLD, attributed, The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations