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I think actors go along a continuum from Simon Callow down to kind of Ross Kemp, and I like to think of myself as the Ross Kemp of comedy. Hes very good in East Enders because he plays a version of himself. I think I can play a version of myself - thats about all I can do.
— Jo Brand —

I will serenade you from the street, Maggie Windham. I will be so callow, you will marry me to save me from embarrassment.

— Grace Burrowes

Was there ever any doubt?
And as the spotlights fade away,
And you're escorted through the foyer,
You will resume your callow ways,
But I was meant for the stage.

— Colin Meloy

The loss of the religious understanding of the human condition-that Man is a fallen creature for whom virtue is necessary but never fully attainable-is a loss, not a gain, in true sophistication. The secular substitute-the belief in the perfection of life on earth by the endless extension of a choice of pleasures-is not merely callow by comparison but much less realistic in its understanding of human nature.

— Theodore Dalrymple

No, you're wrong. I'm a hundred percent callow and deeply shallow.

— Stephen Schwartz

At times I feel that I am playing around the edges of things, getting nowhere. An extreme and callow youth playing with philosophy must be a pitiable things from your point of view. Today was a long day, the hours went by so slowly that I thought of many things and finally went into a mental sleep. I sat on a pipe and watched, and spoke in monosyllables to those who were about me, and I knew so many things which they did not know, there were so many worlds open to me whose existence was beyond their powers of comprehension, and I such a young lad.

— John Steinbeck

Finally, after a glance at Notre Dame and a brisk trot through the Louvre, we sat down at a cafe on the Place de l'Opera and watched the people. They were amazing
never had we seen such costumes, such make-up, such wigs; and, strangest of all, the wearers didn't seem in the least conscious of how funny they looked. Many of them even stared at us and smiled, as though we had been the oddities, and not they. Mr. Holmes no doubt found it amusing to see the pageant of prostitution, poverty and fashion reflected in our callow faces and wide-open eyes.

— Christopher Isherwood

Bullock, Sam, died at the age of one-twelve. They'd been married five years. She was forty-six."
"Isn't that romantic?"
"Heart-tugging. First husband was younger, a callow seventy-three to her twenty-two."
"Was-not Sam Bullock wealthy, but well-stocked. Got eaten by a shark."
"Step off."
"Seriously. Scuba diving out in the Great Barrier Reef. He was eighty-eight. And this shark cruises along and chomp, chomp."
She gave Eve a thoughtful look. "Ending as shark snacks is in my top-ten list of ways I don't want to go out. How about you?"
"It may rank as number one, now that I've considered it a possibility. Any hint of foul play?"
"They weren't able to interview the shark, but it was put down as death by misadventure.

— J.D. Robb

What's the use of healing, if the life that's saved is callow and selfish and ruled by fear? There's a difference between being in sanctuary and being in hiding.

— Louise Penny

I'm lonely, whispered Doctor Callow.
Don't be. There's a million worlds to play with.

— Catherynne M. Valente

Somewhere in my callow, misspent youth, I was smart enough to marry my best friend.

— Rob Lowe

There were about 30 children at one stage, running around like savages at a place called Callow Hill, near Monmouth, which was owned by my grandparents. They lived in the big house, but my dad had five brothers and a sister, and they all lived in various houses scattered on the hill.

— Saul David

Someone once said that middle age is like rereading a book that you haven't read since you were a callow youth. The first time around you were dazzled by impressions, emotions, and tended to miss the finer points. In middle age you have the equipment to see the subtleties you missed before and you savor it more slowly.

— Eda LeShan

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