"Thine Face Is Not Worth Sunburning:" Nine Quotes on Tanning

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From Matthew McConaughey bronze to Oompa Loompa orange, tanned skin comes in many hues. And not all of them look so great—your particular shade may just receive some shade and not the good kind. Because, as the actors, authors and athletes below can attest to, tans attract all sorts of opinions.

“To be successful, keep looking tanned, live in an elegant building (even if you’re in the cellar), be seen in smart restaurants (even if you only nurse one drink) and if you borrow, borrow big.”

—Aristotle Onassis

“Who doesn’t feel studious when he doesn’t have a girl with a Riviera suntan?”

―Jack Kerouac

“The way to make coaches think you’re in shape in the spring is to get a tan.”

—Whitey Ford, Hall of Fame pitcher

“I’ll quit tanning when the satchel handle grows out of my back.”

—Kelly Ripa

“In a thousand years archaeologists will dig up tanning beds and think we fried people as punishment.”

—Olivia Wilde

“I can’t take a well-tanned person seriously.”

—Cleveland Amory, author and animal rights activist

“Run for the door if a guy has too much gel in his hair and is too tan and it’s not summer.”

—Ryan Hansen, actor in Friday the 13th

“I worked hard to live in Malibu, California. I’m going to the beach! I’m gonna go surfing! No, I don’t want to wear a shirt. I want to get a tan and feel the sun on my bones.”

—Matthew McConaughey

“[Thine] face is not worth sunburning.”

―William Shakespeare, Henry V