I caught the #NoShaveNovember bug in 2018 during my time in Prague; I thought it would be interesting to allow my beard to grow wild and free in a city I know no one. Coincidentally, I came across the #NoShaveNovember hashtag on Instagram and I jumped on it.
No-Shave November is about raising awareness about cancer and donating to cancer initiatives. You can learn more about the movement on the No-Shave November website.
Now is time to shade our beardless brothers; the desert-cheeked individuals. Like our brothers united by nicotine, welcome to the brotherhood if your beard is not patchy and mingy – #BeardGang.
For anybody that grow a beard or have hair on their face, I welcome you to the beard game. We’re all family. I encourage that. I encourage beards.Rick Ross
Call it affirmation, watchword, or a pat in the back, and because ‘this life no balance’ – the only thing you see growing exponentially all around you is your beard.
The beard is a statement to say that you can achieve anything, no matter who you are or how you look.Conchita Wurst
Man-O-Meter: A full beard is an important measure of masculinity. Smooth-faced or mingy facial hair? Consider yourself a boy.
A beard doesn’t grow only on gurus; it grows on all menJaggi Vasudev
I grew my beard out a little bit just to show that, indeed, I am a man.Johnny Weir
I’m not that powerful to take out the masculinity of a beard.Conchita Wurst
I’m not gonna be able to grow a beard. I’ve realized my limitations as a humanDanny Pudi
Nothing should make you shave your beard except for the cause #NoShaveNovember was started. The aftermath is nothing short of regret and burning comments.
I will never shave off my beard and moustache. I did once, for charity, but my wife said, ‘Good grief, how awful, you look like an American car with all the chrome removed.’Rolf Harris
I don’t like myself without a beardJamie Dornan
I did four movies where I gained, like, fifty pounds. I had curly hair, and I had all of this facial hair. I had put on all this weight for these movies, and I did four or five of them back-to-back. Then I cut the weight and I got fit again. I cut my beard and I took away the mustache, and people were like, ‘What are you doing?’A. J. Bowen
He who sacrifices his beard for a woman deserves neitherAnonymous
Safe haven and protection: There are many things you will never again, your chin should be one of them. A well-kept beard will keep you nice and warm on cold nights. By the way, a full beard is not annoying in the Summer.
Sometimes in the heart of the summer, I look at people with their faces shaved and think it’d be nice, but once you get used to it, it’s not as hot. Most guys say it gets itchy, but once you grow it out into a big man beard, the itching is gone.Willie Robertson
My beard is just an ongoing effort to hide my face as much as possible.Romesh Ranganathan
Trespassers: Apart from the licensed people in your life e.g. your barber and girlfriend, there are people who want to touch your beard without permission as if it’s going to make them sleep better at night.
It gets weird with people wanting to touch my hair and beard boundaries, you know?Wayne Static
Be the talk of the town: There are not so many bearded men, even when they forget your name – your beard is the go-to description.
I just lead my life as naturally, as normally as I possibly can. But I can’t help it if controversy is hounding me day in and day out. I’m quite amazed sometimes by the way they go about it. I grow a beard and it lands up in the editorial in The Times of India.Amitabh Bachchan
I was a bit of a late developer, and everyone was saying, ‘Whatever you do, don’t shave,’ and I hadn’t really started shaving. I remember rubbing the soot from a kettle on to my bumfluff to make it look more like I had a beard.Rory McCann
Draw attention to the other things because bad beard day is a thing. Also, you are more than your beard, so make your soul glow too.
The scruffier your beard, the sharper you need to dress.Ashton Kutcher
Growing a beard is tough and not as easy as one might think.Gautam Rode
Growing up, the way that I looked was very important to me. I was always trying to impress people, and when I grew my beard there was a certain freedom, a separation, getting past this the way I looked, identify myself as a spiritual seeker.Matisyahu