Quotes about housing

A collection of quotes on the topic of housing, house, likeness, people.

Best quotes about housing

Shams-i Tabrizi photo

„Intellect takes you to the door, but it doesn't take you into the house.“

—  Shams-i Tabrizi 1185-1248, spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi. 1185 - 1248

Me & Rumi (2004)

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„To bear children into this world is like carrying wood into a burning house.“

—  Peter Wessel Zapffe Norwegian philosopher, mountaineer, and author 1899 - 1990

As quoted in Reflekser i trylleglass: stemmer fra vårt århundre [Magical Reflections : Voices of Our Century] (1998) edited by Haagen Ringnes

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„Nature is a haunted house--but Art--is a house that tries to be haunted.“

—  Emily Dickinson, book The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Variant: Art is a house that tries to be haunted.
Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

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„A house is not a home until it has a dog.“

—  Gerald Durrell naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author and television presenter 1925 - 1995

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„In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulu waits dreaming“

—  H.P. Lovecraft, book The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

Source: The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

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„Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.“

—  Jane Austen, book Emma

Source: Emma (1815)

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„A house of which one knew every room wasn't worth living in.“

—  Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, book The Leopard

Un palazzo del quale si conoscessero tutte le stanze non era degno di essere abitato.
Page 128
Il Gattopardo (1958)

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„A house divided against itself cannot stand.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.
In this famous statement, Lincoln is quoting the response of Jesus Christ to those who accused him of being able to cast out devils because he was empowered by the Prince of devils, recorded in Matthew 12:25: "And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand".
1850s, The House Divided speech (1858)

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„When I came back to my native country, after all the stories about Hitler, I couldn't ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn't live where I wanted. I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler, but I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President, either.“

—  Jesse Owens American track and field athlete 1913 - 1980

As quoted in "Owens pierced a myth" http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00016393.html (2005), by Larry Schwartz, ESPN SportsCentury

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„We have Divine Wisdom in the mortal body. Whatever does harm to the body, ruins the House of the Eternal.“

—  Paracelsus Swiss physician and alchemist 1493 - 1541

Paracelsus - Doctor of our Time (1992)

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„I'm gonna pick up the pieces,
and build a Lego house.
When things go wrong we can knock it down.“

—  Ed Sheeran English singer-songwriter and producer 1991

Song lyrics, + (2011)

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„The people are starving. They need food; they need medicine; they need education. They do not need a skyscraper to house the ruling party and a 24-hour TV station.“

—  Wangari Maathai Kenyan environmental and political activist 1940 - 2011

On her opposition to the construction of a skyscraper in Nairobi, Kenya, as quoted in the article Wangari Maathai:"You Strike The Woman ..." by Priscilla Sears in the quarterly In Context #28 (Spring 1991)

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„No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it.“

—  Frank Lloyd Wright American architect (1867-1959) 1867 - 1959

Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography (1932) page 168
Context: No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.

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„Sunlight comes into your house not because you want it. It happens because you open the windows.“

—  Sadhguru Yogi, mystic, visionary and humanitarian 1957

Source: Of Mystics & Mistakes

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„There is no normality in life. Having two houses means that we can get out of each other's hair - which, let's face it, we've both got a lot of“

—  Helena Bonham Carter British actress 1966

Of her relationship with Tim Burton
Guardian interview 3 Nov 2006 http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2006/nov/03/1

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„Is Brooklyn in the house? Without a doubt, I'm the rapper with clout everybody yap about.“

—  The Notorious B.I.G. American rapper 1972 - 1997

"Get Money Remix"
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„I do not see that the sex of the candidate is an argument against her admission as a Privatdozent. After all, the Senate is not a bath-house.“

—  David Hilbert German prominent mathematician 1862 - 1943

Hilbert-Courant (1984) by Constance Reid, p. 143

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„Our house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire. […] Adults keep saying: “We owe it to the young people to give them hope.” But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.“

—  Greta Thunberg, book No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

2019, World Economic Forum (January 2019)
Source: Greta Thunberg, 16, urges leaders to act on climate, The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/25/our-house-is-on-fire-greta-thunberg16-urges-leaders-to-act-on-climate (25 January 2019)
Cited in ', Penguin Books, 2019, pages 19-24 (ISBN 9780141991740).

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„Like a jar you housed the infinite tenderness, and the infinite oblivion shattered you like a jar.“

—  Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973

Variant: Like a jar you housed infinite tenderness
And the infinite tenderness shattered you like a jar.
Source: 100 Love Sonnets

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„Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.“

—  Joan Crawford American actress 1904 - 1977

Interview, Hollywood Reporter (1954)

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„I must apologize for calling so late," said he, "and I must further beg you to be so unconventional as to allow me to leave your house presently by scrambling over your back garden wall.“

—  Arthur Conan Doyle Scottish physician and author 1859 - 1930

Source: Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I

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„Our aim is to gain control of the two great treasure houses on which the West depends: The energy treasure house of the Persian Gulf and the minerals treasure house of Central and Southern Africa.“

—  Leonid Brezhnev General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1906 - 1982

Reported as false in Paul F. Boller, Jr., and John George, They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, & Misleading Attributions (1989), p. 9-10. Falsely attributed to Brezhnev as having been said in a secret Warsaw Pact meeting in either 1968 or 1973.
Misattributed

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„From henceforth, no medicine, no doctors, no drugs of any kind shall come into this house. \“

—  Smith Wigglesworth British evangelist 1859 - 1947

Pledging his commitment to Faith Healing.
Page 38
The Complete Story: A New Biography on the Apostle of Faith By Julian Wilson http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=e2RWZpOHfmoC|Wigglesworth:

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„They’re like leeches. I’m so tired of it. They start out the most popular person in the world, make a lot of money, big house, cars and everything. End up penniless. It is conspiracy. The Jews do it on purpose.“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

November 2005 reported by report by NY Post https://nypost.com/2005/11/23/jerko-jackos-ugly-jabs-at-jews-calls-them-leeches-on-tape/

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„I can say with truth that I have never, even in times of greatest preoccupation with carnal, worldly and egotistic pursuits, seriously doubted that our existence here is related in some mysterious way to a more comprehensive and lasting existence elsewhere; that somehow or other we belong to a larger scene than our earthly life provides, and to a wider reach of time than our earthly allotment of three score years and ten…It has never been possible for me to persuade myself that the universe could have been created, and we, homo sapiens, so-called, have, generation after generation, somehow made our appearance to sojourn briefly on our tiny earth, solely in order to mount the interminable soap opera, with the same characters and situations endlessly recurring, that we call history. It would be like building a great stadium for a display of tiddly-winks, or a vast opera house for a mouth-organ recital. There must, in other words, be another reason for our existence and that of the universe than just getting through the days of our life as best we may; some other destiny than merely using up such physical, intellectual and spiritual creativity as has been vouchsafed us. This, anyway, has been the strongly held conviction of the greatest artists, saints, philosophers and, until quite recent times, scientists, through the Christian centuries, who have all assumed that the New Testament promise of eternal life is valid, and that the great drama of the Incarnation which embodies it, is indeed the master drama of our existence. To suppose that these distinguished believers were all credulous fools whose folly and credulity in holding such beliefs has now been finally exposed, would seem to me to be untenable; and anyway I'd rather be wrong with Dante and Shakespeare and Milton, with Augustine of Hippo and Francis of Assisi, with Dr. Johnson, Blake and Dostoevsky, than right with Voltaire, Rousseau, Darwin, the Huxleys, Herbert Spencer, H. G. Wells and Bernard Shaw.“

—  Malcolm Muggeridge English journalist, author, media personality, and satirist 1903 - 1990

Confessions of a Twentieth-Century Pilgrim (1988)

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„I thought it would be interesting if I came back to television to play somebody somewhat dark. What's bizarre is that we're shooting seven feet from the 'Friends' stage. I know how long it takes to get here from my house.“

—  Matthew Perry (actor) American actor 1969

Marc Peyser (September 4, 2006) "Falling for Fall: What's Cool and Coming Your Way: Summer's ending. Get over it. Here's a look at the riches of autumn. First up, 'West Wing' creator Aaron Sorkin rides again with the terrific TV drama 'Studio 60.'", Newsweek, Newsweek Inc., p. 54.

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„For a house, I take it, or a ship or anything of that sort must have its chief strength in its substructure; and so too in affairs of state the principles and the foundations must be truth and justice.“

—  Démosthenés ancient greek statesman and orator -384 - -322 BC

Olytnhiac II, 10 http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0070%3Aspeech%3D2%3Asection%3D10
Original: (el) ὥσπερ γὰρ οἰκίας, οἶμαι, καὶ πλοίου καὶ τῶν ἄλλων τῶν τοιούτων τὰ κάτωθεν ἰσχυρότατ᾽ εἶναι δεῖ, οὕτω καὶ τῶν πράξεων τὰς ἀρχὰς καὶ τὰς ὑποθέσεις ἀληθεῖς καὶ δικαίας εἶναι προσήκει

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„We have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways but narrower viewpoints; we spend more but have less; we buy more but enjoy it less; we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, yet less time; we have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgment; more experts, yet more problems; we have more gadgets but less satisfaction; more medicine, yet less wellness; we take more vitamins but see fewer results. We drink too much; smoke too much; spend too recklessly; laugh too little; drive too fast; get too angry; stay up too late; get up too tired; read too seldom; watch TV too much and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values; we fly in faster planes to arrive there quicker, to do less and return sooner; we sign more contracts only to realize fewer profits; we talk too much; love too seldom and lie too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life; we've added years to life, not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. We've conquered outer space, but not inner space; we've done larger things, but not better things; we've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; we've split the atom, but not our prejudice; we write more, but learn less; plan more, but accomplish less; we make faster planes, but longer lines; we learned to rush, but not to wait; we have more weapons, but less peace; higher incomes, but lower morals; more parties, but less fun; more food, but less appeasement; more acquaintances, but fewer friends; more effort, but less success. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication; drive smaller cars that have bigger problems; build larger factories that produce less. We've become long on quantity, but short on quality.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men, but short character; steep in profits, but shallow relationships. These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure and less fun; higher postage, but slower mail; more kinds of food, but less nutrition. These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces; these quick trips, disposable diapers, cartridge living, throw-away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies and pills that do everything from cheer, to prevent, quiet or kill. It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stock room.“

—  Bob Moorehead

"The Paradox of Our Age"; these statements were used in World Wide Web hoaxes which attributed them to various authors including George Carlin, a teen who had witnessed the Columbine High School massacre, the Dalai Lama and Anonymous; they are quoted in "The Paradox of Our Time" at Snopes.com http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/paradox.asp
Words Aptly Spoken (1995)

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„Haven't you heard that this house belongs to an ogre who eats little children?“

—  Charles Perrault French author 1628 - 1703

Tales of Mother Goose, 1727, "Little Thumb"

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„Think of a hypothesis as a card. A theory is a house made of hypotheses.“

—  Marilyn vos Savant US American magazine columnist, author and lecturer 1946

Attributed in Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (1991)

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„No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Theory held by Disraeli, cited in Sir William Fraser, Disraeli and his Day (1891), p. 142.
Sourced but undated

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„Are you going to put me under house arrest or put me on Robben Island?“

—  Helen Suzman South African politician 1917 - 2009

As quoted in Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights https://web.archive.org/web/20160303201816/http://hsf.org.za/about-us/helen-suzman/suz01.pdf (2005), by Millie Pimstone, South Africa: The Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies
1960s

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„But the Queen has no such veto; She must sign her own death-warrant if the two Houses unanimously send it up to her.“

—  Walter Bagehot, book The English Constitution

No. III, "The Monarchy (continued)", p. 58
The English Constitution (1867)

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„On a dark night, Kindled in love with yearnings — oh, happy chance! —
I went forth without being observed, My house being now at rest.
In darkness and secure, By the secret ladder, disguised — oh, happy chance! —
In darkness and in concealment, My house being now at rest.“

—  John of the Cross Spanish mystic and Roman Catholic saint 1542 - 1591

En una noche oscura,
con ansias, en amores inflamada,
¡oh dichosa ventura!,
salí sin ser notada,
estando ya mi casa sosegada;
One dark night, fired with love's urgent longings — ah, the sheer grace! —
I went out unseen, my house being now all stilled.
In darkness, and secure, by the secret ladder, disguised, — ah, the sheer grace! — in darkness and concealment, my house being now all stilled.
Variant translation by Kieran Kavanaugh and Otilio Rodriguez (1991)
Upon a darkened night the flame of love was burning in my breast
And by a lantern bright I fled my house while all in quiet rest.
Shrouded by the night and by the secret stair I quickly fled.
The veil concealed my eyes while all within lay quiet as the dead
Variant adapted for music by Loreena McKennitt (1994)
Dark Night of the Soul

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„It was only in the nineteenth century that Western Indologists and Christian missionaries separated the Buddhists, the Jains, and the Sikhs from the Hindus who, in their turn, were defined as only those subscribing to Brahmanical sects…. Nowhere in the voluminous Muslim chronicles do we find the natives of this country known by a name other than Hindu. There were some Jews, and Christians, and Zoroastrians settled here and there… The chronicles distinguish these communities from the Muslims on the one hand, and from the natives of this country on the other. It is only when they come to the natives that no more distinctions are noticed; all natives are identified as ahl-i-Hunûd-Hindu!… In all their narratives, all natives are attacked as Hindus, massacred as Hindus, plundered as Hindus, converted forcibly as Hindus, captured and sold in slave markets as Hindus, and subjected to all sorts of malice and molestation as Hindus. The Muslims never came to know, nor cared to know, as to which temple housed what idol. For them all temples were Hindu but-khãnas, to be desecrated or destroyed as such. They never bothered to distinguish the idol of one God or Goddess from that of another. All idols were broken or burnt by them as so many buts, or deposited in the royal treasury if made of precious metals, or strewn at the door-steps of the mosques if fashion from inferior stuff. In like manner, all priests and monks, no matter to what school or order they belonged, were for the Muslims so many “wicked Brahmans” to be slaughtered or molested as such. In short, the word “Hindu” acquired a religious connotation for the first time within the frontiers of this country. The credit for this turn-out goes to the Muslim conquerors. With the coming of Islam to this country all schools and sects of Sanãtana Dharma acquired a common denominator - Hindu!… Once again, it goes to the credit of the Muslim conquerors that the word “Hindu” acquired a national connotation within the borders of this country.“

—  Sita Ram Goel Indian activist 1921 - 2003

Hindu Temples – What Happened to Them, Volume II (1993)

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„Pathans! Your house has fallen into ruin. Arise and rebuild it and remember to what race you belong.“

—  Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Indian independence activist 1890 - 1988

Quoted in Eknath Easwaran, A Man to Match his Mountains: Bacha Khan, Nonviolent Soldier of Islam (Nilgiri Press, Petaluma, 1984), p. 25.

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„Well, when I was nine years old, Star Trek came on, I looked at it and I went screaming through the house. 'Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there's a black lady on television and she ain't no maid!“

—  Whoopi Goldberg American actress 1955

Whoopie Goldberg "“When I was 9 years old, Star Trek came on…” ~ Whoopi Goldberg" http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/03/when-i-was-9-years-old-star-trek-came-on-whoopi-goldberg/ March 8, 2014.

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„And if the big dog ain't me, then the house won't get guarded—period.“

—  Shaquille O'Neal American basketball player 1972

[Wise, Mike, http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/11/sports/pro-basketball-tension-between-o-neal-and-bryant-is-rising-every-day.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm, PRO BASKETBALL; Tension Between O'Neal and Bryant Is Rising Every Day, January 11, 2001, The News York Times]
O'Neal implying his level of defensive play would drop if he were not the team's featured option on offense.