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„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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„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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„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.
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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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„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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„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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