„A falling-down wreck on the edge of town, curtains permanently drawn, that would turn out to have been home to some ancient recluse who'd been surviving on ramen and toenail clippings since time immemorial, though no one realizes it until a property appraiser or an overly ambitious census taker barges in to find the poor soul returning to dust in a La-Z-Boy. People get too old to care for a place, their family writes them off for one reason or another—it's sad, but it happens.“

Source: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2011), Chapter 3, Page 79

Adopted from Wikiquote. Last update Jan. 17, 2022. History
Ransom Riggs photo
Ransom Riggs13
American writer 1979

Related quotes

Garrison Keillor photo

„It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my home town, out on the edge of the prairie…“

—  Garrison Keillor American radio host and writer 1942

A Prairie Home Companion, News from Lake Wobegon

O. Henry photo
David D. Levine photo
Jodi Picoult photo
Cassandra Clare photo
Oliver Wendell Holmes photo

„I talk half the time to find out my own thoughts, as a school-boy turns his pockets inside out to see what is in them. One brings to light all sorts of personal property he had forgotten in his inventory.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894

Source: The Poet at the Breakfast Table (1872), Ch. 1, p. 1 The Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Vol. 3 https://books.google.com/books?id=Rx9EAAAAYAAJ (1892)

John Major photo

„I have been a Member of Parliament for 18 years. I have been a member of the Government for 14 years, of the Cabinet for ten years and Prime Minister since 1990. When the curtain falls it is time to get off the stage and that is what I propose to do. I shall, therefore, advise my parliamentary colleagues that it would be appropriate for them to consider the selection of a new leader of the Conservative Party to lead the party through Opposition through the years that lie immediately ahead.“

—  John Major Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1943

"Major's Speech", The Times, 3 May 1997, p. 2.
Statement in Downing Street on 2 May 1997 following the general election in which the Conservative Party was heavily defeated. Major was just about to resign as Prime Minister and announced his decision to stand down as party leader simultaneously.
1990s, 1997

Flannery O’Connor photo
Mary Wollstonecraft photo
Michael Chabon photo
Robert Frost photo
Townes Van Zandt photo
Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton photo

„The ages roll
Forward; and forward with them draw my soul
Into Time’s infinite sea.
And to be glad or sad I care no more;
But to have done and to have been before
I cease to do and be!“

—  Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton English statesman and poet 1831 - 1891

The Wanderer, Book iv, Stanza 9, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

Hollow Horn Bear photo
Judith Sheindlin photo

„Consider yourself having been reasonably humiliated in front of ten million people. Now, without saying another word, turn around, and find the exit. Goodbye.“

—  Judith Sheindlin American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author 1942

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLQ3fw-7_hA&feature=bf_next&list=UUNOaQAKNIBe0AHquR9ttP0g&lf=plcp
Quotes from Judge Judy cases, Dismissing a statement or case

„“Whites” are not derived from a population that existed from time immemorial, as some people believe. Instead, “whites” represent a mixture of four ancient populations that lived 10,000 years ago and were each as different from one another as Europeans and East Asians are today.“

—  David Reich (geneticist) American geneticist, Professor of Genetics 1974

How Genetics Is Changing Our Understanding of ‘Race’ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/23/opinion/sunday/genetics-race.html, NY Times, 23 March, 2018

Carl Eckart photo

Related topics