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Quotations About / On: HOUSE

  • 31.
    In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
    (Diogenes of Sinope (c. 410-c. 320 B.C.), Greek philosopher, moralist. Herakleitos and Diogenes, pt. 2, fragment 56, trans. by Guy Davenport (1976). Known as "the Cynic.")
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  • 32.
    An old superstition: If the house is filled with dread, place the beds at head to head.
    (Willis Cooper, and Rowland V. Lee. Maid, Son of Frankenstein, explaining to Mrs. Frankenstein why the bedroom is arranged as it is. (1938). Suggested by the story written in 1816 by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.)
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  • 33.
    I passed by the brothel as though past the house of a beloved.
    (Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. Entry before May 17, 1910. Diaries: 1910-1913, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Joseph Kresh, New York, Schocken Books (1948).)
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  • 34.
    Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own.
    (Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), repr. In Works, vol. 3 (1865).)
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  • 35.
    Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. In The Works of Honoré de Balzac, vol. IV, trans. by George Saintsbury (1971). Narrator, in Pierrette, originally named Pierrette Lorrain, in Le Siècle (1840); included in the Comédie humaine as a Scène de la Vie de Province (1843).)
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  • 36.
    Instinct.—When our house burns down, we even forget our lunch.—Yes, but we go back to it later in the ashes.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 88, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 83 (1886).)
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  • 37.
    The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts.
    (Italo Calvino (1923-1985), Italian author, critic. lecture, Nov. 1969, Turin. "Cybernetics and Ghosts," The Literature Machine (1987).)
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  • 38.
    Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
    (Phyllis Diller (b. 1917), U.S. author, actor. Quoted in Jilly Cooper and Tom Hartman, "I Liked You Better Smaller," Violets and Vinegar (1980).)
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  • 39.
    Sometimes I wake at night in the White House and rub my eyes and wonder if it is not all a dream.
    (Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Allan Nevins, Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage, ch. 13 (1932).)
  • 40.
    One cat in a house is a sign of loneliness, two of barrenness, and three of sodomy.
    (Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. "Moby-Dick: A Hamitic Dream," Alms for Oblivion (1964).)
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