Quotations About / On: HOUSE

  • 41.
    The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Domestic Life," Society and Solitude (1870).)
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  • 42.
    In a fiercely mourning house in a crooked year.
    (Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. After the Funeral (l. 30). . . The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas, 1934-1952 (1953, rev. ed. 1956) New Directions.)
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  • 43.
    It is no better, at least, than to assist at a slaughter-house.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 133, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 44.
    I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden, "Visitors," (1854).)
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  • 45.
    The Irishman's house is his coffin.
    (James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 6, "Hades," The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986). Leopold Bloom comments on Ireland and death.)
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  • 46.
    What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman's excellence?
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 679.)
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  • 47.
    You shall not come nearer a man by getting into his house.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Friendship," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 48.
    If you are going to build something in the air it is always better to build castles than houses of cards.
    (G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook F," aph. 39, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
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  • 49.
    ... but I do not remember ever having seen a newspaper in the house; and, most certainly, that privation did not render us less industrious, happy, or free.
    (William Cobbett (1762-1835), British author, publisher, Member of Parliament. Life and Adventures of Peter Porcupine, p. 22, London, The Nonesuch Press (1927).)
  • 50.
    Mah sweat is done paid for this house and Ah reckon Ah kin keep on sweatin' in it.
    (Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Fire!! (1926). "Sweat.")
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