Quotations About / On:
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).)
Darling, the only ghoul in the house is you.
(Robb White, and William Castle. Annabelle Loren (Carol Ohmart), House on Haunted Hill, said to her husband Frederick (Vincent Price) (1958).)
I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.
(Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. Democratic politician, president. second inaugural addresss, Jan. 20, 1937. Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, vol. 6 (1941).)
It's an ideal house for delirium tremens.
(Dodie Smith, and Lewis Allen. Rick Fitzgerald (Ray Milland), The Uninvited, talking about the haunted house after the seance (1942).
Based on a novel by Dorothy Macardle.)
Anybody who enjoys being in the House of Commons probably needs psychiatric care.
(Ken Livingstone (b. 1945), British Labour politician. Evening Standard (London, February 26, 1988).)
For if my father was the head of our house, my mother was its heart.
(Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Voiceover narration (by Rhys Williams) of Huw Morgan (Roddy McDowall) as an adult, How Green Was My Valley, reminiscing about his parents (1941).
Based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn.)
'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged.
(Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616), Spanish writer. Sancho Panza, in Don Quixote, pt. 1, bk. 3 ch. 11 (1605), trans. by P. Motteux.)
An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. The Way of All Flesh, ch. 72 (1903).)
Sparrows must not build in his house-eaves, because they are lecherous.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Lucio, in Measure for Measure, act 3, sc. 2, l. 175-6.
He has seen but half the universe who never has been shown the house of pain.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 2, ed. Edward W. Emerson (1909-1914).)