Quotations About / On: HOUSE
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).)
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).)
Well, if I were going to haunt anybody, this would certainly be the house I'd do it in.
(Robb White, and William Castle. Lance Schroeder (Richard Long), House on Haunted Hill, upon first entering the haunted house (1958).)
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).)
We are finding out that what looked like a neglected house a year ago is in fact a ruin.
(Václav Havel (b. 1936), Czechoslovakian playwright, president. Daily Telegraph (London, January 3, 1991).
On the state of Czechoslovakia and other ex-Soviet Bloc countries.)
It is not necessary that every time he rises he should give his famous imitation of a semi-house-trained polecat.
(Michael Foot (b. 1913), British Labour politician, prime minister. Speech, March 2, 1978, House of Commons. Hansard, col. 668.
Referring to Conservative politician Norman Tebbit.)
Lust gratifies its flames in the chambers of the sacristans more often than in the houses of ill-fame.
(Marcus Minucius Felix (2nd or 3rd cen. A.D.), Roman Christian apologist. Octavius, 25. 11, trans. by G.H. Rendell.)
Woman is the crown of all creation, but Man is the head who wears it, and even the servant is master in his house.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Primislaus, in Libussa, act 3 (1872).)
Lives the man that can figure a naked Duke of Windlestraw addressing a naked House of Lords?
(Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian. Sartor Resartus, bk. 1, ch. 9 (1833-1834).)