Quotations About / On: HOUSE

  • 41.
    The scaffolding must be removed once the house is built.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 698, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Wanderer and His Shadow, aphorism 335, "Moral for House-Builders," (1880).)
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  • 42.
    A funny thing happened to me on the way to the White House.
    (Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. speech, Dec. 13, 1952, Washington D.C.. Quoted in Portrait: Adlai E. Stevenson, ch. 1, Alden Whitman (1965). After his defeat in the Presidential election, in which Eisenhower won a landslide victory.)
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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    A house is a machine for living in.
    (Le Corbusier [Charle Édouard Jeanne] (1887-1965), Swiss-born French architect. Toward a New Architecture, ch. 1, "Eyes Which Do Not See: Airplanes," (1923, trans. 1946).)
  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    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).)
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  • 49.
    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).)
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  • 50.
    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.)
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