Quotations on Houses

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I think one of the most pervasive evils in this world is greed and acquiring money for money's sake. Once you have six houses and a plane, it's just about a number. It's never been anything I understood.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Money, Greed, Houses, World)

Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Business, Houses, Ruin)

Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program, homes are independently verified to be measurably more energy efficient than average houses.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Environmental, Energy, Houses, Protection)

The number of opera houses around the world and the high attendance rates show that opera an art form that is more popular than ever.
- Bruce Beresford
(Keywords: Art, Houses, Opera, Popular, World)

People's backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors.
- John Betjeman
(Keywords: People, Gardens, Houses, Public)

When I am working on a movie, all I want to talk about is the movie. All I want to be with are the movie people. It's like a clan. If I'm asked to people's houses for dinner, I hate to go, because they'll talk about other things.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: People, Hate, Houses, Talk, Want)

If you take away money, if you take away the houses and things, who are we really? What is love really about? What is it to love each other? Why do we stay together, and why do all the kids split? All these questions I have really deep inside of me.
- Sonia Braga
(Keywords: Love, Money, Deep, Houses, Kids, Questions)

My mom is many times responsible for getting us all together, but we trade off at each other's houses. My brother and I are actors and are traveling a lot of our job.
- Beau Bridges
(Keywords: Mom, Brother, Actors, Houses, Job, Trade, Traveling)

Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Houses, Laws)

No one of this nation ever begs, for the houses of all are common to all; and they consider liberality and hospitality amongst the first virtues.
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Keywords: First, Hospitality, Houses, Liberality, Nation)

When I was 6 years old, I was in a rock band that was horrible called "Dead End." The name kind of described us. People liked us; we would go and perform at coffee houses and stuff.
- Aaron Carter
(Keywords: People, Coffee, End, Houses, Name, Old, Years)

Guantanamo Bay houses enemy combatants ranging from terrorist trainers and recruiters to bomb makers, would-be suicide bombers, and terrorist financiers.
- Chris Chocola
(Keywords: Enemy, Houses, Suicide)

Neither can men, by the same principles, be considered as lands, goods, or houses, among possessions. It is necessary that all property should be inferiour to its possessor. But how does the slave differ from his master, but by chance?
- Thomas Clarkson
(Keywords: Men, Chance, Houses, Possessions, Principles, Property)

There are a lot of big spec houses now all across Connecticut, a lot of ostentatious showing of wealth.
- Glenn Close
(Keywords: Wealth, Houses, Now)

We have a maxim in the House of Commons, and written on the walls of our houses, that old ways are the safest and surest ways.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Houses, Maxim, Old)

I sang in the coffee houses of the country in the early '60s with no idea of success in terms of records or television. I just thought I was a storyteller. I didn't even think of myself as a singer.
- Judy Collins
(Keywords: Success, Thought, Idea, Coffee, Country, Houses, Television)

The priests are debarred from female society, nor is any woman permitted to enter the religious houses.
- Hernando Cortes
(Keywords: Society, Houses, Religious, Woman)

I am now a turtle. Virtually everything I own is on my back and suffice it to say I am one ton lighter and therefore 2,000 pounds happier. All houses are gone.
- Bobby Darin
(Keywords: Houses, Now)

We had all these things to deal with- houses full of people and John going to jail, guys from New York saying 'don't worry about anything.' So it was really confusing.
- Michael Davis
(Keywords: People, Houses, Saying, Worry)

Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags. It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in a long row of yellow houses with red roofs, and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill.
- Richard H. Davis
(Keywords: Flags, Flying, Houses, Man, Sheep)

And what unity is to be had, at a time when orchestras are dying out, and when opera houses are about to close their doors; what's going to come next - when nothing new in music, for the orchestra, is truly lasting: pieces are performed once, and then they're thrown away.
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Keywords: Time, Music, Dying, Houses, Nothing, Opera, Orchestras, Unity)

As a young man you don't notice at all that you were, after all, badly affected. For years afterwards, at least ten years, I kept getting these dreams, in which I had to crawl through ruined houses, along passages I could hardly get through.
- Otto Dix
(Keywords: Dreams, Houses, Man, Years)

I don't trawl record shops anymore. I usually hear music in bars or at friends' houses.
- Andrew Eldritch
(Keywords: Music, Friends, Houses, Shops)

I call it an old-fashioned seafood house for the new millennium. We are trying to update what we know as old fish houses and places like that, which are great, but I want to give it a new, fresh look with updated versions of the classics we all love.
- Todd English
(Keywords: Love, Fish, Houses, Old, Trying, Want)

I go on expeditions for the same reason an estate agent sells houses - to pay the bills.
- Ranulph Fiennes
(Keywords: Houses, Reason)

I think it was lucky that during most of the work on the Odyssey I lived on Homer's sea in houses that were, in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean winter storms on the rocks below.
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Work, Houses, Sea, Storms, Winter)

As the lower parts of the Japanese houses and shops are open both before and behind, I had peeps of these pretty little gardens as I passed along the streets; and wherever I observed one better than the rest I did not fail to pay it a visit.
- Robert Fortune
(Keywords: Gardens, Houses, Open, Pretty, Rest, Shops, Visit)

Nothing of the kind; they do all these things in their houses and sheds, with common charcoal fires, and a quantity of straw to stop up the crevices in the doors and windows.
- Robert Fortune
(Keywords: Houses, Nothing, Quantity, Windows)

The plants are principally kept in large pots arranged in rows along the sides of narrow paved walks, with the houses of the gardeners at the entrance through which the visitors pass to the gardens.
- Robert Fortune
(Keywords: Gardens, Houses, Plants)

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: People, Blind, Clothes, Eye, Houses, Ruin, Want)

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner
(Keywords: Athens, Cities, Houses, Poor, Public)

The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition.
- Stephen Gardiner
(Keywords: Nature, Gain, Houses, Trees)

In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner
(Keywords: Gardens, Houses, World)

In the crowded and difficult conditions of a steep hillside, houses have had to struggle to establish their territory and to survive.
- Stephen Gardiner
(Keywords: Houses, Struggle)

Like flats of today, terraces of houses gained a certain anonymity from identical facades following identical floor plans and heights.
- Stephen Gardiner
(Keywords: Houses, Today)

I think we have to act like stars because it is expected of us. So we drive our big cars and live in our smart houses.
- Maurice Gibb
(Keywords: Act, Houses, Stars)

We tried to have diplomas without learning, we tried to have jobs without work, we tried to have houses without savings, we tried to have government without responsibility.
- Newt Gingrich
(Keywords: Government, Work, Houses, Jobs, Learning, Responsibility)

You know, the men go to tea houses with the expectation that they will have a nice quiet evening and not read about it the next morning in the newspaper.
- Arthur Golden
(Keywords: Men, Evening, Expectation, Houses, Quiet, Tea, Will)

In my solitude, many miles from men and houses, I am in a childishly happy and carefree state of mind, which you are incapable of understanding unless someone explains it to you.
- Knut Hamsun
(Keywords: Men, Houses, Mind, Solitude, State, Understanding)

Do you see how the god always hurls his bolts at the greatest houses and the tallest trees. For he is wont to thwart whatever is greater than the rest.
- Herodotus
(Keywords: God, Houses, Rest, Trees)

Would it be possible to stand still on one spot more majestically - while simulating a triumphant march forward - than it is done by the two English Houses of Parliament?
- Alexander Herzen
(Keywords: English, Houses, March, Parliament)

It was morning; through the high window I saw the pure, bright blue of the sky as it hovered cheerfully over the long roofs of the neighboring houses. It too seemed full of joy, as if it had special plans, and had put on its finest clothes for the occasion.
- Herman Hesse
(Keywords: Clothes, Houses, Joy, Sky)

I spoke to my agent and learned that a Hollywood scout had seen my proposal in one of the publishing houses, and had faxed it to Hollywood, where it was generating a lot of interest.
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Keywords: Hollywood, Houses, Interest, Publishing)

It would require more hands to manage a stock of sheep, gather them from the hills, force them into houses and folds, and drive them to markets, than the profits of the whole stock were capable of maintaining.
- James Hogg
(Keywords: Force, Houses, Sheep)

That was the biggest thrill, going over to these guy's houses and having them want me to practice with them and they would show me a lot of stuff, which was really advanced stuff to me at my age.
- Freddie Hubbard
(Keywords: Age, Houses, Practice, Want)

I've always been fascinated by numbers. Before I was seventeen years old, I had lived in twenty-one different houses. In my mind, each of those houses had a number.
- Robert Indiana
(Keywords: Houses, Mind, Numbers, Old, Years)

It was very clear that this was a very, very old site. There were remains of sod walls. Fishermen assumed it was an old Indian site. Bu Indians didn't use that kind of buildings and houses.
- Helge Ingstad
(Keywords: Fishermen, Houses, Old)

And when an architect has designed a house with large windows, which is a necessity today in order to pull the daylight into these very deep houses, then curtains come to play a big role in architecture.
- Arne Jacobsen
(Keywords: Architecture, Deep, Houses, Necessity, Order, Play, Today, Windows)

If architecture had nothing to do with art, it would be astonishingly easy to build houses, but the architect's task - his most difficult task - is always that of selecting.
- Arne Jacobsen
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Houses, Nothing)

We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Keywords: Women, Crime, Evil, Houses, Humanity, Victims)



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