Attic Quotes

Quotes tagged as "attic" (showing 1-11 of 11)
Kendare Blake
“The rhythm of the footsteps, the sound of whatever is coming down the ladder is driving both me and my mom steadily toward peeing our pants.”
Kendare Blake, Anna Dressed in Blood

Anthony Liccione
“If something bad smells in the basement, it will eventually make its way to the attic.”
Anthony Liccione

Darcy Coates
“C'mon. We can turn it into a fun game - What's Scarier, The Basement Or The Attic?”
Darcy Coates, The Haunting of Blackwood House

Bill Bryson
“Originally, the cellar served primarily as a coal store. Today it holds the boiler, idle suitcases, out-of-season sporting equipment, and many sealed cardboard boxes that are almost never opened but are always carefully transferred from house to house with every move in the belief that one day someone might want some baby clothes that have been kept in a box for twenty-five years.”
Bill Bryson, At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Rebecca McNutt
“Wendy’s house, unlike many in Cape Breton, had three floors, along with a basement and attic. Aside from Wendy’s bedroom, there was a laundry room. The dirty water in the sink would rush from the washer hose, bubbling up, threatening to overflow, but it never did. Next-door was a motel with a neon sign that read in turquoise and pink, “We have the best rates in town!”, but the ‘E’ in ‘rates’ kept flickering on and off day and night so that every few seconds it would switch to, “We have the best rats in town!”
Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

Kim Harrison
“I like attics. They're as peaceful as God's church. Alone and apart, but a body can hear everything. The past stacked up like forgotten memories, but with a small effort, brought down and enjoyed again.”
Kim Harrison, Holidays Are Hell

Susan Cooper
“For half an hour they poked about in a happy dusty dream, through the junk and broken furniture and ornaments. It was like reading the story of somebody’s life, Jane thought, as she gazed at the tiny matchstick masts of the ship sailing motionless forever in the green glass bottle. All these things had been used once, had been part of every day in the house below. Someone has slept on the bed, anxiously watched the minutes on the clock, pounced joyfully on each magazine as it arrived. But those people were long dead, or gone away, and now the oddments of their lives were piled up here, forgotten. She found herself feeling rather sad.”
Susan Cooper, Over Sea, Under Stone

“I'm back in the old attic again, writing to relieve my pains.
Pen and Paper keeps me sane.”

Mitch Albom
“.. I thought about him now and then, the things he had taught me about 'being human' and 'relating to others;, but it was always in the distance, as if from another life.. .. The people who might have told me were long forgotten, their phone numbers buried in some packed-away box in the attic.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

“When you hear a noise in the attic, don't go down into the basement!”
Anthony T.Hincks

Christina Dodd
“Perhaps the sorrow was not, after all, emanating from the attic, but from her.”
Christina Dodd, Tongue In Chic