Chair Quotes

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C.S. Lewis
“Fancy sleeping on air. I wonder if anyone's done it before. I don't suppose they have. Oh, bother—-Scrubb probably has!”
C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair and The Last Battle

Sue Monk Kidd
“When had my fear of broken plates gotten so grandiose? My desire for extravagant moments so small?”
Sue Monk Kidd

Munia Khan
“I found an empty chair
and sat on it
to find myself even emptier.
I found a broken glass
and looked at it
to see my dissolved face
a little prettier
I found a steep doorway
and entered
in order to close my exit.

From the poem 'Blue Stanzas”
Munia Khan, Beyond The Vernal Mind

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Satan will not ask you to carry a chair and sit with him, instead he will snatch the chair from your hands and dismantle your body with it.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Victor Hugo
“L’homme a sur lui la chair, qui est tout à la fois son fardeau et sa tentation. Il la traîne et lui cède.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Mary H.K. Choi
“When Penny left a banana on her desk as an offering, Jude rejected it. She refused it by putting it on Penny's work chair, so when Penny went to write, she sat on it. As tiny passive-aggressive revenges went, it was adorable, and it killed Penny that they couldn't laugh about it.”
Mary H.K. Choi, Emergency Contact

Françoise Dolto
“La destruction du lien cohésif inconscient entre l'esprit et la chair entraîne l'effet mortifère du corps.”
Françoise Dolto, L'Evangile au risque de la psychanalyse, tome 2

Israelmore Ayivor
“Don’t be deceived; who they say you are, is not who you become. You become who you think you are. You take the chair in your own programmings!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

Israelmore Ayivor
“You break the legs of your leadership chair when you chase after other people’s assignments instead of pursing yours!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

William Gibson
“She's right, Kate's right, I'm right and you're wrong. If you drive her away from here it will be over my dead— chair, has it never occurred to you at on one occasion you might be consummately wrong?”
William Gibson, The Miracle Worker

Israelmore Ayivor
“Accept the fact that you are the pivot along which the loads of your efforts will turn. Acknowledge yourself as the chairperson at the center of affairs management for your dreams. Take the chair and be at the fore-front.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Mehmet Murat ildan
“There is something much better than sitting on an empty chair and that is to watch it and to let it to inspire you to think deeply!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Israelmore Ayivor
“Take the chair and sit at the fore-front of your dreams. You are the chair-person at the center of affairs; make it memorable; make an impact! Leave a legacy!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

“If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.”
H.R.H. Prince Philip

“It's a cute little studio apartment that has just what I need: a bed, a couch, a table, a chair, and a coffee-maker.”
Shawn Lukas

Lydia Millet
“You don’t see a fish in a chair often.”
Lydia Millet, Mermaids in Paradise
tags: chair, fish

Stephen King
“The inmates made jokes about the chair, the way people always make jokes about things that frighten them but can't be gotten away from.”
Stephen King, The Green Mile

Joanne Lipman
“1. Interrupt the interrupters.....

If a woman is cut off in conversation, cut off the interruptor: 'Olivia was speaking. Let's let her finish her thought first.”
Joanne Lipman, That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) about Working Together

Christina Engela
“Mykl d’Angelo groaned where he sat slumped in his chair. The irritating noise was unsettling his pet dog lying on his lap. The wickerwork garden chair creaked pleasantly under him and some native Earth birds made pleasant sounds above while the cool wind wafted over him as he lazily …”
Christina Engela, Blachart

Christina Engela
“It was a mild winter’s evening in ‘Japp’s Saloon and Speakeasy’, in the northwest corner of the only legal red-light area of the city. (The S.O.D.s believed in crime management.) Timaset Skooch leaned back in the aluminum framed chair, checking his cards carefully while wearing his best poker face. Across the table from him sat Jonn Deire, a large man who was trying very hard to out-poker face him and who didn’t enjoy jokes about his name much.”
Christina Engela, Loderunner

François Mauriac
“Le mystère de la chair est le mystère du salut.”
François Mauriac

Christina Engela
“Same time as every day, Fyl..." she fussed, the rest of the bridge crew seeming to hold their breaths. "TWELVE THIRTY!" came the chorus. The next hour dragged by, in about the same way as the hour before that. At twelve twenty-five, Commander Ortez found himself stepping out of an elevator into an equally mundane grey steel corridor on his way to the mess hall. Turning a corner, he met with a stream of crewmen milling around between shifts. Some off-duty personnel were lounging around in civvies, which consisted mostly of re-revamped 60's hippy fashions. Of all the places on the ship, the mess was the most spacious, (i.e.: it was a big mess.) The command officer’s balcony overhung the rest of the crew dining area. Ortez sat at his usual place, wincing as he remembered to get someone to fix the springs in his chair. An ensign, 3rd class dressed in chef’s white, served him with a plate of what either ended up feeding the chefs latest pet - or strangling it. Marnetti, Barnum and the sciences officer Commander Jaris Skotchdopole filed in, not necessarily in that order, and found seats. After a few bites, Marnetti -- who was the first officer and navigator, put up a hand and signalled a waiter. The lad approached fearfully, appreciating the highlight of his day.”
Christina Engela, Space Sucks!

“You don't just want to sit in a chair.
You want to experience it!”
Anthony T.Hincks

Rebecca West
“The gardens were mystifying, inside the beautifully tended box hedges the flower-beds were choked with weeds, a single garden chair, made of white painted wire in the Victorian fashion, was set quite alone on a wide gravel space, with an air of deluded sociability, as if it had gone mad and thought that there were about it many other garden chairs.”
Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

Ehsan Sehgal
“I am a chairperson, but without a chair.”
Ehsan Sehgal
tags: chair

Joanne Lipman
“Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, said that in a meeting, when a woman speaks, 'many of the male board members start to withdraw physically, they start to look at their papers, to look at the floor...and you need to disrupt that.' she doesn't hesitate to call them out on it: 'When you're the chair, you say, "Somebody's talking. You should be listening.”
Joanne Lipman, That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) about Working Together

Lauren Lola
“A chair can be more valuable in memories than, say, a precious gem. A gem could have no stories to share; no lives altered or changed in the slightest. It could remain buried beneath the earth for all we know and never have any memory to embody. A chair could transcend time and generations; from the people who sat in it and onlookers. It's all about considering what stories could be told if they had voices of their own.”
Lauren Lola, An Absolute Mind