Chairs Quotes

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Ellen DeGeneres
“Leaning forward in your chair when someone is trying to squeeze behind you isn't enough. You also have to move the chair.”
Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously... I'm Kidding

“Chairs are useful”
The Doctor Matt Smith

Sarah Manguso
“Chair or no chair: a binary relation. But the vicissitudes of moving the body around are infinite. You never know what a person in a chair can do.”
Sarah Manguso

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Old empty chairs are not empty in reality; memories always sit there!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
tags: chairs

Israelmore Ayivor
“If you can't PRAY for the peace your church, PROMOTE the Christian doctrines, PREPARE for every good work and PROVIDE for the expansion of the Church, you are just like the PEWS (table and chairs) in the chapel.”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

أنيس منصور
“ليس الجلوس على المقعد هو الذى جعلك سمينا،إنما الخوف أن تتركه”
أنيس منصور, قالوا

توفيق الحكيم
“وماذا كانوا يصنعون طوال الوقت الذي ينتظرون فيه الكراسي؟
كانوا ينفقون هذا الوقت في الشئ المعقول وهو العمل على إسقاط من في الكراسي ليجلسوا مكانهم ! ..”
توفيق الحكيم, شجرة الحكم

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If it’s about me, I can be assured that there will be a bunch of empty chairs in the auditorium of my life; save the one I’m sitting in.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Ralph Caplan
“The prospect of physical discomfort has not deterred anyone from buying, or sitting in, chairs that hurt. A painful chair, however, is more willingly bought and endured if it carries the imprimatur of a museum or some other respectable design authenticator. Randall Jarrell noted, with great wit but no exaggeration, that there are people who "...will sit on a porcupine if you first exhibit it at the Museum of Modern Art and say that it is a chair. In fact, there is nothing, nothing in the whole world that someone won't buy and sit in if you tell him that it is a chair...”
Ralph Caplan, By Design: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors in the Hotel Louis XIV and Other Object Lessons

“Or do you mean like she might have some sort of chair-related dysfunction?" Her eyes lit up and she leaned in conspiratorially. "Or maybe the chairs offend her, because all chairs are imperfect shadows of the Platonic ideal of a chair. And so she's disinclined to sit. Philosophically.”
Casey Matthews, The One Who Eats Monsters

Israelmore Ayivor
“The glory of the carpenter is the tables and chairs he manufactures; the glory of God is you and me because He manufactured us!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When an empty person sits on an empty chair, the chair will still remain empty!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Unfortunately, sitting rests the parts of the body that don’t need much of it while working the parts that desperately do. Specifically, it disengages the lower extremities while utilizing the spine. (This is in sharp contrast to squatting, which disengages the spine while utilizing the lower extremities.) Because sitting positions the spine vertically, it provides no rest or relief from the gravitational forces that compress it. Without a periodic therapeutic reprieve through the day, the relentless load overwhelms the entire structure, joints and muscles alike. To maintain an erect seated posture, some muscle groups in the back have to continually contract. Since this requires a great deal of energy, the muscles quickly become fatigued. (That is why slumping is more comfortable: It takes less energy to maintain.) When the muscles tire, you rely on the backrest more and your muscles less. The less you rely on your muscles, the weaker and more dysfunctional they become. The weaker and more dysfunctional they become, the more you rely on the backrest. The more you rely on the backrest, the more you tend to slump. The more you slump, the more pronounced the debilitating C-shaped curvature becomes. This weakens the muscles in your back even further, which causes them to overload the joints they serve. Sitting in chairs affects even the areas seemingly at rest (particularly the hips and knees). Because sitting keeps the joints static for long periods, the muscles that serve them become fixed in a short, tight position. When at last you do get up and move, the muscles impose more stress on these joints, thereby increasing their susceptibility to wear and tear. The prolonged stasis also prevents the joints from being lubricated with nourishing synovial fluid. Once depleted, the hips and knees, like the spine, deteriorate and erode. Is it any wonder that the areas most traumatized by sitting, namely, the lower back, hips, and knees, are also the most arthritic and disabled areas of the body in the world today? The real mystery is why so few people have made the connection between prolonged sitting and the epidemic of chronic pain. In fact, they need only look to their own bodies for an abundance of evidence.”
Joseph Weisberg, 3 Minutes to a Pain-Free Life: The Groundbreaking Program for Total Body Pain Prevention and Rapid Relief

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Eski boş sandalyeler, gerçekte boş değildirler; hatıralar her zaman orada otururlar.”
Mehmet Murat ildan
tags: chairs

Ralph Caplan
“As I indicated, I do not believe that any chair, however elegant, contributes significantly to life or solves problems that can be considered major by anyone who is not minor.”
Ralph Caplan, By Design: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors in the Hotel Louis XIV and Other Object Lessons

Keah Brown
“Chairs are a functioning reprieve from the harsh realities of the world, and they often give us tickets to see it in all its beauty and problems, because no one place is perfect - but it is nice to be in places that come close.”
Keah Brown, The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When we look at an empty chair and say 'the chair is empty', the 'emptiness' gets angry because the chair is actually not empty, the 'emptiness' is sitting there!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Warm chairs. I don't know, like I'm sitting on someone's leftover germs.”
James Brandon, Ziggy, Stardust and Me