Elevator Quotes

Quotes tagged as "elevator" (showing 1-18 of 18)
Cassandra Clare
“Jace?"
"Yeah?"
"How did you know I had Shadowhunter blood? Was there some way you could tell?"
The elevator arrived with a final groan. Jace unlatched the gate and slid it open. The inside reminded Clary of a birdcage, all black metal and decorative bits of gilt. "I guessed," he said, latching the door behind them. "It seemed like the most likely explanation."
"You guessed? You must have been pretty sure, considering you could have killed me."
He pressed a button in the wall, and the elevator lurched into action with a vibrating groan that she felt all through the bones in her feet. "I was ninety percent sure."
"I see," Clary said.
There must have been something in her voice, because he turned to look at her. Her hand cracked across his face, a slap that rocked him back on his heels. He put a hand to his cheek, more in surprise than pain. "What the hell was that for?"
The other ten percent," she said, and they rode the rest of the way down to the street in silence.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Sam Levenson
“If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the up button.”
Sam Levenson

Lisa Kleypas
“Hardy! Hardy —” He had come for me. I nearly lost it then. In the wild torrent of relief and gratitude, there were at least a dozen things I wanted to tell him at once. But the first thing that came out was a fervent, “I'm so sorry I didn't have sex with you.”

I heard his low laugh. “I am too. But honey, there are a couple of maintenance guys with me who can hear every word we're saying.”

“I don't care,” I said desperately. “Get me out of here and I swear I'll sleep with you.”
Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil

Gabriel García Márquez
“أن عزلة المصعد من أكثر العزلات ترويعًا”
Gabriel García Márquez, كيف تكتب الرواية

William Sleator
“Hello, Martin.”
William Sleator

Ziad K. Abdelnour
“Life is like an elevator. On your way up, sometimes you have to stop and let some people off.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Timothy Hurley
“Never run for an elevator. It looks needy.”
Timothy Hurley, Hansel and Gretal a boomer fairy tale

Christina Engela
“For Commander Ripley Jones, it was becoming more and more troublesome. It had been said that nothing is infallible, Antares apparently being the proof. After hastily recalling all crew and leaving Spacedock 7 thirty hours ago, there had been nothing but problems. Breakdowns in the sensors and telemetry, system failures of a wide variety and finally – the Last Straw: a coupling seal in the stardrive engine failed. Fortunately the cut-out worked, or the whole of engineering would’ve disappeared in a flaming ball of anti-matter. Five crewmen were seriously injured as it was. Commander Smith, the Chief Entech, had the offending unit stripped down and under repair. They were currently on conversion drive - which could only propel them at sub-light speeds – and Ripley was currently in an elevator with a very pissed Captain Falconer.”
Christina Engela, Blachart

Christina Engela
“Swearing, d’Angelo entered the elevator. Fortunately, that was also still in order. When he got to the bridge, everything looked pretty ordinary – except for the third body of the day, which was lying spread-eagled on the deck with an almost comical look of surprise on his face. Jang was dead, although d’Angelo couldn’t see the cause, but then, he was no doctor. He sighed dismally. Now he hadn’t a navigator either. Or a crew for that matter.”
Christina Engela, Blachart

Jodi Picoult
“When the elevator doors open there is only one other person inside it, a homeless man with electric blue sunglasses and six plastic grocery bags filled with rags. "Close the doors, dammit," he yells as soon as we step inside. "Cam't you see I'm blind?"
[¶¶¶¶¶¶...]
From the back, the homeless man shoves between us, his bounty rustling in his arms. "Stop yelling," he shouts. though we stand in utter silence. "Can't you tell that I'm deaf?”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult
“When the elevator doors open there is only one other person inside it, a homeless man with electric blue sunglasses and six plastic grocery bags filled with rags. "Close the doors, dammit," he yells as soon as we step inside. "Can't you see I'm blind?"
[¶¶¶¶¶¶...]
From the back, the homeless man shoves between us, his bounty rustling in his arms. "Stop yelling," he shouts. though we stand in utter silence. "Can't you tell that I'm deaf?”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Christina Engela
“Looks like they went crazy and started cacking each other.’ Lisa said to me as we walked through the ship, searching for a single survivor. There were what looked to be barricades in the corridors. The elevator doors were shot through from the inside. So were the sides and the roof!”
Christina Engela, Space Vacation

“The elevator can take you up to greater heights ONLY IF you take positive action by pressing the button. Greatness in life is all about the right choices you make.”
Olawale Daniel

“No elevator of progress with wells of prejudices. (Pas d'ascenseur de progrès - Avec puits de préjugés.)”
Charles de Leusse

Israelmore Ayivor
“People who boast about age are actually forgetting something special. Age is not barrier to or elevator to success; that’s the job of vision.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Talismanist Giebra
“Some ideas take you on an existential elevator.”
Talismanist Giebra, Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire. Philosophy of Fragmentism Series.

“With every second in the lift the temperature plummets. I’m beginning to think I should have stayed where I was.”
David Chitty, Shoal: A Thanet Writers Anthology

“Blind ambition will either lead to an open elevator shaft or a broom closet.”
Anthony T. Hincks