Houses Quotes

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Ari Berk
“In life, a person will come and go from many homes. We may leave a house, a town, a room, but that does not mean those places leave us. Once entered, we never entirely depart the homes we make for ourselves in the world. They follow us, like shadows, until we come upon them again, waiting for us in the mist.”
Ari Berk, Death Watch

Kamand Kojouri
“They want us to be afraid.
They want us to be afraid of leaving our homes.
They want us to barricade our doors
and hide our children.
Their aim is to make us fear life itself!
They want us to hate.
They want us to hate 'the other'.
They want us to practice aggression
and perfect antagonism.
Their aim is to divide us all!
They want us to be inhuman.
They want us to throw out our kindness.
They want us to bury our love
and burn our hope.
Their aim is to take all our light!
They think their bricked walls
will separate us.
They think their damned bombs
will defeat us.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that my soul and your soul are old friends.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that when they cut you I bleed.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that we will never be afraid,
we will never hate
and we will never be silent
for life is ours!”
Kamand Kojouri

Mary  Stewart
“I doubt if there are many normal women who can resist looking at houses. I believe, in fact, that when a house is up for sale more than half the people who look over it are not prospective buyers, but merely ladies who cannot resist exploring someone else's house.”
Mary Stewart, Stormy Petrel

Alain de Botton
“We need a home in the psychological sense as much as we need one in the physical: to compensate for a vulnerability. We need a refuge to shore up our states of mind, because so much of the world is opposed to our allegiances. We need our rooms to align us to desirable versions of ourselves and to keep alive the important, evanescent sides of us.”
Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“Gracie: You have an unusual house. Have you lived here long?
Bobby Tom: A couple of years. I don't much like it myself, but the architect is real proud of it. She calls it urban Stone Age with a Japanese Tahitian influence. I sort of just call it ugly.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Heaven, Texas

J.K. Rowling
“A thousand years or more ago,
When I was newly sewn,
There lived four wizards of renown,
Whose name are still well-known:
Bold Gryffindor from wild moor,
Fair Ravlenclaw from glen,
Sweet Hufflepuff from valley broad,
Shrewd Slytherin from fen.
They share a wish, a hope, a dream,
They hatched a daring plan,
To educate young sorcerers,
Thus Hogwarts school began.
Now each of these four founders
Formed their own house, for each
Did value different virtues,
In the ones they had to teach.
By Gryffindor, the bravest were
Prized far beyond the rest;
For Ravenclaw, the cleverest
Would always be the best;
For Hufflepuff, hardworkers were
Most worthy of admission;
And power-hungry Slytherin
Loved those of great ambition.
While still alive they did divide
Their favourates from the throng,
Yet how to pick the worthy ones
When they were dead and gone?
'Twas Gryffindor who found the way,
He whipped me off his head
The founders put some brains in me
So I could choose instead!
Now slip me snug around your ears,
I've never yet been wrong,
I'll have alook inside your mind
And tell where you belong!”
JK Rowling

L.M. Montgomery
“Houses are like people - some you like and some you don't like - and once in a while there is one you love.”
L.M. Montgomery, Emily Climbs

Victor Hugo
“Admirable, however, as the Paris of the present day appears to you, build up and put together again in imagination the Paris of the fifteenth century; look at the light through that surprising host of steeples, towers, and belfries; pour forth amid the immense city, break against the points of its islands, compress within the arches of the bridges, the current of the Seine, with its large patches of green and yellow, more changeable than a serpent's skin; define clearly the Gothic profile of this old Paris upon an horizon of azure, make its contour float in a wintry fog which clings to its innumerable chimneys; drown it in deep night, and observe the extraordinary play of darkness and light in this sombre labyrinth of buildings; throw into it a ray of moonlight, which shall show its faint outline and cause the huge heads of the towers to stand forth from amid the mist; or revert to that dark picture, touch up with shade the thousand acute angles of the spires and gables, and make them stand out, more jagged than a shark's jaw, upon the copper-coloured sky of evening. Now compare the two.”
Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

Jodi Picoult
“Houses are cellular walls; they keep our problems from bleeding into everyone else's.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Nora Roberts
“It was a mistake to think of houses, old houses, as being empty. They were filled with memories, with the faded echoes of voices. Drops of tears, drops of blood, the ring of laughter, the edge of tempers that had ebbed and flowed between the walls, into the walls, over the years.
Wasn't it, after all, a kind of life?
And there were houses, he knew it, that breathed. They carried in their wood and stone, their brick and mortar a kind of ego that was nearly, very nearly, human.”
Nora Roberts, Key of Knowledge

Markus Zusak
“We are wolves, which are wild dogs, and this is our place in the city. We are small and our house is small on our small urban street. We can see the city and the train line and it's beautiful in its own dangerous way. Dangerous because it's shared and taken and fought for.
That's the best way I can put it, and thinking about it, when I walk past the tiny houses on our street, I wonder about the stories inside them. I wonder hard, because houses must have walls and rooftops for a reason. My only query is the windows. Why do they have windows? Is it to let a glimpse of the world in? Or for us to see out?”
Markus Zusak, Fighting Ruben Wolfe

Riley Sager
“Every house has a story to tell.”
Riley Sager, Home Before Dark

Christian Lander
“All white people are born with a singular mission in life in order to pass from regular whitehood into ultra-whitehood. Just as Muslims have to visit Mecca, all white people must eventually renovate a house before they can be complete.”
Christian Lander, Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions

Edward M. Wolfe
“Most folks don't have but a few days to a week's worth of food in their houses at any given time. When they run out, they'll have to forage. Only the fools will forage in town. The smart ones will look on the outskirts.”
Edward M. Wolfe, Hell on Ice

Caroline Fraser
“Houses are real, deep, emotional things.”
Caroline Fraser, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Mehmet Murat ildan
“A warm house in a cold winter night is another name for paradise!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Maeve Gilmore
“Houses, like people, have their own peculiarities.”
Maeve Gilmore, A World Away: A Memoir of Mervyn Peake

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Some houses are beautiful because they have a beautiful design; some houses are great because they are built in a great location and some houses are extraordinary because they have both a beautiful design and a wonderful environment!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“An ordinary house outside the city is beautiful; an ordinary house in the forest outside the city is much more beautiful, but a stone house in the forest outside the city is extraordinarily beautiful!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The house of your dreams is the house where you stopped dreaming of your dream house because you already own it!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Shirley Jackson
“We bought the big white house, at last, by merely signing our names on a piece of paper. Mr. Gore and Mr. Andrews down at the bank arranged the financial transference with an almost invisible maneuver of figures on a card. When my husband asked if we could borrow our money right back again and use the house as security, everybody laughed.”
Shirley Jackson, Raising Demons

Don Dupay
“Here is an interesting side note about burglary psychology. Many burglary reports, after itemizing a list of stolen possessions, note that the burglar has defecated in the house, sometimes in a corner, on the floor, and sometimes in the bathroom, and sometimes in the shrubbery outside, beneath the broken window. I remember one burglary victim telling me, “He took all the stereo equipment in the den, ransacked the bedroom and then took a shit in the bathroom but didn’t flush. I came home and found a big turd floating in the toilet!” It almost seems to add insult to injury, doesn't It? Actually, there is a physical reason for this. Burglarizing a house causes the burglar to produce stress hormones, like Noradrenaline, corisol and adrenaline. Often an extreme amount of stress hormones can be created while in the act of burglarizing a home. And some people react to stress by taking a shit. Not flushing the toilet, that’s the insult part.”
Don Dupay, Behind the Badge in River City: A Portland Police Memoir

Gift Gugu Mona
“Most houses would not be good homes, had it not been for the good women who keep it warm.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Woman of Virtue: Power-Filled Quotes for a Powerful Woman

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A house in harmony with nature is much more than a house; it is a continuation of the spirit of nature within us!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

J.S. Mason
“The ibex ran off with her neighbor, after five days, to do some environmental and social reform campaigning in the Mexican mountains hoping to see some casaba melons, as well as houses for sheep, and informed the penguin he would do well.”
J.S. Mason, The Ghost Therapist...And Other Grand Delights

E.M. Forster
“To them Howards End was a house; they could not know that to her it had been a spirit, for which she sought a spiritual heir.”
E.M. Forster, Howard's End

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The natural beauties that a house sees through the window are more precious than all the beauties in that house!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The most glamorous makeup for a house is that it is covered in ivies!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A place where you no longer have to dream is the best place to live!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Cassie Beasley
“Tumble tilted her head and crossed her eyes and decided that the humongous old place wasn't ugly. Just different. And she liked different.”
Cassie Beasley, Tumble & Blue

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