Rooms Quotes

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Lauren Oliver
“It was unfair that people could pretend to be one thing when they were really something else. That they would get you on their side and then do nothing but fail, and fail, and fail again. People should come with warnings, like cigarette packs: involvement would kill you over time.”
Lauren Oliver, Rooms

Marcel Proust
“I cannot express the uneasiness caused in me by this intrusion of mystery and beauty into a room I had at last filled with myself to the point of paying no more attention to the room than to that self. The anesthetizing influence of habit having ceased, I would begin to have thoughts, and feelings, and they are such sad things.”
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

Hugh Laurie
“I was shown into a room. A red room. Red wallpaper, red curtains, red carpet. They said it was a sitting-room, but I don’t know why they’d decided to confine its purpose just to sitting. Obviously, sitting was one of the things you could do in a room this size; but you could also stage operas, hold cycling races, and have an absolutely cracking game of frisbee, all at the same time, without having to move any of the furniture.
It could rain in a room this big.”
Hugh Laurie, The Gun Seller

Louise Penny
“Gamache knew people were like homes. Some were cheerful and bright, some gloomy. Some could look good on the outside but feel wretched on the interior. And some of the least attractive homes, from the outside, were kindly and warm inside.

He also knew the first few rooms were for public consumption. It was only in going deeper that he'd find the reality. And finally, inevitably, there was the last room, the one we keep locked, and bolted and barred, even from ourselves. Especially from ourselves.”
Louise Penny, The Cruelest Month

Alan Moore
“The clothes you're wearing, the room, the house, the city that you're in. Everything in it started out in the human imagination. Your lives, your personalities, your whole world. All invented. All made up. All the wars, the romances. The masterpieces and the machines. And there's nothing here but a funny little twist of amino acids, playing a marvelous game of pretend.”
Alan Moore, Promethea, Vol. 5

Anne Spollen
“I looked around at the rooms that I did not see as rooms but more as a landscape for my emotions, a biography of memory.”
Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water

Lauren Oliver
“People, Caroline thought, were like houses. They could open their doors. You could walk through their rooms and touch the objects hidden in their corners. But something--the structure, the wiring, the invisible mechanism that kept the whole thing standing--remained invisible, suggested only by the fact of its existing at all.”
Lauren Oliver, Rooms
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Virginia Woolf
“And the supreme mystery was simply this: here was one room; there another. Did religion solve that, or love?”
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

Anthony Liccione
“Every corner and room of a house will carry memories, make these the most pleasurable times you shared with your family.”
Anthony Liccione

“...if it weren't for you, mornings wouldn't be so comforting - slippers wouldn't scrape through the rooms of my heart...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Lauren Oliver
“People, Caroline thought, were like houses. They could open their doors. Your could walk through their rooms and touch the objects hidden in their corners. But something--the structure, the wiring, the invisible mechanism that kept the whole thing standing--remained invisible, suggested only by the fact of its existing at all.”
Lauren Oliver, Rooms
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Lauren Oliver
“It [death] isn't an infection, she said. She might be right. Then again, we've nested in the walls like bacteria. We've taken over the house, its insulation and its plumbing —we've made it our own.

Or maybe it's life that it's the infection: a feverish dream, a hallucination of feelings. Death is purification, a cleansing, a cure.”
Lauren Oliver, Rooms

Munia Khan
“Sitting in a corner, I live like a toad
Oh! How I love my room: my tiny abode!
Here I wake up; and I sleep in here
The world far away; yet virtually near
Not that I'm jailed in this place of grace
Just don't want to face another face”
Munia Khan

Nelson Algren
“Then the wooden benches along the walls, where so many outcasts had slept, would be lit by a sort of slow, clocked lightning til the bulb steadied and fastened its tiny feral fury upon the center of the room like a single sullen and manic eye. To burn on there with a steady hate. Til morning wearied and dimmed it away to nothing more than some sort of little old lost gray child of a district-station moon, all its hatred spent.”
Nelson Algren, The Man With the Golden Arm

Benjamin Wood
“If you construct a room in paint, you haunt it. Your life rests in every stroke. So paint only the rooms that you can bear to occupy forever. Or paint the stars instead.”
Benjamin Wood, The Ecliptic

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“My life is an extraordinary journey. It takes me into many rooms in which I wear many coats of many colours. Underneath and beyond all these is myself as I am. I speak many words and sing many songs to help others find their own voice and path. But the music is always the same: embrace yourself, embrace life itself.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

M.F. Moonzajer
“The Mullahs and monks, they must worship you instead of empty rooms.”
M.F. Moonzajer, A moment with God ; Poetry

“Get away from my house and all its rooms that echo, all the rooms I don't enter anymore.”
Daisy Whitney, When You Were Here

“Memory is as thick as mud. It rises up, it overwhelms. It sucks you down and freezes you where you stand.”
Laurence Oliver
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Alain Bremond-Torrent
“There are still no curtains in the rooms, still no sign of eccentricity.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, running is flying intermittently

Charles Dickens
“Rooms get an awful look about them when they are fitted up, like these, for one person you are used to see in them, and that person is away under any shadow: let alone being God knows where.”
Charles Dickens, Bleak House

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Every cactus blooms,
some with little rooms,
some give flowers that grow,
others so small it won't show!

Todo cacto floresce,
com um pouco de calor,
alguns dão flor que cresce,
outros tão pequena flor!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

Tim O'Brien
“The afternoon had passed to a ghostly gray. She was struck by the immensity of things, so much water and sky and forest, and after a time it occurred to her that she’d lived a life almost entirely indoors. Her memories were indoor memories, fixed by ceilings and plastered white walls. Her whole life had been locked to geometries: suburban rectangles, city squares. First the house she’d grown up in, then dorms and apartments. The open air had been nothing but a medium of transit, a place for rooms to exist.”
Tim O'Brien, In the Lake of the Woods

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“For breakfast to be called ‘in bed’ instead of ‘on top of a bed,’ the house in which it is about to be eaten has to have at least two rooms (excluding the kitchen); (at least) three, if it has a bathroom.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Deyth Banger
“Okay we both know... what happens... with sex... different places... different time... different date... different rooms... the biatch is still bitchy.... very bitchy as pitchy.... The agony - DOOOOOO YOU FEEL IT?

- wE JUST PREDICTED THE FUTURE!”
Deyth Banger

Dada Bhagwan
“Eternal joy arises by living in the 'permanent room'. Living in the 'temporary room' gives temporary joy.”
Dada Bhagwan

Mercedes Lackey
“Tiny rooms opened up onto the corridor, rooms that would have been like monastic cells if each of the girls hadn't made hers comfortable in her own way and according to her own taste. As she passed, Andie got glimpses of a riot of draped fabrics like a gypsy tent in one, a tapestry loom in another, painted murals of garden scenes in a third.”
Mercedes Lackey, One Good Knight

Nitya Prakash
“You are a mansion with infinite rooms, yet you've convinced yourself you have to live in the basement.”
Nitya Prakash

Steven Magee
“The State of Arizona warns about the toxicity of sitting near to electrical rooms.”
Steven Magee

Wang Shuo
“In this place you can become the person you want to be. Anything can be gotten from books. In books there are rooms of gold, in books there is jadelike beauty.”
Wang Shuo, Please Don't Call Me Human

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