Shelter Quotes

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Christopher Hitchens
“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

Lorrie Moore
“One had to build shelters. One had to make pockets and live inside them.”
Lorrie Moore, Like Life

Kazuo Ishiguro
“All I know is that I've wasted all these years looking for something, a sort of trophy I'd get only if I really, really did enough to deserve it. But I don't want it anymore, I want something else now, something warm and sheltering, something I can turn to, regardless of what I do, regardless of who I become. Something that will just be there, always, like tomorrow's sky. That's what I want now, and I think it's what you should want too. But it will be too late soon. We'll become too set to change. If we don't take our chance now, another may never come for either of us.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter; the shade can turn out to be your protector and also your destroyer, and sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Harlan Coben
“Getting into a fight with a popular senior. Pissing off a school teacher and the local chief of police. Hanging with two major-league losers." She slapped my back. "Welcome to high school.”
Harlan Coben, Shelter

Nancy J. Cavanaugh
“Shade for a man
And shelter for animals,
Planted in your name,
May you be the same for those around you,
Every year the same.”
Nancy J. Cavanaugh, This Journal Belongs to Ratchet

Anthony Liccione
“As day is to a sword, night is to a shield.”
Anthony Liccione

Henry David Thoreau
“Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Mary Balogh
“Families are wonderful institution," he said. "I value mine more than I can possibly say. But each of us has an individual life to live, our own path to tread, our own destiny to forge. You can imagine, if you will, how my family wished to shelter and protect me and do my living for me so that I would never again know fear or pain or abandonment. Eventually I had to step clear of them-or I might have fallen into the temptation of allowing them to do just that.”
Mary Balogh, Simply Love

P.L. Travers
“And what's more, he'll go and live with his friend unless his friend is allowed to come in and live with him...His friend must have a silk cushion just like his and sleep in your room too. Otherwise he will go and sleep in the coal-cellar with his friend”
P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins

Kate McGahan
“A light kiss brings a smile; its encore stirs a flame, a glow not felt in many years... but kindled over time grows strong! It pauses now as if to say, 'Hi. I was never really gone. I've been sheltered here inside and am very much alive and well.”
Kate McGahan, One Heart's Journey

Kate Morton
“No matter what evil might come one's way to be loved is to be protected.”
Kate Morton, The Clockmaker's Daughter

“Architecture is about the understanding of the world and turning it into a more meaningful and humane place. -Juhani Pallasmaa”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

“Inside each of us are memories, fantasies and desires for home - a shelter waiting to be built, a place of peace to be revisited.”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

“I felt it shelter to speak to you. -Emily Dickinson”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Karl Wiggins
“We owe shelter and welfare to people who were either born here or people who show a desire to not only integrate but become useful members of society. And certainly, nobody else”
Karl Wiggins, 100 Common Sense Policies to make BRITAIN GREAT again

“Although home still represents stability in an unstable world, we're beginning to see that home can be how we live, a situation that we create and recreate.
Home is less attached to bricks and mortar and more about the lives we lead, the ways that we connect with each other, the communities we build.
Home is a state of mind, something we make for ourselves wherever we can.
Hygge is the home we make in the flux and flow of our lives.”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

“Life begins well. It begins enclosed, protected, all warm in the bosom of the house. -Gaston Bachelard”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

“Everyone is in need of a shelter from the storm,
be the shelter,
be kind.”
Luffina Lourduraj

Barbara Kingsolver
“Sorry to tell you, but that's a very old chestnut. My mother used to say when God slams a door on you, he opens a window.'

Tig gave this two seconds of respectful consideration before rejecting it. 'No, that's not the same. I'm saying when God slams a door on you it's probably a shitstorm. You're going to end up in rubble. But it's okay because without all that crap overhead, you're standing in the daylight.'

'Without a roof over your head, it kind of feels like you might die.'

'Yeah, but you might not. For sure you won't find your way out of the mess if you keep picking up bricks and stuffing them in your pockets. What you have to do is look for blue sky.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Unsheltered

“Without a home, everything is fragmentation. -John Berger”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“What we build certainly might look like a refuge, but if it wasn't designed by God it's something more akin to a leaky tent in the middle of a category 5 hurricane on a Monday morning. Nothing about it is good.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“All really inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home. -Gaston Bachelard”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

“Like the houses we build, the sky was also a shelter to few.”
Neha Bindal, Table for One

Kate Morton
“No matter what evil might some one's way to be loved is to be protected.”
Kate Morton, The Clockmaker's Daughter

Jason Medina
“If the military boats that patrol the waters spot them, they risk being shot. However, if they are seen by any infected, it could mean a relentless siege upon their temporary shelter.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

“An essential ingredient to hygge is the boundary that marks a place or delineates a moment - a fence, a circle of cushions or a stolen half hour.”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you are tired, take shelter in silence! If you want to find the truth, take shelter in silence! If you're tired of people, if you missed yourself, if you just want to watch the world or if you want to heal your soul, take shelter in silence!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Ehsan Sehgal
“No Shelter
***
There is not hurting
In the company
Of the spiritual people
Islam does not teach
Wrong things,
Actions will have to calculate
There is no shelter
To hide anything
From God”
Ehsan Sehgal

Mukta Singh-Zocchi
“He was led by the girl to a courtyard that gave off a lavish look. Such was the grace of the place that it would have been demeaned if a common traveler were to find shelter here.”
Mukta Singh-Zocchi, The Thugs & a Courtesan

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