Quotes: furniture

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  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    A gentleman doesn't pounce he glides. If a woman sits on a piece of furniture which permits your sitting beside her, you are free to regard this as an invitation, though not an unequivocal one.
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    British author 1859-1930
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    A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
  • Micheal Mescon
    Micheal Mescon
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    Be it furniture, clothes, or health care, many industries today are marketing nothing more than commodities - no more, no less. What will make the difference in the long run is the care and feeding of customers.
  • Horace Mann
    Horace Mann
    American educator 1796-1859
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    Books are not made for furniture but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house

    Source: The Duty of Owning Books (1859)

  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans - the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape. Instead, we have our paper phantoms, transistorized landscapes. A featherweight portable museum.
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace Stevens
    American poet 1879-1955
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    How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture.
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    British author 1859-1930
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    I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
  • Noël Coward
    Noël Coward
    British writer 1899-1973
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    Just say the lines and don't trip over the furniture.
  • H. Jackson Brown Jr
    H. Jackson Brown Jr
    American author 1940-
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    Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.


  • Helen Rowland
    Helen Rowland
    American journalist 1875-1950
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    Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    No furniture is so charming as books.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if it has common sense on the ground floor.
  • Dave Barry
    Dave Barry
    American humorist, writer
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    The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.
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