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Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
Frank Lloyd Wright
I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.
Gerald R. Ford
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Henry Ward Beecher
If I could only remember that the days were, not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart.
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house.
Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
Henry David Thoreau
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice.
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.
If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed.
Disapproval of homosexuality cannot justify invading the houses, hearts and minds of citizens who choose to live their lives differently.
Harry A. Blackmun
Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house. Slowly you see more details of the house-the color of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows. The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house.
No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead.
Van Wyck Brooks
An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
The biographer who writes the life of his subject's self-concept passes through a fade into the inner house of life.
Divine right went out with the American Revolution and doesn't belong to the White House aides. What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great?
We wish nothing more, but we will accept nothing less. Masters in our own house we must be, but our house is the whole of Canada.
For me, the card catalog has been a companion all my working life. To leave it is like leaving the house one was brought up in.
There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, seems to offer more entertainment possibilities than the television set.
Harriet Van Horne
A White House dinner is the American family assembled, from labor leaders to billionaires, actors, architects, academicians and athletes.
Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
The economy of a novelist is a little like that of a careful housewife who is unwilling to throw away anything that might perhaps serve its turn.
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