„From the moment I leave my house or my hotel room, the public owns me.“
„It got to the point where I sat on the side of the bed in a hotel room in London in early-1990 and said to whoever or whatever: 'If you are there will you please contact or leave me because you are driving me up the wall'.“
— David Icke English writer and public speaker 1952
Source: About David Icke: The Man, His Philosophy, and His Work by Icke himself. He claimed to have felt a subtle entities presence in the room.
— Bob Hope American comedian, actor, singer and dancer 1903 - 2003
He arrived in Saigon on the day that Vietcong agents blew up an American officers' billet. New York Times obituary, July 28, 2003 http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/28/obituaries/28CND-HOPE.html?pagewanted=1
„The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery“
— Patrick Henry attorney, planter, politician and Founding Father of the United States 1736 - 1799
Context: The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.
„I said to my girl, "The reason you have a key (to my house) is to keep me from having other women in my house. I give you an open invitation." See, she wants me to go, "Because I love you and I trust you, and I want you to trust me." It's because the fear of my girl walking in will keep me from having a young broad sitting on top of my counter. But she wants that to be because I love her so much, but it's just to protect me from my own manness.“
— Patrice O'Neal American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and actor 1969 - 2011
September 24, 2008
„I've burned my own house down, the torch is in my hand.
Now I'll burn down the house of anyone who wants to follow me.“
— Kabir Indian mystic poet 1440 - 1518
The Bijak of Kabir (1983;2002) as translated by Linda Hess and Shukdeo Singh.
„People frequently ask why my canvases are compartmentalized. No one ever asks this about a house. A man with a large family would not choose to live in a one-room house... I am like a man with a large family and must have many rooms. The children of my imagination occupy the various compartments of my painting, each independent and occupying its own place. At the same time they have the proper atmosphere in which to function together, in harmony and as a unified group. One can say that my paintings are like a house, in which each occupant has a room of his own.“
— Adolph Gottlieb American artist 1903 - 1974
Arts and Architecture, vol. 68, no 9, September 1951, p. 21.
„My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear — a care-woven garment that protects me from thy questionings and thee from my negligence.
The "I" in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable.
I would not have thee believe in what I say nor trust in what I do — for my words are naught but thy own thoughts in sound and my deeds thy own hopes in action.“
— Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931
— Gabriel García Márquez Colombian writer 1927 - 2014
— Gina Barberi
Radio From Hell (April 23, 2007)
„Let me arrive safely back at my hotel room. Don't let me be attacked by a maniac wearing a french tickler and a space helmet. Don't let my beard become entangled in the gears of a transcontinental bus. And don't let me be hit by a flying turd.“
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
„Was I saved? Was I lost? All depended on the moment at which somebody might go into my stepfather's room.“
— Paul Bourget French writer 1852 - 1935
Context: Was I saved? Was I lost? All depended on the moment at which somebody might go into my stepfather's room. If my mother were to return within a few minutes of my departure; if the footman were to go upstairs with some letter, I should instantly be suspected, in spite of the declaration written by M. Termonde. I felt that my courage was exhausted. I knew that, if accused, I should not have moral strength to defend myself, for my weariness was so overwhelming that I did not suffer any longer. The only thing I had strength to do was to watch the swing of the pendulum of the timepiece on the mantelshelf, and to mark the movement of the hands. A quarter of an hour elapsed, half an hour, a whole hour. It was an hour and a half after I had left the fatal room, when the bell at the door was rung. I heard it through the walls. A servant brought me a laconic note from my mother scribbled in pencil and hardly legible. It informed me that my stepfather had destroyed himself in an attack of severe pain. The poor woman implored me to go to her immediately. Ah, she would now never know the truth! Ch. 13