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Chairs Quotes by Meg Tilly, Vladimir Mayakovsky, John Berger, Laura Carmichael, E. B. White, Hoagy Carmichael and many others.

I limited myself to introduce a change in my way of thinking and the way I see things. When I look at my child, I do it in a different way then when Im contemplating a chair. They are different… the child is a living being, and the chair is an object.
Meg Tilly
My verse
has brought me
no roubles to spare:
no craftsmen have made
mahogany chairs for my house.
Vladimir Mayakovsky
My heart born naked was swaddled in lullabies. Later alone it wore poems for clothes. Like a shirt I carried on my back the poetry I had read. So I lived for half a century until wordlessly we met. From my shirt on the back of the chair I learn tonight how many years of learning by heart I waited for you.
John Berger
Playing a plainer role means everything is dependent on the credentials of the actor, not the fact that they are as pretty as Julia Roberts. People start to look at their talent rather than their appearance. And playing the ugly part often means less time in the make-up chair, which is a great benefit on set.
Laura Carmichael
I have just been refining the room in which I sit, yet I sometimes doubt that a writer should refine or improve his workroom by so much as a dictionary: one thing leads to another and the first thing you know he has a stuffed chair and is fast asleep in it.
E. B. White
You sittin’ here chained to your rockin’ chair.
Hoagy Carmichael
The tubular steel chair is surely rational from technical and constructive points of view. It is light, suitable for mass production, and so on. But steel and chromium surfaces are not satisfactory from the human point of view.
Alvar Aalto
I shifted in my chair as Dad waited for a response. He seemed determined, his resolve unwavering. This would take tact. Prudence. Possibly Milk Duds. “Are you psychotic?” I asked, realizing my plan to charm and bribe him if need be flew out the window the minute I opened my mouth.
Darynda Jones
We were lounging around in this beautiful house in LA, and I’m coming from NY, so sometimes when we weren’t working I would just sit on those folding chairs.
Maggie Gyllenhaal
I have children. I have a family to support. But I really could live in a one-room apartment, as long as the television worked. I never needed anything. Just a comfortable chair and I’m fine.
Albert Brooks
Workable solutions for Earth are urgently needed. Saving seals and tigers, or fighting yet another oil pipeline through a wilderness area, while laudable, is merely shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Lawrence Anthony
Muslim women had to go out in purdah, that heavy sheet that covers even the eyes. Hindu women had to go out in the doli, a kind of closed sedan chair like a catafalque. My mother always told me about these things with bitterness and rage.
Indira Gandhi
I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.
W. C. Fields
Sometimes I say that writing a novel is the same as constructing a chair: a person must be able to sit in it, to be balanced on it. If I can produce a great chair, even better. But above all I have to make sure that it has four stable feet.
Jose Saramago
The funny thing is that my husband couldn’t be sweeter. He looks like this bad boy. He’s got tattoos and earrings and a mohawk, but when you talk to him and he’s around you, he’s such a gentleman. He holds doors for ladies. He pulls out chairs. He cooks. He cleans.
Malin Akerman
Tell me what chair you’ve designed and I’ll tell you what sort of architect you are.
Mario Bellini
The editor sat in his sanctum, his countenance furrowed with care, His mind at the bottom of business, his feet at the top of a chair, His chair-arm an elbow supporting, his right hand upholding his head, His eyes on his dusty old table, with different documents spread.
Will Carleton
We’re normal people. Don’t be scared because we are in a chair. People don’t understand that. They think, ‘Oh, a wheelchair, something’s wrong with their heads, something’s just not right.’ Well yeah, we may be a little twisted, but no more than anyone else.
Mark Zupan
I find that one of the most important things, as a writer, is to just show up – to just stay in the chair and fight through the difficult patches. As long as you’re at the desk, and you’re willing to fight it out, eventually the right words will come.
Eric Schlosser
Every chair should be a throne and hold a king.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am impressed by the progress the RNC has made in the last year to engage Latino communities across the country. I look forward to continue working alongside Chairman Priebus and Co-Chair Day to ensure that the party’s year-round engagement effort continues to grow and reach new Latino neighborhoods.
Luis Fortuno
Starbucks is the last public space with chairs. It’s a shower for homeless people. And it’s a place you can write all day. The baristas don’t glare at you. They don’t even look at you.
Mike Birbiglia
What if you can’t do what you once did, like run and jump up and down? You can walk, which is also good for your mind and mental attitude. You can do simpler exercises, like getting up and down from a chair without using your hands. You can stay fairly flexible. The most important thing is to not become sedentary.
Richard Simmons
My husband wanted one of those big-screen TVs for his birthday. So I just moved his chair closer to the one we have already.
Wendy Liebman
I need people to know that there is a group of people who are part of the leadership of the DNC, and I will make damn sure as a vice chair, and so will others, that we do everything humanly possible to have a level playing field.
Hillary Clinton
I don’t sort of sit in a chair and pompously feel proud of myself about all the things we might have accomplished.
Vidal Sassoon
There’s not a lot of whimsicality in the form, not a lot of indulgence allowed. Like when I was younger, I would sometimes go, “Oh, every other section will be narrated by a chair.” Or, “It will be a double helix shape!” That never really worked.
George Saunders
Republican candidates had to appeal to their base, which is by and large elderly white people arguing with empty chairs.
Paul Krugman
I wanted to clear up the slum of legs… I wanted to make the chair all one thing again.
Eero Saarinen
I came to the table, pulled up a chair, and sat. “Everyone brought a pet. I feel left out.” An enthusiastic howl broke the silence, and Grendel bounded through the doorway. He galloped through the steak house, skidded on the floor, smashed into my chair, and dropped a dead rat on my lap. Awesome.
Ilona Andrews
They may have been ugly. They may have been evil. But when it came to poetry in motion, the Things had all the grace and coordination of a deck-chair.
Terry Pratchett
Do not sit down in Satan’s easy chair of do-little, but arise and aim at the elevated standard which it is your privilege to attain.
Ellen G. White
What is a throne? A chair; ornamented but a poisonous chair!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I shop at thrift stores a lot. I have a lot of silver pitchers and I put my flowers in those. I collect antiques, so there are a lot of old rocking chairs… My friends call my home the vortex because nobody wants to leave.
Monica Potter
I’m sick of people sittin’ in chairs stating their problems. Then we roll the videotape… then we have our experts on the topic… I’m in the ‘What’s next?’ phase of my career.
Oprah Winfrey
If it’s the right chair, it doesn’t take too long to get comfortable in it.
Robert De Niro
As a teen, I had no idea what the self was. Changing skin like a chameleon came naturally to me, but the self felt like a plastic chair in an airport where I’d have to sit and wait for the next radical character to define who I’d be that season. Acting grabbed me by the gut.
Julie Carmen
a woman’s place is in the kitchen…sitting in a comfortable chair, with her feet up, drinking a glass of wine and watching her husband cook dinner.
Elizabeth Gilbert
She longed to throw something at him. A chair. Herself.
Loretta Chase
My kid wants to be a prison warden when he grows up so he can put thumb tacks on the electric chairs.
Rodney Dangerfield
Catch a dog in your favorite chair, and he slinks away abashed. The cat will pretend incomprehension; surely you must know it’s her chair?
Leonore Fleischer
When Daniel Gorenstein was chair, he did mathematics from 5am to 12noon, spending the second half of his working day on administration. When I was chair, I also spent half of my time on research: every other minute.
Richard A. Falk
The only true non-conformists are in the asylums; the only radically free spirits are in the death house awaiting the chair. We live by patterns.
Herman Wouk
Im sitting in a chair but in the future its a throne.
When I was in school, I was too short to erase the blackboard. It was my job to put away the chairs.
Carmen Yulin Cruz
I wish you could see the two cats drowsing side by side in a Victorian nursing chair, their paws, their ears, their tails complementarily adjusted, their blue eyes blinking open on a single thought of when I shall remember it’s their supper time. They might have been composed by Bach for two flutes.
Sylvia Townsend Warner
I intend, before the endgame looms, to die sitting in a chair in my own garden with a glass of brandy in my hand and Thomas Tallis on the iPod. Oh, and since this is England, I had better add, “If wet, in the library.” Who could say that this is bad?
Terry Pratchett
I worked on ‘USA Today’ as a topic for while. I tried to do something on hand chairs, chairs that look like hands. I really tried. But some topics are not truly universal.
Jim Gaffigan
The physical body is assembled just like a chair or a building or a flower, but the revolutions we start, the people we affect and inspire, that is eternal. So, in that respect, we do achieve immortality, and that makes me less fearful.
Madonna Ciccone
Baby?” She perched beside him in the chair. “You’re kidding me right?” “I was trying it out, no?” “no,” she said firmly Simon & Clary
Cassandra Clare
Life expects us to make a reasonable amount of progress in a reasonable amount of time. That’s why they make those second grade chairs so small.
Jim Rohn
When you burn the chair, you suddenly realize that the chair in your mind did not burn or disappear
Yoko Ono
The word ‘however’ is like an imp coiled beneath your chair. It induces ink to form words you have not yet seen, and lines to march across the page and overshoot the margin. There are no endings. If you think so you are deceived as to their nature. They are all beginnings. Here is one.
Hilary Mantel
My dad had a habit of giving me the Abdullah the Butcher matches as well as the ones with tables and chairs – basically, the matches that went all over the building.
Cody Rhodes
Does it make any sense at all that the chair of a national party would want fewer voters to see our candidates?
Hillary Clinton
I’m agnostic because I went through the usual process of parents insisting you go to church, and yet they didn’t. So there’s me, sitting in the chairs, thinking, ‘Jeez, why am I here? I’d rather be playing tennis, seriously.’
Ridley Scott
I love the sport but it’s definitely taken a toll on me. The first two years after I retired I was in pain and couldn’t even sit in a chair for 2 years. 2 years! You want a sport that takes care of you the way you take care of the sport.
Eric Dickerson
Never let a little man to sit on a big chair; that would be a big disaster!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Farewell, Father,” she said. He fell back upon his chair, choking. She laughed, not with mirth or even mockery, but something that was closer to a sob. “You crafted me so sharp, I cut even myself.
Holly Black
Donald Trump’s mother, who said, Donnie! Stop playing Monopoly and get in that barber’s chair! Never got a dinner!
Red Buttons
Women have a favorite room, men a favorite chair.
Bernard Williams
I’m not a big hijinker. I’m a big sit-in-my-chair-and-read-a-book-er.
Amber Benson
He was very supportive of me, … He saw every single play I did in New York. Ill never forget looking out into the audience and watching my brother, who was 40 years younger than my grandfather, sleeping in his chair during some of my early plays. My grandfather Alex never fell asleep.
Liev Schreiber
When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck, I bought a stereo.
Brad Pitt
In America, we are just moving the chairs around and spending huge amounts of money rather than having them go in making people’s lives better.
Charles Koch
Everything I have ever written has been in the same chair, in the same room.
Alan Garner
Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois.
Le Corbusier
What is it that would make a creature as fierce, majestic and powerful as a lion is, subject itself to the intimidation of a man a whip and a chair? The lion has been taught to forget what it is.
Iyanla Vanzant
Comfort rules. You want to be able to sit in a good chair comfortably for a few hours and be able to talk and enjoy a glass of wine. There’s nothing worse than sitting in an uncomfortable chair.
Amanda Pays
You told me once that we shall be judged by our intentions, not by our accomplishments. I thought it a grand remark. But we must intend to accomplish – not sit intending on a chair.
E. M. Forster
My character had been in the chair for seven years. He had gone through his anger, depression, drug and alcohol abuse. He had gone through everything, now he was up, he was happy, he was filled with his dream.
Gregory Hines
You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
Stephen King
At the other end of the room, Grandma had the lid up on Larry Lipinski. She was standing one foot on a folding chair, one foot on the edge of the casket, and she was taking pictures with a disposable camera.
Janet Evanovich
I walked down the hall and saw that [she] was sitting on the floor next to a chair. This is always a bad sign. It’s a slippery slope, and it’s best just to sit in chairs, to eat when hungry, to sleep and rise and work. But we have all been there. Chairs are for people, and you’re not sure if you are one.
Miranda July
Writing is hard work, and fun, and requires you to keep your backside in a chair when you would sometimes like to put it elsewhere. So the only wisdom is the advice to keep at it, I guess.
Lois Lowry
I’ve never seen anyone sleep with their head hanging off the back of a wooden chair before – was the couch not comfortable enough for you?
Tabitha Suzuma
I think that’s the great thing about interiors is that they can be treated like a great wardrobe. Choose a sofa and chairs that are staples in clean shapes that will keep for the next couple of years or decade. Then an easy way to bump up your entire room or your interiors is accessories.
Jeremiah Brent
Stu walked Bennie over to Chris in the chair and parted his hair to reveal some tan little creatures the size of poppy seeds moving around on his scalp. Bennie felt himself grow faint.’Lice’ the barber whispered.’They get it at school’. ‘But he goes to private school’ Bernie had blurted.’In Crandale,New York!
Jennifer Egan
Somehow, Rush can still sell out arenas. If I was sitting in row one, I would take my chair, unbolt it from the ground and run away.
Kaki King
I would much rather sit on the floor. Very rarely do I find a table and a chair that is comfortable. But the floor is comfortable.
Laura Huxley
I was sitting in a chair in the patent office at Bern when all of a sudden a thought occurred to me: “If a person falls freely he will not feel his own weight.” I was startled. This simple thought made a deep impression on me. It impelled me toward a theory of gravitation.
Albert Einstein
As she left the room, Po went to Katsa, pulled her up, sat himself in her chair, and drew her into his lap. Shushing her, he rocked her, the two of them holding on to each other as if it were the only thing keeping the world from bursting apart.
Kristin Cashore
A lot of people believe, including Howard Dean is looking at this, that the Democratic party demands a full-time chair.
George Stephanopoulos
A bunch of chairs lined up in front of a podium equals school.
Lynn Coady
Hell, I’m an old man. I’m 70 years old. I’m supposed to be sitting on a rocking chair watching the sunset.
M. Emmet Walsh
No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.
George S. Patton
Jebediah Woodley is one of those guys that when I’m sitting in my rocking chair one day, thinking back, I’ll remember that guy. He was a fun guy to play.
Dolph Lundgren
I’ve never used my weight to get a laugh. That is, used my size as the subject for humor. You never saw me stuck in a door-way or stuck in a chair.
Roscoe Arbuckle
Is not beauty in music too often confused with something which lets the ears lie back in an easy chair?
Charles Ives
The art and act of writing – speaking just for myself – involves getting your proverbial ass in the proverbial chair.
Jerry Stahl
When I had my confirmation hearing for the Court of Appeals, [my son] Philip was 3 years old. And when I was called up to the chair he took it upon himself to run up and sit next to me in case any hard questions came up.
Samuel Alito
I don’t like to dwell on the past. I’m interested in Fischerandom now, I am working on a new clock, I’m trying to make chess a more exciting game today. I am not interested in sitting in my rocking chair thinking what I did 10, 20 or 30 years ago.
Bobby Fischer
The discontented man finds no easy chair.
Benjamin Franklin
At first the kid kicking the back of my airplane seat was enraging. Then I imagined it was a broken massage chair and I kinda liked it.
Kristen Schaal
If the club was empty, I sang to the chairs.
Tiny Tim
For writing, getting off our buts means getting on our butts-putting it into a chair and not moving from the chair for a set period of time.
Peter McWilliams
I leaned back in my chair, stretching luxuriantly, delibrately letting my jacket fall open. Predictably, his eyes moved down my body-some things outlast even the change. I grinned and he looked away, a rueful smile twitching at his lips. I finished breakfast in peace.
Karen Chance
I keep my enemies close/ I give ’em enough rope/ They put themselves in the air/ I just kick away the chair.
When you sit in a chair, you are not actually sitting there, but levitating above it at a height of one angstrom (a hundred millionth of a centimetre), your electrons and its electrons implacably opposed to any closer intimacy.
Bill Bryson
Only uncomfortable chairs become antiques – the comfortable ones are worn out by hard use.
Jacob Braude
William ‘Big Bill’ Rockefeller, who sold cancer ‘cures’ from a medicine wagon, taught him to leap into his arms from a tall chair. One time his father held his arms out to catch him but pulled them away as little John jumped. The fallen son was told sternly, ‘Remember, never trust anyone completely, not even me.’
Jim Marrs
James loved Rhode Island, … He loved the ocean. He would sit in his beach chair for hours and look out at the ocean.
Ann Wright
Everything from the little house was in the wagon, except the beds and tables and chairs. They did not need to take these, because Pa could always make new ones.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Most of my painting is done sitting in a chair with a book. I’d say it’s 80 per cent sitting and reading, 10 per cent eating and ten per cent painting.
Susan Rothenberg
Okay, so you want your other nipple pierced,” she said pulling up a chair and getting her supplies ready. “She wants my other nipple pierced,” he replied winking at.
Abbi Glines
No one chair should be isolated.
Elsie de Wolfe
I got so anxious sitting in the make-up chair for hours with my face covered. I had my doctor write a prescription for valium. I couldn’t have done it without the pill.
Kim Hunter
In person, George W. Bush is extremely forceful. He has a restless energy when he sits in a chair, and nearly leaps out of it when making certain points.
Rich Lowry
Forget the noose. Forget the Iron Maiden. Forget the electric chair or the guillotine. The mind was mankind’s most painful torture chamber, the blessed liberty to cogitate offering either doom or salvation, depending on one’s disposition.
Tiffanie DeBartolo
It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel, we do not fall into the error a child makes when it hits the chair it has bumped into.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
JESUS WILL LIFT you out of the deepest pit, but He will not lift you out of your easy chair.
Reinhard Bonnke
All my life I have painted pictures so that certain people would drop dead when they looked at them, but I have not succeeded yet. The worst painting cant hurt you, but a bad driver can kill you, a bad judge can send you to the chair, a bad politician can ruin an entire country, That is why even a bad painting is sacred.
Man Ray
Good-bye is always hello to something else. Good-bye/hello, good-bye/hello, like the sound of a rocking chair.
George Ella Lyon
The Democrats have to do what he did when [Rahm Emanuel] was chairman of the Democratic House Campaign Committee, recruit veterans, recruit football players, recruit business people. And I think that’s what the job of the new party chair has to be.
Mark Shields
I do like to keep mementos from my work, whether they be photos, the backs of make-up chairs or even props and clothes.
Adam Garcia
Keelhaul the poets in the vestry chairs.
Karl Shapiro
You can’t just shuffle people around like they’re deck chairs on a ship. You have to help them change their lives, and you have to give them the requisite resources to do so.
Valerie Jarrett
I’m very active with my kids, so even if I don’t go to the gym, I’m lifting them in and out of the tub and out of their high chairs.
Hilaria Baldwin
He was in his chair in the corner, resting a second before he came out for the next round — in a long line of next rounds. The thing he was fighting, you couldn’t whip it for good. All you could do was keep on whipping it, till you couldn’t come out anymore and somebody else had to take your place.
Ken Kesey
When the party holds the White House, all the political decisions are made in the White House. And being a party chair, you’re just an artifact.
Mark Shields
That would bring tears to the eyes of a rocking chair.
Bucky Harris
The poem in which the reader does not feel himself or herself a participant is a lecture, listened to from an uncomfortable chair, in a stuffy room, inside a building.
Mary Oliver
I have reached a state in life where I can buy a whole house full of chairs and can bump into them until they are black and blue.
Mercedes McCambridge
To talk of atomic energy in terms of atomic bombs is like talking of electricity in terms of the electric chair.
Pyotr Kapitsa
Did you ever wake up with an erection…and find yourself in a massage chair at Brookstone? And you yell to the sales clerk “I’ll take it!”
Zach Galifianakis
I went to the park and saw this kid flying a kite. The kid was really excited. I don’t know why, that’s what they’re supposed to do. Now if he had had a chair on the other end of that string, I would have been impressed.
Mitch Hedberg
I don’t want them to kill no hog . . . . I want a man to go to that chair, on his own two feet.
Thomas Jefferson
Settle into mystery as you would settle into your most comfortable chair. Listen. Have visions. Lose yourself.
Eric Maisel
The first time I heard Clyde McPhatter singing with the Dominoes at the Apollo I just fell off my chair
Ahmet Ertegun
Sometime years before, I had dragged an old bean bag chair to that place. I watched Zach sink onto it, and then he pulled me down to lean against him. I felt his arms go around me, holding me tight. I was safe. I was warm. I was home.
Ally Carter
The Alchemyst had discovered that the seats revolved and had been amusing himself by swinging back and forth. His chair squeaked with each turn.Finally Prometheus turned and glared at the immortal. “If you do that one more time, I’m going to feed you to the Lotan myself.” “And I will help,” Niten added.
Michael Scott
I had a nice dinner. I let the evening unfold, flow. I like to sit in a chair with a wine glass. When I woke up, I thought, ‘Why didn’t I go to bed at 11?’ I came back at 3 and went to bed at 5.
Roger Federer
But let us say he was (guilty). Let us for a moment say he was (guilty). What justice would there be to take his life? Justice, gentlemen? Why, I would just as soon put a hog in the electric chair as this.
Ernest Gaines
Our babies cried when we left them and we cry when they leave us. Echoes. Proud almost to arrogance then, we pushed them about in their carriages. Dutifully, wearily now they push us about in our chairs.
Marlena De Blasi
He could dismiss several schools of philosophy by shifting slightly in his chair or toting his whisky glass.
Dylan Moran
I was in a play directed by my father, and I was doing a fight scene, and the choreography went haywire, and I flew backward over a chair and ripped my thumb all the way to my wrist and had to have surgery to sew up all the tendons in there.
Jeremy Piven
The oversized chairs are white; the walls, covered with occasional landscape paintings, are white; and the plush carpet is the whitest of all. I’m insanely glad I didn’t bring a cup of grape juice with me.
Wendy Mass
When the grandmothers of today hear the word ‘Chippendales,’ they don’t necessarily think of chairs.
Jean Kerr
Blest that abode, where want and pain repair, And every stranger finds a ready chair.
Oliver Goldsmith
If the husband sits on a chair in the Garden of Eden, his wife is his footstool.
I. L. Peretz
People pay all that money to sit in a chair in the theater mainly because it is a respectable way to see and experience things they cannot see and experience in their own lives.
Elizabeth Ashley
Poirot said placidly, “One does not, you know, employ merely the muscles. I do not need to bend and measure the footprints and pick up the cigarette ends and examine the bent blades of grass. It is enough for me to sit back in my chair and think. It is this – ” he tapped his egg-shaped head – “this, that functions!
Agatha Christie
You see, Aslan didn’t tell Pole what would happen. He only told her what to do. That fellow will be the death of us once he’s up, I shouldn’t wonder. But that doesn’t let us off following the signs. – The Silver Chair
C. S. Lewis
You’ve got to work. You’ve got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes, rather than sit back and be bombarded with images.
Sam Mendes
I think more of the little kids from a school in a little village in Niger who get teaching two hours a day, sharing one chair for three of them, and who are very keen to get an education. I have them in my mind all the time. Because I think they need even more help than the people in Athens.
Christine Lagarde
I had some years of definite frustration. Auditioning and not working as much as I would have liked to, or working and being paid a pittance, and sort of scrounging by in New York and sleeping on a chair that folded out into a bed.
Gillian Jacobs
Metaphorically I am made of chairs. It’s a metaphor though. That means I am not actually made of the chairs.
Thom Yorke
Legislation won’t necessarily start a riot. But the right song can make someone pick up a chair.
Saul Williams
Complacencies of the peignoir, and late Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair. And the green freedom of a cockatoo Upon a rug mingle to dissipate The holy hush of ancient sacrifice
Wallace Stevens
For a moment Jack felt the strongest inclination to snatch up his little gilt chair and beat the white-faced man down with it.
Patrick O’Brian
Our guys took Shop and Advanced Shop. Shop is when you make a chair. Advanced Shop is when you paint it.
Al McGuire
The reason you’re put in the CEO chair is because a company is facing these issues and you’ve been designated the person best to organize around them. I think that people are pretty energized around trying to figure this out.
Ken Moelis
If man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As founder and co-chair of the upper Mississippi River Congressional task force, I have long sought to preserve the river’s health and historical multiple uses, including as a natural waterway and a home to wildlife, for the benefit of future generations of Americans.
Ron Kind
John Kerry says that he wants to debate President Bush once a month until the election. This could be a risky move for Senator Kerry. If Bush doesn’t show up for the debates, John Kerry may end up debating an empty chair. And that could be pretty much a toss up as to which one has the better personality.
Jay Leno
But they know about us, they know, the four corners, and the chairs nearby us. Discerning shadows also know, and even the table keeps quiet.
Wislawa Szymborska
Exactly this type of people like you, at the beginning you’re gonna be shy but later on you’re gonna jump on a chair and you will scream hit him!
Wladimir Klitschko
Novels are written, not wished into existence. You have to sit your ass in the chair or nothing gets done.
John Dufresne
Art is violent. To be decisive is violent. … To place a chair at a partial angle on the stage destroys every other possible choice, every other option.
Anne Bogart
Should a person on returning from the city discover his house to be in flames, let him examine well the change which he has received from the chair-carrier before it is too late; for evil never travels alone.
Ernest Bramah
Fine.” Magnus stood up. “But,” he added, pausing by Alec’s chair and leaning in close to him, “you are not trivial.” Alec flushed. “If you say so,” he said. “I say so,” said Magnus, and he turned to follow Isabelle out of the room.
Cassandra Clare
If I’m stuck, I get up from my chair and I wash windows. Or… clean the bathroom. Or vacuum the attic. There’s always something to be done.
David Sedaris
As my father-in-law once said, when they talk about taxes it’s always for teachers, firemen, and police – but when they spend your taxes, it always seems to go to some guy in a leather chair downtown you never heard of.
Glenn Reynolds
The forest of Compiegne. Look at it. Like a kind grandmother dozing in her rocking chair. Old trees practicing curtsies in the wind because they still think Louis XIV is king.
Billy Wilder
Being in love is better than being in jail, a dentist’s chair, or a holding pattern over Philadelphia, but not if he doesn’t love you back.
Judith Viorst
I think the chair`s job is to be fair and I think the job of all of the vice chairs is to make sure that happens. And we have really robust conversations about what balance is, and it`s not easy.
Hillary Clinton
When you have a bunch of comfortable upholstered pieces, a single bronze or brass chair really turns the energy up.
Nate Berkus
Chairs are like sculpture.
Robert Wilson
Like a barber’s chair that fits all buttocks.
William Shakespeare
I have no plans to rock myself to sleep in my bath chair yet.
Bruce Forsyth
I got over the loss of his desk and chair, but never the desire to produce a string of words more precious than the emeralds of CortГ©s.
Patti Smith
The child is not mine as the first was,
I cannot sing it to rest,
I cannot lift it up fatherly
And bliss it upon my breast;
Yet it lies in my little one’s cradle
And sits in my little one’s chair,
And the light of the heaven she’s gone to
Transfigures its golden hair.
James Russell Lowell
Adventure is where you find it, any place, every place, except at home in the rocking chair.
Wally Byam
I think what’s been lacking from our discussion for a long time is really that other part of what a Budget chair does, which is set the priorities for this country in terms of making sure we invest in the right places, in education, in job training, and to make sure we do a balanced approach moving forward.
Patty Murray
Writing can wreck your body. You sit there on the chair hour after hour and sweat your guts out to get a few words.
Norman Mailer
Artificial lighting, air-conditioning, and automobiles, all powered by fossil fuels, swaddle us in our giddy modernity. In our ergonomic chairs and acoustical-panel cubicles, we sit cozy as kings atop 300 years of flaming carbon.
Charles C. Mann
I wanted to design a chair which looked like a shrub pruned to look
like a chair.
Richard Schultz
It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.
Walter Winchell
When I make chairs, they have legs; they can go anywhere in the world. Interiors are a different responsibility. A house is a representation of where you are, and it has to be right for the place.
Marcel Wanders
A great book is a homing device For navigating paradise. A good book somehow makes you care About the comfort of a chair. A bad book owes to many trees A forest of apologies.
J. Patrick Lewis
My living room has an oak-wood floor, Persian carpets, floor-to-ceiling bookcases, a large ficus and large fern, a fireplace with a group of photographs and drawings over it, a glass-top coffee table with a bowl of dried pomegranates on it, and sofas and chairs covered in off-white linen.
Janet Malcolm
In college I took a class from a professor who changed my whole life. I can’t really remember what his name was, or what the class was, or even which college it was, but I found that if you sit behind a really tall guy and kind of slouch down in your chair you can drink Scotch right from the bottle and not get caught.
Bill Ervin
It’s such a stressful environment, I find, being an actor, being put in the chair and “Touch this, that, and the other,” it’s too much for me. I find it hard to tolerate that sort of stuff. If you’re not enjoying it, don’t do it. You’re wasting everyone’s time.
Paddy Considine
You wouldn’t want Alan Greenspan to write the instructions for assembling a beach chair.
Robert Orben
I’m 43. I’m not ready to sit down in a chair with my name on it yet.
Damien Hirst
Cary Grant was on the back lot one time doing a movie called “North by Northwest.” I would see Cary outside the stage, and he would sit on a set chair and had one of those reflectors. He wanted this tan so he didn’t have to use makeup.
George Hamilton
You know when you’re sitting on a chair and you lean back so you’re just on two legs and you lean too far so you almost fall over but at the last second you catch yourself? I feel like that all the time.
Steven Wright
My first epiphany that this might work came on my first day, when I went into biofeedback. They hooked me up to computers through electrodes, put me in a comfortable lounge chair, put an eye pillow over my face, slipped speakers onto my head and played an audio guided visualization.
Brad Willis
When you look at facing retirement in your mid-30s, and all of a sudden the outlet for that passion and work ethic goes away, you can’t just sit back in a rocking chair and be retired at 35. I’m not a good enough golfer to play golf every day.
Drew Bledsoe
Necessity invented stools,
Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs,
And luxury the accomplish’d Sofa last.
William Cowper
Prior to getting signed, I did a handful of like, small independent events around the area. I did a pre-show kind of match in exchange for helping set up the ring, setting up chairs and stuff like that.
Aiden English
I don’t believe in the hereditary principle in the House of Lords. Imagine going to the dentist, sitting in the chair and he says, ‘I’m not a dentist myself, but my father was a dentist and his father before him. Now, open wide!
Tony Benn
Cinema is a medium that can translate ideas. But wood can translate ideas, too. You have wood and then you get a chair. Some ideas are for different things.
David Lynch
Rocket,” I said, straightening in the chair. “Donovan was just helping me with my contacts.” Donovan raised his brows humorously. Rocket furrowed his. “Did you swallow them?
Darynda Jones
Carolyn Maloney knows how to get something done, and as I said, it doesn’t matter if she’s in the majority or the minority. It doesn’t matter if she’s chair of a committee or not, she can figure out how to get a piece of legislation passed, and that’s what is – is a unique quality.
Eleanor Smeal
The space program caused so much future-thinking in culture. People who couldn’t go to the Moon were building space-fantasy chairs and corsets and hairdos and anything that they could put their hands on.
Aleksandra Mir
Show some mercy to this chair which has stretched out its arms to you for so long; please satisfy its desire to embrace you!
As a composer and as a musician I’m a true believer – and this is not to be overly diplomatic – I’m a believer that there’s artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There’s art in absolutely everything.
Darren Criss
I wonder what chairs think about all day: “Oh, here comes another asshole.”
Robin Williams
I don’t want the chair of the government because it will be controlled by the U.S. and I don’t want to be controlled by the U.S.
Muqtada al Sadr
Faith … is a conscious apprehension of something inevident, something which unlike this desk and this chair is not seen to be there, even if it enters into the fabric of our personal relations to reality with at least as much force, relevance, and moment as things which are seen to be there.
Bernard Lonergan
Mr. Shepherd, ye cannot stop a bad thought from coming into your head. But ye need not pull up a chair and bide it sit down.” – Mrs. Brown
Barbara Kingsolver
We shall creep out quietly into the butler’s pantry–” cried the Mole. “–with out pistols and swords and sticks–” shouted ther Rat. “–and rush in upon them,” said Badger. “–and whack ’em, and whack ’em, and whack ’em!” cried the Toad in ecstasy, running round and round the room, and jupming over the chairs.
Kenneth Grahame
My chair just broke by the way. It’s a billion dollar corporation and I can’t get a decent chair and somebody to come out here and fix this announce table.
CM Punk
There is a peacefulness, an air of reflection, about a rocking-chair that attaches to no other moving object.
Wallis Simpson
Every new fad or fashion at once has its denouncers from the pulpit, platform, professor’s chair.
Alice Dunbar Nelson
My experiences of traveling abroad and going to Italy with my father, having to break down a gigantic electric chair to get on trains. You’ve got three minutes. You go to Pompeii and there are shockingly few accessible hotels in a city that was covered in volcanic ash.
Zach Anner
His books were the closest thing he had to furniture and he lived in them the way other men live in easy chairs.
Laura Hillenbrand
The people who related to God best–Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah–treated him with startling familiarity. They talked to God as if he were sitting in a chair beside them, as one might talk to a counselor, a boss, a parent, or a lover. They treated him like a person.
Philip Yancey
People stood on their chairs, cheering and waving. And it was all for me! Waves of love flooded the stage and washed over me. I started to cry. The sweetness of such a moment is impossible to describe. One is both lover and beloved. … I’d found the one true, enduring romance of my life.
Bette Davis
My chair was nearest to the fire
In every company
That talked of love or politics,
Ere Time transfigured me.
William Butler Yeats
The novelist now usurps the chair of the educator, the pulpit of the preacher, the columns of the journalist. Yet his original purpose of entertaining may have been his highest purpose. (introduction to Gladiator, Book League Monthly, 1930)
Philip Wylie
John Frances, Entertainment Chair, of the Friars Club: Of all the roasts that I have produced for the Friars Club, this is the one that I am most excited about. Mickey is one of the Club’s dearest friends, and we wanted to honor him in the way we know best.
Mickey Rooney
If a white man falls off a chair drunk, it’s just a drunk.
If a Negro does, it’s the whole damn Negro race.
Bill Cosby
I did grieve a bit when I wasn’t having the chemo anymore. I was used to sitting in the little chair and then the nurse would come and do it. It was like that was your job for that long and it was reassuring.
Jennifer Saunders
A typical ‘Larry King Live’ is a pastiche whose absurdism defies parody. Wearing his trademark suspenders and purple shirts, he looks as if he’s strapped to the chair with vertical seat belts, unable to eject.
James Wolcott
In Botswana in the Kalahari Desert there’s a tented camp called Jack’s Camp, which is like old Africa meets Ralph Lauren. The Oriental rugs, the old leather chairs – you feel like you’ve just jumped out of a Ralph Lauren ad.
Mark Burnett
I peeked up at him one more time, and regretted it. He was glaring down at me again, his black eyes full of revulsion. As I flinched away from him, shrinking against my chair, the phrase if looks could kill suddenly ran through my mind.
Stephenie Meyer
I think robotics is a really hard problem – to make robots that operate in sort of arbitrary environments, like a big conference room with chairs and stuff.
Jeff Dean
Books connect us with others, but that connection is created in solitude, one reader in one chair hearing one writer, what John Irving refers to as one genius speaking to another.
Lewis Buzbee
But also I wanted him to go away and leave me be. I was granted one weak grace. Back in the room where the green chair was still warm from his body, I blew that lonely, flickering candle out
Alice Sebold
Humanity’s become a product and when humanity is a product, you get Auschwitz and you get Chair.
Edward Bond
I have high heels in my bags if I need them for a shoot. But I like sneakers. I like being comfortable. I like to sit on the floor with my team and work. I don’t like to sit in fancy chairs. It’s really important to the culture of my company that people understand who they’re working for.
Bobbi Brown
I don’t like to fly. What’s it called when the plane shakes? Turbulence, takeoffs… I grab my chair, close my eyes, count to 30, breathe, and pray.
Chanel Iman
I bet on everything. Everything. It’s just like, ‘I bet you I can spin my chair longer.’ Everything, I say ‘I bet you.’ I love to win.
Kellan Lutz
If we grew our own food, we wouldn’t waste a third of it as we do today. If we made our own tables and chairs, we wouldn’t throw them out the moment we changed the interior decor. If we had to clean our own drinking water, we probably wouldn’t contaminate it.
Mark Boyle
I sit here in this chair, I pour myself some whiskey, and watch my troubles vanish into the air.
Randy Newman
To write a love song that might be able to make it on the radio, that is something that is terrifying to me. But I can definitely write a song about that chair over there. That I can do, but to sit and write a pop song out of the clear blue sky, that is very difficult and I admire the people that can do it.
Barry Manilow
Now, I know you expected me to say that, well, I just kick back in the rocking chair, fished a little bit, listened to Willie Nelson tapes and watched old baseball games on the Classic Sports network. And, tell you the truth, I have done that for maybe about five total minutes.
Dan Rather
One reason I left local news was that I was tired of the constant musical chairs among news directors.
Jessica Savitch
Corruption is a tree, whose branches are Of an immeasurable length: they spread Ev’rywhere; and the dew that drops from thence Hath infected some chairs and stools of authority.
John Fletcher
I love the idea that people are listening to “Tales” during all types of activities. Knitting in their favorite chair, rock climbing, sky diving, driving at night.
Glenn McQuaid
When I sit back in my rocking chair someday, I want to be able to say I’ve done it all.
Dolly Parton
Maxine Waters is a Democrat from California in her 13th term. She is a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and the ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee. She is among the six-dozen Democratic lawmakers who boycotted Donald’s Trump inauguration. She did participate in the women’s march.
Michel Martin
A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I try to make my things aesthetically pleasing; but, if it isn’t functional, people will ‘oo’ and ‘aah’ over it in an exhibit but they won’t buy it. … My feeling is a chair has to be functional and comfortable for tall and short alike.
Sam Maloof
I know it sounds silly, but disrespecting a dead writer by sitting in a chair that probably never belonged to him still felt like a risk to me. So I chickened out.
John D’Agata
I have reached a state in life where I can buy a whole house full of chairs and can bump into them until they are black and blue
Mercedes McCambridge
The Democrats should have an empty chair on stage for the entire DNC, and when anyone asks who it belongs to, they can say Osama bin Laden.
Chris Rock
We don’t propose to sit here in our rocking chair with our hands folded and let the Communists set up any government in the Western Hemisphere.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Your tale is of the longest,” observed Monks, moving restlessly in his chair. It is a true tale of grief and trial, and sorrow, young man,” returned Mr. Brownlow, “and such tales usually are; if it were one of unmixed joy and happiness, it would be very brief.
Charles Dickens
When I was writing for children, I was writing genre fiction. It was like making a good chair. However beautiful it looked, it needed four legs of the same length, it had to be the right height and it had to be comfortable.
Mark Haddon
The officers saluted as she passed and gravely bowed. They walked back across the courtyard and got into their chairs. She saw Waddington light a cigarette. A little smoke lost in the air, that was the life of a man.
W. Somerset Maugham
I’ve never really been star struck. I was a little bit taken aback when I was doing a chat show recently and I was sat in the make-up chair chatting to a guy say next to me but I couldn’t look round and see who it was, it was only when I got up I realised it had been Bryan Adams I’d been talking to!
Richard Fleeshman
You don’t wanna go eggin’ him on. It’ll never be my chair that your on, crown so tight that it cuts off circulation to the brain no oxygen. Other words there’s no heir to the throne.
Books everywhere. On the shelves and on the small space above the rows of books and all along the floor and under chairs, books that I have read, books that I have not read.
Edna O’Brien
I’m going to be singing Dreams and Rhiannon when I’m 75 – and that’s just fine with me. I just hope my chiffon doesn’t get tangled in my rocking chair.
Stevie Nicks
Fly to the Catholic Church! Adhere to the only faith which continues to exist from the beginning, that faith which was preached by Paul and is upheld by the Chair of Peter.
Hippolytus of Rome
I didn’t set out to discover a truth. I was actually sent to the Outer Fringes to conduct a chair census and learn some humility. But the truth inevitably found me, as important truths often do, like a lost thought in need of a mind.
Jasper Fforde
When I was a boy, I’d hide under the kitchen table and wind string around the chairs. I have a sense now that I am pulling on those threads. The more I pull, the more it comes unraveled.
W. G. Sebald
If there was a little room somewhere in the British Museum that contained only about twenty exhibits and good lighting, easy chairs, and a notice imploring you to smoke, I believe I should become a museum man.
J. B. Priestley
… when the locked door opens, and there comes in a young woman, deadly pale, and with long fair hair, who glides to the fire, and sits down in the chair we have left there, wringing her hands.
Charles Dickens
When you sit right down in the middle of yourself you’re gonna wanna have a comfortable chair.
Ani DiFranco
When the first living thing existed, I was there waiting. When the last living thing dies, my job will be finished. I’ll put the chairs on the tables, turn out the lights and lock the universe behind me when I leave.
Neil Gaiman
Just because the only way you can maintain control over your bodily passions is to sit straight in your chair, knees together, hands delicately arranged in our lap, fingers tightly intertwined, does not mean that I am required to do the same.
Orson Scott Card
Wait, Saturday night?” The ladder-backed chair creaked and I looked up as he leaned forward to eye me in growing suspicion. “I thought you stayed home.” I shrugged and raised one eyebrow at him. “I thought I was human.
Rachel Vincent
My uncle’s dying wish – he wanted me on his lap. He was in the electric chair.
Rodney Dangerfield
Chair lifts need to be in some places so that we can get to wonderful views without having to hike to them.
Dave Barry
I mean, any time an actress gets to work with another actress, it’s like, “Oh, there are two of us in a movie! How are you? Let’s sit in the hair chair together!” We’re lonely, women.
Jennifer Garner
You can’t touch the strippers. Why are you paying to not touch someone? That is weird. How do you win in that situation? That is like walking into a deli, starving, and being like, ‘Here’s $300 – can I stare at the roast beef? Better yet, I’ll sit down in this chair and you can mash it around my mouth and balls.
Chris Hardwick
beauty is like piety–you cannot run and read it; tranquility and constancy, with, now-a-days, an easy chair, are needed.
Herman Melville
Lenny Kravitz was the biggest gentleman on set. He always helped the ladies, like by pulling out the chair for them. If we were both walking, he would always stop and let me go before him-little things like that.
Willow Shields
I tied a bunch of balloons to a beach chair and tried to float up to heaven. *begins to weep* There’s no heaven, and birds tried to kill me! *shrivels up*
Thom Yorke
Most terrors are but spectral illusions. Only have the courage of the man who could walk up to his spectre seated in the chair before him, and sit down upon it; the horrid thing will not partake the chair with you.
Arthur Helps
I served seven years as the chair of the Princeton economics department where I had responsibility for major policy decisions, such as whether to serve bagels or doughnuts at the department coffee hour.
Ben Bernanke
Bernie Sanders campaign supporters feel that he is an outsider to the party, he`s not a Democrat, that he was unfairly treated, and the chair, you know, whether they admit it or not, they are on Hillary Clinton`s side.
Joy-Ann Reid
I am a bit biased. I co-chair the campaign effort of George W. Bush.
Katherine Harris
Music is what I love to do. Music, fashion, a couple of chairs, I’m cool, I’m grateful.
Pharrell Williams
It is totally different making films in the East than in the West. In the East, I make my own Jackie Chan films, and it’s like my family. Sometimes I pick up the camera because I choreograph all the fighting scenes, even when I’m not fighting. I don’t have my own chair. I just sit on the set with everybody.
Jackie Chan
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
Henry David Thoreau
Call yourself and define your relationship to your chair the way you want to, or your disability the way you want to.
Zach Anner
Joining a Facebook group about creative productivity is like buying a chair about jogging.
Merlin Mann
If everything was perfect, it would always be a person-first conversation, but whenever I have the opportunity, I lead with my personality. If they’re looking and seeing the disability first or the chair first, I know that I have the ability to change that.
Zach Anner
I like living sparsely. In the main room, there’s no furniture – no tables, no chairs, no coffee table – not even a decaffeinated coffee table.
Sebastian Horsley
I go to a wrestling match, and I love it. But at a wrestling match, on every level – that includes Division I – you go into an empty and cold gym, you roll out a mat, and you set 10 chairs up on each side. That’s a dual meet, and it’s very hard to act like it’s a big event.
Chael Sonnen
If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist’s couch.
Marshall McLuhan
How do you learn to pray? Well how do you learn to swim? Do you sit in a chair with your feet up drinking coke learning to swim? You get down and you struggle. That’s how you learn to pray.
Leonard Ravenhill
He’s earned all his money himself, with his fists. He didn’t steal it like the rest of our politicians. And he’ll be less tempted to steal if he gets in the chair.
Vitali Klitschko
One wanted, she thought, dipping her brush deliberately, to be on a level with ordinary experience, to feel simply that’s a chair, that’s a table, and yet at the same time, It’s a miracle, it’s an ecstasy.
Virginia Woolf
Starbucks was founded around the experience and the environment of their stores. Starbucks was about a space with comfortable chairs, lots of power outlets, tables and desks at which we could work and the option to spend as much time in their stores as we wanted without any pressure to buy. The coffee was incidental.
Simon Sinek
For me, playwriting is and has always been like making a chair. Your concerns are balance, form, timing, lights, space, music. If you don’t have these essentials, you might as well be writing a theoretical essay, not a play.
Sam Shepard
It’s a strange thing to think of a man as can lift a chair with his teeth, and walk fifty mile on end, trembling and turning hot and cold at only a look from one woman out of all the rest i’ the world. It’s a mystery we can give no account of.
George Eliot
Our friend and we were invited aboard on a party of pleasure, which is to last forever. His chair was ready first, and he has gone before us. We could not all conveniently start together; and why should you and I be grieved at this, since we are soon to follow, and know where to find him.
Benjamin Franklin
Christianity is within a man, even as he is gifted with reason; it is associated with your mother’s chair, and with the first remembered, tones of her blessed voice.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I get a feeling of peace from a low so high, as I sit in my chair and watch life go by.
Kid Rock
Being a party chair, you really have a chance to make a difference. but what the Democrats have to do is recognize and accept the fact that they’re at their lowest point [in 2017] since 1928 in the United States House of Representatives and their lowest point since 1925 in states.
Mark Shields
When me and Sheila got married, all we had was an oval table, four chairs, a bed, and a painting by Matthew Smith.
Richard Attenborough
It was at a performance art space that’s no longer around, Gusto House… All of these great performers from all over the country lived on the Lower East Side, and they would take somebody’s living room that opened right onto the street, open the door and charge tickets and put up chairs.
John Leguizamo
Fiction leaves us so much work to do, allows the individual so much input; you have to see, you have to hear, you have to taste the madeleine, and while you are seemingly passive in your chair, you have to travel.
Hilary Mantel
I know what it means to sit in that chair for four or five hours. For me, it’s actually thrilling because I get to know something that I’m not used to. The others do that every working day. It’s a real commitment, not only in terms of acting in front of a camera, but just in order to get there.
Richard Sammel
The country is suffering from musical-chairs syndrome. We all dance around for a bit and then when we try to sit down again, somebody doesn’t have a chair. We’re running scared; we want ours.
Cynthia Heimel
Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I’ll tell you a story.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
… [I] recall thinking that the computer would never advance much further than this. Call me naГЇve, but I seemed to have underestimated the universal desire to sit in a hard plastic chair and stare at a screen until your eyes cross.
David Sedaris
I did study the art of being a barber because I wanted to figure out what my routine would be. Do you start in the front or back? Top or bottom? Swivel the chair or walk around? What I did discover is there’s no such thing as the perfect haircut!
Sean Patrick Thomas
A common mistake people make regarding dining rooms is to buy a matching set of table and chairs, which can be monotonous. I like to mix guest chairs in one style and head chairs in another for a more interesting, dynamic look.
Candice Olson
The machine has several virtues… One may lean back in his chair and work it. It piles an awful stack of words on one page. It don’t muss things or scatter ink blots around.
Mark Twain
The large executive chair elevates the sitter. and it is covered with the skin of some animal, preferably your predecessor.
Emilio Ambasz
Had “Malcolm in the Middle” been picked up I would not have been available for the pilot of “Breaking Bad.” And right now someone else would be sitting in this chair talking to you. Not me.
Bryan Cranston
How many more times are we going to cower under tables and chairs, whimpering like mindless dogs, thinking that someone else has the responsibility to save and protect us?
Ted Nugent
Krystal flung herself violently off the chair, away from her mother. She was surprised to feel warm liquid flowing down her cheeks, and thought confusedly of blood, but it was tears, only tears, clear and shining on her fingertips when she wiped them away.
J. K. Rowling
This is a very superficial job. I sit in a chair for two hours and get hair and makeup done and talk about myself in interviews. That’s a very vain thing to do. And I do get caught up in it sometimes.
Selena Gomez
I’d like to form a club just for fathers. Specifically, fathers of daughters. There would be lots of overstuffed leather chairs, wood paneling, dim lights. The works.
Steve Schirripa
Ten years ago she split the air To seize what she could spy Tonight she bumps against a chair, Betrayed by milky eye. She seems to pant, Time up, time up! My little dog must die, And lie in dust with Hector’s pup; I So, presently, must I.
Ogden Nash
A chair is not just a product of decorative art in a space, it is a form and a space in itself
Finn Juhl
If you really want to torture me, sit me in a room strapped to a chair and put Mariah Carey’s records on.
Cameron Diaz
Begin now, as you read these words, as you sit in your chair, to offer your whole selves, utterly and in joyful abandon, in quiet, glad surrender to Him who is within. In secret ejaculations of praise, turn in humble wonder to the Light, faint though it may be.
Thomas Raymond Kelly
When I see an old movie, like from the ’40s or ’50s or ’60s, the people look so calm. They don’t have smartphones, they’re not looking at computer screens, they’re taking their time. They’ll sit in a chair and just stare off into space. I think some day we’ll find our way back to that garden of Eden.
Rudy Rucker
Started from the chair hop now we here.
Bill Gates
Maybe there’s a trapdoor under my chair, and I’ll just disappear.
J. D. Salinger
Here in Miami, on weekends, amusement-seekers will come to the marina, set up folding chairs, and spend a highly entertaining day watching boat owners perform comical maneuvers such as forgetting to set their parking brakes and having their cars roll down the ramp and disappear, burbling gaily, below the surface.
Dave Barry
The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I think no chair is so much needed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For years I said if I could only find a comfortable chair I would rival Mozart.
Morton Feldman
I let the evening unfold. I’m the sort of guy who likes to sit in the chair and look at the wine glass.
Roger Federer
I would have things as they were in all the days of my life, and in the days of my longfathers before me: to be the Lord of this City in peace, and leave my chair to a son after me, who would be his own master and no wizard’s pupil.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Leaning forward in your chair when someone is trying to squeeze behind you isn’t enough. You also have to move the chair.
Ellen DeGeneres
There’s a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there’s a way to be on acid. What I know of acting, Sean Penn actually strapped up to that electric chair in Dead Man Walking. These are the guys that I look up to.
Shia LaBeouf
When President Kennedy come to West Virginia, he spoke about West Virginia and the people that gave the people here pride. And my family, my father remembers when President Kennedy was in Logan County and at places like the smokehouse, standing on chairs, talking to people.
Richard Ojeda
I learned how to horseback ride in English style, which is very hard, by the way. I had no idea how challenging it was. I’ve always ridden horses, but Western is like riding a horse in a rocking chair, as opposed to English, where you have to balance and hold on with your legs.
Minka Kelly
When I hear something that comes from me that makes me fall down off my chair, it’s not often.
Celine Dion
Although I get a lot of specialty services like wraps, scrubs, and mustache removal, my favorite is the simple manicure/pedicure. They work on your hands and feet at the same time while you sit in a vibrating chair. I call it the sorority girls version of a threesome.
Jen Lancaster
Jesus is interested in changing cultures, not just putting bodies in chairs.
Bill Johnson
If the presidential nominating process were an international sports competition, one would assume that top officials of both parties were taking envelopes of cash from town chairs in Durham and precinct captains in Waterloo.
George Packer
Sit, Your High Majestic Lord Princes,” she said. She yanked a chair from the table and sat herself down. “You’re in fine temper,” Raffin said. “Your hair is blue,” Katsa snapped back.
Kristin Cashore
Very often with an American movie, the end is very happy and you just feel good when you go out. When you go to a French movie, it’s kind of like, “oh!”, and you can’t go out; you’re stuck in your chair. It goes so deeply inside of the heart.
Emmanuelle Beart
[Ben Carson] critics say that your inexperience shows. You’ve suggested that the Baltic States are not a part of NATO, you were unfamiliar with the major political parties and government in Israel, and domestically, you thought Alan Greenspan had been treasury secretary instead of federal reserve chair.
Megyn Kelly
An abstract style is always bad. Your sentences should be full of stones, metals, chairs, tables, animals, men, and women.
Alain de Lille
Vacation cruises are advertised as luxurious journeys to exotic places, but a chief pleasure is the reading of books … . On steamer chairs topside or poolside, in the lounges, everywhere you see men and women with their noses in books, devouring them for hours.
Garrison Keillor
Don’t you think you’re just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic?
William Vickrey
As my own father was sick, and miserably tied to his invalid’s chair, he would have been abandoned had not an old servant performed for him a so-called service of love. My mother gave parties while he was perishing in solitude, and amused herself while he was suffering bitter agonies
Arthur Schopenhauer
My tablecloth was missing in action and long, jagged scratches covered the table’s surface.The scratches looked suspiciously like letters. I climbed on a chair and looked at it from above. MINE. Oh, that’s great. Fantastic. So mature. Perhaps he would pull my pigtails next or stick a tack on my seat.
Ilona Andrews
Again the pressure pushes me in the chair, shuts my eyes. I notice the dark red tongues of the flame outside the windows. I’m trying to memorize, fix all the feelings, the peculiarities of this descending, to tell those, who will be conquering space after me.
Valentina Tereshkova
No,” he said, voice thick and husky. His fingers dug into the chair’s arms. “You’d better not get too close.” I stopped, laughing softly. “You don’t strike me as the assaulting type, Mortensen.” “Yeah, well, there’s a first time for everything.
Richelle Mead
I’m grew up a huge fan of The Three Stooges and Monty Python, so somebody getting slapped in the face with a fish, or falling out of a chair, or running into a door, or tripping over their own feet and eating it, is all stuff I find really, really funny.
Thomas Sadoski
L.A. has a lot of good flea markets – the Rose Bowl is always a good one. I have taken to eBay, too. Some of my favorite things – especially chairs, for some reason – I got on eBay.
Tamara Taylor
I’ve got one of those over-stuffed leather chairs from the Pottery Barn. It faces north. I live in San Francisco, so there’s the Golden Gate Bridge off to the left, and there’s Alcatraz off to the right, and I’ve got a pile of pulp fiction next to me, and there’s usually a decent bottle of red wine next to the fireplace.
Mike Rowe
Someone once said to me, ‘Are you telling me that chair isn’t real, that it’s only thought?’ I said ‘Of course the chair is real. But it comes to you via Thought
Sydney Banks
A car to pick me up every day, a chair with my name on it, everybody being very polite… what can you do except sit back and watch it all, try to take it all in?
Charles Dance
People speak of the fear of the blank canvas as though it is a temporary hesitation, a trembling moment of self-doubt. For me it was more like being abducted from my bed by a clown, thrust into a circus arena with a wicker chair, and told to tame a pissed-off lion in front of an expectant crowd.
Hannah Kent
Designers take care of everything around us. Everything that is around us, this table, this chair, this lamp, this pen has been designed. All of these things, everything has been designed by somebody.
Massimo Vignelli
I rose to go, but Holmes caught me by my wrist and pushed me back into my chair. ‘It is both, or none,’ said he. ‘You may say before this gentleman anything which you may say to me.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Recently I quit caffeine. My doctor seems to think that 17 Diet Cokes per day is too much. In case you ever consider getting off caffeine yourself, let me explain the process. You begin by sitting motionlessly in a desk chair. Then you just keep doing that forever because life has no meaning.
Scott Adams
I have had national security background, 10 years on the Intelligence Committee, the last two years as chair.
Bob Graham
I quite like antiques. I like things that are old and the history they bring with them. I would rather fly to Morocco on an $800 ticket and buy a chair for $300 than spend $1,100 on one at Pottery Barn.
Walton Goggins
Draw your chair up, and hand me my violin, for the only problem which we have still to solve is how to while away these bleak autumnal evenings.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Anywhere in the world if you see a president holding his chair tightly, that man is either a thief or a tyrant, and even worse than this, he is both!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
What’s crazy to me is that people now assume I’m behind [hip-hop] tracks that other people are putting out. They’re just sitting on the edge of their chair waiting for me to put out [rap beats]. But it’s not going to happen. I’ve graduated from that.
Certainly, Doctor. Let’s talk about your chair. Victorian?
Eoin Colfer
I say that home is where there is a chair and a glass.
Graham Greene
Shut up, sit in that chair there and go into a deep trance!
Milton H. Erickson
The only, the only possibility would be if the Republicans are in the majority and they can offer me something that would be especially advantageous to Maine. Somebody said, ‘You may be a committee chair.’ I don’t think so. I don’t think anybody would want me that much.
Angus King
He lay on his chair with his hands clasped above his paunch not reading, or sleeping, but basking like a creature gorged with existence.
Virginia Woolf
My ideal office wouldn’t have a chair. You would do two things there: stand up or lie down. These are the body’s most natural positions.
Niels Diffrient
A hundred cabinet-makers in London can work a table or a chair equally well; but no one poet can write verses with such spirit and elegance as Mr. Pope.
David Hume
I creep over to my chair and sit there with my notebook and my thermos of coffee. It’s my best time for thinking, because I haven’t started thinking about anything else yet, and the thoughts can kind of go in and out of my head.
Lynne Rae Perkins
Remember and understand well that where Peter is, there is the Church; that those who refuse to associate in communion with the Chair of Peter belong to Antichrist, not to Christ. He who would separate himself from the Roman Pontiff has no further bond with Christ.
Pope Leo XIII
If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.
Prince Philip
His Grace was at her side, and lifted her down from the chair. “My enfant,” he said , “duchesses do not dance on chairs, nor do they call their brothers ‘imbГ©cile’.” LГ©onie’s twinkled irrepressibly. “I do,” she said firmly.
Georgette Heyer
The kitchen was just as empty, even the refrigerator gone, the chairs, the table–the kitchen cabinets stood open, their bare shelves reminder her of a nursery rhyme. She cleared her throat. “What would demons,” she said, “want with our microwave?
Cassandra Clare
When I was a kid in Eugene, Oregon, there was this fantastic guitar player who went out on the tables, chairs, out in the audience and played. So I started taking my guitar in the audience. I tripped, fell backwards and ripped my pants.
Meredith Brooks
I know how to cane chairs – how’s that for a useless skill? My mom once took a course and taught me how to do it when I was stuck at home sick with the flu. Now I’m all set if I ever decide to drop out of fashion and join an Amish community.
Michael Bastian
When I go to the old folks’ home, I’m gonna be sitting in a rocking chair, telling everybody how I worked with Jack [Lemmon] and Walter [Matthau].
Brent Spiner
God is still in the business of coming down to earth: to this cubicle, this email, this room, this house, this job, this hospital room, this car, this bed, this vacation. Any place can become Bethel, the house of God. Cleveland, maybe. Or the chair you’re sitting in as you read these words.
John Ortberg
I make the ‘New Wilderness’ for the drama. I want people to sit on the edge of their chairs. I want them to laugh, smile, cry.
Lorne Greene
Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.
T. S. Eliot
The Indian danced on alone. The crowd clapped up the beat. The Indian danced with a chair. The crowd went crazy. The band faded. The crowd cheered. The Indian held up his hands for silence as if to make a speech. Looking at the band and then the crowd, the Indian said, “Well, what’re you waiting for? Let’s DANCE.
Robert Fulghum
He had no money and no home; he lived entirely on the road of the racing circuit, sleeping in empty stalls, carrying with him only a saddle, his rosary, and his books…The books were the closest thing he had to furniture, and he lived in them the way other men live in easy chairs.
Laura Hillenbrand
Suddenly here was this somewhat roly-poly elderly, northern Italian peasant on the chair of Saint Peter and he was accessible – and he made himself accessible, he went to prisons, he went to hospitals, he went to the shrine of Loreto.
George Weigel
My role as the chair of the fashion department at Parsons put me face to face with all the big designers, retailers, and editors. Since I was moving in these new circles regularly, I realized I needed to do something about my own personal style. It was really Diane von Furstenberg who gave me the nudge.
Tim Gunn
I am living at the Villa Borghese. There is not a crumb of dirt anywhere, nor a chair misplaced. We are all alone here and we are dead.
Henry Miller
I’m a small person put in this big chair.
Manmohan Singh
Give Dayrolles a chair.
Lord Chesterfield
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus and a chair that’s not obtained from Craigslist that keeps poking into his back.
When I was doing ‘Generation Kill’ in Africa I worked with five really super-trained Navy SEALs who taught us all these moves like how to disarm people: if there’s a bar fight and someone’s got a chair or there’s someone with a gun behind our head, how to disable them and take them down in a swift move.
Kellan Lutz
When does he ever think?” Richard straddled a chair and accepted a wind cup from Raoul. “If he were to sell his brain, he could claim it had never been used.”, Chapter 7
Sharon Kay Penman
Stop rationalizing, stop stewing. Get up out of your chair and start doing.
Denis Waitley
As long as we can get redress in the courts, as long as the laws shall be honestly administered, as long as honesty and intelligence sit upon the bench, as long as intelligence sits in the chairs of jurors, this country will stand, the law will be enforced, and the law will be respected.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Easiest job you could ever have… whoever gets to put Michael Jackson in a witness chair and create reasonable doubt.
Richard Jeni
You’ll never see Spartacus in a (expletive) chair!
Kirk Douglas
Valek leaned back in his chair and said to me, “I don’t think I would have made it past the audition,Yelena. I probably would have set my hair on fire by this point.” “What’s a singed head for the sake of art?” I teased. He laughed.
Maria V. Snyder
Conformity may give you a quiet life; it may even bring you to a University Chair. But all change in history, all advance, comes from the nonconformists. If there had been no trouble-makers, no Dissenters, we should still be living in caves.
A. J. P. Taylor
ReadyMade’s first three issues dished out instructions for all sorts of kitschy crafts and odd projects: homemade wallets, Adirondack chairs, even taxidermy.
Tahl Raz
You want to know what it’s like to be on a plane for 22 hours? Sit in a chair, squeeze your head as hard as you can, don’t stop, then take a paper bag and put it over your mouth and nose and breath your own air over and over and over.
Lewis Black
Devotion is love overflowing. Even when there is nobody, it is overflowing – to things, to tables, to chairs, to walls. It is just overflowing, it is not a question of to whom.
Any dramatic series the producers want us to take seriously as a representationof contemporary reality cannot be taken seriously as a representation ofanything – except a show to be ignored by anyone capable of sitting uprightin a chair and chewing gum simultaneously.
Richard Schickel
You can’t sit on two chairs at once.
Andrei Sakharov
He stares at me, and then leans back in his chair. “He’s ill, Jacob.” I say nothing. “He’s a paragon schnitzophonic.” “He’s what?!” “Paragon schnitzophonic,” repeats Uncle Al. “You mean paranoid schizophrenic?” “Sure. Whatever. But the bottom line is he’s mad as a hatter.
Sara Gruen
The most important criteria for a DNC chair is going to be vision.
Keith Ellison
I had a chair at every hearth,
When no one turned to see,
With ‘Look at that old fellow there,
‘And who may he be?
William Butler Yeats
I’m onstage for an hour.I do an hour of stand-up. Actually, I do 10 minutes standing up and 50 minutes sitting in a chair. Oh, occasionally, I stand up again to do a dance or put over a song. But mostly I sit down. A great invention, sitting down.
George Burns
(You wouldn’t believe how many people will hang up a picture of an electric chair? especially if it matches the color of their curtains.
Andy Warhol
I expect to play golf until I am 90-even longer if anybody figures out a way to swing a club from a rocking chair.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
The field of ‘economics and organization’ is still young and needs support. I have been a chaired professor much of my academic life and know that such chairs are important for recruiting and retaining faculty.
Oliver E. Williamson
In the courtroom, watch the balance of the scalesIf the price is right, there’s time for more appealsThe strings are pulled, the switch is stayedThe finest lawyers fees are paidAnd a rich man never died upon the chair
Phil Ochs
You have the patience of a saint,” I grumbled, slouching into a chair. “And besides, you don’t hang out with him 24/7.” “Neither will you. It’s only 24/6.” “Same difference. It might as well be 24/10.” She frowned. “That doesn’t make any sense.
Richelle Mead
Why bother choosing a certain chair? Because that chair says something about you.
David Bowie
I was so uncomfortable at a party recently when the conversation droned on about women who are constantly getting married. I was on the edge of my chair, close to squirming in embarrassment because I myself was guilty of four husbands. I finally leaned forward and squeaked, ‘But one died!
Bette Davis
Use your past successes as a trampoline, not an easy chair.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I’ve done films where you have to get in shape for purely vanity reasons, when you read a script, turn to page 87 and it says: “Rips his shirt off and casually throws it onto chair” – and you’re going to go to the gym the next day because nobody wants to see your big fat arse out there taking your shirt off!
Bruce Willis
Dentists tell you not to pick your teeth with any sharp metal object. Then you sit in their chair and the first thing they grab is an iron hook.
Bill Cosby
In the middle of the woods Lived the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo. Two old chairs and half a candle, One old jug without a handle- These were all the worldly goods.
Edward Lear
The game of political music chairs and finger-pointing by career politicians and agency bureaucrats needs to end.
Brandon Webb
Drinking beer doesn’t make you fat, it makes you lean…Against bars, tables, chairs, and poles.
Gerard Way
I don’t want to get people nervous falling off their chairs, but Social Security is a socialist program. It’s a program by which the United States government has said that when you get old you should have a steady source of income.
Bernie Sanders
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.
Glenn Turner
I have never known a cat that couldn’t quiet me down just by walking slowly past my chair.
Rod McKuen
I was lookin’ high an’ low for them Reds everywhere, I was lookin’ in the sink an’ underneath the chair. I looked way up my chimney hole, I even looked deep inside my toilet bowl.
Bob Dylan
When I’m 80 and sitting in a rocking chair listening to the Rolling Stones, there is absolutely no way I’m going to feel old or forget my younger days.
Patty Duke
When I first went into the active Army, you could tell someone to move a chair across the room. Now you have to tell them why.
Robert Lembke
Republicans have always talked about having a big tent, but it doesn’t do any good if the tent doesn’t have any chairs in it. Bringing Latinos to the forefront, bringing women in is absolutely critical.
Cory Gardner
If you don’t want responsibility, don’t sit in the big chair. To be successful, you must accept full responsibility
Pat Summitt
The kid who throws his spaghetti from the high chair onto his father’s face, he’s pushing back. He’s sticking it to the man as he sees it. I like that. So that is punk.
Henry Rollins
In time you shall see Fate approach youIn the shape of your own image in the mirror;Or you shall sit alone by your own hearth,And suddenly the chair by you shall hold a guest,And you shall know that guest,And read the authentic message of his eyes.
Edgar Lee Masters
Hallelujah” “Your faith was strong but you needed proof. You saw her bathing on the roof. Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you. She tied you to a kitchen chair, she broke your throne, and she cut your hair. And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah.
Leonard Cohen
Efficient management without effective leadership is, as one individual phrased, it, “like straightening deck chairs on the Titanic”.
Stephen Covey
Ibsen is like this room where we are sitting, with all the tables and chairs. Do I care whether you have twenty or twenty-five links on your chain? Hedda Gabler, Nora and the rest: it is not that I want! I want Rome and the Coliseum, the Acropolis, Athens; I want beauty, and the flame of life.
Eleanora Duse
I want to think quietly, calmly, spaciously, never to be interrupted, never to have to rise from my chair, to slip easily from one thing to another, without any sense of hostility, or obstacle. I want to sink deeper and deeper, away from the surface, with its hard separate facts.
Virginia Woolf
Use crazy glue and nails to turn a rocking chair into just a chair that looks like a rocking chair.
Demetri Martin
Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs.
Fran Lebowitz
I worked on USA Today as a topic for while. I tried to do something on hand chairs, chairs that look like hands. I really tried. But some topics are not truly universal.
Jim Gaffigan
Mike Vax plays trumpet the way you have to play in order to hold down the lead chair with Stan Kenton.
Jon Hendricks
conformity has been a devastating thing. Its ill effects continue right to this day. Customers still look at the woman in the next chair and say, ‘I’ll have what she has.’ That’s all right for ordering at a restaurant – but not in a beauty parlor.
Virginia Graham
A vast deal of human sympathy runs along the electric line of needlework, stretching from the throne to the wicker chair of the humble seamstress.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
I am one who leaves the table like a man, without putting back the chair or picking up the plate
Sandra Cisneros
It was so nice to go into this fake courtroom [on Ally McBeal]. I immediately went up into the judge’s chair. Nice view. A preferable perspective.
Robert Downey, Sr.
When Tiger was 6 months old, he would sit in our garage, watching me hit balls into a net. He had been assimilating his golf swing. When he got out of the high chair, he had a golf swing.
Earl Woods
I remember my sister and I – my big sister would get up on her chair in the kitchen and sing Mary Wells’ “What’s Easy for Two Is So Hard for One.” It was 1966, and I was 10 years old.
Sharon Jones
They said that Etta James is still vulgar. I said, Oh, how dare them say I’m still vulgar. I’m vulgar because I dance in the chair. What would they want me to do? Want me to just be still or something like that? I’ve got to do something.
Etta James
Listen to the Chair Leg of Truth! It does not lie!
Warren Ellis
I don’t like to see people on trolleys in hospitals; I don’t like to see old people sitting in chairs for hours.
Enda Kenny
I try to make images that have the immediate presence we take for granted in objects – a chair, a shoe, a book, a Judd – and compose them like sentences.
Michael Craig-Martin
Chair or no chair: a binary relation. But the vicissitudes of moving the body around are infinite. You never know what a person in a chair can do.
Sarah Manguso
I grew up in a makeup chair, to see! the women around me getting ready was so aspirational, It is about mothers and daughters, a girl watching her mom at a vanity table.
Drew Barrymore
I’m coming to believe that there are two kinds of people… those who choose to be masters of their own fate and those who wait in chairs while other dance. I would rather be one of the former than the latter.
Lisa Kleypas
Oh, I didn’t think it wise to hide it. Might not be able to find it again,” I say, cheerily. “It’s sitting in plain view on your chair in the great hall. I do hope that was the best place for it.
Libba Bray
As a young boy, I read ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ and immediately became neurotic about my use of time. It taxed me severely, but only for the next 50 years. But I think it also allowed me to discipline myself to sit in the chair and be a writer, where one of the most needed qualities is patience.
Ridley Pearson
Tom Perez is really bringing in the labor aspect of the Democratic Party, a group of voters that need to get back, also Latinos. You know, he is the first Latino DNC chair in the history of Democratic Party, a growing demographic that really over performed last time.
Ruben Gallego
She has an electric blender, electric toaster and electric bread maker. She said “There are too many gadgets and no place to sit down!” So I bought her an electric chair.
Red Skelton
Trees are essentially growing chairs. There are lots of primates that sit and sleep in them.
George M. Church
Everybody in New York City knows there’s way more cars than parking spaces. You see cars driving in New York all hours of the night. Its like musical chairs except everybody sat down around 1964.
Jerry Seinfeld
Actually, I am kind of busy right now,” I drawled as I settled back into the chair and closed my eyes. “You have to make melanin while the sun shines.
Kim Harrison
I am a very lazy man, so, for me, the dream is to be at home on the chair with my family.
Andrea Bocelli
The secret to writing a screenplay is keeping your
ass in the chair.
Oliver Stone
People rich enough to redecorate every 10 months are certainly careless with antique furniture. I found four 1760 French side chairs, tapestry seats intact. Claiming them proved easier than persuading any cabdriver to transport the things.
Allan Gurganus
A normal adolescent is so restless and twitchy and awkward that he can mange to injure his knee–not playing soccer, not playing football–but by falling off his chair in the middle of French class.
Judith Viorst
Queen and huntress, chaste and fair Now the sun is laid to sleep, Seated in thy silver chair, State in wonted manner keep: Hesperus entreats thy light Goddess, excellently bright.
Ben Jonson
You never know what’s going to happen, so I get up at 6 a.m. every morning. It’s a new wakeup call for me, for sure. But you just want to be polished. That way, if anything happens, I’m ready to go. I’m not going to sit in a makeup chair for an hour and be like, “Then I’ll go get the story.”
Abby Huntsman
Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.
Ruth Reichl
Betsy returned to her chair, took off her coat and hat, opened her book and forgot the world again.
Maud Hart Lovelace
I am convinced that if we as a society work diligently in every other area of life and neglect
the family, it would be analogous to straightening deck chairs on the Titanic.
Stephen Covey
I decided to dub the room with the good chairs my lutery. Or perhaps my performatory. I would need a while to come up with something suitably pretentious.
Patrick Rothfuss
All my Dominican friends live in an area called Los Venaga. Their houses are shacks. They’d invite us over to dinner, and we’d sit in plastic chairs on the dirt inside a house.
Maika Monroe
Today is indeed an historic occasion when as a first chair-in-office woman I hand over to another woman chair in office, your Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, in the presence of a woman head of the Commonwealth, Her Royal Highness, Her Majesty the Queen of England.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.
Eliel Saarinen
In the fifth grade I discovered something I could do better than the other kids. One day, the teacher set up a bunch of chairs, and she had everyone run to the chairs and back while she timed us. I had the fastest time in the whole school!
Caitlyn Jenner
It’s possible, in a poem or short story, to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language, and to endow those things—a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman’s earring—with immense, even startling power.
Raymond Carver
One of the most poignant pieces of recent science fiction for me was the portrayal of the adults in the Pixar film WALL-E. I feel like we’re on the cusp of becoming fat babies in floating chairs being fed everything in shake form, and I feel like I am as prone to laziness as anybody.
Nick Offerman
I’m out in the ring, Shawn Michaels turns to me and says, ‘Hey, I got a couple of vertebrae out. Would you mind puttin ’em in with that chair?’ He turns his back, I whack him and all of a sudden I’m a bad guy.
Kevin Nash
Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them.
Stephen Fry
I wanted to go and I wanted to drive the miles for no pay, I wanted to set up the rings, I wanted to set up the chairs, I wanted to go to training six-seven days a week for hours upon hours and blow myself up to where I can only work on instinct. I wanted to sleep in my car. I wanted to do all of that.
Tessa Blanchard
[My father] advised me to sit every few months in my reading chair for an entire evening, close my eyes and try to think of new problems to solve. I took his advice very seriously and have been glad ever since that he did.
Luis Walter Alvarez
I tried spinning around in a chair to impress a girl.
Ray Toro
Back at his chair he cannot remember what he was reading. He feels the books beside him to find the one that is warm.
Thomas Harris
The first time I met Beyonce she was about 18 years old, sitting in a makeup chair eating fried chicken, and I knew it was only a matter of time before everyone would know her name.
Gayle King
Executive producers don’t have to do anything. Nor do any kind of producers. They just sit around on deck chairs watching stuff, and if it gets cold, they leave. Actually I suppose as a producer you’ve got to be involved in helping out with solving problems.
Russell Brand
My biggest fear isn’t crashing this bike at 85mph and losing my skin – it’s sitting in a chair at 90 and thinking ‘I wish I’d done more’
Graeme Obree
The last song I recorded with [Hank Williams, Sr.] was “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive.” I remember thinking, “Hoss, you’re not just jivin’,” because he was so weak that all he could do was sing a few lines and then just fall in the chair.
Chet Atkins
I took up knitting from time to time as a relaxation, but I always put it down again before going out to buy a rocking chair.
Beatrice Lillie
Objects of every sort are materials for the new art: paint, food, chairs, electric and neon lights, smoke, water, old socks, a dog, movies, a thousand other things which will be discovered by the present generation of artists.
Allan Kaprow
I shall be glad to see thee back, daughter, for I miss thee dreadfully. I wish I did not! I was taking a nap in my chair today, and I thought I heard thee rustling thy papers, and I looked over at thy table expecting to see thee, and alas! thee was not there, and it was dreadful.
Hannah Whitall Smith
There are ghosts in the room. As I sit here alone, from the dark corners there They come out of the gloom, And they stand at my side and they lean on my chair.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Write even when the world is chaotic. You don’t need a cigarette, silence, music, a comfortable chair, or inner peace to write. You just need ten minutes and a writing implement.
Cory Doctorow
The shrill voices of those who give orders Are full of fear like the squeakings of Piglets awaiting the butcher’s knife, as their fat arses Sweat with anxiety in their office chairs…. Fear rules not only those who are ruled, but The rulers too.
Bertolt Brecht
Don’t kiss me,” she said warningly. “I don’t intend to,” he replied, smiling a little. “I don’t have my whip and chair with me.
Linda Howard
I feel I want to be wise with white hair in a tall library in a deep chair by a fireplace.
Gregory Corso
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Jenny kissed me when we met, Jumping from the chair she sat in; Time, you thief, who love to get Sweets into your list, put that in: Say I’m weary, say I’m sad, Say that health and wealth have missed me, Say I’m growing old, but add– Jenny kissed me!
Leigh Hunt
If God had meant us to walk around naked, he would never have invented the wicker chair.
Erma Bombeck
[C]ouches and chairs covered in scratches aim away from one another, making it possible for a dozen people to sit in this room at once and not have to talk to one other person, which is a miracle in furniture arrangement.
Nova Ren Suma
Expect Nature to answer to your human values as to come into your house and sit in a chair. The economy of nature, its checks and balances, its measurements of competing life – all this is its great marvel and has an ethic of its own.
Henry Beston
I thought being in the wheelchair might be kind of limiting for me as an actor. It turned out cool in a lot of ways. Of course, at the end of the day, I can get up out of the chair and go home, but I’m very acutely aware that most people can’t, so I try to give the situation that depth.
Jim Beaver
I just said, ‘Well, the real people performing miracles every day are librarians,’ and we all laughed ourselves off our chairs.
Nancy Pearl
Worry is like rocking in a rocking chair all day, because it keeps you busy but gets you nowhere.
Joyce Meyer
I’m the co-chair of the PTA at my kids’ school, Ashmount Primary, in north Islington, London.
Arabella Weir
People buy a chair, and they don’t really care who designed it.
Arne Jacobsen
Put a chair against the door, and turn the lights down low Write a letter to yourself, no one will ever know
Jann Arden
The chair as ideas fits only the bottom as idea.
Mason Cooley
It feels like my job is to support people. I support great artists. When I worked with a symphony, I sat in the third chair, not the first chair.
Nile Rodgers
Rule One: Whenever a spectator seeks out a really good vantage point and settles down on shooting stick or canvas chair, the tallest and fattest golf watcher on the course will take up station directly in front.
Peter Dobereiner
Denzel, one of the biggest stars in the world, comes into town, everybody knows about it, and they’re ready. They got lawn chairs outside, sitting outside the gates when we’re coming on set to work. They’re always bringing food from their house to come feed you.
Jovan Adepo
I wanted to do something nice so I bought my mother-in-law a chair. Now they won’t let me plug it in.
Henny Youngman
I didn’t get into this position by being like a stiff sitting on the set in a folding chair. I did it by walking around on the streets and stirring things up.
Bill Murray
if I’d been hit with the same thing as Glenn, I probably had his doctor. The thought seemed about right when Glenn shrank back in his chair with a guilty expression. The tomato, too, was in hiding somewhere. I didn’t want to know where. I truly didn’t.
Kim Harrison
You can be strapped to the most stable chair and still feel the world give way beneath you.
Jodi Picoult
All they want to do is tie the poem to a chair with a rope and torture a confession out of it. They begin beating it with a hose to find out what it really means.
Billy Collins
The people stand up from the chairs when I hit good winners. I like to do that.
Juan Martin del Potro
Remember how I found you there alone in your electric chair, I told you dirty jokes until you smiled.
Billy Joel
I feel pain everywhere. A lot of guys in chairs do feel their legs. But if you don’t, there’s a thing called disreflex, so you know if something happens, say, you can’t feel your foot or your leg and your body reacts. You know something’s not right and you survey what’s going on.
Mark Zupan
In Hawaii, we go to this wonderful place, all families. My wife and I go directly from breakfast to a beach chair where we read all day. My daughter goes from water to pool to running around with friends she meets, some of whom are regulars there.
Stephen Collins
I grew up around the theatre. My mother is an actress. I would fall asleep on tons of theatre chairs. It’s in my blood; it’s in my spirit and my fabric of who I am.
Alicia Keys
Now she and I sit together in her room and eat chocolate, and I tell her that in a very long time when we both to go heaven, we should try to get chairs next to each other, close to the dessert table.
Anne Lamott
One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain’s chair of the Enterprise.
Patrick Stewart
She pulled off Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse and settled down in a comfortable leather chair by the fire to read.
Lucinda Riley
We already do a couple numbers with chairs – chairs being a classic, Bob Fosse-ish, showbizzy prop, but the punk element is that it’s just me and Stephanie and this funky band from Austin.
Megan Mullally
I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind every corporation desk and director’s chair.
Gloria Swanson
I wouldn’t say that I’m the greatest guitarist ever. I’d say probably that I’m the greatest guitarist sitting in this chair.
Jimi Hendrix
As much as Metallica rocked, they always had these song names… ‘The Thing That Shouldn’t Be’. ‘The Chair That Wasn’t There’, you know?
Bill Burr
People come to the stadium to forget their lives for 90 minutes, and it’s up to us to give them satisfaction; to get them out of their chairs and to fall asleep with stars in their eyes.
Kylian Mbappe
I’m on top of my green like a lawn chair
Lil Wayne
I was honored when [Donald Trump] asked me to chair the transition effort.
Mike Pence
On one occasion I had to sleep on a stretcher balanced on two kitchen chairs. It wasn’t glamorous.
Vera Lynn
She’s forgetting,’ Ellen said to Jack, plumping herself down on a chair. ‘All of her life is leaking out of her. Soon there will be nothing left.
Isobelle Carmody
Regis Philbin is very successful in his own right. We have a new thing where he have chairs and we sit and talk to each other about my career and his career. It works pretty well if I do say so.
Don Rickles
There’s really nothing like a live audience right there. When you’re in a bad show, you can hear the creaks in the chairs.
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Looking at the past is like lolling in a rocking chair. It is so relaxing and you can rock back and forth on the porch, and never go forward.
Martha Graham
If you look at some of the clips of me in the operating room, I sit in the chair, I control the microscope with my mouth, I connect, my hands are always working in the brain, my feet are controlling everything.
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
There is always something melancholic about the empty chairs.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I love kids with a passion I usually reserve for hot cheese, miniature chairs, and Prince concerts, but I feel no stress to reproduce simply because of a fear of withering eggs.
Olivia Wilde
Honour, the spur that pricks the princely mind,
To follow rule and climb the stately chair.
George Peele
When one is a child, the disposition of objects, tables and chairs and doors, seems part of the natural order: a house-move lets in chaos – as it does for a dog.
Elizabeth Bowen
All women, and men of color – we were owned like tables and chairs. We spent a hundred years getting a legal identity as human beings. That’s a big thing.
Gloria Steinem
We’re not handling things anymore before they arrive on our doorstep. I like to feel how thin porcelain can be, run my hand over a textile, see if I want to sit in a chair.
Nate Berkus
Never open your mouth,unless you’re in the dentist chair
Sammy Gravano
Humourists lead… an existence of jumpiness and apprehension. They sit on the edge of the chair of Literature. In the house of Life they have the feeling that they have never taken off their overcoats.
James Thurber
Thin-lipped wisdom spoke at her from the worn chair, hinted at prudence, quoted from that book of cowardice whose author apes the name of common sense.
Oscar Wilde
Finish. The difference between being a writer and being a person of talent is the discipline it takes to apply the seat of your pants to the seat of your chair and finish. Don’t talk about doing it. Do it. Finish.
E. L. Konigsburg
I’m not old-fashioned when it comes to dating, but there’s something nice about a guy pulling out a girl’s chair and opening the door for her, even if it’s just in the beginning.
Lauren Conrad
The hard part of writing at all is sitting your ass down in a chair and writing it. There’s always something better to do, like I’ve got an interview, sharpening the pencils, trimming the roses. There’s always something better to do. Going to a writer’s club?
Jerry Pournelle
I knew that if I could put a table in a room with not much light and a couple of chairs, I could have a real conversation. And I know that people… like to eavesdrop on a conversation.
Charlie Rose
When you look in one direction where Troy’s chair was, you could see out through the yard across the street, there was an old cork bar advertisement for five cents. We wanted it to feel like this was real life [in Fences] and that it extended blocks and blocks.
Denzel Washington
There’s constant drama, and I’m busy, busy, but at the center of the madness is the desire to write, the need to write. That desire, that need, is as palpable and relentless as any junkie’s craving, and will possess me all day until I can park myself in a chair and do my work.
Jillian Medoff
I told my fans online how I hated my squeaky office chair. One day, a fan sent me a new chair. It was crazy! I still use the chair today. Pretty awesome.
Austin Mahone
As I was sitting in my chair, I knew the bottom wasn’t there, Nor legs nor back, but I just sat, Ignoring little things like that.
William Hughes Mearns
After a lifetime’s independence– yes, selfish independence as my daughter would rightly claim – I am terrified of being reduced to childhood once more, to helplessness, to seas of confusion from which the cruel lucid intervals poke up like rock shoals.
Rosie Thomas
I’ve got too many of my friends that retired and went home and got on a rocking chair, and about a year and a half later, I’m always going to the cemetery.
Red Adair
Usability methods are like sandpapering a chair. If you are making a chair, the sandpaper can make it smoother. But no amount of sandpaper will turn a chair into a table.
Alan Cooper
Every home should have a room, or at least a nook with two chairs, where it is a sin punishable by immediate expulsion to speak of money, business, politics or the state of one’s teeth.
Robert Grudin
I’m just really excited to promote the movie [I know The Chair ] and the show in a different way, and not just the typical Hollywood way, which I don’t think I’ll ever fit into.
Shane Dawson
She looked into the staring glass eyes and complacent face, and suddenly a sort of heartbroken rage seized her. She lifted her little savage hand and knocked Emily off the chair, bursting into a passion of sobbing- Sara who never cried.
Frances Hodgson Burnett
For 35 years, Frank Cross held one of the most prestigious chairs in academia: the Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages at Harvard University. I believe that’s the third oldest university chair in the country.
Hershel Shanks
You know who doesn’t get the death penalty? Crazy people. That’s a defense in America. My client’s crazy. He doesn’t know what he did. Fine, then he doesn’t know we’re gonna kill him. If a guy’s that retard, you put him the electric chair and tell him it’s a ride.
Bobby Slayton
The game is an analogy for life: there are not enough chairs or good times to go around, not enough food, not enough joy, nor beds nor jobs nor laughs nor friends nor smiles nor money nor clean air to breathe…and yet the music goes on.
Steve Toltz
I’ve never stayed at a bed and breakfast. If I did, I figure you would start to get hungry! “Is that all you got around here? Well, maybe you can direct me to a chair lunch dinner.”
Mitch Hedberg
Whilst the last members were signing it Doctr. Franklin looking towards the Presidents chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him, that Painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun.
James Madison
I have thrown chairs, but only during football matches. Generally, I am well-behaved. I do not like to make people angry.
Jose Carreras
We’re way overdue on a woman sitting in one of those Big Three chairs.
Elizabeth Vargas
Ah, I’m a woman that’s been clear around the world in my rocking chair, and I tell you we all get surprises now and then.
Eudora Welty
I would say a must-do in Canada would be to go skiing at Whistler in Vancouver. You could take a chair lift for like a half hour to the top of this mountain and you ski down, it takes like so long to get to the bottom. You go past the clouds. It’s absolutely incredible.
Sebastian Bach
When I glanced at the chair, it started to shake. I’d like to think it was scared of me, but I rarely invoked that response in living things, let alone inanimate objects.
Kelley Armstrong
There’s a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I’ll not be parting with that, nor our bed – the four-poster – I’ll be needing that to die in.
Helen Hayes
No matter where you go in this world, you will always find a Jew sitting in the beach chair next to you.
Don Rickles
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
Albert Einstein
When I was in elementary school, we had the kid who threw chairs, the kid who stuttered, and the kid who went to the bathroom on himself … but we never had the kid who came in one day and started shooting everyone.
Bill Simmons
What a circus act we women perform every day of our lives. Look at us. We run a tightrope daily, balancing a pile of books on the head. Baby-carriage, parasol, kitchen chair, still under control. Steady now! This is not the life of simplicity but the life of multiplicity that the wise men warn us of.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Years ago, I met once a week, 9 A.M. sharp, with a therapist whom I will call Dr. Mason. We would settle in well-worn chairs, Dr. Mason, a slender, balding middle-ager in blazer and striped tie, and me, an anxious academic in Levi’s and tweeds.
Lee Gutkind
You know the first time I sat in the chair I felt anything but up, it was very emotional for me. I had a chair in my hotel room, a chair at rehearsal, and I was trying to spend as much time as I could in the chair.
Gregory Hines
I am, I said to no one there and no one heard at all, not even a chair.
Neil Diamond
It was also a room full of books and made of books. There was no actual furniture; this is to say, the desk and chairs were shaped out of books. It looked as though many of them were frequently referred to, because they lay open with other books used as bookmarks.
Terry Pratchett
It was like living in a new house. I saw the undersides of tables, walked through the tangle of chair legs. It would be good to be a dog, I thought. You would feel safe surrounded by all of these leggy objects that never tried to run away.
Augusten Burroughs
For Randy Neugebauer, the Texas Republican who chairs the investigations subcommittee, the top sources of funding for his 2012 reelection campaign are from the insurance, banking, finance, securities and real estate industries.
Gary Weiss
You’d be surprised how many people want to hang an electric chair on their living-room wall. Specially if the background color matches the drapes.
Andy Warhol
Now that you’re Secretary of War, what kind of an army do you think we ought to have?
Groucho Marx
I’ve been an inveterate reader of literary magazines since I was a teenager. There are always discoveries. You’re sitting in your easy chair, reading; you realize you’ve read a story or a group of poems four times, and you know, Yes, I want to go farther with this writer.
Marilyn Hacker
A chair must be really important as an object, because my mother always told me to offer my chair to a lady
Ettore Sottsass
When you hire great actors, you’re lucky, so you just try to create an atmosphere where they can succeed and relax and take risks. You’re happy that you get to watch them at the monitor and that your name is on the director’s chair.
Ben Affleck
He lunged for the maps. I grabbed the chair and hit him with it. He went down. I hit him again to make sure he stayed that way, stepped over him, and picked up the maps. “I win.
Ilona Andrews
When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.
Sylvester Stallone
The moment Aunt March took her nap, or was busy with company, Jo hurried to this quiet place, and curling herself up in the easy chair, devoured poetry, romance, history, travels, and pictures like a regular bookworm.
Louisa May Alcott
It is better to have the power of self-protection than to depend on any man, whether he be the Governor in his chair of State, orthe hunted outlaw wandering through the night, hungry and cold and with murder in his heart.
Lillie Devereux Blake
I’m not drunk onstage, although I’ve done that a couple of times when I was younger. It’s partly just the way I talk – I talk like somebody in a rocking chair. I’m your 150-year-old grandmother.
Dylan Moran
The peculiar grace of a Shaker chair is due to the fact that it was made by someone capable of believing that an angel might come and sit on it.
Thomas Merton
I want people to understand that design is so much more than cute chairs – that it is first and foremost everything that is around us in our life.
Paola Antonelli
When I go, God’s going to have to give up his favourite chair.
Brian Clough
The coward does not know what it means to be alone: an enemy is always standing behind his chair.
Friedrich Nietzsche
If more designers had bad backs, we would have more good chairs.
Ralph Caplan
People think being in your seventies means sitting around in a chair with a blanket over your legs, drooling.
Don Rickles
I give away wheelchairs to people who need them because they’re expensive and not everybody can afford one. So I figured why not raise funds to buy the chairs and improve people’s ability to get around.
Mohammed Saeed Harib
I worked odd jobs delivering pizza, folding chairs, telemarketing, selling kitchen cutlery door to door.
Mark Foster
I think there’s nothing worse than inertia. You can inert and study your navel and gradually you’ll fall off the chair. I think the key is to keep flying.
Ridley Scott
The sandy cat by the Farmer’s chair
Mews at his knee for dainty fare;
Old Rover in his moss-greened house
Mumbles a bone, and barks at a mouse.
In the dewy fields the cattle lie
Chewing the cud ‘neath a fading sky;
Dobbin at manger pulls his hay:
Gone is another summer’s day.
Walter de La Mare
We’ll work with any designer producing something linked to gastronomy. So a chair for the dining area, a van to move food around. Anything that’s connected to the gastronomic process.
Ferran Adria
One of the women at the clinic had remarked dryly that Harrow’s personal magnetism not only affected men, women and children but also extended to armoires, assorted chairs and the nearby goldfish in a bowl.
Lisa Kleypas
Some people have to move, physically, to “get” something. But if you’re stuck in a chair, that’s not your limitation – it’s simply not an optimal condition for you.
David Allen
The thorn in the cushion of the editorial chair.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I have never, honestly, thrown a chair in my life.
Steve Ballmer
July 24, 6:03 A.M. The laundry was warm and the rafters were firm, and Michael Holzapfel jumped from the chair as if it were a cliff… Michael Holzapfel knew what he was doing. He killed himself for wanting to live.
Markus Zusak