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.
has brought me
no roubles to spare:
no craftsmen have made
mahogany chairs for my house.
has brought me
no roubles to spare:
no craftsmen have made
mahogany chairs for my house.
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.
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.
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.
You sittin’ here chained to your rockin’ chair.
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.
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. вЂњAre you psychotic?вЂќ I asked, realizing my plan to charm and bribe him if need be flew out the window the minute I opened my mouth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.
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.
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.
Tell me what chair you’ve designed and I’ll tell you what sort of architect you are.
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.
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.
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.
Every chair should be a throne and hold a king.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don’t sort of sit in a chair and pompously feel proud of myself about all the things we might have accomplished.
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.
Republican candidates had to appeal to their base, which is by and large elderly white people arguing with empty chairs.
I wanted to clear up the slum of legsвЂ¦ I wanted to make the chair all one thing again.
I came to the table, pulled up a chair, and sat. вЂњEveryone brought a pet. I feel left out.вЂќ 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.
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.
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.
What is a throne? A chair; ornamented but a poisonous chair!
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.
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.
If it’s the right chair, it doesn’t take too long to get comfortable in it.
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.
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.
She longed to throw something at him. A chair. Herself.
My kid wants to be a prison warden when he grows up so he can put thumb tacks on the electric chairs.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
When you burn the chair, you suddenly realize that the chair in your mind did not burn or disappear
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.
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.
Does it make any sense at all that the chair of a national party would want fewer voters to see our candidates?
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.’
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.
Never let a little man to sit on a big chair; that would be a big disaster!
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.
Donald Trump’s mother, who said, Donnie! Stop playing Monopoly and get in that barber’s chair! Never got a dinner!
Women have a favorite room, men a favorite chair.
I’m not a big hijinker. I’m a big sit-in-my-chair-and-read-a-book-er.
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.
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.
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.
Everything I have ever written has been in the same chair, in the same room.
Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A lot of people believe, including Howard Dean is looking at this, that the Democratic party demands a full-time chair.
A bunch of chairs lined up in front of a podium equals school.
Hell, I’m an old man. I’m 70 years old. I’m supposed to be sitting on a rocking chair watching the sunset.
No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.
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.
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.
Is not beauty in music too often confused with something which lets the ears lie back in an easy chair?
The art and act of writing – speaking just for myself – involves getting your proverbial ass in the proverbial chair.
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.
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.
The discontented man finds no easy chair.
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.
If the club was empty, I sang to the chairs.
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.
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.
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.
Only uncomfortable chairs become antiques – the comfortable ones are worn out by hard use.
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.’
James loved Rhode Island, … He loved the ocean. He would sit in his beach chair for hours and look out at the ocean.
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.
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.
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.
No one chair should be isolated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JESUS WILL LIFT you out of the deepest pit, but He will not lift you out of your easy chair.
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.
Good-bye is always hello to something else. Good-bye/hello, good-bye/hello, like the sound of a rocking chair.
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.
I do like to keep mementos from my work, whether they be photos, the backs of make-up chairs or even props and clothes.
Keelhaul the poets in the vestry chairs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That would bring tears to the eyes of a rocking chair.
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.
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.
To talk of atomic energy in terms of atomic bombs is like talking of electricity in terms of the electric chair.
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!”
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.
I don’t want them to kill no hog . . . . I want a man to go to that chair, on his own two feet.
Settle into mystery as you would settle into your most comfortable chair. Listen. Have visions. Lose yourself.
The first time I heard Clyde McPhatter singing with the Dominoes at the Apollo I just fell off my chair
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He could dismiss several schools of philosophy by shifting slightly in his chair or toting his whisky glass.
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.
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.
When the grandmothers of today hear the word ‘Chippendales,’ they don’t necessarily think of chairs.
Blest that abode, where want and pain repair, And every stranger finds a ready chair.
If the husband sits on a chair in the Garden of Eden, his wife is his footstool.
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.
Poirot said placidly, вЂњOne 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 вЂ“ вЂќ he tapped his egg-shaped head вЂ“ вЂњthis, that functions!
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
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.
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.
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.
Metaphorically I am made of chairs. It’s a metaphor though. That means I am not actually made of the chairs.
Legislation won’t necessarily start a riot. But the right song can make someone pick up a chair.
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
For a moment Jack felt the strongest inclination to snatch up his little gilt chair and beat the white-faced man down with it.
Our guys took Shop and Advanced Shop. Shop is when you make a chair. Advanced Shop is when you paint it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Novels are written, not wished into existence. You have to sit your ass in the chair or nothing gets done.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you have a bunch of comfortable upholstered pieces, a single bronze or brass chair really turns the energy up.
Chairs are like sculpture.
Like a barber’s chair that fits all buttocks.
I have no plans to rock myself to sleep in my bath chair yet.
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.
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.
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.
Adventure is where you find it, any place, every place, except at home in the rocking chair.
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.
Writing can wreck your body. You sit there on the chair hour after hour and sweat your guts out to get a few words.
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.
I wanted to design a chair which looked like a shrub pruned to look
like a chair.
like a chair.
It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You wouldn’t want Alan Greenspan to write the instructions for assembling a beach chair.
I’m 43. I’m not ready to sit down in a chair with my name on it yet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Necessity invented stools,
Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs,
And luxury the accomplish’d Sofa last.
Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs,
And luxury the accomplish’d Sofa last.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
I wonder what chairs think about all day: “Oh, here comes another asshole.”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
There is a peacefulness, an air of reflection, about a rocking-chair that attaches to no other moving object.
Every new fad or fashion at once has its denouncers from the pulpit, platform, professor’s chair.
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.
His books were the closest thing he had to furniture and he lived in them the way other men live in easy chairs.
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.
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.
My chair was nearest to the fire
In every company
That talked of love or politics,
Ere Time transfigured me.
In every company
That talked of love or politics,
Ere Time transfigured me.
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)
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.
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.
If a Negro does, it’s the whole damn Negro race.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Humanity’s become a product and when humanity is a product, you get Auschwitz and you get Chair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I sit here in this chair, I pour myself some whiskey, and watch my troubles vanish into the air.
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.
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.
One reason I left local news was that I was tired of the constant musical chairs among news directors.
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.
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.
When I sit back in my rocking chair someday, I want to be able to say I’ve done it all.
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.
A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world.
I try to make my things aesthetically pleasing; but, if it isnвЂ™t functional, people will вЂooвЂ™ and вЂaahвЂ™ over it in an exhibit but they wonвЂ™t buy it. вЂ¦ My feeling is a chair has to be functional and comfortable for tall and short alike.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
… 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.
When you sit right down in the middle of yourself you’re gonna wanna have a comfortable chair.
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.
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.
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.
My uncle’s dying wish – he wanted me on his lap. He was in the electric chair.
Chair lifts need to be in some places so that we can get to wonderful views without having to hike to them.
I mean, any time an actress gets to work with another actress, itвЂ™s like, вЂњOh, there are two of us in a movie! How are you? LetвЂ™s sit in the hair chair together!вЂќ WeвЂ™re lonely, women.
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.
beauty is like piety–you cannot run and read it; tranquility and constancy, with, now-a-days, an easy chair, are needed.
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.
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*
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.
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.
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.
I am a bit biased. I co-chair the campaign effort of George W. Bush.
Music is what I love to do. Music, fashion, a couple of chairs, I’m cool, I’m grateful.
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.
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
Call yourself and define your relationship to your chair the way you want to, or your disability the way you want to.
Joining a Facebook group about creative productivity is like buying a chair about jogging.
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.
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.
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.
If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist’s couch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I get a feeling of peace from a low so high, as I sit in my chair and watch life go by.
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.
When me and Sheila got married, all we had was an oval table, four chairs, a bed, and a painting by Matthew Smith.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and IвЂ™ll tell you a story.
… [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.
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!
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.
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.
The large executive chair elevates the sitter. and it is covered with the skin of some animal, preferably your predecessor.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
A chair is not just a product of decorative art in a space, it is a form and a space in itself
If you really want to torture me, sit me in a room strapped to a chair and put Mariah Carey’s records on.
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.
When I see an old movie, like from the вЂ™40s or вЂ™50s or вЂ™60s, the people look so calm. They donвЂ™t have smartphones, theyвЂ™re not looking at computer screens, theyвЂ™re taking their time. TheyвЂ™ll sit in a chair and just stare off into space. I think some day weвЂ™ll find our way back to that garden of Eden.
Started from the chair hop now we here.
Maybe there’s a trapdoor under my chair, and I’ll just disappear.
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.
The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I think no chair is so much needed.
For years I said if I could only find a comfortable chair I would rival Mozart.
I let the evening unfold. I’m the sort of guy who likes to sit in the chair and look at the wine glass.
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.
Leaning forward in your chair when someone is trying to squeeze behind you isn’t enough. You also have to move the chair.
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.
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.
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.
When I hear something that comes from me that makes me fall down off my chair, it’s not often.
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.
Jesus is interested in changing cultures, not just putting bodies in chairs.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
An abstract style is always bad. Your sentences should be full of stones, metals, chairs, tables, animals, men, and women.
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.
Don’t you think you’re just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have had national security background, 10 years on the Intelligence Committee, the last two years as chair.
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.
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.
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!
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?
I say that home is where there is a chair and a glass.
Shut up, sit in that chair there and go into a deep trance!
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.
He lay on his chair with his hands clasped above his paunch not reading, or sleeping, but basking like a creature gorged with existence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m a small person put in this big chair.
Give Dayrolles a chair.
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.
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
Stop rationalizing, stop stewing. Get up out of your chair and start doing.
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.
Easiest job you could ever have… whoever gets to put Michael Jackson in a witness chair and create reasonable doubt.
You’ll never see Spartacus in a (expletive) chair!
Valek leaned back in his chair and said to me, вЂњI donвЂ™t think I would have made it past the audition,Yelena. I probably would have set my hair on fire by this point.вЂќ вЂњWhatвЂ™s a singed head for the sake of art?вЂќ I teased. He laughed.
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.
ReadyMade’s first three issues dished out instructions for all sorts of kitschy crafts and odd projects: homemade wallets, Adirondack chairs, even taxidermy.
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.
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.
You can’t sit on two chairs at once.
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.
The most important criteria for a DNC chair is going to be vision.
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?
When no one turned to see,
With ‘Look at that old fellow there,
‘And who may he be?
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Why bother choosing a certain chair? Because that chair says something about you.
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!
Use your past successes as a trampoline, not an easy chair.
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!
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.
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.
The game of political music chairs and finger-pointing by career politicians and agency bureaucrats needs to end.
Drinking beer doesn’t make you fat, it makes you lean…Against bars, tables, chairs, and poles.
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.
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.
I have never known a cat that couldn’t quiet me down just by walking slowly past my chair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you don’t want responsibility, don’t sit in the big chair. To be successful, you must accept full responsibility
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.
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.
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.
Efficient management without effective leadership is, as one individual phrased, it, “like straightening deck chairs on the Titanic”.
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.
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.
Use crazy glue and nails to turn a rocking chair into just a chair that looks like a rocking chair.
Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs.
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.
Mike Vax plays trumpet the way you have to play in order to hold down the lead chair with Stan Kenton.
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.
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.
I am one who leaves the table like a man, without putting back the chair or picking up the plate
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.
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.
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.
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.
Listen to the Chair Leg of Truth! It does not lie!
I don’t like to see people on trolleys in hospitals; I don’t like to see old people sitting in chairs for hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trees are essentially growing chairs. There are lots of primates that sit and sleep in them.
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.
Actually, I am kind of busy right now,вЂќ I drawled as I settled back into the chair and closed my eyes. вЂњYou have to make melanin while the sun shines.
I am a very lazy man, so, for me, the dream is to be at home on the chair with my family.
The secret to writing a screenplay is keeping your
ass in the chair.
ass in the chair.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.
Betsy returned to her chair, took off her coat and hat, opened her book and forgot the world again.
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.
the family, it would be analogous to straightening deck chairs on the Titanic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 thingsвЂ”a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman’s earringвЂ”with immense, even startling power.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
I tried spinning around in a chair to impress a girl.
Back at his chair he cannot remember what he was reading. He feels the books beside him to find the one that is warm.
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.
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.
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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Write even when the world is chaotic. You donвЂ™t need a cigarette, silence, music, a comfortable chair, or inner peace to write. You just need ten minutes and a writing implement.
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.
DonвЂ™t kiss me,вЂќ she said warningly. вЂњI donвЂ™t intend to,вЂќ he replied, smiling a little. вЂњI donвЂ™t have my whip and chair with me.
I feel I want to be wise with white hair in a tall library in a deep chair by a fireplace.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
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!
If God had meant us to walk around naked, he would never have invented the wicker chair.
[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.
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.
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.
I just said, ‘Well, the real people performing miracles every day are librarians,’ and we all laughed ourselves off our chairs.
Worry is like rocking in a rocking chair all day, because it keeps you busy but gets you nowhere.
I’m the co-chair of the PTA at my kids’ school, Ashmount Primary, in north Islington, London.
People buy a chair, and they don’t really care who designed it.
Put a chair against the door, and turn the lights down low Write a letter to yourself, no one will ever know
The chair as ideas fits only the bottom as idea.
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.
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.
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.
I wanted to do something nice so I bought my mother-in-law a chair. Now they won’t let me plug it in.
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.
if IвЂ™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 didnвЂ™t want to know where. I truly didnвЂ™t.
You can be strapped to the most stable chair and still feel the world give way beneath you.
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.
The people stand up from the chairs when I hit good winners. I like to do that.
Remember how I found you there alone in your electric chair, I told you dirty jokes until you smiled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She pulled off Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse and settled down in a comfortable leather chair by the fire to read.
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.
I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind every corporation desk and director’s chair.
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.
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?
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.
IвЂ™m on top of my green like a lawn chair
I was honored when [Donald Trump] asked me to chair the transition effort.
On one occasion I had to sleep on a stretcher balanced on two kitchen chairs. It wasn’t glamorous.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is always something melancholic about the empty chairs.
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.
Honour, the spur that pricks the princely mind,
To follow rule and climb the stately chair.
To follow rule and climb the stately chair.
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.
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.
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.
Never open your mouth,unless you’re in the dentist chair
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a lifetime’s independenceвЂ“ yes, selfish independence as my daughter would rightly claim вЂ“ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
I have thrown chairs, but only during football matches. Generally, I am well-behaved. I do not like to make people angry.
We’re way overdue on a woman sitting in one of those Big Three chairs.
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.
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.
When I glanced at the chair, it started to shake. IвЂ™d like to think it was scared of me, but I rarely invoked that response in living things, let alone inanimate objects.
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.
No matter where you go in this world, you will always find a Jew sitting in the beach chair next to you.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am, I said to no one there and no one heard at all, not even a chair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now that you’re Secretary of War, what kind of an army do you think we ought to have?
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.
A chair must be really important as an object, because my mother always told me to offer my chair to a lady
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.
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.
When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When I go, God’s going to have to give up his favourite chair.
The coward does not know what it means to be alone: an enemy is always standing behind his chair.
If more designers had bad backs, we would have more good chairs.
People think being in your seventies means sitting around in a chair with a blanket over your legs, drooling.
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.
I worked odd jobs delivering pizza, folding chairs, telemarketing, selling kitchen cutlery door to door.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The thorn in the cushion of the editorial chair.
I have never, honestly, thrown a chair in my life.
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.