Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 21
Pulled Rail

Many Americans have a romanticized view of trains, rooted in a bygone era of elaborately adorned rail cars lit by flickering gas lamps and pulled by smoke-belching steam locomotives.

- Alan Huffman

Shadow Ahead

Once upon a time, I was morbidly sensitive about the impertinence born of sociology. Taxi drivers would not stop for me after dark; white girls jogged to keep ahead of my shadow thrown at their heels by the amber street lamps. Part of me didn't blame them, but most of me was hurt.

- Darryl Pinckney

Color Small

I just don't think there are any rules to color. You have a small space with no windows? Put lamps in there, make it dramatic, paint the ceiling black. Do something with it. If it's dark, accentuate the darkness.

- David Bromstad

Too Much Too

I spend far too much time on eBay buying lamps and upholstery remnants.

- Heidi Julavits

Pond Pumped

I grew up during the war years in a tiny cottage with no electricity. Water for washing was pumped from a pond. My brother and I had to fetch drinking water from a tap at the end of the lane, and light was from candles, paraffin lamps, and our nightly log fire.

- Helen Craig

Green Fragrant

Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps, and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons.

- Henry Timrod

Own Standard

Within my own life, I read all the beloved novels by lamps of vegetable oil; I saw the Standard Oil invading my own village, I saw gas lamps in the Chinese shops in Shanghai; and I saw their elimination by electric lights.

- Hu Shih

Our Inescapable

Most of us, myself included, have forgotten what real darkness is like. We live in a world where light is inescapable. It comes from street lamps, headlights, security floodlights, and even the faint glow of our alarm clocks.

- Jake Halpern

Going Over

The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.

- Edward Grey

Love I Love

I love lamps. I can't stand overhead lighting. I have to have everything on a dimmer.

- Kate Spade

Mechanical Technical

I was mainly a stage actor. I found film acting mechanical, because it was so technical - there was so much technique with the lamps and the movements of the camera.

- Erland Josephson

Rural Had

During my adolescence, our family dwelt in rural Alaska. We were dirt poor, Depression-era poor. Tarpaper shack and kerosene lamps. In those days I read because that's all I had. I wrote because that's all I had.

- Laird Barron

Very Mostly

A well-designed home has to be very comfortable. I can't stand the aesthetes, the minimal thing. I can't live that way. My home has to be filled with stuff - mostly paintings, sculpture, my fish lamps, cardboard furniture, lots of books.

- Frank Gehry

Some Urge

First, I only get earthen lamps during Diwali, and I urge everyone to do so, so that people who make these diyas can earn money and have a good Diwali. Also, I celebrate the festival with special children. I take homemade sweets for them like halwa or jaggery and spend some time with them.

- Sangram Singh

Strong Musical

The definition of a musical is that the emotion is so strong that you can't talk anymore, you have to sing. The emotion isn't strong enough when you're just like, 'Let's take a second to sing about lamps!'

- Rachel Bloom

Being Very

I drink lots of water - being under hot lamps all day is very dehydrating.

- Sarah Alexander

Natural Literally

My home has to feel airy and bright with natural light. I don't switch on lamps until it is literally black outside.

- Rachel Zoe

Streets Illumination

As we moved along in a little procession, I was delighted with the illumination of the streets. So many lamps, and they burned until morning, my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns.

- Mary Antin

Surrounding Gig

Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.

- Virginia Woolf

Chambers Whose

The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face the same colour.

- Walter Savage Landor

Magic Putting

One way of grounding the magic is by putting in lots of stuff about street lamps, carriages, and how difficult it is to get good servants.

- Susanna Clarke