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Halls Quotes


"The halls of justice. That's the only place you see the justice, is in the halls." - Lenny Bruce

"In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls." - Lenny Bruce

"Boxing is smoky halls and kidneys battered until they bleed." - Roger Kahn

"Initially we performed in halls with capacities of 1,000." - Neville Marriner

"Isn't it amazing that the Germans call their city halls 'rat houses'? That's what we should call our city halls!" - Drew Carey

"O You kings of halls and ends of halls, You will die within these walls, And I'll go, all down the row, Knockin' on Joe." - Nick Cave

"The hope that people walk into poker halls with and the despair they leave with was something I researched by actually visiting these poker halls." - Jason Gedrick

"And there'd be no more jokes in Music-halls To mock the riddled corpses round Bapaume." - Siegfried Sassoon

"The piano bar is the gateway to the halls of masturbation." - Henry Miller

"Oh, leave the gay and festive scenes, The halls of dazzling light." - Henry Jackson Van Dyke

"Underneath Day's azure eyes, Ocean's nursling, Venice lies, A peopled labyrinth of walls, Amphitrite's destined halls" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The size of the halls doesn't matter to me too much" - Doc Watson

"To guide someone through the halls of hell is not the same as love." - Gregory Orr

"I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls, With vassals and serfs at my side." - Alfred Bunn

"Feast, and your halls are crowded; Fast, and the world goes by." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"A record is a concert without halls and a museum whose curator is the owner." - Glenn Gould

"Anne laughed. "I don't want sunbursts or marble halls, I just want you." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"I don't think the only place to fight for freedom is in the halls of Congress." - Malcolm Wallop

"I probably hold more town halls than any member of Congress." - Joe Walsh

"I headline concert halls for 20,000 people, but I still play smaller venues." - David Guetta

"The size of the halls doesn't matter to me too much." - Doc Watson

"The White House is dismissing these fiery town halls as the result of professional protesters. Well, that`s exactly how President [Barack] Obama team`s and Democrats dismissed the 2009 town halls and Tea Party protests." - Chuck Todd

"Special interests and opponents have figured out how easy it is to disrupt town halls and get their own message out. The days of the truly free-form town halls may be over." - Mark Mckinnon

"Art, after all, is traditionally displayed against vacancies: paintings on dun walls, sculptures in empty spaces, music in quiet halls." - John Hart

"People who harbor strong convictions without evidence belong at the margins of our societies, not in our halls of power." - Sam Harris

"And you should not be out and about in your nightgown. There are Lightwoods wandering these halls." - Cassandra Clare

"...I felt fear enter the halls of my mind, but I didn't give it the keys to every room." - Dean Koontz

"And it feels strange, almost sad, to walk through ther empty halls. Each step I take sounds so lonely." - Jay Asher

"You won't find God at the Seminary and you won't find wisdom in the halls of intellectualism." - Charles R Swindoll

"I think people are beating each other up in the halls of Congress, as they did in the late 1850s." - Victor Davis Hanson

"Big halls allow me to be a little "larger" and the challenge is make the show feel intimate." - Karen Mason

"I'd like to continue doing movies, clubs, concert halls and television. I like something about each one." - Tommy Davidson

"Every single American has a voice and ... it ought to be heard in the halls of power every day." - Howard Dean

"With American orchestras, in particular, because they play in such huge halls, getting a true pianissimo is very hard." - Esapekka Salonen

"With American orchestras, in particular, because they play in such huge halls, getting a true pianissimo is very hard." - Esa-Pekka Salonen

"I love pulling people into concert halls who might not otherwise go and getting their ears tuned." - David Ogden Stiers

"Most philanthropists would still rather donate to elite schools, concert halls or religious groups than help the poor or sick." - Noreena Hertz

"I dreamt of playing in the big halls all over the world and it has always been my dream to play for people in many different countries." - Rafal Blechacz

"Football players are busy (with) study halls and tutoring. Well, anyway, at South Carolina they are. I don't know about all these other schools." - Steve Spurrier

"I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism, more humanness, more compassion, more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known." - Hubert Humphrey

"We wandered the halls of an infinite magic nursing home, led by a hippo nurse with a torch. Really, just an ordinary night for the Kanes." - Rick Riordan

"There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table." - E. A. Bucchianeri

"I've worn black today, because I've heard so often that it's supposed to be slimming. But instead I am this sphere of darkness submarining through the halls." - David Levithan

"He never wanted love, though. You cannot eat love, nor buy a horse with it, nor warm your halls on a cold night." - George R R Martin

"There is rust upon locks and hinges, And mould and blight on the walls, And silence faints in the chambers, And darkness waits in the halls." - Louise Chandler Moulton

"The summer skies are darkly blue, The days are still and bright, And Evening trails her robes of gold Through the dim halls of Night." - Sarah Helen Power Whitman

"Courtesy which oft is found in lowly sheds, with smoky rafters, than in tapestry halls and courts of princes, where it first was named." - John Milton

"When you come to the fight Don't block the halls and don't block the door, for y'all may go home after round four." - Muhammad Ali

"Ray Comfort's got a fabulous film. Oh boy, this is going to cause the halls of academia to have a few conversations around the cafeteria." - Janet Parshall

"Feast, and your halls are crowded Fast, and the world goes by Succeed and give, and it helps you live But no man can help you die" - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"I was a kid who was really unhappy with being bussed. I was one of the angry people in the halls." - Rob Reiner

"I've read in many a novel, that unless they've souls that grovel - Folks prefer in fact a hovel to your dreary marble halls." - Charles Stuart Calverley

"There's nothing in the world like etiquette In kingly chambers, or imperial halls, As also at the race and county balls." - Lord Byron

"I heard the trailing garments of the Night Sweep through her marble halls! I saw her sable skirts all fringed with light From the celestial walls!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed, Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls As if that soul were fled." - Thomas Moore

"And the sign said, 'The words of the prophets Are written on subway walls And tenement halls.' And whisper'd in the sounds of silence." - Paul Simon

"My agent tells me I am drawing the largest salary ever paid in the halls of England. Wonderful, isn't it? for a quiet, rural gardener like myself." - Lillie Langtry

"I've had every kind of humiliation, from playing in Gala Bingo halls to doing a PA in a Glaswegian nightclub and having cans of lager thrown at me." - Sean Maguire

"My outspoken positions haven't always been popular in the halls of Congress, but they have been rooted in what I believed was right and necessary." - Mike Quigley

"I come from an everyday middle class family in India. The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls." - Lavrenti Lopes

"I was a musical theatre kid, which meant you could always find me singing or dancing in the halls with at least four other people." - Josie Loren

"Jimmy Meng sought to be a power broker in the halls of justice. But the influence he sought to peddle was corrupt, and his power was illusory." - Loretta Lynch

"I learnt pity, sympathy, and what it was like to be at the other end of the stick. Such lessons can't be learnt in lecture halls." - Lionel Blue

"We were at our best when we were playing in the dance halls of Liverpool and Hamburg. The world never saw that." - Pete Best

"We make children and wealth and amass land and build halls and assemble armies and give great feasts, but only one thing survives us. Reputation." - Bernard Cornwell

"I've read in many a novel, that unless they've souls that grovel- Folks prefer in fact a hovel to your dreary marble halls." - Charles Stuart Calverley

"The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence." - Paul Simon

"Credit card companies pay college students generously to stand outside dining halls, dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow students to apply for credit cards." - Louise Slaughter

"The intensity of being in front of all these incredible musicians and tremendous conductors in these elaborate halls can be overwhelming." - Idina Menzel

"Obama has become too dependent on formal speeches and set town halls. His idea of mixing it up is taking off his jacket." - Dee Dee Myers

"I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism, more humanness, more compassion, more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known." - Hubert H Humphrey

"The time has come for justice at the ballot box, and justice in the courts, and justice in the legislative halls, and justice in the governor's office." - John Jay Hooker

"From my fathers point of view, without a thought for self, a true patriot stands up against the stones of condemnation and speaks for those who are given no real voice in the halls of justice or the halls of government." - Thomas Steinbeck

"Folks, some of these town halls are clearly organized. But, regardless, there are potential warning signs that Republicans perhaps shouldn`t ignore.We heard Democrats dismiss this anger at their town halls back it 2009 as, oh, that`s right, AstroTurf movements. And then, they lost the House in a big way." - Chuck Todd

"The Lion strode through the Halls of Hell; Across his path grim shadows fell Of many a mowing, nameless shape Monsters with dripping jaws agape. The darkness shuddered with scream and yell When the Lion stalked through the Halls of Hell." - Robert E Howard

"I don't want sunbursts and marble halls. I just want YOU. [....] Sunbursts and marble halls may be all very well, but there is more 'scope for imagination' without them. And as for the waiting, that doesn't matter. We'll just be happy, waiting and working for each other-and dreaming. Oh, dreams will be very sweet now." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"I found university a little dispiriting. I thought I would enter the great halls of Plato, but instead I entered the halls of an intellectual sausage factory. I wanted to do something not on the main course, and chose the environment." - Bjorn Lomborg

"From my father's point of view, without a thought for self, a true patriot stands up against the stones of condemnation and speaks for those who are given no real voice in the halls of justice or the halls of government." - Thomas Steinbeck

"What if in my waking hours a sound should ring through the silent halls of hearing? ... Would the bow and string tension of life snap? Would the heart over weighted with sudden joy stop beating for very excess of happiness?" - Helen Keller

"We work on macro issues and macaroni and cheese issues. When women are in the halls of power, our national debate reflects the needs and dreams of American families." - Barbara Mikulski

"There is room in the halls of pleasure for a large and lordly train, but one by one we must all file on through the narrow aisles of pain." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"[Creationists have] lost in the courts of law; they've long ago lost in the halls of science; and they continue to lose with every new piece of evidence in support of evolution. Taking offense is all they've got left." - Richard Dawkins

"All the fairy tales of Aladdin, or the invisible Gyges, or the talisman that opens kings' palaces, or the enchanted halls underground or in the sea, are only fictions to indicated the one miracle of intellectual enlargement." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I grew up watching Grease, and Grease 2. I fantasized about walking through school halls and busting out in a song. At that time, I was too much of a chicken to do so. Id love the challenge now." - J D Pardo

"Fifty years ago, teachers said their top discipline problems were talking, chewing gum, making noise, and running in the halls. The current list, by contrast, sounds like a cross between a rap sheet and the seven deadly sins." - Anna Quindlen

"I am absolutely convinced that the gas chambers of Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Maidanek were ultimately prepared not in some ministry or other in Berlin, but rather at the desks and in the lecture halls of nihilistic scientists and philosophers." - Viktor E Frankl

"I liked, I admit, that we didn't pretend there hadn't been other girls. There was always a girl on you in the halls at school, like they came free with a backpack." - Daniel Handler

"Are you staring at me because you've seen my doppelganger roaming the halls, playing kind of the cafeteria? Or because you need to borrow a pencil and you're too shy to ask?" - Alyson Noel

"I have heard that stiff people lose something of their awkwardness under high ceilings, and in spacious halls. I think, sculptureand painting have an effect to teach us manners, and abolish hurry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls, With vassals and serfs at my side, And of all who assembled within those walls, That I was the hope and the pride." - Alfred Bunn

"And amid all the splendours of the World, its vast halls and spaces, and its wheeling fires, Iluvatar chose a place for their habitation in the Deeps of Time and in the midst of the innumerable stars." - J R R Tolkien

"I wanna run through the halls of my high school, I wanna scream at the top of my lungs. I just found out there's no such thing as the real world, just a lie you've got to rise above." - John Mayer

"Creating festivals made a major impact on society in general because you couldn't draw large crowds indoors. At Newport we were soon drawing crowds of 10,000 and there weren't halls that could hold that many people." - George Wein

"The kids kept walking, moving through the Henley's halls like a tide, but when Kat turned to leave, she walked in the opposite directions. She wasn't an ordinary kid, after all. Katarina Bishop followed no one." - Ally Carter

"There's a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box, and what the union fights for and wins at the bargaining table can be taken away in the legislative halls." - Walter Reuther

"O Carril, raise again thy voice! let me hear the song of Selma, which was sung in my halls of joy, when Fingal, king of shields, was there, and glowed at the deeds of his fathers." - Ossian

"Shepherd, I take thy word, And trust thy honest offer'd courtesy, Which oft is sooner found in lowly sheds With smoky rafters, than in tap'stry halls, And courts of princes." - John Milton

"The wind is rising; it seizes and shakes The doors and window-blinds, and makes Mysterious moanings in the halls; The convent-chimneys seem almost The trumpets of some heavenly host, Setting its watch upon our walls!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Fond man! though all the heroes of your line Bedeck your halls, and round your galleries shine In proud display; yet take this truth from me - Virtue alone is true nobility!" - Humphrey Gifford

"I liked, I admit, that we did' pretend there had' been other girls. There was always a girl on you in the halls at school, like they came free with a backpack." - Daniel Handler

"No Kill may be defined by what happens to the animals within the halls of the shelter, but it can only be achieved by what happens outside of them." - Nathan Winograd

"Our campaign was not hatched in the halls of Washington - it began in the backyards of Des Moines and the living rooms of Concord and the front porches of Charleston. ...This is your victory." - Barack Obama

"The doors of churches, hotels, concert halls and reading rooms are alike closed against the Negro as a man, but every place is open to him as a servant." - Ida B Wells

"At the Grammys, you walk down the halls and everyone's got five security guards. You can't talk to anybody. You always feel out of place, like, 'Hey, the rednecks are in town!" - Dave Haywood

"Even hidden in the most squalid Parisian halls, wrestling partakes of the nature of the great solar spectacles, Greek drama and bullfights: in both, a light without shadow generates an emotion without reserve." - Roland Barthes

"They've got these things called lockers," I raved on. "The Halls are lined with them. And you won't believe what they're for! They're for locking stuff away-so other people won't steal it! Why can't everyone share?" ~ Cap" - Gordon Korman

"As you can imagine, with Hillary Clinton being here, security is very tight. The Secret Service has been here all day sweeping the halls, the offices, the hard drives... It's tight." - Jimmy Fallon

"The most dangerous lechers and creeps are not drunks wearing rags on the street, but respectable men wearing hairspray, pinstripes, and wedding rings who lurk in the halls of power." - Michelle Malkin

"It`s hard to beat something with nothing. Republicans across the country are feeling the burn from an energized and angry segment of the electorate which is descending on GOP town halls and these folks want answers." - Chuck Todd

"Our classes were relatively small. Those small classes can feel like family. After a class in French or chemistry or whatever, we'd be talking in the halls about what we just learned." - Kurt Vonnegut

"I have two college degrees, four honorary doctorate degrees, and am in three Halls of fame, and the only thing I know how to do is teach tall people how to put a ball in the hole." - Red Auerbach

"I've never been comfortable working live, and I'm still not. I was always more music-oriented and less star-oriented, which is why I've never been comfortable on big stages in big halls." - Van Morrison

"There is room in the halls of pleasure For a long and lordly train, But one by one we must all file on Through the narrow aisles of pain." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"The host of contractors, speculators, stockjobbers and lobby members which haunt the halls of Congress, all dersious... to get their arm into the public treasury, are sufficient to alarm every friend of this country. Their progress must be arrested." - James Buchanan

"All is forgotten in the stone halls of the dead. These are the rooms of ruin where the spiders spin and the great circuits fall quiet, one by one..." - Stephen King

"Orcs, and talking trees, and leagues of grass, and galloping riders, and glittering caves, and white towers and golden halls, and battles, and tall ships sailing, all these passed before Sam's mind." - J R R Tolkien

"There is fear hanging in the air of the sleeping halls, and the air of the streets. Fear walks through the city, fear without name, without shape. All men feel it and none dare speak." - Ayn Rand

"I grew up watching 'Grease,' and 'Grease 2.' I fantasized about walking through school halls and busting out in a song. At that time, I was too much of a chicken to do so. I'd love the challenge now." - J D Pardo

"The halls were empty. Charlotte had missed the first bell and would be late, again. Her homeroom teacher would ask her for an excuse and she would say, 'Overwhelming feeling of dread.' That was going to go over nicely." - Anne Ursu

"I not only play at the prestigious classical concert halls like Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center, but also hospitals, churches, prisons, and restricted facilities for leprosy patients, just to mention a few." - Jihae Park

"It's still amazing to me to walk down the halls of 'SNL.' You see pictures of the greatest comedians we grew up worshiping, basically. It's crazy to be able to still work there." - Jorma Taccone

"If you want to pray at a town hall meeting or a school board meeting or in the halls of Congress, that ought to be acceptable in the United States." - Tim Walberg

"Any man and woman, and I've been on the record, any man or woman who wears the uniform and serves this country is a hero. I've said that repeatedly at all the town halls I've had." - Joe Walsh

"The sporting fields where Australia's greats began their careers are built and rebuilt with Commonwealth help, as are the halls and community centres where our most of our well-known stars first felt the magic of the stage." - Anthony Albanese

"I went to a Christian all-boys' college one time to pick up my buddies so we could go play baseball, and I just remember walking through the halls, and there's all these crucified Jesuses. It's scary." - Evan Goldberg

"Every day I lugged my backpack through the halls, waiting for the final bell. Then I'd race home and hole up in my room, playing the drums and the piano, composing music." - Josh Groban

"At the Grammys, you walk down the halls and everyone's got five security guards. You can't talk to anybody. You always feel out of place, like, 'Hey, the rednecks are in town!'" - Dave Haywood

"Ann Romney has been front-and-center. She's held a lot of town halls, a lot of campaign rallies, on her own, separate from her husband. And she is dynamite out on the campaign trail." - Monica Crowley

"Of course, we also have to play in concert halls. This is our dream when you are a musician - to play in a good, comfortable hall with a wonderful acoustic." - Gustavo Dudamel

"If they're willing to stand at polls for countless hours in the rain, as many did, then I should surely stand up for them here in the halls of Congress." - Stephanie Tubbs Jones

"I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums, concert halls and civic buildings." - Daniel Libeskind

"To tell you the truth, man, we spend most of the time travelling in hotels, in festivals, in concert halls, clubs, airports. The most unenjoyable part is all the security at airports." - Hugh Masekela

"Saving lives is not a top priority in the halls of power. Being compassionate and concerned about human life can cause a man to lose his job. It can cause a woman not to get the job to begin with." - Myriam Miedzian

"Over the years, I managed to develop this comedy career, went from opening act to headliner at comedy clubs, to playing concert halls, and had an off-Broadway show with 'Sleepwalk With Me.'" - Mike Birbiglia

"I've been very fortunate. I've been in theater, films, television, radio, tragedy, comedy, farce - I've been in a musical and in music halls, in pantomime. I was once ringmaster in a circus." - Donald Sinden

"Fond man! though all the heroes of your line Bedeck your halls, and round your galleries shine In proud display; yet take this truth from me- Virtue alone is true nobility!" - Juvenal

"If you look at the entrance halls of the skyscrapers of the 1920s and 1930s, they are very welcoming. They are public spaces with enormous amounts of display and marble and so on. They were havens off the street." - Joseph Rykwert

"We work for the families back home, we do not work for the lobbyists that prowl the halls of the capital building, do not forget who we work for." - Brian Schweitzer

"America does not need gorgeous halls and concert rooms for its musical development, but music schools with competent teachers, and many, very many, free scholarships for talented young disciples who are unable to pay the expense of study." - Anton Seidl

"For a long time, I couldn't actually deal with playing concerts; it was a totally alien concept to me, 'cause I was used to playing in clubs and dance halls." - Van Morrison

"It was a myth that's often perpetuated at commencement that holds that only hope and promise lie beyond the halls of academe. Don't worry, be happy. Everything is fine." - Paul Tsongas

"They had no right, as it seems to me, to prosecute me in these Halls; nor have you the right in law or under the Constitution, as I respectfully submit, to take jurisdiction over offenses committed against them." - Preston Brooks

"What I'm fighting for now in my work... for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"Turn your churches into halls of science, and devote your leisure day to the study of your own bodies, the analysis of your own minds, and the examination of the fair material world which extends around you!" - Frances Wright

"For years now I have been talking about personal responsibility and accountability, both in our private lives and in the halls of government. Those are important principles here in Idaho, and they will form the basis of this administration." - Butch Otter

"The prejudice is against men and women - assuming men stay at work. That's the reason why we don't have enough women in the halls of power - the prejudice is pushing women to go home." - Brigid Schulte

"There has been a growing consensus across the country - from statehouses to the White House and the halls of Congress - that we need to take dramatic steps to improve our secondary schools." - Ruben Hinojosa

"I started playing with a group of young people when I was 13. I turned professional when I was 15 and I played dance halls, this on bass guitar." - Dave Holland

"In peace, Love tunes the shepherd's reed; In war, he mounts the warrior's steed; In halls, in gay attire is seen; In hamlets, dances on the green. Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above; For love is heaven, and heaven is love." - Walter Scott

"Even talking about change can be threatening to entrenched interests...Careers in the Pentagon, the board room, or the halls of Congress are not advanced by creating the disruptions that go with real change, so there are very few voices willing to speak up for the future and move beyond rhetoric to make serious choices," - Mac Thornberry