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Quiet House Quotes


"Not having children makes less work-but it makes a quiet house." - Susan Glaspell

"Looking back, I think that's why I did music. I'd get home from school and the house would be so quiet." - Dido

"Quiet cunning bested boastful brawn" - Walter Kirn

"True bravery is quiet, undemonstrative." - Philip Sidney

"Take time to be quiet." - Zig Ziglar

"Lilacs, False Blue, White, Purple, Colour of lilac, Your great puffs of flowers Are everywhere in this my New England ... Lilacs in dooryards Holding quiet conversation with an early moon; Lilacs watching a deserted house; ... Lilacs, wind-beaten, staggering under a lopsided shock of bloom, You are everywhere." - Amy Lowell

"I've got to be able to get my time off whether it's just enjoying my house or the peace and quiet of my family and being there and cooking for them. I love doing that. I also love doing leisure things. I ride horses. I love to shop. I love to drive!" - LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

"The House of Lords, architecturally, is a magnificent room, and the dignity, quiet, and repose of the scene made me unwillingly acknowledge that the Senate of the United States might possibly improve its manners. Perhaps in our desire for simplicity, absence of title, or badge of office we may have thrown over too much." - M. E. W. Sherwood

"The house was quiet and the world was calm. The reader became the book." - Wallace Stevens

"Silence and chaste reserve is woman's genuine praise, and to remain quiet within the house." - Euripides

"I like to draw late at night when the house is quiet." - Mary Engelbreit

"They can't find my house now because I keep it very quiet where I live." - James Herriot

"A quiet conscience makes one so serene." - Lord Byron

"What is a home without children? Quiet." - Henny Youngman

"No loose fish enters our quiet bay." - Gertrude Atherton

"If you can't keep quiet, shut up!" - Gregory Ratoff

"Quiet people have the loudest minds." - Stephen Hawking

"I'd rather not sing than sing quiet." - Janis Joplin

"He has the gift of quiet." - John Le Carre

"Dead ... might not be quiet at all." - Chris Bohjalian

"Quiet and incredible. I really envy that." - Sarah Dessen

"Follow effective action with quiet reflection." - Peter Drucker

"Peace and quiet govern the world." - Laozi

"There is real comfort in being quiet." - Justina Chen

"Happiness is the quiet lull between problems." - Paul Reiser

"In truth I suspect that merely slowing down is not a very satisfying answer. What I need has less to do with my pace of life than my peace of life. At any speed, I crave a deep and lasting inner peace. And if it's solace I'm after, I don't need to pace myself like a turtle, change jobs or set up house on a quiet island. It is usually frenetic living, not high energy, that robs my peace of mind." - Steve Goodier

"Standing here, in this quiet house where I can hear the birds chirping out back, I think I'm kind of getting the concept of closure. It's no big dramatic before-after. It's more like that melancholy feeling you get at the end of a really good vacation. Something special is ending, and you're sad, but you can't be that sad because, hey, it was good while it lasted, and there'll be other vacations, other good times." - Gayle Forman

"We got quiet. The garden was combing her hair and putting on earrings. The house was full of dancing creatures, not male and female but both, two lovers in one body. The books downstairs were reciting their poetry to each other, rubbing together, whispering through the leather covers. Wine was flowing through the water pipes. You had caught my leaping heart in your hand like a fish." - Francesca Lia Block

"I've married a man who owns nine cows," said Jinjur to Ozma, "and now I am happy and contented and willing to lead a quiet life and mind my own business." "Where is your husband?" asked Ozma. "He is in the house, nursing a black eye," replied Jinjur, calmly. "The foolish man would insist upon milking the red cow when I wanted him to milk the white one; but he will know better next time, I am sure." - L Frank Baum

"For silence and a chaste reserve is woman's genuine praise, and to remain quiet within the house." - Euripides

"A dead dog is more quiet than a house on the steppes, a chair in a empty room." - Per Petterson

"Everything was quiet, a strange sort of quiet that felt like an unfinished sentence." - Sarah Addison Allen

" our dreams." - Nikki Giovanni

"As the Little House settled down on her new foundation, she smiled happily. Once again she could watch the sun and moon and stars. Once again she could watch Spring and Summer and Fall and Winter come and go. Once again she was lived in and taken care of. Never again would she be curious about the city... Never again would she want to live there... The stars twinkled above her... A new moon was coming up... It was Spring... And all was quiet and peaceful in the country." - Virginia Lee Burton

"She was getting used to his rhythms and his moods, recognizing the quiet signals that telegraphed who he was. Good and bad, strengths and faults, he was hers forever. As she pulled into the driveway, she spotted Logan coming down the steps from the house, and she waved. She was his forever, too-imperfect as she was. Take it or leave it, she thought. She was who she was. As Logan walked toward her, he smiled as if reading her mind and opened his arms." - Nicholas Sparks

"There are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the log cabin idea. First, there is the bare beauty of the logs themselves with their long lines and firm curves. Then there is the open charm felt of the structural features which are not hidden under plaster and ornament, but are clearly revealed, a charm felt in Japanese architecture....The quiet rhythmic monotone of the wall of logs fills one with the rustic peace of a secluded nook in the woods." - Gustav Stickley

"You were firing questions at me today, trying to get inside my head. You asked if I believed in God. I told you of course I do- I've always had a strong sense of self. Your house is quiet now, you're sleeping upstairs and I'm alone with this blasted, idiotic book that purports to tally the sum of my life, and fact is, maybe I do. But maybe, ka-lyrra, your God doesn't believe in me. - From The (Greatly Revised) Black Edition Of The O'Callaghan Book of the Sin Siriche Du" - Karen Marie Moning

"Looking back, I think that's why I did music. I'd get home from school and the house would be so quiet." - Dido Armstrong

"My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It's just not December without that movie in my house." - Tom Hanks

"My house in Connecticut is very quiet, and when I'm trying to concentrate, I don't even allow the cat inside my second-floor study." - Thomas Mallon

"I grew up as an only child. My parents weren't great conversationalists. We had a quiet house. I'm not very verbal." - Matthew Morrison

"If you cannot be positive, then at least be quiet." - Joel Osteen

"Conscience: that quiet voice which whispers that someone is watching." - Julian Tuwim

"When children stand quiet, they have done some ill." - George Herbert

"For people who like peace and quiet: a phoneless cord." - Dave Barry

"The noisy vacancy of youth, the quiet vacancy of age." - Mason Cooley

"In my quiet, I was working something out." - Keanu Reeves

"Use ? meditation as a tool to get quiet." - Sonia Choquette

"Quiet is might. Solitude is strength. Introversion is power." - Laurie Helgoe

"When I'm drawing a picture, I feel...quiet inside." - Katherine Applegate

"A quiet fool can go undiscovered for a long time." - Mason Cooley

"Let the weary at length possess quiet rest." - Seneca the Younger

"I can't imagine Revolution being quiet, unassuming, or bashful" - Immortal Technique

"Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way." - Roger Waters

"I ain't quiet.. everybody else is too loud." - John Entwistle

"Some of the most powerful times are when we're quiet" - Michael W Smith

"Peace and quiet are preferred. Victory should not be praised." - Laozi

"The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil." - Albert Schweitzer

"A quiet mind is more important than a positive mind." - Deepak Chopra

"A late lark twitters from the quiet skies." - William Ernest Henley

"Here at the quiet limit of the world." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"When you are crazy you learn to keep quiet." - Philip K Dick

"Be quiet in your mind, quiet in your senses, and also quiet in your body. Then, when all these are quiet, don't do anything. In that state truth will reveal itself to you." - Kabir

"To go beyond you need alert immobility, quiet attention." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Money can't buy happiness, but it does quiet the nerves." - Joe Louis

"I'm quiet." - Terry Bradshaw

"There is no house like the house of belonging." - David Whyte

"War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune." - Walter Raleigh

"Mama says it's okay to be on the quiet side-if quiet means you're listening, watching, taking it all in." - Jacqueline Woodson

"Perfect ignorance is quiet, perfect knowledge is quiet; not so the transition from the former to the latter." - Thomas Carlyle

"The House shewes the owner." - George Herbert

"Now listen, we need to be quiet as mice. No, quieter than that. As quiet" "Dead mice?" Reynie suggested. "Perfect," said Kate with an approving nod. "As quiet as dead mice." - Trenton Lee Stewart

"How will you become free? With a quiet mind Come into that empty house, your heart, And feel the joy of the way Beyond the world. Look within - The rising and the falling." - Gautama Buddha

"There was evidently no time to be lost, so, hastily adopting the Fourth dimension of Space as a means of escape, he vanished through the wainscoting, and the house became quite quiet." - Oscar Wilde

"My dream is to have a house on the beach, even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up, have coffee, look at dolphins, be quiet and breathe the air." - Christina Applegate

"We get so involved with the latest craze or having the latest car or the most high-powered house that we lose touch with that which makes us happy - what makes us happy are quiet states of mind." - Frederick Lenz

"I live with my family on the top of a hill in the country, and during the days, my house is quiet, save for the occasional excitement of the FedEx truck heading up the driveway. I write." - Dani Shapiro

"To create you must quiet your mind. You need a quiet mind so that ideas will have a chance of connecting." - Eric Maisel

"So let the mind flow like water. Face life with a calm and quiet mind and everything in life will be calm and quiet." - Thich Thien-An

"It is only in a very quiet mind that great things are born; and a quiet mind does not come about through effort, through control, through discipline." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"To be aware of little, quiet things, you need to be quiet inside. A high degree of alertness is required. Be still. Look. Listen. Be present." - Eckhart Tolle

"Upon a darkened night the flame of love was burning in my breast And by a lantern bright I fled my house while all in quiet rest. Shrouded by the night and by the secret stair I quickly fled. The veil concealed my eyes while all within lay quiet as the dead." - Loreena McKennitt

"Upon a darkened night the flame of love was burning in my breastAnd by a lantern bright I fled my house while all in quiet rest.Shrouded by the night and by the secret stair I quickly fled.The veil concealed my eyes while all within lay quiet as the dead" - John of the Cross

"For a man's house is his castle." - Edward Coke

"A house is not a home." - Polly Adler

"Every house needs a grandmother in it." - Louisa May Alcott

"Nothing makes a house cozier than cats." - Gladys Taber

"The hammer doesn't build the house." - Tony Horton

"The back-doore robs the house." - George Herbert

"The Mr. absent, and the house dead." - George Herbert

"Imagine yourself as a living house." - C S Lewis

"Your house is your larger body." - Khalil Gibran

"I've never had an empty house. Ever." - Meredith Monk

"I never invite idiots to my house." - Elizabeth Montagu

"If you give up your quiet life, the bow of Cupid will lose its power." - Ovid

"Is ditchwater dull? Naturalists with microscopes have told me that it teems with quiet fun." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"How rare it is to find a soul quiet enough to hear God speak." - Francois Fenelon

"I'm off for a quiet pint - followed by fifteen noisy ones." - Gareth Chilcott

"When I am designing, my aim is to create tension and then gradually proceed into quiet." - Jacques Wirtz

"A man in business must put up many affronts if he loves his own quiet." - William Penn

"Science lives only in quiet places, and with odd people, mostly poor." - John Ruskin

"Love is all the small moments. It is what fills the quiet." - Jessica Shirvington

"If people would only talk about what they understood, Earth would be a very quiet place." - Albert Einstein

"I'm just tired; I just want the world to be quiet for a bit." - Matthew Healy

"So absolute, it is no other than happiness itself, a breathing too quiet to hear." - Denise Levertov

"Few things are hidden from a quiet child with good eyesight." - Terry Pratchett

"...nothing is creepier than a bunch of adults being very quiet." - Tina Fey

"Both of us were quiet with the recognition that something was ending, and something was beginning." - Lisa Kleypas

"Meditation is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body." - Deepak Chopra

"The silence of the mountain is even more beautiful once the birds are quiet." - Taisen Deshimaru

"It's dark already and I'm out here again, talking, telling the story to the quiet night." - Tim Winton

"I cannot keep quiet even when I am a lone voice." - Mahathir Mohamad

"A little amateur painting in water colors shows the innocent and the quiet mind." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"He's quiet then. We lie next to each other, twin corpses waiting for burial." - Holly Black

"He had never expected death to be this quiet, this secretive, this easy." - Anne Rice

"I've always liked libraries. They're quiet and full of books and full of knowledge." - Haruki Murakami

"Too much quiet left me depressed and consuming condiments for meals." - Tammara Webber

"When I see things, I speak my mind. But I'm a quiet leader, if anything." - Chris Copeland

"The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet." - Seneca the Younger

"When you open your heart with a quiet mind love rushes in." - Genevieve

"It's the quiet, humble guy that's not saying anything. That's the really dangerous one." - Carlos Condit

"A quiet well-behaved boy is likely to be both frightened and ambitious." - Mason Cooley

"We're disappointed because you think the neighborhood is safe, it's very quiet here." - Elizabeth Oakes Smith

"Liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or human happiness or a quiet conscience." - Isaiah Berlin

"A quiet mediocrity is still to be preferred before a troubled superfluity." - John Suckling

"The master action, to move forward is a form of inaction; being still and quiet." - Bryant H Mcgill

"That's why school was invented - to give your parents some peace and quiet during the day." - Michael Chabon

"Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The birds are silent in the woods. / Just wait: soon enough / You will be quiet too" - Robert Hass

"Most humans think the appearance of quiet is quiet. They do not see that sometimes the enemy is as quiet as the serpent. Only when it has stolen all of their eggs will they know bad walks in the quiet as well as the noisy." - Tamora Pierce

"Weak people talk and do not act, strong people act and keep quiet." - Eliphas Levi

"I have listened and I have been quiet all my life. But now I will speak." - Jessica Stern

"Quarterbacks have to ask the crowd to quiet down. Pitchers never do." - Thomas Boswell

"I think there is a very quiet power in things that are not on screen" - Guillermo Del Toro

"The very attention given to finding out if the mind can be completely quiet is quietness." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Sometimes you best avoid talking by being quiet, but sometimes you best avoid talking by talking." - Karen Joy Fowler

"The holy time is quiet as a nun Breathless with adoration." - William Wordsworth

"Quiet your mind and stop judging and resisting and manipulating the natural way." - Laozi

"I thought I would have a quiet pint ... and about 17 noisy ones." - Gareth Chilcott

"Simply wait, be quiet, still The world will freely offer itself to you." - Franz Kafka

"Anybody looking for a quiet life has picked the wrong century to born in." - Whittaker Chambers

"You almost wish you could turn off the COMM and just appreciate the deafening quiet." - Rusty Schweickart

"Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies." - John Milton

"Learn the richness of solitude & quiet. That still small voice is yearning to be heard." - Susan Jeffers

"and you try to quiet your mind so you can hear..." - Anne Lamott

"Tiffs among the faggots were apparently the stuff of quiet merriment." - Josh Lanyon

"Quiet moves often make a stronger impression than a wild combination with heavy sacrifices." - Mikhail Tal

"All sorrow has its root in man's inability to sit quiet in a room by himself." - Blaise Pascal

"The little things are most worthwhile- a quiet word, a look, a smile." - Margaret Lindsay

"Low stir of leaves and dip of oars And lapsing waves on quiet shores." - John Greenleaf Whittier



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