Towers quotes

  • Strapped, noosed, nighing his hour, He stood and counted them and cursed his luck; And then the clock collected in the tower Its strength, and struck.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Luck #Towers #Hours

  • Strategy should evolve out of the mud of the marketplace, not in the antiseptic environment of an ivory tower.
    -- Al Ries

    #Ivory Tower #Towers #Mud

  • You got me stranded on the bungee tower of love.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Relationship #Towers #Bungee

  • My own center, my Kingdom Center, which is the highest priced tower in Saudi Arabia, was vacated twice because of terrorist attacks, terrorist threats.
    -- Al-Waleed bin Talal

    #Arabia #Towers #Kingdoms

  • A bottomless pit of violence, a Tower of Babel where all are speakers and no hearers.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #History #Tower Of Babel #Towers

  • A second plane hit the second tower. America is under attack.
    -- Andrew Card

    #America #Towers #Planes

  • Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely important in the ivory tower and the factory
    -- Benoit Mandelbrot

    #Ivory #Important #Towers

  • Currently, I am overseeing the construction of the new Trump Tower in Chicago. I am involved in meeting with the construction crews, architects and sales teams. I am learning a lot and working with some of the best in the business.
    -- Bill Rancic

    #Team #Chicago #Towers

  • Even ivory towers need central heating.
    -- Breyten Breytenbach

    #Ivory Tower #Ivory #Towers

  • I don’t want to be a Princess,” she said finally. “You can’t make me be one.” She knew very well what became of Princesses, as Princesses often get books written about them. Either terrible things happened to them, such as kidnappings and curses and pricking fingers and getting poisoned and locked up in towers, or else they just waited around till the Prince finished with the story and got around to marrying her. Either way, September wanted nothing to do with Princessing.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Book #Princess #Towers

  • I'm learning English at the moment. I can say 'Big Ben', 'Hello Rodney', 'Tower Bridge' and 'Loo'.
    -- Cher

    #Bridges #Towers #Hello

  • Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ileum?
    -- Christopher Marlowe

    #Towers #Ships #Faces

  • I spent a lot of time in Tower Records. I'm a huge music nerd, and Tower was instrumental to me when I was growing up.
    -- Colin Hanks

    #Growing Up #Nerd #Towers

  • the reason for the scaffolding on the tower of Saint Germain-des-Près is that a rich American has purchased it and is having it crated for shipping ...
    -- Cornelia Otis Skinner

    #Paris #Saint #Towers

  • We took the elevator back down from the first observation level of the Eiffel Tower and started walking in he direction of the Taj Mahal
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Taj Mahal #Towers #Levels

  • I'm all news, all the time. Full power, tall tower. I want to break in when news breaks out. That's my agenda. Now, respectfully, when you start talking about a liberal agenda and all the, quote, 'liberal bias' in the media, I quite frankly, and I say this respectfully but candidly to you, I don't know what you're talking about.
    -- Dan Rather

    #Media #Talking #Towers

  • Larry wanted us to reposition the tower. We wouldn't, and won't. He's been holding back our fees. We want to get paid. And that's it. It'll get solved and we'll carry on with planning Ground Zero.
    -- Daniel Libeskind

    #Zero #Towers #Want

  • I've been to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It's a tower, and it's leaning. You look at it, but nothing happens, so then you look for someplace to get a sandwich.
    -- Danny DeVito

    #Towers #Looks #Sandwiches

  • I know sometimes I can come off like a lonely spinster in a tower. That's not me at all.
    -- Daphne Guinness

    #Lonely #Towers #Sometimes

  • Destiny is a tower of cards - nudge one just an inch and everything stacked on top comes crashing down. P116
    -- Darren Shan

    #Destiny #Towers #Cards

  • Have you forgotten when those towers fell, we had neighbors still inside. And you say we shouldn't worry about Bin Laden, have you forgotten?
    -- Darryl Worley

    #Worry #Towers #Politics

  • I like the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas more than the actual one.
    -- David LaChapelle

    #Vegas #Las Vegas #Towers

  • I consider part of lower Manhattan to be hallowed ground. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center towers... and for that reason alone, our nation should make absolutely sure that what gets built on Ground Zero is an inspiring tribute to all who loved the Twin Towers, worked in them, and died there.
    -- David Shuster

    #Zero #People #Towers

  • Our problems may tower over us, but God towers over our problems.
    -- Dillon Burroughs

    #Towers #May #Problem

  • Lust is a strong tower of mischief, and hath in it many defenders, as neediness, anger, paleness, discord, love, and longing.
    -- Diogenes

    #Strong #Lust #Towers

  • Living in a tower, however secure it may feel, is hardly a social attribute.
    -- Dirk Bogarde

    #Towers #May #Social

  • Before this distinguished assembly and the world, the bells today proclaim the joyous tidings of the completion of this quietly soaring tower.
    -- Earl Warren

    #Towers #World #Bells

  • The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange!
    -- Ellen Raskin

    #Sunset #East #Towers

  • Redd Towers Apartments, whose advertising slogan, 'If you lived here, you'd be home by now,' did little to fill vacancies.
    -- Frank Beddor

    #Home #Towers #Vacancy

  • What is a church?—Our honest sexton tells, 'Tis a tall building, with a tower and bells.
    -- George Crabbe

    #Church #Towers #Bells

  • His chains chinked softly. I seldom fling children from towers to improve their health. Yes, I meant for him to die.
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Children #Towers #Chains

  • It seems to me that it had no other rationale than to show that we are not simply the country of entertainers, but also that of engineers and builders called from across the world to build bridges, viaducts, stations and major monuments of modern industry, the Eiffel Tower deserves to be treated with consideration.
    -- Gustave Eiffel

    #Country #Bridges #Towers

  • Our lives are full of supposes. Suppose this should happen, or suppose that should happen; what could we do; how could we bear it? But, if we are living in the high tower of the dwelling place of God, all these supposes will drop out of our lives. We shall be quiet from the fear of evil, for no threatenings of evil can penetrate into the high tower of God.
    -- Hannah Whitall Smith

    #Dwelling #Evil #Towers

  • I've always thought Blues Point Tower is one of my best buildings and I stand by that.
    -- Harry Seidler

    #Towers #Building

  • The point is, not to resist the flow. You go up when you're supposed to go up and down when you're supposed to go down. When you're supposed to go up, find the highest tower and climb to the top. When you're supposed to go down, find the deepest well and go down to the bottom. When there's no flow, stay still. If you resist the flow, everything dries up. If everything dries up, the world is darkness.
    -- Haruki Murakami

    #Darkness #Towers #World

  • So, on the eastern summit, clad in gray, morn, like a horseman girt for travel, comes, and from his tower of mist night's watchman hurries down.
    -- Henry Kirke White

    #Morning #Night #Towers

  • The waterfront without the Ferry Tower would be like a birthday cake without a candle.
    -- Herb Caen

    #Cake #Would Be #Towers

  • There are fully forty towers, which are lofty and well built, the largest of which has fifty steps leading to its main body, and is higher than the tower of the principal tower of the church at Seville.
    -- Hernando Cortes

    #Church #Towers #Body

  • The round towers of the castles looked as if they were so firmly encrusted in the sky that, to get to their other side, one would have to hew out a passage through the celestial marble.
    -- Hope Mirrlees

    #Sky #Castles #Towers

  • Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings. [Lat., Pallida mors aequo pulsat pede pauperum tabernas Regumque turres.]
    -- Horace

    #Death #Kings #Towers

  • The lofty pine is most easily brought low by the force of the wind, and the higher the tower the greater the fall thereof.
    -- Horace

    #Fall #Wind #Towers

  • The higher the tower, the greater the fall thereof.
    -- Horace

    #Fall #Towers #Higher

  • My mother was the dearest, sweetest angel. She didn't talk; she sang. She was a tower of strength.
    -- Jayne Meadows

    #Mother #Angel #Towers

  • I learned that there is good in this world, if you look hard enough for it. I learned that not everyone is disappointing, including me, and that a 1,257 bump in the ground can feel higher than a bell tower if you're standing next to the right person.
    -- Jennifer Niven

    #Towers #Looks #Bumps

  • If you gather a lot of stuff, then you write it, write in scenes with dialogue. Somewhere in the middle, rising from all this research like strong metal towers, is your opinions.
    -- Jimmy Breslin

    #Strong #Writing #Towers

  • Bulgaria is fascinating. Because it had been a Communist country until the mid-80s, so it had just recently transitioned. And there were still the police towers on the street corners, where they look down - they were still there, although no one was in them.
    -- Joan Cusack

    #Country #Police #Towers

  • I have a Vision of the Future, chum. The workers flats in fields of soya beans tower up like silver pencils, score on score.
    -- John Betjeman

    #Vision #Towers #Fields

  • For me or a Bruce Springsteen to sit up in our ivory towers and make comments about racism, well, were not really in it, are we?
    -- John Mellencamp

    #Ivory #Racism #Towers

  • The great Emathian conqueror bid spare The house of Pindarus, when temple and tower Went to the ground.
    -- John Milton

    #House #Towers #Temples

  • Nor aught availed him now to have built in heaven high towers; nor did he scrape by all his engines, but was headlong sent with his industrious crew to build in hell.
    -- John Milton

    #Heaven #Towers #Architecture

  • A prince, the moment he is crown'd, Inherits every virtue sound, As emblems of the sovereign power, Like other baubles in the Tower: Is generous, valiant, just, and wise, And so continues till he dies.
    -- Jonathan Swift

    #Wise #Sound #Towers

  • That's a big part of being a designer now: going out, having dinners, meeting people. Being in an ivory tower, you can feel very removed.
    -- Joseph Altuzarra

    #Ivory Tower #People #Towers

  • I am very sorry to say that I rejoiced when I once more perceived the towers of Windsor behind me.
    -- Karl Philipp Moritz

    #Sorry #Towers #Behinds

  • I don't know about you, but moderation and restraint is not what I felt when I watched the twin towers crumble to the ground, a side of the Pentagon destroyed, and almost 3,000 of our fellow citizens perish in flames and rubble.
    -- Karl Rove

    #Flames #Towers #Citizens

  • The upshot of her tirade was that I was the devil's spawn and should be locked up in a tower before I unleashed hordes of the living dead to slaughter them all in their sleep. Well, maybe that's an exaggeration, but not by much.
    -- Kelley Armstrong

    #Sleep #Devil #Towers

  • My focus on 9/11 was on the victims - in the towers, in the planes - and all that loss.
    -- Kiefer Sutherland

    #Loss #Focus #Towers

  • Hawai‘i Pacific University's new use of the iconic Aloha Tower Marketplace will continue its historic role of welcoming visitors, and now students, to the heart of Honolulu in a modern, vibrant mixed-use space.
    -- Kirk Caldwell

    #Heart #Space #Towers

  • It's like all my life I've been this tower standing at the edge of the ocean for some obscure purpose, and only now, almost eighteen years in, has someone thought to flip the switch that reveals that I'm not a tower at all. I'm a lighthouse. It's like waking up. I am incandescent.
    -- Laini Taylor

    #Ocean #Years #Towers

  • They were tower stairs, a tight corkscrew down. The spiraling descent made Karou dizzy: down, around, down, around, hypnotic, until it seemed as if she were caught in a purgatory of stairs and would go down like this forever.
    -- Laini Taylor

    #Forever #Dizzy #Towers

  • When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
    -- Logan Pearsall Smith

    #Ivory Tower #Towers #Gutters

  • Rapunzel is a bit more relatable than the other princesses, especially because she doesn't even know that she's a princess until the very end of the movie. I like to think of her as the bohemian Disney princess. She's barefoot and living in a tower. She paints and reads... She's a Renaissance woman.
    -- Mandy Moore

    #Princess #Thinking #Towers

  • Fragrant o'er all the western groves The tall magnolia towers unshaded.
    -- Maria Gowen Brooks

    #Towers #Grove #Magnolias

  • The skyscraper style first advocated by Louis Sullivan - a tower of strongly vertical character with clear definitions among base, shaft, and crown - has remained remarkably consistent throughout the history of this building type.
    -- Martin Filler

    #Character #Style #Towers

  • The magnificent lobby of the Chrysler Building - faced with rare marbles, aglitter with decorative metalwork, and surmounted by a ceiling painted with a totemic image of the tower itself - leads to elevator cabs inlaid with exotic woods in fanciful patterns. The entire route from street to office is invested with ceremony, dignity, and delight.
    -- Martin Filler

    #Office #Towers #Exotic

  • Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances. You are a child of God. Stand up straight.
    -- Maya Angelou

    #Children #Over You #Towers

  • Stealing swords,” Royce muttered mostly to himself. “Okay, let’s take a look at this tower. The sooner I see it, the sooner I can start cursing.
    -- Michael J. Sullivan

    #Looks #Towers #Stealing

  • Societies raise their grandest monuments to what their cultures value most highly. As the tallest buildings in a city noted for tall buildings, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were certainly monumental.
    -- Michael Mandelbaum

    #Cities #Towers #Culture

  • You have to understand, I grew up in the shadow of the Safeco tower.
    -- Mike McGavick

    #Shadow #Towers #Grew

  • Jan built herself an ivory tower to keep the wolves out; she never dreamed they were already inside.
    -- Mira Grant

    #Ivory #Ivory Tower #Towers

  • The day I was born, my house burnt down; the day I left home, the Twin Towers burnt down; and I lived in a jungle in India at 15.
    -- Neon Hitch

    #Home #House #Towers

  • We saw when those World Trade towers came down what these terrorists will do.
    -- Paul Cellucci

    #World #Saws #Towers

  • I don't want to become an ivory tower filmmaker. That sounds peculiar, but I want to be a mainstream filmmaker. I want the largest possible audience that I can find - but, of course, on my terms.
    -- Peter Greenaway

    #Ivory Tower #Towers #Want

  • Children from ten to twenty don't want to be understood. Their whole ambition is to feel strange and alien and misinterpreted so that they can live austerely in some stone tower of adolescence, their privacies unviolated.
    -- Phyllis McGinley

    #Children #Ambition #Towers

  • I couldn't stop bawling, watching the towers come down. it was a terrible thing to happen. And a terrible thing to realize that I don't sit though the nigh crying when such horrors happen all the time.
    -- Randa Abdel-Fattah

    #Towers #Horror #Cry

  • Britain is obviously one of the world powers and they bombed the World Trade Centre, which is a landmark in itself, and over in Britain you've got Buckingham Palace and the Eiffel Tower, which are big buildings, so to speak.
    -- Robbie Kearns

    #League #Towers #World

  • The Duke of Clarence . . . a prisoner in the Tower, was secretly put to death and drowned in a barrel of Malmesey wine.
    -- Robert Fabyan

    #Wine #Dukes #Towers

  • The Black Tower stands with the Lion of Andor." -Logain
    -- Robert Jordan

    #Black #Lions #Towers

  • Gossip says she hanged herself from the turret on the tower, but when you have a house like Hill House with a tower and a turret, gossip would hardly allow you to hang yourself anywhere else.
    -- Shirley Jackson

    #Gossip #House #Towers

  • I will build you a castle with a tower so high it reaches the moon.
    -- Smokey Robinson

    #Moon #Towers #Castles

  • She looked, and a scarlet butterfly flew away from her, away down the length of the tower, and then another, another, an unraveling scarf of butterflies like winged blood.
    -- Tanith Lee

    #Butterfly #Blood #Towers

  • Managing life from our mental control towers, we have separated ourselves from our bodies and hearts.
    -- Tara Brach

    #Heart #Body #Towers

  • Ivory towers are as rare as bowling alleys in tribal cultures.
    -- Terry Eagleton

    #Ivory Tower #Towers #Culture

  • Ye towers of Julius, London's lasting shame, With many a foul and midnight murder fed.
    -- Thomas Gray

    #Towers #London #Midnight

  • A number of frail girls... prisoners in the top room of a circular tower, embroidering a kind of tapestry which spilled out the slit windows and into a void, seeking hopelessly to fill the void: for all the other buildings and creatures, all the waves, ships and forests of the earth were contained in this tapestry, and the tapestry was the world.
    -- Thomas Pynchon

    #Girl #Numbers #Towers

  • I see the beauty of God's archetypal infinity reflected in the towers of infinities in set theory
    -- Vern Poythress

    #Infinity #Towers #Theory

  • As to those in the World Trade Center...Let's get a grip here, shall we? True enough, they were civilians of a sort. But innocent? Gimme a break. ...If there was a better, more effective, or in fact any other way of visiting some penalty befitting their participation upon the little Eichmanns inhabiting the sterile sanctuary of the twin towers, I'd really be interested in hearing about it.
    -- Ward Churchill

    #Patriotism #Towers #World

  • It's not by coincidence that a lot of protesters against the new presidency in America and in front of the Trump Tower, even in London... the protesters were 90 percent women. The image of the woman and the problem of the woman still exists. Not exactly in the same terms as 200 hundred years ago, but we still have the problem here.
    -- Claude-Michel Schonberg

    #Years #America #Towers

  • It's true that non-ionizing radiation lacks the power to have damage. But its damage seems to come from its modulated signal. So every 900 milliseconds, if you have a cellphone in your pocket, it's getting half of that radiation which is getting into you as it seeks the signal from the tower.
    -- Devra Davis

    #Pockets #Towers #Half

  • When Larry Wright won the Pulitzer for The Looming Tower we all strutted around for weeks, until some sourpuss among us noted that it was actually Larry, and not the rest of us, who won the prize.
    -- Elizabeth Crook

    #Towers #Week #Looming

  • Louis Armstrong is the master of the jazz solo. He became the beacon, the light in the tower, that helped the rest of us navigate the tricky waters of jazz improvisation.
    -- Ellis Marsalis, Jr.

    #Light #Water #Towers

  • If one attempts to achieve deity or to have the holy, he is thrown back; he is refused. His language is taken from him. He can no longer even communicate. That's the Tower of Babel.
    -- Frank Moore Cross

    #Taken #Tower Of Babel #Towers

  • A 60-story tower in New York evokes a 70-story tower in Chicago [and] a 60-story tower in New York evokes a 70-story tower directly across the street.
    -- Hugh Ferriss

    #New York #Chicago #Towers

  • I only know one thing: Everything I learned about the banking business, I learned in the banking towers of the Societe.
    -- Jerome Kerviel

    #Towers #Banking #Knows

  • I don't think that we need to see [Donald Trump] tax returns to verify his financial acumen. I walk into the Trump Tower every day and I'm like, this guy did pretty well for himself before I got here.
    -- Kellyanne Conway

    #Thinking #Guy #Towers

  • Aside from the posters, wherever there was room, there were books. Stacks and stacks of books. Books crammed into mismatched shelves and towers of books up to the ceiling. I liked my books.
    -- Megan Crane

    #Book #Ceilings #Towers

  • I do believe it is the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics for the World Trade Center Tower Seven, building seven, which collapsed in on itself.
    -- Rosie O'Donnell

    #Believe #Fire #Towers

  • I miss the comedy of the '70s and '80s, like 'Only Fools And Horses' and 'Fawlty Towers,' so I'm glad I'm put in that category.
    -- Brendan O'Carroll

    #Horse #Missing #Towers

  • I grew up looking at the Sunset Strip, literally. The things that I remember are the Rainbow Room, the Roxy, the Bizarries, Tower, I grew up my whole life going there, Filthy McNasty's and I said, I need these things and now fill it in with other iconic buildings.
    -- Adam Shankman

    #Sunset #Rainbow #Towers

  • I famously stole tons of VHS tapes from a video store I worked in. It was detailed in my special, Laboring Under Delusions. I worked at Tower Video and stole a bunch of videotapes from them, and then got caught and had to return the videotapes. It was a mortifying experience.
    -- Paul F. Tompkins

    #Special #Towers #Tape

  • In order to capture Mid-World for new readers, I had to streamline the original tale [ The Gunslinger Born], but I also had to incorporate scenes from earlier Dark Tower novels.
    -- Robin Furth

    #Dark #Order #Towers