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The room has to be comfortable; the house has to look habitable. ...
by Adolf Loos

The room has to be comfortable; the house has to look habitable.
- Adolf Loos

The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future.
The house thinks of the present.
- Adolf Loos

Architecture arouses sentiments in man.
The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
- Adolf Loos

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

 

The house has to serve comfort.
The work of art is revolutionary; the house is conservative.
- Adolf Loos

The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice.
The bank must declare: here your money is secure and
well looked after by honest people.
- Adolf Loos

The Potemkin city of which I wish to speak here is
none other than our dear Vienna herself.
- Adolf Loos

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Supply and demand regulate architectural form.
- Adolf Loos

Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.
- Adolf Loos

Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable.
- Adolf Loos

It does not do to use it with forms whose origin is
intimately bound up with a specific material simply
because no technical difficulties stand in the way.
- Adolf Loos

At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition,
it's at that point that I intend to renew it because
the present is built on the past just as the past was
built on the times that went before it.
- Adolf Loos

Man loves everything that satisfies his comfort.
He hates everything that wants to draw him out of his
acquired and secured position and that disturbs him.
Thus he loves the house and hates art.
- Adolf Loos

Does it follow that the house has nothing in common
with art and is architecture not to be included in
the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art:
the tomb and the monument.
Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.
- Adolf Loos

The work of art is brought into the world without there being a need for it.
The house satisfies a requirement.
The work of art is responsible to none;
the house is responsible to everyone.
The work of art wants to draw people out of their state of comfort.
- Adolf Loos

Changes in the traditional way of building are only
permitted if they are an improvement.
Otherwise stay with what is traditional,
for truth, even if it be hundreds of years old has
a stronger inner bond with us than the lie that walks by our side.
- Adolf Loos

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never hold discussions with the monkey
when the organ grinder is in the room.
- Winston Churchill

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier...
I put them in the same room and let them fight it out.
- Steven Wright

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room,
in my family, in my heart.
- Anita Diament

Death is no more than passing from one room into another.
But there's a difference for me, you know.
Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
- Helen Keller

A house without books is like a room without windows.
- Horace Mann

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers
to die in the dressing room.
- Mercedes McCambridge

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.
- Nikita Khrushchev

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike

Service to others is the rent you pay
for your room here on earth.
- Muhammad Ali

In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding
equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.
- Martin H. Fischer

My studio is designed for atmosphere.
I have a really cozy, comfortable room that has a great,
huge glass door that views my backyard.
- Geddy Lee

It's funny; Luther and I have written many songs together,
but we've never written songs in the same room.
- Richard Marx

I'd get into a room and disappear into the woodwork.
Now the rooms are so crowded with reporters getting
behind-the-scenes stories that nobody can get behind-the-scenes stories.
- Theodore White

How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with,
say, my knowledge of my room.
There is no such thing as observation of the inner world,
as there is of the outer world.
- Franz Kafka

There's a lot of room to grow, and the women who believe
they're worth it are the ones who are going to make
good things happen during the next period of WNBA growth.
- Sue Wicks

I can tell you where my Tonys are.
They're in a beautiful place in my living room,
in a glass cabinet.
- Chita Rivera

The first version of The Beautiful Room Is Empty was the first mss.
I'd ever submitted to New York editors.
- Edmund White

I don't like recording studios - except my own,
which is just a little room above the garage.
- Keith Jarrett

A room without books is like a body without a soul.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Some very famous directors have started in the mail room,
which is just getting inside the studio,
getting to know people, getting to know the routine.
- Kenneth Anger

But our waking life, and our growing years,
were for the most part spent in the kitchen,
and until we married, or ran away, it was the common room we shared.
- Laurie Lee

I never go back and listen to the recorded document.
The thrill comes when the balance can be attained.
Everyone in the room can have a shared,
communal rock experience.
- Thurston Moore

There was a note on my dressing room table that said,
Call Neil Young.
- Carrie Snodgress

Basicly what I had to do was do a 7 minute board and
pitch it to a room of big wigs from the network and
based on that they determined if I would get a short or not.
- Craig McCracken

The Bible - it's sort of the other person in the room.
There's this book, the reader, and the Bible.
- Anita Diament

The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.
- Wilfred Grenfell

There will presently be no room in the world for things;
it will be filled up with the advertisements of things.
- William Dean Howells

I actually was class clown, but I don't know how that
happened because I've never been considered an outwardly
funny person-as the people in this room will attest.
- Janeane Garofalo

I am sitting in the smallest room of my house.
I have your review before me.
In a moment it will be behind me.
- Max Reger

Brothers don't necessarily have to say anything to each other -
they can sit in a room and be together and just be
completely comfortable with each other.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

There's no room in my life for feeling sorry for myself.
- Wayne Newton

Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with
the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered
walls to the great landscape.
- Mervyn Peake

Being with an insanely jealous person is like being
in the room with a dead mammoth.
- Mike Nichols

I think there is always room for a timeless sounding rock band like us.
- Steve Brown

Because there is so little room for expression otherwise,
a lot of people love cinema because they find it a
way of expressing themselves.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

In the next shot the cameras zoomed to the fiancee
who noticed the lights in the Czarina's room go out
and the camera then turned to the pond where two goldfish were making love.
- Pola Negri

Let us walk into the conference room as equals and
not second class citizens.
- Martin McGuinness

A house without books is like a room without windows.
No man has a right to bring up his children without
surrounding them with books,
if he has the means to buy them.
- Horace Mann

There's room for everybody on the planet to be creative
and conscious if you are your own person.
If you're trying to be like somebody else,
then there is isn't.
- Tori Amos

Some dog I got too.
We call him Egypt.
Because in every room he leaves a pyramid.
- Rodney Dangerfield

I don't know anyone who enjoys going to the hospital.
To help remedy this, I got an idea to create what a
Laugh Room in the pediatric ward of hospitals.
- Joseph Barbera

I don't like sitting around in my dressing room very much.
It feels a lot like theater.
- Jill Clayburgh

In the dressing room, I always put on my right shoe first.
Same thing for my right wristband.
- Mary Lou Retton

I don't really do pranks any more.
I have a laugh in the dressing room here,
where it's safe, and the guys don't go to the papers
and tell them what I've done.
- Paul Gascoigne

If I went in to pitch this show to a network,
I would be laughed out of the room.
- Pat Sajak

I've got to do something to make up for all those self-absorbed
and selfish years when I just,
you know, was taking drugs, sitting in my room,
doing bad things, whatever.
- Elton John


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