Quotes and Sayings about Stairs



"Our house was bombed, and the roof fell in. We were sitting under the stairs of the basement, and we were quite safe, but it brought home the realization. In two nights 400 people were killed in small town."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Home, People, Stairs)

"His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants' hall."
- J. M. Barrie
(Related: Equality, May, Will)

"His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Equality, May, Will)

"Two things are bad for the heart - running up stairs and running down people."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: People, Heart, Running, Stairs)

"Nothing makes a man feel older than to hear a band coming up the street and not to have the impulse to rush downstairs and out on to the sidewalk."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"When I first came down stairs, for two or three minutes I went down cellar to the water closet."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: First, Stairs, Water)

"I was on the stairs coming down when she let him in."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Stairs)

"I was not up stairs when he came home; no, sir."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Home, Stairs)

"I think he came to the front door and rang the bell, and Maggie let him in, and he said he had forgotten his key; so I think she must have been down stairs."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Key, Stairs)

"I said I thought first I was on the stairs; then I remembered I was in the kitchen when he came in."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Thought, First, Kitchen, Stairs)

"I live myself with my cat Pebbles. She isn't enjoying the attention as much as me - she ran off up the stairs as soon as the film crew for the show came into the house. She didn't come down for hours. But I have the support of all my brothers and sisters and my neighbours and friends - everyone thinks it's just great."
- Susan Boyle
(Related: Attention, Brothers, Film, Friends, Sisters, Stairs, Support)

"My father, though, could run very much faster. It was impossible to compete with him on the grass. But it was astonishing how slow old people were. Some of them could not run up a hill and called it trying to climb stairs."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Father, People, Old, Stairs, Trying)

"My mom would give me a piece to play, but I wouldn't do any theory because when it came time to do it I would sneak back upstairs and watch TV. So, I had these kind of nonchalant lessons for years, then it just started soaking in."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Mom, Time, Play, Theory, Years)

"I write in the afternoon, from about 12 until 6 or 7. I use an upstairs room as my office. Once I get going I keep at it, and it usually takes about six months from the first blank screen until 'The End.'"
- Lee Child
(Related: End, First, Months, Office)

"I like to run, to go down the stairs, I'm one of those kind of people."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: People, Stairs)

"Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Act, First, Joy, Limits, Play, Stairs)

"You take that walk from the dressing room to the ring and that's when the real man comes out. Then you climb up those four stairs and into the ring. Then finally, you can't wait for the bell to ring."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Man, Stairs)

"Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It's a city with buildings and towers and roads. There's a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau."
- Tony Curtis
"I do have a blurred memory of sitting on the stairs and trying over and over again to tie one of my shoelaces, but that is all that comes back to me of school itself."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Memory, School, Stairs, Trying)

"The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"
- Bette Davis
(Related: Time, Baby, Stairs)

"Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check."
- M. C. Escher
(Related: Will)

"If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs."
- Tina Fey
(Related: Comedy, Dress, Lady, Man, Old, Stairs, Want, Writers)

"I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it."
- Dawn French
(Related: Home, Personality, Stairs)

"Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second."
- Robert Frost
(Related: First, Pressure, Talking, Writing)

"There would be nights when I would wake up and couldn't get back to sleep. So I would go downstairs and write. The staff had a pool going on how many pages of typing I would bring in here in the morning."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Sleep)

"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs."
- Vance Havner
(Related: Vision, Stairs)

"An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Order, Stairs)

"One gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture: It's like being the piano player in a whorehouse; you don't have any control over the action going on upstairs."
- Robert Hughes
(Related: Action, Control, Being)

"It just seemed too weird to me. I don't know, maybe they were smoking a joint in the car downstairs from their parents' apartment. I had to go that far to put together a scenario of how they could have possibly recognized me."
- Marc Jacobs
(Related: Car, Parents, Smoking)

"The house burned an hour before midnight on the last day of April. The wild, distant ringing of the fire bells woke George Hazard. He stumbled through the dark hallway, then upstairs to the mansion tower, and stepped outside into the narrow balcony."
- John Jakes
(Related: April, Bells, Day, Fire, Midnight)

"I terminated the interview when I didn't know what he was talking about and went upstairs to lunch."
- Graham Kennedy
(Related: Talking)

"But the funny thing is, I broke my finger not on set doing kung fu. I broke my finger when I fell down the stairs prior to going on set."
- Jaime King
(Related: Funny, Stairs)

"Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Stairs)

"And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition, with the women to the left and the men to the right, as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Right, Stairs)

"Maybe since I was 35 years old it was time to go upstairs."
- Wellington Mara
(Related: Time, Old, Years)

"The Queen is the only person who can put on a tiara with one hand, while walking down stairs."
- Princess Margaret
(Related: Queen, Stairs, Walking)

"C'mon. He'd be embarrassing upstairs at the White House. So I think she'd have a hard time. I think a woman president would have to be very conservative to get elected."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Time, Conservative, President, Woman)

"Memoirs are the backstairs of history."
- George Meredith
(Related: History)

"I was asleep, in the upstairs bedroom, in the rear of the house. There was this tremendous crash, there was a terrible wind force hitting my body, and then I blanked out."
- Larry Miller
(Related: Body, Force, Wind)

"I've always had great faith in the Man Upstairs."
- Wayne Newton
(Related: Faith, Man)

"I always performed when I was a child. My parents got very annoyed, because my brother and I had our little bedrooms upstairs, and I would plaster the house with posters with arrows pointing upstairs."
- Franka Potente
(Related: Brother, Parents)

"God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: God, Stairs)

"At last, someone came to tell me I'd been selected as commissioner, which gave rise to the line that I took the job with clean hands. I was then taken downstairs to a press conference, and the reporters were as surprised as I was."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Job, Press)

"In the last year my wife has noticed me struggling to get downstairs on a Sunday morning. I've two young children and football has been so good to me over the years I don't want to spoil it."
- Graeme Le Saux
(Related: Wife, Children, Football, Want, Years)

"When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter."
- Logan P. Smith
"Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Work, Accomplishments, Man, Stairs, Universe)

"I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record, so I get this thing crossing over."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Time, Play)

"I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn't much of a stretch."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Life, Film, Stairs)

"We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Fire)

"Now, finally has the elevator arrived. The stairs was about to become a personal inferno."
- Anders Zorn
(Related: Now, Stairs)