Quotes with room
I think that I've always been attracted to characters who are positive and come from a very innocent place. I think there's a lot of room for discovery in these characters and that's something I always have fun playing.
I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. I put them on and went out of the room.
Farewell, My Lovely (1940)
It may sound greedy to want more days with a person who lived so long, but the fact that my mother was 92 does not diminish -- it only magnifies the enormity of the room whose door has now quietly shut.
Tribute to his mother on his show that aired on June 19, 2013.
I never trashed a hotel room or did drugs. I understand if you get caught in a fight, but to take it out on a room that implies some psychiatric disorder. The way I was brought up made me think about the person who has to clean up afterwards.
When I was taking a course in analytic mechanics, the professor had a big machine that each student had to experiment with and get an answer. And you had to find the weight of the earth with this contraption. There was a whole room full of retorts and Bunson burners and beakers and motors. And I did that, and there was nothing more ridiculous to me than finding the weight of the earth because I didn't care how much the earth weighed. And later on I didn't have any idea that this would be... I thought this was very useless, you know. I had no idea that this was going to come in handy in my cartoon work later on.
Oral history interview with Rube Goldberg by Emily Nathan, for Radio Smithsonian, 1970.
If I could get one message to you it would be this: the future of this country and the welfare of the free world depends upon our success in space. There is no room in this country for any but a fully cooperative, urgently motivated all-out effort toward space leadership. No one person, no one company, no one government agency, has a monopoly on the competence, the missions, or the requirements for the space program.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.
Social Studies (1981)
I've bought hundreds of acres around my home. That's why I moved here from the coast. There's plenty of room to roam and be alone with nature. That's living. The city life is merely existing.
If one were to build the house of happiness, the largest space would be the waiting room.
How full of trifles everything is! It is only one’s thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture.
Letter to his future wife Elsie Moll Kachel (May 16, 1907)
A happy man or woman is a better thing to find than a five-pound note. He or she is a radiating focus of goodwill; and their entrance into a room is as though another candle had been lighted.
Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers (1881)
God, how I hate solemn funerals. When I die, take me into a room and burn me. Then my family and a few good friends should get together, have a few good belts, and talk about the crazy old time we all had together.
Racin’, it don’t scare you. At Indy I got on fire, and it damn sure hurts, but it don’t scare you or you wouldn’t of got there. What it is, if we know one of us is gonna be dead when we come out this room, you try to fix things on the outside first, before you come in.
Appeared in a story by Pete Dexter in Inside Sports (May 31, 1980)