Quotes of Castle

“ Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany. ”

- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“ There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair. ”

- John Bunyan

“ I first saw the site for Disneyland back in 1953, In those days it was all flat land - no rivers, no mountains, no castles or rocket ships - just orange groves, and a few acres of walnut trees. ”

- Walt Disney

“ The rich man in his castle, the poor man at his gate, God made them, high or lowly, and ordered their estate. ”

- Cecil F. Alexander

“ To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air. ”

- Richard Whately

“ Why should we strive, with cynic frown, to knock their fairy castles down? ”

- Eliza Cook

“ There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. ”

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

“ By reading the characteristic features of any man's castles in the air you can make a shrewd guess as to his underlying desires which are frustrated. ”

- John Dewey

“ The difference between a neurotic, a psychotic, and a psychiatrist. The neurotic builds castles in the sky, the psychotic lives in them and the psychiatrist collects the rent. ”

- Unknown

“ New rumors that Saddam Hussein is planning to flee to a castle in Libya with 10 billion dollars. Now President Bush doesn't know whether to nuke him or give him a tax cut. ”

- Craig Kilborn

“ A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent. ”

- Jerome Lawrence

“ We are not getting married in Skibo Castle. If you always listen to rumors, you've got a lot to learn. It's probably going to happen in Disneyland. I like Mickey Mouse. ”

- Heather Mills

“ Rincewind formed a mental picture of some strange entity living in a castle made of teeth. It was the kind of mental picture you tried to forget. Unsuccessfully. ”

- Terry Pratchett

“ In the country of Westphalia, in the castle of the most noble Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh, lived a youth whom nature had endowed with a most sweet disposition. ”

- Voltaire

“ That enfabled rock, that ship of life, that swarming, million-footed, tower-masted, sky-soaring citadel that bears the magic name of the Island of Manhattan. ”

- Thomas Wolfe

“ A man's home is his wife's castle. ”

- Alexander Chase

“ If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build, too. ”

- Henry Jacobsen

“ Castles made of sand fall in the sea eventually. ”

- Jimi Hendrix

“ Among all human constructions the only ones that avoid the dissolving hands of time are castles in the air. ”

- Frederico de Roberto

“ riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs. ”

- James Joyce

“ A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. ”

- The Holy Bible

“ Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them. ”

- Rita Rudner

“ A man's home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside, it is more often his nursery. ”

- Clare Boothe Luce

“ Castles in the air: they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build as well. ”

- Henry Jacobsen

“ If you are going to build something in the air it is always better to build castles than houses of cards. ”

- Georg C. Lichtenberg

“ There is something about the literary life that repels me, all this desperate building of castles on cobwebs, the long-drawn acrimonious struggle to make something important which we all know will be gone forever in a few years, the miasma of failure which is to me almost as offensive as the cheap gaudiness of popular success. ”

- Raymond Chandler

“ You may build castles in the air, and fume, and fret, and grow thin and lean, and pale and ugly, if you please. But I tell you, no man worth having is true to his wife, or can be true to his wife, or ever was, or will be so. ”

- Sir John Vanbrugh

“ An old Arabian fable tells of a prince imprisoned in a castle which had thirteen windows. Twelve of these windows overlooked lovely scenes, while the thirteenth looked down on the black ash heaps of the city. Ignoring the twelve windows, the prince always looked out through the thirteenth. ”

- James Keller

“ I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings… ”

- Henry David Thoreau
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