Quotes of Elevator

“ SAFETY-CLUTCH, n. A mechanical device acting automatically to prevent the fall of an elevator, or cage, in case of an accident to the hoisting apparatus. Once I seen a human ruin In an elevator-well, And his members was bestrewin' All the place where he had fell… ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs… one step at a time. ”

- Joe Girard

“ There are some people who knock the pyramids because they don't have elevators. ”

- Jim Ferree

“ When I was little, my grandfather used to make me stand in a closet for five minutes without moving. He said it was elevator practice. ”

- Steven Wright

“ Remember, I am not trying to orbit the earth. It is a simple elevator ride for 20 minutes. ”

- Brian Walker

“ I tell you, I don't get no respect. When I step into an elevator, the attendant looks at me and says, 'Basement?'ツ? ”

- Rodney Dangerfield

“ A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying "long-time-no-see." If he hadn't broken your heart, you couldn't have that glorious feeling of relief! ”

- Phyllis Battelle

“ The ruin of the human heart is self-interest, which the American merchant calls self-service. We have become a self-service populace, and all our specious comforts — the automatic elevator, the escalator, the cafeteria — are depriving us of volition and moral and physical energy. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ They seldom looked happy. They passed one another without a word in the elevator, like silent shades in hell, hell-bent on their next look from a handsome stranger. Their next rush from a popper. The next song that turned their bones to jelly and left the. ”

- Andrew Holleran

“ To the United States, the Third World often takes the form of a black woman who has been made pregnant in a moment of passion and who shows up one day in the reception room on the forty-ninth floor threatening to make a scene. The lawyers pay the woman off; sometimes uniformed guards accompany her to the elevators. ”

- Lewis H. Lapham
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