Quotes of Escalator

“ Life is an escalator: You can move forward or backward; you can not remain still. ”

- Patricia Russell McCloud

“ There was a power outage at a department store yesterday. Twenty people were trapped on the escalators. ”

- Steven Wright

“ People nowadays like to be together not in the old-fashioned way of, say, mingling on the piazza of an Italian Renaissance city, but, instead, huddled together in traffic jams, bus queues, on escalators and so on. It's a new kind of togetherness which may seem totally alien, but it's the togetherness of modern technology. ”

- J. G. Ballard

“ 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
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