Top 9 Staircase Quotes

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“I joined a writing class at a nearby community center, where I was the youngest participant by about 40 years. Once a week, I’d funnel down a staircase and join the dozen retirees crowded in folding chairs around a table to discuss one another’s stories.”

― Anthony Marra

“Storytelling isn’t an Escher staircase.”

― Dave Morris

“As in the Divine Right of Kings, hierarchies invest those who preside at the top of their pyramidal structure with absolute power to rule over the lesser ranks that spread down like a marble staircase to the broad foundation stones of those with no power at all.”

― Eugene Kennedy

“To be ashamed of one’s immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one’s morality.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“There was an incident, in 1912, which ‘gave me a turn,’ so to speak: when I brought the ‘Nude Descending a Staircase’ to the Independants, and they asked me to withdraw it before the opening.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“In the ‘Nude Descending a Staircase,’ I wanted to create a static image of movement: movement is an abstraction, a deduction articulated within the painting, without our knowing if a real person is or isn’t descending an equally real staircase.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down.”

― Samuel Johnson

“I watched ‘Holiday’ in college, and that was when I had my first fantasy of being Katharine Hepburn, standing at the top of the staircase in a huge Hollywood mansion.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“Because I grew up in such tight spaces, I don’t get manicures, pedicures. I’m not into cars, but I am into a fabulous house. I wanted the spiral staircase, clean sheets on the bed, to be able to take a shower.”

― Viola Davis
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