Top 60 Stairs Quotes

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“When I was a kid, I used to sneak down the stairs when my folks were listening to ‘The Witch’s Tale’ and ‘Inner Sanctum’ on the radio. I went to see ‘Frankenstein’ in the movie theater and got the pants scared off of me.”

― Al Feldstein

“You can’t be aware of everything. You’d fall down the stairs if you were aware of every intricate thing involved in going down stairs.”

― Alan Alda

“I got my first job the old-fashioned way: I took an elevator to the top floor of many buildings and walked down floor by floor on the stairs going into every firm and asking the receptionist if she knew of any jobs available.”

― Alan Patricof

“A nice quick workout is the stairs; it takes me five minutes to do 24 floors.”

― Amy Jo Martin

“Now, finally has the elevator arrived. The stairs was about to become a personal inferno.”

― Anders Zorn

“I’m pretty fit. We’ve got a lot of stairs in our house, and I’m up and down them all the time. Plus, I don’t smoke, and I’m vegetarian.”

― Anita Dobson

“Well, you know, I was raised by a 1970s feminist. My mom had a consciousness-raising group. I used to sit at the top of the stairs and listen to them.”

― Ayelet Waldman

“I think the narratives on ‘Trans,’ ‘Plans,’ and ‘Narrow Stairs’ moved away from the way I wrote on the first couple of records, which was a lot more impressionistic. I was writing those songs in my early 20s, so I thought I was being more clear than I actually was.”

― Ben Gibbard

“I’m a freewheeling flower-child falling down the stairs constantly.”

― Ben Hopkins

“All the years I coached, we sent a card to every professor for each kid I had, and I was able to keep track on a daily basis who cut class or who was dropping a grade average. What I did was bring that kid in at 5:00 in the morning, and he would run the stairs from the bottom to the top until I told him to quit.”

― Bobby Knight

“I don’t like two stories. I like one story. I never grew up with stairs. I like to stick to what I know.”

― Bruno Mars

“I started as a writer for magazines, and soon they asked me to illustrate my stories. I started from the bottom of the bottom. And I climbed the stairs, one by one.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“When I was 20-something, 30, I fell down a flight of stairs and hurt my back. I went to a therapist who said don’t get out of bed until you do certain stretches, and I’ve been doing them ever since. I guess I’m the original yogi.”

― Carl Reiner

“I have piles of poetry books in the bathroom, on the stairs, everywhere. The only way to write poetry is to read it.”

― Carol Ann Duffy

“A few push-ups during breaks at work, walking to the grocery store, and opting to use the stairs instead of the elevator are all great ways to exercise.”

― David Kirsch

“I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it.”

― Dawn French

“I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn’t much of a stretch.”

― Emma Thompson

“As a kid, I was more scared of the supernatural stuff and ghosts and goblins and the Crypt Keeper from ‘Tales from the Crypt.’ I was always scared he would chase me up the stairs, as a kid.”

― Evan Peters

“I collect fantasy swords, replicas from films, and have them displayed on the wall as you go up the stairs.”

― Gary Numan

“And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition, with the women to the left and the men to the right, as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society.”

― Henry Lawson

“But the funny thing is, I broke my finger not on set doing kung fu. I broke my finger when I fell down the stairs prior to going on set.”

― Jaime King

“When I was very young, my father had an accident. He fell down a flight of stairs, fractured his skull, and lost sight in one eye.”

― Janet Yellen

“This morning I was laughing at my cat who was running up the stairs and slipped, and pretended like it didn’t happen.”

― Jayma Mays

“I reached my full height at age 11, and I was clumsy as all get-out – all elbows and knees, couldn’t get up a flight of stairs without falling down. I wanted to be a cute, petite blonde, but I’m a big ol’ strapping thing, so I just accept it.”

― Jeannette Walls

“I’m not thin, but I’m strong – plus my balance is such that I can navigate a flight of stairs with a basket of laundry and a stack of Pottery Barn catalogs, vaulting over cat-and-dog hurdles, never once spilling my coffee.”

― Jen Lancaster

“It’s always going to be hard when you see the other team lifting a trophy. When you have to walk up those stairs and collect the runners-up medal, it’s hard.”

― Jesse Lingard

“I like to run, to go down the stairs, I’m one of those kind of people.”

― Jill Clayburgh

“I never go to the gym – I can’t be doing with it. But I run up and down the stairs, wash my feet in the basin to keep supple, and I don’t eat things that have a pulse.”

― Joanna Lumley

“Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.”

― John Steinbeck

“I’ve lived on a military base and in a convent boarding school with dobermans at the bottom of front stairs to keep us in and intruders out, and in college I spent some time at the Naval Academy, where everything was run by the numbers.”

― Kit Reed

“I try to mix it up! I do a little Pilates. I do a little Cardio Barre; sometimes I run or do the stairs.”

― Laura Leighton

“Sorry, I don’t do castles. I hate those winding turret stairs.”

― Laurie Graham

“When a male stunt performer falls down a flight of stairs, he has a lot of clothes on and can wear all this padding. But because actresses never have a lot of clothes on – they are always falling in their underwear – you can’t wear any padding whatsoever.”

― Lexi Alexander

“When I first came down stairs, for two or three minutes I went down cellar to the water closet.”

― Lizzie Andrew Borden

“I was on the stairs coming down when she let him in.”

― Lizzie Andrew Borden

“I was not up stairs when he came home; no, sir.”

― Lizzie Andrew Borden

“I think he came to the front door and rang the bell, and Maggie let him in, and he said he had forgotten his key; so I think she must have been down stairs.”

― Lizzie Andrew Borden

“I said I thought first I was on the stairs; then I remembered I was in the kitchen when he came in.”

― Lizzie Andrew Borden

“One of the worst things about ageing is the waning of your physical powers. I live in a house with 64 stairs, and I cannot run up and down them any more; my knee has conked out.”

― Miriam Margolyes

“An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.”

― Mitch Hedberg

“I switch up between going to the gym or exercising outside to run around a track and the stairs of a stadium.”

― Nafessa Williams

“At my confirmation, where you get the Holy Spirit, I came down the stairs at my party and had torn, like, 80 holes in my pantyhose and said I had the Holy Spirit, and just would do things like that all the time.”

― Paula Pell

“We climbed the stairs to the third floor, where Osama bin Laden died early in the morning of May 2, 2011.”

― Peter Bergen

“We need to not pay attention to those losers who tried to push us down the stairs when we were in middle school.”

― Poppy

“The Queen is the only person who can put on a tiara with one hand, while walking down stairs.”

― Princess Margaret

“You think Earth’s gravity is really something when you’re climbing the stairs. But, as far as physics goes, it is a pipsqueak, infinitesimal, tiny little effect.”

― Rainer Weiss

“I don’t like lifts and will walk up 20 flights of stairs if I have to. Crowded rooms make me uncomfortable, too, although I can sing to a stadium full of thousands of people no bother.”

― Robin Gibb

“My show mode is that the dressing room is like going into the cockpit. Going down the stairs is like going on the runway, and once we begin performing, it’s flight time. I’m just floatin’ on that stage.”

― Savion Glover

“The first stage I preformed on were the stairs to the hallway in the living room. There was a really nice platform, and when people were sitting in the living room, it was kind of an elevated platform and we would put on shows and skits.”

― Sean Astin

“I trip walking down the stairs, but I can skate them probably.”

― Shaun White

“I do a lot of stairs, a lot of planks, a lot of squats, a lot of treadmill, a lot of screaming – and I do it four times a week.”

― Sherri Shepherd

“I’m neurotic about children. I see dangers everywhere – sharp corners, stairs.”

― Tamsin Egerton

“There’s nothing more daunting than a musical, but there’s also no more direct line to joy. Getting there, though, is like pushing treacle up stairs.”

― Tim Curry

“I had to have help getting up these stairs because I’ve been tackled by so many lions and tigers. Really. I’m like an old football player.”

― Tippi Hedren

“I don’t do stairs. And I don’t do groups.”

― Tom Cotton

“When I was 17, I had my first proper girlfriend, and on Valentine’s Day, I painted a canvas of her, bought her a massage, put flowers on the stairs, and ran a bath.”

― Tom Cullen

“Jesus is not the man at the top of the stairs; He is the man at the bottom, the friend of sinners, the savior of those in need of one. Which is all of us, all of the time.”

― Tullian Tchividjian

“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.”

― Vance Havner

“My first job ever was on ‘Peak Practice.’ I just had to walk up the stairs. They kept the take where I slipped slightly, which was annoying.”

― Vicky McClure

“I have a company, and I’ve got to think about that. I’m trying to do my best there, and that’s a much harder task. We recycle as much as possible, and we conserve. But I’ve always been one to save everything – I even walk up stairs on the very inside or the very outside to not wear out the tread.”

― Vivienne Westwood
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