Rooms

Famous quotes containing the word rooms:

    Our treatment of both older people and children reflects the value we place on independence and autonomy. We do our best to make our children independent from birth. We leave them all alone in rooms with the lights out and tell them, “Go to sleep by yourselves.” And the old people we respect most are the ones who will fight for their independence, who would sooner starve to death than ask for help.
    Margaret Mead (1901–1978)

    I see slip to the curb the long machines
    Out of whose warm and windowed rooms pirouette
    Shellacked with silk and light
    The hard legs of our women.
    Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)

    By sitting dressed like this, in rooms like these,
    Saying I can’t guess what just fancy, when
    They could be really drinking, or in bed....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)