From the windows of my office in Boston ... I can see the Golden Stairs from Boston Harbor where all eight of my great-grandparents set foot on this great land for the first time. That immigrant spirit of limitless possibility animates America even today.
Home and heaven are not so far separated as we sometimes think. Nay, they are not separated at all, for they are both in the same great building. Home is the lower story, and is located down here on the ground floor; heaven is above stairs, in the second and third stories; and, as one after another the family is called to come up higher, that which seemed to be such a strange place begins to wear a familiar aspect; and, when at last not one is left below, the home is transferred to heaven, and heaven is home.
And find a poor devil has ended his cares At the foot of your rotten-runged rat-riddled stairs? Do I carry the moon in my pocket?Robert Browning
The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
I came up stairs into the world, for I was born in a cellar.william congreve
Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love,But—why did you kick me down stairs?john philip kemble
Be kind, Helen, I am so tired of thinking;There are so many difficult corridors of thought,With equal iron banisters leading back again:So many stone stairs, Helen, up which I soughtTo rediscover the windy sky, and stand, blinking,In the lost sunlight: as bright as pain,Helen. I would give almost anything nowEven for pain.t. h. (terence hanbury) white
I well remember when this realization first came on me with full force. The EDSAC was on the top floor of the building and the tape-punching and editing equipment one floor below. [...] It was on one of my journeys between the EDSAC room and the punching equipment that "hesitating at the angles of stairs" the realization came over me with full force that a good part of the remainder of my life was going to be spent in finding errors in my own programs.maurice wilkes
The ladies call him sweet; The stairs, as he treads on them, kiss his feet.william shakespeare
She hurried at his words, beset with fears, For there were sleeping dragons all around, At glaring watch, perhaps, with ready spears Down the wide stairs a darkling way they found. In all the house was heard no human sound. A chain-droop’d lamp was flickering by each door; The arras, rich with horseman, hawk, and hound, Flutter’d in the besieging wind’s uproar; And the long carpets rose along the gusty floor.john keats
I can see her lookin fast in her faded jeans She's a hard lovin woman got me feelin mean Sometimes I think its a shame when I get feelin better when I'm feelin no pain Sundown you better take care if I find you been creepin round my back stairs Sundown you better take care if I find you been creepin round my back stairsgordon lightfoot
His very foot has music in't As he comes up the stairs.william julius mickle
If you want to buy my wares Follow me and climb the stairs ... Love for sale.Cole Porter
The great world's altar stairs That slope through darkness up to God .
Keep moving forward! Flank them at the stairs!
I feel like there's a lot of beauty in the darkness of Narrow stairs, but that's not really a place I'm ready to go to for a while. I'm interested in taking a different approach and having the next record be different in tone — I'm just not interested in making another dark, dark album.ben gibbard