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Antiques Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Antiques

Please enjoy these Antiques Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I collect antiques.
Why? Because they're beautiful.
- Broderick Crawford

I've got a stag weekend coming up and I've said I'm
not doing anything more than a few drinks.
I won't have it.
I'll go home and watch Antiques Roadshow.
- Martin Freeman

I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders,
keeping notebooks and old photographs.
Some of the books were antiques for that time period,
with the covers falling off.
- Tom Berenger

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

Trees are your best antiques.
- Alexander Smith

I was always fascinated, even as a child,
by antiques and ancient times.
I always felt I should have been born in the 17th or 18th century.
They really had a big stone castle with authentic furniture.
- Margaret O'Brien

Swirls of antique stained glass, blazes of brass,
forests of carved wood and waterfalls of crystal combine
to make up the city's most fabulously festive interior.
- Mimi Sheraton

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My wardrobe consists of antique clothes,
many of my designs, plus shoes and shirts from Brooks
Brothers and Paul Stuart.
- Calvin Klein

I wore a woman's antique fur jacket to my high school junior prom.
- Lance Loud

You have to fight against being an antique.
- Burt Lancaster

Our admiration of the antique
is not admiration of the old,
but of the natural.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm the oldest antique in town.
- Norman Rockwell

I have this beautiful antique silver wine decanter
that I bought at an auction.
I always pour wine from that.
- Paul Lynde

When I go to a country, I go to flea markets,
antique stores.
I am always looking for something.
- Ursula Andress

We had two grand antique professors who had been teaching
at Lombard since before I was born.
- Carl Sandburg

In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma;
that is,
the sacred lore of priests and people...
and these stories afford the only explanation that
is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual.
- William Robertson Smith

On the other hand, I don't understand the enthusiasm
for everything in the antique shop that Grandma threw out.
There, the sense of quality has declined;
otherwise Grandma wouldn't have thrown it out.
- Arne Jacobsen

Even if you have $20,000 to buy an item,
you still try to get a good price at antique stores.
I collect furniture, rugs, paintings,
frames.
It's my hobby to go around to shops and markets.
- Ursula Andress

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man,
is the type of some great idea.
Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem;
and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world,
Art.
- Benjamin Disraeli

How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know
the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?
- Francois Rabelais

The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings
of antiquity and many deeds of the past,
in order to strengthen his character thereby.
- John Milton

If our titles recall the known myths of antiquity,
we have used them again because they are the eternal
symbols upon which we must fall back to express basic psychological ideas.
- Mark Rothko

Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor
of whatever is countenanced by antiquity,
enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
- Robert Hall

The nations of antiquity rolled away in the current of ages,
Israel alone remained one indestructible edifice of gray antiquity...
preserved by an internal and marvelous power.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature
is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected
and their lawlessness controlled.
- Xun Zi

Fame is the inheritance not of the dead,
but of the living.
It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.
- William Hazlitt

It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to
antiquity its due reverence.
- Desiderius Erasmus

To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity.
- Basil Bunting

The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion
is not assurance of its truth.
- Pierre Bayle

Such discoveries have led me, and other geologists,
to reconsider the evidence previously derived from
caves brought forward in proof of the high antiquity of Man.
- Charles Lyell

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated
men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
- Plutarch

This freedom of political discussion on the highest
level is something which Western civilization has in
common with that of classical antiquity,
but with no other.
- Christopher Dawson

Pride in boasting of family antiquity,
makes duration stand for merit.
- John Zimmerman

A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its
writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.
- Thomas Fuller

It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure,
and a weakness to be affected with it.
All the illustrious persons of antiquity,
and indeed of every age in the world,
have passed through this fiery persecution.
- Joseph Addison

For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have,
after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves
and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the
grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation
of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity.
- Martin Chemnitz

The cause of the break with the tradition of antiquity
was the rapid and unexpected advance of Islam.
The result of this advance was the final separation of East from West,
and the end of the Mediterranean unity.
- Henri Pirenne

Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true,
learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise
the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture.
- Martin Chemnitz

Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle,
disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity,
it offers no redress for the present,
and makes no preparation for the future.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Arles is certainly one of the most interesting towns I have ever seen,
whether viewed as a place remarkable for the objects
of antiquity it contains,
or for the primitive manners of its inhabitants and
its picturesque appearance.
- Marguerite Gardiner

Egypt, the Egypt of antiquity, at a later time,
exercised a mysterious fascination over me.
I recognized a picture of it immediately,
without hesitation and astonishment,
in an illustrated magazine.
- Pierre Loti

I have often said that just as the French revolution,
for instance, understood itself through antiquity,
I think our time can be understood through the French revolution.
It is quite a natural process to use other times to
understand your own time.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson


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