Armchairs Quotes

Armchairs Quotes by Alan Ball, Neil Gaiman, Nelson Mandela, David S. Baxter, Ian Hacking, Ayana Mathis and many others.

I think all writers are armchair psychologists to some degree or another, and I think a character’s sexuality is fascinating. It’s a great way to really get at the root of their identity, because it’s such a personal thing.
Alan Ball
The sky had never seemed so sky; the world had never seemed so world.
Neil Gaiman
Only armchair politicians are immune from committing mistakes. Errors are inherent in political action.
Nelson Mandela
Hope, like faith, is a principle of action. It motivates and inspires. We do not sit in our armchairs and hope for hope; we get up and go to work.
David S. Baxter
By legend and perhaps by nature philosophers are more accustomed to the armchair than the workbench.
Ian Hacking
I try to find the beauty in things. On dark days, I sit in my armchair looking at clouds and I am awed at how rain is made.
Ayana Mathis
Sometimes armchair quarterbacks are doing it to enhance their own image. I’m just not comfortable with that idea.
George W. Bush
Prayers were held in Assembly Hall. We all perched in rows on wooden benches while teachers sat up on the platform in armchairs, facing us.
Roald Dahl
It’s in the kitchen that confidences are exchanged, that family life takes place; it’s among the remains of a meal or when your’re elbow-deep in peelings that you ask yourself what life is all about, rather than when you’re sunk in an armchair in the sitting room.
Benoite Groult
Those mausoleums of inactive masculinity are places for men who prefer armchairs to women.
V. S. Pritchett
I dream of an art of balance, of quietness, something analogous to a good armchair.
Henri Matisse
How rude. Many who have gazed upon me have compared the experience to gazing at the radiance of the sun.” Jem still had his eyes closed. “If they mean it gives you a headache, they aren’t wrong.
Cassandra Clare
When I paint a woman in an armchair, the armchair is there to show illness and death-or as a protection.
Pablo Picasso
Armchair warriors often fail – and we’ve been poisoned by these fairy tales
Don Henley
The complete self-absorption, and childish indulgence and disregard, and having to feel as though everything you’re doing is so people can live vicariously through you, so you have to pursue more and more unpleasant pastimes in order to satisfy the armchair people. That’s a kind of scary existence.
Emily Haines
I discourage passive skepticism, which is the armchair variety where people sit back and criticize without ever subjecting their theories or themselves to real field testing.
Tim Ferriss
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
Henri Matisse
The woman will sit eternally in the tall black armchair. I will be the one woman you will never have…excessive living weighs down the imagination: we will not live, we will only write and talk to swell the sails.
Anais Nin
So it was, my dear Watson, that at two o’clock today I found myself in my old armchair in my own old room, and only wishing that I could have seen my old friend Watson in the other chair which he has so often adorned. – Sherlock Holmes.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The painter’s instrument
is his armchair.
Edouard Vuillard
They were having an argument as old and comfortable as an armchair, the kind of argument that no one ever really wins or loses but which can go on forever, if both parties are willing.
Neil Gaiman
Because I saw my parents relaxing in armchairs and reading and liking it, I thought it was a peaceful grown-up thing to do, and I still think that.
Maeve Binchy
After Daskalos returned to his armchair and was getting ready to continue our discussion I asked him whether the affliction of that man was due to karmic debts.
Kyriacos C. Markides
Conversion is not putting a man in an armchair and taking him easily to heaven. It is the beginning of a mighty conflict, in which it costs much to win the victory.
J. C. Ryle
I might have simply settled down into an armchair literary life. I really don’t know exactly why I didn’t.
Edward Carpenter