Definitions for: Quarters


[n] housing available for people to live in; "he found quarters for his family"; "I visited his bachelor quarters"



Synonyms: living quarters

See Also: accommodation, diggings, digs, domiciliation, dorm, dormitory, fo'c'sle, forecastle, hall, hareem, harem, housing, living accommodations, lodging, lodgings, military quarters, pad, residence hall, seraglio, serail, student residence




Famous Quotes Containing Quarters:


I probably wrote three-quarters of the songs without an instrument in my hands.

-- Richard Thompson (British Musician)

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.

-- Aldous Huxley (English Novelist)

We have to stress our conservative credentials and emphasize that we are the natural, national alternative to the Liberals. Clearly the Alliance has shown it can't break out of its Western box. The Alliance is at single-digit support in three quarters of the country.

-- Peter MacKay (Canadian Politician)

They urged me to take up winter quarters at the forks of the Platt, stating that if I attempted to advance further until spring, I would endanger the lives of my whole party.

-- William Henry Ashley (American Businessman)

I can't do with mountains at close quarters - they are always in the way, and they are so stupid, never moving and never doing anything but obtrude themselves.

-- David Herbert Lawrence (English Writer)

Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half. The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.

-- John Major (British Politician)

Even though we now have the half-century-old new Constitution, there is a popular sentiment of support for the old one that lives on in reality in some quarters.

-- Kenzaburo Oe (Japanese Writer)

If you know how many acres you have sown of each kind of corn, inquire how much the acre the soil of that land takes for sowing, and count the number of quarters of seed, and you shall know the return of seed, and what ought to be over.

-- Robert Grosseteste (English Statesman)

It was impossible for me to believe that conditions in Europe could be worse than they were in the Polish section of Chicago, and in many Italian and Irish tenements, or that any workshops could be worse than some of those I had seen in our foreign quarters.

-- Alice Hamilton (American Scientist)

Let me state what the official IPCC prediction is: Sea levels could go up as much as three-quarters of a meter in this century, but there is a reasonable probability it could be much higher than that.

-- Steven Chu (American Scientist)

Two quarters doesn't make a trend, but it's a heck of a lot better than none.

-- Phil Condit (American Businessman)

Three quarters of the East Coast's refinery capability is located in the Philadelphia region.

-- Robert Brady (American Politician)

Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but bad quarters of an hour.

-- Gioachino Rossini (Italian Composer)

I do still have some of the experience from playing, but it's been so long since I've been out in those quarters, semis, finals, the important final matches, just against the top players.

-- Jennifer Capriati (American Athlete)

I live in a high rise with my family part of the year in New York and I don't know three quarters of the people in the building. We live in the same square-footage and I wouldn't know who they were.

-- Dan Aykroyd (Canadian Comedian)

You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters.

-- Peyton Manning (American Athlete)

Think of all the really successful men and women you know. Do you know a single one who didn't learn very young the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters?

-- Storm Jameson (English Writer)

As far as Iraq, the important thing is that the Taliban is gone in Afghanistan, three-quarters of the al-Qaida leadership is either dead or in jail, and we now have Saudi Arabia working with us, Pakistan working with us.

-- Peter King ( -)

At the present moment the people of England are only three-quarters fed, and the result of this improvement in the export of our manufactures would be, that they would be entirely fed.

-- Joseph Hume (Scottish Scientist)

To pass to the deluge, and beyond it, and to come to close quarters with our proper division, the origin of Romance itself is a very debatable subject, or rather it is a subject which the wiser mind will hardly care to debate much.

-- George Saintsbury (English Writer)

Animals arrived, liked the look of the place, took up their quarters, settled down, spread, and flourished. They didn't bother themselves about the past - they never do; they're too busy.

-- Kenneth Grahame (Scottish Novelist)

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.

-- Simone Weil (French Philosopher)

A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.

-- Carolus Linnaeus (Swedish Scientist)

But on the other hand, while disclaiming any change in my opinions, I desire equally to disclaim the representations of those opinions which have been put forward in some quarters.

-- Joseph Barber Lightfoot ( Theologian)

To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!- An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism against the mighty Johnson!

-- Anne Seward ( -)

The Chicago Economics Department was in intellectual ferment, although the central issues of the 1930's were very different from those in later times. I had never before encountered minds of that quality at close quarters and they influenced me strongly.

-- George Stigler (American Economist)

I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can't do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I'm going to do something, I go all the way.

-- Tom Cruise (American Actor)

I have a brother who's a psychologist. He says three-quarters of the world are born feeling that they will be affected by the world; one quarter are born knowing that they will affect the world.

-- Kathleen Turner (American Actress)

The trouble, in my opinion, with corporate America today, is that everything is thought of in quarters.

-- Henry Kravis (American Businessman)

Love is three quarters curiosity.

-- Giacomo Casanova (Italian Celebrity)

Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters.

-- Mike Tyson (American Athlete)

I looked about me once again, and suddenly the dancing horses without number changed into animals of every kind and into all the fowls that are, and these fled back to the four quarters of the world from whence the horses came, and vanished.

-- Black Elk ( Leader)

Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour.

-- Gioachino Rossini (Italian Composer)

I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.

-- Giuseppe Garibaldi (Italian Soldier)

At American Airlines, we have built a business around the love of travel that has lasted three quarters of a century. And I'm pretty sure we're just getting started.

-- Gerard Arpey (American Businessman)


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