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:


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)

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)

Over the last several quarters we have been growing faster in Asia and Europe than any other place on the planet. We have 18 percent of the global PC share, about 12 percent in Europe, and 8 percent in Asia.

-- Kevin Rollins (American Businessman)

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)

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)

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

-- Richard Thompson (British Musician)

Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.

-- Marcel Proust (French Author)

Travel in all the four quarters of the earth, yet you will find nothing anywhere. Whatever there is, is only here.

-- Ramakrishna (Indian Leader)

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

-- Simone Weil (French Philosopher)

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)

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)

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)

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)

We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.

-- Arthur Schopenhauer (German Philosopher)

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)

Three-quarters of the world's population doesn't have enough to eat!

-- Helen Reddy (Australian Actress)

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)

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)

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 ( -)

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

-- Gioachino Rossini (Italian Composer)

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 ( -)

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)

You know one of the causes of modern despair is the fact that we have had proposed to us, from various quarters, an impossible perfection.

-- Morris West (Australian 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)

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 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)

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

-- Robert Brady (American 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)

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)

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)

In Arkansas alone, approximately three quarters of a million people are at risk of going hungry, and one in four children does not get enough to eat, so my goal is to bring awareness to this tragic issue.

-- Blanche Lincoln (American Politician)

Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour.

-- Gioachino Rossini (Italian Composer)

I don't think there has been any increase in sophistication in the audience. When people are aware of a concept that's easy to understand, and there's an actor who will attract them to the theater and it's a movie that's funny three-quarters of the time, it will be successful.

-- David Zucker (American Director)

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)

Damnation seize my soul if I give your quarters, or take any from you.

-- Edward Teach (English Celebrity)


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