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:


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

-- Henry Kravis (American Businessman)

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

-- Simone Weil (French Philosopher)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Ramakrishna (Indian Leader)

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)

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

-- Arthur Schopenhauer (German Philosopher)

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

-- Phil Condit (American Businessman)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 ( -)

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)

Love is three quarters curiosity.

-- Giacomo Casanova (Italian Celebrity)

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)

Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour.

-- Gioachino Rossini (Italian Composer)

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)

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)

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

-- Gioachino Rossini (Italian Composer)

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

-- Helen Reddy (Australian Actress)

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

-- Edward Teach (English Celebrity)

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)

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)

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

-- Robert Brady (American Politician)

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)

They scored 26 points in three quarters. That's solid defense.

-- Bill Laimbeer (American Coach)

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)


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