Top 33 Attic Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Attic Quotes from famous people such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Ann Hood, Giles Deacon, Gilbert K. Chesterton, Marie Lu, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I was a daughterless mother. I had nowhere to put the things a mother places on her daughter. The nail polish I used to paint our toenails hardened. Our favorite videos gathered dust. Her small apron was in a box in the attic. Her shoes – the sparkly ones, the leopard rain boots, the ballet slippers – stood in a corner.
Ann Hood
One day I’ll do a Dorian Gray, and there will be a picture in the attic. I’ll look like Helen Daniels from ‘Neighbours’ after her stroke.
Giles Deacon
Being ‘contented’ ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
My very first system was the Sega Genesis back when I was 7 or 8 years old. I played that into the ground. Like, my parents had to confiscate it and put it in attic, the whole thing.
Marie Lu
I am imprinted with the whole sense of European history, especially German history, going back to World War I, which really destroyed all the old values and culture. My grandparents had been reasonably well-off but they became quite poor, living in an attic apartment.
Lisel Mueller
I had a short run as the presenter of ‘Cash in the Attic’. It’s a very popular show but didn’t really suit me.
Ben Fogle
Writing is powerful. Whether it’s a little girl hiding from the Nazis in an attic, or Amnesty International writing letters on behalf of political prisoners, the power of telling stories is usually what causes change.
Erin Gruwell
The classic think-tank is supposed to be sitting in an attic thinking up grand ideas.
Geoff Mulgan
About two years into living in Toronto, my apartment burned to the ground. My husband and I ended up living in his grandparents’ attic for a year and a half.
Annie Murphy
I often think that could we creep behind the actor’s eyes, we would find an attic of forgotten toys and a copy of the Domesday Book.
Laurence Olivier
Of every movie that I’ve seen multiple times, of every TV show that I was obsessed with, I don’t think I was ever obsessed with anything more than ‘Flowers in the Attic,’ which I read 13 times between fourth grade and senior year.
Julie Plec
I spent my whole childhood trying to find places to be on my own. I used to sit on the water tank in the attic or in the dog’s kennel. I was quite a strange child.
Jane Fallon
You don’t paint pictures to put them in your attic. You want people to look at them.
Joe Dante
The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody’s guess.
James Thurber
An uncle of mine emigrated to Canada and couldn’t take his guitar with him. When I found it in the attic, I’d found a friend for life.
Instead of an attic with a few test tubes, bits of wire and odds and ends, the attack on the atomic nucleus has required the development and construction of great instruments on an engineering scale.
Ernest Lawrence
You may be embarrassed about the way you looked and the wacky clothes you wore when you were young, but normally, at least it’s hidden in a box in the attic.
John Oates
Real Super 8 is creepy. If you went into your grandmother’s attic and found her Super 8 films and watched them, I don’t care what was on them, there would be something a little creepy feeling about it.
Scott Derrickson
I really enjoyed working on the 2009 film, ‘Aliens in the Attic,’ because it was shot in New Zealand and I got to visit there for the first time.
Kevin Nealon
‘American Horror’ goes for a very specific kind of Seventies suburban downer ambience – ‘Flowers in the Attic’ paperbacks, Black Sabbath album covers and late-night flicks like ‘Let’s Scare Jessica to Death.’ It even has ‘Go Ask Alice’-era urban legends.
Rob Sheffield
I love to sit and watch a bit of ‘Cash in the Attic.’
Alex Higgins
‘Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case,’ ‘The Secret of the Old Clock,’ ‘Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret,’ ‘Flowers in the Attic,’ ‘Gone With the Wind’ – these are the books that defined my childhood. They thrilled me. They made me feel like I wasn’t alone in the world.
Karin Slaughter
I employed my wife for three years to sit in the attic and type up my autobiography, 700 pages, organise everywhere I go. I’m paying the normal rate of tax on the money I take out for myself.
Ken Livingstone
My grandfather lived across the garden from us, and in his attic he had a lot of radios, appliances and inventions that he had made over 50 years, such as a keyboard called a clavioline, which can be heard on some Beatles songs – it was popular in the 60s. So we had all that at home.
Michel Gondry
The press is like the peculiar uncle you keep in the attic – just one of those unfortunate things.
G. Gordon Liddy
Reviewing a government budget is much like going through the attic in an old home.
Rick Scott
When kids like Steven Spielberg were eight and nine and 10, they had little cameras, and that’s all they wanted to do. When I was 10, I was in my attic pretending to host my own variety show. Spielberg wasn’t. That’s why he’s a film director, and I’m doing what I’m doing.
Martin Short
For my seventh birthday, my parents gave me a plain, unfinished wooden dollhouse. It had six empty rooms, two floors, a staircase, and a door that swung out onto a little front stoop. The windows opened, and the roof retracted on one side, revealing an attic.
J. Courtney Sullivan
You should never wear a baseball cap when working in close quarters in the attic: You never see that beam above you!
Alex Trebek
I usually do my writing in a very nice room, my studio, which is in the attic of our house in Wisconsin. But the nice thing about writing is that I can do it in many places. So sometimes I’ll write in coffee shops.
Kevin Henkes
It used to be you sat up in your attic and wrote and we

It used to be you sat up in your attic and wrote and went down to a local cafe and talked with people there.
Ethan Canin
I’m convinced there’s a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
Peter Ustinov