Sofa: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases-Icon Group

  • Title: Sofa: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
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Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Familiar Quotations


I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it. But you have to be efficient if you're going to be lazy.
–Shirley Conran

Sofa – "Couch"

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
–Dale Carnegie

Pleasure which must be enjoyed at the expense of another's pain, can never be enjoyed by a worthy mind. Pleasure's couch is virtues grave.
–Augustine J. Duganne

We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.
–John F. Kennedy

If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch.
–Marshall McLuhan

Sofa – "Lounge"

Marriage is the result of the longing for the deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise lounge.
–Mrs. Patrick Campbell

Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air. It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.
–George Bernard Shaw

Use in Literature


So it happened that, as tradesmen were slow to trust, they had been obliged to part with a sofa to defray the expenses of the month of December.
–Horatio Alger in Try and Trust.

The sofa was of richly carved mahogany.
–James Lane Allen in The Bride of the Mistletoe.

On the sofa lay Hartley, with his face toward the light.
–T.S. Arthur in After The Storm.

But a plague of odes, and ballads, and driveling meditations, and novels with wide margins, pervades the sofas and the atmosphere.
–Honoré de Balzac in The Collection of Antiquities (tr Ellen Marriage).
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