65 Upstairs Quotes On Success In Life

These upstairs quotes will inspire you. Upstairs on or to an upper floor of a building.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging upstairs quotes, upstairs sayings, and upstairs proverbs.

Best Upstairs Quotes

  1. “The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don’t find very often, then that is what love is all about.” ~ Bruce Forsyth
  2. “I started on ‘Saturday Night Live’ the same time Conan started on ‘Late Night.’ We just had a relationship because I would be upstairs in the studio and whenever he couldn’t get a guest – which was often back then since he was just starting out – he would just call me down to be a guest.” ~ Norm MacDonald
  3. “I remember, when I was a kid, watching my mother jam herself into her girdle – a piece of equipment so rigid it could stand up on its own – and I remember her coming home from fancy parties and racing upstairs to extricate herself from its cruel iron grip.” ~ Susan Orlean
  4. “We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.” ~ Tennessee Williams
  5. “Maybe since I was 35 years old it was time to go upstairs.” ~ Wellington Mara

  6. “I always performed when I was a child. My parents got very annoyed, because my brother and I had our little bedrooms upstairs, and I would plaster the house with posters with arrows pointing upstairs.” ~ Franka Potente
  7. “Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.” ~ Robert Frost
  8. “I write in the afternoon, from about 12 until 6 or 7. I use an upstairs room as my office. Once I get going I keep at it, and it usually takes about six months from the first blank screen until ‘The End.” ~ Lee Child
  9. “When an elevator brings u upstairs, you better send it back down in order to bring others up!” ~ Dikembe Mutombo
  10. “I don’t have a formal home recording studio, but I can record tracks on my computer upstairs in my office.” ~ Huey Lewis

  11. “I reveled in the smallness, the coziness of an upstairs bedroom in a traditional American Cape Cod house the half-floor that forces you to duck, to feel small and naive again, ready for anything, dying for love, your body a chimney filled with odd, black smoke. These square, squat, awkward rooms are like a fifty-square-foot paean to teenage-hood, to ripeness, to the first and last taste of youth.” ~ Gary Shteyngart
  12. “The music is the message, the message is the music. So that’s my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me – a little ministry called love and happiness.” ~ Al Green
  13. “My ceiling’s broken, my car’s got a puncture and we’ve just lost two matches. But I’ve got my health and I’ll ask the big man upstairs why he didn’t give us a point.” ~ Ian Holloway
  14. “Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers. Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs; that just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care. Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers” ~ Garth Brooks
  15. “I don’t have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They’re upstairs in my socks.” ~ Groucho Marx

  16. “It makes me feel kind of weird, but obviously the Man Upstairs gave me something and it touches people, and I’m just so blessed.” ~ Eddie Van Halen
  17. “My husband would say my signature dish is pasta with a tin of tuna plonked on top. So, no. Although I make a good bangers and mash. I have been known to stick cocktail umbrellas in it, take a photo and send it to James upstairs with a text saying, ‘Your food’s ready’.” ~ Joanna Page
  18. “I jog through the halls and then go upstairs to Jane’s locker and carefully slip the note I wrote last night through the vent: To: The Locker Houdini From: Will Grayson Re: An Expert in the Field of Good Boyfriends? Dear Jane, Just so you know: e. e. cummings cheated on both of his wives. With prostitutes. Yours, Will Grayson” ~ John Green
  19. “Don’t leave me, Rainbow Girl.” Rainbow Girl. Was that who I was? It seemed so long ago. I smiled faintly. “Remember the skirt I wore to Mallucé’s the night you told me to dress Goth?” “It’s upstairs in your closet. Never throw it away. It looked like a wet dream on you.” ~ Karen Marie Moning
  20. “The smoke alarm went off in the hallway upstairs, either to let us know the battery had just died or because the house was on fire.” ~ Don DeLillo

  21. “When she had gone upstairs, he walked to a window and stood looking up at the sky. His head thrown back, he felt the pull of his throat muscles and he wondered whether the peculiar solemnity of looking at the sky comes, not from what one contemplates, but from that uplift of one’s head.” ~ Ayn Rand
  22. “It is not surprising that prayer malfunctions when we try to make it a domestic intercom to call upstairs for more comforts in the den.” ~ John Piper
  23. “It is the earliest dream that I can remember, earlier than the witch at the corner of the nursery passage, this dream of something outside that has got to come in. The witch, like the masked dancers, has form, but this is simply power, a force exerted on a door, an influence that drifted after me upstairs and pressed against windows.” ~ Graham Greene
  24. “I come from a very working-class background, so my family would have been downstairs in the past, as opposed to upstairs. People are often quite surprised to hear that, that I’m not actually posh.” ~ Michelle Dockery
  25. “In my house on the ceilings I have paintings of the rooms above… so I never have to go upstairs.” ~ Steven Wright

  26. “I have the ordinary experience of having the blender bottom come off in my room upstairs. I have the ordinary experience of being anonymous when I’m in an airplane talking to air-traffic control, and they don’t know who they’re talking to. I have a lot of common experiences. What’s important is to be able to see yourself, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are.” ~ Harrison Ford
  27. “One gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture: It’s like being the piano player in a whorehouse; you don’t have any control over the action going on upstairs.” ~ Robert Hughes
  28. “Calpurnia evidently remembered a rainy Sunday when we were both fatherless and teacherless. Let to its own devices, the class tied Eunice Ann Simpson to a chair and placed her in the furnace room. We forgot her, trooped upstairs to church, and were listening quietly to the sermon when a dreadful banging issued from the radiator pipes, persisting until someone investigated and brought forth Eunice Ann saying she didn’t want to play Shadrach any more – Jem Finch said she wouldn’t get burnt if she had enough faith, but it was hot down there.” ~ Harper Lee
  29. “Which is both gross and breathtakingly romantic. He could always have just gone upstairs and brushed his teeth, but he stayed and lurked by the fish for me.” ~ Maureen Johnson
  30. “I tired the back door — unlocked. Truley the Man Upstairs was smiling down on me.” ~ Maggie Stiefvater

  31. “I do have one slightly crooked wheel upstairs, but everything else is ticking along just four-o, thank you very much.” ~ Stephen King
  32. “I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn’t know who I was – I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I’d never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn’t know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn’t scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of a ghost.” ~ Jack Kerouac
  33. “Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn’t know this either, but love don’t make things nice – it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren’t here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and *die*. The storybooks are *bullshit*. Now I want you to come upstairs with me and *get* in my bed!” ~ John Patrick Shanley
  34. “Go to bed, you fool,” Calcifer said sleepily. “You’re drunk.” “Who, me?” said Howl. “I assure you, my friends, I am cone sold stober.” He got up and stalked upstairs, feeling for the wall as if he thought it might escape him unless he kept in touch with it. His bedroom door did escape him.” ~ Diana Wynne Jones
  35. “His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants’ hall.” ~ James M. Barrie

  36. “Writing is something that you don’t know how to do. You sit down and it’s something that happens, or it may not happen. So, how can you teach anybody how to write? It’s beyond me, because you yourself don’t even know if you’re going to be able to. I’m always worried, well, you know, every time I go upstairs with my wine bottle. Sometimes I’ll sit at that typewriter for fifteen minutes, you know. I don’t go up there to write. The typewriter’s up there. If it doesn’t start moving, I say, well this could be the night that I hit the dust.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  37. “Are you going to tell me what that was about?” Adam asked as we went back upstairs. “Sometime,” I told him. “When we’re telling ghost stories around a campfire, and I want to scare you.” ~ Patricia Briggs
  38. “President Bartlet: There’s a delegation of cardiologists having their pictures taken in the Blue Room. You wouldn’t think you could find a group of people more arrogant than the fifteen of us, but there they are, right upstairs in the Blue Room.” ~ Aaron Sorkin
  39. “Life itself, she thought, as she went upstairs to dress for dinner, was stranger than dreams and far, far more disordered.” ~ Nancy Mitford
  40. “Does somebody have an explanation why there’s human flesh on the hall window upstairs?” ~ David Foster Wallace

  41. “Harry ran upstairs to their dark dormitory. He pulled out the cloak and then his eyes fell on the flute Hagrid had given him for Christmas. He pocketed it to use on Fluffy — he didn’t feel much like singing.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  42. “It’s all in her walk, a cartoon swagger. Part Jayne Mansfield, part Muhammad Ali. Men never know if it’s an invitation upstairs or an invitation outside.” ~ Emma Forrest
  43. “Nowadays, if a man living in a civilized country (ha!) hears cannon blasts in his sleep, he will, of course, mistake them for thunderclaps, gun salutes on the feast day of the local patron saint, or furniture being moved by the slime-buckets living upstairs, and go right on sleeping soundly. But the ringing of the telephone, the triumphal march of the cell phone, or the doorbell, no: Those are all sounds of summons in response to which the civilzed man (ha-ha!) has no choice but to surface from the depths of slumber and answer.” ~ Andrea Camilleri
  44. “My wife’s dying upstairs and I can’t do anything about it. I look in her face and I see the memories there. I see how I hurt her and how I said the wrong things and how I got angry and how I wasn’t the man she hoped I’d be. I see that in her face and I see she’s going to die with that. You think I’m not preoccupied?” ~ Stephen Dobyns
  45. “Those people upstairs think that Karl Marx was somebody who wrote a good anti-trust law.” ~ Warren Beatty

  46. “He went through the cupboards, found the olive oil, and started upstairs again. He glanced down at the green and gold label and had to bite back a laugh at the words Extra Virgin. That about summed it up.” ~ Josh Lanyon
  47. “The best parenting advice I ever got was from a labor nurse who told me the following: 1. After your baby gets here, the dog will just be a dog. 2. The terrible twos last through age three. 3. Never ask your child an open-ended question, such as “Do you want to go to bed now?” You won’t want to hear the answer, believe me. “Do you want me to carry you upstairs, or do you want to walk upstairs to go to bed?” That way, you get the outcome you want and they feel empowered.” ~ Jodi Picoult
  48. “Finally the kitchen clock said 5:17. It was time to roll out. I shouted for my mom, woke Jeffrey up, ran upstairs, changed into my concert clothes, put on my shoes, and was standing by the door to the garage by 5:19—chanting “Let’s go! Come on!” (Feel free to try that at home, by the way; moms love it!)” ~ Jordan Sonnenblick
  49. “The note, which had been written on one of the pads I kept around for grocery lists, said, “My lover, I came in too close to dawn to wake you, though I was tempted. Your house is full of strange men. A fairy upstairs and a little child downstairs- but as long as there’s not one in my lady’s chamber, I can stand it”.” ~ Charlaine Harris
  50. “Music comes first from my heart, and then goes upstairs to my head where I check it out.” ~ Roberta Flack

  51. “A landlord is showing a couple around an apartment. The husband looks up and says, ‘Wait a minute. This apartment doesn’t have a ceiling.’ The landlord answers, ‘That’s OK. The people upstairs don’t walk around that much.'” ~ Gilbert Gottfried
  52. “My mom’s whole side of the family, they’re all Packers fans. My mom’s a Bears fan. My stepdad is a Vikings guy. So that gets ugly. My mom sits upstairs watching the Bears game; he sits in the basement. They can’t watch it together. Football’s a violent anger in our family dynamic.” ~ Ashton Kutcher
  53. “I remember one time I heard this English professor asking the class what the world’s scariest noise is. Is it a man crying out in pain? A woman’s scream of terror? A gunshot? A baby crying? And the professor shakes his head and says, ‘No, the scariest noise is, you’re all alone in your dark house, you know you’re all alone, you know that there is no chance anyone else is home or within miles—and then, suddenly, from upstairs, you hear the toilet flush.” ~ Harlan Coben
  54. “Lots of people today would never consider themselves guilty of idolatry as far as it is spelled out in the Ten Commandments, but by reducing God to some benevolent “man upstairs” whose only attributes are love and tolerance, and who could not care less about sin, they truly have transgressed God’s commandment. They have created a god in their mind who does not actually exist and will on the day of judgment, not be able to offer them any help.” ~ Charlie Campbell
  55. “Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it’s in my basement… let me go upstairs and check.” ~ M. C. Escher

  56. “For every veteran who goes through a divorce, a wife goes through one, too. For every veteran alone in the basement, there is a wife upstairs, bewildered, isolated and in despair from the dark clouds of war that hangs over family life.” ~ Karl Marlantes
  57. “With two sons born eighteen months apart, I operated mainly on automatic pilot through the ceaseless activity of their early childhood. I remember opening the refrigerator late one night and finding a roll of aluminum foil next to a pair of small red tennies. Certain that I was responsible for the refrigerated shoes, I quickly closed the door and ran upstairs to make sure I had put the babies in their cribs instead of the linen closet.” ~ Mary Blakely
  58. “‘Upstairs Downstairs’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ appeal to people because they’re about our history, they look so beautiful, are written by amazing writers and have high production values.” ~ Keeley Hawes
  59. “Today Google celebrated its 13th anniversary…. That’s right, Google turned 13 years old. Which explains why today when I searched for something, Google was just like, “I don’t know. Stop asking me questions! I’m going upstairs.” ~ Jimmy Fallon
  60. “I came upstairs into the world, for I was born in a cellar.” ~ William Congreve

  61. “I’m still here. I’m a force to be reckoned with… you have to come take my spot, and not through Twitter and not through the media, come take my spot. I’m ready to go. As big men in the league, there are two who have done something special during this millennium. I’m one and Tim Duncan is the other. Anyone else has to come upstairs and see the Shogun. I’m still the Shogun.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  62. “The worship of God….should be free at table, in private rooms, downstairs, upstairs, at home, abroad, in all places, by all peoples, at all times” ~ Martin Luther
  63. “I’ve done loads of things people have never seen, dramas on BBC4 and plays upstairs at the Royal Court and the Bush, and because I didn’t go to drama school, they gave me an education.” ~ Rafe Spall

  64. “I was born imagining myself with an apron on, with pies cooling on the window sill and babies crying upstairs. I thought that all that stuff would somehow anchor me to the planet, that it was the weight I needed to keep from just flying off into space.” ~ Carrie Fisher
  65. “What daughter thinks of her parents in flagrante delicto? Yet, my mother, even after years with him, dropped hints such as, ‘You know, your father enjoys his matinees.’ I never even saw them go to the movies together. What could she mean? All those afternoons, I thought she was upstairs listening to La Traviata, and those high notes apparently were not coming from the radio.” ~ Joy Behar

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