Greatest Quotes of All Time ABSOLUTE QUOTES


"the only thing better than being away,
is being together

Unknown, July 2016

"just because you can doesn't mean you should

Common English Saying July 2016

"blurring the boundary between inside and outside is
just the wise thing to do”

Peter Rose, architect December 2015

"simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Leonardo da Vinci Before 1519.

"good isn't cheap, and cheap isn't good”

Michael Jusko, Bennie's Feed Barn November 2015.

"it seems counterintuitive, but half the experience of living indoors
is seeing the outdoors.”

Marc Appleton, Architect November 2013.

"the best outdoor living spaces are part of a home's design from
day one."

 (but don't worry if it's not the case, we can fix it!) - Sylvain Côté, Absolute Green Homes

"shouldn't all the rooms be living?"

- Ann Sacks

"there is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing."

- Aristotle

"you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your successes."

-T. Berry Brazelton

"success may very well be the greatest barrier to progress."

-Ron Jones, Green Builder Founder 

"once you experience the comfort, cleanliness, air quality, and lower energy bills, you’ll find it easier to sell the service."

- Carl Seville,, 12.14.12 


"i get it, i’ve seen this movie three times climate change is real, it’s here, it’s going to happen again."

- NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, 11.12.12


"if it's not beautiful, it's not sustainable."

- Architect Lance Hosey, Author of The Shape Of Green.


"we don't build services to make money; we make money to build better services."

- Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Chairman and CEO


"if we compare the average house to a car, it would have bald tires, leak and burn oil, and get about four miles to the gallon."

- Car Seville, 


"we have to inspire interest and we have to create demand for the solutions to our planetary crisis."

- Sami Grover. 


"we believe the quality of our surroundings
can lift the quality of our lives."

- Foster + Partners. 


"study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.
it will never fail you."

- Frank Lloyd Wright, 


"i don't believe anything can do as much for a room as a glowing fire in an attractive fireplace."

- Dorothy Draper, Famous Interior Designer.


"in the future, green will be just another color."

- Thumb, October 2010


"it's not okay anymore for affordability to be solely characterized by lowest upfront cost."

- Sara Gutterman, Green Builder Magazine, Sept. 2010


"trying to be all things to all people effectively results in being nothing to anyone."

 - Ron Jones, Green Builder Magazine, July 2010


"the world is too unstable; it is too unequal, and it is completely unsustainable."

- Pres. Clinton, speaking at Yale Law School graduation, May 23rd, 2010


"trash is simply unwanted materials in the wrong place at the wrong time."

- Sylvain Côté, Absolute Green Homes


"any fool can make things complicated, but it requires a genius to make things simple."

- E.F. Schumacher


"obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."

- Henry Ford


"a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

- Sir Winston Churchill


"...because the kitchen is a family room, because the kitchen is a living room."

- Mick De Giulio


"designing a house is like doing a movie - once you're done, you want to say, 'i hope you all enjoy it'."

- Jennifer Aniston, with her home featured in Architectural Digest


"if you build it, we will come - followed closely
by the assessor."

- Notice posted at the Lewisboro building department.


the kitchen is a country in which there are always discoveries to be made.”

- Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de La Reynière.


"life is what happens when you are busy making plans."

- Quote posted at the Lewisboro building department.


"great design is about creating a true, living reflection of the people who live in the space."

- Michael Menn AIA  Chicago, IL.


"the greenest architecture is building from
what’s already there."

Paula Wallace -  Savannah GA.


"we are in the business of preserving and improving human lifeall of our actions must be measured by our success in achieving this goal."

- Merck & Company  Whitehouse Station, NJ.


"only those who attempt the absurd...
will achieve the impossible".

- M. C. Escher, Artist.


the only time the world beats a path to your door
is...  if you're in the bathroom.”

- Unknown.


how long a minute is depends on
what side of the bathroom door you're on.”

- Unknown.


"people prosper when they make a decision
against the trend."

- Pat Neal, Builder, Lakewood Ranch, Fl.


"affordability goes beyond first cost;  considerations for greater durability, lower operating costs & superior performance must be included when it comes to calculating affordability."

 - Ron Jones, One of the fathers of the green building movement


"selling refrigerators to eskimos may be easier than
selling the 'invisible' to homeowners"

- Gord Cooke, certified trainer, author and industry consultant.


"the key to a good life is not having what you want,
but wanting what you have."

- Environmental educator Steve van Matre. Full article


"I'd put my money on the sun and solar energyWhat a source of power!  I hope we don't have to wait 'til oil and coal run out before we tackle that."

- Thomas Edison, Sometime before he died in 1931.


"don't build bigger than you need.
better to stay small and spend any extra on the details."

- Rick O'Leary, designer, 


"there is a 'me' in environment.
it's up to all of us."

- Unknown colleague,


"we shape our dwellings, and afterwards,
our dwellings shape us."

- Sir Winston Churchill,


"the significant problems we face cannot be
solved by the same level of thinking that created them."

- Albert Einstein,


"arguing with  an inspector is like wrestling with  a pig in the mud;  after a while, you realize the pig enjoys it!"

- Posted friendly notice seen in one of our local building departments.. ,


"a house that favors quality of design over quantity of space satisfies people far more than...
those characteristics ireverse."

- Susan Susanka, bestselling author & architect.


"as long as reputable firms can't keep up with the work, not-so-reputable firms will have a field day."

- Sal Alfano, Editorial Director of Remodeling magazine, August 2005.


"you attract good  employees by being a good company".

- Phil Rea, a leading sales trainer and consultant and motivational speaker in the remodeling industry.


"i have more fun  and enjoy more financial success
when i help other people get what  they want."

- Spencer Johnson, author of The One-Minute Salesperson


"everything  you can imagine is real."

- Picasso.  


"quality   construction  does not cost.  - it pays."

- Seen on a colleague vehicle in Westchester, NY.. 


"vision   without  action  is a daydream.
ction without vision  is a nightmare."

- Japanese Proverb. 


"we take your basement to the next level."

- Sylvain Côté, Absolute Remodeling Corp.


"honesty   is  not  the  best policy, it is the only  policy."

- Unknown. 


"the   dictionary  is  the  only place
where success comes  before  work."

- Arthur Brisbane, American Journalist. 


"I don't   know  the  key  to success, 
but the key  t failure is  trying  to please  everyone."

- Bill Cosby.


"how  did  they  ever  get a permit to build  the world ?!?"

- Unknown. 


"most people don't plan to failthey fail to   plan."

- Unknown. 


"when it comes to remodeling, people can't always
articulate their inner
it's our
job tlisten and bring their ideas to life."

- Sylvain Côté, Absolute Remodeling Corp.


"iyou say something about your company, it's a claim.
isomeone else says something about your company,
it's a fact."

- Unknown. 


"one needs only two tools in life:  WD-40 to make things go and duct tape to make them stop."

- Wishful Homeowner!!!


"we hire for attitude and train for aptitude."

- Sylvain Côté, Absolute Remodeling Corp.


 "my home is a reflection of who i am
my values and my taste."

- Enlighten Homeowner...


"most people uses 10% of their home 90% of the time..."

- Unknown. 


"a house is like a marriageno matter how old or how new, you will always have to work on it."

- Sylvain Côté, Absolute Remodeling Corp.


"treat people like you like to be treated."

- Everyone Knows This One. Hopefully.



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