Air Conditioning Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old air conditioning quotes, air conditioning sayings, and air conditioning proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The air conditioning in Lamborghinis used to be an asthmatic sitting in the dashboard blowing at you through a straw.     

Jeremy Clarkson

God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning.      

Imamu Amiri Baraka

When air conditioning, escalators, and advertising appeared, shopping expanded its scale, but also limited its spontaneity. And it became much more predictable, almost scientific. What had once been the most surprising became the most manipulated.     

Rem Koolhaas

Air conditioning has saved countless lives…while causing countless deaths. We love it. We can’t do without it. And it’s doomed.     

Salvatore Basile

It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn’t hear the barbarians coming.     

Garrison Keillor

Air conditioning is a device that continually makes the lists of Greatest Inventions Ever, while at the same time it’s fingered as the cause of global disaster.     

Salvatore Basile

To a surprising extent, modern man has retained unaltered the bodily constitution, physical responses, and emotional drives which he has inherited from his ancestors. Yet he lives in a mechanized, air-conditioned, and regimented world radically different from the one in which he evolved.      

Rene Dubos

The modern shopping mall is the cathedral of air-conditioned culture, and it symbolizes the placelessness of the New South.     

René Arsenault

The sensation, after the first shock, is cool and smooth, like the breath of an air conditioner.      

T. Coraghessan Boyle

A rush of cool air greeted me; and though the day was one of the hottest of late June, I shivered as I crossed the threshold     

H.P. Lovecraft