Bridges quotes

  • One of the dreams of Zionism was to be a bridge. Instead, we are creating exclusion between the East and the West instead of creating bridges; we are contributing to the conflict between East and West by our stupid desire to have more.
    -- A. B. Yehoshua

    #Dream #Stupid #Bridges

  • Money is no good unless it contributes something to the community, unless it builds a bridge to a better life. Any man can make money, but it takes a special kind of man to use it responsibly.
    -- A. G. Gaston

    #Men #Bridges #Community

  • All change begins with a DECISION. Once the decision is made, DISCIPLINE becomes the bridge between desire and accomplishment.
    -- A. R. Bernard

    #Bridges #Discipline #Accomplishment

  • After a point of time, when you get success and fame, money and everything, the purpose of life has to be redefined. For me, I think that purpose is to build bridges. Artists can do that very easily, more than politicians.
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Thinking #Artist #Bridges

  • The product that wins is the one that bridges customers to the future, not the one that requires a giant leap.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Winning #Bridges #Giants

  • When you find your reason for living, hold onto it. Never let it go. Even if it means burning other bridges along the way.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Mean #Bridges #Let It Go

  • Prayer cannot bring water to parched fields, or mend a broken bridge, or rebuild a ruined city; but prayer can water an arid soul, mend a broken heart, and rebuild a weakened will.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Prayer #Heart #Bridges

  • If women built the bridges or were meant to build the bridges, then they would have done it.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Bridges #Done

  • Defend Paris to the last, destroy all bridges over the Seine and devastate the city.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #War #Bridges #Cities

  • Words build bridges into unexplored regions.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Inspirational #Bridges

  • The only bridge I've ever burned along this legacy I dance is the one that linked the cities of prosperity and chance.
    -- Aesop Rock

    #Bridges #Cities #Legacy

  • A proper home can provide the bridge across that terrible gulf between poverty and a better future.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Home #Bridges #Poverty

  • We must also promote global access to the Internet. We need to bridge the digital divide not just within our country, but among countries. Only by giving people around the world access to this technology can they tap into the potential of the Information Age.
    -- Al Gore

    #Country #Technology #Bridges

  • The Brooklyn Bridge and I grew up together,
    -- Al Smith

    #Bridges #Together #Brooklyn

  • The thing I'd really like to see is the old London Bridge, with all the old buildings around it like Shakespeare's Globe. I'd like to walk along that. Don't worry, I won't get drunk and fall in.
    -- Alan Davies

    #Fall #Bridges #Worry

  • No one is more dangerously insane than one who is sane all the time: he is like a steel bridge without flexibility, and the order of his life is rigid and brittle.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Order #Bridges #Insane

  • Breathing is important in the practice of meditation because it is the faculty in us that is simultaneously voluntary and involuntary. You can feel that you are breathing, and equally you can feel that it is breathing you. So it is a sort of bridge between the voluntary world and the involuntary world — a place where they are one.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Practice #Breathing #Bridges

  • Are there many people without illness or disability who sit at home in the evening with clenched fists, continually changing the channel of a television set and wishing they had the courage to roll over the parapet of a high bridge? I bet there are millions of us.
    -- Alasdair Gray

    #Home #Bridges #People

  • Pablito, the Bible was meant to be a bridge, not a wedge. It's the greatest love story ever told, about God's enduring and unconditional love for his creation--love beyond all reason. To understand it, you have to read it with love as the standard. Love God. Love your neighbor. Love yourself. Always remember that.
    -- Alex Sanchez

    #Love Yourself #Unconditional Love #Bridges

  • The relationship is the communication bridge between people.
    -- Alfred Kadushin

    #Communication #Bridges #People

  • I can't play bridge. I don't play tennis. All those things that people learn, and I admire, there hasn't seemed time for. But what there is time for is looking out the window.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Writing #Bridges #Play

  • I was the bridge between the Michael Jordan era and LeBron James era.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Nba #Bridges

  • The purpose of my work was never to destroy but always to create, to construct bridges, because we must live in the hope that humankind will draw together and that the better we understand each other the easier this will become.
    -- Alphonse Mucha

    #Bridges #Together #Purpose

  • The views from Waterloo Bridge are amazing - you can see so much of London.
    -- Amelia Warner

    #Views #Bridges #London

  • The city was asleep on its right side and shaking with violent nightmares. Long puffs of snoring came out of the chimneys. Its feet were sticking out because the clouds did not cover it altogether. There was a hole in them and the white feathers were falling out. The city had untied all its bridges like so many buttons to feel at ease. Wherever there was a lamplight the city scratched itself until it went out.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Fall #Clouds #Bridges

  • You remove heavy metals out of the ground and you turn that into tables, and houses and bridges and dreams for people in the developing world. I love doing that.
    -- Andrew Forrest

    #Dream #Business #Bridges

  • Why should a financial engineer be paid four, four times... to a hundred times more than the, uh... real engineer? A real engineer build bridges, a financial engineer build, build dreams. And when those dream turn out to be nightmares, other people pay for it.
    -- Andrew Sheng

    #Dream #Real #Bridges

  • Once, a union job at GM or AT&T was a bridge to success. Now, a nonunion Wal-Mart job is a bridge to nowhere.
    -- Andy Stern

    #Jobs #Struggle #Bridges

  • Walls turned sideways are bridges.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Leadership #Wall #Bridges

  • Lena was an introvert. She knew she had trouble connecting with people. She always felt like her looks were fake bait, seeming to offer a bridge to people, which she couldn't easily cross.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Bridges #People #Fake

  • That's all that death is ... Just a going away into another country ... Only the separation is harder to bear because there can be no letters to bridge the silence.
    -- Annie Fellows Johnston

    #Death #Country #Bridges

  • Some split between the inner world and outer world is common to all behaviour, and the need to bridge the gap is the source of creative behaviour.
    -- Anthony Storr

    #Bridges #Creative #Needs

  • In giving you are throwing a bridge across the chasm of your solitude.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Bridges #Giving #Solitude

  • Should l go on playing bridge and dining, going in the same old monotonous circle? It's easy that way, but it's a sort of suicide, too.
    -- Antoinette Perry

    #Suicide #Bridges #Circles

  • I have not taken a position on that nuclear option. My view is I'm not going to do anything until I come to that bridge. I'm not going to jump off the bridge until I come to it
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Taken #Views #Bridges

  • Can't you see? Every step I have taken, since I was that child on the bridge, has been to bring myself closer to you.
    -- Arthur Golden

    #Children #Taken #Bridges

  • What voice did on my spirit fall, Peschiera, when thy bridge I crost? 'Tis better to have fought and lost That never to have fought at all!
    -- Arthur Hugh Clough

    #War #Fall #Bridges

  • Great triumphs of engineering genius-the locomotive, the truss bridge, the steel rail- ... are rather invention than engineering proper.
    -- Arthur M. Wellington

    #Engineering #Bridges #Triumph

  • The world is full of banks and rivers running between them, of men and women crossing bridges and fords, unaware of the consequences, not looking back or beneath their feet, and with no loose change for the boatman.
    -- Arturo Pérez-Reverte

    #Running #Men #Bridges

  • Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Life #Dream #Bridges

  • The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence. And there are so many silences to be broken.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Bridges #Differences #Broken

  • The senses are our bridge between the incomprehensible and the comprehensible.
    -- August Macke


  • Things look different depending on your perspective. As I see it, fighting to bridge those gaps isn't what really matters. The most important thing is to know them inside and out, as differences, and to understand why certain people are the way they are.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Fighting #Bridges #Differences

  • The Recovery Act, which helped saved the economy and prevented us going into the Great Depression, was the largest investment in green technology, the largest investment in education. We rebuilt roads and bridges.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Recovery #Technology #Bridges

  • For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of our economy calls for action: bold and swift. And we will act not only to create new jobs but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its costs.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Jobs #Technology #Bridges

  • Large motorway flyovers are the cathedrals of the modern world.
    -- Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn

    #Bridges #World #Modern

  • I wanted to pay homage to working women because they are the bridge that got us over.' My work is about the people who are assumed not to have a worldview.
    -- Barbara Neely

    #Bridges #People #Pay

  • For so many centuries, the exchange of gifts has held us together. It has made it possible to bridge the abyss where language struggles.
    -- Barry Lopez

    #Struggle #Bridges #Giving

  • Look, my dad has a saying - we'll burn that bridge when get to it. OK? You get it? Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow.
    -- Barry Lyga

    #Dad #Bridges #Worry

  • I come from nowhere Brooklyn, New York. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These days Williamsburg is kind of a hip area, but when I grew up there, the taxi drivers wouldn't even go over the bridge, it was so dangerous.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #New York #Bridges #Brooklyn

  • The only works of art America has given are her plumbing and her bridges.
    -- Beatrice Wood

    #Art #Bridges #America

  • First of all my real full name is Lloyd Vernet Bridges III.
    -- Beau Bridges

    #Real #Bridges #Names

  • My life sucks when I’m only half-aware of it. If I quit drinking and saw what it’s really like, I’d probably jump off a bridge.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Drinking #Bridges #Life Sucks

  • Jeff Bridges is one of my favorite actors in the history of ever.
    -- Ben Barnes

    #Bridges #Actors #My Favorite

  • Social networking technology didn't really exist until 2004-2005. I had the idea to use this technology to bridge this gap between a general interest in addressing social issues and the practical action.
    -- Ben Rattray

    #Technology #Bridges #Ideas

  • We can't cross that bridge until we come to it, but I always like to lay down a pontoon ahead of time.
    -- Bernard Baruch

    #Bridges #Economy #Crosses

  • Writing a class without its contract would be similar to producing an engineering component (electrical circuit, VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) chip, bridge, engine...) without a spec. No professional engineer would even consider the idea.
    -- Bertrand Meyer

    #Writing #Bridges #Class

  • Yes, burn your bridges.
    -- Bette Davis

    #Relationship #Bridges

  • Feminism - the word - can give us a handle, a rallying point, a common ground, and help us build a bridge. Why not claim the gift of the word as a place to begin?
    -- Betty Buckley

    #Bridges #Giving #Feminism

  • From education to broadband, from building roads and bridges to supporting the military, Barack Obama is delivering for North Carolina. And he is delivering for America. A growing middle class is the foundation for a strong America.
    -- Bev Perdue

    #Strong #Military #Bridges

  • Beyond highways and roads, we need more money for mass transit, intercity passenger rail and freight rail. We have a long way to go to bridge the funding gaps.
    -- Bill Lipinski

    #Bridges #Long #Needs

  • When you follow Christ, it must be a total burning of all your bridges behind you.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Bridges #Burning #Behind You

  • Throughout my ministry, I have sought to build bridges between Jews and Christians.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christian #Bridges #Ministry

  • I'm the type of person, I cross the bridges once I get to 'em. I don't try to plan my life three, four months in advance, because you don't know if tomorrow's promised to you.
    -- Bo Jackson

    #Bridges #Trying #Three

  • By failing to keep their end of the bargain, the Bush administration would allow New Jersey projects to deteriorate and make New Jersey highways and bridges less safe.
    -- Bob Menendez

    #Bridges #Aggravation #Safe

  • I don't know what it is to love the way they love-they would jump off a bridge for me. I can't do that. I can only say, I owe you.
    -- Bobby Darin

    #Jumping #Bridges #Way

  • Guys like Todd Bridges never overcame being a child star. You can't have any big failures. I've always felt regular. I played organized ball at the rec league. At 13, they told me I sold 3 million copies. I didn't know what that meant.
    -- Bow Wow

    #Stars #Children #Bridges

  • I believe in the power of journalism. To make informed decisions, you have to have an understanding of the dynamics of a situation. And journalism does bridge gaps and creates dialogue.
    -- Brad Pitt

    #Believe #Bridges #Decision

  • Musically I try to connect a common bridge between such exhilarating feelings as performing at the Acropolis, to the emotions each and every one of us feel everyday. In the end, a good melody will always stand the test of time.
    -- Bradley Joseph

    #Bridges #Feelings #Everyday

  • Poetry is, above all, a singing art of natural and magical connection because, though it is born out of one's person's solitude, it has the ability to reach out and touch in a humane and warmly illuminating way the solitude, even the loneliness, of others. That is why, to me, poetry is one of the most vital treasures that humanity possesses; it is a bridge between separated souls.
    -- Brendan Kennelly

    #Art #Loneliness #Bridges

  • Remember that time you tried to hump the bridge?
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Bridges #Remember

  • The past was a bridge that looked solid and sturdy, but once you were on it, you saw that it extended only far enough to strand you, to suspend you between loss and longing with nowhere to go at all.
    -- Bret Anthony Johnston

    #Loss #Past #Bridges

  • The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.
    -- Brian May

    #Bridges #Optimism #Emotion

  • Im very excited to work with everybody on The Bridge - the cast, the writing staff, the executive producers - the show is really good. Im very lucky to be a part of it.
    -- Brian Van Holt

    #Writing #Bridges #Lucky

  • The whole movie thing has never been a source of great pride for me, in that Burt Reynolds, who starred in the picture, butchered the original script I had written for the late Steve McQueen, and the result, while a massive moneymaker, was lashed by the critics. But like the old joke about Pierre the Bridge Builder, The Cannonball Run is indelibly inscribed on my so-called career portfolio, and few conversations with strangers pass without the subject of the picture arising.
    -- Brock Yates

    #Running #Pride #Bridges

  • I do not like the phrase: Never cross a bridge till you come to it. The world is owned by men who cross bridges on their imaginations miles and miles in advance of the procession.
    -- Bruce Barton

    #Men #Bridges #Imagination

  • Even the most painstaking history is a bridge across an eternal mystery.
    -- Bruce Catton

    #Bridges #Scrapbooking #Mystery

  • Your spoken voice is a part of it - not a big part of it, but it's something. It puts people at ease, and once again kind of reaches out and makes a bridge for what's otherwise difficult music.
    -- Bruce Springsteen

    #Voice #Bridges #People

  • We need to bridge the gap between the medical libraries and the hospital rooms; take the information out there already, add to it, focus it, harness it - and bring it to the patient who was just diagnosed today.
    -- Bruce Vento

    #Bridges #Focus #Library

  • I hope that we can bridge the worlds of appearances and of insights, and thus rescue art from triviality, from 'sensation' alone.
    -- Burton Silverman

    #Hope #Art #Bridges

  • But I will not tell you how long or short the way will be; only that it lies across a river. But do not fear that, for I am the great Bridge Builder.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Lying #Bridges #Rivers

  • Each person is an island unto himself, in a very real sense; and he can only build bridges to other islands if he is first of all willing to be himself and permitted to be himself.
    -- Carl Rogers

    #Real #Islands #Bridges

  • I'd love to be animated. I've always wanted to jump off of a bridge and not be hurt, like Bugs Bunny.
    -- Carrot Top

    #Hurt #Bridges #Bunnies

  • I had learned what wealth was, and a great deal about production and exchange for myself in the early history of South Australia - of the value of machinery, of roads and bridges, and of ports for transport and export.
    -- Catherine Helen Spence

    #Australia #Bridges #Wealth

  • I can almost understand why people leap from bridges.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Bridges #People #Leap

  • He asked, "What makes a man a writer?" "Well," I said, "it's simple. You either get it down on paper, or jump off a bridge.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Men #Simple #Bridges

  • Many a good man has been put under the bridge by a woman.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Men #Bridges #Good Man

  • Zuniga Hides the Evidence ... Like the craven coward he is, Markos Zuniga, rising young star of the Democrats, has now removed the page at Daily Kos where he wrote "Screw them" about the four Americans torn apart and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.
    -- Charles Foster Johnson

    #Stars #Bridges #Coward

  • All who have travelled through the delicious scenery of North Devon must needs know the little white town of Bideford, which slopes upwards from its broad tide-river paved with yellow sands, and many-arched old bridge, where salmon wait for Autumn floods, toward the pleasant upland on the west.
    -- Charles Kingsley

    #Book #Autumn #Bridges

  • You can find your way across this country using burger joint the way a navigatior uses stars....We have munched Bridge burgers in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge and Cable burgers hard by the Golden Gate, Dixie burgers in the sunny South and Yankee Doodle burgers in the North....We had a Capitol Burger - guess where. And so help us, in the inner courtyard of the Pentagon, a Penta burger.
    -- Charles Kuralt

    #Country #Stars #Bridges

  • People who inspire others are those who see invisible bridges at the end of dead-end streets
    -- Charles R. Swindoll

    #Christian #Bridges #People

  • Willis Rodney Whitney ... once compared scientific research to a bridge being constructed by a builder who was fascinated by the construction problems involved. Basic research, he suggested, is such a bridge built wherever it strikes the builder's fancy-wherever the construction problems seem to him to be most challenging. Applied research, on the other hand, is a bridge built where people are waiting to get across the river. The challenge to the builder's ingenuity and skill, Whitney pointed out, can be as great in one case as the other.
    -- Chauncey Guy Suits

    #Hands #Bridges #Skills

  • I'm learning English at the moment. I can say 'Big Ben', 'Hello Rodney', 'Tower Bridge' and 'Loo'.
    -- Cher

    #Bridges #Towers #Hello

  • Run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.
    -- Cheryl Strayed

    #Running #Dream #Bridges

  • What's monotonous about being an actor and often makes me want to throw in the towel or drive a car off a bridge is the auditioning - the waiting around.
    -- Chris Messina

    #Bridges #Car #Waiting

  • Today we stand on a bridge leading from the territorial state to the world community. Politically, we are still governed by the concept of the territorial state; economically and technically, we live under the auspices of worldwide communications and worldwide markets.
    -- Christian Lous Lange

    #Communication #Bridges #Community

  • America's highways, roads, bridges, are an indispensable part of our lives. They link one end of our nation to the other. We use them each and every day, for every conceivable purpose.
    -- Christopher Dodd

    #Bridges #America #Purpose

  • For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously. He's not from another planet, or filled with radioactive gunk. I mean, Superman is essentially a god, but Batman is more like Hercules: he's a human being, very flawed, and bridges the divide.
    -- Christopher Nolan

    #Taken #Mean #Bridges

  • I want the unobtainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat, and that's the end. They are finished. I want to paint the air which surrounds the bridge, the house, the boat, the beauty of the air in which these objects are located, and that is nothing short of impossible.
    -- Claude Monet

    #Artist #Air #Bridges

  • Never burn your bridges till you come to them.
    -- Clayton Rawson