Wall quotes

  • Look at the blogosphere - the biggest lavatory wall in the universe, a palimpsest of graffiti and execration.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Wall #Graffiti #Looks

  • Have a determination that is strong enough to move walls.
    -- Aaron Feuerstein

    #Determination #Strong #Wall

  • We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Wall #Gun #Men

  • Rule of storytelling: When a character is shoved against a wall, shove them against a wall harder.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Wall #Character #Storytelling

  • Especially like right now, I'm not shooting a show so you get to act. You get to do that stuff, kind of treat everyone as 'All right, throw the paint against the wall and see what I can do with this and what people say.' I think it's a great mental workout because you have to ready something, learn something fast. It's good to stay on your toes and keep sharp if you're auditioning.
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #Workout #Wall #Thinking

  • Talk. We are going to talk first. I want to see you smile and laugh. I want to know what your favorite show was when you were a kid and who made you cry at school and what boy band you hung posters of on your wall. Then I want you naked in my bed again.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Wall #School #Kids

  • I sank down onto the bed against the headboard and leaned back. I crossed my legs underneath me. "Then we'll talk." I said with a smile. Rush sat down onto the bed and leaned back against the wall. A deep chuckle came from his chest and I watched as a real smile broke out on his face. "I can't believe I just begged a female to sit and talk to me." In all honesty, I couldn't either.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Wall #Honesty #Real

  • Wild Eyes was built for speed and I was flying down walls of water twenty and thirty feet high.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Wall #Eye #Feet

  • But none of that kept me from picturing what a tsunami might look like if it did rise up and roar toward my little boat like some watery blue version of the Great Wall of China.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Wall #Blue #Looks

  • Extremists, who thrive on conflict; who do not tolerate diversity; who seek power through division and destruction. The global system they hope to create is one of new walls and new isolation, and radically smaller horizons. It is an anti-democratic, anti-economic-growth, and anti-progress agenda.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Wall #Diversity #Growth

  • Some people are ok with doing nothing all day after they retire, but then some people if they had nothing to do would go mad and start banging their heads against a wall. .
    -- Abdul Qadeer Khan

    #Wall #People #Mad

  • If you are looking for a kindly, well-to-do older gentleman who is no longer interested in sex, take out an ad in The Wall Street Journal.
    -- Abigail Van Buren

    #Sex #Wall #Business

  • There must be some unwritten law that says about fifty people have to move into your house when somebody dies. If it weren't for the smell of death clinging to the walls, you might think it was your family's turn to host the month neighborhood potluck supper.
    -- Adam Rapp

    #Death #Wall #Moving

  • Money doesn't have anything have anything to do with the magnificence of a person. It doesn't. What matters is what you make. Whether it's a cake for bingo night or a costume for a saint or a wall of water-whatever you pour into this life is what makes you rich.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Wall #Night #What Matters

  • One line typed twenty years ago can be blazed on a wall in spraypaint to glorify art as detachment or torture of those we did not love but also did not want to kill.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Art #Wall #Years

  • True love has nothing to do with liking someone, agreeing with him or her or being compatible. It is a love of unity, a love of seeing God wearing all the masks, and recognising itself in them all. With this love you can feel the walls of opposition come down naturally in the acknowledgement of deep connection. Not only do the walls of opposition fall, but love is felt for every human being and for life itself.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Wall #Fall #Love You

  • I went through about six or seven painting methods just to see what I didn't want to do. And then I got off the wall, and went into the environment.
    -- Agnes Denes

    #Wall #Want #Six

  • The way to get things out of a government is to back them to the wall, put your hands to their throats, and you will get all they have.
    -- Agnes Macphail

    #Wall #Government #Hands

  • You know, I've been thinking: all the women in the books you like -- Sartre and Camus and all that -- they don't really exist. Not as people. They're only there to wait for the men. To love them and be loved back or not -- mostly not; to be beaten up or killed; to appear as a face on the wall of Meurseault's cell--
    -- Ahdaf Soueif

    #Wall #Book #Men

  • Rooms are a fixed size, which can't be altered without pulling down walls and building new ones. They should be unchanging in shape and proportions. But sometimes they do change depending on who's in them.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Wall #Shapes #Rooms

  • Real success and accomplishment, at whatever it is you are passionate about, requires real work. Real sacrifice. Real disappointment. Real failure. And it requires the ability to scrape your sorry ***** up off the floor, stumble to your feet, wipe the rivulets of watery drool from your face, and do it again, like an obstinate toddler running against the wall with his head in a bucket.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #Running #Wall #Sorry

  • One time, my mom told us, 'No TV.' It was 3 P.M., and I was sneaking it in. She put her hand on the back of the TV to see if it was warm, and it was. So she pulled the cord out of the wall, opened the second-floor window, and just threw it out the window.
    -- Akiva Schaffer

    #Mom #Wall #Hands

  • I don't think I'm an angry person. I think I'm a person who's angry. I'm angry at the Bush administration; I'm angry at the right wing media. And by that I don't mean the media is right wing. I mean, there is a part of the media that's not the mainstream media. That's Fox, that is 'The Wall Street Journal' editorial page.
    -- Al Franken

    #Wall #Mean #Thinking

  • George Bush taking credit for the wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sun rising.
    -- Al Gore

    #Wall #Roosters #Rising

  • I think people need housing. And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there. If you want to call them squatters, trespassers, hey, I call Wall Street thieves!
    -- Al Lewis

    #Wall #Thinking #People

  • The manager is by himself. He can't mingle with his players. I enjoyed my players, but I could not socialize with them so I spent a lot of time alone in my hotel room. Those four walls kind of close in on you.
    -- Al Lopez

    #Wall #Player #Four

  • I like the weight, look, and feel of a book. I enjoy turning the pages, and frequently scan the spines of my many books on the wall, each title a reminder of the stored information and creative thoughts contained therein.
    -- Al Seckel

    #Wall #Book #Creative

  • Mark my words, when a society has to resort to the lavatory for its humour, the writing is on the wall.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Inspirational #Wall #Writing

  • Kafka could never have written as he did had he lived in a house. His writing is that of someone whose whole life was spent in apartments, with lifts, stairwells, muffled voices behind closed doors, and sounds through walls. Put him in a nice detached villa and he'd never have written a word.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Wall #Nice #Writing

  • I've been in and out of Wall Street since 1949, and I've never seen the type of animosity between government and Wall Street. And I'm not sure where it comes from, but I suspect it's got to do with a general schism in this society which is really becoming ever more destructive.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Wall #Government #Becoming

  • Nature is purposeless. Nature simply is. We may find nature beautiful or terrible, but those feelings are human constructions. Such utter and complete mindlessness is hard for us to accept. We feel such a strong connection to nature. But the relationship between nature and us is one-sided. There is no reciprocity. There is no mind on the other side of the wall.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Beautiful #Strong #Wall

  • If we build more windows and fewer walls, we will have more friends.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Wall #Window

  • I need to be performing. I need to be acting. I need to be designing a condo and ripping down walls and buying new plates and looking at fashion magazines. There always has to be some movement in the artistic department for me to not get really, really low.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Fashion #Wall #Design

  • Television is just like making a hole in the wall. All kinds of stuff comes in, on the screen, that we would never allow to come in through the door.
    -- Albert Borgmann

    #Wall #Doors #Television

  • Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don't care what you'll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Wall #Writing #People

  • The ancients, even though they believed in destiny , believed primarily in nature , in which they participated wholeheartedly. To rebel against nature amounted to rebelling against oneself. It was butting one's head against a wall.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Wall #Destiny #Rebel

  • The one thing I never get involved with is selecting art or pictures for a client. This is a very personal thing. If the clients have pictures, I will hang them. When they do not own pictures I leave the walls blank.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #Art #Wall #Clients

  • I have always had plenty of friends, and now at age sixty, I face four walls as a common prisoner.
    -- Albert Kesselring

    #Wall #Age #Four

  • The listeners who buy books after a reading multiply that reading; the author who realizes that he or she may be writing on a blank page but is at least not speaking to a blank wall may be encouraged by the experience, and write more.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Wall #Book #Reading

  • The stories that unfold in the space of a writer's study, the objects chosen to watch over a desk, the books selected to sit on the shelves, all weave a web of echoes and reflections of meanings and affections, that lend a visitor the illusion that something of the owner of this space lives on between these walls, even if the owner is no more.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Wall #Book #Reflection

  • Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.
    -- Alcaeus

    #Wall #Opportunity #Men

  • The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Life #Wall #Ignorance

  • The victim of mind-manipulati on does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Wall #Believe #Mind

  • A particular piece of music attaches itself to the piece I'm writing, and there is nothing else I can listen to. Every day I return to the same space to write, the music providing both the walls and the pictures on the walls.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Wall #Writing #Space

  • When I was in the gulag I would sometimes even write on stone walls. I used to write on scraps of paper, then I memorised the contents and destroyed the scraps.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Wall #Writing #Paper

  • In general, great companies prefer to grow organically, as Wall Street likes to say. That is, from the inside out, by finding new markets or by taking market share from their competitors.
    -- Alex Berenson

    #Wall #Likes #Share

  • The darker the walls,the brighter the sky outside.
    -- Alex Gaskarth

    #Wall #Sky

  • I mean that at least 80% of the Russian people feel destitute. It's the people who had their past and future taken from them - they don't get paid - many of them face a wall. They have nowhere to go.
    -- Alexander Lebed

    #Wall #Taken #Mean

  • And more than echoes talk along the walls.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Wall #Echoes

  • Whether the darken'd room to muse invite, Or whiten'd wall provoke the skew'r to write; In durance, exile, Bedlam, or the Mint, Like Lee or Budgel I will rhyme and print.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Wall #Writing #Rooms

  • The house has to be clean and in order because I have to be able to sift through the creative disorder in my mind. The mental disorder that I'm exploring has to bounce off the walls. It has to go in and out of different rooms. If the room is not in order, then I can't distinguish which is which, and that really drives me crazy.
    -- Alexis De Veaux

    #Wall #Crazy #Order

  • I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls, With vassals and serfs at my side, And of all who assembled within those walls, That I was the hope and the pride.
    -- Alfred Bunn

    #Wall #Pride #Sides

  • Every man has seen the wall that limits his mind.
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Art #Wall #Philosophy

  • When I photographed Marilyn Monroe, I mixed up my cameras - one had black-and-white film, the other color. I took many pictures. Only two color ones came out all right. My favorite picture of Marilyn hangs always on the wall in my office. It was taken on the little patio of her Hollywood house.
    -- Alfred Eisenstaedt

    #Wall #Taken #Black And White

  • The way I would describe a pictorial is that it is a picture that makes everybody say ‘Aaaaah,’ with five vowels when they see it. It is something you would like to hang on the wall. The french word ‘photogenique’ defines it better than anything in English. It is a picture which must have quality, drama, and it must, in addition, be as good technically as you can possible make it.
    -- Alfred Eisenstaedt

    #Wall #Drama #Quality

  • I must confess that, at that time, I had absolutely no knowledge of the slowness of the relaxation processes in the ground state, processes which take place in collisions with the wall or with the molecules of a foreign gas.
    -- Alfred Kastler

    #Wall #Relaxation #Molecules

  • Willows whiten, aspens quiver, little breezes dusk and shiver, thro' the wave that runs forever by the island in the river, flowing down to Camelot. Four gray walls and four gray towers, overlook a space of flowers, and the silent isle imbowers, the Lady of Shalott.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Running #Wall #Flower

  • If a mathematician wishes to disparage the work of one of his colleagues, say, A, the most effective method he finds for doing this is to ask where the results can be applied. The hard pressed man, with his back against the wall, finally unearths the researches of another mathematician B as the locus of the application of his own results. If next B is plagued with a similar question, he will refer to another mathematician C. After a few steps of this kind we find ourselves referred back to the researches of A, and in this way the chain closes.
    -- Alfred Tarski

    #Wall #Hard Work #Men

  • He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.
    -- Alfred the Great

    #Lonely #Wall #Fall

  • No place worth knowing yields itself at sight, and those the least inviting on first view may leave the most haunting pictures upon the walls of memory.
    -- Algernon Blackwood

    #Wall #Memories #Yield

  • To the Sabbath! To the Sabbath!' they cried. 'On to the Witches' Sabbath!" Up and down that narrow hall they danced, the women on each side of him, to the wildest measure he had ever imagined, yet which he dimly, dreadfully remembered, till the lamp on the wall flickered and went out, and they were left in total darkness. And the devil woke in his heart with a thousand vile suggestions and made him afraid.
    -- Algernon Blackwood

    #Wall #Heart #Darkness

  • Even for the dead I will not bind my soul to grief, death cannot long divide; for is it not as if the rose that climbed my garden wall had bloomed the other side?
    -- Alice Cary

    #Wall #Grief #Garden

  • Be aware of the walls you build and what could be on the other side
    -- Alice Clayton

    #Wall #Sides

  • A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world
    -- Alice Duer Miller

    #Mother #Wall #Children

  • People love to talk but hate to listen. Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us. You can listen like a blank wall or like a splendid auditorium where every sound comes back fuller and richer.
    -- Alice Duer Miller

    #Wall #Hate #Mean

  • A wall is the safeguard of simplicity.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Wall #Simplicity

  • It is precisely because a child's feelings are so strong that they cannot be repressed without serious consequences. The stronger a prisoner is, the thicker the prison walls have to be, which impede or completely prevent later emotional growth.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Strong #Children #Wall

  • And then like thunder broke the frost, The chill wall fell, and morrowless Immortal maid and man embraced, Their light and shadow mingling.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Wall #Men #Light

  • A shrieking rise of power rushed into my pathways, rocking me against the wall. Ido's body slammed into mine. He was not going to let go. Not now. The Rat Dragon howled, his heavy blue force driven back by the onslaught of sinuous gold. Raw,rejoicing energy flooded my seven centers of power; opening,pushing, seeking. And behind it all, a presence exulting in the joy of release and reunion. I looked up and finally my mind-sight was clear. I could see the Mirror Dragon. My Dragon.
    -- Alison Goodman

    #Letting Go #Wall #Mirrors

  • Now remember courage, go to the door,Open it and see whether coiled on the bedOr cringing by the wall, a savage beastMaybe with golden hair, with deep eyesLike a bearded spider on a sunlit floorWill snarl-and man can never be alone.
    -- Allen Tate

    #Wall #Men #Hair

  • There's a power that comes with silence. I had grown to fear the unsaid thing. So it felt like a release to say it-to admit that the risk wasn't just inside our walls-it was inside my skin. I was willing to claw, scratch, and bleed until I'd found it.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Wall #Silence #Risk

  • Who was that?” I whispered, as if the walls could hear me. They were lined with pictures, a few of which I recognized as being painted by master painters. “Rhys.” “Yeah, I know but… is he my brother?” I asked. I had already decided that he was foxy, so I really hoped that he wasn‟t.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Brother #Wall #Yeah

  • My husband says my toes are like Wall's cocktail sausages. He feels peckish whenever he sees them.
    -- Amanda Holden

    #Wall #Husband #Sausage

  • WALL STREET, n. A symbol for sin for every devil to rebuke. That Wall Street is a den of thieves is a belief that serves every unsuccessful thief in place of a hope in Heaven.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Wall #Heaven #Devil

  • Snow pursued by the wind is not wholly unlike a retreating army. In the open field it ranges itself in ranks and battalions; where it can get a foothold it makes a stand; where it can take cover it does so. You may see whole platoons of snow cowering behind a bit of broken wall.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Wall #Army #Wind

  • Good-bye -- if you hear of my being stood up against a stone wall and shot to rags please know that I think that a pretty good way to depart this life. It beats old age, disease or falling down the cellar stairs.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Wall #Fall #Thinking

  • Actually, who hasn't been through the ghastly experience of sitting in front of a blank page, with its toothless mouth grinning at you: Go ahead, let's see you lay a finger on me? A blank page is actually a whitewashed wall with no door and no window. Beginning to tell a story is like making a pass at a total stranger in a restaurant.
    -- Amos Oz

    #Wall #Doors #Sitting

  • Out there, in the world, all the walls were covered with graffiti: Yids, go back to Palestine, so we came back to Palestine, and now the worldatlarge shouts at us: Yids, get out of Palestine.
    -- Amos Oz

    #Wall #Graffiti #World

  • Healthy boundaries are important, but you may be building a brick wall when a picket fence would do.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Wall #Women #Healthy

  • If 2,000 Tea Party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Wall #Party #Numbers

  • I remember when I was prosecutor we had truancy and curfew issues and we made a refrigerator magnet, and that was hot with parents. They loved putting it up on the wall and saying, you know, if you don't follow these rules, you could get prosecuted.
    -- Amy Klobuchar

    #Wall #Issues #Parent

  • Guarded within the old red wall's embrace, Marshalled like soldiers in gay company, The tulips stand arrayed. Here infantry Wheels out into the sunlight.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Wall #Gay #Soldier

  • My heart is tuned to sorrow, and the strings Vibrate most readily to minor chords, Searching and sad; my mind is stuffed with words Which voice the passion and the ache of things: Illusions beating with their baffled wings Against the walls of circumstance.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Wall #Passion #Heart

  • Gift-wrap the framed artwork on your walls and rehang them - what's nicer than a wall of presents to look at?
    -- Amy Sedaris

    #Wall #Looks #Framed

  • When I returned home that day, I saw my life as if I already knew the happy ending of a story. I looked around the house and thought, soon I will no longer have to see these walls and all the unhappiness they keep inside.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Wall #Home #House

  • Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Life #Wall #Freedom

  • Instead of answering her as soon as he saw her hair grow electric, her face more vivid, her eyes like lightning, her body restless and jerky like a racehorse’s, he retired behind this wall of objective understanding, this gentle testing and acceptance of her, just as one watches an animal in the zoo and smiles at his antics, but is not drawn into this mood. It was this which left Lilith in a state of isolation - indeed, like a wild animal in an absolute desert.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Zoos #Wall #Eye

  • The body is an instrument which only gives off music when it is used as a body. Always an orchestra, and just as music traverses walls, so sensuality traverses the body and reaches up to ecstasy.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Wall #Giving #Sensual

  • I'm communicating with the directors of the Soviet companies, and I see that it is wrong, but when I go to the official discussions, they discuss we should change the color of the walls.
    -- Anatoly Chubais

    #Wall #Color #Directors

  • Politics was his passion, but he wasn't suited for the rough-and-tumble of the game. He felt things too deeply. There was no wall between his head and his heart.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Wall #Passion #Heart

  • I graduated in 1989, and I'd focused almost entirely on the Soviet Union and communism ... so when the Berlin wall fell, I was, well, I was screwed.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Wall #Funny Graduation #Unions

  • Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Art #Wall #Desire

  • I myself shall continue living in my glass house where you can always see who comes to call, where everything hanging from the the ceiling and on the walls stays where it is as if by magic, where I sleep nights in a glass bed, under glass sheets, where who I am will sooner or later appear etched by a diamond.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Wall #Sleep #Night

  • An art book is a museum without walls.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Art #Wall #Book

  • Everyone’s chest is a living room wall with awkwardly placed photographs hiding fist-shaped holes.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Wall #Fists #Rooms

  • A lot of rookies hit the wall after 50 or 60 games.
    -- Andrew Bogut

    #Wall #Games #Rookies

  • People are rightfully upset about Wall Street abuses and excess.
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #Wall #People #Upset

  • I don't think anyone would argue with the notion that there have been serious abuses on Wall Street.
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #Wall #Thinking #Abuse

  • I believe Wall Street needs serious ongoing regulation.
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #Wall #Believe #Needs

  • The young man [Turgot] destined for an ecclesiastical career was placed within walls carefully designed to keep out all currents of new thought; his studies, his reading, his professors, his associates, all were combined to keep from him any results of observation or reflection save those prescribed: probably, of all means for stifling healthy and helpful thought, a theological seminary, as then conducted whether Catholic or Protestant, Jewish or Mohammedan, was the most perfect.
    -- Andrew Dickson White

    #Wall #Reading #Mean