Wall Quotes

Wall Quotes by Francoise Mouly, Margot Robbie, Hillary Clinton, Jodi Picoult, Ben Bernanke, Henry Kravis and many others.

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The image by Barry Blitt of Barack Obama and Michelle in the White House with him dressed as a terrorist, her dressed as an Angela Davis character, a flag burning in the chimney, a portrait of Bin Laden on the wall is an image I’m extremely proud of.
Francoise Mouly
I say this about everything: when I was on ‘Neighbours,’ I said, ‘These are the best years of my life!’ When I was filming ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street,’ I said, ‘These are the best months of my life!’ I always think I’m having the best time ever, and that I’ll never have so much fun again.
Margot Robbie
A Wall Street money manager should not be able to pay a lower tax rate than a teacher or a nurse.
Hillary Clinton
Houses are cellular walls; they keep our problems from bleeding into everyone else’s.
Jodi Picoult
I’ve never been on Wall Street. And I care about Wall Street for one reason and one reason only because what happens on Wall Street matters to Main Street.
Ben Bernanke
I was an economics major in college, and every summer after school, I would drive my car from California, from Claremont men’s college at the time, to New York. And I worked on Wall Street.
Henry Kravis
When I first went to London to do a film in 1949, I naturally went to visit the site of the Globe. There was this small plaque on the side of a grimy brewery wall in a derelict alley near the riverfront. I was shocked.
Sam Wanamaker
I don’t remember myself to be a forefront fighter, but when pushed to a point with a wall behind me, there is only one way forward. Later you can call it a Rambo syndrome, but I never regret it, as it comes naturally to me, and in my mind, that is the only way.
Kamal Haasan
We construct our lives for one person, and when at length it is ready to receive her that person does not come; presently she is dead to us, and we live on, prisoners within the walls which were intended only for her.
Marcel Proust
There were no route maps posted on the walls, but a Wonderland-style sign commanding, ‘If you know where you are, then please tell others.
Elizabeth Wein
Our mothers put God first when they fill their highest mission within the walls of their own homes.
Ezra Taft Benson
I was staring at a wall of photos and thought, ‘What would that sound like if it was music?’ And I guess that was the kicker. That’s what got me going.
John Waite
Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet. I’m always in Africa… And when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere.
Harry Belafonte
The fashion industry has a responsibility to represent a healthy image of women, but to start weighing them and putting them against a wall and making them feel like animals? No.
Diane von Furstenberg
Yes, I have a driver’s license.” I leaned back against the wall, sighing. “Man, that must be so cool.” “It ranks right up there with lockers. In fact, sometimes I put my license inside my locker, and it’s so cool I worry that the whole thing might explode with the sheer coolness of it all.
Kiersten White
Every immortal except Jack Nicklaus has hit a wall and stopped making putts he had to make in order to win. Jack did it for 20 years.
Dan Jenkins
I turned down the lead role in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, because that idiot Oliver Stone didn’t think the character should play the alto sax.
Michael Cera
Donald Trump says, we talked about the wall, but we didn`t talk about who was going to pay for it, not in this meeting. President Pena Nieto doesn`t say or do anything.
Jose Diaz-Balart
Death confronts us not unlike the historical battle scene that hangs on the wall of the classroom. It is our task to obscure or quite obliterate the picture by our deeds while we are still in this world.
Franz Kafka
Monica Langley has a great piece in The Wall Street Journal about how they’re trying to create different kinds of moments for Donald Trump, as opposed to just him shouting at rallies. They’re trying to get him in classrooms, and in churches, and in diners and places where he can make a more personal connection.
Bill Burton
What we want most is to be held…and told..that everything (everything is a funny thing, is baby milk and papa’s eyes, is roaring logs on a cold morning, is hoot owls and the boy who makes you cry after school, is mama’s long hair, is being afraid and twisted faces on the bedroom wall)…is going to be alright.
Truman Capote
It is a tragic hour, that hour when we are finally driven to reckon with ourselves, when every avenue of mental distraction has been cut off and our own life and all its ineffaceable failures closes about us like the walls of that old torture chamber of the Inquisition.
Willa Cather
Just beyond the ticket booth Father had painted on a wall in bright red letters the question: DO YOU KNOW WHICH IS THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL IN THE ZOO? An arrow pointed to a small curtain. There were so many eager, curious hands that pulled at the curtain that we had to replace it regularly. Behind it was a mirror.
Yann Martel
Facts are that the financial advisers on Wall Street today or anywhere depending on which firm, what point in time – 85 to 88 percent male, and that is part of why investing for women they tell us feels unapproachable because they don’t see people who look like them.
Sallie Krawcheck
There’s a thrill when you steal something in plain view of other people. When you drop a newspaper over a sign and walk away with it, or take something off a wall and the sound of the glue ripping makes people turn around. Your heart is racing, it’s a rush.
George Carlin
I always think I’m lazy, maybe I could do better, I could make more effort and I always have the feeling that there is a glass wall that I cannot get through. But maybe when I get through, then it’s over.
Karl Lagerfeld
Dancing brings an endlessness in which nothing matters but to go on dancing – in a room, till the walls disappear – in the open, till the sky, moving as you dance, seems to cleave and let you through.
Dorothy Richardson
Lampard fired straight through the middle of a non-existent wall.
Paul McKenna
If you’re the kind of kid who thinks that all that’s important in life is making money, Wall Street is probably still the place to go, especially now that Trump’s elected.
Michael Lewis
I watched Picasso visit the Planet of the Apes, as the masters rot on walls and the angels eat the grapes.
Adam Ant
And suddenly, it’s as if there’s no one in the world but these two, crashing through space to reach each other. They collide, enfold, lose their balance, and slam against a wall, where they stay. Clinging into one being. Indivisible.
Suzanne Collins
My life is flashing lights and pointing fingers and uninvited visitors. Inches away, humans flatten their little hands against the wall of glass that separates us.The glass says you are this and we are that and that is how it will always be.
Katherine Applegate
What I didn’t know was that if I didn’t stand with my back to the wall, Hollywood people would unscrew my ass and sell it down the river.
Joseph Wambaugh
‘Darkest Before Dawn,’ the short film, is basically the film of a man who faces the darkness when his back is against the wall and just about how miracles come in all forms, and even in your darkest times, it comes.
Pusha T
Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.
Grace Hopper
Web applications will become more and more ubiquitous throughout our human environment, with walls, automobile dashboards, refrigerator doors all serving as displays giving us a window onto the Web.
Tim Berners-Lee
The wall, safe haven for what is forbidden, gives a voice to all those who would, without it, be condemned to silence
What you’re seeing with Occupy Wall Street and the others are people who are unhappy and they’re directing their unhappiness now toward Wall Street and toward those they think are doing too well in our society.
Colin Powell
I don’t run a non-profit. There are lots of non-profits in America – in Detroit, parts of Wall Street, etc. I run a not for profit. We’re a business. The only difference is that instead of selling soap or sneakers, we sell hope and leadership.
Nancy Lublin
A long time ago, Anne used to talk about energy – how that was all that love was – ions connecting across synapses of time and air. Don’t rationalize, she’d say. None of it will ever make sense. I leaned back against the wall and closed my eyes, not wanting to cry. Anne was right. None of it made any sense.
Jacqueline Woodson
Wall Street, in the main, hates uncertainty, which manifests itself in depressed share prices of companies whose prospects lack ‘visibility.’ But where the market can err is in confusing uncertainty with risk.
Whitney Tilson
On Wall Street he and a few others – how many? three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that… Masters of the Universe.
Tom Wolfe
A life best lived is a life by design. Not by accident, and not by just walking through the day careening from wall to wall and managing to survive. That’s okay. But if you can start giving your life dimensions and design and color and objectives and purpose, the results can be staggering.
Jim Rohn
My daughter is just as obsessed with playing in my makeup as everyone’s daughter is. She paints our walls and herself and clothes and me. So I have to do makeup in 30 seconds or my whole house is covered in my makeup, because she’ll just take it and run.
Blake Lively
And when we are with Alex, I might as well not be there. They speak in a language of whispers and giggles and secrets; their words are like a fairy-tale tangle of thorns, which place a wall between us.
Lauren Oliver
On the weekends I do the usual parental things, going to the boys’ football tournaments or getting out for a hike along the Great Wall.
Zhang Xi
Wall Street has turned the economy into a giant asset-stripping scheme, one whose purpose is to suck the last bits of meat from the carcass of the middle class.
Matt Taibbi
Propping the mirror against the wall near the door, he waved a hand at it and clipped, “Drustan: Cian MacKeltar. Cian: Drustan MacKeltar.” “Dageus,” Drustan’s voice was soft as velvet, never a good sign, “why are you introducing me to a mirror?
Karen Marie Moning
If we’re not counting kids’ movies – because my kid is constantly watching The Jungle Book – I would have to say Wall Street.
Rich Fulcher
Every thought sounds like a footfall, Till a thought like a boot kicks down the wall.
Laura Riding
I think changing the Democratic Party platform [at the convention] is a great place to start. It should include expanding Social Security, a $15 minimum wage, and breaking up too-big-to-fail banks on Wall Street – among other Sanders priorities.
Ben Wikler
Automobile in America,Chromium steel in America,Wire-spoke wheel in America,Very big deal in America!Immigrant goes to America,Many hellos in America,Nobody knows in America,Puerto Rico’s in America!I like the shores of America!Comfort is yours in America!Knobs on the doors in America!Wall-to-wall floors in America!
Stephen Sondheim
Levin scowled. The humiliation of his rejection stung him to the heart, as though it were a fresh wound he had only just received. But he was at home, and at home the very walls are a support.
Leo Tolstoy
I am more and more impressed with the possibilities of history’s repeating itself on many different counts. You don’t get very far in Wall Street with the simple, convenient conclusion that a given level of prices is not too high.
Benjamin Graham
People talk about Wall Street greed, but one of the things many people don’t understand is that there are a lot of organizations that have been the recipient of largess from the same Wall Street.
Geoffrey Canada
Ever notice that nothing changes the color of paint like putting it on a wall?
Sam Ewing
The key to liberation from the power of materialism is not an exodus from culture – abandoning Wall Street or leaving the wealth of the nation to others – but the grace of giving… Givers for God disarm the power of money. They invite God’s grace to flow through them.
R. Kent Hughes
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
If you’re just starting out as a writer, you could do worse than strip your television’s electric plug-wire, wrap a spike around it, and then stick it back into the wall. See what blows, and how far. Just an idea.
Stephen King
Remember how you used to be able to feel your bed breathing and the walls spinning when you were a kid?
Lynda Barry
There is no such thing as Freedom (though it is the most important condition of human life, after Humility, -which does not exist either). There is only Slavery (walls around one) and absence-of-Slavery (ability to walk in any direction, or to remain still).
John Berryman
It is also a warning. It is a warning that, if nobody reads the writing on the wall, man will be reduced to the state of the beast, whom he is shaming by his manners.
Mahatma Gandhi
Even God had a Welsh name : He spoke to him in the old language; He was to have a peculiar care For the Welsh people. History showed us He was too big to be nailed to the wall Of a stone chapel, yet still we crammed him Between the boards of a black book .
R. S. Thomas
Pop music catches on like a meme. It just takes a little bit of tinder, and it can become a phenomenon. You have to break through that wall a little bit. Why it happens, I don’t really know.
Stephen Malkmus
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
It appears to me that no one has learned a thing; that Wall Street is still operating as if 2008 never happened.
Collin Peterson
An entire wall in my home is covered with framed pictures of my family and friends. It’s nice to go home after a long week of traveling for work and be reminded of memories with the people I love.
Karlie Kloss
Look at the walls of Pompeii. That’s what got the internet started.
Robin Williams
the most deeply moving element in the contemplation of beauty is the element of loss. We desire to hold; but the sunset melts into the night, and the secret of the painting on the wall can never be the secret of the buyer.
Pamela Hansford Johnson
Temptations will no more prevail over a contented man, than a dart that is thrown against a brazen wall.
Jeremiah Burroughs
Walls have ears. Doors have eyes. Trees have voices. Beasts tell lies. Beware the rain. Beware the snow. Beware the man You think you know. -Songs of Sapphique
Catherine Fisher
But the line of thought that I’d been chasing for several days was implicit in the ruins of the old Roman Empire, which gradually destroyed itself by substituting the faith in a legion of miraculous words for the strength of armies and the weight of walls.
Lewis H. Lapham
I must fling myself down and writhe; I must strive with every piece of force I possess; I bruise and batter myself against the floor, the walls; I strain and sob and exhaust myself, and begin again, and exhaust myself again; but do I feel pain? Never. How can I feel pain? There is no place for it.
Harry Houdini
I’ll never forget the first time Elisabeth Moss kissed me on screen. It was season one of the West Wing and she had to pin me up against a wall in the lobby of the White House. We didn’t rehearse it at all and when we did it, she sure enough laid one on me, boy. I was like, “Well, ok, this is going to work out just fine.”
Dule Hill
I once met a man who said he had visited every exotic place from the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall, but when I questioned him closely I discovered he hadn’t seen the songbirds in his own backyard.
Richard Bode
Me and success are two things you don’t wanna find yo ass between. Back against the wall like plasma screens.
You’ve got to remember, the older you get the slower you get. I’ve seen a lot of players get old … if I can have a good season in 1972 and come back with another good one, well, that’s different. I might not quit. But two bad ones back to back and staying home would be written on the wall.
Hank Aaron
There is a sign that hangs on my wall that says, ‘What is it you want me to do to somebody else that is more important than what you want me to do for you?’
Dave Obey
We as a people need to declare that we stand with rule of law and not with the false tales of the revolutionary Marxist forces, who most recently have rebranded themselves from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter.
David A. Clarke, Jr.
If this is a war, my side has the nuclear bomb. We have K Street. We have Wall Street. Debbie doesn’t have anybody. I want a government that is responsive to the people who got the short straw in life.
Warren Buffett
It’s a wonderful thing, as a writer, to be given parameters and walls and barriers.
Neil Gaiman
There’s a difference between an outburst of spontaneous anger, which doesn’t have a political objective, and a more measured response that we saw in the Occupy Wall Street movement.
David Harvey
I think my gift expressed itself in every way possible. When I was a little child, my mother said I used to draw on the walls.
Floyd Norman
If we’re going to be an effective, efficient economy, we need to have all part of that engine running well, and that includes Wall Street and Main Street.
Hillary Clinton
I was the kid who always liked to take the ball down to the school even in my free time, kick it against the wall, juggle it in the front yard and so it was kind of a perpetual state of playing soccer for me.
Brandi Chastain
One learns more from listening than speaking.And both the wind and the people who continue to live close to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot hear within university walls.
Thor Heyerdahl
I remember kind of doing early acting and thinking, “God, they don’t paint behind the sets.” It’s a bit of a shame, really – “Oh, what’s on the other side of this wall? Oh, you can see the plywood.” I was really disappointed. I just thought that these things were real, from watching things as a kid.
Andy Serkis
Only sound common sense, respectable fellow that he is, in the homely realm of his own four walls, has very wonderful adventures directly he ventures out into the wide world of research.
Friedrich Engels
At home the very walls lend you strength.
Sergei Lukyanenko
Your next-door neighbor is not a man; he is an environment. He is the barking of a dog; he is the noise of a piano; he is a dispute about a party wall; he is drains that are worse than yours, or roses that are better than yours.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
England! awake! awake! awake! Jerusalem thy sister calls! Why wilt thou sleep the sleep of death And close her from thy ancient walls?
William Blake
Coming back to the topic of computer security, the TCP Wrapper is an example of such a safety net. I wrote it when my systems were under attack by someone who appeared to walk through walls.
Wietse Venema
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
Joseph Campbell
Negatives are the notebooks, the jottings, the false starts, the whims, the poor drafts, and the good draft but never the completed version of the work The print and a proper one is the only completed photograph, whether it is specifically shaded for reproduction, or for a museum wall.
W. Eugene Smith
There will be a rusty gun on the wall, sweetheart,
The rifle grooves curling with flakes of rust.
A spider will make a silver string nest in the darkest, warmest
corner of it.
Carl Sandburg
Hopes were wallflowers. Hopes hugged the perimeter of a dance floor in your brain, tugging at their party lace, all perfume and hems and doomed expectation. They fanned their dance cards, these guests that pressed against the walls of your heart.
Karen Russell
Efforts to bring about democracy have hit a wall and are going backwards.
John McCain
There’s something about hospital walls; though only made of bricks and plaster, when you’re inside them the noise, the reality of the teeming city beyond, disappears; it’s just outside the door, but it might as well be a magical land far, far away.
Kate Morton
Herman Cain answered the Wall Street protesters, and he had a message for these protesters. He said, ‘If you don’t have a job, if you’re not rich, don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the banks, blame yourself.’ And a nation of out of work teabaggers said, ‘Yeah! Hey, wait a minute.’
Bill Maher
Everyone has to scratch on walls somewhere or they go crazy
Michael Ondaatje
I thought we’d turned a corner. Maybe we did, but we hit a brick wall anyway.
Sylvia Day
To prove that Wall Street is an early omen of movements still to come in GNP, commentators quote economic studies alleging that market downturns predicted four out of the last five recessions. That is an understatement. Wall Street indexes predicted nine out of the last five recessions! And its mistakes were beauties.
Paul Samuelson
Sarah Palin had a big op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, and she said she’s against death panels. And I thought, ‘Really? She’s the one who pulled the plug on the McCain campaign.’
David Letterman
You cannot stop. If there is a concrete wall in front of you, you have to go through it. You can never, ever give up or even think in terms of giving up.
Donald Trump
I think I was a militant smoker, and I felt hemmed in by a wall of political correctness and I think I purposely and militantly put the smoking scenes in the movies.
Chris Hayes
In my writing I wanted to be liked for writing really unlikeable stuff. There were books that people, particularly women, hated so much. They said, “I threw it against the wall!” Which, in my opinion, was a compliment. Because it’s very hard to get somebody to throw something.
Tama Janowitz
The whole land seems aroused to discussion on the province of woman, and I am glad of it. We are willing to bear the brunt of thestorm, if we can only be the means of making a break in that wall of public opinion which lies right in the way of woman’s rights, true dignity, honor and usefulness.
Angelina Grimke
In fiction, when you paint yourself into a corner, you can write a pair of suction cups onto the bottoms of your shoes and walk up the wall and out the skylight and see the sun breaking through the clouds. In nonfiction, you don’t have that luxury.
Tom Robbins
I am always really buzzed after each performance, and at around one in the morning, Ill hit a brick wall and need to sleep.
Hattie Morahan
I would be in a room full of people being loud and running around, and I’d be in the corner just playing with the wall. So I was very, very quiet, but when I really got into the arts, that opened me up.
Harry Shum, Jr.
It is only necessary that man should start a fence that Nature should carry it on and complete it. The farmer cannot plow quite up to the rails or wall which he himself has placed, and hence it often becomes a hedgerow and sometimes a coppice.
Henry David Thoreau
The “wall of separation between church and State” is a metaphor based on bad history.
William Rehnquist
I was fighting a small fight of my own which wasn’t leading
anywhere-but like a man with a bent spoon trying to dig through a cement wall I knew that a small fight was better than quitting: it
kept the heart alive.
Charles Bukowski
Wall Street has come to America’s heartland, really. The only thing missing are the skyscrapers, you know?
Dennis Quaid
Every time I hit the ball on the wall I uses to pretend I was there (Wimbledon). When I went to sleep I used to pretend I was there.
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
All the suffering that humanity ever knew can be traced to the one fact that no man in the history of the Galaxy … could really understand one another. Every human being lived behind an impenetrable wall of choking mist within which no other but he existed.
Isaac Asimov
Wall Street banks have the right to express their views to lawmakers and regulators through lobbying, but the law is clear: If they want to influence lawmakers, they must disclose their lobbying expenditures.
Elizabeth Warren
Talking, talking. Spinning a web of words, pale walls of dreams, between myself and all I see.
John Gardner
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
Khalil Gibran
By tradition, Beijing is a city of walls, sheltering its intrigues and ambitions behind a series of concentric barriers from the Great Wall down to courtyard homes that draw sunlight only from the gardens at their core.
Evan Osnos
The economic insecurity of the past ten to 15 years, the 2008 Wall Street crash, NAFTA, and the loss of millions of good jobs – these directly grow out of Democratic Party neo-liberal policies.
Jill Stein
Part of this country’s problem is that people from New York City – Wall Streeters – don’t think about the little guy who can’t afford things.
Wayne Huizenga
Really the writer doesn’t want success. . . . He knows he has a short span of life, that the day will come when he must pass through the wall of oblivion, and he wants to leave a scratch on that wall – Kilroy was here – that somebody a hundred, or a thousand years later will see.
William Faulkner
I simply constructed a project to try to snap Kurt [Cobain] out of a frame of mind. I sent him a plane ticket and a driver, and he tacked the plane ticket to the wall in the bedroom and the driver sat outside the house for 10 hours. Kurt wouldn’t come out and wouldn’t answer the phone.
Michael Stipe
Why should a man deliberately encircle his mind with needless prison walls. No man can reach highest excellence who puts limits to his own thought.
Arthur Desmond
Wall Street can never be allowed to threaten main street again. No bank can be too big to fail, no executive too powerful to jail.
Hillary Clinton
I lock my door upon myself, And bar them out; but who shall wall Self from myself, most loathed of all?
Christina Rossetti
Individuals seem to have reached their walls and so has the entire human race. Whatever isn’t working, isn’t life-producing, isn’t producing love for ourselves or others, is going to have to go now. Or, literally, there will be hell to pay.
Marianne Williamson
When we talk about power, we talk about Wall Street.
Bernie Sanders
To get our economy back on track and keep it functioning properly without the problems of our financial institutions, we need reasonable regulations that will protect Main Street while at the same time allow Wall Street to do what it does best – make money for American investors.
Marsha Blackburn
Frost is but slender weeks away,
Tonight the sunset glow will stay,
Swing to the north and burn up higher
And Northern Lights wall earth with fire.
Nothing is lost yet, nothing broken,
And yet the cold blue word is spoken:
Say goodbye to the sun.
The days of love and leaves are done.
Robert P. T. Coffin
Successful writers say you should never work from a desk with a view, and the view I have from this one is a huge distraction. There’s a garden bursting with fresh vegetation, and just beyond the high wall at the end of it, I can see the sign of the local pub across the road. Distractions, eh? I’m so easily led.
Matt Roper
Death is only an old door/Set in a garden wall.
Nancy Byrd Turner
My hope is Donald Trump will focus on building bridges instead of walls.
Julian Castro
These beautiful days … do not exist as mere pictures – maps hung upon the walls of memory to brighten at times when touched by association or will … They saturate themselves into every part of the body and live always.
John Muir
Long before I became ‘rich and famous’ I just sat round drinking wine and staring at the walls.
Charles Bukowski
If you really don’t care what an audience thinks, make a home movie and show it on your wall.
Ned Tanen
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
Everyone’s chest is a living room wall with awkwardly placed photographs hiding fist-shaped holes.
Andrea Gibson
All of you, wherever you are: in your spiny cities, or your one-bump towns. Find it, the hard stuff, the links of metal and chink, the fragments of stone filling your stomach. And pull, and pull, and pull. I will make a pact with you: I will do it if you will do it, always and forever. Take down the walls.
Lauren Oliver
Change the way we fund campaigns. Until we do, Wall Street will always be able to blackmail the Dems and GOP to giving them what Wall Street wants.
Lawrence Lessig
I think the nice thing about showing work in New York is that other artists come to see it. When you show work in Switzerland or somewhere else, everywhere else seems to be the provinces in a certain way. You wonder what your paintings are doing on the walls and you wonder who’s looking at them.
Julian Schnabel
My wife always says that I function better up on a big wall than I do anywhere else in life.
Tommy Caldwell
Whoa,” said Nico as he climbed off the bus. “Is that a climbing wall?” “Yeah,” I (Percy) said. “Why is there lava pouring down it?” “Little extra challenge…” – Percy
Rick Riordan
Brick walls are there for reason. And once you get over them– even if someone has practically had to throw you over– it can be helpful to others to tell them how you did it.
Randy Pausch
The fall of the Berlin Wall is very much a sequel, a continuation of the story about Eastern Europe emerging from war and Communism. The notion of presenting history as a story also appealed to me very much, since that is the way I look at the events I cover as a reporter.
Serge Schmemann
Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.
William Goldman
There is a green hill far away, Without a city wall, Where the dear Lord was crucified, Who died to save us all.
Cecil Frances Alexander
If people are like, ‘Oh, you’re an icon,’ then whatever. But who thinks of themselves like that? It’s not like I have posters of myself on the wall.
Kathleen Hanna
There was a certain faction in America that had always been pro-Nazi, including the Allen Dulles people. These were businessmen, Wall Street men.
Oliver Stone
A writer, or a beginning writer, is faced by the huge walls of self-consciousness. Most people think, “What if I say the wrong thing? What if I don’t sound erudite and sophisticated? I’ll be considered a fool.” In time, with a lot of practice, you realize that’s your foolishness is your gift.
Richard Bach
Everywhere you look, there’s a hunger to put the ethos by which Wall Street thrives on trial.
Tina Brown
Writing is still like heaving bricks over a wall.
Virginia Woolf
I used to lie awake as a child and get more entertainment and terror out of blank walls and plain furniture than most children could find in a toy-store.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Deliver total quality to every customer every day.
Dave Thomas
I remember kind of doing early acting and thinking, ‘God, they don’t paint behind the sets.’ It’s a bit of a shame, really – ‘Oh, what’s on the other side of this wall? Oh, you can see the plywood.’ I was really disappointed. I just thought that these things were real, from watching things as a kid.
Andy Serkis
After spending many years in Wall Street and after making and losing millions of dollars I want to tell you this: It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting. Got that? My sitting tight!
Jesse Lauriston Livermore
No man saw the building of the New Jerusalem, the workmen crowded together, the unfinished walls and unpaved streets; no man heard the clink of trowel and pickaxe; it descended out of heaven from God.
John Robert Seeley
I guess I make things that need energy stronger. I’m like a walking battery.
Maggie Stiefvater
And more than echoes talk along the walls.
Alexander Pope
I quite like that jeopardy, those up-against-the-wall odds. I don’t like it when it’s over-comfortable, too easy, something that can be done in two or three weeks. I like a challenge.
Gordon Ramsay
For some people, life is the process of knocking through walls to get out. For others, it is the building of walls.
Simon Van Booy
When you have a nonverbal conversation with a total stranger, then he can’t cover himself with words, he can’t create a wall.
Marina Abramovic
Inspiration,’ the false artist says,’it just comes to me.’ And it shows.His pictures are as like as the four walls of his room — morning, evening, midnight, noon. For myself, I have to search for it. The whole world is your palate, but only if you reach, take hold of what you need and pocket it.
Kurt Schwitters
You might be a redneck if your wife wants to stop at the gas station to see if they’ve got the new Darrell Waltrip Budweiser wall clock.
Jeff Foxworthy
It’s the one with that panel of ultra-chichi folks. The one called ‘What’s My Line?’ It sends me straight up the wall. I call it ‘The Snob Family.’
Stan Laurel
Schooling is what happens inside the wall of the school, some of which is educational. Education happens everywhere, and it happens from the moment a child is born-some say before-until it dies.
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Newt Gingrich is a boastful kind of guy. But when it comes to Wall Street, the former House speaker is surprisingly modest.
Gary Weiss
Wall Street is where prophets tell us what will happen and profits tell us what did happen.
Robert Orben
After ‘Arrested Development,’ I didn’t know for sure if I wanted to be an actor. I was hitting this wall, where I was the ‘ethnic best friend’ or the ‘sassy teenager.’ It felt like the same note, and I didn’t feel like I was growing.
Alia Shawkat
I think Wall Street is very important, especially to tech companies. Wall Street will get in their rhythm and go fund tech companies, and tech companies will go create jobs and employ a lot of people, so there’s that aspect of Wall Street.
Daymond John
I never walked out the door and said, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest Baldwin brother of them all?”
Alec Baldwin
Don’t be ashamed to need help. Like a soldier storming a wall, you have a mission to accomplish. And if you’ve been wounded and you need a comrade to pull you up? So what?
Marcus Aurelius
A man whose mind feels that it is captive would prefer to blind himself to the fact. But if he hates falsehood, he will not do so; and in that case he will have to suffer a lot. He will beat his head against the wall until he faints. He will come to again
Simone Weil
I’ve got more than 600 pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses, from 1950s originals to newer models. I have them on the wall like opticians do so I can pick out a pair that goes with my outfit. I had around 30 pairs, then my husband Rainer started getting them for me as birthday and Christmas gifts.
Suzi Quatro
Beginning of our conversation with Donald Trump, I made it very clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall.
Enrique Pena Nieto
He felt full of a dense and sour substance that was blocking his chest, and it wasn’t grief. After all those years, life now seemed like no more than a trap, a maze, not even a maze, just a room that was all walls, no door.
Etgar Keret
You can’t have a $2 million painting unless it’s on the wall somewhere and somebody saw it.
Lawrence Weiner
The Wall will stand for a hundred years.
Erich Honecker
There is in hell a place stone-built throughout, Called Malebolge, of an iron hue, Like to the wall that circles it about.
Dante Alighieri
Teach yourself and teach your families about the gift of the Holy Ghost and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. You will do no greater eternal work than within the walls of your own home.
Boyd K. Packer
The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.
Hugo Black
Congress doesn’t regulate Wall Street. Wall Street regulates Congress.
Bernie Sanders
Envision what the end result is supposed to be… what do you want to be when you grow up? Where do you see yourself? Once we identify what the painting on the wall is, it is so much easier to bring in the right colors, canvas and brushes to paint that picture.
Fat Joe
I’m not going to Wall Street [after the presidency]. The amount of time that I’ll be investing in issues is going to be high. But it’ll be necessarily in a different capacity.
Barack Obama
Im not averse to helping Wall Street when it helps Main Street.
Ben Nelson
The handwriting on the wall may be a forgery.
Ralph Hodgson
Isn’t it strange that … people build walls to keep an enemy out, and there’s only one part of the world and one philosophy where they have to build walls to keep their people in
Ronald Reagan
We’ve undertaken the most substantial border security measures in a generation to keep our nation and our tax dollars safe and are now in the process of beginning to build a promised wall on the southern border.
Donald Trump
You cannot put a rope around the neck of an idea: you can not put an idea up against a barracks-square wall and riddle it with bullets: you cannot confine it in the strongest prison cell that your slaves could ever build.
Sean O’Casey
I did my thing with Jive. I was a national recording artist, but I had run into a wall.
…wings—-vast shimmering wings, their reach so great they swept the walls on either side of the alley, each feather like the wind-tugged lick of a candle flame.
Laini Taylor
Lips half-willing in a doorway. Lips half-singing at a window. Eyes half-dreaming in the walls. Feet half-dancing in a kitchen. Even the clocks half-yawn the hours And the farmers make half-answers.
Carl Sandburg
You can’t always get out on the mountain, so I’ll put rubber on the end of my ice tools and climb the tread wall, a rotating rock wall I have in my backyard.
Erik Weihenmayer
Mexican homes as a rule are closed off to the world by high blank walls of yellowish masonry, topped with broken glass to discourage escaladores, or climbing burglars. The gardens and fountains and other delights are hidden, as in an Arab city.
Charles Portis
Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Coco Chanel
I was in Germany when the wall came down.
Joe Cocker
I have a lot of sympathy with the ideas and frustration of the Occupy movement. I absolutely agree with the sense that Wall Street has brought an economic calamity to the middle class and that no one has been held accountable.
Susan Bysiewicz
In America, dogs are viewed by their names first, breed second. And dogs live behind walls. It’s an unnatural point of view.
Cesar Millan
Love, our subject: we’ve trained it like ivy to our walls.
Adrienne Rich
I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long… Looking back on it, I feel I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three city districts. We Marines operated on three continents.
Smedley Butler
Much of the Netherlands lies considerably below sea level, as you well know. Through the process of building dikes to wall out the salty sea and through pumping the water into canals, the country of the ingenious, resourceful, and doughty Dutch has literally been born of the sea.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
I dunno when I started writing really. I was, like, filling out applications and stuff real early. Last name first, first name last, sex. ‘occasionally’ , stuff like that. Then I was writing letters, filling out forms, writing on bathroom walls.
Tom Waits
That’s what college is for – getting as many bad decisions as possible out of the way before you’re forced into the real world. I keep a checklist of ’em on the wall in my room.
Jeph Jacques
In 1929 the discovery of the wonders of the geometric series struck Wall Street with a force comparable to the invention of the wheel.
John Kenneth Galbraith
It is the wall of separation between church and state . . . that is largely responsible for religion thriving in this country, as compared to those European countries in which church and state have been united, resulting in opposition to the church by those who disapprove of the government.
Alan Dershowitz
You can see it in terms of the obsession on Wall Street with not just profits but greed, more profit, more profit.
Cornel West
I have always been psychic. The walls of any room I walk into talk to me.
Ethel Waters
She and Thomas had helped construct the Maze; at the same time she’d exerted a lot of effort to build a wall holding back her emotions.
James Dashner
He was walking into Faerie, in search of a fallen star, with no idea how he would find the star, nor how to keep himself safe and whole as he tried. He looked back and fancied that he could see the lights of Wall behind him, wavering and glimmering as if in a heat-haze, but still inviting.
Neil Gaiman
The blues is the foundation, and it’s got to carry the top. The other part of the scene, the rock ‘n’ roll and the jazz, are the walls of the blues.
Luther Allison
But no temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite. Every rock in its walls seems to glow with life…as if into this one mountain mansion Nature had gathered her choicest treasures.
John Muir
Life is brought down to the basics: if you are warm, regular, healthy, not thirsty or hungry, then you are not on a mountain… Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall – it’s great when you stop.
Chris Darwin
Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build the big bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks.
Bob Dylan
If you can see the handwriting on the wall… you’re on the toilet.
Redd Foxx
Meditation is nothing but withdrawing all the barriers .. thoughts, emotions, sentiments .. which criteria wall between you and existence. The moment they drop, you suddenly find yourself in tune with the whole; not only in tune, you really find you are the whole.
Every sensitive person carries in himself old cities enclosed by ancient walls
Robert Walser
All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. The sun’s light looks a little different on this wall than it does on that wall, and a lot different on this other one, but it’s still one light.
Well, I’ve got something to tell you, In my last life I was a Spanish Count and one of the things I loved to do when I was a count in Spain was take all the commoners, line them up against a wall and throw rocks at them, being a professional hockey goalie is punishment for my bad habits in past lives.
Gilles Gratton
Asking Wall Street to provide financial education is the same as asking a fox to raise your chickens.
Robert Kiyosaki
People see you onstage and the glamorous side, but they don’t see you traveling 600 miles a night, eating truck stop food and spending by yourself staring at walls.
Jason Aldean
Every man eventually is backed up to the wall of faith, and there he must make his stand.
Ezra Taft Benson
The body is the prop for the soul. So why not let the body be propped by a wall or a block?
B.K.S. Iyengar
The only good thing about having your back to the wall is that it makes it really easy to choose which way you’re going to go.
Jim Butcher
If, sir, men were all virtuous, I should with great alacrity teach them all to fly. But what would be the security of the good if the bad could at pleasure invade them from the sky? Against an army sailing through the clouds neither wall, nor mountains, nor seas could afford any security.
Samuel Johnson
Wall Street, with its army of brokers, analysts, and advisers funneling trillions of dollars into mutual funds, hedge funds, and private equity funds, is an elaborate fraud.
Michael Lewis
Often there is a wall between the journalist and the star because there is usually not much time to get to know a person, and the star is always asked the same questions, and may be defensive.
Ruud Gullit
Guilt and defensiveness are bricks in a wall against which we all flounder; they serve none of our futures.
Audre Lorde
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
Maya Angelou
Writing is a very strenuous thing – it’s like banging your head against a wall. At the end of the day, acting is better, just because nobody ever asked me if I wanted a Pellegrino in the writer’s room.
Donald Glover
Every Republican’s voted for it. Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they’re proposing. Romney wants to let the – he said in the first 100 days he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules – unchain Wall Street. They’re gonna put y’all back in chains.
Joe Biden
The things that happen are an earthquake, another bomb in Iraq, some big jolt on Wall Street in oil prices, and then you have some new study on drought patterns from climate change. Or another little incremental improvement in photovoltaics. Where do those fit in to the daily stream? They don’t.
Andrew Revkin
You hear some people talk about border security and a wall and all that. To me, I don’t know that you need any of that if you had a better, saner way to let people into the country in the first place.
Scott Walker
There are a lot of people who are successful and have a lot of money, but you can almost see their limitations because they have these walls around them. Harmony Korine exceeds those walls, and those are the types of people who go on to exceed people’s expectations.
Riff Raff
Some of the most important caves, like Lascaux in the Dordogne region in France, have had to be closed down. There had been too many people allowed in, and they left a mold on the walls that is spreading and which can’t really be stopped.
Werner Herzog
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall
Roger Waters
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
Fences and walls can be effective and even soothing, at least for those who build them.
Richard Engel
Christians often want to hide behind the walls of the church, where we are comfortable, but sometimes we have to come out of the box.
Cheryl James
I knew that the wall was the main thing in Quebec, and had cost a great deal of money…. In fact, these are the only remarkable walls we have in North America, though we have a good deal of Virginia fence, it is true.
Henry David Thoreau
I had a Dan Fouts Nike poster with ‘The Bomb Squad’ on my wall as a kid. I was also a huge Larry Bird fan. One of my proudest art achievements is a papier-mache eagle decked out head-to-toe in Celtics gear.
Timothy Olyphant
The kitchen was bright, cheerful yellow, the walls decorated with framed chalk and pencil sketches Simon and Rebecca had done in grade school. Rebecca had some drawing talent, you could tell, but Simon’s sketches of people all looked like parking meters with tufts of hair.
Cassandra Clare
There is perhaps nothing worse than reaching the top of the ladder and discovering that you’re on the wrong wall.
Joseph Campbell
And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many.
J. R. R. Tolkien
It is not only by one’s impulses that one achieves greatness, but also by patiently filing away the steel wall that separates what one feels from what one is capable of doing.
Vincent Van Gogh
The splendour falls on castle walls And snowy summits old in story: The long light shakes across the lakes, And the wild cataract leaps in glory. Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying, Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I do recognize the most valuable work being done across the country is that work being done inside the four walls in our homes. And let us not forget how important the work of the mother and father are to raising responsible citizens.
Ann Romney
I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that [American troops] have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
I’m always hopeful. I feel like I’m at the prom sitting against the wall waiting for someone to ask me to dance.
Sarah Dessen
The influence of the senses have in men overpowered the thought to the degree that the walls of time and space have come to look solid, real and insurmountable. .. Yet time and space are but inverse measures of the power of the mind. Man is capable of abolishing them both.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If one cannot state a matter clearly enough so that even an intelligent twelve-year-old can understand it, one should remain within the cloistered walls of the university and laboratory until one gets a better grasp of one’s subject matter.
Margaret Mead
If his order from the president is to build a wall, John Kelly will build a wall. And I’ve got a design out there and I hope it’s considered. There are other good designs out there. But he will get it done. He’s a doer.
Steve King
That song [“Money to Burn”] is me being a fly on the wall in situations in LA. I mean, I’ve seen the way a lot of people operate and I’ve seen that sort of thing go down. There’s a lot of rich kids with a little bit of extra money.
Back in 2007, many people criticized me for my talk at the Munich Security Conference. But what did I say there? I merely pointed out that the former NATO Secretary General Manfred Wörner had guaranteed that NATO would not expand eastwards after the fall of the Wall.
Vladimir Putin
I write only for my shadow which is cast on the wall in front of the light. I must introduce myself to it.
Sadegh Hedayat
My growth depends on my walls coming down.
Evelyn Underhill
Young people in college were not even born when the Berlin Wall fell, and so they are not really cognizant of the Cold War and what that meant. Now, truly, the genie is out of the bottle and you have the possibility that terrorists … could be stealing a bomb or buying a bomb
Valerie Plame
I have a picture of the Pont Neuf on a wall in my apartment, but i know that Paris is really on the closet shelf, in the box next to the sleeping bag, with the rest of my diaries.
Thomas Mallon
Graffiti is something written on a wall, and, of course, art can be exhibited or produced anywhere: a wall is just another venue.
Matthew Slotover
A prominent mention in The Wall Street Journal a couple of weeks ago garnered me a whopping 40 visitors.
Steve Rubel
In Peter Ackroyd’s book ‘London: The Biography,’ he describes the route of the medieval wall that enclosed the original city. Take the book and follow it from the Tower of London via the Barbican to Ludgate Hill. You experience the real history of London.
Peter Capaldi
‘The Good Guy’ is a totally differently-looking New York than ‘How To Make It’ portrays. ‘The Good Guy’ is all about Wall Street and that culture, which ‘How To Make It’ touches on, but ‘How To Make It’ also is downtown, Lower East Side loft parties, cool clubs, Brooklyn and that world.
Bryan Greenberg
Even though I’m surrounded by pupils, there is the invisible screen screen between us, and behind the glass wall I am screaming – screaming in my own silence, screaming to be noticed, to be befriended, to be liked.
Tabitha Suzuma
There was something missing
In my foundation
Why blame the poor walls?
Javed Akhtar
The leverage Wall Street has to change the world is greater than technology. At a very young age, you’re in the room with CEOs, making critical decisions. It should be exciting. It is exciting.
Ken Moelis
Walls turned sideways are bridges.
Angela Davis
I think this Occupy Wall Street thing is great. I think that is a good thing and that people need to stand up, voice their opinions, and be heard.
Simon Baker
On A Beautiful Mind, there was a wall of math.
Josh Lucas
He is a boy sleeping against the mosque wall, ejaculates wet dreaming into a thousand cunts pink and smooth as sea shells.
William S. Burroughs
And having suffered for part of the war when I was a child. I was too young to really understand what was going on but one of my favorite pieces of animation now is that Goodbye Blue Sky in The Wall because that deals directly with that period in time.
Gerald Scarfe
Oily marks appear on walls / Where pleasure moments hung before
Imogen Heap
Through heaven and earth
God’s will moves freely, and I follow it,
As color follows light. He overflows
The firmamental walls with deity,
Therefore with love; His lightnings go abroad,
His pity may do so, His angels must,
Whene’er He gives them charges.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
When you see a picture of a woolly mammoth on a cave wall, that’s weirdly similar to a person’s lasagna that they thought looked delicious.
Derek Waters
The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never encircle or hold down the idea of the people.
Huey Newton
There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well – the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.
Barbara Amiel
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
Ronald Reagan
I’ve got a nice collection of paintings – a Basquiat, a black-and-white Warhol that’s like a Rorschach test, and I commissioned Takashi Murakami to do a ten-foot joint for me. It’s almost like the explosion in Hiroshima with his famous skeleton head. There’s a wall above my fireplace reserved for it.
The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall.
Mitch Hedberg
I staggered backward-her one hand gripping my shoulder, the other still holding my wrists behind her-and she followed until my back hit the wall.
Kim Harrison
Even in China. Children there, next to the Great Wall, who had never seen Mickey Mouse responded. So the studio did have that skill to communicate with images.
John Hench
Seems those with money who don’t worry about money have big walls.
Robert Genn
The schools, the courts, the media – all seem determined to erase Christian influence from public life and confine religion to the four walls of the church or home.
Bruce L. Shelley
Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists.
Helen Thomas
Honestly, the essence of publishing hasn’t changed. Since the days of the cave man carving stuff on the cave walls, people have wanted stories, and storytellers have wanted an audience. That is still the case. The changes are really a matter of format.
Susan Wiggs
Music is not everything in life. If a young musician looks at it that way, then he can just play his instrument like putting a nail into a wall.
Joe Zawinul
A lot of rookies hit the wall after 50 or 60 games.
Andrew Bogut
What I like about fairy tales is the language and the matter-of-fact way of introducing magic, where it’s accepted that a fox could talk or a gate could just appear in a wall. I think fairy tales are so psychological.
Alice Hoffman
The history of science fiction started in the caves 20,000 years ago. The ideas on the walls of the cave were problems to be solved. It’s problem solving. Primitive scientific knowledge, primitive dreams, primitive blueprinting: to solve problems.
Ray Bradbury
I shot me a nice deer, and I hung it on the den wall in my house. My neighbor comes over and he says, Did you shoot that thing? I said, Nope. He ran through the wall and got stuck. Here’s your sign.
Bill Engvall
End perverse incentives that reward Wall Street speculators.
Ralph Nader
I think what the secretary Hillary Clinton has recognized is the American people are extremely angry about the power of Wall Street, the greed, the illegal behavior of Wall Street.
Bernie Sanders
If Occupy Wall Street was actually a march, and people from all around the country could collect and march toward Washington, D.C., as part of this massive movement of people . . . I think that kind of pressure is much more powerful than a sit-in that seems to be a little unorganized.
Scarlett Johansson
No,” he said. “Relius was right and I was wrong. You are My Queen. Even though you cut my head from my shoulders, with my last breath as a noose tightens, to the last beat of my heart if I hang from the walls of the palace, you are My Queen. That I have failed you does not change my love for you or my loyalty.
Megan Whalen Turner
What’s the purpose of living in a loft if you put up walls?
Naeem Khan
My dad’s a history buff, and I spent a lot of time on Hadrian’s Wall. I became fascinated by the idea of what was so terrifying up there that the Romans built a 60-mile long, 30-ft-high stone wall to keep it out.
Neil Marshall
Ironically no one ever wants to hear what I have to say about anything. They usually argue with me to the point I want to put them through a wall. Hopefully you won’t be so dense. (Acheron)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Occupy has to continue as a bold, in-your-face movement – occupying banks, corporate headquarters, board meetings, campuses and Wall Street itself. We need weekly – if not daily – nonviolent assaults right on Wall Street.
Michael Moore
Within the cult of Wall Street that forged Mitt Romney, making money justifies any behavior, no matter how venal.
Matt Taibbi
Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.
Harry S. Truman
It’s a little hard for me to stand behind the walls of the great mansion and play rock and roll star. I feel the need to give back.
Jon Bon Jovi
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
In that case I will devote my life to beating my head against that wall.
John Cage
And also I didn’t want my future to be just sitting in a room and be imprisoned in my four walls and just cooking and giving birth to children. I didn’t want to see my life in that way.
Malala Yousafzai
For democrats, it’s as crucial to defend secular culture as to preserve secular law. And in fact the two projects are inseparable: When religion defines morality, the wall between church and state comes to be seen as immoral.
Ellen Willis
Wall Street is one big turf war. By benefiting one person you are disadvantaging another person.
Bernard Madoff
I don’t like to have time on my wall; it’s too-in-your-face.
Betsey Johnson
When you drop a glass or a plate to the ground, it makes a crashing sound. When a window shatters, a table breaks, or a picture fall of the wall, it makes noise. But as for your heart, when that breaks, it’s completely silent… and you almost wish there was a noise to distract you from the pain.
Cecelia Ahern
If you look around my room, you see lots of lists. I’m inspired by what’s up on the wall.
Phil Keoghan
All mental hygiene is based on the core practice of doing nothing. Most of us are good at wasting time, staring at the wall while telling ourselves we should be working. We call this doing nothing, but our brains are furiously active. We think constantly, and our thinking is often rife with distress.
Martha Beck
Being able to disappear and appear and go through walls and fly with the speed of thought isn’t going to make you half as happy as to see those you witnessed to, Hi there! Wow, didn’t I meet you on the streets? Didn’t I talk to you about Jesus? Wow! Here you are! Hallelujah! That’s going to be the biggest thrill of all!
David Berg
Wall Street is a place where the day begins with good buys.
Leopold Fechtner
The imperial projects will continue, Wall Street will be unimpeded in its malfeasance and criminal activity, social programs will continue to be cut, maybe not at the same speed as under a Republican Administration, but it’s all headed in the same direction.
Chris Hedges
Maybe we should be directing our anger elsewhere – like toward Wall Street. Why is it we never think of Big Business when we think of welfare recipients? Companies take more of our tax dollars, and in much more questionable ways, than do those who are trying to heat their apartments with a kerosene stove.
Michael Moore
When you’re standing in deep water
And you’re bailing yourself out with a straw
And when you’re drowning in deep water
And you wake up making love to a wall
Well it’s these little time that help to remind
It’s nothing without love, love, love
The steady improvement in [home] sales will support price appreciation…[despite] all the wild projections by academics, Wall Street analysts, and others in the media.
David Lereah
I think “God” is an off-putting word. I don’t think there’s a name for this. I think it’s a presence that is best for us, but unfortunately, it can’t intervene if we don’t ask it, and religion has us talking to the wall because the god that religion is selling isn’t the reality.
Sinead O’Connor
It’s stupid to miss a thing when there are so many people to miss instead, but I miss this train already, and all the others that carried me through the city, my city, after I was brave enough to ride them. I brush my fingers over the car wall, just once, and then jump.
Veronica Roth
You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them.
Lauren Oliver
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
Ellen DeGeneres
I put it [picture “A still life of a pear” by Edouard Manet] there [on the wall, next to the picture “Jupiter and Thetis” by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres], for a pear like that would overthrow any god.
Edgar Degas
Within the sacred walls of libraries we find the best thoughts, the purest feelings, and the most exalted imaginings of our race.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Calling China’s online censorship system a ‘Great Firewall’ is increasingly trendy, but misleading. All walls, being the creation of engineers, can be breached with the right tools.
Evgeny Morozov
A beautiful person among the Greeks, was thought to betray by this sign some secret favor of the immortal gods; and we can pardonpride, when a woman possesses such a figure that wherever she stands, or moves, or leaves a shadow on the wall, or sits for a portrait to the artist, she confers a favor on the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The longer I operated on Wall Street the more distrustful I became of tips and inside information of every kind. Given time, I believe that inside information can break the Bank of England
Bernard Baruch
Doctors put a wall up between themselves and their patients; nurses broke it down.
Jodi Picoult
The Occupy Wall Street project feels like a burning ember that might light the torch of justice and inflame our longing for freedom.
James A. Forbes
When I was young I was constantly reading walls; I took in everything written on walls, from love messages to political messages. It was my hobby and became my art.
Jose Parla
Working with the artist elite can be like banging your head against the wall.
Forty Wall Street is probably the most beautiful tower in New York.
Donald Trump
Everything I do is unfabulous. Im the most normal person. I love walking everywhere, and going to hole-in-the-wall places, like nail shops, because they do the best job. And I go to vintage stores rather than high-end boutiques, because I like to dress different from other people.
Ashley Benson
I opposed the Medicare prescription drug entitlement. I opposed the Wall Street bailout. I opposed the stimulus bill.
Mike Pence
Key to the societal significance of tomorrow’s leaders is the way they embrace the totality of leadership, not just including ‘my organization’ but reaching beyond the walls as well.
Frances Hesselbein
So, it seems, everything is in place. For the first time since homo sapiens began to doodle on cave walls, there is an argument, an opportunity and a means to make serious steps towards a world government.
Gideon Rachman
Too often do reviewers remind us of the mob of Astrologers, Chaldeans, and Soothsayers gathered before ‘the writing on the wall’ and unable to read the characters or make known the interpretation.
Charlotte Bronte
Inside the walls of a prison my body may be, but my Lord has set my soul free.
Johnny Cash
Christ tears away the wall of partition, the self-love, the dividing prejudice of nationality, and teaches a love for all the human family.
Ellen G. White
You can have the most advanced and efflorescent of cultures. Get your politics wrong, however, and everything stands to be swept away. This is not ancient history. This is Germany 1933… Politics is the moat, the walls, beyond which lie the barbarians. Fail to keep them at bay, and everything burns.
Charles Krauthammer
Henry Blodget says, “It is not clear what, if any, power and influence [Steven Lerner] currently wields. His main message – that Wall Street won the financial crisis, that inequality in this country is hitting record levels, and that there appears to be no other way to stop the trend – will almost certainly resonate.”
Rush Limbaugh
Externally keep yourself away from all relationships, and internally have no pantings in your heart; when your mind is like unto a straight-standing wall, you may enter into the Path.
Wall Street is being investigated, but they are not asleep while it’s being done. You see where the Senate took that tax off the sales of stocks, didn’t you? Saved ’em $48,000,000. Now, why don’t somebody investigate the Senate and see who got to them to get that tax removed? That would be a real investigation.
Will Rogers
In religions which have lost their creative spark, the gods eventually become no more than poetic motifs or ornaments for decorating human solitude and walls.
Nikos Kazantzakis
The interests of the IMF represent the big international interests that today seem to be established and concentrated in Wall Street.
Che Guevara
So unless we come together as a people and stop our foolish beefing among each other, sit down like intelligent men and women and settle the things that divide us from each other, then come together like a solid wall and we could make something happen.
Louis Farrakhan
People are rightfully upset about Wall Street abuses and excess.
Andrew Cuomo
You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn.
John Buchan
My office walls are covered with autographs of famous writers – it’s what my children call my ‘dead author wall.’ I have signatures from Mark Twain, Earnest Hemingway, Jack London, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Pearl Buck, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, to name a few.
Debbie Macomber
I came out of my professional athlete career with a 450 credit score, no money in the bank to show for it, but I had an Ivy League degree. So I put that Dartmouth degree to good use and got a job on Wall Street. I hated it but used the time to make connections and become financially literate.
Brian J. White
The human comedy does not attract me enough. I am not entirely of this world. I am from elsewhere, and it is worth finding this elsewhere beyond the walls…but where is it?
Eugene Ionesco
In the dime stores and bus stations
 People talk of situations
 Read books, repeat quotations
 Draw conclusions on the wall
 Some speak of the future
 My love she speaks softly
 She knows there’s no success like failure
 And that failure’s no success at all -Bob Dylan, “Love Minus Zero / No Limit” (1965)
Bob Dylan
My base understands the Mexican wall is going to get built, whether I have it funded here or if I get it funded later, that wall’s getting built, OK? One hundred percent. One hundred percent it’s getting built. And it’s also getting built for much less money – I hope you get this – than some people are estimating.
Donald Trump
What was beauty unless you intended to use it, like a hammer, or a key? It was just something for other people to use and admire, or envy, despise. To nail their dreams onto like a picture hanger on a blank wall. And so many girls saying, use me, dream me.
Janet Fitch
Women are leaders everywhere you look – from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.
Nancy Pelosi
The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
Herman Cain told a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters to go home, get a job, and get a life. That’s the Republican version of hope and change, ladies and gentlemen.
Jay Leno
Wisdom never kicks at the iron walls it can’t bring down.
Olive Schreiner
I never went to rock concerts when I was a kid. I didn’t see any rock & roll bands. I had posters on my wall. I had Beatles records.
Dave Grohl
Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
Gordon R. Dickson
Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
I spent thirty-three years in the Marines, most of my time being a hlgh class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.
Smedley Butler
To a large extent, the political walls are crumbling.
Robert Greene
Concrete poets continue to turn out beautiful things, but to me they’re more visual than oral, and they almost really belong on the wall rather than in a book. I haven’t the least idea of where poetry is going.
James Laughlin
nothing can save you except writing. it keeps the walls from failing.
Charles Bukowski
The paintings are not just on flat walls – you have these enormous niches, bulges and protrusions, as well as stalactites and stalagmites. The effect of the three-dimensionality is phenomenal. It’s a real drama which the artists of the time understood, and they used it for the drama of their paintings.
Werner Herzog
At one point, she’d wanted to hurl the whole breakfast at the wall. And then she’d remember why it was that men had temper tantrums and women didn’t: cleanup.
Kristin Hannah
He sighed heavily. “Girls are mean. At least faeries simply kill you if they don’t want you around.” He put a hand on the wall, leaning against it and tapping his foot impatiently.
Kiersten White
The wall that protects you from rejection also keeps out love and success. Accept your abundance.
Randy Gage
Treat your business relationships like friendships (or potential friendships). Formality puts up walls, and walls don’t foster good business relationships. No one is loyal to a wall… except the one in China.
Steve Pavlina
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I applied to only one college – the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania – and was fortunate to be accepted. After graduation, I headed to Wall Street and worked as I had dreamed.
Karen Finerman
Ultimately, we have to have the wall on the border. If we don’t have the wall, we are doing nothing.
Donald Trump
Experience, already reduced to a group of impressions, is ringed round for each one of us by that thick wall of personality through which no real voice has ever pierced on its way to us, or from us to that which we can only conjecture to be without.
Walter Pater
Donald Trump is going to work on infrastructure, building the wall. He’s going to farm leaders.
Kellyanne Conway
Let it be. Silly song, really. You let it be, it returns. There’s the truth. You let it be, it drags you to the ground. You let it be, it crawls up your walls.
Colum McCann
The Rock is the Rock, you know? He’s the ultimate athlete, the professional man with precision. And you want precision from a 270-pound living, walking brick wall.
Jason Statham
November is chill, frosted mornings with a silver sun rising behind the trees, red cardinals at the feeders, and squirrels running scallops along the tops of the gray stone walls.
Jean Hersey
Art of course survives on the walls of private dwellings and corporate offices, but it ‘dies’ in the sense of losing its public, community-gathering, world-historical significance.
Julian Young
Max?” said the Gasman. “Are those, um, rats?” Lovely. “Yes, those do appear to be either rats or mice on steroids,” I said briskly, trying not to shriek and climb the walls like a girly-girl.
James Patterson
I did a comparison of a school of architects known as the New York Five. I compared their articulation of wall surfaces, which I enjoyed very much
Parker Stevenson
One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.
Khaled Hosseini
By the time I was fourteen the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and went on writing.
Stephen King
Cotton Owens was leading and daddy was second. They came up on me and I moved over to let them pass. Cotton went on, but daddy bumped me in the rear and my car went right into the wall.
Richard Petty
The disconnect I was experiencing was that people hated Wall Street, but they loved tech.
Cathy O’Neil
Do not dash if you only have the strength to walk, and do not waste your time pushing on the walls that will not give. More importantly, don’t shove where a pat would be sufficient.
Brandon Sanderson
Now there is no taboo; everything is allowed. But one cannot simply go back to tonality, it’s not the way. We must find a way of neither going back nor continuing the avant-garde. I am in a prison: one wall is the avant-garde, the other wall is the past, and I want to escape.
Gyorgy Ligeti
You find [reverberations from 9/11 ] in them most unexpected places, like graffiti on a wall. Sometimes it’s a faded picture; sometimes it’s a newspaper tacked to a wall. Sometimes it’s weird paraphernalia related to it, home constructed paraphernalia. It resonates through society and continues to resonate today.
Peter van Agtmael
I can’t stand these damn shows on museum walls with neat little frames, where you look at the images as if they were pieces of art. I want them to be pieces of life!
W. Eugene Smith
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
President Obama’s proposal to raise the top rate to 39 percent is equal to the rate under President Clinton in the 1990s when Wall Street reached record high levels and the economy produced lots of jobs.
Juan Williams
I hate university towns and university people, who are the same everywhere, with pregnant wives, sprawling children, many books and hideous pictures on the walls … Oxford is very pretty, but I don’t like to be dead.
T. S. Eliot
We are fascinated, all of us, by the implacable otherness of others. And we wish to penetrate by hypothesis, by daydream, by scientific investigation those leaden walls that encase the human spirit, that define it and guard it and hold it forever inaccessible.
Tim O’Brien
I like to come into my workspace and feel it’s a living environment and not frozen, which is why I often change or add to the pictures on the wall.
Sadie Jones
I’m an older, wall-eyed, overweight, tweedy writer who has been lucky enough to be asked to play various iterations of himself in a certain realm of popular cultutre. That gives me great joy and excitement, but I don’t go to the media saying, “And I’m also the world’s greatest actor.”
John Hodgman
Socialism is the gradual and less violent form of communism, and socialist is the project of the European Union, which was born in Maastricht in 1992. The intent was to save socialism in Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the predictable bankruptcy of the welfare state in the West as well.
Vladimir Bukovsky
Children are guilty of unpardonable rudeness when they spit in the face of a companion; neither are they excusable who spit from windows or on walls or furniture.
Jean-Baptiste de La Salle
I hit my head against the wall because I don’t want to know all the terrible things that I know about. I don’t want to feel all these wretched things, but they’re in me already. If I don’t get rid of them, I’m not ever going to feel anything else.
Ntozake Shange
I am hopeless with machinery. I could never learn to drive a car except into a wall.
Ruskin Bond
When we were first married, I thought he must have been the most heartless, hateful man I’d ever known, but he was just as much a prisonor as I was. Where Vaughn imprisoned me with walls, he imprisoned his son with ignorance.
Lauren DeStefano
If there is writing on Hadrian’s Wall, it reads that the English should leave Scotland to its own devices.
Simon Heffer
Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?
Khalil Gibran
We give people fish. We teach them to fish. We tear down the walls that have been built up around the fish pond. And we figure out who polluted it.
Shane Claiborne
My best decision was to choose to go to Wall Street over law. I learned a lot and focused on the expanding software industry at a time when the independent software industry was just beginning.
Safra A. Catz
If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
Michael Jordan
We urgently need to bring to our communities the limitless capacity to love, serve, and create for and with each other. We urgently need to bring the neighbor back into our hoods, not only in our inner cities but also in our suburbs, our gated communities, on Main Street and Wall Street, and on Ivy League campuses.
Grace Lee Boggs
life becomes satire in real time, what good is the premiere satire magazine? It might as well just be the newspaper. You could pick up The Wall Street Journal and be like, “Oh, what a funny Onion headline!” And then the editor of The Onion is like, “Huh. I guess you won’t be needing me anymore.”
Moshe Kasher
I want to remind the viewers that people like Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama endorsed the Occupy Wall Street movement which is actually full of anarchists.
Katie Pavlich
I was shown a picture by CГ©zanne of a blank wall of a house, which he had made instinct with the most delicate lights and colours.
Winston Churchill
Forgiveness in the heart comes about when the walls of separation in the mind fall.
Deepak Chopra
I often meet young directors who, you know, had a ‘Ghostbusters’ picture on their wall as they were growing up. And it’s really nice. It just shows how inter-generational our industry is.
Sigourney Weaver
Pale and pinched-up faces hovered about the windows where was tempting food; hungry eyes wandered over the profusion guarded by one thin sheet of brittle glass–an iron wall to them; half-naked shivering figures stopped to gaze at Chinese shawls and golden stuffs of India.
Charles Dickens
The meekest of animals will fight bravely when it is backed against a wall, for it has nothing left to lose. A poor man is more deadly than a rich man because he puts less value on his own life.
R. A. Salvatore
Time is a dream … a destroying dream;
It lays great cities in dust, it fills the seas;
It covers the face of beauty, and tumbles walls.
Conrad Aiken
Imagine someone pointing to a place in the iris of a Rembrandt eye and saying, ‘The walls of my room should be painted this color.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
That’s the power behind a tool like Facebook Connect. It is making a Web without walls. Facebook allows you to go to other sites to comment, rate, etc., without having to set up a new profile for that site.
Erik Qualman
Dance, like music, knows no geographical boundaries, no linguistic barriers and no racial divisions. All walls crumble where art is concerned. It is a great unifying and integrating force.
Vempati Chinna Satyam
Oil futures were originally created to give heating oil dealers, gas retailers, aviation companies and other businesses a method of hedging against adverse price changes. Instead, they’ve become just another Wall Street plaything.
Gary Weiss
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
Roald Dahl
People who put my paintings on their walls are putting their values on their walls: faith, family, home, a simpler way of living, the beauty of nature, quiet, tranquillity, peace, joy, hope. They beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast.
Thomas Kinkade
The heavy smell of flower petals stroked the walls of my lungs.
Haruki Murakami
Wall Street bankers supposedly back the Yankees; Smith College girls approve of them. God, Brooks Brothers, and United States Steel are believed to be solidly in the Yankees’ corner… The efficiently triumphant Yankee maching is a great institution, but, as they say, who can fall in love with U.S. Steel?
Gay Talese
Writing a film is like building a brick wall. You have a plan, and you have the blocks. Then, somebody says, ‘I think we’ll take this stone out of here and put it over there. And while we’re at it, let’s make this stone red and that stone green.’
Leigh Brackett
I love writing from enclosed spaces: you really learn about your characters when they have tight walls to push against.
Lauren Groff
They don’t call it the Wall of Death for nothing. The biggest risk is crashing off the top. That’s when it gets really messy.
Guy Martin
The walls of the educational system must come down. Education should not be a privilege, so the children of those who have money can study.
Che Guevara
I still have the desire to do the job of acting. It’s just a matter of whether I’ll be allowed to do the job of acting that remains to be seen. There are only so many brick walls that I’m willing to beat my head on.
Gary Coleman
My parents were not musical, and they were not effervescent people; everything was very quiet. The music that I played was loud; it used to drive them up the wall. My father died, and that was a tragedy for everybody, but suddenly I didn’t have anybody to stop me from doing what I wanted to do.
Don McLean
What I love about ’80s rock music is the amazing, fantastic melodies. In pop music, it’s all about the techno beat to dance to in the club and the repetitiveness, whereas in rock music there is literally, like, balls-to-the-wall singing and playing. I love it.
Julianne Hough
I believe women who are supported by men are prostitutes, that is that, and I am heartbroken to live through a time where Wall Street money means these women are not treated with due disdain.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
All social space is suffused with political meanings and agendas, the very stones and walls a kind of testament to the ongoing struggles for liberation and justices.
Mark Kingwell
We had the Berlin Wall; we had walls everywhere. But we always looked at the wall as kind of like the outside of the wall is the enemy. Are we looking at Mexico as the enemy? No, it’s not. These are our trading partners.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sometimes the longer you are inside a prison, the harder it is to fathom what is possible beyond its walls.
Suki Kim
One has to keep in mind the countless human tragedies that played out in these days. Through the middle of a city, where several thousand connections existed daily, despite administrative division, the concrete pillars were driven into the border, which was expanded like a Chinese wall.
Willy Brandt
If you build a 50-foot wall, you’ll soon be confronted with a 51-foot ladder.
Alan Bersin
Obama supporters pretended that his 2008 campaign was some sort of populist uprising even as Wall Street overwhelmingly supported his candidacy.
Glenn Greenwald
When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls.
John Berger
You know, I’m the President during this period of time, but I think when the history of this period is written, people will realize a lot of the decisions that were made on Wall Street took place over a decade or so, before I arrived in President, during I arrived in President.
George W. Bush
I think there simply comes a point at which you’re beating your head against the wall with revision, when you’re making something different but not better. For me, revision usually has more to do with making the language prettier, finding clearer images, using more active verbs.
Mary J. Miller
I don`t think this wall [Donald Trump wants to build], having the – there`s no way to force them to, but expecting the Mexicans to pay for it doesn`t make any sense either.
John Yarmuth
Walls don’t work. … Instead of building walls to create security, we need to build bridges.
James G. Stavridis
Yet there are moments when the walls of the mind grow thin; when nothing is unabsorbed, and I could fancy that we might blow so vast a bubble that the sun might set and rise in it and we might take the blue of midday and the black of midnight and be cast off and escape from here and now.
Virginia Woolf
Oh you, straying heart, just come! Oh you, aching liver, just come! If the path to the gate is closed, Take the way by the wall, but come!
Devotion is love overflowing. Even when there is nobody, it is overflowing – to things, to tables, to chairs, to walls. It is just overflowing, it is not a question of to whom.
A woman comes to a table, and you’re supposed to get up. Period. But I don’t always do it. In general, you’re supposed to do it every time. But sometimes you’re seated against the wall, and it’s awkward.
Lyle Lovett
Jon Snow had dreamed of leading men to glory just as King Daeron had, of growing up to be a conqueror. Now he was a man grown and the Wall was his, yet all he had were doubts. He could not even seem to conquer those.
George R. R. Martin
Any action a woman engages in from a spirit of joy, and within a similarly safe and joyous environment, falls within the city-walls of feminism. A girl has a right to dance how she wants, when her favourite record comes on.
Caitlin Moran
If the goal is to build companies that maximize long-term equity value, then optimizing corporate performance in a way that Wall Street appreciates is obviously critical to that goal.
Bill Gurley
The castled crag of Drachenfels, Frowns o’er the wide and winding Rhine, Whose breast of waters broadly swells Between the banks which bear the vine, And hills all rich with blossom’d trees, And fields which promise corn and wine, And scatter’d cities crowning these, Whose far white walls along them shine.
Lord Byron
I believe, if done correctly, eliminating Saddam and liberating Iraq could be the ‘Normandy Invasion’ or ‘fall of the Berlin Wall’ of our generation… the Iraqi people are eager to be rid of Saddam, and there is equally encouraging evidence that republican principles could thrive there.
Pete Hegseth
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 Lord Tennyson
An intelligent, energetic, educated woman cannot be kept in four walls – even satin-lined, diamond-studded walls – without discovering sooner or later that they are still a prison cell.
Pearl S. Buck
When people in Vancouver do recognize me, they hide it. I went to a store near my home and I know they’re ‘Battlestar’ fans – they have pictures on the wall! – and I know they know me, but everyone was so smooth and pretended I wasn’t there. Most people don’t realize how good they are at acting in everyday life.
Grace Park
The establishment Trump talked about wasn’t really Wall Street. He said, “When Washington got rich.” Bernie Sanders would have said, “When Wall Street got rich, the country didn’t.” So I think when Donald Trump says “Washington,” what he means is the government regulatory agencies.
Michael Hudson
A woman drew her long black hair out tight, And fiddled whisper music on those strings, And bats with baby faces in the violet light Whistled, and beat their wings, And crawled head downward down a blackened wall.
T. S. Eliot
Average investors can become experts in their own field and can pick winning stocks as effectively as Wall Street professionals by doing just a little research.
Peter Lynch
The hope of free people in a frightened world is the values which people put ahead of inventions when their backs are to the wall. These values are beauty, truth, goodness and having a faith, all of which are bombproof.
Ralph Washington Sockman
To her Cheshire smile, I’ll stand on file, she’s all I ever wanted. But you let your blue walls get in the way of these facts.
Bruce Springsteen
I don’t feel like I’m standing in a position where I have some right above other people to say what I think. We should all be talking to each other about what we think is important – whether we’re in politics, or whether we’re checking out at a grocery store. We shouldn’t put walls up between each other.
Dave Matthews
The VIP area, which is geared to live entertainment, is a black-lit stage with a neon painting resembling New York City on the walls. It’s supposed to resemble New York City, … Look, we even have the Twin Towers on there.
Mike Wells
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
An art book is a museum without walls.
Andre Malraux
I ended up rooming in a dorm that was basically a solid wall of female scientists. And every Wednesday, we would all watch “Star Trek: Next Generation.”
Naomi Novik
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
I have a few pieces that I got for my birthdays or that I bought for myself: I acquire things that speak to me and put them on my wall. When I see things I like, I just know.
Dasha Zhukova
You were talking to that niche in the wall again, Gwyneth. I saw you.” “Yes, but it’s my favorite bit of wall, Gordon. I’d hurt its feelings if I didn’t stop and talk to it.
Kerstin Gier
If the purpose of the wall was to destroy Berlin, Herr Ulbricht and his cohorts have erred sadly. Berlin is not only going to continue to exist – it’s going to grow and grow and grow. Its ties to West Germany will not be severed.
Robert Kennedy
If you’re playing for the Kansas City Royals about all you can do is beat your head against the wall.
John Kruk
When I read passages like this, I want to look for the nearest wall to bang my head against.
S. T. Joshi
When Occupy Wall Street happened, I took my money out of Citibank. I already had problems with all the banks – Citibank, Bank of America – but I was kind of just too lazy to take my money out until I saw how Citibank responded to Occupy Wall Street.
Talib Kweli
When the ivy has found its tower, when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall, we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper.
Anthony Trollope
We know we’re up against the wall. We know how difficult a challenge it is, being in the minority.
Tom Daschle
Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall – it’s great when you stop.
Chris Darwin
We predicted the concept of a telephone that isn’t tied to a wall or a desk. We anticipated that everyone would have a cell phone. We joked that when you’re born you would be assigned a cell phone and if you didn’t answer you had died.
Martin Cooper
Winfield goes back to the wall. He hits his head on the wall and it rolls off! It’s rolling all the way back to second base! This is a terrible thing for the Padres!
Jerry Coleman
If Occupy Wall Street can see their way to more collaboration with the union movement, then there will be a great deal of political action possible.
David Harvey
When I grew up there wasn’t air-conditioning or anything of that nature, and this old car had a wall thickness of about ten inches. So we had a little warmer house in the winter and a little cooler in the summer.
Merle Haggard
And the walls became the world all around.
Maurice Sendak
Ch’in Shih-huang is the first emperor of China. He united seven separate kingdoms into a single nation. He built the Great Wall and was buried with the terra-cotta soldiers. The Chinese have mixed feelings about him. They’re proud of the nation he created, but he was a maniacal tyrant.
Gene Luen Yang
I’m recording our history now on the bedroom wall, and when we leave the landlord will come and paint over it all.
Ani DiFranco
I’m fundamentally, I think, an outsider. I do my best work and feel most braced with my back to the wall. It’s an odd feeling though, writing aginst the current: difficult entirely to disregard the current. Yet of course I shall.
Virginia Woolf
I never saw a man fight as Conan fought. He put his back to the courtyard wall, and before they overpowered him the dead men were strewn in heaps thigh-deep about him. But at last they dragged him down, a hundred against one.
Robert E. Howard
The biggest piece is my family… From watching films like The Godfather on our dining room wall, to having a great relationship with my sibling. Or going on weekend trips with our cousins to the beach and eating all day… it’s been a crazy childhood; a ‘bohemian one’.
Zoya Akhtar
A world without walls is the only sustainable world. . . . If the world is dominated by people who believe that their races, their religions, their ethnic differences are the most important factors, then a huge number of people will perish in this century.
William J. Clinton
What happens when someone throws you against a wall or tells you you’re a jackass or puts you down or calls you bad names? It goes into your body. We hold it in our body. If we don’t have a way to let that go and release that, it becomes sickness eventually.
Eve Ensler
You have to think before speaking. That’s a quality I’m continuously evolving. For some reason, it seems like I’m bumping my head into the wall a little bit too many times.
Joel Kinnaman
When giant companies wanted more tax loopholes, Washington got it done. When huge energy companies wanted to tear up our environment, Washington got it done. When enormous Wall Street banks wanted new regulatory loopholes, Washington got it done. No gridlock there!
Elizabeth Warren
The Dawn Wall and the Fitz Traverse were super-satisfying climbs. But I will always be searching for the next thing – the need to accomplish and explore are just woven into the fabric of who I am.
Tommy Caldwell
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Joseph Fort Newton
I’m lucky enough and wealthy enough to be able to buy photographs and buy art that inspires me from day to day. I don’t want a Picasso on my wall; it’s great art, but it’s dead art to me. I’d rather have a photograph by someone I’ve never heard of that really inspires me.
Elton John
To have all your life’s work and to have them along the wall, it’s like walking in with no clothes on. It’s terrible.
Andrew Wyeth
Occupy Wall Street didn’t just spring from the earth organically, out of thin air. This was all part of the global socialist movement.
Monica Crowley
Sell the public flowers… things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight.
Robert Mapplethorpe
It’s about never giving up until your hand is on the wall. I think people who get complacent, who think that they are in front, a sloppy touch, can cost you that elusive medal, just as much as the people who are gunning for you. If you believe you can get there right to the very end, miracles do happen.
Cate Campbell
My house is a bit like a teenager’s bedroom. The kind of pictures you have hanging up on your wall say a lot about you. I’ve got ones of Evel Knievel, Elvis and Starsky and Hutch, signed by David Soul.
Tim Vine
I’m experimenting in public. At the design grad schools, these are people sitting around in groups, putting their work on a wall, analyzing it and putting it back in a drawer. I think there’s little risk in that.
David Carson
He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.
As men neither fear nor respect what has been made contemptible, all honor to him who makes oppression laughable as well as detestable. Armies cannot protect it then; and walls which have remained impenetrable to cannon have fallen before a roar of laughter or a hiss of contempt.
Edwin Percy Whipple
Prayer is the window that God has placed in the walls of our world. Leave it shut and the world is a cold, dark house. But throw back the curtains and see His light. Open the window and hear His voice. Open the window of prayer and invoke the presence of God in your world.
Max Lucado
Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists.
Helen Thomas
The desire for freedom resides in every human heart. And that desire cannot be contained forever by prison walls, or martial laws, or secret police. Over time, and across the Earth, freedom will find a way.
George W. Bush
I wonder why people use only walls for hanging pictures.
Frederick Salomon Perls
As far as our noblest hardwood forests are concerned, the animals, especially squirrels and jays, are our greatest and almost only benefactors. It is to them that we owe this gift. It is not in vain that the squirrels live in or about every forest tree, or hollow log, and every wall and heap of stones.
Henry David Thoreau
You can’t manage Wall Street. Wall Street has its own viewpoints on everything. I have always believed, if you manage your business correctly, Wall Street will take care of itself.
Ross Levinsohn
The cart before the horse is neither beautiful nor useful. Before we can adorn our houses with beautiful objects the walls must bestripped, and our lives must be stripped, and beautiful housekeeping and beautiful living laid for a foundation.
Henry David Thoreau
It’s always the small people who change things. It’s never the politicians or the big guys. I mean, who pulled down the Berlin wall? It was all the people in the streets. The specialists didn’t have a clue the day before.
Luc Besson
Importantly, in several years when we have accomplished all of our enforcement and deportation goals and truly ended illegal immigration for good, including the construction of a great wall, which we will have built in record time. And at a reasonable cost, which you never hear from the government.
Donald Trump
It’s common knowledge that a large percentage of Wall Street brokers use astrology.
Donald T. Regan
Now, Mama, Papa, and sir,” said Ramses, “please withdraw to the farthest corner and crouch down with your backs turned. It is as I feared; we will never break through by this method. The walls are eight feet thick. Fortunately I brought along a little nitroglycerin–” “Oh, good Gad,” shrieked Inspector Cuff.
Barbara Mertz
I was part of the first generation of girls and women to be educated and go to grammar school even if we didn’t have much money. Then that generation went, ‘OK, great’, and went into medicine or the police, and hit this wall of discrimination from older men who hadn’t caught up.
Helen Mirren
You need at least eight or nine men in a ten-man wall.
Mark Lawrenson
Never value anything as profitable to thyself which shall compel thee to break thy promise, to lose thy self-respect, to hate any man, to suspect, to curse, to act the hypocrite, to desire anything which needs walls and curtains.
Marcus Aurelius
I’m a secret interior decorator. There’s a mural on my dining room wall of the railroad tracks at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. I love having my hometown with me out here in California.
Jill Scott
Internet companies created the social-media tools that fueled the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street insurgencies, and that have helped political candidates rally grass-roots support.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Women are so strong and knowledgeable. You know, instead of competing with each other, I would love to complete each other. Take away that wall of competition and say, ‘Hey, let’s just all get together and help each other be brilliant.’
Marie Osmond
I do hear about these actors who go on vacations to Bali for three months, and their agents are banging their heads against a wall trying to find their clients – but that’s not me. I’m working hard every day. Enjoy your vacation.
Erin Cummings
The main event isn’t bitcoin. It’s using the blockchain to disrupt other industries and Wall Street.
Patrick M. Byrne
I didn’t think one day something would happen that would bring me back to Wall Street to write what is essentially a sequel.
Michael Lewis
We need to hold Wall Street accountable for issuing the kinds of deceptive loans that nearly brought our economy to its knees in 2008.
Elizabeth Warren
I kept wanting to push my image as validity; I wanted to see my portrait on a wall and know it was okay.
Toyin Odutola
‘Wall Street’ was a very important movie for me in terms of my career. I won an Oscar, and then the film ‘Fatal Attraction’ came right after it.
Michael Douglas
People who avoid the brick walls – all power to ya, but we all have to hit them sometimes in order to push through to the next level, to evolve.
Jennifer Aniston
When I first joined the team, I was playing with the likes of Mia Hamm, Shannon MacMillan, Tiffeny Milbrett – all those big-time players. It was very intimidating. I had some of these players’ posters on my wall growing up, and now I was able to play with them.
Carli Lloyd
Here in Canada, in the Western world, we are inside the walls. Outside the walls are the barbarians.
Barbara Amiel
While Wall Street firms typically underwrite offerings in teams, the lead underwriter, or manager, of the offering has primary responsibility for selling the offering and reaps much of the fees and profit.
Alex Berenson
The prose poem Walk The Red Road is great stuff and deserves to be read aloud. It compares quite favorably to The Walls Of Emerald by Li Chiang Yen, a Chinese poet of the late Tang period.
Brian Aldiss
Working in an open air is a magic! If you are tired of the walls surrounding you, work in the fields to heal yourself!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
At a time when many Muslims in this country are living in fear, I want to say loud and clear that as a Christian leader I deeply respect your faith and believe that our common duty is to extend the hand of friendship, and to build bridges not walls.
George Carey
Building walls does not make any country great again.
Cecilia Malmstrom
Many evil things there are that your strong walls and bright swords do not stay.
J. R. R. Tolkien
The past is buried deep within the ground in Rabat, although the ancient walls in the old city are still standing, painted in electrifying variations of royal blue that make the winding roads look like streamlets or shallow ocean water
Raquel Cepeda
In truth, Wall Street is in for a radical makeover. Fewer people, lower margins, lower risk, lower compensation – and ultimately, fewer talented people. It is likely to change the culture of an industry that for nearly a century has been the money center of the world.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
He [Donald Trump]wants to build the wall. It would be silly to say we`re going to – we`re going to create an army and we`re going to have Mexico pay for our border patrol, our border police. Clearly, that`s not going to happen.
John Yarmuth
Khrushchev reminds me of the tiger hunter who has picked a place on the wall to hang the tiger’s skin long before he has caught the tiger. This tiger has other ideas.
John F. Kennedy
The kitchen is the great laboratory of the household, and much of the ‘weal and woe’ as far as regards bodily health, depends on the nature of the preparations concocted within its walls.
Isabella Beeton
Jail is just another micro-society. It just happens that here, the problems are far more out in the open, we don’t live with the facades of lies that democracy or capitalism creates for us.
Cecily McMillan
Every time the good giants try to cut back on salt, sugar, fat calories, inevitably Wall Street raises its hand and is looking at the sales figures and the revenue and saying, ‘Thou shalt not result in any loss of profit.’ There’s huge continuing pressure on the food companies.
Michael Moss
The walls have ears, ears that hear each little sound you make every time you stamp, throw a lamp.
Elvis Presley
There is nothing new in Wall Street. There can’t be because speculation is as old as the hills. Whatever happens in the stock market today has happened before and will happen again.
Jesse Lauriston Livermore
A good book is never finished—-it goes on whispering to you from the wall.
Virginia Euwer Wolff
We’re not choosing the art, the art is choosing us. The pieces are choosing the walls where they hang.
Massimo Bottura
If you’ve got a Corvette that runs into a brick wall, you know what’s going to happen. He’s a Corvette. I’m a brick wall.
Shaquille O’Neal
I’ve seen inside fans’ houses, and they would have pictures of Jesus on the wall, and next to it would be a picture of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express. That’s no lie.
Jim Cornette
The fact that, in the United States, there are people serving ten-year prison terms for growing marijuana plants in their backyards while Wall Street racketeers, who have defrauded millions of people and destroyed the global economy, walk free is a kind of bizarre hypocrisy that boggles my mind.
Mark Haskell Smith
Man needs spiritual expression and nourishing… even in the prehistoric era, people would scrawl pictures of bison on the walls of caves.
Fernando Botero
The dramatic sufferings of adults and all the cruel fantasies of those of my own age, who seemed abandoned to their own impulses in the midst of so many catastrophes, appeared to inscribe themselves on the walls around me.
Antoni Tapies
Wall Street is greedy, reckless and they operate illegally. That’s fine. But what do you do?
Bernie Sanders
I never really had a celebrity crush when I was little. I know some of my friends have posters up on their bedroom wall; I was never really about that.
Sadie Sink
When you walk around, your vision system is processing a whole bunch of signals in milliseconds and judging that a visual object is a wall, or an imminent cliff, or a car heading towards you. This might be disturbing to a lot of people, but some of those guesses are errors.
Usama Fayyad
In 6,000 years of storytelling, [people have] gone from depicting hunting on cave walls to depicting Shakespeare on Facebook walls.
Joe Sabia
Like a lot of films at the end of 2008, they hit a wall with financing, which is why I moved back onto ‘Stone.’ In doing so, I had to let go of ‘The Beautiful and the Damned,’ to at least give them an opportunity to move forward with somebody else.
John Curran
All frauds, like the wall daubed with untempered mortar … always tend to the decay of what they are devised to support.
Richard Whately
How much that the world calls selfishness is only generosity with narrow walls,–a too exclusive solicitude to maintain a wife in luxury, or make one’s children rich.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
[Donald Trump] has nothing to show for it but fear in every way. To people who are sick, fear, to people who are immigrants, fear, to people who are concerned about the greed on Wall Street taking us back to where we were.
Nancy Pelosi
Neal Stephenson is great. He can write about a white wall for six pages, and it sounds fascinating. I read the whole ‘Baroque Cycle’ and ‘Cryptonomicon.’
Daniel Suarez
If you come to my house, you won’t see a wall of trophies or things like that. I’m sort of ‘on to the next thing’ all the time.
Pat Metheny
She goes where she pleases. She appears unhoped for, uncalled for. She moves through doors and walls and windows. Her thoughts move through minds. She enters dreams. She vanishes and is still there. She knows the future and sees through flesh. She is not afraid of anything.
Rachel Klein
Everything that happens on Wall Street only fortifies my opinion that there is in fact a more ludicrous industry than the entertainment industry.
Michael Shannon
Every wall is a door.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your tattoos are supposed to be some connection to your personality. That’s a lot more important than going in and just picking one off a wall. I’ve never understood why people get butterflies tattooed on their bottoms or whatever. That’s really weird.
Ville Valo
By my third year of Law and Order, I was climbing the walls. But you don’t leave a hit show, especially when you have a five-year contract.
Chris Noth
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
It’s dope to be an artist and to have that wall of separation, but also I feel like social media is there for what it’s there for. I have a group chat with about 40 fans who I communicate with on the regular.
The battle outside raging will soon shake your windows and rattle your walls.
Bob Dylan
The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts.
Italo Calvino
Your fears are not walls, but hurdles. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquering of it.
Dan Millman
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan
When we judge, we are pushing people away; we are creating a wall, a barrier. When we forgive we are destroying barriers, we come closer to others.
Jean Vanier
To understand Occupy Wall Street, you have to understand artists. Art is freedom – freedom of expression – and its message has resonated through society for centuries.
Peter M. Brant
I am going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities!
Donald Trump
Real motivation is that drive from within: You know where you are going because you have a compelling image inside, not a travel poster on the wall.
Denis Waitley
The Scarecrow watched the Woodman while he worked and said to him “I cannot think why this wall is here nor what it is made of.” “Rest you brains and do not worry about the wall,” replied the Woodman, “when we have climbed over it we shall know what is on the other side.
L. Frank Baum
Corrupted by wealth and power, your government is like a restaurant with only one dish. They’ve got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side. But no matter which set of waiters brings you the dish, the legislative grub is all prepared in the same Wall Street kitchen.
Huey Long
Many of us are frightened to look within ourselves, and fear has us put up walls so thick we no longer remember who we really are.
Debbie Ford
There are a lot of good ideas that could benefit from big media. You have a lot of companies that hit a wall and can’t get beyond a certain level. They need the infrastructure and distribution of a large company.
Ross Levinsohn
On one level, of course, the notion of judging films or books or music against each other is completely ridiculous. Who’s to say ’12 Years A Slave’ is a better film than ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’? Or that one album in a certain genre is better than another in a completely different genre?
John Niven
All architecture, which does not express serenity, fails in its spiritual mission. Thus, it has been a mistake to abandon the shelter of walls for the inclemency of large areas of glass.
Luis Barragan
Knowing nothing about investing might be a benefit. You won’t have to unlearn many popular beliefs propagated by Wall Street and the media that aren’t true.
Michael LeBoeuf
But perhaps the most important lesson I learned is that there are no walls between humans and the elephants except those that we put up ourselves, and that until we allow not only elephants, but all living creatures their place in the sun, we can never be whole ourselves.
Lawrence Anthony
Maybe if you spend your life pretending you’re on a movie set, you don’t ever have to admit that the walls are made out of paper and the food is plastic and the words in your mouth aren’t really yours.
Jodi Picoult
We should be breaking down barriers, not building walls.
Ted Cruz
Certificates from top US universities adorned the walls like tiger head in a hunter’s home.
Chetan Bhagat
Thomas Jefferson declared, stating that he was speaking on behalf of the other founding fathers, …(that) we should build a wall between the church and state.
Jimmy Carter
The ‘wall of separation between church and state’ is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned.
William Rehnquist
No statement is more true and better applicable to Wall Street than the famous warning of Santayana: “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.
Benjamin Graham
The only way I can cope with me and my environment is to have this kind of wall around me. I’m exhausting myself.
Manolo Blahnik
I love the protests. And if you think about it, what better way to send a message to Wall Street than by sitting in a pup tent banging on a drum.
David Letterman
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
… every writer I had ever known wrote his best work when he had his back up against the wall and thought he would never write another word.
Adam Langer
When you’re doing comedy, it is so subjective. What is funny to you is not funny to another person. What is dirty to you is not dirty to the other person. Comedy is one of those things you throw against the wall and see what sticks.
Larry the Cable Guy
I actually never thought that Barack Obama was anything but a typical Democratic party politician, which to me meant that he was probably in bed with Wall Street.
Matt Taibbi
But we danced, under wigs and between unfinished walls, through broken promises and around empty cupboards.
Sherman Alexie
About 25 years ago, I was in an apartment, and next door, they put on the radio, so I struck the wall with my fist, but they did not put the radio down. I took a tool and banged until I made a hole through the wall. It was like a comedy movie.
Klaus Kinski
Today, basically, on Wall Street, the big money is made by taking risks.
Bernard Madoff
India’s great economic boom, the arrival of the Internet and outsourcing, have broken the wall between provincial India and the world.
Aravind Adiga
Hannah leaned against the wall. “Mind if I call shotgun?” Since you’re carrying one? Feel free.
Rachel Caine
All the work I did was to challenge politics, culture, and women’s rights. I felt like I really wanted to break out. That’s why I wanted to use graffiti. It’s more open. I don’t need people to come to an exhibition. Graffiti gives a voice to the walls.
Malina Suliman
Obama came in really wanting to change things, but he hit a wall of corporate money, oil and coal money: when he tried to pass the Cap and Trade system of pharmaceutical money, when he tried to pass the Obamacare – which, of course, then got watered down into a much less effective, much less economical, program.
Robert Kennedy, Jr.
We are owned by propagandists against the Arabs. There’s no question about that. Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists. No question in my opinion. They put their money where their mouth is…We’re being pushed into a wrong direction in every way.
Helen Thomas
The grounds of the place were dominated by several large, old willow trees that towered over the surrounding stone wall and swayed soundlessly in the wind like lost souls.
Haruki Murakami
The purpose is to be in gratitude forever. Live with applied consciousness, prosperity will break through the walls, flood you with it. You do prayer when you are in difficulty. Pray when you are not in difficulty! That is the attitude of gratitude.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
At the end of a down day on Wall Street, we all need to be able to sleep peacefully at night. That comfort won’t come from our bank balance.
Hill Harper
I believe that software, and in fact entire companies, should be run in a way that assumes that the sum of the talent of people outside your walls is greater than the sum of the few you have inside. None of us are as smart as all of us.
Matt Mullenweg
When the protagonist breaks the fourth wall by looking at the camera in a movie, it’s generally been used for comedic purposes, rather than feeling like they’re looking into your soul.
Chris Milk
There is a reason why these people [from Wall Street] are putting huge amounts of money into our political system. And in my view, it is undermining American democracy and it is allowing Congress to represent wealthy campaign contributors and not the working families of this country.
Bernie Sanders
To write music is to raise a ladder without a wall to lean it against. There is no scaffolding: the building under construction is held in balance only by the miracle of a kind of internal logic, an innate sense of proportion.
Arthur Honegger
I try to play squash but I keep running into the walls.
Matthew Bellamy
Let’s say [Donald] Trump wins. Is Congress going to let him build a wall on the Mexican border? I don’t think so.
Gary Shilling
If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on the wall, I think we’d see the beauty then and stand staring in awe.
Conor Oberst
Every apartment devoted to the circulation of the glass, may be regarded as a temple set apart for the performance of human sacrifices. And they ought to be fitted up like the ancient temples in Egypt, in a manner to show the real atrocity of the superstition that is carried on within their walls.
Thomas Lovell Beddoes
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.
Aleksandr Lebed
I swear, talking to you is like talking to a really good-looking and mildly stupid brick wall.
Derek Landy
There’s a strange sort of quiet when you’re dying. It’s as if you’re in a glass room, and the walls keep getting thicker and thicker.
Gabrielle Zevin
I’m not against (bull fighting). Some nations like to see blood, and some like to see their victims suffer from speculation… They kill the bull very quick. Wall Street lets you live and suffer.
Will Rogers
The way that Wall Street works is most people like very steady quarterly earnings, and they like to be very popular instead of unpopular and they don’t like to be the nail that sticks up, as they say.
Christopher Galvin
The strength of walls depends on the courage of those who guard them.
Genghis Khan
When the only people in mainstream discourse who care about the working class are Wall Street investors, it really is time to ask where our politics went wrong.
Timothy Noah
The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds—the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall.
Chuck Jones
A pack of lemmings looks like a group of rugged individualists compared with Wall Street when it gets a concept in its teeth.
Warren Buffett
The Republicans find their faith imperiled by Barney Frank’s marriage. There is always a shadow on the wall, a monster in the closet, a mysterious rustling in the teeming underbrush of the conservative Id.
Charlie Pierce
I want to build the wall. We need the wall. And the Border Patrol, ICE, they all want the wall. We stop the drugs. We shore up the border.
Donald Trump
There is no paradise, no place of true completion
that does not include within its walls the unknown.
Jane Hirshfield
I was there in Washington in the `90s. It was pretty bad then. It`s much worse now [in 2015]. And that vicious cycle is you`ve got again big corporations, executives, Wall Street, very wealthy individuals in both parties who are calling the shots.
Robert Reich
I did not want windows, only skylights. I chose my painting wall as it has the best morning light.
Ellsworth Kelly
Machismo requires Latin blood. I’d say I never experienced machismo up close until I worked in a French office; the typical Wall Street gunner has the soul of a coffee filter in comparison.
Rosecrans Baldwin
I can run up a wall and do a back flip – that’s the most impressive thing that I can do.
Callan McAuliffe
It’s all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way money is power the same way a gun is power.
Chuck Palahniuk
Know what you’re trying to do before you do it. Turning knobs at random isn’t enlightening any more than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let you paint a nice picture.
Steve Albini
To persons uninstructed in natural history, their country or seaside stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall.
Thomas Huxley
My god-father, Bob Wall, was in a couple of Bruce Lee movies, and he trained Bruce Lee when he came to America.
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Care should be taken that all buildings are well lighted: in those of the country this point is easily accomplished, because the wall of a neighbour is not likely to interfere with the light.
Mineral cactai, quicksilver lizards in the adobe walls, the bird that punctures space, thirst, tedium, clouds of dust, impalpable epiphanies of wind. The pines taught me to talk to myself. In that garden I learnedto send myself off. Later there were no gardens.
Octavio Paz
I think this is all my life. Because if I was split gymnastics and something else like far, fun or to go with friends. No, this, you’re supposed to one go, one straight road and to do every day. And touch the wall, of the goal.
Olga Korbut
Everyone feels some jealousy, some anger, and some hostility. Don’t feel guilty. But to allow them to become dominant expressions of your way of life is off the wall.
Frederick Lenz
I’m an actor. It’s like being a bricklayer. Sometimes I’m building a little wall, and the next time I’m building a palace.
Corbin Bernsen
I get ‘USA Today,’ the ‘New York Times,’ ‘Wall Street Journal’ and the ‘Star-Telegram’ at my doorstep. I can’t do without them.
Dan Jenkins
I never realized that growing up in Brooklyn, flying jets, working on Wall Street and starring in a sci-fi series was the prerequisite for the fast-paced demands of talk radio. But, if that’s what it takes to succeed, I’m glad I did it all.
Jerry Doyle
So I saw that there was only me. There was only me who could worry about what was happening here, inside these walls of my life. Other people had their own worlds to worry about, and in the end, they had to fend for themselves, just like us.
Markus Zusak
While short sellers probably will never be popular on Wall Street, they often are the ones wearing the white hats when it comes to looking for and identifying the bad guys!
James Chanos
After all, Wall Street is clearly the most powerful lobbying force on Capitol Hill. From 1998 through 2008, the financial sector spent over $5 billion in lobbying and campaign contributions to deregulate Wall Street.
Bernie Sanders
Angel screeched with fury and despair to the empty walls around her. “I’m human, do you hear me? It hurts!
James Patterson
Four hours after leaving Kornah, we passed the reputed tomb of Ezra the prophet. At a distance and in the moonlight it looked handsome. There is a buttressed river wall, and above it some long flat-roofed buildings, the centre one surmounted by a tiled dome.
Isabella Bird
For decades, activist shareholders were an entertaining, but largely ignored, Wall Street sideshow. Disgruntled investors would attend annual meetings to harangue executives, criticize strategies – and protest that their complaints were being ignored.
Charles Duhigg
After a while it occurred to me that between the covers of each of those books lay a boundless universe waiting to be discovered while beyond those walls, in the outside world, people allowed life to pass by in afternoons of football and radio soaps, content to do little more than gaze at their navels.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I want to be able to write on my walls. I think that’s the big thing.
Justin Vernon
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
Paul McCartney
there is a tendency in part of Wall Street people to pay excessive attention to the most recent figures and the present financial picture.
Benjamin Graham
There’s definitely a luxury to the fluidity of not being a mega-star. I’ve done a ton of really, really odd, off-the-wall movies. There’s this movie I did called ‘Queens of Country’ a couple of summers ago that is so bananas, and if I was at a certain level, I probably would not have done that movie.
Lizzy Caplan
I can really recommend a beautifully but sparsely furnished room with empty walls!
Semir Zeki
The person in the business suit who works on Wall Street, who does their work perfectly, is probably evolving a lot faster, if they also meditate.
Frederick Lenz
The victim of mind-manipulation 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
The Occupy Wall Street protests at last suggest that America’s wealth gap is once again becoming an organizing political principle in the country.
Jon Meacham
A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.
Elizabeth Blackwell
It appears that Wall Street is not acting as a force for economic expansion, providing access to capital for companies that make things. Rather, it seems, Wall Street is using government bailouts to lever up.
Maria Cantwell
And how different her face looked the first time she really liked a boy who was not on a poster on her wall. And how her face looked when she realized she was in love with that boy.
Stephen Chbosky
The Soviet Union could not exist without the image of the empire. The image of the empire could not exist without the image of force. The USSR ended the moment the first hammer pounded the Berlin Wall.
Boris Yeltsin
Sometimes the beauty is easy. Sometimes you don’t have to try at all. Sometimes you can hear the wind blow in a handshake. Sometimes there’s poetry written right on the bathroom wall.
Ani DiFranco
I guess the glass ceiling is in the West. For us, it’s the glass wall.
Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud
The state of interbeing is a vulnerable state. It is the vulnerability of the naive altruist, of the trusting lover, of the unguarded sharer. To enter it, one must leave behind the seeming shelter of a control-based life, protected by walls of cynicism, judgment, and blame.
Charles Eisenstein
But it’s the wrestler who can put the fatigue out of his mind and break through the “wall,” like a marathon runner after 18 or 20 miles, who will survive. The key to that survival is in hard workouts that develop mental confidence to the point where you won’t submit to fatigue and pain descending upon you.
Lou Banach
I don’t think Wall Street people in general are smart. I think that’s one of the biggest myths in American lore. They’re tough, aggressive, greedy, quick thinking but I don’t think they’re particularly smart at all.
Ben Stein
Jon: Have you seen the wall? | Sam: I’m fat, not blind.
George R. R. Martin
There is the plain fool who does the wrong thing at all times anywhere, but there is the Wall Street fool who thinks he must trade all the time.
Jesse Lauriston Livermore
Of course I don’t believe in it [pointing to horseshoe on his office wall]. But I understand that it brings you luck whether you believe in it or not.
Niels Bohr
It’s different when you’re trying to turn something around, especially something that you built, at a time when so many constituents – the media, Wall Street, competitors, ex-employees – are all saying that Starbucks’s best days are behind it, and that Schultz is never going to be able to bring it back.
Howard Schultz
I think we all have a lot of room to drop and our takeovers were really safe so tonight we’re still going to be safe but a little bit more risky than we were this morning and see if we can get our hand on the wall for a medal.
Brittany MacLean
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Oh, it is easy for the one who stands outside the prison-wall of pain to exhort and teach the one who suffers.
No level of border security, no wall, doubling the size of the border patrol, all these things will not stop the illegal migration from countries as long as a 7-year-old is desperate enough to flee on her own and travel the entire length of Mexico because of the poverty and the violence in her country.
Jeh Johnson
Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
Fawn M. Brodie
I found that the walls that are created by the institutions of health care are very problematic, and I felt not good about giving people pills and procedures and then sending them back out to the things that were making them sick in the first place.
Jill Stein
The cold stream of visual impressions failed him now as if the eye were a cup that overflowed and let the rest run down its china walls unrecorded.
Virginia Woolf
I went through a lot in my life that scarred me pretty good. I built a wall around myself to the point where nobody knew what was really going on inside of me, including myself.
Jake Roberts
Faith looks beyond the walls of the obstacle and on to the answer.
Benny Hinn
Man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage.
Morris West
I never started collecting figures or anything like that because I’m slightly completist with things, so if I start down a path, I’m worried where it’ll end up – i.e. With a wall of something!
Ed Gamble
Fat slips through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream where it distributes the nutrients throughout the body. Olestra can’t get through the wall, and it continues down the intestines and out the body.
Michael F. Jacobson
I sit there in my bed staring at the wall, feeling happy, enjoying the way the wall looks, how pink and how white it is. Pink and white, as far as I’m concerned, have never looked quite so pink and white before.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
There may be something universal about idealizing the past, but I think it’s taken to an absurd degree in New York, which is what I’m poking fun at. The hole-in-the-wall bars I went to in the 90s that smelled like sewage now enjoy legendary status, as if times were had there that could never be had anywhere else.
Vestal McIntyre
I realized that I had been living a great part of my life like an ostrich, with my head stuck in the sand. Now I see that I was just prancing around my magical circle while the walls of my prison were being erected by other people.
James Wasserman
I got into cooking and I went and cooked in Italy. I became a doula for a while. I built stone walls one summer, and I read a lot, and I swam a lot, and I spent a lot of time thinking.
Gaby Hoffmann
We are all conceived in close prison; in our mothers wombs, we are close prisoners all; when we are born, we are born but to the liberty of the house; prisoners still, though within larger walls; and then all our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death.
John Donne
One might as well try to charge through a wall.
Napoleon Bonaparte
You can compare the retail business to basketball. You have to have a plan, you have to hustle, you have to rely on each other, and there’s a scoreboard on the wall.
Doug McMillon
I’m all right,’ Jace protested, but his hand gripped Alec’s sleeve tightly. ‘I can stand.’ It looks to me like you’re using a wall to prop you up. That’s not my definition of “standing.”‘ It’s leaning,’ Jace told him. ‘Leaning comes right before standing.
Cassandra Clare
Love makes us similar, it creates equality, it breaks down walls and eliminates distances. God did this with us.
Pope Francis
If we were to gain God’s perspective, even for a moment, and were to look at the way we go through life accumulating and hoarding and displaying our things, we would have the same feelings of horror and pity that any sane person has when he views people in an asylum endlessly beating their heads against the wall.
Randy Alcorn
In truth I was manufacturing a brick wall of shits.
Jonathan Safran Foer
I do believe that we should substantially lower student debt in this country, which is crushing millions of people. We pay for it, in my view, by a tax on Wall Street speculation. The middle class bailed out Wall Street in their time of need. Now, it is Wall Street’s time to help the middle class.
Bernie Sanders
The big Wall Street firms, seemingly so shrewd and self-interested, had somehow become the dumb money. The people who ran them did not understand their own businesses, and their regulators obviously knew even less.
Michael Lewis
Pardon me, my friends, I have ventured to paint my happiness on the wall.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Can I ask why you’re throwing knives at cheese?’ ‘Caleb came by to discuss something,’ Tobias says, leaning his head against the wall as he looks at me. ‘And knife-throwing just came up somehow.’ ‘As it so often does,’ I say, a small smile inching across my face.
Veronica Roth
Imaginary evils soon become real ones by indulging our reflections on them; as he who in a melancholy fancy sees something like a face on the wall or the wainscot can, by two or three touches with a lead pencil, make it look visible, and agreeing with what he fancied.
Jonathan Swift
The more you try to simplify things the more you complicate them. You create rules, build walls, push people away, lie to yourself and ignore true feelings. That is not simplifying things.
Cecelia Ahern
I’m no prophet. My job is making windows where there were once walls.
Michel Foucault
If you really think that ambition, power, lust, desire are not as applicable in the media as in politics or on Wall Street or anywhere else, you’re deluding yourself.
Beau Willimon
So I figured in keeping with the record, I’d do something off the wall which is show up for free and wing it… I don’t know, I’m just going to play some songs. I think it’ll be fun.
Paul Westerberg
Critics of the Wall Street protesters claim that they have old ideas, nothing new, and they’re never going to work. Wait a minute., that sounds like this show.
David Letterman
Be clever and do not build walls, because in the future they will bring only shame to you!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
None of the threats to the global commons will be solved by building walls.
James G. Stavridis
The Beautiful is everywhere; perhaps more in the arrangement of your saucepans on the white walls of your kitchen than in your eighteenth-century living room or in the official museums.
Fernand Leger
A man’s character is not judged after he celebrates a victory, but by what he does when his back is against the wall.
John Cena
A globalized world is by now a familiar fact of life. Building walls or moats may sound appealing, but the future belongs to those who tend to their people and then boldly engage the rest of the world, near and far.
Jon Meacham
In terms of Ray Liotta, when I was a teenager growing up in Colorado, I didn’t have pictures of girls on my wall. I had pictures of Ray Liotta on my wall. Along with Mike Patton, he was one of my heroes.
Derek Cianfrance
I always drew dresses. I remember loving Richard Avedon’s early Versace campaigns. I used to plaster my whole walls with them when I was a kid.
Sarah Burton
Although we work through financial markets, our goal is to help Main Street, not Wall Street.
Janet Yellen
I spent the night on a sliver of rock high up on the east face of Long’s Peak, climbing with Tom Frost, and slept at the icy feet of the Dru, listening to the lightning crack above me and the thunder roll down. I only did it to write about it. I would never go up on the Grotto Wall for fun.
James Salter
Everything is this distorted mishmash of pop culture that pulls from this era and that era and is just thrown at the wall. These people have no clue what anything really means. There are guys out there getting a million hits for a video.
Willis Earl Beal
With ‘Black Rain,’ I spent a lot of time with homicide detectives, and I spent a lot of time with different brokers on ‘Wall Street.’ It helps get the rhythm of the piece and the tone, and how overplayed or underplayed it might be. That’s also the magic of movies: You get to hang out and live these different lives.
Michael Douglas
Abolishing the book is like abolishing the symphony, or sonata form, or the sonnet, or the wall painting.
David Gelernter
The ethos on Wall Street has not changed, and that’s not going to come from the corner office. That’s going to come, for better or worse, from Washington, and the whole idea of greed is still good, that is still pervasive.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for within its precincts, surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for a town of five hundred families.
Hernan Cortes
I don’t find inspiration on Wall Street. I don’t find that in Beverly Hills. I don’t find that in places where opportunity resides unbridled, and I think the real creative energy and the real juice is in where people are caught, in the economic abyss.
Harry Belafonte
The student of history knows no more refreshing recreation than that of nailing liars, like vermin, to the wall.
Frederick Rolfe
Put a gun to my head and paint the wall with my brains.
Chuck Palahniuk
We can’t be trapped by fear. Lives lived within such walls are just slower deaths.
Mark Lawrence
Here are the shadows left behind by a thousand moments, a thousand moods, of needs traced here on the wall by men who are gone. Here is the record of their being here.
Chuck Palahniuk
The words spoken by the leader of the free world can expand the frontiers of freedom or shrink them. When Ronald Reagan called on Gorbachev to ‘tear down this wall,’ a surge of confidence rose that would ultimately breach the bounds of the evil empire.
Mitt Romney
If you can’t go one way, there’s many ways to get where you’re going. So you just take a step back and see beyond the wall.
Cyndi Lauper
The people who work in Wall Street still look up to Gordon Gekko. He’s sort of a guru.
Michael Douglas
I just hand shoes on the wall. They’re architecture you know.
Tori Amos
Love is just a hole in the wall.
Rod Stewart
Whether it’s a street poster on a brick wall, a magazine cover on a newsstand, or animation on a movie screen – art is an effective means of communicating with large numbers of people.
Eric Drooker
I’m like this wiry freak they pulled out of a bar two months ago and said, ‘Let’s throw it on the wall and see if it sticks.’
Paget Brewster
External objects produce decided effects upon the brain. A man shut up between four walls soon loses the power to associate words and ideas together. How many prisoners in solitary confinement become idiots, if not mad, for want of exercise for the thinking faculty!
Jules Verne
Something I notice speaking to writers from south of Hadrians Wall is that the culture is different. At base, I think Scotland values its creative industries differently from England.
Sara Sheridan
All things are possible.
Libba Bray
The master of ceremonies asked people to say what they thought the function of the novel might be in modern society, and one critic said, “To provide touches of color in rooms with all-white walls.” Another one said, “To describe blow-jobs artistically.
Kurt Vonnegut
I recently adopted for my own a good motto I saw somewhere, on a barroom mirror or possibly a washroom wall: ‘The time you enjoyed wasting wasn’t wasted.’ I think I’ll have that printed some day on a T-shirt or the bedroom ceiling.
Peg Bracken
A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.
Samuel Butler
When we love and respect people, revealing to them their value, they can begin to come out from behind the walls that protect them.
Jean Vanier
We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls. They allow us to enter other minds, not simply in the sense of identifying with the characters, although that is an important part of it, but by seeing the world as another person sees it.
Roger Ebert
Every person I talk to has a story about how their smoke alarm went off or woke them up with a battery beeping. So you take it off the wall and you take the battery out and say ‘screw this.’ They hate the products.
Tony Fadell
Indeed, everything was a shock at the beginning. The wash machines, dryers, dishwashers, garbage disposal machines, juicers, toasters, and yes, the ATM machines. Watching money spilled out of a wall was simply amazing!
Li Cunxin
I’m a West Indian mum and West Indian mums will go to the wall for their children.
Diane Abbott
It isn’t enough just to scream at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. We need our political system to start reflecting this anger back into, ‘How do we fix it? How do we get the economy going again?’
Colin Powell
I got my first real bass guitar in my hands when I was 14 – a 1957 Fender Precision, which is still hanging on the wall in my front room. I loved the heaviness of it and the feel of the wood. I still do.
Suzi Quatro
The writing was so clearly written on the wall about me, but I didn’t see it. I had no role models. I didn’t know there was even a possibility of being gay. I battled with it, but this was the way God made me. If you have a problem with it, take it up with the man upstairs.
Bryan Batt
When people - everyday people who watch the coverage on CNN of Anita Sarkeesian having to cancel a speaking engagement due to death threats - think of “gamers,” they are going to think of you, and that irritates me. It enrages me. I want to punch down a wall, and I like my walls. They’re nicely painted.
Chris Kluwe
I very strongly disagreed with President Clinton on the deregulation of Wall Street. I opposed that strenuously.
Bernie Sanders
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
Victory in combat is like sex with a prostitute. For a moment you forget everything in the sudden physical rush, but then you have to pay your money to the woman showing you the door. You see the dirt on the walls and your sorry image in the mirror.
Karl Marlantes
You can’t climb a tile wall.
Bill Engvall
A moose is an animal with horns on the front of its head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it
Groucho Marx
Faith is part of who I am, yes. I was raised Christian Scientist. The most important thing I saw every single week on the wall at Sunday school was the Golden Rule.
Ellen DeGeneres
I just kick the ball against the cement wall and work on my touches and juggling.
Lindsey Horan
I’ve heard the expression climbing walls, but I never thought I’d experience it, let alone like that,” she murmured, her mouth curling into what was probably a dreamy smile.
Jeaniene Frost
The world is a stone wall … and they have put the stones so close together that there is not a single crack through which one may enter.
Eiji Yoshikawa
One of my teachers once said that the way you know you’re on the right path is that it works. Now, that doesn’t mean you don’t run into blocks and brick walls, but it does mean that you can find a way around them or find a way to change yourself or your project in order to find the flow again and have it work.
James Redfield
I was kind of just too lazy to take my money out of the bank until I saw how Citi Bank responded to Occupy Wall Street.
Talib Kweli
Stand-up comedy is a really lonely profession: you ‘perform for 2000 people, then you go to a hotel room by yourself and stare at a wall.
Anh Do
When President Obama first unveiled his gun control proposals recommending a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and better background checks, there seemed to be momentum behind the effort. But then the proposals ran into a wall.
Robert Dallek
All roads lead to Wall Street, but we feel the effects of Wall Street on every street corner. Certainly in Syracuse, N.Y., where I live.
Dana Spiotta
No, I had the Levis guy on my wall, not a picture of William, sorry.
Kate Middleton
When the Berlin Wall fell and suddenly all those countries had burgeoning democracies, women were still being left out. The big turning point, about ten years ago, was moving from a notion of empowering women to actually looking at where you can make the most difference, and it’s in a girl’s life.
Kathy Calvin
I like to think that when I fall, A rain-drop in Death’s shoreless sea, This shelf of books along the wall, Beside my bed, will mourn for me.
Robert W. Service
I’m as forgiving as the wall you hit at two hundred kilometers an hour.
Ann Aguirre
Clearly the secret of happiness…is a variation on the general principle of banging your head against a wall, and then stopping.
Stef Penney
If there’s a gun on the wall in act one, scene one, you must fire the gun by act three, scene two. If you fire a gun in act three, scene two, you must see the gun on the wall in act one, scene one.
Anton Chekhov
The dream might have been more than a dream. It was as if a door in the wall of reality had come ajar… and now all sorts of unwelcome things were flying through.
Stephen King
Thou whoreson zed! Thou unnecessary letter! My lord, if you will give me leave, I will tread this unbolted villain into mortar, and daub the wall of a jakes with him. *all cheer for Shakespearean insults*
William Shakespeare
When a church is faithless to its duties, the real church is outside its walls, in the community.
Henry Ward Beecher
If I could have any artist’s work on my sitting room wall it would probably be by Van Gogh or Picasso.
Juliet Stevenson
(Walls) show that politicians have reached the end of their ideas about what to do about a difficult situation with a neighbor. … They can’t think what else to do.
Frederick Winslow Taylor
If a man, cautious,
hides his limp,
Somebody has to limp it! Things
do it; the surroundings limp.
House walls get scars,
the car breaks down; matter, in drudgery, takes it up.
Robert Bly
Wherever you see a wall, demolish it to broaden the horizons of the world! Wherever you see a tyrant, take him down to increase the light of the world!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
My boyfriend and I just got a projector, so we’ve been screening movies on the roof and projecting them against the wall next door. The last one we did, the theme was, ‘The Russians are coming.’ So we screened ‘Red Dawn’ and ‘Top Gun.’
Olivia Thirlby
Mind is nothing but dreams and dreams – dreams of the past, dreams of the future, dreams of how things should be, dreams of great ambitions, achievements. Dreams and desires, that is the stuff mind is made of. But it surrounds you like a China Wall. And because of it the fish remains unaware of the ocean.
I think people have a little wall they throw up real quick if they see swords and sorcery.
Jeff Smith
If you go back to the time of J.P. Morgan, the world of high finance was completely wholesale. The prestigious investment banks on Wall Street appealed exclusively to large corporations, governments, and to extremely wealthy individuals.
Ron Chernow
The avarice person is ever in want; let your desired aim have a fixed limit.
Everywhere I go – from Main Street to Wall Street – people ask, ‘What’s happened to our political system? Why can’t Washington folks work together?’
Tom Brokaw
Wall Street makes its money on activity. You make your money on inactivity.
Warren Buffett
Is that it?” “No. That’s a wall.” “It could be disguised.” “You’re not very good at looking for things, are you?” “I’m good at looking for walls. Look, I found another one.
Derek Landy
Journalism was being whittled away by a Wall Street theory that profits can be maximized by minimizing the product.
Russell Baker
At a certain point, we saw the police cracking down on the Occupy Wall Street activists. I won’t call the actions of police appropriate or inappropriate.
Vladimir Putin
I want to show you that you can leap tall buildings, walk through walls, and change reality.
Elan Lee