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Block Quotes

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A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

Related topics: Wisdom

I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
- Auguste Rodin

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
- Damon Wayans

 

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue
by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed -
it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

I write music all the time.
When I talk about having writer's block,
it's more to do with lyrics than anything else.
- Sarah McLachlan

If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.
- Paul Cezanne

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Every time we've moved ahead in IBM,
it was because someone was willing to take a chance,
put his head on the block, and try something new.
- Thomas J. Watson

The greatest block today in the way of woman's emancipation is the church,
the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time,
go around two blocks-but never three.
- Robert Motherwell

Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
- Dan Rather

A stepping-stone can be a stumbling block if we can't
see it until after we have tripped over it.
- Cullen Hightower

In just six weeks from the time the design was started,
we had the motor on the block testing its power.
- Orville Wright

I did that for 40 years or more.
I never had any writer's block.
I got up in the morning, sat down at the typewriter -
now,
computer - lit up a cigarette.
- Frederik Pohl

In this time of budget cuts, we cannot forget that
basic science is a building block for scientific innovation
and economic growth in the information age.
- Tim Bishop

For a long period in my life - it lasted about 10 years -
I had writer's block.
- Mary Garden

If you're so pro-life, do me a favour:
don't lock arms and block medical clinics.
If you're so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.
- Bill Hicks

If we attempt to block the development of new technology,
we effectively have ensured that the most responsible
parties will not develop them.
- Ralph Merkle

The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future,
but to make it.
Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
- Joel A. Barker

As a columnist, I realize that whatever amount of corruption I expose,
half my readers will block it out, although they may
get a frisson of joy in the process.
- Margaret Carlson

The game of life is a lot like football.
You have to tackle your problems, block your fears,
and score your points when you get the opportunity.
- Lewis Grizzard

I've been around the block a lot and I've had a merry trail for 55 years.
- Jerry Stiller

When you play guard, you're not going to block a lot of shots.
Inside, you're going to block shots.
- Oscar Robertson

My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer's block,
as if it was some kind of illness.
- Mary Garden

This was something that was obsessing me and creating a writer's block.
To get involved and get stuck in, get the proper information
about what's going on has really helped.
- Thom Yorke

I've often said that there's no such thing as writer's block;
the problem is idea block.
- Jeffery Deaver

I suspect that writer's block afflicts mainly people
who have some stable and ample source of income outside of writing.
So far it hasn't been a problem.
- Fred Saberhagen

A book that is shut is but a block.
- Thomas Fuller

One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse,
I summon it at need.
- Piers Anthony

The idea is not to block every shot.
The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
- Bill Russell

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak,
became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
- Thomas Carlyle

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice
half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
- Carl T. Rowan

Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ,
no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought,
or all thought, when he wants to.
- Paul Valery

Change can either challenge or threaten us.
Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you.
- Marsha Sinetar

I became paralyzed as an artist with writer's block.
- David Guterson

At the end of the competition, I played the Liszt concerto
and I felt my head was on the block.
Well, I won.
- Andre Boucourechliev

When I'm rhyming it's all in my head...
Like the slaves, when they were picking cotton,
they would block out their minds.
They would sing.
- Wyclef Jean

In outward show so splendid and so vain;
'tis but a gilded block without a brain.
- Phaedrus

I have a cheat-sheet for each one of my characters about their personality,
the way they look, etc.
So there is no possible way that I could have writer's block.
- R. L. Stine

You know what my greatest personal stumbling block is? My shyness.
- Susan Lucci

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply,
smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door,
let it be.
No one else cares.
Why should you?
- Erma Bombeck

Aim for the chopping block.
If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing.
Aim past the wood, aim through the wood;
aim for the chopping block.
- Annie Dillard

The current administration has made the decision to
cut dollars going for community development block grants,
for various incentives to bring cities back.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Our centers spread the floor, shoot the three and block shots.
We can play pick and pop.
- Steve Nash

Gladio had been necessary during the days of the Cold War but,
in view of the collapse of the East Block,
Italy would suggest to Nato that the organisation was no longer necessary.
- Giulio Andreotti

I think of John every day.
I do try to block it, but December 8th is not the only day I think of him.
- Yoko Ono

But you know, I always said that no one else on my block was on the radio,
and it was fun.
- Ed Bradley

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it
is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
- Michelangelo

And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition,
with the women to the left and the men to the right,
as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society.
- Henry Lawson

This is a tough game.
There are times when you've got to play hurt,
when you've got to block out the pain.
- Shaquille O'Neal

Racism may be as systemic as it always was.
It is the great problem of America.
It's the one stumbling block that I don't believe was ever smoothed over.
- Robert Guillaume

I want to block some common misunderstandings about "understanding":
In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy
footwork about the word "understanding."
- John Searle

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

To do theater you need to block off a hunk of time.
- George Takei

The skyscraper establishes the block,
the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man.
- Roland Barthes

AT&T will not block access to the public Internet or degrade service,
period.
- Edward Whitacre, Jr.

Mr. Speaker, we have reached a point in history where
some have forgotten that it is the family,
not the government, that is the fundamental building block of our society.
- Jim Ryun

Now that the there is a path for the people of Puerto
Rico to express their self-determination on Puerto Rico's political status,
there are some who seek to block that path.
- Dick Thornburgh

Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a
genre or style you're not familiar with is the best
way to find the Big Block looming.
- Jeffery Deaver

This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational,
and gladly it stayed that way.
What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block.
- John Blair

A snowdrift is a beautiful thing - if it doesn't lie
across the path you have to shovel or block the road
that leads to your destination.
- Hal Borland

There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than
confidence in our own intelligence.
- John Calvin

Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
- Joel A. Barker

I promised myself that I'd never actually admit to
listening to New Kids on the Block.
- Alicia Keys

Every couple I know has side-by-side grave plots,
but when we do it we're the biggest weirdos on the block.
- Billy Bob Thornton

Not to dismiss Gershwin, but Gershwin is the chip;
Ellington was the block.
- Joni Mitchell

My block was due to two overlapping factors:
laziness and lack of discipline.
- Mary Garden

Fort Leavenworth is in fact no fort,
being without defensive works,
except two block-houses.
- Francis Parkman

What sculpture is to a block of marble,
education is to the soul.
- Joseph Addison

I've experienced writer's block, but never for more than a few days.
- Walter Jon Williams

Twice the Republicans in the California legislature
tried to block my seating because of my trips to Hanoi.
- Tom Hayden


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