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Blocks Quotes

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Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty.
They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been
literally hewn out between the columns.
- Arne Jacobsen

Related topics: Architecture

The four building blocks of the universe are fire,
water, gravel and vinyl.
- Dave Barry

Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food
in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in
the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement!
- John Piper

Well, it's not full time - my dancers are only paid
for six months of the year in two three-month blocks;
but yes,
it is possible we could do it in another year.
- Siobhan Davies

 

My concentration level blocks out everything.
Concentration is why some athletes are better than others.
You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.
- Edwin Moses

The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling
blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the
hearts of those who said,
I can do no other.
- Heywood Broun

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There was a failure to recognize the deep problems in AI;
for instance,
those captured in Blocks World.
The people building physical robots learned nothing.
- Marvin Minsky

Then there was a kid in the neighborhood about three blocks away,
his name was Bobby Beavis.
- Mike Judge

Ideas are the building blocks of ideas.
- Jason Zebehazy

The Cube can seem alive as it heats up in your hand.
The fact that each face of the Cube is made of three
layers of three blocks has an important meaning.
- Erno Rubik

It's not how you come out of the starting blocks.
- Franco Harris

The Brigham Young University (BYU) campus was just
a few blocks from my home and tuition was minimal.
- Paul D. Boyer

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning.
Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
- Erich Fromm

The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good.
Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.
- Mahalia Jackson

In the end, it all comes to choices to turn stumbling
blocks into stepping stones.
- Amber Frey

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

They had the music being piped right out on the street.
I'd be three or four blocks from there and I couldn't
get there fast enough because I'd hear old Joe holler them words.
- Jay McShann

Alas!
Alas!
Life is full of disappointments; as one reaches one
ridge there is always another and a higher one beyond which blocks the view.
- Fridtjof Nansen

In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles.
They are our building blocks.
- Warren Farrell

As for the forces, electromagnetism and gravity we
experience in everyday life.
But the weak and strong forces are beyond our ordinary experience.
So in physics, lots of the basic building blocks take 20th-
or perhaps 21st-century equipment to explore.
- Edward Witten

I support mosques, obviously.
We need churches, temples, mosques.
Whatever people use to speak with their god or to receive
spiritual inspiration is good for the country.
But the symbolism of it at ground zero,
within two blocks or three blocks, I believe is wrong.
- Peter King

From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War,
in spite of the participation of a considerable number
of African states in the non-aligned movement,
everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks.
- Omar Bongo

Every Maryland family wants financial security,
schools that work, quality healthcare,
safer neighborhoods, and ever-expanding economic opportunity.
These are the building blocks of a superior quality of life.
- Robert.
L.
Ehrlich

In the late afternoons and early evenings,
the crowd is easily over 1 million.
That many people simply can't fit in Independence Square.
The demonstration spills in to the streets for several blocks.
- Bob Schaffer

The benefit of this kind of outlining is that you discover
a story's flaws before you invest a lot of time writing the first draft,
and it's almost impossible to get stuck at a difficult chapter,
because you've already done the work to push through those kinds of blocks.
- George Stephen

I try to write in plain brown blocks of American speech
but occasionally set in an ancient word or a strange
word just to startle the reader a little bit and to
break up the monotony of the plain American cadence.
- James Laughlin

Peter was 2 years and 10 months old when we began to study him.
He was afraid of a white rat, and this fear extended to a rabbit,
a fur coat, a feather, cotton wool, etc.,
but not to wooden blocks and similar toys.
- Mary C. Jones

Let me just say something that I forgot,
I also hoped and this was very true in the beginning -
that this would also be a place that people would be
able to walk in to the fountain and use it in a nice
way of reading and examining the quotations on the blocks.
- Lawrence Halprin

What I try to do in the book is to trace the chain
of relationships running from elementary particles,
fundamental building blocks of matter everywhere in the universe,
such as quarks, all the way to complex entities,
and in particular complex adaptive system like jaguars.
- Murray Gell-Mann

If there is a nuclear tactic being used here,
I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a
willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from
voting on the President's judicial nominees.
- John Cornyn

Nothing is more useless in developing a nation's economy than a gun,
and nothing blocks the road to social development more
than the financial burden of war.
War is the arch enemy of national progress and the
modern scourge of civilized men.
- King Hussein I

In the Europe which was created by the Second World War,
divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution
that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism
and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste,
collective faith does not exist.
- Juan Goytisolo

Mount Harris is of basaltic formation,
but I could not observe any columnar regularity in it,
although large blocks are exposed above the ground.
The rock is extremely hard and sonorous.
- Charles Sturt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I spend days with writers' block.
It is a problem.
- Mackenzie Crook

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Writer's block is the greatest side effect of boredom.
- Jason Zebehazy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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


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