If a door is shut, attempts should be made to open it; if it is ajar, it should be pushed until it is wide open. In neither case should the door be blown up at the expense of those inside.

— Julius Nyerere

Proven Ajar quotations

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

Why is it, when a door is open it's ajar, but when a jar is open, it's not a door?

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.

Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar

The courage of the poets is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.

The Soul should always stand ajar.

If we want to solve a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar.

When Christ ascended Triumphantly from star to star He left the gates of Heaven ajar.

Dollars damn me; and the malicious Devil is forever grinning in upon me, holding the door ajar. ... What I feel most moved to write, that is banned - it will not pay. Yet, altogether, write the other way I cannot. So the product is a final hash, and all my books are botches.

All day long the door of the sub-conscious remains just ajar;

we slip through to the other side, and return again, as easily and secretly as a cat.

I thought as I rode in the cold pleasant light of Sunday morning how silent & passive nature offers, every morn, her wealth to man; she is immensely rich, he is welcome to her entire goods, which he speaks no word, only leaves over doors ajar, hall, store room, & cellar. He may do as he will: if he takes her hint & uses her goods, she speaks no word; if he blunders & starves, she says nothing.

Undermine the entire economic structure of society by leaving the pay toilet door ajar so the next person can get in free.

When you oppress people either by gender, by race, by sexual orientation, when you do that and the doors become ajar, they will fly open and they will come and they have.

If I see a door ajar, I push on it to see how far it will open, and if it opens wide I go through it.

I woke to find every window open I woke to find the heavy door ajar And I walked outside and stood upon the hilltop And gazed once more on a bright morning star I walked outside and every bird was singing As I found again my bright morning star

Adventures come to the adventurous, and mysterious things fall in the way of those who, with wonder and imagination, are on the watch for them; but the majority of people go past the doors that are half ajar, thinking them closed, and fail to notice the faint stirrings of the great curtain that hangs ever in the form of appearances between them and the world of causes behind.

To decide upon the answer is not scientific.

In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar ajar only.

Are you decent?" a woman's voice called, pushing the door cautiously ajar.

"Nay, but we're clothed," Cian purred.

THE soul should always stand ajar, That if the heaven inquire, He will not be obliged to wait, Or shy of troubling her. Depart, before the host has slid The bolt upon the door, To seek for the accomplished guest, -- Her visitor no more.

Some time in the night I got up, tiptoed to my window, and looked out at my doghouse. It looked so lonely and empty sitting there in the moonlight. I could see that the door was slightly ajar. I thought of the many times I had lain in my bed and listened to the squeaking of the door as my dogs went in and out. I didn't know I was crying until I felt the tears roll down my cheeks.

I insist on knowing the names, on being interested only in books left ajar, like doors; I will not go looking for keys.