A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.— David Brinkley
Delighting Brick quotations
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
There are no shortcuts to building a team each season. You build the foundation brick by brick.
Haters are my favorite. I´ve built an empire with the bricks they´ve thrown at me. Keep on hating.
I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
Preparing a character is the opposite of building-it is a demolishing, removing brick by brick everything in the actor's muscles, ideas and inhibitions that stands between him and the part, until one day, with a great rush of air, the character invades his every pore.
A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.
Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
Even a brick wants to be something
Each workout is like a brick in a building, and every time you go in there and do a half-ass workout, you're not laying a brick down. Somebody else is.
People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.
The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.
I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.
An individual can march for peace or vote for peace and can have, perhaps, some small influence on global concerns. But the same individual is a giant in the eyes of a child at home. If peace is to be built, it must start with the individual. It is built brick by brick.
The brick walls are there for a reason.
The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.
Composing is like driving down a foggy road.
Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house.
Slowly you see more details of the house-the color of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows. The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house.
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
Even if I am simply one more woman laying one more brick in the foundation of a new and more humane world, it is enough to make me rise eagerly from my bed each morning and face the challenge of breaking the historic silence that has held women captive for so long.
I got in the school band and the school choir. It all hit me like a ton of bricks, everything just came out. I played percussion for a while, and stayed after school forever just tinkering around with different things, the clarinets and the violins.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
In a word, learning is decontextualized.
We break ideas down into tiny pieces that bear no relation to the whole. We give students a brick of information, followed by another brick, followed by another brick, until they are graduated, at which point we assume they have a house. What they have is a pile of bricks, and they don't have it for long.
Graffiti is beautiful; like a brick in the face of a cop.
I carry my own church about under my own hat," said I.
"Bricks and mortar won't make a staircase to heaven. I believe with your Master that the human heart is the best temple.
Remember, don't try to build the greatest wall that's ever been built.
Focus on laying a single, expertly-placed brick. Then keep doing that, every day.
When it occurs to a man that nature does not regard him as important, and that she feels she would not maim the universe by disposing of him, he at first wishes to throw bricks at the temple, and he hates deeply the fact that there are no bricks and no temples.
The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough.
They are there to stop the other people!
Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls aren't there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show us how badly we want things.
Believing I had supernatural powers, I slammed into a brick wall.
What's the point in wasting a perfectly good brick wall when you have someone to throw against it, that's what I always say.
Follow the yellow brick road.
The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose.
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.
You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you're doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle.
I got a burlap sack, put a brick in the middle, and filled it with rags, corncobs, some Spanish moss, and sand. I hung that sack off the branch of an oak tree. I'd wrap my hands with a necktie of my daddy's and punch at it. My mom gave me an hour a day. My brothers and sisters said, "Nah." I said, "You'll see."