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.— Frank Zappa
Uplifting Brick Wall quotations
Don't spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it into a door.
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.
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.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
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.
The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough.
They are there to stop the other people!
Believing I had supernatural powers, I slammed into a brick wall.
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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.
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.
The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose.
Follow your dreams and the universe will open doors where there we only walls.
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.
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.
I would run through brick walls for Spurs.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
You build a golf game like you build a wall, one brick at a time.
Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want
We're in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone's arguing over where they're going to sit.
When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.
To propel a dirigible balloon through the air is like pushing a candle through a brick wall.
A lesson will keep repeating itself until it is learned.
Life first will send the lesson to you in the size of a pebble; if you ignore the pebble, then life will send you a brick; if you ignore the brick, life will send you a brick wall; if you ignore the brick wall, life will send you a demolition truck.
Sometimes you'd come up against a brick wall.
.. or sometimes you go into a fill and you'd know halfway through it was going to be disastrous.
Don't just be another brick in the wall
How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?
If you don't break a hole through the brick wall, don't just start digging a new hole. Keep going until you break through that wall.
The world has different owners at sunrise.
.. Even your own garden does not belong to you. Rabbits and blackbirds have the lawns; a tortoise-shell cat who never appears in daytime patrols the brick walls, and a golden-tailed pheasant glints his way through the iris spears.
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out, also keeps out joy.
Seize the opportunities life has to offer you.
Embrace the changes, and have the courage to travel on roads less travelled, even though what is in front of you could be tough, make it successful. Have determination and courage to kick down the brick walls in front of you, and to go on and achieve bigger success than you ever thought possible.
For a player to be good enough to play for Liverpool, he must be prepared to run through a brick wall for me then come out fighting on the other side.
Comedy clubs have brick walls behind the performer.
Bricks make you funny. When I'm in front of a fireplace, I'm hilarious.
People build up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
All in all you're just another brick in the wall
I like talking to a brick wall- it's the only thing in the world that never contradicts me!
The jet stream is a very strong force and pushing a balloon into it is like pushing up against a brick wall, but once we got into it, we found that, remarkably, the balloon went whatever speed the wind went.
You are confined only by the walls you build yourself
I took my father on a coach trip last summer.
We were halfway there when the driver lost control of the coach, it flew down a hill around a bend and crashed through a brick wall. I wasn't hurt but luckily my father had the presence of mind to kick my head in.
Baseball is a lot like the ivy-covered wall of Wrigley Field--it gives off a great appearance, but when you run into it, you discover the bricks underneath. At times, it seems that we're dealing with a group of men who aren't much different than others we've all run into over the years, except they wear neckties instead of robes and hoods.
Writing a novel is like building a wall brick by brick; only amateurs believe in inspiration.
You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.
[Richard Drew] always encouraged his people to pursue ideas.
.. He said, "If it's a dumb idea, you'll find out. You'll smack into that brick wall, then you'll stagger back and see another opportunity that you wouldn't have seen otherwise."
What I thought was an end turned out to be a middle.
What I thought was a brick wall turned out to be a tunnel. What I thought was an injustice turned out to be a color of the sky.
Choose a love and work to make it true, and somehow, something will happen, something you couldn’t plan, will come along to move like to like, to set you loose, to set you on the way to your next brick wall.
A lot of my colleagues are content to be character actors who are always in the background. I'm not that guy. I'm the guy who wants the limelight. Gimme the ball and I'll run it through a brick wall for you. I'll be your biggest soldier.
Whenever we remove a brick from the wall that was designed to separate religion and government, we increase the risk of religious strife and weaken the foundation of our democracy.