quote by Lester B. Pearson

If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers, we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats, we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend that they are role models.

— Lester B. Pearson

Most Powerful Ceilings quotations

Do not believe that man grows. No: he is born suddenly-a word, in a moment, penetrates his heart to a new throb. One scene can hurl him down from the ceiling of childhood on to the ruggedness of the road.

Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?

Ignore the glass ceiling and do your work.

If you're focusing on the glass ceiling, focusing on what you don't have, focusing on the limitations, then you will be limited. My way was to work, make my short... make my documentary... make my small films... use my own money... raise money myself... and stay shooting and focused on each project.

I feel it's a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling.

.. to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift.

I've never heard of anybody smoking a joint and going on a rampage.

It makes you lie around on the floor and look at the ceiling. What's wrong with that?

Women today leave the house in animal prints and six inch stilettos, what does that say? I'm going to church? They're saying I want you to hang me by my tits from your ceiling and bite my ass. You know what I mean? That's what it says to me anyway.

As Ginny and Hermione moved closer to the rest of the family, Harry had a clear view of the bodies lying next to Fred: Remus and Tonks, pale and still and peaceful-looking, apparently asleep beneath the dark, enchanted ceiling.

I believe women still face a glass ceiling that must be shattered.

Generally the first week in September brings the hottest weather of the year, and this was no exception. Overhead the fans turned slow, their paddle blades stirring the air up close to the ceiling but nowheres else.

I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies.

Tailor your space to your needs. In one closet, I have upper and lower rods for skirts, pants and tops. The second is all shelves for bags and linens. In the third, there's just one rod for suits and dresses. To hang evening gowns, I use hooks on the ceiling.

I am sick of four walls and a ceiling I have need of the sky, I have business with the grass.

In my mind I am eloquent; I can climb intricate scaffolds of words to reach the highest cathedral ceilings and paint my thoughts. But when I open my mouth, everything collapses.

People doing rote assembly-line movements, or someone tossing dough over and over in a pizza parlour is boring. It’s boring to watch and boring to perform. But if you’re a bad pizza thrower who drops the dough or watches it stick to the ceiling, then we know something more about your character.

I wouldn't be where I am, if not for Jamaica.

My formative years were here. I wouldn't have the confidence that I have if I wasn't born here, because growing up here I knew I could become anybody I wanted to become. There was no ceiling on top of me.

Someone's got to break the glass ceiling, and once it's broken, everybody else comes clamouring up behind.

If God dislikes gays so much, how come he picked Michelangelo, a known homosexual, to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling while assigning Anita Bryant to go on television and push orange juice?

Aim for the sky and you'll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you'll stay on the floor.

The glass ceiling will go away when women help other women break through that ceiling.

Find your bliss and your joy, know that you are a white light disco ball with no ceilings and no limitations.

Women have broken through the glass ceiling, and they're now more and more in the power seats.

My home has a split personality. Some of the rooms are very French antique. Think Aubusson rugs, turquoise ceramic jugs, sandbag pillows, and broken birdcages. The other half is very Aztec. Neon ikat fabric pillows, vintage books piled up to the ceiling, and shutters from Bali.

Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it.

We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.

Ceilings must always be considered. They are the most neglected surface in a room.

You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather.

You often feel that your prayers scarcely reach the ceiling;

but, oh, get into this humble spirit by considering how good the Lord is, and how evil you all are, and then prayer will mount on wings of faith to heaven.

When you set goals, something inside of you starts saying, "Let's go, let's go," and ceilings start to move up.

When asked her view of cosmetic surgery, Carmen Dell'Orefice replies, '”That's a very polite way of asking me, I'm sure, ‘Have you had a facelift?' Well, if you had the ceiling falling down in your living room, would you not go and have a repair?

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.

I can get better. I haven't reached my ceiling yet on how well I can shoot the basketball.

Laughter is the valve on the pressure cooker of life.

Sometimes love not only lifts you to the ceiling, it also keeps your eyes there.

I believe the only limitations are the ones that we accept.

I know that there is, in theory, a glass ceiling. But I don't believe that it's a solid wall. I'm going through it. Nothing's stopping me. Yes, there are these preconceived notions; yes, we have challenges. Let's accept them, let's not be afraid of them, let's break through them.