Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
— Horace

It is not our affluence, or our plumbing, or our clogged freeways that grip the imagination of others. Rather, it is the values upon which our system is built. These values imply our adherence not only to liberty and individual freedom, but also to international peace, law and order, and constructive social purpose. When we depart from these values, we do so at our peril.
— J. William Fulbright

There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist's concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle.
— Adrienne Rich

Open your hands, ye whose hands are full! The world is waiting for you! The whole machinery of the Divine beneficence is clogged by your hard hearts and rigid fingers.Give and spend,and be sure that God will send;for only in giving and spendingdo you fulfill the object of His sending.
— Josiah Gilbert Holland

We're all so clogged with dead ideas passed from generation to generation that even the best of us don't know the way out.
— Peter Weiss