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  • 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.

    Wall   Bricks   Sometimes  
  • The fact is that you could not be, and still cannot be, a 25-year-old homosexual trying to make it in the British film business or the American film business or even the Italian film business. It just doesn't work and you're going to hit a brick wall at some point.

    Wall   Italian   Years  
    "I wouldn't advise any actor thinking of his career to come out" by Carole Cadwalladr, November 28, 2009.
  • No one wants to admit we're addicted to music. That's just not possible. No one's addicted to music and television and radio. We just need more of it, more channels, a larger screen, more volume. We can't bear to be without it, but no, nobody's addicted. We could turn it off anytime we wanted. I fit a window frame into a brick wall. With a little brush, the size for fingernail polish, I glue it. The window is the size of a fingernail. The glue smells like hair spray. The smell tastes like oranges and gasoline.

    Wall   Hair   Smell  
    "Lullaby". Book by Chuck Palahniuk, 2002.
  • 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.

    "Cinematic Phenomenon". The Academy of Achievement, June 19, 1999.
  • When I stopped touring, it was like trying to stop a bullet train or a giant lead ball falling from a 100 stories up - it's momentum and it doesn't just stop. I drew a line in the calendar and made it a brick wall and just stopped dead. There was no other way. It would've taken another 100 years to slow down slowly. I had to let myself imagine a calendar with no lines; when every single day is being predetermined six months in advance, there's no more fluidity to time.

    Wall   Fall   Taken  
  • Comedy clubs have brick walls behind the performer. Bricks make you funny. When I'm in front of a fireplace, I'm hilarious.

    Funny   Wall   Humor  
  • The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people!

    Randy Pausch (2008). “The Last Lecture”, p.71, Hachette UK
  • 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.

    Funny   Summer   Hurt  
  • I swear, talking to you is like talking to a really good-looking and mildly stupid brick wall.

    Wall   Stupid   Talking  
  • Brick walls let us prove how badly we want our dream and they stop those who don't want it enough. Brick walls let us show our dedication.

    Dream   Wall   Dedication  
  • He..." Richard began. "The marquis. Well, you know, to be honest, he seems a little bit dodgy to me." Door stopped. The steps dead-ended in a rough brick wall. "Mm," she agreed. "He's a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur.

    Wall   Doors   Fur  
  • 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.

    Risk   Able   Enough  
    "Cinematic Phenomenon". The Academy of Achievement Interview, June 19, 1999.
  • In truth I was manufacturing a brick wall of shits.

    Jonathan Safran Foer (2013). “Everything Is Illuminated”, p.32, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • 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.

  • [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."

  • 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.

    Running   Wall   Fighting  
  • I like talking to a brick wall- it's the only thing in the world that never contradicts me!

    Wall   Talking   World  
    Oscar Wilde (2015). “Lady Windermere's Fan”, p.58, Oscar Wilde
  • The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what's best for you. Let me tell you, life is not fun when you're banging your head against a brick wall all the time.

    Wall   Fun   Life Lesson  
  • 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.

    YouTube Channel "Carnegie Mellon University"/"Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams", December 20, 2007.
  • Anyway, he's [Simon] obviously not here. Go back to what you were doing. 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." And she [Isabelle] stalked off, back toward the bar. - City of Fallen Angels pg 188 hardcover

  • One of my teachers once said that the way you know you're on the right path is that it works. Now, that doesn't mean you don't run into blocks and brick walls, but it does mean that you can find a way around them or find a way to change yourself or your project in order to find the flow again and have it work.

    Running   Teacher   Wall  
  • The ideal view for daily writing, hour for hour, is the blank brick wall of a cold-storage warehouse. Failing this, a stretch of sky will do, cloudless if possible.

    Wall   Writing   Views  
    Edna Ferber (2014). “A Kind of Magic: An Autobiography”, p.78, Vintage
  • Science is the process of crash testing ideas: you ram the idea head-on into a brick wall at 60mph, and knowledge is gained by examining the pieces. If the theory is solid, the pieces are from the wall. Then we build a bigger wall.

    Wall   Ideas   Rams  
  • He who is allowed to do as he likes will soon run his head into a brick wall out of sheer frustration.

    Running   Wall   Freedom  
  • I still have the desire to do the job of acting. It's just a matter of whether I'll be allowed to do the job of acting that remains to be seen. There are only so many brick walls that I'm willing to beat my head on.

    Jobs   Wall   Desire  
    "Biography/Personal Quotes".
  • The first theatre I ever found was in the backyard of a new suburban community in the foothills of the Poconos. My dad was a young FBI agent at his first or second posting - we're all from New York. He was posted in Scranton, Pennsylvania and he put the family in a brand new red-brick apartment. It was in a C-shape and behind it was a small hill that led up to the woods. There was a white-washed brick wall that was a perfect theatre! There were windows and all the ladies behind the windows in their apartments. I would go out there after lunch every day and sing opera.

    New York   Dad   Wall  
  • I am not perfect." It came out in a rush of breath. "See I thought I was. Thank God I ain't. See a perfect thing ain't got a chance. The world kills it, everything perfect. (Listen to him!) Now see a thing that ain't perfect, it grows like a weed. Yeah, like a weed! A thing that ain't perfect gets hand clapping, smiles, takes the wire an easy winner. But the world ain't set up right if you perfect. You lible to run right into a brick wall. Looks like suicide. All the weeds say, looka there, it suicide!

    Suicide   Running   Weed  
  • When I was a kid, we actually lived in a house that had been divided in two at one point, which meant that one room in our house opened up onto a brick wall. And I was convinced all I had to do was just open it the right way and it wouldn't be a brick wall. So I'd sidle over to the door and I'd pull it open.

    Wall   Kids   Doors  
    "Author Neil Gaiman Plays Not My Job". Interview with Peter Sagal, December 22, 2011.
  • Healthy boundaries are important, but you may be building a brick wall when a picket fence would do.

    Wall   Women   Healthy  
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