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Block Quotes and Sayings
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A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

Related topics: Wisdom

I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
- Auguste Rodin

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
- Damon Wayans

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue
by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed -
it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

 

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

Fort Leavenworth is in fact no fort,
being without defensive works,
except two block-houses.
- Francis Parkman

I became paralyzed as an artist with writer's block.
- David Guterson

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A snowdrift is a beautiful thing - if it doesn't lie
across the path you have to shovel or block the road
that leads to your destination.
- Hal Borland

Every time we've moved ahead in IBM,
it was because someone was willing to take a chance,
put his head on the block, and try something new.
- Thomas J. Watson

I suspect that writer's block afflicts mainly people
who have some stable and ample source of income outside of writing.
So far it hasn't been a problem.
- Fred Saberhagen

I've experienced writer's block, but never for more than a few days.
- Walter Jon Williams

Gladio had been necessary during the days of the Cold War but,
in view of the collapse of the East Block,
Italy would suggest to Nato that the organisation was no longer necessary.
- Giulio Andreotti

Every couple I know has side-by-side grave plots,
but when we do it we're the biggest weirdos on the block.
- Billy Bob Thornton

The current administration has made the decision to
cut dollars going for community development block grants,
for various incentives to bring cities back.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

AT&T will not block access to the public Internet or degrade service,
period.
- Edward Whitacre, Jr.

I've been around the block a lot and I've had a merry trail for 55 years.
- Jerry Stiller

This is a tough game.
There are times when you've got to play hurt,
when you've got to block out the pain.
- Shaquille O'Neal

I want to block some common misunderstandings about "understanding":
In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy
footwork about the word "understanding."
- John Searle

My block was due to two overlapping factors:
laziness and lack of discipline.
- Mary Garden

Change can either challenge or threaten us.
Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you.
- Marsha Sinetar

Any time you do physical stuff, violence,
it is controlled.
It's a little bit like you block the move.
- Ron Livingston

One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse,
I summon it at need.
- Piers Anthony

But you know, I always said that no one else on my block was on the radio,
and it was fun.
- Ed Bradley

I've often said that there's no such thing as writer's block;
the problem is idea block.
- Jeffery Deaver

This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational,
and gladly it stayed that way.
What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block.
- John Blair

As a columnist, I realize that whatever amount of corruption I expose,
half my readers will block it out, although they may
get a frisson of joy in the process.
- Margaret Carlson

In this time of budget cuts, we cannot forget that
basic science is a building block for scientific innovation
and economic growth in the information age.
- Tim Bishop

Racism may be as systemic as it always was.
It is the great problem of America.
It's the one stumbling block that I don't believe was ever smoothed over.
- Robert Guillaume

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply,
smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door,
let it be.
No one else cares.
Why should you?
- Erma Bombeck

At the end of the competition, I played the Liszt concerto
and I felt my head was on the block.
Well, I won.
- Andre Boucourechliev

To do theater you need to block off a hunk of time.
- George Takei

A stepping-stone can be a stumbling block if we can't
see it until after we have tripped over it.
- Cullen Hightower

What sculpture is to a block of marble,
education is to the soul.
- Joseph Addison

Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a
genre or style you're not familiar with is the best
way to find the Big Block looming.
- Jeffery Deaver

The idea is not to block every shot.
The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
- Bill Russell

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it
is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
- Michelangelo

When I'm rhyming it's all in my head...
Like the slaves, when they were picking cotton,
they would block out their minds.
They would sing.
- Wyclef Jean

When you play guard, you're not going to block a lot of shots.
Inside, you're going to block shots.
- Oscar Robertson

I spend days with writers' block.
It is a problem.
- Mackenzie Crook

My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer's block,
as if it was some kind of illness.
- Mary Garden

Not to dismiss Gershwin, but Gershwin is the chip;
Ellington was the block.
- Joni Mitchell

You know what my greatest personal stumbling block is? My shyness.
- Susan Lucci

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

The game of life is a lot like football.
You have to tackle your problems, block your fears,
and score your points when you get the opportunity.
- Lewis Grizzard

I have a cheat-sheet for each one of my characters about their personality,
the way they look, etc.
So there is no possible way that I could have writer's block.
- R. L. Stine

Mr. Speaker, we have reached a point in history where
some have forgotten that it is the family,
not the government, that is the fundamental building block of our society.
- Jim Ryun

In just six weeks from the time the design was started,
we had the motor on the block testing its power.
- Orville Wright

The greatest block today in the way of woman's emancipation is the church,
the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Twice the Republicans in the California legislature
tried to block my seating because of my trips to Hanoi.
- Tom Hayden

For a long period in my life - it lasted about 10 years -
I had writer's block.
- Mary Garden

There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than
confidence in our own intelligence.
- John Calvin

Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
- Dan Rather

I write music all the time.
When I talk about having writer's block,
it's more to do with lyrics than anything else.
- Sarah McLachlan

I did that for 40 years or more.
I never had any writer's block.
I got up in the morning, sat down at the typewriter -
now,
computer - lit up a cigarette.
- Frederik Pohl

Now that the there is a path for the people of Puerto
Rico to express their self-determination on Puerto Rico's political status,
there are some who seek to block that path.
- Dick Thornburgh

If you're so pro-life, do me a favour:
don't lock arms and block medical clinics.
If you're so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.
- Bill Hicks

If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.
- Paul Cezanne

In outward show so splendid and so vain;
'tis but a gilded block without a brain.
- Phaedrus

The skyscraper establishes the block,
the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man.
- Roland Barthes

Our centers spread the floor, shoot the three and block shots.
We can play pick and pop.
- Steve Nash

A book that is shut is but a block.
- Thomas Fuller

Writer's block is the greatest side effect of boredom.
- Jason Zebehazy

The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future,
but to make it.
Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
- Joel A. Barker

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak,
became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
- Thomas Carlyle

This was something that was obsessing me and creating a writer's block.
To get involved and get stuck in, get the proper information
about what's going on has really helped.
- Thom Yorke

I promised myself that I'd never actually admit to
listening to New Kids on the Block.
- Alicia Keys

Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ,
no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought,
or all thought, when he wants to.
- Paul Valery

Aim for the chopping block.
If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing.
Aim past the wood, aim through the wood;
aim for the chopping block.
- Annie Dillard

If we attempt to block the development of new technology,
we effectively have ensured that the most responsible
parties will not develop them.
- Ralph Merkle

And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition,
with the women to the left and the men to the right,
as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society.
- Henry Lawson

I think of John every day.
I do try to block it, but December 8th is not the only day I think of him.
- Yoko Ono


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