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Blocking Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Blocking

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Religion stands, the Church blocking the sun.
- Stephen Spender

Some people try to find things in this game that don't
exist but football is only two things -
blocking and tackling.
- Vince Lombardi

We've killed a million Iraqis since the start of the Gulf war -
mostly by blocking humanitarian aid.
- Woody Harrelson

I am much more involved in the filmmaking experience on Mag Seven.
I'm much more involved in story elements,
casting decisions, the writing of the show,
the blocking of the scenes.
- Michael Biehn

 

The NFL offensive blocking is played differently;
they use their hands instead of their head and shoulders.
- Jim Otto

I intentionally aided them by being there and blocking
an avenue of escape for the victims.
- Robert Iler

The essence of football was blocking,
tackling, and execution based on timing,
rhythm and deception.
- Knute Rockne

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I was at this casino minding my own business,
and this guy came up to me and said,
"You're gonna have to move,
you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire,
I wasn't gonna run.
If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.
- Mitch Hedberg

The American economy has always been driven by the
entrepreneurial nature of its citizens,
and blocking access to affordable health care will
only suffocate growth within the small business sector of our economy.
- Paul Gillmor

And we turned off and 30 miles south they're standing
in the middle of our road blocking our way,
stopped the car, got out, took us through the path in the woods,
where the craft was on the ground.
- Betty Hill

While there have been terrific advances in the state
of technology around heuristics,
behavior blocking, and things like that,
technology is only a part of the approach to solving
the problem with the more important aspect involving
putting the right process in place.
- John W. Thompson

I wanted to make an Indian character who wasn't either
a) the savage that must be eliminated,
the force of nature that's blocking the way for industrial progress,
or b) the noble innocent that knows all and is another cliche.
I wanted him to be a complicated human being.
- Jim Jarmusch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time,
go around two blocks-but never three.
- Robert Motherwell

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

Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
- Joel A. Barker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice
half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
- Carl T. Rowan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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


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