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Block quotes by Richard Powers
#1. In 25 years of writing novels, I've never had anything that felt like writer's block. #Quote by Richard Powers
Block quotes by Peter Block
#2. Change from the top down happens at the will and whim of those below. #Quote by Peter Block
Block quotes by Hedi Slimane
#3. My parents offered me my first camera for my birthday and I developed an exclusive passion for it over the years. Since I was not the most social kid on the block, the camera helped me to express myself, invent my own language - something like a secret garden. I decided early on I would not write in a diary but take silent photographs instead. #Quote by Hedi Slimane
Block quotes by Lisi Harrison
#4. One question:do you want to hang ten or BE a ten?-Massie Block #Quote by Lisi Harrison
Block quotes by Louise L. Hay
#5. The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities. #Quote by Louise L. Hay
Block quotes by J.M. Coetzee
#6. What would yield the greater benefit to mankind: if I spent the afternoon taking stock in my dispensary, or if I went to the beach and took off my clothes and lay in my underpants absorbing the benign spring sun, watching the children frolic in the water, later buying an ice-cream from the kiosk on the parking lot, if the kiosk is still there? What did Noël ultimately achieve labouring at his desk to balance the bodies out against the bodies in? Would he not be better off taking a nap? Maybe the universal sum of happiness would be increased if we declared this afternoon a holiday and went down to the beach, commandant, doctor, chaplain, PT instructors, guards, dog-handlers all together with the six hard cases from the detention block, leaving behind the concussion case to look after things. Perhaps we might meet some girls. For what reason were we waging the war, after all, but to augment the sum of happiness in the universe? Or was I misremembering, was that another war I was thinking of? #Quote by J.M. Coetzee
Block quotes by Phaedrus
#7. In outward show so splendid and so vain; 'tis but a gilded block without a brain. #Quote by Phaedrus
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#8. Metaphors are an interesting example of creating magic in prose. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Alexandra Potter
#9. Missing someone has to be one of the worst human emotions. All the other feelings like anger and fear and horror get some much more airplay, as if their intensity gives them more value, but whereas those emotions come in violent bursts and are gone again, the gnawing ache of loss has to be simply endured. It's like background noise, it's always there, it never goes away. You just have to try to block it out, distract yourself, hope that tomorrow the hole they left behind has grown a little smaller. #Quote by Alexandra Potter
Block quotes by Doreen Virtue
#10. What seems to be a problem or block is often really a Blessing in Disguise #Quote by Doreen Virtue
Block quotes by Tom Hooper
#11. I think we all have blocks between us and the best version of ourselves, whether it's shyness, insecurity, anxiety, whether it's a physical block, and the story of a person overcoming that block to their best self. It's truly inspiring because I think all of us are engaged in that every day. #Quote by Tom Hooper
Block quotes by Carol Berg
#12. From the instant of our first meeting I judged him so, though it could be said that I was prejudiced. When one is standing naked on a slave-auction block in a wind cold enough to freeze a demon's backside, one is unlikely to have a fair impression of anyone. #Quote by Carol Berg
Block quotes by Khalid Masood
#13. Nothing is integral part of something. There's no such thing as an independent "Nothing" or Nothingness. That is, "Nothing is a state of matter" (or/and) a clear-cut dimension of time. Moreover, Nothing or Nothingness may be the ultimate building block of the universe or time itself. In my view, an ultimate extreme level of a moment in time is nothing but "Nothing" in itself. #Quote by Khalid Masood
Block quotes by Marvin J. Ashton
#14. Good cheer is a state of mind or mood that promotes happiness or joy ... With God's help, good cheer permits us to rise above the depressing present or difficult circumstances. It is a process of positive reassurance and reinforcement. It is sunshine when clouds block the light. #Quote by Marvin J. Ashton
Block quotes by Antonio Munoz Molina
#15. words, literature, are not in the consciousness of the person who writes but in his fingers and the paper and the typewriter, just like the statues of Michelangelo were in the block of marble where they were revealed. #Quote by Antonio Munoz Molina
Block quotes by Winston Churchill
#16. May there not be methods of using explosive energy incomparably more intense than anything heretofore discovered? Might not a bomb no bigger than an orange be found to possess a secret power to destroy a whole block of buildings-nay, to concentrate the force of a thousand tons of cordite and blast a township at a stroke? Could not explosives even of the existing type be guided automatically in flying machines by wireless or other rays, without a human pilot, in ceaseless procession upon a hostile city, arsenal, camp or dockyard? #Quote by Winston Churchill
Block quotes by Ron Funches
#17. Chicago is an extremely rough place to grow up in. Especially if you're the only brother on the block that's into bumpin' Alanis Morrisette ... So 'You Oughta Know,' I moved to Oregon. #Quote by Ron Funches
Block quotes by KSI
#18. If you're having problems with someone on the Internet, simply block the person and move on. And if you do want to meet people from online, make sure you do your research to make sure you're talking to the person you want to be talking to. #Quote by KSI
Block quotes by Linda Stone
#19. We're so accessible, we're inaccessible. We can't find the off switch on our devices or on ourselves ... We want to wear an iPod as much to listen to our playlists as to block out the rest of the world and protect ourselves from all that noise. We are everywhere - except where we actually are physically. #Quote by Linda Stone
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#20. You always fed strays and bent down to talk to the dogs you met on the street, looking straight into their eyes as if they were old friends. (Maybe they are, you said. From another life.) You liked to go to the pound and look at them. You tried to send them messages of comfort. I couldn't go because I started crying the one time I tried. All those eyes and the barks like sobs. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Grace Metalious
#21. The public loves to create a hero ... Sometimes I think they do it for the sheer joy of knocking him down from the highest peak. Like a child who builds a house of blocks and then destroys it with one vicious kick. #Quote by Grace Metalious
Block quotes by Jonathan Ames
#22. Try to think about more important things,' he said. 'Think about your soul, your character. Think about the freezer. It's a solid block of ice. It needs defrosting. There might a steak in there. Concentrate on things like that. There could be a meal in it. #Quote by Jonathan Ames
Block quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft
#23. The being who discharges the duties of its station, is independent; and, speaking of women at large, their first duty is to themselves as rational creatures, and the next, in point of importance, as citizens, is that, which includes so many, of a mother. The rank in life which dispenses with their fulfilling this duty, necessarily degrades them by making them mere dolls. Or, should they turn to something more important than merely fitting drapery upon a smooth block, their minds are only occupied by some soft platonic attachment; or, the actual management of an intrigue may keep their thoughts in motion; for when they neglect domestic duties, they have it not in their power to take the field and march and counter-march like soldiers, or wrangle in the senate to keep their faculties from rusting. #Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft
Block quotes by Jake Delhomme
#24. He hasn't lost his vision. That's one thing. He's good. The guy is smooth and knows how to set up blocks. He's a veteran, too. It's fun to watch him run. Hopefully everything works out all right physically, but certainly he looks good so far. #Quote by Jake Delhomme
Block quotes by Lisi Harrison
#25. I'd rather be a friendless loser than have a bunch of friends who secretly hated me. (spoken by Massie Block) #Quote by Lisi Harrison
Block quotes by Eden Connor
#26. Nothing is as American as these big block monsters made of Detroit pig iron. In its day, this car represented everything that was right about this country. Damn near every piece of it was produced here, from the steel in the frame, to the switches behind the dash, to the scoop popping through the hood, to the real chrome on the fender. They're pure America; arrogant, brash, and defiant as hell. You look at one and it pulls on you. Every drop of rebellion in your soul rises to the top. #Quote by Eden Connor
Block quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#27. And so in Moscow they began a systematic search, block by block. Someone had to be arrested everywhere. The slogan was: "We are going to bang our fist on the table so hard that the world will shake with terror!" It was to the Lubyanka, to the Butyrki, that the Black Marias, the passenger cars, the enclosed trucks, the open hansom cabs kept moving, even by day. There was a jam at the gates, a jam in the courtyard. They didn't have time to unload and register those they'd arrested. (And the same situation existed #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#28. They knew, though, she would not suffer as they had suffered. She was perfect. They were scarred. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Bill Dedman
#29. The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that a president doesn't have to reveal who comes calling to influence policy decisions. #Quote by Bill Dedman
Block quotes by DJ Shadow
#30. I realized that people don't quite understand what I do when I was the new kid on the block and a lot of Hollywood was offering me fairly cheesy projects. #Quote by DJ Shadow
Block quotes by Dave Cook
#31. He was skinning a bear. I was terrified at first, because the corpse resembled a naked man quartered between two trees. He'd created a deadfall trap over some big talus blocks and the bear had fallen in. He used the skin for something and jerked the meat. If it wasn't astonishing enough behavior in a national park, the next day he made donuts, using bear fat for grease ! Surely, by now, he's created an empire somewhere in the world ... #Quote by Dave Cook
Block quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#32. I learned to produce whether I wanted to or not. It would be easy to say oh, I have writer's block, oh, I have to wait for my muse. I don't. Chain that muse to your desk and get the job done. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Block quotes by Jimmy Carter
#33. (Doctors) collectively have done more to block adequate medical care for people of this country than any other single group. #Quote by Jimmy Carter
Block quotes by Ella Fitzgerald
#34. Once, when we were playing at the Apollo Theater, Holiday was working a block away at the Harlem Opera House. Some of us went over between shows to catch her, and afterwards we went backstage. I did something then, and I still don't know if it was the right thing to do - I asked her for her autograph. #Quote by Ella Fitzgerald
Block quotes by Christopher Buckley
#35. Block of Death. Just inside the door on the left is the room where they held the proceedings. Jarek remarks that the SS officer who sentenced five thousand Poles here to die was still alive last year, living in Germany, age ninety-two. We ask why. He shrugs. At the far end on the corridor, on the left, looking out into the courtyard, is the room where the condemned were stripped and held. An illustration depicts a naked girl holding on to her mother's legs as the SS guard comes for them. High on the wall, a prisoner scratched graffiti, a name and the date and the words, "Sentenced to die." Beneath that is the date of the next day and the words, "I'm still here. #Quote by Christopher Buckley
Block quotes by R.L. Stine
#36. 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. #Quote by R.L. Stine
Block quotes by Charlene Li
#37. From the consumer point of view, there may be questions about whether you'll have to be an AOL subscriber to get Time magazine, ... That combination of media with the access is one through which you may be able to block access to your competitors' subscribers. #Quote by Charlene Li
Block quotes by Kasey Keller
#38. John Terry is the perfect skipper. It's obvious Chelsea means everything to him. When he makes those last ditch blocks, team-mates can't help but be inspired. #Quote by Kasey Keller
Block quotes by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
#39. The minute you supply a person with the answers, by that very action you block them, once and for all, from the opportunity of inventing those same answers for themselves. If you want to go on an ego trip, to show how smart you are, give the answers. But if what you want is action to be taken, then you must refrain from giving the answers. #Quote by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Block quotes by Jon Heder
#40. Marriage is all about knowing the ins and outs and the intimate details, and your wife is supposed to be the person you know best. But my brother and I think alike, know everything about one another, and when we get together, we block everything else out. Nothing exists in our world except for us. #Quote by Jon Heder
Block quotes by Jon Katz
#41. It's interesting that my neighbor Irv, who saw dogs so differently, knew all the kids and people on the block and could recite the family history of each house until about a decade ago. Now few of our neighbors can name more than a handful of people who live on the street. They have little to do with local government, and vote sporadically, at best. In the evenings and on weekends, they go their own ways. Their kids are repeatedly warned about talking to people they don't know. #Quote by Jon Katz
Block quotes by Alfred Lansing
#42. There were the sounds of the pack in movement - the basic noises, the grunting and whining of the floes, along with an occasional thud as a heavy block collapsed. But in addition, the pack under compression seemed to have an almost limitless repertoire of sounds, many of which seemed strangely unrelated to the noise of ice undergoing pressure. Sometimes there was a sound like a gigantic train with squeaky axles being shunted roughly about with a great deal of bumping and clattering. At the same time a huge ship's whistle blew, mingling with the crowing of roosters, the roar of a distant surf, the soft throb of an engine far away, and the moaning cries of an old woman. In the rare periods of calm, when the movement of the pack subsided for a moment, the muffled rolling of drums drifted across the air. #Quote by Alfred Lansing
Block quotes by John Vockler
#43. For us in the Pacific, in Asia, in India, and in Africa, Christian unity is not an optional extra. It is an urgent necessity, for our divisions are a real stumbling-block to the proclamation of the Gospel. #Quote by John Vockler
Block quotes by Mark Rubinstein
#44. Listening is crucial for any novelist. Stories & ideas abound. We too often talk about ourselves & block out the richness others may offer. #Quote by Mark Rubinstein
Block quotes by Jessica Cluess
#45. Words of gibberish had also been carved into these walls with a childish, uneven hand... "All hail the Kindly Emperor" read one sentence. Then, beside it in screaming block letters, "WITNESS HIS SMILE. #Quote by Jessica Cluess
Block quotes by Willis Harman
#46. Reprogramming the unconscious beliefs that block fuller awareness of creative/intuitive capabilities depends upon a key characteristic of the mind, namely that it responds to what is vividly imagined as though it were real experience. #Quote by Willis Harman
Block quotes by Jim Calhoun
#47. We stop practice every time we see one of our players not blocking out. #Quote by Jim Calhoun
Block quotes by Marsha Sinetar
#48. Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you. #Quote by Marsha Sinetar
Block quotes by Lawrence Block
#49. He was always inclined to be a moody man, very exuberant when things were going right, very depressed when they weren't. #Quote by Lawrence Block
Block quotes by Dave Barry
#50. To people who make moving ads that block the view of websites: Not only will we not buy from you, but we want shrews to eat your liver. #Quote by Dave Barry
Block quotes by Becca Fitzpatrick
#51. I don't see any police cars."
"They probably had to park a couple blocks over. Anyway, as I was saying, I noticed illegal substances in the hands of a few guests."
"So?" she snapped. "It's a party."
"Alcohol is illegal under the age of twenty-one."
"Great!" Marcie shouted. "What am I going to do?" She paused, then raised her voice again. "You probably called them!"
"Who, me?" Vee said. "And lose the free food? No way. #Quote by Becca Fitzpatrick
Block quotes by Anu Lal
#52. The struggle for a life extracts all our attention, and leaves us blind, deaf, dumb and senseless. The writer, the artist, the musician vanishes, without even the charity of a proper cremation. At this point words become formless sounds, and thoughts run out of paper and jump out of the terra firma and fly in the air, forcing us to find someone to share them with, someone who could understand. The fear of wasting words is the worst kind of it, only a writer knows. #Quote by Anu Lal
Block quotes by Lawrence Block
#53. I heard the pitter patter of little old feet. #Quote by Lawrence Block
Block quotes by Aleksis Kivi
#54. Muistuttipa heidän juoksunsa kuuta korkeuden sininiitulla. Ei väisty hän syrjään hattaran edestä, joka tahtoo sulkea hänen tiensä, vaan huoletonna hän retkeilee sen läpitse, ja kirkkaampana kuin ennen astuu hän jälleen sen kautta ulos. / Their flight was like the moon's course through the blue fields of the sky. She does not turn aside for a flimsy cloud that tries to block her path, but sails through it serenely and emerges on the other side brighter than before. #Quote by Aleksis Kivi
Block quotes by Nikki Rowe
#55. Dont harden your heart; because of the past,
it'll block your sight, of a positive future. #Quote by Nikki Rowe
Block quotes by Suzanne Collins
#56. Haymitch isn't thinking of arenas, but something else. "Johanna's back in the hospital."
I assumed Johanna was fine, had passed her exam, but simply wasn't assigned to a sharp shooters' unit. She's wicked with a throwing axe but about average with a gun. "Is she hurt? What happened?"
"It was while she was on the Block. They try to ferret out a soldier's potential weakness. So they flooded the street, " says Haymitch.
This doesn't help. Johanna can swim. At least, I seem to remember her swimming around some in the Quarter Quell. Not like Finnick, of course, but none of us are like Finnick. "So?"
"That's how they tortured her in the Capitol. Soaked her then used electric shocks," says Haymitch. "In the Block, she had some kind of flashback. Panicked, didn't know where she was. She's back under sedation."
Finnick and I just stand there as if we've lost the ability to respond.
I think of the way Johanna never showers. How she forced herself into the rain like it was acid that day. I had attributed her misery to morphling withdrawal.
"You two should go see her. You're as close to friends as she's got," says Haymitch.
That makes the whole thing worse. I don't really know what's between Johanna and Finnick, but I hardly know her. No family. No friends.Not so much as a token from District 7 to set beside her regulation clothes in her anonymous drawer.
Nothing. #Quote by Suzanne Collins
Block quotes by David Byrne
#57. I've never had writer's block. #Quote by David Byrne
Block quotes by Kate McGahan
#58. It is through the heart that we see, hear and feel most clearly. It is like a radio signal. When it is strong the heart is like a megaphone and I get your message loud and clear. You message echoes throughout the universe when it comes from the heart on the wings of intention and faith. It is the most direct line of communication in existence once you filter out the "interference" of worry and doubt in your head, the thoughts that don't matter and only serve to block the reception. Your intention is the force, love is the connection and faith is the key that opens the door between you and me. #Quote by Kate McGahan
Block quotes by Pearl Zhu
#59. While the individual contributions provide the "building block" of creativity; it is the collective consensus on what to do with them that is exciting. #Quote by Pearl Zhu
Block quotes by Timothy Long
#60. Music is the only thing in the world that can block out madness, and can be consumed in the sadness, for it helps the soul survive even if only for a short time. #Quote by Timothy Long
Block quotes by Christine Zolendz
#61. This bitch was giving me writer's block."
-Kade #Quote by Christine Zolendz
Block quotes by John Steinbeck
#62. He bathed in icy water and scrubbed and scratched his body with a block of pumice stone, and the pain
of his scraping seemed good to him. He knew that he had to tell his guilt to his father and beg his forgiveness. And he had to humble himself to Aron, not only now but always. He could not live without that. And yet, when he was called out and stood in the room with Sheriff Quinn and his father, he was as raw and angry as a surly dog and his hatred of himself turned outward toward everyone - a vicious cur he was, unloved, unloving. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#63. War is being reminded that you are completely at the mercy of death at every moment, without the illusion that you are not. Without the distractions that make life worth living. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Khaled Hosseini
#64. I want to tear myself from this place, from this reality, rise up like a cloud and float away, melt into this humid summer night and dissolve somewhere far, over the hills. #Quote by Khaled Hosseini
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#65. Hopefully, when you are young, you discover something called love, which is really just another name for going home. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Demetri Martin
#66. Sometimes I use my jokes as building blocks for larger bits. I like to draw and play music, so sometimes I do those things along with the jokes. #Quote by Demetri Martin
Block quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#67. The 'stream' we call science always flows forward; sometimes reactionary beavers block its flow, but the stream is never defeated by this; it accumulates, gathers strength; its waters get over the barrage and continue on their course. The advancement of science is the advancement of God, for science is nothing but human intelligence, and human intelligence is the most valuable treasure God has bequeathed us. #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Block quotes by Pooja Ruprell
#68. Truly worthy are those who become brighter as the days get cloudier so that their light shines through, regardless of how hard the clouds are working to block their radiance. #Quote by Pooja Ruprell
Block quotes by Anton Szandor LaVey
#69. If you're going to be a sinner, be the best sinner on the block. #Quote by Anton Szandor LaVey
Block quotes by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
#70. I was overwhelmed with the urge to fill every silence with words. Silence to me was a void in the universe that could suck us all in. It was my assignment to block this deadly void with words and save the world. #Quote by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
Block quotes by Forrest Church
#71. I say to my congregants, If you believe in God, the best thing you can do for yourself is to suspend your belief for a while, because undoubtedly your God is too small and you must grow beyond that God. On the other hand, if you don't believe in God, your very disbelief is a stumbling block. Kick it away and place your faith in somehting more ennobling than disbelief. Take a flier. Expand your purview. Take a leap of faith. #Quote by Forrest Church
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#72. It felt like they were telling each other secrets. Everything they said felt like that - whispered, tender, full of other meanings, like when you tell someone a dream or talk about your astrological signs as code for all the things you love about each other. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Jazz Feylynn
#73. I knew all too well the damage of scarlet ink smeared across page-after-page ... #Quote by Jazz Feylynn
Block quotes by Edwidge Danticat
#74. That experience of touching down in a totally foreign place is like having a blank canvas: You begin with nothing, but stroke by stroke you build a life. This process requires everything great art requires-risk-tasking, hope, a great deal of imagination, all the qualities that are the building blocks of art. You must be able to dream something nearly impossible and toil to bring it into existence. #Quote by Edwidge Danticat
Block quotes by Alice Hoffman
#75. I wrote to find beauty and purpose, to know that love is possible and lasting and real, to see day lilies and swimming pools, loyalty and devotion, even though my eyes were closed, and all that surrounded me was a darkened room. I wrote because that was who I was at the core, and if I was too damaged to walk around the block, I was lucky all the same. Once I got to my desk, once I started writing, I still believed anything was possible. #Quote by Alice Hoffman
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#76. She wasn't crying at all. This was what scared him the most. Where had she locked up the things he'd seen her feeling that day when she heard? She wasn't that big a girl to hold all of it - to hold her brother's life and his death inside of her. To hold all his long-limbed raging tidal motion and all the loss of that. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Lawrence Block
#77. Something I learned long ago. It is not necessary to know what a person is afraid of. It is enough to know the person is afraid. #Quote by Lawrence Block
Block quotes by Peter Block
#78. Advice is unfriendly to learning, especially when it is sought. Most of the time when people seek advice, they just want to be heard. Advice at best stops the conversation, definitely inhibits learning, and at worst claims dominance. #Quote by Peter Block
Block quotes by Ellen Bass
#79. If You Knew

What if you knew you'd be the last
to touch someone?
If you were taking tickets, for example,
at the theater, tearing them,
giving back the ragged stubs,
you might take care to touch that palm
brush your fingertips
along the lifeline's crease.

When a man pulls his wheeled suitcase
too slowly through the airport, when
the car in front of me doesn't signal,
when the clerk at the pharmacy
won't say thank you, I don't remember
they're going to die.

A friend told me she'd been with her aunt.
They'd just had lunch and the waiter,
a young gay man with plum black eyes,
joked as he served the coffee, kissed
her aunt's powdered cheek when they left.
Then they walked half a block and her aunt
dropped dead on the sidewalk.

How close does the dragon's spume
have to come? How wide does the crack
in heaven have to split?
What would people look like
if we could see them as they are,
soaked in honey, stung and swollen,
reckless, pinned against time? #Quote by Ellen Bass
Block quotes by Carl T. Rowan
#80. It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home. #Quote by Carl T. Rowan
Block quotes by Beth Revis
#81. I am as silent as death.
Do this: Go to your bedroom. Your nice, safe, warm bedroom that is not a glass coffin behind a morgue door. Lie down on your bed not made of ice. Stick your fingers in your ears. Do you hear that? The pulse of life from your heart, the slow in-and-out from your lungs? Even when you are silent, even when you block out all noise, your body is still a cacophony of life. Mine is not. It is the silence that drives me mad. The silence that drives the nightmares to me.
Because what if I am dead? #Quote by Beth Revis
Block quotes by Tara Conklin
#82. Truth was multilayered, shifting; it was different for everyone, each personal history carved unique from the same weighty block of time and flesh. #Quote by Tara Conklin
Block quotes by Joyce Rachelle
#83. If you can't write, read.
If you can't read, walk.
Or walk and read, then write. #Quote by Joyce Rachelle
Block quotes by Mia Marconi
#84. loved them and they were the new kids on the block. I called my mum. 'Are you sitting down? #Quote by Mia Marconi
Block quotes by Gary Carter
#85. Load up your mind with pictures capturing your preferred tomorrow. Put the remembrances of the past in a place where they won't block your view. #Quote by Gary Carter
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#86. I stand here waiting. To disappear or sing. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#87. But be careful; sand is already broken but glass breaks. The shoes are for dancing, not running away. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Martha Graham
#88. There is a force, a quickness that is translated through you into action. If you block it, the world will not have it ... #Quote by Martha Graham
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#89. You are my Marilyn. You are my lake full of fishes. You are my sky set, my 'Hollywood in Miniature,' my pink Cadillac, my highway, my martini, the stage for my heart to rock and roll on, the screen where my movies light up. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Jennifer Block
#90. When ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) claims that home birth and midwives are unsafe, they imply that the women who choose it and the midwives that provide it are acting irresponsibly and selfishly. They stigmatize normal birth just as the political right has stigmatized abortion. And they stigmatize women.
"Our country has created a mythology of women who are irresponsible and don't care," says Paltrow. "We talk about welfare queens, crack moms, and murderous women who have abortions." A culture that allows such language to permeate our national subconscious inevitably dehumanizes all women, including mothers. Lyon argues that this thinking perpetuates a phrase often invoked in exam rooms and delivery rooms: The goal is to have a healthy baby. "This phrase is used over and over and over to shut down women's requests," she says. "The context needs to be that the goal is a healthy mom. Because mothers never make decisions without thinking about that healthy baby. And to suggest otherwise is insulting and degrading and disrespectful."
What's best for women is best for babies.
The goal is to have a healthy family. #Quote by Jennifer Block
Block quotes by Carl Bernstein
#91. They walked across 15th Street to the Madison Hotel's Montpelier Room, an opulent French restaurant. Bradlee asked for a corner table, and began the conversation. 'You'd better bring me up to date because ... ' He turned to order lunch in perfect French, and then turned back to Woodward. ' ... our cocks are on the chopping block now and I just want to know a little bit more about this. #Quote by Carl Bernstein
Block quotes by Nancy Price
#92. She broke slices of apple in tiny pieces and played the game she'd love as a little girl: feeding the ants. Bent double in the hot sun, she was a great god dropping manna from heaven with no more reason and logic than any human could ever discover.

The ants stopped in their tracks before such food from paradise, showing their astonishment with agitated feelers at first. Then, human as people, they put such amazing gifts to practical use - they picked up the food and headed for home. If they met other ants at the corner or down the block, the word went out in Formic, and the newcomers came looking for manna too. #Quote by Nancy Price
Block quotes by Ryan Lilly
#93. A hammer made of deadlines is the surest tool for crushing writer's block. #Quote by Ryan Lilly
Block quotes by Joyce Grenfell
#94. Ideas are never scarce; it is only one's panic sense of limitation that blocks the way. #Quote by Joyce Grenfell
Block quotes by Sarah MacLean
#95. She steeled her spine. "Like Boleyn to the chopping block."
Anna smirked. "Queen of England, are we?"
Mara shrugged. "Something to aspire to. #Quote by Sarah MacLean
Block quotes by Kaylin R. Boyd
#96. The only cure for not being able to write is to write. #Quote by Kaylin R. Boyd
Block quotes by Bob Thurber
#97. Remember ...
Keystrokes are hammer taps. Get words on paper. Don't worry about connections, character or plot. Work for an hour. Promise yourself an hour. Do nothing else but move your fingers. Make coarse shapes. Follow any emotion that pops up but never impose emotion, never fake it, and don't make up your mind or your heart ahead of time. Understand you don't know what you're doing. That's why you're here. Rough it out. Anything goes. You can decide later what any piece of text looks like, what it might mean. Don't stop. Don't question. Don't quit. Don't stop to read what you wrote. Move your fingers. You mind will have no other option but to keep up. Remember that writer's block is merely the cold marble waiting for the chisel to heat up. #Quote by Bob Thurber
Block quotes by Ryan Tedder
#98. With iPhones, nobody has an excuse for writer's block. If you're at Whole Foods getting your green tea extract and you have a melody, you just drop it into your voice memo and save it for later. #Quote by Ryan Tedder
Block quotes by Steven Pressfield
#99. In my younger days dodging the draft, I somehow wound up in the Marine Corps. There's a myth that Marine training turns baby-faced recruits into bloodthirsty killers. Trust me, the Marine Corps is not that efficient. What it does teach, however, is a lot more useful.

The Marine Corps teaches you how to be miserable.
This is invaluable for an artist.

Marines love to be miserable. Marines derive a perverse satisfaction in having colder chow, crappier equipment, and higher casualty rates than any outfit of dogfaces, swab jockeys, or flyboys, all of whom they despise. Why? Because these candy-asses don't know how to be miserable.

The artist committing himself to his calling has volunteered for hell, whether he knows it or not. He will be dining for the duration on a diet of isolation, rejection, self-doubt, despair, ridicule, contempt, and humiliation.

The artist must be like that Marine. He has to know how to be miserable. He has to love being miserable. He has to take pride in being more miserable than any soldier or swabbie or jet jockey. Because this is war, baby. And war is hell."
Page 68 #Quote by Steven Pressfield
Block quotes by Phil Karn
#100. Either lead or follow, but please don't block the road for those who move forward #Quote by Phil Karn
Block quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
#101. For the structure that we raise,
Time is with materials filled;
Our to-days and yesterdays
Are the blocks with which we build. #Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Block quotes by Jessica De La Davies
#102. Good writing is both what one does and does not say. #Quote by Jessica De La Davies
Block quotes by Rachel Hawthorne
#103. I had a really nice time," I said with a very serious face.
He chuckled lightly. "Yeah, me, too. Maybe we could go out again sometime."
I almost burst out laughing. "I'd like that."
"Good night, Dani," he said quietly.
Then he took me in his arms and gave me a good-night kiss to remember.
When he stepped back, I was really sorry to see him go, but I knew we couldn't stay out there forever.
"Good night," I said. I turned to the door, slipped my key into the lock, then turned back around. "You'll call me, right?"
He laughed, ducked his head slightly, and grinned at me. "Yeah, I'll call you."
"If you don't, I'll short-sheet your bed."
With that, I slipped inside, closed the door, and pressed my ear against it, wondering if he was really going to get in his car and drive around the block.
I heard a car door slam, heard him start the engine…
I was giddy, so very happy. It seemed silly for him to drive around the block, but on the other hand, it seemed like the perfect way to actually signal the end of our date. I mean, we weren't married, but we were living in the same house. #Quote by Rachel Hawthorne
Block quotes by Sue Grafton
#104. I write because it's all I know how to do. Writing is my anchor and my purpose. My life is informed by writing, whether the work is going well or I'm stuck in the hell of writer's block, which I'm happy to report only occurs about once a day. #Quote by Sue Grafton
Block quotes by Jermaine O'Neal
#105. I think blocking a shot at a crucial point of the game is the most incredible feeling. #Quote by Jermaine O'Neal
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#106. Behind them all, carried upon the bed of an enormous carriage with thirteen sets of iron-banded wheels, nestled within a casement crafted from the bronzed skull of a giant, was the holiest relic in all skavendom: the Black Ark, the compact between the Horned Rat and the first Seerlord. Imprinted upon a block of purest warpstone, its quality unsurpassed by the richest ores ever found, were the thirteen tyrannies, the sacred dictates by which the skaven might placate their terrible god and achieve the promise He had made to them: that one day the ratkin would inherit the whole of the world. #Quote by C.L. Werner
Block quotes by Peter S. Beagle
#107. The air was motionless, carved, a block of warm copper fitting neatly around the earth, molded while soft to fit every house and every human being on the earth, and now hardened forever so that no man could move and no air ever came through. The earth rumbled down its alley like a golden bowling ball, shining. #Quote by Peter S. Beagle
Block quotes by Vince Lombardi
#108. Football is blocking and tackling. Everything else is mythology. #Quote by Vince Lombardi
Block quotes by Andy Stanley
#109. The starting block for people who are going to stay in love is mutual submission. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Block quotes by Doug Dorst
#111. They all occupied the same space but did not occupy it together. Imagine a thousand leaves of tracing paper, each with one person lightly pencilled on it, all stacked atop a scene of a frozen city block. A thousand discreet and solitary realities that appear to be occurring in the same location. #Quote by Doug Dorst
Block quotes by John Rocker
#112. The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country? #Quote by John Rocker
Block quotes by J.K. Rowling
#113. I've only suffered writer's block badly once, and that was during the writing of Chamber of Secrets. I had my first burst of publicity about the first book and it paralysed me. I was scared the second book wouldn't measure up, but I got through it! #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Block quotes by William C. Dement
#114. Given that the dreaming brain must perform these remarkable contortions - creating a world, living in it, responding to it, and then carefully blocking all the responses in a manner that does not cross the threshold of awareness - it is no wonder that this dreaming brain seems to be more active than the waking brain. #Quote by William C. Dement
Block quotes by Sarah Kay
#115. I often tell people to stop being afraid of writing bad poetry, or bad anything. I think that a lot of times, when people claim that they have writer's block, or that they get stuck, it's just because they're scared of writing bad things. #Quote by Sarah Kay
Block quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#116. Block City
What are you able to build with your blocks?
Castles and palaces, temples and docks.
Rain may keep raining, and others go roam,
But I can be happy and building at home.
Let the sofa be mountains, the carpet be sea,
There I'll establish a city for me:
A kirk and a mill and a palace beside,
And a harbor as well where my vessels may ride.
Great is the palace with pillar and wall,
A sort of a tower on top of it all,
And steps coming down in an orderly way
To where my toy vessels lie safe in the bay.
This one is sailing and that one is moored:
Hark to the song of the sailors on board!
And see on the steps of my palace, the kings
Coming and going with presents and things! #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Block quotes by Isobel Irons
#117. Bitch, please," Brady pursed his lips like a duck. "You know I'll be the belle of the cell block with my creamy smooth skin and my tight little ass. #Quote by Isobel Irons
Block quotes by Ken Block
#118. Today has definitely been better than yesterday. We are having to do a little bit of sweeping but it is generally not too bad and I am still really enjoying the roads - I love being here! #Quote by Ken Block
Block quotes by Majora Carter
#119. One thing I noticed working in the Bronx is that leaders come in the craziest places. They don't always show up at community board meetings. Sometimes it's just the guys on the corner that the boys on the block respect. #Quote by Majora Carter
Block quotes by Clifford Stoll
#120. The virtual community? The word virtual does not mean "virtue." It means "not." When I go to the store and they say: The shirt that you brought in is virtually done. It means it is not done, in the same way that the virtual community is not a community. There is no commitment there. When you log off, you are not a member of it anymore. My flesh and blood community, the sense of knowing my neighbor, knowing the guy across the street, having dinner with the people down the block, getting along with each other and making compromises, that's a genuine community with a commitment. #Quote by Clifford Stoll
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#121. You were just a boy on a bed in a room, like a kaleidoscope is a tube full of bits of broken glass. But the way I saw you was pieces refracting the light, shifting into an infinite universe of flowers and rainbows and insects and planets, magical dividing cells, pictures no one else knew ... #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by David Brooks
#122. I think the Republican budget priorities are messed up. I salute for the way they're attacking some of the entitlement programs, but they are taking huge cuts, by pretending they're just block-granting it to the states, out of Medicaid, from the least fortunate. #Quote by David Brooks
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#123. My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone. #Quote by Damon Wayans
Block quotes by Barney Frank
#124. I am very proud of the role I played in getting legal equality for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and in helping get rid of the prejudice by being visible about it, helping to block the conviction of Bill Clinton of impeachment. #Quote by Barney Frank
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#125. You asked me who I thought I was before. I said maybe I was a fish because I love water and you said, you thought a mermaid, maybe.
If you were a mermaid, you said, if you were a mermaid, I was the sea. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Frederick Lenz
#126. There are powers and forces that will seek to block you, to make your life more difficult. But if you are up to the study, then you continue to progress without getting discouraged. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Block quotes by Rebecca McNutt
#127. People always say that digital cameras are much more stable than film cameras, but the truth is that digital cameras, or any kind of digital technology, is one of the most unstable things in the world. A film camera can last decades if you know how to look after it, but digital things can break down instantly. A violent storm, a nuclear bomb, even something as minor as a cracked screen or the releasing of newer models, can make a digital product just a block of useless metal. #Quote by Rebecca McNutt
Block quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#128. A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
Block quotes by Joel Osteen
#129. The cancer wasn't a stumbling block. #Quote by Joel Osteen
Block quotes by Yulia Tymoshenko
#130. Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her. #Quote by Yulia Tymoshenko
Block quotes by Cassandra Clare
#131. Before Jesse could say another word, the bedroom door jerked open and Lucie's father stood on the threshold, looking alarmed.
"Lucie?" he said. "Did you call out? I thought I heard you."
Lucie tensed, but the expression in her father's blue eyes didn't change - mild worry mixed with curious puzzlement. He really couldn't see Jesse.
Jesse looked at her and, very irritatingly, shrugged as if to say, I told you so.
"No, Papa," she said. "Everything is all right."
He looked at the manuscript pages scattered all over the rug. "Spot of writer's block, Lulu?"
Jesse raised an eyebrow. Lulu? he mouthed.
Lucie considered whether it was possible to die of humiliation. She did not dare look at Jesse. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Block quotes by Tim Bishop
#132. 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. #Quote by Tim Bishop
Block quotes by Julian Assange
#133. Cryptography is the essential building block of independence for organisations on the Internet, just like armies are the essential building blocks of states, because otherwise one state just takes over another. #Quote by Julian Assange
Block quotes by Peter Block
#134. Anecdotes, personal stories, reminiscences, like biblical parables, are the medium through which faith is restored. Stories are a form of poetry, and give us a saving image to personally relate to. #Quote by Peter Block
Block quotes by Elliott Smith
#135. I don't really think of time off as writing blocks. I think that's a western notion of demonizing inactivity. When your imagination decides it needs to take a nap. maybe that's what it needs to do. #Quote by Elliott Smith
Block quotes by Francesca Quarto
#136. The desire to create holds an element of hope. Success proves that Hope is not a by-product of living; it is a Building Block of life."
Francesca Quarto #Quote by Francesca Quarto
Block quotes by Roland Barthes
#137. A romantic painting shows a heap of icy debris in a polar light; no man, no object inhabits this desolate space; but for this very reason, provided I am suffering an amorous sadness, this void requires that I fling myself into it; I project myself as a tiny figure, seated on a block of ice, abandoned forever. "I'm cold," the lover says, "Iet's go back"; but there is no road, no way, the boat is wrecked. There is a coldness particular to the lover, the chilliness of the child (or of any young animal) that needs maternal warmth. #Quote by Roland Barthes
Block quotes by Lawrence Block
#138. You think he just died of natural causes?"
"This is New York. Murder's a natural cause in this city. #Quote by Lawrence Block
Block quotes by John Niven
#139. It's tough being a dictator, but I've always thought it must be tougher being a hanger-on to a dictator. The late nights spent listening to his crazed ranting, the weary rictus grin from smiling at bad jokes, the draining knowledge that one misjudged comment could land you on the chopping block. #Quote by John Niven
Block quotes by Kathy Krajco
#140. In a very real way, attention is a drug. Like dope, attention makes people feel good by delivering a 'hit' of certain neurotransmitters (chemicals that transmit, or block the transmission of electrochemical currents) in the brain. Like anything that does this (viz., sex, risk-taking, power), in excessive amounts it's addictive. And, simply because it works, nothing is as addictive as a pain killer. Hence Narcissus is well-named from the Greek word for narcosis.

Attention is his pain killer. #Quote by Kathy Krajco
Block quotes by Mary Sage Nguyen
#141. It is difficult for me to commit to an manuscript. Once, I get finished writing it. I get this feeling of adrenaline, and satisfaction. This is when the amusement begins, for the writer's side of me. #Quote by Mary Sage Nguyen
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#142. Flowers are reincarnation. They come out of the earth of our ashes. Nothing else looks so soul-like. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Emma Chase
#143. I sink into the chaise lounge in my bedroom, throw a soft, velour blanket over my legs, open my book - and block out the world. ~ #Quote by Emma Chase
Block quotes by Amy Carmichael
#144. I think of the love of God as a great river, pouring through us even as the waters pour through our ravine at floodtime. Nothing can keep this love from pouring through us, except of course our own blocking of the river. Do you sometimes feel that you have got to the end of your love for someone who refuses and repulses you? Such a thought is folly, for one cannot come to the end of what one has not got. We have no store of love at all. We are not jugs, we are riverbeds. #Quote by Amy Carmichael
Block quotes by Sara Zarr
#145. Trust me, Jennifer. me."
I drove another block or two. "Why should I?"
"Why shouldn't you?"
Because you left me, Cameron. After everything we went through. But I knew it wasn't his fault, any more than it was mine. It wasn't like either of us had control over our lives. We were at the mercy of our parents, both of us. Anyway, I'd already turned the car toward the freeway entrance. I turned on the car radio and we drove twenty minutes without talking. When the exit finally came into view, ugly warehouses and the new Wal-Mart looming before us, I said, "Let's go to my old apartment first. I haven't been there since we moved."
"I've gone by it a couple of times."
"Yeah. Living there with you was kind of my best memory."
I imagined that, him going to the apartment and looking up at the window and thinking about me. #Quote by Sara Zarr
Block quotes by Jaye Robin Brown
#146. One deep breath. A choked breath. A breath that stops and locks at the concrete block of my chest and heart. #Quote by Jaye Robin Brown
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#147. The books downstairs were reciting their poetry to each other, rubbing together, whispering through the leathery covers. Wine was flowing through the water pipes. You had caught my leaping heart in your hands like a fish. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Mary Garden
#148. My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer's block, as if it was some kind of illness. #Quote by Mary Garden
Block quotes by Phil Daniels
#149. I grew up near King's Cross station in London, living in an apartment block where my dad was a caretaker. #Quote by Phil Daniels
Block quotes by Dee Dee M. Scott
#150. If you are living your life to the best of your ability, and pursuing your purpose, you will not be jealous, envious or try to place a stumbling block in the way of another person. #Quote by Dee Dee M. Scott
Block quotes by Rebecca McNutt
#151. Creosote made Mandy think of the thrill of rushing through a garden sprinkler as a kid, of playing washer toss in the backyard, of spending nights in the neighbors' huge in-ground swimming pool when she was twelve, throwing glow sticks in the turquoise water during Canada Day block parties. She thought of Jud for a moment, how he'd loved doing all those things when he was a kid, but how, as he got older, it was all about popularity, sports, a life of illusion… and without warning, a totally different kind of memory filled her mind – the dull feeling of her head hitting the concrete walls near the wood shop at her old high school, the sounds of kids laughing, the sharp smell of sawdust, the buzzing of electric sanders nearby, the sound of Jud laughing while he beat her up… without realizing it, she'd started crying noiselessly. #Quote by Rebecca McNutt
Block quotes by Sathya Sai Baba
#152. Our life is like a block of ice which is melting away every moment. Before it spends itself, devote it to the service of others. Education in Human Values is designed to prepare everyone for this life of dedicated service. #Quote by Sathya Sai Baba
Block quotes by Nas
#153. You know the block was ill as a youngster
Every night it was like a, cop would get killed body found in the dumpster #Quote by Nas
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#154. Tinys do not deserve safety. If they are to prove themselves, they must suffer and die or suffer and survive. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Richard Osborne
#155. On Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville' - "Much has been written about the fiasco of the opera's first night on 20 February 1816, most of it true: the mockery of Rossini's Spanish-style hazel jacket, the rowdy animosity of the Paisiello lobby, the jeering and the catcalls, as one mishap succeeded another. Basilio sang his 'Calumny' aria with a bloodied nose after tripping over a trap door; then during the act 1 finale, a cat wandered onstage, declined to leave, and was forcibly flung into the wings. According to the Rosina, Gertrude Righetti Giorgi, Rossini left the theatre 'as though he had been an indifferent onlooker'... The second performance was a triumph, though Rossini was not there to witness it. He spent the evening pacing his room, imagining the opera's progress scene by scene. He retired early, only to be roused by a glow of torches and uproar in the street. Fearing that a mob was about to set fire to the building, he took refuge in a stable block. Garcia tried to summon him to acknowledge the adulation. 'F***' their bravos!' was Rossini's blunt rejoinder. 'I'm not coming out'. #Quote by Richard Osborne
Block quotes by Michel Gondry
#156. The beauty of doing film is that you construct whatever you do block by block and you can build something that will stay. #Quote by Michel Gondry
Block quotes by Hideyuki Kurata
#157. It's not good for me to run away from honest opinions. I can't let that block my writing. Otherwise, I'll never learn how to write more interesting stories. I enjoy writing books, but it isn't easy. But that's why I want to do the best I can. One day, I want to make everyone say, 'What a good book.' (spoken by Hisami Hishishii) #Quote by Hideyuki Kurata
Block quotes by Christopher Dodd
#158. When the Chinese told Google that they had to block sites or they couldn't do [business] in their country, they managed to figure out how to block sites. #Quote by Christopher Dodd
Block quotes by Gary Govich
#159. Wanting to leave communist Russia is all fine and well | Actually leaving the country is where you might run into a few setbacks. Obtaining a visa for a simple vacation outside the soviet block was a long and arduous process. To immigrate to a free society was about as easy as finding whiskey in a church. #Quote by Gary Govich
Block quotes by Julia Child
#160. The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude. #Quote by Julia Child
Block quotes by Stephanie Mills
#161. We cannot learn freedom and responsibility within the confines of our own species. We cannot understand life and death and what they are for in exclusively human terms. Without that which is wild, the world becomes a cell block. #Quote by Stephanie Mills
Block quotes by Lance Armstrong
#162. The unwillingness to accept anything short of victory, that underlying fury, is the fundamental building block of my bottomless motivation to succeed. It is my credo in all that I do in life from battling cancer to bicycle racing. #Quote by Lance Armstrong
Block quotes by David Nicholls
#163. Every week seems to bring another luxuriantly creamy envelope, the thickness of a letter-bomb, containing a complex invitation – a triumph of paper engineering – and a comprehensive dossier of phone numbers, email addresses, websites, how to get there, what to wear, where to buy the gifts. Country house hotels are being block-booked, great schools of salmon are being poached, vast marquees are appearing overnight like Bedouin tent cities. Silky grey morning suits and top hats are being hired and worn with an absolutely straight face, and the times are heady and golden for florists and caterers, string quartets and Ceilidh callers, ice sculptors and the makers of disposable cameras. Decent Motown cover-bands are limp with exhaustion. Churches are back in fashion, and these days the happy couple are travelling the short distance from the place of worship to the reception on open-topped London buses, in hot-air balloons, on the backs of matching white stallions, in micro-lite planes. A wedding requires immense reserves of love and commitment and time off work, not least from the guests. Confetti costs eight pounds a box. A bag of rice from the corner shop just won't cut it anymore. #Quote by David Nicholls
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#164. Nightingale
Did I wound you, mutilate. Take away your voice. Did I cut something from you. Leave you locked in silence?
This is what you do: you sing. Every part of you. Your locks of hair sing, your eyes, your hands, your smile. If I listen closely I can even hear your blood.
Was I the one that took that away?
Go down to the water where we used to swim. Stand under the sky at dawn when the sky is streaked with blood. Open your mouth and shout our secret to the waves. The ocean will be your voice. You won't have to carry anything alone. Little Sister, my Spring, April. Little nightingale. Sant at the edge of the water. Your voice will come back to you. Maybe. If I am silent. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Al Yankovic
#165. You can play some schlock like New Kids On the Block. #Quote by Al Yankovic
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#166. how to (un)cage a girl

longer hair bigger breasts smoother skin
flatter stomach whiter teeth smaller nose
if you worry enough you won't have time
or energy to see
what really is

what could i have learned
if i didn't live here in this cell?
where could i have flown?
how would i have grown?
if i forgave this shell?

oh, my body
let me cradle you like my girl's
her long limbs spilling over
or folding up like silk
her gold-tinged curls
ringleting my fingers
her eyes the blue of sorrow
and hyacinth

oh, my body
when you are at peace
rocked here to sleep
as if by a mother
as if by a lover
who sees your flushed skin
the grace that you're in
the gleam of your hair
the green of your stare
then this soul can fly off
to understand pyramids and time
that all of us are one
that all of us are love #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Rob Bignell, Editor
#167. Every word I write is another stroke that takes me to the shore of a completed book. #Quote by Rob Bignell, Editor
Block quotes by Michael Cunningham
#168. They're not tourists, either, they're nothing like the gawkers and brayers in a place like Times Square, but they don't live here, they live in Jersey or Westchester, they're burghers right out of seventeenth-century Amsterdam, they cross Broadway as if they fucking own it, they think they look rakish, they think they're creatures of the night, they have neighbors whom they consider burghers because they don't like driving in New York, because they'd rather stay home (right now, the woman in the fringed pashmina shawl, the one walking arm-in-arm with Cowboy Boots, explodes in laughter, a great smacking hoot of a laugh, a three-martinis laugh, audible for a block or so), while the residents of downtown Manhattan, the ones who survive the days here, walk more modestly, certainly more quietly, more like penitents, because it's almost impossible to maintain a sense of hubris when you live here, you're too constantly confronted by the rampant otherness of others; hubris is surely much more attainable when you've got a house and a lawn and an Audi, when you understand that at the end of the world you'll get a second's more existence because the bomb won't be aimed at you, the shock wave will take you out but you're not anybody's main target, you've removed yourself from the kill zone, no one gets shot where you live, no one gets stabbed by a random psychopath, the biggest threat to your personal, ongoing security is the possibility that the neighbor's son will break in and steal a #Quote by Michael Cunningham
Block quotes by Fennel Hudson
#169. Putting pen to paper without first deciding the route and pace at which to scribe is like setting off on a bicycle without first checking the tyres. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Block quotes by H.D.
#170. I have tasted words, I have seen them. Never had her hands reached out in darkness and felt the texture of pure marble, never had her forehead bent forward and, as against a stone altar, felt safety. I am now saved. Her mind could not then so specifically have seen it, could not have said, Now I will reveal myself in words, words may now supercede a scheme of mathematical-biological definition. Words may be my heritage and with words ... A lady will be set back in the sky ... there was hope in a block of unsubstantiated marble, words could carve and set up solid altars ... Thought followed the wing that beat its silver into seven-branched larch boughs. #Quote by H.D.
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#171. Everything is an illusion; that is the whole thing about it - illusion, immitation, a mirage. It makes me too sad. Its having like a good dream, you know you are going to wake up. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by David Bayles
#172. Talent may get someone off the starting blocks faster, but without a sense of direction or a goal to strive for, it won't count for much #Quote by David Bayles
Block quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#173. You are in my blood. I cant help it. We can't be anywhere except together #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Block quotes by Lawrence Block
#174. As my late mother famously observed, the one thing to be said for growing old is that every year there are a few more things I don't have to give a rat's ass about. #Quote by Lawrence Block
Block quotes by Alaric Hutchinson
#175. The present moment is all that ever is, and in each new moment we die and are reborn. For example, people block love and close off their hearts out of fear of being hurt again. If they lived in the present moment, there would be no fear and they would walk forward in life with confidence and certainty that there is the joy of new experiences to be had. #Quote by Alaric Hutchinson
Block quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre
#176. It is the reflection of my face. Often in these lost days I study it: I can understand nothing of this face. The faces of others have some sense, some direction. Not mine. I cannot even decide whether it is handsome or ugly. I think it is ugly because I have been told so. But it doesn't strike me. At heart, I am even shocked that anyone can attribute qualities of this kind to it, as if you called a clod of earth or a block of stone beautiful or ugly. #Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre
Block quotes by Guy Steele
#177. There's a story about how the program is organized, there's a story about the context in which the program is expected to operate. And one would hope that there will be something about the program, whether it's block comments at the start of each routine or an overview document that comes separately or just choices of variable names that will somehow convey those stories to you. #Quote by Guy Steele
Block quotes by J.D. Robb
#178. Minutes after Eve stepped into her office to coordinate her next move, Peabody rushed in.
"I've got the initial sweeper's report on the room the Lombards vacated - nothing," Peabody said hurriedly. "Canvassing cops found the bar - one block east, two south of the hotel. Door was unlocked. Zana's purse was inside on the floor. I have a team heading there now."
"You've been busy," Eve said. "How did you manage to fit in sex?"
"Sex? I don't know what you're talking about. I bet you want coffee." She darted to the AutoChef, then whirled back. "How do you know I had sex? Do you have sex radar?"
"Your shirt's not buttoned right, and you've got a fresh hickey on your neck."
"Damn it." Peabody slapped a hand to the side of her neck. "How bad is it? Why don't you have a mirror in here?"
"Because, let's see, could it be because it's an office? #Quote by J.D. Robb
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#179. The kingdoms of kings are confined, either by mountains or rivers, or by a change in customs or by a difference of language; but my kingdom is as great as the world, because I am neither Italian, nor French, nor Hindu, nor American, nor a Spaniard; I am a cosmopolitan. No country can claim to be my birthplace, God alone knows in which region I shall die. I adopt every custom, I speak every tongue [... ] In this way, you see, being of no country, asking for the protection of no goverment and acknowledging no man as my brother, I am not restrained or hampered by a single one of the scruples that tie the hands of the powerful or the obstacles that block the path of the weak. #Quote by Alexandre Dumas
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#180. Like Christmas trees and Easter egg hunts and the block party on the last day of summer, we do things because traditions feel cozy and safe. #Quote by Corey Ann Haydu
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#181. In my day, in my era, Ralph McDaniels, just being five and being at his block party, you could just got onstage. #Quote by Lil' Mama
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#182. Awareness is our true self; it's what we are. So we don't have to try to develop awareness; we simply need to notice how we block awareness, with our thoughts, our fantasies, our opinions, and our judgments. We're either in awareness, which is our natural state, or we're doing something else. The mark of mature students is that most of the time, they don't do something else. They're just here, living their life. Nothing special. #Quote by Charlotte Joko Beck
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#183. The shattered glass
Of soundproof walls
That can block the night no more
Is scattered, alas,
On the broken stillness
Of a distant, darkened shore. #Quote by L.S. Hartfield
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#184. The attendant opened the door, and the faint barking Nina had heard before became frantic and shrill. Nina stepped into the concrete cell block and stopped, blown out of her self-absorption by the row of gray metal cages where dogs barked to get her attention. She let her breath out, horrified. "Oh, God, this is awful." "Spay your pets." The attendant stopped in front of the next to last cage. "Here you go." She jerked her head again. "Perky." Nina #Quote by Jennifer Crusie
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#185. But then you meet somebody fine at the neighborhood block party, or you go out for Vietnamese perogies or some other bizarre shit that you can't get anywhere but in this dumb-ass city, or you go see an off-off-off-Broadway fringe festival that nobody else has seen, or you have a random encounter on the subway that becomes something so special and beautiful that you'll tell your grandkids about it someday. #Quote by N.K. Jemisin
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#186. A brick could be used to block out the pain, if you use it to first inflict pain and carry it through to coma. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
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#187. With each thing that you do, all the fears in life and safeguards block out, or obscure, who you truly are. I think that just a glimpse of the person ever comes through in most material. #Quote by Matthew Shultz
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#188. It's enough of a strain killing people. I've no time for deer.
Mick Ballou #Quote by Lawrence Block
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#189. This is depression, it comes when your blocking. This is expression it comes when you're rocking #Quote by Grace Jones
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#190. If you want to sin, sin wholeheartedly and openly. Sins too have their lessons to teach the earnest sinner, as virtues the earnest saint. It is the mixing up of the two that is so disastrous. Nothing can block you so effectively as compromise, for it shows lack of earnestness, without which nothing can be done. #Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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#191. While foreign competitors, French or Japanese or German, merrily bid for contracts abroad, American companies find themselves tangled in a web of legislation designed to express disapproval, block trade in certain commodities, or perhaps deny resources to disfavored or hostile regimes. #Quote by Elliott Abrams
Block quotes by Lawrence Block
#192. Man, I so sick of dinosaurs. They wasn't extinct, I'd go out an' kill 'em myself. #Quote by Lawrence Block
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#193. It's important to tell your story. It's important to listen. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
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#194. Falsehood is difficult to be maintained. When the materials of a building are solid blocks of stone, very rude architecture will suffice; but a structure of rotten materials needs the most careful adjustment to make it stand at all. #Quote by Richard Whately
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#195. Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales was expected to clock in at anywhere between 100 and 120 chapters. Unfortunately, the dude only managed to finish 24 tales before he suffered an insurmountable and permanent state of writer's block commonly known as death. #Quote by Jacopo Della Quercia
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#196. My life seems to be an increasing revelation of the intimate face of universal struggle. You begin with your family and the kids on the block, and next you open your eyes to what you call your people and that leads you into land reform into Black English into Angola leads you back into your own bed where you lie by yourself, wondering if you deserve to be peaceful, or trusted or desired or left to the freedom of your own unfaltering heart. And the scale shrinks to the size of a skull: your own interior cage. #Quote by June Jordan
Block quotes by Judy Blume
#197. I don't believe in writer's block. There are good days when you're writing and less good days. I've learned that if it's not happening to walk away and return later. I doodle a lot and often get my best ideas with a pencil in my hand while I'm doodling. The problem is, sometimes I lose my doodles and that's bad! #Quote by Judy Blume
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#198. I think every writer struggles in some way with writers block. The trick is to plan out what you are going to say beforehand. I found out that if you make an outline you're much less likely to get blocked when you get into the middle of the story. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Block quotes by Joseph Campbell
#199. The problem of the theologian is to keep his symbol translucent, so that it may not block out the very light it is supposed to convey. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Block quotes by Seneca.
#200. Your greatest difficulty is with yourself; for you are your own stumbling-block. You do not know what you want. You are better at approving the right course than at following it out. You see where the true happiness lies, but you have not the courage to attain it. #Quote by Seneca.

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