Walls Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Walls Quotes from famous authors such as Brad Holland, Robert Mapplethorpe, Evgeny Morozov, William Jackson Harper, Madison Cawthorn. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

In aristocratic societies, rich people used to commission exquisite paintings for their walls.
Brad Holland
Sell the public flowers… things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight.
Robert Mapplethorpe
Calling China’s online censorship system a ‘Great Firewall’ is increasingly trendy, but misleading. All walls, being the creation of engineers, can be breached with the right tools.
Evgeny Morozov
I have a weird thing – if I can’t see where all the walls in my house are, I get a little bit freaked out. I think New York has Stockholm Syndrome’d my sense of space and what a house should be.
William Jackson Harper
Our immigration system needs walls and doors. We need walls to stop illegal immigration, but we also need to doors to allow people to come here legally.
Madison Cawthorn
Coming back to the topic of computer security, the TCP Wrapper is an example of such a safety net. I wrote it when my systems were under attack by someone who appeared to walk through walls.
Wietse Venema
I was obsessed with Lil’ Bow Wow growing up, and you couldn’t see the white of my walls because they were plastered with his photos. This is even more embarrassing: I had a notebook full of facts about Bow Wow and different pictures. I basically made a biography notebook about him and his life when he was, like, 13.
Samira Wiley
A lot of companies are clueless, because they spend most or all of their security budget on high-tech security like fire walls and biometric authentication – which are important and needed – but then they don’t train their people.
Kevin Mitnick
It was very clear that this was a very, very old site. There were remains of sod walls. Fishermen assumed it was an old Indian site. Bu Indians didn’t use that kind of buildings and houses.
Helge Ingstad
Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II.
Barbara Amiel
People don’t want to hear about me having leather walls or gold toilets.
Kevin Hart
Andy was a nonverbal person; you couldn’t get directions out of him. All he knew was what was modern in art was what wasn’t art: The telephone was art, the pizza was art, but what was hanging on walls in museums wasn’t art.
Paul Morrissey
There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.
Ronald Reagan
I circumnavigated the globe while I was sitting in a prison. It was wonderful because I kept defeating those walls they put around me.
Nick Yarris
Our calling is not just within the walls of the congregation, but we are part of the life and community in which our condition resides.
Clementa C. Pinckney
I’ve always been painting, even as a little girl I was painting on the doors and walls of our house.
Heart Evangelista
Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
You know, I’ve been to some superstars’ houses, and I’ve been really disgusted when I see their platinum discs hanging in the toilet. They’re just there on the walls glaring at you when you’re trying to be occupied with other things.
John Lydon
I’m hoping to knock down the walls and broaden the lane a little bit more for music that’s pop music at the heart of it.
A closed plant is like a cemetery; it really is. The walls will talk to you; the machines will talk to you if you really talk to them.
Hamdi Ulukaya
I have never even considered a future outside the walls of the WWE. However, sometimes life takes an unexpected turn, and while it is the most difficult decision I have ever made, it is time for me to move on.
Shane McMahon
Here in Canada, in the Western world, we are inside the walls. Outside the walls are the barbarians.
Barbara Amiel
I’ve had a couple of ghost experiences, but I’m not a big fan of the spiritual side of things, of the ghost type thing. I don’t know why; maybe it freaks me out a bit, or I’m more into tangible, physical beings rather than things that can pass through walls.
Rhys Darby
I have a study at the back of the house, overlooking our garden. It’s tiny, just wide enough to fit my desk in. The walls are covered with pin boards and art postcards from galleries all over the world, including Tate, MoMA, and Lenbachhaus.
Emma Healey
You want to play as much as possible, but I am not the type of character to go bursting walls down.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?
Charles Lindbergh
Whenever Rod has four of five days off, he’ll be bouncing off the walls with boredom.
Penny Lancaster
Home has always been wherever I am. I’m not very attached to walls – or people, for that matter – so I’ve always loved travelling around. A book in my back pocket, a diary, and a pen is all I need to call any place home.
Lou Doillon
We need to maybe think a little less about the science of building walls and that waste of time and energy and start to understand what is love.
Dustin Lance Black
If you came to my house you would not think an ex-footballer lived there. I’ve got nothing on the walls or the shelves from my time in the game.
Graeme Souness
First scenes are super-important to me. I’ll spend months and months pacing and climbing the walls trying to come up with the first scene. I drive for hours on the freeway.
Aaron Sorkin
In that first blow to the deaf walls of those who have everything, the blood of our people, our blood, ran generously to wash away injustice. To live, we die. Our dead once again walked the way of truth. Our hope was fertilized with mud and blood.
Subcomandante Marcos
The walls are raised against honest men in civic life.
William H. O’Connell
Reinforced concrete buildings are by nature skeletal buildings. No noodles nor armoured turrets. A construction of girders that carry the weight, and walls that carry no weight. That is to say, buildings consisting of skin and bones.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
It’s very important for me to do things like talk therapy. That’s where you begin to see the walls that your illness has put up as a way to protect yourself… but of course, those walls also keep us from getting to the truth of things.
Beth Hart
I grew up having all the Dolce & Gabbana campaigns on the walls of my teenage bedroom, and I was dreaming of one day being a model.
Bianca Balti
If you have white walls, human beings look better in a room than if you have red walls.
Minoru Yamasaki
There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well – the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.
Barbara Amiel
We ought to arrange calendars as we arrange art on our walls and ask: how does this task fit next to the surrounding ones?
Sendhil Mullainathan
Going up the walls doing somersaults, that trick took a couple of days.
Donald O’Connor
Donald Trump is trying to build a wall. I’m trying to burn walls down and build more bridges.
Janelle Monae
This is the first time in 10 years I don’t know what I’m doing next, and I’m rather enjoying it. Soon I’ll be climbing the walls no doubt, but right now, it’s not clear, I’m just enjoying the freedom.
Sam Mendes
The hardest part of ‘Game of Thrones’ is there is so much incredible talent bouncing off the walls that you’ll actually miss some of them, and not getting it is very intimidating.
Alex Graves
I don’t hang my championship trophies on the walls, because they don’t pay the bills.
Brock Lesnar
I never had posters on my walls, and I didn’t have any icons, either. I come from a small village in Wirral, and my family didn’t watch TV. I wasn’t exposed to people with icon status. David Bowie popped up, but I had already shaved my eyebrows off by the time I saw his.
Pete Burns
We are not going to build a pressure in Mexico. We’re not building walls to retain our people.
Vicente Fox
I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining.
Octavia E. Butler
I do recognize the most valuable work being done across the country is that work being done inside the four walls in our homes. And let us not forget how important the work of the mother and father are to raising responsible citizens.
Ann Romney
Nobody has Francis Bacon on their walls in their house – or very few people – but sometimes people listen to Beethoven as though it was background and a comfort, and I think that is very dangerous.
Simon Rattle
Jesu’s walls of distortion are uplifting in comparison to those of its doom-driven contemporaries. The band’s 2009 album ‘Infinity’ has its bleak moments, but that album’s single 49-minute song resolves into something inspirational and grandiose by the time it’s over.
Anthony Fantano
I truly believe that building bridges, not building walls and not giving into fear, will make our communities better.
Charles Barkley
I guess I figured out my dad was a fight coordinator pretty early, because I always saw him running into walls and stuff and nobody got mad at him, but it took me a lot longer to figure out what Mom did, because it was usually stuff on the telephone.
Devon Bostick
I just love to collaborate with people who take my ideas real serious, and they don’t put up walls around them.
I wasn’t interested in going to the school dances. I wasn’t interested in going to the football games. What I wanted was to be in my room painting my walls and doing weird stuff. That’s what I wanted and I got to do what I wanted, so that, to me, is my high school experience.
Brie Larson
When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story’s voice makes everything its own.
John Berger
I was inspired by ‘Bootylicious’ being able to scale the dictionary walls thanks to just one individual, Beyonce. But Beyonce has the world’s ears, so what I had to do was to work my word – which is ‘honk’, as slang for money, really really hard.
Alex Horne
Within the walls of our own homes, we can and should bear pure testimony of the divinity and reality of the Father and the Son, of the great plan of happiness, and of the Restoration.
David A. Bednar
As humans our hangups seem to shape our interaction with the world around us. They are often the source of our intolerance and friction with people who think differently than us, and even the reason we build walls between us and the people close to us.
Bryan Konietzko
Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
Ronald Reagan
The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts.
Italo Calvino
Part of being a pop star is image. I’m told by many of my female fans that I was the poster on their bedroom walls. But if I only had that – the image and the beauty and the curly locks – I would have been a ‘normal’ pop star, one who comes and goes after one hit record.
As both a consumer and producer of newspaper articles, I have no beef with pay walls. But before signing up, I read the fine print.
Richard Thaler
The number of African Americans in Silicon Valley is dismal. It’s not up to one company – it’s up to the entire industry to make sure that we are moving the conversation forward. Sometimes those walls of competition need to come down so we can move the entire industry forward.
Bozoma Saint John
I don’t go out, so I don’t get attention from girls. They’re not going to have posters of me on their walls. I just try to get on with my life.
Gareth Bale
Talking, talking. Spinning a web of words, pale walls of dreams, between myself and all I see.
John Gardner
I want to inspire people to tear down their walls, especially for teenage girls.
Kirstin Maldonado
I’m interested in pursuing roles that allow me to push against my own walls, my own constraints as a human being, and to find out where I’m capable of going. In real life, I’m not very good at feeling emotions, so I like to do it through my work.
Tom Cullen
Writing novels is largely about endurance and patience. I take a lot of breaks, hit walls, and go do something else while I think things through. But I do it every day, and I try to treat it as a job, something that is not dictated by whimsy or muses.
Adam Mansbach
What my character is or how many jails I have lounged in, or wards or walls or wassails, how many lonely-heart poetry readings I have dodged, is beside the point. A man’s soul or lack of it will be evident with what he can carve upon a white sheet of paper.
Charles Bukowski
It was not enough to come and listen to a great sermon or message every Sunday morning and be confined to those four walls and those four corners. You had to get out and do something.
John Lewis
Storytelling is as old as speech. It existed before humans first began to carve shapes in stones and press their hands upon the rocky walls of caves.
Kate Forsyth
Life is a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
Eugene O’Neill
I was terrified to be my true self because I felt that it wasn’t enough. But I allowed myself to break down those walls.
Hannah Brown
I don’t live in a prism, and I’m not afraid of anything. I haven’t built any walls around myself.
Velveteen Dream
I want to go get trade agreements because if America walls itself up, if we address sort of an economic fortress America, we will lose.
Paul Ryan
The rat stops gnawing in the wood, the dungeon walls withdraw, the weight is lifted your pulse steadies and the sun has found your heart, the day was not bad, the season has not been bad, there is sense and even promise in going on.
Bernard DeVoto
The most important job you’ll ever have is in the walls of your own home.
Jane Clayson
Organizations must shift away from repetitive-function hierarchies with rules and enforcement and walls. Instead, we must migrate rapidly to becoming a global ‘team of teams’ that comes together in whatever combination necessary to add the greatest value to the changes underway.
Bill Drayton
Perhaps we Germans are a bit sensitive when it comes to walls and race.
Joe Kaeser
I’ve never been a guy who was anal about housework. A typical Wellington flat when I was flatting was a warehouse with, basically, sheets hung up for walls.
Taika Waititi
Wal-mart… do they like make walls there?
Paris Hilton
Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
Helen Rowland
Have not prisons – which kill all will and force of character in man, which enclose within their walls more vices than are met with on any other spot of the globe – always been universities of crime?
Peter Kropotkin
I was writing fiction in my 20s but in a pretty undisciplined way – late at night, maybe, after I’d peeled myself from the walls of a nightclub and crawled home along the gutters. But I slowly became more serious and more devout in my work, and I fell seriously in love with the short story form.
Kevin Barry
President Sadat of Egypt made a historic breakthrough in 1977 when he put an end to war and convinced both Egyptians and Israelis that he was ready to make peace. He broke down the walls of suspicion and prejudice.
Yitzhak Rabin
As artists we need to stop making work only for gallery or museum walls, or the coffee tables of collectors.
Zoe Buckman
Basically if you burst into my office the walls themselves will flutter as if alive – maybe that’s the reason for all the wings in ‘Pure.’
Julianna Baggott
There’s only a handful of chicks in the world who can climb big walls on my level.
Alex Honnold
This constant need for dominance and strength, having walls up, this kind of silent broker cowboy who needs to have something that can be redeemed before he is actually worthy of love, there is a missing piece to that strength.
Rege-Jean Page
Simply put – walls work.
Chad Wolf
I grew up in the suburbs outside of Newcastle, and there were blank walls, and there was a lot of space to imagine – the fields and the motorways – so I used to sit and talk to myself as different people.
Andrea Riseborough
I studied engineering in the national university, the Universidad Autonoma, in San Ildefonso. There is art everywhere, murals on the walls. It’s beautiful.
Carlos Slim
Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
We need walls around our schools, we need to protect our schools. Ten-foot rule. You can’t get within ten feet unless you’re supposed to be there.
As music migrates into our iPods, CD collections require less and less room, residing in our heads rather than resounding off the walls. The protracted labor of amassing a personal music library has lost its detective zeal.
James Wolcott
In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.
Howard Zinn
I would say the country is a different country. It is a better country. The signs I saw when I was growing up are gone and they will not return. In many ways the walls of segregation have been torn down.
John Lewis
Western governments have generally tried to contain genocide by appeasing its architects. But the sad record of the last century shows that the walls the United States tries to build around genocidal societies almost inevitably shatter.
Samantha Power
Havana, for all its smells, sweat, crumbling walls, isolation, and difficult history, is the most romantic city in the world.
Mark Kurlansky
Seven years ago, when I started free soloing long, hard routes in Yosemite – climbing without a rope, gear or a partner – I did it because it seemed like the purest, most elegant way to scale big walls. Climbing, especially soloing, felt like a grand adventure, but I never dreamed it could be a profession.
Alex Honnold
I feel like there’s so many places to shop today that just feel like an Excel spreadsheet put between four walls.
Sophia Amoruso
I don’t have a temper. There’s no fist through the walls.
John Ritter
As a child, I was hyper, I was a clown and I was sensitive. Today I’m all of the above, except I’ve refrained from bouncing off the walls.
Nadine Velazquez
We have a maxim in the House of Commons, and written on the walls of our houses, that old ways are the safest and surest ways.
Edward Coke
The global view of cultures is part of my nature. I want to break down the walls between genres, categories, or cultures.
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Growing up, my generation would practise on concrete in the backstreets, using garage doors or the health-centre walls as goals. Taking on the older boys in the neighbourhood taught me to be humble, too.
Robbie Savage
My father worked in Chrysler’s drafting department and used to bring home tracing paper, No. 2 pencils, and masking tape from the office. With these, I used to trace off drawings from the ‘Superman’ and ‘Batman’ comics and put them up on my bedroom walls.
Jim Starlin
I want get across to not just the church world. I want to get outside those walls to everyday people.
Joel Osteen
Sometimes I work purely 8-12 shifts, banging stuff into the computer. Other times, my office is like a scene from a detective movie, with Post-it Notes, plans, photographs all stuck on the walls and arrows going everywhere, and it’s 4 A.M.
Irvine Welsh
For now, I’m just going to keep doing the work and hope I don’t get fired. If people want to put me up on their walls, I’ll love it.
Ryan Gosling
At first, my bedroom had flowers and yellow walls and huge furniture in plastic that was orange and green – and furry green bed cover and everything. Then, I think the day I turned 13, I painted the walls black and put Kurt Cobain on the wall and just changed everything into a dark theme.
Tove Lo
In religions which have lost their creative spark, the gods eventually become no more than poetic motifs or ornaments for decorating human solitude and walls.
Nikos Kazantzakis
My bedroom was plastered with pictures of Van Damme. My mother was worried about me. Most teenage boys have half-naked women on their walls, and I had Jean-Claude.
Scott Adkins
Working on ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ everything was there on the paper and in the room and within the four walls when all of us were together. It was just all there.
Penny Johnson Jerald
Our mothers put God first when they fill their highest mission within the walls of their own homes.
Ezra Taft Benson
You don’t have to paint your walls lime green just to try to have your home feel decorated. If you’re a classic dresser or preppy dresser or a modern dresser, you wear a lot of black – whatever it is – your home should reflect that as well.
Nate Berkus
When I started working at Pictures On Walls, I’d been hanging out with Banksy for a few years travelling around the world together painting stuff, and then we moved into a new office and wanted to do screenprinting.
Ben Eine
The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence.
Paul Simon
I want to show people that the hospital does have its moments. The hospital is just a place, and even though it does have fluorescent lighting and white walls, it doesn’t have to be a miserable experience.
Claire Wineland
I could have made money this way, and perhaps amused myself writing code. But I knew that at the end of my career, I would look back on years of building walls to divide people, and feel I had spent my life making the world a worse place.
Richard Stallman
The weird thing for me is I’m sitting there in the ’80s writing about the Mutant Control Act and here we are in the second decade of the 21st century with the Patriot Act, listening to presidential candidates talk about building walls to keep people out: who’s acceptable and who isn’t. It’s very creepy.
Chris Claremont
We make artificial divisions everywhere: Democrats and Republicans, black and white, millennials and baby boomers. Even those of us who are against building walls find ourselves pointing accusing fingers at those wall-builders.
Robert J. Waldinger
I certainly didn’t grow up feeling there were brick walls in front of me.
Asher Keddie
We got to bust through some walls to make changes.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
Graffiti is linear, and it’s done with a pencil, and it’s like writing on walls.
Cy Twombly
The audience plays a huge part in how a piece will actually form. They really allow the performers to walk a tightrope in a way that never seems to happen in the privacy of your own four walls. I’m listening to the audience, and they’re listening to me.
Evelyn Glennie
What do you hang on the walls of your mind?
Eve Arnold
I hate hospitals. Even if it’s a joyful occasion when a friend gave birth. It’s like, ‘Oh, look at the beautiful baby…. and all the disease on the walls…’
Rob Huebel
Unfortunately, poetry is not born in noise, in crowds, or on a bus. There have to be four walls and the certainty that the telephone will not ring. That’s what writing is all about.
Wislawa Szymborska
Poetry and beauty are always making peace. When you read something beautiful you find coexistence; it breaks walls down.
Mahmoud Darwish
Character is always known. Thefts never enrich; alms never impoverish; murder will speak out of stone walls.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We had all these smiley family pictures all over the walls of my house, but I always found those pictures to be odd because we weren’t smiling all the time. I don’t want to paint the picture of a total dysfunctional house, but there were a lot of arguments in that house. A lot of pain.
Derek Cianfrance
Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
Eugene O’Neill
As people flock to urban centers where ground space is limited, cities with green walls and roofs and skyscraper farms offer improved health and well-being, renewable resources, reliable food supply, and relief to the environment.
Diane Ackerman
Innovation can’t just happen within the walls of your own organization.
Lynne Doughtie
I need to be performing. I need to be acting. I need to be designing a condo and ripping down walls and buying new plates and looking at fashion magazines. There always has to be some movement in the artistic department for me to not get really, really low.
Alanis Morissette
You don’t need a uniform color: We used a mixture of brick red, browns and grays, and then threw in seashells, branches and various types of rock, so our walls ended up looking like cave paintings!
Randy Bachman
I tend to wear outfits that match the walls.
Debra Winger
The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.
Theo Jansen
Good riddance, Bin Laden – an unwelcome squatter in the house of my religion who tore down all the walls and was prepared to throw them on a fire to keep himself warm.
Mona Eltahawy
We can understand each other with music without words – and that’s so important in these times when walls are built. In music, there are no walls.
Andris Nelsons
Every movement of mine was under the control of the Vietnamese government, a communist country. I was just a prisoner without walls.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
Golfers who play a lot of courses often encounter short ledges or retaining walls, and I always had fun hopping down from them. I could jump off something six feet high and land like a cat, no problem. Well, today I can’t jump off anything higher than two feet without it just killing me.
Tom Watson
The structure of apartheid is still rooted in the Haitian society. When you have apartheid, you don’t see those behind the walls. That is the reality of Haiti.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
With the wacky jokes that we do on ‘Great News,’ you do overall still want to be coming from a place of truth with your character because, otherwise, it’s just off the walls.
Briga Heelan
I never listened to the Grateful Dead as a teen; the only exposure I got was what came through the walls when my sister was listening to them.
J. K. Simmons
If everyone breaks down their walls and stops putting themselves on holier-than-thou pedestals, we can all learn from each other.
When I was a kid, I would make these incredibly bloody movies in my back yard. I was constantly making weird blood concoctions; Jell-O and milk was a good one. I was constantly ruining clothes and staining my parents’ walls and stuff.
Fran Kranz
A lot of stand-up comedy is embarrassing: too many idiots doing it in orange neckties against brick walls. I find most sitcoms embarrassing, too, because they seem so forced.
Tracey Ullman
With streaming services, the walls have come down a bit on genres. So I never really set out to make a country record or a pop record. I just wanted to make it mine.
Maren Morris
I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
My brother was an avid Stoke City fan and a good footballer. We shared a room, growing up, and the walls were covered with 1970s Stoke players, like Peter Shilton, Gordon Banks, and Jimmy Greenhoff.
Morten Harket
Based on German prototypes, green walls and roofs are a natural idea in Singapore’s tropical environment, where mosses, ferns, philodendrons, orchids and other epiphytes literally grow on trees.
Alan Huffman
Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.
I get a lot of ideas sitting in the living room staring at the walls or lying in bed thinking about things.
The fears you do not face become your walls. Most people in business, and in their personal lives, design everything so they can avoid doing what makes them feel uncomfortable. Yet any good business person knows we are not only paid to work, but also we are paid to be scared.
Robin S. Sharma
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
Jim Rohn
Perhaps nobody ever accomplishes all that he feels lies in him to do; but nearly every one who tries his power touches the walls of his being.
Charles Dudley Warner
When I think of sex symbols, I think of posters my two sisters had on their bedroom walls.
Jamie Dornan
He has painted many roses for me. My walls are covered with Howard originals.
Beth Ostrosky Stern
Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician’s music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.
Charles de Lint
What I do is the opposite of building walls. I build bridges. A bridge is something that connects instead of separating.
Santiago Calatrava
Like many Americans, I am still haunted by images from the last days of the United States’ withdrawal from Vietnam in 1975. Newscasts showed South Vietnamese desperately trying to scale the walls of our embassy in Saigon to board the last helicopter flights out of the country. The fear in their eyes was chilling.
Jeanne Shaheen
There is need occasionally to leave the noise and the tumult of the world and step within the walls of a sacred house of God, there to feel His Spirit in an environment of holiness and peace.
Gordon B. Hinckley
We feel closer to the drawings on the walls of Chauvet than the painting of, say, an Egyptian mural. These artists are not remote ancestors; they are brothers. They saw like us; they drew like us. We wear essentially the same clothes against the cold.
Simon McBurney
Americans are at our best when we build bridges between us, not walls around us.
Eric Swalwell
I came out of the womb drawing on everything; I used to draw on my mother’s white furniture and her white walls with her red lipstick and my pencils. Little did she know that would later materialize into me doing what I do now – I’m a painter as well and a micromechanical engineer.
Aldis Hodge
I told college I was gonna take a semester off, but I knew I was never going back. I felt like the walls were closing in on me.
Lil Nas X
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
Ellen DeGeneres
I’m a big journaler, so for every new journal, I would change the way my room looked and change the posters on the walls, and I would change what I was wearing, and I would have a playlist, and it all kind of corresponded and matched, and I would change my handwriting in the journals.
Tavi Gevinson
I remember one time in my junior year, in my art class, our teacher had us doing, like, finger paints, and I went and put a stripe on a girl’s shirt, and it turned into a big paint fight. Paint all over the walls, all over everybody. It was pretty fun.
CC Sabathia
When you’re even on a regular movie set, you still have to suspend your disbelief. You’re working there with only 3 walls of a room, and you’re in costume, and you have a camera 6 inches from you and have a crew of 75 watching you. So even there, you have to crank up your imagination.
Caterina Scorsone
Tonight the city is full of morgues, and all the toilets are overflowing. There’s shopping malls coming out of the walls, as we walk out among the manure. That’s why I pay no mind.
People who avoid the brick walls – all power to ya, but we all have to hit them sometimes in order to push through to the next level, to evolve.
Jennifer Aniston
As I passed along the side walls of Westminster Abbey, I hardly saw any thing but marble monuments of great admirals, but which were all too much loaded with finery and ornaments, to make on me at least, the intended impression.
Karl Philipp Moritz
People talk about the Patriot Act that was passed immediately in the wake of September 11. What the Patriot Act did was break down the walls between the various agencies.
Robert Mueller
A restaurant is a compendium of choices that the owner has made. If you look around a restaurant, everything represents a choice: the kind of salt shaker that’s on the table, the art on the walls, the uniforms on the waiters.
Danny Meyer
The construction of permanent sea walls can be taken up only in places where there is sea erosion due to heavy anthropogenic pressures. The locations for such non-living barriers should be determined on the basis of a carefully conducted erosion-vulnerability analysis.
M. S. Swaminathan
I grew up in a house that was constantly under construction. It’s been under construction my whole life. My mom loves interior decor, and my dad loves construction – he loves demolition and building new walls.
Of course the barbarians’ aim of world domination has not escaped the attention of the Europeans, perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls.
Barbara Amiel
Bugs are a great pest in Colorado. They come out of the earth, infest the wooden walls, and cannot be got rid of by any amount of cleanliness. Many careful housewives take their beds to pieces every week and put carbolic acid on them.
Isabella Bird
Relationships are personal, even in business, so sharing some of yourself and taking an interest in others helps to build trust and break down walls.
Dinesh Paliwal
I like the idea that we build up these walls or rules or laws to maintain our reality, and when they fall away, you’re left with a whole bunch of illusions. Smoke and mirrors.
Sarah McLachlan
The country is not a democratic state. Therefore we fear that they might carry a recorder in their pocket or there may be bugs in the walls, and you cannot be absolutely sure that you get a straight testimony.
Hans Blix
Dogs really are perfect soldiers. They are brave and smart; they can smell through walls, see in the dark, and eat Army rations without complaint.
Susan Orlean
Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls aren’t there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show us how badly we want things.
Randy Pausch
Being connected to the Internet means being vulnerable to coordinated actions that can knock down walls of secrecy and shatter mechanisms of control.
Jamais Cascio
What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.
Salvador Dali
I like the idea that we build up these walls or rules or laws to maintain our reality, and when they fall away, you’re left with a whole bunch of illusions.
Sarah McLachlan
At a time when too many people want to separate us by building walls, we here in Michigan are going to get back to building bridges together.
Gretchen Whitmer
Basically, I think some of the weight helped take some of the walls down in reality, so basically I got a little more confident. I’m definitely not super confident, but I am confident that I don’t have to hide behind those layers of fat and that I can actually open up to people a little more.
Lisa Lampanelli
By making all my materials freely available through ‘Giving 2.0’ ProjectU, I am on a mission to extend philanthropy education to colleges globally and far beyond campus walls.
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
I wasn’t the crazy kid bouncing off the walls, I would just sit back a make comments and I made people laugh.
Tom Segura
What cursed spirit of falsehood moveth priests to close themselves within stone walls for all their life, since Christ commanded all his apostles and priests to go into all the world, and to preach the Gospel?
John Wycliffe
I prefer to sing in the shower ’cause the acoustics are really, really good, I mean, when you’re singing against the tile walls then you really hear yourself, hear your voice, you know, throwing itself back at you.
Thia Megia
When we went to Iraq, we stayed in one of Saddam’s palaces. It was kind of creepy. If those walls could talk, there’s no telling what stories they’d tell.
Kellie Pickler
When we opened our eyes, we saw bedrock exposed in the walls of the crater.
Steven Squyres
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Modernity means overabundance. We are living in the age of mass-produced objects, things that come without announcing themselves and end up on our tables, on our walls. We use them – most of us don’t even notice them – and then they vanish without fanfare.
Orhan Pamuk
And also I didn’t want my future to be just sitting in a room and be imprisoned in my four walls and just cooking and giving birth to children. I didn’t want to see my life in that way.
Malala Yousafzai
The attacking philosophy is in the walls of Man United. That’s tradition; that’s history. That’s how we play and want to play.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
There’s big granite walls up toward the Argentine border, but the weather’s serious, and a lot of the rock is mossy and wet.
Douglas Tompkins
Kabul is a walled city, which sounds romantic except the walls are pre-cast reinforced concrete blast barriers, 10 feet tall and 15 feet long and moved into place with cranes. The walls are topped with sandbags, and the sandbags are topped with guard posts from which gun barrels protrude.
P. J. O’Rourke
All of my walls are covered with framed pictures of my friends.
Taylor Swift
By the dawn of the millennium, the hallways at Microsoft were no longer home to barefoot programmers in Hawaiian shirts working through nights and weekends toward a common goal of excellence; instead, life behind the thick corporate walls had become staid and brutish.
Kurt Eichenwald
I was inspired by ‘Bootylicious’ being able to scale the dictionary walls thanks to just one individual, Beyonce. But Beyonce has the world’s ears, so what I had to do was to work my word – which is ‘honk’, as slang for money, really really hard.
Alex Horne
The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never encircle or hold down the idea of the people.
Huey Newton
The city of London, within the walls, occupies a space of only 370 acres, and is but the hundred and fortieth part of the extent covered by the whole metropolis.
Henry Mayhew
The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
Lyndon B. Johnson
One of the walls of my bedroom was a collage of about 15 years of baseball photos. I would cut out the baseball pictures from every issue and I had this huge montage of thousands of pictures.
Curt Schilling
I learn from Larry Ellison every day. I’ve said this before: how is it to work with someone who thinks out of the box? Larry doesn’t see the walls at all; he does not see the box. He is an absolute, true visionary. And to be honest, I always find myself in a box! I’m comfy in my box. I’ve furnished it; it’s lovely.
Safra A. Catz
I’m proud of our relationship with our neighbors right next door in Mexico. I don’t talk about building walls, I talk about building bridges and increasing that communication, increasing that flow, and that’s really what defines our border region in San Diego.
Kevin Faulconer
Public school felt like prison – cinderblock walls, fluorescent lights, metal lockers. It was so sterile and unstimulating.
Sufjan Stevens
Liberal Democrats are proud to be the main U.K. political party leading the Remain campaign. Being pro-E.U. is in our DNA: internationalism, tearing down walls rather than building them, is at the heart of who we are as a party.
Ed Davey
People do think I was a one-hit wonder, that I’m maybe not the kind of singer that I can really be – that impression is there. I have to work really hard to break down those walls.
Tiffany Darwish
Don’t build a bar for yourself. Build it for your customers. It’s all about them: the walls, the finishes, the textures, the food, the beverages, literally everything has to be for them.
Jon Taffer
Heavy pillars, carved from the rock, bear the roof. Slowly, one’s eyes become accustomed to the dim light; then they can make out marvelous representations from Indian mythology carved on the walls.
Rudolf Otto
You know how most kids have posters of sports heroes on their walls? They gave me reams of the old news copy, and I had those taped in my bedroom. And I would practice reading the news.
I may have punched walls when no one else was around.
Benji Madden
I have not hung a single award on my walls, including the Padma Shri.
Arunachalam Muruganantham
All of a sudden, I don’t have a leg. I’m in a wheelchair. I have half a foot; I can’t even walk to the bathroom. I’m in a bed, I can’t move, and I felt like those four walls were my prison.
Lauren Wasser
When you do men’s wear, it’s less about thinking outside the box than about pushing the walls of the box outward. Men want to be evolutionary, not revolutionary.
John Varvatos
As a gamer I know that my least favorite ad types are offer walls.
Brock Pierce
The thickness of the walls should be sufficient for two armed men to pass each other with ease.
The political solutions to the refugee crisis may be complex, but that does not mean we should abandon our humanity. We should not close our hearts, retreat behind walls, real or imagined, or ignore the pressing moral imperative to provide assistance and sanctuary for some of the world’s most desperate people.
Katharine Viner
It would be against my nature if I shouted or banged the walls.
Raphael Varane
I have to strip away all the layers when I’m writing the song. I have to cut through all these layers of years of putting up walls and putting protective layers around myself.
John Grant
I was 16 before I met another passionate collector. One summer, I visited England; a new friend took me calling on his dotty, brilliant old aunt. She occupied a quaint house in Kent. Its walls were lined with glass-fronted cases full of what? Ancient shoe buckles.
Allan Gurganus
I busted my butt in ’15. Then in ’16, I broke my arm running into a wall, so then I got scared of running into walls because I didn’t want to get hurt again.
J. D. Martinez
You don’t build walls; you build bridges between people.
Andrew Cuomo
When I’m tired, I like to go and do drills where you catch tennis balls off walls. Different colors use different hands, and you’ve got to react to those types of things at different angles. I do all these crazy reaction-time things or reaction skills with tennis balls every morning, or at least four times a week.
Julian Edelman
It’s the warm-up in the changing room when I switch on. I don’t even think about the fight until then. Some fighters are bouncing about the walls, but I switch off. Then it’s like someone flicks a switch in me.
David Haye
Every job is important because each one represents an American’s livelihood and ability to raise a family. Yet spending our time building walls around America will do nothing to help us compete for the millions of new jobs being created.
Carly Fiorina
I find peace anywhere I go. It depends on what is within the walls of my own home.
Brooke Burke
I never expected the White House to be warm, and the artwork on the walls was extraordinary. I am a fan of the Louvre, but being there it was almost just as good.
Jill Scott
Fences work and the walls work and separations work. They afford to any nation the delay of entry.
Duncan Hunter
In setting out the walls of a city the choice of a healthy situation is of the first importance: it should be on high ground, neither subject to fogs nor rains; its aspects should be neither violently hot nor intensely cold, but temperate in both respects.
Ask anybody who has ever remodeled their house. There’s always problems. They open up walls, they find this, they find that. There is always something. I’m in a business where you have to control those variables.
Alan Casden
Who needs one more chef in one more building with four walls and a kitchen?
Jose Andres
I don’t have many walls that I put up.
Austin Butler
Whenever anyone puts decor or artwork on the walls, it’s always personal. You want people to come into your home and see something that reflects your personality.
Drew Scott
I’m just inspired by how fast-paced my life is. Being around people that I love who are cool and inspiring, that kind of feeds me, but being in lockdown and in the same four walls, you kind of have to bring yourself your own vibes.
Bree Runway
I wouldn’t want to be in one room, 20 hours a day, 52 weeks a year, with four white walls and a stove. I think it stunts your growth as a human being.
Marco Pierre White
You don’t need to rip open walls to transform a space. One of the big things that count is furniture design and painting – things you can do yourself – that alone can transform the space.
Drew Scott
When one looks at Nature through the glass walls of the Farnsworth House, it takes on a deeper significance than when one stands outside. More of Nature is thus expressed – it becomes part of a greater whole.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
I love white walls because white reflects the light and is a great backdrop for art.
John Rocha
I challenge the homes of Israel to display on their walls great quotations and scenes from the Book of Mormon.
Ezra Taft Benson
Wormholes – if you don’t have something threading through them to hold them open, the walls will basically collapse so fast that nothing can go through them.
Kip Thorne
Growing up I had various pictures of Marilyn Monroe on my walls, and watched her films time and time again. She oozed a fantastic femininity, was curvy and sexy, and was a real woman. I was, and am, a bit obsessed with her.
Edith Bowman
Museums are not normally presenting the works on the walls as provocations to work. It’s more like going to a Jacuzzi.
Hans Haacke
In the past the analysts were the department you never saw. They were the nerds at school. You went to see the investment bankers and maybe the salesmen but the Chinese walls divided them from the analysts. But new technology and the Internet changed all that.
Mark Getty
We have beastly qualities within us. If we’re put into certain circumstances, and the walls around us come in tighter and tighter, we all could maybe do dangerous things.
Jessie Buckley
If we can manage to break free, to open the system and embrace all choices for education, we will be the first to give politicians awards to hang on their office walls.
Betsy DeVos
Jail didn’t make me find God, He’s always been there. They can lock me up, but my spirit and my love can never be confined to prison walls.
Lil Wayne
I find it a bit sad that there is no photo of me hanging on the walls in the Berlin Museum at Checkpoint Charlie.
David Hasselhoff
We have to protect and do our utmost to fortify the walls of Judaism in the land of Israel through legislation that will guard the unique Jewish character of the state of Israel.
Eli Yishai
This idea of walls, segregation, labels, and ‘You against us’ and ‘We are superior and you are inferior.’ Which people are legitimate? Which relationships are legitimate or not? Who declares that under which authority? These are things that are hugely important.
Sebastian Lelio
Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.
Robert Green Ingersoll
A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when the author leads us to one particular door, we know it is the right one because it opens.
John Updike
I am a bit of a head-in-the-sand person as concerns things happening beyond the walls of my study. And I don’t feel particularly guilty about that. I figure that my primary job is producing the very best stories I am capable of writing, and that is what I concentrate upon doing. That is within my control.
Mary Balogh
The black press, some liberal sportswriters, and even a few politicians were banging away at those Jim Crow barriers in baseball. I never expected the walls to come tumbling down in my lifetime.
Jackie Robinson
One’s family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I’ll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who’ll be with me will be my family.
Robert Byrd
We who curate our Twitter feeds and Facebook walls understand that at least part of what we’re doing publicly, ‘like’-ing what we like, is trying to separate ourselves from the herd.
Garth Risk Hallberg
When I was a kid I painted the walls in my room like 30 times!
Jeremiah Brent
All art, from the paintings on the walls of cave dwellers to art created today, is autobiographical because it comes from the secret place in the soul where imagination resides.
Gloria Vanderbilt
I grew up in a little town in Arkansas called Clarksville and it was a weird existence, you know? I grew up white trash; we had holes in our walls.
Ralphie May
I would bend over backward to be back on Grey’s. Any day, I’ll choose lying in bed with Katherine Heigl looking over me over getting thrown against walls by supernatural persons at 5 in the morning.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Isaac Newton
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
Richard Lovelace
An easy approach to the walls must be provided against: indeed they should be surrounded by uneven ground, and the roads leading to the gates should be winding and turn to the left from the gates.
There are designers who say, ‘Oh! I see wallpaper and blue carpet.’ I usually start by knocking down walls. ‘You thought you just needed some new drapes? Well, guess what: That wall’s gotta go.’
Candice Olson
I do think that one of the best effects the Internet has had on music is that it’s allowed these false walls between different music communities to vaporize. We can see that this is a big, complex, interconnected web.
David Longstreth
It takes courage to break down the walls that keep you away from really living your life.
Bill Kaulitz
It’s just so unfortunate that, as we get adjusted to this global economy, that the U.S. is even thinking about building walls.
Pete Gallego
I consider myself a D.I.Y. home improvement guy. In a prior life, I completely gutted a house – redid the plumbing, wiring, moved sewage pipes, knocked down walls, everything.
Gary Locke
I threw away the whole of my working history, my photograph albums, diaries and stage clothes. Shoving big, ugly discs on walls is a bit like rubbing people’s faces in it, saying ‘I am considerably richer than you.’ It is completely unnecessary.
Alison Moyet
Many people decorate their homes with designer graffiti, even though most of them would probably have real graffiti scoured off the walls of their buildings.
Brad Holland
In the 21st century, we can’t create security by building walls.
James G. Stavridis
The story of the Alamo has touched many more people than one would think. So, I would like to pay my respects to those men on both sides of the walls in those months of February and March 1836.
Phil Collins
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.
Gary Coleman
I would run through brick walls for Spurs.
Graham Roberts
Nothing is hanging on my walls.
Alice Ripley
Children hop around Phylakopi on sea-polished pebbles the size of bean bags and bask themselves, alongside the lizards, astride the sturdily built walls of Iron Age homes.
Bettany Hughes
To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
Jim Bakker
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.
James Redfield
The cost is minimal, but one of the things that you want in a universal design is to make the plan as open as you can… and to still have walls around bedrooms and that sort of thing, and to keep the corridors wide enough so the wheelchair can do a 360 in the corridor.
Michael Graves
In America, dogs are viewed by their names first, breed second. And dogs live behind walls. It’s an unnatural point of view.
Cesar Millan
Peter Parker can’t dance. He can flip and climb up walls and do backflips, but he definitely can’t dance.
Tom Holland
I’ve always envied Thomas Jefferson’s bed at Monticello. It’s in a tiny alcove, bound by walls at the head and foot.
Michael Bastian
There is a seductive simplicity in Donald Trump’s vision to build walls and ban refugees to protect American interests. But we must always remember that we create far greater opportunity for all Americans when we enable the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of people globally to take root here.
Reshma Saujani
I actually grew up in a house in which bees lived in one of the walls, and they lived there 18 years, in fact, so it wasn’t a fleeting thing.
Sue Monk Kidd
It must be that a man who shuts himself up between four walls must lose the faculty of associating ideas and words.
Jules Verne