Quotes About Building

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Robert A. Heinlein
“Cheops' Law: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Moderata Fonte
“Men were created before women. ... But that doesn't prove their superiority – rather, it proves ours, for they were born out of the lifeless earth in order that we could be born out of living flesh. And what's so important about this priority in creation, anyway? When we are building, we lay foundations on the ground first, things of no intrinsic merit or beauty, before subsequently raising up sumptuous buildings and ornate palaces. Lowly seeds are nourished in the earth, and then later the ravishing blooms appear; lovely roses blossom forth and scented narcissi.”
Moderata Fonte, The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

Dan Wells
“The last to fall were the buildings, distant and solemn, the gravestones for an entire world.”
Dan Wells, Partials

Jim Benton
“I had the great idea of using markers to gently color the ants so I could tell them apart, but I learned that this is exactly like somebody trying to gently color on you with a thirty-story building.
Without dwelling on the tragedy, I'd just like to say that I'm deeply sorry to Mr. Purple and the surviving Purple family.”
Jim Benton, Okay, So Maybe I Do Have Superpowers

Criss Jami
“Pride and power fall when the person falls, but discoveries of truth form legacies that can be built upon for generations.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Chuck Palahniuk
“It's creepy, but here we are, the Pilgrims, the crackpots of our time, trying to establish our own alternate reality. To build a world out of rocks and chaos.
What it's going to be, I don't know.
Even after all that rushing around, where we've ended up is the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night.
And maybe knowing isn't the point.
Where we're standing right now, in the ruins in the dark, what we build could be anything.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

“The trail of lime trees outside our building is still a public loo. …where else are they supposed to go to the toilet in a city where public toilets are about as common as UFO sightings?” (pp.281-82)”
Sarah Turnbull, Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris

Jarod Kintz
“If a building were shaped like a body, I’d imagine you’d exit out the rear.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

“I left home and tried to live the life of a hermit, but I was still fighting myself. I went to England and worked as a chainman on the road. It was better therapy than the shrinks. Building a two-mile road gave me internal peace.”
Brian Strang

Ayn Rand
“I love doing it. Every building is like a person. Single and unrepeatable.”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Jarod Kintz
“I had a dream about you. We were laying down asphalt, and you said we were building a future together. Then I watched as a chicken crossed over our work, and I said, “No, we are building a joke.”
Jarod Kintz, We Had A #Dream About You

Markus Zusak
“The city was dark except for the building lights that seemed to appear like sores - like bandaids had been ripped off to expose the city's skin.”
Markus Zusak, Underdog

Enock Maregesi
“Kujenga urafiki na wanasiasa wakati mwingine ni kitu kizuri. Wanasaidia kurahisisha mambo.”
Enock Maregesi

“When the old way of seeing was displaced, a hollowness came into architecture. Our buildings show a constant effort to fill that void, to recapture that sense of life which was once to be found in any house or shed. Yet the sense of place is not to be recovered through any attitude, device, or style, but through the principles of pattern, spirit, and context." - Jonathan Hale, The Old Way of Seeing, 1994”
Jonathan Hale, The Old Way of Seeing: How Architecture Lost Its Magic - And How to Get It Back

Jarod Kintz
“I’m building a building from scratch, and I’m making it out of a giant itch.”
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Ryan Lilly
“Not only should we encourage kids to daydream, but also to jump-in and build those dreams. Dreaming is largely lost among adults drowning in self-imposed realities.”
Ryan Lilly

Jarod Kintz
“A building is a misnomer. Since it’s already constructed, it should be called a built. Now love, that is something that is always building.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Bill Courtney
“In our community, we have a duty to strengthen the weakest among us to build a better society.”
Bill Courtney, Against the Grain: A Coach's Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love

“Sometimes while you are so passionately busy building, there will be others as busy destroying. Do not stop. One day you will notice how high above you get, and how down below they end up”
Sameh Elsayed

Israelmore Ayivor
“Building up a dream is like building a room; the foundation must be deep, strong, firm and dependable.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

“A leader is not authenticated by title or position, but by character and influence, most important by leading among the pack and not in front.”
Unarine Ramaru

“Life is going to throw you some blocks. You will decide if they are going to be your stumbling blocks or your building blocks”
Saji Ijiyemi

“I hate coming out of conversations without learning anything.”
Unarine Ramaru

Israelmore Ayivor
“Every great building once begun as a building plan. That means, sitting in that building plan on the table is a mighty structure not yet seen. It is the same with dreams.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Israelmore Ayivor
“Every great building once begun as a building plan. That means, sitting in that building plan on the table is a mighty structure not yet seen.It is the same with dreams.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Munia Khan
“Life’s contentment is like an abstract edifice with a domed ceiling of insanity”
Munia Khan

Israelmore Ayivor
“Have a positive mentality; think it's possible. You can build on something little.... you can create something little from nothing.... and this means you build on nothing! Get something to do!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Ziad K. Abdelnour
“Building a business is like creating a picture & striving to be picture perfect in everything you do.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

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