Quotes About Construction

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Ray Bradbury
“Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

Criss Jami
“Create with the heart; build with the mind.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ken Follett
“Proportion is the heart of beauty.”
Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

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 palace started as a single vaulted room and grew in proportion to my despair. It began as an exercise to keep my mind from its melancholy, then it became a dream and a necessity. . . . I built a temple in my head. . . . Its hallways were as lofty as a cathedral, and the arch of each window as supple as a bow. Its corridors were the passages of my own brain.”
Lisa St. Aubin de Terán, The Palace the Palace

Charles F. Lummis
“Any fool can write a book and most of them are doing it; but it takes brains to build a house.”
Charles F. Lummis

Santosh Kalwar
“The thin line between life and death is still under construction.”
Santosh Kalwar, Adventus

Jared Diamond
“The Anasazi did manage to construct in stone the largest and tallest buildings erected in North America until the Chicago steel girder skyscrapers of the 1880s.”
Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Israelmore Ayivor
“A dream is the frame or portrait or a construction or focus of one's vision by means of perception, based on what he or she knows and settles within via strategic thinking.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Michelangelo | Beethoven | Shakespeare: 15 Things Common to Great Achievers

Criss Jami
“Astray from a deep sleep chronic as I write by phonics, like insomnia I will always live the onyx night for revealing, and, upon it, still I'll steal the bright light of day right away just to keep building at speeds hypersonic.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Michael Bassey Johnson
“God used the element of faith to construct the earth and its inhabitants. Whatever he said, it came to pass, then dropped these elements in us to say whatever we want to also come to pass, but sin and disbelieve has murdered the faith in us and need to be ressurected by purity and strong will power.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Peter Zumthor
“Construction is the art of making a meaningful whole out of many parts. Buildings are witnesses to the human ability to construct concrete things. I believe that the real core of all architectural work lies in the act of construction. At the point in time concrete materials are assembled and erected, the architecture we have been looking for becomes part of the real world.”
Peter Zumthor

Fredrik Backman
“He'd discovered that he liked houses. Maybe mostly because they were understandable. They could be calculated and drawn on paper. They did not leak if they were made water tight, they did not collapse if they were properly supported. Houses were fair, they gave you what you deserved. Which, unfortunately, was more than one could say about people.”
Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

Joyce Carol Oates
“Our house was made of stone, stucco, and clapboard; the newer wings, designed by a big-city architect, had a good deal of glass, and looked out into the Valley, where on good days we could see for many miles while on humid hazy days we could see barely beyond the fence that marked the edge of our property. Father, however, preferred the roof: In his white, light-woolen three-piece suit, white fedora cocked back on his head, for luck, he spent many of his waking hours on the highest peak of the highest roof of the house, observing, through binoculars, the amazing progress of construction in the Valley - for overnight, it seemed, there appeared roads, expressways, sewers, drainage pipes, "planned" communities with such names as Whispering Glades, Murmuring Oaks, Pheasant Run, Deer Willow, all of them walled to keep out intruders, and, yet more astonishing, towerlike buildings of aluminum and glass and steel and brick, buildings whose windows shone and winked like mirrors, splendid in sunshine like pillars of flame; such beauty where once there had been mere earth and sky, it caught at your throat like a great bird's talons, taking your breath away. 'The ways of beauty are as a honeycomb,' Father told us, and none of us could determine, staring at his slow moving lips, whether the truth he spoke was a happy truth or not, whether even it was truth. ("Family")”
Joyce Carol Oates, American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940's Until Now

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your life success is well designed by the mental transformation you experience. That mental transformation guides you to construct powerful decisions. You can't live life so well without mental make-ups.”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

M.F. Moonzajer
“You cannot expect a man to love you, but not because of your body or physical construction. It is like giving a man the option between choosing you and a monkey.”
M.F. Moonzajer, LOVE, HATRED AND MADNESS

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
“Personal branding for dream fulfillment often comes like the process of building castles. You have to be attracted to the construction work carefully, consistently and passionately over time.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

José Ortega y Gasset
“... every hypothesis is a construction, and because of this it is an authentic theory. In so far as they merit that exigent name, ideas are never a mere reception of presumed realities, but they are constructions of possibilities; therefore they are pure bits of imagination, or fine ideas of our own...”
José Ortega y Gasset

Gene  Morton
“Develop your leaders into a competitive advantage. Reconnect your leader-power to success.”
Gene Morton, Leaders First: Six Bold Steps to Sustain Breakthroughs in Construction

Witold Rybczynski
“The truth is that a nineteenth-century warehouse exhibits greater craft in its construction than all but the most expensive modern buildings.”
Witold Rybczynski

Bryant McGill
“We are all constructed out of our self dialogue.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Steven Magee
“The scandal with the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna Kea is how it managed to obtain a construction permit to build a manned telescope in a known biologically toxic environment to workers. How many more people need to die, get injured or develop long term very high altitude sickness that will last a lifetime?”
Steven Magee, Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

“My life: under construction, but beautiful.”
A.D. Posey

Olaotan Fawehinmi
“Character is like 'Structural Integrity' in the field of engineering.

A construction is believed to have structural integrity when it can withstand 'impact' from anywhere and anything, functioning adequately for its desired purposes and service life, until a physical collapse proves otherwise.

'Integrity' springs from the original Latin root 'integrum', which means "Intact".

A man has INTEGRITY when he remains INTACT, despite the IMPACT of forces that seek to sidetrack him.
He will never confuse "what is" with "what ought to be", EVEN WHEN "what is" will work in his favour.
A man who will choose, not what the world forces his hands to choose, but what aligns with his destiny and will propel him to become what he is meant to become.

Such men are few, such men should be me and you.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within

“Truth is a fundamental principle that is needed for any form of building or construction. So also is honesty.”
Sunday Adelaja

“The real beauty of the building is seen when the right paints touch its walls”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

John R. Dallas Jr.
“Memory Lane always seems to be under reconstruction.”
John R. Dallas Jr., We Need to Have a Word: Words of Wisdom, Courage and Patience for Work, Home and Everywhere

Amit Kalantri
“The world is administered by rich but it is constructed by poor.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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