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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

Jarod Kintz
“New streets should be Twitter friendly and be named with hashtags up front. I’d build a house on ‪#‎LoversLane‬.”
Jarod Kintz, Write like no one is reading

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

Jarod Kintz
“With six pieces of wood, I’m building a life, and my coffin.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

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

Jarod Kintz
“I am an orange construction cone, and I say to you, “Caution.” This is my advice for love—and for driving while blindfolded, which is safer than love.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“I would rather build a relationship than a wall. Can you pass me another brick?”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

“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

Alain de Botton
“For us to deem a work of architecture elegant, it is hence not enough that it look simple: we must feel that the simplicity it displays has been hard won, that it flows from the resolution of demanding technical or natural predicament. Thus we call the Shaker staircase in Pleasant Hill elegant because we know--without ever having constructed one ourselves--that a staircase is a site complexity, and that combinations of treads, risers and banisters rarely approach the sober intelligibility of the Sharkers' work. We deem a modern Swiss house elegant because we not how seamlessly its windows have been joined to their concrete walls, and how neatly the usual clutter of construction has been resolved away. We admire starkly simple works that we intuit would, without immense effort, have appeared very complicated. (p 209)”
Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness

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

“In a real road-construction situation, I would never get out of my car when traffic is backed up, walk over to the foreman of the crew, and ask if I can help make the road so that it all moves more quickly. Yet I found myself doing just that with God in my past when He was trying to repair me. Construction sites have caution cones and broken pavement and heavy equipment I'm not qualified to operate. I must have looked just as out of place trying to make repairs on myself all those years. When I put my trust in Him and have patience in Him as the foreman of my life--the One who is repairing a broken relationship with my mom, building me a stronger and healthier body and assembling healthier friendships and a marriage with a solid foundation--I live a life with much fewer obstructions on my ultimate commute to becoming fearless. And I trust that God has made the plans to finish the good work He has already begun. He will continue constructing the life He knows I'm meant to lead as I travel freely in my journey of "becoming.”
Michelle Aguilar, Becoming Fearless: My Ongoing Journey of Learning to Trust God

“The fact that no limits exist to the destructiveness of this weapon [the 'Super', i.e. the hydrogen bomb] makes its very existence and the knowledge of its construction a danger to humanity as a whole. It is necessarily an evil thing considered in any light. For these reasons, we believe it important for the President of the United States to tell the American public and the world what we think is wrong on fundamental ethical principles to initiate the development of such a weapon.”
Enrico Fermi

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

Lee Battersby
“The only direction not represented in their construction was vertical.”
Lee Battersby, The Corpse-Rat King

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

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

M.F. Moonzajer
“Knowledge is knowledge whether it teaches you construction or destruction.”
M.F. Moonzajer

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

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
“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

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

“A great man's strength is identified by what he builds, not what he destroys”
Constance Chuks Friday

“It's inimical to be critical without being constructive”
Constance Chuks Friday

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

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