Barriers Quotes

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Randy Pausch
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Milan Kundera
“Indeed, the only truly serious questions are ones that even a child can formulate. Only the most naive of questions are truly serious. They are the questions with no answers. A question with no answer is a barrier that cannot be breached. In other words, it is questions with no answers that set the limit of human possibilities, describe the boundaries of human existence.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Viktor E. Frankl
“Fear makes come true that which one is afraid of.”
Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

“You were born a winner, a warrior, one who defied the odds by surviving the most gruesome battle of them all - the race to the egg. And now that you are a giant, why do you even doubt victory against smaller numbers and wider margins? The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


I was born into
A religion of Light,
But with so many other
Religions and
How do I know which
Is right?

Is it not
My birthright
To seek out the light?
To find Truth
After surveying all the proof,
Am I supposed
To love
Or fight?
And why do all those who
Try to guide me,
Always start by dividing
And multiplying me –
From what they consider
Wrong or right?
I thought,
There were no walls
For whoever beams truth and light.
And how can one speak on Light's behalf,
lf all they do
Is act black,
But talk WHITE?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“We are not sheep or cows. God didn’t create fences for us or boundaries to contain our nationalities. Man did. God didn’t draw up religious barriers to separate us from each other. Man did. And on top of that, no father would like to see his children fighting or killing each other. The Creator favors the man who spreads loves over the man who spreads hate. A religious title does not make anyone more superior over another. If a kind man stands by his conscience and exhibits truth in his words and actions, he will stand by God regardless of his faith. If mankind wants to evolve, we must learn from our past mistakes. If not, our technology will evolve without us.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

E.M. Forster
“It makes a difference, doesn't it, whether we fence ourselves in, or whether we are fenced out by the barriers of others?”
E.M Forster, A Room with a View

Israelmore Ayivor
“Refuse to become a victim of your circumstances and give a lift to your potentials each and every day against the wish of any obstacle you encounter!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Pascal Mercier
“What separates me from my present is like a fine mist, an intangible veil, an invisible wall. They don't put up the slightest resistance. Nothing would shatter if I were to walk through it. Because there is actually nothing at all between me and the world. A single step would be enough. Why didn't I take it long ago?”
Pascal Mercier, Perlmanns Schweigen

Arnaldur Indriðason
“He impressed people. Unconsciously. Some people are like that. I'm not. There's something in those people that breaks down all the barriers, because they act completely the way they are, have nothing to hide, never shelter behind anything, are just themselves, straightforward.”
Arnaldur Indriðason, Silence of the Grave

“Build bridges, not walls.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Through love, tribes have been intermixing colors to reveal a new rainbow world. And as more time passes, this racial and cultural blending will make it harder for humans to side with one race, nation or religion over another.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I have both the violent turbulence of the storm and the quiet promises of God in the storm. And what I must work to remember is that something is not necessarily stronger simply because it’s louder.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Failure is not the deterrent for the next try. Rather, it is information that empowers the next step.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Sheryl WuDunn
“...cultural barriers can be overcome relatively swiftly where there is the political will to do so.”
Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Randy Pausch
“Brick walls are not there to keep us out, they are there to show us how much we want something.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

“reflect...and you can go beyond the barriers. You are such a capable, amazing individual, dont let that f**kin worries, negative thoughts conquer your mind...reach out through happiness and you can discover everything you've always imagined you could be.”
Napz Cherub Pellazo

Ali Smith
“’s like the people in the play are living in the same world but separately from each other, like their worlds have somehow become disjointed or broken off each other’s worlds. But if they could just step out of themselves, or just hear and see what’s happening right next to their ears and eyes, they’d see it’s the same play they’re all in, the same world, that they’re all part of the same story.”
Ali Smith, Winter

“While walls provide a boundary and protection, they also exclude people and make intimacy ('into-me-see') difficult.”
Sue Hawkins, Relational Depth: New Perspectives and Developments

Ali Smith
“..even language is a kind of muteness, that everything is at an irrevocable distance; it made him wish to cross incomprehensible farnesses and yet simultaneously know he couldn’t, he was hobbled, shackled. It was the nature of things, we are all shackled, hobbled.”
Ali Smith, Spring

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“In the insanity of the cube we feel safe within its confines, yet the insanity is believing that confines equate to safety.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The architect of the walls around me is the fear within me. And if I have foolishly granted this architect full license to build whatever it pleases in whatever manner it pleases, I will find that I have confused safety with imprisonment.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Warren Buffett
“In business, I look for economic castles protected by unreachable moats.”
Warren Buffett

Kamaran Ihsan Salih
“Walk slow to tackle all the barriers which you face them.”
Kamaran Ihsan Salih

Marcel Proust
“Nothing so tempts us to approach another person as what is keeping us apart; and what barrier is so insurmountable as silence? It has been said also that silence is torture, capable of goading to madness the man who is condemned to it in a prison cell. But what an even greater torture than that of having to keep silence it is to have to endure the silence of the person one loves!”
Marcel Proust, The Guermantes Way: In Search of Lost Time #3

Amit Kalantri
“If you have been battling the cannon fire, gunfire won't bother you.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Mindee Arnett
“Titles served their purpose in creating necessary boundaries, reminding people of their place in life. Once she hadn’t realized how vast the chasm was between the highborn and lowborn, but she’d spent the last few years learning better. It was a vast chasm indeed, uncrossable.”
Mindee Arnett, Onyx and Ivory

Jim Morrison
“I rely on images of violence, which bring the shock of pain, to penetrate the barriers people erect and defend, not simple defenses; the phony facades people live behind. Blocking their perceptions from coming in, and blocking their feelings from coming put. There are two way I try to shatter those facades, or at least make a hole where something can get in, to let the trapped feelings out--one way is violence, pain. The other is eroticism.”
Jim Morrison, The Collected Works of Jim Morrison

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