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

“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


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

“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

“The difference between success and failure is that when you see barriers you bring about failure, and when you see possibilities you bring about success.”
Meir Ezra

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

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

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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“How in the world are we supposed to engage life when we spend all of our life building walls to protect ourselves from the very thing that we say we want to engage? The answer is, I think, understanding that God doesn’t need walls but we need Him.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Move your own mountains.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“In times of crisis, what we don’t need are nice ideas or colorful platitudes or the congenial pat-on-the-back. What we need is a God Who so perfectly transcends the thing that is attacking us that His presence alone obliterates all of the fear within us.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Harshita Gottipati
“It was a single glance,
Just a fraction of a second, I saw you.
Across all the barriers of this mortal world,
I still felt your presence...”
Harshita Gottipati, Born A Free Spirit

Iris Murdoch
“I had the illusion of conversing with a fellow being without a barrier, without a steel door, without a black hood over my head . . . I have never, I think, impressed upon you how almost impossible I find it to communicate with anybody.”
Iris Murdoch, The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

John Cage
“Not the perception of the proportion of things outside of us but the experience of identification with whatever's outside of us (this is obviously a physical impossibility ; that's why it's a mental responsibility).”
John Cage, A Year from Monday: New Lectures and Writings

Rachel Ingalls
“After the marriage, Edward changed along with everything else. The barriers came up all around her. Where once, on the outside, she had felt shut out of their exclusive family, now--on the inside--she was debarred from the rest of the world.”
Rachel Ingalls, Three Masquerades: Novellas

“Common man's philosophies arise from the social status and affordability of people. Great personalities become prominent because they can break the barriers.”
Pawan Kumar Tiwari

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

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