Bridges Quotes

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Aberjhani
“A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare
to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Glennon Doyle Melton
“In all my close friendships, words are the bricks I use to build bridges. To know someone I need to hear her, and to feel known, I need to be heard by her. The process of knowing and loving another person happens for me through conversation. I reveal something to help my friend understand me, she responds in a way that assures me she values my revelation, and then she adds something to help me understand her. This back-and-forth is repeated again and again as we go deeper into each other's hearts, minds, pasts, and dreams. Eventually, a friendship is built - a solid, sheltering structure that exists in the space between us - a space outside of ourselves that we can climb deep into. There is her, there is me, and then there is our friendship - this bridge we've built together.”
Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior

Vladimir Nabokov
“Children of her type contrive the purest philosophies. Ada had worked out her own little system. Hardly a week had elapsed since Van’s arrival when he was found worthy of being initiated in her web of wisdom. An individual’s life consisted of certain classified things: "real things" which were unfrequent and priceless, simply "things" which formed the routine stuff of life; and "ghost things," also called "fogs," such as fever, toothache, dreadful disappointments, and death. Three or more things occurring at the same time formed a "tower," or, if they came in immediate succession, they made a "bridge." "Real towers" and "real bridges" were the joys of life, and when the towers came in a series, one experienced supreme rapture; it almost never happened, though. In some circumstances, in a certain light, a neutral "thing" might look or even actually become "real" or else, conversely, it might coagulate into a fetid "fog." When the joy and the joyless happened to be intermixed, simultaneously or along the ramp of duration, one was confronted with "ruined towers" and "broken bridges.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle

“Understanding languages and other cultures builds bridges. It is the fastest way to bring the world closer together and to Truth. Through understanding, people will be able to see their similarities before differences.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“For too long, information, opportunities, and resources have been constraints, they need to be the bridges.”
Sharad Vivek Sagar

“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

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

Nick Flynn
“(2002) In Rome, month upon month, I struggled with how to structure the book about my father (He already had the water, he just had to discover jars). At one point I laid each chapter out on the terrazzo floor, eighty-three in all, arranged them like the map of an imaginary city. Some of the piles of paper, I imagined, were freestanding buildings, some were clustered into neighborhoods, and some were open space. On the outskirts, of course, were the tenements--abandoned, ramshackled. The spaces between the piles were the roads, the alleyways, the footpaths, the rivers. The bridges to other neighborhoods, the bridges out...In this way I could get a sense if one could find their way through the book, if the map I was creating made sense, if it was a place one would want to spend some time in. If one could wander there, if one could get lost.”
Nick Flynn, The Ticking Is the Bomb: A Memoir

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Bridges symbolize change and flexibility! They show us this simple philosophy: When you are on one side, you can easily move to the other side!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Nelson Algren
“So he bought tickets to the Greyhound and they climbed, painfully, inch by inch and with the knowledge that, once they reached the top, there would be one breath-taking moment when the car would tip precariously into space, over an incline six stories steep and then plunge, like a plunging plane. She buried her head against him, fearing to look at the park spread below. He forced himself to look: thousands of little people and hundreds of bright little stands, and over it all the coal-smoke pall of the river factories and railroad yards. He saw in that moment the whole dim-lit city on the last night of summer; the troubled streets that led to the abandoned beaches, the for-rent signs above overnight hotels and furnished basement rooms, moving trolleys and rising bridges: the cagework city, beneath a coalsmoke sky.”
Nelson Algren, Never Come Morning

Markus Zusak
“I told her I loved the howling sound of her harmonica. That seemed to be the limit of my courage that night, and even those spoken words had to struggle their way out of my mouth. It's all very well for words to build bridges, but sometimes I think it's a matter of knowing when to do it. Knowing when the time's right.”
Markus Zusak, Getting the Girl

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Wisdom is not a destination, wisdom is just a bridge. It takes you from a misty world and takes you to a sunny world where you can see everything clearly!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“You cannot have the right to cross a bridge without respecting it! You cannot have the right to use the things without respecting them!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Diana Wynne Jones
“BRIDGES. The Rule is that, when being pursued by the forces of Darkness, you are going to need to cross a Bridge, and there will be no Bridge. While the Tour is waiting to find a way across, the forces of the Dark have time to catch up. Even if there is supposed to be a Bridge on the route, you are likely to arrive to find it broken — whereupon the forces of the Dark gain steadily again. The only Bridges sure to be still in place are ANCIENT ENGINEERING PROJECTS, and they will be huge, with, as soon as you get to the middle, a tendency to develop a small but impassible gap right at the apex.”
Diana Wynne Jones, The Tough Guide to Fantasyland

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“I don’t burn my bridges. I use nuclear weapons to vaporise them.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

“Is always easier to go along with what others have said, “burn bridges”, burning bridges is only easier and that is why so many adopt to just burn bridges… did we every thought that once burned, it is not as easy to build one? If possible, we should ALWAYS keep the bridge standing, take care and maintain it, because in the long run, bridges are what we all need to improve and thrive in everything from health, relationships, business to spirituality. _nickc”
nick catricala

“For twelve days we walked through the barren desert lands to jungles, through marshes and mountains, sleeping on the hillsides and in the train stations of dusty pueblos; we slept under bridges and on the tracks too, all the better to be alerted of the coming train.”
Milan Sime Martinic, Ironway: Watching Over Benjamin Hill -

Thomas Lloyd Qualls
“There are two paths for anyone who is seeking to learn that which is kept hidden. One is to initiate into a society, secret or not, with traditions that are well-established. The other is to seek one’s own path and to forge the way by trial and error. Either choice is dangerous. In order to master the mysteries of the universe, one must bridge heaven and earth. The bridge is a world in itself.”
Thomas Lloyd Qualls, Painted Oxen

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The old stone bridges have something to tell us: When you trust yourself, people will trust you! If you stand firm, people will come to you!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Steven Magee
“My future aspirations involve living under bridges with my belongings in a shopping cart.”
Steven Magee

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The bridge makes life easier; but the cliff makes you stronger!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Núria Añó
“Literary translations construct cultural bridges and enlarge our horizons.”
Núria Añó

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If there is an endless bridge, then there is an endless abyss!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The easiest way to leave this world without leaving this world is to stand in the middle of a bridge and watch the surroundings!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

C.A.A. Savastano
“Hatred and judgement does not build bridges to a pleasant future, it burns them. Cooperation and diplomacy are what builds them.”
C.A.A. Savastano

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The crackling sounds of an old and tired bridge can best be understood by an old and tired person! Those who have carried the burden of life for so long are the ones who understand each other best!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you want to cross a bridge that is likely to collapse, you will be disregarding not only your life but also the life of the bridge!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If both sides of a bridge are the same, it is best to stand in a different place: on the bridge!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“The view along the bridge is just as beautiful as the other side. Surrender to its beauty.”
Jennifer Stannard

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