Construction Quotes

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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

Erik Pevernagie
“Let us fear the torment of emotions that might sway in its wake chaos through the sound construction of reason and discernment. Let us cherish instead emotional intelligence along the intricate and tortuous paths of life’s labyrinth. ("No handkerchief, when you need it")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“If we expect to “know” the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, we may have a hard time seeing the whole picture, since the truth is a willful construction that allows us often merely to “guess”. ("Hinter der Mattscheibe")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“Happiness is a flow between a playful construction and a painful deconstruction, undulating from a hampering past into a liberating 'now,' escorting a meandering flood of twists and turns, caressing the velvet sand of dreamy beaches or smashing sometimes into the rocks of reality. ("New York at arm's length of desire")”
Erik Pevernagie, Words of Wisdom: Selected and illustrated by his readers

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 Teran, 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 Fletcher 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

“I am the Constellation of my own”
Artist Emerald

Karl Wiggins
“I worked in construction management and I don’t think construction workers are always honoured in the way they deserve. Barring natural disasters, a house or a 50-storey building is going to remain standing until it’s demolished, and that’s irrespective of the quality of craftsmanship. But the aesthetic qualities of good bricks will never be appreciated unless the workmanship is of the highest standard. Whether it’s writing, cooking or bricklaying, quality of workmanship will always be the determining factor as to whether or not the finished product turns out mediocre or really exceptional. The choice of brick - just like the choice of words or spices - may well have a large bearing on the aesthetics of a new build, be it a large housing estate or just an ordinary garden wall but put the trowel in the right hands and poor-quality bricks can be made to look much better than they really are.”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

Karl Wiggins
“A good bricklayer can lay his last brick of the day, point up, wash up, turn his back on his day’s work, and every single one of the joints between the bricks will be exactly 15mm. Why? Because he’s done it so many times, that’s why. It’s repetitive.

It’s probably the same for a good hairdresser, a mechanic, a musician, a prostitute and I’m sure Masai Warriors hunting lions in the heart of the Masai Mara.”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

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

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

Bobby Darnell
“Yes, CRM is all about Customer Relationship Management...but it is also about Prospect Relationships as well.”
Bobby Darnell, Time For Dervin - Living Large In Geiggityville

“Water can neither be created nor be destroyed but can be transferred from one form to another form”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Bobby Darnell
“CRM...because Business Development is a 'Contact Sport'.”
Bobby Darnell, Time For Dervin - Living Large In Geiggityville

Steven Magee
“Over 275,000 people had signed to end the construction of the TMT telescope at the Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO) by week 20 of the protest.”
Steven Magee

Martin Heidegger
“Precisely because we have embarked on the great and long venture of demolishing a world that has grown old and of rebuilding it authentically anew, i.e. historically, we must know the tradition. We must know more—i.e. our knowledge must be stricter and more binding—than all the epochs before us, even the most revolutionary. Only the most radical historical knowledge can make us aware of our extraordinary tasks and preserve us from a new wave of mere restoration and uncreative imitation.”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics

Melanie A. Smith
“I walk past a construction site and manage a fond smile as I watch the workers clean up for the day, their behemoth starting to claw its iron talons toward the sky as the materials come together, magically creating a new economy where once there was none.”
Melanie A. Smith, The Safeguarded Heart

Howard  Ryan
“Sometimes we put ourselves in places that only we can get out of!”
Howard Ryan, What My Builder Didn't Tell Me

Steven Magee
“COVID-19 caused a lumber shortage in 2020.”
Steven Magee

Umberto Eco
“Affected as they are by a constitutive solipsism, philosophies can say everything about the world
they design and very little about the world they help to construct.”
Umberto Eco, Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language

Kate Braverman
“It is all stone upon stone, one at a time, relentless as cells. . . . And stone is the DNA of the exterior world.”
Kate Braverman, Squandering the Blue: Stories

“Scott Forbes works in NJ as a construction specialist. His primary area of expertise is developing and building bespoke homes. He has been in this niche for many years. Scott Forbes ensures that he closely follows his client's briefs and always completes jobs on time and in full. His punctuality is second-to-none.”
Scott Forbes NJ

Abhijit Naskar
“There is nothing wrong in development, it is wrong when development happens at the cost of environment and at the cost of culture and humanity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Girl Over God: The Novel

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The use of a building as only one thing—a school, an office, a church, etc.—is an underuse of the land.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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