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A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
Lydia M. Child
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
I got in the school band and the school choir. It all hit me like a ton of bricks, everything just came out. I played percussion for a while, and stayed after school forever just tinkering around with different things, the clarinets and the violins.
Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house. Slowly you see more details of the house-the color of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows. The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house.
I have managed to eke out a good and substantial existence. I'm not shoveling gold bricks or anything, but I do very, very well.
Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.
The bricks and mortar of the music business, they don't exist any longer.
For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
I could break bricks with my hands when I was 12.
The reason for this project comes from my childhood, that is clear to me. I did not have any toys. So, I played in the bricks of ruined buildings around me and with which I built houses.
Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.
I won't forget the hood. I won't forget the days of catching a bullet on the way to the mailbox or bricks with death threats that somehow made their way through the window.
Few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks.
P. G. Wodehouse
Let us think of Nature as a builder, making all that we see out of atoms of a limited number of kinds, just as the builder of a house constructs it out of so many different kinds of things: bricks, slates, planks, panes of glass, and so on.
William Henry Bragg
A career is like a house: it's made of many bricks, and each brick has the same value, because without any one of them, the house would collapse.
If I could only remember that the days were, not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart.
Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.
They been callin up here, asking when I am gonna get out. When I hit bricks, it all belongs to me.
It's a consoling notion that death is a very tiny hole, and you need to make yourself very small to get through it. One obviously needs to lighten off, and a rucksack full of bricks or a mantelpiece full of trophies will certainly have to be abandoned - the sooner the better, I say.
I think your life is governed not by the bricks or mortar around you, it's governed by who holds your hand and who spits in your eye.
Actors need bricks to play with, and in fact we rejected all the improvised fragments we had made without a plan. Improvisation without a plan is like tennis without tennis balls.
Lars von Trier
The general public will almost always stand behind the traditionalists. In the public eye, architecture is about comfort, about shelter, about bricks and mortar.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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