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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.
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.
Few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks.
P. G. Wodehouse
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.
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!
Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.
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.
The bricks and mortar of the music business, they don't exist any longer.
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.
They been callin up here, asking when I am gonna get out. When I hit bricks, it all belongs to me.
I could break bricks with my hands when I was 12.
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
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.
The cost of acquiring new customers and maintaining those relationships in an online environment versus bricks and mortar is significant.
On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: they've seen the bricks of ideas built over a period so therefore there is an acceptance of what otherwise might seem out on a limb.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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