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1. "I could break bricks with my hands when I was 12."
Author: Akshay Kumar
2. "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."
Author: Alan Kay
3. "A company could use bricks to measure their growth rate. How many bricks have angry investors thrown at you lately? If the answer is none, then your growth rate is probably pretty good… for the moment."
Author: Amy Summers
4. "Data! Data! Data!' he cried impatiently, "I cannot make bricks without clay!"
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
5. "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."
Author: Benjamin Britten
6. "English bond is a style in which one row is made up entirely of stretchers (the long side of bricks) and the next is made only of headers (the end side)."
Author: Bill Bryson
7. "When young we think there will come one person who will savor and sustain us always; when we are older we know this is the dream of a child, that all hearts finally are bruised and scarred, scored and torn, repaired by time and will, patched by force of character, yet fragile and rickety forevermore, no matter how ferocious the defense and how many bricks you bring to the wall."
Author: Brian Doyle
8. "The well from which we draw our love to give to other people, should never be only as deep as the well wherein resides the love we have already received in our lives. The cycle must be broken. The former well must be abandoned and we must create a love in our hearts for others, from the bricks and the mortar of our own visions. Our raw materials must come not only from what we received; but our raw materials must come from what we envision to create. From your desires and your visions— your bricks and mortar should materialize. And if your former well is completely empty and dry— so what— you don't owe it to your past, to the people who hurt you, to make that emptiness and that void, your place for drawing water from!"
Author: C. JoyBell C.
9. "[Samantha Dunn] wrote that when God wants your attention, first He throws feathers. After that, He starts throwing bricks."
Author: Claire Fontaine
10. "...This is the arena in which a spiritualized disobedience means most. It doesn't mean a second New Deal, another massive bureaucratic attack on our problems. It doesn't mean taking to the streets, throwing bricks through the window at the Bank of America, or driving a tractor through the local McDonald's. It means living differently. It means taking responsibility for the character of the human world. That's a real confrontation with the problem of value. In short, refusal of the present is a return to what Thoreau and Ruskin called "human fundamentals, valuable things," and it is a movement into the future. This movement into the future is also a powerful expression of that most human spiritual emotion, Hope.p.124"
Author: Curtis White
11. "Good moods're as fragile as eggs...Bad moods're as fragile as bricks."
Author: David Mitchell
12. "No reason to feel nervous at night, not even at eleven thirty at night, in the heart of New York. Nothing ever happened to her kind of people; things happened to people living down those cross streets in old red bricks or old brownstones. Things threatened silver and gold dancers there in the Iridium Room across. But things didn't happen to her or anyone she knew."
Author: Dorothy B. Hughes
13. "If I could only keep up my spirit- if I could only play the game according to the sportsman's code which Rita had been trying to teach me so gravely and so sweetly- if I could only, I told myself, do that, then in the long run, all might be right between us- because I had not nagged her or wearied her, because I had proved myself her peer, as prompt to offer all for love and as brave to bear its passing. 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, the fires which keep the poet alive as the citizen never lives, but which burn all the roofs of security!"
Author: Edmund Wilson
14. "Genius too does nothing but learn first how to lay bricks then how to build, and continually seek for material and continually form itself around it.Every activity of man is amazingly complicated, not only that of the genius: but none is a ‘miracle."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
15. "I fear that in this thing many rich people deceive themselves. They go on accumulating the means but never using them; making bricks, but never building."
Author: George Eliot
16. "What we need to question is bricks, concrete, glass, our table manners, our utensils, our tools, the way we spend our time, our rhythms. To question that which seems to have ceased forever to astonish us. We live, true, we breathe, true; we walk, we go downstairs, we sit at a table in order to eat, we lie down on a bed on order to sleep. How? Where? When? Why?Describe your street. Describe another. Compare."
Author: Georges Perec
17. "In particular, I found praying very disturbing, like swimming with bricks tied to your feet. And yet I was drawn to it constantly."
Author: Jack Dee
18. "So we went to bed, assaulted by sleep that fumed at us from medicine glasses, or was wielded from small sweet-coated tablets -- dainty bricks of dream wrapped in the silk stockings of oblivion."
Author: Janet Frame
19. "A brick, with its rigid conformity, could be used as a model for how the government wants its citizens to be treated. Every brick in this country is equal, and as such they should be identical, and line up in a straight line and keep quiet. And they should never, ever, question the bricklayers. Bricks do not talk back."
Author: Jarod Kintz
20. "The clouds blanketed the city, and the rain sounded like bricks hitting the roof. I hope my cat's not still sleeping up there."
Author: Jarod Kintz
21. "A brick could be wrapped in plastic and sold individually to toddlers as toys. (Warning: Bricks can be harmful if swallowed. If ingested, please contact a physician first, and then the manager of a circus.)"
Author: Jarod Kintz
22. "People love to love, but I love to sleep, and that is why cats are closer to God than bricks are to blankets. –Cap'n Kintz"
Author: Jarod Kintz
23. "The Builders are building with you in mind, dear citizen, so don't worry your tiny mind about whether the bricks they are using are going to construct schools or prisons. They won't tell, and you can't tell, so just keep watching the news and it will all be OK."
Author: Jarod Kintz
24. "Do I mind losing? No, because losses and wins are just the bricks on the path to success. Both losing and winning are needed to find prosperity."
Author: Jarod Kintz
25. "The wall of silence that exists between us is as long as the Great Wall of China. And though it's the same length, our wall is about two bricks quieter."
Author: Jarod Kintz
26. "Love is like building a wall with two bricks and a ton of wind. Obviously you and your lover are bricks."
Author: Jarod Kintz
27. "She sniffled. "Does he know?""Not a clue," Law said. "There are concrete bricks less dense than my beloved."
Author: Jez Morrow
28. "Faith. Trust. They don't come naturally, but as we lay those first bricks, we notice that little by little, a foundation is forming. Eventually we can end up building the most beautiful things with faith and trust."
Author: José N. Harris
29. "We can't talk about it, or I know she won't so I don't even try, but it's what goes unsaid between people tat builds up like masonry. You have to either knock the bricks out with other things, or let them keep stacking until eventually you are alone in a room."
Author: Justin Taylor
30. "For the perfect gentleman was out there somewhere, waiting for her. He would be nothing like Father, he would be an artist, with an artist's sense of beauty and possibility, who didn't care two whits about bricks and bugs. Who was open and easy to read, whose passions and dreams brought light to his eyes. And he would love her, and only her."
Author: Kate Morton
31. "There wasn't a single item of importance [in the newspaper]. A tower of illusion, all of it, made of illusory bricks and full of holes. If life were made up only of imporant things, it really would be a dangerous house of glass, scarcely to be handled carelessly. But everyday life was exactly like the headlines. And so everybody, knowing the meaninglessness of existence, sets the centre of his compass at his own home."
Author: Kōbō Abe
32. "Lovers communicate not inside sentences, but between them. Passion lurks within interstice. It is grouting rather than bricks."
Author: Lionel Shriver
33. "Give a low man one ounce of power and he'll throw ten thousand pounds of bricks on your head."
Author: Lisa See
34. "Bricks without straw are more easily made than imagination without memories."
Author: Lord Dunsany
35. "MiaowConsider me.I sit here like Tiberius,inscrutable and grand.I will let "I dare not"wait upon "I would"and bear the twanglingof your small guitarbecause you are my owland foster me with milk.Why wet my paw?Just keep me in a bagand no one knows the truth.I am familiar with witchesand stand a better chance in hell than youfor I can dance on hot bricks,leap your heightand land on all fours.I am the servant of the Living God.I worship in my way. Look into these slit green stonesand follow your reflected lights into the dark.Michel, Duc de Montaigne, knew.You don't play with me.I play with you."
Author: Mark Haddon
36. "It takes a thousand bricks to build a wall, but only one to tear it down."
Author: Markus W. Lunner
37. "It felt like life had thrown a pie right in my face. And that pie was full of bricks."
Author: Molly Harper
38. "A brick is a biographical film in which a young orphan brick from the wrong side of the track grows up to be one of the most important bricks in all brick kind, as it is now quite literally the cornerstone of one of America's greatest ballparks.(Fenway)"
Author: Nicole McKay
39. "You are wise as well as short.""I can also break bricks with my bare hands.""That's a handy skill if you ever find yourself walled up in the basement of an abandoned house by a psychopath."
Author: Nora Roberts
40. "It was much more than bricks and stone - It was an idea."
Author: Patricia C. McKissack
41. "Percy was waiting for them. He looked mad.He stood at the edge of the glacier, leaning on the staff with the golden eagle, gazing down at the wreckage he'd caused: several hundred acres of newly open water dotted with icebergs and flotsam from the ruined camp.The only remains on the glacier were the main gates, which listed sideways, and a tattered blue banner lying over a pile of now-bricks.When they ran up to him, Percy said, "Hey," like they were just meeting for lunch or something."You're alive!" Frank marveled.Percy frowned. "The fall? That was nothing. I fell twice that far from the St. Louis Arch.""You did what?" Hazel asked."Never mind. The important thing was I didn't drown."
Author: Rick Riordan
42. "The notion of a country cottage settled in her thoughts as a watercolor, red bricks, climbing roses, the house the most intelligent of the three little pigs built, but with some age on it now; and the place they found in western Massachusetts wasn't far off, solid enough to withstand huffs and puffs, small enough to feel manageable, large enough to hold visiting grandchildren, old enough to inspire optimism about what might, improbably, endure."
Author: Robin Black
43. "Books -- they come home hot in your hands and then by increments they warm your life, like heated bricks in a New England bed."
Author: Robin R. Meyers
44. "If you write, fix pipes, grade papers, lay bricks or drive a taxi - do it with a sense of pride. And do it the best you know how. Be cognizant and sympathetic to the guy alongside, because he wants a place in the sun, too. And always...always look past his color, his creed, his religion and the shape of his ears. Look for the whole person. Judge him as the whole person."
Author: Rod Serling
45. "Home wasn't a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go."
Author: Sarah Dessen
46. "My disinterest in your bullshit is so tangible you could make bricks out of it"
Author: Scott Lynch
47. "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."
Author: Siobhan Davies
48. "Learn all you can.... Get to know their families, clans and tribes, friends and enemies, wells, hills and roads. Do all this by listening and by indirect inquiry. ... Get to speak their dialect ... not yours. Until you can understand their allusions, avoid getting deep into conversation or you will drop bricks. ~ T.E. Lawrence, from "The Arab Bulletin," 20 August 1917"
Author: T.E. Lawrence
49. "She needed facts. Facts were bricks. Maybe she could build herself a wall with them, too, one tall and wide and strong enough to keep her alive when he was gone."
Author: Vicki Pettersson
50. "Women have sat indoors all these millions of years, so that by this time the very walls are permeated by their creative force, which has, indeed, so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and politics."
Author: Virginia Woolf

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Eragon! I never want to hear you use that excuse again, that because someone else has done--or would do--something means that you should too. It's lazy, repugnant, and indicative of an inferior mind. Am I clear?"
Author: Christopher Paolini

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