Top 1419 Building Quotes of 2020

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“Building capacity dissolves differences. It irons out inequalities.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“When I was growing in the Callope project, we had an oval parkway. Pavement ran around this whole thing. We’d skate or ride bicycles. There were benches and trees out there. It was paradise to us. They finished building it the same year I was born.”

― Aaron Neville

“I’ve actually started a number of businesses in my career. So I’m 28 currently, but when I was about 16, I started building Websites, and that’s how I put myself through school. I went to Duke with a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, and then to Princeton.”

― Aaron Patzer

“The library world is set up on this model where the library is a physical building and has a number of books and serves a geographical community.”

― Aaron Swartz

“You can talk about and think about Muslims as you want, but you can’t stop Muslims from building a mosque. You can hate Muslims from the comfort of your house or publicly, but when that becomes stopping Muslims from building a mosque or worshipping, then we are crossing the line into something else.”

― Aasif Mandvi

“The more I support with my economic plans the building of a middle class, the quicker they’re going to turn around and say, ‘Hey, we want a bigger say in things.’ So, I knew what I was getting into right at the beginning. It’s the right thing to do.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“Happiness statistics may be most valuable in smaller, local discussions. Understanding how different sorts of programs affect the well-being of citizens would be enormously helpful to a mayor choosing between building a new bridge or offering a tax cut.”

― Adam Davidson

“We could have gone with much bigger labels and more money, but we wanted to go with a company that is LA based, all in the same building, and really understands what the artists want.”

― Adam Jones

“I’ve learned over decades of building that a deadline is a potent tool for problem-solving.”

― Adam Savage

“Going to the roof of the Empire State Building is pretty amazing for kids.”

― Adam Scott

“Building on the work of George Macdonald, William Morris and Edward Plunkett, what became known as high fantasy was more or less invented by J. R. R. Tolkien.”

― Adrian McKinty

“If you’re a digital startup, building and highlighting your social proof is the best way for new users to learn about you.”

― Aileen Lee

“My heart is really in building coalitions.”

― Aja Brown

“Carbon-carbon bond formation reactions are important processes in chemistry because they provide key steps in building complex, bio-active molecules developed as medicines and agrochemicals.”

― Akira Suzuki

“When the president during the campaign said he was against nation building, I didn’t realize he meant our nation.”

― Al Franken

“I don’t know how many of you have been to New York, but if a building is two blocks away from anything, you can’t see it.”

― Al Franken

“Obama might as well be president of Turkey or Brazil; it does not matter. It’s the system that is absolutely flawed, where 25 or 35 or 50 people make multi, multi-billions on building Olympic structures while people live in Barbados and have no roads or clean drinking water. There’s something pretty inequitable there.”

― Al Jourgensen

“It’s such a stupid thing to sign a band and then demand a hit right away to instantly recoup the money. The point is, you have to do it by building your own following, and that is not necessarily done by writing instant hits.”

― Al Jourgensen

“In fact, it will be very easy to climb the building because of its shape and architecture.”

― Alain Robert

“When I climb a building, I’ve been there already, and carefully planned how to start the climb as well as how to do it.”

― Alain Robert

“We’re building what I call ‘software apartheid.’ We’re in the process of creating a divided society: those who can use technology on one side, and those who can’t on the other. And it happens to divide neatly along economic lines.”

― Alan Cooper

“Aside from its parks and nature areas, Singapore is intensively developed, and due to the shortage of land, is building up, down and on manmade islands and landfills.”

― Alan Huffman

“Some of the most exciting moments in ‘Star Wars’ are when you’re cutting between stories and you’re building this momentum.”

― Alan Yang

“I have a bunch of storylines that I could pass to other performers or especially all my knowledge that I have when it comes to building matches, to creating an exciting finish or telling stories in the ring.”

― Alberto Del Rio

“Recreational development is a job not of building roads into the lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind.”

― Aldo Leopold

“The clock of communism has stopped striking. But its concrete building has not yet come crashing down. For that reason, instead of freeing ourselves, we must try to save ourselves from being crushed by its rubble.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Mr. Hussein began building Ghazalia in the early 1980s as a home for army officers and other members of his Baath Party. Concrete mansions with pillars and domes are common in the southern half of the district.”

― Alex Berenson

“In a place like the Greek Theater in L.A., to try and create a close connection with the audience seems almost antithetical to the architecture of the building.”

― Alex Ebert

“You should never be afraid of looking athletic or building too much muscle.”

― Alex Morgan

“I do have a stunt double because there are certain things that they won’t let me do. Like they won’t set fire to me. They won’t like let me jump off a 20 story building. There are certain big stunts that it’s just impossible to get insurance to let me do, but for the most part I’d say I do probably 75% of my stuff.”

― Alex O’Loughlin

“I have spent my career building and improving secure, trustworthy systems, and I am very proud to be working on security at Yahoo.”

― Alex Stamos

“The biggest thing growing cities need to do is minimize barriers to development so that as long as someone is doing good urbanism, they can get permitted quickly and get building quickly.”

― Alex Steffen

“For carbon-neutral cities, there are things worth talking about in how our consumption patterns can change – sharing goods, etc. – but those are a fraction of the impacts of transportation and building energy use. If we need to choose priority actions, the most important things are to densify, provide transit, and green the buildings.”

― Alex Steffen

“Manners are the basic building blocks of civil society.”

― Alexander McCall Smith

“I exist as an annexe of the BBC. I’m down the road a bit from the main building, in a little hut.”

― Alexei Sayle

“If you don’t have solid beliefs you cannot build a stable life. Beliefs are like the foundation of a building, and they are the foundation to build your life upon.”

― Alfred A. Montapert

“Democracy in Yemen did not stop, instead it is in a continuous development, there is no other way to follow rather than democracy, it is our national way for building up our country, it was not imposed on us by others.”

― Ali Abdullah Saleh

“We are fighting corruption and all illegal activities and building a culture of transparency and ethical governance.”

― Ali Bongo Ondimba

“One of the earliest institutions in every New England community was a pair of stocks. The first public building was a meeting-house, but often before any house of God was builded, the devil got his restraining engine.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“We can make black lives matter in the labor movement by building the kinds of movements that black women need to shape a new economy and a new democracy that don’t force them to choose between making a living and being a part of a healthy democracy.”

― Alicia Garza

“I think that building political power has to come from the outside and from within. Meaning, we have to build political alternatives to the existing system, and we have to try to impact what is happening in the existing system.”

― Alicia Garza

“I’ve worked as a singer in metal bands for over ten years now, so I’ve definitely kind of put in my time building that underground family, that underground, loyal fan base.”

― Alissa White-Gluz

“Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum is proof that Rome and contemporary architecture are no longer a paradox. The building is characteristic Hadid – with curving lines and organic shapes – and the permanent collection already boasts works by Francesco Clemente, William Kentridge, and Gerhard Richter.”

― Amanda Hearst

“I guess you can be a supermodel today just by building followers. You don’t necessarily have to do the work of going to Milan and then to Paris or New York, trying to find the right photographer, artist, or designer to see you.”

― Amber Valletta

“Disillusionment can come as fast as a gust, but building faith that the government won’t inflate again is like building a new sailboat, a project of years.”

― Amity Shlaes

“Politicians generally act as if there is no cost to reconnecting with voters by building new New Deals. But the whole exercise of writing law out of New Deal nostalgia is a form of national narcissism. Call it New Deal narcissism.”

― Amity Shlaes

“Your legal career is but a means to an end, and… that end is building the kingdom of God.”

― Amy Coney Barrett

“It is time for us to make a real commitment to our rural communities by expanding broadband, by supporting our farmers, by building affordable housing and taking on rural poverty. That’s how we leave no one behind.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“Building mental strength is the key to reaching our full potential in life.”

― Amy Morin

“Recognizing and replacing the unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that may be sabotaging your best efforts is the key to building mental strength.”

― Amy Morin

“Although most of us don’t spend time thinking about our thoughts, increasing your awareness of your thinking habits proves useful in building resilience.”

― Amy Morin

“Building mental strength is about regulating your emotions, managing your thoughts, and behaving in a positive manner, despite your circumstances.”

― Amy Morin

“Just like you have fire regulations, they should have regulations that no building would be made without charging points for electric vehicles.”

― Anand Mahindra

“I don’t think countries engage with each other looking at immediate gains. It’s building a partnership.”

― Anand Sharma

“Rituals are the building blocks of life, my way of cobbling an entire summer together from incidental wisps.”

― Andre Aciman

“When I played, I just wanted to guard the best player, and I didn’t want him to score. That was just it, just competing. Along the way, it just kept building that I could be a great defender.”

― Andre Iguodala

“From a building right in front of my windows, I can observe the speed of the sunrises and sunsets. The voices of children playing, laughing, yelling, and crying on the playground crawl up to the eighth floor, where I write. Their voices sound so innocent from a distance.”

― Andrea Hirata

“Astronomers are obsessed with building larger and larger telescopes. There are two promises that we make with bigger telescopes: that they can see fainter things and that they see more detail. But it’s been really hard to follow through on that second promise because of atmospheric distortion.”

― Andrea M. Ghez

“The truth is I was nicely brought up and taught not to show my rage even though it was building up inside.”

― Andrea McLean

“The only time I’ve ever taken out a loan is for the building work I had done at our house and I did that by extending the mortgage.”

― Andrea McLean

“If there is one thing for which the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise deserves artistic recognition, it is the patient and immaculate building of a villain.”

― Andrea Seigel

“Romanians are culturally European, very close to the French. Socially, they are now building a society that is emotionally closer to the Balkans, Turkey and Greece.”

― Andrei Codrescu

“When one puts up a building one makes an elaborate scaffold to get everything into its proper place. But when one takes the scaffold down, the building must stand by itself with no trace of the means by which it was erected. That is how a musician should work.”

― Andres Segovia

“I think that a good portion of the ‘Institutional Left’ hates the building blocks of America.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“The Panda mission really speaks to our philosophy. It is, ‘Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.’ I’m talking about everyone who works at Panda. They’re inspired to better their own lives.”

― Andrew Cherng

“The whole vanity aspect of building up different muscles – I have no interest.”

― Andrew Lincoln

“The thing that really excites me today is building a new AI-powered society.”

― Andrew Ng

“One of my philosophies of building companies is the importance of velocity.”

― Andrew Ng

“Forging meaning is about changing yourself. Building identity is about changing the world.”

― Andrew Solomon

“Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball.”

― Andrew Vachss

“We need people building companies all over the country to innovate in aviation, consumer products, education, health, cybersecurity, biotech, manufacturing, and everything in between.”

― Andrew Yang

“The biggest thing that I learned is when you’re building something – especially a project that requires partners – you have to make sure that there is a lot of overlapping desire and a lot of overlapping alignment with the people that you’re doing work with.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I lost an apartment. l became homeless for 11 months and squatted in a building on Sullivan Street in lower Manhattan.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“Abandoning the project was incredibly stressful after having gone through the process of building the room, installing the kiln, collecting the stones, sitting with the kiln day and night as it came to temperature, experiencing the failures.”

― Andy Goldsworthy

“I’ll bet there are a lot of artists that nobody hears about who just make more money than anybody. The people that do all the sculptures and paintings for big building construction. We never hear about them, but they make more money than anybody.”

― Andy Warhol

“Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first.”

― Angela Ahrendts

“When we were younger and first starting out in Australia, we found that we sold more records by word of mouth because we were playing the bars, clubs, and small places and building a following. And as we got bigger, we still relied a lot on word of mouth.”

― Angus Young

“We’re at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives.”

― Anita Borg

“Jay Z is building a range of businesses just on the strength of his brand. Lady Gaga has formed really interesting partnerships. Justin Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun are investing in a number of different companies and also promoting them in many ways.”

― Anita Elberse

“An artist has to know who she is and to be consistent in building her career.”

― Anitta

“Key to success for the education of young African girls is building a model that works with communities, schools, and national Ministries of Education to build a system of protection and support around girls, ensuring that they receive the education that is their right. Financial support is provided alongside a social support system.”

― Ann Cotton

“My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the ‘New York Times’ Building.”

― Ann Coulter

“We need new partnerships in fighting terrorism and building peace.”

― Anna Lindh

“They say the Pharaohs built the pyramids Do you think one Pharaoh dropped one bead of sweat? We built the pyramids for the Pharaohs and we’re building for them yet.”

― Anna Louise Strong

“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”

― Anna Quindlen

“I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”

― Anna Quindlen

“In the 1920s and 30s, when Radio Shack was young, a much earlier generation of nerds swarmed into these tiny shops to talk excitedly about building radios and other transmission devices. You might say that Radio Shack helped define gadget culture for four generations, from radio whizzes up to smartphone dorks.”

― Annalee Newitz

“Usually, when you’re taking over a team, you’re restructuring, you’re tearing it down, you’re building it up again.”

― Anne Donovan

“When my husband Jonas and I started Auntie Anne’s in 1988, we never expected or anticipated building an international pretzel franchise. It was the farthest thing from our minds.”

― Anne F. Beiler

“We’re not just polluting a river and killing a couple of top predator animals; we’re eradicating the krill, the necessary algae. We’re dismantling the insect and amphibian worlds. We’re going for the building blocks.”

― Anohni

“Building a solid organ like the liver in the lab is different and harder than with an organ like the bladder because solid organs are very vascular.”

― Anthony Atala

“Oh, the Irish were building the railroads down through Mexico, through Chihuahua. They finished the railroads when they finished out in the West Coast, and they went down and put the trains into Mexico.”

― Anthony Quinn

“Preventing conflict means going back to basics – strengthening institutions and building resilient societies.”

― Antonio Guterres

“Sticking to a diet required me to have a permanently low self-esteem. But happily, I developed other skills beyond a fluctuating weight, eventually building up a different source of self-worth.”

― Arabella Weir

“The tourism industry has considerable potential to be a sustainability role model in its role as a buyer of goods and other services, from building materials and green construction standards to farm produce.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Connecting small and medium-sized businesses to international markets can create work for host country nationals alongside refugees, building economic growth and resilience in host communities.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Through the SITA initiative, we are building bridges between India and East Africa by taking Indian companies to these countries to see with their own eyes what the opportunities are.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“We do not build new Jewish communities in Samaria, Judea and Gaza. The United States has never accepted our building of communities or of the fence. Yet, I’ve managed to develop relations between Israel and the United States even though President Bush never supported settlements.”

― Ariel Sharon

“Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.”

― Aristophanes

“Networking is an essential part of building wealth.”

― Armstrong Williams

“If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.”

― Arne Jacobsen

“With a painter or a sculptor, one cannot begin to alter his works, but an architect has to put up with anything, because he makes utility objects – the building is there to be used, and times change.”

― Arne Jacobsen

“You don’t go to Palm Springs in the summer unless you’re building a golf course.”

― Arnold Palmer

“You have to see a building to comprehend it. Photographs cannot convey the experience, nor film.”

― Arthur Erickson

“In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.”

― Arthur Erickson

“Nowhere has specialization penetrated so deeply into the building professions as North America.”

― Arthur Erickson

“Whenever we witness art in a building, we are aware of an energy contained by it.”

― Arthur Erickson

“It has become impossible to give up the enterprise of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure of building up a collective peace system.”

― Arthur Henderson

“The first condition of success for the League of Nations is, therefore, a firm understanding between the British Empire and the United States of America and France and Italy that there will be no competitive building up of fleets or armies between them.”

― Arthur Henderson

“There are the further difficulties of building a population out of a diversity of races, each at a different stage of cultural evolution, some in need of restraint, many in need of protection; everywhere a bewildering Babel of tongues.”

― Arthur Keith

“Sometimes running for Congress is a four-year strategy in terms of getting out there and building a network.”

― Artur Davis

“We have been partners in nation-building and take our role in building the nation very proudly.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“I always focus on team building – both in office and at home.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“I want to take on more diverse roles, and I keep building, and I hope to one day write or direct something. But I just want to keep developing as a person, and that will hopefully take my acting to the next level.”

― Ashley Thomas

“I believe India and Israel should focus on building bilateral relations on the basis of shared perspectives and commonalities between our two democracies. This has to be a forward-looking exercise rather than harking back to perceptions of the past.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“Providing health care is like building a house. The task requires experts, expensive equipment and materials, and a huge amount of coordination.”

― Atul Gawande

“You cannot stop an Islamist tsunami by building a small island somewhere in the ocean.”

― Avigdor Lieberman

“In April 2006, a Dutch court ordered that I leave my safe-home that I was renting from the State. The judge concluded that my neighbors had a right to argue that they felt unsafe because of my presence in the building.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“Public service and community organizing and movement building is such a part of my DNA that it’s really hard to separate it.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.”

― Ayn Rand

“The job of nation building, the job of nation leadership in a difficult, complex coalition has worked.”

― Azim Premji

“Going forward, we will focus on building the very best Windows phones on a quicker timeline. We will also focus on the channels and markets that offer the best returns. This is a similar approach to the one we have taken with Surface, which has been very successful.”

― B. Kevin Turner

“We have been investing in building a mobile-first selling capability by establishing the Consumer Channels Group to strengthen and align the device-selling motion and to expand our impact with OEM, retail channel partners and our operator channel, and by extending it with our opening of Microsoft Stores.”

― B. Kevin Turner

“For commercial customers, we have invested in specialist mobile-first sales capabilities, and we are building out our device-selling channel.”

― B. Kevin Turner

“Building sustainable cities – and a sustainable future – will need open dialogue among all branches of national, regional and local government. And it will need the engagement of all stakeholders – including the private sector and civil society, and especially the poor and marginalized.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Whether addressing immediate crises or building long-term foundations of peace, the United Nations will remain committed to solutions that advance the global good.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Building new roads and bridges creates jobs. Growing our exports creates jobs. Reforming our outdated tax system and our broken immigration system creates jobs.”

― Barack Obama

“Every single thing I learned about marketing and building my business, I learned from my mom, and she had never been in the workforce. She just had great practical sense.”

― Barbara Corcoran

“I was a social worker for Baltimore families. Now I’m a social worker building opportunities for families throughout America.”

― Barbara Mikulski

“I remember when I was 5 living on Pulaski Street in Brooklyn, the hallway of our building had a brass banister and a great sound, a great echo system. I used to sing in the hallway.”

― Barbra Streisand

“I see a really good tag on a building, a man passed out in the middle of the street, a couple hugging, a cop arresting a panhandler. I’m interested in how all these things are happening in one block.”

― Barry McGee

“At Cheney’s initiative, the United States stripped terror suspects of long-established rights under domestic and international law, building a new legal edifice under exclusive White House ownership.”

― Barton Gellman

“At the height of Iraq’s clandestine nuclear weapons program, which nearly succeeded in building a bomb in 1991, Tuwaitha incorporated research reactors, uranium mining and enrichment facilities, chemical engineering plants and an explosives fabrication center to build the device that detonates a nuclear core.”

― Barton Gellman

“You don’t need Beanie Sigel in the building with a pre-perception that this crazy dude might do anything.”

― Beanie Sigel

“I don’t act in the way other actresses act, in terms of building or creating a character. I don’t transform myself into the role, I invest myself in the role.”

― Beatrice Dalle

“No one can claim to be called Christian who gives money for the building of warships and arsenals.”

― Belva Lockwood

“For practitioners of community development, as in any field, joining a network of like-minded professionals is important for building skills and becoming aware of opportunities and resources.”

― Ben Bernanke

“Building a rainy-day fund during good times may not be politically popular, but it can pay off during the bad times.”

― Ben Bernanke

“People say the most important thing is building a world-class team.”

― Ben Horowitz

“If the employees fundamentally trust the C.E.O., then communications will be vastly more efficient than if they don’t. Telling things as they are is a critical part of building this trust.”

― Ben Horowitz

“I live in an apartment building built in 1925, and it hasn’t been heavily renovated, so I feel very much connected to that time and what went on in that place.”

― Ben Katchor

“I haven’t done any building designs since the Loaf House.”

― Ben Nicholson

“Entrepreneurs may be brutally honest, but fostering relationships with partners and building enduring communities requires empathy, self-sacrifice and a willingness to help others without expecting anything in return.”

― Ben Parr

“As your body deteriorates, your natural talents start to go a little bit. You have to bring in physical working out, building, taking protein and doing extra stuff.”

― Ben Roethlisberger

“So March 2010, we launched Pinterest, and we were at 3,000 accounts. And that wouldn’t be so bad if we hadn’t started building Pinterest actually in November 2009. And that alone wouldn’t have been so bad if I hadn’t left my job to start a company in May 2008.”

― Ben Silbermann

“When you open up Pinterest, you should feel like you’ve walked into a building full of stuff that only you are interested in. Everything should feel handpicked for you.”

― Ben Silbermann

“The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building.”

― Benito Mussolini

“Most of the approaches to peace between Israel and the Palestinians, have been directed at trying to resolve the most complex problems, like refugees and Jerusalem, which is akin to building the pyramid from the top down.”

― Benjamin Netanyahu

“I’m all about building a relationship with viewers and getting to know them.”

― Bethany Mota

“If we’re going to make a city everybody can live in for a lifetime, we need to make sure we are building and growing for everybody.”

― Betsy Hodges

“Don’t take shortcuts while building your company – keep trying for the best.”

― Bhavish Aggarwal

“Raising capital is not the toughest part. The toughest part is building a great team and making sure it’s growing with the company.”

― Bhavish Aggarwal

“I don’t think of competition as much as journalists think I do. Our strategy has been very different from Uber. We are very focused on building as per the Indian dynamics.”

― Bhavish Aggarwal

“We are building towards the future where people need not own their own cars.”

― Bhavish Aggarwal

“I think that’s part of building your team is trying to anticipate where your team is going and to a certain extent where, especially defensively because you have to react to what they put on the field. Defensively you have to be able to defend those things.”

― Bill Belichick

“We all lived in the same house, or most of us did. And as far as I can make out we were confined to the property, because at twenty-four hours’ notice we’d have to do a gig somewhere. So you couldn’t leave the building for more than twelve hours in case a gig came through.”

― Bill Bruford

“Firefighters go where they’re needed, sometimes ignoring the dangers even when no one is inside a burning building to be saved.”

― Bill Dedman

“Even with good maps, there’s no guarantee that the public will get the word about landslide hazards, or that state and local governments will take action to discourage or prevent building in dangerous areas.”

― Bill Dedman

“If I had money, I would like to get an old building, have music performances, do lithographs, have shows of paintings, and do those things that I’m interested in doing.”

― Bill Dixon

“I was surprised that when you get into electoral politics how scientific the analysis was in the electorate. You can identify on a state-by-state or district-by-district basis fundamental building blocks that behave in different ways. I was impressed in general with the sophistication of polling.”

― Bill Foster

“The potential financial reward for building the ‘next Windows’ is so great that there will never be a shortage of new technologies seeking to challenge it.”

― Bill Gates

“I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder.”

― Bill Maher

“We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That’s cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it’s not cowardly.”

― Bill Maher

“Far be it for the public schools to teach this, but the U.S.A. was founded on basic Judeo-Christian principles. Don’t believe me – take a trip to Washington D.C. and tour the Supreme Court building. There you will see a sculpted copy of the Ten Commandments on the wall.”

― Bill O’Reilly

“I love the story behind the Vasa Museum: in the 17th century, the Swedish king was trying to make a statement by building a huge ship that would sail around Europe carrying the Swedish flag and proving that we were a force to be reckoned with, and basically, the ship was top-heavy, and so it went 300 or so yards and sank.”

― Bill Skarsgard

“Some people spend their lives building ultimate dream homes so they can enjoy their twilight years… Others spend their last days in nursing homes.”

― Billy Graham

“There’s such a big buzz around boxing at the moment. Everything’s happening and there’s so much building up with a lot of young talent coming through.”

― Billy Joe Saunders

“Invite the best and brightest to compete for a grand prize to come up with designs, including new zoning, building codes and so forth, for New Orleans that could make it safe from water, and let the state and city pick the plan that works best for Louisiana.”

― Billy Tauzin

“One of the dilemmas of architecture in general is that there is a Catch-22 – you can’t actually get to be commissioned to do certain types of building until you’ve already built that type of building. So it seems to be incredibly hard to get going.”

― Bjarke Ingels

“Architecture is restricted to such a limited vocabulary. A building is either a high-rise or a perimeter block or a town house.”

― Bjarke Ingels

“Today, we have sophisticated building technology: we can calculate and simulate the environments and performance of the building, the thermal exposure of envelop, or the air flow through an urban space or structure.”

― Bjarke Ingels

“We can engineer a building and design a building with least reliance on active machinery to make it inhabitable.”

― Bjarke Ingels

“The thing about innovation in financial markets is they’re always building on what has come before. It’s a natural process.”

― Blythe Masters

“Enthusiasm is not the same as just being excited. One gets excited about going on a roller coaster. One becomes enthusiastic about creating and building a roller coaster.”

― Bo Bennett

“Martial arts is not about fighting; it’s about building character.”

― Bo Bennett

“We are building together a nation in which there are no second-class Australians.”

― Bob Hawke

“I was raised poor, in a tenement building in Union City, New Jersey, the son of Cuban immigrants.”

― Bob Menendez

“Homeowners and business owners across the country agreed to pay premiums, communities agreed to adopt building codes to mitigate flood dangers, and the Federal Government agreed to provide insurance coverage to policyholders after a disaster.”

― Bob Ney

“When I started Go Daddy, I tried many things – like building networks and selling education – and none of it panned out. I lost millions of dollars the first couple of years. I made a lot of wrong turns, but that’s the process of being successful in business.”

― Bob Parsons

“I was an altar boy in an incredible monastery that was attached to a rectory. The theater of the church is the most incredible theater, and in this church, it was beyond. It was this huge monastery. It was landmarked. It’s a beautiful building, and I kind of had the run of it.”

― Bobby Cannavale

“Getting to a 1 rating in households is a sign that we’re building momentum. It gives us bragging rights.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“Religion can be the enemy of God. It’s often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the building.”

― Bono

“Small businesses no longer need to feel like a deer in the headlights when considering constructing or updating their Web sites. With ClickThings what you see is what you get, unlike some other competitive Web-based Website building tools.”

― Boomer Esiason

“Often, entrepreneurs don’t build a board until they are forced to by their VCs when they raise their first financing round. This is dumb, as you are missing the opportunity to add at least one person to the team who – as a board member – can help you navigate the early process of building your company and raising that first round.”

― Brad Feld

“If you sell a physical product, you have a lot of Q4 upside and unpredictability, but now you have to manage your cash to get to Q4 so that you can invest in building inventory to over-perform.”

― Brad Feld

“I have shifted my mindset in terms of how companies should… focus on building amazing products. If you have amazing products, the marketing of those products is trivial.”

― Brad Feld

“I remain dedicated to building an economy that works for every American and every community. I remain committed to ensuring our security at home while also ensuring we lead the world in improving security around the globe.”

― Brad Schneider

“I think the idealism has always been marketing. Even back in the early days of Apple and the ‘pirate’ mentality, they were building a computer that they wanted to differentiate from IBM and Microsoft.”

― Brad Stone

“Small unit autonomy, breaking the right rules, cultural influence, and relationship building has always been the heart Special Operations. Something must be done to ensure these are not lost to the big machine of SOCOM.”

― Brandon Webb

“My background really comes from geekdom and the idea of building a smart machine. If we’re going to build a smart machine, let’s have it read good books.”

― Brewster Kahle

“Going public is 18-month process, while an acquisition is a 6-month process. Going public means going under so much scrutiny, regulatory approval, auditing, magnified 10 times. Having the stomach to do that isn’t necessarily in my DNA. My DNA is building a product and a service.”

― Brian Acton

“My DNA is building a product and a service.”

― Brian Acton

“Building secure products actually makes for a safer world; many people in law enforcement may not agree with that.”

― Brian Acton

“Dear disgruntled artists: the key to success isn’t kicking down the door; it’s building your own.”

― Brian Celio

“Nearly all the things I do that are of any merit at all start off just being good fun, and I think I’m sort of building up to doing something else quite soon.”

― Brian Eno

“I tend to spend a lot of time building characters that the reader will believe in and sympathize with.”

― Brian Keene

“The very first step to building wealth is to spend less than you make.”

― Brian Koslow

“I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now I’m spending years of my life trying to get away from it.”

― Brian May

“I’m the kind of guy who, if you tell me you can’t do something, like, ‘Brian, you can’t do a backflip off that two-floor building,’ and I’m going to give it a shot.”

― Brian Ortega

“We work for the families back home, we do not work for the lobbyists that prowl the halls of the capital building, do not forget who we work for.”

― Brian Schweitzer

“My heart really lies in my jewelry line, Archangel. I have really enjoyed watching the company go from nothing and slowly building it year by year, and getting into one store, then another store. And then I’ll see someone wearing a piece of it on the streets, and it’s all very exciting.”

― Brody Jenner

“In this case we’re building a corner to stretch a fence and hang a gate. It had a real purpose in the ranch here. I needed to do this. But at the same time, it made a beautiful structure.”

― Bruce Nauman

“I’d love to be part of the process of building cars.”

― Bubba Watson

“But apart from the military measures, security measures, of course, Afghanistan needs great help for building up its social life, its economic life. It has become a very poor country, neglected for many years.”

― Bulent Ecevit

“I spent about seven years during the Vietnam War flight-testing airplanes for the Air Force. And then I went in and I had a lot of fun building airplanes that people could build in their garages. And some 3,000 of those are flying. Of course, one of them is around-the-world Voyager.”

― Burt Rutan

“I got no thrill from solving an integral equation, but I did get a thrill from building an exotic piece of equipment that worked.”

― Burton Richter

“I suggest that going to Mars means permanence on the planet – a mission by which we are building up a confidence level to become a two-planet species.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“We could have human intelligence in orbit around Mars, building things there.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“When the time comes to start building deep space transports and refueling rocket tankers, it will be the commercial industry that steps up, not another government-owned, government-managed enterprise.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“I’ve been doing this since 2011, when I started on Instagram. Building my presence on there was important to my brand, but I wanted to take my audience to other platforms, so I then crossed over to Twitter second, then YouTube third. It wasn’t until I made my fourth crossover to a different platform that I went to Vine.”

― Cameron Dallas

“An old building is like a show. You smell the soul of a building. And the building tells you how to redo it.”

― Cameron Mackintosh

“My favorite toy as a kid was Legos. I loved building things, and that’s what we’re doing with SumZero.”

― Cameron Winklevoss

“For me everything in the film was gradually building, becoming more emotional, so it helped. At the end of it all I was emotionally drained. At that point I took Rose’s view, that this has to happen, there’s nothing I can do about it.”

― Camilla Belle

“I’m from the building where the wave was invented. Downstairs, under me. Ask Bigavel. Y’all call him Bigavel, Max B. I know him as Charlie Rambo. I’m from the building where the wave was invented, and it was invented after I was born.”

― Cam’ron

“We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.”

― Carl Levin

“I have often wondered what it is an old building can do to you when you happen to know a little about things that went on long ago in that building.”

― Carl Sandburg

“I’m excited about working with Mark Hughes and building a good relationship with him.”

― Carlos Tevez

“For now I’m building up stories for the retirement home!”

― Carol Vorderman

“Look at an interview as an organic part of building a relationship.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“Our massive sampling campaigns have been some of the largest in the professional hair care industry and were the foundation to building our distribution to 30,000-plus doors.”

― Carolyn Aronson

“I think it’s not just a matter of building more houses, more flats. We need to have the right policies. I want people to be able to own their flats.”

― Carrie Lam

“I was always the guy who jumped off the roof of the garage, who could climb up the facade of a building.”

― Casey Neistat

“If you look at all the companies I’ve been involved with – Flickr, Etsy, Findery – communities are a significant part of them. Connecting people to each other, user-generated content, building interactions. That’s what I’ve cared about most.”

― Caterina Fake

“In building a social network, the standards and mores of a community are its lifeblood; one does not lightly ‘experiment’ with these, and LinkedIn is exactly right to defend them.”

― Caterina Fake

“The things I’m good at are building communities, participatory media, places where people contribute things of their own making.”

― Caterina Fake

“I’m going to be an advocate to ensure that we are protecting everyone, and we’re tearing down barriers and not building barriers.”

― Catherine Cortez-Masto

“Nathaniel Rich wrote ‘Odds Against Tomorrow’ well before Hurricane Sandy and its surge crashed onto the isle of Manhattan, well before the streets were flooded and the subways drowned, only the Goldman Sachs building sparkling above the darkened avenues.”

― Cathleen Schine

“The emphasis in each piece is on building a whole, totally integrated structure. In doing this, we try to carry on – in ensemble as well as solo sections – the mood of a jazz soloist. I mean that principle of kinetic improvisation that keeps a jazz solo building.”

― Cecil Taylor

“It’s such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration. Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me.”

― Cecilia Bartoli

“I would have loved to be the designer of the Capitol of the United States. I would love to do some important major public building.”

― Cesar Pelli

“There may be some changes in building codes, but I don’t see any stylistic departure that you’ll be able to attribute to Sept. 11.”

― Cesar Pelli

“We are very proud of our design for the Transbay Transit Center. This will be a beautiful, functional and sustainable building for San Francisco.”

― Cesar Pelli

“The Connecticut Center for Science and Exploration will be a building that will connect the excitement of science to the surrounding streets, river and highway. These forms are ambitious and dynamic. They appear to reach out beyond their physical limits.”

― Cesar Pelli

“I needed to understand the spirit of a tall building, what makes it important, what should I try to achieve in a tall building. It became a very interesting problem, something that I like very much.”

― Cesar Pelli

“The lawgiver ought to be gentle, lenient and humane. The lawgiver ought to be a skilled architect who raises his building on the foundation of self-love, and the interest of all ought to be the product of the interests of each.”

― Cesare Beccaria

“I look at building business as a creative process that I enjoy.”

― Chad Hurley

“I have the flying dream a lot where I’m jumping off a building and just flying around.”

― Channing Tatum

“When people are healthy and not hungry, they are stronger workers building a robust economy.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“I truly believe that building bridges, not building walls and not giving into fear, will make our communities better.”

― Charles Barkley

“Audiences seem to have a limitless appetite for vampires and for fantasy in general. Unlike many other British actors, I haven’t been building up my pension appearing in films like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Harry Potter,’ but fantasy has now got a grip on me. I am also appearing in ‘Game of Thrones’ as the head of the House of Lannister.”

― Charles Dance

“After World War I, while France and other Allies were building military defenses modeled on trench warfare, German commanders were shaping a nimble fighting force.”

― Charles Duhigg

“Boat building is intellectual – everything has a reason. In sculpture, it has a direction.”

― Charles Ray

“The construction of a courthouse is a long-term investment in a building where important public business is done. But that does not justify extravagant expenditures. Courthouses should be dignified, durable, and functional. They should not be grandiose, monumental, and luxurious.”

― Charles T. Canady

“I believe that our office has clearly been the leader in building coalitions, in getting other universities across the contrary to interact more effectively with the government and particularly the Congress.”

― Charles Vest

“Many rich people in China made their fortunes by damaging natural resources and building corrupt relations with the government.”

― Chen Guangbiao

“I will invest a lot to support handball as well as building a handball stadium.”

― Chey Tae-won

“Once you know the emotional building blocks of anxiety, you can influence them.”

― Chip Conley

“Luckily, I went to school at CalArts, and then ended up here at Disney, starting in the Animation Building and working my way up. I started as an animator, and then did character designing and storyboarding, and eventually, directing.”

― Chris Buck

“Moving forward, I will be committed to building a stronger team so that the GOP can compete and win statewide in 2018, including the possibility of being a candidate in that cycle.”

― Chris Gibson

“Although simulators are great for building step-by-step knowledge of a procedure, the worst thing that can happen in a sim is that you get a bad grade on your performance.”

― Chris Hadfield

“When you first start working, you take whatever job is offered, because you have to build your resume. But you don’t think about what you’re building.”

― Chris Hardwick

“Activating is about changing people’s perceptions of overlooked or invisible spaces. A building can become an archetype, invisible, like for a New Yorker, for example, the Statue of Liberty. You look at it, and it disappears into the thousands of times you’ve already seen it.”

― Chris Jordan

“I was just finishing high school and entering college in 1988, when the Creator’s Bill of Rights was drafted, and had already set my sights on building a career as a writer of comics. Discovering the Creator’s Bill of Rights – in an issue of ‘The Comics Journal,’ if I’m not mistaken – I accepted it as gospel.”

― Chris Roberson

“I don’t think of myself as offbeat and weird. As a kid, I saw myself as the type of guy who would run into a burning building to save the baby.”

― Christian Slater

“’Shelby Star’ is going great. We shot a music video, and I’m building an app and some other things for the project.”

― Christina Milian

“President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home.”

― Christine Pelosi

“In 1964, Jeanne-Claude and I became illegal aliens. That’s when we moved here from Paris. And for three years, we were illegal aliens living in an illegal building. At that time, some artists started to move to SoHo, and they put A.I.R. – artists-in-residence – up on their windows.”

― Christo

“A building or a town will only be alive to the extent that it is governed in a timeless way. It is a process which brings order out of nothing but ourselves; it cannot be attained, but it will happen of its own accord, if we will only let it.”

― Christopher Alexander

“I just want to keep doing things completely different from the other. I just want to keep working with great people, great filmmakers and great actors and just building on that experience.”

― Christopher Egan

“I still have a dream of one day – I would love to hire a semi-retired contractor and just build a house – him and I building a house for me. I would truly love to do that.”

― Christopher Meloni

“Our forefathers increased and decreased the influx of peoples because America was building a melting pot and because certain ethnicities often brought with them certain securities and degrees of productivity.”

― Chuck Norris

“My gratification in working comes from the preparation and the building of the character.”

― Cicely Tyson

“Colleges would compete by adding professors, enhancing programmes or building nicer facilities. So they competed by making institutions better.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“The first two lessons, which we learned early in our efforts to be good member missionaries, have made sharing the Gospel much easier: We simply can’t predict who will or won’t be interested in the Gospel, and building a friendship is not a prerequisite to inviting people to learn about the Gospel.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“Neil Gaiman is a star. He constructs stories like some demented cook might make a wedding cake, building layer upon layer, including all kinds of sweet and sour in the mix.”

― Clive Barker

“My dad had a habit of giving me the Abdullah the Butcher matches as well as the ones with tables and chairs – basically, the matches that went all over the building.”

― Cody Rhodes

“At MIT, in Professor Rodney Brooks’ lab, I was involved in a project, led by Anita Flynn, to build robots using techniques similar to those used in building silicon chips. We got some silicon micro-machined motors to move a bit, but this didn’t lead to an actual product.”

― Colin Angle

“Building robot versions of people is very expensive.”

― Colin Angle

“Building a robot that has legs and walks around is a very expensive proposition. Mother Nature has created many wonderful things, but one thing we do have that nature doesn’t is the wheel, a continuous rotating joint, and tracks, so we need to make use of inventions to make things simpler.”

― Colin Angle

“When I was building robots in the early 1990s, the problems of voice recognition, image understanding, VOIP, even touchscreen technologies – these were robotics problems.”

― Colin Angle

“There are so many opportunities to make a bad decision in building a robot company on top of all the normal ways that entrepreneurs screw up that it is incredibly difficult to truly create value because it is so cost-sensitive.”

― Colin Angle

“I grew up mostly in Schenectady, N.Y. From an early age, building and creating things was a real passion for me.”

― Colin Angle

“There’s a fine line between character building and soul destroying.”

― Colin Hay

“There’s a glee in building a world that is constructed on corporate synergy and all the luxuries of our modern life, and then just tearing it apart. I enjoy that!”

― Colin Trevorrow

“I once drove a pair of horses from New York to Vicksburg, and to this day I can almost map out that country as I saw it then, with its hills and valleys, villages and rivers. Yes, I naturally attribute something of my success in railroad building to the interest I take in such things.”

― Collis Potter Huntington

“I’m an actor. It’s like being a bricklayer. Sometimes I’m building a little wall, and the next time I’m building a palace.”

― Corbin Bernsen

“Design impacts me in everything I do. Because, as I say, everything I own is designed. So the building I live in, the objects I choose to boil water in for example, even drinking vessels.”

― Cornelia Parker

“I was very physical as a child – we lived on a smallholding, and I was always outside making mud pies or building structures up trees.”

― Cornelia Parker

“This is our history – from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges – our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our nation’s infrastructure.”

― Cory Booker

“Focusing on the long term and building a great product that is scalable ultimately leads to a great company.”

― Craig Sherman

“It’s actually easier to do autobiographical stories. The story is already there. It’s a matter of carving away what doesn’t fit rather than building up from nothing.”

― Craig Thompson

“If I could change the science system, my prescription for changing the whole thing would be organising it around big goals and building teams to do it.”

― Craig Venter

“I’m already used to being a target, so I’m building a castle with the stones people throw at me.”

― Cris Cyborg

“Realism is always subjective in film. There’s no such thing as cinema verite. The only true cinema verite would be what Andy Warhol did with his film about the Empire State Building – eight hours or so from one angle, and even then it’s not really cinema verite, because you aren’t actually there.”

― Crispin Glover

“Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there.”

― Cullen Hightower

“Barry and I were in the middle of building a house, and I was in the midst of having a nervous breakdown, because that’s what you do when you build a house.”

― Cynthia Weil

“We aim to restore our focus on building an economy in which all South Africans can flourish, an economy which benefits the people as a whole rather than a privileged few.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“We are a nation that does not build walls. We do not believe in building walls. And that defines who we are. We are South Africans, and we do not subscribe to the building of walls.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“Over the years, the technology of trade has changed in response to advances in the ability to communicate. From its origins on the streets of Chicago, the Board of Trade moved to a building housing ‘trading pits’ for the open-outcry exchange by brokers representing buyers and sellers.”

― Dale T. Mortensen

“I live in a high rise with my family part of the year in New York and I don’t know three quarters of the people in the building. We live in the same square-footage and I wouldn’t know who they were.”

― Dan Aykroyd

“When I’m not acting, I’m writing, building an inventory of scripts. Even if they sit on the shelf, I just keep stacking them up.”

― Dan Aykroyd

“When people go to the post office or any federal building, they expect to see pictures of their government leaders displayed.”

― Dan Donovan

“Now that Sacramento is building an arena downtown, they’re the only one not in an urban core. The only one. It’s really not good business. It’s nothing against Auburn Hills, Oakland County or L. Brooks Patterson. An arena in the middle of a field is not an ideal thing.”

― Dan Gilbert

“There’s no seminar in the world that will give you multi million-dollar advice on building a business from scratch!”

― Dan Pena

“Building codes are a good thing. People who throw rocks at inspectors are being naive. It’s a lot like police officers; we want them around unless they stop us for a ticket. It’s the same with inspectors.”

― Dan Phillips

“I decided to set out to prove that you could make a reasonable living building for the poor using recycled materials and only hiring unskilled labor.”

― Dan Phillips

“People have been doing this for hundreds of thousands of years: using whatever is available to build shelter. If you ponder what could be used, then building materials are everywhere.”

― Dan Phillips

“The good parts about being a public company are increased discipline, increased execution and increased transparency to make sure that you are really building a company for a hundred years.”

― Dan Rosensweig

“The most important thing that everybody can do, aside from building and keeping your network strong, is make good choices about your health.”

― Dana Perino

“Even President Obama has not suggested he could get another country to pay for building a wall between Mexico and the United States.”

― Dana Perino

“Anybody can leap off a building.”

― Daniel Craig

“I’m just interested in building a company that doesn’t necessarily change lives but adapts people’s behaviour.”

― Daniel Ek

“Autonomy: the urge to direct our own lives. Mastery: the desire to get better and better at something that matters. Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves. These are the building blocks of an entirely new operating system for our businesses.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“It’s an unfortunate reality of life that toxins are constantly building up in our bodies.”

― Daniel Mallory Ortberg

“Of course, the kind of support that Cuba could give us was very limited when it came to building up our army, since they didn’t manufacture armaments in the quantities that we required. So we turned to Algeria and the Soviet Union for support.”

― Daniel Ortega

“I would jump off the Willis Tower, which is the tallest building in Chicago, to support Hillary Clinton.”

― Danny K. Davis

“Shake Shack started off as a summer hot dog cart in Madison Square Park. It was not meant to be a company – it was completely accidental. It started off as an expression of community building.”

― Danny Meyer

“That’s point of writing: building what you need, right?”

― Daphne Gottlieb

“Play is under attack in our nation’s schools – and shrinking recess periods are only part of the problem. Homework is increasing. Cities are building new schools without playgrounds. Safety concerns are prompting bans of tag, soccer, and even running on the schoolyard.”

― Darell Hammond

“Just as playgrounds didn’t even make the priority list of most of those responding to Katrina, they all too often slip off the radar of those building our schools, designing our neighborhoods, and drafting government budgets.”

― Darell Hammond

“Performing with anthrax in the building is not nearly as difficult as performing in a home where you might get stabbed at night.”

― Darrell Hammond

“The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.”

― Dave Barry

“When I first came to New York City, what I was thrilled about was not the Empire State Building, or the Statue of Liberty; it was the fireplugs in the street. These things that Jack Kirby had drawn. Or these cylindrical water towers on top of buildings that Steve Ditko’s ‘Spider-Man’ fights used to happen in and around.”

― Dave Gibbons

“I think ‘Shark Tank’ is targeting companies that are really trying to raise their very first dollar. A lot of them aren’t really tech focused. We’re definitely going after companies that are building real technology, either software or hardware, they probably have raised a couple hundred thousand already.”

― Dave McClure

“The nice thing about building up your own studio is if Hollywood decides to hate faith-based films, it doesn’t matter to us. We have an audience and continue to serve that audience.”

― David A. R. White

“Highly educated young people are tutored, taught and monitored in all aspects of their lives, except the most important, which is character building. When it comes to this, most universities leave them alone.”

― David Brooks

“Why not invest in the future of music, instead of building fortresses to preserve its past?”

― David Byrne

“The first movies were made by technicians building their own cameras. Movies became an art when technicians worked on the technique and artists took care of the content.”

― David Cage

“When the Americans are behind you, they’re behind you 100%, and this gives you real confidence as an architect. They expect you to lead a building project – to make the kind of big and costly decisions that, in Britain, have been handed over to project managers and cost-cutters.”

― David Chipperfield

“Unfortunately, historians have become so absorbed in detailed research that they have tended to neglect the job of building larger-scale maps of the past.”

― David Christian

“In Boulder entrepreneurship circles, there is a genuine desire to see others succeed and a general belief that karma matters. There’s a sense that together we’re building something here, and that we’re all a meaningful part of it.”

― David Cohen

“The three-pound organ in your skull – with its pink consistency of Jell-o – is an alien kind of computational material. It is composed of miniaturized, self-configuring parts, and it vastly outstrips anything we’ve dreamt of building.”

― David Eagleman

“During the 2016 election cycle, Trump’s campaign spent at least $791,000 to hold events at 12 Trump-branded venues: three hotels, seven golf courses, a condo building and Mar-a-Lago, federal campaign filings show.”

― David Fahrenthold

“If I don’t have any other strength, I’m pretty good at building relationships.”

― David Fizdale

“Scripts are very different to books. They are blueprints for building, not the building.”

― David Hewson

“It’s time to focus all of our efforts on renewables. We will oppose the building of LNG facilities.”

― David Ige

“Building a set is like building a place, but it’s a temporary place, because sets usually get torn down. Kind of unfortunate.”

― David Lynch

“We’re all building our narratives in our heads.”

― David Means

“Saturated fat is a fundamental building block for brain cells. It’s certainly interesting to consider that one of the richest sources of saturated fat in nature is human breast milk.”

― David Perlmutter

“The attacks on the World Trade Center and the current economic recession, which is particularly powerful in New York City, have put a number of building plans on hold for the time being.”

― David Rockefeller

“I’m in favor of building the fence, and doing everything technologically to protect our borders. But the other way to secure the border, and one of the things we must do, is put in place good guest-worker programs that employers can actually use.”

― David Rouzer

“There’s a final exam in venture every four to six years. The scary thing is you need to get an ‘A’ in every discipline. You need to be on generational planning, need to be on great deal flow, need be on great outcomes, you need to be on great company building.”

― David Sze

“I was just trickling releases out slowly and building the Deadmau5 brand slowly. There was never this big marketing machine behind it or anything like that.”

― Deadmau5

“Falling in love is really relatively easy compared to staying in love and building a family that lasts.”

― Deborah Harkness

“The building blocks of life are readily available throughout the universe.”

― Debra Fischer

“One-legged squats are amazing for the glutes, so I’ve actually managed to change the shape of my bum by building up the bits of muscle.”

― Debra Stephenson

“As women have played an increasingly important role in politics, there is no question that they’ve brought a different perspective, focusing attention on a broader set of issues and building alliances with other women.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“If I have to move up in a building, I choose the elevator over the escalator. Because one time I was riding the escalator and I tripped. I fell down the stairs for an hour and a half.”

― Demetri Martin

“Sometimes I use my jokes as building blocks for larger bits. I like to draw and play music, so sometimes I do those things along with the jokes.”

― Demetri Martin

“My cousin Jerry Lucey and five other firefighters died in a warehouse fire in Worcester, Mass. – my hometown – right in the middle of our old neighborhood downtown when a homeless couple started a fire to keep warm and the entire building went up. My cousin died trying to save homeless people who had already left the building.”

― Denis Leary

“We’re building the infrastructure we need, whether it be the Melbourne Rail Link, the airport rail link which Melburnians have so wanted for over 40 years, upgrading the Pakenham-Cranbourne railway line, or building the East-West Link.”

― Denis Napthine

“Forget about where you want to be and go out and build stuff. Dodgeball came from being bored at work… things happen because you make them happen. Stop sketching, and start building.”

― Dennis Crowley

“At least 50 times. I’ve jumped off a building, jumped off a cliff in a car. I’ve been in bedrooms when women came in with knives and guns.”

― Dennis Rodman

“It’s certainly not just a spot opinion; it’s something that obviously has been building up for years. It is also very good for publicity, and it is the kind of recognition that maybe will help financially, also.”

― Dexter Gordon

“For captive gorillas, trees should be available to climb and material such as straw, branches, or bamboo supplied for nest building.”

― Dian Fossey

“If I had to have my druthers – the best technology, the best cloud… if I had to choose between that and building out a sales force and building out customer support… I would pick the latter.”

― Diane Greene

“Building a company is so much like racing a sailboat.”

― Diane Greene

“There are emerging countries. I mean, there are countries, you know, China, India, and Brazil, and all of these countries that are emerging. They are building homes. They are building – so there is a new lifestyle.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“Nuclear weapons present us with a paradox: We spend billions of dollars building and maintaining them in the hope that we never have to use them.”

― Dianne Feinstein

“Taxpayers across the U.S. have invested hundreds of billions of dollars building our nation’s infrastructure, and that investment should be protected.”

― Dick Durbin

“We bought an apartment building and were going to live off the rent money. We rented to people who were on welfare and a lot of times they couldn’t pay the rent. We wouldn’t throw them out so we lost the building.”

― Dick York

“It makes no sense that this country has 11 million workers feeding, building this country, making America what it is, and they don’t share the same rights of those who are consuming the fruit of their labor.”

― Diego Luna

“Country music is always changing but the Opry is always there to serve as a lighthouse for what country music really is. The past, present and future is all encompassed by not only the physical structure of the building but also the radio show.”

― Dierks Bentley

“I’m 30. I’m about to hit my prime now. I need to act and keep building.”

― Dillian Whyte

“You always have to evolve – the minute you start building a moat around you to keep yourself safe, you’re going to lose.”

― Diplo

“Every one of my products – my lingerie, my perfume, and everything that I do beauty-related with regard to building my burlesque shows – is just me.”

― Dita Von Teese

“Let’s teach kids, at the kindergarten level, what the contributions of people of color were to building the United States of America.”

― Dolores Huerta

“Eddie Fisher married to Elizabeth Taylor is like me trying to wash the Empire State Building with a bar of soap.”

― Don Rickles

“I pay a lot of attention to how things are done and the whole activity of building something is interesting.”

― Donald Judd

“The process of building a part doesn’t really stop.”

― Donald Pleasence

“I don’t know if it’s genetic or just because I was surrounded by it, but I was always fascinated with building and construction and development.”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“What makes us unique is that we actually build things. Unlike most hotel companies who just manage and have no experience building, designing, and developing a hotel, we started off on the opposite track. We started off building. We’re construction guys first and foremost.”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“You have to blast to build in Manhattan. And the buildings went up in Manhattan because of the power of that bedrock. Once you dig that foundation – and they dig with dynamite – and once you dynamite out and you secure that foundation, that building isn’t going anywhere.”

― Donald Trump

“Owning great landmarks such as the Empire State Building or Trump Tower or the General Motors Building or the Plaza Hotel – there are certain just spectacular landmarks – it’s an honor; it’s really an honor.”

― Donald Trump

“It takes years of building that experience as a filmmaker, as well as physically. You have to have a high level understanding of martial arts.”

― Donnie Yen

“The idea of building a Near Eastern house in Honolulu must seem fantastic to many.”

― Doris Duke

“We have to realize we are building a movement.”

― Dorothy Height

“I think about museums often. There are things that I want museums to do that they often don’t. For me, I like it when there’s a system within the museum that can continuously change – whether it’s a museum that is nomadic or one that’s designed so the building can shape-shift. I like restless spaces, and I want to be engaged.”

― Doug Aitken

“I believe building new subways must be a top priority.”

― Doug Ford

“Building the future holds more attraction than ancestor worship, whichever ancestor we’re talking about.”

― Douglas Alexander

“If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it’s a failure.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Our business is all about helping someone – a founder, a CEO – building a great business. It’s not about seeing our names in the press.”

― Douglas Leone

“I’ve gotten my personal life all the way intact and made sure that it’s straight. Without that, you have no foundation. Your building is going to crumble.”

― Dr. Dre

“There are a lot of people building small ideas now. There’s an idealization of being an entrepreneur, but the most important thing is to have a really great idea.”

― Dustin Moskovitz

“One of the purposes of life, and selfishly what makes people happy, is building things that are impactful.”

― Dustin Moskovitz

“I mean, I always think when you’re an actor you have to be the guy running into the burning building rather than running out of it, if you want to make some noise as an actor.”

― Dylan McDermott

“The National Flood Insurance Program is a voluntary program. If a community really feels that the building insurance requirements are too burdensome, they don’t have to participate.”

― Earl Blumenauer

“I have some property. We have a few acres, so I like working on it, whether it’s cutting stuff down, cleaning stuff up, building steps, or working with concrete, you know, brickwork.”

― Ed Harris

“I was the first reporter in the country to get a U.S. Senator on the air during the 9/11 attacks – I was broadcasting from the Hart Building.”

― Ed Schultz

“I always say my first job is my building trade. The rest comes and goes.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“And if I would have taken lessons I probably wouldn’t have done it, and what forced me to do all this weird stuff on the guitar was I couldn’t afford effects pedals, I didn’t have all this stuff when I was a kid so I just tried to squeeze all the weird noises I could out of the guitar, which brings me to building guitars.”

― Eddie Van Halen

“Initial excitement over the announcement that Enbridge was building a pipeline to Kitimat dampened considerably when people discovered that the number of permanent jobs for locals, in the end, would amount to some dock workers.”

― Eden Robinson

“Building a proper wardrobe is like building a home. Indeed, you should think of it like a home, because it is something you’re going to live in. It must be comfortable and suit all your needs.”

― Edith Head

“Architecture is undistinguished, sometimes derelict, but occasionally, as in ‘Post and Beam,’ there is something arresting in a setting… the building behind the Cathedral.”

― Edith Pearlman

“I have enjoyed great satisfaction from my climb of Everest and my trips to the poles. But there’s no doubt that my most worthwhile things have been the building of schools and medical clinics.”

― Edmund Hillary

“There is something about building up a comradeship – that I still believe is the greatest of all feats – and sharing in the dangers with your company of peers. It’s the intense effort, the giving of everything you’ve got. It’s really a very pleasant sensation.”

― Edmund Hillary

“My most important projects have been the building and maintaining of schools and medical clinics for my dear friends in the Himalaya and helping restore their beautiful monasteries, too.”

― Edmund Hillary

“I was interested in big unknowns, and the brain is one of the biggest, so building tools that allow us to regard the brain as a big electrical circuit appealed to me.”

― Edward Boyden

“The habit of building houses upon piles, which was first forced upon the people by the position they had chosen, was afterwards followed as a matter of taste, just as it is in Holland.”

― Edward Burnett Tylor

“The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man’s observation, not overturning it.”

― Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“I first considered writing ‘New York’ in 1991. I’d been in the city for a decade, was married to an American wife, and sending my children to New York schools. I was even on the board of a coop building. But I wasn’t sure how to organize such complex material, and for many years I put the project aside.”

― Edward Rutherfurd

“As for the forces, electromagnetism and gravity we experience in everyday life. But the weak and strong forces are beyond our ordinary experience. So in physics, lots of the basic building blocks take 20th- or perhaps 21st-century equipment to explore.”

― Edward Witten

“Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of their characters and the principles upon which they are building their lives.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“When the President of Iran talks about removing Israel from the face of the Earth and is building nuclear bombs with a range of 3000km, you have to be worried.”

― Ehud Olmert

“The Palestinians are facing a historic junction at which they will have to decide whether they want to remain stuck in a corner of extreme fundamentalism, which will cut them off from the entire world, or whether they are ready to take the necessary steps. My role is to assist in building this process.”

― Ehud Olmert

“The public brings our buildings to life, and we try to choreograph a lot of things, but our most successful work functions in unanticipated ways. Like the Blur Building. When little kids got in there, they cried or laughed or ran around. And no matter how much theory we put on top of it, it didn’t matter: it worked.”

― Elizabeth Diller

“We’re always taught that we’re building for permanence, but why? I like the idea of a prosthetic architecture! When a section is removed, the building readjusts its weight distribution, like a living body.”

― Elizabeth Diller

“I believe in planning logics where you have neighbourhoods, and you don’t just do one building at a time.”

― Elizabeth Diller

“Brave people are the firemen who run into the burning building. That’s brave.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“My brothers and I grew up on stories about our grandfather building one-room schoolhouses and about our grandparents’ courtship and their early lives together in Indian Territory.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“The Obama administration has vastly expanded the use of armed drones and concentrated a great deal of diplomatic effort on building and maintaining alliances that share information about terrorists, provide access to get near them, and then strike against them.”

― Elliott Abrams

“In the spring of 2007, Israeli intelligence brought to Washington proof that the Assad regime in Syria was building a nuclear reactor along the Euphrates – with North Korean help. This reactor was a copy of the Yongbyon reactor the North Koreans had built, and was part of a Syrian nuclear weapons program.”

― Elliott Abrams

“You need to be in the position where it is the cost of the fuel that actually matters and not the cost of building the rocket in the first place.”

― Elon Musk

“In the building of a basic wardrobe, we cannot go wrong if we strive for simplicity and perfect fitting.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“We began building this incredible new foundation in this restaurant, and that’s what began giving me the left-hand side of tradition and the right-hand side, my new palate.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“Holloway Prison is a very old place, and it has the disadvantages of old places which have never known enough air and sunshine. It reeks with the odours of generations of bad ventilation, and it contrives to be at once the stuffiest and the draughtiest building I have ever been in.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“For years, Ireland used to have a philosophy of ‘Get them in here to invest and develop in Ireland, and this will sort out our problems.’ It is good in the sense of building a trade surplus, but we also want to develop what it is that we offer ourselves and that Irish companies export abroad.”

― Enda Kenny

“Together we are building a new Mexico.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“Politics and more politics – that’s how you work towards the building of agreements.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“I certainly remember building model rockets. It was fun to watch the rocket blast into the air, suspenseful to wonder if the parachute would open to bring the rocket safely back.”

― Eric Allin Cornell

“I’d hate to see new housing building accelerating while taking down buildings where there’s 50 people living in rent-stabilized apartments.”

― Eric Garcetti

“Specifically, in the software industry, progress is highly sequential: progress is typically made through a large number of small steps, each building on the previous ones.”

― Eric Maskin

“Entrepreneurship is not really building a product, it’s not having an idea, it’s not being in the right place at the right time. It’s fundamentally company building.”

― Eric Ries

“Building the right product requires systematically and relentlessly testing that vision to discover which elements of it are brilliant, and which are crazy.”

― Eric Ries

“People are building communities of people who use video. They’re sharing them. YouTube’s traffic continues to grow very quickly.”

― Eric Schmidt

“I was at my father’s office, and I’d be in the back of his office, building Lego skyscrapers, as he was negotiating million-dollar deals.”

― Eric Trump

“I’m really only interested in building this intellectual movement. The I.D.W. has bigger goals than anyone’s buzz or celebrity.”

― Eric Weinstein

“Bitcoin is open-source, global, and requires no permission from anybody, so thousands of entrepreneurs are gravitating in and building their vision.”

― Erik Voorhees

“I was born and raised in Kansas. The worst things are the locusts, mosquitos, the flatness, the humidity. The greatest things are the simplicity of life, watching the thunderheads building on the horizon, and running through cornfields.”

― Erin Brockovich

“The unfortunate thing is, for the contents of the building I could not get any insurance anywhere in Canada.”

― Ernst Zundel

“The Dallas rap scene is growing, and hopefully we get to a level like Houston – everybody supporting each other, building each other up to be great.”

― Errol Spence Jr.

“Too often, as a global community of humanitarians, we meet the needs of the same families, the same individuals, the same communities crisis after crisis, when we are focused on meeting crisis needs but not on building resilience.”

― Ertharin Cousin

“Summer is conference season – a critical time for building brands, making connections, and shaping industries.”

― Esther Dyson

“There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died building them.”

― Eugene Chadbourne

“When I was a student there in the mid-1990s, they had just created the weekend; depth and individuality were slowly returning after the austere, colorless low of the 1970s. When I returned to live in China from 2005 to 2013, the country was building everything anew.”

― Evan Osnos

“What the Internet is great at is building networks.”

― Evan Williams

“If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates.”

― Ezra Pound

“I envy those Hindus and Buddhists who have in their religion philosophy and ancestor worship which build in the believer a continuity with the past, and that most important ingredient in the building of a nation – memory.”

― F. Sionil Jose

“It’s an error in judgment to bounce into starting a small business before you cash in on building a strong foundation.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“There is enough of free-of-charge software available on the Net to ease building internet websites and contact pages, as well as implement email marketing campaigns.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore.”

― Fareed Zakaria

“Understanding vision and building visual systems is really understanding intelligence.”

― Fei-Fei Li

“I don’t know what would happen if the media starts picking up a theme that Google is secretly building AI weapons or AI technologies to enable weapons for the defense industry.”

― Fei-Fei Li

“We talk a lot about building benevolent technology. Our technology reflects our values.”

― Fei-Fei Li

“There is plenty of building material and more than enough manpower to make a decent home for every Cuban. But if we continue to wait for the golden calf, a thousand years will have gone by, and the problem will remain the same.”

― Fidel Castro

“Music is made up out of these building blocks. Studying how these blocks go together and what they consist of and the math of how it works – it’s all the same stuff; it’s just different aesthetics that we’re talking about.”

― Flea

“When I first went to New York I was right out of high school, I was 17 years old, and I had never seen a building over two stories high.”

― Florence Henderson

“I devoted my career to building an affinity with my fans who have supported me unflinchingly and no barbed wire fence or prison wall will stop that.”

― Foxy Brown

“I really enjoy the aesthetic of building my fashion sense. I enjoy the process of going through fashion phases.”

― Frances Bean Cobain

“Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building after seeing Italy.”

― Frances Burney

“I am building a foundation in Cameroon, and it’s not just about the sport. The goal of the foundation is not to make a UFC fighter. It’s to help kids believe in their dream, to have a dream, to have a purpose in life.”

― Francis Ngannou

“You have freedom, so you have to make choices – and at the point when I make a choice, the building starts to look like a Frank Gehry building. It’s a signature.”

― Frank Gehry

“I would like to make a building as intellectually driven as it is sculptural and as positive as it would be acceptable to hope.”

― Frank Gehry

“I never said I was opposed to the LEED program or to green building – I’m not.”

― Frank Gehry

“I was in Peru and visited a building near Lima built by the Incas. It was low in height, with no windows at all, but all the way in the back there was air movement. And I couldn’t figure out how they’d done it; it was incredible.”

― Frank Gehry

“The space within becomes the reality of the building.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“Well, now that he’s finished one building, he’ll go write four books about it.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.”

― Frank Zappa

“The issue of migration has played a key role in all of our member states, wherever we are. Only we, as a European Union, can convince our citizens that we do have an answer to this – not deny migration, not pretend you can solve it by building fences and walls, not pretending we can solve it by letting everybody in.”

― Frans Timmermans

“Whoever places his trust into a system will soon be without a home. While you are building your third story, the two lower ones have already been dismantled.”

― Franz Grillparzer

“For the foreseeable future, I’m all about building blockchain-based decentralized services.”

― Fred Ehrsam

“Building product is not about having a large team to manage. It is about having a small team with the right people on it.”

― Fred Wilson

“I was mugged when I was 12. I had a portable radio, and I ran into this building and these two guys came in and hit me, busted me up and took the radio. After that I was very paranoid and I started taking kung fu and karate. But I didn’t want to fight.”

― Freddie Prinze

“Someone who wanted to challenge Orthodoxy would not be able to locate a building to hold a protest march in front of. The faith is too diffused.”

― Frederica Mathewes-Green

“There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use.”

― Freeman Dyson

“When one has finished building one’s house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way – before one began.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“We must stop the trend of closing schools and building prisons.”

― Gale Sayers

“Building human-centered organizations doesn’t imply a return to the paternalistic, corporate welfare practices of the 19th century. Most of us don’t want to be nannied.”

― Gary Hamel

“I’m outraged that we’re building roads, schools, and hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that we’re doing it with borrowed money from China that we’re paying interest on. I’m outraged.”

― Gary Johnson

“Shah Rukh himself, if he wasn’t an actor, would probably have liked to become an architect or interior designer. He’s totally into buying property, building, and decorating.”

― Gauri Khan

“Infrastructure sector is all about building assets for the country. It is part of nation building.”

― Gautam Adani

“Like any small business owner, I experienced the pressures of building a company from the ground up – developing a business plan, balancing the books, meeting payroll and building a customer base.”

― Gavin Newsom

“There’s something called CEQA in California – NEPA at the federal level. There’s indigenous lands and autonomies relating to governance on those lands. There are all kinds of obstructions as it relates to just getting zoning approval and getting building permits.”

― Gavin Newsom

“All Oprah needs is a good book. My only request when she’s building any house is, ‘Could I please have a TV in my bedroom?’”

― Gayle King

“Save the Children is also working to improve accommodation for refugee families living outside settlements. I met a family which had been living in a substandard building without windows, doors or a toilet.”

― Gemma Chan

“The worst job I ever had was working nights in the Chrysler Building. I was part of a team of about five guys, and we polished the leather furniture.”

― Gene Hackman

“There’s a belief that since Africa got a raw deal from the colonial West, then the Chinese must be Africa’s best friend. But the evidence doesn’t show that, and the main criticism is that they are building infrastructure in exchange for Africa’s resources in deals that are structured to favor China.”

― George Ayittey

“I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away.”

― George Carlin

“It’s not about an opening weekend. It’s about a career, building a set of films you’re proud of. Period.”

― George Clooney

“There wasn’t much as a kid that inspired me in what I did as an adult, but I was always very interested in what motivates people, and in telling stories and building things.”

― George Lucas

“The football playoffs feature one-off affairs, without bad feelings building from weekend to weekend. In addition, football uses platoons for offense and defense and kicking, so only the interior linemen have a chance to really get up close and personal with one another.”

― George Vecsey

“It is no fun lining up in your own building – as the hockey players say – and touching the hands of fellow stubbly louts who have just sent you off to the proverbial cabin on the lake.”

― George Vecsey

“The Turkish Embassy in Washington is an ornate, eclectic building on the corner of Twenty-third Street and Massachusetts Avenue which was built originally for Edward Hamlin Everett, the man who put the crimp in bottle caps.”

― George W. S. Trow

“They’re building a bridge over the Potomac for all the white liberals fleeing to Virginia.”

― George Wallace

“New York is very career-orientated and it’s hard to take time off here, but that is great for building a business.”

― Georgina Chapman

“I don’t think having a My Chemical Romance action figure will make a kid start his own band, I like to think it will make him save children from a burning building.”

― Gerard Way

“We are putting a lot of investments behind building customer loyalty. We need to make sure we keep investing in the right tech that will help customers. If we keep doing that well, we will keep progressing.”

― Gillian Tans

“China’s domestic travel is increasing, and that’s why we are building our teams here in China.”

― Gillian Tans

“There is a massive apparatus within the United States government that with complete secrecy has been building this enormous structure that has only one goal, and that is to destroy privacy and anonymity, not just in the United States, but around the world.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“It’s hard to improve our schools. It’s hard to redistribute wealth created by the concentration of technological and financial power or to increase middle-class wages. But it might be easier to lower middle-class costs by building more housing.”

― Glenn Kelman

“There is a national consensus building here that drugs are doing a great deal of damage to the Bolivian society.”

― Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada

“You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you’re going to have a strong superstructure.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Britain should be the world’s number one center for genetic and stem cell research, building on our world leading regulatory regime in the area.”

― Gordon Brown

“Looking back fondly, I think the first gig we did with the electronic stuff was really exciting because it was in this tiny club, like an Elizabethan building with beams.”

― Grace Chatto

“Tearing down an old house and building a new one is the most wasteful thing we do as humans.”

― Grace Potter

“Kosher salt, eggs and flour. These are the building blocks of everything. Kosher salt, above and beyond everything.”

― Graham Elliot

“I’m doing my part, building plants at a record rate, having historic conservation levels. The only people not doing their part is the federal government that is siding with the energy companies against the interests of the people of California.”

― Gray Davis

“It’s a physical thing that can grab a hold of data and literally rearrange our lives by changing the direction you take your car in. This continuum is going to keep building on itself as we move forward into the future.”

― Gray Scott

“Science is the first expression of punk, because it doesn’t advance without challenging authority. It doesn’t make progress without tearing down what was there before and building upon the structure.”

― Greg Graffin

“I always thought Jon Stewart was an extremely good surgeon with his scalpel. He would have Republicans on who, I guess, were unclear about what Stewart was up to, and while Jon Stewart was being nice, he was building a case for drowning them.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“By supporting all the links in the building chain and giving them an easy, intuitive tool for sharing model-based project information, GTeam enhances workflows and improves communication from design through to fabrication and assembly.”

― Greg Lynn

“Running up a steep hill or up steps are fantastic ways of building explosive strength.”

― Greg Rutherford

“There’s a certain amount of world-building that I hold off on until I need it for the story. World building in advance isn’t really my thing, maybe because I didn’t grow up playing RPG’s.”

― Greg van Eekhout

“Trying to find my way around the Rayburn building is always a challenge. Combining my poor sense of direction with a confusing design is not good.”

― Gregg Harper

“The building of the International Space Station is something wonderful, and it will show us how to take the next step beyond low-Earth orbit.”

― Gregory H. Johnson

“Synthesis is the process of making a natural product, or some other substance, artificially, in the lab, one step at a time, from extremely simple building blocks.”

― Gregory Petsko

“I am about to get involved with the biggest cancer hospital in Norway. They are building a fitness center to work with patients. I will be a consultant.”

― Grete Waitz

“So this anchoring in some way, in some important way in the past without repeating the past, but on the basis of the past building something new: that is what is important.”

― Gunther Schuller

“With an orchestra you are building citizens, better citizens for the community.”

― Gustavo Dudamel

“I don’t know what the outcome will be. I put a couple away for my grandkids, like that. So I don’t know, who knows? Maybe I’ll start building guitars for a living.”

― Guy Clark

“Building the machine for ‘Speed’ was fun, as was working on the ‘Spitfire’ programme. They are programmes I enjoyed being on, but they are not my job.”

― Guy Martin

“In the theater, you go from point A to point Z, building your performance as the evening progresses. You have to relinquish that control on a film.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“Well, we think the broadcasts did have some effect, because we see the antiwar movement in the U.S. building up, growing and so we think that our broadcast is a support to this antiwar movement.”

― Hanoi Hannah

“From 1991 to 2000, I was totally nomadic. I was travelling 300 days a year and building out my research. These were a bit like my learning and migrating years, so to say.”

― Hans-Ulrich Obrist

“I admire actresses who are willing to jettison the easy route toward exposure and commercial success as an actor in favor or a slow burn, choosing projects carefully, and building an artistic practice over time that feels specific to who they are as artists.”

― Hari Nef

“So we have broad bipartisan support for the bill, and it’s my hope that we can build on some of the things that have been talked about in Washington involving building a larger ownership society.”

― Harold Ford, Jr.

“Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.”

― Harold MacMillan

“I spent a lot of time hacking, doing all this stuff, building websites, building communities, working all the time, and then a lot of time drinking, partying, and hanging out. And I had to choose when to do which.”

― Harper Reed

“People are building apps that are doing super-crazy things, and there’s a lot of talk about modeling and microtargeting. Facebook can predict when people are going to break up, and Target is able to predict if a woman is pregnant before she knows just based on the type of lotion she bought.”

― Harper Reed

“I find that I often forget that people come from all over. In interfaces, products, experiences, and building for people, we always forget that people are not us.”

― Harper Reed

“When you go from building T-shirts to software for a presidential campaign used by a cast of millions, it’s pretty easy to think, ‘OK, we can build something pretty big.’”

― Harper Reed

“During the 1950s, I decided, as did many others, that many practical problems were beyond analytic solution and that simulation techniques were required. At RAND, I participated in the building of large logistics simulation models; at General Electric, I helped build models of manufacturing plants.”

― Harry Markowitz

“The building blocks of mathematical thinking are requisite for more advanced conceptualization. If a student is not ready to move on, then the teacher must take time to assist that learner.”

― Heidi Hayes Jacobs

“I’ve been round Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, and China in the last few months and the message that I’ve been taking is that New Zealand is building an up market dynamic into a connected economy. And that we are not the old-fashioned, ship mutton kind of product the people associate their export in work.”

― Helen Clark

“There is also a marked global trend towards sustainable agriculture, building on traditional methods which use fewer chemical inputs, carefully manage soil and water resources, and work hand-in-hand with nature.”

― Helen Clark

“I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity.”

― Helmut Jahn

“Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.”

― Helmut Jahn

“A building is hard to judge. It takes many years to find out whether it works. It’s not as simple as asking the people in the office whether they like it.”

― Helmut Jahn

“I’ve never looked at a suburban building as being a minor building and an urban building as being a major building.”

― Helmut Jahn

“Transparency is not the same as looking straight through a building: it’s not just a physical idea, it’s also an intellectual one.”

― Helmut Jahn

“We are creating a unique experience. It’s starts with how you see the building from a distance.”

― Helmut Jahn

“Stray cattle roam every lane and alley, but we are building cow shelters and trying to resolve the problem.”

― Hema Malini

“I suppose that when I’m building a character, it’s usually related to what their family is like and who their parents are, as well as how I grew up – that nurture side.”

― Henry Cavill

“If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.”

― Henry Cloud

“If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation, as well as the business foundation, and the experience foundation, then the building won’t crumble.”

― Henry Kravis

“I don’t believe it mattered to Timothy McVeigh who was president or who his congressional representative was when he blew up the Murrah Building in 1995.”

― Henry Rollins

“I champion the idea of being more conscious. I call it being an active architect of your own life. Building your life like an architect builds a structure.”

― Hill Harper

“The importance of building relationships among colleagues, of trying to create coalitions behind the issues that you are championing, was not something I ever had much insight into until I was elected and started serving in the Senate.”

― Hillary Clinton

“When I became secretary of state, I felt one of my primary jobs was building relationships around the world.”

― Hillary Clinton

“During the canvass in the State of Mississippi, I traveled into different parts of that state, and this is the doctrine that I everywhere uttered: that while I was in favor of building up the colored race, I was not in favor of tearing down the white race.”

― Hiram Rhodes Revels

“I’ll listen to a song so much that ideas start to form out of daydreaming. It’s as if I’m reverse-scoring the track and building visuals around a specific beat or riff that’s grabbed me.”

― Hiro Murai

“Audacity, hope, courage – the Libyans have these in abundance. But all those boring little things – like organization, building a committee – is hard; making decisions and moving ahead is hard.”

― Hisham Matar

“So, where are the robots? We’ve been told for 40 years already that they’re coming soon. Very soon they’ll be doing everything for us. They’ll be cooking, cleaning, buying things, shopping, building. But they aren’t here. Meanwhile, we have illegal immigrants doing all the work, but we don’t have any robots.”

― Hod Lipson

“Personally, I’ve got bigger hopes for NASA. I will stipulate it should keep putting telescopes in space so we can figure out where we fit in the universe, and it should also keep building those little robots that can and do.”

― Homer Hickam

“When I’m building my dome in my chapel, and I had a vision – I’ve worked on perpetual motion and I haven’t never give it up yet. I still think it could be done, perpetual motion. I had a vision of a un resist able windmill.”

― Howard Finster

“When I’m makin’ lectures to these universities, I tell ’em I like that little building because when I run short a audience, if I can get three people in there I’ve got a good crowd.”

― Howard Finster

“Europe has always represented a major strategic opportunity to achieve our goal of creating and building an enduring global brand.”

― Howard Schultz

“When you’re building a business or joining a company, you have to be transparent; you can’t have two sets of information for two sets of people.”

― Howard Schultz

“There’s an energy and excitement when you’re building a company. You have so much tail wind. You’re planting new seeds. But it’s also scary, because there’s no safety net.”

― Howard Schultz

“I once called construction companies to bid on an addition to the school library so that there would suddenly be people outside, measuring the building. ‘Who authorized this?’ the principal would ask. The answer: ‘Howie Mandel.’”

― Howie Mandel

“Building a good, stable, and productive China-U.S. relationship is in our mutual interest of our two countries and our two peoples, and also contributes to peace and development.”

― Hu Jintao

“To go to the White House is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In fact, the building is not that big.”

― Hugh Bonneville

“I live in a loft in a building I designed, but for my dream house I’d get Frank Gehry, just to see what he’d do.”

― Hugh Hardy

“When I went to India, I became absolutely obsessed with the idea of building a hotel in India. I’ve never done a hotel, and I’d love to do public spaces in that culture.”

― Hugh Hardy

“We believe that peace is not just signed papers, but rather a contract between generations for the building of a more promising and less threatening future.”

― Hussein of Jordan

“The first decent building I did with my own practice was a chapel in Taiwan.”

― I. M. Pei

“One thing I learn – I’ve been in practice now for half a century or more, and the most important ingredient for an architect to do a good building is to have a good client. I think a client counts for as much as fifty per cent.”

― I. M. Pei

“The genome was once thought to be just the blueprint for a living organism, like a combination of the architect’s plan for a building and the builder’s list of supplies. It specified the parts, the building blocks, and, somehow, the design of the whole, the way in which they are to be put together.”

― Iain McGilchrist

“I am quite handy; not to sound bragadocious, but I’ve been working with wood and building things my entire life. I used to be a skateboarder and built ramps with my father. Then, the first two years I lived in Los Angeles, I worked as a carpenter building sets.”

― Ian Anthony Dale

“We should be growing carrots up the side of the Empire State Building or Big Ben.”

― Ian Brown

“When the days start to get shorter, I want to be in some nice brick building on the East Coast with the lights glowing in the windows. When the daylight starts changing, I want to be out West.”

― Ian Frazier

“I’m interested in creating a little sound world for songs, really crafting it, building it, and making it like a little doll’s house with little things inside it, staircases and rooms and everything kind of relates to everything else. I’ve never seen it as drums, bass, guitar and vocals in very separate spaces.”

― Imogen Heap

“The Green Climate Fund is very much a strategic building block in the architecture for financing sustainable development.”

― Isabella Lovin

“Momentum is building for the creation of a shared future, one that is more egalitarian, inclusive, and respectful of the environment – a future that ultimately offers greater possibilities for personal development and control over our individual lives.”

― Isabelle Kocher

“Whatever you build, you’re building for the family – not with an eye toward getting away, but with an eye toward adding to the family pie.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“Just because one happens to be wealthy, it doesn’t mean you are naturally any good at building an investment operation that is world-class or successful.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“The idea of investing in entrepreneurs who are building things from scratch, where I can participate in their dream, was very, very exciting to me.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“The Washingtonian said it shouldn’t be built. The gallery’s East Building is now considered a triumph, and members of the American Association of Architects have voted it one of the best buildings of all time.”

― J. Carter Brown

“Business chief executive officers and their boards succumb to the pressures of the financial markets and their fears of takeovers and pour out their energies to produce quarterly earnings – at the expense of building their companies for the long term.”

― J. Irwin Miller

“Building stuff. Lifting blocks. That’s how I got stronger. I never lifted weights. I just did masonry work with my pops.”

― J. R. Smith

“Planning a garden, park, building, or city shouldn’t be done in an office.”

― Jack Dangermond

“We shifted our philosophy from being a computer mapping group that would support planners to the idea of building actual software that would be well engineered. Because at that time, our software was not well-engineered at all; it was basically built with project funding and for project work, largely by ourselves.”

― Jack Dangermond

“I want to have all that scientific information that we’re building be used in designing the future so that people who make geographic decisions – and here it’s not just land-use planners, but it’s everyone: foresters, transportation engineers, people who buy a house – can analyze all of these information layers and design a future.”

― Jack Dangermond

“Our intention and aspiration is to continue building out thematic information about every subject – basemaps, imagery, demographics, landscape data, etc. – so anyone can use it to access thousands of authoritative maps.”

― Jack Dangermond

“The interesting products out on the Internet today are not building new technologies. They’re combining technologies. Instagram, for instance: Photos plus geolocation plus filters. Foursquare: restaurant reviews plus check-ins plus geo.”

― Jack Dorsey

“The Pentagon is actually a 10-story building, five up and five down.”

― Jack Keane

“I watched the Bush administration overreact to the Clinton administration, who believed they did too much nation building, sustaining other countries, and that’s why we never put the commitment on Afghanistan and Iraq that should have been in there under their policy leadership.”

― Jack Keane

“The groups that have awarded them are all a little different. It’s a little hard to single out any one for that, but I think the dedication of this building would have to go toward the top of the list.”

― Jack Kilby

“When I say artist I mean the man who is building things – creating molding the earth – whether it be the plains of the west – or the iron ore of Penn. It’s all a big game of construction – some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.”

― Jackson Pollock

“None of us, no matter how perfect, can claim that the building of a new society and the marshalling of a former liberation movement into a modern political party all happen in a straight line.”

― Jacob Zuma

“People should look at building long-term businesses, not just selling a business.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“To be spiritual means you have cosmic ambitions. You want to know not just the whole creation but the Creator and the source of creation as well. To be material means you have petty ambitions of owning a house – or 10 houses – or a whole apartment building.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“I was always dressing up as a kid in the backyard, building some sort of fort and having battles against imaginary enemies. It’s often that same feeling when you’re pretending for a living, but it’s with bigger toys.”

― Jai Courtney

“Building strength is very important, but there are many ways to do that.”

― Jake Arrieta

“Rather, it is through conciliation and compromise that we are building a fair Iraq, a just state for all its peoples.”

― Jalal Talabani

“If I’m the Cavs, I seriously do this: I do a wink-wink deal with LeBron James, give him part ownership of the team. I put a statue in front of the building, and I retire his number. I do all of that.”

― Jalen Rose

“Back in the 1500s, the culture that we had built in the West embraced multigenerational projects quite easily. Notre Dame. Massive cathedrals were not built over the course of a few years, they were built over a few generations. People who started building them knew they wouldn’t be finished until their grandson was born.”

― Jamais Cascio

“As a Saudi journalist starting my career right after the oil boom of the 1970s, I witnessed the phenomenal growth and expansion of Saudi businesses and the pivotal role the leaders of these firms played in building the modern Saudi economy.”

― Jamal Khashoggi

“I love being honest and intimate with people. I love building community. I love emailing with readers.”

― James Altucher

“I am no longer willing to take parts in films and/or television shows which detract from the 50 years I have spent building my reputation.”

― James Caan

“Building upon the world we created with ‘Avatar’ has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience. In writing the new films, I’ve come to realize that ‘Avatar’s world, story and characters have become even richer than I anticipated, and it became apparent that two films would not be enough to capture everything I wanted to put on screen.”

― James Cameron

“What we define as a bubble is any kind of debt-fueled asset inflation where the cash flow generated by the asset itself – a rental property, office building, condo – does not cover the debt incurred to buy the asset. So you depend on a greater fool, if you will, to come in and buy at a higher price.”

― James Chanos

“Russian strategy seems to center on maintaining Putin’s popularity at home; building a strong military capacity in special forces, nuclear weapons, and advanced submarines; pressuring nearby nations to join various defense and customs pacts dominated by Russia; and pushing back on the U.S. wherever convenient.”

― James G. Stavridis

“In the 21st century, we can’t create security by building walls.”

― James G. Stavridis

“In the 20th century, we built a lot of walls – we endlessly tried to build walls between us and people we perceived, correctly or incorrect, as our enemies. In the 21st century, because of the advent of networks, the free movement of goods and people across the globe, we need to build security by building bridges instead of building walls.”

― James G. Stavridis

“Building a stable, peaceful, and coherent Europe must include Russia.”

― James G. Stavridis

“I’m very optimistic about the future. I’m just not optimistic about the skyscraper as a building typology that is suited for the future.”

― James Howard Kunstler

“Ever-busy, ever-building, ever-in-motion, ever-throwing-out the old for the new, we have hardly paused to think about what we are so busy building, and what we have thrown away. Meanwhile, the everyday landscape becomes more nightmarish and unmanageable each year.”

― James Howard Kunstler

“Religion that is contained only within a church building is a weekend hobby, not a personal faith.”

― James Lankford

“You can’t be theoretical when you’re building a musical.”

― James Lapine

“My commitment is that Crown Sydney won’t be just another hotel: it will be a landmark building for Sydney with a design and quality that the city deserves.”

― James Packer

“I don’t think about an industry or building things, but somebody says you’re lucky if you find something you like to do, which is true, and then it’s a miracle if you get paid to do it.”

― James Patterson

“When I was growing up in Chicago, my family and I used to go to a local chain, Hackney’s, for burgers and their French fried onion loaf. I probably haven’t been to one in 25 years, and yet, I once saw Donald Trump from behind in an office building and the first thing that flashed in my mind was his hair looked like that onion loaf.”

― Jami Attenberg

“I view my career like a rubber-band ball in that every role is a new experience building toward something bigger.”

― Jamie Chung

“Duct tape is like that. It’s a building block. You can make a rope out of it, you can make a cloth out of it. And because it sticks to stuff it’s even more powerful. It’s like an uber-material because of the versatility of a sticky fiber.”

― Jamie Hyneman

“Miles Flannery – he’s a beast. Very talented, but a brute. He’s one of three guys who help us keep the shop maintained, help us set up on location and assist in building something if time is short.”

― Jamie Hyneman

“I’ve gone periods of maybe four months without writing anything, but it’s not a problem. It just means something’s building inside you, and it’ll build and it’ll build, and at some point it’ll come out, and it does, and it usually comes out in three or four songs, and you play it that way, really.”

― Jamie Lawson

“I think there are definitely two types of student: the academic kids and the 50% who fail. It’s very clear to see – it’s fact. We’re not doing enough for those who fail; they need a more physical, tactile approach, involving people skills, team-building, problem-solving, building things.”

― Jamie Oliver

“Our CII building in Hyderabad has zero discharge of water. Every drop of water is treated and reused.”

― Jamshyd Godrej

“Government should concentrate on building up infrastructure and skill development. Simplification of taxation is another important area.”

― Jamshyd Godrej

“Besides infrastructure, there is a huge opportunity in housing and urbanisation of cities – not only building new ones, but also renewing the infrastructure of old cities to make them more livable. This provides tremendous scope for large investments to fuel growth.”

― Jamshyd Godrej

“Stories of all lengths and depths come from different parts of the cave. For a novel, you must lay in mental, physical and spiritual provision as for a siege or for a time of hectic explosions, while a short story is, or can be, a steady, timed flame like the lighting of a blow lamp on a building site full of dry tinder.”

― Jane Gardam

“I recognize that it is through the engagement with my craft – by recognizing an idea and drawing it out, building physical models, collaborating with experts, constructing the sculptures at urban scale, and maintaining them through years of weather and interaction with the public – that a new art for cities has become real.”

― Janet Echelman

“It’s your flaws, not your strengths, that go down in the depths of your books. You’re exposed, like dreaming you’re naked in a public building.”

― Janet Fitch

“Reproductive rights are about body and medical autonomy: our collective and deeply personal right to choose what we want to do to/with our bodies. Trans people and feminists should be building natural alliances here.”

― Janet Mock

“My earnest hope is that what we started in terms of building partnerships with communities across America will continue, that we will continue our efforts to reduce crime and violence.”

― Janet Reno

“We’re building on an international network with many others for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. There are so many things we can do to carry forward policies.”

― Janet Reno

“Organisms don’t think of CO2 as a poison. Plants and organisms that make shells, coral, think of it as a building block.”

― Janine Benyus

“Trees and bones are constantly reforming themselves along lines of stress. This algorithm has been put into a software program that’s now being used to make bridges lightweight, to make building beams lightweight.”

― Janine Benyus

“There are three types of biomimicry – one is copying form and shape, another is copying a process, like photosynthesis in a leaf, and the third is mimicking at an ecosystem’s level, like building a nature-inspired city.”

― Janine Benyus

“A house isn’t really understandable until it settles into the site: until it’s built, furnished and lived in for four or five years. The reality is not on paper but in how a building sits on the land – how it relates to trees, to slopes, to water, to gardens.”

― Jaquelin T. Robertson

“The key to building a sustainable content company is to control costs.”

― Jason Calacanis

“Jon Miller would be amazing for Yahoo because he is extremely good at building display advertising businesses and buying young startups.”

― Jason Calacanis

“I love building a song up from nothing and jumping from one instrument to another.”

― Jason Falkner

“Kickstarter can get customers invested, both literally and figuratively, in a game before it is released. With nothing but an idea, a bit of video and a few screenshots, a developer can start building a loyal fan base.”

― Jason Schreier

“The scientist and engineers who are building the future need the poets to make sense of it.”

― Jason Silva

“Congress passes bills that appropriate money. Congress says, ‘We’re building this bridge or funding that defense project, and they cost this much.’”

― Jay Carney

“Big ideas developed in a vacuum are doomed from the start. Feedback is the essential tool for building and growing a successful company.”

― Jay Samit

“Creating the right advisory board for your startup can be the single most important step you take in building a new business.”

― Jay Samit

“The Europe we are in the process of building is the Europe of the 21st century; it’s not the Europe of the 20th century.”

― Jean-Pierre Raffarin

“The songs sort of come out spontaneously and it’ll take me awhile to figure out what exactly is happening lyrically, what kind of story I’m telling. Then I start building little bridges – word bridges – to make everything go from one point to the next point to the next point until it reaches the end.”

― Jeff Mangum

“It’s just as easy for me to be building a fence somewhere and scraping by on unemployment in between doing a guest star spot. I’ve been there.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“Some of the most rewarding times my brothers and I have are when all of us get together, and we can see what we’ve been building genetically and culturally.”

― Jeffrey Kluger

“SoundCloud took a community-first approach to building its business, prioritizing finding artists to post on its service over making deals with music labels to license their music, the approach taken by Spotify.”

― Jenna Wortham

“My husband and I are building a ‘green’ house in Santa Ynez Valley. We bought 15 acres and we’re going to build a house that’s green from the ground up.”

― Jennie Garth

“I love building companies; I love making products.”

― Jennifer Flavin

“Think about all of the non-entrepreneurial advice and resources you need when building a company. You need lawyers, accountants, financial experts.”

― Jennifer Hyman

“I was sexually harassed while building Rent the Runway – propositioned, sent sexual text messages, harassed and threatened in person.”

― Jennifer Hyman

“Building followership and inspiration around female leadership is quite difficult to do.”

― Jennifer Hyman

“As a society, we haven’t spent as much time building the citizen Internet.”

― Jennifer Pahlka

“The cost of building large airships can be prohibitive. The entry barrier is considerable and could be a show-stopper for large-scale projects.”

― Jens Martin Skibsted

“Bitcoin may herald the dawning of a new age in currency. It holds superior traits as a form of ‘good money.’ As a tangible form of asset (its core tangibility being its mathematical basis), it could become an incredibly important building block for the 21st century’s global economy.”

― Jeremy Allaire

“I came to London. I spent nine months doing domestic work and gardening because I knew I wanted to get a West End show. So, when I was offered jobs in Stoke or Leicester or whatever, I’d say no. Eventually, I got ‘Godspell.’ It was gently building.”

― Jeremy Irons

“Building a house is like producing a movie. There’s no right way to do it but a lot of wrong ways. You have to be flexible and creative. You have to move fast, be prepared – or it quickly becomes costly.”

― Jeremy Renner

“In Germany, young players are given more time, more patience. In England, they prefer to buy already-high-level players rather than spending some time building up a really talented young guy.”

― Jerome Boateng

“Today’s merger makers are not ad people; they’re building communications companies.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“Are you familiar with 9/11? Building 7? You know what was in there? All the Enron stuff. I guess that building went down on its own.”

― Jesse Ventura

“My idea is to fill an intersection with color. That will include the road and the sidewalk and up the building, so there’s a cubic volume of color in the intersection wedged between four corners and four buildings.”

― Jessica Stockholder

“Building a dollhouse is a lot like writing a novel because you are God of the Universe.”

― Jill McCorkle

“Our people are excited about building solutions, and it’s rewarding to see how much fun Netscape employees have doing something they think is relevant and important.”

― Jim Barksdale

“We’re building a great company, and we’re very excited about the future of the company.”

― Jim Barksdale

“The collision of mobile and social platforms and the need to build these companies from the ground up – whether it’s a game, a healthcare application, an education application – building these from the ground up is what allows entrepreneurial activity to be unleashed.”

― Jim Breyer

“I was brought up in a flat in North London – virtually the last building in London, because north of us was countryside all the way to the coast, and south of us was non-stop London for 20 miles.”

― Jim Crace

“You’ve got the Democratic Party that now depends on more government spending and actual building the dependence on government in order to increase their political party.”

― Jim DeMint

“Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building.”

― Jim Hightower

“Teachers have the hardest and most important jobs in America. They’re building our nation. And we should appreciate them, respect them, and pay them well.”

― Jim Hunt

“If you have spent your life building Ineos, and you find yourself in a crisis, you are going to do anything you can to save what you have been building.”

― Jim Ratcliffe

“I am a junior senator, ninety-fifth on the seniority list, and so by Senate standards, my office in the Russell Senate Office Building is less than splendid.”

― Jim Webb

“I appreciate everything that happened in Sacramento. It was character building for me, continuing to go out and play hard. I feel like I progressed as a player.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“My favorite off-mountain workout is the long run. It’s great for building endurance and strength.”

― Jimmy Chin

“My vocation is more in composition really than anything else – building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army.”

― Jimmy Page

“I first came to Glasgow with no money and slept in a workman’s hut on a building site.”

― Jimmy Savile

“China is not only formidable, it is also aggressively building its own economic infrastructure. Just a few years from now, China will rival the U.S. and the European Union in global market power. It already has surpassed us in population.”

― Jo Ann Emerson

“As observatory architect, my dad was partly concerned with the maintenance of them all. I used to go with him on site visits quite often, from age 7 or 8. I have memories of crawling through the rafters of the old building, trying to find where the leak in the roof was.”

― Jocelyn Bell Burnell

“I’m building Segera to promote a different way of doing tourism.”

― Jochen Zeitz

“We have reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum in reaching a goal all Americans should embrace – building a secure, peaceful, democratic Iraq that is no longer a threat to the United States or the international community.”

― Joe Lieberman

“Entrepreneurship is, in large part, about building something from nothing, which means creating a cause.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“I’m always investing and building things at the same time.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“CEOs shouldn’t worry about their budget all the time – on a day-to-day basis, they should work on managing their company, building an awesome product, developing key relationships, identifying distribution channels, etc.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“I spent the bulk of my career on building my company, and Morningstar is where the passion is.”

― Joe Mansueto

“I’ve been building a future for myself outside of acting.”

― Joe Penny

“He was mostly leaping tall buildings in the beginning. There were cases where he would leap off a tall building or swoop down, and at that point he would look like he was flying, I suppose. It was just natural to draw him like that.”

― Joe Shuster

“I’m a great believer in not sitting around waiting for the right part to come around, but jumping in and building it for yourself.”

― Joel Edgerton

“When we did the pilot, I sort of pictured this guy pirating a signal and then this story unfolding of him building this satellite and these robots and watching these bad movies.”

― Joel Hodgson

“We believe that the farm should be building ‘forgiveness’ into the ecosystem. What does that mean? That a more forgiving ecosystem is one that can better handle drought, flood, disease, pestilence.”

― Joel Salatin

“Know you food, know your farmers, and know your kitchen. Start building up your larder! We don’t even use that term any more.”

― Joel Salatin

“The highest pay cheque my mother ever received funded the building of a nursery school in Shepherd’s Bush – the school cost well over three times the money she donated to the making of the film ‘The Palestinian.’ Unsurprisingly this always goes unmentioned in the press.”

― Joely Richardson

“Building a cast is a card house. They lean on each other, provide for each other, and take from each other.”

― Johan Renck

“During the Holocene, we undoubtedly altered our environment significantly, clearing land, diverting water and building great cities.”

― Johan Rockstrom

“But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity.”

― John Abizaid

“There’s no such thing as the United Nations. If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference.”

― John Bolton

“After our successes on ‘H+,’ I’m thrilled to be returning to another digital endeavor with Bryan Singer, Jason Taylor, and the entire Bad Hat Harry team. We’re excited to be building the foundations of our world with Rockzeline and Blackpills.”

― John Cabrera

“I realized that theater was the perfect thing for me, in short bursts of intense community building.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“It’s the weird thing that actors do: You jumped across that building because the scene required it.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“One of the reasons microcomputers progressed so fast is people are willing to accept crashes. It’s faster to build something and try it, even if it means you’ll have to rebuild later… If you spent too much time building and massaging one vehicle, you don’t learn anything.”

― John Carmack

“There are lots of brownfield sites in Stoke, but they are not suitable for building executive homes. It needs to be surrounded by fields. It needs to be on greenbelt land. That’s what executives want.”

― John Caudwell

“Our idea with starting Stripe was to build better payments technology for people building things on the web.”

― John Collison

“Stripe is building payment infrastructure for the Web, so we make it easy to accept credit cards online. Before Stripe, the way you’d do this is using the legacy banking structure. It was slow, it was complex, it was expensive. It had this very chilling effect on e-commerce.”

― John Collison

“Our initial idea with Stripe was that for people like us – those building apps and websites – it was incredibly difficult to take payments. So with an open mind, and maybe a useful lack of knowledge about the industry, we started building a payment product.”

― John Collison

“Fundraising is a long and distracting process, and by the end of it, all you want to do is go back to building the product that you’re working on.”

― John Collison

“You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions.”

― John Engler

“Manufacturers employ more than 14 million Americans doing what Americans do best, making things, building things, transforming raw materials into finished products.”

― John Engler

“I believe that voting is the first act of building a community as well as building a country.”

― John Ensign

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”

― John F. Kennedy

“When I walked through the gate, Universal quit building actors. All of a sudden, I was doing leading roles. I knew I was a tyro, but they told me to shut up and act.”

― John Gavin

“The pattern of things was that each of the research students would be doing some particular experiment on the accelerator, often involving the building of counters or a system like that.”

― John Henry Carver

“Part of the transaction between writer and reader is the pleasure of building a community and encouraging people to play along.”

― John Hodgman

“We have the resources and technology to produce more energy than we consume and break our long-standing dependence on foreign sources of oil. All we need is the will. In fact, there’s a path to follow, one that North Dakota blazed over the last decade by building a comprehensive energy plan we called Empower North Dakota.”

― John Hoeven

“Our objective must therefore be to ensure EU better regulation contributes towards delivering a modern European Union which relentlessly focuses on building a dynamic and innovative economy equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”

― John Hutton

“The building of the architecture of a novel – the craft of it – is something I never tire of.”

― John Irving

“I studied to be an architect. And I find tremendous similarities between building a company and the design process. Businesses have to do their planning on the fly in a fashion similar to an architect sketching.”

― John Katzman

“The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor.”

― John Kenneth Galbraith

“Every film tries to advance the state of the art, at least a little bit. Brand new techniques? A lot of them are just evolutionary: we’re just building on something that’s like something we’ve done before and just trying to do it a little bit better or make it a little bit more realistic.”

― John Knoll

“Our collaboration in building innovative technologies will support the Make in India vision of the Indian government.”

― John L. Flannery

“Often, in horror films, the single most effective device for building a sense of scariness is the soundtrack: the clanking of chains, the groaning of off-stage ghouls, the unmistakable sound of a cannibal rustic firing up a chainsaw.”

― John Lanchester

“In my day, MI6 – which I called the Circus in the books – stank of wartime nostalgia. People were defined by secret cachet: one man did something absolutely extraordinary in Norway; another was the darling of the French Resistance. We didn’t even show passes to go in and out of the building.”

― John le Carre

“The most I ever spent on technology is building a studio – I built one at home in Los Angeles. I can’t tell you how much exactly, but the whole process is very expensive.”

― John Legend

“Don’t clap too hard – it’s a very old building.”

― John Osborne

“When the songs pop out, that’s like the climax of us building.”

― John Otto

“When you’re building a character, or at least when I’m building a character, you start saying, ‘How am I going to make people like him?’”

― John Sandford

“I just like building stuff.”

― John Schnatter

“When a script like ‘Hardflip’ comes along, with a real depiction of the rewards of a father-son relationship but also the difficulties of building one, you have my attention.”

― John Schneider

“Stay the course and keep building an integrated Apple ecosystem of iPhone + iPod + iMac + iTunes + App Store + Apple TV. No one has yet demonstrated they understand how to create an ‘experience-based ecosystem’ as well as Apple.”

― John Sculley

“I used to know Jennifer Love Hewitt. We lived in the same apartment building when I was about… jeez, I guess it was when I was doing ‘Christmas Vacation’, so I was about 13 or 14.”

― Johnny Galecki

“Alan’s publishing company was in the Brill Building, and of course, the Brill Building was where all the songwriters hung out because that’s where all the publishers were.”

― Johnny Rivers

“When you have an audience standing and screaming the entire way through the short program and cheering every element you do, whether it’s footwork, or spin, or a jump, to have that kind of emotion coming at you from every direction in the building, it’s the most amazing sensation you can get as a sportsman.”

― Johnny Weir

“What I’ve done is back off weight training and do more wrestling, cardio – where you’re building muscle but not building weightlifting muscle.”

― Johny Hendricks

“To ensure we are meeting the demands of existing customers while also attracting new users, we remain focused on building cutting-edge technology and introducing new and innovative product offerings.”

― Jon Oringer

“I think, as an entrepreneur, you have to see the unlimited amount of potential but concentrate on your day and just keep building.”

― Jon Oringer

“Building houses and mansion ranching is not ranching.”

― Jon Tester

“There’s a lot of similarities, I think, between a thriller and a comedy because it’s all about tension. It’s about building tension and setups and payoffs and misdirections and surprising people and sort of pushing the boundary.”

― Jon Watts

“Fashion is an archetype: you’re trying to build a silhouette, and that is very similar to building up a building because you’re trying to create a new structure, a new proportion, a new shape, and you’re using a material to cut which is a bit mathematical. That idea of finding something new in terms of proportion is something that drives me.”

― Jonathan Anderson

“I’ve died so many times. I’m 65. On my 40th birthday, my girlfriend gave me a reel with ways I had died, whether it was by knife, or electrocution or drowning or being thrown off a building or whatever it might have been. I’ve died a lot of times!”

― Jonathan Banks

“There are two kinds of sculptures. There’s the kind that subtracts: Michelangelo starts with a block of marble and chips away. And then there is the kind that adds, building with clay, piling it on. The way I write novels is to keep piling on and piling on and piling on.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

“I think I ate at the John Hancock building – I loved the view.”

― Joonas Suotamo

“I could hardly sit through ‘Frozen.’ There was an attempt to craft a moral message and to build the story around that, instead of building the story and letting the moral message emerge. It was the subjugation of art to propaganda, in my estimation.”

― Jordan Peterson

“Children need to move to develop their brain; it’s a natural urge. That’s why boys will run after a ball and play soccer despite how many video games are available to them, and they can’t help themselves from building with Lego bricks as well. They want to be creating something that’s uniquely their own.”

― Jorgen Vig Knudstorp

“Who needs one more chef in one more building with four walls and a kitchen?”

― Jose Andres

“Israel should share its great wealth with its neighbors, like the Palestinians, in areas like governance and investment as well as the building of institutions.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“Facebook’s headquarters is a two-story building at the end of a quiet, tree-lined street. Zuckerberg nicknamed it the Bunker. Facebook has grown so fast that this is the company’s fifth home in six years – the third in Palo Alto. There is virtually no indication outside of the Bunker’s tenant.”

― Jose Antonio Vargas

“Building our homes as fortresses of righteousness for protection from the world takes constant labor and diligence.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Time is water, and the Venetians conquered both by building a city on water, and framed time with their canals. Or tamed time. Or fenced it in. Or caged it.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“Well, by the end of the millennium, five, six months from now, we hope to somehow manage to move into a new location where we have the whole building, so we can devote space to all our activities.”

― Joseph Jarman

“One of the general considerations about new buildings is that people tend to say that anything new is a monstrosity. And then after a while they either accept them or they go on thinking that they are monstrosities. Reactions vary. This depends to some extent on the quality of the building.”

― Joseph Rykwert

“I am all for greening tall buildings, but I’m also very keen to note that greening a building doesn’t cope with the problem of the tall building in the texture of the city.”

― Joseph Rykwert

“I think what we all have to do is make this big leap towards renewables. And it has to be a solution where you’re actually building the answer; and it has to be built faster than the natural gas industry can build their answer.”

― Josh Fox

“Something like ‘Much Ado’ happens, and even ‘Avengers’ happens because of the years of building connections and doing the work and proving yourself.”

― Joss Whedon

“As a media consultant to Republican presidents, Ailes proved a deft manipulator of racial fear. But it was in building Fox News that he found his calling.”

― Joy Reid

“I say that building peace is like building a cathedral. You have to have a solid base, and then you do it brick by brick. But the process is irreversible. There’s no way back.”

― Juan Manuel Santos

“So women are at the beginning of building a language, and not all women are conscious of it.”

― Judy Chicago

“There were a few models who used to stay close to my building. I used to admire them and tell my friends that I did. Those models told me get into modeling.”

― Juhi Chawla

“I’m thrilled to share the story of my journey in building Eventbrite and what I’ve learned along the way as a working mother and entrepreneur.”

― Julia Hartz

“As far as funding and building a team, you being romantically involved with your cofounder really shouldn’t play a factor in how you run the company and how you create a team or find resources. It’s all about the partnership.”

― Julia Hartz

“The gender parity is something that has been organic to Eventbrite since we started building a team.”

― Julia Hartz

“Cryptography is the essential building block of independence for organisations on the Internet, just like armies are the essential building blocks of states, because otherwise one state just takes over another.”

― Julian Assange

“I ran off stage at my first gig. Halfway through it, I forgot my lines and didn’t know what to do, so I just ran out of the building down towards a lake. I was going to throw myself in, but the compere came out and said, ‘No, it’s going well, come back and finish the gig!’”

― Julian Barratt

“Greater public recognition will also be critical in encouraging prevention and early intervention, and more generally in building public support to meet the challenges of dementia.”

― Julie Bishop

“When a man wants to relax, he will slob out and really relax. Or he will pursue a hobby – anything from building models to watching sport.”

― Julie Burchill

“I collect clothes – they keep building and building. I buy them instead of having them washed.”

― Juliette Lewis

“For the earliest period of the history of Israel, all that precedes the building of the temple, not a trace can be found of any sanctuary of exclusive legitimacy.”

― Julius Wellhausen

“From the building of the temple of Solomon, which is also treated as a leading epoch in chronology, a new period in the history of worship is accordingly dated, – and to a certain extent with justice.”

― Julius Wellhausen

“Until the building of Solomon’s temple the unity of worship according to it had, properly speaking, never had any existence; and, moreover, it is easy to read between the lines that even after that date it was more a pious wish than a practical demand.”

― Julius Wellhausen

“The Beliebers have done some pretty crazy stuff. Last week, the night before I was due to do a show in Germany, four girls went into a dumpster so they could sneak into the building. They climbed in and hid. When the guys working on the truck started getting the garbage they found them straight away. It was crazy.”

― Justin Bieber

“Success is like a high-rise building I’m on the first floor. There are a lot of people in the basement or the parking lot but I was lucky enough to have made it to the first floor and I’m looking to make it to the penthouse.”

― Justin Guarini

“One of the challenges that Vancouver and cities across the country are facing is that we don’t have a federal partner in terms of building for transit, not in the way we need.”

― Justin Trudeau

“Since I became Liberal leader, I’ve focused on building a better Canada for the middle class.”

― Justin Trudeau

“I live in a high-rise apartment building, so I just have two cats. They’re both pound kitties. One of them, Dick, is an evil, foot-biting cat. When I write a tiger morph, I’m always imagining Dick.”

― K. A. Applegate

“We really spend a lot of time on building relationships. And so when everyone is like, ‘How do you break so many stories?’ it’s because I build relationships. I do it the old-fashioned way, and I build sourcing relationships, and then I take advantage of those relationships over time.”

― Kara Swisher

“The assistants, the managers, the PR, the person whose coordinating, the person in production – those are the people I loved communicating with and building network relationships with.”

― Karen Civil

“Building cars is highly specialized, it’s hard, and it’s capital intensive.”

― Karl Iagnemma

“The church of St. Peter at Berlin, notwithstanding the total difference between them in the style of building, appears in some respects to have a great resemblance to St. Paul’s in London.”

― Karl Philipp Moritz

“I hope to continue building my acting career and work more on projects that fulfill my artistic thirst.”

― Karolina Kurkova

“Fiorello LaGuardia saved City Center. The real man saved it, and he made this building into a performing arts venue.”

― Kate Baldwin

“I’m not afraid of heights. I rock climb. I can repel off the side of a building.”

― Kate Hudson

“I came to New York when I was eighteen years old, and the first audition that I ever went to was this huge cattle call at the Equity building where I had gone two days earlier to sign up – I didn’t have an agent or anything. It was for ‘Chicago.’ There were probably three hundred people there.”

― Kate Levering

“I came to New York when I was eighteen years old, and the first audition that I ever went to was this huge cattle call at the Equity building where I had gone two days earlier to sign up – I didn’t have an agent or anything.”

― Kate Levering

“Some archives and record offices are housed in your local museum or library; others have their own stand-alone building. Wherever they are, they are a treasure trove.”

― Kate Williams

“We have a group of friends of the museum who try to raise, if they can, periodically something to help us. Of course, the main thing about a building like this is its upkeep. It needs central heating and it needs central air conditioning.”

― Katherine Dunham

“I wanted to be a violin-maker like my dad, and then I wanted to be a doorman in my building.”

― Katherine Moennig

“In the same way we have a long-term plan for building roads, we have to have a long term plan to build transit.”

― Kathleen Wynne

“One of the top causes of startup death – right after cofounder problems – is building something no one wants.”

― Kathryn Minshew

“I loved being on stage. I was in elementary school when I started, so I couldn’t say that it was about the building of characters.”

― Katie Cassidy

“Figuring out how to scale the very human art of personalization is difficult, but I believe that it is also the key to building a lasting connection with customers for the long term.”

― Katrina Lake

“Character building is one of my favourite things to do.”

― Kayvan Novak

“I go through a whole process with the actors first, building and creating characters, then I encourage them to sort of live in that character when they’re in the screen.”

― Keenen Ivory Wayans

“Redefining marriage will have huge implications for what is taught in our schools, and for wider society. It will redefine society since the institution of marriage is one of the fundamental building blocks of society. The repercussions of enacting same-sex marriage into law will be immense.”

― Keith O’Brien

“I’m really proud of what we are building at the University of Houston, and hope I spend the rest of my career here.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“Many of the received models of modern architecture and planning owe their ultimate origin to the building code and public health reform movements of the second half of the 19th century.”

― Kenneth Frampton

“You can shoot a film in New York without seeing the Empire State Building. Or Starbucks… although the latter is much less realistic.”

― Kenneth Lonergan

“The basic line in any good verse is cadenced… building it around the natural breath structures of speech.”

― Kenneth Rexroth

“Certainly, network television in general relies a little bit too much on keeping people focused and emotional and scared and pushing the envelope by building wall-to-wall music.”

― Kevin Bacon

“We’re planting trees to break up the concrete jungle. We’re building public transportation and affordable housing.”

― Kevin de Leon

“I’ve spent over 25 years in the television industry, the direct response industry. I met a lot of people and certainly learned the power of commercials and their brand building potential.”

― Kevin Harrington

“The China Rich seem to be spending on a scale that’s just beyond anything we’ve ever seen before. They are building and buying an insane amount of luxury residences around the world, commissioning huge flying palaces from Boeing, and paying ridiculous amounts for art.”

― Kevin Kwan

“Building your own home is about desire, fantasy. But it’s achievable; anyone can do it.”

― Kevin McCloud

“Building your own house is a primal urge, one of those universal genetic drives like the need to provide for your family.”

― Kevin McCloud

“Building design isn’t trendy.”

― Kevin McCloud

“I look at Twitter as brand building.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“Building fast-growing, globally competitive companies is tough.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“I always strive to receive the loudest reaction that I can; whether that is being booed out of the building or being cheered.”

― Kevin Owens

“Building a new Health and Hospitals Network is fundamental to building a stronger and fairer Australia.”

― Kevin Rudd

“My freshman year in college, I got a job working security. This was a high-tech building in Santa Clara, engineers coming in and out all the time.”

― Khaled Hosseini

“The industrial revolution in the new century is, in essence, a scientific and technological revolution, and breaking through the cutting edge is a shortcut to the building of an economic giant.”

― Kim Jong-un

“Students at Kim Il Sung University are reserve hardcore talents who will become leading officials of the revolution responsible for the important sectors and posts in the building of a powerful socialist country, the backbone in the struggle for the victory of the Juche revolution.”

― Kim Jong-un

“Peasants, who after the liberation of the country became the masters of their lands and their country under the benevolence of Comrade Kim Il Sung, launched the campaigns for increasing agricultural production and donating cereals out of patriotism, and thus faithfully supported the Party’s line of nation building.”

― Kim Jong-un

“We should concentrate all our efforts on building an economic giant to bring about a fresh turn in developing the country’s economy and improving the people’s standard of living.”

― Kim Jong-un

“A revolutionary party is, in its essence, the party of its leader that carries out his ideology and cause, and the main thing in its building is to ensure the unitary character and inheritance of his ideology and leadership.”

― Kim Jong-un

“The heroic working class of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, holding aloft the banner of modelling the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, should become the engine propelling the masses forward on the general onward march and the example for all other members of society to follow in stepping up the building of a powerful socialist country.”

― Kim Jong-un

“Agricultural workers, together with the working class, constitute the main force in building a powerful socialist country, and the agricultural front is now a major thrust area in building the country into a socialist economic giant.”

― Kim Jong-un

“For all the popularity of spiritual advisers in South Korea, it still shocks to see the leaders of huge public companies relying on fortune-tellers. A shaman may advise a struggling executive to move a building’s front entrance, tapping the widespread pungsu belief that your luck depends on the direction of your house.”

― Kim Young-ha

“We need to have more women founders stepping up to kind of own their own story and ask for what they want and tell success stories and start really building confidence that these stories are out there.”

― Kirsten Green

“We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American values of savings and investment and of building small businesses and family farms and ranches.”

― Kit Bond

“The Communist Party said that I must finish my studies because after the revolution in Germany people would be required with technical knowledge to take part in the building of the Communist Germany.”

― Klaus Fuchs

“The fact that companies are getting into building power plants that collect their own CO2 on-site shows there’s some leadership in that industry. Some industries have seen the writing on the wall: that carbon will have to be managed.”

― Klaus Lackner

“I suppose the reason I chose electrical engineering was because I had always been interested in electricity, involving myself in such projects as building radios from the time I was a child.”

― Koichi Tanaka

“I’m just focusing on ‘Let’s Stay Together’ and slowly building my production company. I’m trying to get into writing as well.”

― Kyla Pratt

“To power the country by building 186,000 fifty-story wind turbines – and running 19,000 miles of new transmission lines – just seems impractical and preposterous compared to the idea of building a hundred new nuclear facilities primarily on the sites we already have.”

― Lamar Alexander

“I’m looking to produce more stuff: TV shows, commercials, music videos and short films. I’m building my catalog so I can have some fun in between the times that I get to a movie.”

― Larenz Tate

“I’ve made it very clear that building, maintaining, and fixing Maryland’s roads and bridges is our top transportation priority, and it is a top priority of our administration.”

― Larry Hogan

“Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen.”

― Larry Niven

“We’re at maybe 1% of what is possible. Despite the faster change, we’re still moving slow relative to the opportunities we have. I think a lot of that is because of the negativity… Every story I read is Google vs someone else. That’s boring. We should be focusing on building the things that don’t exist.”

― Larry Page

“I think most Americans, when we’re building a character, we look at the specificity of what that person is, in particular.”

― LaTanya Richardson

“After my first visit to Japan, in 1960, to work on a joint model building project at Osaka University, I maintained a continuing interest in the country and the entire Far East.”

― Lawrence R. Klein

“The SSRC committee turned attention from team research for building a model of the United States to doing one for world trade in order to investigate the international transmission mechanism.”

― Lawrence R. Klein

“The key to building massive, powerful muscles is to doggedly increase the training weights you use.”

― Lee Haney

“Bernstein grew up in my building in New York. He’s a very, very fine player. When he was a kid, he came by to find out what was going on in the world of jazz.”

― Lee Konitz

“Studying engineering was natural for me; I was always interested in technology and building things.”

― Leroy Chiao

“Rebuilding a network is a slow, brick-by-brick process. It’s not just creating a hit show – it’s building shows to back up that hit show; it’s creating an identity of success so that people want their shows on your network.”

― Leslie Moonves

“Chasing profits and building a long-term profit model are two different things.”

― Lewis Howes

“When it comes to building your business and developing a powerful network, you’ll want to develop a reputation as someone who highlights others. Not only does this give credit where credit is due, it also communicates that you’re secure with your success and have the ability to promote others in your industry.”

― Lewis Howes

“Being a lifestyle entrepreneur is about building a business around your lifestyle rather than a lifestyle around your business. You need to figure out what your ideal lifestyle is first.”

― Lewis Howes

“2015 was an interesting year for me. After finally getting back behind the camera at the end of the summer to shoot the CW’s ‘Arrow,’ I found myself a couple of months later in a federal building in downtown Los Angeles, trying to convince half a dozen security guards to let me make my EEOC appointment despite my expired driver’s license.”

― Lexi Alexander

“I’d like to play Ian Paisley, actually. I’d need building up, though he’s very frail now.”

― Liam Neeson

“Anybody that wants to take a picture with me I’m more than happy – I’m excited about it. I’m building that personal connection with the fans and keeping it.”

― Lil B

“My father’s legacy is bigger than a building. It really is a tremendous business that he’s built.”

― Linda Johnson Rice

“I grew up in a big sky country. Then I lived in Manhattan, where you can only see the sky between buildings, and then I went into a building where you couldn’t see the sky at all. I didn’t like that so much.”

― Linda Ronstadt

“My poor sister was forced to be in the plays that I would write. We would go to my grandma’s retirement building and perform ‘Phantom of the Opera.’”

― Lindy Booth

“Some of history’s cleverest business minds understood the power of share platforms, from the aggressive titans who made fortunes building the nation’s railroads, to Conrad Hilton, who created the first premier brand of international hotels.”

― Lisa Gansky

“I just really love building chips.”

― Lisa Su

“I want to record many albums, have a healthy record label with talented artists, keep building my publishing catalogue, and maintain our culture with good music that will be remembered for years to come.”

― Little Louie Vega

“Building trust between law enforcement officers and the communities we serve is one of my highest priorities as attorney general.”

― Loretta Lynch

“Building channels for people to believe that the city sees them and hears them and is willing to invest, is going to be critically important, and we have to start that right away.”

― Lori Lightfoot

“Every building must have… its own soul.”

― Louis Kahn

“A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.”

― Louis Kahn

“The first thing that an architect must do is to sense that every building you build is a world of its own, and that this world of its own serves an institution.”

― Louis Kahn

“The building’s identity resided in the ornament.”

― Louis Sullivan

“It was the spirit animating the mass and flowing from it, and it expressed the individuality of the building.”

― Louis Sullivan

“When I look at Deco jewelry, I see the New York skyline – the Chrysler Building.”

― Louise Linton

“We refuse to recognize problems of form, but only problems of building. Form is not the aim of our work, but only the result. Form, by itself, does not exist. Form as an aim is formalism; and that we reject.”

― Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“You cannot save wonderful towns. You can only save wonderful towns by building new ones.”

― Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“I see in industrialization the central problem of building in our time. If we succeed in carrying out this industrialization, the social, economic, technical, and also artistic problems will be readily solved.”

― Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“The building art is man’s spatial dialogue with his environment and demonstrates how he asserts himself therein and how he masters it.”

― Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“If there really is no new way to be found, we are not afraid to stick with the old one that we found previously. So, I do not make every building different.”

― Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“When it becomes economically possible, building will become montage.”

― Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Industrialization of the building trade is a question of material. Hence the demand for a new building material is the first prerequisite.”

― Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“The office building is a building for work, organization, lucidity and economy. Light, spacious working rooms, clearly arranged, undivided, only organized according to the pattern of the firm.”

― Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.”

― Lydia M. Child

“It was exciting putting hundreds of millions of dollars to work buying and building wind farms in Texas.”

― Lynn Good

“The way we grow is, we make investments. We’ve been building a natural-gas platform within Duke that started with the pipelines.”

― Lynn Good

“Building new nuclear is something that is going to take a lot of commitment, not only from our company but from the communities we serve. It is a five-to-seven-year journey to build one, and they are expensive.”

― Lynn Good

“We should be building more nuclear today.”

― Lynn Good

“My work more than didn’t fit in. It crossed willy-nilly the boundaries that people had spent their lives building up. It hits some 30 subfields of biology, even geology.”

― Lynn Margulis

“I avoid my neighbors – luckily, my building has two exits.”

― Lynn Samuels

“When a man says he is building a house for himself and his posterity, he does not mean to be understood as saying that he has any thought of binding them, nor is it to be inferred that he is so foolish as to imagine that he has any right or power to bind them, to live in it.”

― Lysander Spooner

“One thing that was frustrating to us, always, was having to do so much press building up an album, and you’re asked so many questions about, you know, is it more melodic, is it heavier, are you doing your old stuff, is it new?”

― M. Shadows

“Chaoyang Park Plaza is about how to carry the traditional culture into a new format in modern architecture. Instead of building a boundary between the city and the park, I tried to design this building to emerge from the natural landscape.”

― Ma Yansong

“Neoconservatism had the philosophy that you go in with a supply-led approach to impose democratic values from the top down. Whereas Islamists and far-right organizations, for decades, have been building demand for their ideology on the grassroots.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.”

― Madeleine Albright

“If we are serious about providing upward mobility and building a skilled workforce, pre-school is the place to begin.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“The best way to get students involved in science and want to follow either science careers or incorporate it in their lives or to achieve science literacy is to expose them to the various jobs in STEM. It’s broad from biologists to electricians to nanotechnologists to building fusion engines. It’s a wide range of things.”

― Mae Jemison

“I’m building shopping centers and movie theaters in the inner cities. So that means supplying jobs and letting blacks understand that we have to build our communities back, not looking to anybody else.”

― Magic Johnson

“One of the most obvious reasons to start using timber rather than concrete is that it’s the one commonly grown and therefore exceptionally renewable building material that we have available to us. And it acts as storage for carbon dioxide.”

― Magnus Larsson

“Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“The core issue here is that the Israeli government refuses to commit to terms of reference for the negotiations that are based on international law and United Nations resolutions, and that it frantically continues to intensify building of settlements on the territory of the State of Palestine.”

― Mahmoud Abbas

“Cardio activity burns fat, and when you burn fat while building muscle, you change the ratio of stored fat to lean muscle mass, and your arms appear to be more defined.”

― Mandy Ingber

“There’s been enough building of fences with labels trying to categorize artists, limiting artists’ ability to be themselves.”

― Mannie Fresh

“The good news about building a company during times like this is that the companies that do succeed are going to be extremely strong and resilient.”

― Marc Andreessen

“No one should expect building a new high-growth, software-powered company in an established industry to be easy. It’s brutally difficult.”

― Marc Andreessen

“I love what the Valley does. I love company building. I love startups. I love technology companies. I love new technology. I love this process of invention. Being able to participate in that as a founder and a product creator, or as an investor or a board member, I just find that hugely satisfying.”

― Marc Andreessen

“I’ve always done party building and party fundraising.”

― Marc Veasey

“I think architects design outside in. Or they design basically outside. They don’t get in the building anymore.”

― Marcel Wanders

“When I first started, it was so male-heavy, so male-dominated, that on the 18th floor of the criminal courts building, which was where I worked, there were three men’s bathrooms and only one women’s bathroom.”

― Marcia Clark

“Usually, the energy in elevators is so awkward; I mean, I can’t imagine the politics in the ones in the Conde Nast building.”

― Marco Brambilla

“Building businesses takes tremendous stamina, and success isn’t achieved without it.”

― Margaret Heffernan

“We must always refill and ensure there is a critical mass of leaders and activists committed to nonviolence and racial and economic justice who will keep seeding and building transforming movements.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“If you are working in a publicly subsidized building, then you have a responsibility to deliver truly interesting, risky, innovative, even provocative work. Work that speaks to your audience in many resonant ways. The priority is less about the financial rewards.”

― Marianne Elliott

“Clearly, Donald Trump’s victory is an additional stone in the building of a new world, destined to replace the old one.”

― Marine Le Pen

“It was very useful to learn the history, the theory, and the art of building from a practical background.”

― Mario Botta

“The Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio comes from afar. Our land has a millennial history of emigrations: master masons, architects, builders, decorators, plasterers, artists from the world of building.”

― Mario Botta

“To me it was fascinating, the idea of going to university and studying a subject – architecture – that I had already faced in building some small houses.”

― Mario Botta

“Before Google, I spent the summer building a program that would look at what websites you would go to and what websites other people would go to – and built a collaborative filtering program that helped you find related sites to look at.”

― Marissa Mayer

“In an urban environment, a church building is a thing of the past.”

― Mark Batterson

“Commercial fishing is always so behind the curve of technology that they were building ships with wooden hulls and masts in the 1940s, though it also had a diesel engine, which probably was used most of the time.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“Hackathons are these things where just all of the Facebook engineers get together and stay up all night building things. And, I mean, usually at these hackathons, I code too, just alongside everyone.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“In addition to building better products, a more open world will also encourage businesses to engage with their customers directly and authentically. More than four million businesses have Pages on Facebook that they use to have a dialogue with their customers. We expect this trend to grow as well.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“My friends are people who like building cool stuff. We always have this joke about people who want to just start companies without making something valuable. There’s a lot of that in Silicon Valley.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“Facebook is inherently viral. There are lots of sites that include a contact importer, and for lots of them it doesn’t really make sense. For Facebook it fits so well. It wasn’t until a few years in that we started building some tools that made it easier to import friends to the site. That was a huge thing that spiked growth.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“What really motivates people at Facebook is building stuff that they’re proud of.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“We pay attention to every demographic in every country, so we’re going to focus on building things that teens are going to like, and we’re also going to focus on building things that other folks are going to like.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“While some doubted that connecting the world was actually important, we were building. While others doubted that this would be sustainable, you were forming lasting connections. We just cared more about connecting the world than anyone else. And we still do today.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“It’s a juicy thing to say we’re building a phone, which is why people want to write about it. But it’s so clearly the wrong strategy for us.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“Building a mission and building a business go hand in hand. The primary thing that excites me is the mission. But we have always had a healthy understanding that we need to do both.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“Facebook is not a company of grass-roots tech enthusiasts. Facebook is not a game tech company. Facebook has a history of caring about building user numbers, and nothing but building user numbers.”

― Markus Persson

“The magnificent lobby of the Chrysler Building – faced with rare marbles, aglitter with decorative metalwork, and surmounted by a ceiling painted with a totemic image of the tower itself – leads to elevator cabs inlaid with exotic woods in fanciful patterns. The entire route from street to office is invested with ceremony, dignity, and delight.”

― Martin Filler

“The skyscraper style first advocated by Louis Sullivan – a tower of strongly vertical character with clear definitions among base, shaft, and crown – has remained remarkably consistent throughout the history of this building type.”

― Martin Filler

“All architecture, classical or not, must have some sense of order, and order is much harder to achieve without the straight lines and right angles that have dominated the building art from time immemorial.”

― Martin Filler

“By 1970, the first stirrings of the revolt against Modernist orthodoxy in architecture had been felt, although it would be several years more until Postmodernism was widely accepted and made classical motifs permissible in high-style building design for the first time in decades.”

― Martin Filler

“Despite the persistent image of the architect as a heroic loner erecting monumental edifices through sheer force of will, the building art has always been a highly cooperative enterprise.”

― Martin Filler

“The work that launched Snohetta into the architectural big leagues was their Oslo Opera House, which will certainly rank among the firm’s highlights whatever else they may do. Although this is by any measure a triumph of city planning, the building itself is not quite a masterpiece, though very fine indeed.”

― Martin Filler

“Although there are countless tangents that a career in the building arts can take, it is nonetheless most unusual for a major architectural practice to emerge once a firm’s principals are well into what is loosely called middle age.”

― Martin Filler

“During the nineteenth century, the rapid emergence and proliferation of new manufacturing methods and building technologies led to the establishment of polytechnic schools that concentrated on the practicalities of engineering and construction rather than the niceties of stylistic correctness or adherence to established precedent.”

― Martin Filler

“A turning point in the public’s perception of the building art came with the publication of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘An Autobiography’ of 1932, a picaresque narrative that captivated many who hadn’t the slightest inkling of what architects actually did.”

― Martin Filler

“One of the most persistent yet elusive dreams of the Modern Movement in architecture has been prefabrication: industrially made structures that can be assembled at a building site.”

― Martin Filler

“The financial benefits of prefabrication have never been as large as its advocates predicted, for although some labor costs can be reduced by machine manufacturing, on-site assembly of any building still depends to some extent on the handwork of skilled craftsmen.”

― Martin Filler

“The Frankfurt Museum of Decorative Arts is a handsome building, which takes its cues from the riverside Biedermeier villa next to it, and it is well-integrated into an overall scheme for a group of small museums.”

― Martin Filler

“There can be little question that the tall building presents one of the most difficult challenges to the architect.”

― Martin Filler

“I am very sure of the ground I stand on. I am also very sure that it is the path shared by republicans across this island genuinely interested in building a new agreed Ireland: republicans who put Ireland before ego, criminality, and self-gain.”

― Martin McGuinness

“The building blocks of discrimination tend to be similar wherever you find them.”

― Mary Beard

“Manhattan, after eight years here, still reminds me of Hong Kong. There are parts of Chinatown that are the spit and image of streets in Wan Chai, and I am held in thrall by the Chrysler building as much as I was by I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower.”

― Mary H.K. Choi

“One of the things I found as a dancer is that you’re trying to perfect your body but also protect it and keep it injury-free. When you work against your own weight, you’re still building lean muscle and bone density, but you’re in a safer zone.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“The key to building long muscle as you swim is stretching arms far ahead of you in the water, sort of like a swan.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“For a ballerina, the center of balance is everything – creating a strong center of balance begins with building strong abdominal muscles.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“It’s exciting to be able to be part of the block and tackle of building a company from a smaller base.”

― Mary Lou Jepsen

“We don’t want our government building files on what people think about their government.”

― Matt Apuzzo

“I was really just a hard-core geek, if you will, in 1996, and was building websites as a hobby. I started doing a lot of web design and development and built my first website on the now-defunct GeoCities platform.”

― Matt Mickiewicz

“If you were building a real-time game like one of Zynga’s games, the WordPress model wouldn’t work well for that.”

― Matt Mullenweg

“I was a player in the Arena League, I was building relationships with that internship.”

― Matt Nagy

“There is no way that anyone who – besides the folks that want to plain ignore facts – there’s no way that anyone can say that by building that wall we are not going to accomplish a more secure border. It’s just proven. We can do this.”

― Matt Rosendale

“Between 2009 and 2011, more than one in eight Milwaukee renters were displaced involuntarily, whether by formal or informal eviction, landlord foreclosure, or building condemnation.”

― Matthew Desmond

“Filmmaking is always sort of building a mosaic of this arc of what the character is going through.”

― Matthew Fox

“Tisch has a great film program and a great acting program, but they are segregated; you don’t really intertwine. My peers knew I liked acting, so they’d be like, ‘Go get that guy Gubler. He’ll be in your student film.’ I was in the same building. I became their go-to guy. So I left NYU having been in probably one thousand short films.”

― Matthew Gray Gubler

“One of the series I like is D.M. Cornish’s ‘Monster Blood Tattoo,’ in which he creates a whole language. Kids who are reading that are building a language in their heads. There’s no real cognitive difference. I think kids are excited by language, and they’re not always given credit for that.”

― Matthew Tobin Anderson

“Elton wanted a garden. They were building all afternoon while we were rehearsing. And then they built a fountain for Elton. And he said, I was only joking!”

― Maurice Gibb

“I knew at five years old what I wanted to do for a living. I started reading newspapers and books out loud at a very young age. I was very focused on English and building my vocabulary.”

― Mauro Ranallo

“If you’re building a social product, you’re still living in the last century if your product doesn’t work on Facebook.”

― Max Levchin

“Not far from our house, and opposite the old church with the golden cross, stood a large building, even larger than the church, and having many towers.”

― Max Muller

“I was a handyman in an office building across from Penn Station for two entire summers while I was still in school and the summer after. I had to wear a big, gray jumpsuit kind of thing that had the name of the company in a big patch on my chest, and I was sent to fix things and didn’t know what I was doing.”

― Max von Essen

“Founded in 1994 by the Anita Borg Institute and growing every year, the Grace Hopper Celebration is bringing needed network connections, skill building, and visibility for women computer scientists who work at all levels of our industry.”

― Megan Smith

“While all democratic systems are works in progress, ours started rather late and therefore has a longer distance to cover. But democratic transformation for us is not mimicking some facets of Western governance. The focus has been on building institutions of democratic governance.”

― Meles Zenawi

“Supporting actors are the support. You can’t make a building without support. You can’t buy dinner without support.”

― Melissa Leo

“Initially, I had two thoughts. First, this is a very large conspiracy; and second, our children in Washington. We knew there were a few unidentified planes that may have been headed for the White House or the Capitol Building.”

― Mercer Reynolds

“My brother was four years older and always building tree houses. Whether I wanted to or not, I learned carpentry.”

― Michael Beck

“No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses. It was far cheaper and, above all, timesaving to make them identical.”

― Michael Ende

“The entire idea of building a series of systems in a business is simply this – to create the tools that allow you, as a business owner, to increase productivity and get the job done. The idea behind these systems, of course, is to quit needing your judgement or input in every area of the business.”

― Michael Gerber

“The only choice that leads small business owners to real success in their endeavors is the one that requires real thought. Understanding and building the systems they need within their company to afford them a framework of organization that can scale the business from a company of one to a company of one thousand.”

― Michael Gerber

“I taught at Princeton for 39 years, and the school of architecture on the campus is the worst building on the campus.”

― Michael Graves

“When I design a building, I’m making sure you and I can get to the front door, there’s enough of a threshold for entry, and that the rooms are in a logical sequence.”

― Michael Graves

“After spending the 1980s building up Saddam’s Iraq as a counterweight to Iran, U.S. policy abruptly reversed course with his invasion of Kuwait and has since tried to cut him down to size. The policy is called ‘containment,’ but the question is, containment of what?”

― Michael Ignatieff

“When you’re building a company, you need to continually strengthen every component – finance, strategic partnerships, executive team, and relationships with every last constituency.”

― Michael J. Saylor

“I didn’t generate my success by being a prognosticator. I developed my reputation building our businesses by building great businesses and making them more efficient.”

― Michael Lee-Chin

“The mantra of the National Commercial Bank is ‘building a better Jamaica.’ If this bank is going to be everlastingly successful, it has to take on the ailments of this society.”

― Michael Lee-Chin

“I left an office at the top of the Pan Am Building, a nine-room apartment, and a farm in Vermont because I was aching inside. It took an analyst to tell me I could write a note of permission to become a musician and sign it.”

― Michael Masser

“Building up the arms did not cause the fall of Eastern Europe.”

― Michael Moore

“I’ve always been sort of confused by the trajectory my life has taken. I was supposed to be on an assembly line building Buicks.”

― Michael Moore

“My favourite British line is the West Highland line. It was built across moorland where no one had succeeded in building a road. So everything in that area is there because of the railway line.”

― Michael Portillo

“In Boston they have gone from large autonomous high schools to smaller schools within the same building.”

― Michael Welch

“Now that private prison companies have found that they can make a killing on mass incarceration, these private prison companies are now in the business of building detention centers for suspected illegal immigrants.”

― Michelle Alexander

“I am still committed to building a movement to end mass incarceration, but I will not do it with blinders on. If all we do is end mass incarceration, this movement will not have gone nearly far enough.”

― Michelle Alexander

“I believe that we need to think very seriously, particularly as folks of color and progressives, about building either a new party or a new movement that can hold the Democratic Party accountable or provide a meaningful alternative.”

― Michelle Alexander

“I’ve never understood the allure of putting your name on a building that was built with taxpayers’ money.”

― Mick Mulvaney

“In some cases we’ve been building tools that are specific to Linux for the desktop, and they only work on Linux, but I see two major projects that are wildly, wildly successful: Mozilla and OpenOffice, and those two programs are cross platform.”

― Miguel de Icaza

“Don’t spend months building something without any idea if someone actually wants it.”

― Mike Krieger

“Only a couple of companies in the world have the experience of building these machines, although the market need, if RFID did take off, would be for about 1 million of the machines running in parallel.”

― Mike Marsh

“Immigration is not about visa numbers or building a fence. It is about reclaiming our roots as a nation of immigrants and a refuge for those who have been cast aside.”

― Mike Quigley

“A lot of the jobs I had revolved around metal fabrication and creating and building and maintaining equipment.”

― Mike Schultz

“I was in the garage fixin’ things, and I’m like, what better project than building your own leg?”

― Mike Schultz

“Our assimilation efforts are based on building long-term relationships and value with our customers, and the success of these efforts is measured partly by our ability to stimulate customers to make a second purchase within 90 days.”

― Mindy Grossman

“Being the gateway to a large city, St. Louis, I had felt from the very beginning that somehow this building should symbolize this sense of being a gateway.”

― Minoru Yamasaki

“In other words, each piece of the building must look as though it was designed for that particular building.”

― Minoru Yamasaki

“And a building must be like a human being. It must have a wholeness about it, something that is very important.”

― Minoru Yamasaki

“The Wayne Education Building was the first classroom building that we have done on the Wayne campus.”

― Minoru Yamasaki

“In other words, I have no truck for anyone who goes out and does an eclectic building.”

― Minoru Yamasaki

“Because, if we understand how a building is to be produced and we find a way that it can be more simply produced, then obviously we are contributing to building better buildings more easily.”

― Minoru Yamasaki

“Working with real firefighters keeps us really grounded. How can you possibly complain that your trailer is not at the correct temperature when you are working with a man who ran out of a burning building to save someone’s life?”

― Miranda Rae Mayo

“The federal government was responsible for building the levees, engineering the levees, and consequentially, the federal government is responsible for repairing the damage that has been done, which has not been completed yet.”

― Mitch Landrieu

“America being a force is a lot more than building up the Defense Department.”

― Mitch McConnell

“We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers.”

― Mitt Romney

“I don’t know any nation on Earth that succeeded in creating a strong middle class with rising wages based on building a stronger and bigger government.”

― Mitt Romney

“I’m building a glass pyramid over the Egyptian escalator where my body will be mummified, so my customers can come and see me forever.”

― Mohamed Al-Fayed

“Iran is not about building nuclear weapons. We don’t wanna build nuclear weapons. We don’t believe that nuclear weapons bring security to anybody, certainly not to us.”

― Mohammad Javad Zarif

“And I also take photos of hydrogen bomb, from another part of the building. It was not part of my job, but I succeeded to go and take photos of the hydrogen bomb.”

― Mordechai Vanunu

“Surely, if Mother Nature had been consulted, she would never have consented to building a city in New Orleans.”

― Mortimer Zuckerman

“There should be in the life of every married couple a continual building of the sacrament.”

― Mother Angelica

“What I try to do in the book is to trace the chain of relationships running from elementary particles, fundamental building blocks of matter everywhere in the universe, such as quarks, all the way to complex entities, and in particular complex adaptive system like jaguars.”

― Murray Gell-Mann

“In the panic of 1819, the protectionists stressed the lack of consumer markets abroad and the necessity for building up a market at home. The inflationists, on the other hand, stressed the shortage of money capital available to manufacturers as a cause of the crisis.”

― Murray Rothbard

“Building a road might create temporary jobs, but does it really create wealth if it doesn’t also shorten commute times or otherwise make society better off?”

― Myron Scholes

“I have either run private equity funded companies or been a partner in a private equity fund since 1982. I’ve had a front row view of the vital role private equity continues to play in building and keeping American businesses competitive in the global economy.”

― N. Robert Hammer

“We must continue building in all corners of the Land of Israel, with determination and without being confused.”

― Naftali Bennett

“Netanyahu supports – and he truly does support – building a Palestinian state within Israel.”

― Naftali Bennett

“I think that the strategy around FYI is really a corporate strategy, and that’s that every one of our brands that we invest in have to matter and that we need to commit to building brands and investing in those brands, or we need to get out of that business.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“Before the scene, before the paragraph, even before the sentence, comes the word. Individual words and phrases are the building blocks of fiction, the genes that generate everything else. Use the right words, and your fiction can blossom. The French have a phrase for it – le mot juste – the exact right word in the exact right position.”

― Nancy Kress

“In fiction, a reaction shot is a brief portrayal of how your character reacts to something that someone else has done. In contrast to more direct character building, your guy doesn’t initiate the sequence; he completes it. Exactly how he completes it can tell readers a lot about him.”

― Nancy Kress

“Democrats believe in reigniting the American dream by removing barriers to success and building ladders of opportunity for all, so everyone can succeed.”

― Nancy Pelosi

“I’m particularly happy that the Ronald Reagan Building is both public and private, and embraces his lifelong belief… in free and open trade.”

― Nancy Reagan

“He was about building up the Trump name and then selling it and leasing it in as many different ways as possible.”

― Naomi Klein

“Failure saves lives. In the airline industry, every time a plane crashes the probability of the next crash is lowered by that. The Titanic saved lives because we’re building bigger and bigger ships. So these people died, but we have effectively improved the safety of the system, and nothing failed in vain.”

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Just as the web democratized publishing and development, Bitcoin can democratize building new financial services. Contracts can be entered into, verified, and enforced completely electronically, using any third-party that you care to trust, or by the code itself.”

― Naval Ravikant

“Education should not be about building more schools and maintaining a system that dates back to the Industrial Revolution. We can achieve so much more, at unmatched scale with software and interactive learning.”

― Naveen Jain

“We were told that building a product company in India is impossible, as there wasn’t enough talent available. But we survived, thrived, and grew despite a whole lot of frowns and thumbs down.”

― Naveen Tewari

“We didn’t build the interstate system to connect New York to Los Angeles because the West Coast was a priority. No, we webbed the highways so people can go to multiple places and invent ways of doing things not thought of by the persons building the roads.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals.”

― Neil Gaiman

“Howie Greenfield and I started writing music when I was 13 and he was 16. We lived in the same building.”

― Neil Sedaka

“I believe in the balance between dreaming and building.”

― Neri Oxman

“Because glass is at once structural and transparent, it is relatively easy to consider the integration of structural and environmental building performance within a single integrated skin.”

― Neri Oxman

“We’ve managed to motion-track the silkworm’s movement as it is building its cocoon. Our aim was to translate the motion-capture data into a 3D printer connected to a robotic arm in order to study the biological structure in larger scales.”

― Neri Oxman

“Most of the time in the 21st century, we dominate our surroundings: We tweak the thermostat, and the temperature falls one degree. We push a button, and Taylor Swift sings for us. It’s the opposite in the wilderness, which teaches us constantly that we are not lords of the universe but rather building blocks of it.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“A screenplay is not a finished product; a novel is. A screenplay is a blueprint for something – for a building that will most likely never be built.”

― Nicholas Meyer

“Giving the kids a programming environment of any sort, whether it’s a tool like Squeak or Scratch or Logo to write programs in a childish way – and I mean that in the most generous sense of the word, that is, playing with and building things – is one of the best ways to learn.”

― Nicholas Negroponte

“I spent two years working on building sites, working on the railways as a guard and in a racing stable, exercising racehorses. I learnt to build relationships. The experience of not being stuck in some middle-class bubble taught me things that being at university hadn’t.”

― Nick Davies

“Watching something being constructed, whether you’re passing a building site or whether you’re watching an artist at work, is fascinating, and I think that’s the enjoyment.”

― Nick Mason

“When I got to Los Angeles, I started building cabins in peoples’ yards, building post-and-beam structures and cutting the joinery for those.”

― Nick Offerman

“I also grew up building theatrical scenery. I spent many years building scenery as a large part of my income and that allowed me to really develop my shop skills.”

― Nick Offerman

“Setting is my primary joy as a writer, building a world and watching people respond to it.”

― Nicola Griffith

“Commodity exchanges have a lot of advantages. One, you are helping transparency. Two, they are not political. It’s institutional building. It can survive any environment, in theory.”

― Nicolas Berggruen

“I’m interested in the human more than I’m interested in building suspense.”

― Niels Arden Oplev

“Building walls is entirely sensible. We don’t need to do it. We have got the English Channel.”

― Nigel Farage

“She felt Britain should not be so dependent on coal. She was in favour of building up nuclear energy to break the dependence on coal, and the main opposition to nuclear came from the environment movement. Mrs. Thatcher thought she could trap them with the carbon emissions argument.”

― Nigel Lawson

“As a boy, I had two small aquaria in our backyard in which I watched, each spring, the nest building and other fascinating behaviours of sticklebacks.”

― Nikolaas Tinbergen

“I’ve been awed by the incredible opportunities that automatically float to the Harvard undergrads I once taught – from building homes for the poor in Nicaragua to landing prime White House internships.”

― Nina Easton

“My style is about making things last forever. When you’re on a budget, it can be daunting to spend $300 on a pair of boots or a coat. But such basics are the building blocks from which your look is crafted.”

― Nina Garcia

“On shipbuilding, on submarine building, warship building, coastal surveillance or small vessel building, we have both public and private sector. The capacities have really been scaled up, and the skill sets, hi-tech skill sets, have been acquired.”

― Nirmala Sitharaman

“Bilaterals are like building blocks for multilaterals.”

― Nirmala Sitharaman

“Haier, a Chinese brand, exemplifies the trend of emerging market companies building brands that are being accepted, if not recognized, by the Western consumer.”

― Nirmalya Kumar

“The higher the building the lower the morals.”

― Noel Coward

“The big problem that UWink had was we were essentially building tablets because they hadn’t been invented yet. That drove up the cost a lot.”

― Nolan Bushnell

“’Sleepless’ was a script that had been written by three or four other writers before me, and it never really worked, but it had this amazing ending on the top of the Empire State Building that just worked, no matter what came before it.”

― Nora Ephron

“Since Stonehenge, architects have always been at the cutting edge of technology. And you can’t separate technology from the humanistic and spiritual content of a building.”

― Norman Foster

“My older brother, who was in the Army, now owns his own building company. My half-sister was a nurse and is now a psychotherapist.”

― Olivia Colman

“I have worked for three decades as a staunch advocate of building a ‘big tent’ party that includes both pro-choice and pro-life Republicans.”

― Olympia Snowe

“Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are building their own versions of the future. And they get bigger and bigger.”

― Om Malik

“Having followed the wireless industry long enough, I can tell you that building and supporting an application for different platforms is as tough as climbing a straight wall of rock.”

― Om Malik

“My flat in Ladbroke Grove, west London, is in the best building in the world. It’s like a commune – everyone gets on – and on Friday evenings I often cook us all dinner.”

― Oona Chaplin

“We laid the track on a smooth stretch of ground about one hundred feet north of the new building.”

― Orville Wright

“Omidyar Network first supported Africa Check in 2014 when they were a team of just three dedicated people intent on building a more fact-based environment for public debate in South Africa.”

― Ory Okolloh

“We had taken the cups for coffee out of the building as a cost-saving measure, but left the coffee. Somebody thought it was symbolic to do this.”

― Oscar Munoz

“I pick up my pen. It flows. A building appears. There it is. There is nothing more to say.”

― Oscar Niemeyer

“Today’s ghost stories tend to be much more physically or psychologically violent. The Victorians were much more leisurely about what might or could happen, building suspense layer by layer rather than punching you in the face.”

― Otto Penzler

“Some guys can do more talking in the ring, other guys do posing, body building, whatever the hell they do in the ring. But I don’t have the big body, and I’m not the big smooth talker, but I can get in the ring and wrestle.”

― Owen Hart

“Tech is all about building human connections.”

― Padmasree Warrior

“Living in New York after 14 years, I’m such an outdoors kind of person. I love gardening and building things. I like restoring old furniture.”

― Paige Butcher

“There should be more interaction and more confidence building between our various academic institutions just like how there needs to be a confidence building between industry and academics.”

― Pallam Raju

“There’s nothing easy about building a company at all. I find it really hard, just painful and difficult, and if you are successful, it’s even worse than if you fail.”

― Parker Conrad

“It was just such a demeaning thing to do, being in silent movies. They’d call you up and tell you, ‘Hey, jump off this building!’ and they’d give you a hundred bucks, and you’d do it.”

― Parker Posey

“In any grass-roots campaign, building an ongoing base of support is as important as winning the ultimate goal.”

― Patricia Ireland

“One phrase we use at Stripe is, ‘Most tech companies are building cars. Stripe is building roads.’”

― Patrick Collison

“The impact of our warming planet will likely lead to even stricter zoning and building codes to account for the rising sea levels visible in places like South Beach – even on days without a cloud in sky.”

― Patrick Murphy

“Every patient is a consumer, and every consumer is a potential patient. What NantWorks is doing is building the world the way Da Vinci saw it, and augmenting every frame a human being sees as they work, live and play.”

― Patrick Soon-Shiong

“So many stories have been told about Black Lives Matter. The beauty of building out a decentralized network, the beauty of building out something that’s a hashtag, is that so many people can take it and run with it. The bad part about that is so many folks can take it and run with it – and misuse it and co-opt it.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“I like writing code. I like building product. I like making things that people like.”

― Paul Buchheit

“I don’t usually go in for reviews of buildings that aren’t yet built, since you can tell only so much from drawings and plans, and, besides, has there ever been a building that didn’t look great as a model?”

― Paul Goldberger

“To make a full-blooded puff pastry, you need time, you need patience, and you need precision. It’s all about the lamination: it’s all about building up the layers of butter, dough, butter, dough; as the butter melts, it creates steam, and that brings up the layers of the two doughs apart from each other, and that’s what gives it the rise.”

― Paul Hollywood

“There are some who are scared by unity and by building a country on the basis of ideas.”

― Paul Kagame

“At Unilever, we are committed to building an inclusive organisation where all individuals feel safe, valued, and supported – irrespective of gender, background, or any other difference.”

― Paul Polman

“The building block of every community is family.”

― Paul Singer

“I started doing commercials in 2008 right after we released ‘Death Race,’ and the reason was that I spent two years prepping Death Race and building all these custom rigs to shoot cars in the most dynamic and exciting way.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“I was commissioned to write some romantic fiction, and I really liked doing those, and they were very instructive in terms of building characters and plots. But it never felt right for me.”

― Paula Hawkins

“As long as I’m building and doing what I want to do, that’s the only thing that matters.”

― Payal Kadakia

“I grew up in a household that revered building businesses. It wasn’t thinking about leadership; it was more about building something. To build something, you ultimately have to lead.”

― Penny Pritzker

“Building a wall won’t solve our border security challenges.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“It’s just so unfortunate that, as we get adjusted to this global economy, that the U.S. is even thinking about building walls.”

― Pete Gallego

“Seeing results flow from my gifts is my greatest pleasure as a philanthropist – whether exonerating a jailed innocent or completing a Frank Gehry building. I want to enjoy my philanthropy.”

― Peter B. Lewis

“A dapper Canadian in his mid-fifties, Rob McEwen bought the disparate collection of gold mining companies known as Goldcorp in 1989. A decade later, he’d unified those companies and was ready for expansion – a process he wanted to start by building a new refinery.”

― Peter Diamandis

“Private companies should be building businesses.”

― Peter Diamandis

“For ‘Breaking Bad,’ our offices were in the ugliest building in Burbank, California. Which, if you know Burbank, is really saying something.”

― Peter Gould

“There will be no support in the island of Ireland for building a nuclear power station.”

― Peter Hain

“Technical co-founders are great at envisioning where the company’s going from a strategic standpoint. They have what I call the ‘gut-feel’ of building out their business.”

― Peter Levine

“Publicity doesn’t really get me anything. Clients are not going to hire me for a $100 million building because I have a brand. They really want the product.”

― Peter Marino

“There is a clear business case for building the resilience and capacity of local communities, businesses, and institutions because a peaceful, educated, and productive population will stimulate economic growth in the long term.”

― Peter Maurer

“I love Columbus Circle. I rebelled against the construction for a while because I go back to the ’70s. There was no Time Warner building. Now I’ve started to really like it.”

― Peter Scolari

“And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it’s uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz.”

― Peter T. King

“What I try to do is the art of building, and the art of building is the art of construction; it is not only about forms and shapes and images.”

― Peter Zumthor

“Normally, architects render a service. They implement what other people want. This is not what I do. I like to develop the use of the building together with the client, in a process, so that as we go along we become more intelligent.”

― Peter Zumthor

“When I concentrate on a specific site or place for which I am going to design a building, I try to plumb its depths, its form, its history and its sensuous qualities.”

― Peter Zumthor

“I wouldn’t build a building if it wasn’t of interest to me as a potential work of art. Why should I?”

― Philip Johnson

“Maybe, just maybe, we shall at last come to care for the most important, most challenging, surely the most satisfying of all architectural creations: building cities for people to live in.”

― Philip Johnson

“Purpose is not necessary to make a building beautiful.”

― Philip Johnson

“I guess I can’t be a great architect. Great architects have a recognizable style. But if every building I did were the same, it would be pretty boring.”

― Philip Johnson

“Ocean acidification is often referred to as osteoporosis of the oceans because as acidity rises, shell building creatures such as lobster, oyster, crab, shrimp, and coral are unable to extract the calcium carbonate from the water that they need to build their shells and are thus unable to survive.”

― Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

“My confidence has been really building since my time at Espanyol.”

― Philippe Coutinho

“’American Idol’ was just really a platform. What you do after that is what separates you from the show. And I’ve been working really hard, touring constantly, and building those fans. You’ve got to work hard.”

― Phillip Phillips

“Now, when building a show, I ask myself the question – like, ‘Jumping off this table will be really cool, but can I do that eight times a week?’.”

― Phillipa Soo

“India is a global power and an important partner with whom we are building an intense, broad and enduring relationship.”

― Pierre Pettigrew

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel.”

― Pope Francis

“When I was building my career as a choreographer, acting just happened.”

― Prabhu Deva

“I have my chops in organizing, and I know how to create political space through movement building.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“We have to take our anger and rage and channel it into building, growing, loving, holding each other up.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.”

― Prince

“Here in the U.K., our government is committed to building a society that works for everyone – not just a privileged few. We must do exactly the same abroad.”

― Priti Patel

“In a world of serious threats, Britain stands tall, saving lives and building a more prosperous, stable future for all.”

― Priti Patel

“’Trapped In The Closet’ lives in a place on the earth on its own. It pays its own rent, it’s its own landlord, it owns the building, it’s everything. And it’s so separate from what R. Kelly does; that’s the great thing about it.”

― R. Kelly

“Building community coalitions with pro-life groups and pro-business groups takes time.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“When you’re building a show from the ground up, there are no answers or wrong move, because there’s no bible.”

― Rachel Keller

“I started as kind of an outsider – freelancer working from home, building contacts from the ground up etc. – so I didn’t have too many relationships holding me back.”

― Rachel Sklar

“The best thing I can do is stay on the road and build a grass-roots following. I’m constantly about building my brand.”

― Raheem DeVaughn

“Everyone agrees that our immigration system is broken. Building a wall with Mexico isn’t going to fix it.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“We are focusing on four vertical markets – utilities, public sector, large enterprises, and transportation. And, we are building a software business as well that includes analytics, security, IOT platforms, and AI.”

― Rajeev Suri

“Building a character – nothing gives me more high than the process of exploring someone else’s life on screen.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“Education is all a matter of building bridges.”

― Ralph Ellison

“Put your energy into building what is creative, valuable and empowering. And you won’t have to constantly fight against what is destructive and draining.”

― Ralph Marston

“Now with our Software Developer Kit (SDK), any developer can embed Emotion AI into the apps, games, devices, and digital experiences they are building, so that these can sense human emotion and adapt. This approach is rapidly driving more ubiquitous use of Emotion AI across a number of different industries.”

― Rana el Kaliouby

“There is a danger of building an identity around the idea of being smart because it is very easy to become off-putting, to become exclusionary.”

― Randall Munroe

“I consider the many years I produced ‘Frontline’ documentaries as the essential building blocks of my success.”

― Raney Aronson-Rath

“I love building out the worlds of my fiction with fictional books.”

― Ransom Riggs

“You know all these stadiums that U2 are playing? I’ve played in them. And I’m building up to it again.”

― Raphael Saadiq

“Historically marginalized populations have already had less access to wealth and credit building opportunities, and the continued use of credit histories to set auto insurance pricing compounds racial discrimination and exacerbates wealth inequality.”

― Rashida Tlaib

“Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.”

― Ray Bradbury

“Here are the choices I don’t want to make: between paying additional fuel costs and flying and steaming less; between paying additional fuel costs and building fewer ships and planes.”

― Ray Mabus

“Whether via social media or in person, building your relationships is a long-term process, and the ultimate goal is to strengthen your network one person at a time.”

― Raymond Arroyo

“Consensus building doesn’t necessarily fit with my experience.”

― Raymond Kelly

“The Bar Room has a corner table placed strategically at a point diagonally across from the entrance. the table of tables in the setting of settings in the building of buildings. In the religion of lunch, this is the holy of holies.”

― Raymond Sokolov

“China is building a model for how an authoritarian government can survive the Internet.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“On March 5, 2011, protesters stormed the Egyptian state security headquarters. In real time, activists shared their discoveries on Twitter as they moved through a building that had until recently been one of the Mubarak regime’s largest torture facilities.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“Writers often like to talk about how intuitive the writing process is, but in truth, building a book is a remarkably unintuitive task. Or, to put it more accurately, you need a lot more than intuition. You need plot and characters. You need a setting. You need a theme that is relevant and supported by your text.”

― Rebecca Serle

“Being in the European Union, we would be building bridges between the 1.5 bn people of Muslim world to the non-Muslim world. They have to see this. If they ignore it, it brings weakness to the E.U.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people who could buy the Yankees, but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium.”

― Reggie Jackson

“As the United States chains itself down with greater debt, China is building relationships across the globe to bolster its trade, its access to natural resources, and its energy consumption. In far too many cases, this means lost opportunities for America and our businesses.”

― Reince Priebus

“A building has at least two lives – the one imagined by its maker and the life it lives afterward – and they are never the same.”

― Rem Koolhaas

“Each building has to be beautiful, but cheap and fast, but it lasts forever. That is already an incredible battery of seemingly contradictory demands. So yes, I’m definitely perhaps contradictory person, but I operate in very contradictory times.”

― Rem Koolhaas

“I witnessed the building of the Space Shuttle Columbia, the first orbiter to be launched into space.”

― Rene Burri

“When you design a building, you start from a general philosophy, and you come down, and you start from detail and come up. Only the theoretical architect believes that you can make the concept and then sometime, somebody will come to build it.”

― Renzo Piano

“I came to architecture from building. Because my father was a builder, everybody was – and is – a builder in my family.”

― Renzo Piano

“I don’t remember a single thing in my childhood that was not related in some way to building.”

― Renzo Piano

“I am excited to join Combate Americas on NBC UNIVERSO, and look forward to building this incredible MMA sports brand and supporting the extremely talented athletes on its growing roster.”

― Rey Mysterio

“In the organization of any major sporting event or the planning of a building, long-term thinking is key.”

― Richard Attias

“We’ve very steadily and single-mindedly been building the bureau so that we can do the work that, quote, Congress required us to do and that the American people have every reason to expect, and deserve, that we will do.”

― Richard Cordray

“Man is a fire-stealing animal, and we can’t help building machines and machine intelligences, even if, from time to time, we use them not only to outsmart ourselves but to bring us right up to the doorstep of Doom.”

― Richard Dooling

“We’ve already seen how it’s going to come in, in a truck, like it did at Oklahoma City at the Federal building or it’s going to come in by plane, like it did at the World Trade Center.”

― Richard Drew

“Edelman diversified into public affairs in the late ’60s with important programs for the Concorde SST, gaining landing rights at JFK Airport in New York, and in the late ’70s generating public approval for the building of the very stark Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in Washington, D.C., from a design by the very young architect Maya Lin.”

― Richard Edelman

“If you’re in part of rebel-controlled Syria, and suddenly your house blows up or a building next to you blows up, it would be convenient for rebels to say, ‘It was the Americans.’”

― Richard Engel

“There’s a lot to be said for doing what you’re not supposed to do, and the rewards of doing what you’re supposed to do are more subtle and take longer to become apparent, which maybe makes it less attractive. But your life is the blueprint you make after the building is built.”

― Richard Ford

“The case against Susan Rice has been building for years with little fanfare. Not surprising, the mainstream media reporters based at the U.N. have either ignored her mistakes or strategically covered them up.”

― Richard Grenell

“Going forward, we are mindful of the challenges we face in the competitive retail landscape, but we have demonstrated that our concept of building compelling brands that focus on the customers’ lifestyles can produce superior results. We will not waver from that concept.”

― Richard Hayne

“It was almost a desecration to put a building on the Boulder Turnpike, which is now U.S.-36 and is almost backyards and even junkyards all the way up. We didn’t have to put development just cheek to jowl all the way up to Boulder. There’s enough room in Colorado! But we did.”

― Richard Lamm

“We had been busy building up fibre infrastructure under the ground in Hong Kong and underneath the homes of people, so when we launched IPTV, it was relatively smoother sailing than in other territories.”

― Richard Li

“Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time.”

― Richard Meier

“Cities are about juxtaposition. In Florence, classical buildings sit against medieval buildings. It’s that contrast we like. In Bordeaux, we built law courts right next door to what is effectively a listed historic building, and that makes it exciting.”

― Richard Rogers

“Essentially, every technology you have ever heard of, where electrons move from here to there, has the potential to be revolutionized by the availability of molecular wires made up of carbon. Organic chemists will start building devices. Molecular electronics could become reality.”

― Richard Smalley

“Tax cuts are one of many ways to stimulate the economy. Building infrastructure, for example, is another.”

― Richard Thaler

“We’re building an independent political program that can run electoral politics and then turn on a dime to hold our leaders to task, in case they suddenly develop that old case of amnesia! We’ll be there to remind them what they promised and who they promised to work for!”

― Richard Trumka

“I don’t read many popular histories like the ones I write. The building blocks for my research are scholarly monographs, and the inspiration for my storytelling style are folks like Chekhov.”

― Rick Perlstein

“Scouting ought to be about building character, not about sex. Period. Precious few parents enroll their boys in the Scouts to get a crash course in sexual orientation.”

― Rick Perry

“I believe in building your foundation – if your foundation is not rich, then you are far from rich.”

― Rick Ross

“Government should support – and benefits from – economic development and settlement. The oft-used analogy of building highways and supporting infrastructure – not driving the vehicles or the industry – fits.”

― Rick Tumlinson

“DC and Monster have always supported my vision for street skateboarding, from building skate plazas throughout the world to now creating the first-ever professional skateboarding league.”

― Rob Dyrdek

“For me, part of one my big movements is building authentic street environments for skateboarding.”

― Rob Dyrdek

“In order to stay healthy, recover quickly, and continue building strength and agility, I’ve combined different types of low-impact sports circuit exercises to maximize and expand my abilities.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“I need it all: in-depth characterization, fantastic/warped world building, a plot that could out-race Secretariat, and a ‘voice.’ I need to hear a uniqueness in the author’s voice.”

― Rob Thurman

“I think the UFC’s done a great job of building the brand, building the UFC, building MMA.”

― Robbie Lawler

“I think there’s definitely a potential there for a congregation to survive without the Crystal Cathedral. The congregation is the people. It’s not the building.”

― Robert A. Schuller

“When I first started playing at Norwich, West Brom were in the Championship, got promoted, got relegated, got promoted, got relegated, and all the time, they were building until they eventually stayed up.”

― Robert Green

“As a child, I was always interested in building things. Instead of buying candy, I would purchase nails, which I used to construct things out of scrap wood. My mother always claimed that my spending my money on nails instead of on candy was why I was so skinny as a kid.”

― Robert H. Grubbs

“We all know that a church is not a building.”

― Robert H. Schuller

“I’m really inspired to build a billion-dollar company. The hardest part is building the vehicle to get you there.”

― Robert Herjavec

“Artists frequently argue that videos trivialize a song and that touring for months at a time works against the creative process, not to mention maintaining a normal lifestyle. Doing something about these complaints, however, is rare because promotional videos and touring are considered essential elements in building multimillion-unit album sales.”

― Robert Hilburn

“Once we no longer have the intellectual upper hand, then we quite literally, by definition, cannot outwit our successors. So unless we are absolutely sure that the machines we are building right now are not going to eventually become our new robot overlords, prudence is called for.”

― Robert J. Sawyer

“God instructed Nehemiah to build a wall around Jerusalem to protect its citizens from enemy attack. You see, God is not against building walls!”

― Robert Jeffress

“There is nothing unbiblical about building a wall and protecting citizens.”

― Robert Jeffress

“Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“The environmentalists say capitalism is killing our oceans, air, land, and forests. Capitalists argue that they provide food, fuel, and building materials for a growing world.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Conservative statesmen from Alexander Hamilton to Ronald Reagan sometimes supported protectionism, and at other times, they leaned toward lowering barriers. But they always understood that trade policy was merely a tool for building a strong and independent country with a prosperous middle class.”

― Robert Lighthizer

“When I was the director of Central Intelligence in the early ’90s, I tried to get the Air Force to partner with us in building drones. And they didn’t want to, because they had no pilots.”

― Robert M. Gates

“I’m finishing building a house and setting up a shop to build custom electronical musical instruments.”

― Robert Moog

“I had been building electronic musical instruments since I was a kid.”

― Robert Moog

“By the time I got to building synthesizers, I had perhaps 20 years’ experience building electronic musical instruments.”

― Robert Moog

“Before starting a building project, it is wise to discuss your plans in full with the neighbours.”

― Robert Rinder

“At Rackspace, I’m building a media house which will celebrate small teams who are having world-wide impacts through their building or use of new technology.”

― Robert Scoble

“It was very unusual to employ prettiness as part of a building.”

― Robert Venturi

“All alone in a committee room of the Senate Office Building in Washington, I was reading the dry typewritten pages in an unpublished report of an almost forgotten congressional committee hearing.”

― Robert W. Welch, Jr.

“I liked working in a series, going to work every day and not having to leave town for long locations. I was producing them and building an audience.”

― Robert Wagner

“I used to be an obsessive outliner – figuring that writing without an outline was like jumping off a cliff and building a parachute on the way down.”

― Robin Wasserman

“When I said I no longer wanted to be a painter, that I wanted to be an actor, the first thing I did was get a stinking job in an insurance building.”

― Rod Taylor

“The most important thing for building a robot that you can interact with socially is its visual attention system. Because what it pays attention to is what it’s seeing and interacting with, and what you’re understanding what it’s doing.”

― Rodney Brooks

“Our nation has invested millions of dollars in building safe, humane and, I may say, air-conditioned facilities to detain and prosecute the detainees at Guantanamo.”

― Rodney Frelinghuysen

“I’m building a large company.”

― Roger Wang

“In London, I discovered a peculiar building by Holland Park where the globe was shrunk to fit a British perspective, but which had a library with Sri Lankan books I had never seen before.”

― Romesh Gunesekera

“I never said I enjoy anything about using the Internet. I enjoy helping the entrepreneurs who are building this thing that I don’t necessarily like or use.”

― Ron Conway

“Barack Obama won a second term but no mandate. Thanks in part to his own small-bore and brutish campaign, victory guarantees the president nothing more than the headache of building consensus in a gridlocked capital on behalf of a polarized public.”

― Ron Fournier

“As recent as the year 2000 we won elections by saying we shouldn’t be the policemen of the world, and that we should not be nation building. And its time we got those values back into this country.”

― Ron Paul

“Donald Trump – and I don’t dislike Donald one single bit – has no idea how good the Mexican people are at building tunnels.”

― Ron White

“I won a scholarship with the Brixton School of Building. I screwed around, not putting in a proper attendance.”

― Ronald Biggs

“I just bought a building in Los Angeles – on Sunset Boulevard. It’s a building that was owned by Charlie Chaplin. It’s going to be a sound- stage for videos; for full-scale productions.”

― Ronnie James Dio

“The Texas Energy Office’s Loan Star Program has reduced building energy consumption and taxpayers’ energy costs through the efficient operation of public buildings, saving taxpayers more than $172 million through energy efficiency projects.”

― Rosa DeLauro

“The largest expense in our philanthropy is capital expenditure because we are building these institutions. This institution-building idea stems from my father because he has the experience of building a company from scratch.”

― Roshni Nadar

“I like building.”

― Ross Levinsohn

“Yahoo! is committed to building the richest set of premium and personalized content experiences for our users.”

― Ross Levinsohn

“I was so fully involved in football and building a career that I didn’t spend nearly enough time with my son when he was growing up.”

― Roy Hodgson

“My dad was an auto mechanic, but we moved to Fort Worth, where he worked in defense, building B-24s.”

― Roy Orbison

“We may not all be equally guilty. But we are all equally responsible for building a decent and just society.”

― Ruby Bridges

“What we can borrow from Ronald Reagan… is that great sense of optimism. He led by building on the strengths of America, not running America down.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“If the sea level rises 6 inches, that’s a big deal… we can’t mitigate that; we can’t stop it. We’ve just got to stop building vast houses on seashores and go back a little bit.”

― Rupert Murdoch

“Since the beginning of civilization humans have altered our environment and its biology to allow our civilization to thrive – from domesticating plants and animals to building shelter and tools from living organisms.”

― Ryan Bethencourt

“Building outrageous expectations about the next big thing – be it a personal video chatting service or venue-based photo sharing app – can create all sorts of complications when things don’t go as planned.”

― Ryan Holmes

“I will continue to practice a martial arts form along with the mental and spiritual aspect that come with building a balanced life, and I will continue to incorporate it into whatever films I can.”

― Ryan Potter

“I have great memories of being a Cub, and I’m happy building new ones with the Phillies.”

― Ryne Sandberg

“I will not be drawn to building relations with the Syrian regime, which does not want me.”

― Saad Hariri

“Before you lay a foundation on the cricket field, there should be a solid foundation in your heart and you start building on that. After that as you start playing more and more matches, you learn how to score runs and how to take wickets.”

― Sachin Tendulkar

“We are not a country that subscribes to policing any part of the world. The areas we are comfortable with are capacity building, intelligence sharing, exchange of ships, call on each other’s ports, joint training and exercises.”

― Salman Khurshid

“I started out doing something little. I went to Africa to spend five weeks putting roofs on a building. I seen the small child that stepped on a land mine. Three months later, I’m back helping pull the land mines out. Little things just kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger.”

― Sam Childers

“To be sure, ASPM isn’t the gene responsible for building big brains – there’s no such single gene. But it’s critical to the process, and the primate line has almost certainly benefited from distinct changes in ASPM.”

― Sam Kean

“I am a big PETA supporter, and their East Coast headquarters is the Sam Simon building, and their West Coast headquarters is in the Bob Barker building.”

― Sam Simon

“While they’re building a solid foundation that will support whatever is coming down the road, Todd and I are itching to see further, to push the envelope.”

― Sam Wood

“I hope that the families will understand that the contribution of women is important and can be more powerful for building a greater country.”

― Samina Baig

“Arsenal remains a big club, but the building of Emirates Stadium changed a lot of things.”

― Samir Nasri

“I have an expensive hobby: buying homes, redoing them, tearing them down and building them up the way they want to be built. I want to be an architect.”

― Sandra Bullock

“In little localized pockets, the universe is capable of building some beautiful complexity.”

― Sandra Faber

“While at a biological disadvantage in competitions, women – who even make trips to restaurant bathrooms in pairs – are at a clear advantage when it comes to grouping together and the activities that accompany it: gossiping, sharing, bonding, assisting, scrapbooking, and building networks.”

― Sandra Tsing Loh

“I’ve had a terrific life, from building one company to be the second largest company in the securities industry and merging that into American Express, and becoming president of that company.”

― Sanford I. Weill

“I’ve been involved with Carnegie Hall for the last 13 years, and Chairman for the last six. I feel really good about what we’ve done growing our educational programs there, building a board that has made Carnegie Hall really a world-class institution.”

― Sanford I. Weill

“I’ve never eaten eggs or taken muscle building supplements. I eat less and work out more.”

― Sangram Singh

“In the 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century, regionalism was seen as a building block of globalisation.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“While free trade purists have always rejected regional and plurilateral trading arrangements, the WTO’s charter chose to be pragmatic and regarded RTAs and FTAs as building blocks of, rather than barriers to, the multilateral trading system.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“I think that we had a really loyal, great audience on Tuesdays and we were hoping that with the move, they would come with us. It looks like they have, so things are good and we are going to keep building.”

― Sarah Chalke

“I grew up in the East Village with a lot of old people in my building, and I’m not sure if they lost their sense of smell over the years, but they always seemed to smell like they poured a bottle of perfume on themselves. I never want to become that person.”

― Sarah Hyland

“Every single day matters when it comes to building a world where every person can live their life to the fullest.”

― Sarah McBride

“People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation – much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.”

― Sarah Palin

“American Ballet Theatre’s rehearsal studios are at 890 Broadway, an old building where exposed pipes clank and hiss in uneven accompaniment to piano music. The high ceilings wear a toupee of dust. The wall paint peels like a newbie ballerina’s toes.”

― Sascha Radetsky

“The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for reasoned lines.”

― Saul Steinberg

“We decided when we were building Big Machine that we wanted to be a Harley or a Ferrari.”

― Scott Borchetta

“All my fighters know I’m a fan of theirs. They know I think of them as the stars and that we will facilitate in the building of their stock.”

― Scott Coker

“What we get from building a space station, the economic return, the science return, is very, very important to our nation, to our economy.”

― Scott Kelly

“War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers.”

― Scott Nearing

“I hate the idea of getting in a building that someone else has designed and having to do something to it yourself to sort of dress it up – it’s like using presets in your tracks.”

― Sean Booth

“I enjoy construction and the process of building things, so maybe I’d be a developer of some kind – residential and commercial. Because I produce a lot of television now, I enjoy building things from the ground up, whether it’s a physical structure or a show, and seeing them and realizing them.”

― Sean Hayes

“I no longer own or control the businesses which I have spent my life building up.”

― Sean Quinn

“The vast majority of debt that Anglo maintains is owed is strenuously disputed. However, I cannot now pay those loans which are due, following Anglo taking control of the Quinn Group of companies, which I and a loyal team spent a lifetime building.”

― Sean Quinn

“Sport is a universal language, building more bridges between people than anything else I can think of.”

― Sebastian Coe

“As a child, I spent a lot of time with things like Lego, building trains, cars, complex structures, and I really liked that.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“Suspense is very important. Even though this is humor and they’re short stories, that theory of building suspense is still there.”

― Sergio Aragones

“No country in the post-colonial era has thrived without first building its capacity to conduct scientific research.”

― Seth Berkley

“Disasters happen. We still have no way to eliminate earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, floods or droughts. We cope as best we can by fortifying ourselves against danger with building codes and levees, and by setting aside money to clean up afterwards.”

― Seth Shostak

“In 1908, there was a persuasive demonstration of the power of high-speed, low-mass asteroids in rural Siberia. The Tunguska impactor iced millions of pine trees and about a zillion mosquitoes – and was no larger than an office building.”

― Seth Shostak

“I consider myself a laborer, building my career brick over brick under the sun.”

― Shakira

“I have been running maths clubs for children completely free. In my building in Bangalore, I conduct maths clubs for several months, and every child who attended the club was poor in mathematics and is now showing brilliant results.”

― Shakuntala Devi

“Shikun & Binui, our infrastructure and real estate company, implements sustainability by building their projects 100% sustainable while educating their employees worldwide.”

― Shari Arison

“If you go to a building to skate, or if you go to these places to skate, you’re told it’s against the law in some cities. It’s definitely a bummer. It’s unfortunate.”

― Shaun White

“Every single tune you know from the 1940s until the 1970s was written, arranged, and demoed in the Brill Building. OK, maybe not every song, but writers from Benny Goodman to Lieber & Stoller to Neil Diamond all kept offices there.”

― Shawn Amos

“We still have that same burn, to get that same kind of laughs. So whether the studio wants us to or not, we’re going to do it. The money is just a byproduct of coming out with good stuff. Our whole thing is building that rapport with the audience.”

― Shawn Wayans

“My objective is to fulfil the dream of Bangabandhu through building a hunger- and poverty-free Golden Bangladesh being imbued with the spirit of the War of Liberation.”

― Sheikh Hasina

“We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building.”

― Sherrod Brown

“We must support initiatives that provide clear, concrete measures and milestones that our troops need for defeating the insurgency, building up Iraqi security forces, and handing over Iraq to the Iraqi people.”

― Sherrod Brown

“Secretary Clinton, right from day one, wants to do real investment in public works and infrastructure, building highways and bridges, building airports, to doing what we need to do that way which lifts the economy up, undoubtedly.”

― Sherrod Brown

“We’re very focused on building the hyperloop. And the hyperloop is exactly something we’ve described as an actual tube with levitation propulsion and a vacuum that essentially vents around sky inside the tube flying at 200,000 feet. That, to us, is the hyperloop, and we’re the only company building that.”

― Shervin Pishevar

“If there’s a car company, and you have another car company, you don’t stop building your car and company because there are others.”

― Shervin Pishevar

“One of the things the United States does well is building coalitions. What the U.S. knows is that if you don’t have a coalition with you, you will have a coalition against you. I don’t want to see China and Russia on the side of Iran more strongly than they are.”

― Shimon Peres

“My goal in life was to serve my people, and the most important service for the Jewish people is building the land, and the basics of building the people and the country is working the land.”

― Shimon Peres

“Education is taken for granted. Teaching shops are different from building character.”

― Shiv Nadar

“I am good at conceptualizing and building institutions.”

― Shiv Nadar

“No amount of learning goes to waste. It adds to building your skill set and intellect.”

― Shruti Haasan

“The first Parikrma school started in a slum where there were 70,000 people living below the poverty line. Our first school was on a rooftop of a building inside the slums, a second story building, the only second story building inside the slums. And that rooftop did not have any ceiling, only half a tin sheet. That was our first school.”

― Shukla Bose

“We have the responsibility to protect our people and that’s why we’re building this fence. We’ve suffered from 19,000 terrorist attacks during the last three years.”

― Silvan Shalom

“By linking with friends and ultimately strangers and building those relationships, social media is reweaving the social fabric that can then be used to scale your non-profit efforts.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“When I was nine years old, I wrote a short story called ‘How to Build a Snowman,’ from which no practical snowperson-crafting techniques could be gleaned. The story was an assignment for class and it featured a series of careful but meaningless instructions. Of course, the building of the snowman was a red herring.”

― Sloane Crosley

“The Commonwealth of Kentucky has a judicial system, and this system needs a lot of repair. Therefore, there is no need for Kentucky to start building another judicial system within the system, that we already have.”

― Sonny Landham

“When both women and men contribute to a country’s economic life on an equal basis, they help building stronger societies and stronger economies.”

― Sri Mulyani Indrawati

“’Balika Vadhu’ happened to me because I worked hard in my earlier shows. So, in a way, they are responsible for building my identity.”

― Sriti Jha

“Stay-at-home mothers are building our future. And I feel like if we had more of them, our society would not be in such a decline.”

― Stacey Dash

“Um, I think every role, whether in TV or film, has a part in building a career and relationships.”

― Stana Katic

“Now I don’t work for the money or the glory. I just work because I like building businesses.”

― Stefano Pessina

“That’s the really fun thing about writing for series versus just doing a pilot or even doing a feature: you get to live with your actors, and as you learn their voices and they learn your dialog, you’re kind of building the characters together.”

― Stephanie Savage

“In 1990, I was an undergraduate freshman archeology major sneaking over to the English building and unearthing an amazing repository of books I’d never even suspected. By 1998, I’d have my Ph.D.”

― Stephen Graham Jones

“Guatemala’s ornate presidential palace, once a terrifying fortress whose every corridor was patrolled by heavily armed soldiers in berets and camouflage uniforms, is now a normal public building where ordinary citizens enter without fear.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“Iran’s most formidable modern leader, Reza Shah Pahlavi, was obsessed with the idea of building a steel mill, but in 1941, soon after he assembled all the components, Allied armies invaded Iran, and the project had to be abandoned.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“The climate-change industrial complex pontificates that the U.S. has to stop using coal to save the planet. But even if the U.S. cut our own coal production to zero, China and India are building hundreds of coal plants. By suspending American coal production, we are merely transferring jobs out of the U.S.”

― Stephen Moore

“Then I moved down to the Bowery to this building where Debbie Harry lived. It was there that I started combining some clothes for her and continued doing the art and photography.”

― Stephen Sprouse

“I’m going to set up a foundation for the world. I’m going to take the money and start building cities all over the world. I’m a comet.”

― Stephon Marbury

“Artists are creating their own genre sound, and other artists are building upon that sound and already creating a huge subculture created around one particular sound created by one artist. So, with all that happening, the genres are going to break down, and there’s going to be a multitude of sound coming out.”

― Steve Aoki

“A lot of my building blocks – who I am kind of as an artist – all came from being in L.A.”

― Steve Aoki

“Goldman in the ’80s was like a priesthood, a monastic experience where you worked all the time but were incredibly dedicated to client services, to building and growing companies.”

― Steve Bannon

“Goldman Sachs isn’t the firm it once was when I worked for it, but it’s still one of the building blocks of our capitalist society.”

― Steve Bannon

“I think strong countries and strong nationalist movements in countries make strong neighbors. And that is really the building blocks that built Western Europe and the United States, and I think it’s what can see us forward.”

― Steve Bannon

“The art of entrepreneurship and the science of Customer Development is not just getting out of the building and listening to prospective customers. It’s understanding who to listen to and why.”

― Steve Blank

“The Lean Startup is a process for turning ideas into commercial ventures. Its premise is that startups begin with a series of untested hypotheses. They succeed by getting out of the building, testing those hypotheses and learning by iterating and refining minimal viable products in front of potential customers.”

― Steve Blank

“The Lean Startup process builds new ventures more efficiently. It has three parts: a business model canvas to frame hypotheses, customer development to get out of the building to test those hypotheses, and agile engineering to build minimum viable products.”

― Steve Blank

“Decades before we were able to articulate the value of ‘getting out of the building’ and the Lean Startup, the value in having skunk works controlling their own distribution was starkly evident.”

― Steve Blank

“It typically takes multiple iterations and pivots to find product/market fit – the match between what you’re building and who will buy it.”

― Steve Blank

“I had a lot of coaches growing up that were very hard on the kids in the name of building character, but it could have the opposite effect on kids.”

― Steve Carell

“Because I do think – not just in building AOL – but just the world in which we live is a very confusing, rapidly changing world where technology has accelerated.”

― Steve Case

“The economic model was formed by the constraints that I had: a small space, relatively inexpensive building materials, relatively inexpensive investment, a very efficient service line or assembly line.”

― Steve Ells

“Why is it so hard for the IMF and the U.S. government to understand that putting out the fire comes before fireproofing the building?”

― Steve Hanke

“Statistical physics or Newtonian physics gives way to quantum physics. Very unusual properties of matter emerge at that scale, and you can think about building products in a very different way. You can think about interfacing to biology in a very different way.”

― Steve Jurvetson

“The states should have much more responsibility for infrastructure building.”

― Steve Scalise

“Any foundation you build, if trust is part of that foundation, whatever you’re building, whatever you’re creating is gonna have a rock-solid foundation.”

― Steve Tisch

“I thought Microsoft did a lot of things that were good and right building parts of the browser into the operating system. Then I thought it out and came up with reasons why it was a monopoly.”

― Steve Wozniak

“I was always determined to make it as a footballer, but if things hadn’t worked out, I’d have maybe followed my dad into the building industry.”

― Steven Gerrard

“When that second airplane hit the building, we all changed. We need to get back to some serious thinking.”

― Steven Tyler

“I just love that whole Brill Building era. I will always regret not being there. That’s where I belong.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“It’s easy to break things. Much, much easier, it seems, than building them.”

― Steven Weber

“When that glass broke and ‘Stone Cold’ was making an entrance, and that roof blew off that building, that sends you higher than life or anything that I know of. It’s an adrenaline rush you can’t explain.”

― Stone Cold Steve Austin

“I used to play a lot of electric guitar. I don’t really consider myself a guitar player anymore. Then I got really into how the pickups work. And winding and de-winding Telecaster pickups. And then building Telecasters. And I became more fascinated with making them than I was with actually playing them. So it’s a slippery slope.”

― Sturgill Simpson

“The character of Rosie is based on a woman who used to live in the same apartment building I lived in many years ago. She’s taken on a life of her own, of course.”

― Sue Grafton

“The principle of building an economy without foreign monopoly capital has become a principle which, for us, is no longer subject to amendment.”

― Sukarno

“I personally look forward to building the Orion. I believe that our country needs to pursue that technology.”

― Sunita Williams

“By building relations we create a source of love and personal pride and belonging that makes living in a chaotic world easier.”

― Susan Lieberman

“To my great surprise, Twitter is not housed in a silver pod that orbits Earth at supersonic speeds, vacuuming up and then dispersing digital bits of worldwide chitchat; it’s in a big, bland office building in downtown San Francisco, near a bowling alley and an Old Navy.”

― Susan Orlean

“Google is fascinating, and the book isn’t finished. I’m creating, living, building, and writing those chapters.”

― Susan Wojcicki

“In a way, the whole notion of a blueprint of a building is not that different from a script for a movie. A sequence of spaces, which is what you do as an architect, is really the same as a sequence of scenes.”

― Susanne Bier

“Director Gary Ross has created an adaptation that is faithful in both narrative and theme, but he’s also brought a rich and powerful vision of Panem, its brutality and excesses, to the film as well. His world building’s fantastic, whether it be the Seam or the Capitol.”

― Suzanne Collins

“Time is key to building your financial security.”

― Suze Orman

“Clothing is the first step to building a character.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“What I’m trying to do now in my life – not just with the building, but with everything – is to construct things that will have enduring qualities, and won’t just be ephemeral flashes in the pan.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“There are lots of people building the next TransferWise, not in a sense of competing with us but in a sense of building large, successful companies that are doing something important. I just enjoy helping these founders navigate the journey.”

― Taavet Hinrikus

“Banks are really bad when it comes to building consumer-centred products.”

― Taavet Hinrikus

“In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it’s a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside.”

― Tadao Ando

“The level of detail and craft is something that’s inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have.”

― Tadao Ando

“But in Japan, there’s nothing like that, since the temple is made of wood. The divine spirit inside the building is eternal, so the enclosure doesn’t have to be.”

― Tadao Ando

“In addition to building the skills needed for the jobs of today and connecting individuals to these jobs, it is imperative to foster entirely new ideas and industries that will create the jobs of tomorrow.”

― Tae Yoo

“Networking technology is at the heart of the Internet, connecting devices and local networks with the global public Internet. Planning, designing, building, managing, and supporting IP networks all require dedicated networking skills.”

― Tae Yoo

“I’ve been to the Empire State Building with four friends, and it was very beautiful at that time around midnight.”

― Takeru Kobayashi

“I don’t really care about gossip. I care about building great businesses.”

― Tamara Mellon

“Obviously, the competition at an Olympics, the emotions are running high, and the stakes are higher for these athletes, so it does bring an incredible, palpable excitement and emotion into the building.”

― Tara Lipinski

“Opening Iran up to foreign investment, increasing its oil exports, and unfreezing over $100 billion in assets means more money for Hamas for building terror tunnels in Gaza, more weapons for Hezbollah in Lebanon, more slaughter in Syria, and more violence worldwide.”

― Ted Deutch

“We need to focus on building up our own nation and creating jobs here at home.”

― Ted Deutch

“I seek a deeper truth, but I don’t think I have to go to a building designated for worship to find it.”

― Ted Lange

“What is unusual about Earth is that language, literally, has become alive. It has infested matter. It is replicating and defining and building itself. And it is in us.”

― Terence McKenna

“I’ve always said a romance hero can be deeply flawed… as long as he’s willing to rush into a burning building to rescue a basket of kittens.”

― Teresa Medeiros

“Chia Chang, the Washington correspondent for the privately owned Taipei news organization ‘United Daily News,’ was told to leave the ICAO building after producing a Taiwanese passport to ICAO media accreditation officials. Canada recognizes Taiwanese passports. Beijing does not.”

― Terry Glavin

“I myself am a builder and get totally excited about building Yahoo! as a brand and building it into a bigger and better company. That’s what I intend to do.”

― Terry Semel

“Whatever it is you do, study it, learn the ins and outs of it, and really work on building your craft.”

― Teyonah Parris

“After intensive body building for eight years, I went to the U.S. for training. There, I learnt the art of wrestling. Later, I went to Japan and joined a wrestling group.”

― The Great Khali

“We survived for hundreds of years under the old banking structure. You’d have clearing banks, then merchant banks doing the racy stuff, and then building societies where you’d join a waiting list for a mortgage. But then banks started buying stockbrokers, doing mortgages, and you ended up with these big banking groups doing everything.”

― Theo Paphitis

“One of the biggest disagreements between Sen. Hagan and I – I don’t believe we should be building an economy that’s founded on making ends meet on minimum wage. It’s impossible; it’s a stepping stone.”

― Thom Tillis

“The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.”

― Thomas a Kempis

“When done right – or wrong, depending on how you look at it – deficits remove liberal options from the table. Suddenly there’s no money for building bridges or inspecting meat. Not surprisingly, running up a deficit is a strategy favored by the wrecking crew for its liberal-killing properties.”

― Thomas Frank

“Marciano was an idol in a simpler era, when professional athletes were heroes and sportswriters were complicit in building legends rather than exposing them. To the public, all that really mattered was that Rocky had 49 wins in 49 fights and retired in 1956 as the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world.”

― Thomas Hauser

“The single most important thing that sports fans want is competition building to a meaningful championship.”

― Thomas Hauser

“It gives me the creeps when I see a frame for a building going up and recognise the architect. You shouldn’t know who a project is by.”

― Thomas Heatherwick

“It’s important for people who criticise architects – whether what they build is or isn’t to your taste – to appreciate how they devote themselves and put everything into bringing a building into existence.”

― Thomas Heatherwick

“One great building does not make a great city.”

― Thomas Heatherwick

“The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it’s very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.”

― Thomas J. Watson

“In any restaurant of this caliber, the chefs are in the same position, building relationships.”

― Thomas Keller

“It’s hard to write new stuff when the songs you have written before are still changing and evolving. It would be like building something when the foundations there are not really solid.”

― Thomas Mars

“On my first day teaching my own classroom, I threw up before I entered the building.”

― Tim Gunn

“Five years ago I figured we were at the top of our game and that was the best it was going to get, but with every album it seems to keep on building on itself.”

― Tim McGraw

“There’s a lot of great, talented, passionate musical theatre practitioners and directors here. But it’s very hard to suddenly start building great musicals in a town like Sydney where there hasn’t been any great musicals built.”

― Tim Minchin

“It’s hard to make something as large as a government change. It’s a little bit like building the transcontinental railroad.”

― Tim O’Reilly

“When we’re building tools, we respect developers’ complete creative freedom. It can be used for the development for anything that’s legal.”

― Tim Sweeney

“I would play games long enough to discover what games were doing and how they were doing it. And then I’d spend the rest of my time building.”

― Tim Sweeney

“Streaming is something that’s going to require tons of billions of dollars of investment, building server farms close to users and 5G and everything else.”

― Tim Sweeney

“For the third generation Unreal Engine, we are building two versions of every model in our game. We are building a source model with several million polygons, between 2 and 6 million polygons. We use that model for all the lighting detail on the mesh. Then we go to the in-game version, which is usually about 10,000 polygons.”

― Tim Sweeney

“So I rang up a local building firm, I said ‘I want a skip outside my house.’ He said ‘I’m not stopping you.’”

― Tim Vine

“You create a proto-human being out of people that you’ve encountered in your life, and you start building up this person and start becoming this person.”

― Timothy Spall

“Perhaps the most damaging aspect of the Obamacare tech nightmare is how wholly predictable it all was. Anyone who has been involved in building the most rudimentary of web operations knows nothing ever works as it’s supposed to. Even awesome Apple, mighty Microsoft, and gargantuan Google miss deadlines.”

― Tina Brown

“Every phase of building a company is really hard.”

― Tobias Lutke

“Sometimes, when you’re building a company, out of necessity there’s just a gazillion things you have to learn and figure out.”

― Tobias Lutke

“I was not a project manager who was managing and executing the day-to-day operational work of building HealthCare.gov. I didn’t have the kind of comprehensive, detailed, deep knowledge of that project that a manager would have.”

― Todd Park

“For the next century, the Republicans have agreed that we will promote the dignity and future of every individual by building a free society under a limited, accountable government that protects liberty, security and prosperity for a brighter American dream.”

― Todd Tiahrt

“My constituents in Kansas know the death tax is a duplicative tax on small businesses and family farms that, in many cases, families have spent generations building.”

― Todd Tiahrt

“We may not realize it, but a crucial step in building a healthy economy is helping people move from welfare to work.”

― Todd Young

“I’d like to know about some of the things that they teach down there, like building a lake. If I ever wanted to build a lake, I’d like to know how to do it.”

― Tom Felton

“There are tremendous barriers to building housing. If we could break them down, the need for rent controls would go away.”

― Tom Golisano

“Performing on stage is such a buzz. I’ve done stupid things such as jump off a building, but I’d never experienced adrenalin like I did on stage.”

― Tom Holland

“The real estate agent had to go door-to-door in the apartment building we wanted to rent, asking if it was OK for this interracial family – my mom is white and I was a 1-year-old half-African kid – to live in the apartment building.”

― Tom Morello

“From the outset, the Obama administration has recognized that building a robust skills infrastructure means building strong partnerships with community colleges.”

― Tom Perez

“We’re building a movement. It’s undeniably a work in progress, but there’s a fundamental desire to see capitalism to do something different.”

― Tom Perez

“I love to run. When the weather’s bad, I should get on the treadmill in the basement gym of my apartment building, but I lack the motivation.”

― Tom Riley

“I saw a crow building a nest, I was watching him very carefully, I was kind of stalking him and he was aware of it. And you know what they do when they become aware of someone stalking them when they build a nest, which is a very vulnerable place to be? They build a decoy nest. It’s just for you.”

― Tom Waits

“So I rang up a local building firm, I said ‘I want a skip outside my house.’ He said ‘I’m not stopping you.’”

― Tommy Cooper

“Nest really came out of a process where I was trying to design the most connected and the most green home that I knew of. I was curious of just about everything that goes into a home and building a home.”

― Tony Fadell

“I’ve been working with contractors designing and building a house on a nonstop basis since 2005. I learned about all these systems of audio, construction, electricity, energy, water systems.”

― Tony Fadell

“The Eisenhower Building – the furniture is mismatched; everything is just bad decor and bad quality. Everybody’s looking down at their Blackberry. It’s a really frantic, mismatched environment. But on the exterior, it’s this whitewashed, gorgeous building. It’s a fascinating contrast.”

― Tony Hale

“Families represent the basic building blocks of our society, and primary care a foundational piece of any healthcare system.”

― Tony Tan

“I started writing music when I was 15 in my bedroom, and I’d post them on MySpace, and from there it shifted to doing covers on YouTube and building my Twitter.”

― Tori Kelly

“We’re actually building onto the house to make it bigger because we want to start a family.”

― Traci Bingham

“There’s a few things I learned from my experience on ‘Hieroglyph.’ First of all, I learned that building a world doesn’t need to be as expensive as a summer blockbuster. Yeah yeah, newsflash, I know.”

― Travis Beacham

“I prefer building rather than fundraising.”

― Travis Kalanick

“My life has two modes. One is sitting around writing and contemplating or building things. The other is execution mode. It takes a while to switch from one to the other.”

― Trent Reznor

“Nine Inch Nails is like building an army to go conquer. We build it, then we play, and we have to play so much to validate building it, financially. It leads to getting burn-out because a tour that would be fun if it lasted three weeks has to last 15 weeks.”

― Trent Reznor

“With a Nine Inch Nails show, I’m building on a legacy that comes with a certain set of expectations. I have to push that forward, I have to reinvent myself, I have to feel current and valid.”

― Trent Reznor

“I got into this little habit of architecture and building. I designed a house in Colorado and one in Hawaii. The idea is supposed to be build and sell – but then I can never bring myself to sell them.”

― Trey Parker

“A lot of corporations now have venture arms that are investing in young entrepreneurs or building programs within so you can disrupt yourself internally instead of looking to those external factors.”

― Troy Carter

“The roots of our statehood go back more than two millennia and two centuries to the origins of the Hun Empire. Building upon the legacies and power of the Huns, Mongols had built the largest land empire in the history of the mankind.”

― Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

“I’ve been building slow, step by step.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“When I was handed a hammer, my first project was building a three-story tree house.”

― Ty Pennington

“Auctions create greater price discovery and liquidity, resulting in a very meaningful final auction price. If you were building a securities exchange today, an auction would be a core feature.”

― Tyler Winklevoss

“The narrative behind bitcoin has been dominated by bad behavior. The reality is bitcoin is filled with tons of talented developers building infrastructure.”

― Tyler Winklevoss

“We are extremely focused on building some of the assets which are going into mid-India, semi-urban and rural, and that’s our DNA. We are building a retail bank, and a lot of the deposit base is still in urban India.”

― Uday Kotak

“Well, we have two major goals. The most important one is to get the station arm on board the station, because that’s this really milestone in the space station building since from now on they will be using this arm to continue building the space station.”

― Umberto Guidoni

“I love ensemble work. I love making pieces and building things together.”

― Uzo Aduba

“The notion of ‘building a career’ had never been heard or dreamed of when I was young.”

― Vanessa Redgrave

“Instead of building walls, we should be building bridges.”

― Vicente Fox

“We are not going to build a pressure in Mexico. We’re not building walls to retain our people.”

― Vicente Fox

“Tim Conway was a little different from the rest. He was always in the back of the studio building something with the prop man, rewriting his lines, or plotting our demise.”

― Vicki Lawrence

“Since Queens is the most ethnically diverse plot of land on Earth, we had tenants from all over the globe. The whole world in one building.”

― Victor LaValle

“I didn’t grow up in a small New England town like the one in ‘The Sundial.’ I was raised in an apartment building in Queens, not in a sprawling, slightly sinister mansion like the one where the Halloran family resides.”

― Victor LaValle

“There are so many steps you have to go through to reach a high level, so you’re kind of building your own, I would say, mountain. You have to go piece by piece by piece. When you’re young and really ambitious, you want to jump right up. It kind of teaches you a lesson, I would say.”

― Victoria Azarenka

“If your budget is in good shape and you are not indebted too much, you can do what the U.S. did at the beginning of the ’30s – building railways, etc., but when you don’t have that, you must be far more cautious.”

― Viktor Orban

“All things considered, defending our borders by building a fence to keep out people is a necessity. There is no more humane alternative when it comes to protecting ourselves. We must act humanely, within the law, while honoring transparency, but with firm resolve.”

― Viktor Orban

“The future or the past – It’s very simple: building the future, or a restoration of post-communism.”

― Viktor Orban

“I don’t think that our European Union membership precludes us from building an illiberal new state based on national foundations.”

― Viktor Orban

“I grew up in an artists’ community in New York, in a building that was government-subsidised for artists. No one made any money, but they made art for the sake of art.”

― Vin Diesel

“Our focus is not on exit. In fact if you talk to any of my entrepreneurs, I’m generally saying, ‘Don’t sell the company,’ when other investors want to sell. I’d much rather focus on building long-term value in building companies rather than worrying about exits.”

― Vinod Khosla

“We are material creatures who spend much of our lives on material pursuits (even building a cathedral or writing a novel requires stone and mortar or paper and ink).”

― Virginia Postrel

“Proportion is that agreeable harmony between the several parts of a building, which is the result of a just and regular agreement of them with each other; the height to the width, this to the length, and each of these to the whole.”

― Vitruvius

“I’ve said all along that we’re building Axovant as a lasting company for the long run, not to hand over that upside to a pharma company in the future.”

― Vivek Ramaswamy

“When the States already had nuclear weapons, and the Soviet Union was only building them, we got a significant amount of information through Soviet foreign intelligence channels.”

― Vladimir Putin

“Acting is trying to be absolutely truthful; to get audiences to believe that you are a dean, when, actually, not only are you not the dean, but if you walked into the building they’d probably throw you out. That’s very hard.”

― Wallace Shawn

“I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.”

― Walt Disney

“Every new development, highway, railroad, steamship line, building operation, whether it be a drainage project in old Greece or a new water system in Peru, means an added use of the automobile.”

― Walter Chrysler

“The ultimate aim of all creative activity is the building!”

― Walter Gropius

“Today the arts exist in isolation, from which they can be rescued only through the conscious, cooperative effort of all craftsmen. Architects, painters, and sculptors must recognize anew and learn to grasp the composite character of a building both as an entity and in its separate parts.”

― Walter Gropius

“The general public, formerly profoundly indifferent to everything to do with building, has been shaken out of its torpor; personal interest in architecture as something that concerns every one of us in our daily lives has been very widely aroused; and the broad line of its future development are already clearly discernible.”

― Walter Gropius

“I don’t think there was enough skepticism because I think most of us kind of believed that Saddam Hussein was building biological, chemical, and perhaps even, nuclear weapons.”

― Walter Isaacson

“Something new has happened: For the first time in German history our fatherland is guided by a plan that considers only the needs of the people, and aims at building prosperity and reconstructing of our fatherland.”

― Walter Ulbricht

“Building a house is a lot like moviemaking. The attention to detail, the sense that you’re doing something that has longevity.”

― Warren Beatty

“Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.”

― Warren Buffett

“In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles. They are our building blocks.”

― Warren Farrell

“I know of some guitar-based rock bands that refuse to record anything that they can’t play live. But some of the best stuff I come up with are studio-based performances – bringing out whatever accident I had in the studio and building a song around that.”

― Washed Out

“I busted my butt all my life building companies.”

― Wayne Huizenga

“I enjoy building something good and having a successful product and making money.”

― Wayne Huizenga

“I enjoy building more than managing.”

― Wayne Huizenga

“The teachers are trying to build the same culture in the classroom as we’re building in the organization.”

― Wendy Kopp

“When you arrive in Hiroshima you can look around and for 25 and perhaps 30 square miles you can see hardly a building. It gives you an empty feeling in the stomach to see such man-made devastation.”

― Wilfred Burchett

“Our leaders have the solemn obligation to know the proper steps to take before acting upon them, and building a wall from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf Coast of Texas is a third-century solution to a 21st-century problem.”

― Will Hurd

“In fact, building a wall from sea to shining sea would be the most expensive and least effective way to secure the border.”

― Will Hurd

“As the render is to the building, and the blueprint to the machine, so sport is to social existence.”

― Will Self

“I want to be a traditional king first and foremost, building on the tradition of my predecessors standing for continuity and stability in this country, but also a 21st-century king who can unite, represent and encourage society.”

― Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

“The process of making an independent film is like building a mini Eiffel Tower with popsicle sticks – it doesn’t happen overnight, and it’s not easy.”

― William Fichtner

“I’ve been doing a lot of learning from mistakes, first and foremost, and building off that.”

― William Green

“The EU should be concentrated on adapting to globalisation and global competitiveness, not building more powerful centralised institutions in Brussels.”

― William Hague

“I described the euro as a burning building with no exits and so it has proved for some of the countries in it.”

― William Hague

“I’m coming from the notion that acting is an art. It is not a business. It is about building characters, not about selling personalities.”

― William Hurt

“Development cooperation between nations is very important because it is one of the building blocks of shared peace, prosperity, and human rights for all. It is one of the antidotes to the poison of xenophobia.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“My explorations of the technical world started with Legos, with which I was quite creative in constructing moving objects with the basic building blocks that were then available.”

― Wolfgang Ketterle

“Whenever I’ve done jobs, whether it’s an acting job or writing job, there’s an aspect of it that feels like you help build your piece of it, and then you watch as someone takes it, and they finish building it.”

― Wyatt Cenac

“I was among one of the first entrepreneurs to start building their own private enterprise when Perestroika began in Russia and the state initiated its first market-oriented reforms.”

― Yelena Baturina

“I am interested in classic building development, such as hotels and residential homes, rather than commercial properties.”

― Yelena Baturina

“Economic growth is not sustainable without nation-building and, even of greater importance, state building.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“It’s not uncommon in South Korea for a building to not have a women’s bathroom.”

― Yi So-Yeon

“Some heat, some spice and plenty of citrus are the building blocks of many North African fish dishes.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“Satellite images suggest North Korea is building a light-water reactor and working on uranium enrichment. This is troubling.”

― Yukiya Amano

“I’m building an anarchistic society from the ground up.”

― Yung Lean

“We have been harnessing every aspect of what makes Avenged truly unrelenting and building off of that.”

― Zacky Vengeance

“People say I design architectural icons. If I design a building and it becomes an icon, that’s ok.”

― Zaha Hadid

“If I wanted to do clothes or if I wanted to make a building or design a choreography, you are able to do that – they are all under a similar kind of design umbrella.”

― Zaha Hadid

“When I was growing up in Iraq, there was an unbroken belief in progress and a great sense of optimism. It was a moment of nation building.”

― Zaha Hadid

“I think writing is an extension of a childhood habit – the habit of entertaining oneself by taking interesting bits of reality and building upon them.”

― Zilpha Keatley Snyder

“The bigger your platform gets – it kind of feels like being Godzilla sometimes. You make a slight move and you can accidentally knock over a building. It’s a tough thing to navigate.”

― Zoe Quinn

“As long as they keep building settlements, the world will be anti-Israeli.”

― Zubin Mehta

“The private sector is growing so incredibly in India, in every city you have industries for whom building a concert hall would be nothing financially. But they just don’t do it.”

― Zubin Mehta
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