Top 165 Walls Quotes of 2020

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“First scenes are super-important to me. I’ll spend months and months pacing and climbing the walls trying to come up with the first scene. I drive for hours on the freeway.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.”

― Alcaeus

“The hardest part of ‘Game of Thrones’ is there is so much incredible talent bouncing off the walls that you’ll actually miss some of them, and not getting it is very intimidating.”

― Alex Graves

“There’s only a handful of chicks in the world who can climb big walls on my level.”

― Alex Honnold

“I’m super active, so sitting on the couch and staring at the walls isn’t ideal for me.”

― Ali Krieger

“Nothing is hanging on my walls.”

― Alice Ripley

“An art book is a museum without walls.”

― Andre Malraux

“You don’t build walls; you build bridges between people.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“Cities might become biological entities, walls hung with curtains of algae that glow at night and sequester carbon, and floors made from tweaked cellular material that strengthens like bones as we walk on it.”

― Annalee Newitz

“Back in the 1950s, there was a top-secret program code-named SUNTAN being conducted at a top-secret facility called Skunk Works. Its objective? To develop a liquid-hydrogen-powered spy plane. Because liquid hydrogen is incredibly volatile, early experiments were conducted inside a bomb shelter with eight-foot-thick walls.”

― Annie Jacobsen

“I have not hung a single award on my walls, including the Padma Shri.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“I don’t have many walls that I put up.”

― Austin Butler

“There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well – the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.”

― Barbara Amiel

“Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II.”

― Barbara Amiel

“Of course the barbarians’ aim of world domination has not escaped the attention of the Europeans, perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls.”

― Barbara Amiel

“Here in Canada, in the Western world, we are inside the walls. Outside the walls are the barbarians.”

― Barbara Amiel

“I may have punched walls when no one else was around.”

― Benji Madden

“I grew up having all the Dolce & Gabbana campaigns on the walls of my teenage bedroom, and I was dreaming of one day being a model.”

― Bianca Balti

“I’ve broken through many walls and glass ceilings.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“In aristocratic societies, rich people used to commission exquisite paintings for their walls.”

― Brad Holland

“Many people decorate their homes with designer graffiti, even though most of them would probably have real graffiti scoured off the walls of their buildings.”

― Brad Holland

“I don’t hang my championship trophies on the walls, because they don’t pay the bills.”

― Brock Lesnar

“I bounce off four walls, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, because I only sleep those four hours a day.”

― Casper Van Dien

“I have a ballet barre in my gym. I turn the music up so loud that the walls are pulsating, and I go for it for an hour.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I’d have liked to have leant against walls in thrillers.”

― Celia Johnson

“Perhaps nobody ever accomplishes all that he feels lies in him to do; but nearly every one who tries his power touches the walls of his being.”

― Charles Dudley Warner

“I’m trying to climb up both walls at once.”

― Charles Olson

“By my third year of Law and Order, I was climbing the walls. But you don’t leave a hit show, especially when you have a five-year contract.”

― Chris Noth

“I was always the misfit jock who was with people painting on walls.”

― Chris Zylka

“Our calling is not just within the walls of the congregation, but we are part of the life and community in which our condition resides.”

― Clementa C. Pinckney

“One of the walls of my bedroom was a collage of about 15 years of baseball photos. I would cut out the baseball pictures from every issue and I had this huge montage of thousands of pictures.”

― Curt Schilling

“Graffiti is usually a protest – ink on walls – or has a reason for being naughty or aggressive.”

― Cy Twombly

“Graffiti is linear, and it’s done with a pencil, and it’s like writing on walls.”

― Cy Twombly

“I’ve shut myself inside these walls, and I’m going to be a very lonely old lady if I’m not careful.”

― Danielle Steel

“I tend to wear outfits that match the walls.”

― Debra Winger

“Just as our ancient ancestors drew animals on cave walls and carved animals from wood and bone, we decorate our homes with animal prints and motifs, give our children stuffed animals to clutch, cartoon animals to watch, animal stories to read.”

― Diane Ackerman

“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.”

― Dominique Pire

“Going up the walls doing somersaults, that trick took a couple of days.”

― Donald O’Connor

“There’s big granite walls up toward the Argentine border, but the weather’s serious, and a lot of the rock is mossy and wet.”

― Douglas Tompkins

“Fences work and the walls work and separations work. They afford to any nation the delay of entry.”

― Duncan Hunter

“The walls are the publishers of the poor.”

― Eduardo Galeano

“We have a maxim in the House of Commons, and written on the walls of our houses, that old ways are the safest and surest ways.”

― Edward Coke

“We have to protect and do our utmost to fortify the walls of Judaism in the land of Israel through legislation that will guard the unique Jewish character of the state of Israel.”

― Eli Yishai

“The walls of the Franciscan Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary were ruined stucco chipping away from the brick underneath, with ghostly frescoes, concrete-filled niches, and one complete, vivid crucifix painted over the altar.”

― Elizabeth McCracken

“Americans are at our best when we build bridges between us, not walls around us.”

― Eric Swalwell

“Life is a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.”

― Eugene O’Neill

“Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.”

― Eugene O’Neill

“What do you hang on the walls of your mind?”

― Eve Arnold

“Our mothers put God first when they fill their highest mission within the walls of their own homes.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“I challenge the homes of Israel to display on their walls great quotations and scenes from the Book of Mormon.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Trump wants to build a wall at the border of Mexico, while Clinton wants to tear down all walls.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls.”

― Frank Darabont

“We who curate our Twitter feeds and Facebook walls understand that at least part of what we’re doing publicly, ‘like’-ing what we like, is trying to separate ourselves from the herd.”

― Garth Risk Hallberg

“I like to knock down walls and allow others to enter.”

― George C. Wolfe

“Each person creates boundaries and walls around the self – this often keeps even happiness at bay.”

― Govinda

“I would run through brick walls for Spurs.”

― Graham Roberts

“I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way.”

― Gustav Mahler

“I never think that walls can protect you.”

― Haider al-Abadi

“The country is not a democratic state. Therefore we fear that they might carry a recorder in their pocket or there may be bugs in the walls, and you cannot be absolutely sure that you get a straight testimony.”

― Hans Blix

“Museums are not normally presenting the works on the walls as provocations to work. It’s more like going to a Jacuzzi.”

― Hans Haacke

“Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet. I’m always in Africa… And when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere.”

― Harry Belafonte

“Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.”

― Helen Rowland

“It was very clear that this was a very, very old site. There were remains of sod walls. Fishermen assumed it was an old Indian site. Bu Indians didn’t use that kind of buildings and houses.”

― Helge Ingstad

“The city of London, within the walls, occupies a space of only 370 acres, and is but the hundred and fortieth part of the extent covered by the whole metropolis.”

― Henry Mayhew

“It’s considered a coup to become a lead on a kind of cutting-edge television series. I mean, that’s a plus for your feature film career and for your career in general. There are no walls anymore between the two.”

― Holly Hunter

“In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.”

― Howard Zinn

“The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never encircle or hold down the idea of the people.”

― Huey Newton

“I need something to do when I’m not working, or I crawl up the walls. So I’ve just taken up kung fu. I was looking for some kind of calming, relaxing activity. I tried yoga, but it wasn’t really me.”

― Ian Hart

“Sometimes I work purely 8-12 shifts, banging stuff into the computer. Other times, my office is like a scene from a detective movie, with Post-it Notes, plans, photographs all stuck on the walls and arrows going everywhere, and it’s 4 A.M.”

― Irvine Welsh

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”

― Isaac Newton

“Bugs are a great pest in Colorado. They come out of the earth, infest the wooden walls, and cannot be got rid of by any amount of cleanliness. Many careful housewives take their beds to pieces every week and put carbolic acid on them.”

― Isabella Bird

“The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts.”

― Italo Calvino

“I’ve always been into older homes, even if I have to refurbish or remodel or raise roof lines or knock out walls.”

― Jaclyn Smith

“My dad teaches film and has done for 40 years, so I’ve really grown up in a movie household. All the walls are covered in movie posters, and many of the evening meals at 7:30 revolved around film discussions.”

― Jacqui Ainsley

“Being connected to the Internet means being vulnerable to coordinated actions that can knock down walls of secrecy and shatter mechanisms of control.”

― Jamais Cascio

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

― James G. Stavridis

“I started out with projected-light works and working indoors, but I’d prepare the walls – by sanding, etcetera – the way you’d prepare a canvas for painting.”

― James Turrell

“As music migrates into our iPods, CD collections require less and less room, residing in our heads rather than resounding off the walls. The protracted labor of amassing a personal music library has lost its detective zeal.”

― James Wolcott

“Some musicians like to decorate their walls with discs saying: ‘1 million records sold in America.’ I prefer to put up discs marking sales in lesser-known countries.”

― Jamie Cullum

“When I think of sex symbols, I think of posters my two sisters had on their bedroom walls.”

― Jamie Dornan

“A nation without borders is like a house without walls – it collapses. And that is what is going to happen to our wonderful America.”

― Jan Brewer

“Urs Fischer specializes in making jaws drop. Cutting giant holes in gallery walls, digging a crater in Gavin Brown’s gallery floor in 2007, creating amazing hyperrealist wallpaper for a group show at Tony Shafrazi: It all percolates with uncanny destructiveness, operatic uncontrollability, and barbaric sculptural power.”

― Jerry Saltz

“We have beastly qualities within us. If we’re put into certain circumstances, and the walls around us come in tighter and tighter, we all could maybe do dangerous things.”

― Jessie Buckley

“Perhaps we Germans are a bit sensitive when it comes to walls and race.”

― Joe Kaeser

“I have to strip away all the layers when I’m writing the song. I have to cut through all these layers of years of putting up walls and putting protective layers around myself.”

― John Grant

“The doctors realized in retrospect that even though most of these dead had also suffered from burns and blast effects, they had absorbed enough radiation to kill them. The rays simply destroyed body cells – caused their nuclei to degenerate and broke their walls.”

― John Hersey

“I don’t have a temper. There’s no fist through the walls.”

― John Ritter

“I have read books that are so cliched and lazy, my eyes have bled. But I also have read books marketed under the chick-lit umbrella that are so honest, clever and gritty that I’ve wanted to give up writing and paint walls instead.”

― Jojo Moyes

“When we used to walk to school, I used to read off the walls, graffiti and stuff, everything. I used to write stories, but I’d never finish them. I wrote poems.”

― Jorja Smith

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

― Jose Andres

“In Bavaria, many homes have a cosy room which is all wood and is filled with special things. My grandfather had such a room, and he made the panels on the walls himself; each one told a story.”

― Juergen Teller

“Storytelling is as old as speech. It existed before humans first began to carve shapes in stones and press their hands upon the rocky walls of caves.”

― Kate Forsyth

“When we went to Iraq, we stayed in one of Saddam’s palaces. It was kind of creepy. If those walls could talk, there’s no telling what stories they’d tell.”

― Kellie Pickler

“All of a sudden, I don’t have a leg. I’m in a wheelchair. I have half a foot; I can’t even walk to the bathroom. I’m in a bed, I can’t move, and I felt like those four walls were my prison.”

― Lauren Wasser

“The walls between live-action and animation are becoming really porous, and it’s interesting.”

― Lee Unkrich

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls the whole world would be vegetarian.”

― Linda McCartney

“When one looks at Nature through the glass walls of the Farnsworth House, it takes on a deeper significance than when one stands outside. More of Nature is thus expressed – it becomes part of a greater whole.”

― Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“The blues is the foundation, and it’s got to carry the top. The other part of the scene, the rock ‘n’ roll and the jazz, are the walls of the blues.”

― Luther Allison

“We are very proud of the diverse talents within the Franklin Mint’s own walls.”

― Lynda Resnick

“With streaming services, the walls have come down a bit on genres. So I never really set out to make a country record or a pop record. I just wanted to make it mine.”

― Maren Morris

“Noise is a buffer, more effective than cubicles or booth walls.”

― Margaret Heffernan

“We had four different sets and built 38 flats to use as walls, so we had a major production going on. It’s so much fun when you’re controlling it, but it’s also so much pressure.”

― Maria Menounos

“I love white linens and walls mixed with antique Victorian furniture.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“I’ve always envied Thomas Jefferson’s bed at Monticello. It’s in a tiny alcove, bound by walls at the head and foot.”

― Michael Bastian

“Here in America, we don’t give in to our fears. We don’t build up walls to keep people out.”

― Michelle Obama

“I had a snowboarding accident. I fell off a horse. I’ve had a concussion, a fractured rib… I walk into walls. I’m always bruised up.”

― Mila Kunis

“Man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage.”

― Morris West

“You are also caught with the fact that man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage.”

― Morris West

“If everyone breaks down their walls and stops putting themselves on holier-than-thou pedestals, we can all learn from each other.”

― Mya

“As a child, I was hyper, I was a clown and I was sensitive. Today I’m all of the above, except I’ve refrained from bouncing off the walls.”

― Nadine Velazquez

“It’s a wonderful thing, as a writer, to be given parameters and walls and barriers.”

― Neil Gaiman

“I was a teenage idol, but not the one that the girls would put up on their walls, like Fabian and Frankie Avalon. I was more cerebral, like a Roy Orbison or a Buddy Holly. I was one of the few who could write songs.”

― Neil Sedaka

“Building walls is entirely sensible. We don’t need to do it. We have got the English Channel.”

― Nigel Farage

“I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining.”

― Octavia E. Butler

“Modernity means overabundance. We are living in the age of mass-produced objects, things that come without announcing themselves and end up on our tables, on our walls. We use them – most of us don’t even notice them – and then they vanish without fanfare.”

― Orhan Pamuk

“Wal-mart… do they like make walls there?”

― Paris Hilton

“There are many more serial killers living outside the prison walls than inside.”

― Pat Brown

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”

― Paul McCartney

“The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence.”

― Paul Simon

“As actors, we’re a little faster than other people with breaking down the walls.”

― Paula Malcomson

“Whenever Rod has four of five days off, he’ll be bouncing off the walls with boredom.”

― Penny Lancaster

“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

“As an adolescent, I was bitter and angry, and I definitely put up these walls.”

― Peter Dinklage

“Trump starts out by saying, ‘We need to build walls; we need to do this.’ He’s very bombastic in what he’s saying and his approach to the world.”

― Pilou Asbaek

“Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls aren’t there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show us how badly we want things.”

― Randy Pausch

“Spiderman can climb walls and he’s got a cool outfit.”

― Rhona Mitra

“I’ve had a couple of ghost experiences, but I’m not a big fan of the spiritual side of things, of the ghost type thing. I don’t know why; maybe it freaks me out a bit, or I’m more into tangible, physical beings rather than things that can pass through walls.”

― Rhys Darby

“As a kid, I was a paperboy, and the walls of the place where we picked up our papers were plastered with pictures of former paperboys – some sports figures, some presidents, some military officers.”

― Richard Cohen

“Fences and walls can be effective and even soothing, at least for those who build them.”

― Richard Engel

“Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.”

― Richard Lovelace

“As both a consumer and producer of newspaper articles, I have no beef with pay walls. But before signing up, I read the fine print.”

― Richard Thaler

“Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“The walls of that grand edifice called a good character have to be worked at during life.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“Sell the public flowers… things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight.”

― Robert Mapplethorpe

“People talk about the Patriot Act that was passed immediately in the wake of September 11. What the Patriot Act did was break down the walls between the various agencies.”

― Robert Mueller

“Look at the walls of Pompeii. That’s what got the internet started.”

― Robin Williams

“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.”

― Ronald Reagan

“Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.”

― Ronald Reagan

“Heavy pillars, carved from the rock, bear the roof. Slowly, one’s eyes become accustomed to the dim light; then they can make out marvelous representations from Indian mythology carved on the walls.”

― Rudolf Otto

“Western governments have generally tried to contain genocide by appeasing its architects. But the sad record of the last century shows that the walls the United States tries to build around genocidal societies almost inevitably shatter.”

― Samantha Power

“I’m hoping to knock down the walls and broaden the lane a little bit more for music that’s pop music at the heart of it.”

― Santigold

“’The Glass Castle’ by Jeannette Walls is the quintessential dysfunctional family.”

― Sara Shepard

“We ought to arrange calendars as we arrange art on our walls and ask: how does this task fit next to the surrounding ones?”

― Sendhil Mullainathan

“I feel like there’s so many places to shop today that just feel like an Excel spreadsheet put between four walls.”

― Sophia Amoruso

“When we opened our eyes, we saw bedrock exposed in the walls of the crater.”

― Steven Squyres

“I actually grew up in a house in which bees lived in one of the walls, and they lived there 18 years, in fact, so it wasn’t a fleeting thing.”

― Sue Monk Kidd

“Public school felt like prison – cinderblock walls, fluorescent lights, metal lockers. It was so sterile and unstimulating.”

― Sufjan Stevens

“Honestly, the essence of publishing hasn’t changed. Since the days of the cave man carving stuff on the cave walls, people have wanted stories, and storytellers have wanted an audience. That is still the case. The changes are really a matter of format.”

― Susan Wiggs

“I’ve never been a guy who was anal about housework. A typical Wellington flat when I was flatting was a warehouse with, basically, sheets hung up for walls.”

― Taika Waititi

“I’m a big journaler, so for every new journal, I would change the way my room looked and change the posters on the walls, and I would change what I was wearing, and I would have a playlist, and it all kind of corresponded and matched, and I would change my handwriting in the journals.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“All of my walls are covered with framed pictures of my friends.”

― Taylor Swift

“The four walls of paper are like a prison because every idea wants to spring out in all directions – everything is connected with everything else, sometimes more than others.”

― Ted Nelson

“The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.”

― Theo Jansen

“Peter Parker can’t dance. He can flip and climb up walls and do backflips, but he definitely can’t dance.”

― Tom Holland

“My paintings are very strange – large and empty, like walls. Just the opposite of my writing, which is rich and juicy.”

― Tom Robbins

“If he truly thinks he can be president, Donald Trump needs to understand that we need real solutions – not more walls and giveaways to polluting special interests.”

― Tom Steyer

“A lot of stand-up comedy is embarrassing: too many idiots doing it in orange neckties against brick walls. I find most sitcoms embarrassing, too, because they seem so forced.”

― Tracey Ullman

“Greater technological connectivity makes the world wider, and the walls of isolation – thinner.”

― Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

“I don’t live in a prism, and I’m not afraid of anything. I haven’t built any walls around myself.”

― Velveteen Dream

“Instead of building walls, we should be building bridges.”

― Vicente Fox

“An easy approach to the walls must be provided against: indeed they should be surrounded by uneven ground, and the roads leading to the gates should be winding and turn to the left from the gates.”

― Vitruvius

“The thickness of the walls should be sufficient for two armed men to pass each other with ease.”

― Vitruvius

“I don’t like white walls.”

― Wendy Williams

“The walls are raised against honest men in civic life.”

― William H. O’Connell

“Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.”

― William Wordsworth
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