I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.
Every couple I know has side-by-side grave plots, but when we do it we're the biggest weirdos on the block.
Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe.
I want to block some common misunderstandings about understanding: In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy footwork about the word understanding.
If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.
Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
I have a cheat-sheet for each one of my characters about their personality, the way they look, etc. So there is no possible way that I could have writer's block.
My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
When you play guard, you're not going to block a lot of shots. Inside, you're going to block shots.
In this time of budget cuts, we cannot forget that basic science is a building block for scientific innovation and economic growth in the information age.
The current administration has made the decision to cut dollars going for community development block grants, for various incentives to bring cities back.
I became paralyzed as an artist with writer's block.
I've experienced writer's block, but never for more than a few days.
A stepping-stone can be a stumbling block if we can't see it until after we have tripped over it.
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.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
A snowdrift is a beautiful thing - if it doesn't lie across the path you have to shovel or block the road that leads to your destination.
Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood; aim for the chopping block.
If you're so pro-life, do me a favour: don't lock arms and block medical clinics. If you're so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.
I promised myself that I'd never actually admit to listening to 'New Kids on the Block.'
You know what my greatest personal stumbling block is? My shyness.
Not to dismiss Gershwin, but Gershwin is the chip; Ellington was the block.
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