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.
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
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.
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.
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.
I became paralyzed as an artist with writer's block.
I've experienced writer's block, but never for more than a few days.
There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.
A book that is shut is but a block.
The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.
The current administration has made the decision to cut dollars going for community development block grants, for various incentives to bring cities back.
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."
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.'
Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
You know what my greatest personal stumbling block is? My shyness.
Not to dismiss Gershwin, but Gershwin is the chip; Ellington was the block.
Our centers spread the floor, shoot the three and block shots. We can play pick and pop.
I think of John every day. I do try to block it, but December 8th is not the only day I think of him.
It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
Now that the there is a path for the people of Puerto Rico to express their self-determination on Puerto Rico's political status, there are some who seek to block that path.
Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.
Every time we've moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new.
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