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.
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.
I spend days with writers' block. It is a problem.
Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a genre or style you're not familiar with is the best way to find the Big Block looming.
To do theater you need to block off a hunk of time.
Twice the Republicans in the California legislature tried to block my seating because of my trips to Hanoi.
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.
One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse, I summon it at need.
When I'm rhyming it's all in my head... Like the slaves, when they were picking cotton, they would block out their minds. They would sing.
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."
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.
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