Quotes of the Day for 9 November 2001 – Walls
This day in 1989 was called "Mauerfall" in Berlin, the Fall of the Wall. After four decades, East Germany opened the borders, and the people in the streets took out hammers and started chipping away. Here are some thoughts on walls.
Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
- Gordon R. Dickson
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, 611 - 580 BC
Indeed, we do not really live unless we have friends surrounding us like a firm wall against the winds of the world.
- Charles Hanson Towne
Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up on rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.
- Meg Chittenden
Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
- Ronald Wilson Reagan
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