Brick Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old brick quotes, brick sayings, and brick proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick.     

Candice Bergen

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

We build our character from the bricks of habit we pile up day by day.     

Zig Ziglar

It takes a thousand bricks to build a wall, but only one to tear it down.     

Markus W. Lunner

I like talking to a brick wall- it's the only thing in the world that never contradicts me!      

Oscar Wilde

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.     

Lydia M. Child

No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.     

Plutarch

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.     

David Brinkley

Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.     

Sonia Choquette

A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.     

Gilles Deleuze

Big things are built one brick at a time. Victories are achieved one choice at a time. A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.     

Lysa Terkeurst

Remember, don't try to build the greatest wall that's ever been built. Focus on laying a single, expertly-placed brick. Then keep doing that, every day.      

Will Smith

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.     

Stephen Leacock

A career is like a house: it's made of many bricks, and each brick has the same value, because without any one of them, the house would collapse.     

Andrea Bocelli

Bricks without straw are more easily made than imagination without memories.      

Lord Dunsany

Guilt and defensiveness are bricks in a wall against which we all flounder; they serve none of our futures.     

Audre Lorde

I think your life is governed not by the bricks or mortar around you, it's governed by who holds your hand and who spits in your eye.     

David McCallum

After the door of a woman's heart has once swung on its silent hinges, a man thinks he can prop it open with a brick and go away and leave it.     

Myrtle Reed

If you don't break a hole through the brick wall, don't just start digging a new hole. Keep going until you break through that wall.     

Russell Simmons

I do not have to build a perfect wall today. I just have to lay a perfect brick.     

Will Smith

People who avoid the brick walls - all power to ya, but we all have to hit them sometimes in order to push through to the next level, to evolve.     

Jennifer Aniston

The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.     

Douglas Adams

The way to become famous fast is to throw a brick at someone who is famous.     

Walter Winchell

The creation of a world view is the work of a generation rather than of an individual, but we each of us, for better or for worse, add our brick to the edifice.      

John Dos Passos

The family is where we are formed as people. Every family is a brick in the building of society.     

Pope Francis

They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.     

Dorothy Day

That city is well fortified which has a wall of men instead of brick     

Lycurgus of Sparta

If you want to knock down the wall between you and the life of your dreams, it's best to do it one brick at a time!     

Paul McKenna