Door Sayings and Quotes

When one door closes, it’s not the end of the world. The universe may simply be redirecting you to another opportunity. Don’t feel discouraged. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about doors.

Nothing in life has happened to you. It's happened for you. Every disappointment. Every wrong. Even every closed door has helped make you into who you are.     

Joel Osteen

You suppose that you are the lock on the door. But you are the key that opens it.     


If you feel you have to open a particular door, open it, otherwise all your life that door will haunt your mind!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond.     


Open the doors of opportunity to talent and virtue and they will do themselves justice, and property will not be in bad hands.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a door closes you have two choices: give up, or keep going.     


The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.     

C. S. Lewis

Love opens the doors into everything, as far as I can see, including and perhaps most of all, the door into one's own secret, and often terrible and frightening, real self.     

May Sarton

When one door closes, fortune will usually open another.     

Fernando De Rojas

Just because a door appears closed it does not mean that it is locked - nor that it will not open with the right heart, call or touch.     

Rasheed Ogunlaru

The doors of opportunity swing on the hinges of opposition!     

Adrian Rogers

Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.     

Tom Stoppard

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.     

Alexander Graham Bell

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.     

Milton Berle

The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock.     

Tony Gaskins

Opportunity knocks once at every man's door and then keeps on knocking.     

George Ade

So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!     

Jonathan Safran Foer

You can't knock on opportunity's door and not be ready.     

Bruno Mars

The door of illumination is open to those for whom other doors are closed.     

Idries Shah

A door that seems to stand open must be of a man's size, or it is not the door that providence means for him.     

Henry Ward Beecher

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.     

William Blake

Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That's where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.     

Rebecca Solnit

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.     

Flora Whittemore

Traveling is not just seeing the new; it is also leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes.     

Jan Myrdal

When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.     

Jesse Jackson

Doors are going to open-doors you can't even imagine exist.     

Julie Powell

When one door closes another opens but all too often there is a long hallway in between.     

Rick Jarow

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.     

Kyle Chandler

The door of the human heart, can only be opened from the inside.     

William Holman Hunt