Lock Sayings and Quotes

We all know locks are useful for keeping us and our belongings safe and secure. However humans are capable of creating metaphorical locks as well, shutting out emotions, people and unpleasant events. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about locks.


When you lock everything down tight so that the pain can't get out, you also keep good stuff from getting in.     

Rachel Gibson

We lock ourselves into our own philosophies, our own religions, our own walks of life, and if we fail, we condemn ourselves and then we get sick.     

Erykah Badu

There are no walls, no bolts, no locks that anyone can put on your mind.     

Otto Frank

Many people lock a part of themselves away. It's a bit sacred.     

Tori Amos

Before you make the key, study the lock.     

J.A. Konrath

Gold opens all locks, no lock will hold against the power of gold.     

George Herbert

Every wall that I build to lock the world out is yet another wall that I’ve built that locks me in. And in the most heinous kind of imprisonment imaginable, I find that I have become both warden and inmate     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.     

Elayne Boosler

A key that opens many locks is worth buying. A lock that can be opened with many keys isn't.     

Nabil N. Jamal

Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein