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"You only really discover the strength of your spine when your back is against the wall." - James Geary

"The impossible becomes possible when your back is against the wall" - Robert Evans

"When your back is against the wall financially, creative juices flow." - Anita Roddick

"We were most creative when our back was against the wall." - Anita Roddick

"When your back is against the wall, there's only one way to go and that's forward." - Amitabh Bachchan

"But sometimes, in tight corners, when your back is against the wall and the world is against you, you have to fight back in unexpected ways." - Caroline B Cooney

"In life, you'll have your back up against the wall many times. You might as well get used to it." - Bear Bryant

"Me and success are two things you don't wanna find yo ass between. Back against the wall like plasma screens." - Drake

"I always play every game like my back is against the wall, that this could be it." - Shaun Alexander

"I like having my back against the wall and doing things I'm not supposed to be good at." - Ed Skrein

"If you bounce a tennis ball against a wall it will come back to you the same way every time. But if you shift the wall a few degrees it will come back another way." - Tom Shadyac

"Man is a strange animal, he doesn't like to read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it." - Adlai Stevenson

"Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it." - Adlai Stevenson

"Man is a strange animal, he doesn't like to read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it." - Adlai Stevenson I

"Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it." - Adlai E Stevenson

"A man's character is not judged after he celebrates a victory, but by what he does when his back is against the wall." - John Cena

"When your back is against the wall, there is only one thing to do, and that is turn around and fight." - John Major

"... every writer I had ever known wrote his best work when he had his back up against the wall and thought he would never write another word." - Adam Langer

"The wind always brings us back to the same wall" - Joanne Harris

"I function better when my back is to the wall." - Bernard Hopkins

"The more serious the situation, the funnier the comedy can be. The greatest comedy plays against the greatest tragedy. Comedy is a red rubber ball and if you throw it against a soft, funny wall, it will not come back. But if you throw it against the hard wall of ultimate reality, it will bounce back and be very lively. Very, very few people understand this." - Mel Brooks

"Never put sofas against wall." - Robert Denning

"If you beat your head against the wall, it is your head that breaks and not the wall." - Antonio Gramsci

"I like having my back pressed against a wall and being made to work harder so I don't embarrass myself." - Mark Haddon

"I felt a bottomless sadness. So completely alone. Like one of my stuffed animals at home that I was too old for now, that sat on the shelf in my closet, mashed against the back wall." - Augusten Burroughs

"You almost died." "But you brought me back." She cupped his face in her hands. "I always knew you were there. Death didn't have a chance against the Wall." - Nalini Singh

"My past is my shadow, it follows me everywhere I go. Well, all those things come from when I had no other choice. They put my back against the wall. I do what I gotta do." - Curtis Jackson

"Be prepared to do whatever you have to do. If you get put in a situation where your back is up against the wall let your gun go off." - Curtis Jackson

"Okay, well, I guess I'm still a kid. Because when I get really angry and fired up and I feel like my back is up against the wall, I will say vicious things." - Howard Stern

"For a moment there I convinced myself I had my back against a wall, and suddenly the only wall I find my back against is that of a 10 by 10 writing shack in Glendale, where the summer days average between 90 and 100 and each song can be quantified in the sweat it took to write it. There is no ac in hell, and sometimes you've got to get down to get up. The train is gaining speed I should think." - Andrew McMahon

"Challenging the truth is like playing tennis against the wall! The defeat is inevitable!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"They climbed the ladder of learning only to find it leaning against the wrong wall." - Russell M Nelson

"Working with the artist elite can be like banging your head against the wall." - Questlove

"When the X500 revolution comes, your name will be lined against the wall and shot." - John Gilmore

"Not everything is about beating your head against the wall until it breaks." "Just most things." - Rachel Caine

"Hitting your head against a wall is not the fastest way to move it." - Mark Sheppard

"Hannah leaned against the wall. "Mind if I call shotgun?" Since you're carrying one? Feel free." - Rachel Caine

"Insect politics, indifferent universe. Bang your head against the wall, but apathy is worse." - Don Henley

"You should be willing to bang your head against a wall until you find the solution." - T.V. Mohandas Pai

"When our backs are against the wall, we must turn around and march forward." - John Major

"But I'm very thankful that no one is slamming my head against the wall anymore." - Harry Anderson

"Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to bang our heads against it." - Stephen Harper

"How big are souls anyway?" asked Coraline. The other mother sat down at the kitchen table and leaned against the back wall, saying nothing. She picked at her teeth with a long crimson-varnished fingernail, then she tapped the finger, gently, tap-tap-tap against the polished black surface of her black button eyes." - Neil Gaiman

"Imagine that the world is made out of love. Now imagine that it is'. Imagine a story where everything goes wrong, where everyone has their back against the wall, where everyone is in pain and acting selfishly because if they do', they"ll die. Imagine a story, not of good against evil, but of need against need against need, where everyone is at cross-purposes and everyone is to blame." - Richard Siken

"Imagine that the world is made out of love. Now imagine that it isn't. Imagine a story where everything goes wrong, where everyone has their back against the wall, where everyone is in pain and acting selfishly because if they don't, they'll die. Imagine a story, not of good against evil, but of need against need against need, where everyone is at cross-purposes and everyone is to blame." - Richard Siken

"Have you ever played ping pong up against a wall? You get exhausted a lot quicker than playing against someone. It's the same with getting angry. If you keep getting angry on your own, all that anger will just come back to you." - Taeyang

"It's like banging my head against the wall, except if I were actually banging my head on a wall, I'd be able to make myself stop." - Cassandra Clare

"Every time you drink an inferior bottle, it is as if you took a fine bottle and smashed it against a wall. You can't get that bottle back!" - Len Evans

"Every time you drink an inferior bottle, it is as if you took a fine bottle and smashed it against a wall. You can't get that bottle back!" - Len Evans

"Anyway, he's [Simon] obviously not here. Go back to what you were doing. What's the point in wasting a perfectly good brick wall when you have someone to throw against it, that's what I always say." And she [Isabelle] stalked off, back toward the bar. - City of Fallen Angels pg 188 hardcover" - Cassandra Clare

"Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!" - Claude Mckay

"A degree on the wall, without labels on your back, is nothing." - Tyler Perry

"When you hit the wall, it's how fast you come back." - Ice T

"I sank down onto the bed against the headboard and leaned back. I crossed my legs underneath me. "Then we'll talk." I said with a smile. Rush sat down onto the bed and leaned back against the wall. A deep chuckle came from his chest and I watched as a real smile broke out on his face. "I can't believe I just begged a female to sit and talk to me." In all honesty, I couldn't either." - Abbi Glines

"A crystalline moment shatters, and the world is a different place. Where there was confinement, now there is release. Recoiling from my sudden liberation, my left arm flings downcanyon, opening my shoulders to the south, and I fall back against the northern wall of the canyon, my mind is surfing on euphoria. As I stare at the wall where not twelve hours ago I etched "RIP OCT 75 ARON APR 03," a voice shouts in my head: I AM FREE!" - Aron Ralston

"I am not interested in playing women whose only concern is that they haven't dated in a couple months. I dream to play roles where not only are the characters' backs against the wall, but the wall sometimes is the only thing holding them up. On a resume, under qualifications, they would write, 'Been to hell and back for more because I can take it.'" - Aunjanue Ellis

"There's a deep fly ball... Winfield goes back, back... his head hits the wall ... it's rolling towards second base." - Jerry Coleman

"Midlife is when you reach the top of the ladder and find that it was against the wrong wall." - Joseph Campbell

"The willow submits to the wind and prospers until one day it is many willows - a wall against the wind." - Frank Herbert

"Some people achieve the top of the ladder and only then realise it was standing against the wrong wall." - Stephen Covey

"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall." - Stephen Covey

"Generally, I end up being the one thrown against the wall, because Zach is the drummer. He's stronger than me." - Isaac Hanson

"I get the strange urge to hit my head against the wall. Other people's sobs make me feel uncomfortable." - Veronica Roth

"We know we're up against the wall. We know how difficult a challenge it is, being in the minority." - Tom Daschle

"If you're playing for the Kansas City Royals about all you can do is beat your head against the wall." - John Kruk

"Modesty is a learned affectation. And as soon as life slams the modest person against the wall, that modesty drops." - Maya Angelou

"It is the same: a chosen one is a man whom God's finger crushes against the wall." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Great achievement often happens when our backs are up against the wall. Pressure can actually enhance your performance." - Robin S. Sharma

"When I read passages like this, I want to look for the nearest wall to bang my head against." - S. T. Joshi

"At that moment I had no mind to change, or not change, or throw against the nearest wall." - James Patterson

"At town meetings, you can see the shy folks, the ones who have trouble sounding off in public, leaning against the back wall or bending over their knitting. On talk radio, those people are invisible, but they're there. It's a mistake to think that the blowhards who call in speak for the nation." - Donella Meadows

"I have faith in the pendulum swinging. Right now it's so far against the wall that it can't go any farther; it's gonna start to swing back. That's my optimism. One of the cures is gonna be getting the American people to fully wake up. All the American people, particularly young people, because they're gonna inherit this earth; they're gonna inherit what we're doing." - Robert Redford

"You cannot save every fallen bird," said Woosley, leaning back against the wall and crossing his arms. "Even the handsome ones." "One will do," said Magnus, and, as Will was no longer within his sight, he let the front door fall shut." - Cassandra Clare

"You never want an Australian with his back against the wall. You put any 12 blokes together and you'll get a job done. Whether it's getting a bogged four-wheel-drive off the beach or standing in front of a cricket wicket and making sure we're in a dominant position. It's the same dog, different leg action, so to speak." - Matthew Hayden

"Yes, I have a driver's license." I leaned back against the wall, sighing. "Man, that must be so cool." "It ranks right up there with lockers. In fact, sometimes I put my license inside my locker, and it's so cool I worry that the whole thing might explode with the sheer coolness of it all." - Kiersten White

"So. You refuse my money, you serve me thirty-year-old Highland Park scotch, and we've been in the same room for approximately five minutes, yet none of my bones are broken. This leads me to believe that your back is against the wall and you desperately need me for something. I'm dying to know what that is." - Ilona Andrews

"...you expect me to fall on my back with my legs spread." "Not necessarily. ... You can fall on your hands and knees if you prefer. Or against the wall. Or on the kitchen counter. I suppose I might let you be on top, if you make it worth my while." - Ilona Andrews

"Nobody wants to do it - not real change, not soul change, not the painful molecular change required to truly become who you need to be. Nobody ever does real transformation for fun. Nobody ever does it on a dare. You do it only when your back is so far against the wall that you have no choice anymore." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"I never saw a man fight as Conan fought. He put his back to the courtyard wall, and before they overpowered him the dead men were strewn in heaps thigh-deep about him. But at last they dragged him down, a hundred against one." - Robert E Howard

"A long time ago, Anne used to talk about energy-how that was all that love was-ions connecting across synapses of time and air. Don't rationalize, she'd say. None of it will ever make sense. I leaned back against the wall and closed my eyes, not wanting to cry. Anne was right. None of it made any sense." - Jacqueline Woodson

"Globalization has become an ideology with no constraints. And now, nations are forcing themselves back into the debate. Nations with borders we control, with people that we listen to, with real economies, not Wall Street economies, but rather factories and farmers. And this goes against this unregulated globalization, wild, savage globalization." - Marine Le Pen

"Winfield goes back to the wall. He hits his head on the wall and it rolls off! It's rolling all the way back to second base! This is a terrible thing for the Padres!" - Jerry Coleman

"Let Wall Street have a nightmare and the whole country has to help them back to bed again." - Will Rogers

"Let Wall Street have a nightmare and the whole country has to help get them back in bed again." - Will Rogers

"I can run up a wall and do a back flip - that's the most impressive thing that I can do." - Callan Mcauliffe

"The natural response of the old-timers is to build a strong moral wall against the outside. This is where the world starts to be painted in black and white, saints inside, and sinners outside the wall." - Mary Douglas

"Rule of storytelling: When a character is shoved against a wall, shove them against a wall harder." - Aaron Sorkin

"Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall." - Sydney J Harris

"My practicality consists in this: in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall... that is my strength, my only strength." - Antonio Gramsci

"My practicality consists in this, in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall - that is my strength, my only strength." - Antonio Gramsci

"Seven years I worked at the Polish deli. It's a very slow deli. So I sat around a lot on my stool at the cashier. And I'd sign my autograph on all the bags I'd put the milk in. Just everyday, practice my autograph. And the manager of the store would take some of them and tape them against the wall. And he'd say, "Some day, I'm telling you, it will be worth something." And I'm like 13, going, "Really?!" And when I go back there, he still has them on the wall. It's very cute." - Jenny Mccarthy

"Tea Party people know that I stood against the Wall Street scam from Day One, that I voted against TARP, that I voted against repealing Glass-Steagall Act that kept these guys under some control." - Russ Feingold

"The ancients, even though they believed in destiny , believed primarily in nature , in which they participated wholeheartedly. To rebel against nature amounted to rebelling against oneself. It was butting one's head against a wall." - Albert Camus

"People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall." - Thomas Merton

"Winds flap the sail, tortoise and snake are silent, a great plan looms. A bridge will fly over this moat dug by heaven and be a road from north to south. We will make a stone wall against the upper river to the west and hold back steamy clouds and rain of Wu peaks. Over tall chasms will be a calm lake, and if the goddess of these mountains is not dead she will marvel at the changed world." - Mao Zedong

"The contract stuff just happens to be a coincidence to me. I always play every game as if my back is against the wall. That's always something that has been good to me since high school. A lot of people believe the grass is greener on the other side, but I'm not one of those people. It wouldn't be my choice to leave, but the Seahawks know that." - Shaun Alexander

"If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster." - Stephen Covey

"Janie blinks and leans against the wall, just in case. But it's no one's dream. It's just the end of some things. And the beginning of others." - Lisa McMann

"I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting had become obsessed with materiality, and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall" - Frank Stella

"In Las Vegas, people know that the odds are stacked against them. On Wall Street, they manipulate the odds while you are playing the game." - John Ensign

"Wouldn't it be a tragedy to get to the top of the ladder and find you placed it against the wrong wall?" - Henry Blackaby

"Meanwhile the hooked weapons of their enemies were not idle, and our wretched countrymen were dragged from the wall and dashed against the ground." - Gildas

"I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting had become obsessed with materiality, and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall." - Frank Stella

"The question we Americans need to address, before it is answered for us, is: Does this First World nation wish to become a Third World country? Because that is our destiny if we do not build a sea wall against the waves of immigration rolling over our shores...Who speaks for the Euro-Americans, who founded the USA?...Is it not time to take back America?" - Pat Buchanan

"After a long day of trying, to make my songs pay, making love all day against the wall in the hallway." - Tupac Shakur

"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

"What is the sound of Perl? Is it not the sound of a wall that people have stopped banging their heads against?" - Larry Wall

"He (Bill Terry) once hit a ball between my legs so hard that my center-fielder caught it on the fly backing up against the wall." - Dizzy Dean

"Between a high, solid wall and an egg that breaks against it, I will always stand on the side of the egg." - Haruki Murakami

"Tessa put a hand against the wall as she made her way numbly down the stairs. What had she almost done? What had she nearly told Will?" - Cassandra Clare

"I was always totally convinced that three weeks after the revolution they'd put me up against the wall and shoot me." - Mick Farren

"Clearly the secret of happiness...is a variation on the general principle of banging your head against a wall, and then stopping." - Stef Penney

"I'm always hopeful. I feel like I'm at the prom sitting against the wall waiting for someone to ask me to dance." - Sarah Dessen

"In elementary and middle school, I threw kids against the wall. I rubbed their heads in the dirt at recess. I bit them. I even knocked teeth out." - Russell Wilson

"Another step had her backed up against the wall, and he braced his arms on both sides of her. "I'm beginning to look forward to this marriage, just so I can spend the rest of my life making you miserable." Alexandra was too angry to be intimidated. "Misery loves company, sweetheart," she shot back. "So don't think I'll be suffering mine alone." She slipped out from under his arm and marched out the door." - Johanna Lindsey

"Through the last few decades it [the art object] has been ripped off the wall and twisted through every conceivable permutation, yet back to the wall it insists on going." - Ashley Bickerton

"I often take a brand-new suit or hat and throw it up against the wall a few times to get that stiff, square newness out of it." - Fred Astaire

"He is a boy sleeping against the mosque wall, ejaculates wet dreaming into a thousand cunts pink and smooth as sea shells..." - William S Burroughs

"It's starting to sink in," Corny said. "I can almost look at you without wanting to bang my head against the wall." - Holly Black

"Experience is not worth the getting. It's not a thing that happens pleasantly to a passive you-it's a wall that an active you runs up against." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"What's the point in wasting a perfectly good brick wall when you have someone to throw against it, that's what I always say." - Cassandra Clare

"At the moment our rational mind stops, hits against a wall ... something else happens. And a bigger mind, like a pearl, rolls in a silver bowl." - Natalie Goldberg

"We do learn something about ourselves when we are up against the wall, and we do most certainly come out stronger." - Tina Sloan

"To survive, humans will work together. Accept each other. For a moment, we are all equal. Backs against the wall, human beings are at their finest." - Daniel H Wilson

"Your story is for - voting for every disastrous trade agreement, and voting for corporate America. Did I vote against the Wall Street bailout?" - Bernie Sanders

"Agents do nothing for the good of football. I'd like to see them lined up against a wall and machine-gunned ?some accountants and solicitors with them." - Graham Taylor

"My writing philosophy is throwing spaghetti against the wall. That's how I take pictures, too. If I take 100, surely one will be good." - Amanda Peet

"If you keep bashing your head against the same wall, at some point you're going to fall over and be still for awhile." - Feist

"Baby," groaned the guy-Ted? Tad?-something like that-and crushed his lips against the side of her neck, shoving her face against the wall of the toilet stall." - Jennifer Weiner

"After World War I the resentment of the working class against all that it had to suffer was directed more against Morgan, Wall Street and private capital than the government." - C L R James

"If a mathematician wishes to disparage the work of one of his colleagues, say, A, the most effective method he finds for doing this is to ask where the results can be applied. The hard pressed man, with his back against the wall, finally unearths the researches of another mathematician B as the locus of the application of his own results. If next B is plagued with a similar question, he will refer to another mathematician C. After a few steps of this kind we find ourselves referred back to the researches of A, and in this way the chain closes." - Alfred Tarski

"I struggle against photography. I struggle against the fact that it is silent, that it is just a piece of paper on the wall, often presented in a tedious white matt frame." - Michael Light

""Stand up against the wall!" That's what everybody gets offered, especially women. When women started appearing on TV again in something other than the girl or the mother role it was all, "Get up against the wall," or, "The skin underneath her fingernail would tell me that she," you know, forensic stuff. Oh, God gross. Now, they're hunting terrorists." - Debra Winger

"The true writer, the born writer, will scribble words on scraps of litter, the back of a bus tickets, on the wall of a cell." - David Nicholls

"To set the stones back in the wall Lest the divided house should fall. The beams of peace he laid, While kings looked on, afraid." - John Vance Cheney

"I will build the wall and I will impose tough mandatory minimum - remember this - tough mandatory minimum prison sentences for deported illegal immigrants who try to reenter the country. They keep coming back and back and back." - Donald Trump

"We stand against fate, as children stand up against the wall in their father's house, and notch their height from year to year. But when the boy grows to a man, and is master of the house, he pulls down that wall and builds it new and bigger." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Why would twenty-six-year-old "teenagers" care about political ramifications if their backs are not up against the wall? But if their backs are against the wall they may be plucked to fight in Iraq, and all of sudden they become politicized real quick." - Chuck D

"What though before us lies the open grave? Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!" - Claude Mckay

"When I'm alone in my room sometimes I stare at the wall, and in the back of my mind I hear my conscience call." - Ll Cool J

"When I'm alone in my room sometimes I stare at the wall, and in the back of my mind I hear my conscience call." - Ll Cool J

"She and Thomas had helped construct the Maze; at the same time she'd exerted a lot of effort to build a wall holding back her emotions." - James Dashner

"She and Thomas had helped construct the Maze; at the same time she'd exerted a lot of effort to build a wall holding back her emotions." - James Dashner

"The only good thing about having your back to the wall is that it makes it really easy to choose which way you're going to go." - Jim Butcher

"She and Thomas had helped construct the Maze; at the same time she"d exerted a lot of effort to build a wall holding back her emotions." - James Dashner

"I staggered backward-her one hand gripping my shoulder, the other still holding my wrists behind her-and she followed until my back hit the wall." - Kim Harrison

"A moose is an animal with horns on the front of its head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it" - Groucho Marx

"I'd like to go back to Paris someday and visit the Lourve museum, get a good running start, and hurl myself at the wall." - Warren Zevon

"I was watching him crawl, Back over the wall-! Then bang! Crash! And the lightning flash! And- well, that's another story, Never mind- Anyway..." - Stephen Sondheim

"What I didn't know was that if I didn't stand with my back to the wall, Hollywood people would unscrew my ass and sell it down the river." - Joseph Wambaugh



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