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Wailing Wall Quotes


"Scratch a Jew and you'll find a Wailing Wall." - Eve Merriam

"So I'm at the wailing wall, standing there like a moron, with my harpoon." - Emo Philips

"You know, when I'm playing, I think of myself in front of the Wailing Wall with a saxophone in my hands, and I'm davening, I'm really telling it to the Wall." - Stan Getz

"Hungry wailing standeth not aloof." - Aeschylus

"Congress doesn't regulate Wall Street. Wall Street regulates Congress." - Bernie Sanders

"Never put sofas against wall." - Robert Denning

"Every wall is a door." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I felt if I went chronologically, I'd get bogged down in childhood and that's part of our culture of complaint in America. This endless wailing about your childhood." - Edmund White

"Do one of three things. One, go and find a wailing wall and feel sorry for yourselves. Two, go psycho and start bombing - but this will only swing people to the right. Three, learn a lesson. Go home, organize, build power and at the next convention, you be the delegates." - Saul Alinsky

"The weakest goes to the wall." - William Shakespeare

"That the wall is coming down." - Cassandra Clare

"Nobody intends to put up a wall!" - Walter Ulbricht

"A wall is the safeguard of simplicity." - Alice Meynell

"You can't climb a tile wall." - Bill Engvall

"Wall Street is stronger than ever." - Cornel West

"Look! A see-through wall of glass!" - Ze Frank

"Hullo... the wall is a looking-glass!" - Gaston Leroux

"Occupy Wall Street is a real movement." - Russ Feingold

"Panic in Wall Street, brokers feeling melancholy." - Scott Joplin

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" - Ronald Reagan

"Mountain, mountain, mountain, marking time. Each nameless, wall beyond wall, wavering redefinition of horizon." - Denise Levertov

"Thus have I, Wall, my part discharged so; And, being done, thus Wall away doth go." - William Shakespeare

"I put hardwood floors on top of wall-to-wall carpet." - Steven Wright

"Those who live by the wall must die by the wall." - Roger Angell

"I like to do projects that are off-the-wall and on top-of-the-wall." - Meital Dohan

"On Wall Street, there is no "Wall Street"; there are individuals." - Jamie Dimon

"My new house is going to have wall-to-wall awards!" - Patsy Cline

"None can cure their harms by wailing them." - William Shakespeare

"The wailing of broken hearts is the doorway to God." - Rumi

"The wailing owl screams solitary to the mournful moon....." - David Mallet

"The wailing owl Screams solitary to the mournful moon." - David Mallet

"We`re going to build a wall, folks. We`re going to build a wall. That wall will go up so fast, your head will spin." - Donald Trump

"Being honest with you, it's not the 'great' wall of China. It's an all right wall. It's the 'All Right Wall of China.'" - Karl Pilkington

"One might as well try to charge through a wall." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"When you run in fear, it's square into the wall." - Byron Katie

"Better to build a bridge than a wall." - Elton John

"Wall Street's favorite scam is pretending that luck is skill." - Ronald Ross

"All in all you're just another brick in the wall" - Roger Waters

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

"In truth I was manufacturing a brick wall of shits." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"...water laughing softly down a black stone wall." - Jennifer Egan

"The Berlin Wall is the defining achievement of socialism." - George Will

"We should be worrying about Wall Street - run health care." - Wendell Potter

"The Wall will stand for a hundred years." - Erich Honecker

"I rot on the wall, my own Dorian Gray." - Anne Sexton

"Every man has seen the wall that limits his mind." - Alfred De Vigny

"Nobody has the intention of building a wall" - Walter Ulbricht

"He picked the postage stamp over the wall with aplomb." - Tim Flowers

"Love is just a hole in the wall." - Rod Stewart

"A white wall is the paper of a foole." - George Herbert

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

"On A Beautiful Mind, there was a wall of math" - Josh Lucas

"When we talk about power, we talk about Wall Street." - Bernie Sanders

"The wall that protects you, also imprisons you." - Susan Jeffers

"If Wall Street crashes, does Main Street follow? Not necessarily." - Ben Bernanke

"I'm not in Wall Street for my health." - J P Morgan

"I rot on the wall, my own Dorian Gray." - Anne Sexton

"The-Shadow-of-the-Wall-Primitive Instincts Still Alive" - Frank Lloyd Wright

"Wall-to-wall masterpieces, after all, ought to be preferred to wall-to-wall decorative arts, even if the decorative arts are of the highest quality peppered and salted with dukes and tiaras." - Joseph Alsop

""What's the latest dope on Wall Street?" "My son!"" - Henny Youngman

"Stephen Hawking: Brainier than Kurt Cobain's garage wall." - Frankie Boyle

"What's green, hangs on a wall and whistles?" - Leo Rosten

"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens." - Khalil Gibran

"There are a lot of ethical firms on Wall Street." - John J Mack

"Writing in English is like throwing mud at a wall." - Joseph Conrad

"Clinton's pardoning of Marc Rich was off-the-wall." - Morley Safer

"It's a very enclosed world on Wall Street." - Leslie Cockburn

"I was in Germany when the wall came down." - Joe Cocker

"Wit is the only wall between us and the dark." - Mark Van Doren

"Wall Street people learn nothing and forget everything." - Benjamin Graham

"I have watched Occupy Wall Street mostly from the sidelines." - Jami Attenberg

"The history of Wall Street is inseparable from New York." - Ron Chernow

"I believe Wall Street needs serious ongoing regulation." - Andrew Cuomo

"People are rightfully upset about Wall Street abuses and excess." - Andrew Cuomo

"In 'Wall Street,' Charlie Sheen carried that movie." - Michael Douglas

"When my back's to the wall, I want to fight." - John Caudwell

"The wall around the window does not create two worlds." - Henri Matisse

"It's silly to build a wall around your interests." - Walt Disney

"Wall Street is in trouble because Main Street is broke." - Peter Schiff

"Wall Street excesses helped lead to the Great Recession." - Chuck Schumer

"America has tossed its cap over the wall of space." - John F Kennedy

"Wall Street has too much wealth and political power." - Charlie Munger

"The handwriting on the wall may be a forgery." - Ralph Hodgson

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

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

"Do you have any idea how cheap stocks are? Wall Street is now being called Wall Mart Street" - Jay Leno

"We need to build a wall...I don't mind having a big beautiful door in that wall." - Donald Trump

"I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will make Mexico pay for that wall." - Donald Trump

"I'm not going to let Wall Street get away with murder. Wall Street has caused tremendous problems for us." - Donald Trump

"It all began with a shoe on the wall. A shoe on the wall shouldn't be there at all." - Dr. Seuss

"You must accept it as it is, and hence accept all consequences. A wall is indeed a wall." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Ultimately, we have to have the wall on the border. If we don't have the wall, we are doing nothing." - Donald Trump

"I often wonder what would have happened to me if I hadn't made that decision. I suppose I would have sunk. I suppose I would have found some kind of hole and tried to hide or pass. After all, we make ourselves according to the ideas we have of our possibilities. I would have hidden in my hole and been crippled by my sentimentality, doing what I was doing, and doing it well, but always looking for the wailing wall. And I would never have seen the world as the rich place that it is. You wouldn't have seen me here in Africa, doing what I do." - V S Naipaul

"Years ago I went to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and did what all tourists there do: wrote some words on a scrap of paper that I tucked into a crevice in the wall. When I closed my eyes and touched my head to the warm stone, it came to me: "All language is prayer." This must be so. Who is it we are speaking to when we speak to anyone? To that person, and also past him or her to Out There. If there is language, it means there is the possibility of being heard, being met, being loved. And reaching out to be heard, met, or loved is a holy act. Language is holy." - Zoketsu Norman Fischer

"The wailing of the newborn infant is mingled with the dirge for the dead." - Lucretius

"Sorry to bother you," Bella said over the wailing. "But she wants her daddy." - J.R. Ward

"A tight little bundle of wailing and flannel, Perplex'd with the newly found fardel of life." - Frederick Locker-Lampson

"The winds of winter wailing through the woods; The mighty laughter of the vernal floods." - Abraham Coles

"Clouds of black birds rose up wailing and screaming, like the thoughts of my heart." - Mary Renault

"So much time weeping and wailing and shaking our fists, creating enemies that really don't exist." - Don Henley

"Much of my crying is for joy and wonder rather than for pain. A trumpet's wailing, a wind's warm breath, the chink of a bell on an errant lamb, the smoke from a candle just spent, first light, twilight, firelight. Everyday beauty. I cry for how life intoxicates. And maybe just a little for how swiftly it runs." - Marlena De Blasi

"If you are in front of a wall that you cannot get past, would you just keep banging your head into the wall?... No, you would find a new wall." - David Belle

"We ought to say, "Occupy Wall Street, not Iraq," "Occupy Wall Street, not Afghanistan," "Occupy Wall Street, not Palestine." The two need to be put together. Otherwise people might not read the signs." - Arundhati Roy

"I've never been on Wall Street. And I care about Wall Street for one reason and one reason only because what happens on Wall Street matters to Main Street." - Ben Bernanke

"You can't manage Wall Street. Wall Street has its own viewpoints on everything. I have always believed, if you manage your business correctly, Wall Street will take care of itself." - Ross Levinsohn

"Don't look at the poster on your wall and think 'I could never do that.' Look at the poster on your wall and think 'I'm gonna do that!'" - Dave Grohl

"The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach. [Progressive]" - Hugo Black

"The problem is efforts by liberals to establish a wall between religion and society, in the guise of maintaining the wall between church and state." - Irving Kristol

"If you've got a Corvette that runs into a brick wall, you know what's going to happen. He's a Corvette. I'm a brick wall." - Shaquille O'Neal

"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

"Architecture appears for the first time when the sunlight hits a wall. The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall." - Louis Kahn

"That wall is a one directional wall. It keeps the government from running the church but it makes sure that Christian principles will always stay in government." - David Barton

"Wall Street never changes, the pockets change, the suckers change, the stocks change, but Wall Street never changes, because human nature never changes." - Jesse Lauriston Livermore

"If you look at anything long enough, say just that wall in front of you - it will come out of that wall." - Anton Chekhov

"Change the way we fund campaigns. Until we do, Wall Street will always be able to blackmail the Dems and GOP to giving them what Wall Street wants." - Lawrence Lessig

"When you are up against a wall, put down roots like a tree, until clarity comes from deeper sources to see over that wall and grow." - Carl Jung

"I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words." - Donald Trump

"The image and the costs of a Berlin-like wall or a Great Wall of China is something that the American people have not accepted to date." - Alan Bersin

"Someday, when I`m no longer around, they will call at the Trump wall. It`s got to be the greatest wall." - Donald Trump

"Who passed Wall Street deregulation that enabled the meltdown of Wall Street and the disappearance of nine million jobs, the theft of 5 million homes?" - Jill Stein

"Fully fund the construction of a wall on our southern border. Don't worry about it. Remember, I said Mexico is paying for the wall." - Hari Sreenivasan

"I think any time you couple the term "Wall Street" with "bailout" or something like that, you know - I don't like what's going on in Wall Street." - Warren Buffett

"Have you seen the Vatican wall? It's over 50-feet high. It's over 50-feet high. It's not even the kind of wall Trump's talking about building." - Rush Limbaugh

"At least my mural of Leonardo da Vinci still exists on the wall of their offices, which were subsequently taken over by Expedia. They had the wall insured." - Ralph Steadman

"The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach." - Hugo Black

"I'd build a wall. In fact, I'd hire illegal immigrants to build the wall. And throw out the illegals who are here.... It's cheap labor." - Ann Coulter

"Something inspires the only cow of late To make no more of a wall than an open gate, And think no more of wall-builders than fools." - Robert Frost

"So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its height; for the people had a mind to work." - Bible

"Every Westerner is jubilating that the Berlin Wall has fallen. Something worst than the Berlin Wall is in Palestine; and nobody is talking about it." - Yahya Jammeh

"His eyes gravitated towards the wall-to-wall bookshelf at one end of the room. 'You folks like books, I see." - Regina Doman

"All roads lead to Wall Street, but we feel the effects of Wall Street on every street corner. Certainly in Syracuse, N.Y., where I live." - Dana Spiotta

"The Berlin Wall go down, that was the most wonderful thing that could happen, absolutely. I celebrated with everybody in Berlin that day when the Wall was down." - Nana Mouskouri

"Graffiti is something written on a wall, and, of course, art can be exhibited or produced anywhere: a wall is just another venue." - Matthew Slotover

"One man pins me to the wall, while with another I walk among the stars" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Something there is that doesn't love a wall, and wants it down." - Robert Frost

"After a half-century of hard work and reflection the wall is still there." - Henri Matisse

"Popcorn-can cover / screwed to the wall / over a hole / so the cold / can't mouse in." - Lorine Niedecker

"In Wall Street, the only thing that's hard to explain is next week." - Louis Rukeyser

"Unrequited love is like hitting your head against a wall that isn't there." - Shannon Wheeler

"China is a long caravan, longer and stronger than the Wall." - Genevieve Taggard

"When you hit a wall find ways to go under and over, but never give up." - Donald Trump

"I wouldnt mind being a fly on the wall in a few Victorian parlours." - Sarah Waters

"Erecting the 'wall of separation between church and state'... is absolutely essential in a free society." - Thomas Jefferson

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, whos the dumbest of you all?" - Anne Robinson

"The Poplar grows up straight and tall, The Pear-tree spreads along the wall" - Sara Coleridge

"Put a gun to my head and paint the wall with my brains." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Thought is matter as much as the floor, the wall, the telephone, are matter." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"If you holding up the wall then you missing the point" - Pharoahe Monch

"When you hit a wall - of your own imagined limitations - just kick it in." - Sam Shepard

"Don't write naughty words on the wall if you can't spell!" - Tom Lehrer



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