Quotes of Entry

“ Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint, and heard great argument about it and about: but evermore came out by the same door as in I went. ”

- Omar Khayyam

“ When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. - Alexander Graham Bell. ”

- Alexander Graham Bell

“ It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. ”

- William Ernest Henley

“ There was the Door to which I found no key; There was the Veil through which I might not see. ”

- Omar Khayyam

“ Who dares think one thing, and another tell, My heart detests him as the gates of hell. ”

- Homer

“ Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ The truth knocks on the door and you say, go away, I'm looking for the truth, and it goes away. Puzzling. ”

- Robert Maynard Pirsig

“ Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened to us. ”

- Helen Keller

“ Join voices, all ye living souls: ye birds,That singing up to heaven-gate ascend,Bear on your wings and in your notes his praise. ”

- John Milton

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

- Alexander Graham Bell

“ Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another. ”

- Homer

“ The courage of the poets is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness. ”

- Christopher Morley

“ We must open the doors of opportunity. ”

- Lyndon B. Johnson

“ Footfalls echo in the memory down the passage which we did not take towards the door we never opened into the rose-garden. ”

- T. S. Eliot

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

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ When poverty comes in at doors, love leaps out at windows. ”

- John Clarke

“ How lovely are the portals of the night, When stars come out to watch the daylight die. ”

- Thomas Cole

“ Never to lie is to have no lock to your door, you are never wholly alone. ”

- Elizabeth Bowen

“ Be an opener of doors. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Far off I hear the crowing of the cocks, And through the opening door that time unlocks Feel the fresh breathing of To-morrow creep. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ There are things known, and there are things unknown. And in between are the doors. ”

- Jim Morrison

“ My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee. Unfortunately, she was just coming home. ”

- Rodney Dangerfield

“ Christ made no distinction, but opened the door wide to woman as to man. ”

- Gail Hamilton

“ Stoop, boys. This gate Instructs you how t' adore the heavens and bows you To a morning's holy office. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Every exit is an entry somewhere else. ”

- Tom Stoppard

“ Saint George, that swinged the dragon, and e'er since Sits on his horse back at mine hostess' door. - King John. Act ii. Sc. 1. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Anybody can win - unless there happens to be a second entry. ”

- George Ade

“ A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. ”

- James Joyce

“ It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go away, I'm looking for the truth.' and so it goes away. Puzzling. - Robert M. Pirsig. ”

- Robert Maynard Pirsig
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