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  • The worst walls are never the ones you find in your way. The worst walls are the ones you put there — you build yourself. Those are the high ones, the thick ones, the ones with no doors ...

  • A wall is the safeguard of simplicity.

  • But walls have an engrossing quality. If there are many of them they assert themselves and domineer. They insist on the unique importance of the contents of walls and would have you believe that the spaces above them, the slow procession of the seasons and the alternations of sunshine and rain, are accessories, pleasant or unpleasant, of walls, — indeed that they were made, and a bungling job, too, and to be disregarded as a bungling job should be, solely that walls might exist.

  • Something there is that doesn't love a fence.

  • Those who build walls are their own prisoners.