Aaron Dessner
Aaron Dessner

Our recordings, you feel that it's been, not labored, but you feel that it's been constructed in a way where sometimes it's hard for us to create the feeling that this was done in a room.

Abdoulaye Wade
Abdoulaye Wade

Democracy is constructed like an edifice, freedom by freedom, right by right, until it reaches its snapping point.

Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei

I don't believe in the so-called Olympic spirit. I speak from personal experience. When China hosted the Games, it failed to include the people. The event was constructed without regard for their joy.

Albert Ellis
Albert Ellis

You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.

Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti

Once the object has been constructed, I have a tendency to discover in it, transformed and displaced, images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.

Alexis Wright
Alexis Wright

We have to think big. We have to imagine big, and that's part of the problem. We're letting other people imagine and lead us down what paths they want to take us. Sometimes they're very limited in the way their ideas are constructed. We need to imagine much more broadly. That's the work of a writer, and more writers should look at it.

Andrew Taylor Still
Andrew Taylor Still

My father was a progressive farmer, and was always ready to lay aside an old plough if he could replace it with one better constructed for its work. All through life, I have ever been ready to buy a better plough.

Andy Mineo
Andy Mineo

'Hear My Heart' was constructed with the deaf in mind. I wanted a bass line that felt like a heartbeat. I wanted to be able to touch the speakers and feel a clear sense of rhythm.

Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman

In a lot of movies, especially big studio ones, they're not constructed in any other way than to get people to like them and then tell their friends. It's a product.

Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Brontë

Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.