Quotes about walls and fences
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Good fences make good neighbors is a proverb that exists in many different cultures and languages and due to its longstanding history and prevalence, it's difficult to pinpoint exactly where this insight originated. In English its common usage seems to have sprung from Robert Frost's use of the phrase in his poem, "Mending Wall," published in He writes, "Good fences make good neighbors Why do they make good neighbors? Some believe the narrator of the poem dislikes the wall that divides him from his neighbor.
Robert Frost's Mending Wall represents two opposing ideas through its dialogue between two neighbors. The narrator represents a newer way of thinking while his neighbor embodies an older mindset. In the poem the two neighbors are repairing a wall or fence that separates their property line. Although neither of the two men has anything that could cross the fence, the young man has apple trees and the old farmer has pines. The wall has been broken down by the winter that "sends the frozen ground swell.
I think it modern society as a whole, but definitively in Brazil, spaces are so well divided and there are so many barriers, and so many divisions, so many lines and so many borderlines, basically telling you that you should be here but not here. This is my space and this is your space, and this is expressed very dramatically in architecture, we have a very kind of aggressive, almost medieval concept for architecture, which is basically keeping people out. So you get high walls, fences, and electric fences, and divisions like that. Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment. Fences and walls can be effective and even soothing, at least for those who build them. Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.