64 Back Door Quotes On Success In Life

These back door quotes will inspire you. Back door, the door or entrance at the back of a building or (of an activity) clandestine; underhanded.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging back door quotes, back door sayings, and back door proverbs.

Best Back Door Quotes

  1. “Those who enter through the back door can expect to be shown out through the window” ~ Aesop
  2. “We have to find the back door to peoples’ hearts because the front door is heavily guarded.” ~ Ravi Zacharias
  3. “It is a great feeling to know that from a window I can go to books to cans of beer to past loves. And from these gather enough dream to sneak out a back door.” ~ Gregory Corso
  4. “We lived in a neighborhood that was too rich for us. When I was young, I had to deliver groceries to the homes of the kids I went to school with. I had to go to the back doors to make the deliveries. It was embarrassing. That was one thing out of a hundred.” ~ Rodney Dangerfield
  5. “I’ve been waiting for that bright sunshine to show up and shine in my back door someday.” ~ Luther Allison

  6. “When I came back, after all those stories about Hitler and his snub, I came back to my native country, and I could not ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn’t live where I wanted. Now what’s the difference?” ~ Jesse Owens
  7. “We have a very intelligent team. I’ve had clubs that when you tell a guy to go back door, he leaves the gym. Or you tell the team you’re going to have a closed practice and eight guys don’t show up.” ~ Jim Valvano
  8. “The time is past when Christians in America can take a long spoon and hand the gospel to the black man out the back door.” ~ Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
  9. “We must make a journey around the world to see if a back door has perhaps been left open.” ~ Heinrich von Kleist

  10. “I’m also conscious of what this confidence that has been placed in me means. I’m going to the Games through the back door but I’m working everyday to exit through the main door!” ~ Benjamin Boukpeti
  11. “My friends and I had taken dancing lessons, although none of us would ever admit it. In those depression days, a friend of my mother was trying to make a living by teaching dancing in the evening, in an upstairs dance studio. There was a back door to the place, and she arranged it so the young men could come up through the back way without being seen.” ~ Richard P. Feynman
  12. “He pushes his hair, soaked from the snow, out of his eyes. “So what are we going to do, break a window? Look for a back door?” “I’m just going to walk in,” I say. “I’m her son.” “You also betrayed her and left the city when she forbade anyone from doing that,” he says, “and she sent people after you to stop you. People with guns.” “You can stay here if you want,” I say. “Where the serum goes, I go,” he says. “But if you get shot at, I’m going to grab it and run.” “I don’t expect anything more.” He is a strange sort of person.” ~ Veronica Roth
  13. “Take the back door,” she said. “Claire, you and your strang friend-” “Eve,” they both said simultaneously, and Eve held out her fst for a bump. “Or, you could call me Eve the Great, Mistress of All She Surveys. Eve for short.” ~ Rachel Caine
  14. “Mexico is the front door to South America – and the back door to the states.” ~ Tennessee Williams

  15. “If you’re cooking and not making mistakes, you’re not playing outside your safety zone. I don’t expect it all to be good. I have fat dogs because I scrap that stuff out the back door.” ~ Guy Fieri
  16. “I will always remember my delight when Mrs. Georgia Gilmore – an unlettered woman of unusual intelligence – told how an operator demanded that she get off the bus after paying her fare and board it again by the back door, and then drove away before she could get there. She turned to Judge Carter and said: “When they count the money, they do not know Negro money from white money.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  17. “Well, I’m certainly glad that I was nominated for an Oscar. There is certainly a respect that comes with that nod. Also, a compliment that comes with it, too. Not that I really know what I’m doing. In a lot of ways I feel like some child on set, or like a kid that snuck in the back door.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  18. “From a policymaker’s point of view, [the back door] must look like a perfect solution. “We’ll hold onto a separate copy of the keys, and we’ll try to keep them really, really safe so that only in an emergency and if it’s authorized by a court will we bring out those keys and use them.” And, from a policy point of view, when you describe it that way, who could be against that?” ~ Matt Blaze
  19. “When enthusiasm runs in the front door, worry runs out the back door.” ~ Napoleon Hill

  20. “It’s not as if the stories merge to a point where you think they are your life, but you do let them in the front door and the back door, and it’s okay that sometimes certain characters stay for dinner.” ~ Tori Amos
  21. “It is the human things that make life good, the unexpected kindness, the friendly note, the bracing word, the neighbour’s extra loaf of bread she leaves at our back door.” ~ Stevie Ray Vaughan
  22. “The thing about that singles apartment is you never had to clean it up… until the day you got the security deposit back. You’re arguing with the landlord… ‘No sir, the back door was missing when we moved in here! The pizzas were always on the ceiling!'” ~ Jeff Foxworthy
  23. “We both [with Alixandra Kolesky MacKenzie] got into ceramics, you might say, by the back door. Looking back on it, I think this was a very good thing.” ~ Warren MacKenzie
  24. “Last night we had three small zucchini for dinner that were grown within fifty feet of our back door. I estimate they cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $371.49 each.” ~ Andy Rooney
  25. “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. …. There are no back doors, no free rides. There’s just you, this moment and a choice.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

  26. “What I know for sure is this: The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal for this year is, you can get there – as long as you’re willing to be honest with yourself about the preparation and work involved. There are no back doors, no free rides. There’s just you, this moment, and a choice.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  27. “Truth can break the gates down, truth can howl in the street; unless truth is pleasing, personable and easy to like, she is condemned to stay whimpering at the back door.” ~ Hilary Mantel
  28. “In a clutch or a corner, I tend to make a weapon out of what is near at hand. That can be anything from a crowbar to a cat, though if I had a choice, I would prefer an angry cat, which I have found to be more effective than a crowbar. Although weaponless, I left the house by the back door, with two chocolate-pumpkin cookies. It’s a tough world out there, and a man has to armor himself against it however he can.” ~ Odd Thomas
  29. “…she’s leaving now. … Janis attacks the back door of the school gym and finds herself in a heavy cloud of smoke. She realizes she’s found the Goths’ hangout. Who knew? “Oof,” someone says. She keeps walking, muttering, “sorry” to whomever it was she hit with the flying door. *** Cabel: … That was the Goth stage where I decided I’d never get the girl of my dreams because of my scars. Not to mention the hairstyle. (pause) But then she slammed a door handle into my gut. And, when a girl does that to a boy, it means she likes him.” ~ Lisa McMann
  30. “There are some mosques with facilities for women; it’s usually a back room with a back-door entrance.” ~ Ayaan Hirsi Ali

  31. “Music has always been my back door to life. It is important for people to find something that excites them. I like the concept that if you do what excites you, you will be rewarded generously, whatever form reward takes, which is not necessarily money.” ~ Brandon Boyd
  32. “I like autumn. The drama of it; the golden lion roaring through the back door of the year, shaking its mane of leaves. A dangerous time; of violent rages and deceptive calm, of fireworks in the pockets and conkers in the fist.” ~ Joanne Harris
  33. “I think it’s very important to always make sure that you’re talking to the entire coalition and to as many Americans as possible; not to go chasing after one little group or another. The Democrats would bring new groups into their party and not notice that larger groups are going out the back door.” ~ Grover Norquist
  34. “I have no problem with technological solutions to social problems. The key question for me is, ‘Who gets to implement them?’ and, ‘What kinds of politics of reform do technological solutions smuggle through the back door?'” ~ Evgeny Morozov
  35. “Free open-source software, by its nature, is unlikely to feature secret back doors that lead directly to Langley, Va.” ~ Evgeny Morozov

  36. “The director of the FBI has been visiting Silicon Valley companies asking them to build back doors so that it can spy on what is being said online. The Department of Commerce is going after piracy. At home, the American government wants anything but Internet freedom.” ~ Evgeny Morozov
  37. “Time — when pursued like a bandit — will behave like one; always remaining one country or one room ahead of you, changing its name and hair color to elude you, slipping ou the back door of the motel just as you’re banging through the lobby with your newest search warrant, leaving only a burning cigarette in the ashtray to taunt you.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  38. “A door jumps out from shadows, then jumps away. This is what I’ve come to find: the back door, unlatched. Tooled by insular wind, it slams and slams without meaning to and without meaning.” ~ Li-Young Lee
  39. “The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn’t want to destroy anything or anybody. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, without causing any fuss or consequences, and then not stop running until I reached Greenland.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  40. “This is the way the world ends; not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.” ~ Amanda Hocking

  41. “When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his ‘proper place’ and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary.” ~ Carter G. Woodson
  42. “If you can control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself. If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast, you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door, his very nature will demand one.” ~ Carter G. Woodson
  43. “In the history of the world there have been lots of onces and lots of times, and every time has had a once upon it. Most people will tell you that the once upon a time happened in a land far, far away, but it really depends on where you are. The once upon a time may have been just outside your back door. It may have been beneath your very feet. It might not have been in a land at all but deep in the sea’s belly or bobbing around on its back.” ~ N.D. Wilson
  44. “A uniform cordoned off the area with crime scene tape. The M.E. pulled in and parked. There were two EMT trucks idling at the edge of the lot. I’d stayed close to the back door, and one of the Rangeman guys had taken a position two feet from me, standing at parade rest. No doubt in my mind he’d take a bullet for me rather than face Ranger over a dead Stephanie.” ~ Janet Evanovich
  45. “Evie ” came his faint whisper “I’m going to your mother see…she’s got ’em to leave a back door open…so I can steal into ’eaven.” ~ Lisa Kleypas

  46. “I don’t know if I call myself a poet or not. I would like to, but I’m not really qualified to make that decision, because I come in on such a back door, that I don’t know what a Robert Frost or a [John] Keats or a T.S. Eliot would really think of my stuff.” ~ Bob Dylan
  47. “don’t just describe an emotion, arouse it, make them experience it, by manipulating the symbol of the emotion, and sometimes we have to come into awareness through the back door.” ~ Tom Wolfe
  48. “I tired the back door — unlocked. Truley the Man Upstairs was smiling down on me.” ~ Maggie Stiefvater
  49. “I don’t like being here with these people and animals. I’m going to retire, but remember, courage is doing what we know is dangerous. It’s risking our safety for a chance at something better. Don’t let your fears shape your reality because no matter how cautious you are, someone or something always sneaks in the back door to manifest that fear. Better to face it and defeat it than to let it attack you unawares. (Maxis)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  50. “The sun will shine in my back door one day.” ~ Jerry Garcia

  51. “And Max, I’ve put some scraps in a bowl for your dog,” Mom said. “It’s on the floor, by the back door.” The flock and I went still. Uh-oh, I thought. Total stomped up to me, his glare accusing. “A bowl on the floor!” he seethed. “Why don’t you just chain me to a stake in the yard and throw me a bone!” ~ James Patterson
  52. “He bent, lips coming to mine and — ‘Derek? Chloe?’ It was Kit, opening the back door. Derek let out a low growl. ‘Never fails.’ I turned to Kit. ‘How is she?’ ‘We’re going to take her back to the house now. She’s unconscious again.’ ‘Then we’ll walk back,’ Derek said. ‘Give you room in the van to lay her down.’ His dad agreed and went back inside. As we walked toward the steps, I looked down at Derek’s hand, holding mine. ‘No one’s around,’ he said. ‘And we can take the back way.’ ‘Good,’ I said, and entwined my fingers with his.” ~ Kelley Armstrong
  53. “They linger near the back door, forehead to forehead and curved like statues as their lips whisper and brush together.” ~ Lisa McMann

  54. “Valkyrie walked to the back door, which hadn’t been closed properly, shut it and locked it. There was now a baby in the house, after all. She couldn’t take the chance that a wild animal might wander in and make off with Alice, like those dingoes in Australia. She was probably being unfair to both dingoes and Australia, but she couldn’t risk it. Locked doors kept the dingoes out, and that’s all there was to it, even if she didn’t know what a dingo actually was. She took out her phone, searched the Internet, found a picture of a baby dingo and now she really wanted a baby dingo for a pet.” ~ Derek Landy
  55. “The discontent with the existing order of things pervaded the atmosphere, wherever the conditions were favorable, long before Columbus, seeking the back door of Asia, found himself knocking at the front door of America.” ~ James Russell Lowell
  56. “marrows – alas! – are arriving in a steady stream at the back door. … Oddly enough, the majority of people who grow them in Fairacre say, as they hand them over: ‘Funny thing! I don’t care for them myself. In fact, none of the family likes them!’ But still they plant them. It must be the fascination of seeing such a wonderful return for one small seed, that keeps marrow-growers at their dubious task.” ~ Miss Read
  57. “I prefer sneaking in the back door.” ~ Mark Gatiss

  58. “When Mats came in the evenings, they would drink tea in the kitchen while reading their books and talking about them. If Katri came in, they were quiet and waited for her to leave. The back door would close, and Katri would have gone. “Does your sister read our books?” Anna wanted to know. “No. She reads literature.” ~ Tove Jansson
  59. “Fiction allows for moral questioning, but through the back door. Personally, I like books that make you think – books you’re still wondering about three days after you finish them; books you hand to a friend and say “Read this, so we can talk about it.”” ~ Jodi Picoult
  60. “Sometimes the things you really want sneak in the back door. Notice.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

  61. “To fight oppression, and to work as best we can for a sane organization of society, we do not have to abandon the state of mind offreedom. If we do that we are letting the same thuggery in by the back door that we are fighting off in front of the house.” ~ John Dos Passos
  62. “Anyway, it’s not true that the authorities cannot access the content of the phone even if there is no back door. When I was at the NSA, we did this every single day, even on Sundays. I believe that encryption is a civic responsibility, a civic duty.” ~ Edward Snowden
  63. “Even if it were, you run into the same problem with international commerce: if you create a device that is famous for compromised security and it has an American back door, nobody is gonna buy it.” ~ Edward Snowden
  64. “It might be helping to explore a story visually by going to see a museum exhibit that’s relevant to something that somebody’s reading, or going to see a show or listening to a piece of music or cooking a meal that’s in one of the stories, something practical, something kinesthetic that draws the reader in and helps them to experience the story for themselves. Those are all ways I think we can kind of come in the back door and help kids find the joy, as opposed to the chore or responsibility, of reading.” ~ Emma Walton Hamilton

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