65 Doorstep Quotes On Success In Life

These doorstep quotes will inspire you. Doorstep, a step leading up to the outer door of a house.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging doorstep quotes, doorstep sayings, and doorstep proverbs.

Best Doorstep Quotes

  1. “You don’t need to go to the ends of the earth, you don’t need to climb Everest to have a great adventure, it’s invariably on our doorstep.” ~ Bear Grylls
  2. “Just direct your feet to the sunny side of the street.” ~ Dorothy Fields
  3. “The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  4. “Destiny is always a doorstep away, if we know to move in the right direction.” ~ K Hari Kumar

  5. “Faith and hope bring us through time but leave us at the doorstep of eternity. Only love goes with us inside.” ~ Peter Kreeft
  6. “Beware the ends of the earth and the exotic: the drama is on your doorstep wherever the slums; are, wherever there is malnutrition, wherever there is exploitation and cruelty.” ~ John Grierson
  7. “The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.” ~ Paul Strand
  8. “To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell.” ~ Thomas Merton
  9. “A domain exits where concepts can’t go; so leave them on the doorstep to enter.” ~ Chris Murphy

  10. “A unified theory would put us at the doorstep of a vast universe of things that we could finally explore with precision.” ~ Brian Greene
  11. “The secret of it all, is to write in the gush, the throb, the flood, of the moment – to put things down without deliberation – without worrying about their style – without waiting for a fit time or place. I always worked that way. I took the first scrap of paper, the first doorstep, the first desk, and wrote – wrote, wrote…By writing at the instant the very heartbeat of life is caught.” ~ Walt Whitman
  12. “Finally, Colin Farrell showed up on my doorstep, only he wasn’t Colin Farrell – he was just this Irish kid who had read the script and wanted to do it.” ~ Robert Towne
  13. “If there are more and more environmental refugees, they are going to end up on your doorstep too.” ~ Nina Fedoroff

  14. “I need them, need them to give me a kick up the arse. Otherwise I’d just be sat-in getting fat, counting me money. It’s good people living on your doorstep and looking through your bins. Gives you energy.” ~ Liam Gallagher
  15. “Man is a fire-stealing animal, and we can’t help building machines and machine intelligences, even if, from time to time, we use them not only to outsmart ourselves but to bring us right up to the doorstep of Doom.” ~ Richard Dooling
  16. “As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.” ~ Margaret Mead
  17. “Every child should be placed on a doorstep to sell something. It’s the best possible training for life.” ~ Robert Morley

  18. “I’m an atheist. The good news about atheists is that we have no mandate to convert anyone. So you’ll never find me on your doorstep on a Saturday morning with a big smile saying ‘Just stopped by to tell you there is no word. I brought along this little blank book I was hoping you could take a look at.’” ~ Paula Poundstone
  19. “Negative emotions are like unwelcome guests. Just because they show up on our doorstep doesn’t mean they have a right to stay.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  20. “A small girl became increasingly paralysed by her parents’ frequently violent rows. Sometimes she would spend hours standing completely still in the toilet, simply because that was where she happened to be when the fight began. Finally, in moments of calm, she would take bottles of milk from the fridge or doorstep and leave them in places where she may later become trapped. Her parents were unable to understand why they found bottles of sour milk in every room in the house.” ~ Sarah Kane
  21. “If you sit on the doorstep long enough, I daresay you will think of something” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

  22. “I leave you, home,
    when I’m ripped from the doorstep
    by commerce or fate. Then I submit
    to the awful subway of the world.” ~ Anne Sexton
  23. “We’d be happy to have more fair treatment in the media, but I’m not going to find unicorns on my doorstep tomorrow.” ~ Anderson Cooper
  24. “I’ve covered a lot of the British countryside and the UK from top to bottom and side to side. It’s such a pity more people don’t appreciate what’s on their doorstep.” ~ Alan Titchmarsh
  25. “Ignorance may find a truth on its doorstep that erudition vainly seeks in the stars.” ~ George Iles

  26. “Candleford Green was but a small village and there were fields and meadows and woods all around it. As soon as Laura crossed the doorstep, she could see some of these. But mere seeing from a distance did not satisfy her; she longed to go alone far into the fields and hear the birds singing, the brooks tinkling, and the wind rustling through the corn, as she had when a child. To smell things and touch things, warm earth and flowers and grasses, and to stand and gaze where no one could see her, drinking it all in.” ~ Flora Thompson
  27. “Learn the language that they understand, and when they come upon our doorstep to talk we can talk, and they will get the point. There will be a dialog, there will be some communication, and I am quite certain that then there will be some understanding.” ~ Malcolm X
  28. “When we are succeeding – that is, when we have begun to overcome our self-doubt and self-sabotage, when we are advancing in our craft and evolving to a higher level – that’s when panic strikes. When we experience panic, it means that we’re about to cross a threshold. We’re poised on the doorstep of a higher plane.” ~ Steven Pressfield
  29. “It’s hard when you look a certain way. I look All-American, sweet, girl-next-door, so naturally those are the parts that are going to land on my doorstep.” ~ Melissa Joan Hart

  30. “We read the Golden Rule and judge it to be a brilliant distillation of many of our ethical impulses. And then we come across another of God’s teachings on morality: if a man discovers on his wedding night that his bride is not a virgin, he must stone her to death on her father’s doorstep (Deuteronomy 22:13-21).” ~ Sam Harris
  31. “I daydream about things I want to happen, but none of it is more complicated, most of the time, than just really hoping that the good parts and the well-written parts are the ones that turn up on my doorstep.” ~ Rebecca Hall
  32. “Few Americans born after the Civil War know much about war. Real war. War that seeks you out. War that arrives on your doorstep – not once in a blue moon, but once a month or a week or a day.” ~ Nick Turse
  33. “Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.” ~ Confucius

  34. “I opted for the rear door, both as a courtesy and so she couldn’t freak out about me showing up on her front doorstep for all of East Falls to see. Being the village pariah does make social calls most trying. -Paige” ~ Kelley Armstrong
  35. “Loss of genetic diversity in agriculture is leading us to a rendezvous with extinction–to the doorstep of hunger on a scale we refuse to imagine. To simplify the environment as we have done with agriculture is to destroy the complex interrelationships that hold the natural world together. Reducing the diversity of life, we narrow our options for the future and render our own survival more precarious.” ~ Cary Fowler
  36. “Down the street the dogs are barking And the day is getting dark. As the night comes in a-falling, The dogs´ll lose their bark And the silent night will shatter From the sounds inside my mind, For I´m one to many mornings And a thousand miles behind. From the crossroads of my doorstep, My eyes they start to fade, As I turn my head back to the room Where my love and I have laid.” ~ Bob Dylan
  37. “I do love the Waldorf-Astoria, though. You know, I hear that from the doorstep you can see all the way to the Russian tea room.” ~ Barack Obama

  38. “When you least expect to recall something, a memory can pop up like an uninvited guest on your doorstep.” ~ Lesley Kagen
  39. “With real wages still falling for many, people are increasingly being forced to use their credit cards, their dwindling savings, or take out payday or doorstep loans if they need to buy anything beyond the most everyday of items.” ~ Frances O’Grady
  40. “The drab brown front of the house made it look as if it had been built from rusty spare parts. Someone always put lace curtains in the windows of dreary houses, and Nick was unsurprised to see the curtains making their attempts in every window of this place. There was a china garden gnome on the doorstep, wearing a desperate, crazy smile. “It’s not so bad,” Alan said. “You never take me nice places anymore, baby.” said Nick, and was mildly gratified by Alan’s ring of laughter, like a living bell that had been caught by surprise when it was struck.” ~ Sarah Rees Brennan
  41. “The Divine is constantly waiting at your doorstep to move in if only you allow the necessary space.” ~ Jaggi Vasudev
  42. “If each of us would only sweep our own doorstep, the whole World would be clean.” ~ Mother Teresa

  43. “The division of the spoils between the victors will also provide employment for a powerful office, whose doorsteps the greedy adventurers and jealous concession hunters of twenty or thirty nations will crowd and defile.” ~ John Maynard Keynes
  44. “One’s own flowers and some of one’s own vegetables make acceptable, free, self-congratulatory gifts when visiting friends, though giving zucchini – or leaving it on the doorstep, ringing the bell, and running – is a social faux pas.” ~ Barbara Holland
  45. “This guy, when I met him he was 47 years old, he’d just come out of a divorce and he was, you know, very desirable. He had every Cosmo cover girl and undercover girl. They were just coming out of his ears. Baking cakes on his doorstep, one in the back door, one on the roof, one waiting in the basement, another in the elevator. So I know I have to keep an eye on him.” ~ Pia Zadora
  46. “I refuse to put make-up on just because the paparazzi are on my doorstep. I find it morally wrong.” ~ Lily Allen

  47. “The tourist travels in his own atmosphere like a snail in his shell and stands, as it were, on his own perambulating doorstep to look at the continents of the world. But if you discard all this, and sally forth with a leisurely and blank mind, there is no knowing what may not happen to you.” ~ Freya Stark
  48. “The people [in the USA] are not very well informed. They certainly don`t know history. They certainly are not interested in foreign affairs very much, unless it comes right to their doorstep. They all learn history through wars. They learn geography through wars.” ~ Bill Maher
  49. “And yet our distress comes from no failure of substance. We are stricken by no plague of locusts. Compared with the perils which our forefathers conquered, because they believed and were not afraid, we have still much to be thankful for. Nature still offers her bounty and human efforts have multiplied it. Plenty is at our doorstep, but a generous use of it languishes in the very sight of the supply.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  50. “Grab your coat, and get your hat Leave your worry on the doorstep Just direct your feet To the sunny side of the street.” ~ Dorothy Fields

  51. “I woke up this morning,
    Smiled at the rising sun,
    Three little birds,
    Sat on my doorstep,
    Singing sweet songs” ~ Bob Marley
  52. “I never got in this business, in cinema, to make horror movies. They arrived on my doorstep and I got typecast. Which was fine, I enjoy it, but I got into this business to make westerns. And the kind of westerns I used to see, they died. So that didn’t work out.” ~ John Carpenter
  53. “Remember this: When you cross my doorstep, you have already been raised. With what you have learned…you know the difference between right and wrong. Do right. Don’t anybody raise you from the way you have been raised. Know you will have to make adaptations, in love, in relationships, in friends, in society, in work, but don’t let anybody change your mind.” ~ Maya Angelou
  54. “Once upon a time there were three kittens, and their names were Mitten, Tom Kitten, and Moppet. They had dear little fur coats of their own; and they tumbled about the doorstep and played in the dust.” ~ Beatrix Potter

  55. “In the family, life is brought not only to our doorstep, but into our kitchens, bedrooms, and dens. In the family, life is happening all around us, and it begs to be questioned, evaluated, interpreted, and discussed. There is no more consistent, pregnant, dynamic forum for instruction about life than the family, because that is exactly what God designed the family to be, a learning community.” ~ Paul David Tripp
  56. “I consider myself extremely lucky to have been born and raised in London, and to have had on my doorstep this most fascinating of cities with so many relics of 2000 years of history still to be found in its streets. One of my greatest pleasures was, and still is, exploring London.” ~ Jean Plaidy
  57. “I have not yet lost a feeling of wonder, and of delight, that this delicate motion should reside in all the ordinary things around us, revealing itself only to him who looks for it. I remember, in the winter of our first experiments, just seven years ago, looking on snow with new eyes. There the snow lay around my doorstep – great heaps of protons quietly precessing in the earth’s magnetic field. To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many a discovery.” ~ Edward Mills Purcell
  58. “I could find David Beckham naked in a cardboard box on my doorstep and I would drop him off at the pound.” ~ Olivia Wilde

  59. “It is not a case of whether we want to wash our hands of Europe or want to help her to regain her feet. The troubles of Europe have been laid on our doorstep, so to speak, and will plague us, if we do nothing to cure them, whether we like it or not.” ~ B. C. Forbes
  60. “Agape’s object is always the concrete individual, not some abstraction called humanity. Love of humanity is easy because humanity does not surprise you with inconvenient demands. You never find humanity on your doorstep, stinking and begging.” ~ Peter Kreeft
  61. “After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with mellow warmth…The maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her…In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible.” ~ Elizabeth George Speare
  62. “Schools cannot shut their gates and leave the outside world on the doorstep.” ~ Andy Hargreaves

  63. “Listen,’ Thomas said, slowly getting to his feet, hoping Minho wouldn’t be stupid enough to try anything. “There’s something about us. We’re not just random shanks who showed up on your doorstep. We’re valuable. Alive, not dead.” The anger on Jorge’s face lessened ever so slightly. Maybe a spark of curiosity. But what he said was ‘What’s a shank?” ~ James Dashner
  64. “To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect on me is to live on the doorstep of hell. Selfishness is doomed to frustration centered as it is upon a lie. To live exclusively for myself, I must make all things bend themselves to my will as if I were a god.” ~ Thomas Merton
  65. “Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun, wind, people, buildings, stones, sea, birds and plants surround us. Cooperation with all these things brings harmony, opposition to them brings disaster and chaos.” ~ Bill Mollison

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