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Bridge Quotes to Encourage You to Make Connections

These bridge quotes show our need for human connection and interaction with the world.

Bridges are inherently symbolic. It appeals to our human nature to seek connection and union. In ancient times, we depicted bridges in a much deeper way. We interpreted bridges as a connection between heaven and earth or two distinct realms. For some, this can be seen as a connection between God and Man.

Movies, books, and pop culture use the bridge to emphasize something built to make a connection or relation.

Whether it is intimate or poetic in nature, we simply love the idea of crossing between the gaps and uniting with someone or something, as seen in the following bridge quotes.

Don’t forget to also check out these river quotes that apply to life and going with the flow.

Inspirational bridge quotes and sayings

1. “Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.” – Frida Kahlo

2. “Rather than focusing on the obstacle in your path, focus on the bridge over the obstacle.” – Mary Lou Retton

3. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.” – Rumi

4. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

5. “Effort and hard work construct the bridge that connects your dreams to reality.” – Daisaku Ikeda

6. “Your mind and habits will create either barriers or bridges to a better future” – Al Siebert

7. “Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.” – Earl Nightingale

8. “Education is all a matter of building bridges.” – Ralph Ellison

9. “I demolish my bridges behind me – then there is no choice but forward.” – Fridtjof Nansen

10. “Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.” – Don Henly

Crossing bridge quotes about Connections

11. “Love is the bridge that joins all the worlds together.” – Frederick Lenz

12. “Philosophy can’t build bridges, but can encourage people to cross them.” – Paulo Coelho

13. “Knowledge of other people’s beliefs and ways of thinking must be used to build bridges, not to create conflicts.” – Kjell Magne Bondevik

14. “Some bridges are so beautiful that we wish them to be our own home!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

15. “Let’s build bridges, not walls.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

16. “Never to forget where we came from and always praise the bridges that carried us over.” – Fannie Lou Hamer

17. “Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.” – Joseph Fort Newton

18. “All those who are around me are the bridge to my success, so they are all important.” – Manny Pacquiao

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19. “The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.” – Nelson Mandela

20. “Silence does for thinking what a suspension bridge does for space — it makes connections.” – E. L. Konigsburg

Positive bridge Quotes about relationship and friendship

21. “Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge.” – Stephen Levine

22. “If you want to be a bridge of hope to the world, you’ve got to allow yourself to be walked on.” –Tommy Barnett

23. “If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else, you destroy the bridge by which God would come to you.” – Peter Marshall

24. “Build a bridge by extending your hand.” – Ken Poirot

25. “A bridge is a meeting place . . . a possibility, a metaphor.” – Jeanette Winterson

26. “Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass.” –Confucius

27. “In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” – Alex Haley

28. “Bridges are happy, because they do not judge those who come to them.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

29. “If you are good at building bridges, you will never fall into the abyss!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

30. “Hopefully, we can build bridges, but we also have to draw lines.” – Fred Thompson

Bridge quotes and captions about ideals

31. “The bridge between reality and a dream is work.” – Jared Leto

32. “Hope meets you halfway on a bridge called faith.” – Bryant H. McGill

33. “The wisdom of bridges comes from the fact that they know both sides, they know both shores!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

34. “Build bridges of insight through empathy, see the world through the eyes of others, understand the world through their experiences, and feel the world through their emotions.” – Tim Brown

35. “Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.” –Nikita Khrushchev

36. “We have a long way to go before we are able to hear the voices of everyone on earth, but I believe that providing voices and building bridges is essential for the World Peace we all wish for.” – Joichi Ito

37. “The wise man bridges the gap by laying out the path by means of which he can get from where he is to where he wants to go.” – J. P. Morgan

38. “The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.” – Brian May

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39. “There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.” – Thornton Wilder

40. “Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.” – Phyllis Grissim-Theroux

Bridge quotes about new chapter of life

41. “It is not good to cross the bridge before you get to it.” – Judi Dench

42. “Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.” – Mattie Stepanek

43. “Man, like the bridge, was designed to carry the load of the moment, not the combined weight of a year at once.” – William Arthur Ward

44. “Sometimes, if you aren’t sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.” – Danielle Steel

45. “Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.” – A. A. Milne

46. “The fate of the bridges is to be lonely; because bridges are to cross not to stay!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

47. “One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.” –Oprah Winfrey

48. “The grave itself is but a covered bridge, leading from light to light, through a brief darkness!” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

49. “When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.” – Dylan Thomas

50. “Run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.” – Cheryl Strayed

Other famous bridge quotes

51. “Yes, burn your bridges.” – Bette Davis

52. “May the bridges I burn light the way.” – Unknown

53. “Building walls, burning bridges.” – Roger Zea   

54. “Don’t burn a bridge and then expect me to send a boat.” – Unknown

55. “It’s not your responsibility to repair bridges someone else burned.” – Unknown

56. “Having a bridge means to reconnect and built new friendship and new stories.” – Ismar Kafti

57. “Burning one’s bridges is never a good thing.” – Katherine Hall Page

58. “The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.” – David Russell

59. “The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you.” – Richard Peck

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60. “I’ve been burning bridges all day, I think I’ll just knock this one down.” – Chris Soares

Bridge quotes to unite people

61. “I want to be the bridge to the next generation.” -MIchael Jordan

62. “I like to see myself as a bridge builder, that is me building bridges between people, between races, between cultures, between politics, trying to find common ground.” -T.D. Jakes

63. “We of the modern age are a bridge between the old human and the new one. We still have the mentality of the old human – a slave mentality, like the Children of Israel in Egypt: too controlled, full of fear.” -Bernard Werber

64. “I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge.” -Seth Godin

65. “I see a curator as a catalyst, generator and motivator – a sparring partner, accompanying the artist while they build a show, and a bridge builder, creating a bridge to the public.” -Hans-Ulrich Obrist

66. “Jesus is the only way because the Bible says it to be true. Why? Because only He can bridge the gap between God and man; there’s no other way.” -Norman Geisler

67. “It’s a wonderful feeling being a bridge to the past and unite generations.” -Vin Scully

68. “Legolas in ‘Lord Of The Rings’ was sent as a bridge from his people into the world of dwarves and humans and wizards and everything else.” -Orlando Bloom

69. “The arts bridge cultures; they’re good for the economy, and they’re good for fostering empathy and decency.” -Julie Andrews

70. “The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.” -Audre Lorde

What did you learn from these bridge quotes?

Bridges are meant to be crossed and serve as a way for people to connect and unite. No matter how harsh the terrain or fragile the structure is, a bridge will always be a bridge. It will always serve its purpose to find some connection to your destination.

Some bridges may have to burn down and be left to be forgotten, but you will always find a new path to your destination, and sometimes it is even better than before.

The bridge quotes above reflect how we long for connection and ways to understand others and be understood.

Choose the bridges you want to cross or build one for yourself just like these bridge quotes and sayings tried to connect with you.

Stephanie Kirby
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