Quotes and Sayings about Beginning



"I'd like President Bush to get a gun in his hands. I'll go with him. I can't think of anything better than to die in place 's just beginning their lives."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Beginning, President)

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: People, Beginning, Universe)

"Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Education, Nature, Knowledge, Beginning, End, Human nature)

"It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Intelligence, Beginning)

"The beginnings of my studies also came to me from my father, as well as from the Rabbinical Judge of our town. But they were preceded by three tutors under whom I studied, one after the other, from the time I was three and a half till I turned eight and a half."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Time, Father, Beginnings)

"I sometimes think I might be autistic because I like to know - I need to know - my beginnings and my ends. I don't have to be in control of it, but I need to know what's going on."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Control, Beginnings)

"I knew Scotty was going to win. At the beginning of the episode, I was like, 'Scotty, are you ready to win?'. I knew he was going to in my heart. I accepted it. I couldn't pick a more perfect person to get second place to. He's my best friend."
- Lauren Alaina
(Related: Heart, Friend, Beginning)

"Although it's only the beginning of the championship, I am very surprised at my capability."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Beginning)

"I decided to do the maximum to hold onto the lead for as long as possible. That is why I pushed so hard from the beginning. I was at 100 percent concentration."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Beginning)

"I entered into Dawson's Creek to do a couple of episodes. They weren't sure about my role in the beginning, but then the chemistry kind of worked."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Beginning)

"I really love the process, with stage, of rehearsal, you get to create a character, and you have a beginning, a middle, and an end of story. And in television, you don't."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Love, Character, Beginning, End, Television)

"Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Beginning)

"Corona Light has had very faithful stewardship from us from the very beginning in 1989."
- Carlos Alvarez
(Related: Beginning, Light)

"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Gratitude, Beginning, Completion, May, Thankfulness, Words)

"In the beginning, I didn't dance that much and stuff."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Dance, Beginning)

"At the beginning Scully was much more sceptical than she is now."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Beginning, Now)

"In time, she learned to develop her own opinion of the people that she worked for, and she got stronger. Think she's now much stronger. In the beginning she wanted to believe she was strong but sometimes she faltered."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Time, People, Beginning, Now, Opinion)

"People only stutter at the beginning of the word. They're not afraid when they get to the end of the word. There's just regret."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: People, Beginning, End, Regret, Word)

"That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful."
- Sherwood Anderson
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Beginning, Man, World)

"Good seasons start with good beginnings."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Beginnings, Seasons)

"But the community knew Blade, and everybody but us was shocked at the box office, and subsequently the DVD. That was the beginning of the DVD revolution, and Blade was just like wildfire."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Beginning, Community, Revolution, Office)

"I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Power, Beginning)

"No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: History, Politics, Beginning, Cause, Existence, Fact, Freedom, Tyranny)

"Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Thought, Beginning, End, Theories, Tradition)

"The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more."
- Aristotle
(Related: Beginning, Desire, Property, Reform)

"A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end."
- Aristotle
(Related: Action, Beginning, End, Tragedy)

"At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Love, Muslim, Beginning, Countries, France, Leading)

"I'd like to say from the beginning that the 12 years I've been coming here, I've met unfailing courtesy and cooperation, courtesy from your people and cooperation from the Ministry of Information."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: People, Beginning, Cooperation, Courtesy, Information, Years)

"It's interesting that instead of having to get tighter and more restricted for a collaboration, strangely enough, from the beginning, we've actually been more confident that we could handle this."
- Robert Asprin
(Related: Beginning, Collaboration)

"The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?'"
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Beginning, Nationalism)

"Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Beauty, Perception, Beginning, Correction, Dress, Fun, Hair, Joy)

"From the beginning, when I first got an idea for a story and wondered if I could write it, it has always been the story that has driven me."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Idea, Beginning, First)

"And that's how I start myself. I usually go back a couple of pages, maybe to the beginning of the chapter, and I start reading. And as I'm reading, I'm tweaking - putting in a different word, changing the syntax, putting that clause over there, you know that sort of thing."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Beginning, Reading, Word)

"From the beginning, the series has been story driven - I began with a story idea - but research feeds it."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Idea, Beginning, Research)

"To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter, but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter's imagination."
- Frank Auerbach
(Related: Imagination, Work, People, Beginning, Magic, Sense, Will)

"She is also brought to a point of zero in the beginning of the story, and I think you can say that about a lot of my films in that they are often about people who are brought to the point of zero in the beginning of the film."
- Bille August
(Related: People, Beginning, Film)

"It was actually Peter's idea that I should make the film. He called me in the very beginning, and I hadn't even read the book. So I read it and I liked it very much and I knew I'd certainly like to do it."
- Bille August
(Related: Idea, Beginning, Film)

"From the beginning, we were prepared, we know how we would shoot and cut the two versions."
- Bille August
(Related: Beginning)

"The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Beginning, Confession, Evil, First)

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Death, Fear, Beginning, Man)

"India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Age, Life, Power, Beginning, Ignorance, Light, Reason)

"Over the tops of it, beginning to dusk under a young white moon, trailed a wavering ghost of smoke, and at the end of it I came upon the Pocket Hunter making a dry camp in the friendly scrub."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Beginning, End, Moon)

"Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials."
- Avicenna
(Related: Knowledge, Accidents, Beginnings, Causes, Study)

"Most musicians count at the beginning, and never count and talk to their musicians after that. They only talk to them at the end of the song. But I would count with them and talk."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Beginning, End, Musicians, Song, Talk)

"Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago."
- Joe Baca
(Related: War, America, Beginning, Country, Dying, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Today)

"I used to tremble from nerves so badly that the only way I could hold my head steady was to lower my chin practically to my chest and look up at Bogie. That was the beginning of The Look."
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: Beginning, Nerves)

"Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Health, Society, Financial, Beginning, Class, Exploitation, Play, Rules, Workers)

"For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo."
- Nicholson Baker
(Related: Control, Beginning, Living, World, Writers)

"In the beginning I thought, and still think, he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement. But I did not believe then, and have never believed since, that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods. They are moral and economic questions."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Thought, Beginning, Encouragement, Giving, Questions, Support)

"Since the beginning, Native Peoples lived a life of being in harmony with all that surrounds us."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Life, Beginning, Being, Harmony)

"I think the American people are very smart in understanding our country is very trustworthy with nuclear weapons. We've had them from the beginning. But they have also been critical for keeping the world more at peace than it would have been if it hadn't been for the American nuclear umbrella."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Peace, People, American, Beginning, Country, Understanding, Weapons, World)

"In the beginning, there was silence. And out of the silence came the sound. The sound is not here."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Beginning, Silence, Sound)

"We are beginning to wonder whether a servant girl hasn't the best of it after all. She knows how the salad tastes without the dressing, and she knows how life's lived before it gets to the parlor door."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Life, Beginning, Wonder)

"The fight for sanity in our gun safety laws is not by any means over. In many ways it's just beginning."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Beginning, Fight, Laws, Safety, Sanity)

"There was no "before" the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time."
- John D. Barrow
(Related: Time, Beginning, Universe)

"There was a beautiful time in the beginning when I just did it and didn't analyze the consequences, but I think that time ends in everyone's work."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Time, Work, Beginning, Consequences)

"You always think you're better than you are in the beginning."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Beginning)

"The model today is that as much as 70 percent of the financing of the picture would come from overseas. Now we're beginning to run out of suckers, because there are not that many people overseas who are willing to put up more than half the money for a movie."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Money, People, Beginning, Now, Today)

"To me many short poems read and write like beginnings that simply whet my appetite; I want to get over that."
- John Barton
(Related: Appetite, Beginnings, Poems, Want)

"There is, however, a change going on in the world. There's far more interest in drawing now than there has been in a long, long time. Schools are beginning to teach drawing again in a serious and meaningful way."
- Leonard Baskin
(Related: Change, Time, Beginning, Interest, Now, Schools, World)

"The beginning of the shows are different. One time we'll say 'Hello, Denver'. Another time we'll say 'Hello, Memphis'. It's always different."
- Lance Bass
(Related: Time, Beginning)

"Sea Change was so specific. From the beginning it was set what it was going to be. All the other ideas that I had at the time I had to put to the side."
- Beck
(Related: Change, Time, Ideas, Beginning, Sea)

"All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Beginning, End, Words)

"I write about myself with the same pencil and in the same exercise book as about him. It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Life, Beginning, Exercise)

"Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friendship, Beginning, Ending, Laughter)

"I think too many Democrats are too wimpy. But I think they're beginning to toughen up."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Beginning, Democrats)

"This fact immediately suggested a singular event - that at some time in the distant past the universe began expanding from an extremely small size. To many people this inference was loaded with overtones of a supernatural event - the creation, the beginning of the universe."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Time, People, Beginning, Creation, Fact, Past, Supernatural, Universe)

"Algeria was therefore only the beginning of something that was in development: this is why I say that it's the global capitalist system that finally reacted against us."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Beginning)

"From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Love, Winning, Beginning, First, Friends, Laughter, Nothing, Quiet, Worth)

"At fifteen one is first beginning to realize that everything isn't money and power in this world, and is casting about for joys that do not turn to dross in one's hands."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Money, Power, Beginning, First, World)

"While I was doing these plays in the beginning, I wasn't getting paid. I thought of it more as a hobby. Then I realized how seriously a lot of these people took what they were doing."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Thought, People, Beginning)

"When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Action, Perception, Beginning, Body, Sense, State)

"From the beginning of the presidential nominating conventions in the 1830's really through the 1950's, you had conventions that actually did real business."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Business, Beginning)

"On the stage you're there, it's live. There's a beginning, a middle, an end. When something is funny you hear it right away."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Funny, Beginning, End, Right)

"Stations were built at intervals averaging fifteen miles apart. A rider's route covered three stations, with an exchange of horses at each, so that he was expected at the beginning to cover close to forty-five miles - a good ride when one must average fifteen miles an hour."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Beginning, Horses)

"I want to do nothing chic, I want to have ideas before beginning a piece."
- Georges Bizet
(Related: Ideas, Beginning, Nothing, Want)

"The Peking man was a thinking being, standing erect, dating to the beginning of the Ice Age."
- Davidson Black
(Related: Age, Dating, Beginning, Being, Man, Thinking)

"The outcome, the fourth in an issue of five boys born into a staunch Baptist home, meant that from the beginning I was taught to be respectful of others no less than myself, influencing ever since both my political and administrative attitudes."
- James W. Black
(Related: Home, Beginning, Boys)

"We all learned in kindergarten that the beginning is a very good place to start. As we have this debate on illegal immigration and illegal entry into this country, let's begin at the very beginning by sealing the borders to this great Nation."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Beginning, Country, Debate, Nation)

"I fear the carnival of crime is beginning on our border."
- Edward Blake
(Related: Fear, Beginning, Carnival, Crime)

"There is a woman at the beginning of all great things."
- Alan Bleasdale
(Related: Beginning, Woman)

"This was the first day of our beginning to take up plants: we had much pleasure in collecting them for the natives offered their assistance and perfectly understood the method of taking them up and pruning them."
- William Bligh
(Related: Beginning, Day, First, Pleasure)

"What is supposed to be the very essence of Judaism - which is the notion that it is by study that you make yourself a holy people - is nowhere present in Hebrew tradition before the end of the first or the beginning of the second century of the Common Era."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: People, Beginning, End, First, Judaism, Present, Study, Tradition)

"I'm still at the beginning of my career. It's all a little new, and I'm still learning as I go."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Beginning, Career, Learning)

"It was the biggest suppression of voting rights in our country's history since Jim Crow. And the thread of race runs from the beginning to the end of my book."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: History, Beginning, Country, End, Rights, Race, Voting)

"The beginning of love is a horror of emptiness."
- Robert Bly
(Related: Love, Beginning, Horror)

"The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom."
- Jean Bodin
(Related: History, Wisdom, Beginning, Study)

"This emergency spending measure is certainly only the beginning, since we here in Washington will continue to work closely with the president and emergency agencies to ensure they continue receiving the funding they need."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Work, Beginning, Measure, President, Washington, Will)

"The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Reason, Universe)

"Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Man, Quest, Reason, Universe)

"Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Women, Beginning, Ending, Talk)

"We're just beginning to learn the importance of music in our society."
- Lester Bowie
(Related: Music, Society, Beginning, Importance)

"I conclude, therefore, that this star is not some kind of comet or a fiery meteor... but that it is a star shining in the firmament itself one that has never previously been seen before our time, in any age since the beginning of the world."
- Tycho Brahe
(Related: Age, Time, Beginning, World)

"There hasn't been any art yet. Art is just beginning."
- Constantin Brancusi
(Related: Art, Beginning)

"I find it difficult to judge myself, but people say that I have become a bit more socially acceptable over the years in terms of my material; which apparently at the beginning - though I never really intended it to be - was man hating and now is just a bit more cuddly."
- Jo Brand
(Related: People, Beginning, Man, Now, Years)

"So, my style has hopefully changed over the years and it is more relaxed, and I do tend to smile and have more than one expression these days hopefully - which I didn't at the beginning."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Beginning, Expression, Smile, Style, Years)

"I am pleased to see that information campaigns, such as the America's WETLAND effort, are getting the message out, and people are beginning to realize that wetlands loss in Louisiana affects us all."
- John Breaux
(Related: People, America, Beginning, Effort, Information, Loss)

"Steve and I saw eye to eye on the story and I got the part, but I think in the beginning it was due to my brother's instigation. So I owe him for that."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Brother, Beginning, Eye)

"Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities."
- William Throsby Bridges
(Related: Attention, Beginnings)

"Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster."
- William Throsby Bridges
(Related: Beginning, Disaster, First, May)

"We come to beginnings only at the end."
- William Throsby Bridges
(Related: Beginnings, End)

"I had a hard time publishing my books in the beginning of my career, because editors were afraid what people would think of THEM, personally, if their name was associated with me."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Time, People, Beginning, Books, Career, Editors, Name, Publishing)

"The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Love, Beginning, Impossibility, May, Romantic, Sadness)

"In the beginning, the media was calling me a bad boy all the time because of the way I act and feel onstage. None of them have ever taken the time to get to know me when I climb offstage."
- Bobby Brown
(Related: Time, Act, Beginning, Media)

"Cage's Music of Changes was a further indication that the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal with the "given" material and, to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited, functional concepts of control."
- Earle Brown
(Related: Music, Control, Beginning)

"I have known from the beginning one thing you need to know. That is, the music business is a business."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Business, Music, Beginning)

"It was a great time to be born, because I got to have my own publishing company right from the beginning, so I made more money than somebody would have doing what I did ten or fifteen years before."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Money, Time, Beginning, Company, Publishing, Right, Years)

"The epic implications of being human end in more than this: We start our lives as if they were momentous stories, with a beginning, a middle and an appropriate end, only to find that they are mostly middles."
- Anatole Broyard
(Related: Beginning, Being, End)

"I'm beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82."
- Dave Brubeck
(Related: Beginning)

"Right at the beginning, I didn't know if Miffy was a boy or girl."
- Dick Bruna
(Related: Beginning, Right)

"At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Love, Beginning, End, Lovers)

"You won't really get a lot of the mainstream, lovey-dovey side because that wasn't a part of my life in the beginning."
- Young Buck
(Related: Life, Beginning)

"I believe that I am only at a beginning, only knocking at a door, and I believe that the best is yet to come."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: Beginning)

"We saw in 2003 the beginnings of an outbreak of an illness called SARS. SARS ended up killing 800 people which is a significant number of deaths, but nowhere near as high as it could have been."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: People, Beginnings, Illness, Killing)

"The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible."
- George Burns
(Related: Beginning, Ending)

"The dove act? I'm still working on it. I don't think it's perfect yet. I got my first pair of doves when I was 14 years old. That was the beginning of the formation of that act. So it's been 24 years now that I've been working on it."
- Lance Burton
(Related: Act, Beginning, Doves, First, Now, Old, Years)

"In the beginning, it wasn't even a question of deciding I'm going to do independent film and not commercial films - I wasn't being offered any commercial films, and there wasn't an independent scene."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Beginning, Being, Film, Question)

"The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Beginning, Necessity, Sense)

"You are beginning to see that any man to whom you can do favor is your friend, and that you can do a favor to almost anyone."
- Mark Caine
(Related: Friend, Beginning, Man)

"We, in our Province, are beginning to realize and appreciate that our slowness in keeping up with our North American neighbours may well have been a blessing in disguise."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: American, Beginning, Disguise, May)

"What we are only now beginning to fully realize is that in seeking material pleasure too constantly, the capacity for enjoyment or fulfillment decreases and eventually becomes exhausted."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Beginning, Enjoyment, Fulfillment, Now, Pleasure)

"Indians were here first - it's about time. We're way behind the African Americans and Hispanic Americans in getting politically involved, but we're beginning to take a page out of their notebook."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Time, African, Americans, Beginning, First)

"All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Thoughts, Beginning, Deeds)

"There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Time, Beginning, End, Man, Sight, Study)

"I mean, look, Nancy Pelosi said in the very beginning this is going to be the most open, honest and ethical Congress in history. And what we're seeing is she's breaking that promise every day."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: History, Beginning, Congress, Day, Open, Promise)

"I got this idea of doing a really serious big work-it would be precisely like a novel, with a single difference: Every word of it would be true from beginning to end."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Work, Idea, Beginning, End, Word)

"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Heart, Knowledge, Beginning)

"In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Beginning)

"I was very nervous at the beginning of Hotel du Nord."
- Marcel Carne
(Related: Beginning)

"You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Love, Beginning, Running)

"Very often I'll find out at the end of a book what I put in at the beginning. A sort of process of elimination and discovery in one."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Beginning, Discovery, End)

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Beginning, End)

"Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Soul, Anxiety, Beginning, Conscience, Innocence)

"If you're sitting in that audience ready to fight me from the very beginning, I'm going to have a hard time getting to you. But if you've got a heart at all, I'm going to get it."
- Betty Carter
(Related: Time, Heart, Beginning, Fight)

"The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him."
- Pablo Casals
(Related: Beginning, End, Will, World)

"From the beginning, each human embryo has its own unique genetic identity."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Beginning, Identity)

"The abortion issue has intersected with my public life from the very beginning."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Life, Abortion, Beginning, Public)

"I shall confess at the outset that it was only shortly after the beginning of this century that I entered active life - with a somewhat precocious capacity for involvement."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Life, Beginning)

"As a consequence of these hesitations and of the vague character of such innovations, the Commission on Human Rights itself had doubts from the beginning about its role and its functions in general."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Character, Beginning, Rights, Human rights)

"The voice doesn't take a lot of effort now, but in the beginning it was hard to try to find a voice. The one I settled on was just easier to do for a half-hour."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Beginning, Effort, Now, Voice)

"I'd just play 'til my hands fell off. My parents would yell at me to stop because they couldn't stand the noise any more! I was terrible! It must have been hard for them to listen to me as a beginning drummer."
- Randy Castillo
(Related: Beginning, Parents, Play)

"But to be part of helping create a character and be a part of something from the beginning - the excitement of it - it doesn't get any better."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: Character, Beginning, Excitement)

"It's funny, I had dinner with my dear friend John Spencer last night and I'm not in the first episode, but he's at the beginning of it and he was telling me about it and I thought this sounds very hot because I think this is definitely the last year of West Wing."
- Stockard Channing
(Related: Funny, Thought, Friend, Beginning, First, Night)

"Danny and I worked really hard in the beginning of the relationship to find different levels of this couple."
- Crystal Chappell
(Related: Beginning)

"The United Nations was founded in the aftermath of World War II, just as the world was beginning to learn the full horrors of history's worst genocide, the Holocaust that consumed 6 million Jews and 3 million others in Europe."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: War, History, Beginning, Europe, Genocide, Nations, United, World, World war)

"So women are at the beginning of building a language, and not all women are conscious of it."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Women, Beginning, Building, Language)

"If you are an antichrist, you won't believe in the bible prophecy from the beginning. Which means, you won't believe that physical immortality will become possible."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Bible, Beginning, Immortality, Prophecy, Will)

"But the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing. How few of us ever emerge from such beginning! How many souls perish in its tumult!"
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Beginning, World)

"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Beginning, End, Now)

"Before beginning, plan carefully."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Beginning)

"As New Zealanders, we've been in on the United Nations from the very beginning, played a role in the drafting of the charter - it means a lot to us that those processes are followed."
- Helen Clark
(Related: Beginning, Nations, United)

"The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1 January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century and the Third Millennium."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Beginning, Minority, Will, World)

"I don't necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that's most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Imagination, Work, Beginning)

"You want a story? Read 'Gone With the Wind'. These aren't stories. They're joke books. The whole thing of a beginning, a middle and an end has been done to death."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Death, Beginning, Books, End, Want, Wind)

"My parents have been really supportive right from the very beginning."
- Benjamin Cohen
(Related: Beginning, Parents, Right)

"Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Beginnings, Man)

"It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence - an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered - 'In the beginning, God.'"
- Arthur H. Compton
(Related: Intelligence, Faith, God, Truth, Beginning, Universe)

"To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness."
- Confucius
(Related: Beginning, Wickedness)

"There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Wisdom, Beginning, Lovers, Pain, Rest)

"The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people's."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: People, Beginning, Motives, Self)

"Possibly, I should have been a jazz singer from the beginning."
- Rita Coolidge
(Related: Beginning, Jazz)

"They kept me in short pants as long as they could, until they were shaving the hair on my legs because it was beginning to photograph."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Beginning, Hair)

"In the beginning, though, I have to admit that I did have a chip on my shoulder. I did want to prove everyone wrong. But after I went through the process and came out the other side, it wasn't about anyone else."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Beginning, Want, Wrong)

"I think it's good for the composer to teach because you always have new students and you have to begin at the beginning and make things clear."
- John Corigliano
(Related: Beginning, Students)

"Eighty percent of my pieces gravitate towards an A, as a tonal thing, not at the beginning, but somewhere in it."
- John Corigliano
(Related: Beginning)

"At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers' groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Beginning, Career, Risk, Writers, Writing)

"A lot of the songs are written on piano or guitar, so I contribute, and I have done so since the beginning. So it's been good to be involved completely musically as well."
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Beginning, Guitar, Songs)

"With Whitesnake it would have been inappropriate for me to have played Deep Purple songs, although I did at the beginning because I didn't have enough Whitesnake songs."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Beginning, Deep, Songs)

"So I had the worst experience at the very beginning, and things have been getting better since."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Experience, Beginning)

"From beginning to end it's about keeping the energy and the intensity of the story and not doing too much and not doing too little, but just enough so people stay interested and stay involved in the characters."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: People, Beginning, End, Energy)

"Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn't sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Legal, Argument, Beginning, Song)

"Through the wholesale destruction of the representatives of a class that from the beginning of history had been the directing and creative force in civilization, a process began which was almost mechanical."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: History, Civilization, Beginning, Class, Destruction, Force)

"That's right, fall in one pit and start over from the beginning! Well, thankfully my buddies practically tied me to my chair until I put in extra lives and I'm glad they did."
- David Crane
(Related: Right)

"Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success, and in some ways it's better to have failure at the beginning of your career, or your life."
- Michael Crawford
(Related: Life, Success, Failure, Beginning, Career)

"I have felt terribly from the beginning when I saw the problems and recognized that they would be ongoing. We were hired to put back the contours of the greens as closely as possible to George Thomas's designs and were real proud of what we did. It's a sad situation now."
- Ben Crenshaw
(Related: Beginning, Now, Problems)

"Of course for many years directors have had to go on the road with their movies and promote them and I've done that since the beginning. So that's not new but the forms of it are different such as with the internet."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Movies, Beginning, Internet, Road, Years)

"The great unity which true science seeks is found only by beginning with our knowledge of God, and coming down from Him along the stream of causation to every fact and event that affects us."
- Howard Crosby
(Related: Science, God, Knowledge, Beginning, Fact, Unity)

"Just when you're beginning to think pretty well of people, you run across somebody who puts sugar on sliced tomatoes."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: People, Beginning, Pretty)

"I still believe that the mission of Business 2.0 is very strong, very fundamental, and we're really at the beginning of where they're going to take us."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Beginning, Mission)

"Specifically, we talked about making the character of the prince not so charming, at least in the beginning, and I'm playing around with the preconceptions attached to a character. That's really what intrigued me as well because I thought it would be fun to do it."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Thought, Character, Beginning, Fun)

"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Beginning, President)

"The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Beginning, Content, Mystery)

"Now that digital lifestyle devices, tablets, wireless phones, and other Internet appliances are beginning to come of age, we need to worry about presenting our content to these devices so that it is optimized for their display capabilities."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Age, Beginning, Content, Internet, Now, Worry)

"I don't start a piece knowing exactly what effect it's going to have. There is a seed of an idea that I could never articulate, right at the beginning of the piece, literally like one cell."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Idea, Beginning, Effect, Right)

"Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Life, Love, Romance, Beginning)

"Some of these sketches were done at the very beginning of the Pirates project, when I was trying to find a direction for myself. That was the early sixties... maybe 61 or 62."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Beginning, Direction, Project, Trying)

"Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Men, Society, Action, Strength, Beginning, Man)

"For the last 3 years, we have celebrated National Nurses Week. Beginning on May 6, we will once again have the opportunity to truly commend the nursing community for their contributions to our national health delivery system."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Health, Opportunity, Beginning, Community, May, Nurses, Will, Years)

"In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better."
- Ellen DeGeneres
(Related: God, Beginning, Light, Nothing)

"On the other hand, the artist has much to do in the realm of color construction, which is so little explored and so obscure, and hardly dates back any farther than to the beginning of Impressionism."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Artist, Beginning)

"1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Patriotism, War, Thought, People, American, Beginning, First, Heroism, Iraq, Troops)

"I think a playwright realizes after he finishes working on the script that this is only the beginning. What will happen when it moves into three dimensions?"
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Beginning, Will)

"Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss."
- Democritus
(Related: Hope, Beginning, Gain, Loss)

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."
- Demosthenes
(Related: Beginning)

"Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know."
- John Denham
(Related: Age, Beginnings, Man, May, Youth)

"I haven't deliberately set out to play the blonde bombshell in my movies. In fact, it's probably been quite the opposite. After the success of The Mask, I wasn't offered all that many blonde bombshell parts, to be honest. I think people believed from the beginning that I could actually walk and talk at the same time."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Success, Time, Movies, People, Beginning, Fact, Play, Talk)

"Acting allows me to tell a lot of stories, you know start at the beginning, finish at the end, and tell everything in between. Modelling is just an image."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Acting, Beginning, End)

"I should like to suggest to you that the cause of all the economic troubles is that we have an economic system which tries to maintain an equality of value between two things, which it would be better to recognise from the beginning as of unequal value."
- Paul Dirac
(Related: Equality, Beginning, Cause, Value)

"People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people's powers of resistance."
- Otto Dix
(Related: War, People, Fear, Beginning, Cause, Forget, Suffering, Want)

"This circus games aspect has existed since the beginning of my career."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Beginning, Career, Games)

"At the beginning, Lincoln was so inexperienced he had reverence for military expertise, not realizing that there wasn't any military expertise, that the most anybody had commanded up to that point had been somebody, some troops in the Mexican War, and it had been years ago."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: War, Beginning, Expertise, Military, Troops, Years)

"Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification."
- John Donne
(Related: Beginning)

"It was the beginning of film for television. So we had all of these great opportunities. Northwestern was probably the only major film school of its kind at the time that was graduating anybody important."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Time, Beginning, Film, School, Television)

"One is my club, I want to develop those players, and I want to be in the beginning at least, until I have everything ready, I want to spend as much time to develop those kids as possible."
- Thomas Dooley
(Related: Time, Beginning, Kids, Want)

"Play is the beginning of knowledge."
- George Dorsey
(Related: Knowledge, Beginning, Play)

"The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Beginning, Right)

"There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory."
- Francis Drake
(Related: Beginning, End, Glory)

"Some of the best news stories start in gossip. Monica Lewinsky certainly was gossip in the beginning. I had heard it months before I printed it."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Beginning, Gossip, Months, News)

"Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant. In each poem, I'm trying to reveal a truth, so it can't have a fictional beginning."
- Carol Ann Duffy
(Related: Truth, Beginning, Trying)

"In the beginning, when I first found out I had a disease that was incurable, emotionally I had to get used to the idea of being sick before I could think about making any other major decisions in my life."
- Karen Duffy
(Related: Life, Idea, Beginning, Being, Decisions, Disease, First)

"It's that event that's the beginning of the avalanche of this play. The first loose rock."
- David Dukes
(Related: Beginning, First, Play)

"I have Tourettes and Aspergers, but Tourrets and Aspergers don't have me. You know, I'm doing what I can to suppress it and I don't let it take advantage of me. It's not who I am. You know, I'm James Durbin. Like I said in the beginning, I am here to show America who I am, and it is what it is."
- James Durbin
(Related: America, Beginning)

"Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: Beginning, End, Hollywood)

"My son Barry, of course, has been on from the beginning. And his son Shane is playing now a med student regularly on the show. And at one point or another, I've had all four of his kids on the show."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Son, Beginning, Kids, Now)

"If we had made it clear from the very beginning that we were not going to tolerate another nuclear power on the face of the earth, and had done it in Korea, where we could have accomplished it militarily, if necessary, I would put a stop to it and would have put a stop to it there."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Power, Beginning, Earth)

"The fact of the matter is that if we were going to do anything about Gaddafi, it should have been at the beginning. And by fooling around like this as long as we have, we have wasted an opportunity that would have gotten rid of him."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Opportunity, Beginning, Fact)

"We have been helping, trying to help Afghanistan in many ways, even from the beginning of... the beginnings of the '20s, 1920s, when he we were fighting our own national struggle."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Afghanistan, Beginning, Beginnings, Fighting, Help, Struggle, Trying)

"We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph. The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments, any one of which might say something significant."
- Alfred Eisenstaedt
(Related: Beginning, Moments, World)

"From the end spring new beginnings."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Beginnings, End, Spring)

"In the beginning, everybody that gets to work with me, thinks I'm nice. But three weeks later, they hear a bell ringing. Then they realise I meant everything I said during that first week. It's not my fault people are not taking me serious from the first moment."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Work, People, Beginning, Fault, First)

"I had to do this very aggressive, big score in a very short time, and knowing that in the beginning, middle, and end would be this very, very famous theme, but I still had to weave a score around it and make it work as a score was really challenging."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Work, Time, Beginning, End, Famous)

"The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance."
- George Eliot
(Related: Acquaintance, Beginning, Ignorance)

"The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life."
- George Eliot
(Related: Life, Beginning)

"In my beginning is my end."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Beginning, End)

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Beginning, End)

"If one takes all the styles in jazz harmonically from the earliest beginnings to the latest experiments, he still has a rather limited scope when compared to the rest of music in the world."
- Don Ellis
(Related: Music, Beginnings, Jazz, Rest, World)

"At the present day the crude theory of the sexual impulse held on one side, and the ignorant rejection of theory altogether on the other side, are beginning to be seen as both alike unjustified."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Beginning, Day, Present, Rejection, Theory)

"The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Art, Architecture, Lie, Beginning, Building, Dancing, End, First)

"The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Beginning, End, Lies)

"Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end."
- Eminem
(Related: Humor, Beginning, End, Sense)

"At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Art, Music, Ambition, Beginning)

"Boxing, for me, it's the beginning of all sports. I'm willing to bet that the first sport was a man against another man in a fight, so I think that's something innate in all of us."
- Omar Epps
(Related: Sports, Beginning, Boxing, Fight, First, Man)

"The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Beginning, Quiet, Voice)

"I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points. I felt real good about it. I felt that this was the beginning of something good."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Beginning, First)

"Canadians send us great hockey players. You also send us wonderful performers, from the beginning, with Mary Pickford."
- Jamie Farr
(Related: Beginning)

"But then in April of 1985 the dollar began a sharp decline. The dollar's trade weighted value fell 23 percent in just 12 months and by a total of 37 percent by the beginning of 1988."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: April, Beginning, Months, Trade, Value)

"There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life."
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Life, Beginning, End, Passion)

"The history of mankind is confined within a limited period, and from every quarter brings an intimation that human affairs have had a beginning."
- Adam Ferguson
(Related: History, Beginning, Mankind)

"I probably went to musique concrete concerts - though not the very first ones - at the beginning of the 50s."
- Luc Ferrari
(Related: Beginning, First)

"We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Time, Beginning, Future, Problems, Race, Responsibility, Years)

"Saturn seems to have impressed the seal of melancholy on me from the beginning."
- Marsilio Ficino
(Related: Beginning, Melancholy)

"The present assault upon capital is but the beginning. It will be but a stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping, till our political contests will become a war of the poor against the rich."
- Stephen J. Field
(Related: War, Beginning, Poor, Present, Will)

"I began to be impressed by what made a good book-how you needed to have a sensible story, a plot that developed, with a beginning, a middle, and an end that would tie everything together."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Beginning, End)

"But at the beginning it was clear to me that concrete poetry was peculiarly suited for using in public settings. This was my idea, but of course I never really much got the chance to do it."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Poetry, Idea, Beginning, Chance, Public)

"I think the dot-com boom and bust represented the end of the beginning. The industry is more mature today."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Beginning, End, Today)

"A transitional government is the beginning of a transfer of sovereignty. It's a question of Iraqi security and moving forward with the political process."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Government, Beginning, Question, Security)

"Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Beginning, End, Practice)

"Religion has caused more harm than any other idea since the beginning of time. There's nothing good I can say about it. People use it as a crutch."
- Larry Flynt
(Related: Religion, Time, People, Idea, Beginning, Harm, Nothing)

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Success, Progress, Beginning)

"There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin at the beginning at to continue to the end."
- C. S. Forester
(Related: Beginning, End, Writing)

"He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Beginning, End, Road)

"To do that I try and keep myself in pretty good shape physically and I try to lead my life in such a way that I'll be able to be as strong at the end of the movie as I am in the beginning."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Life, Beginning, End, Pretty)

"I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Life, Beginning, Faults, First)

"It's just a matter of writing the kind of book I enjoy reading. Something better be happening at the beginning, and then on every page after, or I get irritated."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Beginning, Reading, Writing)

"I never thought I'd spend all my life with Gary. I suppose I was quite cynical about marriage. But with Jude, I knew right from the beginning: there was an electricity I'd never felt before. It was so easy, we talked for hours. It was a relief, really."
- Sadie Frost
(Related: Life, Marriage, Thought, Electricity, Right)

"At the beginning, because the lives of the hostages were at stake, then during this silent period we have taken several measures like not accepting the ultimatum of the terrorists threatening to kill our foreign affairs minister."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Beginning)

"At the beginning of 1955 only about 60 percent of American homes had TVs."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: American, Beginning)

"The beginning of wisdom is to desire it."
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol
(Related: Wisdom, Beginning, Desire)

"At the beginning it wasn't to do with the work, it was more the experience."
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
(Related: Experience, Work, Beginning)

"Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: People, Beginning)

"If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Advice, Beginning, Mathematics)

"The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just as it achieved the beginning of the end of racial segregation, white educated elites became swept up in the glamour of the sexual revolution."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Beginning, Civil rights, End, Revolution, Glamour, Tragedy)

"A wholesome oblivion of one's neighbours is the beginning of wisdom."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Wisdom, Beginning)

"The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Beginnings)

"Beginnings are always messy."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Beginnings)

"Martyrdom does not end something, it only a beginning."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Beginning, End)

"I think the day you start building the war plan is the day you start beginning the postwar plan."
- Jay Garner
(Related: War, Beginning, Building, Day)

"I don't write drafts. I write from the beginning to the end, and when it's finished, it's done."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: Beginning, End)

"In the beginning I used to make one terrible play a game. Then I got so I'd make one a week and finally I'd pull a bad one about once a month. Now, I'm trying to keep it down to one a season."
- Lou Gehrig
(Related: Beginning, Now, Play, Trying)

"I also think it was important for me and Freddie to be able to have a lot of time to share our lives at the beginning of our marriage rather than my coming home at 9 or 10 at night from the set. Things have really worked out for the best for both of us."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Home, Marriage, Time, Beginning, Night)

"Lots of people want to have written; they don't want to write. In other words, they want to see their name on the front cover of a book and their grinning picture on the back. But this is what comes at the end of a job, not at the beginning."
- Elizabeth George
(Related: People, Beginning, End, Job, Name, Want, Words)

"Everything has to be done to build some sort of international democracy. We've seen only the tiniest beginnings of that."
- Susan George
(Related: Beginnings, Democracy)

"Either your understanding of the meaning of music is there from the beginning or it is not."
- Gordon Getty
(Related: Music, Beginning, Meaning, Understanding)

"But at the beginning, our definition of the genocide was what happened to Armenia in 1917 or 1919, it's happened to the Jew in Europe, and we were not realizing - In our point of view, they have not the tools to do a genocide."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Beginning, Europe, Genocide, Tools)

"In the beginning, Barry and I couldn't decide if we were going got go forward with the name of the Bee Gees or just as Barry and Robin. Now we've decided to continue as the Bee Gees because we feel we can, and Maurice would have wanted it."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Beginning, Name, Now)

"The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Beginning, End, Loneliness, Talk, Thinking)

"Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Knowledge, Beginning)

"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Beginning)

"I keep referring to them in the plural but all I'm dealing with is Bob. I don't know where Harvey fits in the equation. He was very present at the beginning, winding his brother up. I don't know where he is now."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Brother, Beginning, Now, Present)

"A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Beach, Beginning, Freedom, Years)

"A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order."
- Jean-Luc Godard
(Related: Beginning, End, Order)

"We see the people that have got stars in their eyes, but if you've really got what it takes, you can get from, say the beginnings, to the top in about five years."
- Trisha Goddard
(Related: People, Beginnings, Eyes, Stars, Years)

"The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Life, Beginning, End, Man)

"Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning. Probably that's why we decide we're done. It's getting too scary. We are touching down onto something real. It is beyond the point when you think you are done that often something strong comes out."
- Natalie Goldberg
(Related: Beginning)

"No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law. How can it be within the law? The law is stationary. The law is fixed. The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless of conditions or place or time."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Time, Idea, Beginning, Law)

"Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people."
- Dexter Gordon
(Related: Music, Dreams, People, Feelings, Beginning, Jazz, Living)

"So many have been growing with us from the very beginning of our career. Others are brand new to us."
- Eydie Gorme
(Related: Beginning, Career)

"At the time the world was all upside down. The American people were beginning to move around a lot. The old hometown ties had been pretty much broken. The theme of Farmer Takes a Wife appealed to people. Everybody was homesick. And it sold and sold and sold."
- John Gould
(Related: Time, Wife, People, American, Beginning, Old, Pretty, World)

"But the Spain which emerged around 1960, beginning with its economic miracle, created by the invasion of tourists, can no longer result in impassioned dedication on the part of its intellectuals, and even less on the part of foreign intellectuals."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Beginning, Dedication, Intellectuals, Result, Spain, Tourists)

"Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: People, Beginnings, Being)

"Beginning to create again was something that I took for granted but I never will take it for granted again."
- Lou Gramm
(Related: Beginning, Will)

"I'm carrying so much pork, I'm beginning to get trichinosis."
- Phil Gramm
(Related: Beginning)

"Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Marriage, Beginning, Promises)

"Since I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we've done that before."
- Matt Groening
(Related: History, Beginning, Writers)

"I started this whole endeavor really. And at the beginning we had the selection in Italy. And that was pretty much among people that had held previous experience in that particular satellite. So, I was in that, in a good position then."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Experience, People, Beginning, Italy, Pretty)

"A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows."
- George Gurdjieff
(Related: Knowledge, Beginning, Help, Man)

"Ray Charles, in his own way, it's like at the beginning, Ray Charles changed American music, not once but twice."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Music, American, Beginning)

"Let me just say something that I forgot, I also hoped and this was very true in the beginning - that this would also be a place that people would be able to walk in to the fountain and use it in a nice way of reading and examining the quotations on the blocks."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: People, Beginning, Quotations, Reading)

"Everything the human being heard from the beginning, saw with its eyes, looked upon and touched with its hands was a living word; for God was the word."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: God, Beginning, Being, Eyes, Living, Word)

"In the beginning, I was searching for myself in my music. My music was for me. I didn't have the mental room to be conscious of the listener; I wrote to save myself."
- Ayumi Hamasaki
(Related: Music, Beginning)

"I am a very linear thinker, so I write beginning to end. I write hundreds of pages per book that never make it into print."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Beginning, End)

"Beginning with exercise, the best training program available for real results is circuit training."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Beginning, Exercise, Results, Training)

"Conflict is the beginning of consciousness."
- M. Esther Harding
(Related: Beginning, Conflict, Consciousness)

"I'm just beginning to direct. For all intents and purposes, this is the first time for me."
- Mark Harmon
(Related: Time, Beginning, First)

"But when you're beginning, you should try to focus on something you love and your own way of doing things."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Love, Beginning, Focus)

"We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning."
- Bret Harte
(Related: Beginning, End)

"On Capitol Hill, House Republicans have been doing our part. We've been hard at work developing policies that will help empower all Americans. We're beginning to see results. We reduced taxes for everyone."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Work, Americans, Beginning, Help, Republicans, Results, Taxes, Will)

"We are seeing the beginning of things. Web 2.0 is broadband. Web 3.0 is 10 gigabits a second."
- Reed Hastings
(Related: Beginning)

"I got one letter at the very beginning, like, in the first season, saying - from a woman who was very religious, very Christian, saying how wrong she thought the show was, but she thinks it's the funniest show on television."
- Sean Hayes
(Related: Thought, Christian, Beginning, First, Religious, Saying, Television, Woman, Wrong)

"If you believe, as the Greeks did, that man is at the mercy of the gods, then you write tragedy. The end is inevitable from the beginning. But if you believe that man can solve his own problems and is at nobody's mercy, then you will probably write melodrama."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: Gods, Beginning, End, Man, Mercy, Problems, Tragedy, Will)

"I did Star 80, which was a magnificent experience as well, but still, I was at the height of my career at the beginning. Then I had to jump down the ladder and climb back up again, which I didn't understand. That was very hard."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Experience, Beginning, Career)

"For instance, some early ideas for Florida were done only recently. The idea of a little village was there from the beginning and now we have this "Celebration" village. Same thing for the Disney Institute. Walt talked about this idea in the very first."
- John Hench
(Related: Idea, Ideas, Beginning, Disney, First, Now)

"At the beginning, you are 20 and you can just imagine... don't get me wrong, but having money. Then you realise that it's not only about you and what you are doing but that you have to give back."
- Thierry Henry
(Related: Money, Beginning, Wrong)

"To suspect your own mortality is to know the beginning of terror, to learn irrefutably that you are mortal is to know the end of terror."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Beginning, End, Mortality, Terror)

"The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Knowledge, Beginning, Discovery)

"Kindness is the beginning of cruelty."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Beginning, Cruelty, Kindness)

"As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning."
- Herodotus
(Related: Beginning, End, Old)

"Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education."
- John Hersey
(Related: Education, Failure, Beginning, First, Learning)

"I'm beginning to think I have two years encountering sexism without really realising it."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Beginning, Sexism, Years)

"At the beginning of the cask and the end take thy fill but be saving in the middle; for at the bottom the savings comes too late."
- Hesiod
(Related: Beginning, End)

"At the beginning of all experimental work stands the choice of the appropriate technique of investigation."
- Walter Rudolf Hess
(Related: Work, Beginning, Choice, Investigation)

"Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute that we had communication - particularly communication by sea that enabled people to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to exchange basic raw materials."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: People, Civilization, Inspiration, Ideas, Beginning, Communication, Sea)

"A hard beginning maketh a good ending."
- John Heywood
(Related: Beginning, Ending)

"First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Imagination, Thought, Ideas, Beginning, First, Reality, Will)

"Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Ideas, Beginning)

"All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Idea, Beginning)

"Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women."
- Gordon B. Hinckley
(Related: Men, Women, Virtue, Beginning, Respect, Self)

"But after that, I was extremely happy with the story and the look of the show at the beginning of season two - everything was working together. I felt like it was finished conceptually."
- Joel Hodgson
(Related: Beginning)

"This is just the beginning of a new era for America's workers."
- James P. Hoffa
(Related: America, Beginning, Workers)

"The beginning of thought is in disagreement - not only with others but also with ourselves."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Thought, Beginning)

"At the time it seriously troubled me, but in drafting me as Marshall Plan Administrator, President Truman did as great a favor for me as one man can do for another. It opened my eyes to many things of which I was totally unaware and it was the beginning of my real education."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Education, Time, Beginning, Eyes, Man, President)

"However, from the very beginning of the program, we made it perfectly clear that we would be out of Europe in four years; that whatever was to be accomplished had to be accomplished in that period of time."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Time, Beginning, Europe, Years)

"One day I discovered that one could get the barrier to internal rotation in ethane approximately right using this method. This was the beginning of my work on organic molecules."
- Roald Hoffmann
(Related: Work, Beginning, Day, Right)

"Cricket needs brightening up a bit. My solution is to let the players drink at the beginning of the game, not after. It always works in our picnic matches."
- Paul Hogan
(Related: Beginning, Cricket, Needs, Solution)

"That was par for the course but I also found that commissions were being canceled and in fact I considered this directly libelous - I write biographies for a living as well as being a journalist - for a non fiction book to be called fiction from beginning to end."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Beginning, Being, End, Fact, Fiction, Living)

"I did seven indies because the independent market used to be a lot better before all the stars were doing independents. As a beginning actor, that's where you started."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Actor, Beginning, Stars)

"It was at the beginning of all this tabloid frenzy. Our garbage was being gone through, and we were involved in all these chases getting home, and people camping out on our property to get pictures."
- Lauren Holly
(Related: Home, People, Beginning, Being, Camping, Property)

"He has half the deed done who has made a beginning."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Beginning, Deed)

"He has the deed half done who has made a beginning."
- Horace
(Related: Beginning, Deed)

"I remember the day tDr. King died. I wasn't angry at the beginning. It was like something very personal in my life had been touched and finished."
- Lena Horne
(Related: Life, Beginning, Day)

"For thirty years, beginning with the invention of a privacy right in the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, the Left has been waging a systematic assault on the constitutional foundation of the nation."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Decision, Beginning, Court, Invention, Nation, Privacy, Right, Years)

"From the beginning, the camera and I were great friends. It loves me, and I love it."
- Whitney Houston
(Related: Love, Beginning, Friends)

"I found a greater identity with my own emotions in the Armenian culture as I grew older, as well as from the beginning, although I didn't know anything about it."
- Alan Hovhaness
(Related: Beginning, Culture, Emotions, Identity)

"We concluded that you cannot rely on delta hedging alone. It sounds simplistic to say that now, but back then, this was the sort of thing people were only just beginning to realize."
- John Hull
(Related: People, Beginning, Now)

"A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century."
- David Hume
(Related: History, Knowledge, Beginning, Man, May, Respect, World)

"When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality."
- Friedensreich Hundertwasser
(Related: Dream, Beginning, Reality)

"For the source of any characteristic so widespread and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must go back to the very beginning of the human race."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Beginning, Environment, Race)

"I don't know if you ever say to yourself that you want to be an actress. It eventually becomes a social function - you are an actress and you make a living out of it, but at the beginning it's more a matter of how to survive, or how to exist in a certain way."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Beginning, Living, Want)

"Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat."
- Julian Huxley
(Related: God, Beginning, Smile)

"I was interested in Java the beginning, but the problem with Java is you do have to switch your platform."
- Miguel de Icaza
(Related: Beginning)

"Watching a movie from beginning to end is like reading, because even though what you see are images, they are telling you a story."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Beginning, End, Reading)

"That is what I define as a novel: something that has a beginning, a middle and an end, with characters and a plot that sustain interest from the first sentence to the last. But that is not what I do at all."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Beginning, End, First, Interest)

"My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin's most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: God, Mother, Father, Gods, Beginning, Communism, Earth, Heaven)

"If the universe is running down like a clock, the clock must have been wound up at a date which we could name if we knew it. The world, if it is to have an end in time, must have had a beginning in time."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Time, Beginning, End, Name, Running, Universe, World)

"Why should I ask the wise men: Whence is my beginning? I am busy with the thought: Where will be my end?"
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Beginning, End, Will)

"It was about this time that I began experiencing the beginnings of my battles with an anxiety disorder. We were touring a lot and there were some developing personal problems within the band."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Time, Anxiety, Beginnings, Disorder, Problems)

"I thought that my movie career was finished. I was quite happy to dedicate myself 100% to the theater. Surprisingly enough, I've never gotten so many work offers. It's so exciting, this feeling of a new beginning after 40."
- Amy Irving
(Related: Work, Thought, Beginning, Career, Feeling, Theater)

"I have thoroughly gone through the subject of the Incarnation; and if it served you, could at any time give you the history from the beginning of the controversies on this subject, and of its present form."
- Edward Irving
(Related: History, Time, Beginning, Present)

"I'm at the beginning of it. I'm Elektra's last job before the story kicks off."
- Jason Isaacs
(Related: Beginning, Job)

"I don't know if it's a romantic comedy but I'm in the beginning of the first of the season of "The West Wing." We shot it last year. I don't know. If anyone asks me to be in one, I'll jump on it."
- Jason Isaacs
(Related: Beginning, Comedy, First, Romantic)

"We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Determination, Beginning, Economy, Income, Necessity)

"They have learned that resistance is actually possible. The holds are beginning to slip away."
- George Jackson
(Related: Beginning)

"He will be beginning a brand new chapter in the Michael Jackson legend."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Beginning, Will)

"It is in revolutionary periods that the culmination of previous trends and the beginning of new ones appear."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Beginning)

"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome."
- William James
(Related: Successful, Attitude, Beginning, Will)

"In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Religion, Fear, Beginning, Evil, Fanaticism, Morals, Motive, Wickedness)

"At the beginning, it was me, Run and D, but D's voice is messed up."
- Jam Master Jay
(Related: Beginning, Voice)

"I don't think DIY is something that necessarily comes to mind when people hear Third Eye Blind, but that is completely how we've been from the beginning."
- Stephan Jenkins
(Related: People, Beginning, Blind, Eye, Mind)

"I'm a big fan of CNN. I watched it from the beginning."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Beginning)

"Nothing is more beautiful than the love that has weathered the storms of life. The love of the young for the young, that is the beginning of life. But the love of the old for the old, that is the beginning of things longer."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Love, Life, Beginning, Nothing, Old, Storms)

"Well, I'm a huge fan of Ryan Adams, who's from North Carolina. And he's beginning to break really quite big."
- Elton John
(Related: Beginning)

"The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Church, Beginning, Light, Now)

"I've been with the group since 1965. I will be beginning my fifth year on April ninth this year."
- Bruce Johnston
(Related: April, Beginning, Will)

"I got out of the Army - in my world - I came to New York, for instance, when the civil rights movement was just beginning, and that created a certain energy, a certain rumble, a certain impetus for black actors."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Actors, Army, Beginning, Civil rights, Energy, World)

"I like to open for a band as it brings on sort of a challenge and it makes things more interesting. It reminds me of when we were just starting out because we would open for other bands in the beginning."
- Kelly Jones
(Related: Beginning, Challenge, Open)

"I did not win and in fact I was called into the principal's office for a consultation with my parents. But that was the beginning of my literary career."
- William Joyce
(Related: Beginning, Career, Fact, Literary, Office, Parents)

"I became CEO at the beginning of the hit on old economy stocks. When something like that occurs in your first six months as a CEO of a more traditional branded firm, it makes for a fast learning curve."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Beginning, Economy, First, Learning, Months, Old)

"One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Beginning, First, Understanding)

"A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Beginning, First, Understanding)

"Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Beginning, Idleness, Vice)

"With the advent of spring and beginning of the new harvest season the creators of abundance, our peasants, come out to the fields to sow with good aspirations and hopes."
- Islom Karimov
(Related: Abundance, Aspirations, Beginning, Harvest, Spring)

"I've been opposed to human cloning from the very beginning."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Beginning)

"I started radio in 1950 on the Lone Ranger radio program, a dramatic show that emanated from Detroit when I was 18 years old and just beginning college. I did that for a couple of years."
- Casey Kasum
(Related: Beginning, College, Old, Years)

"A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end - and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Beginning, End, Eternity, Reflection)

"Both sides know the last election was just the beginning of the next election. It's clear there has been no attempt to have any kind of getting along."
- David Keene
(Related: Beginning)

"Well, it was the beginning of my film career. It was amazing to me that I got nominated for an Academy Award."
- Sally Kellerman
(Related: Beginning, Career, Film)

"The Russian people are suffering from economic fatigue and from disillusionment with the Allies! The world thinks the Russian Revolution is at an end. Do not be mistaken. The Russian Revolution is just beginning."
- Alexander Kerensky
(Related: People, Beginning, Disillusionment, End, Fatigue, Revolution, Suffering, World)

"Fortunately, historians are now beginning to recognise the historic role of Islam as a liberating force for peoples oppressed by the burdens of unjust social systems."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Islam, Beginning, Force, Historians, Now)

"I tell beginning readers to read a lot and write a lot. If you want to write a book, find a subject that's really worth the time and effort you'll put in."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: Time, Beginning, Effort, Want, Worth)

"Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Gods, Beginning, Boredom, Evil, Wonder, World)

"Well, the big products in electronics in the '50s were radio and television. The first big computers were just beginning to come in and represented the most logical market for us to work in."
- Jack Kilby
(Related: Computers, Work, Beginning, First, Television)

"I think the varied backgrounds in the beginning were a plus. It took a while for people to understand what they were trying to do and get started, but it did provide for a lot of new ideas."
- Jack Kilby
(Related: People, Ideas, Beginning, Trying)

"Women's sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women's sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Sports, Women, Beginning, Girls, states, United)

"There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: History, Beginning, Man, Nothing, Right, Spirit)

"The law established by the Creator, which has existed from the beginning, extends over the whole globe, is everywhere and at all times binding upon mankind."
- Rufus King
(Related: Beginning, Law, Mankind)

"The important information you need at the beginning of an issue. Like way they did the old Frank Miller Daredevil issues in the first five pages he always had to state his origins and how he got his powers."
- Robert Kirkman
(Related: Beginning, First, Information, Old, State)

"Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Apologies, Beginning, End)

"We began to do little things, have little scenes where we just talked about things that had nothing to do with the plot. In fact, in the beginning, they didn't want us to do that. But as time went on, you see that in so many shows. I think we were the first to do that."
- Don Knotts
(Related: Time, Beginning, Fact, First, Nothing, Want)

"Some of the French surrealists at the beginning of the war had come over to New York and they brought out this magazine. It was a big, glossy magazine full of surrealist things."
- Kenneth Koch
(Related: War, Beginning)

"The thing is that I have a really intense, almost compulsive need to record. But it doesn't end there, because what I record is somehow transformed into a creative thing. There is a continuity. Recording is the beginning of a conceptual production. I am somehow collapsing the two - recording and producing - into a single event."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Beginning, End, Production)

"Escape from the architecture ghetto is one of the major drivers and has been from the very beginning."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Architecture, Beginning)

"You asked what is the secret of a really good sketch. And it is a sketch is a small play. It's got a beginning, and a middle and an end. It should have a plot; it should have the characters, conflict. It is a little play. And in it, will be funny stuff."
- Harvey Korman
(Related: Funny, Beginning, Conflict, End, Play, Will)

"When the game is over it is really just beginning."
- Jerry Kramer
(Related: Beginning)

"Well, I'd say that the beginning of this thing came through with Art of This Century, Peggy Guggenheim's, where she opened this gallery and began showing some things that caused a little talk, amongst a lot of other things."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Art, Beginning, Talk)

"I feel like I'm only in the beginning of my career. I've only made five albums. It's not a lot."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Beginning, Career)

"In the very beginning we were a real tight family but now it's different. You know, toward the end, we had separate limos, stuff like that. It's hard to get six giant egos in the same place."
- Bill Kreutzmann
(Related: Family, Beginning, End, Now)

"The end is the beginning of all things, Suppressed and hidden, Awaiting to be released through the rhythm Of pain and pleasure."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Beginning, End, Pain, Pleasure)

"I think that President Obama is beginning to realize that a lot of his plans have backfired."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Beginning, President)

"You know, in the beginning when your first payroll comes up and you have to borrow money to meet the payroll, you lose sleep the night before, and you say to yourself real fast, 'Well, maybe I should keep working a couple more years. It's sobering."
- Bill Kurtis
(Related: Money, Beginning, First, Night, Sleep, Years)

"We are beginning to see intimations of this in the implantation of computer devices into the human body."
- Ray Kurzweil
(Related: Beginning, Body, Computer)

"South Vietnam had to be built from scratch and, from the very beginning, depended far too much on the Western superpowers. As in the case of a person on public welfare, this dependency, which became greater with each day, was quite difficult to shake."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: Beginning, Day, Public, Vietnam, Welfare)

"Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors; and laying aside corrupt superstitions, let them acknowledge their Father and Lord, whose excellence cannot be estimated, nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended."
- Lactantius
(Related: Men, Father, Greatness, Beginning, Errors, Excellence)

"There are the saints who were raptured at the beginning of the tribulation period - those are the Christians."
- Tim LaHaye
(Related: Beginning, Saints)

"It was not really a career choice that I had to make. It was something I knew right from the beginning. I had to be an actress... period."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Beginning, Career, Choice, Right)

"I am blessed for what I have, but I believed in it from the beginning. Today, the dream is the same: I still want to travel, I still want to entertain, and I most certainly still want to have fun."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Travel, Dream, Beginning, Fun, Today, Want)

"I believe that the profits will come from the quality of your creative products. Since the beginning, I've always wanted to develop a self-feeding circle of creative productions: the positive financial returns from one show would be used to develop and create a new show, and so on."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Quality, Financial, Positive, Beginning, Self, Will)

"I like to not be too involved in the beginning and during the process so as to keep this fresh look and be able to give constructive recommendation on the final production."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Beginning, Production)

"From the beginning, we promised folks that they'll see whatever event we cover in its entirety, from gavel to gavel - whether it's the House of Representatives or the Senate. That's the whole reason for being."
- Brian Lamb
(Related: Beginning, Being, Reason, Senate)

"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning."
- Louis L'Amour
(Related: Time, Beginning, Will)

"A good beginning makes a good end."
- Louis L'Amour
(Related: Beginning, End)

"Time is not eternal but was created by God at the beginning."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Time, God, Beginning)

"In the beginning of the human race there was no genetic load which would cause undesirable traits such as appear in offspring of marriages between relatives today."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Beginning, Cause, Race, Relatives, Today)

"If leaders in the space program had at its beginning in the 1940s, pointed out the benefits to people on earth rather than emphasizing the search for proof of evolution in space, the program would have saved $100 billion in tax money and achieved greater results."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Money, People, Beginning, Benefits, Earth, Evolution, Tax, Leaders, Proof, Results, Space)

"Science, almost from its beginnings, has been truly international in character. National prejudices disappear completely in the scientist's search for truth."
- Irving Langmuir
(Related: Science, Truth, Character, Beginnings)

"To this day I always insist on working out a problem from the beginning without reading up on it first, a habit that sometimes gets me into trouble but just as often helps me see things my predecessors have missed."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Habit, Beginning, Day, First, Reading, Trouble)

"Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Beginning, Despair, Doubt, Melancholy, Sadness, Wickedness)

"From the beginning of the Radiation Laboratory, I have had the rare good fortune of being in the center of a group of men of high ability, enthusiastic and completely devoted to scientific pursuits."
- Ernest Lawrence
(Related: Men, Ability, Beginning, Being, Fortune)

"I wanted to just do a one-act play for 26 minutes, with commercials at the beginning and end. For years, I couldn't get my way. They wanted to interrupt three times."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Beginning, End, Play, Years)

"Yes, hell exists. It is not a fairy tale. One indeed burns there. This hell is not at the end of life. It is here. At the beginning. Hell is what the infant must experience before he gets to us."
- Frederick Leboyer
(Related: Experience, Life, Beginning, End, Hell)

"It wasn't until the movie came out that it all changed for us. Some people say it was the start of Ten Years After, but in another way, it was the beginning of the end."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: People, Beginning, End, Years)

"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Friendship, Love, Beginning, Deep, Fire, Light, Pretty)

"I always give the example, if you turn on the radio today, black radio, Lenny Kravitz is not black. Bob Marley wasn't black: in the beginning, only white college stations played Bob Marley."
- Spike Lee
(Related: Beginning, College, Example, Today)

"I love writers all across the board, but one who influenced me very directly at the beginning was Mary Renault."
- Tanith Lee
(Related: Love, Beginning, Writers)

"I think it was when I was nineteen, by that time the Jewish laws were already in force and the split was beginning to come about which isolated the Jewish culture."
- Gyorgy Legeti
(Related: Time, Beginning, Culture, Force, Laws)

"The beginning of a plot is the prompting of desire."
- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
(Related: Beginning, Desire)

"It can have its effect only through the intervention of God, inasmuch as in the ideas of God a monad rightly demands that God, in regulating the rest from the beginning of things, should have regard to itself."
- Gottfried Leibniz
(Related: God, Ideas, Beginning, Effect, Rest)

"Since the beginning, I always loved the game. When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be a professional hockey player. When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Beginning, Day, Want)

"I want my fights to be seen as plays that have a beginning, a middle and an end."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Beginning, End, Want)

"When I came to England at the very beginning of commercial television it was easy for me because I was only doing one or two shows a week at most. It was really a holiday."
- Richard Lester
(Related: Beginning, England, Holiday, Television)

"I keep one simple rule that I only move in one direction - I write the book straight through from beginning to end. By following time's arrow, I keep myself sane."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: Time, Beginning, Direction, End)

"I never really wanted to be an actor. And that was the beginning of it, I began to write things down and eventually became a writer on a television show."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Actor, Beginning, Television, Writer)

"I mean, I felt terrible. And in the beginning, I mean, I was completely devastated. I mean, can you imagine the kind of guilt that you would feel, and the responsibility?"
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Beginning, Guilt, Responsibility)

"The shock of any trauma, I think changes your life. It's more acute in the beginning and after a little time you settle back to what you were. However it leaves an indelible mark on your psyche."
- Alex Lifeson
(Related: Time, Life, Beginning)

"This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: Wisdom, Fear, Beginning, Consciousness, Heaven, Sin)

"Yes, God is the end of your work, but He is the beginning also."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: God, Work, Beginning, End)

"What began as a revolt in response to the King of Great Britain's repeated injuries against the colonies, soon became a passionate and glorious call to fight for the beginnings of a new country."
- John Linder
(Related: Beginnings, Country, Fight)

"While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation, one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan."
- John Linder
(Related: Americans, Battle, Beginnings, Day, Nation)

"I have been very interested in labor movement. If I could have wished another life, I would have loved to be a pioneer woman in the beginning of labor movement."
- Astrid Lindgren
(Related: Life, Beginning, Labor, Woman)

"A lot of the biking sequences in the beginning, like going down the steps and over the ramp, I of course didn't do any of that stuff. I wish I could have but I didn't."
- Alex D. Linz
(Related: Beginning, Biking)

"Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Greatness, Beginnings, Now, Rome)

"The beginning of Book Three is the last one that I drew, where V's conducting the 1812 overture."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Beginning)

"Women are just beginning to see that; there's something about being a woman that's innately different from being a man. I love what I'm seeing take place and I know Julia has so much to offer."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Love, Women, Beginning, Being, Man, Woman)

"They cannot make it say what they want it to say. And this is the beginning and the end of the case for retaining the old language: If the churches give it up, who will remember how to say what is said?"
- Clifford Longley
(Related: Beginning, Churches, End, Old, Want, Will)

"At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition, it's at that point that I intend to renew it because the present is built on the past just as the past was built on the times that went before it."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Beginning, Past, Present, Tradition)

"I think climbing is less a sport and more a hobby, and as such, I think everybody's a beginning climber."
- Alex Lowe
(Related: Beginning)

"I'm beginning to think that you should only be allowed to serve two terms, before madness sets in."
- Chris Lowe
(Related: Beginning, Madness)

"One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?"
- Francis Cabot Lowell
(Related: Imagination, Goals, Beginning, Garden)

"When you are a beginning film maker you are desperate to survive. The most important thing in the end is survival and being able to get to your next picture."
- George Lucas
(Related: Survival, Beginning, Being, End, Film)

"The love-bite, it is the beginning. You will be irresistible."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Love, Beginning, Will)

"You have to feel more involved than just writing out a cheque. Charity is almost the wrong word - I think people are beginning to feel more responsible for the world."
- Joanna Lumley
(Related: People, Beginning, Charity, Word, World, Writing, Wrong)

"Let me but make a beginning, let me but strike the world in a vulnerable spot, and I can take it by storm."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Beginning, World)

"In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Music, Beginnings, Space)

"From the beginning, I wanted to live my own life, and patiently I shored up that desire against wind and tide."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Life, Beginning, Desire, Wind)

"I inherited a sick economy and passed on a sound one. But one abiding regret for me is that, in between, I did not have the resources to put in place the educational and social changes about which I cared to much; I made only a beginning, and it was not enough."
- John Major
(Related: Beginning, Economy, Regret, Sound)

"The work completed during the special session was just the beginning. During those six days we lit a spark that will positively impact the lives of our children and grandchildren, but the full fire is yet to come."
- Joe Manchin III
(Related: Work, Beginning, Children, Fire, Will)

"Most were beginning to feel they had learned enough to last for the rest of their lives. They remained mathematicians, but largely went their own way."
- Benoit Mandelbrot
(Related: Beginning, Mathematicians, Rest)

"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Life, Thought, Beginning, Care, Kindness, Midnight, Reward, Today, Understanding, Will)

"I've been in on the beginning, the rise, peak, collapse and end of the talking picture."
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(Related: Beginning, End, Talking)

"I know at the beginning of our careers, my wife and I were gut wrenchingly competitive."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Wife, Beginning, Careers)

"Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Time, Beginning, Bells, Fire)

"Just as it had taken centuries to determine the true nature of the universe, so also the search for the beginning of human life proceeded well into the 20th century."
- Wellington Mara
(Related: Life, Nature, Beginning, Universe)

"My interest in the sciences started with mathematics in the very beginning, and later with chemistry in early high school and the proverbial home chemistry set."
- Rudolph A. Marcus
(Related: Home, Beginning, Interest, Mathematics, School)

"I made theater very important in the beginning of my career."
- Marcello Mastroianni
(Related: Beginning, Career, Theater)

"Very often, if I know the orchestra doesn't know a piece or it's a new piece, I have main ideas about it. But then we start to play and I never talk about places where they played so beautiful and so clear in the beginning that there is nothing to say."
- Kurt Masur
(Related: Ideas, Beginning, Nothing, Play, Talk)

"As I came to New York, it was for me a new beginning. To discover what people are living here. What do they need, what do they expect, what would they like to be the image and the performance of the New York Philharmonic?"
- Kurt Masur
(Related: People, Performance, Beginning, Living)

"In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Nature, Beginning, Influence, Walking)

"Losing streaks are funny. If you lose at the beginning you got off to a bad start. If you lose in the middle of the season, you're in a slump. If you lose at the end, you're choking."
- Gene Mauch
(Related: Funny, Beginning, End, Losing)

"From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band."
- Brian May
(Related: Time, Beginning, Energy, Queen)

"That's such a thrill - a story I wrote at the beginning of my career, and it's still packin' the house."
- Anne McCaffrey
(Related: Beginning, Career)

"Paul persuaded me to join the band. I would never have had the courage otherwise. It was fun at the beginning. We were playing just for fun, with Paul's group."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Courage, Beginning, Fun)

"I do expect that the President will say something at the beginning of his remarks today, at the conversation."
- Scott McClellan
(Related: Beginning, Conversation, President, Today, Will)

"Yes, it's a prequel. It tells the story about how the girls were born with superpowers, but they weren't necessarily heroes at the beginning of this movie, so the movie is about the events that happen in their life to make them decide to be heroes."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Life, Beginning, Events, Girls, Heroes)

"The title always comes last. What I really work hard on is the beginning. Where do you begin? In what tone do you begin? I almost have to have a scene in my mind."
- David McCullough
(Related: Work, Beginning, Mind)

"Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Art, Beginning, Culture, Old)

"I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Art, Beginning, Culture, Dew, Old)

"Obsolescence never meant the end of anything, it's just the beginning."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Beginning, End)

"The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess."
- Menander
(Related: Beginning, Evil, Excess, Goodness)

"At the beginning of the 60's our country called the foreign workers to come to Germany and now they live in our country. We kidded ourselves a while, we said: 'They won't stay, sometime they will be gone.' But this isn't reality."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Beginning, Country, Germany, Now, Reality, Will, Workers)

"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Love, Beginning, Reflection)

"I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubble's power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Power, Beginning, Efficiency, Fight, Mission, Senate, states, United, Universe, Will)

"In the beginning was the Word. Man acts it out. He is the act, not the actor."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Act, Actor, Beginning, Man, Word)

"The funniest thing happened in one of my first scenes. In the beginning Emma was really arrogant and punk and in every scene she would slam the door when she walked in or out."
- Dannii Minogue
(Related: Beginning, First, Punk)

"My gay audience has been with me from the beginning."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: Beginning, Gay)

"Spiritual beings, either from the beginning or soon thereafter, become what they are to be for ever and ever."
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: Beginning, Spiritual)

"Throughout the time in which I am working on a canvas I can feel how I am beginning to love it, with that love which is born of slow comprehension."
- Joan Miro
(Related: Love, Time, Beginning)

"The Beginning of Survival is my best album. I am very proud of it, and I am surprised at it, too. I thought some of Travelogue was a little heavy, but I don't think this is heavy."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Thought, Survival, Beginning)

"We are beginning to see the benefits of global consolidation."
- Lakshmi Mittal
(Related: Beginning, Benefits)

"From the beginning I thought about working with the body in movement, the space between the body and clothes. I wanted the clothes to move when people moved. The clothes are also for people to dance or laugh."
- Issey Miyake
(Related: Thought, People, Dance, Beginning, Body, Clothes, Space)

"Wine has been with civilized man from the beginning."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Beginning, Man, Wine)

"Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Nature, Beginning, Covetousness, Devil, End, First, Vice)

"I don't believe we're seeing the beginning of a divergence. We have seen a partial divergence on this case."
- Mario Monti
(Related: Beginning)

"Art must be parochial in the beginning to be cosmopolitan in the end."
- George A. Moore
(Related: Art, Beginning, End)

"I remember the difficulty we had in the beginning replacing magnetic cores in memories and eventually we had both cost and performance advantages. But it wasn't at all clear in the beginning."
- Gordon Moore
(Related: Performance, Beginning, Difficulty, Memories)

"I liked wearing the '50s wardrobe. It was hard in the beginning. The first shows I wore regular young girl dresses. Then a little later I got to wear the poodle skirts and such."
- Erin Moran
(Related: Beginning, First)

"The Iraq War marked the beginning of the end of network news coverage. Viewers saw the juxtaposition of the embedded correspondents reporting the war as it was actually unfolding and the jaundiced, biased, negative coverage of these same events in the network newsrooms."
- Dick Morris
(Related: War, Negative, Beginning, End, Events, Iraq, Network, News)

"Oh, she just happened to be a friend of the producer's. Or, oh, they've been trying to get her from the beginning and she just had a spot open up. There are always little loopholes, so I don't take anything personally anymore."
- Ellen Muth
(Related: Friend, Beginning, Open, Trying)

"The reason is that they define how I have gone about my business. I have trusted to intuition. I did it at the beginning. I do it even now. I have no idea how things might turn out, where in my writing I might go next."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Business, Idea, Beginning, Intuition, Now, Reason, Writing)

"I've been listening to a lot of Hollies stuff lately, and it's beginning to sound pretty good to me."
- Graham Nash
(Related: Beginning, Listening, Pretty, Sound)

"This is just the beginning, the beginning of understanding that cyberspace has no limits, no boundaries."
- Nicholas Negroponte
(Related: Beginning, Limits, Understanding)

"The beginning of 1856 found me teaching in the family of a planter named Bryan, residing in Prince George County, Md., some fifteen or twenty miles from Washington."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Family, Beginning, Teaching, Washington)

"Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall ever have a beginning."
- John Henry Newman
(Related: Life, Fear, Beginning, End)

"So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself."
- Florence Nightingale
(Related: Opportunity, Beginning)

"The chemistry of love is something which is extremely extremely unbelievable. This is something we have planned for more than two years, so I hope that we are going to start in the beginning of next year."
- Lennart Nilsson
(Related: Love, Hope, Beginning, Years)

"Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Wisdom, Beginning, End, Logic)

"I felt the weight of the past at the beginning of my career of singer."
- Yannick Noah
(Related: Beginning, Career, Past, Weight)

"As time goes on, I realize more and more that, beginning in the early 30's, David Smith began setting the precedent for what was to come later for many of us."
- Kenneth Noland
(Related: Time, Beginning)

"To my mind, what we ought to have maintained from the beginning was the strictest neutrality. If we had done this, I do not believe we would have been on the verge of war at the present time."
- George William Norris
(Related: Time, War, Beginning, Mind, Neutrality, Present)

"I think the human race made a big mistake at the beginning of the industrial revolution, we leaped for the mechanical things, people need the use of their hands to feel creative."
- Andre Norton
(Related: Mistake, People, Beginning, Revolution, Race)

"We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it's time to turn the page."
- Barack Obama
(Related: History, Time, War, People, Civilization, Belief, Beginning, Iraq, Now, Remarkable, Responsibility, states, United)

"In the beginning it was all black and white."
- Maureen O'Hara
(Related: Beginning)

"Well, "The Wellspring" was written from 1983 to 1986. And it had a section in the beginning that was poems that began from others' experience."
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Experience, Beginning, Poems)

"We were watching bands like the Ramones and Blondie and other bands beginning to ignite."
- Jerry Only
(Related: Beginning)

"Since the beginning of time, children have not liked to study. They would much rather play, and if you have their interests at heart, you will let them learn while they play; they will find that what they have mastered is child's play."
- Carl Orff
(Related: Time, Heart, Beginning, Children, Play, Study, Will)

"But God, who is the beginning of all things, is not to be regarded as a composite being, lest perchance there should be found to exist elements prior to the beginning itself, out of which everything is composed, whatever that be which is called composite."
- Origen
(Related: God, Beginning, Being)

"This also is a part of the Church's teaching, that the world was made and took its beginning at a certain time, and is to be destroyed on account of its wickedness."
- Origen
(Related: Time, Church, Beginning, Teaching, Wickedness, World)

"From the beginning, I wanted to make dance music with a human element to it."
- Beth Orton
(Related: Music, Dance, Beginning)

"I think I realized it was an art form at the beginning, but it took me a really long time before I was able to view what I was performing myself as an art form."
- Patton Oswalt
(Related: Art, Time, Beginning)

"We were doing it under the most extraordinary circumstances, but the first out of the tent in the morning would be David Lean. He said to me on the very first day of shooting, Pete, this is the beginning of a great adventure."
- Peter O'Toole
(Related: Adventure, Beginning, Circumstances, Day, First)

"But I think mainly, you know, just up in the East Coast, it's where it all originated. You know, Philadelphia. It goes back to the beginning. So, you know, fans have a lot of history, and they love their teams up here."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Love, History, Beginning, Fans)

"Although Patterson Beams was not my first plug-in, I knew from the beginning that I would write it, because the single biggest time consuming factor for me was editing each beam manually."
- Robert Patterson
(Related: Time, Beginning, First)

"Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President's economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation - innovation begins in the classroom - clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Education, Health, Technology, Beginning, Care, Classroom, Climate, Creation, Energy, First, Innovation, Job, May, President, Re)

"At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation."
- Li Peng
(Related: Friendship, Trust, Beginning, Cooperation, Countries, Understanding)

"Not all is doom and gloom. We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life - all life."
- Roger Tory Peterson
(Related: Life, Beginning, World)

"Today is either the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning. Today we are making history."
- Eckhard Pfeiffer
(Related: History, Beginning, End, Today)

"Death is the beginning of something."
- Edith Piaf
(Related: Death, Beginning)

"In genetic epistemology, as in developmental psychology, too, there is never an absolute beginning."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Beginning, Psychology)

"At the beginning of the season, I set my goal to see if I can lead the league in scoring, because I feel I have that kind of ability. A lot of guys say it, but it's not really in their grasp. I feel that's really in my grasp."
- Paul Pierce
(Related: Goal, Ability, Beginning)

"At fifty, that is in 1880, I formulated the idea of unity, without being able to render it. At sixty, I am beginning to see the possibility of rendering it."
- Camille Pissarro
(Related: Idea, Possibility, Beginning, Being, Unity)

"It seems to me that in our lifetime we have passed from the wreck of liberal humanism to the beginning of a new recognition of dogma: isn't it rather tremendous?"
- Ruth Pitter
(Related: Beginning, Humanism, Liberal)

"Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man."
- Plato
(Related: Truth, Gods, Beginning, Man)

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."
- Plato
(Related: Work, Beginning)

"I knew from the beginning that privacy was going to be a huge issue, especially with regard to applying Total Information Awareness in counterterrorism. Because if the technology development was successful, a logical place to apply it was inside the United States."
- John Poindexter
(Related: Technology, Successful, Development, Awareness, Beginning, Information, Privacy, states, United)

"The journey has been incredible from its beginning."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Beginning, Journey)

"The eye searches for shapes. It searches for a beginning, a middle, and an end."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Beginning, End, Eye)

"Those theologians who are beginning to take the doctrine of creation very seriously should pay some attention to science's story."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Science, Attention, Beginning, Creation, Doctrine)

"With a movie you're creating from the beginning this particular work, let's not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art, let's just call them bits of popular culture, whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident a movie becomes a work of art."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Art, Movies, Work, Accident, Beginning, Culture, Popular)

"Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was."
- Jackson Pollock
(Related: Beginning, Compliment, End, Painting)

"Newt correctly assumes that the American public is beginning to look down the road and at least distinguish the landmarks on either side and know where it wants go. We have a chance to lead it there."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: American, Beginning, Chance, Public, Road)

"Well, right now, I'm very fascinated with 1920s Berlin. I mean, probably the more interesting thing would be to go to the beginning of civilization or precivilization - like polytheistic times. It would be interesting to see what came before modern religion and culture - what circumstances created the environment or the need for it."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Religion, Civilization, Beginning, Circumstances, Culture, Environment, Now, Right)

"To the extent that I come from a deeply religious tradition and have been contending with those beginnings all of my life - that constitutes the subject of much of my early fiction."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: Life, Beginnings, Fiction, Religious, Tradition)

"In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded."
- Terry Pratchett
(Related: Beginning, Nothing)

"In the beginning, people think vulnerability will make you weak, but it does the opposite. It shows you're strong enough to care."
- Victoria Pratt
(Related: People, Beginning, Care, Vulnerability, Will)

"I read every script from beginning to end, and I read every draft that I can. I like the show, I like the character, and I want to protect both of those things."
- Victoria Pratt
(Related: Character, Beginning, Draft, End, Want)

"Since the beginning, it was just the same. The only difference, the crowds are bigger now."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Beginning, Crowds, Difference, Now)

"If I can tell you the story from beginning to end in five minutes, I'm ready to start writing. Then it's a constant spreading out of that five minutes."
- Richard Price
(Related: Beginning, End, Writing)

"I always work the same way, starting from the beginning of the weekend, so I know at the beginning of the race, from all that I have analysed during the practice, whether I will win the race or not."
- Alain Prost
(Related: Work, Beginning, Practice, Race, Weekend, Will)

"We have been so trying to convince them from the very beginning of our organization, but with no success."
- George Haven Putnam
(Related: Success, Beginning, Trying)

"Thus, the poet's word is beginning to strike forcefully upon the hearts of all men, while absolute men of letters think that they alone live in the real world."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Men, Beginning, Letters, Word, World)

"I am convinced that when the history of international law comes to be written centuries hence, it will be divided into two periods: the first being from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century, and the second beginning with the Hague Conference."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: History, Beginning, Being, End, First, Law, Will)

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Work, Beginning, Being, Giving)

"Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Life, Beginnings)

"Everything that has a beginning comes to an end."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Beginning, End)

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end."
- Gilda Radner
(Related: Beginning, End, Ending, Now, Poems)

"When I talk about the assets, that was at the beginning of the talks. I was president then. I'm not president now. When I said it, this would be a sign of goodwill to begin the talks."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Beginning, Goodwill, Now, President, Talk)

"I told my agents that I didn't want to go on the audition. But as that was happening I called my mom, who has been watching the show from the beginning, and my mom said, 'It's the coolest show. You have to go.'"
- Mary Lynn Rajskub
(Related: Mom, Beginning, Want)

"Linux evolved in a completely different way. From nearly the beginning, it was rather casually hacked on by huge numbers of volunteers coordinating only through the Internet."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Beginning, Internet, Linux, Numbers)

"The beginnings of the hacker culture as we know it today can be conveniently dated to 1961, the year MIT acquired the first PDP-1."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Beginnings, Culture, First, Today)

"In the beginning, there were Real Programmers."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Beginning)

"That was the beginning of modern acting for me. You don't have to tell a camera everything. It gets bored if you do and wants to look elsewhere."
- Stephen Rea
(Related: Acting, Beginning)

"I think we're in the beginning of a bull market. When a bull market begins, nine months later the economy turns around."
- Sumner Redstone
(Related: Beginning, Economy, Months)

"They started to try and keep us off the air in the beginning."
- Della Reese
(Related: Beginning)

"I'm now beginning to feel that the pessimistic vision is not for the movies."
- Karel Reisz
(Related: Movies, Vision, Beginning, Now)

"I call on everyone of goodwill both in Ireland and abroad to join now in ensuring that the beginning of peace becomes a reality, before this year is out. Let us together open a new era in our history."
- Albert Reynolds
(Related: History, Peace, Beginning, Goodwill, Ireland, Now, Open, Reality)

"I thought The Shining was just absolutely wonderful. Stephen King reaches all kinds of people. In the beginning he was just dismissed out of hand, which was terrible."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Thought, People, Beginning)

"I do not read the ancient languages, but I am beginning to study Greek."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Beginning, Study)

"The thing should have plot and character, beginning, middle and end. Arouse pity and then have a catharsis. Those were the best principles I was ever taught."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Character, Beginning, End, Pity, Principles)

"Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time all they've ever been is kicked."
- Little Richard
(Related: Time, People, Beginning, Gay, Thoughtful, World)

"It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Act, Beginning, Violence)

"A beginning is the end of something, always."
- Spider Robinson
(Related: Beginning, End)

"Right from the beginning, I always strived to capture everything I saw as completely as possible."
- Norman Rockwell
(Related: Beginning, Right)

"At the beginning of each year, we have conceptual meetings. How are we going to challenge ourselves this year? So we suggested a transsexual or transgender. And to be honest, I am shocked they let us do it."
- Jai Rodriguez
(Related: Beginning, Challenge, Meetings)

"Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas."
- Richard Roeper
(Related: Beginning, Christmas, Thanksgiving)

"Beginning in June, Alabama seniors previously without prescription drug coverage should begin to see savings of between 10 and 25 percent on their medications."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Beginning, June)

"Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Discipline, Affirmation, Beginning, Delusion)

"Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Beginning, Kids, Ocean)

"Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Health, Wealth, Beginning, Learning, Spirituality)

"More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: War, Beginning, End, Want)

"Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Beginnings, Dictatorship, First, Nation, Newspapers)

"We will be drawing down some troops. If the president wants to try to turn that into the beginning of a success, he actually, I think, has some opportunity."
- Stuart Rothenberg
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Beginning, President, Troops, Will)

"You have come to a stage where you almost have to work on yourself. You know, on finding some tranquility with which to respond to these things, because I realize that the biggest risk that many of us run is beginning to get inured to the horrors."
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: Work, Beginning, Risk, Tranquility)

"Of this our true individual life, our present life is a glimpse, a fragment, a hint, and in its best moments a visible beginning."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Life, Beginning, Moments, Present)

"Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom."
- Theodore Isaac Rubin
(Related: Wisdom, Beginning, Kindness)

"Advice to beginning SF writers? Write a lot, finish what you write, and when it's done, keep sending it out for quite awhile."
- Rudy Rucker
(Related: Advice, Beginning, Writers)

"Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest.The blessing is in the seed."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Beginnings)

"To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Education, Honesty, Beginning, Children)

"Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Beginning, End, Mountains)

"Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Life, Beginning, Dawn, Sun)

"To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Wisdom, Fear, Beginning)

"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Wisdom, Fear, Beginning, Cruelty, Superstition)

"While there are no easy solutions to this problem, the Deficit Reduction Act gets us started in the right direction by beginning with the most obvious, commonsense reforms to save taxpayer dollars."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Act, Beginning, Direction, Obvious, Right)

"Until the June 1967 war I was completely caught up in the life of a young professor of English. Beginning in 1968, I started to think, write, and travel as someone who felt himself to be directly involved in the renaissance of Palestinian life and politics."
- Edward Said
(Related: Life, Politics, Travel, War, Beginning, English, June)

"The necessity to conceptualise has to come very early on, and defining a vector of development for that film also at the beginning of the process will allow you much more freedom as you go along."
- Walter Salles
(Related: Development, Beginning, Film, Freedom, Necessity, Will)

"But I also think that the more you reason collectively about what the project should be at the beginning of the process, the more you can improvise later."
- Walter Salles
(Related: Beginning, Project, Reason)

"As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay."
- Sallust
(Related: Health, Beginning, Blessings, End, Fortune)

"I'm 31 now. I think I'm beginning to understand what life is, what romance is, and what a relationship means."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Life, Romance, Beginning, Now)

"We've restored life where life was extinct. It's no longer sufficient to bring the dead back to life. We must create from the beginning, we must build up our own creature, build it up from nothing."
- Jimmy Sangster
(Related: Life, Beginning, Nothing)

"Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness."
- George Santayana
(Related: Happiness, Knowledge, Beginning)

"Beginning with adolescence, my political formation was oriented in the ideological direction of Marxism. It was natural, being that my thinking was influenced by an atmosphere of active critical resistance. That was the way it was during all of the dictatorship and up to the Revolution of 1974."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Adolescence, Beginning, Being, Dictatorship, Direction, Revolution, Marxism, Thinking)

"The period that I could consider the most important in my literary work came about beginning with the Revolution, and in a certain way, developed as a consequence of the Revolution. But it was also a result of the counterrevolutionary coup of November 1975."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Work, Beginning, Revolution, Literary, Result)

"One can't write without having read - you have to read before beginning to write - and universities offer a very good opportunity to read."
- Nathalie Sarraute
(Related: Opportunity, Beginning)

"In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Mother, Beginning)

"I get involved in the beginning, less in the middle, and very much at the end."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: Beginning, End)

"I think that it can be said of a lot of artists, and myself included, that we made the same record over and over from the beginning."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Artists, Beginning)

"Jesus Christ is the beginning, the middle, and the end of all. In the Gospels he walks in human form upon the earth, and accomplishes the work of redemption."
- Philip Schaff
(Related: Work, Beginning, Christ, Earth, End)

"I had an idea in the beginning to do a book about some of the events that I had covered, just various stories that I've covered. Reporters spend a lot of time telling each other tales about how they covered stories, and that's what this book started out to be."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Time, Idea, Beginning, Events)

"Hitler was good in the beginning, but he went too far."
- Marge Schott
(Related: Beginning)

"Winning starts with beginning."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Winning, Beginning)

"We own the economy. We own the beginning of the turnaround and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery, not go back to the policies of the past under the Bush administration that put us in the ditch in the first place."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Beginning, Economy, First, Past, Want)

"Last year, at the beginning of the year, we couldn't get arrested, so I'll take this. Feast versus famine."
- Josh Schwartz
(Related: Beginning, Famine)

"I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Life, Beginning, Compassion, Ethics)

"In my end is my beginning."
- Mary Queen of Scots
(Related: Beginning, End)

"I got involved in script development from the beginning. It was nice to see how a film gets made right from the beginning. It was quite hands-on for me."
- Dougray Scott
(Related: Development, Beginning, Film, Right)

"I just thought it could make a really cool movie. It's not that it's just a buddy comedy but it's all about two guys hating each other and towards the end they're good friends. I liked that these two guys were best friends from the very beginning, and they're crazy."
- Sean William Scott
(Related: Thought, Beginning, Comedy, End, Friends)

"Young people don't want to be second to anyone. Everyone wants to be an overnight star. Look how many years I had to wait, how many roads I had to travel, how many songs I had to sing. And now I'm just beginning, never ending."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Travel, People, Beginning, Ending, Now, Songs, Want, Years)

"I am still simple, just as if I were beginning."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Beginning)

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."
- Seneca
(Related: Beginning, End)

"I did theater when I was nine, I think. Nine and ten, and that was just the beginning of my whole involvement in acting, my whole interest. I don't really remember it that well. But it was really fun. I mean, it was exciting just to be on stage in front of an audience. It gives you a different kind of rush."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: Acting, Beginning, Fun, Interest, Theater)

"What you really remember at the beginning was that you have to throw a budget together. We made some terrible mistakes at the beginning in my own budget that took us at least a year to catch up on."
- Donna Shalala
(Related: Beginning, Mistakes)

"A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities."
- Eda J. Le Shan
(Related: Dream, Hope, Baby, Beginning, Possibilities, Wonder)

"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Imagination, Beginning, Creation, Desire, Will)

"It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Heart, Beginning, Boats, End, Feeling, Nothing, Pain)

"Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar. That was part of the concept from the beginning, that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo."
- Jules Shear
(Related: Beginning, Guitar, Songs)

"I think the Church is a conduit to God. The Church is not God. And I think that from the very beginning Jesus taught us that."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: God, Church, Beginning)

"I was having trouble making ends meet, and my beginnings weren't meeting either."
- Allan Sherman
(Related: Beginnings, Meeting, Trouble)

"It's a play where something went wrong, 'Cause it's five hours, twelve minutes long. If you sit there, my friend, From beginning 'til end, Then your bladder better be strong!"
- Allan Sherman
(Related: Friend, Beginning, Play, Wrong)

"My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Wisdom, Fear, Beginning, Pride)

"For all the social changes in China can be traced to their early beginnings in the days when the new tools or vehicles of commerce and locomotion first brought the Chinese people into unavoidable contact with the strange ways and novel goods of the Western peoples."
- Hu Shih
(Related: People, Beginnings, Commerce, First, Tools)

"After Leaving Las Vegas I did assume that things would get a lot easier than they've been. But it's just been a mirror of the way my career's been from the beginning, so for it to have changed would have been strange. My career has never been perfect."
- Elisabeth Shue
(Related: Beginning, Career)

"He was mostly leaping tall buildings in the beginning. There were cases where he would leap off a tall building or swoop down, and at that point he would look like he was flying, I suppose. It was just natural to draw him like that."
- Joe Shuster
(Related: Beginning, Building, Flying)

"I did all the work at the beginning up until the point where I couldn't handle the increasingly heavy art production burden alone. I needed, and got, assistance."
- Joe Shuster
(Related: Art, Work, Beginning, Burden, Production)

"In the beginning, we had a great deal of freedom, and Jerry wrote completely out of his imagination - very, very freely. We even had no editorial supervision to speak of, because they were in such a rush to get the thing in before deadline. But later on we were restricted."
- Joe Shuster
(Related: Imagination, Beginning, Freedom)

"A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger."
- Philip Sidney
(Related: Beginning, Bravery, Danger, Knight)

"My experiences have been, from the very beginning, cultural and creative. And my business has been a way of exposing the culture, exposing the artists so that the world could hear and see them."
- Russell Simmons
(Related: Business, Artists, Beginning, Culture, World)

"From the beginning, it has been a no-no for a black man to touch a white woman."
- Nina Simone
(Related: Beginning, Man, Woman)

"Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Beginning, End, Joy, Meditation)

"Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish."
- Barbara Smith
(Related: Faith, Love, Trust, Beginning, Living, Relationships)

"Three months. I was playing the organ for three months. It was a challenge for me in the beginning."
- Jimmy Smith
(Related: Beginning, Challenge, Months)

"I'm just never getting there. I'm getting round to it. I'm beginning to understand it a bit more."
- Mark E. Smith
(Related: Beginning)

"A palindrome is a word or pattern that instead of developing in different directions it folds in on itself so that the beginning and end mirror each other, that they are the same."
- Todd Solondz
(Related: Beginning, End, Word)

"Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality, but for me the driving force since the beginning has always been good work, taking risks, trying new things. If the door opens, go through it. Always go forwards."
- David Soul
(Related: Work, Beginning, Driving, Force, Obligation, Personality, Trying)

"At the end of 1795 and beginning of 1796, I was ordered to write to the Church ministers."
- Joanna Southcott
(Related: Church, Beginning, End)

"And gradually they're beginning to recognize the fact that there's nothing more secure than a democratic, accountable, and participatory form of government. But it's sunk in only theoretically, it has not yet sunk in completely in practical terms."
- Wole Soyinka
(Related: Government, Beginning, Fact, Nothing)

"People are beginning to see that the first requisite to success in life is to be a good animal."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Life, Success, People, Beginning, First)

"I'm supposed to be making comics, so I had to do it the best way I knew how, which is what those guys at the beginning of the Twentieth Century were doing."
- Art Spiegelman
(Related: Beginning)

"People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don't have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: People, Beginning, End)

"As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very beginnings of my reading for pleasure, I read a lot of non-fictional history, particularly historical biography."
- Norman Spinrad
(Related: Science, History, Beginnings, Biography, Fiction, Pleasure, Reading)

"From the beginning, I imagined I would have a long work life."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Life, Work, Beginning)

"Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Love, Time, Fear, Beginning, End, Eternity, Memory, Sense, Symbol)

"On the last day of our five-day work week, we did two performances and we had an audience. It was similar to theatre; we went from beginning to end, and it was very pleasing."
- Jean Stapleton
(Related: Work, Beginning, Day, End, Theatre)

"Thus at the beginning of 1906 it seemed to be established that the emitters of the spectral series of chemical elements are their positive atomic ions."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Positive, Beginning)

"In racing, we have a better chance of it happening quicker because we have attracted good people to come to work for us. It's the beginning of a great adventure, and we're looking forward to it."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Work, People, Adventure, Beginning, Chance, Racing)

"Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over gain, and you will grow stronger until have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember."
- Ben Stein
(Related: Time, Purpose, Beginning, Gain, Will)

"A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Beginning, Garden, Nothing)

"There is a difference between twenty-nine and thirty. When you are twenty-nine it can be the beginning of everything. When you are thirty it can be the end of everything."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Beginning, Difference, End)

"If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?"
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Men, Women, Beginning)

"Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now."
- Mattie Stepanek
(Related: Beginning, Future, Now, Right)

"For me it's absolutely necessary to start from the very beginning. I can't think of coming and contributing something anywhere along the line other than the very start."
- George Stevens
(Related: Beginning)

"The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Time, Beginning, End, Revolution)

"As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Beginning, Democracy, End, Law)

"Young people are forced to mature sooner now than in the '40s. I was doing things at age 14 that guys in the movie were just beginning to do at 16 and 17."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Age, People, Beginning, Now)

"I couldn't stop looking at the award when I received it. It was as if my whole career flashed in front of me, from beginning to the moment I was handed the Golden Globe."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Beginning, Career)

"The future is always beginning now."
- Mark Strand
(Related: Beginning, Future, Now)

"Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning."
- Igor Stravinsky
(Related: Work, Inspiration, Appetite, Beginning, Eating)

"Nothing is more misleading to the youth of a nation than to state the outcome immediately after the beginning as if nothing could have taken place in between."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Beginning, Misleading, Nation, Nothing, State, Youth)

"My wife is beginning to instruct me on means to retrieve dreams, and bit by bit, it does seem to be working."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Dreams, Wife, Beginning)

"I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think."
- Anne Sullivan
(Related: Education, Beginning)

"Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember."
- Anne Sullivan
(Related: Time, Purpose, Beginning, Will)

"From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned."
- Charles Sumner
(Related: History, Beginning, Compromise, Country, Rights, Human rights)

"That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Men, Beginning, Creation, Heaven, Hell, Race)

"In the Christian world... it is believed that angels were created at the beginning, and that heaven was formed of them; and that the Devil or Satan was an angel of light, who, becoming rebellions, was cast down with his crew, and that this was the origin of hell."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Christian, Angels, Beginning, Devil, Heaven, Hell, Light, Satan, World)

"In the life of the spirit there is no ending that is not a beginning."
- Henrietta Szold
(Related: Life, Beginning, Ending, Spirit)

"Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through."
- Wislawa Szymborska
(Related: Beginning, Events, Open)

"I don't know why, but I never felt I was gonna stay with the Stones forever, even right from the beginning."
- Mick Taylor
(Related: Beginning, Right)

"In the beginning I had a real work problem. Every time I had job I had to convince the immigration authorities I was the only man for that job and get a special work permit until I went under contract to MGM."
- Rod Taylor
(Related: Time, Work, Beginning, Job, Man)

"Many a time from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up."
- Terence
(Related: Time, Beginning)

"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Love, Beginning, Smile)

"A lot of people insisted on a wall between modern dance and ballet. I'm beginning to think that walls are very unhealthy things."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: People, Dance, Ballet, Beginning)

"Yet there's a hunger in me still. I'm like only beginning. I feel like I still have so much to learn."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Beginning, Hunger)

"In the beginning there was nothing and God said 'Let there be light', and there was still nothing but everybody could see it."
- Dave Thomas
(Related: God, Beginning, Light, Nothing)

"So China will be having to make some choices as to whose side it wants to be on. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a major improvement in our relationship with them, if they choose correctly."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Beginning, Choices, Improvement, Will)

"It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Beginnings, Evil)

"In the beginning there was the word. The word was Jah. The word is in I, Jah is in I. I make what is good, better, and what is better, best. I follow this in every aspect of life."
- Peter Tosh
(Related: Life, Beginning, Word)

"I'm always amazed by writers who tell me they plan everything at the beginning. I feel their writing days must be very bland."
- Rose Tremain
(Related: Beginning, Writers, Writing)

"If I made a musical in the beginning of my career, it would have been crane shots and tracking shots and people coming out of cakes and whatever, but these techniques are something that I've left behind me."
- Lars von Trier
(Related: People, Beginning, Career)

"Editing is a natural extension of the collage making. It's actually one of the few areas that women were able to excel in in the film industry from the beginning."
- Rachel True
(Related: Women, Beginning, Film)

"I'm just beginning to develop callouses on my fingers, because I haven't played a lot."
- Ike Turner
(Related: Beginning)

"I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things."
- Tina Turner
(Related: Wisdom, Acceptance, Beginning)

"The educated Southerner has no use for an 'R', except at the beginning of a word."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Beginning, Word)

"We'd been noticing how much more important the internet had become - once information is out there in the world now, anyone can get it. Since that was beginning to happen with the record anyway, we figured, OK, let's just stream it for free ourselves."
- Jeff Tweedy
(Related: Beginning, Information, Internet, Now, World)

"I would advise any beginning writer to write the first drafts as if no one else will ever read them - without a thought about publication - and only in the last draft to consider how the work will look from the outside."
- Anne Tyler
(Related: Work, Thought, Beginning, Draft, First, Will, Writer)

"I'm not sure about the selling part, but I've always found that the things I've worn on tour have moved over to what people wear every day. Sometimes the things I wore in the beginning before I had money were things I put together."
- Steven Tyler
(Related: Money, People, Selling, Beginning, Day)

"Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It's just a cycle."
- Mike Tyson
(Related: Time, Beginning, End)

"People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: People, Failure, Beginning, End, Succeed, Will)

"If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Intelligence, Beginning, First)

"When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Truth, Virtue, Beginning, Benevolence, Disorder, Expediency, Right, Shadow)

"Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Beginning, Heaven)

"At the beginning of this album I discovered the computer and had great fun playing with the thing. And I realized that, not being a good keyboard player, I could write things in very small sections, give them a certain feel and mess about with bends on the keyboard."
- Midge Ure
(Related: Beginning, Being, Computer, Fun)

"The story was such that I couldn't make a graceful ending and then make a graceful new beginning. I could have, but I didn't want to. So, it isn't the most graceful way of writing a story. This new story is, I think, is pretty good stuff. I'm pleased with it anyway."
- Jack Vance
(Related: Beginning, Ending, Pretty, Want, Writing)

"More matches are lost through carelessness at the beginning than any other cause."
- Harry Vardon
(Related: Beginning, Cause)

"In the beginning, fear was the dominant motivating force."
- Robert Vaughn
(Related: Fear, Beginning, Force)

"So now it is time to disassemble the parts of the jigsaw puzzle or to piece another one together, for I find that, having come to the end of my story, my life is just beginning."
- Conrad Veidt
(Related: Life, Time, Beginning, End, Now)

"It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Beginning, End)

"It came about as follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics, I wrote the beginnings of many stories. I would get an idea, and then write the beginning, and then never touch it again."
- A. E. van Vogt
(Related: Idea, Beginning, Beginnings, Years)

"The people who voted for President Obama are just beginning to wake up to exactly what they brought in. The 'change' they envisioned is not the 'change' they have gotten."
- Jon Voight
(Related: People, Beginning, President)

"I think that weddings have probably been crashed since the beginning of time. Cavemen crashed them. You go to meet girls. It makes sense."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Time, Beginning, Girls, Sense, Weddings)

"Well, now we have exactly the same situation as at the beginning of the race, only exactly opposite."
- Murray Walker
(Related: Beginning, Now, Race)

"But naturalists are now beginning to look beyond this, and to see that there must be some other principle regulating the infinitely varied forms of animal life."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Life, Beginning, Now)

"It has from the beginning been carried on with as much vigor and as great care of our trade as was consistent with our safety at home and with the circumstances we were in at the beginning of the war."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Home, War, Beginning, Care, Circumstances, Safety, Trade)

"I caution against beginning or ending a quotation with ellipses."
- Bill Walsh
(Related: Beginning, Caution, Ending, Quotation)

"The Federal appropriations process is a marathon, not a sprint, and we are at the beginning of that process."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Beginning, Marathon)

"Make your having dinner out become The Event of the Night, instead of just the beginning."
- John Walters
(Related: Beginning, Night)

"Planet Lucy Press? I incorporated myself to deal with publishing and was calling myself Big Bang Incorporated, which of course has to do with the Big Bang at the beginning of creation."
- Rob Walton
(Related: Beginning, Creation, Press, Publishing)

"In the beginning Remo is a very New York street cop who changes and is changed as he moves along."
- Fred Ward
(Related: Beginning)

"I wrote most of these songs right before the end. A lot of these songs are about that. Even if it's not direct, you can feel the beginning of the end of the breakup in these songs."
- Gene Ween
(Related: Beginning, End, Right, Songs)

"You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story - a beginning, a middle, and an end."
- Len Wein
(Related: Beginning, End, Rules, Will)

"The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Beginning, Dawn, Past, Twilight)

"The past is but the past of a beginning."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Beginning, Past)

"Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Successful, Beginning)

"You read a book from beginning to end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it."
- Jessamyn West
(Related: Business, Beginning, End)

"I met some friends in the end of 10th, beginning of 11th, who were in the popular group so I finished off high school in that group and got to see both sides."
- Shane West
(Related: Beginning, End, Friends, Popular, School)

"To me, the 90's signaled the end of glam rock, the beginning of gangsta rap, and hopefully the beginning and end of boy bands."
- Shane West
(Related: Beginning, End, Rap)

"We based the look on rock 'n roll right from the beginning."
- Vivienne Westwood
(Related: Beginning, Right)

"As far as I am concerned, the first episode of Buffy was the beginning of my career. It was the first time I told a story from start to finish the way I wanted."
- Joss Whedon
(Related: Time, Beginning, Career, First)

"We forget that this music, music made by my brothers and sisters, is still a baby. It's just beginning. When I think of the possibilities, it makes me smile."
- Barry White
(Related: Music, Baby, Beginning, Brothers, Forget, Possibilities, Sisters, Smile)

"Then about 1951 I began writing again, painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth, but which developed into The Tree of Man."
- Patrick White
(Related: Life, Beginning, Earth, Man, Writing)

"Those 40 or 50 national correspondents who had followed Kennedy since the beginning of his electoral exertions into the November days had become more than a press corps - they had become his friends and, some of them, his most devoted admirers."
- Theodore White
(Related: Beginning, Friends, Press)

"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step, and from the beginning think what may be the end."
- Edward Whymper
(Related: Beginning, End, Haste, May, Nothing)

"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."
- Elie Wiesel
(Related: Beginning, Difference, Result)

"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Love, Romance, Beginning)

"Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Friendship, Beginning, Ending, Laughter)

"Man is not an end but a beginning. We are at the beginning of the second week. We are children of the eighth day."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Beginning, Children, Day, End, Man)

"From the beginning, this has been a faith-based ministry."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Faith, Beginning)

"Aware that his disappointment has its source in a defective education, he looks with anxiety on his other daughters, whose minds, like lovely buds, are beginning to open. Where shall he find a genial soil in which he may place them to expand?"
- Emma Willard
(Related: Education, Anxiety, Beginning, Daughters, Disappointment, May, Open)

"For starters, this country embodies something utterly unique: History's first democratic empire. Beginning in the post war era, we have used free trade and democracy to create a series of interlocking relationships that end war."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: War, History, Beginning, Country, Democracy, End, First, Post, Relationships, Trade)

"Rock and Roll has no beginning and no end for it is the very pulse of life itself."
- Larry Williams
(Related: Life, Beginning, End)

"The world's creation has a beginning from the world's point of view, not from God's."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: God, Beginning, Creation, World)

"And that's what I liked about it, because they are, in the beginning, your little beautiful stock figures, who then make a decision to preserve their futures, but the decision they make isn't completely right, and it destroys their futures."
- Kevin Williamson
(Related: Decision, Beginning, Right)

"I've enjoyed being a part of something from the beginning, when we were still finding our footing."
- Douglas Wilson
(Related: Beginning, Being)

"The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: American, Beginning, Revolution)

"I started working on trying to sound like June from the very beginning."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Beginning, June, Sound, Trying)

"The beginning is always today."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Beginning, Today)

"It would seem that the Watergate story from beginning to end could be used as a primer on the American political system."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: American, Beginning, End)

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Life, Beginning, Consciousness, End)

"From the standpoint of observation, then, we must regard it as a highly probable hypothesis that the beginnings of the mental life date from as far back as the beginnings of life at large."
- Wilhelm Wundt
(Related: Life, Beginnings, Observation)

"Being the gateway to a large city, St. Louis, I had felt from the very beginning that somehow this building should symbolize this sense of being a gateway."
- Minoru Yamasaki
(Related: Beginning, Being, Building, Sense)

"The most difficult and complicated part of the writing process is the beginning."
- A. B. Yehoshua
(Related: Beginning, Writing)

"Only beginning to present itself over the horizon."
- Dwight Yoakam
(Related: Beginning, Present)

"The truth is at the beginning of anything and its end are alike touching."
- Kenko Yoshida
(Related: Truth, Beginning, End)

"Life has no beginning, middle or end."
- Marguerite Young
(Related: Life, Beginning, End)

"All the books I have written have been one book, from the beginning."
- Marguerite Young
(Related: Beginning, Books)

"A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print."
- Marguerite Yourcenar
(Related: Family, Beginning, Misfortune, Writer)

"I was forced to be an artist and a CEO from the beginning, so I was forced to be like a businessman because when I was trying to get a record deal, it was so hard to get a record deal on my own that it was either give up or create my own company."
- Jay Z
(Related: Artist, Beginning, Company, Trying)

"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning."
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga
(Related: Time, Beginning, Will)

"Fantasy is, of course, booming, and I think it's beginning to stretch its range as well."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Beginning, Fantasy)

"And, I may add, from what totally unexpected sources come many of those who from the comparatively modest beginning in the chorus rise to the heights of really great achievement in the theatrical profession."
- Florenz Ziegfeld
(Related: Achievement, Beginning, May, Profession)

"From beginning to end I worried that Ang Lee wouldn't be satisfied with my work. So I worked as hard as I could to earn his trust, because you only get a chance like this once."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Trust, Work, Beginning, Chance, End)