Quotations on Beginning

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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
(Keywords: People, Beginning, Universe)

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

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
(Keywords: Love, Character, Beginning, End, Television)

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
(Keywords: Gratitude, Beginning, Completion, May, Thankfulness, Words)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Truth, Thoughts, Beginning, Man, World)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Thought, Beginning, End, Theories, Tradition)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Beginning, Cooperation, Courtesy, Information, Years)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Idea, Beginning, First)

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

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Age, Life, Power, Beginning, Ignorance, Light, Reason)

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
(Keywords: War, America, Beginning, Country, Dying, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Today)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Peace, People, American, Beginning, Country, Understanding, Weapons, World)

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
(Keywords: Life, Beginning, Wonder)

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

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
(Keywords: Money, People, Beginning, Now, Today)

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
(Keywords: Change, Time, Beginning, Interest, Now, Schools, World)

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
(Keywords: Change, Time, Ideas, Beginning, Sea)

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
(Keywords: Life, Beginning, Exercise)

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

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
(Keywords: Time, People, Beginning, Creation, Fact, Past, Supernatural, Universe)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Money, Power, Beginning, First, World)

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
(Keywords: Action, Perception, Beginning, Body, Sense, State)

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
(Keywords: Funny, Beginning, End, Right)

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

The Peking man was a thinking being, standing erect, dating to the beginning of the Ice Age.
- Davidson Black
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Home, Beginning, Boys)

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

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
(Keywords: People, Beginning, End, First, Judaism, Present, Study, Tradition)

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
(Keywords: History, Beginning, Country, End, Rights, Race, Voting)

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

The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
- Jean Bodin
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Beginning, Measure, President, Washington, Will)

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

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



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