Quotations on End

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I think my prose reads as if English were my second language. By the time I get to the end of a paragraph, I'm dodging bullets and gasping for breath.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Time, End, English, Language, Prose)

Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.
- Grace Abbott
(Keywords: Time, Children, Disease, End, Labor, Poverty, Treatment, Will)

The question at the end of the day was, the courts having found there was no defense, a producer about to go to jail, should CBS in effect tell the producer go to jail even though there is no law at all that we can use to get you out of jail?
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Day, Defense, Effect, End, Law, Question)

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
- Diane Ackerman
(Keywords: Life, End, Want)

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
- Diane Ackerman
(Keywords: Country, End, Lies, Mystery, Will)

I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I'm a big shoe girl.
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: Work, End, Work ethic)

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

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island, at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams
(Keywords: Chicago, December, End, Force, Islands)

Where annual elections end where slavery begins.
- John Quincy Adams
(Keywords: Elections, End, Slavery)

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: Act, End, Kindness)

In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Wife, Children, Conscience, End, Land, Poor, Years)

The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Education, Happiness, Life, End, Enjoyment, Possession, Satisfaction)

We acknowledge but one motive - to follow the truth as we know it, whithersoever it may lead us; but in our heart of hearts we are well assured that the truth which has made us free, will in the end make us glad also.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Truth, Heart, End, May, Motive, Will)

Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Life, End, Man, Prosperity)

Sure, I suffered a lot. But it's not like the end of the world and it's not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I'm able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Divorce, End, Reality, World)

It means a lot to you, to be out there. The highs are pretty high, and the lows are pretty low. You know, it's easy to feel like you let the team down. I mean, at the end of the day we still got to figure out a way to get through the tie.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Day, End, Pretty)

When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: War, End, Will)

Now even the American command is under siege. We are hitting it from the north, east, south and west. We chase them here and they chase us there. But at the end we are the people who are laying siege to them. And it is not them who are besieging us.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: People, American, End, Now)

When you're doing a deal with someone in the southern Sahara, it's a very different way of doing business than in London. You can't sign them in the usual way because they'd end up getting ripped off, which would defeat the object of setting up a label like this.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Business, Defeat, End, London)

Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we want and at the same time, we always end up with exactly what we deserve.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: Time, Democracy, End, Want)

This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun.
- Mitch Albom
(Keywords: Dying, End, Man, Sun)

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)

I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio with strict discipline and emotion. I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners during the end-of-year admission tests.
- Ralph Allen
(Keywords: Discipline, Awards, Day, Emotion, End, Foreigners, Tests)

At the end of the day, they're happy if you do the obvious songs towards the end of the set and you've got to try and make yourself happy by doing certain songs at the front end of the set.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Day, End, Obvious, Songs)

Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.
- Tim Allen
(Keywords: Women, End, Want)

Never comment on a woman's rear end. Never use the words "large" or "size" with "rear end." Never. Avoid the area altogether. Trust me.
- Tim Allen
(Keywords: Trust, End, Woman, Words)

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Death, End, Freedom, Interest, Justice, Loyalty, Violence, Writing)

I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist - although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Age, Family, Conservative, End, Wonder, World, Wrong)

There's a lot of terrible things goin' on all the time, but you gotta try and have some fun in the end.
- Mose Allison
(Keywords: Time, End, Fun)

Well they have an input into policy but in the end governments are elected to put together policy but the good thing about the Wentworth Group is that you know you've got 11 pretty capable people with a lot of good ideas.
- John Anderson
(Keywords: People, Policy, Ideas, End, Pretty)

But my point is that you design something in the end that precludes any unhealthy trading practices that are not going to serve your environmental or your economic objectives but now is not the time to do it.
- John Anderson
(Keywords: Design, Environmental, Time, End, Now, Objectives)

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)

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Opportunity, End, Isolation, Suffering)

The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him.
- Aharon Appelfeld
(Keywords: People, Biography, Deep, End, Israel, Metaphor, Writing)

I've gone through stages where I hate my body so much that I won't even wear shorts and a bra in my house because if I pass a mirror, that's the end of my day.
- Fiona Apple
(Keywords: Body, Day, End, Hate)

At the end of my trial, I was rather hoping the judge would send me to Australia for the rest of my life.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, End, Rest)

But the thing I felt most strongly about, and put at the end of one of the prison diaries, was education.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Education, Diaries, End, Prison)

The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Happiness, Men, Desire, End, Living, Sense)

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)

When money comes into play then that's all it's about wanting money, who's making the most who can get the most, me, me me... and in the end it screws up the person and the sport.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: Money, End, Play)

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Politics, Science, End, Man)

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)

If journalists ask you again and again about the same bands, you'll end up saying you hate them just because you're so fed up with being asked all those stupid questions.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Keywords: Being, End, Hate, Questions, Saying)

But since day one, we've always been kinda up against it. So at the end, it's not surprising that we were kind of led along for so many months and didn't know what the fate of the show was gonna be. It was... in a weird way, just kind of that was the way it's always been.
- Will Arnett
(Keywords: Day, End, Fate, Months)

Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion.
- Malcolm Arnold
(Keywords: Family, Music, Wife, End, Film, Passion, Writing)

I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you're following your passion.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Life, Blame, Choices, End, Passion, Road, Wrong)

I'd like to do a lot of different stuff. I think it's important as a creative person to keep challenging yourself and keep doing new stuff. If you end up trying to repeat yourself it's death. It just becomes boring and takes the passion out of it. You gotta find stories and characters that you really want to hang out with.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Death, End, Passion, Trying, Want)

In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry, wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only to manslaughter and bawdry.
- Roger Ascham
(Keywords: Time, Books, Chivalry, End, Fathers, Man, Nothing, Reading)

It was a superb agreement to end a war, but a very bad agreement to make a state. From now on, we have to part company with Dayton and try to build a modern democratic state, for which I have tried to lay the foundations.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: War, Agreement, Company, End, Now, State)

Of all the things I do, acting is the thing that grabs most, but there's another level on which it strikes me as being a little silly. In the end you're dressing up and deciding to be somebody.
- Jane Asher
(Keywords: Acting, Being, End, Silly)



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