Quotations on Ending

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We expect President Bush to implement his own vision of a two-state solution, the birth of the Palestinian State and the ending of the occupation that started in 1967.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Vision, Ending, Occupation, President, Solution, State)

The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Change, Ending, Potential, Want)

What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Death, Ending, Play, Tragedy, Years)

In the best farce today we start with some absurd premise as to character or situation, but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Character, Ending, Today)

The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence: and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!
- Roland Barthes
(Keywords: Policy, Being, Ending, Trouble)

As the war on terrorism spreads and prolongs, the fruits of ending the threat of terrorism around the world will be tempered with a whole new series of problems to be addressed and resolved.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: War, Ending, Problems, Terrorism, Will, World)

The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
- Mary Catherine Bateson
(Keywords: Death, Ending, Meaning)

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)

A complete life may be one ending in so full an identification with the oneself that there is no self left to die.
- Bernard Berenson
(Keywords: Life, Ending, May, Self)

People in the world can never imagine the length of days to those in asylums. They seemed never ending, and we welcomed any event that might give us something to think about as well as talk of.
- Nellie Bly
(Keywords: People, Ending, Talk, World)

Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Business, Faith, People, American, Congress, Ending, Listening, Symbol, Washington)

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

One of the things I want to do that's outside the realm of acting and the arts - although both have their place in this - is ending childhood hunger here in America.
- Jeff Bridges
(Keywords: Acting, America, Childhood, Ending, Hunger, Want)

States should have the right to enact laws... particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Life, End, Ending, Laws, Practice, Right, states)

Death doesn't frighten me; now I can think peacefully of ending a long life.
- Jeanne Calment
(Keywords: Death, Life, Ending, Now)

We owe our troops more than rhetoric; we owe them a real plan. The Administration has yet to put forward a strategy for achieving stability in Iraq, ending the conflict, and handing over sovereignty to the people of Iraq and the new Iraqi government.
- Dennis Cardoza
(Keywords: Government, People, Strategy, Conflict, Ending, Iraq, Rhetoric, Stability, Troops)

Generally my typical books have lots of twists and turns a big surprise ending and then usually another surprise at the end and ideally, as in Garden of Beasts, we get to the very end and we find at the last few pages that there's yet another surprise.
- Jeffery Deaver
(Keywords: Books, End, Ending, Garden)

It's a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself.
- Dale Earnhardt
(Keywords: Battle, Ending, Trying)

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both.
- Tryon Edwards
(Keywords: Sacrifice, Hope, Compromise, Ending, Loss, Right)

There couldn't have been a better Hollywood ending for us. It's beyond baseball. It's rooting for your family.
- Jimmy Fallon
(Keywords: Family, Baseball, Ending, Hollywood)

It's precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Life, Ending, Meaning, Sound)

In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading.
- J. F. C. Fuller
(Keywords: Men, War, Army, Ending, Leading, Nothing, Talking, World, World war)

The civil unrest of recent days must come to an end, and the healing process must begin for the future of the community. We will provide assistance both in ending the violence and enabling the healing process in Benton Harbor.
- Jennifer Granholm
(Keywords: Community, End, Ending, Future, Healing, Violence, Will)

As an actor, I think a mistake that any storyteller can make is to play the ending.
- John Hawkes
(Keywords: Mistake, Actor, Ending, Play)

The Eagles ended on a rather abrupt note, although in retrospect I realize now that it had been ending for quite some time.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Time, Eagles, Ending, Now)

I think I would say 'The King's Speech' is surprisingly funny, in fact the audiences in London, Toronto, LA, New York commented there's more laughter in this film than in most comedies, while it is also a moving tear-jerker with an uplifting ending.
- Tom Hooper
(Keywords: Funny, Audiences, Ending, Fact, Film, Laughter, London, Speech)

What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.
- William Dean Howells
(Keywords: American, Ending, Public, Theater, Tragedy)

My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism.
- Patricia Ireland
(Keywords: Women, Decision, Children, Empowerment, Ending, Racism, Want)

I want to reach young women and to get them involved in the mission of the YWCA, economic empowerment of women and girls, and ending racism.
- Patricia Ireland
(Keywords: Women, Empowerment, Ending, Girls, Mission, Racism, Want)

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.
- Pauline Kael
(Keywords: Chance, Ending, Open, Want, Will)

My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life.
- Jack Kevorkian
(Keywords: Life, Duty, End, Ending, Suffering)

To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. You'll rarely find a happy ending in my work.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski
(Keywords: Love, Work, Truth, Ending, Opposition, Suffering)

I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear... that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.
- Harold Kushner
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Ending, Sleep, World)

Pour not on the comforts you want, but upon the mercies you have. Look rather at God's ending in afflicting, than to the measure and degree of your affliction.
- Christopher Love
(Keywords: God, Affliction, Ending, Measure, Want)

As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I'm still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career.
- Hermann Maier
(Keywords: Time, Change, Attitude, Career, Ending, Racing, Ski)

Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely.
- Thurgood Marshall
(Keywords: Discrimination, Ending, Jury)

If my life were a song, what would it be? 'A Never Ending Road of Musical Good Times'.
- Paul McDonald
(Keywords: Life, Ending, Road, Song)

A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.
- Kate Millett
(Keywords: Women, Ending, Revolution, Oppression, Victims)

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.
- Donald G. Mitchell
(Keywords: Dreams, Day, Ending, Spirit, Summer, Youth)

Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq's future is not.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: Commitment, Ending, Future, Iraq, Mission)

In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world - God and yourself. The Bible is the story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator.
- Fulton Oursler
(Keywords: Love, God, Bible, Autobiography, Ending, Man, World)

And meanwhile, the storytellers like me and Anderson, Silverberg... we tell stories. People like them. They want to know how it comes out, they want to know what the ending is.
- Jerry Pournelle
(Keywords: People, Ending, Want)

So instead of talking about theoretical ways of ending the war and violence, I say that we have to get rid of the individual asholes in each office and situation.
- Colin Quinn
(Keywords: War, Ending, Office, Talking, Violence)

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
(Keywords: Beginning, End, Ending, Now, Poems)

So on May 1, 1987, at Gary's invitation, I agreed to see him one last time - to confront him face-to-face about his sincerity and with the intention of ending our brief relationship.
- Donna Rice
(Keywords: Time, Ending, Intention, May, Sincerity)

Any time you're trying to do a movie with a happy ending, it's very difficult because it's been done before and you don't want to be manipulative.
- Tim Robbins
(Keywords: Time, Ending, Trying, Want)

The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending, is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment.
- Jill Robinson
(Keywords: Dream, Idea, American, Commitment, Ending, Responsibility)

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
- Fred Rogers
(Keywords: Anticipation, Ending, Favorite, Holiday, Moments, Pleasure, Suspense)

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
(Keywords: Travel, People, Beginning, Ending, Now, Songs, Want, Years)

Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot.
- William Shatner
(Keywords: Art, Character, Ending, Word, Writing)



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