Quotations on Beginning

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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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

Corona Light has had very faithful stewardship from us from the very beginning in 1989.
- Carlos Alvarez
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Gratitude, Beginning, Completion, May, Thankfulness, Words)

At the beginning Scully was much more sceptical than she is now.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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
(Keywords: Beginning, Community, Revolution, Office)

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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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
(Keywords: Beginning, Collaboration)

The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?'
- Margaret Atwood
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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

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)

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
(Keywords: Beginning, End, Moon)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

In the beginning, there was silence. And out of the silence came the sound. The sound is not here.
- Daniel Barenboim
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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



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