A New Beginning

Sunday, January 2, 2011 – A New Beginning

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings. ~ Dave Weinbaum

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

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

Beginnings are always messy. ~ John Galsworthy

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

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. ~ Lewis Carroll

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

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set. ~ Lyn Yutang

I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards. ~ Alberto Salazar

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on. ~ Robert Byrne

The beginning of thought is in disagreement – not only with others but also with ourselves. ~ Eric Hoffer

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. ~ Louis L’Amour, Lonely on the Mountain

Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done. ~ George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara

You’re searching, Joe, for things that don’t exist; I mean beginnings. Ends and beginnings – there are no such things. There are only middles. ~ Robert Frost

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

A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end… but not necessarily in that order. ~ Jean-Luc Godard

The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first. ~ Blaise Pascal

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

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life. ~ Federico Fellini

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

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

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

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

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded. ~ Terry Pratchett

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

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

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

The beginning is always today. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft

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

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

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

With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere. ~ Peter Robert Fleming

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. ~ Andre Gide