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Year Figure

I figure that that has a ten year cycle. At the end of that ten years, I began to get worried that I would run into what is known as the writer's block, the feeling of not being able to do these things.

- A. E. van Vogt

Think More

IQ in general has improved since tests first began. Psychologists think that this is because modern life becomes ever more complicated.

- A. N. Wilson

Audience Learned

I began to work the stage and get the audience into it. I also learned how to have fun out there. It is something I will never forget.

- Aaliyah

Celebrity Held

My celebrity has held steady since the day I began acting. I don't view it as celebrity. I'm just a worker.

- Adam Goldberg

Love Nine

I fell in love with reading when I was allowed to choose whatever books I wanted to check out of the library. I was around nine years old when I began choosing my own books in earnest.

- Adriana Trigiani

Work My Life

In terms of finding that first international recognition of my work, coming back to Cannes is such a milestone in my life because it began actually with 'Devdas'.

- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Making Could

I didn't decide I was crazy until 1952. That's when I began making a steady salary and could afford to be crazy.

- Allan Sherman

Like Beating

Whether you like it or not, Paris is the beating heart of Western civilisation. It's where it all began and ended.

- Alan Furst

Journey YouTube

My journey began when I found out about YouTube on how do you make music, and from that, people started explaining me how I had to do it.

- Alan Walker

Naive Professionally

I was so naive when I began acting, professionally.

- Alanna Ubach

Education College

I was in public school until third or fourth grade, and after that, I was homeschooled. I was homeschooled until I was 14, and then when I was 14, I began attending college. Mom was not playing about that education.

- Aldis Hodge

Like Audition

When I was a model, I started with an opinion, but was encouraged to lose it. It began as play-acting, but then I lost sight of myself a bit: so when I did the audition for 'Popworld' and they asked my opinion, I felt like crying with happiness.

- Alexa Chung

Read Russian

By the 1880s, English translations of both the French and the Russian editions were available, and Americans began to read 'War and Peace.'

- Alexander Chee

DNA Attempting

Joseph Mandell and I began by attempting to make chromatography of DNA work.

- Alfred Hershey

Hungrier Fewer

I am as hungry now as I was when I began in the sport. If anything, I am probably a bit hungrier. It is because I know there are fewer tomorrows than yesterdays.

- Allen Johnson

Egypt Like

During my youth, the idea of moving from Lebanon was unthinkable. Then I began to realise I might have to go, like my grandfather, uncles and others who left for America, Egypt, Australia, Cuba.

- Amin Maalouf

Note Threw

When I was 10 years old, I threw a bottle with a note in it in the ocean in Massachusetts, and Harrison Salisbury found it and contacted me. We began a correspondence that lasted for years, and I eventually met him when I was 18.

- Amor Towles

Big Been

I began when I was a child, because I was born and grew up in a little village. And many people ride the horses. So, it was a big - it has been a big passion for me.

- Andrea Bocelli

Composers Vicious

When I began, the guitar was en-closed in a vicious circle. There were no composers writing for the guitar, be-cause there were no virtuoso guitarists.

- Andres Segovia

New Show

At 18 I began painting steadily fulltime and at age 20 had my first New York show at the Macbeth Gallery.

- Andrew Wyeth

Individual Own

As I started to research gorillas, I began to understand that they're all totally individual and idiosyncratic, and they have their own personalities.

- Andy Serkis

Product Born

It's not unusual for a luxury company to be born from a single product and then diversify. Louis Vuitton began with luggage, and Gucci with leather goods.

- Angela Ahrendts

Very Voters

We're getting a very different kind of immigrant now, and it began as a specific plan to bring in lots of more Democratic voters, and it worked.

- Ann Coulter

Which Idea

When I began to be published, people got the idea that I should 'teach writing,' which I have no idea how to do and don't really believe in.

- Anne Carson

Magic Well Known

The sporting fields where Australia's greats began their careers are built and rebuilt with Commonwealth help, as are the halls and community centres where our most of our well-known stars first felt the magic of the stage.

- Anthony Albanese

Thought Think

When I first began to write fiction, I didn't think I was a comic writer; I thought I was a serious writer. I was surprised when the first novel I wrote was regarded as a funny novel.

- Anthony Burgess

Brilliant James

I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book.

- Antonia Fraser

College Say

I say college football began with Rockne.

- Ara Parseghian

Decision Made

I never, ever decided that I had to write a novel because, to me, there's no such decision that ought to be made. It's only something that I felt compelled to do, and it began to evolve.

- Arundhati Roy

By The Time Make Up

I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born.

- Charlie Chaplin

Polar Idea

'The Polar Express' began with the idea of a train standing alone in the woods. I asked myself, 'What if a boy gets on that train? Where does he go?'

- Chris Van Allsburg

Play Fact

I began writing in the 4th grade. As a matter of fact, I produced a play for the entire school. It was about Leif Ericson and the discovery of America.

- Christopher Darden

World Itself

The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him.

- Claude Levi-Strauss

Career Commercial

My acting career began at age three and my parents got me into it. I was in a McDonald's commercial.

- Corey Feldman

City Visiting

I began visiting Lima's prisons back in 2007, when my first novel, 'Lost City Radio,' was published in Peru.

- Daniel Alarcon

Mind Study

While there I began to study the Asian religions as theories of mind.

- Daniel Goleman

Reason Need

Basically, the reason I'm vegan is because when I was about 16 or 17 years old, I began to understand that we don't need to contribute to the killing and exploitation of animals to feed our bodies correctly.

- Daniel Johns

World War I Russian

In the years after World War I, blacks began to migrate to the North and its imagined freedoms in great numbers - 'Russian' came to mean a black who had rushed from the South.

- Darryl Pinckney

Which Amateur

I was an amateur wrestler, which I loved. It was my passion, but I started really late; I was a junior in high school when I began.

- Dave Bautista

Always Greek

The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.

- David Antin

Tell Fiction

I began writing fiction because it was the only way to tell all the intricacies of a real-life spy story.

- David Ignatius

University Part

Modern low temperature physics began with the liquefaction of helium by Kamerlingh Onnes and the discovery of superconductivity at the University of Leiden in the early part of the 20th century.

- David Lee

Work Thought

When I began, I thought that the way one should work was to do all the research and then write the book.

- David McCullough

Understand Need

In time I began to understand that it's when you start writing that you really find out what you don't know and need to know.

- David McCullough

Texas Felt

I grew up in Texas, eating meat five times a day, and I liked meat. But I began being a vegetarian when I was 19 because I found that I felt better.

- Dean Ornish

Using Recorded

When I lived in the U.K., I recorded a lot of ska and rock-steady styles of Jamaican music. But people there weren't accepting it. So I began using a faster reggae beat.

- Jimmy Cliff

Next Distress

The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear, and distress began in our land.

- Joanna Southcott

Baseball Yankees

Baseball has changed dramatically since I began my tenure with the Yankees.

- Joe Torre

Now Appear

The enemy now began to appear from the mast-head.

- John Byng

College Admire

It wasn't until I went to college that I met the theatre people and began to admire them because they were learning a trade that was guaranteed to make money!

- John Davidson

Love Virtually

Well I was on the one hand, the more I played the guitar the more I began to really love the guitar and to love virtually any kind of music that anybody played well on guitar.

- John Fahey

About Had

The Europeans not only colonialized most of the world, they began to colonialize information about the world and its people. In order to do this, they had to forget, or pretend to forget, all they had previously known abut the Africans.

- John Henrik Clarke

Gold Her

The first treasure California began to surrender after the Gold Rush as the oldest: her land.

- John Jakes

Still Wrote

I began writing when I was still in the British Foreign Service, and it was then understood that even if you wrote about butterfly collecting, you used another name.

- John le Carre

Stress Lives

Instead of the traditional emphasis on the sanctity of life, bioethics began to stress the quality of life, meaning that many damaged humans, young and old, don't qualify for personhood because their lives have lost value.

- John Leo

Here Go

Here we are, we're alone in the universe, there's no God, it just seems that it all began by something as simple as sunlight striking on a piece of rock. And here we are. We've only got ourselves. Somehow, we've just got to make a go of it. We've only ourselves.

- John Osborne

Against Threatening

The Indians began to be troublesome all around me, killing and wounding cattle, stealing horses, and threatening to attack us. I was obliged to make campaigns against them and punish them.

- John Sutter

Initiative Projects

In 2008, we began an initiative to outsource projects from our Israeli office to three companies in the Palestinian Territories.

- John T. Chambers

Television Career

None of those jobs were high-profile, but once I was on ET, people then began to associate me with that show. So, that is the thing that many people know me for. When in effect, that was the end of my television career.

- John Tesh

Maybe More People

That's where I began to ask questions that maybe don't have one specific answer. And the more people you get answers from, the richer the environment becomes.

- John Zorn

Still Might

You would go mad if you began to speculate about the impact your novel might have while you were still writing it.

- Jonathan Coe

Work Democrats

When I began my work on how morality varies across the political spectrum, there was a partisan, manipulative element to it. I wanted to help the Democrats win.

- Jonathan Haidt

Access Wrote

It was only as I wrote about it that I began to find paths of access to feelings that were intolerable to me then.

- Jonathan Lethem

Belly Set

Most of the things I've had a producorial involvement on began as things I was going to direct, or I set out to direct myself and realized either I don't have the fire in my belly to do it, or I don't feel like I've licked the story enough.

- Jonathan Mostow

People Second

When I began experimenting, people weren't ready for it. Once it's in its second and third generational stages, people can accept it.

- Joni Mitchell

Career Play

When I began my career, I was constantly referred to as the kid who could play the blues.

- Jonny Lang

Practice Images

I began to despise Lenin, even when I was in the first grade, not so much because of his political philosophy or practice... but because of his omnipresent images.

- Joseph Brodsky

Lewis And Clark

I don't recall exactly when I first began reading about Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery, but I suspect that it was in fourth grade.

- Joseph Bruchac

Within Bonds

Permanent bonds of culture began to be formed between the extreme East and the extreme West of Europe by intermarriage, by commerce, by the admission of the nobles of Byzantium within the orders of chivalry.

- Joseph Jacobs

Existence Within

I AM what is called a Feminist. Thirty years ago I left a monastery and began a sane human existence. Within two or three years, I find, I was defending the rights of women.

- Joseph McCabe

Love Guilt

I began to realize that when people experience the love of God, it casts out their fear and frees them from guilt.

- Joseph Prince

Wanting Period

One of the things that interests me about the Regency period is how women began to stir under the thumbs of men, wanting more and bigger freedoms.

- Julia London

Discussions Suddenly

Since the intervention in Afghanistan, we suddenly began to notice when, in political discussions, we found ourselves only among Europeans or Israelis.

- Jurgen Habermas

Career Identified

When I began my political career, I identified with Malcolm X.

- Ayman Odeh

Actress Get

I only began to sing because I couldn't get a job as an actress.

- Barbra Streisand

About Assault

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago, during and immediately after World War II.

- Barry Commoner

Beginning Became

I never really wanted to be an actor. And that was the beginning of it, I began to write things down and eventually became a writer on a television show.

- Barry Levinson

Over Access

The first and pivotal negotiations over global access to AIDS drugs began in Geneva in 1991. They lasted two years, but confidential minutes suggest they were doomed the first day.

- Barton Gellman

Young Before

I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting, someone would ask me to get coffee.

- Bella Abzug

Think Career

Working with Mrs. Clarke at The Gryphon School is when I really began to think of acting as a potential career.

- Ben Hardy

Born Founded

After my grandfather began to be successful, he returned to the village where he was born and founded a primary school.

- Guler Sabanci

Childhood More

First published in 1984 when I was nothing more than sticks of bone at seven, 'Dragons of Autumn Twilight' began what would be one of the icons of my grunge-stained disenchanted childhood.

- Ben Peek

Home Run Took

After I'd hit a home run and took my position in the field, the fans in the bleachers began throwing packages of tobacco at me. I stuffed them in my pocket.

- Hank Sauer

Sports Young

I loved to do sports when I was young. We were on a family holiday and went sailing. I just loved it. And there, you can say, life began to change for me.

- Hannah Mills

Year Import

But I now entered on my fifteenth year - a sad epoch in the life of a slave girl. My master began to whisper foul words in my ear. Young as I was, I could not remain ignorant of their import.

- Harriet Ann Jacobs

Severity Set

As the winter set in with its customary Canadian severity the real trouble of the French began. They did not suffer from the cold, but they were dying of scurvy.

- Harry Johnston

Deep Always

I began working quite young, writing, growing, maturing, always striving to top myself - to make people laugh hard at things they know and believe deep in their hearts to be true.

- Bill Hicks

Rain Which

The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfilment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall.

- Helen Garner

Wrote Seemed

As soon as I began, it seemed impossible to write fast enough - I wrote faster than I would write a letter - two thousand to three thousand words in a morning, and I cannot help it.

- Helen Hunt Jackson

Doing Very

The boys of my people began very young to learn the ways of men, and no one taught us; we just learned by doing what we saw, and we were warriors at a time when boys now are like girls.

- Black Elk

Radical Seemed

In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical turn to seeing things as the camera sees them, with that technological modification. I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this.

- Henry Flynt

Wrote Lives

When I wrote about the French Revolution, I didn't choose to write about aristocrats; I chose characters who began their lives in provincial obscurity.

- Hilary Mantel

Reading Born

A few years after my first son was born, he wanted to know how we chose his name, so I began reading him the story of Noah's Ark.

- Boris Becker

Reflection Discover

When I began to write my books about Coalwood, I was surprised to discover, upon reflection, that it wasn't an ordinary place at all.

- Homer Hickam

London Could

I began cycling round the Serpentine because it was the only closed route in London where I could ride traffic-free.

- Bradley Wiggins

Keeper Persuaded

Today we know that World War II began not in 1939 or 1941 but in the 1920's and 1930's when those who should have known better persuaded themselves that they were not their brother's keeper.

- Hubert H. Humphrey

Sports Bought

In '87 - four years after 'Sports' was released - my family and I began vacationing in Montana. I soon bought my first piece of land in Ravalli County, in the western part of the state.

- Huey Lewis

Half Knew

I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning. It was when I started to talk to people working out there, I began to find what I was looking for.

- Ian Botham

Success Is Projects

Past success is no guarantee of future success, so I have learned to be an entrepreneur. I began to produce and direct my own projects.

- Ian Ziering

World Were

I began to live as if there were no one save God and me in the world.

- Brother Lawrence