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Beginning

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Process Most

The most difficult and complicated part of the writing process is the beginning.

- A. B. Yehoshua

Over Stories

It came about as follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics, I wrote the beginnings of many stories. I would get an idea, and then write the beginning, and then never touch it again.

- A. E. van Vogt

Want Idea

I'm starting to realize that people are beginning to want to know about me. It's a jolly strange idea.

- A. N. Wilson

Pretty Very

When I first started, I just wanted to work. I wouldn't necessarily do anything, but I'd pretty much almost do anything at the very beginning.

- Aaron Paul

I Think About

I think, because of the lack of guaranteed contracts in the league, there's hesitancy to speaking your minds at times. But I feel like there could be a movement beginning where guys are feeling a little more comfortable talking about things that are important to them.

- Aaron Rodgers

Middle Part

It's nice to know when you're a part of a story, it's nice to know at least something about the beginning, middle, and end.

- Aaron Stanford

Geniuses Part

I always used to watch 'The Daily Show,' and there were all these comedic geniuses there. I didn't know if I was going to be hired full time or not. At the beginning, I was sort of hired as a part time, on and off guy. When I first got hired - it was August 2006 - and I was working on and off, and they'd call me whenever.

- Aasif Mandvi

Everybody Films

Everybody knows that I am not usually patient enough to actually sit down and watch one of my own films from the beginning to the end - I never do.

- Abbas Kiarostami

Turn Around

The more I support with my economic plans the building of a middle class, the quicker they're going to turn around and say, 'Hey, we want a bigger say in things.' So, I knew what I was getting into right at the beginning. It's the right thing to do.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Start New

I've really enjoyed starting Quora from the beginning. It's really nice to have a new start to things.

- Adam D'Angelo

Reason Like

I'm not a good rapper. For whatever reason, my brain does not work that way. I just do the beginning, like, 'Yeah, yeah! Ha ha! Woo! What up? Come on! Get at me!' I'm Captain Hook.

- Adam DeVine

Line Like

As the finish line for 2017 begins to come into focus, I'm beginning to wonder what an Uber turnaround would look like.

- Adam Lashinsky

Straightforward

In theory, cars are fairly simple. If they don't start, it's either the fuel system or the electrical system. Teach yourself about the path of each in your engine and tracing it is fairly straightforward. But at the beginning, mastering each new system seems like an unreachable shore. The car is effectively a black box.

- Adam Savage

Ruled Rulers

As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

End Stop

The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Built Before

At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition, it's at that point that I intend to renew it because the present is built on the past just as the past was built on the times that went before it.

- Adolf Loos

Dancing Club

Anytime I'm at a club or a party, I'm dancing from beginning to end.

- Agnes Bruckner

Worked Alongside

Turkey has worked alongside its allies from the beginning.

- Ahmet Davutoglu

City Project

I see the Beijing National Stadium as an architectural project. I accepted Herzog and De Meuron's invitation to collaborate on the design, and our proposal won the competition. From beginning to end, I stayed with the project. I am committed to fostering relationships between a city and its architecture.

- Ai Weiwei

Goodwill About

When I talk about the assets, that was at the beginning of the talks. I was president then. I'm not president now. When I said it, this would be a sign of goodwill to begin the talks.

- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Been Very

Net neutrality has been in place since the very beginning of the Internet.

- Al Franken

I Think Needed

I think it's harder for people than it should be. But as more and more of us become carbon neutral and change the patterns in our lives to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem, we are now beginning to see the changes in policy that are needed.

- Al Gore

Career Singer

Since the beginning of my recording career in 1975, I have had a little difficulty because the pop stations think I'm a jazzer who doesn't have a feeling for pop, so it's hard to get my records played. Similarly, black urban radio doesn't understand that with my R&B roots, I am more than a jazz singer. So I get pigeonholed.

- Al Jarreau

London Very

It's striking and unique in London how you know to create this alchemy between the concept, the food, the music, the staff. From the beginning to the end, with all these different elements, it tells a full story that you know very well how to develop and cultivate.

- Alain Ducasse

Practice Always

I always work the same way, starting from the beginning of the weekend, so I know at the beginning of the race, from all that I have analysed during the practice, whether I will win the race or not.

- Alain Prost

Woman Things

There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.

- Alan Bleasdale

About Wrote

I started writing in my 20s. I just wanted to write, but I didn't have anything to write about, so in the beginning, I wrote entertainments - mainly murder mysteries.

- Alan Furst

Emotions My Own

I found a greater identity with my own emotions in the Armenian culture as I grew older, as well as from the beginning, although I didn't know anything about it.

- Alan Hovhaness

Middle About

The point about a great story is that it's got a beginning, a middle and end.

- Alan Rickman

Before Took

I did commit to myself that I would not jump back into being the workaholic that I can be before I gave myself an honest opportunity to create the marriage of my dreams and to create the beginning of the family of my dreams, and that took a hot second.

- Alanis Morissette

Strong Play

It's a play where something went wrong, 'Cause it's five hours, twelve minutes long. If you sit there, my friend, From beginning 'til end, Then your bladder better be strong!

- Allan Sherman

Movie Some

It wasn't until the movie came out that it all changed for us. Some people say it was the start of Ten Years After, but in another way, it was the beginning of the end.

- Alvin Lee

Self-Esteem

At age 14, you are just beginning to work out who you think you are, and being famous is a huge distortion of reality, and it's not healthy for a young person to be considered more special than their peers. So, I would say it hindered my self-esteem but in later years gave me a great perspective that I wouldn't have if I hadn't experienced that.

- Amanda de Cadenet

I Think Nine

I did theatre when I was nine, I think. Nine and ten, and that was just the beginning of my whole involvement in acting, my whole interest. I don't really remember it that well. But it was really fun. I mean, it was exciting just to be on stage in front of an audience. It gives you a different kind of rush.

- Amanda Seyfried

Best Eyes

When I looked into the eyes of the people who knew Laci best, I saw something I didn't want to see: a group of people who desperately loved Laci, and who were beginning to suspect she wasn't coming home.

- Amber Frey

Always Very

In my screenplays - from the very beginning I've always used tape. I talk my screenplays. And then have somebody transcribe them.

- Albert Brooks

Jazz Jumps

Jazz music, as is also the case with the old down-home spirituals, gospel and jubilee songs, jumps, shouts and moans, is essentially an American vernacular or idiomatic modification of musical conventions imported from Europe, beginning back during the time of the early settlers of the original colonies.

- Albert Murray

Goodwill Before

I call on everyone of goodwill both in Ireland and abroad to join now in ensuring that the beginning of peace becomes a reality, before this year is out. Let us together open a new era in our history.

- Albert Reynolds

Other Reverent

I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.

- Albert Schweitzer

Threatening

At the beginning, because the lives of the hostages were at stake, then during this silent period we have taken several measures like not accepting the ultimatum of the terrorists threatening to kill our foreign affairs minister.

- Alberto Fujimori

Behind About

Everything I hated about L.A. I'm beginning to crave. L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal. I used to hate that.

- Alec Baldwin

Faith Sensation

From the beginning, the sensation of the marvelous presupposes faith.

- Alejo Carpentier

Here Very

The very beginning of European aesthetics started from Florence. Everything here was beauty, money, and creativity, the power of the good money.

- Alessandro Michele

Thought Isolated

Enron had already collapsed and filed for bankruptcy protection by the beginning of 2002. But despite complaints from short sellers that corporations had used accounting gimmickry to inflate their profits, many investors thought the crisis at Enron was an isolated case.

- Alex Berenson

Pleasure

What we are only now beginning to fully realize is that in seeking material pleasure too constantly, the capacity for enjoyment or fulfillment decreases and eventually becomes exhausted.

- Alex Campbell

May Been

We, in our Province, are beginning to realize and appreciate that our slowness in keeping up with our North American neighbours may well have been a blessing in disguise.

- Alex Campbell

Been Very

So I had the worst experience at the very beginning, and things have been getting better since.

- Alex Cox

I Wish Over

A lot of the biking sequences in the beginning, like going down the steps and over the ramp, I of course didn't do any of that stuff. I wish I could have but I didn't.

- Alex D. Linz

Death More

Death is either an incredible ending to a story or, more often than not if you ask the right questions, it's the beginning of a story.

- Alex Graves

Never Left

Since the beginning of LearnVest, I've never left the office for food.

- Alexa Von Tobel

Palace Still

The year was 1882. The palace was the Luxembourg Palace: the ball, the Senat Bal, held at the beginning of autumn. It was still warm, and so the garden was used as well. I was the soprano. I was Lilliet Berne.

- Alexander Chee

Places Toward

In the beginning I pushed toward perfection, but it takes time to get to certain places.

- Alexander Wang

Law Chaos

There is no way to order chaos. It's the fundamental theory at the beginning and end of everything; it's the ultimate law of nature. There's no way to win against unpredictability, to suit up completely against accidents.

- Alexandra Fuller

Audience Lefty

Reddit has attracted a lefty, libertarian audience since the beginning.

- Alexis Ohanian

Some Touched

The first time I saw nitroglycerine was in the beginning of the Crimean War. Professor Zinin in St. Petersburg exhibited some to my father and me, and struck some on an anvil to show that only the part touched by the hammer exploded without spreading.

- Alfred Nobel

Doing Movie

In the beginning, I was doing whatever came my way. But that's how life is. I am not sitting around calling a 'daddy' to make a movie for me.

- Ali Fazal

Career Been

I'm in a stage where I feel like I need to retrain my mind, because since the beginning of my career, I've been such a fighter and a little hustler and someone who just tried to stay afloat in this business.

- Ali Larter

Some Replied

I had a job, I got ill, I left the job to get better, and while I was getting better, I wrote some stories. I sent them to some publishers and the fifth one who replied said they'd take them. Then they went bankrupt. Then that bankrupt publisher got bought by a bigger firm. Story: in the end is the beginning, and in the beginning is the end.

- Ali Smith

Will Read

At the beginning of every semester, I ask my graduate students whether there is something I should read that will help me understand their work.

- Alice McDermott

Woman Mostly

Naturally, my stories are about women - I'm a woman. I don't know what the term is for men who write mostly about men. I'm not always sure what is meant by 'feminist.' In the beginning, I used to say, 'Well, of course I'm a feminist.' But if it means that I follow a kind of feminist theory, or know anything about it, then I'm not.

- Alice Munro

Color Survive

America is not nearly done. We're only in the beginning. Who knows who we will be? Who knows... what color we will be? It is all something that, maybe, our descendants - if they survive that long - will see.

- Alice Walker

Very Banks

I'm very disappointed in Obama. I was very much in support of him in the beginning, but I cannot support war. I cannot support droning. I cannot support capitulating to the banks.

- Alice Walker

Through Set

The donning of the ear buds marks the beginning of teen life, when children set off on their own for the passage through adolescence.

- Amity Shlaes

Love Feel

I really feel that most things are difficult at the beginning and they become fun, something you love, only after you've worked at them. Making children do something hard can, in the long run, be a great parental service.

- Amy Chua

Career About

At the beginning of my career as a writer, I felt I knew nothing of Chinese culture. I was writing about emotional confusion with my mother related to our different beliefs. Hers was based in family history, which I didn't know anything about. I always felt hesitant in talking about Chinese culture and American culture.

- Amy Tan

Difficult Issues

My parents are aging and there are difficult issues. It's strange to have children at the beginning of life and parents nearing the end.

- Amy Waldman

Grateful Been

I'm grateful for the fans who've been there from the beginning and am excited about how we've grown and how we've evolved now.

- Andra Day

Curve Became

I became CEO at the beginning of the hit on old economy stocks. When something like that occurs in your first six months as a CEO of a more traditional branded firm, it makes for a fast learning curve.

- Andrea Jung

Clear Going

It was clear from the beginning that I was going to be a musician.

- Andrew Gold

Dreamer Always

I started with no money. I had to borrow money in the beginning. I'm always a dreamer. I dream and envision what to do, then my wife will help me realize those dreams. I always conceptualize.

- Andrew Gotianun

Benefits Crucial

It does kids no favors, and sets them up for a potential lifetime of poor health and social embarrassment, to excuse them from family meals of real food. Everyone benefits from healthy eating, but it is particularly crucial at the beginning of life.

- Andrew Weil

Study Idea

I study orbital dynamics as a hobby. My idea of a good time is sitting down and drawing on that knowledge to imagine a space mission from beginning to end, getting as many details right as I can.

- Andy Weir

More Advanced

3D is quite a lot more advanced in animated movies; for live-action movies we're just taking baby steps, we're just in the beginning.

- Ang Lee

Country Sometime

At the beginning of the 60's our country called the foreign workers to come to Germany and now they live in our country. We kidded ourselves a while, we said: 'They won't stay, sometime they will be gone.' But this isn't reality.

- Angela Merkel

Nothing Worse

There's nothing worse than trying to patch something or make do. If there wasn't something there in the beginning, it won't be there at the end.

- Angus Young

Move Developing

Developing characters is a strange thing. In the beginning they are abstract and I wonder how to move on from there.

- Ann Brashares

Middle Plot

Grief doesn't have a plot. It isn't smooth. There is no beginning and middle and end.

- Ann Hood

Born Very

The one thing that never changes in America is that the white straight male is born with a promise. Women are not promised very much, and we embody our disappointment from the beginning.

- Anna D. Shapiro

Been Very

I didn't build Auntie Anne's alone. That would have been impossible. From the very beginning, we had a team around us that was exceptional. Our company was successful because of the dedicated people who worked for us.

- Anne F. Beiler

Career Still

That's such a thrill - a story I wrote at the beginning of my career, and it's still packin' the house.

- Anne McCaffrey

Middle Arouse

The thing should have plot and character, beginning, middle and end. Arouse pity and then have a catharsis. Those were the best principles I was ever taught.

- Anne Rice

Thought Which

I thought The Shining was just absolutely wonderful. Stephen King reaches all kinds of people. In the beginning he was just dismissed out of hand, which was terrible.

- Anne Rice

Grow Over

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.

- Anne Sullivan

Thought About

I would advise any beginning writer to write the first drafts as if no one else will ever read them - without a thought about publication - and only in the last draft to consider how the work will look from the outside.

- Anne Tyler

Only About

At the beginning of 1955 only about 60 percent of American homes had TVs.

- Annette Funicello

Childish Prophet

Jeremiah is a most melancholy prophet. He wails from beginning to end; he is often childish, is rarely indecent, and although it may be blasphemy to say so, he and his 'Lamentations' are really not worth reading.

- Annie Besant

Thought Viewer

I was a diehard fan of '24' since the beginning. But being on the show, there was stuff I never thought about as a viewer, like, wow, it's going to be a single day for 10 months out of your life - you have to look exactly the same every day.

- Annie Wersching

Father Why

My father wanted a boy. I was supposed to be called Albert. That was probably the beginning of why things got so complicated, because I wasn't a boy.

- Anouska Hempel

Show Ballet

The first show I did was 'The Nutcracker' ballet. I was one of the kids who comes out in the beginning.

- Ansel Elgort

Play Almost

My dad was always taking photos of us at home, and even on set - he'd bring us along and stick us in the photos in the background. It was almost the beginning of acting for me, like, 'Hey, you go over there and play basketball in the background, and don't even think about the camera.'

- Ansel Elgort

New Ruins

Ruins, for me, are the beginning. With the debris, you can construct new ideas. They are symbols of a beginning.

- Anselm Kiefer

Artist Mankind

What does the artist do? He draws connections. He ties the invisible threads between things. He dives into history, be it the history of mankind, the geological history of the Earth or the beginning and end of the manifest cosmos.

- Anselm Kiefer

Fact I Write

That was par for the course but I also found that commissions were being canceled and in fact I considered this directly libelous - I write biographies for a living as well as being a journalist - for a non fiction book to be called fiction from beginning to end.

- Anthony Holden

Telling Very

Throughout history, story telling was at the very beginning of life.

- Anthony Horowitz

Like Almost

I see Grand Challenge not as the end of the robotics adventure we're on: it's almost like the beginning.

- Anthony Levandowski

Stupid Very

The British bombing of Caen beginning on D-Day in particular was stupid, counter-productive and above all very close to a war crime.

- Antony Beevor

Been German

At the beginning of June 1944, the war was reaching a climax. German troops had been brutalised by the savagery of the ongoing fighting in Russia, where the Red Army was secretly preparing its vast encirclement of the Germans' Army Group Centre.

- Antony Beevor

Process Middle

The difference between 'lighght' and another type of poem with more words is that it doesn't have a reading process. Even a five-word poem has a beginning, middle, and end. A one-word poem doesn't. You can see it all at once. It's instant.

- Aram Saroyan

Tragedy Middle

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

Desire Natures

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