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Well Ended

A well begun is half ended.

- A. C. Benson

Passionate Very

There's a very passionate pro-chewing movement on the Internet called Chewdiasm. They say that we should be chewing 50 to 100 times per mouthful, which is insane. I tried that. It takes like a day and a half to eat a sandwich. But their basic idea is right. If you chew, you'll eat slower and you will get more nutrients.

- A. J. Jacobs

Grammar Philosopher

A philosopher once said, 'Half of good philosophy is good grammar.'

- A. P. Martinich

Hours Long Story

That's what's so great about television. You're able to tell this long story, where you couldn't really do that in a film because you have to tell a story in an hour and a half or two hours.

- Aaron Paul

Doing Hours

Coming from a background of being onstage, you're onstage for two and a half hours and you're in it for the whole time no matter what you're doing. Even if you don't have a line, you have to stay in it.

- Aaron Tveit

Love Other

I feel like after acting, the other half of why I love this business is the opportunity to work with and meet people who inspire you. That it pays my rent is a good bonus.

- Aaron Yoo

Glass Half Full

I like to look at the glass half full.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Death Deceased

My deceased patients have taught me over the years to believe in the glass half full, to make good use of the time we have, to be generous - that was their lesson for the Uber-mind, and it was free. 'Do that,' they said, 'and then perhaps death shall have no dominion.'

- Abraham Verghese

Will Finger

I joke, but only half joke, that if you show up in an American hospital missing a finger, no one will believe you until they get a CAT scan, MRI and orthopedic consult.

- Abraham Verghese

Major Label Telling

When I was on a major label I felt obliged to say yes to every interview, tour and whatever else. The label is always telling you, 'This ain't going to last,' so I worked myself half to death. I learnt from that and I like to pace myself now.

- Adam Ant

Door I Think

I think we're getting to the point where everyone's getting fat and everyone's getting allergic, or claims to be allergic to something and people can't walk from their front door to their car without a bottle of water in their hand because they have to hydrate every three and half steps.

- Adam Carolla

Start Want

I'm not comically oriented. I get angry and I start complaining and then people start laughing. I don't even want them to laugh half the time.

- Adam Carolla

Big Mail

I had a financial page to write in the Mail on Sunday where I'd give tips on shares. I worked there for two and a half years. Nothing compares to the burst of energy felt on a newsroom floor when a big story breaks.

- Adam Faith

Woman Evidence

As a man, it is true that I will never know what it is like to be a woman. As an organizational psychologist, though, I feel a responsibility to bring evidence to bear on dynamics of work life that affect all of us, not only half of us.

- Adam Grant

Second Employed

I didn't know what was going to happen with 'Teen Wolf.' I was only scheduled to do four episodes for them, but they kept me on, and I was like, 'Sweet! I'm still employed! That's awesome!' And then, they let me know that they were considering having me for the second half of the season.

- Adelaide Kane

Side Glasgow

I am half Scottish. My father is an expat from Glasgow, and on my mother's side there's a bit of French, a bit of Scottish, a bit of Irish.

- Adelaide Kane

Been Firmly

I take leave of Prome and her towering god, Shwa Lan-dau, at whose base I have been laboring with the kindest intentions for the last three months and a half. Too firmly founded art thou to be overthrown at present; but the children of those who now plaster thee with gold will yet pull thee down, nor leave one brick upon another.

- Adoniram Judson

Gender Away

Like probably a lot of people, I came away from watching films like 'Miss Representation' and 'Half the Sky' with the realization that the battle for women's rights is not over, especially not globally, and that the moral imperative of our century is to achieve full rights for everyone regardless of gender.

- Adora Svitak

Other Beam

The Hudson River lay flat and black like a lost evening glove. The clouds parted overhead as the distant moon threw a single, bright beam over lower Manhattan as though it were looking for its other half.

- Adriana Trigiani

Indescribable Hour

The energy of live theater is indescribable. You are just in the moment for an hour and a half.

- Adrianne Palicki

Fifteen Took

My dad told me, 'It takes fifteen years to be an overnight success', and it took me seventeen and a half years.

- Adrien Brody

Worry Always

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.

- Agatha Christie

Other Administration

Shortly after Sisi was elected, his administration announced cuts of 'subsidies' on natural gas and energy consumption and lowered those for bread and other goods. Such action was taboo during the Mubarak and Sadat presidencies for over half a century, but Sisi was able to convince Egyptians he was taking necessary action.

- Ahmed Zewail

Woman Religious

Although the Nasser revolution of 1952 was secular, the culture remained deeply religious - but it was a faith of moderation and tolerance. Women made up nearly half my class at university, and my senior academic adviser there was a woman. In Alexandria, my friends were Christians and Muslims.

- Ahmed Zewail

Sometimes Year

Twitter was like a poem. It was rich, real and spontaneous. It really fit my style. In a year and a half, I tweeted 60,000 tweets, over 100,000 words. I spent a minimum eight hours a day on it, sometimes 24 hours.

- Ai Weiwei

More Been

My husband and I met when I was a teenager, and I've been with him for more than half of my adult life.

- Aisha Tyler

Career See

I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career.

- Al Jarreau

Sports Country

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes.

- Al McGuire

Graduation Remember

Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class.

- Al McGuire

Everybody Mostly

Most everybody who's Italian is half Italian. Except me. I'm all Italian. I'm mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me.

- Al Pacino

Everybody Mostly

In America most everybody who's Italian is half Italian. Except me. I'm all Italian. I'm mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me.

- Al Pacino

Away Which

A massive state and federal effort, the likes of which we've never seen is going to be needed. We can do it for tsunami victims half a world away. We can do it for our own citizens.

- Al Roker

Nearly According

According to FBI statistics for 2008, only 22 percent of murder victims were killed by strangers. More than 30 percent were slain by family members, boyfriends, and girlfriends. Nearly half of all murders were committed by friends, neighbors, and casual acquaintances.

- Alafair Burke

I Write Least

I write early in the morning, usually after reading portions of at least half a dozen newspapers on the web.

- Alan Dean Foster

Singing Some

Probably some of the songs I never even really listened to the lyrics. Half of them I'd hear off the radio and was probably singing the wrong words and didn't even know it.

- Alan Jackson

Education Distinguish

Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word.

- Alan K. Simpson

Away Him

You could hear him, literally, half a mile away when he opened up. He was at his peak then. He was, naturally, dying to get out of the place he was in, and he recorded for us his appeal for pardon to the governor.

- Alan Lomax

Chance Line

Somewhere along the line you've got to do your apprenticeship. But I'd want half a chance of being successful at it.

- Alan Shearer

Small Fact

Pluto is still active four and a half billion years into its history. It was expected that small planets like Pluto would cool off long ago and not still be showing geological activity. Pluto is, in fact, showing numerous examples of geological activity on a massive scale across the planet.

- Alan Stern

Believe Least

I do get up in the morning and I try to spend at least half an hour meditating and reading something spiritual. I start my day with meditation and prayer, and I truly believe that all the stuff you do on the outside isn't as important as what you do on the inside.

- Alana Stewart

Own Other

If I start a film of my own, then what I eliminate is acting in other people's movies. Because once I start, and I go raise the money, it's about two and a half or three years, and I can't stop. I have people hired. I can't say, 'Ooh there's a good part called 'Drive'; I'll see you in three months.'

- Albert Brooks

Small Bodies

Small bodies, about half a micron in diameter, and later referred to under the name of 'mitochondria' were detected under the light microscope as early as 1894.

- Albert Claude

Alabama Months

My girlfriend and I rented a nice house on the river and I was there for about two and a half months, and we were just out of Alabama. I hardly got to see Alabama.

- Albert Finney

Money Made

I borrowed 100 pounds and made the pact with God: Make me a millionaire - and you can have half of my money.

- Albert Gubay

Unwilling Manner

I am said to be difficult of acquaintance, unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy, not diffident, but formal and unresponsive, tending constantly to hold people off.

- Albert J. Nock

Year Fed

You must go deeper into Russia - 150 kilometres from Moscow or more, and look there. The kids are fed with cattle feed - people don't get paid for half a year.

- Aleksandr Lebed

Average Big

John W. Snow was paid more than $50 million in salary, bonus and stock in his nearly 12 years as chairman of the CSX Corporation, the railroad company. During that period, the company's profits fell, and its stock rose a bit more than half as much as that of the average big company.

- Alex Berenson

Some Took

Each of my books took roughly one and a half years to write. Some may have taken a shorter time to write the draft and a longer time to revise, while others were the opposite.

- Alex Flinn

Notes Some

I have a journal of everything I've ever climbed since 2005. For the entry about free soloing Half Dome, I put a frowny face and added some little notes about what I should have done better, and then underlined it. Turns out that is one of my biggest climbing achievements.

- Alex Honnold

Feet Very

At the crux of Half Dome, at the very top of the wall, imagine, like, a smooth wall of rock - a nearly vertical granite slap with tiny ripples for your hands and feet. And so you're really trusting the rubber on your shoes to stick to these ripples.

- Alex Honnold

Move Over

It's an obstacle being a girl when you move all over and don't have half the things you need. It's like everything is wrinkled in your life.

- Alex Morgan

Mental Physical

I will say this: when you take any substance, especially in baseball, it's half mental and half physical. If you take this glass of water and you say, 'I'm going to be a better baseball player,' then you probably will be.

- Alex Rodriguez

Year Over

I went over a year without playing baseball. At 39, not playing for a year, a year and a half, there were a lot of nights I was saying, 'This is going to be tough.'

- Alex Rodriguez

New Given

The first time I went to New York, it was really exciting, and I thought, given half the chance, it would be nice to live there - the same with London.

- Alex Turner

Image Given

My image has swallowed me up! I've given so much out to this projected version of myself, but now I have to live up to this character that I don't even associate half the time.

- Alexa Chung

Wisdom Our Time

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing.

- Alexander Woollcott

Nature Conceal

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Me Than

Believe me, than in half the creeds.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

More Lives

There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Father Stupid

My father was a waiter basically, and when I got my first professional job as an actor, I left a job that he found me for half the amount of money. So anyone would think that they're stupid, that that would be a stupid move.

- Alfred Molina

Been Very

I spent, as you know, a year and a half in a clergyman's family and heard almost every Tuesday the very best, most earnest and most impressive preacher it has ever been my fortune to meet with, but it produced no effect whatever on my mind.

- Alfred Russel Wallace

Dench Judi Dench

As an actor, your job is half done when your co-star becomes your friend, especially when it's Judi Dench.

- Ali Fazal

Pretty Which

I've spent my whole life in airports. I don't come home but every two and a half months, which is pretty crazy.

- Alison Mosshart

Happy Through

We had our first meeting yesterday, and we just laughed all the way through, so if we can bottle that, then I'll be happy. We just get on, and that's half the battle.

- Allan Carr

Week Hid

'The Practical Heart' was published one week before the World Trade towers collapsed. Book reviewing and all else in our culture stopped dead-still for half a year. I went on the book tour anyway. But I felt like the apostle Paul going unto the catacombs where scared believers hid and prayed.

- Allan Gurganus

Giving Up Movie

You end up giving up half your salary every time you make a movie because you need the money to make the movie you have in your head.

- Allison Anders

Kind Weirdly

I have a doughnut every morning. The same kind, from a street cart. Vanilla frosted with sprinkles on one half, weirdly. How hard is it to sprinkle the whole thing?

- Allison Williams

Hands Smaller

I'm probably going to go more the feature film route for a while, just so I have more time on my hands. If I did go back to television, I'd do a comedy, a half hour. Or I'd go back on an hour long if it was ensemble, if I had a smaller role, if I could work less days.

- Ally Walker

Strength Hours

I spend around two and half hours on the track every day running and another 2 hours in the weight room lifting weights with my strength coach.

- Allyson Felix

Been Some

But I do know this: that the two and a half years that I've been at HUD, I am absolutely convinced that some of the best workers in the world are in Federal Government.

- Alphonso Jackson

Democrat Adult Life

For the first half of my adult life, I was a Democrat.

- Alphonso Jackson

Game Always

I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me.

- Althea Gibson

Been Cut

I hate that number. I hate the number four. I just wanna, like, cut it in half and kill it. I hate it. I've been fourth so many times.

- Aly Raisman

Perfect Yoga

I meditate in the morning, and my daughter will do it with me, looking like the most perfect little Buddha. I'll do ten minutes of yoga, then two to ten minutes of meditation. She'll sit there quietly half the time.

- Alysia Reiner

Woman Through

The most beautiful girl in the room not only gets the guy, she lands the job, gets better service at a restaurant, rises through the social ranks before her friends. Doors open for the beautiful woman that may not for a female who is twice as smart but half as beautiful.

- Amanda de Cadenet

Medical Feels

I have used Twitter for so many things, from places to stay, places to go, things to do, things I need, medical advice, you name it. Especially when I'm on tour, it really feels like I'm being taken care of by half a million people. It is like having a mom.

- Amanda Palmer

Never Doubted

Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow.

- Ambrose Bierce

Year About A Year

When I finished the juniors I felt, perhaps for about a year and a half, that everything was going to be the same and that I would be able to go out there and win any match. But it wasn't the case. I struggled.

- Amelie Mauresmo

Growing Barbarians

The most successful hyperpowers are the ones where there was actual intermixing. Tang dynasty China was China's golden age, and contrary to what I was told when I was growing up, Tang China was founded by a man who by today's standards was no more than half Chinese. It was a mixed-blood dynasty that pulled in 'barbarians' from the steppe.

- Amy Chua

Music Backdrop

For me, the backdrop of half the experiences of life includes music.

- Amy Grant

Play Younger

My younger brother Avishai was my first influence. He picked up the trumpet, and I listened to him. The way he played - with the half valves and the smears - made me want to play like him.

- Anat Cohen

Alliance Expenditure

Ten years ago U.S. defence investment represented almost half of all defence expenditure in the whole alliance. Today it is 75%. This increasing economic gap may also lead to an increasing technology gap which will almost hamper the inter-operability between our forces.

- Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Year Travelling

I am travelling half the year around the world, every year, so coming home is one of the most beautiful things.

- Andre Rieu

Bad Became

Initially, it was my dream to get into RADA. Then I got in. So it became my dream to show them I wasn't half bad at acting.

- Andrew Buchan

Other Wholeness

When you come together with your other half, you immediately experience a sense of wholeness and completeness.

- Andrew Cohen

Stumble Mostly

I read books all the time. I'm just half looking for something to do; I mostly just read for pleasure. Occasionally I stumble across something that could be a movie, but I don't put a book down just because I don't see a movie in it, either.

- Andrew Dominik

Bus Hours

But for every hour and a half on stage, you have a five hour long bus ride, waiting for five hours at the airport, five hours of interviews... I know, it's part of the job, but that doesn't imply I have to like it.

- Andrew Eldritch

Still Previous

The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement... they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half.

- Andrew Greeley

I Think Big

I think chocolate in moderation is not bad for you, but I eat way too much. I tell myself I'm going to eat two squares, and then I end up eating half a big bar.

- Andrew Luck

My Life Some

I've had a mental illness for nearly half my life, and I can no longer imagine myself without it. It seems less like something that happened to me than like part of who I am; some days, it is the thing about me, but it is always at least a thing about me.

- Andrew Solomon

Hour Books

I'm a books person. Yes, I have a Kindle. I used it for an hour and a half and put it in the closet.

- Andrew Wylie

7-Eleven Almost

I was homeless for almost a year and a half, just living in my car or bouncing around peoples' houses, going to 7-Eleven at the end of the day and asking them for the taquitos that they were going to throw out because I hadn't eaten in two days.

- Andy Biersack

Doing Hour And A Half

A lot of times, the press guys ask why I take an hour and a half to come to the interview room, but if you don't do the massage and the ice baths and the stretching and the cooling down and the eating, and your opponent is doing that stuff, they already have an advantage.

- Andy Murray

Like Read

Recently I read that half the world or more has read 'The Lord of The Rings,' but then I found out that something like 75 per cent of the world knows the 'Tintin' books.

- Andy Serkis

Shooting One Thing

One thing I learnt was that you don't have to spend all day shooting: you can get it done in half an hour if you're that talented as a cameraman.

- Aneurin Barnard

Like Which

It's not an anti-sex trip. Like, we're taking sex, which is probably another half of American entertainment, sex and violence, and we're projecting it, and we're saying this is the way everything is right now.

- Alice Cooper

Work Career

I do work half time as a historian of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, and I started my career with work in the 19th century.

- Alice Dreger

My Life England

I sort of lived half my life in California, half in England, so I am, I suppose, a little bit American.

- Alice Eve

Around Homes

The first meeting-houses were often built in the valleys, in the meadow lands; for the dwelling-houses must be clustered around them, since the colonists were ordered by law to build their new homes within half a mile of the meeting-house.

- Alice Morse Earle

Deep Here

The deep, personal material of the latter half of your life is your children. You can write about your parents when they're gone, but your children are still going to be here, and you're going to want them to come and visit you in the nursing home.

- Alice Munro