Beginnings And Endings Quotes

Quotes tagged as "beginnings-and-endings" (showing 1-30 of 51)
Kahlil Gibran
“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.”
Kahlil Gibrán, Sand and Foam

John Irving
“You only grow by coming to the end of something and by beginning something else.”
John Irving, The World According to Garp

Shannon L. Alder
“When you let go of control and commit yourself to happiness, it is so easy to offer compassion and forgiveness. This propels you from the past, into the present. People that are negative, spend so much time trying to control situations and blame others for their problems. Committing yourself to staying positive is a daily mantra that states, “I have control over how I plan to react, feel, think and believe in the present. No one guides the tone of my life, except me!”
Shannon L. Alder

Munia Khan
“A moment’s beginning ends in a moment”
Munia Khan

Seamus Heaney
“Since when," he asked,
"Are the first line and last line of any poem
Where the poem begins and ends?”
Seamus Heaney

Lindsay Eagar
“Stories don't end," he says. "They just turn into new beginnings." (pg. 123)”
Lindsay Eagar, Hour of the Bees

Steven Tyler
“Once upon a time . . .” “In the beginning was . . .” That’s the way it always starts off. Every story, gospel, history, chronicle, myth, legend, folktale, or old wives’ tale blues riff begins with “Woke up this mornin’. . . .”
Steven Tyler, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

Lisa Daily
“You’ll never get a new ending if you keep starting with the same tired beginning.”
Lisa Daily, Single-Minded

Agatha Christie
“Sometimes what you think is an end is only a beginning. And that wouldn't do at all.”
Agatha Christie, Death Comes as the End

Catherynne M. Valente
“How many beginnings can a story have, Daddy?"
"As many as you can eat, my lamb. But only one ending. Or maybe it's the other way around: one beginning and a whole Easter basket of endings."
"Papa, don't be silly... A story has to start somewhere. And then it has to end somewhere. That's the whole point. That's how it is in real life."
"But that's not how it is in real life, Rinny. Real life is all beginnings. Days, weeks, children, journeys, marriages, inventions. Even a murder is the beginning of a criminal. Perhaps even a spree. Everything is prologue. Every story has a stutter. It just keeps starting and starting until you decide to shut the camera off. Half the time you don't even realize that what you're choosing for breakfast is the beginning of a story that won't pan out till you're sixty and staring at the pastry that made you a widower. No, love, in real life you can get all the way to death and never have finished one single story. Or never even get one so much as half-begun.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Radiance

Kate Lord Brown
“The end is never the end. It's always the the beginning of something.”
Kate Lord Brown, The Perfume Garden

“Exiting from any long-term relationship comes at great personal expense, which explains why so many people are understandably reluctant to endure the cost of severance. Beginnings and endings are always dramatic and occasionally traumatic. Youthful brio allows us to engage in transformation. As we age, we carefully weigh the spectacle of continuing enduring harrowing situations or seeking melodramatic renovation of our core being. Analysis of the respective cost benefit ratio, consideration of the known versus the unknown, can delay or permanently deter us from altering our environment, leading our persona to become more rigid as we mature. Transformations in life are disconcerting to people who resist change.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Catherynne M. Valente
“Very well, you do so love rules! I shall make some up for you on the spot, so that my little moppet is not forced to wander the world in a soup of stories without laws. A tale may have exactly three beginnings: one for the audience, one for the artist, and one for the poor bastard who has to live in it.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Radiance

Stephanie Butland
“First lines did not define last pages in real life the way they did in books.”
Stephanie Butland, Lost For Words

“If you have not seen the real end of the journey, don’t boast much at the beginning and never be too proud and haughty in mid of the path. Keep the real end in mind and mind how to get to the real end successfully!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Ana Claudia Antunes
“You don´t have to let it linger
Within the palm of your hand,
The tip's already in your finger:
All beginning comes to an end.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

“they were all ordinary until they took the extraordinary steps with courage to leave the extraordinary footprints”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Stephanie Butland
“I reminded myself that a beginning and an ending are two different places, and, in real life, you might be able to make your own ending, whatever had gone before.”
Stephanie Butland, Lost For Words

Mehmet Murat ildan
“In this universe nobody and nothing can know in which part of the road they are! At the beginning? At the middle? At the end? Because end can happen at any time, the beginning of the road can be the end of the road as well. Or maybe the middle is the end! Besides, since everything is possible in this universe, end of the road may also disappear; end may turn into the endless!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Catherynne M. Valente
“...the beginning is where the end gets born.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Radiance

“A person’s life is a bounded thing that must end. We will leave this earth with unfinished business. Regardless of the outcome of this writing project, I toyed with it long enough. I reconnoitered the world of fantasy and reality, manipulated ideas into sentences, and linked sentences into paragraphs. I peered into the past, weighed the present, and calculated the ramifications of living to experience the future. I told personal lies searching for universal truths and took ample liberty of the notion of an artistic license to make believe. I kicked the dirt, gazed into the sky, and sat under a tree waiting for inspiration. I examined my capacity for mental stagnation and self-deception. I meditated on the aesthetics of despair. I traveled many mental tributaries, and exhausted myself exploring worlds made of vapor. What I was once certain about I am now full of doubt. What I once doubted I now trust. I wrote the way a drunken man walks, rambling, staggering, jerking, and falling down. I retraced my steps to find my way back to the beginning, and erased my steps to arrive at the finale. Thankfully, the ending is coming, and I am finally ready.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“An early execution of Jesus Christ would have been not just an early execution and collapse of Christianity, but also an abrupt end to the new purpose of God for mankind!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“People always start with vigor, deep aspirations and inspirations, but things that happen as we journey and our reactions towards such things, fantasies and realities, determine the real robustness of our staying power and what distinctive thing we are able to do in reality with our vigor, aspirations and inspirations in the end!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“It feels as though the beginning and the end are intertwined, thus leading to a never-ending cycle. Surely this will not be the end. Just as it can't be considered the beginning. Just as it can't be determined where the beginning or the end is.”
Eunjin Jang, No One Writes Back

Tova Mirvis
“Before I left, as they did at the end of my wedding, as they did at the conclusion of divorce ceremonies hundreds of years ago, the rabbis wished me a mazel tov.”
Tova Mirvis, The Book of Separation: A Memoir

“If the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, then the love of GOD is the apex of it!”
TemitOpe Ibrahim

“The truth is: I was lost in him. I had gone from losing one of the most important people in my life and then losing someone I loved a month later. I wrapped myself in people, in lust, in the idea of love. I met him and I met a gentlemen, and when I found out who he truly was, I was still in love with the gentleman and justified all of his actions.”
Dominic Riccitello

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The beginning is the best time to think about the end!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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