Favorite Quotations ~  Beginnings & Endings Webster's New International Dictionary

"I begin by imagining an artwork verbally. I try to describe in writing what the project is, what it is trying to do. I need to understand the artwork without giving it a specific materiality or solid form." ~ Maya Lin


Beginning is not only a kind of action. It is also a frame of mind, a kind of work, an attitude, a consciousness. ~ Edward Said

The only joy in the world is to begin. ~ Cesare Pavese

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one's talent, and one's inner happiness. ~ George Sand

In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking of a tightrope. ~ Henri Matisse

A hard beginning maketh a good ending. ~ John Heywood

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

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. ~ Louis L'Amour

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

Everything ends. But there are always new beginnings. ~ Ralph Bellamy, When the Smoke Hits the Fan

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

Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg. ~ Hans Christian Andersen

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