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beginning Quotes

36 of the best book quotes about beginning
  1. #1
    “I don’t see how he can ever finish, if he doesn’t begin.”
  2. #2
    “Look at all the things that can go wrong for men. There’s the nothing-happening-at-all problem, the too-much-happening-too-soon problem, the dismal-droop-after-a-promising-beginning problem; there’s the size-doesn’t-matter-except-in-my-case problem, the failing-to-deliver-the-goods problem…and what do women have to worry about? A handful of cellulite? Join the club. A spot of I-wonder-how-I-rank? ”
  3. #3
    “Every moment the patches of green grew bigger and the patches of snow grew smaller. Every moment more and more of the trees shook off their robes of snow. Soon, wherever you looked, instead of white shapes you saw the dark green of firs or the black prickly branches of bare oaks and beeches and elms. Then the mist turned from white to gold and presently cleared away altogether. Shafts of delicious sunlight struck down onto the forest floor and overhead you could see a blue sky between the tree-tops.”
  4. #4
    “They had been just as surprised as Edmund when they saw the winter vanishing and the whole wood passing in a few hours or so from January to May. They hadn’t even known for certain (as the Witch did) that this was what would happen when Aslan came to Narnia. But they all knew that it was her spells which had produced the endless winter; and therefore they all knew when this magic spring began that something had gone wrong, and badly wrong, with the Witch’s schemes.”
  5. #5
    “Wisdom, Happiness, and Courage are not waiting somewhere out beyond sight at the end of a straight line; they’re part of a continuous cycle that begins right here. They’re not only the ending, but the beginning as well.”
  6. #6
    “Always you should go to the source, to the face of the rock, to the beginning. The more you know, the more you can control your destiny.”
  7. #7
    “Freedom begins way back. It begins not with doing what you want but with doing what you ought - that is, with discipline.”
  8. #8
    “morning, it touches the nerves quickly as if we were already in the hunter’s sights. the body yawns and stretches in the light. the pilgrimage is about to begin.”
  9. #9
    “Yes, I began my journey alone, and I ended it alone. But that does not mean that I walked alone.”
  1. #10
    “Often, in the beginning, you will think that you are wasting time, but you must go on, be determined and persevere in it until death, despite all the difficulties.”
  2. #11
    “Start before you’re ready. Don’t prepare. Begin.”
  3. #12
    “Firsts are best because they are beginnings.”
  4. #13
    “Words are where most change begins.”
  5. #14
    “We were wanderers from the beginning.”
  6. #15
    “Where did all those feelings go? People spend their whole lives looking for love. Poems and songs and entire novels are written about it. But how can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?”
  7. #16
    “An honest farmer had once an ass that had been a faithful servant to him a great many years, but was now growing old and every day more and more unfit for work.”
  8. #17
    “There was once an old castle, that stood in the middle of a deep gloomy wood, and in the castle lived an old fairy.”
  9. #18
    “He was not in the least frightened, or excited, or curious. If anyone had asked him ‘Where did you come from?’ he would probably have said, ‘I’ve always been here.’ That was what it felt like—as if one had always been in that place and never been bored, although nothing had ever happened.”
  1. #19
    “You weren’t mine to begin with.”
  2. #20
    “All of us have a path to follow and the path begins on earth.”
  3. #21
    “Even though I wasn’t there when it happened, I think the summer really began with the fire.”
  4. #22
    “But there was no end in sight.
    No peace to be found.
    The end was only the beginning.”
  5. #23
    “Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
  6. #24
    “Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.”
  7. #25
    “It’s never too late to start over.”
  8. #26
    “Many of the Ents are younger than I am, by many lives of trees. They are all roused now, and their mind is all on one thing: breaking Isengard. But they will start thinking again before long; they will cool down a little . . . But let them march now and sing! We have a long way to go, and there is time ahead for thought. It is something to have started.”
  9. #27
    “Let them march now and sing! We have a long way to go, and there is time ahead for thought. It is something to have started.”
  1. #28
    “You’re born and you keep getting older and grayer and sicker, and no matter what efforts you make to reverse the process, you die, every single time. To repeat: worse, worse, worse, and then death. I have a long way to go before the worst. This is only the beginning.”
  2. #29
    “How is this to be avoided, among ordinary men, even highly educated ordinary men? Frankly, I do not know. I do not see, even now. Many, many times since it all happened I have pondered that pair of great maxims, *Principiis obsta* and *Finem respice*—‘Resist the beginnings’ and ‘Consider the end.’ But one must foresee the end in order to resist, or even see, the beginnings. One must foresee the end clearly and certainly and how is this to be done, by ordinary men or even by extraordinary men?”
  3. #30
    “And that’s when I know it’s over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it’s the end.”
  4. #31
    “Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”
  5. #32
    “Therefore we are going to pay reparations to the Haitian people.′ Then you will see the beginnings of civilization.”
  6. #33
    “The story so far:
    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
  7. #34
    “I had a dream about you. You were lost in a daydream, when I walked in and you began screaming. But I know that could never actually happen. In real life I only enter people’s nightmares.”
  8. #35
    “Where does ‘darkness’ leave off, and ‘light’ begin?”
  9. #36
    “She began to understand why lovers talk baby talk to one another. There was no other socially acceptable circumstance in which the children inside her were permitted to come out. ”

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