Ending Quotes

Ending Quotes by Amy Tan, Patrick J. Adams, Nathan Fielder, John Irving, Jennifer Hale, Brendan I. Koerner and many others.

I have many reasons why I think reading is really impor

I have many reasons why I think reading is really important. It provided for me a refuge, especially during difficult times. It provided me with the notion that I could find an ending that was different from what was happening to me at the time.
Amy Tan
I believe in picking a strong ending.
Patrick J. Adams
I’m very bad at ending sentences. A lot times I just want to say, ‘That’s the end of my sentence. I have nothing more to say.’
Nathan Fielder
I write the last line, and then I write the line before that. I find myself writing backwards for a while, until I have a solid sense of how that ending sounds and feels. You have to know what your voice sounds like at the end of the story, because it tells you how to sound when you begin.
John Irving
Endings are really hard to do, and it’s hard to do an ending where it’s sort of collaborative with thousands and thousands of people, and to satisfy all those people is impossible.
Jennifer Hale
Skyjackers had a pretty abysmal success rate – once you commandeered a plane in American airspace, your odds of a happy ending were slim. After the epidemic ended in 1973, what folks tended to remember most about the skyjackers was their futility.
Brendan I. Koerner
Pop culture does not frequently depict women of color realizing their happy ending.
Rachel Lindsay
My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women’s and children’s empowerment and ending racism.
Patricia Ireland
Death doesn’t frighten me; now I can think peacefully of ending a long life.
Jeanne Calment
We’ve seen filibusters to block judicial nominations, jobs bills, political transparency, ending Big Oil subsidies – you name it, there’s been a filibuster.
Elizabeth Warren
The ending of irrational fantasies is always going to come as a rude jolt.
Dominic Grieve
It’s weird because we live in this age of reboots. Everything is getting rebooted: ‘The X-Files,’ ‘Twin Peaks.’ We have shows like ‘Gravity Falls’ that were inspired by these shows, that are now ending and being followed up by reboots of the shows that inspired them.
Alex Hirsch
Often in each collection, there are three or so seeds of things that come together accidentally to form what appears to everyone else as a final product, but for me, it is never ending.
Rei Kawakubo
I’ve never done a film before where every single person in the audience knows the ending. I mean suspense, twists are almost impossible these days. People are blogging your endings from their cinema seats.
Danny Boyle
Almost every football player played on the streets. And also, a lot of people not ending up as football players play on the streets. It’s the beginning of a lot of social gathering.
Edgar Davids
In the life of the spirit there is no ending that is not a beginning.
Henrietta Szold
So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending!
J. R. R. Tolkien
My life is written about as though I’ve had this idyllic ending. But a marriage is something you have to work at.
Katie Piper
When ‘Mean Girls’ came out, I was 15. So I saw that movie and was like, ‘That is so funny.’ But it still has that fluffy, happy ending, and that doesn’t happen in high school.
Barrett Wilbert Weed
I’m a big fan of the blues, and a lot of those guys travelled all over America on Greyhound buses, listening to music and ending up in some juke joint, late at night, rootless and with no responsibilities – one of those gamblers who risk it all on seven is romantic and exciting.
Lenny Henry
At the end of the day, be in the game as the game’s ending. That’s the most important part.
Will Muschamp
I wouldn’t know the political solution to ending the conflict in those countries that refugees escape from. The only thing I know for sure, however, is that we need to help these people.
Bianca Balti
I can make something for a long time and just not come up with an ending. It’s finishing things that I don’t enjoy.
Jamie xx
In most of our dreams, our inner eye of reflection is shut and we sleep within our sleep. The exception takes place when we seem to awake within our dreams, without disturbing or ending the dream state, and learn to recognize that we are dreaming while the dream is still happening.
Stephen LaBerge
I am only a child. Yet I know that if all the money spent on war was spent on ending poverty and finding environmental answers, what a wonderful place this would be.
Severn Cullis-Suzuki
In those early days, the important thing was the happy ending. I did not tolerate unhappy endings – for my heroines, anyway. And later on, I began to read things like ‘Wuthering Heights,’ and very, very unhappy endings would take place, so I changed my ideas completely and went in for the tragic, which I enjoyed.
Alice Munro
I have been fortunate. I have done so many things and enjoyed so many things and had such a great life, not to imply that it is ending, but that there aren’t many things that I feel I have left undone.
Lois Lowry
‘Not Another Happy Ending’ is a romantic comedy starring Karen Gillan and Stanley Weber. It is about these two characters and their relationships.
Henry Ian Cusick
The rumors of Frank Sinatra’s violence and his ties to organized crime were such that journalists joked in print about me ending up in concrete boots and sleeping with the fishes if I proceeded to write his biography.
Kitty Kelley
To achieve a successful transition, we don’t just have to remove Maduro. We also have to rescue our institutions themselves. That’s why we have set out three phases: ending Maduro’s usurpation of power, implementing a transition government, and holding free elections.
Juan Guaido
I love the ending of a movie where two people end up together. Preferably if there’s rain and an airport or running or a confession of love.
Taylor Swift
Young people don’t want to be second to anyone. Everyone wants to be an overnight star. Look how many years I had to wait, how many roads I had to travel, how many songs I had to sing. And now I’m just beginning, never ending.
Compay Segundo
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
Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction and powers of each of the branches of government. It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending.
Bob Woodward
The ending is one of my blackest, utterly without hope of any sort.
Donna Leon
‘Sleepless’ was a script that had been written by three or four other writers before me, and it never really worked, but it had this amazing ending on the top of the Empire State Building that just worked, no matter what came before it.
Nora Ephron
The Olympic gold was like going to a theater and seeing a movie that had the ending you expected. But you left the theater thinking, ‘You know, that was a good movie.’
Ashton Eaton
Ending poverty calls for humility, honesty, freedom from ideology and refusal to accept cruel simplicities about anyone’s human potential. It requires listening to the wisdom and cutting the nonsense from both the Right and the Left.
Donella Meadows
Everything you write makes you better. But if you really need a tip, here’s one: a good story begins in opposition to its ending. That means you work out how it finishes first, and then begin the story as far away from that point – in terms of character development – as you can.
Chris Wooding
I always liked movies like ‘American Graffiti’ and ‘Gregory’s Girl.’ ‘Gregory’s Girl’ is particularly perfect because it really captures that summer holiday bubble of teenage utopia. Even though it’s got a happy ending, there’s a feeling that these characters may never see each other again.
Edgar Wright
Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq’s future is not.
Barack Obama
Healthy children are born from healthy, respected, well-nourished and educated mothers and it is imperative that they have a voice in the decisions which affect them. If you empower a mother and let her have her say towards a poverty-free future, the positive impact this would have on ending hunger will be immense.
Dionne Warwick
In 1988, the Summer Olympics were held in Korea, which was a divided country… It was an opportunity for the East and the West to come together in harmony and also take a significant role in ending the Cold War era.
Moon Jae-in
For us, driving is not what we are looking for, but being in the driver’s seat of our only destiny. That means ending guardianship in Saudi Arabia, which means recognizing women as full citizens.
Manal al-Sharif
I was made to believe there was a plan in place for ending Donald’s previous marriage. I pulled away because I wanted to allow him the time to deal with his wife.
Marla Maples
I don’t really like politics that much. And I like the order and simplicity of sports. They have an ending. You can argue with your friends about it, but in the end you still like sports. I almost love the fantasy world of sports more than the real world.
Norm MacDonald
Relationships ending are painful, and you can choose to carry that, or you can choose to reframe it.
Kate Hudson
Julian Assange is certainly no hero. The man behind WikiLeaks issued threats as if he were Dr. No bent on ending civilization as we know it. We will find him, lock him up, and throw away the key. But give the man credit; for a week the truth was laid bare.
Martin Cruz Smith
I think I would say ‘The King’s Speech’ is surprisingly funny, in fact the audiences in London, Toronto, LA, New York commented there’s more laughter in this film than in most comedies, while it is also a moving tear-jerker with an uplifting ending.
Tom Hooper
I hate to go to movies or watch a TV show and know the ending within 15 minutes.
Amaury Nolasco
If any person examines by the microscope that part towards the extremity of the spider’s body from whence its thread proceeds, he will observe the spot to be, as it were, surrounded by five several protuberances or risings, each ending in a point and altogether forming a kind of enclosure.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
I love the ‘Lost’ ending. I stand by it, but there are a lot of people out there who hate it.
Damon Lindelof
All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that’s now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by.
Conrad Aiken
I guess because I had such a horrible life growing up, going from place to place not knowing what I was gonna do and ending up being homeless, there was a lot of pain and a lot of anger that was coming out through my guitar playing.
Dave Mustaine
My mother giving birth to me was just like Lady Sybil giving birth, except that there wasn’t such a tragic ending.
Jack Whitehall
It’s a tough job to tell a story when the audience already knows the ending, and the ending is bleak.
Walter Jon Williams
As big a problem as gun violence is for Chicago, it is not beyond our ability to solve. Ending this string of tragedies is our top priority as a city. We are infusing our police department with the manpower, technology and training to meet this challenge head on.
Rahm Emanuel
Maybe my fairy tale has a different ending than I dreamed it would. But that’s OK.
Kim Kardashian
In 2006, I entered the presidential palace in the main square of La Paz as the first indigenous president of Bolivia. Our government, under the slogan ‘Bolivia Changes,’ is committed to ending the colonialism, racism and exclusion that many of our people lived under for many centuries.
Evo Morales
In real life, a relationship takes a long time. Either somebody is involved with somebody else, and that’s ending, or somebody’s hung up on an ex, or your job isn’t going right, and so you’re focused more on that than relationships. It just takes a lot for two people to get together.
Paul Rust
Al Qaeda’s leaders seek to reverse what they claim are corrupt Islamic practices bookended by the Mongol invasions in 1256 and Ataturk’s ending the caliphate in 1924. Theirs is a fight to turn Islam’s clock back to the time of Prophet Muhammad’s original followers.
Malcolm Nance
Ending the school-to-prison pipeline is not a small task and requires detangling the myth of white superiority from our entire education system.
Jamaal Bowman
There are people who read Tolstoy or Dostoevski who do not insist that their endings be happy or pleasant or, at least, not be depressing. But if you’re writing mysteries – oh, no, you can’t have an ending like that. It must be tidy.
Martha Grimes
I have again decided to leave my cultural obligations and music to enter the political arena this time to contribute with all my force to ending, once and for all, the PASOK state.
Mikis Theodorakis
I’m excited to see Cassie’s fans and how they react to the ending of ‘Clockwork Princess!’ I love hanging out with readers and seeing the energy readers bring to a room: seeing so many people united in imagination is going to be wonderful.
Sarah Rees Brennan
Whenever I have given lectures to a large audience before, I have always looked for an ending that gives a ‘wow’ feeling.
May-Britt Moser
What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death.
George Pierce Baker
We need to prioritize ending the influence of corporate special interests and secret money on politicians by limiting the amount of money they can spend on political campaigns.
Tina Smith
The sudden ending of a White House career all seems so unceremonious for aides who have personally sacrificed a lot – and sometimes even bent their conscience – to do the president’s bidding.
Helen Thomas
I believe we should appoint a cabinet-level position that will be solely and fully devoted to ending poverty as we know it in America.
Martin Luther King III
I was taught that poems don’t end, they just kind of stop. There’s never an ending to a poem; it’s a continuation for later. When I write, I write for me, and I write in poetic form.
Goldlink
My specialty at ‘SNL’ was doing triage. There was always a great need for someone to say, ‘Make this funnier. Give me an ending for this. What’s a better big laugh for this towards the end? What’s a better physical joke in this?’ And I just really, over time, honed that specific thing so well.
Paula Pell
The ‘Bachelor’ producers have scripted and are responsible for certain events: the first moon landing, the end of the cold war, Astro-turf, and the Internet (sorry, Al Gore, it was us). But we are not responsible for, nor have we ever scripted, the ending of this show.
Chris Harrison
One: balance the budget now, not later. Two: Get Americans jobs by ending illegal immigration and making legal immigration harder. Lastly: Impose term limits.
Virgil Goode
Our warriors and their families don’t ask for much. But there are a few things we’d like. A commander-in-chief who speaks of winning wars and not merely ending wars, calls the enemy by its name, and draws red lines carefully but enforces them ruthlessly.
Tom Cotton
Perusing colorful storylines on the backs of book jackets, I realized that none of them could possibly be as dramatic as my life to date. Then sadly, I also realized I could never find the ending of my story from the safety of an armchair.
Sarah Kay
The first Romanov ruler was just 16 when he was crowned Tsar Michael I in Moscow in 1613, thus ending the ‘Time of Troubles’ sparked by Ivan the Terrible’s death.
Saul David
People liked my performances in ‘Kill Dill’ and ‘Happy Ending,’ but I was hardly there in them.
Govinda
Pakistan has made no mention of ending our tests. We have a missile program, and it is in the national interest whatever we want to do.
Ayub Khan
When mothers earn their fair share, young children have greater access to quality health care, educational opportunities, and safe communities. By ending the wage gap, we will help ensure that every child can achieve his or her God-given potential.
Kirsten Gillibrand
There’s this thing in TV that I find hysterical where the writers and creators will ask us if you want to know what happens to your character or if you want to experience it episode by episode. In the theatre, we always know the ending; we always know where the character is going.
Carrie Coon
I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear… that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.
Harold Kushner
For me, going to London is like coming home. In fact, I’ve often entertained the idea of ending my days there.
Elaine Stritch
If you’re fighting with your boyfriend, you can go to the movies and cry it out and leave happy because the ending of the film is happy.
Lindsay Lohan
We think of the revolution ending in Yorktown, Va. The fact of the matter is that the French defeated the British in a naval battle right in the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. Because the British fleet was coming to rescue Cornwallis, the British general, Washington was able to surround Cornwallis.
Nathaniel Philbrick
If the world was ending, I think I would grab some Cinnamon Toast Crunch, a bunch of water, and I’d probably just… I’d probably go crazy.
Tyler, The Creator
Nothing makes everyone feel more like the meeting was worth it, than ending by saying it would be good to follow up when everyone’s in the same place.
Sarah Cooper
The whole ‘starting with stories, ending with novels’ thing, it’s probably too ingrained in the industry and the psyche to change it.
Stephen Graham Jones
Ending up-front fees should make it far easier for all students to go to university as they will no longer have to pay up to /1,125 out of their loans at the start of each year. Student loans will also rise to meet average living costs.
Anne Campbell
I’m doing a program with NAFME for music and education in schools, and for a week, we will be getting in a bus and traveling across the United States. We’re starting at Disney World and ending at the Grand OIe Opry. We will be performing at different schools, and I wrote a song for the program called ‘Always Sing.’
RaeLynn
To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can’t live with it, and we can’t live without it. You’ll rarely find a happy ending in my work.
Krzysztof Kieslowski
I never like to think of anything from an ending point.
John O’Hurley
Doing something to make ourselves feel better is beside the real point of defeating Isis and ending the Syrian civil war.
Crispin Blunt
My mom ending up passing away, and I got really depressed and didn’t have money for therapy, and so I started doing standup to cope with my mom’s death.
Cristela Alonzo
I like him as a guy, but I’m going to knock him out – Roy Jones is just a prop in a fairytale ending to a great career for me.
Joe Calzaghe
I don’t cry at books or movies. Ever. So imagine my shock and awe when I read ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ for the second time, and I knew the ending, and I started to cry.
Maggie Stiefvater
We have so much work to do to meet the challenges of people living on our streets. But every day we are out there doing the work, finding solutions not only to help those living on our streets, but to prevent more people from ending up there in the future.
London Breed
The media has a key role to play in ending corruption.
Kiran Bedi
In truth, ending DACA will cost us tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity.
Raja Krishnamoorthi
I thought that ending Glass-Steagall was a mistake.
John Gutfreund
No one ever gets to write their ending, write their final script.
Greg Olsen
By ending congressional taxpayer-funded pensions, we will take one more step toward draining the swamp in Washington.
Mike Braun
The Supreme Being I would sign up for would not prove his omnipotence by saving one life while ending dozens, or hundreds, or thousands. Nor would he summon an angel to heaven by ending a first grader’s life at the hands of a gunman or sadist.
Jeff Greenfield
Such a thing as ending unemployment would never occur to Washington politicians because their corporate backers depend on the threat of unemployment to keep wages down.
Jill Stein
Avoid extremes: be moderate In saving and in spending; An equable and easy gait Will win an easy ending.
Robert W. Service
Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending.
Neil Simon
Attention to diet, exercise, avoiding or at least limiting alcohol, ending smoking, protecting our skin from the sun and avoiding stress are important to live healthier lives, with lower cancer risk.
Margaret Cuomo
So, you know, when I think of survival as a creative act, it’s not trying to plaster over the isolation or to, you know, rewrite your predicament into something positive with a happy ending or some kind of neat resolution. It’s writing into the unknown.
Suleika Jaouad
I remember when James Wan and I did the first ‘Saw’ movie, a lot of people would say to us, ‘Well, you left the door open for a sequel.’ And we would say, ‘No, we literally closed the door!’ We thought it was a nice ending. Little did we know that the producers had other ideas once the film was a hit.
Leigh Whannell
As a producer, it’s not unusual to find yourself on the field, backstage, often with a camera crew and living with constant anxiety of accidentally ending up in the shot.
Mary Pilon
I get asked all the time how much sleep I get. That’s what happens when you write a book called ‘The Sleep Revolution,’ travel around the world talking about it, and found a company committed to ending our global burnout crisis.
Arianna Huffington
I think that five, 10, 50 years down the road, we’ll be honoring President Barack Obama for ending two wars, stopping the economic hemorrhage and, yes, reducing the number of uninsured. And the polls won’t matter.
Donna Brazile
I’d like to be on ‘Graham Norton.’ Just because I used to do the audience warm-up for the ‘Graham Norton’ show, and I just think that would be a beautifully lovely, typical end to a narrative. I like a neat ending.
Ellie Taylor
Me and Drake, we just met each other in passing on the road. We kicked it a few times. We kept ending up in the same circles. Eventually we figured out we wanted to work.
Fabolous
No one ever tells you what the grieving process is going to be like. The process of losing a parent or ending a show or vocal injuries – they all bring on their own special breed of dismay… You just have to ride the wave. You don’t have any other choice.
Steve Kazee
Ending the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program was a serious mistake that will harm the United States and will spark a national political crisis.
Luis Gutierrez
So on May 1, 1987, at Gary’s invitation, I agreed to see him one last time – to confront him face-to-face about his sincerity and with the intention of ending our brief relationship.
Donna Rice
The endings to me are the key moment in ‘Weekend’ and ’45 Years.’ I know how I want my gut to feel at the ending. Even if I can’t articulate in words what that feeling is, I’m trying to find ways to get there.
Andrew Haigh
I went around to see the shows in New York, ending up at the Circle Company one night. I fell in love with the people and started hanging around. It was a family. I liked the way they talked and the quality of work. I learned everything there.
Conchata Ferrell
We know we cannot achieve our twin goals of ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity without ending poverty and creating equality for women and girls.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
I see the poem or the novel ending with an open door.
Michael Ondaatje
There are lots of films I wish stopped at installment number one. I like ‘Back to the Future Part II’ and ‘Part III’ enough, but I still like the ending of the first one better.
Edgar Wright
There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other.
J. K. Rowling
Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
Winston Churchill
It doesn’t matter to me if it has a surprise ending or not. I usually go for the material or the project.
Donnie Wahlberg
I want an ending that’s satisfying. I’m more of a classical writer than a modernist one in that I want the ending to be coherent and feel like an ending. I don’t like when it just seems to putter out. I mean, life is chaotic enough.
Jeffrey Eugenides
I’m embarrassed to admit that I thought the world was ending my junior year of high school after a dye job reacted badly with my perm and left me with a sparse and burnt up hairline. Even though I went natural a few years later, my edges never seemed to recover.
Franchesca Ramsey
When I left university with a history degree, I had no idea what I wanted to do, and I was terrified of accidentally ending up in the wrong career.
Jane Fallon
I usually have a general idea of where the story is going, but I try to avoid planning in too much detail. The best endings are those that emerge only after I’ve thought long and hard about the various ways the story might end. Then I choose the ending that seems surprising yet somehow inevitable.
Karl Iagnemma
What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.
William Dean Howells
Childhood, after all, is not an ending, but rather a state full of potent curiosity.
Rachel Cusk
I didn’t know many people in London and became depressed, ending up in therapy. One day, the therapist called me Josh instead of Jacob, and I was mortified. I was telling this woman things I’d never told anyone, and she didn’t even know my name.
Jacob Anderson
Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.
Pauline Kael
A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.
Kate Millett
The stories that I want to tell, especially as a director, don’t necessarily have a perfect ending because, the older you get, the more you appreciate a good day versus a happy ending. You understand that life continues on the next day; the reality of things is what happens tomorrow.
Drew Barrymore
If you think about filmmaking as an entire spectrum, starting with the writer and ending with maybe the marketing department, the actor’s contribution is a rather slender band.
William Mapother
We had rising student achievement across the board because high standards, robust accountability, ending social promotion in third grade, real school choice across the board, challenging the teachers union and beating them is the way to go.
Jeb Bush
The happy ending is hardly important, though we may be glad it’s there. The real joy is knowing that if you felt the trouble in the story, your kingdom isn’t dead.
Lynda Barry
I don’t like DVD extras. No. Especially when they do things like put out alternative endings? I find all of that a little bizarre, because there should only be one ending. I don’t like to be told, ‘Oh, we could have had it this way,’ for the director’s cut.
Aidan Gillen
Nowadays, everyone has a camera phone, and you have to be careful about being caught out there looking crazy and ending up on the Internet.
Keith Sweat
It is inconceivable for our unconscious to imagine an actual ending of our own life here on Earth, and if this life of ours has to end, the ending is always attributed to a malicious intervention from the outside by someone else.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Usually if I find a film that’s challenging, that I’m intrigued by, I want to watch it again knowing what the ending is. I found that with something like ‘The Godfather Part II.’ I think it took me three watches to fully experience it in the way it was intended.
Edgar Wright
‘Lost’ is driving toward an ending, and that ending is: Are these people getting off this island? What is the nature of this island? What is going to happen to them? What is their ultimate fate? What is their ultimate destiny? Those questions need to get answered.
Carlton Cuse
So many times in television, you get cancelled arbitrarily as a result of your ratings in the off season, and you don’t have an opportunity to really script your ending, which can leave it an unsatisfying situation for both participants and the audience.
Noah Wyle
I think we worry way too much about where books should fit inside genres. In a romance, the hero and heroine are on a journey together, and no matter how awful it gets, by the end of the book they’ll be in love, with the probability of a happy ending.
Marjorie Liu
The Eagles ended on a rather abrupt note, although in retrospect I realize now that it had been ending for quite some time.
Don Henley
I thought my acting career was going to just last forever – and I didn’t plan on it ending at 41, 42 years of age.
Lorenzo Lamas
A better ending could not have been scripted. Of course, if we had won, that would have been better.
Bobby Bowden
Atoms of Element 118 fill an outer shell with electrons, creating a special type of element called a noble gas. Noble gases are natural turning points on the table, ending one row and pointing to the next.
Sam Kean
In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world – God and yourself. The Bible is the story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator.
Fulton Oursler
I like happy endings in movies. I think life has a happy ending. When it’s all said and done, it’s all something worthwhile, and I want my movies to reflect that. There are enough things to be sad about. When you pop in a movie, let the message be one that’s one of hope.
Jon Favreau
In a professional service environment, you often work on one engagement or deal after another, with one ending before the next begins.
Andrew Yang
It’s interesting that so many books now are published as the first in a series. It never occurred to me. Although ‘The Giver’ does have an ambiguous ending. I’ve heard about that from readers over the years.
Lois Lowry
Fairly early in my career, I had a passion for wine just as a consumer, and I started to learn about the whole process, starting with a piece of raw ground, and ending up with a work of art in a bottle.
Drew Bledsoe
I think one has to say it’s not just simply a matter of capturing people and holding them accountable, but removing the sanctuaries, removing the support systems, ending states who sponsor terrorism. And that’s why it has to be a broad and sustained campaign.
Paul Wolfowitz
Not everything has a happy ending, and not everything has an ending. Some things just kind of dribble away or cut off abruptly.
Susanna Kaysen
I don’t begin a novel or a screenplay until I know the ending. And I don’t mean only that I have to know what happens. I mean that I have to hear the actual sentences. I have to know what atmosphere the words convey.
John Irving
We must work to build a criminal-legal system that is deeply rooted in a love for humanity, which begins with ending the federal death penalty in our country.
Cori Bush
The real shame about the ending of the Guns N’ Roses when I got kicked out wasn’t just that I got kicked out, but Slash and Axl stopped working together.
Steven Adler
As you may know, I’m the co-founder of a political organization called Real Justice. Our goal is to help elect progressive, reform-minded prosecutors and district attorneys that are committed to ending mass incarceration.
Shaun King
As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I’m still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career.
Hermann Maier
I never know what I’m going to write next. If I’m still writing the book but I’m very near the end, and I begin to think of what I’d like to do next, then I’ll know that what I’m writing is in hand. I’ll think of an ending and it will be fine.
Elmore Leonard
I think in many ways the problem that my writing would have with an American reviewer is that Americans find difficulty very hard to take. They are inevitably looking for a happy ending.
Jamaica Kincaid
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned the narrative around on demonetisation very quickly by promoting the move as one way of ending systemic corruption in the country.
Arundhati Bhattacharya
I always rewrite the very beginning of a novel. I rewrite the beginning as I write the ending, so I may spend part of morning writing the ending, the last 100 pages approximately, and then part of the morning revising the beginning. So the style of the novel has a consistency.
Joyce Carol Oates
When we played with the Rollins Band, we’d keep songs going until we felt like ending it.
Adam Jones
I can’t remember how old I was, maybe 13, 14, and to see these fellows and hear their stories and to see life come to such a drab ending – my God, a poorhouse in those days was something. You would have to be inert not to respond to it.
James A. Michener
Saudi Arabia has been commended for allowing women the right to drive; the opening of cinemas and other entertainment establishments; ending the power of arrest of the religious police. In parallel however, there have been arrests of the activists who for years had advocated for these changes.
Crispin Blunt
Ending gun violence isn’t political. This is personal.
Joe Kennedy III
I love the ending of ‘The Wrestler.’
Damien Chazelle
In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading.
J. F. C. Fuller
For me, a happy ending is not everything works out just right and there is a big bow, it’s more coming to a place where a person has a clear vision of his or her own life in a way that enables them to kind of throw down their crutches and walk.
Jill McCorkle
Lobbyists and special interests continue to take advantage of loopholes that allow them to host lavish receptions and pay for trips for members of Congress. Those practices represent exactly what’s wrong with Washington, and I’m committed to ending them.
Sara Gideon
I live in constant anticipation of good stuff. It’s not being ‘Pollyanna’ about things, but most stories don’t have the ending we would give them right away. The better endings come later.
Bob Goff
Korea has a long way to go before ending corruption. But Mayor Goh has certainly taken an important step toward it.
Park Won-soon
Ending our reliance on fossil fuels was never going to be easy.
Jose Angel Gurria
Any time you’re trying to do a movie with a happy ending, it’s very difficult because it’s been done before and you don’t want to be manipulative.
Tim Robbins
Stop-and-search has the potential to cause immense resentment and honesty to the police, with all the implications that has for generating distrust and ending co-operation from the public, if it is not used fairly.
Theresa May
I had seen my buddies crash and burn. Keith Moon died, and I always thought that was the way he wanted to go. John Belushi was a dear friend. A lot of the guys that I ran with were ending up dead, and I saw myself right on schedule to do that. I had some moments of clarity – once in a while.
Joe Walsh
The lowest point for me was ending up in prison after a violent event. I realised I was way out of my depth.
Ant Middleton
Every western I did and will do; I will do it for the never ending young kid inside of me.
Franco Nero
I can’t really write anything without knowing the ending. I don’t know how people do that. Even with my superhero stuff, I have to know at least where I want to take the characters and what the ending of my story with them will be. I just can’t structure stories or character arcs and stuff without knowing the endpoint.
Jeff Lemire
I didn’t give myself enough love, so I was searching for it in other places, and it was a never ending struggle.
Mike Posner
The American Dream – that’s our folly. That’s our folly. Look where we’re ending up.
Robert Indiana
People in the world can never imagine the length of days to those in asylums. They seemed never ending, and we welcomed any event that might give us something to think about as well as talk of.
Nellie Bly
Doing ‘YHA’ felt as if I was shooting for a film because it was a love story with a definite ending and good script.
Rithvik Dhanjani
What comes to me always is a character, a scene, a moment. That’s going to be the beginning. Then, as I write, I begin to perceive an ending. I begin to see a destination, although sometimes that changes. And then, of course, there’s the whole middle section looming.
Lois Lowry
In the theatrical works we love and admire the most, the ending of the drama generally takes place offstage.
Gustav Mahler
I learned a lot about filmmaking from my dad. Starting when I was a child, I would listen to my dad as an actor, writer, director and producer talking about films – you know what the treatment would be in the opening, in the middle, and in the ending.
Grace Poe
No, come to think of it, I don’t think the Cure will end, but I can make up an ending if you want me to.
Robert Smith
Ending educational inequality is going to require systemic change and a long-term, sustained effort. There are no shortcuts and no silver bullets.
Wendy Kopp
The most propagandistic element of ‘Frozen’ was the transformation of the prince at the beginning of the story, who was a perfectly good guy, into a villain with no character development whatsoever about three-quarters of the way to the ending.
Jordan Peterson
I’m still number one, so don’t forget about that. So I still can have a happy ending.
Yani Tseng
I make notes about things I see in films that really affect me, like the ending of ‘Jules and Jim.’ I think about how I can utilize things in my work. And I have a team of people who keep me down to earth.
John Singleton
Boys are lacking in female skills, dropping out of schools and ending up in jails and unemployed because they lack these skills.
Gillian Armstrong
I don’t know that I think women have to throw out the fairy tale ending. I just think they have to decide what their fairy tale ending is – and not go with the standard one that everyone’s told them they’re supposed to have.
Shonda Rhimes
I just don’t know that a TV show demands a movie ending.
Lauren Graham
So, you know, I think the age of exploration is just beginning, not ending, on our planet.
Robert Ballard
Chet Edwards votes for every bailout and against ending any bailout!
Bill Flores
The first time I experienced war, I thought the world was ending.
Emmanuel Jal
How a piece ends is very important to me. It’s the last chance to leave an impression with the reader, the last shot at ‘nailing’ it. I love to write ending lines; usually, I know them first and write toward them, but if I knew how they came to me, I wouldn’t tell.
S. E. Hinton
Just because you started off one way don’t mean the ending of the book has to be the way you started.
Bernard Hopkins
The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence: and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!
Roland Barthes
As far as personal philosophies go, I think you should know your ending. I know that’s radically different from a lot of other writers who just organically like to find the story. Other than that, I try different things and mess around. I’m still just playing a good bit.
Jonathan Hickman
I could very well see myself ending my professional career at Kaiserslautern.
Miroslav Klose
As an actor, I think a mistake that any storyteller can make is to play the ending.
John Hawkes
I hate it when it is all about the twist and when the ending comes out of nowhere. I think you should be surprised and shocked, but you should also think, ‘Damn, I should have seen it,’ because there are clues all the way through.
Sarah Pinborough
What’s really scary about the original ‘Blair Witch’ is that it doesn’t really answer any questions, so what makes that ending so scary is you walk out feeling dirty because you don’t even know what happened. It feels wrong.
Adam Wingard
No-one tells you about being in episodic television and it ending. No-one tells you how painful it is. How bizarre it is when you’ve dedicated your life to one character for five years.
Zawe Ashton
We owe our troops more than rhetoric; we owe them a real plan. The Administration has yet to put forward a strategy for achieving stability in Iraq, ending the conflict, and handing over sovereignty to the people of Iraq and the new Iraqi government.
Dennis Cardoza
Discovering the ‘impossible’ ending to a new book makes me sick with joy and relief.
Chuck Palahniuk
‘Mud’ was a depository for a little more nostalgia and just a different kind of feeling, a different kind of mood. Something that’s not so dark. Something that does actually have a happy ending and is a little more hopeful.
Jeff Nichols
Mrs. Palin is history in a dress. And her script is straight out of Hollywood – like those teen movies with the cliched ending featuring the female valedictorian delivering the speech of a lifetime projecting a bold and transformative future with an independent-minded woman in charge.
Andrew Breitbart
I’d like to think my performance is today. I never try to – it’s so, as you know, watching me, I have a beginning, middle and ending. But every night the show changes and I relate to an audience and I relate to the young people.
Don Rickles
We must erase bin Laden’s ugly legacy, not extend it: by ending the Patriot Act’s erosion of our civil liberties, we can protect the freedoms that make America worth fighting for.
Aaron Swartz
I want to reach young women and to get them involved in the mission of the YWCA, economic empowerment of women and girls, and ending racism.
Patricia Ireland
While not my personal favorite of the Disney princess films, ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hands-down in my book for best Disney adaptation. Little girls waited for more than 150 years for Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ to have a happy ending. Walt Disney finally gave it to her.
Alethea Kontis
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible.
George Burns
To end the pervasive culture of sexual harassment, it can no longer be the norm that men look the other way. It only ends when men actively participate in ending it.
J. B. Pritzker
Far more than dreading ending up in a care home myself, I dread having to put my husband in one.
Laurie Graham
We are usually very busy towards the end of the year, so I know that whenever we get super busy, it must be a sign that the year is ending.
Dahyun
When you’re an adult, things mellow out. I think when you’re a teenager and you are sad and the world is ending, everything is about that one sadness.
Mitski
Business, much like life, is not a movie, and not everyone gets to have a storybook ending.
Om Malik
Hamish is worried about ending up like my parents, who each spend time in their two homes in Bundanoon and Sydney. But that’s how their marriage has lasted.
Zoe Foster Blake
My 50th birthday approaching felt like a big milestone to me. I’ve lived half a century. If I write about food and use my life as a fulcrum to move the story along, maybe I’ve lived long enough to fashion a narrative that has a happy ending.
Kate Christensen
Republicans in Congress boosted the economy by cutting taxes and ending programs that don’t work.
Zach Wamp
Far from ending, systemic racism reinvents itself to conform to what is publically acceptable, leaving the quality of black life diminished and more permanently fixed with each passing decade.
Opal Tometi
It’s not about finding Mr Right, or that sort of conventional ending, but I do want my characters to have hope – and that’s what I do with all my stories.
Cecelia Ahern
I care about dental care, and ending mass private and public surveillance, and funding schools so they can have small class sizes.
Zephyr Teachout
The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending, is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment.
Jill Robinson
With my reading, I like something with quite a happy ending.
Georgia Toffolo
If you’re telling a story it’s always best not to play the ending.
John Hawkes
‘Pride’ is my first film with a happy ending. Before, I naively thought they were a cop-out, but now I’ve come to believe that happy endings and wish fulfilment are an incredibly important part of our cultural life.
Joe Wright
At the center of the religious life is a peculiar kind of joy, the prospect of a happy ending that blossoms from necessarily painful ordeals, the promise of human difficulties embraced and overcome.
Huston Smith
Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Henry Ward Beecher
Watergate got us to think of leaders as mere mortals. America began to think of itself in a very different way – I would say a salutary way – and Reagan was most important in shifting the grand dynamic thrust of the American historical process by ending that.
Rick Perlstein
As a physician, I know that human life begins with fertilization, and I remain committed to ending abortion in all stages of pregnancy. I will continue to fight this atrocity on behalf of the unborn, and I hope my colleagues will support me in doing so.
Paul Broun
Either you’re for ending Citizens United, or you’re not. So, if you’re for ending Citizens United, then act like you are against corporations influencing our democratic process.
Rashida Tlaib
Everybody wants to have an empirical analysis of a relationship ending, but sometimes there’s not that much clarity, and that’s OK.
Julien Baker
Most people remember the ending of the book more than the beginning and the middle.
Bernard Hopkins
With ‘Crazy Story,’ I thought it from the back to the front. I thought about the ending first, then what’s going to happen.
King Von
Hillary Clinton has a strong and powerful voice regarding ending violence against women and girls.
Amanda Lindhout
Life prepares you so that you are able to create your own happy ending.
Jose Jose
We expect President Bush to implement his own vision of a two-state solution, the birth of the Palestinian State and the ending of the occupation that started in 1967.
Mahmoud Abbas
I used to feel defensive when people would say, ‘Yes, but your books have happy endings’, as if that made them worthless, or unrealistic. Some people do get happy endings, even if it’s only for a while. I would rather never be published again than write a downbeat ending.
Marian Keyes
By scrapping the government’s centrally dictated density targets we’ll ensure that the right type of new homes are built where they’re needed, ending the glut of one- and two-bedroom flats.
Grant Shapps
Imagine a libertarian president ending impediments to free markets.
Gary Johnson
The movie ‘Vacation’ had a whole different ending. They never even got to the amusement park, Wallyworld, at the end of ‘Vacation.’ The last 20 minutes of the film was entirely different – and bombed so badly that the audience just stopped cold.
Harold Ramis
There’s always a party ending every day but also a new one being made. They are just chapters in our lives, ending and beginning.
Astrid S
Pour not on the comforts you want, but upon the mercies you have. Look rather at God’s ending in afflicting, than to the measure and degree of your affliction.
Christopher Love
I always like things to be as complicated as possible. I don’t like an easy ending. I don’t like when all the pieces get tied up. As a viewer who loves stories and storytelling, that annoys me.
Miriam Shor
Every parent knows this moment in a child’s age when he or she needs your attention in a very specific way because it’s the beginning and ending of the early life of imagination. It’s such a responsibility.
Nicole Ari Parker
I would like to have the original ending to my Lord of the Rings instead of the one they released. In my original cut I had the victory at Helm’s Deep as the final sequence.
Ralph Bakshi
The hard thing about ‘The Saint’ was that my character was supposed to die, but then they reshot the ending based on tests and she lives. I created the character based on her dying – she would never have been as innocent otherwise. So I didn’t have high expectations for that film.
Elisabeth Shue
The longest show I’ve ever done was four and a half years, so I can only imagine what ending an eight year show is like.
Scott Bakula
Horror isn’t only about ghosts or monsters. For example, paranormal romance seems the antithesis of horror. Once you have a sexy, fun vampire who is sweet, and you have a happy ending, it’s not horror.
Ellen Datlow
The battle of getting better is never ending.
Antonio Brown
I feel like if you really know the ending right from the beginning, you can add so many subtleties and little things later that will pay off and be more consistent and more rewarding for the reader.
Jeff Lemire
I used to think I was a bad person, I’d drink and gamble a lot and I didn’t want to but I kept on doing it and ending back at the same place. It made me think ‘this can’t be right, I’m not that bad of a person’.
Paul Merson
I’m not always going to keep waiting for a fairytale ending.
Casey Stoner
Hosting a TV show is a full-time job in which success is defined by it never ending.
John Hodgman
I had this really great amazing thing happen where I almost finished the book and I really needed to come up with an ending and I decided to go back and re-read the book and see if I could come up with an ending.
Cory Doctorow
I’m upset that ‘Dastaan’ is ending. After working so hard, to see it end abruptly is painful.
Sanjeeda Sheikh
Farmfree production promises a far more stable and reliable food supply that can be grown anywhere, even in countries without farmland. It could be crucial to ending world hunger.
George Monbiot
If you’re struggling to make your mortgage payment, and you’ve got three kids between the ages of 12 and 18, and you and your spouse works, and someone says, ‘Oh, by the way, the world’s ending,’ it’s like, ‘Please. You don’t need to tell me that.’
Tom Steyer
I like a happy ending. That’s what I do all the time. I like to make people feel happy.
Mort Walker
When Tony was madly in love with me, his relationship with Vanessa Redgrave was ending.
Jeanne Moreau
It’s precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life.
Max Frisch
I have found the best way to avoid ending your life as a bitter wreck is to start out as one.
Morrissey
Because women have been marginalised, they’re more likely to behave like immigrants and continue to push themselves forward in order to avoid falling through the cracks, but I don’t think a happy ending comes from matriarchy.
Hanna Rosin
On the last drafts, I focus on the words themselves, including the rub of vowels and consonants, stressed and unstressed syllables. Yet even at this stage I’m often surprised. A different ending or a new character shows up and I’m back to where I began, letting the story happen, just trying to stay out of the way.
Ron Rash
As much as I thought the end of ‘Friday Night Lights’ was a really great ending, I was one of those people who wanted to make it into a movie. Even though it ultimately didn’t work to do that movie, I did work with some of the other writers and by myself writing a script for that.
Jason Katims
Ending wars is very simple if you surrender.
P. J. O’Rourke
Look at liberty’s greatest historic advances: ending slavery. Giving women the vote. Outlawing legal segregation. Each and every time, the people at the forefront of advancing those reforms – often putting their lives on the line – called themselves liberals.
Rick Perlstein
You want a happy ending, but not such a ridiculous happy ending that it doesn’t mean anything to anybody.
Paul Feig
When I was young, all the books were about a Mary Jane and the football player and the prom and ending up with the quiet guy and making your mom happy.
S. E. Hinton
So instead of talking about theoretical ways of ending the war and violence, I say that we have to get rid of the individual asholes in each office and situation.
Colin Quinn
It isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.
Frank Zappa
I know I am not Braddock’s savior, never felt that way, and never will. There’s no ‘Rudy’ style ending waiting for me where I get carried off the field and everything turns out O.K. for me or for Braddock.
John Fetterman
I am not satisfied with the ending of ‘Mount Eerie’ the album, so maybe by calling myself that, I am attempting to elaborate on the ending.
Phil Elverum
Woke Up Today’ is a number of different sections compounded together. There’s the melodica solo section which is three divisions; there’s the really funky thing in eleven before that, there’s the chorus and verse and there’s the ending which slows down and speeds up.
Jacob Collier
If you just do a Google search and type in ‘smoking’ or ‘lung cancer’, you will be barraged with never ending facts and numbers, like how one in every three Americans is affected by lung disease and how COPD is the third leading cause of death and if you get lung cancer the odds are 95% that you will die.
Matthew Gray Gubler
If we are going to realise our ambition of ending the harmful practices of FGM and forced marriage, the role of young people in pushing for change is crucial. We also need to ensure that everyone, from government to civil society, is playing their part.
Theresa May
States should have the right to enact laws… particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live.
George W. Bush
You have considerable choice in how you end your fiction. For all stories, the basic rule is the same: Choose the type of ending that best suits what’s gone before.
Nancy Kress
The ‘Bachelor’ franchise does believe in happy endings – some people get an on-camera happy ending, some people get on off-camera happy ending, and some people get both.
Rachel Lindsay
I went into science, ending up with a Ph.D. in cell biology, but along the way I found out that experimental science involves many hours and days and nights of laboratory work, which is a lot like washing dishes, only a little more challenging. I was too impatient, and maybe a little too sloppy, for it.
Barbara Ehrenreich
The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment.
Antonio Brown
‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ is one of my favorite movies, and I laugh all the time, and I cry during the one funeral. But I’ll say that ‘Monsters, Inc.’ is a movie that really gets me super-emotional. Especially the ending.
Kumail Nanjiani
The reason I choose the stories I choose – and it’s why it takes me so long to find ideas – is that I’m looking for that very thing. I want an idea that begins, I want a middle that is compelling and will bring readers along, and I definitely want an ending.
Erik Larson
And meanwhile, the storytellers like me and Anderson, Silverberg… we tell stories. People like them. They want to know how it comes out, they want to know what the ending is.
Jerry Pournelle
Dwight Eisenhower, the Republican nominee in 1952, made a strong public commitment to ending the war in Korea, where fighting had reached a stalemate.
Robert Dallek
In 1992, Bill Clinton ran on a platform of ‘ending welfare as we know it.’ His political worldview, drawn from like-minded thinkers at the Democratic Leadership Council, was based in private sector growth and personal responsibility.
Nina Easton
My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life.
Jack Kevorkian
I don’t need the Prince Charming to have my own happy ending.
Katy Perry
I used to get so many letters from students about the ending of ‘Pro Femina.’ So I had a stamp made that said ‘irony, irony, irony’ to put on a postcard and mail it back.
Carolyn Kizer
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. It’s a never ending study, once we have learned to love, we will learn to live. Love creates an ‘us’ without destroying a ‘me!’
Koena Mitra
I think it is fair to say that I was denied my on-camera happy ending.
Rachel Lindsay
We are totally committed to ending partition and to creating the conditions for unity and independence.
Gerry Adams
I think you should aim for the stars – and hopefully avoid ending up in the clouds!
Roxanne McKee
If you actually read the ‘New Gods’ tetralogy, this epic without an ending, it’s like dipping your head into madness. You feel a little bit like the Joker for a little while. And I mean that in the best way possible.
Tom King
I watch episodes of ‘Rosanne’ now where I don’t even know what the ending’s going to be.
Laurie Metcalf
Were there hour-by-hour countdowns to the end of the Bush presidency? The end of the Obama years? No, definitely not to this extent. Trump’s time in office is ending in ignoble fashion.
Brian Stelter
It is a tough choice between ending up in the cold or ending up in a fiery blast.
Saul Perlmutter
I don’t have goals when writing books, apart from getting to the end. I have rather vague ideas about how I want things to feel, I’m big on ambience. I have a title, a beginning and a probable ending and go from there.
Kate Atkinson
Making our communities safer for all Americans, combatting longstanding prejudices, and ending discrimination should be issues where we can find common ground.
Abigail Spanberger
I have a knack for always ending up in L.A. whenever I have some days off, because I really like going there… and I really like hanging out on the beach and all the hiking and opportunities and things you can do outside.
Stella Maxwell
I hope and believe all the people that worked very closely with me at BHS for all those years, and some for the whole journey, will know it was never my intention for the business to have the ending it did.
Philip Green
Street artists need to get back to actually doing things on the streets instead of in the galleries where they all seem to be ending up. I hope this term ‘street artist’ falls from the face of the earth, in my honest opinion.
Barry McGee
Gangster movies are the inheritor of the Greek tragedy: it’s the only genre where the audience will be disappointed if there’s not a tragic ending.
Daniel Espinosa
My favorite movie is ‘Dogfight’ with River Phoenix and Lili Taylor. The ending is kind of bittersweet but so real and moving and complicated.
Perfume Genius
I usually start with an ending, then outline high points of things that happen, and kind of make up the rest as I go along. Occasionally, the characters surprise me, and I wonder how we got here. Other times, the characters are stubborn and won’t do something I want them to in the story.
Julie Kagawa
The odds against an adoptee ending up as the child of the President of the United States are staggering. But then, so are the odds against a movie star becoming president.
Michael Reagan
I never try to give a message in my books. It’s about living with characters long enough to hear their voices and let them tell me the story. Sometimes I would love to have a happy ending, and it doesn’t happen because the character or the story leads me in another direction.
Isabel Allende
If you are writing a thriller with violence in it, the ending must be violent. You are delivering a promise to your reader.
Gayle Lynds
Listen, if there’s anything we need more of in this world, it’s something that has a better ending or is more positive.
Phyllis Smith
Actors are always afraid of ending up like overcooked old soup over time. What’s risky is that you don’t realize this has happened, and you just get thick and boring. Going abroad was like getting a new pot to cook everything again. I was a rookie, a new self. And they were asking me, ‘Who are you?’
Ken Watanabe
There’s a reason a happy ending is called an ending. The trick of a television storyteller is to find all the rivers and mountains and valleys on the way to that ending.
Julie Plec
Curt Hawkins gave me the Big Ending. That’s been my finish for 12 years because of him.
Big E
As we began working toward the finale of ‘Lost,’ I knew there was no possible ending that was going to be universally loved, and I accepted that. We ended the story the way we wanted it to end, and we stand by it. On my Twitter feed, I still get ten to fifteen positive comments for every negative one.
Carlton Cuse
I understand what ‘Lost’ was, and I count my blessings. I’m usually happy to talk to people. I don’t think I’ve ever had anybody say anything negative to me about it except, ‘I didn’t get the ending. What the hell was that all about?’ And I’m like, ‘Talk to Damon Lindelof!’
Terry O’Quinn
I know a lot of people who hate the ending of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and wish that it was left ambiguous.
Ari Aster
If all purchases are spontaneous and simply driven by what is seen and loved, there is a high risk of ending up with 10 cocktail dresses and no outfits for work.
Aslaug Magnusdottir
‘Zabriskie Point’ was a time when I was in a lot of change and flux, and these incredible visuals hit me like they had rearranged the organs in my body. The ending and the free-floating debris and everything is an image that burned itself in my consciousness.
Bill Pullman
I was the original Cinderella girl, looking for the happy ending in the fairy story. But my fantasy prince never came.
Evelyn Keyes
Just about every therapist or counselor or social worker is practiced in dealing with people going through failing relationships, ending them, and confronting issues of custody and support.
Laura Wasser
I left the ending ambiguous, because that is the way life is.
Bernardo Bertolucci
My own way of writing is very meditated and, despite my reputation, rather slow-moving. So I do spend a good deal of time contemplating endings. The final ending is usually arrived at simply by intuition.
Joyce Carol Oates
The civil unrest of recent days must come to an end, and the healing process must begin for the future of the community. We will provide assistance both in ending the violence and enabling the healing process in Benton Harbor.
Jennifer Granholm
If you’re successful, ‘Blue Shift’ has what many have called the most satisfying ‘Half-Life’ ending yet.
Randy Pitchford
Ending Iran’s nuclear threat and bringing it into the international community of law-abiding nations is one of the most pressing U.S. foreign policy objectives.
J. B. Pritzker
Cynicism doesn’t have its way in series finales. My emotional desire when I watch a series come to an end is to be crying and laughing and cheering as the final credits roll, feeling like I just got delivered the happy ending, whether the plot ends happily or not.
Julie Plec
I dreamed of ending my career with the Inter shirt, Inter is my house and I’ll try to give my contribution off the pitch as well.
Javier Zanetti
Mental health awareness means ending the stigma of mental illness by sharing the complexities of our stories and fighting to make care accessible to every family.
Michelle Wu
Erdogan thinks if he gets rid of me, he thinks ending me will end the movement. He couldn’t be more wrong.
Fethullah Gulen
Sometimes, actors in films will play the ending of the movie, or even the middle, and you know where it’s going – as an audience member, you can read the actor.
Evan Peters
‘Game Never Ending’ came out of an earlier game called ‘NeoPets,’ a children’s game that adults also played. It was a series of mini-games where you accrue points and can acquire objects – houses and all kinds of stuff.
Caterina Fake
Key to America’s success in ending the War on Terror will be a continued partnership with one of our most important allies – Israel.
Ronny Jackson
Creating mechanisms for ending deforestation and promoting regeneration of the environment is one of the most effective ways of achieving net-zero emissions.
Guilherme Leal
In the ’90s there were these great end of the world movies like ‘Armageddon’ and ‘Deep Impact’… I always liked the idea of what people on the ground are doing, not so much the people who are trying to stop the world from ending.
Lorene Scafaria
Everyone in the book’s ecology, starting with the author and including the publisher, the distributor, the booksellers, the libraries, and ending up with the reader, should benefit from a healthy book trade.
Philip Pullman
Pagan Romans started their midwinter celebrations with the feast of Saturnalia on 17 December, ending them with a new year festival, the Kalendae Januariae, at the start of January – both were celebrated with parties and the exchange of gifts.
Alice Roberts
One of the things I want to do that’s outside the realm of acting and the arts – although both have their place in this – is ending childhood hunger here in America.
Jeff Bridges
I’ve been a radio reporter for ten years, and if I learned anything from my time at ‘This American Life,’ it’s how to craft a narrative so that even if the ending is ambiguous, it is somehow satisfying.
Sarah Koenig
Rather than showing themselves to be an ally to the middle class by ending the AMT or repealing it for years to come, my Republican colleagues refused to include it in today’s legislation and America’s middle class will surely suffer that choice greatly.
Ellen Tauscher
The idea of viewers getting invested in a series is that you’re getting invested in the reality of these characters’ lives that, in fact, don’t have an ending.
Darren Star
I’ve never heard of a comedy that hasn’t had reshoots, especially for the ending of a movie in a comedy.
Bradley Cooper
Love is life’s end, but never ending. Love is life’s wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love’s life’s reward, rewarded in rewarding.
Herbert Spencer
The trouble with Hollywood films is that they always have a pleasant ending.
Martin Parr
A limit on the automobile population of the United States would be the best of news for our cities. The end of automania would save open spaces, encourage wiser land use, and contribute greatly to ending suburban sprawl.
Stewart Udall
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Orson Welles
I remember going out to raise my Series A and ending up with multiple term sheets when I had gone to Silicon Valley probably four times at that point and coming back with nothing.
Payal Kadakia
To come up with the ending to a story and then work backwards is like tying your shoe with one hand only.
Donald McKay
I always tend to tilt dark on an ending, because I feel like, especially with horror movies, those are the endings that don’t evaporate. Those are the ones that stick with you.
Mike Flanagan
I’ve always had a lot of story ideas rattling around in my head, but ‘Nimona’ felt very tangible very early. I knew the ending. So I just started making more and more pages, and then I made it a webcomic, like, ‘OK, I’m really gonna do this.’
Noelle Stevenson
I’ve always felt that life is a novel, and part of it is written for you, and part of it is written by you. It’s up to you to write the ending, ultimately.
Lynn Johnston
I was reading stories by Raymond Carver and some of his stuff sort of ended abruptly here and there, where in other short stories that I’ve read have a bit of an ending, a climax, a twist or something like that.
Limmy
In 1953, after the armistice ending the Korean War, South Korea lay in ruins. President Eisenhower was eager to put an end to hostilities that had left his predecessor deeply unpopular, and the war ended in an uneasy stalemate.
Noah Feldman
To assume all the powers is not good for anybody. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. All those experiments have a bad ending.
Rafael Correa
We all have different thresholds for sentimentality. For me, it’s a hard won happy ending.
Paul Bettany
Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.
Jim Henson
I was playing ‘The Flight of the Bumblebee,’ and I totally forgot the ending, so I performed the whole piece again, and I still couldn’t remember it.
Holly Hunter
I rewrote the ending to ‘Farewell to Arms,’ the last page of it, thirty-nine times before I was satisfied.
Ernest Hemingway
We’re ending the situation where any old thug can turn up and work as a bailiff.
Chris Grayling
Even as I experience the low of ending my military career, I have also experienced the loving support of tens of thousands of Americans.
Alexander Vindman
The Obama administration deserves credit for quickly ending the housing free fall. In particular, Obama empowered the Federal Housing Administration to ensure that households could find mortgages at low interest rates even during the worst phase of the financial panic.
Mark Zandi
A complete life may be one ending in so full an identification with the oneself that there is no self left to die.
Bernard Berenson
Find something you really love doing and mix it with something you really care about. That’s why I’ve had such longevity as an artist. I really, really care about ending violence against women, and I really, really love playing music. It’s super enjoyable!
Kathleen Hanna
The ending shot of ‘Queen Christina’ with Greta Garbo is amazing. She’s at the head of the ship, and she’s been through so much, and the camera gets so close to her face. That really sticks out for me.
James Gray
Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely.
Thurgood Marshall
The first conversations I had for ‘Legion’ were right as the first year of ‘Fargo’ was ending. ‘Daredevil’ hadn’t even begun then, so when signing on, I had no real sense of the onslaught that was coming.
Noah Hawley
You do not have to dramatize everything. In fact, you usually can’t, not without ending up with a half-million-word novel.
Nancy Kress
There are a lot of leaders that talk about ending things like oppression – whether it’s discrimination or getting a job – but the reason for all of this stuff is somebody’s making a profit off our backs. That’s the reason why black people were brought here in the first place. It was a profit motive.
Boots Riley
It is my goal as governor to steady the ship of state and improve the image of Alabama, part of that entails ending unnecessary duplication of services within state agencies.
Kay Ivey
The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting, any more than it has any reason for ending.
Igor Stravinsky
On May 29 2016, my wildest dreams came true. I became the WBC cruiserweight champion of the world at Goodison Park. The dream location, the dream title, the dream ending, a third-round knockout of Iunga Makabu.
Tony Bellew
I would have to thank my godmother, Dr. Alveda King for exposing the racism behind abortion and fighting hard to not only defund Planned Parenthood but to overturn Roe v. Wade which is responsible for ending nearly 20 million Black lives.
Angela Stanton-King
The Internet has allowed a lot of access – people feel entitled to change the ending of games, for example. So there are a lot more voices coming at you all the time, which I think has its effect on creative decision making and possibly makes people more afraid to take risks.
Tim Schafer
I feel very proud in what we’ve created in the ‘Spiderwick’ stories. And, frankly, I am glad we are ending the series on a high-note.
Tony DiTerlizzi
I’m happy at Real Madrid and can imagine ending my career here – if all goes well.
Toni Kroos
For many human beings, an interest in the past starts with themselves. That is, in part, a result of biology. Like other creatures, humans have a beginning and an ending, and in between lies their story.
Margaret MacMillan
We feel like ‘Lost’ deserved a real resolution, not a ‘snow globe, waking up in bed, it’s all been a dream, cut to black’ kind of ending. We thought that would be kind of a betrayal to an audience that’s been on this journey for six years. We thought that was not the right ending for our show.
Carlton Cuse
While most episodes have a beginning, middle, and an ending, finales on ‘Game of Thrones’ are just one ending after another after another, as each of the storylines needs to wrapped up or at least attended to in some way.
Miguel Sapochnik
The first script I got was Narc and I really responded to it; it reminded me of a ’70s type movie, I really liked the characters, I didn’t anticipate the ending.
Ray Liotta
This getting old is something. I think I envy my dog, because my dog is sixteen, and she’s limping, and she’s still living, but she doesn’t look at me like she knows. She’s not thinking what I’m thinking. It’s a cruel trick that we all know the ending.
Albert Brooks
So much is made about the beginnings of ballet careers, the rosebud, and then once the petals and leaves start falling off, is it beautiful anymore? Some people think it is; some people don’t. The expectation is to focus on the very beautiful parts, not the ending.
Wendy Whelan
We would consider it our moral duty to lend all support to the ending of colonialism and imperialism so that people everywhere are free to mould their own destiny.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
I felt Brighton was a perfect ending to a really interesting career.
Harold Budd
I pretty much started the lyrics and I hit a roadblock and I think Kerry finished them up. Then I came back and did the ending part. The whole ‘Raining Blood.’ That part. But it pretty much came together easy. It’s a short song.
Jeff Hanneman
Every story is organic, and every story finds its own ending.
T. C. Boyle
Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.
Karl Marx
In film, because you know where the ending is, characters can change, but in television, you substitute revelation for change, and that can be hard to pull off.
Hugh Laurie
I think stories do have an ending. I think they need to have an ending eventually because that is a story: a beginning, middle and end. If you draw out the end too long, I think storytelling can get tired.
Melissa Rosenberg
To have a film where there’s an evil figure and a good person fights against the evil figure and everything becomes a happy ending, that’s one way to make a film. But then that means you have to draw, as an animator, the evil figure. And it’s not very pleasant to draw evil figures.
Hayao Miyazaki
Ending extreme poverty is possible.
Winnie Byanyima
The good ending dismisses us with a touch of ceremony and throws a backward light of significance over the story just read. It makes it, as they say, or unmakes it. A weak beginning is forgettable, but the end of a story bulks in the reader’s mind like the giant foot in a foreshortened photograph.
John Updike
I’m such a Type A personality – when it comes to a road trip, I plan my food so far in advance. I roll hard with a cooler. I don’t mess around. I want to avoid ending up eating fast food. I try to stay away from that.
Justin Timberlake
I caution against beginning or ending a quotation with ellipses.
Bill F. Walsh
I want stories where you either hate it or love it. I want to do movies like that, where it’s not show and tell, where it’s not, ‘This is it, and now you reveal the ending, and that’s that.’
Barry Keoghan
Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.
Elizabeth Bowen
When I’m putting a story together, I generally know the ending and a couple of the points halfway through, and I’ve got sort of an idea about the beginning, and although I do write the story one sentence at a time, when I’m thinking it up, I’m thinking it up all at once.
Alan Moore
The problem with romantic comedies is you know the ending by the poster. So they’re not movies you can keep doing over and over again expect satisfaction somehow.
Ryan Reynolds
A novel with a bad middle is a bad book. A bad ending is something I’ve just gotten in the habit of forgiving.
Lev Grossman
To be true to life, a novel must have an ending that is inevitable given the specific personalities of the characters involved. The novelist must not impose an ending upon them.
Joyce Carol Oates
I am so, so lucky. I am the luckiest girl in the world, really. And still with access to everything I could possibly want I still say ‘Oh dear, what am I going to wear today?’ There’s no ending to that question!
Salma Hayek
Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.
Coretta Scott King
I wanted the ending of ‘Water Lilies’ to be open, so that everyone can have their point of view about what will happen to the girls.
Celine Sciamma
Ekk Deewana Tha’ will have a surprise ending to watch out for.
Gautham Menon
Far too few designers put any thought into usability, ending up with a great product that’s completely inaccessible.
James Dyson
There is a lot of work out there to take people out of the loop in things like medical diagnosis. But if you are taking humans out of the loop, you are in danger of ending up with a very cold form of AI that really has no sense of human interest, human emotions, or human values.
Louis B. Rosenberg
Maybe there’s a sort of veneer of optimism about U.S. comedy, whereas perhaps in England, we don’t mind ending it on a sourer note.
Stephen Merchant
Dedicating your life to something, dedicating time to something, ending up achieving it and maybe doing better than that. Me personally, that would be a Stanley Cup. That’s something I’ve dreamed of my whole life. I think that’s why every hockey player at this level plays.
Jack Hughes
I like the order and simplicity of sports. They have an ending. You can argue with your friends about it, but in the end, you still like sports. I almost love the fantasy world of sports more than the real world.
Norm MacDonald
I see myself at a certain age as not being able to play the kind of parts that would keep me stimulated, and I can’t imagine my life ending professionally the moment that I’ve got to go to the plastic surgeon and have my face rearranged.
Elisabeth Shue
I felt that as long as we were being honest, and that we didn’t bend the truth to accomplish another goal, to be entertaining or to be a happy ending, I was confident that we’d be able to tell the story the way it happened.
Ted Demme
When you do a movie, you shoot, and then you go away. A lot of the times you walk about from the movie, you say, ‘Oh, I get that scene now… Oh, that whole ending – I wish I could have done another shot.’
Chris Messina
It’s a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself.
Dale Earnhardt
In the best farce today we start with some absurd premise as to character or situation, but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending.
George Pierce Baker
It’s been kind of a weird transition from ending ‘The Bachelor’ to starting ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
Nick Viall
The world is ending, make no mistake. It’s coming to an end. This can’t go on for much longer. Capitalism has to fall.
Frank Dillane
As athletes, we love to say, ‘Just one more; I’m going to figure it out on this next one.’ It’s tough to pull back the reins and do what is smart physically, listening to your body and always ending a workout or session feeling like I could have done more.
Ashton Eaton
I feel like all the songs are little scenes, different angles, of the feelings that come around something ending.
Norah Jones
As the war on terrorism spreads and prolongs, the fruits of ending the threat of terrorism around the world will be tempered with a whole new series of problems to be addressed and resolved.
Charles Bass
Would I have watched another season of ‘Breaking Bad’? Of course. Would I have watched another two seasons of ‘Breaking Bad’? Of course. The fact that I would easily have watched much, much more than I got made the ending so much more poignant and stronger and better for me.
D. B. Weiss
I first got involved with ending world hunger, and I got hip to the facts about it – what a huge problem it was and how it wasn’t a matter of not having food or not knowing how to end it, but it was a matter of creating the political will.
Jeff Bridges