Firsts Quotes

Firsts Quotes by Ian Rankin, Sally Field, Edward Gibbon, Tony Sunshine, Bill Gates, Alice Hegan Rice and many others.

My first novel was turned down by half a dozen publishe

My first novel was turned down by half a dozen publishers. And even after having published five or six books, I wasn’t making enough money to live on, and was beginning to think I’d have to give up the dream of being a full-time writer.
Ian Rankin
I think the first thing I did was several scenes from Romeo and Juliet.
Sally Field
It was among the ruins of the capitol that I first conceived the idea of a work which has amused and exercised nearly twenty years of my life.
Edward Gibbon
It is a blessing. When I first got wind of [Chris Rivers] taking the rap thing serious and wanting to make a career out of it.
Tony Sunshine
The world is not flat, and PCs are not, in the hierarchy of human needs, in the first five rungs.
Bill Gates
Yer feelin’s is like ras’berry vinegar: if you’re skeered to use ’em an’ keep on savin’ ’em, first thing you know they’ve done ‘vaporated!
Alice Hegan Rice
I was probably 35 when I wrote the first story. The voice is kind of a mix in that it has a young voice, but it’s also someone who’s looking back. I like that kind of double vision.
Denis Johnson
When a daffadill I see, Hanging down his head towards me, Guess I may, what I must be: First, I shall decline my head; Secondly, I shall be dead: Lastly, safely buryed.
Robert Herrick
The first famous winemaking consultant was the late professor Emile Peynaud, who reigned over Bordeaux throughout the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s.
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Knock out a small debt first so you get a quick win. Momentum is key.
Dave Ramsey
Houllier did what he had to do – I’m not the first person to be treated like a disposable commodity
Robbie Fowler
When we first started and started hitting new places for the first time, you kinda didn’t know, because we were new. Sometimes we played tiny little clubs and sometimes we’d play a larger place.
John Petrucci
In order to judge of the form to be given to this institution the Senate, it will be proper to take a view of the ends to be served by it. These were,first, to protect the people against their rulers, secondly, to protect the people against the transient impressions into which they themselves might be led.
James Madison
Go out of your way to make an outstanding first impression.
Robert Cheeke
My first memory in life is grilling my thumb to the griddle in our restaurant on Cape Cod.
Rachael Ray
It’s just really important that we start celebrating our differences. Let’s start tolerating first, but then we need to celebrate our differences.
Billie Jean King
You are asked to keep a ledger – a small notebook will do – of money in and money out. Counting brings clarity, and clarity is one of the first and finest fruits of prosperity.
Julia Cameron
A lot of critics are lazy. They don’t want to look closely and analyze something for what it is. They take a quick first impression and then rush to compare it to something they’ve seen before.
Willem Dafoe
First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that.
Carlos Santana
It is now 14 years since I first suggested that organic farming might have some benefits and ought to be taken seriously. I shall never forget the vehemence of the reaction.. much of it coming from the sort of people who regard agriculture as an industrial process, with production as the sole yardstick of success.
Prince Charles
Something I tried to hold onto, to touch if only for a moment, but it slipped away from me like the air, like an illusion, or a dream that floats away and is lost. I wept in my sleep as though it was something I was losing now; a loss I was experiencing for the first time, and not something I had lost a long time ago.
Nawal El Saadawi
It was just so in the American Revolution, in 1776, the first delicacy the men threw overboard in Boston harbor was the tea, woman’s favorite beverage. The tobacco and whiskey, though heavily taxed, they clung to with the tenacity of the devil-fish.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
We Persians have a saying that one should deliberate serious matters first drunk, then sober.
Mary Renault
I’ll bet your father spent the first year of your life throwing rocks at the stork.
Irving Brecher
If you come to recognize the beliefs on which your doubts about Christianity are based, and if you seek as much proof for those beliefs as you seek from Christians for theirs – you will discover that your doubts are not as solid as they first appeared.
Timothy Keller
When I first saw tap dancing, I immediately got it: the righteousness of being able to make so much noise with your feet!
Shalom Harlow
At a cardiac arrest, the first procedure is to take your own pulse
Samuel Shem
I love having a boyfriend but need to be secure on my own first.
Demi Lovato
Last forever!’ Who hasn’t prayed that prayer? You were lucky to get it in the first place. The present is a freely given canvas. That it is constantly being ripped apart and washed downstream goes without saying.
Annie Dillard
I’ve always liked a formal layout and informal planting,” she explained. “First get the structure right, like the bones in a face, then plant it like a crowded shoe. If you have a strong layout, you can let the plants seed themselves all over the place. Haphazard, unexpected… I like to be surprised by a garden.
Nancy Lancaster
I’m honored to be the first woman to have the opportunity to command the shuttle. I don’t really think about that on a day-to-day basis because I really don’t need to.
Eileen Collins
You’ve faced horrors in these past weeks… I don’t know which is worse. The terror you feel the first time you witness such things, or the numbness that comes after it starts to become ordinary.
Tasha Alexander
The Old Vic has always been first and foremost an actors theatre, a home for great talent and memorable performances.
Kevin Spacey
If I was courting the Muslim vote, I wouldn’t have put establishing the partnership ceremony at the forefront of my first term, would I? I go all around London advocating lesbian and gay rights.
Ken Livingstone
You have a wound too, Papa.” Hanna took Brigan’s left hand, which was wrapped in a bandage, and inspected it. “Did you throw the first punch?
Kristin Cashore
First there is the search and rescue phase that is now ending. It is a cruel reality.
Jan Egeland
the first quality of an honest man is contempt for religion, which would have us afraid of the most natural thing in the world, which is death; and would have us hate the one beautiful thing destiny has given us, which is life.
Umberto Eco
Go where your customers take you! For example, did you know that Sony’s first product was a rice cooker? Since abandoning the rice cooker, it has merely managed to become the world’s biggest consumer electronics company.
Naveen Jain
I could take back those moments that snatched you away from me or maybe just wipe away those ten minutes when you came to me for the first time and I looked into your eyes to realise what love is.
Faraaz Kazi
You write people as human beings first and then the gender specific stuff second.
Irvine Welsh
Moving first is a tactic, not a goal.
Peter Thiel
Teach the child to respect that which is not respectable and you teach the child the first requirement of slavery: submission to unjust authority. Children are persons. They are small persons whose perfect souls have not yet been ground through the meat grinder of slavery.
Gerry Spence
Every time I work on something, fun comes first. Whatever it is I think if you have fun doing it, the other things will follow. Albums sales or ranking on charts aren’t important.
Very often, when you’re listening to a piece for the first time, you’re listening through a model of other pieces that you know. At a certain point, a piece becomes idiosyncratic and you start to understand it on its own terms.
Paul Lansky
Your first task is to be dissatisfied with yourself, fight sin, and transform yourself into something better. Your second task is to put up with the trials and temptations of this world that will be brought on by the change in your life and to persevere to the very end in the midst of these things.
Saint Augustine
The reality is that I spent years in the factories in Italy when I first set up Jimmy Choo. Today, everyone who has a job at Jimmy Choo, I’ve done their job – right down to the cleaner.
Tamara Mellon
Today I discovered two kinds of people who go to high school: those who wear new clothes to show off on the first day, and those who wear their oldest clothes to show they think school is unimportant.
Beverly Cleary
My first instrument is piano, I play some piano and guitar. So my solo music is more like real singer/songwriter type stuff.
Nikki Jean
The way I’ve been playing, I didn’t really care who I was going to be playing first round.
Tommy Haas
My daily schedule is quite hectic, but I have to put my health first in order to be the best mom and wife I can be.
Ellen Pompeo
Democracy must first be safe for America before it can be safe for the world.
Emma Goldman
It’s been said that the first hour is the rudder of the day. I’ve found this to be very true in my own life. If I’m lazy or haphazard in my actions during the first hour after I wake up, I tend to have a fairly lazy and unfocused day.
Steve Pavlina
The first item I designed for a real person was when I was about 10 and I made my first item of clothing for myself.
Karen Walker
When I first started, you could go to a college campus and it was not cool to wear a country artist’s shirt on campus. It was taboo, and there was a stigma involved. In the time from then till now, I’m amazed at how much things have changed. It’s young now, it’s cool, it’s hip
Eric Church
This is going to be a hard task for you, first to attain and then to lose – because you can lose only something which you possess. If you don’t possess it, how can you lose it?
Have you ever been tempted to start your own business? First read this cautionary tale, especially if you think your ideas come from God.
Phil Vischer
I had an American journalist say to me, “Is it true you wrote the whole of the first novel on napkins?” I was tempted to say, “On teabags, I used to save them.
J. K. Rowling
My advice to seniors – and I consider myself one – is to first and foremost take care of your body. Secondly, find something where you could say, “I’m helping somebody else.” And it may be just helping raise a grandkid. Or teaching a child to read – one child to read.
George W. Bush
My older sister was at the cusp of new wave, and I had older brothers from my father’s first marriage who were rock ‘n’ roll guys, so I was exposed to a lot of popular culture.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Cecilia wondered, as she sometimes did when she met a man for the first time, if this was the one she was going to marry, and whether it was this particular moment she would remember for the rest of her life – with gratitude, or profound and particular regret.
Ian Mcewan
I took a lot time to do the first album, and I was really happy about that album. I co-wrote the songs and it was a learning process. When I was working on that album I realized, for the first time, that I could write my own songs.
Tove Styrke
I finish the book so I can see how it’s going to end. I write that first sentence, and if it’s the right first sentence, it leads to the right second sentence and three years later you have a 500-page manuscript, but it really is like going on a trip, going on a journey. It’s a voyage.
Tom Robbins
It would seem that in Paine’s view the code of government should be that of the legendary King Pausole, who prescribed but two laws for his subjects, the first being, Hurt no man, and the second, Then do as you please.
Albert J. Nock
Neither in writing nor in reading wilt thou be able to lay down rules for others before thou shalt have first learned to obey rules thyself.
Marcus Aurelius
I remember going for the first time to a place called The Roxy in New York because you can see people breakdancing there. That’s the only reason I went! It’s amazing, kids are still doing that.
Chris Frantz
I’m not with anybody, I don’t have time for dating. Not to get too personal, but it’s weirdly harder to meet new people now. But for the first time in my life since I was a little kid, I’m not so concerned about it.
Justin Vernon
Having felt people’s love and support first hand through difficult moments in my life makes me feel it’s our responsibility to help one another.
Gloria Estefan
I’ve been an imperfect servant of my country for many years. But I have been her servant first, last and always. And I’ve never lived a day, in good times or bad, that I didn’t thank God for the privilege.
John McCain
My first car was a Toyota 4Runner when I was 17. I paid for it myself. I was very happy.
Apolo Ohno
In certain books—some way in the first few paragraphs you know that you have met a brother.
Robert Henri
I did the pilot, and when they came through and said they were going to put it on the air, I had already some dates in the book with my band and so on. So Barry did the first one, he may have done a few more than the first one in the series, and I took it up from then.
Humphrey Lyttelton
Most of the people who come into slavery today, the people who enter into slavery for the first time in the present moment, are not captured, they’re not knocked over the head, it doesn’t follow the old sorts of mechanisms.
Kevin Bales
I never thought of serving as a conflict of interest, that would have been a luxury! I just needed something to survive. Initial needs have to be met first, and then later things like patriotism come in.
Donna M. Loring
So my husband is a health nut. He’s a plastic surgeon, and over the years, he’s explained to me exactly how important it is to take care of our bodies. It took me years to grasp this concept, but I finally got it, and it’s a lifestyle for me now. When we go to a party, we eat off the veggie tray first before moving on.
Dayna Devon
Well, the first thing I had to do was to read a lot. First of all, about education… and looking at education from the Middle Ages right through to the 20th Century. The second major area was country life in the 19th Century, which I don’t know much about these days.
Michael Haneke
If critics of ‘readable fiction’ want literature to change the ways people dream, they need first to come down from the mountain and speak to the people.
Graham Joyce
If my brother and I wanted money in our pockets, we had to get jobs – my first was at 15, at Burger King.
Queen Latifah
Lesson learned: If a guy tells you you’re his second choice, don’t make him your first.
Kate Madison
Strife, only a slight thing when she first rears her head but her head soon hits the sky as she strides across the earth.
I loved ‘Fantasia’ as a kid because it filled me with wonder, enchantment and awe. It was my first real introduction into classical music. It was totally inspiring to me.
Nicolas Cage
Putting on weight is easy all the way through. But after the first couple of weeks, the novelty wears off very quickly, and your body is groaning and starting to really shout at you, saying, ‘Why? Why? Why? Why are you doing this?’
Christian Bale
The first sure symptom of a mind in health Is rest of heart and pleasure felt at home.
Edward Young
I’d see the bus pass every day… But to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white world.
Rosa Parks
At first it seems as if begoing follows becoming. But look even closer and you will see that there are only flashes of lightning illuminating the empty sky.
Architecture is the constant fight between man and nature, the fight to overwhelm nature, to possess it. The first act of architecture is to put a stone on the ground. That act transforms a condition of nature into a condition of culture; it’s a holy act.
Mario Botta
The truth is, almost everything we do is done poorly when we first start doing it – that’s how we learn.
Rick Warren
I collect names for characters. Names are valuable; they can be your first source of insight into a character.
Spike Lee
Ask not first what the system does; ask what it does it to!
Bertrand Meyer
Keep God first. If you do that, if you just focus on God and keeping Him first, then everything else will just take care of itself. Do everything for Him.
John Salmons
Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings, they did it by killing all those who opposed them. If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.
Quentin Crisp
I’d heard about Texas football and how much of a religion it is, but to go to Odessa and experience it first-hand is something different than just hearing about it.
Jay Hernandez
The chemistry was still there. To me, that was the biggest thing: Would the chemistry be there? Can we really go ahead and do this? And it was obvious within the first moment of plugging in the instruments that the magic was still there. It was a fantastic feeling.
Christine McVie
Amy Winehouse was not a person I ever met, and I can’t say that I am overly conversant in all of her music. I do have her albums, and years ago, when I first heard her sing, I thought she was extraordinary. The tone of her voice, her phrasing, her raw appearance – these qualities were extremely captivating to me.
Henry Rollins
High school was interesting, because I went from a public school middle school to an academy where the first year we were doing Latin, chemistry, biology. I mean, I was woefully unprepared for the type of study.
Kyle Chandler
I believe that the first 8 years are most important and the time in a child’s life when parents must be absolutely and completely present.
Dirk Benedict
Michelle Obama is going to be an amazing First Lady: She’s intelligent, capable and motivated. She just embodies everything that an American woman should represent.
Eva Longoria
Jamestown was a very small town and I was thrilled to be there. It was interesting at first be adapting to the pro ball life style of being on the road alot and having a game almost every day but once I got use to it everything felt right.
Graham Taylor
This is the first age that’s ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.
Arthur C. Clarke
But, what we need to get out of the first EVA is to have the arm completely unfolded and powered so that they can keep the temperature under control. That will really the call of the first EVA.
Umberto Guidoni
I love Vivienne Westwood. So much. Every time I go to London, first thing I do is go in there. It’s ridiculous!
Gwen Stefani
I can affect change by transforming the only thing that I ever had control over in the first place and that is myself.
Deepak Chopra
The idea of the divine-human friendship originated with God. Had not God said first ‘Ye are my friends?’ (John 15:14)
Aiden Wilson Tozer
The first steps of a creative act are like groping in the dark: random and chaotic, feverish and fearful, a lot of busy-ness with no apparent or definable end in sight.
Twyla Tharp
The guys in Kiss use some make up too so at first it was exiting. I’ve almost stopped using make-up nowadays.
Ville Valo
My back swing off the first tee had put him in mond of an eldery woman of dubious morals trying to struggle out of a dress too tight around the shoulders.
Patrick Campbell, 3rd Baron Glenavy
And dazzling memory revive.Refresh the faded tints, Recut the aged prints, And write my old adventures, with the pen Which, on the first day, drew Upon the tablets blue The dancing Pleiads, and the eternal men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first thing you learn when you’re blogging is that people are one click away from leaving you. So you’ve got to get to the point, you can’t waste people’s time, you’ve got to give them some value for their limited attention span.
Alex Tabarrok
The first band I saw were Mike Sheridan and The Nightriders, in their brown mohair suits, in 1966.
Jeff Lynne
For two hundred years Haiti has been swimming upstream. We were the first country in which independence was won by a group of slaves – black slaves. Across the water, the country that had just achieved independence – the U.S. – still practiced slavery.
Michele Montas
There’s an assumption that if someone writes in the first person it’s self-indulgent and self-regarding. I just look at it as a tool to understand the world and my experience in it. It’s not a tool to understand myself.
Michael Pollan
I think when you’re young and have that first burst of energy and make five or six pictures in a row that tell the stories of all the things in life you want to say… well, maybe those are the films that should have won me the Oscar.
Martin Scorsese
All power that anyone can possibly use is within, waiting to be made visible, first by recognizing it, then affirming it as ours.
Charles F. Haanel
After The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, the audience would like to know where, when, and who arrests Hannibal Lecter for the first time. This is the story of Red Dragon.
Dino De Laurentiis
A lot of ideas get re-used and made part of new songs if the first version didn’t cut the mustard, and the stuff that gets left off usually contained the germ of something good but failed to reach a satisfactory state by the recording stage.
Bent Saether
I think that timing is everything. At first, it was too soon. And then, the time was right, but I was busy with other things, and the cast was busy with other things. By the time we sat down to work on the movie, enough time had passed that suddenly a different story emerged.
Mitchell Hurwitz
The full retirement age is 67 and the lifespan is 80, so when they first conceived Social Security, they didn’t think they were going to be paying benefits for 13-15 years. That’s one of the reasons why this pyramid scheme isn’t working.
Joe Heck
On my first day teaching my own classroom, I threw up before I entered the building.
Tim Gunn
Diplomacy should always be the first option, and every mission should have a clear, achievable objective that is in the interests of the United States.
Mike Thompson
If at first you don’t succeed, lie, lie again.
Laurence J. Peter
You would be amazed at the pompadour that I was rocking in the first job I had on the soap opera called ‘Loving,’ my first contract job.
Michael Weatherly
I still have the shirt I wore my first time on Johnny Carson’s show. Only now I use it as a tablecloth at dinner parties. It was very blousy.
Ellen DeGeneres
Peace is an Excellent Thing, and War is a great Misfortune. But there are Many things More valuable than Peace, and many Things Much worse than war. The maintenance of the Ottoman Empire belongs to the First Class, the Occupation of Turkey by Russia belongs to the Second.
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
I play purely from the heart, y’know, and so if it doesn’t work the first couple of hours, forget it.
Jeff Beck
And so we said to General Motors that the solution had to be a first year increase, which had to be sizeable because we bad to catch up with the lost position as against the cost of living and we had to make some progress.
Leonard Woodcock
I started working in front of the camera for the first time when I was 15 years old. I joined a soap opera. We filmed in Brooklyn and I would skip class to shoot my scenes. It was terrifying and I entirely self-conscious in front of the camera.
Paul Wesley
When I was in the first grade I was afraid of the teacher and had a miserable time in the reading circle, a difficulty that was overcome by the loving patience of my second grade teacher. Even though I could read, I refused to do so.
Beverly Cleary
I’ll never forget my first experience of swede. It was at school and I thought I was getting mashed potato. I’ve never got over it.
Paul Merton
was my first doll that water went
into and water came out of much
earlier it was the diaper I wore
and the dirt thereof and my
mother hating me for it
Anne Sexton
[Barack Obama] had already signed Lilly Ledbetter, signed SCHIP, the children’s health insurance program. By the time he had his first address to the joint session, that is as it is called, the first speech, he could say, this is what I asked for, this is what we have done in the first four weeks.
Nancy Pelosi
Sometimes, in my published complaints about not being a writer, I have recalled the prospect – the yearning to be a writer – as it first formed for me.
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Learn your language well and command it well, and you will have the first component to life.
Edward R. Murrow
I have discovered that I cannot enhance anybody’s performance without getting them not only to live with the butterflies that come with high-pressure jobs but to embrace that kind of physical response, enjoy it, get into it. That’s the first real ticket to being a performer who thinks exceptionally.
John Eliot
I once got a postcard from a French poet who wrote – “you don’t know me but I’m always very grumpy when I get up in morning. But when I get up now I put the tea kettle on, and when it starts to sing it makes me smile – goddamn you!” That’s what happened when we first designed it – we got a lot of mail.
Michael Graves
My first business deal was with my mother. I invested in chickens. I sold the eggs to my mother.
Joel McCrea
[Dawn] is always such a forgiving time. When that first cold, bright streak comes over the water, it’s as if all our sins were pardoned; as if the sky leaned over the earth and kissed it and gave it absolution.
Willa Cather
Two things, well considered, would prevent many quarrels: first, to have it well ascertained whether we are not disputing about terms, rather than things; and, secondly, to examine whether that on which we differ is worth contending about.
Charles Caleb Colton
As in digging for precious metals in the mines, much earthy rubbish has first to be troublesomely handled and thrown out; so, in digging in one’s soul for the fine gold of genius, much dullness and common-place is first brought to light.
Herman Melville
First, we will focus on the privatization of small and medium sized enterprises, followed by the medium size industry and then we will move on to the heavy industry.
Ibrahim Rugova
My brother was very important to me. And he played guitar. So that’s what I wanted to be. I wanted to be a guitar player. So he was the first one to inspire me to do something with my life. And I was so glad that he was there.
Bootsy Collins
Every offense is not a hate at first.
William Shakespeare
I love originating shows and originating songs – there is nothing better than being the first one to get to do a song.
Alison Elliott
I think that the desire to be cruel and to hurt (with words because any other way might be dangerous to ourself) is part of human nature. Parties are battles (most parties), a conversation is a duel (often). Everybody’s trying to hurt first, to get in the dig that will make him or her feel superior, feel triumph.
Jean Rhys
My first love is acting on stage. A sitcom is a hybrid of stage and film.
Judd Nelson
Roza.” His voice had that same wonderful lowness, the same accent . . . it was all just colder. “You forgot my first lesson: Don’t hesitate.
Richelle Mead
The first ideas of religion arose, not from contemplation of the works of nature, but from a concern with regard to the events of life.
David Hume
On many young actors that don’t give their parents proper credit: I’m still waiting for some actor to win, say, an Oscar… and deliver the following acceptance speech: I would like to thank my parents, first of all, for letting me live.
Bill Cosby
I think real life couples on screen are kind of deadly. For the most part, they’re kind of deadly. You’d be surprised. Unless they’re falling in love onscreen for the first time, you don’t have quite the same energy for some reason.
Amy Poehler
Where there is no purity, there is no Unity. Without Unity you cannot attain Divinity. Then your life is just a waste. First purity, next Unity, then you realize your Divinity.
Sathya Sai Baba
A first book often has enough material in it for half a dozen.
Caroline Gordon
I always loved song writers who wrote songs in the first person, so it’s kind of like that.
Cameron Crowe
I influence anybody who is able to get through the chaos of my first impression.
Gary Vaynerchuk
All great Truth first starts as Blasphemy.
George Bernard Shaw
Psychologically, the teaching of abstractions first is wrong. Indeed, a thorough understanding of the concrete must precede the abstract.
Morris Kline
I’m usually the first guy to propose a change because I’m continuing my process. We’re in a context, in this business, a context in which most screenplays work on a very modest level of achievement, in that a lot of them aren’t really written by what you would call writers.
William Monahan
My belief is based on the fact that string theory is the first science in hundreds of years to be pursued in pre-Baconian fashion, without any adequate experimental guidance.
Philip Warren Anderson
When you’re doing a pilot, you’re doing it in this bubble that almost works against the creative impulse. You don’t have time to get to know the actors first, and you have three writers, as opposed to a room full of writers.
Josh Gad
The man who first gave history a recognized place in science was an ancient historian.
James Henry Breasted
I remember the first time I received a cassette tape of a band called The Clash. I became an instant fan of the Clash and then bought their albums after that and went to their concerts and gave them my money… but I first got it for free.
Michael Moore
In a certain reign there was a lady not of the first rank whom the emperor loved more than any of the others. The grand ladies with high ambitions thought her a presumptuous upstart, and lesser ladies were still more resentful. Everything she did offended someone.
Murasaki Shikibu
Marrying the first person who offers you a decent position in society. Love can wait.
Paulo Coelho
I always begin to compose the melody first.
Nobuo Uematsu
It’s always good to get a goal on your first shift, but this was a game it seemed everything was going in.
Peter Forsberg
If a child in its first thousand days – from conception to two years old – does not have adequate nutrition, the damage is irreversible.
Josette Sheeran
The first music I bought when I was nine or 10 was pop music from the ’50s and ’60s, like The Everly Bros., Elvis, Del Shannon, The Flamingos, The Platters, whatever I could get my hands on. And then some musical things, like Camelot, Singing in the Rain and Hair.
Will Oldham
People are self-conscious at first. But it gets better as we kind of dance with each other… it’s like a date, in a way. We get more comfortable together. The best pictures are usually the last ones.
Nicholas Nixon
Photography is, first of all, a way of seeing.
Susan Sontag
I would like to thank the United staff for making me feel so welcome and part of the United family from my first day. And of course thank you to those fans who have supported me throughout the season.
David Moyes
The first step toward success will be the biggest one.
Denis Waitley
It’s a spirit that was given me and the relationships and meeting all these great people, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too. My first album was with Benny Carter.
Abbey Lincoln
The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself; my first homelands have been books, and to a lesser degree schools.
Marguerite Yourcenar
Sometimes, you get things right the first time. Others, the second. But the third time, they say, is the charm.
Sarah Dessen
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.
Jimi Hendrix
For the first time I’m free to be myself.
Ed Balls
Prayer is not a substitute for work. First we have to do all we can ourselves to understand a situation. Then when we ask for help, sometimes it is very evident, sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes we may well be helped by not getting a decision.
George W. Romney
It’s the same thing,’ I told her. ‘What is?’ ‘Being afraid and being alive.’ ‘No,’ she said slowly, and now it was as if she was speaking a language she knew at first I wouldn’t understand, the very words, not to mention the concept, being foreign to me. ‘Macy, no. It’s not.
Sarah Dessen
One Tree Hill was my very first television audition; it was a fairytale. I feel really lucky to have that level of success right out of the gate.
Hilarie Burton
The first spoken word poem I ever wrote was when I was 14 and I wrote it because I was accidentally signed up for a teen poetry slam. Because I loved poetry I said that I’d try it out.
Sarah Kay
The First Man is completely autobiographical. The mother [Albert Camus] describes is the woman I knew, and she was exactly as he describes her. And this teacher really existed.
Catherine Camus
The first inventions of commerce are, like those of all other arts, cunning and short-sighted.
John Philpot Curran
All my photographs are about meetings and about coups de foudre – love at first sight. To do that type of photography, one must wipe the canvas clean to prepare for chance encounters, be open and aware to such moments, otherwise it becomes a clichГ© – already seen and expected.
Edouard Boubat
The real first kiss is the one that tells you what it feels like to be an adult and doesn’t let you be a child anymore. The first kiss is the one that you suffer the consequences of. It was as if I had been playing Russian roulette and finally got the cylinder with the bullet in it.
Heather O’Neill
If you’re going to condemn a people based on the actions of the worst of its ranks; take a good look at the worst of your people first and judge yourself.
Derek R. Audette
I would like to take the stigma away. ‘Mastectomy’ the word seemed so scary to me at first. After doing research and seeing the advancements, the surgery has come a long way from 20 years ago. The results can be incredible.
Giuliana Rancic
Capitol Records were very keen for me to write and see how I got on; I think that is what defined my sound. The first session I had was with two young up-and-coming writers, Nick Atkinson and Tom Wilding, and I went into a session a bit nervous because I hadn’t written that many songs before.
Shane Filan
In all seriousness, the first book [The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year] was such a love letter to Wacha, that I think people will be interested and surprised to see that I had some challenges with him in year two.
Andy Cohen
In first place we must observe that the universe is spherical. This is either because that figure is the most perfect, as not being articulated, but whole and complete in itself; or because it is the most capacious and therefore best suited for that which is to contain and preserve all things.
Nicolaus Copernicus
Perhaps we were friends first and lovers second. But then perhaps this is what lovers are.
AndrГ© Aciman
Me seemes the world is runne quite out of square,From the first point of his appointed sourse,And being once amisse growes daily wourse and wourse.
Edmund Spenser
There is a time in the life of every boy when he for the first time takes the backward view of life. Perhaps that is the moment when he crosses the line into manhood.
Sherwood Anderson
I’ve done so many movies with first-time directors, and honestly I just go with gut instinct. People that usually can tell me a good story, and talk to me about why the movie is the movie they want to make. I just go with my gut.
Neal H. Moritz
When the babies were very young, I found it difficult to write. I told myself each time that it would be different, I was used to it now, but with every child, for the first four months, I would accomplish nothing.
Ayelet Waldman
I’m not the first player to have their home Grand Slam and not perform. There have been a few Australians and French players, you name it. It’s a tough thing. But it is one of those things. Would I rather have a Grand Slam in my country than not? I would.
Samantha Stosur
No man has any right to speak to men about God who has not first spoken to God about men.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
No mortal is alert enough to be present at the first dawn of spring.
Henry David Thoreau
You have learnt something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.
George Bernard Shaw
It’s all well and good to look back after the fact and see what we should have done, but we rarely know what path is best when we take that first step.
Christine Feehan
As a matter of principle, I never attend the first annual anything.
George Carlin
Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long back on itself recoils.
John Milton
Being successful means good results for the national team at first in the regional competitions like the Asian Cup and keeping in mind to go for Gold at a World Cup in the future.
Berti Vogts
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus.
Thomas A. Edison
If we’re willing to give up hope that insecurity and pain can be eliminated, then we can have the courage to relax with the groundlessness of our situation. This is the first step on the path.
Pema Chodron
My first love is writing and producing. So I sometimes put my own stuff off to work on other people’s projects.
Missy Elliot
The family is the first essential cell of human society.
Pope John XXIII
This is not going to be easy. I’m good at being bad, but I’m bad at being good. I don’t know the first thing about good deeds.
Neal Shusterman
When my syndicated show got canceled, the next day I still knew how to write jokes. That was a huge revelation. Because at first you think, “I won’t have any shelter! What am I gonna do? The sun is hot. Very thirsty.”
Jon Stewart
Most of the people who call me a sellout were 7 when I was down face-first in the punk trenches.
Henry Rollins
Who was the first person to walk into a harbor and say, “Whatever that horrible smell is I want to eat it”
Jim Gaffigan
Gestures come first! Before we’re consciously aware of our thoughts, we start to gesture. Pay attention to your gestures, and others’, and you can become a more powerful communicator.
Nick Morgan
Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
First truck called a ‘pick-up’ was an International Harvester S in 1921.
L. M. Boyd
A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.
Honore de Balzac
Actually, television tells you to take dope. It tells you to destroy the human race really, by first having more consumers and then consuming more poison and then making the whole planet uninhabitable.
James Purdy
He does not rule us. No one can rule us. No one can rule anyone who does not first agree to the ruling.” She smiled a trace at Aeriel and patted the little camp dog, which was whining for more tidbits. “One must rule oneself.
Meredith Ann Pierce
Every government is perpetually degenerating towards corruption, from which it must be rescued at certain periods by the resuscitation of its first principles, and the re-establishment of its original constitution.
Samuel Johnson
I don’t want anybody to panic. I’m not pitching. I’m just throwing out the first ball.
Phil Niekro
If I were travelling with two partners, one virtuous and one dishonest, both would be useful as teachers. I would perceive what’s good of the first one and I would imitate him whereas I would try to correct in me the defects I may see in the second one.
From its first faint glimmerings, History shews Man’s constant progress as a beast of prey. As such he conquers every land, subdues the fruit-fed races, founds mighty realms by subjugating other subjugators, forms states and sets up civilisations, to enjoy his prey at rest.
Richard Wagner
the first time you are reconciled to the terrible unfairness of disappointment, you are getting old.
Mary Lee Settle
In fact, whatever exists in the universe, in essence, in appearance, in the imagination, the painter has first in his mind and then in his hands … it lies in his power to create them . . .
Leonardo da Vinci
So the first reason for studying Scripture is that it is a means of spiritual growth. There is none apart from the Word. It is God’s primary tool to develop you as an individual.
Howard G. Hendricks
Actually, when I was very young, first starting to play, I think I probably listened more to clarinet players than to saxophones.
Gerry Mulligan
When I read Dickens for the first time, I thought he was Jewish, because he wrote about oppression and bigotry, all the things that my father talked about.
Alan King
The future is an unknown, but a somewhat predictable unknown. To look to the future we must first look back upon the past. That is where the seeds of the future were planted. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Albert Einstein
President Bush announced that the war in Iraq has been won. It’s all over, it’s been won. I believe this would be Bush’s first uncontested victory.
David Letterman
I’ve been very, very lucky in my career, in my life – from day one. When aspiring directors say, ‘what’s your advice?’ first I say, ‘be born the son of a famous director. It’s invaluable.’
Jason Reitman
What if she never remembers?” “Then you better make her fall in love with you, again.” “How did I do it the first time?” “You let her in.
Abbi Glines
To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan.
Alfred Armand Montapert
That first plunge under the shore break on a chilly fall morning. It forces a sound out of one’s body that is kind of a whoo-ahhh! – shocking and refreshing all at once. You become acutely aware of your body and your surroundings, which is helpful when you’re about to paddle out to sea.
Brandon Boyd
Quite simply, quite plainly, just by virtue of his being, Barack Obama is America. The first true American to lead our nation.
John Ridley
After my first No. 1 song back in 2006, I worried I may never have another one.
Jason Aldean
My first song was about the smog over Dublin in the 1980s, so yeah, I suppose I was always socially conscious. My first song was not a love song, it was about smog.
Damien Dempsey
There are only two pieces of pussy you’re gonna get in your entire life, that’s your first and your last.
Richard Pryor
I’m estranged from social media and I don’t really deal with it. I tried to work on a website and it took up all my time. People wanted me to have a Twitter account and I spent the whole day figuring out what would be the first message. I still haven’t wrapped my head around it.
Patti Smith
It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are that you can begin to take control of yourself. As you learn to control yourself, you will get control of your life. If you want to move the world, you first have to move yourself.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Heritage Action is a self-interested fundraising organization led by a former Giuliani staffer who is not taking counsel from real conservatives… It is a worthless organization to the conservative movement. I’ll be the first to say that.
Geoff Davis
Discovery, they believe, is inevitable. So they just try to do it first. That’s the game in science.
Michael Crichton
Writing is just my first love. And I still have some issues with telling people what to do.
Allison Silverman
God first, then papa.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
TV is very much my first love. I love this world. It’s where writers have the most creative control, and I just love that.
Melissa Rosenberg
I have a company where I’m trying to get projects off the ground. Me and my partner Madeleine Sackler, we just shot our first feature in a maximum security prison where about 95% of the cast were incarcerated men. We’re editing that and there’s a doc going with it.
Boyd Holbrook
The first axiom of the family vacation is that someone, possibly everyone, will get sick.
Marni Jackson
My manager always preaches golf comes first.
Bubba Watson
The first goal of the technostructure is its own security.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Let’s first ask, what is life? And immediately we are stumped.
Eric Chaisson
To say no at the right time, and then stand by it, is the first element of success. He is the wise man who, for all his life, can keep mind and soul and body clean.
David Starr Jordan
I have never allowed anti-Russian rhetoric in Ukrainian policy toward such a strategic partner like Russia. This is the first point. I never went against the interests of the Ukrainian state and the Ukrainian people.
Viktor Yanukovych
I ate him,” said the homunculus, biting into his sausage. The kids couldn’t hide their looks of horror. He smiled, sausage juice running down his chin. “Oh, don’t worry – I cooked him first. I’m not a barbarian.
Pseudonymous Bosch
For industry to settle in a country, you first need electricity; for electricity, you need some trained workers; for trained workers, you need some schools; for schools you need some money; for money, you need some industry.
Evan Davis
I love New York. I love to come here, to play here, the tradition here. I’ll never forget my first home run here was over Mickey Mantle’s head.
Tony Oliva
I guess I would say first of all that we tend to go back to the 60s and we tend to see these struggles and these goals in a relatively static way.
Angela Davis
I learned that the hardest party to pull off successfully is Saturday night dinner. This meal is expected to be elaborate: appetizers, first course, dinner, dessert, and coffee. People arrive at 7:30 or 8 p.m. and stay for hours – definitely past my bedtime – and they all go home exhausted.
Ina Garten
Jesus did not bathe this planet with his blood to have you serve the world, the flesh, and the devil. He died to make you holy. You are not your own. First Corinthians 6:20 says ‘For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.’
Adrian Rogers
The very first step in nonviolence is that we cultivate in our daily life, as between ourselves, truthfulness, humility, tolerance, loving kindness.
Mahatma Gandhi
When I was trying out for my first Olympics at 16, my family and coaches tried to regulate what I ate. But the stricter they got, the more I rebelled.
Alicia Sacramone
Images are probably the most important part of the poem. First of all you want to tell a story, but images are what are going to shore it up and get to the heart of the matter.
Anne Sexton
If I were to awaken after having slept for a thousand years, my first question would be: Has the Riemann hypothesis been proven?
David Hilbert
Well, as I got older and started using makeup, I wanted to use something lightweight under my makeup that wouldn’t clog my pores. So I get up in the morning, brush my teeth, wash my face, and do my whole routine. Sunscreen is the first thing I put on before I put on my makeup.
Brittany Snow
If you want your own distinctive voice, you first have to become someone.
John J. Geddes
Much modern art is, at first sight, unnerving… in the contemporary world, we have come to expect instant response and immediate understanding.
Nicholas Serota
I think that taxes would be fair if we first get rid of the tax code. This is the ultimate solution, not to just say we’re going to trim around the edges, not to say that we will try to simplify a little of this and a little of that. The problem is, replace the tax code, so we can establish tax fairness for everybody.
Herman Cain
The first expression of religion was the dance, and the first motive of the dance was religion.
La Meri
The first thing I learned is when times are tough, you need to hedge your bets – you need to diversify.
Donald Trump
I remember once, actually the first race I ran, I fell.
Usain Bolt
Rick Rubin came to my concert in Orange County, Calif. I believe this was, like, ’83 when he first came and listened to the show. And then afterwards, I went in the dressing room and sat and talked to him.
Johnny Cash
First of all, you never retire. At least I don’t retire.
George W. Bush
You know, Lincoln was funny. I don’t think F.D.R. was very funny. But Lincoln was funny. Lincoln was really funny. But I think you should get elected first, and then show that you’re funny.
Al Franken
If you don’t succeed at first, try pitching.
Jack Harshman
You know who you remind me of? The kid cop in Lethal Weapon 3. You know, the one who says, ‘it’s my twenty-first birthday today’, and right away you know he’s dead meat?
Jennifer Crusie
I bought a dictionary. First thing I did was, I looked up the word “dictionary”, and it said “you’re an asshole”.
Demetri Martin
When I’m president, the Senate bill is not going to be what we’re operating off of. It’s going to begin by focusing on securing our border first and foremost. And until you do that, you’re not going to be able to do anything else.
Marco Rubio
The first step is to take weapons off the streets and to put more police on them.
Hillary Clinton
When my dad was badly weakened by the flu and my mom wanted to call an ambulance to take him to the emergency room, he wouldn’t go unless he could shave first and change into a nice shirt and a pair of slacks.
Rich Lowry
On first blush, Hold ’em seems like a ridiculously simple game.
Richard Roeper
I write for myself, first and foremost and I also write for people, mostly women, who just want to be seen and heard and all too often aren’t.
Roxane Gay
I went back to the Art Institute, then spent the summer at the Ox-Bow School in Saugatuck, Michigan. That’s what really awakened me. I made a lot of oil paintings and my first performance.
Claes Oldenburg
If I were president? First thing I’d do is take care of the schoolteachers. I’m not saying we should start ’em out with six figures, but in some places they’ve got to be mother, father, brother, sister, and mentor. They’re real important people. Let’s give ’em a raise – and attract the best people to the job.
Carmelo Anthony
For aging is an art. The years between its first intimations and the time of the ultimate letting go of all earthly things can-if the readiness and resolve are there-be the real harvest of our lives.
Sherwin B. Nuland
The coming revival must begin with a great revival of prayer. It is in the closet, with the door shut, that the sound of abundance of rain will first be heard. An increase of secret prayer with ministers will be the sure harbinger of blessing.
Andy Murray
In a marriage, you and your partner come first. And unless you and your partner are happy, that kid’s never going to be happy.
Mila Kunis
Shirley Jackson said that a confused reader is an antagonistic reader, and I live by that. It’s okay to start anywhere, and to let yourself write a big sloppy overly-detailed first draft. You just jump in, knowing that the water will be cold at first, but no one is making you swim.
Anne Lamott
Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher’s instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order.
I have to say that I think Bernie Sanders is the first politician since Dennis Kucinich that I’ve been truly inspired by. Where you actually are truly speaking truth to power, in a legitimate way and in an unpretentious and very straightforward way.
Viggo Mortensen
Divorce is not easy, but if you genuinely put your kids first, that dictates the civility you should show each other. What example are you otherwise?
Dawn French
I knew well in advance even before I stepped on the stage for my first event that I was going to lose.
Svetlana Khorkina
When I was 11 or 12, I was really bored with everything on my summer reading list. It was all happy, middle-grade kinds of books. I was getting frustrated, because I liked to read. My mother went to the library and got me a copy of ‘The Other Side of Midnight’ by Sidney Sheldon. It was my first adult book.
Lauren DeStefano
We advance in years somewhat in the manner of an invading army in a barren land; the age that we have reached, as the saying goes, we but hold with an outpost, and still keep open communications with the extreme rear and first beginnings of the march.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I don’t think there’s a problem. First of all, I don’t think music turns people into social liabilities. Because you hear a lyric
Frank Zappa
We don’t know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don’t always appreciate their fragility.
Malcolm Gladwell
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
Sojourner Truth
I usually dive head first and am really excited about that changes.
Glen Mazzara
The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage they did not know they had.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I need as much of the business of making a film to be in my own workspace. It really ought to be a bit more like doing a novel, alone, at first. I’m feeling my way.
William Monahan
The first thing I remember is Alexander Calder – our school took us on a field trip to go see the Calder mobiles, and that always stuck in my memory.
Owen Wilson
JJ Abrams is definitely a guy that when he calls, you want to answer. He’s incredibly focused. When he was shooting the pilot on ‘Lost,’ we’d do a take and he’d go back to his tent and be working on the first episodes of ‘Lost’ as well as the cliffhanger for the eighth season of ‘Alias.’ He’s an incredible multitasker.
Jorge Garcia
For the stage displays the first vigorous expression, as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint, of private individuality.
Lascelles Abercrombie
The first issue of The Register was printed in London, and gave a glowing account of the province that was to be – its climate, its resources, the sound principles on which it was founded.
Catherine Helen Spence
Looking at the Batman pages is like revisiting my youth. My first seven years in New York were the first seven years of Batman itself. While my time on Batman was important and exciting and notable considering the characters that came out of it, it was really just the start of my life.
Jerry Robinson
You’re not just looking for laughs, but you’re trying to do the characters first, and then the laughs come afterwards.
Harry Shearer
No one ever regarded the first of January with indifference.
Charles Lamb
Be the first to see what you see as you see it.
Robert Bresson
I’m certainly not a lyricist first. I prefer doing it intuitively and not really thinking about it so much.
Daniel Rossen
I started boxing when I was eight. I enjoyed when I could hit someone and they couldn’t hit me back. It was like a game for me. The feeling of knocking someone out. My first knockout victory was when I was ten. He went down and his nose started to bleed, so they stopped it.
Emanuel Steward
What I tell kids is don’t get mad (about censorship) get even. Run, don’t walk, to the first library you can find, and read what they’re trying to keep out of your eyes. Read what they’re trying to keep out of your brains. Because that’s exactly what you need to know.
Stephen King
Sin is a basilisk whose eyes are full of venom. If the eye of thy soul see her first, it reflects her own poison and kills her; if she see thy soul, unseen, or seen too late, with her poison, she kills thee: since therefore thou canst not escape thy sin, let not thy sin escape thy observation.
Francis Quarles
You forget, when you’re in the Scandinavian countries, you forget they don’t speak English first and they speak better than I do.
Doug Stanhope
I’m obsessed with beards. First of all, beards make you look like more of an animal. Second, I kind of like biting beards; it’s a pastime of mine.
In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion.
James Reston, Jr.
Method means primarily a way or path of transit. From this we are to understand that the first idea of method is a progressive transition from one step to another in any course. If in the right course, it will be the true method; if in the wrong, we cannot hope to progress.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Together, we are going to deliver real change that once again puts America first.
Donald Trump
Christ was the first to be resurrected and never die again.
Carlos H. Amado
The first time I had got an offer to come to Hollywood, I turned it down. I said, “No, I’m an actor of the stage.
Kirk Douglas
O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all, Unless he first will learn humility.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
And it’s really very difficult to kill someone when all your inner instincts would oblige you to take off your hat first!
Susan Kay
I remember we had a visit by a helicopter at our school when I was in grade school, and I was punished that day and didn’t get to see it. To this day, I am so mad I never got to see that helicopter land! I took my first ride in a helicopter recently, and that’s what I thought, “Yes, finally the circle is complete!”
Larry Wilmore
It just amazing to me that Timeless is a bubble show, that it’s just not solidly in the renew column. I think that would only happen today when we’re in this golden era of television, where there’s so much to watch, it’s just hard to capture an audience in the first place.
Misha Collins
The first one, obviously, was walking into my office at eight o’clock in the morning on Wednesday, and being told there was a telephone call saying that there was an incident at Three Mile Island, and that it had shut down and that beyond that we didn’t know.
William Scranton
Ronan Lynch lived with every sort of secret. His first secret was himself. He was brother to a liar and brother to an angel, son of a dream and son of a dreamer. He was a warring star full of endless possibilities, but in the end, as he dreamt in the backseat on the way to the Barns that night, he created only this.
Maggie Stiefvater
Plan B is if Hillary [Clinton] is indicted. Then, even if I missed the deadlines for the first couple of primaries, I’ll be there to rescue the party. All bets are off.
Joe Biden
Sending Paris Hilton to jail for being the most loathed celeprosy lesion in the history of the species seems like a happening idea at first – forty-five days at Century Regional Detention Center is so the new thirty days at Promises Malibu! But it sets a dangerous precedent to jail celebs just because someone hates them.
Rob Sheffield
You think if you work hard enough, you can fix the precious things you’ve broken – rather than being careful with them in the first place.
Guillermo del Toro
When I first did ‘The Fast and the Furious’, I didn’t want there to be a sequel on the first one. I thought, ‘Why would you rush to do a sequel – just because your first film is successful?’
Vin Diesel
Autocracy cannot do without its twin agents: a hangman and a priest, the first to suppress popular resistance by force, the second to sweeten and embellish the lot of the oppressed with empty promises of a heavenly kingdom.
Vladimir Lenin
Little by little, I’ve reached the stage of using only a small number of forms and colors. It’s not the first time that painting has been done with a very narrow range of colors. The frescoes of the tenth century are painted like this. For me, they are magnificent things.
Joan Miro
To come out in the music business, you only really get one shot. A lot of people get to play small gigs first, and build up that way, without anyone really seeing them.
Dhani Harrison
Most people, in fact, will not take the trouble in finding out the truth, but are much more inclined to accept the first story they hear.
I prefer to work with first-time directors.
Jake M. Johnson
The first Tuesday of November, every year it is the same Every Aussie heart is beating with the excitement of the game For they bet on dream or fancy or the forms they’ve followed up From a dollar up to thousands on the famous Melbourne Cup
Slim Dusty
There is a brain mechanism that works to identify colour differences directly, without first identifying the absolute colour of each surface. So on my view there is no reason to suppose anything like ten million colour responses to surface viewed singly.
David Papineau
My work is like digging, it’s archaeological research among the arid materials of our times. That’s how I understand my first films, and that’s what I’m still doing…
Michelangelo Antonioni
You learn how to be an individual quick after 15 schools, man. After the first five or six, you realize you’re always gonna be the new kid.
I have yet to find a man worth his salt in any direction who did not think of himself first and foremost.
George Jean Nathan
Take the Iraq War,it’s the second worst crime after the Second World War. It’s the first time in history, in the history of imperialism, there were huge demonstrations, before the war was officially launched.
Noam Chomsky
If “freedom” means, first of all, the responsibility of every individual for the rational determination of his own personal, professional and social existence, then there is no greater fear than that of the establishment of general freedom.
Wilhelm Reich
Nothing should be an issue when it comes to sexuality in the first place. Music is the one artform where people feel comfortable coming out.
Elton John
One must first learn to heal people to be great. To hurt people is easy.
Steven Seagal
A Christian builds his fortitude on a better foundation than stoicism; he is pleased with every thing that happens, because he knows it could not happen unless it first pleased God, and that which pleases Him must be best.
Charles Caleb Colton
I can learn my lines fine. It’s just reading them in the first place that is the problem.
Salma Hayek
Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.
Betty Smith
I got to actually tattoo one of the members of The Misfits. The very first tattoo I ever did was this Misfits skull.
Kat Von D
I was lucky with my first film because it had Warhol in it. That was the selling point.
Mary Harron
Let’s face it: I’m scared, scared and frozen. First, I guess, I’m afraid for myself…the old primitive urge for survival. It’s getting so I live every moment with terrible intensity.
Sylvia Plath
I soon became convinced… that all the theorizing would be empty brain exercise and therefore a waste of time unless one first ascertained what the population of the universe really consists of.
Fritz Zwicky
If we could only put God first, maybe this ugly trend could one day be reversed.
Rebecca St. James
Well, the first two days in prison, I had to go through what life is like when you’ve been smoking weed for as long as I have and then you stop. Emotionally, it was like I didn’t know myself.
Tupac Shakur
There is an ancient tribal proverb I once heard in India. It says that before we can see properly we must first shed our tears to clear the way.
Libba Bray
Put God first in your life, and you will live joyfully!
Lisa Vidal
Throw aside your scriptures in the Ganga and teach the people first the means of procuring their food and clothing, and then you will find time to read to them the scriptures.
Swami Vivekananda
TRIGGER CITY secures Sean Chercover’s place as one of the best crime writers of his generation. It grabs you hard on the first page and doesn’t let go, even after you’ve closed the book.
Tasha Alexander
When I first read the words ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’ when I was 10, I thought I was both.
Annie Dillard
It’s not who’s put up the fastest time in the world that year, or who’s put up the fastest time in the previous four years, but who can get their hand on the wall first today.
Nathan Adrian
Love is kind of like when you see a fog in the morning, when you wake up before the sun comes out. It’s just a little while, and then it burns away… Love is a fog that burns with the first daylight of reality.
Charles Bukowski
If there ever is to be a republic of every village in India, then I claim verity for my picture in which the last is equal to the first or, in other words, no one is to be the first and none the last.
Mahatma Gandhi
If that lad makes a First Division footballer, then I’m Mao Tse Tung.
Tommy Docherty
It was easy to believe, between lessons on Shakespeare and Dickens and Austen, that all of the great stories had already been written by dead Europeans. But every time I saw ‘The Outsiders’, I knew better. It was the first time I’d realized that real people write books.
Ally Carter
The Clinton machine is at the center of this power structure. We’ve seen this first hand in the WikiLeaks documents, in which Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends and her donors.
Donald Trump
I didn’t have a lot to do with the first record.
Bo Bice
Also I’m a part of the people that I’ve worked with in baseball that have been so great to me, Mr. Earl Mann of Atlanta, who gave me my first baseball broadcasting job.
Ernie Harwell
Freedom to preach was first gained, dragging in its train freedom to print.
Wendell Phillips
Pat Riley, Dave Checketts and Ernie Grunfeld – they brought the Knicks back to the glory days. It started with Rick Pitino. We took our first step with him, making the playoffs. When Pat came in we just kicked the door open.
Patrick Ewing
To love God truly, one must first love man. And if anyone tells you that he loves God and does not love his fellow-man, you will know that he is lying.
Martin Buber
I was born in Liverpool in England, and I lived there for the first nine years of my life.
Peter Shaffer
You realize that the first Bryan Ferry album was pretty good although at the time it seemed a bit cheesy.
Robyn Hitchcock
Love made us partners in narcissism, and we talked ceaselessly about how close we were, how perfect our connection was, like we were the first people in history to ever get it exactly right.
Jonathan Tropper
Talent is the No. 1 priority for a CEO. You think it’s about vision and strategy, but you have to get the right people first.
Andrea Jung
Nobody ever forgets their first night in the bush. It’s among the precious, meagre handful of life firsts that remain indelible.
A. A. Gill
The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one – America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.
Aaron Sorkin
Rogueries, absurdities and untruths were perpetrated upon the teachings of Jesus by a large band of dupes and importers led by Paul, the first great corrupter of the teaching of Jesus.
Thomas Jefferson
For Nirvana, putting out their first major-label record was like getting into a new car. But the runaway success was like suddenly discovering that the car was a Ferrari and the accelerator pedal was Krazy Glued to the floorboard.
Michael Azerrad
I came to New York to be an actor and I became a film producer first.
Griffin Dunne
The first thing about the angels that we ought to imitate, is their consciousness of the Presence of God.
John Vianney
Pity for these inhabitants, I have none. In the first place, they are rebels, and I am almost prepared to agree with Sherman that a rebel has no rights, not even the right to live except by our permission.
Charles Fessenden Morse
We must change the culture of politics first.
Michael Skolnik
Even though the American Indian Movement on a national-international scale has proven to be extremely dysfunctional, the American Indian Movement I was associated with I’m very proud of. We were a revolutionary, militant organization whose purpose was spirituality first, and that’s how I want to be remembered.
Russell Means
At Gatling-gun tempo word-perfect the first time out. the journalistic equivalent of a high-wire front somersault without a net.
Shana Alexander
I’m having the same problems today that I had when I first started, saying that outrageous adult animation works.
Ralph Bakshi
Wine is a turne-coate (first a friend, then an enemy).
[Wine is a turncoat, first a friend, then an enemy.]
George Herbert
The First Amendment doesn’t give anybody the right to be heard. People don’t have to listen to you.
Rush Limbaugh
It is of first-class importance that our answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how we conduct our civilisation, and this should in turn be in step with the actual workings of living systems.
Gregory Bateson
For anyone going through a divorce or any other painful challenge, the first and most important recommendation I can make is to find some kind of spiritual and emotional support.
Alana Stewart
In retrospect, I went to Jane Fonda for literally everything. During Mermaids, we were staying in the same building, so she was right upstairs from me. I was in my first relationship, so I got all sorts of advice. She became famous in her late teens.
Winona Ryder
Ours is the first age in history which has asked the child what he would tolerate learning.
Flannery O’Connor
Germany has always stood for an E.U. of the 27 countries. But in light of Britain’s continued resistance to further integration steps, as we saw with the fiscal pact, there are limits to my optimism in this regard. It’s quite possible that we will have to create the new institutions for the euro zone first.
Wolfgang Schauble
The person who gives you your first job is so important in any industry.
Christopher Eccleston
[Chemistry] laboratory work was my first challenge. … I still carry the scars of my first discovery-that test-tubes are fragile.
Edward Teller
First, there is no typical grief cycle, and second, it’s not something I went through. I’m still grieving.
Tony Dungy
I do not correct my first imaginings by my second–well, yes, perhaps a word or so, but only to vary, not to delete. I want to represent the course of my humors and I want people to see each part at its birth.
Michel de Montaigne
I continue to be a photographer; I have enjoyed fishing and hunting with a close friend; and have owned two ranches, first in northern California and then in the state of Washington.
Douglass North
I think our concept of revolution, in terms of getting the power to do things, is too focused on the state. We have a scenario of revolution that first, you know, comes from 1917, that first you take the state power, and then you change things. And we don’t realize it’s collapsed.
Grace Lee Boggs
I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me. I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first.” ~Cassandra Palmer
Karen Chance
Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first. They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true. There is, I believe, no other way to live.
Joe Montana
True leaders are the first to admit that they don’t know everything and that they need help.
Bill Byrd
Doctors should first understand the cause of disease, then treat it with diet. Medicine should only be used if diet fails
Sun Simiao
You never forget your first love.
Wendelin Van Draanen
I remember the first time I saw you. Your hair was in two braids instead of one. And I remember when you… you sang in the music assembly and the teacher said… “Who knows The Valley Song?” and your hand shot straight up. After that, I… I watched you going home every day…
Suzanne Collins
What ass first let loose the doctrine that the suffrage is a high boon and voting a noble privilege?
H. L. Mencken
When a writer declares that his first book is his best, that is bad. I progress successively from book to book.
Mahmoud Darwish
If men will impartially, and not asquint, look toward the offices and function of a poet, they will easily conclude to themselves the impossibility of any man’s being a good poet without first being a good man.
Ben Jonson
My first time acting for camera really was for Steven Spielberg in War Horse. I was trained in theater and I was actually working in theater at the time. I had a small role with the Royal Shakespeare Company, which is a huge prestigious theater company back in England. I honestly thought that was as good as it got.
Jeremy Irvine
I’ve always been thin. If you go back to when we first started I’ve always been skinny.
Robin Gibb
I would say that my peak was making my first million at the ripe age of 29, after the first album.
Anita Baker
You cannot be responsible for salvation until first you’ve been responsible for sin.
Edwin Louis Cole
I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The first acting thing I ever did was my senior year I decided not to play a sport in the Spring and, in that Spring B.J. Novak who went to school with me, asked if I’d be in this show that was a parody of all the teachers in the school, ‘sure!’ That was the first acting thing I did.
John Krasinski
The great thing about doing art shows is you get to meet the people who are interested in your art, and I think that when you’re purchasing a piece of art it’s a tremendous bonus to get to meet the artist because you get a chance to pick their brain a bit and find out first hand what the piece is about for the artist.
Paul Stanley
Influences come from everywhere. I don’t really feel like I had too many influences for the first record because I grew up listening to music in church, and that was pretty much it. I didn’t really grow up listening to AC/DC and all those bands.
Avril Lavigne
The first song I did was over a Chief Keef beat – Understand Me. I did that in, like, 2011 or 2012, I think.
Fetty Wap
I first met (Bob Dylan) in ’65. We’ve had a friendship for a long time. He decided to play on a record I was making in New York. We were just friends playing together.
Doug Sahm
My first months in Sofia were a time of intense disorientation: I had never been to that part of the world before; I could barely speak the language; everything seemed strange to me.
Garth Greenwell
Regarding the fundamental investigations of mathematics, there is no final ending … no first beginning.
Felix Klein
A consciousness of wrongdoing is the first step to salvation…you have to catch yourself doing it before you can correct it.
Seneca the Younger
I am an American citizen, first class. I don’t have a bade that makes me an official good guy like you, but Im work just as honest for a living.
Lucky Luciano
What I see are people who want affordable energy. They want strong environmental standards – they want a lot of things – but first and foremost they want affordable energy. And if you want affordable energy, you want oil, gas and coal.
John S. Watson
In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.
Warren Buffett
I wasn’t allowed to watch MTV before school, but somehow I managed to, when I was five or six and Fiona Apple’s video for “Criminal” came on. She was so odd and dark, and I immediately felt some kind of connection with her. She was also the first person I admired for their looks.
Sky Ferreira
One word I had throughout the first year and a half of my mother’s death was ‘unmoored.’ I felt that I had no anchor, that I had no home in the world.
Meghan O’Rourke
To the revolutionary mind the American vista must have been almost as incredible as Genghis Khan’s first view of China – so rich, so soft, so unaware.
Garet Garrett
When this space walk will be completed, then the arm will be fully operational and ready for the next activity that will be pretty much the testing, the first flight testing of the space station arm.
Umberto Guidoni
War had always seemed to me to be a purely human behavior. Accounts of warlike behavior date back to the very first written records of human history; it seemed to be an almost universal characteristic of human groups.
Jane Goodall
Sixty-five countries doing nothing is not a coalition. We need a strategy. That’s the first and foremost thing that we need.
Jeb Bush
Miss Wormwood: Calvin, your test was an absolute disgrace! It’s obvious you haven’t read any of the material. Our first president was not Chef Boy-Ar-Dee and you ought to be ashamed to have turned in such preposterous answers! Calvin: I just don’t test well.
Bill Watterson
My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.
Bobby Darin
It was the first time I traveled alone, but I was not scared.
Carmen Laforet
I think the one thing I would point to as a primary reason, basically, is that I was a gigantic ass, … It’s the first time I got dumped in my life.
David Letterman
Mrs. [Indira] Gandhi can rightly boast of having won a war, but if she won it, she should first of all thank Yahya Khan and his gang of illiterate psychopaths.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Treachery, though at first very cautious, in the end betrays itself.
Within the stable economy it’s necessary to eliminate all forms of sexual discrimination, and to provide women for the first time in our history with economic opportunities equal to those of men.
Jimmy Carter
The first twenty years of my life were wasted. I didn’t fit my environment, and I didn’t know any other.
Rose Wilder Lane
With a new national commitment, our scientists and engineers will overcome obstacles to taking these [hydrogen fuel cell] cars from laboratory to showroom, so that the first car driven by a child born today could be powered by hydrogen, and pollution-free.
George W. Bush
When it occurs to a man that nature does not regard him as important, and that she feels she would not maim the universe by disposing of him, he at first wishes to throw bricks at the temple, and he hates deeply the fact that there are no bricks and no temples.
Stephen Crane
Before she became the Girl from Nowhere-the One Who Walked In, the First and Last and Only, who lived a thousand years-she was just a little girl in Iowa, named Amy. Amy Harper Bellafonte.
Justin Cronin
It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.’
Audrey Hepburn
I learned more from the first stupid woman who fell in love with me than ever my brains taught me.
George Bernard Shaw
The first job I got when I was in high school was working for a department store in New York. I worked in the stockroom. That’s when I learned that I couldn’t work for anyone else, because I was spoken to in a way that I wasn’t spoken to at home.
Frankie Knuckles
When something comes up that attacks peoples beliefs, their first reaction tends to be fear.
J. D. Pardo
If I had stayed with football in college, I probably would have been a first-round pick.
Antonio Gates
Everyone, young and old, was responding to [Frank] Sinatra. So, the first time that I physically remember, it was as a youth. He always seemed to be there, let me put it that way. I can’t remember the exact first time, but I can remember the effect his voice had on me.
Robert Davi
the first day i shot dope
was on a sunday.
i had just come
home from church
got mad at my mother
cuz she got mad at me. u dig?
Sonia Sanchez
Saudi Arabia’s first female athlete will be allowed to compete while wearing a head scarf. The Saudi woman said she was thrilled about the ruling all she needs now is a man to drive her to the Olympics.
Conan O’Brien
Sit a man on his ass with nothing to do but eat and the first thing that goes is his mind. It never fails.
Joanna Russ
I thoroughly enjoy working with kids, whether it’s The First Tee or the lesson tee with my grandkids.
Jack Nicklaus
I’m a modern girl, but you should put your husband first. I like to think divorce is not an option.
Khloe Kardashian
Socialism has never and nowhere been at first a working-class movement.
Friedrich August von Hayek
I would remind my countrymen that they are to be men first, and Americans only at a late and convenient hour.
Henry David Thoreau
We want to develop innovative ways to promote savings so more Americans can save for their future, but first we need to reject privatization schemes and work together to strengthen Social Security.
Debbie Stabenow
Using quotations was at first quite spontaneous for me, but then this use became strengthened through reflection. But originally this practice came out of temperament.
Susan Sontag
I’m a great believer that the most important years are the sort of early years but the preschool years and then into the first and second grades. If you get a good base in the first and second grade and you can read, you can do anything.
Barbara Bush
A man perfects himself by working. Foul jungles are cleared away, fair seed-fields rise instead, and stately cities; and with the man himself first ceases to be a jungle, and foul unwholesome desert thereby. The man is now a man.
Thomas Carlyle
His epitaph: Who, by vigor of mind almost divine, the motions and figures of the planets, the paths of comets, and the tides of the seas first demonstrated.
Isaac Newton
In our country we call this type of mother love teng ai. My son has told me that in men’s writing it is composed of two characters. The first means pain; the second means love. That is a mother’s love.
Lisa See
Sexual intercourse began in 1963 … / Between the end of the Chatterley ban/ and the Beatles first LP
Philip Larkin
Basically, at some point, one day maybe you can expect to hear some of my music. I haven’t really done that yet because my younger brother is a musician and really talented and I want him to come out with his music first.
Stephen Dorff
Boyfriend huh? I didn’t realize we had taken things to that level.” “Oh, I’m sorry–this is my first undercover operation,” Jordan said. “I’m a little unclear about the rules. Are we seeing other people in this fake relationship?
Julie James
I got my first job the old-fashioned way: I took an elevator to the top floor of many buildings and walked down floor by floor on the stairs going into every firm and asking the receptionist if she knew of any jobs available.
Alan Patricof
My heroes are people who are working hard and trying to make a good living for their families. My heroes are people who put their families first.
Dale Murphy
You have a row of dominoes set up; you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will go over very quickly.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.
Hugh Walpole
The Bible says, ‘The truth shall make you free.’ But let’s not forget it was Spiro Agnew who said that a good lie will keep you out of jail in the first place.
A. Whitney Brown
United [Airlines] sucks, man. I’ve got like a million miles and they never bump me to first class because they think I’m just a kid and give the seat to some schmoozy guy in a business suit.
Shaun White
I used to love ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,’ and I can still remember listening to them before I would fall asleep. I can remember the first ten minutes of the book perfectly, but whether I knew the rest of it was slightly more dicey.
William Moseley
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
Dale Carnegie
I can’t imagine how many first performances I’ve done, perhaps 500. Some of them have been very good, and some of course very bad.
Esa-Pekka Salonen
When I run in the morning, my body spends the first 20 minutes trying to figure out what’s happening to it.
Danny Pudi
One of the frustrating things for people who miss the first rally in a bull market is that they wait for the big correction and it never comes. The market just keeps climbing and climbing. It feeds on itself in frenzied fashion and propels prices considerably higher for six months or so, and sometimes longer.
Martin Zweig
My very first products were hand-made, one-of-a-kind pins. When I finally realized I could repeat a phrase to make multiples, intellectuals gone bad, a fairly succinct description of my own life, seemed appropriate.
Anne Taintor
First Lady Michelle Obama appears on ‘Sesame Street’ to celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary. It’s going to be a big episode. Yes, sources say the episode gets a little tense when Ernie and Bert ask the first lady why her husband’s dragging his feet on gay marriage.
Conan O’Brien
…‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎never go to look on man till you have first looked on your God.
Charles Spurgeon
The first step in taking control of your money is to stop borrowing money. Start using cash today.
Dave Ramsey
I’m not looking for is the audience going to like it [the film during the first screening] or not. I want to hear somebody try to poke a hole in it. I want to hear why they saw the logic was flawed or why that scene was not believable.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Reason to rule, mercy to forgive: The first is law, the last prerogative. Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
John Dryden
The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.
Nicolas Chamfort
When I was a young kid, my pops introduced me to it. He took me to Harlem, 145th and Edgecombe, to watch the filming of Claudine with James Earl Jones and Diahann Carroll. That was my first taste of seeing a set and the cameras, and I was bit by the acting bug at a young age.
Tracy Morgan
The bitter winds in February were sometimes called the First East Winds, but the longing for spring somehow made them seem more piercing.
Eiji Yoshikawa
[Albert] Schweitzer thus carved out his own path through the first half of this century, a lonely and learned giant amidst the hordes of noisy and shallow theological pygmies.
N. T. Wright
I actually cut out some frames and kind of gave it a little grainier look so it looks a lot more like the first one. I think that is really important. Especially from user-generated content, people don’t want overproduced-looking videos.
Judson Laipply
One of the things we have learned in the first year is that if you want to scale-up, the first thing you have to do is to expand your own team.
Ruth Simmons
Television has given Pakistan a truly open national forum for the first time in its history. Ideas are debated, leaders are assessed and criticised, and a nation of 170 million people is finally discovering, together, what it thinks.
Mohsin Hamid
When I write I’ll sometimes say things which are somewhat controversial – not because I’m seeking out controversy for its own sake, but if I don’t have anything to say which is different, why am I bothering to write stuff down in the first place?
Paul Bloom
~My children are my life … It’s not like I don’t have my own wants and and dreams anymore – it’s just that the kids come first.~
Angie Harmon
O, Youth: Do you know that yours is not the first generation to yearn for a life full of beauty and freedom?
Albert Einstein
Not for the first time, he wished he commanded a highly trained bunch of soldiers instead of a ragtag mob of rejects in varying stages of alcoholism.
Chris Wooding
People have to decide, first of all, how they’d like to live, and how secure they want to be from disaster. After that, scientists can help determine what would be necessary to achieve that.
Paul R. Ehrlich
When Donald Trump won the election because when I came into the show, I said, I think this guy can win. This was when he first came down that escalator. He gave his first speech.
Trevor Noah
My first job with a network was General Hospital, and that was ABC. I feel like I have so much history with them, that they treat their shows well and they have good, discerning taste.
Jaime Ray Newman
The Bay-man has made the worst and most worthless Transformers movie yet. I know, hard to believe, right? How could any summer blockbuster be as dull, dumb and soul-sucking as the first three Transformers movies? Step right up.
Peter Travers
He had written my mother once that he wanted her to be the first thing he saw every morning and the last thing he ever saw. And that’s how it turned out.
Ron Reagan
Nature’s first green is gold.
Robert Frost
Most of the men sitting in first class on an airplane have really boring jobs.
Rita Rudner
The first of the Trainspotting crew to die. Out of the five of them like, Begbie, Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and [Margaret] Thatcher. Who’d have thunk she’d have been the first to go? She was the invisible author of the book, really. She created the conditions and the hubris whereby that whole culture flourished.
Irvine Welsh
The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.
Charles Bukowski
At their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and mad men.
Aldous Huxley
I believe in the relatedness of all forms of life from the simplest to the most complex. We humans share the same family tree as all life on earth, back to the first stirrings in the primal ocean.
Densey Clyne
First I was a European-style player, then I was a downtown ‘noise guy,’ and now some people call me an Americana guy.
Bill Frisell
Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
Albert Camus
I started in 1957 when I sold my first story to a magazine.
Jean Giraud
The first big thing that I did with my dad was the bicycle sequence in “The Great Muppet Caper,” where Kermit and Piggy are riding bicycles in Battersea Park in London and that was a complex marionetting and cranes driving through the park, it was a complicated scene, and I did that with my dad.
Brian Henson
We need a president who is going to understand what actionable intelligence looks like and act on it. And we need a president and a cabinet who understands that the first and most important priority of the president of the United States is to protect the safety and security of Americans.
Chris Christie
From the time I got the first couple of scripts [of Jessica Jones], I always felt that this was groundbreaking material and a groundbreaking character.
Krysten Ritter
The first law of economics is that when the price goes up, consumption comes down. This is a divine law.
Ahmed Zaki Yamani
The solving of almost every crime mystery depends on something which seems, at first glance, to bear no relation whatever to the original crime.
Elsa Barker
Being blinded by young love. I remember the feeling, when I first fell in love – you don’t see the world the same way that other people see it. You don’t see the same boundaries.
Douglas Booth
There is no such thing as a publishable first draft.
William Targ
We believe that Lebanon has been the first real experience for all the Arabs.
Bashar al-Assad
Anaximander says that men were first produced in fishes, and when they were grown up and able to help themselves were thrown up, and so lived upon the land.
Sometimes, I feel like I spent the first part of my life wishing to be a teen-age boy, and the second part condemned to being one.
S. E. Hinton
The working men, I’ll go by and they’ll whistle. At first they whistle because they think, ‘Oh, it’s a girl. She’s got blond hair and she’s not out of shape,’ and then they say, ‘Gosh, it’s Marilyn Monroe!’
Marilyn Monroe
The boy spends most of his time reading. And writing, of course. He copies out sections of books, writes out words and symbols he does not understand at first but that become intimately familiar beneath his ink-stained fingers, formed again and again in increasingly steady lines.
Erin Morgenstern
I heard a computer scientist the other day refer to playing with the Kinect as ‘storytelling.’ At first I thought that sounded a little high-minded, but after trying a few games I could see what she meant.
Susan Orlean
Lying is a most disgraceful vice; it first despises God, and then fears men.
Preaching that is boring is preaching that talks first about us and then only tangentially about God. Preaching that is faithful is preaching that talks first about God and then only secondarily and derivatively talks about us. The God of Scripture is so much more interestingly than we are.
William Henry Willimon
It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination.
Adam Weishaupt
I consider myself a bassist first.
Casey Abrams
Sauces in cookery are like the first rudiments of grammar – the foundation of all languages.
Alexis Soyer
I drank a second mouthful in which I find nothing more than in the first, then a third which gives me rather less than the second. It is time to stop; the potion is losing its magic.
Marcel Proust
The first records I heard were from Dizzy Gillespie and people like that.
Bill Wyman
I think we felt the pressure more at first than this time around. But still you don’t want to let anyone down. I never even met Patrick until we had a Christmas party at Ian McKellen’s house on the first movie and then I didn’t see him again until the premiere.
Rebecca Romijn
I think human beings are almost, by definition, religious people,in the sense that we ask questions of meaning, we anticipate future events, we deal with the issues of mortality from the first time we see a dead bird as a little child.
John Shelby Spong
First you destroy those who create values. Then you destroy those who know what the values are, and who also know that those destroyed before were in fact the creators of values. But real barbarism begins when no one can any longer judge or know that what he does is barbaric.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
I would never have expected anything that I did would ever appear in first-rate museums around the world. That was just a choice that I made, very early on. I was interested mainly in the entertainment arts. I wasn’t as interested in being a fine artists.
Rick Heinrichs
The Past Is Gone, And Cannot Harm You Any More & While The Future Is Fast Coming For You, It Always Flinches First. And Settles In As The Gentle Present.
Cecil Palmer
First of all, I’m happy that I’m healthy.
Tina Turner
In the First World War, there was the sudden passion of nationalism, and the killing took place because of these emotions. But the Soviet case is different, because you had systematic murder, like the Holocaust.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
First, the constitution [of Ukraine] has to be reformed. Only then can confidence building and border security follow.
Vladimir Putin
When Lawrence first found a gentian, a big single blue one, I remember feeling as if he had a strange communion with it, as if the gentian yielded up its blueness, its very essence, to him. Everything he met had the newness of a creation just that moment come into being.
Frieda Lawrence
I would rather be a one-term President and do what I believe is right than to be a two-term President at the cost of seeing America become a second-race power and to see this Nation accept the first defeat in its proud 190-year history.
Richard M. Nixon
Whatever comes to us in life we create first in our mentality. As the building is a reality in all its details in the architects mind before a stone or brick is laid, so we create mentally everything which later becomes a reality in our achievement.
Orison Swett Marden
I have a lot of tattoos. My first tattoo I had when I was a teenager was just a little heart. I am very friendly with a great artist, Scott Campbell, and I started going to him to get tattoos. I’m very spontaneous about what I get.
Marc Jacobs
One’s first responsible job is the great revealer – far more than school.
Anna Louise Strong
It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.
Elbert Hubbard
They say you’re meant to live everyday as if it were your last, which I’ve always thought was daft, since no one would ever pay the gas bill if that was the case, but what if it were your first?
Amy Jenkins
Intelligence is our first line of defense against terrorism, and we must improve the collection capabilities and analysis of intelligence to protect the security of the United States and its allies.
Saxby Chambliss
‘Tampopo’ is a deeply odd film about Japan, ramen noodles, love and sex. It made me very hungry and desperate to travel to Japan. It started my love affair with this amazing country, its culture, its food, its cinema and made me buy my first ticket to the land of the rising sun.
Jamie Cullum
I envy the people who go to Paris the first time
Marc Jacobs
He who shoots first laughs last.
Alexander Lebed
I have always wanted to make a film about my parents’ generation, which tried every way to escape from the deadly shadow of war and finally settled down in Hong Kong in the ’50s to build a home from nothing. Arguably, they are the first generation of Hong Kong people to turn this remote island into a modern city.
Mabel Cheung
All our first movements are good, generous, heroical; reflection weakens and kills them.
Aime Martin
In the first years after the systemic transition, our screens showed American entertainment that had not been available before, or had been available only sporadically.
Andrzej Wajda
In every situation, no matter what first appears. Find the good that is always there, and change that fear to cheer.
Julie Hebert
Let no man give advice to others that he has not first given himself.
Seneca the Younger
My first character was Mr. Toad.
Bill Griffith
I’ve had bad luck in my two previous marriages. The first wife left me, and the second did not. В­
Woody Allen
Try not to have any break in chanting the mantra even for a moment. Continue repeating the mantra while engaged in any task. Chanting in the mind may not always be possible at first, so in the beginning, practice japa by moving the lips incessantly-like a fish drinking water.
Mata Amritanandamayi
I took ethics classes in college, and it always amazes me how they [tabloids] will blatantly say something that I did not say, in quotation marks. The first thing that we learned in ethics is that you better have it right. If you’re putting quotation marks around something, it better be exactly what that person said.
Carrie Underwood
First of all, I didn’t suggest that we should simply get rid of all prisons.
Angela Davis
Chashkin Sar was virgin, and we climbed it for the first time, and afterwards, the people renamed it as Samina Baig.
Samina Baig
If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?
Douglas Horton
How did that go?’ he asked. ‘Your first lengthy conversation with a girl your own age?’ ‘Fabulous,’ said Artemis, voice dripping with sarcasm. ‘We’re planning a June wedding.
Eoin Colfer
If you believe, take the first step, it leads to Jesus Christ. If you don’t believe, take the first step all the same, for you are bidden to take it.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The first time onstage, a light went on. ‘OK, this is my thing. I’m comfortable here. This is my thing.’
Wanda Sykes
I wouldn’t take the Pope too seriously. He’s a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third.
Muriel Spark
There is no doubt that the course and character of the feared ‘European war’… will become the first world war in the full sense of the word.
Ernst Haeckel
Look, I think the worst case scenario is obvious. I think first of all it doesn’t work for very long. It’s an unstable government that raises taxes and destroys the image we’re building for Canada as a strong place to invest.
Stephen Harper
I taught myself the first year course while I was on the dole, then moved to London to do an MA at SOAS, which led straight into a PhD.
Deborah Smith
When publicly censured our first instinct is to make everybody a codefendant.
Ambrose Bierce
My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.
Erma Bombeck
I think sequels should be earned and we won’t do it unless the script is better than the first one.
Jay Roach
First, say to yourself, ‘I’m totally independent of the good or bad opinions of others.’ Second: ‘I’m beneath no one.’ Third: ‘I’m fearless in the face of any and all challenges.’
Deepak Chopra
Because the relationship between self and world is reciprocal, it is not a matter of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the Earth, the Earth heals us. No need to wait. As we care enough to take risks, we loosen the grip of ego and begin to come home to our true nature.
Joanna Macy
Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.
Charles William Eliot
I think, first of all, every time you want to play somebody who is real is always challenging and always scary, because you are given a responsibility of someone’s real life.
Liya Kebede
Do not write to impress others. Authors who write to impress people have difficulty remaining true to themselves. A better path is to write what pleases you and pray that there are others like you. Your first and most important reader is you. If you write a book that pleases you, at least you know one person will like it.
Guy Kawasaki
First you win the argument, then you win the vote.
Margaret Thatcher
For me, businesses are like buses. You stand on a corner and you don’t like where the first bus is going? Wait ten minutes and take another. Don’t like that one? They’ll just keep coming. There’s no end to buses or businesses.
Sheldon Adelson
In Castling, the King must be moved first, or before the Rook is quitted. If the Rook be quitted before the King is touched, the opposing player may demand that the move of the Rook shall stand without the Castling being completed.
Howard Staunton
When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.
Leonardo da Vinci
Sometimes it’s a struggle to get over self-love first. Sometimes in this struggle for love, we give up, or lose everything, and we still don’t achieve love. Some people don’t even recognize real love when it comes without being called or sought.
J. California Cooper
Tea is nought but this: first you heat the water, then you make the tea. Then you drink it properly. That is all you need to know.
Sen no Rikyu
There are but three ways for a man to revenge himself of the censure of the world,–to despise it, to return the like, or to endeavor to live so as to avoid it; the first of these is usually pretended, the last is almost impossible, the universal practice is for the second.
Jonathan Swift
Without Police Woman I wouldn’t have had a career. The show started about the same time the women’s movement was taking off. Ours was the first prime-time one-hour show featuring a strong, professional woman. It paved the way for other series to follow.
Angie Dickinson
The first rule of rock and roll is it’s all about live. Then you have to learn a second craft, which is making records. It should go in that order.
Steven Van Zandt
My career came together very quickly. I only trained for four years before I became a professional, so I didn’t have a lot of time to sit back and be inspired before I took my first ballet class.
Misty Copeland
It is to Titian we must turn our eyes to find excellence with regard to color, and light and shade, in the highest degree. He was both the first and the greatest master of this art. By a few strokes he knew how to mark the general image and character of whatever object he attempted.
Joshua Reynolds
She was crawling out from under the huge tour bus when he first caught sight of her. She was small, like a child.
Christine Feehan
Growing up in Memphis and listening to all kinds of music and dreaming… So that was one of the first times I wrote a complete song and set it to music and the whole bit. From then on, I was busy with it.
William Bell
What shall we Christians do now with this depraved and damned people of the Jews? … I will give my faithful advice: First, that one should set fire to their synagogues. . . . Then that one should also break down and destroy their houses. . . . That one should drive them out the country.
Martin Luther
The Soviet Union could not exist without the image of the empire. The image of the empire could not exist without the image of force. The USSR ended the moment the first hammer pounded the Berlin Wall.
Boris Yeltsin
Since 1987, when I got my first one, I’ve been wearing a clock around my neck 24/7. You feel me? 24/7.
Flavor Flav
At River Belle we don’t just listen to our customers, we also try to anticipate their demands and be the first to market with the features that become industry standards. This extended variety of games is a huge step toward creating a one-stop gaming experience that makes a world of difference for our players.
Tim Johnson
One of my first office jobs was cleaning the windows on brown envelopes.
Rita Rudner
A nation has its first obligation to its own workers and its own poor.
Richard Lamm
The character of Rocky was built on the idea that he was chosen to do something. That’s why the first image in Rocky is the picture of Christ.
Sylvester Stallone
Drugs and alcohol were ruling my life. I made a lot of bad decisions while I was drinking alcohol. The first thing I stopped was cigarettes and tobacco.
Ozzy Osbourne
The Republican Party seems unwilling and unable to offer solutions to the crises we are facing, other than pitching the same failed ideas that got us into the mess we are in the first place.
Arianna Huffington
When you talk about God, the first thing that comes along is not love, it’s fear. You have to fear, and be in awe. You have to be scared. Any religion, it’s like first thing.
Ang Lee
First, the only certainty is that there is no certainty. Second, every decision, as a consequence, is a matter of weighing probabilities. Third, despite uncertainty we must decide and we must act. And lastly, we need to judge decisions not only on the results, but on how they were made.
Robert Rubin
When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.
Ernest Hemingway
Capture of the adverse King is the ultimate but not the first object of the game
Wilhelm Steinitz
When a lion meets another with a louder roar, the first lion thinks the last a bore.
George Bernard Shaw
I used to have to wear a gas mask to school when I was a kid because of the dust. I would tell people that the first light I saw was in a movie theater, because the sun was just a little glow.
Dennis Hopper
This morning, for the first time in a long time, the joy again of imagining a knife twisted in my heart.
Franz Kafka
I remember my first moment onstage was at a 4-H contest at the Pratville Junior High School cafeteria auditorium around 1965. I had my first electric, a Silvertone with the amp built into the case, and I won first prize.
Tommy Shaw
I would say in one sentence my goal is to at least be part of the journey to find the unified theory that Einstein himself was really the first to look for.
Brian Greene
My first husband, yes, I eloped with him from Hungary against my mother’s wishes.
Eva Gabor
The top 25 at every company really set the tone. Everyone watches them. They need to be present and focused. No slackers at the top. They need to meet in combination every recruit. They need to meet them on the first day. They need to teach by example. This is the lesson that great companies teach.
Michael J. Silverstein
Mad Men’ was really my first television role, and it never feels like TV to me. It’s done at such a high level.
January Jones
Pick a man, any man. Every guy I fall for becomes Jesus Christ within the first twenty four hours.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
If you don’t first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you’ll only be a highpay slave.
Robert Kiyosaki
So in the sense that we were all dealing with that freer approach, yes, it was certainly one of the first contacts, perhaps the first contact, when Peter came that summer. So it’s a very pivotal moment that is documented there.
Evan Parker
… once you get beyond the crust of the first pang it is all the same and you can easily bear it. It is just the transition from painlessness to pain that is so terrible.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Writing a first novel was an arduous crash course. I learned so much in the six years it took me to write it, mostly technical things pertaining to craft.
Rachel Kushner
It is my first preference to do films with social significance. Art cinema has given me credibility and status as an actor, but commercial cinema has given me a comfortable living.
Om Puri
To my knowledge, I was the first guy really to do what I do. And then later on different comedians started trying doing it.
Don Rickles
For the Left, tolerance does not mean tolerance. It means first, acceptance. And second, celebration. That is totalitarianism: You not only have to live with what you may differ with, dear citizen, you have to celebrate it or pay a steep price.
Dennis Prager
However ugly a face may be, we can discover some beauty in it if we first experience wonder before it and then begin to understand it, too.
Oskar Kokoschka
According to the Church, one of the key attributes of sainthood is death. You have to die first. So, I’ll agree already (that) I might not have all the attributes that usually that the Church looks for when canonizing somebody because I’m supposed to be dead already.
Lino Rulli
I want to reach for 150 or 200 points this season, whichever comes first.
Dan Carter
To change your horse you must first change yourself!
Clinton Anderson
If at first you don’t succeed, take the tax loss.
Kirk Kirkpatrick
Whenever I can, I paint the powerful and obvious things in my subject first.
Richard Schmid
For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.
Michelle Obama
The first thing you have to do is get immersed in the project, organizing yourself, knowing what you are going after and not going after. It is extremely important to know what you don’t want to find. Research to me is as important or more important than the writing. It is the foundation upon which the book is built.
Leon Uris
There was a reason my first substantial role after rehab was to play a maniac whose personal story ended badly. I knew what it was like to go those dark places. I played a guy who died as a result of his abuse.
Charlie Sheen
There’s more magic in a baby’s first giggle than in any firestorm a wizard can conjure up, and don’t let anyone tell you any different.
Jim Butcher
It’s like first grade where you make all your mistakes and people see it and yet some people see that there’s something there that’s really valuable. That’s the way it went for more than 2 years almost 3 years of playing.
Tom Verlaine
The very first stock I bought right out of college was Berkshire Hathaway.
Christie Hefner
Is any blogger out there saying anything—do they deserve First Amendment protection? These are the issues of our times.
Lindsey Graham
TO fear God, is one of the first and greatest Duties of his rational Creatures.
Charles Inglis
Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic, chiefly as an almost insane excitement at first, and a worse reaction afterwards.
Henry Adams
License they mean when they cry Liberty; For who loves that, must first be wise and good.
John Milton
If I have a problem, stuff’s going through my head, I feel like using, I usually go and talk to my dad… I decided to get sober a lot younger than he did. He first tried to get sober when he was like 32, I believe.
Jack Osbourne
If devils exist, their first aim is to give you an anesthetic — to put you off your guard. Only if that fails, do you become aware of them.
C. S. Lewis
An adult who does not understand that a child needs to use his hands and does not recognize this as the first manifestation of an instinct for work can be an obstacle to the child’s development
Maria Montessori
I think what’s important is to first have your life and then do your job.
Erin Davie
Apart from the first set – which used high-level concert lighting – once you stepped into the two narrative pieces, we were working with lower-level theatrical lights. In most cases, people were really respectful of that.
Kate Bush
Dull indeed would be the man that did not feel the thrill awakened by the first glimpse of brilliant color in the orchard, and the cheery warbling notes borne to our ears on the first gentle breath of spring!
Arthur Cleveland Bent
The idea to make hotel reviews the form of the novel came first. So I just started writing hotel reviews and tried to come up with a consistent voice.
Rick Moody
I’m sure coach Frank Rijkaard will want the Dutch to go on and score a fourth now – although obviously they’ll have to score the third one first.
Angus Loughran
In my experience poetry speaks to you either at first sight or not at all. A flash of revelation and a flash of response. Like lightning. Like falling in love.
J. M. Coetzee
It is not selfish or narcissistic to love yourself. It is your first and foremost responsibility.
Alan Cohen
Don’t leave hold of your common sense. Think about what you’re doing and how the technology can enhance it. Don’t think about technology first.
Esther Dyson
The first drum beat we all heard was our mother.
John Densmore
Countries that innovate first get the new jobs, developing an economic edge over the C-free laggards that end up having to later import the technology.
William H. Calvin
Typically, [a victim of sexual assault] go home, take a shower, call their best friend, and evidence is lost. They say, “I can handle it.” And they let time pass. And then, either the guy starts harassing them again or they see him do it to somebody else. Having that power on the first day is so important.
Kirsten Gillibrand
First-generation children were strongly influenced by their immigrant parents’ approach to choice. For them, choice was not just a way of defining and asserting their individuality, but a way to create community and harmony by deferring to the choices of people whom they trusted and respected.
Sheena Iyengar
The loss of illusions and the discovery of identity, though painful at first, can be ultimately exhilarating and strengthening.
Abraham Maslow
It usually just comes to committing your whole day to the Lord from when you first wake up in the morning. Just being totally available to God and leaving the results to Him. We don’t work for answers or trying to convince someone of something. It is just being available to share and leaving the results to God.
Vonette Bright
When Blur first started and we were playing Manchester the Hacienda was the place to go. That was where a lot of exciting stuff was happening and London was pretty dead.
Graham Coxon
The first time that you escape from home or the small town that you live in – there’s a reason a small town is called a small town: It’s because not many people want to live there.
Billie Joe Armstrong
The kingdom of heaven will, in fact, appear on earth , but it will be ruled over by men a mere handful to begin with, who will be the Cassars, because they were the first to understand and later, with time, by all men.
Albert Camus
Just a little. Just the first faint breath of love… It wasn’t dramatic, like some bolt of lightning with a crack of thunder following. It was more like when flint strikes steel and the spark fades almost too fast for you to see. But still, you know it’s there, down where you can’t see, kindling.
Patrick Rothfuss
I was impossible. I don’t know how anyone could have lived with me. For the first time in my life, I was on the scrap heap, an unemployed worker.
Paul McCartney
By the time I am nearing the end of a story, the first part will have been reread and altered and corrected at least one hundred and fifty times. I am suspicious of both facility and speed. Good writing is essentially rewriting. I am positive of this.
Roald Dahl
So the question is not: Why start off on such a path? You have already started off. You did so with the first beat of your heart. The question is: Do I wish to walk this path consciously, or unconsciously? With awareness or lack of awareness? As the cause of my experience, or at the effect of it?
Neale Donald Walsch
Each of us must make the effort to contribute to the best of our ability according to our individual talents. And then we put all the individual talents together for the highest good of the group. Understanding that the good of the group comes first is fundamental to being a highly productive member of a team.
John Wooden
Fictional characters exist in only two places, neither of which is on the printed page. They exist, first, in the mind of the writer and, second, in the mind of the reader.
Maren Elwood
Before the first atomic bomb test, scientists took the time to calculate whether the blast would ignite the nitrogen in Earth’s atmosphere and incinerate us all. The risk was low and the test went off, but Rees wonders what the odds would have had to be to discourage the bomb makers.
Dennis Overbye
The common problem, yours, mine, everyone’s Is ? not to fancy what were fair in life Provided it could be ? but, finding first What may be, then find how to make it fair Up to our means.
Robert Browning
Of all the animals with which this globe is peopled, there is none towards whom nature seems, at first sight, to have exercised more cruelty than towards man, in the numberless wants and necessities with which she has loaded him, and in the slender means which she affords to the relieving these necessities.
David Hume
Fear was the first thing on Earth to create gods.
People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
Martin Luther
All it takes to get elected in twenty-first-century America is a mob of frightened sheep and a wolf with a nice smile.
Greg Bear
Legion hissed like a startled cat, the noise scraping at Reyes’s skin. “Me no boy. You think me a boy?” Everyone stopped, stared. Even Aeron. Reyes was the first to find his voice. “You’re a…girl?” A nod. “Me pretty.” “Yes, you are.” Reyes exchanged a glance with Lucien. “Beautiful.
Gena Showalter
AirBnB spent 5 months interviewing their first employee, before they hired someone and in their first year, they only hired 2 people.
Sam Altman
The world is forever babbling of originality; but there never yet was an original man, in the sense intended by the world; the first man himself–who according to the Rabbins was also the first author–not being an original; the only original author being God.
Herman Melville
The Go-Go’s were like my first babies.
Jane Wiedlin
The teachings or the information in the Venus project is not what Jacque Fresco dictates. В It’s first doing a survey of the carrying capacity of a given environment and maintaining a population in accordance of the Earth’s resources, not Fresco’s opinion.
Jacque Fresco
In Goya’s greatest scenes we seem to see
the people of the world
exactly at the moment when
they first attained the title of
‘suffering humanity
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
I’m frustrated by something, it’s my fault for exposing myself to it in the first place. The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me. Why walk out in the middle of the field, it’s just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does?
Amy Grant
There’s nobody on my ball club that doesn’t go from first to third on a base hit, or from second to home. Every time you steal a base, you’re taking a gamble on getting thrown out, and taking the bat out of the hitter’s hand.
Casey Stengel
It was a real honor for me to get to be the first woman astronaut. I think it’s really important that young girls that are growing up today can see that women can be astronauts too. There have actually been a lot of women, who are astronauts, that that’s a career that’s open to them.
Sally Ride
It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.
Harold MacMillan
Grub first, then ethics.
Bertolt Brecht
Ah, how sweet it is to love! Ah, how gay is young Desire! And what pleasing pains we prove When we first approach Love’s fire!
John Dryden
Who knows if this other half of life where we think we’re awake is not another sleep a little different from the first.
Blaise Pascal
you never forget your first fall.
Jodi Picoult
The loss of young first love is so painful that it borders on the ludicrous.
Maya Angelou
Just getting to first base seems to be a problem for you two,” Cam couldn’t resist saying.
Lauren Kate
What I argue is that talk of knowledge plays an important role in theories within cognitive ethology. The idea is this. First, one sees cognitive ethologists arguing that we need to attribute propositional attitudes to some animals in order to explain the sophistication of their cognitive achievements.
Hilary Kornblith
I realized that performing was what I wanted to do when I did my first professional gig as a dancer with my company Synergy in Canada. I was overwhelmed with how it felt to perform in front of an audience.
Catherine Mary Stewart
He realized that he had thought only about the first step, never imagined the last.
Colum McCann
You have to design and program differently. Combat action in an MMO is so different to combat in a first-person shooter.
John Romero
When I think about my father, the first image that comes to mind is holding his hand as he drove me to the train station six weeks before he died; I had never noticed how beautiful his hands were until I saw them, for the first and last time, entwined in mine.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
I think losing a loved one must be a little like losing a leg. First there is the shock, then the anesthetic, and the painkillers; the attention of doctors and nurses, flowers and cards and visits from friends. But sooner or later you have to learn to walk without it.
Ruth Graham
The ego is nothing but condensed unawareness. When you become aware by and by that condensed unawareness we call ‘ego’ disappears. Just as if you bring a lamp into the room – and the darkness disappears. Awareness is the lamp, the lamp we were talking about the first day. Be a lamp unto yourself.
The Bible is the funniest book I have ever read. It’s so funny! Right in the first six pages, it’s funny!
David Cross
We want to be the first in the field and Rolex should be seen as the one and only-the best.
Hans Wilsdorf
My worst memory is of my first dance lesson as a 14-year old in Prague. My mother put me in this silver and pink lame dress. My hair was all curled, and it was the first time I wore a garter belt. I felt so out of place!
Martina Navratilova
I invest in people. I think: people first, projects second.
Bruno Zheng Wu
The first part of planning is to believe that you can put that plan into practise.
Assata Shakur
When you visit the Zen Monasteries, one of the first things required is that you bring a donation. They have to pay for those monasteries. The upkeep is fantastic. The monks have to be fed, and so on.
Frederick Lenz
The only writers who have any peace are the ones who don’t write. And there are some like that. They wallow in a sea of possibilities. To express a thought, you first have to limit it, and that means kill it. Every word I speak robs me of a thousand others, and every line I write means giving up another.
Stanislaw Lem
Every new concept first comes to the mind in a judgment.
Charles Sanders Peirce
I once stood in the middle of New York city watching my name go round the electronic zipper sign in Times Square and I felt pretty thrilled, but not quite as thrilled as I felt when I saw my name in the Examiner for the first time.
Simon Armitage
I had someone correct my grammar once on a blind date, and within the first 10 minutes the date was over. You just don’t correct somebody’s grammar. That’s just not okay. I’m from Tennessee, so I probably say everything wrong. I might have said ain’t, or something like that.
Reese Witherspoon
You have to look beyond race because as a human being you have to experience the person from the inside first
Henrik Larsson
Breaking a dream board is almost like breaking up with your girlfriend. You are super shattered at first. But then once you get another dream board, it’s all good.
Shane Dorian
I realized that everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It’s the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.
Orson Scott Card
You take the cards you’re dealt. I’m now ferociously healthy in body and mind. You couldn’t pay me to go near a psychiatrist again. Stopping seeing them was my first step to getting well
Margot Kidder
Just start scribbling. The first draft is never your last draft. Nothing you write is by accident.
Guy Garvey
In the first place, then, men should guard against the beginning of change, and in the second place they should not rely upon the political devices of which I have already spoken invented only to deceive the people, for they are proved by experience to be useless.
Earlier today, John McCain was in the news. John McCain gave his first press conference since the election. And he said, ‘For a lot of people, Sarah Palin was an energizing factor during the campaign.’ Unfortunately for McCain, those people are called Democrats.
Conan O’Brien
My children come first and the career comes in around that.
Diana Ross
I’d witnessed for the first time in my vampire- obsessed existence an actual vampire bite. The only problem was that it wasn’t my neck being bitten.
Ellen Schreiber
All religions are nothing but a science – or an art – to teach you how to die. And the only way to teach you how to die is to teach you how to live. They are not separate. If you know what right living is, you will know what right dying is. So the first thing, or the most fundamental thing is: how to live.
Architecture appears for the first time when the sunlight hits a wall.
The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall.
Louis Kahn
Part of why you love your parents is because they loved you first. Brands need to do that.
Gary Vaynerchuk
We always come back to our first love.
Etienne Aigner
To visit a new country for the first time is great fun; but it is even greater fun to introduce somebody else to a country that you know.
Jan Struther
Her absence had felt like torture–almost a form of personal punishment. He had nobody to discuss his feelings with, and for the first time he realised with appalling clarity what a destructive hold she had over him.
Steig Larsson