Top 116 Begin Quotes

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“The most promising ideas begin from novelty and then add familiarity.”

― Adam Grant

“Ultimately, the issue is not whether you are pro- or anti-sports betting. You begin, from my standpoint, from the premise that it is going to continue to exist, and if it is going to continue to exist, should it be shoved underground, or should it be regulated?”

― Adam Silver

“To begin impatiently is the worst mistake a writer can make.”

― Antony Beevor

“Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“Omniscient, omnipotent, omnivorous and omnipresent all begin with Om.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“Our visions begin with our desires.”

― Audre Lorde

“Begin with another’s to end with your own.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“Once companies begin to outsource, they never go back.”

― Barry Lam

“Rents should begin to decelerate as the demand for owner-occupied housing stabilizes and the supply of rental units increases.”

― Ben Bernanke

“I don’t know anymore where I begin and Obama ends.”

― Ben Rhodes

“You can’t end negotiations unless you begin them. And you can’t begin them if you continually negotiate about the terms to begin negotiations.”

― Benjamin Netanyahu

“I may, however, begin riding again when I am 60.”

― Bernard Hinault

“Because tobacco is responsible for an impressive one-third of cancers, prevention efforts naturally begin with it.”

― Bernard Levin

“I was never really obsessed with the whole guy thing to begin with.”

― Beverley Mitchell

“I am not a big reader to begin with.”

― Billy Burke

“The only joy in the world is to begin.”

― Cesare Pavese

“Humanity, you never had it to begin with.”

― Charles Bukowski

“American values don’t begin and end with destroyers and aircraft carriers.”

― Chris Murphy

“Basically I was really modeling for fun, but it wasn’t ever something that I wanted to do to begin with.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“Too many moralists begin with a dislike of reality.”

― Clarence Day

“Certainly, the murder of civilians for political statement did not just begin on September 11, 2001.”

― Cliff Stearns

“I write both fiction and nonfiction. I begin my fiction with the main character. The story comes later.”

― David A. Adler

“Most nanny-state initiatives begin on a local level.”

― David Harsanyi

“In dreams begin responsibilities.”

― Delmore Schwartz

“I can’t begin to describe the amount of crap I’ve taken for being a lousy free-throw shooter.”

― Dennis Rodman

“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.”

― Dorothy Thompson

“To begin with, we put the proposition: pure phenomenology is the science of pure consciousness.”

― Edmund Husserl

“Each goodly thing is hardest to begin.”

― Edmund Spenser

“To begin with, I don’t have any stage fright.”

― Ednita Nazario

“When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Truths begin by a conflict with the police – and end by calling them in.”

― Emil Cioran

“It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.”

― Epictetus

“If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one of them would remain in the army.”

― Frederick the Great

“I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.”

― Frederick the Great

“All great truths begin as blasphemies.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“We must begin to shift the emphasis of teen-age pregnancy to teen-age boys.”

― Gloria Steinem

“After six or seven performances of any song, you begin to perform it rather than feel it.”

― Graham Nash

“Geographic boundaries really begin to disappear with the Internet.”

― Gregory Stock

“The work with which we embark on this first volume of a series of theological studies is a work with which the philosophical person does not begin, but rather concludes.”

― Hans Urs von Balthasar

“Authors I’ve longed to write like – but realize I actually can’t even begin to – include Poe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kafka, Daniil Kharms, Witold Gombrowicz, Emily Dickinson, Robert Walser, Barbara Comyns, Ntozake Shange, Camille Laurens, Zbigniew Herbert, and Jose Saramago.”

― Helen Oyeyemi

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.”

― Horace

“I can’t begin to try to articulate the competitive nature I possess.”

― Iman Shumpert

“Writers of fiction, when they begin, are more likely to try the short form.”

― Irwin Shaw

“Does everything in this life begin and end with Judy Blume? Perhaps.”

― Jami Attenberg

“A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.”

― Jane Fonda

“Our young people are assets to be cultivated and nurtured; let’s begin treating them that way.”

― Jane Fonda

“My books always begin with a sentence and an image – not necessarily connected.”

― Jeanette Winterson

“The redwood is one of the few conifers that sprout from the stump and roots, and it declares itself willing to begin immediately to repair the damage of the lumberman and also that of the forest-burner.”

― John Muir

“To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.”

― Jose Ortega y Gasset

“All evils to which so many become addicted begin in the mind and in the way one thinks.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Valued companionships begin with a personal commitment to be an exemplary companion.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“I really have to be in a specific headspace to even begin to illuminate an idea that would create another Bon Iver record, and I’m just not there.”

― Justin Vernon

“Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.”

― Karl Popper

“Lots of male friendships begin as a cheeky snog. Or a little undercurrent of flirtation.”

― Kate Winslet

“I didn’t actually begin professionally acting until I was 30.”

― Katey Sagal

“Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.”

― Laurence Sterne

“There are two essential epochs in any enterprise – to begin, and to get done.”

― Liberty Hyde Bailey

“I write sentence to sentence. That’s the kind of writer I am. I don’t have a plot when I begin. I have to be convinced and I have to be surprised.”

― Lorraine Adams

“I was kind of a Rickles comic to begin with. I was caustic, and I was abusive and mean to the audience.”

― Louie Anderson

“It is a retrogression when human beings begin to insist on uniform, on one-mindedness, on conditioning their offspring so that all their reactions are automatic.”

― Louis MacNeice

“Since the 1960s, exile for Haitians is a condition that ends only to begin again.”

― Madison Smartt Bell

“Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.”

― Marcus Aurelius

“All of our anchors begin their shows with ‘Hello from Moscow.’”

― Margarita Simonyan

“To be old can be glorious if one has not unlearned how to begin.”

― Martin Buber

“All truths begin as hearsay, as far as I’m concerned.”

― Matt Drudge

“I begin by considering an effect.”

― Maurice Ravel

“Most of us can’t even begin to imagine.”

― Meg Whitman

“Fixing our schools must begin with reforming the way we attract talent to teaching.”

― Michael Bennet

“To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.”

― Miguel de Unamuno

“If the administration wants cooperation, it will have to begin to move in our direction.”

― Mitch McConnell

“I’ve been pilloried so many times that I begin to expect it now.”

― Morrissey

“The Jews have opened fire, and they are unready to begin a war.”

― Moshe Dayan

“First of all, Asian representation hardly exists to begin with.”

― Nico Santos

“Every great story seems to begin with a snake.”

― Nicolas Cage

“I always begin to compose the melody first.”

― Nobuo Uematsu

“Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.”

― Oscar Wilde

“To retire is to begin to die.”

― Pablo Casals

“I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.”

― Pablo Picasso

“I vote Labour and can’t begin to acknowledge anything good that comes from a Tory.”

― Paloma Faith

“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.”

― Paul Cezanne

“On Medicare, I would suggest ridding the system of fraud and bulk purchasing of prescription drugs, to begin with.”

― Paul Tonko

“That sense of sacredness, that thinking in generations, must begin with reverence for this earth.”

― Paul Tsongas

“I’m not sure Mark McGwire was a Hall of Famer to begin with.”

― Pete Rose

“As lower-cost phones begin to penetrate, they’ll become the educator and physician everywhere on the planet.”

― Peter Diamandis

“We will not know unless we begin.”

― Peter Nivio Zarlenga

“Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.”

― Phillips Brooks

“Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.”

― Quintilian

“All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke

“Contrary to common belief, Christian fiction did not begin with Catherine Marshall, Janette Oke, or Frank Peretti.”

― Randy Alcorn

“’Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.”

― Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it’s compounding a felony.”

― Robert Benchley

“I think there are perhaps two ways in which one can begin.”

― Robert Fitzgerald

“You begin with the possibilities of the material.”

― Robert Rauschenberg

“Acoustic phonetics, which is developing and increasing in richness very rapidly, already enables us to solve many of the mysteries of sound, mysteries which motor phonetics could not even begin to solve.”

― Roman Jakobson

“When you confront a problem you begin to solve it.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“We shouldn’t think anyone needs a Ph.D. in advanced investing in order to begin to invest.”

― Sallie Krawcheck

“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”

― Seneca

“We can always begin again.”

― Sharon Salzberg

“To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.”

― Stanislaus I

“Begin with the end in mind.”

― Stephen Covey

“I’m a storyteller, and I was an actor, so I have a fairly thin grip on reality to begin with.”

― Taylor Sheridan

“It is the customary fate of new truths, to begin as heresies, and to end as superstitions.”

― Thomas Huxley

“If you could see the instructions that I gave Jerry to begin with, I’d be embarrassed.”

― Tim LaHaye

“I, for one, begin with intent. There is no question that, Saddam Hussein had intent to do harm to the Western alliance and to the United States of America.”

― Tommy Franks

“Arsenal was in a decline. We had to stop this and begin climbing.”

― Unai Emery

“Well I look for an accompanist that does his work well, this to begin.”

― Victoria de los Angeles

“Among the many problems which beset the novelist, not the least weighty is the choice of the moment at which to begin his novel.”

― Vita Sackville-West

“Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.”

― Vladimir Lenin

“In a lot of cases, writers discover that the novel needs to begin later in the action than they’d first thought.”

― Will Hobbs

“I don’t begin a novel with a shopping list – the novel becomes my shopping list as I write it.”

― William Gibson

“Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.”

― William James

“To begin, begin.”

― William Wordsworth

“When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.”

― Winston Churchill

“All men begin their learning with Homer.”

― Xenophanes

“Given the accelerating velocity of history, we should begin charting deliberately the next phase in its trajectory.”

― Zbigniew Brzezinski
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