Top 3733 Start Quotes

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“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”

― A. A. Milne

“Everybody should start listening to love songs.”

― A Boogie wit da Hoodie

“English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“I like to see a film and then start scoring it in my mind while doing something unrelated. You just grasp a film and start working, and something unpredictable comes out from a third element. The mind, the more active it is, the more productive it is.”

― A. R. Rahman

“Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails until things start to go your way.”

― Aaron Allston

“If I know it’s going over the fence, I am going to start jogging and just get around the bases and get back in the dugout.”

― Aaron Judge

“You don’t start a company because you want to be an entrepreneur or the fame and glory that comes along with it. You become an entrepreneur, and you create a company to solve a real problem. And by real problem, I mean a problem that is going to exist down the line.”

― Aaron Patzer

“Be careful not to start a company that really belongs as a feature of another company, like the 25 Twitter URL shortener companies out there. Pick a real problem that’s here to stay.”

― Aaron Patzer

“When you really start figuring things out as a quarterback, you realize you don’t have to be perfect every time, but you do have to be quick and decisive.”

― Aaron Rodgers

“I didn’t start working out until college. But in college I could feel my body changing, and I knew that if I didn’t make some changes, I was going to go in the wrong direction.”

― Aaron Schock

“I grew up in the theatre. It’s where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“Whenever I read a script, I start recasting the role that I might play. I’m like, ‘God, this should be played by Domhnall Gleeson, not me.’”

― Aaron Taylor-Johnson

“I’m determined not to start dressing like I’m 45 years old now that I’m a mum.”

― Abbey Clancy

“If you have the ability to pick yourself up by the bootstraps and start over, you come out stronger because you learn from whatever mistakes you made.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“When I tell a child something the first time, I’m nice. The 15th time, I start to get aggravated.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“It’s a heavy burden to look up at the mountain and want to start the climb.”

― Abby Wambach

“We need a reasonable price where producers will not start nagging. At a reasonable price, we can invest to produce more oil.”

― Abdallah Salem el-Badri

“Some people are ok with doing nothing all day after they retire, but then some people if they had nothing to do would go mad and start banging their heads against a wall.”

― Abdul Qadeer Khan

“Political development should start at the grassroots.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“I’m just very wary that once you start military operations in any country, it’s very difficult to predict what the outcome is.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“Plays are the marathon of scriptwriting. You fix on a point somewhere in the middle distance, and you start running, and you don’t stop until you get to the end. The theory is that you have something you cannot not say: this is the engine that propels you through to the last page.”

― Abi Morgan

“Whenever I start to really think about what I’m playing, I may play it better musically, but the feeling isn’t there.”

― Ace Frehley

“I’m always honored, but I think for every 100 of those that come along, one of them is actually going to happen. And, the fact that this was an offer on a major film that had a start date, was pretty impressive.”

― Adam Arkin

“I always did think that when I turned 40, I’d start coming into my own.”

― Adam Baldwin

“For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action. This action becomes multiplied by the masses, and is made tangible when leadership changes course due to the weight of the movement’s voice.”

― Adam Braun

“As a first movie, ‘The Hobbit’ is not a bad place to start.”

― Adam Brown

“I’ve really enjoyed starting Quora from the beginning. It’s really nice to have a new start to things.”

― Adam D’Angelo

“Blogs are easy to start, but unless the author is famous, it takes years to build a following.”

― Adam D’Angelo

“Most people hoard their money – just keep it in the bank. Bitcoin will really take off when people start spending it, creating a velocity of money.”

― Adam Draper

“At 140, 150, that’s when the car starts floating. At 160, that’s when you start seeing dead relatives. At 180, it’s, like, terrifying and exciting.”

― Adam Ferrara

“In college, my idea of a productive day was to start writing at 7 A.M. and not leave my chair until dinnertime.”

― Adam Grant

“I start a lot of things and purposely leave them unfinished. When I have a bunch of really long emails, and I need time to think about the response, I’ll actually start replying, leave them as drafts, and move onto something else mid-sentence.”

― Adam Grant

“When sermons start where people live – their questions, struggles, and concerns – and then offer a timely and helpful word from the Scriptures, people are more interested in hearing what else the Scriptures have to say.”

― Adam Hamilton

“It’s one thing to break stuff and damage people’s possessions, but when you start aiming at the ideology of America, that’s dangerous comedy.”

― Adam McKay

“I’ve been going to the same barber the last few years, and we have great chats whenever I’m in the chair. He’ll ask: ‘How you doing? How’s the training going?’ Just ordinary, obvious things, but then, like you do with your barber, you start talking about personal stuff.”

― Adam Peaty

“I usually start with a lyric and see where that takes me.”

― Adam Schlesinger

“With Fountains Of Wayne, I almost always start with lyrics – maybe not the entire lyric, but I almost always need a couplet or something, and then I work from there. With Ivy, it’s much more about the atmosphere and the vibe.”

― Adam Schlesinger

“I guess I’m used to TV where we don’t really rehearse. You block it out, and then you just start shooting.”

― Adam Scott

“That’s what you want art to do, to open people up and start conversations.”

― Adepero Oduye

“I believe in the institution of marriage. I want to get married and start a family.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“Sometimes, I sit with my guitar and start playing… something or the other pops into my head… Basically, I write whatever that comes to my mind. I’ve written a lot of songs, but they are lying in my cupboard… I mean to do something about them someday.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“You can decide at 17 that you want to be a professional player. In Argentina, they start very young. They go to school in the morning and then do polo in the afternoon.”

― Adolfo Cambiaso

“You’re entering dangerous land when you start theorising about comedy.”

― Adrian Edmondson

“War is chaotic and when you start having a larger scale film and you have a lot of safety protocols and choreography, I would imagine it becomes more difficult.”

― Adrien Brody

“I hit my thirties and felt I had to start being profound.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“Like anyone else, I can fall into these massive Instagram holes and start comparing myself to other people.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“It’s very hard when you love someone very much to also start to realize that maybe you want different things for your lives.”

― Aisha Tyler

“In pharma or in information, you have to invest for three or four years, and then you start seeing returns.”

― Ajay Piramal

“Without having to ask anyone’s permission, innovators everywhere used the Internet’s open platform to start companies that have transformed how billions of people live and work.”

― Ajit Pai

“I used to play role-playing games a lot when I was younger, but once you start an RPG, it takes a lot of time. So I like things like action games you can just pick up and play.”

― Akira Toriyama

“If I had moved to Tokyo, I might even have become a completely different person… although, ever since the start, I’ve never wanted to move to Tokyo. I just can’t handle there being so many people.”

― Akira Toriyama

“People should try and look for something that constantly keeps them motivated, and they start enjoying what they are doing.”

― Akkineni Nagarjuna

“I don’t want to know I’m getting older. Then I’ll start to think about getting checkups and insurance. I don’t want that.”

― Akon

“The Republican agenda is a radical vision in which Medicaid is slashed to the bone – in which we start to balance the budget on the backs of, literally, our most vulnerable citizens.”

― Al Franken

“Today we’re dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I will feel that I have failed.”

― Al Gore

“I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career.”

― Al Jarreau

“There are comics in L.A. doing impressions, and the first thing they do is hunch over and then start to do this bad Rick Moranis voice I do as well when I really get going. It’s pretty horrible.”

― Al Madrigal

“I don’t think the discus will ever attract any interest until they let us start throwing them at each other.”

― Al Oerter

“What we typically call love is only the start of love. Our understanding of love has been hijacked and beguiled by its first distractingly moving moments.”

― Alain de Botton

“I waste most of the day, then finally start to write around 3 P.M., totally disgusted with myself for my wasteful nature.”

― Alain de Botton

“One of my biggest problems this season was with the clutch at the start of the race. I hate to risk the car.”

― Alain Prost

“When I climb a building, I’ve been there already, and carefully planned how to start the climb as well as how to do it.”

― Alain Robert

“I don’t know why we have to put things in boxes of superlatives. That isolates them. Life is fluid, and the minute you start trying to put a line around something, it will deceive you and go away.”

― Alan Arkin

“Fast-paced from start to finish, ‘The Honourable Schoolboy’ is fired by le Carre’s conviction regarding evil done and its consequences.”

― Alan Furst

“If there’s no limit to how big the entropy can get, then you can start anywhere, and from that starting point, you’d expect entropy to rise as the system moves to explore larger and larger regions of phase space.”

― Alan Guth

“Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps.”

― Alan Ladd

“I’m an architect. Before you start pouring the concrete, you build a foundation that is solid so that when you take the scaffolding down, it holds – forever. So that when junior high schools are doing ‘Hunchback,’ a 12-year-old as Frollo still works on some level.”

― Alan Menken

“When I was working upon the ABC books, I wanted to show different ways that mainstream comics could viably have gone, that they didn’t have to follow ‘Watchmen’ and the other 1980s books down this relentlessly dark route. It was never my intention to start a trend for darkness. I’m not a particularly dark individual.”

― Alan Moore

“There are so many easier ways to live your life than to start a company.”

― Alan Schaaf

“The excitement really didn’t start to build until the trailer – which was carrying me, with a space suit with ventilation and all that sort of stuff – pulled up to the launch pad.”

― Alan Shepard

“Not everybody needs to go to university; they can get out and start working straight away.”

― Alan Sugar

“When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out.”

― Alanis Morissette

“Unless I really loved it and felt really passionate about it, I would just kind of abort the song and start a new one.”

― Alanis Morissette

“I just start writing, and in the process, one hopefully comes up with ideas and solutions and explores all the little nooks and crannies.”

― Alastair Reynolds

“I barely finish one pre-collection before I must start on another. Sales start, but I am already elsewhere creatively. The men’s show is being prepared, but we also need to think about accessories, perfumes and other items. In sum, I never stop.”

― Alber Elbaz

“I just like making people laugh, and buried in that I like to bring up topics and start discussions.”

― Albert Brooks

“It’s a marvellous life, a gregarious life that we’ve had. We’re very lucky in that way. Unlike writers or painters, we don’t sit down in front of a blank canvas and say, ‘How do I start? Where do I start?’”

― Albert Finney

“Little moments of excitement shape the sound of a record. You don’t have anything, and then you start to have little parts that give you the energy to move forward because you start to see something.”

― Albert Hammond, Jr.

“When school children start paying union dues, that ‘s when I’ll start representing the interests of school children.”

― Albert Shanker

“We do not use managers, we are the representatives of our athletes, and that is why I am deeply involved in athletics, I follow our athletes careers from start to finish, 100% all the way.”

― Alberto Juantorena

“It’s typical of Italian culture that we only start to feel emotional about something when we have the possibility to see it in front of us. By February, Italy will have Olympic fever.”

― Alberto Tomba

“I think that when we wrestle with death… we start fearing life, because then we come to terms with something that is inevitable.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“All my films I have shot in chronological order – always. And the reason is that there’s a moment that the screenplay is the notion of the film. But when you start doing a film… the work itself starts being transformed, and you have to surrender.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“The trouble with calling a book a novel, well, it’s not like I’m writing the same book all the time, but there is a continuity of my interests, so when I start writing a book, if I call it ‘a novel,’ it separates it from other books.”

― Aleksandar Hemon

“I’ve been happy from the start at Newcastle. It has been my favourite club ever since I was small boy in Serbia.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“I’ve often gone to start a film only to find the producers surprised to discover that I’m American.”

― Alessandro Nivola

“I think the world is very closed-minded sometimes and very dated. We need to start opening our minds.”

― Alessia Cara

“The Medicare program is a great promise we’ve made to our seniors. But if you start expanding that out to everybody else, you’re going to undermine the employer insurance market.”

― Alex Azar

“Mr. Snowden did not start out as a spy, and calling him one bends the term past recognition. Spies don’t give their secrets to journalists for free.”

― Alex Berenson

“Usually, impersonations come out of something you dig, because you’re listening to it over and over. And you kind of start developing… You’re really trying to emulate them, then you realize, ‘I sound ridiculous doing this. Oh, hey, maybe this is a funny impersonation.’”

― Alex Borstein

“But now all of a sudden some idiots in Taiwan start to say that they are not Chinese. Their grand parents were Chinese. But for some reason, they feel they are not Chinese.”

― Alex Chiu

“The hardest thing for me is restraint. I see fresh beans and ramps, and I start to quiver.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.”

― Alex Haley

“I enjoyed my schooldays, but I thought, ‘I’ve got to get through it, and then my life can start.’”

― Alex Kingston

“I’m not that fluid when it comes to scales and modes. I just pick up the guitar and play. It’s all about exploration: just tune the guitar any way you want and start playing.”

― Alex Lifeson

“I start warming up before training an hour before at the hotel. That’s not because I feel old and my body needs it. It’s because it’s prehab. It’s preventing those injuries.”

― Alex Morgan

“When you have a good bunch of youthful players, it’s good to start them off together earlier rather than later, as they build up friendships.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“There’s nothing appealing about the Elimination Chamber. When I first walked into it, I was terrified. You start out the match in these pods, and you’re just watching everyone go at it, waiting for your time.”

― Alexa Bliss

“I didn’t moisturise when I was younger, but when I got to 27 I decided to start slathering myself in oil, and now I’m obsessed with moisturising.”

― Alexa Chung

“It is critical that kids start to learn the value of money, short-term and long-term saving and budgeting at an early age.”

― Alexa Von Tobel

“Practically the whole world depends on coral reefs, so if the coral reefs get all killed, then the ocean will start going out of whack, and if the ocean goes out of whack, something might happen on land.”

― Alexander Gould

“Founders go wrong when they start to believe their business plan will materialize as written. I advise entrepreneurs to burn their business plan – it’s simply too dangerous to the health of your business.”

― Alexander Osterwalder

“Once you understand business models you can then start prototyping business models just like you prototype products.”

― Alexander Osterwalder

“I seem to always start a collection by designing outerwear and jackets.”

― Alexander Wang

“I’d love to study in the U.S. I visited Vanderbilt in Nashville, and I’ve been told to check out Ole Miss. There are so many schools that I don’t really know where to start. But I do love the U.S. and have met so many supportive and enthusiastic people here while I’ve been on tour. I could definitely live here!”

― Alexandra Adornetto

“Once you start worrying, it’s hard to stop.”

― Alexandra Petri

“If I won the lottery I’d start a charity that helped little family hardware stores, cobblers and fruit shops open in city centres.”

― Alexei Sayle

“Every musical movement that is big enough has to produce some good musicians who wouldn’t have had the incentive to start playing without it.”

― Alexis Korner

“It thrills me to write reference letters for enterprising founders who are looking to get visas to start their companies here, to create value and jobs for these United States.”

― Alexis Ohanian

“When you start hanging out with Jennifer Lopez and Bill Clinton, you can’t expect to remain an everyday person.”

― Alfonso Soriano

“It’s harder than ever to build an enduring company. As soon as a product strikes a nerve with customers, competitors emerge globally because the costs to start are so low.”

― Alfred Lin

“I always start a painting with the sky.”

― Alfred Sisley

“In Bollywood, the film’s stakes are as high as the actor. In Hollywood, they are way above, and the day we realise this in our industry, we will start appreciating actors.”

― Ali Fazal

“I fuel up every morning, no matter if it’s with a shake or a breakfast bar on the go. I eat well, but I have my cheats. I eat cookies, chips, and have a Coke, but only on days that start with S.”

― Ali Krieger

“When you’re at the highest point of your career at the highest level in your sport, any moment that you have these setbacks and injuries is devastating. You have to start back from zero, and you never know if you’re going to get back to where you once were.”

― Ali Krieger

“I love to do lunges because I don’t want my butt to start sagging. I say that to my trainer all the time; he thinks I’m nuts.”

― Ali Krieger

“My dad, in particular, was adamant that I should finish my education. He encouraged me to go to Oxford, for instance, and I rather doubt I’d have gone if he hadn’t. I would have gone straight back to L.A. and tried to start my career.”

― Alice Eve

“No one looks at a baby and says, ‘You are going to be a great novelist, and you really need to start writing now.’ Something in us says: ‘This is what I must do.’”

― Alice McDermott

“Why do I like to write short stories? Well, I certainly didn’t intend to. I was going to write a novel. And still! I still come up with ideas for novels. And I even start novels. But something happens to them. They break up. I look at what I really want to do with the material, and it never turns out to be a novel.”

― Alice Munro

“Sometimes I get the start of a story from a memory, an anecdote, but that gets lost and is usually unrecognizable in the final story.”

― Alice Munro

“I never start out with any kind of connecting theme or plan. Everything just falls the way it falls. I don’t ever think about what kind of fiction I write or what I am writing about or what I am trying to write about. When I’m writing, what I do is I think about a story that I want to tell.”

― Alice Munro

“It’s the stickiness of earth that makes it problematic – the way it stains your straps and ingrains your hands so you can’t quite tell where you start and stop.”

― Alice Oswald

“It’s a real luxury to have a studio all to myself, somewhere to start mood boards for the next collection.”

― Alice Temperley

“We must, I believe, start teaching our children the sanity of nonviolence much earlier.”

― Alice Walker

“I start each book when it’s ready and never before.”

― Alice Walker

“Anything is food for starting a song. A song can start with a lyric idea or a melody or just a sound that inspires.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“Childhood is a fundamental part of all human lives, parents or not, since that’s how we all start out. And yet babies and young children are so mysterious and puzzling and even paradoxical.”

― Alison Gopnik

“If you watch the scroll at the very start of ‘A New Hope,’ you’ll see plenty of references to the story we tell in ‘Rogue One.’ And I play a rebel General.”

― Alistair Petrie

“Tattoos, cornrows, headbands, hip-hop. I never meant to start any trends. I got my butt kicked, but if that meant that the guys who came after me could be themselves, then it was worth it.”

― Allen Iverson

“I figure if I have one false start every ten or 12 years that I’ve been running, I probably won’t false start again during my career.”

― Allen Johnson

“From 1971 onwards, the Memorial Day holiday was officially observed on the last Monday in May and became the unofficial start of the summer, with barbecues, blockbuster movie openings and mattress sales.”

― Allen West

“When you start early, and you’re writing for free, there’s a lot of producers that will take advantage of you… It is seared in my brain forever.”

― Allison Schroeder

“It really gets my back up when people start using business phrases – ‘sustainability,’ ‘the brand,’ etc. – about rugby.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“I think a lot of modern day guitarists start off playing like Eddie van Halen, and they don’t take the time to learn the basics.”

― Alvin Lee

“Women’s lives get more interesting the older they get. For some reason, when you hit 35, it turns into a grey area filmically. There’s not much more until you start playing grannies. I’m not ready for that. I’m just naffed off that, between 35 and 50, there aren’t better things about.”

― Amanda Donohoe

“When you start using test audiences, it becomes more scientific than it is about the work itself, and that’s boring.”

― Amanda Seyfried

“When we talk about famine, people start listing, as I have, its many different elements. We must not let the complexity of the subject put us off. We must continue putting our efforts into prevention.”

― Amber Rudd

“In soloing – as in other activities – it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.”

― Amelia Earhart

“When you start off a new tournament, you want to do well.”

― Amelie Mauresmo

“If you start throwing eight or nine shots, you’re going to get caught – bang – and the fight could be over.”

― Amir Khan

“A character takes shape in the act of writing. You start with something, and you add or subtract.”

― Amitava Kumar

“Any time I wind up in the lane where you can’t quickly turn off of it and it’s turning into the freeway, I just start screaming until I’m off of it.”

― Amy Heckerling

“I’ve always known when I start a story what the last line is. It’s always been the case, since the first story I ever wrote. I don’t know how it’s going to get there, but I seem to need the destination. I need to know where I end up. It never changes, ever.”

― Amy Hempel

“I normally feel relief that I didn’t die onstage or forget all my lines. Then I start remembering that I have to do it again sometime, and it’ll probably not go as well.”

― Amy Hoggart

“The thing with cancer is that it’s usually the chemo rather than the disease itself that makes the patient feel so ill, particularly at the start.”

― Amy Hoggart

“I went to the U.S. to start my modeling career at a very young age. So, venturing into films and handling the pressure isn’t a big task.”

― Amy Jackson

“Election security is national security, and we have to start acting like it.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“It’s understood in Minnesota that we’re going to start losing businesses if we can’t find more workers.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“After I lost my legs, I got invited to my old high school, and I shared my stories with all the classes. I remember I was so nervous and didn’t know where to start, but I knew I had information they could take away.”

― Amy Purdy

“At some point, I would like to start creating my own things. If people don’t write the scripts I like, then I will do my own.”

― Ana de Armas

“When you get to Hollywood, you have to start from zero, whatever you’ve done before.”

― Ana de Armas

“I’ve always been very ambitious, and I always knew that I wanted something else. Cuba was a good start, but I knew I wasn’t going to develop a real career, and I wanted to get closer to filmmakers that I wanted to work with.”

― Ana de Armas

“I always loved comedy but I didn’t start formally until I was in college.”

― Ana Gasteyer

“The epic implications of being human end in more than this: We start our lives as if they were momentous stories, with a beginning, a middle and an appropriate end, only to find that they are mostly middles.”

― Anatole Broyard

“The Spurs, obviously – you look at an organization like that and say that’s what you want to be consistent, because they’ve become consistent. That’s what you start striving for night in and night out.”

― Andre Iguodala

“Money isn’t everything, but it is when you start thinking about putting money away for your retirement days.”

― Andre Leon Talley

“Dad couldn’t train me. He was too high-strung, like, ‘Throw your jab!’ and I’d start crying.”

― Andre Ward

“Every time I start a film I feel like I’m starting the first time, ever.”

― Andrea Arnold

“I hear filmmakers saying, ‘I wanted to make to make a film about this issue, or this theme,’ but I never start like that.”

― Andrea Arnold

“I think most fiction writers naturally start by writing short stories, but some of us don’t. When I first started writing, I just started writing a novel. It’s a hard way to learn to write. I don’t recommend it to my students, but it just happens that way for some of us.”

― Andrea Barrett

“Ed Timpson is a fantastic minister for early intervention, and Liz Truss is a fantastic minister for Sure Start.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“When you start to achieve success, you want to get more.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“Every time I get up in the morning, melodies occur to me and I start trying to shape lyrics to melodies.”

― Andrew Bird

“The first notes I still play when I start a sound check are classical. Those are my roots.”

― Andrew Bird

“In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.”

― Andrew Coyle Bradley

“I’ll be fine, and suddenly I’ll feel the depression coming on. It can start with the smallest thing.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“Some players like to practise right up to the start of play. But for me, whatever warming up I did was only going to be followed by cooling down again.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“They’re strange, the Aussies. Because if they like you, they say, ‘Oh, he’s an Aussie.’ And I keep saying, ‘I’m not, I’m from Preston.’ There’s nothing Australian about me. Don’t start claiming me just because I’ve got a job over here.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“I don’t know the time frame exactly, but it’s clear they’re all going to want to start spending money again.”

― Andrew Gould

“In the early stages of being out, you meet all these people from all kinds of backgrounds, and the one thing you have in common is you’re all gay, but then you start to realise how different your experiences actually are.”

― Andrew Haigh

“When we finally came to start work on this, the joy was it was only Joel and I, we didn’t have to answer to anybody, and we didn’t have to submit a screen play or anything like that. We just wrote it and then made it.”

― Andrew Lloyd Webber

“My argument is that charity does indeed start at home, but it doesn’t stop there.”

― Andrew Mitchell

“Canadians need to start thinking of themselves as a petrostate, and they need to start thinking of the kinds of controls needed to protect the country from the excesses of oil.”

― Andrew Nikiforuk

“I got my start in the ‘New York Times’ because I used to read Stuart Elliot, the advertising columns. I still do. And I read him so religiously, I wanted to work for him before I died.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“Let’s start with a basic question: Do we, as a country, want our most highly qualified employees from the private sector to pursue public service? The answer, I would imagine, should be yes.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“I didn’t start out angry. I started out a young man wanting adventure.”

― Andrew Vachss

“I love Turner Network television; I love Adult Swim. That’s actually how I got my start on Cartoon Network was through Adult Swim, originally. I had a special appearance on ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force!’”

― Andrew W.K.

“As an older lineman, if you start to sit around, you get stiff. You get tired. Things start to set in.”

― Andrew Whitworth

“If you’re positioned to start your own organization, that’s great – but rare.”

― Andrew Yang

“You have to start living for something that’s worth dying for.”

― Andrew Young

“Plenty of entrepreneurs can start a company. What is more rare is to evolve it and to scale with it over time.”

― Andy Dunn

“When did I start comedy? I came out of the womb and did 10 minutes.”

― Andy Kindler

“I start by using Chinese and many of the sounds of other languages are similar.”

― Andy Lau

“I’ve been a hip hop head forever. So when it turned out that we were gonna start getting celebrity guests for every show, I wanted rap guys from the get-go.”

― Andy Milonakis

“I was wondering if any of my faith was real at all, and I started to let go of a lot of things that I had learned and say, ‘Maybe I just need to start over entirely with what I have learned about my faith.’ And that’s what I did.”

― Andy Mineo

“It’s easy to start over-thinking things and over-analysing things.”

― Andy Murray

“If you start to just aim for what the audience wants to hear, you’re already hamstrung because you don’t have any freedom.”

― Andy Richter

“I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.”

― Andy Warhol

“I have never directed. But I think I could. I have thought about it. I’m a bit long in the tooth to start.”

― Angela Lansbury

“Something I learned as an actor was which scenes needed to be rehearsed and which actors are good with rehearsal, which actors learn from it, and which ones grow stale because they start to second-guess themselves.”

― Angelina Jolie

“When I was young, and I would see bands playing, I would dig the rock & roll and get excited, but when they would start to take the pace down, my attention span would start going.”

― Angus Young

“You never know what you will learn till you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed.”

― Anita Brookner

“I’m up at the crack of dawn. If I’m filming, then I’ll wake at 5 A.M. so that I can get on set and made up before the cameras start rolling.”

― Anita Dobson

“Developers need to start moving away from the entitled macho-male power fantasy in their games. They need to recognize that there are wider stories that they can tell.”

― Anita Sarkeesian

“I start writing at 7.30 A.M. and write till noon. I’ve never written a single word after 5.00 P.M.”

― Anita Shreve

“The Republican Party’s typical position is to preemptively surrender whenever liberals start yelling ‘Oh that’s mean. You can’t use that word’: ‘Oh I did not realize that ‘The New York Times’ made a finding that the term ‘anchor baby’ is offensive. Henceforth I shall not use it.’”

― Ann Coulter

“I think maybe it’s time for liberals to not start weeping when I say things like ‘retard’ or ‘illegal alien.’”

― Ann Coulter

“’Moderate Republican’ is simply how the blabocracy flatters Republicans who vote with the Democrats. If it weren’t so conspicuous, the ‘New York Times’ would start referring to ‘nice Republicans’ and ‘mean Republicans’”

― Ann Coulter

“My biggest hurdle usually has to do with concentration. I have a tendency to kind of start working on something, and then, all of a sudden, I’ll totally divert and do something totally different.”

― Ann Makosinski

“The beginnings of CTE can start quite early.”

― Ann McKee

“Kids who want to become writers might want to start carrying a small notebook in their backpack. I encourage people to sit down in malls and listen, just listen, to how people talk.”

― Ann Turner

“From the very start of all of this, my mom has read the scripts first. And if she liked something, she let me read it. She told our agent what kinds of parts that we would want.”

― Anna Chlumsky

“To see off Corbyn’s Labour, we need to start the debate as to how and why a market economy is the way to deliver prosperity, social mobility, fully funded public services, and the means to address their concerns about the environment and social justice.”

― Anna Soubry

“I can’t make anything. I don’t know how to make a dress. I couldn’t go on a shoot and create an image. I can’t write a script. I have so much admiration for people who can do these things, because I would have no idea where to start.”

― Anna Wintour

“Ending up-front fees should make it far easier for all students to go to university as they will no longer have to pay up to /1,125 out of their loans at the start of each year. Student loans will also rise to meet average living costs.”

― Anne Campbell

“I’ll start with one healthy kid, but I’d like to have a few naturally and adopt.”

― Anne Hathaway

“Whenever I start something, I will always do everything I can to be the best at it.”

― Anne-Marie

“I wouldn’t encourage new writers to start off publishing through electronic media… it still isn’t wide enough for the readership they would need to get a good start.”

― Anne McCaffrey

“There’s something to be learned by listening and absorbing and watching before you start telling the people who have been there how to rearrange chairs.”

― Anne Northup

“My decision to start a new one is just that, a decision, since I never get inspirations.”

― Anne Tyler

“I usually start my day when my kids wake up.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“It’s interesting: I think, genetically, there are people who need different things, like exercise. I need the exercise, others not so much, and I think more and more, we’ll start to understand why people’s bodies function in certain ways.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“There’s not enough talked about in terms of growing older. You start to lose your body.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“I want people to start thinking about what it means to be HIV-positive and to ask questions about that.”

― Annie Lennox

“When girls scream my name and start crying, I blush like crazy.”

― Ansel Elgort

“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“You can’t rush the science, but when the science points you in the right direction, then you can start rushing.”

― Anthony Fauci

“Staph lives on skin. That’s the reason why many infections start as a boil.”

― Anthony Fauci

“I start work at 7 A.M. and write all day, seven days a week. If I don’t write, I can’t sleep.”

― Anthony Horowitz

“If people really, really like what we make, 10 minutes after we upload it, we start thinking about new videos.”

― Anthony Padilla

“What I’m going to do is I will eliminate everyone in the comms team, and we’ll start over.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“All good entrepreneurs have to start somewhere with a dedicated plan to finish in a great place.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“I start the show, and the armour goes on, and the showman comes out. When the show is finished, that comes off, and I become soft centred again.”

― Anthony Warlow

“The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette’s childhood and on her family influences. It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France!”

― Antonia Fraser

“Doubts are like stains on a shirt. I like shirts with stains, because when I’m given a shirt that’s too clean, one that’s completely white, I immediately start having doubts.”

― Antonio Tabucchi

“Our first goal is to stop the recession and start with recovery.”

― Antonis Samaras

“I read round the subject, I make a skeleton outline, and then I start work in the relevant archives. During the marshaling of the material, I copy the material from each archive file across to the relevant chapter in the skeleton outline.”

― Antony Beevor

“When I’m back at my computer, and/or have more time to deal with the project than when I made the initial notes, I transcribe them into a Scrivener document. I create a new Scrivener file for every project, right at the start, and make a folder for these transcribed notes; when entering them, I title each note document according to date.”

― Antony Johnston

“Anyone can sit down and write two pages of a novel, then forget about it, and a week later write five pages of a screenplay, then forget about it, and a week later start another novel… etc, etc.”

― Antony Johnston

“In 2009, it was the right time to start working in the radio industry.”

― Aparshakti Khurana

“I can analyze how I do things, but the actual doing it – when the synapses just start firing – I can’t explain.”

― Apollo Robbins

“If governments start to go it alone on trade, it will become harder, not easier, to generate the jobs and rising incomes that angry electorates want.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“I left my cushy job as an engineer in New Delhi in 2008 to pursue acting in Mumbai. I figured roles will start pouring in as soon as I landed in the city, but my bubble burst quickly.”

― Arfi Lamba

“The joy of making a genre film is that you have audiences in that place, and it’s a perfect place to start because all it takes is finding ways to startle them out of that complacency and encourage a different kind of engagement.”

― Ari Aster

“Israel does not start wars.”

― Ariel Sharon

“There’s got to be structure and great comedy. When you start with that, everything else falls into place.”

― Aries Spears

“Even during a sprint, I can occasionally still accelerate. I am so fit that I can accelerate during a acceleration, like making a new start.”

― Arjen Robben

“Start wide, expand further, and never look back.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“It’s time to stop thinking of the Republican Party as an exclusive club where your ideological card is checked at the door, and start thinking about how we can attract more solution-based leaders like Nathan Fletcher and Anthony Adams.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I would start seeing, in just the sense I was saying now, the kind of record it was going to be and what the arrangement demands, and what my vocal part should be in the record. This was all emerging as the song was emerging.”

― Art Garfunkel

“If you start becoming withdrawn and looking over your shoulder, being careful about what you say, that’s being paranoid. This is an open, accessible team. That’s been my trademark for years.”

― Art Modell

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

― Arthur Ashe

“I don’t care who you are, you’re going to choke in certain matches. You get to a point where your legs don’t move and you can’t take a deep breath. You start to hit the ball about a yard wide, instead of inches.”

― Arthur Ashe

“We’d be working in our motel room through the night, and I’d come up with an idea at two in the morning, and he’d start jumping up and down, pacing across the room, or whatever.”

― Arthur Hiller

“I think we have got to start thinking about banding together in terms of interested groups.”

― Arthur Levitt

“Investors should start with a view of skepticism. They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors. They should be careful, and they should be skeptical.”

― Arthur Levitt

“Write. Enjoy writing. Then, and only then, worry about the business end of it. Start loving your hobby, and then you can’t go too wrong.”

― Arthur Phillips

“A lot of people making a lot of money, billion, billions of dollars accumulating. Why are they coming for, finally, for philanthropy? Why the need for accumulating money, then doing philanthropy? What if one decided to start philanthropy from the day one?”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“If you start from the farm sector, we need much better investments and capital creation on land. We need logistics support; we need cold chain and processing capability. We need proper pricing at various stages to ensure that the producers are not left out in the value-chain.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“If you look at the international markets, for projects that are capital-intensive, the minute the construction phase is completed and production is supposed to start, normally all these loans get refinanced.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“We want everyone who comes through to feel more entrepreneurial and start companies, even if they fail.”

― Arvind Gupta

“You’re never too old to start learning, and you’re never too young to aim high and achieve great things.”

― Asa Hutchinson

“You can make a film in a way that, when the audience leaves the theater, they leave with certain answers in their head. But when you leave them with answers, you interrupt the process of thinking. If, instead, you raise questions about the themes and the story, this means that the audience is on its way to start thinking.”

― Asghar Farhadi

“I’ve always wanted to be my own player from the start and do things a bit differently to what the others do. I want to play my own way.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“I’m doing something called ‘Olivia Twisted,’ that will start next year. There may be something in between, but right now, that’s the one that I’m slated to do next year. That’s a very ultra-modern version of ‘Oliver Twist,’ and it’s female-driven. It’s an action film, and it’s kind of dark and gritty.”

― Ashley Greene

“I like to meditate. It’s a great way to start the day!”

― Ashley Roberts

“I’m the type of skater that needs to stay upbeat and relaxed, open, because if I stay quiet, I get in my head, and then I start to think too much and start to doubt.”

― Ashley Wagner

“After preliminary research, I zero in on an idea, and then I spend at least four months exploring the topic and in plot-building. I jot down every single detail of the plot as bullet points per chapter, and only when the skeleton is complete do I start writing.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“I don’t start with the characters. I start with the series of events that will provide the conflict and how it can be resolved. Characters are incidental.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“I am a businessman at the end of the day. I have grown up with Excel sheets. I start out writing my novel with spreadsheets and the milestones in each chapter highlighted.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“It’s definitely an interesting question: ‘Do you need more funding to start a luxury business?’ That’s something I want to think about a little bit more.”

― Aslaug Magnusdottir

“If state protects the rights of people, they start respecting the state.”

― Asma Jahangir

“It comes up over and over and over again that a ten times increase in the weight-oriented density of batteries or the volume metric, the space-oriented density of batteries, would enable so many other moonshots that that’s one that just constantly comes up over and over again, and we will start that moonshot if we can find a great idea.”

― Astro Teller

“Once you get my snark going, I’ll just start snarking it up all over Twitter.”

― Ato Essandoh

“A really good impressionist, even if they don’t look at all like the person they’re impersonating, it’s a weird thing where they start to look like that person. It’s kind of odd.”

― Ato Essandoh

“I know some things when I start. I know, let’s say, that the play is going to be a 1970s or a 1930s play, and it’s going to be about a piano, but that’s it. I slowly discover who the characters are as I go along.”

― August Wilson

“Once I started to value and respect my characters, I could really hear them. I just let them start talking.”

― August Wilson

“I didn’t start out thinking that I could ever make films. I started out being a film lover, loving films, and wanting to have a job that put me close to them and close to filmmakers and close to film sets.”

― Ava DuVernay

“I financed and made my own films from the start. My path has been autonomous and independent, so I don’t have any horror stories about glass ceilings and expectations and tense studio meetings.”

― Ava DuVernay

“When you get to know me, I don’t despair – I just get up, clean up, and start again.”

― Avi Arad

“We who don’t want radical Islam to spread must compete with the agents of radical Islam. I want to see what would happen if Christians, feminists and Enlightenment thinkers were to start proselytizing in the Muslim community.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“Myself, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner decided to start a Food Club where the three of us go to restaurants with a couple of other people. The three of us are the captains of the Food Club, so we have to wear the captains’ hats.”

― Aziz Ansari

“I would sit on the street corners in my hometown of Indianola, Mississippi, and I would play. And, generally, I would start playing gospel songs.”

― B. B. King

“The minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille.”

― B. B. King

“A lot of artists go in the studio and say, ‘OK, whaddaya want me to do? Is it gonna be a hit? I’ll do it. Is it gonna get played on the radio? I’ll do it.’ So they start makin’ these songs, and they fall in the same tempo, same category, same this, same that, and it’ll just all sound the same.”

― B.o.B

“I’m continuing to produce and will start a new record soon, as well.”

― Babyface

“When you have a movie, you know who they start out as and where they go. But this is constantly changing, and you’re growing with the character.”

― Bailee Madison

“It is nice to get reps and to slowly build that timing and chemistry. To be able to do that, you start to get into a rhythm.”

― Baker Mayfield

“I get so many questions in interviews about feminism, and I think the second you start separating femininity and masculinity and giving one more power than the other, that’s like – everyone is a person.”

― Banks

“All graffiti is low-level dissent, but stencils have an extra history. They’ve been used to start revolutions and to stop wars.”

― Banksy

“’Miss Rumphius’ has been, perhaps, the closest to my heart. There are, of course, many dissimilarities between me and Alice Rumphius, but, as I worked, she gradually seemed to become my alter ego. Perhaps she had been that right from the start.”

― Barbara Cooney

“My morning begins with trying not to get up before the sun rises. But when I do, it’s because my head is too full of words, and I just need to get to my desk and start dumping them into a file. I always wake with sentences pouring into my head.”

― Barbara Kingsolver

“You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.”

― Barbara Sher

“I was always just like, ‘Standups are making it up.’ A lot of people have that myth about standup. And so it wasn’t until I was in college for theater school in Boston that I realized I can actually start going to open mics and figuring this out.”

― Baron Vaughn

“I didn’t start out with a spectacular movie. Many people think you don’t have to go from nothing to the top; they think you start at the top.”

― Barret Oliver

“What we need to do is replace the entire tax code. I do not think it makes sense to say, ‘Let’s just grab money from, quote, the wealthy’… The issue is the tax code’s rotten and we should start truly over with a simple code that is fair and transparent.”

― Barry Diller

“I started getting interested in the craft and watching old movies, and they’re the ones that reach out to me the most – films like ‘Cool Hand Luke’ and ‘On the Waterfront.’ So I start watching all of these, and I was getting educated, and I started being interested in this acting thing, if that’s what they call it.”

― Barry Keoghan

“You can’t tell the story of the thousands of people whose lives were destroyed by Bernie Madoff because there are thousands of stories. What you can do is to start inside, and that’s the picture that you do, which becomes like a Greek tragedy in that regard – that whole collapse.”

― Barry Levinson

“You used to need a big camera to direct, but now, anyone with an iPhone can tell a story visually. You can film something. You can start off with a five-minute story, then a 10-minute story.”

― Barry Levinson

“I read in a weird way. It comes in waves, and then I start, like, five different books at once. It takes me six months to a year to finish them all, since I read mostly on planes.”

― Barry McGee

“If I could start with anybody, I would initially draft Tom Brady. Then I would go get Ray Lewis, and then maybe an offensive lineman, or somebody like Adrian Peterson.”

― Barry Sanders

“I start with an idea that is no more than a paragraph long, and expand it slowly into an outline. But I’m always surprised by the directions things take when I actually start writing.”

― Barry Schwartz

“There’s a series of children’s books called A Series of Unfortunate Events, which is like an incredibly dark version of Roald Dahl. I hope to start directing it.”

― Barry Sonnenfeld

“I wanted to start a hotel company from scratch.”

― Barry Sternlicht

“When you start talking about the patients’ bill of rights and all the benefits that are in there, people agree with all that. What they don’t know is how are you going to pay for it.”

― Bart Stupak

“I hope to get out before they start football next year.”

― Bear Bryant

“What you start learning is that to get over a breakup, you kind of have to live through the emotions and not run away from it because then it lasts longer.”

― Bebe Rexha

“I would definitely like to start working with more people over age 7.”

― Beck Bennett

“Something just happens when you’re making a record, where certain things start to come out. It’s just something in the air.”

― Beck

“When I was 11, I decided to start rapping, playing guitar, and writing songs. Everything really blossomed from there.”

― Becky G

“I actually got my start playing indoor soccer with the boys, a bunch of boys I played with. We eventually became a club team and then essentially got to the point where I couldn’t be a girl on the boys’ team, so I switched over to JB Marine.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“Start going to bed earlier! It is a tough adjustment when you have had a summer of staying up late and waking up late.”

― Bella Thorne

“Some people, they don’t get a few takedowns, they start getting nervous, and they fade. That’s just not in my character.”

― Ben Askren

“For many of us, owning a home signaled a passage into adulthood that coincided with the start of a career and family.”

― Ben Bernanke

“On ‘Supernatural,’ you go to a location and another location, and every week they do amazing things up there. You have to kind of hit the ground running and really start to look to the core of the story you’re trying to tell.”

― Ben Edlund

“From the start, Trump’s rallies had the air of the tent revival, that same hot thrum of militant exorcism and ecstasy.”

― Ben Fountain

“We never sit down before we start making a record and talk about this new sonic palette that we are going to try to explore. We always let the record kind of reveal itself to us over time.”

― Ben Gibbard

“When you drop your guard in films, the acting process compensates. You get lazy and you start acting.”

― Ben Kingsley

“A Deap Vally renaissance is going to begin next year and will be our focus for the start of 2013. They will blow the cobwebs off a music scene that has become just a little bit stale.”

― Ben Lovett

“I queued 24 hours to see Coldplay, at Koko in London, at the start of the X&Y tour.”

― Ben Lovett

“If you’ve been working since you were a teenager and working at a reasonably decent level, then you don’t expect that you’re going to be firmly in your 40s and start moving up in the world, if you like.”

― Ben Mendelsohn

“Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.”

― Ben Nicholson

“More and more, the things we do in real life will end up as Facebook posts. And while we may be consoled by the fact that most of this stuff is being posted just to our friends, it only takes one friend to share that information with his or her friends to start a viral chain.”

― Ben Parr

“Spending when the math’s not there and the numbers aren’t there and if they look in the social security trust fund, it’s filled with IOUs because the government’s been pilfering it for years on end. We have to do something. We have to start having this discussion.”

― Ben Quayle

“As your body deteriorates, your natural talents start to go a little bit. You have to bring in physical working out, building, taking protein and doing extra stuff.”

― Ben Roethlisberger

“I didn’t start drama school until I was 20, and I don’t think I would have gotten nearly as much out of it had I gone when I was 18.”

― Ben Schnetzer

“There’s a lot of comedic value to fraternities, but whenever you start messing with power dynamics and you take away consequences, you can tread some dangerous waters.”

― Ben Schnetzer

“I didn’t start drama school until I was 20, and I don’t think I would have gotten nearly as much out of it had I gone when I was 18. I didn’t show up there to please anyone. After I was accepted, I wrote, ‘The Audition’s Over’ and put it on the door of my dorm.”

― Ben Schnetzer

“Once I start shooting that jumper, I feel like I will be one of those guys that is hard to stop.”

― Ben Simmons

“The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career. I had to start writing and acting again.”

― Ben Stiller

“In film, I find it very useful always to do some preparation before you start rehearsals or start shooting, because there’s so much that’s against you on a film set.”

― Ben Whishaw

“You just want the highs to start once the playoffs start.”

― Ben Zobrist

“When you start getting jobs, and see your mates from drama school, you don’t really want to talk about it, because you have this innate sense of guilt that it’s not fair that others aren’t doing exactly what you’re doing. I do have that.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“I’ve always played the guy with the gun and the knife. That’s how many actors start out, playing the bad guy.”

― Benicio Del Toro

“I decided that the only way there would be a future was to start to cut back.”

― Benjamin Cohen

“You find, as the years go on and you have some success, people kind of start to say yes when they should say no.”

― Benji Madden

“Here’s the thing… when people start making music, they start borrowing styles from other people, because that’s what you do. You start by recreating hip-hop beats you’ve heard from other people, or you start mimicking other people, or you’re just listening to stuff.”

― Benny Blanco

“Working on behalf of companion animals is so important. We start to realize how healing they are.”

― Bernadette Peters

“I like singing now, but I didn’t at the start. I didn’t think about singing, didn’t know how to do it, so I hit the ground stumbling.”

― Bernard Sumner

“We didn’t play any Joy Division songs for 10 years after the start of New Order, which was a very honourable thing to do even if it meant shooting ourselves in the foot.”

― Bernard Sumner

“If you start off writing an album with a band, the reality is that you’re constantly in each other’s company, so it’s really important that you get on with each other.”

― Bernard Sumner

“I’ll try to be young mentally and physically as long as I can to play as many games as possible, but I know, at one point, it will start to be more difficult.”

― Bernardo Silva

“My grandmother always told me how you start is how you finish.”

― Bernie Mac

“Before Congress cuts funding for Head Start, Social Security, and financial aid for college, we have got to make sure that large, profitable corporations are paying their fair share of taxes.”

― Bernie Sanders

“The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.”

― Bertrand Russell

“I do not pretend to start with precise questions. I do not think you can start with anything precise. You have to achieve such precision as you can, as you go along.”

― Bertrand Russell

“The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.”

― Bertrand Russell

“The average actor might only be able to book six to eight guest star jobs a year – that would be high. So when you start doing the math, you can’t live on that in Los Angeles.”

― Beth Broderick

“That was always my inclination, to start on a new play before the other one gets done, because at least you’ll have something to go back to if that play gets trashed.”

― Beth Henley

“I tried to start a theatre in LA and failed miserably, but I was probably not meant to raise money.”

― Beth Henley

“You just keep shining a light and hoping people will start to pay attention.”

― Beth Macy

“For me, governing starts with people. It doesn’t start with bureaucracy. It doesn’t start with policy. It starts with people and what people need to thrive.”

― Betsy Hodges

“Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn’t do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up.”

― Bette Davis

“I didn’t start out writing to give children hope, but I’m glad some of them found it.”

― Beverly Cleary

“You see why we play so many crazy ladies. We have to be crazy to start with.”

― Beverly Sills

“It’s never easy for an actor who doesn’t have connections in the film industry and who has to start from scratch.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“I used to bowl a lot at the death while bowling in the IPL, but it serves as a confidence booster that I can do a lot more with the ball at the start of the innings and at the death.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“As a creative person, you want to start with a blank canvas.”

― Bibhu Mohapatra

“People who are their own entity and aren’t afraid to be who they are can move a nation. I believe the height of my career is going to be during the start of a revolution.”

― Bibi Bourelly

“I owe my start in professional wrestling to the red-headed kid from ‘The Partridge Family.’ I was discovered by Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Hart, and Ric Flair in Chicago when I was introduced to those three gentlemen by Danny Bonaduce.”

― Big Show

“For months, I slept at work, even though I had an apartment. I’d fall asleep on the floor at 4:30 A.M. By 7 A.M., I was up and ready to start teaching every class.”

― Bikram Choudhury

“I don’t want to go and start trying to make jokes in places like India, Tanzania or Iraq. Afghanistan is not a funny place.”

― Bill Bryson

“You start in bars and then restaurants, then you want to get into comedy clubs where you feature, then you headline, and once you sell out clubs you’re into theaters. I’ve been able to get there, and it’s cool to do that.”

― Bill Burr

“Jason McDermott’s political career, however bogus, appears to have had an early and promising start.”

― Bill Dedman

“As my wife says, I’ll never fully retire, but it’ll start to slow down. I’ll continue to do the local gigs or go to Las Vegas. But I won’t be going out to Ohio to play an Indian casino anymore. Those will probably go by the wayside.”

― Bill Engvall

“No sooner my kids leave their friends than they start texting them. And it’s all in code in a language I totally don’t understand.”

― Bill Engvall

“What I’d like to see Donald Trump do is start talking about his vision for leading the country and the policies that he would propose that would help hardworking American families who have struggled through the last few years and then also to differentiate himself from Hillary Clinton.”

― Bill Flores

“In the U.S., it’s like, you start with a great script, and then on set – not everybody, but definitely in the Apatow group – you go off, and you’re improvising on camera. So while you’re on camera, you’re saying things that no one else has ever heard before during the actual take.”

― Bill Hader

“I – at the table reads, I break constantly. If something is up there that I’m not expecting, I tend to – I can’t help myself; I’ll start laughing.”

― Bill Hader

“When I met Judd Apatow, he told me I should start writing screenplays. They’d be really bad at first, but the more I did it, the better I’d get.”

― Bill Hader

“If you go to a party populated by the NPR crowd and you start talking about JonBenet Ramsey, people will look at you as if you had forgotten your pants.”

― Bill James

“Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.”

― Bill Maher

“I’m not bothered when other VCs start hiring great designers or start recruiting. That’s the direction I’d like it to go.”

― Bill Maris

“Usually older players, late in the season, start to get cold.”

― Bill Parcells

“When you start out as a filmmaker, you do parodies, because you can’t really compete on a studio level.”

― Bill Paxton

“My films usually start with an idea that I get while walking the streets. For example, I got the idea for ‘Guard Dog’ when I was walking in the park and I saw a dog barking at a bird.”

― Bill Plympton

“The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport.”

― Bill Rodgers

“Whatever pursuit you undertake, the requirements should start with a love of what it is that you are pursuing.”

― Bill Toomey

“Realize that from the start, every activity that comprises the journey has value and the ability to teach you something.”

― Bill Toomey

“Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.”

― Bill Vaughan

“I’ve got to start listening to those quiet, nagging doubts.”

― Bill Watterson

“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

“The thing about punk is that there are purists. Once you start going outside of that, they don’t think what you’re doing is punk rock.”

― Billie Joe Armstrong

“All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity. Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans.”

― Billy Bragg

“You get a new year, you get a new start, you get a new opportunity.”

― Billy Butler

“I don’t think I’ve ever written a poem whose intention was just to be funny. I’ve written poems that start out funny and often shift into something more serious.”

― Billy Collins

“Now that I’m older, a real source of interest is the ages of the dead, the number; the day is off to an optimistic start when the departed are all older than I.”

― Billy Collins

“Most great records really start with the drums.”

― Billy Corgan

“Even when I was in school shows, in elementary school doing plays, I’d always go off book and start improvising.”

― Billy Crystal

“Gentlemen, start your egos.”

― Billy Crystal

“The decision-making process was very difficult: is this how I want my career to start, with playing Jodie Dallas on this show?”

― Billy Crystal

“I did start out as an actor. I went to Northwestern; I did musicals. I did plays.”

― Billy Eichner

“I never wanted to be an actress, really. I sort of caught the bug fairly late. So many people are so intrigued with the glamour and celebrity of acting, and a lot of actors start acting when they are 9 or 10 years old – so young. I started when I was about 24.”

― Bitsie Tulloch

“I only collaborate with the people I rock with in life, period. I rock with people where I really respect their craft and respect what they’re doing. That’s what collaboration should start from.”

― BJ the Chicago Kid

“I think religion is a mistake – I’m exhausted by its self-righteousness. I think atheists should start screaming for attention like religious folks do.”

― Bjork

“The second thing is, if you want to do something about global warming, you have to think much more long-term. There is something wrong with saying we should start using renewables now, while they are still incredibly expensive.”

― Bjorn Lomborg

“My deal is you start as far to the right as you can get, and go to the conference committee with the Senate, and hopefully end up with something you can live with.”

― Blake Farenthold

“If I were to leave Congress and want to start Farenthold TV, it would be very difficult. The fewer players there are, the fewer the opportunities to build a big enough audience to get on.”

― Blake Farenthold

“I think I’m very much an entrepreneur, but I know I have the ability to start a company in a lot of ways than other people who are more qualified because I have this existing brand as an actress.”

― Blake Lively

“Anyone can make a difference, so you don’t have to have it be some huge, global campaign… you can start small, and that’s just as important.”

― Blake Mycoskie

“I think once you start traveling, you don’t stop.”

― Blake Mycoskie

“When you start dating another country star, the first question is, ‘When are y’all gonna do a duet?’ And what sucks about that is people expect you to do it whether you want to or not.”

― Blake Shelton

“Please don’t stick with me if I start sucking.”

― Bo Burnham

“I went on inactive duty in August 1945, and since I had stayed in such good shape and had played ball on military teams, I was ready to start for the Indians just two days later, against the Tigers.”

― Bob Feller

“I was on the San Diego school board for 4 years, where I watched children successfully matriculate into elementary schools from Head Start programs from all around our city.”

― Bob Filner

“The government gets it right on Head Start. We are providing opportunities for children in underserved areas where parents may not be able to afford preschool so they can begin their schooling with a running or Head Start.”

― Bob Filner

“Unless and until something concrete is done about addressing the Israeli-Palestinian issue you won’t get a real start on the war against terrorism.”

― Bob Hawke

“Everyone wants clean air and clean water, but my hope is that we will not regulate it to the point where we drive businesses and industries out of this country, to the point where entrepreneurs cannot start or expand their businesses because they simply can’t afford to do so.”

― Bob Latta

“I’m about to go to Sundance for my 3rd year, and Sundance has never felt like a real independent festival at all. On the other hand, it might to start feel that way.”

― Bob Odenkirk

“I love writing comedy and being a part of it, but as a visual, physical presence in a story, I probably am more impactful in drama. It’s not really a tribute to my dexterity and wide-ranging talent so much as it is a person finally getting to where they should’ve been from the start.”

― Bob Odenkirk

“I just start playing music and eventually I sing something, a line of a verse or a B section or a line of a chorus, and the line that I end up singing is related to the music I’m playing, if that makes any sense. And I go from there.”

― Bob Seger

“If Trump wins, I think the whole thing is going to blow up, and we’re going to start over, and that’s always a good thing to do.”

― Bob Weir

“When I first got into making makeup, I didn’t necessarily want to start a company. I just wanted to make a lipstick that looked like lips, only better.”

― Bobbi Brown

“I’ve discovered that the less I say, the more rumors I start.”

― Bobby Clarke

“I can go and fight, take one punch, and have a concussion and start having issues with it, or I can wrestle my entire career and never have a concussion. It’s just a hazard of the business.”

― Bobby Lashley

“Obviously, there has to be a profound change in direction. Otherwise, interest on the national debt will start eating up virtually every penny that we have.”

― Bobby Scott

“I like to swim, I like to play with my dogs and I love to eat – but I have to start watching that because my suits are getting too small.”

― Bobby Womack

“Superficial pop will always exist – there’ve always been Fabians – but when people like Dire Straits and Bruce Hornsby start having hits, it suggests that there’s a revolution going on in music.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“When you start so young working, you build a hunger for acting, working, and a busy life.”

― Bonnie Wright

“I understand Pat Mahomes is off to a good start. I’m not ready to crown him four games into his career, but he’s definitely playing well.”

― Booger McFarland

“Government must start to look at mobile infrastructure as a critical national resource and not just a resource for tax dollars.”

― Borje Ekholm

“Usually when there are a lot of layoffs, like in 2008 and 2009, business creation tends to spike. But that didn’t happen right away, partly because people trying to start a business couldn’t get credit.”

― Brad D. Smith

“About 10 million people start a business each year, and about one out of two will make it. The average entrepreneur is often on his or her third startup.”

― Brad D. Smith

“I wonder if, as the tech to deliver content continues to evolve, we will start seeing the one season / 6-8 hour show that ends at a peak moment rather than is cancelled because it sucks.”

― Brad Feld

“When you first get opportunities, suddenly you get surrounded by a lot of people who want to make money off you but also are there to help. But they start telling you so much what you need to be and what you need to do to maintain some idea of career maintenance.”

― Brad Pitt

“I get enraged when people start telling other people how to live their lives.”

― Brad Pitt

“I think a lot of times there is a tendency in Washington to make rules because of something that was adverse or fraud or something like that. And we make a lot of rules and end up hurting a lot of innocent people that are trying to start up their companies.”

― Brad Wenstrup

“The only time I scream is when I see the 5 A.M. start on the call sheet.”

― Bradley Walsh

“It’s always hard to predict what’s coming up next. My main guess is that content creators will increasingly start using BitTorrent to distribute their own work directly.”

― Bram Cohen

“I suspect that we might actually start selling some records with these artists in about 10 years. Some the people who invested, they’re a little tight-because it’s a lot of money to start up a company.”

― Branford Marsalis

“I was once doing an improv show and it was my turn to jump on stage and I fell on my face. It’s a really terrible way to start a show.”

― Brea Grant

“When ‘I’m Sorry’ came out and became such a huge hit, that made ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ start selling. Then that became a huge, huge hit.”

― Brenda Lee

“Brave browsers block everything: initial signaling/analytics scripts that start the programmatic advertising ‘dirty pipe’, impression-tracking pixels, and ad-click confirmation signals.”

― Brendan Eich

“Oculus is a company that often does things differently. But we don’t want to do things so differently that we start to get into trouble.”

― Brendan Iribe

“Ultimately, going into the consumer market, we really need outstanding content. That was the goal: if we can get the developer kit out at a low enough cost point, then hopefully a lot of developers would show up and start creating content.”

― Brendan Iribe

“From the first time I heard Bob Marley or even Sublime, I wanted to move out to California and be near the ocean, start surfing, start being a part of that whole thing.”

― Brendon Urie

“I played trumpet in middle school, and then I had to get braces, so I had to stop playing trumpet and start playing drums.”

― Brendon Urie

“You cannot talk about race without talking about privilege. And when people start talking about privilege, they get paralyzed by shame.”

― Brene Brown

“Maybe I would have become an actor. I was a very outgoing kid, but being in the hospital – being outside of social action for so long – turned me into an observer. Actually, right after I got out of the hospital, I did start writing a novel, but the book was so transparently about me that I stopped.”

― Brent Runyon

“This is the standard line of the Trump side of the party, that us who oppose him are just a bunch of elites who live in the Acela corridor in this bubble of unimaginable wealth. I wish I had been born into an extremely wealthy New York real estate family and been given multimillion dollar loans to get my start in life.”

― Bret Stephens

“Gavin DeGraw – his first record is the reason that I wanted to start writing music. The way that he says something that everybody says on a regular basis but he says it differently. It makes you kind of perk up and listen.”

― Brett Young

“Maybe the best way to get people to be pro-life is to start ’em off in amateur-life.”

― Brian Celio

“Whatever the press is talking about, they want to keep talking about it. So instead of asking yourself, ‘How can I get them to start talking about me?’, figure out a way to get yourself involved in what they’re already talking about.”

― Brian Chesky

“It’s a beautiful thing, to start over.”

― Brian Fallon

“I went to USC. I wasn’t a rich kid or anything like that, so I had to get a scholarship. Went to USC; my first year, I took 26 units, so I got to have a nickname. Everyone goes, ‘There’s 26.’ So I had a nickname. Having a nickname is a good thing because then you start to get popular, and you keep that going.”

― Brian Grazer

“I think there is a possible future where maybe we do just take a hard turn away from the Internet and we do start valuing our privacy again.”

― Brian K. Vaughan

“I start with something that makes me angry or confused, and then I write about it. It’s a form of self-help.”

― Brian K. Vaughan

“I know first-hand how hard it is to start a business. Those first few years are rough.”

― Brian Kemp

“I do a lot of stuff with Wounded Warriors and the Armed Forces Foundation; if you want to get these guys to stop talking, start complimenting!”

― Brian Kilmeade

“I come up with a lot of ideas, and I want to start them all.”

― Brian Lee

“You’re not changing the world at $500 million in revenue. You start making a true difference when you’re doing billions in revenue.”

― Brian Lee

“If you start thinking about retirement in six months’ time, you’re already there.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“If South Korea is going to survive, and keep the peace on the peninsula, its citizens need to start conveying support for their state.”

― Brian Reynolds Myers

“If someone wants to do a carbon fee and someone else wants to do a cap on emissions or a renewable portfolio standard, we don’t start labeling each other as more or less progressive.”

― Brian Schatz

“At most schools, if you switch majors, you basically start over. That means more semesters… and more money. The former might be appealing, but the latter is a major problem for a demographic already saddled with student debt.”

― Brian Shactman

“The Bahamas has mangrove nurseries, coral reefs, shallow sea grass beds, and deep oceanic trenches – all perfect ecosystems for sharks. Photographing multiple shark species in exquisite water was the assignment I had dreamed about from the start.”

― Brian Skerry

“My thing is, get Jesus to come and live inside, and let Him start cleaning house.”

― Brian Welch

“If you start pandering to young people, you’re going to get accused of simply giving people what they want.”

― Brian Williams

“I think the one thing about ‘Total Divas’ is that we all had to open up our lives. We all had to open up that book and show you every chapter we’ve been through. Then when you start comparing, you see we all have something in common. That’s what made us all close.”

― Brie Bella

“Think of your pension and start saving. Like my father, I have been a spendthrift, and I regret that.”

― Britt Ekland

“I was going to start a housekeeping business at one point because I’m really good at cleaning houses.”

― Britt Robertson

“I definitely want to start a family, but that will happen when it’s supposed to.”

― Brittany Murphy

“I’m not naturally the type of person that likes to party and start trouble.”

― Brooke Hogan

“We had kind of a rocky start, but I spent a lot of time working with the President and handing him statistics and showing him what we were doing as we went along and kind of saying to him, you know, this is really important.”

― Bruce Babbitt

“They’ve also asked me now to start on another series that we’re gonna do after this Frontier Earth. But it’s not science fiction, it’s more in the Mystery and Crime division and that’s another area I’m very interested in.”

― Bruce Boxleitner

“Like most people, I was not able to start selling my stories right away. So I had many other jobs along the way to becoming a writer, including toy maker, gravedigger, cookware salesman, and assembly line worker. Eventually, I became an elementary teacher and worked with second and fourth graders.”

― Bruce Coville

“The joke in aviation is, ‘If you want to make a million, you’d better start with £10m.’”

― Bruce Dickinson

“My father would often start to say something, then say ‘Forget it.’”

― Bruce Eric Kaplan

“If you have pendulum clocks on the wall and start them all at different times, after a while the pendulums will all swing in synchronicity. The same thing happens with heart cells in a Petri dish: They start beating in rhythm even when they’re not touching one another.”

― Bruce Lipton

“But part of the enjoyment I take in it is finding the most efficient way to do it, which doesn’t mean the corrections aren’t made. I like to have a feeling of the whole task before I start, even if it changes.”

― Bruce Nauman

“Don’t start vast projects with half-vast resources.”

― Bruce Pittman

“Illinois will only get economically healthy if we stop focusing on growing minimum wages and start focusing on growing everyone’s wages.”

― Bruce Rauner

“When you start talking about elections being rigged, you’re pushing people beyond democratic governance. And it’s a very, very dangerous thing to do.”

― Bruce Springsteen

“You don’t get to cut that chain of evidence and start over. You’re always going to be pursued by your data shadow, which is forming from thousands and thousands of little leaks and tributaries of information.”

― Bruce Sterling

“I like to start out each day from the beginning. I’m always learning things.”

― Bruce Weber

“I came to California and got signed at a young age. And it’s not like you see in the movies, where you start rubbing shoulders with Timbaland and Pharrell, and you become a giant pop star.”

― Bruno Mars

“If you’re the Rolling Stones, you can sing ‘Start Me Up’ for 35 years, and people still cheer.”

― Bryan Callen

“Every time you start a project, you’re hopeful that the critics receive it warmly.”

― Bryan Cranston

“If you talk about your personal life to the press, you can’t be mad at them when they start talking about you, because you invited them in.”

― Bryan Greenberg

“I think it’s natural as you get to the end of your twenties to start thinking about what you could have done differently – whether they went well or whether they went terribly.”

― Bryan Lee O’Malley

“Once I start something, I always finish it. They had been trying to get X-Men made for 30 years and they thought maybe if I got involved, it might actually happen.”

― Bryan Singer

“Actors create a fantastic lifestyle thinking they’re going to be able to maintain it. Then they can’t get work or have to start taking work that doesn’t suit them.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“I want to start recording and writing as soon as I can and get music that I love out as soon as possible.”

― Brynn Cartelli

“Somebody who really inspired me to wanna start writing songs is The-Dream, so if The-Dream was to hit me up and be like, ‘Yo you wanna do this?,’ I’d be all for it. I would love that, actually.”

― Bryson Tiller

“I just looked in to stuff to do to keep me occupied. Alright, I’m gonna start dieting. I’m gonna start working out more. So then I started to lose weight, and then I started to see some results, and I started to drop some weight.”

― Buddy Murphy

“I mean when you come into the set at 7:30 in the morning and you come out of make-up and the first thing you know, the ladies start coming into our dressing rooms at 7:45.”

― Burt Ward

“When I play, I stare at the left hand of whoever is playing lead. And I get to know what people are playing well enough that when they start going somewhere, once they arrive, I’m already there.”

― Butch Trucks

“I didn’t start skiing until I was 50. My wife Lois taught me how to ski. I’m proficiently conservative.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“We can’t start over and develop a Saturn 5-type vehicle from scratch.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“In a play, you know where you start and end and all the stops you have to do, but in television, you can’t construct this carefully planned out arc for your character. You often get a script and you’re shooting it two days later, and you don’t know what’s going to happen next. It’s one of the harder things that I’ve done.”

― Caitlin Fitzgerald

“Start early and begin raising the bar throughout the day.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“My knee has always given me problems. But it got to the point where I actually had to start giving up things. And I hate that.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I didn’t start traveling abroad until I was 17, but I spent many summers on the beaches of Donegal in Ireland.”

― Caitriona Balfe

“You don’t project yourself in the Hall of Fame as a player. It’s only during that five-year period where people start asking about it, and it doesn’t seem real until it happens.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“There’s a lot of head-shaking and forehead-slapping when you start to realize just how deep-seated misogyny can be, how systemic and entrenched certain modes of thinking are that are still very much alive.”

― Callie Khouri

“Right at the start, when I was about 13 or 14, I only had an Amiga 500 Plus running a bit of tracker software called OctaMED. My brother was big into his computers, and when he moved up to a proper PC, I took charge of the Amiga.”

― Calvin Harris

“I don’t work out or watch what I eat – but I need to start so it doesn’t catch up to me.”

― Cameron Dallas

“I really enjoy dancing. When there’s music around, I can’t help it; I start dancing, especially when I’m with friends.”

― Cameron Monaghan

“I can quote every single line in ‘The Big Lebowski’ from start to finish. That’s what happens when you see a movie two dozen times.”

― Cameron Monaghan

“People have to start realizing that money is just a fiction, an idea.”

― Cameron Winklevoss

“I want young women when they’re 14 to start thinking about what they want over the course of their lives.”

― Camille Paglia

“Let’s just start with the word ‘diva.’ It is obviously a sexist slight – a term that is only applied to women, almost always in a derogatory way. It’s usually applied to women who are viewed as overly ambitious. It is applied to demanding women, to women who follow their own path.”

― Campbell Brown

“I’ve never started beef with anybody that didn’t start with me first.”

― Cam’ron

“It doesn’t matter where I’m at – if I’m somewhere sitting still for more than an hour, rhymes start popping in my head… It’s just kinda instilled in me.”

― Cam’ron

“I’ve been writing fiction probably since I was about 6 years old, so it’s something that is second nature to me now. I just sit down and start writing. I don’t sit down and start writing and it comes out perfectly – it’s a process.”

― Candace Bushnell

“In the first couple of years when you’re transitioning you don’t really fit into any gender, because you’re changing over. You have to start getting electrolysis before you even start your therapy. But I think all the weird looks help to give you conviction in who you really are.”

― Candis Cayne

“If I go to Hollywood, I will have to start all over again – which is fine and makes me humble.”

― Carice van Houten

“Lots of people can write a good first page but to sustain it, that’s my litmus test. If I flip to the middle of the book and there’s a piece of dialogue that’s just outstanding, or a description, then I’ll flip back to the first page and start it.”

― Carl Hiaasen

“When I start to get that few pounds, which I try to monitor, then I just pull back. So it’s really just being conscious.”

― Carl Weathers

“I’ve always been one of those people – once I start something, I have to get it all out, because it gets me.”

― Carlene Carter

“Development has to start from the base; the kids need to be playing, and the institutions have to come forward. There needs to be focus on grassroots.”

― Carles Puyol

“At the start of my two years at Juventus, I had big plans for the club, but it turned out that the Intertoto Cup was the only medal in my desk drawer when finally they told me to pack my bags. We started the first season really well, and Conte was so important for me.”

― Carlo Ancelotti

“When your results are good, you are obviously going to have a lot of press. And when you start to falter a little bit, you are going to have some criticism, and there is nothing abnormal in that.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“You have to be careful to react when you start to deviate from your course.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody, and other times I would start from scratch. Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music.”

― Carly Simon

“I see the shape of the poem before I start writing, and the writing is just the process of arriving at the shape.”

― Carol Ann Duffy

“An actor really suffers when the director isn’t prepared because you start running out of time for the shoot and then have to do it fast.”

― Carol Kane

“As I get older, I start to look back at the field that I’ve crossed and realize that it was a mine field.”

― Carol Kane

“Some students start thinking of their intelligence as something fixed, as carved in stone. They worry about, ‘Do I have enough? Don’t I have enough?’”

― Carol S. Dweck

“I did get offers from Hollywood, but they were all scripts with monsters in them. If I had done them, I would have disappeared. I would have come back to France anyway, and I would have had to start all over again and lost a lot of time.”

― Carole Bouquet

“One of the biggest questions that we hear from young graduates is, ‘I’m not even sure where to start because I’m not quite sure who I want to be yet.’”

― Caroline Ghosn

“I start laughing every time because the media talks to me like I’m finishing my career and I only have one year left and time is running out.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“I like starting projects in January. That’s the best time to start something. It’s so inward.”

― Carolyn Chute

“We’ve got to stop focusing solely on the symptoms of crime, and start caring about the causes as well.”

― Carrie P. Meek

“When you’re doing a play that’s fully produced, you have the benefit of rehearsing for four or five weeks, so you really get to live in the skin of the character for much longer than when you first start doing a character on TV.”

― Carrie Preston

“I’ll be in a cadence, and I’ll start to see one thing that a defense is starting to do, I’m like, ‘I saw that two months ago on film.’ And then that triggers whatever call you need to make.”

― Carson Wentz

“This crusade is much more important than the anti- lynching movement, because there would be no lynching if it did not start in the schoolroom.”

― Carter G. Woodson

“When you start working on a series, it’s almost too much work. It’s like a movie a week.”

― Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

“You can start with a great director and great actors and have a great script – and it still just doesn’t work. It’s kind of a mystery how that happens.”

― Casey Affleck

“Even before I got on ‘SNL’ I assumed I would do some type of sitcom; I kind of thought that was how I would start. I don’t mean to sound arrogant – I just thought I would be best suited to the form.”

― Casey Wilson

“I am such that person that, when I’m working, I’m like, ‘Oh, what I wouldn’t give for a weekend off!’ And then, as soon as I have more that 18 hours without anything to do, I start shaking. It’s really funny.”

― Cassidy Freeman

“I think the height of ridiculousness was when I was playing Elizabeth in ‘The Golden Age’ while preparing to start shooting ‘I’m Not There.’ I literally finished filming Elizabethan grandeur on Friday, flew to Montreal, and started being Bob Dylan on Monday.”

― Cate Blanchett

“I joined a meetup group called Bay Area Parents for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which I had searched for, as I was going to start a group like it myself.”

― Caterina Fake

“A tumor often grows silently and doesn’t start making itself known until it’s pushing on structures or organs or tissues around it in a way that starts to mess up the whole system.”

― Caterina Scorsone

“The teaching fellow establishes the atmosphere of a class in the first few meetings. I have found that students appreciate having the ground rules clearly defined from the start.”

― Catherine Asaro

“When I first see the dailies, I look only at myself, but then you start to see the scene.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“I remember growing up knowing I wanted to be on the stage. I wanted to get to London as soon as possible and start auditioning for theater.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I would be excited if we could reimagine workplaces that start from a premise that women are going to be a central part: Women are going to bear children, people are going to raise those children, and it’s not going to be a nuisance – it’s actually going to be understood as part of the deal.”

― Cecile Richards

“At the start, it was a bit difficult to come to Chelsea, a new club in a new league with very good players. It was very difficult to get into the team, but I did a lot of things to try and settle quick into the club, the team, the area.”

― Cesar Azpilicueta

“I made a little name for myself in Europe, but when I moved to the United States, I had to start all over again.”

― Cesaro

“Once you start getting big roles as an actor, everything pays. So what are you making decisions on? It’s about the director or the script or whatever. But before you reach that point, you’re taking jobs with, say, a theater company, in spite of the fact that it’s not paying your bills.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“I have never asked the crowd for their approval, and I will never start.”

― Chael Sonnen

“We start to decline as humans and, particularly, as athletes right around 25 years old. If you’re real lucky, you might push that to 27 or 28.”

― Chael Sonnen

“Startups should be – if you graph their financial performance, it should be what’s called a J curve. You start out at zero. you’re not making any money; you’re not losing any money.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“I feel like a lot of entrepreneurs hear all this talk about profitability and realize they need to lower their burn. So, they just start chopping off perks and people.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“When you become a parent, you start loving diapers.”

― Chance The Rapper

“Every entrepreneur, whether man or woman, should start with a robust business structure.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“I would say Tupac influenced me the most to start rapping, but as far as a female icon that I’ve looked up to since I was six or seven is definitely Gwen Stefani.”

― Chanel West Coast

“My biggest influence is Tupac. He was a poet, and listening to Tupac is what inspired me to start rapping.”

― Chanel West Coast

“Before I start my work in the morning, I need to have quickly browsed the entire paper, noting articles that I want to read during lunch.”

― Chang-Rae Lee

“I start off my morning with an Acai berry smoothie. I blend the Acai berries with kefir, blueberries, protein powder and peanut butter. I like this first thing in the morning because it’s light on my stomach.”

― Charity Shea

“Racism exists, but what I want to do is start a dialogue.”

― Charles Barkley

“There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“In the sixth grade, I planned to start my own business making custom fishing lures.”

― Charles Best

“If anything, we hope that is going to be a prompt, a nudge in the side of the public school system to improve and to start delivering these materials and experiences that students need and to make it easier for teachers to innovate.”

― Charles Best

“We’re thrilled to be a part of PNC’s longstanding commitment to early childhood learning. Their generosity will help us expand the platform to serve Head Start classrooms nationwide, ensuring that many more pre-K teachers have resources they need to give their students a solid educational foundation.”

― Charles Best

“Just like American families, government agencies need to start doing more with less, and the Internal Revenue Service is no exception.”

― Charles Boustany

“People who start habitually exercising tend on average to eat better. They also tend to use their credit cards less and procrastinate less.”

― Charles Duhigg

“Bonfire of the Vanities: The lesson of that book is, never start believing your own press.”

― Charles James

“In my career, I’ve always felt like all great things came at once, and when something goes bad, it always seems that everything else seems to start going bad.”

― Charles Kelley

“When you do anything for eight or nine years, you start getting a little comfortable; you start taking things for granted.”

― Charles Kelley

“When you start attacking cronyism and people’s political interests, it gets nasty.”

― Charles Koch

“I have a horror of the blank page. I simply cannot write on a blank page or screen. Because once I do, I start to fix it, and I never get past the first sentence.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“The fashion industry is an immense cultural and social blight that only gets a free pass because its would-be detractors are scared it’ll start criticising their haircut.”

― Charlie Brooker

“Before you start production, you have characters you have created without actors in mind, then all of a sudden you’ve got actors. They bring an enormous amount in creating these characters, and creating the dynamics between the characters that you’ve written.”

― Charlie Kaufman

“In theory, at least, all presidents are servants of the people who elected them. In the case of Barack Obama, it has seemed from the start that the idea as applied to him was more than mere metaphor. He is the first president in my lifetime whom the country felt obligated to remind that he know his place.”

― Charlie Pierce

“This has been the new normal since September 11. Everyone knows, but nobody says, that if something happens again, the elite consensus in this country, and the overwhelming consensus of the citizenry, will be to pitch the Bill of Rights out the window and start rounding folks up.”

― Charlie Pierce

“I didn’t start singing until I was 16. I was afraid to sing in front of people.”

― Charlie Puth

“To finally reform higher education, we should start by asking fundamental questions, such as, Why does it take four years to get a degree?”

― Charlie Sykes

“I can’t start my day without espresso.”

― Charlie Weber

“I resolved to start journaling every day, and so far I’ve been journaling every day, and it’s been great.”

― Charlie Worsham

“If I don’t like seeing myself on the screen, I think when I start seeing that, that’s when I think I’ll stop.”

― Charlize Theron

“I didn’t start my career or, really, my life before I came to Florida.”

― Charlotte Flair

“My marriage was breaking up, and my marriage with Chong was breaking up. I had to come back and kind of start on my own again.”

― Cheech Marin

“When I’m filming, I try to get a facial two weeks before I start shooting and then again once I’ve wrapped. On set they tend to use a lot of make-up, so I like to prepare my skin right before, and then unclog all my pores right after.”

― Chelan Simmons

“With Net Neutrality, the level playing field that gave us Google, YouTube and eBay when they were start-ups would suddenly start to tilt in favor of the big, established players.”

― Chellie Pingree

“The longest journeys start with the smallest steps.”

― Cherie Blair

“We need to empower all women, both financially and socially, to give them the tools to support themselves and their families. We need to start seeing them as contributors to society, as assets, not as objects of pity or, even worse, objects of shame.”

― Cherie Blair

“I am simply not such a slave to my vanity, and I don’t want to be, because as you get older you really have to start accepting the inevitable.”

― Cherie Lunghi

“When I started my company in the U.S. I was always told by my mentors, ‘If you want to start a tech company, you need a technical co-founder,’ because outsourcing just doesn’t work. It is too slow, it is too expensive, and the product is going to change a lot.”

― Cheryl Yeoh

“Once we start hitting lyrical themes that can whack you from all these different perspectives, we know we’re onto something special.”

― Chester Bennington

“All of our songs take these really big creative turns and twists throughout the process, so sometimes songs will start out as a melody or some musical chord progressions.”

― Chester Bennington

“Almost every scene, I re-think as I’m about to start drawing it, and at least half of the time I’m changing dialogue or whatever, or adding scenes or different things.”

― Chester Brown

“I usually start with a repulsive character and go on from there.”

― Chester Gould

“I don’t start my show at 200%. I like to go in slow, warm up the crowd, and bring them along with me. To hear everyone singing along is so great.”

― Chet Faker

“Unfortunately, I suffer from insomnia, so my bedtime is as soon as I start to feel the least bit sleepy.”

― Cheyenne Jackson

“You can’t worry about ageing because that’s the worst thing. If you start, then you just keep finding more things you don’t like, and then you’re finished. There are a lot of things I could have done to my face, but it would never stop.”

― China Machado

“Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.”

― Chinua Achebe

“The American people do not begrudge anyone his or her power until they start abusing it.”

― Chris Bell

“I always knew I wanted to start my own line. Nights and weekends, I would work on my business plan.”

― Chris Benz

“We have got to stop worrying about being loved and start worrying about being respected. And that’s exactly how I’ll lead our country.”

― Chris Christie

“I’m always determined that as a novelist I’m going to go out there and research my characters very thoroughly before I start writing.”

― Chris Cleave

“I’m really happy for Sam Vokes. He doesn’t always start, but he always turns up and works so hard.”

― Chris Coleman

“Honestly, as a director, at least for me, if I start doing the same thing over and over again, I’m going to get bored really quickly.”

― Chris Columbus

“I’m sure I could start a band tomorrow that would have different influences and would want to do something completely different than anything I’ve done.”

― Chris Cornell

“If we are to stop bullying in schools, we have to start with teachers and administrators. If we want to stop it, we have to stop it.”

― Chris Crutcher

“When I turned 50, I realized I was now going to start counting backwards in terms of the years I had left. Then I turned 60, and I just stopped counting. I don’t have a fear of death, but I have an awareness that there’s a time limit.”

― Chris Crutcher

“My son’s taking drum lessons, and my daughter’s taking piano lessons. One day they’re going to start a band.”

― Chris Daughtry

“If you take a perfectly well-adjusted normal person of any age from anywhere in the country and stick them in L.A., within about a week I do believe that a lot of their values and morals will start to degrade.”

― Chris Eigeman

“The 20th century was all about hierarchies: if you want to create something, if you want to start a country, create a product, whatever it is. Your goal is to create a highly efficient hierarchical model, scale it, because that’s what the competition’s doing.”

― Chris Fussell

“Don’t wait for the perfect time to start making changes to your life; the time is now.”

― Chris Gardner

“We have to reform the entire political process. It’s got to start with leadership by example.”

― Chris Gibson

“It doesn’t matter where you start out, it’s where you end up.”

― Chris Harris, Jr.

“I got my start in lefty journalism as a labor reporter at ‘In These Times’, and it’s in my blood.”

― Chris Hayes

“We start with strong characters and build the movie from there. That not to say we don’t struggle with story – that’s the most challenging part.”

― Chris Meledandri

“Video games as a storytelling medium are, from a mathematical standpoint, a branching narrative. You start at one place, you can go in multiple different directions, and there’s a multitude of different endings.”

― Chris Milk

“Trinidad was an opportunity to start all over again, to have another stab at it. The mystery and atmosphere of the place have entered my palette a lot more than I thought they would.”

― Chris Ofili

“I kind of keep my personality in my pocket a lot. When I start to do stand-up, that’s not my true personality either. It’s the personality of a guy who hasn’t been able to say what he wanted to say.”

― Chris Rock

“After awhile, you start realizing that change is good for you. It’s healthy.”

― Chris Squire

“With the success of Immature, I wanted to start the group B2K, which ended up being one of the biggest urban boy bands in history.”

― Chris Stokes

“Even the most complicated stories start with a very simple premise.”

― Chris Van Allsburg

“’Malice’ wasn’t about horror to start with but an underground comic driven by the power of rumour. However, as nothing fuels a rumour like fear, I decided that it had to be a frightening comic.”

― Chris Wooding

“For awhile there, I kind of hit the plateau. Anytime you do that as an artist, one of two things can happen… you’re either going to start to fall back off, or you’re gonna start to rise.”

― Chris Young

“For 35 years, I’ve said, ‘I’ll never go solo.’ But after a period of time – and this isn’t just for an artist, but for anybody – all the things you never wanted to do eventually become the only things left that you haven’t done. So they start looking pretty interesting.”

― Chrissie Hynde

“I love meat and vegetables. If I did a diet, I would do Paleo, except they have no cheese, which is very upsetting. I’m going to start my own Chrissy diet that’s like Paleo plus cheese. Plus late Saturday night drive-through.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I start from scratch with each movie; I wipe the slate and I certainly don’t rely on some bag of acting tricks I’ve amassed over the years.”

― Christian Bale

“You can definitely train your awareness to be even better than it is. Of course, you start with a certain point of feelings and awareness on the pitch. But I think the more you get in positions, the more you get used to it, the more you get used to the tempo of your team-mates, everything. It feels more and more natural, and quicker and quicker.”

― Christian Eriksen

“From the start, all I did was play football. I briefly played badminton and won a tournament when I was 12, but really, it was always football.”

― Christian Eriksen

“My form with Denmark hasn’t been too bad. I got off to a very slow start with five goals in my first 50 games.”

― Christian Eriksen

“You start with an idea but then so many things can happen.”

― Christian Marclay

“I’m just excited for the fresh start and the new opportunity and to be a part of the Brewers.”

― Christian Yelich

“When you turn 60, the key is to not stop moving. Once you start to stop moving, you rust. You got to just keep going.”

― Christie Brinkley

“I start by moisturizing my face neck and chest with my own anti-aging SPF And IR Defense Sunblock called Recapture 360… Allow to sink in… Then I like Neutrogena’s range of spray on sunblocks for body… then I use a foundation with SPF 30 or higher on my face to add yet another layer of protection to my face.”

― Christie Brinkley

“While traveling, I love granola bars, trail mix nuts, dry cereal and fruit for on-the-go snacks. I also try and start the day with a high fiber and protein meal, such as whole-grain toast with peanut butter.”

― Christie Rampone

“When I start a new novel and find myself diverted by domestic activities, many of which I genuinely enjoy, I panic that I will never write another word.”

― Christina Baker Kline

“It’s always odd to me when people say, ‘Where does Heloise finish and Chris start?’ It’s the same thing. I’m just putting a theatrical form to my expression.”

― Christine and the Queens

“You have to start laughing at yourself at some point.”

― Christine McVie

“My songwriting, when I’m writing, is nothing like it is in its finished form – but you have to start somewhere.”

― Christine McVie

“Speaking as a builder, if you start something, you must have a vision of the thing which arises from your instinct about preserving and enhancing what is there… If you’re working correctly, the feeling doesn’t wander about.”

― Christopher Alexander

“Speaking as a builder, if you start something, you must have a vision of the thing which arises from your instinct about preserving and enhancing what is there.”

― Christopher Alexander

“Our children are our greatest resource and Head Start grants help them reach their full potential.”

― Christopher Dodd

“It’s vital that we help them get the right start, nurture their development and provide for their well-being.”

― Christopher Dodd

“My dirty little secret is that I hate running. I don’t like cardio. I also really like food, and all kinds of food – bread, chocolate, all of the yummy stuff. I up my cardio quite a bit and I start cutting out carbs, sugar, and salt just to try to get as lean as I can.”

― Christopher Gorham

“When you’re directing, you see your ideas. You see them created right in front of you on the monitor and the sound stage. You get that experience all over again when you get into the editing room and you start playing with it.”

― Christopher Gorham

“You can’t improvise without a skeletal structure; you can’t just go in and start talking. This is a very misunderstood craft because no one else makes movies like this.”

― Christopher Guest

“To some it may be a thrill to be known, to me it’s a thrill to start a friendship even up.”

― Christopher Knight

“Every role I get is always a challenge. I can read a script and say, ‘Oh, I can do that!’ and then when I start working on it, I suddenly realize that I had no idea what I was getting into. Then I have to really work hard!”

― Christopher Lloyd

“The minute I start to talk about acting, I realize that I can’t. You know, it’s an abstract thing, a little bit mysterious even if you do it for a living.”

― Christopher Walken

“Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and when people start getting it confused, that means they need to sit down with some real people.”

― Chuck D

“If you start with character, you probably will end up with good drawings.”

― Chuck Jones

“That’s one of the reasons I retired. To stick around, the way I was fighting, I would have to start playing it safe. I went out on my shield. That’s the way I liked it. I fought that way my whole career. I don’t want to bore people my last three or four fights.”

― Chuck Liddell

“I haven’t always been warmly welcomed for holding my conservative positions in Hollywood. Then again, I’ve never been very good at being politically correct either, on or off screen. So why start now?”

― Chuck Norris

“Unfortunately, in the entertainment field, sometimes you start believing your celebrity. You have a strong tendency to drift from the Lord, which I did. I did drift for a number of years.”

― Chuck Norris

“It takes a lot to get people talking in airplanes. But once they start talking, you just can’t shut them up.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Once I start writing, I can’t stop.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Have kids; have a lot of kids. Start early and keep having them.”

― Chuck Schumer

“I wasn’t instructed to do any special training for ‘Hawkgirl,’ but I had started boxing a few weeks prior and stuck with that for several months leading up to the start of production.”

― Ciara Renee

“I’m not a fan of fillers at all. If you’ve gone 35 or 40 years without big lips, I don’t think it’s time to start plumping them up artificially.”

― Cindy Crawford

“My background is advertising: I moved to New York from London in 1998 to start up the U.S. office of ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty.”

― Cindy Gallop

“If peace activists really want to make changes, they have to start putting intense pressure on their elected officials. Of course, everything should be non-violent, because we are trying to create a peaceful world, and violence can’t produce peace – no matter what George W. Bush and his buddies say.”

― Cindy Sheehan

“I was haunted by a bear attack that happened in Algonquin Park in 1991. The problem was that I don’t believe in ghosts, so that ruled out an exorcism. My other choice was to start writing.”

― Claire Cameron

“Acting is a humiliating job, from start to finish.”

― Claire Danes

“I’m just always learning lines. I’ve learned to flag the really crucial scenes, and I start figuring them out and committing them to memory as soon as I get them.”

― Claire Danes

“Somehow in the public sector, if you start in the mailroom and spend your life getting promoted, it’s unseemly.”

― Claire McCaskill

“I didn’t start writing my own books until I was 40.”

― Claire Tomalin

“In individual industries where female labour pays an important role, any movement advocating better wages, shorter working hours, etc., would not be doomed from the start because of the attitude of those women workers who are not organized.”

― Clara Zetkin

“Managers lose more than they win until they get to the big 10 clubs; then, they start winning a bit more than they lose.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“Once you stop wanting to improve, you start to slide. And if you want to keep winning, if you want to stay at the top, that’s not something you can afford to do.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“When the results start to come your way, the confidence rises, and we start to play better.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“I think me and Kristen Bell are going to start a band. It’s called Kung-Fu Professor.”

― Clark Duke

“I wanted to start with a very small role, to get my feet wet. I’m sure I’m not as good or as experienced as other actresses, but everybody has to start somewhere.”

― Claudia Schiffer

“My emotions are strong when I start the season.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“You obviously want to start the season out with a big game and to follow it up by continuing to get better.”

― Clay Matthews III

“Disruption is continuously afoot in every industry, but especially in autos. It is how Toyota, Nissan and Honda bloodied Detroit: They did not start their attack with Lexus, Infiniti and Acura, but with low-end subcompact models branded Corona, Datsun and CVCC.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“I helped start a ceramics company called CPS Technologies. We took it public in 1987 at $12 a share. Three months later, there was this horrible cliff: Black Monday. Fidelity had bought 15 percent of our stock, and their algorithm caused them to dump it all onto the market that day. We dropped from $12 to $2.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“Those that start things have an advantage over those that follow.”

― Cliff Burton

“It’s a job. I entertain my readers. I get up in the morning, and I start typing.”

― Clive Cussler

“I’ve always been a Civil War buff. In fact, the ships that always fascinated me the most were the ironclads, because they were the start of an era.”

― Clive Cussler

“The idea of the split personality is as old as Genesis. For a start, Eve was manufactured from Adam’s rib. Then there’s Cain and Abel, twins at war. They were followed by Esau and Jacob, likewise divisible into hairy and smooth types.”

― Clive Sinclair

“I’ll start searching for that ideal partner when I turn 40. That will be a turning point in my life.”

― Coco Martin

“With ‘Versace,’ after I had gotten the , it was two weeks of preparation before I started filming, and I had read Maureen Orth’s book; I had been able to get a hold of photos and really start to inhabit the mind of David Madson.”

― Cody Fern

“If I start putting too much pressure on myself, that’s something my mama is there to help with.”

― Cole Swindell

“Georgia Southern was such a big part of me getting my start.”

― Cole Swindell

“We will not have humanoid androids. It’s interesting: when you start trying to make robots look more human, you end up making them look more grotesque. It takes very little to go from super-attractive robot to hideous robot.”

― Colin Angle

“If you want to make a serious, rugged, reliable robot, you can start with the Create platform and just build stuff on top of it.”

― Colin Angle

“But just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the constitution, sooner or later, you’ve got to compromise. You’ve got to start making the compromises that arrive at a consensus and move the country forward.”

― Colin Powell

“It isn’t enough just to scream at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. We need our political system to start reflect this anger back into, ‘How do we fix it? How do we get the economy going again?’”

― Colin Powell

“In a movie that’s sort of a single monster movie, like ‘Jaws,’ once you see the animal, it identifies the threat, and you’re able to start working on ways to take down the threat.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt… doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.”

― Comte de Lautreamont

“Starbucks says they are going to start putting religious quotes on cups. The very first one will say, ‘Jesus! This cup is expensive!’”

― Conan O’Brien

“President Bush left for Canada today to attend a trade summit. Reportedly, the trade summit got off to an awkward start when the president pulled out his baseball cards.”

― Conan O’Brien

“When I talk to students – and I still think of myself more than anything as a kind of professor on leave – they say, ‘Well, how do I get to do what you do?’… And I say, ‘Well, you have to start out by being a failed piano major.’ And my point to them is don’t try to have a 10-year plan. Find the next thing that interests you and follow that.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“She will be successful who is easy to start and hard to stop.”

― Connie Stevens

“I’ve been singing ever since I was little, but I didn’t start taking it seriously until I was about 15 or 16.”

― Conor Maynard

“I never got into training to be an All-Ireland boxing champ or to win a belt. At the start, I just got into it to learn how to defend myself when I got into situations.”

― Conor McGregor

“I didn’t start acting until after undergrad!”

― Conrad Ricamora

“You have those songs that are very special to you that you don’t want to get ruined by production. Something like ‘Start Again’ shouldn’t be touched. It’s a classic-sounding song on a piano and violins and harmonies, and I think those songs are perfect as they are.”

― Conrad Sewell

“On YouTube, there’s a right-wing extremism funnel. You start by watching a college student ranting about how dumb feminism is. It’s wrong, but it’s not especially sinister. And then, three suggested videos later, you’re hearing about why we need a white ethno-state to save the race from a third-world invasion.”

― ContraPoints

“Our Congress passes laws which subsidize corporation farms, oil companies, airlines, and houses for suburbia. But when they turn their attention to the poor, they suddenly become concerned about balancing the budget and cut back on the funds for Head Start, Medicare, and mental health appropriations.”

― Coretta Scott King

“When they told me I couldn’t sit on the Senate floor with an iPad – that the technology wasn’t even permitted – I breathed deep and knew that I was going to have to start pushing.”

― Cory Booker

“The richness of America is that we are diverse. We’re not Sweden. We’re not Norway. We are a great American experiment. And as soon as we start trying to forget race or turn our back on race, number one, we don’t confront the real racial realities that still persist.”

― Cory Booker

“When people start messing with their foreheads and can’t lift their eyebrows, that’s weird.”

― Courteney Cox

“I played in school jazz bands and tried to start rock bands, but nobody was interested.”

― Courtney Barnett

“I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming.”

― Courtney Love

“Once you start getting into giving back, it gets addictive.”

― Coy Bowles

“I firmly believe if you start something, you should finish it.”

― Coy Bowles

“When you start to ascertain a physique, you run that thing where you don’t want to lose it. It catches you; it’s like a hook.”

― Craig David

“Our nation’s vital infrastructure – such as power grids and transportation hubs – becomes more vulnerable when individual devices get hacked. Criminals and terrorists who want to infiltrate systems and disrupt sensitive networks may start their attacks through access to just one person’s smartphone.”

― Craig Federighi

“At some point, and maybe it’s a function of age, you’ve had enough of it. You start to slide in other directions. A lot of comedy writers begin to turn the dial. With me, it was a switch. Comedy off. Drama on.”

― Craig Mazin

“There’s a certain exhaustion that sets in when screenwriters are approaching sequels, and they start to lean on crutches – those same old wacky characters!”

― Craig Mazin

“When I start thinking about a role, I read the script a few times and then let it sink in – and then take some time to develop how that character is going to play out and what he’s going to do.”

― Craig Robinson

“In a biological system, the software builds its own hardware, but design is critical, and if you start with digital information, it has to be really accurate.”

― Craig Venter

“We need 10,000 genomes, not 100, to start to understand the link between genetics, disease and wellness.”

― Craig Venter

“When I get into collecting things, I get a little obsessive. Which is why when I start buying comics, I buy way too many, and I have to stop myself.”

― Cress Williams

“Virginia is a good start for Italy.”

― Cy Twombly

“What happens when I go to America is I sound really English. Most people would start sounding American, but I do the opposite.”

― Cynthia Erivo

“We have to have a good look at the Constitution. Let’s determine where the shortcomings are. Then we can start talking of clauses.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“I love the guitar because you can bring it everywhere, and you can start a jam wherever you are.”

― Cyrille Aimee

“I think the main reason is that people binge watch because they can. We’re like dogs, really. If we like something, we tend to gorge ourselves on it until there’s no more left. And as bingeing becomes possible and commonplace, it’s only natural that shows should start to take it into account.”

― D. B. Weiss

“When I was a kid, one thing I counted on was rushing home from church to catch the start of the race. There’s something really awesome about that routine.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“I didn’t start driving race cars because of the fame or the money, but the most rewarding factor is being complimented on what you do, and your fans are always the first to do that.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“When you’re around a sport awhile and sort of get to know everybody, you start to appreciate people more instead of just seeing a number and a sponsor and a competitor.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“My wife has a horror the children will start talking American if we spend too much time out there.”

― Damian Lewis

“I started rapping towards the end of middle school. In high school, with a lot of my friends, we would make beats and just start rapping – beating on the wall, beating on the table and freestyling.”

― Damian Lillard

“I’m not really one of those people who believes that if you’re a musician you can just leave that behind and start getting into politics.”

― Damon Albarn

“China is one of those vast, continental conglomerates that… I mean, if they were to start a tourist trade in China, they’d just bus people in from another province, you know what I mean? They’re very self-contained.”

― Damon Albarn

“Some books claim I have already clocked up a century of Grands Prix, but let me put the record straight. Australia will be my 100th start, and I aim to mark the milestone with a cracking performance. It could even be celebrated with a victory.”

― Damon Hill

“The more science I studied, the more I saw that physics becomes metaphysics and numbers become imaginary numbers. The farther you go into science, the mushier the ground gets. You start to say, ‘Oh, there is an order and a spiritual aspect to science.’”

― Dan Brown

“I wanted to start working on something that had a lasting effect.”

― Dan Deacon

“I need to start honing in on projects that I want to devote my time to and not put my energies into the unattainable ones.”

― Dan Deacon

“If we start exposing what gets said in a grand jury, you won’t get anybody to testify.”

― Dan Donovan

“I’ve always had a thing where, if I start something, it’s gotta get finished. No matter how long it takes, I’ve gotta see it to fruition.”

― Dan Fogler

“The first thing is to hang on to everybody who is talented, who is entrepreneurial, who wants to make an impact and a change and start attracting ones.”

― Dan Gilbert

“News has become entertainment. Once that happens, a whole series of horrific events start to happen, whether it’s the lack of dissemination of something that can inform you or something that actually negatively impacts society.”

― Dan Gilroy

“I wish that television would stop selling our hatred of ourselves, and start seducing us with our love of ourselves.”

― Dan Harmon

“I can’t wait to start something up myself that is actually about giving unsigned bands the exposure they deserve, especially when they travel so far to play the smallest gig they’ve ever played in their lives.”

― Dan Hawkins

“It’s quite common for a television show to start off as one thing and end up as something completely different. There are so many cooks in the kitchen – the network, the studio.”

― Dan Levy

“If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.”

― Dan Rather

“When my grandchildren are older and my great-grandchildren start growing up, first of all, I want them to be in Israel. I don’t want them to leave the country because they have no choice.”

― Dan Shechtman

“I get bored. We seem to have been having a little bit more time off this winter than last winter. I’m always itching to get back in the car. It’s going to get harder, so I’ve got to make sure that I’m doing everything I possibly can do to make sure I can start next season how I ended this season.”

― Dan Wheldon

“I had to start being aware of what I ate, what I’m planning to eat and take my twice-daily medication accordingly. That’s not so difficult now, but when you’re 10 years old, it’s tough, let me tell you.”

― Dana Hill

“Though I work in broadcasting and host a daily radio show, I got my start in print journalism.”

― Dana Loesch

“Once you break someone of the habit of up-talking, they can start to see immediate improvement in their careers.”

― Dana Perino

“I like to go with the energy because when you ignore it that’s when you start doing things wrong.”

― Dana Plato

“I was doing comedy in laundry mats in 1992, literally where I would bring a little gorilla amp and a lapel mike and just start performing.”

― Dane Cook

“I had the humble beginnings. I was doing comedy in laundry mats in 1992, literally where I would bring a little gorilla amp and a lapel mike and just start performing.”

― Dane Cook

“When I sit down with my notebook, when I start scribbling words across the page, I find out what I’m feeling.”

― Dani Shapiro

“With each book you write you have to learn how to write that book – so every time, you have to start all over again.”

― Dani Shapiro

“I used to conduct the last opera in Berlin on Sunday, get on a plane on Monday to Chicago, and start a rehearsal that same night, if it was a performance week.”

― Daniel Barenboim

“In any sauce you make, start with a concentration of flavors with great acidity. You then re-dilute the sauce, but the proportion of liquid you add should not be so high that you wash away the extracted flavor you’re aiming to create.”

― Daniel Boulud

“After six years at Le Cirque, I decided to start my own business. I opened Daniel at 76th Street in May ’93.”

― Daniel Boulud

“I love to make a one-pot meal – think stir-fry but in the French Fricassee. I start with what takes the longest to roast and then add vegetables, fresh herbs, and starch until the meal is complete in one shot.”

― Daniel Boulud

“I always try to start my weekend by running on the beach, which is great fun here in Barcelona.”

― Daniel Bruhl

“You don’t quit after you get beat. You pick yourself up, and you start rebuilding to accomplish your goals.”

― Daniel Cormier

“I’m obsessive enough about getting fit, it’s ridiculous. I’m 40 now, and I’ve got to stop doing it soon. I have to start getting fat and old!”

― Daniel Craig

“In order for a service to be social, you’ve really got to start from the ground up. The fact that almost a third of the U.S. population have even heard of Spotify is really because they’ve seen it on Facebook and friends have been sharing.”

― Daniel Ek

“I wrote six nonfiction books before getting into narrative fiction with ‘Robopocalypse,’ including ‘How to Survive a Robot Uprising.’ My goal all along was to start writing fiction, and I guess one day I’d just had enough.”

― Daniel H. Wilson

“It’s nice when there’s stuff in the middle of the table. That’s when the best conversations start to happen.”

― Daniel Humm

“I start sweating and shaking and having panic attacks if I am not at home.”

― Daniel Johns

“What you want to do is make people talk, start a conversation.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“Usually, the first thing I do when I wake up is I start working, so I often won’t start the day by reading anything because I like to minimize my ‘commute’ as much as possible. I wake up, open my laptop and start working in bed.”

― Daniel Mallory Ortberg

“I’ve never been one to be too careful with my diet. If I really start watching what I eat, I’m already a thin guy – I just won’t have any physical strength. I think I’ll disappear if I don’t eat what I need to eat or what I like to eat.”

― Daniel Nestor

“In racing, things start coming up quicker, and the slipstream is stronger, so even judging in the mirrors how quick the cars are approaching isn’t always easy.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“But I’ve been at writing long enough now to know that every three or four books I have to start a new direction.”

― Daniel Woodrell

“I’ve been at writing long enough now to know that every three or four books, I have to start a new direction.”

― Daniel Woodrell

“I think filmmaking is a gamble anyway, right? You never know the results from the start.”

― Daniel Wu

“But bread is different. I come from Czechoslovakia, where we eat lots of it, so it’s hard to say no. I can’t even have one piece, because when I start, I don’t stop.”

― Daniela Pestova

“When I develop a character, I usually start by creating a backstory with whatever information I have access to.”

― Daniella Alonso

“I’m on Twitter, I’m on HuffPo, just any website – you go down a rabbit hole. You start out on HuffPo, then you get a link to this, you get a link to that. Or an article, or a blog. One thing leads to another.”

― Danielle Schneider

“If I didn’t start singing in the cabarets and on my albums, I could have never even tried something like ‘Capone.’”

― Danny Aiello

“In some types of music I’m working out all the chords one bar at a time – the whole structure, because it’s about that. And there are other pieces which are really about – okay, the melody is going to start here and play through to here.”

― Danny Elfman

“I’ll just start laying out the melody exactly where I want it to fall. And then I’ll go back and fill it out. Whereas, in other pieces I’m really just going a couple bars at a time.”

― Danny Elfman

“Being on ‘American Idol,’ the blessings of glasses have rained from the sky. I really would like to start a Danny line or a Gokey line of eyeglasses.”

― Danny Gokey

“I want to start every game but you have to respect the staff.”

― Danny Ings

“If I start something, I have to finish it. I know that’s annoying – it drives my husband mad – but even if something’s not going my way, I have to see it through.”

― Darcey Bussell

“The starkest rejection letter might be followed by a million-dollar advance. Don’t let rejection start to look the same as failure.”

― Darin Strauss

“For the fiction students I teach, one of the most common mistakes is to start in the wrong place. Often the actual story doesn’t begin until about a third of the way into their narratives. They start off instead with excessive scene-setting, metaphysical speculation, introducing nonessential dramatis personae, throat-clearing, etc.”

― Darin Strauss

“Like all writing rules, the injunction to start with the trouble can be broken, and it should be sometimes – if there’s good reason.”

― Darin Strauss

“If it wasn’t for Kenny Rogers, I don’t think I would be in country music. He was that guy when I was a kid – his music and ‘Hee Haw’ made me perk my ears up and made me say, ‘What is this? I want to hear more of that.’ He was that catalyst for me to start this whole run in country music.”

― Darius Rucker

“The Blossoms were actually the first black background singers that did recording sessions in California, but we had to start giving work away. We just couldn’t do it all.”

― Darlene Love

“We need to start standing up for freedom and liberty.”

― Darryl Glenn

“Smokey Robinson is one of my heroes as a singer and songwriter; a major influence on my own music from the very start.”

― Daryl Hall

“I keep getting these people at my shows who only know me from television. I can always tell when they’re, like, emotionally flinching when I start doing my jokes.”

― Dave Attell

“The pressure is always stepping on stage with actors who are just so well-established. It’s a scary thing. I haven’t been around the block that many times, especially not on big projects. Dialogue makes things easier. When you start bouncing dialogue off of other actors, it becomes comfortable; it becomes conversational.”

― Dave Bautista

“When you start out with goals – mine were to play polytonally and polyrhythmically – you never exhaust that. I started doing that in the 1940s. It’s still a challenge to discover what can be done with just those two elements.”

― Dave Brubeck

“You eventually come to the conclusion that there’s only so much you can do with these established characters, and you start wondering who among us will be the one to create the next ‘Superman’ or ‘Batman’ or ‘James Bond’ or next ‘Lone Ranger.’”

― Dave Gibbons

“Actually, I didn’t start sweating until I had children.”

― Dave Grohl

“’Breaking Bad’ and ‘The Shield’ were planned right from the start so that their narrative trajectory would come down in a blaze of fireworks.”

― Dave Morris

“I think that anyone who wants to start their own business can, but not any type of business.”

― Dave Ramsey

“I work very closely with my publisher and just give them tons and tons of music, and then they link that with different songwriters and stuff. I’m basically a workaholic. So, I figured I might as well just start working outside.”

― Dave Sitek

“If you do enough rap shows, you get a pretty good sense of an audience. You start to develop this sense of what a feeling of a room or a group is.”

― Daveed Diggs

“I’m an artist, so days don’t start on any regular time.”

― Daveed Diggs

“If something becomes old-fashioned, it was no good to start with. Think about it. Michelangelo is not old-fashioned.”

― David Bailey

“When you get older, you mature, and you start liking flowers. Although I try and keep it manly.”

― David Beckham

“You start realising as you get older that there are some kids who don’t know who you are.”

― David Beckham

“I did not in late November start the plethora of linking my private life with public events again.”

― David Blunkett

“A musical is really one of the most complicated beasts. It’s a play, and there’s music… and there’s dancing… it’s unbelievably satisfying to get something up out of your brain onto a piece of paper … and start the process and then see it on the stage.”

― David Bryan

“The economy is the start and end of everything. You can’t have successful education reform or any other reform if you don’t have a strong economy.”

― David Cameron

“The rise of digital technologies has eroded boundaries: Anyone can participate, start a business, and reach a global audience.”

― David Cohen

“Twitter needs to become more of a platform on the web. If Twitter went away today, people would just turn to Facebook. If Facebook went away, people would start screaming – it’s so universal.”

― David Cohen

“If I had a do over, I’d indubitably start investing in startups earlier in life!”

― David Cohen

“I had to quit a ‘real job’ to start my first company.”

― David Cohen

“It really gets into your system. All baseball players have this internal clock around February when it starts to kick in and the juices start to flow. I think underestimated how much I was going to miss it.”

― David Cone

“That’s right, fall in one pit and start over from the beginning! Well, thankfully my buddies practically tied me to my chair until I put in extra lives and I’m glad they did.”

― David Crane

“I have never commented on a caucus issue or a shadow Cabinet issue, and I’m not about to start now.”

― David Cunliffe

“We have asked the government to start some discussions with us about how we can operate an unfiltered search engine in China, and failing that, we will have to shut it down, but – or do something else.”

― David Drummond

“I have an unconscious burglar living in my mind: If I read something, it’s mine. I can read Middle English stories, Geoffrey Chaucer or Sir Thomas Malory, but once I start moving in the direction of contemporary fantasy, my mind begins to take over.”

― David Eddings

“I can read Middle English stories, Geoffrey Chaucer or Sir Thomas Malory, but once I start moving in the direction of contemporary fantasy, my mind begins to take over.”

― David Eddings

“We take the traditional value investor’s process and just flip it around a little bit. The traditional value investor asks ‘Is this cheap?’ and then ‘Why is it cheap?’ We start by identifying a reason something might be mispriced, and then if we find a reason why something is likely mispriced, then we make a determination whether it’s cheap.”

― David Einhorn

“Once we start collecting, the more you have, the more it gets valuable and that will stop us from responding to the present and taking on new ideas what the artists are doing now.”

― David Elliott

“As a director, I start with the visual.”

― David Farr

“This might be one way to start talking about differences between the early postmodern writers of the fifties and sixties and their contemporary descendants.”

― David Foster Wallace

“In the music industry, we value large success. I realized that while I would like that, that it’s not what my writing is about. And if I start making it about that, it becomes impure.”

― David Friedman

“I can’t wait for my little sisters to start dating, because it will really be fun to pick on their boyfriends.”

― David Gallagher

“The opportunity for an entrepreneur to start a company from scratch today is abysmal.”

― David Geffen

“But when alcohol comes in, start running. Because there’s a demon there, and it goes back to her childhood.”

― David Gest

“We are committed to raising our children as Jews. I knew that it had to start with me at a greater level, at a deeper level, if it was going to be a meaningful example to them.”

― David Gregory

“Seriously, we should start taxing churches and have tax-exempt places for worship and study of nature and art. Charge ten bucks for Sunday services and make the Botanic Gardens free.”

― David Grinspoon

“What I wonder most about the Anthropocene is not when did it start – but when, and how, will it end? Will it end? Or is it possible that our own growing awareness of our role on Earth can itself play a pivotal role in shaping the outcome toward one that we would desire?”

― David Grinspoon

“It’s human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn’t banging loudly on the door.”

― David Hackworth

“Certainly, when you train as a classical dancer, you are very much influenced by ‘Giselle.’ You see it all the time; you start to learn the steps a little.”

― David Hallberg

“I was very resistant to my intellectualism for a while. I do start with an intellectual idea for a character. A lot of the times, it’ll be the opposite of what I feel like is on the page, or it’ll be just an idea that I read in a psychology textbook or in a philosophy book. I’ll apply something to it that I can start to tinker with.”

― David Harbour

“As soon as you become of interest to the media, the charity requests start rolling in, and it’s not easy saying no. But if you endorse every charity that asks you, you’re not really endorsing any of them. It has to mean something.”

― David Harewood

“Radio people can’t entirely shake off radio habits when they start doing podcasts. They sometimes bring with them things we don’t need, like producers and explanatory voiceovers.”

― David Hepworth

“The podcast ‘A History of Jazz’ began telling its story in February – 100 years after the recording of ‘Livery Stable Blues’ by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, the start of jazz as a legitimate branch of music.”

― David Hepworth

“It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place… it’s when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood.”

― David Hume

“Writing a play, you start with less, so more is demanded of you. It’s as if you have to not only write a symphony, but invent the instruments as well.”

― David Ives

“Hope is a start. But hope needs action to win victories.”

― David Joseph Schwartz

“The moment your kids start crawling, they are exercising. To them, movement is fun and organic… It is adults who have turned daily activity into a mandatory chore.”

― David Kirsch

“Women often use weights that are too heavy. I like to stay in the 3- to 15-pound range. If you’re more fitness-experienced, use weights in the 8- to 10-pound range. If you’re a beginner, start in the 3-pound range.”

― David Kirsch

“In the US, most progressives start to see the differences between internationalism and economic globalization.”

― David Korten

“Writing a TV show is totally different than writing features, or just, what I started doing is writing features. You write a little bit more organically. You start from the beginning to the end, beginning, middle and end.”

― David Labrava

“I said from the start I had to be trustful of the Millennium universe. It was not going to be a Stieg Larsson book, but my interpretation of his iconic characters and universe.”

― David Lagercrantz

“It is expensive to start from scratch though.”

― David Leslie

“I think I always have to feel fresh start, because I am getting old!”

― David Luiz

“If you start with the mindset that you know nothing, you will learn a lot that nobody knew before.”

― David Maraniss

“There’s an awful temptation to just keep on researching. There comes a point where you just have to stop, and start writing.”

― David McCullough

“Novels often thin themselves out to a watery hue – some even start that way – and at times seem to only ride along the surface of things, giving us what we already know, reporting the news that is just news.”

― David Means

“The minute you hear the word ‘share,’ you start thinking Twitter and Facebook. These are the places that people can very quickly share something they’ve just discovered.”

― David Perry

“We’ve got to search back to our last known safe landmark. I can’t say exactly where, but I think it’s back there at the start of the Industrial Revolution, we began applying energy in vast amounts to tools with which we began tearing the environment apart.”

― David R. Brower

“When you get that signing bonus, don’t start thinking about all the things you can do with $1 million.”

― David Robinson

“Once we start seeing video games that have more memorable characters, you’ll see better movie adaptations.”

― David S. Goyer

“And the thing is, every time you start a new show or do a new series, you’re committing to another six years.”

― David Schwimmer

“All I could think of was we were about to start filming for the last final weeks of the TV show and here I am in the hospital, so I missed the final weeks, and a couple days later, sore stomach and all I got on the horse we started filming.”

― David Selby

“There came this point where I sat down with all my notebooks and I had to start to write, when I thought: this whole notion of writing for the person who understands nothing, the average reader… He has to die! I can’t have him in my head. And so the person I started writing for was the homicide detective.”

― David Simon

“I’m 64 years old, and I’ve been acting now for 42 years. Only recently have I thought to myself, ‘Hmmm, it may be interesting to start directing.’”

― David Suchet

“As parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts we need to start getting out into nature with the young people in our lives. Families play a key role in getting kids outside.”

― David Suzuki

“Maybe it’s whiner’s fatigue, but I’m getting tired of hearing about how hard it is to start a company and be a CEO. It’s not that hard.”

― David Ulevitch

“The Monkees were never cancelled for a start. NBC wanted to do a third year.”

― Davy Jones

“I love having a major label behind me. Independent was really great to start off, as and I made some really big moves and gained a lot of fans.”

― Daya

“You don’t have to worry about what happened last year; you can start fresh.”

― D’Brickashaw Ferguson

“I do get freaked out sometimes. I have kids hop my fence, get into my back yard, and just start screaming at me.”

― Deadmau5

“When you first start doing it, being on tour is inspiring, because you’ve never been anywhere.”

― Dean Ween

“It’s only when we are able to see our own behavior that we are able to wake up and start making conscious choices.”

― Debbie Ford

“I believe that people start to get into trouble when they start to believe their own hype.”

― Debby Ryan

“Basically, I start my morning off with a Bustelo coffee made in a mocha pot – the Bialetti. I warm some milk on the side, on my stove, and I add one teaspoon or half a teaspoon of real sugar. I have two of these every morning. Even when I was pregnant.”

― Debi Mazar

“I begged my mom to let me start skating.”

― Debi Thomas

“Just because you didn’t start out perfect doesn’t mean you can’t have an excellent result in the end.”

― Debi Thomas

“But you do have to start young as a dancer if you’re going to achieve the physical skills necessary.”

― Deborah Bull

“All successful people these days seem to be neurotic. Perhaps we should stop being sorry for them and start being sorry for me – for being so confounded normal.”

― Deborah Kerr

“No one has a green light when they start a documentary – not ever.”

― Debra Granik

“I’m fascinated by diamonds. When I put diamonds on, my hands start to shake.”

― Debra Messing

“If I’m playing higher up the pitch, it’s important I don’t get carried away and start dropping too deep and I stay in my position.”

― Dele Alli

“It blows me away the number of truck drivers or macho guys that will call, and then I start peeling back the layers, and I find out they’ve been listening to me for 10 or 15 years, and they know every lyric to every sappy song.”

― Delilah

“At the end. First start off and do your youth thing In Hollywood and then go to New York later. But it wound up being later, later than I thought it was going to be.”

― Delta Burke

“If I ever saw an amputee getting hanged, I’d probably just start calling out letters.”

― Demetri Martin

“In treatment, all of the negative things I did were stripped away and I had to start processing my feelings.”

― Demi Lovato

“When there’s no technical problems, if you did the right casting, and the scene is well written, the actor will give you a strong performance with his intuition right from the start.”

― Denis Villeneuve

“I’m not much of a plotter. I start off with an inciting incident, and in classic crime fiction what happens is that all the action flows from that incident. It’s very comfy when it all ties up and feels like a complete universe, but my stuff doesn’t always work that way.”

― Denise Mina

“I’m not changing to the point where suddenly I wear floor-length skirts and start playing the violin; I’m just growing up a little bit, I guess.”

― Denise Van Outen

“When I first came up, the bullpen was pretty much where they put the guys who couldn’t start.”

― Dennis Eckersley

“I knew I wanted to act since I was 10, but I didn’t actually start acting until I was in high school. My favorite play was ‘Lilies of the Field.’”

― Dennis Haysbert

“I just focus on one show, when this is over then I’ll start looking at what is coming up.”

― Dennis Muren

“If I went to a major, you never know – what if they don’t like the stuff I do? I could just get shelved. And then I’m stuck in a contract, and I can’t leave. And if that happens, you’re gonna realize, you’re going to start hating it, so the power with being indie is you could do whatever you want.”

― Denzel Curry

“I went from following people to being on my own. Once I was on my own, I watched people start liking me, and I watched people stop liking me. Everything was supposed happen. It was all supposed to reveal itself.”

― Denzel Curry

“The key for me is really just to stay in a child-like state in the rehearsal studio. I’m really goofy and really silly and crazy. If I get too serious, I start hitting a wall.”

― Derek Hough

“All physical activity begins with the body’s core. I maintain the strength in my core so that I can jump, run, start, stop, and accelerate at the highest levels.”

― Derrick Rose

“We’re Americans. We shape our own future. Let’s start by standing up for President Barack Obama.”

― Deval Patrick

“These first few years, it’s more trying to figure it out. What’s going on in the NBA? Where do I fit in? Then my second year, I’m a player. ‘Can he actually start?’ I played pretty well my second year. My third year, now I gotta solidify myself. Now I’m here, and it’s about winning for me.”

― Devin Booker

“I have the biggest sweet tooth. After the holidays, I gotta start working out.”

― Devon Werkheiser

“I’m a really slow writer. What I need to start writing on any given day, is a kernel, a line of dialogue, anything I can sense concretely.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“I like to start with an idea, but then again, I might be sitting at the keyboard, and just playing a bunch of chords that sound cool together, and something just inspires an idea from that.”

― Diane Warren

“One of the worst things we could do is start to act now as though the attack of 9/11 is a thing of the past and will never be repeated. That’s just not true.”

― Dick Cheney

“When I start playing I’m just a rollercoaster of sound. I don’t know what’s coming next, I never do, and I sit and sign and talk to the people afterwards.”

― Dick Dale

“My mind never left 20, because once it does, that’s when you start to die.”

― Dick Dale

“I’m not getting frustrated… we all knew from the start that this would be a long process.”

― Dick Spring

“Put me on solid ground and I’ll start tapping! At my age they say to keep moving.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“I didn’t even start dancing until I was in my thirties, and it was like flying.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“With a good start, players can relax a bit more and aren’t so anxious throughout the season.”

― Diego Forlan

“I hate fights. I try to talk people out of fighting if I can and if they start I run away.”

― Diego Luna

“Film can be a tool for change; it can start a debate.”

― Diego Luna

“Pantera is the only band I’ve ever been in, and at the start we used to play covers to make a living.”

― Dimebag Darrell

“I’d like to start my managerial career in England.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“When I get the ball, the players need to start running, and then I just feed them with the ball.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“All we want is a confident dude to come straight up… maybe. Just walk up and say, ‘Hey, what’s up?’ And start from there.”

― Dinah Jane

“Obama doesn’t know how to invent the iPhone; he can’t start a successful business. He’s never really worked in a business except for the briefest of times.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“I come from this macho Italian neighborhood. When I was thirteen, during those real vulnerable, impressionable years, and a boy starts becoming a man, to make that transition, and you start making decisions, and you start developing virtue and principles – I never made the transition.”

― Dion DiMucci

“I wish I played guitar so I could start a band with great musicians.”

― Diplo

“I was always into sports, and as a sportsperson, you need to be fit to survive and play from start to finish.”

― Disha Patani

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”

― Dolly Parton

“You don’t see too many atheists on the deathbed. They all start cramming then.”

― Dolly Parton

“For a while there, our writing got really edgy… I’ve always written about experiences, so when your life gets a bit crazy, you start to write songs that are a bit edgy.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“My family are tennis coaches, and they always brought me to the tennis club. I basically had no other option than to start playing tennis.”

― Dominic Thiem

“But I think role models also start in the home with your parents.”

― Dominique Wilkins

“I hate all hitters. I start a game mad and I stay that way until it’s over.”

― Don Drysdale

“I never challenged control of the band. Basically, all I did was start asking questions. There’s an old adage in Hollywood amongst managers: ‘Pay your acts enough money that they don’t ask questions.’ And I started asking questions.”

― Don Felder

“I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.”

― Don Marquis

“I would rather start a family than finish one.”

― Don Marquis

“When you first start out with something new, you’re always a little uptight.”

― Don Rickles

“I’m not going to worry about the critics until some of my peers start saying I’m a softie.”

― Don Shula

“I start work at 5 in the morning and I have a wicked insomnia problem.”

― Don Winslow

“As soon as I get it, I spend it. I need to start saving it.”

― Donald Cerrone

“It’s so wonderful… if your whole day is rotten, once they start the music, it seems to melt away.”

― Donald O’Connor

“Getting things done in this country, if you want to build something, if you want to start a company, it’s getting to be virtually impossible with all of the bureaucracy and all of the approvals.”

― Donald Trump

“America will start winning again, winning like never before.”

― Donald Trump

“It takes but one person, one moment, one conviction, to start a ripple of change.”

― Donna Brazile

“Watching ‘Scandal’ is a fun and exciting guilty pleasure, which is how I imagine most real scandals start out.”

― Donna Brazile

“There’s pre-production, and the second part is when you start rehearsal. Pre-production was a very large learning curve for me.”

― Donna Lynne Champlin

“I didn’t have big movie offers, or any big agents wanting to work with me. I had to go grassroots, start at the bottom and go on 150 auditions before someone finally gave me a shot.”

― Donnie Wahlberg

“I wish I was a guy who could have pancakes and bacon and cheesy eggs, but I’d curl up and pass out. I gotta start healthy or I’ll be off the rails all day.”

― Donnie Wahlberg

“What I did at the start of each season, regardless if I was coming back as the champion, was run indoors and take forward steps from the first race.”

― Donovan Bailey

“I am so highly skilled that when I pick up a phrase and then pick up my guitar, a form comes out almost immediately – a song – and once I start, I have to finish it.”

― Donovan

“The best memories on tour are always of kids who tell me they are going to run back to their classrooms and start writing!”

― Doreen Cronin

“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?”

― Dorothy Day

“If you want to get anything done, you have to start somewhere.”

― Doug Baldwin

“I have a TV Soap Boomerang award, and I always start my year with the Australian Open tennis! Tennis, soccer, you name it.”

― Doug Davidson

“Really, even in this whole Obama initiative, and everything that’s going on with the economy, the only way to jump start it is we have to give each other opportunity. That’s the only way to make it work.”

― Doug E. Fresh

“What the computer in virtual reality enables us to do is to recalibrate ourselves so that we can start seeing those pieces of information that are invisible to us but have become important for us to understand.”

― Douglas Adams

“I have a foundational belief that business results start with culture and your people.”

― Douglas Conant

“It’s weird when people start sentences with ‘frankly’ – as if their other sentences don’t count.”

― Douglas Coupland

“The things worth writing about, and the things worth reading about, are the things that feel almost beyond description at the start and are, because of that, frightening.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I’ve become a day writer: most people start as night writers, and I used to be, but something happened to my endocrine system. I do miss the 3 A.M. writing jags.”

― Douglas Coupland

“A tremendous chief executive in a small market will never be great. All great companies start with great markets.”

― Douglas Leone

“The trick is, a market has to be nonexistent when you start. If the market is large early on, you will have too many competitors. You have to make it large.”

― Douglas Leone

“If you start a successful company in China at 11 A.M., by 2 P.M. there’s three more companies like it.”

― Douglas Leone

“Napster is a consumer revolt. Napster is about my right to have this music and to share if I’ve paid for it. You know, so we start to see our decisions, our opportunities, our every choice is a consumer choice.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“I skipped ninth grade. I went from eighth to tenth, and then I graduated a year early to start working, and it was a big blessing for me because I was not a school person, although I really do miss having that kind of environment.”

― Dove Cameron

“’Liv and Maddie’ didn’t start out as a twin show. I actually played a different character in the beginning, and it was neither of the twins.”

― Dove Cameron

“I got Ice Cube his start. I also launched Eazy-E.”

― Dr. Dre

“I sequence during the entire recording process. The sequencing changes as I’m recording and as I’m listening. From when I’m, like, four songs in, I start trying to figure out which song should come after which. Which is important, and it changes as the album goes.”

― Dr. Dre

“I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.”

― Dr. Seuss

“I love Christmas. I’m totally the ‘decorate early, start listening to Christmas songs super-early’ guy.”

― Drake Bell

“I’m totally the ‘decorate early, start listening to Christmas songs super early’ guy. I’ve just always been that way.”

― Drake Bell

“Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.”

― Drew Barrymore

“I am never out there just jogging for the heck of it. I never do that. I start to run with a goal in mind, whether it’s a certain time or certain distance or a specific heart-rate goal, and then I am done.”

― Drew Carey

“I think anytime you start relying on a format to get you by you’ve got weak material to begin with.”

― Drew Curtis

“If you start your own thing, you can learn a lot really fast from doing things wrong.”

― Drew Houston

“You’re not going to become a great manager overnight. You’re not going to become a great public speaker or figure out how to raise money. These are the things you want to start the clock on as early as possible.”

― Drew Houston

“I was a wallflower when I was younger, and at a young age, I was too embarrassed. So I didn’t start dancing until around 20, and obviously when you’re in a boy band, you kinda have to.”

― Drew Lachey

“My dad wouldn’t even start the car until he heard the click of every seat belt.”

― Drew Lachey

“I see it as my responsibility to start trying to help wrestling because if I don’t do something, wrestling is going to die – like, wrestling as we know it.”

― Drew McIntyre

“My goal is to go out there, make every start.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“When you start a band, you have to find people that are good, have the same sort of mindset as you musically.”

― Duff McKagan

“I didn’t start off as a bass player, and Guns was the first band I really, like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna be a bass player. This is what I’m gonna do.’ And I really dove into it head first.”

― Duff McKagan

“I stopped working a few years ago because I just lost a spark that I’d had before. I thought I’d just try writing, and maybe start directing, but I did it very quietly.”

― Dustin Hoffman

“It was a precondition to leaving Facebook that I wasn’t going to start something that was just about chasing money.”

― Dustin Moskovitz

“We chose to use a surrogate as the way we wanted to start our family, particularly as I was traveling across the globe on a stressful schedule to get stores open.”

― Dylan Lauren

“I’ve seen stand up comedy, and after a while you start to notice that a lot of people are doing things that are like a lot of other people. There can be a bit of a herd mentality, and that’s obviously less interesting because there’s less going on. I’m just being totally frank with you.”

― Dylan Moran

“If I did want to get a girl’s attention, it would just be in some way where I would just start talking to her. It would have to feel organic. It’s too weird otherwise.”

― Dylan O’Brien

“There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement.”

― E. B. White

“Young gentlemen with literary aspirations usually start a new university magazine, which for wit and pungency is designed to eclipse all such previous efforts, and I was no exception in the matter of this popular gambit.”

― E. F. Benson

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.”

― E. L. Doctorow

“My books start almost before I realise it. Once in a while, some accident causes an idea to rise to the surface and say: ‘now.’”

― E. L. Doctorow

“Perhaps the time has come to cease calling it the ‘environmentalist’ view, as though it were a lobbying effort outside the mainstream of human activity, and to start calling it the real-world view.”

― E. O. Wilson

“There are no European voices at Geneva, there are no European voices at START.”

― E. P. Thompson

“While the United States has largely been missing in action from the diplomatic game, the European Union and Iran have been making progress at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations.”

― Earl Blumenauer

“I started playing baseball and soccer. Those were my sports on the streets and in school when I was growing up. I didn’t even start playing basketball until I was 14.”

― Earl Monroe

“You can’t really start living until you can live with yourself.”

― Earl Sweatshirt

“Don’t worry, the fans don’t start booing until July.”

― Earl Weaver

“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.”

― Eckhart Tolle

“I never started collecting figures or anything like that because I’m slightly completist with things, so if I start down a path, I’m worried where it’ll end up – i.e. With a wall of something!”

― Ed Gamble

“I have made ‘start, grow and stay’ a big part of my administration.”

― Ed Lee

“Let’s start to have a grown up debate in this country about who we are and where we want to go and what kind of country we want to build.”

― Ed Miliband

“Funding and maintaining programs from Head Start to Pell Grants must be a high priority.”

― Ed Pastor

“I became a Republican in the summer of 1972. I was involved in running President Nixon’s re-election campaign in California and became part of his administration at the start of his second term.”

― Ed Rollins

“If we start attacking advertisers because of what somebody said – it’s the wrong thing to do.”

― Ed Schultz

“Every time the conservatives get in trouble, they start pounding on this ridiculous idea that the liberals want to take their microphones. They want to get Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity off the air. That is a straw man argument throw out by the conservative broadcasters who are so out of material they are going to fear-monger their listeners.”

― Ed Schultz

“I think the music I’ve created is quite odd, and people are going to start talking about that.”

― Ed Sheeran

“I think the moment you start trying to please a fan base is when you start going downhill. I’m going to always, always write about what I want, even if it doesn’t necessarily cater to most of them.”

― Ed Sheeran

“I was just doing bits and pieces of acting in the U.K. I’d been in the film ‘Breaking and Entering’ – Anthony Minghella gave me my start and I miss him dearly. Then I made the trip out to L.A., during one of their pilot seasons, which was when they were developing ‘Gossip Girl,’ and I auditioned, and things came together.”

― Ed Westwick

“Within a month I announced I was going to start this initiative: A World of Women for World Peace.”

― Eddie Bernice Johnson

“I tend to wake up around 7, and I start the day with a protein shake.”

― Eddie Hall

“The thing about motor neuron disease, once a muscle stops working, it doesn’t start again.”

― Eddie Redmayne

“When you start out acting, you dream of getting an agent and getting a job. For years, you audition and you get what you can. Choice isn’t something that you have much of.”

― Eddie Redmayne

“I’ve been urged by people forever to try and start a real Rock Hall of Fame. I’ve had some very, very preliminary discussions about doing it. Obviously, I can’t do it myself, but there are a lot of people interested in that.”

― Eddie Trunk

“The piano is a universal instrument. If you start there, learn your theory and how to read, you can go on to any other instrument.”

― Eddie Van Halen

“Growing up, there were TV shows that were very funny but very traditional. Classic things like ‘Fawlty Towers,’ obviously, and ‘Blackadder’ were pretty traditionally shot. And then there were the ones that start to break the mold or be really ambitious. The ones that spring particularly to mind would be ‘The Young Ones.’”

― Edgar Wright

“If you ever watch police chases on, like, helicopter cams, they very quickly become nightmarish when you start to see the police coming in from the edge of the frame. I always find that terrifying.”

― Edgar Wright

“I lived a very isolated life. When you start at 20, you have a lot of nonsense to work out of your system.”

― Edie Sedgwick

“If we start the season with negative thinking, we’d never win anything.”

― Edin Dzeko

“The need to encourage entrepreneurship and ensure that young people have the opportunity to start new businesses is acute.”

― Edmund Phelps

“Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.”

― Edmund Wilson

“A novel takes place over time. It’s a historical narrative, and it needs to have a series of peaks and valleys and the move through. You can’t just start at the highest pitch and stay there, but you can in a lyric poem.”

― Edward Hirsch

“Writing poetry is such an intense experience that it helps to start the process in a casual or wayward frame of mind.”

― Edward Hirsch

“It’s to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that’s my method.”

― Edward Hopper

“I like it when the deeper you go with the character, the more you see the layers start to peel away.”

― Edward Norton

“Those of us with this ancient compulsion to tell stories sometimes start with a single kernel of something.”

― Edward P. Jones

“To start with, for example this year, 2004, is the bicentennial of Haitian independence.”

― Edwidge Danticat

“Every one of our films, when we start off, they suck… our job is to take it from something that sucks to something that doesn’t suck. That’s the hard part.”

― Edwin Catmull

“Throughout Pixar’s history, we’ve had major meltdowns and crises. It’s happened throughout our history: you reach a certain point, it doesn’t work, and you start all over again.”

― Edwin Catmull

“I know Fiat plans to start manufacturing cars in Iran. This is wrong.”

― Ehud Barak

“We couldn’t afford to move, so we decided to start up a model agency.”

― Eileen Ford

“There will always be some films that the audience would like and some that they don’t. But if I start becoming a slave to appreciation, I will be subjecting myself and my talent to one particular type of taste. I don’t want to do that.”

― Ekta Kapoor

“Capital available for individuals to start and expand businesses would increase with regulatory and strategic tax reforms, like reducing marginal rates, repealing the alternative minimum tax, and making the U.S. the most welcoming place for employers to relocate and create jobs.”

― Elaine Chao

“Bobsled boils down to three things – your equipment, start, and drive. To win the Olympics requires all three.”

― Elana Meyers

“As an artist, you need to be not at all entitled in your relation with the work. So money is kind of worrying. You can start to expect things if you’re used to a certain level of comfort.”

― Eleanor Catton

“The more you work out, the more you get the energy to do it. And the more you get motivated to do it, especially when you start seeing results.”

― Elisabeth Harnois

“Pell grants are critical tools for lower- and middle-income students to access higher education, and by expanding access to year-round courses, we can help non-traditional students complete their education sooner, allowing them to start their careers and pay off their loans.”

― Elise Stefanik

“How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, When memory plays an old tune on the heart.”

― Eliza Cook

“I tend to write at the piano, but usually the melody and lyrics come first. Like, I’ll be in the shower, and I’ll start singing, and the melody and the lyric will just come out. Then I’ll quickly try to finish the shower, try to remember it, record it on my phone and save it for the studio.”

― Eliza Doolittle

“Telomeres are the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes in cells. Chromosomes carry the genetic information. Telomeres are buffers. They are like the tips of shoelaces. If you lose the tips, the ends start fraying.”

― Elizabeth Blackburn

“I decided I wanted to go to Cambridge, and then I got introduced to Fred Sanger. I was very conscientious, and I asked him when I first got there if I should start reading up on things. But he said, ‘No, I think you can just start these experiments,’ so I plunged right in.”

― Elizabeth Blackburn

“When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.”

― Elizabeth Bowen

“Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain.”

― Elizabeth Bowen

“Either you push forward with the things that you were doing yesterday or you start dying.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“Unfortunately, this will have a ripple effect in the economy. People carrying heavy student-loan debt won’t buy houses, start families, or start businesses. This will hurt the future economy.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“At first glance, The Color Run does look a lot like Holi. Its website is populated by photos of people throwing coloured powder at each other and in the air, outdoors, at the start of spring. The only difference, it seemed, was that there was a 5 km. run added in. And that it cost $54.99 to participate.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“Plotting is difficult for me, and always has been. I do that before I actually start writing, but I always do characters, and the arc of the story, first… You can’t do anything without a story arc. Where is it going to begin, where will it end.”

― Elizabeth George

“I have to know the killer, the victim and the motive when I begin. Then I start to create the characters and see how the novel takes shape based on what these people are like.”

― Elizabeth George

“Dysfunctional co-dependent relationships always appeal to me. I don’t know exactly how it started. I start writing sketches of characters and little scene-lets, and then it builds.”

― Elizabeth Meriwether

“I figured, if I failed, I’d tried something that I hadn’t tried before and if one movie was going to destroy my career than I didn’t have much of a career to start with. I just went for it. God willing I wasn’t over the top and didn’t embarrass myself.”

― Elizabeth Pena

“I start listening to something, or I’m seeing somebody a lot or seeing their art. And then I just really want to make a picture of them.”

― Elizabeth Peyton

“I start to feel like I can’t maintain the facade any longer, that I may just start to show through. And I wish I knew what was wrong. Maybe something about how stupid my whole life is.”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“I was a competitive swimmer as a teenager, only stopping when I got persistent ear infections. Every day was a 6 A.M. start to swim before lessons, then choir or dance classes after.”

― Ella Eyre

“From the end of 2015 to the start of 2016, I was always at the studio with Mustard, just figuring out a sound.”

― Ella Mai

“It’s about making small changes at first and adding foods to your diet before you take any away; start with one extra vegetable or fruit at every meal, and hey, presto, that’s 21 portions a week.”

― Ella Woodward

“I was very angsty from a very young age. The way people start acting when they’re 15, I started being at 8.”

― Ellar Coltrane

“Once you start thinking about where your products come from and what they ‘do,’ that’s going to be an inherent part of your choice as you purchase products throughout your life.”

― Ellen Gustafson

“My mother was a disciplinarian. She believed that when young girls start to go out with young boys, they get married.”

― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“I was encouraged that a group of women wanted to start WISH List, which works like EMILY’s List, only it supports pro-choice Republican women. It was started by one of our members, and I was happy to tell her how we did it and encourage her.”

― Ellen Malcolm

“Getting our military back on stable footing won’t happen overnight. We must start this process now, since future engagements are likely and allies are scarce.”

― Ellen Tauscher

“You should constantly write because your writing is always evolving and progressing. It’s really important to start writing young.”

― Ellie Goulding

“I start really missing London when I go away. I have a little flat, but very central. I live above a pub and you’d think it’d be a nightmare, but I like hearing the music and it’s quite comforting.”

― Ellie Goulding

“After a while, if you’re a writer, you want to start appearing in the bookstores of the place you’re living in.”

― Elliot Perlman

“I once saw Dizzy Gillespie at a live show, and it made me want to go home immediately and start writing.”

― Elmore Leonard

“Fencing and shooting kind of came naturally. From the start, I knew that I had it in me.”

― Elodie Clouvel

“With DNA, you have to be able to tell which genes are turned on or off. Current DNA sequencing cannot do that. The next generation of DNA sequencing needs to be able to do this. If somebody invents this, then we can start to very precisely identify cures for diseases.”

― Elon Musk

“Some companies out there quote a start of production that is substantially in advance of when customers get their cars.”

― Elon Musk

“To meet an artist when they first start out is like having a seat on the 50-yard line and watching them get a touchdown… The Weeknd, Pink, Harry Styles, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, Kesha – these are all artists I interviewed back before anyone knew who they were. To watch them turn into these superstars is just amazing.”

― Elvis Duran

“Start with a clean grill. Keep it clean by brushing with a wire brush after preheating, and again after cooking. Make sure to oil your grates and your food before putting it on the grill to keep it from sticking.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“I was extremely aggressive from the start.”

― Emerson Fittipaldi

“I will run with perfect style when they start judging races for their beauty, like figure-skating. For now, I just want to run as fast as possible.”

― Emil Zatopek

“When you start a relationship, there’s part of the friendship that dies – you can never go back.”

― Emily Bett Rickards

“I’m a big fan of the Irish accent. After a couple of drinks, I start to get a bit of an Irish lilt, too.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“Do remember to pick your battles when you start parenting your stepchildren.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“What no one tells you – or maybe they did tell me, and I chose not to listen – is that there’s really no ‘coming back’ from bleached platinum hair. You sort of have to cut it all off and start over.”

― Emily Weiss

“We could be like a lot of consumer brands that start blogs after they start their business. But in our case, I think Glossier is still very much a content company. I think about our products themselves as pieces of content.”

― Emily Weiss

“Several members of my family have, or have had, one form of dementia or another. I really wanted to explore what it might like in fiction, but I didn’t know how to start.”

― Emma Healey

“Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.”

― Emma Thompson

“And it’s absolutely true that male sexual behaviour and female responses to male demands change a lot when they start communicating – and the levels of the communication that I’ve seen on the ground in very, very poor areas are so high and I think why don’t we have that here?”

― Emma Thompson

“I want to avoid becoming too styled, too ‘done’ and too generic. You see people as they go through their career, and they just become more and more like everyone else. They start out with something individual about them, but it gets lost.”

― Emma Watson

“Bluegrass has a very, very strict musical form. Once you start to dilute it, it disappears.”

― Emmylou Harris

“I always take a hot shower before I go onstage. It’s so refreshing. I let the steam into my throat. That’s the way I warm up my vocal cords – in the shower. I start by humming and then finally singing.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“This is something that baffles me about managers: if you know the formation that you will revert to if you are in trouble, why not start with it?”

― Eniola Aluko

“I have to see a definitive cut of the film before I even start thinking about the music, I tell the director what my feelings are and what I would like to do. He accepts what I say or discusses it or destroys it. Eventually, we have to find a compromise.”

― Ennio Morricone

“I never watch the dailies. What I usually do is have a look at the rough or final cut, and I just get something from the story. Sometimes I start composing even before the director has shot anything. The dailies don’t help me at all.”

― Ennio Morricone

“I do a so-called trip into myself: I sit down at the piano and the melody might start to evolve from my playing or then I might start to sing it.”

― Enya

“I’ve been fortunate enough to be given the blessing by Triple H down at NXT to start coming out to the ring with a microphone in my hand.”

― Enzo Amore

“As with almost every significant aspect of the Bush presidency, its handling of 9/11 was a catastrophe from start to finish.”

― Eric Alterman

“You know something is a hit comedically if you can just call up one of your friends and belt out a line from the show and you both start laughing.”

― Eric Andre

“If you’re a young couple when you start out and are both working, trying to raise children, that is tough.”

― Eric Braeden

“I am not for raising taxes in a recession, especially when it comes to job creators that we need so desperately to start creating jobs again.”

― Eric Cantor

“Now the proposal is yet again another $150 billion before we start to think about a freeze. But $150 billion spent on more government programs; monies being created to direct and what kind of jobs that Washington thinks ought to be created. Come on. I mean there is a government that can help, and the government can also hurt.”

― Eric Cantor

“I’m not a big watcher of myself. You start looking at things you shouldn’t be looking at that have nothing to do with anything of importance.”

― Eric Dane

“Los Angeles has all the ingredients of success… but we need to start with our education system.”

― Eric Garcetti

“When you start a show, the plans are not set in stone. They’re really mutable, cocktail napkin sketches.”

― Eric Kripke

“I’m going to start a lot of companies. These are not sham companies. These are great businesses.”

― Eric Lefkofsky

“I needed to start pulling at this other sort of funnier, lighter side. So I auditioned for everything. I auditioned for ‘Friends,’ even.”

― Eric McCormack

“’Ghosts of Onyx’ is the end of one chapter in the ‘Halo’ saga – and hopefully the start of an entirely new one!”

― Eric Nylund

“My faith is ultimately what led me to start protesting and it’s what continues to drive me.”

― Eric Reid

“I expect to work hard, earn the respect of my teammates and hopefully I can start.”

― Eric Reid

“Before I start directing a show, I try to spend a few weeks hanging around the set, getting to know the crew and talking to the actors about how they like to work. Who is fussy? Who is left-handed? Who wants to go home early, and who is the perfectionist?”

― Eric Stoltz

“When they first start doing comedy, new comics or even people that have only been doing it three or four years, they’re doing an impersonation of a stand-up. This is what I think a stand-up should sound like.”

― Erik Griffin

“I have found from experience that it is often interesting and useful to start from the edges and work inward – another flaw of mine. I seldom approach things directly. I would have made a great moth.”

― Erik Larson

“Whenever I finish a book, I start with a blank slate and never have ideas lined up.”

― Erik Larson

“I was in Bucks County at the ‘Bucks County Currier Times,’ which is a great place to start for any reporter who wants to start out.”

― Erik Larson

“Whenever the price of cryptocurrency is rallying, people start spending a lot more.”

― Erik Voorhees

“If you see a market that has slow and steady growth long enough, you’ll start to front-run it, and that slow and steady growth will start turning into steeper growth, and that will accelerate the process.”

― Erik Voorhees

“If I can’t find anything good, I am just going to have to get my butt in gear and start learning how to do everything.”

― Erika Christensen

“What’s important in any working relationship or working with someone in your family is you have to start with a clean slate.”

― Erin Foster

“I work out twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. I’ll start with half an hour of running and then some yoga to stretch everything out so everything is warm.”

― Erin Heatherton

“I’m working on something that’s not yet novel-shaped but is something of a film-noir-flavored ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ It will also very likely be a single volume story and not the start of a series.”

― Erin Morgenstern

“Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It’s literary suicide.”

― Erma Bombeck

“All things truly wicked start from innocence.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“Right before I start the putter back, I think about making solid contact. This brings your attention to the back of the ball and helps keep your head still at impact, which is a must. Many amateurs take a peek down the line too soon, and that can cause all sorts of mis-hits.”

― Ernie Els

“My stuff always starts with interviews. I start interviewing people, and then slowly but surely, a movie insinuates itself.”

― Errol Morris

“I know it sounds crazy, but as soon as Christians start telling non-Christians how to live their lives, we’ve lost the Christian faith.”

― Erwin McManus

“The Northern idea of form is more of a process. The various units of the form overlap. You can’t tell where some things stop and new things start. This is typical of Sibelius.”

― Esa-Pekka Salonen

“It wasn’t easy for me to start in Bollywood because I was an outsider.”

― Esha Gupta

“There’s enough time in the day: If you go to bed at 10 and start your day at 6, there’s a lot you can do in a day!”

― Esperanza Spalding

“Acting is very start and stop.”

― Estelle Parsons

“In this the age of concern over privacy invasion and surveillance and manipulation, people will start to realize that there is no way to avoid being manipulated by other people, governments, marketers, and the like.”

― Esther Dyson

“We don’t outline, so we don’t have prospective tasks to divide up. It’s just, we start at the beginning and talk the first scene through, write it up, proceed to the next.”

― Ethan Coen

“When you start becoming really successful, the demons start to tempt you – the demons of vanity and self importance, drug abuse, the feelings of fraudulence. But, it’s also a thrill. That’s what I found weird.”

― Ethan Hawke

“The process of finding my voice as SpongeBob was to start by watching what Tom Kenny did, trying to do an impression of sorts, and then forgetting all about it and letting the voice become a second-nature thing.”

― Ethan Slater

“I start with a pretty yoga-based warm-up. I do jumping jacks and burpees, and I do a lot of dynamic stretching.”

― Ethan Slater

“This is an album of songs that I’ve always loved, tunes that I heard. For the first time in 53 years of recording, I really had control over an entire album, start to finish.”

― Etta James

“If you keep the Sabbath, you start to see creation not as somewhere to get away from your ordinary life, but a place to frame an attentiveness to your life.”

― Eugene H. Peterson

“The minute the church and pastors start saying what do people want and then giving it to them, we betray our calling. We’re called to have people follow Jesus. We’re called to have people learn how to forgive their enemies.”

― Eugene H. Peterson

“The first time I came here to the U.S. to start a career, it was in 2002 or 2003. Since then, it’s been so, so hard.”

― Eugenio Derbez

“Instead of being with my family, I was spending a lot of time trying to start all over again, from zero, in another country. I couldn’t take it anymore, so I went back to Mexico and said, ‘I’m gonna do my own stuff.’ So, I did my movie that I was trying to do for many, many years, called ‘Instructions Not Included.’”

― Eugenio Derbez

“Yes, everyone thought I was crazy when I moved to the U.S. after having had a very successful career in Mexico. It was like Adam Sandler turning his back on Hollywood and going to China to start all over.”

― Eugenio Derbez

“My mother is an actress and very well known in France; hence, I move to London to start my own life.”

― Eva Green

“I was writing short films and I was going through this really, really, really terrible end of a relationship that I didn’t want to be going through. It was too much for me to process and all of a sudden I had this idea for my first feature film and I knew right away I had to start writing it.”

― Evan Glodell

“All my cousins are almost old enough to start seeing my movies. I’m going to have some ‘splainin’ to do.”

― Evan Goldberg

“Like most markets, Da Jing is most alive just after dawn, when the elementary-school children in their uniforms and bright red kerchiefs set off through narrow streets, marking the start of another frenzied day of commerce.”

― Evan Osnos

“A creative project is a moving target. You never end up where you start.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“If I went for too long without writing, I would start to feel like something inside me was dying.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“We need to start seeing privacy as a commons – as some kind of a public good that can get depleted as too many people treat it carelessly or abandon it too eagerly. What is privacy for? This question needs an urgent answer.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“The newspaper offers something very different from Google’s aggregators. It offers a value system, an idea of what matters in the world. Newspapers need to start articulating that value.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“The bigger the network, the harder it is to leave. Many users find it too daunting to start afresh on a new site, so they quietly consent to Facebook’s privacy bullying.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“I left halfway through my third year to start Lipstick On Your Collar, which was the first thing I ever did.”

― Ewan McGregor

“I don’t have a typical filmmaker background. I didn’t grow up with a super eight camera or a video camera. I didn’t start cutting movies when I was four or five.”

― F. Gary Gray

“I actually didn’t really start to get into the research of film until I was much older. I decided I wanted to direct a lot earlier than I started to do the research, which is really strange, but it is the case.”

― F. Gary Gray

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Before you start a business, careful planning is in order to obtain to where you ought to be. The biggest part is to ensure that, once you might have created your own plan, that you simply take motion. Without motion, you are unable to succeed.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“We have two trainers at the polo ground and do a mix of aerobics, gymnastics and stretches before we start riding. As polo players, it’s very important for us to keep in shape. We do a bit of yoga and Pilates sometimes, too.”

― Facundo Pieres

“I don’t like to read reviews. Even the good ones you start to analyze: ‘Oh, did I do that? I have to make sure I do that again.’”

― Faith Prince

“Your dream can die. You will probably give up. But from there, you can start everything over.”

― Fantastic Negrito

“I started out in the Apollo Theater. That’s where I got my start. I won Amateur Night four weeks in a row.”

― Fat Joe

“I do not think that it is right for me to start giving opinions about the human rights situation of any country, including Gambia, except when those crimes translate into the crimes that I have to investigate.”

― Fatou Bensouda

“I am always scared when I start something new. That hasn’t changed.”

― Fawad Khan

“The minute you start believing your own success, you’re on the road to ruin.”

― Faye Dunaway

“’What can your kids teach you?’ Well, I believe something different about kids. We don’t own them, they have their own knowledge. From the start you have to make the choice to listen.”

― Faye Wattleton

“A transition, by definition, means you start in one place and finish in another.”

― Federica Mogherini

“I try and make it possible for beginners to start training MMA and not be scared of it as a sport. I try to actually give them the skill set that is necessary – to feel comfortable, maybe not on a big level. And not just Russia, but worldwide.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“You take the best of our tradition as a start, and I’ll take the best of Christianity … From there we can build.”

― Feisal Abdul Rauf

“I love French films, and I copy things I see in them. I read magazines and also look at Tumblr. I love nails, so I literally just search the word ‘nails’ on Tumblr and start looking.”

― Felicity Jones

“I hope to start enjoying flirting again when I’m 70, like my mother did.”

― Felicity Kendal

“When you’re writing, you’re in a totally different zone… I can start a difficult poem and look up at the clock and see to my astonishment that three hours have passed.”

― Felix Dennis

“When you start writing fiction, you have to learn to invent, and it’s very hard at the beginning to stop relying on facts and what you’ve heard.”

― Fiona Barton

“I had the idea to spend the year off in 2008 and start writing a rock album. I wanted to do something else other than melodic metal after more than ten years of After Forever. I thought it would be nice to sidestep into rock.”

― Floor Jansen

“Making an album is always a puzzle: you start by seeing a lot of different pieces, and they all need to come together into one picture.”

― Floor Jansen

“Showing up at school already able to read is like showing up at the undertaker’s already embalmed: people start worrying about being put out of their jobs.”

― Florence King

“Honestly, production when you first start can be difficult to wrap your head around.”

― Flume

“What it is now is basically, I’ll sit on my computer; I basically kind of play the computer as an instrument, I guess you could say. I guess I play the Mac. And how it works is, say – I have a program called ‘Ableton Live.’ And, you know, you’ll open it up, and it’s just blank. There’s nothing there. And then you start.”

― Flume

“I can’t sing, but I’ll sing over this chord progression, like, over and over, for however long it takes – sometimes it’s, like, two minutes, sometimes it’s 20 minutes – until I’ve found like a hook or something that I’m really happy with. And then, basically, it just like that’s my melody, and that’s where I start from.”

― Flume

“I don’t like to brag about it, but there are people I’ve worked with at the start of their career, and they’ve all become very, very successful.”

― Flying Lotus

“Many of the wars we see around the world start as domestic conflicts that are fueled by external forces and powers. My view is that we can help peace if we help communities transform from the inside, on their own terms.”

― Forest Whitaker

“Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs did not start out wealthy, and actually added to income inequality, but we all benefit from their creative effort.”

― Foster Friess

“I know that I’ve played a lot of comedic roles. It’s a visual medium. When you get one role, you start to get cast in that role for awhile because that’s what people have seen you do, and have hopefully seen you do it successfully.”

― Fran Kranz

“Pollution from human activities is changing the Earth’s climate. We see the damage that a disrupted climate can do: on our coasts, our farms, forests, mountains, and cities. Those impacts will grow more severe unless we start reducing global warming pollution now.”

― Frances Beinecke

“At the start of my career, I fought to prevent offshore drilling along the Atlantic Coast.”

― Frances Beinecke

“I came from the theater playing leading roles, and when I started doing film and television, I felt as if I had to start from the bottom.”

― Frances Fisher

“Playing further up the pitch, you have more opportunities to score and provide assists, and it’s something I liked right from the start.”

― Francesco Totti

“A lot of girls who turn into something remarkable start off as irrepressible, confident and a handful.”

― Francine Prose

“I’ll often dream about characters before I start writing their stories.”

― Francine Rivers

“I became a Christian late, in my late 30s, so I had a lot of things that I was bringing into my Christian life that I regret. And I had a lot of questions about faith, so that’s where I start when I write.”

― Francine Rivers

“If, for example, all the codons are triplets, then in addition to the correct reading of the message, there are two incorrect readings which we shall obtain if we do not start the grouping into sets of three at the right place.”

― Francis Crick

“By working in the morning, I find a sense of peace; it’s isolated peace, but I can definitely be in touch with my feelings, and then I just start.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

― Francis of Assisi

“I drape a lot. I cut. I have to touch. For me, it’s almost impossible to start without that.”

― Francisco Costa

“Calling into question the Touquet deal on the pretext that Britain has voted for Brexit and will have to start negotiations to leave the union doesn’t make sense.”

― Francois Hollande

“Was I a businessman to start with? I’m not sure. I mean, that comes slowly, when you start having the products out. But at the same time, I was very determined. I knew that I had to make it work. I had no choice.”

― Francois Nars

“From the start, I used a different kind of girl in Nars campaign images. My choice to use models of colour such as Alek Wek, Naomi Campbell and Karen Park Goude was absolutely a deliberate one. I felt that makeup was universal and should apply to everybody.”

― Francois Nars

“The biggest thing that concerns me is when we start getting countries using cybercrime to shut down infrastructure, electricity, communications systems, the Internet, et cetera.”

― Frank Abagnale

“It is true not all has been accomplished that the earnest advocates would desire, but a start has been made.”

― Frank B. Kellogg

“At 24, my head was as shiny as a cue ball on a billiard table. I naturally thought this meant curtains. Actually, I found it helped. When I was too young to play real character parts, they mistook me for older because of the bald noggin. I got juicy roles right from the start.”

― Frank Cady

“Don’t follow trends, start trends.”

― Frank Capra

“My advice to young film-makers is this: don’t follow trends, start them!”

― Frank Capra

“I wouldn’t even know – and I spent three years in the CIA – I wouldn’t even know how you’d start a covert action program in a place like Iran. It would be extraordinarily difficult.”

― Frank Carlucci

“The human race is fundamentally insane. If you put two of us into a room together, we’re soon gonna start figuring out good reasons to kill one another.”

― Frank Darabont

“In days of yore, Opening Day of the baseball season was special, signifying that spring had come at last. Today, however, Opening Day sort of dribbles into existence, and the spiritual start of spring now belongs to the Masters golf tournament, where the azaleas and magnolias and dogwood bloom.”

― Frank Deford

“We start 2016 with a command: that the subject of Pete Rose and the Hall of Fame is over, finis, kaput forever and ever. As sure as we will no longer discuss whether Lindsey Graham or George Pataki can be president.”

― Frank Deford

“I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did, and I get the sweats, I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going.”

― Frank Gehry

“I make a model of the site. There are some obvious things: where the entrance should be, where the cars have to go in. You start to get the scale of it. You understand the client’s needs, and what the client is hoping for and yearning for.”

― Frank Gehry

“You start acting in spite of your neuroses, not because of them.”

― Frank Langella

“I never picked fights. I’m never going to start to pick fights. If they ask me to fight someone, I’ll say yes.”

― Frankie Edgar

“I know all the words to Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire.’”

― Frankie Grande

“From the start, the promise of Jurgen Klinsmann as manager of the U.S. men’s national team was revolution: gritty, plodding American soccer would give way to attacking flair; the parade of journeymen would end; an era of skilled stylists would begin.”

― Franklin Foer

“I think we need to start thinking about grounding our moral systems in our biology.”

― Frans de Waal

“Thanks to the digital and big data revolution, we can start to do what was previously unthinkable – to improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs while delivering personalized care to each individual.”

― Frans van Houten

“When you make a courageous statement, people start to follow you, and that’s nice.”

― Frans van Houten

“Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.”

― Franz Kafka

“When I’m in certain moods, a conversation will start up in my head, and suddenly I’ll realize that the language has reached a very high and interesting level, and then lines and stanzas will just kind of appear, full-blown.”

― Franz Wright

“There are people who are genetically made to start record labels, and I’m not one of those people. People just have it in their blood and are good at it. Corey Rusk from Touch and Go and Ian MacKaye. These are people who have made their own labels.”

― Fred Armisen

“You start a business, and you really don’t have much of a budget.”

― Fred DeLuca

“The best engineered organisms can outpace others, even if they start smaller or later.”

― Fred Ehrsam

“The totality of a record is usually beyond ones ability to imagine when you start working on it, but the component parts are, usually, fairly clear one way or another.”

― Fred Frith

“If you are successful, you will be cloned. That’s life. In fact, it’s a sign that you’ve made it when clones of your website, mobile app, and business start cropping up.”

― Fred Wilson

“Most adults I know start their Internet session at Google, and most kids I know start their Internet session at either Facebook or MySpace.”

― Fred Wilson

“Leading off an inning you never know, I could get a bunt base hit and start a rally.”

― Freddie Freeman

“What attracted me to acting, from the start, was playing different characters. I’m not a massive fan of just playing myself on screen.”

― Freddie Stroma

“I left Facebook after Facebook groups began appearing about me and suddenly your personal photographs start becoming public property.”

― Freddie Stroma

“They wanted to start recording rock ‘n roll, and thought I had the right voice.”

― Freddy Fender

“I would absolutely recommend for actors to start in the theater because it establishes a foundation in your craft that you can build off of.”

― Freddy Rodriguez

“You look at the world around you, and you take it apart into all its components. Then you take some of those components, throw them away, and plug in different ones, start it up and see what happens.”

― Frederik Pohl

“If you start out with a tragic view of life, then anything since is just a bonus.”

― Freeman Dyson

“It’s Fendi. French, Fendi, both start with an F… I fell in love with it. Smells like grown-man cologne.”

― French Montana

“I was never informed in advance about the start of the war or about foreign political developments.”

― Fritz Sauckel

“In the past, my process would start with a sample of another song, and I’d chop it up and use that as the basis of the song that I was making.”

― G-Eazy

“I got my start in small dive bars in New Orleans.”

― G-Eazy

“I just hear a beat and start mumbling words. I just hear sounds and rhythms, and it just kind of comes intuitively. Formatting a song, figuring out a flow, how I respond to the beat.”

― G-Eazy

“You open up a lot of tours making nothing just for the fact that you need to start somewhere and get some exposure. When you start to headline your tours, all the money is in headlining, but there’s no money in headlining small rooms.”

― G-Eazy

“Once you start a war, you have to win.”

― G. Gordon Liddy

“We seem, as a culture, to start to adhere to these antiheroes and have grown tired of the traditional, straight-up-and-down good guy.”

― Gabriel Luna

“If you start a new career at 40, you’ve still got another 35 years to go.”

― Gail Honeyman

“If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.”

― Galileo Galilei

“The destruction of Chinese traditional culture didn’t start in 1949. It started long before that, with the succession of revolutions. It was particularly bad during the Cultural Revolution, the destruction of traditional Chinese culture.”

― Gao Xingjian

“I’m ambitious, I want to play in the Champions League, and that’s the aim with Tottenham – to start qualifying for the Champions League on a consistent basis.”

― Gareth Bale

“You only have to look at the England squad to see the amount of players who get in the squad and start the games – the majority play in the Champions League.”

― Gareth Barry

“The moment an athlete doesn’t train, things start to get a bit rusty.”

― Gareth Gates

“If we see too much of one person, even though we like that person, we start to kind of pull for other people.”

― Garth Brooks

“I definitely storyboard, but I only start once I have cast and location. I like to find the world first.”

― Garth Davis

“I’m sure you’re aware, with the time it takes to put these books together, everything can suddenly start coming out at once even though I wrote anything between one and five years ago.”

― Garth Ennis

“As the scripts come in they are sent to the artists, and the artists are either very busy, or ready to start.”

― Garth Ennis

“When something is at risk or in danger or about to be lost, those are the moments you start to realize how much it means to you.”

― Garth Risk Hallberg

“Most of my songs start out as being very aggressive and guitar-driven.”

― Gary Clark, Jr.

“As soon as you start figuring out what you’re going to do, something will interrupt it.”

― Gary Cole

“If I’m feeling desperate, I’ll go out image-hunting. I’ll go to news agents and stand at the rack flicking through magazines or go to second-hand bookshops. And then, bit by bit, like concrete poetry, I start to realise that I am drawn to particular things, and then I start wondering why that is.”

― Gary Hume

“I have a terrible fear of travel. Just before we go, I start to panic and tell my wife I don’t want to go. It’s ridiculous. But actually it’s only when it’s somewhere I’ve not been to before.”

― Gary Kemp

“Let’s start at the very end: The postscript of Stephen King’s ‘On Writing’ contains some of the most harrowing pages he has ever written. It’s here that King describes the traffic accident that nearly killed him in June 1999.”

― Gary Krist

“I just get silly inside my head and I start to think about something and in my head I start twisting it around, contorting it and envisioning it in different ways.”

― Gary Larson

“I must admit that I was always scared to venture out on my own because I have an issue of getting bored of things. My attention span is very short. I like to start and give up halfway.”

― Gauri Khan

“If you start beating opponents in their backyard is when you give yourself a chance to remain No.1.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“T20 runs should only be a criteria to get selected for a T20 side. The moment you start picking players in the one-day format by their T20 performance, then you are giving your domestic 50-over competitions absolutely no relevance.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“So when you start touring, women are definitely going to check you out first.”

― Gavin DeGraw

“We went out for six weeks a year. We first started in Mexico and we did that for so many years that we finally said we’ve got to explore and start going globally. And then we started going all over the world.”

― Gavin MacLeod

“Accessing capital to start a business can be a daunting process, especially for entrepreneurs who start out with a great idea, but have no real familiarity with the business world.”

― Gavin Newsom

“If, in this country, a simple majority of people can start stripping away the rights of a protected class in the minority, that’s a pretty alarming thing.”

― Gavin Newsom

“I didn’t even start college until I was 21.”

― Gayle Forman

“In the state of Wisconsin it’s mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school.”

― Gaylord Nelson

“If I start mining for opinions on hundreds of websites that have fan forums, I’ll be totally distorted in my view of myself. I’ll lose myself in all that.”

― Geddy Lee

“Film roles really did start to dry up when I got into my 40s.”

― Geena Davis

“If I start to become a star, I’ll lose contact with the normal guys I play best.”

― Gene Hackman

“If you’re going to start with melody you’ll need some tympani, I think.”

― Gene Krupa

“In my classroom, I would start my lessons with a quick review of an old topic. Then, I would introduce a new topic. Finally, I would give my students a problem to solve on their own, one that would reinforce what I’d just taught.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“’Pagan Day’ was Alex Fergusson’s idea. It was him that encouraged me to start making music again and start Psychic TV.”

― Genesis P-Orridge

“This campaign was special because we always kept the challenger mentality we had from the start. We managed to keep the against-all-odds, can-do spirit that kept us going when no one thought we could win.”

― Geoff Davis

“I would probably, in my 60s, be ready to start having kids, as long as I was spared all the stuff about it that doesn’t appeal to me. By then, I’d have lost interest in practically everything, so there’d be no opportunity cost involved.”

― Geoff Dyer

“You don’t want to jump in on your first day on a show and start improv-ing and changing the show.”

― Geoff Stults

“When I don’t have any ideas, I pick up fabric and start working with it and something happens.”

― Geoffrey Beene

“Once you start, there is no end to who is to go in and who is to be left out.”

― Geoffrey Fisher

“If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“At the start of the season, there are 16 teams in the top division looking behind them, making sure they avoid relegation. The fear starts in the boardroom, comes down to managers and through to players. The fans sense it.”

― George Best

“There’s nothing like Opening Day. There’s nothing like the start of a new season. I started playing baseball when I was seven years old and quit playing when I was 40, so it’s kind of in my blood.”

― George Brett

“Every time I sit with our general manager at a baseball game, and there’s number-cruncher and statistician guy – I’m sitting around – they start talking about stuff, and I say, ‘What’s that? I’ve never heard of that one before.’”

― George Brett

“Hip-hop is getting to the point now where they are going to start sounding like Al Jarreau or Bobby McFerrin or some of the other poets. Some of the better rappers can rap real fast without even melodies. It’ll get to that same point.”

― George Clinton

“I find that as you get older, you start to simplify things in general.”

― George Clooney

“There’s a certain cruelty to being on a big screen as your eyelids start to sag and your hair falls out and turns gray that you either have to be able to handle or not. What you can’t do is try to force yourself into roles that you could have played or would have played ten years earlier.”

― George Clooney

“Fame can be very dangerous, because you can start to enjoy that part of it. And that’s not the good part of what I do for a living. The good part is the making of films. The unpleasant part is the fame part, if you’re not careful.”

― George Clooney

“You don’t want to start writing songs about how your Twitter followers are going up, because one day Twitter won’t exist, and you’ll feel like an idiot.”

― George Ezra

“I didn’t even start playing the piano until I was about 13 or 14. I guess I must have had a little talent or whatever-you-call-it, but I practised regularly, and that’s what counts.”

― George Gershwin

“What can I say about the First World War, a war in which I served as an infantryman, a war I hated at the start and to which I never warmed as it proceeded?”

― George Grosz

“For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now.”

― George H. W. Bush

“Of course, once you’ve been a Beatle, you’re never really out of it. People always want to know what you’re up to, and if you don’t immediately tell ’em, that’s when they start making stuff up.”

― George Harrison

“When you create advertising, always start with the words.”

― George Lois

“The story being told in ‘Star Wars’ is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you’re in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they’re actually not.”

― George Lucas

“I am still interested in the long or serial poem, but have written a few smaller things. I may start sending to journals again in a year or so… that’s about it.”

― George Murray

“The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.”

― George P. Shultz

“First of all, Greece won’t go down. We’re talking about a country that is capable of making change. Europe will not allow the destabilization of the 27-country euro zone. But if there were no action, then markets would start becoming jittery about other countries – and not only Spain and Portugal, but other countries in the European Union.”

― George Papandreou

“Start with short stories. After all, if you were taking up rock climbing, you wouldn’t start with Mount Everest. So if you’re starting fantasy, don’t start with a nine-book series.”

― George R. R. Martin

“For me it’s absolutely necessary to start from the very beginning. I can’t think of coming and contributing something anywhere along the line other than the very start.”

― George Stevens

“If you start out trying to achieve a specific thing – like doing stadium shows or going into the studio and doing an album – the end result is what counts.”

― George Strait

“Stanley Cup hockey comes around every year, when games start to count in multiples of best-of-seven series, and the players seem to put more attention into every pass, every check, every annoying little trick.”

― George Vecsey

“I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.”

― Georgia O’Keeffe

“When I start thinking about the future it freaks me out.”

― Geraldine Viswanathan

“I would like to do what Cristiano has done: start wide and go into the middle as a No. 10 or 9.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“I don’t think having a My Chemical Romance action figure will make a kid start his own band, I like to think it will make him save children from a burning building.”

― Gerard Way

“Messi’s start to 2015 has been unrivalled. His efficiency in front of goal and the amount of goals he has scored cannot be bettered.”

― Gerardo Martino

“Everyone wants to finish a project they start, but in the world of football, you cannot guarantee anything.”

― Gerardo Martino

“If you start from nothing, it is very difficult to get anywhere.”

― Gerhard Herzberg

“I was a late starter on the romantic front. I didn’t start dating until I was in my 30s.”

― Geri Halliwell

“It took me to be 33 to start to know how to fight.”

― Gerry Cooney

“You start way down on a low B flat on the tuba and you have a chromatic scale; you can match the colours all the way up, till you get to the top of the trumpet.”

― Gerry Mulligan

“Helping people getting a great start in life, a great foundation, is an investment.”

― Gerry Schwartz

“I really learned a lot when I worked on my grandpa’s film ‘Twixt’ and got to be with him start to finish and sit next to him every day. That was my film school.”

― Gia Coppola

“They say in baseball, your little flaws will stick with you from the start. It’s just how you can maintain and minimize them.”

― Giancarlo Stanton

“Most of the traditional foods we eat on Jewish holidays start out with a seasonal reason as to why we eat them, and later a religious significance is tacked on.”

― Gil Marks

“Momentum begets momentum, and the best way to start is to start.”

― Gil Penchina

“When trying to start a company, your enemy isn’t criticism, anger or insults. Your enemy is apathy.”

― Gil Penchina

“You can’t start anything and not trust nobody. You trust everybody until they do something wrong.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“You take it very seriously when you start any project, but not everything in life ends up where you think it’s going to be.”

― Giles Deacon

“After I did nine years of a television series, I didn’t want to do anything really that involved going to a set and being in front of a camera for quite a while. And when I did start to want to do things, I wanted to focus more on film.”

― Gillian Anderson

“When you start very young and you start to work, you’re going to fail. That’s how you learn.”

― Gillian Tans

“The United States and its European allies need to start viewing foreign assistance to some messy and unsavory regions of the world as investments in our collective future rather than charity; we’re paying money now so that we don’t have to pay with blood and treasure later.”

― Gillian Turner

“I’m pretty much done with mindfulness. I’m just going to start paying attention.”

― Gina Barreca

“I love disagreements. I love the democratic process. If I’m in a room where everybody agrees, I start to nod off.”

― Gina McCarthy

“Usually I can go for three or four weeks and then I start to bake cakes or make jewellery and I think, ‘hang on a minute, I’m obviously bored rigid. I need to get back out there.’”

― Gina McKee

“Couldn’t start the morning without caffeine.”

― Ginnifer Goodwin

“No matter how many shows I’ve done, as soon as they say it’s time to start, I get that nervous sensation and feel like I have to pee. So that’s where my mind is. That and making it to the end of the runway and back as fast as I can.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“A lot of us think we’re invincible… but we have to start putting ourselves on the to-do list.”

― Giuliana Rancic

“I like to start the day early, it keeps me out of trouble.”

― Glen Campbell

“Great stories start with great opening lines. ‘I’m a lineman for the county’ – what a great way to start a song.”

― Glen Campbell

“When you start a company, you become really emotionally involved in it.”

― Glenn Kelman

“Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form.”

― Gloria Steinem

“I just finished my 11th book last week, so I’m ready to start the next one.”

― Gloria Stuart

“Let’s forget a little about the 19th century and start looking at the 21st century.”

― Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada

“My philosophy is never start talking about ‘if,’ ‘and,’ ‘but’ or the past, because 90 percent of what follows will be negative.”

― Gordie Howe

“That save from Pele’s header was the best I ever made. I didn’t have any idea how famous it would become – to start with, I didn’t even realise I’d made it at all.”

― Gordon Banks

“Peer attachments are not the problem themselves. It’s when they compete with adult attachments that the problems emerge. It’s just like when siblings get attached to each other. If they start revolving around each other, then the parents can’t do anything with them because it’s a competing attachment.”

― Gordon Neufeld

“And now, I feel at 85, I really feel that I’m just ready to start.”

― Gordon Parks

“The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody’s ego, that’s it, game over.”

― Gordon Ramsay

“All of us start from zero. We take the right decision and become a hero.”

― Govinda

“Neil Amin-Smith and I met playing in classical orchestras when we were children. We are from the same area of London. We met Jack Patterson when we were studying at Cambridge University, and decided to start the band together.”

― Grace Chatto

“I think you have to be passionate about what you’re doing. It’s easier said than done, but you just have to start.”

― Grace Helbig

“I usually start with a lyric or a melody and then build a song around that.”

― Grace Potter

“If I were packing for a deserted island, I would bring sunscreen, a water purifier, something to start a fire with, my sister, and something for protection.”

― Gracie Gold

“I have to get out once a week and speak with people or I start thinking I’m the emperor of Abyssinia.”

― Graham Joyce

“All the signs were right. And when I mean all the sings were right, the only signs that we care about when we start a project of making a record is, do we have the songs – it’s that simple.”

― Graham Nash

“Part of becoming a little bit older and having the opportunities that I have, you want to start giving back to people who have been influential and helped you along the way.”

― Grant Achatz

“I had the opportunity at Duke to start doing things in the community, and it’s something I continue to do even 20 years later.”

― Grant Hill

“I don’t know if I would do this if I had to start over again.”

― Gray Davis

“We do know that we can set certain algorithms for machines to do certain things – now that may be a simple task. A factory robot that moves one object from here to there. That’s a very simple top-down solution. But when we start creating machines that learn for themselves, that is a whole new area that we’ve never been in before.”

― Gray Scott

“I typically start out almost every speech I give making some kind of joke about me being in a wheelchair.”

― Greg Abbott

“If you’re doing a job, and you secretly want to do a different job, you start to blame the job. I was blaming the teaching for that fact I wasn’t performing. I really felt I needed to follow a comedy career.”

― Greg Davies

“I concluded that I know how to start and grow software companies. The worthwhile thing I could do was create livelihoods for people.”

― Greg Gianforte

“Plastics, as a material, are very nasty, but as an alternative to, let’s say, a brick, which seems really natural, they start to look pretty good. They’re very low energy to produce, very lightweight to transport and construct. That’s why they’re so popular.”

― Greg Lynn

“Before computers, you’d start designing using shapes of cubes. Now I can start with something like a handkerchief, an object that doesn’t have strong inside and outside boundaries or much closed volume.”

― Greg Lynn

“For a lot of guys in this league, it’s confidence – once they play a year or two, they start to figure it out.”

― Greg Oden

“When I was in third grade, I would run home – literally run home from school – and if I could make it in time, I could get home and the put the TV on in time to catch the answering machine message at the start of ‘The Rockford Files.’”

― Greg Rucka

“If you look at the skeleton, the start is very important.”

― Greg Rutherford

“I always start the day with a protein shake: protein powder mixed with water, peanut butter, and yoghurt to thicken it up.”

― Greg Rutherford

“If you put me against most sprinters in the world, I reckon over a start I could get very close, if not take them.”

― Greg Rutherford

“I think sometimes we start out wanting to do things that maybe we’re not cut out for.”

― Greg Sestero

“My background did not start with the East Side; it started with Greenwich Village, which is West Side.”

― Gregory Corso

“I got a series with the WB next year. We start shooting in July. It’s going to be called Safe Harbor, and it’s an hour show. It’s a Spelling show and will follow 7th Heaven.”

― Gregory Harrison

“It takes a while to get a movie together, and they don’t start talking books until the movie is close to being finished.”

― Gregory Keyes

“I always knew it was going to be difficult when I got beyong 40, but I didn’t realise it would start at 35.”

― Greta Scacchi

“My advice to people who’ve lost their job: go back to the things that made you from the start.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“When we don’t get any treats, we feel depleted, resentful, and angry, and we feel justified in self-indulgence. We start to crave comfort – and grab that comfort wherever we can, even if it means breaking good habits.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“I start a lot of songs and throw them out because the energy is not right. It’s almost like the file becomes cursed. I have to delete it.”

― Grimes

“I have 7,000 DVDs and Blu-rays. I have thousands of books – thousands – and roughly 15,000 comic books or something like that, hundreds of books about different art movements – the symbolists, the dadaists, the Pre-Raphaelites, the impressionists – you know, that I consult before I start every movie.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“When you’re told that as a filmmaker of colour, the stories you want to tell aren’t commercial enough, then you start thinking, ‘I’m going to tell them anyway.’”

― Gurinder Chadha

“I don’t want to compromise on my singing or drop down its level to start acting.”

― Guru Randhawa

“When you get to be 23, 24 or 25, you start to freeze up and become an adult.”

― Gus Van Sant

“On my first days here I did not start work immediately but, as planned, I took it easy for a few days – flicked through books, studied Japanese art a little.”

― Gustav Klimt

“I don’t know what the outcome will be. I put a couple away for my grandkids, like that. So I don’t know, who knows? Maybe I’ll start building guitars for a living.”

― Guy Clark

“After a while, you start to realize that you should write a book you would want to read. I try to write a book I would enjoy.”

― Guy Gavriel Kay

“It doesn’t matter whether the Dow is 5000 or 50,000. If you’re an entrepreneur, there is no bad time to start a company.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“Smart, well-meaning people get it wrong when they start believing that the world owes them something and that the rules are different for them.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“I have seen many successful people fail after they start fearing they might lose what they have built.”

― Guy Laliberte

“The planet will adapt to anything. Maybe we should start to use the heart and the brain that we’ve been given to organize ourselves. Because if we keep screwing up things, we may be just passing by in the history of the planet.”

― Guy Laliberte

“If you start to catalog Hillary Clinton’s positions between now and 2008, we’re going to have a lot of conversations because there are a lot of places for her to go.”

― Gwen Ifill

“I wish more people read hard copies of the newspaper and watched the evening news from start to finish.”

― Gwen Ifill

“I don’t fight with people – like, I can barely fight with my husband because I’ll just start crying instead.”

― Gwen Stefani

“I’m really emotional. I don’t fight with people – like, I can barely fight with my husband because I’ll just start crying instead. I’ve learned not to do that.”

― Gwen Stefani

“A president can start a war under relatively specious circumstances, and once American soldiers are under fire, Americans will support the soldiers and support the president.”

― H. W. Brands

“I went to my mum at about seven or eight and said I want to start acting, but the week before, I had said I wanted to do ballet. She said if I took acting classes for a full year, she would look further into it, and that’s how it started.”

― Hailee Steinfeld

“If you want to start reading Swedish crime fiction, you have to start with Sjowall and Wahloo.”

― Hakan Nesser

“I try to keep away from being big-headed. That’s what causes people to lose the acting thing. They start being commercial, and then they stink for the rest of their lives.”

― Haley Joel Osment

“Everyone thinks when they start writing that they can’t do it. I was lucky. My sister Delia was the most important person in terms of encouraging me.”

― Hallie Ephron

“Even though I got a late start, first publishing an essay when I was 50 years old, I’ve since written eight suspense novels.”

― Hallie Ephron

“I always start the day by washing my face and moisturizing.”

― Halston Sage

“I was always told yogurt had to be sweet to appeal to Americans. But when people go to Turkey or Greece, within 15 minutes of their return, they start talking about how much they enjoyed the yogurt there.”

― Hamdi Ulukaya

“There are a lot of studies about small businesses and how they make a difference in their community and create a lot of jobs and values. So we need to focus on small businesses or entrepreneurs who want to start manufacturing or making things.”

― Hamdi Ulukaya

“Stop taking pictures and start experiencing life.”

― Hamza Yusuf

“Children International is bringing a lot of hope to families who start out with nothing. They have nothing. Then Children International comes in, puts them in school, gets them what they need.”

― Hannah Teter

“Beyond 2050 the world population may start to decrease if women across the world will have, on average, less than 2 children. But that decrease will be slow.”

― Hans Rosling

“You’re going to see this ‘Internet of things’ start demanding network performance and making the networks much more aware of what is on top of them.”

― Hans Vestberg

“When you start losing market share, it’s really tough to gain it back; you need the product portfolio and presence in many markets.”

― Hans Vestberg

“No day is similar to another, but usually mail is part of my start of the day. Our company never sleeps: we have business in 180 countries, so there are no real mornings or nights.”

― Hans Vestberg

“You have to realize I like doing big movies that appear on a big screen. So the visuals and the audio have to be of a certain quality before I start to get excited about the thing.”

― Hans Zimmer

“Every good movie I watch, the hero becomes my favourite. I start blushing every time a hero romances a heroine.”

― Hansika Motwani

“If my body can fall into the background for just a second, maybe people will start listening to what I have to say.”

― Hari Nef

“I want to start the trans mafia one day.”

― Hari Nef

“If I get too glam and polished and pretty, people are like, ‘Hari, why aren’t you speaking up about issues?’ And if I start speaking up about issues, people are like, ‘Why can’t you just be an actress?’”

― Hari Nef

“I used to do little sketches into my cassette tape recorder when I was a little boy. I would just turn it on and just start doing voices and characters. I just loved it.”

― Harland Williams

“I sort of write onstage. I’ll throw an idea out there, like Home Depot, and just start talking about it.”

― Harland Williams

“When you get down to it, wrestling is wrestling, and when you get in the ring and start performing, it’s up to you and the guy you’re in there with to do it and perform it.”

― Harley Race

“I always start a play by calling the characters A, B, and C.”

― Harold Pinter

“I think when you start analyzing trends and start making shows for a particular audience, you are making a fatal move. I think that’s why people are doing too many revivals, that’s why there’s a plethora of rock musicals. There’s room for everything, but not room for too much of anything.”

― Harold Prince

“I really only worked for about a month on ‘Meatballs.’ What happened was that Ivan Reitman figured out that studios wanted to meet everybody involved with ‘Animal House’ except the producer. So he thought he’d better start directing.”

― Harold Ramis

“It’s better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one.”

― Harold S. Geneen

“Everybody should have an equal chance – but they shouldn’t have a flying start.”

― Harold Wilson

“You’ve really got to start hitting the books because it’s no joke out here.”

― Harper Lee

“What we can do as individuals may not be very much on the global scale, but we have to start the change by living as we are teaching.”

― Harri Holkeri

“I’ve done a lot of Shakespeare over the years. You start to realise how the plays fit together; he’s always using pieces from one and slotting them into others.”

― Harriet Walter

“All I can do is my best for the team, whether that’s from the bench or if I start.”

― Harry Kane

“I get nervous when they start shooting piano players.”

― Harry Nilsson

“There’s a misconception that actors with no background don’t get any exposure from big production houses. I think people should start rethinking about it.”

― Harshvardhan Rane

“When I start to write, I don’t have any plan at all. I just wait for the story to come.”

― Haruki Murakami

“I just started the way most comics start, doing open mic shows around Sacramento and San Francisco, and eventually, I moved to L.A. After about four or five years in L.A., I got the call to join the ‘The Daily Show.’”

― Hasan Minhaj

“I’m just this kid from Toronto who got his start.”

― Hayden Christensen

“Point a light at me, and I’ll start tap dancing.”

― Heather Langenkamp

“The minute I ever start thinking about what a character would do is the minute I bring my ego into play. It’s the minute I’m putting a judgment on something.”

― Heather Matarazzo

“The Book of Mormon is in absolute harmony from start to finish with other sacred scriptures. There is not a doctrine taught in it that does not harmonize with the teachings of Jesus Christ.”

― Heber J. Grant

“It doesn’t matter about the other team, when we have the ball and push hard, we can score goals. It is up to us to start the games with that desire, that motivation, and then we can get good results.”

― Hector Bellerin

“At the beginning of the first season, you don’t have that pressure to perform at 100 per cent, because it’s always hard when you first start. But now, in the second season, people are expecting big things from you, so you can’t really disappoint them.”

― Hector Bellerin

“We should show Washington how we do it in North Dakota. I’m running to stop the over-regulating of our economy and start growing it.”

― Heidi Heitkamp

“Children are very addicting. Once they start growing up, you miss when they were little.”

― Heidi Klum

“Danger is part of my job. It’s always there, but you can’t think about it too much otherwise you start to be too slow.”

― Heikki Kovalainen

“I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing.”

― Helen Dunmore

“I had a great start in television; the first thing I did was an episode of ‘Performance’ called ‘The Entertainer’ with Michael Gambon playing Archie Rice.”

― Helen McCrory

“A perfect weekend in London has to start on Friday night, by going to the theatre, the Donmar or the National. It’s a cliche for an actor, but I enjoy going as much as possible.”

― Helen McCrory

“I don’t think kids have a problem with death. It’s us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being frightened.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“I want to live to be 120. That’s when I will start worrying about my age.”

― Helena Christensen

“That was the first time I saw a horse start from a kneeling position!”

― Henny Youngman

“If a king tries to start a war, a mother should go to him and forbid it.”

― Henri Rousseau

“It would be fair to say that the start of my life in Manchester was not perfect, but there have been many other times when I’ve had setbacks, and I have never given up.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“The Savior warns that if we start along the path and go far enough and then fail and deny Him, it would have been better if we had never begun.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“I don’t want to be in a movie with 20 minutes of dialogue and then stand around while the robots start explosions.”

― Henry Hopper

“I have no conceit as a writer; in fact, I find it very difficult to start writing about sculpture generally & my aims in particular.”

― Henry Moore

“I always start tours with a great deal of anticipation.”

― Henry Rollins

“When you start to doubt yourself the real world will eat you alive.”

― Henry Rollins

“We city dwellers, we residents of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, are for the most part urbanized to some extent. We know deadlines, start times and traffic.”

― Henry Rollins

“You’re not going to see a wholesale switch over to all 4K by 2K. It will start with one, two, three, four channels, just like high definition (HD) when it was first introduced.”

― Henry Samueli

“In the 2015 time frame, you’ll probably see more mainstream adoption of set-top box technology using UltraHD. We’ll start shipping it in 2014, but the volume will take off in probably 2015.”

― Henry Samueli

“One of the headaches of high-tech test programmes is having to debug the test arrangements before you can start debugging the things you’re trying to test.”

― Henry Spencer

“Regional developers have a clear head start in their home communities. They have been there longer and understand their market. As a result, these markets are, in fact, more competitive than those in Manila.”

― Henry Sy

“Authors are ordinary people who usually start to live apart, in the imagination, because they don’t fit in with normal, healthy people.”

― Henry Williamson

“As far as value is concerned, the principal reason that I moved to Texas from New Jersey many, many years ago was because I recognized that Texas was a much more entrepreneurial state than New Jersey, that the opportunities to start things were greater in Texas. And my vision was fortunately fulfilled.”

― Herb Kelleher

“It’s time to stop defending a system that is clearly in dire need of reform, stop issuing reports and setting up new roadblocks, and start providing Americans with prescription drugs that are both safe and affordable.”

― Herb Kohl

“When you start out, you’re not really aware. I didn’t have a sense of photographic history.”

― Herb Ritts

“Sometimes I fantasize that all my furniture has been destroyed in a cataclysm, and I have to start again with only the stationery catalogue. My entire house would become an office, which would be an overt recognition of the existing state of affairs.”

― Hilary Mantel

“If you have a debt issue or credit card issue, start dealing with it. If you have a tax issue, don’t just say, ‘I’m not going to file.’ There are ways to deal with these things, but you must communicate with your creditors, whether it’s a credit card company or tax department.”

― Hill Harper

“After giving countless hit songs, I felt saturated. I decided to do music only for my own films and music albums. And so, I decided to start my own music label.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“The weird thing about having an alligator on set is that you can’t be in the direct line of sight, or they might start charging at you.”

― Hiro Murai

“I’m not a fast writer, and I find the process of writing a first draft to be painful and frustrating. Usually, I start with a character, a premise, and some image that gives me a particular feeling.”

― Holly Black

“In many parts, I start from the outside and then it triggers things within. For ‘The Piano,’ I went, ‘I’m going to learn these piano pieces. I’m going to learn this sign language, and I’m going to do them all day every day, five days a week.’ It was a totally physical thing.”

― Holly Hunter

“I’m thrilled to start my family with a little girl! My boyfriend and I couldn’t be happier!”

― Holly Madison

“It is essential that men start being interested in and excited by how women think.”

― Holly Near

“My goal is to spread ideas. Trends always start at the top.”

― Homaro Cantu

“I start everything 25 times over.”

― Honoré Daumier

“Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.”

― Honore de Balzac

“I was a promising graduate student. I landed a position as a professor before I even started to write my dissertation. While I prepared to start my new job, I decided that I would begin by studying the brine that bleeds sideways within the rocks that underlie the inner Aegean region of Turkey.”

― Hope Jahren

“You can’t fix a bad script after you start shooting. The problems on the page only get bigger as they move to the big screen.”

― Howard Hawks

“You know you are grown sentimental when you start counting the cygnets on the duck pond in the park to be sure none has perished since you counted last.”

― Howard Jacobson

“When you start a company, it’s a singular focus. You have the wind at your back.”

― Howard Schultz

“If I had to start over, I’ll do the same thing: street clothes are the future; the client can choose two or three things and combine them as she wants.”

― Hubert de Givenchy

“Ever since I was twelve, I dreamed of being an author. I just never had the fortitude to see any of my stories through to completion. I would start a book, get a few chapters in, and grow bored or get distracted by something else.”

― Hugh Howey

“You have to eat before you train. Otherwise, that really intense training, after about 40 minutes you start to flag.”

― Hugh Jackman

“I just read an 800-page history of the Scottish Enlightenment and, honestly, I may as well just start it again now, because I cannot remember a single thing. I can barely remember where Scotland is.”

― Hugh Laurie

“One of the greatest things that could really happen to Africa is for us to get rid of the borders and for the leadership not to think that the countries belong to them… We didn’t create the borders to start with.”

― Hugh Masekela

“I just love watching ‘Andaz Apna Apna.’ Every single time, I end up laughing so much that my jaws start hurting.”

― Huma Qureshi

“If a woman comes out saying she has been abused or assaulted, we should not start finding flaws in her character or try to dig up her past for murky details.”

― Huma Qureshi

“Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn’t matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state.”

― Iain Banks

“When the days start to get shorter, I want to be in some nice brick building on the East Coast with the lights glowing in the windows. When the daylight starts changing, I want to be out West.”

― Ian Frazier

“If you start adapting to audiences, you’re really second-guessing the situation, and it becomes a bit more like cabaret.”

― Ian Gillan

“It’s not any desire on my part to start playing dads, but it’s a convention of drama. If you don’t get the parts of young people going out to nightclubs, you have to play their fathers.”

― Ian Hart

“If everyone’s ready for a shot to start, except for one actor who’s intent on getting to the bottom of their soul, it can be a bit annoying.”

― Ian Holm

“Major labels didn’t start showing up really until they smelled money, and that’s all they’re ever going to be attracted to is money-that’s the business they’re in- making money.”

― Ian MacKaye

“When children start to speak they find their own voice by imitating the sounds around them. It would follow that bands do the same. Bands will find their own voice at some point.”

― Ian MacKaye

“We’re very lucky, men, that there are these fabulous parts. Women – once you’ve done all the parts in Shakespeare, they start running out. So you can pick and choose and find something to energise you.”

― Ian Mckellen

“Blackbeard is probably the most infamous pirate who ever lived. He’s one of those characters for which most of your work is done before you start.”

― Ian McShane

“The privatization law draft was recently released and I believe that very soon we will start applying it, of course taking into consideration the provisions of UNMIK (United Nations Mission in Kosovo).”

― Ibrahim Rugova

“I think reading is important in any form. I think a person who’s trying to learn to like reading should start off reading about a topic they are interested in, or a person they are interested in.”

― Ice Cube

“When you start a business, go for the lowest hanging fruit.”

― Ice T

“When people get placed upon a pedestal – when they start chasing after that person on the pedestal – they become mannequin-like.”

― Ichiro Suzuki

“They’ll probably start working on my movie sometime… They are doing a complete movie of my life story. It will not be based on any negativity. It will be more about my life, from a kid, how I came up and why I came through.”

― Ike Turner

“We have to start a process of looking at what’s next after we complete the modernization effort.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“At one point, you start wondering if being talented in Bollywood is enough, or you need connections.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“I like to get up around 5:30 or six – that’s my favorite time of day. My family is still asleep, and the office is still closed, so I can start my day slowly.”

― Iman

“I can’t stand my legs, for a start, and you rarely see me in skirts.”

― Iman

“I’m a culture guy. I sort of know all the familiar ingredients to get something going. Once everyone starts to buy in collectively, then that culture can start being built.”

― Iman Shumpert

“I’m a big believer in ‘pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start again.’”

― Imelda May

“I start the day with either Radio 3 or Radio 4. I don’t watch any daytime television at all.”

― Imelda Staunton

“When you start to see another human being as less than you, it’s a danger.”

― Immaculee Ilibagiza

“I just love crafting and shaping sounds. Actually, many of the sounds that I work with start off as organic instruments – guitar, piano, clarinet, etc. But I do love the rigidity of electronic drums.”

― Imogen Heap

“Once I actually get in the studio and I start working, I’m fine, but it’s just getting there and these hours of torment with myself and self doubt, thinking ‘I’m useless’ and ‘Who am I, conning myself into thinking I can do it again.’”

― Imogen Heap

“The business is so international now; you’ll be working on an American film, and you’ll start chatting to someone, and it’s like: ‘Oh, you’re English, too.’”

― Imogen Poots

“It’s not like I ever sat in my room and said I was going to start a media company and become an editor in chief. It was never my dream. It was something that just happened.”

― Imran Amed

“The start of the English county season – from April to mid-May when it’s cold – is the same as South Africa because it seams and swings. After that, the ball starts spinning nicely, and that’s when I get my wickets.”

― Imran Tahir

“I don’t think I’d ever start making a film until I had both the intimacy with the subject and the distance to make it live in a certain way.”

― Ira Sachs

“I started modelling quite late, at 20. In this industry, girls start when they’re barely even 14 or 15.”

― Irina Shayk

“There are now hundreds of thousands of new engineers that are being trained in China. If people start finding themselves losing their jobs, not to the Chinese here but because China has become such a dominant force – then there could very well be a backlash.”

― Iris Chang

“Turn off the TV and start digging around for information that’s not from a corporation trying to make money.”

― Iris Dement

“Chicago, with its big newspapers and major broadcasting stations, couldn’t have been a better city to start a journalism career.”

― Irv Kupcinet

“When people start writing there is this idea that you have to get everything right first time, every sentence has to be perfect, every paragraph has to be perfect, every chapter has to be perfect, but what you’re doing is not any kind of public show, until you’re ready for it.”

― Irvine Welsh

“Filmmaking is a much more collaborative thing than literature, so you know you’re going to be working with a group of people at the start. You know it’s going to be a compromise.”

― Irvine Welsh

“Special-interest magazines are dangerous places for writers to start out in because the writing quickly falls into a routine and people are likely to find themselves artistically exhausted when they want to work on something of their own.”

― Irwin Shaw

“If I start working on something, I get a little too driven.”

― Isaac Brock

“It is a growing process. You can’t just like beer. You have to start somewhere and learn the different flavors.”

― Isaac Hanson

“In France, we have a mania for meetings that start very early and finish very late. It wastes time and creates rigidity in schedules. Everyone knows I hate long meetings.”

― Isabelle Kocher

“For me, health starts from the mind, and it really does start from the inside out.”

― Iskra Lawrence

“I love to cook. But I’m a bit rubbish. I tend to start something and then dip into a book or have a conversation and come back and everything’s burnt.”

― Isla Fisher

“After ‘Wedding Crashers’ I was just surprised as to the lack of comedic female material there is. So I had to start working and getting stuff out there for myself.”

― Isla Fisher

“Our songs, we construct them and deconstruct them so much, we kind of forget exactly what we contributed to them. They just start in a certain place, and then, all of a sudden, they finish, and OK, wow, that just happened.”

― Isom Innis

“I felt from the start that America was not likely to relinquish lightly positions established at the cost of such sacrifices, and I pressed the view that a high degree of preparation and willingness to make sacrifices would be necessary on our side, but everybody here always persists in facile optimism until the very worst actually happens.”

― Isoroku Yamamoto

“The purpose – where I start – is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it’s reuse.”

― Issey Miyake

“Although I am small, ugly and dirty, I am highly ambitious, and at the slightest flattery, I immediately start to strut like a turkey.”

― Italo Calvino

“I’m terrified of writing at night, for then I can’t sleep. So I start slowly, slowly writing in the morning and go on into the late afternoon.”

― Italo Calvino

“We got some devastating reviews on Animal House at the start.”

― Ivan Reitman

“Well, actually, I did start out in comedies. Very, very early.”

― Ivan Reitman

“When I was younger, I was more self-conscious about living up to or surpassing the expectations of others. But as you get older, you start to build confidence.”

― Ivanka Trump

“I now can be sure that, once I start writing a book, I’ll be able to finish it. I’ve also become more assured about my ‘voice’ as a writer and being able to keep the characters true to themselves.”

― J. A. Jance

“Head Start has been a key component of health, nutrition and early learning opportunities since the 1960s.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“You got to start by doing little things if your quest is to take over the world.”

― J. B. Smoove

“I’d want to start being a creative director of a specific line, like Adidas, for example. If they called me up to collaborate on something, I would do it.”

― J Balvin

“I think what Trump will be judged on by the folks that voted for him… is whether things start to get a little bit better over the next few years. And ultimately, that doesn’t depend on whether Jeff Sessions is the attorney general.”

― J. D. Vance

“You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

― J. K. Rowling

“I don’t start writing a script until I can see it all in my head, then it’s a matter of getting it down in white heat.”

― J. Michael Straczynski

“Everyone in the entertainment business gets crappy contracts when we start out, and into the middle of our careers. It’s the nature of the business.”

― J. Michael Straczynski

“Technology keeps progressing. Young people follow the curve. But as they get older, they get inertia, and they start deviating from that curve.”

― Jaan Tallinn

“Headlining can be sort of solitary – you’re sort of on your own out there, and you start to feel for a change.”

― Jack Antonoff

“Executives are waking up to realize that they can do a lot better, save money, make better decisions if they optimize and start thinking geographically and have a location strategy.”

― Jack Dangermond

“I tried to be as thorough as I can, but there is a responsibility that we all have, especially with something like AA which is dependant on anonymity. Once you start banging on about it the whole time, you are potentially damaging the whole concept of it.”

― Jack Dee

“What you need to do is get that tape measure out, and start measuring that gut. Then you start working out and you start eating properly till that gut gets down close to it was when you were in your 20’s. Then you’ll find out what your weight should be.”

― Jack LaLanne

“If you’ve got a big gut and you start doing sit-ups, you are going to get bigger because you build up the muscle. You’ve got to get rid of that fat! How do you get rid of fat? By changing your diet.”

― Jack LaLanne

“Every time there’s an election, people start to criticize China.”

― Jack Ma

“Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row, I’d start writing poems about suicide.”

― Jack Nicholson

“Once you start doing a lot, you don’t ever want to stop working. It feels weird if you’re not doing something.”

― Jack Whitehall

“They had to start shaving my chin when I was 12 years old because light started to pick it up.”

― Jackie Cooper

“I started acting when I was 5 years old. And I was pretty well known for a while. Your self-esteem and your identity start to become wrapped up in that celebrity, and when that starts to fade away, your self-esteem and your identity start to fade away with it.”

― Jackie Earle Haley

“It is important for us to be able to meet and greet the people that we serve. And if we start having police presence everywhere we go, it’s going to create a chilling effect on discourse, and it creates an incredible assault on the democratic process.”

― Jackie Speier

“We must start to prepare for a warming world in the same way that we prepare for the possibility of terrorism – by making sure our infrastructure is secure and by working to minimize threats as much as possible.”

― Jackie Speier

“We must start to treat climate change as what it is – a threat to United States security. And we must not delay.”

― Jackie Speier

“How many more school shootings do we need before we start talking about this as a social problem, and not merely a random collection of isolated incidents?”

― Jackson Katz

“I started playing guitar when I was 14 and eventually gained the confidence to start singing a little bit.”

― Jacob Whitesides

“Everybody is just at the start of this huge process of trying to unravel what’s going on with the 4,400, where they’ve been and why they’re back and what they’re trying to do with us in the present. And we’re trying to work out what messages they’re sending us.”

― Jacqueline McKenzie

“Even when early innovations start to succeed, it is not uncommon to see growing businesses sabotaged for threatening the status quo.”

― Jacqueline Novogratz

“I never know, when I start writing a story, what’s going to happen, or how it will all get sorted out.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“My palate is simpler than it used to be. A young chef adds and adds and adds to the plate. As you get older, you start to take away.”

― Jacques Pepin

“The best parties have always been at my house in Ibiza. They start with a bit of music and a barbecue by the pool.”

― Jade Jagger

“I wanted to start a proper academy and recruit juniors from all over Pakistan following my retirement after the World Open in 1993 but there was no support.”

― Jahangir Khan

“I’ve talked to a bunch of big men who told me they didn’t really start playing basketball until seventh or eighth grade. That wasn’t the situation with me.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“Whatever we do, it is definitely time that we reboot the health care reform attempt. It’s time to completely start over.”

― Jaime Herrera Beutler

“If you start the day miserable, nobody else can screw up your day.”

― Jake Roberts

“You get older, you start meeting girls, you want to impress them. And if you happen to know an instrument, what you do is turn on the radio and try to figure out how to play popular songs.”

― Jake Shimabukuro

“For directors and producers, you’re not going to get competent performers on your set if they didn’t start at a young age and understand professionalism.”

― Jaleel White

“As you get older, you start to understand you have to do what you need to do.”

― Jaleel White

“Whenever I start a book, I swear it’s going to be a short one. But then it’s, ‘Who was his grandfather? And how did he get there in the first place? And what kind of animals is he chasing?’”

― James A. Michener

“Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an employee, a student, a homemaker, a writer, it’s time to start forgetting about all the ways the world has promised you safety and comfort.”

― James Altucher

“I understand that when a player reaches his mid-thirties, and has a few injuries, people start to question how long he can last.”

― James Anderson

“I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion.”

― James Broughton

“It’s always the guys who have absolutely nothing to give that start screaming and yelling about their makeup and trailers. It’s a diversion so you don’t pay attention to them, because they stink!”

― James Caan

“It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.”

― James Cash Penney

“I want to keep doing looks and tutorials, and I’d love to eventually start my own makeup line.”

― James Charles

“I was a part of the decision-making in the Pentagon, when I was the undersecretary for intelligence, to start CYBERCOM, both as a sub-unified command and under a dual-hat arrangement. That was never intended to be permanent in any event.”

― James Clapper

“Care shouldn’t start in the emergency room.”

― James Douglas

“What I often do is just think of a completely obtuse thing to do, almost the wrong thing to do. That often works because you start a different approach, something no one has tried.”

― James Dyson

“It took the United States until 1920 to give women the franchise and another 40 or 50 years to start utilizing women’s potential. How many women of incredible potential did we fail and what achievements were lost to all because we never tapped that potential?”

― James E. Rogers

“It’s not easy. I make snap judgments, too, and I start to write people off. And then I start to remind myself of how I’m constantly asking judges not to write people off. And so then I try to resist it.”

― James Forman, Jr.

“It is inconceivable that even the gang who runs Russia would be willing to take on war, but one always has to remember that there seemed to be no reason in 1939 for Hitler to start war, and yet he did, and he started it with a world practically unprepared.”

― James Forrestal

“The new critique you’re gonna start hearing about James Franco, is ‘He’s spreading himself too thin.’”

― James Franco

“The general view is that actors start on soaps and then maybe graduate to prime-time television or film; normally you don’t see a film actor going to do a soap.”

― James Franco

“I was an English major at UCLA when I was 18, and then I left after a year to start acting. I was educating myself during that time.”

― James Franco

“I start with a mood or an idea that comes from a personal place emotionally, and the narrative concepts come much later.”

― James Gray

“If you start any large theory, such as quantum mechanics, plate tectonics, evolution, it takes about 40 years for mainstream science to come around. Gaia has been going for only 30 years or so.”

― James Lovelock

“The minute you start to strategize too much, the more you start to think you’re in control of your own fate. And you’re not, really.”

― James McAvoy

“It’s hard to live up to The Beatles. When Wings toured, they got slated. Even Dad found it hard living up to The Beatles. I started out playing under an alias because I wanted to start quietly.”

― James McCartney

“If we’re all together, we have money, and we start to organize, you’re going to see the Teamsters Union start to bloom.”

― James P. Hoffa

“I didn’t start a Celestine movement.”

― James Redfield

“If you write enough, you begin to learn to do things. But in a way, you do start from zero each time.”

― James Salter

“The desire for reinvention seems to arise most often when companies hear the siren call of synergy and start to expand beyond their core businesses.”

― James Surowiecki

“And yet 50 percent of the kids who start high school in the United States today do not finish high school.”

― James T. Walsh

“I like to start with the ordinary, and then nudge it, and then think, ‘What happens next, what happens next?’”

― James Tate

“When you don’t sleep, you start to hallucinate, and that’s not good.”

― James Tate

“I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness.”

― James Thurber

“Crazy stuff happens when you start replying to scam emails. It’s really difficult, and I highly recommend we do it.”

― James Veitch

“I didn’t start playing music really until I was 18/19, so it was a relatively new thing. I didn’t play much music in school.”

― James Vincent McMorrow

“I really want to put the emphasis on creating music. I want to cut a record. I want to start going on tour.”

― James Wolpert

“I think when you first start out, you’re writing books that are about your immediate place.”

― Jami Attenberg

“I didn’t go to graduate school, where all the important writers seemed to be getting their start. I didn’t pursue getting published in literary magazines. I didn’t even send out countless pitch letters and manuscripts to agents.”

― Jami Attenberg

“Maybe just as many women writers as male writers could be billed as the next great American writer by their publisher. Maybe book criticism sections could review an equal amount of female and male writers. Maybe Oprah could start putting some books by women authors in her book club, since most of her audience is women.”

― Jami Attenberg

“When you start a new project, you wonder whether it’s the right choice.”

― Jamie Bamber

“What’s weird is that I work with these directors and then I start channeling them. I kind of turn into them a bit – which is cool when you’re working with Clint Eastwood.”

― Jamie Bell

“When I’m working on something, if I went to an exhibition of an artist I respect, then I usually come home quite depressed and look at what I’m doing and throw it all away and start again.”

― Jamie Hewlett

“I’m probably quite practical when I’m on stage. I start off with a leather jacket, and then get too hot and take it off. I don’t think too much about it.”

― Jamie Hince

“I’ll probably do a lot of acting first, then go to singing, but I am going to definitely sing someday. So when I do start singing, buy my album!”

― Jamie Lynn Spears

“Stop being a vegan and start enjoying what you eat.”

― Jamie Oliver

“It’s just us trying to start a movement where everybody passes on a bit of cooking knowledge. We estimate that one person can potentially affect 180 others very quickly so we’re just trying to spread the word.”

― Jamie Oliver

“From a personal point of view I want some medals because that is what you aim for when you start out playing.”

― Jamie Redknapp

“I’ve been at Liverpool for eight years, and the time has come for us to start achieving.”

― Jamie Redknapp

“I start with the outcome – increasing efficiency, lowering scrap and cost – and then execute toward that.”

― Jamie S. Miller

“At Coachella, I want to start separating how I do a big festival set from how I do a club set.”

― Jamie xx

“My mentor made me say a poem over and over. ‘Stop! That’s not your voice. Start again.’ I was sobbing by the end, but it drilled into my head that my voice is important.”

― Jamila Woods

“The JCPOA is working – preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. It’s time for the Republicans to start working, too.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“And that might have led to other shows but you know what LA is like. I was in my early 30s and it wasn’t going to get easier. You know, that’s when you start to wonder if you might have to get lots of plastic surgery.”

― Jane Badler

“When you start recognising that you’re having fun, life can be delightful.”

― Jane Birkin

“My mother was right: When you’ve got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust.”

― Jane Birkin

“If you start with a good idea, you can encapsulate it in a phrase and explain it. I like high-concept films. Everyone can get hold of it. I don’t think there’s any harm in that at all.”

― Jane Campion

“If you spend too much time in L.A., you might start to lose a sense of what’s normal.”

― Jane Fallon

“It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.”

― Jane Fonda

“Always build. If you start at fever pitch, there’s nowhere to go.”

― Jane Goldman

“I tend to come up with people more than situations – most of my books start with a character.”

― Jane Haddam

“Once I got both my hips replaced, I could start working out and going Pilates, and it’s helped me be more active and youthful.”

― Jane Kaczmarek

“I do like the whole idea of going to a location to shoot a movie, and there is a start date and a finish date, and a lot of special things happen within those weeks.”

― Jane Levy

“Once you start classifying and trying to identify your own comedy style, you’ve ceased to be funny.”

― Jane Lynch

“In Chicago, actors start up companies and get together and produce things, and there’s a really rich, vibrant non-Equity theater scene out there.”

― Jane Lynch

“From the start. As early as – I felt I was in the wrong sex; I really did. I would go into my dad’s room and put on his clothes.”

― Jane Lynch

“The whole punk scene is, of course, responsible for the Go-Go’s ever getting created. Because before punk rock happened, you couldn’t start a band if you didn’t know how to play an instrument. But when punk happened it was like, ‘Oh, it doesn’t matter if you can play or not. Go ahead, make a band.’ And that’s exactly what the Go-Go’s did.”

― Jane Wiedlin

“When developing an idea, I remind myself not to start with compromise. I envision the ideal manifestation of the idea, as if I had no limits in resources, materials, or permission.”

― Janet Echelman

“When I’m plotting out a book, I use a storyboard – I’ll have maybe three lines across on the storyboard and just start working through the plot line. I always know where relationships will go and how the book is going to end.”

― Janet Evanovich

“When you first start, you just want to get a job. It goes from that to really deciding what kind of work you want to do and what kind of actor you want to be – and it only gets harder.”

― Janet Montgomery

“Little changes can start to make a difference in the world.”

― Janine di Giovanni

“I’ll say that technology will make revolutions start happening faster, but it’ll make them harder to finish. Technology can’t create leaders and cause institutions to appear.”

― Jared Cohen

“We can’t manipulate some stars while maintaining other stars as controls; we can’t start and stop ice ages, and we can’t experiment with designing and evolving dinosaurs.”

― Jared Diamond

“AIDS and malaria and TB are national security issues. A worldwide program to get a start on dealing with these issues would cost about $25 billion… It’s, what, a few months in Iraq.”

― Jared Diamond

“I thought if I went somewhere where I didn’t know anybody and they didn’t know me I could start all over again.”

― Jared Harris

“It’s a question of finding the right thing, if I’m going to be an actor… if I have to get up eight times a week for a number of months, I want to be excited and challenged from the day I start to the day I leave.”

― Jason Alexander

“That’s kind of the fun part about acting. We do get the right to kind of get from A to Z any way we want, as long as we start at A and end at Z.”

― Jason Bateman

“Today you can start a blog, build an audience, and give the advertising slots to AdBrite or Google AdSense.”

― Jason Calacanis

“I think the American public wants to see a change. They want a fresh start.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“You tell people that the NFL is a nonprofit entity, and they just start laughing and giggling. But it’s not fair.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“I’m trying to unify us internally so that we can – instead of firing on each other – fire on the Democrats and communicate a message and start talking about issues.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“With acting, you do want to get every job, and you’re trying to get every audition, but then you reach a certain stage where you start to kind of gravitate toward the stories and the people that have a similar heartbeat.”

― Jason Clarke

“I would love to start a cancer organization.”

― Jason Derulo

“We’ve got to start making people uncomfortable in themselves and not being comfortable being racist or homophobic or any of that. We’ve got to cut that out from the inside.”

― Jason Mitchell

“I’m kind of ADD in that sense where if I start liking something, I’ll just learn it to the absolute max.”

― Jason Momoa

“Songs always get better after you start playing them live.”

― Jason Mraz

“Filmmaking is finding a piece of granite and you start to chip away and then you have the shape of a head, the shape of the arm, you can see the shape of the face and the face starts to gather character. You have to find it.”

― Jason Reitman

“I feel like sometimes people on television shows can start taking things for granted, or they don’t want to be here or something like that.”

― Jason Ritter

“I think at a certain point actors need to start taking responsibility for the kinds of stories they want to tell.”

― Jason Ritter

“Kickstarter can get customers invested, both literally and figuratively, in a game before it is released. With nothing but an idea, a bit of video and a few screenshots, a developer can start building a loyal fan base.”

― Jason Schreier

“You start at SNL when you’re young and hungry, but I don’t want my pro years to be my SNL years.”

― Jason Sudeikis

“It’s definitely more important to finish games than start games.”

― JaVale McGee

“When I decided I wanted to become an author, I never thought something I wrote would be used as a way to start conversations that are otherwise difficult to begin.”

― Jay Asher

“My own grandparents came to the United States as immigrants in 1912, and they lived for some years in Italian ghettos in New York. Most immigrant groups start in ghettos somewhere, and many of them never get out.”

― Jay Parini

“I really don’t think records should be made in the manner where you sit and write, and when you’re finished writing, you start recording. That just seems conventional and old-fashioned to me.”

― Jay Reatard

“I’ve always been an entrepreneur. I start businesses for a living.”

― Jay S. Walker

“Big ideas developed in a vacuum are doomed from the start. Feedback is the essential tool for building and growing a successful company.”

― Jay Samit

“Trust me, I did not set out to establish three pen names and, for the record, I do not recommend it as a career strategy. The idea back at the start was that I would stick with the name that proved most successful.”

― Jayne Ann Krentz

“There’s no better way to start your career than by playing probably the best guy in the league.”

― Jayson Tatum

“The Single Mothers Program is something I would love to start if I’m fortunate enough to make it to the NBA and things like that.”

― Jayson Tatum

“When I get bored, I’ll zone out, and I’ll just sit in front of my computer and start writing any random song that comes to mind.”

― JC Chasez

“Where wealth is concerned, individuals aren’t stuck in little boxes. You don’t start out wealthy, stay wealthy, and end wealthy.”

― Jean Chatzky

“The wealthy are confident in their abilities to overcome bad situations – on the job, in their personal lives, with their finances. Many have triumphed over dismal financial starts. And, unlike most of the population that hops from job to job, career to career, the wealthy are much more likely to stick with what they start.”

― Jean Chatzky

“When you’re setting up a budget, a general rule is to start with your fixed expenses – your housing and insurance payments, and car payment, if you own one.”

― Jean Chatzky

“Do you have an emergency fund? If not, build one – aim for three months of expenses to start, then boost it to six. It will ease your anxiety and get you out of a potential jam.”

― Jean Chatzky

“I have a perfect life where I read; I go out into the wilderness and camp. I meet scientists and learn about their studies of wild animals, and then I come home… and start creating the world I have seen.”

― Jean Craighead George

“I love Sunday lunches with the family that start at 1 P.M. and finish at 5 P.M.”

― Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“Did I become a theater person right then, sitting in the Imperial Theater, waiting for the high piccolo note at the start of ‘Pippin’? Maybe.”

― Jean Hanff Korelitz

“We have within us, from the start, that which will distinguish us from the vulgar herd.”

― Jean Henri Fabre

“Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.”

― Jean Kerr

“I start a picture and I finish it.”

― Jean-Michel Basquiat

“I start each collection thinking how I can refresh my classics.”

― Jean Paul Gaultier

“Characters who are on screen from start to finish are not necessarily the ones who have the greatest impact.”

― Jeanne Moreau

“Two kids in their dorm room can’t start anything important in space today. That’s why I want to take the assets I have from Amazon and translate that into the heavy-lifting infrastructure that will allow the next generation to have dynamic entrepreneurialism in space, to build that transportation network.”

― Jeff Bezos

“I went to Walter Reed hospital a couple of times to visit wounded soldiers, kids with no legs and one arm. You start to question some things.”

― Jeff Daniels

“Whether we start with a provisional status and legal permanent residence… or we set up some other way to assimilate legally, you can’t ever put in something that says, ‘You can never become a citizen.’ That’s un-American.”

― Jeff Denham

“If the president wanted to fix our broken immigration system, he could start by securing the border and enforcing the laws already passed by Congress.”

― Jeff Duncan

“You want stability in the world, you have to start with values.”

― Jeff Fortenberry

“We need to stop this overspending. We need to start turning this battleship in the right direction. And we all have to share in the sacrifice.”

― Jeff Fortenberry

“Once we start deliberately messing with the climate systems, we could inadvertently shift rainfall patterns (climate models have shown that rainfall in the Amazon might be particularly vulnerable), causing collapse of ecosystems, drought, famine, and more.”

― Jeff Goodell

“In middle school, I started to draw, and my pencil sketches were huge. They were these 4ft by 3ft drawings, and I got a lot of attention for that, so that was very validating. But I didn’t start cartooning until I was in college.”

― Jeff Kinney

“There’s been Hollywood interest in a lot of the stuff that I’ve done, but Descender’s felt different right from the start for whatever reason. I don’t know if that’s because a lot of my other stuff’s a little more idiosyncratic, and ‘Descender’ has a bit more of a high concept to it.”

― Jeff Lemire

“I try to find nice chord changes, that’s how I love to start, and then I start trying to knock it into a song, knock it into shape.”

― Jeff Lynne

“The songs sort of come out spontaneously and it’ll take me awhile to figure out what exactly is happening lyrically, what kind of story I’m telling. Then I start building little bridges – word bridges – to make everything go from one point to the next point to the next point until it reaches the end.”

― Jeff Mangum

“I’ve been really lucky when it comes to casting kids, and I don’t particularly like child actors. Too often, they just show up, and they’ve had whatever real innocence that’s in a child just beaten out of them. They start to perform for you, and you can just see it coming. It’s no good.”

― Jeff Nichols

“There are no subtleties in a war zone. I think that’s why comedy does so well there. It goes right for the gut. So those punch lines start penetrating the bullet-proof vests.”

― Jeff Ross

“You start comparing people, and ultimately, somebody feels diminished.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“Some actors start with the right shoes. I start with the right hats.”

― Jefferson Mays

“The last decade has been a little rough, so I’m hoping to start this one on the right foot.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“I spend most of every day writing. I like to write every day if I can. I don’t start extremely early.”

― Jeffrey Eugenides

“I was notified on July 17 to be ready to start August 7 for an October air date. When we reached the screen we did not have a single segment ready. It was done so fast the writers never got a chance to know what it was all about.”

― Jeffrey Hunter

“You notice it with any organization that’s had a lot of success: you will start to reach thinking, ‘That’s the player, that’s the method, that’s the mechanism, that’s the coach, that’s the thing that’s going to put us over the top.’”

― Jeffrey Lurie

“Let’s start fresh with Russia on some real help and some real reform.”

― Jeffrey Sachs

“One of the main things I know about O.J. Simpson is that he is a compulsive talker. So if I were to ask him one question, I would get 45 minutes on the history of the case. It would be irrelevant what I would ask him – he would just start talking.”

― Jeffrey Toobin

“Once you get involved with bloodsport litigation, you can not only get drunk on your own greed but start to believe your own lies.”

― Jello Biafra

“I didn’t really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco.”

― Jello Biafra

“Let me start by saying, I’m utterly disgusted with the former members of the Dead Kennedys.”

― Jello Biafra

“The good news is that you have everything you need to lift yourself off the couch to start kicking butt. You just have to decide that you’re going to do it, not that you’re too lazy to.”

― Jen Sincero

“My career did start in the Spanish language industry, and that’s probably because my father is my manager. He pushed my career in the direction he knew best.”

― Jencarlos Canela

“You never know when you start a project just how good it can be.”

― Jenifer Lewis

“You’re not going to get off the couch and be at some amazing fast pace or burn crazy amounts of calories, but you have to start somewhere… Eventually, you’ll get there.”

― Jennie Finch

“Certainly from the rehearsal process with Elizabeth I think it was very clear. Well let me start again. We were initially supposed to be more combative.”

― Jennifer Beals

“You can start imagining all kinds of things characters would feel, but you have to have a sense of whether those imaginings might be right.”

― Jennifer Egan

“When I had my first child, I didn’t write for a year, and I felt when I tried to start again I might actually not be able to do it anymore. I really could not do it well, and I felt out of sorts with it.”

― Jennifer Egan

“I didn’t start singing with my eyes open until I was 19 – that’s how shy I was!”

― Jennifer Hudson

“Being an artist doesn’t start because you’re 21, and it doesn’t end because you’re 51. You are who you are until the day you die.”

― Jennifer Lopez

“If you start with the premise that whatever you want to be is going to happen, it changes the way you think about it.”

― Jennifer Palmieri

“The most joyful part of writing, for me, is when I am 90% there, and suddenly the story clicks into place, and things finally start to make sense.”

― Jenny Han

“It’s funny how a song can start in your mind, and then when it goes through all the filters, it ends up in a totally different spot.”

― Jenny Lewis

“I don’t have any horror stories of trying to start as a comedian and eating it constantly on stage.”

― Jenny Slate

“You are not waiting for your life to start. It’s going on right now.”

― Jenny Slate

“I start writing songs first as an entertainer, and I like funny stories that wrap up with dignity.”

― Jens Lekman

“If it was up to me, every show would start at midnight, and I’d give people the best of me.”

― Jeremih

“Since the new film has been out, I’m doing quite a lot but then in July I will start doing things at home. I have to fix the house up, see the grandchildren and such.”

― Jeremy Bulloch

“I’m one of those pianists who tends to ignore every existing recording and lots of traditions about playing pieces when I start.”

― Jeremy Denk

“I looked at the circus, and I looked at the carnival, at the fun fair. But I looked at sleeping accommodations and decided I was too middle class to put up with that! So then I joined the theater and found I could choose my own bedroom. I loved the atmosphere. I loved that we worked till midnight and didn’t start till ten.”

― Jeremy Irons

“I went to Paris to learn and absorb some of the amazing ambience I was enamored with growing up in Kansas City. I didn’t go there to start my own collection. But I never could get an internship, so finally, I was left with just doing my own show.”

― Jeremy Scott

“When Jackie Kennedy wanted to wear her favourite European designers, she was told no. She had to start working with brands like Adolfo, who had to create Chanel knock-offs because that’s what she wanted to wear.”

― Jeremy Scott

“I’m a ’90s kid. I can’t wait until the day when more people start appreciating the ’90s.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“It’s much easier for a middle class Indian entrepreneur to start up a computer company than it is for an Indian company to build roads and transportation systems suitable for a population that is getting wealthier and demanding more basic services.”

― Jerry A. Webman

“In the prequel we’re going to tell about the characters before Left Behind, and the book would end with the rapture instead of start with the rapture like the first one did.”

― Jerry B. Jenkins

“I think people are getting bored of parties, and hosts are terrified nobody’s going to show up. So they have to start entertaining them before the party even starts.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“My grandmother would start making her meat sauce at 7 in the morning on Sunday, and within five or six hours, that smell would be all through the house.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“I don’t think religious groups should be allowed to apply for federal funds to start new ministries they have not been doing before the funding was available.”

― Jerry Falwell

“The alternate media are becoming important and viable alternatives to playing live. Records, videos, that kind of thing. They’re going to start to count for something. Because there’s only a limited amount of us-time available to us.”

― Jerry Garcia

“My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away.”

― Jerry Harrison

“When I get an idea, I start to write like I was electrically motivated.”

― Jerry Lewis

“With kangaroos, you say ‘Sit!’ and they start boxing with you. They’re nuts!”

― Jerry O’Connell

“It’s time to start really writing some stuff, and I really wanted to write some stuff in the vein of the original Misfits, and this was really the first step in that direction.”

― Jerry Only

“Now I take the summer off, relax, and I know that at the end of July we’re gonna start another season.”

― Jerry Orbach

“I like something about George W. Bush. A lot. After spending more than a decade having almost physiological-chemical reactions anytime I saw him, getting the heebie-jeebies whenever he spoke – after being sure from the start that he was a Gremlin on the wing of America – I really like the paintings of George W. Bush.”

― Jerry Saltz

“Once you start doing only what you’ve already proven you can do, you’re on the road to death.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“I didn’t start really focusing on writing until I was 24.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“My poems… the ones that start out as jokes become these big ponderous things and the ones that start out ponderous devolve into jokes.”

― Jess Walter

“If you haven’t done something yet, and you want to do it, start now!”

― Jesse Itzler

“I take a freezing cold shower to start every day, and when I can’t take it any more, I count 20 Mississippi’s. Then I literally walk out of the shower and say, ‘Let’s go.’”

― Jesse Itzler

“All writers start out mimicking other writers. I’ve never relinquished that. I have a good ear for speech and writing patterns.”

― Jesse Kellerman

“We want to start a ‘Flash’ band. Everyone can play an instrument and sing.”

― Jesse L. Martin

“You’re always disappointed not to start for your country, but that’s the gaffer’s decision.”

― Jesse Lingard

“I start nearly every day with a workout.”

― Jesse Metcalfe

“Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it.”

― Jesse Owens

“I didn’t really start doing stuff until I was 8 or so, but I was an extra in a bunch of different movies, and I just really took to it and really enjoyed it. I kind of bugged my parents to give L.A. a shot, and they were just super-supportive.”

― Jesse Plemons

“I’d like to start writing scripts. I think I’d probably be inclined to write a very dark comedy or a tragic romance. As a kid, I used to write really dark stuff.”

― Jessica Biel

“When you take away healthcare from women, you’re keeping women out of the workforce because you’re eliminating their choice of when to start a family.”

― Jessica Chastain

“From the start, ProFounder was created to make sure anyone could be empowered to pursue their dreams through entrepreneurship.”

― Jessica Jackley

“Photography was a blessing because it filled my time. If I had to start over, I’d pursue photography – probably to the exclusion of acting.”

― Jessica Lange

“If I had to start over, I’d pursue photography – probably to the exclusion of acting.”

― Jessica Lange

“Before I pass, I want to start an orphanage and name it after my mother. She worked with kids all her life.”

― Jessie Reyez

“As far long-term aspirations, other than acting, I do want to direct a little bit. I want to get on the production side and eventually start a production company and maybe make some projects of my own.”

― Jessie Usher

“Like every player, I want to start more matches rather than be used as a substitute.”

― Jesus Navas

“At the start of every game, you are focussed on the game you are playing, so you don’t look back at previous games.”

― Jesus Navas

“Like every player, I want to start more matches.”

― Jesus Navas

“I think each time you start a story or novel or whatever, you are absolutely at the bottom of the ladder all over again. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done before.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“I love foods that start in my cheeks and then vibrate up.”

― Jill Scott

“Back in my mid-20s I was told I’d never be able to have children as I wasn’t having periods. Doctors tried to start up my monthly cycles, but when nothing worked, they actually offered me a hysterectomy. Without it, they said I might get ovarian cancer in the future. I chose not to have the operation, and am so glad I didn’t.”

― Jill Scott

“There’s something really magical about having a child – it’s like permission to begin again, start over, reevaluate some things, check yourself. Recognize yourself.”

― Jill Scott

“Guys, there’s only one thing I hate more than bloggers who start sentences with ‘guys’ – and it’s those mealy-mouth hipsters who crochet codpieces and their ye-olde-sideburned friends who pickle stuff and slaughter their own gluten-free goats.”

― Jill Soloway

“I studied structured improv, where you start from one position and see where it takes you. I like spontaneity. If you set yourself up to do the same thing every night, you may not connect as well to a different audience.”

― Jillian Hervey

“I live at home and, if I want to start work at 11 o’clock, I can.”

― Jilly Cooper

“It’s fatal to talk about acting. It sounds faintly ridiculous if you start analysing it.”

― Jim Broadbent

“When a young writer comes up to me with an ambitious idea for a 20-book series, I usually tell him to maybe try something smaller to start off with.”

― Jim Butcher

“In scoring, I usually start with a sound or group of sounds, searching out what feels right.”

― Jim Coleman

“It’s not just that families can’t buy a home or start a business without some savings tucked away.”

― Jim Cooper

“I think all of us who kind of live within the sport recognize that Davis Cup certainly could be a little more visible if perhaps there were some adjustments made to it, and it was made a little bit more easy to understand for the fans, if there’s a little bit more of a start and finish line.”

― Jim Courier

“Storytelling enables us to play out decisions before we make them, to plan routes before we take them, to work out the campaign before we start the war, to rehearse the phrases we’re going to use to please or placate our wives and husbands.”

― Jim Crace

“It’s a little like casting out hundreds of fishing lines into the audience. You start getting little bites, then more, then you hook a few, then more. Then you can start reeling them in and that’s a loveliest feeling – the whole audience laughing with you.”

― Jim Dale

“Usually I commit to something in my head and then I start drawing.”

― Jim Davis

“As we start to get a little bit older, boy, keep your house in order. That’s the key thing. It’s not about the thrills anymore. It’s about contentment, about having some serenity.”

― Jim Irsay

“Live music is proof that there’s some things the Internet can’t kill. In our lifetime, we’re going to see more and more things start to disappear and get gobbled up by the Internet, but live music won’t be one of them.”

― Jim James

“Preservation Hall is the sound of joy. When they start playing, people start moving.”

― Jim James

“I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films – although I think they do have plots – but the plot is not of primary importance to me, the characters are.”

― Jim Jarmusch

“I certainly wouldn’t buy a DVD series of a hit show and start at Season 7. I would want to go back and start from the beginning.”

― Jim Lee

“We all recognize that the Mid-east is dissolving into crises, and we know terrorism did not start with 9-11.”

― Jim Mattis

“I met some fans who said, ‘Please start Twittering!’ They even walked me through it, but I’m terrible at it. I’m so bad at keeping it up. I forget how to use it. And I’m not very savvy: I try to send a private message, and it goes out to everybody.”

― Jim Parrack

“With Saturday morning cartoons, you’ve got to start at 6 A.M., right?”

― Jim Rash

“You finish a project and start looking for something that might interest you. A lot of the films I’ve made are a reaction to something I’ve done right before.”

― Jim Sturgess

“Being in the D-League, I might be able to get into a rhythm and start shooting the ball well and get some confidence and get some reps.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“Once you get out there and start playing basketball, whether the NBA or college or whatever arena you are playing in or who you are playing in front of, the juices start going, and you want to just go out there and play to the best of your abilities.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“There is no other way to start the season than to win the Daytona 500.”

― Jimmie Johnson

“I always said that I wouldn’t use a teleprompter, and if I start to sing real flat, I’ll hang it up.”

― Jimmy Buffett

“I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced, so I began, in earnest, to start my musical career again. Going for the big record deal and all of that.”

― Jimmy Carl Black

“I don’t give people time to start talking junk, because I say something to them first.”

― Jimmy Graham

“I wouldn’t have launched ‘Sharp Daily’ without smartphones. Frankly, there’s no reason for me to start another newspaper – it’s a dying industry. But the smartphone is changing everything.”

― Jimmy Lai

“The instruments that bleed into each other are what creates the ambience. Once you start cleaning everything up, you lose it. You lose that sort of halo that bleeding creates. Then if you eliminate the halo, you have to go back and put in some artificial reverb, which is never as good.”

― Jimmy Page

“I’m a good putter. Like good shooters, just keep shooting. I’m just going to keep putting, and they’re going to start going in.”

― Jimmy Walker

“Normally I start with a plot, and write a synopsis, and the ideas come from the construction.”

― Jo Nesbo

“The minute you start putting words on paper you’re eliminating possibilities.”

― Joan Didion

“When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something… but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, that is when we join the fashionable madmen.”

― Joan Didion

“Once I get over maybe a hundred pages, I won’t go back to page one, but I might go back to page fifty-five, or twenty, even. But then every once in a while I feel the need to go to page one again and start rewriting.”

― Joan Didion

“It took me a couple of years after I got out of Berkeley before I dared to start writing. That academic mind-set – which was kind of shallow in my case anyway – had begun to fade.”

― Joan Didion

“I have never started a novel – I mean except the first, when I was starting a novel just to start a novel – I’ve never written one without rereading Victory. It opens up the possibilities of a novel. It makes it seem worth doing.”

― Joan Didion

“I have severe osteoporosis. Your bones start to collapse.”

― Joan Kirner

“I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.”

― Joan Rivers

“When we really start searching for the truth in stories, we can find it everywhere, not just in sincere confessions but in the deliberate lies and imagined possibilities, the magic and fantasy, and all the other unreal elements that go into the concoction of identity.”

― Joanna Scott

“I’m vomiting days before I start shooting a new movie.”

― Joaquin Phoenix

“I do suspect we are going to get signs of life elsewhere, but how well prepared are we for this? Have we thought how we will approach them? We need to start thinking about that.”

― Jocelyn Bell Burnell

“I call upon governments to start supporting companies to use more sustainable materials in their products instead of continuing with antiquated incentives, such as import duties on synthetic materials that are in principle much higher compared with those placed on leather goods regardless of the environmental footprint.”

― Jochen Zeitz

“Fashion is a logical place to start to raise awareness for sustainable causes.”

― Jochen Zeitz

“I’d always wanted to do costume drama, but period dramas often become very wooden. Just because they’re born in the 1400s, all of a sudden people start losing their sense of humour or their personalities.”

― Jodie Comer

“Since the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement, CODEPINK activists have joined the frontlines of the non-violent Occupy movement across the country.”

― Jodie Evans

“Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to need special education, repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence.”

― Joe Baca

“The goal of the Head Start program is to give at-risk children all across our Nation a fair chance at succeeding in the educational system.”

― Joe Baca

“Head Start is especially important to Latino children. Latino children make up more than one-third, 34 percent, of all those eligible for the program.”

― Joe Baca

“If we start – premise that the information is mine, and we give the individual’s rights, we worry about what happens during a breach. If you try to protect access to it, as opposed to not even making it available, you have less to worry about who will break the wall.”

― Joe Barton

“In some European theaters, it’s still not uncommon to have a late start and three LONG intermissions, because people actually eat and drink and converse during the intermissions.”

― Joe Bob Briggs

“If I’m soloing, I usually try to start with a theme, which will often stem from the blues.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“I don’t really do scales… I mean, I play parts of them, but then I bail and start playing parts of other things. The term ‘scale’ feels very scripted to me because I’m an improv player.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“A lot of times, it’s nice to open, because the heat’s off you. You just go out and blast your set and say to whoever’s going to finish, ‘There you go.’ Even though when you first start, people are drifting in, and that’s kind of a bit disconcerting.”

― Joe Cocker

“It is always exciting to receive the scripts before we start on a new series.”

― Joe Cole

“We do believe in an inside-out culture. If we hold our hosts and guests to an expectation of acceptance and belonging, it has to start within our company. Otherwise, how on earth do we have the credibility to hold them accountable if we’re not doing it to ourselves?”

― Joe Gebbia

“We started Airbnb because, like many across the U.S. and in New York, we were struggling to pay our rent and decided to open up our living room to fellow artists coming to town for a design conference. Sharing our apartment allowed us to stay in our home and start our company.”

― Joe Gebbia

“It’s brilliant having loads of girls running after you. It’s also a shock when you realise just how much attention you’re getting. Eventually, you start to think, ‘I’d rather settle down and be normal.’”

― Joe Gilgun

“I think it’s a natural progression: a lot of centre-backs start wide when they’re young and move inside.”

― Joe Gomez

“I came to political consciousness with John F. Kennedy’s magnificent 1961 Inaugural Address. It seemed the start of something fresh and exciting, and it was.”

― Joe Klein

“I want each and every West Virginian to have bragging rights. I want to stop playing defense and start playing offense. So, together, let us grab the reins of history.”

― Joe Manchin

“Always be prepared to start.”

― Joe Montana

“Work is a prayer, and I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creator.”

― Joe Murray

“My wife always tells people, ‘He’s not going to be able run to for anything because I’m not going to let him start a campaign.’”

― Joe Scarborough

“We’ve got to decide, how much replay do we want? Because if you start doing it from the first inning to the ninth inning, you may have to time the game with a calendar.”

― Joe Torre

“I really did start a whole way of thinking about musical theater.”

― Joel Grey

“I’m a physical actor in that I start with a physical sketch of the character. I find it easier to find inspiration from the outside in. If I find the character’s tensions and the way he carries himself or looks, that’s going to affect how I talk. So that’s how I start to create that person.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“I think I’m a boxer, but then when I get hurt, I’ll start scrapping.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“You can only start a boyband if you kill one of the ones already out there.”

― Joel Madden

“Instead of going out and shooting people, why don’t you go start a band.”

― Joel Madden

“I think how you start the day many times determines what kind of day you’re going to have.”

― Joel Osteen

“Why don’t you start believing that no matter what you have or haven’t done, that your best days are still out in front of you.”

― Joel Osteen

“As soon as I get bored, I start missing the kids, so I don’t let myself get bored. I just go surfing.”

― Joel Parkinson

“The linear, single species idea of farming is an assault on ecological function. Something’s going to break down in that system – anything from soil structure, in economics… but where to start is with true ecological function.”

― Joel Salatin

“Land degradation did not start with chemical agriculture. But chemical agriculture offered new tools for annihilation.”

― Joel Salatin

“The digital print is becoming the look of our time, and it makes the C-print start to look like a tintype.”

― Joel Sternfeld

“When Dee Dee would start singing, he would stop playing the guitar, because he couldn’t sing and play at the same time.”

― Joey Ramone

“Speed is often confused with insight. When I start running earlier than the others, I appear faster.”

― Johan Cruyff

“Music has to be treated in the same way as set design, casting, or choice of location – it has to start at the same time.”

― Johann Johannsson

“Social injustice is what puts Scotland at its greatest disadvantage, and restoring the 50p tax rate will start to fight that.”

― Johann Lamont

“I don’t want to start producing dressing gowns and cuff links with the Purdey name stamped on them. Making Purdey the leading gunmaker is our priority. Once we have succeeded in doing that, then we might look at some accessories, but it is a long haul.”

― Johann Rupert

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If you start to think of your physical and moral condition, you usually find that you are sick.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Why go somewhere else and start up all over again?”

― John Baldacci

“I have this fantasy. I’m walking past a bookshop and I click my fingers and all my books go blank. So I can start again and get it right.”

― John Banville

“WordPress makes it drop-dead easy to start a site. Take my advice and go do it.”

― John Battelle

“With fiction, I tend to get to my desk and start writing. Poetry I write in my head, often while walking, so that my poems have an organic quality, hopefully.”

― John Burnside

“I would consider directing. I think directing myself would be tough, but I’m definitely interested in directing. I might start off directing a play before I move to a film.”

― John C. Reilly

“Let’s not have a postseason tournament. Let’s have a preseason tournament where you’re guaranteed three games: we go somewhere, and all the fans come in, and we celebrate our league. We’ll have great games to start the year, and we’ll do it prior to the year.”

― John Calipari

“As the years passed, and I was nine, 10, 11 years old, it became obvious I was going to start up a business of some sort.”

― John Caudwell

“One of the really fascinating areas is marketplaces that take advantage of mobile devices. Ridesharing is the obvious example, but that’s just the start of it, of selling goods and services with lightweight mobile apps.”

― John Collison

“I write in expectation that readers want to participate in a kind of two-sided game: They are trying to guess what I am up to – what the story’s up to – and I’m giving them clues and matter to keep them interested without giving everything away at the start. Even the rules, if any, of the game are for the reader to discover.”

― John Crowley

“Can we call the essay its own genre if it’s so promiscuously versatile? Can we call any genre a ‘genre’ if, when we read it from different angles and under different shades of light, the differences between it and something else start becoming indistinguishable?”

― John D’Agata

“Once you start talking to people, you find out there’s a lot more wrestling fans than you think there are.”

― John Darnielle

“When you start out without a record nobody knows you, but if you have a record it’s a lot easier.”

― John Deacon

“We have to start grounding our policies in facts and recognize that a strong economy is critical for funding progressive priorities.”

― John Delaney

“There’s a lot of new subject matter to learn. You start slowly peeling the onion and start figuring out how the policy and the politics intersect.”

― John Delaney

“You get guys around a campfire, and they start telling their stories. That’s the fellowship that they want to be in.”

― John Eldredge

“I’m very pleased with the job President Bush is doing and he’s off to a terrific start.”

― John Engler

“Republican secretaries of state from Kissinger to Baker, Powell to Rice, President Bush, 71 United States Senators all supported President Obama’s new START treaty, but not Mitt Romney.”

― John F. Kerry

“Republicans must stop putting tax increases on the fiscal cliff negotiating table and start demanding that Democrats put forth serious proposals to reduce spending.”

― John Fleming

“I feel like I’d like to continue putting out records and start putting them out more rapidly than I have until now and for me if I can keep selling the records to the fans that already like me that’s fine.”

― John Frusciante

“I hate to go on TV. I will start stammering.”

― John Gregory Dunne

“Writing was not a childhood dream of mine. I do not recall longing to write as a student. I wasn’t sure how to start.”

― John Grisham

“My name became a brand, and I’d love to say that was the plan from the start. But the only plan was to keep writing books. And I’ve stuck to that ever since.”

― John Grisham

“Right from the start, I loved the works of Mark Twain. Every time I read about Tom Sawyer, I’d go out and do something low-level naughty, just like him.”

― John Grisham

“My clients were always poor folks, working folks, people who were in trouble and couldn’t afford to pay a whole lot. I found it very difficult to say no to somebody who needed help, so most of my work turned out to be pro bono. It didn’t start out that way, but it turned out that way because I never got paid.”

― John Grisham

“I like to start with the first chapter, end with chapter 40. No flashbacks, nothing fancy, just a direct storytelling.”

― John Grisham

“This music that was supposed to only come from tapes like in any restaurant. Something would happened. One bird will start to do a little jazz thing, and another bird will start to answer.”

― John Hench

“If we want to close the achievement gap, build a well-educated workforce and responsible citizenry, we must start with our youngest children.”

― John Hickenlooper

“Wildfires are a result of temperature conditions, of soil moisture conditions; and, of course, something has to start it.”

― John Holdren

“If I’m on a roll, and I finish a script at 3:00, I’ll start another at 3:02.”

― John Hughes

“I was grateful for the opportunity to make a difference. The political violence really started in 1970-1971. The political difficulties start a little bit beyond that.”

― John Hume

“There’s a lot of ignorance about how long it takes to write a novel. There’s a lot of ignorance about how long a novel is in your head before you start to write it.”

― John Irving

“I think better of our behaviour as individuals than I do when we see ourselves as members of a group. It’s when people start forming groups that we have to watch our backs.”

― John Irving

“Everyone wants to start the year off well.”

― John Isner

“The initial research will be very indiscriminate. I do a lot of reading, buy a stack of books and read and digest them, and then I start doing phone interviews and archival research and then the travelling.”

― John Jeremiah Sullivan

“When you start forcing things, that’s when you get hurt.”

― John John Florence

“That’s such a common saying: Just be present, live in the moment. But there’s actually really something to it when you really start to learn it.”

― John John Florence

“It’s definitely an issue if the actor has passed away without stating any intention or desire about how his or her likeness should be dealt with. Then it falls to their estate. That’s a problem that will start solving itself. Now the technology exists, and actors are aware of this and can make their wishes known.”

― John Knoll

“I want to start a Dunkin’ Donuts in Los Angeles. I already have the perfect location picked out. It would be the old Tower Records buildings on Sunset.”

― John Krasinski

“Every Pixar film, when we start developing the story, it takes about four years to make one of our films.”

― John Lasseter

“I like dropping into a small club and playing with some people, trying to help them get a start.”

― John Lee Hooker

“Anytime a culture is in economic stress, ugly things start happening.”

― John Lithgow

“I like to rehearse and rehearse and have everything exactly calculated before we start shooting – probably to a fault.”

― John Lithgow

“The thing early on that you think is ‘wrong’ with you, that makes you not fit in with everyone else, becomes the key to your career as an actor. Start embracing it.”

― John Lloyd Young

“When we start a new store, we make sure that we transfer enough starter culture from other stores that are already Whole Fooders, who’ve already incorporated our values and our culture within themselves into the… into the store.”

― John Mackey

“That’s how I learned how to act. I learned by doing it. I didn’t start acting until I was 37.”

― John Mahoney

“Once you start collecting records you learn more and more about jazz and blues.”

― John Mayall

“When you’re just open but not honest, then you start free-associating garbage.”

― John Mayer

“We know that Medicare’s going broke in seven years, but we need to start over. That’s what the American people want us to do.”

― John McCain

“The team that gets off to a good start wins pennants.”

― John McGraw

“The moment you start to talk about playing music, you destroy music. It cannot be talked about. It can only be played, enjoyed and listened to.”

― John McLaughlin

“When you live in hysteria, people start thinking emotionally.”

― John Mellencamp

“I thought I knew a lot about music. Then you start digging and the deeper you go, the more there is.”

― John Mellencamp

“The history of trying to start a daily where there already is one is that it has never worked.”

― John Morton

“In all my wild mountaineering, I have enjoyed only one avalanche ride; and the start was so sudden, and the end came so soon, I thought but little of the danger that goes with this sort of travel, though one thinks fast at such times.”

― John Muir

“I was in the main draw from the start, my opening match was on Court One against Jan Eric Lundquist of Sweden who was about eight in the world at the time.”

― John Newcombe

“The military’s own report says that one-third of deaths and casualties could have been avoided if proper body armor and vehicle armor had been provided from the start of the war.”

― John Olver

“When someone is in crisis, don’t start by teaching, leveraging, or explaining. Just be with.”

― John Ortberg

“Well, one doesn’t try to hold Cass and Denny and Michelle together. It’s a useless task to start with. You just sort of stay out of the way and let things roll as they can.”

― John Phillips

“When I’m writing a lyric, things can only get so serious before they start becoming humorous.”

― John Prine

“We ought to start running the government like a private-sector business. I have that ability as CEO of our companies. I have line item vetoes, and if I didn’t, we’d probably be out of business by now.”

― John Raese

“Coming up with a ballpark figure on how much you need to pay your expenses, such as your mortgage or rent, insurance, and utilities, is the first place to start when developing your ultimate goal of becoming a multimillionaire.”

― John Rampton

“If you want to retire as a multimillionaire, then you need to start saving as early as you can.”

― John Rampton

“I’ve no desire to start a movement, to be the first name on an open petition, or to be the poster child for disgruntled writers.”

― John Ridley

“Fashion is instant – after six months, it disappears, and you have to start again. That’s the nature of it.”

― John Rocha

“We all start in this medium because of the magic and the challenge is to keep it going.”

― John Sexton

“If you start chasing around trying to get steals for your own benefit, then you really put your defense at a disadvantage. It’s not a big thing for me; if it happens, great.”

― John Stockton

“Maybe in a few months I can start to daydream if we are still top of the league. That is the main one for us.”

― John Terry

“The drawing of a ‘Pipeline Wave’ started with Billabong as a commission for their 2009 Pipeline Masters campaign. My ‘Pipeline Wave’ drawing later became the start of my ‘Waterworks Collection’ for gallery prints.”

― John Van Hamersveld

“We must start with the reality that corporations cannot guarantee anyone a lifetime job any more than corporations have a guarantee of immortality.”

― John W. Snow

“Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it self-evident to our enemies that they’re going to get their clocks cleaned if they start one.”

― John W. Vessey, Jr.

“Obviously, the closer you get to that moment, the more you start to realize ‘this is the last year of my contract.’”

― Johnathan Joseph

“People thought I was funny, so I kind of took entertaining for granted… it was inevitable that I’d start giving little performances.”

― Johnny Carson

“I start a lot more songs than I finish, because I realize when I get into them, they’re no good. I don’t throw them away, I just put them away, store them, get them out of sight.”

― Johnny Cash

“There were numerous times where, at the end of a week of working on a song, there was a part of it that we still weren’t feeling, so we’d scrap the whole thing and start from scratch the next week.”

― Johnny Christ

“When I left my band, I had to start over from scratch, and that’s a scary place to go.”

― Johnny Colt

“On a film, you start to get closer and closer with the people you’re working with, and it becomes like this circus act or this travelling family.”

― Johnny Depp

“Wes Craven was the guy who gave me my start, from my perspective, for almost no reason in particular.”

― Johnny Depp

“It’s funny, because what happens to me when I read a script, when something grabs hold of me, I start getting these flashes of people or places or things or images.”

― Johnny Depp

“You ought to dialogue first before you start throwing spears. And I think the U.N. provides an opportunity for dialogue.”

― Johnny Isakson

“You can grow up without having to conform, stop going to shows, stop having a record collection, start being politically iffy.”

― Johnny Marr

“Jack and I usually get together and sit around in the afternoons and start throwing ideas around.”

― Johnny Rivers

“The booing and the drama help make the Olympics interesting, but at what cost? When will people finally get tired of it and start watching the X-Games or competitive tire rolling instead?”

― Johnny Weir

“Swimming gave me my start, but my pal Tarzan did the real work. He set me up nicely.”

― Johnny Weissmuller

“To be able to watch something that you start on your television that you then move to your mobile device, I think that’s a big benefit for the content business.”

― Jon Feltheimer

“The moment I let fear slip in is the moment that the fights are gonna start getting closer and closer.”

― Jon Jones

“When I start any book, I have no idea what I’m going to do.”

― Jon Krakauer

“Working with limited resources is an excellent way to hone skills that will serve you well for the rest of your career. You will prioritize profitability from the start.”

― Jon Oringer

“At around 50 employees, you get to the point where you can’t see what’s going on all the time. So you start to have weekly check-ins, and you have days that go by without knowing exactly what’s going on.”

― Jon Oringer

“Was I going to start companies outside of Shutterstock or inside? Going public kind of meant I was going to start them inside, and I kind of thought this through and decided that if I was going to do that, I was going to continue to operate Shutterstock like it was an incubator of startups.”

― Jon Oringer

“We have a lot of customers in Japan, but they don’t quite get the local content that they always need, so we want to encourage all of our product teams to start thinking globally.”

― Jon Oringer

“One out of four hundred and thirty-five members of the House is not going to transform the culture of the institution, but we’ve got to start somewhere.”

― Jon Ossoff

“I’d like to start a tradition of getting No. 1s – how ’bout that?”

― Jon Pardi

“It wasn’t like, ‘I’ma lose weight and start doing dramas.’ I wanted to be healthier, and that was the impetus for wanting to lose weight – it’s just about being healthy and feeling good.”

― Jonah Hill

“I was always interested in films and thought that was the path I should go down, but I didn’t start pursuing acting until I was 17.”

― Jonas Armstrong

“The problem with me and TV shows is once I start watching them, I have to watch them all because I’m so impatient. I need the entire series to be on TV, and then I’ll sit all day and watch the entire thing. So I did that with ‘Homeland,’ and I did that with ‘Veep.’”

― Jonathan Anderson

“As the books grew bigger and more ambitious, the situations in question sometimes became political ones, and so it became necessary to start painting in the social background on a scale which eventually became panoramic.”

― Jonathan Coe

“As soon as you start writing about how human beings interact with each other socially, you’re into politics, aren’t you?”

― Jonathan Coe

“I was obliged to play the piano, like middle-class children are. I didn’t start to love it until I was 14.”

― Jonathan Dimbleby

“The most important thing to realize is we’re not blank slates at birth. We don’t start off with nothing in our heads, and then get imprinted entirely by our environment. There’s something in our heads on the day we’re born, and then we grow up and make choices.”

― Jonathan Haidt

“The best ideas start as conversations.”

― Jonathan Ive

“At the start of the process the idea is just a thought – very fragile and exclusive. When the first physical manifestation is created everything changes. It is no longer exclusive, now it involves a lot of people.”

― Jonathan Ive

“I always like when you start to use something with a little less reverence. You start to use it a little carelessly, and with a little less thought, because then, I think, you’re using it very naturally.”

― Jonathan Ive

“Even if you never do anything about this, you’ve benefited from an unjust system. You’re already the winner in a game that was rigged to your advantage from the start.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“I was Paul Schrader’s assistant for six months before I went to film school, and he’s very much about knowing what’s going to happen on every page before you even start writing dialogue – the entire plot and character arcs are mapped out.”

― Jonathan Levine

“With ‘Extinction Machine,’ I wanted to start some conversations about whether we’re alone in the universe and what that might mean.”

― Jonathan Maberry

“Inaugurals conventionally start with a history lesson and finish with a prayer.”

― Jonathan Raban

“The wisest rule in investment is: when others are selling, buy. When others are buying, sell. Usually, of course, we do the opposite. When everyone else is buying, we assume they know something we don’t, so we buy. Then people start selling, panic sets in, and we sell too.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“My wife gave me a year to start making money out of writing, and after six months, I’d made not a bean. Suddenly, the books took off, and the beans started coming in!”

― Jonathan Stroud

“I say scrap the IRS. Let’s start all over again.”

― Joni Ernst

“At the point where I’m trying to force something and it’s not happening, and I’m getting frustrated with, say, writing a poem, I can go and pick up the brushes and start painting. At the point where the painting seems to not be going anywhere, I go and pick up the guitar.”

― Joni Mitchell

“I started playing on my grandmother’s organ at a really young age. I learned ‘Chopsticks’ and that kind of thing, but I didn’t really start picking it up and start taking it super seriously until I was probably about 13, 14.”

― Jordan Fisher

“When you start to realise how much of what you’ve constructed of yourself is based on deception and lies, that is a horrifying realisation.”

― Jordan Peterson

“You don’t want to get too comfortable if you’re winning and start trying to be a number 10.”

― Jordan Pickford

“I am so used to being up on stage and talking to my fans that it’s strange to be on stage and be someone else. I can’t look at the audience during ‘In the Heights’ or I will start talking to them.”

― Jordin Sparks

“Early on, when I was playing the one-day stuff a few years ago and had a really poor start to my career, it was actually when I stopped worrying about getting dropped and about all the things that might go wrong that I started playing better.”

― Jos Buttler

“In spring training, I just try to spread everything out so I can be 100 percent before the season starts. I don’t want to start feeling like I don’t get it once the season starts. I want to be 100 percent on Opening Day.”

― Jose Altuve

“I get very upset when people start adding weird things to romesco.”

― Jose Andres

“In 2007, Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would become a ‘platform,’ meaning that outside developers could start creating applications that would run inside the site. It worked.”

― Jose Antonio Vargas

“Anyone who sincerely wanted to use policy to reduce illegal immigration should start by crafting legislation based on changing actual behavior.”

― Jose Ferreira

“I always start with the music and then try to figure out what I want to write about lyrically.”

― Jose Gonzalez

“I learned that one can always start again.”

― Jose Mujica

“When you start a collection, you have to push yourself to limits that may make you uncomfortable.”

― Joseph Altuzarra

“The best and the worst thing about fashion is that anyone can do it. But because fashion can be the most unintellectual thing, you have to turn it into an intellectual exercise just for your own sanity. You have to start with a conceit.”

― Joseph Altuzarra

“Great sculptors and artists spend countless hours perfecting their talents. They don’t pick up a chisel or a brush and palette, expecting immediate perfection. They understand that they will make many errors as they learn, but they start with the basics, the key fundamentals first.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Bill Hanna and I owe an awful lot to television, but we both got our start and built the first phase of our partnership in the movies.”

― Joseph Barbera

“Acting is always going to be number one, but what I learned in film school, I want to make that happen too, so I’m going to actually start working on my own.”

― Joseph Mazzello

“Work is a prayer. And I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creator.”

― Joseph Murray

“One of the great pluses of being an immigrant is you get to start again in terms of your identity. You get to shed the narratives which cling to you.”

― Joseph O’Neill

“When the START 2 treaty has been implemented – and remember it has not yet been ratified – we will be left with some 15,000 nuclear warheads, active and in reserve. Fifteen thousand weapons with an average yield of 20 Hiroshima bombs.”

― Joseph Rotblat

“I got to start limiting the hits I take on myself.”

― Josh Allen

“I have a long way to catch up. I have to start with the pros this year, about 20 seconds back.”

― Josh Brolin

“Once everyone else around you starts to become incredibly comfortable – if anything, quite happy with what you are doing – then I start to settling in and trusting all those choices that I’ve made up to that point.”

― Josh Lucas

“I sometimes don’t know what I’m writing when I start writing it, on some level.”

― Josh Radnor

“The trap is that you then just start doing stuff about Hollywood, which I don’t really want to do.”

― Josh Schwartz

“We’ll look at a bunch of deals that are being offered to us, and we decide where to go and continue on I guess. It’s not too early to start considering our options with other labels.”

― Josh Silver

“I would play my Dungeons and Dragons songs and watch people’s eyes glaze over, and then I would start joking around between songs, and all of a sudden people were lighting up and engaging.”

― Josh Tillman

“It’s been very exciting for me to start directing and conducting, exploring the symphonic repertoire, which I’ve always loved.”

― Joshua Bell

“I think it’s a very bad idea for someone to start writing for a readership.”

― Joshua Ferris

“I sure do enjoy my ice cream. And I consider a pint a good start.”

― Joshua Malina

“’Scandal,’ I sort of experienced the ascent and the transition from a modest start to a full-blown hit.”

― Joshua Malina

“I was working two landscaping jobs; I was recording songs in the spare bedroom. I would get up at 4 A.M., go to work, get back at 6 P.M., have nap, then start recording, just go until I fell asleep.”

― Joshua Ostrander

“Everything I write tends to turn into a superhero team, even if I didn’t mean for it to. I always start off wanting to be solitary, because a) it’s simpler, and b) that isolation is something that I relate to as a storyteller. And then no matter what, I always end up with a team.”

― Joss Whedon

“In TV, there’s so much compromise, it does start to grate a bit. But if you’re a writer or an actor, it really is the place to be.”

― Joss Whedon

“There aren’t too many people out there who can start one of my books and not finish it. I don’t think too many writers can say that.”

― Joy Fielding

“From the start, I was focused on getting the Good Housekeeping Seal. I wanted to go on TV and tell everyone that the Miracle Mop had it. Now, I can proudly say 26 of my products have been approved!”

― Joy Mangano

“The goal of the eight Benghazi committees, one of which produced and nurtured ’emailgate,’ has been clear from the start: to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming president of the United States.”

― Joy Reid

“All of our problems start in our minds.”

― Joyce Meyer

“Start your week off right by getting back to what is really important – honoring God.”

― Joyce Meyer

“We really need to get over this love affair with the fetus and start worrying about children.”

― Joycelyn Elders

“In Peru, there is no theatre that produces an annual opera season, and though there is one orchestra in Lima, it’s always struggling to survive. We shouldn’t have just one orchestra, we should have 15, we should have 50! And you should start to build this from the children.”

― Juan Diego Florez

“If you are used to going five innings and then go six or seven, you won’t have your good stuff. They need to start that from the minor leagues and give pitchers strong arms.”

― Juan Marichal

“I would, however, start writing fiction about 10 years before I actually did, because it’s such great fun to do, many times more creative than nonfiction.”

― Judith Krantz

“One of the big no-nos in cyberspace is that you do not go into a social activity, a chat group or something like that, and start advertising or selling things. This etiquette rule is an attempt to separate one’s social life, which should be pure enjoyment and relaxation, from the pressures of work.”

― Judith Martin

“Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage did I start on the path of personal growth.”

― Judith Wright

“If I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly have had to start. I’ve treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I’ve found that to be a tremendous help.”

― Judy Collins

“When clients are involved in a crisis, we often start at the end. When this is over, where do you want to end up? What’s your endgame? We try to start from that and work ourselves back.”

― Judy Smith

“I’m starting the Juicy J Scholarship Foundation. I’m going to start doing a lot of different things trying to help out and give back.”

― Juicy J

“I always start everything with the weather, because the weather is the first thing that I notice when I wake up in the morning.”

― Julia Cameron

“Acquiring customers at the start is one of the hardest things you’ll ever experiences as an entrepreneur.”

― Julia Hartz

“Scotland is so gorgeous that every time I’m there, I start to dream of living there. I want to buy one of those whitewashed cottages with the thatch roofs and gaze out at the sea and read my books. I want to be away from the Internet and the news and lawn mowers at 7 A.M. on Sunday mornings.”

― Julia London

“Most fiction series are written so that the reader can come in at any point and not feel lost, but if you can start at the beginning, why not?”

― Julia Quinn

“Moisturizer is the base for my makeup, because I like a glowy, dewy, shiny look – I’d never use powder – so I always start with cream.”

― Julia Restoin Roitfeld

“I become so sentimental on planes: I could be watching ‘Bridesmaids’ and start crying.”

― Julia Stiles

“When things start running a bit too well on the tracks, I tend to derail them if I can.”

― Julian Barratt

“If it doesn’t start with you, it dies with you.”

― Julian Casablancas

“It’s always exciting to get back out there with the teammates and start a new year and get on the field.”

― Julian Edelman

“It’s time architects start designing for our ears as well as our eyes.”

― Julian Treasure

“When I start writing, I’ll have a vague concept or I’ll just have a title, and the song just goes on its own direction. Usually it goes in many directions within each song. They get really convoluted sometimes.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“You never start out being a star.”

― Julie Andrews

“I’ll declare my own interest right here at the start and admit that, like the vast majority of people, I find youthful looks appealing.”

― Julie Burchill

“When did women whose looks are not their living start conducting themselves like the simpering inmates of an Ottoman empire seraglio?”

― Julie Burchill

“You don’t need a title. You don’t need a degree in business organization or be trained in the finer arts of persuasion. You just need to believe you can lead. So start there. Start believing.”

― Julie Foudy

“I get up, get coffee, and go into my home office. I check email and Twitter before I start work, but I have to try not to get too distracted.”

― Julie Kagawa

“Something like Pinterest would scare the hell out of me. With $5 billion valuation – regardless how sound those numbers are – wouldn’t be one that I would start, given what I would consider the risk of failure.”

― Julie Wainwright

“I didn’t start writing until late high school and then I was just diddling. Mainly I loved to read and my writing was an outgrowth of that.”

― Junot Diaz

“I’m one of those apocalyptics. From the start of my immigrant days, I’ve been fascinated by end-of-the-world stories, by outbreak narratives, and always wanted to set a world-ender on Hispaniola.”

― Junot Diaz

“We want to start them thinking that they’re responsible for their own career.”

― Jurgen Klinsmann

“I tend to start at 9 o’clock in the morning and write until 3. Those are my best hours. They fit the other rhythms of the world. So I write for six hours, pretty much without any breaks.”

― Justin Cronin

“Ballet is a classically based art form, so it comes with a certain set of rules, at least to start with; then it’s about how far you want to push from there.”

― Justin Peck

“If you examine any aspect of the human condition long enough, you really do have to start laughing at it. Because the business of being human is kind of ridiculous.”

― Justin Simien

“If there’s a microphone and a couple of Pink tracks, I’ll step up. ‘Get the Party Started’ is a great start to any karaoke.”

― Justin Theroux

“I don’t think men figure out what they’re really about until they’re 25. That’s when they start to feel like themselves.”

― Justin Timberlake

“I have struggled with self-esteem issues since my teens, but it’s clear in my first long-ago diary that I didn’t start out that way. I acquired my low self-esteem. I learned it.”

― Justine Musk

“I think all writers write from the time they’re really young, and you just start asking the question, ‘What if?’”

― K. A. Applegate

“I think most writers will say that at the start of each book they think, ‘I’m not sure I can do this.’ But eventually, you reach a magical point where the story suddenly becomes real to you, and you become totally invested in it.”

― K. A. Applegate

“A lot of people don’t even listen to albums start to finish, but I do – for sure.”

― K. Flay

“If you get off to a good start, even if you get the run-rate down a bit in the middle overs, if you are set till the end, you can do the most damage.”

― K. L. Rahul

“Nothing would have been accomplished if I didn’t start in Newfoundland.”

― Kaetlyn Osmond

“The funny thing is, I really feel it if I don’t run. I start getting sluggish, and I feel like I need to do it. That’s how I know that the workouts are working – I miss them if I don’t have them.”

― Kai Ryssdal

“I have cut four albums so far, and all of them have been trendsetters and commercially successful. I believe that once you start taking art in commercial terms, it ceases to be art.”

― Kailash Kher

“I start the day with oatmeal with vanilla almond milk. If I don’t, I’m dying by noon and eating everything in sight. On-set, I avoid crap and pack soup and salad. I cook pork chops or turkey tacos for dinner.”

― Kaley Cuoco

“When I start something, I have to finish it, and I’m a super perfectionist, too.”

― Kali Uchis

“What makes us really human is it’s in the presence of death that we start valuing life.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“To start with, pharma was an industry based on innovation, drug discovery.”

― Kallam Anji Reddy

“I always start my campaigns early, and I run hard. Maybe it comes from the rough-and-tumble world of San Francisco politics, where it’s not even a contact sport – it’s a blood sport. This is how I am as a candidate. This is how I run campaigns.”

― Kamala Harris

“The reality is that much of the stuff you see in film, television, comics, and children’s cartoons got its start inside the inspired, disruptive halls of science-fiction and fantasy literature.”

― Kameron Hurley

“I start with a beat sheet, which is more of an abbreviated outline. It hits all the major plot points. From there, I move to note cards. But the most important part of my process is my inspiration board.”

― Kami Garcia

“The beginning of a book is always the hardest part for me. I’m a Chapter 3 kind of writer, which means I naturally start at Chapter 3.”

― Kami Garcia

“I usually think about titles. I’ll hear somebody say something and write it down in my notes, and whenever we go into a room, somebody will start naming off titles, and whoever has the best title, that’s what we start writing.”

― Kane Brown

“Ever since I was a child, I would start crying seeing anyone in pain.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“Initially, I wanted to do films with A-list actors when I was struggling. I was hoping that I could also get that platform where I’m launched with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan or Aamir Khan… and with them my career could also start, but it didn’t happen. And then came ‘Queen.’”

― Kangana Ranaut

“Poetry and prose can start a revolution, break walls, and ideas can build nations.”

― Kanika Dhillon

“If I start playing by the rules, I will inhibit myself of the possibilities that lie beyond. I don’t like to be framed or given borders to operate in or curtail my thought process and as a writer it’s not only my choice but also my need to go beyond the given framework.”

― Kanika Dhillon

“When you are growing up, everyone will help you. When you reach the top, everyone will start pulling you down. The same people who help you will be the same people who try to pull you down.”

― Kapil Dev

“I think there is a chance that Indian writers in America will start producing very interesting books in the years to come.”

― Karan Mahajan

“I’m not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I wrote lots of pages. I showed what I wrote to Iowa friends, and they said, ‘Good start.’ That was discouraging because I thought it was almost done.”

― Karen Bender

“Any person who has reached an elite level has had to start somewhere, and it’s all from grass-roots level.”

― Karen Carney

“In the 1950s in the United States, few music lovers were listening to chamber music. Daddy played Bach and Haydn on our phonograph for me. Not only did I become familiar with the form; he discussed the concerti. My own head start. My own Head Start.”

― Karen DeCrow

“I start writing with only the vaguest idea about who my characters are and what is going to happen, and the characters and plot come into existence as I go. I’ve tried doing it the other way, but for me, outlining is a waste of time because I never follow the outline.”

― Karen Robards

“When you start to prioritize hiring likable people within your organization, these likable people will attract other likable people.”

― Karen Salmansohn

“The art of storytelling is in development, not fact sheets. There are posts you have to hammer into the ground from the start just to get going, but if they don’t hold up the house you build, you can change them or take them out.”

― Karen Traviss

“Start your diet during a period of optimism and happiness.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

“Somebody tell the damn players to start playing like old school.”

― Karl Malone

“They changed the floor back to old school. They changed the uniform back to old school. Somebody tell the damn players to start playing like old school.”

― Karl Malone

“We all want to be special, to stand out; there’s nothing wrong with this. The irony is that every human being is special to start with, because we’re unique to start with. But we then go through some sort of boot camp from the age of zero to about 18 where we learn everything we can about how not to be unique.”

― Karl Marlantes

“If I read a script and find it engaging and I start making choices in my mind on how to approach the work, than that’s a good indication that it is something worth pursuing.”

― Karl Urban

“Brisbane is my favourite tournament… I have great memories here and always like to start the year here.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“I start writing with an open mind without thinking about genre and realise, only after writing, that it falls under many genres.”

― Karthik Subbaraj

“In the industry, once people see you in a certain mold, you start getting offered only those kind of roles.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I believe in method acting. Whenever I’m working on a character, I start behaving like him. I start doing these things which the character would normally do. Maybe that’s the way I function as an actor, and I believe in it. And that’s how I try and portray a character.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“Such crazy things happen on daytime TV; if you were to take a specific scene out of context, it can sound so far-fetched that you start laughing at the material… and that can take you out of watching the performance.”

― Kassie DePaiva

“When people start to think they’re figuring out ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ it switches on you.”

― Kat Graham

“I usually start writing a novel that I then abandon. When I say abandon, I don’t think any writer ever abandons anything that they regard as even a half-good sentence. So you recycle. I mean, I can hang on to a sentence for several years and then put it into a book that’s completely different from the one it started in.”

― Kate Atkinson

“I have to start with elements of myself, which is what you always do as an actor.”

― Kate Baldwin

“I don’t really get star-struck, but I do get talent struck. If I meet somebody that I think is just wildly talented and brilliant, that’s when I start getting nervous.”

― Kate Bosworth

“Obviously I try to make the best music that I can, but after about two years of making an album, you start to worry: ‘Is it going to come out all right? Is it all going to sound churned out?’”

― Kate Bush

“I consider a CD or a comedy collection as a record of what I’ve been doing, and I try to wrap it up and start new material.”

― Kate Clinton

“If we start to use social media data sets to take the pulse of a nation or understand a crisis – or actually use it to deploy resources – we are getting a skewed picture of what is happening.”

― Kate Crawford

“I didn’t really start to write until I was almost 30, and I started with the short stories.”

― Kate DiCamillo

“I would not be in comics if it weren’t for independent creators like Kate Beaton, Jess Fink, and Emily Carroll. That’s where I found my start and inspiration, through women who did it themselves and built a career on their own terms.”

― Kate Leth

“I was very serene, and I still am, until I start talking in another voice, then suddenly I have a lot of volume and I’m frantic. But I didn’t want to be one of those people who’s always talking in accents in real life, so I started doing sketch comedy.”

― Kate McKinnon

“Starting at 11, I was a movie-theater popcorn girl, a babysitter, a sales clerk – in the Midwest, they start them early!”

― Kate Spade

“People have this impression that I’m a little kooky, but I’m actually very OCD. I love order and organization. I’m a big list maker. But if I cross off too many tasks, and it’s hard to see the remaining ones, I have to start a new list. Now that’s OCD.”

― Kate Spade

“I’ve decided I am going to start loving my backside because I don’t know anyone who does that.”

― Kate Winslet

“My friendship with the great actor and director Alan Rickman did not have a particularly auspicious start.”

― Katharine Viner

“Well, you know, what’s so exciting, is that it was a really telling campaign as well. Whenever we start looking at the differences, they could never be more clear.”

― Katherine Harris

“So when we start talking about the state and all those that are so important and engaged and supportive around Florida, we’ve gotten overwhelming support, and it’s so exciting.”

― Katherine Harris

“If I start going back to church, I’d have to stop the smoking and drinking, and I wouldn’t be able to curse any more.”

― Katherine Heigl

“Our Sunday evenings tend to be quiet and relaxing, and we try to go to bed early before the start of another busy week.”

― Katherine Kelly

“I always tell girls who say they want to start a band but don’t have any talent, ‘Well, neither do I.’ I mean, I can carry a tune, but anyone who picks up a bass can figure it out. You don’t have to have magic unicorn powers.”

― Kathleen Hanna

“If I put the top down, I start to burn in about five minutes.”

― Kathleen Robertson

“When you start a new company, you have to do it all. Yes, all of it.”

― Kathryn Minshew

“The most important thing in startups is getting a product to market, as imperfect as it may be, and then iterating on it and continually making it better. A first rev of a site that has a few typos may not be perfect, but it was the start of something that I deeply believed in.”

― Kathryn Minshew

“Alexander Payne’s very specific. His scripts are always complete when you start working on them.”

― Kathy Bates

“I quickly discovered that scientists go where the funding is, so I knew I had to start a research foundation. If you don’t raise money and provide research grants, you’ll never attract scientists, and if scientists aren’t working on a cure, there isn’t going to be a cure.”

― Kathy Giusti

“I was like, ‘I want to start a blog to get my ideas out and keep my brain working so in five years I’m not an idiot.’”

― Katie Nolan

“I would love to learn how to start my own production company and start it in Boston.”

― Katie Nolan

“I’m desperate to start a career in music.”

― Katie Price

“When I have a few weeks off, I catch up with my friends, but after a week or so, I just can’t wait to get back in to the boxing club and start training.”

― Katie Taylor

“I was always interested in fabric, clothes and designing. Maybe I would have been a designer by profession if I didn’t start acting.”

― Katrina Kaif

“Ultimately, I didn’t quite find the company I wanted to join, but I met more than 100 entrepreneurs and realized that all these entrepreneurs were just as unqualified as I was. If I wanted to be this retailer of the future, or if I wanted to join the retailer of the future, I could just start it.”

― Katrina Lake

“I’m loving ‘We Are Young,’ by Fun. Really gets the morning rockin’ to a great start.”

― Katy Mixon

“It’s times of relative calm and ease that I start to wind myself up.”

― Katy Tur

“No one ever actually said they were resistant because ‘Pitch Perfect’ was female-centric. When a project is sitting there for a while, you start to speculate about what could be the thing that might be a little tricky about it.”

― Kay Cannon

“I was like, ‘I have to start writing for myself, to show people what I can do and what my point of view is.’”

― Kay Cannon

“It’s more common than not that bipolar illness will start in the teens. One of the reasons I spend a lot of time on college campuses is exactly that reason. It’s terribly important to talk to students about knowing these things in advance.”

― Kay Redfield Jamison

“It was hard to go into the world and start auditioning as real actors. Having to pay bills was rather scary, too.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“Once I start reading something, I can’t stop. I obsessively read, which is a problem with long books!”

― Keegan Allen

“It’s very difficult to consistently hit good iron shots if you get off to a bad start. That’s why I’m always paying attention to my setup and takeaway.”

― Keegan Bradley

“Once I get a project in my head, I start getting really obsessive about it.”

― Kehinde Wiley

“Next year I’m going to be a guesting soloist with orchestras all over Europe, to start off with.”

― Keith Emerson

“I no longer remember when I started speaking to Raffi in Russian. I didn’t speak to him in Russian when he was in his mother’s womb, though I’ve since learned that this is when babies first start recognizing sound patterns.”

― Keith Gessen

“From the start of his administration, President Barack Obama had tried to lower tensions with Russia and refocus American attention on a rising China; he had made clear he wanted no part in the problems of the post-Soviet periphery.”

― Keith Gessen

“I didn’t start doing graffiti until two years after I got to New York. Jean Michel Basquiat was one of my main inspirations for doing graffiti. For a year I didn’t know who Jean Michel was, but I knew his work.”

― Keith Haring

“I started my career in the U.S. military. Traditionally, in the military… you either start with a technical background or a more leadership-focused one. I took the leadership path.”

― Keith Kellogg

“You don’t start to play your guitar thinking you’re going to be running an organisation that will maybe generate millions.”

― Keith Richards

“There’s not always going to be something out there for you, especially not a positive role, so once you get up there and start being well known, you can’t just think projects will come to you. You have to start doing your own projects because if you don’t, you’ll miss out, and eventually your fame will be over.”

― Keke Palmer

“That’s pretty much how every song of mine works – I start with gibberish and melody and phrasing. I speak it naturally first. And then I think about lyrics that fit into that.”

― Kelela

“That’s why I liked judo so much right from the start – I got to beat up all the boys.”

― Kelita Zupancic

“I don’t like feeling full when I start a game, so that’s why I have a bigger meal in morning or four hours before game.”

― Kelley O’Hara

“The thing about Christmas is that it almost doesn’t matter what mood you’re in or what kind of a year you’ve had – it’s a fresh start.”

― Kelly Clarkson

“That’s where I got my start and where I’ll continue to work, but I can’t tell you the number of films between Drugstore Cowboy and Curly Sue that I auditioned for and wanted that didn’t choose me.”

― Kelly Lynch

“In their 30s women really start to live… they’re not children anymore, and they’re not just mothers.”

― Kelly Lynch

“Germany expected that at the most a day or so would see Belgian resistance broken and the dash on Paris begun. It was not safe to start such a forward rush with Belgium unconquered.”

― Kelly Miller

“The French were generous in giving us assistance in corps and army artillery, with its personnel, and we were confident from the start of our superiority over the enemy in guns of all calibers.”

― Kelly Miller

“One of the things I enjoyed when working in manga was when I couldn’t tell where anything was going because there weren’t narrative tropes and structures I was used to. After doing it for seven years, I got to the point where I did see structures. I did start to learn, but at first I didn’t know where it was going. It was very exciting for me.”

― Kelly Sue DeConnick

“I record all of my music with authentic instruments in a studio before we start editing, doing many, many versions. The music shapes the film as we edit so it has an organic relationship to the content.”

― Ken Burns

“We did some jumping at the start of the show. We went out without telling anyone – and the studio liked to kill us. They were threatened with cancellation of their production insurance.”

― Ken Curtis

“I start with the history, and I ask myself, ‘What are the great turning points? What are the big dramatic scenes that are essential to telling the story?’”

― Ken Follett

“Mike Hodge is someone I’ve counted on for strong, steady leadership from the very start of my union service, and he has never failed to deliver.”

― Ken Howard

“If I start outsourcing all my navigation to a little talking box in my car, I’m sort of screwed. I’m going to lose my car in the parking lot every single time.”

― Ken Jennings

“If you stay in the guard and control the hips and flatten him out, you can control him. And that was the start of ground-and-pound.”

― Ken Shamrock

“If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.”

― Kendrick Lamar

“Groups break up because they never got across what they wanted to do personally, and they have creative differences, and egos start to clash.”

― Kendrick Lamar

“Once I start writing about something, it goes off rather fast, and sometimes details which might be interesting such as what the room looked like or what somebody said that was not exactly on the same subject tend to get lost.”

― Kenneth Koch

“I learned playing poker that you never count your winnings because that’s when you start to lose.”

― Kenneth Langone

“A lot of my main-event matches will last around the half-hour mark, and if you can have a variety of emotions within that half hour, that’s a great story from start to finish.”

― Kenny Omega

“Great players, they start becoming immune to what the defense does to them.”

― Kenny Smith

“When the Sacramento Kings, when I was there, we win 29-30 games – that was a successful season. And it would be packed from start to finish. You couldn’t get a seat.”

― Kenny Smith

“Received wisdom is that if you spend time up front getting the design right, you avoid costs later. But the longer you spend getting the design right, the more your upfront costs are, and the longer it takes for the software to start earning.”

― Kent Beck

“To me, the Peabody was as big if not bigger than any award, but I do understand an Emmy Award-winning show has a different buzz when it comes to start talking about renewals and things like that. There’s a professional something to it that matters.”

― Kenya Barris

“I want to start really developing more on the film side.”

― Kenya Barris

“I think Tunisia has a specific place in the Arab world and in Africa because it is a tiny Muslim country, but it’s very open minded. It’s the first country to start the Arab Spring, for example.”

― Kenza Fourati

“Once everyone feels love within them, we can start spreading it and connecting to other people that are love-minded.”

― Kerli

“One doesn’t have to just roll over once the wrinkles show: that’s when I think one should really start living it up… the lessons are learned, the cities have been built, so one can finally go super cray!”

― Kerli

“As an actor, it’s a very strange adjustment to start playing the father. I was used to playing a kid my whole life, and then all of a sudden, it’s like, boom. I guess when I let my hair go grey, things changed.”

― Kerr Smith

“Sometimes it’s hard to start, but once it gets going, once you reach the tipping point – usually between chapter seven and nine – then it’s like hanging onto a large snowball as it hurtles downhill.”

― Kerry Greenwood

“People don’t think about the fact that when Barack Obama’s parents had him – it was illegal for them to be married in several states in this country. So if we start making it okay that certain people can marry and other people can’t, it’s a slippery slope of civil rights. Who knows who is going to be allowed to marry or not marry next.”

― Kerry Washington

“In 2008, when Russia attacked Georgia, Western countries took it as an isolated incident, but probably this was the start of the push against our underlying international security architecture. And this push then started a landslide which in 2014 resulted in Crimean occupation.”

― Kersti Kaljulaid

“Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to start a record label.”

― Kevin Abstract

“You know Washington. If the deadline is midnight, they’ll start working on it at 11:30.”

― Kevin Brady

“Dale Jr. has never gotten a fair shake from the start because, guess what? He’s not his father. He was always supposed to have been someone else. The pressure he’s under is unreal.”

― Kevin Harvick

“Being in a band is very much like a startup. You start in a garage. You hope to get interest from investors, like a major record label.”

― Kevin Jonas

“When I turned 50, something clicked in my head and I said, ‘I’m not going to live to 100. I’m half-cooked already.’ I set the family down and I said, ‘Listen everybody, we’re now entering the decade of Daddy. We’re going to start doing things that I want to do.’”

― Kevin O’Leary

“If you’re going to start a company, it’s not going to be in the millions of dollars, but it’s going to be something – for a lot of these kids – out of the trunk of their car, the same way that I did.”

― Kevin Plank

“The funny thing about television is that once you start to do it you never get time to watch it.”

― Kevin Sorbo

“You can almost hear people saying, ‘We’re going to make a movie about an election’ and ‘We’re going to make a movie about a lobbyist.’ You can hear the yawning start across the nation.”

― Kevin Spacey

“I don’t think you should ever start a business and move in a direction where you can’t see it becoming a business.”

― Kevin Systrom

“The major reason why Instagram works is that you can follow anyone out there and start following their photos immediately.”

― Kevin Systrom

“Mike Krieger and I started talking, and he decided he liked the idea of helping start the company. Once he joined, we took a step back and looked at the product as it stood.”

― Kevin Systrom

“It turns out that no undergrad class prepares you to start a startup – you learn most of it as you do it.”

― Kevin Systrom

“My workouts start with a really good stretching session.”

― Khalil Mack

“Once you start losing weight and seeing results, you’re like, ‘I want to see more!’”

― Khloe Kardashian

“I started slow, and eventually I started working out 4 to 5 days a week. We all have to start somewhere, and doing something is better than nothing at all.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“Where I grew up, we had light-skinned models but not dark. Every time I would talk about being a model with my friends, they would start laughing out loud.”

― Khoudia Diop

“If someone tells you often enough you’re worthless, you start to believe it.”

― Kierston Wareing

“I didn’t start to be an artist myself until I was 24.”

― Kiki Smith

“At the beginning of every role I take, I have to start from basics and build it up. It’s like a new construction.”

― Kim Cattrall

“I just happened to start playing music for the conceptual ideas.”

― Kim Gordon

“I really want to start playing basketball. I actually bought a new basketball.”

― Kim Gordon

“First and foremost, I would like to start off by saying that just because my husband is an entertainer, that does not mean that our personal business is for everyone’s entertainment purposes.”

― Kim Mathers

“I didn’t want to start relying on what someone else thought was right. It was easier to go away all together.”

― Kim Novak

“My surprises come usually once I start rolling and photographing.”

― Kim Weston

“I always thought the Vancouver Olympics would be my last destination, but I’m extending it to Sochi… I want to start anew, not as an Olympic medalist but just as yet another figure skater.”

― Kim Yuna

“Start with the young, work with them until they are adults, and they will demand real food.”

― Kimbal Musk

“I’m turning 22, so I want to start getting into work that reflects where I’m at in life now.”

― Kimbra

“I come from a theater background, so usually, at the start, you know what happens and where the character goes and everything. But with TV, it’s really unpredictable.”

― Kimiko Glenn

“If I try to write a song, I will completely fail to write a song. But if I’m just holding my guitar and I just start humming, then I’ll have a song in an hour.”

― Kina Grannis

“It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children.”

― Kingsley Amis

“No wonder people are so horrible when they start life as children.”

― Kingsley Amis

“God would have to beam into me what I was doing and what the album actually sounded like because usually when I start a project like that, I already know what the album sounds like before I start it.”

― Kip Winger

“Once you start succeeding, you start dreaming big. For me, it was that way.”

― Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

“I didn’t start out to be a movie star. I started out to be an actor.”

― Kirk Douglas

“For American families, Universal pre-K is an essential piece of the puzzle that not only allows their kids to get a good start, but it also allows mothers to remain on the job earning a paycheck and helping our economy grow.”

― Kirsten Gillibrand

“The government can take smart steps to give all kids the healthy start they need to reach their full potential.”

― Kirsten Gillibrand

“I cleanse and wash my face thoroughly and apply ice before I start applying my makeup.”

― Kirti Kulhari

“I did not start IC and Inteam to have control over my music. I had control before and after.”

― Klaus Schulze

“When I do my own makeup, I always start with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.”

― Kourtney Kardashian

“If you really want to turn your health around, start juicing today.”

― Kris Carr

“Engineering college students should be encouraged to start entrepreneurial ventures in their second year itself. It is safer to fail while in college.”

― Kris Gopalakrishnan

“After I got into the industry, I got into fashion because before that, I wasn’t really into fashion because I couldn’t really afford anything. After, I got into this industry, and then I could start to afford them. I started to get into more of the high-fashion stuff.”

― Kris Wu

“It seems a little self-involved to be like, ‘Oh, he’s hitting on me.’ Maybe he’s just trying to start up an innocent conversation.”

― Krista Allen

“Obama’s numbers fell by a slightly larger amount over his first few months because he enjoyed much more support right at the start from Republicans, support that eroded quickly.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“As a member of the oldest slice of the Millennial generation, my teenage years spanned the late 1990s through the start of the new millennium. I spent that time watching a lot of MTV’s ‘Total Request Live’, ‘Dawson’s Creek’, and wearing out a dual VHS tape of ‘Titanic’.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“I would never describe Charlotte as a prude – maybe at the start, but that was in comparison to the other girls. She wasn’t willing to do the stuff they were doing – and I mean, thank goodness!”

― Kristin Davis

“I was clear about the fact that my first film should be ‘big,’ since it’s the start of your whole career graph.”

― Kriti Sanon

“Comic-Con fans are so affectionate, and it’s always a lovely way to start a new season.”

― Kunal Nayyar

“You can start from any source material, and you can approach it with a jazz ear, and then it will become a jazz moment.”

― Kurt Elling

“If you start to dwell on your pain, the amount of pain will increase.”

― Kurt Elling

“Even when I haven’t played in a while, I can sit down and start with a chord, and just drop into it. It’s like this tunnel I go into. The zone is where I want to live.”

― Kurt Vile

“This is Sunday, and the question arises, what’ll I start tomorrow?”

― Kurt Vonnegut

“So many guys come onto the scene who aren’t supposed to be there. You pull for one, and then you see there’s another and another and another, and you start to say, ‘Who cares where a player was drafted? He can play football, and he can play at this level.’”

― Kurt Warner

“The difference between doing a remix and an original track is that when you do a remix, you obviously already have the original track as a starting point. But with the originals you start from scratch.”

― Kygo

“2015 has been a crazy year for me, and Spotify have supported me right from the start. It’s an honour to be their Breakout Artist of the year, and I’m super excited to see what we can do together in 2016!”

― Kygo

“I think comedians start off as pranksters or something.”

― Kyle Dunnigan

“It’s hard when you get down. You start pressing a little bit trying to get back in the game.”

― Kyle Korver

“You have to buy into what the team is doing and get lost in that process. When you make it about yourself, that’s when you can start to press a little bit.”

― Kyle Korver

“Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.”

― L. Frank Baum

“You can’t go up to girls and start talking about minor 7ths and expect to pull. It’s not going to work.”

― Labrinth

“The quicker you get acclimated to getting hit and being on the ground, it’s better for you when the games start.”

― LaDainian Tomlinson

“When I had to bury my child, I probably didn’t start grieving until a year and a half later.”

― Lamar Odom

“I’m always nervous when I start a new picture.”

― Lana Turner

“With a genre like film noir, everyone has these assumptions and expectations. And once all of those things are in place, that’s when you can really start to twist it about and mess around with it.”

― Lana Wachowski

“As I got further into my career, as a character of color, if I was going to have the types of opportunities I felt I deserved, and continue to have them, I was going to have to start creating those opportunities for myself.”

― Lance Reddick

“If the car is capable of finishing eighth, then I want to get the most out of the car and put it eighth. If the car is only capable of finishing 13th to start the year, then that has to be our goal.”

― Lance Stroll

“Williams has a long history of nurturing young drivers at the start of their F1 careers.”

― Lance Stroll

“After a lot of laps, you start to get dizzy.”

― Lance Stroll

“The Pirellis you can push for a couple of laps and then you’ve got to start saving. It’s not easy.”

― Lando Norris

“Once you start rooting against somebody, you’re always going to look for the negative in everything they do.”

― Lane Kiffin

“I really do think that getting the golden ticket for ‘American Idol,’ it’s just the start of something really great.”

― La’Porsha Renae

“When I first start writing a song, I usually write the title first, then the song, and I’ll sing the song in my head and think of a visual of the song. If I can’t think of a visual behind the song, I’ll throw the song away.”

― La’Porsha Renae

“I’m going to start these art museums that are basically converted homes, and I have one for modern art, and I have one for 19th century European art, and one for French impressionism. I’ve got Japanese.”

― Larry Ellison

“You know, everybody believes in free speech until you start questioning them about it.”

― Larry Flynt

“After ten or twelve years you can only play something so long and then you start to parody it.”

― Larry Hagman

“I had a band with a girl in New York, and we would go around and do gigs. And then I happened to start getting work as an actress.”

― Laura Bell Bundy

“I think it must be so hard to start your career with everyone going on about how gorgeous you are. To be in that bracket must be so pressurised.”

― Laura Carmichael

“I knew you had to go in and audition and maybe they’d hire you, and that’s where you start. I had a good understanding about press: that it’s the actor’s responsibility to publicize his or her films.”

― Laura Dern

“You can’t start worrying about what’s going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what’s happening now.”

― Lauren Bacall

“I write everything out in longhand in one fast go. And then I throw out the first few and start over again. By the end of the first draft, the whole thing’s messy and disgusting and horrible, but you really understand the foundational stuff.”

― Lauren Groff

“I like all kinds of stories, and I usually work on several stories at once. When I run out of gas on one, I start work on the other.”

― Laurence Yep

“With Alzheimer’s, recent memory is affected first. At the start, you count the memory loss in days, then hours – then in minutes. But there’s also an insidious backward creep of deterioration.”

― Laurie Graham

“When one thing ends, you put it away and start from scratch on the next thing.”

― Laurie Metcalf

“When you’re young and everything dramatic is exciting, you start to believe that hype that, in order to be an artist, you have to suffer. I’ve graduated from that school.”

― Lauryn Hill

“Some day, somebody is going to have to start talking about what happens to us all a decade from now if we let these North Koreans and the Iranians go forward with their nuclear weapons program.”

― Lawrence Eagleburger

“Start with the idea that you can’t repeal the laws of economics. Even if they are inconvenient.”

― Lawrence Summers

“His act may start out slow, but it tapers off.”

― Lawrence Welk

“If you think that there are actually covers that we haven’t done on ‘Glee’ that I could then put on an album… We’ve done everything! Pretty soon we’re just going to have to start doing opera and stuff on the show.”

― Lea Michele

“As a kid, we would drive up and down 77 North – that’s our highway – there would be office buildings on the side of the highway and I’d be like, that’s what my house is going to look like when I get older. I’m going to start making my house look like this.”

― LeBron James

“I have the ‘thing’ worked out – the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact. Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out.”

― Lee Child

“So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.”

― Lee Iacocca

“My life’s been surreal from start to finish.”

― Lee Pearson

“We’ll go in one direction with one album, and then we like to do the opposite right away. But it’s not like we ever have an idea before we start – that would be too artificial. It all starts from just sitting in a room and playing.”

― Lee Ranaldo

“I make movies for grownups. When Hollywood starts making them again, I’ll start acting in them again.”

― Lee Remick

“More and more, more and more digital, in particular, I think you’ll see in our stores next year, as we start combining these digital products and they interface with each other, you’ll see that represented in Wal-Mart.”

― Lee Scott

“Acting isn’t something you do. Instead of doing it, it occurs. If you’re going to start with logic, you might as well give up. You can have conscious preparation, but you have unconscious results.”

― Lee Strasberg

“I never start anything with a really overt, political, or even exactly artistic mission statement.”

― Lena Dunham

“Every time I start feeling sexy I trip.”

― Lena Dunham

“When you’re not as accessible, you get in a tent and get in your own head, and you start doing things that are a little out of touch. I think we’ve seen it happen with certain artists… people can’t touch them; they’re not touching people. They’re only touching people in their circle.”

― Lena Waithe

“I’m fascinated by people who have to reinvent themselves. I did it a few times – I was going to be a physicist before I was passionate about philosophy – and I realized that one more change, and I’m going to start looking like a dilettante.”

― Lenny Abrahamson

“If you fail the first time that’s just a chance to start over again.”

― Lenny Wilkens

“When a hospital isn’t under as much pressure, you start to see things slowing down, and it might take five, six, seven days to get the person discharged, and that’s the length of stay, so it’s all these different factors come into play all the time.”

― Leo Varadkar

“I didn’t start out to become famous, so when it disappeared, I thought, well, that happens sometimes.”

― Leon Russell

“All my writing takes place during the recording of the master tapes. I never do have songs when I start up an album. I actually write them while I record.”

― Leon Russell

“What I’m exploring right now is the subject of my own mortality. It’s an area that I’m curious about, and I’m researching it to see if there’s a photographic essay in it for me. If images don’t start to come, I’ll go to something else.”

― Leonard Nimoy

“I don’t really think about retiring. I will retire just before people start saying, ‘I knew Leonard Slatkin when he conducted well.’”

― Leonard Slatkin

“My films start with images, a few images and a few feelings, and I try to edit them together to see the correspondence between these images and these feelings.”

― Leos Carax

“Entrepreneurs, guys that start businesses, grow with them. It’s more painful than it would appear.”

― Les Wexner

“I’m very lucky to have a husband who cooks, for a start. It’s a good partnership. I met him through a friend, and we just hit it off.”

― Lesley Nicol

“Like any director working today, I started out when somebody took a shot at hiring me. It’s how we all start out – male, female, white or minority.”

― Lesli Linka Glatter

“Before the start of the 2000 season, ‘C.S.I.’ wasn’t supposed to be the hit. We all thought it would be ‘The Fugitive.’”

― Leslie Moonves

“We don’t get to get swept up, because we have to start over every day at 8 o’clock.”

― Leslie Odom, Jr.

“When kids can’t afford to see it anymore maybe we’ll have a whole resurgence of garage bands all over America and this New Wave thing will start to mean something on a grass roots level.”

― Lester Bangs

“As far as a truly radical conscience, you have to take it as part of a larger thing, that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before.”

― Lester Bangs

“We’re a nation of latchkey children. Manners start at home, and no one is at home teaching manners so that children have respect for others.”

― Letitia Baldrige

“Whenever I get the sort of fancy pants idea that I’m doing anything other than pure expression things start to go wrong. When I get too premeditated, things start to go wrong. I just shut that part of my brain off.”

― Lev Yilmaz

“I get an idea about something. I just start thinking about it, and then I get onstage and I talk about it, and then I think about it some more and talk about it some more, and think about it some more and talk about it some more, until it starts to take a shape.”

― Lewis Black

“My star will probably continue to rise, and I will start hanging out with Beyonce and Jay-Z and take them to a Toby Carvery.”

― Lewis Capaldi

“The sooner you start writing songs, the sooner you’ll get better.”

― Lewis Capaldi

“Everybody likes to drink a Coke once in a while; it’s when we run out of everything else to drink and we’re only left with Coke that we need to start worrying.”

― Lexi Alexander

“What’s really amazing is that the showrunner who really got me my start in TV is Andrew Kreisberg. He brought me on to ‘Arrow,’ and he tracked me down because he was a fan of ‘Punisher.’”

― Lexi Alexander

“When I visit local communities, people often complain that they need the approval of several dozen government departments to get something done or to start a business, and people are quite frustrated about this.”

― Li Keqiang

“Particularly in China, I think a lot of people start to realise, OK, what are the things that they truly should value? That’s something that fits perfectly well with what Volvo is offering.”

― Li Shufu

“I don’t know what any of my songs are about. I don’t sit down to write about anything. They’re about whatever you want. I don’t pick subjects. I just start.”

― Liam Gallagher

“I’ve worked with little kid actors before, and when they start crying or anything like that, it makes my job so easy, because you react. A little kid crying, there’s not much else to do.”

― Liam Hemsworth

“When I think about it, I do start to worry about this whole social media thing. It does make me uncomfortable; kids should be out, living their lives, getting out and enjoying themselves.”

― Liam Payne

“I really would like to start a family as well. Whether I can balance the two or have to decide one or the other way, I’m not sure what will happen.”

― Libby Trickett

“You gotta start somewhere. It is what it is. People listen to Soundcloud more than the radio. So why would you put your music on the radio first?”

― Lil Skies

“I wake up, usually start my day off with some very unhealthy McDonald’s.”

― Lil Xan

“I want to open a restaurant, and I want to start selling properties. I want to own some stock.”

― Lil Yachty

“Things start out as hopes and end up as habits.”

― Lillian Hellman

“But I want to start a family one day, and be involved in more charities, helping children.”

― Lily Aldridge

“I love to start the morning with a mist spray, especially after a night out.”

― Lily James

“Before I ever start a job that I’m really excited about, I usually have some sleepless nights or weeks or months. But that anticipation for a person like me… I don’t do so well with a lot of time off.”

― Lily Rabe

“If men can run the world, why can’t they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?”

― Linda Ellerbee

“We’re on the same radius from the Earth, and then we start to swing around to where we’re ahead of them on the velocity vector, so we come in relative to the station from this forward velocity position and dock on to the forward end of the Lab.”

― Linda M. Godwin

“More entrepreneurs are looking to come back to start businesses, and that is where SBA is perfectly positioned to be helping more people to realize their dreams.”

― Linda McMahon

“I love going into the studio with just an idea of the direction. Like, I want this tempo… I love to start from scratch, and the tracks sort of take on a life of their own.”

― Lindsey Stirling

“Skiing takes so much out of me, and when I start a family, I want to do it 100%.”

― Lindsey Vonn

“If you take a reasonable amount of vitamin C regularly, the incidence of the common cold goes down. If you get a cold and start immediately, as soon as you start sneezing and sniffling, the cold just doesn’t get going.”

― Linus Pauling

“Once you start thinking more about where you want to be than about making the best product, you’re screwed.”

― Linus Torvalds

“Some authors, when starting a novel, imagine a place first. Others, a character starts taking shape in their head. I start with a hook, a situation, a ‘what if.’”

― Linwood Barclay

“Once I have a hook I think has potential – enough to spin out more than a hundred thousand words, then I start turning my attention to characters. Who are these people? Why did this thing happen to them? But the hook always comes first.”

― Linwood Barclay

“If you can start and finish a book, then you’re already a million miles ahead of all those people who talk about wanting to write a book.”

― Lisa Jewell

“I kind of knew inside that I wanted to try comedy, but it was a mystery. How do you start? So when I hit 30 and I had done everything I wanted to do in journalism, so I went to a comedy class. I figured I’d learn how to do five minutes and see how it feels.”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“You just don’t want to get pigeon-holed into one position. That’s why even though I start out at center, I may play small forward, if I get a rebound and you’re not there I can bring the ball up.”

― Lisa Leslie

“My writing process is chaos. I usually start with an overarching theme. Then I establish several story threads, but I don’t outline. I just start writing and keep notes for what may come. It’s an organic process that’s usually pretty flexible.”

― Lisa Lutz

“I tend to start books with a very broad outline, but I always leave room for happy accidents. With ‘The Passenger,’ there were perhaps too many of those.”

― Lisa Lutz

“Navient/Sallie Mae treated student loan borrowers unfairly from start to finish.”

― Lisa Madigan

“We live in a world where there are many risks, and it’s high time we start taking seriously which ones we should be worried about.”

― Lisa Randall

“When I did start writing books, I didn’t realize it, but the girls that grew up watching the show became moms.”

― Lisa Whelchel

“First I became U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for WHO, and that was in 2005. And then, about a year or so later, I decided to start my foundation.”

― Liya Kebede

“Make an account, start uploading videos, and then be yourself; it’s very cliche, but no one else can do it.”

― Liza Koshy

“I have got lots of silver medals, from Delhi in 2010 and London in 2012, so it would be nice to pick up some golds, and the Commonwealth Games is a great place to start.”

― Lizzie Armitstead

“We certainly had an upheaval at the start of the Great Depression, and that resulted in a lot of financial reform, but it wasn’t done in one stroke, and it wasn’t done immediately. The Depression was in 1929 and resulted in the Securities and Exchange Act of ’33, ’34, ’35, ’37, ’39, and ’41.”

― Lloyd Blankfein

“With too much wash and wear, sweaters get fuzzy or start to pill. Having a fabric shaver is a game changer. It makes my sweaters look brand-new.”

― Logan Browning

“I start every day reviewing priorities, prepping for meetings, and getting updated on key projects.”

― Logan Green

“When I’m standing in a stadium packed with 80,000 screaming fans, I can’t just whip out my Bible before I run. That’s when I start praying! It’s so loud that I can’t even hear what I’m saying, but it always helps.”

― Lolo Jones

“I tend to start with a full set of lyrics, and then my producer, Joel Little, and I work on the music collaboratively.”

― Lorde

“I try to visit people in hospitals when I can, smiling and joking while I’m there. But when I leave, I just start crying.”

― Loretta Lynn

“Police departments, since the start of the history of this country, have been used to enforce unconstitutional laws that were designed to discriminate against communities of color and particularly African Americans.”

― Lori Lightfoot

“It is always a battle; it doesn’t matter in which club or which position. If you don’t perform well, even when you start, you might lose your spot in any position.”

― Loris Karius

“Sometimes the character will go into a completely different direction than I expected once the cameras start rolling. That’s what I love about what I do.”

― Lorraine Toussaint

“The start of Bundesliga season is always exciting, as it’s a fresh start for all teams fighting for the title.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“’One Part Lullaby.’ It was our big major-label record. People reference it quite a bit, but it did absolutely nothing. It’s like the ‘Kids’ soundtrack. It did nothing. It didn’t start anything for me.”

― Lou Barlow

“If you’re successful in what you do over a period of time, you’ll start approaching records, but that’s not what you’re playing for. You’re playing to challenge and be challenged.”

― Lou Brock

“I always lived with guitarists. When they would leave, I would just pick up their acoustic guitars and start doing finger picking and write.”

― Lou Doillon

“It’s hard to start from the bottom.”

― Lou Duva

“A lot of times Mick will play me different things, or I’ll listen to a cassette, and out of twenty ideas or whatever, I’ll find two or three that are just blowing me away, and we’ll start working on them right away.”

― Lou Gramm

“People get successful and they start saying, ‘Well of course I am! I was chosen! I’m special!’ No, you’re not.”

― Louis C. K.

“There’s 4,000-plus stocks out there, and sometimes it gets a little confusing. And we like them to start with the portfolio grader, but if they’d like to see how I use the system and pick stocks – we offer that as well.”

― Louis Navellier

“The networked world offers the promise that maybe the information technology industry will start to, for the first time in a decade or so, address CEO-level issues.”

― Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

“I’m interested in form, in the shape of things. And in commitment to the degree of never letting go the quest for the meaning of things. That can come off as beauty and style, but that’s not where I start from.”

― Luca Guadagnino

“I am somebody who never came close to a physical altercation, because I was too scared of even getting near one – I’d probably just start crying.”

― Lucas Hedges

“There’s sort of a very symbiotic thing that happens on good TV shows with great writers, which is that they start to sort of embrace who the actors are and try to make the roles more specific to what they bring and what they can do.”

― Lucas Neff

“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”

― Lucille Ball

“Head Start is designed to ensure that all children – regardless of their family’s income, race, or ethnic background – are able to enter kindergarten ready to learn.”

― Lucille Roybal-Allard

“I have long been a supporter of the Head Start program because each and every year I witness the dramatic positive impact that early intervention services have on children’s lives in my congressional district.”

― Lucille Roybal-Allard

“During consideration in the Education and the Workforce Committee this year, Democrats and Republicans worked constructively together to improve the delivery of Head Start services to the target populations.”

― Lucille Roybal-Allard

“Whenever I start an acting job and talk to my fellow actors, and I tell them I am from Nottingham, they guess I’m from the Workshop, it’s so well known.”

― Lucy Carless

“One of the first things I want do when I start writing music for a film is to create its own sound world, its own music world.”

― Ludwig Goransson

“I never used to get calls from artists or labels, but once you have a top 20 hit, you start getting them.”

― Ludwig Goransson

“I only live in my music, and I have scarcely begun one thing when I start on another. As I am now working, I am often engaged on three or four things at the same time.”

― Ludwig van Beethoven

“I block out a good amount of time – could be 6 or 8 months – and I just write. I do a lot of traveling, and I do a lot of co-writing with different writers just to start getting ideas out and kind of get a little bit of direction as far as where I’m going to go with the album.”

― Luis Fonsi

“If you are opposed to immigration or support strictly punitive immigration measures, you cannot even start a conversation about other issues with most Latino voters.”

― Luis Gutierrez

“As I sit down and start to work, I often panic. I stare at the empty piece of music paper. How can I say that my piece will be ready for performance next January when I do not have a recipe for making it happen?”

― Lukas Foss

“If you’re gonna start a story, you start from the beginning, right?”

― Luke Evans

“I didn’t really start thinking about the need to stay in shape until my 30s.”

― Luke Goss

“To be stronger, you finish everything you start. You can’t take a break.”

― Luke Rockhold

“I start kind of stiff, and then I understand the movement, the distance, and then I can start loosening up. That’s how fighting should be. That’s how I try to keep my mind.”

― Luke Rockhold

“I’ve had to take out a couple of loans; I’m not gonna lie. I want to pay off my debts. I want to start stacking some cash and set myself up for the future.”

― Luke Rockhold

“When I first was trying to play the clubs around Houston to start playing my own songs, songwriters like Eric Taylor and Vince Bell and Townes Van Zandt and Don Sanders were just really encouraging to me and would let me sit in with them during their sets and introduce me to the person that owned and booked the club.”

― Lyle Lovett

“When I work on a book, I usually start with a question. And I don’t sit around and go ‘I need to write a book. What’s a good question?’ It will be a question that’s just clanging around in my head. So for ‘What It Is,’ it was this idea of ‘What is an image?’”

― Lynda Barry

“We have to start spreading that news – that real men change poopy diapers and coach the soccer team and let their daughters paint toenails all kinds of colours.”

― Lynda Carter

“It’s common for cultural shifts to start with young, urban adopters before going mainstream.”

― Lynn Jurich

“Before I start, I create a set list that I listen to while I’m writing. For ‘Intimate Apparel,’ I loaded Erik Satie, Scott Joplin, klezmer music, and the American jazz performer and composer Reginald Robinson.”

― Lynn Nottage

“I’ve seen so many photographers rush to do books the minute they start shooting, but one great thing about photography is that the images don’t go away, so the more I sit with these images, the more I learn which ones have had the most impact.”

― Lynsey Addario

“The more I photographed Muslim women, the more I was able to metaphorically strip away the burqas and hijabs, and start chipping away at the profound misconceptions that existed in other parts of the world about these women and their culture.”

― Lynsey Addario

“Any number of scoundrels, having money enough to start with, can establish themselves as a ‘government’; because, with money, they can hire soldiers, and with soldiers extort more money; and also compel general obedience to their will.”

― Lysander Spooner

“Don’t send out a newsletter just to send out a newsletter. One newsletter a year that is really interesting is more beneficial than 12 that are boring. If you write two or three boring newsletters in a row, your readers will start to think you write boring books.”

― M. J. Rose

“When I sit down to write, I know everything I need to know… I start writing, and within 30 seconds or 60 seconds, I’m watching a movie. I’m not making this stuff up; the characters are acting it out,and I’m just writing it down.”

― M. J. Rose

“A good ground rule for writing in any genre is, start with a form, then undermine its confidence in itself. Ask what it’s afraid of, what it’s trying to hide – then write that.”

― M. John Harrison

“I would say that many architects are very logical. They start their process from analysis and from rational processes to try and find the ‘right’ answer, like solving a mathematic equation.”

― Ma Yansong

“I think I would encourage leaders to start working with communities in order to inoculate angry, young teenagers.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“My upbringing was completely liberal from the start. In fact, I didn’t even have a Muslim identity.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“We should start by allowing drilling in Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge. It can provide billions of barrels of recoverable oil and trillions of cubic feet of recoverable natural gas.”

― Mac Thornberry

“I think – more than anything, I think I’d really like to start producing and be in charge of the stuff that I want to see in the world and the stuff that interests me.”

― Mackenzie Davis

“I want to go to film college to learn about the departments and how everything works. Then I’m going to start directing.”

― Mackenzie Foy

“We poured our whole hearts into ‘Start Here,’ and I cannot wait to just show our fans the whole Maddie & Tae spiel.”

― Maddie Marlow

“There’s a point where you’re going after something so wholeheartedly that you start getting discouraged when there’s no results or when no one’s taking interest.”

― Maddie Marlow

“I start off by cleansing with the Biore Baking Soda Acne Cleansing Foam. I’ve tried so many different acne products and what I love about this one is it’s very gentle and won’t dry your skin out, all while keeping acne in check.”

― Madelaine Petsch

“One of my favorite feelings is the sense I get from pouring over parts of my past before lighting them up and leaving it all behind me to start over again.”

― Madi Diaz

“I think it’s especially hard when you start at an academy, because everything is decided for you. And then when you go with U.S.T.A., there’s only so many decisions you can make.”

― Madison Keys

“I think when I start thinking about results, I stop playing the right way because I start getting too nervous.”

― Madison Keys

“You can almost get overwhelmed if you start focusing on Serena being on the other side of the court.”

― Madison Keys

“I try to live in the moment and not overthink things because then you start putting yourself in situations that you don’t want to be in pressure-wise.”

― Madison Keys

“I was very energetic and very small. I didn’t start growing until the last year of high school.”

― Mads Mikkelsen

“What we find is that if you have a goal that is very, very far out, and you approach it in little steps, you start to get there faster. Your mind opens up to the possibilities.”

― Mae Jemison

“The general message would be to say to all these young people: If you have entrepreneurial aspirations, there is money, there are consumers, there is a huge market. The only thing you need to do is to go there and start doing things.”

― Maelle Gavet

“Women who start out as ugly ducklings don’t become beautiful swans. What they mainly become is confident ducks. They take charge of their lives.”

― Maeve Binchy

“I didn’t actually start playing the banjo until I was in high school.”

― Maggie Rogers

“My first and only experience in baseball, the coach signed me up; he didn’t tell me there’s a thing called the curveball. I didn’t know that. So the ball’s coming at me and I start backing out, and then it broke inside. And the umpire says, ‘Strike one!’ And I’m saying, ‘How is that a strike? It almost hit me!’”

― Magic Johnson

“One of the most obvious reasons to start using timber rather than concrete is that it’s the one commonly grown and therefore exceptionally renewable building material that we have available to us. And it acts as storage for carbon dioxide.”

― Magnus Larsson

“Free press is not absolute. In this country, we say clearly if you start stirring up racial hatred, then we will put a stop to it. We might even close down your paper, because these things can only lead to a lot of riots and bloodshed.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“Start the practice of self-control with some penance; begin with fasting.”

― Mahavira

“I got out of grad school in 2000. I was about 26 years old. I’ve always said that I was late to acting because I didn’t really start doing it in a focused way until I was in my early 20s.”

― Mahershala Ali

“A lot of actors know they want to be actors a little bit earlier on. I didn’t even really start studying until I was about 22.”

― Mahershala Ali

“I always believe that one can’t interfere in another’s work. Once I start work on any film, I surrender myself completely and blindly follow the director.”

― Mahesh Babu

“I’d love to start doing some films and really kind of pursue acting as much as possible. That’s really where my main focus is.”

― Maia Mitchell

“The first place to start is on enforcement. We who got the ADA passed did the hard part, the heavy lifting.”

― Major Owens

“People who draw tend to think they’re craftsmen, so they really want to hang onto their pens and papers, but it’s not terribly productive. To be honest with you, it’s faster and easier to start with the computer.”

― Makoto Shinkai

“Normally, I’m a grumpy old man – whenever I read about celebrity, I start to grind my teeth and pull my hair; it seems synonymous with idiocy.”

― Mal Peet

“What you’ve got to do is recognize that you don’t control everything for a start, you’ve got to play the cards you’re dealt, the hand of cards you’re dealt, as best you can, and that’s what I always seek to do.”

― Malcolm Turnbull

“In the Muslim world, I had seen that men with white complexions were more genuinely brotherly than anyone else had ever been. That… was the start of a radical alteration in my whole outlook about ‘white men.’”

― Malcolm X

“I think fan fiction is the way most writers start, and the same goes for music and design.”

― Malorie Blackman

“One of my brothers, Eric, who is one year older than me, was actually the first one to start boxing, and being the youngest sibling, I wanted to do what he did, so I pushed my parents to let me join.”

― Mandy Bujold

“I think that whenever we’re physical, not just in yoga, I think that physical exercise brings up a lot of emotional things. If someone’s in a spinning class, they might just start crying. That just happens.”

― Mandy Ingber

“With a lot of young entrepreneurs, it always start rotten, but then something good happens – but do you keep it good?”

― Mannie Fresh

“I decided to start my channel because my followers on Instagram told me that they wanted to learn how I did the looks I was wearing! So I started YouTube for my Mannyacs, and the rest is history!”

― Manny MUA

“I didn’t start wearing makeup until I was in my early 20s, so I never realized that makeup ‘wasn’t for boys,’ as many social norms say.”

― Manny MUA

“I would really want all my films to make money. But this weekend calculation is the most dangerous thing because, based on the amount collected in the first weekend, they start declaring the film a hit or a flop. It can’t be.”

― Manoj Bajpayee

“People should start appreciating films where women are at the centre.”

― Manoj Bajpayee

“The fitness builds the foundation for me as an actor to have clarity. Fitness has always been the base of where I start off as a performer.”

― Manu Bennett

“After matches, the highlights show mostly the goals, scoring chances, assists. The spectator tends not to remember that, as a goalkeeper, I make difficult saves at great risk and start moves with my efforts.”

― Manuel Neuer

“For me, I start at the place that my characters are human. I start at the place that they are onions that are layered and meant to be peeled, just as we as human beings are.”

― Mara Brock Akil

“There was a point in the late ’90s where all the graduating M.B.A.’s wanted to start companies in Silicon Valley, and for the most part they were not actually qualified to do it.”

― Marc Andreessen

“I think 2012 is the year when consumers all around the world start saying no to feature phones and start saying yes to smartphones.”

― Marc Andreessen

“As always, we start off with asking, ‘What’s a good episode?’ We don’t think about timing, and we don’t think about logistics. We just think about what would be good.”

― Marc Guggenheim

“I went to Northampton College of Further Education. I left there – when I was 16, I left Kingsthorpe Upper – and I went and did a diploma in performing arts, so it was my start in the training process to becoming an actor.”

― Marc Warren

“Man can never expect to start from scratch; he must start from ready-made things, like even his own mother and father.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“One must pass through the network of influence. One is obligated to be influenced, and one accepts this influence very naturally. From the start, one doesn’t realize this. The first thing to know: one doesn’t realize one is influenced. One thinks he is already liberated, and one is far from it!”

― Marcel Duchamp

“I’ve always remembered ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ so clearly, which isn’t the case with most other children’s books. ‘Wild Things’ was a favorite from the start.”

― Marcel Dzama

“People want to download publications quickly and read them without cruft. Publications that started in print carry too much baggage and usually have awful apps. ‘The Magazine’ was designed from the start to be streamlined, natively digital, and respectful of readers’ time and attention.”

― Marco Arment

“When things are going well, they start saying you’re the best, but as soon as things go wrong, suddenly you are the worst.”

― Marco Asensio

“Real Madrid are the most successful club in the world, and from the start, you know you have to be prepared and to give everything for the shirt.”

― Marco Asensio

“I usually start from the most general to the more specific. I’ll get an emotional overview for the film as a whole, trying to pinpoint what the musical identity is and come up with thematic ideas – any ideas that identify as succinctly as possible what the film is.”

― Marco Beltrami

“Let’s stop talking about new taxes and start talking about creating new taxpayers, which basically means jobs.”

― Marco Rubio

“As soon as you get traded, you kind of start thinking where you’re going to live, your family, you have to pack.”

― Marco Scutaro

“I have learnt that I am incapable of packing the right amount of clothing, probably because I start 10 minutes before I’m supposed to leave, and that I truly hate airports.”

― Marcus Brigstocke

“You have to assign specific tasks to everybody so you don’t bump into each other and start arguing about silliness.”

― Marcus Lemonis

“I guess we’d better start getting used to the consequences and permit the American liberals to squeak and squeal us to ultimate defeat.”

― Marcus Luttrell

“When you start messing with the Constitution and what this country was founded on – our baseline is what we call it – it just opens up too many doors.”

― Marcus Luttrell

“If we became buddies, obviously I’d start throwing some cracks at Him.”

― Marcus Luttrell

“Very few entrepreneurs start their business on the back of market research. Instead, they have tremendous zeitgeist, honed by paying attention to where they are.”

― Margaret Heffernan

“I didn’t really start appreciating Picasso until a few years back. I didn’t like him at all. But now I can see this world is crazy.”

― Margaret Keane

“By the start of August 1914, it was dawning on the British that a major war was about to break out on mainland Europe. Public opinion and, crucially, the cabinet was deeply divided on whether to intervene or stay out.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“If you start thinking war is inevitable, then in your own times, you don’t resist it as strongly as you should.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“In Endless Quest books, you start the plot, and the character has to make choices. Then you have to write one choice over here, one choice over there. The author might get one or two choices out.”

― Margaret Weis

“The musicians recommend that I sing a sing the way it is written the first time and then start to look for other notes that aren’t in the melody.”

― Margaret Whiting

“It’s impossible to start making a weapon only when the war already started!”

― Margarita Simonyan

“When people start reconfiguring marriage, there’s no going back.”

― Margo Jefferson

“Once avant-garde artists receive official recognition, they start a double life. In one, they inspire younger artists to do more. In the other, they inspire a mass of imitators who make the work respectable and exclusionary. The artists and their art become intellectual brand names.”

― Margo Jefferson

“In Europe, we would congratulate anyone who is successful. But congratulations stop if we find that you start to misuse a dominant position.”

― Margrethe Vestager

“When a person in a Russian prison decides to start speaking, to start speaking the truth – they start to reject oppression.”

― Maria Alyokhina

“If you take the more general role of going to local stations around the country in Montana or South Carolina or wherever, and start in the local news, it’s a lot more difficult to get to the stories that you want to really cover.”

― Maria Menounos

“Christmas is always the most fun. I start looking forward to Christmas before it’s even summertime.”

― Mariah Carey

“If I just want to ‘start a conversation,’ I don’t need to run for office. As a matter of fact, it could be argued that many people are more open to hearing you if you’re not running for office.”

― Marianne Williamson

“Most of us start out with a positive attitude and a plan to do our best.”

― Marilu Henner

“We should all start to live before we get too old.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“Depending on how we start the season, I can play center or wing… It doesn’t matter to me.”

― Mario Lemieux

“When you start a scene, and you don’t really know where you’re going to go, that’s a roller-coaster.”

― Marion Cotillard

“My memories of being nine or ten years old are especially vivid, since this is the time when you have a real sense of who you are – before the self-conscious preteen years start.”

― Marissa Moss

“I loved playing with the mix of fantastical inventions and real ones. I hope kids will start logbooks to record their own creations.”

― Marissa Moss

“That’s the story of life – when you start enjoying people, it’s always too late.”

― Marjane Satrapi

“My default answer to most of the questions my kids ask me is ‘no.’ I just start with ‘no.’ I let them fight for it a little bit.”

― Mark Consuelos

“The start is crucial, really, but the entire race is crucial. There is not any room for error. If there is one bad stroke, you regularly lose the race.”

― Mark de Jonge

“I would say if you have a dream – and whether that is you want to be some sort of artist, or you want to start a start-up or a business, anything that very much feels like it’s uniquely yours and you may not be able to get traction going through traditional channels – the way to do it is to build it brick by brick on your own in microsteps.”

― Mark Duplass

“Going out and volunteering sounds simple, but many people don’t volunteer because they don’t know where to start.”

― Mark Foster

“If kids like a picture book, they’re going to read it at least 50 times. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed.”

― Mark Haddon

“I used to write exclusively with one particular Montblanc fountain pen, although lately I have had to use a roller-tip fountain pen, because I find it harder and harder to control the fine muscles of my right hand during prolonged periods of work. I buy boxes of Deluxe Uni-ball pens, use them until they start to drag, and then change.”

― Mark Helprin

“I was the first WWE developmental talent. When I moved to Connecticut to start training, I had no idea what wrestling was other than what I saw as a fan.”

― Mark Henry

“Sometimes the manager actually is the glue that holds everything together, and when you take that manager out, sometimes that’s when things start to go really wrong.”

― Mark Hughes

“Whenever I start something, I try to finish it.”

― Mark Hunt

“That first loss in the UFC was a tough one. I hadn’t fought in a year, and you start again, different organisation, different scenario, and it all plays into it.”

― Mark Hunt

“I play shows sometimes, and if everything’s connecting, I start blabbing to the audience about anything. Between songs, talking about things in my personal life, or whatever. But there are other situations where I feel a little closed-off. It’s really kind of a day-to-day thing.”

― Mark Kozelek

“I wanted ‘Imitations’ to be a fully realized record from start to finish, with a cohesive sound and a sequence that took you from one song to the other, just like I would with a record of original stuff.”

― Mark Lanegan

“I think most people who try to start a business, they realise very quickly that one of the biggest hurdles is having to be self-determined.”

― Mark Manson

“I chose to be retired. I chose to start a family. That was one of the biggest reasons I got away from the game of baseball. I wanted to start a family. I was happy.”

― Mark McGwire

“Baseball was a chapter in my life, and now I’m excited to start another chapter as a hitting coach.”

― Mark McGwire

“If Democrats start consistently winning Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada, the electoral outlook for Republicans in the future is mighty bleak.”

― Mark McKinnon

“Let’s start with the athlete, Nike’s original and most important collaborator. To us, everything starts with the insight. That’s why we work with the deepest roster of athletes, to gain the most profound understanding of what’s needed to perform.”

― Mark Parker

“I didn’t start making music in order to be famous.”

― Mark Ronson

“If I don’t go to mass, necessarily, every day, but I definitely go to the church every day. That’s how I start my day. I like to get in there for about 15 to 20 minutes and say my prayers.”

― Mark Wahlberg

“Every ongoing character has to start somewhere.”

― Mark Waid

“Years ago, I was asked to come up to do a store signing in Vermont. The short version is the two younger guys who own the store pick me up at the airport and start driving me around Vermont, showing me the sights and the textile mills and the restaurants, and the punchline is there’s no store. There is no store!”

― Mark Waid

“In a perfect world, I’d like to start running comics for kids – by kids.”

― Mark Waid

“I read things and imagine them and then kind of start trying to kind of take what I imagine and make it visual for everybody else to see. It just happens to be my personal vision, and every person’s is going to be different, every book reader.”

― Mark Waters

“Unlike other young actors I’ve worked with who will remain nameless, Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry would never go out partying after work, but would immediately hunker down to start working on the reams of labyrinthine dialogue they had to navigate for the next day’s work.”

― Mark Waters

“I had a slow start at West Ham, that’s right. I came here and expectations were high because the fans were not quite happy with it. But as football players we have to deal with the pressure.”

― Marko Arnautovic

“I like to tell students, ‘I didn’t burst on to the literary scene.’ I’m never good at things at the beginning. I was terrible at the start. I need to work and work.”

― Markus Zusak

“I’ve heard some writers say things like, ‘Well, I’m a professional writer. I only start books I know I can finish.’ I look at it maybe the other way: I only want to write books I’m not sure I can write.”

― Markus Zusak

“It’s fascinating for us women to begin looking at our lives in five-year plans. It really does help you keep on track. If that’s too hard, start with a two-year plan.”

― Marlo Thomas

“I always try to give everything for the team, whether I start or don’t start.”

― Marouane Fellaini

“Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power – a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.”

― Marsha Sinetar

“In 2008, A.J. Schnack recruited Thom Powers to start the Cinema Eye Honors to recognize the artistry and craft that go into making documentary films.”

― Marshall Curry

“When we stop thinking about ourselves, when we stop being so devoted to ‘me,’ we can start behaving in a way that actually benefits others!”

― Marshall Goldsmith

“If I grew up with a dysfunctional family, I would eventually start a book club.”

― Martha MacIsaac

“Maybe I’ll start a little group of us that’s called the Don’t Do Stupid Stuff caucus. I’m going to be in the D.D.S.S. caucus. I’m going to lead it. There’s no reason for us to be doing stupid things that are not getting us anywhere.”

― Martha McSally

“In Japan, it becomes a huge issue in terms of not just the government and its protest against the United States, but all different groups and all different peoples in Japan start to protest.”

― Martha Smith

“I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed.”

― Martha Stewart

“Nobody just flops a complete ‘Doc Martin’ script on the desk. They all have to be taken apart and all the apologizing taken out. Because it’s hard to have a protagonist that doesn’t really like anyone and nobody really likes him; it’s a hard premise to start from.”

― Martin Clunes

“I know very few people who have literally improvised a film from start to finish.”

― Martin Freeman

“When I was nine, ten, I was super young, but I installed a program on my computer so I could start producing music. I just started messing around. Then, after a couple of years, I got better. I actually learned some tricks, so I knew what I was doing instead of just messing.”

― Martin Garrix

“The hardest part for me is to finish a track. I start new projects all the time.”

― Martin Garrix

“I sit down and create atmospheres, start playing guitar or piano and just sing whatever comes out of my mouth.”

― Martin Gore

“The reason why China forecasting has such a poor track record is that Westerners constantly invoke the model and experience of the West to explain China, and it is a false prophet. Until we start trying to understand China on its own terms, rather than as a Western-style nation in the making, we will continue to get it wrong.”

― Martin Jacques

“A lot of the time with an independent production, you go onto the set, and you rehearse it in front of the crew, and at that point, the cinematographer takes over. You start accommodating the camera instead of the camera accommodating you.”

― Martin Landau

“I guess I’ve accepted that theatre is never going to be edgy in the way I want it to be. It’s too expensive for a start. And, the audience seems to be complicit in the dullness.”

― Martin McDonagh

“We recognised from the start that we couldn’t just stay in the U.K. and Ireland markets. We have always looked to the products of the future. I’ve always said, ‘If you don’t innovate, you’ll evaporate.’”

― Martin Naughton

“Every child should be given a strong start to their education.”

― Martin O’Malley

“I think a few hundred years from now we’ll start having the ‘posthuman’ era of different species.”

― Martin Rees

“People have to start talking to know more about other cultures and to understand each other.”

― Martin Scorsese

“I always wanted to start a public company and make a lot of money.”

― Martin Shkreli

“I didn’t realize until I was doing commentary what a gladiator-like competition tennis is – other than no one dies. The crowd is waiting for the players to come, and they walk through the tunnel, and they get on the court, and they get out their rackets, their weapons, and now they start.”

― Martina Navratilova

“I have stayed active. I do keep moving. But I should start swimming more. Great exercise.”

― Marv Levy

“As each year and debate passes, more broadband companies will start to see that their future lies not in restricting an open Internet but in betting on it.”

― Marvin Ammori

“From the time I could play the piano, I remember trying to write tunes. They were in my head, and I would just sit down and start noodling. Next thing I knew, I had written a melody.”

― Marvin Hamlisch

“Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone.”

― Mary Astor

“I was 11 when I started Latin – not like boys, who start early at prep school. At 14, you had to choose whether to start Greek and drop German, but my mum made a fuss, and I took Latin, Greek, French, and German at O-level, which meant I didn’t do much science.”

― Mary Beard

“Before the start of each new series, I go shopping for my ‘Bake Off’ wardrobe. I’ve got increasingly confident with my look and now wear much more colour than I did at the start.”

― Mary Berry

“You cannot contract to sell a baby. If they legalize this contract they may soon start bringing poor women in from other countries just to be breeders.”

― Mary Beth Whitehead

“If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.”

― Mary Douglas

“I didn’t start thinking about what I wanted to do professionally until I was 17. I was a hippie, but I did write.”

― Mary Gaitskill

“If I start tracing, I bet I will find a writer in my family tree.”

― Mary Gauthier

“I try to start drinking water as soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning.”

― Mary Kay Andrews

“I usually don’t mind giving autographs, but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you, it’s time to seek shelter.”

― Mary Lou Retton

“Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.”

― Mary Manin Morrissey

“Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.”

― Mary Martin

“I start lighting pine-scented candles the day after Halloween.”

― Mary Page Keller

“I used to start re-arranging my school uniform, hitching up my skirt to be more exciting-looking.”

― Mary Quant

“I have not eaten a lot of insects. I ate a termite in Africa, but it was on a bet. It was a soldier termite. It was alive, and I don’t really recommend the live soldier termite as something you want to start with if you’re going to start exploring eating insects.”

― Mary Roach

“Whenever we start a new TV series, there’s also a lot of question marks, and part of that is finding who you are.”

― Mary Steenburgen

“Japanese chefs believe our soul goes into our knives once we start using them. You wouldn’t put your soul in a dishwasher!”

― Masaharu Morimoto

“I started Softbank in 1981, a year and a half after I came back from the United States, after graduating from Berkeley. I wanted to start my own company when I came back to Japan.”

― Masayoshi Son

“If Japanese cannot have new babies quick enough, then the government should start importing workers faster.”

― Masayoshi Son

“Traditional companies have to start looking into themselves to offer more opportunities in their companies by starting new subsidiaries and joint ventures.”

― Masayoshi Son

“We need to start from a presupposition: namely, that there is no ‘better’ football and no ‘worse’ kind of football, just different styles and cultures that belong to each country.”

― Massimiliano Allegri

“Some of the best news stories start in gossip. Monica Lewinsky certainly was gossip in the beginning. I had heard it months before I printed it.”

― Matt Drudge

“If we become better with carbon capture technology, I think we can start a global trend toward carbon awareness.”

― Matt Gaetz

“We did ‘The Simpsons Movie,’ which took almost four years; it was the same people that do the TV show, and it just killed us. So that’s why there hasn’t been a second movie. But I imagine if the show ever does go off the air, they’ll start doing movies.”

― Matt Groening

“I have a 48-hour rule. No drinking two days before a start. But those other days? Yes, I’m gonna go out. If I was locked up in my house all week, I don’t know what I’d be like on the baseball field.”

― Matt Harvey

“In this business, the minute you start feeling comfortable about the show you’re doing or the ratings you’re getting, you’re in big trouble.”

― Matt Lauer

“People might start with LiveJournal or Blogger, but if they get serious, they’ll graduate to WordPress. We try to cater to the more powerful users.”

― Matt Mullenweg

“The beauty of open-source is that you can pick up right where someone left off and start right there.”

― Matt Mullenweg

“There are 100 million blogs in the world, and it’s part of my job as the co-founder of WordPress to help many more people start blogging.”

― Matt Mullenweg

“I think when you start changing things, you’re not being yourself.”

― Matt Nagy

“I like playing characters that have a prickly armor because when you start to see the cracks and some heart come out, it gives the audience something to look forward to.”

― Matt Passmore

“Once you secure that border, then we can start doing an analysis of what we are going to do with all of the folks that got here illegally.”

― Matt Rosendale

“The federal government is far larger than the Founding Fathers ever intended it to be. We have racked up over $16 trillion of debt through wasteful spending, and it is time that we cut that waste and start reducing the size of our government.”

― Matt Salmon

“On immigration, the League and Five Star’s positions start from notable distances.”

― Matteo Salvini

“I’ve thought about writing, but it hasn’t happened yet. It’s like schoolwork – you start doing your revisions two nights before you’re compelled to turn it in.”

― Matthew Goode

“I don’t start out making films with a certain goal in mind.”

― Matthew Heineman

“There are many programs specifically aimed at helping people in poverty start a business.”

― Matthew Lesko

“You want to be a writer? Start writing. You want to be a filmmaker? Start shooting stuff on your phone right now.”

― Matthew McConaughey

“When I’m surfing, I’m sure not thinking about the paparazzi. I guess if they start getting on floaties and coming out there in the water, then I might be a little upset.”

― Matthew McConaughey

“Like many of the ideas that mattered in the American Revolution, extraterrestrials got their start in antiquity. The Greek philosopher Epicurus speculated that the universe must be infinite, eternal and abounding in ‘worlds’ just like our own.”

― Matthew Stewart

“High-concept one-liners were huge when I got my start in the film industry.”

― Matthew Vaughn

“It’s during dream sleep where we start to actually take the sting out of difficult, even traumatic, emotional experiences that we’ve been having. And sleep almost divorces that emotional, bitter rind from the memory experiences that we’ve had during the day.”

― Matthew Walker

“I wanted to start a menswear line of slim-fitting, luxury cashmere jumpers in a range of great colours.”

― Matthew Williamson

“As soon as I hear the word ‘competition’ I get serious and start doing everything that I can do.”

― Maureen McCormick

“My approach has never been to start from theories to arrive at facts, but on the contrary, to try to bring out from the facts the explanatory thread without which they appear incomprehensible and elude effective action.”

― Maurice Allais

“When I was very young, I had to start to working to help my family, while my friends were studying. Since then, I have felt the urgency to escape from every dependency situation.”

― Maurizio Cattelan

“I believe in finishing what I start; not being able to do that makes me feel weak.”

― Mawra Hocane

“We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.”

― Max Beerbohm

“A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener’s mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn’t expect to go.”

― Max Eastman

“When I start running my mouth, I start running facts. I start giving guys numbers. I start giving guys ideas of where I come from and where I work.”

― Max Holloway

“As fame becomes more democratized, we might all have to start struggling with the powers, anxieties, and responsibilities of being a minor celeb.”

― Max Joseph

“There are immense numbers of potential entrepreneurs who can start their own businesses among the people who are working in large organisations.”

― Max McKeown

“As racing drivers, you always have those moments that it gets a bit heated, but then you start from zero again.”

― Max Verstappen

“I have to say it was a very good start, a very good first season. I enjoyed it a lot, scored good points and gained a lot of experience.”

― Max Verstappen

“Hiroshima has become a metaphor not just for nuclear war but for war and destruction and violence toward civilians. It’s not just the idea we should not use nuclear arms. We should not start another war because it’s madness.”

― Max von Sydow

“I start with the music before I start writing the movie. It’s such an important part for me, emotionally, to set up the tone for the movie.”

― Max Winkler

“I saw the real difference between politicians who supported programs like Head Start and those who didn’t. I started getting really excited about politics.”

― Maxine Waters

“To be honest, it’s considered very late to start acting at 11 and a half, for the industry. Most kids are doing it from toddlerhood on.”

― Mayim Bialik

“Prince was my first crush, and my first love, but we didn’t start to get serious until I turned 18. He was very respectful.”

― Mayte Garcia

“When you start learning how to give when you’re young, when you get older it is second nature. Just like stealing. Start young and you keep on stealing forever. Ask my politicians.”

― Mechai Viravaidya

“I was too lazy to start a whole new story, so I just stuck a princess into the story I was working on… and The Princess Diaries was born!”

― Meg Cabot

“I am an insomniac. I wake up at 6 or 6:30 and get out of bed immediately. The coffee starts right away. Then I get to the computer as quickly as possible. I like to start writing when I’m still half-asleep, in a state between dreaming and waking.”

― Megan Abbott

“I feel like it’s such an exercise in, like, several things to read a ton of ‘Cosmo’s or ‘Glamour’s or whatever, all at once. Because you start realizing how they’re just talking about nothing for many pages, and they sort of lull you into this hypnotic state.”

― Megan Amram

“We have two boys, and one of our kids is much more interested in history and stories, so if you want him to do some calculations about lenses, you would start talking to him about Galileo… Then he would be into the lenses, but if you just start talking to him about lenses, he might not stay with you.”

― Megan Smith

“At the start of each week, I generally cook a box of quinoa, and while it’s simmering, I saute onions, garlic and any veggies I have on hand in a separate pan. I season the vegetables with Spike, a seasoning blend my mom always used when I was growing up, or a little Bragg Liquid Aminos. I always add crushed red pepper and chopped fresh herbs.”

― Meghan Markle

“When I was 13 years old, my mom had me start getting facials in my hometown of Los Angeles.”

― Meghan Markle

“I don’t go to journalists’ houses and start dishing about anything private.”

― Meghan McCain

“Let’s start with the euro. What on earth were we thinking? How could anyone with the faintest grasp of economics have believed it was anything other than sheer insanity to yoke together diverse national economies such as Greece, Ireland, Germany and Finland under a single exchange rate and a single interest rate?”

― Mehdi Hasan

“I feel differently immediately when I start to put weight on. I don’t like that sluggish, blunted disposition that I have when that happens.”

― Mehmet Oz

“It’s a pragmatist’s business, comedy. Start off with good intentions and references to the Pompidou Centre and you end up with boiled sweets and a pantomime cow.”

― Mel Smith

“I have to stop eating so much grilled cheese and chocolate chip cookies and start really working on everything!”

― Melanie Martinez

“As a portfolio manager, when do you start advising to your clients that they have some cryptocurrency exposure? When will there be an index fund, a mutual fund of cryptocurrencies? It will happen.”

― Melanie Swan

“If we want to truly regain the public’s trust, we can provide greater accountability and transparency with a simple step. Let’s start by communicating to our constituents about the votes we take.”

― Melissa Bean

“Once you start telling people you’re famous, they believe you.”

― Melissa de la Cruz

“Once you start writing a character visually, you’re in trouble.”

― Melissa McCarthy

“I did nothing but dramas for seven years in New York. I didn’t really start anything comedic until I moved out to L.A. and found The Groundlings.”

― Melissa McCarthy

“I modeled a little bit in Georgia growing up. I did catalogs and different things, but then when I came to L.A., I became a professional model. It sounds kind of crazy, but in L.A. was when I was able to start making a living from modeling.”

― Melissa Ordway

“A book is kind of like a river; I simply jump in and start swimming.”

― Melody Carlson

“Even if I start on the bench, if I come on, I go. Because I know I should be on the pitch, and I want to show why.”

― Memphis Depay

“When you start worrying about form, then you’re not in the moment.”

― Meredith Monk

“You just have to keep on doing what you do. It’s the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.”

― Meryl Streep

“I believe in order to coach, you’ve got to start at the ground level. The same way I learned how to play basketball.”

― Metta World Peace

“I always start a film thinking I know how to do it, then I learn all over again.”

― Mia Wasikowska

“I like to begin every screenplay with a burst of delusional self-confidence. It tends to fade pretty quickly, but (for me, at least) there doesn’t seem to be any other way to start writing a script.”

― Michael Arndt

“If we want to get beyond this whole I’m-cool-because-I-care-about-women thing, what we really need to do is we have to start encouraging women to get engineering degrees in college.”

― Michael Arrington

“For the most part, I’ve sat on the sidelines over the years during the endless debates about how we need to do more to encourage more women to start companies.”

― Michael Arrington

“One of the experts bought his first piece at the age of four, so they did start very young, most of them. They did it out of genuine interest but today’s kids are much more materialistic and there’s a danger, I suppose, that they might just be out to make dosh.”

― Michael Aspel

“I wanted to start creating opportunities for actors out there that weren’t so cut-and-dried… My ultimate goal with Outlier is to give these young creatives and young creative hustlers the opportunity to leave their fingerprint on the world.”

― Michael B. Jordan

“You know, I start with the assumption that -or with, with the belief that this president has to succeed. We all have an enormous amount of capital invested in his success. His success is the country’s success.”

― Michael Bloomberg

“Things are not quite what they seem always. Don’t start me on class, otherwise you’ll get a four-hour lecture.”

― Michael Caine

“As a coach or manager, if it was something that had to be done I’d be comfortable doing it but I’d still be true to myself. I wouldn’t turn into a madman or start throwing teacups and screaming.”

― Michael Carrick

“But I think the bottom line right now is to take the constructive criticism and use that to build toward, as I say, the hurricane season that is 100 days away. And we don’t have a lot of time to waste before we start to address that next set of challenges.”

― Michael Chertoff

“And one of the things I want to say, Wolf, is we’re 100 days from hurricane season, and we’ve got to start focusing on what we’re going to do to make ourselves ready for the next hurricane.”

― Michael Chertoff

“And if we make the process political, if we start to make it personal, we’re actually going to frustrate good public policy, in terms of managing this money.”

― Michael Chertoff

“I get up to write while it’s still dark, 5 or 5:30. I start by editing and rewriting everything I did the day before, and that gives some momentum for the day.”

― Michael Connelly

“I have high hopes for Renee Ballard’s literary life, and it can’t start out better than the top of ‘USA TODAY”s best-seller list.”

― Michael Connelly

“Summertime, and the reading is easy… Well, maybe not easy, exactly, but July and August are hardly the months to start working your way through the works of Germanic philosophers. Save Hegel, Heidegger, and Husserl for the bleaker days of February.”

― Michael Dirda

“I suppose that I inherited the same vocabulary and world view as most black Christians do, most Christians in general, to be sure. It was heterosexist in the sense that it took the heterosexual orientation as the norm from which to start as the given. And everything that fell outside of that was not acceptable.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“I knew Snoop Dog didn’t start misogyny. I knew that Tupac Shakur didn’t start sexism, and God knows that Dr. Dre didn’t start patriarchy. Yet they extended it in vicious form within their own communities. They made vulnerable people more vulnerable.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“Trendy gadgets and edgy pitches inevitably get replaced due to the fickle nature of the buying public, but a business designed from the start to play big has the ability to weather trends and redirect itself to venues and products that its customers want and need.”

― Michael Gerber

“Even if you were to start drinking milk during adolescence in an attempt to bolster peak bone mass, it probably wouldn’t reduce your chances of fracture later in life.”

― Michael Greger

“TV drama – not always, but on the whole – were pretty appalling and very secondary, too. No one expected it to be like watching a movie; that was the point. But I think when you start watching ‘Vikings,’ it is like watching a movie – you’re taken somewhere else.”

― Michael Hirst

“I didn’t start making a real living until eight or nine years in. Even after ‘Goodfellas’ came out, I was still working as a waiter, and people would recognize me – that was an odd experience. But when ‘The Sopranos’ hit, that was like an exponential leap.”

― Michael Imperioli

“The logic is often far-fetched – how does medical marijuana affect interstate commerce? – and some conservatives would like judges to start throwing out federal laws wholesale on commerce clause grounds. The court once again said no thanks.”

― Michael Kinsley

“If something happens for one season, for me, it is a coincidence. Twice, we can start talking about it.”

― Michael Laudrup

“It’s always difficult to play the big teams, but I would rather play them at the start of the season.”

― Michael Laudrup

“Little wars start big wars.”

― Michael McCaul

“Each generation tries to disassociate itself with the last generation. And then, about three decades later, people kind of start to maybe appreciate what you might have done a while back that you don’t even realize you did.”

― Michael McDonald

“Wealth, in terms of dollars and so forth, could be counted up, because dollars were finite. It doesn’t make any difference how many dollars you have-at a certain point you only have dollars. You start with finite, you end with finite.”

― Michael Nesmith

“Where I come from, it’s a little bit like England. We start from the theater, and we do films a bit on our free time. The history of making films in Scandinavia is so old, it’s like the oldest. The Nordic film industry started before Hollywood in Stockholm in Copenhagen.”

― Michael Nyqvist

“When I watch movies with my kid like ‘Shrek,’ I’m like, ‘Wow, this is pretty funny.’ That’s why I wanted to start doing movies like that – so my kid would laugh at my jokes.”

― Michael Pena

“’Boardwalk’ begins literally on the first day of Prohibition, which I think was a wonderful way to start – to have the story kind of come out of this massive historical phenomenon. And the more I researched the ’20s, the more I discovered just how interesting it was.”

― Michael Pitt

“One enjoyable consequence of being in the Scouts was that, at the start of each new school year, we had to camp out in tents on the school playing fields.”

― Michael Portillo

“I’d fully taken the road many people start on, but most abandon: common sense had given me a miss, and I’d become an artist.”

― Michael Redhill

“When you start out in a team, you have to get the teamwork going and then you get something back.”

― Michael Schumacher

“If Mother Theresa went to Atlantic City, I don’t think she’d start playing Blackjack.”

― Michael Shannon

“Forgers can start with the same photographic images Warhol did, and sometimes knock off silkscreens only an expert can distinguish from the originals.”

― Michael Shnayerson

“As an athlete, you’re brought up with that mentality that you finish everything you start. If you’re going to start a meal, you’re going to finish it until the plate is clean. I had to change that mentality to one of where, ‘I eat until I’m full and leave the rest.’”

― Michael Strahan

“Transformation in the world happens when people are healed and start investing in other people.”

― Michael W. Smith

“Melatonin levels start to rise around 9 or 10 at night in most people.”

― Michael W. Young

“When you start being enthusiastic about whatever it is you like, that is the golden age for you.”

― Michael Winterbottom

“The unpredictability of the weather, the increasing possibility of intelligence introducing a species more powerful than ours, the growing uncertainty that animals can or should be slaughtered for our pleasure, has led many of us to start asking more complex questions about what is and isn’t normal.”

― Michaela Coel

“I was opposed to the U.S. involvement in Libya from the very start. President Obama has never made a compelling national security case on Libya.”

― Michele Bachmann

“You have no idea what you get involved in when you start a role. You just hope that it’s going to be successful.”

― Michelle Fairley

“There’s a lot of emotions that always come out after a skate of a lifetime. I always start crying because there is so much buildup to that competition.”

― Michelle Kwan

“Even at a young age, when you start to do well, it’s tough because it’s lonely on top, and I wasn’t the most popular.”

― Michelle Kwan

“When it comes to the qualifications that we should demand of our president, to start with, we need someone who will take the job seriously.”

― Michelle Obama

“My novel ‘Wolf Brother’ is set in northern Scandinavia during the late Stone Age, so I was aware from the start of Norse influences. I used some Norse names, and the soul-eater Thiazzi is based on the Norse storm giant, Thiassi.”

― Michelle Paver

“I didn’t start wearing makeup until I was in art school, and many of the techniques I learned on canvas, I applied to makeup.”

― Michelle Phan

“I was bullied. I was a bit of a geek. Good-looking guys were off-limits. I didn’t start dating until I was 18.”

― Michelle Ryan

“The idea that you can get everything you want in one person is destructive, and maybe when you accept that the number is closer to 50 or 60 or 70 percent, that’s when you can start to make some progress in choosing the right person.”

― Michelle Williams

“When a movie becomes very successful, it’s automatic that people will start thinking a sequel, a prequel, a quel-quel.”

― Michelle Yeoh

“It’s not rubbish to say that I was a bit peeved about not getting credit for a couple of songs, but that wasn’t the whole reason. I guess I just felt like I had enough. I decided to leave and start a group with Jack Bruce.”

― Mick Taylor

“I wanted to start a family, but it wasn’t something that I was going to take a break to do.”

― Mickie James

“I start with the subject matter I want to write about. Then I make a musical base for that and create an atmosphere with the music. Once I’ve done that, the lyrics come last.”

― Midge Ure

“Whatever project I sign up for, I try to familiarize myself with the material as much as possible before I start.”

― Miguel Sapochnik

“A Web site that promotes flow is like a gourmet meal. You start off with the appetizers, move on to the salads and entrees, and build toward dessert. Unfortunately, most sites are built like a cafeteria. You pick whatever you want. That sounds good at first, but soon it doesn’t matter what you choose to do. Everything is bland and the same.”

― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“I always start my day with a red-eye misto – two shots, extra hot, extra foam – from Starbucks.”

― Mika Brzezinski

“I say I have a midlife crisis every time I start and finish a record.”

― Mika

“I just – I fell in love with the sport when I started to ski gates. Once I was allowed to start training gates around 6 years old, then I really fell in love with it.”

― Mikaela Shiffrin

“That’s the moment you look for as a writer, when the characters start telling you what they are doing rather than you telling them.”

― Mike Bartlett

“When you start rhyming, it’s hard to find things that rhyme with Yauch, Horovitz and Diamond.”

― Mike D

“I don’t start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate.”

― Mike Davidson

“Families out there know that if they get in trouble and they’ve spent up a bunch of money and they’ve borrowed and they are up to hock to their necks, the thing they’ve got to do is start paying off what they owe and cut back their spending.”

― Mike Huckabee

“If Congress wants to mess with the retirement program, why don’t we let them start by changing their retirement program, and not have one, instead of talking about getting rid of Social Security and Medicare that was robbed $700 billion dollars to pay for Obamacare.”

― Mike Huckabee

“There are kids don’t want to do something because they’re afraid of looking stupid to their peers. There comes a time when they start protecting themselves, instead of extending. I want to make sure that they’re always trying to extend themselves.”

― Mike Krzyzewski

“I wanted to start doing more music, doing more things than just playing guitar. I started taking singing lessons and piano lessons. I need to learn more things, to be an artist or whatever, and then transfer that back into writing songs.”

― Mike McCready

“Under Donald Trump, our deals will be smarter, our soldiers will have what they need, and our veterans will have what they earned. We will secure our borders, protect our nation. In all this, we will be more serious. And when we do, this nation will start winning again.”

― Mike Pence

“It’s time to stop the raid on the Social Security trust fund and start allowing Americans to invest their Social Security taxes in personal savings accounts.”

― Mike Pence

“The sooner we act, the sooner we can start turning the tables on cyberattackers.”

― Mike Pompeo

“The U.S. Constitution guarantees women across this country, including my daughters, the right to choose for themselves when and how to start their families. Yet, more than forty years after Roe v. Wade, women’s reproductive rights remain in jeopardy.”

― Mike Quigley

“When I’ve finished one project, I start thinking about the next.”

― Mike Rutherford

“As an actor and a writer, the anxiety about doing TV is that you start to feel like you get married to one tone or one kind of idea and you feel like you want to be able to express a lot of different things.”

― Mike White

“Jimmy Iovine has been telling me since 2012 that I needed to start my own label with my own artists. This was when he first met me and ‘Bandz a Make Her Dance’ was first taking off.”

― Mike Will Made It

“Once you start getting money, it relieves your stress of worrying about how you’re going to pay your next bill. It’s more like another stress of how many bills you have to pay.”

― Mike Will Made It

“You see, dancers are quite mature people because they start performing so early. They become professionals when they start to take everyday classes.”

― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“I go a lot to see young people downtown in little theaters. It’s great. If you start somebody’s career, it’s so exciting.”

― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“I didn’t start going to concerts until I moved to California.”

― Miles Heizer

“I’d love to continue acting. Maybe start a business.”

― Millicent Simmonds

“I don’t think Russia could start a war by attacking any of the NATO member states.”

― Milos Zeman

“I taught myself how to play guitar – pretty badly, but I knew enough about music to start to figure it out.”

― Minnie Driver

“My parents always tell me that they never would have let me start if they had known how expensive and difficult figure skating is.”

― Mirai Nagasu

“Once you have to start counting calories, it takes away from the joy of eating.”

― Mireille Guiliano

“Since the pleasure of most foods is in the first few bites, eat one thing on your plate at a time, at least at the start of the meal when you can concentrate and enjoy the full flavors.”

― Mireille Guiliano

“Everything’s harder for women: harder to start, to stay employed, to run a life with a family.”

― Miriam Margolyes

“Reading ‘The New Yorker’ – I start on the last page and go backwards, reading all the cartoons. Then I read ‘Shouts and Murmurs.’ Then I read the reviews. Then I read the articles that immediately appeal to me.”

― Miriam Shor

“40 years old is about the time a principal dancer would start to think about retirement, but some go on to dance a little bit longer than that.”

― Misty Copeland

“If you are fully alive to the prospect of dying, you really start reprioritising your life.”

― Mitch Albom

“The culmination of all of that was the decision to start a company, which became Lotus, to do a product, which became 1-2-3. By the time I reached that point it had been four years, and it felt like a lifetime, but really it was kind of evolutionary.”

― Mitch Kapor

“If one wants to go on living, one must evolve. Before, when we composed, we would start by a series of music themes. Once created, we would hire writers and lyricists to make up the text and the story line. I was the first to do this backwards with ‘Man of La Mancha.’”

― Mitch Leigh

“What will happen is the bills will start out the way we like them; in order to move them – we’ll probably have to make compromises. That’s the way the legislative process works when it’s functioning.”

― Mitch McConnell

“With ‘Scratch,’ our goal is to allow people to mix together all kinds of media, not just sounds, in creative ways. We want people to start from existing materials – grabbing an image, grabbing some sound, maybe even bits of someone else’s program, and then extending them and mixing them to make them their own.”

― Mitchel Resnick

“You become megastars when superstars start reprising your roles.”

― Mithun Chakraborty

“Shaving your head is acceptable. It’s when you start wearing toupees and brushing your hair over that things go wrong.”

― Moby

“Egypt under Hosni Mubarak had deteriorated to the status of a failed state. We must wipe the slate clean and start again.”

― Mohamed ElBaradei

“There is no Dubai and Abu Dhabi; we are one. Whoever doesn’t understand this should do their homework before they start talking. We will be there for each other when we need it.”

― Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

“When I started acting, I did many films without even an idea of what the script was about. The film would start, and then we would discover what we were expected to do on the sets. Those days have changed.”

― Mohanlal

“I grew up mostly with classical, big band, and a lot of Irish music – I really didn’t start listening to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen.”

― Moira Kelly

“The reason there is no noblesse oblige about Dubya is because he doesn’t admit to himself or anyone else that he owes his entire life to being named George W. Bush. He didn’t just get a head start by being his father’s son – it remained the single most salient fact about him for most of his life.”

― Molly Ivins

“I started writing ‘Brick Lane’ when my children were two years and five months old. We were on holiday in the north of England when I was overtaken by a compulsion to start writing.”

― Monica Ali

“We live unto Him, so committing our service to the Lord is the first and foremost priority of our lives. We can start with our reasonable service: prayer, studying, fasting, tithing, fellowshipping, and witnessing.”

― Monica Johnson

“I’ve done yoga, and I want to start Pilates soon.”

― Monica Keena

“Let’s be careful when we start comparing American to European tolerance because there isn’t necessarily a lot of European tolerance.”

― Montel Williams

“All I want to do is to go to America, get married and start a new life.”

― Mordechai Vanunu

“My dyslexia means I can’t read for long periods or the letters start moving around on the page, giving me headaches.”

― Morfydd Clark

“People need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies.”

― Morgan Freeman

“I can only be so long without work before I start getting antsy.”

― Morgan Freeman

“Not only do I have to live, right, I have to get some cash for my troubles – it’s a scary thing, and people need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies.”

― Morgan Freeman

“This is how you start to get respect: by offering something that you have.”

― Morrie Schwartz

“Most of your life after puberty, you’re either seeking to reproduce or living with the consequences of having done so. At 70, you start going back to being 11 again.”

― Morris Gleitzman

“At around nine or 10 years of age, young people start to decide for themselves what’s moral or not, and that’s why I like writing for that age group so much.”

― Morris Gleitzman

“You first do the assembly cut, which is basically the cut that mirrors the script. You’ve got to start with that.”

― Morten Tyldum

“What is important is to have a positive intent right from the start, and positive intent doesn’t always mean looking for the big shots. Positive intention when it comes to defending a ball or looking for a single.”

― MS Dhoni

“No one knows how big your potential is, how big your heart is, when you start.”

― Muggsy Bogues

“I loved the game. I loved it from the start. I was always with a basketball. I’d even dribble a basketball when I’d throw out the trash – and I got so that I could do it without spilling the trash.”

― Muggsy Bogues

“Credit markets were originally created to serve human needs; to provide businesses and individuals with capital to start or expand businesses or fulfill other financial needs.”

― Muhammad Yunus

“I’d like to start some form of city-type commune.”

― Murray Head

“If I hear about a big match coming up, I’ll get anxiety about it, and I’ll start thinking about it, like, ‘What’s gonna happen? Is this my shot?’”

― Mustafa Ali

“When I start a new novel, I often write ‘test chapters’ in different tenses and from different points of view in order to figure out which is best to tell the tale.”

― N. K. Jemisin

“Firstly, I am somebody who plays in a defensive role, and we need to start with that, but then I need to bring the ball forward and help the attack.”

― Naby Keita

“I feel a freedom when I start running. If I don’t train, I feel like everyone else in the Gaza Strip.”

― Nader al-Masri

“Gymnastics should be popular everywhere; you just need the right person to start the right programme.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“My workouts always start with doing some cardio.”

― Nafessa Williams

“There are roughly 22,000 Palestinians working side by side with what you call settlers in factories and malls in the West Bank. If you work together, you start understanding each other.”

― Naftali Bennett

“You don’t start shooting rockets at Israel and expect that we’ll just sit back supinely and die.”

― Naftali Bennett

“When you start out as a TV writer, you get a lot of pressure from outside forces to fit into what they think people want.”

― Nahnatchka Khan

“When you’re writing a pilot, unless you already have an actor attached to the project, you’re writing it with all the voices sort of in your head. Once you actually cast it, the actors become the voices of the characters, and you start to write for them and their strengths.”

― Nahnatchka Khan

“If I don’t think about anything, and start with a clean slate, in terms of what I have to do, a lot of different ideas come up, and I can think about things more openly.”

― Namie Amuro

“To me, presentations are the most powerful device. You can’t really name a movement that didn’t start with the spoken word.”

― Nancy Duarte

“Summer is not obligatory. We can start an infernally hard jigsaw puzzle in June with the knowledge that, if there are enough rainy days, we may just finish it by Labor Day, but if not, there’s no harm, no penalty. We may have better things to do.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“What cultural DNA remains from those first Puritan forays onto American soil may be our love of a fresh start.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“The battles after the wars are over can be the toughest; there’s no longer the public interest that accompanies, for good and for ill, the start of combat.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“Questions that require answers are what keep readers going – and the place to start raising those questions is with your very first sentence.”

― Nancy Kress

“Even if your novel occurs in an unfamiliar setting in which all the customs and surroundings will seem strange to your reader, it’s still better to start with action. The reason for this is simple. If the reader wanted an explanation of milieu, he would read nonfiction. He doesn’t want information. He wants a story.”

― Nancy Kress

“Indian higher education is completely regulated. It’s very difficult to start a private university. It’s very difficult for a foreign university to come to India. As a result of that, our higher education is simply not keeping pace with India’s demands. That is leading to a lot of problems which we need to address.”

― Nandan Nilekani

“The divestment movement is a start at challenging the excesses of capitalism. It’s working to delegitimize fossil fuels and showing that they’re just as unethical as profits from the tobacco industry.”

― Naomi Klein

“When you start talking about sacrifices, pretty soon people start feeling like chumps.”

― Naomi Klein

“Whenever I am in Paris, all I want to do is inhale a big plate of cheese. And in New York, my favourite thing is a toasted bagel with cream cheese. Not only do I not avoid carbs, I more or less have them in every meal. When I start denying myself foods, that’s when I crave them.”

― Naomi Watts

“In a fascist shift, reporters start to face more and more harassment, and they have to be more and more courageous simply in order to do their jobs.”

― Naomi Wolf

“You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.”

― Napoleon Hill

“The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.”

― Napoleon Hill

“I like to start my day with a glass of coconut water, some protein powder, and a mix of things – goji berries, flax seeds, hemp seeds, even the flesh of a coconut or anything with a lot of fibre. I often add bananas, or eggs – fried or boiled – to my breakfast.”

― Nargis Fakhri

“I’ve put myself on this pedestal from the start.”

― Naseem Hamed

“Whenever I start a ‘Potter’ film, I get these dreams. The last dream I had, I was in a war and the sky was blotted with broomsticks and I couldn’t find my wand. It was so intense. I always have mental, intense, war wizard dreams when I’m doing the films.”

― Natalia Tena

“My husband wrote the story for my first book, but then he didn’t want to do that anymore. So if I was going to go on being an illustrator, I had to start writing the stories, too.”

― Natalie Babbitt

“I would never do an album with 10 songs like ‘Jump Start’ on it. I’ll only go so far to please fans.”

― Natalie Cole

“The success of Torn was a bit too much for me. I took a year off and was still scared to start the second album.”

― Natalie Imbruglia

“Sometimes the best thing we can ask for is change, and a fresh start forces us to confront change head-on.”

― Natalya Neidhart

“When I’m actually writing by hand, I get more of a sense of the rhythm of sentences, of syntax. The switch to the computer is when I actually start thinking about lines. That’s the workhorse part. At that point, I’m being more mathematical about putting the poem on the page and less intuitive about the rhythm of the syntax.”

― Natasha Trethewey

“The Olympics really started motivating me from the very start. That was my dream from the very beginning.”

― Nathan Chen

“I feel very lucky that I have this career that allows me to say, ‘I’m ready to start now on this project,’ and I can go and do it.”

― Nathan Englander

“It’s weird. I don’t really have goals. I just try to make sure I’m enjoying what I’m doing. Once I start to get sick of it, the next thing becomes obvious.”

― Nathan Fielder

“We’re more familiar with what economists call an English auction – prices start low and rise as people bid. However, there is also the Dutch auction, where prices start high and go lower until somebody bites. Movies are sold to the audience via a very slow Dutch auction, where each phase between price drops can last weeks or months.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“For me, the hardest thing in the world is how to start a book.”

― Nathaniel Philbrick

“I always start a book thinking that it can be something other than first-person present, and I always come back to first-person present. It’s just the easiest way.”

― Ned Vizzini

“I start with theory rather than people. I don’t like novels which have no theoretical or philosophical underpinning. I hate the contemporary novel where people just sit and talk to each other about their relationships.”

― Neel Mukherjee

“We explore our environment, more than we are compelled to utter poetry, when we’re toddlers. We start doing that later. Before that happens, every child is a scientist.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“When you’re starting off as a young writer, you look at all the stuff that’s gone before and the stuff that’s influenced you, and you reach the ladle of your imagination into this bubbling stew pot of all of this stuff, and you pour it out. And that’s where you start from.”

― Neil Gaiman

“I can’t do a film if I don’t start with the writing.”

― Neil Jordan

“I didn’t call for a ballot at the start of the miners’ strike in 1984. I’ll regret that until my dying day.”

― Neil Kinnock

“You start as an audience member and create a world you’re interested in, and then you move into the telling of those stories, bringing what has interested you as an audience member.”

― Neil LaBute

“Shooting against greenscreen… my choice of filming is, like, I’d rather shoot on location than shoot on a set, and I’d rather shoot on a set than shoot against greenscreen. You start stripping away the layers of reality, and it becomes a lot less fun to actually film.”

― Neil Marshall

“My belief is that if you start a film all the way up at level 10, you’ve got nowhere to go.”

― Neil Marshall

“When a film doesn’t do well, people start doubting you as an actor.”

― Neil Nitin Mukesh

“I’ve noticed a pattern in stars that start acting out in public. Every one of them felt like they grew up without love.”

― Neil Strauss

“Some day we’ll move into space and start ensuring the survival of our species beyond Earth, whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand.”

― Neil Turok

“Writing is not what you start. It’s not even what you finish. It’s what you start, finish, and put out there for the world to see.”

― Nell Scovell

“I won an MVP trophy with the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association. I didn’t even start. I was a sub on this team. This was, like, an All-Star game where we had athletes from different teams, different mixtures. We had, like, the only black team in the league, basically. We had four players go to the All-Star game.”

― Nelly

“Rappers make what’s in, in. If we want to bring back something like Jordache, we just say it and the girls start wearing it. We have a lot of pull.”

― Nelly

“I support any means to make real connections so long as that it does lead really quickly to real connections. It’s the long-term online friendships and relationships that start to get a little hairy.”

― Nev Schulman

“One thing we were looking for from the start was players who really fit together, who sounded in tune.”

― Neville Marriner

“We haven’t even gotten a start date but we’ll see what happens with that and that will be fun. I’ve gotten a couple of other things but I’m not really committing myself to anything yet.”

― Nia Long

“I never card out a movie. You know how people will outline or card? I don’t do that. I tend to start with an idea and go.”

― Nia Vardalos

“I write through improvisation. I never card out a movie. You know how people will outline or card? I don’t do that. I tend to start with an idea and go.”

― Nia Vardalos

“I’m not one of those people that can suddenly start running and hire a Pilates trainer; it’s just not my thing.”

― Nia Vardalos

“I feel I am a little bit older. Reckon I will start growing a beard next week.”

― Niall Horan

“You can see girls getting too excited and they start crying or worse. In a lot of these countries they don’t get a lot of gigs to go to, so when they get to see their favorite artist they take full advantage of it. Obviously the excitement builds up too much for some on the night and they get a bit… crazy.”

― Niall Horan

“I want to stop making decisions based on money, start saying no to stuff I don’t have fun with anymore.”

― Nicholas Gonzalez

“I don’t think I’ve ever read an old book through from start to finish. Not after more than six months after writing it, that is.”

― Nicholas Mosley

“I’ve never been a fast reader. I’m fickle; I don’t finish books I start; I put a book aside for five, ten years and then take it up again.”

― Nicholson Baker

“If I’m hanging around too much, my wife and kids say, ‘Hey, why don’t you go downstairs and start a new novel?’”

― Nick Cave

“Self-editing is the way I write. Ten verses of a song and it’s finished. Then we start playing it and if I see that it’s too long, I’ll start cutting.”

― Nick Cave

“Certainly being proficient in an instrument does have its problems. Because the better you get, the more you just start sounding like an ordinary guitarist. There are certainly guitarists that transcend that and do really find their sound and all that sort of stuff.”

― Nick Cave

“My first app was released in July or August of 2008. It was a ‘fingermill’ – a treadmill for your fingers. My level of programming was quite basic to begin with, so it was more gimmicky to start with. Day one it was up there, I had 79 pounds worth of revenue.”

― Nick D’Aloisio

“I know I have the ability to start, and I have the ability to play.”

― Nick Foles

“Football really felt like a private thing when I was in my teens because it wasn’t on television, for a start, apart from ‘Match of the Day.’”

― Nick Hornby

“Fantasy football has changed how I watch football because now every game is interesting start to finish. Even when its the Browns and Lions.”

― Nick Kroll

“When you start as an actor, you can only hope you’ll be able to act at all – let alone on a show that lasts seven seasons.”

― Nick Kroll

“I don’t like downtime, and I just am too insecure that I’ll not work again if I don’t start the ball rolling on the next round of things. Everything takes so long to make and come to fruition.”

― Nick Kroll

“The war on terror is a fight that we did not start, but it is one that we shall finish.”

― Nick Lampson

“I just want us to be playing our best basketball here when the playoffs start, and in the right mindset.”

― Nick Nurse

“Obviously, things evolve; teams see you play a little bit and start try to do things, and the one thing that’ll happen is if one team has success in something, you can bet the next three teams are doing some similar things, too.”

― Nick Nurse

“I would want to start. I want to run out there in front of 20,000 people and get my name announced. I get it. I get that.”

― Nick Nurse

“My goal early in becoming a head coach so young was to find out if I could do it. I just wanted to see if I could be a good head coach and then start learning from head coaching.”

― Nick Nurse

“I’m not a big believer in the idea of genre – I’m a fan of any writer who can pull me into compelling characters and stories – but I can’t imagine I’ll start writing domestic dramas any time soon.”

― Nick Petrie

“It’s fun to figure out a way to make something happen that will get the reader involved on a visceral level. When written well, an exciting scene on the page will actually have a physical effect on the reader – your heart will beat faster, your adrenaline will start to flow.”

― Nick Petrie

“I’d like to start trying different fields of work. I don’t want to be stuck in just comedy, and I’d be interested to try to break into the movie business because it’s so much different than television.”

― Nick Robinson

“YouTube didn’t really start to hit its stride until 2006.”

― Nick Woodman

“I had a rough start when I moved to L.A. I couldn’t find a job, so I couch-surfed for the first two years.”

― Nico Santos

“I’ve always admired the tradition of storytellers who sat in the public market and told their stories to gathered crowds. They’d start with a single premise and talk for hours – the notion of one story, ever-changing but never-ending.”

― Nicolas Roeg

“When short guys start working out to bulk up. I like muscles, but I don’t like really buff guys.”

― Nicole Eggert

“I’ll write a character with a certain actor in mind, but then once I start casting, I have to forget about who I pictured.”

― Nicole Holofcener

“Once I start putting all my little insecurities in my mind, I’m not actually acting. Then it’s about me – and it should never be about me. It should be about the character.”

― Nicole Kidman

“I will be really happy once I have done my jail time. I can start fresh.”

― Nicole Richie

“Cyprus was a breath away from economic collapse. It was a big battle in which we came out wounded, but upright and determined to make a fresh start.”

― Nicos Anastasiades

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”

― Nido Qubein

“Making a movie in Hollywood is a bit like playing a board game, where you have to throw a six to start.”

― Nigel Cole

“A large wildlife book, start to finish, could take one to two years, but then I would expect to get several good (nature) magazine features off the back of this, plus of course a lot of stock.”

― Nigel Dennis

“I have been unsure, from the start, what the Occupy movement was all about, although I did suspect that it was just fatuous, anti-enterprise, left-wingery.”

― Nigel Farage

“It’s amazing how ideas start out, isn’t it?”

― Nigel Farage

“Having established that good ideas do indeed come in from the cold, start on the fringes and become mainstream, can we make any predictions about what the next move will be?”

― Nigel Farage

“I am delighted to accept the chairmanship of Vote Leave, to help ensure that the organisation is fully prepared for the start of the referendum campaign.”

― Nigel Lawson

“I have permits to be the first person in the world to walk across the Grand Canyon so that’s a process we’ll start working on. I’d say within three to five years I’ll accomplish that as well.”

― Nik Wallenda

“My idea of chilling is to detox, and after you complete a project, there’s so much to unlearn and start afresh.”

― Nikita Dutta

“If you start throwing hedgehogs under me, I shall throw a couple of porcupines under you.”

― Nikita Khrushchev

“It shocks me, the rumors people start: that I have the title because of my boyfriend. If that was the case, I would have gotten the title when I came back years ago and still had the title. He has nothing to do with it.”

― Nikki Bella

“There’s so much history amongst ourselve that reminds us of something, and we start cracking up.”

― Nikki Sixx

“There’s a pattern when tours start – a pattern of infighting, of making up, of breaking up, of addiction. There’s a pattern of going to jail. There’s a pattern of passion for music.”

― Nikki Sixx

“When Ozzy calls and asks you to go on tour, you say, ‘When do I start?’”

― Nikki Sixx

“I try not to dwell on big mistakes but to move on when I make a mistake. I make mistakes most of the times and that’s part of the risk profile being an entrepreneur. I guess one big mistake I did was not to start my own company earlier. I spent nine years working for others before starting Kazaa in 2000.”

― Niklas Zennstrom

“Video is moving online in a big way. It’s proven to be a challenging market for some companies that start out as a pure Internet company such as Joost.”

― Niklas Zennstrom

“Silicon Valley is the best place to start a tech company in so many ways.”

― Niklas Zennstrom

“I am the last person to start celebrating.”

― Niko Kovac

“Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you’ll be left without bread and without views.”

― Nikolai Gogol

“When I have a really big shoot, I start thinking about the calories and how much I’m eating compared to how much I’m working out.”

― Nina Agdal

“If you want a really good tan, you should start with a spray tan, then move into the sun for a little bit.”

― Nina Agdal

“I get into a zone, so if I start my day healthy, I’m going to eat clean all day. But if I start my day with an egg sandwich, you can bet I’m gonna mess it all up.”

― Nina Agdal

“We can change the world if we change ourselves. We just need to get hold of the old patterns of thinking and dealing with things and start listening to our inner voices and trusting our own superpowers.”

― Nina Hagen

“How you start the movie is critical. And how often you feel that there’s no reason for how it’s starting.”

― Noah Baumbach

“When I start a movie, there will be certain films that I watch again just because the vibe seems right.”

― Noah Baumbach

“Somehow I made it onto a show and then another show, and now I’m doing my thing. So, how did I start? Because my sister wanted to be a model, and I was dragged along to support her!”

― Noah Centineo

“I was 14 when I decided I wanted to start doing music and stuff. I was a really big fan of Ben Howard, and he put out a really amazing album in 2014, and then, after being inspired by my dad and Lady Gaga and Ed Sheeran, I wanted to start writing songs.”

― Noah Cyrus

“The first dumb idea was to do it at all – to take ‘Fargo,’ this beloved classic, and turn it into a television show. The second dumb idea, when you do it and it works, was to throw everything out and start again.”

― Noah Hawley

“I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age – which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.”

― Noel Coward

“I start getting bored and misbehaving if I don’t work hard. It’s fine when you’re younger – you go out a lot and muck around with your mates and drink and stuff – but I’m a bit over that now.”

― Noel Fielding

“You can’t really write a full album about your missus. She’ll start getting the wrong idea and start thinking I like her.”

― Noel Gallagher

“It was not until Web comics that I saw stories about women and stories by women and things that were aimed specifically at female readership. It was just kind of this free-for-all that was achieving something amazing with creativity. That was where I got my start.”

― Noelle Stevenson

“Atari showed that young people could start big companies. Without that example it would have been harder for Jobs and Bill Gates, and people who came after them, to do what they did.”

― Nolan Bushnell

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

― Nora Ephron

“Whenever I get married, I start buying Gourmet magazine.”

― Nora Ephron

“I don’t believe you can reduce the world to a mathematical formula. I start with the world, assume it’s complicated, and ask where can I get help from a whole range of disciplines.”

― Noreena Hertz

“Winners of wars get a standing start in the post-war stakes of remembrance.”

― Norman Davies

“A terrible thing about getting oldish is that your friends start dying, and in the last ten years I have lost seven or eight of my closest.”

― Norman MacCaig

“Most projects start out slowly – and then sort of taper off.”

― Norman Ralph Augustine

“It gives me goose bumps and little butterflies in the stomach when I start thinking about the ‘golden slam.’”

― Novak Djokovic

“People say that the most difficult part is scoring the goal. But what I have to do is get the player there. If you focus on the goal instead of the how, then suddenly the chances start to decrease.”

― Nuno Espirito Santo

“When people start dancing, they dance like they don’t know they are doing it.”

― Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

“Several years ago, when I was about to start a novel, I thought I might get some mileage out of the idea of a civilization in which people somehow felt – that is, they shared – all the pain and all the pleasure they caused one another.”

― Octavia E. Butler

“I think if I weren’t so squeamish, I would have been some sort of forensic analyst. And I can’t do anything with a microscope, because then I start thinking about the world of germs around us.”

― Octavia Spencer

“I can’t even be around children. It’s a problem. My ovaries start screaming.”

― Odette Annable

“I’m stubborn; once I start something, I want to see how far I can go.”

― Oksana Masters

“I’m a person that, once I start something, I can’t just quit it.”

― Oksana Masters

“When decentralized blockchain protocols start displacing the centralized web services that dominate the current Internet, we’ll start to see real internet-based sovereignty. The future Internet will be decentralized.”

― Olaf Carlson-Wee

“Finally I almost dropped gymnastics because I couldn’t live without create, and you know, and then, all public in the world start to say, we don’t want to see gymnastics without OLGA.”

― Olga Korbut

“People start to act very unusually when they find out that they’re dying, that they don’t have that many years left.”

― Oliver Platt

“Then you get into it, especially if you start talking about football, fighting and Muhammad Ali. Then the ladies get very bored and start delivering ultimatums.”

― Oliver Reed

“If a woman feels anchored to a man’s plans, she may start to resent him for the fun she’s worried she’s missing.”

― Olivia Wilde

“When you start to think about politicians, you’ve got to realize these are strange creatures. Other than the fact that they can’t tell directions, and they have very strange breeding habits, how do you actually work with these things?”

― Omar Ahmad

“When you start out on a project as an actor, you know, you approach the character from the standpoint of maybe writing a list – even if it’s a mental list that you make – of the adjectives that the character has or that character possesses.”

― Omari Hardwick

“To say that AI will start doing what it wants for its own purposes is like saying a calculator will start making its own calculations.”

― Oren Etzioni

“When you start to live your dream, it’s not quite what you thought it was because there is a lot of overwhelming stuff that comes on top of it, and you have to figure it all out.”

― Orlando Bloom

“I’m going to start a new career as a singer, I think. I’m going to go the way of Russell Crowe.”

― Orlando Bloom

“When the machine had been fastened with a wire to the track, so that it could not start until released by the operator, and the motor had been run to make sure that it was in condition, we tossed a coin to decide who should have the first trial. Wilbur won.”

― Orville Wright

“If you start believing all that press about you, you’re in trouble. I don’t even read my reviews.”

― Oscar Hijuelos

“If you start trying to communicate ideas, I think you don’t allow the audience to see themselves.”

― Oscar Isaac

“The start of the game is a bit of a tone-setter for what’s to come, but that’s not always the case.”

― Owen Farrell

“I only finish probably one out of every ten things I start. I give up all the time.”

― Owen King

“I have learnt many things, but there’s more to learn. Every day is a new start.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”

― Pablo Picasso

“When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait.”

― Pablo Picasso

“You try to live the experience but keep your feet on the ground, not let it go to your head, because that’s when you start making mistakes.”

― Pablo Sandoval

“I’ve heard my work called ‘bold’ and ‘graffiti-like,’ but for me it is always instinctual. I start with a shape or a colour and go from there.”

― Paloma Picasso

“One of the things I learned in animation is that you never, ever want to start doing a voice that you can’t sustain for four straight hours.”

― Pamela Adlon

“I’m not an early adopter. I’ll only start wearing new styles of clothing once they’re practically out of date, and I won’t move into a neighborhood until it’s fully saturated with upscale coffee shops.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“When we’re in the U.S., my kids instantly start snacking all the time. I don’t know how it happens. There is just more food available all the time. There aren’t all these little different varieties of snack foods in France.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“Businesses that decide to be reality based and identify where they’re vulnerable to climate impact, that start thinking about how to buffer against it, are going to be able to take advantage of shortages. When the water runs out, not everyone is in the same pickle.”

― Paolo Bacigalupi

“As long as I have a heartbeat, I’m fine. So I just do what I love, and I do it the best that I can. And if it all goes away, I’ll just start over.”

― Pardis Sabeti

“Sometimes, my manager is caught off guard by me talking to myself, so he’ll start talking back to me.”

― Park Bo-young

“Jung Yong-hwa and I know so much about each other, I think it would be difficult for us to start a romantic relationship.”

― Park Shin-hye

“I dropped out of school at 17 ’cause all I wanted to do was play music. I had odd jobs on the side of gigging until I turned 22, when I was lucky to start doing this full time.”

― Passenger

“Are we a Christian nation now? It’s doubtful. But did we start out as one? Without question.”

― Pat Robertson

“But like Mrs. Ford, I think that the more people realize what a difficult and what an insidious disease it is, the sooner people will start to correct that situation.”

― Pat Summerall

“Some might say friendlies are unimportant, but we always try to win because we then maintain that positive mentality when the real competitions start.”

― Patrice Evra

“I’ve always believed that when you play for Juve, the goal at the start of the year is to win the title and a lot of trophies.”

― Patrice Evra

“I came from a family of incredible storytellers, but I didn’t start writing children’s books until I was 41 years old.”

― Patricia Polacco

“The promise of the Internet is around this transcendence of physical geography. To a large degree, the Internet has delivered on that promise, but when it comes to the movement of money and the ability to start and operate a business or needing to purchase from a business, it really hasn’t.”

― Patrick Collison

“I was halfway through a rough draft of ‘The Sisters Brothers’ when it came time to start the ‘Terri’ adaptation.”

― Patrick deWitt

“I like having those preseason games and exhibitions to really get ready for the regular season and get yourself off to a good start.”

― Patrick Kane

“I didn’t start playing football a lot until I was in high school. I played it in seventh and eighth grade, but I didn’t play Pop Warner or anything.”

― Patrick Mahomes

“You dream of your first NFL start when you’re a little kid, playing football in the backyard, but until you get there, you never know what to expect.”

― Patrick Mahomes

“For me, when I start a novel, I only have a general sense of what I am going to do – usually three or four big scenes or something to which I can really respond emotionally.”

― Patrick Ness

“I’ve done a lot of interviews of the last few years, and I’ve actually started a list of questions that it would be fun to ask an author, but no respectable interviewer would ever ask. Since I’m not respectable, I’m going to start doing interviews with some authors I know, just for fun.”

― Patrick Rothfuss

“When you’re 14, anything with a sword and a dragon is pretty cool. But when you’re 21 and you’ve read 2,000 fantasy novels, you start to realize that some of those books, well, they weren’t really good. OK, let’s be honest. A lot of them were crap.”

― Patrick Rothfuss

“What we discovered, counter-intuitively, is that when you start killing a cancer cell, one of the things it does in order to survive is to spread even further. It causes itself to form new blood vessels. We’ve termed this ‘reactionary angiogenesis.’”

― Patrick Soon-Shiong

“Whatever notoriety Fall Out Boy used to have prevents me from having the ability to start over from the bottom again.”

― Patrick Stump

“Why do we make records? Because we want to say something. Why are you in art? Because you want to say something. The second you don’t have anything to say, you stop making art – you might start making product. And I’m interested in being an artist.”

― Patrick Stump

“You know how you get close to something you want and then you start doing things to ensure that you don’t quite get it? I did a lot of that.”

― Patti Scialfa

“I mean, all alternative comedy is are comedians that have being doing it for so long, for so long, that they were relaxed enough to start becoming personal on stage.”

― Patton Oswalt

“I have two books that were published quite some time ago. I start to read about three sentences. I have to close it. I am so self-conscious. Who did I think I was?”

― Patty Duke

“I’ve come to believe that whoever I am didn’t start on December 14, 1946, and isn’t going to end on whatever that mysterious date is in the future.”

― Patty Duke

“I think Charles Manson was a hair’s breath away from just being a terrorist. He wanted to start a war, too.”

― Patty Hearst

“What I never want to do is start phoning it in and making things just to show that I can keep my foot in the door and do big movies.”

― Patty Jenkins

“There are so many intricacies to our brain that won’t be understood unless we start to look at the system as a whole. All these different details don’t operate in isolation.”

― Paul Allen

“With a computer, you make your changes on the screen and then you print out a clean copy. With a typewriter, you can’t get a clean manuscript unless you start again from scratch. It’s an incredibly tedious process.”

― Paul Auster

“I’m never late, and I love that. Because when you’ve got three kids and a life to be living, and somebody’s half an hour late to set, you start to get a little bit like, ‘Come on. Come on, let’s get this done.’”

― Paul Bettany

“A growing body of evidence suggests that humans do have a rudimentary moral sense from the very start of life.”

― Paul Bloom

“I suspect that authors who start their careers writing for an adult audience – and who eventually produce a young adult novel or two – are more common than authors who begin by writing for young adults and who then gravitate toward composing something for an adult audience.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“I think one of the great things about acting is the instant gratification: you just get up and start being a part of the story. The immediacy is something you get really addicted to.”

― Paul Giamatti

“When you have over 500 million dollars in questionable contributions, shouldn’t that start to alert people?”

― Paul Gosar

“If you imagine someone with 100 percent determination and 100 percent intelligence, you can discard a lot of intelligence before they stop succeeding. But if you start discarding determination, you very quickly get an ineffectual and perpetual grad student.”

― Paul Graham

“With a franchise movie, it’s got to turn the wheels of the industry, and the studio has to have them. So you start with a release date. They say we’re going to make a new ‘Bourne’ film, and it comes out summer of X. Then they start on a script, and invariably, the script is not ready in time.”

― Paul Greengrass

“I love what I do. I’m passionate about what I do. I live for what I do. And every morning, I can’t wait to stop sleeping and to jump up and get out of bed and start doing what I do.”

― Paul Heyman

“We do not want to be giving quality sides such as Southampton, Palace, Norwich and the rest eight or nine points start and expect to get back up with them.”

― Paul Ince

“The one thing that’s closest to my story is the thing about trying out for the juvenile delinquent role and getting it. That was the start of my acting career… which I’ve resumed, by the way.”

― Paul Mazursky

“Someone like John would want to end the Beatle period and start the Yoko period. He wouldn’t like either to interfere with the other.”

― Paul McCartney

“I’m not a sci-fi lover; I wasn’t from the start. So perhaps I miss that passion for other worlds, other dimensions, that sort of scope and that magnitude of storytelling; that’s not my thing though I meet plenty of people whose thing it definitely is.”

― Paul McGann

“I’m about to start working with a singer I met on my last trip: she’ll get international exposure, and I’ll have a song out in that market sung in Cantonese.”

― Paul Oakenfold

“Sometimes when general managers get a new job, they clean house and start over and rebuild and get the players they want in there.”

― Paul Pierce

“Old-school guys, they don’t need to see the doctor, the massage therapist. We’d come in when we was 21; we’d go right to the court and start shooting.”

― Paul Pierce

“I opened my own restaurant when I was 17. I went broke, then traveled around the country, learning about different kinds of foods, had three other restaurants that went broke. It didn’t all start just a few years ago!”

― Paul Prudhomme

“I met Paul Kossoff for the first time when I was playing in the back of a pub room in Finsbury Park in London in 1967. It was kind of a blues thing going on, and he came up and said, ‘I’d like to have a jam.’ So he came up and jammed with me, and I just loved his playing right from the start.”

― Paul Rodgers

“Most relationships probably start with people going, ‘Meh, it’s probably best not to be embarking in this relationship.’ We do it, though, because our brains are wired to make babies or whatever.”

― Paul Rust

“I started working out, doing a formal workout right around 1980. That’s when I really decided I needed to get in shape and it may have been because you just start to see a decrease – a change in your body.”

― Paul Stanley

“I should start by saying that traveling in the States is a bit like traveling in Asia. You need it, it helps to have an introduction – that there is a certain network.”

― Paul Theroux

“The only time I ever really got into rap was back in the early ’90s, and bands like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Gang Starr. Musically, they were really interesting. But when hip-hop acts start sampling Sting or Phil Collins, then I just don’t get it at all.”

― Paul Weller

“We don’t start a job that we can’t finish… that’s the American way.”

― Paul Wolfowitz

“If I start planning then that’s dangerous because then I have a target that I’m blinkered towards and I won’t listen to the warning signs quite so much. I’d rather be in shape and then look around and say there’s a race next week and jump into that than have it planned.”

― Paula Radcliffe

“I just want to be in the best shape I can be. Not to stand on that start line and say: ‘Oh my God, I have this injury and that injury.’ I just want to be able to go out and race.”

― Paula Radcliffe

“If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.”

― Paulo Coelho

“I made a really good start to my career, and there was a lot of speculation about where I’d end up going. Like I did then, I’m just trying to take this all in my stride and keep my feet on the ground.”

― Paulo Dybala

“It’s destiny that pushed me towards showbiz. I wanted to start off as a technician, but out of compulsion, I became an actor.”

― Pawan Kalyan

“Any time you find yourself doing something out of obligation, that’s a time you should start questioning whether you’re spending your time wisely.”

― Payal Kadakia

“I didn’t start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16.”

― Peaches Geldof

“After the enormous success of All About my Mother, all the awards and everything, I wanted to start a movie in exactly the same place that I used to be before. I wanted to show that all of the success had not changed my perception.”

― Pedro Almodovar

“I am a refugee: my parents fled Chile under Pinochet in 1976 when I was 9 months old, and my parents were able to start from nothing and make lives for themselves in the United States.”

― Pedro Pascal

“When I start a movie, the first day, I feel like a duck.”

― Penelope Cruz

“The college kids are recruiting each other. When they go to a school, they start recruiting each other.”

― Penny Hardaway

“I grew up with park jams. That’s how I knew about rap… The local MCs would grab the mic and start rapping. I just used to be so in awe and fascinated and like, ‘Wow, this is amazing!’ But I would never, ever touch the mic. Heck no.”

― Pepa

“Why would we start demanding negotiations over sovereignty of the Falklands right now, 30 years since the war, and not 31 years or any other date?”

― Pepe Eliaschev

“Holidays in general breed unrealistic expectations. The minute you start wondering, ‘is it going to be wonderful enough?,’ it never will be.”

― Pepper Schwartz

“I always wanted to do something about what it’s like to get divorced, especially when it’s a young marriage to start with.”

― Pete Holmes

“One of the problems with episodic television of any color is that everything has got to be okay at the end of the episode so it can start again next week.”

― Peter Capaldi

“Once we start believing that the apocalypse is coming, the amygdala goes on high alert, filtering out most anything that says otherwise.”

― Peter Diamandis

“I get demoralized by organizations that start off with a mission and pull back when they find it’s risky.”

― Peter Diamandis

“A dapper Canadian in his mid-fifties, Rob McEwen bought the disparate collection of gold mining companies known as Goldcorp in 1989. A decade later, he’d unified those companies and was ready for expansion – a process he wanted to start by building a new refinery.”

― Peter Diamandis

“I love working with the same actors repeatedly. That happens a lot. It’s kind of inevitable, especially if you work with the same writers and directors and you start to form a company of actors. You gravitate towards each other.”

― Peter Dinklage

“With a lot of shows, what you’ll see happen is they start off really well, and they’re very original, but they become sort of a version of themselves. They stand outside the show… they become a cliche of the show they once were. That’s the whole ‘jumping the shark’ thing.”

― Peter Dinklage

“I like stories that grow, that have unpredictable layers. As opposed to Hollywood movies that start out with a lot of shock and noise and peter out into an unconvincing cliche.”

― Peter Falk

“I got a regret: That I started acting so late. I was 27, and guys who start at 18 or so, there’s this kinda continuity of friendships they form in the profession by startin’ young, I’ve never had that.”

― Peter Falk

“The rise of Twitter defined 2011. Once every 5-7 years, a company emerges that changes not just the technology industry, but the world… after what some viewed as a rocky start, in 2011 Twitter broke through into the elite group of companies that profoundly shape our world.”

― Peter Fenton

“Music is now becoming ‘free,’ and it’s very difficult for new artists to start.”

― Peter Frampton

“That Sinn Fein, as I’ve already indicated, their leaders have already indicated that’s what they want to achieve – once we get that credible statement, then we can get around the table and start to move forward, and I’m confident we can do so.”

― Peter Hain

“As I am actually partly Cornish, I am frequently tempted to start some sort of Cornish liberation front in the Home Counties, where our language rights are badly neglected.”

― Peter Hitchens

“It’s quite ironic I suppose, it’s that thing about being in a group when you all start out as friends and then invariably end up hating each other. So I just thought they needed telling really, in case they were labouring under the apprehension that they were still friends.”

― Peter Hook

“Strategically, horror films are a good way to start your career. You can get a lot of impact with very little.”

― Peter Jackson

“I start each of my scripts by going on a journey of painstaking research and discovery, much as I do a piece of long-lead journalism.”

― Peter Landesman

“’Parkland’ is not out to pick a fight and start a dialogue about conspiracy.”

― Peter Landesman

“The disconnect between what people think and what the political leaders are actually doing is something that we really need to start raising.”

― Peter Maurer

“Local businesses and communities must be included from the very start in developing solutions to fragility, violence, and conflict.”

― Peter Maurer

“What the hell is happening to the world when those who were at the origin of… international humanitarian law start questioning in public debates whether it has any relevance or should be respected?”

― Peter Maurer

“Once I start writing about somebody, I become very protective of them.”

― Peter Morgan

“If you start to analyze what you do, it can paralyze you.”

― Peter Morgan

“Actors have to stay optimistic. The moment we start thinking otherwise, we’re dead.”

― Peter O’Toole

“It depends on whom I’m with. Sometimes I start out in my own voice, and no matter who I’m with, I take on their thing.”

― Peter Sellers

“The next Bill Gates will not start an operating system. The next Larry Page won’t start a search engine. The next Mark Zuckerberg won’t start a social network company. If you are copying these people, you are not learning from them.”

― Peter Thiel

“If you’re trying to develop a new drug, that costs you a billion dollars to get through the FDA. If you want to start a software company, you can get started with maybe $100,000.”

― Peter Thiel

“I’ve got to pick myself up Dust myself off And start all over again.”

― Peter Tosh

“We can only move to a long-term resolution regarding terrorism and war by planting seeds of peace. We have to start with ourselves.”

― Peter Yarrow

“I love to start the day with a stretch and a few miles of running. It wakes me up and clears my head.”

― Peyton List

“As soon as you start making a record, things start getting lined up: the promotion, possibly even a tour.”

― Phil Collins

“I’m usually going to make a record, finish a record, start a record or start a tour or between tours.”

― Phil Collins

“We start out talking about the story, trying to figure out who is who and what should happen, taking notes the whole time. Then I do a rough layout of the issue, showing what happens on each page. Then we discuss that some more.”

― Phil Foglio

“A rising tide lifts all boats, and you have to start with job creation. We will never get there until we replace all these jobs that have been lost.”

― Phil Gingrey

“People – particularly in the Southeast, Georgia, my district, all across the state – they don’t want the federal government to have the ability, at times whenever the federal government wants to declare an emergency, to start going around and confiscating people’s guns.”

― Phil Gingrey

“I think I was one of those kids that, at the age of 13, start filling out a little bit: I was the kid that had the chest, the arms, the calves, especially, with these big legs like an adult.”

― Phil Heath

“You need pencil miles to be a great artist, animator, or filmmaker, and the sooner you start making mistakes, the quicker you learn.”

― Phil Lord

“I don’t care how pumped up or psyched you are to start a new diet or a new program – that emotion will fade.”

― Phil McGraw

“Before I retired, I had agreed to join the BBC to work as a pundit, with my contract beginning at the start of the 2014/15 season.”

― Phil Neville

“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there.”

― Phil Robertson

“With every project, there are things that surprise you with the meaning they take on as you start to use them.”

― Phil Schiller

“The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe.”

― Philip Warren Anderson

“Many cults start off with high ideals that get corrupted by leaders or their board of advisors who become power-hungry and dominate and control members’ lives. No group with high ideals starts off as a ‘cult’; they become one when their errant ways are exposed.”

― Philip Zimbardo

“When you start out, you have to make compromises, which include doing films of lower quality.”

― Phoebe Cates

“I’m a sucker for two things: Adam Lambert and songs that start out as emo as a sad episode of ‘Felicity’ and then drop. That. Beat.”

― Phoebe Robinson

“I always want to live long enough to finish the book I’m working on and see it published. But then I start another book before the previous one is in the stores, so I always have a reason to go on.”

― Phyllis A. Whitney

“Once you start compromising, once you start trying to keep cost lower, this is not luxury. Luxury is wanting the best and using the best materials with which to do that.”

― Pier Luigi Loro Piana

“News organisations that have been around a while have a lot of traditions and ways of doing things that may have served them for many years but perhaps make them less flexible in the digital era. As an entrepreneur, it just makes more sense to start something new.”

― Pierre Omidyar

“Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels.”

― Piers Anthony

“Every album, I’m worried that I’m a dork and a fraud – ‘What if I can’t sing anymore?’ Then I stop thinking and start playing guitar, and I realize that it’s okay to suck, and move forward.”

― Pink

“I’m an OG. I was an OG when I was 16. I was an OG when I made the decision I don’t want to go to school anymore and start skipping to make music.”

― Playboi Carti

“You might have two years probation and do good for a whole year, and you make one mistake, and you got to start over.”

― PnB Rock

“If I rob a gas station, I’m going to get 15 years. If I steal $400 million on Wall Street, I start plea-bargaining.”

― Powers Boothe

“When audiences start calling you by your character’s names, your job is done!”

― Prabhas

“Whenever any actress works with an actor again, more than once, people start linking their names.”

― Prabhas

“We don’t get a more responsive government unless we start to systematically run organizing campaigns to change the way government works.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“Rather than name-calling and arguing about whether it is appropriate or not to employ radical tactics, we progressives need to start listening to each other.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“We need to stop talking and start acting, and I am more than eager to be part of that change.”

― Pranav Mistry

“There’s nothing like a jolly good disaster to get people to start doing something.”

― Prince Charles

“I’ve written some happy songs but I can’t ever play them in public because everybody will just start throwing up.”

― Priscilla Ahn

“Since the start of the Thatcher economic and fiscal reforms the U.K. economy has expanded five-fold.”

― Priti Patel

“I always do an all-night horror marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in the morning.”

― Quentin Tarantino

“CGI has fully ruined car crashes. Because how can you be impressed with them now? When you watch them in the ’70s, it was real cars, real metal, real blasts. They’re really doing it and risking their lives. But I knew CGI was gonna start taking over.”

― Quentin Tarantino

“As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused, I check out of the movie. Emotionally, I’m severed.”

― Quentin Tarantino

“I’m a 24-hour tweet machine, I’m a 24-hour blogger. When there’s no pressure on me, I can talk and write and lecture with the best of them. But put a deadline on me and I start getting writer’s block.”

― Questlove

“Kids think you just sit down and start writing. I always tell them you never do that.”

― R. L. Stine

“I’m obsessed with radio. It’s a good start to Sunday morning.”

― R. L. Stine

“If you do enough planning before you start to write, there’s no way you can have writer’s block. I do a complete chapter by chapter outline.”

― R. L. Stine

“Initially, when you start working out, it takes at least six months for the results to show.”

― Raashi Khanna

“I have always wanted to sing at some point in my life. In fact, when I was shooting for ‘Oohalu Gusagusalaade,’ I would randomly start singing on the sets, and I even earned a nickname ‘Radio’ on that film.”

― Raashi Khanna

“I didn’t want to start acting like a cartoon.”

― Rachael Leigh Cook

“I grew up hiking and horseback riding in Tennessee, so I love being outside. I will joyfully run 12 miles, but I’m not very good at boot camps. When they start yelling, I start laughing.”

― Rachel Boston

“When Hispanics start businesses at two times the rate of the average population, it seems to me that fewer regulations and dictates from Washington will do more to encourage start-ups, hiring, and progress up the economic ladder.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“Well, if you are planning a Caribbean vacation, you can start by booking it to this warm and friendly island paradise as soon as it is ready to receive tourists. As a U.S. territory, your trip to Puerto Rico doesn’t require a passport or currency exchange.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“I don’t start with a list of historical scenes that I want to include in the book. At a certain point, the narrative totally takes over, and everything that I include I can only incorporate if it answers to the internal terms of the novel.”

― Rachel Kushner

“You just sort of get used to being one of the only women on set, so it’s really refreshing to start to enter a time when that’s not the case anymore.”

― Rachel Morrison

“It used to break my heart that I didn’t get to start in varsity soccer!”

― Rachel Platten

“Maths is like a ladder – if you miss the first few rungs, you can’t jump up, so start with the basics.”

― Rachel Riley

“The best thing about ‘Strictly’ is it doesn’t matter what level you start at, if you’ve never put a foot in front of the other in your life.”

― Rachel Riley

“I would love a bowl of Frosties, but I start the day with something healthier like a bowl of yoghurt or berries.”

― Rachel Stevens

“No one wants to stay in the tabloids. But it’s actually not a terrible place to start.”

― Rachel Zoe

“There is pressure from day one when you start your career.”

― Radhika Pandit

“I do not know how I developed the interest for baking. If I am not shooting, I head back home and start baking my favourite cakes and cookies.”

― Radhika Pandit

“What features in a midfielder am I after? Players who have the mindset to win every game – then we can start to talk about the technical quality.”

― Rafael Benitez

“I tried to find a solution to the problem that I had, tried to find a way to start playing better.”

― Rafael Nadal

“When you start something new, you can be sure that the first few years will be full of failures and disappointments.”

― Raghav Bahl

“Americans want Washington to put aside political differences, find common ground, and start producing real economic solutions for the middle class.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“If people go out and start protests for everything, then entire Tamil Nadu will become a grave yard!”

― Rajinikanth

“I have to finish ‘Behen Hogi Terim’ and then get right into that zone to seriously start preparing for it. It is a huge responsibility to play Netaji.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“There are times when I do feel very nervous when I start a film. And I feel very nervous before the release. I do get stuck in some scenes, but that’s very natural and human. It happens to all the artistes in the world.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“Whether I start or I’m the guy to come off the bench, I’ll do whatever it takes.”

― Rajon Rondo

“I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”

― Ralph Nader

“When strangers start acting like neighbors… communities are reinvigorated.”

― Ralph Nader

“When I work on multiple projects, I’m really good at dividing my days, so I start in the morning with a clean slate.”

― Ramin Djawadi

“I think a melody is a melody. And the way I usually start is I start writing my themes without even writing to picture to just try to find the tone for the movie or the TV show.”

― Ramin Djawadi

“That’s what I like: to kind of get up and start working right away in the morning.”

― Ramin Djawadi

“It’s always daunting to start from scratch, but it’s exactly what I love about my job.”

― Ramin Djawadi

“Generally, you are held to a sound and that becomes your sound. That gets branded as your sound, and all the copycats start with it because the labels are looking for that sound.”

― Randy Bachman

“When you’re listening to radio and hear the same 20 songs over and over and over, you want a break from it. Sometimes you don’t want to hear something that sounds just like everything else on the radio. Eventually, if you hear the same sounds and the same musicians and the same mixes and all of that, it will start to sound like elevator music.”

― Randy Houser

“When you listen to radio and hear the same 20 or 25 songs, you start hunting down your CD’s. Waylon Jennings’ records were always around to listen to.”

― Randy Houser

“What I wish more than anything is that I could start getting press about my work as an actor. That is what I do. I’m not a criminal.”

― Randy Quaid

“Every role is easy. As an actor it is my job to make my job easy. If I start hyperventilating about my roles, then how will I do it? So, with all my roles, somewhere I feel comfortable about them, and that is why I play them.”

― Rani Mukerji

“I have to make sure, when you start seeing a film, you are going to see it until the end. I have to, of course, entertain you a little bit. The real question is how far do I go?”

― Raoul Peck

“When the world becomes standard, I will start caring about standards.”

― Rasmus Lerdorf

“When will the world start believing that the biggest religion of all is humanity?”

― Raveena Tandon

“When the flowers start blooming, I like to ride my bike.”

― Ravyn Lenae

“Everybody has forgotten that Russia helped start the Second World War.”

― Ray Bradbury

“Scientists have to have a metaphor. All scientists start with imagination.”

― Ray Bradbury

“I think a lot of developments start with the desire of the developer to get what he really wants so that he can use it. It’s not just the technical fascination or the business opportunity.”

― Ray Dolby

“I’ve had lots of fans who come out and say, ‘Listen, I can relate to Cyborg because I lost a limb,’ or ‘I have this cochlear implant.’ It’s one of those things when you actually start seeing it, when you actually start hearing about it, that made Cyborg more relevant to me than I think he ever had been up until that point.”

― Ray Fisher

“As long as you’re green, you’re growing. As soon as you’re ripe, you start to rot.”

― Ray Kroc

“I was looking to become more proactive with my career because I wasn’t crazy with some of the scripts I was getting – this was before Blow and Hannibal – so I decided to start my own production company.”

― Ray Liotta

“I didn’t start acting until I was in college, which was in the 70’s.”

― Ray Liotta

“Basically, the start of my thinking process is: ‘OK, if you didn’t have to worry about re-election, what would you be doing?’ That’s kind of how I’m starting to think.”

― Ray Nagin

“I’ve been accused of being a shell designer – you start with a machine and enclose it. But in many cases, the shell is essential. A locomotive without a shell would be nonfunctional.”

― Raymond Loewy

“’Homeland’ really is one of those shows where they start to write more or less depending on what’s kind of going on in a relationship between characters.”

― Raza Jaffrey

“For no. 1, it’s great writing, super writing. The second thing is that it’s great chemistry with all the actors. We just all got along from the very start. Very get-go, we all got along. We just – it was just like we were all meant to be there together.”

― Reba McEntire

“You have to start from a place of trying to create a character.”

― Rebecca Hall

“We have to start thinking of ourselves as citizens of the Internet, not just passive users. I don’t see how we can bring about change in our digital lives if we don’t take responsibility.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“I think when you start messing with your own hormones, it’s crazy-making.”

― Rebecca Romijn

“At its best, writing is a dialogue. It’s one of the things I love about children’s: the fact that this dialogue is really there from the get-go, from the start of writing.”

― Rebecca Serle

“When lawmakers start to make laws that hurt single women, often the women that they’re hurting the most are not the economically powerful ones. They’re not Sandra Fluke. They’re not Lena Dunham, who conservatives hate more than anybody. They’re hurting low-earning single mothers.”

― Rebecca Traister

“Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.”

― Rebecca West

“A couple of friends and I started a sketch comedy group when we were teenagers, just for fun and to start creating stuff. It was a blast.”

― Reece Thompson

“I’m hypoglycemic, so if I don’t eat I start to get really blood-sugar crazy. I feel like I’m going insane.”

― Reggie Watts

“Relatively few people should start companies.”

― Reid Hoffman

“Over the last 20 years, I’ve worked on or invested in many companies that scaled to 100 million users or more. But here’s the thing: You don’t start with 100 million users. You start with a few. So, stop thinking big, and start thinking small.”

― Reid Hoffman

“I didn’t start out my directorial career with a dance film, as I knew people thought a choreographer will easily make a dance film. And even with a non-dance film, I had delivered a successful film.”

― Remo D’Souza

“The good part is once I start directing, I can choose the songs I want to do. I’m just selective now when it comes to choreography.”

― Remo D’Souza

“With Illum, we’re able to start to customize that supply chain in a very deep way… to rethink the entire imaging pipeline.”

― Ren Ng

“I was reluctant to start the company that would become Lytro, primarily due to my academic background.”

― Ren Ng

“I had turned down other head chef jobs. I didn’t want to take over someone else’s cuisine. I wanted to start from scratch.”

― Rene Redzepi

“When you design a building, you start from a general philosophy, and you come down, and you start from detail and come up. Only the theoretical architect believes that you can make the concept and then sometime, somebody will come to build it.”

― Renzo Piano

“I was in my 30s when I quit my job and ran for Congress. So often, we’re told it’s OK to take these big career leaps when we’re in our 20s, but we cast such an unfavorable light on those who take big risks later on in their careers or when they start families. There’s enormous pressure to have it all figured out.”

― Reshma Saujani

“I’ve always been kind of a shy guy. Not very outgoing. I might not start a conversation, but if somebody else does, I’ll chat away.”

― Retief Goosen

“When I was 17, I got a call from Konnan. He told me that he was about to start up a new promotion called AAA. A lot of the popular wrestlers were going to come to work for him, and he wanted me to be one of them.”

― Rey Mysterio

“I actually use Randy Orton as an example to my son because he wants to start training in January. My son is a big kid – he’s 6’1″, 205 – and I insist that he must watch and learn from Randy’s style.”

― Rey Mysterio

“When somebody has convinced you that you’re not worth anything to anybody anymore, and they spend a lot of time doing it, you start believing it yourself.”

― Ric Flair

“In my opinion, an album has a story from start to finish and has a concrete concept.”

― Rich Brian

“Rather than just making a movie about video games, I wanted to start with the character and what the character was going through.”

― Rich Moore

“I wonder if games are maybe a terminus for ideas. Things can be books or movies or operas or plays, but once they’re a game, that’s where they should end. Things shouldn’t start as games and be taken to movies.”

― Rich Sommer

“If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.”

― Richard Branson

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”

― Richard Branson

“I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It’s done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.”

― Richard Branson

“If you’re used to being a maverick, then people don’t get surprised when you start acting strangely.”

― Richard C. Armitage

“In Britain, you don’t usually learn about evolution until you are about 15. I should have thought that you should start at about 8. But I could be wrong about that.”

― Richard Dawkins

“We must be able to appeal to the CCO and CMO with programs that have purpose at the core, that start movements and solicit views of the core community of brand supporters.”

― Richard Edelman

“Once you start bombing in Syria, when you start looking for targets, there will be a lot.”

― Richard Engel

“I think it’s really important to start thinking about infrastructure as essential national security.”

― Richard Engel

“So I decided to start writing plays, and went to Yale.”

― Richard Foreman

“In the process of developing a character, you do, in fact, start to take him on as a personality.”

― Richard Gere

“I came quite late to gaming: I didn’t start playing until 2002.”

― Richard K. Morgan

“Every marriage is weird! That’s what it is – we just all need to start embracing the fact that there is no normal.”

― Richard LaGravenese

“A truly moral health care system should start out by covering all of its citizens with basic health care. It would not be seduced by its technology and fancy buildings.”

― Richard Lamm

“The moment you start asking questions, you become public enemy number one.”

― Richard Ojeda

“The original reason to start the project, which was that the Germans were a danger, started me off on a process of action, which was to try to develop this first system at Princeton and then at Los Alamos, to try to make the bomb work.”

― Richard P. Feynman

“Dictatorships start wars because they need external enemies to exert internal control over their own people.”

― Richard Perle

“If I can tell you the story from beginning to end in five minutes, I’m ready to start writing. Then it’s a constant spreading out of that five minutes.”

― Richard Price

“When I start getting close to the end of a novel, something registers in the back of my mind for the next novel, so that I usually don’t write, or take notes. And I certainly don’t begin. I just allow things to percolate for a while.”

― Richard Russo

“We’re all in trouble, and we all need to sort of pick up the pieces and start to exercise more and really be careful with the food.”

― Richard Simmons

“I start phone calls at 4 A.M. to cheer people up. The housebound, people in the hospital. People who, after decades, still can’t get over what happened 10 or 15 years ago.”

― Richard Simmons

“You go out on the practice range, and something kind of clicks, and you start hitting the ball very crisply. And you’re sure that you’ve found it, the holy grail – that all you have to do is hold your hand in a certain way. Then you go out on the golf course, and it’s completely disappeared.”

― Richard Thaler

“Academia does not provide many opportunities for immediate gratification. You work for two years on a project, it takes two more years to get it published, and then you start hoping someone might read it.”

― Richard Thaler

“I say let’s go back to a truer use of the word ‘freedom.’ Let’s start with President Franklin Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. I would add the freedom to bargain collectively. Those freedoms are under attack today.”

― Richard Trumka

“When I was a kid a growing up in Ontario, Canada, Lake Erie was so polluted, I never thought it would ever, EVER be turned around where they could start cleaning it out in my lifetime!”

― Rick Danko

“There’s a million things wrong with government that need to get fixed, but none of its ever going to get fixed unless we start educating our children better.”

― Rick Harrison

“I realized that I needed to start taking better care of myself.”

― Rick Harrison

“I had been on four other series that never lasted more than a year and a half. I’d done fine, so you start to wonder, ‘Will I ever be one of those lucky actors who get to be part of something lasting?’”

― Rick Hoffman

“I think that I recall the nostalgic ’50s: the start of early television and rock-and-roll, and I think everything seemed to get very generic. Not much has changed.”

― Rick Moranis

“We played New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles, maybe 1978, opening for Kansas or somebody. Driving to the hotel after the gig, we came on KLOS. It was like, ‘All right! We’re in L.A., we just played a big gig, and we’re on the radio!’ That was the start of something big.”

― Rick Nielsen

“If you start having to tell people you’re cool, you’re not.”

― Rick Nielsen

“Preparing to fight wild fires is only part of the solution, we must be more pro-active and prevent the fires before they start, or reduce their intensity by removing forest waste and fuel build up.”

― Rick Renzi

“Netflix and Amazon know when you stop and start a program, whether you wanted the whole thing, all of that.”

― Rick Smolan

“We don’t always agree on stuff, but when it’s time to blow the whistle and start the game, we’re not still debating.”

― Rick Wagoner

“When I was 9 years old, I really wanted to be in the show business. I really wanted to be an artist. I would grab a wooden spoon and I would start singing, even if it was for my uncles and my aunts. And I would just sing any lah-lah song.”

― Ricky Martin

“A horrible script 99 percent of the time means a horrible movie. But if you start with a good script, odds are you’re going to have a good movie.”

― Ricky Schroder

“If you have a great idea that can translate elsewhere, then that’s where the scalability comes in – and that’s where you can actually start to make real money.”

― Ricky Van Veen

“Once people start to realise that colour is just that, it’s just a colour, then things got a bit smoother.”

― Ricky Whittle

“I want to really start focusing on what I want to accomplish and what it is I want to achieve, but not micromanaging this or that and focusing on the little things.”

― Ricky Williams

“Cabin Fever was murder. There was a lot of psychological stress, like not knowing if we were going to finish the movie. The day we arrived to start rehearsals, our main investors pulled out.”

― Rider Strong

“People say that when you get to a certain age that you start to mellow. I have no idea what these people are talking about.”

― Rita Moreno

“I don’t really remember much about Kosovo. I only remember growing up in London, where my parents had to basically start from scratch.”

― Rita Ora

“When you’re a dancer, you start with the basics. You don’t all of a sudden do a grand jete and pirouette. You start with first position, second, third.”

― Rita Rudner

“I can’t on my own change the regime in South Africa or teach the Palestinians to learn to live with the Israelies, but I can start with me.”

― River Phoenix

“I’ve been very lucky, getting to travel the world with professional photographers. I’d grab their equipment, get a few lessons, and start firing shots.”

― Rob Machado

“I didn’t start to work until I realized what it was I had to offer. I stopped imitating performers I admired and started just being myself.”

― Rob McClure

“If you start very far to the left, it’s harder to get to the middle.”

― Rob Portman

“As far as getting my start, it was really Norman Lear, even aside from being on ‘All in the Family.’ He helped me get my start as a director. He was the one who said, ‘Let him do ‘Spinal Tap.’ Let him give it a try,’ because I had been trying for years to get that thing off the ground.”

― Rob Reiner

“’Drive,’ that’s the one. I love dozens of songs by R.E.M., but that’s the one, even though it took me 7 or 8 years to start liking it.”

― Rob Sheffield

“I attribute my longevity to my extensive stretch routine that I do before every single match or any physical activity. I put myself thought a regimen that really puts my body to the test so I’m not cold, tight, or ready to be injured when I start slamming my body around.”

― Rob Van Dam

“Every time I start the next movie, it’s as exciting as the first time.”

― Rob Zombie

“Once you’ve been doing anything for twenty-five years people start to notice you.”

― Robbie Coltrane

“It’s always nice to start off with a good result.”

― Robbie Keane

“An awful lot of gay pop stars pretend to be straight. I’m going to start a movement of straight pop stars pretending to be gay.”

― Robbie Williams

“I really don’t know what I am going to do in terms of what a book is going to be about until I actually start writing it!”

― Robert B. Parker

“There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.”

― Robert Byrne

“At the start of first terms, presidents invariably have a measure of goodwill.”

― Robert Dallek

“Frank Morley, who had worked in London at Faber and Faber, was the new head of Harcourt Brace, and he hired me to start in 1940. The early years at Harcourt were wonderful. Almost my first assignment was Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘Between the Acts.’”

― Robert Giroux

“Writing happened to me. I didn’t decide to start writing or to be a writer. I never wanted to be a writer.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“Ballet is like any other art form in that we all start out knowing nothing about it.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“I was called to start a mission, not a church. There is a difference.”

― Robert H. Schuller

“There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working.”

― Robert Half

“If you are under the illusion that you can start a business and run it at your life’s schedule, you are mistaken. The business is like a starving puppy – when it needs to eat, then it needs to eat regardless of what you have going on personally.”

― Robert Herjavec

“I had a couple of investments that didn’t go my way. That’s why I laugh at guys who say, ‘Oh, I’m going to open a clothing line. I’m going to start a restaurant.’”

― Robert Horry

“I get excited for the regular season also, but it’s just added excitement when the playoffs start.”

― Robert Horry

“A lot of good things start in Virginia; a lot of good things have started in Virginia. We’re no strangers to firsts.”

― Robert Hurt

“For the next week, try the best you can to pay attention to sounds. You will start hearing all these sounds coming in. Once you let them in, you’ve already done the first and most critical thing, you’ve honored that information by including it. And by doing that, you’ve actually changed the world.”

― Robert Irwin

“A lot of the evangelicals supporting Donald Trump aren’t expecting that he’s going to start holding Bible studies in the Oval Office. They just want somebody who’s going to solve problems.”

― Robert Jeffress

“I’ve read everything that Isaac Asimov ever wrote, for a start. I’m massively into my fantasy genre, anything by R.A. Salvatore or David Gemmell. I’ve read every single book those writers have written.”

― Robert Kazinsky

“The greatest story of all is Colonel Sanders. He didn’t start until he was sixty-six on a freeway bypass for his chicken shop. Anything is possible!”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“I explain the law of compensation like this: ‘Returns are minimal in spite of massive effort at the start, yet returns can be massive with minimal effort over time.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“One of the reasons so many people get burned in the market is because they start buying as they see prices going up.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“The temptation to quit and start over infects every creative process I’ve ever been in. Frustration and boredom always fuel this self-doubt.”

― Robert Lopez

“Young writers only take off when they find their subjects. Since almost everyone has a family and stories about family, that is often a place to start.”

― Robert Morgan

“Today I start a diary; it is against my usual habbits, but out of a clearly felt need.”

― Robert Musil

“There’s an excellent movie we have on TCM called ‘It Happened on Fifth Avenue,’ which was originally going to be directed by Frank Capra… but just before he was going to start working on it, he came across this story called ‘The Greatest Gift.’ And that turned into ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’”

― Robert Osborne

“There’s hardly anything I’ve ever done that’s made me cringe; I’ve got pretty good pitch, for a start, so I’m not known for hitting bum notes.”

― Robert Palmer

“If you do a film with a studio, agents step in, they start saying, ‘My actor has to get this amount of money’, and it becomes about deals.”

― Robert Rodriguez

“I always tell people, start with what you’re passionate about. If you truly are passionate, you’ll keep it up.”

― Robert Scoble

“Unfriend people who do not post to Facebook or engage with anyone else. You’ll find your posts start getting reach they never did before. Why? Facebook only releases your posts to a few people at first and watches what they do with it.”

― Robert Scoble

“You put on eyeliner, and people start screaming at you. How strange, and how marvellous.”

― Robert Smith

“And it was under Wilson that the first great propaganda slogan was coined and emblazoned everywhere, to make Americans start thinking favorably of democracies and forget that we had a republic.”

― Robert W. Welch, Jr.

“When I can’t sleep, I’ll start thinking about how many shows I’ve done, count up the number of television shows and movies.”

― Robert Wagner

“To do comedy, you have to be a pretty good actor to start with.”

― Robert Webb

“Like most men, I can’t say I am thrilled my hair’s falling out, but then, if I really cared, I suppose I would wear a wig, get transplants, or start taking special pills, so I am obviously just putting up with it.”

― Robert Webb

“I start any work the same way. I start a rehearsal with silence.”

― Robert Wilson

“I like English football because you play all the games from the start of the Premier League to the very last game always 100%. Even when squads in the last two or three games have just been relegated, they still play 100%.”

― Roberto Mancini

“Once you start looking at the world rationally, it becomes much more exciting.”

― Robin Ince

“I like to see things start, grow, and then move on to better things.”

― Robin Leach

“I am a creator of TV shows. ‘Lifestyle’ ran for 14 years… that was pleasurable. We also had ‘Runaway’ for eight years. We did two years of a show called ‘The Start of Something Big’, and we did a network series called ‘Fame, Fortune and Romance.’”

― Robin Leach

“I helped launch ‘ET’… I like to see things start, grow, and then move on to better things.”

― Robin Leach

“I refused to do a lot on mobile Internet until around 2009. But because we didn’t start early, it took us some time to figure out what’s the important thing, what’s the most relevant thing for Baidu.”

― Robin Li

“The difference between a remarkable life and a mediocre one is not nearly as large as you might imagine. Nope, we all pretty much start out with the same raw stuff.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“A lot of folks focus on using Twitter as a marketing tool. They’ll have a bump that says something like ‘Tweet about the NewTeeVee show! Use the hashtag #newteevee.’ And that’s great – folks should definitely do that. What gets us really excited, though, is when they go an extra step and start to transform tweets into TV content.”

― Robin Sloan

“When you start believing you’re something special, then you’re not going to be striving to move forward.”

― Robin Trower

“You can start any ‘Monty Python’ routine and people finish it for you. Everyone knows it like shorthand.”

― Robin Williams

“When you build a house, you have to start from the floor. You have to start from the bottom, the defence, and then you fix the attack.”

― Robinho

“As soon as a norm is established, people start questioning it, which is probably a good thing in the end.”

― Robyn Hitchcock

“We have to take the biblical truth and start applying it in the statehouse, the schoolhouse, and the marketplace.”

― Rod Parsley

“We need to stop thinking about infrastructure as an economic stimulant and start thinking about it as a strategy. Economic stimulants produce Bridges to Nowhere. Strategic investment in infrastructure produces a foundation for long-term growth.”

― Roger McNamee

“The Academy just reflects Hollywood. And until we break those barriers, until we have African-American or minority studio executives, ’til we have people who are greenlighting movies with African-American actors – the Academy is not going to change until Hollywood changes, so we have to start with Hollywood.”

― Roger Ross Williams

“If you don’t invest in basic research at some stage you start losing the basis of applied research.”

― Rolf-Dieter Heuer

“You can’t really sit and start singing into a laptop at an airport. Well, you could, but you’d have a lot of sound in the background.”

― Romy Madley Croft

“Anytime is a good time to start a company.”

― Ron Conway

“At the start of his second term, one wonders less about Obama’s fitness than his willingness: Why doesn’t he do more to build and maintain the relationships required to govern in era of polarization?”

― Ron Fournier

“You could establish along the zones of the coast of the Caribbean in Honduras gorgeous resorts zones. If we could help them do that, they could start rebuilding their economy.”

― Ron Johnson

“If you manage things properly – and, listen, I’m a business guy. I’ve got to prioritize spending in all my business career to prevent my business from going bankrupt. The federal government has got to start doing that eventually as well.”

― Ron Johnson

“Furthermore, even if ideas were gettable – say, stacked in a secluded cave like the Dead Sea scrolls – I wouldn’t go there. An ‘idea,’ especially one adhered to from start to finish, can be disastrous for a compelling piece of fiction.”

― Ron Rash

“If I don’t see my kids for six days, I start to get withdrawal pains.”

― Ron Silver

“I don’t think we have a surplus of fine educators in this country that we can just start dropping them for no reason whatsoever.”

― Ron White

“I asked a couple of months ago if anyone would like to start picketing the gas stations.”

― Ron Ziegler

“Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.”

― Ronald Reagan

“Independents come back, usually right before an election. They tune out, and then they start refocusing.”

― Ronna McDaniel

“People who want to do stand-up from the start – I mean that’s an extremely self-centred thing to want, isn’t it?”

― Ronnie Corbett

“I was pushed into Zumba by one of the trainers in my gym. He saw me looking inside the Zumba room, so he told me to just go and start.”

― Roop Durgapal

“Sometimes it’s hard to tell where your instincts start and your baggage stops.”

― Rory Freedman

“My roles aren’t huge, but it’s a start.”

― Rory McCann

“I used to not really like going to the gym when I was playing tournaments because I’d be sore and stiff. But the more you keep doing it, the less soreness you have. And you actually start to enjoy it.”

― Rory McIlroy

“I have been refused entrance on the buses because I would not pay my fare at the front and go around to the rear door to enter. That was the custom if the bus was crowded up to the point where the white passengers would start occupying.”

― Rosa Parks

“Go learn the language. Go take some acting lessons. Start from zero like everybody else.”

― Roselyn Sanchez

“I started playing drums at about seven or eight. My mom used to let me play with the pots and pans, and instead of telling me to stop like most moms would, she just let me do it. So the noise kind of turned into music. From that point on, musically, that’s what I want to do: start creating beats.”

― Roshon Fegan

“I decided to start professionally making music at about 11. I was like, ‘Okay, this is something I really want to do.’”

― Roshon Fegan

“Usually, my rhymes are just in my head. I start off with a theme, and once I start rapping and writing and singing, the chorus and all that, it just starts flowing. Then it’s done in about an hour! I write a lot of songs.”

― Roshon Fegan

“To be given a fresh start at a new club like Chelsea, it’s unbelievable for me.”

― Ross Barkley

“I think one of the most important things we can do as feminists is acknowledge that, even though we have womanhood in common, we have to start to think about the ways in which we’re different, how those differences affect us, and what kinds of needs we have based on our differences.”

― Roxane Gay

“We made a good start toward preserving recreational areas like the Chattahoochee River.”

― Roy Barnes

“I’m a little old-school in that I think there’s some value in the classics and the steps of achieving a certain profession. If we start slanging the word ‘chef’ on anybody and everybody who cooks, it takes away a lot.”

― Roy Choi

“I was so scared of my father. He’d pull up in his truck and start looking for something I’d done wrong. There was no escape, no excuse, no way out of nothing.”

― Roy Jones Jr.

“When we did a lot of that Motown stuff there were four of us on the front line. When we started the evening we’d start from one end of the band and just go along. The lead singer would change all the time. That’s the first time that I actually managed to put it into a record.”

― Roy Wood

“You play for a club like Real Madrid, the people outside start talking.”

― Royston Drenthe

“What is not cool is if we have a problem with an artist or if an artist has a problem with us, come to us directly. Talk to us. Don’t start a Twitter war and all that kind of stuff. That’s silly.”

― Rozonda Thomas

“I am very excited to start and to play in front of the fans – I love that.”

― Ruben Neves

“It’s time to get past our racial differences. We owe it to our children to help them keep their clean start.”

― Ruby Bridges

“June. June Mathis. No, no one else, ever. She gave me my start. She first, of all people, believed in me.”

― Rudolph Valentino

“You can’t become what you aren’t, or you will start feeling awful about yourself.”

― Rumer Willis

“There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there’s just millions of voices and people want to be heard.”

― Rupert Murdoch

“My mother just died at 103, so that’s a start. You should live 20 years longer than your parents.”

― Rupert Murdoch

“So when it was my turn to start developing projects, I knew the writers I wanted to work with, and I had met every head of studio, every executive and a lot of producers. I started finding things, little crumbs off other people’s tables that I would make my own.”

― Rupert Sanders

“I did not start out thinking I’m going to become a feminist poet. It was a tag I was given.”

― Rupi Kaur

“One has to be ambitious to start writing.”

― Ruskin Bond

“It was clear soon after his election that Obama, like FDR, wanted to start dealing with the economic crisis immediately after his inauguration.”

― Russell Baker

“My days, if they start in the morning with a cuddle from my son, are just so much more glorious than they were prior to that.”

― Russell Crowe

“You can be cocky and confident, but when you start developing feelings for someone, suddenly your self-esteem drops a bit.”

― Russell Tovey

“Messy stuff irritates me. I don’t like messiness. If you leave something around my house, I’ll tell you to move it back, clean it up, throw it in the trash – don’t matter, just get rid of it. I need stuff neat, organized. And once I start cleaning stuff, I don’t stop until it’s done. Otherwise I’m irritated all day.”

― Russell Westbrook

“I’m interested in the idea that we all start off as these lovely little babies with all this potential but that circumstances mean that we don’t always live the life we should.”

― Ruth Negga

“When I start writing these novels, I go into them with a spirit of inquiry rather than to substantiate prejudices I had in the beginning. If you don’t do that, you can’t write good characters.”

― Ruth Ozeki

“I always find the first thing that really bothers me when I start a screenplay is, I have to find a different form. You can’t follow the form of the novel. It’s a different thing completely. It’s impossible. You just somehow have to find a structure for the whole thing. You have to crack that.”

― Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

“If you start to find that kind of luxury as a normal thing, you don’t belong in the real world.”

― Ruud van Nistelrooy

“I kept being told, ‘If you really want to build a start up, you have to be in San Francisco,’ so I ended up taking out a suitcase. It did occur to me to do it in London but it’s very, very difficult to build a start up in London – so I guess I was being lazy.”

― Ruzwana Bashir

“When deciding whether to fund and build a company, we start from basic principles and because many of the businesses and products that our companies create are a complete novelty to us, them and the market, we have to do the math.”

― Ryan Bethencourt

“Girls come up to me and start crying. Or they’re so nervous, they are shaking. Some have tried to sneak grabs of my abs and my butt!”

― Ryan Guzman

“Everyone needs to start doing interviews over email. Whether you’re a journalist or a spokesperson speaking to the media, you’re better off communicating questions, statements, or inquiries via email.”

― Ryan Holiday

“Social media is the future, with employers recognizing they need to start hiring people with the right skills.”

― Ryan Holmes

“I bring up ‘The Heist,’ and you can almost cut that record down the middle between songs where the beat came first and the words came second, and songs where the words came first and the beat came second. It can start with a vibe, a beat that drives a story, or it can start with a story and then trying to identify the tone to tell that story right.”

― Ryan Lewis

“I’m big into fashion, so after swimming, when I hang up the Speedo, I definitely want to get into fashion and start designing my own clothing line.”

― Ryan Lochte

“What’s great about having a sci-fi/fantasy show start on the web: that’s a gigantic part of your demographic right there. It targets a significant part of your demographic when you deliver online.”

― Ryan Robbins

“Every time somebody calls me out or tries to start something, it’s motivation.”

― Ryan Sheckler

“Playing in London in 1979 was exciting: it was at the start of new wave, the transition period after punk, and there were a lot of radical, fashionable young people on the streets and in the venues.”

― Ryuichi Sakamoto

“All the kids at the kindergarten had to play, or at least touch, the piano. It was a good start. Then, after kindergarten, all my friends took piano lessons, so I joined them.”

― Ryuichi Sakamoto

“When you prepare for something, it’s like jumping into cold water, but you’re prepared. You jump in. And you start swimming, or if you don’t swim, you drown.”

― Rza

“You come to my studio, it says ‘No photography on premises.’ I picked that up from Kanye. We don’t need all that. In the old days in the Wu, we didn’t allow anybody in the studio, not even women. We didn’t start allowing women until five years after our debut. ODB used to get mad.”

― Rza

“I can’t be a nice man on the field. I try to laugh, but whenever I start laughing or be jovial, I get smashed.”

― S. Sreesanth

“When you start off acting, it does seem very romantic, and the make-believe part of it all seems very exciting. It’s only later that you begin to realize how fascinating the work is – that it’s a bottomless pit, and you never get to the end of it.”

― Sada Thompson

“I don’t eat when I’m working. If I start to fridge-raid, I’m in trouble.”

― Sadie Jones

“I want to start by making a pledge, a pledge to those from the Windrush generation who have been in this country for decades and yet have struggled to navigate through the immigration system: This never should have been the case, and I will do whatever it takes to put it right.”

― Sajid Javid

“I’m going to start by making a confession. My name’s Sajid Javid. And I used to be a banker. No point denying it.”

― Sajid Javid

“I always wanted to start a school. I talked about it in college – but I didn’t do anything about it.”

― Sal Khan

“Stop hoping for a promotion that’s not coming. Instead, start a business at which you want to work.”

― Sallie Krawcheck

“You start blocking out things, and that’s a really important part of taking a picture is the ability to isolate what you’re – what you’re concentrating on.”

― Sally Mann

“I start the day with the intention of doing 4,000 sit-ups but then have to work.”

― Sally Phillips

“It’s always in the second administration when things start to go sour. They circle the wagons.”

― Sally Quinn

“I’ve spent my whole life not talking to people, and I don’t see why I should start now.”

― Sally Ride

“If it is something that I want to do, then I don’t think the audience will hate it. Unless I turn into a megalomaniac and start thinking that Salman Khan can do anything.”

― Salman Khan

“Many men start being friendly with women because they are trying to seduce them. I’m not trying to seduce them. I just like hanging out with them.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Matthew Wiener on ‘Mad Men’ writes the entire series before they start shooting, and if you have that, then what you can do with character and story is not at all unlike what you can do in a novel.”

― Salman Rushdie

“I get up late, have an espresso, and immediately start work. I try to get roughly caught up on email before I leave the house, then if I need to write anything or review a complex deal, I do that, and then I head to the office and work on my top few priorities for the day. I try to schedule my meetings in the afternoon.”

― Sam Altman

“I suppose if I didn’t have Loopt, I’d have to, I don’t know, pick up the phone and just start calling people, a lot more texting and certainly more Googling.”

― Sam Altman

“Before 9/11, our defense policy was based on a simple premise: The United States does not start fights; we will never be an aggressor.”

― Sam Brownback

“I’m very English. I’m white. I mean, I’m so pale. With spray tans they start peeling and start getting really dirty looking.”

― Sam Claflin

“The recession’s high unemployment rates may have encouraged people to start sole proprietorships, but there are many obstacles in the way of growing a company to create jobs.”

― Sam Graves

“When we stop running up huge budget deficits and start acting responsibly in Washington, we will provide small-business owners with the certainty they need to put Americans back to work.”

― Sam Graves

“The federal government has gone too far on many nonessential regulations that are harming small businesses. Employers are rightly concerned about the costs of these regulations – so they stop hiring, stop spending, and start saving for a bill from the federal government.”

― Sam Graves

“Once you start to try and calculate why you were cast and why you weren’t, you get in trouble.”

― Sam Jaeger

“Cancer is really a DNA disease… We have these certain genes that prevent our cells from growing out of control at the expense of the body. And it’s a pretty good, robust system. But if a couple of these genes fail, then that’s when cancer starts, and cells start growing out of control.”

― Sam Kean

“Anyone can go out on stage and start beating people over the head with rubber chickens. That’ll get people’s attention.”

― Sam Kinison

“If you start trying to figure out yourself from the image everyone has of you, you run into a dead end.”

― Sam Shepard

“A lot of these people were getting to where they didn’t need help anymore. You have to start all over again.”

― Sam Worthington

“Christmas is a huge thing in my family. We usually start decorating the day after Thanksgiving. We spend Christmas Eve with one set of grandparents, and Christmas Day with the other grandparents and our family.”

― Samantha Isler

“I’ve been writing since I was about thirteen but didn’t start a book until 2007. I spent four years writing a sci-fi novel before I wrote ‘The Bone Season’ at nineteen.”

― Samantha Shannon

“Well, I asked him who would start the war first.”

― Samantha Smith

“He said that if we were going to have a war, they would never be the first ones to start it.”

― Samantha Smith

“I think all tennis players have to struggle through the early stages of their career. We start off playing tournaments and really just get by. I always had a dream to play in the big tournaments and never have doubted if it was worth it. Having to battle a little early on in my career makes it all the more worthwhile now.”

― Samantha Stosur

“From the start, there was unanimity about my arrival at Manchester City. The coach, the executive director Garry Cook, and chairman Khaldoun al-Mubarak – I felt everyone wanted me.”

― Samir Nasri

“Now I am finally a City player, and that’s all I wanted since the start.”

― Samir Nasri

“No one signs a contact saying they will always start.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“I did start reading quite young but I was always read to by my parents, who are both actors. Bedtime stories from when I was about two/three to when I was about 15. In fact they didn’t stop until I eventually kind of kicked them out of my bedroom.”

― Samuel West

“Oh my God, don’t ever start a political party. It’s exhausting.”

― Sandi Toksvig

“Once I started to write, it was like all the lights came on. I was always making up stories in my head. I was a daydreamer. I didn’t start as a child, but once I started, I couldn’t stop. It was compulsive.”

― Sandra Brown

“I’m kind of thinking that I might start trying to do some acting. I really enjoy role play.”

― Santigold

“When the time is right, I’ll start making investments and try to flip my money.”

― Saquon Barkley

“A good place to start initially would be school plays.”

― Sara Gilbert

“I like to start my day after noon. I’m not a morning person at all!”

― Sara Sampaio

“My writing process is very organic. I start with an idea. I have the general story arc and the cast. But then I sit down to write, and things change.”

― Sarah Addison Allen

“I can’t sit and twiddle my thumbs. I have to start writing even if it’s miserable some days.”

― Sarah Dessen

“I don’t reckon there are many writers who start out really expecting writing to be an attainable occupation. Well, I didn’t. It was a pipe dream.”

― Sarah Hall

“My dad influenced my musical taste. I grew up listening to Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones and a bunch of rock music from the ’60s. Now, instead of watching TV, I’ll play a record from start to finish.”

― Sarah Hay

“Just because reporters say something over and over and over again doesn’t start to make it true.”

― Sarah Huckabee Sanders

“We’ve found that patterns of site looting have increased between 500 and 1000 percent since the start of the Arab Spring. Now this is a problem as old as human beings. People were looting tombs 5,000 years ago in Egypt as soon as people were buried, but the problem is only getting worse and worse.”

― Sarah Parcak

“To not have any hope is where things start to get really bleak. Things are possible. The impossible can be possible.”

― Sarah Paulson

“It’s easier to get into controlling relationships when you’re young because you’re much more eager to please, and controlling men pick up on that. If they like to make decisions for you at the start of a relationship, it can be a warning sign.”

― Sarah Pinborough

“I tend to get over-excited and very, very loud. I rein myself in when people flinch and dogs start howling.”

― Sarah Rees Brennan

“I don’t think I ever modeled myself after a singer. I’ve more or less copied the styles of horn-tooters right from the start.”

― Sarah Vaughan

“The Divas Revolution didn’t have the great start that I wanted it to have, but through time, it has got to where I want it to be, starting with the Triple Threat Match at Wrestle Mania. Our faces were in the middle of the stadium, which proves we are getting equal opportunities.”

― Sasha Banks

“For me, I got to start at FCW and see it turn into NXT, and I remember going to house shows, and there were legit ten fans in the crowd. Now, every weekend where we have a show, there are 300-plus people.”

― Sasha Banks

“I never rush myself. See, they can’t start the game without me.”

― Satchel Paige

“My feet ain’t got nothing to do with my nickname, but when folks get it in their heads that a feller’s got big feet, soon the feet start looking big.”

― Satchel Paige

“Nintendo is applying the benefits of advanced technology, but we’re using it to make our machines more power-efficient, quieter, and faster to start.”

― Satoru Iwata

“I don’t start a film with the heroine but with the cinema subject. If there is a woman in the story, she has to be of a particular type. It’s not as if I start with Madhuri Dixit and then think what kind of film.”

― Satyajit Ray

“To the organizer, compromise is a key and beautiful word. It is always present in the pragmatics of operation… If you start with nothing, demand 100 percent, then compromise for 30 percent, you’re 30 percent ahead.”

― Saul Alinsky

“I like it when one is not certain what one sees. When we do not know why the photographer has taken a picture and when we do not know why we are looking at it, all of a sudden we discover something that we start seeing. I like this confusion.”

― Saul Leiter

“Legislation won’t necessarily start a riot. But the right song can make someone pick up a chair.”

― Saul Williams

“I dance anywhere. I just start moving my feet.”

― Savion Glover

“When there’s a revolution in Egypt, you can’t really get depressed about not knowing what happens after you die. When there are millions out on the streets, that’s not the time to start panicking about contracting swine flu.”

― Sayed Kashua

“We have a mantra at the Big Machine Label Group: Start with crazy and work backward.”

― Scott Borchetta

“If we want the banks to lend – and we all do – if we want the economy to expand – and we all do – do you really want to start confining the banks in their ability to make profits in order to generate more capital to lend out to the people?”

― Scott Garrett

“It’s time to start putting actually the students first and not anyone else.”

― Scott Garrett

“I’m waiting for the Times Square characters to start dressing as me.”

― Scott Rogowsky

“There comes a point with any collaboration like that where you start having other interests creatively. I was moving in one direction musically, and as a guitar player, Mark wanted to move in another direction. That was essentially the reason we broke up.”

― Scott Stapp

“Hugh Grant, who several times has announced that he was thinking of retiring from acting, has said that he suffers from panic attacks when the cameras start rolling.”

― Scott Stossel

“Fathers should start teaching the boys how to punch.”

― Scott Thompson

“We are leading from behind under the Obama-Clinton doctrine – America’s a great country. We need to stand up and start leading again, and we need to have allies, not just in Israel, but throughout the Persian Gulf.”

― Scott Walker

“I tend to get my hands into all these other things and all these distractions, and after a while I start feeling depleted.”

― Scott Weiland

“The minute I get a big head and start acting like the big man on campus, it’s all downhill from there.”

― Scotty McCreery

“I’m in college at North Carolina State University. I’m about to start my sophomore year and have an apartment on campus with three buddies I’ve grown up with. I get to be normal when I’m there, and then I tour Thursday through Sunday.”

― Scotty McCreery

“’Lord of the Rings’ was 2001, 2002, and 2003, but Twitter didn’t start until 2007!”

― Sean Astin

“Somebody who doesn’t understand my directing style could be pretty taken aback by it if I start going off the schedule and focusing on something because I’m inspired in the moment.”

― Sean Baker

“I’m hyperactive, and I went in the studio and I would just start making records, for no reason.”

― Sean Combs

“I like to have books around to give me ideas-to get the verbal part of my brain to start working.”

― Sean Lennon

“I think he’s accomplished so much, I don’t think it’s fair to put me in the same category as Coach Payton. I think, hopefully, if you achieve even close to what he has in this league, then maybe you start to get mentioned.”

― Sean McVay

“Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood.”

― Sean Parker

“You start to accumulate your library of music. You want that music everywhere – that’s the point where we monetize. If you want portability, mobility, and access, then you buy it.”

― Sean Parker

“I think you start to prepare the minute you read something.”

― Sean Penn

“It is a good thing to start fresh.”

― Sean Spicer

“Maybe if they start playing new rock bands videos, then maybe but there is no point in a guy like me spending 250 grand for a video that no one is ever going to see.”

― Sebastian Bach

“Those who do not put clear limits on migration will soon start to feel like strangers in their own land.”

― Sebastian Kurz

“If centrist parties face the challenges and start working for their people more efficiently, the ground for left- or right-wing populism will become less fertile.”

― Sebastian Kurz

“It took me a good eight to ten years to really formulate what I was doing onstage and start to get really personal with comedy. I always really had timing naturally, it was just about trying to figure out how that timing was going to work onstage.”

― Sebastian Maniscalco

“Every day, I start with a workout; I do vocal lessons, I do piano lessons.”

― Selena Gomez

“My family and I want to start our own organization to work on global warming and a couple of other things.”

― Selena Gomez

“I think it’s bad when people start booing between serves.”

― Serena Williams

“When you start to get shareholders, clients, employees, rating agencies, and everybody converging, and then your competitors bad-mouth you, you know you did the right thing.”

― Sergio Ermotti

“Real Madrid go for everything right from the start of the season. They always fight for the three competitions.”

― Sergio Ramos

“Vaccines are extremely cost-effective, giving kids a healthy start in life and supporting the economic and educational foundations of entire communities. They directly lead to a healthy workforce, which is so critical to long-term development and prosperity in all countries.”

― Seth Berkley

“According to the standard model billions of years ago some little quantum fluctuation, perhaps a slightly lower density of matter, maybe right where we’re sitting right now, caused our galaxy to start collapsing around here.”

― Seth Lloyd

“Let’s stop bankrupting the country and start investing in our future.”

― Seth Moulton

“Sometimes, if you go to the same gyms, the fans catch on to that, and they start hanging out at the gyms. It becomes a little bit of a circus.”

― Seth Rollins

“Whenever I start feeling too arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to the U.S. The immigration guys kick the star out of my stardom.”

― Shah Rukh Khan

“My game is such that I either succeed or fail. But I always hope to do something which is useful to the team at the start of the innings.”

― Shahid Afridi

“The NFL is one of the few sports where it’s possible to tear things down and start again.”

― Shahid Khan

“From a psychoanalytical point of view, we start discovering the world through our mouths in the very first stage of our lives, when we’re just born.”

― Shakira

“I believe that filmmakers have to internalize the story and subtext so well that all of the departments can start to speak to each other – that music can speak to cinematography can speak to writing and back again.”

― Shane Carruth

“I will definitely start in small venues, as I want to find my feet as a performer; the first shows that Westlife did was ten dates at Wembley, which was just crazy. We didn’t have a clue what we were doing because it was so big.”

― Shane Filan

“I want to be like Tom Freston. Tom just flies around everywhere, gets to make movies, gets to start TV shows, hang out with cool people and do whatever he wants.”

― Shane Smith

“With Australians we’re saying we’re going to win before we start playing and pretty much keep on saying that.”

― Shane Warne

“I need to start caring about myself if I’m going to be a proper father.”

― Shannon Hoon

“At some point in time, we’re going to have to stop addressing the kneeling, and we’re going to have to start addressing what led Colin Kaepernick to kneel. That’s the issue that nobody wants to talk about.”

― Shannon Sharpe

“When you can get o-linemen guessing about what you’re going to do, that means you’re already winning before you start.”

― Shaquem Griffin

“Everyone’s mind wanders, without doubt, and we always have to start over. Everyone resists or dislikes the thought of or is too tired to meditate at times, and we have to be able to begin again.”

― Sharon Salzberg

“If I start panicking a little bit, I just talk through it with somebody.”

― Sharon Van Etten

“I didn’t start writing with band arrangements until I was working on ‘Tramp.’”

― Sharon Van Etten

“Whenever I start a project, I have a broad range of possibilities.”

― Shaun Tan

“Usually the thing that signifies that I’m done with the winter and all that is that I start skateboarding.”

― Shaun White

“If you’ve ever tried to start up the habit of early-morning exercise, you have probably encountered how easy it is to get derailed by too much choice.”

― Shawn Achor

“I was a cover artist for years. I didn’t start writing songs until I was in my mid-twenties. I wrote them with John Leventhal, and they were pretty bad. I was in my late twenties when I wrote the first song with him that made any sense to me about what I was rooted in and what spoke for me as an artist. That was ‘Diamond in the Rough.’”

― Shawn Colvin

“Either people are going to start getting us, or they’re not. And if they’re not, I want them to quit wasting my time. I just want people to really get into the band.”

― Shawn Crahan

“It’s been all over the press, and schools are deciding to shut it down. We released a public announcement saying that we had some potential solutions that we were working with, and once we had something concrete we would start implementing it and approach schools.”

― Shawn Fanning

“When you start out somewhere, you’ve got to get your feet wet. You got to find your place.”

― Sheamus

“Harmonious relations with a superpower like America should be a priority, but it does not mean that one should start begging from it.”

― Shehbaz Sharif

“Somehow, a scrubbed house spells a fresh start.”

― Sheherazade Goldsmith

“The thing I worry about is, what happens when your talent flees? Because you see that with writers sometimes: they start writing these awful books. And there’s something sort of horrifying about it.”

― Sheila Heti

“We’ll never move beyond oil until we stop rewarding oil companies with ridiculous taxpayer subsidies and start making them pay for the harm they cause our families and our planet.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“If Republicans start losing their seats because they’re climate deniers, that is a very salutary signal.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“There are still many things to work on – the start, the transition, the finish. I am not just going to sit around and wait.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“When you have good runners, you always run fast. That’s the motivation for me. But I have room to improve in my technique and in the start.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“The plan is to always start properly and execute a good race.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“I wanna chase down Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith. I would love to start my film career.”

― Shemar Moore

“In college, they taught us to think of a bad smell or simulate a bad taste to start crying. I just think of my ex-boyfriend!”

― Shenaz Treasury

“When you walk away from a really wonderful job like that, you start messing with everyone’s priorities. It’s like you’re dissing them.”

― Sherry Stringfield

“The people that we sometimes start our journeys with are not the people we end the journeys with.”

― Shervin Pishevar

“It’s easier to get funding for a gas station than to start the next Facebook or Twitter in the Mideast.”

― Shervin Pishevar

“Someday I’d love to come back and start a theater company in Boulder. That would be a dream come true.”

― Sheryl Lee

“For any of us in this room today, let’s start out by admitting we’re lucky. We don’t live in the world our mothers lived in, our grandmothers lived in, where career choices for women were so limited.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“Pages on Facebook are allowed to be anonymous. That is really important. People start revolutions; we need anonymity.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“As women get more powerful, they get less likable. I see women holding themselves back because of this, but if we start talking about the success-likability penalty women face, then we can do something about it.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“As an actor, the minute you start getting real in interviews, you lose mystery.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“I was always raised on cowboy films, and then when I could start making choices about the movies I wanted to watch I found myself wanting to watch gangster films which were slightly more sophisticated than the baseline stuff that was in westerns.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“Once you score big runs at the start of your international career, you get really confident because that is one part which is really tough, as every player is nervous at the start of the career.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“I need to study English more. I’ll start by watching ‘Sesame Street’ every day.”

― Shinsuke Nakamura

“Since the start of the Abe administration, we resumed peace treaty negotiations with Russia, which had lapsed during the three years of the Democratic Party of Japan administration.”

― Shinzo Abe

“I do feel like I have a lot more confidence now. I can shot list the episode before I start, but then, as things happen on set, I know how to adjust so I can still execute the scene completely, and I still know how to make my days.”

― Shiri Appleby

“I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award: Start early!”

― Shirley Temple

“I don’t get to watch a lot of TV, mainly because I’m busy working. And I pretty much try not to watch very much television at all, even American television, until I’m done with a season, because things start to creep into my head otherwise.”

― Shonda Rhimes

“I have shot four films for sure. On most days, I wish that there were 48 hours in a day. When a movie is coming to an end and another is going to start, I’ve felt that I don’t want to let go of this one just yet and say goodbye to the character nicely.”

― Shraddha Kapoor

“It’s really weird when you realize the people you look up to – who have influenced or inspired you – start to realize what you do.”

― Shura

“And I have been campaigning for the past three months trying to get the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the oversight authority and responsibility to start its own public hearings.”

― Sibel Edmonds

“Sooner or later, directors in Germany will start casting without regard to where a person is from. It shouldn’t matter anymore.”

― Sibel Kekilli

“Every story I write starts with a dilemma or a theme. Once I am convinced that this is the issue that is perturbing my thoughts, I start to look for characters capable of representing it.”

― Siegfried Lenz

“As an actress I feel that if you start to impose your own inhibitions, then you are not doing your job.”

― Sienna Miller

“I always start with writing vocal melodies before writing lyrics.”

― Sigrid

“The minute you start assuming that the audience is very happy to see the same show again, you’re dead.”

― Simon Cowell

“If a brand genuinely wants to make a social contribution, it should start with who they are, not what they do. For only when a brand has defined itself and its core values can it identify causes or social responsibility initiatives that are in alignment with its authentic brand story.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“Concerned consumers are realizing that they can use social media to organize themselves around shared values to start effective movements. Social media gives them a sounding board to share ideas, as well as a means to punish irresponsible corporate behaviors.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“One of the greatest challenges companies face in adjusting to the impact of social media, is knowing where to start.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“The most potentially transformative impact of social media is its ability to encourage brands to marry profit and purpose. The reason brands participate is that such outreach earns those companies social currency enabling them to start or participate in conversations that connect them to consumers in meaningful ways.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“Learning music is a birthright. And you have to start young.”

― Simon Rattle

“Conductors start getting good when everybody else retires.”

― Simon Rattle

“If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.”

― Simon Sinek

“The author always knows more than the reader does at the start of a novel, and gradually, they share that knowledge with the reader – that’s storytelling.”

― Simon Toyne

“When you start the match, you forget that you are No. 1, you have all the titles. You just have the battle ahead in front of you.”

― Simona Halep

“I was in the Air Force and was a boom operator (in-flight refueling). I got my comedy start in the Air Force.”

― Sinbad

“Being in a smaller environment – sometimes I like that. As a comic, we start off in comedy clubs, and there are people right at your feet, right on top of you. And I realize, as I get older, I miss that sometimes.”

― Sinbad

“Most entertainers start at a young age saying, ‘I don’t want to be normal. I don’t want a regular job.’… I think that’s something that’s innate.”

― Sinbad

“I don’t start a piece knowing exactly what effect it’s going to have. There is a seed of an idea that I could never articulate, right at the beginning of the piece, literally like one cell.”

― Siobhan Davies

“I was never really a DJ… I just kinda figured it all out at once as I started to tour. I was making music and producing and I just had to start to DJ as I got more into touring.”

― Skrillex

“Spend time in your head and figure yourself out. Start taking note of all the things you do that you don’t like, and then you’re more conscious of it, and you learn.”

― Slowthai

“I think I’m much more of a guitar-songwriter than a singer. I start with chords and then test out melodies rather than improvising over it.”

― Soccer Mommy

“I’ve seen girls start playing music who have told me they were inspired by me.”

― Soccer Mommy

“I’m always in the studio with my dad. I’ve written a few songs. I’ll start off writing rhymes, then freestyles, then I add in beats.”

― Sofia Richie

“I was fascinated by stripes from the start. On clothing, they follow a woman’s movements.”

― Sonia Rykiel

“As soon as the show is over, I always think, ‘How will the woman I design for go forward?’ It’s so important to start quickly because I can’t let her get away.”

― Sonia Rykiel

“Reaching a conclusion has to start with what the parties are arguing, but examining in all situations carefully the facts as they prove them or not prove them, the record as they create it, and then making a decision that is limited to what the law says on the facts before the judge.”

― Sonia Sotomayor

“The Commonwealth of Kentucky has a judicial system, and this system needs a lot of repair. Therefore, there is no need for Kentucky to start building another judicial system within the system, that we already have.”

― Sonny Landham

“You have to have a lot of skills when you act; you might not have it when you start, but you definitely end up with a few skills along the way.”

― Sophia Lillis

“I’m snobby about books that aren’t crime fiction: if I start reading a literary novel and there’s no mystery emerging in the first few pages, I’m like, ‘Gah, this obviously isn’t a proper book. Why would I want to carry on reading it?’”

― Sophie Hannah

“My crime novels are highly structured. I never start out with a dead body. I start with an impossible scenario. Opening questions should be mysterious, weird, intriguing, and contain the seeds of the solution. The structure has to be meticulous – I’m a structure freak.”

― Sophie Hannah

“When you direct your first film, you always start by telling stories that you are familiar with.”

― Sophie Marceau

“I like having the script before I start. With new plays, you’re constantly developing as you’re doing it. It’s really frightening. You don’t quite know how it’s going to end up.”

― Sophie Okonedo

“Good seasons start with good beginnings.”

― Sparky Anderson

“Whenever I start writing, I try to put together songs that feed the feeling of the movie.”

― Spike Jonze

“When I start working on an idea, I immediately record without judging it.”

― St. Lucia

“The cha-cha, right from the start… I knew it wasn’t my kinda thing.”

― Stacey Dooley

“I can feel a cold coming on right now, so I am going to start using collodial silver again.”

― Stan Jones

“Babe and I are both great television fans, and we’ve been planning to do something on TV. But we certainly never intended to start out on an unrehearsed network show!”

― Stan Laurel

“I think I had the smallest handle around. When I got my bats, I even trimmed them down. I used to scrape them. Some years later when I started getting older, I used to start with a 33 and in the summer it got down to 31 and then probably in September got down to 30.”

― Stan Musial

“I never start anything ‘I want to be No. 1. I want to win Grand Slam.’ For me, no. It’s always step by step. The only thing I want to do, it’s to push the limit.”

― Stan Wawrinka

“There are people who can start having very powerful experiences without taking psychedelics. It can happen against their will. This is a universal phenomenon.”

― Stanislav Grof

“I can’t sculpt. But if I were a sculptor, as you start to get something that actually looks like what you want, then it starts to be fun. That’s the way I find writing.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“But usually I’ll wake up and start writing about nine o’clock. I’ll probably write for about three hours, and I’ll do that over the next month and a half.”

― Stanley Tucci

“We have to stop thinking about ourselves so much and start thinking about the environment. We have to change.”

― Stefanie Powers

“I’m up at 6 A.M. and start my day with 20 minutes of meditation.”

― Stella Maxwell

“We hope girls are inspired to start playing at a younger age and try to get to a World Cup themselves.”

― Steph Houghton

“What I’ve learned is that makeup well applied can really last all day. I’ve had makeup on for 17 hours with minimal retouching. Once it’s on me, and I start, I don’t want to be touched again.”

― Stephanie March

“I’m concerned with China growing at double or triple the rate of the West, that there will be tensions. One needs to do something to start addressing misunderstandings and frustration.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“Education around entrepreneurship should start early, at secondary level, and be very robust by college level.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“I chose to start Schwarzman Scholars because I saw the potential for the world to become focused and unhappy with China, in large part because of the populism that was growing throughout the world.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“You must never aspire to ‘finish’ a house, you can merely hope to start it, and from then on it’s an evolutionary process.”

― Stephen Bayley

“Don’t try to start a career in LA, unless money is all you’re interested in.”

― Stephen Collins

“There are many exceptions, but New York is a great place to start a career.”

― Stephen Collins

“Writing a book is such a full-time job. If you’re away for a few days, you have to start again.”

― Stephen Collins

“Well, there are three different processes of making a film, of course. They’re sort of re-written three times. You write it to start with, and then you shoot it and you re-write it while shooting and you sort of re-write it as you edit.”

― Stephen Daldry

“But if Shakespeare himself is maybe about meaning and truth, I don’t know, then he is certainly about pleasure and interest, we start with pleasure and interest, but maybe eventually it gets to meaning and truth.”

― Stephen Greenblatt

“Once you start to play together, vibing off each other in the scene, it’s not just the notes – it’s the music. The script might be the notes playing, but we’re making it music.”

― Stephen Henderson

“There’s no attempt to manipulate the audience. We made our choice at the start.”

― Stephen Hopkins

“In science, ‘fact’ can only mean ‘confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.’ I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.”

― Stephen Jay Gould

“But I think there are a set of experiences that turn a potential writer into a working writer, and then there are places in your life were you start to recognize what you want to do.”

― Stephen King

“I never decided to start singing, to be a singer.”

― Stephen Malkmus

“’Summer Babe’ is the start of Pavement front-loading their albums with the catchiest song first.”

― Stephen Malkmus

“Some historians trace the start of the War on Terror to November 4, 1979, the day the hostages were taken in Tehran.”

― Stephen Rodrick

“When you know your cast well and their strengths and weaknesses, you can start writing for them, just the way Shakespeare wrote for his actors.”

― Stephen Sondheim

“I’m going to set up a foundation for the world. I’m going to take the money and start building cities all over the world. I’m a comet.”

― Stephon Marbury

“The guys have a lot of good cars built up. We’re going to do some more testing before we go back to Las Vegas and try to win at Vegas again. We need to get off to a quick start.”

― Sterling Marlin

“In the past, when venture-funded startups told their investors they’d found a profitable business model, the first thing VCs would do is to start looking for an ‘operating exec’ – usually an MBA who would act as the designated ‘adult’ and take over the transition from Search to Build.”

― Steve Blank

“Always gotta keep busy or the voices start telling me to do wild things.”

― Steve Brown

“But we did the best we could and in the end some of us had to get day jobs and start fresh.”

― Steve Brown

“Anything you write, even if you have to start over, is valuable. I let the story write itself through the characters.”

― Steve Buscemi

“To pick up the paper and read about yourself getting slammed, that doesn’t start your day off right.”

― Steve Carlton

“And what we did with this new company in 1985 is we did start focusing on PCs instead of video game machines, because we learned the hard lesson about bringing a product to market in a consumer world where it’s very expensive to build a brand and get distribution and so forth.”

― Steve Case

“My politics were really radical when I was younger, and then I moderated like everyone else does when they start having kids.”

― Steve Earle

“When people start yammering about artistic responsibility, artists become wary. The subtext of such talk is that the arts need to be regulated, which is to say censored.”

― Steve Erickson

“For most of my films, I’ve had to go out and start shooting before I could get the rest of the funding. That was the case with ‘Hoop Dreams,’ ‘Stevie’ and ‘The Interrupters:’ We started them quietly out of Kartemquin Films, only really going to funders once we had something to show and a firm idea of what the film might be.”

― Steve James

“When you start hiding things away, that’s when the darkness creeps up. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”

― Steve Kazee

“When you’re on set with Ed Asner or Melissa Peterman, you start to sort of exist in a different realm sometimes. You try not to let that get in your head, and you try not to let that overtake you.”

― Steve Kazee

“Don’t have sex man. It leads to kissing and pretty soon you have to start talking to them.”

― Steve Martin

“We were the first bank to start a loan modification at IndyMac and had a very good record of working with the regulators.”

― Steve Mnuchin

“You can’t say it’s broken, but let’s keep some of Obamacare. You have to start over.”

― Steve Scalise

“It’s an often-asked question, ‘Why did all these spotty white English boys suddenly start playing blues in the ’60s?’ It was recognized as this kind of vibrant music and when I first started playing in a blues band I just wanted to bring it to a wider public who hadn’t really heard it.”

― Steve Winwood

“I liked Stanley Kubrick from the start. He had a warm, benign nature and offered himself to you as a friend and ally. He seemed to possess no airs or attitudes, neuroses, or predilection towards tantrums.”

― Steven Berkoff

“The industrial revolution that defined the first half of the 20 century marked the start of modern business, typified by high-volume, large-scale organizations. Mechanization created a culture of business derived from the capabilities and needs of the time.”

― Steven Sinofsky

“One of the beauties about going solo was being able to start from scratch and say, ‘What do I really want? What kind of band do I really want? What kind of live show do I really want to stage?’ Without any of the baggage of being something with history.”

― Steven Wilson

“The main thing that I learned from editing is that most people, when they’re making a film, they start too early into the story. They will try to set up the characters, they will try to establish things before the plot actually starts.”

― Steven Zaillian

“When a fantasy turns you on, you’re obligated to God and nature to start doing it – right away.”

― Stewart Brand

“Silicon Valley is the engine for wealth creation. They’ve displaced energy, they’ve displaced financial services, and if we don’t start including a broader array of people in that, the same group of people is going to rise to the top.”

― Stewart Butterfield

“Croatia did not want Europe to be divided as to the start of Croatia’s EU entry talks.”

― Stjepan Mesic

“I think we can find a formula that would be to everyone’s satisfaction, which would make it possible for Croatia to take some more steps and for Europe to accept us into its midst, and for the talks to start.”

― Stjepan Mesic

“I like to have a title before I start writing.”

― Sue Monk Kidd

“I always assumed that the reason I’ve never run a marathon is because I haven’t bought a pair of shorts and arrived at the start line.”

― Sue Perkins

“Before the start of the ’76 Olympics, I’d had 160 amateur fights. I won 155 and lost five.”

― Sugar Ray Leonard

“Boxing was the only career where I wouldn’t have to start out at the bottom. I had a good resume.”

― Sugar Ray Leonard

“You always say ‘I’ll quit when I start to slide’, and then one morning you wake up and realize you’ve done slid.”

― Sugar Ray Robinson

“I always start from the stand that it is imperialism that needs us, not we who need the imperialists.”

― Sukarno

“I think every test pilot’s dream is to be on the start of something that’s brand new.”

― Sunita Williams

“I start with characters, and then I start writing, and then, if I’m lucky, things start to happen.”

― Susan Choi

“I can’t begin to count how many times I have warned politicians and candidates to worry as much about the good coverage as the bad, because the more air they put in your balloon, the bigger the target when they start shooting.”

― Susan Estrich

“If you were writing a short ghost story, I would say start very quietly and go, ‘One, two, three jump.’ Or start with a jump and make it jumpier. But with a long story, it must have rises and falls.”

― Susan Hill

“I was never any good at remembering dates, but now I hardly have to. When the first bulb catalogs get delivered and the hens start laying again, that’s all the notice I’ll need to know that winter has passed.”

― Susan Orlean

“Making social comment is an artificial place for an artist to start from. If an artist is touched by some social condition, what the artist creates will reflect that, but you can’t force it.”

― Susan Sontag

“I always start out saying exactly what everybody looks like. I don’t know why.”

― Susanna Clarke

“From the start, English has happily absorbed words from every tongue it’s encountered.”

― Susie Dent

“I don’t consciously start writing a play that involves issues. After it’s done, I sit back like everyone else and think about what it means.”

― Suzan-Lori Parks

“I try to catch flies in cups and put them outside. After I wrote ‘The Underland Chronicles’… well, once you start naming cockroaches, you lose your edge.”

― Suzanne Collins

“If you make time each month to give your money some attention, you’ll start the next year in fabulous financial shape.”

― Suze Orman

“The foundation of a financial fresh start actually has nothing to do with money or specific financial dos and don’ts.”

― Suze Orman

“I don’t even start singing anything until the mic is on and recording, because my first ideas are usually my best ones. So I’ll just press record; I’ll freestyle a whole three minutes.”

― Syd

“When you first start out, you want to be Fellini, or you want to be Bergman.”

― Sydney Pollack

“Making a movie is a network of decisions that keep multiplying as you go. You leave a trail of decisions behind you, and that’s how you start to see the shape of what you’ve done. When you get far enough, you turn around and say, ‘Ha, that’s the movie.’ It’s only then that you find out if it’s going to work or not.”

― Sydney Pollack

“’Bell Choir Coast’ is about a fictional land where I was able to start over, discover myself, and learn to take life a lot less seriously.”

― Sydney Wayser

“I could start a war in 30 seconds. But some countries spend 100 years trying to find peace. Just like good manners, peace has to be learned.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“You know you’ve been around when they start to remake your own movies when you’re still alive.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“If you start dancing too young, it can be torture. The bone is too soft, and it is going everywhere.”

― Sylvie Guillem

“As you get a little older and start drinking a bit more coffee, you start talking about big-boy things a little more.”

― Synyster Gates

“When practicing, it’s great to break a part down into its different elements, start slowly, and then try to build up the speed until you’re playing as fast as you possibly can.”

― Synyster Gates

“Lucha libre culture was part of my wrestling upbringing. I’m Filipino, so it wasn’t a part of my normal upbringing, but it’s what gave me my start. I get a lot of my technical and high-flying wrestling from that.”

― T. J. Perkins

“There’s a lot of stuff you’ve gotta know about Auto-Tune before you can start using it, because it’s the hot thing to do.”

― T-Pain

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”

― T. S. Eliot

“I didn’t even plan Bollywood! I did my first film just to experience something new, and not start a career!”

― Taapsee Pannu

“Over the years, we have been conditioned that certain communities need to be looked upon in a certain typical way. So I think we need to question the logic behind it. ‘Mulk’ is going to question that logic – and where did it start and why did it start and the need to change it immediately.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“You start a business being hungry, foolish, and a little bit naive. But more often than not, you end up being disrupted yourself. It happened to Skype.”

― Taavet Hinrikus

“Social incubators not only create economic impact but also have impact in other sectors, such as healthcare, education, and the environment. As the number of social incubation programs increase in the global incubation sector, there is a greater need to help programs improve and help others start.”

― Tae Yoo

“I didn’t even want to start acting when I started. At least, I never thought about it.”

― Taissa Farmiga

“The works I made at the start of my career rely on the themes of war, atomic power, and outer space.”

― Takashi Murakami

“About three months before a contest, I drink a lot of water. I start to drink a lot of water.”

― Takeru Kobayashi

“I’ll come and make love to you at five o’clock. If I’m late start without me.”

― Tallulah Bankhead

“It was a dream for me to score two goals on my first start for the England Under-21s.”

― Tammy Abraham

“I have this concept that I call ‘Combo Meals.’ The idea is that I start with the kids’ meal and then add a few more ingredients, and it becomes the adult meal. This way I’m not making two entirely separate dishes. I’m just simply adding on to what I’m already making.”

― Tamra Davis

“Laughing and crying are very similar. They’re an extreme response to life. You see it in children who start laughing hysterically.”

― Tamsin Greig

“The idea of going back to school and revising for exams would be hellish. As an actor, my form of revising is learning scenes, but to start going through biology, chemistry, and all of those sciences would be just a nightmare.”

― Tamzin Outhwaite

“I actually did an upholstery course a little while ago and have a brand-new sewing machine with my name on it, ready to start tearing apart the soft furnishings in my house.”

― Tamzin Outhwaite

“I start with my shoes – I usually pack two pairs if I’m going away for four or five days, and I’ll wear another one.”

― Tan France

“People are always the start for me… animals, when I can get into their heads, gods, supernatural beings, immortals, the dead… these are all people to me.”

― Tanith Lee

“Start as early as you can. Make tapes of your characters.”

― Tara Strong

“Psychologically, when you hear something a number of times, you start to believe it.”

― Tara Westover

“I don’t want to start getting my little violin out, but travelling across the world constantly and staying in hotels is tough, man.”

― Taron Egerton

“Don’t worry about Yemen. Yemen started in peace, and it will end its revolution in peace, and it will start its new civil state with peace.”

― Tawakkol Karman

“I like straightforward names for my characters. When I get too symbolic with names or places, I start feeling like the characters and the story are less read, and I lose interest.”

― Tayari Jones

“If I start thinking, ‘Is this movie going to open? Is this movie going to do well?’ I’m not focusing on the job. The job is to make a good movie.”

― Taylor Lautner

“Nobody’s ever wanted to start a fight. I stay away from all that stuff.”

― Taylor Lautner

“You can spend your whole life planning. But once you’re ready, get out there and start doing it.”

― Taylor Momsen

“Just because Lil Wayne made it cool don’t mean that I’m a start wearin’ the small pants or I’m gonna start doin’ the dance songs.”

― Tech N9ne

“We need to start looking at having a way of managing the whole ecosystem, because you can’t pick away at it piece by piece, you have to truly start being coordinated and managing our resources as a system. We haven’t gotten to that point yet.”

― Ted Danson

“I think, on a larger note, that filmmakers and studios should start to tuck it in a little bit, because films wouldn’t have the pressure they have if the word wasn’t out about how expensive they were.”

― Ted Demme

“Everybody has to agree that the best thing we can do to start reducing the deficit in this country is to put people back to work.”

― Ted Deutch

“The worst thing you can do if you want to start a fight is to use derogatory terminology.”

― Ted Turner

“The Iranians don’t intimidate! They’re like the Vietnamese and the Iraqis. You want to start a war with them? They’ll still be fighting in fifty years!”

― Ted Turner

“I hope somebody hits .400 soon. Then people can start pestering that guy with questions about the last guy to hit .400.”

― Ted Williams

“A guy running, you know, fifteen, twenty stallions that are two years of age, never been touched by a human before, and you’ve got to start castrating them, that’s pretty intimidating.”

― Ted Yoho

“In 1992, when I was 16, I moved to the United States to start working on my Ph.D. at Princeton University in New Jersey.”

― Terence Tao

“Suddenly I could control every aspect of publishing, and it was incredibly empowering! I didn’t have to sit by the phone any longer waiting for things to happen because I was the one making them happen. That’s why I decided to start Amber House Books.”

― Teresa Medeiros

“I can only work out for so long before I start to really feel the effects.”

― Terrell Davis

“If you try to make things happen, they start to feel presented. They start to feel premeditated.”

― Terrence Malick

“Young people have got to start their own theaters, really. All good theater is a kind of mom-and-pop operation. Start your own theater.”

― Terrence McNally

“You can’t focus on yourself. You need to focus on what you’re doing for others, and then you can start to heal.”

― Terri Irwin

“If you play in the NFL and start for 10 years, it’s not good. It is not good.”

― Terry Bradshaw

“I’m going to announce in the very near future, I’m going to lead by example and start paying 20 percent of my health insurance.”

― Terry Branstad

“When I retired from the NFL, no one knew who I was, and I had to start all over. I ended up doing security in L.A., and I was just on movie sets and watching.”

― Terry Crews

“Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.”

― Terry Josephson

“I just get all jacked up when we start cooking.”

― Terry Kath

“I can’t start a fire with two sticks or hunt rabbits or anything like that.”

― Terry O’Quinn

“If you are going to write, say, fantasy – stop reading fantasy. You’ve already read too much. Read other things; read westerns, read history, read anything that seems interesting, because if you only read fantasy and then you start to write fantasy, all you’re going to do is recycle the same old stuff and move it around a bit.”

― Terry Pratchett

“Fantasy is uni-age. You can start it in the creche, and it follows you to death.”

― Terry Pratchett

“It’s easy to play pretty well if you play hard. Things start working in your favor.”

― Terry Rozier

“The only thing that surprised me about ‘Lincoln’ is that most of the critics who reviewed the film seem not to have grasped what should have been apparent right from the start, which is that ‘Lincoln’ is at bottom a play with pictures, not a screenplay.”

― Terry Teachout

“No, I don’t know how to get young people to start listening to jazz again. But I do know this: Any symphony orchestra that thinks it can appeal to under-30 listeners by suggesting that they ‘should’ like Schubert and Stravinsky has already lost the battle.”

― Terry Teachout

“So I told Robert from the start that if we couldn’t get Charles and Max to take part, but especially Charles, that I didn’t want to make the film. So would he call his mother and talk to Charles and see if Charles would at all be interested.”

― Terry Zwigoff

“If I start paying attention to the mechanics of a film while watching it, then it’s generally a bad film.”

― Terry Zwigoff

“When you get older, you start to doubt, and you put limitations on yourself. But little Teyonah had no fear.”

― Teyonah Parris

“There is not much awareness about fitness in India, unlike other countries. We don’t get too many medals at Olympics; one of the reasons is we don’t have that culture of fitness in India. That is why we decided to start this chain of gyms under my name.”

― The Great Khali

“If you reach a point where your entire farm system is in the big leagues, you’ve traded a couple guys for players who are now in the big leagues, you know what you do? You start over in your farm system, and you keep developing the talented players you have.”

― Theo Epstein

“The 2011 Cubs were the oldest team in the division, the most expensive team in the division, and the worst team in the division. And we really needed to start over.”

― Theo Epstein

“Typically, it takes young players years to adjust to life in the big leagues and to start performing up to their capabilities. Most of the blame for this rests on these ridiculous old baseball norms that say young players are to be seen and not heard.”

― Theo Epstein

“Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

“Let’s start getting some free trade agreements started as soon as we can. We need to get on with it; we need to get a grip and make progress.”

― Theresa May

“I write a lot because, if I don’t, I start to panic, and I calm down when I write.”

― Theresa Rebeck

“We didn’t start out to make a protest record at all. That would have been too shallow. As usual, it was simply a case of absorbing what’s going on around us.”

― Thom Yorke

“I start where the last man left off.”

― Thomas A. Edison

“We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn’t give a damn what goes on in between.”

― Thomas Beecham

“I could stay in Germany and start my coaching career there. I did not want to.”

― Thomas Dooley

“Everything that we start is something that we don’t know what the outcome is going to be.”

― Thomas Heatherwick

“It’s kind of true that they just start making the same movie over and over again. It’s also true that the times dictate what kind of movies get made and what kind are not. So I’m always looking for something that’s a little fresh and something that I haven’t seen before.”

― Thomas Jane

“You don’t start out getting into the gym and bench pressing 300 pounds. You start out by doing the bar.”

― Thomas Rhett

“I can read a crowd pretty well. I know what to play and know how to keep it interesting for them and for myself as well. Most of the other DJs are more like producers so they become famous because they make hits and then they start DJ-ing. But I’m more from the other way around.”

― Tiesto

“For a lot of people, I will always be the mall girl, and that’s OK. That was my start. But I can do so much more than that.”

― Tiffany Darwish

“The world’s urban poor and the illiterate are going to be increasingly disadvantaged and are in danger of being left behind. The web has added a new dimension to the gap between the first world and the developing world. We have to start talking about a human right to connect.”

― Tim Berners-Lee

“It’s like getting into film – I didn’t say early on, ‘I’m going to become a filmmaker,’ ‘I’m going to show my work at MoMA.’ When you start to think those things, you’re in trouble.”

― Tim Burton

“We could build just about anything that you could dream of. But that’s not the question. The thing that Beats provides us is a head start. They provide us with incredible people that don’t grow on trees.”

― Tim Cook

“Art is a subjective thing, and it should be a subjective thing. And the difficulty of subjectivity is that it becomes hugely problematized when you start applying large sums of money to art objects. That’s where it all starts to get a bit sticky.”

― Tim Crouch

“If you start out with a little telescope observing the stars and you keep at it over the years, as I have, it’s kind of a dream to one day have an observatory where you can always go and use the telescope conveniently.”

― Tim Ferriss

“Bankruptcy represents a longstanding commitment in this country to helping people get a fresh start. This principle has never been giving only certain people a fresh start.”

― Tim Johnson

“My life honestly didn’t start until I got married and had kids.”

― Tim Matheson

“There’s a lot of great, talented, passionate musical theatre practitioners and directors here. But it’s very hard to suddenly start building great musicals in a town like Sydney where there hasn’t been any great musicals built.”

― Tim Minchin

“In terms of comedy, I never did five-minute sets or clubs or anything. I just started doing shows. Coming from that theater background, it never crossed my mind that I should start doing five-minute sets.”

― Tim Minchin

“My first arrival in India was memorable – landing at Delhi airport at 2 A.M. to start filming ‘The Jewel in the Crown’ in the Eighties. The man who was supposed to pick me up wasn’t there, so I spent a very uncomfortable three hours phoning around hotels to find out where I was supposed to be. It was a major culture shock, but I adored India.”

― Tim Pigott-Smith

“For most of us, starting off in the morning, your iPhone wakes you up, you immediately start checking emails or texts or whatever, and you’re up and running until you go to bed.”

― Tim Ryan

“If we could figure out the big economic question – which really is how do we get wealth out of the coasts and into the industrial Midwest and start creating real jobs by the hundreds, if not by the thousands – in places like I represent, that’s a game changer for me.”

― Tim Ryan

“I think it’s necessary for VR to start with an early adopter audience that’s highly engaged, and I think that means gamers. They’re the ones who have the high-end hardware and the expertise and the patience to sort through the uncertainty of it all.”

― Tim Sweeney

“I pray to start my day and finish it in prayer.”

― Tim Tebow

“I’m still nervous before I start any episode. I never feel completely secure, and I love that.”

― Tim Van Patten

“Although this crisis in some ways started in the United States, it is a global crisis. We bear a substantial share of the responsibility for what has happened, but factors that made the crisis so acute and so difficult to contain lie in a broader set of global forces that built up in the years before the start of our current troubles.”

― Timothy Geithner

“It’s fun when your kids reach a point where you can actually start talking about things.”

― Timothy Olyphant

“You’re immortal, aren’t you, until you get a little peek over the precipice. The thought of death…You’re not supposed to start pondering it until you’re old. And there’s nothing like being told you’ve got a life-threatening disease to concentrate your mind on that.”

― Timothy Spall

“I knew from the start I wanted to play for the United States of America.”

― Timothy Weah

“I do like to start on time; I like to set the bar high for people.”

― Tina Fey

“I got in touch with my agent and told him I wanted to start going out on things again.”

― Tina Yothers

“At the start of the ’50s, I had short hair. And I was getting nowhere.”

― Tiny Tim

“If you go back to the minors, you have to start swinging and hitting the ball again. I’ve been in the minors since the ’70s semipros, let’s put it that way.”

― Tiny Tim

“If we see someone, an artist who just does magnificent art, and especially if they’re already doing Ghost-related art, we just reach out and start collaborating. But when it comes to the record sleeves and the tour posters, I’m usually quite particular.”

― Tobias Forge

“I think I probably had to start a company, because I don’t think I can work for other people.”

― Tobias Lutke

“There are writers who do start doing the same thing again and again and almost inevitably fall into self-parody.”

― Tobias Wolff

“If you have two weeks of no feeling in your leg, you start to wonder, ‘Will it ever return?’”

― Toby Alderweireld

“When you’ve got an extra gear in your head where that’s all you do, you’ve constantly got a little radar up. … And when something hits that strikes that beeper, hits that radar, it’s like my song skills kick right in and go, ‘Oh, OK, there’s a song in that.’ And then I start trying to figure it out.”

― Toby Keith

“There’s a punk-rock attitude, clearly, to ‘Hated.’ There’s even a punk-rock attitude to ‘The Hangover,’ I think. We start the movie with a Glenn Danzig song.”

― Todd Phillips

“So I don’t think I’m gonna pull my head into my shell just because a bunch of people start acting like idiots.”

― Todd Rundgren

“We bought property after Iniki in ’92. I figured we’d never find better bargains. As it turned out, we didn’t get a bargain, but we did find the spot we wanted to live on. It actually took a couple years to secure that spot. Then, after we moved, it took over 10 years to start construction on the house. It’s still a work in progress.”

― Todd Rundgren

“My wife and I decided to try and kick start our kitchens to a $15 minimum wage for cooks. I’ve probably had to go through and raise every menu price now by 50 cents because it took away my profit. I just underestimated what it was going to cost.”

― Tom Douglas

“When I eat oatmeal, I’m hungry by 10 A.M., but pho is a great way to start the day.”

― Tom Douglas

“If you’re going to start a fire, why cook just one chicken?”

― Tom Douglas

“I had to leave my three-year acting course at Guildhall a little early to start filming Chris Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk.’ It was an absolute dream come true.”

― Tom Glynn-Carney

“There’s an abundance of exposure when you start working in American films. Inevitably you become a brand and that has to be controlled.”

― Tom Hardy

“If we are to make life into a pleasure rather than a struggle, then I would suggest that we have to start with our own mental attitudes.”

― Tom Hodgkinson

“Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.”

― Tom Hopkins

“Sometimes I think that I want to do something strictly basic, really simple. Just with a few chords. But I won’t have anything more than two or three sentences in my head. That kind of evaporates once I start playing and then it goes off in whatever direction.”

― Tom Jenkinson

“I find the best things are done for yourself or start as a small project and become a big thing.”

― Tom Lenk

“A lot of times, I’ll resist the temptation to visually define a movie until, one, I really understand just what the movie’s about, and two, until I start talking to my cinematographer.”

― Tom McCarthy

“You get into your late fifties, people start falling like flies all around you. I don’t take life for granted any more. I’m really glad to be here.”

― Tom Petty

“Obituaries were among my favorite to write because they have elements no other news stories have – a story from start to finish with a proper conclusion.”

― Tom Rachman

“I’ve spoken with a few employers who have moved away from what has to be some of the least attractive language you could use about health risk to start talking about wellbeing.”

― Tom Rath

“John Irving once told me he doesn’t start a novel until he knows the last sentence. I said, ‘My God, Irving, isn’t that like working in a factory?’”

― Tom Robbins

“If the networks can get audiences to tolerate pop-up promos by the dozens, maybe they’ll start selling pop-up commercials, too.”

― Tom Shales

“Possibly because I did start off as a journalist, my starting point has always been that you’ve got to keep an audience with you. Whatever you’re doing, you always want a script to be a page-turner. It’s very important never, ever, to feel above that.”

― Tom Stoppard

“You can bring down governments, you can do a lot of things that are in your own interests even though liberals will get very antsy when you start talking about it.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Many young and beginning farmers start out in local markets. Some stay there, and some scale up.”

― Tom Vilsack

“I didn’t start singing and writing songs properly until I was 19.”

― Tom Walker

“Even hostile parodies admit from the start that the target has a distinct voice.”

― Tom Wolfe

“I’m facing upstage, with my back to the audience, and the spotlight comes up on my back as I start singing.”

― Tom Wopat

“Ya know what’s fun? When Democrats start calling each other sexist.”

― Tomi Lahren

“We need to start talking, to each other, about the issues that matter most. Otherwise, we are just pawns in the game of politics.”

― Tomi Lahren

“They always say start at the bottom if you want to learn something. But suppose you want to learn to swim?”

― Tommy Cooper

“Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands, before too long you’re up in the stands with them.”

― Tommy Lasorda

“Once you start thinking about it in a mercenary frame of mind, then you’re finished. You’re a joke, because there are too many mercenaries out there already.”

― Tommy Shaw

“I can remember, at the start of my career, there were reports of about 100 words here and there, and they would have got your name wrong or the name of the scorer wrong. It just wasn’t taken seriously at all.”

― Toni Duggan

“It’s important to get a good start at a top club like Real. When things are going badly, you can overcome it quickly at a top club.”

― Toni Kroos

“Everyone has their special strength. And my strength is to have the ball and start good things with it.”

― Toni Kroos

“I learnt a lot in government, and I’ve learnt a lot since leaving government. The kind of journey of being in government is that you start at your most popular and least capable, and you end at your most capable and least popular.”

― Tony Blair

“The writing is the first thing that goes when I get a little down. Just like… in terms of how I feel, it’s like the writing is in the top five percent, and then that’s the first part that gets shaved off, and I start down a little bit.”

― Tony Earley

“As Christians, we often tend to get our Bible doctrine confused and start mixing truths that were never meant to be mixed.”

― Tony Evans

“You start with the right amount of rational and emotional experiences. You have to blend those in your product when you come out.”

― Tony Fadell

“When I start something, I know people I am working with, it’s a project they’re interested in.”

― Tony Gilroy

“We need to start talking about inequality again; we need to start talking about the inequities and unfairnesses and the injustices of an excessively divided society, divided by wealth, by opportunity, by outcome, by assets and so forth.”

― Tony Judt

“When I teach writing, I always tell my students you should assume that the audience you’re writing for is smarter than you. You can’t write if you don’t think they’re on your side, because then you start to yell at them or preach down to them.”

― Tony Kushner

“If you like to run and the guys can’t run, you don’t run. If you like power, and you have guys that can’t hit it out of the park, then you start moving guys around.”

― Tony La Russa

“When the mothers start to shatter, then everything just comes undone.”

― Tori Amos

“My grandmother’s number-one rule was that once you start something, you don’t quit. From a young age, she never let me give up on anything.”

― Tori Bowie

“When I get to a certain level, I’ll start going by Daystar.”

― Tory Lanez

“I don’t have beef with nobody… You know when it’s beef, because then we just start playing scoreboard, and nobody wants to play scoreboard.”

― Tory Lanez

“I don’t think about race before I start drawing. I think about how to make that mark to fit whatever purpose I need it to fulfill.”

― Toyin Odutola

“Putting all your eggs in one basket has never worked for me. Personally, I find if I decide too quickly that someone is my match, I start to get a little nutty.”

― Tracee Ellis Ross

“I’ve got to start using my brain more – I’ve got to be more ethereal and more enlightened.”

― Tracey Emin

“We’re actually building onto the house to make it bigger because we want to start a family.”

― Traci Bingham

“My writing process is such that a story will be in my head for awhile, and I’ll start making notes on my computer. I create character sheets that include a character’s past, fears, goals and ambitions.”

― Tracie Peterson

“With anything I do, it’s hard to categorize it. With any project, I just go in and blindly start writing songs and then find out which way we want to go with it.”

― Travie McCoy

“When people start to perceive you as the big guy, you’re not allowed to be scrappy, fierce.”

― Travis Kalanick

“When you start to automate, you start to do the self-driving thing, you make it much more efficient. When these cars go into self-driving, you start to become a robotics company.”

― Travis Kalanick

“I was excited by the process of Pandora, which I still think is a decent product. Not as great in actuality as it sounds. After the first hour, its weaknesses start to show up.”

― Trent Reznor

“From start to finish, my experience with ‘Moonlight’ has been the most unique thing.”

― Trevante Rhodes

“How can you interview somebody about something fairly technical if you start on the wrong foot by not even knowing his name?”

― Trevor McDonald

“I always start with the assumption that everything that happens in the world is actually in the world. It sounds like an obvious thing to say, but it’s a very powerful methodological premise.”

― Trevor Paglen

“My fear is that, as soon as I get married and have kids that I’ll kind of do what a lot of people do and suddenly start making, ‘Now I’m gonna make films for kids.’ I really hope I don’t do that.”

― Trey Parker

“From day one our next generation system will run all our exsisting software – so that gives us a head start.”

― Trip Hawkins

“My favorite artist was probably Jay-Z. He’s the one who inspired me to start writing music. He’s a wordsmith. He’s very clever. He uses a lot of similes and metaphors. He’s a beast of a rapper.”

― Trip Lee

“If we go in the Middle East, and we start to recruit there, and we see that all of a sudden there’s this massive interest, there’s massive depth of people that we feel have the ability to succeed, then we would go there first – or quicker.”

― Triple H

“I’ll get into a pattern where I start sleeping only between 12 and 3.30, and go for weeks like that.”

― Trisha Goddard

“You start out playing in kitchens, and you end up playing in kitchens.”

― Trisha Yearwood

“If I start trying to make a record for what I think could possibly get played on radio, I’m dead.”

― Trisha Yearwood

“I didn’t start drag because I thought it would be a ticket to anything. I did it for my own narcissistic fulfilment. When I started selling records, going on tour, doing TV… I never expected any of it.”

― Trixie Mattel

“We come from New Orleans, so everything is emotional – for, once the music takes over, and we start blowing, we go into a different zone that takes over our whole body.”

― Trombone Shorty

“When you start playing as young as me, and you’ve been in front of audiences your entire life, this is literally what I grew up doing.”

― Trombone Shorty

“When you start looking at guys like Brett Favre, for instance, and other great quarterbacks that have played – Peyton Manning – you say, ‘Gosh, how will these guys be replaced?’”

― Troy Aikman

“Win it, or it’s start all over around here.”

― Troy Vincent

“Piano feels soft. Violins and all different string instruments feel soft. Guitar, even electric guitar before you start adding distortion, that you can play soft.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“As a producer, when I’m trying to make something soft, I start with a slow tempo. Then after that, it would be straight to acoustic guitar and vocals, or I’m going to go strings and just piano.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“My process is really about little bits of inspiration. I just record them really quick on the guitar or something. I have a huge folder full of them. But if I start a song, I finish it.”

― Tycho

“Once you start lying, you get kind of comfortable. You start believing it. Especially if you truly believe you didn’t really cheat because you were doing what everybody else was doing.”

― Tyler Hamilton

“When I got signed, I wanted to be involved in a charity, but it was hard because I didn’t know which problems to start with.”

― Tyler Hilton

“If you really see how many live shows are going on… you can start to do things that are out of the ordinary.”

― Tyler Joseph

“I’m hoping that maybe I’ll start getting a reputation for being a guy who can be pretty versatile. That’s the challenge and the fun of being an actor. I love getting to play and do different things.”

― Tyler Labine

“I think a lot of what I wanted to do in 2014 was build a repertoire or a portfolio for what I can do with traditional celebrities or with brands or whatever. Maybe 2015 is the year I start reaching out to people I always dreamed to do stuff with.”

― Tyler Oakley

“Whenever I have too much downtime, I start to get sad.”

― Tyler Posey

“On one of our very first days when we tried rowing, our coach, James Mangan, showed us a video of the Boat Race. That was part of the impetus for us to start rowing.”

― Tyler Winklevoss

“If I tried to start modeling right now, I wouldn’t be a supermodel because it’s all about celebrity.”

― Tyra Banks

“I have a lot of success and make a good living, but after while, you start going ‘Why? Why are you doing all this?’”

― Tyra Banks

“In particular, this arm has 7 degrees-of-freedom that makes the overall motion of the arm very complex so that, before you start driving the arm, you should be very familiar with all the position it can get.”

― Umberto Guidoni

“I want to stop transforming and just start being.”

― Ursula Burns

“I have trusted to my intuition to find the subjects, and I have written intuitively. I have an idea when I start, I have a shape; but I will fully understand what I have written only after some years.”

― V. S. Naipaul

“We will also allow state companies to sell shares to their workers and will pass a law allowing citizens to start companies of their own with no limits on the number of employees or on the firm’s output.”

― Vaclav Klaus

“We already have our history with Joanna in Muay Thai and we can start our history in MMA.”

― Valentina Shevchenko

“But I could also start F1 or rallying. I love rallying much more.”

― Valentino Rossi

“It’s never too early to start thinking about tuition.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“That’s what America’s all about. Entrepreneurs who can start a business in their basement and have it grow into a global company – that’s exactly what we want.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“Saturdays are set for antique shops. Williamsburg in Brooklyn has some good ones. I get in there and start meddling around with dusty boxes and rickety, worn-in stuff. I like it when I find something with someone else’s name on it.”

― Valerie June

“We’ve made some good beginnings with the New START Treaty, but a lot more can be done.”

― Valerie Plame

“Of course, when you start in pole, winning is the only target you have.”

― Valtteri Bottas

“As a developing musician, skiffle became a platform for me to start playing music.”

― Van Morrison

“Too many church services start at eleven sharp and end at twelve dull.”

― Vance Havner

“I didn’t plan that there’d be this awful situation in which our European governments, just to start the story off, breaking the Geneva conventions on the protection on the human rights of refugees.”

― Vanessa Redgrave

“When you start playing tennis, you don’t imagine there’s a whole bureaucracy behind the tournaments and all of that. You just think about winning the cups.”

― Venus Williams

“When it comes to production and the overall sound, I don’t really have a lot of intentions with it. I start off with melody and a lyrical idea, and then build off of that story.”

― Verite

“I think when average-size people start taking roles that were meant for dwarfs, that’s a little frustrating because there aren’t that many roles out there for height-challenged actors.”

― Verne Troyer

“Start your day in a upward direction, and the rest of the day will follow the uphill path.”

― Vernon Howard

“The best way to start doing something is to start doing something.”

― Vernon Howard

“It’s not that I ever sat down and outlined a trilogy, but I always have a sense of what size an idea is when I start it.”

― Veronica Roth

“According to my grandmother, I started singing as soon as I began talking. I always wanted to be an entertainer. I knew that from the start.”

― Vesta Williams

“The only benefit of my dad being in the film industry was that I got a reality check right from the start. I wasn’t delusional and didn’t want to be an actor just for the glamour.”

― Vicky Kaushal

“We’ve got to stop pandering and start leading.”

― Victor Mitchell

“When I started going to school, I started getting used to things, like the language. After that, I started adapting to school, friends, and everything. It was really difficult, to start with, but I survived.”

― Victor Moses

“I feel like I have another level every year that I start a new season of basketball. If I continue to keep growing, and make everything consistent, I’m going to get better and better each year.”

― Victor Oladipo

“I appreciate everything that has been done for me. After a difficult start, I’ve just followed my dreams.”

― Victor Ortiz

“It’s amazing what you’ll discover if you start exploring what God has placed within you.”

― Victoria Osteen

“I’ve been told from the start, ‘Don’t fall in love with the horses’. But that’s so hard. I’m in awe.”

― Victoria Pendleton

“I like writing a lot more than I used to. I used to find it scary but now I’ve got used to it once it gets going. I used to find it hard to start. Fear of the blank page. The first thing you write down won’t bear any relation to what’s in your head and that’s always disappointing.”

― Victoria Wood

“I will be extremely happy if people start questioning political parties when they make electoral alliances.”

― Vijay

“If you start worrying about risks, you might as well stay inside the womb.”

― Vijay Sethupathi

“Obviously, if I start bowling more, I will get better. To bowl more, I must be effective whenever I get to bowl – it doesn’t matter if it is the 40th or the 100th over.”

― Vijay Shankar

“If you start giving too much importance to pressure, you won’t be in the present.”

― Vijay Shankar

“I enjoy fame, but I like normal, too. Going out is difficult; you are recognised, and you cannot be normal anymore… you start living in a bubble, and I am a normal guy.”

― Vikram

“I always wanted to do acting, but I never knew that I would start at the age of 17.”

― Vikrant Massey

“They’d better be physically tough when they start pulling on their football pants.”

― Vince Lombardi

“I start out with the assumption that a lawyer in a criminal case is going to be incompetent – substantially so. I find my assumption to be rarely wrong. Yet society starts out with the very opposite assumption.”

― Vincent Bugliosi

“I have a second bedroom I don’t use. I’m going to start the Second Bedroom Film Festival. You’re all invited.”

― Vincent Schiavelli

“We have to stop thinking about diversity and start thinking about inclusion. That’s what you can take from August Wilson. That there are whole cultures out there living experiences exactly like yours, and their stories can be just as dynamic, sold in the foreign market, put as many butts in the seats as any Caucasian movie out there.”

― Viola Davis

“My general premise is not about selling clothes. If that’s your end goal, then all of a sudden everything looks the same, you know – you start designing by numbers.”

― Virgil Abloh

“I just wanna start a brand that inspires and is geared towards youth.”

― Virgil Abloh

“It was an easy decision for me which books to self-publish as ebooks. I got the rights back to two Avon books that I wrote at the start of my career. I paid to have these two books, ‘Bold Conquest’ and ‘Wild Hearts,’ scanned. When I got them back as documents, I had to clean them up and correct all the typos, etc.”

― Virginia Henley

“Y2K hype taps our native discomfort with the realities of a dynamic, evolving social order. It elevates personal, local contact over the impersonality of the ‘extended order’ of trade and technological networks. It suggests that we can wipe the slate clean and start from scratch.”

― Virginia Postrel

“The industrial revolution allowed us, for the first time, to start replacing human labour with machines.”

― Vitalik Buterin

“You could imagine something like a completely automated system for renting bikes that’s just done completely over blockchain crypto-payments. And theoretically just sort of start it up, and it works completely autonomously.”

― Vitalik Buterin

“I don’t like this little word ‘if.’ If we start adding ‘if, if, if,’ that means I wouldn’t conquer anything completely.”

― Vitor Belfort

“I like to smell a book before I start it. I fold over the pages, write comments in the margins, leave it on the bed next to my pillow when I fall asleep.”

― Viv Albertine

“No one knows why a film does well or not. The reasons for this are not important. What is important is the intention you start the film with and the final state when the film releases on a Friday – whether people liked it or not.”

― Vivek Oberoi

“The IPO is no exit for the entrepreneur; it’s the start of purgatory.”

― Vivek Wadhwa

“You have to live in Silicon Valley and hear the horror stories. You go and hang out at the cafes, and you meet entrepreneur after entrepreneur who’s struggling, basically – who’s had a visa problem who wants to start a company, but they can’t start companies.”

― Vivek Wadhwa

“Business executives need to start by spelling out and communicating their values. Then they need to lead by example. This means getting rid of the bad apples and declining opportunities that bring instant wealth at the cost of selling one’s soul.”

― Vivek Wadhwa

“At first, I wanted to start my own label, but it was such a full-time job that it became too much.”

― Vonda Shepard

“Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.”

― W. C. Fields

“NASA should start thinking about this planet.”

― Wally Schirra

“We had no clue that Cuba was not Marco Rubio. You get there, and everyone is Afro Cuban. And you start to realize, ‘Where are the blonde, blue-eyed Cubans? Oh, they’re all in Miami.’”

― Walshy Fire

“I shifted my career when I was 44 to quit the Washington beats. I had a great Washington beat, a series of them, and I quit to start my tech column, which was a different kind of tech column.”

― Walt Mossberg

“There are some things that I write that I know are personal in a way, or the gag is so obscure that it’s just for me, and there’s other things that could basically be for anybody or be anything, at least until the lyrics start to get written.”

― Walter Becker

“I keep threatening to keep a formal journal, but whenever I start one it instantly becomes an exercise in self-consciousness. Instead of a journal I manage to have dozens of notebooks with bits and pieces of stories, poems, and notes. Almost every thing I do has its beginning in a notebook of some sort, usually written on a bus or train.”

― Walter Dean Myers

“HBO and I have a deal to at least try to make a television series from the Leonid McGill stories. We’re going to start with the first novel, ‘The Long Fall.’”

― Walter Mosley

“If you want to freak your cat out, stare at your cat. If you want to reassure your cat, stare at your cat, then very deliberately and very slowly blink. Like that. The cat will also deliberately, slowly blink back at you, and I almost guarantee that she will start to purr. That’s a feline reassurance.”

― Walter Murch

“We have a 25-year head start for the stories of ‘Scorpion.’ By the time we get to Season Two and Three, the stuff that happened because of Season One will actually fuel Season Three. So it’ll become a self-sustainable show.”

― Walter O’Brien

“If you start something, you shouldn’t quit; that is what we were taught. If you’re going to play, you might as well play to be your best.”

― Walter Payton

“If a topic hits me, I’ll start going on it. But you can’t force it.”

― Wanda Sykes

“My first workshop was in Rome, and that was the start of House of Waris. In a little magical atelier, a goldsmith, his apprentice, his stone setter – and that was where it began.”

― Waris Ahluwalia

“I can be collaborative, for instance, in situations where I go and study the artist’s work before I start writing. Then I can at least try to write towards their style.”

― Warren Ellis

“I do a lot of public speaking and presentations and I’ll always start with a self-deprecating joke to make everybody feel comfortable with my size because there can be hang-ups and anxieties.”

― Warwick Davis

“I normally start at the computer with something really simple like a four-bar loop of a drum sample or a bass line. And then I just start adding layers of synthesizers.”

― Washed Out

“The way I work is by infinitely playing a very simple loop over and over, and then I start layering things.”

― Washed Out

“It’s like a painter with various layers of paint. I start with a drum loop and add keyboards, and then melodies start to take shape. The vocals happen later. I’ve never really done therapy before, but it’s a form of therapy. Everything else falls away.”

― Washed Out

“Unlike a lot of choreographers, I don’t always start with the music. I often start with a visual artist, and then find music that fits the world of that visual artist.”

― Wayne McGregor

“When your in the movie business you have a start date and a stop date.”

― Wayne Rogers

“When you start a sentence with the word ‘illegal’, you’ve got nowhere to go. An illegal is illegal.”

― Wayne Rogers

“We know that Texas is more than a state. Texas has always been a promise. The promise that where you start has nothing to do with how far you can come.”

― Wendy Davis

“I think it’s never too late to start anything, except maybe being a ballerina.”

― Wendy Liebman

“I didn’t come to Hollywood to get on magazine covers or start my Porsche collection or to enjoy that kind of lifestyle, to go to the right parties and meet the right people.”

― Wentworth Miller

“I think that if a United States of Europe were to be formed, it would be in our interests to fight for it, as all our old traditions would remain in such a united Europe, whereas if we were to start now as part of the Russian Empire, everything that had ever been in Germany would disappear.”

― Werner Heisenberg

“The worst thing is the blank page at the start. Then the horrible things written on the blank page. Then deciding whether or not to throw out those horrible things: lame scenes, lame characters, bad ideas.”

― Whit Stillman

“The thing that was most harmful was that there was always something that was about to happen. So I found myself indulging in the writer’s luxury of doing another draft, another idea. If this project isn’t happening, then I’ll shelve one script and start writing another. And in that way, the years go by, and there’s very little money coming in.”

― Whit Stillman

“If you’re mostly a writer – if your point of departure is writing something – which for a writer/director is sort of where you start, you’re really influenced by the writers you love one way or another.”

― Whit Stillman

“Sooner or later the arm goes bad. It has to… Sooner or later you have to start pitching in pain.”

― Whitey Ford

“When I left Tinder, I had no intention of getting back into the dating industry. What I ultimately wanted to do was start this contagious complimentary social network, where kindness was at the helm.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“So many entrepreneurs approach me and say, ‘I want to start the next big thing,’ and I say, ‘Well, what are you solving?’ And oftentimes they say, ‘Oh, I’m not sure. I want to start something big.’ You can never start something big without solving something small, right?”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“There’s an assumption that women don’t start companies that earn more than X amount of dollars, or that have more than X amount of users, and Bumble is now really growing into one of the main players if you look at all the mainstream social-media platforms.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“I’m not anybody’s judge; I don’t know what motivates people to do what they do. But I have a lot of admiration for anybody who can start with absolutely nothing and make a little something out of it.”

― Wilford Brimley

“For ‘The Big Wander,’ I probably had ten different outlines before I made myself start writing. I would sleep on each one, thinking it was wonderful, but I would always awake perceiving some flaw.”

― Will Hobbs

“I was astounded to learn that Alaskan caves might be hiding secrets about the earliest people ever to enter the Americas. That’s when I began to picture a story that would start with kayaking and lead into the caves.”

― Will Hobbs

“Pacing has become more important than ever, largely because of other media. I’ve always tried to start my stories out with a bang, something that will hook their attention.”

― Will Hobbs

“When someone is denying what they are, then that’s when things start to spiral down.”


“There’s a flip side to having prominent public intellectuals, which is that they start meddling in politics and often with quite disastrous results.”

― Will Self

“Our schools should get five years to get back to where they were in 1963. If they’re still bad maybe we should declare educational bankruptcy, give the people their money and let them educate themselves and start their own schools.”

― William Bennett

“When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.”

― William Blake

“Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother’s womb a fanatic heart.”

― William Butler Yeats

“Tomorrow I shall be sixty-nine, but I do not seem to care. I did not start the affair, and I have not been consulted about it at any step.”

― William Dean Howells

“If I’m practicing making up what the characters will do, it’s never good. In fact, when I catch myself doing that, I try to get rid of that section, and try and let them start making the decisions.”

― William Gibson

“When I start writing a novel, I have no sense of direction, no idea, really nothing.”

― William Gibson

“If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.”

― William Glasser

“There is one crucial rule that must be followed in all creative meetings. Never speak first. At least at the start, your job is to shut up.”

― William Goldman

“The men who start out with the notion that the world owes them a living generally find that the world pays its debt in the penitentiary or the poor house.”

― William Graham Sumner

“If you start focusing on the next job, then you’re probably not going to do the one you have very well.”

― William H. McRaven

“To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.”

― William James

“In the dim background of mind we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.”

― William James

“They have just succeeded in raising the two thousand pounds here, by subscription, that was wanted towards an exploration fund, for fitting out an expedition, that will probably start for the interior of our continent next March.”

― William John Wills

“If I didn’t start painting, I would have raised chickens.”

― William Lyon Phelps

“Tokens should not be listed before the start of the operations on the network, platform, or application. This is where many ICO’s seem to have lost their ways, and that’s risky.”

― William Mougayar

“When (not if) regulators start looking at ICO deals they might want to investigate, they will likely start with the ones that exhibit weaknesses.”

― William Mougayar

“My advice to many ICOs is to start reading about startups and focus on the product, customer, and market as soon as the sale is over. And don’t get distracted by post-ICO euphoria and the price of ETH or BTC.”

― William Mougayar

“The beard is here because I got tired of shaving and Grissom, subsequently, got tired of shaving. Grissom, like any other 50-year-old man, is going through a series of mid-life changes. Who knows, he may start drinking.”

― William Petersen

“We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from… Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.”

― William Shakespeare

“If we don’t start playing better on defense, it’s going to be hard. We can’t just sit there and win shootouts.”

― William Thomas

“The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.”

― William Westmoreland

“It’s a miserable life in Hollywood. You’re up at five or six o’clock in the morning to be ready to start shooting at nine.”

― William Wyler

“I’m pretty sure people are going to start writing letters again once the email fad passes.”

― Willie Geist

“My doctor tells me I should start slowing it down – but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors so let’s all have another round.”

― Willie Nelson

“My brother said ‘I want to start acting,’ and me and my sister just said, ‘Oh we’ll try it, we’ll see.’ It was just one of those things – we were just like, ‘Oh, we’ll see what happens.’”

― Willow Shields

“Global governments should start seriously talking about the creation of a World Tax Authority with the mission to ensure that tax systems will deliver for the public interests in all countries.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“I have this sense that I didn’t really start growing up until my twenties.”

― Winona Ryder

“There are certain directors who will start talking to you about something, and suddenly you’ll be ready to roll, and you’ll realize it was very specific.”

― Winona Ryder

“I’m not one of those writers I learned about who get up in the morning, put a piece of paper in their typewriter machine and start writing. That I’ve never understood.”

― Wole Soyinka

“I’m not very aware of styles. We never talk about styles before we start shooting, or even during shooting, because I think the film will bring you there.”

― Wong Kar-wai

“We don’t get the greatest tools to deal with anger. It’s like, ‘Hey, count to 10.’ When someone really upsets me, how do I respond? I don’t usually start counting to 10 and breathing deeply.”

― Woody Harrelson

“We’ve killed a million Iraqis since the start of the Gulf war – mostly by blocking humanitarian aid.”

― Woody Harrelson

“I’m very simple. I have to be. I’m not very smart. I start broad, then go deep where I’m interested.”

― Woody Norris

“Monsters aren’t as scary if you start shining lights on them.”

― Wyatt Cenac

“My thing is, once you start to put a backbeat on your music or something that has a machine in it, you have popularity, but you lose the flexibility. And you lose a richness.”

― Wynton Marsalis

“There might be a proper age to know how to tell a story, but there’s no proper age to start telling them.”

― Xavier Dolan

“I always follow the same idea: Start small and disrupt to create something big.”

― Xavier Niel

“We need to create an ecosystem which will make young people want to start their own company.”

― Xavier Niel

“As African-Americans, we don’t start with a blank slate, while other people may. In our position, there’s always some sort of stereotype that is being scrutinized or that is being assumed when we come through the curtain.”

― Xavier Woods

“Wrestling is a never-ending storybook, so sometimes you start going one direction, but the beauty of it is we could go in whatever direction we want, but things just changed.”

― Xavier Woods

“Every player wants to play. That’s pretty normal. Every player is unhappy when he’s on the bench. That’s pretty normal, too. But it’s football: only 11 players can start, and the coach has his game plan for each game.”

― Xherdan Shaqiri

“There have been so many incredible moments since the start of this organization. One that stands out specifically is when an anonymous businessman triple-matched our donation to Memorial Sloan Kettering after our NYC event.”

― Yael Cohen

“On the sets, Ali Zafar was extremely entertaining… he would just start singing out of the blue. It was just great!”

― Yami Gautam

“I enjoy being in New York. I have so many fans here that sing all my songs from start to finish.”

― Yandel

“So it must be my mental, because sometimes when I start on the tee, I still worry about whether my ball is going to hit right or left.”

― Yani Tseng

“For some reason, lots of terrible things start here and then spread. The Cold War was one. It didn’t start in Berlin – it started in Athens in December 1944; the contagion in the eurozone started here in 2010. We are perfectly capable as Europeans of messing things up unnecessarily.”

― Yanis Varoufakis

“Mumbai’s infectious. Once you start living in Mumbai, working in Mumbai, I don’t think you can live anywhere else.”

― Yash Chopra

“You do not start by working on society; you start by yourself to be a freer person and a more independent person.”

― Yasmine Hamdan

“I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.”

― Yayoi Kusama

“I was among one of the first entrepreneurs to start building their own private enterprise when Perestroika began in Russia and the state initiated its first market-oriented reforms.”

― Yelena Baturina

“It doesn’t matter where one starts from; it doesn’t matter at all where you start from. It is how committed you are, how determined you are, and how hardworking you are that will ultimately make the difference.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“The most important thing for Africa is that whoever wants to invest in our countries should start in manufacturing.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“’Don’t Come to L.A.’ is talking about how out-of-towners come to L.A., and they try to start claiming the culture, the lifestyle. And they’re really not from it. That’s really what’s it’s about.”

― YG

“You’ve got to do features with the right artists that you can take some of their fans, and their fans start doing their homework and see what you’re doing, if they like what you’re doing.”

― YG

“I am convinced that there are few, if any, American people that could even start believing or understanding what living in a socialist country does to a person.”

― Yngwie Malmsteen

“My fourth birthday, I was given a violin, and my fifth birthday, a guitar. I didn’t start to play until I saw Hendrix on TV. They showed him setting his guitar on fire and burning it for the Monterey Pop Festival.”

― Yngwie Malmsteen

“Steeler was a good start for my career. They didn’t play anything dangerous – everything was formulaic – but I played all this crazy stuff on top of it, and that turned out to be an interesting combination. But by the time ‘Steeler’ came out, I was already out of the band.”

― Yngwie Malmsteen

“In Cuba, I would start the first two months hitting around .260 with three or four home runs. After the first half of the season, I would get hot, and that’s when I would have my best results.”

― Yoenis Cespedes

“I always got nervous the nights we played in the World Series. First pitch, I was nervous. Then after that, forget it; I’d start playing.”

― Yogi Berra

“Art is like breathing for me. If I don’t do it, I start to choke.”

― Yoko Ono

“I never think about it much, the visual aspect of it, until we start making the movie. I don’t really think about it when we write. When we finish, and I start putting the film together, and we pick the locations, I do think about that a lot.”

― Yorgos Lanthimos

“All of us have been through relationships; there have been periods of time when we’ve been single. It’s something that everyone experiences. It’s a matter of making that observation and then start to ask questions about it: Why is it like that? And why do we feel that? And why are we organized this way? Isn’t there any other way?”

― Yorgos Lanthimos

“I just think it’s interesting to start a dialogue.”

― Yorgos Lanthimos

“Most of my recipes start life in the domestic kitchen, and even those that start out in the restaurant kitchen have to go through the domestic kitchen.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“For my money, celery hasn’t got a mean bit of fibre in its body, and we all need to start being much nicer to it.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“I just think a hustler’s ambition is that I never stop. I start off hustling and said I’ll never stop hustling. An ambitious hustler is the one to hustle the hustlers. When I grew up, my heroes were hustlers. Now I’m their hero.”

― Young Jeezy

“To be honest, I think about the clubs when I write. But I should probably start thinking about stadiums, because the songs sound even better there – and bigger.”

― Young Jeezy

“It usually starts with the director and any other creatives who may be involved at the start. It’s a collaboration. I bring what I have naturally and, hopefully, what they cast me for, and then we start playing and tweaking until we have what they feel’s right. It helps to have some artwork to inspire me, but I don’t always get that luxury.”

― Yuri Lowenthal

“A girl can tell I like her when I blush or start telling bad jokes.”

― Zac Efron

“If you don’t have the confidence, that’s half the battle. You’re going to be defeated before you even start.”

― Zach Ertz

“Three years is a lifetime in Hollywood. If your career starts slipping in L.A., you can really feel it. All of a sudden, the people that you were beating for a part start beating you.”

― Zach Galligan

“Frankly, alcohol leads to a lot of other things when you start drinking at 12-years old. It is a big problem that needs to be addressed. Frankly, the industry has pushed us back and pushed us back.”

― Zach Wamp

“I don’t really think about the runs too much. I mean, if we get, like, a five-run lead, then I’ll start to pitch according to that.”

― Zack Greinke

“I write in a pretty straightforward way. I kind of sit down at page one and start writing.”

― Zack Snyder

“When you start running out of things to do on a guitar, you have to find other ways of making music with your instrument.”

― Zacky Vengeance

“It took us nine months to write ‘The East’; we didn’t start writing it on the computer until seven and a half months into it.”

― Zal Batmanglij

“The difficulty, the ordeal, is to start.”

― Zane Grey

“I love to go all out – once I start doing my makeup, I kind of tend to do a lot of it. So like foundation, contour, highlight, eyeliner, shadow, lashes, lipstick – everything! But I really, really love my contours.”

― Zara Larsson

“A lot of people want to blow up as a producer, but what helps you blow up as a producer is an artist that matches well with your music. When that artist gets popular and blowing up, and people start knowing them, that’s when they start knowing you.”

― Zaytoven

“I went to start the first Ethiopian-led project in paleoanthropology, ever. Doing that was not easy.”

― Zeresenay Alemseged

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

― Zig Ziglar

“The roots of my music start from the ghetto.”

― Ziggy Marley

“When I worked on ‘Xena’ I had to concentrate on fighting like Lucy Lawless. In ‘Kill Bill’ I not only had to stop fighting like Lucy, after three years of copying her moves, but start fighting like a Wu Shu martial artist. I’d never done Wu Shu before so mentally it was a massive challenge.”

― Zoe Bell

“When I first have an idea, I’ll spit-ball it with my husband: he’s my beautiful ideas sounding board. I usually have a year deadline from start to finish, so I’ll piss about for three months and pretend to get started. Then there’s four to six months of actual writing and, after that, submissions, edits, and eventually a finished product.”

― Zoe Foster Blake

“You set up the story, but the characters start talking, and they go places that you didn’t expect. You have to follow.”

― Zoe Kazan

“A cool thing about enthusiast press is the low barrier to entry. Anyone can decide they want to set out on this path and start publishing immediately.”

― Zoe Quinn

“I’m Latin – we start young, honey!”

― Zoe Saldana
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