Quotes with start
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.
All you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from a position of thinking it's pretty damn complicated in the first place.
Mostly Harmless (1992)
I think a human can go supersonic, I believe that's true. There are possible difficulties. I'm not sure they'll exhibit themselves until you are fast enough or in dense enough air that you start to create shock waves. And when shock waves influence your ability to stabilize yourself, that's a difficult area to predict. But I think it's possible.
To Felix Baumgartner during their meeting (2010)
I was slowing down long before the finish and wasn't tired at all. I could have gone back to the start and done it all over again.
About his 100m sprint at the 2008 Olympics, Usain Bolt 9.58 (2010)
Start with the fact that our country's progress since 1776 has been mind-blowing, like nothing the world has ever seen. Our secret sauce has been a political and economic system that unleashes human potential to an extraordinary degree. As a result Americans today enjoy an abundance of goods and services that no one could have dreamed of just a few centuries ago.
"Warren Buffett is bullish ... on women" in Fortune, published on May 2, 2013
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.
People will always follow a good example; be the one to set a good example, then it won't be long before the others follow... How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway... And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!
For me, every day is a new thing. 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 -- if I knew where I was going, I wouldn’t do it.
If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick.
Proverbs in Prose (1819)
To be a subject for painting, a prospect must present sharp, striking points of view or singular forms, or one object must relieve and set off another. There must be distinct stages and salient points for the eye to rest upon or start from in its progress over the expanse before it. ... The ideal, in a word, is the height of the pleasing, that which satisfies and accords with the inmost longing of the soul: the picturesque is merely a sharper and bolder impression of reality.
Table-Talk: Essays On Men And Manners
Everybody has to start out looking up to someone. For me it was James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Jackie Wilson, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly.
Interview with TV Guide (2001)
You have to be burning with "an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right." If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.
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.
Because skill guilds constrain (and defend) an organisation, it is often far easier to start a new organisation than to change a successful old one.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics was a completely unexpected, yet very pleasant surprise. I had to start my pot of coffee very early the morning I received the news that I had been chosen.
Autobiography from Les Prix Nobel. The Nobel Prizes 2000, Editor Tore Frängsmyr, [Nobel Foundation], Stockholm, 2001
We live in a country where Rosa Parks had the courage and conviction to sit down long enough to start a revolution that lead to Al Sharpton screaming racism every time Barry Bonds gets indicted for taking performance enhancing drugs in order to break a home run record set by a black man who didn't even have the benefit of Advil.
Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly. Once you start spelling words in dialogue phonetically and loading the page with apostrophes, you won't be able to stop.
From Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, as appeared in The New York Times (July 16, 2001)
The government they devised was defective from the start, requiring several amendments, a civil war, and major social transformations to attain the system of constitutional government and its respect for the freedoms and individual rights, we hold as fundamental today.
Speech on the Constitution, May 6, 1987
If you can understand what a free market is, a free market of ideas, that's what the Internet in the computer age has brought about. Governments and corporations have yet to find a way to control this last free market of ideas. And why is the Internet the last free market of ideas? People better start addressing these types of questions, otherwise what has happened to the news media will happen to the computer as an information tool.
Interview with Linda Brookover, March 11, 1996.
If you start out looking at somebody, wondering whether he's good or bad, I think you're starting out in the wrong direction. I think we're all good and we're all bad.
You could try to live monogamously. Good luck. There's people who say thinking about cheating is just as bad as doing it, so if you start looking at it from that angle, they got us all.
Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into tyranny.
Your DNA structure is designed so the choice to function in love is the only choice that brings you fulfillment. Stress is inner biofeedback, signaling you that frequencies are fighting within your system. The purpose of stress isn't to hurt you, but to let you know it's time to go back to the heart and start loving.
The Hidden Power of the Heart
The representatives of business interests are the men to start this enterprise among our people and bring them to a full realization of the very grave seriousness of this war, to make them feel that we are in this war to win, and the probability is that our entering this war is going to be the deciding factor, and that the burden of the success is going to rest upon the United States.
“Stand by the Soldier”, The National Geographic Magazine (May 1917)
Football is a game of failure. You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else.
A glance at the situation today only too clearly indicates that equality of opportunity as we have known it no longer exists. Our industrial plant is built; the problem just now is whether under existing conditions it is not overbuilt. Our last frontier has long since been reached, and there is practically no more free land. More than half of our people do not live on the farms or on lands and cannot derive a living by cultivating their own property. There is no safety valve in the form of a Western prairie to which those thrown out of work by the Eastern economic machines can go for a new start. We are not able to invite the immigration from Europe to share our endless plenty. We are now providing a drab living for our own people.
Commonwealth Club Address, San Francisco, CA on September 23, 1932
Even Hitler didn't wake up going, "let me do the most evil thing I can do today." I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was "good." Stuff like that just needs reprogramming. ... I wake up every day full of hope, positive that every day is going to be better than yesterday. And I'm looking to infect people with my positivity. I think I can start an epidemic.
Quoted in Daily Record (December 22, 2007). This statement was often misquoted.
Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only real cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas. To relax, as it were, in the womb of the desert sun. Just roll the roof back and screw it on, grease the face with white tanning butter and move out with the music at top volume, and at least a pint of ether.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1971)
There is something tragic about the enormous number of young men there are in England at the present moment who start life with perfect profiles, and end by adopting some useful profession.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
I hope somebody hits .400 soon. Then people can start pestering that guy with questions about the last guy to hit .400.
That was awesome. I gotta start pretending to care.
House. By Dr. Gregory House.