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Mavis Gallant Quotes and Sayings

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I began to ration my writing, for fear I would dream
through life as my father had done.
I was afraid I had inherited a poisoned gene from him,
a vocation without a gift.
- Mavis Gallant

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

 

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.
- Jay London

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

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A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
- George Eliot

Dodi got a lot of criticism when he began dating Princess Diana.
No one seemed to think he was good enough for her.
- Lorna Luft

Only after awhile.
After it came out and people began to engage in discussions
about the social reflections of the film that I realized
it had an importance I hadn't thought of.
- Rod Steiger

I began to feel that, in a sense, we were all prisoners of our own history.
- Roland Joffe

I began taking pictures in the natural world to be
able to show people what I was experiencing when I
climbed and explored in Yosemite in the High Sierra.
- Galen Rowell

I began to write a kind of waltz and in a little more
than an hour I had the theme written.
- Maurice Jarre

But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam,
and began to host meetings in cities and thousands
and thousands of people come out.
- Louis Farrakhan

I first began to dry specimens for preservation carelessly perhaps at first,
but before the season was over, I had collected between
one and two hundred species.
- George Bentham

I read The Old Curiosity Shop before I began Blackwood Farm.
I was amazed at the utter madness in that book.
- Anne Rice

I AM what is called a Feminist.
Thirty years ago I left a monastery and began a sane human existence.
Within two or three years, I find, I was defending the rights of women.
- Joseph McCabe

After the departure of the land parties,
I embarked with six men on thursday,
the 21st april,
on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river.
- William Henry Ashley

And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading,
I began to write, like a clever monkey.
- Russell Banks

People seem to think that life began with the achievement
of personal independence.
- Katharine Anthony

When I first began to combine letters other than Hebrew,
I read every book in German that came my way,
and from these I certainly received according to the nature of my soul.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

For me, just being on the cover of a magazine wasn't enough.
I began to think, what value is there in doing something
in which you have no creative input?
- Elle Macpherson

However, I began to submit poems to British magazines,
and some were accepted.
It was a great moment to see my first poems published.
It felt like entering a tradition.
- Helen Dunmore

We completed and released "No Code" in 1996.
We began some off and on touring for that release.
- Jack Irons

I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and
started writing science fiction around the same time.
- Octavia Butler

In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration
began to replace the word idea in the arts.
- Lukas Foss

Craig Nelson who is an actor and is in a show called
Coach in the United States.
We began to do some improvisational stuff and we used
to get laughs and things.
- Barry Levinson

I wanted to write something that would be a comedy
in the sense of making people feel happier when they
finish it than they did when began it.
- Neil Gaiman

When I began listening to saxophones,
I was first attracted to Coleman Hawkins.
- Gerry Mulligan

I began taking liberties a long time ago;
now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

I came to New York in 1962 and it began to look like
I might he able to make a living in 1972.
- Sam Waterston

At the time that I knew them, they were not living together.
They began dating again after their divorce,
so I didn't really see fighting.
- Kato Kaelin

I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing -
even in part -
our capacity to contribute to other peoples.
- A. B. Yehoshua

When I began making my own albums, the songs became funkier.
They were more about the streets.
- Paul Simon

However, I began meditating at about that time and
have continued on and off over the years.
- Daniel Goleman

In my second year, after moving to the Medical School,
I began the courses of Anatomy and Physiology.
I had begun to see that I was interested in cells and their functions.
- Sydney Brenner

Today I began the novel that I determined to be great.
- Zane Grey

When I began writing, I didn't read any other children's poets...
I didn't want to be influenced until I'd found my own voice.
Now I read them all.
- Jack Prelutsky

As parties began to develop around the turn of the 19th century,
you had party nominees for President nominated in caucuses
made up of party members in Congress.
- Michael Beschloss

Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood,
doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.
- Alex Cox

I began to work the stage and get the audience into it.
I also learned how to have fun out there.
It is something I will never forget.
- Aaliyah

In the 9th grade I began my first wage work for the
West Side Drug store delivering prescriptions and sundries
on my bicycle to customers who called in orders.
- Vernon L. Smith

The greatest difference between now and 1964,
when I began teaching, is that public policy has pretty
much eradicated the dream of Martin Luther King.
- Jonathan Kozol

Then about 1951 I began writing again,
painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth,
but which developed into The Tree of Man.
- Patrick White

The length of exposure (one minute in sunlight) is
still too long for the portrait.
It was fifteen minutes when I first began my work.
Progress may continue.
- Gabriel Lippmann

The enemy now began to appear from the mast-head.
- John Byng

I began both auditioning with Pearl Jam and recording for Eleven.
In the fall of 1994, I joined Pearl Jam.
- Jack Irons

I began with track and field because this is what I know.
- Sergei Bubka

The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear,
and distress began in our land.
- Joanna Southcott

I began composing works which were imitative of the
music I was being told about.
I was also very interested in translating the music into visual terms.
- Henry Flynt

I began drinking alcohol at the age of thirteen and
gave it up in my fifty sixth year;
it was like going straight from puberty to a mid-life crisis.
- George Montgomery

I am as hungry now as I was when I began in the sport.
If anything, I am probably a bit hungrier.
It is because I know there are fewer tomorrows than yesterdays.
- Allen Johnson

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery,
but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
- Diane Ackerman

Long before history began we men have got together
apart from the women and done things.
We had time.
- C. S. Lewis

I began to understand my sensations,
to know what I wanted,
at around the age of forty - but only vaguely.
- Camille Pissarro

I never really wanted to be an actor.
And that was the beginning of it, I began to write
things down and eventually became a writer on a television show.
- Barry Levinson

After I'd hit a home run and took my position in the field,
the fans in the bleachers began throwing packages of tobacco at me.
I stuffed them in my pocket.
- Hank Sauer

The driver of a racing car is a component.
When I first began, I used to grip the steering wheel firmly,
and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

I loved the gentlemanly way they treated each other.
It was unlike anything I was used to.
I started helping them strike the set and,
at 11, began taking acting classes privately.
- Jeffrey Tambor

Things really began to move for us.
In 1953 I could afford to marry Doreen.
- Ernie Wise

I began to see that my problems, seen spiritually,
were really my soul's plusses.
- Lionel Blue

As electronic journalism came to be evaluated for its cost effectiveness,
the network world began breaking up.
- Roger Mudd

It has ever been since time began, and ever will be,
till time lose breath, that love is a mood -
no more -
to man,
and love to a woman is life or death.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It was only as I wrote about it that I began to find
paths of access to feelings that were intolerable to me then.
- Jonathan Lethem

When I began writing that I was able and did travel
and met some fascinating people and also uncovered some history,
which has not been discovered before.
- Arthur Hailey

This new art made a deep impression on me,
and I began to study it ardently.
- Ruggero Leoncavallo

I was writing notes, but not composing poems.
The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process.
- George Murray


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