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Rick Mears Quotes and Sayings

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To finish first you must first finish.
- Rick Mears

In choosing joy, the finish line dissolves
into a different matter altogether.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In soloing - as in other activities -
it is far easier to start something
than it is to finish it.
- Amelia Earhart

I would rather start a family than finish one.
- Don Marquis

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I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

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

Being the first to cross the finish line makes you
a winner in only one phase of life.
It's what you do after you cross the line that really counts.
- Ralph Boston

When I finish an album and I find myself listening to it in the car,
because it makes me feel a certain way,
that's the time to try to let other people know about it.
- Herb Alpert

You finish a movie and you think, there,
you've done it, really well, or best you can.
But if you watch it, you see it was just bollocks.
- Richard Grant

I didn't go to university.
Didn't even finish A-levels.
But I have sympathy for those who did.
- Terry Prachett

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.
- Evan Davis

I want to release another CD this year,
finish writing a screenplay, and make another short film.
- Todd Barry

Characters who are on screen from start to finish are
not necessarily the ones who have the greatest impact.
- Jeanne Moreau

I've got more important things to think about.
I've got a yogurt to finish by today,
the expiry date is today.
- Gordon Strachan

I have to finish this book tour of almost 30 cities.
- Iris Chang

I'm usually going to make a record, finish a record,
start a record or start a tour or between tours.
- Phil Collins

Marriage is an institution and that's where a couple finish up.
- Les Dawson

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce,
anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job
and then have the patient sit up on the table.
- Jean Kerr

If I can finish a cartoon in 20 minutes,
then that's the ideal editorial cartoon -
it's to the point.
- Paul Conrad

Acting allows me to tell a lot of stories,
you know start at the beginning, finish at the end,
and tell everything in between.
Modelling is just an image.
- Cameron Diaz

I start a picture and I finish it.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

The natural urge when running a distance is to push
harder and finish sooner -
to race against time.
Every second behind a deadline is a little defeat.
- Joe Henderson

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

But I always seem to finish a book and then think,
oh God, I've got to pay a tax bill, so I'd better write a novel,
so I tend not to stop and learn word processing.
- Jilly Cooper

We are going to finish this picture just the way I want it...
because you cannot compromise an artist's vision.
- Ed Wood

Once in a while I get inspired and finish my act with the hillbilly hoedown.
- Loretta Lynn

I began the process of recording myself seriously in the fall of 1999.
If I could finish an album of my own music,
I would.
Five years later I am happy to say I have.
- Jack Irons

God will finish what He authors, but He is not obligated
to finish what He has not authored.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Man was nature's mistake she neglected to finish him
and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.
- Eric Hoffer

I really enjoy acting.
At home I can't even finish a sentence,
and here I am reading these wonderful lines.
I think it must be every housewife's dream,
to be an actress part-time.
- Meg Tilly

We're living proof that nice guys always finish last.
- Matthew Cooper

It'll be a great place if they ever finish it.
- O. Henry

I don't finish every story, but I probably write and
send out three out of five of them.
- Robert Sheckley

If nice guys finish last, then great guys come in right after them.
- Edward Dyer

If I had some idea of a finish line,
don't you think I would have crossed it years ago?
- Richard M. DeVos

The Tom Strong thing was totally for the money.
I plan to get looser after I finish this Maggie saga.
- Jaime Hernandez

At age 77, I need the help of someone with more energy
than I can now summon to finish a book.
- Anne McCaffrey

Well, usually when I finish one character,
I'm looking for a role that's really different.
- Piper Perabo

We're giving RCA another record, and that should finish them.
- Paul Kantner

I'd like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years,
but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me.
- Alan Shepard

It took me 29 years to finish that song.
That's a typical Jardine move.
- Al Jardine

If I'd had some set idea of a finish line,
don't you think I would have crossed it years ago?
- Bill Gates

Lists of books we reread and books we can't finish
tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves.
- Russell Banks

Be yourself.
Above all, let who you are, what you are,
what you believe shine through every sentence you write,
every piece you finish.
- John Jakes

That is an important part of my success.
Another big part of my success is that I hated not to finish a race.
- Alain Prost

As far as I am concerned, the first episode of Buffy
was the beginning of my career.
It was the first time I told a story from start to finish the way I wanted.
- Joss Whedon

I've done it with Broadcast News-where there was no finish line,
there was no agenda that I had to move all the characters to this point,
that I was sort of open to what happens.
- James L. Brooks

When I finish a film, I put it away and I never look at it again.
- Taylor Hackford

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

To do the Ozzfest again would be great.
I'd like to finish with a final Sabbath album.
You always feel that it is still a challenge.
- Geezer Butler

I do finish reading a script and say,
Why are they making it and what are they talking about?
I like to try and be responsible in my choices in that way.
- Jennifer Connelly

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 don't keep any copy of my books around...
they would embarass me.
When I finish writing my books, I kick them in the belly,
and have done with them.
- Ludwig Bemelmans

There's a whole bunch of unfinished stuff.
Then I've got books of lyrics.
I find it frustrating to finish a song and not be able to record it...
so I don't write a million songs.
- Christine McVie

Because it's uncensored cable, I think we'll be able
to do the kind of sketch comedy that really hasn't been seen before.
We can actually finish jokes.
- Aries Spears

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it.
To some men of early performance it is useless.
To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
- Thomas Hardy

Generally I finish a first draft in 2-6 months,
then I set it aside for a while so that when I come
back to it I can read it with fresh eyes and figure out how to improve it.
- Margaret Haddix

Finish last in your league and they call you idiot.
Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor.
- Abe Lemons

In fact, the bandits steal the drinks and assistance
provided along the course.
Worse, they cross the finish line and mess up the scoring of legitimate runners.
- Joe Henderson

That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture,
the more impossible it becomes to finish it.
- Alberto Giacometti

The war on terror is a fight that we did not start,
but it is one that we shall finish.
- Nick Lampson

I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the
New England Historical Genealogical Library,
where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back
to the seventeenth century.
- Rick Moody

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.
- Robert Byrne

I can remember sittin' in a cafe when I first started in rodeo,
and waitin' until somebody got done so I could finish what they left.
- Chris LeDoux

I guess my natural inclination is to finish what I started.
We have a Conservative government in Nova Scotia.
What I want to see is a Conservative government in Ottawa.
- Peter MacKay

I wouldn't be surprised if this game went all the way to the finish.
- Ian St.
John

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
- Igor Stravinsky

Even now I can say I'd love to finish my career here,
and then stay in the game after that.
- Steven Gerrard


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