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Endings Quotes

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Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Live-By New-Beginning

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
- John Galsworthy

Endings: sometimes a season of sorrow and grief.
Endings: what must precede new beginnings.
Life is an endless cycle of endings and beginnings.
Renewal and rebirth cannot occur without endings -
as the new year's crop can only be planted and flourish
in the decay of last year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't believe in happy endings.
- Jeanette Winterson

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If you have been divorced, you know it hurts -
especially if your marriage had lasted many years.
Whatever the circumstances of your relationship,
and whatever the nature of its ending,
there is always grief and regret -
perhaps regret over the ending,
or perhaps regret over not ending the relationship sooner -
or perhaps both.
Nonetheless, move past the grief and regret.
No matter how painful, divorce, like all endings,
opens the door to new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise
that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful
and ultimately in excellent condition.
- Douglas Sirk

True love stories never have endings.
- Richard Bach

Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as
it is about going on and on and on.
It is about muddling through the middle.
- Anna Quindlen

I'm still trying to re-create a Ray Charles concert
that I heard when I was fifteen years old,
and all my nerve endings were fried and transformed,
and electricity shot through me.
- Boz Scaggs

Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible.
- Charles Haughey

That's kind of the weird thing that M. Night Shyamalan
has sort of unleashed upon the world is this need for
every movie to have these ridiculous endings.
- Alex Winter

That's something I think is growing on me as I get older:
happy endings.
- Alice Munro

I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels,
because ultimately, you die at a very young age,
or you live long enough to watch your friends die.
It's a mean thing, life.
- George Clooney

Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings.
What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive -
for that is common -
but being missed when you leave.
- Baltasar Gracian

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

Ending a sentence with a preposition is
something up with which I will not put.
- Winston Churchill

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

It's a never ending battle of making your cars better
and also trying to be better yourself.
- Dale Earnhardt

Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction
and powers of each of the branches of government.
It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending.
- Bob Woodward

All lovely things will have an ending,
All lovely things will fade and die;
And youth,
that's now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by.
- Conrad Aiken

Money is a never-ending problem.
- Alvin Ailey

Any time you're trying to do a movie with a happy ending,
it's very difficult because it's been done before and
you don't want to be manipulative.
- Tim Robbins

The first script I got was Narc and I really responded to it;
it reminded me of a '70s type movie,
I really liked the characters, I didn't anticipate the ending.
- Ray Liotta

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good
in the hope of retaining another -
too often ending in the loss of both.
- Tryon Edwards

We expect President Bush to implement his own vision of a two-state solution,
the birth of the Palestinian State and the ending of
the occupation that started in 1967.
- Mahmoud Abbas

I'm not a happy-ending person.
I want to know what happens once Cinderella rides off with Prince Charming.
- Melissa Joan Hart

Pour not on the comforts you want, but upon the mercies you have.
Look rather at God's ending in afflicting,
than to the measure and degree of your affliction.
- Christopher Love

It doesn't matter to me if it has a surprise ending or not.
I usually go for the material or the project.
- Donnie Wahlberg

I caution against beginning or ending a quotation with ellipses.
- Bill Walsh

Pakistan has made no mention of ending our tests.
We have a missile program, and it is in the national
interest whatever we want to do.
- Ayub Khan

And meanwhile, the storytellers like me and Anderson,
Silverberg...
we tell stories.
People like them.
They want to know how it comes out, they want to know what the ending is.
- Jerry Pournelle

Love is life's end, but never ending.
Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending.
Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding.
- Herbert Spencer

In the life of the spirit there is no ending that is not a beginning.
- Henrietta Szold

I want to reach young women and to get them involved
in the mission of the YWCA,
economic empowerment of women and girls,
and ending racism.
- Patricia Ireland

Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a
blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged
story rife with character and plot.
- William Shatner

A good opening and a good ending make for a good film
provide they come close together.
- Federico Fellini

If you want a happy ending, that depends,
of course, on where you stop your story.
- Orson Welles

No, come to think of it, I don't think the Cure will end,
but I can make up an ending if you want me to.
- Robert Smith

It is my duty to voice the suffering of men,
the never-ending sufferings heaped mountain-high.
- Kathe Kollwitz

You gotta know when it's time to hang up.
But when I finally go, let me go out on stage,
my perfect ending.
Don't let me go when I'm sick or asleep.
Let me be in motion.
- Bobby Womack

So on May 1, 1987, at Gary's invitation,
I agreed to see him one last time - to confront him
face-to-face about his sincerity and with the intention
of ending our brief relationship.
- Donna Rice

We are totally committed to ending partition and to
creating the conditions for unity and independence.
- Gerry Adams

States should have the right to enact laws...
particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending
a life that otherwise could live.
- George W. Bush

If you look closely you can see that they are all interconnected,
symbolic of a never-ending circle in which it is simply
impossible for the dog to catch the rabbit.
- Kit Williams

I don't see novels ending with any real sense of closure.
- Michael Ondaatje

In the best farce to-day we start with some absurd
premise as to character or situation,
but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending.
- George P. Baker

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending,
then having the two as close together as possible.
- George Burns

The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual
becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting,
any more than it has any reason for ending.
- Igor Stravinsky

There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other.
- J. K. Rowling

My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor,
to end their suffering.
Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases,
ending of the life.
- Jack Kevorkian

I was made to believe there was a plan in place for
ending Donald's previous marriage.
I pulled away because I wanted to allow him the time to deal with his wife.
- Marla Maples

Peace is a never ending process...
It cannot ignore our differences or overlook our common interests.
It requires us to work and live together.
- Oscar Arias Sanchez

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer;
and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit,
like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.
- Donald G. Mitchell

So instead of talking about theoretical ways of ending the war and violence,
I say that we have to get rid of the individual asholes
in each office and situation.
- Colin Quinn

The Eagles ended on a rather abrupt note,
although in retrospect I realize now that it had been
ending for quite some time.
- Don Henley

I've always felt that life is a novel,
and part of it is written for you, and part of it is written by you.
It's up to you to write the ending, ultimately.
- Lynn Johnston

By ending the Hussein regime, the United States has
taken away yet another incubator of terrorism.
- Jim Gerlach

I was 23, and that was my first professional job.
Anybody who has curly hair knows you don't want it
to be brushed out because it becomes a never-ending tangle.
- Judy Davis

I wanted a perfect ending.
Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme,
and some stories don't have a clear beginning,
middle and end.
- Gilda Radner

If I see an ending, I can work backward.
- Arthur Miller

Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with
which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet,
namely, a dull ending.
- Karl Marx

Republicans in Congress boosted the economy by cutting
taxes and ending programs that don't work.
- Zach Wamp

To come up with the ending to a story and then work
backwards is like tying your shoe with one hand only.
- Donald McKay

Kubrick never explained the ending to us,
or what his intentions were.
He didn't intend for it to be a predictable film.
- Keir Dullea

Life's like a movie, write your own ending.
Keep believing, keep pretending.
- Jim Henson

The more irrational of us are worried about the millennium ending -
as if a date would really matter.
- Sting


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