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Finish Quotes

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

Related topics: Inspirational Live-By

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

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

 

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

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

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

Last guys don't finish nice.
- Saul Alinsky

I'm trying to finish my book on the Kennedy assassination.
- Vincent Bugliosi

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

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

My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors,
but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish.
- John James Audubon

Education begins the gentleman, but reading,
good company and reflection must finish him.
- John Locke

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

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

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

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

All of the penciling was consistently done by one person
and the inking was whoever could finish on time.
- Gil Kane

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

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

I knew I'd have to go to work in real estate or something
else or I could never finish my novel.
- Judith Rossner

It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

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

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

The crowd is wonderful.
There is always a superb atmosphere in the finish area.
It's good for the World Cup.
I missed it a lot when I had to rest and it's so nice to be back here.
- Hermann Maier

Usually by the time I finish a book tour I've just
about had it with the book.
- Richard Russo

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

Nice guys finish last.
- Leo Durocher

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

Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue.
It's got to keep going without me.
- Terry Fox

My stories run up and bite me on the leg -
I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite.
When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.
- Ray Bradbury

We don't start a job that we can't finish...
that's the American way.
- Paul Wolfowitz

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

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

It's better to finish at the peak or soon after it,
than to wait until the audience notices a decline.
- Eberhard Weber

Basically, nice guys can finish last.
- Lee Meriwether

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

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

I didn't finish college, which is really weird because
they awarded me the Alumni of Distinction recently.
- Joely Fisher

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

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

When you have a great and difficult task,
something perhaps almost impossible,
if you only work a little at a time,
every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.
- Isak Dinesen

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

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

I didn't finish the stories until we went to the Philippines and I got malaria.
I couldn't work and I didn't have any money,
but I had seven stories.
So I wrote three or four more.
- Denis Johnson

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

Advice to beginning SF writers? Write a lot,
finish what you write, and when it's done,
keep sending it out for quite awhile.
- Rudy Rucker

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

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

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

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

First you have to spread on the rust performer,
then you add a coat of protective enamel,
and then you spray on the satin finish so you look good.
- Vinny Testaverde

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

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

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

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

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

When I finish playing football, I would like to work with kids and sleep!
- Michael Strahan

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

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

Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does.
A man is not finished when he's defeated.
He's finished when he quits.
- Richard M. Nixon

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

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

When I finish a painting, it usually looks as surprising to me as to anyone else.
- Howard Hodgkin

In this country, when you finish second,
no one knows your name.
- Frank McGuire

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

I literally have meetings at eight o'clock in the morning,
and I finish at nine o'clock at night.
It sounds pathetic, but I don't even have time to go shopping.
- Stella McCartney

As a result, I had to get my own playground which was my band Colours.
This band lasted for about eight years and then the
air was out of it and it was time to finish.
- Eberhard Weber

If my training goes well and according to plan I feel
that I am capable of a top 8 finish in Athens.
It will be a very difficult and technical course which will be to my advantage.
- Jonathan Brown

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


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