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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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

I don't write for an audience, I don't think whether my book will sell,
I don't sell it before I finish writing it.
- Ann Patchett

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

When I finish playing, I think I'd like to coach college baseball.
- Barry Bonds

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

Art is accusation, expression, passion.
Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.
- Gunter Grass

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

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

Even though they won't finish in the top four this season,
they will still be of the contenders next season.
- Alan Hansen

If God hadn't rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I've been a schoolteacher.
I always try to get the kids to finish talking before the next one starts.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley

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

And yet 50 percent of the kids who start high school
in the United States today do not finish high school.
- James T. Walsh

I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of
the descendants who boast of ancestors.
I would rather start a family than finish one.
Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
- Don Marquis

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

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

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

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

Every time I finish a book, I forget everything I learned writing it -
the information just disappears out of my head.
- Alice Hoffman

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

I write a lot of songs people don't hear.
I really just enjoy the process.
I finish 'em all.
I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between
the bad ones and the good ones.
- Bob Seger

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

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

I forget a book as soon as I finish writing it,
which is not always a good thing.
- Anne Tyler

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

To finish first you must first finish.
- Rick Mears

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seven and the Ragged Tiger took six months to record and finish.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It took some time to gather the research and develop it into the storyline,
and to finally finish an origin myth poem that I had
been working on for twenty years.
- Jean M. Auel

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

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

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

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 way to push things through to a finish effectively must be learned.
- William Frederick Book

Come over here and sit on my knee and finish your orange juice.
- Sonny Liston

When I'm working on a movie, I will make any sacrifice to finish it.
- Richard King

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

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

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

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

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

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


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