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Firsts quotes by Sergei Bongart
#1. Watercolor is like life. Better get it right the first time
you don't get a second chance! #Quote by Sergei Bongart
Firsts quotes by Ashleigh Brilliant
#2. My first line of defense against reality is called sleep. #Quote by Ashleigh Brilliant
Firsts quotes by Daniel Pipes
#3. My career divides in two: before and after 9/11. In the first part I was trying to show that Islam is relevant to political concerns. If you want to understand Muslims, I argued, you need to understand the role of Islam in their lives. Now that seems obvious. #Quote by Daniel Pipes
Firsts quotes by Lance Berkman
#4. Its unbelievable, I cant even describe it. To be a big part of bringing the World Series the first World Series ever to Houston is just tremendous. #Quote by Lance Berkman
Firsts quotes by Norah Jones
#5. During my first photo shoot, I was unhappy because they put so much makeup on me and straightened my hair. I've been stubborn ever since. #Quote by Norah Jones
Firsts quotes by Stan Musial
#6. I consciously memorized the speed at which every pitcher in the league threw his fastball, curve, and slider. Then, I'd pick up the speed of the ball in the first 30 feet of its flight and knew how it would move once it has crossed the plate. #Quote by Stan Musial
Firsts quotes by Nicole Richie
#7. Fashion icon to me is somebody who has, the first person who struck you and introduced you to the world of fashion, and that person is my mom. #Quote by Nicole Richie
Firsts quotes by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
#8. Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck. #Quote by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Firsts quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru
#9. If in the modern world wars have unfortunately to be fought (and they do, it seems) then they must be stopped at the first possible moment, otherwise they corrupt us, they create new problems and make our future even more uncertain. That is more than morality; it's sense. #Quote by Jawaharlal Nehru
Firsts quotes by Cristiano Ronaldo
#10. English fans love spectacular players like Alan Shearer and that is exactly what United have now signed. He has magic in his boots. The first thing you notice about him is that he is incredibly quick and very, very powerful for such a young man. He has great, close control and his technique is excellent. He believes he can do anything with the ball, and that confidence makes him very special indeed. #Quote by Cristiano Ronaldo
Firsts quotes by Leymah Gbowee
#11. At 17, the first time I saw a dead body, I froze. By 31 it was a natural occurrence for me, and no group of people should live like that. #Quote by Leymah Gbowee
Firsts quotes by Pat Sajak
#12. That's the trouble with trying to influence an undecided voter. First you have to find one. #Quote by Pat Sajak
Firsts quotes by John Stuart Mill
#13. Among the works of man, which human life is rightly employed in perfecting, the first in importance surely is man himself. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Firsts quotes by Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Baronet
#14. Lovers, like dying men, may well
At first disorder'd be,
Since none alive can truly tell
What Fortune they must see. #Quote by Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Baronet
Firsts quotes by Rick Riordan
#15. Hmm ... " Jason snapped his fingers. "I can call a friend for a ride."
Percy raised his eyebrows. "Oh, yeah? Me too. Let's see whose friend gets here first. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Firsts quotes by Charles F. Haanel
#16. To improve our conditions we must first improve ourselves. #Quote by Charles F. Haanel
Firsts quotes by Tinie Tempah
#17. I lived in Peckham for the first 12 years of my life and then my mum and dad decided they really didn't want to bring up their children there. So they saved up money and bought a house in Plumstead, semi-detached, three bedrooms. #Quote by Tinie Tempah
Firsts quotes by Liya Kebede
#18. When a woman has her first child in places like Africa, they're really young. They can be 12, 13,14, so their frames are really small, and they're usually malnourished. #Quote by Liya Kebede
Firsts quotes by Harper Lee
#19. I didn't expect the book to sell in the first place. I was hoping for a quick and merciful death at the hands of reviewers but at the same time I sort of hoped that maybe someone would like it enough to give me encouragement. Public encouragement. I hoped for a little, as I said, but I got rather a whole lot, and in some ways this was just about as frightening as the quick, merciful death I'd expected. #Quote by Harper Lee
Firsts quotes by Warren Miller
#20. If at first you don't succeed, try again. If it still doesn't work out, success may not be your thing. #Quote by Warren Miller
Firsts quotes by Frank Sinatra
#21. The reading of the song is vital. The written word is first always ... first. Not belittling the music, but it really is a backdrop. To convey the meaning of a song you need to look at the lyric and understand it. #Quote by Frank Sinatra
Firsts quotes by Eugene Delacroix
#22. Experience has two things to teach. The first is that we must correct a great deal and the second, that we must not correct too much. #Quote by Eugene Delacroix
Firsts quotes by Tom Peters
#23. Who comes first? Don't be silly, says King Hal; it's employees. That is - and this dear Watson, is elementary - if you genuinely want to put customers first, you must put employees more first. #Quote by Tom Peters
Firsts quotes by Lee Jin-wook
#24. Studying is also important, but we must become humans first. #Quote by Lee Jin-wook
Firsts quotes by Oswald Chambers
#25. We have to take the first step as though there were no God. It is no use to wait for God to help us, He will not: but immediately we arise we find He is there. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Firsts quotes by Joss Whedon
#26. I go to movies expecting to have a whole experience. If I want a movie that doesn't end, I'll go to a French movie. That's a betrayal of trust to me. A movie has to be complete within itself; it can't just build off the first one or play variations. #Quote by Joss Whedon
Firsts quotes by Ralph Marston
#27. The fundamental challenge of achieving anything you wish is first to convince yourself to do it. Once you are totally convinced of its value, you'll find a way to get it done. #Quote by Ralph Marston
Firsts quotes by Jean Carroll
#28. [On her husband:] The other day he woke up with a headache. I felt sorry for him. I would like to help him but I can't. I told him so many times. When he jumps out of bed - it should be feet first. #Quote by Jean Carroll
Firsts quotes by Janet Evanovich
#29. Since I write in first person and have no idea what goes on in men's heads. #Quote by Janet Evanovich
Firsts quotes by George Herbert
#30. The first service a child doth his father is to make him foolish. #Quote by George Herbert
Firsts quotes by Mike Mills
#31. If you ask me, the place that a story happens is as equal character. It's almost like an ecological viewpoint: These people are living in this piece of land, and in this piece of land in this time this is possible. For me, I almost think location first. It's time first - what year is it - then where are we, and then who is in it. #Quote by Mike Mills
Firsts quotes by Rosie O'Donnell
#32. I do believe that it's the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics that World Trade Center tower 7-building 7, which collapsed in on itself-it is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved. World Trade Center 7. World Trade [Center] 1 and 2 got hit by planes-7, miraculously, the first time in history, steel was melted by fire. It is physically impossible. #Quote by Rosie O'Donnell
Firsts quotes by Laozi
#33. If one desires to receive one must first give. This is called profound understanding. #Quote by Laozi
Firsts quotes by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
#34. We did two films [Kung Fu Panda], because the first two films were so embraced by the Chinese audiences we wanted to make something we could push further and since this is a co-production, it seemed like the perfect time to create something that felt native to Chinese audiences. #Quote by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Firsts quotes by Taisen Deshimaru
#35. From your first day at school you are cut off from life to make theories. #Quote by Taisen Deshimaru
Firsts quotes by Alan King
#36. There's a charm, there's a rhythm, there's a soul to Jewish humor. When I first saw Richard Pryor perform, I told him, 'You're doing a Jewish act.' #Quote by Alan King
Firsts quotes by Ken Blanchard
#37. Knowing where you are going is the first step to getting there. #Quote by Ken Blanchard
Firsts quotes by Sri Aurobindo
#38. The first principle of true teaching is that nothing can be taught. #Quote by Sri Aurobindo
Firsts quotes by Hilary Kornblith
#39. When I first began studying philosophy, a good deal of what went on in analytic epistemology was focused on addressing the Gettier problem. At first, I became quite caught up in it, and the kind of analytical ingenuity required for the work appealed to me. After a while, however, I started to lose interest. #Quote by Hilary Kornblith
Firsts quotes by Faye J Crosby
#40. Anyone who wishes to combine domestic responsibilities and paid employment with the least stress and most enjoyment might start by pondering this paradox: the first step to better functioning is to stop blaming herself for not functioning well enough. #Quote by Faye J Crosby
Firsts quotes by Harry Styles
#41. You get moments all the time that kind of make you pinch yourself, some of them make you quite emotional. Winning a BRIT was a big moment because we were just so excited to be at the awards in the first place. Selling out Madison Square Garden was pretty amazing too. Then we woke to the news that our UK tour was sold out. It was crazy. #Quote by Harry Styles
Firsts quotes by Christina Baldwin
#42. Story is the mother of us all. First we wrap our lives in language and then we act on who we say we are. We proceed from the word into the world and make a world based on our stories. #Quote by Christina Baldwin
Firsts quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
#43. I am never very forward in offering spiritual consolation to any one in distress or disease. I believe that such resources, to be of any service, must be self-evolved in the first instance. I am something of the Quaker's mind in this, and am inclined to wait for the spirit. #Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Firsts quotes by Roger Cotes
#44. Those who assume hypotheses as first principles of their speculations ... may indeed form an ingenious romance, but a romance it will still be. #Quote by Roger Cotes
Firsts quotes by Robert Pattinson
#45. It's funny, people were asking me how I'd feel when it all ends, on the first movie, and I don't think I've ever felt more completely bewildered, knowing that I only have a month of Twilight stuff left to do. #Quote by Robert Pattinson
Firsts quotes by Jesse Ventura
#46. After Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, I was heartened to see him issue an Open Government Initiative on his first full day in office. #Quote by Jesse Ventura
Firsts quotes by Barack Obama
#47. Unless you're one of the first Americans, a Native American, you came from someplace else. Somebody brought you. #Quote by Barack Obama
Firsts quotes by Steven Pressfield
#48. The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist. #Quote by Steven Pressfield
Firsts quotes by Frederick Sanger
#49. After taking my B.A. degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry, and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a first class examination result. #Quote by Frederick Sanger
Firsts quotes by Sherwood Boehlert
#50. First, we should not be opening our coasts, all of our coasts, to oil drilling when we have not taken the first step, not the first step, to conserve oil. #Quote by Sherwood Boehlert
Firsts quotes by Lauren Oliver
#51. The first one, we'll name Blue. #Quote by Lauren Oliver
Firsts quotes by Kirsten Dunst
#52. The filmmaker is really important to me: it could be their first film; it's not just about their reputation, but I have to really believe in them. #Quote by Kirsten Dunst
Firsts quotes by Imogen Cunningham
#53. There are too many people studying it [photography] now who are never going to make it. You can't give them a formula for making it. You have to have it in you first, you don't learn it. The seeing eye is the important thing. #Quote by Imogen Cunningham
Firsts quotes by Theodore Bikel
#54. I am first, and foremost, an actor. That's what I am. To me, a song is a mini-drama. My musical ability informs the actor as well because it gives me a sense of timing that non-musicians don't have. So, one hand washes the other. #Quote by Theodore Bikel
Firsts quotes by R. W. Apple
#55. A first hint of the power of the electronic media to bring disaster directly into living rooms came with the radio broadcast of the explosion of the zeppelin "Hindenburg," in 1937 ... #Quote by R. W. Apple
Firsts quotes by Arnold Schwarzenegger
#56. No matter what you do, you first have to have a vision ... to see your goal, to believe in it, have faith in it and chase it. And then it's fun to chase it. If you don't have a goal or a vision, then you have nothing. #Quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Firsts quotes by John Henrik Clarke
#57. I am a nationalist, and a Pan-Africanist, first and foremost. I was well grounded in history before ever taking a history course. I did not spend much formal time in school - I had to work. #Quote by John Henrik Clarke
Firsts quotes by Frank Iero
#58. At times, it could be a bit difficult to understand everything that's being said when just listening, but I wanted the lyrics to be the first impression. #Quote by Frank Iero
Firsts quotes by Terry Kath
#59. But then there was Hendrix, man. Jimi was really the last cat to freak me. Jimi was playing all the stuff I had in my head. I couldn't believe it, when I first heard him. Man, no one can ever do what he did with a guitar. No one can ever take his place. #Quote by Terry Kath
Firsts quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#60. 'Genius' which means transcendent capacity of taking trouble, first of all. #Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Firsts quotes by Michael Faraday
#61. A centre of excellence is, by definition, a place where second class people may perform first class work. #Quote by Michael Faraday
Firsts quotes by Juan Manuel Fangio
#62. When I first came out of Argentina to Europe, the flight took 36 hours. Now it takes 12 hours, and the world is still shrinking. #Quote by Juan Manuel Fangio
Firsts quotes by Gordie Gillespie
#63. Great coaches are great humanitarians. They really care for the athlete as people first and athletes second. This is paramount in gaining respect. #Quote by Gordie Gillespie
Firsts quotes by George D. Prentice
#64. He is a first-rate collector who can, upon all occasions, collect his wits. #Quote by George D. Prentice
Firsts quotes by Steve McCurry
#65. If you want to be a photographer, first leave home #Quote by Steve McCurry
Firsts quotes by Alan Dershowitz
#66. Our First Amendment expresses a far different calculus for regulating speech than for regulating nonexpressive conduct and that is as it should be. The right to swing your fist should end at the tip of my nose, but your right to express your ideas should not necessarily end at the lobes of my ears. #Quote by Alan Dershowitz
Firsts quotes by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
#67. Fortune is said to be blind, but her favorites never are. Ambition has the eye of the eagle, prudence that of the lynx; the first looks through the air, the last along the ground. #Quote by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Firsts quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#68. To command, you must first of all speak to the eyes. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Firsts quotes by Kal Penn
#69. I was a vegetarian when we shot the first film(Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle), and I generally eat organic as much as possible. I know this is so disappointing to the audience, which is why I don't talk about it a lot, but I don't smoke weed, I don't eat fast food. #Quote by Kal Penn
Firsts quotes by M. Ward
#70. When I first started making music, it was learning other people's songs and putting them onto four-track. Like Beatles songs and stuff. When I started writing, I used the singing side of the production as a vehicle for melody and lyrical ideas. #Quote by M. Ward
Firsts quotes by Charles De Lint
#71. Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind. #Quote by Charles De Lint
Firsts quotes by Isabel Allende
#72. In times of conflict, war, poverty or religious fundamentalism, women and children are the first and most numerous victims. Women need all their courage today. #Quote by Isabel Allende
Firsts quotes by Katherine Anne Porter
#73. Life comes first, an art not rooted in human experience is not worth a damn, but different kinds of minds have different kinds of experience, and all I ask of any man is validity; and there should be place for every type and kind of mind. #Quote by Katherine Anne Porter
Firsts quotes by Lionel Messi
#74. Whether it's a friendly match, or for points, or a final, or any game - I play the same. I'm always trying to be my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win. #Quote by Lionel Messi
Firsts quotes by Laurie Foos
#75. I've always gone with Kafka's model of establishing the world from the first line, as in Kafka's famous line from Metamorphosis, "Gregor Samsa woke up from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic insect" (or beetle or cockroach, depending on the translation). I have to have that first line before I can go further. #Quote by Laurie Foos
Firsts quotes by Mireille Mathieu
#76. I was 4 years old when I sang in public for the very first time. #Quote by Mireille Mathieu
Firsts quotes by Jared Leto
#77. To find yourself, you must first lose yourself #Quote by Jared Leto
Firsts quotes by James Madison
#78. Bills of attainder, ex-post facto laws and laws impairing the obligation of contracts are contrary to the first principles of the social compact, and to every principle of sound legislation. #Quote by James Madison
Firsts quotes by Stan Musial
#79. The first principle of contract negotiations is don't remind them of what you did in the past - tell them what you're going to do in the future. #Quote by Stan Musial
Firsts quotes by William Styron
#80. When, in the autumn of 1947, I was fired from the first and only job I have ever held, I wanted one thing out of life: to become a writer. #Quote by William Styron
Firsts quotes by Burt Lancaster
#81. The first duty of life is to live. #Quote by Burt Lancaster
Firsts quotes by Rajneesh
#82. So the first thing to be remembered: don't confine creativity to anything in particular. A man is creative - and if he is creative, whatsoever he does, even if he walks, you can see in his walking there is creativity. Even if he sits silently and does nothing, even non-doing will be a creative act. Buddha sitting under the Bodhi Tree doing nothing is the greatest creator the world has ever known. #Quote by Rajneesh
Firsts quotes by Gunnar Peterson
#83. The first thing people lose on a diet is their sense of humor. Keep it fun. Keep it light. #Quote by Gunnar Peterson
Firsts quotes by Walter Scott
#84. "Lambe them, lads! lambe them!" a cant phrase of the time derived from the fate of Dr. Lambe, an astrologer and quack, who was knocked on the head by the rabble in Charles the First's time. #Quote by Walter Scott
Firsts quotes by Patrick Ewing
#85. Pat Riley, Dave Checketts and Ernie Grunfeld - they brought the Knicks back to the glory days. It started with Rick Pitino. We took our first step with him, making the playoffs. When Pat came in we just kicked the door open. #Quote by Patrick Ewing
Firsts quotes by Dave Marr
#86. Never bet with anyone you meet on the first tee who has a deep suntan, a 1-iron in his bag, and squinty eyes. #Quote by Dave Marr
Firsts quotes by Robert M. Parker, Jr.
#87. The first famous winemaking consultant was the late professor Emile Peynaud, who reigned over Bordeaux throughout the 1940s, '50s, '60s and '70s. #Quote by Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Firsts quotes by Marcus Garvey
#88. They subjugate first, if the weaker peoples will stand for it; then exploit, and if they will not stand for SUBJUGATION nor EXPLOITATION, the other recourse is EXTERMINATION. #Quote by Marcus Garvey
Firsts quotes by Denis Johnson
#89. I wandered over across the hall where they were showing a short movie about vasectomies. Much later I told her that I'd actually gotten a vasectomy a long time ago, and somebody else must have gotten her pregnant. I also told her once that I had inoperable cancer and would soon be passed away and gone, eternally. But nothing I could think up, no matter how dramatic or horrible, ever made her repent or love me the way she had at first, before she really knew me. #Quote by Denis Johnson
Firsts quotes by Orrin Woodward
#90. The first business asset you should invest in is yourself. #Quote by Orrin Woodward
Firsts quotes by Geoff Huegill
#91. When I first made the comeback it was more about getting fit and hopefully inspiring others to lead a better life ... for me to achieve what I have achieved over the last two years has been a dream come true. #Quote by Geoff Huegill
Firsts quotes by Mary Oliver
#92. Ten times a day something happens to me like this - some strengthening throb of amazement - some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness. #Quote by Mary Oliver
Firsts quotes by Graig Nettles
#93. It was the first time I used that bat. A Yankee fan in Chicago gave it to me the last time we were there and said it would bring me luck. There's no brand name on it or anything. Maybe the guy made it himself. It had been in the bat rack, and I picked it up by mistake because it looked like the bat I had been using the last few days. #Quote by Graig Nettles
Firsts quotes by Dennis Miller
#94. Lotto fever hit New York again this week, and like the old saying goes, 'You gotta be in it to win it' ... but first, you gotta have a dead end job so pathetic you're willing to kill five hours standing in line for a 1 in 25 million chance. #Quote by Dennis Miller
Firsts quotes by Andy Partridge
#95. You know, I was such a big Beatles fan, and when I'd buy a new album I'd invariably hate it the first time I heard it 'cause it was a mixture of absolute joy and absolute frustration. I couldn't grasp what they'd done, and I'd hate myself for that. #Quote by Andy Partridge
Firsts quotes by Twyla Tharp
#96. We get into ruts when we run with the first idea that pops into our head, not the last one. #Quote by Twyla Tharp
Firsts quotes by Joshua Schachter
#97. If you need scale in order to create value, it's hard to get scale, because there's little incentive for the first people to use the product. #Quote by Joshua Schachter
Firsts quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#98. The most fundamental form of human stupidity is forgetting what we were trying to do in the first place. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Firsts quotes by George R R Martin
#99. You're mine," she whispered. "Mine, as I'm yours. And if we die, we die. All men must die, Jon Snow. But first, we'll live. #Quote by George R R Martin
Firsts quotes by Christian Lous Lange
#100. The free trade movement in the middle of the last century represents the first conscious recognition of these new circumstances and of the necessity to adapt to them. #Quote by Christian Lous Lange
Firsts quotes by Carol Anshaw
#101. I never write in a linear way. And I tell students not to. You can only know so much about a book when you first start. #Quote by Carol Anshaw
Firsts quotes by Diana Gabaldon
#102. Do ye dare to draw arms against the justice of God?" snapped the tubby little judge. Jamie drew the sword completely, with a flash of steel, then thrust it point-first into the ground, leaving the hilt quivering with the force of the blow.
"I draw it in defense of this women, and the truth," he said "If any here be against those two they'll answer to me, and then God, in that order. #Quote by Diana Gabaldon
Firsts quotes by Richard Leakey
#103. Natural selection operates according to immediate cirumstances and not toward a long-term goal. Homo sapiens did eventually evolve as a descendant of the first humans, but there was nothing inevitable about it. #Quote by Richard Leakey
Firsts quotes by Rene Daumal
#104. You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know. #Quote by Rene Daumal
Firsts quotes by John Dryden
#105. Moderate sorrow Fits vulgar love, and for a vulgar man: But I have lov'd with such transcendent passion, I soar'd, at first, quite out of reason's view, And now am lost above it. #Quote by John Dryden
Firsts quotes by Ayelet Waldman
#106. I went from resenting my mother-in-law to accepting her, finally to appreciating her. What appeared to be her diffidence when I was first married, I now value as serenity. #Quote by Ayelet Waldman
Firsts quotes by Barbara Walters
#107. When your child is in trouble, the first thing you do is blame yourself. #Quote by Barbara Walters
Firsts quotes by J.K. Rowling
#108. I loathe people who say, 'I always read the ending of the book first.' That really irritates me, It's like someone coming to dinner, just opening the fridge and eating pudding, while you're standing there still working on the starter. It's not on. #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Firsts quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#109. It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Firsts quotes by Noam Chomsky
#110. One of the most interesting reactions to come out of 1968 was in the first publication of the Trilateral Commission, which believed there was a 'crisis of democracy' from too much participation of the masses. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Firsts quotes by Soko Morinaga
#111. From the first, in people and in things, there is no such thing as trash. These words point to the fundamental truth of Buddhism, a truth I could not as yet conceive in those days. #Quote by Soko Morinaga
Firsts quotes by David Nicholls
#112. Maybe I've just read too many novels. In novels, alcoholics are always attractive and fuuny and charming and complex, like Sebastian Flyte or ABe North in Tender in the Night, and they're drinking because of a deep, unquenchable sadness of the soul, or the terrible legacy of the First World War, whereas I just get drunk because I'm thirsty, and I like the taste of lager ... #Quote by David Nicholls
Firsts quotes by Guy Maddin
#113. I'm a nervous wreck. If it's a 20-day shoot, at lunchtime on the first day, I'm thinking "Only 19 and a half days to go ... I can make it!" #Quote by Guy Maddin
Firsts quotes by Joseph Wood Krutch
#114. Science has always promised two things not necessarily related; an increase first in our powers, second in our happiness or wisdom, and we have come to realize that it is the first and less important of the two promises which it has kept most abundantly. #Quote by Joseph Wood Krutch
Firsts quotes by Jim Hodges
#115. Our assignment comes with the alignment. Too many people look for the assignment without first finding their alignment. #Quote by Jim Hodges
Firsts quotes by Alexander Wang
#116. Take people's advice and guidance in the beginning, but always follow your instincts first #Quote by Alexander Wang
Firsts quotes by Elizabeth Ann Seton
#117. The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly to do it because it is his will. #Quote by Elizabeth Ann Seton
Firsts quotes by Orison Swett Marden
#118. Man becomes a slave to his constantly repeated acts. What he at first chooses, at last compels. #Quote by Orison Swett Marden
Firsts quotes by Frank Langella
#119. But when I was seven or eight, I did my first little piece of acting. #Quote by Frank Langella
Firsts quotes by David Cross
#120. We should just get somebody from the left and the right and they should all throw bumper stickers at each other and the first one to cover the other one wins. #Quote by David Cross
Firsts quotes by Perry Farrell
#121. I mean, gosh, my first tours I ever did were with the Ramones and Iggy Pop and Love & Rockets. #Quote by Perry Farrell
Firsts quotes by Grant Achatz
#122. If I had one piece of advice for people - if they are cooking from the Alinea cookbook, the Betty Crocker cookbook or the back of the box - read through the entire recipe first before reaching for any ingredients, and then read again and execute the directions. #Quote by Grant Achatz
Firsts quotes by John Krasinski
#123. The first acting thing I ever did was my senior year I decided not to play a sport in the Spring and, in that Spring B.J. Novak who went to school with me, asked if I'd be in this show that was a parody of all the teachers in the school, 'sure!' That was the first acting thing I did. #Quote by John Krasinski
Firsts quotes by Carroll Quigley
#124. A civilization is complicated, in the first place, because it is dynamic; that is, it is constantly changing in the passage of time, until it has perished. #Quote by Carroll Quigley
Firsts quotes by Stephen Jay Gould
#125. Unfortunately, all life on earth - the only life we know - represents, for all its current variety, the results of a single experiment , for every earthly species evolved from the common ancestry of a single origin. We desperately need a repetition of the experiment (several would be better, but let's not be greedy!) in order to make a judgement. Mars represents our first real hope for a second experiment - the sine qua non - for any proper answer for the question of questions. #Quote by Stephen Jay Gould
Firsts quotes by Joshua Reynolds
#126. The first degree of proficiency is, in painting, what grammar is in literature, a general preparation for whatever the student may afterward choose for more particular application. The power of drawing, modeling, and using colors, is very properly called the language of the art. #Quote by Joshua Reynolds
Firsts quotes by Faiz Ahmad Faiz
#127. The first rule of translation: make sure you know at least one of the bloody languages! #Quote by Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Firsts quotes by Jan Zaveck
#128. I put in the work to hand Keith Thurman his first loss. #Quote by Jan Zaveck
Firsts quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#129. I shall always think of myself first and foremost ... as a hunter. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Firsts quotes by Thomas Southerne
#130. When guilt is in its blush of infancy, it trembles in a tenderness of shame; and the first eye that pierces through the veil that hides the secret brings it to the face #Quote by Thomas Southerne
Firsts quotes by Susana Martinez
#131. When I first registered to vote I registered as a Democrat. #Quote by Susana Martinez
Firsts quotes by John Calvin
#132. It is certain that man never achieves a clear knowledge of himself unless he has first looked upon God's face, and then descends from contemplating him to scrutinize himself. #Quote by John Calvin
Firsts quotes by Nelly
#133. So many people appreciate what you've done, the doors you've opened, but some people realise they're not going to be able to make as much money as they thought possible when you first started. #Quote by Nelly
Firsts quotes by Michael Crichton
#134. Discovery, they believe, is inevitable. So they just try to do it first. That's the game in science. #Quote by Michael Crichton
Firsts quotes by Kendall Jenner
#135. My first crush was this kid in kindergarten who told me he had tigers in his attic as well. #Quote by Kendall Jenner
Firsts quotes by Michael Faraday
#136. All your names I and my friend approve of or nearly all as to sense & expression, but I am frightened by their length & sound when compounded. As you will see I have taken deoxide and skaiode because they agree best with my natural standard East and West. I like Anode & Cathode better as to sound, but all to whom I have shewn them have supposed at first that by Anode I meant No way. #Quote by Michael Faraday
Firsts quotes by Clinton Anderson
#137. To change your horse you must first change yourself! #Quote by Clinton Anderson
Firsts quotes by Peter Abelard
#138. Nothing can be believed unless it is first understood; and that for any one to preach to others that which either he has not understood nor they have understood is absurd. #Quote by Peter Abelard
Firsts quotes by Helen Keller
#139. Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves. #Quote by Helen Keller
Firsts quotes by Neil Patrick Harris
#140. It's nice to establish yourself as an actor first and a singer second. Proof is such a tremendous piece of work, and I'm incredibly lucky to be a part of it. I'm sure that the musicals will happen in the future, though. #Quote by Neil Patrick Harris
Firsts quotes by Rooney Mara
#141. My sister started acting professionally when she was twelve, but I wanted to go to college first. #Quote by Rooney Mara
Firsts quotes by Thomas Sowell
#142. The first rule of economics is that there is an infinite number of desires chasing a finite number of goods, services and resources. The first rule of politics is to ignore the first rule of economics. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Firsts quotes by Ray Bradbury
#143. First grade is very cheap. It's the later grades where you have to spend a lot of money if you don't do it right. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Firsts quotes by Vincent Van Gogh
#144. I believe I do much better for the time being by first copying some good things than by working without that foundation #Quote by Vincent Van Gogh
Firsts quotes by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
#145. Habit is a second nature, and what was at first pleasure, is next necessity. #Quote by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Firsts quotes by Louis St. Laurent
#146. If we are to preserve civilization, we must first remain civilized. #Quote by Louis St. Laurent
Firsts quotes by Simone Weil
#147. The essential characteristic of the first half of the twentieth century is the growing weakness, and almost the disappearance, of the idea of value. #Quote by Simone Weil
Firsts quotes by Carly Fiorina
#148. I do not support citizenship for those already here illegally. Those who cut the line and broke our laws as their first act entering this country have foregone that opportunity. #Quote by Carly Fiorina
Firsts quotes by Libby Houston
#149. [Children] use up the same part of my head as poetry does. To deal with children is a matter of terrific imaginative identification. And the children have to come first. It's no use putting off their evening meal for two months. #Quote by Libby Houston
Firsts quotes by Laurence Sterne
#150. It is the nature of an hypothesis, when once a man has conceived it, that it assimulates every thing to itself as proper nourishment; and, from the first moment of your begetting it, it generally grows the stronger by every thing you see, hear, read, or understand. #Quote by Laurence Sterne
Firsts quotes by Buckethead
#151. We are civilized animals, right? Then why do we continue to slaughter for sport? What if you were a Chicken, how would you feel? I grew up in a Chicken Coop and I was not a Chicken at first, until I was faced with your World! #Quote by Buckethead
Firsts quotes by Samuel Johnson
#152. Much is due to those who first broke the way to knowledge, and left only to their successors the task of smoothing it. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Firsts quotes by Thomas Metzinger
#153. As a first-order approximation, I would say that phenomenality is "availability for introspective attention": Consciousness is a property of all those mental contents to which you can in principle direct your attention. #Quote by Thomas Metzinger
Firsts quotes by Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
#154. O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all, Unless he first will learn humility. #Quote by Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Firsts quotes by Horace Mann
#155. A teacher should, above all things, first induce a desire in the pupil for the acquisition he wishes to impart. #Quote by Horace Mann
Firsts quotes by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
#156. Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions. #Quote by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Firsts quotes by John C. Maxwell
#157. Set the tone for your day be treating people better than you expect to be treated by them. Be the first to smile. Express your appreciation for them. Expect the best out of them. If you act first, you will set yourself up for success. #Quote by John C. Maxwell
Firsts quotes by Hernando Cortes
#158. Furthermore, they had calculated that if 25,000 of them died for every one of us, they would finish with us first, for they were many and we were but few. #Quote by Hernando Cortes
Firsts quotes by Robert G. Allen
#159. The fundamental level of success is doing the hard things first - If you go for the feared thing first, then the rest of the day is easy. #Quote by Robert G. Allen
Firsts quotes by Terrence McNally
#160. Work with good directors. Without them your play is doomed. At the time of my first play, I thought a good director was someone who liked my play. I was rudely awakened from that fantasy when he directed it as if he loathed it ... Work with good actors. A good actor hears the way you (and no one else) write. A good actor makes rewrites easy. A good actor tells you things about your play you didn't know. #Quote by Terrence McNally
Firsts quotes by Emanuel Celler
#161. For the first 10 years of my life in Congress, I had been too timid to tell the truth as I saw it. In a way I had betrayed my trust. #Quote by Emanuel Celler
Firsts quotes by Janet McTeer
#162. I would often go on as myself, when I wasn't working. And the first time I went on as myself, two people came up and asked me what I was doing and who I was. #Quote by Janet McTeer
Firsts quotes by Vy Higginsen
#163. The first 50 years are for learning, and the second 50 years are for living. Life just begins when you're in your 50s. #Quote by Vy Higginsen
Firsts quotes by Stevie Wonder
#164. I feel thankful to God, first and foremost, allowing me to enjoy this 'smell the roses' kind of thing. #Quote by Stevie Wonder
Firsts quotes by Guillermo Del Toro
#165. Well, the first thing is that I love monsters, I identify with monsters. #Quote by Guillermo Del Toro
Firsts quotes by Marilyn Monroe
#166. Everyone's childhood plays itself out. No wonder no one knows the other or can completely understand. By this I don't know if I'm just giving up with this conclusion or resigning myself - or maybe for the first time connecting with reality. How do we know the pain or another's earlier years, let alone all that he drags with him since along the way at best a lot of leeway is needed for the other - yet how much is unhealthy for one to bear. I think to love bravely is the best and accept - - as much as one can bear. #Quote by Marilyn Monroe
Firsts quotes by Thomas Merton
#167. Memory is corrupted and ruined by a crowd of memories. If I am going to have a true memory, there are a thousand things that must first be forgotten. Memory is not fully itself when it reaches only into the past. A memory that is not alive to the present does not remember the here and now, does not remember its true identity, is not memory at all. He who remembers nothing but facts and past events, and is never brought back into the present, is a victim of amnesia. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Firsts quotes by John French Sloan
#168. The subject may be of first importance to the artist when he starts a picture, but it should be of least importance in the finished product. The subject is of no aesthetic significance. #Quote by John French Sloan
Firsts quotes by Bill Drayton
#169. The first - the most obvious test of a true social entrepreneur - is are they possessed, really possessed by an idea. #Quote by Bill Drayton
Firsts quotes by Edith Sitwell
#170. My temper is not spoilt. I am absolutely non-homicidal. Nor do I ever attack unless I have been attacked first, and then Heaven have mercy upon the attacker, because I don't! I just sharpen my wits on a wooden head as a cat sharpens its claws on the wood legs of a table. #Quote by Edith Sitwell
Firsts quotes by Bokar Rinpoche
#171. Understanding that everything is impermanent, that happiness is transformed into suffering, and that all phenomena are lacking reality in themselves and are only projections of our mind, will permit us to counteract the first hindrance to meditation, that is, our attachment to this world. #Quote by Bokar Rinpoche
Firsts quotes by Doris Kearns Goodwin
#172. While its [Harvard's] undergraduate life was still controlled [in 1908-1912] by a select group of rich and fashionable families whose sons merely arrived when they were due to fill the places that had been waiting for them from the day they were born, it was, at the same time, opening its doors to a more cosmopolitan student population and beginning to take the first tentative steps toward mitigating the evils of a pyramidal social system that concentrated all its social honors upon the rich and the wellborn. #Quote by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Firsts quotes by Lucien Carr
#173. I love first times. I want my whole life to be composed of them. Life is only interesting if life is wide. #Quote by Lucien Carr
Firsts quotes by Samuel Fuller
#174. If your first scene doesn't give you a hard on, throw it out! #Quote by Samuel Fuller
Firsts quotes by Aly Raisman
#175. When I first turned elite in gymnastics, when I was 14, that's when I really became more inspired than ever. I just always kept that in the back of my mind, and always thought about making the 2012 team. #Quote by Aly Raisman
Firsts quotes by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
#176. A runner is real when she takes the first step. #Quote by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Firsts quotes by Catherynne M Valente
#177. First, the avid student must be aware that when the world was young it knew only seven things: water, life and death, salt, night, birds and the length of an hour. #Quote by Catherynne M Valente
Firsts quotes by Leigh Bingham Nash
#178. I love my voice. But I'd be the first one to make a criticism of it, so I'm not the best person to critique because I'm pretty hard on myself. #Quote by Leigh Bingham Nash
Firsts quotes by Thomas Brooks
#179. If any man should ask me what is the first, second, and third part of being a Christian, I must answer 'Action!' #Quote by Thomas Brooks
Firsts quotes by Dahlia Lithwick
#180. The First Aphorism of Religion Cases: Only the religious convictions of other people are weird. Yours are perfectly rational. #Quote by Dahlia Lithwick
Firsts quotes by Pearl S. Buck
#181. I do not believe in a child world. It is a fantasy world. I believe the child should be taught from the very first that the whole world is his world, that adult and child share one world, that all generations are needed. #Quote by Pearl S. Buck
Firsts quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#182. If you want to say something truly new, you must first know everything that has been said in the human history; not half, not ninety percent, but all that has been said! Only then you can say something new, if you can! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Firsts quotes by Mark Wahlberg
#183. Pretty early on in making the first movie I realized that this is what I wanted to do. I felt like by that time I just found my niche, like this is what I was supposed to be doing. So I completely submerged myself into the world of watching movies, making my own movies, buying video cameras and lights. When I wasn't making a movie, I was making my own movies. When I wasn't making movies, I was watching movies. I was going back and studying film and looking back at guys that were perceived as great guys that I can identify with. It just became my life. #Quote by Mark Wahlberg
Firsts quotes by Mike Krzyzewski
#184. First of all, what happens is, when you're good at something, you spend a lot of time with it. People identify you with that sport, so it becomes part of your identity. #Quote by Mike Krzyzewski
Firsts quotes by Charlotte Ross
#186. I think what's so great about TV is I don't know if all these things were planned at first, or if they see the fans' reactions to things. They really do listen to what the fans want, and feel strongly about, and push for, so all these things are happening organically. #Quote by Charlotte Ross
Firsts quotes by William O. Douglas
#187. The purpose of the University of Washington cannot be to produce black lawyers for blacks, Polish lawyers for Poles, Jewish lawyers for Jews, Irish lawyers for Irish. It should be to produce good lawyers for Americans and not to place First Amendment barriers against anyone. #Quote by William O. Douglas
Firsts quotes by Robert Cheeke
#188. Go out of your way to make an outstanding first impression. #Quote by Robert Cheeke
Firsts quotes by Neil Diamond
#189. Fencing made me feel for the first time like a winner. #Quote by Neil Diamond
Firsts quotes by Michael Palin
#190. I got my first lifetime achievement award years ago, and I was very excited, but then I got a sense of: Well, can one get a second lifetime award? #Quote by Michael Palin
Firsts quotes by William Hartston
#191. Wilhelm Steinitz was the first man to appreciate the inherent logic behind the game of chess. #Quote by William Hartston
Firsts quotes by Franz Kafka
#192. Two possibilities: making oneself infinitely small or being so. The second is perfection, that is to say, inactivity, the first is beginning, that is to say, action. #Quote by Franz Kafka
Firsts quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke
#193. Draw near to Nature. Then try like some first human being to say what you see and experience and love and lose. #Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke
Firsts quotes by Ziggy Marley
#194. The most important thing my father taught me is that every man has to stand up for his rights. #Quote by Ziggy Marley
Firsts quotes by Nicole Krauss
#195. For me, what I am making in the novel is a place to live. When I first switched from poetry to novels, I was asked why, and the metaphor I came up with was about poems as rooms. You can make a room perfect, but then you have to shut the door and never go back, whereas a novel is like a house - it can never be perfect, but you can make a life in it. #Quote by Nicole Krauss
Firsts quotes by Marc Anthony
#196. Be quiet, or my wife will take away your first born and make him or her work in one of her sweatshops! #Quote by Marc Anthony
Firsts quotes by Robert Motherwell
#197. Abstract expressionism was the first American art that was filled with anger as well as beauty. #Quote by Robert Motherwell
Firsts quotes by Woodrow Wilson
#198. Property as compared with humanity, as compared with the red blood in the American people, must take second place, not first place. #Quote by Woodrow Wilson
Firsts quotes by Joseph Goebbels
#199. Revolutions are spiritual acts. They appear first in people, then in politics and the economy. New people form new structures. The transformation we want is first of all spiritual; that will necessarily change the way things are. #Quote by Joseph Goebbels
Firsts quotes by Theresa May
#200. National security is the first duty of government but we are also committed to reversing the substantial erosion of civil liberties. #Quote by Theresa May

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