To begin to live in the present, we must first atone forour past and be finished with it, and we can onlyatone for it by suffering, by extraordinary, unceasing exertion.
Do you remember that in classical times when Cicero had finished speaking, the people said, "How well he spoke" but when Demosthenes had finished speaking, they said, "Let us march."adlai stevenson
I consider my painting finished when my eyes goes to a particular spot on the canvas. But if I put the picture away about thirty feet on the wall and the movements keep returning to me and the eye seems to be responding to something living, then it is finished.william baziotes
Many authors write like amateur blacksmiths making their first horseshoe; the clank of the anvil, the stench of the scorched leather apron, the sparks and the cursing are palpable, and this appeals to those who rank "sincerity" very high. Nabokov is more like a master swordsmith making a fine blade; nothing is amiss, nothing is too much, there is no fuss, and the finished product must be handled with great care, or it will cut you badly.Robertson Davies
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
There they are, my fifty men and women Naming me the fifty poems finished! Take them, Love, the book and me together. Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.Robert Browning
A jazz performance centers upon the process of creation. The final objective is not only the finished product, but the path and process taken towards it.
When I finished the series, I wasn't going to do television again. I never wanted to do television to begin with, and I was so exhausted by the process that I was wary of being in front of the camera again.gillian anderson
There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.
A story is not finished, until it has taken the worst turn.friedrich dürrenmatt
Sure. Some of the reviews have been very flattering, but the series is not finished yet. The end needs to be as strong as the beginning.george r. r. martin
Permanent mass unemployment destroys the moral foundations of the social order. The young people, who, having finished their training for work, are forced to remain idle, are the ferment out of which the most radical political movements are formed. In their ranks the soldiers of the coming revolutions are recruited.ludwig von mises
I'm finished crying for Casey. I'm crying for all the other mothers.cindy sheehan
The Naval Academy is a very prestigious place, and I choose to try it. I got there and darn near didn't pass, just about flunked out the first year, but a commandant by the name of Bush Bringle managed to call me in one day and taught me more about leadership in about 15 minutes than I have learned in the rest of my life. And because of Bush Bringle I regained some faith and confidence in myself, learning I had a little bit more in me than I thought, and I went back to work and finished.smith, leighton w., jr.
And when she was finished they laid her in earth Flowers growing, butterflies juggling over her... She, so light, barely pressed the earth down How much pain it took to make her as light as that!bertolt brecht
"Air! Air!" croaked Kralefsky, "Give me air!" "Interesting," said Colonel Ribbindane. "Saw a pygmy like that once in the Congo... been trapped in an elephant’s stomach. The elephant is the largest African quadruped.." "Do get him out," said Mother agitatedly. "Get some brandy." "Fan him! Blow on him!" shrilled Margo, and burst into tears. "He’s dying, he’s dying, and he never finished his trick."gerald durrell
Married people pledge love for each other throughout eternity. Well, now, that is easy enough but does not mean very much, for if one is finished with time one is probably finished with eternity. If, instead of saying "throughout eternity," the couple would say, "until Easter, until next May Day," then what they say would make some sense, for then they would be saying something and also something they perhaps could carry out.
Every human being is tried this way in the active service of expectancy. Now comes the fulfillment and relieves him, but soon he is again placed on reconnaissance for expectancy; then he is again relieved, but as long as there is any future for him, he has not yet finished his service. And while human life goes on this way in very diverse expectancy, expecting very different things according to different times and occasions and in different frames of mind, all life is again one nightwatch of expectancy.
"Mulla, Mulla, my son has written from the Abode of Learning to say that he has completely finished his studies!" "Console yourself, madam, with the thought that God will no doubt send him more."nasreddin
I finished by saying that it struck me that all the ethical systems I was discussing were after the fact. That is, that people act as they are disposed to, but they like to feel afterwards that they were right and so they invent systems that approve of their dispositions.alexei panshin
After I finished my books, I felt I had to do another one and I thought that if I were to choose a subject, it had to be mosques.
The apocalypse is finished, today it is the precession of the neutral, of forms of the neutral and of indifference . I will leave it to be considered whether there can be a romanticism , an aesthetic of the neutral therein. I don't think so all that remains, is the fascination for desertlike and indifferent forms, for the very operation of the system that annihilates us.
Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second.
Life moved ever outward into infinite possibilities and yet all things were perfect and finished in every single moment, their end attained.
I'm almost finished Calamity, sweetheart! We'll be back on the road in no time! Then we'll cream that Nazi's ass for us!
finished will be the 13th Bak'tun, The descent of Bolon Yokte will happen.
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