What we want is a story that starts with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax.
if a girl likes me a lotand starts getting real nervousand suddenly begins asking me funny questionsand looks sad if I give the wrong answersand she says things like,"Do you think it's going to rain?"and I say, "It beats me,"and she says, "Oh,"and looks a little sadat the clear blue California sky,I think: Thank God, it's you, baby, this time Instead of me.Richard Brautigan
That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an areoplane; Lenny Bruce is not afraid.lenny bruce
Butter not only wouldn’t melt in this mouth, it wouldn’t go in; one runs away, an urchin in the gutter and glad to be, murmuring: “The Queen of Spain has no legs.” ...One’s eyes widen; one sits the poet down in the porch swing, starts to go off to get her a glass of lemonade, and sees her metamorphosed before one’s eyes into a new Critique of Practical Reason... feminine gender...Randall Jarrell
He changes his opinions as he does his friends, and much on the same account. He has no comfort in fixed principles; as soon as anything is settled in his own mind, he quarrels with it. He has no satisfaction but the chase after truth, runs a question down, worries and kills it, then quits it like a vermin, and starts some new game, to lead him a new dance, and give him a fresh breathing through bog and brake, with the rabble yelping at his heels and the leaders perpetually at fault.william hazlitt
Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that's in rhythm or you're in trouble.sugar ray robinson
Writing anything, it sorta starts the way you'd build a castle at the beach. You're just taking your hands and you're mounting up sand.aaron sorkin
Absolute atheism starts in an act of faith in reverse gear and is a full-blown religious commitment. Here we have the first internal inconsistency of contemporary atheism: it proclaims that all religion must necessarily vanish away, and it is itself a religious phenomena.jacques maritain
A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon.john dryden
The human brain is special. It starts working as soon as you get up and it doesn't stop until you get to school.Milton Berle
And the supreme glory of all this, my love, is to think that maybe this isn't true, neither may I believe it true. And when lying starts giving us pleasure, let's speak the truth so that we lie to it.
E quando a mentira comece a dar-nos prazer, falemos a verdade para lhe mentirmos.
Now, there is a matter of business to attend to- [Puss: The frog king is dead.] His name is- is... (Shrek: What's his name? WHAT'S HIS NAME?) IS-- (starts to cough up and passes out) His name is Arthur. (Shrek: Arthur?) I know...you'll do...what's right...
You need only a sheet of paper and so mathematics starts.
Many a real genius is lost in the fictitious character of the Gentleman. I am the most inconsistent, changeable being so full of fits and starts.thomas gainsborough
If you look at any institution in history – look at the Roman Empire – anything in history, and what it looks like when it’s peaking. Look at Apple, and how can you say it’s not peaking? ... The thing is, it may take another year or two before it starts to decline, but it has to – everything does.trip hawkins
A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.Gene Roddenberry
Recorded history starts with a patriarchal revolution. Let it continue with the matriarchal counterrevolution that is the only hope for the survival of the human race.elizabeth gould davis
He is studying closely, recovering his Latin, going to learn Greek, and seems altogether more rational than usual but he is such a man of fits and starts he is not much to be depended on. Still he thinks of nothing but poetry as his being's end and aim, and sometime or other he will, I doubt not, do something valuable.john keats
A man without a heroic bent starts dying at the age of thirty.nassim nicholas taleb
Decomposition, for most, starts when they leave the free, social, and uncorrupted college life for the solitary confinement of professions and nuclear families.nassim nicholas taleb
That’s great , it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes , an airplane Lenny Bruce is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane , listen to yourself churn world serves its own needs , dummy serve your own needs.
Knowledge about the process being modeled starts fairly low, then increases as understanding is obtained and tapers off to a high value at the end.
Whatever starts in California unfortunately has a tendancy to spread.