beginning

A Quote by Anita Brookner on beginning, impossibility, love, and romance

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on beginning, curiosity, justice, knowledge, life, preparation, questions, theory, time, and trying

There's a theory, one I find persuasive, that the quest for knowledge is, at bottom, the search for the answer to the question: "Where was I before I was born." In the beginning was . . . what? Perhaps, in the beginning, there was a curious room, a room like this one, crammed with wonders; and now the room and all it contains are forbidden you, although it was made just for you, had been prepared for you since time began, and you will spend all your life trying to remember it.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Andrew Young on ability, beginning, belief, chance, courage, day, faith, god, happiness, life, love, mind, money, prayer, and zeal

For me, happiness came from prayer to a kindly God, faith in a kindly God, love for my fellow man, and doing the very best I could every day of my life. I had looked for happiness in fast living, but it was not there. I tried to find it in money, but it was not there, either. But when I placed myself in tune with what I believe to be fundamental truths of life, when I began to develop my limited ability, to rid my mind of all kinds of tangled thoughts, and fill it with zeal and courage and love, when I gave myself a chance by treating myself decently and sensibly I began to feel the stimulating, warm glow of happiness, and life for me began to flow like a stream between smooth banks.

Andrew Young (1807 - 1889)

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A Quote by Andrea Dworkin on beginning, conviction, discrimination, and politics

Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.

Andrea Dworkin (1946 -)

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A Quote by André Gide on beginning

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

Source: Le traite du Narcisse (1891)

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A Quote by Analee Skarin on atoms, beginning, creativity, desires, eternity, hope, life, love, power, reality, universe, and world

Love is a balm that contains the power of healing and of renewing and of everlasting life within its effulgent essence. Love is the great refiner and beautifier. Love is more! Love is the key to every door. It is the creative reality behind every righteous desire and every ardent hope. Love is the cohesive power of the universe as it binds together atoms and substance. It holds families together-the world and the entire universe. If love were withdrawn all things would fall apart and disintegrate. When a human being eliminates love from his life he too begins to fall apart. Love is not only eternal but it is the most desirable element to possess.

Analee Skarin

Source: The Celestial Song of Creation

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A Quote by Amelia Jenks Bloomer on beginning, good, power, slavery, time, and women

The same Power that brought the slave out of bondage will, in His own good time and way, bring about the emancipation of women, and make her the equal in power and dominion that she was in the beginning.

Amelia Bloomer (1818 - 1894)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on beginning, belief, mind, and needs

INFALAPSARIAN, n. One who ventures to believe that Adam need not have sinned unless he had a mind to - in opposition to the Supralapsarians, who hold that that luckless person's fall was decreed from the beginning.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on beginning and bitterness

HARMONISTS, n. A sect of Protestants, now extinct, who came from Europe in the beginning of the last century and were distinguished for the bitterness of their internal controversies and dissensions.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on beginning, charity, and home

CHARITY, n. a thing that begins at home and usually stays there.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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