Quotation Explorer - 'Began'

The warmth of our bodies began to melt my frozen heart bit by bit. - Kirito
Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than I was and began diverting all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. - J. K. Rowling
Tried living in the real world instead of a shell, but I was bored before I even began. - Morrissey
It all began with one small shy smile. - Debasish Mridha
She began sobbing again. I’m not ready to die. - TC Avey
All the rain that fell since the world began won't cure today's drought. - Marty Rubin
The most revolutionary aspect of the Protestant teaching however, is the fact that the Protestants began to look for ways and means to serve God better through inventions, discoveries, researches, sciences, factories, industries, etc. - Sunday Adelaja
When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman. - Betty Friedan
Previously, when I began to write this tale, I set out by saying that Mlle. Claude was a whore. She is a whore, of course, and I'm not trying to deny it, but what I say now is--if Mlle. Claude is a whore then what name shall I find for the other women I know? - Henry Miller
It began in mystery and it will end in mystery, but what a rare and beautiful country lies in between. - Diane Ackerman
The rig began shaking like caffeine withdrawal." --Opening sentence of THE FURY. "The duct-taped Buick swam north on Rush Street, hunting whores like a lesser white shark." --First sentence of Chapter One, THE FURY - Shane Gericke
What war did for him (hasten disillusionment with communism), childbirth did for me. I began to notice what neglected, neurotic waifs the children of Communists were and to question the genuineness of the love of mankind that didn't begin at home. - Joy Davidman
If you love something, let it go. If it does not come back it was not yours to began with. - Anna Napper
I searched for a deeper existence. What I found was myself. The next moment the journey towards self discovery began all over again. - Matthew Donnelly
Most governments strive to keep the masses from thinking; if the masses began to think the government would not be in power - rjs - rassool jibraeel snyman
The journey to the cross began long before. As the echo of the crunching of the fruit was still sounding in the garden, Jesus was leaving for Calvary.
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between. - Diane Ackerman
I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know. - Joanna Field
I dropped my hoe and ran into the house and started to write this poem, '.’ It began as a celebration of wild geese. Eventually the geese flew out of the poem, but I like to think they left behind the sound of their beating wings. Stanley Kunitz - End of Summer
It began to falter not when the book publishers who loved books gave way to those who preferred profits to reading. It happened when publishers and editors cut back on their drinking. If there is one national flower in book publishing, it is the martini. - Al Silverman
When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began. - Rita Mae Brown
Kelly closed his eyes and began to bargain with God. - Z.A. Maxfield
Ever since time began, people have recognized their true Love by the light in their eyes. - Paulo Coelho
Cheers went up around the decks as the Dolphins oars began to move as one in and out shifting and cutting away at the sea beneath, SICANIA RISING - Daniel P Buckley
When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch's statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long. - W. Somerset Maugham
Logan stopped and gazed skyward as the kite began to soar above them, and when he clapped his hands at Ben's obvious joy, she was strucked by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people. - Nicholas Sparks
Modern poetry, for me, began not in English at all but in Spanish, in the poems of Lorca. - W.S. Merwin
Mrs. Murdo, walkind even more briskly to keep her spirits up, was crossing Harken Square when something fell to the pavement just in front of her with a terrific thump. How extraordinary, she thought, bending to pick it up. It was sort of a bundle. She began to untie it. - Jeanne DuPrau
I taught her to fly, and she began to soar. - Kyle Wacasey
I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. - J.K. Rowling
I could hardly wait for following chapters, which arrived in dribs and drabs, and I began to feel for all the world like the young T.B. Macaulay walking from London to meet the Cambridge coach bearing the next installment of Waverley novels. - Vernon Sproxton
No time to see, in broad daylight,Streams full of stars, like skies at night.No time to turn at Beauty's glance,And watch her feet, how they can dance.No time to wait till her mouth canEnrich that smile her eyes began. - W.H. Davies
The world began when I was born and the world is mine to win
After several minutes of utterly dull conversation I began to think of her not as a woman but as a human, then not as a human but as an animal, then not as an animal but as a source of high-grade protein.
We do not know how life began. - Tracy I. Storer
The vision may be the destination but the journey began with a past which will stay connected whatever the sages may say against it - there is always a hyperlink. - Amit Abraham
Just as you began to feel that you could make good use of time, there was no time left to you. - Lisa Alther
The greatest impact of the Darwinian revolution...was that it completed the liberation from superstition and fear that began in the physical sciences a few centuries before. Man, too, is a natural phenomenon. [in "The evolutionary concept of man", 1972, p. 35.] - George Gaylord Simpson
There were differences between memories and dreams. He had only dreams of things he had wanted to do, while Lespere had memories of things done and accomplished. And this knowledge began to pull Hollis apart, with a slow, quivering precision. - Ray Bradbury
The most self confident aces began to wonder when their turn would come.. Faced by the empty chairs of men you had laughed and joked with at lunch. And, miraculously, you were still there. Until tomorrow.. - Cecil Lewis
g*d wept, but that mattered little to an unbelieving age ... for there began to rise in America in 1876 a new capitalism & a new enslavement of labor" --w.e.b. dubois - Debois
The self-help movement that began in the latter half of the twentieth century suffers particularly from this flaw, for the personal and interpersonal skills it seeks to cultivate are almost always designed to get us more of what we think we want, rather than to bring about a change of heart. - C. Terry Warner
Pain, or pleasure. I could not tell where one ended and the other began. - S.J. Watson
I could say it all began with my mother. - Shannon Celebi
the stars began to burnthrough the sheets of clouds,and there was a new voicewhich you slowlyrecognized as your own - Mary Oliver
We Slovenians are even better misers than you Scottish. You know how Scotland began? One of us Slovenians was spending too much money, so we put him on a boat and he landed in Scotland. - Slavoj Žižek
All great stories began as shitty first drafts.There are no exceptions to this. - M. Kirin
The descent to barbarism had begun with Rotterdam. It ended with Dresden and then with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Whatever moral differences had existed when the war began were erased by its end. The victors had been morally conquered by the enemy. - David McReynolds
Love began everything.Nothing ends till it ends in Love.Once it ends in Love,it is not an end but Beginning of Love. - Ashok Khurana
One day I decided that existing simply did not work for me, and that was when I began to live. - Sai Marie Johnson
Fathers are the future's keepers, as it was in the beginning when the only begotten Son became Father to Man and the Great Circle of Father to Son; Son to Father began. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Around the circle eyes began to glisten as Carol's awe of the Gospel laid bare the shame of those of us whose senses had been dulled to its wonder. - Barbara Hughes
The war began with words, but none of us paid any attention.'- Seka Milanovik - Chris Hedges
Very softly as he nuzzled her, his mouth near her ear, he began to sing: "I'm so happy with you, la, la... - Judith Ivory
When I began to write fiction that I knew would be published as science fiction, [and] part of what I brought to it was the critical knowledge that science fiction was always about the period in which it was written. - William Gibson
He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. - Leo Tolstoy
Physicists explain creation by telling us that the universe began with the Big Bang, an intense energy singularity that continued expanding. But pray, please do explain who created the singularity? - Ashwin Sanghi
The wild places are where we began. When they end, so do we. - David Brower
Sin said, "Lust was never satisfied. She was the largest of the three, and had the loudest, most unforgiving cry. When I tried to give her breast milk, Lust wanted more food in addition, so I began to supplement my breast milk. - Stephen and Tiffany Domena
It began with a hello, and ended in hell. - Anthony Liccione
For the first time in my life I began to realize that it is not evil and brutality, but nearly always weakness, that is to blame for the worst things that happen in this world. - Stefan Zweig
A friendship that can end never really began. - Publilius Syrus
the decisive movement toward corporate capitalism began in 1895-1896. - James Livingston
We Burmese,' he began, 'are experts at looking for what's not there. It's something you should learn to do too. You must look for what's missing and learn how to find the truth in these absences. - Emma Larkin
Sexual intercourse began in nineteen sixty-three (Which was rather late for me) between the end of the Chatterley ban and the Beatles' first LP. - Philip Larkin
what was there when nothing began, what will be there when everything ends? - varun bhat
We are the light that needs no lifting, as long as our flames burn we are interwoven. A whisper within the heart is sufficient, to perpetuate the wave that we began together, beyond the fabric of the time we yet rest upon - Tom Althouse
In the vast reaches of the dry, cold night, thousands of stars were constantly appearing, and their sparkling icicles, loosened at once, began to slip gradually toward the horizon. - Albert Camus
The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying. - Jean Cocteau
Everywhere I looked, hope existed - but only as some kind of green shoot in the midst of struggle. It was a theological concept, not a spiritual practice. Hope, I began to realize, was not a state of life. It was at best a gift of life. - Joan D. Chittister
The commendable efforts of preachers to Europe is that people began to understand that wealth and success is not a matter of luck. - Sunday Adelaja
Just as Christian came up to the Cross, his burden loosed from off his shoulders, fell from off his back, and began to tumble down the hill, and so it continued to do till it came to the mouth of the sepulchre. There it fell in, and I saw it no more! - John Bunyan
It was not the sorrow of the world that broke the heart of Christ, but its wickedness. He was equal to its sorrow ... He began by being the world's healer. But what broke him was its sin. - P.T. Forsyth
As jealousy entered, trust left... and their dream of a relationship began to wither into a nightmare... a nightmare in which love just wasn't enough. - Steve Maraboli
Her half-closed eyes were moist and tremulous and languid with desire. I began to drink love from them with thirsty kisses; which revived her spirits a litle. - Apuleius
What I have done is to show that it is possible for the way the universe began to be determined by the laws of science. In that case, it would not be necessary to appeal to God to decide how the universe began. This doesn't prove that there is no God, only that God is not necessary. - Stephen Hawking
Without doubt one always looks more carefully at what one believes must be seen by many than at what one does only for oneself, and often the things that have seemed to me to be true when I began to concieve them have appeared false to me when I wanted to put them on paper. - Rene Descartes
Things began happening with odd synchronicity, as if the universe itself was conspiring on behalf of their love story. - John Mark Green
Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man. - Maria Goeppert Mayer
The desert, when the sun comes up...I couldn't tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began. - Tom Hanks
In a way, she became the sand to my hourglass... she made watching that trickling sand a little more bearable. I no longer worried about what would happen when the sand ran out. I began to see the spark each grain held as it fell. - Hubert Martin
I began missing you even before we met. - Kamand Kojouri
When my mother died and left me all alone, I began to realize that some things, like being loved, were more important than one's image, money, and accomplishments. - J. Matthew Nespoli
I was born Katie O’Reilly, she began. Poor Irish, but proud of it. I boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger with nothing more than the clothes on my back. And the law at my heels. Titanic Rhapsody - Jina Bacarr
Something is wrong here: sex has been with us since the human race began its existence, yet I would estimate that 90 percent of human beings still suffer enormous inhibitions in this area. - Xaviera Hollander
Christianity today is so subnormal that if any Christian began to act like a normal New Testament Christian, he would be considered abnormal - Leonard Ravenhill
All love began with a tingling in the heart and a beautiful small smile. - Debasish Mridha
All my biggest failures began with the smallest compromises. - Jori Sams
1 Corinthians 2:7 (CEB)We talk about God's Wisdom, which has been hidden as a secret. God determined this wisdom in advance, before time began for our glory. - Anonymous
Why do more than 40 percent of Americans think that the Universe began after the domestication of the dog? - Lalla Ward
Freedom began on the day the first sheep wandered away from the herd. - Marty Rubin
man and dog in rainThis too will pass,and I shall be a better man,said Adam, whenever a storm began. - Preeti Bhonsle
Every invention began as an imagination. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
No man who was not a true gentleman at heart, ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner. - Charles Dickens
Life’s journey can never end; it only just began. - Debasish Mridha
I began to write because of love. I wrote to understand what I felt and what I knew. - Kamand Kojouri
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