Quotation Explorer - 'Finished'

When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. - R. Buckminster Fuller
It's not your painting anymore. It stopped being your painting the moment that you finished it. - Jeff Melvoin
The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know. - Rebecca Beard
God will bring the right person into your life at the right time. Always believe that! If they are not there, God isn't finished yet! - Shannon L. Alder
Grace is all that God is free to do for you, in you, with you and through you only because of the finished work of Jesus Christ. - Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
This assignment could damn well project all the words across my face and the ink stain my hands a gory mess before I finished it. - Jazz Feylynn
If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed. - Ernest Hemingway
Impression I was certain of it. I was just telling myself that, since I was impressed, there had to be some impression in it and what freedom, what ease of workmanship! Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape. - Claude Monet
It's red hot, mate. I hate to think of this sort of book getting in the wrong hands. As soon as I've finished this, I shall recommend they ban it. - Tony Hancock
Travel the world until your Facebook's check ins finished...!!! - M.Rehan Behleem
I just wrote a book. But don't go and buy it yet, because I don't think it's finished. - Lawrence Welk
I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind. - George Bernard Shaw
He is the half part of a blessed man, Left to be finished by such as she; And she a fair divided excellence, Whose fulness of perfection lies in him. - William Shakespeare
Off... my mom is again home, it's really fucked up I can't talk... however I finished watching Limitless the series so now I'm going on "Lie to Me"! - Deyth Banger
All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. - John F. Kennedy
A finished person is a boring person. - Anna Quindlen
War is unlike life. It's a denial of everything you learn life is. And that's why when you get finished with it, you see that if offers no lessons that can't be bettered learned in civilian life. You are exposed to horrors you would sooner forget. - Robert Graff
The past is finished. There is nothing to b gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know. - Rebecca Beard
All great writers share one thing in common:They finished their books. - M. Kirin
No book can ever be finished. While working on it we learn just enough to find it immature the moment we turn away from it - Karl R. Popper
I finished the [blog] post reflecting on the fact that, despite all the changes in my life, maybe I wasn't so different after all. If I typed it, maybe I could believe it, too. - Stephanie Nielson
Poems are never finished - just abandoned - Paul Valéry
Growing up, I have discovered over time, is rather like housework: never finished. - Lois McMaster Bujold
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts. - Richard Feynman
Prepare yourself for some bad news: Ronald Reagan’s library just burned down. Both books were destroyed. But the real horror: He hadn’t finished coloring either one of them. - Gore Vidal
Your youth is certainly finished and old age has definitely arrived if you feel that you are losing enthusiasm, excitement and energy towards your dreams and goals. - Amit Kalantri
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't. - Richard Bach
The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes. - Dave Barry
One I love is taken from me, we will never walk together over the fields of earth, never hear the birds in the morning. Oh, how I have lived with you and loved you, and now you are gone away. Gone where I cannot follow, until I have finished all my days. - Victoria Hanley
The problem with doing nothing is that you never know when you're finished. - Nelson DeMille
Holiness is God's "special gift" to His people who believe in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross. Holiness is the everyday work of the Holy Spirit in the heart and life of believers. - Pazaria Smith
You need two things to write a great book: imagination and inclination. Without one, your book will be boring; without the other, your book won't get finished at all. - Ellie Firestone
When you've found your inner artist, suddenly nothing is ever finished - Damond Jiniya
So, what is my story? I don't know. It's long and twisted and not quite finished yet. - Caitlyn Paige
Just finished [Capitalist in North Korea]—fascinating! What an experience. Wow." —Justin Rohrlich, Emmy Award Winner, Head Writer, Minyanville's World In Review - Felix Abt
Do anything totally and it is finished; you will not carry a psychological memory of it. Do anything incompletely and it hangs with you. - Osho
A classic is a book that has never finished what it wants to say. - Italo Calvino
A poem is never finished, only abandoned. - Paul Valery
My new album that I'm creating, which is finished pretty much, was written with this new instinctual energy that I've developed getting to know my fans. They protect me, so now it's my destiny to protect them. - Lady Gaga
I wasn’t finished with you, Pru, he said softly. I had plans.Oh boy. Maybe I had plans, too.Yeah? Closing the gap between them, one of his hands went to her hip, the other slid up her back to anchor her to him. Tell me. Tell me slowly and in great detail. - Jill Shalvis
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. - Thomas Carlyle
It is finished. - Jesus Christ
Sometimes when I'm faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a cook. - Ronald Reagan
As you begin to look deeply into the mystery of your own evolution, in place of good and evil you will find only stories, finished or unfinished. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Exercise feels best after it is finished. - Toni Sorenson
A book is never finished; it's abandoned. - Gene Fowler
My family of friends has kept me alive through lovers who have left, enterprises that have failed, and all too many stories that never got finished. That family has been part of remaking the world for me. - Dorothy Allison
A book is never, ever finished. You simply get to a point where you and your editor are reasonably happy with how it is and you go with that. Left to our own devices, a writer would endlessly fiddle with a book, changing little thing after little thing. - Kimberly Pauley
All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days . . .nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. - John F. Kennedy
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. - Bible
She looked away. Her attitude seemed to suggest that she had finished with him, and would be obliged if somebody would come and sweep him up. - P.G. Wodehouse
A work of art is never finished. It is merely abandoned. - E.M. Forster
When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty........ but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Why is it that beautiful women never seem to have curiosity? Is it because they know they're classical? With classical things the Lord finished the job. Ordinary ugly people know they're deficient and they go on looking for the pieces. - Penelope Gilliatt
Once I finished reading a good book, it gives me a hard time coping up with reality. - Nathalie M. Llanto
Begin -- to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished. - Ausonius
I’m still lonely and it’s a glorification of something I’m not finished with. I don’t want to be distracted from my work by other people, but the absence of it all distracts me from my work and that’s why I run towards the city, to get a little glimpse of it. - Charlotte Eriksson
A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished. - Zsa Zsa Gabor
Cry as much as you want to, but make sure when you're finished, you never cry for the same reason again - Wiz Khalifa
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened and after you are finished reading one you feel that it all happened to you and after which it all belongs to you. - Ernest Hemingway
If you want to treat your book as a child, the finished book should be an adult, capable to stand on its own legs and able to weather the thunder. Not a baby that still needs to be defended. - Martyn V. Halm
art is never finished, only abandoned - Leonardo da Vinci
A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life. - Reverend Edward A. Malloy
Each painting has its own way of evolving...When the painting is finished, the subject reaveals itself. - William Baziotes
The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore. - Rosita Forbes
The LAW points you to self-efforts. GRACE points you to the finished work of Jesus Christ. - John Paul Warren
The journey is the mystery…the destination the answer. If you don’t have a happy ending yet, you have not finished reading the right book. - Shannon L. Alder
Nothing is pending in the world…nothing is finished, yet nothing is unresolved…Everything is filled to the brim. - Carlos Castaneda
When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.
A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished. - Zsa Zsa Gabor
This sheaf of paper with gaudy cover glued to the spine is not the book. The book is not an object on the table, it is an event in the readers mind.... The book, therefore is only finished when someone reads it. - Lois McMaster Bujold
You have to take an interest in something in life, I told myself. I wondered what could interest me, after I was finished with love. I could take a course in wine tasting, maybe , or start collecting model aeroplanes - Michel Houellebecq
I suppose no matter what I'm drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mind about it. A work of art (even cartoon art)is never really finished; it is abandoned. - Brooke McEldowney
In the end, I decide that the mark we've left on each other is the color and shape of love. That the unfinished business between us. Because love, love is never finished. It circles and circles, the memories out of order and not always complete. - Sara Zarr
...the passage of time, which transformed the volatile present into that finished, unalterable painting called the past, a canvas man always executed blindly, with erratic brushstrokes that only made sense when one stepped far enough away from it to be able to admire it as a whole. -pg. 19 - Félix J. Palma
As long as there is Fear, Faith is not to be found.Believe the finished work of Christ. Rise Up to Faith! - Pazaria Smith
Always maintain the attitude of a student. When a person thinks they have finished learning, that is when bitterness and disappointment can set in, as that person will wake up everyday wondering when someone is going to throw a parade in their honour for being so smart. - Nick Offerman
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening. - Dorothy Sarnoff
Finished crap can be edited. Unfinished greatness languishes forever. The only bad writing is the thing you didn't write! - Margarita Gakis
Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you've finished just to stay near it. - Markus Zusak
It is difficult for me to commit to an manuscript. Once, I get finished writing it. I get this feeling of adrenaline, and satisfaction. This is when the amusement begins, for the writer's side of me. - Mary Sage Nguyen
How to Draw a Picture (XII)Know when you're finished, and when you are, put your pencil or your paintbrush down. All the rest is only life. - Stephen King
The best game ever played was in Monday 3/21/2016, 2 games were played for 40 minutes class sport and in both I win and I and my friend we were going on the 3 game, but unfortunately we didn't finished it. But from here it can be see that I'm the winner! - Deyth Banger
Just finished [Capitalist in North Korea]—fascinating! What an experience. Wow. - Justin Rohrlich Emmy Award Winner Head Writer Minyanville's World In Review
Doing nothing is very hard to do ... you never know when you're finished. - Leslie Nielsen
Never accept yourself as a finished product. Be a finished product when you die. As long as you have breath in your lungs, expand yourself. - Brandi L. Bates
Running in the relay of life sometimes makes me notice that faith takes over the baton when reason finished its part. - Hasse Jerner
Remember the days when you let your child have some chocolate if he finished his cereal? Now, chocolate is one of the cereals. - Robert Orben
Everything stinks till it’s finished. - Dr. Seuss
It's as hard to get from almost finished to finished as to get from beginning to almost done. - Elinor Fuchs
The past is not complete until you are finished with it. - donnie harold harris
Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished. - Neil Gaiman
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