Quotation Explorer - 'Finishing'

Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn. - Leo Tolstoy
Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. - Greg Anderson
In each painting, I think, it’s as if God were giving up on finishing the world. - Yves Bonnefoy
Writing fulfils an insatiable drive. Finishing the story satisfies my thirst. But I must keep drinking until the story quenches a buyer. - Ace Antonio Hall
Finishing work makes you a man, finishing difficult work makes you a hero. - Amit Kalantri
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
The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it. - Ernest Hemingway
She is the crescendo, the final, astonishing work of God. Woman. In one last flourish creation comes to a finish with Eve. She is the Master's finishing touch. - John Eldredge
God doesn't hand you an easy life because you will grow in it. He hands you a dream with hurdles, obstacles, setbacks, battles and challenges because he knows the real you is at the finishing line. - Shannon L. Alder
I was going into shock. The pain wasn’t getting any better, and I thought that I would probably black out before I found out how this was going to end. Just as well—I was never particularly good at finishing things. - Joe Schreiber
the biggest reward of a lifetime is finishing day after day with a smile in you face. - Nuno Rosa
Don't allow others to put a cap on you. Don't simply agree when someone draws your own finishing line. You're the captain of your destiny!!! - Assegid Habtewold
It is not because of setbacks that most entrepreneurs do not reach the finishing line, but because of a lack of willpower and motivation. - Danny Mekić
Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it. - Truman Capote
A good inclination is but the first rude draught of virtue, but the finishing strokes are from the will, which, if well disposed, will by degrees perfect it, as if all disposed will quickly deface it.
Deadlines are things that we pass through on the way to finishing.
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
Dreams disdain fine lines and finishing touches on landscapes they content themselves with thick but representative brushstrokes. - Machado de Assis
O thy! Thou made me infinite with infinite love.Not by finishing, but by transforming to infinite for infinite joy! - Debasish Mridha
Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend - William Feather
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