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The first 20 stories written about a public figure set the tone for the next 2,000 and it is almost impossible to reverse it.
~By Charles W. Colson ~


For the first time in my life, I want the right to get married. I've met somebody who meets the criteria of what I've always imagined in and wanted from a partner - someone to marry and to bring children into the world with.
~By Kyan Douglas ~


The first, or theoretic branch, that which explains the nature, production, and distribution of wealth, will be found to rest on a very few general propositions, which are the result of observation, or consciousness.
~By Nassau William Senior ~


An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
~By George Catlin ~


We are regarded as a Third World country with First World living conditions.
~By Pauline Hanson ~


I discovered freedom for the first time in England.
~By Emperor Hirohito ~


What can I say about the First World War, a war in which I served as an infantryman, a war I hated at the start and to which I never warmed as it proceeded?
~By George Grosz ~


Do whatever you will, but first be such as are able to will.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?
~By Erma Bombeck ~


So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative.
~By Robert Barclay ~


If you look at my last songs and first short stories, there is a real connection between them.
~By Kazuo Ishiguro ~


The first step to stringing the boss up from a lamppost is saying the boss is a moron.
~By Ted Rall ~


We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
~By Plato ~


A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
~By Anthony Hecht ~


The first comedy screenplay that I wrote was Animal House and I always thought I could and should be a director but no one was about to give me that opportunity on Animal House.
~By Harold Ramis ~


The first thing I see is the obligation to serve peace.
~By Gustav Heinemann ~


The first stage in a technology's advance is that it'll fall below a critical price. After it falls below a critical price, it will tend, if it's successful, to rise above a critical mass, a penetration.
~By Chris Anderson ~


One of the first lessons he or she learns is that in baseball anything, absolutely anything, can happen. Just two days ago as I write this, something happened that had never happened in baseball before.
~By John Thorn ~


I had to have my first kiss in front of, like, a hundred people. I didn't know what to do. So my sisters told me to, like, practice on a pillow, you know? But it didn't kiss me back so I didn't know what to expect.
~By Lacey Chabert ~


Morrissey wrote to me and said, I have a song for you and if we release it as a single, you'll be on the charts for the first time since 1972, I said, what time, where?
~By Nancy Sinatra ~


I think I'm the first man to sit on top of the world.
~By Matthew Henson ~


These are estimates that are done by the experts as to how much they expect we could get from the first lease sale that would take place in ANWR, and the estimate is about $2.5 billion.
~By Gale Norton ~


First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people.
~By Andre Weil ~


I'd like to have the first restaurant that can deliver incredible quality food to your table at your house at any time-right where you live.
~By Paul Prudhomme ~


Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success.
~By Jim Backus ~


The European model is, first, a social and economic system founded on the role of the market, for no computer in the world can process information better than the market.
~By Jacques Delors ~


First, I think the science of monetary economics has clearly gotten better.
~By Martin Feldstein ~


I was 23, and that was my first professional job. Anybody who has curly hair knows you don't want it to be brushed out because it becomes a never-ending tangle.
~By Judy Davis ~


We need to restore the confidence in the country, first of all.
~By Rafik Hariri ~


No matter what vision one has of South Africa, the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism.
~By Joe Slovo ~


The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection.
~By Thomas Bulfinch ~


Everybody has to learn for the first time.
~By Joshua Lederberg ~


I can remember the first face-lift show that came on. I rang up everyone - are you watching? I'm watching.
~By Jennifer Saunders ~


I'm a musician first, a food-lover second, a dirty mouth with feet, and a girl last time I checked.
~By Tori Amos ~


We believe that Lebanon has been the first real experience for all the Arabs.
~By Bashar al-Assad ~


This is the first time in my life I've had hair this short. It's always been down to my waist. I can't hide behind my hair any more.
~By Melissa Joan Hart ~


The first girl you go to bed with is always pretty.
~By Walter Matthau ~


If the first lady is concerned about this Internet cycle, what would she have done during the heyday when there was 12, 13 editions of a paper in one day? What would she have done with that news cycle?
~By Matt Drudge ~


Originally, in the early eighties, the drug hypothesis was among the first which occurred to scientists.
~By Serge Lang ~


To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


In responding to a terrorist attack, there are only two choices - take the fight to the enemy or wait until they hit you again. In my estimation, America chose the first.
~By Kay Granger ~


It is tradition in Ireland that you're given money for your first communion.
~By Roma Downey ~


A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in. It's a very moody key, and also 'A' is the first letter of my name. It just represents the songs through my eyes.
~By Alicia Keys ~


I have had to empty two family homes during the last few years - first, the house that had been my grandmother's since 1923, and then my own country home, which we had lived in for over twenty years.
~By Penelope Lively ~


When I was six years old, my mother died; and then, for the first time, I learned, by the talk around me, that I was a slave.
~By Harriet Ann Jacobs ~


When I first started to get into writing, it was via music. I'd generate ideas for songs that would turn into stories, then they'd turn into novels. I was biased toward music.
~By Irvine Welsh ~


It would absolutely suck if you paid a few bucks for a book only to find that on the first page it said, 'Once upon a time they all lived happily ever after' and the rest of the book was blank.
~By Simon Travaglia ~


I've never had plastic surgery, but if they made a new invention for making people taller, I'd be the first to have the surgery.
~By Alanna Ubach ~


I would even go to Washington, which is saying something for me, just to glimpse Jane Q. Public, being sworn in as the first female president of the United States, while her husband holds the Bible and wears a silly pill box hat and matching coat.
~By Anna Quindlen ~


I do comedy shows. I make fun of myself, first of all.
~By Steve Burton ~


The experiment of the poem is mostly intuitive. I write the first draft, pulling in the various elements that interest me, in the hope that their being combined will lead to some kind of insight.
~By John Barton ~


It was an interesting way to come across in my first big role. To work with Robert DeNiro was very exciting.
~By Illeana Douglas ~


Woo means the ability to entice someone or something to get what you want. My first solo album was called: All the Woo of the Universe, which was titled by George Clinton.
~By Bernie Worrell ~


Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.
~By Jean Baudrillard ~


Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil.
~By Horatio Nelson ~


When I start to write, words have become physical presence. It was to see if I could bring that private world to life that found its first expression through reading. I really dislike the romantic notion of the artist.
~By John McGahern ~


I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do - that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.
~By Diane Arbus ~


Movies are immortal art - the first new art since Greek drama.
~By Eric Johnston ~


First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
~By Douglas Horton ~


I did some products for the Apple II, most notably the first small low cost thermal printer, the Silent Type.
~By Andy Hertzfeld ~


The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.
~By Emil Ludwig ~


Take the veto. Bush is the first president since James Garfield in 1881 not to veto a single bill. Garfield only had six months in office; Bush has had over four years.
~By Jim Cooper ~


My goal was to make first lieutenant. I never spent a lot of time worrying about what came after that.
~By Hugh Shelton ~


It's a wonderful feeling to work in a country where the government's first concern is for its people, for all its people.
~By Ben Linder ~


First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
~By Thomas Kempis ~


The first step toward liberty is to miss liberty; the second, to seek it; the third, to find it.
~By Leopold Zunz ~


Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
~By Lillian Hellman ~


My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
~By George Washington ~


It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect the speech of people with whom we agree. For the First Amendment, that is not good enough. So it is really important that we protect First Amendment rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on.
~By Floyd Abrams ~


So I delegate a lot and I make my family come first, my husband and our kids.
~By Kelly Preston ~


Jude has a very different character. It is not the cradle of Christianity, or of the assembly on earth: it is its decay and its death here below. It does not keep its first estate.
~By John Nelson Darby ~


First have being in your mind. Make real in your mind then bring that being into reality. The genius is he who sees what is not yet and causes it to come to be.
~By Peter Nivio Zarlenga ~


Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs.
~By Jean Cocteau ~


When we have 'second thoughts' about something, our first thoughts don't seem like thoughts at all - just feelings.
~By Sydney J. Harris ~


It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life.
~By Henry Walter Bates ~


Our job as writers and thinkers in the time is how to bring about the occasions that let people have that first-person experience - or the metaphoric experience that allows them to see human continuity as opposed to total threat, total willingness to do violence.
~By Stanley Crouch ~


Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
~By King Solomon ~


Let every man or woman here, if you never hear me again, remember this, that if you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are. He who would be great anywhere must first be great in his own Philadelphia.
~By Kitty O'Neill Collins ~


I certainly wanted to write a book that was honest about New Orleans without explaining it to death, so much so that the first draft contained references absolutely incomprehensible to anyone who hasn't lived here for several years.
~By Poppy Z. Brite ~


My first language is Gaelic.
~By Enya ~


The two designs are completely different. The first is totally futuristic, the second is more classical. You can of course get very excited about doing something completely out of the ordinary, just like the Olympic stadium in its time. But each to his or her own taste.
~By Franz Beckenbauer ~


The Whole Wide World is the first movie I've ever produced.
~By Vincent D'Onofrio ~


I vividly remember the stories my grandfather told me about the carnage of the First World War, which people tend to forget was one of the worst massacres in human history.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


Our coach was absolutely out of his head. He must have read Bear Bryant's book. We had 78 players out. The first day 35 quit. Twenty quit the second day. We ended with 17 players. It was depressing.
~By Merlin Olsen ~


The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.
~By Richard Cecil ~


The philistine provides the best definition of art. Anything that makes him rage is first class.
~By Louis Dudek ~


James Ivory comes close to the actors for the first rehearsal. He more or less lets you direct yourself and then will only correct you if he finds it incorrect.
~By Leslie Caron ~


Growing up in Memphis and listening to all kinds of music and dreaming... So that was one of the first times I wrote a complete song and set it to music and the whole bit. From then on, I was busy with it.
~By William Bell ~


My first job was for a blue jean company as a sitting model. I posed for 15 minutes and made $50. It was 1976.
~By Janice Dickinson ~


In January of 1995, my family and I moved to Seattle. Pearl Jam did the first of their live radio broadcasts, Monkey Wrench Radio, along with many other Seattle musicians.
~By Jack Irons ~


It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house.
~By Warren E. Burger ~


Of course, most people remember that I received the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics competition.
~By Nadia Comaneci ~


First, I'm trying to edit down about 7 hours of material which I made prior to the Cop days and find some way to get it out. This stuff is pretty out there, mostly sonic collages and tape manipulations.
~By Jim Coleman ~


Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
~By Marge Piercy ~


Secure our borders first. Let us know and let us make sure the American people know that we're taking care of the important business of dealing with the illegal immigration into this country. You cannot begin to address the concerns of the people who are already here unless and until you have made certain that no more are coming in behind them.
~By Michael Steele ~


The first week Banks was with us, we knew he was going to be a star.
~By Hank Sauer ~


Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
~By Andrew Carnegie ~


Let me respond with a few points, the first being that all immigrants pay taxes, income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, gasoline taxes, cigarette taxes, every tax when they make a purchase.
~By Luis Gutierrez ~


Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have been at first princes' bastards.
~By Robert Burton ~


I'm not a first-place person.
~By Amy Sedaris ~

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