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When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important. Andrew Shue, actor
  • age

It's always too early to quit. Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman
  • motivational

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change. Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
  • arrogance

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou, poet
  • beauty

I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out. Katherine Dunn, novelist
  • age

I learned early in life that you get places by having the right enemies. John Shelby Spong, clergyman
  • early

Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable. Maya Angelou, poet
  • become

My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil. Paul Getty, businessman
  • early

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher
  • anything

If you learn late, you pass it on to people so they can learn early. It's a step process. Russell Simmons, businessman
  • early

Elvis' early music has drama because as he sang he was escaping limits. Greil Marcus, author
  • drama

Doolittle was a major influence on the Seattle grunge scene, which emerged in the early 1990s. Joey Santiago, musician
  • early

As a child, I didn't know what I didn't have. I'm thankful for the challenges early on in my life because now I have a perspective on the world and kind of know what's important. America Ferrera, actress
  • challenges

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president
  • bad

An unused life is an early death. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
  • death

Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on, and my first stories were all pictures, no words. Wally Lamb, author
  • attention

I am a big believer in early intervention. Temple Grandin, educator
  • believer

The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author
  • best

I love it when people say things to me in public and want to meet me, because I want to meet them! Early on, my manager told me, 'If you want to sell 500,000 records, then go out there and meet 500,000 people.' Taylor Swift, musician
  • early

I love storytelling so for me to get behind a story and get in there early in its infancy and kind of develop it in the early stages was something I really wanted to be a part of. Josh Hutcherson, actor
  • behind

I realised quite early on that, although I wasn't trying to make a career speciality of it, I was playing slightly asexual, sociopathic intellectuals. Benedict Cumberbatch, actor
  • career

I could read at a very early age and I loved stories, losing myself in stories, novels. Heather Donahue, actress
  • age

When is it too late to say it's still early for the Cubs? Try now. Their magic number is 1998, at least until it becomes 1999, but in lieu of a present, they offer you a future. Bob Verdi, journalist
  • becomes

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early. Charles Lamb, critic
  • arrive

I must confess, I was born at a very early age. Groucho Marx, comedian
  • age

They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life. Jane Austen, writer
  • early

From early on, everything I did was calculated to being elected to Congress. Carl Albert, lawyer
  • being

The democratic choice Russian people made in the early 90's is final. Vladimir Putin, statesman
  • choice

Mammograms are really sort of a gift. You can either catch something early or count your lucky stars because nothing was discovered. Either way, you're ahead of the game. Charlotte Ross, actress
  • medical

Something is wrong here, and it's more than easy access to guns or violence on TV. It's about lack of love and attachment to loving people early in life. Rob Reiner, director
  • access

Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words. Gwendolyn Brooks, poet
  • achieve

My first introduction to chemistry came at a quite early age through my mother's elder brother. Geoffrey Wilkinson, scientist
  • age

I remember in the early days when we played six nights a week for a month and I was doing my long drum solo every night. My hands were covered in blisters. John Bonham, musician
  • blisters

I mean, I think in the early days we were pretty... pretty British in our entertainment leads. Graeme Murphy, dancer
  • british

I see the Internet as the next big deal - I wanted to get in on it early on so I wouldn't get behind it all. Bruce Campbell, actor
  • behind

My own early experiences in war led me to suspect the value of discipline, even in that sphere where it is so often regarded as the first essential for success. Herbert Read, poet
  • discipline

When I first got into the rap game, I had an early dream of unifying rappers. Ice T, musician
  • dream

Mary Stewart will always be my goddess. I can pick up one of her early books - one I've read a dozen times - and still slide right into the story. Nora Roberts, author
  • books

I think up until the point when we started in the business, which was in the early '70s, most of the humor was political. The smart humor was political satire. David Zucker, director
  • business

I produced six movies with Amy Robinson since the very early '80s. Griffin Dunne, actor
  • amy

From a very early age I had imbibed the opinion that it was every man's duty to do all that lay in his power to leave his country as good as he had found it. William Cobbett, politician
  • age

As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man. Samuel Richardson, novelist
  • checked

It's risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early. Marcel Achard, playwright
  • come

When we look back, the only things we cherish are those which in some way met our original want; the desire which formed in us in early youth, undirected, and of its own accord. Willa Cather, author
  • accord

I was equally in love with singing and acting from an early age. Minnie Driver, actress
  • acting

In the early days, I often felt that I was taking a math test when we were playing. It was a profound feeling of having to prove myself. Chris Stein,
  • days

What we're seeing early on is Democrats rallying around Al Gore, Republicans rallying around George Bush and the difficulty of anybody else to get any room in the race. Stuart Rothenberg,
  • gore

One of the best lessons I learned early is that not everything in life is about you. It is about service. If you want trips and excessive gifts, then don't get into public service. Sean Hannity, writer
  • best

Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan early cost the world dearly later on. We dare not make the same mistake with China. Steve Forbes, businessman
  • china

Korea's early repayment of the full amount of loans from the IMF is a major milestone. Horst Koehler, statesman
  • amount

I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it. Audrey Hepburn, actress
  • accept

The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well. Barbara Ehrenreich, writer
  • adage

I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office. Andrew Jackson, president
  • corruption

It is very important that our young people have constructive early work experiences. But it is equally important that their jobs are safe and complement their education, rather than complete it. Alexis Herman, public servant
  • complement

When I was in my early 20s, I had my hair permed. Bad idea! It turned into total frizz. My advice to women is, if you have nice hair already, don't get a perm, leave your hair alone! Mariska Hargitay, actress
  • advice

I had a bat mitzvah, was confirmed, went to Jewish summer camp, I go to temple for the High Holy Days. I think, like most people in their early 20s, I kind of strayed away from it. I think once I have a family I'll be back into it. Lizzy Caplan, actress
  • bat

Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to miss out on anything life had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous. Nicole Kidman, actress
  • age

Just think of what Woodrow Wilson stood for: he stood for world government. He wanted an early United Nations, League of Nations. But it was the conservatives, Republicans, that stood up against him. Ron Paul, politician
  • against

The corruption in reporting starts very early. It's like the police reporting on the police. Julian Assange, activist
  • corruption

Men find it difficult because I've got so much energy and hardly sleep at night, only four or five hours. I wake up in the early hours and potter around. Susannah York, actress
  • difficult

I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said 'Happy Birthday' on it. I didn't want to waste it so I just wrote 'Jesus' on it. Demetri Martin, comedian
  • birthday

I'm happiest at home hanging out with the kids... Having a family has been my saving grace because I don't work back to back on anything or I'd drive myself to an early grave with guilt and worry for my family, whom I'd never see. Jude Law, actor
  • anything

From a very early age, I made my decisions based on careers that I admire. The one thing that all the actresses I love have in common is that they have diversity in their careers. Olivia Wilde, actress
  • admire

Someone told me that there's a connection to Superman, that in an early edition of the Green Lantern comics, Tomar Re was the envoy to Krypton. That was fascinating to me. Geoffrey Rush, actor
  • comics

It wasn't being an alcoholic - it was going wild. It happened when I got famous. It was like having my teens in my early thirties: blotting out your life, not having to think about anything. Julie Walters, actress
  • alcoholic

I had a very difficult childhood. I was surrounded by people who had both parents, which made me feel different. Having a bit of a rougher existence early on, it made me appreciate the work ethic that my grandparents instilled in me. George Lopez, comedian
  • appreciate

When I meet people who say - which they do all of the time - 'I must just tell you, my great aunt had cancer of the elbow and the doctors gave her 10 seconds to live, but last I heard she was climbing Mount Everest,' and so forth, I switch off quite early. Christopher Hitchens, author
  • aunt

I had eight brothers and sisters. Every Christmas my younger brother Bobby would wake up extra early and open everybody's presents - everybody's - so by the time the rest of us got up, all the gifts were shredded, ribbons off, torn open and thrown aside. Tommy Hilfiger, designer
  • aside

I seriously started drinking probably when I was about twelve. Kids are doing a lot of stuff very early. David Arquette, actor
  • drinking

After graduating from flares and platforms in the early 1970s, I started drama school wearing a pair of khaki dungarees with one of my Dad's Army shirts, accessorised by a cat's basket doubling as a handbag. Very Lady Gaga. Jenny Eclair, comedian
  • army

I can't stop being in parades. I just love dancing on floats that move really slowly on the city streets in the early morning. Chris Kattan, comedian
  • being

With lower start-up costs and a vastly expanded market for online services, the result is a global economy that for the first time will be fully digitally wired-the dream of every cyber-visionary of the early 1990s, finally delivered, a full generation later. Marc Andreessen, businessman
  • costs

I love the Cowboys in the early 90s. That was their heyday, winning all those Super bowls. Troy Aikman was a person I looked up to. Drew Brees, athlete
  • bowls

Well, with so many space shuttle missions that we've done, I think it's just sort of natural that each one hasn't necessarily gotten the attention that the early ones did. Ellen Ochoa, astronaut
  • attention

I like when guests come over early and we chop veggies and talk and play music. John Stamos, actor
  • chop

Actually William wasn't there for quite a bit of the time initially, he wasn't there for Freshers Week, so it did take a bit of time for us to get to know each other but we did become very close friends from quite early. Kate Middleton, celebrity
  • become

It's always so early in here, before the crossroads, before the irrevocable choices. Thank you for this life! Still I miss the alternatives. The sketches, all of them, want to become real. Tomas Transtromer, writer
  • alternatives

Pitches are like pages of a book; they're so important. The chess game; how I set you up early, and how I'll do it differently later. Al Leiter, athlete
  • book

I do my own analysis on the teams I am refereeing. I will know some of the personalities, the players who could be difficult customers in a scrum situation, the ones I am going to have to really work hard on early in the game to get what I want. Alan Lewis, athlete
  • analysis

You know what I like to do? I love waking up early, making them breakfast, taking them to school, having time in the morning with them. With six kids, it's like a reality show. Allan Houston, athlete
  • breakfast

But marriage goes in waves. You've got to be patient. People bail and give up on their marriages way too early. They just don't put the work and the effort into it. You've got to suck up your ego a lot of times, because that can be a big downfall. Anna Benson, celebrity
  • bail

I feel that we are currently living in a world that is similar to late '50s, early '60s kind of world. Ben Gibbard, musician
  • currently

You see Boris Becker, Mats Wilander, Nadal, Pete Sampras - they were all great when they were young. As a coach, you can see that type of talent at an early age. Brad Gilbert, coach
  • age

I'm never going to be a modern gal. I love colonial. I love early American. I love a big rectangular piece of brown furniture on a hardwood floor. Emily Procter, actress
  • american

Like the 'little emperors' of one-child China, too many Boomers were taught early that the world was made (or saved) for their comfort and enjoyment. They behaved accordingly, with a self-indulgence that was wholly rational, given their situation. Eric Liu, writer
  • accordingly

Often I had to imagine the things I needed. I learned very early to read amidst noise. And so I started writing and drawing at an early age. Gunter Grass, author
  • age

The early part of my career I really struggled, getting turned down again and again. I was in debt, and it was horrible. And then my family hit such highs in their careers, I asked myself what I was thinking going into the same profession. Joely Richardson, actress
  • again

Nothing teaches you like getting leveled. And I got leveled in my early 30s. Nothing went exactly the way I thought it would. Ethan Hawke, actor
  • early

I've changed my life in a lot of ways. I'm a mom, a wife, and a Christian. Some of the things I expressed in my early 20s aren't what I care to express right now. Cheryl James, musician
  • care

Through my attempt to get pregnant through IVF, we sadly found out that I have early stages of breast cancer. It's been a shock. Giuliana Rancic, journalist
  • attempt

There's certainly pressure to find your audience early. You need to paint the picture, but it's tough trying to find the balance between a show that people can tune in on any given week while still grabbing the people who are there every week. Jorge Garcia, actor
  • audience

I guess because I was on the 'Early Show' for so many years, any little victory here is something kind of new for me. Julie Chen, journalist
  • early

I could cook from quite an early age - purely because I liked it. Jamie Oliver, chef
  • age

There's been a lot of coming home in the early mornings after funny nights out, having bizarre sandwiches in bed. Neneh Cherry, musician
  • bed

When we think about online learning, it's such 'early days.' Bill Gates is a wildly smart insightful guy. Yet, even a guy as smart and insightful as that, 30 years ago can say things like,'Who's every going to need more than 640K of memory?' Reed Hastings, businessman
  • bill

Midwestern people stick together. Gee willikers, they work hard. There's no glitz, no glamour. When I was a girl in Duluth, Minnesota, I used to get up early and milk cows, so I know what hard work is. Gena Lee Nolin, actress
  • cows

I just get really defensive as soon as anyone comes near my personal life. I made a decision early on that it's strictly off-limits. No exceptions. Samantha Morton, actress
  • anyone

I think very early on in life we all learn what we're good at and what we're not good at, and we stay where it's safe. Sara Blakely, businesswoman
  • early

Defense spending as a share of the economy dropped significantly during the early 1990s, and that was one of the things, along with other policy changes, that put us back on the path to a balanced budget. Peter Orszag, economist
  • balanced

When Jimmie Johnson goes out early and finishes 35th, as he did Sunday, he can look at the cameras, lament about it being a tough day, and then say, 'We'll just try to get them next week at Darlington.' Kurt Busch, celebrity
  • being

There's an adage that a lot of coaches have, that I completely disagree with, is if you make the Olympic team too early you become complacent. Natalie Coughlin, athlete
  • adage

It's great when people appreciate your work, but I don't know how seriously to take it. The amazing thing is that I found something so early that I can support myself doing, and that can even be extremely lucrative, but I love it either way. Adrien Brody, actor
  • amazing

I learned early on how to treat women by the examples that were set around me. Jared Leto, actor
  • early

I worked regularly from very early on, and some of it was probably a bit premature. Julia Stiles, actress
  • bit

I believe the reason for my early independence is sport, through which I learnt at an early stage to take care of myself and be disciplined. Blanka Vlasic, athlete
  • believe

I like to go to bed early. Jenna Bush, celebrity
  • bed

I think as a guy you need a little bit to be on your own from early on, to start to live your own life, and try to understand what is going on around you, you have to be able to survive. Marat Safin, athlete
  • able

I'd rather get up early and go out and do something than stay up late and screw up my body. Mike Shinoda, musician
  • body

Building a solid foundation in the early years of a child's life will not only help him or her reach their reach their full potential but will also result in better societies as a whole. Novak Djokovic, athlete
  • building

I hit the ball early and move my wrist a lot, so I get bigger angles. Alexandr Dolgopolov, athlete
  • angles

I think I realized early on that my family wasn't like other families. Victoria Gotti, celebrity
  • early

There's a certain urgency that comes from the records of the early 60s before overdubbing and multitracking came into play. Justin Townes Earle, musician
  • came

I grew up in a racially mixed neighborhood. So going over to friends' houses for dinner, their parents listened to Al Green and Luther Ingram. It was something that hit me early on, the feeling that came across. Justin Townes Earle, musician
  • came

Fairly early in my career, I had a passion for wine just as a consumer, and I started to learn about the whole process, starting with a piece of raw ground, and ending up with a work of art in a bottle. Drew Bledsoe, athlete
  • art

Placing too much emphasis on a yes/no diagnosis, meaning you either have a disease or you don't, can lead even the most well-meaning physicians to miss underlying causes and early warning signs of illness. Mark Hyman,
  • causes

There was a scene early on during the first season of Roswell and I broke down crying. Since then, I've always just been able to do it. Shiri Appleby, actress
  • able

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil. J. Paul Getty, businessman
  • success

Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. Marshall McLuhan, philosopher
  • art

College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage. George Gobel, comedian
  • between

Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious. William Feather, author
  • morning

I write to discover what I think. After all, the bars aren't open that early. Daniel J. Boorstin, historian
  • bars

That's called a microphone. It's a big sausage that picks up everything you say - and you're starting early. Prince Charles, royalty
  • big

Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone. John Updike, novelist
  • alone

Loving an old bachelor is always a no-win situation, and you come to terms with that early on, or you go away. Jean Harris, criminal
  • bachelor

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press. Roger Kahn, writer
  • sports

I have been overcome by the beauty and richness of our life together, those early mornings setting out, those evenings gleaming with rivers and lakes below us, still holding the last light. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writer
  • beauty

I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. Marshall McLuhan, philosopher
  • art

The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. Ogden Nash, poet
  • bed

There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life. Thomas Huxley, scientist
  • benefit

When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800, it was provided with no books, which probably accounts for the high quality of early opinions. Robert Jackson, statesman
  • accounts

I don't get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe. Morgan Freeman, actor
  • dental

When David Arquette and I got engaged we started therapy together. I'd heard that the first year of marriage is the hardest, so we decided to work through all that stuff early. Courteney Cox, actress
  • david

Well, I was lucky enough to be involved in about 19 failures at an early age, so I'm realistic about the success I'm having and how quickly it can go away. What's important is to be smart about it. Matthew Perry, actor
  • age

I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer
  • age

In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist
  • almost

In the early sixties, we were strong, we were virulent. John Connally, politician
  • early

Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead. James Thurber, comedian
  • bed

Genius always finds itself a century too early. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • intelligence

A boy cannot begin playing ball too early. I might almost say that while he is still creeping on all fours he should have a bouncing rubber ball. Christy Mathewson, athlete
  • almost

There is no doubt that someone who tries to throw a curve or pitch at any early age before he's developed, before his hand is big enough to grip the ball correctly, will damage his arm. Robin Roberts, athlete
  • age

It gets late early out there. Yogi Berra, athlete
  • early

Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late. Branch Rickey, athlete
  • early

One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian. Mortimer Adler, philosopher
  • champions

We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven. Tryon Edwards, theologian
  • death

In the game of life, it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season. Bill Vaughan, journalist
  • early

It's so warm now, and Thanksgiving came so early - is it just me, or does it not really feel like Ramadan? David Letterman, comedian
  • came

To be a gourmet you must start early, as you must begin riding early to be a good horseman. You must live in France, your father must have been a gourmet. Nothing in life must interest you but your stomach. Ludwig Bemelmans, author
  • begin

My friend James Cameron and I made three films together - True Lies, The Terminator and Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period. Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor
  • cameron

No man goes before his time - unless the boss leaves early. Groucho Marx, comedian
  • boss

Parents - especially step-parents - are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years. Anthony Powell, novelist
  • bit

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