Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being.— Steven Biko
Astonishing Starting Out quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
In a theatre it happened that a fire started off stage.
The clown came out to tell the audience. They thought it was a joke and applauded. He told them again, and they became still more hilarious. This is the way, I suppose, that the world will be destroyed-amid the universal hilarity of wits and wags who think it is all a joke.
When I'd get tired and want to stop, I'd wonder what my next opponent was doing.
I'd wonder if he was still working out. I'd tried to visualize him. When I could see him working, I'd start pushing myself. When I could see him in the shower, I'd push myself harder.
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
Choose your self-presentations carefully, for what starts out as a mask may become your face.
I didn't follow the policies of those already in the business.
If I had, I would never have made a go of it. Instead, I started out with the determination to make a better nickel chocolate bar than any of my competitors made, and I did so.
What we find is that if you have a goal that is very, very far out, and you approach it in little steps, you start to get there faster. Your mind opens up to the possibilities.
When you start seeing your worth, you'll find it harder to stay around people who don't.
We need to send our words out in the direction we want them to go.
In other words, we need to start talking victory when we’re staring at defeat. We need to start talking healing when we’re feeling sick. We need to start blessing and prosperity when we don’t have anything. We need to speak about marching when we feel like quitting.
Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can't miss.
When I started, they told me I only needed 3 chords and the truth.
.. It turned out I could manage with 2 and some vague ideas.
Be willing to walk alone. Many who started with you won't finish with you.
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
This is the greatest thing about sports - you play to win the game.
Hello? You don't play to just play it. When you start telling me it doesn't matter, then retire, get out, because it matters.
I've learned over the years that if you start thinking about the race, it stresses you out a little bit. I just try to relax and think about video games, what I'm gonna do after the race, what I'm gonna do just to chill. Stuff like that to relax a little before the race.
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.
If the devil starts bringing up your past it's because he's running out of new material!
I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of the same.
The drawings don't start with 'a beautiful mark'.
It has to be a mark of something out there in the world. It doesn't have to be an accurate drawing, but it has to stand for an observation, not something that is abstract, like an emotion.
Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right.
You can map out a light plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you're down to the reflexes you developed in training. That's where roadwork shows - the training you did in the dark of the mornin' will show when you're under the bright lights.
True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar.
It comes to see that a system that produces beggars needs to be repaved. We are called to be the Good Samaritan, but after you lift so many people out of the ditch you start to ask, maybe the whole road to Jericho needs to be repaved.
You're sincere, but in order not to upset your views you avoid talking with people who think differently. You pick your thoughts from conversations with people like yourself, from books written by people like yourself. In physics they call it resonance. You start out with modest opinions, but they match and build each other up to a scale.
When you give up remember why you started.
That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station.
Don't let your thoughts run away with you, don't start planning to bail out because you're worried about the future and how much you can take. Don't look ahead to the pain. Just get through the day.
I like to look like a person. It drives me crazy when you see women in movies playing teachers, and they have biceps. It totally takes me out of the movie. I start thinking, Wow, that actress playing this part really looks great!
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new strategy.
Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty.
But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.
I still prefer the bebop of the '40s.
The very stuff I started out with is still the best to me. I have come full circle.
Then, there was Greenpeace, I remember that when they first started out with the boats in the waters, and the guys in the boats between the whales and the boats that will hunting the whales with spear guns.
Strength shows, not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.
I can't imagine being a woman in the world of acting, like where you age starts to weigh you down - you go from being attractive to where they [directors] decided you're out... I feel like with stand-up comedy, it doesn't matter if I've gotten fatter.
Mr. Hitler was big on me. He kept writing and inviting me to come to Germany, and if the war hadn't started when it did, I would have gone and I would have taken a gun out of my purse and shot him, because I am the only person who would not have been searched.
You can start with nothing. And out of nothing, and out of no way, a way will be made.
If you don't start somewhere, you're gonna go nowhere.
I started out Ice skating with Holiday On Ice and just got offered the part of R2 by chance.
I didn't have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.
Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.
Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.
We have a definite but unknown quantity of experience at our disposal.
As soon as the hourglass is turned, the sand will begin to run out and once it starts, it cannot stop until it's all gone.
I mean, when I started out I was billing per hour, like a shrink because you would sit with somebody and work. But most of it, if it's for a live show it's usually a buy-out. A flat fee.
When I was fourteen and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else. So I would go to the club in a polo T-shirt and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls.
We want a story that starts out with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax.
Comfort is everything. You start doing something and you want it to be perfect right away, but most babies are born ugly and then they shake it out and you get beautiful toddlers.