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Earliest Quotes


"My earliest memories are of the civil rights era. My earliest experiences were rage." - Janine Di Giovanni

"The very earliest people who made film were magicians." - Francis Ford Coppola

"The voice that breathed o'er Eden, That earliest wedding day." - John Keble

"The weakest kind of fruit drops earliest to the ground." - William Shakespeare

"Woman, last at the cross, and earliest at the grave." - Eaton Stannard Barrett

"My earliest influences were Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent." - Bella Freud

"My earliest memories are doing commercials and TV." - Jodie Foster

"The earliest you can play Christmas music is on Thanksgiving." - Tinashe

"From my earliest days I had a passion for science." - Joseph Rotblat

"My earliest influences were things I heard in my household." - Boz Scaggs

"From my earliest days, I was fascinated by science." - George E Brown Jr

"My earliest memories of rap music was mixed with my earliest memories of reggae music. They were big sounds around the way, heavy bass lines, strong messages, definitely." - Nas

"My earliest childhood memory was watching my parents loosen the wheels on my stroller." - Joan Rivers

"The earliest full-length account of a chariot race appears in Book xxiii of the Iliad." - Richard Arnold Epstein

"The earliest desire of succeeding is almost always a prognostic of success." - Stanislaw I Leszczynski

"My earliest poems were a way of talking to somebody. I suppose to myself." - Philip Levine

"Eternal blessings crown my earliest friend, And round his dwelling guardian saints attend." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Johnny's earliest memory of the Farm was filled with snow and the sound of sleigh bells." - Louis Bromfield

"In the earliest ages science was poetry, as in the latter poetry has become science." - James Russell Lowell

"The earliest desire of succeeding is almost always a prognostic of success." - Stanislaw Leszczynski

"One of the earliest lessons I learned was not to read my reviews. Weigh them." - Marion Zimmer Bradley

"My earliest memory was raping the babysitter when I was 5...she was 15." - Eminem

"Eternal blessings crown my earliest friend, And round his dwelling guardian saints attend." - Oliver Goldsmith

"How can there be pride in a contrite heart? Humility is the earliest fruit of religion." - Hosea Ballou

"Madonna's great instinctive intelligence was evident to me from her earliest videos." - Camille Paglia

"Among the earliest forms of human self-awareness was the awareness of being meat." - David Quammen

"Our earliest efforts will be heard with joy by our Heavenly Father, however they are phrased." - Dallin H. Oaks

"The love of dirt is among the earliest of passions, as it is the latest." - Charles Dudley Warner

"My particular passion for Lincoln dates back from my earliest memories of politics." - Barack Obama

"Composition and choreography were always very important to me and I choreographed for my earliest training." - Jack Waters

"What is your sex's earliest, latest care, Your heart's supreme ambition? To be fair." - George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton

"The earliest desire of succeeding is almost always a prognostic of success." - Stanislaw I Leszczynski

"My earliest memory? Trying to use a red jelly bean as lipstick." - Pamela Anderson

"Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds." - John Milton

"My earliest memory is of sitting at Mum's dance school, watching her teach a ballet class." - Sarah Parish

"But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and earliest influence was Mad magazine." - Jerry Zucker

"I wrote my earliest piece for The Sunday Times about being a young wife." - Jilly Cooper

"My earliest childhood memory is watching the sunlight through a jar of amber full of wasps." - Amanda Harlech

"My earliest experiences in meditation were in a context of intensive retreats." - Sharon Salzberg

"Probably the earliest memories for me would be going to restaurants with my family." - Alexander Wang

"Some of our earliest writing, in cuneiform, was about who owes what." - Margaret Atwood

"My earliest memory is aged three, seeing sunlight on water and feeling it was really magical." - Miranda July

"From its earliest days, stem cell research has been important to the people of Wisconsin." - Ron Kind

"I always sensed instinctively from the earliest age that I was being lied to." - Richard Linklater

"My earliest memory is learning to read 'Muffin the Mule' when I was about three." - Mark E Smith

"My earliest memories of country music are the Grand Ole Opry." - Lionel Richie

"My earliest memories are being pinned to a fence with a switchblade." - Quincy Jones

"The earliest form in which romances appear is that of a rude kind of verse." - Thomas Bulfinch

"Horses and mules, and even sail cars, made more rapid progress than did the earliest locomotive." - John Moody

"Give your clients the earliest delivery consistent with quality - whatever the inconvenience to us." - Arthur C Nielsen

"If you look through all the different cultures. Right from the earliest, earliest days with the animistic religions, we have sought to have some kind of explanation for our life, for our being, that is outside of our humanity." - Jane Goodall

"[Shirat ha-Yam ] is one of the earliest, if not the earliest, pieces of Biblical literature that we possess. It is much closer to history than later traditions of the Exodus." - Elie Wiesel

"Some of our earliest codes of ethics in the so-called Western World are little more than a rewriting of the Ten Commandments. Eastern legal constructions likewise arise out of the earliest spiritual traditions and understandings." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Our earliest poets were shamans. Today, as in the earliest times, true shamans are poets of consciousness who know the power of song and story to teach and to heal." - Robert Moss

"In almost all sciences the fundamental knowledge is either found in earliest times or is still being sought." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Transformationally motivated people are the growing edge of a great continuity of souls reaching back to the very earliest times." - Barbara Marx Hubbard

"In a baby's first months, the earliest patterns of intimacy or distrust are forever grooved into his soul." - Nancy Friday

"Long before we discovered mirrors and photographs, our mothers' reflections provided us with the earliest glimpses of our female identity." - Debra Evans

"Centuries roll, customs change, but, ever since the time of the earliest mother, woman yearns to be the soother." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Romance, in its earliest surviving form, was called 'erotika pathemata' by the Greeks - tales of erotic suffering." - Marina Warner

"The pathology of setting a deadline to the earliest articulable date essentially guarantees that the schedule will be missed." - Tom DeMarco

"That earliest shock in one's life which occurs to all of us; which first makes us think." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Nations, as well as man, almost always betray the most prominent features of their future destiny in their earliest years." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"In my earliest memory, my grandfather is bald as a stone and he takes me to see the tigers." - Tea Obreht

"Clearly much that seemed valid seemed so only because he had been taught it from earliest youth." - W Somerset Maugham

"Effective readers, even at their earliest levels, read in five to seven word phrases rather than word by word." - Richard Allington

"One of the earliest religious disappointments in a young girl's life devolves upon her unanswered prayer for a horse." - Phyllis Grissim-Theroux

"From my earliest memory, times of crisis seemed to end up with women in the kitchen preparing food for men." - Barbara Kingsolver

"The earliest voice listened to by the nations in their infancy was the voice of the storyteller." - Agnes Repplier

"My earliest memory is of feeling different. My parents told me that I wasn't like other children." - Billy Corgan

"Eating is our earliest metaphor, preceding our consciousness of gender difference, race, nationality, and language. We eat before we talk." - Margaret Atwood

"Romance, in its earliest surviving form, was called "erotika pathemata" by the Greeks - tales of erotic suffering." - Marina Warner

"Be prepared mentally for some amount of chaos and failure. Waste and frustration often attend the earliest stages." - E O Wilson

"Philosophy, from the earliest times, has made greater claims, and achieved fewer results, than any other branch of learning." - Bertrand Russell

"I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians." - Francis Ford Coppola

"You know what my earliest memories are? Going from one burlesque town to another. My father was in burlesque." - Alan Alda

"My earliest memories are the best. I always try to remember the good times when Daddy was alive." - Jayne Mansfield

"At the earliest drawings of the fractal curve, few clues to the underlying mathematical structure will be seen." - Louis L'Amour

"During the earliest stages of thought, accommodation remains on the surface of physical as well as social experience." - Jean Piaget

"My earliest memories are making little Super 8 films - or watching my brother make stop-motion space spectaculars." - Jonathan Nolan

"Oh! snatched away in beauty's bloom, On thee shall press no ponderous tomb; But on thy turf shall roses rear Their leaves, the earliest of the year." - Lord Byron

"Criticism, though dignified from the earliest ages by the labours of men eminent for knowledge and sagacity, has not yet attained the certainty and stability of science." - Samuel Johnson

"fantasizing is one of the earliest languages in the child's mind. We are in touch with our imagination and dreams before we engage with logic and reason." - Caroline Myss

"My earliest memories are of watching Star Trek and MASH while my parents barbecued chicken in the back yard. I was an American kid, through and through." - Mohsin Hamid

"I think my very earliest stories were all intellectual exercises and I was writing from experiences I had never had about characters who were about an inch deep." - George R R Martin

"Today the traveller on the Nile enters a wonderland at whose gates rise the colossal pyramids of which he has had visions perhaps from earliest childhood." - James H. Breasted

"I think that the very earliest influence was a horror of having to work in a bank or an office, a desire for a free and creative life." - Frank Auerbach

"Whatever a poet writes with enthusiasm and a divine inspiration is very fine. Earliest reference to the madness or divine inspiration of poets." - Democritus

"Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"Oh! snatched away in beauty's bloom, On thee shall press no ponderous tomb; But on thy turf shall roses rear Their leaves, the earliest of the year." - Lord Byron

"All flowers of Spring are not May's own; The crocus cannot often kiss her; The snow-drop, ere she comes, has flown:- The earliest violets always miss her." - Lucy Larcom

"From its earliest beginnings, golf has been a gentleman's game - to be played as much for the sake of the game as for the contest." - Tony Lema

"Proverbs were anterior to boots, and formed the wisdom of the vulgar, and in the earliest ages were the unwritten laws of morality." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Our mother gives us our earliest lessons in love- and its partner, hate. Our father-our "second other"-elaborates on them." - Judith Viorst

"Empathy frequently informs our earliest days with our infants as we try to figure out what they need, how to comfort and satisfy them." - Katherine Ellison

"I have unlearned contempt; it is a sin that is engendered earliest in the soul, and doth beset it like a poison worm feeding on all its beauty." - Nathaniel Parker Willis

"If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat." - Margot Asquith

"From the earliest wars of men to our last heart-breaking worldwide effort, all we could do was kill ourselves. Now we are able to kill the future." - Martha Gellhorn

"One of the earliest lessons I learned as a child was that if you looked away from something, it might not be there when you looked back." - John Edgar Wideman

"...we feel that our honor and safety require that Ft. Sumter should be in our possession at the very earliest moment." - Francis Wilkinson Pickens

"Probably the earliest flyswatters were nothing more than some sort of striking surface attached to the end of a long stick." - Jack Handey

"My earliest memory is of the best Christmas gift ever, a toy train. I remember riding that thing all through our house." - Coco Jones

"I've always been kind of surrounded by music my whole life, so my earliest memories of it were just hearing it in the house." - Jillian Hervey

"There was certainly an old law code which stands behind the earliest form of Deuteronomy. Presumably that is what was lost." - Frank Moore Cross

"Even Jack Kerouac, who famously said, "First thought, best thought," benefited from editing. His earliest works are the most edited, and they're the best of his writing." - K. M. Soehnlein

"Our emotional map is laid down mainly in relationship with our earliest caregiver in the first couple of years of life." - Philippa Perry

"There's the brilliant audacity of youth that poets strike upon in their earliest work sometimes that they never can hit upon again." - Edward Hirsch

"The earliest religious feeling MacAllister could recall was being annoyed at Adam, because it was his fault that girls subsequently had to wear clothes." - Jack Mcdevitt

"Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world." - Karen Hamaker-Zondag

"Our mother gives us our earliest lessons in love - and its partner, hate. Our father - our second other -elaborates on them." - Judith Viorst

"To fair Fidele's grassy tomb Soft maids and village hinds shall bring Each opening sweet of earliest bloom, And rifle all the breathing spring." - William Collins

"Virtually all of the civil laws in all of the world's societies are based on what humanity, in the earliest days, believed to be God's Law." - Neale Donald Walsch

"The earliest instruction was imparted orally, a system still extant in Africa and the Orient. It trains the mind to listen." - Arthur Schomburg

"I have heard it said that the first ingredient of success - the earliest spark in the dreaming youth - if this; dream a great dream." - John A. Appleman

"From my earliest days I have enjoyed an attractive impediment in my speech. I have never permitted the use of the word stammer. I can't say it myself." - Patrick Campbell

"Some of my earliest political feelings were based on the anti-Japanese bubblegum cards I got. There were also Spanish Civil War bubblegum cards. Awful." - Ed Asner

"My earliest memory is making peach cobbler with my grandmother. A wonderful memory. I grew up in a restaurant family - B.B.Q. restaurant." - Rick Bayless

"The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality." - Chris Chocola

"I hate to date myself, but my earliest memories are Flash Gordon. I would love playing Flash Gordon in the neighborhood." - Bruce Davison

"When I was four, we moved to the house on the west side of Chicago where I grew up. My earliest memories are of that first summer." - Hugh Hefner

"When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest." - Henry David Thoreau

"Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages." - Daniel Goleman

"I spent my earliest years in Colwyn Bay in north Wales with my mother and grandmother, while my father was stationed with the RAF in India." - Terry Jones

"My earliest memories are of my father explaining to me the American Dream and how he expected me to do better than he did." - Joe Lhota

"One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other." - Camryn Manheim

"The earliest stories in Genesis were not written to tell primeval history. They were written to tell readers about themselves and about God." - Adam Hamilton

"My earliest memories as a child are listening to Beatles records, and they are a big part of how I've learned to write pop songs." - Christina Perri

"During the earliest stages the child perceives things like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject and is familiar only with his own actions." - Jean Piaget

"From the earliest moments of life, children begin to learn the fundamentals of language. The most powerful influence for effective language development are the verbal interactions with caregivers." - David Perlmutter

"From the day I started to think politically and to develop my own moral values, from my earliest youth, I have been an ardent defender of Israel." - Steven Spielberg

"Any species capable of producing, at this earliest, juvenile stage of its development... the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, cannot be all bad." - Lewis Thomas

"My earliest memories are of watching 'Star Trek' and 'MASH' while my parents barbecued chicken in the back yard. I was an American kid, through and through." - Mohsin Hamid

"I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who did not urge upon his sons, from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the practice of accumulation." - William Graham Sumner

"Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost." - James Thurber

"My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of allowing love to invade and pervade one's life. That can make the miracle happen in reality. Try it." - James Broughton

"Today the traveller on the Nile enters a wonderland at whose gates rise the colossal pyramids of which he has had visions perhaps from earliest childhood." - James Henry Breasted

"With rushing winds and gloomy skies The dark and stubborn Winter dies: Far-off, unseen, Spring faintly cries, Bidding her earliest child arise; March!" - Bayard Taylor

"Some of my earliest work was in comics. I tend to think in pictures and always like to write scenes possessing the dynamic you find in comics." - Michael Moorcock

"Your biggest influences are the earliest ones. When I was young, I was very influenced by the short stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne." - Brad Holland

"The sea is greater than us - it has its rhythm, its art. It comes with our earliest memory, of respiration, breathing in and out." - Patti Smith

"Studies of the people named and described in earliest Christian texts show that, right from the earliest years, they included craftsmen, merchants, and owners of businesses. Of course, there were also slaves and poor among believers. By at least the second century, there were also believers from upper levels of Roman society." - Larry Hurtado

"One of my earliest memories was President [J.F.] Kennedy's funeral. I actually remember sitting on the floor in the living room looking at our black-and-white television and watching the caisson roll by and hearing the clip-clop of the horses. It's actually one of my earliest memories." - Mike Pence

"My earliest drawing is a supposed Carracci. It wasn't very expensive, I guess, because they don't know if it's a real Carracci. But it has all these seals on it of people who've owned it, and one of the great portrait painters of England, Reynolds, had owned it, so that's the earliest." - Ellsworth Kelly

"I was disappointed in Niagara - most people must be disappointed in Niagara. Every American bride is taken there, and the sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life." - Oscar Wilde

"I am sometimes something of a lazy person, so when I end up spending a lot of time using something myself - as I did with Google in the earliest of days, I knew it was a big deal." - Sergey Brin

"History, as it lies at the root of all science, is also the first distinct product of man's spiritual nature, his earliest expression of what may be called thought." - Thomas Carlyle

"From the earliest age on, even as we toy with it, we instinctively know there is something mighty about the truth, that it is an immobile, looming star. We grow to crave it ..." - Amy Krouse Rosenthal

"The Greeks were the first boxers. Pugilism appears to have been one of the earliest distinctions in play and exercise that appeared between the Hellenes and their Asiatic fathers. The unarmed personal encounter was indicative of a sturdier manhood." - John Boyle O'Reilly

"To restore morality we must first recognize the source from which all morality springs. From our earliest history in 1776 when we were declared to be the United States of America, our forefathers recognized the sovereignty of God." - Roy Moore

"Since the earliest period of our life was preverbal, everything depended on emotional interaction. Without someone to reflect our emotions, we had no way of knowing who we were." - John Bradshaw



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