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Getting First Place Quotes


"But I also realize that winning doesn't always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself." - Meb Keflezighi

"Staying in touch with contacts is as important as getting them in the first place." - Harvey Mackay

"It's easier to apologize afterwards than getting something allowed in the first place." - Clifford Stoll

"Some part of getting a second chance is taking responsibility for the mess you made in the first place." - Jack Bauer

"Getting fired is nature's way to telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place." - Hal Lancaster

"That's Washington. That's the place where you find people getting ready to jump out of the foxholes before the first shot is fired." - George W Bush

"The twentieth century was about getting around. The twenty-first century will be about staying in a place worth staying in." - James Howard Kunstler

"Being a winner is more than getting a first place trophy, it is acting like the effort was an honour and the trophy is just a decoration." - Bryan Mosley

"If things weren't messy, or getting messy, there would be no discontent, and you wouldn't need productive thinking in the first place." - Tim Hurson

"I don't think I picked up the guitar in the first place as a way of getting women. There are probably better ways of doing it." - James Blunt

"I did the whole struggling actor thing and lucked into being in the right place at the right time and getting involved in the first 'High School Musical.'" - Drew Seeley

"I cried every day of first grade. In class. Which meant I ended up getting comfortable emoting in a place where it wasn't the norm." - Jesse Eisenberg

"People are always looking at their phones and computer. It's the first place people turn in the morning and where everyone's keeping in touch and getting their news." - Theophilus London

"Doing a job badly and then getting someone in to sort it out can be much more expensive than getting someone in to do the job properly in the first place." - Sarah Beeny

"Speaking of New York as a traveller I have two faults to find with it. In the first place there is nothing to see; and in the second place there is no mode of getting about to see anything." - Anthony Trollope

"I don't recall getting a first guitar." - Ronnie Montrose

"Letting yourself simply experience your difficulties without getting caught up in thoughts about how much you dislike them and in wishes that you didn't have to deal with them in the first place will change your experience of difficulties." - John Daishin Buksbazen

"One reason why I started fighting was because of my family, and with that, you gotta pay the bills, but I enjoy beating people up in the first place, so it plays hand in hand. Beating up, and getting money!" - Houston Alexander

"USA Today doesn't like my tone, humor, sarcasm, etc. etc., which raises the intriguing question of why they hired me to write for them in the first place. Perhaps they thought they were getting Catherine Coulter." - Ann Coulter

"Getting to a place of comfort can be uncomfortable." - Marcus Samuelsson

"Second place is just the first place loser." - Dale Earnhardt

"Second place is really the first loser." - George Steinbrenner

"Second place is the first loser." - Dennis Anderson

"How imperceptibly the first springing takes place!" - Henry David Thoreau

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

"I honestly don't know where the high voice thing came from in the first place. Why do people have high voices? Emotional problems? What is that? It could easily be that. And now I'm getting more normal, and my voice is getting deeper." - Leslie Mann

"In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right." - Ellen Goodman

"Getting lost in her loving is your first mistake." - Gordon Lightfoot

"The first problem of communication is getting people's attention." - Chip Heath

"It's incredible. Nine? Wow. I just remember winning my first one, getting the medal and the plate, the pin with the diamond for first place. My ninth title, I have no answer for that because I never thought it would be possible." - Michelle Kwan

"If I want to stop a research program I can always do it by getting a few experts to sit in on the subject, because they know right away that it was a fool thing to try in the first place." - Charles Kettering

"We[with Jordan Peele] wanted to do something with [Barack] Obama because we actually felt that Obama was kind of responsible for us even getting a show in the first place because there's this biracial person who might, you know, have to ride the divide between two different races." - Keegan-Michael Key

"So how do Latinos feel if there's a big investment just in the African American community, and they're looking around and saying, "We're poor as well. What kind of help are we getting?" Or Asian Americans who say, "Look, I'm a first-generation immigrant, and clearly I didn't have anything to do with what was taking place."" - Barack Obama

"For most of us, fanfiction is a non-issue. Even for midlist writers. We will never be popular enough for people to play in our worlds with any frequency. The problem for us is getting people to read and care about our books that much in the first place." - Catherynne M Valente

"I'm really into antiques. But really into it because of my father, who got me into them in the first place. He's an interior designer and he's really into going to antique shows and getting up really early on Sundays and driving out to these weird little towns north of Hamilton." - Kathleen Robertson

"First of all, in the old days, if you wanted to show someone getting shot on film, all you could do was place an effect in the original take. And if you wanted to brighten somebody's face and leave the rest of the room dark, that was a very expensive process." - George A Romero

"Love is why I came here in the first place." - John Denver

"The best sex takes place in the mind first" - Jenna Jameson

"You will always take first place in God's Heart." - Bo Sanchez

"Ants are good citizens: they place group interests first." - Clarence Day

"I never asked to be born in the first place." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Dubai will never settle for anything less than first place." - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

"You will always take first place in God's Heart." - Bo Sanchez

"Ants are good citizens, they place group interests first." - Clarence Day

"A first love always occupies a special place." - Lee Konitz

"Art, in the first place, has to connect with yourself." - Andrew Brown

"Glamour is all about transcending this world and getting to an idealized, perfect place." - Virginia Postrel

"Equal means getting the same thing, at the same time and in the same place." - Thurgood Marshall

"There's a time and a place for getting a smart mouth." - J K Rowling

"The people who are getting rich can't imagine that the world is not a better place." - Arundhati Roy

"I loved getting to Chagrin Falls, being by the falls; what a cute place it is." - Ed Asner

"There are only two places in this league, First Place and No Place." - Tom Seaver

"There are only two places in the league - first place and no place." - Tom Seaver

"The power of getting to know one another is so immense, eclipsed only by first getting to know ourselves." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Getting along with the gang in one place is not any harder than getting along in another. It depends about 98 percent on your own behavior." - Norman Vincent Peale

"the first time you are reconciled to the terrible unfairness of disappointment, you are getting old." - Mary Lee Settle

"Our first priority has to be getting our fiscal house in order." - Bill Huizenga

"The first secret of getting what you want is knowing what you want." - Arthur D. Hlavaty

"After getting the first hundred pounds, it is more easy to get the second." - Benjamin Franklin

"Success Comes Through Rapidly Fixing our Mistakes Rather than Getting Things Right the First Time" - Tim Harford

"Knowing where you are going is the first step to getting there." - Ken Blanchard

"I changed the mindset at Canon by getting people to realize that profits come first," - Fujio Mitarai

"The first step in having any successful war is getting people to fight it." - Fran Lebowitz

"Strangely enough, Kathy Jordan is getting to the net first, which she always does." - Fred Perry

"Revival begins by Christians getting right first and then spills over into the world." - Charles Spurgeon

"Being a smart shopper is the first step to getting rich." - Mark Cuban

"The first step to getting good is admitting that you aren't (yet)." - Seth Godin

"The first step in getting what you want from life-decide what you want." - Ben Stein

"There was even talk at one point of getting Del Shannon to produce our first album." - Ian McCulloch

"A lot of times people hide their quirks when they're first getting to know a person." - Kali Hawk

"Although every writer dreams of getting it right on the first pass, very few succeed." - Richard Rhodes

"Born again?! No, I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time." - Dennis Miller

"I highly recommend getting your career established first and then having children." - Arizona Muse

"Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority." - Tom Hopkins

"I would never discredit anyone that is working their way up on a show like "American Idol". I think they work so hard overcoming all of the obstacles to get on the show in the first place and then every week they are judged in front of all of America. I give them complete credit for getting up on stage. I think they deserve all the success that they get." - Mandy Moore

"They have removed the struggle to find anything. And therefore there is no genuine sense of discovery. Struggle is the first thing we know getting along the birth canal, out in the world. It's pretty basic. Book store owners and record store owners used to be oracles, in that way; you'd go in this dusty old place and they might point you toward something that would change your life. All that's gone." - Tom Waits

"It's Simon. He's missing." "Ah," said Magnus, delicately, "missing what, exactly?" "Missing," Jace repeated, "as in gone, absent, notable for his lack of presence, disappeared." "Maybe he's gone and hidden under something," Magnus suggested. "It can't be easy getting used to being a rat, especially for someone so dim-witted in the first place." "Simon's not dim-witted," Clary protested angrily. "It's true," Jace agreed. "He just looks dim-witted. Really his intelligence is quite average." - Cassandra Clare

"I will tell you that Hillary [Clinton] will tell you to go to her website and read all about how to defeat ISIS, which she could have defeated by never having it, you know, get going in the first place. Right now, it's getting tougher and tougher to defeat them, because they're in more and more places, more and more states, more and more nations." - Donald Trump

"If someone does learn about the world from reading a novel of mine, that makes me very happy. It's probably not what brings me into the novel in the first place - I usually am pulled in by some big question about the world and human nature that I'm not going to resolve in the course of the novel. But I'm very devoted to getting my facts straight." - Barbara Kingsolver

"It's more about the stuff you think about when you're getting from place to place on a bicycle than it is about actually riding the bicycle." - David Byrne

"I know I'm getting something out of it (counseling), Pat is getting something, even my daughter is getting something out of it. We don't like coming, but it is really helping, and it gives us some place to go together." - Jack P. Shepherd

"Getting lost in a place like this you can almost guarantee that you aren't going to make it out here." - Joe Teti

"Wherever illiteracy is a problem, it's as fundamental a problem as getting enough to eat or a place to sleep." - Northrop Frye

"Reconnecting to the animal means getting to a more sensitive, more artful and more humorous place in the psyche." - James Hillman

"It's a blue-collar city [Manchester] that's transitioning into a white collar place and people are getting priced out." - Bill Burr

"A baseball park is the one place where a man's wife doesn't mind his getting excited over somebody else's curves." - Brendan Francis

"I've had confidence in myself all along. It was just a matter of getting the pieces back in place." - Dale Earnhardt

"We support each other in the Coppola family. We love the idea of everyone getting his place in the sun." - Francis Ford Coppola

"In love, somehow, a man's heart is always either exceeding the speed limit, or getting parked in the wrong place." - Helen Rowland

"Working on the franchise and getting direction from George Lucas - it's something that I never thought would take place." - Samuel Witwer

"The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive." - W C Fields

"I'm focused on getting to a place where we can prove that journalism can make good money on the web." - Kara Swisher

"The characteristic place to find Christians is among their enemies. The first place to look for Christ is in Hell." - William Stringfellow

"I guess the first time I played around Washington, D.C. was at a place called The Famous. That was the first place I played, I believe." - Ralph Stanley

"It's fashionable for modern actors to talk about getting 'inside' a character. But you can't get to the inside without getting the outside right first." - Charlton Heston

"I'm really looking forward to getting back and winning some matches but I'm not thinking about the U.S. Open yet, just getting through my first match." - Greg Rusedski

"The Holy Spirit is profoundly committed to restoring the first commandment to first place in our lives." - Bob Sorge

"You said you knew the perfect place to run to. A place that was empty of people, and buildings, and far, far away. A place covered in blood-red earth and sleeping life. A place longing to come alive again. It's a place for disappearing, you'd said, a place for getting lost... and for getting found. I'll take you there, you'd said. And I could say that I agreed." - Lucy Christopher

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one." - Mark Twain

"A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place." - Michael Douglas

"Culture requires in the first place a certain balance of material and spiritual values." - Johan Huizinga

"My dad taught us that there's no greater distance than that between first and second place." - Janet Jackson

"Giving money effectively is almost as hard as earning it in the first place." - Bill Gates

"If I ever leave this place- I'll make sure I'm better HERE first." - Markus Zusak

"The table is the only place where we do not get weary during the first hour." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

"Unless degree is preserved, the first place is safe for no one." - Publilius Syrus

"The man who first gave history a recognized place in science was an ancient historian." - James H. Breasted

"I'm sad about this, but we shouldn't have been married in the first place." - Nicolas Cage

"Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics." - Godfrey Harold Hardy

"You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person." - Alec Waugh

"Ask for the impossible, then settle instead for what you really wanted in the first place." - Rachel Vincent

"I've learned that you don't have to win first place to win." - Kim Zmeskal

"Forgiveness. It is beneficial to forgive but better not to condemn in the first place." - Ian Gardner

"Christ demands first place. There's no room on the throne of your heart for two gods." - Billy Graham

"To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi." - William Faulkner

"Coming in second place just means you were the first person to lose...." - Jeff Hawkins

"But common sense has no place in first love and never has." - Mitch Albom

"Sanity? Sorry, but I don't remember having such a useless thing in the first place." - Tite Kubo

"Our first journey is to find that special place for us." - Earl Nightingale

"Georgie, stop trying to resurrect the shoes. They were never alive in the first place." - Ilona Andrews

"I've always thought that a feeling which changes never existed in the first place." - Ayn Rand

"Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people's interests first." - Bob Burg

"He hadn't lost Grace. Because she'd never been his to lose in the first place." - Alexandra Potter

"We become sad in the first place because we have nothing stirring to do." - Herman Melville

"Dogs love company. They place it first on their short list of needs." - J. R. Ackerley

"Mathematical physics is in the first place physics and it could not exist without experimental investigations." - Peter Debye

"I have killed no men, that, in the first place, didn't deserve killing" - Mickey Cohen

"The cheapest energy is the energy you don't use in the first place." - Sheryl Crow

"Don't be afraid of failure, be afraid of not trying in the first place." - Marie Forleo

"First, the human mind should be harmonized, then the harmony of Nature will spontaneously take place." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"I can never remember things I didn't understand in the first place." - Amy Tan

"To wake for the first time in a new place can be like another birth." - Rumer Godden

"Loss; is the returning of what never actually belonged to us in the first place." - Yasmin Mogahed

"Love yourself first and the rest of your life will fall into place." - Lucille Ball

"If mothers ruled the world, there wouldn't be any God-damned wars in the first place!" - Sally Field

"Punk is dead to anyone who didn't get it in the first place" - Billie Joe Armstrong

"You can't plan for everything or you never get started in the first place." - Jim Butcher

"Forgiveness belongs to those who know how to love in the first place." - Deepak Chopra

"He who laughs last didn't get it in the first place." - Rodney Dangerfield

"A Mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place." - Amy Tan

"You can't reason someone out of something that they weren't reasoned into in the first place." - Mark Twain

"If mothers ruled the world, there would' be any God-damned wars in the first place!" - Sally Field

"A first-place team? You're always excited to become a part of that." - Justin Morneau

"Teenagers are obviously God's punishment for having sex in the first place." - Kathy Lette

"Respect, brotherhood - the family comes first, and everything else falls in place after that." - Jadakiss

"Rush Limbaugh is saying he never took Trump seriously in the first place." - Steve Kornacki

"We wouldn't need any job training centers if our education was working in the first place." - Rush Limbaugh

"To make one people better than the other would be ungodly in the first place." - John Henrik Clarke

"The healing of ourselves as healers has to take place first" - Marion Woodman

"We would not have to forgive people if we didn't judge them in the first place." - Barry Neil Kaufman



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