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Western concepts of ownership and privatization came in and clashed with that. So land began to be exchanged.Neil Abercrombie

Land began to be seen as something to be owned privately and exploited for private interests, and never was entirely reconciled with the old ideas that land should be utilized in common for the good of all.Neil Abercrombie

When I began going to school and learned to read, I encountered stories of other people and other lands.Chinua Achebe

I began to think, The endowment has had a bad reputation in the last few years, and that's unfair.Jane Alexander

'Aqualung' marks the point at which I had the confidence as a songwriter and as a guitar player to actually pick up and play the guitar and be at the forefront of the band. It's also the album on which I began to address religious issues in my music, and I think that happened simply because the time was right for it.Ian Anderson

At 50, I began to know who I was. It was like waking up to myself.Maya Angelou

People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence.Katharine Anthony

The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.David Antin

I began taking liberties a long time ago; now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules.Michelangelo Antonioni

Never thought acting was something you could make a living at. It wasn't until I was in college, and got a lead in a play, that I began to realize I might just be able to blunder into this profession.Ed Asner

I began writing at the age of 5, but there was a dark period between the ages of 8 and 16 when I didn't write. I started again at 16 and have no idea why, but it was suddenly the only thing I wanted to do.Margaret Atwood

I was the little French boy who grew up hearing people talk of De Gaulle and the Resistance. France against the Nazis! Then when that boy grew up, he began to uncover things. We began to legitimately ask the question, 'What exactly did our parents do during the Occupation?' We discovered it was not the story they were telling us.Jacques Audiard

From the beginning, the series has been story driven - I began with a story idea - but research feeds it.Jean M. Auel

I began playing in the Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships.Tracy Austin

That is, the only reason salvation is necessary is to get us back to the garden. The Pentateuch not only presents where we began but also why we are not there any more, and why and how we need to get back.David Baker

So I really began as a failed poet - although when I first wanted to be a writer, I learned to write prose by reading poetry.Nicholson Baker

I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world.Russell Baker

But obviously as television began, it so undercut movies that he was trying to think of a way to combine seeing these special things, and the fact that people were just captivated by the magic box.Bob Balaban

Maybe I was 7 - I probably am exaggerating a little - and immediately was plunged into the fact that there was an official place to put your fantasies. Up until then I didn't know what I would do with them all. It was very exciting for me, and I began very, very early on.Bob Balaban

I would say that social work began in my mind in the Unitarian Church when I was ten or twelve years old, and I started to do things that I thought would help other people.Roger Nash Baldwin