began quotes

In 1937, I began, like Lazarus, the impossible return.Whittaker Chambers

I auditioned for a solo in church and got it. I was about seven and I sang a song called, 'Jesus, I Heard You Had a Big House' and I remember people standing up at the end and me thinking, 'Oh, I think I'm going to like this.' That's how it all began. Sounds funny to say you got your start in church, but I did.Kristin Chenoweth

I was 7 years old when the '80s began and 17 years old when they ended, so it was an incredibly formative decade for me.Ernest Cline

When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch.Ty Cobb

Writers always say, 'I always knew I wanted to be a writer; when I was a three-month-old foetus a pen formed in my hand and I began to scratch my first story on the inside of my mother's womb.' I started later, in my early twenties.Harlan Coben

The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.Jean Cocteau

You would go mad if you began to speculate about the impact your novel might have while you were still writing it.Jonathan Coe

When the women's movement began, it was a middle-class phenomenon. Certainly, black women had other stuff to think about in the '60s besides a women's movement. Working-class women were slow to get into it.Gail Collins

The first is that instead of writing a sequel, which is what most people do, this is in fact a prequel. Although we didn't know that when we began the process.James Collins

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago, during and immediately after World War II.Barry Commoner

I started to draw desert islands. They were just rough, shapes in the middle of the page. Then I began drawing shapes within those shapes and I was amazed how quickly the islands got better. It took off from there.Billy Connolly

My retirement, back in 1976, began as a one-year boycott to challenge the media on that question. I refused to return until the media, and radio stations in particular, got a hold on identifiably Canadian songs.Stompin' Tom Connors

Therefore, having obtained the opportunity from these sources, I too began to consider the mobility of the earth.Nicolaus Copernicus

The short film project I just finished for W Hotels and Intel, I didn't have my script finished until a few days before we began filming. We edited it very quickly and now it's up online. It was great to conceive an idea and have it premiere just a few weeks later, compared to a feature, which takes a year or more.Roman Coppola

My fellow students there were very smart, but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed to put a lot of effort into their school work. By the end of my first semester there, I began to get into that habit as well.Eric Allin Cornell

Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood, doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.Alex Cox

Through the wholesale destruction of the representatives of a class that from the beginning of history had been the directing and creative force in civilization, a process began which was almost mechanical.Ralph Adams Cram

My real education began when I entered the University of Chicago in September 1951 as a graduate student.James Cronin

I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed the president himself would be killed by it.John Dean

This is how it has been since time began: If you want to make something really worthwhile and true, then you have to suffer for it.Iris Dement