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As a child I was really into fantasy books with elves and goblins and swords, and I went through a phase for a few years when I was reading endless series. But in the end I became totally fed-up with all these sub-Tolkien rip-offs because they all end up doing the same old things and there's no rigour to it.
At the end of the day, we're just trying to prevent each other from going mad.
If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
George Bernard Shaw
A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.
That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end.
Many have fought for and even lost their lives to end segregation, to win the right to vote. It disappoints me to now have to cajole people to register and to vote.
As the archaeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end.
A small change at the beginning of the design process defines an entirely different product at the end.
Woodworking requires a completely different kind of thinking and problem-solving ability than writing. With writing, you take a set of facts and ideas, and you reason your way forward to a story that pulls them together. With woodworking, you start with an end product in mind, and reason your way backward to the raw wood.
Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.
You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it's all about family.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel... hopefully its not a freight train!
If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later.
If we left the European Union, it would be a one-way ticket, not a return. So we will have time for a proper, reasoned debate. At the end of that debate you, the British people, will decide.
What does the artist do? He draws connections. He ties the invisible threads between things. He dives into history, be it the history of mankind, the geological history of the Earth or the beginning and end of the manifest cosmos.
An asteroid or a supervolcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us.
The Berlin Wall wasn't the only barrier to fall after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Traditional barriers to the flow of money, trade, people and ideas also fell.
A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.
George S. Patton
There is absolutely, 100 percent, a light at the end of the tunnel for anyone who stutters.
Every choice you make has an end result.
People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals.
If you don't know where you're going, you will probably end up somewhere else.
Laurence J. Peter
The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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