When I buy a new book, I always read the last page first, that way in case I die before I finish, I know how it ends. That, my friend, is a dark side.
No book can ever be finished. While working on it we learn just enough to find it immature the moment we turn away from it
You were saved not by work, but for work. Do it till all is done. By your Inventions, Innovations, Initiatives, Improvements, Involvements, Imaginations, Information, Interventions and Inspirations... Go the extra mile and dare to do it.
Being the first to start or leave does not necessarily mean that you will be the first to finish or arrive. Or that you will finish or arrive.
What matter most is to complete the journey.
My biographers... would like to have my time at the court almost complete before they finish the book. We decided... to flip the order.
If Truman hadn't published 'Answered Prayers' in parts, he'd have had the drive to finish it. The peacocks took it away from him.
Whenever you finish an artwork and the viewer comes and views it, at that moment you've given up control.
I have to finish this book tour of almost 30 cities.
Navient/Sallie Mae treated student loan borrowers unfairly from start to finish.
As with almost every significant aspect of the Bush presidency, its handling of 9/11 was a catastrophe from start to finish.
I think in terms of chapters. Every time I finish a movie, it's a chapter. When one of my kids graduates from school, that's a chapter.
Even if I make a fortune in films, I want to have a diploma so I don't finish life as a little clerk.
When you finish a poem, it clicks shut like the top of a jewel box, but prose is endless. I haven't experienced an awful lot of clicking shut!
If I'd had some set idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it years ago?
After 1909, Monet drastically enlarged his brushstrokes, disintegrated his images, and broke through the taming constraints and delicacy of Impressionism for good. Nineteen gnarly paintings, starting in 1909 and carrying through his final seventeen years, finish off the notion that Monet went happily ever after into lily-land.
My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors, but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish.
There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.
I like playing for the purple and gold. This is where I want to finish up.
It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.