The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Beginnings are always messy.
John Galsworthy

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking, which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome.
William James


I am always doing what I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Pablo Picasso

You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.
Will Rogers

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.
T.S. Eliot


It is a good thing for a man to read books of quotations…The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
Winston Churchill

By necessity, by proclivity, by delight, we all quote.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wisdom of the wise and experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Isaac D’Israeli 

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I quote others only to better express myself.
Michel de Montaigne

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Television has a real problem. They have no page two. Consequently every big story gets the same play and comes across to the viewer as a really big, scary one.
Art Buchwald

Everything that you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge.
Erwin Knoll

The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control, “indoctrination”, we might say, exercised through the mass media.
Noam Chomsky


Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we think about.
Benjamin Lee Whorf

Words–so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in the dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.


The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lighting and a lighting bug.
Mark Twain


The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Language is power, life, and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.
Angela Carter


Future generations will appear wise without being properly taught, and will appear wise but not be so, making them difficult to get along with.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.
Ingrid Bengis

Education is the best weapon which you can use to influence the world.
Nelson Mandela

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The more I grasp the pervasive influence of media on our children, the more I worry about the media literacy gap in our nation’s educational curriculum.  We need a sustained K-12 media literacy program—something to teach kids not only how to use the media but how the media uses them.  Kids need to know how particular messages get crafted and why, what devices are used to hold their attention and what ideas are left out.  In a culture where media is pervasive and invasive, kids need to think critically about what they see, hear and read.  No child’s education can be complete without this.
Michael Copps

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After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well known quotations.
H.L. Mencken on Shakespeare

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
William Plomer

The rest is silence.
Shakespeare -(Hamlet)