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1. "That was how dishonesty and betrayal started, not in big lies but in small secrets."
Author: Amy Tan
2. "Not reforming the NHS would have been a much easier decision for me as secretary of state to have taken. We could have just protected the NHS from cuts, put in an extra £12.5bn and left it there. But sooner or later the cracks would have started to show. New treatments would have been held back."
Author: Andrew Lansley
3. "You can, in short, lead the life of the mind, which is, despite some appalling frustrations, the happiest life on earth. And one day, in the thick of this, approaching some partial vision, you will (I swear) find yourself on the receiving end of - of all things - an "idea for a story," and you will, God save you, start thinking about writing some fiction of your own. Then you will understand, in what I fancy might be a blinding flash, that all this passionate thinking is what fiction is about, that all those other fiction writers started as you did, and are laborers in the same vineyard."
Author: Annie Dillard
4. "My stage name has always been 'Armin van Buuren.' When I really started DJ'ing professionally, I already had a few U.K. hits under my belt under the name 'Armin', so I couldn't really change that anymore."
Author: Armin Van Buuren
5. "I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle."
Author: Ayn Rand
6. "Marilyn, for her part, focused on what was driving Arthur away. She spoke of the monster inside her. By that she seems to have meant the rage that was in sharp contrast to the shyness and sweetness she tended to project. In the beginning, Marilyn said, Arthur had perceived her as a victim, beautiful and innocent. She tried to be those things for him. When inevitably the monster disclosed itself, Miller was shocked and disappointed. He started to pull back."
Author: Barbara Leaming
7. "The reason I really started running was for meditative purposes. I would pick some problem to have in my head while running."
Author: Biz Stone
8. "I'm from Chicago, my family started a chain of movie theaters in Chicago that were around for 70 years and then one of them became the head of Paramount and the other was the head of production at MGM and we all came out of Chicago."
Author: Bob Balaban
9. "You elected government officials to make decisions and it's about time they started making good ones."
Author: Bob Riley
10. "After the '96 Olympics, we all started believing that this is bigger than we thought, and we were willing to do the work. We knew that it was up to us, the players, to make soccer successful."
Author: Brandi Chastain
11. "I didn't always want to act. My passion was writing, and it still is one of my primary passions to this day, but it wasn't until high school when I started acting in plays that it became a thought of something I might want to do. And when I applied to colleges, at NYU, I was able to study both writing and acting."
Author: Bryce Dallas Howard
12. "There was a misconception about me when I started off because I had my hair greased up and I have some vague resemblance to the hillbilly gene pool that Elvis came from. People would say, 'You want to be Elvis' and I would say, 'No'."
Author: Chris Isaak
13. "Damn, her voice was awfully sexy for being a tree. Coop wasn't sure he was comfortable with that thought. Probably a good time to head out, before he started trying to hump a knothole or something."
Author: Cindy Spencer Pape
14. "I close my eyes again. There's the smell of mountain snow on the air. I shiver. I would have brought a coat if I'd known I was going to be in Wyoming today. I'm a wuss about cold.You're my California flower, I remember Tucker saying to me once. We were sitting on the pasture fence at the Lazy Dog, watching his dad break in a colt, the leaves in the trees red just like they are today. I started shivering so hard my teeth actually began to chatter, and Tucker laughed at me and called me that—his delicate California flower— and wrapped me in his coat."
Author: Cynthia Hand
15. "When we started off it was all nervous energy and we probably played everything twice as fast as we do now."
Author: Dan Hawkins
16. "These muddles were as nothing to the ones which historians had to try and unravel once time trouble was discovered and battles started pre-erupting hundred of years before the issues even arose."
Author: Douglas Adams
17. "And I realized that there was no sports reporter, so I started covering sporting events."
Author: Ed Bradley
18. "I need a minute to think," she said. I automatically started the timer on my watch. Suddenly Rosie started laughing. I looked at her, understandably puzzled at this outburst in the middle of a critical life decision. "The watch," she said. "I say ‘I need a minute' and you start timing. Don is not dead."
Author: Graeme Simsion
19. "I met my wife, I had no money, I had nothing, and I started my family without really, my career was nowhere, but I had these other businesses, I had these things I was doing to be able to afford a small home."
Author: Greg Grunberg
20. "I thought I had a great opportunity when I started doing my comic book in 1972. I thought there was so much territory to work in."
Author: Harvey Pekar
21. "Actually, when I first started dabbling in photography, I was still working for my parents as a salesman."
Author: Herb Ritts
22. "So, regarding that tidbit about your having a fertile imagination when it comes to private activities," she said, fighting off anxiety. "Was it another lie?""Depends on how you look at it. It's not exactly a lie, and if you come with me to the Weird, you'll find that rumors of my 'creativity' when it comes to bed games with the opposite sex do exist. I started them myself and managed them very carefully. The trick with rumors is to feed them once in a while, so they don't die."
Author: Ilona Andrews
23. "One more thing.""What.""I think we're dating now." As V barked out a laugh, the cop shrugged. "Come on....I got you naked. You wore a damn corset. And don't get me started about the sponge bath afterward.""Fucker.""To the end."
Author: J.R. Ward
24. "I had an opportunity to play baseball in college, but I just didn't want to go to school. I started focusing on my music and it was game over!"
Author: Jason Aldean
25. "My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality."
Author: Jean Jacques Annaud
26. "When I was eight years old, I got a dummy for Christmas and started teaching myself. I got books and records and sat in front of the bathroom mirror, practising. I did my first show in the third grade and just kept going; there was no reason to quit."
Author: Jeff Dunham
27. "... I began to ponder; this life we had for ourselves, Eric and I, it felt like the opposite of Potage Parmentier. It was easy enough to keep on with the soul-sucking jobs; at least it saved having to make a choice. But how much longer could I take such an easy life? Quicksand was easy. Hell, death was easy. Maybe that's why my synapses had started snapping at the sight of potatoes and leeks in the Korean deli. Maybe that was what was plucking deep down in my belly whenever I thought of Julia Child's book. Maybe I needed to make like a potato, winnow myself down, be a part of something that was not easy, just simple."
Author: Julie Powell
28. "They say it all started out with a big bang. But, what I wonder is, was it a big bang or did it just seem big because there wasn't anything else drown it out at the time?"
Author: Karl Pilkington
29. "I just started as a part of the public school music program. I took lessons at the school every Friday and was a part of the school band. I was just a normal kid taking instrumental lessons at school, nothing special."
Author: Kenny G
30. "I took some voice lessons here and there as a teenager but nothing too serious. I started taking it more seriously when I was in Miss Saigon. I needed to improve my technique in order to survive doing that show as many time a week as I was doing it. It's not an easy show to sing, so I needed all the help I could get."
Author: Lea Salonga
31. "I first started to sing when I started to talk. As soon as I could form words and sounds together, I was singing."
Author: Leah LaBelle
32. "After six, seven films, I started to get a little tired. Shooting takes a lot out of you."
Author: Luc Besson
33. "After I got this job at the syndicate, I started sending them money so they could go on trips and do the things they could never afford to do. All the while, I never knew that my mother was socking money away."
Author: Lynn Johnston
34. "My life - my real life - started when a man walked into it, a handsome stranger in a perfectly cut suit, and, yes I know how that sounds."
Author: Marisa De Los Santos
35. "I was discovered in Paris when I was there on a school trip at the age of 13. After that, my mom came in contact with Elite Amsterdam; then I started modeling."
Author: Maud Welzen
36. "We started this mostly from an intellectual place."
Author: Melinda Gates
37. "I think, after about a week in, I started to get really down. I would feel better when I would eat."
Author: Morgan Spurlock
38. "We started our journey across the waistlands by folowing the enormous belt!!"
Author: Neil Leckman
39. "Why?" He asked. " because it was the closest I could get to doing this."He reached out and pulled me to him, one hand on my waist and the other behind my neck. He tipped my head up and lowered his lips on mine. I closed my eyes and melted as my whole body was consumed in that kiss. I was nothing. I was everything. Chills ran over my skin, and fire burnt inside me. His body pressed closer to mine, and I wrapped my arms around his neck. His lips were warmer and softer than anything I could have imagined, yet fierce and powerful at the same time. Mine responded hungrily, and I tightened my hold on him. His fingers slid down the back of my neck, tracing its shape, and every place they touched was electric.But perhaps the best part of all that was that I, Sydney Katherine Sage, guilty of constantly analyzing the world around me, well, I stopped thinking.And it was glorious.At least, it was until I started thinking again."
Author: Richelle Mead
40. "I haven't seen my face since I started growing my beard, which was when I was a teenager, almost; I never shaved. So I don't really know what I look like."
Author: Richie Havens
41. "When I started to climb, the sky seemed to be sunny and blue. But being up here on the oak tree it is cloudy and foggy."
Author: Sandra Harner
42. "But it wasn't long before the old familiar discontent started creeping up on me. I suppose it was always there, somewhere in the background. All I've done, my whole life, is keep it temporarily at bay."
Author: Sara Gruen
43. "It was May's idea," Quentin added."I'm sure it was," I said. Sylvester started circling. I dropped into a defensive position. "I'm not really comfortable with this, May.""Cope," she said."Maybe an audience will make you shape up," Sylvester said, and lunged.I parried. "Maybe an audience will distract me and get me gutted.""Let's see some carnage!" hollered May, pumping her fist in the air."This isn't professional wrestling!" I snapped, trying to hit Sylvester's ankle. He blocked, turning my thrust aside and nearly disarming me. "And I swear if you shout ‘take it off,' I am coming over there.""Take what off?" asked Sylvester."Nothing, Your Grace," Quentin and I said in unison."
Author: Seanan McGuire
44. "Well I started studying to help me with these commercial auditions and I just loved it."
Author: Sela Ward
45. "I hated golf when we first started, but a big part of the training process was falling in love with this sport, so I went on tour with the UCLA Team."
Author: Shia LaBeouf
46. "I started trying to write songs when I was 8 or 9 years old."
Author: Sondre Lerche
47. "I think there are huge lessons there, for young people who are getting started in life, as well as other people. And that is, to take responsibility for your own life. Only you are responsible for the course you take from there."
Author: Story Musgrave
48. "When I started writing, the first thing that came out was in English. I liked a few French things, but they were very overwhelming."
Author: Thomas Mars
49. "I feel like a lot of people in the hip hop world don't take me seriously as a rapper, and I feel that first-and-foremost I came up as a rapper before I started singing. All a lot of people know from me is 'Cupid's Chokehold,' and they don't scratch the surface and see beyond that dude who sings the song about his girlfriend."
Author: Travie McCoy
50. "I started earning a living as a poet rather early on."
Author: Wislawa Szymborska

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