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  • Whatever a poet writes with enthusiasm and a divine inspiration is very fine. Earliest reference to the madness or divine inspiration of poets. -- Democritus
  • My earliest memories as a child are listening to Beatles records, and they are a big part of how I've learned to write pop songs. -- Christina Perri
  • Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost. -- James Thurber
  • During the earliest stages the child perceives things like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject and is familiar only with his own actions. -- Jean Piaget
  • Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages. -- Daniel Goleman
  • Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die. -- Soren Kierkegaard
  • There is an invisible garment woven around us from our earliest years; it is made of the way we eat, the way we walk, the way we greet people. -- Jean Giraudoux
  • Hibakusha' is an animated docu-drama that Choz Belen and I are directing, and it will take you through the earliest memories of a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor named Kaz Suyeishi. -- Steve Nguyen
  • My earliest memory from childhood is of fishing with my father. And I remember vividly we were in a store, and we were buying a pup tent to go on our first camping trip. -- David Suzuki
  • Maybe come to think about it, that is the sign of an extrovert, in any event I have always from the earliest of ages found it difficult to wander into a restaurant on my own. -- Roger Moore
  • One of my earliest ventures was when I was nine years old. I realized there was a shortage of pencils at school, so I started Rent-a-Pencil. But I made a fundamental mistake. Everybody stole my pencils. -- Bruce Dickinson
  • I never ever believed that I would be able to give up on this dream which has driven me to live, breathe, love and embrace the game of rugby from the earliest days that I can remember. -- Jonny Wilkinson
  • If you listen to the great Beatle records, the earliest ones where the lyrics are incredibly simple. Why are they still beautiful? Well, they're beautifully sung, beautifully played, and the mathematics in them is elegant. They retain their elegance. -- Bruce Springsteen
  • My earliest memories as a kid was I would always try to make my mom and my stepdad laugh at dinner. Or make my friends laugh in class. And, I don't know, it's something I just really enjoy doing. -- Justin Timberlake
  • In the earliest days, this was a project I worked on with great passion because I wanted to solve the Defense Department's problem: it did not want proprietary networking and it didn't want to be confined to a single network technology. -- Vint Cerf
  • I was born illegitimately and almost immediately, as I understand it, placed in an orphanage. So my very earliest memories were in an orphanage. It was the tag end of the Great Depression when I was born. People were desperately poor. -- Bryce Courtenay
  • My earliest thought, long before I was in high school, was just to go away, get out of my house, get out of my city. I went to Medford High School, but even in grade school and junior high, I fantasized about leaving. -- Paul Theroux
  • One of my earliest memories is walking up a muddy road into the mountains. It was raining. Behind me, my village was burning. When there was school, it was under a tree. Then the United Nations came. They fed me, my family, my community. -- Ban Ki-moon
  • People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times. -- Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • I find my earliest memories covering the anachronistic features of a previous incarnation. Clear recollections came to me of a distant life, a yogi amidst the Himalayan snows. These glimpses of the past, by some dimensionless link, also afforded me a glimpse of the future. -- Paramahansa Yogananda
  • I never went to school more than six months in my life, but I can say this: that among my earliest recollections, I remember how, when a mere child, I used to get irritated when anybody talked to me in a way I could not understand. -- Abraham Lincoln
  • My earliest memory is seeing Michael Jackson in Melbourne with my sister when I was about ten. I still have this souvenir stick with a glove that would light up and make a peace sign in a bunch of different colors. I'm so happy my mom didn't throw that out. -- Emilie de Ravin
  • My earliest memories of my mom were of her multi-tasking - preparing dinner while checking on homework and housework; clearing the dinner plates while setting out bowls for breakfast; making sure we ate our breakfast while lining up bread, lunch meats, apples, and snacks assembly-line style so we could make our lunches. -- Christine Pelosi
  • Animals' taste systems are specialized for the niche they occupy in the environment. That includes us. As hunters and foragers of the dry savannah, our earliest forebears evolved a taste for important but scarce nutrients: salt and high-energy fats and sugars. That, in a nutshell, explains the widespread popularity of junk food. -- Mary Roach
  • Comedy was why I got into acting the first place. Peter Sellers was a huge influence on my wanting to act. I grew up with him and found him hysterical. The Pink Panther films were an inspiration, from my earliest childhood days, when I was watching them with my brother and my dad. -- Sally Hawkins
  • I spoke so much about being a manic-depressive. I want to bring everyone back to my earliest memories of this companion of mine. Some people call this companion I have an ailment, or worse a terrible nightmare from which some people cannot awaken. I know that I have nothing to be ashamed of. I have nothing that should garner a stigma. -- Richard Dreyfuss
  • One of my earliest memories is of seeing my mother in her beach chair, reading a book under an umbrella by the water's edge while my sisters and I played beside her. Of all the life lessons she taught me, that is one of my favorites: to take time at a place I love, restore my spirit with books and the beach. -- Luanne Rice
  • My earliest memories are doing commercials and TV. -- Jodie Foster
  • The very earliest people who made film were magicians. -- Francis Ford Coppola
  • The earliest you can play Christmas music is on Thanksgiving. -- Tinashe
  • My earliest influences were Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. -- Bella Freud
  • The voice that breathed o'er Eden, That earliest wedding day. -- John Keble
  • Woman, last at the cross, and earliest at the grave. -- Eaton Stannard Barrett
  • My earliest influences were things I heard in my household. -- Boz Scaggs
  • The weakest kind of fruit drops earliest to the ground. -- William Shakespeare
  • From my earliest days I had a passion for science. -- Joseph Rotblat
  • My earliest memories of country music are the Grand Ole Opry. -- Lionel Richie
  • My earliest memory was raping the babysitter when I was 5...she was 15. -- Eminem
  • Madonna's great instinctive intelligence was evident to me from her earliest videos. -- Camille Paglia
  • My earliest experiences in meditation were in a context of intensive retreats. -- Sharon Salzberg
  • The earliest desire of succeeding is almost always a prognostic of success. -- Stanis┼?aw I Leszczy┼?ski
  • Some of our earliest writing, in cuneiform, was about who owes what. -- Margaret Atwood
  • My earliest memory? Trying to use a red jelly bean as lipstick. -- Pamela Anderson
  • My earliest memories are being pinned to a fence with a switchblade. -- Quincy Jones
  • Eternal blessings crown my earliest friend, And round his dwelling guardian saints attend. -- Oliver Goldsmith
  • My particular passion for Lincoln dates back from my earliest memories of politics. -- Barack Obama
  • Among the earliest forms of human self-awareness was the awareness of being meat. -- David Quammen
  • Probably the earliest memories for me would be going to restaurants with my family. -- Alexander Wang
  • I wrote my earliest piece for The Sunday Times about being a young wife. -- Jilly Cooper
  • I loved music from earliest childhood - from as long as I can remember. -- Terry Teachout
  • I always sensed instinctively from the earliest age that I was being lied to. -- Richard Linklater
  • Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds. -- John Milton
  • My earliest poems were a way of talking to somebody. I suppose to myself. -- Philip Levine
  • My earliest childhood memory was watching my parents loosen the wheels on my stroller. -- Joan Rivers
  • The vast majority of incest begins years before the earliest conceivable age of consent. p4 -- Judith Lewis Herman
  • But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and earliest influence was Mad magazine. -- Jerry Zucker
  • He suggested several unpleasant, unsanitary things I could do to myself at my earliest convenience. -- Patrick Rothfuss
  • Give your clients the earliest delivery consistent with quality - whatever the inconvenience to us. -- Arthur C. Nielsen
  • From its earliest days, stem cell research has been important to the people of Wisconsin. -- Ron Kind
  • Reading, my earliest refuge in the unknown world, made me want to venture into it. -- Maureen Corrigan
  • The earliest full-length account of a chariot race appears in Book xxiii of the Iliad. -- Richard Arnold Epstein
  • The earliest form in which romances appear is that of a rude kind of verse. -- Thomas Bulfinch
  • In the earliest ages science was poetry, as in the latter poetry has become science. -- James Russell Lowell
  • My earliest memory is learning to read 'Muffin the Mule' when I was about three. -- Mark E. Smith
  • One of the earliest lessons I learned was not to read my reviews. Weigh them. -- Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The love of dirt is among the earliest of passions, as it is the latest. -- Charles Dudley Warner
  • Composition and choreography were always very important to me and I choreographed for my earliest training. -- Jack Waters
  • My earliest memory is of sitting at Mum's dance school, watching her teach a ballet class. -- Sarah Parish
  • My earliest childhood memory is watching the sunlight through a jar of amber full of wasps. -- Amanda Harlech
  • Our earliest efforts will be heard with joy by our Heavenly Father, however they are phrased. -- Dallin H. Oaks
  • My earliest memory is aged three, seeing sunlight on water and feeling it was really magical. -- Miranda July
  • How can there be pride in a contrite heart? Humility is the earliest fruit of religion. -- Hosea Ballou
  • Horses and mules, and even sail cars, made more rapid progress than did the earliest locomotive. -- John Moody
  • My earliest memories are making little Super 8 films - or watching my brother make stop-motion space spectaculars. -- Jonathan Nolan
  • Individual tribes or, in other words, races or stocks, are the constituent elements of the earliest history. -- Theodor Mommsen
  • My earliest memory is of feeling different. My parents told me that I wasn't like other children. -- Billy Corgan
  • Clearly much that seemed valid seemed so only because he had been taught it from earliest youth. -- W. Somerset Maugham
  • The earliest voice listened to by the nations in their infancy was the voice of the storyteller. -- Agnes Repplier
  • That earliest shock in one's life which occurs to all of us; which first makes us think. -- Benjamin Disraeli
  • Be prepared mentally for some amount of chaos and failure. Waste and frustration often attend the earliest stages. -- E. O. Wilson
  • During the earliest stages of thought, accommodation remains on the surface of physical as well as social experience. -- Jean Piaget
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  • In almost all sciences the fundamental knowledge is either found in earliest times or is still being sought. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • My earliest memories are the best. I always try to remember the good times when Daddy was alive. -- Jayne Mansfield
  • In a baby's first months, the earliest patterns of intimacy or distrust are forever grooved into his soul. -- Nancy Friday
  • You know what my earliest memories are? Going from one burlesque town to another. My father was in burlesque. -- Alan Alda
  • Philosophy, from the earliest times, has made greater claims, and achieved fewer results, than any other branch of learning. -- Bertrand Russell
  • Effective readers, even at their earliest levels, read in five to seven word phrases rather than word by word. -- Richard Allington
  • In my earliest memory, my grandfather is bald as a stone and he takes me to see the tigers. -- Tea Obreht
  • The pathology of setting a deadline to the earliest articulable date essentially guarantees that the schedule will be missed. -- Tom DeMarco
  • One of the earliest religious disappointments in a young girl's life devolves upon her unanswered prayer for a horse. -- Phyllis Grissim-Theroux
  • Centuries roll, customs change, but, ever since the time of the earliest mother, woman yearns to be the soother. -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  • Long before we discovered mirrors and photographs, our mothers' reflections provided us with the earliest glimpses of our female identity. -- Debra Evans
  • Eating is our earliest metaphor, preceding our consciousness of gender difference, race, nationality, and language. We eat before we talk. -- Margaret Atwood
  • Nations, as well as man, almost always betray the most prominent features of their future destiny in their earliest years. -- Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Our mother gives us our earliest lessons in love- and its partner, hate. Our father-our "second other"-elaborates on them. -- Judith Viorst
  • From my earliest memory, times of crisis seemed to end up with women in the kitchen preparing food for men. -- Barbara Kingsolver
  • Transformationally motivated people are the growing edge of a great continuity of souls reaching back to the very earliest times. -- Barbara Marx Hubbard
  • I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians. -- Francis Ford Coppola
  • ...we feel that our honor and safety require that Ft. Sumter should be in our possession at the very earliest moment. -- Francis Wilkinson Pickens
  • One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other. -- Camryn Manheim
  • I hate to date myself, but my earliest memories are Flash Gordon. I would love playing Flash Gordon in the neighborhood. -- Bruce Davison
  • There was certainly an old law code which stands behind the earliest form of Deuteronomy. Presumably that is what was lost. -- Frank Moore Cross
  • Our emotional map is laid down mainly in relationship with our earliest caregiver in the first couple of years of life. -- Philippa Perry
  • There's the brilliant audacity of youth that poets strike upon in their earliest work sometimes that they never can hit upon again. -- Edward Hirsch
  • Janet Landis came to work in my group in the summer of 1957 when our first bubble-chamber was churning out its earliest pictures. -- Luis Walter Alvarez
  • My earliest memory is of the best Christmas gift ever, a toy train. I remember riding that thing all through our house. -- Coco Jones
  • The earliest stories in Genesis were not written to tell primeval history. They were written to tell readers about themselves and about God. -- Adam Hamilton
  • Proverbs were anterior to boots, and formed the wisdom of the vulgar, and in the earliest ages were the unwritten laws of morality. -- Benjamin Disraeli
  • It was earliest morning, when even small trees cast long shadows and scarlet foxes trot denward through the dew like flecks of fire. -- Gene Wolfe
  • With rushing winds and gloomy skies The dark and stubborn Winter dies: Far-off, unseen, Spring faintly cries, Bidding her earliest child arise; March! -- Bayard Taylor
  • Any species capable of producing, at this earliest, juvenile stage of its development... the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, cannot be all bad. -- Lewis Thomas
  • I've always been kind of surrounded by music my whole life, so my earliest memories of it were just hearing it in the house. -- Jillian Hervey
  • Some of my earliest political feelings were based on the anti-Japanese bubblegum cards I got. There were also Spanish Civil War bubblegum cards. Awful. -- Ed Asner
  • Empathy frequently informs our earliest days with our infants as we try to figure out what they need, how to comfort and satisfy them. -- Katherine Ellison
  • My earliest memories are of my father explaining to me the American Dream and how he expected me to do better than he did. -- Joe Lhota
  • My earliest memory is making peach cobbler with my grandmother. A wonderful memory. I grew up in a restaurant family - B.B.Q. restaurant. -- Rick Bayless
  • Today the traveller on the Nile enters a wonderland at whose gates rise the colossal pyramids of which he has had visions perhaps from earliest childhood. -- James Henry Breasted
  • If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat. -- Margot Asquith
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