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  • Snowden has been very sparing about discussing his early life or his personal life. -- Barton Gellman
  • There is a probably natural and learned reticence with myself talking about my early life. -- Pamela Stephenson
  • It is a great piece of folly to attempt to make anything out of my early life. -- Abraham Lincoln
  • My early life was a bit of a mess but it was no one's fault. It was just how it was. -- David Warner
  • My early life has given me a great deal to draw on, certainly - but would I have swapped a happy childhood for the writing? Yes. -- Bruce Robinson
  • People who have it too easy in early life have a disadvantage for later on, because they get to thinking that everything is going to be easy. -- Mildred S. Dresselhaus
  • My early life had a lot to do with my origins as a writer, but I didn't get into doing any writing at all until I was about 35 years old. -- Chris Crutcher
  • I think if Keith Moon was here today and you asked him to recall most of his early life or most of his life, he wouldn't be able to recall it. -- Roger Daltrey
  • I'm grateful that, after an early life of being silenced, sometimes violently, I grew up to have a voice, circumstances that will always bind me to the rights of the voiceless. -- Rebecca Solnit
  • I think every young girl at some point in her early life wonders what it's like to be a princess. They like the idea of dressing up and the fun of it. -- Julie Andrews
  • While books provided me with some escape from the mental and physical horrors of my early life, they were unreliable. Many times the protagonists suffered terribly and then died at the end. -- Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • I don't remember my childhood very well for one reason or another, possibly childhood trauma or possibly just a very bad memory. My early life has sort of been erased from my memory banks. -- Michel Faber
  • There was little in my early life to indicate that an interest in biology would become the passion of my academic career. In fact, there was little to suggest I would have an academic career. -- Eric Kandel
  • The writers who have the deepest influence on one are those one reads in ones more impressionable, early life, and often it is the more youthful works of those writers that leave the deepest imprint. -- J. M. Coetzee
  • Every parent knows this moment in a child's age when he or she needs your attention in a very specific way because it's the beginning and ending of the early life of imagination. It's such a responsibility. -- Nicole Ari Parker
  • As a novelist, where do you go to tap into memories, and impressions, and sensations? It's usually, in my experience, your early life, before you started thinking of yourself as a writer, because somehow those experiences are unadulterated. -- William Boyd
  • While I was there I became deeply interested in photography, and indeed the most noteworthy event in my early life was winning first, third, fourth and seventh prizes in an international competition for college and high school students. -- Douglass North
  • It is my fervent hope and prayer that by exposing my mistakes and by pointing out the things that were a part of my early life, some who might be following the same paths might not make those same mistakes. -- John Clayton
  • In my early life, I was a professional folk singer. I used to sing on the national television and radio in Canada. Nobody knows that - but now I've said it, haven't I? I'm strictly a shower singer at the minute. -- Mary Gordon
  • I formed, in early life, two purposes to which I have inflexibly adhered, under some very strong pressure from warm personal friends. They were, first, never to be a second in a duel; and, second, never to go security for another man's debts. -- Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
  • I have a good memory for early life. My visual memory is good about childhood and adolescence, and less good in the last 10 years. I could probably tell you less what happened in the last 10 years. I remember what houses looked like, sometimes they just pop into my head. -- Jeffrey Eugenides
  • I do remember how it was to be poor. I do remember that in my early years, we had to grow and raise all of our food, even our animals. And I remember in my early life, we didn't even have electricity. So it was very, very hard times then. -- Dolly Parton
  • Since I was very young, probably two or three, I had really good memorization skills. I would memorize stuff from TV and perform it for my family. I was the little performer for most of my early life. So eventually, my mom caught onto that and thought I might want to get into acting. -- Nathan Kress
  • Girls must be thwarted early in life. -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Life learned early on to recognize itself. -- Lynn Margulis
  • An unused life is an early death. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • A useless life is an early death. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Race differences show up early in life. -- J. Philippe Rushton
  • Life begins at conception, but allow early abortions. -- Fred Thompson
  • Most people in life, give up too early. -- John Mellencamp
  • Very early in my life it was too late. -- Marguerite Duras
  • I began learning the sportswriting business very early in life. -- Dick Schaap
  • Recognize your highest calling as early as possible in life. -- Frank McKinney
  • Life Insurance Motto - Robbing the widows early and orphan. -- Ethel Mumford
  • I was a pretty bad person early in my life. -- Ice T
  • A mystery, and a dream, should my early life seem. -- Edgar Allan Poe
  • Do not desire a long life or an early death -- Shri Radhe Maa
  • Very early in my life it was already too late. -- Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • The key to success in life is getting up early. -- Jenni Rivera
  • No, I had a back injury early on in my life. -- Merle Haggard
  • Early in life, I was visited by the bluebird of anxiety -- Woody Allen
  • I knew early in life that I wanted a show business career. -- Irene Cara
  • His life was a party which tragically came to an early end. -- David J. Cooper
  • A flower bloomed already wilting. Beginning its life with an early ending. -- R.J. Gonzales
  • I was handed a tough life lesson at a very early age. -- Boomer Esiason
  • There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection. -- Ann Jillian
  • Among life's regrets is all the time wasted being early for everything. -- Robert Breault
  • There is nothing like early promiscuous sex for dispelling life's bright mysterious expectations. -- Iris Murdoch
  • Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow -- Margaret Fuller
  • Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow. -- Margaret Fuller
  • Our early dating life consisted of trying to figure out whether we were dating. -- Mariska Hargitay
  • There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life. -- Thomas Huxley
  • I learned very early in my life never to take counsel in my fears. -- George S. Patton
  • I tell my students to try early in life to find an unattainable objective. -- George Wald
  • I learned early in life that you get places by having the right enemies. -- John Shelby Spong
  • It was early detection that saved my voice - and I imagine, my life. -- Rod Stewart
  • I just knew at an early time in my life how important privacy was. -- Daniel Day-Lewis
  • I had been working early in my life in films - since I was 11. -- Ajay Naidu
  • I was lucky -- I found what I love to do early in life, -- Steve Jobs
  • I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies. -- Benjamin Franklin
  • Develop your eccentricities early, and no one will think you're going senile later in life -- David Ogilvy
  • Discipline our youth in early life in sound maxims of moral, political, and religious duties. -- Noah Webster
  • A neglect of one's sentimental education early in life could bear the most unfortunate fruit. -- Daniel Kehlmann
  • I learned early in life that to laugh before breakfast was to cry before dinner. -- Diana Trilling
  • A useless life is an early death. [Ger., Ein unnutz Leben ist ein fruher Tod.] -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Early identification of your God-given abilities helps you to become happier and successful earlier in life. -- Maxine Phillips
  • The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many. -- James Whistler
  • Dad literally carried me around the world with him through the early years of my life, -- John Carter Cash
  • I knew very early that somehow I would sing and draw and paint my whole life. -- Tony Bennett
  • Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper. -- George Orwell
  • Almost everyone who has gone to the bad early in life has had a deceitful mother. -- Henrik Ibsen
  • The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness. -- Nancy Mitford
  • Supporting myself at an early age was the best training for life I could have possibly received. -- Lea Thompson
  • Never underestimate the vital importance of finding early in life the work that for you is play. -- Ken Robinson
  • One of the best investments we can make in a childā??s life is high-quality early education. -- Barack Obama
  • In the early '90s, we discovered mutations that could double the normal life span of worms. -- Cynthia Kenyon
  • Sometimes, she thought, life makes you grow up early. And some people never grow up at all. -- Matthew Thomas
  • They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life. -- Jane Austen
  • I think the early years, the first decade of your life, is the most formative in a way. -- Tom Hiddleston
  • The secret of the truly successful ... is that they learned early in life how not to be busy. -- Barbara Ehrenreich
  • When I was in my early teens, I remember coming to the conclusion that your life never ends. -- Herbie Hancock
  • It is important early in life to acquire the power of reading sense wherever you happen to be. -- C. S. Lewis
  • Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life. -- Robert Byrne
  • Men know life too early. Women know life too late. That is the difference between men and women. -- Oscar Wilde
  • Parents don't realize that when they teach you about the Holocaust too early, it ruins you for life. -- Judd Apatow
  • Everything is a narrative in life. I learned that early on as a reporter at the Washington Post. -- Kara Swisher
  • I went through a pretty serious illness early in my life and I made a movie about that. -- Robert Schwentke
  • My early life was full of music because my sisters played the piano and I started playing at three. -- Jeanine Tesori
  • Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words. -- Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Ever get the feeling that sometime early in your life there must have been a briefing that you missed? -- Robert Breault
  • Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early. -- Anthony Trollope
  • Early on, my abandoning father had set the pattern of my love life on the loom of my subconscious. -- Jane Stanton Hitchcock
  • Somehow I got the feeling at an early age that I had to do something important with my life. -- Madeleine M. Kunin
  • The best ideas I've had in my life are those I saw in my sleep, in the early morning. -- Karl Lagerfeld
  • The most successful people in life are the ones who settle their critical issues early and manage them daily. -- John C. Maxwell
  • I learned very early in life that I was always going to need people more than they needed me -- Quentin Crisp
  • I began quite early in life to sense the thrill a girl attains in supplying money to a man. -- Anita Loos
  • I suppose it is a gift, being young, but it isn't special. We've all got it, early in life. -- Edna Ferber
  • So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise. -- Malcolm X
  • As we grow older, the memories of early life brighten, those of maturity and senescence grow dim and confused. -- Anthony Burgess
  • You can actually overcome all the limitations of life and achieve your dreams, if you don't give up too early. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Together, we will protect the sanctity of life, ensuring early next Congress that no federal funds are used for abortion. -- Fred Upton
  • I'm still amazed at how my mother emerged from her lonely early life as such an affectionate and levelheaded woman. -- Hillary Clinton
  • I never imagined when I began writing in the early 1960s I'd become professional and my life would be transformed. -- Sue Townsend
  • Oh, be assured fellow teachers, that there is no time in life so favorable to sound conversion as early childhood. -- Theodore L. Cuyler
  • Life teaches you that you need to make decisions in the right time - not too early, not too late. -- Jeb Bush
  • In the early part of my life I carried the flame for fiery women: perky women who were not dumb. -- Debra Winger
  • I was born two months early, and everyone had given up on me. But my mother insisted on my life. -- Sidney Poitier
  • Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end. -- Joseph Conrad
  • After all these years, I could say thank you to a woman who had a powerful impact on my early life. -- Oprah Winfrey
  • I am what I am because early in life I decided that I would please at least myself in all things. -- Edmond Rostand
  • Time goes by so fast. Nothin' can outrun it. Death commences too early--almost before you're half-acquainted with life--you meet the other. -- Tennessee Williams
  • He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out. -- Iris Murdoch
  • But I think that your entire life is a process of sorting out some of those early messages that you got. -- Bruce Springsteen
  • Our Adonais has drunk poisonoh! What deaf and viperous murderer could crown Life's early cup with such a draught of woe? -- Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Dear, don't think of getting out of bed yet. I've always suspected that early rising in early life makes one nervous. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Life is sort of a circle. You come back to a lot of the interests that you had early in life. -- Eric Kandel
  • Even though I pretty much made my own decisions early on, when I was younger I tended to overbook my life. -- Sheena Easton
  • Getting an early education and then continuing it throughout life is a brilliant way to achieve success and live a purposeful life. -- Debasish Mridha M.D.
  • A foreign swear-word is practically inoffensive except to the person who has learnt it early in life and knows its social limits. -- Paul Theroux
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