The Universe TV - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie TV - Dune 1984 - Winston Churchill - Francis Drake - Homer - Virgil - Plato - Seneca - Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand - Lao Tzu - W Clement Stone - Lord Byron - Lewis Carroll - Bhagavad Gita 10:3 - George Eliot - T S Eliot - Blaise Pascal - Cole Porter - Horace - Dylan Thomas - George Burns - Chris Kamara - Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In TV -
Spaceship Earth may return to its tumultuous beginnings. The Universe s1e6: Spaceship Earth, History 2007
The beginning. The beginning of my prime. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie I ***** starring Geraldine McEwan & Amanda Kirby & Lynsey Baxter & Vivienne Ross et al, BBC 1978
The beginning is a very delicate time. Dune 1984 starring Kyle MacLachlan & Francesca Annis & Kenneth McMillan & Sting & Everett McGill & Sean Young & Max von Sydow & Patrick Stewart & Dean Stockwell & Sian Phillips & Paul Smith et al, director David Lynch, opening scene
The Germans have received back again that measure of fire and steel which they have so often meted out to others. Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Winston Churchill, speech London 9th November 1942
There must be a beginning to any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory. Francis Drake, letter to Francis Walsingham 17th May 1587
To have begun is half the job: be bold and be sensible. Homer, Epistles
Look with favour upon a bold beginning. Virgil
The beginning is the most important part of the work. Plato
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Seneca
This is the beginning of the end. Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, attributed
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a simple step. Lao Tzu
So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin. W Clement Stone
My way is to begin with the beginning. Lord Byron, Don Juan
‘Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?’ he asked. ‘Begin at the beginning,’ the King said gravely, ‘and go on till you come to the end: then stop.’ Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
He who knows I am beginningless, unborn, the Lord of all the worlds, this mortal is free from delusion, and from all evils he is free. Bhagavad Gita, Krishna’s Dialogue on the Soul 10:3
Beginnings are always troublesome … Even [Thomas] Macaulay’s few pages of introduction to his Introduction in the English History are the worst bit of writing in the book. George Eliot
In the beginning is my end. T S Eliot, Four Quartets ‘East Coker’
What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from. ibid. ‘Little Gidding’
The last thing one knows in constructing a work is what to put first. Blaise Pascal, Pensees, 1670
When they begin the Beguine
It brings back the sound of music so tender,
It brings back a night of tropical splendour,
It brings back a memory ever green. Cole Porter, Begin the Beguine, 1935 song
Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise. Horace
To begin at the beginning: It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black. Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible. George Burns
Barnsley have started off the way they mean to begin. Chris Kamara, match commentary
That history – it gets ingrained into you … I come from Govan. I’m a Govan boy. Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, Channel 4 2022
I was a shop steward for the Apprentices. The Apprentice’ Strike [April 1960], that was a really important moment for me. It was great. Being part of it. It wasn’t about, you, it was about us. About being a team. ibid.
Govan Boy. Signing for Rangers. Scottish transfer record. ibid.
We didn’t have a training ground at Aberdeen. ibid.
Aberdeen 3 Bayern Munich 2. ibid.
European Cup Winners’ Cup: Aberdeen 2 Real Madrid 1. ibid.
We are the luckiest team in the world. We are a disgraceful of a performance … I’m not going to accept that from any Aberdeen team …
If you could open up their minds, you could find out. Scottish Cup Winners: Aberdeen 1 Rangers 0. ibid. Ferguson
FA Cup Winners Manchester Utd 1 Crystal Palace 0. ibid.
It’s the best way to go … You don’t want to die. ibid.
You have to treat losing as part of the progress. ibid.
1999: We won the league again. We won the cup again. But to be honest, I was only a beginner. ibid.
My priority was the European Cup: the Champions League … A reward to sticking for what you believed in. This was the big won. Barcelona. ‘The mood was great … game on.’ ibid.