Best 127 of Finishing quotes - MyQuotes
Every book I think will be my last one because after finishing I have the sense that I've said all I have to say, but I always seem to find a new way of repeating myself.
Pliny The Younger
Too much polishing weakens rather than improves a work.
I'm a long way off finishing the LP, but I've got an idea in my head of exactly how I want it to look and sound.
Perfume is the indispensable complement to the personality of women, the finishing touch on a dress.
Walter J. Phillips
While sincerity and over-anxiety can spoil a picture, through superfluous elaboration and unnecessary correction, the carelessness that would leave it in an unfinished state is even more reprehensible.
It is impossible for any rational creature to be happy without acting all for God. God Himself could not make him happy any other way... There is nothing in the world worth living for but doing good and finishing God's work, doing the work that Christ did. I see nothing else in the world that can yield any satisfaction besides living to God, pleasing Him, and doing his whole will.
Creative success means balancing your love of starting things with a habit of finishing them.
I was never confident about finishing a book, but friends encouraged me. When I finished my first book, it was accepted by a publisher right away and became an instant bestseller. One male critic called it the most shocking book he ever read.
But-Jace what are you doing?' 'Finishing my shower. And if you‘ve made me run through all the hot water, I‘ll be very annoyed.
I realized the secret to success is finishing! And not just finishing, but finishing strong!
At first it was difficult for me to draw. My right hand doesn't work anymore so I had to train myself to use my left hand. But I persevered. The first one I ended up finishing was the duck.
A picture is finished when all trace of the means used to bring about the end has disappeared.
There is today a frightful disappearance of living species, be they plants or animals. And it's clear that the density of human beings has become so great, if I can say so, that they have begun to poison themselves. And the world in which I am finishing my existence is no longer a world that I like.
While adding the finishing touches to a painting might appear insignificant, it is much harder to do than one might suppose.
Always quit for the day when you know what you want to do next.
I don't want to look too far ahead. The journey is what's happening right now, not what's on the finishing line.
After finishing the work I start rearranging the parts again and eventually start to work with themes - images and thoughts and things.
Life is not about winning the race. Life is about finishing the race.
It's like live action if you reshot every scene a million times after finishing the movie. Because even apparently by the very end, a few weeks before they were screening it for the world premiere, they were making changes. That's just simply something you can't do on live action.
And so out of the blue the call did come and said, you know, "Would you be - would you consider turning this [The Starter Wife] now into a series?" And so obviously that was a shock. And all the conversations began. And, you know, and now we're here. Now we're finishing up our last episode right now.
Johnnie Dent Jr.
You are too important to the bigger picture to just fall off the canvas.
One should never forget that by actually perfecting one piece one gains and learns more than by starting or half-finishing a dozen.
Johnnie Dent Jr.
It is impossible to make time but you can always make a commitment.
If you're going to start something-if it's worth starting-then it's worth finishing. That's what I live by.
Starting is not most people’s problem, staying, continuing and finishing is.
Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend.
Maynard James Keenan
Blending is just like writing lyrics or finishing up the song, rearranging and arranging.
I'm finishing my Ph.D. in Italian Renaissance history.
I think we were promoting New Moon just as I was finishing The Runaways, and I remember going to Comic-Con with a Minor Threat T-shirt on. I was really happy and excited to be there, but I was so defensive and crazy.
Johnnie Dent Jr.
Success in America comes in over a million flavors... all you have you have to do is try one.
The beginning of a painting is a very energized, exciting time, and it generates most of the energy I have. If I've gotten 75 per cent of it down, then it takes an effort to really get up that kind of energy to finish it in the same way it's begun.
It is well-known that there are many faces in the world over the finishing of which nature did not take much trouble, did not employ any fine tools such as files, gimlets, and so on, but simply hacked them out with round strokes: one chop-a nose appears; another chop-lips appear; eyes are scooped out with a big drill; and she lets it go into the world rough-hewn, saing: "ALIVE!
There's nothing better than finishing something and looking at it. Whether it be a script or a movie, it's this complete little thing that now exists and is hopefully immortal.
Starting something can be easy, it is finishing it that is the highest hurdle.
I've never had time to read. But no one ever kept me from finishing a novel I loved.
I've never regretted saying no to anything, or finishing something. When I'm in the middle of doing something I love, I can have a better idea, and I'll go, "Oh God, I can't finish this." Maybe I've got some sort of disorder.
The best part of all, the absolutely most delicious part, is finishing it and then doing it over I rewrite a lot, over and over again, so that it looks like I never did.
I always say one of my favorite things about making movies is finishing on that last day because I get to have my life back and let that go, and hopefully have a real sense of accomplishment at the end of it.
A fine suggestion, a sketch with great feeling, can be as expressive as the most finished product.
Johnnie Dent Jr.
Never be afraid to offer a smile; sure the risk is that a few foolish people may misinterpret your kindness as weakness, but the sweet reward is that as you make new friends and encourage others, the foolish have ignored the fact that you have already shown them your teeth.
I don't have a problem believing in God and Jesus. But in Genesis one has to wonder about these sentences that just go on and end without finishing. The thought is unfinished. Where did Adam go? What is he doing? Hello? There has to be some pages missing.
Business is much less transparent than a win in a Grand Prix; in a race you drive over the finishing line first and you have won. In business it is different.
Finishing food is about the tiny touches. In the last seconds you can change everything.
It has often been said that [...] the Japanese [are] geniuses at taking foreign ideas and adding a unique finishing touch.
Making a painting is like having sex for a month or something. Then I go through this period of elation at finishing the work. Then you drop off - you know, 'post-coital man is sad,' as the old saying goes.
After finishing a draft, no matter how rough, I almost always put it aside for a while. It doesn't matter if it's a story or a novel, I find that when it's still fresh in my mind I'm either thoroughly sick of its flaws or completely blind to them. Either way, I'm unable to make substantive edits of any value.
I'd met Harrison Ford before, but he was just finishing a meet with Jon Favreau and the other producers on the film, and we said "hello" as he walked out and I walked in and sat down and had this meeting with those guys. They basically described what they were looking for, and they thought that I brought a certain amount of authenticity to the genre, and would I want to take part? And I said, "Absolutely! I'd love to!
I moved, looking for a cigarette. They were in my hand. I lit one. In a moment, I thought, I will say something. I will say something and then I will walk out of this room forever.
I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged...I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.
To me, my grandfather’s urgency to preach the Gospel one more time to a lost and dying world is the definition of 'finishing well,' and it’s such a blessing and lesson.