Well begun is half done.
When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
If you can get a young person to the age of 18, 19 or 20 and they have not begun to smoke, it is unlikely they ever will.
It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
There is a peculiar burning odor in the room, like explosives. the kitchen fills with smoke and the hot, sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies. The war has begun.
The work I did in Vertigo meant nothing if no one cared about the movie. Luckily, Vertigo had a revival and people had begun to recognize there was something special and it gained in reputation. But it just as well could have ended up rotting in film cans somewhere.
I can't even say I've begun yet, but I'm trying on the idea that there is a book in my future.
The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state, for labor is toil that never finishes, toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed, toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process.
Germany expected that at the most a day or so would see Belgian resistance broken and the dash on Paris begun. It was not safe to start such a forward rush with Belgium unconquered.
All the stuff that I used to treat with contempt - you know, I'm an artist, man, I don't do that family stuff - has begun to seem really important.
Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun.
I'm glad that it didn't take as long to get Shepard off the ground as it's taken this series. I'd begun to think the Congo would be ahead of us in the space race before Whispering Smith ever got on the air.
I suspect that many corporations have begun to understand that they have an important role to play in the lives of their communities, and that allocating funds to support local groups helps them discharge that function and also burnish their image.
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.
Since the end of the Cold War two main nuclear powers have begun to make big reductions in their nuclear arsenals. Each of them is dismantling about 2,000 nuclear warheads a year.
We, as consumers, in the United States have begun to appreciate Toyota in a very similar way to that in which we appreciate (the computer company) Apple.
That's a clear-cut sign that a slowdown in the real estate market has begun.
The real journey for India to realize its dream for becoming a destination of hi-tech manufacturing has begun.
The battle has only just begun.
I have noticed that the UN have also begun to buy the high-tech products, such as motor vehicles, communication facilities and computer, in China now. But 10 years ago, only low-price commodities like shoes, coats and tents, were on their shopping list.
This year the month's psychological climate also benefited from a solid rally in stocks that had begun in mid-October.
We're seeing volumes start to increase, and the sticker shock from its higher pricing has begun to wear off. The question is how quickly can the company return to 7-8 percent case volume growth and 15-20 percent [earnings per share] growth.
The Wright brothers' first flight was shorter than a Boeing 747's wing span. We've just begun with heart transplants.
After many decades of cultural saturation, kits themselves have begun to feed themselves back into the constructed world -- to the point where it's hard to tell where their influence begins and ends.