No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy. Not when the enemy is me.
A tactical retreat is not a bad response to a surprise assault, you know. First you survive. Then you choose your own ground. Then you counterattack.
Color is the first revelation of the world.
My first stringed instrument was a cigar box banjo where I cut and turned the pegs and strung the wires myself.
Nothing happens… but first a dream.
The first thing you’ll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
With me it’s always about first impressions.
I’m not at all contemptuous of comforts, but they have their place and it is not first.
The first duty of a revolutionist is to get away with it. The second duty is to eat breakfast. I ain’t going.
I did play a lot of fingerstyle when I first started playing. I could never really find the right combination of flatpick or fingerpick, so playing fingerstyle is really the easiest way – though it’s quite strenuous on the fingertips.
I lived where I could and studied what I enjoyed studying. I took what I wanted from that education but was making my first record at the same time.
As soon as the first person wrote about me, the articles became just blatant, all-out lies. I consider it slander. If I cared more, I’d kill them.
I’d liked my first record, it was autobiographical and beautiful.
Lie rather still because this is the first time I’ve used this equipment.
Her absence had felt like torture–almost a form of personal punishment. He had nobody to discuss his feelings with, and for the first time he realised with appalling clarity what a destructive hold she had over him.
Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
In the end, my pursuit of the elusive New York State driver’s license became about much more than a divorced woman’s learning to drive for the first time.
The first step to wisdom is to be sure one says and does what one believes.
I feel if you hold yourself as an artist first and foremost, the barriers of gender come down.
Well, I guess I needed this tough first round to really put me into that tournament, to really erase what happened at Indian Wells, which is now the case, you know.
She offered herself to the big, bad wolf and didn’t scream when he took the first bite.
My first class is biology. I can’t find it and get my first demerit for wandering the hall. It is 8:50 in the morning. Only 699 days and 7 class periods until graduation.
God is the last link of the chain, but He is the first also.
I intend to live the first half of my life. I don’t care about the rest.
From first to last it is a dish of rank materialism cleverly cooked up … . And why is this done? For no other reason, I am sure, except to make us independent of a Creator.
The first thing that inspires any song is a chord progression. When I have one I really like, I get into the lyrics even more.
I will always be an artist first. I see my writing as an extension of my illustrating.
He’d wanted his first kiss to be with me.
These two rules make the best system: first, have something to say; second, say it.
Brave men are brave from the very first.<br>[Fr., Les hommes valeureux le sont au premier coup.]
Brave men are brave from the very first.
A first impulse was never a crime.
Kid’s, Life’s too short to be organized. Follow your dreams first, then organize later.
I’m certainly not a lyricist first. I prefer doing it intuitively and not really thinking about it so much.
We tell each other stories to help each other live. That’s why I read poetry. I read poetry to stay alive. That’s why I went to poetry in the first place, that’s why I stay with it, that’s why I’ll never leave it.