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Early Days

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I Remember

I grew up in Haifa and enjoyed the wonderful beaches and Mount Carmel that rolls into the Mediterranean Sea. From my early days at home, I remember a strong encouragement to study.

- Aaron Ciechanover

Maybe Gotten

Kevin Systrom of Instagram used to work for us as a consultant in the early days of Mint. I knew him a long time ago. Maybe I could have gotten in there. But with photo sharing, I don't know if there's an obvious business model. I don't think there's a competitive, sustainable advantage.

- Aaron Patzer

Eight I Write

I write by stealing time. The hours in the day have never felt as if they belonged to me. The greatest number has belonged to my day job as a physician and professor of medicine - eight to 12 hours, and even more in the early days.

- Abraham Verghese

Cost Move

In the future, when people look back at the early days of Bitcoin, they'll say, 'It was so obvious that the ability to move money anywhere, instantly, at near-zero cost would be a huge success.

- Adam Draper

Play Some

We used to play a lot of Fela Kuti in the early days of hip-hop. In my DJ sets I'll jump off into rock, salsa, African. I like to play some crazy stuff and see the vibrations of the people.

- Afrika Bambaataa

Doing About

As a comedian, it really gelled when I started doing standup. Because standup is so much about bravery, especially in the early days. There is no doubt that it is going to go terribly for you over and over and over again. But you cannot get funny without bombing.

- Aisha Tyler

Love Ecstatic

In the early days of love sometimes, you will report an ecstatic feeling you have met someone who seems to understand you without you needing to speak.

- Alain de Botton

Love Little Bit

If you are pro love, you have to be a little bit disloyal to the romantic feelings that propel you in the early days.

- Alain de Botton

Reason Reed

People said that way back in the early days I was probably one of the first rappers; the reason is that I couldn't sing, so I had to talk! Lou Reed was probably the one who started it all.

- Alan Vega

Play Had

Of any guitarist, Jimmy Page was my biggest influence. I wanted to look, think and play like him. Zeppelin had a heavy influence on Rush during our early days. Page's loose style of playing showed an immense confidence, and there are no rules to his playing.

- Alex Lifeson

Kid Almost

Songwriters always reminded me of that kid at school who would go around with his guitar, like, 'Yeah, songwritin' man,' looking wistful. That wasn't me - those kinds of people put me off. In the early days, I'd write a bunch of lyrics and almost look at them as a sort of joke, to make the rest of the boys laugh.

- Alex Turner

Deal Here

As I look back at the span of the Cold War in those early days, in the '50s, for example, there was a great deal of Soviet propaganda here in the United States, but it was clumsy, and it was anchored to a lot of ideological support in certain circles in America itself.

- Alexander Haig

New England

In the early days of the New England colonies, no more embarrassing or hampering condition, no greater temporal ill, could befall any adult Puritan than to be unmarried.

- Alice Morse Earle

Happy Very

In those early days, the important thing was the happy ending. I did not tolerate unhappy endings - for my heroines, anyway. And later on, I began to read things like 'Wuthering Heights,' and very, very unhappy endings would take place, so I changed my ideas completely and went in for the tragic, which I enjoyed.

- Alice Munro

More Very

In the early days, myself and my friends were into punk because we had no money, just very basic instruments and skills. It was more about the ethos and the energy.

- Alison Moyet

Had Feels

Dustin Hoffman was the greatest. He had so much information to give and he mesmerized me. He really feels for actors who are just starting out and remembers his early days like they were yesterday.

- Amy Weber

Get Together

When Chinese get together - what's buried stays buried. We don't even discuss our embarrassing early days struggling in Chicago.

- Anchee Min

Soul Mate Lover

In the early days, I was everything to David. I was his creative partner, his lover, his soul mate.

- Angela Bowie

Very Minimal

I wasn't always minimal. In the early days, I was laying it on as thickly as I could, trying very hard to get it right. But I found that the harder I tried, the more tired whatever it was I was working on looked. And then I grew tired of it as well.

- Chris Raschka

Love Been

'Shark Tank' has been a sincere joy. As our traditional venture-backed companies get bigger, the investing side tends to get more political and complicated. 'Shark Tank' takes me back to my early days working with ambitious founders in their earliest and scrappiest days. The show reminds me of what I deeply love about this business.

- Chris Sacca

Prove Having

In the early days, I often felt that I was taking a math test when we were playing. It was a profound feeling of having to prove myself.

- Chris Stein

Lifestyle Roll

The rock n' roll lifestyle did have its perks, but it wasn't all limos and parties in the early days.

- Christine McVie

Love Mob

Oh man, I love what the South brings as far as the soul, and I really have noticed from even the early days of listening to OutKast and Goodie Mob that Atlanta and the South has a diverse sound to it. You have bounce music. You have soulful musicians. You have artists with vocals who try to do different things.

- Common

Artist Starving

In my early days, I was about 145 pounds. I was really a starving artist; the poster child for starving artists.

- Creed Bratton

Think Always

I don't think I've been bored, ever. I've always been working on two or three things at a time; whether it was in the early days, or whatever, I was always working on something.

- Danny DeVito

Humble Rehab

The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry. It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many.

- David Wilkerson

Lot Demos

Also I played on a lot of demos in the early days of the Stones.

- Jim Sullivan

Learn Country

It was the early days of Rock 'n' Roll in this country. We were all struggling to learn music, it might be Country, Jazz, Classical, Blues or even Rock 'n' Roll.

- Jim Sullivan

Rewriting Very

Particularly in my early days, I did very little rewriting.

- Jimmy Webb

Specialty Bit

Finding specialty food items was a bit of a challenge in Asia in the early days of getting the Mozza's up and running. Everything is built on relationships, and when you start somewhere new, it takes time to develop that. Staffing can also present challenges.

- Joe Bastianich

I Remember Six

I remember in the early days when we played six nights a week for a month and I was doing my long drum solo every night. My hands were covered in blisters.

- John Bonham

Doing Before

We were doing mobile games before the iPhone. We were doing free-to-play with 'Quake Live.' We wanted to do massively multiplayer stuff in the early days but didn't have the resources to do it.

- John Carmack

Measuring Very

In the early days, I had everything to prove. A very working class lad with a burning ambition. A very crude way of measuring success is how much you are worth.

- John Caudwell

Play Larger

We were gradually playing larger venues and in the early days PA systems were kind of non-existent. So to play loud, we had to use louder equipment. The PA systems back then didn't mic the instruments - only the vocals.

- John Entwistle

Over Very

It's suddenly practical to do very high quality video wirelessly over mobile devices, and we're just in the early days of that.

- John Sculley

Roof Over

All men and women need a roof over their heads and need to be fed and have proper health care. I don't know that I believed that, or even understood that, in the early days.

- Jon Huntsman, Sr.

Mistake Hiring

In the early days, start-ups make the main mistake of hiring people to do the work that they could do themselves.

- Jon Oringer

Spain Been

When my generation, those early days of television - I know I've been thinking about this lately - my two flashes of me as a little boy. One, I'm standing in front of the radio freaking out that Nat King Cole's singing 'Lady of Spain', just this stuff coming out of the radio, and Guy Williams singing 'Wild Horses' coming out of the radio.

- Jonathan Demme


Rightfully given near-deity status in the early days of industrial America, the J.P. Morgans, Rockefellers, Carnegies, and Vanderbilts of the world not only ran our country, they were also revered - and often despised - as larger-than-life personalities who could perform feats mere mortals could only dream of.

- Judy Smith

Outlaw Watched

'The Outlaw Josey Wales' is one I watched again and again and again in the early days of VHS.

- Ben Mendelsohn

Back Broadway

Broadway has changed tremendously from the early days when the shows were referred to as musical comedies. Musical Theater is now a more expanded art form. Back then, singer/actors were not the norm. From the 60's to now, it is necessary to do it all to be a consummate Broadway performer.

- Betty Buckley

Based Mostly

From the early days of European migration to America, in the 17th Century, the prototype of buildings was based on English precedent, even if mostly translated into the locally available material in abundance: timber.

- Harry Seidler


In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.

- Havelock Ellis

Very Episode

I fear this little episode does not speak very favourably for my business capacity in those early days, for I certainly ought to have made much more than I did by this really important invention.

- Henry Bessemer

Own Mutually

Although Bill Finger literally typed the scripts in the early days, he wrote the scripts from ideas that we mutually collaborated on. Many of the unique concepts and story twists also came from my own fertile imagination.

- Bob Kane

Think Always

I think the idealism has always been marketing. Even back in the early days of Apple and the 'pirate' mentality, they were building a computer that they wanted to differentiate from IBM and Microsoft.

- Brad Stone

Enjoy Trained

I used to do a lot of fencing in the theater and a lot of horse riding in the early days, so I'm used to it in a way. If you're classically trained like I am, it's a little bit like mother's milk to me. I enjoy it.

- Brian Cox

Concerned Very

From the very early days of seeing patients, I noticed that many of them seemed to be concerned with issues of their mortality, and so the philosophy training I had taken began to seem rather important to me.

- Irvin D. Yalom

Big Private

I survived because I never took on big responsibilities in my private life. In the early days, I lived on two or three pounds a week and learned to cook - and I'm a good cook - because I had to. Even when I went on holiday, I stayed in other people's houses.

- Cameron Mackintosh

Doing TV

I just remember the early days of Tenacious D. There was no talk or thought about doing a TV show or a movie.

- Jack Black

Been Very

In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything. I think that's kind of natural for anyone who's just embraced Islam - or any religion - as a convert. It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.

- Cat Stevens

College Big

From my early days of playing 2:2 in basketball against my three older brothers to my years playing Division 1 college basketball and lacrosse, sports have played a big role in my leadership development.

- Cathy Engelbert

Rap Anybody

I loved rap, especially in the early days. But I wasn't trying to shove it down anybody's throats.

- Dee Dee Ramone

Brothers Many

I have so many great memories of the Allman Brothers early days. It was an incredible time.

- Dickey Betts

Captain Back

To go back to visit the early days with Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, when she was the dance captain of 'How to Succeed,' and finding them again 25 years later and working with them on 'Charity.' That was really great fun.

- Donna McKechnie

Been Joan

If you really want to know someone, you must see their emotions off guard. That's how I know Joan Crawford could never have been cruel to her children. I really knew her, when she was still Billie, as she liked to be called in the early days. In a relationship as close as ours, I had the chance to see her in every kind of personal situation.

- Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Play Only

I was only in one play at Steppenwolf, in the early days.

- Douglas Wood

Better Career

It doesn't get much better than playing Elvis during the early days of his career.

- Drake Milligan

Being Fictional

We, being the Western world, wouldn't let Russia off the hook on debt. So there were demands on debt servicing in the early days until they ran out of reserves. There was no real aid program, just a fictional aid program.

- Jeffrey Sachs

Color Sound

What happened in the early days of Disney is that Walt Disney used all of the new technologies as they came out. When matting came out, they adopted it. They adopted sound and color and xerography. Walt did that. And then, when he died, people began to think that this is just about making films, so they stopped bringing in new technologies.

- Ed Catmull

Some Extension

My style is an extension of acting and an outcome of some serious lessons I picked up learning when I did theatre in my early days.

- Kapil Sharma

Some Necessary

In the early days of his reign, Bismarck confided to a friend that it would some day be necessary for Germany to confine William II in an insane asylum.

- Kelly Miller

Television Took

We took the whole thing far too seriously. After all, those were early days in television.

- Ernie Wise

Still Shutter

In the early days of picture-taking, the exposure shutter had to stay open for a long time, so you had to stay really still.

- Eve Plumb

Films Tapes

I went to Washington to ask for a little residual payment for the people who had written films in the early, early days, people who never got any residuals on tapes or anything at all.

- Fay Wray

Black Very

In the early days, we just wore black onstage. Very bold, my dear. Then we introduced white, for variety, and it simply grew and grew.

- Freddie Mercury

Finger Zeppelin

We were disliked by the press in the early days because they couldn't put their finger on us, and that was the case with Zeppelin as well.

- Freddie Mercury

Artist Alive

Back in the early days like for the Temptations, Supremes and Four Tops, artist development was alive in record companies. Every artist had a moment to develop the record visually. When the web took over and camera phones, it stripped the artists of the power to figure it out. So there's a need to bridge that gap and that's my job.

- Laurieann Gibson

I Remember Nine

I remember back in the early days of Microsoft that from the day that you decided that you were just going to put out an ad to a customer - and all you were usually able to tell them was that a new product was available - it was about nine months before you could actually reach the first customer.

- Gabe Newell

Politics Been

My childhood, adolescence and high school days are unusually important. If there has ever been a time that I developed a uniqueness and sense of humor and the ability to organize, it was then. In those early days, I developed the skills that gave me a certain degree of success in American politics.

- Lee Atwater


Most of the available Indian films in Australia are Bollywood. I did not watch them. In my early days, I watched Satyajit Ray's 'Apu Trilogy,' which was a beautiful take on social realism.

- Garth Davis

Play Broadway

My early days in Broadway were all comedies. I never did a straight play on Broadway.

- Gene Hackman

My Own Distress

In my early days in Hollywood I tried to be economical. I designed my own clothes, much to my mother's distress.

- Gene Tierney

Buy I Remember

I remember the early days when every month I had to decide whether I should continue to lease a typewriter or if I could finally afford to buy it. Yes, that $12 a month really made a difference in our budget.

- Linda McMahon

Voice Poetic

Back in those early days when I began my apprenticeship as a poet, I also tried to voice our anger, spirit of defiance and resistance in a Jamaican poetic idiom.

- Linton Kwesi Johnson


As far as Alfa is concerned, everything is possible; the brand is extremely sporty and connected to Ferrari since the early days of motorsports.

- Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

Treat Fancy

During the early days of HootSuite, when social media was still seen as a fad, I made the decision to treat our funding as if it were my personal bank account. That's not to say I blew it on fast cars and fancy dinners. Exactly the opposite.

- Ryan Holmes

Every Day Bags

In my early days in school, I had no shoes, no school bags. There were days I had only one meal... I walked miles and crossed rivers to school every day. Didn't have power, didn't have generators, studied with lanterns, but I never despaired.

- Goodluck Jonathan

Bad Very

The food isn't too bad. It's very different from the food that the astronauts ate in the very early days of the space program.

- Sally Ride

People Very

In the early days of eBay, I articulated for the very first time this belief that people are basically good.

- Pierre Omidyar

Think Pretty

I mean, I think in the early days we were pretty... pretty British in our entertainment leads.

- Graeme Murphy

Go Built

If you go back to the early days of aviation, the guys designing it built it, and then they got in it and flew it. I mean, who does that anymore?

- Graham Hawkes

Through Them

Successful entrepreneurs develop products that inspire their passion. They have to. It's that passion that gets them through the long, arduous, uncertain and frightening early days of a start-up.

- Mitch Kapor

Bad Kid

I was in a choir as a kid. It was from those early days that my outlook on harmonies and arrangements were nurtured. I always took that with me, even on the earliest Bad Religion record, which strangely was only about six years after that.

- Greg Graffin

Been Violent

Football has always been violent. In the early days of the game, they didn't wear hard helmets. They wore soft helmets, which were just designed to protect the ears. In the '40s and '50s they began to introduce hard helmets, which provided much more protection against things like skull fractures.

- Greg Ip

Some Impacted

The workouts have positively impacted the astronauts' bones and muscles, and they are coming back in really good shape. But some are losing bone and muscle but not as much as we saw in the early days.

- Scott Kelly

Organ About

I'm basically a keyboard player, so if it's got a keyboard on it, I'll give it a shot. I played a lot of organ in the early days. I can make a few chords on guitar, but that's about it.

- Ray Stevens

Memory About

When we think about online learning, it's such 'early days.' Bill Gates is a wildly smart insightful guy. Yet, even a guy as smart and insightful as that, 30 years ago can say things like, 'Who's every going to need more than 640K of memory?'

- Reed Hastings

Lunch Existence

It was a real hand-to-mouth existence in those early days - I'd have whatever dry cereal there was in the house for breakfast, 30 cents to spend on lunch and a hot dog for dinner. I did that for years. So there was definitely a hunger in me, of various kinds, to succeed.

- Neil Diamond

About Terribly

A lot of my stories about the old days, they're delicious and funny. But every time I recall the early days, it's painful. With every anecdote, it's painful because you're summoning up the terribly, terribly difficult life of my parents. And it's painful because I didn't realize at the time how hard it was for them.

- Mario Cuomo

Mentor Named

In my early days I was a contract player at Universal and I had a wonderful mentor named Monique James, who was head of talent there, and she used to drag me on sets to do parts.

- Sharon Gless

Through Been

The United States has been fighting African pirates since the early days of the republic - battles so formative that, among other things, they established a long-standing pattern of dealing with foreign policy problems through armed interventions and also inspired the iconic phrase 'the shores of Tripoli' in the Marine Corps hymn.

- Nick Turse

Explain Startup

In a startup, in the early days, it can be hard to explain what you do.

- Trip Adler

Jealous Posted

That's the miracle of Amazon! It's like Internet dating. In the early days, you could get slimed as an author on Amazon by someone bearing a grudge, or jealous, or whatever. And because there were so few reviews posted, this stank.

- Nigel Hamilton

Caught Anybody

Well, The Day the Earth Caught Fire was a story... I don't if anybody knows what it is but it was about... in the early days of testing nuclear bombs, that Russia and America happened to test a nuclear bomb at the same moment at different ends of the earth.

- Val Guest

Tested Mortar

Infrastructure alone won't end poverty. The World Bank had to learn this lesson, too. While we believed too much in bricks and mortar in our early days, we now understand that bringing together funding, technical expertise, and tested knowledge goes much further.

- Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Through Became

Our platform is a one-stop shop, from marketing and promotion through to ticketing. But even in the early days, in 2006-07, when we were mostly carrying shortform video, we became the premier movie marketing platform.

- Victor Koo

Some Private

If you have a private firm and you spend a ton of money to pay employees, but what you produce is a flop, there will be no value to GDP. But government spending all gets counted as contributing to economic growth. That's why in the early days of creating these measurements, some people didn't want to count government spending.

- Robert Higgs

Very Shared

My family fled Iran in October 1978 as a result of the coming revolution when I was two years old. In the early days, my entire family lived together in a very crowded house, where I shared a room with my sister, cousin, and grandmother, and we would all listen to my grandmother tell stories before bedtime.

- Pardis Sabeti

London Capital

In my early days, I wrote my dissertation for MIT at the London School of Economics, really under James Meade, but my dissertation was five chapters on the theory of capital movement, but it didn't mention money.

- Robert Mundell