“ In a sense, it's a foregone conclusion as to what the final vote is going to be. ” - Orrin Hatch “ Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it… You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week. ” - Will Rogers “ One who daily puts the finishing touches on his life is never in want of time. ” - Seneca “ Like the other bidding cities, we will be our making final efforts to communicate the essential message of the London bid,... We arrived here early to allow us to focus on finalizing our presentation. This has been a good opportunity to finalize the scripts, to take a further look at our visual material and to arrive in the centre of Singapore refreshed and better able to focus on the conversations we need to have. ” - Sebastian Coe “ The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort - the opening, terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing - the opening a wonderfully joyous moment. ” - Andy Rooney “ When I am finishing a picture I hold some God-made object up to it — a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand — as a kind of final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it is bad art. ” - Marc Chagall “ Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion. ” - Richard M. Nixon “ Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand. ” - Euripides “ When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness. ” - Tecumseh “ No, come to think of it, I don't think the Cure will end, but I can make up an ending if you want me to. ” - Robert Smith “ I really don't deserve this, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either. ” - Jack Benny “ Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever. ” - Unknown “ There is nothing final about a mistake, except its being taken as final. ” - Phyllis Bottome “ And I think it's a little early to be concluding that any judgment like that would be conclusive. ” - Donald Rumsfeld “ Indeed it is better to postpone, lest either we complete too little by hurrying, or wander too long in completing it. ” - Tertullian “ I thought that deserved tears but for a very different reason.... I thought it was like the never ending song. ” - Simon Cowell “ We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC can be. ” - Bill Gates “ I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life. ” - George Clooney “ I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an exception. ” - Sir Richard Steele “ The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. ” - Arthur Schopenhauer “ It is the nature of aphoristic thinking to be always in a state of concluding; a bid to have the final word is inherent in all powerful phrase-making. ” - Susan Sontag “ When I came to DreamWorks, I was in bad trouble. They were in bad trouble. They were millions of dollars in the hole and a few days from closing their doors. I was on my last leg. ” - Toby Keith “ When business revived in the closing years of the nineteenth century, the history of American railroads began a new chapter. ” - John Moody “ It doesn't make sense to talk about successful corporations in a society whose schools, hospitals, churches, symphonies, or libraries are deteriorating or closing. ” - Clifton C. Garvin Jr.