Earliest Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Earliest Quotes from famous authors such as Jeffrey Wright, Rainer Weiss, David Perlmutter, Mick Hucknall, Justin Halpern. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

Some of my earliest heroes were congresswomen like Shirley Chisholm and Barbara Jordan.
Jeffrey Wright
Gravitational waves, because they are so imperturbable – they go through everything – they will tell you the most information you can get about the earliest instants that go on in the universe.
Rainer Weiss
From the earliest moments of life, children begin to learn the fundamentals of language. The most powerful influence for effective language development are the verbal interactions with caregivers.
David Perlmutter
I first sang ‘Holding Back the Years’ in my earliest band, Frantic Elevators. When the Elevators split and I started Simply Red, I returned to the song and wrote the ‘I’ll keep holding on’ chorus.
Mick Hucknall
Before I proposed to my now-wife, I was understandably nervous. My father suggested that I take stock of all of my experiences and relationships with women, from my earliest memories to present day, and see if I had learned anything that might inform my decision.
Justin Halpern
My earliest memories of going to Fenway with my father are a blur: many games, me too young to care, but aware that our team ‘stunk.’ In those years, the 1960s, the Red Sox baseball card I always coveted most was not Carl Yastrzemski’s but the far more ordinary Felix Mantilla’s.
Francisco Goldman
One of my earliest lessons in guilt was imparted in childhood through the story of the death of Mahatma Gandhi’s father.
Amitava Kumar
As more and more Americans spend their earliest hours scrolling through news alerts and weather forecasts on their smartphones and tablets, morning shows have to adapt, too. And their biggest competitive advantage may be that, unlike an iPhone, they offer some form of companionship.
Brian Stelter
My earliest memory is seeing Michael Jackson in Melbourne with my sister when I was about ten. I still have this souvenir stick with a glove that would light up and make a peace sign in a bunch of different colors. I’m so happy my mom didn’t throw that out.
Emilie de Ravin
We did not have a television while I was growing up, and so I read voraciously. My earliest memory of being utterly transfixed by a book was Madeleine L’Engle’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’
Dan Brown
In my own creations, the earliest influence came from the ancient civilisations of Egypt, China, Africa and Persia. In fact, one of my earlier creations was a range of tunics, made from silk procured from the islands of Madagascar.
Mary McFadden
The earliest known writing probably emerged in southern Mesopotamia around 5,000 years ago, but for most of recorded history, reading and writing remained among the most elite human activities: the province of monarchs, priests and nobles who reserved for themselves the privilege of lasting words.
Tom Chatfield
My earliest memories are doing commercials and TV.
Jodie Foster
I have always loved wrestling and grew up watching it – my earliest memories include watching Hulk Hogan.
Sami Zayn
Posttraumatic stress is something that’s always existed. I think that the earliest recording was during the Trojan War, but it’s only recently that we’re beginning to be aware of it.
Janine di Giovanni
One of my earliest memories is my father telling me to behave because I’m about to meet and work with the greatest actor of all time. Then this old guy comes out and I was like, ‘Pfff, he doesn’t look anything like Luke Skywalker, I don’t know what my dad is trying to tell me here.’
Sean Maguire
My earliest vivid memory would be my Nigerian mother. She would wrap me on her back. I remember being on her back a lot. It felt like a ride, like I was riding a dinosaur; going everywhere and seeing everything.
John Boyega
My earliest interest in game design came when I was in primary school, and my parents bought a Commodore 128 computer. I taught myself to write programs in BASIC, and then I made my own games.
Brendan Myers
One of my earliest memories was me singing ‘Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’ at the top of my voice when I was seven. I got totally carried away. My grandmother, Sarah, was in the next room. I didn’t even realise she was there. I was terribly embarrassed.
James Taylor
I never thought I was going to make a career out of tennis, to be honest, until I was 10 or 11 years old. One of my earliest memories is when I was seven, and I was competing against players that were three, four years older than me. I didn’t take it too seriously at the time. I was having a lot of fun.
Grigor Dimitrov
From my earliest childhood, my attention was specially directed to the subject of acoustics, and specially to the subject of speech, and I was urged by my father to study everything relating to these subjects, as they would have an important bearing upon what was to be my professional work.
Alexander Graham Bell
The happiest years of my mother’s life were spent in Washington, D.C. It was where she met my father, where John was born and where I spent my earliest years.
Caroline Kennedy
My earliest memory is learning to read ‘Muffin the Mule’ when I was about three.
Mark E. Smith
New York’s various undergrounds can make for a disciplined apprenticeship, and Gaga takes pride in her earliest fan base of art, fashion and music students.
Darryl Pinckney
I do remember the space program from my earliest memories. It’s always been with me and something I wanted to be a part of.
Shannon Walker
If you listen to the great Beatle records, the earliest ones where the lyrics are incredibly simple. Why are they still beautiful? Well, they’re beautifully sung, beautifully played, and the mathematics in them is elegant. They retain their elegance.
Bruce Springsteen
I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who did not urge upon his sons, from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the practice of accumulation.
William Graham Sumner
My earliest influences were things I heard in my household.
Boz Scaggs
I grew up surrounded by two farms and their fields. My earliest memories are of our mongrel dog running around and cows looking in the window while we ate our tea.
Suranne Jones
When I first started drawing the earliest incarnation of ‘Optic Nerve,’ I hadn’t even been on a date; I hadn’t had a romantic relationship of any kind yet, so in a way, I was almost writing science fiction.
Adrian Tomine
My earliest memory as a kid was when I was about six, my dad used to take me and our Labrador Glen for a walk. We used to take a wind up camera and go searching for crop circles. We’d make little notes and I’d take photos of the circles.
Scarlett Moffatt
There is an invisible garment woven around us from our earliest years; it is made of the way we eat, the way we walk, the way we greet people.
Jean Giraudoux
My earliest musical memory is of my older sister playing me Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ on headphones in the back of the car on a road trip.
Mike Posner
My earliest love, which was sort of an obsession, actually, was Nas. I was in seventh grade, I believe, when ‘Nastradamus’ was out, and I took it pretty far.
Solange Knowles
The writings and the recommendations of the earliest medical scientists and the new breed of clinicians between the mid-fifteenth and early seventeenth centuries were based on the supposition that sufficient study and experimentation would elucidate not only the origins of disease, but its treatment as well.
Sherwin B. Nuland
Cosmic terror appears as an ingredient of the earliest folklore of all races and is crystallised in the most archaic ballads, chronicles, and sacred writings.
H. P. Lovecraft
My earliest memories are when my father was the attorney general at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. We would go to visit him at the Justice Department and take the tunnel over to the FBI building and watch the sharpshooters at practice.
Kerry Kennedy
The earliest memories I have of the ocean are actually stories – stories from my grandfather, the legendary ocean explorer and conservationist Jacques Cousteau. My passion for ocean conservation stems from learning at a very young age that we’re all connected; we’re all in this together.
Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
I’m just old enough to be able to say I got those very first Beatles records right as they were hitting America. My father brought them home. It was definitely the earliest musical influence on my life, and still one of the greatest.
Lee Ranaldo
The earliest you can play Christmas music is on Thanksgiving.
I did a few DJ gigs at empty clubs, sort of as a warm-up set before Flume was a thing. I did one when I got big enough, and I had five friends come down, and they were the only ones dancing. That was one of my earliest ones. I was super nervous.
My earliest memory is going to live with my grandmother when I was four. My mum told me she was going on holiday, but I didn’t see her for three months.
Davina McCall
Yes, there have been women in comedy. Moms Mabley was one of the earliest. She was an African American comedian; she often dressed up as an older, disheveled woman.
Rebecca Traister
The true idea of a church has not yet been shown the world, a visible Church, I mean, unless it was in the very earliest times; yes, the twelve disciples bound to their Lord in love, to do his work forever, that was a church, a Christian family.
Lucy Larcom
My earliest memory of books is not of reading but of being read to. I spent hours listening, watching the face of the person reading aloud to me.
Hisham Matar
One of my earliest memories is of being about three and a half, climbing through the legs of a man who I didn’t know was the famous actor, Patrick Magee.
Samantha Bond
I think that some of the earliest ideas in the modern period were actually from astronomy. You look at Galileo: He goes up and points his telescope up at Jupiter and finds out, hey, Jupiter has these moons.
Trevor Paglen
I didn’t set out to be a singer. Actually, the earliest creative efforts I made were drawings copied from comics we got every week at the newsagent, or rearranging photos I cut out and pasted in scrapbooks.
My earliest memory of freedom was when I was about 14 and I stopped caring what people thought about me! I was so free and in charge! That whole year I was exploring myself, and I was so ‘free’ that I got sent away to boarding school.
Bria Vinaite
My earliest memory is dreamlike: in a small orchard or garden I am carried on the arm, I believe, of my father; there was a group of grown-ups, my mother among them, and the group was slowly walking in the orchard, it seems toward the house.
Immanuel Velikovsky
Perhaps the earliest memories I have are of being a stubborn, determined child. Through the years my mother has told me that it was fortunate that I chose to do acceptable things, for if I had chosen otherwise, no one could have deflected me from my path.
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
So many people: Lucille Ball is the earliest incarnation of a woman I thought was funny, Joan Rivers, Roseanne, Carol Burnett, Gilda Radnor, down to current times, where you have Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Kristen Wiig.
Chelsea Peretti
My own journey in becoming a poet began with memory – with the need to record and hold on to what was being lost. One of my earliest poems, ‘Give and Take,’ was about my Aunt Sugar, how I was losing her to her memory loss.
Natasha Trethewey
At school, I wasn’t as interested in mathematics. I did OK, but at the earliest point I could stop doing math, I stopped.
Matt Haig
My earliest memories are being in the lab, and the way the cement felt and the way it smelled, and the way the countertops looked and it just being this wonderful, warm, happy place where it was just full of toys.
Hope Jahren
My earliest memories were in the back of my grandad’s car listening to Test Match Special.
Stuart Broad
I love pies of all types. I especially love rhubarb. I grew up with rhubarb growing on our property, and my mom would make rhubarb pies and jam. I have to admit, though, my earliest memories of rhubarb were not fond ones, but over time, I grew to love it.
Johnny Iuzzini
The earliest recollection I have of being in the kitchen and cooking was in the third grade, and we lived in Germany. And I remember cooking scrambled eggs.
Steve Ells
Female friendships have sustained me from my earliest days as a child.
Amanda de Cadenet
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
John Adams
Comedy was why I got into acting the first place. Peter Sellers was a huge influence on my wanting to act. I grew up with him and found him hysterical. The Pink Panther films were an inspiration, from my earliest childhood days, when I was watching them with my brother and my dad.
Sally Hawkins
My earliest memories are of traveling from Jacksonville, Florida, to visit my uncle and his family in Tallahassee.
Derek Trucks
A lot of the earliest ‘Instagram’ celebrities took really beautiful photos. But you’re starting to see a change where it’s not about beauty; it’s about the story that you tell.
Kevin Systrom
Wrestling is one of the earliest and oldest martial arts there is.
Rashad Evans
I grew up in New York City during the Depression. My earliest recollections were of my parents talking about what they would do if they didn’t have the rent money. Luckily, we were never evicted. But my father was unemployed most of the time.
Stan Lee
My earliest sporting memory is probably going judo when I was about 6 or 7 years old. My dad and my brother did it for a couple of years when I was young, in Nigeria.
Jimi Manuwa
I came in as an engineer and worked on artificial intelligence at Google. I worked on related sites and matching advertising to queries with some of our earliest ads.
Marissa Mayer
My earliest memory of dancing is that I won a dance contest in Jamaica when I was 6.
NLE Choppa
I started off at a local newspaper called ‘The Middle East Times,’ which is no longer in existence. I remember one of the earliest stories that I wrote for them was a study about domestic violence in Egypt from a government-run research institute think tank.
Mona Eltahawy
The earliest maps were ‘story’ maps. Cartographers were artists who mingled knowledge with supposition, memory and fears. Their maps described both landscape and the events, which had taken place within it, enabling travellers to plot a route as well as to experience a story.
Rory MacLean
Haunted since the day its discovery was projected all over the world in 1994, I, like many others, have always wanted to see inside the Chauvet cave, site of the world’s earliest known cave art. Quite rightly, we will never go. It is closed to the public.
Simon McBurney
My earliest experience was reading Edward Albee’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ at 8, you know, with a bunch of kids on my steps – on the stoops – and knowing that I wanted to direct them saying the lines. I don’t really know how to articulate that ’cause there wasn’t someone to show me.
Lee Daniels
My earliest influence was Quincy Jones. I thought ‘The Wiz’ soundtrack was the most amazing thing I’d ever heard. It was my first record and you had Michael Jackson, Ted Ross, Nipsey Russell and Diana Ross on it. I even took it to show and tell in third grade!
Jill Scott
My earliest political memory is of attending, in 1975, a tub-thumping campaign rally with my father in Adelaide.
Julia Gillard
My earliest memories of defying my parents were through music. I remember rap being banned in my house, and then getting a Cam’ron album.
Kerby Jean-Raymond
My earliest books focus almost entirely on psychological tools to help readers employ effective commonsense approaches to problems. There are no references to God or a higher self in the first 15 or so years of my publishing history.
Wayne Dyer
The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality.
Chris Chocola
My earliest design work was print, and that was my first love. Of course, as the years went on, I did more and more Web design and less and less print. And like everyone who made the switch from print to Web design, I bemoaned the lack of control.
John Gruber
Perhaps the most telling witness against the claim of accurate history for the Bible comes when we read the earliest narrative of the crucifixion found in Mark’s gospel and discover that it is not based on eyewitness testimony at all.
John Shelby Spong
Some of my earliest political feelings were based on the anti-Japanese bubblegum cards I got. There were also Spanish Civil War bubblegum cards. Awful.
Ed Asner
Janet Landis came to work in my group in the summer of 1957 when our first bubble-chamber was churning out its earliest pictures.
Luis Walter Alvarez
One of my earliest memories is of seeing my mother in her beach chair, reading a book under an umbrella by the water’s edge while my sisters and I played beside her. Of all the life lessons she taught me, that is one of my favorites: to take time at a place I love, restore my spirit with books and the beach.
Luanne Rice
My earliest realization of the stir of national life was the torch parade in the Garfield campaign. On that occasion, I was not only allowed out that night, but I saw the lamps being filled and lighted.
Herbert Hoover
My earliest memories would be ‘Little House On The Prairie.’ I also really liked watching ‘Three’s Company.’
Betsy Brandt
My earliest memories of football were watching and being taught about the legends. Hearing about the likes of Diego Maradona and Pele and watching them on VHS tapes.
Bugzy Malone
My earliest acting memory is making up a play for my mom and dad called The Lonesome Baby. I have no idea what The Lonesome Baby was about. I just remember the title. But I’m sure it was an epic.
Jane Horrocks
It is one of the most beautiful facts in this human existence of ours, that we remember the earliest and freshest part of it most vividly. Doubtless it was meant that our childhood should live on in us forever.
Lucy Larcom
The earliest English attempts at rhyming probably included words whose agreement is so slight that it deserves the name of mere ‘assonance’ rather than that of actual rhyme.
H. P. Lovecraft
Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die.
Soren Kierkegaard
In the earliest days, this was a project I worked on with great passion because I wanted to solve the Defense Department’s problem: it did not want proprietary networking and it didn’t want to be confined to a single network technology.
Vint Cerf
My earliest, most impactful encounter with a book was when I was seven and awoke early on Christmas morning to find Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ in my stocking. I had never been so excited by the sight of a book – and have possibly never been since!
Sophie Kinsella
Since the earliest days of Eventbrite, we’ve made our people core to our mission. Our culture is an ever-evolving manifestation of those on our team. As people join, we believe in earning their trust by demonstrating we’ll embrace them and help them grow.
Julia Hartz
America was first colonized by Puritans. Most of our earliest immigrants, and many since, have come here in order to practice their religious beliefs as they please. Our culture has always been, and will most likely always be, profoundly influenced by religion.
James Frey
For me, one of my earliest memories of politics where I thought that I could do anything was when Walter Mondale of Minnesota picked Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. I literally remember what she wore – the red dress, the white pearls. And I saw that, and I thought, ‘Anything is possible.’
Amy Klobuchar
Rescuing women from their burden of unwarranted guilt is going to require ‘educational practices and socializing agents’ even more effective than the ones that have been relentlessly loading female humans with responsibility for other people’s behavior from their earliest childhood.
Germaine Greer
One of my earliest ventures was when I was nine years old. I realized there was a shortage of pencils at school, so I started Rent-a-Pencil. But I made a fundamental mistake. Everybody stole my pencils.
Bruce Dickinson
My earliest experiences in meditation were in a context of intensive retreats.
Sharon Salzberg
I’d say some of my earliest scent memories are from home – just things that were around my house, and my mom’s cooking.
Shawn Mendes
At school I was always taller than the rest of my class, and because I was an only child, I was comfortable with adults but shy and awkward with other kids. I was quiet, bookish, and in spite of my size, hopeless at sports. In short, I was different. And even in the earliest grades, I got pounded for it.
Octavia E. Butler
I was always someone who wanted to write. I was a real shy, bookworm-ish kid, and I think my earliest stuff was fairly dark.
Gillian Flynn
One of my earliest jobs drawing was ‘Wonder Woman: Our Worlds At War,’ with Phil Jimenez, which was a really cool jaunt through her history. I got to draw this two-page spread that was set in the Golden Age.
Cliff Chiang
Any species capable of producing, at this earliest, juvenile stage of its development… the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, cannot be all bad.
Lewis Thomas
I remember from my earliest years people speaking, you know, in a certain kind of rhythm and telling stories and sharing experiences in a way that was different in Indian country than it was other places. And I was really struck by this and obviously very affected by it, because it’s always come out in my songs.
Robbie Robertson
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
Henry David Thoreau
If you look back to the earliest religions, before they got organized and started building churches and amassing wealth, they all sprang from the same place – they were inspired by nature.
Simon Toyne
My earliest memories are of dysphoria.
Laura Jane Grace
I am convinced that when the history of international law comes to be written centuries hence, it will be divided into two periods: the first being from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century, and the second beginning with the Hague Conference.
Ludwig Quidde
From my earliest youth, I have known that while one is obliged to plan with care the stages of one’s journey, one is entitled to dream, and keep dreaming, of its destination. A man may feel as old as his years yet as young as his dreams.
Shimon Peres
My earliest memory is trying to read Beatrix Potter, and the words were literally jumping off the page.
Princess Beatrice of York
I spent my earliest years in Colwyn Bay in north Wales with my mother and grandmother, while my father was stationed with the RAF in India.
Terry Jones
My grandmother was kind, but she knew what she wanted and she wasn’t afraid to give a command. When, eventually, I ran my own kitchen, I realized I had a leadership model reaching back into my earliest memories.
Dominique Crenn
After Joe passed away in the war, it seemed only natural that Jack and Bobby and then Teddy might pursue office as well. Public service was part of our DNA from our earliest years.
Jean Kennedy Smith
For the earliest period of the history of Israel, all that precedes the building of the temple, not a trace can be found of any sanctuary of exclusive legitimacy.
Julius Wellhausen
There is but little room for doubt that Egypt led the way in the creation of the earliest known group of civilizations which arose on both sides of the land bridge between Africa and Eurasia in the fourth millennium B.C.
James Henry Breasted
May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother, about the Queen – classic Freudian stuff, shrinks would say. I was eight, and refusing to watch the Queen’s Christmas Day broadcast.
Alastair Campbell
I love fruit. One of my earliest memories is climbing trees for figs, and I once got stuck in one when I was six. I could see the biggest, juiciest fig and I climbed up and got it and ate it right there, sitting on a branch. Then I realised I couldn’t get down.
Katie Melua
My earliest memories were when my mom would put me in the plays that she was in because she couldn’t afford a babysitter… she was part of this theater group.
Christina Applegate
It wasn’t until I was in my teens that I started admiring writers as inspirations for my own work, and my earliest influences there were Stephen King, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Richard Adams.
Kelley Armstrong
The people who get up earliest in the morning have the highest propensity to vote UKIP. I’m being absolutely serious about that.
Nigel Farage
My earliest memory is being in a snow hole, aged two-and-a-half, with my dad somewhere up a mountain in a blizzard. I don’t know what my dad saw in me – I was a geeky kid – but he had that philosophy: prepare the kid for the road, not the road for the kid.
Tommy Caldwell
My earliest memory was watching gymnastics on live TV and wanting to do what the ‘big girls’ did.
Laurie Hernandez
In the past, I was free to write in quiet and in the space wherever my desk was at. I could leave my instruments out. In the past, my writing was super private; I never liked showing my work at its earliest stages.
Amanda Shires
The idea of the museum is to show my work since the start, and I wanted to show all of it, not just to choose between different pieces. They are grouped together in themes – minimalism, androgyny, black and white, graphic, flowers, and so on – from the earliest designs to the most recent ones.
Giorgio Armani
I feel like my earliest encounters with mascots, they were never too receptive of me. I was a taller child. I always looked a little older than I was. I don’t think I ever got proper attention from those mascots.
Robin Lopez
My earliest childhood memory is watching the sunlight through a jar of amber full of wasps.
Amanda Harlech
My earliest childhood memories are just of me falling and getting injuries.
Vikramaditya Motwane
My earliest professional musical experiences were really as a session player, and every day was an adventure. Three sessions a day, every day, and you never knew who you would be working with until you arrived at the studio.
Rick Wakeman
All of my work stems from the simplest of ideas that go back to the earliest civilizations: making clothing from one piece of cloth. It is my touchstone.
Issey Miyake
Some of my earliest memories are dancing in the kitchen, standing on my mom’s toes.
Ian Ziering
The science-fictional motif of lethal, infectious information – bad memes – is a fascinating one, with an extended history. One of the earliest instances is Robert W. Chambers’s ‘The King in Yellow’ from 1895. Chambers’s conceit is a malevolent play: read beyond Act II, and you go mad.
Paul Di Filippo
One of my earliest memories is seeing a ‘Godzilla’ movie – not just my earliest movie memory, but any kind of memory.
Travis Beacham
Online abuse has been a problem since the earliest days of the web.
Katharine Viner
I’ve always seen myself as one of those ‘show people.’ My earliest memories are wanting and needing to entertain people, like a gypsy traveler who goes from place to place, city to city, performing for audiences and reaching people.
Brittany Murphy
The earliest movies that I loved were French movies and Italian movies. I grew up watching those kind of movies and often find the truest looks at human nature – you can find them in another country’s movies.
Lucy Fisher
If one takes all the styles in jazz harmonically from the earliest beginnings to the latest experiments, he still has a rather limited scope when compared to the rest of music in the world.
Don Ellis
My earliest memories of holidays are from when I was about eight. We lived in Pennsylvania, and every year we’d visit Miami.
Jay Parini
I believe that investing in our children’s development from the earliest age is the single most important contribution we can make to the health and wellbeing of our citizens, their capacity and the future prosperity of our state.
Jay Weatherill
American populism is no stranger to our political life. From the earliest anti-Federalists to William Jennings Bryan, Huey Long, and George Wallace, and many in between, we’ve sampled the populist temptation, often in times of national distress and dislocation.
Rick Wilson
I guess my earliest football memories are of playing in the street and also the little pitches at school. I joined the local football team in my village when I was small, but we would play only once or twice a week. I honed my skills just by playing for fun with friends after school.
Arjen Robben
One of my earliest recollections is being woken up at some ungodly hour in the morning by my parents and sat in front of the fairly new black and white television, watching a grainy image of a man in a white suit climbing down a ladder. It was the first moon landing, and I became a sort of spaceman, as many kids were.
Charles Stross
From my earliest days I had a passion for science.
Joseph Rotblat
From its earliest days, stem cell research has been important to the people of Wisconsin.
Ron Kind
One of my earliest memories was watching Ken Patera and Big John Studd cut Andre The Giant’s hair. That was the first thing that had a serious effect on me emotionally. I was just moping around the house all day. I couldn’t believe they did this to Andre The Giant.
Christian Cage
Your biggest influences are the earliest ones. When I was young, I was very influenced by the short stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Brad Holland
I played music and sang from my earliest memories. The first pictures of me show me wandering around with a guitar that was larger than I was, and it became almost second nature to me.
Dwight Yoakam
Our relatives form the natural setting of our childhood. We understand ourselves best and are best understood by others through the persons who came nearest to us in our earliest years.
Lucy Larcom
The earliest books in the New Testament to be written were the Epistles, not the Gospels. It’s almost as though Saint Paul and others who wrote the Epistles weren’t that interested in whether Jesus was real.
Richard Dawkins
Our philosophy here, guys, is we’re going to work as long as we have to to get the work done. I’m not one that wants the coaches to compete to see who can get in the earliest, who stays the latest, who passes themselves on the way into work in the morning.
Jeff Fisher
One of my earliest memories is walking up a muddy road into the mountains. It was raining. Behind me, my village was burning. When there was school, it was under a tree. Then the United Nations came. They fed me, my family, my community.
Ban Ki-moon
My earliest food memory is being starving hungry after swimming. I think that’s quite common with children: the second you’re out of the water you want to have a Twix, a cup of tea and chips and salty stuff.
Sara Pascoe
The earliest paintings I loved were always the most non-referential paintings you can imagine, by painters such as Mondrian. I was thrilled by them because they didn’t refer to anything else. They stood alone, and they were just charged magic objects that did not get their strength from being connected to anything else.
Brian Eno
From the day I started to think politically and to develop my own moral values, from my earliest youth, I have been an ardent defender of Israel.
Steven Spielberg
From my earliest acquaintance with the science of political economy, it has been evident to my mind that capital was the product of labor, and that therefore, in its best analysis there could be no natural conflict between capital and labor.
Leland Stanford
The earliest sensation at the onset of illness, often preceding the recognition of identifiable symptoms, is apprehension. Something has gone wrong, and a glimpse of mortality shifts somewhere deep in the mind. It is the most ancient of our fears.
Lewis Thomas
Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages.
Daniel Goleman
My earliest memories are going into prisons. Going through metal detectors, getting searched by guards.
Chesa Boudin
I have been regularly confronted with racism, very regularly, and since my earliest childhood.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
My earliest memories as a kid was I would always try to make my mom and my stepdad laugh at dinner. Or make my friends laugh in class. And, I don’t know, it’s something I just really enjoy doing.
Justin Timberlake
I joke that I came out of my mother with chopsticks in my hands. But one of my earliest memories is of my dad forcing me to learn to eat with chopsticks.
Gok Wan
My earliest memories are of watching ‘Star Trek’ and ‘MASH’ while my parents barbecued chicken in the back yard. I was an American kid, through and through.
Mohsin Hamid
It is the honor of a lifetime to serve as Director. I long ago grew to know and admire the FBI from my earliest days as a line prosecutor to my years as assistant attorney general.
Christopher A. Wray
Literally, my earliest memory, my earliest vivid memory, is the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. Yeah, I was in fourth grade, and I was just so captivated. And I think you’ll find a lot of space scientists of my generation will say the same thing. Apollo was a big event for them.
David Grinspoon
My earliest memory from childhood is of fishing with my father. And I remember vividly we were in a store, and we were buying a pup tent to go on our first camping trip.
David Suzuki
My dad was a huge country music fan, but he also had a band and he sang. So he’d listen to a lot of music and the songs that he’d learn for the band were more from the male artists. So my earliest country memories were Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Johnny Paycheck even.
Martina McBride
My earliest thought, long before I was in high school, was just to go away, get out of my house, get out of my city. I went to Medford High School, but even in grade school and junior high, I fantasized about leaving.
Paul Theroux
I think my earliest ‘Star Wars’ memory that I have was from ‘Return of the Jedi.’ I distinctly remember the scene with the rancor under Jabba’s Palace.
Travis Beacham
You have got to give children respect from the earliest stage. You should be proud of whatever you do. If you’re not, you really shouldn’t be doing it at all.
Jade Jagger
It is a sad but undeniable reality that people have died in the line of duty since the earliest days of the United Nations. The first was Ole Bakke, a Norwegian member of the United Nations guard detachment, shot and killed in Palestine in 1948. The toll since then has included colleagues at all levels.
Ban Ki-moon
From my earliest memories, I loved the farm. My grandfather was a charter subscriber to Rodale’s Organic Gardening and Farming Magazine and had a huge, well kept garden with an octagonal chicken house in the corner.
Joel Salatin
I hate to date myself, but my earliest memories are Flash Gordon. I would love playing Flash Gordon in the neighborhood.
Bruce Davison
I had been one of the earliest social media adopters, driven by a mix of curiosity and enthusiasm for the way in which it levels borders and connects people who couldn’t really have connected otherwise.
Kelly Evans
I wrote my earliest piece for The Sunday Times about being a young wife.
Jilly Cooper
My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert.
Rick Moody
The earliest dictionaries were collections of criminal slang, swapped amongst ne’er-do-wells as a means of evading the authorities or indeed any outsider who might threaten the trade.
Susie Dent
Today the traveller on the Nile enters a wonderland at whose gates rise the colossal pyramids of which he has had visions perhaps from earliest childhood.
James Henry Breasted
My earliest memory is of my first day at primary school and the distress of seeing my mother part from me.And being in a room full of strangers – of aliens. I felt that I would never see her again.
Steven Berkoff
I always dreamt of being a girl. One of my earliest memories is spinning around in my mom’s skirt trying to look like a ballerina.
Andreja Pejic
One of my earliest memories is being backstage at ‘Bran Nue Dae’ in Darwin when I was about eight. It’s such a fun, happy show and a real celebration of being Aboriginal… it felt really great and achievable as a career. It all felt normal.
Shari Sebbens
The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance which my memory can evoke; it will therefore commence when I had attained the age of eight years and four months.
Giacomo Casanova
When I was four, we moved to the house on the west side of Chicago where I grew up. My earliest memories are of that first summer.
Hugh Hefner
In the earliest days, make-up and moralising were intertwined. The ‘cosmetic slops and washes’ of the 17th and 18th centuries aimed to smooth complexions and revive a woman’s ‘bloom’ – but their critics were never far behind.
Susie Dent
From earliest times, humans – explorers and thinkers – have wanted to figure out the shape of their world. Forever, the way we’ve done that is through storytelling. It is difficult to let the truth get in the way of a good story.
Adam Savage
I’ve always been a basketball player. My earliest memories are of playing basketball. I was born playing it. It’s why I’m so comfortable on the floor.
Jahlil Okafor
From my parents, I learned a very strong work ethic, and all of my brothers and sisters all worked from the earliest days of life right through to the present time.
George J. Mitchell
One day I was at the park with my family, all my cousins and stuff, in Frankston… We were all just singing a song and my aunty was like ‘oh guys, she can actually hold a note.’ I think that’s the earliest memory of someone actually pointing me out as someone that has an ability to sing. I was probably like 7 years old.
Tones and I
One of my earliest memories was of seeing horse-drawn buggies with little Amish children peering out at me from the back, their legs dangling as they jabbered in Pennsylvania Dutch, sometimes pointing and giggling at my family following slowly behind them in our car.
Beverly Lewis
I’d say that the director I had most involvement with was Alex Rockwell in ‘In the Soup’. It was one of my earliest leading roles, and he gave me a lot of responsibility as an actor.
Steve Buscemi
From earliest childhood, I have rejoiced over the Santa Ana winds. I know those winds the way the Eskimos know their snows.
Eve Babitz
One of my earliest memories was when I was three, going to this full-length mirror in my parents’ bathroom and saying into the mirror, ‘You are going to be an actress.’
Katherine Waterston
I played a biker in one of my earliest films in Telugu, ‘Mr Perfect.’
Taapsee Pannu
I reached a point where nothing scares me in this industry, mainly because I grew up in it. My earliest memory is 4 years old, getting in a wrestling ring.
Cody Rhodes
I find my earliest memories covering the anachronistic features of a previous incarnation. Clear recollections came to me of a distant life, a yogi amidst the Himalayan snows. These glimpses of the past, by some dimensionless link, also afforded me a glimpse of the future.
Paramahansa Yogananda
My earliest childhood memories are of my dad putting a basketball in my hand and playing with me in our backyard.
Jamal Crawford
I’ve trained in dance for most of my life, but ballet was the thing I left behind the earliest because they felt like I didn’t have the right body for it, and I didn’t like that and never felt like I could be a part of that dance structure.
Susan Kelechi Watson
In our case, one of my earliest experiences working in the company was being asked to be on Ted Turner’s board, and I saw that the value creation from owning networks was stunning – new channels, international opportunities, synergy, many things that Turner Broadcasting built for decades.
Brian L. Roberts
One of my earliest inspirations was the ‘Allan-a-Dale’ character played by Elton Hayes in the 1954 movie ‘The Story Of Robin Hood And His Merrie Men.’ He was a wandering minstrel with his guitar.
Denny Laine
The earliest golfing memories that I have are of the Italian Open when I was about six years of age. Watching that event is how I really got started in the game.
Matteo Manassero
A tennis racket lurks in my earliest memories like a sick relative who had come to live with us. When I look at my baby pictures, there it is, resting in my crib in the place of a rattle or chew toy.
Douglas Brunt
It is surprising to notice that even from the earliest age, man finds the greatest satisfaction in feeling independent. The exalting feeling of being sufficient to oneself comes as a revelation.
Maria Montessori
In my family, my earliest memory of you get out of line is – BAM! It was a lot of corporal punishment. But you can’t do that.
John Rzeznik
From my earliest days, reading was my passion, and at Cambridge, where I studied English literature, my intellectual life deepened and grew.
Miriam Margolyes
Our television transmitters leak out from the Earth. And actually, there’s a sphere surrounding the Earth from the earliest television signals, maybe 70 years ago, that’s going out one light year per year. But it’s really weak.
Jill Tarter