Starting

Famous quotes containing the word starting:

    It smells like gangrene starting in a mildewed silo; it tastes like the wrath to come, and when you absorb a deep swig of it you have all the sensations of having swallowed a lighted kerosene lamp.
    —For the State of Kentucky, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    But even at the starting post, all sleek and new,
    I saw the wildness in her and I thought
    A vision of terror that it must live through
    Had shattered her soul.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    The conviction that the best way to prepare children for a harsh, rapidly changing world is to introduce formal instruction at an early age is wrong. There is simply no evidence to support it, and considerable evidence against it. Starting children early academically has not worked in the past and is not working now.
    David Elkind (20th century)