Top 100 Quotes About Beforehand

#1. The main problem was a pacing problem. I had wanted the project to be about 20-30 issues, and I should have written it out as a full script beforehand.

Chester Brown

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#2. Ordinarily it would take me about fifteen minutes to get a hallucination going," wrote Feynman, "but on a few occasions, when I smoked some marijuana beforehand, it came very quickly.

Richard P. Feynman

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#3. I try to do a lot of research beforehand so I know where I want to go with a scene. I try not to get too stressed about it, because I find that's the worst thing.

Jennifer Connelly

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#4. In retrospect, all revolutions seem inevitable. Beforehand, all revolutions seem impossible.

Michael McFaul

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#5. Usually, when people get an idea, they are eager to start acting immediately, immerse themselves in the process without creating a system of actions, without being knowledgeable of the matter, without analyzing and estimating everything beforehand

Sunday Adelaja

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#6. The real victory in all service is won in secret beforehand by prayer.

S.D. Gordon

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#7. That impulse I think is a form of love. Poetry is something that comes to you, rather than your having to work out its form beforehand.

Judith Wright

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#8. I took a lot of bad things after Athens. I just learnt to deal with it. The problem was beforehand I had this feeling where I was trying to please everybody - I wanted everybody to like me.

Paula Radcliffe

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#9. Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand.

Saul Bellow

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#10. In 'The Matrix,' you see the fight between Keanu Reeves and Lawrence Fishburne. It's an amazing fight. But I know that they've rehearsed it for months beforehand. Because in some of the moves you can see them anticipating blocks before they actually happen.

Daniel Wu

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#11. If an evil has been pondered beforehand, the blow is gentle when it comes.


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#12. A theory deeply etched in our law [is that] a free society prefers to punish the few who abuse the rights of free speech after they break the law rather than to throttle them and all others beforehand.

Clarence Thomas

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#13. The best method for preventing destructive cult involvement is preventative education. If students and the public at large are more aware of destructive groups beforehand they may better understand and resist their recruitment efforts.

Rick Ross

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#14. But I remember the moment when my father died. I wasn't a very committed Catholic beforehand, but when that happened it suddenly all felt so obvious: I now believe religion is our attempt to find an explanation, for us to feel more protected.

Javier Bardem

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#15. To fill in all the gaps in my knowledge beforehand was out of the question for me. I had to write now, or not at all. And I wanted to write.

Johan Huizinga

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#16. And that Bagel got enough exercise beforehand so that he'd act like a beagle instead of a banshee (for once).


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#17. About 70 percent of everything is really sketched out on my keyboard beforehand, because I do want accidents to happen in the studio.

Scott Walker

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#18. MRS. ALLONBY. It is only fair to tell you beforehand he has got no conversation at all.
LADY STUTFIELD. I adore silent men.
MRS ALLONBY. Oh, Ernest isn't silent. He talks the whole time. But he has got no conversation. What he talks about I don't know. I haven't listened to him for years.

Oscar Wilde

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#19. A good rule breaker always things of things that could go wrong and addresses them beforehand. Be proactive."
"You need to use these powers for good and not evil," Lo says, shoving Grace in the shoulder.

Jessica Love

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#20. I can't know entirely what's at stake beforehand; you find out as you go. I love to take a poem, for instance, that starts with something seemingly frivolous or inconsequential and then grows in gravity until by the end it's something very serious.

James Tate

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#21. You never know what you're going to learn about a situation beforehand. Humility is a powerful tool on the path to greater humility.

Art Hochberg

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#22. Solving a problem is hard enough; it gets that much harder if you've decided beforehand it can't be done.

Steven D. Levitt

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#23. There's a presumption that somehow you calculate beforehand whether something is going to be good politically or not. I simply don't.

Bob Brown

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#24. The grand solid merit of jury trial is that the jurors ... are selected at the last moment from the multitude of citizens. They cannot be known beforehand, and they melt back into the multitiude after each trial.

John Henry Wigmore

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#25. Never write down your speeches beforehand; if you do, you may perhaps be a good declaimer, but will never be a debater.

Lord Chesterfield

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#26. It is precisely in times of immunity from care that the soul should toughen itself beforehand for occasions of greater stress, and it is while Fortune is kind that it should fortify itself against her violence.


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#27. No one knew what Rodney King had done beforehand to be stopped. No one realized that he was a parolee and that he was violating his parole. No one knew any of those things. All they saw was this grainy film and police officers hitting him over the head.

Daryl Gates

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#28. God thought and things came to be, in-formed: the divine thought is the complicated womb of all that is. For it's not likely that, like some painter, He conjured up an image from a similar image, having seen beforehand things which His own one mind did not write.

Gregory Of Nazianzus

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#29. These narrative structures have to be thought out beforehand, you see--strategized, methodically according to content. Because a story, in the main, dictates its own telling.

Gemma Files

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#30. I don't write [screenplay character] biographies beforehand. I usually go in knowing some sequences: this is where I want to start, this is where I want to end.

John Sayles

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#31. True desire in the heart for anything good is God's proof to you sent beforehand to indicate that it's yours already,

Denzel Washington

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#32. Most people die at the last minute; others twenty years beforehand, some even earlier. They are the wretched of the earth.

Louis-Ferdinand Celine

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#33. Newspapers tell beforehand what is going to happen - maybe.

Carl Sandburg

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#34. If I must fight, I'll fight; but I prefer not to spit at my enemy beforehand.

Charles Lindbergh

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#35. I always get asked for suggestions on what to get food-lover friends. While there are many gifts out there that a foodie would love, it's always good to do some research beforehand so you know you're getting a gift that will last.

Marcus Samuelsson

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#36. It's easy to get into habitual ways of drawing things and I'm as much guilty of this as anyone else - after all, it's part of what makes a recognisable personal style. But I always try and think a lot about each image beforehand, try and envisage the best way of approaching it.

Bryan Talbot

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#37. Macbeth's deed is done in horror, and without the faintest desire or sense of glory- done, one may almost say, as if it were an appalling duty; the instant it is finished, its futility is revealed to Macbeth as clearly as its vileness had been revealed beforehand

A. C. Bradley

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#38. I think every writer struggles in some way with writers block. The trick is to plan out what you are going to say beforehand. I found out that if you make an outline you're much less likely to get blocked when you get into the middle of the story.

Rick Riordan

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#39. I usually carried with me six loaded plates, which allowed me only six exposures, so that clicking the shutter even once was a serious business that had to be carefully thought out beforehand.

Roald Dahl

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#40. The life of the mind is inappropriate in America now. Don't ever say anything unusual--unless the organization has approved it beforehand. Follow the rules. Be afraid. Be careful. Be a very good boy or girl.

Ryan Blacketter

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#41. I'm a pretty organised packer, laying out everything beforehand, as I don't like to take extra stuff. I've got a good eye for judging how much I can stuff into one suitcase. I've often not brought the right items, but I'd never avoided a chance to shop, unlike most men.

Kyle MacLachlan

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#42. When I was filming 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' in America, for a couple of weeks beforehand we would always fit in a family holiday in California.

Anthony Head

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#43. The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand.

Yves Tanguy

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#44. There are some writers who are done when they finish a draft because they've thought it through beforehand. Whereas I'll finish a first draft and I'm nowhere near done.

Heidi Julavits

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#45. It's always good to go over the recipe beforehand, so you can easily think of the next thing that needs to be done.

Guy Fieri

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#46. In rare cases, I've had music before I shot the movie. I think that for 'Good Will Hunting' I had an Elliot Smith record or a couple of them and I just somehow felt like the sound had something to it that reminded me of the story. So in that case there was music beforehand.

Gus Van Sant

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#47. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.

Frederic Bastiat

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#48. Pre-planning is essential. Research, research, research. If you are going to do a portrait, know as much as you can about the person beforehand. The web makes this very easy.

Peter Menzel

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#49. To crush, to annihilate a man utterly, to inflict on him the most terrible of punishments so that the most ferocious murderer would shudder at it and dread it beforehand, one need only give him work of an absolutely, completely useless and irrational character.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

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#50. But one never does form a just idea of anybody beforehand. One takes up a notion and runs away with it.

Jane Austen

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#51. What sort of politics you people do? Such is the way of all parliaments: one can sense even beforehand the trend of voting, in which direction it will turn.

Sri Aurobindo

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#52. If you're going to kill someone there isn't much reason to get all worked up about it and angry - you just pull the trigger. Angry discussions beforehand are a waste of time. We need to smile at Novell while we pull the trigger.

Jim Allchin

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#53. I hate to lose time on the set. On the set, you have to go at a good pace, because the clock is your master. For that reason, I have to know exactly what I'm trying to get beforehand.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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#54. Basically, I wanted redemption for the way I lived my life beforehand, and that was the drugs, the drink, the loose sex, whatever ...

Elton John

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#55. When you take on a role you try to do as much as possible beforehand to get your mind into it. Just to prepare because it's a daunting prospect to go six months or whatever.

Jesse Eisenberg

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#56. Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty.

John Selden

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#57. The poets are the standard bearers of language. Their work lives or dies word by word. When I write and can hear a clunky sentence, I try to write up to the poetry that I have recited beforehand.

Janet Fitch

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#58. We are engaged in a good cause, fight under a good Captain, the victory is sure beforehand, and the prize is a crown - a crown of eternal life.

John Newton

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#59. Generally for red carpet, I love to relax first. I love to work out. I love to eat well, drink tons of water beforehand, so on the night of the red carpet I feel good and ready to go. I also love to get a good body scrub.

Emmanuelle Chriqui

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#60. Over imagine something beforehand and you take the pulse out of it when it happens.

Glenn Haybittle

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#61. Always the same. Now a spark of hope flashes up, then a sea of despair rages, and always pain; always pain, always despair, and always the same. When alone he had a dreadful and distressing desire to call someone, but he knew beforehand that with others present it would be still worse.

Leo Tolstoy

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#62. In studio films, everything has to be boxed in, everybody needs to know beforehand - this is comedy, this is sci-fi, this is drama - and what's the point of independent film if you don't get to experiment?

Famke Janssen

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#63. Send me the article beforehand, don't forget, and try and let it be free from nonsense. Facts, facts, facts. And above all, let it be short. Good-bye.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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#64. All disease, at some period or other of its course, is more or less a reparative process, not necessarily accompanied with suffering: an effort of nature to remedy a process of poisoning or of decay, which has taken place weeks, months, sometimes years beforehand, unnoticed.

Florence Nightingale

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#65. When we are to attend upon God in solemn ordinances it concerns us to sanctify ourselves, and to get ready beforehand.

Matthew Henry

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#66. No good book has ever been written that has in it symbols arrived at beforehand and stuck in ... I tried to make a real old man, a real boy, a real sea and a real fish and real sharks. But if I made them good and true enough they would mean many things

Ernest Hemingway,

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#67. I used to write things out beforehand. But sometimes it backfires.

Todd Barry

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#68. Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure.

John Cale

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#69. OK, here's a little bedroom tip: Put a bag of popcorn in the microwave beforehand. That way when you're done, you have a treat.


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#70. Thinking should be done beforehand and afterwards - never while actually taking a photograph.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

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#71. At that point, when songs got leaked, it was cool though too because then you started getting recognition beforehand.

Bryce Wilson

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#72. What is inspired comes already arranged beforehand and there is very little to be done by the brain and by the mind.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

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#73. I'm not the kind of actor that can go completely cold into an emotional scene. I have to transport myself emotionally by whatever means possible, and that basically means you carry the situation with you all week, all episode or all day beforehand.

Jamie Bamber

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#74. Do you believe then that the sciences would ever have arisen and become great if there had not beforehand been magicians, alchemists, astrologers and wizards, who thirsted and hungered after abscondite and forbidden powers?

Friedrich Nietzsche

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#75. A man whose strength gives out collapses along the course. In your case you set the limits beforehand.


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#76. With 'Toy Story,' which is a fantastic film but is essentially animation, you get to make all your decisions beforehand. 'Jumanji' is shot much like any other action film.

Joe Johnston

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#77. The world is wonderful and beautiful and good beyond one's wildest imagination. Never, never, never could one conceive what love is, beforehand, never. Life can be great-quite god-like. It can be so. God be thanked I have proved it.

D.H. Lawrence

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#78. That's what the best par of life is, those days or minutes you can't ever frame or paint beforehand

Emily Franklin

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#79. But I'm not superstitious. I don't really eat dinner before I go on stage, because digesting a lot of food kind of shuts you down. And I try not to get involved in emotional conversations with anyone beforehand either, so I've got a clear head.

Michael Bolton

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#80. As it happens, most studies have found that unexpected rewards are much less destructive than the rewards people are told about beforehand and are deliberately trying to obtain.

Alfie Kohn

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#81. At the end of the day you do have to write a short novel beforehand, called a script, before you can make a movie.

Louis Garrel

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#82. Do I believe in helping people? he wondered. He might help people, he might not help them, he did not know beforehand, anything was possible. He did not seem to have a belief, or did not seem to have a belief regarding help. Perhaps I am the stony ground, he thought.

J.M. Coetzee

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#83. It is not certain where Death awaits us, so let us await it everywhere. To think of death beforehand is to think of our liberty. Whoever learns how to die has learned how not to be a slave. Knowing how to die frees us from all subjection and constraint.xi

Michel De Montaigne

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#84. The magic to a great meeting is all of the work that's done beforehand.

Bill Russell

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#85. 'Pulp Fiction' blew my mind; beforehand, I'd watch films and there was a beginning, middle and an end, and that's it. There is in that film, too, but it's out of sequence.

Noel Clarke

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#86. It is a fatal fault to reason whilst observing, though so necessary beforehand and so useful afterwards.

Charles Darwin

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#87. Seventy times seven is a medicine for a healing community, not for a community with all the answers beforehand and all the appropriate punishments afterwards.

Richard Rohr

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#88. That if I let myself go, did not always slow me down by thinking so much beforehand I could achieve many things I would never have dreamt possible!!

Per Petterson

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#89. When in the end, the day came on which I was going away, I learned the strange learning that things can happen which we ourselves cannot possibly imagine, either beforehand, or at the time when they are taking place, or afterwards when we look back on them.

Karen Blixen

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#90. There can be no wise politics without thought beforehand.

Annie Besant

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#91. Fighting is a very emotionally draining sport. I don't want to waste time on drama beforehand.

Holly Holm

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#92. Chance does nothing that has not been prepared beforehand.

Alexis De Tocqueville

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#93. Every day without fail one should consider himself as dead. There is a saying of the elders that goes, 'Step from under the eaves and you're a dead man. Leave the gate and the enemy is waiting.' This is not a matter of being careful. It is to consider oneself as dead beforehand.

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

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#94. War begun without good provision of money beforehand for going through with it is but as a breathing of strength and blast that will quickly pass away. Coin is the sinews of war.

Francois Rabelais

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#95. These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand.

Sun Tzu

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#96. We have to agree beforehand to divide the funniest lines between us. But Tina [Fey] is so brilliant that I just love every moment working with her and also just hanging out together as friends.

Amy Poehler

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#97. He robs present ills of their power who has perceived their coming beforehand.

Seneca The Younger

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#98. That's what this war is all about, my friend. It's about which of us is the crazier.And clearly you British have an advantage.You were crazy beforehand.

Michael Morpurgo

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#99. Speaking in front of a large crowd is not pleasant. Once it gets rolling, it's okay. But beforehand, it's murder.

David Lynch

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#100. I always try and do my best and put out the best and find the best in me, as well. But I'm not thinking about it beforehand.

David Ferrer

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