Every end is a new beginning
A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
I left the ending ambiguous, because that is the way life is.
—Bernardo Bertolucci (1941–2018) Italian Film Director
In my end is my beginning.
—T. S. Eliot (1888–1965) American-born British Poet, Dramatist, Literary Critic
The end is never as satisfying as the journey. To have achieved everything but to have done so without integrity and excitement is to have achieved nothing.
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.
—Ivy Baker Priest (1905–75) American Politician
Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82) American Poet, Educator, Academic
Whatever begins, also ends.
—Seneca the Younger (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) (c.4 BCE–65 CE) Roman Stoic Philosopher, Statesman, Tragedian
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.
—Gilda Radner (1946–89) American Comedian, Actress
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
—Orson Welles (1915–85) American Film Director, Actor