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Quotes of the Day for 28 February 2002 – Endings

It was on this day in 1983 that the final episode of M*A*S*H was broadcast. A lot of us didn't want to see it end, we have just about every episode on tape and are now starting to replace that with the official archives on DVD. Endings are hard, they aren't always happy, but they are today's theme.

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The quotes:

Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.
     - Buddha

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
     - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807 - 1882

A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
     - John Heywood

I was ... determined that the central characters would have a happy ending, but it was quite difficult sometimes to get them out of trouble.
     - Naomi Mitchison

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


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