Quotes of the Day for 28 February 2005 – 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, Larkin and I had taped just about every episode and have bought all the DVDs released so far. We're not alone, it is possibly the most syndicated show ever. Endings are hard, they aren't always happy, but they are today's theme.
Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave.
- Baltasar Gracian, 1601 - 1656
The happy ending is our national belief.
- Mary McCarthy, 1912 - 1989
A good book has no ending.
- R. D. Cumming
The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending, is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment.
- Jill Robinson
It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice - there are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.
- Frank Zappa, 1940 - 1993
I return with feelings of misgiving from my third war. I was the first American commander to put his signature to a paper ending a war when we did not win it.
- General Mark W. Clark, 1896 - 1984
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