Trying quotes

  • I can't control how people are going to react. I try not to worry about what I can't control.
    -- Aidan Quinn

    #People #Worry #Trying

  • Much of our difficulty as seeking Christians stems from our unwillingness to take God as He is and adjust our lives accordingly. We insist upon trying to modify Him and bring Him nearer to our own image.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Life #Christian #Trying

  • I didn’t mind the quiet stretches. It was like we were trying out the idea of being side by side.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Ideas #Mind #Trying

  • Keep trying until you have no more chances left.
    -- Aimee Carter

    #Trying #Chance #Keep Trying

  • Telling what you feel, trying to talk about what's important to you, does not make you weaker.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Important #Trying #Doe

  • I don't want to be pandered to, so I try not to pander.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #Trying #Want

  • How many times have you tried to solve “the problem”? you’ll be trying to solve it not just until you die but for many more lifetimes. Instead, understand that this world is just the play of the senses. It’s the five khandhas doing their thing; it has nothing to do with you. It’s just people being people, the world being the world.
    -- Ajahn Brahm

    #Play #People #Trying

  • Try to be mindful, and let things take their natural course. Then your mind will become still in any surroundings, like a clear forest pool. All kinds of wonderful, rare animals will come to drink at the pool, and you will clearly see the nature of all things. You will see many strange and wonderful things come and go, but you will be still. This is the happiness of the Buddha.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Animal #Mind #Trying

  • Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. What you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Buddhist #Trying #Enlightened

  • In every character I play, I try to imbibe something. Every film is a learning process for me.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Character #Play #Trying

  • I have always made it a point to know our employees, to visit every facility of our company, and to try to meet and know every single employee.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Trying #Made #Employee

  • More people are interested in trying to shuffle paper assets around than building lasting assets by producing real goods.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Real #People #Trying

  • You learn your limitations and then you try to work within them.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #Trying #Limitation

  • That's the way I try to live. I think it's the only way for human beings at this point in our evolution as souls, where everyone in their lifetime is going through stuff.
    -- Al Jarreau

    #Thinking #Soul #Trying

  • I let ballplayers yell back at me because I wasn't trying to prove I'm boss. I know I'm boss.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Basketball #Boss #Trying

  • I'm constantly striving to break through to something new. You try to maintain a neutral approach to your work, and not be too hard on yourself.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Trying #Strive #Break

  • When I was a younger actor, I would try to keep it serious all day. But I have found, later on, that the lighter I am about things when I'm going to do a big scene that's dramatic and takes a lot out of you, the better off I am when I come to it.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Trying #Actors #Serious

  • When I was younger, I would go to auditions to have the opportunity to audition, which would mean another chance to get up there and try out my stuff, or try out what I learned and see how it worked with an audience, because where are you gonna get an audience?
    -- Al Pacino

    #Mean #Opportunity #Trying

  • I was desperately unhappy trying to adjust to the world.
    -- Al Purdy

    #Unhappy #Trying #World

  • Changing the direction of a large company is like trying to turn an aircraft carrier. It takes a mile before anything happens. And if it was a wrong turn, getting back on course takes even longer.
    -- Al Ries

    #Change #Trying #Aircraft Carriers

  • Let's leave it all alone. I'm stupidest when I try to be funny.
    -- Al Swearengen

    #Trying #All Alone #Stupidest

  • I wouldn't trust a man who wouldn't try to steal a little.
    -- Al Swearengen

    #Men #Trying #Littles

  • In fact, when I come up with an idea for a parody I try to resist the urge to Google the idea to see if someone has done it already because the answer is almost always, "Yes, of course they have, they've thought of it!"
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Ideas #Google #Trying

  • That's a big part of my life - doing things that I'm not prepared to do. Doing things that I don't know how to do, and keep doing them until I get good at them. I always try to put myself out of my comfort zone and out of my depth, and hopefully somewhere along the line I'll catch up.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Trying #Depth #Comfort

  • I try not to go the obvious route all the time, but sometimes the most obvious is actually the best.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Trying #Sometimes #Obvious

  • I'm a music fan, and I can listen to the radio, or music, without thinking, "How am I going to screw this up?" [Laughs] If I'm really actively trying to think of a parody, then I'll have my antenna out, and be a little more proactive about it.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Thinking #Laughing #Trying

  • You can try on our suede underwear if you choose. Do what you want, but don't step on my blue suede shoes.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Blue #Shoes #Trying

  • Got a brand new semi-automatic weapon with a laser sight. Oh, I'm praying that somebody tries to break in here tonight.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Revenge #Sight #Trying

  • If you see Allah, Mighty and Magnificent, holding back this world from you, frequently trying you with adversity and tribulation, know that you hold a great status with Him. Know that He is dealing with you as He does with His Awliya’ and chosen elite, and is watching over you.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Adversity #Over You #Trying

  • As adults, we try to develop the character traits that would have rescued our parents.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Character #Parent #Trying

  • We should keep a careful diary of our moments of envy: they are our covert guides to what we should try to do next.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Envy #Trying #Next

  • We may not agree with what religions are trying to teach us, but we can admire the institutional way in which they're doing it.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #God #Soul #Trying

  • I think maybe the English don't want to try something and look stupid, because they are a bit reserved.
    -- Alain Prost

    #Stupid #Thinking #Trying

  • My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six, but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Mother #Father #Trying

  • What I always wanted to get seen as was as a good actor, when it was the acting I was doing. When I'm writing, I want to try to be seen as a good writer.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Writing #Trying #Acting

  • It's not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I'm not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn't interest me.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Trying #Looks #Stories

  • Improvisation sometimes seemed more like jazz than acting, like verbal jazz, with the actors playing a theme back and forth, and then introducing another theme, incorporating it, somehow trying to work their way all together to a meaning of some kind, or at least a conclusion.
    -- Alan Arkin

    #Trying #Acting #Together

  • The darker the subject, the more light you must try to shed on the matter. And vice versa.
    -- Alan Ayckbourn

    #Light #Trying #Vices

  • I would say try to tell stories that you care about as opposed to stories that you think will sell.
    -- Alan Ball

    #Thinking #Trying #Stories

  • I'm a huge freak, and always have been. I spent the first part of my life trying really desperately not to be one, and it was just a waste of time.
    -- Alan Ball

    #Trying #Waste #Firsts

  • One of the hardest things for boys to learn is that a teacher is human. One of the hardest things for a teacher to learn is not to try and tell them.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Teacher #Boys #Trying

  • If you try to give an on-the-one-hand-or-the-other- hand answer, only one of the hands tends to get quoted.
    -- Alan Blinder

    #Hands #Giving #Trying

  • Don't try to write to the trend of the moment.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Writing #Trying #Trends

  • I try to challenge myself as much as possible, as often as possible.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Challenges #Trying

  • I usually do one con a year as a GoH and try to make the World Fantasy Convention for business purposes. Last year I went to a worldcon for the first time in two decades. I may go again this year.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Years #Two #Trying

  • Good character consists of recognizing the selfishness that inheres in each of us and trying to balance it against the altruism to which we should all aspire. It is a difficult balance to strike, but no definition of goodness can be complete without it.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Character #Trying #Selfishness

  • Most liberal democracies don't try to figure out what the truth is.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Democracy #Trying #Truth Is

  • In my introductory course, Anthropology 160, the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what the major and minor genres of folklore are, and how they can be analyzed.
    -- Alan Dundes

    #Trying #Students #Form

  • In the light of our culture, these are not unreasonable questions and tactics, but if once again, we try to see the lens through which we look, we can see that there is far too great an emphasis placed on the future.
    -- Alan Dundes

    #Light #Trying #Lenses

  • Polls are frequently taken to try to tease out or determine likely directions and trends, but once taken, they belong to the past, requiring that new polls be taken.
    -- Alan Dundes

    #Taken #Past #Trying

  • Ive learned never to try and force words to come.
    -- Alan Garner

    #Trying #Force #Ive Learned

  • I've hardly had an avant-garde career ... If you're going to make a film, you have to try to make sure it comes out of a childlike passion, as if you're doing it for the first time.
    -- Alan J. Pakula

    #Passion #Careers #Trying

  • I always try to make the music that I like and think my fans will like.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Thinking #Trying #Fans

  • You have to be tough-skinned and willing to accept criticism, and at the same time, just try to do music that you like and you are proud of and not just whatever you think it's going to take to get you on the radio.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Thinking #Criticism #Trying

  • Science requires a society because even people who are trying to be good thinkers love their own thoughts and theories - much of the debugging has to be done by others.
    -- Alan Kay

    #People #Trying #Debugging

  • The world is full of little dictators trying to run your life.
    -- Alan King

    #Running #Trying #World

  • I have three tools at my disposal - my whistle, my body language and my talk. It is a question of how I marry them up to try to get the players around to my way of thinking.
    -- Alan Lewis

    #Thinking #Player #Trying

  • He had no chance of beating Schmeichel from there, but it was always worth a try.
    -- Alan Parry

    #Football #Trying #Chance

  • That Beatle euphoria has always been there, and it's hard to be in a room with a Beatle and try to be totally natural. You never shake that off.
    -- Alan Parsons

    #Trying #Rooms #Natural

  • There is only one way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Men #Humanity #Trying

  • You try to find things that are challenging and interesting and hopefully it will be the same to the audience.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Interesting #Challenges #Trying

  • Above all, in order to gain respect, you need to be true to yourself. There is no point in trying to be brutal if it's not in your nature; there is no point in trying to be suave and sophisticated if it doesn't come naturally.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Order #Trying #Suave

  • Don't try to blame the rest of the world. The blame only lies with you. Recognize that immediately.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Lying #Trying #World

  • Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Trying #Way #Hurrying

  • Of course, you can’t force your mind to be silent. That would be like trying to smooth ripples in water with a flatiron. Water becomes clear and calm only when left alone.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Water #Mind #Trying

  • Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up... now try to imagine what it was like to wake up having never gone to sleep.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Inspiring #Sleep #Trying

  • A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Trying #World #Term

  • But we try to pretend, you see, that the external world exists altogether independently of us.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Trying #World

  • If someone hates or loves something, then right on. I can't rob them of that. I'm not going to try and change their mind. Something's been triggered in them to react so emotionally.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Hate #Mind #Trying

  • As long as I can say what it is that I need to say, then I'll fit whatever I'm trying to say around a melody.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Long #Trying #Needs

  • When I get a role, I try to delve as deeply as possible into the character.
    -- Alanna Ubach

    #Character #Trying #Roles

  • Almost every collection I do has 200 different references. I don't have two of the same coat, two of the same dress. I have it in one color, in one fabric. I've tried to adapt the culture of couture, and the know-how and the heritage, but I try to update it.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Color #Two #Trying

  • I am always trying to put myself inside: Every dress I do, I think, 'If I were a woman, would I wear it?'
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Thinking #Trying #Dresses

  • My dream is to be a doctor. I'm almost working in a laboratory, because I'm trying new techniques, new directions and fabrics, new weaving.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Dream #Doctors #Trying

  • John [Coltrane] was like a visitor to this planet. He came in peace and he left in peace; but during his time here, he kept trying to reach new levels of awareness, of peace, of spirituality. That's why I regard the music he played as spiritual music -- John's way of getting closer and closer to the Creator.
    -- Albert Ayler

    #Spiritual #Trying #Levels

  • Coping with the demands of everyday life would be exceedingly trying if one could arrive at solutions to problems only by actually performing possible options and suffering the consequences.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #Everyday #Suffering #Trying

  • Most entertainment is trying to get you. It's tested, like toothpaste.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Trying #Entertainment #Toothpaste

  • I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Men #Justice #Trying

  • Greatness consists in trying to be great. There is no other way.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Greatness #Trying #Way

  • But above all, in order to be, never try to seem.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Order #Trying

  • For if I try to seize this self of which I feel sure, if I try to define and to summarize it, it is nothing but water slipping through my fingers.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Self #Water #Trying

  • I've never really had much of an imagination. But still I would try to picture the exact moment when the beating of my heart would no longer be going on inside my head.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Heart #Imagination #Trying

  • More and more, when faced with the world of men, the only reaction is one of individualism. Man alone is an end unto himself. Everything one tries to do for the common good ends in failure.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Men #Individuality #Trying

  • You know, [women] do not really condemn any weakness: rather, they try to humiliate or disarm our strengths. That is why women arethe reward, not of the warrior, but of the criminal.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Warrior #Men #Trying

  • It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life perpetuating itself through all eternity, to reflect upon the marvelous structure of the universe which we dimly perceive, and to try humbly to comprehend an infinitesimal part of the intelligence manifested in nature.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Trying #Mystery #Eternity

  • Anyone who thinks science is trying to make human life easier or more pleasant is utterly mistaken.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Science #Thinking #Trying

  • The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Beautiful #Giving #Trying

  • The emotionally sound person should be able to take risks, to ask himself what he really would like to do in life, and then to try to do this, even though he has to risk defeat or failure. He should be adventurous (though not necessarily foolhardy); be willing to try almost anything once, just to see how he likes it; and look forward to some breaks in his usual life routines.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Risk #Trying #Sound

  • And just as two wrongs don't make a right, rage against offenders is probably the worst way to try to correct them.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Hate #Two #Trying

  • That is one of the reasons one enjoys acting. Now and again, you get scenes where you work with somebody really good and you have a good time trying to make it really work and really work well.
    -- Albert Finney

    #Trying #Acting #Good Times

  • A military leader often faces a situation he has to deal with, but because it is his duty, no court can try him.
    -- Albert Kesselring

    #Military #Leader #Trying

  • There is no time to fool around when you practice. Every drill must have a purpose. I try to never get away from thathabits are important
    -- Albert Pujols

    #Practice #Important #Trying

  • I try to spend as much time as possible with God and my family. That's more important than anything I'm doing in baseball.
    -- Albert Pujols

    #Baseball #Important #Trying

  • I consider myself a line drive hitter with power. I just try to put my best swing on the ball every time.
    -- Albert Pujols

    #Swings #Trying #Balls

  • Our age is bent on trying to make the barren tree of skepticism fruitful by tying the fruits of truth on its branches.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Tree #Age #Trying

  • I'm having a good time, Please don't blame me, I'm knocking myself out Don't try to tame me Let me have my fun, I've got to have my fling, Some folks say I'm blowing my top Talk don't mean a thing,...
    -- Alberta Hunter

    #Fun #Mean #Trying

  • I see something, find it marvelous, want to try and do it. Whether it fails or whether it comes off in the end becomes secondary. . . . So long as I've learned something about why.
    -- Alberto Giacometti

    #Long #Trying #Crafts

  • The one thing that fills me with enthusiasm is to try, despite everything, to get nearer to those visions that seem so hard to express.
    -- Alberto Giacometti

    #Vision #Trying #Enthusiasm

  • I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre. I have copied everything in drawing, trying to understand.
    -- Alberto Giacometti

    #Drawing #Understanding #Trying

  • I can understand that there are those who can think and imagine the world without words, but I think that once you find the words that name your experience, then suddenly that experience becomes grounded, and you can use it and you can try to understand it.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Thinking #Names #Trying