Trying quotes

  • No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination.
    -- Anne Sullivan Macy

    #Ideas #Imagination #Trying

  • The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning
    -- Anne Tyler

    #Morning #Writing #Trying

  • I wonder how many times we dream that kind of dream-something strange and illogical-and fail to realize God is trying to tell us something.
    -- Anne Tyler

    #Dream #Trying #Strange

  • Mostly it's lies, writing novels. You set out to tell an untrue story and you try to make it believable, even to yourself. Which calls for details; any good lie does.
    -- Anne Tyler

    #Lying #Writing #Trying

  • Try Jesus, you won't regret it, a billboard read.
    -- Anne Tyler

    #Jesus #Regret #Trying

  • Nothing is more diminishing than trying to control success or hold on to things.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Trying

  • What I'm suggesting is we are going to look back, and we're going to see what happened in Syria, and we're going to see the larger destabilization of the Middle East, the rise of extremism, and we're going to wonder... Why didn't we at least try to force a political solution - at an acceptable cost to us, because no one is saying we should send in ground troops - and if we did it would be worse than doing nothing... If we do not act, we are going to look back and wonder why we didn't.
    -- Anne-Marie Slaughter

    #Thought Provoking #Political #Trying

  • I see much less of an ambition gap and much more of a workplace and society that isn't allowing us to use the talent that is multiplied well beyond this room ... There are millions of women out there who ... need more than, Honey, you can do it if you try hard enough.
    -- Anne-Marie Slaughter

    #Powerful #Ambition #Trying

  • We still want to idealize moms, and sometimes we want to idealize actresses who are moms, too. I know that's something I've experienced, but we're all just doing the best we can and we're all trying to raise our kids and talk to them about everything that needs to be discussed.
    -- Annette Bening

    #Mom #Kids #Trying

  • The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Thinking #Grace #Trying

  • I cannot cause light; the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of its beam.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Light #Trying #Causes

  • I still try to keep my eyes open. I'm always on the lookout for antlion traps in sandy soil, monarch pupae near milkweed, skipper larvae in locust leaves. These things are utterly common, and I've not seen one
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Eye #Trying #Soil

  • You have trust in what you think. If you splinter yourself and try to please everyone, you can't.
    -- Annie Leibovitz

    #Inspiring #Thinking #Trying

  • I don't try to overintellectua lize my concepts of people. In fact, the ideas I have, if you talk about them, they seem extremely corny and it's only in their execution that people can enjoy them...It's something I've learned to trust: The stupider it is, the better it looks.
    -- Annie Leibovitz

    #Ideas #People #Trying

  • When I'm asked about my work, I try to explain that there is no mystery involved. It is work. But things happen all the time that are unexpected, uncontrolled, unexplainable, even magical. The work prepares you for that moment. Suddenly the clouds roll in and the soft light you longed for appears.
    -- Annie Leibovitz

    #Clouds #Light #Trying

  • The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and now, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I'm in.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Past #Thinking #Trying

  • I have a calling in my soul, if you like, to try to make my life in some way worthwhile. What is the value of my existence?
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Soul #Trying #Calling

  • You just have to try and keep on grinding and hope that things will turn around eventually.
    -- Annika Sorenstam

    #Trying #Turns

  • As an actor, you want a director who makes you feel comfortable in a place that you can really create and try a lot of different things.
    -- Ansel Elgort

    #Trying #Directors #Different

  • If you don't know my name and you don't know what movie I'm from, don't come ask for a picture while I'm trying to eat chipotle
    -- Ansel Elgort

    #Names #Trying #Chipotle

  • I am interested in reconstructing symbols. It's about connecting with an older knowledge and trying to discover continuities in why we search for heaven,
    -- Anselm Kiefer

    #Heaven #Trying #Symbols

  • The first rule of management is delegation. Don't try and do everything yourself because you can't.
    -- Anthea Turner

    #Trying #Firsts #Management

  • It's sort of an action flick. You can't be that funny trying to steal diamonds.
    -- Anthony Anderson

    #Trying #Action #Stealing

  • There is no other place on earth even remotely like New Orleans. Don't even try to compare it to anywhere else.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #New Orleans #Trying #Earth

  • I write quickly with a sense of urgency. I don't edit myself out of existence, meaning I'll try to write 50 or 60 pages before I start rereading, revising and editing. That just helps with my confidence.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Writing #Editing #Trying

  • That without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, moribund.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Food #Trying #Static

  • Nationalisation...does not in itself engender greater equality, more jobs in the regions, higher investment or industrial democracy. The public knows this perfectly well, and so do the workers who have suffered from pit closures, steel redundancies and the run-down of the railways. It is idiotic to try to bamboozle them.
    -- Anthony Crosland

    #Running #Jobs #Trying

  • ‎"I have no fear of losing u, for you aren't an object of my property, or anyone else's. I love you as you are, without attachment, without fears, without conditions, without egoism, trying not to absorb you. I love you freely because I love your freedom, as well as mine.
    -- Anthony de Mello

    #Love You #Attachment #Trying

  • Things hardly ever work on the first try. We'll make another, a better one.
    -- Anthony Doerr

    #Trying #Firsts

  • If you're starting out or trying to get to the next level, surround yourself with people who keep you motivated and energized - people who inspire you to achieve your best every day. When you do this, you can't lose.
    -- Anthony Famiglietti

    #People #Inspire #Trying

  • I always try to remember that praise and a slap on your back is only 6 inches away from a kick up the arse!
    -- Anthony Foley

    #Trying #Arses #Remember

  • Ctors are always trying to cry and people are actually trying not to cry.
    -- Anthony Head

    #People #Trying #Cry

  • My attitude as an actor, because I'm a stage actor, is whatever the director tells you to do, you try it. You don't resist what a director is giving you.
    -- Anthony Heald

    #Attitude #Giving #Trying

  • I love going into rehearsals day after day for three, four weeks, trying stuff, coming back the next day, building on that. So many times I'd drive home from the studio [after] shooting and I'd be thinking about a certain moment, and I'd think, "Oh, I know what to do!"
    -- Anthony Heald

    #Home #Thinking #Trying

  • A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
    -- Anthony Hecht

    #Fun #Lying #Trying

  • The trick is not to get too fanatical about getting the accent too accurate because then that becomes a mask. What I try to do is just painting and sketching some of the sounds without obliterating my own voice.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Voice #Trying #Sound

  • I can't stand directors who try to micro-manage everything. When it happens these days I just walk off set, saying if they don't like the way I'm doing it they can get someone else.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Trying #Directors #Way

  • Every time I try to retire, or even think of retiring from acting, my agent comes up with a script.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Thinking #Funny Retirement #Trying

  • A conductor can't be too arrogant with an orchestra and try to impose himself too much.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Trying #Arrogant #Orchestra

  • If you think it's hard getting in, you should try getting out.
    -- Anthony Horowitz

    #Thinking #Trying #Should

  • Inside every fat man, there's a thin man trying to get out.
    -- Anthony Horowitz

    #Men #Trying #Fats

  • You're trying to tell me that everything you've done is for a good cause. You think that all this killing is worth it because of the results. I'm not sure I agree. Lots of people work for charity; lots of people want to change the world. But they don't have to behave like you.
    -- Anthony Horowitz

    #Thinking #People #Trying

  • Disasters are funny to me. As a comedian you learn from failure, so I'm always trying to put myself in a situation that does not seem ideal for my comedy and see how it works.
    -- Anthony Jeselnik

    #Comedian #Trying #Doe

  • When I became the chair of the British Film Institute, I didn't understand how much of my time would be taken up with trying to make a case for the British Film Institute: what it's for, why it exists, why it needs its money.
    -- Anthony Minghella

    #Taken #Trying #Would Be

  • Boys, don't try to find a woman as wonderful as your mother to marry because if you do, you'll stay single your whole lives.
    -- Anthony Perkins

    #Mother #Boys #Trying

  • I will respect the limits of my experience but that won't stop me from trying to lead by example of my work. Being a good teammate and picking them up on and off the field is a simple goal of mine.
    -- Anthony Rizzo

    #Simple #Goal #Trying

  • The same thought... crosses my mind whenever someone tells me there's something I can't do: Try Stopping Me.
    -- Anthony Robles

    #Mma #Mind #Trying

  • The Beauty of the Mountain is hidden for all those who try to discover it from the top, supposing that, one way or an other, one can reach this place directly. The Beauty of the Mountain reveals only to those who climbed it...
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Trying #Mountain #Way

  • No matter what the competition is, I try to find a goal that day and better that goal.
    -- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

    #Goal #Competition #Trying

  • Try to reason about love, and you will lose your reason.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Trying #Reason

  • There are no small number of people in this world who, solitary by nature, always try to go back into their shell like a hermit crab or a snail.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Numbers #People #Trying

  • It's only when people get involved, when there's money involved, that you have a lot opinions around you. I try not to listen to them too much.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #People #Trying #Too Much

  • My biggest fear always is that I’ll photograph an idea rather than a person, so I try to be quite sensitive to how people are.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Ideas #People #Trying

  • You could say that the Hell's Angels have a bad reputation, then you talk to a biker, and he's trying to join it. It just depends upon who you're talking to about reputation.
    -- Anton Newcombe

    #Angel #Talking #Trying

  • I love academics, theory and all that. I love and admire that and try to do as much reading as I can.
    -- Anton Yelchin

    #Reading #Trying #Theory

  • I am adding another language to the spoken language, and I am trying to restore to the language of speech its old magic, its essential spellbinding power, for its mysterious possibilities have been forgotten.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Magic #Trying #Essentials

  • It is very difficult to follow your own method all the time because you may crash against some directors who want from you something different. Trying to understand the material, who you're working with, and how can you fit in there. That is my approach.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Trying #Directors #Different

  • I try to teach my kids to be open.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Kids #Trying #Teach

  • I've been shooting the ball and running a little bit. It's just going out here now and forgetting that I've been out and try to get back in and make sure I know what's going on out there on the floor and that we're just not lost as a team.
    -- Antonio Davis

    #Running #Team #Trying

  • The reason statins are so helpful is that even those who are trying their best to reach their target and still can't do it have something else to rely on.
    -- Antonio Gotto

    #Trying #Target #Helpful

  • Don't try to rush things: for the cup to run over, it must first be filled.
    -- Antonio Machado

    #Patience #Running #Trying

  • Yes I will try to be. Because I believe that not being is arrogant.
    -- Antonio Porchia

    #Life #Believe #Trying

  • At a time when India is going through great changes and, with China, is likely to inherit the world from the West, it is important that writers like me try to highlight the brutal injustices of society.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Important #Trying #India

  • I'm never tired of going to the studio. I enjoy recording and documenting everything and trying new things.
    -- Aretha Franklin

    #Tired #Trying #Trying New Things

  • Nothing burns more calories than dancing in 5-inch heels... try it!
    -- Ariana Grande

    #Dancing #Trying #Inches

  • The day my child tries a celery is the most stressful day of my life.
    -- Ariana Grande

    #Children #Trying #Stressful

  • Women still have an uneasy relationship with power and the traits necessary to be a leader. There is this internalized fear that if we are really powerful, we are going to be considered ruthless or pushy or strident - all of those epithets that strike right at our femininity. We are still working at trying to overcome the fear that power and womanliness are mutually exclusive.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Powerful #Leader #Trying

  • The harder you try to suppress the truth, the more inevitable it is that it will find a way to come out.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Truth #Trying #Way

  • Trying to be Supermom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom. Not going to happen.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Mom #Perfect #Trying

  • I backed up all my pictures on my iCloud so you can’t see me when I die / I left my body somewhere down in Mexico / Give ‘Find My iPhone’ app a try.
    -- Ariel Pink

    #Iphone #Giving #Trying

  • I was never in the business of trying to put my name out there - I was really focused on music and records and being in the studio.
    -- Ariel Rechtshaid

    #Names #Trying #Records

  • Im still an idealist. My manager is always trying to talk me out of it, but thats just the way I am.
    -- Ariel Rechtshaid

    #Trying #Way #Idealist

  • I try not to become friends with musicians, but life happens and dinner happens and going out happens - it becomes interwoven in L.A.
    -- Ariel Rechtshaid

    #Trying #Musician #Going Out

  • Im always practicing lines, researching, trying to be fresh, and fully trying to become the characters I play. Thats how I roll.
    -- Ariel Winter

    #Character #Play #Trying

  • If you strike upon a thought that baffles you, break off from that entanglement and try another, so shall your wits be fresh to start again.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Thinking #Trying #Break

  • One must not try to trick misfortune, but resign oneself to it with good grace.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Adversity #Grace #Trying

  • Even that some people try deceived me many times ... I will not fail to believe that somewhere, someone deserves my trust.
    -- Aristotle

    #Believe #People #Trying

  • The idea is to keep reinventing yourself. Once you attain a certain status as an actor, your fans start expecting from you and you should be able to fulfill them. That's why I try to choose as many different kind of roles as I can so that my fans are not disappointed with me. It would also get boring for me as an actor to keep repeating myself.
    -- Arjun Rampal

    #Ideas #Trying #Fans

  • For me, what is most important is the element of surprise. If I can surprise you with every film of mine, that is exactly what I am trying to do.
    -- Arjun Rampal

    #Important #Trying #Elements

  • I try to do romantic gestures all the time.
    -- Armie Hammer

    #Trying #Gestures

  • You have to emote much more to get what you're trying to get across to come through a quarter inch of latex that's superglued to your face.
    -- Armie Hammer

    #Trying #Faces #Latex

  • I will always try to turn sights and sounds into words. I will always try to shape words into my singing poems.
    -- Arnold Adoff

    #Sight #Singing #Trying

  • The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
    -- Arnold Bennett

    #Worry #Trying #Melancholy

  • What I do I am driven to do. I follow the dictates of a looming and unseen force. I try to become like a musical instrument, intruding no sound of its own but bringing forth such tones as are played upon it by a master's hand.
    -- Arnold Friberg

    #Hands #Musical #Trying

  • I try to deign golf courses that are individual in character and individual in their own standing.
    -- Arnold Palmer

    #Character #Golf #Trying

  • I would like to say, however, that a man might be walking around lucky and not know it unless he tries.
    -- Arnold Palmer

    #Men #Trying #Lucky

  • People who say "it is impossible", should not interrupt those who are trying to make it possible.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #People #Trying #Impossible

  • I grew up in a family full of yellers. People screaming and chaos goin' on, I feel right at home in it. I've really worked on myself with anger management. I try to save that for the stage.
    -- Art Alexakis

    #Home #People #Trying

  • People ask what I am really trying to do with humor. The answer is, "I'm getting even
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Humor #People #Trying

  • Life is confusing. We're all just trying to get on with it, that's all.
    -- Art Carney

    #Meaningful #Confusing #Trying

  • If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least 10 times.
    -- Art Linkletter

    #Inspirational #Trying

  • I'm trying to do something that I have kind've a clue how to do.
    -- Art Smith

    #Trying #Kind #Clue

  • I became comfortable with what I knew would be the process of trying to pick up the pieces of brain that were in the rubble and tried to make some mosaic out of the pieces and that that would be the trajectory.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Brain #Trying #Mosaics

  • Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner.
    -- Arthur Ashe

    #Tennis #Trying #Looks

  • I take the good with the bad, and I try to face them both with as much calm and dignity as I can muster.
    -- Arthur Ashe

    #Attitude #Trying #Faces

  • Half the trouble in the world arises from men trying to anticipate their time and season, and the other half from their trying to prolong them.
    -- Arthur Bryant

    #Men #Trying #Half

  • Science fiction seldom attempts to predict the future. More often than not, it tries to prevent the future.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Trying #Fiction #Science Fiction

  • There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Weather #Hands #Trying

  • Several incidents in my life have convinced me of spiritual interposition - of the promptings of some beneficent force outside ourselves, which tries to help us where it can.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Spiritual #Trying #Helping

  • Every novel is an attempt to capture time, to weave something solid out of air. The author knows it is an impossible task - that is why he keeps on trying.
    -- Arthur David Beaty

    #Writing #Air #Trying