Hard Times quotes

  • The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Struggle #Heart #Hard Times

  • In no way am I demeaning writing or any other form of art because it's popular. What I'm saying is that anything fed into the industrial machinery to comply with rules of size and length and shelf-life has a hard time surviving as art.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Art #Writing #Hard Times

  • I have a great deal of empathy for anyone who's having a hard time. I believe this ability to see another's viewpoint has served me well as a writer.
    -- Alex Flinn

    #Believe #Hard Times #Empathy

  • I get very involved in my characters. Sometimes I have a very hard time separating my characters from my life.
    -- Alexia Fast

    #Character #Hard Times #Sometimes

  • In difficult times, it's so hard to look around and to see what to be grateful for.
    -- Alice Barrett

    #Grateful #Hard Times #Looks

  • Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Hard Times #Dancing #Proof

  • I had a lot of growing up to do. A lot of times, I learned the hard way.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Growing Up #Hard Times #Growing

  • For some reason most critics have a hard time fixing their minds directly under their noses, and before they see the object that is there they use a telescope upon the horizon to see where it came from.
    -- Allen Tate

    #Hard Times #Mind #Horizon

  • I have a hard time articulating the emotional experience of working on a film. Even when I have meetings on films or discussing them with directors, I find that's my biggest challenge. Different words mean different things to people.
    -- Amy Adams

    #Mean #Hard Times #Emotional

  • Anybody who's ever gone through a hard time - any outsider's perception, no matter how much information they're given, they have no idea what the person's life is like.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Hard Times #Ideas #Life Is Hard

  • Great people do things before they're ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you're afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that - that is what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that's really special and if you're not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Hard Times #People #Risk

  • To the girls that gave me a hard time in high school. I want to say thank you. This is a victory for all the nerds out there.
    -- Amy Van Dyken

    #Girl #School #Hard Times

  • I kind of do this awkward body language because, growing up, I had a really hard time expressing myself vocally.
    -- Analeigh Tipton

    #Growing Up #Hard Times #Awkward

  • I've never got on with the British press because they've always given me such a hard time. Once they build a band up they just want to do people down. They shouldn't concentrate on the colour of someone's shirt they should listen to the music.
    -- Andrew Eldritch

    #Hard Times #People #Band

  • Strategy doesn't change when hard times arrive. Consumers' willingness to try, and to stay loyal, remains, the goal. Winners know this; their brand focus and strategy remains consistent.
    -- Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison

    #Business #Hard Times #Goal

  • I had a hard time at Chelsea mainly because I was injured much of the time. Every time I recovered from one injury I seemed to get a new one and it set me back again.
    -- Andriy Shevchenko

    #Hard Times #Injury

  • I have a hard time accepting diversity as a synonym for justice. Diversity is a corporate strategy.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Hard Times #Justice #Diversity

  • I am thankful for all the hard times I've been through and all the tears I've cried because that has put me as closer to God and made me the strong woman I am today!
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Strong Women #Hard Times #Tears

  • It's been a hard time to celebrate, to come out with a smile. But I'm an American. Naomi asked me to come out to support other Americans, and here I am.
    -- Angie Everhart

    #Smile #Hard Times #Support

  • Riches, power and fame last only for a few years! Why do people cling so desperately to these transitory things? Why can't people who have more than they need for themselves give that surplus to their fellow citizens? Why should some people have such a hard time during their few years on this earth?
    -- Anne Frank

    #Hard Times #Years #People

  • You'd have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub. Given a choice between Barcelona and San Sebastian to die in, I'd probably want to die in San Sebastian.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Hard Times #Choices #Want

  • It is such a secret place, the land of tears.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Broken Heart #Sadness #Hard Times

  • Only during hard times do people come to understand how difficult it is to be master of their feelings and thoughts.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Hard Times #People #Feelings

  • We're living in hard times.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Hard Times

  • I have a hard time repeating myself.
    -- Ariel Rechtshaid

    #Hard Times

  • Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don't be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they're going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It's far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what, don't ever stop doing your thing.
    -- Asher Roth

    #Fun #Hard Times #Mind

  • I was very active but I was dyslexic and had a really hard time at school.
    -- Ashley Scott

    #School #Hard Times #Dyslexic

  • I have a hard time retaining the lines. Even on set I make mistakes but I'm okay with that.
    -- Ashley Scott

    #Mistake #Hard Times #Lines

  • But then there is the one who seems to have a hard time separating the actor's work from reality.
    -- Audrey Meadows

    #Hard Times #Reality #Actors

  • I have a hard time writing music when I'm on tour.
    -- Avicii

    #Writing #Hard Times #Writing Music

  • I have a hard time watching films and not thinking how I would play any part, whether its a man or a woman.
    -- B. D. Wong

    #Men #Thinking #Hard Times

  • Most of us spend so much time thinking about where we have been or where we are supposed to be going that we have a hard time recognizing where we actually are.
    -- Barbara Brown Taylor

    #Hard Times #Thinking #Recognizing

  • I wanted to be a 150% entrepreneur and a 150% mom, and I found that I was having a very hard time doing both. I was about 75% and 75% - still better than 100%, but not what I was accustomed to at work.
    -- Barbara Corcoran

    #Mom #Hard Times #Entrepreneur

  • A few minutes ago, I had a hard time getting through the lobby because of all the people. After today, that won't be happening.
    -- Bear Bryant

    #Sports #Hard Times #Winning

  • My new single 'I'm Gonna show you crazy' is really about knowing it's okay to not be okay. It's not about being legit crazy it's about feeling like you're an outsider and there's nothing wrong with that. I was bitter during that time in my life but I needed that. It helped shaped me and my music. Going through a hard time makes you a better person. Going through hell those two years was worth it.
    -- Bebe

    #Crazy #Hard Times #Years

  • I really loved Kelsey [Grammer]. It wasn't a romantic love, but there was something about him. It's very difficult to see someone you care about having a hard time.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Hard Times #Romantic Love #Care

  • I nibbled my lower lip. "If you could see into my past just by touching my back, you'd have a hard time resisting the temptation too." "I have a hard time keeping my hands off you without that added bonus.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Hard Times #Past #Hands

  • Try it on." "It's probably a little snug. Marcie tends to buy down when it comes to sizing." He merely smiled. "It has a slit up the thigh." His smile depened. "Zip it up?" Patch's eyes made a slow assessment of me, sharpening to vivid black. "I'm going to have a hard time sending you off with Scott in that dress. Just a heads-up: If you come home and the dress looks even slightly tampered with, i will track Scott down, and when i find him, it won't be pretty.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Home #Eye #Hard Times

  • You need to put the fear of risk aside. Startups need leaders who are willing to persevere through the hard times. Failure is an option, and a real risk. Failure and risk are something entrepreneurs should understand well, and learn to manage. Don’t have a fear of talking about your failures. Don’t hide your mistakes.
    -- Ben Huh

    #Mistake #Real #Hard Times

  • I always read about these stories of entrepreneurs - it's like they're in the desert with no water, and they're the ones that survive. But I've been really fortunate to have people on my team who are optimistic about the future and who know that if you work through hard times that there's usually something good at the end.
    -- Ben Silbermann

    #Team #Optimistic #Hard Times

  • Hard times always lead to something great.
    -- Betsey Johnson

    #Hard Times

  • If you're sitting in that audience ready to fight me from the very beginning, I'm going to have a hard time getting to you. But if you've got a heart at all, I'm going to get it.
    -- Betty Carter

    #Heart #Fighting #Hard Times

  • I have a very hard time with this word 'non-violence,' because I don't believe that I am non-violent. ... Right now, I would love to kill George Bush. I don't know how I ever got a Nobel Peace Prize, because when I see children die, the anger in me is just beyond belief. It's our duty as human beings, whatever age we are, to become the protectors of human life.
    -- Betty Williams

    #Children #Believe #Hard Times

  • The worst years of my life were the first two years I was doing standup. You're learning how to do, and you're going on stage in front of two drunks and people aren't laughing and you're broke. That's a really hard time in your life.
    -- Bill Maher

    #Hard Times #Years #Two

  • On the show, I do a very serious thing. And a lot of people have a hard time reconciling that with what I'm going to do after the show. They can't get it into their heads: "How can he be talking to Madeleine Albright one minute and then somebody half his age...." They're just jealous. But I never made any bones about it. I am a player. Always have been.
    -- Bill Maher

    #Jealous #Hard Times #Player

  • Different vodkas have different effects. Some make you feel a little...poly-lingual. Some make you feel like you want to talk back to someone who's giving you a hard time. Some make you feel like lifting kettle bells.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Hard Times #Giving #Different

  • If you're sensitive, you will have a hard time with me.
    -- Bill Parcells

    #Hard Times #Sensitive

  • We're all doing time. As soon as we get born, we find ourselves assigned to one little body, one set of desires and fears, one family, city, state, country, and planet. Who can ever understand exactly why or how it comes down as it does? The bottom line is, here we are. Whatever, wherever we are, this is what we've got. It's up to us whether we do it as easy time or hard time.
    -- Bo Lozoff

    #Country #Hard Times #Cities

  • People have a hard time accepting anything that overwhelms them.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Hard Times #People #Accepting

  • Old New York City is a friendly old town From Washington Heights to Harlem on down There's a-mighty many people all millin' all around They'll kick you when you're up and knock you when you're down It's hard times in the city Livin' down in New York town
    -- Bob Dylan

    #New York #Hard Times #Cities

  • Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times when the "hero" within us is revealed.
    -- Bob Riley

    #Strength #Hero #Hard Times

  • If my daughter wants to get into this business, I would support that decision. She's going to have a hard time not being in it. She loves food and she's around it all the time.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Daughter #Mother #Hard Times

  • There's a lot of people out there who go through hard times, and they feel alone. They feel like nobody is there. But I'm in the same boat.
    -- Brandy Norwood

    #Hard Times #People #Boat

  • They had a hard time miking me in my loin cloth, I mean, where were they gonna tape it?
    -- Brendan Fraser

    #Mean #Hard Times #Tape

  • My wife, she still gives me a hard time, and says I hunt too much or I like to play golf too much. And she's probably right, but it sure beats some of the things I used to do.
    -- Brett Favre

    #Sports #Golf #Hard Times

  • It is hard to play Blue Suede Shoes. I know everyone has heard it 10 million times, and that makes it even harder to play it, but there's a very laid back tempo on that. I was surprised at how slow it really was.
    -- Brian Setzer

    #Hard Times #Blue #Play

  • A lot of young actresses have a hard time combining a reasonable love life with a career.
    -- Britt Ekland

    #Love Life #Hard Times #Careers

  • When I've had hard times in my life, the one thing about being in TV is that it's positive. I withdrew to 'Cheers,' it was familiar in that it was family. It had a kind of realistic positiveness to it.
    -- Bruno Heller

    #Cheer #Hard Times #Tvs

  • God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Perseverance #Hard Times #What Matters

  • There would be hard times, but what did I care if we had hard times? The branches of my love were wide, and they caught the rain and the snow. We would be okay, the two of us together. We would be okay.
    -- Carolyn Parkhurst

    #Rain #Hard Times #Two

  • People do give me a hard time about my hair because it's orange and it's big.
    -- Carrot Top

    #Hard Times #Hair #Orange

  • I always give a print to everybody I photograph, and some of my subjects have told me they have a hard time hanging them up at home.
    -- Catherine Opie

    #Home #Hard Times #Giving

  • All the guys in the locker room will give me a hard time and call me Robin Thicke or call me Justin Bieber.
    -- Chandler Parsons

    #Hard Times #Nba #Giving

  • There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Regret #Hard Times #Long

  • I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Cheer #Hard Times #Talking

  • I think my parents had a hard time dealing with me.
    -- Chris Lilley

    #Hard Times #Thinking #Parent

  • The only time you have is the where and when of right now. There will always be good times, bad times, hard times, and complete disasters. However, there is no other option but to be where you are, when you are. That is a universal truth for everyone. The important thing is how you respond, what you decide to do, and when you decide to do it.
    -- Chris Murray

    #Hard Times #Important #Good Times

  • People who care about records are always giving me a hard time. I mean, I would destroy records in performances, and break them, and whatever I could do to them to create a sound that was something else than just the sound that was in the groove.
    -- Christian Marclay

    #Mean #Hard Times #People

  • Sometimes electricity provides unexpected benefits. In a remote village in China's Fujian province in which young men have traditionally had a hard time finding wives, the arrival of electricity has attracted more brides
    -- Christopher Flavin

    #Hard Times #Men #Wife

  • Young people are having a hard time with what's reality and what's fantasy these days...We created discussion. It wasn't to create controversy for sale's sake, but rather it was my obligation to use the medium for discussion. Nobody's discussing the grown-up topics; they are faking and fronting.
    -- Chuck D

    #Hard Times #Reality #People

  • Your past is just a story. And once you realize this it has no power over you.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Life #Hard Times #Past

  • I had a hard time convincing students that they were going to North Africa to understand the North Africans, not to understand themselves.
    -- Clifford Geertz

    #Hard Times #Students #Convincing

  • Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.
    -- Coco Chanel

    #Inspirational #Real #Hard Times

  • I get pregnant pretty easily, but I have a hard time keeping them.
    -- Courteney Cox

    #Hard Times #Pregnant

  • I have a hard time doing anything someone else tells me to do! I've always been driven to follow my own path and not be pushed down another lane because some executive thought I could be more commercially successful or whatever.
    -- Cyndi Lauper

    #Successful #Hard Times #Path

  • At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey.
    -- Daniel Handler

    #Believe #Hard Times #Journey

  • That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they're relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me.
    -- Daniel Okrent

    #Hard Times #Dubious #Faces

  • I was having a hard time at school, in terms of being crap at everything, with no discernible talent,
    -- Daniel Radcliffe

    #School #Hard Times #Talent

  • Before I finished another level of Scientology auditing, I had a very hard time with being wrong and I always had to have my own way - and not in a good sense. After auditing, I was able to have my thoughts, communicate them and not have to be right all the time.
    -- Danny Masterson

    #Hard Times #Able #Way

  • Even though there is rampant unemployment in many parts of the world, there are still large numbers of jobs that are going unfilled because employers are having a hard time identifying people with the right set of skills.
    -- Daphne Koller

    #Jobs #Hard Times #Skills

  • The whole world appears to me like a huge vacuum, a vast empty space, whence nothing desirable, or at least satisfactory, can possibly be derived; and I long daily to die more and more to it; even though I obtain not that comfort from spiritual things which I earnestly desire.
    -- David Brainerd

    #Spiritual #Hard Times #Space

  • If you spend enough time reading or writing, you find a voice, but you also find certain tastes. You find certain writers who when they write, it makes your own brain voice like a tuning fork, and you just resonate with them. And when that happens, reading those writers ... becomes a source of unbelievable joy. It’s like eating candy for the soul. And I sometimes have a hard time understanding how people who don’t have that in their lives make it through the day.
    -- David Foster Wallace

    #Reading #Writing #Hard Times

  • I know the game wasn't a classic, but the night was about more than that-it was about bringing back the memories and raising money for former heroes who have now fallen on hard times.
    -- David Ginola

    #Memories #Hero #Hard Times

  • Getting in shape for this role, which is incredibly demanding, vocally, has been a lot of hard work, but I'm nailing it. I'm even kind of, at times, blowing my own mind, because I am even able to talk right now.
    -- David Hasselhoff

    #Hard Work #Hard Times #Mind

  • He needs to be punished because the law hasn't punished him. He's never done any hard time.
    -- David Haye

    #Motivation #Hard Times #Law

  • Many Jews are not Zionists and many non-Jews are. Zionism is a political movement, not a race. To say Zionism is the Jewish people is like saying the Democratic Party is the American people. Jewish people who oppose Zionism, however, have been given a very hard time.
    -- David Icke

    #Party #Hard Times #Race

  • One of the things I had a hard time getting used to when I came to California in '78 was Santa Claus in shorts.
    -- Dennis Franz

    #Hard Times #California #Santa

  • Spartan is about this elite unit of the armed forces named the Delta Force. I play a protege of Val Kilmer's character, and he kind of gives me a hard time.
    -- Derek Luke

    #Character #Hard Times #Play

  • And sometimes then he sat with us for an hour or so, sharing our limbo, listening while I read. Books from any shelf, opened at any page, in which I would start and finish anywhere, mid-sentence sometimes. Wuthering Heights ran into Emma, which gave way to The Eustace Diamonds, which faded into Hard Times, which ceded to The Woman in White. Fragments. It didn't matter. Art, its completeness, its formedness, its finishedness, had no power to console. Words, on the other hand, were a lifeline.
    -- Diane Setterfield

    #Art #Book #Hard Times

  • When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.
    -- Donald Trump

    #Life #Fighting #Hard Times

  • I have a hard time finding something that I really enjoy reading, but I read 'The Great Gatsby' every summer.
    -- Dree Hemingway

    #Summer #Reading #Hard Times

  • I've tried like hell to make bad movies good, and I can't. Maybe Marlon Brando has been able to do that at times. But even he has a hard time making 'The Appaloosa' a good movie.
    -- Dylan McDermott

    #Hard Times #Good Movie #Able

  • You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.
    -- E. O. Wilson

    #Hard Times #Giving #Goal

  • O troubled forms, O early love unfortunate and hard, Time has estranged you into a jewel cold and pure
    -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

    #Hard Times #Jewels #Lovers

  • I had a hard time going back to school after T2. I really didnt want to go to private school.
    -- Edward Furlong

    #School #Hard Times #Want

  • I was taken in by what might be called the Hard Times version of the Communists' advertising or recruiting technique.
    -- Elia Kazan

    #Taken #Hard Times #Technique

  • Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine a love that does not show itself in protection from suffering.... The love of God did not protect His own Son.... He will not necessarily protect us - not from anything it takes to make us like His Son. A lot of hammering and chiseling and purifying by fire will have to go into the process.
    -- Elisabeth Elliot

    #Son #Hard Times #Fire

  • Many people don't wake up. They fight against a difficult time, shut the window and become more bitter. Fortunately or unfortunately, however you see it, we are served up those opportunities over and over in our life. So if you've shut the window, don't worry, another hard time is going to come around the corner - to give you that chance all over again.
    -- Elizabeth Lesser

    #Fighting #Hard Times #Opportunity

  • Gabriel Byrne is an extraordinary human being. We have two extraordinary kids and we work at it. We were always friends. He stuck by me through very hard times, and I hope he'd say the same about me.
    -- Ellen Barkin

    #Kids #Hard Times #Two

  • Letters do love one another. However, due to their anatomical differences, some letters have a hard time achieving intimacy.
    -- Ellen Lupton

    #Hard Times #Differences #Letters