Top 230 Difficulty Quotes

In this post, you will find great Difficulty Quotes from famous people, such as Arundhati Bhattacharya, Enda Kenny, Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Stiglitz, Niels Bohr. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

When it comes down to business, everybody is very busin

When it comes down to business, everybody is very businesslike… I have never felt any difficulty in dealing with any of these situations.
People tell me their own stories about how they have come through great difficulty.
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
As I noted in my Nobel lecture, an early insight in my work on the economics of information concerned the problem of appropriability – the difficulty that those who pay for information have in getting returns.
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
Niels Bohr
I’m very confident that God has a way of bringing good from difficulty.
I’ve always had something a wee bit up with me, but I think it’s some kind of learning difficulty. It’s always been something.
In the Netherlands, we have had a difficult year and we are now getting out of this difficulty. So we have now growth prospects for 2014.
One difficulty in making the Senate work the way it was intended is that America’s electorate is increasingly divided into red and blue states, with lawmakers representing just one color or the other.
China-Africa relationship has a long history and is full of vitality. Since the 1950s and 1960s, our common historical experiences have brought China and Africa together, and we have forged deep friendship in our joint struggle during which we have supported each other in times of difficulty.
You’re out there on an island. It’s just you and the best receiver, man-to-man, in one-on-one coverage a lot of the time. And you don’t really get any help. If you get beat, everyone can see. If you get scored on, everyone knows. That’s the difficulty of playing corner.
For some small number of people, a parental loss appears to be, ultimately, a desirable difficulty – again, not a large number.
We are among the handful of countries that has difficulty distinguishing juveniles from adults where crime is concerned. We are convinced that if a child commits an adult crime, that kid is magically transformed into an adult. Consequently, we try juveniles as adults.
The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing.
John Clare
I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty.
James A. Garfield
In addition to pain, disability, and disfigurement, lymphatic filariasis carries a heavy social cost. Those disfigured by the disease are often shunned. Women are often rejected by their families. Both men and women can have difficulty finding jobs.
Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.
Vladimir Putin
I had to escape the destruction of my father‘s bankruptcy and all that difficulty.
How do we describe the fact of human existence? At a certain point, perhaps, style fails us. Language, even and in particular at its most evocative, becomes less of an aid and more of a difficulty.
The difficulty for Mr. Obama will be when the public sees where his decisions leadhigher inflation, higher interest rates, higher taxes, sluggish growth, and a jobless recovery.
Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood.
The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.
Human communication above and beyond the words that we say is so nuanced. It makes it difficult to not only analyze the vocabulary you use but the intention behind it. That’s something even humans have difficulty doing, let alone a robot.
Whenever I see people in difficulty, I just try to help them. In fact, I believe I have helped over 700,000 people in my life.
The hypothesis of surviving intelligence and personality – not only surviving but anxious and able with difficulty to communicate – is the simplest and most straightforward and the only one that fits all the facts.
Oliver Joseph Lodge
The great difficulty with Guantanamo is it was perceived correctly as being a place where people were not being detained subject to rules. I don’t think the world thinks that you can’t detain suspected terrorists – the world thinks you can do that, but you have to do it pursuant to rules and to clear charges.
If something comes that it is so extreme that you have difficulty thinking of it as a good thing, don’t think of it as a good thing and kid yourself. To the extent that you can, don’t label it a bad thing. Refusing to label something a bad thing opens you up to possibilities you would not have even considered otherwise.
I always have difficulty with the Greek tragic plays. I think the difficulty one has – which is a serious problem – is the question of belief. Do you believe in the myth that the play expresses? Do you believe in it as myth or as reality? With any play, you have to believe in it as reality. You can’t act a myth.
When you experience difficulty at work or in your life, instead of looking back on it as something that was really challenging, look at it and ask yourself, ‘What wisdom did I learn from that?’
I lived and breathed football. Now I have difficulty walking because of that: because I gave much more than I actually had to give.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that s

The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
The biggest aggravation in the Arab world, the biggest reason for their anger toward us and the creation of those suicide terrorists, is Israel and the difficulty with the Palestinian issue.
I don’t know how happy I was when I met Sting. I always had this difficulty of not really knowing who I was.
I think that part of the difficulty of being a celebrity is that you may have to hide what you’re feeling and you aren’t totally allowed to be yourself, because you’re in the public eye.
Deborah Ann Woll
I think it is the height of ignorance to believe that the sexual act is an independent function necessary like sleeping or eating. Seeing, therefore, that I did not desire more children, I began to strive after self-control. There was endless difficulty in the task.
There are uses to adversity, and they don’t reveal themselves until tested. Whether it’s serious illness, financial hardship, or the simple constraint of parents who speak limited English, difficulty can tap unexpected strengths.
The best opinion now is, that there are multitudinous forms which are not sufficiently differentiated to be distinctively either plant or animal, while, as respects ordinary plants and animals, the difficulty of laying down a definition has become far greater than ever before.
Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography.
By the nature of cinema and how it literalizes what we envision, movies can have difficulty replicating that connection we make with a classic book.
I like Mourinho because he is intelligent. When his team are in difficulty he’s very good at focussing the attention on himself.
The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.
I think a lot of tunes can suffer from being so simple, so either they get over-complicated or their simplicity means the simple way to lay them down becomes the difficulty.
Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.
Edgar Degas
Being knee-deep in sadness or suffering and refusing to look down – to me, that represents something more powerful than someone who’s never gone through difficulty.
I just think I’ve always been sensitive and had difficulty containing my feelings, and I’ve always searched for outlets for that, because otherwise those feelings come out in chaotic ways that aren’t always great.
I only used a cell phone for the first time after I was released. I had difficulty coping with it because it seemed so small and insubstantial.
There are interesting forms of difficulty, and there are unprofitable forms of difficulty. I mean, I enjoy some difficult poetry, but some of it is impenetrable and I actually wouldn’t want to penetrate it if I could, perhaps.
The simplest way of understanding justice is giving people what they deserve. This idea goes back to Aristotle. The real difficulty begins with figuring out who deserves what and why.
Michael Sandel
My best stuff as a teacher was always to find the problems within each individual actor, and I’ll suggest things that I know that particular actor will have difficulty with.
Over the years, I observed that many talented graphic designers, including those in my own family, had difficulty getting their designs to market. I thought it would be possible to hold open stationery design competitions where all designers could participate.
Mariam Naficy
I didn’t wake up one day and just couldn’t hear. I woke up one day and realized I was having difficulty, and that I had overcompensated by lip reading, so that I didn’t really understand how bad it was.
We were an ill-matched pair, my husband and I, from the very outset; he, with very high ideas of a husband’s authority and a wife‘s submission, holding strongly to the ‘master-in-my-own-house theory,’ thinking much of the details of home arrangements, precise, methodical, easily angered and with difficulty appeased.
It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages.
Bainbridge Colby
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
My approach to gymnastics in Beijing was heavily based on the amount of difficulty I could do.
I’ve had some struggles, some times with difficulty and people saying this, people saying that. I’ve done some things I shouldn’t have, but it’s about growing up and learning how to be a true professional.
The difficulty with any sort of esteem is that more is expected of you.
I think the biggest difficulty is that when I’m here in America, there’s a necessity of using English, so I really have a great sense of really wanting to learn, but unfortunately when I head back to Japan, the necessity vanishes and so does my enthusiasm about learning.
Chiaki Kuriyama
Modernism in other arts brought extreme difficulty. In poetry, the characteristic difficulty imported under the name of modernism was obscurity. But obscurity could just as easily be a quality of metrical as of free verse.
I write for somebody who has my own limitations. My reader has a certain difficulty with concentrating, which in my case comes from being a film viewer.
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.
I wouldn't say one is easier or more difficult, but whe

I wouldn’t say one is easier or more difficult, but when you’re inside a costume and a mask, you have to endure heat – and, often, difficulty seeing. The vision is not very good in a mask. And you have to cope with that, as well as trying to think about this character.
Parkinson‘s is a slow but inevitable process. It’s hard living with it on a daily basis. The difficulty facing people with it is that they never quite know ‘Can I or can’t I do this today?’
I was raised by a strong mother who always taught me to speak up, I never had difficulty leaving an uncomfortable situation or cutting eye contact; people used to call me cold.
There are, in fact, very few organic zinc compounds; only the first members of the series, which correspond to the simplest organic radicals, can be prepared without too much difficulty, but they have the disadvantage of being spontaneously inflammable in air and are consequently very dangerous to handle.
Victor Grignard
I am a stupendously fast reader and always have been. I can read in at least three languages fluently and two languages with a little bit more difficulty.
Bob Gates understands the difficulty of going to war. This is a man who spent almost his entire life working for the government.
I used to find great difficulty in drawing feet.
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
That’s the difficulty with free-kicks, as you get one, maybe two, and that’s why it’s tough. You have to score.
The Western poet and writer of romance has exactly the same kind of difficulty in comprehending Eastern subjects as you have in comprehending Western subjects.
What the United States has to do is send a clear message to Iran that they will not be able to develop nuclear weapons. Why endure the difficulty of sanctions if they are not going to be able to develop nuclear weapons anyway?
Between children and parents, there is a difficulty of seeing each other simply as people.
Somewhere in your house is a game that could use a good beating. Pick it up. Play to the end. Get all the achievements/trophies out of it. So you’ve maxed out all your points. Play it again at a harder difficulty. Do something. It’s startling the number of games people own but haven‘t beaten for one reason or another.
A lot of times, you had to beat the bullies at their own game. But the difficulty is not becoming the bully yourself.
Pierce Brown
By no means do I anticipate screening those who come on to campus… And I have no difficulty if a bishop across the country or some local pastor may say that’s not Catholic teaching – that’s fine.
William P. Leahy
I think we have a cultural difficulty with looking at our problems.
The honest truth is that if this government were to propose the massacre of the first-born, it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons.
Diane Abbott
There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.
If you have difficulty sleeping or are not getting enough sleep or sleep of good quality, you need to learn the basics of sleep hygiene, make appropriate changes, and possibly consult a sleep expert.
Many years ago, in the throes of my struggles on the PGA Tour, I had difficulty even getting into pro-ams. I needed money, so I put together a 45-minute magic show I’d perform at corporate events surrounding the tournament.
Gary McCord
An insuperable obstacle to rapid transit in Africa is the want of carriers, and as speed was the main object of the Expedition under my command, my duty was to lessen this difficulty as much as possible.
Henry Morton Stanley
I think one ages and one dates. I tend to have a good deal of difficulty in liking some of the new poets.
The difficulty with this conversation is that it’s very different from most of the ones I’ve had of late. Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.
I think that a president needs to have a variety of views presented. But also, there has to be a team effort, because otherwise, I think it creates a dissonance and difficulty.
The difficulty of finding organs suitable for transplantation on man must be met.
Alexis Carrel
This whole idea of visibility by the public creates a pretty powerful lever. In the new transparency era, you are able to make change you would otherwise have difficulty making. It’s no longer possible for somebody just to bury the problem. It’s the reason why things like WikiLeaks are important.
It strikes me as very strange that whereas Tennyson could support most of Mr. Buckley’s propositions about free trade, and the private sector, and private enterprise, Tennyson found no difficulty also in lending intellectual support to the idea of Women’s Liberation.
The world calls for, and expects from us, simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor, obedience and humility, detachment, and self-sacrifice. Without this mark of holiness, our word will have difficulty in touching the heart of modern man.
The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve.
I was in a lecture about concussions and of the 10 symptoms the guy mentioned, I had eight. The symptoms would be, for example, mood swings, getting angry very fast, forgetting some things, having difficulty sleeping.
I think everybody encounters difficulty. It’s just more pitched in some people.
Everyone has a moment of difficulty.
Seo In-guk
Many foster children have had difficulty making the tra

Many foster children have had difficulty making the transition to independent living. Several are homeless, become single parents, commit crimes, or live in poverty. They are also frequent targets of crime.
The fundamental difficulty in myothermic observations is the smallness of the changes involved and their rapidity.
Archibald Hill
Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.
Some say no when others say yes. That’s the difficulty with handball.
I see the difficulty of kids in going to university, the difficulty of kids in schools getting arts education, so that the arts and drama and the creative arts are extracurricular. They aren’t: they are at the centre, and they are the equipment we so desperately need in the world.
My favorite thing is when we lift a trophy. Afterward, we can have a picture of us lifting a trophy. And that picture shows a lot of work, a lot of difficulty and a lot of sacrifice together.
Of course, we also have the responsibility to win games and the difficulty in the job is to combine both.
We are farmers, nobody in the family has a government job and my family has been supporting me with difficulty. But it is a sort of relief now that I am able to support my family financially besides continuing with my training.
Neeraj Chopra
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
Difficulty is our most reliable narrative engine.
Why is it that here in the United States we have such difficulty even imagining a different sort of society from the one whose dysfunctions and inequalities trouble us so?
I get so much mail from women who have lost children because one of my books is about that. There was also a period when my marriage was in difficulty, which people connected with.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Sometimes I think the most difficult moments in life were actually good because they made me strong. I was a child labourer. From this, I learned to stand on my own feet. So I don’t want to forget the difficulty of my life.
I do have a lot of difficulty figuring out what I want to be working on, but what’s the alternative? To be one of those people who has a million things they want to do, and then never does any of them? And then where will you be?
It is indeed a matter of great difficulty to discover, and effectually to distinguish, the true motions of particular bodies from the apparent because the parts of that immovable space, in which those motions are performed, do by no means come under the observation of our senses.
Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion.
Suzan-Lori Parks
Born in the UK, brought up in Ghana, it was a sort of childhood of hardship and difficulty.
When I’m dealing with the 18th century, as I do in ‘The Firebird,’ the difficulty isn’t only finding what a woman did, it’s finding her at all. Most of the sources I’m dealing with – letters and memoirs and written reports of the day – have been written by men.
I have such difficulty calming down – my stomach, my head, reality, everything. That is the reason I live in Faro.
It seems that the greatest difficulty is to find the end. Don’t try to find it, it’s there already.
Sofia Coppola
But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell.
I’m a reader of Chinese literature, I like their films, but also: I’ve had great difficulty getting my work published in China; very little of it has been published there. The first two attempts to have all of my work published, for instance, were refused without any reason ever being given.
When I first went to Japan, I was wrestling under my real name. The Japanese people have a great amount of difficulty with the letters f, r and l. So three out of the six letters in my first name they couldn’t say. It was a bit of a mouthful for those guys.
It’s not that I don’t want big triceps, but the truth is, I’ve never had much difficulty adding mass to them.
With ‘Django Unchained,’ when you’re dealing with slavery, it’s like a gymnastics routine with the highest amount of difficulty. Quentin Tarantino is not going to do a movie that’s just going to lay there and be safe. There’s going to be twists and flips.
I don’t really think about the degree of difficulty or the possibility of making a mistake. I just try to relax and let my preparation and training take over.
South Africa is labouring to find its revolutionary path; the colours of the Rainbow Nation have difficulty blending together; the wealthy elites (white, black or Indian) profit from de facto segregation.
As for critical writing about modernism, its moments of lucidity are but fulgurations illuminating the dark and incomprehensible landscape of its subject’s unabashed difficulty.
In regard to education, something has been done by the Provincial Legislature; but to build churches, and to place clergymen is a work of greater difficulty.
God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unles

God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
I had dinner with Marlene Dietrich in the early 1970s. I went to pick her up and she had someone with her, a dreadful man. He was writing a book about her, and he said to her, ‘You’re so cold when you perform,’ and she said, ‘You didn’t listen to the voice.’ She said the difficulty was to place the voice with the face.
I think in many ways the problem that my writing would have with an American reviewer is that Americans find difficulty very hard to take. They are inevitably looking for a happy ending.
I think the biggest difficulty from transitioning from professional wrestling to the acting world is generally toning down your performance.
If you find great difficulty in trying to reckon with the future or even the present, I think it’s intuitive to start that process by reckoning with the past.
For an artist, a good place to be is you have some kind of influence and power to get things done, but in your essence you remain a nomad or a soldier facing a difficulty to be overcome.
I have had quite a lot of prizes, but I don’t think it makes any difference to the ease or difficulty to the writing process.
After my mother’s death, I had such difficulty relating to people.
Many a man renounces morals, but with great difficulty the conception, ‘morality.’ Morality is the ‘idea’ of morals, their intellectual power, their power over the conscience; on the other hand, morals are too material to rule the mind, and do not fetter an ‘intellectual’ man, a so-called independent, a ‘freethinker.’
I accept of course we’re in deep trouble and deep difficulty. But if we, under a new leader, reinvent ourselves properly as a Brexit party, we will be faced with the inevitability at some point of a general election in order to deliver Brexit because this Parliament is stopping the delivery of Brexit.
I’m sure that you could go back and make a graph showing that all the killings of black males increased in times of economic difficulty. As a matter of fact, a black man was lynched last year.
Ishmael Reed
Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run, a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations.
I consider myself to be a very good skateboarder, but the difficulty when you’re being pulled behind any car, when there’s only a 20-ft. line, is that you can’t see the potholes.
I am, really, a great writer; my only difficulty is in finding great readers.
Frank Harris
I remember sometimes a difficulty and I realise that it taught me something or it helped me later on. The difficulties in the past are the wins in the present.
There is a widespread difficulty in the Muslim world, which has to do with how the people are taught about examining their own history. A whole range of stuff has been placed off limits.
Somebody who was born in this country who visited China would later face difficulty getting back in to the USA. We have to keep in mind that the struggles of the Chinese against these exclusion laws really laid down the foundations of civil rights law.
With European powers no new subjects of difficulty have arisen, and those which were under discussion, although not terminated, do not present a more unfavorable aspect for the future preservation of that good understanding which it has ever been our desire to cultivate.
This is football, and one cannot be distracted at any moment because the opposition can put you in difficulty and compromise a result.
Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
I think ‘accessible‘ just means that the reader can walk into the poem without difficulty. The poem is not, as someone put it, deflective of entry.
The difficulty of IVF or of any fertility issues is the hope and the shattered hope, the dream that it might happen this time and then it doesn’t happen.
Since I have difficulty defining merit and what merit alone means – and in any context, whether it’s judicial or otherwise – I accept that different experiences in and of itself, bring merit to the system.
It’s often difficult for us to act compassionately, but sacred art eases the difficulty by ennobling us.
Sometimes there are customers who get in difficulty because of situations that are out of their control. These are customers with genuine needs, and the role of the bank is to accommodate these customers, and there is a real need to reschedule the loans of these customers.
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
Any time I’m having difficulty, I focus on the breath, on relaxed breathing.
In college, I was failing almost every class I was taking my freshman year. I was having difficulty in managing my time; I was just overwhelmed. Even though I knew I was smart and knew I was good enough, at that point, I doubted all of it because I struggled to handle my sport, classes and social life all at once.
Millennials, minorities, women – until we can connect with those populations, we’re going to have some difficulty electorally.
My husband was adopted, and we had difficulty having both of my children, so we know the gift that life is. We do believe marriage is between a man and a woman. It’s how you stand on that kind of thing or how you vote that really makes a difference.
The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.
When I was in the first grade I was afraid of the teacher and had a miserable time in the reading circle, a difficulty that was overcome by the loving patience of my second grade teacher. Even though I could read, I refused to do so.
My faith makes me willing to do things that may look li

My faith makes me willing to do things that may look like there’s going to be a lot of physical difficulty. And you just go ahead and do it because you truly believe it’s the right thing to do.
The difficulty with film is you always have to consign a story to being a certain length, whereas with a book you don’t have budget constraints; you can cast it yourself.
I have my own difficulty with movies in which the suffering of the characters is too real, and many find it difficult to watch comedies that rely too heavily on embarrassment; the vicarious reaction to this is too unpleasant.
Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing.
But the basic difficulty still remains: It is the expansion of Federal power, about which I wish to express my alarm. How easily we embrace such business.
Everett Dirksen
I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage.
I really worked to try and be creative enough on the guitar parts so those who aren’t real educated would know that there was some difficulty in doing it.
I can’t recall any difficulty in making the C language definition completely open – any discussion on the matter tended to mention languages whose inventors tried to keep tight control, and consequent ill fate.
One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one’s essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case.
Whether I am writing about a man or woman makes no difference in terms of difficulty.
One needs to live every day according to God’s commandments. And then any kind of difficulty or unpleasantness will be manageable.
As newly created P2P businesses disrupt the status quo and compete with established companies, they face the difficulty of fitting a square peg into a round hole when it comes to existing regulatory regimes that don’t contemplate their business models.
The understanding of Syria‘s devastating civil war has been distorted by the immense danger and difficulty of covering it.
This is the difficulty about talking about it without sounding big-headed, but you cannot speak of New Zealand now without my involvement in what it has become.
David Lange
Some people erroneously believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members are not Christian. We have difficulty understanding why anyone could accept and promote an idea that is so far from the truth.
It’s hard to transition out of football. Even when you’re super successful, guys who have played 18 or 20 years and have won four Super Bowls, they still have difficulty with that transition. They believe they’re not ever going to do anything that important again.
An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that we already have given to the riddle in its various forms.
For me, most of the anxiety and difficulty of writing takes place in the act of not writing. It’s the procrastination, the thinking about writing that’s difficult.
The human imagination… has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.
As a Black woman and a Black person my experience has been very different. I have a deep love and connection for my country and my culture, but I also had a lot of difficulty growing up there.
The sense organs experience the external light, sound, etc. with difficulty; the different sense organs only have a so-called specific receptivity for particular stimuli.
Johannes P. Muller
Some things get written more quickly than others, but I can’t really measure degrees of difficulty.
Even when my opponent hits a very good shot, I don’t just want to get it back. I want to get it back so they have difficulty. And then I can control the point.
The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved.
Paul Dirac
A lot of these industries are having difficulty finding reliable workers with the skills they require.
Jerry Rubin
It might be liberating to think of human life as informed by losses and disappearances as much as by gifted appearances, allowing a more present participation and witness to the difficulty of living.
All I know is that, thanks to a sort of habit which has always been ingrained in me, I have never, at any moment of my life, experienced the least difficulty in addressing myself to God as to a supreme Someone.
Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty. When I am honest I never feel stupid. And when I am honest I am automatically humble.
Hugh Prather
Professionalism in art has this difficulty: To be professional is to be dependable, to be dependable is to be predictable, and predictability is esthetically boring – an anti-virtue in a field where we hope to be astonished and startled and at some deep level refreshed.
There will always be, within a party, people who backed one candidate versus people who backed another, and there will be factions in the party, and there’s always a little glee faction looking at the difficulty of the other faction.
The difficulty of getting a movie made through a major

The difficulty of getting a movie made through a major studio is so extreme that when a movie comes out, everyone should give it four stars because it was accomplished.
The complaint of bad pay, and difficulty in obtaining it, is almost generally reiterated through every department of education.
After saying yes to Turkey, the EU is having difficulty finding clear and consistent grounds for saying no to other, still more remote candidates – but being in the general vicinity of Europe does seem to be a continuing requirement.
Timothy Garton Ash
The difficulty of looking at a system like natural selection if you have any sort of moral sense yourself, is almost what makes it beautiful.
In that sense, film is superior, but the difficulty is your lack of control as a writer.
Terry Southern
I have a certain amount of difficulty dealing with too much limelight.
I had no difficulty as Secretary of Defense moving from the Bush administration to the Obama administration.
You cannot expect teams to be up for a final every Saturday, but you have to in the Six Nations, and that is the difficulty we have.
Now the difficulty with those warnings is that they were not specific.
The solution of the difficulty is that the two mental pictures which experiment lead us to form – the one of the particles, the other of the waves – are both incomplete and have only the validity of analogies which are accurate only in limiting cases.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
‘Ernest Borgnine’ is sort of my version of Woody Allen’s ‘Purple Rose Of Cairo’ in that it’s about the occasional difficulty of coming to terms with the cold hard facts and the temptation to escape into another world – like movies, for example. I’m a pro at escaping.
One of the fundamental characteristics of striated muscle, and the one involving the greatest difficulty in investigation, is the great rapidity with which changes take place in it.
Archibald Hill
The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.
Optimism – even, and perhaps especially in the face of difficulty – has long been an American hallmark.
Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense. It is perhaps not like other modern gardens, but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
Ian Hamilton Finlay
It is fatal for any body of workers to have forever hanging from the fringes of its skirts other bodies on a level just below its own; for that means continual pressure downward, additional difficulty to be overcome in the struggle to maintain reasonable rates of wages.
Florence Kelley
After Rio, I joined the gymnastics team at the University of Utah. It was a hard transition, because I’ve always competed in elite gymnastics, where we throw big skills. In college, you don’t get any points for difficulty, but once I got the hang of it, it was a piece of cake.
Dick understands what I go through. He understands the difficulty and the brutality of the business.
I’ve said before, I’ve always had difficulty with anxiety and depression. I’ve been on medication for it since I was about 18 years old, varying degrees of medication. I’ve had big ups and downs with it and very bad periods.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
I think the key divide between the interactive media and the narrative media is the difficulty in opening up an empathic pathway between the gamer and the character, as differentiated from the audience and the characters in a movie or a television show.
The United States Postal Service has a problem. People aren’t sending as much mail as they used to. That means less postage revenue and difficulty paying the bills.
Matthew Yglesias
The level of difficulty in most areas of MMA is very high. It’s a high learning curve. The footwork in boxing alone takes years to master. I will rely heavily on my amateur wrestling to get out of bad situations and take me from defense to offense. I’ll try to dictate the fight on my terms.
I think a lot of personnel decisions come down to who’s the best player today, like if we had to throw ’em in a game today versus what could their upside be 18 months from now. A lot of times, those are two different answers. That’s the difficulty of player personnel.
The accidents of my life have given me the ability to make stories in which different parts of the world are brought together, sometimes harmoniously, sometimes in conflict, and sometimes both – usually both. The difficulty in these stories is that if you write about everywhere you can end up writing about nowhere.
The difficulty for me is that I’m interested in so many different things. I could never really imagine myself doing one thing, and I’m pretty sure that I’ll end up doing four or five different things.
This is the problem for which revolutionary theory has yet to find the right solution, if there is one. The difficulty is that the economic interests of the two classes are antagonistic.
Garet Garrett
In 1962, my injury wasn’t because of violence; I just kicked the ball and it happened. And that was OK because Brazil won; I didn’t have any difficulty in accepting that. I still got a medal because I’d played two games.
Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty.
Mine is a European imagination, shaped largely by my very promiscuous reading in German, French, English and, with greater difficulty, Italian.
Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the

Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy.
The difficulty with telling stories about real people is you have to find a way of mixing yourself into the matter.
Olivier Dahan
The really cool challenge of ’24’ was learning on camera how to be a dramatic actress. The biggest difficulty was the industry side of things. I was very lucky that I had Joel Surnow, one of the creators of ’24,’ in my corner. Early on, the Fox executives couldn’t believe that I was on the show.
Art is a subjective thing, and it should be a subjective thing. And the difficulty of subjectivity is that it becomes hugely problematized when you start applying large sums of money to art objects. That’s where it all starts to get a bit sticky.
Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty, challenge, fascination and often productive clumsiness of learning a new method: the wonderful puzzles and problems of translating with new materials.
Helen Frankenthaler
Owing to the difficulty of dealing with substances of high molecular weight we are still a long way from having determined the chemical characteristics and the constitution of proteins, which are regarded as the principal con-stituents of living organisms.
Karl Landsteiner
In times of difficulty we all have to understand our responsibilities.
The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce, but the unwillingness to share.
Roy L. Smith
That’s why I kept going with my school – I wasn’t talented. That’s what’s the difficulty – you want to define key talents when they are 12, 13 or 14? When I was that age I was nowhere near. People had given up on me.
The biggest difficulty in film industry today is not that of getting dates, actors or finance, but writers. We don’t get writers. They are like heart surgeons with whom you need to meet after fixing an appointment.
Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses, Mr. Henry returns from this place. In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you.
And from the first time I picked up a basketball at age eight – I had a lot of difficulty when I first picked up a basketball, because I was a scrub – there were things that I liked about it.
Ironically, the more intensive and far-reaching a historian‘s research, the greater the difficulty of citation. As the mountain of material grows, so does the possibility of error.