Top 534 Trying Quotes

In this post, you will find great Trying Quotes from famous people, such as John Trudell, Roger Deakins, LL Cool J, George Clooney, Misty Copeland. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I am just a human being trying to make it in a world th

I am just a human being trying to make it in a world that is rapidly losing its understanding of being human.
I think that lens flares can work really well under certain circumstances. Personally, I am trying to get rid of them most of the time. I don’t like artifacts that draw attention to the surface of the image.
Once you achieve one goal, you should be looking forward to trying to build onto the next thing, and not just getting comfortable with what you’re doing.
I use my film-making to work through my deep questions and my deep problems. I think I could watch each film and tell you exactly which part of my psyche I’m trying to work out.
Every time I dance, I’m trying to prove myself to myself.
Twitter is great to connect with fans and be transparent. I enjoy that aspect about it. But really, I’m still trying to figure it out.
For all my life, I’ve been trying to tell Madam‘s story and really it’s a labor of love just to make sure people know about her and the empowerment she gave to other women.
I think people should be able to have at their behest, like, four hours of music, entertainment, visual knowledge, different pathways. That’s what I’m trying to do with modern technology, not just another song and another song.
Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?
I’m not trying to be something that I’m not, and I think a lot of people can relate to that. They want something that’s real, and I think I give that to them.
I’d rather deal with a Mob guy shaking hands on a deal than a Hollywood lawyer, who, the minute you get the contract signed, is trying to figure out how to screw you.
Albert S. Ruddy
I can imagine few things more trying to the patience than the long wasted days of waiting.
Robert Falcon Scott
What I’m always trying to say to the consumer is: buy less, choose well, make it last.
We are living in very challenging times. Pressured in the workplace and stressed out at home, people are trying to make sense of their lives.
You can drive yourself crazy and tie yourself in knots trying to anticipate what someone‘s going to like or not like, and doing test screenings and opinion polls. But pay too much mind to that, and you’ll wind up with a big pile of mush.
I’m just trying to be myself. I’m not trying to be anyone else.
I think we were trying to get off Combat from the moment we were on Combat.
Dave Mustaine
For my diet, I choose mostly organic. But in general, I am a big believer in trying to strike a balance with everything.
I like playing sport, and I like doing physical stuff. I like hiking and I like climbing and I like playing sport. I do a lot. But I don’t like the term ‘exercising.’ I feel like with sport, you’re playing games. But with exercise, you’re literally just trying to stop yourself from dying too young. It’s weird.
I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work.
Alvin Ailey
You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
J. Donald Walters
I don’t feel that I’m explaining the world or teaching people anything. And I’m not trying to be a mirror, showing them what’s really going on the world. All I’m trying to do is think of stuff that’s funny, just like when I’m kidding around with my friends.
To be with the others, you have to have your hair short and wear ties. So we’re trying to make a third world happen, you know what I mean?
Don’t violate your own code of values and ethics, but don’t waste energy trying to make other people violate theirs.
We’re trying to get the SEAL community back to where we think it should be – quiet professionalism.
There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.
We had a lot of difficulty in getting the French to accept the pyramid. They thought we were trying to import a piece of Egypt until I pointed out that their obelisk was also from Egypt and the Place des Pyramides is around the corner. Then they accepted it. The pyramid at the Louvre, though, is just the tip.
I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.
Whether you’re trying to learn in hockey or trying to learn in life, I’ve always tried to be observant and tried to learn more, tried to evolve, whether it’s as a hockey player or as a person. With each year, I try to do that.
You have to always continue to strive no matter how hard things get, no matter how troubled you feel. No matter how tough things get, no matter how many times you lose, you keep trying to win.
People would read all kinds of reaction into it, but Tracy told me himself that half the time he was just standing very still, trying to look sober and composed. That takes nothing away from him. The fact he got away with it was a tribute to his talent.
I was taught to confront things you can't avoid. Death

I was taught to confront things you can’t avoid. Death is one of those things. To live in a society where you’re trying not to look at it is stupid because looking at death throws us back into life with more vigour and energy. The fact that flowers don’t last for ever makes them beautiful.
I’m trying as hard as I can to keep pushing the boundaries of what a woman is capable of doing. And it turns out there’s a lot we can do. There’s a lot we can speak about.
My name is Kim Phuc, though you likely know me by another name. It is one I never asked for, a name I have spent a lifetime trying to escape: ‘Napalm Girl.’
I’m trying to talk to my kids in Japanese, because I’m not a pro English speaker. My wife speaks to them in English. That’s her first language. I don’t want my kids to feel the same as me when I was studying English. It was so frustrating.
Miyavi
I am trying to walk a tightrope; trying to keep the DJ community happy while trying to spread the message about dance music to more people. That is the mission that I am on.
It’s into the same bag as E.T. and Yoda, wherein you’re trying to create something that people will actually believe, but it’s not so much a symbol of the thing, but you’re trying to do the thing itself.
Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence all have roots in illiteracy, so we’re trying to do something to help the poor and the needy.
My father once said, ‘If you’re in the desert and you’re dying of thirst, are you going to drink a glass of blood or are you going to drink a glass of water?’ I think what he was trying to say, interesting coming from my blood father, is sometimes there are people in your family that can be toxic.
I’ll tell you what I love doing more than anything: trying to pack myself in a small suitcase. I can hardly contain myself.
I wasn’t trying to be an outlaw writer. I never heard of that term; somebody else made it up. But we were all outside the law: Kerouac, Miller, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Kesey; I didn’t have a gauge as to who was the worst outlaw. I just recognized allies: my people.
I’m just trying to work out a way to be a singer and to create cool content. I’m willing to do that as an entertainer. But I’m not willing to give up my actual self.
I constantly modify myself. There are downfalls to that because you are constantly trying to figure out who you are, but at the same time, I’m blessed with the lack of base paint on the canvas.
Before you try to keep up with the Joneses, be sure they’re not trying to keep up with you.
I would like to say this for the record: that I am not trying to lose weight or gain weight. I am just trying to be the best version of myself, and that’s really important.
I suppose for a very long time I’ve been trying to understand how it is that people might make sense out of their lives and make meaning and make their lives meaningful in the face of the trouble that life brings.
Entrepreneurs can’t forecast accurately, because they are trying something fundamentally new. So they will often be laughably behind plan – and on the brink of success.
I was so intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself.
My object in life is not simply to make money for myself or to spend it on myself in dressing or running around in an automobile, but I love to use a part of what I make in trying to help others.
Madam C. J. Walker
The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.
I deal with creativity all the time. What I have fun with is trying to transform creativity into business reality all over the world. To do this, you have to be connected to innovators and designers but also make their ideas livable and concrete.
It takes a long time to free oneself from chattergoals, social media, image, persona. And if you’re able to move through in that way, you can actually start trying to create from a different place.
A wise man once said, ‘Instead of crying, I keep on trying.’ And that wise man is me, because I just made that up. I think.
First, I’m trying to prove to myself that I’m a person. Then maybe I’ll convince myself that I’m an actress.
I’m just trying to stay within myself every day and keep going.
They’re always trying to claim that if I talk about world government and corruption, I’m anti-Semitic.
Alex Jones
Communism seemed to be an ideal experiment in trying to achieve a state where all persons have greater democracy. I might add, like other persons here and elsewhere, I found myself concerned with the problem of increasing need for greater economic and political democracy for greater numbers of people.
Sidney Buchman
Few people in contemporary art demonstrate much curiosity. The majority spend their days blathering on, rather than trying to work out why one artist is more interesting than another, or why one picture works and another doesn’t.
Our strength as a nation comes in our unity. We are the United States of America, not the divided states. And those who want to divide us are trying to divide us, and we shouldn’t let them do it.
Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything.
Trying to force creativity is never good.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.
Raising children uses every bit of your being - your he

Raising children uses every bit of your being – your heart, your time, your patience, your foresight, your intuition to protect them, and you have to use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them.
I’m trying to figure out, Chairman of what Board? People come up to me and seriously say: ‘Well, what are you Chairman of?’ And I can’t answer them.
It was a somber place, haunted by old jokes and lost laughter. Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation than trying to make the English laugh.
Malcolm Muggeridge
I’m trying to get myself in good shape, do my workouts, so that when I am back, I am ready to go.
Carlos Ruiz
I appreciate people trying to stand up for animals.
I don’t feel like I have to be nice and apologetic all of the time. I’m trying to be strong and fierce.
Emma Mackey
When I’m singing, it’s a mixture of my innocence in the projects, my mom and dad. It’s all the good and the bad, the laughs and the frowns that I went through and seen other people go through. Then you be trying to write it. Whatever’s coming out, you try and make it all cool.
I don’t think that people accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense. I think it makes people terribly uncomfortable. It seems like religion and myth were invented against that, trying to make sense out of it.
I, personally, am trying to get more and more involved with the gay and lesbian movement, very much so.
A. J. McLean
I’m just trying to be the me that I am and not all of this other crap. I just want to be the family man, and if somehow I can make the money to get my ranch and get the hell away from everybody else, that would be awesome.
Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or the so-called negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
This is just rap. I’m not trying to make people think I’m some sort of scientific wizard or inspirational poet.
I don’t know the rules of grammar… If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular.
Forecasting our futures is built into our psyches because we will soon have to manage that future. We have no choice. No matter how often we fail, we can never stop trying.
We are always rushing to an appointment or trying to meet a deadline.
Menachem Mendel Schneerson
I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I’m trying to pull out of the ground that doesn’t want to come out? I know I’ll win.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
The line ‘Take it to the limit’ was to keep trying before you reach a point in your life where you feel you’ve done everything and seen everything – sort of feeling, you know, part of getting old.
If you go about trying to please everyone, there’s going to be endless struggles.
When I’ve done gymnastics, ballet or soccer – I was always trying to be the best. I’m really driven. Really driven.
‘Back To Love’ is a way of letting people know that sometimes you get caught up in trying to be successful in school or in your social life, and it’s a reminder not to forget that each day people are getting older. Nobody is promised tomorrow, so we should make sure that we spend quality time with quality people.
Always trying new things is always more fun, and it can be scary, but it’s always more fun in the end.
The hardest thing in golf is trying to two-putt when you have to, because your brain isn’t wired that way. You’re accustomed to trying to make putts, and when you change that mind-set, your brain short-circuits, especially under pressure.
Ken Venturi
The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.
Malcolm Muggeridge
The devil is busy and trying to distort and adulterate the things that are the pure essence of God.
If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.
Coleman Hawkins
Since childhood, I’ve been a clown. I’ve always liked being very funny or trying to make people laugh. It’s my original self.
I’m just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that’s the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.
Persistence is incredibly important. Persistence proves to the person you’re trying to reach that you’re passionate about something, that you really want something.
Norah O’Donnell
Whatever happens, happens because I’m trying to dot every ‘I’ and cross every ‘T.’
Fivio Foreign
It's the relationship I have with the world: always try

It’s the relationship I have with the world: always trying to escape from reality. I’m a daydreamer; I don’t feel in harmony with my epoch or the societies I live in.
Amin Maalouf
Your subconscious mind is trying to help you all the time. That’s why I keep a journal – not for chatter but for mostly the images that flow into the mind or little ideas. I keep a running journal, and I have all of my life, so it’s like your gold mine when you start writing.
Like most fathers, I would do anything for my children, and I’ve worked very hard at trying to be a good father. I want to give them education, security, everything I never had.
When I was on TV in the ’80s, I wasn’t thinking, ‘There’s a 10-year-old kid watching this and in 15 years, he’s gonna be doing stuff that was influenced by me.’ I was trying to get my five minutes together. So now that those people are comedians and they’re influenced by me – it’s bizarre.
At the end of the day, it’s a game. You play the best that you can. You need to keep a smile. You need to be nice to others. Everybody’s trying hard.
As with all my work, whether it’s a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I’m trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone.
I’m not trying to be different. To me, I’m just being myself.
I often find myself writing about people taking care of each other, or trying to.
It may not necessarily reflect my current frame of mind. Sometimes I have to put myself at the point in time of the voice that I’m trying to sing with.
I make a lot of mistakes, too, and I’m constantly re-evaluating how I’m doing things and trying to be better every day, whether it’s as a mom or taking care of myself.
One night all the James Brown band was playing on stage and I look in the back and I could see Mick Jagger and Keith Richards trying to get in the club and they couldn’t get in cause it was to crowded.
If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
The idea of getting old is horrific, but I don’t want to make it worse by becoming a grotesque caricature. A lot of people have made that mistake of trying so hard to hang on to their looks that they make themselves look really scary.
Like the sand and the oyster, it’s a creative irritant. In each poem, I’m trying to reveal a truth, so it can’t have a fictional beginning.
I don’t feel my best right now, but at the same time, I’m not trying to find any excuses or anything.
Johan Santana
When teams are really out on me, I’m trying to drag them out as much as possible so my teammates can make plays.
Anyone who has ever been privileged to direct a film also knows that, although it can be like trying to write ‘War and Peace’ in a bumper car in an amusement park, when you finally get it right, there are not many joys in life that can equal the feeling.
There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.
Frank A. Clark
Trying times will begin when I will take up my second film as that’s when people will take me more seriously. I will have to prove myself too.
I’m just trying to make music everybody can get happy to and vibe to and turn up to. So long as I keep making good music, everything’s going to be OK.
The most extraordinary thing about trying to piece together the missing links in the evolutionary story is that when you do find a missing link and put it in the story, you suddenly need all these other missing links to connect to the new discovery. The gaps and questions actually increase – it’s extraordinary.
The reason I keep making movies is I hate the last thing I did. I’m trying to rectify my wrongs.
I mean, in my – and I’m not trying to do spilled milk, but in those days it was a little – I think it was much tougher, because you got an image, and you were in a saloon. And it was tough to come out of a saloon and to get in films, and to maintain an image, you know.
I reckon I’ve done my bit. I want to enjoy myself a bit now, with less responsibility, less frantic rushing about, less preparation, less trying to think of something to say.
Prince Philip
If you’re you, it doesn’t matter if you’re the most boring person in the world: someone will like you. You’re not trying to be anyone else.
We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.
Trying to guess what the (mass) audience wants and then trying to satisfy that is usually a bad recipe for getting something good.
I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.
The value of beauty and inspiration is very much underrated, no question. But I want to be clear: I’m not trying to be anyone’s savior. I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.
Bitcoin frees people from trying to operate in a modern market economy.
Timothy C. Draper
I’m always interested in trying to investigate different personalities. I want to keep myself guessing and keep the fear element alive, so that I don’t get too comfortable.
Don't bother people for help without first trying to so

Don’t bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.
I believe you only have one chance on this earth, and I’m just trying to live my life and do what makes me happy.
Some men say that they should be satisfied with the abolition of untouchability only, leaving the caste system alone. The aim of abolition of untouchability alone without trying to abolish the inequalities inherent in the caste system is a rather low aim.
I’m not trying to live anybody else’s life.
I’m trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy.
We’ve switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing, economics, politics – trying to play a serious part in the world – to a culture that’s really entertainment-based.
I’ve never regretted anything I’ve done, even the things that I’ve failed at. I’ve often regretted not trying something really big, because you’ll never know.
In the game of life, it’s a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
Bill Vaughan
I’ve spent about that amount of time trying to tell the public that there was purpose in… my business, my career and the roller coaster ride… how the people I associated with worked together.
Diahann Carroll
To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.
Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.
Woody Guthrie
At the end of 2003, my game was complete. Shooting, defense, using the dribble, transition, midrange stuff was all there. Then it was about fine-tuning and trying to improve in each area.
‘Pretty Lady’ is the conversation piece where you just need to compliment your lady. If you are in a club setting, and you just been eyeing a beautiful woman, this song came from me trying to compliment women and them turning their face up at me.
If we’re trying to build a world-class News Feed and a world-class messaging product and a world-class search product and a world-class ad system, and invent virtual reality and build drones, I can’t write every line of code. I can’t write any lines of code.
I didn’t do anything but write for six months after I got my publishing deal. That was just trying to get better and figure out my sound and the way I like to do it.
I’m learning from my past mistakes and trying to correct them as I move forward. Experience at the international level has probably taught me what it takes to probably go out there and get a 100 or to build an innings or to win a game.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burden on the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living.
As a Latino growing up in Spanish harlem, it’s not easy trying not to be hot-headed.
Erik Estrada
I love Tim Minchin, Bill Bailey, and Hans Teeuwen, and I’m trying to synthesise elements of theatre into my show a little bit more.
I was a very poor young black boy in New Orleans, just a face without a name, swimming in a sea of poverty trying to survive.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.
I’ve never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal.
You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.
Max Planck
I’m always looking forward and trying to improve.
I’m just trying to diversify my portfolio and put myself in a position so when I do retire, the options are limitless.
I’m not trying to steal the show. I tend to shy away from – I don’t want to say the spotlight – how about responsibility? It’s just very daunting. These movies are very intimidating. ‘Captain America.’ This is the stuff I struggle with.
We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
My first priority is trying to protect my family.
I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.
Tom Hopkins
But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we're tr

But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we’re trying to go toward a sense of realism – toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive and we’re mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques.
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
It’s been very funny to try to act like an adult. Even getting dressed. Every day, I’m like, ‘Should I wear a blazer and walk around with an umbrella? Do I carry a briefcase?’ Because I’m trying to be some image of the adults I saw on TV growing up.
All of us that have teams want to pick the right people. I’ve thought a lot about that. In the NFL, we’ve got 13 scouts traveling the country. We’re trying to pick 22 year-olds coming out of college who will be successful in the NFL. It’s very hard to do. What I’ve learned is it’s always character first.
I’m a student of patterns. At heart, I’m a physicist. I look at everything in my life as trying to find the single equation, the theory of everything.
It’s a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself.
Dale Earnhardt
I am simply trying to struggle through life; trying to do God’s bidding.
We either go one direction, left, which would be socialism. Or right, which would be people trying to make the money themselves.
They’re trying to tell us that we’re not right, so we have to buy their products. The number one cause of mental illness is not knowing who you are and you can’t know who you are if you don’t spend time honoring yourself, and living in the present.
Naomi Judd
The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly – to develop strategies of seeing and showing.
Edward Tufte
I look for my opportunities, not trying to go outside of my genuine realm, because leadership has to be genuine and authentic.
I don’t care what people think of me, unless they think I’m mean or something, but I don’t care if they think I’m like someone else because I know I’m not – I’m a total weirdo. I’m not selling a dream; I’m not selling fame like it is some sort of fantastic thing. I’m just trying to sell music and get on with my real life.
I enjoy trying to develop a car and Mercedes are one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world.
Gossip is a very dangerous tool. We should be more wary of the gossiper, and not the gossip they’re trying to relay to you.
I am always trying to find fabrics that are more friendly to the environment – working with Virgin Atlantic, they managed to research into this and find more eco fabrics.
Good luck trying to cancel me.
I’ve always taken ‘The Wizard of Oz’ very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I’ve spent my entire life trying to get over it.
Many photographers feel their client is the subject. My client is a woman in Kansas who reads Vogue. I’m trying to intrigue, stimulate, feed her. My responsibility is to the reader. The severe portrait that is not the greatest joy in the world to the subject may be enormously interesting to the reader.
Irving Penn
Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.
Virginia Satir
A president has an inescapable responsibility to provide direction: What are we trying to achieve? What are we trying to prevent? Why? To do that, he has to both analyze and reflect.
I know I’ve had an attitude that can explode, but I’m trying my best to not step out of bounds.
There just isn’t any pleasing some people. The trick is to stop trying.
Robert Mitchum
I ain’t here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I’m just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that’s the way yall need Jesus.
Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty… mine’s putting in an express lane.
I’ve always been a fighter. If you tell me I can’t, I’ll die trying to prove you wrong.
On ‘Justified‘, we’re driving all around Southern California trying to find a location that we can call Kentucky.
You’re damned if you’re too thin and you’re damned if you’re too heavy. According to the press I’ve been both. Its impossible to satisfy everyone and I suggest we stop trying.
I’m trying to get people to see that we are our brother‘s keeper. Red, white, black, brown or yellow, rich or poor, we all have the blues.
I believe whenever you’re trying something new, it’s always going to get some kind of bad reception.
Instead of trying to change people, we could change the world.
You have to be confident in who you are and what you’re doing. Of course, you try to evolve. I would never tell you, ‘Today is the best I will ever be.’ I’m always trying to be a better chef, a better dad, a better person.
I'm open to trying multiple different types of styles.

I’m open to trying multiple different types of styles.
There’s no learning without trying lots of ideas and failing lots of times.
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
I’ve had a very full and lovely career so far, and I can’t honestly say that I’ve ever really found myself in a man’s world, struggling for an identity or trying to prove something.
The energy you give off is the energy you receive. I really think that, so I’m always myself – jumping, dancing, singing around, trying to cheer everybody up.
So now I’m left with cigarettes, and I’m trying to scrape that off my shoe and then I’ll be done.
There’s no medals for trying. This isn’t like eighth grade where everybody gets a trophy. We are in a professional sport, and it is competitive to win. That’s what we do.
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
I’m a conservative. I voted for Donald Trump and back in 2016 everybody was talking about, ‘Oh my God, here’s another TV character trying to run for the presidency.’ They didn’t really take him seriously.
I can be a different person at different moments. I may sound chatty and friendly but that could really be a reserved person trying hard not to appear to be an introvert.
I’ve been singing one kind of genre for a long time but have always tried to push to new auras about picking new songs or the same kind of genre but trying to sing it differently, treating it differently.
To me, the All-Star Game is just another step. I try to take all my experiences and put them together. To make the NBA was something, and then to be recognized as an All-Star – although I don’t consider myself a star. I see myself as just trying to reach my potential as B. J.
I think whenever you have a product you are always trying to improve it. Whether it is a commercial project out on the market or it’s a creative collaboration, you are always looking to keep you audiences more engaged.
Brenda Strong
We’re trying to do for the national ¬≠security apparatus what FedEx did for the postal ¬≠service.
One of the things I’m trying to do over and over again in my books is create new mythologies, create new ways to understand the complexity of the world. I think what mythology does is impress upon chaotic experience the patterns, hierarchies and shapes which allow us to interpret the chaos and make fresh sense of it.
I’m trying to keep a level head. You have to be careful out in the world. It’s so easy to get turned.
I’ve been going through photos of my mother, looking back on her life and trying to put it into context. Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging.
I was trying to pay the bills with poems, and it was easy to memorize my poems, because I’d be riding my bike in California trying to memorize them before going on stage at a poetry lounge.
However, most of my part, I play a pediatrician, and most of my role had to do with being in another place, staying at the hospital and trying to save kids and stay until people could come. So, it was more based on reality.
The thing that we are trying to do at facebook, is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
I’m a Scrabble nut, and I need something to do while I’m travelling. Scrabble keeps me occupied, I play against myself. I have a high score of 718 that I’m always trying to beat. I’m a good player. You don’t want to play me for money, that’s for sure.
If you are not able to transmit what you’re trying to achieve to your collaborators, you will only have minions – or morons.
It’s unbelievable. I’m still trying to grasp the whole idea that I am an actually a Stanford Cardinal now. I’m actually representing an alumni that’s network is around the world, and the people there are unbelievable.
I feel like I’ve reached an age where I can relax a little bit with the knowledge of what I’ve been through, take all that experience and use it. I love the challenge of trying to get back to where I’ve been, and beyond it.
Cathy Freeman
I believe in forgiveness; I believe in trying to work with people.
All we’re trying to do is change how people think about fitness. And build Under Armour into the biggest brand in the entire land.
Why is she Mrs. C.J. Walker? It really was a matter of her trying to insist that people respect her, because during that time, white people would call any black woman ‘Sally.’ ‘Aunt Sally.’ So this was like… you can’t call me that.
Life keeps moving, and to try to stay still is like trying to hold grains of sand in your hand.
I believe Costco does more for civilization than the Rockefeller Foundation. I think it’s a better place. You get a bunch of very intelligent people sitting around trying to do good, I immediately get kind of suspicious and squirm in my seat.
Trying to read our DNA is like trying to understand sof

Trying to read our DNA is like trying to understand software code – with only 90% of the code riddled with errors. It’s very difficult in that case to understand and predict what that software code is going to do.
I have already reached out to the janata, and I am only trying to acquaint myself with people’s problems.
In my younger days, I was trying to write sophisticated prose and fantastic stories.
I love theater work because of the immediate effect your performance has on the audience. And I love the repetition; I love getting on the same stage for more than a month and reciting the same lines, trying to make a small or large step towards an improvement in my acting.
I just knew that was what I wanted to do. I was going to perform as a singer; I was going to perform as a dancer, and I was, you know, going to do movies and be an actress. I was going to do it or die trying. That’s what my life was.
We all have a dinosaur deep within us just trying to get out.
The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he’s going to keep digging, he’s going to keep trying to do right and make up for what’s gone before, just because that’s who he is.
We live in a world of social media, dating apps, online profiles where everyone is portraying themselves in 2D, trying to look cool. Portray yourself in three dimensions.
Quite often, I will do something and think, ‘Oh, no, she looks a little too much like me.’ I have tried to learn not to be afraid of that when that happens. I am not trying to obliterate myself and completely hide within the images like I used to.
I’m trying to bring a little bit of every type of sauce into one type of sound. Something that’s really fresh.
I am a profound pessimist both about life and about human relations and about politics and ecology. Humans are inadequate and stupid creatures who sooner or later make a mess, and those who are trying to do good do a lot more damage than those who are muddling along.
Every once in a while, you live long enough to get the respect that people didn’t want to give while you were trying to become a senior citizen.
At the Sahara, the seats are banked and most of the audience is looking down at the stage. Everybody in the business knows: Up for singers, down for comics. The people want to idealize a singer. They want to feel superior to a comic. You’re trying to make them laugh. They can’t laugh at someone they’re looking up to.
Buddy Hackett
It’s remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent.
Each day, I come in with a positive attitude, trying to get better.
My extreme characters are in a state of rebellion or who are being ostracized or being misunderstood, or misfits or trying to fit in and fighting for their rights to love, live, and co-exist. They sort of mirror my own demons.
Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality, but for me the driving force since the beginning has always been good work, taking risks, trying new things. If the door opens, go through it. Always go forwards.
David Soul
Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York‘s World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying.
Anybody that is trying to go into business with me, of course, I’m gon’ do my research on them.
We’re all flawed human beings trying to be a better person on a daily basis and I didn’t figure that out for a long, long time.
Right now I’m doing four shows at a time, trying to read four outlines every week, four scripts every week, and watching four rough cuts; it’s a lot of good work. It’s fun to do it, but it does wear you out.
I love new restaurants; I love trying out new foods.
I really think the single most important thing to remember about trying to fix the schools is that there is no such thing as an instant result.
I’m not perfect. I’m never going to be. And that’s the great thing about living the Christian life and trying to live by faith, is you’re trying to get better every day. You’re trying to improve.
When you are trying to express things with metaphors and much more subtlety, that’s when you are doing yourself a disservice by making a video.
Stop trying to change reality by attempting to eliminate complexity.
Strangely enough, as I explored these abandoned malls, I found myself acting like a kid all over again. At times jumping up on to nearby fountain ledges trying to balance myself as I became mesmerized all over again by the futuristic skylights that dangled fearlessly over my head.
As an entrepreneur, as an investor, I’m trying to be as educated as I can to where the progression of technological capability is going and what it does to these different categories that, me as an artist and an influencer, I can get involved and bring value.
It was like a complicit – there was complicity between the churches and the state in taking care of the ‘Indian problem,’ solving the ‘Indian problem,’ and trying to change who we were.
Dennis Banks
I created ‘You Can’t Stop Me’ without trying. There was nothing premeditated about that record.
I’m just like you – I want to be a good human being. I’m doing my best, and I’m working at it. And I’m trying to be a Christian. I’m always amazed when people walk up to me and say, ‘I’m a Christian.’ I always think, ‘Already? You’ve already got it?’ I’m working at it. And at my age, I’ll still be working at it at 96.
One of my modeling bookers told me that the most import

One of my modeling bookers told me that the most important thing is to try to be vigilant about taking care of yourself. Get sleep, don’t be afraid to trim your hair even if you’re trying to grow it out, don’t bite your fingernails, and stay in shape. A lot of it is in the little things.
Julia Jones
I’m never satisfied. I’m always trying to get better and learn from my mistakes.
The wild Indian power of escaping observation, even where there is little or no cover to hide in, was probably slowly acquired in hard hunting and fighting lessons while trying to approach game, take enemies by surprise, or get safely away when compelled to retreat.
I think failure is nothing more than life’s way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating. Most people attach failure to something not working out or how people perceive you. This way, it is about answering to yourself.
Can anyone remember love? It’s like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.
You just have to keep the same mentality of trying to prove yourself every single day. But it’s a lot of easier when you have people telling you how bad you are than when people are telling you how good you are.
The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
I was so depressed for so many years over trying to become a working comedian that my sense of self-worth would plummet.
It is pretty ironic that the so-called ‘least advanced‘ people are the ones taking the lead in trying to protect all of us, while the richest and most powerful among us are the ones who are trying to drive the society to destruction.
The mistake British comedians often make is trying to beat the Americans at their own game – getting visiting American singers on their shows, talking about ‘sidewalk‘ instead of ‘pavement,’ sitting on high stools in a white dinner jacket doing ballads. That way, you simply end up with a mid-Atlantic mishmash.
Benny Hill
If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.
Eddie Guerrero
Successful people will always tell you you can do something. It’s the people who have never accomplished anything who will always discourage you from trying to achieve excellent things.
My dad always taught me never to give up in my mind. You can never really beat me. It sounds ridiculous, but I will always come back for you. You can’t beat someone who never gives up. I could lose 100 times to you, but I will always get you. I will die trying. This applies not only to swimming but to my life as well.
Chad le Clos
A lot of people change for good. Some people just fall off. Just trying to progress in anything, no matter what you’re doing, I feel like any progression you make… some people aren’t gonna be around you that were around you.
If you ask my dad, I’m always the person that found the little bird out of the nest and is trying to put it back or take care of it.
I have a producing partner named Stephen Hamel, and we’ve been trying to generate material.
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
I’m just trying to approach what I make with as much respect and research as I can, and just make it with a good heart.
Garth Davis
I’m always trying to do stuff I haven‘t done before or challenge myself so I’m not resting on my laurels all of the time because if I just found my little niche and never left it, I’d be pretty boring, I think.
I’m just trying to play my best and have fun.
All my life’s about is cracking up people and them cracking me up and trying not to think about dying. That doesn’t cost very much money.
I would like people to recognize in looking at my story that the person who has the most to do with what happens to you is you. It’s not the environment, it’s not the other people who were there trying to help you or trying to stop you. It’s what you decide to do and how much effort you put behind it.
I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams.
History isn’t just the story of bad people doing bad things. It’s quite as much a story of people trying to do good things. But somehow, something goes wrong.
As you get older, and this is a young man‘s game, and people say, ‘Well, there’s no way I can keep up running the way I’m running; there’s no way my arm is going to stay as strong as it is.’ It’s the challenge of trying to stay in my tip-top shape year in and year out so I can keep playing the way I want to play.
I don’t believe in being vengeful or trying to send a message to someone. You waste your energy that way.
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
If I’m going to be a sixth man, I’m going to go for Sixth Man of the Year. If I’m a starter, I’m definitely trying to be a great player either way.
The extreme weakness of quantum gravitational effects now poses some philosophical problems; maybe nature is trying to tell us something new here: maybe we should not try to quantize gravity.
I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you’re doing. You have to be a salesman, and you have to get your players, particularly your leaders, to believe in what you’re trying to accomplish on the basketball floor.
I try to make music with emotion and integrity. And authenticity. You can feel when something’s authentic, and you can feel when it’s not: you know when someone’s trying to make the club record, or trying to make the girl record, or trying to make the thug record. It’s none of that. It’s just my emotions.
While children are struggling to be unique, the world a

While children are struggling to be unique, the world around them is trying all means to make them look like everybody else.
One of the difficulties for me is that I’m naturally very skinny, so the problem that I have is trying to keep weight on, put weight on. I have to eat six, seven times a day, and I have to have a lot of carbohydrates to try and fatten me up so I have something to turn into muscle.
We’re hardwired for connection. There’s no arguing with the bioscience. But we can want it so badly we’re trying to hot-wire it.
Trying on pants is one of the most humiliating things a man can suffer that doesn’t involve a woman.
We don’t know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we’d be bored, wouldn’t we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge.
Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That’s in your power.
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
I know what I like, and I’m not trying to adapt to new things.
Kyle Kinane
Gamers always believe that an epic win is possible and that it’s always worth trying, and trying now. Gamers don’t sit around.
I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it.
I’m trying to construct a world that maximises the probability that SpaceX continues its mission without me.
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.
Frank A. Clark
If you compromise what you’re trying to do just a little bit, you’ll end up compromising a little more the next day or the next week, and when you lift your head you’re suddenly really far away from where you’re trying to go.
Right now I am trying to be in a place of calm, a place where I can chill out and then handle the chaos of life better. You don’t just get it overnight; you have to work at it. It’s a daily struggle.
Jackee Harry
What I’m trying to do in all senses is deconstruct our idea of gender and use the privileges that come with looking like a model to bring attention to that.
I feel that people are basically trying to do their best in the world. Even when you see people making mistakes, you understand why they’re making a mistake. Everybody has flaws, everybody has demons, everybody has ghosts, but I think you watch people and you see everybody trying to do their best.
As a bowler you need to keep an eye on what the batsman is trying to do till the last moment.
When I try to appreciate something, it feels like my hands are around the moment, trying to squeeze it. It’s when you really release yourself of the responsibility to be enjoying things that you actually do.
I’m big. I’m strong. I’m fast. I have the hips. I have the footwork. I’m always trying to perfect my craft, and at the end of the day, I’m just a competitor.
Pressure is the single mom who is trying to scuffle and pay her rent. We get paid a lot of money to play a game. Don’t get me wrong: there are challenges. But to call it pressure is almost an insult to regular people.
Ray Allen’s diet was insane. He was trying to break it down to me what he ate and how disciplined he tries to stay. When you’re a 21 year-old, you’re not used to that. He was doing Paleo and experimenting with all types of things.
When you’re in a band, you’re just trying to do whatever you can to keep your band together. You’re thinking very inwardly, very myopic.
The real business of life is trying to understand each other.
Gilbert Parker
Thought is constantly creating problems that way and then trying to solve them. But as it tries to solve them it makes it worse because it doesn’t notice that it’s creating them, and the more it thinks, the more problems it creates.
They always say girls mature faster than boys, but I don’t think that’s true because I think girls just are more mature than boys. We’re always trying to catch up to them.
Every time I get a script it’s a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It’s like falling in love. You can’t give a reason why.
Paul Newman
I’m not trying to make friends, I’m trying to make money.
Teachers are always trying to inspire people to do better, to learn, to grow. That’s what we do, and we’re proud of the success we’ve had here doing that, and it’s something we’ll certainly continue to do.
The thing is, we live in a contemporary world, and being able to make yourself the best person you can possible be can be difficult. But as long as you’re trying to figure it out, and you’re really looking in the right direction, everything’s going to be all right.
First scenes are super-important to me. I’ll spend months and months pacing and climbing the walls trying to come up with the first scene. I drive for hours on the freeway.
In barely one generation, we’ve moved from exulting in the time-saving devices that have so expanded our lives to trying to get away from them – often in order to make more time. The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug.
Everything that I do is very autobiographical. I'm tryi

Everything that I do is very autobiographical. I’m trying to be as much of an open book as possible and give the audience every single piece of me.
I try not to put anything political on the forefront of what I’m trying to do creatively. At the same time, I do think it’s wonderful when I hear people say that it’s inspirational that I’m an Indian woman on camera. My life is very diverse, and my friends are a diverse group of people.
I’m trying to stay focused on what I’m doing. I don’t want a whole lot of things going on – people to call back, or text messages or whatever. I chill out, relax a little bit, and then I don’t have those issues.
Working through experience is best for me, just being there and trying to get into the mode.
There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays to the devil.
I just want to be healthy and stay alive and keep my family going and everything and keep my friends going and try to do something so that this world will be peaceful. That is the most ambitious and the most difficult thing, but I’m there trying to do it.
The People’s Republic of China has 2 million strong in its military, and it’s trying to make them stronger through gene editing, and that’s just one of the ways that China is trying to essentially dominate the planet and set the rules and the world order.
You have to know the forces that are against you and that are trying to break you down. We talk about the problems facing the black community: the decimation of the black family; the mass incarceration of the black man; we’re talking about the brutality against black people from the police. The educational system.
I think that always makes it fun, trying to create a heroic character and putting your own twist on it and injecting your own personality into it.
I just love cars; I’ve been like that since I was a kid. It’s an infatuation because we grew up poor. Cars was something we were always trying to get.
Birdman
I’m trying to be more of a gentleman.
Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?
Sometimes people have questioned whether I was making fun of the industry or just at myself. I’m just trying to raise a smile. Clothes aren’t meant to be worshipped at a church altar.
You always have to keep evolving. You’re always trying to improve. If you’re at a standstill, you’re falling behind.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn’t at the core of this two human beings who have agreed to be in a relationship where one is trying to help relieve the suffering of another, which is love, you can’t get to the right answer here.
Donald Berwick
I suppose I was interested in creating a vision; in the same way, I was very drawn to tension within cinema. Hitchcock was my other early obsession – ‘Psycho‘ and its score. So there was the sense of trying to create an atmosphere: how a sound resonates and makes an effect.
For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too.
I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
Ian Fleming
Trying to learn to be a good man is like learning to play tennis against a wall. You are only a good man – a competent, capable, interesting and lovable man – when you’re doing it for, or with, other people.
I see myself as a student. Trying to learn everything.
People try to change too much at once and it becomes overwhelming, and they end up falling off the program. So gradually changing bad habits makes much more of a difference than trying to change them all at once.
Ian K. Smith
Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.
I don’t know who I touch and who I don’t. I work hard trying to make people laugh. I try to do the kind of stuff that made me laugh growing up. I don’t have any secrets. I don’t know the reasons I’ve been so well received.
It’s bloody tough, bloody painful, trying to get sober on your own.
The good part about getting older is you stop trying to prove anything to anyone, including yourself. All you are in the pursuit of is collecting experiences – beautiful, fragile little soap bubbles that you store in your heart, and every once in a while you pull one out and gaze at the delicate pictures it shows you.
If you hear somebody say something absolutely horrendous about their own life, in quite a flippant, offbeat kind of way, when you meet people clearly trying to be strong and brave, the ones who are really good at it are the ones who break my heart the most.
It’s much easier to get a reception from someone if there is an introduction versus randomly trying to get in front of people.
The role of the intellectual, so it is said, is to speak truth to power. Noam Chomsky has dismissed this pious tag on two grounds. For one thing, power knows the truth already; it is just busy trying to conceal it. For another, it is not those in power who need the truth, but those they oppress.
I'm working at trying to be a Christian, and that's ser

I’m working at trying to be a Christian, and that’s serious business. It’s like trying to be a good Jew, a good Muslim, a good Buddhist, a good Shintoist, a good Zoroastrian, a good friend, a good lover, a good mother, a good buddy – it’s serious business.
The things I talk about and explain couldn’t happen – yet, they don’t seem impossible – you could say I talk about the world in an abstract perspective. But then, the world is basically insane – and it’s trying to pass itself off as being a sane place. I show it for what it is.
Your life isn’t about doing one perfect ‘thing’ and then falling down dead. It’s more like going to church or writing a book. You do it over and over, always trying to be a little bit better. Then you die.
I’m not trying to be sexy. It’s just my way of expressing myself when I move around.
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man’s, I mean.
Bad guys have always been my bag… I look mean without even trying.
Lee Van Cleef
I like the challenge of trying different things and wondering whether it’s going to work or whether I’m going to fall flat on my face.
It would be impossible to estimate how much time and energy we invest in trying to fix, change and deny our emotions – especially the ones that shake us at our very core, like hurt, jealousy, loneliness, shame, rage and grief.
I keep trying to write happy endings, but my books always end on more of a bittersweet note of ambiguity.
I think we’re having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we’re always trying to do better.
The problem with ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ was that it was designed to be a PG-13 movie. It was literally a horror movie for a younger generation. I was trying to do the film equivalent of teenage, young adult readers, and when they gave it an R rating, the movie couldn’t sustain an R.
My characters are never heroic. They are mostly lost and trying to find the right door to open and they end up opening the wrong doors.
We’re trying to give a young man life lessonssacrifice, commitment, teamwork, self-confidence, self-esteem. That’s what this sport does for kids.
It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets.
With each film, you are still trying to get the length and measure right. And failure is all about others’ perception of you. When you have one success, they think you know it all. But if you fail, they think they know it all.
Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.
You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck.
I went from adolescence to senility, trying to bypass maturity.
I just want to grow spiritually with the Lord. I’m keeping strong at it, just trying to make my walk with faith a little better.
One of the reasons why fundamentalists are so aggressive in trying to promote fundamentalism is because deep down they know it’s arbitrary. If you’re comfortable with your belief you don’t need to convince other people to agree with you.
I think happiness really happens when you least expect it: it’s when you’re not really thinking about it, when you’re not trying to achieve it, when you’re not trying to get the perfect holiday, the perfect life, the perfect body, the perfect existence.
I’ve been a big fan always of getting my camera in different places and trying to seek the unusual vantage point.
Joe McNally
All you’re trying to do in an improvisation is get as much material as possible for the editing room.
My first book was called, ‘Mountain, Get Out of My Way,’ where I did an autobiographical sketch, if you will, looking back at myself and looking back at things in my life, and juxtaposing them against things that are happening in other people’s lives and trying to be motivational.
Communism is trying to take the world by force. But God will take the world by love.
My wife is always trying to get rid of me. The other day she told me to put the garbage out. I said to her I already did. She told me to go and keep an eye on it.
The tendency of experts is to fiddle around with their expertise rather than trying to find new solutions.
People change with time. There are things that happened to a person in his childhood and years later they seem to him alien and strange. I am trying to decipher that child. Sometimes he is a stranger to me. When you think about when you were 14, don’t you feel a certain alienation?
I’m trying to encourage more women to be themselves, rather than what men want them to be. I don’t believe in patronizing either sex.
Wendy O. Williams
The only way to learn a language properly, in fact, is to marry a man of that nationality. You get what they call in Europe a ‘sleeping dictionary.’ Of course, I have only been married five times, and I speak seven languages. I’m still trying to remember where I picked up the other two.
At Tencent, we may be businessmen, but we are still cha

At Tencent, we may be businessmen, but we are still chasing our IT, our science. We are still striving to create something really cool, trying to create things we couldn’t even imagine without our new technologies. I am still clinging to this enthusiasm.
Ma Huateng
Our English language really says if you’re not a theist, the only alternative is to be an atheist. What I’m trying to do is develop a language that will enable us to talk about God beyond the, what I think, are sterile categories of theism and atheism.
Some films, you’re lucky enough to get some rehearsal, which is just basic going through the scene, and, ‘These are my questions, and this is what I’m trying to achieve,’ and you work things out, and maybe a few line changes here or there.
It’s all about trying to be very careful about what your next role or what your next move is gonna be. It’s all about trying to have longevity in this business and make smart choices.
It’s a long road, so we are just trying to stay focused and grounded and keep moving forward. I’ll take it, though.
If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened – as if somebody was trying to demote them.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
Renunciation – that is the great fact we all, individuals and classes, have to learn. In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others.
Beatrice Webb
I love healthy stuff and junk an equal amount. Whatever I’m craving, I go for it. I’m never trying to lose weight – or gain it. I’m just being.
I’ve always had a longstanding dream, ever since I was a kid, where I was running on a big lake of ice and I kept running and kept running, just about to where I was trying to get to, and I fell through the ice, and then I couldn’t find the hole where I fell through to get back out again.
I encourage active skepticism – when people are being skeptical because they’re trying to identify the best course of action. They’re trying to identify the next step for themselves or other people.
Everyone spends their lives trying to balance their world between good and evil.
Truth is, I’ve spent much of my life trying, unsuccessfully, to explode the myths about Texas.
With ‘Badhaai Ho,’ the lines are so quirky and the situation is so humorous, awkward, and bizarre that people are taking away a lot from the film. The dialogues are amazing. We aren’t trying to make people laugh, but the situation is like that, that people are laughing.
Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.
While you’re going through this process of trying to find the satisfaction in your work, pretend you feel satisfied. Tell yourself you had a good day. Walk through the corridors with a smile rather than a scowl. Your positive energy will radiate. If you act like you’re having fun, you’ll find you are having fun.
When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people.
Balancing trying to be an athlete trying to get ready for WrestleMania, training twice a day, to everything you do at the office to remembering that you have a wife and kids and everything else – it’s challenging, but you just make it happen. In some ways, it’s no different than anyone else’s life.
I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes. That was how I came up with the first plastic. I called it Bakelite.
Leo Baekeland
In the beginning I used to make one terrible play a game. Then I got so I’d make one a week and finally I’d pull a bad one about once a month. Now, I’m trying to keep it down to one a season.
Lou Gehrig
There’s room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you’re trying to be like somebody else, then there is isn’t.
It is hard to be number one, and it is even harder to stay there because everyone is trying to knock you off the top.
‘Veerey Ki Wedding‘ is a comedy of errors in more ways than one. It’s one of those basic, perky comedies. We’re not trying to give out a message or anything.
The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don’t need any fingers.
Larry Flynt
Being yourself is one of the hardest things because it’s scary. You always wonder whether you’ll be accepted for who you really are. I decided to call my record ‘Inside Out’ because that’s my motto about life. I don’t think you ever succeed at trying to be anyone else but who you truly are.
You’re just trying to go out there and give seven innings. Seven innings, 105 pitches, that’s a good outing.
Just to go into a shop without getting stared at would be nice. I mean, I don’t walk around like, ‘Oh, I’m trying to be famous‘ – I try to lead as normal a life as possible – but sometimes it’s annoying. It’s fine; it’s not a massive problem, but sometimes it’s just a bit uncomfortable.
Guitar is the best form of self-expression I know. Everything else, and I’m just sort of tripping around, trying to figure my way through life.
Trying to be fascinating is an asinine position to be in.
My job is making money, helping other people make money. I am spending money, trying to make sure more people get rich, because you cannot spend a lot of money, right? So my job is spending money, helping others. This is a headache.
I was putting on a stiff upper lip and trying to fulfill the obligations I thought were demanded of me, taking over my father’s role of taking care of my mother… and having to be the recipient of her confessions and emotions but of a delusional nature.
With a popular show, you know that there's expectations

With a popular show, you know that there’s expectations there, so that’s a little nerve-wracking when you’re new and you’re just trying to find your legs on something, but it’s exciting, too, because that’s what we work so hard for.
Aaron Ashmore
When I was trying to figure out how the government might go about creating the camps in ‘The Darkest Minds,’ I researched the Japanese internment camps here in the United States, specifically propaganda the government used, and how they capitalized on people’s fears.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
Fame is something I think happens as a result of trying to do good work. If you’re trying to be famous, your work usually suffers.
Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
Joe Adcock
If you’re trying to invent something new, you’re going to reach a lot of discouraging points, and most people give up.
The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.
My main focus is playing football and giving it all I got. I’m trying to go out there and make plays and help my team win.
Globalisation means many other countries are asserting themselves and trying to take over leadership. Please don’t ask Americans to let others assume the leadership of human exploration. We can do wonderful science on the Moon, and wonderful commercial things. Then we can pack up and move on to Mars.
I have never moved away from my mainstay – trying to address all the environmental issues that come to me. I consult with law firms in the U.S., Australia, the U.K., Italy, Greece, and India to begin to address environmental disasters. I do motivational speaking.
I’m getting to be a real pro at coming into things midstream and trying to catch up.
Aaron Ashmore
Art is, for me, the process of trying to wake up the soul. Because we live in an industrialized, fast-paced world that prefers that the soul remain asleep.
Cynicism, to me, is trying to make people as unhappy as you are.
How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.
Neville Chamberlain
I was never Mad Max. I was just Max who was trying to get the best result for the team.
People have got to get together and work together. I’m tired of the kind of oppression that white people have inflicted on us and are still trying to inflict.
We’re all trying to figure out what’s next, what’s best for our families, what’s best for ourselves, and there’s a certain sort of comfort in knowing that you’re not in it by yourself.
I believe the Champions League has all that magic because it gathers all the best European teams, and that gives you the feeling of trying to be the best. That’s why the Champions League has this special kind of emotion.
The oceans are more or less in disrepair. Long Beach really is making an effort to acknowledge this, and that’s a great place to start. I’m trying to spread at least the knowledge that it’s never too early to take care of our oceans and our environment.
Aaron Peirsol
And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren’t any other people living in the world.
What people want is their basic needs. So I’m trying to help people ensure their basic need: that means food security, healthcare, education, and job opportunity and a better life.
I have a short time to play this game. I’m trying to get every ounce of it out of my body.
I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that, at this moment of history, feminism is humanism.
Judy Chicago
We buy too much stuff we just don’t need. We’re trying to look cute for next weekend when we ought to be thinking about the next decade.
I just always expect the best because I’m a competitor and if I’m competing, then obviously I’m trying to be better in everything.
Courage and willingness to just go for it, whether it is a conversation or a spontaneous trip or trying new things that are scary – it is a really attractive quality.
I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
Sandy Koufax
Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.
Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.
Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying.
People think because I’ve got some success, I’ve made it, but in my eyes it’s like, ‘How long has Jay Z been in the business? How many albums has he got?’ Not that I’m trying to be Jay Z, but I am trying to be around for a long time.
Whether it's a friendly match, or for points, or a fina

Whether it’s a friendly match, or for points, or a final, or any game – I play the same. I’m always trying to be my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win.
Snow White‘ is an old fairy tale, so obviously the idea of vanity and obsession with youth is long-standing. With today‘s science, people have become crazy with trying to move their face around. It’s bizarre.
Look, bro, you mean to tell me that Elon Musk not a alien? C’mon, brah, he’s trying to get people to go on Mars.
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
Neville Chamberlain
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.
If you undermine people’s confidence, they turn up at the contest trying to get second place.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
You gotta keep trying to find your niche and trying to fit into whatever slot that’s left for you or to make one of your own.
We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present: unemployment, inflation… but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America.
When I played, I would never, ever try to run Reggie Miller off the line because I knew Reggie. If I ran at him, and I was trying to run him off the line, I was going to get kicked.
When I’m doing a photo shoot, I’m not playing a part. I’m just trying to be myself.
Gaspard Ulliel
You’re trying your best to make people laugh; then if you fail, they hate you. But your intent’s the same. It’s not like you’re trying to do evil to them.
You’re always trying to balance your understanding of who you are and what you need, and your longing and imaginings of freedom.
Bernadine Dohrn
I’m always trying to prove to my 17-year-old self that I can do creative things I thought weren’t possible.
I have a company, and I’ve got to think about that. I’m trying to do my best there, and that’s a much harder task. We recycle as much as possible, and we conserve. But I’ve always been one to save everything – I even walk up stairs on the very inside or the very outside to not wear out the tread.
I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.
I have been running since I was 7. I was trying to restructure the way my body was made instead of trying to master the way I ran. I would get so frustrated with my starts in practices that I would just cry. When I ran, I wouldn’t even try to get out of the blocks, I would just run.
Florence Griffith Joyner
I am trying to concentrate on books. You know, I love Dostoevsky; he’s my favourite writer.
Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you’re trying to say on stage. Success makes life easier. It doesn’t make living easier.
Coming home, we stopped for a bite to eat and ran into a confused waitress. Had a heart-rending time trying to speak the Words of Life to her, and as I think of all this country now, many just as confused, and more so, I realized that the 39th Street bus is as much a mission field as Africa ever was.
Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
Barry Goldwater
As a person, I’m just trying to be better than I was yesterday and continue to elevate.
People assume that a self-portrait is narcissistic and you’re trying to reveal something about yourself: fantasies or autobiographical information. In fact, none of my work is about me or my private life.
Dishonesty is all about the small acts we can take and then think, ‘No, this not real cheating.’ So if you think that the main mechanism is rationalization, then what you come up with, and that’s what we find, is that we’re basically trying to balance feeling good about ourselves.
Dan Ariely
I’m not trying to get myself up a notch on the ladder by shoving somebody else down on the ladder, whether it’s a candidate or the president of the United States or anybody else. I just don’t believe that’s the way one oughta campaign, I’ve never done that.
That’s what all art’s about – a sense of moving away from boundaries that you can’t in real life. Like a dancer is always trying to fly, really – to do something that’s just not possible. But you try to do as much as you can within those physical boundaries.
When I was 20, I was the hustlerrubbing my temples, stressed, trying to get out the streets, trying to take my life to another side of the game with something I really loved to do: rap music.
No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place.
I’m not trying to be some kind of underground renegade.
I don’t know how, at an age when you’re trying to put your identity together, how you cope with the pressure of a performance space, which is what social media is.
I think Clinton, after getting into office and into Washington, was shocked at being bludgeoned. So he spent time trying to be all things to all people – one way guaranteed not to be successful or respected in a lion‘s den. You can’t just play around with all those big cats – you’ve got to take somebody on.
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Be

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.
We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.
Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.
When we are trying to come up with new health laws, you bring doctors, you bring experts in medicine. In urban planning, you bring the best architects. How it is possible that when we are talking about the way we are going to feed America, no chef shows up in the room?
The whole character of Super Dave is a takeoff on people who pontificate. So one thing I never want to do is pontificate why this works, why this is funny. I have no idea what the appeal is. All we are trying to do is make people have a good time and laugh.
Bob Einstein
Violence against women is real and something I feel passionately about, and the gateway to all that is wolf whistling. It’s allowing a man to impose his will on a woman who is just trying to walk down the street and live her life. It’s all about unwanted versus wanted attention, and, of course, there’s a fine line.
I’m trying to keep my personal life personal. It’s very hard for me because I’m a very honest person.
David Arquette
Music is its own language – if you don’t speak it, it’s hard to say what you’re trying to do.
No matter what you do, people are always going to have something negative to say about it. You could spend your life constantly trying to seek people’s approval and validation, but there is always going to be someone that has something negative to say about what you’re doing.
Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s job with yesterday’s tools and yesterday’s concepts.
You’re trying too hard to find a correlation here. You don’t know these people, you don’t know what they intended. You try to compile statistics and correlate them to a result that amounts to nothing more than speculation.
Marc Racicot
Sometimes you’re trying your best and you still can’t find a solution, but I try not to waste my life living in a dark place.
You want to play another kind of character in another genre, and it’s been something I’ve been trying to do if I can in the career so far, and it’s something I hope to continue because it’s interesting to me and you get to do different things as an actor.
Tradition is the great misleader because it’s too easy to follow what has already been done – even though you may think you’re giving it a kick. I was really trying to invent, instead of merely expressing myself.
One cannot possibly understand the teaching of the saints unless one has a pure mind and is trying to imitate their life.
Athanasius
Some people try to get very philosophical and cerebral about what they’re trying to say with jazz. You don’t need any prologues, you just play.
Oscar Peterson
It’s a full time job – trying to be at peace in my life, trying to be a better person and be best in every way I can be, be a good brother, be a good actor and a good human being.
We’re a blip in the existence of the universe, and we’re constantly trying to pull each other down. Not doing things to help each other.
It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.
My journey has really been trying to normalize girls loving girls.
I’m not a politician or a scholar or political historian. I’m just a photographer who’s trying to capture a spirit. It’s not an intellectual process; it’s an intuitive process.
Platon
Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.
I just wanted to make melodies. I started trying to do my own thing and let the melodies make the genre themselves.
‘Sunrise Sunset’ is about trying to get to a place where life is simple and not letting the stress and happenings in the world get in the way of your happiness.
Benny Cassette
I’ve spent years trying to time up my drops with my throws. You learn to listen to your feet and trust your positions.
It is said an artist spends their whole life trying to get to the place where their heart was first opened up. ‘Rent’ was that place for me.
I was just a goofy little funny kid, who was always getting sent to the principal. It wasn’t serious because I was smart. I wasn’t like a true troublemaker, just rambunctious – like, talkative and trying to be funny. That was me in middle-school.
You can’t please everybody. You’d be crazy if you’re trying to. So take some time out to do some things for yourself.
Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever.
I’m not somebody that’s trying to be somebody else. I’m being myself for the most part and people respect that.
They say a midget standing on a giant's shoulders can s

They say a midget standing on a giant‘s shoulders can see much further than the giant. So I got the whole rap world on my shoulders, they trying to see further than I am.
People just overshoot trying to find God. They’re going outside and trying everything. They don’t realize that it’s right inside themselves.
I’m trying to spread positive vibes.
Why can’t it be awesome to work for a food company? Why can’t we create an environment where people are trying to push each other to do great things, and we’re not trying to steal from anybody – we’re trying to be good to our farmers and run an honorable business, if there is such a thing anymore?
If you embracepositive thinking,’ you are – by definition – spurning ‘negative thinking.’ So it’s as if you were on a teeter-totter and are trying desperately to put all your weight on one side – the ‘positive thinking’ side.
Things will absolutely go wrong. In a healthy team, as soon as things go wrong, that information should be surfaced. Trying to hide or obscure bad news creates an environment of distrust or lack of transparency.
I think we’re struggling with trying to redefine various positions at this point in history. To allow freedom for women, freedom for men, freedom from those sharply defined gender roles.
Fred Ward
Music is like a conversation. One person says one thing that speaks with a harmonica, with a bass, with a drum. They’re all conversating, and we’re just trying to find a way to make conversation rather than blah, blah, blah. But it’s not really so hard a thing to do if you know the way to approach it.
Stephen Marley
You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to be a valuable person. You become valuable because of the knowledge that you have. And that doesn’t mean you won’t fail sometimes. The important thing is to keep trying.
When you deal with a person who’s experiencing dementia, you can see where they’re struggling with knowledge. You can see what they forget completely, what they forget but they know what they once knew. You can tell how they’re trying to remember.
The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance.
Sylvia Kristel
I’m trying to shut up and let my angels speak to me and tell me what I’m supposed to do.
You can get totally messed up trying to please everyone with what you do, but ultimately, you have to please yourself.
Some people feel, you make your case, if they listen to you, fine, if they don’t, that’s it. That’s not what leadership is. Leadership is trying to continue to make a case.
I’m not perfect, I’m not trying to be, but it’s a constant journey and a process.
You don’t get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results.
If you’re trying to get out of debt, you have to be willing to treat everything as expendable.
War is big business. It’s a lot of money going to and fro, and unfortunately a lot of angst, and a lot of fear, and a lot of doubt. And eventually a lot of wonderful people, like soldiers, like men and women that are out there trying to do the best they can, they come back being wounded on many levels.
It’s not me trying to act or pose in a certain way. It’s a lifestyle – like a suaveness or a swag, per se.
How can people in other countries who are trying to grasp our plan of democracy avoid stumbling over our logic when we deny the first steps in democracy to our women?
Jeannette Rankin
I’m constantly trying to look at things from a different view and to put myself into some new perspectives to evolve myself, grow myself, and reinvent myself.
As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me.
A transvestite spends her entire life trying to look as feminine as possible and I have clearly spent mine celebrating my masculinity.
I remember reading the book in high school and always thinking of Gatsby as this strong, stoic, suave, mysterious man who had everything under control. But when I read it as an adult, I realised he is a hollow man, a shell of a person trying to find meaning, who is not completely in touch with reality.
We’re all complicit in the things we may be trying to oppose. I’m complicit in the things that I’m trying to oppose.
I don’t know why my leading men have grey shades. Maybe I am trying to explore that side of me through them.
James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.
There is a comfort in rituals, and rituals provide a framework for stability when you are trying to find answers.
Deborah Norville
If I had a son, I want him to be able to grow up in a world where he would not be called a sexual predator for trying to kiss someone.
Art is inherently political. Even trying to make a film that has nothing to do with politics is, in and of itself, a political act.
What I’m trying to do is, is to make a significant difference in space flight. And help make space flight accessible to almost anyone.
Trying to do business without advertising is like winki

Trying to do business without advertising is like winking at a pretty girl through a pair of green goggles. You may know what you are doing, but no one else does.
Cyrus McCormick
The concept with Off-White is that I have no ideal target. It’s more about trying to make something for everyone. And I think that’s what helps make it unique. That there isn’t a specific muse.
I made a point of eating so fast I never kept the other people waiting who generally ordered only chef’s salad and grapefruit juice because they were trying to reduce. Almost everybody I met in New York was trying to reduce.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Somebody’s trying to sell you a Mercedes and he pulls up in a Civic with mustard stains on his shirt, dipping a pretzel in some cheese? Nobody wants to hear what you say unless you look like somebody.
I went through an extremely trying ordeal, but I never forgot the world outside was a beautiful place.
Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world?