Not Good Enough Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Not Good Enough Quotes from famous authors such as Chris Grayling, Daniel Radcliffe, Andrew Vachss, George Wald, Lynsey Addario. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

It’s not good enough to announce ‘I know my rights’ if you aren’t prepared to accept that you have responsibilities to society and your fellow citizens as well. And if people don’t live up to those responsibilities to our society, they will not be able to hide behind their rights.
Chris Grayling
I know it wouldn’t seem like I’ve had a lot of failure in my career, but there are things that I regard as failures, when I look at certain performances and go, ‘That’s not good enough.’
Daniel Radcliffe
I hate bullies. I hate them. I’m not good enough with words to describe how much I hate them.
Andrew Vachss
It’s not good enough to give it tender, loving care, to supply it with breakfast foods, to buy it expensive educations. Those things don’t mean anything unless this generation has a future. And we’re not sure that it does.
George Wald
With photography, I always think that it’s not good enough.
Lynsey Addario
I never expected to win a Grand Slam because, for me, I was not good enough to beat those guys.
Stan Wawrinka
I don’t think Flo Rida gets on just any song. If you look at the songs he has done – even The Saturdays one – was a hit. If it’s not good enough, then he won’t do it.
Olly Murs
I’ve worked under a lot of managers, whether it’s the national team or at St Mirren and everyone has their moments. I think it is important, you can’t just let things pass if they are not good enough.
John McGinn
I’ve always felt very insecure being around in-laws, even my siblings – like the guy who made a bad decision, or the guy who would never just fess up that I’m not good enough to make it, or I don’t have what it takes.
Walker Hayes
It’s my music. If it’s not good enough, then that’s how it will be.
Conchita Wurst
Sometimes you might feel like you’re not good enough or unique enough, but everyone is! Everyone has different personalities.
Astrid S
There are a lot of people who give you the message that maybe you are not good enough, and the best thing you can do for yourself is to block out all of that noise.
Rachel Platten
If you think that your child is going to be really sensitive to the fact that they might not win – which they probably won’t – you shouldn’t do it because it’s not healthy if they get the feeling that they’re not good enough or they’re not worthy.
Olivia Culpo
It’s not good enough just to hold your head high because you’re one of the highest-paid players in the NHL. It’s not good enough to be one of the most popular guys in the NHL or to have a social media following. What are you trying to accomplish?
P.K. Subban
It’s not vanity to feel you have a right to be beautiful. Women are taught to feel we’re not good enough, that we must live up to someone else’s standards. But my aim is to cherish myself as I am.
Elle Macpherson
We accept that, in one way now, if you are 27, 28 and still playing for Ajax, you are probably not good enough for the top of Europe because players want to go to the top in Europe.
Edwin van der Sar
Two hundred channel choices in most homes certainly gives you the world of choice. And so slicing it, dicing it, and offering someone their favorite thing – by the way, if it’s not good enough, make it yourself and post it.
Warren Littlefield
Realize that everyone that you think is perfect feels like they’re not good enough, too.
Alessia Cara
When you are a young actor, you’re imbued with the high purpose of your art. You think, ‘They hire me for my talent; if that’s not good enough, then they can hire somebody else.’ Later, you realize that your body is as much a part of what you do as your talent.
Charlton Heston
Women need to make sure they know what they’re talking about. You can’t just plant yourself in front of a camera and be pretty because that’s just not good enough. It’s just not a respectable way about building one’s career – in sports or anywhere on TV.
Michelle Beadle
I felt like the sample size was right, and my body was wrong. I basically ended up going into battle with my body, and that’s a daily battle every time you look in the mirror. Every time you see an image of a successful model or someone who you look up to who doesn’t look like you, you think you’re not good enough.
Iskra Lawrence
There’s something to be said about just being vulnerable. Every woman has gone through something in her life that has been an image issue, or it has been something where somebody told her she’s not good enough. And every woman can relate to that.
Ashley Graham
In order to make history, you have to win the World Cup. It’s not good enough just to reach a final.
Carlos Tevez
When I retired first time around, injury had beaten me, and I hated that. Now I realise I’m no longer good enough. And I can handle that. It’s fine that I’m not good enough.
Andrew Flintoff
I’m trying to get every experience possible in a studio environment, because I want to be comfortable there. There are people that I dream of working with, and I don’t want to walk into that situation feeling like I’m not good enough.
Amber Mark
What I learned from that loss, and also another loss that I’m going to talk about later, was that when you’re there, it’s not good enough to be there, when you’re there, you better walk away with that ring.
Don Shula
You have to hit the ground running at West Ham. If you don’t, suddenly from the fans it’s, ‘You’re not good enough to play for our football club.’
Mark Noble
I put a lot of pressure on myself. I think something’s not good enough, and I won’t stop until I feel like I’ve made it. I’m never satisfied.
J. Cole
I understand that feeling of insecurity, like you’re not good enough as you are, and you need to change.
Shannon Purser
I am comfortable giving people direction. If something is not good enough, my job is to find a way to help them learn from their mistake, and understand that next time I expect better.
Frida Giannini
We want to show all of our customers that the industry standards that we had been employing before – which are considered great standards – were not good enough.
Steve Ells
Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.
Brene Brown
I don’t get too much work to begin with, and whatever I get is mostly not good enough.
Dimple Kapadia
The truth is many of us have been socialized to think that if we are not the very best, if we are not at the top 1 percent of whatever it is we do, then we are not good enough. To reinforce this already pervasive mental model, society has established a competitive hierarchy for just about everything.
Elizabeth Thornton
If I’m working as an engineer for another band, the responsibility for brilliance pretty much rests on their shoulders. I think I’m pretty good, but I’m not good enough to turn a trout into a sausage, or the other way around.
Steve Albini
With so many of our fundamental rights hanging in the balance, it is not good enough to simply roll the dice, hoping a nominee has changed his past views. It’s not good enough to think, ‘This is the best we can expect from this president’.
Barbara Boxer
My best friend used to make fun of me about the camps I wasn’t invited to, and I used to get mad. He was just always better, always the favorite. I was always the one in the shadow that everybody was like, ‘He’s not good enough. Might not even make it to college.’
Avery Bradley
Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not good enough. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re too short, you’re too fat, you’re too thin, you’re too ugly – that’s nonsense.
Bradley Walsh
I suppose I was still optimistic and unrealistic, and I just hoped we could keep going as we were. But no. That was not good enough for Stephen, so off he went. Those were hard times. They really were. But then, I suppose, divorce is always hard.
Jane Hawking
I grew up with sports, but I was definitely not good enough to become a professional athlete – I just loved the storytelling aspect of it.
Molly Qerim
I do believe I’m not good enough to be a professional dancer. I believe that in my heart.
Michael Waltrip
Never think that you’re not good enough. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.
Anthony Trollope
With my songs, the question is always, ‘Can you pull it off live, alone on just an acoustic guitar?’ That’s the litmus test. If I can, then it’s a song I ought to record. If I can’t, it’s probably not good enough.
Shawn Colvin
I did the best I could, and in some arenas, my best was not good enough. I’ve made some bad choices.
Amy Grant
I go to sleep every single night thinking I’m not good enough. I really do. I don’t know if that’s healthy or not. But I really do have a fear of not being good, and I don’t like that.
Diana Taurasi
I couldn’t do rap. I was trying. I don’t know how. I’m not good enough to know.
Dee Dee Ramone
It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect the speech of people with whom we agree. For the First Amendment, that is not good enough. So it is really important that we protect First Amendment rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on.
Floyd Abrams
I get really upset seeing my friends who are mums crying because they feel like they’re not good enough. Clever, confident, kind young women all going, ‘I’m ruining my child’s life.’
Daisy Donovan
We shouldn’t be afraid to fail- if we are not failing we are not pushing. 80% of the stuff in the studio is not going to work. If something is not good enough, stop doing it.
Jonathan Ive
I don’t even know why I’m saying this in an interview situation, but I always feel like I’m not good enough for some reason. I wish that wasn’t the case, but left to my own devices, that voice starts speaking up.
Trent Reznor
My inclination, as an old-school, classically trained journalist, is not to go with a story unless I have it hard. It’s not good enough to say something based on rumors that were flying around.
Wolf Blitzer
I still dream of having a lifestyle brand but it’s not good enough to have that selfish dream when your kids are getting older and have their own interests.
Holly Willoughby
What you see in my script may not be what’s in the film. Sometimes it’s a very scary thing, when I have to shoot in the morning and the scene’s not good enough, and it’s only me there, and there’s no signal to even call the others and say, think of a better line.
Sriram Raghavan
Every day we do get closer to a cure. Three out of four children who are diagnosed with cancer will survive the disease, but that is not good enough. The loss of one child to this disease is too much.
Michael McCaul
I do feel that over the years from watching programmes that tell people ‘you’re not good enough,’ I just don’t like it.
Ainsley Harriott
I had teachers who said I was not good enough. So, I said I will become good enough. So I became this guy who became obsessed to become good enough. Now I sit down and tell people who I was. Now, I say, ‘Do you know who I am?’
Herschel Walker
We’re all different, so even though someone is getting a skill before you, it doesn’t mean that you’re not good enough; it just means you have to wait a little bit, and the skill will come when it comes.
Laurie Hernandez
Critics can be your most important friend. I don’t read criticism of my stuff only because when it’s bad, it’s rough-and when it’s good, it’s not good enough.
Kevin Bacon
Every time I looked in the mirror, it was like, ‘You’re not good enough.’ ‘There’s always someone more popular.’ ‘There’s always someone more gifted in music.’
Brian Welch
We definitely did not write our own vows. We’re actors – people write things for us. We’re not good enough for that.
Italia Ricci
A lot of what keeps me going is wanting to be better, thinking I’m not good enough.
Laura Jane Grace
In the SAS, if you’re not good enough, you’re graded out of it.
Ant Middleton
I had a somewhat charmed life. I was brought up at the BBC. I did meet so many people cleverer than myself in those years. Often, I was slapped down and made to feel not good enough.
Stephen Frears
My voice is not good enough for me to sing a song.
Kapil Sibal
I can’t do all that riddly diddly stuff. I’m not good enough. It’s all about not playing.
Will Champion
The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future. For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today’s fans.
Franz Beckenbauer
There was a time when I just felt like a superwoman. I was like, ‘I got Jesus! I ain’t afraid!’ But, the truth is, I want to do things right, and sometimes I am afraid that I’m not good enough or that I’m not going to handle something right.
Tasha Smith
We’re in a situation where the solutions that we have are not good enough. The way to improve anything is to have a discussion about its flaws. To understand what the one or two or three things are about it that would help fix it. The DMCA makes it dangerous to have that conversation.
Edward Felten
If it is good enough for Prince William and Kate, why is studying art history not good enough for the masses?
Cornelia Parker
I have a very healthy dose of self-loathing. But I think we all have a past of being whatever our story was, of feeling not good enough. It can propel you to work harder and do more, but it can also be a tremendous trap, and you can’t see beyond it.
Kim Cattrall
Growing up in the entertainment industry, I’ve had a lot of people tell me I’m not good enough.
Renee Olstead
You can always argue you’re never good enough until you win the Super Bowl. And even then, you’re going to lose players, and you’re not good enough then, either.
Jeffrey Lurie
When I look back, my journey isn’t about a small-town kid from Hazleton traveling around the country, but about the years I put in to get to this place in my life. Playing and finding out you’re not good enough, managing in the minors, working in player development, coaching and learning from the best minds in baseball.
Joe Maddon
There’s too much darkness in the world. Everywhere you turn, someone is tryin’ to tear someone down in some way; everywhere you go, there’s a feeling of inadequacy, or a feeling that you’re not good enough. I want to bring a certain light to the world.
Alicia Keys
Over a long time, I’ve honestly had enough of people saying Arsenal’s defence is not good enough.
Wojciech Szczesny
I don’t want people to say, ‘So, what do you think about that Cher?’ and for them to reply, ‘She’s okay.’ Okay is not good enough. I want them to either love me or to completely despise me – I mean, call me all the names under the sun. I love it.
Cher Lloyd
My children have never watched any of my films. Charlie knows that daddy makes movies, but he says they are not good enough for him to watch.
Russell Crowe
The argument has been made that smart women on screen are already enough of a minority to make up for the lack of women of color. Nope. Not good enough.
Jenna Wortham
Models are some of the most insecure people I’ve ever met. They’re constantly being told they’re not good enough. You’ve really got to practice loving yourself.
Miranda Kerr
They used to have selection days for all the local kids and I went to these trials three times and got turned down every time. On the third time I was so upset because I thought I was not good enough. I was eight years old and I had the feeling, ‘That’s it, I don’t want to play for Ajax any more!’
Ryan Babel
We are obsessed in England with the idea that we’re not good enough at retaining the ball, and that our players treat it like a hot potato.
Jermaine Jenas
A lot of fitness has that very masculine energy and drive, and that never worked for me. I want to be challenged. I don’t want to be told that I’m terrible and that I suck and that I’m not good enough – that’s not motivating.
Mary Helen Bowers
If something is not good enough, stop doing it.
Jonathan Ive
Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not good enough. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re too short, you’re too fat, you’re too thin, you’re too ugly – that’s nonsense.
Bradley Walsh
All the stuff about being a drinking club, or having players who were not good enough, I treat as rubbish.
Bryan Robson
I love when people doubt me. I love when people don’t think that I’m good enough to play at a certain level, not good enough to be a starter, things like that. That’s the stuff that drives me.
Adam Thielen
Everywhere I look, someone is telling me, ‘You’re not good enough,’ or, ‘You can’t do this or that.’ You can only hear that so many times before enough is enough.
Baker Mayfield
I have had it all over the years, being told I’m not good enough. So whenever the chance comes I always try and prove I should be starting.
Alex Iwobi
What you put in, you usually get out. If you are not good enough on the day, fine, but if you put in everything you have, you usually get a decent result. When you lose, it motivates you to go again, not dwell on the past.
Alun Wyn Jones
Every day I receive messages that I’m not good enough, that I should lose my job.
Jess Phillips