Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Struggling Quotes from famous authors such as Michael Palin, Kat Von D, Christina Applegate, Steven Soderbergh, Laura Dern. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
When I read profiles of myself, I sometimes think: ‘I have spent my whole life struggling to understand my motivations and impulses, and I’ve never quite sorted them out.’
I think a lot of women want to be, like… ‘I’m cool with stretch marks and my body changing.’ To be honest, I thought I’d be a lot cooler with it, but I’m struggling with my weight gain. I know I’m healthy… but I was expecting to not be as affected by it… I’m self-conscious.
If you have insomnia, it’s important to know you’re not alone; there are millions of people also struggling with their sleep. Talk about what you’re going through with others, including your doctor, and continue trying new things to help manage your insomnia.
There are three major social issues that this country is struggling with: education, poverty, and drugs. Two of them we talk about, and one of them we don’t.
I like movies about longing and desperation, and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children, and to have relationships and be intimate with each other.
I want to help transgender individuals who might be struggling realize that they have to love themselves and stay true to who they are because if they keep moving forward, and keep a positive attitude, then things will get better.
I don’t think anyone just becomes something overnight. I think it’s many, many hours in the dark, there’s all that time that people don’t see you doing smaller things or struggling along. Then suddenly you get a break and people are like, ‘He came out of nowhere!’
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.
‘Originals’ is a show that is not about struggling as a vampire but reveling in it. It’s about embracing vampirism.
You don’t give yourself a nickname unless you’re bloody struggling.
I think most of my childhood, adolescence, and teenage years, I was struggling to feel validated – which led to a lot of my career choices as well.
I did a lot of struggling with my identity trying to figure out who the heck I was. I had to face my demons.
I was struggling, and I was struggling mentally more than anything, and that will carry over to the games.
Thanksgiving is America’s favorite holiday because it’s a time when we put aside our cares, much as the struggling Pilgrims did nearly four centuries ago, and eat a gut-busting meal without worrying about the ‘out years.’
Some people come out going, I don’t get it. And I don’t quite know what they’re trying to get, what they’re struggling for. We have had the reaction where people leave the movie sort of uncomfortable and befuddled. Although that wasn’t our intention.
There will always be men struggling to change, and there will always be those who are controlled by the past.
A national carbon tax would devastate an already struggling American economy, force the cost of gas at the pump to jump even higher, and kill millions more jobs here at home.
Stress means something different if it is the result of rewarding work rather than struggling to keep the family out of debt.
Everyone’s struggle is different. Just because I wasn’t struggling on the streets, it doesn’t mean I don’t know what it’s like to struggle.
Inside every Sancho Panza there’s a Don Quixote struggling to get out.
I was struggling with anorexia, and one of the biggest problems with an eating disorder is you don’t realize you have it. And you can’t heal until you realize there’s a problem.
Johnny Knoxville went from struggling to pay his rent to being on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone’ in the course of, like, a month.
Sometimes people take struggling on the court to an extreme level.
The Christian Armenian story was the Polish Jewish story. The efforts of the Armenians to stay alive in Musa Dagh chimed with those struggling to survive the ghetto.
The Negro problem, like all other political problems, is fundamentally a moral issue. This is realism, not idealism. Those of my colleagues who believe that they are particularly ‘hard boiled’ because they overlook the fact that human beings are struggling for their consciences are simply unrealistic.
I had to deal with being somewhat of an outcast because it’s not socially acceptable to be a struggling musician. There have been times where I’ve felt sorry for the person I was dating. I felt she deserved better.
I have people I talk to on a regular basis about what’s going on in my life, what am I struggling with, and where my faith is at.
If you’re struggling to make your mortgage payment, and you’ve got three kids between the ages of 12 and 18, and you and your spouse works, and someone says, ‘Oh, by the way, the world’s ending,’ it’s like, ‘Please. You don’t need to tell me that.’
I think often when we talk about things like cancer, the kind of final act at the end of the story comes with a cure. But we don’t talk a lot about what happens after. And it took me a while to even acknowledge to myself how much I was struggling.
I had been nominated for an Academy Award for my performance as Sandy Lester, Dustin Hoffman’s neurotic, struggling actress girlfriend, in ‘Tootsie.’ Under Sydney Pollack’s direction, ‘Tootsie’ had been a runaway hit starring Dustin as an unemployed actor who pretends to be a woman in order to land a role in a soap opera.
I don’t particularly like talking about it much, but after a year of struggling, when you start playing better, you have a much better perspective on the game.
Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.
After a performance at Hosadurga, I was struggling with severe gastroenteritis, for which I took multiple injections to ease the pain. But when it wouldn’t abate, I got hospitalized, and that is when the heart issues were found out.
Honestly, I feel like we are a walking protest. The fact that we’re women professional athletes says that in and of itself. We’ve been feeling the inequality; we’ve been struggling with pay equality or whatever it is, or sexism in sports.
Struggling to start a small business is all-encompassing. It is a 24-hour job that places strain on those involved. As well as worrying about your own mortgage and kids, you worry about those of your staff.
Pop music provides not just the soundtrack to our lives, as the cliche goes; it releases our emotions and helps us to articulate them. This is why music is so important to adolescents, who are struggling with questions of identity and self-expression.
Face your financial issues head on. Open your bills, pick up the phone, call your lender. If applicable, tell them you’re struggling and explain why. If you lost your job or took a pay cut, be ready to prove it.
Growing up, I never had a role model to show me that you can be trans and live a happy life. I hope that I can be that source of hope for someone out there who’s struggling.
Clean energy is about offering people the opportunity to do what’s right for themselves and the people they love. It’s about reducing the pollution that makes people sick. It’s about helping the low-income families struggling to pay their gas and electricity bills.
I want to help people struggling with whatever it is they’re going through.
The handwriting is on the wall: if you want to have your franchises viable, then you can’t have a situation where New York and Chicago and Los Angeles are doing very, very well, and some other teams are, but, I would say, a significant percentage of the teams in our league are struggling financially.
As a black and as a woman, I didn’t think that I would really want to live in any of the eras before this, because I would inevitably be worse off. I would have spent more time struggling just to prove I was human than doing my work.
We’re all struggling to get out of the past. We see something that reminds us of something, and then we bring our baggage into the present. Then we project it onto people constantly.
When I planned my wedding the first time, my ex-husband and I, we were both struggling comics. I had a TV show that had gotten cancelled. Basically, I rented a wedding gown; the reception hall smelled like feet.
The kind of films I want to make are struggling to get made. And if they are getting made, they’re getting made on shoestring budgets with not enough time.
Nobody supported me when I was struggling. I have never been able to understand that. It is maybe because I come from a small village.
You see women struggling to keep it all together while a loved one is in jail. But we don’t hear about them or their struggles in a way that resonates with others. Their stories are so compelling. It’s as if they are in their own little world and no one else sees them.
When I work with countries struggling to pay for budgets or finance trade deficits, I reflect on how Americans do not spend a moment considering the unique advantages of being able to issue bonds and print money freely.
No one wants to see me struggling to get a horse under control because I can’t ride it. And no one wants to see me not knowing how to deal with the psychological makeup of the character.
I haven’t ever really been close to retiring. I’ve threatened myself, that kind of thing. There were moments where I’m struggling or not healthy: It’s like, OK, is this the best way I can spend my 20s? Is this something that’s going to help me in the future, or I might as well be fishing or gaming.
I come from a humble background, where my family was struggling to be called middle class.
As a child I’m sure I was no different from any other human being struggling to navigate the difficulties and complexities of their childhood and adolescent years. I feel it’s a time when all of us need an escape, a place where we can leave the world behind and just disappear. For me, it was film.
The Democrats have invested a lot of time in telling struggling Americans that Republicans or anyone who doesn’t agree with their agenda doesn’t care about people who are struggling.
Follow your heart. Do what you love. Because I was constantly struggling with that. If it’s in your heart, go for it. Don’t listen to other people.
I was looking for help with styling my hair and was really struggling to find it, and I have very much been of the mind that if you see a need for something, and you can create it yourself, then go for it, so I started creating content around beauty.
If you’ve ever had anyone in your life who has been struggling with something, struggling with addiction or struggling with anything, and it’s about the resilience of love and how much you’re willing to struggle with somebody to preserve your relationship and to try to preserve them as a person.
I definitely feel that if somebody is struggling with themselves and how they look, they need to really channel the positivity within.
I find that when I’m struggling to think of how a six-year-old would feel about something, I just have to go right down to the common denominator, find the simplest way that you can look at an object or a problem, and not muck it up with all of the stuff that adults do and over-analyze.
Almost nothing can make you more miserable than when your company is struggling, and only then do you realize that this is exactly when it’s almost impossible for a CEO to quit.
Students want free education because their parents are struggling. The fees of universities and technikons are too high.
When you get quick fame and success and exposure, it makes you feel dizzy, and I didn’t want to lose my balance ’cause that’s something I’ve been struggling with for so many years. I’m not fond of the idea of making it in Hollywood. That’s not my aim; otherwise, I would have settled down in Los Angeles.
I like to work. I mean, part of it for me is that I was a struggling actor, could barely pay my rent, until I was almost 40.
I was an unplanned pregnancy between two teenagers in Reading, Pennsylvania, and they ended up getting married. They started out struggling.
Lyme disease has become a fast epidemic worldwide. I am determined to help find a cure and figure out a way to share knowledge with the millions of people struggling with this debilitating disease.
For some students, school is the only place where they get a hot meal and a warm hug. Teachers are sometimes the only ones who tell our children they can go from an Indian reservation to the Ivy League, from the home of a struggling single mom to the White House.
I think the western is about people in harsh places trying to tame an unfriendly wilderness. Because life is defined by struggle, it’s kind of the perfect microcosmic experience to explore that. ‘Here we are, struggling.’ It’s about people persevering and persevering and persevering.
I believe I was a codependent out of the womb and have been struggling to free myself from its vice-like grip for many, many years.
What do you do when you get a draft notice and you think a war is wrong? And I struggled with that for months prior to my being inducted into the army, and I’m still struggling with it, 40 years later.
I would hope that the Government would still support those small, struggling independent theatre companies and also maybe look to the built architecture of the theaters because we can’t let them get into disrepair. They are part of the fabric of the country.
One of the things that we’re all struggling with is how to judge the quality of the value-added experience of an educational course or year. I don’t think it’s impossible to do that, but it’s difficult.
Politicians have been spreading fear, saying if we’re letting in refugees, we’re letting in terrorists. It’s not the truth. We’ve got to recognise the difference between terrorism and people who are refugees; people who are struggling.
I’ll see somebody struggling with something, and it doesn’t matter if it’s ironing or mopping or traveling, my brain just starts to percolate.
The same issue is happening on a show like Everybody Loves Raymond now, which is in its eighth year and struggling to come up with good stories. It’ll be interesting to see how they do. The bottom line is, it starts with the writers and ends with the writers.
Germany can make a major difference in the lives of so many Holocaust survivors who are struggling in their later years.
Like most struggling writers trying to get their scripts commissioned, I had to do something odd to pay the rent. So, aged 21, I started up my own small cheesecake company in Philadelphia.
Initially, I wanted to do films with A-list actors when I was struggling. I was hoping that I could also get that platform where I’m launched with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan or Aamir Khan… and with them my career could also start, but it didn’t happen. And then came ‘Queen.’
Mine is not a story to tell struggling writers.
I’ve definitely learned how hard it can be to lean in when you’re struggling at home.
My parents were struggling actors who had a hard time getting work. That’s why I hesitated about getting into acting, I had seen them going through that.
I remember, when we moved out to Colorado, I was struggling. The mountains were so big, and I wasn’t really prepared or used to it all.
I want to be a voice for the thousands of women in our community who work hard, play by the rules, and still are struggling to get ahead.
Too many Californians are struggling to make ends meet, pay the bills, and send their kids to college. They are looking for progressive leaders in Washington who will fight for them, like Senator Boxer has done for over 20 years.
There’s nothing better than just staring at a buttercup, struggling to make an impact on the world.
My dad was very much a struggling actor and spent more of his life as a postman, as a member of a tarmac firm, as a van driver.
Middle class families are struggling to send their sons and daughters to school. For many Americans, a college education is essential to future success.
While it’s absolutely important that we build housing for our low-income residents, when we are talking about opening up hundreds of sites for housing, we should be trying to build affordable housing for all of our residents struggling to pay rent. That means housing for teachers, for nurses, for janitors.
Because I spent many years during my previous life as an academic researching game theory, some commentators rushed to presume that as Greece’s new finance minister, I was busily devising bluffs, stratagems and outside options, struggling to improve upon a weak hand. Nothing could be further from the truth.
After struggling for five years I got my first break in TV with ‘Ramayan.’
In the seventies when I was struggling, I ate the same thing every day at Big Nick’s Burger Joint on Broadway and 77th Street. A cottage-cheese omelette with tomatoes, French fries, rye toast, orange juice, and coffee. It was consistently the most satisfying meal I could possibly imagine.
I know a lot of people who are struggling musicians; it’s a hard life, and I’ve risked being that. The rewards are tremendous now that I’ve made it, I thank God every day. But I put it all on the line for it.
I kind of wanted to be a waitress in New York City. I thought it was fun and glamorous in its own way. Like in the movie ‘Beaches,’ when Bette Midler is banging on the radiator, and it’s cold, and she’s poor. I kind of thought that would be fun to be, like, a poor, struggling actor.
I didn’t plan to go to Eurovision and I didn’t plan on winning. I was a struggling musician, hoping for a couple of gigs.
We could choose to leave as a country split and an economy disjointed, struggling to make our way in a new world outside the E.U. Or we can come together as one United Kingdom, confidently seizing new global opportunities as we build a prosperous, secure nation fit for the future challenges we will face.
My wife Cecily Adams was dying of cancer, my daughter Madeline was struggling to overcome an autism diagnosis, and my father was dying, all at the same time. Writing the journal was a cathartic experience, and an extremely positive one.
I actually started playing in little cafes around New York, and I have a lot of good friends of mine who are musicians who are struggling in New York.
Career had a lot to do with 80 percent of my breakups. It’s very tough to date a struggling musician. The idea of it is enticing and fun and mysterious. But the reality is long hours and hard work. I have a lot of respect for the women I’ve dated.
Although my stories are all very different on the surface, I like to write stories about characters struggling with big problems. I’m always reminded, no matter how different from me one of my characters is from me on the surface, how we’re all pretty much the same underneath.
In California, for so long now, our families have been struggling in this economic environment, and Dianne Feinstein, been in office nearly half a century, is out of touch of what women and families are going through in California.
I’m atypical in my personal life, my situation is not that of the average struggling artist, and so I feel like I have to work even harder to prove myself and let the work speak for itself. At the same time, I’m not prepared to hide who I truly am.
The arts are suffering amongst public schools, but also, minority theater companies are struggling, and I firmly believe in freedom of expression through the arts.
The fact that the Conservatives are losing voters to UKIP while struggling to attract those who voted for other parties in 2010 suggests they have still not successfully shown what a Conservative government is for. This needs to be done on a broad front in a way that encompasses the economy and public services.
Before the match starts I visualise that I will try to rotate the strike and take singles. But if I see that the players batting before me are struggling, and the wicket is not playing that good, I try to dominate from the first ball.
When I was struggling to get recognition as a wrestler, I faced innumerable hardships. I even slept on the ring itself after finishing my practice. Those days, I did not have a house to live.
I feel like I still am struggling in a lot of different ways. I still have to fight for certain things. Certain jobs. At least I’m working and I’m thankful for that.
The decline in home equity makes it more difficult for struggling homeowners to refinance and reduces the financial incentive of stressed borrowers to remain in their homes.
I enjoy playing characters who are struggling, particularly with themselves.
No one gave me an opportunity, which I desperately needed in my struggling days. If there is one thing that I have learned during that period is that you need to create an opportunity yourself if you want to live your dream.
Throughout my work with family and child support organizations, one thing that has stood out to me time and again is that getting early support for a child who is struggling to cope is the best possible thing we can do to help our children as they grow up.
They say you’re blessed to be a blessing to others. There’s no better time to live that saying then the holidays. Especially when so many families are struggling.
The history of our country is not the history of any other country in the world which is either practicing advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy.
I had my years of struggling. Some of my shows failed miserably, and I was upset by it and it dented my confidence. But I never stopped. I kept going for it.
I always tell myself… that the faith I have is a gift, so I shouldn’t take that for granted. And so when people are struggling and feel they have no faith at all, I shouldn’t say, ‘Well, it’s their fault.’
I’m not opposed to the idea of helping regions that are struggling to get a reasonable fraction of federal research spending.
I cannot tell people who are struggling that I come first. I just cannot.
I think small business is struggling in New York City. It’s a fantastic market, it’s a very appealing market, there’s lots of opportunity, at the same time it’s a very difficult place to build a small business.
For kids who are struggling, who are of faith, just reconciling yourself to the fact that God loves you, accepts you for who you are, is a big step in the healing, especially when your biological family is unaccepting of you.
There’s almost nothing worse to live with than a struggling artist.
I’m the only person who stands in my way, whether I finish a song or if I’m, you know, struggling. So, I see myself as my own competitor.
I was never a struggling actor, for which I feel very blessed.
I think women today are really struggling with these dual roles: How do you have a full-time career and be ambitious and still take care of your family?
I never pondered during my struggling phase that I should have become an engineer, as I knew that was not my life. I couldn’t have lived it. It would have been a very claustrophobic life.
We cannot get serious about helping the private sector create quality jobs without focusing first on the main drivers of our economy – the American middle class and those struggling to enter it.
I’m constantly struggling in interviews to engage and finish sentences, because I am being asked personal questions from somebody I don’t know.
I feel that my purpose is to shed light on some of the darker sides of our world, and to lend a hand and a voice to people struggling.
I tried to dance in my earlier films, but it was more like struggling to stay afloat once you are thrown into the water.
I’m still struggling with whether I might want to get off the Internet. More and more people I know have. Daniel Day Lewis doesn’t do the Internet at all, and I noticed he had many more books open around his house.
Every day of your life is struggle. You are always struggling to achieve more and more. So one can never say, ‘I am not struggling.’
We need to tell the American public the truth. We need to let them know they’re not the only ones struggling.
A good nationalism has to depend on a principle of the common people, on myths of a struggling commonality.
Soaring prescription drug costs have placed a tremendous strain on family budgets. They have also imposed a heavy burden on employers – both public and private – who are struggling to provide affordable health insurance coverage to their workers.
In Idaho, we hope to see educators using Khan Academy to individualize their instruction. Instead of a one-size-fits-all lesson, teachers will be able to focus their attention on specific students who are struggling while the rest of the class engages with material appropriate for them.
I started to sing a lot more during my twenties when I was struggling with depression.
Until we can get people who are willing to play for West Indies in the right way, I think that we’re going to be struggling for a long time.
When struggling to get out of bed in the morning due to pain and exhaustion, the last thing on the priority list is going to get a blow dry.
I have friends struggling with autism, juvenile diabetes.
It’s wrong that members of Congress can purchase luxury airfare with taxpayer money when many families in my district and across the county are struggling to make ends meet.
My parents were always living from pay cheque to pay cheque. They were always struggling.
When I joined ‘Essence,’ I was a young, single mother. I was 24. I hadn’t gone to college. I wasn’t making any money at ‘Essence’ – what was it, $500 a month – and I was struggling. So I was always looking down the road, always hoping for a better, you know, tomorrow.
For me, the lean times were a wonderful, beautiful time of my life, struggling for many years in regional theater all over the country for not much money.
I don’t think it’s a Western thing to really talk about intrinsic motivation and the drive for autonomy, mastery and purpose. You have to not be struggling for survival. For people who don’t know where their next meal is coming, notions of finding inner motivation are comical.
I am not struggling. What I do, it is what I do.
I had been struggling with how to create a child-like protagonist’s voice without making it sound as though I was ‘dumbing down’ to the character. They are able to see events, people and places with an intensity and open mindedness that adults lack.
The cricket team has been great. There’s never a lonesome moment. If you are struggling, there are 10 girls who can help you out and get you through the tough times. We can enjoy the ups and downs together.
I never underestimated or overestimated myself. You should know where you stand. Moreover, you should have confi’dence in yourself because if you don’t, what is the point of struggling? You don’t know where you are headed!
You’re taught that it’s not very likely for you to become successful… that odds are you’re going to be a struggling artist for the rest of your life.
It’s fun to have money, but the more money I get, the less interesting it becomes. If you don’t have very much, you have to think about it. If you are starving, you become interested in food. If you are struggling to pay the bills, money becomes tragically important.
I hear a lot from women in Africa. And not just from dark-skinned women but from all women struggling because of insecurity. They thank me and tell me that I inspire them. And that makes me feel really, really proud.
I was just a regular kid in poverty, struggling.
I was shy and struggling with it.
I came across the Indonesian genocide in 2001, when I found myself making a film in a community of survivors. They were plantation workers, and it turned out they were struggling to organize a union.
When I was a child, my father used to take me for walks, often along a river or by the sea. We would pass people fishing, perhaps reeling in their lines with struggling fish hooked at the end of them. Once I saw a man take a small fish out of a bucket and impale it, still wriggling, on an empty hook to use as bait.
Well, I will be a president for Democrats, Republicans and independents, for the struggling, the striving, the successful, for all those who vote for me and for those who don’t. For all Americans together.
A lot of my friends are struggling musicians. Being a struggling actor, it’s just frustrating because you’re not allowed to do what you want to do.
I’m not a big fan of introducing a bunch of new mysteries into a story without really knowing where they’re going because you just end up struggling at the end to make sense of them and make it all seem like you planned it all along.
After the non-Japanese Carlos Ghosn was brought in by Nissan to turn around the struggling auto manufacturer, he made English the company’s official working language.
I say no to a lot of things that just don’t fit my life. I involve my kids in what I’m struggling with so they don’t compete with it.
By themselves, genetically engineered crops will not end hunger or improve health or bolster the economies of struggling countries. They won’t save the sight of millions or fortify their bones. But they will certainly help.
I think my father kept struggling to get us into better neighborhoods, better schools. One of the worst jobs he had was folding shirts under these fluorescent lights all day at the equivalent of a Kmart. I remember visiting him at work, thinking, ‘When I grow up, I’ve got to do anything else.’
Even though I try not to overthink and dress the way I want to, I admit that there’s way too much pressure on female actors to look good. I’m well aware that I don’t have the perfect body type. I’m constantly struggling with myself to achieve the perfect body.
As ‘Octomom,’ I was the walking dead. When I woke up and I went back to my roots, my helping profession, and my kids, we were struggling financially, but it didn’t matter. I never felt so free and so happy in my life.
In India, we are forced to choose our specialisation very early, whereas in some other countries, this can be done much later in life. While the British have abandoned this approach, we in India seem to be struggling with the old British system of education.
At every writers’ conference, you have the opportunity to hear from best-selling authors, top literary agents, and excellent editors who will demystify the publishing industry and give you great advice, no matter where you are in your writing career or what you’re currently struggling with.
When Bale first started at Tottenham, they were struggling to win whenever he played at left-back, but it is unbelievable how quickly things can change in football.
I was struggling, I was hungry, I was a freelance copy editor but had very little work.
I’ll be in ‘The Get Down’ from the creator Baz Luhrmann, and it takes place in the ’70s with South Bronx kids growing up at the rise of hip-hop and really when the city was at its financial worst. It’s about teens struggling with violence, drugs and gangs and trying to find solace in music and all that good stuff.
When I was teaching at the University of Tehran we were struggling against the implementation of the revolution rules.
The writer of Kaafir,’ Bhavani Iyer had to keep the story with her for 13 years, the producer, Siddharth Malhotra, could only provide justice to the story after struggling for eight years.
Before ‘Jersey Shore,’ I was a DJ struggling to promote, deejaying six nights a week and hustling to pack clubs.
Food banks have told us of the increasing donations of, and demand for, tampons and pads which are gratefully received by women struggling to afford them.
Yes, definitely we want to see A or B or C and so forth live safely and soundly. But as mortal creatures, they will disappear in the end. No, we are not struggling above all else for mortal individuals, but rather for the idea of the glorious and powerful nation which sustains the eighty million Indonesians.
We were walking through Petco Park after a signing, and this girl plowed through security and grabbed onto my neck and started pulling. Her grip was so impressively strong that this huge security guard was struggling to get her off of me. I was like, ‘Whoa. That’s kind of crazy.’
In my family and in my community, I see people struggling with drug addiction, with poverty and the effects of generational poverty; I see people struggling with lack of access to healthcare.
Struggling with confidence and self-doubt are things that everyone goes through, especially kids, but I set goals, worked hard and leant on the people around me.
Sometimes you can be down and struggling, but as long as you keep working at it, you win.
I was an outsider… but I was also sympathetic with people that were struggling to get up, because I struggled to get up.
Not all actresses know how to express their looks, I think. For me, it’s an on-again, off-again thing. I’m still struggling.
I think I see a lot of artists struggling to make their first album perfect, and I’ve been there.
Even when I wrap my work and come home or whatever it is I try to do, I can identify with that feeling of being a little outside, of struggling to get back into normality.
If you have a great love of singing, supported by others’ fondness for your voice, then it is worth making every effort, of making every sacrifice, to achieve your goal. A great voice will easily find teachers who are willing to help a struggling young talent, and the ways of the Lord are infinite.
Hospitals are often grim places: being stuck on a ward is excruciatingly boring, especially when you’re too ill to follow the plot of a book, and struggling to sleep through the guttural cries of people writhing in agony in adjacent beds.
The very fact that we are having a national conversation about what we should eat, that we are struggling with the question about what the best diet is, is symptomatic of how far we have strayed from the natural conditions that gave rise to our species, from the simple act of eating real, whole, fresh food.
It was the early days of Rock ‘n’ Roll in this country. We were all struggling to learn music, it might be Country, Jazz, Classical, Blues or even Rock ‘n’ Roll.
There aren’t as many roles, and I think there’s a lack of openness in casting an Asian character in a leading role or unless they’re a stereotype. It’s been hard. I’ve been able to play some non-stereotypical roles, which is great, but I have a lot of Asian actor friends who are struggling.
I do a lot of book signings and conventions every year, and I meet a great many readers who are struggling… they’re working through illness, injury, addiction, depression, grief, or some other trauma. It seems to me that there’s a lot of heroism in fighting those things as well, as best you can.
I can live in L.A. as a struggling artist. I cannot live in New York as a struggling artist.
I love the idea of coming into a struggling franchise and seeing if I can help them win. First off, I hate to lose. At anything. Secondly, who doesn’t want to be the guy to help turn something around?
Gorbachev’s legacy is that he called time on communism, partially against his will, but in fact, he finished it off. Without violence. Without bloodshed. Beyond that, I am struggling to think of much else in terms of real legacy.
If you see a woman who is struggling with bags or looks struggling in general, help her. Don’t leave her vulnerable to someone else.
There are definitely – there is definitely an element of Donald Trump’s support that has its basis in racism or xenophobia. But a lot of these folks are just really hardworking people who are struggling in really important ways.
Like, my feelings on religion are starting to morph. I’m still very much an atheist, except that I don’t necessarily see religion as being a bad thing. So, that’s a weird thing that I’m struggling with that seems to be offending both atheists and people that are religious.
My family, ain’t no more struggling to pay this bill, pay that bill.
I’ve dated the sweet mama’s boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artist – basically a lot of people without jobs.
Families are struggling against a tide of junk information on junk food.
I want to motivate people because I know how it is, struggling, and coming from a place where you have nothing. So my thing is to motivate people to let them know whatever you put your mind to, or whatever you love to do, then stick with it and don’t give up.
The Democratic Party has become the party of the coastal elite, and the Republican Party is the party of the working class and that average American citizen who’s been struggling over the past eight years with Obama in the White House.
Like a lot of people, I’ve often wondered what else I might have been. When I was younger, but even after I was a child, I thought Batman was the whole package. Smart, calculating, pragmatic. Depressed, but in a way women found hot. Tragic at his core and struggling with his demons while trying to save the world.
No one wants everyone to know how sick they are and everyone to see how much they are struggling. And when that seems to be the focus, of making sure everyone sees how sick you are, that’s just confusing to someone that is trying to be supportive.
So struggling for work here has been very good for me, but it’s also been very hard to handle rejection.
One thing I learned when struggling, you got to get to your spots.
After struggling with homelessness like other areas across the state, we bucked the status quo to make San Diego the only big city in California where homelessness went down, not up.
I see a lot of people judging me and my rookie season, but I’m not really worried about struggling. I know I’m only going to get better.
Whenever we’ve approached a story, it’s always started with the character, and the idea of some character struggling with some part of himself. That’s what gets us in.
Claustrophobia is a theme that I feel is really rife in ‘Sound of my Voice’ and struggling to come up for air from that feeling.
Housing vouchers are a vital lifeline for many people I know in New Orleans and around the country, including struggling artists.
I am a struggling writer. A middle-aged man with two little kids and I’m just trying to earn a living. So buy this book – or my kids will have to go to foster care.
As awful as crime can be, it’s what happens afterward – the struggling to get out of bed, to put one foot in front of the other – that alters people.
My dad is a good role model for me, and then I had a high school coach that really helped me out when I was struggling and made a big difference in my life.
When people express what is most important to them, it often comes out in cliches. That doesn’t make them laughable; it’s something tender about them. As though in struggling to reach what’s most personal about them they could only come up with what’s most public.
What most Americans don’t realize is a lot of the challenges we’re struggling with today are the result of conscious housing policies.
There was a moment with ‘Zootopia’ where we said, ‘This is the experiment: let’s try Judy in the role of the protagonist. Let her character introduce us to the city and this world.’ And suddenly, all that struggling and trying to make traction into this story was done.
My mom tried to not let me see how much we were struggling, but I noticed it. I think that’s what made me work harder. I saw how hard she was working, and I just wanted a better life for both of us.
When I’m at the greatest odds with my body, it’s usually because I feel my body’s betraying me, whether that’s been in the past, struggling with my weight and feeling that I couldn’t eat what I wanted to eat, or that I couldn’t get my body to do what I wanted it to do.
So, that notion of hypertext seemed to me immediately obvious because footnotes were already the ideas wriggling, struggling to get free, like a cat trying to get out of your arms.
Even when I was struggling and had horrible day jobs and wanted to be successful but wasn’t finding my way in, I knew what I had to do. I knew I had to keep working at it and keep putting material out there, even if no one was paying me for it.
When I look back at my journey, it gives me a sense of confidence. I have been through an odd journey from Delhi to Mumbai, struggling, not having a job, shifting houses… Today, I am giving interviews. So it does give me gratitude and confidence. The fear is gone.
I believe that the role of limited government should be looking after the needs of veterans, the elderly, children and those institutions that improve the quality of life for struggling families – I don’t believe that government should bend to serve the needs of subsidized multi-national corporations and entitled billionaires.
If you can capture the humanity of a family struggling in an economic crisis you can make a difference. You can raise awareness just of the simple humanity.
You know, quarterbacks, I think greatness in quarterbacks is taking what you’ve got, whether it’s a great team, a good team, or a struggling team and make them better.
Mass layoffs produce big winners and losers. Most workers who remain are financially unscathed, even though their employer is struggling.
We have to bring relief as fast as possible to people who are struggling under Obamacare.
Fighting for tenants’ rights has never been about political posturing for me. It’s very personal. It’s why I fight for everyone who’s struggling to stay in San Francisco.
It’s good to raise awareness that men and boys are struggling, at least many of them are. But why say men are finished? It’s too harsh, too sweeping, and it happens to not be true.
Everything I write is meant to share what I’m struggling with. I hope that it helps other people. I benefit from that a great deal because I always hear new ideas from my readers. It’s a very symbiotic relationship.
If the cash runs out, it’s like a heart attack for you and your business. Keep that front and centre of your mind, and you will have financial security and not be struggling to pay the bills.
I went through the process of auditioning like every other struggling actress in this town.
There are so many trans kids who are struggling with who they are. I want them to know that one day, they will find the light. No matter what, we have to be who we are. Once you love and accept yourself, then others will slowly do so as well.
When I was a struggling actor, I worked for a party company. One of my friends from school was working for an advertising agency, and I turned up to one of his company’s parties dressed as an alien to collect tickets on the door.
No more pronouncements on lousy verse. No more hidden competition. No more struggling not to be a square.
If I hadn’t won at the Worlds and claimed so many ranking points, I would have been struggling for Rio. I’m in a good place now, though, and having the chance to fight for gold in Rio after everything I’ve been through would be a dream.
And whenever you’re struggling, it’s so important to have a cheerleader who’s there for you and can remind you of the great things you’ve done. Because sometimes you just can’t remember them yourself.
Very often, overweight children have parents who are struggling with weight issues.
Christians and Jews alike are the new exiles of the contemporary world, struggling with how to sing the Lord’s song in a strange land.
I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father’s fortitude.
Struggling has done a couple of things for me. It is an experience to have and it makes you appreciate the good stuff.
We still had all our problems growing up as a struggling immigrant family, but Australia was like a breath of fresh air, literally. Playing on grass, having good schools – trees. I didn’t even know trees where I’d come from. So from the day I got here, I’ve loved Australia.
I just want to be Kevin Abstract and exist and help as many people as possible who are struggling with whatever they’re struggling with.
I’ve got quite a strong drive, and that can be slightly deplorable. Struggling to become a famous comedian – there’s something weird about that.
If I can help a kid feel more comfortable in their skin because they’re struggling with maybe the things I struggled with in high school, that’s great.
I hate telling that story to people who’ve been struggling for years.
Star Theatre in Shyambazar makes up a big chapter in my life. I worked there for three years during my struggling days.
The motivations for using drugs, often it’s pretty obvious and common: you know, peer pressure. You know, kids are struggling growing up.
I would encourage anybody struggling with their sexuality to go with their heart. If it’s not an appropriate time, there will be one later. Never, ever try to rush into anything – do it in your own time.
I’m having fun opening up. Sort of struggling to get the audience into it. It’s good. It makes you fight. Not fight like antagonistic. But fight for what you believe.
While some people are certainly seeing economic benefits, many others are unemployed, underemployed, without health insurance and struggling to make ends meet.
To all those mothers and fathers who are struggling with teen-agers, I say, just be patient: even though it looks like you can’t do anything right for a number of years, parents become popular again when kids reach 20.
I was elected prime minister in 2014 under incredibly difficult circumstances: A third of the country was overrun by terrorists, the economy was struggling, people were divided by sectarianism, and relations with the wider world were strained.
When I became sober, I was 27 and struggling as an artist.
When I first came to New York, I was surprised by all these out teenagers who were openly on the street being who they were. That intrigued me because I was 27 and still struggling with being myself.
Success is a very tough mistress. For years, while you’re struggling, she wants nothing to do with you. Then one day, you find yourself in the room with her, and even though the key is on the inside, you can’t leave.
The one thing about being an athlete, say you are struggling with throwing a comeback route, well, then you go out and practice it. You throw it 100 times a day, and you get better at it, and you see those improvements pretty rapidly.
I actually feel like women in my position, when we have all at our disposal to help us, shouldn’t complain when we consider all of the people who are really struggling and don’t have the means or support. Many people are single, raising children. That’s hard.
For me, I was really lucky to go to a city like Chicago where the team was struggling at the time, and I was able to go in and play right away.
During my sophomore year at American University, I was elected president of the student body. At the same time, I was struggling with my identity and whether or not to come out as transgender.
The schools that suffer are the schools in, in poor neighborhoods. They are the neighborhoods with the greatest need, with the parents struggling to work and to make ends meet. They don’t have enough resources to give, they don’t have enough resources to pay more, and these are the neighborhoods that go first.
I actually had to start from nothing and build my own way out of it by making financial goals… It’s been an interesting journey but one I can relate to in terms of struggling.
Debs is greater than Lincoln. Debs is the spokesman of the great struggling working class of all races, nationalities, creeds, sexes.
As an insecure adult in Houston, a writer struggling to make myself heard, I was nourished by those hours with the Houston Rockets in ways that I did not recognize.
Unfortunately, a significant portion of the world is still struggling with poverty and hunger and it will be impossible to reverse this trend without a huge mobilization of financial resources.
If you’re struggling for gift ideas, my advice is to give experiences rather than things.
I think when companies are struggling, they don’t want to talk to the press. The guys who write business books aren’t interested in it because nobody wants to learn what it’s like to be a mess, you want to learn how to be successful. That’s slanted the whole thing quite a bit.
I’m a struggling guitar player.
Growing up, I got a chance to witness a lot of struggle in my neighborhood. A lot of people struggled, myself included. As I got older I noticed that there was still a lot of struggling going on.
While Matt Bevin helps insiders, wealthy CEOs and special interests, I’m running to be a governor who works for Kentucky families who are still struggling to get ahead.
I grew up in a family struggling for work.
I had gone through a really rough patch in my life, struggling with anxiety and depression for the first time ever, and it was totally new to me. I really had no idea what was going on, and it was all I could think about, so it was all I could write about.
It’s just a dream of the struggling actor to just have a proper shot – not just in a film that people will see, but with a character that’s rich and complicated and that you can show you’re capable of taking on.
A lot of people fear failures, struggling, they want overnight success and they live in their fake imaginary world.
My friends started having children after college, while I was pursuing this crazy acting career and living hand to mouth. Plus, all my boyfriends were artists struggling to make a living. Having kids didn’t make any sense – why would I take on more of a financial burden when I couldn’t even afford a dog?
There’s something about taking the path of least resistance that makes a lot of sense. But at the same time, we have to figure out which things in life are worth struggling through.
I believe the benefits of tax reform should flow to those who most need them most – hard-pressed working families struggling to reach or stay in the middle class.
As a catcher, you have to put your focus on what you’re doing defensively. You learn how to put your at-bats aside if you’re struggling.
I consider myself a product of Berry Gordy, but not a clone… He and I are always friends and colleagues, and I will always revere him as a mentor and boss. Though, of course, I’m always struggling for more equal footing.
I’m like a Depression-era person as far as acting goes. It’s sort of like, grab it while you can and make the most of what’s in front of you. The first ‘Avengers’ opened up a host of things that I’ve been struggling to get made for a long period of time.
I still remember very clearly how the director was not convinced with the makeup shot in ‘Chaalbaaz.’ Eventually when Sridevi saw me struggling, she decided to do the make up herself. What you all saw on screen was actually done by her.
I believe that we are all, openly or secretly, struggling against one or another kind of nihilism.
After struggling for so long in the industry and writing so many failed songs and hearing ‘no’ for so long – I’m so grateful every time I hear a song that I was a part of on the radio.
What’s interesting is that both men and women are struggling with this issue in remarkably similar percentages, but the big difference is that women tend to talk about this when men keep it silent.
When someone endorses a fixed mindset, it can limit them, even if they’re successful at the moment, because if they start struggling and tumbling, they can lose their confidence, but also, they may not create a growth mindset environment for others.
As a young single mum struggling to get by, I didn’t get to go to university, but that level of debt would have been unimaginable.
Conservatism is rooted in preservation; progressivism advances alteration. These are different love languages. These languages turn on your view of change itself: When you think of America, do you see a country struggling to be maintained or one striving to be made better?
If something is going on and you are struggling, embrace it. You are growing.
Enacting elements of the Affordable Care Act isn’t backtracking on core principles, but rather understanding that new ways to help make health care affordable builds stronger businesses and saves struggling hospitals. And that is a very attractive offer.
Americans struggling with addiction need treatment and reduced access to deadly drugs.
I’m obviously struggling to go out on my own terms.
Mentorship is really important. I really like to talk to people who have been in the music industry much longer than me about artists’ block, things I’m struggling with, or the music business. It’s really important for artists to have a community. Sometimes you can feel quite isolated.
People are working hard, they’re doing everything we ask of them, and they are still struggling. It’s not enough to just have a job. We need to make sure that these are good-paying jobs that pay the rent and put food on the table. Jobs that have benefits like health care and that allow people to save for retirement.
Some of the most moving experiences I’ve had are just in black churches in the South, during the Civil Rights Movement, where people were getting beaten, killed, really struggling for the most elementary rights.
I’ve had the struggling actor experience. At one point in New York, I was holding four jobs, including bottle service girl, while I was trying to break into acting.
Think about it for a brief moment. Suspend disbelief. Wind the clock forward 100 years. Do you think, as a species, we will still be struggling with the things that vex us today? Will we still be arguing about the same stuff? We will still be eating Cocoa Puffs? We are at the end of the beginning.
I had held titles in all the major U.K. organisations, but we were struggling to make ends meet. There were times you don’t have a fight lined up, and the bills are stacking up.
I define success a little differently. My dream from day one was to act and stand on my own two feet. I’m literally living my dream after struggling really hard to get here and that in itself is success to me.
Part of the power of having startup communities is it continues to challenge the status quo. So for many of these cities that were once very important and powerful that today are struggling, startup communities are a way for them to rejuvenate themselves.
If you’re a person struggling to eat and stay healthy, you might have heard about Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali, but you’ll never have heard of Bill Gates.
As for kids who are struggling personally, ignore the bullies! Who cares what they think? A lot of the time, they’re not thinking, so you shouldn’t take their words to heart. Ignore, ignore, ignore, and keep pushing forward.
If you’re struggling and you just get a sense when you’re writing that you might be running out of ideas, that’s when I think you should walk away.
If anything, we should feel sorry for the people who want us to feel bad about ourselves, because they are the ones struggling for approval. In middle school, bullies tortured other kids because they thought it would make people like them more.
Down the country, people in rural areas are struggling to get a speed of even 1 MB, not much better than the old dial-up system we used to have when the system was in relative infancy.
Every time we pick up a book from a sense of duty and we find that we’re struggling to get through it, we reinforce the notion that reading is something we should do, but telly is something that we want to do.
I started my blog back in 2009 because every Internet business and marketing seminar I watched at the time told me I had to. I had been trying to get a business started selling dating and life advice and was struggling.
I will stand up for Mississippi like no one has done before. My voice will resonate most strongly in our struggling communities.
Environmentalists aren’t nearly sensitive enough to the fact that they are messing around with struggling people and their livelihoods. They forget that the fishermen are the people with the most immediate vested interest in having a healthy sea.
But I think it’s important admitting to my teammates, Hey, I’m really struggling right now, and can you help me out?’ Or, This serve is really killing me in the seam, can you take a step and take it for me so I can go and hit and have a better shot next time?’
I am constantly struggling to show people that there is more to me than my appearance. You do have to try and overcome those hurdles. Female actresses need to be given the chance to be more than how they look.
Urbanites may picture farmers as hip heritage-pig breeders returning to the land, or a struggling rural underclass waging a doomed battle to hang on to their patrimony as agribusiness moves in. But these stereotypes are misleading.
I always laugh and say I met God on the way up, and I got to know him on the way down. And so, as I’m crashing and losing everything, a lot of people run to God when they are struggling. And I was no exception.
The fantastic thing about ‘Jasper Jones’ is that although it’s set in 1969, the themes are still so topical. We’re still struggling with racism and sexism and domestic violence and abuse.
I think, like a lot of actors and people in the arts who are struggling to get where they want to be, you spend a lot of time sitting around grumbling about how you’re not doing the kind of work you really want to do. But there’s a lot of complacency in that, too.
I remember, as a child, lying in my bed at night praying that I would wake up the next day and be a girl, to be my authentic self, and to just have my family be proud of me. I remember looking into the mirror struggling to say just two words, ‘I’m transgender.’
There are so many people out there struggling with racism, or their sexuality or where they’re brought up or how wealthy their family was ans these issues are not hidden, they were in the late 19 century and they’re still important today.
There are families of every kind. I think a lot of people are struggling to make sense of their identity in a very complicated world.
I was in a struggling team in League One and I’ve seen how tough it is when you are trying to scrape out points at the bottom of the league.
The challenge of a president himself struggling to find the conjunction between the right words and honest expression, a use of language that respects intellect, truth, and sincerity, has largely been abandoned.
I love being a struggling artist; it makes me feel very alive.
I spent my 20s earning minimum wage decorating cakes for a living. But one day, I looked in the mirror and realized I wanted more, for me and my people. I saw too many Native Americans struggling, and I realized we should have a voice in who our elected officials are.
I am still where I started. I am still struggling. In fact, the struggle has only got bigger. I always try to go beyond my means, and this where the struggle comes in.
Organize yourself so you aren’t struggling to shop at the last minute. When you have real food, it’s very easy to cook.
When you feel the burn, that’s when you know you’re doing an exercise correctly. If you’re doing 20 crunches, and you’re not struggling, make an adjustment so they’re harder to do. Don’t cheat yourself. If it isn’t burning, you’re not getting stronger.
If you stop struggling, then you stop life.
A new medium always has a period when it is struggling inside the confining box of an earlier medium. Creators have to unlearn what they knew before they can see the fresh, uncharted vistas stretching before them.
There are not many Chicagos, where people go out and support their sports teams, whether they are struggling or not.
It’s hunger. It’s homelessness, often. It’s underfunded, under-resourced schools. It’s abuse beyond the chilling. It’s having overwhelmed parents and caregivers. Those are the things that young people are struggling with beyond our view.
I lived in a studio apartment with my dad for many years when he was struggling.
I began writing poems when I was about eight, with a heavy assist from my mother. She read me Arthur Waley’s translations and Whitman and Robinson Jeffers, who have been lifelong influences on me. My father read Keats to me, and then he read more Keats while I was lying on the sofa struggling with asthma.
While so many Americans are still struggling to find good jobs, and our manufacturing sector continues to need a boost, it is only common sense to ensure that taxpayer dollars put Americans to work rather than those outside our borders.
Pete Krause has become a bit of a mentor to me. If there’s anything that I’m struggling with right away, I’ll go to him and I’ll ask him questions. We’ve formed a really great relationship.
It’s not easy, especially for a German national team player who did great things in the past and maybe is struggling. That’s why I think most of the German national team play abroad because if you don’t play for Bayern Munich and you don’t always win, it’s difficult.
There’s very little that’s comparable to seeing the spark in a student’s face when she gets something that she’s been struggling with.
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.
We need to do more to help the men and women across the country who are working hard but still struggling to make ends meet due to low wages and high healthcare costs.
I really love to help kids that are struggling and going through a tough time, and I want to be a positive light on them.
Don’t get me wrong: there are some fantastic people who work at British Cycling who kept me together, who were there when I was struggling with it all. They were walking the same tightrope in many ways, because if you do speak up, your days are numbered.
I went to theater school in Toronto for four years and grew up around actors, and things like headshots could cost you from $500 to $1,000. That can be a big deal for a struggling artist.
It’s interesting because the first batch of really struggling with control and escape and all that happened when I was nearing adolescence, and the second one came with the onset of early menopause.
We have to be bold and serve all San Franciscans who are struggling to afford housing.
I still feel like I’m trying to make it. It’s hard to shed the struggling actor thing.
Often the people with the biggest smiles can be struggling the most.
You get confidence when you get on a roll. When you are not struggling, and you get your players back, it is bound to make everyone feel better about themselves.
Western civilization, Christianity, decency are struggling for their very lives. In this worldwide civil war, race prejudice is our most dangerous enemy, for it is a disease at the very root of our democratic life.
I had a speech class in elementary school. And you know how teachers, when a kid is struggling to pronounce a word, used to lead him and say, ‘Johnny, sounds like… ? Johnny, sounds like… ?’ I said out loud, ‘Sounds like Johnny can’t read.’ Teacher told me to leave the room.
When I came off the boat I was very proud of the thick calluses which had developed on my feet. But now, I am struggling to get into my favourite high heels which is a shame, as I have so many.
When I’m struggling, I can still dream about my successes.
But, on balance, we seized the marketplace. We’ve got a great infrastructure. And yes it’s struggling in some areas because of some external factors and some internal factors.
In my work with young Jewish adults in the gay community, I hear their stories of discrimination, of struggling for acceptance, of feeling invisible not for what they have done but simply for who they are.
For me, Sundance always felt big. It’s not the only way to make your way, but for me, it was definitely that critical link between struggling artist, kind of working on my own, to actually working professionally and being connected and being seen.
I remember being in India one time where I saw people who were struggling to find food at the bottom of a trash can, and then I walked into my hotel and saw people arguing over how the quality of food at the buffet wasn’t good enough.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
I don’t want to play everyone’s best friend. I don’t want to play the role of a girl struggling in the ghetto. It’s not that that story isn’t important, but I saw patterns, and was like, ‘I don’t relate to these people.’
The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
I didn’t come from the elites. I didn’t come from the Northeast or from San Francisco. I came from a southern Ohio steel town, and it’s a town that’s really struggling in a lot of ways, ways that are indicative of the broader struggles of America’s working class.
I trained in internal medicine, and I expected most of my time would be spent on diabetes or heart disease or cancer. What I didn’t expect was that so many people I saw would be struggling with loneliness.
Transness is taking control to bring your body more in line with your soul and spirit so the two aren’t fighting against each other and struggling to survive.
Struggling writers are often advised to pick a simple genre, but it doesn’t work that way.
God has ordained that Satan have a long leash with God holding on to the leash because he knows that when we walk in and out of those temptations, struggling with both the physical effects that they bring and the moral effects that they bring, more of God’s glory will shine.
Even in motocross, you’re struggling to see people pass each other anymore. There seems to be one line in motocross.
If you look around the world and see all the different countries struggling to get away from very low inflation rates with economies not nearly as strong as ours, you want to make sure we avoid those circumstances.
Everybody is struggling for the good things of the world, and all the arguments to prove that they are not desirable are worse than wasted.
I think freedom for Palestine could be an incredible source of hope to people struggling all over the world. I think it could also be an incredible inspiration to Arab people in the Middle East, who are struggling under undemocratic regimes which the U.S. supports.
Jazz in itself is not struggling. That is, the music itself is not struggling… It’s the attitude that’s in trouble. My plays insist that we should not forget or toss away our history.
For a struggling filmmaker running low on ideas, public domain is all we have for adapting books.
While children are struggling to be unique, the world around them is trying all means to make them look like everybody else.
How can a song all about struggling with the afterglow of fame thrust someone into fame? How can a lyric like, ‘I’m just a singer who already blew his shot,’ give a singer another shot? I don’t know… but it’s funny.
I was struggling to keep my card and get in tournaments and found a way to breeze through the U.S. Open somehow with a cool head. I looked at that and thought, ‘Wow, I could actually do this.’
I have the cliche ‘struggling actor’ story. I was waiting tables in New York, went out to L.A. soon after graduation to get some jobs, but it didn’t work out. I wanted to cut my teeth in professional theater, so I came back to New York. It made my journey a longer one, but I really wanted to excel in the theater.
We all have to go through our own spiritual process. It is very difficult. Some people are struggling and they are in their teens. Some people are in their 50s and they’re struggling. Some people go through life and die not being able to accept themselves. Tragic. But it’s very individual. And it’s about self-esteem.
Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.
For all the popularity of spiritual advisers in South Korea, it still shocks to see the leaders of huge public companies relying on fortune-tellers. A shaman may advise a struggling executive to move a building’s front entrance, tapping the widespread pungsu belief that your luck depends on the direction of your house.
The Conservative party now exists largely to misinform the public, to convince voters struggling through austerity that they have the same interests as billionaires and corporations.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
It’s OK when you are struggling to reach out for help.
You want to represent it accurately, and the accurate representation of quarantine is not that it’s sad all the time or that people are struggling constantly, it’s that there are these moments of hardship and then there are intense moments of levity and kinship and people supporting each other.
As a parent, you’re struggling to find stuff that you think is suitable for the kids, but also stuff that you’d like to watch with them.
Most actors I’m in touch with are struggling financially.
‘Bazillion Dollar Club’ follows six struggling startups trying to get their products together.
For me, I was really struggling because I was Scott Hall in the gym and Scott Hall in the grocery store and in the ring. Until I got a gimmick, a look, and got to be a character, that’s when I started making strides. As Scott Hall, I didn’t have a gimmick, so I didn’t know what to do.
My only problem is the fear that opposition bowlers might go for my fingers and that’s why I was scared of the short ball. Now I am struggling with the ball pitching up and swinging away. I just keep nicking that one.
Lucio Tan Group has had an historic interest in education. From my days as a struggling working student, I knew that education is the key to escape from the clutches of poverty.
There’s a wider agenda that speaks to what the Democratic Party has historically stood for, which are economic rights for those who are struggling in the middle class, concern for the poor, for economic justice for those who are marginalized in our society.
There are so many directors, young and old, around – all doing their thing and struggling.
Obama quickly became an effective advocate for the view that government is a critical part of the solution to society’s problems. So effective that he won reelection in the midst of a struggling economy.
Matt Weiner is very perceptive; there’s something about the rhythms and the way people speak that is very authentic to the actor. But there are qualities that are dissimilar. The characters on ‘Mad Men’ are struggling with pretty profound unhappiness, but I can tell you this is a happy bunch.
Normally when we see people of my size, we see them struggling to find confidence to be hot.
Mr. Rogers would not make a good protagonist of a narrative film. He’s without conflict, he’s too far along on his journey toward enlightenment to be a good protagonist. Our protagonists have to be struggling with demons in a certain way.
I am disappointed my grandchildren are growing up in a country still struggling to change. But it doesn’t have to be this way. They don’t have to live in a country infected with systemic racism.
My wife, she knows me better than anybody else. She knows what I’m struggling with, and she knows where I’m at. And I have friends, pastors, and it’s good not to have my only friends be people who think I’m special. It’s really good to have people who think I’m just an ordinary guy.
I love the idea of a very simple 8-bit video game character struggling with the complex question: ‘isn’t there more to life than the role I’ve been assigned?’
My ambition was never to make a lot of money. It wasn’t to travel around the world. I was really just struggling to make the best pictures I could make.
I dont eat after 7 pm or before about 10.30 am. I have a massive sweet tooth that I am constantly struggling to control, but I dont like alcohol, so thats a big plus. I do drink at least 2 litres of water a day, and include chia seeds in whatever form I can.
The happiest I ever been was when I was a struggling actor. I’ve had big houses and small houses. I always had work available for most of my career. When I actually had to find jobs to make money, that’s when I was happy.
I would like to do something dark or small. I love independent films. I love emotional scenes. I love people who are struggling with something. I think it’s just the juxtaposition to my incredibly happy, positive demeanor.
The Army confronted racial integration when it was still unpopular in society. It has been struggling to more fully integrate women. Its troops, after all, reflect society.
People are struggling. They’re trying to make ends meet, and they’re looking for Washington to deliver for them. And they don’t feel that that’s been happening as quickly as it should. We share that frustration. There’s no one more frustrated than President Obama.
I like being married to someone who does what I do, and we can talk for hours about all of this stuff that I struggle with and all this stuff that he struggles with because we’re struggling with the same things. If I was married to a banker, I don’t know what we’d talk about.
It I talked about Watergate, I was described as struggling to free myself from the morass. If I did not talk about Watergate, I was accused of being out of touch with reality.
Struggling to end the war and to eliminate slavery once and for all by way of the 13th Amendment, with the amendment’s prospective passage undermining the effort to make peace with the Confederacy and vice versa, Lincoln embodied the Great Man theory that leftists disdain.
When you have pain, you have pain, and it’s always, like, 30 percent there. Of course, there were some games when I was struggling a lot, but there are different solutions to solve it – anti-inflammatory and this kind of thing – so the pain goes away a bit.
The desire to help those struggling abroad gain the freedoms enjoyed here at home has remained a uniquely unifying force in American politics.
I had a really rough time from sort of July 2015 to July 2016. I was really struggling with my game.
Growing up in a trailer, you think everything you get is good. I always thought it was a gift from God, because some people are out here struggling and on the street. We had warmth. We had clothes. We had a roof over our head.
Our workers, our American people who are already struggling, are going to continue to struggle until we can get somebody who can bring some business sense to Washington D.C., and I think that is the one thing I bring.
It’s no fun to be a struggling young actor. It’s a desperate thing, no way to be happy. If you have any alternative, you should take it.
You’re more inclined to be cynical about your own country, and you romanticize it from the outside. And why not? It’s much more interesting than thinking, ‘Oh, everyone’s struggling and normal.’
For transgender kids who are struggling, I want them to know they’re not alone. They shouldn’t be afraid to step out of their shadows.
I’ve seen my mother struggling, everything that she did to raise me and my brothers and my sisters, and I know the anger that she went through.
We need the middle class to feel more confident about its prospects and about its future. We need to cut down on this anxiety that sees some people succeeding and the majority struggling – having to make choices between paying for their kids’ education or saving for their own retirement.
When I’m not working, I’m down in North Carolina and we have a rather large yard, so I’m usually struggling with vines and pulling things down. I get plenty of exercise in the garden.
When I first read ‘At Freddie’s’, I was struggling with my own writing, particularly with how to write about a sad subject – the death of a parent – without writing an entirely sad book.
Honestly, I was not good in my debut film ‘Poster Boys.’ With my second film, ‘Laila Majnu,’ I was struggling with everything and I just felt lucky to even get the part.
I talk quite a lot in the changing room, try and joke around, keep the energy going, try to lift guys if they are struggling, even if I am struggling.
Right here in New York, people are struggling in working conditions not much safer or fairer than the sweatshops of 1911.
Veterans are some of the best workers, and with the right training and support they can help meet the growing demand for jobs in a broad range of technical fields that many employers are struggling to fill.
You can be going through hardships sometimes, and you’re struggling, and then you’re wondering if you’re ever gonna make it.
In Peru, there is no theatre that produces an annual opera season, and though there is one orchestra in Lima, it’s always struggling to survive. We shouldn’t have just one orchestra, we should have 15, we should have 50! And you should start to build this from the children.
If the building is on fire and the person decides to stay in there, I don’t run in there and get him out. If you see them breaking the glass, if you see them struggling and trying to get out – that’s my analogy of how I help out the guys in the league and the kids that really, really need help.
I never really felt pushed at school or that I was struggling; it came naturally.
There is a lot of pressure at first when you first take over a club that’s struggling but you want to go and do your best for yourself, your family and the club that employ you.
Good Charlotte, for us, comes from a place of youth for us, back when we were struggling and fighting for every inch, just trying to get by.
It’s actually reassuring to see people struggling to do our accent instead of us constantly trying to emulate British or American accents, which we are always asked to do.
The sassy black woman who can land a good joke was sort of my go-to audition. Or playing a struggling mother.
I, in particular, am in a confusing spot because I am Indian, but I am white, which people don’t get. So often I find myself struggling to explain my Indianness.
I’m drawn to stories about ordinary people who get tangled up in an extraordinary event or idea or emotion. I’m not saying I don’t love films about super-people or super-doctors, but my preference is for stories about how we get through this life, what it is to be human, because I’m always struggling with it myself.
Whether it’s someone struggling with mental illness, someone struggling with poverty or struggling with their own limitations in their social behaviors, for some reason, I’m drawn to characters like that.
During the 80s and 90s, we all became consumed with ourselves. In the 21st century, we’ve come back to simpler times. People are struggling economically and this has forced them to scale back the material aspects of their lives and realise the beauty of finding the simple joy in being with the people we love.
When I look at Lake Michigan each July, I imagine the men of the Indianapolis visible on the horizon; dark heads, struggling arms, a cry and whirl of a world being remade. I feel an overwhelming sense of sadness, accompanied by a desire to yell out that they will be rescued.
Renewable energy also creates more jobs than other sources of energy – most of these will be created in the struggling manufacturing sector, which will pioneer the new energy future by investment that allows manufacturers to retool and adopt new technologies and methods.
When I hear from people who are struggling to put food on the table, I understand because I’ve been there.
It’s hard because there’s a little bit of PTSD from when you’re a struggling actor, working at a restaurant or living in a garage. There’s a little bit of an inherent knee-jerk reaction to say, ‘Yes, yes, yes, please just give me a job.’
Just because you’re struggling with self-discipline doesn’t mean you have to raise the white flag and declare your self-improvement efforts a complete failure. Instead, work to increase the chances that you’ll stick to your healthier habits – even when you don’t feel like it.
I got the Clarence Durbin Award, the Equity Award – which is cool because it has a cash prize which is cooler than a trophy, especially when you’re a struggling actor, and you can’t pay rent.
I think we’re still struggling to find a way of depicting women that doesn’t objectify them.
I worked for a while as a teaching assistant while I was struggling. I really enjoyed it, working with kids with special needs, autism. It takes a hell of a lot of concentration, and you’ve got to focus on the child properly for seven hours a day.
There’s a show on Comedy Central that I love called ‘Nathan for You,’ which is kind of a reality show, almost a prank show, where this guy Nathan Fielder goes around helping struggling businesses. He’s so hilarious and so awkward.
I struggled many times when maybe it didn’t look like I was struggling, and I had to work hard every day.
There are times when I’ve been struggling and I get down on myself and my game. I have to remind myself that I’ve loved this game my whole life and it should be fun.
Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there’s humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd.
Don’t struggle about the struggle. In other words, life’s full of ups and downs. So if you’re struggling, don’t worry, everyone else has or will at some point.
I realized that if I were a 23-year-old girl getting married, and I wasn’t struggling with it, that would likely mean that something was either massively wrong with me or that my brain is made up of delicately wrapped almonds that serve perfectly as party favors.
Here I am, a struggling actor, and movie executives are saying to me, ‘My son’s not playing much. What can we do about that?’ How do I tell someone I’m dying to work with, ‘Your kid is kind of lazy?’
For me and other families struggling to make ends meet, paying for child care out of pocket is an impossible task.
It isn’t until you begin to fight in your own cause that you become really committed to winning and become a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom.
The younger generation is essentially idealistic. This applies to the Iranian youth as well. In addition, the youth in Iran face certain difficulties… the Iranian youth need more freedom. They are struggling for more freedom and democracy. This commands great respect.
I was a struggling actor all my life.
With my friends in Brooklyn, many of them started out as artists. I saw many of these friends move into late middle age, still struggling without health insurance or a cushion. I saw people who had given up being artists. Being an artist necessitates a compromise or living on the edge.
I always laugh about it because when I come in with hair extensions or lashes or all this makeup, she’s like, ‘Take it off, mommy, you’re beautiful just the way you are.’ It’s amazing to think that a 6-year-old can have what so many women of my generation are struggling to figure out.
When it came to my childhood – growing up in a single-parent home, often struggling financially – my mother definitely instilled in me and my siblings this strength, this will, to just continue to survive and succeed.
I’ve pretty much always lived paycheck to paycheck. I never considered it struggling, but it has always been a high-wire act.
A lot of the vibe in London is being sucked dry because of the economic situation. It’s very expensive, and it gives you nothing back. New York still feels like there’s stuff going on. People are struggling to create art. There’s still a vibe.
Struggling with my finances, nudging toward 50, I sometimes daydream about being happily married to a matching frugaholic husband in a matching Christmas-red tracksuit with matching walkie-talkies as we troll Ralphs, excitedly comparing triple coupons.
We get so little news about the developing world that we often forget that there are literally millions of people out there struggling to change things to be fairer, freer, more democratic, less corrupt.
I’m struggling with what is epic. People decided I was epic – if by epic, do you mean a big, heavy book? ‘David Copperfield’ is a big book – is it epic? Amount of time covered, length, drama, or story – that’s the real appeal – if the story is long you have a better chance of becoming more connected.
I think my worst habit is struggling with technology, even though I know how this stuff works, I need to bring conscious thought into how I use.
In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish.
We have a lack of growth in Europe, in eurozone, and in France, and we are struggling hard to recover and restore this growth.
I view edge providers as a significant bright spot in our struggling economy. They are tirelessly innovating, growing, and meeting – often exceeding – consumer expectations.
Comedy is great in that it’s accessible to someone like me, from a low socioeconomic background, struggling in life. The gatekeepers are a lot stronger in other art forms.
People think when you’re struggling and not winning matches it’s because you’re not working hard. That’s the biggest misnomer in tennis.
In online learning environments, it is often hard to tell whether a student is struggling. By the time test scores are lagging, it’s often too late – the student has already quit.
Every kid goes through puberty, wondering what to do about girls and struggling with homework, and every adult has been through that.
As life expectancy extends beyond 80 years in some parts of the world, more people are struggling with brain diseases. For older people, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other conditions become a major impediment to quality of life.
Everybody is constantly struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle and the ideal body, regardless of whether they’re overweight.
I want to continue to stay plugged into New Orleans and help people who are still struggling with the recovery here, and then, if I can help around the country and around the world, absolutely, I’ll be open to that.
When it comes to physical strength, someone may have a stronger upper body than lower body, or a stronger right arm compared to the left arm. Similarly, we’re likely to excel in some areas of mental strength while struggling with others.
It breaks my heart to hear of our theatres struggling to survive. As well as playing a vital role in community life, they’re guardians of our heritage and should be cherished.
This is my third ABC show over the last four years, so we were afraid that nobody would find it. ABC was really struggling and so we just weren’t very confident that it would find an audience.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
With his deeds, not only words, President Obama has revitalized our struggling space program.