Quotation Explorer - 'Tried'

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up. - Wilson Mizner
So, as a seventh grader,no, you weren't friends with people you didnt like. But sometimesyou also werent friends with people you did like, which was complicated, and which didnt make any sence if you tried to explain it. Sometimes things just changed. Thats where the sadness came in. - Lauren Myracle
I tried on different versions of myself. I was so many different girls... - Jennifer Elisabeth
Tried a bit just to fit in,To find the hard wayThat all I was a fill in - Nirab karki
[Taliban spokesman on Malala Yousafzai]Malala Yousafzai targeted and criticized Islam. She was against Islam and we tried to kill her, and if we get a chance again we will definitely try to kill her, and we will feel proud killing her. - Shahidullah Shahid
I've never tried to be famous or become a bestseller, just rich and remembered. The rest is a bonus. - Daniel Marques
Contrary to what phenomenology—which is always phenomenology of perception—has tried to make us believe, contrary to what our desire cannot fail to be tempted into believing, the thing itself always escapes. - Jacques Derrida
All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed.For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog. - Charles M. Schulz
I've triedto become someone else for a while,only to discover that he, too, was me. - Stephen Dunn
They told me it was impossible so I tried and failed. Then I tried again and again until I made it possible. - Debasish Mridha
At the crossroad in my life, I didn't know which way to go. I just mindlessly choose a random direction... then, after regretting my decision I tried to retrace my steps. However, without even realizing it the sun had already set. - Nobuyuki Fukumoto
If only people tried to connect with the heart the way they do with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. - D'Andre Lampkin
Happiness just wasn't part of the job description back then. You tried to find a helpmate to keep the cold wind and dogs at bay. Happiness just wasn't part of the equation. Survival was. - Robin Green
Tried living in the real world instead of a shell, but I was bored before I even began. - Morrissey
The Protestant teachings caused people to view their work as a way of proving their love to God so they tried to do their best and give the best quality to God by giving the best quality to man. - Sunday Adelaja
I tried to manipulate and control people and I harbored resentment. I wanted to be forgiven but I wouldn't forgive others. - Lauryn Hill
Five acts - humility, gratitude, vegetarianism, yearning, and crying - get you "It". Have you tried it? - Fakeer Ishavardas
There was a disturbance in my heart, a voice that spoke there and said, I want, I want, I want! It happened every afternoon, and when I tried to suppress it it got even stronger. - Saul Bellow
I tried and failed. I tried again and again and succeeded.[Epitaph from 's gravestone.] - Gail Borden
Bad habits have brought me this far: why change such a tried-and-true formula? - Christopher Hitchens
Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. - Samuel Beckett
I tried to contain myself... but I escaped! - Gary Paulsen
I am sorry for when I do it hopefully one day you'll realise why. Please do not be angry; just understand that today I tried. - Isabel Aanya Leigh
I had tried to express myself, but couldn't do that because I was afraid that it will hurt someone. I never knew that not expressing myself hurt myself. - Nutan Bajracharya
All last year we tried to teach him English, and the only word he learned was million.
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. - Steven Wright
This is the basis, and I am not being tried for whether I am a Communist, I am being tried for fighting for the right of my people, who are still second-class citizens in this United States of America - Paul Robeson
i DO NOT WHY BUT i KEEP THINKING OF YOU, WHAT DID YOU EVER DO TO ME?I have tried na nikashindwa kukudelete from my system, IMEKATAA.i KNOW YOU HAVE TRIED TOO, IT LEAVES ME WONDERING WHAT IS THESE.It can only be explained by the gods. - Hanimoz Obey
Fear swept in to fill the silence. Fear of disappearing, of the dark, of the unknown. Fear or being somewhere without this love to define him. 'Don't stop talking,' he tried to say. - Tommy Wallach
You are free to go, Father," she whispered. "We are all of us free." Olivia finally understood what Mr Tugwell had tried to tell her. This was how it was for every fallen crteature. Christ bore the penalty we each deserve, to purchase our freedom. - Julie Klassen
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. - Sir Winston Churchill
And now, like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career, and just fade away...an old soldier who tried to do his duty, as God gave him the light to see that duty. Good-bye. - General Douglas MacArthur
I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up. - Beverly Sills
Long ago, before I had ever seen a diamond, I read about them and I tried to imagine what they would be like ... When I saw a real diamond in a lady's ring one day I was so disappointed I cried. Of course, it was very lovely but it wasn't my idea of a diamond. - L.M. Montgomery
When you’ve tried everything and failed, try everything else and succeed - Benny Bellamacina
Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby. - Unknown
The impossible is often the untried.
You will NEVER Accomplish until you tried AGAIN. - Raajesh Pillai
I will not let triggers, flashbacks,nightmares control my emotions.I will not let those triedto destroy me win this war.I have awakened and I willfind peace with myself. - Julie Jewels Smoot
I tried to gather all the pieces… I picked each one and fixed them so perfectly. No one could say that I was broken once but they saw my hands, lacerated by the splinters of my heart… - Jasmine Kiyani
If any of the socialist chiefs had tried to earn his living by selling hot dogs, he would have learned something about the sovereignty of the consumers. - Ludwig von Mises
The Days tried to put inside me " weakness ..." .. But my soul will always beat " strength". - Jad Alhadad
Clara looked at Maria and tried to understand what she must do so that Maria would be able to see her. But the little French girl cast all around her the bronze of infinite solitude. - Muriel Barbery
Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives. - Victor Hugo
I tried to commit suicide by sticking my head in the oven, but there was a cake in it.
I have tried so hard to do the right. - Grover Cleveland
I tried to think outside the box but couldn't open the lid. - Alan Dapre
Perserverance: Outlasting the most rash, pessimistic, cowardly naysayers; those first in line to deny us the dreams never tried. Ourselves. - R.S. Guthrie
If you have not failed, you have not really tried. - Colleen S. Myers
I tried always to do better: saw always a little further. I tried to stretch myself. - Audrey Hepburn
You don’t know all that you can be unless you’ve tried all there is to try. None of us get to do that in this life, so hence the saying, there’s always room for improvement. - Toni Sorenson
...it was so rich and exotic I was seduced into taking one bite and then another as I tried to chase the flavors back to their source. - Ruth Reichl
I was never hurt by loss as much as I was hurt by the people who tried to make me feel like a winner,they made it worse - Mhd.Ferzat Alchayah
You tried to change didn’t you? Closed your mouth more, tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake... You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. - Warsan Shire
They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along & spoil it. - Thelonious Monk
Her hands moved up his arms and tried to ignore the tingling zapping her skin like the metal edges of the Operation game. - Shannyn Leah, Lakeshore Candy
I have tried everything except being myself! - Ramana Pemmaraju
My scars tell a story. They are a reminder of times when life tried to break me, but failed. They are markings of where the structure of my character was welded. - Steve Maraboli
If you haven't failed you haven't tried anything new... - Reshma Saujani
You have something on your neck. What Looks like a bite mark, what were you doing out all night, anyway? Nothing. I went walking in the park. Tried to clear my head. And ran into a vampire What? No! I fell. On your neck? - Cassandra Clare
No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. - C. S. Lewis
We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence the fact that many inventions had their birth as toys. - Eric Hoffer
As the four girls were taking her father's life, she had tried to rush onto the stage. But two old university janitors held her down and whispered into her ear that she would lose her own life if she went. - Liu Cixin
Society has traditionally always tried to find scapegoats for its problems. Well, here I am. - Marilyn Manson
Life turns out to be best for those who tried their best. - Debasish Mridha
Vladimir, be reasonable, you haven't yet tried everything. And I resumed the struggle. - Samuel Beckett
I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness. - James Thurber
The only thing America respects is power and power concedes nothing. After the LA Riots, they tried to calm us down and nothing changed since. - Tupac Shakur
When I first tried a sensory deprivation tank, people thought I had lost my mind. In fact, I had found it. - Ryan Lilly
I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. - Amelia Earhart
I have tried to express the idea that the café is a place where one can ruin oneself, go mad, or commit a crime. - Vincent Van Gogh
All her young life she has tried to please her father, never quite realizing that, as a girl, she never could. - Alice Walker
Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. - Bill Watterson
And how unfair it would be to torture your heart in never feeling again, because of a feeling you haven't even tried to understand yet. - Nikki Rowe
I tried to make my life colorful with basic colors Red, Green and Blue....... ohh god... my perfection in blending made it white !!! now again confused…. should go with :( or :) - Saket Assertive
If at first you don't succeed, remove all evidence you ever tried. - David Brent
To recognize that the greatest error is not to have tried and failed, but that in trying, we did not give it our best effort - Gene Kranz
GNOSTICS, n. A sect of philosophers who tried to engineer a fusion between the early Christians and the Platonists. The former would not go into the caucus and the combination failed, greatly to the chagrin of the fusion managers. - Ambrose Bierce
What is conservativism? Is it not the aherence to the old and tried against the new and untried? - Abraham Lincoln
At home, Tommy tried to avoid looking too long at himself in the mirror, for his reflection stirred in him a feeling of great loneliness and a fear that this loneliness might be permanent. - Aryn Kyle
I am asked and I’m speaking to young Canada now are there rewards in public life? There are not monetary but there is a tremendous satisfaction in being able to say I tried, I stood. - John G. Diefenbaker
Let your experience be not one of failure but one that has taught you new things which you would not have known had you not tried - Epiphana Lewis
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life. - Bible
Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried. - William Shakespeare
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. - Abraham Lincoln
You can't eat [literature], that's the problem," he said. "I've tried, it's very dry, and not at all nutritious. - Kenneth Oppel
I've tried that love thing for the last time. My heart says no, no! Nobody's supposed to be here, but you came along and changed my mind - Deborah Cox
We always admire the other person more after we've tried to do his job. - William Feather
Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it. - George Bernard Shaw
Once I tried to kill myself with a bungee cord. I kept almost dying. - Steven Wright
It's alright to die cause death is the only thing you haven't tried - Ed Sheeran
Yesterday I was clever and tried to change the world. Today I am wise and try to change myself. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. - Bertrand Russell
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. - Albert Einstein
As a general man I tried watching movies, playing sports, going to picnics and other entertainments but I still got bored, then I tried heroism and now I am hero, and I never get bored. - Amit Kalantri
I'd tried to straighten him out, but there's only so much you can do for a person who thinks Auschwitz is a brand of beer. - David Sedaris
You do not know what is better before you have tried what is worse. - Thomas Rathsach Strange
All my life, in nameless, indeterminate ways, I'd tried to complete my life with someone else--first my father, then Hugh, even Whit, and I didn't want that anymore. I wanted to belong to myself. - Sue Monk Kidd
I tried to tell myself that you’re gone but it just wont sink in. No matter what I do, i’m still missing and thinking about you. - unknowen
When I leave this earthly home and go up to God to dwell, someone will look on the heaped up grave and whisper, "She tried to do well. - Reverend Ada Slaton Bonds, Cumberland Presbyterian
For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed. - Ernest Hemingway
File Under General Wisdom: You want to know the difference between a master and a beginner?The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried. - Anonymous Facebook
Parents often ask - how do I get my child interested in books and reading? One tried and true way that my late husband and I used was paying them to read. For each book that my sons read, we paid them $1. They soon developed a love for reading and forgot all about the money. Amazing but true! - Soraya Diase Coffelt
And you know what the worst thing was?The worst thing was that nobody ever believed how hard we tried. - Jack McCarthy
Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried. - Mae West
Last time I tried to make love to my wife nothing happened, so I said to her, 'What's the matter, you can't think of anybody either?' - Rodney Dangerfield
And who should have the money, indeed, if not your wives? They have everything to do with the money. What idea have you, but to waste it!""Women waste nothing--they couldn't if they tried," said Aaron Sisson. - D.H. Lawrence
I tried to hang myself with a bungee cord. I kept almost dying. - Steven Wright
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life. - Bible
From ... the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. ... I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write books. - George Orwell
And when I saw you kissing that girlMy heart, it shattered and my eyes, they wateredAnd when I tried to speak, I stuttered - Kate Nash
Victory & failure are second things but at least you tried that's more important..!! - Ridhdhesh Jivawala
I let myself flop - so gently, so slowly - into my one real chair and tried to make myself understand that I was on the doorstep of the universe. - Frederik Pohl
She glanced at Jem expecting to see him blinking in surprise or hurt, but he was only smiling a little as if Will were a kitten that had tried to bite him. - Cassandra Clare
And what went wrong when other alchemists tried to make gold and were unable to do so?""They were looking only for gold his companion answered. They were seeking the treasure of their personal legend, without wanting actually to live out the personal legend. - Paulo Coelho
They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds. - Dinos Christianopoulos
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.
I tried to fight the panic and force it back down to where it had come from. - Sue Whitaker
After that, he tried to go upstairs through the broom cupboard, and then the yard. This seemed to puzzle him a little. But finally he discovered the stairs, all except the bottom on, and fell up them on his face. The whole castle shook. - Diana Wynne Jones
Polly tried to conquer the bad feeling; but it worried her, till she remembered something her mother once said to her: "When you feel out of sorts, try to make someone else happy, and you will soon be so yourself. - Louisa May Alcott
I went down to the river,I set down on the bank.I tried to think but couldn't,So I jumped in and sank. - Langston Hughes
What smells good may not always taste good, I leaned this the day I tried to eat a scented candle. - Kenny D. Eichenberg
The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. - Stephen McCranie
I have tried to remove weight, sometimes from people, sometimes from heavenly bodies, sometimes from cities; above all I have tried to remove weight from the structure of stories and from language. - Italo Calvino
Gerti didn’t ask for help. Miri swallowed and tried to calm her quavering voice. It was my fault. So it was. Now you all have learned that those who speak out of turn choose punishment for themselves and anyone they speak to. So if I speak to you, Tutor Olana, will you get the lashes? - Shannon Hale
Books appear to be frail and disposable, but they are sacred. You can burn the paper, but the stories live on. In the same way, a poor man or woman is not a burden on society, they are those who survive despite the odds—and when they don’t, they still represent those who tried. - Mohammad Zayer
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. - Alexander Pope
I wanted to believe and I tried my damndest to believe in the rainbow that I tried to get over and couldn't. So what? Lots of people can't... - Judy Garland
Because of this.Because your funny.Because you know Lolita.And Nabukov and James Mason too.Because you're cute and funny and i'm kind of sad and you haven't tried hitting on me once.Because you weren't even trying... - Matt Fraction
I tried to resist his overtures, but he plied me with symphonies, quartettes, chamber music, and cantatas.
There's an empty spot I've always had inside me. I tried to fill it with family, religion, community service, but those were dead ends! I think this chair is the answer. - Matt Groening
Today I tried to pick up something I was standing on. It didn't work out well. - Peter James West
They tried to bury me, but didn't know that I'm a seed. - Mexican proverb
Someone once asked me what I thought horror fiction did. What its purpose was . . . I replied that when I wrote horror fiction, I tried to take the improbable, the unimaginable, and the impossible, and make it seem not only possible--but inevitable. - Michael McDowell
Racism does not have a good track record. It's been tried out for a long time and you'd think by now we'd want to put an end to it instead of putting it under new management. - Thomas Sowell
I need to move. I don’t fit in here. I almost tried a juice cleanse once, but quickly remembered that I could starve, and was starving, myself for free. - Kris Kidd
I tried sex once with a woman and it was Gala. It was overated. I tried sex once with a man and that man was the famous juggler Frederico Garcia Lorca. It was very painful. - Salvador Dalí
Being a woman, I tried, I cared, I loved and blamed in return. - Priyanka Bhowmick
I tried to abandon my tenacity, but I just couldn't let it go. - Tim Fargo
More people would be depressed, if parents tried to please their children as frequently and as badly as children try to please their parents. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When I tried to understand consciousness, I found out how simple it was, but we try to make it so complicated. - Debasish Mridha
In my more rebellious days I tried to doubt the existence of the sacred, but the universe kept dancing and life kept writing poetry across my life. (Beyond Religion, p. 81) - David N. Elkins
Ludwig von Beethoven had never mastered the elements of arithmetic beyond addition and subtraction. A thirteen-year-old boy whom he had befriended tried unsuccessfully to teach him simple multiplication and division.
they say it's like true love, good help. you only get one in a lifetime.....there is so much you don't know about a person. i wonder if i could've made her days a little bit easier, if I'd tried. if i'd treated her a little nicer..... - Kathryn Stockett
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. - George E. Woodberry
I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now. - Sophia Loren
A tried and true way to get your children interested in books and reading is to read to them when they are young. - Soraya Diase Coffelt
When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, I didn't like it, I didn't inhale it, and never tried it again. - Bill Clinton
My mind is the only sanctuary that has not been stolen from me. Men have tried to breach it before, but I've learned to defend it vigorously, for I am only safe with my innermost thoughts. - Christopher Paolini
I thought you wanted to catch a camel," you tried again."No.""I want to.""Well, you go then."You laughed. "I want your beautiful face where I can see it - Lucy Christopher
Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult, and not tried. - G. K. Chesterton
I tried to push my body through his and completely disappear. - Jennifer Elisabeth
The couch and I were what I would describe as frenemies. I loved to hate it. It was too small for my frame. I had tried to tell my wife that fact when we bought it off of Craigslist, but she assured me that it went perfectly with our room decor and it was a good deal. - Anna M. Aquino
...I did what most kids do when their world feels destroyed. I tried to care less about what remained...It was untrue, of course. - Adam Haslett
I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without expectations of rewards or punishments after I am dead. - Kurt Vonnegut
Judith (sadly): A change has come over my children of late. I have tried to shut my eyes to it, but in vain. At my time of life one must face bitter facts! - Noel Coward Sir
He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it. - W. Somerset Maugham
You walked into my heart, Without my permission And the more I've tried to hold on to the control, They deeper you have sunk. Your a love I can't grasp hold of, maybe that's why it scares that absolute shit out of me. - Nikki Rowe
There was no guarantee of victory if I remained the same or just tried to be myself, but there was certain defeat in pretending to be something I was not. - J.W. Lord
I used to want the words "She tried" on my tombstone. Now I want "She did it." - Katherine Dunham
Tried a lot,but can't find a companion like you my dear solitude. Let us shake our hands again. - sandeep bhat
We didn't start the fireIt was always burningSince the world's been turningWe didn't start the fireNo we didn't light itBut we tried to fight it - Billy Joel
I'm tired again, I've tried again, and now my heart is full.And I just can't explain...so I won't even try to. - Morrissey
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. - Ernest Hemingway
Yeah, I know what your English Professor tried to tell you. But if your English Professor could make a living writing fiction, they would have been doing it. - Dean Wesley Smith
Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual's cash flow and wealth. - Robert T. Kiyosaki
I tried talking to Jesus, but he just put me on hold... - Colin Hay
Humans beings always do the most intelligent thing…after they’ve tried every stupid alternative and none of them have worked - R. Buckminster Fuller
Of course I’ve gone mad with power! Have you ever tried going mad without power? It’s boring and no one listens to you!— Russ Cargill - Matt Groening
Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith.
I've learned to let my characters speak and act the way they want to! I've tried to interfere but they just get angry at me and throw big rocks. - Shandy L. Kurth
I tried, I really tried, to stick with it. I planned to grow old with this man and possibly die in his arms. - Brenda Perlin
Don’t worry if you don’t accomplish everything in this life. Fortunately, death overcomes every thing—even the very thing that tried to kill us. - Kamand Kojouri
Even if others tried to prove me wrong, I know myself that what I said was right. - Jyca Therese Lauron Livelo
Those who tried to fill the void with passion, were engulfed by it’s flames. - Meeta Ahluwalia
I have not tried to write the history of that language, but rather the archaeology of that silence. - Michel Foucault
Failure taught him that he could have made the right choice. I could have tried. - H. L. Balcomb
Orcs do not have enemies. Monde tried to search for the proper term, We have…adversaries.Isn’t that the same thing?Depends on who’s winning the war. - Sabrina Zbasnik
To all what we have not tried, we would never wish to try if we knew that we would fail. - Auliq Ice
My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked. - Winston S. Churchill
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. - George Washington
A star would lose its value if it tried to be something else; just be yourself. - Matshona Dhliwayo
So many men in my life have tried to fix me; they viewed me as a fiery being who is in need of taming - Mohadesa Najumi
Unable and crippled I amAs I gaze into the vastnessThe vastness that harbors your praiseAnd glories of the best of creation...If I tried to spell..A drop of ink from your loveMa quill would burn in shamefor your love match no words...ya rasoolullah! - Anila Aboo
The most tried and true way to put God first is to read His Word, the Bible, and obey it. There are no shortcuts to spiritual growth. - Jim George
I tried to curl around him, holding him with my arching body. His mouth was slow and searching, the kisses hard at first, then loosening as if unraveling from their own heat. The pleasure thickened, hard flushes rising through me, bringing the desire to full-slip ripeness. - Lisa Kleypas
You can't help it but you were born without a heart. At least you tried to believe what the people with hearts believed so you were a good man just the same. - Kurt Vonnegut
When your ex says "I miss you", that means the person they tried to replace you with has failed. - Manasa Rao Saarloos
I set down in a chair by the window and tried to think of something cheerful, but it warn't no use. I felt so lonesome I most wished I was dead. - Mark Twain
He wanted to take his love back from her so badly. The old techniques didn’t work anymore. In fact, they’d never worked. How do you stop loving someone? It was one of the world’s more brutal mysteries. The more you tried, the less it worked. - Ann Brashares
it takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeded. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Having sex with her had been a catalyst, new flesh for the virus to feed on. No matter how hard he tried to block her out, she was always there at the back of his mind. Calling him. Begging him to go to her. - Jacqueline Francis - The Journal
The power of love, as the basis of a State, has never been tried. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When he was young, he told her, each phase of his life, each self he tried on, had seemed reassuringly temporary. Its imperfections didn't matter, because he could easily replace one moment by the next, one Saladin by another. - Salman Rushdie
Masters of flight don't learn to fly because of all that helped them, they learnt to fly, despite all that tried to stop them. - Nikki Rowe
At night, when the objective world has slunk back into its cavern and left dreamers to their own, there come inspirations and capabilities impossible at any less magical and quiet hour. No one knows whether or not he is a writer unless he has tried writing at night. - H.P. Lovecraft
I am not concerned about results. The only thing I am concerned about is the process. How you tried to achieve something matters more than what you achieved. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. - Sir Winston Churchill
When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it and didn't inhale and never tried it again.
There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads--they couldn't be fair if they tried. - Harper Lee
If an angelic being fell from the sky and tried to live in this world of ours I think even they would commit many wrongs. - Sui Ishida
I should have liked to be asked to say what I knew. They always tried to ask what I did not know. When I would have willingly displayed my knowledge, they sought to expose my ignorance. This sort of treatment had only one result: I did not do well in examinations - Winston S. Churchill
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. - John D. Rockefeller
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. - George Washington
You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. - Theodore Roosevelt
There was a young woman named Jenny, Whose limericks weren't worth a penny. Her rhythm and rhyme Were perfectly fine But whenever she tried to write any, She always had one line too many. - Anonymous
I tried to blow a yellow jacket out and now it's wearing a bow tie in its mouth. - Ana Claudia Antunes
..And i can't get you out of my mind,God knows how hard I've tried - Toni Braxton
Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil... prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon... - Terry Pratchett
For each person I lost I found a new layer of grief to cover myself with, and each time I tried to bring something of their essence into my own being - be it unconditional love, kindness and piety. - A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
I tried to gather all the pieces… I picked each one and fixed them so perfectly. No one could say that I was broken once, unless they see my hands, lacerated by the splinters of my heart. - Jasmine Kiyani
I tried to believe that there is a God, who created each of us in His own image and likeness, loves us very much, and keeps a close eye on things. I really tried to believe that, but I gotta tell you, the longer you live, the more you look around, the more you realize, something is fucked up. - George Carlin
Sin said, "Lust was never satisfied. She was the largest of the three, and had the loudest, most unforgiving cry. When I tried to give her breast milk, Lust wanted more food in addition, so I began to supplement my breast milk. - Stephen and Tiffany Domena
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. - Mae West
She was worried these thoughts would crush her if she let them come, but they didn't. You didn't know how heavy they were until you tried to lift them. You didn't know how strong you were. - Ann Brashares
...I did what most kids do when their world feels destroyed. I tried to care less about what remained...This was untrue, of course. - Adam Haslett
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. - George Washington
The brightest crowns that are worn in heaven have been tried, and smelted, and polished, and glorified through the furnace of tribulation. - Edward Chapin
A mans life is interesting primarily when he has failed. I well know. For its a sign that he tried to surpass himself. - Georges Clémenceau
I have tried to be very rational, although I know love and hate are not rational and explained feelings. - F. Sionil Jose'
Anyone can fail at something they really don’t want. What really takes courage is going after something you want and then failing. There is more fulfillment in life knowing that you tried, rather than settled without a fight. - Shannon L. Alder
Hello, IT... Have you tried turning it off and on again?... OK, well, the button on the side. Is it glowing?... Yeah, you need to turn it on.... Err, the button turns it on.... Yeah, you do know how a button works, don't you?... No, not on clothes... I'm sorry, are you from the past? - Graham Linehan
I tried to fill his voidness and he left me void. - Kritika Tripathi
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