Quotation Explorer - 'Trying'

Fail hard, fail fast and fail often is the only way to get involved with real innovation in this fast changing world. Instead, most companies are trying to prevent failure at all cost, which makes them very unadaptive and the failures very expensive. - Danny Mekić
Trying to teach creativity is the major hoax of our time along with the Iraq war and plastic surgery" ~ Snarky comment of Clive from "The River Swimmer" (pg 47) - Jim Harrison
I ask myself every day am I an Adult?What is an Adult? To me an Adult is someone who can see the world for what it really is.And instead of giving up and trying to escape reality at every moment they can, they choose to continue on and use what is around them to help them succeed. - Michael Mano
Love is the only war worth dying for. But every time I say 'please, come back', I feel like I'm trying to find a dirty needle into a haystack. - Andrea Gibson
Horses don't speak, but they communicate through body language. If you look very closely, you'll find out your horse has been trying to talk to you every day. - Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum
You grow (and thrive!) by doing what excitesyou and what scares you everyday, not bytrying to find your passion. - Derek Sivers
It’s like I’m trying to keep the bad away with one hand while holding on to the good with the other, and it just doesn’t work. It’s stupid. I need both hands. So I guess I just have to spread out my arms and accept the bad with the good. - Andrea Lochen
It is the excitement of becoming - always becoming, trying, probing, falling, resting, and trying again- but always trying and always gaining... - Lyndon B. Johnson
Good coaches teach respect for the opposition, love of competition, the value of trying your best, and how to win and lose graciously. - Brooks Clark
They burnt down the whole palace and they laughed menacingly. The shadows of the dreams and memories they burnt alive walked all over the ruins, trying to hold on to the charred pieces of their body. - Akshay Vasu
Imagine you saw a colour in your dream, which you have never seen before. It doesn't consist of any colours or shades that you know. Trying to describe that colour would be as difficult as trying to belive that there is enough love & compassion in the world so every human can feel happiness. - Egor Kraft
Programming today is a race between software engineers stirring to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning. - Unknown
In every fat book there is a thin book trying to get out. - Unknown
I can feel it, logic is trying to distract me but my heart it's screaming it's him. - Nikki Rowe
Trying hard and working hard is its own reward. It feeds the soul. It affirms your will and your power. And it radiates from you, lighting the way for all those who see you. - Charles M. Blow
Crystal then read the red sticker out loud, "Dangerous, do not open." We both stared at each other for a moment. I was trying to figure out why a dumb book about power was dangerous - Dominic Tomasi
We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress. - Richard Feynman
Remember, everyone you meet is really trying to do the best they can. No one woke up today and intentionally decided to be mean, difficult, or unreasonable - including you. - John Bruna
We’re afraid the others will think we’re agringadas because we don’t speak Chicano Spanish. We oppress each other trying to out-Chicano each other, vying to be real Chicanas, to speak like Chicanos. There is no one Chicano language just as there is no one Chicano experience. - Gloria E. Anzaldúa
We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules. - Alan Bennett
Dreams are postcards from our subconscious, inner self to outer self, right brain trying to cross that moat to the left. Too often they come back unread: "return to sender, addressee unknown." That's a shame because it's a whole other world out there--or in here depending on your point of view. - Dennis Koenig and Jordan Budde
I'm trying to go viral, but so far I'm just a sniffle - J.L. Madore
Feel pity for the person who judged you rudely. For they are selfish in their judgment, trying to make their life feel just a little bit better. It was never about you it was all about them. - Ron Baratono
Why are you leaving me?He wrote, I do not know how to live.I do not know either but I am trying.I do not know how to try.There were some things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So i buried them and let them hurt me - Jonathan Safran Foer
Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them. - Bill Ayers
Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you go, and fix it along the way… - Paul Arden
The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy. - Malcolm Forbes
Hell, there are no rules here--we're trying to accomplish something. - Thomas A. Edison
Loving someone who does not love you back is like, reaching for a star. You know you will never reach it but you just have to keep on trying. Because someday, who knows? It might fall. - Nishant Kumar
Courtship is an activity whereby one losses oneself whilst trying to win someone’s love. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
What looks as a dead and dark end can become a glowing and shimmering start only if one has the patience to keep trying with positivity in the mind... - Neelam Saxena Chandra
I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on. - Beryl Pfizer
Always keep dreaming. Follow those visions, listen to those whispers and pursue those dreams that keep trying to nudge you in the right direction. It is not impossible to achieve them. - Sandy Hubacka Treft
There will always be people for and against you, and its pointless wasting time trying to win over some of the people who are against you. Spend time with people who are for you. Those realtionships are worth it. - Cathy Hopkins
Depressed beyond what I'd previously thought possible, I stripped, showered, and slipped on a fresh pair of jeans and a tee shirt and headed for my mom's, trying to figure out why a bank would charge twenty dollars for insufficient funds when they know you don't have it. - Kit Frazier
Suddenly she bent down and kissed his fingers and went quickly away. But he sat for a long time in the gathering clouds trembling with happiness and trying to penetrate into the meaning of these things. - Thorton Wilder
One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve. - Paul Nitze
When you are trying to do something very innovative and revolutionary, you must also open yourself to a lot of questions. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
When I try to write in English, I feel like a bird without wings still trying to fly. - Debasish Mridha
If you say yes when you mean no, you are not being authentic, or true to yourself, to who you really are. You are not living your life, you are trying to fit in with someone else's. - Rishika Sharma
Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time. - George Carlin
Searching for nothingWondering if I’ll changeI’m trying everythingBut everything still stays the sameI thought if I showed you I could flyWouldn’t need anyone by my sideI'm running backwardsWith broken wings I know I’ll die - Sully Erna
Maybe it’s not good trying to answer the question ‘What is my purpose in life?’ Maybe the better question is: ‘How can I make someone’s life better TODAY? - Steven Aitchison
What’s writing really about? It’s about trying to take fuller possession of the reality of your life. - Ted Hughes
The thing they're trying to stop is 30-million people getting health insurance. That's the substance. - Chris Hayes
It’s good to be here. I’m just trying to go through life without looking stupid. It’s not working out too well. - Brian Regan
A strong woman will automatically stoptrying if she feels unwanted. She won't fix it or beg, she'll just walk away. - chocolate socrates
I rather take the risk of trying to find real love than loving someone I know that is guaranteed - Kristal Eley
Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window. - Peter F. Drucker
It's not about trying to change the world, it's about trying not to be changed by it. - Lights Poxlietner
I'm still trying to defog the bathroom mirror to see the dream for what it clearly is. - From A Wildflower
Never settle on a life you don't want when God is trying to give you a better life. - Shannon L. Alder
Just be yourself. It is the only freedom you will ever have. Besides, trying to be someone that you're not requires too much work-Mentally and physically. - Andrea L'Artiste
Looking back and wondering if it could have worked eventually hurts more than trying and failing. - Dominic Riccitello
Someone was waving a large pink-and-white sign that read, "Don't Worry, Be Happy." I was trying, and so were at least thirty thousand other bodies, with varying degrees of post-Aquarian patience, to see the Who for the first time in a year. - Ellen Willis
why are trying so hard to fit in, when you're born to stand out - Oliver James
We sometimes try to impress people we just met by not trying to impress them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
This is the team. We're trying to go to the moon. If you can't put someone up, please don't put them down. - NASA
You must train harder than the enemy who is trying to kill you. You will get all the rest you need in the grave. - Leon Degrelle
I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. - Winston S. Churchill
His reading suggested a man swimming in the sea among the wreckage of his ship, and trying to save his life by greedily clutching first at one spar and then at another. - Anton Chekhov
What we think is more important in life, is just an excuse for not trying hard enough for what is right in front of us... - Donna M. Zadunajsky
God is trying to tell us that there is a shift taking place in the body of Christ especially in the way we do church - Sunday Adelaja
It is better to be alone then to be in a relationship, while you are trying to figure out what love means to you. - Shannon L. Alder
Trying to change the outside by making changes to the outside, is like trying to make your lips red in your reflection by putting lipstick on the mirror! - Odille Rault
Reaching beyond ourselves, exceeding our mind is not a simple thing. It is, in fact, impossible–one half of the Ego is trying to exceed the other. - Frank Wanderer
The artist is the only one qualified to criticize his art, because only the artist knows what he was trying to express and how satisfied he is with the attempt. - Ron Brackin
"Alf Todd," said Ukridge, soaring to an impressive burst of imagery, "has about as much chance as a one- armed blind man in a dark room trying to shove a pound of melted butter into a wild cat's left ear with a red-hot needle." - P. G. Wodehouse
I'm trying to find someone who doesn't want to be found.""That can be as hard as looking for a shadow. - Alice Hoffman
Being an actor is easy, just picture someone in a room and you outside waiting for your cue to go in. Elliot Gould's been trying that for forty years. - George Burns
Life is more fragile and precious than I can comprehend, but believe me, I'm trying. - John O'Callaghan
To spend your time trying to make your body flawless is to waste your time. Even if it appears to match some externalized ideals of perfection for a moment, your physical self will wrinkle and age. Work on your mind. Work on your legacy. - Vironika Tugaleva
1. Do consumers recognize that they have the problem you are trying to solve?2. If there was a solution, would they buy it?3. Would they buy it from us?4. Can we build a solution for that problem? - Ries Eric
He was trying to find his footing in a world both familiar and foreign - H.W. Brands
I used to believe in 'em [lines]. I don't anymore. They in our heads. People like Miss Hilly is always trying to make us believe they there. But they ain't." - Aibileen - Kathryn Stockett
Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are. - Anne Lamott
The path to misery is paved by the tears of those trying to make others happy. - Steve Maraboli
Writers aren't exactly people...they're a whole lot of people trying to be one person. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
In trying to be perfect, He perfected the art of anonymity, Became imperceptible And arrived nowhere from nowhere. - Dejan Stojanovic
Some people behave like crabs in a bucket. The higher you climb, The more of them attack you at once trying to pull you back down; Put some crabs in a bucket and observe the "Complex behavior pattern - Andrea L'Artiste
Not everything you believe that you can achieve, can be achieved but that won't stop you from trying. - Auliq Ice
Ignoring phone calls leads to a simple life with more free time. Ignoring emails works well also! I do both when I am trying to get things done. - Steven Magee
Sometimes we may trying to correct a mistake by another mistake so that we should be wise - Maryam Rahmouni
The principle of liberty and equality, if coupled with mere selfishness, will make men only devils, each trying to be independent that he may fight only for his own interest. And here is the need of religion and its power, to bring in the principle of benevolence and love to men. - John Randolph
My parents taught me how to listen to everybody before I made up my own mind. When you listen, you learn. You absorb like a sponge-and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time. - Steven Spielberg
Don't care is what I've been trying to say .... but not able to ! - HarryKrishna
Don’t be amongst those trying to build a better Tomorrow. We can have a better tomorrow only if our Today is better than our Yesterday. - - RVM
I spend my days trying to remember what only my soul knows but my mind can't comprehend. - Raneem Kayyali
This is the new year the new you. You can pass through another year, coasting on cruise control. Or you can step out of your comfort zone, trying things you have never done before, & make 2012 as the year that you elevate from where you are & soar high. Make it happen! - Pablo
Words, with their multiple meanings and nuances are like trees and oral communication like a forest. Trees are good for hiding, forest for losing the path. When one is trying to contemplate the horizon of illusion and reality, trees and forests can offer no help. - R. N. Prasher
And sometimes it doesn't matter how hard you try, how persuasive you can be, how much skill you have... you can't have everything. Sometimes you just can't win.""No. Sometimes you don't win." He gets to his feet, and Red stands beside him. "But I'll be damned if that's going to stop me from trying. - daystar721
I don't fear the future. I fear letting it pass by me, without ever trying to make it mine. - Shannon L. Alder
That’s what I’m trying, sir… getting my life. - Faraaz Kazi
Never pray to be a better slave when God is trying to get you out of your situation. - Shannon L. Alder
A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time. - Anne Taylor Fleming
The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. - C. S. Lewis
Chilling Tales For Dark Nights, these people or let's say these team is trying to return the fear, the theater... Which so far is great to hear, acting in reading a story and everything one place, just awesome, - Deyth Banger
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is in the doing, not the getting - in the trying, not the triumph. - Wynn Davis
We're reaching for death on the end of a candle We're trying for something that's already found us - Jim Morrison
Do not waste time trying to change the world - just look for something that you are useful. - Davi Oliveira
Most people spend their entire lives just trying to live life; when all the time we should be trying to find the One Who Holds the Key to True Life (Jesus Christ). - Nicole C. Calhoun
Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow. - Tony Schwartz
If you’re honest with yourself as a writer, trying to tell the best story you can, your story will be an honest one. And your values will come out, no matter how hard you try to disguise them. - Joe Clifford Faust
What I'm trying to do is make impressions. I think of myself as a colourist, adding different colours and shades by using different techniques and touching the guitar in different ways. I'd like to play sounds you can see if you've got your eyes closed. - Lenny Breau
We need to stop trying to get attention by seeing who can scream and cry the loudest. Write something worth reading and your voice will be heard. - Teresa Mummert
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw
Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops. - Kurt Vonnegut
Earl: Augh! They're trying to take the wolf off the endangered list .Mooch: I know. But did you hear what they're putting back on the endangered list? Earl: What?Mooch: Empathy and compassion. - Patrick McDonnell
Sometimes the guy you think is too nice, is just the guy trying his hardest to love you. - Stephan Labossiere
Once I stop spending energy trying to prevent things I have no control over, I have a tremendous amount of energy to focus on the places where I can make a difference. - Michael Treanor
Do you think that anger is a sincere emotion, or just the timid motion of a fragile heart trying to beat away its pain? - Andrea Gibson
Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.
I like playing around with the words; I love it when I feel like I've picked the exact right word to describe whatever it is I'm trying to describe. - Margaret Peterson Haddix
You never fail until you stop trying. - Albert Einstein
Today I am so grateful that God knows my heart.Others may misunderstand my good intentions, judge my words or deeds, find fault,or blame what they truly do not understand.But God knows my heart. He knows I am learning, trying, endeavoring,to be all He created me to be. - Lori Nawyn
Living without personal boundaries is like trying to hold my breath and gasp for air, at the same time, it doesn't work. My introverted nature requires solitary sanctuary, to breathe. My internal batteries need time to recharge if i am to give from a place of abundance. - Jaeda DeWalt
When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. - Abraham Lincoln
Splitting the atom is like trying to shoot a gnat in the Albert Hall at night and using ten million rounds of ammunition on the off chance of getting it. That should convince you that the atom will always be a sink of energy and never a reservoir of energy.
Coming to Christ is not an event. It is a process where we keep trying and trying and never give up. - Toni Sorenson
Trying is the first step to failure - Homer Simpson
If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time. - Edith Wharton
Failure I can live with. Not trying is what I can’t handle. - Sanya Richards-Ross
Trying to fit in will not change a society. To change it, you have to be brave, fearless, and strong enough to withstand societal criticism so that you may break the boundary and let light come in. - Debasish Mridha
I'm trying like hell to leave a footprint, carbon or otherwise. - M.A. Bookout
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. - Robert Heinlein
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done. - Allard Lowenstein
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean. - Mark Twain
Sometimes, people trying to commit suicide manage it in a manner that leaves them breathless with astonishment. - Salman Rushdie
What I'm trying to describe is that it's impossible to get out of your skin into somebody else's.... That somebody else's tragedy is not the same as your own. - Diane Arbus
The point I am trying to make is that words are a mysterious, ambiguous, ambivalent, and perfidious phenomenon. They can be rays of light in a realm of darkness. . . . They can equally be lethal arrows. Worst of all, at times they can be one or the other. They can even be both at once! - Václav Havel
I'm trying to make some sense out of the phrase "Everything happens for a reason," and I think I've figured out what the reason is - to pissed me off. - Cecelia Ahern
Of course we're Christian. The very name of the church declares that. The more people see us and come to know us, the more I believe they will come to realize that we are trying to exemplify in our lives and in our living the great ideals which (Jesus Christ) taught. - Gordon B. Hinckley
In my music, I'm trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it's difficult is because I'm changing all the time.
The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be. - Walter Bagehot
I was trying to help... The more I try to catch up, the farther I fall behind. - Veronica Rossi
My great-grandmother once told me that "being young ain't shit; everybody gets a chance to do that. What you should be trying to do is get old, like me. - Mrs. Beatrice Sturgis-White
Listening and showing you are there for someone is often more important than trying to find a "fix" for a problem. I wish there were more people who practice this. - Auliq Ice
You never push a noun against a verb without trying to blow up something. - H.L. Mencken
I no longer pursue happiness, for it alludes me in every occasion. It is as if I'm trying to find something that is invisible, and sometimes I can't help to wonder if I'm the only one who it is oblivious to - Dave Guerrero
A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done. God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do is enter into it. - D.L. Moody
I'm just trying to look at something without blinking. - Toni Morrison
I like weights. You know where you stand with them. Well, sometimes you're lying under them, trying not to let them crush you, but you see, you KNOW they'd crush you if they could. There's honesty. - T. Campbell and Gisele Lagace
There’s a song by Baz Luhrmann called Sunscreen. He says worrying about the future is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life will always be things that never crossed your worried mind - About Time
But cocks aren’t supposed to lay eggs... Sahil said, trying to untangle himself. ...they’re supposed to fertilise them. - Faraaz Kazi
When Trying To Achieve Your Dreams, Never Let Anyone or Anything Stand in Your Way - Chris Mentillo
There is only one you. Stop trying to devalue yourself by trying to be a copy of someone else. - Susie Clevenger
History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. - James Joyce
Trying too hard to be too good, even when trying to be bad, is too good for the bad, too bad for the good. - Dejan Stojanovic
I was just trying to be a very good human, instead I became a hero. - Amit Kalantri
Just us fancy wise-men trying to take on the world. - Sapphire Belucci
He shook his head, trying to shake the convoluted thoughts loose. He couldn't worry about it right now. Not about how Thomas felt, or how Quinn did, or even how he, himself did. They were where they were, and there were things to do. First and foremost, there was a baby to deliver. - Breeana Puttroff
I am trying to get lost in me.To dream, to feel, to see, to be. - Debasish Mridha
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things. - Pablo Picasso
Also unfortunately, Congress is far too busy asking if baseball players are really as strong as they seem and trying to choke bankers with wads of cash to grant more funds to such trifling matters as the avoidance of space bullets, so they won't give NASA the money - Robert Brockway
Needing to express what it’s like here.... / Trying to digest the incoming stream .... / And dream it all over again. - Jay Woodman
Your ultimate reason for staying in this crooked world is not to imitate its devastating physique, but trying do something about its ugly appearance. - Michael Bassey Johnson
[That] was the cruelty of fate, whether you were dying at sea or simply trying to get through high school. Sometimes fate kissed you. Sometimes it snubbed you. Sometimes it passed you a love note, and that note was a lie. - Kathy Hepinstall
What I learned in Rwanda was that God is not absent when great evil is unleashed. Whether that evil is man-made or helped along by darker forces, God is right there, saving those who respond to His urgings and trying to heal the rest. - James Riordan
Hollywood-Nobody's impressed by anybody because they're all too consumed with trying to cover up their own shortcomings. Hollywood is a microcosm of a world of lazy moral ideals and social indifference where every man is trying to convince himself he's a king. - J. Matthew Nespoli
Everything is Not Lost, We always judge the present situation the way it is and we become judgemental rather than trying to analyse. We need to keep hopes,circumstances may change. Its true that life throws us in some tough situations and that is not the end, in short Everything is still not lost. - Nitesh Kammar
We are living in a process of pursuit. But sometimes we get so focused on trying to get where we're going and we forget that this is life, too. We're living it right now. - Alison Sudol
Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. - Kurt Vonnegut
Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. - Biz Stone
Never stop trying. Never stop believing. Never give up. Your day will come. - Mandy Hale
Don’t waste your time trying to explain yourself to people that are committed to misunderstanding you. Instead, commit your time to explaining who they are to them. When you get a person to see the positive similarities you share, it begins to restore the loss of respect between you. - Shannon L. Alder
I'm not trying to please anyone. I'm just trying to write a damn book. - Richard P. Denney
Keep trying no matter how many times you have failed.If you fail, try, try again.Never stop trying.You success will come unexpected. - Lailah GiftyAkita
I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better. - Steve Jobs
I am not trying to teach you anything but trying to ignite the fire of curiosity for knowledge and wisdom. - Debasish Mridha
Be real. Be authentic. Be yourself, whatever the emotional cost. Pain goes away, while regret over a life lived trying to be a plastic version of yourself does not. - Vironika Tugaleva
Telling the world you are trying is not doing. - Shannon L. Alder
I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker. - Stanley Kubrick
In the fight for freedom there is no defeat, you either achieve it or you die trying. In both cases you're as free as one can be. - Aryan Xebat‎
There are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil. - Alfred North Whitehead
Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men - bring them softness, teach them how to cry. - Joan Baez
Don't go the distance trying to fit in the crowd and be accepted by others. Accept and respect yourself first. Loving thyself also goes with this."-Elizabeth's Quotes - Elizabeth E. Castillo
Trying to keep up appearances is a signal of decay on the inside. Beware shallow living—in yourself and in others. It is only in the depths that life can thrive. - Vironika Tugaleva
the sensation of trying to escape... but never being able to... i'm sure i felt that... that's... death - Allen Walker
I believe that everyone should have a dream and believe in it. Make it real, bring it to life. You'll never regret trying. Trying is what strengthens your heart and delivers courage. Once you believe in yourself, nothing can stop you. - Richard P. Denney
Fuck me, Sonny! She cried. I did. She came immediately. I felt like I was trying to board a moving train wearing roller skates. - Sonny Duncan
Keep working. Keep trying. Keep believing. You still might not make it, but at least you gave it your best shot. If you don’t have calluses on your soul, this isn’t for you. Take up knitting instead. - David Eddings
No level raised without reading, is like a body trying to live without breathing. - Ilias Oumarri
I am a nobody trying to be a somebody by not riding or pulling down anybody. - Amit Abraham
I lost myself in the burden of trying to be your savior. - Alexandria Hampton
Adventure! People talked about the idea as if it were something worthwhile, rather than a mess of bad food, no sleep and strange people inexplicably trying to stick pointed objects in bits of you. - Terry Pratchett
There's three different kinds of Christian," said Cash. "There's preaching Christians, church-playing Christians, and then there's practicing Christian. I'm trying very hard to be a practicing Christian. - Steve Turner
Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros. - Bobby Orr
*Forever* is an illusion that human beings promise each other when they are horny, or, trying to appear holy. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Stop trying to change reality by eliminating complexity. - David Whyte
When people talk about their great past they're usually trying to excuse the mediocre present. - Terry Pratchett
Forget the place you're trying to get to and see the beauty in right now... - Evanescence
The Universe has your back. Instead of trying to control the outcome, just enjoy the journey. - Dawn Gluskin
Well, you're either lovers or you're wanting to be lovers or you're trying not to be lovers so you can be friends, but any way you look at it, sex is always looming in the picture like a shadow, like an undertow. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. - Terry Pratchett
The moment you stop trying to become a better person, is the moment you start to become worse than what you already are. - Carroll Bryant
Don't," she begged, knowing that surely she was trying his patience, that his kindness would stretch just so far, that if he were truly kind he could never have survived as a vampire. - Vivian Vande Velde
Your planet's immune system is trying to get rid of you. - Kurt Vonnegut
If you are not trying to participate or win then you are trying to fail. - Debasish Mridha
I Have Learned Why People Work So Hard To Succeed: It Is Because They Envy The Things Their Neighbors Have. But It Is Useless. It Is Like Chasing The Wind....It Is Better To Have Only A Little, With Peace Of Mind, Than Be Busy All The Time With Both Hands, Trying To Catch The Wind - Anonymous
I’m not interested in external ego but internal satisfaction. I’m not interested just in easy glory but in constructing something….together we are trying to build a project that is not just short term - manuel pellegrini
Respond with love and kindness when someone trying to hate you and hurt you. - Debasish Mridha
The minute I stopped trying to find the right girl, and started trying to become the right guy...the girl came. - Jonathan Antin
Every tear drop makes deep feelings, dont let them go, but just remember,some come, some go, keep trying, hold on and always, always believe in yourself, so keep your head high, keep your chin up and smile in every situation : - irak.ibrahim hussain didi
When you’re given the gift of truth, you spend a lot of time trying to tone it down because it is already offensive enough. - Shannon L. Alder
Just because you fall once, doesn't mean you're fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don't then who will?? - Marilyn Monroe
Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to start over, when we don't give up after a mistake, when something doesn't come easily but we throw ourselves into trying, when we're not afraid to appear less than perfectly polished. - Sharon Salzberg
With making changes, the difficult part of trying to implement a new way, idea or thought, is getting people to believe the effect of your notion, and have them believe in themselves of adapting to something new. - Anthony Liccione
Life is a test of courage, It's only worth if you can learn to withstand your most trying times and remain stable, steady, simple and strong in different places and spaces. - Auliq Ice
Whoever is trying to bring you down is already beneath you. - Habeeb Akande
No Matter What - KEEP ON KEEPING ON!YOU'RE NOT A FAILURE UNTIL YOU QUIT TRYING! CHOOSE TO BE WHATEVER YOU WANNA BE - YOU ARE ALL YOU COULD POSSIBLY DESIRE TO BE! YOU'RE THE UNIVERSE IN ECSTATIC MOTION! ~ UNIVERSE LOVES YOU & SO DO I ‪#‎StardustAK‬ - Abhishek Kumar
I wish for all who look for Gold,Shall find one letter less,A world where trying always wins,And leaves the loser blessed. - Frederic M. Perrin
It is not trying that is ever going to bring us home. All this trying leads up to the vital moment at which you turn to God and say, ‘You must do this. I can't. - C.S. Lewis
Speak to me: I will spend my lifetime trying to understand you. - Kamand Kojouri
The supernatural world was like an onion. You peel back the layers, only to find more layers, on and on, hopelessly trying to reach the mysterious core. Then you start crying. - Carrie Vaughn
Nothing is impossible, Everything should be possible when we trying for achieve the goal - Sanjeev Murukan
A man cannot impart the true feeling of things to others unless he himself has experienced what he is trying to tell of. - Jack Kerouac
Because that's what it is, boy, it's a fight, or it'd better be. Because if there's something in me that's trying to kill me, maybe I can't get rid of it, but I don't have to make it welcome, and I'm sure not going to pretend it ain't there. - Cruce Stark
A loving wife will do anything for her husband except stop criticizing him and trying to improve him.
Before you do anything, think. If you do something to try and impress someone, to be loved, accepted or even to get someone's attention, stop and think. So many people are busy trying to create an image, they die in the process. - Salma Hayek
When I was younger, my mom loved to garden. But the flowers would never grow. She just kept trying.''I don't understand.''Because you can't.''What does this have to do with anything?'I don't fiddle with my fingers and there's no apology on the tip of my tongue when I say, 'I am my mother's son. - Ellie Lieberman
You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory. - J Donald Walters
History is hereditary only in this way: we, all of us, inherit everything, and then we choose what to cherish, what to disavow, and what do do next, which is why it's worth trying to know where things come from. - Jill Lepore
Writing is like baking cupcakes, you're trying to make something from the raw. Like with cupcakes it's flour and eggs and stuff, and with books it's ideas and words. The end result is the same though, you want people to eat them up. - Emma Shortt
To give up on a person you care for who is trying and failing is a bad thing, but to cut ties with an individual who is giving zero effort, yet doing a number on your heart makes sense. - Christopher Hudspeth
When I reached 70, the doc said I should try walking 5 miles a day. At 72, I'm still trying to find my way home ☺️ - Jacqueline Creek
I have a cat named Trash. In the current political climate it would seem that if I were trying to sell him (at least to a Computer Scientist), I would not stress that he is gentle to humans and is self-sufficient, living mostly on field mice. Rather, I would argue that he is object-oriented.
You don't become great by trying to be great. You become great by wanting to do something, and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process. - Randall Munroe, xkcd
I have every expectation that cancer will become known as the disease of human evolution trying and failing to adapt to a significantly changed environment. - Steven Magee
The 'what should be' never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no 'what should be,' there is only what is. - Lenny Bruce
Beauty is a matter of perspective.Darling keep in mind that those standards that you’re trying so hard to meet were made by imperfect beings themselves. Love yourself more. - dandelionlady96
Now, a plain word here about the Christian church trying to carry on in its own power: That kind of Christianity makes God sick, for it is trying to run a heavenly institution after an earthly manner. - A.W. Tozer
When I dieI'm sureI will have aBig Funeral.Curiosityseekers...coming to seeif Iam reallyDeador justtrying to makeTrouble. - Mari Evans
We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of on good rain and black loam. - Ray Bradbury
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. - Will Rogers
By trying, we can endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. - Mark Twain
Ministry is when the people who hear you, don't want more of you; they want more of Him because of what you've said. When you point them to God's fire instead of trying to get attention for yourself-that's ministry. - Priscilla Shirer
We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it's like chasing clouds. - Libba Bray
Outside every fat man there was an even fatter man trying to close in. - Kingsley Amis
You'll drive yourself crazy trying to control something that isn't yours to control. Let go. Free yourself. Allow your mind and energy to focus on something positive... to build something beautiful. - Steve Maraboli
I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of trying to make me happy - J.D. Salinger
Trying to be like me as a person is not a good idea. To have the same interest, to talk about the same and so on and so on... it's kind time waste! - Deyth Banger
He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment. - Henry Miller
A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. - Douglas Adams
You're trying to be tricky. What's morality?""It's the difference between what's right and what you can rationalize.""Must be a human thing.""Exactly. - Christopher Moore
Fiction is an urgent business. It is the Dying Us telling stories to the Dying Us, trying to crack the nonsense in our heads open with a big hammer pronto, before Death arrives. - George Saunders
Have you failed today? If not, you might not be trying hard enough. Failure is a part of growth, a stepping stone towards success. In its own right it is a small victory and should be celebrated as such. So I ask you again, have you failed today? - Shane E. Bryan
We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples' models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open. - Shakti Gawain
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. - Booker T. Washington
You've broke me so many times, that putting myself back together, isn't the hard part anymore. I can do it with my eyes closed. The hardest part is watching you dangle from your own eyelids, trying to escape the mistake of planting me there.When I bloomed you left, like a cold wind. - Amber Dawn H.
We betray all that is beautiful in us by trying to explain it. - Marty Rubin
Dear Adam, I spent my life trying hard to prove to people that there is somebody out there who is not bad. Somebody who does not really care about money, but cares about honor, and no matter how this went, the real pleasure in life are about those who love you and willing even to die for you. - Sameh Elsayed
As a young girl, and still to this day, I struggle with trying to figure everything out. Figure out why things happen, what they mean, and how they all work together. It sometimes drives me crazy. Not literally, but I do sometimes feel different. Like maybe I think too much. - J.W. Lord
If we accept the premise that we’re always wrong, it really removes the incentive to spend a lot of time trying to make good guesses because even the good guesses turn out to be wrong. So, make plausible guesses… and tell a good story. - James S.A. Corey
i can accept FAILURE,everyone falls at something.but what i can't accept is NOT TRYING. - Micheal jordan
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. - Mark Twain
You can never be fully human unless you've discovered the humanity in other human beings. Don't close your eyes to the injustices of your own country by trying to solve the injustices of another country. That's an evasion of Christian responsibility. - Beyers Naudé
Hell, is trying to do what you can't do, trying to be what you're not - Anzia Yezierska
There seemed to be three choices: to give up trying to love anyone, to stop being selfish, or to learn to love a person while continuing to be selfish. - Lydia Davis
The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to do right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is. - Joss Whedon
It was like trying to bail out an ocean of water with a teaspoon. - Jodi Picoult
Some wrong eternity that wouldn’t budge, like trying to move a wardrobe or a safe, only to feel how light I was. - Deborah Digges
Hell, there are no rules here-- we're trying to accomplish something. - Thomas A. Edison
Never let the fear of failure be an excuse for not trying. Society tells us that to fail is the most terrible thing in the world, but I know it isn't. Failure is part of what makes us human. - Amber Deckers
Childhood is trying to find his future and frustrating has become his destiny. - Tanmaya Guru
Inspiration is trying the unknown. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
I'm hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That's what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi, and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that's from being bright all the time, and trying to be brighter. - Jay-Z
If you are only what you are, You at least have a chance Not to outsmart, But be on a par with yourself And that is worth trying. - Dejan Stojanovic
In the industry, trying out new genres is not always encouraged but what I've discovered is that as a writer, a jaunt outside my comfort zone generally brings new skills to the main body of my work. - Sara Sheridan
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. - Ian Fleming
The truth is, the notion that gay marriage is harmful to marriage, is sort of mind-boggling, because these are people trying to get married. But it seems to me, if you want to defend marriage against something, defend it against divorce. - Cokie Roberts
I spent most of my life trying to specialize myself. I went to theater school, film school, music school, mime school ... Finally, I was able to gather enough knowledge to build the confidence to create my own work, that goes utterly against the sense of specialization. - Nuno Roque
Shhhhh, I am trying to read. - Anna del C. Dye
No one can understand your pain until they experience it. Stop trying to explain. - Kemi Sogunle
I think sometimes we spend so much time trying to find out who we are we lose sight of who we want to be - Anonymous
Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope. - George Burns
Those who died while trying to make our world a better place, didn't actually die, they proved some points. Our job is to notice them and continue from where they stopped. - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. - Ben Hecht
The argument that making contraceptives available to young people would prevent teen pregnancies is ridiculous. That's like offering a cookbook as a cure to people who are trying to lose weight. - Jerry Falwell
A long time ago I learned that an atheist and a believer trying to have a discussion about God and religion is like shooting the breeze and having it shoot back. - T. K. Decker
Sometimes in your life, you will get to the point where you are not even trying or worthy even taking a step a head of you, but you will have to go to the next step without thinking more. - Auliq Ice
Maybe it's wrong-footed trying to fit people into the world, rather than trying to make the world a better place for people.[as quoted in "Brain Gain" by Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 4/27/09 issue] - Paul McHugh
Academics have given up trying to recover an honest picture of the past and have decided that their history-writing should be simply an instrument of moral hand-wringing. - Gordon S. Wood
In physics, your solution should convince a reasonable person. In math, you have to convince a person who's trying to make trouble. Ultimately, in physics, you're hoping to convince Nature. And I've found Nature to be pretty reasonable. - Frank Wilczek
Hold on. Keep trying. God loves you. Things will improve. - Jeffrey R. Holland
If you can get life outta love, you should die trying to get love outta life. - Shane Rainey
She'd never tolerated deception regarding her strong opinions--that much was true. But wasn't it also true that when it came to trying to please in matters that weren't crucial to her, that didn't compromise her sense of things, she had been dishonest? - Natalia Sanmartín Fenollera
Sometimes when it looks like I'm deep in thought I'm just trying not to have a conversation with people. - Pete Wentz
I was trying to keep God's pain at arms length. - Mike Weaver
She didn't say a work, and I gave up trying, because you couldn't hear either one of us over the shattering noise of hearts breaking and the looming shadow of the last word, the one we refused to say. - Kami Garcia
I am an imperfect man living in an imperfect world, trying to weave through the chaotic interactions of semi-causal events with linear logic, contradictory emotions, dialectic wisdom, and mortal integrity. - Leonard Seet
We never earned righteous to last long, why are we trying to earn it among same kind. - GANESH
We're all innately creative; I'm not bringing anything magical to it. Ninety percent of inventing is putting in the hours and just trying. You don't need to make a big leap—you - need to take a thousand small steps. - James Jorash
You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday. - Jason Mraz
People can't stand to be alone with themselves, so they bother me when I'm trying to be alone with myself. - James Jean-Pierre
I want to sleep. To find a safe place somewhere, and close my eyes, and rest, like an animal. That is what I am. An animal. Living from moment to moment, day to day, trying to make sense of the world in which I find myself. - S.J. Watson
We are all trying to find a path back to the present moment. And good enough reason to just be happy here... Mindfulness meditation is just a trick for doing that. It's a trick for setting aside your to-do list, if only for a few moments, and actually locate a feeling of fulfilment in the present - Sam Harris
I always have the feeling we are merely fearfully trying to save room for God; I would rather speak of God at the center than at the limits, in strength rather than weakness, and thus in human life and goodness rather than in death and guilt. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
There is plenty of peace in any home where the family doesn't make the mistake of trying to get together. - Kin Hubbard
Maybe comfort exists in believing there is order in the world, even when someone is making the most disorderly decision we know: running toward death instead of away from it.In their absence, we're left trying to pin meaning to air. - Kate Fagan
You have to look at people now that were members of the Klu Klux Klan or whatever else and now are trying to rewrite their personal histories to tell that they've always been tolerant. It's not peculiar to want to sanitize what you did. - Ruth Hanna Sachs
Trying to become something in a world where everyone wants to become something is a thing that needs God's programming. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I do not wish to travel around the world. I already have the world trying to travel around me. - Lionel Suggs
When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it. - James Brown
The best way to deal with your past is not to avoid thinking about it or trying to forget it, but to accept it happened, forgive yourself and move on. - Karon Waddell
It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does. - William Faulkner
What civilization is, is 6 billion people trying to make themselves happy by standing on each other's shoulders and kicking each other's teeth in. It's not a pleasant situation. - Terence McKenna
There are no accidents. God's just trying to remain anonymous.
What if you are just destined to get hurt, to be helplessly stuck in a point of time you no longer want to be? Maybe life is all about trying to get up while you fall a little bit deeper in the pits of hell, each time you try not to... - Sanhita Baruah
Pam wasn't what Gloria would have called a friend, just someone she had known for so long that she had given up trying to get rid of her. - Kate Atkinson
Not having a recognised brand & trying to stand out in the market is like going to the market without any goods. - Onyi Anyado
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend - William Blake
Two easy steps to be a good writer:1. Don't write what everyone is writing.2. Write what everyone is trying to write. - Himanshu Chhabra
Books contain nothing, or almost nothing, that's important: everything is in the mind of the person reading them.'If you were trying to find an idiotic remark, that one took the cake! - Jacques Poulin
I’ve spent awhile trying to figure out where I’m going and the only thing I’ve come to realize is it doesn’t matter where, it’s how I get there. - Dominic Riccitello
Most people are trying to project themselves to be good rather than being actually good; but even more surprisingly or unfortunately, they are often only garnering the support of many or most. - Anuj Somany
If you try to buy love, you will go bankrupt trying to possess it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Quit hating and trying to be like the next man. Get on your own grind & be better than the next man, whether you gotta hustle, work a job or whatever just do you. - Surgeo Bell
I’ve learned that you cannot fulfill your destiny if you’re not being yourself; you can’t fulfill your destiny, trying to be somebody else. We are created unique not so that we can fit in, but so that we can stand out. - Jeanette Coron
During childhood, it’s about trying to help develop who your kid’s going to be. During adolescence, it’s about responding to who your kid wants to be. - Jennifer Senior
...convinced that in trying to please all, he had pleased none, and had lost his ass into the bargain. - Aesop
Life is not so simple as you think without taking those risks, trying everything to make ends meet. - Auliq Ice
Nurse Duckett found Yossarian wonderful and was already trying to change him. - Joseph Heller
I nodded, trying to imagine the very particular sadness of a vanished childhood yogurt now found only in France. It was a very special sort of sadness, individual, and in its inability to induce sympathy, in its tuneless spark, it bypassed poetry and entered science. - Lorrie Moore
There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning. - Roy Bennett
I intend to live forever or die trying. - Joseph Heller
Whatever it is that you want to do, do it today because you can handle the pain of trying hard now but you won’t be able to handle the pain of regret later. - Dhaval Gajera
I'm always trying to gain and keep the audience's respect. I always want them to know that the show doesn't think they're stupid for watching. - Dan Harmon
Trying to get more learning out of the present system is like trying to get the Pony Express to compete with the telegraph by breeding faster ponies. - Edward Fiske
There is no failure except in no longer trying. - Elbert Hubbard
The only faithfulness people have is to emotions they're trying to recapture - Norman Mailer
I think things are beautiful when you don’t plan them, and you don’t have any expectations, and you’re not trying to get somewhere in particular. - Alison Mosshart
What I find it's a suprise if I can say this or it's not???- People keep digging in the same stuff in the same answers and trying to find something different. Do you get it?TO success there is one formula, the differences is you want sample, people say it in stage complex! - Deyth Banger
Love don't have definition .It was just as it was since the world was created. People are just trying to explain it in vain. - Bikash Bhandari
The blues are intent and watchful. You’re trying to get me to change my mind, aren't you?Lilah, I constantly hope that you are going to change your mind, but I know you well enough to know that you won’t. I just nod at him. - Anna Bloom
What-what do you want?" Annabeth asked, trying to maintain a tone of confidence.The voice cackled maliciously.'To curse you, of course! To destroy you thousand times in the name of Mother Night!'"Only a thousand times?" Percy murmured. "Oh, good...I thought we were in trouble. - Rick Riordan
Don't let things go, if you truly don't want them to go, trying again is far better than regret. - Magith Noohukhan
Sometimes writing is like playing with fire… like trying to tame an uncontrollable beast. - A.D. Posey
The Manifestation of your dream is probably right around the corner, that is why the devil is working overtime on you trying to make you give up. - Joe Joe Dawson
Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is like trying to play Bach's 'St. Matthew's Passion' on a ukulele. - Bagdikian's Observation
I know, not everyone will like what I write, but writing is not about trying to please everybody. - E.A. Bucchianeri
deep inside I know that trying to figure things out leads to blindness, that the desire to understand has a built-in brutality that erases what you seek to comprehend. Only experience is sensitive. - Peter Høeg
I am trying to find ways to live honestly and hopefully in the world without ignoring or denying the universe´s cold and painful indifference to us. - John Green
Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning. - Roy Bennett
People are always trying to [mess] up other people's live's by telling lies about 'em. You wanna really [mess] somebody's life up? Tell the truth about 'em. They ain't never gonna be the same. - Brian Buckner
I sounded like Horton the Elephant. "A person is a person no matter how small." What the hell was I doing standing in the middle of a cave, in the dark, surrounded by wererats, quoting Dr. Seuss, and trying to kill a one-thousand-year-old vampire? - Laurell K. Hamilton
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw
A lie's true power cannot be accurately measured by the number of people who believe its deception when it is told, it must be measured by the number of people who will go out after hearing it trying to convince others of its truth. - Dennis Sharpe
We are trying to build peace by inventing new war machines; if that isn't insanity than what is? - Debasish Mridha
The spells are made up. I have met people who assure me, very seriously, that they are trying to do them, and I can assure them, just as seriously, that they don’t work. - J.K. Rowling
Trying to cool his jets, trying to let her stay in charge, he attempted to hold back, but she let out this breathy little whimper like he was the best thing she’d ever tasted. - Jill Shalvis
When I draw something, I try to build some kind of history into it. Drawing an object that has a certain amount of wear and tear or rust; or a tree that is damaged. I love trying to render not just the object, but what it has been through. - Alan Lee
You try, you fail, you try, you fail; the only true failure is when you stop trying. - Madame Leota
Grant me the wisdom to know when to keep trying and when to stop wasting time, the patience to keep going with the 1st, and the courage & serenity to let go of the 2nd. - Jay Woodman
If you're trying to take a roomful of people by surprise, it's a lot easier to hit your targets if you don't yell going through the door. - Lois McMaster Bujold
While your ego is always trying to figure out its place in the world, your true self knows that your place is always right here, right now. - Elaine Moran
Failures are part of life lessons.Keep trying no matter how many times you fail. You will one day succeed. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Trying is something we do when we think we can’t do something. Even if your doing is not as perfect as you would like, decide to do it, and you will. -- Lady Nimrod of Buckmore in The Princelings and the Lost City - Jemima Pett
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity another man’s, I mean. - Mark Twain
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
Latter-day scepticism is fond of calling itself progressive; but scepticism is really reactionary. Scepticism goes back; it attempts to unsettle what has already been settled. Instead of trying to break up new fields with its plough, it simply tries to break up the plough. - G.K. Chesterton
I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort. - Calvin Coolidge
Raise your self-esteem to such a level that you only allow loving experiences in your life. Don't waste time trying to get even. It doesn't work. What we give out always comes back to us. So lets drop the past and work on loving ourselves in the now. Then we will have a wonderful future. - Auliq Ice
Stop trying to change someone who does not want to change. Stop giving chances to someone who abuses your forgiveness. Stop walking back to the place where your heart ran from. Stop trusting their words and ignoring their actions. Stop breaking your own heart. - Trent Shelton
It must feel good to have someone trying so hard to keep you in any circumstances. I wish I have one too, at least I know how does it feels to have someone wanting you more than anything, other than making you cry alone in despair. - Lee NR
Every morning trying to wake you up gives me the best view explaining me, why I wouldn't change anything from you - BILL KOSTARAS
Were all trying to find meaning to make sense of our realities; in search of happiness within, Without realising our happiness within; is the only reality that gives life a meaning. - Nikki Rowe
I deleted your number. Although I know the tired digits by heart, scout's honor, pinky promise.I am trying to talk myself out of every emotion I'm having, and of course, it is failing to a fault.I'm still sad, I'm still mad, I'm still heartbroken, I miss you. - Elizabeth Brooks
Get Smart or Die Trying - Trizzmatic
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. - Douglas Adams
All normal people love meat. If I went to a barbeque and there was no meat, I would say 'Yo Goober! Where's the meat!?' I'm trying to impress people here, Lisa. You don't win friends with salad. - Matt Groening
There is nothing to lose by trying. Define new ways of doing things. Never underestimate the power of an action. - Lailah Gifty Akita
We spend the first half of our lives making ourselves sick, and the second half of our lives trying to make ourselves un-sick. - Kevin W. Reese
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
If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time. - Edith Wharton
My only struggle has been trying to empower people who falsely believe that they are already empowered. - Paul Bamikole
Anybody who tries to change society without first examining the family, is trying to push a shadow without moving a statue. - Stefan Molyneux
Perfect is a dream that you wake up from and spend forever trying to remember. - Joseph Hunt
Unfortunately, humans have a long history of trying to fix their engineering mistakes with more engineering mistakes! - Steven Magee
The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head. - Jean Cocteau
Learn to struggle in all four seasons, for opportunity has no date or an exact time to find, you will only get what you need by trying everthing you know, without fear or shame. - Auliq Ice
Making our worst decisions in life, can destroy us, but God is trying to Rebuild us - Gary Louis
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. - Unknown
All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. - Toni Morrison
You can make more friends in two months by being interested in other people than in two years of trying to get people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie
If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work. - Abraham Lincoln
I could go and buy one of the islands in theBahamas and turn it into my personal fiefdom, but I am much more interested in trying to build andcreate a new company. - Elon Musk
What I'm trying to say is that I spent the last four months learning to be alone, avoiding the world, hating pretty much anyone who so much as blinked at me." But when I am with you, I don't want to be that person anymore. - Andrea Cremer
Dont let them go, but just remember,some come, some go, keep trying, hold on and always, always believe in yourself, so keep your head high, keep your chin up and smile in every situation : - irak.ibrahim hussain didi
And right action is freedom from past and future also.For most of us, this is the aim never to be realized. Who are only undefeated because we have gone on trying. "The Dry Salvages - T.S. Eliot
If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. - Edith Wharton
Depression, is like trying to find a light switch in pitch darkness. Defeating it takes much assistance and resource. First, it's letting in loved ones that are reaching out, when light will begin to shine. - Anthony Liccione
Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live. - Jean Cocteau
The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying - John C. Maxwell
Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with. - Rachel Corrie
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Something was nagging at me that I was trying to resist. Was it then or was it later that the thought came to me: if God really does exist, and is not just a myth, it must have a consequence for the whole of life. It was not a comfortable thought. - Jennifer Worth
If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking. - R. Buckminster Fuller
So, a word to all you Femin-Idi-Amins: Stop liberating moms by trying tomake them join the workforce. They’re already doing the job that God putthem here to do: Everything. - Stephen Colbert
If you don’t take the time to get really clear about exactly what it is you’re trying to accomplish, then you’re forever doomed to spend your life achieving the goals of those who do. - Steve Pavlina
If we are to have real faith, we must study the Word of God and discover what is promised. Then, we must simply believe the promises of God. Trying to believe something that you want to believe is not faith. Believing what God says in His Word is faith. - R.A. Torrey
It's not vanity, because if you look weird, it will distract from what your trying to do. If you look as good as you can, people will be able to pay attention to what your actually saying. - Tina Fey
The connoisseur of painting gives only bad advice to the painter. For that reason I have given up trying to judge myself. - Pablo Picasso
He had long been curious at leaders intermittent calls for a return to past values and had tested the notion by trying to build a house from the sky downwards - Steve Aylett
A lot of people who find out about the things I do immediately figure I'm just a pathetic "druggie" with nothing to say that is worth hearing. They talk endless bull shit of "recovery!" They make it sound like some amazing discovery...don't they know I'm far too busy trying to recover me? - Ashly Lorenzana
Thank God I was hit by a truck. It seems that God was trying to get my attention for years but I was so stubborn it took knocking me square out of my body to see him for myself. Next time I will be way more specific when I ask for help to slow me down. - Monika Zands
I was just trying to open the door... but the walls fall down - Saket Assertive
When I work, I'm just translating the world around me in what seems to be straightforward terms. For my readers, this is sometimes a vision that's not familiar. But I'm not trying to manipulate reality. This is just what I see and hear. - Don DeLillo
Stop spending so much time trying to prove what you already know to people who don't really matter. It just makes you look insecure and lacking self-confidence. - Karen E. Quinones Miller
For it is probable that when people talk aloud, the selves (of which there may be more than two thousand) are conscious of disserverment, and are trying to communicate but when communication is established there is nothing more to be said. - Virginia Woolf
Can’t you see…The stars tonight Baby I’m sitting hereDying For your light You’re killing me With your lonely nights ………………Baby what elseYou’re trying to prove Lower your fence I made my first move Take me back to your arms Tonight…………………. - sami abouzid
Sweetie, if love could take away sadness, I'd be the happiest woman on earth. Sometimes the sadness is so deep, we have to sift through all the layers before we can find it and send it packing. That's what I'm trying to do in this place. Find my sadness. - April Young Fritz
Greatness does not come from trying to achieve the possible. - Constance Friday
The devil is busytrying to take from uswhat we get from God,and so God bids us hold fast. - C. Nuzum
Just because I say hi doesn't mean that I want to sleep with you I'm just trying to be nice. - Alcurtis Turner
She had been trying hourly to ensure that this new friendship remained such, to be certain that it would not slip out of the careful grasp of her fingers and into the darker champers of her heart. - Shamim Sarif
You really haven't changed, you've just become more of yourself. That is really what were all trying to do: become more of ourselves. - Oprah Winfrey
Trying to live up to yourself is the most trying thing. - Ren Garcia
No, I`m putting it away, trying to buy a house for my family. The goal is to use the money to move into a big house, so my daughter can have a garden. - Ewan McGregor
Nobody adores fertilizer. Nobody devotes their life to fertilizer (unless they own a fertilizer company). But, shit, you need it to grow the crops. The land is arid and dry without it, and trying to grow things is likely to be futile. - Shellen Lubin
Lost race? The Prince studied Orayna, trying to see something inhuman in her. Why have I never heard of these ‘Rathiuel’? Because, Azaroth rapped his knuckles on the Prince’s skull, you do not care to read. - Leonard G. Mokos
Listening with the focus of actually understanding what the other person is trying to communicate is priceless, a talent that everyone possesses but not something that is practiced enough. - Christine Marie Bryant
God will win every contest in life, so stop trying to beat Him at his own game. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Capitalism tries for a delicate balance: It attempts to work things out so that everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from getting violent and trying to take other people’s stuff. - George Carlin
I've been trying for some time to develop a lifestyle that doesn't require my presence. - Garry Trudeau
To increase the chances of a writer trying to kill themselves, cut off their hands. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
And I will stop trying to fall in love again, and keep it a secret. It never works out anyway - Ed Sheeran
The room was full with voices, loud music and beautiful people milling about everywhere. But all I noticed was her; beautiful, elegant and sitting alone in a quiet corner trying to remain unseen, to blend in, to become invisible, as if she actually thought such a thing were possible. - Tonny K. Brown
In trying to justify the humanities, as in trying to live a life, what may turn out to matter most is holding one's nerve. - Stefan Collini
Ultimately, there is light and love and intelligence in this universe. And we are it, we carry that within us, its not just something out there, it is within us and this is what we are trying to re-connect with, our original light and love and intelligence. - Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
There is no use trying to do Church work without love. A doctor, a lawyer, may do good work without love, but God's work cannot be done without love. - D.L. Moody
War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over.
I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men. - Mario Puzo
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others. - Jacob M. Braude
The dog leash was still tied tight around the oak tree in the back, stretched worn and limp across the green grass as if trying to escape to freedom; and he buried his wife without a tombstone. Where before, she sat most times in his home, licking her wounds. - Anthony Liccione
Nice mix of Tory MPs saying this issue shouldn't be used for petty political pointscoring, & Tory MPs trying to score petty political points. - Andy Zaltzman
In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer. - Mark Twain
Trying to see the face of the future? Know ye not that the future has infinite faces? - Mehmet Murat ildan
There's a fine line between minimalism and not trying very hard. - Tom Pappalardo
Maybe we are all broken pieces from God, trying to become whole once more. - Urbanky Aurel Petru
It is in our genes to understand the universe if we can, to keep trying even if we cannot, and to be enchanted by the act of learning all the way. - Lewis Thomas
I'm trying to tell him everything will be all right, but how can I say it with a straight face? My son's no idiot. He knows when I'm lying. The medicine won't taste bad.The bath is not hot.Daddy will be safe.Lies. - Suzanne Hayes
They are trying to make me into a fixed star. I am an irregular planet. - Martin Luther
Sex doesn't interfere with your tennis; it's staying out all night trying to find it that affects your tennis. - Andre Agassi
What an utter disgrace it would be to find something truly magic and spend any time at all pretending and trying to convince yourself it is all just an unbelievably orchestrated and beautifully choreographed illusion. - Tyler Knott Gregson
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back. - Richard Lewis
Life doesn't stop. It doesn't stop progressing forward and it never stops trying to bring you to your knees. It will test your strengths and exploit your weakness, and I'm not sure that is always such a bad thing. - Christy Aldridge
Do not let the fear of unknown deter you from trying.Keep trying until you succeed. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Don’t ever let rejections or failures put you down and keep you from trying. Believe in yourself, have an unwavering desire to excel, put in your best your efforts, persevere and you will blaze your trail. - Roopleen
Rather than trying to control Anger,try deferring it,looking for an alternative way of handling...i bet its more easy as well as more effective. - ketan r shah
Man lives his whole life trying to figure out the secrets of life only to realize in the end life was the secret. - Terry Blakeman
What you are trying to let go of...is already gone. - Sanober Khan
You should always be trying to write a poem you are unable to write, a poem you lack the technique, the language, the courage to achieve. Otherwise you're merely imitating yourself, going nowhere, because that's always easiest. - John Berryman
When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat. - Henry Miller
Writers are liars trying to come clean. That’s why the best ones are the most tragic. - Anthony Marais
Even lungs that are gasping are lungs that are trying. - Taylor Patton
God is always trying to give blessings to us, but our minds are usually too full to receive them. - Shannon L. Alder
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you. - Bette Midler
Trying is better option than giving up.. - Sher E Yazdan
When I was a child, it was a matter of pride that I could plow through a Nancy Drew story in one afternoon, and begin another in the evening. . . . I was probably trying to impress the librarians who kept me supplied with books. - Kathleen Norris
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed. - Booker T. Washington
A person who doesn’t understand both sides of an issue can’t relate to the side he is trying to sway, so his words will bounce off of them without leaving any impression. - Daniel Willey
It was an earthquake, tearing at the sons of America, trying to swallow them up. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful sons, that women had reared, had kissed and screamed at, and that fathers had stared intently in their cots, to see themselves in the wondrous mirrors of their babies. - Sebastian Barry
While it is good to apologize and ask forgiveness from God, it’s just as important (perhaps more so) to extend it towards the person you wronged. Becoming a better person or trying to make amends with the universe only works when you start with the one you owe it to. - Donna Lynn Hope
All marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems. - Shelley Winters
I don't know the rules of grammar. If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language. - David Ogilvy
Being the Novelist-in-Residence at a riad hotel in the kasbah of an Arabic North African city is a lot like trying to write one’s memoirs on shreds of napkins in a nuthouse. - Roman Payne
Let us die trying. - Velma Wallis
The paint is drying, and time is dying. The pain is crying, lying on my back, trying to get back the time, to brushstrokes too fast, wet went dry and love went dull; now I live in a portrait I never painted. - Anthony Liccione
This sweet-bitter scentIs still making me faintEnduring the painThat makes me insane.Trying to smile everydayTo hide the feelings I bearHide in bed and layPraying to ease the fear.The scent of perfumeIs the reason of my consciousnessIt wakens the inner loomAnd brings back the memories. - angie pandan
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. - Nelson Mandela
The TSA must think we're mushrooms. You know, the way they are trying to keep us in the dark, and the way they keep feeding us a fertilizing agent that comes from the south end of a north-bound cow. - Douglas Wilson
All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts. - Lloyd Alexander
He loved her in spite of her unlovableness. Armande had many trying, thought not necessarily rare, traits, all of which he accepted as absurd clues in a clever puzzle. - Vladimir Nabokov
Never give upNever lose hope.Always have faith,It allows you to cope.Trying times will pass,As they always do.Just have patience,Your dreams will come true.So put on a smile,You’ll live through your pain,Know it will pass,And strength you will gain. - Charlie Remiggio
Try to be friends with those who are trying to be friends with Allah swt. - Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed
When we look up at the sky, we are trying to find the way back to ourselves - Jostien Gaarder
One of my greatest failures: I was trying to cut a piece of moment so that I could erase it.One of my greatest achievements:I have learnt to ignore my futureless past. - Munia Khan
To try to cure unemployment by inflation rather than by adjustment of specific wage-rates is like trying to adjust the piano to the stool rather than the stool to the piano. - Henry Hazlitt
I'm the world's least happy atheist. I miss having religious faith, but trying to have it seems like trying to be in love with someone that you're not in love with. - Lisa Williams
Trust that your child is trying to be the best he can be and that he will do this more readily without your criticism. Know that he usually sees his own faults without you continually pointing them out.
Life is like sex. It’s not always good, but its always worth trying. - Pamela Anderson
I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether. - Socrates
Life is not trying to entertain us, it's trying to teach us. - Seth Adam Smith
In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season. - Bill Vaughan
Cease trying to work everything out with your mind. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a Revelation. - Eileen Cady
Trying Will Not Lead Into Actions, You Have To Do It - Marieke Stoop
When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'. - Groucho Marx
They spoil every romance by trying to make it last for ever. It is a meaningless word, too. The only difference between a caprice and a lifelong passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer. - Oscar Wilde
There's the light. There's the dark. And there's that bit in between... where you're trying to find the switch.Think about where you are. - Isis Sky
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. - Rick Cook
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right. - H. L. Mencken
look, tiny - i’m trying to be on my best behavior, but you have to understand - i’m always standing on the edge of something bad. and sometimes someone like you can make me look the other way, so that i don’t know how close i am to falling over. but i always end up turning my head. always. - David Levithan
Give me loveGive me loveGive me peace on earthGive me lightGive me lifeKeep me free from birthGive me hopeHelp me cope, with this heavy loadTrying to, touch and reach you with,heart and soul - George Harrison
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie
I won't lie—I don't care.And you should quit trying to deceive yourself because I can tell by the way you show no desire to do anything but complain about the issue that you don't honestly care either. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Too often, people are trying to fill the God-size hole in their heart with a person instead of God. A person is too small and too imperfect andwill never be able to do it. Once God fills it, then there's plenty of room for the right person. - Laurel Hawkes
Writers aren't exactly people.... They're a whole bunch of people trying to be one person. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
A psychiatrist once told me early in treatment, Stop trying to make me like you, and what a sobering and welcome smack in the face that statement was. Yet somehow, every day of my life is still a campaign for popularity, or better yet, a crowded funeral. - John Waters
Today, a successful Congressman has the fundraising ability of a hooker trying to raise cab fare home....
All of the years I spent trying to be someone you could be proud of would have been better spent being proud of myself for who I already was. - Paula Heller Garland
Often we don't even realize who we're meant to be because we're so busy trying to live out someone else's ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny. - Oprah Winfrey
oh, my God," I whispered. "But how did they get my photo?Alex tapped his mouth with his thumb. "That ...book with everyone's picture in it, that you have in high school.""Yearbook," I said. Was he trying to be funny? But of course he was right; that's exactly where it was from. - L.A. Weatherly
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success. - Zig Ziglar
We can't understand the solutions other people arrive at until we understand the problems they are trying to solve. - Brandon J Brown
You don’t need to wait for God to show up, in order to be rescued from your bad situation. God has been trying to get your attention for a really long time. - Shannon L. Alder
Don't let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don't like them. - Stacy London
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time. - H. L. Mencken
I realize that a writer's business is setting fire to Piggy Sneed-and trying to save him-again and again; forever. - John Irving
said that his quest is simply "trying to understand the mind of God". - Stephen Hawking
When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young. - Maya Angelou
Quit hating and trying be like the next man. Get on your own grind & be better than the next man, whether you gotta hustle, work a job or whatever just do you. - Surgeo Bell
Logic is trying to trick my mind into believing that what my heart is saying, is a lie ~ That's why I'll scream it loud and clear, Your heart knows what your mind won't always hear. - Nikki Rowe
This is the story of a girl gone mad while trying to find a little bit of love. - Charlotte Eriksson
Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out? - Ian Wallace
Studying the rule of law won't make a great litigator. It is the act of trying cases in real courtrooms with real plaintiffs and defendants and judges and juries, week after week and year after year that develops lawyers into top trial attorneys. - Marian Deegan
Is Virgin you trying to fathom me - Jack Kerouac
But that was the cruelty of fate, whether you were dying at sea or simply trying to get through high school. Sometimes fate kissed you. Sometimes it snubbed you. Sometimes it passed you a love note, and that note was a lie. - Kathy Parks
Your unconscious mind is trying to figure out how to talk to your conscious. - David Morehouse
Want a reliable road to emotional and spiritual suicide? Spend your life trying to fit in. - Brandon Mull
When you are truly awakened, you have completely stopped trying to become awakened. You simply are. You know that you did not locate awakening; awakening located you. - Enza Vita
The biggest mistake brands make are trying to sell their stuff rather than clarifying what people are actually buying. - David Brier
I will either adamantly prioritize my agendas at the expense of the truth, or I will consistently bring my agendas into unrelenting obedience to the truth. And if for some reason you’re trying to determine who I truly am, the choice I make will tell you. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I kept trying to talk myself out of my second thoughts when they were trying to help me. My advice? When it comes to relationships, second thoughts should be promoted. - Deb Caletti
Encourage anyone who is trying to improve mentally, physically, or spiritually. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
There’s a fine line between trying to be everything your mate wants you to be and wanting to be loved for who you are. - Brownell Landrum
It [economics] is the study of how people, companies, and societies allocate scarce resources. Which happens to be the same puzzle you and your spouse are perpetually trying to solve: how to spend your limited time, energy, money and libido in ways that keep you smiling and your marriage thriving. - Paula Szuchman ; Jenny Anderson
I am always trying to figure God out so that I can figure Him in. But after a while I figure that I should just let God be God, and figure that He’ll figure it all out anyway. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. - Dale Carnegie
You don't know what it is to stay a whole day with your head in your hands trying to squeeze your unfortunate brain so as to find a word. - Gustave Flaubert
your life mustn't be a closet for dirty laundry coz you will have a smelly and messy life...Yeah no matter how much you trying to clean up,the smell won't go away until you put away the "dirty laundry - Duinkie Tracey Ncitha
The crickets still sing in October. And lilly, she's trying to bloom. Tho she's resting her head on the shoulder of death, she still shines by the light of the moon. - Kevin Dalton
I was thinking of how sometimes, trying to say the right thing to people, it's like some kind of brain surgery... - M.T Anderson
Striking a balance in life is tough, but trying to strike balance and remain fair in the face of imbalance and oppression is even tougher. - Aisha Mirza
Trying to fall out of love is like trying to climb a mountain. Blindfolded, on crutches, naked in a hail storm. - Louise Caiola
Open your mind a little, don't believe everything you hear, see or read, the world is so caught up in trying to avoid the topics that matter that you'll lose yourself trying to become like it. - Nikki Rowe
If we try to run the economy for the benefit of a single group or class, we shall injure or destroy all groups, including the members of the very class for whose benefit we have been trying to run it. We must run the economy for everybody - Henry Hazlitt
Don’t waste your life trying to fill up a hollow or a hollow be filled up because it not only makes your life shallow but your conscious hollow. - Amit Abraham
You're all so busy trying to be tough that you've forgotten how to be brave. - K. Towne Jr.
Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent? - Dave Barry
I was not predicting the future, I was trying to prevent it. - Ray Bradbury
My soul has always remembered you, my mind is just trying to catch up. - Nikki Rowe
A long time ago, I gave up trying to understand how other people think. - Dr Margaret Aranda
I’ve realized the most effective writing and living are done when we are willing to be vulnerable. I think we spend most of our lives trying to cover up our insecurities. - Katie Kiesler
Jail's are a spooky place," remarked Bill, trying to match the pace of detective Adam."Oh that is nothing in front of the ultimate fear" replied detective Adam."Ultimate fear?""Funny thing that, the ultimate fear is also the ultimate relief.""Which is?""Death - Rao Umar Javed
Really, I'm trying to care, Artemis, really. But I thought it was all supposed to be over when the fat lady sings. Well, she's singing, but it doesn't appear to be over - Eoin Colfer
JEWS-HARP, n. An unmusical instrument, played by holding it fast with the teeth and trying to brush it away with the finger. - Ambrose Bierce
The best way is not to fight it, just go. Don't be trying all the time to fix things. What you run from only stays with you longer. When you fight something, you only make it stronger. - Chuck Palahniuk
Taking care of yourself isn’t about trying to become perfect. It’s about realizing and honouring,in every moment, thatyou already are. - Vironika Tugaleva
She glared at me like she was about to punch me, but then she did something that surprised me even more. She kissed me."Be careful seaweed brain." She said putting on her invisible cap and disappearing.I probably would have sat there all day, trying to remember my name, but then the sea demons came. - Rick Riordan
Every poem I write falls short in some important way. But I go on trying to write the one that won’t. - Dorianne Laux
No occupation in this world is more trying to soul and body than the care of young children. What patience and wisdom, skill and unlimited love it calls for. God gave the work to mothers and furnished them for it, and they cannot shirk it and be guiltless. - Isabella MacDonald Alden
If we can just let go and trust that things will work out they way they're supposed to, without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment more fully. The joy of the freedom it brings becomes more pleasurable than the experience itself. - Goldie Hawn
Remember: If someone's trying to pull you down that means they're already beneath you. - Karen Salmansohn
Well, that's your opinion, isn't it? And I'm not about to waste my time trying to change it. - Lady Gaga
As a teen, you're constantly trying to figure out who you are... But it's okay not to know right now. Your whole life you're going to be growing and changing.
Don't marry a rich man. Marry a good man. He will spend his life trying to keep you happy. No rich man can buy that! - Staness Jonekos
It's not so easy when you're trying to win a war against the heart - Collen Hoover
...trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back. A fundamental component of the plan is missing and it isn't going to work. - Allie Hyperbole and a Half
Productivity is about looking forward. Looking back too much, or trying to be too much of a perfectionist, can destroy that productivity. So keep going. Keep creating. Keep building. - Audrey Moralez
The torturer was wheeling around the room, shrieking, holding his impaled hand, which had a pen sticking out of it. The guard by the door was in paroxysms of laughter. Frey had crumpled the confession into a ball and was trying to get it into his mouth to eat it, but couldn't quote reach. - Chris Wooding
Life is not about growing old and dying. Life is about growing and trying. - Raven Moore
I put my hands behind my head and lay on my back, trying to hold on to the memories of my family. Their faces seemed to be far off somewhere in my mind, and to get to them I had to bring up painful memories. - Ishmael Beah
Love yourself enough to give what matters every chance of working by communicating as well as you possibly can, and trying for as long as you wish. - Jay Woodman
When something seems wrong in your life, the only way to have resolution with it is to let it go. Trying to make it right keeps it wrong. - Beth Johnson
What patients seek is not scientific knowledge that doctors hide but existential authenticity each person must find on her own. Getting too deeply into statistics is like trying to quench a thirst with salty water. The angst of facing mortality has no remedy in probability. - Paul Kalanithi
It used to be about trying to do something. Now it's about trying to be someone. - Margaret Thatcher
If not us, then who? Who's going to stand when everyone else kneels? Who's going to argue for the law even when there's no justice to be had? Who's going to try even when the trying is too damn hard? - Sebastien de Castell
Maturity: knowing where you're crazy, trying to warn others of the fact and striving to keep yourself under control. - Alain de Botton
Life is amazing, don't wreck yourself trying to figure it out, cause its just that simple. - Alysha Millet
Who should we be trying to make the most proud? Our family? Our friends? Our teachers or bosses? What about the one who molded us out of the earth itself, who formed us like clay, and instilled within us the very breath of life that shaped the universe? - James D. Maxon
Depression is like war. You either win or you die trying. There's no in between. - Kota
The only reason a true friend won't be there to pick you up is because they are lying beneath you from trying to break your fall. - Tommy Cotton
The Major only glanced at the newspaper these days, tired of trying to comprehend a situation which defied comprehension, a war without battles or trenches. - J.G. Farrell
You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie
We spend so long trying to be what other people want,that when we look in the mirror,we see a stranger. - Anthony T. Hincks
To horses, everyday is a new day to survive. It's a natural instinct. They don't think of the past or the future, only the present. So in terms of trying to teach your horse or build a special bond, patience is the key to every stall's door. - Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum
Child, you’ve been trying to drown your sorrows for some time now. And the problem with that plan is, you can’t drown sorrows. They’re good swimmers. They’re gonna float back up to the top and be bobbing right where you left them last night. - Terri Lee
A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about. - Woodrow Wilson
I am quite a wise old bird, but I am no desert hermit who can only prophesy when his guts are knotted with hunger. I am deep in the old man’s puzzle, trying to link the wisdom of the body with the wisdom of the spirit until the two are one. - Robertson Davies
If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be - Maya Angelou
Sometimes we can spend too much time trying to fix our life that we forget to live. - Shannon L. Alder
Having been an English literary graduate, I've been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since. I think the idea of art kills creativity. I think media are at their most interesting before anybody's thought of calling them art, when people still think they're just a load of junk. - Douglas Adams
Before you rush off trying to see everything you can, educate yourself. - Jonathan Safran Foer
Too many writers are trying to write with too shallow an education. Whether they go to college or not is immaterial...a good writer needs a sense of the history of literature to be successful as a writer. - James Kisner
Before passing judgementon someone’s choices,stop and look at the questionsthey were trying to answer. - Domonique Bertolucci
Sometimes, some of you speak about god, and I mistake him for an abusive lover you're trying to escape. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The key to happiness? Find someone who would rather you be happy than themselves and then you treat them the same way. That way, no matter what, you are both trying to insure the OTHER person's happiness and in turn, yours is undeniable. - Sharon Swan
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. - Alan Watts
I'd ask [God] why he keeps trying to kill us all with disease, pestilence, and natural disasters. I'd ask why 99% of all species there ever were are now extinct -- if God works in mysterious ways, that way is mysteriously genocidal. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
With friends, if you keep making an effort to reach out and you keep getting hurt, you eventually stop trying. But it's much harder to give up on family. Somewhere deep down you want it to work so badly that you keep making the same mistake over and over again. - Tori Spelling
alone but trying to survive alone. - Ujjawal Patel
I do not take advice or listen to the words of hypocrites or beings that are not self-realized. It's nothing personal. I am simply no fan of beings that try to sound wise, while trying to mask their imbecility. - Lionel Suggs
Memories come back, pressing in on you, like ghost faces in the darkness pushing up the glass, trying to get into the lit room. - Julia Green
Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own. - Logan Pearsall Smith
Though one should be prepared to vomit rather frequently and disport with pink elephants and assorted grotesqueries while trying often unsuccessfully to make one's way to the toilet.
Avoid judging others by trying to understand others and their concepts of love and care. - Debasish Mridha
I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man. - Albert Camus
Some disabled people spend a significant amount of their energy on trying to come across as abled or as not that disabled. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When I stopped trying to block my sadness and let it move me instead, it led me to a bridge with people on the other side. I learned that sadness does not sink a person; it is the energy a person spends trying to avoid sadness that does that. - Barbara Brown Taylor
Instead of trying to hide yourself from the world, make it your signature trait. Make what most people think to be the worst of you become something your proud of. - Auliq Ice
God is really only another artist, he made the elephant, giraffe and cat. He has no real style but keeps trying new ideas. - Pablo Picasso
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. - Douglas Adams
People thank God when God no longer sits on the throne. The angels descend down to deliver miracles because they are trying to maintain the face of God. In the end, you must place your hopes and prayers with the angels. It has become quite sad in Heaven without its puppet master. - Lionel Suggs
I think reading is a gift. It was a gift that was given to me as a child by many people, and now as an adult and a writer, I'm trying to give a little of it back to others. It's one of the greatest pleasures I know. - Ann M. Martin
Antonym, n.: The opposite of the word you're trying to think of. - Unknown
We are also not what others think of us. Our reputations do not define our true worth. Every person we know has an opinion of us. We drive ourselves crazy wondering what those opinion are and trying to change the ones that aren’t favorable. - Toni Sorenson
A dam doesn't try to reason with the water. Its main purpose is to hold it still for a while. When I lecture my kids I'm doing much the same thing. I'm not trying to necessarily reason with them, just hold them still for a short while. - Spuds Crawford
There are no whole truths; all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil. - Alfred North Whitehead
I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying. - Michael Jordan
A loser is one who has "given up on his dreams",so long as you are trying, you haven't lost yet! - Manmohan Singh
I am going to open myself up to all that is superior in the world and beyond and I am going to spend time trying to take delight in things! Not finding ruin in them! If the ruin of you is what you look for, the ruin of you is what you are going to find! - C. JoyBell C.
No gains are ever achieved without first taking the risk of trying. - Norma Gail
You're all trying to figure out what went wrong inside my head. Fucking idiots. You'll never crack the code that's inside my head. You'll never get into my castle. You'll never even get past the gate. - Brent Runyon
You really love her don't you," she said.With all my heart."She looked as sad as I'd ever seen her.What's your heart telling you to do?"I don't know."Maybe", she said gently,"You're trying to hard to hear it. - Nicholas Sparks
Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing. - L. M. Montgomery
We are constantly trying to be noticed that we don't notice other people. - Teal V
Whether you are trying to finish a race or a book or that hard conversation you've been avoiding, the training leading up to that event is what makes it possible to face the fear & walk forward anyway. Quit complaining about discipline & start seeing it as a powerful tool for courageous living. - Annie F. Downs
Catch the life with the agility of a dog trying to get a hold of the flying Frisbee! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Don't give up when you still have something to give. Because nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying, - Austin Mahone
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. - Hannah Whitall Smith
The best thing to do when someone is trying to argue with you is to repeatedly state "Stay Away" and video record the entire event. You may need that video for the police afterwords when the aggressor starts fabricating fantasies about the event. - Steven Magee
Your pain is trying to tell you something. It is not an accident, a curse, or an inconvenience. Pain is a form of self-communication. - Vironika Tugaleva
I will never be a loser. Never. Because I will never stop trying to be better. - Toni Sorenson
Those trying moments teach us to desire greatness in ourselves and wider humanity. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
Inner positivity requires when you are trying to achieve your goal!! - Gargi Vyas
Come on guys, you cant fight like this forever""Actually," Simon said, raising his hand,"I can".Jace made a weird noise and I realized he was trying not to laugh-which by the way, wasn't working. - Cassandra Clare
Don't waste too much time trying' to be a better man, ' cause you ain't never gonna be one without a good woman. - Mark Roberts
If I fail, I should not fail for lack of trying, but in spite. - Lakshmy Menon Chatterjee
Am I a friend or a prospect? Imagine how much kinder life would be if people put as much effort into befriending others instead of trying to sell them something. - Donna Lynn Hope
Keep trying; failures increase the probability of success. - Ken Poirot
Stop trying to explain yourself. People only understand things from their level of perception; within the parameters of their agreement with reality. Save your energy. - Steve Maraboli
All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the word. - Martin Luther
How we feel is not who we are. We might feel like failures, but as long as we are still trying, we are not failures. We are works in progress. - Toni Sorenson
Writers often torture themselves trying to get the words right. Sometimes you must lower your expectations and just finish it. - Don Roff
God has called His creation to find satisfaction in a personal relationship with Him, and stop trying to manage the world by conforming it to our expectations, and to allow Him to govern His creation. He continues to say through an ancient Hebrew worship song, "Be still and know that I am God! - Charles R. Swindoll
If you want to do something great, remember someone out there trying already to get that, I want you to be that some one. - Sivaprakash Sidhu
Unhappy people do the oddest, most terrible things, just trying to keep despair at bay. All you have to do is accept them...go around them...take evasive action. - Geraldine McCaughrean
Don't waste your time trying to win people over that can never be won over. - Joel Osteen
So, your kids must love the iPad? I asked Mr. [Steve] Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. They haven’t used it, he told me. We limit how much technology our kids use at home. (Nytimes article, Sept. 10, 2014) - Nick Bilton
Really it was like trying to solve a crime in the Stock Exchange, the way the mildest mention of sex interrupted business. - Peter Dickinson
I no more believe in simplistic solutions than I do in simplistic identieties. The world is a complex machine that can't be dismantled with a srewdriver. But that shouldn't prevent us from observing, from trying to understand, from discussing, and sometimes suggesting a subject for reflection. - Amin Maalouf
Understanding life is like trying to put together a puzzle with pieces that don't fit. - Dave Guerrero
Raising interest rates is voo-doo. You can't deal with a global system problem by trying to solve it with this. - Stafford Beer
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. - Jack London
Sometimes people are shocked by what I do, but I'm not trying to be liked, I speak my mind and I don't care what people think. I truly do not compromise on who I am. - Nuno Roque
I was just trying to open the doors... but walls fell down - Saket Assertive
We are only failures in life when give up and stop trying.If you fail, get up and try again. - Lailah Gifty Akita
They all have excellent resumes... So what I’m trying to find out is how they will behave under pressure. - Hyman G. Rickover
Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature. - Emmett F. Fields
In pioneer days they used oxen for heavy pulling, and when one ox couldn't budge a log, they didn't try to grow a larger ox. We shouldn't be trying for bigger computers, but for more systems of computers.
Everyone gets forgotten because of Alzheimer's, ignored because of ignorance about oneself and replaced because of trying to stay in the same place. - Amit Abraham
Doing comedy for a living is, in a lot of ways, like a pony and a camel trying to escape from the zoo. It’s a ridiculous endeavor and has a low probability of success, but most importantly, it is way easier if you’re with a friend. - Amy Poehler
I have some bad news. Bjork cannot be here tonight. She was trying on her Oscar dress and Dick Cheney shot her. - Jon Stewart
Don't waste your time trying to understand why other people are happy with their choices; spend your time making sure you are happy with you own. - Robert J Braathe
English is only a weak second language, so that the third language--which at the moment is getting the most play, since French is what I speak, read, and hear almost 24/7--is trying to take over the no. 2 spot. - Apol Lejano-Massebieau
Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself. The principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. - Richard Feynman
Saving a worthy relationship is easier than trying to start a new one. - Dennis E. Adonis
Today, childhood is trying to find his future in the trash. - Tanmaya Guru
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well. - Jeff Bezos
Understanding Scripture in a language other than the heart language in which we think and experience emotion is "like trying to eat soup with a fork. You can get a little taste, but you cannot get nourished. - William Cameron Townsend
Wars are an outdated way to try to solve conflicts, which is unacceptable in the 21st century. Instead of trying to conquer yourself, wars are an unconscious way to try to conquer life. Wars are an unconscious way to try to conquer death, which is the basic fear in the West. - Swami Dhyan Giten
You seem to look upon depression as the hand of an enemy trying to crush you…Do you think you could see it instead as the hand of a friend, pressing you down to the ground on which it is safe to stand? - Parker J. Palmer
Sometimes things will not go as planned, but don't lose hope. Stay focused on whatever you are trying to accomplish. There will be a breakthrough soon. Understand that all things take time. You may not be there yet, but you're on the right path towards success. - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
A sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark, "You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing." - Sir Arnold Bax
Trying something new is like daring to speak a foreign language, you bite your tongue at first, memorize and thereafter sing it as if you were pretending to be unacquainted. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Nothing's perfect, the world's not perfect, but it's there for us, trying the best it can. That's what makes it so damn beautiful. - Roy Mustang
We all go through our entire lives not knowing. Wondering. Trying.Untile we sleep. - David Gaider
Self-improvement comes mainly from trying to help others. - John Templeton
A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? - George Orwell
Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct. - Chuck Palahniuk
You can't get away from yourself, or can you? So why are you trying to... - O. Stephen Peart
I have a RAGING SEA inside of me, trying to break free from ALL of me. - Joanna Brandow
I learnt to test the size of my brain..by trying this simple thought ! Look out for the good things, not the faults.It takes a good deal bigger sized brain to find out what is not wrong with people and things than to fins out what is wrong!!! - Abha Maryada Banerjee
Instead of trying to understand Life, we must live it. Create a reason to Live and progress on that path every day. - RVM
The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go. - C. JoyBell C.
Never start with a clear idea of storyline. Instead, commence blindly, with a vague notion of trying to include a reference to your favourite band, gift shop, or chocolate bar. - Alan C. Martin
I'm just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious. - David Letterman
My wife is always trying to get rid of me. The other day she told me to put the garbage out. I said to her I already did. She told me to go and keep an eye on it. - Rodney Dangerfield
For too many centuries women have been being muses to artists. I wanted to be the muse, I wanted to be the wife of the artist, but I was really trying to avoid the final issue that I had to do the job myself. - Anaïs Nin
Face it," Gary told her kindly. "You'll never catch up. You just do as much as you can and take the punishments without saying anything. Sometimes I wonder if that isn't what they're really trying to teach us--to take plenty and keep our mouths shut. - Tamora Pierce
Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s jobs with yesterday’s tools! - Marshall McLuhan
Forming Holiness with filthy hands and heart which leads to a disastrous future is like trying to impress or form when your life is without formation. - Peter Isekiigbe DE Rock
Art is the expression of appreciation of beauty real or imagined. It's also an examination of what it means to be alive with all its varied things, emotions, and experiences. We are forever trying to explain ourselves to the world or the world to ourselves. - Jay Woodman
We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges. - Sir Winston Churchill
Trying is the first step towards failure - Homer Simpson
All these pricks gathering around her body, trying to reach and pierce her rose. - Anthony Liccione
My feelings are a fact, not a personal delusion. They are valid for me. What business have you got trying to tell me how I ought to feel? - Elizabeth Peters
Nobody ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have while trying to write one. - Robert Byrne
That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder. - Bill Watterson
Dare to be different. Find the courage to stop looking for the approval of others, or trying to fit in. Just be the amazing being that you are. People who shine the light of who they truly are, are inspiring to others. - Eileen Anglin
Guarding your heart and protecting your dignity are a little bit more important than clarifying the emotions of someone who's only texting you back three words. I've learned that from trying to figure out people who don't deserve to be figured out. - Taylor Swift
I'm just trying to get in, it's not like I'm running for Jesus.
He wastes his time over his writing, trying to accomplish what geniuses and rare men with college educations sometimes accomplish. - Jack London
There is no such thing as objectivity. We are all just interpreting signals from the universe and trying to make sense of them. Dim, shaky, weak, static-y little signals that only hint at the complexity of a universe we cannot begin to understand. - Bones The Doctor in the Photo
Get busy living or get busy trying. Life will move forward with or without you. The question is; will you move forward in life without yourself? - Steven Cuoco
It was curious what trying to speak English had done lately to his mind; it reminded him of studying poetry in college, words gaining and losing their meaning, overlapping with images, the curious echo of ideas behind the words people used. - Jess Walter
Your wishes doesn't come true, because there is someone else who is wishing harder and trying harder for the same wish. - Amit Kalantri
Stop trying to be Perfect; And that makes you kosher Perfect. - Mohith Agadi
With the beginning of life, comes the thirst for truth, whereas the ability to lie is gradually acquired in the process of trying to stay alive. - Gao Xingjian
Ruminating about the past is like trying to drive backward to undo a car accident.
To enhance your experience and consciousness, your mind is always trying to understand everything that is going on around you. - Debasish Mridha
You try, you fail. You try, you fail. But only when you stop trying, do you really fail.- - Madam Leota
Trying to change others is a smokescreen, start by changing yourself then others will copy from you. - Auliq Ice
People can waste a large amount of their time trying to be accepted by people. Sometimes, God meant for you not to fit. You never know, you may hold the unique perspective that when voiced or demonstrated will change generations. - Shannon L. Alder
real life nightmares kills me as an old man trying to escape from bad guilty memories who basically lives in the present. - Sil Vereecken
I have been in the shadows trying to hide from all my pain, but I realize that one day I will walk out the shadows with my head held high - Leian Joseph
Give death a better name or die trying. - Timothy Leary
She's an array of undiscovered words, of feeling beyond my threshold. I'm just a man, trying to hold himself together in her wake. - Hubert Martin
Sometimes when reading Goethe I have a paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.
People maybe smiling but look to the eyes because they can’t hide the sorrow, pain, and heartache they're trying to hide behind their smile. - Karon Waddell
We have yet to establish a permanent Mars colony for this reason: Trying to colonize Mars with humans is a known suicide mission that no one is talking about. - Steven Magee
- How about flipping a coin; she made a pretty remark and the two women turned around andlooked at her irritated.- That's right, go ahead, jock about it. You are not the one trying to change her heart, I am, and youknow damn well how painful that can be!Sand of Passion - Georgia Kakalopoulou
We don’t want to limit what God can do in our children by trying to parent them alone—Trust God to take care of them. - Stormie Omartian
Like trying to keep a fatman out of the refrigerator. 'Lila - Robert M. Pirsig
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. - Bill Cosby
When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don't eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.
I’ll take a shower.Want company?Enough, Blake. Ayden stood and backhanded the big guy’s chest.Just trying to do my Hexy Knight duty. How about we carpool tomorrow, babe? You could sit on my lap. I make a great seat belt.Shut up, Blake, Ayden and I said in unison. - A&E Kirk
People are not measured by their accomplishments, but by how many times they screw up trying to achieve them. - James McGregor
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale Carnegie
Before you try to keep up with the Joneses, be sure they're not trying to keep up with you. - Erma Bombeck
Too often, people are trying to fill the God-size hole in their heart with a person instead of God. A person is too small and too imperfect and will never be able to do it. Once God fills it, then there's plenty of room for the right person. - Laurel Hawkes
You could tell a lot about someone by the way they carried a secret-by how safe they kept it, how soon they told, the way they acted when they were trying to keep it from spilling out. - Jennifer E. Smith
Think about it: Here you are, two ambitious, opinionated, stressed-out adults, trying to live in the same house together, prosper together, maybe raise kids together, and, with any luck, take pleasure in spending the rest of your natural-born lives together. This is not easy. - Paula Szuchman ; Jenny Anderson
A moralist will be unsuccessful in trying to displace his love of the world by reviewing the ills of the world. Misplaced affections need to be replaced by the far greater power of the affection of the Gospel. - Thomas Chulmers
If you're not aiming at perfection, you're not trying hard enough. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
Kevin was sitting on the railing waiting patiently and looking up at the sky with his mouth agape in a totally comical way. Kayn walked up beside him and teased, Trying to catch flies? (The Children of Ankh series) - Kim Cormack
Nothing improves the memory more than trying to forget.
I see myself as Kiki de Montparnasse, trying to get Man Ray's attention. (Sofia Navarro, 7th July 2012). - Sofía Navarro
You try moving things with nothing but willpower. It's about as easy as trying to lasso a bull with a licorice whip."—from "Phantom's Veil - Richelle E. Goodrich
Previously, when I began to write this tale, I set out by saying that Mlle. Claude was a whore. She is a whore, of course, and I'm not trying to deny it, but what I say now is--if Mlle. Claude is a whore then what name shall I find for the other women I know? - Henry Miller
I realized up there that our planet is not infinite. It's fragile. That may not be obvious to a lot of folks, and it's tough that people are fighting each other here on Earth instead of trying to get together and live on this planet. We look pretty vulnerable in the darkness of space. - Alan Shepard
If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven; you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world. - Vance Havner
Why am I trying to be somebody? I am somebody. - Eric Christopher Jackson
By trying to understand everything, everything makes me dream - Gustave Flaubert
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The greatest mistake is trying to be m ore agreeable than you can be. - Walter Bagehot
And now, I'm just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time. - Lady Gaga
Trying to be more than human one becomes less. - Marty Rubin
I stopped living a long time ago, in order to simply exist. Now I am trying to leave existence, in order to step into nihility. - Lionel Suggs
You'll drive yourself crazy trying to control something that isn't yours to control. Let go. Free yourself. Allow your mind and energy to focus on something positive… to build something beautiful. - Steve Maraboli
Open your heart! Even in trying times. Relax. Breathe. Allow. Feel lighter, happier, and at peace. - Dawn Gluskin
While I was trying to write, I was trying to grow. - Whitaker Chambers
....life is the work of the spirit trying to have a human experience. - Holly Lynn Payne
He wondered if somewhere far off, defying the laws of science, Mitch's two screams were still echoing, if those vibrations had traveled into space, if they moved on and on like rays in a light-year. There might be other forms of life who were receiving the noise and trying to interpret the tones. - Jane Hamilton
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