Top 494 Trying Quotes

Here we have the best Trying Quotes from famous authors such as Dean Kamen, Jackee Harry, Zach Galifianakis, Arthur Miller, Sylvia Kristel. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

I've never regretted anything I've done, even the thing
I’ve never regretted anything I’ve done, even the things that I’ve failed at. I’ve often regretted not trying something really big, because you’ll never know.

Right now I am trying to be in a place of calm, a place where I can chill out and then handle the chaos of life better. You don’t just get it overnight; you have to work at it. It’s a daily struggle.

Jackee Harry
Hollywood‘s built on insecurity. People are trying to prove things. And I probably have that. I probably do. Probably guilty of it, in a way.

Well, all the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from.

The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance.

Sylvia Kristel
Gossip is a very dangerous tool. We should be more wary of the gossiper, and not the gossip they’re trying to relay to you.

Even a fool knows you can’t touch the stars, but it won’t keep the wise from trying.

Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying.

I’m not trying to be something that I’m not, and I think a lot of people can relate to that. They want something that’s real, and I think I give that to them.

As a bowler you need to keep an eye on what the batsman is trying to do till the last moment.

Working through experience is best for me, just being there and trying to get into the mode.

Art is inherently political. Even trying to make a film that has nothing to do with politics is, in and of itself, a political act.

My first book was called, ‘Mountain, Get Out of My Way,’ where I did an autobiographical sketch, if you will, looking back at myself and looking back at things in my life, and juxtaposing them against things that are happening in other people’s lives and trying to be motivational.

Courage and willingness to just go for it, whether it is a conversation or a spontaneous trip or trying new things that are scary – it is a really attractive quality.

I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.

I am a woman in process. I’m just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.

Most of my hobbies involve athletics and outdoor activities. I’m willing to learn about anything and converse and pick people’s brains, and I ask people to do the same. I’m into learning anything new and trying new stuff.

When I was on TV in the ’80s, I wasn’t thinking, ‘There’s a 10-year-old kid watching this and in 15 years, he’s gonna be doing stuff that was influenced by me.’ I was trying to get my five minutes together. So now that those people are comedians and they’re influenced by me – it’s bizarre.

I don’t feel like I have to be nice and apologetic all of the time. I’m trying to be strong and fierce.

Emma Mackey
I’m just trying to show people that I ain’t gotta ride off no movement. I can ride off myself.

I’m exhausted trying to stay healthy.

I’m concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.

With trans people, I just think you can’t help the way you are born, though. You know, it’s DNA, it’s genetics. I’m just glad people can do things about their own happiness. I think this thought process that they’re trying to wipe out women is a bit ridiculous – it’s a minority of people.

The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.

I think I’m still trying to find my feet as an actor. And I know it ain’t brain surgery, but it confuses me and it comes between me and my sleep a lot.

I like to see myself as a bridge builder, that is me building bridges between people, between races, between cultures, between politics, trying to find common ground.

How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.

Neville Chamberlain
Aging gracefully is one thing, but trying to slow it down is another.

I’m trying to figure out, Chairman of what Board? People come up to me and seriously say: ‘Well, what are you Chairman of?’ And I can’t answer them.

I’ve always been a fighter. If you tell me I can’t, I’ll die trying to prove you wrong.

I’m always interested in trying to investigate different personalities. I want to keep myself guessing and keep the fear element alive, so that I don’t get too comfortable.

This is just rap. I’m not trying to make people think I’m some sort of scientific wizard or inspirational poet.

I’m constantly trying to look at things from a different view and to put myself into some new perspectives to evolve myself, grow myself, and reinvent myself.

I was like the class clown in school so I guess I would say I did like the attention. In church I did a lot of plays, my mother made me play characters, do a lot of drama and acting, trying to become someone else. So it helped me create who I am, to create Snoop Dogg.

I mean, in my – and I’m not trying to do spilled milk, but in those days it was a little – I think it was much tougher, because you got an image, and you were in a saloon. And it was tough to come out of a saloon and to get in films, and to maintain an image, you know.

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.

People may think I’m trying something new by telling stories, but they’re just jokes connected to give the illusion of stories. But really, I just continue using my imagination and creating. That’s what I do.

I’ve spent about that amount of time trying to tell the public that there was purpose in… my business, my career and the roller coaster ride… how the people I associated with worked together.

Diahann Carroll
It’s the people who try to be clever who never are; the people who are clever never think of trying to be.

Gilbert Parker
I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this – never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening.

Alexander Fleming
I’m always trying to show versatility. I’m juggling, and I’m flipping fire, and I’m chewing gum and rhyming at the same time… on a unicycle, while playing the drums.

Being able to live my life transparently does empower me to feel like I can be myself more. It’s easier for me to flirt with girls now that girls know that I’m gay. It almost makes it a sexier encounter than if I was trying to pretend that I was straight.

The main tenet of design thinking is empathy for the people you’re trying to design for. Leadership is exactly the same thing – building empathy for the people that you’re entrusted to help.

David M Kelley
I don’t know why we have to put things in boxes of superlatives. That isolates them. Life is fluid, and the minute you start trying to put a line around something, it will deceive you and go away.

I have never moved away from my mainstay – trying to address all the environmental issues that come to me. I consult with law firms in the U.S., Australia, the U.K., Italy, Greece, and India to begin to address environmental disasters. I do motivational speaking.

When I played, I would never, ever try to run Reggie Miller off the line because I knew Reggie. If I ran at him, and I was trying to run him off the line, I was going to get kicked.

Rejection just motivates me to keep trying and to try to do better.

I don’t think I was a fine game coach. I’m trying to be honest. I think I was a good practice coach.

The problem with ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ was that it was designed to be a PG-13 movie. It was literally a horror movie for a younger generation. I was trying to do the film equivalent of teenage, young adult readers, and when they gave it an R rating, the movie couldn’t sustain an R.

I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn’t at the core of this two human beings who have agreed to be in a relationship where one is trying to help relieve the suffering of another, which is love, you can’t get to the right answer here.

Donald Berwick
Most of the time I spend when I get up in the morning is trying to figure out what is going to happen.

The BJP is trying to spread fire and violence across the country, and there is only one force that can stop it – the workers of the Congress and its leaders.

I’m working at trying to be a Christian, and that’s serious business. It’s like trying to be a good Jew, a good Muslim, a good Buddhist, a good Shintoist, a good Zoroastrian, a good friend, a good lover, a good mother, a good buddy – it’s serious business.

Renunciation – that is the great fact we all, individuals and classes, have to learn. In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others.

Beatrice Webb
I am only trying to improve as a player with each tournament, each game, each opportunity.

All you’re trying to do in an improvisation is get as much material as possible for the editing room.

Just like food, you could think peanut butter is your favorite food for 5,000 years and then be like, ‘I actually like burgers better’, you know? I was just trying to say that kids and people in general don’t have to label themselves and say, ‘I’m straight’ or ‘I’m gay’ or ‘I’m whatever.’

We’re trying to give a young man life lessonssacrifice, commitment, teamwork, self-confidence, self-esteem. That’s what this sport does for kids.

I’m ever-changing and always evolving, always trying new things.

I didn’t want to do it… I’d been trying to get out of TV for years!

Sally Kellerman
Liquid architecture. It’s like jazz – you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it’s a way of – for me, it’s a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city.

Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.

You can’t please everybody. You’d be crazy if you’re trying to. So take some time out to do some things for yourself.

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.

I want to be the voice of the people; black, white, everyday, oppressed people. A person trying to make it and to do it right.

If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.

Coleman Hawkins
I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty.

James A Garfield
I haven‘t lived a perfect life. I have regrets. But that’s from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen. The only thing that I can do with my regrets is understand them.

I’m trying to construct a world that maximises the probability that SpaceX continues its mission without me.

If we’re trying to build a world-class News Feed and a world-class messaging product and a world-class search product and a world-class ad system, and invent virtual reality and build drones, I can’t write every line of code. I can’t write any lines of code.

I don’t really believe in the mystery of cinematography – what happens in the camera is what the cinematographers create and all that nonsense – I want the director to see what I’m trying to do.

I haven’t heard Obama ask us for our consent when he’s trying to ram Obamacare down our throats.

Rafael Cruz
Forget trying to be sexy. That’s just gruesome.

I’m trying to be a comedian, you know?

I often find myself writing about people taking care of each other, or trying to.

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T Washington
We don’t know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we’d be bored, wouldn’t we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge.

As a Latino growing up in Spanish harlem, it’s not easy trying not to be hot-headed.

Erik Estrada
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.

And that’s the great thing about living the Christian life and trying to live by faith, is you’re trying to get better every day. You’re trying to improve.

People just overshoot trying to find God. They’re going outside and trying everything. They don’t realize that it’s right inside themselves.

Your subconscious mind is trying to help you all the time. That’s why I keep a journal – not for chatter but for mostly the images that flow into the mind or little ideas. I keep a running journal, and I have all of my life, so it’s like your gold mine when you start writing.

I’m not a propagandist, I’m not a polemicist; my primary interest is just looking at and trying to understand how animals work.

I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.

Ian Fleming
For all my life, I’ve been trying to tell Madam‘s story and really it’s a labor of love just to make sure people know about her and the empowerment she gave to other women.

Once an economy reaches a certain level of acceleration… the Fed is no longer with you… The Fed, instead of trying to get the economy moving, reverts to acting like the central bankers they are and starts worrying about inflation and things getting too hot.

London cabs always dis me. I purposefully give them a good tip because I’m trying to straighten up the image where they don’t want to pick up some shady-looking, bummy kid like myself. I’m trying to teach them that if you pick up the bummy-looking kid, you still get tipped, man. But they still jerk me around.

That’s what I’ve been trying to strive for – to draw a clear picture, to open up a new dimension.

I believe you only have one chance on this earth, and I’m just trying to live my life and do what makes me happy.

I’m trying my best to keep up with all this new technology, and I surround myself with all these wonderful people that are in the know and kind of help me out with all that.

I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.

I’m not trying to steal the show. I tend to shy away from – I don’t want to say the spotlight – how about responsibility? It’s just very daunting. These movies are very intimidating. ‘Captain America.’ This is the stuff I struggle with.

I was taught to confront things you can’t avoid. Death is one of those things. To live in a society where you’re trying not to look at it is stupid because looking at death throws us back into life with more vigour and energy. The fact that flowers don’t last for ever makes them beautiful.

Everybody’s a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We’re all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.

Fusion fashion – that’s what I’m inspired by, taking all these different cultures and then trying to put it together that a girl here would love to wear.

I like playing sport, and I like doing physical stuff. I like hiking and I like climbing and I like playing sport. I do a lot. But I don’t like the term ‘exercising.’ I feel like with sport, you’re playing games. But with exercise, you’re literally just trying to stop yourself from dying too young. It’s weird.

Women oftentimes are the ones making those economic decisions, sitting around the kitchen table and trying to figure out how to pay for rising gas prices or food prices or the health insurance costs. And I think that they see where they expect their leaders in Congress to also make those tough decisions.

Our strength as a nation comes in our unity. We are the United States of America, not the divided states. And those who want to divide us are trying to divide us, and we shouldn’t let them do it.

I think it helps to know where you’re at. I don’t want to be coming down 18 knowing I need to make par, and trying to force a birdie or doing something stupid.

Being yourself is one of the hardest things because it’s scary. You always wonder whether you’ll be accepted for who you really are. I decided to call my record ‘Inside Out’ because that’s my motto about life. I don’t think you ever succeed at trying to be anyone else but who you truly are.

I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work.

Alvin Ailey
Me and Kylie are sisters, but not everything we can always do together. She’s not trying to be a model. She’s trying to be more like a personality. We’re trying to kind of separate ourselves – not in a bad way!

Don’t bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.

Sandy Koufax
Good character consists of recognizing the selfishness that inheres in each of us and trying to balance it against the altruism to which we should all aspire. It is a difficult balance to strike, but no definition of goodness can be complete without it.

Strangely enough, as I explored these abandoned malls, I found myself acting like a kid all over again. At times jumping up on to nearby fountain ledges trying to balance myself as I became mesmerized all over again by the futuristic skylights that dangled fearlessly over my head.

My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It’s about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world.

Wynonna Judd
I think a lot of times people design restaurants with flash in mind. I think you should design restaurants with function in mind. Make sure it’s functional and works with what you’re trying to accomplish. Design can come later.

I always like to do the things that I think are right. I am not trying to be a model, I am trying to be myself and do the right things. If what I am doing is a model, or is an example, is the right example, I am very happy, but I don’t pretend that.

I just love cars; I’ve been like that since I was a kid. It’s an infatuation because we grew up poor. Cars was something we were always trying to get.

Birdman
I am always trying to improve and see my weakness and work on it.

Like the sand and the oyster, it’s a creative irritant. In each poem, I’m trying to reveal a truth, so it can’t have a fictional beginning.

We was just talking truth. We wasn’t trying to be political. We was just trying to be hip-hop artists.

MC Ren
So now I’m left with cigarettes, and I’m trying to scrape that off my shoe and then I’ll be done.

It’s like trying to pin down a kangaroo on a trampoline.

I created ‘You Can’t Stop Me’ without trying. There was nothing premeditated about that record.

I just always expect the best because I’m a competitor and if I’m competing, then obviously I’m trying to be better in everything.

It’s been very funny to try to act like an adult. Even getting dressed. Every day, I’m like, ‘Should I wear a blazer and walk around with an umbrella? Do I carry a briefcase?’ Because I’m trying to be some image of the adults I saw on TV growing up.

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.

You always have to keep evolving. You’re always trying to improve. If you’re at a standstill, you’re falling behind.

Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burden on the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living.

The young people I know judge leaders by their deeds and abhor hypocrisy. Inconsistency and point-scoring do not win respect. It’s not easy to be engaged in political debate when it is reduced to performers trying to outdo each other. Actions from leaders must mirror the values they claim to espouse.

I’m a student of patterns. At heart, I’m a physicist. I look at everything in my life as trying to find the single equation, the theory of everything.

They’re trying to tell us that we’re not right, so we have to buy their products. The number one cause of mental illness is not knowing who you are and you can’t know who you are if you don’t spend time honoring yourself, and living in the present.

Naomi Judd
I’m trying to keep my personal life personal. It’s very hard for me because I’m a very honest person.

David Arquette
I’m just trying to play my best and have fun.

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.

The truth is that cleaning up socks and trying to get someone to really listen to you is marriage. It’s less sweep you off your feet and more sweep the kitchen four times a day. Like everything good in life, it’s 98% back-breaking work and 2% moments that make the work worthwhile.

But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we’re trying to go toward a sense of realism – toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive and we’re mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques.

When I write songs, when I sing songs, I don’t have anybody in mind. I’m just trying to express what I think people are feeling.

You just have to keep the same mentality of trying to prove yourself every single day. But it’s a lot of easier when you have people telling you how bad you are than when people are telling you how good you are.

I’m fulfilling my dreams that I had as a kid every single day. That’s why I’m trying to enjoy it so much.

I use my film-making to work through my deep questions and my deep problems. I think I could watch each film and tell you exactly which part of my psyche I’m trying to work out.

The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.

I believe in forgiveness; I believe in trying to work with people.

A winner never stops trying.

Fame is something I think happens as a result of trying to do good work. If you’re trying to be famous, your work usually suffers.

I’m not trying to be this cool girl. If you’re trying to be something you’re not, it’s slowly going to bite you in the butt.

We buy too much stuff we just don’t need. We’re trying to look cute for next weekend when we ought to be thinking about the next decade.

What I’m trying to do is, is to make a significant difference in space flight. And help make space flight accessible to almost anyone.

I’m not trying to be different. To me, I’m just being myself.

Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence all have roots in illiteracy, so we’re trying to do something to help the poor and the needy.

I’m just sittin here trying not to be unhappy.

Lars Ulrich
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.

The value of beauty and inspiration is very much underrated, no question. But I want to be clear: I’m not trying to be anyone’s savior. I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.

The things I talk about and explain couldn’t happen – yet, they don’t seem impossible – you could say I talk about the world in an abstract perspective. But then, the world is basically insane – and it’s trying to pass itself off as being a sane place. I show it for what it is.

I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.

Tom Hopkins
My father once said, ‘If you’re in the desert and you’re dying of thirst, are you going to drink a glass of blood or are you going to drink a glass of water?’ I think what he was trying to say, interesting coming from my blood father, is sometimes there are people in your family that can be toxic.

The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly – to develop strategies of seeing and showing.

Edward Tufte
No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place.

Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.

A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.

I was never Mad Max. I was just Max who was trying to get the best result for the team.

We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present: unemployment, inflation… but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America.

Like most fathers, I would do anything for my children, and I’ve worked very hard at trying to be a good father. I want to give them education, security, everything I never had.

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.

Barry Goldwater
I like the challenge of trying different things and wondering whether it’s going to work or whether I’m going to fall flat on my face.

If you hear somebody say something absolutely horrendous about their own life, in quite a flippant, offbeat kind of way, when you meet people clearly trying to be strong and brave, the ones who are really good at it are the ones who break my heart the most.

At least international media can see how I am trying to change the typical orthodox mindset of people who don’t want to come out of their shells of false beliefs and old practices.

I’m just trying to make music everybody can get happy to and vibe to and turn up to. So long as I keep making good music, everything’s going to be OK.

I’m trying to show everybody that I’m a girl, and I’m five foot four, and you can do anything you want, no matter your gender. It’s your world, too!

Everyone spends their lives trying to balance their world between good and evil.

We should be trying to make education less expensive, not more.

Bob Inglis
History isn’t just the story of bad people doing bad things. It’s quite as much a story of people trying to do good things. But somehow, something goes wrong.

Gay, straight, whatever – none of that actually matters when you’re fighting someone. Not what you have in your bank account, what you drive, what sex you are, none of it. I think that’s the message the UFC has been trying to push.

I don’t care what people think of me, unless they think I’m mean or something, but I don’t care if they think I’m like someone else because I know I’m not – I’m a total weirdo. I’m not selling a dream; I’m not selling fame like it is some sort of fantastic thing. I’m just trying to sell music and get on with my real life.

A transvestite spends her entire life trying to look as feminine as possible and I have clearly spent mine celebrating my masculinity.

For me, the most interesting people are ones who often work against their best interests. Bad choices. They go in directions where you go, ‘No no no nooo!’ You push away someone who is trying to love you, you hurt someone who’s trying to get your trust, or you love someone you shouldn’t.

If we get out there trying to be inspirational, then we probably won’t be.

People change with time. There are things that happened to a person in his childhood and years later they seem to him alien and strange. I am trying to decipher that child. Sometimes he is a stranger to me. When you think about when you were 14, don’t you feel a certain alienation?

People thought I was trying to say that women had no say, no rights. I was not saying that. I was saying that women had a role, a duty. When they want to have a say in government – though in Africa they are not expected to do that – they are not discouraged. They can do what they want to do.

I’m trying to talk to my kids in Japanese, because I’m not a pro English speaker. My wife speaks to them in English. That’s her first language. I don’t want my kids to feel the same as me when I was studying English. It was so frustrating.

Miyavi
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.

There is a huge difference between failing and failure. Failing is trying something that you learn doesn’t work. Failure is throwing in the towel and giving up. True success comes from failing repeatedly and as quickly as possible, before your cash or your willpower runs out.

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on.

One of the difficulties for me is that I’m naturally very skinny, so the problem that I have is trying to keep weight on, put weight on. I have to eat six, seven times a day, and I have to have a lot of carbohydrates to try and fatten me up so I have something to turn into muscle.

Just really, really believe in what you’re trying to do. Don’t let people alter that. Let people advise you and lead you down paths to make smart business decisions. But trust your instinct and trust that overwhelming drive that made you put all your dreams and everything on the line.

I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that, at this moment of history, feminism is humanism.

Judy Chicago
Always trying new things is always more fun, and it can be scary, but it’s always more fun in the end.

The average attention span of the modern human being is about half as long as whatever you’re trying to tell them.

I’ve had a blessed life. I’ve pulled back from trying to control my destiny and gone back to accepting whatever fate has in store for me. I live for today because I don’t know what’ll happen tomorrow.

Sometimes you’re trying your best and you still can’t find a solution, but I try not to waste my life living in a dark place.

When I’m singing, it’s a mixture of my innocence in the projects, my mom and dad. It’s all the good and the bad, the laughs and the frowns that I went through and seen other people go through. Then you be trying to write it. Whatever’s coming out, you try and make it all cool.

I’m never satisfied. I’m always trying to get better and learn from my mistakes.

When you deal with a person who’s experiencing dementia, you can see where they’re struggling with knowledge. You can see what they forget completely, what they forget but they know what they once knew. You can tell how they’re trying to remember.

I try to associate myself as just being myself – and being a person, an American citizen, going out there every day and just trying to be successful.

The secret of my success is that I make other people money. And, never ever, ever, ever be ashamed about trying to earn as much as possible for yourself, if the person you’re working with is also making money. That’s life!

What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.

The thing that we are trying to do at facebook, is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently.

Don’t stop until you get where you’re trying to go.

To me, the All-Star Game is just another step. I try to take all my experiences and put them together. To make the NBA was something, and then to be recognized as an All-Star – although I don’t consider myself a star. I see myself as just trying to reach my potential as B. J.

I’m trying to find new ways to make this game more attractive.

Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.

Nadia Boulanger
Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.

I have a short time to play this game. I’m trying to get every ounce of it out of my body.

I definitely look up to Rihanna. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her, and she’s not afraid of taking risks and trying different things, whether it’s fashion or music. She’s all about what makes her comfortable.

My job is making money, helping other people make money. I am spending money, trying to make sure more people get rich, because you cannot spend a lot of money, right? So my job is spending money, helping others. This is a headache.

Your birth is a mistake you’ll spend your whole life trying to correct.

I usually find myself hiking in a place that not a lot of people go hiking, just trying to find some solitude. I like being out in the middle of nowhere. Not always, but it’s a good place to go to just reflect and think, and it’s something I really enjoy.

All my life’s about is cracking up people and them cracking me up and trying not to think about dying. That doesn’t cost very much money.

If you have an over-preoccupation with perception and trying to please people’s expectations, then you can go mad.

If you’re not making some mistakes, it probably means you’re not trying hard enough.

If I’ve ever regretted anything, it was putting all my eggs in one basket, holing up and kneeling at the altar of literature, instead of going out and at least reviewing, running around and trying to write for magazines. That would’ve been the intelligent thing to do, but I didn’t, and that was because of fanaticism.

I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental workings of the universe via a language devised for telling one another when the best fruit is.

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

I am trying to make my peace with the paparazzi.

When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people.

I’m always trying to do stuff I haven’t done before or challenge myself so I’m not resting on my laurels all of the time because if I just found my little niche and never left it, I’d be pretty boring, I think.

I’m just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious.

With each film, you are still trying to get the length and measure right. And failure is all about others’ perception of you. When you have one success, they think you know it all. But if you fail, they think they know it all.

Instead of trying to change people, we could change the world.

When we are trying to come up with new health laws, you bring doctors, you bring experts in medicine. In urban planning, you bring the best architects. How it is possible that when we are talking about the way we are going to feed America, no chef shows up in the room?

Music is its own language – if you don’t speak it, it’s hard to say what you’re trying to do.

You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.

I’m interested in what it means to be an American. I’m interested in what it means to live in America. I’m interested in the kind of country that we live in and leave our kids. I’m interested in trying to define what that country is.

Teachers are always trying to inspire people to do better, to learn, to grow. That’s what we do, and we’re proud of the success we’ve had here doing that, and it’s something we’ll certainly continue to do.

To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.

Stop trying to change reality by attempting to eliminate complexity.

My main goal is trying to win games and a championship.

The history of horror movies goes back a long way… of people trying to convincingly be terrified when looking at a piece of tape on the side of the camera box. I have a whole new respect for it.

Josh Hamilton
We have a lot of guests who are trying to take over the house and the owner of the house doesn’t like it.

Bad guys have always been my bag… I look mean without even trying.

Lee Van Cleef
Life is hard, and a lot of people come home tired from work. If they’re gonna spend half an hour reading, they want some entertainment and a sense of achievement. So that’s what I give them. That’s all I’m trying to do. Is that really so wrong?

We are a G20 country. One of the biggest world economies. We’re in the middle of three continents. Changing Saudi Arabia for the better means helping the region and changing the world. So this is what we are trying to do here. And we hope we get support from everyone.

I’m realizing for the first time, your life goes on while you’re trying to pursue this career. I saw my career as everything. But you have this life, too. Living your life fully, you come to know yourself better. You’ll find the place for it.

One night all the James Brown band was playing on stage and I look in the back and I could see Mick Jagger and Keith Richards trying to get in the club and they couldn’t get in cause it was to crowded.

I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you’re doing. You have to be a salesman, and you have to get your players, particularly your leaders, to believe in what you’re trying to accomplish on the basketball floor.

Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world?

Each day, I come in with a positive attitude, trying to get better.

I am a good boy. Sweet. I love to chill. I have a select set of friends, am big on house music, love Goa. I don’t read much. Though that is one habit I am trying to inculcate.

I just want to be healthy and stay alive and keep my family going and everything and keep my friends going and try to do something so that this world will be peaceful. That is the most ambitious and the most difficult thing, but I’m there trying to do it.

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?

The night before Tilbury, the Cordon Bleu gourmet dinner turned out Cordon Brown. Six out of ten to the chef for trying and ten out of ten to us for eating it.

Yeah, but if you’re not doing what everyone else is doing then you’re going to be misunderstood. People are going to wonder why you’re trying to be different; it’s just a natural instinct.

We’ve switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing, economics, politics – trying to play a serious part in the world – to a culture that’s really entertainment-based.

I see myself as a student. Trying to learn everything.

‘Mr. Majnu’ is just my way of saying that I am trying to start off from the basics.

I’ve always taken ‘The Wizard of Oz’ very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I’ve spent my entire life trying to get over it.

Ice skating is very difficult. It takes a lot of discipline and a lot of hard work. It’s fun, but you are there on the ice every morning freezing and trying to do these moves and these tricks.

Michelle Trachtenberg
I’ve always had questions about what it meant to be a protester, to be in the minority. Are the people who are trying to find peace, who are trying to have the Constitution apply to everybody, are they really the radicals? We’re not protesting from the outside. We’re inside.

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.

Hafez
If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened – as if somebody was trying to demote them.

The Labour party has, from the beginning, been made up of diverse factions; that’s its beauty – asking it to become cohesive is like trying to find one shampoo that will care for the hair of everybody in Angelina Jolie’s house.

I am a profound pessimist both about life and about human relations and about politics and ecology. Humans are inadequate and stupid creatures who sooner or later make a mess, and those who are trying to do good do a lot more damage than those who are muddling along.

It’s not difficult to take care of a child; it’s difficult to do anything else while taking care of a child. Trying to clean up the kitchen after you’ve had a baby is a nightmare because you have to wait for the baby to be asleep, you’re exhausted, and you really don’t want to clean up the kitchen now.

How much energy is wasted in Italy in trying to write the novel that obeys all the rules. The energy might have been useful to provide us with more modest, more genuine things, that had less pretensions: short stories, memoirs, notes, testimonials, or at any rate, books that are open, without a preconceived plan.

I didn’t do anything but write for six months after I got my publishing deal. That was just trying to get better and figure out my sound and the way I like to do it.

I just knew that was what I wanted to do. I was going to perform as a singer; I was going to perform as a dancer, and I was, you know, going to do movies and be an actress. I was going to do it or die trying. That’s what my life was.

I’m trying to learn how to tap into the power of my own being. I know it sounds corny.

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.

You want to play another kind of character in another genre, and it’s been something I’ve been trying to do if I can in the career so far, and it’s something I hope to continue because it’s interesting to me and you get to do different things as an actor.

I’m trying to do the best I can. I’m not concerned with tomorrow, but with what goes on today.

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.

O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.

You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to be a valuable person. You become valuable because of the knowledge that you have. And that doesn’t mean you won’t fail sometimes. The important thing is to keep trying.

You’re damned if you’re too thin and you’re damned if you’re too heavy. According to the press I’ve been both. Its impossible to satisfy everyone and I suggest we stop trying.

If you’re on the side of the oppressor, or you’re defending the oppressor, or you’re actually trying to humanize the oppressor, then that’s a problem.

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.

We’re still here trying to get the word out that 330 farmers are quitting every week.

What I’m trying to say is that for the average investor, what I would encourage them to do is to understand that there’s inflation and growth. It can go higher and lower and to have four different portfolios essentially that make up your entire portfolio that gets you balanced.

We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.

First, I’m trying to prove to myself that I’m a person. Then maybe I’ll convince myself that I’m an actress.

The idea of getting old is horrific, but I don’t want to make it worse by becoming a grotesque caricature. A lot of people have made that mistake of trying so hard to hang on to their looks that they make themselves look really scary.

I don’t have any particular recipe. It is the reason why doing research is challenging as well as attractive. It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck, you might find a way out.

Maryam Mirzakhani
He was a great man, my granddad, a very calm, logical and methodical guy. I suppose I’m trying to be more like him as I get older.

There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays to the devil.

You have to be confident in who you are and what you’re doing. Of course, you try to evolve. I would never tell you, ‘Today is the best I will ever be.’ I’m always trying to be a better chef, a better dad, a better person.

When I’m on stage, it’s really intense. My mind is going a million miles an hour, trying to remember my act, trying to say it all the right way. It’s funny how different it looks and how it’s happening. There are three Fellini circuses in my head, and outwardly it looks like I’m going to get a bagel.

All I’m trying to do is to keep going and keep evolving.

Many photographers feel their client is the subject. My client is a woman in Kansas who reads Vogue. I’m trying to intrigue, stimulate, feed her. My responsibility is to the reader. The severe portrait that is not the greatest joy in the world to the subject may be enormously interesting to the reader.

Irving Penn
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.

We’re trying to do for the national ¬≠security apparatus what FedEx did for the postal ¬≠service.

If you undermine people’s confidence, they turn up at the contest trying to get second place.

I’m trying to spread positive vibes.

You’re trying your best to make people laugh; then if you fail, they hate you. But your intent‘s the same. It’s not like you’re trying to do evil to them.

When teams are really out on me, I’m trying to drag them out as much as possible so my teammates can make plays.

For the first 50 years of your life the food industry is trying to make you fat. Then, the second 50 years, the pharmaceutical industry is treating you for everything.

Pierre Dukan
If my journey encourages and inspires people to never give up trying to do what they really want to do, I will be truly satisfied.

If all you’re trying to do is essentially the same thing as your rivals, then it’s unlikely that you’ll be very successful.

Nobody complains that Bernini’s sculptures are too darn real, right? Or that Norman Rockwell’s paintings are too creepy. Well, robots can seem real and be loved, too. We’re trying to make a new art medium out of robotics.

David Hanson
You know, I’ve been to some superstarshouses, and I’ve been really disgusted when I see their platinum discs hanging in the toilet. They’re just there on the walls glaring at you when you’re trying to be occupied with other things.

I have always been an attacking bowler, but I am trying my best to learn every day.

I constantly modify myself. There are downfalls to that because you are constantly trying to figure out who you are, but at the same time, I’m blessed with the lack of base paint on the canvas.

I’m just a simple man trying to make his way in the universe.

Temuera Morrison
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.

I have struggles in screenwriting that lead me to a third act that’s always more or less efficiently wrapped up in a fourth act that’s trying to give closure to too many things.

There just isn’t any pleasing some people. The trick is to stop trying.

Robert Mitchum
I found my sound through exploring. I was in the studio yelling, going low, trying things, and that’s how I found that I have a lot of sounds.

Trying to guess what the (mass) audience wants and then trying to satisfy that is usually a bad recipe for getting something good.

I made a point of eating so fast I never kept the other people waiting who generally ordered only chef’s salad and grapefruit juice because they were trying to reduce. Almost everybody I met in New York was trying to reduce.

I was putting on a stiff upper lip and trying to fulfill the obligations I thought were demanded of me, taking over my father’s role of taking care of my mother… and having to be the recipient of her confessions and emotions but of a delusional nature.

I’m trying to get low. People’s personalities can get in the way of their own work.

It’s all about trying to be very careful about what your next role or what your next move is gonna be. It’s all about trying to have longevity in this business and make smart choices.

Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.

Johannes Brahms
All of us that have teams want to pick the right people. I’ve thought a lot about that. In the NFL, we’ve got 13 scouts traveling the country. We’re trying to pick 22 year-olds coming out of college who will be successful in the NFL. It’s very hard to do. What I’ve learned is it’s always character first.

Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.

The Nation of Islam‘s main focus was teaching black pride and self-awareness. Why should we keep trying to force ourselves into white restaurants and schools when white people didn’t want us? Why not clean up our own neighborhoods and schools instead of trying to move out of them and into white people’s neighborhoods?

There’s room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you’re trying to be like somebody else, then there is isn’t.

Don’t violate your own code of values and ethics, but don’t waste energy trying to make other people violate theirs.

At the Sahara, the seats are banked and most of the audience is looking down at the stage. Everybody in the business knows: Up for singers, down for comics. The people want to idealize a singer. They want to feel superior to a comic. You’re trying to make them laugh. They can’t laugh at someone they’re looking up to.

Buddy Hackett
Violence against women is real and something I feel passionately about, and the gateway to all that is wolf whistling. It’s allowing a man to impose his will on a woman who is just trying to walk down the street and live her life. It’s all about unwanted versus wanted attention, and, of course, there’s a fine line.

If you want to avoid criticism, then you shouldn’t be a historian, because historians are trying to understand and explain. If you’re trying to please people, then you should go into the fashion business, or the candy business.

While you’re going through this process of trying to find the satisfaction in your work, pretend you feel satisfied. Tell yourself you had a good day. Walk through the corridors with a smile rather than a scowl. Your positive energy will radiate. If you act like you’re having fun, you’ll find you are having fun.

I have such a sweet tooth, which is a nightmare when you’re trying to be good.

I believe the Champions League has all that magic because it gathers all the best European teams, and that gives you the feeling of trying to be the best. That’s why the Champions League has this special kind of emotion.

I’m open to trying multiple different types of styles.

I am always trying to find fabrics that are more friendly to the environment – working with Virgin Atlantic, they managed to research into this and find more eco fabrics.

I’m trying to stay focused on what I’m doing. I don’t want a whole lot of things going on – people to call back, or text messages or whatever. I chill out, relax a little bit, and then I don’t have those issues.

In 1975, when my students were kidnapped by rebels, I was accused of hiding instead of trying to save them, and of not giving enough money for their ransom. I wasn’t believed.

Guitar is the best form of self-expression I know. Everything else, and I’m just sort of tripping around, trying to figure my way through life.

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

Why is she Mrs. C.J. Walker? It really was a matter of her trying to insist that people respect her, because during that time, white people would call any black woman ‘Sally.’ ‘Aunt Sally.’ So this was like… you can’t call me that.

I deal with creativity all the time. What I have fun with is trying to transform creativity into business reality all over the world. To do this, you have to be connected to innovators and designers but also make their ideas livable and concrete.

I’m a conservative. I voted for Donald Trump and back in 2016 everybody was talking about, ‘Oh my God, here’s another TV character trying to run for the presidency.’ They didn’t really take him seriously.

We had a lot of difficulty in getting the French to accept the pyramid. They thought we were trying to import a piece of Egypt until I pointed out that their obelisk was also from Egypt and the Place des Pyramides is around the corner. Then they accepted it. The pyramid at the Louvre, though, is just the tip.

In my younger days, I was trying to write sophisticated prose and fantastic stories.

‘Back To Love’ is a way of letting people know that sometimes you get caught up in trying to be successful in school or in your social life, and it’s a reminder not to forget that each day people are getting older. Nobody is promised tomorrow, so we should make sure that we spend quality time with quality people.

Trying to be fascinating is an asinine position to be in.

I’m trying as hard as I can to keep pushing the boundaries of what a woman is capable of doing. And it turns out there’s a lot we can do. There’s a lot we can speak about.

I feel like there is always something trying to pull us back into sleep, that there is this sort of seductive quality in all the hedonistic pleasures that pull on us.

There’s a constant tension in climbing, and really all exploration, between pushing yourself into the unknown but trying not to push too far. The best any of us can do is to tread that line carefully.

I think, at the end of the day, acting and activism are both about empathy. You’re trying to get people to see other people as real and human. And to care.

I’ve spent years trying to time up my drops with my throws. You learn to listen to your feet and trust your positions.

Everything that I do is very autobiographical. I’m trying to be as much of an open book as possible and give the audience every single piece of me.

We all have a dinosaur deep within us just trying to get out.

It was like a complicit – there was complicity between the churches and the state in taking care of the ‘Indian problem,’ solving the ‘Indian problem,’ and trying to change who we were.

Dennis Banks
You’re just trying to go out there and give seven innings. Seven innings, 105 pitches, that’s a good outing.

Bitcoin frees people from trying to operate in a modern market economy.

Timothy C Draper
What I’m always trying to say to the consumer is: buy less, choose well, make it last.

I’ve been singing one kind of genre for a long time but have always tried to push to new auras about picking new songs or the same kind of genre but trying to sing it differently, treating it differently.

I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other.

Chris Patten
I’m not trying to be new school and I’m not old school – I’m classic. There’s a lot of new cars and there’s a lot of old cars, but I’m just classic in doing what I do.

It’s unbelievable. I’m still trying to grasp the whole idea that I am an actually a Stanford Cardinal now. I’m actually representing an alumni that’s network is around the world, and the people there are unbelievable.

If you ask my dad, I’m always the person that found the little bird out of the nest and is trying to put it back or take care of it.

I went through an extremely trying ordeal, but I never forgot the world outside was a beautiful place.

I’m getting to be a real pro at coming into things midstream and trying to catch up.

Aaron Ashmore
I don’t think you can ever do your best. Doing your best is a process of trying to do your best.

Townes Van Zandt
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.

I’ve never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal.

With the Monday Night Wars, it was almost a pay-per-view every single Monday between the two factions because they were trying to throw everything but the kitchen sink to win the ratings war.

I’ve always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You’re trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that’s about so you can represent it.

Persistence is incredibly important. Persistence proves to the person you’re trying to reach that you’re passionate about something, that you really want something.

Norah O’Donnell
Things will absolutely go wrong. In a healthy team, as soon as things go wrong, that information should be surfaced. Trying to hide or obscure bad news creates an environment of distrust or lack of transparency.

Anytime you’re trying to set a course, there’s gonna be decisions made, and you have to weigh all options, and then in the end you come up with the best course.

We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.

I think whenever you have a product you are always trying to improve it. Whether it is a commercial project out on the market or it’s a creative collaboration, you are always looking to keep you audiences more engaged.

Brenda Strong
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Frank Capra
I’m just trying to be myself. I’m not trying to be anyone else.

Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you’re trying to say on stage. Success makes life easier. It doesn’t make living easier.

Forecasting our futures is built into our psyches because we will soon have to manage that future. We have no choice. No matter how often we fail, we can never stop trying.

One reason some people are long-winded is because they’re trying to impress their conversational counterpart with how smart they are, often because they don’t actually feel that way underneath. If this is the case for you, realize that continuing to talk will only cause the other person to be less impressed.

Since childhood, I’ve been a clown. I’ve always liked being very funny or trying to make people laugh. It’s my original self.

I would stay in my room for days, for days at times, just trying to get it together, to know what my next phase was going to be.

I’ve always had a longstanding dream, ever since I was a kid, where I was running on a big lake of ice and I kept running and kept running, just about to where I was trying to get to, and I fell through the ice, and then I couldn’t find the hole where I fell through to get back out again.

The oceans are more or less in disrepair. Long Beach really is making an effort to acknowledge this, and that’s a great place to start. I’m trying to spread at least the knowledge that it’s never too early to take care of our oceans and our environment.

Aaron Peirsol
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever.

The People’s Republic of China has 2 million strong in its military, and it’s trying to make them stronger through gene editing, and that’s just one of the ways that China is trying to essentially dominate the planet and set the rules and the world order.

Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences on all of human behavior. We’re trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively past-, present- or future-oriented.

I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.

I don’t really know too many designers. I like a lot of what Kanye West has done with Yeezy, but I think it’s a bit too, how you say, elevated; it’s a little bit too special. Like he’s trying to make something that’s kind of a little bit too cool sometimes.

It’s the relationship I have with the world: always trying to escape from reality. I’m a daydreamer; I don’t feel in harmony with my epoch or the societies I live in.

Amin Maalouf
Art doesn’t just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things.

Nicholas Meyer
We’re all trying to figure out what’s next, what’s best for our families, what’s best for ourselves, and there’s a certain sort of comfort in knowing that you’re not in it by yourself.

I was so intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself.

I do have a blurred memory of sitting on the stairs and trying over and over again to tie one of my shoelaces, but that is all that comes back to me of school itself.

I don’t know why my leading men have grey shades. Maybe I am trying to explore that side of me through them.

Twitter is great to connect with fans and be transparent. I enjoy that aspect about it. But really, I’m still trying to figure it out.

Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.

Anybody that is trying to go into business with me, of course, I’m gon’ do my research on them.

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.

We young Filipinos are trying to make over a nation and must not halt in our march, but from time to time turn our gaze upon our elders. We shall wish to read in their countenances approval of our actions.

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.

I’m not trying to be sexy. It’s just my way of expressing myself when I move around.

I’m not trying to be some kind of underground renegade.

My first priority is trying to protect my family.

When you’re a little kid, you don’t see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.

People sometimes turn out to be almost the opposite of how they present. It isn’t because they’re trying to fool you or because they’re hypocrites. It’s because they badly want to be that thing, and so they’ll try to be it.

My job is trying to make people laugh. A room full of people laughing forget their worries, their issues, that’s why I find it so joyful.

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.

If Oasis is the sound of a council estate singing its heart out, then the Libertines sounded like someone just putting something in the rubbish chute at the back of the estate, trying to work out what day it is.

On ‘Justified‘, we’re driving all around Southern California trying to find a location that we can call Kentucky.

‘Pretty Lady’ is the conversation piece where you just need to compliment your lady. If you are in a club setting, and you just been eyeing a beautiful woman, this song came from me trying to compliment women and them turning their face up at me.

I think we all suffer from acute blindness at times. Life is a constant journey of trying to open your eyes. I’m just beginning my journey, and my eyes aren’t fully open yet.

‘Veerey Ki Wedding‘ is a comedy of errors in more ways than one. It’s one of those basic, perky comedies. We’re not trying to give out a message or anything.

Music is like a conversation. One person says one thing that speaks with a harmonica, with a bass, with a drum. They’re all conversating, and we’re just trying to find a way to make conversation rather than blah, blah, blah. But it’s not really so hard a thing to do if you know the way to approach it.

Stephen Marley
I reckon I’ve done my bit. I want to enjoy myself a bit now, with less responsibility, less frantic rushing about, less preparation, less trying to think of something to say.

Prince Philip
What I’m trying to say to girls is don’t let these guys be in your head.

I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you’re trying to accomplish and what you’re willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.

We must always walk in the presence of the Lord, in the light of the Lord, always trying to live in an irreprehensible way.

A big ego means that you have some confidence in your abilities, really, and that you’re prepared to take the risk of trying them out.

I have been a big guy all my life, I am not going to lose a bunch of weight, because then you’re like that weird fat person that got skinny but still has a big head. I don’t want to do that. So I’m just trying.

I think people should be able to have at their behest, like, four hours of music, entertainment, visual knowledge, different pathways. That’s what I’m trying to do with modern technology, not just another song and another song.

One of the things I’m trying to do over and over again in my books is create new mythologies, create new ways to understand the complexity of the world. I think what mythology does is impress upon chaotic experience the patterns, hierarchies and shapes which allow us to interpret the chaos and make fresh sense of it.

I look for my opportunities, not trying to go outside of my genuine realm, because leadership has to be genuine and authentic.

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.

Joe Adcock
Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.

The extreme weakness of quantum gravitational effects now poses some philosophical problems; maybe nature is trying to tell us something new here: maybe we should not try to quantize gravity.

I have a producing partner named Stephen Hamel, and we’ve been trying to generate material.

Sometimes I just think that there are more things to be said to make the audience understand what I’m trying to do more. When I’m singing, I don’t want you to just hear the melody. I want you to relive the story, because most of the songs have pretty good storytelling.

But you know, the system almost destroyed itself while it was goin’ on trying to destroy us.

I like to listen to French radio; I’m trying to learn French.

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

I don’t think that people accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense. I think it makes people terribly uncomfortable. It seems like religion and myth were invented against that, trying to make sense out of it.

I’d rather deal with a Mob guy shaking hands on a deal than a Hollywood lawyer, who, the minute you get the contract signed, is trying to figure out how to screw you.

Albert S Ruddy
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.

Don’t waste time trying to break a man’s heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.

I’m big. I’m strong. I’m fast. I have the hips. I have the footwork. I’m always trying to perfect my craft, and at the end of the day, I’m just a competitor.

Every once in a while, you live long enough to get the respect that people didn’t want to give while you were trying to become a senior citizen.

The tendency of experts is to fiddle around with their expertise rather than trying to find new solutions.

My father cared a lot about me, but he never gave me the satisfaction of really knowing it. Hitting .390 wasn’t enough for him. Nothing seemed to be. He was not trying to be mean. He was just seeing to it that I never got self-satisfied, that I worked hard to get the most out of what I had.

George Brett
The wild Indian power of escaping observation, even where there is little or no cover to hide in, was probably slowly acquired in hard hunting and fighting lessons while trying to approach game, take enemies by surprise, or get safely away when compelled to retreat.

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.

Woody Guthrie
A lot of these people, these program directors, just like anybody else in the world, even though they’re supposed to be leaders in the world, they’re followers. They follow what they think someone else is doing, instead of trying to blaze a trail.

I don’t know the rules of grammar… If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular.

A lot of people change for good. Some people just fall off. Just trying to progress in anything, no matter what you’re doing, I feel like any progression you make… some people aren’t gonna be around you that were around you.

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.

My movies are painfully personal, but I’m never trying to let you know how personal they are. It’s my job to make it be personal, and also to disguise that so only I or the people who know me know how personal it is. ‘Kill Bill‘ is a very personal movie.

Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything.

The trap for an actor is that you become too successful at what you’re trying to do, and you can find yourself stuck there.

With ‘Badhaai Ho,’ the lines are so quirky and the situation is so humorous, awkward, and bizarre that people are taking away a lot from the film. The dialogues are amazing. We aren’t trying to make people laugh, but the situation is like that, that people are laughing.

I’ve been a big fan always of getting my camera in different places and trying to seek the unusual vantage point.

Joe McNally
We’re in very bad trouble if we don’t understand the planet we’re trying to save.

Somebody’s trying to sell you a Mercedes and he pulls up in a Civic with mustard stains on his shirt, dipping a pretzel in some cheese? Nobody wants to hear what you say unless you look like somebody.

Successful people will always tell you you can do something. It’s the people who have never accomplished anything who will always discourage you from trying to achieve excellent things.

I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.

I love theater work because of the immediate effect your performance has on the audience. And I love the repetition; I love getting on the same stage for more than a month and reciting the same lines, trying to make a small or large step towards an improvement in my acting.

To be with the others, you have to have your hair short and wear ties. So we’re trying to make a third world happen, you know what I mean?

As long as you as an individual… can convince yourself that in order to move forward as best you can you have to be optimistic, you can be described as ‘one of the faithful,’ one of those people who can say, ‘Well, look, something’s going to happen! Let’s just keep trying. Let’s not give up.

I’ve always prided myself on being myself and trying to stick true to who I am and how I was raised.

I love new restaurants; I love trying out new foods.

I went from adolescence to senility, trying to bypass maturity.

There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.

R D Laing
If you compromise what you’re trying to do just a little bit, you’ll end up compromising a little more the next day or the next week, and when you lift your head you’re suddenly really far away from where you’re trying to go.

I don’t want any title. I just say what I say, and hopefully somebody gets it, man. I’m not perfect, and I’m just here and trying to make a dollar, and being real at the same time, you know?

I’m just living in the moment, trying to win every game. That’s all I’m focused on.

There’s no learning without trying lots of ideas and failing lots of times.

Raising children uses every bit of your being – your heart, your time, your patience, your foresight, your intuition to protect them, and you have to use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them.

I keep trying to write happy endings, but my books always end on more of a bittersweet note of ambiguity.

I’m trying to make the world a more open place.

I have pushed the boat out as far as I should in terms of taking on too many things. I’m getting older and I just could not take it any more. I am now monitoring myself very closely and I’m just trying not to get into that sort of state again.

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.

Ella Fitzgerald
I was a very poor young black boy in New Orleans, just a face without a name, swimming in a sea of poverty trying to survive.

We’re in a world where masculinity, especially with these big spectacle movies, is often pushed by rippling six packs and forcing an image down someone’s throat trying to prove masculinity. Whereas I think true masculinity comes from having a strong sense of self.

The line ‘Take it to the limit‘ was to keep trying before you reach a point in your life where you feel you’ve done everything and seen everything – sort of feeling, you know, part of getting old.

Bruce Lee was just so lightning-fast. People try to emulate him in whatever way they can, but to try and do what he was doing… you’re just inspired by it; you’re not trying to say, ‘Look, I can do that.’ No one can do what he did.

People are trying to be smart – all I am trying to do is not to be idiotic, but it’s harder than most people think.

Living in a community with very wounded people, I came to see that I had lived most of my life as a tightrope artist trying to walk on a high, thin cable from one tower to the other, always waiting for the applause when I had not fallen off and broken my leg.

It is said an artist spends their whole life trying to get to the place where their heart was first opened up. ‘Rent’ was that place for me.

For my diet, I choose mostly organic. But in general, I am a big believer in trying to strike a balance with everything.

My object in life is not simply to make money for myself or to spend it on myself in dressing or running around in an automobile, but I love to use a part of what I make in trying to help others.

Madam C J Walker
I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not, has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world. Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by the past generations, but it’s up to us to find solutions today so that we don’t keep passing our problems on.

Remember that we are all human beings trying to do what we love to do.

Our English language really says if you’re not a theist, the only alternative is to be an atheist. What I’m trying to do is develop a language that will enable us to talk about God beyond the, what I think, are sterile categories of theism and atheism.

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
A lot of what I’ve done as Nine Inch Nails has been governed by fear. I was trying to keep the songs in a framework that was tough, and I learnt a lot from Jesus and Mary Chain about how to bury nice pop songs in unlistenable noise – the idea being if you can get behind that wall, you find there’s a pearl inside.

Missionaries are very human folks, just doing what they are asked. Simply a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody.

I’m trying to have some longevity in this business. If that means not working for a while and just picking the right job, so be it.

With a popular show, you know that there’s expectations there, so that’s a little nerve-wracking when you’re new and you’re just trying to find your legs on something, but it’s exciting, too, because that’s what we work so hard for.

Aaron Ashmore
I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes. That was how I came up with the first plastic. I called it Bakelite.

Leo Baekeland
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.

As you get older, and this is a young man‘s game, and people say, ‘Well, there’s no way I can keep up running the way I’m running; there’s no way my arm is going to stay as strong as it is.’ It’s the challenge of trying to stay in my tip-top shape year in and year out so I can keep playing the way I want to play.

Truth is, I’ve spent much of my life trying, unsuccessfully, to explode the myths about Texas.

While children are struggling to be unique, the world around them is trying all means to make them look like everybody else.

Did you ever spell a word so bad that your spell check has absolutely no clue what you’re trying to spell? What do you end up getting, you end up getting, like, a question mark. You got a million dollars of technology just looking back at you like, ‘You got me, buddy. Which is pretty amazing because I have all the words.’

When I’ve done gymnastics, ballet or soccer – I was always trying to be the best. I’m really driven. Really driven.

Trying to show people something they haven’t really seen before can get a lot of push-back.

My dad had a guitar that he gave me. I went to Walmart and bought a chord chart and hung it up in my room, and I was just trying to figure out how to play the guitar and put words with what I was learning.

I’m always trying to turn things upside down and see if they look any better.

Tibor Kalman
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
Snow White‘ is an old fairy tale, so obviously the idea of vanity and obsession with youth is long-standing. With today’s science, people have become crazy with trying to move their face around. It’s bizarre.

I believe whenever you’re trying something new, it’s always going to get some kind of bad reception.

I think Clinton, after getting into office and into Washington, was shocked at being bludgeoned. So he spent time trying to be all things to all people – one way guaranteed not to be successful or respected in a lion‘s den. You can’t just play around with all those big cats – you’ve got to take somebody on.

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.

The shock of the way I mix patterns and fabrics can be disconcerting, but what I am trying to do is provoke new ideas about how pieces can be put together in different ways. I think this is a more modern way to wear clothes that in themselves are fairly classic.

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.

James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.

These men both publicly and privately have done so much for me. Without Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick I would be living in a little motel just around the corner here, trying to make ends meet.

Trying to learn to be a good man is like learning to play tennis against a wall. You are only a good man – a competent, capable, interesting and lovable man – when you’re doing it for, or with, other people.

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.

I love Tim Minchin, Bill Bailey, and Hans Teeuwen, and I’m trying to synthesise elements of theatre into my show a little bit more.

The only way to learn a language properly, in fact, is to marry a man of that nationality. You get what they call in Europe a ‘sleeping dictionary.’ Of course, I have only been married five times, and I speak seven languages. I’m still trying to remember where I picked up the other two.

I’m not somebody that’s trying to be somebody else. I’m being myself for the most part and people respect that.

I think that I am lucky and blessed to have the job that I have, and I am trying to create longevity. If that means that I transition into different things at different points in my life, then that’s fine. I also believe that if doors don’t open, make new doors, so I’ve also started producing quite a bit of things.

Having three brothers in the league has been real fun for the whole family, and we’re just trying to keep it going.

Chris Gronkowski
I’m trying to bring a little bit of every type of sauce into one type of sound. Something that’s really fresh.

I guess it’s human nature, as every group breaks into factions, yet at a time when we are trying to be taken seriously, it can confuse people – especially when it moves from being about where you want to go and what you want to do to why the others are idiots.

You’re never a loser until you quit trying.

Most of my films seem to be about people bewildered by the world around them, who don’t fit into it and are trying to understand it.

Roger Michell
I think that lens flares can work really well under certain circumstances. Personally, I am trying to get rid of them most of the time. I don’t like artifacts that draw attention to the surface of the image.

A wise man once said, ‘Instead of crying, I keep on trying.’ And that wise man is me, because I just made that up. I think.

I remember reading the book in high school and always thinking of Gatsby as this strong, stoic, suave, mysterious man who had everything under control. But when I read it as an adult, I realised he is a hollow man, a shell of a person trying to find meaning, who is not completely in touch with reality.

Communism seemed to be an ideal experiment in trying to achieve a state where all persons have greater democracy. I might add, like other persons here and elsewhere, I found myself concerned with the problem of increasing need for greater economic and political democracy for greater numbers of people.

Sidney Buchman