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Please enjoy these Trying Hard Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.
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
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I've been trying to pick up painting but it's hard.
- George Eads
I was trying to find out what it was that everybody
else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding.
- David Antin
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
I mean, its hard to be an actor in the city -
trying to make it as an actor -
because you waitress all night,
you get home really late and you're super tired and your feet hurt.
- Piper Perabo
I think trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing
in the world a woman can do.
- Christian Bale
That's really my goal now.
I'm trying to be a positive role model to my kids and to just enjoy this ride,
because it's hard.
It's hard to enjoy it when you're in it.
- Taylor Dayne
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For anyone who has that calling and is trying also to make a living at it,
it is really hard.
- Julie Gold
I do love the films I've done in the past.
I work hard in my movies and my friends work hard and
we're trying to make people laugh and I'm very proud of that.
- Adam Sandler
I work very hard on the writing, writing and rewriting
and trying to weed out the lumber.
- David McCullough
You can say we're trying too hard or that we didn't try hard enough,
but we're not trying at all; we're just doing what we do.
- Taylor Hanson
I've always done things the hard way.
I was born like a piece of tangled yarn.
The job is trying to untangle it, and I'll probably
go on doing it for the rest of my life.
- Karen Allen
Especially during the first nine months,
there was so much going on with trying to hire 55 people to run the city,
it was hard to imagine any honeymoon.
- John Hickenlooper
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person.
You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
- Jeff Bezos
So it's really hard for a horn player to comp.
But I'm totally into trying to switch those paradigms
around and find a little magic space where that works,
and try to mine that.
- Charlie Hunter
My success was due to good luck, hard work,
and support and advice from friends and mentors.
But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.
- Mark Warner
Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don't,
there are consequences you'll have to deal with later in life.
- Bryan Adams
I've been spending this last month trying to find four
outfits to wear to the different premieres of The Two Towers.
It's hard work.
- Liv Tyler
The military is trying very hard right now to put a
better face on Guantanamo,
and I think they actually have tried to rid some of
the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about.
- Jane Mayer
The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the
one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue.
It has brought me deep happiness.
- Clayton Christensen
Every weekend we've been trying to go out of town,
to let people know about this album.
I've been trying to host parties.
It's hard, because it's a lot of work to do both.
- Angie Martinez
I still feel like I'm trying to make it.
It's hard to shed the struggling actor thing.
- Mark Ruffalo
The President so far has struck me as a man who is
trying hard to keep his balance.
He certainly has been very receptive to all my efforts in these directions.
- Henry L. Stimson
He comes to this other world and he has to reinvent himself.
Again, it felt natural, even though I'd been working
really hard trying to come up with something.
- Michael Chabon
I made observations for three hours last night,
and am almost ill to-day from fatigue;
still I have worked all day,
trying to reduce the places, and mean to work hard again to-night.
- Maria Mitchell
I know there's a great deal of speculation,
and while I appreciate the interest,
my contract ends in May and I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do.
I'm fortunate to have a couple of opportunities to
think long and hard about.
- Katie Couric
Having played many roles of scientific intellect I
do have an empathy for that world.
It's been hard on me because flying the Enterprise
for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro
in X-men has led people to believe that I know what I'm talking about.
But I'm still trying to work out how to operate the
air conditioning unit on my car.
- Patrick Stewart
Our enemies and our would-be enemies are working very
hard at cyberterrorism...
They're trying to level the playing field because they
know they can't beat us tank for tank,
plane for plane.
- Curt Weldon
I don't know who I touch and who I don't.
I work hard trying to make people laugh.
I try to do the kind of stuff that made me laugh growing up.
I don't have any secrets.
I don't know the reasons I've been so well received.
- Adam Sandler
It's kind of hard to spend long hours trying to help
people and then find out that the favorite game of
the columnist is to sit back and second guess you and
try to find something that you did wrong.
- Bill Scott
I'm making a record that's half stripped down acoustic
which is the way I perform a lot and half of it is very produced.
It's really hard to keep music simple but I was trying
to keep it simple and focus on one or two instruments and vocals.
- Lisa Loeb
The typical journalist's typical lead for the typical
Canadian story nowadays is along this line:
that Canadians are hard at work trying to gain a reputation
as a nation of rapid social change.
- Stockwell Day
Not to be offensive, not to be capricious,
not to be arbitrary, not to be neurotic,
not to be an actor outer, you're just trying to get
in and you're given so little time to get in gently,
but it's always hard.
- William Hurt
I was told once if I kept breaking things on my legs,
that I wasn't going to be able to walk soon,
you know? I wanted to be a pro skateboarder,
but it was too hard.
I was trying, but it wasn't going to happen.
- Travis Barker
Sometimes you can press a little bit and you're trying
to do too much and you're trying too hard.
You want to win so bad and you want to help the team
so badly that you end up trying too much instead of
letting the play come to you.
- Ed Belfour
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
You're trying too hard to find a correlation here.
You don't know these people, you don't know what they intended.
You try to compile statistics and correlate them to
a result that amounts to nothing more than speculation.
- Marc Racicot
I was forced to be an artist and a CEO from the beginning,
so I was forced to be like a businessman because when
I was trying to get a record deal,
it was so hard to get a record deal on my own that
it was either give up or create my own company.
- Jay Z
I work very hard on all my poems, but most of the work
consists of trying not to sound as if I had worked.
I try to make them sound as natural as possible,
but within a quite strict form, which to my ears has
a lot to do with musical rhythm and sound.
- Anne Stevenson
The team is very enthusiastic - everyone is trying hard to do their best,
and everyone is putting a lot of effort in to moving
forward and getting the right results and it's a very good,
- David Leslie
I think there's always a call for people who are bucking the norm.
But I don't expect it to happen now because I think
that more than ever the entertainment industry is trying
to serve as a distraction,
to keep people from thinking too hard.
- Guy Picciotto
I think that you have to present an image that is...
true to you, and...
the way you would like to be perceived,
so I think that through the years I've worked really
hard at trying to create an image that is true to me.
- Kristanna Loken
Sometimes it just doesn't translate to people.
You just move on, and you feel bad because people worked
so hard on it and everyone loved it...
Everybody was treated so well and was going for something
and trying to do the best work possible.
- Catherine Keener
I had something I was trying to say and sometimes the
message is an easy transmission and sometimes it's
a difficult one but I love the power of saying it so
I'm gonna do it whether it's hard or easy.
- Faith Ringgold
'Through the times I've gone through the last couple of weeks -
and I'm still trying to help a friend -
I got attacked pretty hard through the media,
and it hurt and it was devastating, but I really found
out who was with me and who was there for me.
- Michael Irvin
I also hear your president say that war is the means
of last resort and I think he means that.
I met him last autumn and he assured me that they wanted
to come through and disarm Iraq by peaceful means,
and that's what we are trying to do as hard as we can.
- Hans Blix
So many of the sounds that contemporary composers were
trying to create were to be found in the traditional musics of the world.
That was encouraging but also little daunting to think
that you had to work so hard to be new and yet it was old.
- Robert Morris
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
Because we have so much eye candy and mind candy,
spending so much time trying to pay the rent,
all of this conspires to keep us from thinking too
hard or taking action from that.
Our time is stolen.
So much of our daily life is stolen.
- Lydia Lunch
I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the
distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come...
Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do.
- Andrew Bogut
The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau
Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz
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
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
To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie
The fastest way to destroy love
is to make a goal out of it,
because people who are trying to be loved
come from a place that they're not loved.
- Werner Erhard
Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln
If you begin to understand what you are
without trying to change it,
then what you are undergoes a transformation.
- J. Krishnamurti
How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Doing linear scans over an associative array is like
trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
- Larry Wall
Trying to force creativity is never good.
- Sarah McLachlan
I'm exhausted trying to stay healthy.
- Steve Yzerman
What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock
You don't help people in your poems.
I've been trying to help people all my life -
that's my trouble.
- Charles Olson
Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood,
the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.
- Coretta Scott King
All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying
to get back to where it was.
- Toni Morrison
Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater
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