Quotations on Challenge

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I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: People, Islam, Muslim, Americans, Being, Burden, Challenge, Race)

Your ability as republican volunteers, to rise to this challenge will mean that the two governments and others cannot easily hide from their obligations and their responsibility to resolve these problems.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Ability, Challenge, Problems, Republican, Responsibility, Will)

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
- Nelson Algren
(Keywords: Legal, Challenge, Conscience, Humanity, Literature)

The opera is like a husband with a foreign title - expensive to support, hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge.
- Cleveland Amory
(Keywords: Husband, Challenge, Opera, Support)

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Equality, Development, Goal, Building, Challenge, Gender, Gender equality, Meeting, Poverty)

Well I think after leaving prison, and having written three diaries about life in prison, it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel, to write a new novel.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, Challenge, Diaries, Prison)

I've written what and when I want to. It's been about expressing myself. But with the degree, I had to learn to do everything in a very specific, disciplined way. I am very disciplined, but this demanded a totally different kind of discipline. A real challenge.
- Joan Armatrading
(Keywords: Discipline, Challenge, Want)

Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: War, Policy, Arguments, Challenge, states, United)

These are times of unprecedented challenge and change in the airline industry, and the appointments we are announcing today will put American in an even stronger position to continue the substantial progress that has already been made under the tenets of our Turnaround Plan.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Change, Progress, American, Challenge, Today, Will)

Planet of the Apes was a gigantic challenge, making the clothes work so people could do stunts and action in the clothes. I really learned a lot about that in that movie.
- Colleen Atwood
(Keywords: Work, People, Action, Challenge, Clothes)

Now, China, India have set goals. We're going to be able to review what they're doing. We're going to be able to challenge them if they don't meet those goals. We're going to pursue this anyway, because the President understands that our future lies with a clean energy economy. We've doubled renewables this year. There are millions of jobs to be had there, more energy security, so we're going to pursue this.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Goals, Challenge, Economy, Energy, Future, Jobs, Lies, Now, President, Security)

Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba
(Keywords: Life, Love, Sacrifice, Dream, Challenge, Play, Song)

I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Anger, Actor, Challenge, Darkness, Sadness)

The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we're in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it's very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie.
- Scott Bakula
(Keywords: Business, Lie, Challenge, Priorities, World)

There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Time, Work, Challenge, Future, Now, Salvation, Will)

I look for a role that hopefully I feel empathy with and that I can understand and love, but also that has that challenge for me to play - a different kind of role, a different type of character, a different time period.
- Kathy Bates
(Keywords: Time, Love, Character, Challenge, Empathy, Play)

Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.
- Les Baxter
(Keywords: Imagination, Challenge, Musicians, Popular, Song)

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
- Arnold Bennett
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Idea, Challenge, Effort, Satisfaction)

Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.
- Ingrid Bergman
(Keywords: Time, Victory, Cancer, Challenge, Day)

People should not be imprisoned without having the ability to challenge the legality of that imprisonment.
- Jeff Bingaman
(Keywords: People, Ability, Challenge, Imprisonment)

I've got the greatest job in the world. There's no other job in government where cause and effect is so tightly coupled where you can make a difference every day in so many different ways and in so many different people's lives. It's a great challenge.
- Michael Bloomberg
(Keywords: Government, People, Cause, Challenge, Day, Difference, Effect, Job, World)

The United States did not choose to fight Islamic extremists. These terrorists chose to fight our way of life. They chose to challenge our existence.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Life, Challenge, Existence, Fight, states, United)

How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority.
- Neal Boortz
(Keywords: Christian, Authority, Challenge, Military, Question, Schools, Students)

What we can do now is contribute to a clearer understanding of what happened that day on Everest in the hope that the lessons to be learned will reduce the risk for others who, like us, take on the challenge of the mountains.
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Keywords: Hope, Challenge, Day, Mountains, Now, Risk, Understanding, Will)

I'm used to people not paying me a whole lot of attention and underestimating me and, frankly, for me a big challenge is to have people believe that I can be the president of the United States.
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Keywords: People, Attention, Challenge, President, states, United)

In 1995, I founded The Molecular Sciences Institute with a gift from the Philip Morris Company where I hoped that we could create an environment where young people could pursue science in an atmosphere of harmonious purpose and high intellectual challenge.
- Sydney Brenner
(Keywords: Science, People, Purpose, Challenge, Company, Environment)

I love a challenge and the last four years it has all come to fruition and it has been wonderful.
- Sarah Brightman
(Keywords: Love, Challenge, Years)

So another challenge for our generation is to create global institutions that reflect our ideas of fairness and responsibility, not the ideas that were the basis of the last stage of financial development over these recent years.
- Gordon Brown
(Keywords: Development, Ideas, Financial, Challenge, Responsibility, Years)

We have to restore power to the family, to the neighborhood, and the community with a non-market principle, a principle of equality, of charity, of let's-take-care-of-one-another. That's the creative challenge.
- Jerry Brown
(Keywords: Power, Equality, Family, Challenge, Charity, Community)

I saw it as a challenge to play with Pat and we put hours and hours into it, usually on the bus. The trick was to find something that we both wanted to play within our different styles which would add up to being greater than the sum of its parts.
- Bill Bruford
(Keywords: Being, Challenge, Play)

At the moment I'm enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House, but I'm also keen to pursue my interest in television and particularly in science.
- Deborah Bull
(Keywords: Science, Challenge, Interest, Opera, Television)

There is good in everything; it's just how you choose to look at it. Everything that's worth it has a price. For me to be a model - I had to leave my family. Do you think I liked that? No! There are sacrifices. Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow.
- Gisele Bundchen
(Keywords: Life, Family, Challenge, Worth)

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.
- Warren E. Burger
(Keywords: Time, America, Challenge, Feet, Justice)

History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: History, Challenge, Diaries, Light, Popular)

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
- Leo Buscaglia
(Keywords: Death, Love, Time, Challenge, Now, Right, Waste)

I will continue to work in Washington to oppose any efforts to expand drilling off our Coasts and to challenge my colleagues to adopt responsible energy policies.
- Lois Capps
(Keywords: Work, Challenge, Drilling, Energy, Washington, Will)

You learn to rely on a few basic movements and use your voice to the greatest extent possible to convey your emotions. So there was a technical challenge there and a responsibility to create a character from behind the mask.
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Keywords: Character, Challenge, Emotions, Responsibility, Voice)

It was a challenge to be able to create a character without being able to use one's normal set of expressions. All the rubber and makeup attached to your face left you with only a modest range of facial movements.
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Keywords: Character, Being, Challenge, Makeup)

Getting to where Delaware State is today was a challenge my friends - a challenge proudly met by the people of this community and the Delaware State family.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: Family, People, Challenge, Community, Friends, State, Today)

Roosevelt's magic lay in one facet of his personality: He knew how to take the risk. No other man in public life I knew could so readily take the challenge of the new.
- Emanuel Celler
(Keywords: Life, Challenge, Magic, Man, Public, Risk)

A witness, in the sense that I am using the word, is a man whose life and faith are so completely one that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith, he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences.
- Whittaker Chambers
(Keywords: Faith, Life, Challenge, Consequences, Man, Sense, Word)

Perhaps the greatest challenge has been trying to keep my time to myself and my private life private in order to do my job. Everything that is most mine belongs to everyone now.
- Sandra Cisneros
(Keywords: Life, Time, Challenge, Job, Now, Order, Trying)

The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Art, Politics, Challenge, Practice)

Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting - it's kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Change, Challenge, Climate, Climate change, Trying, Weight)

I think in national security, the war in Iraq is troublesome and a difficult challenge, but our troops and the military leaders we have are managing that situation, although it continues to be very risky and very dangerous.
- Thad Cochran
(Keywords: War, Challenge, Iraq, Leaders, Military, National security, Troops)

I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
- Nadia Comaneci
(Keywords: Fear, Challenge, Feet)

Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Truth, Challenge, Irony)

Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Body, Challenge, Rights, Laws, Protection)

Where every moment is about truth and I think it's a great challenge every night. That's what really drove me to wanting to do theatre, and it's great.
- Deborah Cox
(Keywords: Truth, Challenge, Night, Theatre)

It's a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don't come along very often so I thought, 'Why not?'
- Daniel Craig
(Keywords: History, Thought, Challenge, Responsibility)



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