Quotations on Trouble

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People are still willing to do an honest day's work. The trouble is they want a week's pay for it.
- Joey Adams
(Keywords: Work, People, Day, Trouble, Want)

To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Gain, Trouble, Will, Worth)

I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along.
- Piers Anthony
(Keywords: Hope, Being, EnglFantasy, Light, Obvious, Trouble, Waiting, Writers)

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Truth, Efficiency, Lying, Trouble, Wishes)

It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so.
- Edwin Armstrong
(Keywords: People, Causes, Ignorance, Trouble, World)

I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics. It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so.
- Edwin Armstrong
(Keywords: People, Causes, Ignorance, Mathematics, Trouble, World)

Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Truth, Thought, Knowledge, Accomplishment, Difficulties, Passion, Trouble, Will, Woman)

I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: People, Trouble, Want)

Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it.
- Roland Barthes
(Keywords: Literature, Saying, Trouble, Worth)

The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Life, Character, Feeling, Living, Suicide, Trouble, Worth)

It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.
- Nellie Bly
(Keywords: Sympathy, Kindness, Trouble, World)

Now the big question is if you are going to go to all the trouble of setting an opera and making all that music and so on, there's got to be some aspect that you can do in an opera that really makes it worth while.
- William Bolcom
(Keywords: Music, Now, Opera, Question, Trouble, Worth)

Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes and always count their change when it is handed to them.
- Catherine Drinker Bowen
(Keywords: Change, Friends, Mistakes, Self, Trouble, Writers)

When you are a strong woman, you will attract trouble. When a man feels threatened, there is always trouble.
- Barbara Taylor Bradford
(Keywords: Man, Trouble, Will, Woman)

Saddam spent 35 years stealing and wasting money, and all of these systems are very fragile and brittle, and you try to fix one thing and something else gets in trouble.
- Paul Bremer
(Keywords: Money, Trouble, Years)

Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.
- Jacob Bronowski
(Keywords: Dissent, Doubt, Man, Trouble, Will, Years)

If it's something that reaches out and grabs me, I want to do it. I have a lot of trouble doing things that don't grab me. So, I'm not a very good actor in that way. I can't fake it.
- Clancy Brown
(Keywords: Actor, Trouble, Want)

When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it.
- James Brown
(Keywords: People, Church, Joy, Trouble, Trying)

Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.
- William S. Burroughs
(Keywords: Business, Mind, Trouble, World)

Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Day, Tomorrow, Trouble, Will)

When I last went to Italy, over two years ago, I had a lot more trouble understanding the language than I used to when I lived there for a year. I used to speak very little but I could understand very well.
- Marcel Carne
(Keywords: Italy, Language, Trouble, Understanding, Years)

I enjoy those small chats you have when people come up and talk to you about your work. It only involves a few seconds of effort to be nice to those people, and I am very grateful for the kind words that people have taken the trouble to express to me in person.
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Keywords: Work, People, Effort, Talk, Trouble, Words)

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.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Health, Body, Mind, Trouble, Trying)

Is there any wonder why we are in such big trouble? Any question why the people don't trust their government anymore, and demand a change?
- Chris Christie
(Keywords: Change, Government, Trust, People, Question, Trouble, Wonder)

I do remember being in high school and trying to go to an Outlaws concert, but I was too drunk and ended up in trouble with the police at some truck stop on 95 in Connecticut.
- Jim Coleman
(Keywords: Being, Police, School, Trouble, Trying)

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.
- Robert Collier
(Keywords: Goal, Encouragement, Nothing, Praise, Tides, Trouble, Will, World)

That's the trouble with anything which essentially has a lot of bits that are physically impossible: You're left, stuck, in the studio. And that's a shame. You're making a movie. You don't want it to stay put, you want it to be a movie - to move.
- Robbie Coltrane
(Keywords: Shame, Trouble, Want)

I don't believe in angels and I have trouble with the whole God thing. I don't want to say I don't believe in God, but I don't think I do. But I believe in people who do.
- Billy Connolly
(Keywords: God, People, Angels, Trouble, Want)

People fantasize about being a hero and helping someone in trouble. Batman is that fantasy realized-not just for Bruce Wayne, but for the audience. Inwardly, Bruce Wayne is still an adolescent watching his parents being murdered. That will never leave him. And people really relate to that.
- Kevin Conroy
(Keywords: People, Being, Fantasy, Parents, Trouble, Will)

Each man must have his I; it is more necessary to him than bread; and if he does not find scope for it within the existing institutions he will be likely to make trouble.
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Keywords: Man, Trouble, Will)

Fulfillment is often more trouble than it is worth.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Fulfillment, Trouble, Worth)

When I read Thirteen Days I was moved by it. It was just a great time for the world, in terms of looking back in history and seeing how we got ourselves into trouble and how we got ourselves out of trouble.
- Kevin Costner
(Keywords: History, Time, Trouble, World)

Whether they run a record company or a grocery store, every boss will tell you you're in big trouble if you're borrowing more than you can ever afford to pay back. Delaying the pain for future generations is suicidal. We've got to start getting the deficit down right now, not next year.
- Simon Cowell
(Keywords: Boss, Borrowing, Company, Future, Generations, Now, Pain, Right, Trouble, Will)

I have my warts. I sometimes say things that get me in trouble. In other words, I lead with my heart and not my head. That's the only chance we have against George Bush.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Heart, Chance, Trouble, Words)

Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most people's minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide.
- Barbara Deming
(Keywords: Change, Thought, People, Victory, Enemy, Trouble, Vengeance)

Believe me, you can get into a lot of trouble being sixteen years old in a foreign country with no adult telling you when to come home.
- Cameron Diaz
(Keywords: Home, Being, Country, Old, Trouble, Years)

I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out.
- Katherine Dunn
(Keywords: Age, Language, Magic, Trouble, Words)

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
- Will Durant
(Keywords: People, Trouble, Wishes)

From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Iron curtain, Trouble, Tyranny)

I hope that by going to visit the pope I have enabled everybody to see that the words Catholic and Protestant, as ordinarily used, are completely out of date. They are almost always used now purely for propaganda purposes. That is why so much trouble is caused by them.
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Keywords: Hope, Now, Propaganda, Trouble, Visit, Words)

Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world's only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble.
- Steve Forbes
(Keywords: Time, Defense, Economy, Today, Trouble, World)

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.
- Emmet Fox
(Keywords: Love, Mistake, Difference, May, Trouble, Will)

Review your work. You will find, if you are honest, that 90% of the trouble is traceable to loafing.
- Ford Frick
(Keywords: Work, Trouble, Will)

And there never was an apple, in Adam's opinion, that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it.
- Neil Gaiman
(Keywords: Eating, Opinion, Trouble, Worth)

With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.
- David Lloyd George
(Keywords: Change, Trouble, Vacation)

It all goes back, of course, to Adam and Eve - a story which shows among other things, that if you make a woman out of a man, you are bound to get into trouble.
- Carol Gilligan
(Keywords: Man, Trouble, Woman)

Listen to the lyrics - we're singing about everyday life: rich people trying to keep money, poor people tying to get it, and everyone having trouble with their husband or wife!
- Buddy Guy
(Keywords: Money, Husband, People, Poor, Singing, Trouble, Trying)

I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies in a fight. But my friends, my goddamned friends, they're the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights!
- Warren G. Harding
(Keywords: Care, Enemies, Fight, Friends, Trouble, Walking)

I think we are ready to know that there are going to be people who are ready to save the world, who come out when you're in trouble and make sure that you're okay.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt
(Keywords: People, Trouble, World)

Psychotherapy theory turns it all on you: you are the one who is wrong. If a kid is having trouble or is discouraged, the problem is not just inside the kid; it's also in the system, the society.
- James Hillman
(Keywords: Society, Theory, Trouble, Wrong)



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