Quotations on Trying

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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
(Keywords: Work, Quality, Trying, World)

We are in control, they are in a state of hysteria. Losers, they think that by killing civilians and trying to distort the feelings of the people they will win. I think they will not win, those bastards.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: People, Feelings, Control, Killing, State, Trying, Will)

We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way.
- Buzz Aldrin
(Keywords: Eyes, Trying, World)

Well, here's what I think. I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,' and the Democrats are saying, 'We don't care. We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months, Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: Health, People, Care, Democrats, Months, Saying, Trying, Want, Washington, Will)

You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you.
- Charles M. Allen
(Keywords: Being, Friends, Trying, Years)

I have been going to the gym instead of the bar, trying to get back down to my fighting weight.
- Gregg Allman
(Keywords: Fighting, Trying, Weight)

They are a fairly aggressive conservation organization that was started to protect the great whales particularly, but in general all marine life around the world. So those are the people I'm trying to attach my name to.
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Life, People, Conservation, Name, Trying, World)

Yes, Samantha, we in the Soviet Union are trying to do everything so that there will not be war on Earth. This is what every Soviet man wants.
- Yuri Andropov
(Keywords: War, Earth, Man, Trying, Will)

When you write songs, you can't really point out the exact thing you're inspired by. It's more a state or a mood or an atmosphere that you're trying to put into words.
- Keren Ann
(Keywords: Songs, State, Trying, Words)

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
(Keywords: Giving, Trying, Understanding)

We all say, 'You don't have to run around playing all these tournaments and trying to conquer the world like Dr. Evil.'
- Stuart Appleby
(Keywords: Evil, Trying, World)

At the end of the '60s, I was trying to enter the world of comics.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: End, Trying, World)

As we all know, many people remain buried under tons of rubble and debris, waiting to be rescued. When we think of their suffering, we feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Keywords: Death, People, Suffering, Trying, Waiting)

I'd like to do a lot of different stuff. I think it's important as a creative person to keep challenging yourself and keep doing new stuff. If you end up trying to repeat yourself it's death. It just becomes boring and takes the passion out of it. You gotta find stories and characters that you really want to hang out with.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Death, End, Passion, Trying, Want)

I pray that this council, which will probably be too late to save Iraq, will do what it can, which will be immeasurably strong in what it does in trying to save our democracy.
- Ed Asner
(Keywords: Democracy, Iraq, Trying, Will)

The whole of science, and one is tempted to think the whole of the life of any thinking man, is trying to come to terms with the relationship between yourself and the natural world. Why are you here, and how do you fit in, and what's it all about.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Life, Science, Man, Thinking, Trying, World)

O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Man, Trying, World)

A movie star is someone people look at and go, 'I want to be like that person'. There's the responsibility of desire. It's not something I'm interested in trying. I would fail miserably at it, so why even bother?
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: People, Desire, Responsibility, Trying, Want)

I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: Women, Business, Stars, Talk, Trying, Want)

I always say God should have given women one extra decade at least, especially if you want a family. You're trying to pack a lot in.
- Christine Baranski
(Keywords: Women, Family, God, Trying, Want)

The gun dealer is not only paying these two police officers, but more importantly, the gun dealer has said he will never again sell more than one gun to a customer. This is exactly what we're trying to get the gun industry across the country to do.
- Michael D. Barnes
(Keywords: Country, Customer, Police, Trying, Will)

Who's paying the million bucks? The insurance company. We've been trying for years to get the insurance industry to say to the gun industry, We won't insure you unless you have policies that will reduce the likelihood of guns falling into the wrong hands easily.
- Michael D. Barnes
(Keywords: Company, Trying, Will, Wrong, Years)

I listen like mad to any conversation taking place next to me just trying to hear why this is funny. Women's restrooms are especially great. I wash my hands twice waiting for people to come in and start talking.
- Lynda Barry
(Keywords: Funny, Women, People, Conversation, Talking, Trying, Waiting)

I was probably just trying to be Dennis Miller, but without the vocabulary to actually be Dennis Miller. I guess I was just less interesting than I am now, if I am interesting at all.
- Todd Barry
(Keywords: Now, Trying, Vocabulary)

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
(Keywords: End, Help, Play, Press, Trying, Want)

But I think the only thing that annoys me about that is if I suddenly find someone on commercial radio or something like that, mimicking my voice or actions and trying to promote a product and pretending it's me doing it.
- Richie Benaud
(Keywords: Actions, Trying, Voice)

We still want to idealize moms, and sometimes we want to idealize actresses who are moms, too. I know that's something I've experienced, but we're all just doing the best we can and we're all trying to raise our kids and talk to them about everything that needs to be discussed.
- Annette Bening
(Keywords: Kids, Needs, Talk, Trying, Want)

We all perform our lives in a way. And the actor is a perfect metaphor to get at that theme of 'how do we find our authentic selves?' And that we all - whether we're actors or not - perform ourselves. As a way of searching. As a way of fumbling around and trying to say, is this my voice? Is this who I am?
- Annette Bening
(Keywords: Actor, Actors, Metaphor, Trying, Voice)

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.
- William Bennett
(Keywords: Challenge, Difficulty, Trying, Will)

You can't control how you are perceived, and you are a fool if you waste any energy trying to do so. Vanity will get you nowhere.
- Dave Blood
(Keywords: Control, Energy, Fool, Trying, Vanity, Waste, Will)

It just seems like the whole, overall animation world is trying to go where maybe animation doesn't belong.
- Don Bluth
(Keywords: Animation, Trying, World)

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
(Keywords: Basketball, Play, Trying, Want)

You will attract the younger generation and they might well prove tougher than the older generation. What we are trying to do is to look at the future and see what we can do to bring some stability back to people's lives.
- Ian Botham
(Keywords: People, Future, Stability, Trying, Will)

I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing. It's always surprised me how little attention many non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work.
- Alain de Botton
(Keywords: Work, Attention, Trying, Writers, Writing)

Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.
- Nadia Boulanger
(Keywords: Life, Attention, Trying, Windows)

I'm still very aware of the violence in our culture, more so than other people. I know where it comes from when someone is trying to suppress someone else, sometimes they fight back.
- Jack Bowman
(Keywords: People, Culture, Fight, Trying, Violence)

And the issues I think are important in Louisiana right now happen to be health care and education. And those are two areas that the federal government can play a very important role. And I think I can be effective in trying to help our state from the Washington scene.
- John Breaux
(Keywords: Government, Health, Education, Care, Help, Now, Play, Right, State, Trying, Washington)

When the new wave of terrorism came on the modern world, which is the late 1960s, early 1970s, I think we spent about a decade, the United States and our allies, trying to figure out how to deal with it.
- Paul Bremer
(Keywords: states, Terrorism, Trying, United, World)

I was trying to do Billie Holiday, because she was the voice to be heard at that time.
- Ruth Brown
(Keywords: Time, Holiday, Trying, Voice)

Thousands of Ohio families are going deeper and deeper in debt just trying to pay their heating bills, fill prescriptions, and buy groceries. The current minimum wage is simply not enough.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Debt, Trying, Wage)

Also by my earliest days, I was fascinated by a utopian vision of what the world could be like. I've thought that science could be the basis for a better world, and that's what I've been trying to do all these years.
- George E. Brown, Jr.
(Keywords: Science, Thought, Vision, Trying, World, Years)

I don't plan to write another science book, but I don't plan not to. I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that are generally dull and trying to make them interesting.
- Bill Bryson
(Keywords: Science, Trying, Writing)

I'm coming to Washington, D.C., to do the people's work. And the people's work has to do with reducing spending and cutting budgets and, and trying to get a grip on the size of government.
- Ken Buck
(Keywords: Government, Work, People, Budgets, Trying, Washington)

The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard.
- Jim Bunning
(Keywords: Marriage, People, Strategy, Being, Decisions, Extreme, Now, Rest, State, Trying, Voice, Will)

Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.
- Eileen Caddy
(Keywords: Life, Work, Inspiration, Intuition, Trying, Will)

I'm always trying to do the impossible to please people. It comes from not being secure in myself and not looking at the things within I have to fix. Sometimes you keep going because you don't want to face the truth.
- Naomi Campbell
(Keywords: Truth, People, Being, Trying, Want)

I was 16 years old, driving to LA, and sleeping in my car, just trying to make it happen.
- Nick Cannon
(Keywords: Car, Driving, Old, Trying, Years)

We went into Iraq because Iraq posed a threat to the stability of the region and was engaged in the process of trying to develop weapons of mass destruction and had links to terrorists.
- Frank Carlucci
(Keywords: Destruction, Iraq, Stability, Trying, Weapons)

You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie
(Keywords: Business, People, Months, Trying, Years)

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
(Keywords: People, Friends, Months, Trying, Years)



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