‘Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.’ – Napoleon Hill

‘The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.’ – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘If there is no struggle, there is no progress.’ – Frederick Douglass

‘Struggle teaches you a lot of things, and I am happy that I witnessed a roller coaster ride. The journey has improved me as a person and made me more mature.’ – Manoj Bajpayee

‘Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.’ – Swami Vivekananda

‘Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.’ – Mao Zedong

‘The truth is, we all face hardships of some kind, and you never know the struggles a person is going through. Behind every smile, there’s a story of a personal struggle.’ – Adrienne C. Moore

‘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

‘All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.’ – Pope Paul VI

‘Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.’ – Orison Swett Marden

‘A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.’ – John Steinbeck

‘The best wisdom comes from the hardest struggle.’ – Xavier Rudd

‘Life is one long struggle in the dark.’ – Lucretius

‘We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.’ – Golda Meir

‘Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.’ – Bernadette Devlin

‘The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.’ – Swami Sivananda

‘Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.’ – Oprah Winfrey

‘Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.’ – Eric Burdon

‘It’s a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us.’ – Tupac Shakur

‘My career is a journey for me, and any journey is incomplete without the struggle.’ – Yami Gautam

‘Without struggle, no progress and no result. Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine.’ – George Gurdjieff

‘Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.’ – Marian Wright Edelman

‘It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.’ – Maya Angelou

‘A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.’ – Fidel Castro

‘When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.’ – Edmund Burke

‘Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.’ – Benjamin Disraeli

‘I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.’ – John F. Kerry

‘You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.’ – Brene Brown

‘The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.’ – Rudyard Kipling

‘So, my happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.’ – Nicki Minaj

‘The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.’ – Samuel Smiles

‘Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.’ – Coretta Scott King

‘I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.’ – Denzel Washington

‘The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.’ – Abraham Lincoln

‘The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.’ – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

‘A hundred struggle and drown in the breakers. One discovers the new world. But rather, ten times rather, die in the surf, heralding the way to that new world, than stand idly on the shore.’ – Florence Nightingale

‘Once you make it to your point of making it, you’ll appreciate the struggle.’ – Nas

‘Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose we came from the woods originally. But in some of nature’s forests, the adventurous traveler seems a feeble, unwelcome creature; wild beasts and the weather trying to kill him, the rank, tangled vegetation, armed with spears and stinging needles, barring his way and making life a hard struggle.’ – John Muir

‘The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.’ – Wilma Rudolph

‘Dream, struggle, create, prevail. Be daring. Be brave. Be loving. Be compassionate. Be strong. Be brilliant. Be beautiful.’ – Caterina Fake

‘I struggle with reading a bit. I’m slightly dyslexic, so reading takes me quite a while, and in general, I’m not a big book reader at all. And something like ‘Game of Thrones’ seems very daunting to me!’ – Thomas Brodie-Sangster

‘The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.’ – Elizabeth Blackwell

‘The oppressed peoples can liberate themselves only through struggle. This is a simple and clear truth confirmed by history.’ – Kim Il-sung

‘The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.’ – Albert Camus

‘Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald

‘Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!’ – Stevie Wonder

‘You have to understand that people have to pay a price for peace. If you dare to struggle, you dare to win.’ – Fred Hampton

‘Every day sees humanity more victorious in the struggle with space and time.’ – Guglielmo Marconi

‘People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.’ – Raoul Vaneigem

‘The universal utilization of water power and its long-distance transmission will supply every household with cheap power and will dispense with the necessity of burning fuel. The struggle for existence being lessened, there should be development along ideal rather than material lines.’ – Nikola Tesla

‘Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice – that struggle continues.’ – Bernie Sanders

‘Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It’s a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.’ – Ty Cobb

‘It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life. I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.’ – Cesar Chavez

‘People are at their best when they are challenged. If we don’t challenge ourselves, nature has a way of giving us challenges anyway. There is great value in our struggles, and human nature has shown us that we only value the things we struggle to achieve.’ – Thomas Frey

‘I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days.’ – Nelson Mandela

‘Scientific views end in awe and mystery, lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man’s struggle for good and evil seems inadequate.’ – Richard P. Feynman

‘I hate imperialism. I detest colonialism. And I fear the consequences of their last bitter struggle for life. We are determined that our nation, and the world as a whole, shall not be the plaything of one small corner of the world.’ – Sukarno

‘Anywhere the struggle is great, the level of ingenuity and inventiveness is high.’ – Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin

‘I live the everyday struggle in real life.’ – Nav

‘Although slavery may have been abolished, the crippling poison of racism still persists, and the struggle still continues.’ – Harry Belafonte

‘It’s expensive to raise a child with special needs, which people don’t even think about. Emotionally it can be a struggle, but financially it’s really rough.’ – Elena Delle Donne

‘In the struggle between yourself and the world second the world.’ – Franz Kafka

‘If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.’ – C. S. Lewis

‘Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy.’ – Vaclav Havel

‘In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.’ – Albert Bandura

‘When you don’t come from struggle, gaining appreciation is a quality that’s difficult to come by.’ – Shania Twain

‘Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.’ – Vladimir Lenin

‘We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.’ – Norman Vincent Peale

‘The party of swindlers and thieves is putting forward its chief swindler and its chief thief for the presidency. We must vote against him, struggle against him.’ – Alexei Navalny

‘Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth – look at the dying man’s struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.’ – Soren Kierkegaard

‘Every time people struggle, they survive, they do better, and then they forget, and they end up back where they started from.’ – Faith Ringgold

‘We struggle with eating healthily, obesity, and access to good nutrition for everyone. But we have a great opportunity to get on the right side of this battle by beginning to think differently about the way that we eat and the way that we approach food.’ – Marcus Samuelsson

‘Nothing is given to man on earth – struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible – the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen.’ – Andrew Bernstein

‘Drawing is the only thing I’ve found in which I can lose myself completely. I love it. It started as something that relaxed me, but now it’s a struggle because I’m pushing myself. The day-to-day sketching is fraught.’ – Peter Capaldi

‘In a bid for change, we have to take off our coats, be prepared to lose our comfort and security, our jobs and positions of prestige, and our families… A struggle without casualties is no struggle.’ – Steven Biko

‘The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.’ – Milan Kundera

‘We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift, uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people.’ – Louis Farrakhan

‘I am simply trying to struggle through life; trying to do God’s bidding.’ – George Lucas

‘No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.’ – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

‘My beliefs are that good people who work hard get their rewards. There will be struggle at times and hurdles along the way – life throws up all sorts – but in the end, you will prevail if you stick to the right path.’ – Moeen Ali

‘Socialism is a sacred cause for realizing the demand and desire of the masses of the people for independence; it is a revolutionary cause that advances amid a fierce struggle against imperialism and all other counterrevolutionary forces.’ – Kim Jong-un

‘Girls are socialised in ways that are harmful to their sense of self – to reduce themselves, to cater to the egos of men, to think of their bodies as repositories of shame. As adult women, many struggle to overcome, to unlearn, much of that social conditioning.’ – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

‘A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning.’ – Kim Jong Il

‘The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.’ – Douglas MacArthur

‘Having achieved my own dreams, I want to give to kids who are less fortunate, who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support.’ – Kristi Yamaguchi

‘Well, I believe that the depth of your struggle can determine the height of your success. I was inspired to come out of everything I’ve been through and end up in a place where I never thought that I would be.’ – R. Kelly

‘Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.’ – Douglas Adams

‘You struggle with your demons and you conquer them.’ – Kinky Friedman

‘My life is a struggle.’ – Voltaire

‘The travail of freedom and justice is not easy, but nothing serious and important in life is easy. The history of humanity has been a continuing struggle against temptation and tyranny – and very little worthwhile has ever been achieved without pain.’ – Robert Kennedy

‘I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.’ – Robert Burns

‘My life is a beautiful struggle.’ – Hope Solo

‘If I didn’t have children I might be more of a lush than I am. I like booze. I struggle with smoking. And I’m a big swearer. I’m trying to rein it in but I do think it’s a nice seasoning of language.’ – Olivia Colman

‘If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go.’ – Edmund Hillary

‘I tell my brethren in Palestine: be patient and continue your blessed struggle. We did not forget you. We are still healing another wound in the Muslim nation, which is the occupation of our land by the Americans. Your battle and ours are one and the same.’ – Mohammed Omar

‘Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.’ – Robert Anton Wilson

‘The man whom God wills to slay in the struggle of life – he first individualizes.’ – Henrik Ibsen

‘Jazz came from the streets, hip-hop came from the streets. It’s just a different language. It’s all borne out of hard times, struggle, and the fight to have equality and things be better.’ – DJ Premier

‘Transportation is responsible for half of our state’s air pollution, and many suffer as a result. Children are more likely to develop respiratory illnesses and struggle in school when they breathe smoggy air.’ – Alex Padilla

‘It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America.’ – Molly Ivins

‘The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend. one of the great landmarks in men’s struggle to be free of tyranny, to be decent and civilized.’ – William O. Douglas

‘As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people’s struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.’ – Angela Davis

‘I really struggle with that feeling of helplessness. That’s why I really try to get my blogs, and even myself, to point to the positive and look at all the inspiring things that are happening.’ – Daryl Hannah

‘It’s not a struggle to be on a diet. You feel lighter, and your spirit is lighter, too. But I love chocolate, and I allow myself to have chocolate. That doesn’t go against a diet for me.’ – Juliette Binoche

‘Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.’ – Paul Tournier

‘Love isn’t a perfect state of caring. It’s an active noun, like ‘struggle.” – Fred Rogers

‘Everyone’s struggle is different. Just because I wasn’t struggling on the streets, it doesn’t mean I don’t know what it’s like to struggle.’ – D’Brickashaw Ferguson

‘To the nameless and unsung heroes of our freedom struggle, we offer our humble tribute. Their life-blood nourishes the body of independent India.’ – Rajiv Gandhi

‘Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.’ – Bella Abzug

‘The struggle goes on. The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago.’ – Al Lewis

‘Never underestimate the power of intrinsic values. They inspire every struggle for a better world.’ – George Monbiot

‘People choose to struggle when people don’t want to relax. Sometimes it is not on your side. Relax; calm down. No matter how hard the waves are, you will float on the ocean.’ – Kubra Sait

‘I wrote ‘Channel Orange’ in two weeks. The end product wasn’t always that gritty, real-life depiction of the real struggle that happened.’ – Frank Ocean

‘Everyone has to start somewhere! I certainly didn’t sound great when I first started playing, and I remember all my guitar teachers, both good and bad, and what it felt like to struggle with even the simplest of things.’ – Paul Gilbert

‘Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.’ – A. Philip Randolph

‘Life is not a struggle. It’s a wiggle.’ – Peter McWilliams

‘What we all need to do is find the wellspring that keeps us going, that gives us the strength and patience to keep up this struggle for a long time.’ – Winona LaDuke

‘Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.’ – Ninon de L’Enclos

‘Songwriting’s never been a natural art for me; it’s always been a bit of a struggle.’ – Rod Stewart

‘Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.’ – Sarah Ban Breathnach

‘I have seen good times and bad times, struggle and success.’ – Himani Shivpuri

‘I am a smoker, I’m ashamed to say. I had given it up for many years, then picked it up again. It’s a horrible habit. I struggle with myself all the time. And I love to smoke.’ – Melissa Leo

‘All judges have cases that touch our passions deeply, but we all struggle constantly with remaining impartial.’ – Sonia Sotomayor

‘Every medal I have won is a story of a difficult struggle.’ – Mary Kom

‘I embraced every struggle because it made me the fighter I was.’ – Joe Calzaghe

‘Black people in America, people from the struggle, immigrants, it’s no generational wealth that we are attached to, so we are tasked to create – in one generation – closing the gap. That’s why we so Doomsday about getting to the check: ’cause it’s life or death for real.’ – Nipsey Hussle

‘In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.’ – Leon Trotsky

‘But what is the use of preaching the Gospel to men whose whole attention is concentrated upon a mad, desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?’ – William Booth

‘The struggle against patriarchy and racism must be substantively robust and inextricably intertwined.’ – Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

‘I wish everyone well, but you need to focus on yourself. You need to stop putting your hand out. Everyone wants hand outs. Everyone wants things for free. You’ve got to put in the work. You’ve got to grind. You’ve got go through the struggle, and you’ve got to get it.’ – Conor McGregor

‘I feel impressed to counsel those engaged in personal challenges to do right. In particular, my heart reaches out to those who feel discouraged by the magnitude of their struggle.’ – Russell M. Nelson

‘Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.’ – Herman Melville

‘It’s an irony that with the physical decline of age comes more mental wellbeing. It’s life’s cruel trick. You’ve settled down as a person, you feel happier with who you are, and then you get a massive swollen prostate and have to go for a test every two weeks. It’s life’s way of saying the struggle isn’t over.’ – Greg Davies

‘Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.’ – Mahatma Gandhi

‘Mankind advances only through struggle.’ – Gustav Stresemann

‘Together we have travelled a long road to be where we are today. This has been a road of struggle against colonial and apartheid oppression.’ – Thabo Mbeki

‘It is unnecessary to say that Fidel Castro possesses the high qualities of a fighter and statesman: our path, our struggle, and our triumph we owed to his vision.’ – Che Guevara

‘We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle.’ – Stokely Carmichael

‘The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We’re still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings.’ – Halle Berry

‘Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?’ – George Sand

‘When life is victorious, there is birth; when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace.’ – Morihei Ueshiba

‘My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.’ – Wole Soyinka

‘It’s a struggle but that’s why we exist, so that another generation of Lesbians of color will not have to invent themselves, or their history, all over again.’ – Audre Lorde

‘Oh, God, I struggle with low self-esteem all the time! I think everyone does. I have so much wrong with me, it’s unbelievable!’ – Angelina Jolie

‘The people of Nicaragua were suffering oppression. This made us develop an awareness which eventually led us to commit ourselves to the struggle against the domination of the capitalists of our country in collusion with the U.S. government, i.e. imperialism.’ – Daniel Ortega

‘I struggle off the tee. If I can hit my driver straight, then I’m usually playing well.’ – Stephen Curry

‘I’m one of the world’s most self-conscious people. I really have to struggle.’ – Marilyn Monroe

‘I do think that some of us began to realize that this was going to be a long struggle that was going to go on for decades, and you’d have to knuckle down. A lot of people in our generation did that. They didn’t drop out and run away.’ – Julian Bond

‘Men and machines are good at different things. People form plans and make decisions in complicated situations. We are less good at making sense of enormous amounts of data. Computers are exactly the opposite: they excel at efficient data processing but struggle to make basic judgments that would be simple for any human.’ – Peter Thiel

‘Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.’ – James Brown

‘Throughout my life my greatest benefactors have been my dreams and my travels; very few men, living or dead, have helped me in my struggle.’ – Nikos Kazantzakis

‘All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.’ – Otto von Bismarck

‘The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is.’ – Robert H. Schuller

‘Being Latino and being an actor has been a unique struggle and opportunity. When you don’t fit into what may be a more stereotypical vision of somebody whose name is Pedro is, it can be a little bit harder to navigate.’ – Pedro Pascal

‘I don’t think there is anything unusual about my struggle. It’s a very typical struggle where you meet bad people, and then you meet good people, and then you finally have a breakthrough.’ – Kangana Ranaut

‘I believe the ability to think is blessed. If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it. The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think.’ – Richard Pryor

‘I believe I’m going to die doing the things I was born to do. I believe I’m going to die high off the people. I believe I’m going to die a revolutionary in the international revolutionary proletarian struggle.’ – Fred Hampton

‘The evil of slavery and colonialism was that these oppressions kept their victims out of history, disconnected them from the evolutionary struggle.’ – Shelby Steele

‘The struggle of democratic secularism, religious tolerance, individual freedom and feminism against authoritarian patriarchal religion, culture and morality is going on all over the world – including the Islamic world, where dissidents are regularly jailed, killed, exiled or merely intimidated and silenced.’ – Ellen Willis

‘A character on screen that’s the ‘good guy’ or the ‘bad guy,’ they’re never interesting. There’s got to be an internal struggle, the duality is important to find.’ – Bill Skarsgard

‘There is a strange kind of human being in whom there is an eternal struggle between body and soul, animal and god, for dominance. In all great men this mixture is striking, and in none more so than in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.’ – Alfred Einstein

‘Those men and women are fortunate who are born at a time when a great struggle for human freedom is in progress. It is an added good fortune to have parents who take a personal part in the great movements of their time. I am glad and thankful that this was my case.’ – Emmeline Pankhurst

‘To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals – this alone is worth the struggle.’ – William Osler

‘One day, I know the struggle will change. There’s got to be a change – not only for Mississippi, not only for the people in the United States, but people all over the world.’ – Fannie Lou Hamer

‘All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.’ – Iris Murdoch

‘A lot of what is most beautiful about the world arises from struggle.’ – Malcolm Gladwell

‘I have had a struggle with anxiety, always, and as a proud Jew, that’s not a surprising thing.’ – Ben Platt

‘There is a better place, the hard but joyful work beyond struggle, beyond the shadow of a doubt. It is our real home, the long-remembered future when everything worked and things made sense.’ – Marilyn Ferguson

‘It is certain that, because the negligent do not struggle against self, they never achieve peace of soul or do so tardily, and never possess any virtue in its fullness, while the energetic and industrious make notable advances on both fronts.’ – Saint Ignatius

‘I always go into matches telling myself that I want to score or make an assist. As a striker, you have to do that. Of course, it’s not possible in every game. There are only a small amount of players that can really do that, and even they struggle sometimes.’ – Kai Havertz

‘I was a hardliner with regard to colonialism, which had occupied Africa and large parts of the world. We were waging an armed struggle, and therefore, one had to be strong. But now, no one asks for weapons but for economic aid, which changes your position.’ – Muammar al-Gaddafi

‘Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. It’s about a man and a woman. So the pain and the struggle in the blues is that universal pain that comes from having your heart broken. Most blues songs are not about social statements.’ – Wynton Marsalis

‘While producing art works, illusions appear from time to time due to my mental illness. Every day is a struggle for me.’ – Yayoi Kusama

‘I prefer to work when there are people against whom I have to struggle.’ – Jean-Luc Godard

‘Use and beauty – these should be the ends of all human effort. But the competitive struggle swings us away from this high ground and plunges us into a quagmire fight for cheap goods and cheap labor.’ – Edwin Markham

‘Life is filled with tragedy, with long patches of struggle and with, I think, beautiful bursts of joy and accomplishment. Blessed with those moments, you just try to relax as much as possible and focus on the little things, like the joy of changing your baby’s diaper.’ – David Dastmalchian

‘So the lover must struggle for words.’ – T. S. Eliot

‘Why, for example, should a group of simple, stable compounds of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen struggle for billions of years to organise themselves into a professor of chemistry? What’s the motive?’ – Robert M. Pirsig

‘I think there’s only one interesting story… and that’s struggle.’ – Thomas McGuane

‘Many great composers have died in poverty. I have not faced hardships, like having to struggle for food, thanks to reasonable producers.’ – Ilaiyaraaja

‘The equal right of all citizens to health, education, work, food, security, culture, science, and wellbeing – that is, the same rights we proclaimed when we began our struggle, in addition to those which emerge from our dreams of justice and equality for all inhabitants of our world – is what I wish for all.’ – Fidel Castro

‘Reggae music don’t really focus on one thing, you know. If reggae music is speaking about the struggle of people, and the suffering, it don’t mean black people. It mean people in general.’ – Burning Spear

‘I’ve become more and more aware of the promise and struggle to teach the global mind nowadays because I use every chance I get to ask faculty and administrators of management education programs why we don’t offer at least one course – not even required, just an elective – on the world’s religions.’ – Warren Bennis

‘Popular culture is one of the sites where this struggle for and against a culture of the powerful is engaged: it is also the stake to be won or lost in that struggle. It is the arena of consent and resistance.’ – Stuart Hall

‘As we wander, grieving, in yet another dark moment, amid our pain we must struggle to remember the redemptive power of love and hope.’ – Ephraim Mirvis

‘Well it seems to me, that all real communities grow out of a shared confrontation with survival. Communities are not produced by sentiment or mere goodwill. They grow out of a shared struggle. Our situation in the desert is an incubator for community.’ – Larry Harvey

‘Just as Jews in the U.S. joined Martin Luther King, I’m sure hundreds of thousands of Jews will join the struggle for civil equality in Israel.’ – Ayman Odeh

‘There will be days when you feel defeated, exhausted, and plain old beat-up by life’s whiplash. People you love will disappoint you – and you will disappoint them. You’ll probably struggle with some kind of mortal appetite. Some days it will feel as though the veil between Heaven and Earth is made of reinforced concrete.’ – Sheri L. Dew

‘My journey has been so full of struggle and I just want to be able to offer some help and some general ideas to people that really need it the most.’ – Linda Hamilton

‘Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.’ – Tennessee Williams

‘The way I see things, the way I see life, I see it as a struggle. And there’s a great deal of reward I have gained coming to that understanding – that existence is a struggle.’ – Harvey Keitel

‘The last struggle for our rights, the battle for our civilization, is entirely with ourselves.’ – William Wells Brown

‘What I like is the journey, the year-round struggle to improve.’ – Dorian Yates

‘Everybody’s gone through some kind of struggle in their life, and I’d like to be the type of voice who talks about it.’ – James Arthur

‘Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s important to keep things clean. It’s just the neatness I struggle with.’ – Kate Garraway

‘Everything I read about hitting a midlife crisis was true. I had such a struggle letting go of youthful things and learning how to exist and have enthusiasm while settling into the comfort of an older age.’ – David Bowie

‘I fell in love with this idea of an old school game character, like Donkey Kong, who looks like a very simple guy but is really wrestling with this very profound struggle: ‘What’s the meaning of life? What if I don’t like this job I’ve been programmed to do?” – Rich Moore

‘The fact that a baby can be born today and condemned to a life of hardship, struggle, and discrimination simply because of sex is enraging.’ – Adora Svitak

‘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.’ – Chris Evans

‘I gave up my struggle with perfection a long time ago. That is a concept I don’t find very interesting anymore. Everyone just wants to look good in the photographs. I think that is where some of the pressure comes from. Be happy. Be yourself, the day is about a lot more.’ – Anne Hathaway

‘Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.’ – J. Donald Walters

‘Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.’ – Mary Wollstonecraft

‘I don’t differentiate between black and Latino actors. We’re in the same struggle to be represented in a way that’s even close to honest. And I can tell you that the amount of Latino characters I can point at and say, ‘That’s what my life experience looks like’ – I can’t think of any off the top of my head besides Jimmy Smits in ‘Mi Familia.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

‘Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.’ – Rebecca West

‘For me, I value connection a lot, talking to people and connecting. Don’t get me wrong: I enjoy having my own time, but I think it’s really important to have that connection, so living on Mars would be a struggle for me.’ – Asa Butterfield

‘The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.’ – Maya Angelou

‘For me, my body image struggle started very young. All that I heard from my mother, my aunts, and my mom’s friends was, ‘I gotta lose five pounds.’ At 5 years old, I learned a size 2 is not thin enough. It was, ‘Don’t eat carbs! Don’t eat sugar! Drink Diet Coke! You always diet!’ So that was engrained in my brain at a very early age.’ – Whitney Cummings

‘Architecture is always the will of the age conceived as space – nothing else. Until this simple truth is clearly recognized, the struggle over the foundation of a new architecture confident in its aims and powerful in its impact cannot be realized; until then, it is destined to remain a chaos of uncoordinated forces.’ – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

‘I always say, dare to struggle, dare to grin.’ – Wavy Gravy

‘There’s always got to be a struggle. What else is there? That’s what life is made of. I don’t know anything else. If there is, tell me about it.’ – Van Morrison

”Growing Stronger’ emerged from a need to relate my life experiences as well as my constant struggle to prevail each day, and as a reminder to myself of the importance of never giving up.’ – Thalia

‘There’s a theory that says that life is based on a competition and the struggle and the fight for survival, and it’s interesting because when you look at the fractal character of evolution, it’s totally different. It’s based on cooperation among the elements in the geometry and not competition.’ – Bruce Lipton

‘My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self.’ – Coretta Scott King

‘Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.’ – E. M. Forster

‘Getting older is a struggle. I always feel that just under the surface of acceptance and enjoyment of the ageing process is a terrible hysteria just waiting to burst out.’ – Michael Sheen

‘Some of us are turtles; we crawl and struggle along, and we haven’t maybe figured it out by the time we’re 30. But the turtles have to keep on walking.’ – John B. Goodenough

‘I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don’t care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.’ – Emile Zola

‘One of the most important functions of jazz has been to encourage a hope for freedom, for people living in situations of intolerance or struggle.’ – Herbie Hancock

‘My life has been a bit special, this is true. I participated in the liberation of my country. I was one of the organisers of its struggle for liberation. I likewise actively participated in all the struggles for liberation.’ – Ahmed Ben Bella

‘Los Angeles feels empty and overrated. I struggle with it as a holiday destination. It’s the sort of place where you need to know some locals, otherwise it just feels so empty.’ – Russell Howard

‘I am super close with my brother. He is my ultimate role model. Growing up and having a family break apart, you know, when my parents divorced and things like that, it was a struggle, and all we had was each other at the time.’ – Ali Krieger

‘I shall always be grateful for this curious love of history, allowing me to spend a lifetime looking back into the past, allowing me to learn from these large figures about the struggle for meaning for life.’ – Doris Kearns Goodwin

‘The world is a Hobbesian state of nature in which the struggle for domination is the very essence of international life.’ – Charles Krauthammer

‘From the time I was thirteen, there was a constant struggle between MGM and me – whether or not to eat, how much to eat, what to eat. I remember this more vividly than anything else about my childhood.’ – Judy Garland

‘Quakers are known for wanting to give back. Ban the bomb and the civil rights movement and the native American struggle for justice – those things were very, very front-burner in my childhood, as were the ideas of working for peace and if you have more than you need, then you share it with people who don’t.’ – Bonnie Raitt

‘In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic.’ – Gerry Adams

‘Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach – managing our thoughts, regulating our emotions, and behaving productively despite our circumstances. While all three areas can be a struggle, it’s often our thoughts that make it most difficult to be mentally strong.’ – Amy Morin

‘For black and brown people, caring for ourselves and each other is not a neutral act. It is a necessary and radical part of the struggle to create a more just society. Our healing and survival are essential to the fight.’ – Jamila Woods

‘We don’t often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle. We all prefer to think that every man who wore the blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart.’ – Rebecca Harding Davis

‘If you help a chicken out of an egg, most of the time that bird will die. If you help a moth out of a cocoon, it’ll die because they don’t go through that struggle and maturation. I can give you a fish for the day and you’ll eat a day, but if I teach you to fish, you’ll eat for a lifetime. Maybe even start a business.’ – Ted Yoho

‘It is the nature of truth to struggle to the light.’ – Wilkie Collins

‘For those who struggle with anti-pagan prejudices and stereotypes, Humanist Paganism might be a powerful educational tool. It can show that a pagan can be a sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and enlightened person, and that a pagan culture can be artistically vibrant, environmentally conscious, intellectually stimulating, and socially just.’ – Brendan Myers

‘You can’t relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle.’ – Timothy Dalton

‘The media has for us a fundamental priority because it is a weapon for the ideological struggle and a weapon to express to the people the hope that we all have.’ – Hugo Chavez

‘Life for my family was a real struggle, as it was for most in those farming communities in Alabama.’ – Jim Nabors

‘To Africanize colonial and capitalist power would destroy the meaning of our struggle.’ – Samora Machel

‘It would have been disastrous for Zambia if we had gone multi-party because these parties would have been used by those opposed to Zambia’s participation in the freedom struggle.’ – Kenneth Kaunda

‘With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.’ – Friedrich Schiller

‘I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare.’ – Eldridge Cleaver

‘Film can’t just be a long line of bliss. There’s something we all like about the human struggle.’ – David Lynch

‘The fight against terrorism is an international struggle of the free world against the forces of darkness.’ – Ariel Sharon

‘It is important to launch a mass and society-wide struggle to drastically increase the production of consumer goods.’ – Kim Jong-un

‘It is wrong to try to avoid the struggle against imperialism under the pretext that independence and revolution are important, but that peace is still more precious.’ – Kim Il-sung

‘Freedom is a struggle, and we do it together. Not only together as black citizens, but black and white together.’ – Andrew Young

‘My mother has done a great job with her kids. The daily struggle of raising three daughters with a very limited income yet seeing to it that they get a good upbringing, giving her daughters wings even after not being so educated – that person is my hero.’ – Sonali Bendre

‘The best thing that ever happened to me is that nothing happened in writing. I ended up working for engineering companies, and that’s where I found my material, in the everyday struggle between capitalism and grace. Being broke and tired, you don’t come home your best self.’ – George Saunders

‘Negative comments in terms of body image are the hardest thing the women probably struggle with. But I think the best thing that we can do as WWE superstars is taking that negativity and using it in a positive way, because there are so many young kids on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to not send the message of hate on to.’ – Charlotte Flair

‘I don’t understand why black people have been so quiescent, so passive over the hundreds of years of American history. Why hasn’t there been more violence, more armed struggle? I know answers to some of that, but it seems to me it’s an issue of faith, an abiding faith in some sort of great beyond, or great spirit, or even in the American dream.’ – John Edgar Wideman

‘It’s tough when you struggle physically to meet your own expectations.’ – Taylor Fritz

‘We know that chronic loneliness has consequences. It certainly depresses our mood. And in terms of our health, people who struggle with loneliness also have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, dementia, depression, and anxiety. Loneliness is also associated with a shorter lifespan.’ – Vivek Murthy

‘Readers have told me that their children have learned to read after years of struggle after starting to read Garfield’s comic strip and many people who have moved to the United States have said that they, too, learned English by reading Garfield.’ – Jim Davis

‘It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man – the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse – the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end.’ – Washington Irving

‘To think, I have had more than 60 years of hard struggle for a little liberty, and then to die without it seems so cruel.’ – Susan B. Anthony

‘My happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.’ – Nicki Minaj

‘Whenever I ask myself what blackness means to me, I am struck by the parallels that exist between my predicament and that of many Western Jews, who struggle with questions of assimilation at a time when marrying outside the faith is common.’ – Thomas Chatterton Williams

‘The names of Dingane and Bambata, Hintsa and Makana, Squngthi and Dalasile, Moshoeshoe and Sekhukhuni, were praised as the glory of the entire African nation. I hoped then that life might offer me the opportunity to serve my people and make my own humble contribution to their freedom struggle.’ – Nelson Mandela

‘We need to look marginalized people in our community in the eye and listen to their stories of struggle, heartache and impossibility.’ – Stephanie Land

‘I’ve pretty much always been on a diet since I was born. And the women in my family struggle, so I find the less I think about food, in a way, the happier I am. In general, I think I eat less the less I think about it.’ – Lauren Graham

‘If there ever is a struggle, making a good movie will always supersede the need to be noble.’ – Michael Moore

‘The sheer diversity of literature in the Bible is one of the secrets of its continuing popularity through the centuries. There is something for all moods and many different cultures. Its message is not buried in religious jargon only accessible to either believers or scholars, but reflects the issues that people struggle with in daily life.’ – John Drane

‘While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups, the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle in their effort to peacefully coexist.’ – Alcee Hastings

‘When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.’ – Pearl S. Buck

‘Black people need some peace. White people need some peace. And we are going to have to fight. We’re going to have to struggle. We’re going to have to struggle relentlessly to bring about some peace, because the people that we’re asking for peace, they are a bunch of megalomaniac warmongers, and they don’t even understand what peace means.’ – Fred Hampton

‘Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.’ – Mao Zedong

‘I haven’t had to struggle very much. I haven’t paid my dues. I think I have been lucky.’ – Colin Firth

‘The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.’ – Oprah Winfrey

‘There is good and there is bad in every human heart, and it is the struggle of life to conquer the bad with the good.’ – Susan Glaspell

‘If I could turn it on like a faucet then I think it would be kind of unearned. I feel like you need to struggle a little bit to make anything good.’ – Porter Robinson

‘The search for justice and security, the struggle for equality of opportunity, the quest for tolerance and harmony, the pursuit of human dignity – these are moral imperatives which we must work towards and think about on a daily basis.’ – Aga Khan IV

‘Back when I used to struggle with how I could define myself in the film business, I knew that I’d always remain true to myself and what I wanted to accomplish. The style of action I showcase is quite different from other stars we usually see, but I’m remaining true to myself, and hopefully this comes across.’ – Scott Adkins

‘People have different points of view and different opinions, and they struggle themselves with change.’ – Jim Gray

‘My folks ain’t graduated from high school or nothing like that, so we always had to struggle in the family – and I come from a big family.’ – Kendrick Lamar

‘What you feel about a film is what you feel when you’re in love with a woman. You fight for her love and it’s always a struggle… there are misunderstandings and you’re always trying to prove that there’s more to you.’ – Gautham Menon

‘Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit If they follow these inclinations, they will struggle and snatch from each other, and inclinations to defer or yield will die.’ – Xun Kuang

‘Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.’ – Andrea Dworkin

‘Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.’ – Napoleon Hill

‘You don’t just end up with freedom when you have the vote. The struggle continues.’ – Jacob Zuma

‘Sometimes I feel that in religious content, religious drama, it’s almost told like a tale, like an account of facts, and in ‘A.D. The Bible Continues,’ it’s drama, it’s real drama that we like to see on TV today, seeing the characters struggle and doubt and be completely in conflict with each other, kind of like ‘House of Cards.” – Juan Pablo Di Pace

‘I have never seen any BJP leader going to jail during the freedom struggle; it was only Congressmen who sacrificed for this country.’ – Asrani

‘Goodie Mob is my passion, the core of me, the fight, the struggle. I’m still as much of an underdog as I ever was, and my music is still as anti-establishment as it ever was. I want to satisfy that rebel side. It’s not null and void. I’m a whole being, and I’m just coming back full circle.’ – CeeLo Green

”The Piano Lesson’ is very sophisticated, easily the most adult or complex material I’ve attempted. It’s the first film I’ve written that has a proper story, and it was a big struggle for me to write. It meant I had to admit the power of narrative.’ – Jane Campion

‘We have to struggle against the conservatives from all sides, not only the right-wingers, but also the left-wing conservatives who don’t want to change anything.’ – Jacques Delors

‘The struggle through the grief was a huge growing process for me. There were gifts that came from it. I learned a lot about myself. I got into a mode very much like my father’s own mode of seeking – seeking solutions, seeking teachers, seeking information – to try to alleviate my own suffering.’ – Shannon Lee

‘All of us, in a sense, struggle continuously all the time, because we never get what we want. The important thing which I’ve really learned is how do you not give up, because you never succeed in the first attempt.’ – Mukesh Ambani

‘The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations.’ – Aung San Suu Kyi

‘I think that’s a struggle of every Christian, to be able to get to that point where they’re in constant prayer with God – so that everything they do, in thought, in speech, in work, is praising God and worshipping God.’ – Troy Polamalu

‘We are beginning to see a fundamental outrage at the whole interconnected mess of a system: at energy companies who record massive profits, yet allow pensioners to struggle to stay warm in winter; at CEOs who can earn up to a 1,000 times the salary of their average worker; and soon, any day now, at those politicians who allowed this to happen.’ – Noreena Hertz

‘To a billion people around the world surviving on just a dollar a day, the question of what to eat tonight is more about life and death than about recipes. The struggle of poor people around the globe weighs heavily on me, especially now that I am a mother, which is why I work with Oxfam.’ – Giada De Laurentiis

‘I have felt for the last 10 years I have had this battle; I’ve been fighting so hard to have an education. It’s been this uphill struggle. I was Warner Bros’ pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult.’ – Emma Watson

‘I do not think that everybody has to struggle. But to probably at least half of the people, it never seems to enter their minds that they might be engaged in a struggle or that there might be something to struggle with.’ – M. Scott Peck

‘We have to continue our progressive struggle and defeat the conspiracies of dictatorship.’ – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

‘The more rarefied a life you live, the easier it is to think that those who don’t share it could be demonised. To find the common humanity becomes more of a struggle the more you surround yourself with nice things.’ – Rory Kinnear

”Jihad’ can mean holy war to extremists, but it means struggle to the average Muslim.’ – Feisal Abdul Rauf

‘One of the tragedies of the struggle against racism is that up to now there has been no national organization which could speak to the growing militancy of young black people in the urban ghetto.’ – Stokely Carmichael

‘I really don’t like to take the easy way out, if I can help it, on anything I do, I like to really make it a challenge. I don’t know how to create by taking the easy routes. I’ve tried, you know, I’ve tried to let myself, but I always struggle to compensate.’ – Jack White

‘My struggle has been to return painting to the tangible object, which is like returning the personality to touching and feeling the world around it, to offset the tendency to vagueness and abstraction. To remind people of practical activity, to suggest the sense and not to escape from the senses.’ – Claes Oldenburg

‘There were days I could barely struggle into a size 46 or 48, months of larges and XXLs, and endless rounds of leggings with the elastic at the waist stretched to its limit and beyond – topped with the fashion equivalent of a tea cozy. And always black, because I was in mourning for my slimmer self.’ – Carrie Fisher

‘It was an ongoing struggle to say no, I don’t want to be a part of the perpetuation of this stereotype.’ – John Amos

‘One of the easiest shots in golf is chipping. It should be the easiest. It’s like throwing a ball or pitching pennies. It’s easy. And I struggle with that, and the struggle is all mental.’ – Nick Saban

‘Later in life, when my kids struggle to understand a tricky concept or master a new skill, I want them to have the strength and experience to tell themselves, ‘I don’t know how to do this… yet!’ I want them to be confident that, even if something seems challenging today, they have what it takes to figure it out.’ – Sal Khan

‘I think I’d struggle to get excited by synchronised swimming.’ – Ian Botham

‘The institutionalization of Black Studies, Feminist Studies, all of these things, led to a sense that the struggle was over for a lot of people and that one did not have to continue the personal consciousness-raising and changing of one’s viewpoint.’ – bell hooks

‘I spend a lot of time thinking and worrying about fatigue. It is the thing I struggle with the most.’ – Kadeena Cox

‘The struggle to conquer oppression in our country is the weaker for the traditionalist, conservative, and primitive restraints imposed on women by man-dominated structures within our movement, as also because of equally traditionalist attitudes of surrender and submission on the part of women.’ – Oliver Tambo

‘In life, we all struggle and strive to make progress. When will you know you’ve reached success? A billion dollars is a good sign, but there’s a better one – humility.’ – Naveen Jain

‘As the father of two daughters, the ongoing struggle for women’s equality is very personal for me. That’s why it has been an honor during my time in Congress to support women’s rights by advocating for reproductive rights, equal pay, access to paid maternity leave and quality child care.’ – Mike Quigley

‘People rarely speak of children; you hear of ‘cohort groups’ and ‘standard variations,’ but you don’t hear much of boys who miss their cats or 6-year-olds who have to struggle with potato balls.’ – Jonathan Kozol

‘You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you’re willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I’ll make the first film that costs zero dollars.’ – Nick Nolte

‘Art’s power of persuasion resides in the small personal details of one’s own story, and if it weren’t for my struggle with dyslexia, I doubt I’d ever have become a writer or known how to teach others to write.’ – Philip Schultz

‘It’s strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words.’ – T. S. Eliot

‘Though I have drawn my sword in the present generous struggle for the rights of men, yet I am not in arms as an American, nor am I in pursuit of riches. My fortune is liberal enough, having no wife nor family, and having lived long enough to know that riches cannot ensure happiness.’ – John Paul Jones

‘For in this century, within the next decades, will be decided for generations whether all mankind is to become Communist, whether the whole world is to become free, or whether, in the struggle, civilization as we know it is to be completely destroyed or completely changed.’ – Whittaker Chambers

‘When you consider how many people are really not good at communication in general and interviewing in specific, it’s no wonder that many companies struggle to build high-quality partnerships – or even staffs.’ – Michael Gerber

‘I grew up in a working-class neighborhood, so there was always a sense of struggle, but we had hope.’ – Bonnie Hunt

‘I rejected the armed struggle because, as a Christian, I am committed to a nonviolent and peaceful struggle. But people take their own initiatives, because it is a Lebanon type of situation here.’ – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

‘Inexperienced personal development teachers always tell you to visualize, but often in a tragically limited way. They tell you to visualize nothing but victory. But high-achievers know that it’s even more important to visualize themselves at the point where they want to quit, and then see themselves working through the struggle.’ – Brendon Burchard

‘By the time I got to songwriting, I had been faced with a lot of troubles as a result of my own collective of trauma. I was someone who instinctively figured out that writing songs about the struggle helps you with the struggle.’ – Mary Gauthier

‘My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.’ – Abraham Lincoln

‘I struggle to learn by rote. I’ve had meltdowns on set. Which is embarrassing and shameful.’ – Benedict Cumberbatch

‘I really like how the characters always has to go through some type of long journey that’s like a crazy struggle. And these anime shows give women power. She’s always the queen or somebody that you cannot beat – I love that.’ – Megan Thee Stallion

‘I think the main struggle for women in Hollywood and women in my position is to fight for true representation in the media and accurate representation of our many diverse qualities in stories.’ – Amber Heard

‘Our biggest struggle as human beings is to project ourselves as something that society has deemed admirable or likable instead of being honest.’ – Matthew Shultz

‘It’s a long struggle when you’re starting over.’ – Anita Bryant

‘I’m very honest about the things I struggle with and I need to work on to survive as a solo artist.’ – Aubrey O’Day

‘I’ve been wanting to sing for a long time. I’ve been singing all my life, and I’ve tried different record companies, but it seemed like – it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, ‘I’m gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.” – Fantasia Barrino

‘America faces a fundamental choice: either the blessings of liberty or the servitude of liberalism. In the political struggle for survival, one or the other is headed for extinction.’ – Nancy Pearcey

‘I’m a war baby: I was brought up with rationing, and my parents always had to struggle. I remember when I was sent to boarding school – Prior Park College in Bath – my father was asked how he was going to pay the fees, and he replied: ‘In arrears.” – Cameron Mackintosh

‘We’ve fallen down on our responsibility to our children by somehow creating this world where they’re surrounded by images of sexuality; and yet, we as adults struggle to talk to kids honestly about sex, the rules of dignity and consent.’ – Laurie Halse Anderson

‘We must take the initiative; we must be permanently on the offensive. It is the battle of class struggle. We must keep the enemy always on the defensive.’ – Samora Machel

‘I enjoy flawed heroes that actually struggle, you know, with their own sort of path and are not really aware that they reach that level of being a hero.’ – Cory Barlog

‘The purpose of armed struggle is not simply to kill… its purpose is to reach a political goal.’ – Abu Abbas

‘There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything – millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace.’ – Richard Pryor

‘It is weird because a lot of people don’t realise, I would struggle for budget. There are moments with the people I work with sit there and think what have we got to do to make people realise that if Billy doesn’t get sponsorship he won’t be racing.’ – Billy Monger

‘In the days of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, our women waged a bloody struggle with weapons in their hands to liberate their country.’ – Kim Jong-un

‘A black person grows up in this country – and in many places – knowing that racism will be as familiar as salt to the tongue. Also, it can be as dangerous as too much salt. I think that you must struggle for betterment for yourself and for everyone.’ – Maya Angelou

‘I know a lot of people struggle with the idea of Jesus and their idea of God. I think, if you don’t even know what you’re praying to or who you’re praying to, based on what I know to be true, regardless, God’s always listening.’ – Hailey Baldwin

‘The book, ’12 Rules For Life,’ is a very serious book. There’s elements of humor in it, but I’m trying to struggle with things at the deepest possible level and to explain to people why it’s necessary to live a upstanding and noble and moral and truthful and responsible life, and why there’s hell to pay if you don’t do that.’ – Jordan Peterson

‘I was at business school doing pretty well for myself, had a few offers from some great companies. But when I traveled across the world, I was shocked by just how much pain, struggle, and anguish people had to go through to have basic necessities.’ – Jay Shetty

‘The memory of the 146 people who lost their lives in the Triangle Shirtwaist fire stands as a reminder that legal protections and workplace safety standards were won through a long struggle for social justice and at great human cost.’ – Eric Schneiderman

‘When I started writing ‘My Struggle,’ my father was still an issue: someone I had in me every day, someone I would dream about – he was still a part of me. He was such a huge figure for me, and now he is just one among many, and that feels like a relief.’ – Karl Ove Knausgard

‘Although, at times, soccer is a challenge to mind, body, and spirit, fundamentally, the progression of the U.S. women’s game and those who play it reflects a distinctively American culture, rooted in our struggle, shared aspiration, hard work and self-determination.’ – Ali Krieger

‘I’ve learned a lot since I was a new mother. My approach to struggle and shame now is to talk to yourself like you’d talk to someone you love and reach out to tell your story.’ – Brene Brown

‘You know, the period of World War I and the Roaring Twenties were really just about the same as today. You worked, and you made a living if you could, and you tired to make the best of things. For an actor or a dancer, it was no different then than today. It was a struggle.’ – James Cagney

‘Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.’ – Edna Ferber

‘Some people don’t have hands, some don’t have eyes – these people’s struggle in life is real. We have been blessed with everything – a pair of eyes, ears, hands. What do we have to worry about? About having one more foot added to our height? Just because I am not six feet, won’t I be respected?’ – Rajpal Yadav

‘I clearly remember the pain of partition; the whole of Delhi was seeing the struggle of refugees. We stayed near Roshanara Bagh, and the whole city appeared like a refugee camp.’ – Gulzar

‘The labour movement had the best opportunity in 50 years to transform not merely an industrial situation and win an important battle for workers in struggle, but an opportunity to change the government of the day.’ – Arthur Scargill

‘Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.’ – Russell Simmons

‘My fiction occupies, actually, the very heart of American culture: this eternal question and struggle of what it means to be an American.’ – Ken Liu

‘The struggle between God and man breaks out in everyone, together with the longing for reconciliation… God does not love weak souls and flabby flesh. The spirit desires to wrestle with flesh which is strong and full of resistance. It is a carnivorous bird which is incessantly hungry; it eats flesh and, by assimilating it, makes it disappear.’ – Nikos Kazantzakis

‘I didn’t give myself enough love, so I was searching for it in other places, and it was a never ending struggle.’ – Mike Posner

‘Our struggle was political, ideological and economic, and we felt we couldn’t make something of ourselves unless we bettered society. We saw the two together.’ – Bella Abzug

‘China-Africa relationship has a long history and is full of vitality. Since the 1950s and 1960s, our common historical experiences have brought China and Africa together, and we have forged deep friendship in our joint struggle during which we have supported each other in times of difficulty.’ – Li Keqiang

‘During the worst days of apartheid, we turned to the church for hope and courage as we fought a righteous struggle for a democratic, non-racial, non-sexist, just, and prosperous South Africa.’ – Cyril Ramaphosa

‘When all is said and done, it looks like the Palestinians have been massively robbed and abused, and are engaged in a desperate struggle for survival and liberation. Israel, on the other hand, would appear to be conducting an imperialistic campaign of oppression supported and substantially armed by the most powerful nation on earth.’ – Michael Leunig

‘From the hour when the Puritan baby opened his eyes in bleak New England, he had a Spartan struggle for life.’ – Alice Morse Earle

‘I grew up with protests, marches, demonstrations, struggle. But I come from a clan of community workers.’ – Hugh Masekela

‘I’ve always thought my strengths were I’m smart, and I have a good sense of humor. I definitely struggle with feeling confident.’ – Lauren Graham

‘In the ’80s, we were living in the U.S.S.R., where anti-Semitism was a deeply ingrained part of the culture. Being a Jewish person in the Soviet Union was not easy. Not that I remember any of that – I was barely old enough to chew back then – but for my parents, both Uzbekistan-born Jews, life was a struggle.’ – Milana Vayntrub

‘If you struggle with putting things into perspective, just ask yourself two simple questions: What’s the worst thing that could happen as a result of this? Will this matter in five years? Your answers should put a stop to cataclysmic thinking.’ – Travis Bradberry

‘Oh, God, food is a constant struggle for me. With exercise, I get my workout done, and I’m done until tomorrow. With food, I eat, and then an hour later I’m hungry again!’ – Jillian Michaels

‘Everyone dreams of playing Wimbledon and winning it. I am glad this dream came true for me so fast in my career. It feels great after so many years of struggle.’ – Sania Mirza

‘I don’t pass myself off as a Bible scholar or a pastor or someone who knows all the biblical facts cover-to-cover. I’m just a guy whose life was changed by it. And that’s about the extent of it. So I’m not easily offended when people struggle about where they’re at with their faith at all.’ – Shawn Michaels

‘It is fatal for any body of workers to have forever hanging from the fringes of its skirts other bodies on a level just below its own; for that means continual pressure downward, additional difficulty to be overcome in the struggle to maintain reasonable rates of wages.’ – Florence Kelley

‘The mental health conversation is very important to me. I have friends that struggle with various mental illnesses. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety. I’m very interested in how we deal with that.’ – Matthew Quick

‘Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.’ – John Burroughs

‘I think when you look at a struggle in your life, just know that’s just an opportunity for your character to grow.’ – Nick Foles

‘We say primarily that the priority of this struggle is class. That Marx and Lenin and Che Guevara and Mao Tse-Tung, and anybody else who ever said or knew or practiced anything about revolution, always said that a revolution is a class struggle.’ – Fred Hampton

‘At the outset, I want to say that the suggestion that the struggle in South Africa is under the influence of foreigners or communists is wholly incorrect. I have done whatever I did because of my experience in South Africa and my own proudly felt African background, and not because of what any outsider might have said.’ – Nelson Mandela

‘My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another.’ – Sargent Shriver

‘You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government.’ – Bernard Baruch

‘I’m going to make my own heaven. I’m going to struggle for it. I’m going to fight to earn everything I dream about.’ – Francis Ngannou

‘It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.’ – Horace

‘Critical and liberating dialogue, which presupposes action, must be carried on with the oppressed at whatever the stage of their struggle for liberation. The content of that dialogue can and should vary in accordance with historical conditions and the level at which the oppressed perceive reality.’ – Paulo Freire

‘A brother who recognizes that we have shortcomings, we, in the struggle, have faults, and that he wanted to reconcile differences.’ – Louis Farrakhan

‘Lately Fish and I have been hooking up more, which is a good thing because it’s just been a struggle for me as a bass player to play with someone who’s so creative on the drums, and lately it’s been really good, especially during sound checks.’ – Mike Gordon

‘My parents are hard nuts. Especially my Dad. He never wanted me to struggle and he always wanted me to fight my own battles. He would never give me the easy option or the easy route.’ – Nicolas Hamilton

‘Over the last half century the television interview has given us some of TV’s most heart-stopping and memorable moments. On the surface it is a simple format – two people sitting across from one another having a conversation. But underneath it is often a power struggle – a battle for the psychological advantage.’ – David Frost

‘Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor’s rights and the fight for peace.’ – Paul Robeson

‘Unlike films, which can be easily disseminated worldwide via DVDs and the Internet, plays struggle to find an international audience.’ – Katori Hall

‘My mother tongue, Mende, is very expressive, very figurative, and when I write, I always struggle to find the English equivalent of things that I really want to say in Mende. For example, in Mende, you wouldn’t say ‘night came suddenly’; you would say ‘the sky rolled over and changed its sides.” – Ishmael Beah

‘You’re watching your kids playing football, and you’re not present. It’s like the worst… it’s horrible. I despise myself for it. I think it’s a particularly male thing. Being present and in the moment with your kids is something a lot of men struggle with.’ – Andy Serkis

‘I have truly been inspired by the struggle and triumphs of so many women that dare to break new ground in all aspects of society, and those who have pushed the boundaries of human imagination.’ – Christina Koch

‘Religious power, which, as I have already said, frequently identifies itself with political power, has always been a protagonist of this bitter struggle, even when it seemingly was neutral.’ – Salvatore Quasimodo

‘All in all this is a difficult political struggle which will go on for years, in which our people won’t die anymore; I’m not sure how much we will be able to win, but I’m certain that we won’t loose anything that we have now.’ – Alija Izetbegovic

‘Everybody’s going to get crushed at some point. Everybody’s going to go through a downturn or struggle, right?’ – Jason Kelce

‘Although we resolutely supported the armed struggle against Batista’s tyranny, we were, on principle, opposed to any terrorist action that could cause the death of innocent people.’ – Fidel Castro

‘Katniss Everdeen owes her last name to Bathsheba Everdene, the lead character in ‘Far From the Madding Crowd.’ The two are very different, but both struggle with knowing their hearts.’ – Suzanne Collins

‘Many of my characters struggle with loneliness, that is fair to say.’ – Jhumpa Lahiri

‘If you’ve raged, if you’ve mistreated somebody, if you’ve ever thought only about yourself – these are things that all human beings struggle with and judge themselves for.’ – Amy Landecker

‘The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.’ – Steven Brust

‘So long as the opposing forces are at the outset approximately equal in numbers and moral and there are no flanks to turn, a long struggle for supremacy is inevitable.’ – Douglas Haig

‘Thanks to the great Juche idea and Songun politics of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the devoted struggle of our service personnel and other people who are unfailingly loyal to the Party, proud victories have been achieved in socialist construction and lasting foundations for accomplishing the cause of the Juche revolution have been laid.’ – Kim Jong-un

‘America tolerates a heavy toll from the flu on health and productivity. But if Covid becomes a twin risk, the heath-care system will struggle to fight both at once.’ – Scott Gottlieb

‘Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle.’ – Balthus

‘Since being in India, I am more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent resistance is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for justice and human dignity.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Parenting is something that I got early, because when you grow up without a father being there, and you see a single mother struggle to feed the kids, you do not want to put your own blood through that.’ – Rza

‘When I got emancipated from the foster care program and I became homeless, it was a struggle. I was working at an airline, and then I stopped to pursue comedy 110%.’ – Tiffany Haddish

‘I have heard firsthand from several small business owners about their struggle to borrow and their fear of taking on additional debt.’ – Sam Graves

‘Even now I struggle to use my laptop for anything other than ordering toys for the kids.’ – Joanna Page

‘I struggle with insecurities. I struggle with forgiveness. I struggle with letting someone go that did me dirty without vengeance, which is an evil thing.’ – Jessie Reyez

‘Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.’ – Aaron Klug

‘I found that people want stories that are not too dissimilar from theirs. People want to be reminded that, let’s say, struggle in your family is being felt by other people, that you’re not alone.’ – Milo Ventimiglia

‘I think everybody can identify, you know, with this sort of struggle to decide for yourself who you are, you know, and what your place in life is.’ – Barry Jenkins

‘It’s been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused.’ – Richard Pryor

‘One of the illusions that we live by is that we can really know anybody else, and we’re often surprised by traits in people that we thought we knew very well. The struggle to overcome loneliness, which is sort of our universal burden, leads us to leap to conclusions about who other people are.’ – Thomas McGuane

”My Struggle’ came from a place of questioning and feelings of inauthenticity and frustration, and almost all of that is gone.’ – Karl Ove Knausgard

‘It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles. The reward is the act of struggle itself, not what you win.’ – Phil Ochs

‘To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness.’ – H. Rap Brown

‘Look at Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolution and the slogans that they used: anti-imperialism; anti-colonialism; the struggle of the have-nots against the haves; the state monopoly over economy, which was very much patterned after the Soviet Union. All of these things did not come out of Islam. Islam is not that developed.’ – Azar Nafisi

‘When I was engaged in the struggle for my country, I was very young. My horizons were open.’ – Ahmed Ben Bella

‘My parents were electrical engineers, immigrants from China, and we were always just in a state of struggle, building our life.’ – Simu Liu

‘I try to find hope in struggle and resistance in small places as much as I can.’ – Danny Glover

‘Everything about my life seemed so perfect to people. But I struggle like everyone else.’ – Lindsey Vonn

‘People still struggle with this notion of gifted writers somehow being in touch with a higher power, but it’s all about showing up and doing the job, meeting deadlines, working hard.’ – Laura Lippman

‘We are all searching for something in our life and rejection, failure and ridicule are part of that struggle.’ – Samuthirakani

‘We make the normal. And it’s not weak to struggle. People who think that are wrong.’ – Eddie Kingston

‘From a generation that came of age during the Great Depression, millions of our country’s best and bravest took up arms in a worldwide struggle against tyranny.’ – Steve Buyer

‘I try to put myself into unusual and difficult situations as often as I can in order to capture the element of struggle in the music.’ – Neil Finn

‘The women that inspire me to be honest are the women that struggle.’ – Cardi B

‘As a boy, the very words ‘Liberty Bell’ and ‘Independence Hall’ fired my imagination and made a profound and lasting impression on my mind. Throughout my struggle to secure national freedom for China, I have continuously dreamed of the day when she would assume the full stature of an independent, democratic nation.’ – Chiang Kai-shek

‘You become world famous, and you sit with kings and queens, and then your first job is just a job. You can’t go back to living the way you did before because you’ve been taken out of one setting and shown the other. That becomes a struggle and makes you struggle.’ – Wilma Rudolph

‘Everything’s been a struggle for me.’ – Juliana Hatfield

‘We are in a struggle against the forces of radical Islam and terror, which must be defeated for our children and our grandchildren.’ – Michael McCaul

‘While the struggle for religious liberty had proceeded without large-scale bloodshed in New England and elsewhere in the United States, the struggle for political liberty had not fared so well.’ – Paul P. Harris

‘I can assure you, that the gallant hearts that throb beneath its sacred folds, will only be content, when this glorious banner is planted first and foremost in the coming struggle for our independence.’ – John B. Hood

‘Our obsession with speed, with cramming more and more into every minute, means that we race through life instead of actually living it. Our health, diet and relationships suffer. We make mistakes at work. We struggle to relax, to enjoy the moment, even to get a decent night’s sleep.’ – Carl Honore

‘Making art, good art, is always a struggle. It can make you happy when you pull it off. There’s no better feeling. It’s beauteous. But it’s always about hard work and inspiration and sweat and good ideas.’ – Damien Hirst

‘The struggle to make people understand the need for change is over.’ – Marilyn Ferguson

‘Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future.’ – Louise J. Kaplan

‘I’ve been in the struggle over seventy years – it doesn’t bother me I may not win.’ – Al Lewis

”Somebody That I Used to Know,’ like a lot of the record, was a bit of a struggle to finish. It was written fairly quickly – I wrote it in November 2010 – but it took six months to find Kimbra and really realize she was the right vocalist to make the female part come to life. There were constant hurdles.’ – Gotye

‘I feel for people with crazy names. It’s been a challenge, but if that’s my struggle, I can live with it.’ – Molly Qerim

‘I’ve always felt very blessed and lucky in the world, and I have great compassion for people who struggle to get through the day.’ – Michael T. Weiss

‘The peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America have common interest and are in the position to support each other in their anti-imperialist and anti-U.S. struggle. As long as Africa and Latin America are not free.’ – Kim Il-sung

‘I am an abolitionist. What does this mean? Abolitionist resistance and resilience draws from a legacy of black-led anti-colonial struggle in the United States and throughout the Americas, including places like Haiti, the first black republic founded on the principles of anti-colonialism and black liberation.’ – Patrisse Cullors

”Seat at the Table’ has expressed real adversity, struggle, and also triumph and joy.’ – Kelela

‘High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces.’ – Camille Paglia

‘I was ready to accept the philosophy that the Party is right and that in the coming struggle you could not permit yourself any doubts after the party had made a decision.’ – Klaus Fuchs

‘I think without struggle, you can’t grow as a person – I think you need that in your life.’ – Ali Krieger

‘To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness. There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together.’ – H. Rap Brown

‘Markets do not run better when manufacturing shifts to China largely because of the actions of its government. Nor do they become more efficient when Chinese companies are given special privileges in global markets, while American companies must struggle to compete with unfairly traded goods.’ – Robert Lighthizer

‘It’s a long struggle being an actor; I don’t know if I’d ever recommend it to anybody!’ – Marc Warren

‘Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.’ – Barack Obama

‘Movements don’t die, because struggle doesn’t die.’ – Harry Belafonte

‘Getting your work published is a major struggle.’ – Gulzar

‘It’s not so easy to be gay or even a woman in some places in the world, and in many countries, it’s illegal to be gay. You can be put to death. It’s a global struggle. A human rights struggle on a global scale.’ – Gilbert Baker

‘I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it’s a struggle, a competition of careers. There’s jealousy.’ – Marilyn Manson

‘Of all the things we have done, the most important – the one that history will record as the principal contribution of our generation – is that we understand how to turn the armed struggle into a Revolution; that we realized that it was essential to create a new mentality to build a new society.’ – Samora Machel

‘The single-hearted unity is the lifeblood of Juche Korea and the dynamic force for a leap forward, and we must invariably follow the road of self-reliance and self-development – this is the invaluable truth of the Juche revolution confirmed by our army’s and people’s gigantic struggle in 2016.’ – Kim Jong-un

‘High jump is such a mental thing. It’s you against the bar. It’s something that a lot of people struggle with, and people experience slumps and plateaus because of it.’ – Derek Drouin

‘No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle can operate by getting authority from the leading body of the political organs for even minor action that is taken and we don’t even know in the case of the actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people.’ – Joe Slovo

‘I can’t help but believe that at some time in the not-too-distant future, there is going to be another movement to change these systemic conditions of poverty, injustice, and violence in people’s lives. That is where we’ve got to go, and it is going to be a struggle.’ – Coretta Scott King

‘My friendships all tend to be quite steady, so it’s really hard to novelise that stuff because it’s just boring. I mean, there’s interesting conversations, but there’s no power struggle. And you can’t work with equilibrium; you have to work with something that’s just off and then observe how it tries to correct itself.’ – Sally Rooney

‘Every day is a struggle.’ – Eddie Kingston

‘I struggle with my training sometimes. The thing I look at is if you keep getting up and moving forward, you’ll be successful. That’s the way I’ve lived my life. I’m not going to stop doing something because somebody says it’s time. I’m going to stop it when my body says it’s over or the fans say, ‘we’re done watching you.” – Ken Shamrock

‘I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it’s not going to be satisfying.’ – Greg LeMond

‘Some struggle is healthy. If you can embrace it rather than be angry, you can use it as your pilot light.’ – Damon Wayans

‘Our great struggle in medicine these days is not just with ignorance and uncertainty. It’s also with complexity: how much you have to make sure you have in your head and think about. There are a thousand ways things can go wrong.’ – Atul Gawande

‘The struggle I went through has value.’ – Clara Hughes

‘Finding exciting ways to use leftovers is what we all struggle with. There’s one simple thing that you can do to transform them: Stock your pantry.’ – Damaris Phillips

‘Clashes of values and the struggle for primacy constitute a constant in human history that accounts for that other constant – conflict and war.’ – Charles Krauthammer

‘Before the tribunal of nature, a man has no more right to life than a rattlesnake; he has no more right to liberty than any wild beast; his right to the pursuit of happiness is nothing but a license to maintain the struggle for existence, if he can find within himself the powers with which to do it.’ – William Graham Sumner

‘One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, ‘I have it,’ merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it.’ – Henrik Ibsen

‘You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.’ – Charles A. Beard

‘A woman can look both moral and exciting… if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.’ – Edna Ferber

‘To some it is Napoleon, to some it is a philosophical struggle, to me it is allegro con brio.’ – Arturo Toscanini

‘It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.’ – Isadora Duncan

‘Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.’ – Andre Gide

‘Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.’ – Alan Paton

‘Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda.’ – Eric Alterman

‘You sweat out the free agent thing in November then you make the trades in December. Then you struggle to sign the guys left in January and in February I get down to sewing all the new numbers on the uniforms.’ – Whitey Herzog

‘I was the seventh of nine children. When you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive.’ – Robert Kennedy

‘In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish.’ – Simone Weil

‘This is a struggle for the soul of the Democratic Party, which in too many cases has become so corporate and identified with corporate interests that you can’t tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans.’ – Dennis Kucinich

‘A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.’ – Orison Swett Marden

‘It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then to learn something of the value of those limits.’ – Greil Marcus

‘Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing.’ – Henry Moore

‘The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.’ – Blaise Pascal

‘We are succeeding in Iraq. It’s a tough struggle with setbacks, but we are succeeding.’ – Iyad Allawi

‘This is a struggle of good and evil. And we’re the good.’ – Howard Dean

‘The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War.’ – Jim Bunning

‘But let there be no misunderstanding. The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War.’ – Jim Bunning

‘Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more.’ – Ossie Davis

‘Every major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian struggle waged among cultures, and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals.’ – E. O. Wilson

‘The struggle to get weapons is continuous, but the United States will aid us, if it finds Israel displaying a willingness for peace.’ – Yitzhak Rabin

‘For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition – and winning.’ – Conrad Veidt

‘Our goal: the Islamization of Muslims. Our methods: to believe and to struggle.’ – Alija Izetbegovic

‘I argue that the Talmud is about the constant struggle to understand.’ – Arthur Hertzberg

‘I had one year of struggle. My parents were always there, but I didn’t want to rely on them. Now it’s moving pretty fast. I’m not rich, but obviously this is fantastic. All I know to do with money is put it in a shoebox anyway.’ – Ben McKenzie

‘In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure.’ – Hussein of Jordan

‘It is a struggle. But I don’t mind. I will just keep fighting on.’ – J. T. Walsh

‘Reduced to its lowest terms, the great struggle which now rocks the whole earth more and more takes on the character of a struggle of the individual versus the state.’ – J. Reuben Clark

‘I’ve learned that getting what you want gives you a pretty high batting average, and leaves you plenty to struggle for.’ – Loretta Young

‘I wanted to express myself. I wanted to be creative and I didn’t want to worry about someone bossing me around in the process. You have to struggle no matter where you are to get to where you’re going, so I’m like, working it honey!’ – Michelle Rodriguez

‘The Disarmament Conference has become the focal point of a great struggle between anarchy and world order… between those who think in terms of inevitable armed conflict and those who seek to build a universal and durable peace.’ – Arthur Henderson

‘Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries.’ – Arthur Henderson

‘Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible.’ – Jalal Talabani

‘I always look at films as real stories with real people in real situations. That’s why I struggle with the whole notion of calling someone the ‘good guy’ or the ‘bad guy’, because I think we all have potential to do good things and all have the potential to do bad things.’ – Guy Pearce

‘For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point – if not a commodity – of political groups aiming to rise to power.’ – Omar Bongo

‘Everybody was in struggle, in the grind trying to make it.’ – Young Buck

‘If I thought that any of this was pre ordained, then it takes away any kind of incentive to struggle, or to put up with things, to reach for those impossible dreams, all those dramatic things.’ – Gary Numan

‘So, the struggle for equal educational opportunity continues.’ – Bobby Scott

‘We do not believe that the Marxist program, which embodies the continuity of the experience of the actual class struggle and real revolutions of the last one hundred and fifty years, is a definitely closed book.’ – Ernest Mandel

‘The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering – that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man’s good.’ – L. Sprague de Camp

‘I think it’s safe to say that each of us has at least one issue we are passionate about and struggle with, issues that robs us of our peace, our joy and our ability to experience love.’ – Lindsay Wagner

‘I never had to pound the pavement and really struggle after college.’ – Moira Kelly

‘Yes, thanks to God… my life has a goal, much more important than my artistic activities, that is the struggle against Leukemia.’ – Jose Carreras

‘We lived in the bowels of New York City. It was a struggle just to survive. This nice suburban kid hadn’t had to do much of that before.’ – Peter Bergman

‘It used to be that creative music was most of the music that you heard back in the ’30s and ’40s, and now it’s like 3 percent. So, its kind of a struggle getttin’ it out there.’ – Charlie Haden

‘As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.’ – Carter G. Woodson

‘Out of labor’s struggle in Arizona came better conditions for the workers, who must everywhere, at all times, under advantage and disadvantage work out their own salvation.’ – Mary Harris Jones

‘It is the cells which create and maintain in us, during the span of our lives, our will to live and survive, to search and experiment, and to struggle.’ – Albert Claude

‘The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan.’ – Henry A. Wallace

‘Because I actually find the next take after they’ve controlled it a little bit and repressed the laughter is actually a really interesting take, because that’s still going on underneath the surface. That struggle to maintain composure becomes part of the joy of the scene.’ – Jay Roach

‘Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet, historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature, believes a struggle only makes a person stronger.’ – Michael N. Castle

‘If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that’s more than just entertainment-which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people.’ – Dean Koontz

‘I think all good writing is a struggle. To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle, almost by definition, because you could always improve.’ – Jane Asher

‘The worst thing that can happen to us in an ideological struggle is to become what we are fighting.’ – Nick Clooney

‘And in which we say that life is eternal but continue to struggle to survive.’ – Neale Donald Walsch

‘Understood what the struggle was about. My mother. Couldn’t read or write, but she had more sense than many a graduate from Harvard.’ – Al Lewis

‘It is idle to say that nations can struggle to outdo each other in building armaments and never use them. History demonstrates the contrary, and we have but to go back to the last war to see the appalling effect of nations competing in great armaments.’ – Frank B. Kellogg

‘What I am proposing this year are not lofty concepts far removed form the daily struggle so of ordinary Georgians. They are proposals that directly effect the lives of the people we serve.’ – Roy Barnes

‘Sometimes when I see a performance that really takes me, I struggle. How can I express this to this person, I want this person to know how I felt. I want to get this across, and it’s not very easy.’ – John Astin

‘I dealt with legal questions in the interest of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP and its members during the difficult years of struggle for the victory of the Movement.’ – Hans Frank

‘We struggle to understand how any mother could kill her own children.’ – Pat Brown

‘Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent.’ – Alejo Carpentier

‘Many American Muslims are peaceful and define jihad primarily as an internal struggle to improve.’ – Marvin Olasky

‘Much has been accomplished during the last year in the campaign against terrorism. This struggle will require vigilance, perseverance and sacrifice for many years to come.’ – Paul Cellucci

‘Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer; he died as we shall die, and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil.’ – Basil Hume

‘I have always regarded global development as a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan, since I do not consider that the process is restricted to our own sphere of culture.’ – Alva Myrdal

‘I don’t think about those things, really. I work hard on everything I do. Everything is a struggle, everything is hard, everything is difficult.’ – Harvey Keitel

‘You are just in the middle of a struggle with words which are really very stubborn things, with a blank page, with the damn thing that you use to write with, a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the reader when you are doing that.’ – Guillermo Cabrera Infante

‘The victory of the working people over the exploiters and slave holders is at the same time the victorious struggle for liberation by the German people.’ – Walter Ulbricht

‘The Clinton administration hated us, and it was a terrible struggle with them. I think that they felt if they didn’t play, they could strangle us in our crib.’ – Brit Hume

‘There are many people that struggle and struggle and have all the talent in the world, but for some reason they are not successful. You never know why those things happen.’ – Bryan White

‘Somebody said us artists have trouble with success because art is derived from struggle. I disagree with that, because truely doing your art is success, whether you make money from it or not.’ – Joe Murray

‘The second song is called ‘Easy As Life,’ which really describes the complete conflict of the whole story, her struggle of being in love with the enemy and also being in love with her people.’ – Deborah Cox

‘In our struggle to restrain the violence and contain the damage, we tend to forget that the human capacity for aggression is more than a monstrous defect, that it is also a crucial survival tool.’ – Katherine Dunn

‘I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish.’ – Leon Uris

‘Social democracy seeks and finds the ways, and particular slogans, of the workers’ struggle only in the course of the development of this struggle, and gains directions for the way forward through this struggle alone.’ – Rosa Luxemburg

‘Marxism is a revolutionary worldview that must always struggle for new revelations.’ – Rosa Luxemburg

‘Underground literature only began in the ’70s, when technical developments made it possible. Before that, we were involved in a game with the censors. That was our struggle.’ – Ryszard Kapuscinski

‘If you make a film normally it’s all right, the distributors are helpful and cooperative. But if you make a film that’s a little stange, a little bizarre, then all the time it’s a struggle with them.’ – Dario Argento

‘The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it.’ – Joseph Barber Lightfoot

‘The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.’ – Ernst Mach

‘I think Ellenor is embarrassed and ashamed and has devoted all of her energy to the law and to helping other people get justice because it’s too difficult for her to face her own struggle for justice.’ – Camryn Manheim

‘Men spend their whole lives showing that they’re strong and silent. They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect.’ – George Weinberg

‘Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services – some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention.’ – Malcolm Fraser

‘A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.’ – Michael Pollan

‘As the class struggle sharpens in the U.S. Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study.’ – C. L. R. James

‘First of all, Bolshevism represents revolution and the revolutionary struggle.’ – C. L. R. James

‘The struggle you see in the Republican Party today is the country club Republican versus the bowling alley Republican. Colin Powell brings us back to the country club image. He’s an insider. He’s a moderate.’ – Pete du Pont

‘I think right now the jury is out on where and how much profit is available in the consumer electronics industry, because if you look at the current consumer electronics players, the biggest ones on the planet struggle to make profit consistently.’ – Kevin Rollins

‘Clearly, children’s charities struggle to find private sources of money to sustain their benevolent programs.’ – Dana Rohrabacher

‘You have to struggle to stay alive and be of use as long as you can.’ – Daniel Berrigan

‘We knew that you don’t get to be world champions without a struggle.’ – Eric Cantona

‘On the other hand, one factor helps us that no other liberation struggle in this region could count on – our liberation front is characterized by relatively highly developed class forces, tested in political struggles.’ – Joe Slovo

‘Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa, we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle. We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to.’ – Joe Slovo

‘Therefore, our fight must primarily be a political mass struggle with revolutionary goals.’ – Joe Slovo

‘There was a village watercolour society and they’d come and paint in my field. I watched them from the window, the way they would struggle this way and that to find the perfect moment. God has made every angle on that beautiful, and I felt that tremendously.’ – Nicolas Roeg

‘I am perhaps a late follower of Zoroaster and I believe that the foundation of life is built upon the struggle between the two opposing forces of Good and Evil.’ – Eugenio Montale

‘And so many of the kinds of labels you get stuck with don’t really tell the story; Progressive, Art Rock, Noise Music, Downtown – it ends up being a struggle to stay out of debates that other people are having around you.’ – Fred Frith

‘With all our mastery over the powers of Nature we have adhered to the view that the struggle for existence is a permanent and necessary condition of life.’ – Frederick Soddy

‘The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory.’ – Jonathan Kozol

‘Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity, peace among peoples. This is the sacred slogan of international socialist democracy that liberates nations.’ – Karl Liebknecht

‘In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites, as the official legend would have us believe, but one is the means and the expression of the other.’ – Karl Liebknecht

‘Just as invasion is the true and tried weapon in the hands of capital against the class struggle, so on the other hand the fearless pursuit of the class struggle has always proven the most effective preventative of foreign invasions.’ – Karl Liebknecht

‘His struggle for a bare living left him no time to take advantage of the public evening school. In time he learned to read, to follow a conversation or lecture; but he never learned to write correctly; and his pronunciation remains extremely foreign to this day.’ – Mary Antin

‘I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this – Tito and Mao Tse-tung.’ – Earl Browder

‘In the present epoch of struggle between two worlds the two opposing and antagonistic trends penetrating the foundations of nearly all branches of biology are particularly sharply defined.’ – Trofim Lysenko

‘That is why I came to conclusion that the election must take place, so that the republic can have a government. If I were to say that everything will change for the better immediately, that would not be true. The struggle will continue for a long time.’ – Akhmad Kadyrov

‘In that sense, I became politicized because the people in the coal mining villages who were involved in the struggle knew why they were there. But they couldn’t understand why some pop star from London would want to be there.’ – Billy Bragg

‘Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.’ – Gerry Adams

‘Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy – not defeat or death.’ – Whittaker Chambers

‘Our bodies must always be wherever that struggle and the moment we forget that, the moment we become lazy, the moment we sit back, then then the evil ones do their ordained tasks to us.’ – William Kunstler

‘I do struggle with how much and in which way, as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views.’ – Kevin Bacon

‘The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.’ – Emily Greene Balch

‘We have been helping, trying to help Afghanistan in many ways, even from the beginning of… the beginnings of the ’20s, 1920s, when he we were fighting our own national struggle.’ – Bulent Ecevit

‘But despite their heroic acts, the Vietnam Veterans of America continued to struggle to establish a combat badge in honor of these brave pilots and medics.’ – Tim Holden

‘Each reform, therefore, improving the economical and political situation of the workers proves to be an arm that increases the energy with which the proletarian struggle of classes is fought.’ – Clara Zetkin

‘Women’s propaganda must touch upon all those questions which are of great importance to the general proletarian movement. The main task is, indeed, to awaken the women’s class consciousness and to incorporate them into the class struggle.’ – Clara Zetkin

‘But the question is to find and rear leaders that are really one with the masses. This can only be accomplished by the masses, the political parties and the Trade Unions, by means of the most severe struggle, also inwardly.’ – Herman Gorter

‘I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day.’ – Zinedine Zidane

‘I would not go so far as to say that the French trade unions attached greater importance to the struggle for peace than the others did; but they certainly seemed to take it more to heart.’ – Leon Jouhaux

‘I said it was my feeling that the American people would struggle for peace, and that has since been underscored by the President of these United States.’ – Paul Robeson

‘My mother’s sympathies were strongly with the Union. She knew that war was bound to come, but so confident was she in the strength of the Federal Government that she devoutly believed that the struggle could not last longer than six months at the utmost.’ – Buffalo Bill

‘We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people.’ – Mira Sorvino

‘If America would withdraw from South Korea, there could be a power struggle between such as China and Japan.’ – Kim Dae Jung

‘And as you point out, for American families who struggle every day to figure out how do they pay, we talk about gasoline prices. That throws budgets into a real problem when you have budgeted really tight.’ – Allyson Schwartz

‘The struggle is so great that the triumph over fascism alone is worth the sacrifice of our lives.’ – Federica Montseny

‘All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone.’ – Christian Lous Lange

‘It is not in the interest of the German people or in the interest of world peace that Germany should become a pawn or a partner in a military struggle for power between the East and the West.’ – James F. Byrnes

‘I am known for a life spent in the struggle for freedom, and freedom includes the freedom of religion.’ – Oriana Fallaci

‘Studies indicate that most of young adults struggle to grasp even the most basic financial principles that will allow them to manage money and prepare for their future.’ – Ron Lewis

‘It’s hard enough to get any movie made, and when you take on these tough genres – and I’ve done it a couple times – it just makes the whole struggle more.’ – Lawrence Kasdan

‘Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society. Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world. She will be missed.’ – Jim Costa

‘We happen to be the vanguard of that revolutionary struggle because we are the most dispossessed.’ – H. Rap Brown

‘Ultimately, it has been a struggle- but I was in Minneapolis and Austin a couple of weeks ago, sitting in theaters with complete strangers watching this weird movie that Kirk and I thought up and I was excited to be making film.’ – Donal Logue

‘Every now and then you get a nice Jewish kid who likes black people and they would come in, and it would be a stream of them, and have black friends and really feel the black struggle on the acting tip and it’s a reason why all of us are not dying in the movie.’ – Mike Epps

‘In my opinion, terrorism is a question which is not a short- term problem for all of us. It is a long-term fight. And NATO can play, and will play, a very crucial role in this struggle.’ – Aleksander Kwasniewski

‘There was a whole language that I could never make function for myself in relationship to painting and that was attitudes like tortured, struggle, pain.’ – Robert Rauschenberg

‘Our struggle is to identify the sources of revenue and the means to obtain the funds. Without funds, all the planning and research studies can’t help us.’ – John Breaux

‘There was a generation of people who moved here to make something of themselves. They had to really struggle and created really something on their own apart from a lot of attention. It was a really exciting time here.’ – Arto Lindsay

‘I was in jail four and a half years. When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice, but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.’ – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

‘When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn’t be any press without the censorship.’ – Kate Adie

‘It is a struggle; for though the black man fights passively, he nevertheless fights; and his passive resistance is more effective at present than active resistance could possibly be. He bears the fury of the storm as does the willow tree.’ – James Weldon Johnson

‘The IRA has abandoned its armed struggle in pursuit of its goals by political means. This must be fully acknowledged. Continued challenge does nothing but obstruct and inhibit the peace process.’ – James T. Walsh

‘In fact that is the struggle that most Americans – As rich as this country is, most Americans are very limited in their interaction with the world, unless the world comes to us in a very shocking way.’ – Edwidge Danticat

‘The Christian community latched onto a lot of my music, because there were a lot of things about my struggle they related to. But I didn’t really want to come out and be identified as a Christian, because I didn’t want to be a hypocrite, because my life wasn’t right.’ – Scott Stapp

‘In terms of the feeling of the piece, I cant think about what people are gonna think about it, what are the critics gonna say, I’m trying to bring some resolution, and realize that myself. It’s a struggle; it’s a process that gets us this.’ – Godfrey Reggio

‘There’s a constant flow of child actors. It’s kind of funny to watch the new crew come through. I think, You poor little things. You’re going to have to struggle for a long time.’ – Tina Yothers

‘It’s definitely a struggle to prove yourself just as a good human being. I’m so proud of who I am and what I’ve become, the morals I have, and the people that I’m surrounded by.’ – Tina Yothers

‘In the crowded and difficult conditions of a steep hillside, houses have had to struggle to establish their territory and to survive.’ – Stephen Gardiner

‘It is setting goals and trying to be a business person, but at the same time not losing sight of who you are writing songs for and what your goals are as a songwriter. So believe me, if you think I’ve got it down I don’t it is a constant struggle.’ – Christine Lavin

‘Countries and states which have capital punishment have a much higher rate of murder and crime than countries that do not, so that makes sense to me, and the moral question – I struggle with it morally.’ – Charlize Theron

‘I’ve really been sick with this cold, but I think I might have kept the columns going anyhow except I was just so low in spirit, I didn’t have the will to struggle against them when my deadline was so close and I felt so lousy.’ – Ernie Pyle

‘We have only one task, to stand firm and carry on the racial struggle without mercy.’ – Heinrich Himmler

‘Have you ever noticed that when you must struggle to hear something, you close your eyes?’ – Marilyn vos Savant

‘My youth passed at the time of the country’s reconstruction from the ruins and ashes of the war in which my nation never bowed to the enemy paying the highest price in the struggle.’ – Lech Walesa

‘I justified it in so many ways. I had a very, very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality.’ – Portia de Rossi

‘When I was 15, I changed my name legally. I think it was largely due to my struggle about being gay. Everything just didn’t fit, and I was trying to find things I could identify myself with, and it started with my name.’ – Portia de Rossi

‘If I was 14 and knew some gay people, I wouldn’t nearly have had the struggle I had. Our world is definitely changing.’ – Portia de Rossi

‘Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d’etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again.’ – Ahmed Ben Bella

‘This election marks a significant moment in Haiti; it not only serves as the basis of hope along the road to democracy, but also serves as a testament to the resolve and character of the Haitian people during their long struggle for peace, reconciliation, and prosperity.’ – Kendrick Meek

‘Well, today, we are in the struggle brought on to us by the terrorists of Islam. It is a war that we did not choose. It was a war that was declared against us as Americans, against our people, against our Constitution.’ – Todd Tiahrt

‘It was a struggle treating Claude Rains as my lover, but we were friendly. It was no great love affair.’ – Gloria Stuart

‘A religious life is a struggle and not a hymn.’ – Madame de Stael

‘Fate determines many things, no matter how we struggle.’ – Otto Weininger

‘No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life.’ – Ernest Renan

‘I have always fought for ideas – until I learned that it isn’t ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.’ – Margaret Anderson

‘We got the vote, which we should’ve been born with, in 1920. Everything we’ve had to struggle for – it’s ridiculous.’ – Helen Thomas

‘Yet the wonder of it all is that, while engaged in a seemingly endless struggle, the Israelis have managed to turn a desert into a garden.’ – George Ball

‘I don’t believe in nirvana. If nirvana was handed to us on a silver platter, this would be the first day of our struggle to keep it.’ – Holly Near

‘Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.’ – Adolf Hitler

‘The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error.’ – Friedrich Schiller

‘Doubt is an uneasy and dissatisfied state from which we struggle to free ourselves and pass into the state of belief; while the latter is a calm and satisfactory state which we do not wish to avoid, or to change to a belief in anything else.’ – Charles Sanders Peirce

‘The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals.’ – Thomas Huxley

‘The only history is a mere question of one’s struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do.’ – D. H. Lawrence

‘I think things get a lot better after high school. I think the ones that struggle during that time tend to have better experiences after.’ – Molly Shannon

‘As history since Hiroshima shows, the best, perhaps the only, way to curb war is to deter it with such overwhelming force as to turn it from a struggle into suicide.’ – Martin Van Creveld

‘Both the historian and the novelist view history as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and determined to make judgments, which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind, who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves.’ – Lion Feuchtwanger

‘Fastidious taste makes enjoyment a struggle.’ – Mason Cooley

‘As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.’ – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

‘The literature of the inner life is very largely a record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self.’ – Charles Horton Cooley

‘My dreams for the future are simple: work, a happy, healthy family, a lovely long motorcycle ride, and continuing the struggle to awaken people to the need for serious human rights reform.’ – Mike Farrell

‘The American struggle for the vote was much more difficult than the English for the simple reason that it was much more easy.’ – Rebecca West

‘The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.’ – F. H. Bradley

‘The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.’ – Germaine Greer

‘He who receives a great many letters demanding answer, sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of one man against the rest of the world.’ – Anna C. Brackett

‘Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh.’ – Martin Bormann

‘Success in Iraq will be a major setback for terrorists and a major asset for the security of this region. The struggle for Iraq is the struggle for the future of the world.’ – Zalmay Khalilzad

‘It is a struggle for the minds of the people… No cause justifies recourse to terrorism.’ – Manmohan Singh

‘Some people suggest that the problem is the separation of powers. If you had a parliamentary system, the struggle for power would not result in such complex peace treaties that empower so many different people to pursue so many contradictory aims.’ – James Q. Wilson

‘Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle.’ – Adolf Hitler

‘For the 95 per cent whose only means of schooling is the district or the city school, we must provide what we are not now providing, an education that will better fit them for the struggle of life.’ – Arthur Capper

‘All of us are trying to achieve 100 percent in our work. That’s all we struggle to do. We never do, but we never stop trying until the day we die. It’s that struggle to achieve 100 percent, that’s where our performance lies, that’s what the audience gets. They get the struggle.’ – Vincent D’Onofrio

‘I had heard about how people struggle and how hard it is to get into acting. But I did not care because it’s something I love.’ – Bai Ling

‘I believe we are now in a struggle over whether or not we are going to save America.’ – Newt Gingrich

‘In a world with no systems, with chaos, everything becomes a guerilla struggle, and this predictability is not there. And it becomes almost impossible to save lives, educate kids, develop economies, whatever.’ – William J. Clinton

‘There is no struggle, rift, fight between those who claim the banner of the tea party and those who are in the Republican Party. We work together.’ – Michael Steele

‘I think that the most difficult thing is allowing yourself to be loved, so receiving the love and feeling like you deserve it is a pretty big struggle. I suppose that’s what I’ve learnt recently, to allow myself to be loved.’ – Nicole Kidman

‘I have to struggle to change people’s perceptions of me. I grew very frustrated with the perception that I’m this shy, retiring, inhibited aristocratic creature when I’m absolutely not like that at all. I think I’m much more outgoing and exuberant than my image.’ – Helena Bonham Carter

‘The relevance for 9/11 is that what 9/11 marked was the beginning of a struggle in which the terrorists come at us and strike us here on our home territory. And it’s a global operation. It doesn’t know national boundaries or national borders.’ – Dick Cheney

‘When the TV version of Annie came on, I was drawn to it. It was the struggle of this poor kid in this environment and how her life changed. It immediately resonated.’ – Jay-Z

‘Well, I think certain roles are chosen for us. The moment I read Pete Campbell I thought: I can do this, this is mine. And in Money, too. The truth is I turn down a lot of projects. If a character doesn’t have some kind of internal struggle, it’s no good for me.’ – Vincent Kartheiser

‘China is important to the world in that they are a force and on the move. Exposing them to figurative art opens up a potential for artistic expression far greater than anyone would ever have dreamed possible until today. It is this very spirit of the struggle and determination to triumph that inspires creative expression.’ – Richard MacDonald

‘I wanted to be a teacher, but I was a lousy student, one of the slowest readers. It was a tremendous struggle. But I’m lucky I had some teachers who saw something in me.’ – Ann Bancroft

‘There’s always been a struggle with filmmakers between art and industry, and you have to find a balance.’ – Michel Hazanavicius

‘I went through a struggle, and I really needed to get myself together and connect with my purpose, which is music.’ – Brandy Norwood

‘I met a lot of famous people when I was about 24. And none of them seemed very appealing. And so I didn’t know why I would struggle to be that kind of person.’ – Ethan Hawke

‘I know that it’s a big struggle with a lot of women to dress up – especially now women have been working – because it can be uncomfortable. So it was important to me with my role to make clothes that are slightly more dressed up but easy to wear.’ – Nicole Richie

‘I just feel like it would be so against my personality to have this struggle in tennis and just give up. I know it’s not me, not who I am, and that would probably affect other parts of my life.’ – Michael Chang

‘Whatever struggle happened between brothers, let us forget about it and turn the page forever and live united.’ – Muqtada al Sadr

‘I sometimes struggle, because my job is like the antithesis of what surfing is all about. Surfing’s simple. It’s real.’ – Paul Walker

‘I don’t want to drive the markets crazy. I don’t want to create trouble, but rather order and rules and norms. We have to struggle against financial excesses, those who speculate with sovereign debt, those who develop financial products which have done so much harm.’ – Francois Hollande

‘Yes, I’m very close to my family. And being that close to your family, I think you also struggle with how to become your own person.’ – Linda Cardellini

‘I struggle immensely with celebrities of all kinds. I get clammy hands and turn a little purple.’ – Bryce Dallas Howard

‘There are a lot of sacrifices a mother makes when she’s raising a child by herself. I saw it when I was growing up, watching all my mother did for me. But it wasn’t until recently that I fully understood the price she paid because of how we had to struggle.’ – Christina Applegate

‘Life is a kind of struggle. Life is a sort of fight.’ – Haile Gebrselassie

‘There are days when I struggle with wanting to be a full-time, stay-at-home mom, and feeling guilty about that because I work.’ – Tori Spelling

‘The enormous success of 2009’s ‘The Blind Side,’ in which Sandra Bullock makes a black teenager one of the family, demonstrates that America isn’t post-racial. It is thoroughly mired in race – the myths that surround it, the guilt it inspires, the discomfort it causes, the struggle to transcend it.’ – Wesley Morris

‘The fact that we elected Obama was a sign that the black struggle inherent in the blues and so much of the music I have loved can triumph.’ – Jack White

‘I keep guitars that are, you know, the neck’s a little bit bent and it’s a little bit out of tune. I want to work and battle it and conquer it and make it express whatever attitude I have at that moment. I want it to be a struggle.’ – Jack White

‘I know for certain people I’m championing a struggle that they’re going through.’ – Ann Romney

‘I know what it’s like to struggle and to have those concerns that all mothers have.’ – Ann Romney

‘I was ashamed for people to see me struggle.’ – John Stossel

‘I don’t find it a struggle to maintain a healthy diet now as my palate has changed. I don’t crave rich food.’ – Jennifer Ellison

‘A bad guy always assumes he’s going to win, whereas the good guy has to struggle with, what if I lose?, and the audience wants to struggle with him.’ – David Gallagher

‘It’s always a struggle growing up in Akron.’ – LeBron James

‘I usually can find a way to do a character to make it real and work. But sometimes it’s a struggle sustaining that, because there’s such a level of personal involvement and personal, physical, and emotional distraughtness.’ – Alan Cumming

‘State governments generate less revenue in a recession. As state leaders struggle to make up for lost revenue, legislatures tend to cut funding for higher education. Colleges, in turn, answer these funding cuts with tuition hikes.’ – Arne Duncan

‘For more than 30 years the Islamic regime and its apologists have tried to dismiss women’s struggle in Iran as part of a western ploy.’ – Azar Nafisi

‘When someone has a weight problem when they’re pregnant, they will struggle before, during and after to lose weight.’ – Carnie Wilson

‘It doesn’t feel good when you have to struggle to get your pants on.’ – Carnie Wilson

‘You know, after all these years, it’s just like we are who we are and it’s a struggle for me and sometimes I’m heavier and sometimes I’m thinner.’ – Carnie Wilson

‘I never felt like there was an unconscious part of me around that woke up or that came out of the closet; there wasn’t a struggle, there wasn’t an attempt to suppress.’ – Cynthia Nixon

‘I am convinced that in the upcoming chapter of the struggle, I can be more useful to the inevitable change that will soon come to Cuba, to Cuba’s freedom, as a private citizen dedicated to helping the heroes within Cuba.’ – Lincoln Diaz-Balart

‘When I do Pilates, or when I do work out, I feel better all day. Yet I still struggle to keep it on my schedule.’ – Maria Bello

‘I think the whole mission of being here on Earth is to accept what you have, and my journey was to accept my own life and not pretend anything else. I think that’s what we all struggle with.’ – Michael Nyqvist

‘I do struggle with the fact that I don’t have all the answers.’ – Mike May

‘Arafat’s whole life has been governed by struggle and a cause. Everything he has done as leader of the Palestinians is to always leave his options open, never close a door.’ – Dennis Ross

‘You ask any moviemaker what their favorite movie experience was, and they’ll say it was one of the first ones, where everyone had to pitch in and do everything together, and you had to struggle.’ – Robert Rodriguez

‘I’ve had so much stress in the last year so it’s really a struggle. I never hide, when I walk down the street, someone’s going to take my picture, that’s what I look like.’ – Carnie Wilson

‘I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.’ – Dalai Lama

‘Often, when you’ve reached a very high level of achievement, you almost become paralyzed by the idea that anything you might do might be imperfect. Perfection is just the striving, the effort, the struggle, but it’s hard to remember that.’ – Gelsey Kirkland

‘Not many people get to the major leagues and succeed right away. There are some struggles. Everyone seems to struggle.’ – George Brett

‘I know what it feels like to struggle to get the education that you need.’ – Michelle Obama

‘A lot of the struggle I had with movies is I really loved moments and tones and feelings in a scene, and I loved creating those, but I never really had great stories to string them together.’ – Louis C. K.

‘My films seem to be about men’s struggle with failure.’ – Tom Hooper

‘Frankly that’s what makes such a big difference between President Obama on one hand and Mitt Romney on the other. Gov. Romney has not walked in those shoes of the ordinary Americans and frankly I don’t think he has the capacity to quite understand the struggle that the 98 percent of Americans go through every single day.’ – Ken Salazar

‘Just as the Security Council was largely irrelevant to the great struggle of the last half of the twentieth century – freedom against Communism – so too it is largely on the sidelines in our contemporary struggles against international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.’ – John Bolton

‘We all have to announce our full solidarity with the struggle of those seeking freedom and justice in Syria, and translate this sympathy into a clear political vision that supports a peaceful transition to a democratic system of rule that reflects the demands of the Syrian people for freedom.’ – Mohammed Morsi

‘In the past I’d always felt like ‘the girl’ in the show or the movie. On ‘Friday Night Lights’ there were a bunch of girls, and I was the woman. Initially there was a little struggle with my identity around that. But now there’s a sense of ease.’ – Connie Britton

‘Anyone who’s lost someone to cancer will say this, that you have to struggle to try to remember the person before the diagnosis happened, because they really do change – as anyone would change.’ – Mindy Kaling

‘No doubt, the White House thinks the American people know Obama’s story. But since the Inauguration, we’ve seen only the president’s present: his perfect family, his Ivy League elegance, his effortless mastery of complex issues. We never see him sweat. And we forget that he ever had to struggle.’ – Dee Dee Myers

‘To me, football is very personal. Even as a kid, I looked at football in dramaturgical terms. It wasn’t the score that interested me, it was the struggle.’ – Steve Sabol

‘I have loved football as an almost mythic game since I was in the fourth grade. To me, the game wasn’t even grounded in reality. The uniform turned you into a warrior. Being on a team, the mythology of physical combat, the struggle against the elements, the narrative of the game.’ – Steve Sabol

‘You know, I think the film business is its own worst enemy because it sells movies on DVD footage and ‘behind the scenes,’ and now it’s a real struggle trying to keep storylines and plotlines a secret.’ – Daniel Craig

‘There’s something in human nature, the trying-to-get-on-with-it quality of people, the struggle to maintain or keep the show going can be exhausting.’ – Greg Kinnear

‘I like struggle.’ – Hal Sparks

‘I think Shakespeare is like a dialect. If I heard a broad Scots accent, I’d probably struggle at first but then I’d start to look for words I recognise and I’d get the gist. I think Shakespeare is like that.’ – Ralph Fiennes

‘Food is a fairly significant aspect of my life. I have struggled mightily with food. With my weight. And I’m conscious of it. So I have a sensitivity to people who struggle with their weight.’ – Tom Vilsack

‘I have to be a lot more calculating because I’m a very private person. I actually really struggle with the attention; I’m generally a pretty shy kind of a person. So it’s tough figuring out how to manage it. But there are ways of managing it, and you just have to be smart.’ – Emily Watson

‘Believing in God is a very intense inner struggle of mine. It’s something I worry about a lot, but which I don’t have the answer to.’ – Emily Watson

‘I love being a wife and homemaker – because it’s my choice. My husband doesn’t expect me to do it. I don’t mind doing things for him because he does so much for me; we both feel that way so there is no power struggle.’ – Salma Hayek

‘You know, there’s a lot of activism that doesn’t deal with empowerment, and you have to empower yourself in order to be relevant to any type of struggle.’ – Talib Kweli

‘My heart goes out to the brave citizens of Syria, who each day risk and even sacrifice their lives to achieve freedom from a murderous regime. We in Israel welcome the historic struggle to forge democratic, peace-loving governments in our region.’ – Shimon Peres

‘I’ve always had something in my heart where I root for guys who struggle with women.’ – Kevin James

‘My writing comes not from the happy moments, but from struggle and grief.’ – Isabel Allende

‘I always had a struggle, which I still do, when you’re playing a character and it’s not necessarily your morals or your values. You’re playing a character, but the way the media will sometimes ask you if these are your opinions, you know – they make you responsible for that, and I take issue with it because I don’t believe in censorship.’ – Katey Sagal

‘I didn’t go out looking for negative characters; I went out looking for people who have a struggle and a fight to tackle. That’s what interests me.’ – Philip Seymour Hoffman

‘I want to struggle and make films. It’s not a financial thing, it’s more of a who-I-am thing.’ – Scott Caan

‘But as an adult working in the fashion industry, I struggle with materialism. And I’m one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don’t mean much to me. They’re beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they’re ultimately not important.’ – Tom Ford

‘And I think that, of course, there is some dysfunction of needing to be liked or noticed or to feel part of things, something going on there for most actors. For some there’s not and I think they really struggle with it.’ – Hugh Jackman

‘If there’s no fire, there’s no scream. If there’s no scream, then no one hears you and no one comes to help you in the first place. The depth of my struggle has definitely determined the height of my success. To be able to teach my kids not just about success but about the struggle that comes with it.’ – R. Kelly

‘The world of spying is my genre. My struggle is to demystify, to de-romanticise the spook world, but at the same time harness it as a good story.’ – John le Carre

‘Reality show? You can’t find anything better than boxing because of the trials and errors, the ups and downs, the struggle when you get knocked down to get back up. Use it symbolically and interchangeably for life.’ – Don King

‘My goal is to connect the young teachers to the old, to reignite their sense of struggle.’ – Jonathan Kozol

‘Male privilege and entitlement are dying a very painful death; no one gives up power without a struggle.’ – Gloria Allred

‘It’s not a matter of if economies around the world becoming low-carbon, but when and how: through struggle and strife or through advancement and progressive leadership. Larry Elliot described it today as the ‘Green New Deal.’ It’s a leadership we in Britain can provide, and from which our economy can benefit.’ – Lucy Powell

‘The economic and social decline of Zimbabwe is shocking and appalling. Life there is unrecognisable from that of the recent past. Each day is a struggle for basic survival.’ – Lucy Powell

‘I think all tennis players have to struggle through the early stages of their career. We start off playing tournaments and really just get by. I always had a dream to play in the big tournaments and never have doubted if it was worth it. Having to battle a little early on in my career makes it all the more worthwhile now.’ – Samantha Stosur

‘We don’t tend to write about disease in fiction – not just teen novels but all American novels – because it doesn’t fit in with our idea of the heroic romantic epic. There is room only for sacrifice, heroism, war, politics and family struggle.’ – John Green

‘Broadcasters or politicians or writers who think that they are respecting Struggle Street, the battlers, by dumbing things down into one-line sound bites are not respecting them, they are treating them with contempt. It’s our job above all in politics to tackle the big issues and to explain them.’ – Malcolm Turnbull

‘I need to develop a car and engineer a car in a position that feels comfortable for me, and I don’t think anyone can do a better job than I can in that position. The problem for me is if I can’t get the car there I do struggle more than some.’ – Jenson Button

‘I love cycling, running and swimming. In recent years I’ve competed regularly in triathlons, which means I don’t find the physical side of driving a struggle any more.’ – Jenson Button

‘I think people who suffer from depression, unless it’s post-traumatic, are probably going to struggle with it for their whole life.’ – Christina Ricci

‘I’ve got actor friends who didn’t get breaks, who struggle and worry about things that I’m fortunate not to have to worry about.’ – Clive Owen

‘The female attention I have to struggle hardest with is from my two-year-old daughter.’ – Dan Stevens

‘The basis of drama is… the struggle of the hero towards a specific goal at the end of which he realises that what kept him from it was, in the lesser drama, civilisation and, in the great drama, the discovery of something that he did not set out to discover but which can be seen retrospectively as inevitable.’ – David Mamet

‘I joined the anti-Fascist struggle with my best friend, who was a Jew.’ – Franjo Tudjman

‘I love clothes but it’s a struggle for me to get out of jeans and a baggy jumper.’ – Lily James

‘I’ve always had a fascination with vampires. It’s not that I’m exactly fascinated with the dark side. It’s the human struggle with it. How we deal with those two aspects of who we are. We all have those elements.’ – Sheryl Lee

‘Architecture will always express the technical and social progress of the country in which it is carried out. If we wish to give it the human content that it lacks, we must participate in the political struggle.’ – Oscar Niemeyer

‘I have a very sharp tongue, I’m very impatient, and it’s a lifelong struggle.’ – Karen Armstrong

‘I don’t exercise – that’s something I struggle with.’ – Debra Messing

‘Around 80% of Liberians are unemployed and only half of all children go to primary school. Just one in 20 go on to secondary school. Young children are on the streets instead of in the classrooms. We are not giving them the opportunity to learn and they will struggle to get jobs when they grow up.’ – George Weah

‘Berlin is still going through a transition since the Cold War – both in what used to be East and West Berlin. I can still sense the confusion and the struggle for identity there in the streets. There’s a pulse to it.’ – Diane Kruger

‘I struggle with control.’ – Kate Walsh

‘I have a small Thai boy who dresses me and every year I let him pick what campaign I am going to work on. It saves me having to worry about it and, bless him, it makes him feel involved in the struggle for global liberation.’ – Mark Thomas

‘I think it’s important for kids to express themselves with bad fashion. I struggle a little bit now because I have a daughter and I feel with fashion, like they’re sexualizing the kids so young. Little kids in high heels and that kind of thing is really difficult for me to wrap my head around.’ – Busy Philipps

‘If you look at my life before I went into television, the struggle I went through coming out would be surprising to most people, given how comfortable and how out I am being the only late-night gay talk-show host.’ – Andy Cohen

‘My biggest thing has always been privacy. With an interview such as this where the questions are about me, I struggle to express myself. I have an immediate answer in my head of what I’d say, but sometimes I feel that it would be too honest. So these wheels of censorship start going around my head.’ – Garrett Hedlund

‘Movies were a struggle for me – they didn’t come easy.’ – Mandy Patinkin

‘Every book has got its challenges. You run into a plot point that you can’t figure out, or a scene that you struggle to write and have to write 50 times.’ – Justin Cronin

‘I have a lot of rage about things that didn’t happen to me, tied up with watching an immigrant, working-class father struggle to make his way through the world – and seeing how society was modeled to keep him in his place.’ – Dennis Lehane

‘Every teenager deals in his or her own sexuality and has to face it and figure out how it can coincide with the rest of their lives in a healthy manner. And try to navigate it in our modern society, which is wrought with stigma and taboo and repression, and sort of as a result, these inner monsters that some teenagers really struggle with.’ – Ezra Miller

‘The bad guys I play don’t want to be bad. It’s the struggle between the part of them that’s an animal and the part that’s the intellect that’s interesting.’ – Henry Czerny

‘I look for struggle in the roles I choose – struggle and perseverance.’ – Vera Farmiga

‘Black men struggle with masculinity so much. The idea that we must always be strong really presses us all down – it keeps us from growing.’ – Donald Glover

‘I relate to what Gov. Romney brings. I know what it means to balance a budget. I know what it means to write a paycheck and not only cash one. I know what it means to create a job, and I know what it means to struggle with my business every day in terms of keeping our doors open any day but definitely in a difficult economy.’ – Sher Valenzuela

‘I’d prefer to be good, but I’m not always. I struggle.’ – Laura Marling

‘I’m for all the actor’s struggle, the self-indulgent, painful journey, but I would rather have fun.’ – Ginnifer Goodwin

‘Working pretty much nonstop as an artist, the hardest thing is to know what to do with yourself when you have some time off. You struggle with yourself to take a vacation.’ – Karen O

‘A lot of people struggle in their younger years, and I think people can relate to that.’ – Matthew Lewis

‘I am self-conscious, and I’m aware of my body. But I struggle with America’s limited idea of what perfection is.’ – Rene Russo

‘One of the biggest things I used to struggle with was about things like going on holiday. Whereas all your friends can talk about something and plan something all year long, I know that I’m probably going to be away and I’m going to miss all of it. If a job comes up, you just can’t be there.’ – Douglas Booth

‘I do not have a family, per se. When I was younger, I grew up in foster care with my brother and sister. It was really a struggle, and knowing that there were people out there with tight-knit families really made my childhood an unfortunate one.’ – Victor Ortiz

‘The political currents that topped the global agenda in the late 20th century – revolutionary nationalism, feminism and ethnic struggle – place culture at their heart.’ – Terry Eagleton

‘When you see a struggle that you may be having personally put on a big screen and in a roomful of people, then it makes you feel less crazy or alone, because you’re seeing that other people are dealing with it too. You get to see in this imaginary scenario how people might try and answer some questions or deal with some problems.’ – Michael Shannon

‘It’s not a struggle, but sometimes when you’re gone for a month or two, you start to miss your friends. I love acting so much that it fills that gap of being sad about not being able to see my friends.’ – Willow Shields

‘The seminal elements of what makes a story great – challenge, struggle, resolution – are the same whether we’re talking about story content for a movie such as ‘Rain Man,’ or telling a purposeful story to forge new business relationships or conclude a fruitful transaction, such as acquiring an NBA franchise.’ – Peter Guber

‘My fiction is almost always inspired by a character’s need or desire to rise above him- or herself. No one is perfect and some of us have much adversity in our lives; it is those people who struggle to rise above their nature or background that I find the most interesting and heroic.’ – Robert Crais

‘Everybody’s life has some mythical quality. You struggle against obstacles, you fight to get to a higher level and there are great loves.’ – Dolph Lundgren

‘As screenwriters, we struggle with our own success. We have wallpapered our world and now we can’t get anyone to notice the picture we just hung.’ – Paul Schrader

‘You could say Shakespeare is so extraordinary precisely because he was so ordinary. He had all the usual anxieties and understandings of what it is to have children, lose children, get married, struggle to make a living and so on.’ – Simon Callow

‘Men tend to try to struggle to be more rational and reduce things to simplicity more and are more impatient with ambiguity than women are.’ – John Crowley

‘I have certain rules that I’ve established for myself that took a while post-day job to figure out. Everyone says people who freelance or are writers struggle with the structure of it. I’m not allowed to check email before a certain hour. I’m not allowed to run errands during the day. I have to write a certain amount every day.’ – Sloane Crosley

‘I am a woman with a calling for social struggle and public service.’ – Michelle Bachelet

‘I’m a big John Steinbeck fan. Cormac McCarthy. I’ve always loved the stories of regular people. Mark Twain, too. When you look back at some of the epic writers of our country’s history, very rarely do you find upper-class royalty. We seem to delve into the struggle of life and the labor of life much more frequently.’ – Lucas Neff

‘I had four children, we all had to struggle to get up and get educated, and they all did their part, and we all did the best we could, and that’s what a family and a parent is supposed to do.’ – Robert Forster

‘I think at the end of a show, you have to walk out with a message. That’s my hardest struggle right now; that’s what I’m working towards.’ – Nora Dunn

‘There had always been black people in and out of our house, and from the outset I had been taught that for them life was defined by struggle and filled with injustice.’ – Carl Bernstein

‘Every play I do, every book I write, every painting I paint, I will struggle with. I don’t know what it’s like for a project to come easy.’ – Antony Sher

‘The human race has been in a long struggle to eliminate murder. And we will succeed.’ – Bill James

‘I’ve found in my own life, if you try to struggle against what the universe is telling you, you set yourself up for more of a battle.’ – Michael Stuhlbarg

‘I spend a lot of time on the ‘Glee’ set. A lot of time. Luckily we have to dance and rehearse, so we’re always moving, but having such a tight schedule can make it hard to find the time to exercise. It’s definitely a struggle!’ – Jenna Ushkowitz

‘When you are at the bottom, you find beauty in such little things, and goodness in such little gestures. When I compare any struggle today to ones that I may have had in my childhood, there is nothing that can bring me down.’ – Natalia Vodianova

‘It took me 11 years to struggle through one dumb book, and every day you just want to give up. But you don’t find out you’re an artist because you do something really well.’ – Junot Diaz

‘When I write, what I long for is not more realism or fiction but more courage. That’s what I always find myself short on and what I have to struggle to achieve in order that the work might live.’ – Junot Diaz

‘Evan Wolfson is a dear friend of mine. Almost more than any other, Evan is responsible for bringing the issue of marriage equality to the forefront of our struggle for civil rights. He is a courageous pioneer who has been relentless in this battle for marriage equality.’ – David Mixner

‘Particularly with middle-class people, self-absorption is a struggle.’ – Ben Lewin

‘Sometimes it’s a struggle to live in the moment.’ – Isaac Marion

‘I grew up on a farm in Oregon, an adopted child, with one sibling, and parents the age of all my peers’ grandparents. We lived in isolation from the people around us, and it was always a struggle to cope with as a child. The heart can really expire under those conditions. I always felt like I was looking at the world from the outside.’ – Larry Harvey

‘I think it is important that you have people from all different vanguards, from all different walks of society and different viewpoints to be focused on the struggle for equality and democracy. We need as many champions for the cause and as many events as possible to help keep this in focus.’ – Lupe Fiasco

‘I huff and puff and struggle with every sentence, paragraph and page – sometimes every word as well.’ – Aidan Chambers

‘I can draw pencil lines to show something is moving, but if I’m writing, I struggle with how to write it. The boy ran down the hallway? The boy ran quickly down the hallway? The boy ran down the marble hallway? I agonize over the words. So my editor works very hard. I’m lucky to have her.’ – Brian Selznick

‘We’re talking about the struggle to drag a thought over from the mush of the unconscious into some kind of grammar, syntax, human sense; every attempt means starting over with language. starting over with accuracy.’ – Anne Carson

‘For many years now, I feel like my own body struggle has been linked and connected with women I meet in the world. I think we’re in this together.’ – Eve Ensler

‘I don’t know how many parts I’ve lost because a lot of the politics in California are very conservative, and I’m fairly outspoken. I always tried to get as much politics in as I could, because I do believe in class struggle, and I think that’s what’s left out.’ – James Cromwell

‘So it is that one side effect of the HD revolution has been the gratifying and edifying return of the nature documentary – films about the hugely varied forms of life that eat, sleep, stalk, mate, fight, thrive, suffer and struggle on our dear and embattled old Earth.’ – Tom Shales

‘Forget being ‘discovered.’ All you can do is write. If you write well enough, and are stubborn enough to embrace failure, and if you happen to fall into the narrow categories that the book market recognizes, then you might make a little money. Otherwise, it’s a struggle. A gorgeous struggle.’ – Jess Walter

‘Jihad is holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one’s community.’ – John O. Brennan

‘The historic nature of Israel’s struggle for self-determination, freedom, and prosperity underscores the gravity of their circumstances and fortifies my commitment to America’s responsibility as their ally.’ – Pete Hegseth

‘In 1958, my father invested everything he had in a business venture and became the largest automobile dealership in Chicago for Ford’s new Edsel line. But Edsel sales plummeted and my father fell into bankruptcy. I watched him struggle; working long hours to protect us from poverty.’ – Radhanath Swami

‘Ireland and its people have much to be proud of. Yet every land and its people have moments of shame. Dealing with the failures of our past, as a country, as a Church, or as an individual is never easy. Our struggle to heal the wounds of decades of violence, injury and painful memory in Northern Ireland are more than ample evidence of this.’ – Sean Brady

‘In the struggle between capital and labor, more often than not capital has won, because the real source of value for most companies has historically been the hard assets that they owned and controlled.’ – James Surowiecki

‘Even when I was living below the poverty line as a novelist, I was still living better than 99.5% of the human population of the world. But in my little, soft realm of trying to amuse a few dozen middle-class people with my books and articles, I did struggle to survive in my own way.’ – Jonathan Ames

‘Ultimately, my books are not about the politics, although the toil and the struggle and the wars in Afghanistan have a significant impact on the lives of my characters.’ – Khaled Hosseini

‘There’s nothing easy about writing. It’s always difficult. It’s always a struggle.’ – Khaled Hosseini

‘As I get older the stars have gone from my eyes more, and I see that life is just something that has to be lived with, that it’s better not to struggle.’ – Marian Keyes

‘I have an assistant who’s very good at email, so I don’t struggle with it.’ – Quentin Blake

‘If we are to make life into a pleasure rather than a struggle, then I would suggest that we have to start with our own mental attitudes.’ – Tom Hodgkinson

‘Most believers struggle to really believe in the supernatural as a meaningful, deterministic reality except during moments when they are drawn to it, perhaps during a worship service or while reading a novel like ‘Adam.’ Being drawn to this truth is the first step to living a life in accordance to this truth.’ – Ted Dekker

‘When I sit down to write a novel, I am exploring my own relationship with God, with the struggle between good and evil, my own purpose.’ – Ted Dekker

‘Wonder is that possession of the mind that enchants the emotions while never surrendering reason. It is a grasp on reality that does not need constant high points in order to be maintained, nor is it made vulnerable by the low points of life’s struggle.’ – Ravi Zacharias

‘I’d have to struggle to find a subject in which I can’t get some kind of interested pulse started.’ – Frank Delaney

‘There are dozens of unfinished or aborted projects in my files, but I can only assume they don’t get done because they’re not robust enough to struggle through the birth process.’ – Grant Morrison

‘Angela Davis’s legacy as a freedom fighter made her an enemy of the state under the increasingly neoliberal regimes of Nixon, Reagan and J. Edgar Hoover because she understood that the struggle for freedom was not only a struggle for political and individual rights but also for economic rights.’ – Henry Giroux

‘My wife says I’m only comfortable when there’s a fight. And it’s true. The thing that motivates me is struggle.’ – James Frey

‘Bonnie and Clyde grew up in absolute poverty. They didn’t go to school or have any money; the only way they could figure out how to get ahead was to steal. The banks were foreclosing on everyone’s homes. I think a lot of people will be able to relate to that struggle.’ – Jeremy Jordan

‘Precious, she gets hit by life so many different ways and so many times, but she doesn’t yield to it. She continues to get up and she continues to struggle for a better life.’ – Gabourey Sidibe

‘The history of American women is about the fight for freedom, but it’s less a war against oppressive men than a struggle to straighten out the perpetually mixed message about women’s role that was accepted by almost everybody of both genders.’ – Gail Collins

‘I, for one, struggle a little bit with a $250,000 education for a philosophy degree. They are a wonderful people, but we can’t employ philosophers in manufacturing in the United States. We need a one- or two-year technical add-on for a high school.’ – Douglas R. Oberhelman

‘I think most people struggle over a matter of years to find a satisfying way to live.’ – Meg Rosoff

‘I know what it feels like to struggle with your weight, and it makes me understand why women get attached to numbers on a scale or a dress size. It doesn’t mean that I have gotten over all of it myself, because I have good days and bad days just like everyone else.’ – Stacy London

‘I live intimately with my characters before starting a book. I cut out pictures of them for my wall. I do time lines for each major character and a time line for the entire novel: What is going on in the world as my characters struggle with their problems?’ – Walter Dean Myers

‘I’ve never for a second felt like my job has been more of a struggle because I’m a woman.’ – Sharon Horgan

‘Acting is a strange profession, and, yes, sometimes I struggle with its worth, its value in the world.’ – Keri Russell

‘As a working mom, I struggle to find time to work out and go for runs. I usually run two to three times a week and work out with a trainer once a week. I try to go for a longer run on Sundays.’ – Norah O’Donnell

‘Different people call me different things. In America, people really struggle with my name, so I don’t have a nickname as such. I’ve had Sharlito, Sheldon, Charldo, really interesting variations on the name.’ – Sharlto Copley

‘I faced quite a few challenging times, and in front of those, I was more positive than some people not facing those conditions. I’m actually of the belief now that it is that struggle that offers you that open-hearted hope.’ – K’naan

‘If I had had to struggle at the beginning like most actors… I’d never have stuck it out. But having such complete success at the beginning, I was stuck with being an actor for life.’ – Harry Morgan

‘You see, it took me so long, it was such a struggle, to move myself out of musicals – because I had had a success, nobody wanted to allow me to direct a non-musical picture. It was so hard. And the only way I could get it going was to become a producer myself.’ – Stanley Donen

‘Today in Ukraine, many people struggle to survive, older ones often see the breakdown of the Soviet system as a loss of stability and security for average people, and therefore a certain hostility to quickly acquired wealth is from their point of view quite understandable at the first look.’ – Victor Pinchuk

‘There is a lot of struggle in being an actor; you need so much emotional strength, no matter what level of stardom you have, that it’s nice to have something steady.’ – Sanaa Lathan

‘Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day – as long as you treat it that way.’ – Skylar Grey

‘People assume when they come into a church and see a person up there speaking, ‘That person must be a good person.’ My challenge through the years has been believing that: ‘I guess I must be a really good person.’ I struggle with it. It just helps me to keep that confessional posture.’ – Max Lucado

‘The fact that I didn’t have a mom is a challenge; it was a struggle; and we made the best of it, and because of that my relationship with my dad is that much stronger.’ – Apolo Ohno

‘One of the main destructive forces within our family has been these runaway egos. I think if you look at any show business family, that struggle exists.’ – Rufus Wainwright

‘It was natural to see the struggle for dignity for black people in America as a sister struggle of the Jewish struggle. So growing up, it was always a part of my breakfast cereal to think of myself as someone who was part of a larger struggle.’ – Eugene Jarecki

‘Evolutionary psychologists seem to want to unmask our noblest motives as ultimately self-interested – to show that our love for children, compassion for the unfortunate and sense of justice are just tactics in a Darwinian struggle to perpetuate our genes.’ – Steven Pinker

‘I think that communism was a major force for violence for more than 100 years, because it was built into its ideology – that progress comes through class struggle, often violent.’ – Steven Pinker

‘Anyone can relate to struggle, whether you’re European or Asian. Anyone can relate to having to get up and go to work and eat.’ – Yelawolf

‘I struggle if I have chaos around me, but at the same time, if I don’t have it, I’m uncomfortable. It’s a strange thing: If I don’t have chaos, I create it.’ – Sam Taylor-Johnson

‘The best antidote to poverty remains simple – a paycheck. Policies like paid family leave, workplace flexibility and affordable quality childcare can make the difference for two-parent or single-parent working families who struggle to make ends meet.’ – Madeleine M. Kunin

‘I could wear makeup today, and one person would say it looks bland, another would say it looks fake, and another might tell me I look really natural. Everyone is convinced their opinion is the truth, and that’s what I struggle against.’ – Sheena Iyengar

‘Politicians are very experienced – maybe too experienced – at using body language to signal power and competence. But what these politicians are much more likely to struggle with, or just neglect to do altogether, is communicate warmth and trustworthiness.’ – Amy Cuddy

‘People presume my disability has to do with being an amputee, but that’s not the case; our insecurities are our disabilities, and I struggle with those as does everyone.’ – Aimee Mullins

‘Normally, when someone we love is turning away from a struggle, we self-protect by also turning away. That’s definitely my first response. I think change is more likely to happen if both partners have common language and a shared lens to see problems.’ – Brene Brown

‘Hunger is a deep concern of mine, and I feel that no one should go without food in this world as long as there are caring people to lend a hand. I’ve had to struggle in my past and I know what it’s like to go without, so I try to do as much as I can to help bring awareness to an issue that hits very close to home for me.’ – Nick Cannon

‘For many oppositional movements, the Internet, while providing the opportunity to distribute information more quickly and cheaper, may have actually made their struggle more difficult in the long run.’ – Evgeny Morozov

‘Many people struggle with losing weight and then regaining it. But there is no convincing evidence that the effort to lose weight actually promotes more weight gain in the long run.’ – Francis Collins

‘I like not being noticed. It has been a struggle because I love performing, but if I’m in a group of people and someone has a bigger personality, I’m like, ‘Go ahead, and have fun!” – Amy Adams

‘Disobedience is essentially a prideful power struggle against someone in authority over us. It can be a parent, a priesthood leader, a teacher, or ultimately God. A proud person hates the fact that someone is above him. He thinks this lowers his position.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

‘The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension… Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.’ – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

‘Yoga reduced my stress and bodily tension. It allowed me to bring my body back into balance, to emerge from my fertility struggle with my sense of self esteem and self worth intact, and to forge a stronger bond with my husband.’ – Brenda Strong

‘I know what it’s like to struggle for cash. When I went to drama school, I worked as a chambermaid to make ends meet.’ – Dawn French

‘It’s a struggle for me to watch things I’ve been in because I’m just distracted and self-critical.’ – Jesse Eisenberg

‘You go through the Civil Rights struggle, everybody knew the songs – ‘We shall overcome.’ Everybody would sing it. Music helped us. James Brown, ‘Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud.’ They helped black people figure out how to navigate what was a very treacherous place in America for them.’ – Geoffrey Canada

‘Most days I struggle just to be accepted into the camp of plain old feminists. This is mainly because I am not by nature ideological and generally suspicious of people who are.’ – Hanna Rosin

‘I struggle with pride every day, but the one thing that I try to remind myself everyday is that I’m still a sinner no matter how many points/assists/win I get on the court.’ – Jeremy Lin

‘Feminism, unlike almost every other social movement, is not a struggle against a distinct oppressor – it’s not the ruling class or the occupiers or the colonizers – it’s against a deeply held set of beliefs and assumptions that we women, far too often, hold ourselves.’ – Kavita Ramdas

‘Connecting with the kids is a great joy for me. I love meeting them backstage or at a signing event. I am overwhelmed when I meet kids who struggle with terminal illnesses.’ – Jodi Benson

‘I struggle because I love food and sometimes I can’t stop eating.’ – Lucy Davis

‘God wants to help us… He loves us… we are His children. But He will not force His help on us at any time. He sees us when we struggle and fight and complain our way through things. And I believe it breaks His heart, when all we have to do is ask Him for help.’ – Joyce Meyer

‘I think that fiction is an excellent place for us to struggle with questions of good and evil, and humanity and inhumanity.’ – Brent Weeks

‘I feel like love is the thing we were created for, yet it’s the place we struggle the most.’ – Niecy Nash

‘My mum Margaret was a single parent, but though life was a bit of a struggle she gave me every encouragement.’ – Ashley Jensen

”Something Borrowed’ is looking like a romantic comedy, but it’s a comedy. It shines as a comedy; it’s definitely not just about the romance. It’s an honest depiction of the struggle between the characters. The comedy aspect will make it shine.’ – Ashley Williams

‘Religion is never going to go away, and anyone who thinks it will doesn’t understand what religion is. It is a language to describe the experience of human nature, so for as long as people struggle to describe what it means to be alive, it will be a ready-made language to express those feelings.’ – Reza Aslan

‘Whether it’s at their job, or their family, whatever – everyone feels that they’re stuck in some kind of struggle. The idea is how to find your way out of it.’ – Tom DeLonge

‘There’s no sense in making life seem like it’s a struggle, because that doesn’t make anybody feel better.’ – Ashton Kutcher

‘I’m glad I’ve had to struggle. It’s made me the artist I am now.’ – Jessie J

‘I love boxing. I like to see the strategizing. Watching the warriors go to work. I like that struggle, going out there and fighting.’ – Barry Larkin

‘I never had an intellectual struggle with the Bible, with the gospel, with the claims of Christ.’ – Tullian Tchividjian

‘I love the Shakespeare history plays; I love the struggle for the crown as a plot.’ – Mark Gatiss

‘We’ve had a great change. Dr King saw to that. I was so grateful to see the ‘colored only’ signs come off the water fountains and bathrooms in the south. But the struggle lives on.’ – Mavis Staples

‘I am a trained hypnotherapist, yes, but it’s more like a guided meditation. Most of the people I take under struggle with stress in their lives and have unbalanced sleeping patterns, so what I do enables my patients to regain energy and peacefulness on a subconscious level which affects their conscious mind.’ – Tanit Phoenix

‘I think with ‘Modern Family,’ you’ll struggle to find anything better. It’s brilliantly, brilliantly written.’ – Brendan O’Carroll

‘I had no work after ‘Gangster’ for two years, and my sister Rangoli met with an accident that destroyed her looks. My struggle with my parents combined with the industry not accepting me made me feel alienated.’ – Kangana Ranaut

‘I have fun writing. I don’t make it a chore. I don’t have to struggle with it.’ – Elmore Leonard

‘The struggle for morality never stays won. It’s always in process.’ – Alan Dershowitz

‘A lot of the people that stop you – well, they’re not nuts, exactly. They’re more like super-fans. They think that I’m some sort of rich guy, that everyone in the movies is making the kind of money Angelina Jolie is making. They don’t realize that most of my life has been a struggle.’ – Mark Margolis

‘Whenever I switch from one character to another, there’s always a few days where I really struggle because I’m changing voices and I’m changing ways of looking at the world. I’m not just flicking a switch; it’s harder process than that.’ – George R. R. Martin

‘Art has been good for my soul. And it’s been good for my brain. I think I’m a better painter now than I was a musician growing up. You struggle to see things and translate an image through your hands to a canvas.’ – Anne Sweeney

‘I think one challenge is that having few women in your work environment makes you feel a little isolated and alone. I’m an extrovert; I like talking to people, and I make friends easily, but if your personality is somewhat different, I think you would struggle to connect with people.’ – Padmasree Warrior

‘While I was raised around churches and had gotten to know a few preachers fairly well, the thought never entered my head that I would one day stand and deliver. Not only was I not interested, I lived with a major struggle: I stuttered.’ – Charles R. Swindoll

‘I am still where I started. I am still struggling. In fact, the struggle has only got bigger. I always try to go beyond my means, and this where the struggle comes in.’ – Anurag Kashyap

‘People look for patterns in everything. It’s what keeps us sane, I suppose. I struggle to see any patterns in my life. I think I can understand depression a bit because of my sister. My own feelings of… I’m aware that, if you feel down, it can be strangely unrelated to circumstances around you. That’s just the way life is.’ – Michael Palin

‘I suspect most politicians feel overwhelmed because people’s lives are a real struggle, full of unhappiness, and you would probably feel powerless to do anything about it.’ – Jo Brand

‘In Bollywood, people struggle because there is a new person joining every week, who joins an assembly line of people who are very replaceable. But if you are unique, you don’t have to struggle that much.’ – Vir Das

‘In 1989, my father died after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. All four of his siblings followed him into the shadow lands of that fascinating, maddening affliction.’ – Charlie Pierce

‘Stories hold conflict and contrast, highs and lows, life and death, and the human struggle and all kinds of things.’ – David Lynch

‘The struggle against poverty in the world and the challenge of cutting wealthy country emissions all has a single, very simple solution… Here it is: Put a price on carbon.’ – Al Gore

‘It was a struggle financing CNN, but I did it without ever asking the government for a nickel.’ – Ted Turner

‘On many days my primary artistic struggle is, in fact, photography because it is harder to do good work with that. I see myself as an observer of the world who has a strong drive to testify, which I can do because I have the privilege of living in New York with enough food to eat and shelter.’ – Teju Cole

‘I am sort of drawn toward places in the world where there is struggle and conflict.’ – Anderson Cooper

‘Athletes are sort of part of the community at large. They have to be dedicated to what they do, and go through lots of peaks and valleys. And there’s a lot of training that goes into their careers. It’s a struggle. Very dramatic.’ – Dennis Quaid

‘I have superfine, superoily hair, so my struggle is always trying to get the volume I want. I end up not doing much with it ever.’ – Odette Annable

‘In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death… these are things that unite us all.’ – Albert Camus

‘I’m married to the street; I ain’t gonna switch over. I ain’t gonna go religion on nobody. I believe in God – God is for the thugs too – but the streets are in the most trouble. So I’mma keep it focused on the streets and the struggle. That’s what I’m mainly about.’ – Trick Daddy

‘I had parents who believed I could do anything – and I know how that made me feel. I think both my parents, having careers in the medical profession, feel they are helping people on a daily basis, and that was inculcated in me as a value. I had to struggle with giving up the idea of becoming a doctor myself.’ – Reese Witherspoon

‘The anti-nuke movement has important and far-reaching implications for grassroots organizing. It can unite kids and musicians, everybody, whether they’re leftist or rightist, or radical, or Republican, because energy is energy. But in fact, it is a real political struggle – it shows people that it’s big business against the people.’ – Bonnie Raitt

‘Look at the newborn baby. It struggles to breathe after living in the womb. And yet, growth comes as a result of struggle. Even when we talk about jihad. We need to attach consciousness to struggle. This struggle has to be both individual and collective.’ – H. Rap Brown

‘When we struggle, as so many do, in grinding poverty, or when our enemies prevail against us, or when sickness is not healed, the enemy of our souls can send his evil message that there is no God or that if He exists He does not care about us.’ – Henry B. Eyring

‘Parents who struggle to get a witness of the Savior into the heart of a child will be helped as they seek for a way to bring the words and the spirit of the Book of Mormon into the home and all the lives in their family.’ – Henry B. Eyring

‘There is an eternal humanity that crosses through all people, and it’s more interesting often when it’s about struggle – not people with champagne glasses.’ – Jacqueline Bisset

‘I cannot tell you that I ever fell in love with the theater as an audience. I fell in love with the theater as an actor for a period of time, but I have struggled as an audience, and I struggle more now than then. I was always a movie guy.’ – Sean Penn

‘You’re always having to live more to fuel something new. It’s an obligation to yourself and to the audience. The personal baggage that comes with being a known actor just adds to that struggle.’ – Sean Penn

‘For most actors, it’s such a struggle to get work. Once they have it, they feel that there’s an enormous amount of pressure on them to make it work, and have everyone love them. In my case, it was never like that. It was just about working with the people that I want to work with, and telling the stories that I want to tell, you know?’ – Kristen Stewart

‘There’s a lot of activism that doesn’t deal with empowerment, and you have to empower yourself in order to be relevant to any type of struggle.’ – Talib Kweli

‘I had to learn how to trust my gut. Trust what I know to be right… not right, but not waver on who I am. Know who I am, know what I want, and know it. Not waver on it and be secure in that. And I still struggle with it. But I really… I can’t be moved. You can’t move me, and that all comes with loving myself, and I’m like my best buddy.’ – Mary J. Blige

‘I believe this generation should know their history and they should know that the struggle’s not over yet.’ – Mary J. Blige

‘Words are so often used in the opposite sense, as a screen of diversion. It’s the struggle towards truthfulness which is the same whether one is writing a poem, a novel or an argument.’ – John Berger

‘My history in show business spans over a quarter of a century, and I have seen many people in the industry struggle with coming out, only to find much more success after they finally did.’ – Margaret Cho

‘Obama’s not down for the civil rights struggle, and he certainly wasn’t down for the apartheid struggle, but he’s clearly gonna take advantage of it and insert himself in such a way as to make it look like he is single-handedly responsible for apartheid going by the wayside.’ – Rush Limbaugh

‘I’ve had some Democrat African-American leaders tell me they’re really not all that comfortable with Obama as the lead at the MLK festivities ’cause he’s not down for the struggle. He does not have that in his roots.’ – Rush Limbaugh

‘I think when you get past your second album, it all becomes something of a routine. So you have to struggle against that, find a way of making what you do sound fresh and new each time.’ – Van Morrison

‘I struggle to watch myself in any scene, to be honest. What’s done is done. I wish I was able to watch myself, as it would really help me develop as an actor. But I’m not brave enough. It’s a difficult thing to do – looking at yourself as this utterly different person on a screen.’ – Eva Green

‘Whenever women struggle with breast cancer and face better care than ever, that’s feminism.’ – bell hooks

‘During my days of deepest grief, in all of my shock, sorrow and struggle, I sat at the feet of God. I literally spent hours each day reading God’s word, meditating on scripture and praying. I intentionally spent a significant amount of time being still before God.’ – Rick Warren

‘My struggle led to the reunification of Germany and the creation of the state of Europe. We destroyed the borders; globalisation is on the horizon.’ – Lech Walesa

‘I struggle as a writer, and I’m convinced that if I was at school now, I’d be termed as having ADS. Two minutes and I’m drifting.’ – Johnny Vegas

‘I love the atmosphere football brings; I love being around my teammates; I love the struggle in football. I love the fact that it is a part of my life. I don’t look at it as any more important or less important as any other part of my life.’ – Troy Polamalu

‘There’s so much built-up camaraderie and sacrifice, and football is such a tough man’s game. I think that’s why it’s so popular. That’s why so many blue-collar communities and people can really feel attracted to this because it is a blue-collar struggle that football players go through.’ – Troy Polamalu

‘I struggle with deciding when to answer or ignore the constant speculation about my private life, because I feel like that doesn’t belong to anybody but me.’ – Lauren London

‘Many people struggle to make hummus that lives up to their expectations at home, and recreating a favourite brand or the stuff from your local deli is almost impossible.’ – Yotam Ottolenghi

‘When I was 17 years old, I put out an album while my mother was dying of cancer. That right there alone is a struggle. That’s hard. That’s tough for anybody.’ – Lil Mama

‘Sometimes ’30 Rock’ was a struggle because I’d be doing the show and still be doing stand-up full-time.’ – Judah Friedlander

‘Confidence is highly overrated when it comes to creating literature. A writer who is overly confident will not engage in the struggle to get it exactly right on the page – but rather, will assume that she’s getting it right without the struggle.’ – Dani Shapiro

‘There has to be a balance between power and vulnerability. That’s something I feel I have in my own life, something I struggle with and – on a good day – like about myself.’ – Idina Menzel

‘I have the potential to be very strong and powerful, sometimes angry, sometimes passionate. I also can be shy and withhold that because I am afraid. I don’t want to freak anybody out with my passion… So I struggle with that all the time.’ – Idina Menzel

‘In all of us, there is a struggle between the good and the bad. It makes it more palpable and real to play such people as an actor.’ – Randeep Hooda

‘I’ve had my share of struggle. I believe, never take success to your head or failure to your heart.’ – Randeep Hooda

‘It is obvious that God is looking at the heart when sacrifices are given to Him. He takes no delight in those who give up things for Lent and then act like it’s such a struggle to perform what they said they wanted to do for Him.’ – Monica Johnson

‘Music is so hard. It’s a struggle to get people to care. It’s hard to make an impact in today’s world because people aren’t buying records anymore.’ – Juliana Hatfield

‘I struggle to come up to people and say what I think.’ – Maisie Williams

‘I write everywhere. I’ve written books while I was on planes, at Disney World, and in multiple countries of which I am not a native. It can be a struggle to make word count sometimes, but I will persevere!’ – Seanan McGuire

‘One of the benefits for me of starting late in this business is I realised that if acting was the only thing I could do, I would struggle, so I always wrote as well.’ – Sanjeev Bhaskar

‘I like being married to someone who does what I do, and we can talk for hours about all of this stuff that I struggle with and all this stuff that he struggles with because we’re struggling with the same things. If I was married to a banker, I don’t know what we’d talk about.’ – Leslie Mann

‘In ‘Happier at Home,’ I write a lot about my struggle to create an unhurried atmosphere at home.’ – Gretchen Rubin

‘Working on ‘Newsroom’ has given me an appreciation of the struggle that you go through on the 24-hour news cycle. The people who are legitimately attempting to deliver honest news are really facing a tough, uphill climb that’s a lot harder than any other time in history.’ – Thomas Sadoski

‘I’m a classic stress-eater, so I know a lot about how eating can become a way of hiding from what’s really wrong. I escape into food. But some people escape into books. Some into relationships that might not be good for them. The three main characters in ‘The Sugar Queen’ struggle with each of these comforts-turned-crutches.’ – Sarah Addison Allen

‘A small-time hoodlum who had spent most of the 1960s at San Quentin State Prison in California, the 30-year-old Bryant claimed that he hijacked Flight 97 under orders from his higher-ups in the Black Panther Party; he said his mission was to arrange for the purchase of bazookas to aid the organization’s struggle against oppression.’ – Brendan I. Koerner

‘We start with strong characters and build the movie from there. That not to say we don’t struggle with story – that’s the most challenging part.’ – Chris Meledandri

‘I have the greatest respect for single parents who struggle and sacrifice, trying against almost superhuman odds to hold the family together. They should be honored and helped in their heroic efforts. But any mother’s or father’s task is much easier where there are two functioning parents in the home.’ – James E. Faust

‘I’ve always believed that the things middle class families struggle with around their kitchen tables should define my work in Washington.’ – Gary Peters

‘Communities in every corner of America struggle to fill nursing vacancies to provide care for everyone who needs it.’ – Kirsten Gillibrand

‘I’m really hands-on. My team brings in elements, but, every season, it’s kind of a personal struggle to find the balance and to see how far I want to push the elements.’ – Dries van Noten

‘Self-loathing doesn’t keep me from being happy. But that doesn’t mean I don’t struggle.’ – Megan Fox

‘I have generally sought to work on questions that I thought were both interesting and approachable, yet not too widely appreciated. To struggle to make discoveries that would be made by others a short time later seems futile to me.’ – Jack W. Szostak

‘What is a struggle is that acting isn’t a place where you go to work and you do that thing. There aren’t set boundaries, like an office, where you go and work. For me, the work is always on my mind.’ – Adam Driver

‘It will not surprise you to learn that it is not uncommon for jockeys who struggle with their weight to starve themselves and spend hours in the sauna to lose a few pounds to be able to make a big-race ride.’ – Tony McCoy

‘I have seen countless colleagues struggle to come to terms with retirement. I learned a lot from Richard Dunwoody when he was riding, and I completely understand why he took off and undertook what most people consider mad challenges.’ – Tony McCoy

‘College dropouts with significant debt struggle with repayment over the course of their lives and do not receive the benefits afforded to their peers who have debt but obtain higher-paying jobs as a result of college completion.’ – Hank Johnson

‘In that wide struggle which we call Progress, evil is always the aggressor and the vanquished, and it is right that this should be so, for without its onslaughts and depredations humanity might fall to a fat slumber upon its cornsacks and die snoring.’ – James Stephens

‘When nonprofits, companies and consumers work together, we believe we can make long term, positive change for the millions of people in America who struggle with hunger.’ – Sylvia Mathews Burwell

‘We often imagine that the court serves as a sort of neutral umpire controlling the warring political branches. But this is mostly myth. The justices of the Supreme Court are themselves actors in the struggle for power, and when they intervene, they think carefully about how their decisions will affect the court’s own legitimacy and authority.’ – Noah Feldman

‘I was in the heart and soul of Baltimore. I definitely felt a connection to the people. They’re really hard-working people that want to have a better life. And I saw the struggle that exists there.’ – Common

‘It’s perfectly possible to love your toddler but struggle to like them when times are hard.’ – Mariella Frostrup

‘Many new lovers and spouses struggle to reconcile themselves with their partners’ relationship history, but it’s an insecurity I left behind in my 20s.’ – Mariella Frostrup

‘Had Elizabeth Bennet known how wildly Darcy’s heart beat for her, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ would barely have made it into a short story. Their torturously slow-burning romance is a classic example of how men and women still struggle to communicate the most basic of emotions.’ – Mariella Frostrup

‘I have super-supercurly hair, and it’s a constant struggle.’ – Wendy Davis

‘No one in al-Nahda believes that jihad is a way to impose Islam on the world. But we believe that jihad is self-control, is social and political struggle, and even military jihad is only a way to defend oneself in the case of aggression.’ – Rashid al-Ghannushi

‘To be sure, those who are actually engaged in combat – those who actually see the maimed bodies and mourning mothers – struggle more than the rest of us to make sense of the reality of war.’ – Stanley Hauerwas

‘Some struggle with medical issues – like insomnia – that make sleep hard. But for many of us, the quantity and quality of sleep come down to a matter of choice. Still, only a few enterprising economists have looked closely at this, and generally, those have assumed that we choose our hours of sleep optimally.’ – Sendhil Mullainathan

‘To me, Slow parenting is about bringing balance into the home. Children need to strive and struggle and stretch themselves, but that does not mean childhood should be a race. Slow parents give their children plenty of time and space to explore the world on their own terms.’ – Carl Honore

‘Hardest of all for Europeans to negotiate are traditional African religions, whose transactions with unseen powers are central to the running of life in many areas, the main weapon in the struggle against the forces of evil.’ – Neil MacGregor

‘In America, people really struggle with my name, so I don’t have a nickname as such. I’ve had Sharlito, Sheldon, Charldo, really interesting variations on the name. Some of them can get it, but many can’t.’ – Sharlto Copley

‘Let’s put it this way: there wouldn’t be much point in me attending a high-school reunion now because there wouldn’t be anybody there. We’d struggle to raise a quorum.’ – Clint Eastwood

‘Everyone saw me on TV or read articles, and it was all about my great marriage, the white picket fence, all this success and my perfect life. But behind the scenes, it was a struggle.’ – Lindsey Vonn

‘I haven’t always had the money rolling in. I’m a character actor; it’s not like I’m Gwyneth Paltrow – so I do have hard times still in my life. And that’s even more why it’s like you know what, I’m not that different from people going through it. I struggle; I look for a better deal at the grocery store.’ – Debi Mazar

‘It’s my luck to be at the frontier of what looks to be a resurrection of roots music on the international scene. That’s really what reggae music is about: that voice against oppression and struggle.’ – Damian Marley

‘I’ve been told by the BBC that if I make one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time, I will be sacked. And even the angel Gabriel would struggle to survive with that hanging over his head. It’s inevitable that one day, someone, somewhere will say that I’ve offended them, and that will be that.’ – Jeremy Clarkson

‘You can tell when a writer moves out of a place of struggle and into a place of comfort, and it’s always a bad thing.’ – Eleanor Catton

‘I study religion because I find it fascinating and problematic. But I struggle with the idea of what religion is, what being religious means. A lot of people assume that if you write about early Christianity, you must be some kind of Sunday-school teacher.’ – Elaine Pagels

‘Living with a stammer is difficult. It’s a daily uphill struggle with emotional baggage weighing you down. You can’t be the person you want to be.’ – Gareth Gates

‘In Arab capitals, the failure of the United States to stop Iran’s nuclear program is understood as American weakness in the struggle for dominance in the Middle East, making additional cooperation from Arab leaders on Israeli-Palestinian issues even less likely.’ – Elliott Abrams

‘Tunisia was not for the United States an important country in the way, let’s say, Algeria was because of its gas, because of its size, because of its struggle against terrorism that sometimes turned bloody.’ – Elliott Abrams

‘In the African-American community, we struggle with a lot of health problems that have a lot to do with our diet.’ – Marvin Sapp

‘My intent is not to inflame Muslims but to entertain readers of great thrillers. At the end of the day, I want people to see a good protagonist struggle against serious odds and do so with courage and honor and integrity.’ – Brad Thor

‘Even when I do commercials, I try to tell a story about the product. With music, I try to tell the story of the person’s struggle for success. And I believe every word I say. I never read anything on the air I don’t believe in. I think people sense that about me, and they respond to it.’ – Casey Kasem

‘When you struggle with weight, it’s not an internal struggle… it’s literally an external struggle, and everyone sees it.’ – Ross Mathews

‘It makes me nuts, the idea that if you put a political struggle at the heart of your book, then it has to be that the author – me – is trying in some way to push my views onto my readers.’ – Ruth Ozeki

‘I think I’m more sympathetic to writers, to the work and the struggle and the craft of it, than when I was in graduate school at NYU and was very judgmental.’ – John Searles

‘Literature can allow us to experience the best side of humankind, where instead of giving up, we struggle desperately in the ruins for love, connection and hope.’ – Caroline Leavitt