Trying Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Trying

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So much time is wasted on trying to be better than others.
~By Elijah Wood ~


We're talking about people who've already got 3-4, if not 5-6 years' experience or more, and it's about trying to help professionals develop, using us as a resource for that development.
~By Siobhan Davies ~


He was making all kinds of sounds apparently with his mouth, and shaking his head and I thought, gosh, is he trying to stop the orchestra? Is it all wrong? It was just unbelievable.
~By Robert Ripley ~


That's my dream job, to be able to mail songs out to people who want to hear them. Paste my face on them and not travel all over the world trying to sell them.
~By Kristin Hersh ~


Right now I'm doing four shows at a time, trying to read four outlines every week, four scripts every week, and watching four rough cuts; it's a lot of good work. It's fun to do it, but it does wear you out.
~By Aaron Spelling ~


Trying to rebuild Afghanistan on the cheap has left the country in the hands of warlords and an impotent Northern Alliance puppet regime that runs Kabul and nothing else.
~By Ted Rall ~


I like to live righteous. And I just want everyone to know I'm not trying to get out of anything.
~By Lil' Kim ~


I'm just sittin here trying not to be unhappy.
~By Lars Ulrich ~


I think ultimately if you have a very high expectation of your audience and you know exactly what it is you're trying to express through the medium of film, there will always be an audience for you.
~By Atom Egoyan ~


I admit there's an element of brutality in all my work - it's part of the truth about human existence I always want to explore - but the last thing I'm trying to do is put on some kind of freak show, inviting people to get off on other people's pain and humiliation.
~By Todd Solondz ~


I do not think we should be trying to save our freedom by killing the safeguards that keep our liberties.
~By Eliot Engel ~


The "what should be" never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no "what should be," there is only what is.
~By Lenny Bruce ~


Most of the stuff I do on the show comes out of me just trying to make my friends laugh.
~By Adam Sandler ~


It was a somber place, haunted by old jokes and lost laughter. Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation than trying to make the English laugh.
~By Malcolm Muggeridge ~


I'm still trying to figure out what the right line is between myself and the people I play. Sometimes I go too far one way or too far the other.
~By Maggie Gyllenhaal ~


I love to work with the younger kids who are trying to live out their dreams, if in fact that's what they plan on doing after college to take the next step. A very select few have that opportunity so when you do have the opportunity you know, those guys take advantage of it.
~By Roger Clemens ~


I could never be a country person, sitting around trees trying to write a song. I would rather be in the middle of society, whether it's growing or crumbling.
~By Ric Ocasek ~


In trying to make something new, half the undertaking lies in discovering whether it can be done. Once it has been established that it can, duplication is inevitable.
~By Helen Gahagan ~


Video games are engineered now, but the step I am trying to take, no one can engineer.
~By Bill Budge ~


I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now I'm spending years of my life trying to get away from it.
~By Brian May ~


I'm trying to deal with ideas about histories, fame, hearsay, and how public identities are constructed.
~By Barbara Kruger ~


The gay community just recognizes what their closets are and we straight have to spend years trying to figure out which closet we are trapped in.
~By Judith Light ~


I'm trying to keep a level head. You have to be careful out in the world. It's so easy to get turned.
~By Elvis Presley ~


We are trying to prove that the blues lives on forever and anybody in this place can sing the blues.
~By Ruth Brown ~


In my college years, I worked as a union labor organizer. I was just one of the many workers trying to do my part to help the community.
~By Jimmy Smits ~


Right now, the Anglo people are desperately trying to hold on to the United States, like they tried to hold on to Africa.
~By Edward James Olmos ~


We're all just playing our own game. I don't see it as a rivalry. We're just trying to play our best.
~By Michelle Wie ~


When a performance isn't working, it's usually because the actor is trying to do something and they're not able to express their idea very well. It's a muddled expression.
~By Casey Affleck ~


I've always thought that the act of playing the guitar was the act of trying to make a point of playing the guitar.
~By Mick Ronson ~


I thought Paulie could jump. I know he's not fleet of foot, but at least have some hops. I guess we know who is not going to win a gold glove. I was trying to become a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service.
~By Billy Koch ~


I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I'm from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character.
~By Dan Aykroyd ~


Being an actress is similar to trying to fit in with the popular kids in high school. You're expected to drive the right car, wear the right clothes and say the right things.
~By Lauren Ambrose ~


Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros.
~By Bobby Orr ~


I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better.
~By Steve Jobs ~


Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past.
~By Norman Borlaug ~


'Through the times I've gone through the last couple of weeks - and I'm still trying to help a friend - I got attacked pretty hard through the media, and it hurt and it was devastating, but I really found out who was with me and who was there for me.
~By Michael Irvin ~


Know what you're trying to do before you do it. Turning knobs at random isn't enlightening any more than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let you paint a nice picture.
~By Steve Albini ~


A transvestite spends her entire life trying to look as feminine as possible and I have clearly spent mine celebrating my masculinity.
~By Vin Diesel ~


Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.
~By Jules Renard ~


I did though at least expect him to correct the false statements he made when he was trying to protect the Presidency. Instead, he talked about it as though I had laid it all out there for the taking. I was the buffet and he just couldn't resist the dessert.
~By Monica Lewinsky ~


I'm trying to remain unfamous.
~By Anwar Robinson ~


When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people.
~By Vivien Leigh ~


You know, I'm the 1st black solo MC from Detroit. I didn't do the 50 Cent sales but hey... I got a long career, I'm still young and I'm trying to bring really good music.
~By Obie Trice ~


I was trying to figure out what a memory feels like.
~By Charlie Kaufman ~


I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film, but if you do your job well, you can make people believe that you're the character you're trying to be.
~By Frances McDormand ~


Coping with the demands of everyday life would be exceedingly trying if one could arrive at solutions to problems only by actually performing possible options and suffering the consequences.
~By Albert Bandura ~


What I'm trying to do now in my life - not just with the building, but with everything - is to construct things that will have enduring qualities, and won't just be ephemeral flashes in the pan.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


When I tried to play something and screwed up, I'd hear some other note that would come into play. Then I started trying different things to find the beauty in it.
~By Dimebag Darrell ~


I was 16 years old, driving to LA, and sleeping in my car, just trying to make it happen.
~By Nick Cannon ~


Androgyny is not trying to manage the relationship between the opposites; it is simply flowing between them.
~By June Singer ~


I probably wouldn't have done as many as I did in one year, which I did when I was trying to raise money.
~By John Sayles ~


How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.
~By Neville Chamberlain ~


I felt very strongly the whole social impact of that depression, you know, and I felt very strongly about the efforts that this Resettlement Administration was trying to accomplish; resettling people, helping them, and so on.
~By Ben Shahn ~


In preseason camp, there are no friends. when newcomers arrive trying to take not only your job, but maybe your best friend's job, you work together to try to help each other. Everyone is an outsider until you're given a uniform.
~By Sue Wicks ~


I love what I do for a living, it's the greatest job in the world, but you have to survive an awful lot of attention that you don't truly deserve and you have to live up to your professional responsibilities and I'm always trying to balance that with what is really important.
~By Tom Hanks ~


We all say, 'You don't have to run around playing all these tournaments and trying to conquer the world like Dr. Evil.'
~By Stuart Appleby ~


Basically, there's not enough sex in movies, that's it. I'm trying to say it, people. I miss sex in movies because sex is natural, guns are not.
~By Zoe Saldana ~


I'm a rapper trying to be an actor.
~By Method Man ~


Right now I'm just thinking about school and trying to get those grades and keep them up! In case I become a Norma Desmond when I grow up, I can have something to fall back on!
~By Anna Chlumsky ~


Murrow covered something because it needed coverage. He wasn't trying to get an audience just for the sake of it.
~By Daniel Schorr ~


You learn just by trying and experimenting. By the time I was 14, I had my own comic strip in the Kansas City paper.
~By Mort Walker ~


It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.
~By John Greenleaf Whittier ~


I watch actors destroy themselves by trying to get it right.
~By Frank Langella ~


It's just a bunch of songs. I'm not trying to cure any major disease.
~By Nuno Bettencourt ~


If you listen to nature, all the sounds are done in a confident way. I'm trying to do that.
~By Roscoe Mitchell ~


You know, I like playing around with my voice and trying all different types of kooky voices.
~By Moira Kelly ~


Now, al Qaeda's on the run. Afghanistan is no longer a base of operations. The Afghan government is a friendly government that is trying to bring democracy to its people.
~By Condoleezza Rice ~


When you truly give up trying to be whole through others, you end up receiving what you always wanted from others.
~By Shakti Gawain ~


I know you can be up one minute and drop the next, so I'm trying to maintain a steady course so I can have some longevity.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


It's a Fox thing, the bad-boy image. They're trying to type me out. There are worse things in life, you know. I'm just really excited about the opportunity.
~By Ben McKenzie ~


I lost a year or two in there, trying to get films financed that I didn't know would never get financing.
~By Richard Linklater ~


The idea of trying to create things that last - forever knowledge - has guided my work for a long time now.
~By Edward Tufte ~


Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'
~By Mickey Mantle ~


What I'm trying to do is break the genre from what is rap and what is music.
~By Wyclef Jean ~


Some people try to get very philosophical and cerebral about what they're trying to say with jazz. You don't need any prologues, you just play.
~By Oscar Peterson ~


There is such a desire to give everybody a piece, we're probably wasting a great deal of homeland security money trying to be politically correct, when we really need to make sure that our cities get the money they need.
~By Shelley Berkley ~


It can become an exercise in trying to get the reader to like and admire you instead of an exercise in creative art.
~By David Foster Wallace ~


We are all the same person trying to shake hands with our self.
~By Wavy Gravy ~


Each simian had a much different body suit, so besides trying to define class across species, there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles.
~By Colleen Atwood ~


I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
~By Lee Iacocca ~


My shows aren't about trying to save some place, because I don't feel that's the right venue for it. That's my politics right there: Don't bring politics to my shows.
~By Kid Rock ~


I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking, entertaining films. I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people, from music, novels, the streets.
~By Spike Lee ~


The biggest challenge has been simulating a tornado with wind machines and dirt and debris. Right when you walk on the set, you feel the energy of a tornado. But the hardest thing is trying to get dialogue out in all of that.
~By Mark-Paul Gosselaar ~


But I've been there and done that. I'm not trying to prove anything to anybody, and if somebody wants me to come, if they can afford what I ask, it's not as much as Madonna makes; not that I want what Madonna makes, but I was saying.
~By Abbey Lincoln ~


The average comedian is kind of an observer looking at everyday things that everyone could relate to and then trying to find the exaggeration in those things.
~By Aries Spears ~


I drive a lot. Just for pleasure. Sometimes I'll get in the Cadillac and drive around the city or the country, kind of trying to get lost basically. Y'know, just see where roads lead.
~By Frank Black ~


What makes a person sexy is when he's not trying to be sexy.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that's what I'm trying to do.
~By Quentin Tarantino ~


The children, each of those kids is in touch with nature and traditional aboriginal culture so a very important part of getting performances from them was just letting them be and trying to capture the unique spirituality that was in each of them.
~By Phillip Noyce ~


Eddie Fisher married to Elizabeth Taylor is like me trying to wash the Empire State Building with a bar of soap.
~By Don Rickles ~


I'm going to Columbia University but I'm trying to keep that low-profile because I don't want weird people following me there. I want the experience of normal college life.
~By Julia Stiles ~


I dropped out of school in the 11th grade because there was no purpose in it for me. I'm not proud of this, and I'm not trying to promote it.
~By Lisa Marie Presley ~


In North Carolina nobody bothers us; we're all about concentrating on the work or our auditions that we're trying to get a flight out for. So all that crap is not something that I'm confronted with on a daily basis.
~By Katie Holmes ~


It was tough trying to figure out how to put on all the women's clothes.
~By Barry Watson ~


I'm trying to lead a good Christian life, so there ain't too much spicy to tell about me.
~By Loretta Lynn ~


In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author... I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home.
~By Leslie Banks ~


I'm trying to make a case for those people who don't have a sense of belonging that they should have, that there is something really worthwhile in having a sense of belonging, and recasting and looking at our modern history.
~By Billy Bragg ~


We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
~By Barack Obama ~


Then I would have an occasional cigarette and then I started back dipping. I started dipping last year. My family has asked me again to stop, and I'm trying my best to do that.
~By Payne Stewart ~

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July 27 ,2021
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