Quotes and Sayings about Challenge
"The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective."
- Berenice Abbott
(Related: Challenge, First, Word)
"Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered."
- Abdallah II
(Related: Knowledge, Opportunity, Numbers)
"I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: People, Islam, Muslim, Americans, Being, Burden, Challenge, Race)
"We've got to ensure that the quality and the capability of these forces will be good enough to withstand the challenges that the insurgents and the terrorists will present to the new Iraqi government."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Government, Quality, Present, Will)
"The issues and challenges surrounding nuclear non-proliferation are continuously evolving. They've changed dramatically at several junctures in recent memory."
- Spencer Abraham
"Your ability as republican volunteers, to rise to this challenge will mean that the two governments and others cannot easily hide from their obligations and their responsibility to resolve these problems."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Ability, Challenge, Problems, Republican, Responsibility, Will)
"Sometimes it's just harder to remind yourself about what you're doing and why you're doing it... Other times, you have a great desire for it, but physically you're not responding the way you want. That presents other challenges. Then sometimes it all comes together."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Desire, Want)
"It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Challenge, Fighting, World)
"I've been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming the hurdles and obstacles that face me. There still is plenty out there to get motivated by."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Challenge, Obstacles, Overcoming)
"There's no such thing as a perfect guy. I think it would be strange if somebody was absolutely everything you always wanted, because then there'd be no challenge. Also, you'd feel inferior."
- Jessica Alba
"Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Faith, Mother, Son)
"Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity."
- Nelson Algren
(Related: Legal, Challenge, Conscience, Humanity, Literature)
"It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Faith, People, Meeting)
"Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Dreams, American, Americans, Festivities, Generations, Hardship, Pursuit, Racism)
"In some ways, with the security challenges this country has faced, we have had to put in rules and regulations for business to be able to sustain their growth and create jobs."
- Wayne Allard
(Related: Business, Growth, Country, Jobs, Rules, Security)
"Making this movie was a great opportunity for me to explore high-definition. I'm glad I got to see what the challenges are, what makes it better. It works wonderfully."
- Debbie Allen
"The biggest challenge was that we had to shoot so quickly and with such a limited budget."
- Debbie Allen
"A Bush Administration will, I believe, enjoy a better relationship with the new Congress, although President-elect Bush will be faced with real challenges in getting along with the Congress."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Congress, President, Will)
"You'll never be disappointed if you always keep an eye on uncharted territory, where you'll be challenged and growing and having fun."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Eye, Fun)
"The challenge to me as a director was for the audience to see the film as going on in a straight line, so that they did not sense all of these break-ups. I did not want a film to be a collage of all these images."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Challenge, Film, Sense, Want)
"The opera is like a husband with a foreign title - expensive to support, hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge."
- Cleveland Amory
(Related: HusbChallenge, Opera, Support)
"The biggest challenge in New Orleans has been to find workers who can climb a ladder after lunch."
- Harry Anderson
(Related: Challenge, Workers)
"If you want something that's going to provide you with a lot of challenges and a variety of different things to do, then you really can't beat a place like the Air Force. I don't mean this to sound like a recruiting pitch. But it's been a lot of fun."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Force, Fun, Sound, Variety, Want)
"I've also been working with the Challengers Club in the inner city of Los Angeles for 15 years now, I guess, and it's essentially an inner-city recreation club for boys and girls."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Boys, Girls, Now, Recreation, Years)
"What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Life, Purpose, Drama, Earth, Meaning, Pain, Sense)
"Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Equality, Development, Goal, Building, Challenge, Gender, Gender equality, Meeting, Poverty)
"The test of character is having the ability to meet challenges."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Character, Ability)
"Well I think after leaving prison, and having written three diaries about life in prison, it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel, to write a new novel."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, Challenge, Diaries, Prison)
"I've written what and when I want to. It's been about expressing myself. But with the degree, I had to learn to do everything in a very specific, disciplined way. I am very disciplined, but this demanded a totally different kind of discipline. A real challenge."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Discipline, Challenge, Want)
"I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Nature, Soul, Being, Deep, Moon)
"Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: War, Policy, Arguments, Challenge, states, United)
"President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people, but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: People, Policy, American, Dying, Numbers, President, Will)
"These are times of unprecedented challenge and change in the airline industry, and the appointments we are announcing today will put American in an even stronger position to continue the substantial progress that has already been made under the tenets of our Turnaround Plan."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Change, Progress, American, Challenge, Today, Will)
"The Internet provides very serious challenges to our ability to keep from children the kinds of things that are destructive to them."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Ability, Children, Internet)
"And, we put a lot more value, or at least I personally put a lot more value, on the creative values and creative challenges of something than the commercial necessities."
- Rowan Atkinson
"Planet of the Apes was a gigantic challenge, making the clothes work so people could do stunts and action in the clothes. I really learned a lot about that in that movie."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Work, People, Action, Challenge, Clothes)
"Now, China, India have set goals. We're going to be able to review what they're doing. We're going to be able to challenge them if they don't meet those goals. We're going to pursue this anyway, because the President understands that our future lies with a clean energy economy. We've doubled renewables this year. There are millions of jobs to be had there, more energy security, so we're going to pursue this."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Goals, Challenge, Economy, Energy, Future, Jobs, Lies, Now, President, Security)
"Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Life, Love, Sacrifice, Dream, Challenge, Play, Song)
"The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Challenge, Democracy, Direction, Economy, Environment, Freedom, Order, Project)
"It is like living in a wilderness of mirrors. No fact goes unchallenged."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Fact, Living, Wilderness)
"I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Anger, Actor, Challenge, Darkness, Sadness)
"The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts. And there was a considerable challenge to that here and understandably so."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Challenge, Emotion, Facts, Negotiation)
"The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we're in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it's very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Business, Lie, Challenge, Priorities, World)
"The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: War, Effort, End, Question, Responsibility, Sense, Succeed)
"There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Time, Work, Challenge, Future, Now, Salvation, Will)
"No, only disappointment in myself on those occasions I didn't manage to rise to the occasion as I felt I should've done. I can always see how to do it, and then the challenge is, Can I manage that each and every day?"
- Christian Bale
(Related: Challenge, Day, Disappointment)
"We are all one - or at least we should be - and it is our job, our duty, and our great challenge to fight the voices of division and seek the salve of reconciliation."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Challenge, Duty, Fight, Job)
"It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today's intelligence challenges."
- Bob Barr
(Related: Intelligence, Laws, Today)
"The reader's challenge is to replicate the experiment by reading the poem and to draw their own conclusions."
- John Barton
(Related: Challenge, Reading)
"Our Prophet was a radical too- he fought against the injustices of his community and challenged the feudal order of his society, so they called him a radical. So what? We should be proud of that!"
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Society, Community, Order, Radical)
"I look for a role that hopefully I feel empathy with and that I can understand and love, but also that has that challenge for me to play - a different kind of role, a different type of character, a different time period."
- Kathy Bates
(Related: Time, Love, Character, Challenge, Empathy, Play)
"The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Challenge, Desperation, Help, Today)
"Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Imagination, Challenge, Musicians, Popular, Song)
"What I look for in a script is something that challenges me, something that breaks new ground, something that allows me to flex my director muscle. You have got to think fast in this business, you've got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Business, Reinventing)
"One of the big challenges for our party is to demonstrate to people that we have an agenda for economic prosperity and that we can be trusted with their money."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Money, People, Party, Prosperity)
"I am the parent of teenagers, my daughters are 13 and 15, so the issue of Internet safety has been an important issue. I have been visiting middle schools to talk about some of the challenges that they face."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Daughters, Internet, Safety, Schools, Talk, Teenagers)
"Working in Isaac's universe was more of a treat than a challenge."
- Greg Bear
(Related: Challenge, Universe)
"Texas has a lot of challenges, but if I choose to run I will talk about opening democracy to mainstream Texans and not just to a closed circle of entrenched ideologues."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Democracy, Talk, Will)
"I came into a strong organization, and I hope I strengthened it more and expanded its capacity to deal with some of the challenges that might not have seemed as great 10 years ago, such as H.I.V., AIDS and children affected by war."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: War, Hope, Children, Years)
"Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Life, Idea, Challenge, Effort, Satisfaction)
"Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty."
- William Bennett
(Related: Challenge, Difficulty, Trying, Will)
"The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader)
"In opera, everyone's watching from a fixed viewpoint, and that really challenges you. Lighting, the sets, stage groupings, the music-but doesn't relate too much to film."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Music, Film, Opera)
"Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Time, Victory, Cancer, Challenge, Day)
"People should not be imprisoned without having the ability to challenge the legality of that imprisonment."
- Jeff Bingaman
(Related: People, Ability, Challenge, Imprisonment)
"When the Australian Government looked at how to meet the challenges, and the opportunities, presented by our ageing population, it saw that an all-encompassing approach was a prerequisite."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Government, Ageing, Population)
"Greater public recognition will also be critical in encouraging prevention and early intervention, and more generally in building public support to meet the challenges of dementia."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Encouraging, Building, Prevention, Public, Support, Will)
"One of the greatest challenges in collecting child support is that deadbeat dads move from job to job and state to state. it's hard to keep track of them."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Job, State, Support)
"I've got the greatest job in the world. There's no other job in government where cause and effect is so tightly coupled where you can make a difference every day in so many different ways and in so many different people's lives. It's a great challenge."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Government, People, Cause, Challenge, Day, Difference, Effect, Job, World)
"These endless legal challenges that define elections in New York are a joke in this country, and they are the reason why it is so expensive, or one of the reasons, it's so expensive to run here and why so many people decide not to run."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Legal, People, Country, Elections, Reason)
"It was quite a challenge to make people eat crab ice cream."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: People, Challenge)
"The United States did not choose to fight Islamic extremists. These terrorists chose to fight our way of life. They chose to challenge our existence."
- John Boehner
(Related: Life, Challenge, Existence, Fight, states, United)
"Asean is obviously a very important association for us. Over the past 30 years Asean has made great strides in regional cooperation covering a number of areas, although recently it has been under strain because of the financial crisis and other challenges."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Financial, Cooperation, Crisis, Past, Years)
"America has survived and grown stronger through September 11th and subsequent wars with Afghanistan and Iraq and those who seek to do us harm. We have faced - and met - tremendous challenges ramping up a public health and safety system to protect Americans from future threats."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Health, Afghanistan, America, Americans, Future, Harm, Iraq, Public, Safety)
"Hurricane Katrina this past week was certainly the worst episode in what has become an all-too-familiar and tragic cycle, and our nation is now faced with a set of unprecedented challenges."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Nation, Now, Past)
"This film, Tomb Raider 2, is a big challenge. It's quite exhausting."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Challenge, Film)
"How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Christian, Authority, Challenge, Military, Question, Schools, Students)
"You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Challenge, Ideology)
"What we can do now is contribute to a clearer understanding of what happened that day on Everest in the hope that the lessons to be learned will reduce the risk for others who, like us, take on the challenge of the mountains."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Hope, Challenge, Day, Mountains, Now, Risk, Understanding, Will)
"And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge."
- Richard Branson
"I'm used to people not paying me a whole lot of attention and underestimating me and, frankly, for me a big challenge is to have people believe that I can be the president of the United States."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: People, Attention, Challenge, President, states, United)
"When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge."
- Terry Brennan
(Related: Challenge, Nothing)
"In 1995, I founded The Molecular Sciences Institute with a gift from the Philip Morris Company where I hoped that we could create an environment where young people could pursue science in an atmosphere of harmonious purpose and high intellectual challenge."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Science, People, Purpose, Challenge, Company, Environment)
"Many have gone on to do important scientific work but all remember those wonderful times when we and our science were young and our excitement in meeting new challenges knew no bounds."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Science, Work, Excitement, Meeting)
"There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Challenge, Expectation, Satisfaction)
"I love a challenge and the last four years it has all come to fruition and it has been wonderful."
- Sarah Brightman
(Related: Love, Challenge, Years)
"But it is a delightful challenge to try to depict interesting aliens."
- David Brin
"You can't be afraid to make errors! You can't be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Baseball, Challenge)
"If you're successful in what you do over a period of time, you'll start approaching records, but that's not what you're playing for. You're playing to challenge and be challenged."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Time, Successful, Challenge)
"I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge."
- Gwendolyn Brooks
(Related: Challenge, Writing)
"Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open."
- James Broughton
(Related: Open, Uniqueness)
"I spend my life essentially alone at a computer. That doesn't change. I have the same challenges every day."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Life, Change, Computer, Day)
"So another challenge for our generation is to create global institutions that reflect our ideas of fairness and responsibility, not the ideas that were the basis of the last stage of financial development over these recent years."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Development, Ideas, Financial, Challenge, Responsibility, Years)
"We have to restore power to the family, to the neighborhood, and the community with a non-market principle, a principle of equality, of charity, of let's-take-care-of-one-another. That's the creative challenge."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Power, Equality, Family, Challenge, Charity, Community)
"I saw it as a challenge to play with Pat and we put hours and hours into it, usually on the bus. The trick was to find something that we both wanted to play within our different styles which would add up to being greater than the sum of its parts."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Being, Challenge, Play)
"Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise."
- Kobe Bryant
(Related: Opportunity, Negative, Pressure)
"Let's cooperate and challenge the administration to cooperate with us because within the administration there are also moderates and people who are not fully comfortable with the tendencies that have prevailed in recent times."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: People, Challenge)
"At the moment I'm enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House, but I'm also keen to pursue my interest in television and particularly in science."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Science, Challenge, Interest, Opera, Television)
"Our very strength as lesbians lies in the fact that we are outside of patriarchy; our existence challenges its life."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Life, Strength, Existence, Fact, Lies)
"There is good in everything; it's just how you choose to look at it. Everything that's worth it has a price. For me to be a model - I had to leave my family. Do you think I liked that? No! There are sacrifices. Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Life, Family, Challenge, Worth)
"Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Time, America, Challenge, Feet, Justice)
"History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History, Challenge, Diaries, Light, Popular)
"In the United States Senate, we cannot do great things without reaching across the aisle and working together - and I look forward to the challenges ahead."
- Richard Burr
(Related: Senate, states, United)
"With my own memoirs, they are truthful, and I write everything fully expecting to some day end up televised on Court TV, and I'm fully prepared to be challenged legally on it."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Court, Day, End)
"We all know that change is inevitable. It provides us with a challenge and an opportunity to grow and improve and to attract new members with new ideas."
- Ron D. Burton
(Related: Change, Opportunity, Ideas, Challenge)
"Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Death, Love, Time, Challenge, Now, Right, Waste)
"Well, we've faced very difficult decisions and challenges in our country, every one of us have, as we - since September 11th, as we fought the war on terror, all of those decisions that the President had to make to put young men and women in harm's way."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Men, War, Women, Country, Decisions, Harm, President, Terror)
"AIDS is the biggest challenge, the major disaster facing this country and we would have wished for something more specific and far-reaching."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Challenge, Country, Disaster)
"We're a big check mark on everybody's schedule. I told them it's just another challenge, let's go after it."
- Dick Butkus
"To do the Ozzfest again would be great. I'd like to finish with a final Sabbath album. You always feel that it is still a challenge."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Challenge, Sabbath)
"I made lots of talks and challenged lots of people."
- Earl Butz
"I challenged things that needed to be challenged at Purdue."
- Earl Butz
"O'Neill presents a very complex multi-layered kind of challenge. His characters are always deeply complex and, to a great extent, inaccessible."
- Gabriel Byrne
"So yeah, but from the show and as far as MTV I have a lot of friends, and from the challenges and the other shows, that I've met. I currently don't have any enemies that I know of."
- Trishelle Cannatella
(Related: Enemies, Friends)
"I will continue to work in Washington to oppose any efforts to expand drilling off our Coasts and to challenge my colleagues to adopt responsible energy policies."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Work, Challenge, Drilling, Energy, Washington, Will)
"I'm happy with what I've done but it's a challenge to try to win more."
- Jennifer Capriati
"It is nice to be around people who think differently than you. They challenge your ideas and keep you from being complacent."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: People, Ideas, Being, Challenge)
"I've arrived at the place if I'm not taking a career risk, I'm not happy. If I'm scared, then I know I'm being challenged."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Being, Career, Risk)
"You learn to rely on a few basic movements and use your voice to the greatest extent possible to convey your emotions. So there was a technical challenge there and a responsibility to create a character from behind the mask."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Character, Challenge, Emotions, Responsibility, Voice)
"It was a challenge to be able to create a character without being able to use one's normal set of expressions. All the rubber and makeup attached to your face left you with only a modest range of facial movements."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Character, Being, Challenge, Makeup)
"One of the biggest challenges we had in the first decade was not that many people had personal computers. There weren't that many people to sell to, and it was hard to identify them."
- Steve Case
(Related: Computers, People, First)
"Getting to where Delaware State is today was a challenge my friends - a challenge proudly met by the people of this community and the Delaware State family."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Family, People, Challenge, Community, Friends, State, Today)
"Through the years you, the Delaware State family and your predecessors, have faced many challenges. You worked through them with fierce determination and good will, and you have made great progress."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Family, Progress, Determination, State, Will, Years)
"Roosevelt's magic lay in one facet of his personality: He knew how to take the risk. No other man in public life I knew could so readily take the challenge of the new."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Life, Challenge, Magic, Man, Public, Risk)
"It was a challenge to my teammates to help me."
- Wilt Chamberlain
(Related: Challenge, Help)
"A witness, in the sense that I am using the word, is a man whose life and faith are so completely one that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith, he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Faith, Life, Challenge, Consequences, Man, Sense, Word)
"The challenge of screenwriting is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure and natural movement."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Challenge, Effect, Leisure)
"So along with that is spending a lot of time with the ball. For me it was, I loved to juggle the ball in my front yard, and I always challenged myself - how many juggles can I get today? I think for players to get better, it's just about spending the time."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Time, Today)
"Neither the wording of the amendment itself nor common practice challenged the widely held belief that government guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Government, Religion, Belief, Freedom, Practice)
"But I think the bottom line right now is to take the constructive criticism and use that to build toward, as I say, the hurricane season that is 100 days away. And we don't have a lot of time to waste before we start to address that next set of challenges."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Time, Criticism, Now, Right, Waste)
"There were different challenges along the way. Certainly the food shortage was unpleasant."
- Leroy Chiao
"One of my challenges was to try to photograph the Great Wall of China. And I did actually take some photos, but it was hard to discern the wall with the naked eye."
- Leroy Chiao
"We are a nation that seeks out solutions and refuses to ignore challenges."
- Chris Chocola
"The mother must socialize her daughter to become subordinate to men, and if her daughter challenges patriarchal norms, the mother is likely to defend the patriarchal structures against her own daughters."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Men, Mother, Daughter, Daughters)
"Perhaps the greatest challenge has been trying to keep my time to myself and my private life private in order to do my job. Everything that is most mine belongs to everyone now."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Life, Time, Challenge, Job, Now, Order, Trying)
"Just as a puppy can be more of a challenge than a gift, so too can the holidays."
- John Clayton
(Related: Challenge, Holidays)
"The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Change, Future, Nation)
"The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Art, Politics, Challenge, Practice)
"Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting - it's kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Change, Challenge, Climate, Climate change, Trying, Weight)
"The duty of youth is to challenge corruption."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Challenge, Corruption, Duty, Youth)
"The way those clubs shift against Ted Williams, I can't understand how he can be so stupid not to accept the challenge to him and hit to left field."
- Ty Cobb
"I think in national security, the war in Iraq is troublesome and a difficult challenge, but our troops and the military leaders we have are managing that situation, although it continues to be very risky and very dangerous."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: War, Challenge, Iraq, Leaders, Military, National security, Troops)
"If the material is challenging, it forces you to challenge yourself when handling it."
- Joel Coen
"I'm a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things."
- Sasha Cohen
(Related: Love, Challenge)
"If we refuse to accept as inevitable the irresponsibility and educational unconcern of the adolescent culture, then this poses a serious challenge."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Challenge, Culture)
"I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: Fear, Challenge, Feet)
"There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Challenge, Man, Nothing)
"Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible."
- Jimmy Connors
(Related: Failure, Challenge)
"To me, Batman is definately Bruce Wayne's darker side. The challenge is playing it as two separate aspects of the same person. I have to create the illusion of a Dark Knight, who's mysterious and strong."
- Kevin Conroy
(Related: Challenge, Illusion, Knight)
"Every industry is going to be affected (by the aging population). This creates tremendous opportunities and tremendous challenges."
- Pat Conroy
"But acting just sort of happened and I found that I loved it. It was such a challenge."
- Rachael Leigh Cook
(Related: Acting, Challenge)
"Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Truth, Challenge, Irony)
"Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Men, Nature, Body, Challenge, Rights, Laws, Protection)
"I think the challenges for me was to go into the studio with these incredible jazz players and come up to their level of excellence. That's always a challenge."
- Rita Coolidge
(Related: Challenge, Excellence, Jazz)
"There's a difference between being a poseur and being someone who's so emotionally challenged they're kind of just doing their best to show you what they've got."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Being, Difference)
"The structural thinking I use in the concert hall is unnecessary to most film projects, and most film composers make better use of the enormous range of pop and other materials and techniques required of them than I probably would, faced with the same challenge."
- John Corigliano
(Related: Challenge, Composers, Film, Projects, Thinking)
"I always conceive a piece as a different set of challenges."
- John Corigliano
"In coming to the Congress as a new Member and becoming a fellow Blue Dog, we have had an opportunity to share and really spend a great deal of time in examining the challenges that our Nation finds itself in in getting its fiscal house in order."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Congress, Nation, Order)
"The State of Israel has faced obstacles and challenges to its very survival, with conventional military attacks leading the way to suicide bombers who have killed innocent Israeli men, women, and children."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Men, Women, Survival, Children, Israel, Leading, Military, Obstacles, State, Suicide)
"Maintaining clean, safe water remains one of our greatest national and global challenges and responsibilities."
- Jerry Costello
"Where every moment is about truth and I think it's a great challenge every night. That's what really drove me to wanting to do theatre, and it's great."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Truth, Challenge, Night, Theatre)
"It's a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don't come along very often so I thought, 'Why not?'"
- Daniel Craig
(Related: History, Thought, Challenge, Responsibility)
"One week before Pitfall! was to be released, I only gave you one life to play the whole game. I was experimenting with that concept as sort of the ultimate challenge."
- David Crane
(Related: Life, Challenge, Play)
"While our nation faces many challenges that must be met regarding homeland security and our military readiness, it is imperative that we live within our means and wisely spend taxpayer dollars."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: Faces, Military, Nation, Security)
"I enjoy Augusta. I enjoy its challenges. There's no other golf course like this anywhere. Its greens and its challenges on and around the greens are just super, super tough. So the greens are fun to play in sort of a morbid way."
- Ben Crenshaw
(Related: Fun, Golf, Play)
"Great music is its own movie, already. And the challenge, as a music fan, is to keep the song as powerful as it wants to be, to not tamper with it and to somehow give it a home."
- Cameron Crowe
(Related: Home, Music, Challenge, Song)
"I always look for a challenge and something that's different."
- Tom Cruise
"If we know what that set point is, we can predict fairly accurately when you will be in flow, and it will be when your challenges are higher than average and skills are higher than average."
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
"Nowadays people don't know how to handle it if all the ends aren't tied up and they're not told what to think in films. And if they're challenged, they think it's something wrong with the film."
- Alan Cumming
(Related: People, Film, Wrong)
"When you do have songs where you're going to say something, some kind of statement about cultural or social stuff, that in general people love it. People love to be challenged in that way."
- Catie Curtis
(Related: Love, People, Songs)
"To compel the nation with challenge the traditional American doctrine of freedom of the seas, every man and every ship in the navy is solemnly pledged."
- Josephus Daniels
(Related: American, Challenge, Doctrine, Freedom, Man, Nation, Navy)
"The perverse presumption that places the burden of proof on the challenger of spending must be inverted, back to the rule that applies elsewhere in life: 'Prove to me why we should.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Burden, Proof)
"We are taking challenges and turning them into opportunities by developing homegrown, local energy production to become independent from foreign sources."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Energy, Production)
"I love the challenge of show business. It keeps me on my toes."
- Henry Darrow
(Related: Love, Business, Challenge)
"We know we're up against the wall. We know how difficult a challenge it is, being in the minority."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Being, Challenge, Minority)
"Let there be no doubt: the state of our union is strong - stronger than the terrorists who seek to harm us and stronger than the challenges that confront us. At the same time, we know that our union can be stronger still."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Time, Harm, State)
"The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Life, Key)
"This campaign was special because we always kept the challenger mentality we had from the start. We managed to keep the against-all-odds, can-do spirit that kept us going when no one thought we could win."
- Geoff Davis
(Related: Thought, Spirit)
"The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?"
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Heart, Challenge, Day, Revolution)
"Our Parliamentary system has simply failed to meet the challenge of judicial activism."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Activism, Challenge)
"I liked the challenge of writing in a very concise structure in which both meaning and form are important."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Challenge, Meaning, Writing)
"I like the way words go together and I like the gamesmanship of writing poetry. It is such a challenge."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Poetry, Challenge, Words, Writing)
"It's a challenge between me and the hurdle, and the hurdle has always won."
- Gail Devers
"My dad always used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight, tell them you won't wait-you can kick their ass right now."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Dad, Challenge, Fight, Now, Right)
"I like movies that challenge people to recognize different things."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Movies, People, Challenge)
"It was interesting to do a completely fictional piece. You know, Saving Private Ryan was not a fictional piece! So the challenge was: How do you incorporate real emotions? How do you incorporate aspects that people are going to be able to identify with?"
- Vin Diesel
(Related: People, Challenge, Emotions)
"The lurking suspicion that something could be simplified is the world's richest source of rewarding challenges."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Suspicion, World)
"The challenge is the culture. You have to have a vision for the BBC-it can't merely be that it's big and has a place in the market."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Vision, Challenge, Culture)
"As a world leader, America must be prepared to confront any challenge."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Leader, America, Challenge, World)
"So I come before you with a budget that is honest in its discussion of our challenges, creative in its possible solutions, compassionate in its commitment to our most vulnerable, and balanced on the bottom line."
- James H. Douglas
"We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily. We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Challenge, Quiet, Word)
"Acting is always a challenge."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Acting, Challenge)
"Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes."
- Peter Drucker
"The third lesson and tip actually comes from two of my favorite political philosophers: Mao Tse-tung and Mother Theresa - not often coupled with each other, but the two people I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point which is 'you're going to make choices; you're going to challenge; you're going to say why not; you're going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before."
- Anita Dunn
(Related: Mother, People, Challenge, Choices, Favorite)
"But there is a corollary to freedom and that's personal responsibility, and the real challenge is how you generate that personal responsibility without imposing it."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Challenge, Freedom, Responsibility)
"Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Men, Women, Failure, Challenge, Want)
"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Men, Women, Failure, Challenge)
"Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Men, Women, Failure, Challenge)
"The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Challenge, Community, Justice, Nation, Sense)
"I think the biggest challenge for Somalia has been the sense that it is a hopeless case of incomprehensible internal conflicts and there is nothing we can do."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Challenge, Nothing, Sense)
"Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Work, Nature, Challenge, Man)
"Comedy is much more challenging, because you have to have the same level of belief but you have to make people laugh, and that's definitely a challenge."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: People, Belief, Challenge, Comedy)
"The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure or an effective vaccine for AIDS."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Challenge, Cure)
"Laura Bush is the same way. I mean, they both, um, understand, they understand the challenges of the moment and understand the responsibilities, he understands the responsibilities he has to protect the national security of America as well as the economic security of America."
- Donald Evans
(Related: America, National security)
"I will stay very focused on my responsibilities as Secretary of Commerce and the economy's doing well. I mean, you asked about some of the challenges that we have or what is going on in the world and you know I, I'm pleased to report that the economy is doing extremely well."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Commerce, Economy, Will, World)
"It was really really neat to make the movie because there were mentally challenged actors in the movie. So that was really really cool to work with them and they were always really happy, and they made everybody really happy on the set too."
- Dakota Fanning
(Related: Work, Actors)
"At the same time, it is obvious that clinicians in Haiti are faced with different, and, in fact, greater, challenges when attempting to treat complications of HIV disease."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Time, Disease, Fact, Obvious)
"Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Leadership, Challenge)
"While Social Security faces some long-term challenges, the system is not in crisis."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Crisis, Faces, Security)
"Well we are hoping that the power of the community of free nations is such that our sovereignty our rights are not going to be challenged by anybody who's going try to undermine the freedom, the openness of our societies and our security."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Power, Community, Freedom, Rights, Nations, Security)
"I'd like to meet a lovely man who shares my interests. On the other hand, I possibly will not. It's part of the hand you're dealt. It's a challenge-and I'm not atypical."
- Barbara Feldon
(Related: Challenge, Man, Will)
"The lopsided attitudes of college professors pose a serious challenge to learning because students are so susceptible to becoming lopsided sheep."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Challenge, College, Learning, Sheep, Students)
"I don't know what my limitations are until I reach them. I look for the challenge."
- Joseph Fiennes
(Related: Challenge, Limitations)
"There's a challenge to playing these fantasy figures because they are fantasy figures. You have to enter into this sort of imaginative world of the writer."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Challenge, Fantasy, World, Writer)
"Remember the picture of the president in the classroom, being told of the attack by chief of staff Andy Card? The American people thought they were seeing a man suddenly thrust into a grave challenge no one could have anticipated."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Thought, People, American, Being, Challenge, Classroom, Grave, Man, President)
"No, I don't make my work in order to challenge or confuse other people's expectations - I only do what I find natural."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Work, People, Challenge, Expectations, Order)
"To be a part of a championship team, I'm excited... This is the closest I've ever been to a championship. I'm looking forward to the challenge of helping this team repeat."
- Michael Finley
"As the father of six children, I know very well the challenges technology poses to our families."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Technology, Father, Children)
"The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Life, Success, Accomplishments, Challenge, Despair, Future, Moments, Promise)
"It states, History should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future. It also suggests that this celebration of the end of slavery is an important and enriching part of the history and heritage of the United States."
- Mark Foley
(Related: History, End, Future, Past, Slavery, states, Understanding, United)
"But I'm able to just keep going, and that's the challenge. It's the next song. And then just enjoying the shows and people who come out to the shows. It's pretty organic, really."
- Steve Forbert
(Related: People, Challenge, Pretty, Song)
"The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Power, Mistake, Failure, Challenge, Germany, World)
"I wanted to live the life, a different life. I didn't want to go to the same place every day and see the same people and do the same job. I wanted interesting challenges."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Life, People, Day, Job, Want)
"We're not lost. We're locationally challenged."
- John M. Ford
"I try to challenge myself as much as possible, as often as possible."
- Alan Dean Foster
"Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth's ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Nature, Challenge, Earth, Future, Laws, Respect)
"That's really the challenge of this century, to develop spokespeople."
- Jim Fowler
"The biggest challenge is how to affect public attitudes and make people care."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: People, Care, Challenge, Public)
"Acting is an art form and you want to take roles that are challenged and it's more of a challenge I think to play dark characters. Not that I want to always play those, but it is a challenge and challenges are rewarding and fun."
- James Franco
(Related: Art, Acting, Challenge, Fun, Play, Want)
"I believe the challenge the city faces is attracting continued development into the inner and western part of Jersey City. Nobody should be left behind as Jersey City continues to prosper and grow."
- Vincent Frank
(Related: Development, Challenge, Faces)
"Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty, challenge, fascination and often productive clumsiness of learning a new method: the wonderful puzzles and problems of translating with new materials."
- Helen Frankenthaler
(Related: Challenge, Difficulty, Learning, Problems)
"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."
- Viktor E. Frankl
"Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week, giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Progress, Challenge, Chance, Day, Giving)
"I feel like I've reached an age where I can relax a little bit with the knowledge of what I've been through, take all that experience and use it. I love the challenge of trying to get back to where I've been, and beyond it."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Age, Experience, Love, Knowledge, Challenge, Relax, Trying)
"If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Death, Life, Challenge, Ocean, Open, Reality, Worth)
"Social Security, a critically important, great program which does serve as the cornerstone of support for senior citizens, now faces challenges that threaten its long-term stability and well-being. The facts are there. The facts are crystal clear."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Faces, Facts, Now, Security, Stability, Support)
"Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky."
- Sonia Gandhi
(Related: Deep, Ocean, Sky)
"It is a challenge to have your launch date slip continuously."
- Marc Garneau
"This is what I wanted. They tell me that London is the best field in history. I wanted to be part of that. Because everyone will be there it will be a wonderful challenge for me. You can see the best runners, how they look, how they run. For me to beat the best is what counts."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: History, Challenge, London, Will)
"The major economic policy challenges facing the nation today - pick your favorites among the usual suspects of low public and household savings, concerns about educational quality and achievement, high and rising income inequality, the large imbalances between our social insurance commitments and resources - are not about monetary policy."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Quality, Policy, Achievement, Income, Inequality, Nation, Public, Today)
"Our employers today face numerous challenges and stiff competition from businesses all over the world."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Competition, Today, World)
"The saxophone is an imperfect instrument, especially the tenor and soprano, as far as intonation goes. The challenge is to sing on an imperfect instrument that is outside of your body."
- Stan Getz
(Related: Body, Challenge)
"The hardest times for me were not when people challenged what I said, but when I felt my voice was not heard."
- Carol Gilligan
(Related: People, Voice)
"To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education."
- William Glasser
(Related: Education, Certainty, Challenge, Responsibility)
"After Land I wanted to continue exploring the theme but I needed a new challenge so turned to colour. I explored Bradford and produced a series of urban landscapes that I liked, but because Land had made such an impact on the general public my colour work wasn't reviewed."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Work, Challenge, Land, Public)
"It's really kind of a challenge to keep coordinated with the two station crews that we'll be interacting with. And of course one of them launched quite some time before our mission."
- Linda M. Godwin
(Related: Time, Challenge, Mission)
"It's clear that the medium and long-run fiscal challenges facing the country have to do with the rise of entitlement spending, they have to do with the longer run imbalances that we've created in the structure of the system."
- Austan Goolsbee
"Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination."
- Al Gore
(Related: Imagination, Challenge, Faces, World)
"I think if you exercise, your state of mind - my state of mind - is usually more at ease, ready for more mental challenges. Once I get the physical stuff out of the way it always seems like I have more calmness and better self-esteem."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: Exercise, Mind, Self, State)
"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."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Challenge, Energy, Machines, Right, Trying, Wind)
"Lisa understands me. I'm very complex, but I have trouble opening up to people. I tend to keep things to myself. All my life, I've been kind of shy - opening up is always a challenge and Lisa can understand that."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Life, People, Challenge, Trouble)
"The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned."
- Antonio Gramsci
(Related: Challenge, Modernity)
"Proving yourself in a field where the casualty rate is so notoriously high is an ongoing challenge."
- Richard E. Grant
"I am drawn to writing and directing as it is most like the feeling I had when I was a teenager with my puppet theatre. You are more in control of everything and involved in every aspect of production, so more challenged and fulfilled."
- Richard E. Grant
(Related: Control, Feeling, Production, Theatre, Writing)
"It is clear that the nation that assumes stewardship of the Moon now will inherit stewardship of the galaxy in the coming millennium. I think the USA is ready for that challenge!"
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Related: Moon, Nation, Now, Will)
"We have fun, we listen to one another, we challenge one another, we trust one another. We're doing what we enjoy, and we're not just playing for each other, we're playing for the people."
- Benny Green
(Related: Trust, People, Challenge, Fun)
"Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Truth, Lie, Challenge, Lies, Man)
"Truly, the challenges we face are not Democratic challenges or Republican challenges. In fact, they are not political challenges at all; they are fiscal challenges, and educational challenges, and the challenges of figuring out how to take care of each other."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Care, Fact, Republican)
"A lot of celebrities, especially when you're talking about the really big ones, live in what I call the fame bubble. Nobody ever says no to them or challenges them or even teases them."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Fame, Talking)
"Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death, according to which biological death represents the final end of existence and of all conscious activity."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, End, Existence, Research, Understanding)
"The specifics of Cathy?s and my life are different now, but the basic life challenges are exactly the same."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Life, Now)
"I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged."
- David Guterson
(Related: Successful, Being, Expectation, First, Promise, Sense, Writers)
"Everyone has a responsibility to not only tolerate another person's point of view, but also to accept it eagerly as a challenge to your own understanding. And express those challenges in terms of serving other people."
- Arlo Guthrie
(Related: People, Challenge, Responsibility, Understanding)
"I don't see that many movies lately that are actually about something, that are trying to challenge something about the way that people interact."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Movies, People, Challenge, Trying)
"Perhaps first and foremost is the challenge of taking what I find as a reader and making it into a poem that, primarily, has to be a plausible poem in English."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Challenge, English, First)
"So I think it's fair to say it's even more of a challenge for some of these actors that are coming up, because there's such a pressure to look good, to be sexy and be palatable to people on whatever level."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: People, Actors, Challenge, Pressure)
"I never dislike anyone that I am in competition with. I welcome the challenge. Besides, I get along with just about everyone."
- Dante Hall
(Related: Challenge, Competition)
"But despite this breathtaking pace, I believe in the capacity of our democracy to meet these challenges."
- Lee H. Hamilton
"There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one."
- Mia Hamm
"A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness, as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men - and people in general."
- Lorraine Hansberry
(Related: Men, People, Challenge, Loneliness, Potential, Risk, Woman)
"You just never give up, no matter how hard the challenges are, and observe this world with a healthy dose of criticism and don't just follow the herd like somebody else might do."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: Criticism, World)
"I had a hard time with that hockey. I hadn't grown up skating, so that was my biggest challenge. We worked on it and worked on it. But then when we first shot it, it was so hard for me."
- Woody Harrelson
(Related: Time, Challenge, First)
"If I'm daring at all, I guess it would be emotionally. I try to keep things interesting for myself and to do things that challenge me."
- Ed Harris
"Every theory presented as a scientific concept is just that; it's a theory that tries to explain more about the world than previous theories have done. It is open to being challenged and to being proven incorrect."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Being, Open, Theories, Theory, World)
"As long as every generation rises to its challenges and stands up in defense of liberty - as Americans have done in the past and as our men and women continue to do today - our nation will remain free and strong."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Men, Women, Americans, Defense, Liberty, Nation, Past, Today, Will)
"My first guitar was a Gibson Challenger."
- Juliana Hatfield
(Related: First, Guitar)
"You see, party labels do not ensure unanimity any more than trying to cast the challenge we confront as a people through a partisan prism."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: People, Challenge, Party, Trying)
"The challenge is always before us. Whenever we lose sight of the principles that mattered to our founders we run into trouble."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Challenge, Principles, Sight, Trouble)
"It's a great challenge to come from little New Zealand and beat the odds in Hollywood."
- Martin Henderson
(Related: Challenge, Hollywood)
"Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Life, Control, Management, Being, Day, Expectations, Living, Stress)
"I guess Species was a movie made for me and hence I bagged the role. In fact even when acting, I never thought the outcome would be so good which I think it was! The entire role was a challenge. I was to be this strange yet sexy thing which was challenging!"
- Natasha Henstridge
(Related: Thought, Acting, Challenge, Fact)
"I believe that every role that I have done this far has had quality and content. My roles have been very demanding and every role has been a challenge and a learning experience that has helped me mature as an actress."
- Natasha Henstridge
(Related: Experience, Quality, Challenge, Content, Learning)
"I believe scientists have a duty to share the excitement and pleasure of their work with the general public, and I enjoy the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way."
- Antony Hewish
(Related: Work, Ideas, Challenge, Duty, Excitement, Pleasure, Public, Scientists)
"People are not perfect... very often the relationships that are strongest are those where people have worked through big crises, but they've had to work through them. So the challenge to us is to work through that."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Work, People, Challenge, Relationships)
"I have always liked a challenge."
- Damon Hill
"I always challenge myself. I get out in deep water and I always try to get back. But I get hung up. The audience never knows, but that's when I smile the most, when I show the most ivory."
- Earl Hines
(Related: Challenge, Deep, Smile, Water)
"Is advertising moral? It is part and parcel of the American free enterprise system... I challenge anybody to show any economic system that has done as much for so many in so short a time."
- Morris Hite
(Related: Time, Advertising, American, Challenge)
"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow."
- David Hobson
(Related: Soul, Challenge, Eye, Joy, Nostalgia, Novelty, Patience, Plants)
"Our single greatest challenge is the ability to move power to markets outside North Dakota."
- John Hoeven
(Related: Power, Ability, Challenge)
"I think the most insulting thing you can do to a director is to challenge when he or she is satisfied with your interpretation."
- Dustin Hoffman
"There are many challenges, there are many obstacles; let us try to change the obstacles to advantages."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Change, Obstacles)
"How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Challenge, Will)
"It was a challenge, to work with Oliver Stone."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Work, Challenge)
"Every artist has to grow, and has to challenge themselves with a new form of expression."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Artist, Challenge, Expression)
"Arizona faces many challenges ahead. None is more important or more pressing than passing a new state budget."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Faces, State)
"The real challenge was to model all the interest rates simultaneously, so you could value something that depended not only on the three-month interest rate, but on other interest rates as well."
- John Hull
(Related: Challenge, Interest, Value)
"There are challenges in terms of the measurement of VAR for what are known as nonlinear derivatives, where things like gamma and vega are important dimensions of the risk."
- John Hull
"Our nation must manage significant national security challenges over the next several years. We are already facing a potential conflict with Iraq, new challenges on the Korean peninsula, and key decisions in the president's plans to transform the military."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Conflict, Decisions, Iraq, Key, Military, Nation, National security, Potential, President, Years)
"Mexican immigration poses challenges to our policies and to our identity in a way nothing else has in the past."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Identity, Nothing, Past)
"But we can turn challenges into opportunities if we look outwards to the realities of the global economy and modernise our internal institutions in ways that will equip Europe to meet that challenge and create confidence amongst the public."
- John Hutton
(Related: Challenge, Confidence, Economy, Europe, Public, Will)
"But let no one be under any doubt that the scale of the challenge that Europe faces in this emerging global economy is immense and the practical pace of our collective action to meet these challenge to date has just been too slow."
- John Hutton
(Related: Action, Challenge, Doubt, Economy, Europe, Faces)
"At the heart of these challenges lies the question of how the institutions of the European Union make laws, the types of laws they pass and the effectiveness with which those laws are implemented on civil society and the economy."
- John Hutton
(Related: Society, Heart, Economy, Laws, Lies, Question)
"Our aim, during our Presidency in the next six months will be to lead this challenge, to show that Europe can function in a mature and responsible way, to start delivering tangible results that show we are taking people's concerns seriously."
- John Hutton
(Related: People, Challenge, Europe, Months, Presidency, Results, Will)
"Our objective must therefore be to ensure EU better regulation contributes towards delivering a modern European Union which relentlessly focuses on building a dynamic and innovative economy equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
- John Hutton
(Related: Building, Economy)
"The challenge to our national economies and the collective economy of Europe will become - with the growth of China and the continuing productivity growth of the US - even more intense in the decades to come."
- John Hutton
(Related: Growth, Challenge, Economy, Europe, Productivity, Will)
"As Tony Blair has made clear, our fundamental challenge is how to make Europe work better."
- John Hutton
(Related: Work, Challenge, Europe)
"Are there challenges? Absolutely. But in aggregate, this is a very strong and valuable company."
- Robert Iger
"Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God; if faith can overcome this, there is no mountain which it cannot remove."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Faith, Trust, God, Bereavement, Challenge)
"My family gave me values that have sustained me through situations that would challenge any person. My personal relationship with the Lord inspires me in all I do."
- Kathy Ireland
(Related: Family, Values, Challenge)
"The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Ability, Challenge, Perspective, Will)
"Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Leadership, Challenge, Day)
"Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them."
- William James
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Beliefs, Credit, Fact, Nothing)
"I only have three scenes and each is a turn and she gets progressively drunker. It's all terribly funny and its main challenge is that it's so far away from what I usually do."
- Louise Jameson
(Related: Funny, Challenge)
"If I stay alert, then I can challenge myself, and by challenging myself, that helps me to stay alive and to hopefully take something away from the experience."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Experience, Challenge)
"My goal in the new administration is to engage all of the stakeholders, everyone who can help us meet the challenges of the 21st century, and ensure that we work together."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Work, Goal, Help)
"Given the daunting challenges that we face, it's important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Power, Day, President)
"The challenge coaches face is replacing players they were counting on to be major pieces of a puzzle. In a lot of cases, there is just no way to make the necessary adjustments."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Challenge, Coaches)
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Hope, Strength, Aristocracy, Challenge, Corporations, Country, Defiance, Laws)
"I'd say that it's important for music to be there that gives you a challenge, that rearranges things in your head."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: Music, Challenge)
"I get bored very easily. I have a voracious appetite and I do not feel alive if I'm repeating something I'm good at. So I'm always looking for new challenges."
"I love tennis with a passion. I challenged Boris Becker to a match once and he said he was up for it but he never called back. I bet I could make him run around."
- Boris Johnson
(Related: Love, Passion, Tennis)
"I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength; our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Home, Purpose, Strength, Ability, America, Being, Country, Sense, Will)
"I'm about to challenge for the Maryland Cup in the next couple of years, as an owner, a trainer, and a rider."
- Davy Jones
(Related: Challenge, Years)
"I like to open for a band as it brings on sort of a challenge and it makes things more interesting. It reminds me of when we were just starting out because we would open for other bands in the beginning."
- Kelly Jones
(Related: Beginning, Challenge, Open)
"Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing."
- H. Stanley Judd
(Related: Failure, Challenge, Energy, Trying, Waste)
"I know there are going to be big challenges financially, but I'm excited artistically. I think that if the experience is better artistically, then we have more hope in the future."
- Karen Kain
(Related: Experience, Hope, Future)
"Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable."
- Donna Karan
(Related: Design, Balance, Challenge, Comfort)
"I think that shows a level of maturity and understanding that I think bodes well for getting to the bottom of this. But it is really up to you and your staff, on behalf of the American people, to take on that challenge."
- David Kay
(Related: People, American, Challenge, Maturity, Understanding)
"Each novel is harder than its predecessor because I must work harder at not repeating myself. However, I enjoy the challenge. This is the greatest job in the world."
- Jonathan Kellerman
(Related: Work, Challenge, Job, World)
"As a former small business owner, I recognize both the important role small businesses play in our economy and the broad universe of challenges that small business owners face in trying to make ends meet."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Business, Economy, Play, Trying, Universe)
"Unless we rise to the challenge, instead of American youth being able to live the American dream, the Chinese will fulfill their dream of overtaking America."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Dream, America, American, Being, Challenge, Will, Youth)
"Our communities face many challenges, from keeping our kids safe in public, to the war on terrorism. But few have such immediate consequences as we face from methamphetamine."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: War, Consequences, Kids, Public, Terrorism)
"I like to try all kinds of styles so it always challenges me and forces me to try to look different."
- Nancy Kerrigan
"My biggest challenge will be to play the totally submissive woman. It takes a toll on you when you play someone who's far removed from your personality."
- Regina King
(Related: Challenge, Personality, Play, Will, Woman)
"And the fact that you must make the movie for yourself because no one else will ever fully appreciate the endeavor, makes it a more rewarding challenge."
- Richard King
(Related: Challenge, Fact, Will)
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Challenge, Comfort, Controversy, Man, Measure, Moments)
"The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business."
- Thomas Kinkade
(Related: Business, Imagination, Opportunity, Challenge, Lies, Painting)
"You can go out feet first, and that's not my desire, or you can say, I think we've served with distinction, and this is the time to go home and seek a new challenge."
- Jerry Kleczka
(Related: Home, Time, Challenge, Desire, Feet, First)
"God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: God, Challenge, Existence, Proof)
"Roddick can challenge him as well if he serves big consistently for the entire match. If he does that, then he is tough to break even for a guy like Federer."
- Richard Krajicek
"So I picked a field where I had a little exposure. Where I thought I could have an enormous challenge, and have a chance to really do some good, to be a pioneer in an area, and not just be like everyone else."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Thought, Challenge, Chance)
"And I think it's a real challenge to be up there sometimes with only a keyboard if they don't have a grand piano... and to try to win people over that way. It's really hard."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: People, Challenge)
"To those of you who study history, economics, sociology, literature and language I present the challenge of the utilization of the enormous resources in our grasp to the problem of creating a genuinely good life for yourselves and your children."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Life, History, Challenge, Children, Economics, Language, Literature, Present, Study)
"I'm not looking to set a standard... but, I believe I have offered a challenge to others with my work."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Work, Challenge)
"It is definitely a challenge to play Nathan, but the more different he is from myself, the more interesting the character becomes for me."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Character, Challenge, Play)
"Sure I faced the troubles and challenges that most actors and actresses face until they get noticed, but I was always confident of myself and my capabilities."
- Christine Lahti
"I don't think art is a goal orientated business. I don't do things for the challenges, I only do them because I love them, I'm not really a goal orientated, achiever type of person."
- Greg Lake
(Related: Art, Love, Business, Goal)
"We're not afraid of risking what was our success yesterday in order to explore some new field. We're adventurous. We like the challenge of unknown territory, unknown artistic field, and that's what stimulates us."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Success, Challenge, Order, Yesterday)
"The sentimentalist ages far more quickly than the person who loves his work and enjoys new challenges."
- Lillie Langtry
"The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art."
- John Lasseter
(Related: Art, Technology)
"Animation is the one type of movie that really does play for the entire audience. Our challenge is to make stories that connect for kids and adults."
- John Lasseter
(Related: Animation, Challenge, Kids, Play)
"We live at the edge of the world, so we live on the edge. Kiwis will always sacrifice money and security for adventure and challenge."
- Lucy Lawless
(Related: Money, Sacrifice, Adventure, Challenge, Security, Will, World)
"We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Thought, Diversity, World)
"The challenge is to manage the Web in an open way-not too much bureaucracy, not subject to political or commercial pressures. The U.S. should demonstrate that it is prepared to share control with the world."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Control, Bureaucracy, Challenge, Open, World)
"Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There's nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Time, Boxing, Challenge, Nothing, Testing)
"In these times, the hardest task for social or political activists is to find a way to get people to wonder again about what we all believe is true. The challenge is to sow doubt."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: People, Challenge, Doubt, Wonder)
"I really enjoy comedy. It's a real challenge."
- Ted Levine
(Related: Challenge, Comedy)
"Promoting the interaction of orders remains one of the most difficult, but crucially important, challenges we face concerning our national market system."
- Arthur Levitt
"Our purpose, as we face these challenges, remains clear - fair and orderly markets that allow for efficient capital formation, while protecting the interests of investors."
- Arthur Levitt
"The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge."
- Carl Lewis
(Related: Courage, Challenge, Harmony, Road, Trials, World)
"Workers have kept faith in American institutions. Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: Faith, American, Labor, Right, Workers)
"Global warming is not a conqueror to kneel before - but a challenge to rise to. A challenge we must rise to."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Challenge, Global warming)
"And on top of that, when we work together we have a wonderful working relationship we push each other we challenge each other we laugh 80% of the time that we are together we're very fortunate."
- Alex Lifeson
(Related: Time, Work, Challenge)
"I challenge myself everywhere, onstage, on the golf course. Hey, isn't that the point of it all? To keep getting better? Otherwise why do it?"
- Hal Linden
(Related: Challenge, Golf)
"Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Politics, Limitations, Present, World)
"The Broadway audience is made up of a greater percentage of tourists now. There's not nearly as much variety and danger and challenge in what's being offered."
- John Lithgow
(Related: Being, Challenge, Danger, Now, Tourists, Variety)
"One of the things that's influenced me musically was my experience at Brown University. I was surrounded by musicians that I really admired, and felt challenged to come up with music, lyrics, and recordings that stood up to the expectations of those musicians and myself."
- Lisa Loeb
(Related: Experience, Music, Expectations, Musicians, University)
"I think everybody faces challenges in their lives. I've definitely been through it - not to the extreme that Astrid did. I try to keep some kind of identity and strength."
- Alison Lohman
(Related: Strength, Extreme, Faces, Identity)
"For Astrid, no matter what challenges they go through, they are going to face each other. It's hard for a daughter to accept that her mother is that selfish and that terrible."
- Alison Lohman
(Related: Mother, Daughter)
"Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Army, Challenge, Letters, Newspapers)
"If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity and my dual careers in music and film, it's me. I don't feel frightened; I feel challenged."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Music, Balance, Careers, Celebrity, Film)
"When you remove the risk, you remove the challenge. When you remove the challenge, you wither on the vine."
- Alex Lowe
(Related: Challenge, Risk)
"I think each role has had different challenges."
- Chad Lowe
"When I was on that boat, I realized the only way I would feel creatively challenged was if I totally changed everything about my environment and put myself in a storm, in a sense."
- Josh Lucas
(Related: Environment, Sense)
"I'm challenged by people like Russell Crowe and Sean Penn who come in with such incredible discipline and power."
- Josh Lucas
(Related: Power, People, Discipline)
"To portray a maniac offers a compelling challenge."
- Bela Lugosi
"Then I was working in a store in Newark, New Jersey, and I saw an actor in person, and I got so excited. My whole day changed. That's when I decided to challenge myself to make my dreams become a reality."
- Derek Luke
(Related: Dreams, Actor, Challenge, Day, Reality)
"The challenge in working in politics, particularly if you're working for a political party, is that everyone's a messenger."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Politics, Challenge, Party)
"The challenge, really, on any new film is to try to avoid that and achieve a few moments that aren't cliche."
- Adrian Lyne
(Related: Challenge, Film, Moments)
"For me, it's a bigger challenge, it's much harder to do and much more rewarding to do well, then just to think up stuff of your own, hit or miss, because you've got to see to it that you don't torpedo any of his punch lines."
- Humphrey Lyttelton
"So it's like starting over again, but I look forward to the challenge."
- Lee Majors
"The highest of the world's mountains, it seems, has to make but a single gesture of magnificence to be the lord of all, vast in unchallenged and isolated supremacy."
- George Leigh Mallory
(Related: Magnificence, Mountains, World)
"I think life is full of challenges and problems. I don't believe that anyone is perfect. We all make mistakes. It's not a bed of roses, and you have to work real hard at it."
- Nigel Mansell
(Related: Life, Work, Bed, Mistakes, Problems, Roses)
"The Masters is going to be an awesome challenge."
- Nigel Mansell
"Part of the challenge of Most Wanted is trying to become the most notorious street racer on the pavement."
- Josie Maran
(Related: Challenge, Trying)
"However, while we should certainly celebrate the demise of overt official racism, we must also critically examine where we are at this historical moment, recognize the many challenges ahead and reaffirm our commitment to making Brown v. Board a reality."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Commitment, Racism, Reality)
"Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely."
- Thurgood Marshall
(Related: Discrimination, Ending, Jury)
"A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for."
- Thurgood Marshall
(Related: Mother, Goal, Baby, Challenge, Rights, State, states, United, Worth)
"And, I'd never done Tennessee Williams, and I had done Broadway musicals, so it was a challenge."
- Andrea Martin
"When Niki and I moved to Paris, there was also the challenge of Paris, an extremely daunting city."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Challenge, Paris)
"You have to pack as much as you can in an hour or 70 minutes. This time around it was 15 songs, so it was a challenge to get them all the right length so you could get them all on."
- John Mayall
(Related: Time, Challenge, Right, Songs)
"My job is writing. I get paid to do it. When was the last time you heard someone challenge a doctor for making money off of cancer?"
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Money, Time, Cancer, Challenge, Job, Writing)
"The vehemence with which certain critics have chosen not simply to criticize what I've written, but to challenge my writing this story at all, speaks of what the book is about: fear of disapproval."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Fear, Challenge, Writing)
"The greatest challenge I think is adjusting to not playing baseball. The reason for that is I had to come out of baseball and come into the business world, not being a college graduate, not being educated to come into the business world the way I should have."
- Willie Mays
(Related: Business, Baseball, Being, Challenge, College, Reason, World)
"I'm as frustrated with the French, I think, as anyone, but look, there's going to be other challenges and there are going to be other issues. As long as there's a war on terrorism going on, we're all going to have to work together."
- John McCain
(Related: War, Work, Terrorism)
"First of all there is always that artistic challenge of creating something. Or the particular experience to take slum life in that period and make something out of it in the form of a book. And then I felt some kind of responsibility to my family."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Experience, Family, Life, Challenge, First, Responsibility)
"We have closely monitored the ups and downs of recruiting and retention trends for many years and have been quick to sound the alarm when challenges came into view."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Quick, Sound, Years)
"But the fact is, Mr. Chairman, for all the challenges the Postal Service of the 21st century faces, it still retains its traditional place as a key cog in how American businesses conduct their affairs and how Americans all across this land communicate."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: American, Americans, Faces, Fact, Key, Land, Service)
"It's a big challenge for me to keep my integrity and some of my privacy intact."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Challenge, Integrity, Privacy)
"This same habitual blindness to spiritual, substantive dimensions of every significant challenge continues to handicap Hollywood."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Blindness, Challenge, Hollywood, Spiritual)
"America may be slow to rise to a challenge. But our history has shown that once we make up our minds to really do something, nothing can stand in our way."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: History, America, Challenge, May, Nothing)
"I deliberately, in a way, went for something that was a huge challenge and was a big period film. I was excited about the canvas on which I could tell the story as much as the story itself."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Challenge, Film)
"Our challenge in this regard will be to broaden the scope of our federal funds in terms of international diplomacy, development aid, and international assistance. Many Latinos in the United States look at Latin America and see trouble brewing."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Development, America, Challenge, Diplomacy, states, Trouble, United, Will)
"Secondly, security. Both the challenges we face in the world and the responsibilities that our country has in protecting our people, are major issues. We need to do more in the context of domestic security."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: People, Country, Security, World)
"We need strong public health institutions to respond to any challenge. We need to deal with critical infrastructure. The reality is that very little money has flowed to communities to help our first responders; to help our hospitals; to help the public health infrastructure."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Health, Money, Challenge, First, Help, Hospitals, Public, Reality)
"Think of how we challenged the impression that we taxed for its own sake and that we were hostile to business. We were right to change."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Change, Business, Impression, Right)
"And think of how we challenged the idea of a male dominated Parliament with All-Women shortlists and made the cause of gender equality central to our government. We were right to do so."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Equality, Government, Idea, Cause, Gender, Gender equality, Parliament, Right)
"The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Knowledge, Strength)
"But despite the challenges, I love being your Mayor."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Love, Being)
"Everyone has their challenges."
- Wentworth Miller
"I think the challenge is going out in front of a paying audience with absolutely nothing and trying to entertain them for two hours. Thankfully, I only think about that right before we go on, and then once we're out there, everything's fine."
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Challenge, Nothing, Right, Trying)
"My biggest challenge is trust, and really believing that trust, in letting things just happen personally and professionally and trust with myself. But I'm getting better at it."
- Katherine Moennig
(Related: Trust, Challenge)
"To be challenged means to strive. I'm almost certain that's true."
- Alfred Molina
"I used to not back down from a challenge."
- Elizabeth Moon
"It's hard to make something collaboratively. That's the challenge. Sometimes you're successful."
- Marguerite Moreau
(Related: Successful, Challenge)
"We have to remember that Dr. King was not an idle dreamer. Dr. King was a man of action. If Dr. King were here, he would challenge us and exhort us."
- Marc Morial
(Related: Action, Challenge, Man)
"They're different kinds of challenges depending upon what phase of life I'm in."
- Alanis Morissette
"Now a great debate has been born. The thesis is Democratic Socialism. The antithesis is free-market capitalism. The Obama Democrats have posed the challenge. It is now up to the Republicans to pick it up and fight along these lines."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Capitalism, Challenge, Debate, Democrats, Fight, Now, Republicans, Socialism)
"I'm just looking as always for something that's stimulating and I hope to find a good story that's a challenge, whether it's big or small. Or that it finds me. I don't have like a career plan. Maybe I should, but I don't."
- Viggo Mortensen
(Related: Hope, Career, Challenge)
"Yes, I would love to play one of the leads in one these movies and have all those challenges and deal with all those complications, but the business being what it is, there is a slot for me in these kinds of films, so I enjoy them, and I enjoy the people that I work with."
- Joe Morton
(Related: Business, Love, Movies, Work, People, Being, Play)
"Once my doctor began treating my kidney disease, my greatest challenge was the constant exhaustion. Fortunately, my doctor explained that anemia was causing my exhaustion and that people with serious illnesses, like kidney disease, may be at increased risk for anemia."
- Alonzo Mourning
(Related: People, Challenge, Disease, Exhaustion, May, Risk)
"But we had - I think if you look at law enforcement 10 years ago, if you look at the challenges, the FBI was focused excessively on what was happening in the United States."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Law, states, United, Years)
"I try to not get to the point where one is making wallpaper, or simply painting money. I want to make sure that I am at least trying to weigh myself down, that there's a challenge each time."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Time, Money, Challenge, Painting, Trying, Want)
"Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges."
- Joyce A. Myers
(Related: Change, Right, Teachers)
"Anytime you play a finalist it's going to be a challenge."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Challenge, Play)
"I actually thrive on all the challenges, and I don't feel like ADD has impaired my ability."
- David Neeleman
"I certainly want campaign finance reform. I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand up to a constitutional challenge."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Finance, Challenge, Reform, Want)
"Contemplation of life after retirement and life after death can help you deal with contemporary challenges."
- Russell M. Nelson
(Related: Death, Life, Contemplation, Help, Retirement)
"I like good stories. Quality products and character are what's important. Even if the script isn't that strong, if I challenge myself with a great character, I'll go for it."
- Corin Nemec
(Related: Quality, Character, Challenge)
"San Francisco businesses face many challenges, including high rents, regulatory burdens, and the rising cost of workers compensation insurance and employee health plans."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Health, Workers)
"I used to like writing for comedians - I enjoyed the challenge of making other people funny."
- Denis Norden
(Related: Funny, People, Challenge, Comedians, Writing)
"I think the greatest challenge in environmentalism and the most rewarding challenge is trying to figure out how humans can meet their needs while protecting the environment."
- Gale Norton
(Related: Challenge, Environment, Needs, Trying)
"I tend to arrive in the rehearsal process with very strongly developed ideas about what I want to do. But I don't like those ideas to be things that are not subject to change, or subject to development, or subject to challenge."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Change, Development, Ideas, Challenge, Want)
"We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges."
- Barack Obama
"To date, nearly 100,000 Hispanics have died with AIDS. Since Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the United States, our challenge is even greater."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Challenge, Minority, states, United)
"When you coach as long as I did, you can't help but miss those Saturdays - dealing with the players, the game preparation, the challenges, the excitement."
- Tom Osborne
(Related: Coach, Excitement, Help, Preparation)
"My father instilled in me the attitude of prevailing. If there's a challenge, go for it. If there's a wall to break down, break it down."
- Donny Osmond
(Related: Father, Attitude, Challenge)
"I think the tougher the challenge the better."
- Jim Otto
"A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Change, Time, People, Opportunity, Commitment, Envy, Freedom, Nation, Principles, Tests, Wind, World)
"Education technology is very important because we have a massive challenge in public schools."
- Major Owens
(Related: Education, Technology, Challenge, Public, Schools)
"The problem was just a mean attitude that festers and has to be challenged."
- Major Owens
"Being able to pit your wits against literally hundreds of other people is really exciting and ultimately the biggest single challenge for a poker player."
- Tim Page
(Related: People, Being, Challenge, Poker)
"Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge, and children with special needs inspire a very, very special love."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Love, Challenge, Children, Needs)
"Politics isn't just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Politics, Challenge, Nation, Reason, Right)
"The challenge is to lend conviction even to the voices which advocate views I find personally abhorrent, whether they are political Islamists or officers justifying a coup."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Challenge, Conviction)
"Are we simply romantically challenged, or are we sluts?"
- Sarah Jessica Parker
"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory."
- George S. Patton
"Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Challenge, Freedom, Man, Nationalism, Reality, Slavery, Temptation, Today)
"I am ready to work, I am ready for this job and I am ready for this challenge."
- Stuart Pearce
(Related: Work, Challenge, Job)
"There has never been a time when a career in the Penney Company was not a challenge that brought out the best in a man."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Time, Career, Challenge, Company, Man)
"But Paulie gives all of herself away, and so to create a love like that and a person who would give themselves away was what I thought was going to be difficult. I was little scared of such a challenge."
- Piper Perabo
(Related: Love, Thought, Challenge)
"I look at raising funds for The Perlman Music Program as a challenge and as a way to provide opportunities for people who care about the future of classical music."
- Itzhak Perlman
(Related: Music, People, Care, Challenge, Future)
"I am now working on the second WWI story and find the challenge marvelous."
- Anne Perry
(Related: Challenge, Now)
"The challenge of film is making it right there at that moment, and then you get to move on."
- Bernadette Peters
(Related: Challenge, Film, Right)
"South Africa has all the tools to compete in the new global village - an eager workforce, ready to take on any challenge."
- Tom Peters
(Related: Challenge, Tools)
"I didn't want to play a lawyer. I didn't want to play a doctor. I didn't want to play a single dad. I wanted to do something I felt I could learn from, something that would be a challenge and something that would not dry up."
- William Petersen
(Related: Dad, Challenge, Play, Want)
"The progress in Iraq is still fragile. And it could still be reversed. Iraq still faces innumerable challenges, and they will be evident during what will likely be a difficult process as the newly elected Council of Representatives selects the next prime minister, president, and speaker of the council."
- David Petraeus
(Related: Progress, Faces, Iraq, President, Will)
"There's always difficulties and challenges in every life, I don't care how much money you make, where you live... and that's something this film speaks to."
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: Money, Life, Care, Difficulties, Film)
"People are needed to take up the challenge, strong people, who proclaim the truth, throw it in people's faces, and do what they can with their own two hands."
- Abbe Pierre
(Related: Truth, People, Challenge, Faces)
"I'm never sure what's coming next, but I'm an open minded person and I welcome any challenge."
- Sarah Polley
(Related: Challenge, Open)
"If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself."
- Ferdinand Porsche
"Don't be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard."
- Colin Powell
"I accept challenges, I have always done that in writing."
- Jack Prelutsky
"Congress needs strong parties, but it also needs the capacity to deal with budget and entitlement challenges that are likely beyond the reach of pure partisan exertion."
- David E. Price
(Related: Congress, Needs)
"If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not - and the odds are against it - go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper - write."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Genius, Challenge, Rules)
"A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Idea, Strength)
"Let me just tell you how thrilling it really is, and how, what a challenge it is, because in 1988 the question is whether we're going forward to tomorrow or whether we're going to go past to the - to the back!"
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Challenge, Past, Question, Tomorrow)
"The next challenge for Christianity is to remind Europeans that we are called to seek the truth."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Truth, Christianity, Challenge)
"Clearly a big challenge for Christianity is how to remain in contact with the millions of people who look for God but do not come to Church."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: God, People, Christianity, Church, Challenge)
"The challenges African-Americans are facing today are rooted in the system of slavery."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: African, Slavery, Today)
"In every aspect of life, including the economic dimension, we are always challenged to do the right thing. In many cases in the market system, which allows a great deal of latitude for human choice, people can get carried away to excess."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Life, People, Choice, Excess, Right)
"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: Life, Help)
"The President has no real plan to address the fiscal challenges arising from the retirement of the baby boom generation, let alone a plan to fix Social Security."
- Jack Reed
(Related: Baby, President, Retirement, Security)
"Going on with life, it only gets more and more intense as time goes by - and the challenges only multiply."
- Martha Reeves
(Related: Time, Life)
"I have faith the men and women of the Coast Guard will immediately rise to the challenge and see the people hit by Katrina through until the storm has truly calmed."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Faith, Men, Women, People, Challenge, Will)
"I try to take things that challenge me either physically or mentally, or I have to learn a new skill."
- John C. Reilly
(Related: Challenge, Skill)
"And secondly, I would impose a significant state landfill tipping fee and use that tipping fee to fund the billion dollar bond issue that I want to create to produce the funds for all of the environmental challenges that we just went over."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Environmental, State, Want)
"Arizona faces unique healthcare challenges including uncompensated care for illegal immigrants, and the large number of Native Americans who live in remote and isolated areas of the state."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Americans, Care, Faces, Healthcare, Native Americans, State)
"I hear good things about Xbox Live from some of my younger teammates. I think it would be fun to be able to challenge fans all over the world. It would be cool to be able to play some of my friends back home in the States. I'm looking forward to trying it."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Home, Challenge, Fans, Friends, Fun, Play, states, Trying, World)
"We might be too proud to admit it as guys, but we still need to learn how to manage responsibility, how to face our challenges."
- Ryan Reynolds
"Obsession led me to write. It's been that way with every book I've ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Challenge, Desire, Obsession)
"Maintaining our standard; that's our challenge day-in and day-out."
- Tim Rice
(Related: Challenge, Day)
"They're simply following what was laid down in front and they play the same thing. So, there's no great challenge In being a classical drummer."
- Buddy Rich
(Related: Being, Challenge, Play)
"For me life is a challenge. And it will be a challenge if I live to be 100 or if I get to be a trillionaire."
- Beah Richards
(Related: Life, Challenge, Will)
"The space shuttle is a better and safer rocket than it was before the Challenger accident."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Accident, Space)
"After the Challenger accident, NASA put in a lot of time to improve the safety of the space shuttle to fix the things that had gone wrong."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Time, Accident, Safety, Space, Wrong)
"If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Effort, Problems, Will)
"I've never presented. The logistics of that is a challenge."
- Michael Ritchie
"I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Life, People, Challenge, Talk)
"Every single book is a challenge."
- Nora Roberts
"In sum, as we enter the 21st century, the Euro-Atlantic community - North America and Europe together - has to face some tough challenges when it comes to improving our capability."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: America, Community, Europe)
"I believe that the organisers of this conference have chosen a very timely subject for our discussion - because the 21st century will confront us with an entirely new set of challenges."
- Lord Robertson
"Things got so bad that when I went shopping for a house, some people would refuse to open the door if they saw it was me standing there. And drunks would always want to challenge me."
- Edward G. Robinson
(Related: People, Challenge, Open, Want)
"I'm hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge."
- Dennis Rodman
"At the beginning of each year, we have conceptual meetings. How are we going to challenge ourselves this year? So we suggested a transsexual or transgender. And to be honest, I am shocked they let us do it."
- Jai Rodriguez
(Related: Beginning, Challenge, Meetings)
"The challenge is what was making it exciting. You don't want to do anything that's too easy or that you know that you can pull off, otherwise it's really not worth doing."
- Robert Rodriguez
(Related: Challenge, Want, Worth)
"There would not be enough talent that's educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we've put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Leadership, Talent, Growth, Challenge, Now, Weakness)
"The need for a college education is even more important now than it was before, but I think that the increased costs are a very severe obstacle to access. It is an American dream, and I think that one of our challenges is to find a way to make that available."
- Roy Romer
(Related: Education, Dream, American, College, Now)
"Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Determination, Concern, Deep, Feeling, Ideals, Principles)
"Doing comedy for film is always a challenge because you are in the hands of the editor after the fact. I am hoping I can do some more soon, I enjoy doing comedy."
- Tim Roth
(Related: Challenge, Comedy, Fact, Film)
"I find it some of the hardest photography and the most challenging photography I've ever done. It's a real challenge to work with the natural features and the natural light."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Work, Challenge, Light, Photography)
"I challenge record companies to show me evidence of a single penny they've lost due to Napster."
- Dave Rowntree
"I have to say. I kind of love all that stuff - those physical challenges. I guess there will come a time when I'll get sick of it but at this stage, I just like it all."
- Richard Roxburgh
(Related: Love, Time, Will)
"Like after a nice walk when you have seen many lovely sights you decide to go home, after a while I decided it was time to go home, let us put the cubes back in order. And it was at that moment that I came face to face with the Big Challenge: What is the way home?"
- Erno Rubik
(Related: Home, Time, Order)
"Our debt is out of control. What was a fiscal challenge is now a fiscal crisis. We cannot deny it; instead we must, as Americans, confront it responsibly. And that is exactly what Republicans pledge to do."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Control, Americans, Challenge, Crisis, Debt, Now, Republicans)
"Look, the president is elected to lead and to face the country's biggest challenges. The country's biggest challenge domestically speaking, no doubt about it, is a debt crisis, and I'm really hoping that he is going to give us a budget that tackles this debt crisis."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Challenge, Country, Crisis, Debt, Doubt, President)
"After the horrific attacks of September 11th, it was evident that our Government needed to be transformed to meet the new challenges of this dangerous world."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Government, World)
"The Russian drama began at the end of 1991, when the Soviet Union mercifully ended. Russia and 14 other new countries emerged from the ruins of the Soviet Union. Every one of those 15 new states faced a profound historical, economic, financial, social and political challenge."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Financial, Challenge, Countries, Drama, End, Russia, states)
"I've run a lot of miles over the years, some fast and some not so fast. I've won some big races and I've had some big disappointments, but I enjoy the freedom of running and the challenge of training and competition as much now as when I first started back in high school."
- Alberto Salazar
(Related: Challenge, Competition, Disappointments, First, Freedom, Now, Running, School, Training, Years)
"Art should offend people because art should challenge people."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: Art, People, Challenge)
"Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression."
- Margaret Sanger
(Related: Challenge, Expression, Woman)
"If our history can challenge the next wave of musicians to keep moving and changing, to keep spiritually hungry and horny, that's what it's all about."
- Carlos Santana
(Related: History, Challenge, Musicians)
"I look for things that are going to challenge me as an actor."
- Devon Sawa
(Related: Actor, Challenge)
"With a theatre audience there's always the additional sense of a sustained challenge of which I'm acutely aware and for which you need to have the tools ready - your voice, physicality, brain."
- Greta Scacchi
(Related: Challenge, Sense, Theatre, Tools, Voice)
"Differences challenge assumptions."
- Anne Wilson Schaef
"It's getting the right person that's the challenge."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Challenge, Right)
"Frankly, it is clear that we would be better off in the long run without federal funding, and the challenge right now is that if we lost it altogether, we would have a lot of stations go dark."
- Ron Schiller
(Related: Challenge, Now, Right)
"Congress should pass legislation to remove from the federal courts their jurisdiction to hear these outrageous challenges to the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Congress, Legislation)
"Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage."
- Laura Schlessinger
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Life, Ideas, Courage, Values, Dignity, Honor, Meaning, Pride, Principles, Temptations)
"With the recent news that the State of Florida has agreed to purchase 181,000 acres of U.S. Sugar land, we have an historic opportunity for our larger restoration efforts and for the people of Florida. This too will not come without difficult challenges, but it reminds us that anything is possible."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: People, Opportunity, Land, News, State, Will)
"When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Government, Society, People, Future)
"I challenge you to be dreamers; I challenge you to be doers and let us make the greatest place in the world even better."
- Brian Schweitzer
(Related: Challenge, World)
"Our covering ministry is Challenge for Christ ministries, and Travel the Road was solely our mission arm, designed to expose people to what missions are, then connect them with agencies that send people out."
- Michael Scott
(Related: Travel, People, Challenge, Christ, Mission, Road)
"I really love baseball. The guys and the game, and I love the challenge of describing things. The only thing I hate - and I know you have to be realistic and pay the bills in this life - is the loneliness on the road."
- Vin Scully
(Related: Life, Love, Baseball, Challenge, Hate, Loneliness, Road)
"So we need the same strategy, we need young, aggressive judges to be appointed, and that's what the President has done, but getting them through is the challenge."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Strategy, Challenge, Judges, President)
"I realized I really liked the screen. I knew it was a challenge, but I wasn't afraid of risk."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Challenge, Risk)
"The danger sensation is exciting. The challenge is to find new dangers."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Challenge, Danger)
"The biggest challenge for me was Get Rhythm. I don't know why."
- Brian Setzer
"We all start in this medium because of the magic and the challenge is to keep it going."
- John Sexton
(Related: Challenge, Magic)
"When I'm about ready to press the cable release on the View camera, I've tried to anticipate some of the challenges I'm going to encounter in the darkroom."
- John Sexton
"Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn't want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish."
(Related: Challenge, English, Songs, Spirit, Want, Writing)
"To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist."
- Gail Sheehy
(Related: Life, May)
"Then there was the challenge to keep doing better and better, to fly the best test flight that anybody had ever flown. That led to my being recognized as one of the more experienced test pilots, and that led to the astronaut business."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Business, Being, Challenge)
"Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator, by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on."
- Alan Shepard
"So I regard my part in Genevieve as a real challenge."
- Dinah Sheridan
"The most rewarding thing is being on Broadway. I went into Cabaret as a replacement and was really challenged beyond anything I could have imagined."
- Brooke Shields
"People might say I'm difficult, but did you ever hear anyone describe a label as 'difficult'? By nature, artists should challenge. When they call you difficult, it is a reflection of the imbalance of power."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Power, Nature, People, Artists, Challenge, Reflection)
"I've never done an improvised movie as a fictitious character. I think that's the challenge."
- Martin Short
(Related: Character, Challenge)
"The biggest challenge was trying to convey the story of the making of a film that isn't finished yet - and which won't be finished until the third film, The Return of the King, reaches our cinemas towards the end of 2003!"
- Brian Sibley
(Related: Challenge, End, Film, Trying)
"Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged."
- Russell Simmons
(Related: Knowledge, Poverty)
"A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience."
- Wallis Simpson
(Related: Experience, Life, Challenge, Woman)
"Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you."
- Marsha Sinetar
(Related: Change, Success, Beliefs, Challenge)
"Together with international unity and resolve we can meet the challenge of this global scourge and work to bring about an international law of zero tolerance for terrorism."
- Manmohan Singh
(Related: Work, Challenge, Law, Terrorism, Tolerance, Unity)
"My challenge as a satirical artist is how to present ideas to people to enable them to question and reexamine their beliefs. My hope is, that my work provokes people to look at things in a new way."
- Joey Skaggs
(Related: Work, People, Ideas, Hope, Artist, Beliefs, Challenge, Present, Question)
"Challenge America grants go to the towns and hamlets of this sprawling country, where big touring companies will rarely go, and major actors, actresses, writers and artists may never appear in person."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Actors, America, Artists, Challenge, Country, May, Will, Writers)
"I want to take roles that challenge me and I want to like the script and obviously feel connected with the director because the director to me is so important."
- Amy Smart
(Related: Challenge, Want)
"A major problem for Black women, and all people of color, when we are challenged to oppose anti-Semitism, is our profound scepticism that white people can actually be oppressed."
- Barbara Smith
(Related: Women, People)
"Three months. I was playing the organ for three months. It was a challenge for me in the beginning."
- Jimmy Smith
(Related: Beginning, Challenge, Months)
"I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000. I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed from inadequate voting systems in various places."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Attention, State, Voting)
"What is life, after all, but a challenge? And what better challenge can there be than the one between the pitcher and the hitter."
- Warren Spahn
(Related: Life, Challenge)
"What's the challenge in writing a novel that few people will read? I'm more than happy writing what I do and have no plans to change that."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Change, People, Challenge, Will, Writing)
"There's nothing worse - I don't like listening to actors talk about the process, especially when - I mean, for me I've played a lot of guys, dudes, boys in a sense and this was a challenge for me just to play that official character."
- Scott Speedman
(Related: Character, Actors, Boys, Challenge, Listening, Nothing, Play, Sense, Talk)
"Higher education is confronting challenges, like the economy is, about the need for a higher number of more adequately trained, more highly educated citizenry."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Education, Economy)
"I'm more focused and have a greater sense of challenge, because I constantly feel the weight of time."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Time, Challenge, Sense, Weight)
"We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience, and it must be done, because this man, Hitler, he is the ultimate evil."
- Claus von Stauffenberg
(Related: Challenge, Conscience, Evil, Man)
"Challenge yourself, its fine not to be a totally finished person."
- Leigh Steinberg
"There was a special challenge in describing the awful childhood of a person who happens to be my own husband. It was very painful at times, for both of us."
- Pamela Stephenson
(Related: HusbChallenge, Childhood)
"We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Life, Quality, Challenge)
"The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the challenges of the physicist and the chemist."
- George Stigler
(Related: Behavior, Challenge, Competition, Cooperation)
"Each new book is a tremendous challenge."
- Peter Straub
"I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business, education, church, morals or anything we hold dear."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Business, Education, Church, Challenge, Morals)
"The tenacious character I've possessed since I was a small child propelled me to successfully meet this challenge, and I was able to safely gain acceptance to the university of my choice."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Character, Acceptance, Challenge, Choice, Gain, University)
"Some of those songs, you really have to bite them. You challenge yourself, you challenge the audience, you do something different. People weren't expecting it."
- Andy Taylor
(Related: People, Challenge, Songs)
"I really do believe that if you don't challenge yourself and risk failing, that it's not interesting."
- Julie Taymor
(Related: Challenge, Risk)
"I have the wherewithal to challenge myself for my entire life. That's a great gift."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Life, Challenge)
"I would have to challenge the term, modern dance. I don't really use that term in relation to my work. I simply think of it as dancing. I think of it as moving."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Work, Dance, Challenge, Dancing)
"I think in life we want to challenge ourselves."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Life, Challenge, Want)
"I'm not able to go in with an act that I use month to month year to year all the time. It's constantly evolving and changing and that keeps me on my toes but certainly adds to the challenge."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Time, Act, Challenge)
"Right now we have a closure rate between discovery and exploitation of four to six months. We need to be more in the realm of seven to 10 days. That is an enormous challenge."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: Challenge, Discovery, Exploitation, Months, Now, Right)
"In response to the challenge of strangers, sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community's armed might as well as its pride of place and clan."
- John Thorn
(Related: Challenge, Community, Pride, Strangers)
"The challenge we have in the war on terrorism is looking around for those pieces that matter and trying to fit them together."
- Mac Thornberry
(Related: War, Challenge, Terrorism, Trying)
"My biggest challenge was to make sure that the songs I did were who I am."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Challenge, Songs)
"It was depressing, very depressing. I worried about how I would make a living. I didn't want to stay on the farm. It didn't offer the challenge I wanted and yet, without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Education, Challenge, College, Living, Luck, Want)
"All of us have read the stories about young people in Hollywood and all the challenges they have to confront there, and I think that artistically, I really didn't understand the commercial side of the film business, so I went back to a purely artistic setting."
- Marisa Tomei
(Related: Business, People, Film, Hollywood)
"We can today open wide the history of their administrations and point with pride to every act, and challenge the world to point out a single act stained with injustice to the North, or with partiality to their own section."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: History, Act, Challenge, Injustice, Open, Pride, Today, World)
"Is anyone serious about the politics of happiness? David Cameron dipped a toe in the water, using the word lightly, but denying the hard policies it implies. Labour shies away from it, but should take up the challenge."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Politics, Happiness, Challenge, Water, Word)
"Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Strength, Stars)
"I think it was a good challenge for me to get my reactions across without being able to speak."
- Verne Troyer
(Related: Being, Challenge)
"When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough."
- Donald Trump
"You are part of that horrid expression, the best and the brightest. It can be a terrible burden if you let it be, but it is the great challenge of your time. And being a warrior in that challenge should be wondrous."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Time, Being, Burden, Challenge, Expression)
"I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges that face us and to restore America's greatness."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Leadership, Greatness, America, Want)
"I've always loved a challenge."
- Lana Turner
"I love to act, and I try to be challenged by what I do."
- John Turturro
(Related: Love, Act)
"Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm."
- Cicely Tyson
"I think one of the most difficult challenges in show business is the challenge of longevity and to constantly realize and reveal what's already been there - like doing stage and singing and dancing in New York. I haven't been that far out of my comfort zone in a while."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Business, Challenge, Comfort, Dancing, Longevity, Singing, Zone)
"As an actor, you should be willing to take challenges."
- Wilmer Valderrama
"The challenge with Postfix, or with any piece of software, is to update software without introducing problems."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Challenge, Problems, Software)
"Writing software that's safe even in the presence of bugs makes the challenge even more interesting."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Bugs, Challenge, Software, Writing)
"Industrial hemp is a very useful plant. I challenged the attorney general to get rid of the criminal stigma associated with hemp so we can look at it in terms of how it might be useful."
- Jesse Ventura
"Crises are challenges, not calamities."
- Guy Verhofstadt
"In my rational mind, I know... that is a very simplistic way of looking at it, but when there is violence of that kind, it challenges my faith. I still can't say that I totally understand why - why that is allowed to happen."
- Linda Vester
(Related: Faith, Mind, Violence)
"My friends, history, history calls us to this time and to this place. A solemn choice rests with us - where do we go from here? Do we move slowly and incrementally? Or do we seize the challenge of our time and tackle the great issues of our day."
- Thomas Vilsack
(Related: History, Time, Challenge, Choice, Day, Friends)
"Catholic schools prepare every student to meet the challenges of their future by developing their mind, yes, but also their body and their soul and spirit."
- David Vitter
(Related: Soul, Body, Future, Mind, Schools, Spirit)
"On the other end of the spectrum, these women who do live long enough to collect Social Security face the challenge of being disproportionately dependent on the Social Security system for retirement income."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Women, Being, Challenge, End, Income, Retirement, Security)
"And we're seeing a higher level of consciousness and many more opportunities for people to challenge their present ways of thinking and move into a grander and larger experience of who they really are."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Experience, People, Challenge, Consciousness, Present, Thinking)
"I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: 'Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Religion, Leader, Challenge, Earth, Nation, Party, Spiritual, Will, World)
"I'm calling my book series the 'with God series.' And this next 'with God' book is Friendship with God, which comes out in November. This books challenges us to bring about the end of 'better' on this planet."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Friendship, God, Books)
"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
(Related: Peace, Goals, Challenge, Nothing, Pursuit, Struggle)
"I really believe deep in my soul that we're going to have to step up and face these challenges and be tough and pull together and unify and be creative and be willing to sacrifice."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Sacrifice, Soul, Deep)
"I work with structure, but I go outside the box and give it my own spin. I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes - where a woman's personality and sense of style are realized."
- Vera Wang
(Related: Work, Challenge, Clothes, Personality, Sense, Style, Woman)
"I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes, where a woman's personality and sense of self are revealed. I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman."
- Vera Wang
(Related: People, Challenge, Clothes, Dress, Focus, Personality, Self, Sense, Want, Woman)
"Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume."
- Vera Wang
(Related: Challenge, Fashion, Night)
"No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer's mind."
- Tom Watson
(Related: Nature, Discipline, Golf, Mind, Wonder)
"It's been years and years and years I've been playing the drums, and they're still a challenge. I still enjoy using drumsticks and a snare drum."
- Charlie Watts
(Related: Challenge, Years)
"There were challenges with production because of the special effects. There are just some things that, although written, special effects just isn't able to do."
- Shawn Wayans
"The challenge is high. The stakes are important. I think it's manageable."
- William Hedgcock Webster
"That first writing session, what Dan Hill calls a creative blind date, is always a real challenge, and you bring that back to your partner when you return to writing with them."
- Cynthia Weil
(Related: Blind, Challenge, First, Writing)
"I wonder how many people would have thought at the end of World War II that the capitalist system would be one that was meeting the challenges and making things better for people as we approach the 21st century."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: War, Thought, People, End, Meeting, Wonder, World, World war)
"We wanted to establish a new fan base over here. And second, we wanted to challenge ourselves. We wanted to bring what is ostensibly new music to fresh ears and see what lights them up."
- Bob Weir
(Related: Music, Challenge)
"The 1980s will seem like a walk in the park when compared to new global challenges, where annual productivity increases of 6% may not be enough. A combination of software, brains, and running harder will be needed to bring that percentage up to 8% or 9%."
- Jack Welch
(Related: May, Productivity, Running, Software, Will)
"I suggest to you that increasing the size of America's economic pie - which can be achieved only if everybody has a seat at the table - is the most important challenge facing our country today."
- William Weld
(Related: America, Challenge, Country, Today)
"During these continued tough economic times, writing a sensible, fair budget that provides real opportunities for Washington families, workers and businesses is always a challenge."
- Jeanne Kohl Welles
(Related: Challenge, Washington, Workers, Writing)
"That image of the countryside being a threatening place still exists. People continue to resist the challenge of learning about aspects of life they don't understand."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Life, People, Being, Challenge, Learning)
"As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out."
- Allen West
(Related: Army, Challenge, Freedom, Giving, Gravity, Order)
"Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Ability, Challenge, Space)
"In these troubled, uncertain times, we don't need more command and control; we need better means to engage everyone's intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Intelligence, Control)
"I didn't want to write a biographie romancee especially since I already write novels, nor did I want to challenge the rules of the biography game, arbitrary as those rules might be."
- Edmund White
(Related: Biography, Challenge, Rules, Want)
"That's really what was wonderful for me growing up, since I got to know so many of the songwriters who liked me and thought I had talent. They would then tell me how to read a lyric and sing a song, and challenge me to try and find a different end to a song."
- Margaret Whiting
(Related: Talent, Thought, Challenge, End, Growing up, Song)
"The private sector can go forward, if it must, with destruction of embryos for questionable and ethically challenged science. But spend the people's money on proven blood cord, bone marrow, germ cell, and adult cell research."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Money, Science, People, Blood, Destruction, Research)
"For me, being a starter doesn't matter. Of course, I'd like to be in at the end of the game, to be a big part of the team, and to play as many minutes as I can play. But starting and coming off the bench are two different challenges."
- Sue Wicks
(Related: Being, End, Play)
"Pure mathematicians just love to try unsolved problems - they love a challenge."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Love, Challenge, Mathematicians, Problems)
"I am not officially involved now in the direction of the Teen Challenge ministry, but I rejoice that God permits me to be the father of these ministries."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Teen, Father, God, Challenge, Direction, Now)
"The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry. It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Teen, Women, Muslim, Alcohol, Challenge, Countries, Girls, Now, World)
"Every Teen Challenge ministry is responsible for raising its own finances, but we assist these works with finances, prayer and counseling, especially overseas in areas such as Siberia, Africa, South America."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Teen, America, Challenge, Prayer)
"The Teen Challenge Training Center on Pennsylvania farmland houses over 200 men in rehab. Other farms and centers have been birthed out of this ministry all over the world."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Men, Teen, Challenge, Houses, Training, World)
"I have to go on being a priest and bishop, that is, to celebrate God and what God has done in Jesus, and to offer in God's name whatever I can discern of God's perspective on the world around - something which involves both challenge and comfort."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: God, Being, Challenge, Comfort, Name, Perspective, World)
"The great challenge working on this show for me is wearing polyester all day long and having the worst haircut known to man at the top of my head and sitting under fluorescent lights. That is America, people. Polyester, bad haircuts, under fluorescent lights."
- Rainn Wilson
(Related: People, America, Challenge, Day, Man)
"One of the biggest challenges to medicine is the incorporation of information technology in our practices."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Technology, Information, Medicine)
"The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Men, Challenge)
"People I look to: again, Hank Aaron, man you challenged the status quo and the records of the game. Monumental feats in an era where people didn't like that."
- Dave Winfield
(Related: People, Man)
"I regard the writing of humor as a supreme artistic challenge."
- Herman Wouk
(Related: Humor, Challenge, Writing)
"Europe has found itself confronted with fresh challenges - challenges of a global character, the nature of which is directly connected with changes in the international climate and the difficulties of seeking new models for co-operation."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Nature, Character, Climate, Difficulties, Europe)
"International terrorism is throwing down a challenge, and not just to Russia."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Challenge, Russia, Terrorism)
"My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people. Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see."
- Muhammad Yunus
(Related: Change, People, Challenge, Eyes, Play)
"My challenge was even greater as a journalist, because this was happening in my own backyard."
- Paula Zahn
"Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment, and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science fiction author who wants to create life there. However, as I began to research it more thoroughly, I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Life, Science, Environment, Fiction, Now, Possibilities, Research, World)
"I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game."
- Zinedine Zidane
(Related: Life, Challenge, Luck, May)
"If the challenge to fight was there, I always took it."
- Chuck Zito
(Related: Challenge, Fight)
"That was my challenge as a composer. Like with anything, to keep yourself interested in doing what you do, you set yourself challenges. So I said, Okay, I'll try to write a hundred tunes in a year."
- John Zorn