Quotes and Sayings about Trying



"Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Equality, Trying)

"You're just sort of searching for this "thing" and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. All music is imperfect, but in jazz since you're improvising, at least the way I play, I'm trying to follow my train of thought in a solo."
- John Abercrombie
(Related: Music, Thought, Jazz, Play, Trying)

"Suddenly I was the man who got the part that every actor in the English language was trying to get. I was really scared. I had talked the talk, and now I had to walk the walk. For three days, I couldn't answer the phone."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Actor, English, Language, Man, Now, Talk, Trying)

"And I'm working at trying to find a kind of language where I won't be so easily modulated by expectation."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Expectation, Language, Trying)

"Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don't, there are consequences you'll have to deal with later in life."
- Bryan Adams
(Related: Life, Consequences, Trying)

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Design, Mistake, People, Fools, Trying)

"Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God."
- Henry Adams
(Related: God, Man, Trying)

"We are all human and fall short of where we need to be. We must never stop trying to be the best we can be."
- Richard Adams
(Related: Trying)

"Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster."
- Joe Adcock
(Related: Past, Trying)

"I got about 6037 songs I wrote myself and I'm trying to get them on the market and I just wish people could hear them and stuff but they'll do pretty good."
- Hasil Adkins
(Related: People, Pretty, Songs, Trying)

"There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy. You're embarrassed by your parents, and you're trying to find your independance because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Mom, Deep, Nothing, Parents, Trying)

"When a performance isn't working, it's usually because the actor is trying to do something and they're not able to express their idea very well. It's a muddled expression."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Idea, Performance, Actor, Expression, Trying)

"I know that I've got big ears and a big forehead and that my hair sticks up. But I'm happy with myself. I'm not necessarily trying to win a beauty pageant here."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Beauty, Hair, Trying)

"I know this is going to sound cheesy and like I'm trying to be Miss America, but the most important responsibility a celebrity has is to set an example and be a role model."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: America, Celebrity, Example, Responsibility, Sound, Trying)

"I mean, that's kind of what this business is about in some ways. You're trying to make everybody like you. But you can't do that. You can't force everybody - anybody to like you if they're just not willing to do it."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Business, Force, Trying)

"I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Work, Quality, Trying, World)

"Know what you're trying to do before you do it. Turning knobs at random isn't enlightening any more than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let you paint a nice picture."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Trying, Will)

"We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Design, Music, Accident, Interest, Investigation, Trying)

"It's not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I'm not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn't interest me."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Life, Impression, Interest, Trying)

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

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

"All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Trying, Writers)

"Videos are more like photography. It's not as much about trying to tell a story as it is creating images."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: Photography, Trying)

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

"I've always done things the hard way. I was born like a piece of tangled yarn. The job is trying to untangle it, and I'll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life."
- Karen Allen
(Related: Life, Job, Rest, Trying)

"My whole problem is that all of my favorite things at Thanksgiving are the starches, and everyone is trying to go low-carb this year, even a green vegetable has carbs in it."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Favorite, Thanksgiving, Trying)

"Until I separated from Parker, I had never been without them-and it's the hardest thing to share them. But we're trying to give the children the semblance of having whole lives."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Children, Trying)

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

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

"They're not even within 100 miles of Baghdad. They are not in any place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion... they are trying to sell to the others an illusion."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Illusion, Iraq, Trying)

"Being an actress is similar to trying to fit in with the popular kids in high school. You're expected to drive the right car, wear the right clothes and say the right things."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Car, Being, Clothes, Kids, Popular, Right, School, Trying)

"Outside every fat man there was an even fatter man trying to close in."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Man, Trying)

"There's room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you're trying to be like somebody else, then there is isn't."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Trying)

"The idea of the peace movement and of people who spent their entire lives trying to have a more egalitarian, just society, suddenly became swamped by the record industry, by the new rock and roll culture, and by the idea of not trusting anyone over thirty."
- David Amram
(Related: Peace, Society, People, Idea, Culture, Trying)

"It's sort of an action flick. You can't be that funny trying to steal diamonds."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Funny, Action, Trying)

"Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it won't keep the wise from trying."
- Harry Anderson
(Related: Fool, Stars, Trying)

"My work is more about trying to ask good questions and not trying to come up with big shows. Every fashion company is doing that, every car company is doing that."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Car, Work, Company, Fashion, Questions, Trying)

"I've been trying to avoid goal-oriented behavior."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Goal, Behavior, Trying)

"What five books would I like to be remembered for? Well... Tau Zero, I like that one especially. It was somewhat of a tour de force, and I think it got across what I was trying for."
- Poul Anderson
(Related: Books, Force, Trying)

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

"Oh, who am I trying to kid? It's a madhouse. The minute those cameras go off, things just explode, everyone is just at each other in one way or another, in closets or cat fights here and there. It's nuts. You know, I can't be a part of it."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Trying)

"There's always more demands than there's time to meet them, so it's constantly a matter of trying to balance them."
- Marc Andreessen
(Related: Time, Balance, Trying)

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

"I am trying to think of the last time that I just said, 'What the hell!' and did something crazy."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Time, Trying)

"You're damned if you're too thin and you're damned if you're too heavy. According to the press I've been both. Its impossible to satisfy everyone and I suggest we stop trying."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Press, Trying)

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

"I'm trying to learn to smoke, which is rather weird when everyone is trying to stop. I'm not a smoker. But my character only smokes as an affectation."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Character, Affectation, Trying)

"I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding."
- David Antin
(Related: Giving, Trying, Understanding)

"I'm aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with them while I'm trying to go about my business of thinking. I believe they help me by providing a focus."
- David Antin
(Related: Business, Focus, Help, Thinking, Trying)

"All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Conscience, Fighting, Freedom, Problems, Sense, Sin, Trying)

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

"He wasn't, but producers are by definition annoying because they have a different agenda from you. They're trying to stop you spending money and you're trying to not spend money, but at the same time we're great artists."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Money, Time, Artists, Trying)

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

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

"The first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: War, Determination, American, First, Now, Trying)

"Most shows, you really have to force it. And everybody's nervous, and the network is nervous, and they've all got their notepads out, and they're all going to give notes on what they think is funny, and everybody's trying to spin their jokes, and this was so - the script was so good that we didn't have to really do anything, and it made it so easy for us to do well."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Funny, Force, Jokes, Network, Trying)

"I'm trying to sell every audience something; that something is me."
- Eddy Arnold
(Related: Trying)

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

"I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Art, Music, Dance, Film, Trying)

"After doing this, going away, trying other things and working on other shows, this character, and working within Days of Our Lives, has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Character, Career, Trying)

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

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

"Each simian had a much different body suit, so besides trying to define class across species, there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Body, Class, Dress, Trying)

"I have been trying to find out exactly when listeners and performers decided that applause between movements would not be allowed, but nobody seems to have been willing to admit that they were the culprit."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Applause, Trying)

"I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I'm from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character."
- Dan Aykroyd
(Related: Love, Character, Clothes, Play, School, Trying)

"There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Trying)

"'Thou shalt not get found out' is not one of God's commandments; and no man can be saved by trying to keep it."
- Leonard Bacon
(Related: God, Man, Trying)

"But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Chance, Needs, Now, Trying)

"I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes. That was how I came up with the first plastic. I called it Bakelite."
- Leo Baekeland
(Related: Thought, First, Trying)

"Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men - bring them softness, teach them how to cry."
- Joan Baez
(Related: Men, Women, Trying)

"The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Mistake, Trying)

"I'm obsessive about the kind of melodrama of getting through the days and trying to make them good and funny and a happy experience. But my feeling towards the fans is that they delivered me from darkness."
- Tom Baker
(Related: Funny, Experience, Darkness, Fans, Feeling, Trying)

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

"Too many of Disney animators, and a lot try to emulate Disney, are trying to hit what they call quality levels. They're boring mannerisms."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Quality, Disney, Trying)

"I've directed a fair amount of television series - so I'm always trying to learn new things. One episode was all hand-held and I'm trying to get better at when you should do things and when you should just shut up and watch what the people are saying."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: People, Saying, Television, Trying)

"But obviously as television began, it so undercut movies that he was trying to think of a way to combine seeing these special things, and the fact that people were just captivated by the magic box."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Movies, People, Fact, Magic, Television, Trying)

"I think trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing in the world a woman can do."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Trying, Woman, World)

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

"The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Husbands, Majority, Play, Trying)

"Coping with the demands of everyday life would be exceedingly trying if one could arrive at solutions to problems only by actually performing possible options and suffering the consequences."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Life, Consequences, Options, Problems, Suffering, Trying)

"In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author... I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Home, Mom, Money, Time, Honesty, Order, State, Trying)

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

"I think that is a universal adolescent feeling, trying to find your place. The adolescent who is perfectly adjusted to his environment, I've yet to meet."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Environment, Feeling, Trying)

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

"I look at myself, and I see a Spanish person who's trying to be understood by an English-speaking audience and is putting a lot of energy into that, instead of into expressing himself freely and feeling comfortable."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Energy, English, Feeling, Trying)

"I was told once if I kept breaking things on my legs, that I wasn't going to be able to walk soon, you know? I wanted to be a pro skateboarder, but it was too hard. I was trying, but it wasn't going to happen."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Trying)

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

"We're trying to publicize this one and make people realize that the gun industry can clean up its act and can operate in a way that can reduce the likelihood of guns killing police officers and other innocent people."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: People, Act, Killing, Police, Trying)

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

"A lot of these angles are really about trying to mimic broadcast sports angles in order to anchor the scene, to sort of normalize it before it becomes abstracted."
- Matthew Barney
(Related: Sports, Order, Trying)

"Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?"
- Dave Barry
(Related: Trying)

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

"In life it wasn't what you know, but who you know. I had people who were trying to buy teams and had they bought the teams, I would have gotten to coach because they wanted me to coach. But the people who have the teams hire their friends."
- Rick Barry
(Related: Life, People, Coach, Friends, Trying)

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

"I mean, I guess I realized subconsciously that this is what I should be doing before I realized it, consciously. Verbally, I don't think I had committed to it, even though I was driving everywhere, every night, just trying to get on stage."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Driving, Night, Trying)

"But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside. They attack our people and invade our countries from outside, and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism, liberalism and democracy. This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: People, Ideas, Islam, Countries, Democracy, Liberalism, Trying)

"I've never believed much in that holding hands kind of love. I've always thought that love is about two different personalities trying to confront life, trying to make sense of their responsibilities, to themselves, to each other, and to the wider society."
- Alan Bates
(Related: Love, Society, Life, Thought, Sense, Trying)

"I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Love, Music, Trying)

"I'd been trying for a while to get parts that weren't just the English bad guy, so it was quite refreshing to be playing someone who was a compassionate, decent guy."
- Sean Bean
(Related: English, Trying)

"When I lived in New York, not only did I have safety locks on the door but I had the music going, keeping the city at a distance, trying to find creative time and peace and so forth."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Music, Peace, Time, Safety, Trying)

"One of them is already having some menopausal symptoms. I'm working on that. I'm giving them all little lines under the eyes, trying to sort of make them age gracefully."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Age, Eyes, Giving, Trying)

"Well, I'm always working on my comic strip and trying to, you know, keep cranking that out."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Trying)

"James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Trying)

"The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: People, Advice, Giving, Right, Trying)

"My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Work, Effort, Favorite, Trying)

"Sometimes you can press a little bit and you're trying to do too much and you're trying too hard. You want to win so bad and you want to help the team so badly that you end up trying too much instead of letting the play come to you."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: End, Help, Play, Press, Trying, Want)

"I have no problem with battling for a position. I have no problem trying to beat somebody out. It's a sport, competition, so I'm used to it."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Competition, Trying)

"I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they've changed overnight."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, Courage, Fool, Thinking, Trying)

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

"You have to be the one setting your own goals, trying to achieve those goals."
- Johnny Bench
(Related: Goals, Trying)

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

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

"I don't see myself as competing with other actresses. I mean, I went through a time when I was in New York, and I was going to lots of auditions and trying to get parts, but even then, you're not really competing with the other actresses. There is a competition going on, but it's not like something you can win in that way."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Time, Competition, Trying)

"We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules."
- Alan Bennett
(Related: People, Community, Rules, Trying)

"But very often in politics we have the experience called up from my father when someone was trying to help him in the campaign: I can take care of my enemies, may the Good Lord save me from my friends."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Experience, Politics, Father, Care, Enemies, Friends, Help, May, Trying)

"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)

"When we were trying to get the money for Driving Miss Daisy, everyone kept saying no one could direct it well enough to entertain an audience for 100 minutes essentially watching three people chatting in the kitchen."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Money, People, Driving, Kitchen, Saying, Trying)

"There is such a desire to give everybody a piece, we're probably wasting a great deal of homeland security money trying to be politically correct, when we really need to make sure that our cities get the money they need."
- Shelley Berkley
(Related: Money, Cities, Desire, Security, Trying)

"I'm trying to appeal to the disenfranchised everybody, not just specifically gay."
- Sandra Bernhard
(Related: Gay, Trying)

"Well, I've been in several films including documentaries, but the big blockbuster, I was hired as advisor to the actors, I was trying to make Jesuits out of them."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Actors, Trying)

"A monoculture is not only Hollywood, but Americans trying to export democracy."
- Bernardo Bertolucci
(Related: Americans, Democracy, Hollywood, Trying)

"I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn't at the core of this two human beings who have agreed to be in a relationship where one is trying to help relieve the suffering of another, which is love, you can't get to the right answer here."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Health, Love, Care, Help, Right, Suffering, Trying)

"It's just a bunch of songs. I'm not trying to cure any major disease."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Cure, Disease, Songs, Trying)

"A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Company, Reputation, Trying)

"I've never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Attention, Bank account, Gold, Scandal, Trying)

"When there's people on the other side of the room trying to wipe out your life and things are stacked against you, you can get nervous."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Life, People, Trying)

"We're trying to set up a movie for me in the near future. It's going to be similar to the story of how I got discovered. Kinda like my own version of '8 Mile.'"
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Future, Trying)

"Do not wave stick when trying to catch dog."
- Earl Derr Biggers
(Related: Trying)

"But, you know, when I choose a film I need to believe in it and believe I can do something special with it, and after a while that means not trying to judge or analyze why I should do it. You have to follow this intuition thing, which is a mystery to me."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Film, Intuition, Mystery, Trying)

"What makes a person sexy is when he's not trying to be sexy."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Trying)

"Football is a fertility festival. Eleven sperm trying to get into the egg. I feel sorry for the goalkeeper."
- Bjork
(Related: Football, Trying)

"Al Qaeda is not the organization now that it was before. It is under stress organizationally. Its leadership spends more time trying to figure out how to keep from getting caught than they do trying to launch operations."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Leadership, Time, Now, Stress, Trying)

"I don't go around trying to stir up foreign wars."
- Conrad Black
(Related: Trying)

"I drive a lot. Just for pleasure. Sometimes I'll get in the Cadillac and drive around the city or the country, kind of trying to get lost basically. Y'know, just see where roads lead."
- Frank Black
(Related: Country, Pleasure, Trying)

"Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Control, Learning, Play, Trying)

"You know, Jesse Jackson is just trying to stir up a hornet's nest."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Trying)

"When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend."
- William Blake
(Related: Friend, Enemy, Trying)

"You can't be trying to make a film that pleases all people, you know, so it's not a concern of mine."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: People, Concern, Film, Trying)

"We will never be authentically angry or authentically fair while we are trying to be both at once."
- Ray Blanton
(Related: Trying, Will)

"I also hear your president say that war is the means of last resort and I think he means that. I met him last autumn and he assured me that they wanted to come through and disarm Iraq by peaceful means, and that's what we are trying to do as hard as we can."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Autumn, Iraq, President, Trying)

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

"In my book, I was trying to get into my own soul."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Soul, Trying)

"The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Cause, Trying)

"I'm trying to mix the cool, independent stuff with the big stuff, but it's been difficult finding the right roles. It's been an interesting ride as far as my career pendulum is concerned."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Career, Right, Trying)

"I know you can be up one minute and drop the next, so I'm trying to maintain a steady course so I can have some longevity."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Longevity, Trying)

"We started getting the script to different people and we were in the business of trying to fund it so we could get it off and running, and all the characters and sets designed and everything."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, People, Running, Trying)

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

"I prefer that animation reach into places where live action doesn't go, and it seems like all of animation nowadays is trying to go where live action is."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Action, Animation, Trying)

"I've written more songs for this record than I ever have in the past so I'm trying to give it a lot of special attention to be sure my ideas really get translated right."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Ideas, Attention, Past, Right, Songs, Trying)

"I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come... Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do."
- Andrew Bogut
(Related: Basketball, Play, Trying, Want)

"Thought is constantly creating problems that way and then trying to solve them. But as it tries to solve them it makes it worse because it doesn't notice that it's creating them, and the more it thinks, the more problems it creates."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Problems, Trying)

"And thought struggles against the results, trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping on with that way of thinking. That is what I call 'sustained incoherence."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Results, Thinking, Trying)

"Before you try to keep up with the Joneses, be sure they're not trying to keep up with you."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Trying)

"Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd. In the past, U2 was trying to duck that. Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss."
- Bono
(Related: Kiss, Giving, Now, Past, Trying)

"Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you."
- William Frederick Book
(Related: Trying)

"It's kind of like trying to make straight lines from curves, but involving shapes that sort of dictate what the curves are, if you like, and the difference between two separate pieces creates a third transitional piece if you like."
- Sean Booth
(Related: Difference, Trying)

"Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Famine, Future, Man, Past, Regret, Tragedy, Trying)

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

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

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

"With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral."
- James Bovard
(Related: Death, Government, People, Fear, Attention, Democracy, Ignorance, Lying, Politicians, Trying)

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

"And while I might not always agree with the viewpoint I have to portray, because I play a district attorney, as an actress I can always tell myself that my character is trying to take the moral high ground."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Character, Play, Trying)

"English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: History, Men, American, English, Fathers, Trying)

"Trying to take money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Money, Politics, Basketball, Trying)

"If you're a young couple when you start out and are both working, trying to raise children, that is tough."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Children, Trying)

"I grew up in a very open-minded family. My father died when I was very little, so my mother was really, really incredibly busy trying to provide for us."
- Sonia Braga
(Related: Family, Mother, Father, Open, Trying)

"I'm trying to make a case for those people who don't have a sense of belonging that they should have, that there is something really worthwhile in having a sense of belonging, and recasting and looking at our modern history."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: History, People, Sense, Trying)

"Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them."
- Johannes Brahms
(Related: Health, Hatred, Jealousy, Rank, Suspicion, Trying)

"I certainly have been guilty of trying to sweep things under the carpet."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Trying)

"My father, though, could run very much faster. It was impossible to compete with him on the grass. But it was astonishing how slow old people were. Some of them could not run up a hill and called it trying to climb stairs."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Father, People, Old, Stairs, Trying)

"You never know with these things when you're trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Trying)

"I'm not a diva. I'm a tadpole trying to be a frog."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: Trying)

"Yes, we have got to quit worrying about fighting each other and trying to figure out a way to work together."
- John Breaux
(Related: Work, Fighting, Trying)

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

"We try very quickly to show that we are not at war with the Iraqi people. We're trying to deal with the people who are indeed themselves at war with the Iraqi people."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: War, People, Trying)

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

"My brother and I are always trying to figure out a way to work again together."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Work, Brother, Trying)

"The highest grossing films have great, moral messages - not dirty, base themes, so we're trying to get producers to make more of the uplifting movies."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Movies, Trying)

"Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!"
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Being, Boys, Day, Giving, Job, Trying)

"These men both publicly and privately have done so much for me. Without Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick I would be living in a little motel just around the corner here, trying to make ends meet."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Men, Living, Trying)

"We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: People, Being, Circumstances, Problems, Trying)

"When people say, 'You're not being realistic,' they're just trying to tag some thoughts that they can't otherwise handle."
- David R. Brower
(Related: People, Thoughts, Being, Trying)

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

"I'm not interested in trying to work on people's perceptions. I am who I am, and if you don't take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem."
- Jim Brown
(Related: Time, Work, People, Perception, Perceptions, Trying)

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

"We are trying to prove that the blues lives on forever and anybody in this place can sing the blues."
- Ruth Brown
(Related: Trying)

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

"Republican leadership in Congress let the energy companies write the energy bill that sent prices soaring, and has turned a blind eye to the struggles of working families trying to make ends meet."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Leadership, Blind, Congress, Energy, Eye, Republican, Trying)

"It is not my wish to lounge about the college and fatten on a fellowship all my days. I am always trying to look upon a college life as a medium not an end."
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Related: Life, College, End, Trying)

"I'm trying to be entertaining without being mean."
- Tina Brown
(Related: Being, Trying)

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

"Expect people to be better than they are; it helps them to become better. But don't be disappointed when they are not; it helps them to keep trying."
- Merry Browne
(Related: People, Trying)

"When trying to locate something, search your mind first."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: First, Mind, Trying)

"The "what should be" never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no "what should be," there is only what is."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: People, Trying)

"While most students were trying to draw one beautiful finished piece, I would be in the background drawing dozens of studies at different angles to use later."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Students, Trying)

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

"I like that sense of we're all on the same page and trying to get the job done."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Job, Sense, Trying)

"I think back to some of the things Harry said and some of the things I said trying to be funny. If I said them now, it would be on the front page of every newspaper in the country."
- Jack Buck
(Related: Funny, Country, Now, Trying)

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

"The people I used to have around me from Nashville was showing love to the Cash Money clique on the strength of Buck trying to make it; making sure Buck gets to where he gots to go."
- Young Buck
(Related: Love, Money, People, Strength, Trying)

"Everybody was in struggle, in the grind trying to make it."
- Young Buck
(Related: Struggle, Trying)

"Video games are engineered now, but the step I am trying to take, no one can engineer."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Games, Now, Trying)

"There are 309 million people out there that are trying to improve their lot in life. And we've got a system that allows them to do it."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Life, People, Trying)

"I'm trying to finish my book on the Kennedy assassination."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Assassination, Trying)

"Young dancers are training at a very vulnerable time in their lives, through adolescence, and while they are trying to work out who they are as people, never mind as a dancer. So train the whole person, not just the dancer."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Time, Work, People, Adolescence, Mind, Training, Trying)

"If you have your wife, and you are proud of something she's done, wouldn't you go and support her in something? That is what I was trying to do."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Wife, Support, Trying)

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

"Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether."
- Luis Bunuel
(Related: Imagination, People, Chance, Fact, Freedom, Lies, Mystery, Trying)

"I have learned that trying to guess what the boss or the client wants is the most debilitating of all influences in the creation of good advertising."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Boss, Advertising, Creation, Trying)

"It's also ironic that in the old days of tape and tape hiss and vinyl records and surface noise, we were always trying to get records louder and louder to overcome that."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Old, Trying)

"I come from Montana, and in eastern Montana we have a lot of dirt between light bulbs. It is expensive trying to bring the new technologies to smaller schools to upgrade their technologies to take advantage of distance learning."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Learning, Light, Montana, Schools, Trying)

"Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope."
- George Burns
(Related: Age, Sex, Trying)

"A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Failure, Blame, Man, Trying)

"Why should we change onstage? We're not trying to be something big and fancy, it's just us, doing what we do, we'd like to keep it that way."
- Cliff Burton
(Related: Change, Fancy, Trying)

"The hardest situation to stay happy in, I think, is when you're trying to find love, and yourself at the same time. It just doesn't seem to fit well."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Love, Time, Trying)

"My thing is trying to convince them they can win."
- Dick Butkus
(Related: Trying)

"As long as you do the best work that you can and not make it bland... because you're going down a lane that is trying to make everybody happy. You have to take an angle on these things."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Work, Trying)

"I wasn't trying to work out my own ancestry. I was trying to get people to feel slavery. I was trying to get across the kind of emotional and psychological stones that slavery threw at people."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Work, People, Ancestry, Slavery, Trying)

"Our ideas are for the most part like bad sixpences, and we spend our lives trying to pass them on one another."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Ideas, Trying)

"I've spent a lot of time and money trying to keep my anger in control."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Anger, Money, Time, Control, Trying)

"I think I'm better than all the people who are trying to reform me."
- Paul Butterfield
(Related: People, Reform, Trying)

"While many people are trying to be in tune with infinite, what they really are is in tune with the indefinite."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: People, Infinite, Trying)

"No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one."
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Reading, Suicide, Trying)

"I loved performing; I was always trying to impress my siblings by being a clown. I think that came from being the runt of the litter."
- Rose Byrne
(Related: Being, Trying)

"I'm just trying to play my best and have fun."
- Miguel Cabrera
(Related: Fun, Play, Trying)

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

"We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance."
- John Cale
(Related: Idea, Performance, Trying)

"I think we need to just be very clear about what we're trying to do in Afghanistan. Frankly, we're not trying to create the perfect democracy. We're never going to create some ideal society. We are simply there for our own national security."
- David Cameron
(Related: Society, Afghanistan, Democracy, National security, Trying)

"I was always fascinated by engineering. Maybe it was an attempt maybe to get my father's respect or interest, or maybe it was just a genetic love of technology, but I was always trying to build things."
- James Cameron
(Related: Love, Technology, Father, Engineering, Interest, Respect, Trying)

"I guess by taking lessons early on, and really trying to play all the rudimentary stuff, and try to have it sound as good as my teacher. It took a lot of practice, which I enjoyed, and still do."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Play, Practice, Sound, Trying)

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

"For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Death, Crime, Law, Man, State, Trying)

"I was going to go make a film in Greece. if they caught you with this much marijuana, they threw you in jail, no questions asked, and I was trying to stuff it in my deodorant bottles. I thought, what I am doing?"
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Thought, Film, Greece, Questions, Trying)

"I'm just trying to portray what I find ironic or humorous."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Trying)

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

"This kind of music was just hitting England, so we were getting this following in clubs in Birmingham just cause we were trying to do something different."
- Jim Capaldi
(Related: Music, Cause, England, Trying)

"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something."
- Frank Capra
(Related: Creativity, Trying)

"Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established."
- George Carlin
(Related: Example, Fact, Right, Trying)

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

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

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: People, Friends, Months, Trying, Years)

"Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Time, People, Trying, Will)

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: People, Hope, Trying, World)

"I was trying to learn about Lyndon Johnson when he was young and creating his first political machine in the Texas hill country. I moved there for three years. You had to learn that world."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Country, First, Machine, Trying, World, Years)

"I was trying to be very at ease in this arrogant person, and very worldly, but something human came into the part. I hate to say that. I wanted to be totally worldly."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Hate, Trying)

"I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I'm just trying to understand where it came from."
- Caleb Carr
(Related: History, Anger, Focus, Military, Pretty, Trying, Violence)

"I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I'm just trying to create a good one for myself."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Philosophy, Trying, Universe)

"Some nights it was a melee, literally, where I'd be standing trying to defend myself for what I was doing. People would be screaming at me to do my old act, and getting actually violent and angry at me."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: People, Act, Old, Trying)

"I've spent about that amount of time trying to tell the public that there was purpose in... my business, my career and the roller coaster ride... how the people I associated with worked together."
- Diahann Carroll
(Related: Time, Business, People, Purpose, Career, Public, Trying)

"I find you write with one person in mind. Usually for me that one person is my wife, because she's my most severe critic and understands best what I'm trying to do."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Wife, Mind, Trying)

"I think the themes in my songs are very similar from the first album to the newest one. It's all about the human condition and how we are all trying to learn to live with each other and survive love and life."
- Deana Carter
(Related: Life, Love, First, Songs, Trying)

"A woman should say: "Have I made him happy? Is he satisfied? Does he love me more than he loved me before? Is he likely to go to bed with another woman?" If he does, then it's the wife's fault because she is not trying to make him happy."
- Barbara Cartland
(Related: Love, Wife, Bed, Fault, Trying, Woman)

"I enjoyed high school and college, and I think I learned a lot, but that was not really my focus. My focus was on trying to figure out what businesses to start."
- Steve Case
(Related: College, Focus, School, Trying)

"The truth is, no matter how trying they become, babies two and under don't have the ability to make moral choices, so they can't be bad. That category only exists in the adult mind."
- Anne Cassidy
(Related: Truth, Ability, Babies, Choices, Mind, Trying)

"As a privileged survivor of the First World War, I hope I may be allowed to interject here a deeply felt tribute to those who were not fortunate enough to succeed, but who shared the signal honor of trying to the last to salvage peace."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Peace, War, Hope, First, Honor, May, Succeed, Tribute, Trying, World, World war)

"It's a different way of getting across an emotion. You're trying to get it across to the animator because the animator is inspired by the voicetrack in terms of how to animate the character."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Character, Emotion, Trying)

"I need to decide whether to apply for college or delay it for a couple of years while I pursue some more acting projects. Right now I'm trying to sort things out, so I can make the right choices."
- Lacey Chabert
(Related: Acting, Choices, College, Delay, Now, Projects, Right, Trying, Years)

"He comes to this other world and he has to reinvent himself. Again, it felt natural, even though I'd been working really hard trying to come up with something."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Trying, World)

"Actually, I think my view is compatible with much of the work going on now in neuroscience and psychology, where people are studying the relationship of consciousness to neural and cognitive processes without really trying to reduce it to those processes."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Work, People, Consciousness, Now, Psychology, Trying)

"We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: Power, War, Causes, Collaboration, Spirit, Trying, Will)

"How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: People, Country, Nothing, Quarrel, Trying)

"At the end of the day, we're just trying to prevent each other from going mad."
- Will Champion
(Related: Day, End, Trying)

"Coldplay are just four friends trying to make great music."
- Will Champion
(Related: Music, Friends, Trying)

"I remember when my mother pointed to a stone, and she said this was the kind of stone people used to place on the feet of the baby girls to stop them trying to climb away and unbind their feet."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Mother, People, Baby, Feet, Girls, Trying)

"I've been here 21 years, and I literally did walk up and down Music Row trying to break into the business. I felt very free to go into any publishing company."
- Steven Curtis Chapman
(Related: Music, Business, Company, Publishing, Trying, Years)

"Everyone is looking for connections between the songs. I don't usually approach a record as a concept. There's no overriding theme I'm trying to represent. It's all about the individual songs."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Songs, Trying)

"You have to pay attention to the moment and make it the best it can be for you. I've been trying to do that. It's really made a major difference for me. I'm a happier person."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Attention, Difference, Trying)

"I have three daughters. I wanted them to be raised where there are real seasons and where everyone their age wasn't trying to get into movies."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Age, Movies, Daughters, Seasons, Trying)

"When he said we were trying to make a fool of him, I could only murmur that the Creator had beat us to it."
- Ilka Chase
(Related: Fool, Trying)

"I'm not trying to be something I ain't. That's right. I'm me."
- Boozoo Chavis
(Related: Right, Trying)

"The voices on the record, that was trying to treat my voice like guitar players treat guitar tones."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Guitar, Trying, Voice)

"Yes, we're trying some new stuff. Some of it might work. Some of it might not. This, of course, is the nature of episodic television. They can't all be gems."
- Marc Cherry
(Related: Nature, Work, Television, Trying)

"The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Health, Body, Mind, Trouble, Trying)

"You go from movies where you are wearing nice clothes and you're trying to smell good to a movie where you are in water and you are wet all day, and you are dealing with that elements, it gets rough, but it was definitely something I wanted to try."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Movies, Clothes, Day, Trying, Water)

"When I started really singing I was 17, 18 years old. I used to go around trying to be a singer in the Bronx. My knees would shake but I learned by doing."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Old, Singing, Trying, Years)

"I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that, at this moment of history, feminism is humanism."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, History, Feminism, Humanism, Trying)

"The more alone I am, the more focused I can get. I've written things with people, some of which I liked and others I think are total travesties. Collaborating is trying to make a piece of music and get someone else to come up with the ideas. What's the fun of that?"
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Music, People, Ideas, Fun, Trying)

"Right now I'm just thinking about school and trying to get those grades and keep them up! In case I become a Norma Desmond when I grow up, I can have something to fall back on!"
- Anna Chlumsky
(Related: Now, Right, School, Thinking, Trying)

"One night all the James Brown band was playing on stage and I look in the back and I could see Mick Jagger and Keith Richards trying to get in the club and they couldn't get in cause it was to crowded."
- Tommy Chong
(Related: Cause, Night, Trying)

"The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue. It has brought me deep happiness."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Happiness, Father, Son, God, Christ, Deep, Fact, Trying, Want)

"In modelling, there is no point in trying to prove you have a brain, so why even bother? I'd sooner save the energy for something more meaningful."
- Helena Christensen
(Related: Energy, Trying)

"The other work we started in 1992, it is called Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River in the state of Colorado, we haven't got the permit yet. And, we are working at both of those, trying to get the permit. Therefore, we do not know which one will be realized next."
- Christo
(Related: Work, Project, State, Trying, Will)

"The key is to keep improving. I'm not there yet. I know I have to keep trying to improve and keep trying to get faster."
- Tyler Christopher
(Related: Key, Trying)

"The Bolsheviks started not just on the killing of private property; they were trying to abolish money itself."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Money, Killing, Property, Trying)

"But I love the idea - whether it's in my work or where I live - exploring new frontier, and I like putting myself in strange places and trying to survive and figure things out and gather up an infrastructure. I like knowing that I could figure out a way to live anywhere."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Love, Work, Idea, Trying)

"The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Friendship, Sympathy, Trying, Words)

"Very quickly, without really looking back or trying, I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Trying)

"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)

"I'm afraid I'm still trying to find that balance. Especially now that everyone wants a piece of me. I find that I have to become more and more reclusive, and pick and choose when I am public and when I am private."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Balance, Now, Public, Trying)

"The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing."
- John Clare
(Related: Action, Difficulty, Nothing, Trying, World)

"There is nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitor."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Beliefs, Help, Nothing, Trying)

"Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he's too busy to enjoy."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Man, Trying)

"There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Beliefs, Help, Nothing, Trying)

"Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Life, Trying)

"If you're trying to get someone who's sick with a fever off of a submarine and it's cold and raining outside, the only way in and out of a submarine, generally, is through a fairly narrow hatch."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Trying)

"I think that sometimes you do something that makes a small group of people laugh, which is all we were trying to do; we were just trying to make each other laugh."
- John Cleese
(Related: People, Trying)

"I love to work with the younger kids who are trying to live out their dreams, if in fact that's what they plan on doing after college to take the next step. A very select few have that opportunity so when you do have the opportunity you know, those guys take advantage of it."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Love, Work, Dreams, Opportunity, College, Fact, Kids, Trying)

"But I'm not looking forward to trying to strike out a lot of guys."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Trying)

"Look, I'm not odd. I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor."
- Montgomery Clift
(Related: Actor, Trying)

"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)

"Lesbian humor isn't trying to sell anything, it doesn't have to sell out. Coming out as a lesbian onstage is still a very political act; if it weren't, more women would do it."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: Humor, Women, Act, Lesbian, Trying)

"The hardest thing is trying not to correct everything on the Internet. It'd be night and day - wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. So you just have to say, 'All right, I'll take it, bring it on.'"
- George Clooney
(Related: Day, Internet, Night, Right, Trying, Wrong)

"I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they're trying to play, so all this temperament comes out."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Talent, Play, Temperament, Trying)

"I must have been 3 years old or less, and I remember paging through these comics, trying to figure out the stories. I couldn't read the words, so I made up my own stories."
- Daniel Clowes
(Related: Old, Trying, Words, Years)

"I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other."
- Daniel Clowes
(Related: People, Kissing, Trying)

"Studios have been trying to get rid of the actor for a long time and now they can do it. They got animation. NO more actor, although for now they still have to borrow a voice or two. Anyway, I find it abhorrent."
- James Coburn
(Related: Time, Actor, Animation, Now, Trying, Voice)

"The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Society, First, Instinct, Poison, Trying)

"Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Life, Children, Trying)

"Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Death, Trying)

"Some people come out going, I don't get it. And I don't quite know what they're trying to get, what they're struggling for. We have had the reaction where people leave the movie sort of uncomfortable and befuddled. Although that wasn't our intention."
- Joel Coen
(Related: People, Intention, Trying)

"Our relationship to reality and to our experience is all based upon the ideas in our mind that we're always trying to live up to."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Experience, Ideas, Mind, Reality, Trying)

"I'm not playing for other musicians. We're trying to reach the guy who works all day and wants to spend a buck at night. We'll keep him happy."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Day, Musicians, Night, Trying)

"I'm trying to get hold of them... the trouble is a lot of the companies that recorded and produced the albums went bust, so I don't know where to get the masters."
- Cy Coleman
(Related: Trouble, Trying)

"First, I'm trying to edit down about 7 hours of material which I made prior to the Cop days and find some way to get it out. This stuff is pretty out there, mostly sonic collages and tape manipulations."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: First, Pretty, Trying)

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

"That's what I was trying to say when we were talking about sound. I think that every person, whether they play music or don't play music, has a sound - their own sound, that thing that you're talking about."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Music, Play, Sound, Talking, Trying)

"Even when you write it, someone's got to play it. So if you can play it and bypass all the rest of the things, you're still doing as great as someone that has spent forty years trying to find out how to do that. I'm really pro-human beings, pro-expression of everything."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Play, Rest, Trying, Years)

"But I'm always trying to plan ahead too and in doing so, and in working on this album, I've met a lot people that I hope to be involved with, on their records and in their situations."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: People, Hope, Trying)

"But by us doing a lot on the road, we were able to afford things like videos on the tours, cartoons that we'd open up the shows with. We were doing that way back when and now it's the hippest thing to do. We're just coming back around, I guess trying to play catch-up."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Cartoons, Now, Open, Play, Road, Trying)

"Well actually, we are working on the live album from the shows in Japan. I'm trying to get that finished."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Trying)

"When I was coming up, we weren't trying to get a hit or get paid, we were just trying to do our thing. The only thing we were really trying to do was to be recognized for our originality."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Originality, Trying)

"I'm just trying to do things that are interesting for me."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Trying)

"I'm not trying necessarily to become a movie star; that wouldn't be bad but that's not the aim. I'm just trying to do interesting things and go into areas where I've not been before."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Trying)

"I have yet to have a successful outcome of sitting in a room with someone and trying to write a song. The way that I generally co-write is that someone else writes the music or part of the music."
- Shawn Colvin
(Related: Music, Successful, Song, Trying)

"Kinsey was trying to study sex scientifically, get rid of the overlay of culture and religion."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Religion, Sex, Culture, Study, Trying)

"Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: History, Nature, Effort, Human nature, Psychology, Trying)

"Don't stare into a mirror when you are trying to solve a problem."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Trying)

"I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Time, People, Effort, Trying)

"I am involved in minor league baseball. I go around the country speaking to troubled youths, trying to help them understand that whatever path they choose, they'll need to really pay attention to it."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Attention, Baseball, Country, Help, Trying)

"I think he was trying to produce more of a... sort of a cheaper image."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Trying)

"This whole thing's about development. Not only are we trying to develop players, we're trying to develop ourselves."
- Michael Cooper
(Related: Development, Trying)

"No self-respecting gay guy would have ever made some of the hair and clothing choices I am still trying to live down."
- David Copperfield
(Related: Choices, Gay, Hair, Self, Trying)

"I can't remember a time when I wasn't trying to get something down on paper."
- Robert Cormier
(Related: Time, Trying)

"It's been crazy trying to tour with a baby. But it's actually working out okay."
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Baby, Trying)

"Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with."
- Rachel Corrie
(Related: People, Machine, Military, Trying)

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Success, Failure, Key, Trying)

"There are a lot of things that come to bear on movies now that I don't think are good for movies. They're trying to appeal to the biggest demographic and, when they do that, you sometimes flatten out."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Movies, Now, Trying)

"I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren't born. For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Movies, Time, People, Act, Crisis, Leaders, Trying)

"Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: America, Arguments, Debate, Liberals, Names, Today, Trying)

"I know there's a great deal of speculation, and while I appreciate the interest, kind of, my contract ends in May and I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do. I'm fortunate to have a couple of opportunities to think long and hard about."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Interest, May, Trying)

"I think sometimes people project things on you, but I'm trying to handle everything that's happened to me with a certain amount of grace, dignity and good manners. You just can't necessarily win all the time."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Time, People, Dignity, Grace, Manners, Project, Trying)

"What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Nature, Man, Trying)

"In the last couple of years I've been facing down a lot of the demons of the past and trying to find out, who I am, It's something I think I'll be doing for the rest of my life."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Life, Past, Rest, Trying, Years)

"I'm still trying to discover my position on my own artwork and hopefully at this exhibition someone will come and tell me. I'm open to listening to criticism."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Criticism, Listening, Open, Trying, Will)

"It's not like I was trying to be sexy but I had to get fit because I had to be able to do stunts. Also I wanted that, if Bond took his clothes off, he looked like a man who did what he did, which was kill people for a living. I thought the only way to do that was to work out and get fit and buff and get physically into shape."
- Daniel Craig
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Clothes, Living, Man, Trying)

"I didn't want to do a zoo show. I didn't want to do a study of someone with mental illness. I just wanted to show someone who was trying to live their life."
- Daniel Craig
(Related: Life, Illness, Study, Trying, Want)

"Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Life, Chaos, Madness, Problems, Trying)

"There were so many stories about Bing's daughter living in sin. We weren't hurting anyone. We were living in love. I couldn't understand why people were trying to hurt us and hurt our families."
- Mary Crosby
(Related: Love, Daughter, People, Hurt, Living, Sin, Trying)

"It's not about trying to be funny all the time. It's more of a document that hopefully is funny."
- David Cross
(Related: Funny, Time, Trying)

"In New York there isn't that weird palpable competitive thing where it's friendly but everyone isn't trying to top one another with jokes when you're just hanging around."
- David Cross
(Related: Jokes, Trying)

"I don't set goals for myself too much, but I'm always trying to write that one great song."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Goals, Song, Trying)

"The important thing to me is that I'm not driven by people's praise and I'm not slowed down by people's criticism. I'm just trying to work at the highest level I can."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Work, People, Criticism, Praise, Trying)

"As a young actor, people were trying to define who I was before I really knew that for myself. But I still remember thinking, "This is what I love doing, and I hope I'm going to be able to do it forever.""
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Love, People, Hope, Actor, Thinking, Trying)

"A week before shooting, they told me, You don't have the part, yet. We're still trying to find a handicapped kid who can act. Either that or we break your legs."
- Kieran Culkin
(Related: Act, Trying)

"I've had it happen to me before where it turns out that they never had the money and couldn't have made the movie in the first place. And these are the things you have to look for when trying to read the behavior of the people you sit down with."
- Robert Culp
(Related: Money, People, Behavior, First, Trying)

"The only difference was one of them was trying to make a perfect cake and one of them was trying to write a great book. But if we remove that from the equation, it's the same impulse and they are equally entitled to their ecstasies and their despair."
- Michael Cunningham
(Related: Despair, Difference, Trying)

"I've been going through photos of my mother, looking back on her life and trying to put it into context. Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Age, Life, Mother, People, Trying)

"Can they do both? That's a huge balance, I think, with kids- trying to find the right- it's everything, you know, it's social life, it's academics, it's sports."
- Joan Cusack
(Related: Sports, Life, Balance, Kids, Right, Trying)

"A lot of times black folks look for love in all the wrong places. You're always looking for somebody to love you, be accepted, and there's the insecurities that are even transmitted through rap. Everyone is trying to aim to please too much."
- Chuck D.
(Related: Love, Rap, Trying, Wrong)

"I would never withhold information about the murder of my man Biggie, or anybody else. It's just silly and ridiculous. The accusations are just flying out. All I've been trying to do all my life is to make great music."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Life, Music, Accusations, Flying, Information, Man, Murder, Silly, Trying)

"I do have a blurred memory of sitting on the stairs and trying over and over again to tie one of my shoelaces, but that is all that comes back to me of school itself."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Memory, School, Stairs, Trying)

"What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people?"
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Life, People, Office, Public, Trying, Word, Wrong)

"I was trying to spend it as quickly as possible. Because I'm so lazy, all that money created a block. I was flying around the world, staying at fancy hotels, having fun and trying to get rid of it as quickly as possible, so I could get on with some more work."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Money, Work, Fancy, Flying, Fun, Trying, World)

"I'm not going to get into the writer's skills or what he was trying to portray because that's not fair. I can only say what I felt was trying to be portrayed there."
- Taylor Dane
(Related: Trying, Writer)

"My wife is always trying to get rid of me. The other day she told me to put the garbage out. I said to her I already did. She told me to go and keep an eye on it."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Wife, Day, Eye, Trying)

"By doing something positive in this world, you're helping people and the future. We're all trying to help the world... make it a better place to live. We're actually still changing the world, aren't we?"
- Rick Danko
(Related: People, Positive, Future, Help, Trying, World)

"I've kept my sanity in this business by trying out for a role and then going home and trying to forget about it."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Business, Home, Forget, Sanity, Trying)

"We're not trying to reinvent the wheel; for any environmental organization to claim sole responsibility for any kind of victory is insane, because everybody attacks these problems as a group."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Environmental, Victory, Problems, Responsibility, Trying)

"Especially moments when things are very difficult and complicated for me and I am still trying to grasp what is happening and I am still trying to understand and to reach family back home."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Family, Home, Moments, Trying)

"It's okay for Christians throughout centuries to exterminate races and for their priests to rape little kids throughout decades, but trying to give the people the power to think and be individual, that's evil?"
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: Power, People, Evil, Kids, Trying)

"The Democratic party has gone so far to the left that people just can't relate to it anymore and the Republican party is trying to go totally to the right."
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: People, Party, Republican, Right, Trying)

"It's too late for that - trying to second guess it. It's over. I'm worried about how to get the kids through school and still write and practice law and take power of attorney."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Power, Kids, Law, Practice, School, Trying)

"I am a struggling writer. A middle-aged man with two little kids and I'm just trying to earn a living. So buy this book - or my kids will have to go to foster care."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Care, Kids, Living, Man, Trying, Will, Writer)

"When I tried to play something and screwed up, I'd hear some other note that would come into play. Then I started trying different things to find the beauty in it."
- Dimebag Darrell
(Related: Beauty, Play, Trying)

"I came across awful characters when I got some kind of status and came to Hollywood. Then you have directors trying to sleep with you, assuming that you will do things because of the way you dress."
- Stacey Dash
(Related: Dress, Hollywood, Sleep, Trying, Will)

"I don't copy recipes without trying them out. I don't reprint without trying them again."
- Elizabeth David
(Related: Trying)

"Trying on pants is one of the most humiliating things a man can suffer that doesn't involve a woman."
- Larry David
(Related: Man, Trying, Woman)

"I don't like people telling me what to do, or trying to MAKE me write songs."
- Dave Davies
(Related: People, Songs, Trying)

"Pornography is rather like trying to find out about a Beethoven symphony by having somebody tell you about it and perhaps hum a few bars."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Pornography, Trying)

"We're talking about people who've already got 3-4, if not 5-6 years' experience or more, and it's about trying to help professionals develop, using us as a resource for that development."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Experience, People, Development, Help, professionals, Talking, Trying, Years)

"Well, we're trying to patch and fix and put a cast on a broken system here. You can call it what you want, but we'll continue to purchase power in a private market."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, Trying, Want)

"Sometimes I go out disguised, but people still recognize me, so I find there is no point in even trying. It would be nice to get away from it, from time to time, but the fact is, there is no place on earth where I can go unrecognized."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Time, People, Earth, Fact, Trying)

"We're not trying to change the world; just music."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Change, Music, Trying, World)

"At first I was queasy; I'll never forget the sound of the scalpel cutting a body open. But it was so cool trying to work out how these people died."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Work, People, Body, First, Forget, Open, Sound, Trying)

"I think male roles are generally much better written. So for actresses, we're always dealing with trying to inject a role with more truth than the writer possibly had in mind."
- Judy Davis
(Related: Truth, Mind, Trying, Writer)

"I may not be perfect, but I'm trying."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: May, Trying)

"In the Ghetto, I'd been trying to write for years."
- Mac Davis
(Related: Trying, Years)

"Some of these sketches were done at the very beginning of the Pirates project, when I was trying to find a direction for myself. That was the early sixties... maybe 61 or 62."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Beginning, Direction, Project, Trying)

"We had all this kind of freedom and 'get out of your head' kind of stuff and at the same time, we were trying to establish ourselves in the business. These two things are really difficult to bring together."
- Michael Davis
(Related: Business, Time, Freedom, Trying)

"The one thing that scares me the most is failing. It scares me that one day I won't be at this level. But while I'm here and while I'm having success early, I'm trying to do everything to stay on this level."
- Terrell Davis
(Related: Success, Day, Trying)

"Certainly we disagree with the Communist Party, as we disagree with other political parties who are trying to maintain the American way of life."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Life, American, Party, Trying)

"The typical journalist's typical lead for the typical Canadian story nowadays is along this line: that Canadians are hard at work trying to gain a reputation as a nation of rapid social change."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Change, Work, Gain, Nation, Reputation, Trying)

"That's really my goal now. I'm trying to be a positive role model to my kids and to just enjoy this ride, because it's hard. It's hard to enjoy it when you're in it."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Goal, Positive, Kids, Now, Trying)

"While advances in scientific research have led to some new and exciting treatments that have enlarged and enhanced the quality and length of human life, we must not lose sight as to what we are trying to accomplish."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Life, Quality, Research, Sight, Trying)

"Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a genre or style you're not familiar with is the best way to find the Big Block looming."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Books, Style, Trying)

"Focused. I'm a hustler. And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways to do what I like without having to do much else."
- Mos Def
(Related: Trying)

"I don't want to be anything other than what I've been trying to be lately."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Trying, Want)

"I'm the worst rider. I'm a terrible rider. Me and horses are not a good mix. For some reason, people are always trying to get me on a horse in a movie."
- Dana Delany
(Related: People, Horses, Reason, Trying)

"I feel like my music is just an extension of my acting. I treat the songs like scenes that tell a story... it's very similar. My favorite thing is when cartoon fans show up to my live gigs! They are always the most kick-butt audience members 'cause they're not trying to act all cool like a lot of the music fans do! It's refreshing!!"
- Grey DeLisle
(Related: Music, Act, Acting, Fans, Favorite, Songs, Trying)

"Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying."
- Ron Dellums
(Related: Failure, Crime, Trying)

"Turn off the TV and start digging around for information that's not from a corporation trying to make money."
- Iris DeMent
(Related: Money, Information, Trying)

"For a long time I was interested in being a social worker. In a lot of ways I feel that that's all my music is, trying to help people."
- Iris DeMent
(Related: Music, Time, People, Being, Help, Trying)

"The free man must be born before freedom can be won, and the brotherly man must be born before full brotherhood can be won. It will come into being only if we build it out of our very muscle and bone - by trying to act it out."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Act, Being, Brotherhood, Freedom, Man, Trying, Will)

"That's why I'm really trying to produce my own stuff. This film was so good, because I produced it myself, and developed it, and made it with New Line, which is a smaller studio, so I was in control of a lot of stuff that I wasn't in control of for my other films."
- Ted Demme
(Related: Control, Film, Trying)

"People think that because I write about India I must be trying to portray India in a way."
- Anita Desai
(Related: People, Trying)

"When I used to go to Elvis's house was always a nightmare trying to get into the house because of so many fans outside the gate and he really couldn't go anywhere without sneaking in or doing something because people just wanted to be around him and to be with him."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: People, Fans, Trying)

"I'm trying to find a character that's my age and I can sustain week after week. I'd like to do a series."
- William Devane
(Related: Age, Character, Trying)

"I'm in the process of trying to find something that I could do on my own."
- Loretta Devine
(Related: Trying)

"I write every day when I'm at home - trying to catch up with correspondence."
- Colin Dexter
(Related: Home, Day, Trying)

"It's heartbreaking but we're trying to get over it. As disappointed as we were, I think that somehow you have to find a way to think that it happened for a reason."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Reason, Trying)

"I remember the guest stars who came, they were always trying to find a new plot for their characters because they wanted to stay. It was really a great working environment."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Environment, Guest, Stars, Trying)

"You hear stories like that of Canadians trying to get in, but when you go back home, you don't expect that."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Home, Trying)

"I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying."
- Anita Diament
(Related: Fiction, Trying)

"You've got Corey Feldman doing his thing, and the problem is, they're trying to be pop stars. You can't compare Salty to any of the other actors out there playing music."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: Music, Actors, Stars, Trying)

"Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Happiness, Life, Society, People, Goal, Destiny, Help, Nothing, Running, Trying, Will)

"People think I'm trying to make a fashion statement because I never wear a bra. It's really that I'm a tomboy at heart."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: People, Heart, Fashion, Trying)

"I love the feeling that you get when you can really laugh with a man and be natural and not always think that there's a sexual element going on. For me, flirting with a man means making fun of myself and trying to open myself and be very unpretentious."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Love, Feeling, Flirting, Fun, Man, Open, Trying)

"I'm someone who loves to enjoy life and tries to focus on real things and real friendships. That's why I live very simply. I'm a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl. I don't spend much time fixing myself up or trying to look cool. I live like a normal person and even though I'm in a very high-profile business, I really don't let it affect the way I live."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Life, Time, Business, Focus, Trying)

"I haven't been worried about my image so much as I have been trying to find projects to push myself further than before."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Projects, Trying)

"A transvestite spends her entire life trying to look as feminine as possible and I have clearly spent mine celebrating my masculinity."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Life, Masculinity, Trying)

"Lots of people working in cryptography have no deep concern with real application issues. They are trying to discover things clever enough to write papers about."
- Whitfield Diffie
(Related: People, Concern, Deep, Trying)

"We have to be able to criticise what we love, to say what we have to say 'cause if your not trying to make something better, than as far as I can tell, you are just in the way."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: Love, Trying)

"Just let me go, we have to be able to criticize what we love, to say what we have to say 'cause if you're not trying to make something better, then as far as I can tell, you are just in the way."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: Love, Trying)

"We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Public, Trying)

"You're never a loser until you quit trying."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Trying)

"I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I've been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me - you're doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Experience, Friends, Fun, Man, Maturity, May, School, Trying, Words)

"I began acting at age eight, but if you don't stay on your game then people pass on you. Being on a show, it's a little easy to get comfortable, so I'm trying to get back on it. I'm taking some acting classes and watching movies, and I'm just trying to stay up with other actors."
- Jason Dohring
(Related: Age, Movies, People, Acting, Actors, Being, Trying)

"The idea of taking off my shoes and trying on all these clothes is so exhausting, I just leave."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Idea, Clothes, Trying)

"The idea of running around and screaming about Jason Voorhees trying to kill you was fun."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Idea, Fun, Running, Trying)

"We're trying to get good pictures. Don't worry very much about what I say."
- Bob Dole
(Related: Trying, Worry)

"I was an actor... or, at least, I was trying to be an actor."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Actor, Trying)

"All of us are trying to achieve 100 percent in our work. That's all we struggle to do. We never do, but we never stop trying until the day we die. It's that struggle to achieve 100 percent, that's where our performance lies, that's what the audience gets. They get the struggle."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Work, Performance, Day, Lies, Struggle, Trying)

"They're trying to beat out this movie, the Ring, which is a similar idea. Our movie is about a website you visit and die in three days. Their movie is about a videotape you watch - and die in three days."
- Stephen Dorff
(Related: Idea, Trying, Visit)

"It seemed to me that I had barely reached the Court when people were trying to get me off."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: People, Court, Trying)

"Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Poetry, Children, Curriculum, Literature, Talk, Teachers, Trying)

"I loved it, it's such fun. I like that people are seeing it and then talking about it. Like when I took my son and his friends to see Napoleon Dynamite last year, we spent the next six weeks trying to explain it."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Son, People, Friends, Fun, Talking, Trying)

"I was kind of like chasing my tail and trying to do the right thing, and was a little bit stupid. Or irresponsible, which is the same thing I guess. It's just been really busy and I had a lot of great opportunities."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Right, Trying)

"The Yale group was doing the Harold. So by our senior year we were trying to do the Harold. Again, we had no idea what we were doing. We had one guy in the group who was pretty experimental; he would kind of push us to do weird things. It was really fun, a great experience."
- Rachel Dratch
(Related: Experience, Idea, Fun, Pretty, Trying)

"I'd rather deal with Tipper than Bush. He's trying to kill everybody in jail."
- Dr. Dre
(Related: Trying)

"Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Country, Future, Night, Road, Trying)

"I ate a bug once. It was flying around me. I was trying to get it away. It went right in my mouth. It was so gross!"
- Hilary Duff
(Related: Flying, Right, Trying)

"Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant. In each poem, I'm trying to reveal a truth, so it can't have a fictional beginning."
- Carol Ann Duffy
(Related: Truth, Beginning, Trying)

"Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to find the language and images for intense feelings."
- Carol Ann Duffy
(Related: Feelings, Language, Poets, Trying, Writing)

"The rest of us are still trying to find ways to live in the world with spirit-ual values. Myself included. We've learned certain skills, we've learned to prevail somewhat, but we've not made it over the mountain."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Values, Rest, Spirit, Trying, World)

"The Jews are trying to destroy all other cultures - as a survival mechanism - the only Nazi country in the world is Israel."
- David Duke
(Related: Survival, Country, Israel, Trying, World)

"A novel, in the end, is a container, a shape which you are trying to pour your story into."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: End, Trying)

"The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it - can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Happiness, Help, Interest, Trying, Utopia, Woman)

"I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Trying)

"I'm trying my hand at writing. I'm writing a couple of projects for HBO, a half hour comedy and a miniseries."
- Charles S. Dutton
(Related: Comedy, Projects, Trying, Writing)

"I've been trying to pick up painting but it's hard."
- George Eads
(Related: Painting, Trying)

"The show has boundaries right now we're trying to widen them not break them."
- George Eads
(Related: Now, Right, Trying)

"That said, there is a tendency to help the large industrial conglomerate more quickly than the small company you have never heard of. That is something in the culture we are trying to change."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Change, Company, Culture, Help, Trying)

"There's Hezbollah, there's Hamas, there is a whole range of terrorist targets out there related to Palestine and to Israel that we ought to be trying to deal with. And there's a great deal of targets in the Philippines, Indonesia. You name it, there are a number of places where there are targets that we ought to be trying to deal with."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Israel, Name, Palestine, Trying)

"It's a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself."
- Dale Earnhardt
(Related: Battle, Ending, Trying)

"I wouldn't consciously pursue trying to make something for the charts. It's just not in my scope now. I'd rather stick needles in my eyes."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Eyes, Now, Trying)

"On The Others, very atmospheric and probably mysterious is how I would say it felt to be on the set. It felt just a little uneasy, the atmosphere that we were trying to capture."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Trying)

"We have been helping, trying to help Afghanistan in many ways, even from the beginning of... the beginnings of the '20s, 1920s, when he we were fighting our own national struggle."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Afghanistan, Beginning, Beginnings, Fighting, Help, Struggle, Trying)

"I'm really trying to focus myself on playing tennis, and I think that's really important."
- Stefan Edberg
(Related: Focus, Tennis, Trying)

"Faith is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence. Faith is daring to do something regardless of the consequences."
- Sherwood Eddy
(Related: Faith, Consequences, Trying)

"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Time, Difference, Trying)

"You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Day, Trying)

"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Hell, Rules, Trying)

"And I have been campaigning for the past three months trying to get the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the oversight authority and responsibility to start its own public hearings."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Authority, Committee, Months, Past, Public, Responsibility, Senate, Trying)

"And what we were trying to offer every day was one-on-one attention. The goal was to have a one-to-one ratio with every one of these students."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Goal, Attention, Day, Students, Trying)

"I think ultimately if you have a very high expectation of your audience and you know exactly what it is you're trying to express through the medium of film, there will always be an audience for you."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Expectation, Film, Trying, Will)

"It was very important that it be done in such a way that it be executed with complete conviction. If I had done it both ways, if I was trying to cover myself in case it didn't work, then it would have been to no purpose."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Work, Purpose, Conviction, Trying)

"Leadership is about doing what you know is right - even when a growing din of voices around you is trying to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Leadership, Right, Trying, Wrong)

"The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Defense, Trying)

"How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?"
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Trying)

"Well, when you're trying to create things that are new, you have to be prepared to be on the edge of risk."
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Risk, Trying)

"Everybody has to chip in, I think, and see how we can have a functioning system of collective security where we do not continue to face the threat of countries trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction or particularly nuclear weapons."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Countries, Destruction, Security, Trying, Weapons)

"So, we need to delegitimize the nuclear weapon, and by de-legitimizing... meaning trying to develop a different system of security that does not depend on nuclear deterrence."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Meaning, Security, Trying)

"You have to nail the right tone because sometimes when you just see his films cold, you're not quite sure. It's the same in - I'm trying to think of other directors with a similar sense - David Lynch's films, Tim's films, some of Cronenberg's stuff."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Right, Sense, Trying)

"I'm trying to interpret the film through the director's head, but it all comes out through me. So, a composer is kind of like a psychic medium."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Film, Trying)

"You know, she was a girl. She was a female. And she wasn't like, trying to compete in a man's world and she wasn't trying to be in a man's position, she was just who she was. And I think that was like, a good thing."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Man, Trying, World)

"I just think that it's such a good show and timeless and still very funny, and that just makes me happy to have that whole first season in one concentrated space for people to enjoy so that it's not hit and miss trying to find it in syndication always."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Funny, People, First, Space, Trying)

"I like trying to get pregnant. I'm not so sure about childbirth."
- George Eliot
(Related: Trying)

"I was always playing the Hammond Organ back to front even during the days of the Nice, going back to 1968. Really what I was doing there, was choosing notes at random and trying to make some sense of them, improvising back to front."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: Sense, Trying)

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Accomplishment, Trying, World)

"I'm not trying to find another thing that's wrong with me, but I'm such a nice person, and I have a couple of drinks and I'm really good fun and then I'm really not fun."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: Drinks, Fun, Trying, Wrong)

"When you're a little kid, you don't see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap."
- Eminem
(Related: Fact, Friends, Mind, Rap, Trying)

"I do not think we should be trying to save our freedom by killing the safeguards that keep our liberties."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Freedom, Killing, Trying)

"I call it an old-fashioned seafood house for the new millennium. We are trying to update what we know as old fish houses and places like that, which are great, but I want to give it a new, fresh look with updated versions of the classics we all love."
- Todd English
(Related: Love, Fish, Houses, Old, Trying, Want)

"Most regular superhero books are designed to go on forever; of course, very few of them do, but the point is they are trying to throw mud against the wall and hope it will stick, and most of it slides off."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Hope, Books, Trying, Will)

"Most of those melodies are me trying to find out what notes fit, and then hitting ones that don't fit in a very interesting way."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Trying)

"In the 1960s, people were trying to get away from the pop song format. Tracks were getting longer, or much, much shorter."
- Brian Eno
(Related: People, Song, Trying)

"I don't live in the past at all; I'm always wanting to do something new. I make a point of constantly trying to forget and get things out of my mind."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Forget, Mind, Past, Trying)

"America's trying to do the best for its veterans."
- R. Lee Ermey
(Related: America, Trying, Veterans)

"I became almost immediately fascinated by the possibilities of trying out all conceivable reactions with them, some leading to explosions, others to unbearable poisoning of the air in our house, frightening my parents."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Leading, Parents, Possibilities, Trying)

"As a Latino growing up in Spanish harlem, it's not easy trying not to be hot-headed."
- Erik Estrada
(Related: Growing up, Trying)

"I was using them as teachers for technique but I was never trying to be a folk."
- John Fahey
(Related: Folk, Teachers, Trying)

"I had a big background in listening to classical music and I started trying to compose, like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head."
- John Fahey
(Related: Music, Guitar, Listening, Trying)

"Life is a process of working out what's not working for you and disentangling yourself from it and trying then not walk into the same thing again. Watching your patterns and correcting them if you can."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Life, Trying)

"This idea of trying to repeat a success doesn't interest me. It's only really done to make money."
- Agnetha Faltskog
(Related: Money, Success, Idea, Interest, Trying)

"I had to actually purchase a book to learn the API and write the client. It was pretty frustrating trying to learn the API and develop a product quickly."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Pretty, Trying)

"I think the most difficult thing had been scaling the infrastructure. Trying to support the response we had received from our users and the number of people that were interested in using the software."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: People, Software, Support, Trying)

"I don't know if I have a technique. I'm just trying to remember the words."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Trying, Words)

"But I don't really care for directors flaring up and trying to humble some actor, which they would do to try and make an example out of them so everybody else would stay on the ball - and David wasn't anything like that."
- Richard Farnsworth
(Related: Actor, Care, Example, Trying)

"I don't think anybody is wanting to put me back on the air. But I'm certainly out there trying."
- Jamie Farr
(Related: Trying)

"I think I'm still trying to find my feet as an actor. And I know it ain't brain surgery, but it confuses me and it comes between me and my sleep a lot."
- Colin Farrell
(Related: Actor, Feet, Sleep, Trying)

"The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Earth, Sound, Trying, Will)

"Just, you never know what the next day is going to bring. That goes for football, goes for off the field, and I gave up a long time ago trying to predict the future and trying to deal with things I couldn't deal with."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Time, Day, Football, Future, Trying)

"I was the worst extra, I was 'that' guy. I was the guy on the phone trying to get the Oscar for best extra - for best background performance."
- Jon Favreau
(Related: Performance, Trying)

"I know right a way there's a person that's very insecure; that he's trying to out do me. And, ah, like I was saying before, if you give one-hundred percent of your best, and you may have fault, but there is nothing you can do, because you gave one-hundred percent."
- Lou Ferrigno
(Related: Fault, May, Nothing, Right, Saying, Trying)

"Somewhere around the fifth or seventh grade I figured out that I could ingratiate myself to people by making them laugh. Essentially, I was just trying to make them like me. But after a while it became part of my identity."
- Tina Fey
(Related: People, Identity, Trying)

"The Nixon years were trying. They honed my judgment for everything I did later on. The experience also illustrated for me the importance of training young lawyers properly."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: Experience, Importance, Judgment, Lawyers, Nixon, Training, Trying, Years)

"This drama between Dean and Ehrlichman took place while I was trying to give the contents to the FBI."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: Drama, Trying)

"Keep it in tune with the times, but don't write with the specific purpose of trying to create a hit. If you're doing it strictly to make money, you're crazy. There are easier ways to make money."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Money, Purpose, Trying)

"I veer away from trying to understand why I act. I just know I need to do it."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Act, Trying)

"I've spent my life hearing people trying to apologize for music."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Life, Music, People, Hearing, Trying)

"However, I don't feel the world is looking over my shoulder when I am working - I never think about this at all. What I think about is trying to make my work pure, and if it is pure then it can be accessible. It is quite straight forward really."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Work, Trying, World)

"That is one of the reasons one enjoys acting. Now and again, you get scenes where you work with somebody really good and you have a good time trying to make it really work and really work well."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Time, Work, Acting, Now, Trying)

"Forget trying to be sexy. That's just gruesome."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Forget, Trying)

"I was like a race horse, just trying to get into the world."
- Joely Fisher
(Related: Race, Trying, World)

"People are trying to live freely outside of, or within a system that maybe for them on a day-to-day level isn't as free... I definitely think we're positively orientated."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: People, Day, Trying)

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
- Ella Fitzgerald
(Related: Love, Inspiration, Trying, Want, Wrong)

"So what I'm trying to say is from a musical aspect for anybody to say that whatever they're doing in Florida is not Hip Hop or whatever they're doing in LA is not Hip Hop, who are these people to say that?"
- Grandmaster Flash
(Related: People, Trying)

"I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this - never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening."
- Alexander Fleming
(Related: Advice, Appearance, Chance, Influence, May, Neglect, Trying)

"I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them."
- Ian Fleming
(Related: Trying, Waste)

"I'm trying to assemble materials for a different mode of life."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Life, Trying)

"The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers."
- Larry Flynt
(Related: Love, Friendship, English, Trying, Vocabulary, Words)

"When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error; I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style, and with what I had in mind for the album."
- John Fogerty
(Related: People, Error, Mind, Moon, Style, Trying)

"There's just not a lot of guys around playing like that these days; a lot of steel players are plugging into stomp boxes, trying to sound like Jeff Beck on a steel guitar."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Guitar, Sound, Trying)

"I'm like a twenty-two-year-old kid in a new band trying to get noticed and break through, because the vast majority of people have never seen me play live."
- John Fogerty
(Related: People, Majority, Play, Trying)

"We start out talking about the story, trying to figure out who is who and what should happen, taking notes the whole time. Then I do a rough layout of the issue, showing what happens on each page. Then we discuss that some more."
- Phil Foglio
(Related: Time, Talking, Trying)

"One of the characteristics I cherish in my friends is their childlike gullibility, and several excited minutes were spent trying to actually find this book."
- Phil Foglio
(Related: Friends, Trying)

"Pointing fingers, trying to catch each other in scandal does not bring honor to this House."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Honor, Scandal, Trying)

"Ford didn't know what to do with Mister Roberts that wasn't repeating what was successful in New York. He was trying to do things to the play that would be his in the film."
- Henry Fonda
(Related: Successful, Film, Play, Trying)

"I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of - I began writing poetry. And I find that to be quite usual with writers, their trying their hand at poetry."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Poetry, Trying, Writers, Writing)

"I'm not trying to be the new anybody."
- Steve Forbert
(Related: Trying)

"I've had an advantage; I've had a sort of open public acceptance in New York that doesn't happen to just anyone trying to make the transition you were talking about."
- Steve Forbert
(Related: Acceptance, Open, Public, Talking, Trying)

"I just play, and I'm always trying to write songs."
- Steve Forbert
(Related: Play, Songs, Trying)

"The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Living, Trying)

"We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Values, Environment, Freedom, Trying)

"I don't know if we ever fully get over the pain of watching a child trying to find their way through a world that too often doesn't understand."
- Anne Ford
(Related: Pain, Trying, World)

"Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Time, People, Energy, Problems, Trying)

"I'm not a cheerleader. I'm not trying to pretend to be sweet and then come out and be bad. This is who I am."
- Willa Ford
(Related: Trying)

"I realized that I had to be honest about where I was, where I was coming from, and what I was trying to do."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Trying)

"I've been trying to figure out for at least the last 10 years how to force myself into something more risky."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Force, Trying, Years)

"Because even at the age of fifteen, I used to go see all the Broadway shows and feel that they were sentimental, that they were pandering to the audience and trying to manipulate the audience. I had no use for practically any of the shows that were hits."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Age, Trying)

"As I told you, from the time I was fifteen, I thought the theater was too much involved with actors trying to make the audience love them, being over emotional."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Love, Time, Thought, Actors, Being, Theater, Trying)

"Most artists have experienced the creative block. We get stuck in our work. We beat our head against the wall: nothing. Sometimes, it is because we are trying something at the wrong time."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Time, Work, Artists, Nothing, Trying, Wrong)

"There aren't many American directors here trying to direct a Japanese yakuza film. When you combine that with the fact that I don't speak much Japanese and this was an independent film I was financing myself - people were curious about what I was doing."
- John Foster
(Related: People, American, Fact, Film, Trying)

"I was improvising before I was reading music. I was just trying to play things on the clarinet by ear. I think my ear is one of my greatest assets."
- Pete Fountain
(Related: Music, Play, Reading, Trying)

"I'm not trying to take Cate Blanchett down."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Trying)

"And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world."
- Anne Frank
(Related: People, Heart, Living, Trying, World)

"The first thing is that we're being attacked by both the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild. Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance and strength of the director. They're trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Strength, Being, First, Importance, Trying, Writers)

"Historically the director has been the key creative element in a film and we must maintain that. We must protect that, in spite of the fact that there is new technology that's continually trying to erode that."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Technology, Fact, Film, Key, Trying)

"I wrote two plotted books, got some of the fundamentals of storytelling down, then... it's sort of like taking the training wheels off, trying to write a book that's fun in the same way without relying on quite such mechanical or external beats."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Books, Fun, Training, Trying)

"I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: Crime, Order, Trying, Writing)

"Collecting intelligence information is like trying to drink water out of a fire hydrant. You know, in hindsight It's great. The problem is there's a million dots at the time."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Fire, Hindsight, Information, Trying, Water)

"I was going to shave it. It went in two parts. I got a bob first but it kept falling all over my face. Then it was off, short. The main reason it was long was because my mother cut it short when I was little and I was trying to make up for that."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Mother, First, Reason, Trying)

"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)

"Finding a good band is Iike finding a good wife. You got to keep trying till you find the right one."
- Ace Frehley
(Related: Wife, Right, Trying)

"Nothing is ever simple. What do you do when you discover you like parts of the role you're trying to escape?"
- Marilyn French
(Related: Nothing, Trying)

"I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he was giving art what he thought it previously lacked. With me, it's what Yeats called the fascination with what's difficult. I'm only trying to do what I can't do."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Art, Thought, Giving, Trying)

"I'm trying to have everything that I put into the world be something that makes a difference in the way I want to make a difference."
- David Friedman
(Related: Difference, Trying, Want, World)

"In so many ways, it feels the same now when I play as the very first time I picked up the instrument. There's always this sound out there that's just a little bit beyond my reach and I'm trying to get there and that just sort of keeps me going."
- Bill Frisell
(Related: Time, First, Now, Play, Sound, Trying)

"Something like trying to protect yourself all the time, things like trying to outwit fate. Those things can be the worst thing you can do for yourself."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Time, Fate, Trying)

"I have pushed the boat out as far as I should in terms of taking on too many things. I'm getting older and I just could not take it any more. I am now monitoring myself very closely and I'm just trying not to get into that sort of state again."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Now, State, Trying)

"Shortly afterwards my father told me that he might be going into the Eastern Zone of Germany. At that time my own mind was closer to his than it had ever been before, because he also believed that they are at least trying to build a new world."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Time, Father, Germany, Mind, Trying, World, Zone)

"We are trying to remake Vietnamese society, a task which certainly cannot be accomplished by force and which probably cannot be accomplished by any means available to outsiders."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Society, Force, Trying)

"Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Nature, Succeed, Trying)

"The simple answer is I'd just be a guy trying to feed my family, like everybody else. The complicated answer is, I think I'd be in some sort of military or government world of some sort."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Government, Family, Military, Trying, World)

"The more we are consuming oil that either comes from places that are bent on our destruction or helping those who are... the more we are enabling those who are trying to kill us."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Destruction, Oil, Trying)

"Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Love, Art, Fans, Space, Trying, Want, World)

"In trying to make something new, half the undertaking lies in discovering whether it can be done. Once it has been established that it can, duplication is inevitable."
- Helen Gahagan
(Related: Lies, Trying)

"I'll agonize over sentences. Mostly because you're trying to create specific effects with sentences, and because there are a number of different voices in the book."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Trying)

"Meetings are a great trap. Soon you find yourself trying to get agreement and then the people who disagree come to think they have a right to be persuaded. However, they are indispensable when you don't want to do anything."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: People, Agreement, Meetings, Right, Trying, Want)

"Marketers are out there trying to figure out how to get your money out of your child."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Money, Trying)

"No matter what the role, you're trying to do the impossible - make a living in show business."
- Peter Gallagher
(Related: Business, Living, Trying)

"I do not consider my self as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out of trying."
- James Galway
(Related: Self, Trying)

"I'm not trying to clock scores in this lifetime, it's just that things are better now than they were like five, ten years ago. Music has gotten a lot better. There's a lot of people who are committed to - soulfully."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Music, People, Now, Trying, Years)

"I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Difficulty, Fool, Radical, Trying)

"I've always taken 'The Wizard of Oz' very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I've spent my entire life trying to get over it."
- Judy Garland
(Related: Life, Idea, Trying)

"Well, you can't be trying to achieve success of any kind in this business without accepting that there's going to be a flip side to it."
- Jennifer Garner
(Related: Business, Success, Trying)

"When Communist U.S.S.R. was a superpower, the world was better off. The right-wing media is trying to marginalize the peace movement."
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: Peace, Media, Right, Trying, World)

"There's a black man inside of me just trying to make bail."
- Brad Garrett
(Related: Man, Trying)

"The stardom thing happened and now I'm trying to make a comeback, if you want to call it that."
- Leif Garrett
(Related: Now, Trying, Want)

"It's rather naive, apart from being ethically objectionable, to assume that our investigators travel around the country with bags of money trying to bribe witnesses to lie on the witness stand. We just don't operate that way."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Money, Travel, Lie, Being, Country, Trying)

"It has been my policy not to respond to each of the many canards which have been part of the campaign to discredit my investigation, nor to waste time trying to prove negatives."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Time, Policy, Investigation, Trying, Waste)

"I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you're trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you're giving it away."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Life, Money, Thought, Giving, Meeting, Trying)

"Our people went out every single night trying to stop crime before it happened, trying to take people off the street that they believed were involved in crime. That made us a very aggressive, proactive police department."
- Daryl Gates
(Related: People, Crime, Night, Police, Trying)

"When you truly give up trying to be whole through others, you end up receiving what you always wanted from others."
- Shakti Gawain
(Related: End, Trying)

"In the beginning I used to make one terrible play a game. Then I got so I'd make one a week and finally I'd pull a bad one about once a month. Now, I'm trying to keep it down to one a season."
- Lou Gehrig
(Related: Beginning, Now, Play, Trying)

"Liquid architecture. It's like jazz - you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it's a way of - for me, it's a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city."
- Frank Gehry
(Related: Work, Architecture, Jazz, Play, Trying)

"We're trying to run a 21st century society and economy with 19th century Darwinian, competitive, crude ideas."
- Susan George
(Related: Society, Ideas, Economy, Trying)

"I'm involved in Project ALS which is trying to get money for stem cell research. That's one I've been pretty involved with because if you can cure that, you can cure so many other diseases."
- Gina Gershon
(Related: Money, Cure, Pretty, Project, Research, Trying)

"But definitely, when a decision is taken, or when you are trying to oppose a decision, you are in a weaker position than the member states, because they know more about the situation than you. We gave information, but they never gave us any information."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Decision, Information, states, Trying)

"I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre. I have copied everything in drawing, trying to understand."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Trying)

"You feel the music needs something but you don't know what. So you start searching, fitting, measuring, trying. Every time you try another angle. And sometimes that's frustrating, especially if you don't come up with something for three days."
- Beth Gibbons
(Related: Music, Time, Needs, Trying)

"Psychology is still trying to explain the perception of the position of an object in space, along with its shape, size, and so on, and to understand the sensations of color."
- James J. Gibson
(Related: Perception, Psychology, Sensations, Space, Trying)

"I pretty much only write by default, because I want to make certain projects so instead of trying to wait and find them, I create them, but I'm not really a writer."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: Pretty, Projects, Trying, Want, Writer)

"So I'm trying to spread myself to the point to where I can do the night shows and not have to worry about the matinees, and do one or two matinees down through the year."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Night, Trying, Worry)

"There are moments when television systems are young and haven't formed properly, and there's room for lots of original stuff. Then things become more and more top-heavy with executives who are trying to guarantee the success of things."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Success, Moments, Television, Trying)

"They make Spy Kids, they make Scream, they make A Scary Movie. This doesn't do that, so it could be a very bad marriage. I'm trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because we're just finishing editing."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Marriage, Kids, Potential, Quiet, Trying)

"We haven't had a good energy policy in this country for decades and we're trying to get one."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Policy, Country, Energy, Trying)

"It took us two years to get our first real gig. That was a big dream. We ended up booking a lot of our own gigs and putting on a lot of our own shows. We were trying to get our actual music across, trying to make a connection there."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Music, Dream, Connection, First, Trying, Years)

"I've been writing a lot, I've a few projects I'm trying to finance, I do some acting, I do some directing... Apart from that, if I could get lower that a ten handicap on my golf game I'd be thrilled."
- Paul M. Glaser
(Related: Finance, Acting, Golf, Projects, Trying, Writing)

"In terms of the character itself, I can't really say that I find anything really difficult. I enjoy the character so much I don't perceive difficulty in trying to be him. It's just a matter of how do we get there."
- Ron Glass
(Related: Character, Difficulty, Trying)

"Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship."
- William Glasser
(Related: Friendship, Caring, May, Trying)

"French is, in many ways, more difficult for an English-speaking person to sing. It is so full of complex and trying vowels. It requires the utmost subtlety."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: English, Trying)

"Trying to give back a little bit is important."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Trying)

"The kids like to get pictures of me for their parents. They know how proud I am of them-they have a lot more to worry about than my stardom. They are trying to make good choices for their own lives, but this gives them a little fun. They are part of my family."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Family, Choices, Fun, Kids, Parents, Trying, Worry)

"I think that I am better than the people who are trying to reform me."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: People, Reform, Trying)

"I want to warn against the Fifth Column which is trying to hinder our free way of life in Holland."
- Theo Van Gogh
(Related: Life, Trying, Want)

"For anyone who has that calling and is trying also to make a living at it, it is really hard."
- Julie Gold
(Related: Living, Trying)

"I have faith in the justice system, and what will happen will happen. I'm just trying to do the right thing."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: Faith, Justice, Right, Trying, Will)

"As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Work, Appearance, Energy, Trying)

"Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Wife, Listening, Trying)

"I had the idea for the show like a year and a half, two years ago. And it was all about the things that I didn't like about TV. I was trying to create a positive solution for it. And it actually worked."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Idea, Positive, Solution, Trying, Years)

"You may be leading, then you might be at the back of the pack trying to work your way up. It's just a constant reminder not to give up, and to know that God, in my mind, is really in control."
- Jeff Gordon
(Related: Work, God, Control, Leading, May, Mind, Trying)

"We have been trying to play a lot of different kinds of music, and probably the next album will go back more towards the direction where you couldn't classify each song as a certain kind of music. This album you can."
- Mike Gordon
(Related: Music, Direction, Play, Song, Trying, Will)

"Once I'd chosen the songs, it seemed like it would just be a question then of recording them. But it's a case of trying to re-invent the songs; taking them in different directions."
- Martin Gore
(Related: Question, Songs, Trying)

"I don't think you can discriminate against budgets, you know? I'm an actor, I guess, so I'm just trying to play as many characters as I can. If there's a character I think I can play, and they're going to let me do it, I'll do it whether it's $10 or $1 million or more."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: Character, Actor, Budgets, Play, Trying)

"I just have my own taste, and I just try and stick with that. I'm just trying to play as many characters as I can for as long as I have an opportunity to."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: Opportunity, Play, Taste, Trying)

"I'm glad I have an outlet. I don't think I would put my aggression elsewhere, but working on the projects I have worked on, you tend to benefit personally from trying to wrap your head around the way other people look at the world."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: People, Aggression, Projects, Trying, World)

"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)

"He is a very positive captain; he is proactive as well as reactive. He is keen to read the game, to get in there, and he never stops thinking about the game, the situation, and trying to turn it to his advantage. He has been very good for the game."
- David Gower
(Related: Positive, Thinking, Trying)

"I had a lot of different thoughts and ideas and always to transform, but I'm trying certain things that I feel my heart is really going for and that was one of the things that I initiated a few months ago."
- Steffi Graf
(Related: Heart, Ideas, Thoughts, Months, Trying)

"There's a lot of things we can do to balance out what Obama's done and going forward show the American people the Republican Party can govern. I want a coalition of tea party people, independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way to move this country forward before we become Greece."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: People, American, Balance, Country, Democrats, Greece, Party, Republican, Tea, Trying, Want)

"I've, we have in this state, like many other states, we're experiencing an enormous budget deficit that we're trying to grapple with. But we will have progress despite the deficits."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Progress, State, states, Trying, Will)

"We are all the same person trying to shake hands with our self."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Self, Trying)

"The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement... they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Leadership, Church, Reform, Trying)

"Educators are still spending way too much time trying to control what kids learn, bending the content to their own purposes, hoping beyond hope to change - by using technology - but not change too much."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Change, Technology, Time, Control, Hope, Content, Kids, Trying)

"A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Truth, Fiction, Reason, Trying)

"Frequently you have a clash between the more sterile letter of the law and the justice that underlies it, and I think one of the things I've been trying more or less, where it was possible, is to go with the justice rather than the letter of the law."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Justice, Law, Trying)

"When we rehearse, we're always trying to aim for something else. But we never quite succeed in getting there."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Succeed, Trying)

"It's what the Pixies always said about music - they were writing songs and just trying not to be boring. That was their main motivation and it worked for them. I remember reading that and thinking that was the way to do it."
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: Music, Motivation, Reading, Songs, Thinking, Trying, Writing)

"Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Survival, Energy, Environment, Trying)

"One of the difficulties about interviewing people in Rwanda is that the country is trying to get on with ordinary life and some people just don't want to get involved in this."
- Tony Greig
(Related: Life, People, Country, Difficulties, Trying, Want)

"The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wriggle and weasel out of one."
- Lewis Grizzard
(Related: Mistakes, Public, Trying, Will)

"Bernanke and company are trying to reflate the economy with almost stated objective of inflation at 2 percent and higher in order to provide some type of safety margin for a future recession. That's where they want to go."
- Bill Gross
(Related: Company, Economy, Future, Inflation, Order, Safety, Trying, Want)

"There was a war crimes trial because an American prisoner had been shot trying to escape. He had obviously been recaptured and shot, and that violated the Geneva Convention."
- Charles Guggenheim
(Related: War, American, Trying)

"I'm not trying to say that it never hurt or that I never felt its sting, but I can honestly say that I never blamed anybody for racism. I have considered it more of a manifestation of humanity's problem rather than my personal problem."
- Robert Guillaume
(Related: Humanity, Hurt, Racism, Trying)

"In 1976 I wrote a lot about women trying to claim the right to work."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Women, Work, Right, Trying)

"I would gladly admit women are superior to men if only they would stop trying to be the same as us."
- Sacha Guitry
(Related: Men, Women, Trying)

"Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow."
- Woody Guthrie
(Related: Change, Life, Habit, Day, Old, Trying)

"Someone's just told me the English are still trying to take over the United States - is that true?"
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: English, states, Trying, United)

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

"The best thing that I got was rehearsing with my father. It was always about the process of figuring things out, and trying something new, and having another take on something and keeping it alive."
- Jake Gyllenhaal
(Related: Father, Trying)

"I'm still trying to figure out what the right line is between myself and the people I play. Sometimes I go too far one way or too far the other."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: People, Play, Right, Trying)

"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)

"I liked that idea. Someone who's trying to perform herself and not succeeding."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Idea, Trying)

"I started trying to write when I was in second or third grade."
- Margaret Haddix
(Related: Trying)

"I like playing around with the words; I love it when I feel like I've picked the exact right word to describe whatever it is I'm trying to describe."
- Margaret Haddix
(Related: Love, Right, Trying, Word, Words)

"Overall, we had about 50 meetings where the brothers would say that I couldn't do any solo records, I couldn't write for other people, I couldn't do this and I couldn't do that. These guys were trying to nail my feet to the ground."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: People, Brothers, Feet, Meetings, Trying)

"Dave was great in Van Halen. No question about it. He was one of the best at being Mr. Rock Star. But it's sickening to see a guy still trying to be that with a wig on 20 years later."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Being, Question, Trying, Years)

"My 10 year old son likes it. He's trying to play guitar and everything. He likes that kind of music."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Music, Son, Guitar, Old, Play, Trying)

"I was trying to talk about where we are right now as a society, and talk about the fear we all live in, and certainly since 9-11, how it's affected us and the world."
- Paul Haggis
(Related: Society, Fear, Now, Right, Talk, Trying, World)

"We're trying to reinvent Bond. He's 28 - no Q, no gadgets."
- Paul Haggis
(Related: Trying)

"I'm trying to get in the habit of, you know, picking up a book and learning how to write my feelings down, not my feelings but my thoughts, about things, and hopefully I'll moving toward the writing and directing thing soon."
- Corey Haim
(Related: Feelings, Habit, Thoughts, Learning, Trying, Writing)

"I was trying to take the band in a direction that I thought was appropriate, and Roth was trying to take the band in more of a Las Vegas direction. And there he is."
- Eddie Van Halen
(Related: Thought, Direction, Trying)

"While trying to protect the republic, the conspirators in Julius Caesar enable Mark Antony to triumph. In Rose Rage, the more Henry VI tries to fix things, the more they go wrong."
- Edward Hall
(Related: Trying, Wrong)

"My mother is a survivor who's had a lot of things happen in her life that have been very trying."
- Michael C. Hall
(Related: Life, Mother, Trying)

"We're all just trying to fit in and find ourselves, particularly when we're growing up."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Growing up, Trying)

"I know that I've overfed myself trying to prop myself up because I'm exhausted."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Trying)

"I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying to be as truthful as possible with performances."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Sentimentality, Trying)

"People have got to get together and work together. I'm tired of the kind of oppression that white people have inflicted on us and are still trying to inflict."
- Fannie Lou Hamer
(Related: Work, People, Oppression, Trying)

"We incorporate various electronic devices - the echo plugs and things like that. Actually, all we're trying to do is make that sound musical. As opposed to just making sounds, we do musical things with them."
- Chico Hamilton
(Related: Echo, Sound, Trying)

"Readers respond to every genre intensely, if it's a genre that appeals to them. Again, who can say why anyone enjoys horror and dark fantasy? If I can't answer the question for myself, I wouldn't dream of trying to answer it for others."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Dream, Fantasy, Horror, Question, Trying)

"Now that I'm being very successful, publishers are trying to mainstream me, but I'm unabashedly genre. It's what I like to read, what I like to write."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Successful, Being, Now, Trying)

"Everyone spends their lives trying to balance their world between good and evil."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Balance, Evil, Trying, World)

"Seriously, these days I tend to shut up in terms of external analysis and DO try to let things speak for themselves, while still trying to get some depth into them."
- Peter Hammill
(Related: Trying)

"Let all the time you can get be spent in trying to learn to read."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: Time, Trying)

"Every day I look forward to getting with my instruments, trying new things."
- Lionel Hampton
(Related: Day, Trying)

"What we're doing with Band of Brothers is trying to put it into human terms, so it is not just a flickering, black and white myth on a screen, it is a resonant story. I want the audience to recognize themselves in these men. They're not just mythic heroes."
- Tom Hanks
(Related: Men, Brothers, Heroes, Myth, Trying, Want)

"I love what I do for a living, it's the greatest job in the world, but you have to survive an awful lot of attention that you don't truly deserve and you have to live up to your professional responsibilities and I'm always trying to balance that with what is really important."
- Tom Hanks
(Related: Love, Attention, Balance, Job, Living, Trying, World)

"I've been using the same editor, thankfully, she's been sticking with me, but I've been doing it full-on guerilla style... I haven't gotten any public sponsor or anything, because I don't want to seem like I'm trying to sell any particular thing."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Public, Style, Trying, Want)

"You can say we're trying too hard or that we didn't try hard enough, but we're not trying at all; we're just doing what we do."
- Taylor Hanson
(Related: Trying)

"I'm not trying to get back on a team, but I have tried to stay in shape just in case a team needs a point guard. A championship team. I wouldn't go to any other team."
- Tim Hardaway
(Related: Needs, Trying)

"The dripping... well, if it happens, it happens; it does not take anything from the work. The dripping just proves that you were not trying to control the work, but the work was developing by itself and if it drips, it's a natural part in the evolution of the work."
- Keith Haring
(Related: Work, Control, Evolution, Trying)

"We have in this country a federal government that increasingly is engaged in trying to determine which business, which regions, which industries will succeed, which will not through a whole range of economic development, regional development corporate subsidization programs."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Business, Development, Corporate, Country, Succeed, Trying, Will)

"Honestly, when I got to Hollywood I was trying to sell my songs."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Hollywood, Songs, Trying)

"Normally when I work with bands I'm trying to refine and improve what's already there."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Work, Trying)

"I couldn't run a tight schedule, and if you're any good at teaching, you get sucked dry because you like your students and you're trying to help them, but you don't have any time left to write yourself."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Time, Help, Students, Teaching, Trying)

"I'm like a child trying to do everything, say everything and be everything all at once."
- John Hartford
(Related: Trying)

"I'm very 'spur of the moment'. I'm always trying to think of fun things to do to create a memory."
- Josh Hartnett
(Related: Fun, Memory, Trying)

"You know, I'm not really any good at working out when people are flirting with me. And I think I'm too flirtatious with people I'm trying not to flirt with! What I am good at is making people feel uncomfortable. I don't want to but it always ends up happening!"
- Josh Hartnett
(Related: People, Flirting, Trying, Want)

"Indiscriminate firing by police on people is absolute barbarism. Instead of solving their problems, the government is trying to suppress the people by force."
- Sheikh Hasina
(Related: Government, People, Force, Police, Problems, Trying)

"The federal government seeks to control and regulate the Internet, but the last thing this Congress should be doing is trying to stifle public debate online."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Government, Control, Congress, Debate, Internet, Public, Trying)

"I'm trying to open a Chopper shop this year."
- Noah Hathaway
(Related: Open, Trying)

"If, as is natural, you focus on the corruption and on those threatened institutions that are trying to prevent change - even though they don't really know what they're trying to prevent - then you can get pessimistic."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Change, Corruption, Focus, Trying)

"If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying."
- Coleman Hawkins
(Related: Mistakes, Trying)

"And initially, a lot of companies avoid trying to make a really radical new kind of title for a new system, because that would involve learning a new machine and learning how to make the new title at the same time."
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Time, Learning, Machine, Radical, Trying)

"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)

"Even to me, as I was trying to tell the government what had happened, it just didn't seem to matter."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Government, Trying)

"Boys wear their hearts on their sleeves. Even when they're trying to pull one over on you they're so transparent. Like men."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Men, Boys, Trying)

"I spend as much time with my kids as any mom who stays home. I only work during the hours they're at school, but there is always the sense of trying to catch up with all their stuff and not only organize my work life but also their school lives."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Life, Mom, Time, Work, Home, Kids, School, Sense, Trying)

"A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice."
- Anthony Hecht
(Related: First, Fun, Lies, Mystery, Nonsense, Saying, Trying)

"Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Time, Newspapers, Reading, Trying, World)

"Wearing a turtleneck is like being strangled by a really weak guy, all day. Wearing a backpack and a turtleneck is like a weak midget trying to bring you down."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Being, Day, Trying)

"I see a little better grooming. Some might even be trying a little powder."
- Howell Heflin
(Related: Trying)

"I have given up trying to be happy. It is no use an leads to nothing."
- Anna Held
(Related: Nothing, Trying)

"I was in high school, trying to get out of high school. The only thing slowing me up was grades."
- Levon Helm
(Related: School, Trying)

"In live action movies, you just hope that everything works. Because the actor may had a bad morning and doesn't play good, or accidents happen continuously. Many things contradict what you are trying to say. But in cartoons, nothing contradict what you want to say."
- John Hench
(Related: Movies, Action, Hope, Accidents, Actor, Cartoons, May, Nothing, Play, Trying, Want)

"The results would have stayed on the watch face until the batteries died. But trying to make time stand still this way would have been a mistake. It is just as important to erase times eventually as to save them at first."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Time, Mistake, First, Results, Trying)

"I always thought I'd go to university and then get a real job, you know. Now I want to do stuff that really makes me happy. Although I'm still trying to work out what that is. But for me there are always constants."
- Martin Henderson
(Related: Work, Thought, Job, Now, Trying, University, Want)

"I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Nature, Time, Trying)

"To be with the others, you have to have your hair short and wear ties. So we're trying to make a third world happen, you know what I mean?"
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Hair, Trying, World)

"When I was younger I was trying to do what I wanted to do, not what the game wanted me to do."
- Thierry Henry
(Related: Trying)

"NBC was trying to convert all of their local programming to color right away to encourage the sale of the sets, so I barely remember working in black and white, although I do know that I did do it, but there was not a major difference, though."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Difference, Programming, Right, Trying)

"It's into the same bag as E.T. and Yoda, wherein you're trying to create something that people will actually believe, but it's not so much a symbol of the thing, but you're trying to do the thing itself."
- Jim Henson
(Related: People, Symbol, Trying, Will)

"But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we're trying to go toward a sense of realism - toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive and we're mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Realism, Reality, Sense, Trying)

"I began as a model, but that did not really hold my interest for too long! I believe I stood out from the parade of models trying to make it in Hollywood, which helped launch my career beyond the one-night-stand horror movie."
- Natasha Henstridge
(Related: Career, Hollywood, Horror, Interest, Trying)

"Trying to be fascinating is an asinine position to be in."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Trying)

"I'm trying to bring a new generation into the musical theater and to create a new audience."
- Jerry Herman
(Related: Theater, Trying)

"There are a couple of projects that are sort of on the plate; I haven't closed any of them yet. I'm trying to figure out which one is going to be the best one for me."
- Jay Hernandez
(Related: Projects, Trying)

"That's my dream job, to be able to mail songs out to people who want to hear them. Paste my face on them and not travel all over the world trying to sell them."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Travel, People, Dream, Job, Mail, Songs, Trying, Want, World)

"Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it."
- Whitey Herzog
(Related: Baseball, Play, Trying)

"When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present, in the smile of God, I return to my childhood, too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: God, Childhood, Present, Smile, Trying)

"Especially during the first nine months, there was so much going on with trying to hire 55 people to run the city, it was hard to imagine any honeymoon."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: People, First, Months, Trying)

"And so about many other things of the same nature, we are trying to make people believe these things, and we make creeds of them; and thus we continue to do our own will, which is the ground of all sin."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Nature, People, Sin, Trying, Will)

"You don't even have to win a championship every year to draw the fans. You just have to show you're really trying."
- Tom Hicks
(Related: Fans, Trying)

"We're trying to put ourselves in the best position to win, period, if not this year, next year."
- Tom Hicks
(Related: Trying)

"The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: Congress, Mistakes, Trying)

"Well, of course it was a very trying time for me, and fortunately I had a lot of people who were supportive. A lot of people who were writing and calling and saying they were praying for me. Some people sent me Scripture, and that helped."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Time, People, Saying, Scripture, Trying, Writing)

"I try to keep myself on an even keel by trying to be as critical of myself as I am of other people. I try to separate my performance from myself."
- Damon Hill
(Related: People, Performance, Trying)

"They're still in the game, and they're trying to get back into it."
- Jimmy Hill
(Related: Trying)

"You know the first time I sat in the chair I felt anything but up, it was very emotional for me. I had a chair in my hotel room, a chair at rehearsal, and I was trying to spend as much time as I could in the chair."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Time, First, Trying)

"Once I got to be about twenty-five, I got interested in the music of the time. I started smokin' dope, I started drinking, I started slowing down and trying to find myself. I didn't want to work in nightclubs."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Music, Work, Time, Drinking, Trying, Want)

"The top players talk more now, and we have more meetings. We're just trying to get things better. But we still need somebody who could make a difference."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Difference, Meetings, Now, Talk, Trying)

"We grow small trying to be great."
- David Hockney
(Related: Trying)

"I was trying to write an autobiography using prints and patterns that reference emotional, psychological, and personal development in my work, as a person growing up, figuring out who I was. I used fabrics to stand in for occurrences."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: Work, Development, Autobiography, Growing up, Trying)

"Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn't."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Art, Society, Artists, Compromise, Democracy, Fact, Trying)

"I'm trying to eliminate every vestige of my own personality, style, approach and get into somebody else's skin. Sometimes I feel I've accomplished it. But when I don't, I'm nobody at all, having left myself at home."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Home, Personality, Skin, Style, Trying)

"I've been doing this for seven and a half years. I've been just bustin' it, trying to break in as an artist in this business. For me, it's still just about the work. I get the scripts and I'm all about that. I don't really even have an idea what that's going to be like."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Business, Work, Idea, Artist, Trying, Years)

"I'm not trying to stump anybody... it's the beauty of the language that I'm interested in."
- Buddy Holly
(Related: Beauty, Language, Trying)

"I like trying to get pregnant, I'm not so sure about childbirth."
- Lauren Holly
(Related: Trying)

"In North Carolina nobody bothers us; we're all about concentrating on the work or our auditions that we're trying to get a flight out for. So all that crap is not something that I'm confronted with on a daily basis."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Work, Trying)

"It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: God, Lonely, Play, Trying)

"I think everyone is trying to figure out who they are and their own thing."
- Joshua Homme
(Related: Trying)

"I like dropping into a small club and playing with some people, trying to help them get a start."
- John Lee Hooker
(Related: People, Help, Trying)

"I feel like there is always something trying to pull us back into sleep, that there is this sort of seductive quality in all the hedonistic pleasures that pull on us."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Quality, Sleep, Trying)

"I feel more confident about what we're doing as a band and what we're trying to do as a band and the way we're looking at it as a band."
- Shannon Hoon
(Related: Trying)

"I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying."
- Tom Hopkins
(Related: Succeed, Trying)

"I meditate a lot, but I am constantly in pain. I'm trying to live with this. You just have to accept it."
- Roy Horn
(Related: Pain, Trying)

"Instead of educating students, these professors are trying to indoctrinate them."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Students, Trying)

"I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth; religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession, which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic tale of an imaginary tribe was the result."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Religion, Obsession, Possession, Result, Trying, Youth)

"As a child our dreams got scattered all about and all our future prospects got scattered to so many places, and we spend our lives trying to find the little pieces that make up our lives and make up the dreams that we had as a child that got blown away in the windstorm."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Dreams, Future, Trying)

"The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist, is ultimately because I'm trying to paint a self-portrait, and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Actor, Artist, Reason, Self, Trying)

"I'm trying to make enough money where I can be financially independent and be able to go and just pursue that thing that everybody really needs, just pursue my family and the cause of my family."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Family, Money, Cause, Needs, Trying)

"My future's about trying to be a better man."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Future, Man, Trying)

"What you really want for yourself is always trying to break through, just as a cooling breeze flows through an open window on a hot day. Your part is to open the windows of your mind."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Day, Mind, Open, Trying, Want, Windows)

"When a man is trying to sell you something, don't imagine that he is polite all the time."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Time, Man, Trying)

"People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do."
- Edward W. Howe
(Related: People, Trying)

"In Europe life is histrionic and dramatized, and in America, except when it is trying to be European, it is direct and sincere."
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Life, America, Europe, Trying)

"I view my role more as trying to set up an environment where the personalities, creativity and individuality of all the different employees come out and can shine."
- Tony Hsieh
(Related: Creativity, Employees, Environment, Individuality, Trying)

"There is no failure except in no longer trying."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Failure, Trying)

"There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Failure, Purpose, Defeat, Trying, Weakness)

"Trying to be Supermom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom. Not going to happen."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Mom, Trying)

"I'm trying to let winning the world championships settle in right now before I begin training again shortly. During the skating season, we skate on average 20 kilometres a day. On top of that, we're riding a lot and lifting a lot of weights."
- Clara Hughes
(Related: Winning, Day, Now, Right, Training, Trying, World)

"I'm not trying to disrespect anybody by saying this - I'm not sure I feel any interaction with Asian America in any collective sense. - It's like, when you're telling me this right now, my reaction is, Really? Asian America knows about me?"
- Chad Hugo
(Related: America, Now, Right, Saying, Sense, Trying)

"For me, I'm just trying to be the best at what I do. I'll wave an Asian American flag if I get that opportunity. I'm not hiding or trying to discredit my background or anything, I just haven't had the opportunity."
- Chad Hugo
(Related: Opportunity, American, Trying)

"Our starting point then was trying to find a way to incorporate mean reversion into the HoLee model."
- John Hull
(Related: Trying)

"I was just trying out and having some fun. I don't think I'd want to pursue singing as a career; it's an on-the-side thing. It would be great if I could make a career out of it but if I can't, that's OK too."
- William Hung
(Related: Career, Fun, Singing, Trying, Want)

"Yeah, it's more like playing what you think is appropriate for the moment. It's not about trying to force any particular style within the parameters - and the parameters we play in are pretty large!"
- Charlie Hunter
(Related: Force, Play, Pretty, Style, Trying)

"Ultimately, at the end of it, it's just trying to get into that space where you feel like you're hitting the right thing and you're making music. And it feels intuitive rather than being counterintuitive."
- Charlie Hunter
(Related: Music, Being, End, Right, Space, Trying)

"So it's really hard for a horn player to comp. But I'm totally into trying to switch those paradigms around and find a little magic space where that works, and try to mine that."
- Charlie Hunter
(Related: Magic, Space, Trying)

"It's just a way of trying to get to a third thing that's not particular to any quote-unquote genre. It's been great for me; it's really opened me up and gotten me to use that part of my imagination. It's very scary in a lot of ways, and just as exciting."
- Charlie Hunter
(Related: Imagination, Trying)

"I said, God, the press and people, they just really hate me and I'm really trying. Geraldine Page said, Listen to this, Tab. If people don't like you, that's their bad taste."
- Tab Hunter
(Related: God, People, Hate, Press, Taste, Trying)

"It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Coffee, Friends, Trouble, Trying, Worth)

"Not to be offensive, not to be capricious, not to be arbitrary, not to be neurotic, not to be an actor outer, you're just trying to get in and you're given so little time to get in gently, but it's always hard."
- William Hurt
(Related: Time, Actor, Trying)

"It was the moment I learned acting is not acting out. After that light went on, I spent the rest of my life trying to figure out how to make other people realize it."
- William Hurt
(Related: Life, People, Acting, Light, Rest, Trying)

"It is my firm belief that I have a link with the past and a responsibility to the future. I cannot give up. I cannot despair. There's a whole future, generations to come. I have to keep trying."
- King Hussein
(Related: Belief, Despair, Future, Generations, Past, Responsibility, Trying)

"Having decisions made not in midnight deals but in the light of objective evidence and after consulting those who will be affected should itself provide some reassurance that the EU is trying to reform itself."
- John Hutton
(Related: Consulting, Deals, Decisions, Light, Midnight, Reassurance, Reform, Trying, Will)

"I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Being, Right, Trying)

"I've always been a true believer that if men had babies, nobody would be trying to tell them what they can and can't do with their bodies."
- Scott Ian
(Related: Men, Babies, Trying)

"Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Trying)

"We should be trying to make education less expensive, not more."
- Bob Inglis
(Related: Education, Trying)

"I suppose we all loved those kind of sci-fi movies where terrible things came out of swamps and came to Mars. And there's usually some poor girl. All the guys are trying to desperately handle levers and saying, go to something or other."
- Neil Innes
(Related: Movies, Poor, Saying, Trying)

"'Through the times I've gone through the last couple of weeks - and I'm still trying to help a friend - I got attacked pretty hard through the media, and it hurt and it was devastating, but I really found out who was with me and who was there for me."
- Michael Irvin
(Related: Friend, Help, Hurt, Media, Pretty, Trying)

"I live my life trying to never appear to be a small man."
- Julius Irving
(Related: Life, Man, Trying)

"There are things I am more interested in than the clone thing. How are they trying to find their place in the world and make sense of their lives? To what extent can they transcend their fate? As time starts to run out, what are the things that really matter?"
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Time, Fate, Sense, Trying, World)

"The idea of trying to fight against extremism was written off as naive."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Idea, Extremism, Fight, Trying)

"I would say my greatest achievement in life right now - my greatest achievement period is - and I'm still trying to achieve it - is to be a wonderful father to my kids."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Life, Father, Achievement, Kids, Now, Right, Trying)

"We entered the 20th century trying to deal with three ideas purporting to define or describe or explain three spheres of action, development and conflict: Darwin on the natural world, Freud on the internal world, Marx on the economic world."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Development, Ideas, Action, Trying, World)

"I've never been into what am I going to do next, trying to reinvent myself."
- Janet Jackson
(Related: Trying)

"The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks."
- Mahalia Jackson
(Related: God, Devil, Old, Trying, Will)

"I don't think he's permanently affected me except in the sense that I miss him. I miss being him. Or trying to be him. He is one of a gallery of characters that have had an impact on my career and therefore my life."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Life, Being, Career, Sense, Trying)

"I never thought we'd catch him, and when I saw he was ready to drop I felt sorry for him. I wanted to show it's not true I'm trying to win it all. My goal is the Tour of Spain."
- Laurent Jalabert
(Related: Thought, Goal, Spain, Trying)

"For me, already being part of a single parent household and knowing it was just me and my mom, you'd would wake up times and hope that the next day you'd be able to be alongside your mother because she was out trying to make sure that I was taken care of. But all I cared about was her being home."
- LeBron James
(Related: Home, Mom, Mother, Hope, Being, Care, Day, Trying)

"I like people trying to do two things at once."
- Allison Janney
(Related: People, Trying)

"I like to rehearse with the actors scenes that are not in the script and will not be in the film because what we're really doing is trying to establish their character, and good acting to me is about reacting."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Character, Acting, Actors, Film, Trying, Will)

"What I'm trying to do is break the genre from what is rap and what is music."
- Wyclef Jean
(Related: Music, Rap, Trying)

"No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Duty, Man, Right, Trying)

"The only way to find that territory is trying to keep your mind constantly open. That's the only way that you're ever going to see the sort of signs of where to go."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: Mind, Open, Trying)

"But you know, the system almost destroyed itself while it was goin' on trying to destroy us."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Trying)

"Well, you have absolutely no idea what a nightmare it was to be on a set, trying to figure out how I was going to find out what time it is, how I was going to get my meds, and at the same time not have it be obvious to someone."
- Michael Jeter
(Related: Time, Idea, Obvious, Trying)

"So now 20 years later people want us to get together so they can take shots at all these old babes trying to get back some youth. I mean come on; I've been there. I know what the press would do."
- Joan Jett
(Related: People, Now, Old, Press, Trying, Want, Years, Youth)

"When I came back to it, we amicably separated from Warner Bros. I just picked up where I left off, trying to write the rest of this record. It took awhile to get out."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Rest, Trying)

"I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Nature, Science, Time, Peace, Animals, Being, Reading, Spiritual, Trying, Universe)

"I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better."
- Steve Jobs
(Related: Fun, Trying)

"The actor is concerned with his own bit of it, but the director's somehow trying to work the whole thing into a much bigger picture. It's like conducting an orchestra."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Work, Actor, Trying)

"Trying to take the credit for Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard, who had been at the club since they were eight. Can you believe it? I can't."
- Ian St. John
(Related: Credit, Trying)

"If I had been trying to take the job away from him in a sneaky, underhand manner, then I deserved all I got. But it was the other way around. I was trying to get him the job."
- Ian St. John
(Related: Job, Trying)

"I'm always active in trying to educate people when it comes to eating animal products, testing on animals, and the health benefits of being vegan, although I'm probably not the best person to be talking about the latter at the moment."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Health, People, Animals, Being, Benefits, Eating, Talking, Testing, Trying)

"I am just trying to find a way to make pictures."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Trying)

"In the plays - that's where I go crazy. But my prose has a much lighter touch; it's not trying to thrill with language, just to be more truthful. I'm not concerned with the accuracy of anything. We don't get to the truth of anything with facts."
- Denis Johnson
(Related: Truth, Accuracy, Facts, Language, Prose, Trying)

"Our first phase was inviting all the women Ambassadors who were here from other countries and trying to get in touch with all the peace centers around the country in order to focus on increasing the volume and activity toward peace."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Peace, Women, Countries, Country, First, Focus, Order, Trying)

"You realize you can't change the world but it shouldn't stop you from trying."
- Kevin Johnson
(Related: Change, Trying, World)

"My musical background is like almost every non classical musician in the world. One day a special record was heard and that was it. I was hooked, started trying to play various instruments and was off to bar land to become a rock star. What else?"
- Kevin Johnson
(Related: Day, Land, Play, Trying, World)

"We're not trying to top ourselves with each record, obviously."
- Bruce Johnston
(Related: Trying)

"The league, is doing well. It is just a matter of trying to sort some things out with my contract."
- Cobi Jones
(Related: Trying)

"That's one of my jobs, just trying to do what I can to help this team out as much as possible."
- Cobi Jones
(Related: Help, Jobs, Trying)

"Let me say what I actually believe. I believe that 9/11 was a conspiracy, by Al Qaeda, and Osama Bin Laden, and no one else trying to hurt America."
- Van Jones
(Related: America, Hurt, Osama bin laden, Trying)

"We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present: unemployment, inflation... but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, America, Inflation, Problems, Promise, Trying, Unemployment)

"We're trying to build a platform utilizing the Internet that allows the good American people to speak out about their frustration about the polarized country that we live in politically."
- Hamilton Jordan
(Related: People, American, Country, Frustration, Internet, Trying)

"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Work, Obstacles, Trying, Will)

"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Failure, Trying)

"This is the way I look at sex scenes: I have basically been doing them for a living for years. Trying to seduce an audience is the basis of rock 'n roll, and if I may say so, I'm pretty good at it."
- Jon Bon Jovi
(Related: Sex, Living, May, Pretty, Trying, Years)

"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)

"They're trying to tell us that we're not right, so we have to buy their products. The number one cause of mental illness is not knowing who you are and you can't know who you are if you don't spend time honoring yourself, and living in the present."
- Naomi Judd
(Related: Time, Cause, Illness, Living, Present, Right, Trying)

"My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It's about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Music, Success, Failure, Purpose, Being, Famous, Living, Trying, World)

"They don't make you pay for the humor. It's up and down, but they're trying to give you as many laughs as possible in 2 minutes. They are the most honest comedians ever."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Humor, Comedians, Trying)

"The Syrians are trying to say that the Lebanese are not capable of ruling themselves."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Trying)

"But I find the best things I do, I do when I'm trying to avoid doing something else I'm supposed to be doing. You know, you're working on something. You get bugged, or you lose your enthusiasm or something. So you turn to something else with an absolute vengeance."
- Norton Juster
(Related: Enthusiasm, Trying, Vengeance)

"I was trying to perform as best as possible. I was a boy at the time, but worked well with the sickle."
- Mikhail Kalashnikov
(Related: Time, Trying)

"Being a member of the labor force and a full-time parent means trying to manage against overwhelming odds in an unresponsive society."
- Sheila B. Kamerman
(Related: Society, Being, Force, Labor, Trying)

"I was trying to figure out what to do next, I'd been accumulating ideas for productivity tools - software people could use every day, particularly to help organize their lives."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: People, Ideas, Day, Help, Productivity, Software, Tools, Trying)

"I'm trying to put more elements of the essay into my writing."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Trying, Writing)

"If they conducted a raid in this room, you'd all be policed up. They'd take all of you to Abu Ghraib and turn you over to the soldiers. Maybe there's only one or two of you in this group who was a known associate or had any piece of information that they are trying to exploit."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Information, Soldiers, Trying)

"We made it known that we were trying to show the reality of France. People think of Paris as the city of love or the city of light, but where you got love you got hate, where you got light you got darkness."
- Mathieu Kassovitz
(Related: Love, People, Darkness, France, Hate, Light, Paris, Reality, Trying)

"The Iranian regime gives financial support to terrorist organizations all over the world, denies the Holocaust, and calls for the wiping the state of Israel from the map, while developing long-range missiles and trying to obtain nuclear weapon."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Financial, Israel, State, Support, Trying, World)

"I was trying to figure out what a memory feels like."
- Charlie Kaufman
(Related: Memory, Trying)

"As leader of the effort of the Iraqi Survey Group, I spent most of my days not out in the field leading inspections. It's typically what you do at that level. I was trying to motivate, direct, find strategies."
- David Kay
(Related: Leader, Effort, Leading, Trying)

"We were given no chance against them, but we held our own and we will be trying to do the same this summer."
- Robbie Keane
(Related: Chance, Summer, Trying, Will)

"Well, if they are trying to kill you, on the whole they're the people you have to kill, aren't they?"
- John Keegan
(Related: People, Trying)

"Men, all men, were always trying to get hold of me, you know."
- Christine Keeler
(Related: Men, Trying)

"I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Hope, Artists, Clowns, Trying)

"Sometimes it just doesn't translate to people. You just move on, and you feel bad because people worked so hard on it and everyone loved it... Everybody was treated so well and was going for something and trying to do the best work possible."
- Catherine Keener
(Related: Work, People, Trying)

"Uhm, I'm the one wanting the lessons! I don't want to say too much about it because I'd rather have you see the movie, but he's trying to find his music."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Music, Trying, Want)

"It's a very, very fascinating story for me, cause it's about a man who's been doing bad; bad things. And he's a father of four children in parochial school, he's a lieutenant of detectives, but he's in conflict with himself and with trying to do what's right."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Father, Cause, Children, Conflict, Man, Right, School, Trying)

"Of course I'm a publicity hound. Aren't all crusaders? How can you accomplish anything unless people know what you are trying to do?"
- Vivien Kellems
(Related: People, Publicity, Trying)

"I didn't want to do it... I'd been trying to get out of TV for years!"
- Sally Kellerman
(Related: Trying, Want)

"Each system is trying to anticipate change in the environment."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Change, Environment, Trying)

"There's been a lot of discussion about NASA culture and changing that. I think our culture has always been one of trying to do a very difficult job and do it well."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Culture, Job, Trying)

"You know, I like playing around with my voice and trying all different types of kooky voices."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Trying, Voice)

"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)

"I believe that if creative people are open and generous enough when working with each other, a lot more can be learned and achieved by both parties. That's what it's all about, trying to produce the best work possible on any given project."
- William Kempe
(Related: Work, People, Open, Project, Trying)

"The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work."
- Charles Kettering
(Related: Work, Job, Trying, Will)

"We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently... to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work."
- Charles Kettering
(Related: Work, Job, Trying, Will)

"Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal. What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Society, Common sense, Fanaticism, Religious, Trying, World)

"Not because I'm trying to be fabulous, but I love those big crazy Jackie O shades."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Trying)

"Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence all have roots in illiteracy, so we're trying to do something to help the poor and the needy."
- Abdul Qadeer Khan
(Related: Hatred, Help, Intolerance, Poor, Trying, Violence)

"Well. I'm probably not loving myself like I should, but I'm really trying."
- Chaka Khan
(Related: Trying)

"Squash has the credentials to become an olympic event and our goal is to see the sport in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We are working towards this and will keep trying even if our bid is not successful."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Successful, Goal, Trying, Will)

"Oh, I think, watching Magic, him being one of my... I'm one of his biggest fans, and just trying to emulate what he did, going out on the playground, and also playing with older guys."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Being, Fans, Magic, Trying)

"I'm a high-risk taker on the court in the sense of trying to squeeze things in there."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Court, Sense, Trying)

"What interests me is trying to catch the reflection of the human being on the page. I'm interested in how ordinary people live their lives."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: People, Being, Reflection, Trying)

"I'm trying to find a man to share my life with, but it's not been easy. I'm a 35-year-old woman with two small children."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Life, Children, Man, Trying, Woman)

"I think the varied backgrounds in the beginning were a plus. It took a while for people to understand what they were trying to do and get started, but it did provide for a lot of new ideas."
- Jack Kilby
(Related: People, Ideas, Beginning, Trying)

"Lenny Bruce is a very moral man trying to improve the world and trying to make audiences think."
- Dorothy Kilgallen
(Related: Audiences, Man, Trying, World)

"I like to live righteous. And I just want everyone to know I'm not trying to get out of anything."
- Lil' Kim
(Related: Trying, Want)

"There's an air of mystery around the Masons, but the reality is that they're mostly a bunch of veterans getting drunk in a lodge that they've built to look like a temple. It's just a bunch of guys trying to get away from their wives."
- Jimmy Kimmel
(Related: Temple, Mystery, Reality, Trying, Veterans, Wives)

"Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: Marriage, People, Trying)

"I'm not interested in provoking people, but only in trying to be consoling."
- Martin Kippenberger
(Related: People, Trying)

"When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way - you suddenly have a new perspective on them."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Experience, Humor, First, Perspective, Problems, Trying)

"I love women. I'm trying to do beautiful things with them. I'm not trying to insult them. My life is not about that."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Life, Love, Women, Insult, Trying)

"I'm not selling sex. I'm selling underwear and jeans, and I'm not trying to do it with pornography."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Sex, Selling, Pornography, Trying)

"I'm not trying to be Mr. Universe, but I want to stay in shape."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Trying, Universe, Want)

"The most cowardly thing in the world is blaming mistakes upon the umpires. Too many managers strut around on the field trying to manage the umpires instead of their teams."
- Bill Klem
(Related: Managers, Mistakes, Trying, World)

"To me, every interview, even if you love the artist, needs to be somewhat adversarial. Which doesn't mean you need to attack the person, but you do need to look at it like you're trying to get information that has not been written about before."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: Love, Artist, Information, Needs, Trying)

"You're trying to find new ideas in people. I always think to myself, what question I am least comfortable asking the person? And then I make sure I ask it early in the interview."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: People, Ideas, Question, Trying)

"I thought Paulie could jump. I know he's not fleet of foot, but at least have some hops. I guess we know who is not going to win a gold glove. I was trying to become a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service."
- Billy Koch
(Related: Thought, Gold, Service, Trying)

"Labels don't mean anything to me. I'm trying to play as passionately as I'm able to. If they want to call that cool, that's fine. Just spell the name right, is the formula."
- Lee Konitz
(Related: Formula, Name, Play, Right, Trying, Want)

"As long as there are people trying to play music in a sincere way, there will be some jazz."
- Lee Konitz
(Related: Music, People, Jazz, Play, Trying, Will)

"I believe that my art gets across the point that I'm in this morality theater trying to help the underdog, and I'm speaking socially here, showing concern and making psychological and philosophical statements for the underdog."
- Jeff Koons
(Related: Art, Morality, Concern, Help, Theater, Trying)

"I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it."
- Sandy Koufax
(Related: Trying)

"When I was 12, every little girl in Russia was trying to wear her hair like mine and playing tennis."
- Anna Kournikova
(Related: Hair, Russia, Tennis, Trying)

"When we first met, I was trying to put a band together. I asked around at school for other guys who wanted to play in a band. Someone told me about a juvenile delinquent they knew who played bongos."
- Wayne Kramer
(Related: First, Play, School, Trying)

"At some point he seemed to lose all confidence trying to break down the Berlin Wall. He was still fighting as only Kasparov can, but I could see it in his eyes that he knew he wasn't going to win one of these games."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Confidence, Eyes, Fighting, Games, Trying)

"I'm very wary of large groups of people getting together and trying to believe the same thing. It never seems to end well, whether it's political or religious or whatever."
- Peter Krause
(Related: People, End, Religious, Trying)

"I am not trying to change the world. I am just offering my gift that God gave me, and if somebody is moved by it, that's beautiful."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Change, God, Trying, World)

"I am trying to get closer to God."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: God, Trying)

"IN trying to recall my impressions during my short war duty as an officer in the Austrian Army, I find that my recollections of this period are very uneven and confused."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: War, Army, Duty, Trying)

"I've found that in now having experienced what it's like to make records and just through growing up in general that you should be expressive about what's affecting you instead of trying to sing about a subject just for the sake of other people getting something from it."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: People, Growing up, Now, Trying)

"The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance."
- Sylvia Kristel
(Related: Elegance, Innocence, Serenity, Trying, Vulnerability)

"In general President Obama's policies have been very, very skewed and very, very extreme. Like on healthcare for example, I don't think that trying to ram healthcare through was a smart idea politically, because he wasted a lot of capital and now he doesn't have any of that same capital with even his own party that he used to have."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Idea, Example, Extreme, Healthcare, Now, Party, President, Trying)

"I think what I'm trying to do is create moments of recognition. To try to detonate some kind of feeling or understanding of lived experience."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Experience, Feeling, Moments, Trying, Understanding)

"I'm trying to deal with ideas about histories, fame, hearsay, and how public identities are constructed."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Ideas, Fame, Public, Trying)

"It's quite a famous story that takes place on Christmas Eve, and the Germans, French, and Scottish are trying to make peace one night and they bury their dead and they play football. I play a German opera singer, in German, which I never have so I am really excited about that."
- Diane Kruger
(Related: Peace, Christmas, Famous, Football, Night, Opera, Play, Trying)

"Any euphemism ceases to be euphemistic after a time and the true meaning begins to show through. It's a losing game, but we keep on trying."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Related: Time, Losing, Meaning, Trying)

"There are kids don't want to do something because they're afraid of looking stupid to their peers. There comes a time when they start protecting themselves, instead of extending. I want to make sure that they're always trying to extend themselves."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Time, Kids, Trying, Want)

"I'm still not a great reader, but my wife is and my daughters are, and I envy them. I think I got into a bad habit of trying to do something all the time, instead of trying to sit down and take my time a little bit."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Time, Wife, Habit, Daughters, Envy, Trying)

"I'm the youngest in my family, and everyone is very funny, and I was always trying to keep up with them. I just loved making people laugh."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Family, Funny, People, Trying)

"Companies are starting to measure how effective their customer service is and trying to understand what they can do to improve the customer service process."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Customer, Measure, Service, Trying)

"I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating. It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with good language and trying to imitate it."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Love, Language, Plagiarism, Trying, Writer)

"Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Society, Time, Work, Help, Retirement, School, Trying, University)

"A lot of these people, these program directors, just like anybody else in the world, even though they're supposed to be leaders in the world, they're followers. They follow what they think someone else is doing, instead of trying to blaze a trail."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: People, Followers, Leaders, Trying, World)

"I'm 60, and I did 60-year-old women songs. I'm not trying to be the Hip-Hop Queen, although I am the original Hip Hop Queen."
- Patti LaBelle
(Related: Women, Queen, Songs, Trying)

"We can't control it, and we've basically quit trying. People are going to talk, and people are going to lie."
- Nick Lachey
(Related: Lie, People, Control, Talk, Trying)

"If you're trying to invent something new, you're going to reach a lot of discouraging points, and most people give up."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: People, Trying)

"Nobody was playing the soprano saxophone and certainly nobody was trying to do anything with it. So I was all alone. I didn't know that at first."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: First, Trying)

"When I'm trying to go to sleep and there are little noises, like a clock ticking or a fan squeaking, it drives me completely insane."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Sleep, Trying)

"I've always done food that can work in a set time frame. The message I'm trying to get across is, it doesn't have to take three days to do this. With planning, you can do a lot and really have quality food every day."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Food, Time, Work, Quality, Day, Planning, Trying)

"There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Life, Pain, Trying)

"We don't know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we'd be bored, wouldn't we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Knowledge, Answers, Trying)

"Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Man, Trying)

"I met Roy's father once... And I think that Roy's relationship with his father is still at the heart of what Roy does. But at the end of the day, he's trying to prove himself to a father he'll never really please."
- Jim Lampley
(Related: Father, Heart, Day, End, Trying)

"Americans appreciate the way our friends around the world are sticking by us, and we all hope for their continued support in what's going to be some very trying times."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Hope, Americans, Friends, Support, Trying, World)

"I'm going to beat this cancer or die trying."
- Michael Landon
(Related: Cancer, Trying)

"A winner never stops trying."
- Tom Landry
(Related: Trying)

"So now I'm left with cigarettes, and I'm trying to scrape that off my shoe and then I'll be done."
- Diane Lane
(Related: Now, Trying)

"To stay interested in acting, I have to keep trying stuff I've never done before."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Acting, Trying)

"I watch actors destroy themselves by trying to get it right."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Actors, Right, Trying)

"I can't find my car keys in the morning. Trying to get out of my house is a nightmare. "Where's my wallet? Where are my keys? I have to go find a missing person.""
- Anthony LaPaglia
(Related: Car, Trying)

"When I moved to Stanford I began to pursue the line of research I have been following ever since, namely trying to understand the larger implications of fractional quantum hall discovery."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Discovery, Research, Trying)

"It is setting goals and trying to be a business person, but at the same time not losing sight of who you are writing songs for and what your goals are as a songwriter. So believe me, if you think I've got it down I don't it is a constant struggle."
- Christine Lavin
(Related: Business, Time, Goals, Losing, Sight, Songs, Struggle, Trying, Writing)

"It was like pulling teeth trying to get me to L.A. I hated it for so long, but now I've got this great life here."
- Jennifer Lawrence
(Related: Life, Now, Trying)

"I'm trying to do the kind of projects that I want to see in the theatre."
- Nicholas Lea
(Related: Projects, Theatre, Trying, Want)

"We are the meeting place, an entity that's trying to connect faith and culture."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Faith, Culture, Meeting, Trying)

"No, but it's not because I'm getting older that I'm trying to accelerate. But something very curious is happening: The older I get, the more ideas I'm getting."
- Patrice Leconte
(Related: Ideas, Trying)

"Working with a bunch of actors is like trying to tune each violin."
- Patrice Leconte
(Related: Actors, Trying)

"When I was in high school, I became interested in cytochemistry: chemical analysis under the microscope, and trying to understand the composition of cells."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: School, Trying)

"I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised."
- Amy Lee
(Related: Mom, Drama, Kitchen, Police, Queen, Relatives, Trying)

"I prefer to think of myself as a musician who is still learning and trying to do something every time out."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Time, Learning, Trying)

"I guess, we were people who just dedicated to trying to get better."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: People, Trying)

"I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking, entertaining films. I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people, from music, novels, the streets."
- Spike Lee
(Related: Music, Thought, People, Culture, Trying)

"When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Love, People, Act, Pleasure, Security, Sense, Theatre, Trying)

"Everybody I talked to - from my friends to my family and some of the players - really gave me a lot of support from the start. And that certainly made me feel good about trying to come back and be one of the best again."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Family, Friends, Support, Trying)

"I'm not trying to overcome my father or fill his shoes or reach any kind of level that he did. We're talking about a Mozart of rock music."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Music, Father, Talking, Trying)

"I'm trying to use the language of today to express a general existential crisis that I think the world and I are going through."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Crisis, Language, Today, Trying, World)

"I'm not that in control of myself that I could be specific about exactly the way I'm doing everything as it happens. I'm just trying my best."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Control, Trying)

"Putting out commercial pieces and promoting them and trying to sell them to people is not necessarily what it means to be an artist."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: People, Artist, Trying)

"I spend my time trying to figure art out. I was brought up to believe that the way one processes information is by making it into art. That's how I live my life."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Art, Life, Time, Information, Trying)

"The file is a gzipped tar file. Your browser is playing tricks with you and trying to be smart."
- Rasmus Lerdorf
(Related: Trying)

"Of course, we didn't survive to play all the way through the '90s, so I can say that - as I said, everybody in the band was aware of this, and we trying to figure out ways to make it different."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Play, Trying)

"The team is very enthusiastic - everyone is trying hard to do their best, and everyone is putting a lot of effort in to moving forward and getting the right results and it's a very good, close-knit team."
- David Leslie
(Related: Effort, Results, Right, Trying)

"So I started to learn Russian and I was one of those probably way too eager, annoying young actor kids who was trying to change all my lines to Russian, much to the dismay of the director and Nic Cage."
- Jared Leto
(Related: Change, Actor, Kids, Trying)

"I'm just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious."
- David Letterman
(Related: Trying, Unconscious)

"No man was ever eloquent by trying to be eloquent, but only by being so."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Being, Man, Trying)

"So I think it's - what was important to me is that I found that I can't change the fact that people already have made an opinion about me. But I don't think that should stop me from trying to correct some of the misperceptions that are out there."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Change, People, Fact, Opinion, Trying)

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

"I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back."
- Richard Lewis
(Related: Help, Therapy, Trying)

"The foreign press seems obsessed with the Freedom Tower, as if it was the only thing going on here. In fact, we're trying to keep a huge juggling act in balance, with the tower as just one of the many balls in play."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Act, Balance, Fact, Freedom, Play, Press, Trying)

"The gay community just recognizes what their closets are and we straight have to spend years trying to figure out which closet we are trapped in."
- Judith Light
(Related: Community, Gay, Trying, Years)

"But I've been there and done that. I'm not trying to prove anything to anybody, and if somebody wants me to come, if they can afford what I ask, it's not as much as Madonna makes; not that I want what Madonna makes, but I was saying."
- Abbey Lincoln
(Related: Saying, Trying, Want)

"When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Trying)

"I lost a year or two in there, trying to get films financed that I didn't know would never get financing."
- Richard Linklater
(Related: Trying)

"At school I was always trying to con my teachers into letting me act out book reports instead of writing them."
- Laura Linney
(Related: Act, School, Teachers, Trying, Writing)

"St. Louis is more humid. But after a while, the heat started taking a toll on us, so we started rotating a little more up front trying to stay fresh out here."
- Leonard Little
(Related: Trying)

"We'd play at the Ambassador's house for an invited group of dignitaries from the government that might have gone to school in America; to the U.S. Consulate that invites certain people that they're trying to target."
- Bob Livingston
(Related: Government, People, America, Play, School, Trying)

"We spend more time developing means of escaping our troubles than we do solving the troubles we're trying to escape from."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Time, Trying)

"There's nothing masculine about being competitive. There's nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do, nor is there anything wrong with it. I don't know why a female athlete has to defend her femininity just because she chooses to play sports."
- Rebecca Lobo
(Related: Sports, Being, Femininity, Nothing, Play, Trying, Wrong)

"I'm not about trying to be out here fighting and shooting, stabbing and, you know, all that crap, man."
- Tone Loc
(Related: Fighting, Man, Trying)

"I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment."
- John Locke
(Related: Trying)

"I'm making a record that's half stripped down acoustic which is the way I perform a lot and half of it is very produced. It's really hard to keep music simple but I was trying to keep it simple and focus on one or two instruments and vocals."
- Lisa Loeb
(Related: Music, Focus, Trying)

"When we were first offered a book deal prior to Avon's, they were trying to get us to change it from the first-person story into a how-to book, and they were offering us some decent money. My agent told me; "you should really consider this"."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Change, Money, First, Trying)

"I think that you have to present an image that is... true to you, and... the way you would like to be perceived, so I think that through the years I've worked really hard at trying to create an image that is true to me."
- Kristanna Loken
(Related: Present, Trying, Years)

"The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."
- Jack London
(Related: Time, Man, Trying, Waste)

"The point I'm trying to make is, I'm really quite neutral. I have not been conditioned."
- John Lone
(Related: Trying)

"I am not trying to give an image of a fairytale, perfect, everything else, I am just being myself."
- Rebecca Loos
(Related: Being, Trying)

"I just knew that was what I wanted to do. I was going to perform as a singer; I was going to perform as a dancer, and I was, you know, going to do movies and be an actress. I was going to do it or die trying. That's what my life was."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Life, Movies, Trying)

"I surrounded myself with women when I was growing up because I had this horrible psycho father. Now I'm trying to really appreciate and like men more."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Men, Women, Father, Growing up, Now, Trying)

"I don't feel like I'm on a mission. I'm trying to play music that I like to play and like to listen to."
- Lyle Lovett
(Related: Music, Mission, Play, Trying)

"The '80s were about trying to establish myself as an actor with a career. And being a teenager enjoying the fruits of being successful with lots of what I think is appropriate for that age."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Age, Successful, Actor, Being, Career, Trying)

"Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present."
- George Lucas
(Related: History, Time, People, Past, Present, School, Trying)

"But it's a blessing to be so successful within a year; it's the greatest feeling in the world, making money and doing the things that I'm doing, and I definitely trying to continue doing what I'm doing."
- Ludacris
(Related: Money, Successful, Feeling, Trying, World)

"Because we have so much eye candy and mind candy, spending so much time trying to pay the rent, all of this conspires to keep us from thinking too hard or taking action from that. Our time is stolen. So much of our daily life is stolen."
- Lydia Lunch
(Related: Life, Time, Action, Eye, Mind, Thinking, Trying)

"Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve."
- Robert Lynd
(Related: People, Trying)

"I'm trying to lead a good Christian life, so there ain't too much spicy to tell about me."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Life, Christian, Spicy, Trying)

"Every day I am trying to improve my life."
- Alicia Machado
(Related: Life, Day, Trying)

"Some researchers sensibly suggest that rather than worrying too much about which programs our children are watching, we should concentrate on trying to reduce the total amount of time they spend in front of the screen."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Time, Children, Trying)

"It's very trying on a marriage when you're doing a one hour show, week after week after week. You don't have enough time for people that maybe you should have top priority."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Marriage, Time, People, Trying)

"No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Thought, Knowledge, Ideas, May, Trying)

"The criminal is trying to solve his immediate problems."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Problems, Trying)

"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Music, Trying, Words)

"It is very much the theme of our President, President Thabo Mbeki, whose passion is for Africa to work together, and for Africans to get up and do things for us. We are trying as women to do things for ourselves."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Women, Work, Passion, President, Trying)

"I'm a rapper trying to be an actor."
- Method Man
(Related: Actor, Trying)

"You cannot make a socialist revolution without really trying."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Revolution, Trying)

"I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living, but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it. And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed, and you're going to hear it in the music."
- Aimee Mann
(Related: Music, Motivation, Greed, Living, Thinking, Trying)

"There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Life, Fear, Alcohol, Drugs, Personality, Trying)

"I would go visit my mom on Sundays, and my brother was working on stuff. I'd go in there and sing a little melody, then we started working with words and the next thing you know it was just born organically without really trying."
- Taryn Manning
(Related: Mom, Brother, Trying, Visit, Words)

"These people are artists. These people are musicians. They're taking it out and trying to express it that way."
- Marilyn Manson
(Related: People, Artists, Musicians, Trying)

"Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'"
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Home, Time, Trying)

"I look back at old photographs and videotapes, and I go, Who was I trying to be? Who was I doing this for?"
- Marla Maples
(Related: Old, Trying)

"In trying to scramble out of a hole, it sometimes digs it deeper."
- Wellington Mara
(Related: Trying)

"Part of the challenge of Most Wanted is trying to become the most notorious street racer on the pavement."
- Josie Maran
(Related: Challenge, Trying)

"Always when I directed the play, I was always trying to cast people not who were necessarily like the characters, but people who I felt had the essential component that the character had, some kind of soul for it."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Soul, People, Character, Play, Trying)

"The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Life, Trying, Waste)

"I don't want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I'm not trying to replace him. The record is there and damn right I want to break it, but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth."
- Roger Maris
(Related: Right, Trying, Want)

"If we fight our enemy using the same inhumane and morally bankrupt techniques that we are trying to stop, we will simply become what we have beheld."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Enemy, Fight, Trying, Will)

"Left wing, right wing, I am wingless and tired of trying to fly. Here comes the ground."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Right, Trying)

"If you're going to use standards as criteria for signing musicians, you can sign thousands. If you're going to use some sort of conceptual interpretation that's based on the tradition of those standards, but is trying to move away from it, you're down to about 10 people or so."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: People, Musicians, Tradition, Trying)

"What I was trying to convey there was the kind of waste land that was left after the war. It was a bit like one always thinks of war, you know, stark scenery and no birds, no trees, no leaves, nothing living. And just emptiness."
- George Martin
(Related: War, Birds, Land, Living, Nothing, Trees, Trying, Waste)

"Every weekend we've been trying to go out of town, to let people know about this album. I've been trying to host parties. It's hard, because it's a lot of work to do both."
- Angie Martinez
(Related: Work, People, Trying, Weekend)

"I intend to live forever, or die trying."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Trying)

"At times I experience hardship in trying to find the proper point of balance between traditional things and my own personality."
- Princess Masako
(Related: Experience, Balance, Hardship, Personality, Trying)

"We're looking to help our guitar buddies do their thing while at the same time we try to create something we might enjoy listening to ourselves. If anything we are trying to develop a vocabulary so we can converse more fluidly."
- Pat Mastelotto
(Related: Time, Guitar, Help, Listening, Trying, Vocabulary)

"I can't even say I've begun yet, but I'm trying on the idea that there is a book in my future."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Idea, Future, Trying)

"Or if I have my head in the results, I can't work with what I have, because I'm trying to force something to happen. And with singing, any time you force it, you tighten up. If you tighten up, you're screwed, nothing will work."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Time, Work, Force, Nothing, Results, Singing, Trying, Will)

"I tell my staff, we're riding a tour bus around, and we're going to stop and look at some weird stuff - but we're taking our viewers around safely. They're just looking out the window at it. I'm trying to create a sense of comfort for my center audience."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Comfort, Sense, Trying)

"It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: People, Fact, Old, Trying)

"I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now I'm spending years of my life trying to get away from it."
- Brian May
(Related: Life, Building, Now, Queen, Trying, Years)

"The military is trying very hard right now to put a better face on Guantanamo, and I think they actually have tried to rid some of the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: Abuse, Extreme, Military, Now, Right, Trying)

"When you've got eight or nine or ten cables running around with someone trying to operate them, it's too much."
- Peter Mayhew
(Related: Running, Trying)

"That's how easy baseball was for me. I'm not trying to brag or anything, but I had the knowledge before I became a professional baseball player to do all these things and know what each guy would hit."
- Willie Mays
(Related: Knowledge, Baseball, Trying)

"The one thing that's closest to my story is the thing about trying out for the juvenile delinquent role and getting it. That was the start of my acting career... which I've resumed, by the way."
- Paul Mazursky
(Related: Acting, Career, Trying)

"On 'don't ask, don't tell' I was always the same. I said we needed a complete review of the impact on morale and battle effectiveness of 'don't ask, don't tell' before we repeal it. That's my position now. Now they're trying to ram through a repeal without a - any kind of really realistic survey done."
- John McCain
(Related: Battle, Now, Trying)

"The important aspect as we look at this budget, and as we look at previous budgets, is the budget system - what I'm trying to get at is changing budgeting itself in Wisconsin."
- Scott McCallum
(Related: Budgets, Trying)

"I am trying to send directions out and keep control of state government for the final month."
- Scott McCallum
(Related: Government, Control, State, Trying)

"I saw that Meryl Streep said, I just want to do my job well. And really, that's all I'm ever trying to do."
- Paul McCartney
(Related: Job, Trying, Want)

"I was in the room with, you know, more than a dozen Republicans trying to negotiate the stimulus. Most of them decided the politics of the situation meant they should walk away, even if it wasn't responsible in terms of what our country needed right then."
- Claire McCaskill
(Related: Politics, Country, Republicans, Right, Trying)

"My wife and I have spent half our lives, half our adult lives, trying to save special parts of California."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Wife, Trying)

"Well, perhaps the greatest achievement, and we didn't know it at the time, was we held an Earth Day in 1970, and out of that Earth Day a lot of students got involved in saving the environment, or trying to."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Time, Achievement, Day, Earth, Environment, Students, Trying)

"I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I'm trying to pull out of the ground that doesn't want to come out? I know I'll win."
- Matthew McConaughey
(Related: Love, Science, Art, Rules, Trying, Want)

"The shows are either 11 or 22 minutes and they move pretty quickly, and that's part of the charm of them - so it was just trying to keep that in mind and keep the energy of the story moving, even though we were dealing with a longer format."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Charm, Energy, Mind, Pretty, Trying)

"So what I do is supervise the boarding process trying to get the shows the way I'd like them to be. And in some cases I've completely redone a board myself even though I'm not credited for it."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Trying)

"I like to do little obsessed losers, or people who are in over their head, or people who are trying to figure stuff out, or guys whose girlfriends leave them and they don't quite get it. Guys who just don't quite get it."
- Bruce McCulloch
(Related: People, Girlfriends, Trying)

"I work very hard on the writing, writing and rewriting and trying to weed out the lumber."
- David McCullough
(Related: Work, Trying, Writing)

"I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film, but if you do your job well, you can make people believe that you're the character you're trying to be."
- Frances McDormand
(Related: People, Character, Film, Job, Trying)

"My whole life I've been trying to prove I'm not just yesterday."
- Roddy McDowall
(Related: Life, Trying, Yesterday)

"But again, I put in my time with Marvel and DC so there was that period of my life of trying to learn how to draw and tell stories in a proper fashion."
- Todd McFarlane
(Related: Life, Time, Fashion, Trying)

"I'm tired of trying to get other people to see into my brain. I'm done."
- Todd McFarlane
(Related: People, Trying)

"That became a big time in comic books because it's when people were starting to break out into independent stuff, the market was getting choked with speculators and everybody was trying to do their own trick covers."
- Todd McFarlane
(Related: Time, People, Books, Trying)

"That was my fear, which is why when I was took over a book, I was always trying to tweak it a little bit so that it looked like I was trying to add something instead of keeping the status quo."
- Todd McFarlane
(Related: Fear, Trying)

"Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone."
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Hair, Sisters, Trying)

"It was a place that is trying to destroy the individual by every means possible; trying to break his spirit, so that he accepts that he is No. 6 and will live there happily as No. 6 for ever after. And this is the one rebel that they can't break."
- Patrick McGoohan
(Related: Spirit, Trying, Will)

"Country radio went through a time where they were trying to pigeonhole everybody, and trying to make the gap really narrow, and I think that they've opened that up a little bit."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Time, Country, Trying)

"So, no, I'm not trying to crack into Hollywood, although I'll make films there if they're good scripts."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Hollywood, Trying)

"I am playing with the assumptions that we have in our everyday life when we are tripped up or fooled and we learn something, that makes things exciting - I am having fun with that stuff, but you have to manage it so it doesn't get too cute, that's what I trying to work toward."
- Jim McKay
(Related: Life, Work, Cute, Fun, Trying)

"I tend to discourage people from calling me 'Sir Ian,' because I don't like being separated out from the rest of the population. Of course, it can be useful if you're writing an official letter, like trying to get a visa or something passed through Parliament. They're impressed by these things."
- Ian McKellen
(Related: People, Being, Parliament, Population, Rest, Trying, Writing)

"It's a Fox thing, the bad-boy image. They're trying to type me out. There are worse things in life, you know. I'm just really excited about the opportunity."
- Ben McKenzie
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Trying)

"Everybody is just at the start of this huge process of trying to unravel what's going on with the 4,400, where they've been and why they're back and what they're trying to do with us in the present. And we're trying to work out what messages they're sending us."
- Jacqueline McKenzie
(Related: Work, Present, Trying)

"Ever since I came to Congress in 1992, there are those who have been trying to silence my voice. I've been told to "sit down and shut up" over and over again. Well, I won't sit down and I won't shut up until the full and unvarnished truth is placed before the American people."
- Cynthia McKinney
(Related: Truth, People, American, Congress, Silence, Trying, Voice)

"Trying to force creativity is never good."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Creativity, Force, Trying)

"Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band. It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric, really. It's that question of trying to be immortal."
- Malcolm Mclaren
(Related: Question, Trying)

"Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Age, Anxiety, Job, Result, Today, Tools, Trying, Yesterday)

"I'm trying to get the record that I made at my birthday party last year, trying to get that out, and the lawyers are diddling around with it and it probably won't be out until next year. I don't know."
- Marian McPartland
(Related: Birthday, Lawyers, Party, Trying)

"Again, like I said, we're not trying to censor anyone. If you think drugs are cool, fine. Make that movie. We are not going to stop you, or try to stop you, but we would encourage other people to be a bit more responsible about their portrayal of drug usage."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: People, Drugs, Trying)

"The stated mission at the time was simply to use the influence of the entertainment industry to do an accurate portrayal of drug and alcohol abuse. We all admit that we're not trying to censor anybody."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Entertainment, Influence, Mission, Trying)

"I was listening to all those lyrics and trying to take in everything that was happening. I was completely excited. It was one of the greatest times that I had listening to music."
- Jay McShann
(Related: Music, Listening, Trying)

"It really comes down to Mick. He's the one who was constantly trying to get these five people in one room together. This is his love, his baby. It's his band, and there's nothing more he loves to do than get up on stage and play with us."
- Christine McVie
(Related: Love, People, Baby, Nothing, Play, Trying)

"I spent my time trying to understand grand jury procedure - a topic about which I never before had the slightest interest."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Time, Interest, Jury, Trying)

"Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization. I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Winning, African, Republican, Republicans, Today, Trying, Vote, Wrong)

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people, than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
- Bernard Meltzer
(Related: People, Friends, Months, Trying, Years)

"I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Government, Time, Evil, Trying, Waste)

"All I know is that I operate by going out to each of them and trying to learn the territory in which they operate. My language to each of them has to suit their brain."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Language, Trying)

"I'm on this search trying to figure out exactly who I am and what I have to say to people."
- Natalie Merchant
(Related: People, Trying)

"Before trying a novel I wrote a couple of plays."
- James Merrill
(Related: Trying)

"25 years later, you know, I haven't really put too much emphasis on any kind of individual goal, other than trying to win any particular night, trying to find a way to do that."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Goal, Night, Trying, Years)

"Art doesn't just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things."
- Nicholas Meyer
(Related: Art, Accident, Trying)

"I'm confident being at Universal, which is a great home for me, 'cause they understand what I'm trying to do."
- Pras Michel
(Related: Home, Being, Trying)

"Parents today are under a lot of stress, sometimes working two jobs just to make ends meet. They're trying to find day care for their kids and elder care for their own parents. The Federal Government shouldn't add to their worries by not living up to its obligations."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Government, Care, Day, Jobs, Kids, Living, Parents, Stress, Today, Trying)

"Well, all the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Emotion, Trying)

"Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Love, Roses, Trying)

"President Bush gave his first-ever presidential radio address in both English and Spanish. Reaction was mixed, however, as people were trying to figure out which one was which."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: People, English, First, President, Trying)

"The administration is using the devastation of Hurricane Katrina to cut the wages of people desperately trying to rebuild their lives and their communities."
- George Miller
(Related: People, Trying, Wages)