Top 673 Battle Quotes

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“Once it gets to two strikes, it’s time to battle, put something in play, and try to get the job done.”

― Aaron Judge

“We will win the battle for Africa, which is in effect a battle for Humanity.”

― Abdoulaye Wade

“In America, we have always taken it as an article of faith that we ‘battle’ cancer; we attack it with knives, we poison it with chemotherapy or we blast it with radiation. If we are fortunate, we ‘beat’ the cancer. If not, we are posthumously praised for having ‘succumbed after a long battle.’”

― Abraham Verghese

“I think that battle that you have almost never goes away. You’re always questioning and hoping that stuff goes a certain way, that you get a certain reaction.”

― Adam Cole

“In the battle for Kobane on the Syrian border, everyone talks about the enemy – IS – and the frightening ideas that drive them. No one talks about the Kurdish defenders and what inspires them.”

― Adam Curtis

“When communism collapsed in 1989, the big story that had been hardwired into citizens of western countries – that of the global battle against a distant dark and evil force – came to an abrupt end.”

― Adam Curtis

“With the first ‘Hatchet,’ I had an epic battle with the ratings board. They kept giving the movie an NC-17. There is absolutely no way that movie should have gotten an NC-17. All the gore in it is so ridiculous and over-the-top that you can’t take it seriously.”

― Adam Green

“The city fought a $300 million, 18-year war on graffiti. New York Mayor John Lindsay declared war in 1972, and the battle for the transit system came later.”

― Adam Mansbach

“The battle against terrorism is not only a military fight but primarily a battle of information.”

― Ahmed Chalabi

“Most Saiyans are born with a talent for battle, but they still need to be taught the trick behind flying and stuff like that.”

― Akira Toriyama

“We’ve got to win this battle, and we will. We have to win the peace.”

― Al D’Amato

“You need fighters like me to battle, because frankly The New York Times and the Washington Post are not going to fight the fights that I do.”

― Al Goldstein

“A sweaty Macbeth with blood on his arms coming in fresh from the battle doesn’t interest me.”

― Alan Cumming

“I started to itch to do a play again and ‘Macbeth’ came to the surface in my mind. I never thought I would do it in a conventional way. A sweaty Macbeth with blood on his arms coming in fresh from the battle doesn’t interest me.”

― Alan Cumming

“The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag, it was sadly the Stars and Stripes.”

― Alan Keyes

“We have these ambitions that are very hard to accomplish because life puts us in our place. We have this battle with mediocrity.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“Good spectator sports share certain fundamentals. Their competitors battle head-to-head. Their winners are determined objectively: fastest runner, most points. They are refereed, not judged.”

― Alex Berenson

“I think the future of journalism is going to be a battle between caution and recklessness. And I think a little bit of recklessness is a good thing, as some of the WikiLeaks cables proved.”

― Alex Gibney

“I think that’s the great thing about the NFL. You’re out there, and there are very few perennials. It’s a battle every single year. You can go first to worst, worst to first.”

― Alex Smith

“There’s never enough time to shoot battle scenes or fight scenes. It always feels rushed. Anytime horses are involved, it eats up time like crazy.”

― Alexander Dreymon

“The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.”

― Alexis de Tocqueville

“For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.”

― Alice Walker

“Fighting the ongoing war in your day-to-day life, everybody has their battle going on that nobody else knows about.”

― Alissa White-Gluz

“Though not the longest battle in history – that was Verdun – Stalingrad was certainly the most pitiless, an adjective that reappears regularly in Mr. Beevor’s classic work.”

― Alistair Horne

“We had our first meeting yesterday, and we just laughed all the way through, so if we can bottle that, then I’ll be happy. We just get on, and that’s half the battle.”

― Allan Carr

“Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“For those who are fighters rather than defeatists, a battle is over when it’s impossible to win.”

― Ana Kasparian

“You go into battle with your strengths.”

― Anand Mahindra

“That is the only way to survive in the Premier League. Every game is a battle, whether you’re playing the top team or the one at the bottom of the table.”

― Andre Schurrle

“Going through a long legal battle is not what you sign up for as a fighter.”

― Andre Ward

“I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“If there’s a silver bullet in the battle to recapture Albany, it is the re-engagement of our citizens. This capital has become a physical metaphor for the isolation and alienation of our people.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.”

― Andrew Jackson

“I started working at Bravo in 2005, when I was offered a job by Lauren Zalaznick, the network’s chairman. She encouraged me to start a blog. I wrote behind-the-scenes gossip about ‘Battle of the Network Reality Stars,’ the first show I took on as head of current programming.”

― Andy Cohen

“The people that elected Donald Trump are Americans. They are every bit as entitled to weigh in on who should lead as any of us. The fact that they disagree with the values some of us hold dear is the point – America has always been about a battle of ideas that plays out over time.”

― Andy Dunn

“All the arts are predominantly national, and therefore the Australian Film Commission should be funding us. The battle gets more and more vicious each year.”

― Ann Macbeth

“She represented the distilled essence of the battle between the sexes.”

― Anne Edwards

“For the entire state of Georgia, having the premiere of Gone With the Wind on home ground was like winning the Battle of Atlanta 75 years late.”

― Anne Edwards

“When I used to teach civil procedure as a law professor, I would begin the year by telling my students that ‘civil procedure is the etiquette of ritualized battle.’ The phrase, which did not originate with me, captured the point that peaceful, developed societies resolve disputes by law rather than by force.”

― Anne-Marie Slaughter

“Since woman’s rights have come up a young woman is better able to fight her own battle.”

― Anthony Trollope

“The story is also about the battle between Arthur and the Saxons. The Saxons were destroying everything they came across and Arthur was left when Rome was falling because this movie takes place in 400 A.D.”

― Antoine Fuqua

“The battle of getting better is never ending.”

― Antonio Brown

“I’m not looking for a battle with anybody, neither the council nor our labor partners.”

― Antonio Villaraigosa

“The vital thing for me is to integrate the history from above with the history from below because only in that way can you show the true consequences of the decisions of Hitler or Stalin or whomever on the ordinary civilians caught up in the battle.”

― Antony Beevor

“The most enduring battle is between head and heart; what would be efficient and logical is nearly always trumped by what is messy and illogical.”

― Antonya Nelson

“Navigating a battle between partisan, progressive organizing and decentralized petition drives is, at bottom, like trying to choose between the Democratic Party and democracy. The ideas are on different planes.”

― Ari Melber

“If the chemistry between me and the artist is good, then that’s half the battle.”

― Ariel Rechtshaid

“A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.”

― Aristide Briand

“Every game is a new battle.”

― Arjen Robben

“I’m battling cancer. It’s another battle I intend to win.”

― Arlen Specter

“The battle is on, and nothing less than the soul of America is at stake.”

― Arthur C. Brooks

“Whither depart the souls of the brave that die in the battle, Die in the lost, lost fight, for the cause that perishes with them?”

― Arthur Hugh Clough

“As a writer, I have to go to a different place now. As a person… I want to step off whatever this stage is that I have been given. The argument has been made, the battle remains to be fought – and that requires a different set of skills.”

― Arundhati Roy

“It’s a constant battle being a plus-size designer.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“My first memory of Umbro was when I refused to take off my orange and purple Umbro checkerboard shorts for church at five years old. I won that battle, and that drive to express myself and stay true to myself, even as a kid, is why I’m so excited about my partnership with Umbro.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“To be very honest, my reason for getting away from ‘Pepsi Battle of the Bands’ was because I was on tour. I wanted to be on tour, and the amount I was asking for, they said that they couldn’t pay it.”

― Atif Aslam

“That the caste system must be abolished if the Hindu society is to be reconstructed on the basis of equality, goes without saying. Untouchability has its roots in the caste system. They cannot expect the Brahmins to rise in revolt against the caste system. Also we cannot rely upon the non-Brahmins and ask them to fight our battle.”

― B. R. Ambedkar

“I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the President. I know what it means to send young Americans into battle, for I have held in my arms the mothers and fathers of those who didn’t return. I’ve shared the pain of families who’ve lost their homes, and the frustration of workers who’ve lost their jobs.”

― Barack Obama

“Christianity affects your whole life. I feel I’m more competitive, a better player, but off the field is where there is always a battle.”

― Barry Sanders

“Actually I don’t mind the gym when I get there, but I hate the psychological battle I have to go through to get there.”

― Ben Miller

“What can we learn from the battle between data and design? What can we learn from the relationship between Google and Apple? Clearly no one school of thought is right: Apple and Google are both wildly successful and profitable companies that changed the world.”

― Ben Parr

“Sending our young men and women into battle is perhaps the most serious course of action a Nation can undertake.”

― Bennie Thompson

“Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.”

― Bernard Law Montgomery

“I’m so American that I had grandfathers who actually fought a battle against each other.”

― Betty Parsons

“I think we’re probably more unified than ever before because we’re in a battle for survival. Not only for survival as the Republican Party, but survival of the check and balance system in our government.”

― Bill Scott

“It’s a real uphill challenge to battle the white-guyness.”

― Billy Gibbons

“In 1984, I managed Walter Mondale’s campaign for president. Mondale won the nomination after a bruising battle with Colorado Senator Gary Hart and Reverend Jesse Jackson.”

― Bob Beckel

“I salute South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Lindsey Graham for their calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the Statehouse.”

― Bob Beckel

“It’s always an uphill battle. You know, I’m a Republican in Maryland. This is the bluest of the blue.”

― Bob Ehrlich

“As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.”

― Bob Marley

“I’m like a fire hose when the alarm goes off in a battle against a woman. Don’t ever count me out.”

― Bobby Riggs

“Persistence is half the battle. That’s what I love about independent movies. They don’t have to be made. There’s no studio with an agenda to set up a franchise like ‘Batman’ or to make a vehicle for a celebrity actor. My films are made because I love the process.”

― Brad Anderson

“I have three boys. Sometimes my wife and I really have to battle to keep video games from encroaching.”

― Brad Bird

“I’ve done a number of things in the spirit of employee motivation. I tend to be a storyteller and a student of history. I often tell stories of great battles, like the battle of Thermopylae, to inspire teams who face what appear to be insurmountable odds.”

― Brad D. Smith

“We have to make sure we control who enters our country. And we have to sustain and increase our efforts to fight the terrorists at their source, both on the ground and in the battle for hearts and minds.”

― Brad Schneider

“Uber, and Airbnb to a different extent, implemented the same battle plan. Bezos is an investor in both companies and, to some degree, has relationships with both CEOs. It is not a surprise that they are heirs to Amazon.”

― Brad Stone

“Anyone that goes to battle goes to battle knowing the mindset and tactics of their enemies.”

― Brad Thor

“It’s depicted in comics as, like, this gung-ho, ‘Let’s die in battle, in glory’ idea, because that’s just the genre we’re in. But that’s not what war really is.”

― Brian Azzarello

“Ali vs. Stevenson would have served as a symbolic battle between the United States and Cuba, capitalism and communism: Castro’s values instilled in his boxers pitted against the values of ‘merchandise’ boxers from the rest of the world.”

― Brin-Jonathan Butler

“It’s a battle to be seen in the world of advertisers and in the world of business as a serious force.”

― Brit Hume

“We read of the courageous march south to battle the Confederate Army by the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Unlike their white counterparts, they understood from the beginning that they would be offered no quarter if captured alive.”

― Burgess Owens

“Freedom is a lonely battle, but if the United States doesn’t lead it – sometimes imperfectly, but mostly with honor – who will?”

― Cal Thomas

“When I lived in Nashville, Tanya Tucker and people like that were coming up, and I’m sure that Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette were going, ‘What’s that noise? That’s not country.’ It’s always been this battle where whoever comes up behind the reigning stars isn’t country enough. There really is a lot more crossover now.”

― Callie Khouri

“I’ve dealt with a lot of couples over the years, and most cite the battle for closet and bathroom space as one of the most frequent causes of marital discord.”

― Candice Olson

“What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will surely be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy’s doubts is invincible.”

― Cao Cao

“I think that what we do out on the field is oftentimes a little bit better than what men do. I don’t think that we flop around as much. I think we’re tough. I mean, I’ve got battle wounds on my legs from the turf and sliding. And we’re gritty. And we’re feisty. And I think that I would never back down from a guy.”

― Carli Lloyd

“I felt like power meant that you had to be engaged in a certain kind of struggle by force of movement and battle – and that’s very exhausting. Now, power is more about certainty and stillness and realizing that the infrastructures that we gather around and worship are the least powerful things.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“I’m fighting a losing battle here: I’m trying to lose some weight. I love chocolate; that’s one of my biggest downfalls. I haven’t gotten a whole lot of chocolate, thank goodness, because I’d probably be about 300 pounds.”

― Carrie Underwood

“I’m a tomboy at heart, and I’ve got the battle wounds to prove it!”

― Cassie Scerbo

“There’s no limit to what you can accomplish, but there’s always someone one step ahead of you, so it’s a constant uphill battle.”

― Catherine Mary Stewart

“Every morning is a battle between the superego and the id, and I am a mere foot soldier with mud and a snooze button on her shield.”

― Catherynne M. Valente

“In the battle of Kunu-ri, more than 5,000 American soldiers were killed, wounded or taken as prisoners of war. Ninety percent of my unit was killed.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“If you get a chance to play with great players, that’s half the battle.”

― Charles Barkley

“France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“Christianity has always seemed to fight a losing battle against race.”

― Charles Hamilton Houston

“In the ’90s, there was always this continuous pitting of women against each other in the media, trying to make them battle it out.”

― Charli XCX

“Usually in a battle sequence when a bomb is going off, you forget you’re acting.”

― Charlie Sheen

“Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.”

― Che Guevara

“Our first gig was a battle of the bands. We did 45 minutes of comedy and never played a note – and we won!”

― Cheech Marin

“There is a battle between me and Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei. We always do our best.”

― Chen Long

“My definition, a definition in the drill books from the time that General Von Steuben wrote the regulations for General George Washington, the definition of the object of military training is success in battle… It wouldn’t be any sense to have a military organization on the backs of the American taxpayers with any other definition.”

― Chesty Puller

“Nigerian politics has been, since the military dictatorships, largely non-ideological. Rather than a battle of ideas, it is about who can pump in the most money and buy the most access.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“The Mahabharata might have been a great and heroic battle, but there are no winners. The losers, of course, lose.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“I have a tendency toward the pleasures of the flesh. It’s a battle for me, as far as weight and things like that. But I’m curbing them because I want to continue to do comedy, and the two don’t mix. So I try to fight those demons.”

― Chris Farley

“I love that Viking era, but also they’re a fatalistic people and that dictated their fearlessness in battle and approach to life.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“I don’t like karaoke. But maybe that’s why I’m so perfect for ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ because I get to still hear the song I love and watch the performances that I love without having to hear someone sing.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“It is against this concept of the sovereign state, a state isolated by protectionism and militarism, that internationalism must now engage in decisive battle.”

― Christian Lous Lange

“Urbanites may picture farmers as hip heritage-pig breeders returning to the land, or a struggling rural underclass waging a doomed battle to hang on to their patrimony as agribusiness moves in. But these stereotypes are misleading.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“Our battle over the size of the state overlooks a problem that is just as important and that may be easier to muster the collective will to resolve: how effective government is, regardless of its scale.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“My father fought in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge.”

― Chuck Norris

“When a battle for suffrage is conducted, it should only be conducted according to socialist principles, and therefore with the demand of universal suffrage for women and men.”

― Clara Zetkin

“The battle is long, but that’s football, sport.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“My secret pleasure is painting these little mini figures that you send into battle – they’re called Warhammer figures. It’s the nerdiest thing in the world, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s relaxing; that’s the main reason I do it.”

― Cole Sprouse

“In the heat of the battle, it’s always different than when you go back and look at it on film.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”

― Colin Powell

“’L.A. Law’ has been a bit of a blessing and a curse. First of all, it was a very prestigious show that had a lot of intellect, and I was the pretty boy. I’ve had to battle that my whole career: ‘Oh, you were the face guy. You didn’t really have to act; you just had to wear the right suits.’ I had to battle that.”

― Corbin Bernsen

“It’s difficult. I’m a single parent now, and I’m having such a battle to see my kids on a daily basis. It’s so hard.”

― Craig Bellamy

“If I missed a game, that meant I was losing the battle. I’m not going to let leukemia affect me.”

― Craig Sager

“To battle the odds – loss of interest, no funding, discouragement – requires someone who doesn’t give up.”

― Craig Zadan

“It may be that the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong – but that is the way to bet.”

― Cybill Shepherd

“So long as large armies go to battle, so long will the air arm remain their spearhead.”

― Cyril Falls

“It’s a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself.”

― Dale Earnhardt

“Most writers battle with periods of being blocked; it’s almost an occupational hazard. But in the writing of his last and greatest novel, ‘A Passage to India,’ E. M. Forster got stuck for nine years.”

― Damon Galgut

“The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.”

― Damon Runyon

“What battle has ever been won by staying in camp and talking to your fellow soldier?”

― Dana Loesch

“As the knight of the quill never ventured into the fight, and only snuffed the battle afar, he knew nothing accurately of battles, but managed to pick up a few real or supposed incidents from the wounded and from stragglers.”

― Daniel H. Hill

“It’s a big battle to bring quality stuff into theaters across America, for sure.”

― Danny McBride

“My theater has always been a political battle on the stage.”

― Dario Fo

“The ‘Star Wars’ films are known for their exotic aliens, sophisticated robots, sleek technology, and planet-sized battle stations.”

― Dave Itzkoff

“This country owes them all a debt of gratitude. The down payment on that debt is making sure that we live up to Lincoln’s charge: to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”

― Dave Obey

“Being a Labour home secretary in the 21st century means fighting a constant battle against both extreme Right and Left.”

― David Blunkett

“For magazines seeking to extend their reach into podcasting, half the battle is finding members of staff who don’t sound like the kind of people you wouldn’t care to be stuck in a lift with.”

― David Hepworth

“Half the battle with successful podcasts is in the naming; here, the big media owners have a lot to learn from the smaller operators.”

― David Hepworth

“For me, the making of a documentary to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was an intensely personal journey. I was born in February 1940, so I was just six months old as the battle raged overhead.”

― David Jason

“It’s always a battle to play against Diego Costa.”

― David Luiz

“The surprise is half the battle. Many things are half the battle, losing is half the battle. Let’s think about what’s the whole battle.”

― David Mamet

“The thrill, believe me, is as much in the battle as in the victory.”

― David Sarnoff

“When they write about real stuff like my custody battle, that’s no fun. Some things have leaked out about accusations that have gone back and forth and that’s just mean. It’s a tactic.”

― Dean Cain

“When we torture people, even if we win the battle, we’ve already lost the war for hearts and minds. Especially our own.”

― Dean Ornish

“All filmmakers want the option to make another film, to have it not always be such an uphill battle – for it to be our life, our working life.”

― Debra Granik

“I have fought my own battle with depression, and it was important for me to bring a little awareness about it for others.”

― Deepika Padukone

“Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.”

― Democritus

“Maybe for a guy like Zverev or Federer, you could say it’s open a bit. For a guy like me, every match is tough, and I’m going to have to battle it out.”

― Denis Shapovalov

“Aguilar Zinser played a crucial role in the struggle for democracy in Mexico. He was on the right side of that battle, however strident, passionate, and difficult he was.”

― Denise Dresser

“If the Constitution is worth anything, if the Declaration of Independence is worth anything, if the boys who died on the field of battle did not die in vain, fair employment practices are correct and necessary.”

― Dennis Chavez

“Everyone needs to be proactive and know the various warning signs of cancer. Early detection and research to make detection easier at earlier stages, along with the treatments needs, is still a must. I salute all those winning the battle.”

― Dennis Franz

“A romance is a courtship story. In the 19th century, the definition of the romance genre was an escape from daily life that included adventure and love and battle. But in the 20th century, that term changed, and now it’s deemed only a love story, specifically a courtship story.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“The biggest thing in my life – the biggest – is raising dollars to help kids battle cancer.”

― Dick Vitale

“I have won many trophies in my time, but nothing will ever top helping win the battle for peace in my country.”

― Didier Drogba

“Half the battle is that people have to like you before you say one joke, one bit of humor.”

― Don Rickles

“The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on.”

― Dorothy Day

“I don’t want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest. They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better life on land where they can live and work with dignity while respecting the environment.”

― Dorothy Stang

“As cliche as it sounds, I’ve always told myself, ‘Don’t worry about the things you can’t control. Control the things you can control.’ That battle has beat up on me for years.”

― Doug Baldwin

“Balls and strikes are the basic tenet to everything in baseball. From the perspective of hitting, pitching, offense and defense, it’s all about the strike zone and how the battle is waged there between the pitcher and hitter.”

― Doug Harvey

“Too often, the idea seemed to be that the cost of being part of Europe was being less like Britain. So after years of fighting to defend Europe against attacks from the Eurosceptic right, it would be fatal to retreat into the same arguments and begin the battle anew.”

― Douglas Alexander

“The D-Day moniker wasn’t invented for the Allied invasion. The same name had been attached to the date of every planned offensive of World War II. It was first coined during World War I, at the U.S. attack at the Battle of Saint-Mihiel, in France in 1918.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“Once the mass of the defending infantry become possessed of low moral, the battle is as good as lost.”

― Douglas Haig

“The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.”

― Duke of Wellington

“Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.”

― Duke of Wellington

“Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won.”

― Duke of Wellington

“Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.”

― Duke of Wellington

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Pessimism never won any battle.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The twenty minutes or more we spend inside the ring, that’s the fun part. It’s the rest of our lives that’s the real battle – the ruthless backstage politics, the constant traveling, the endless mental and physical aches and pains.”

― Eddie Guerrero

“I belonged to the ‘Point Break’ generation – I watched the original when I was 13 years old. It’s basically the story of the rescue of the human spirit, and we continue to fight that same spiritual battle, but with a political expression.”

― Edgar Ramirez

“I grew up on ‘Battle of the Planets.’”

― Edgar Wright

“’Vikings’ is a very physical, tough show. If you see battle scenes, it’s us doing it. There are so many similar physical elements to WWE.”

― Edge

“Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle.”

― Edmond About

“It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense, and in the most honorable manner.”

― Edward Everett

“That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt; but, in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter.”

― Edward Everett

“Since the Six-Day War, the whole world, which is the real arena of battle between us and the Palestinians, believes that Israel is right in regard to procedure, namely problems and disputes should be solved around the negotiating table.”

― Ehud Barak

“ISIS has never fought a real battle.”

― Ehud Barak

“The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“The battle between craft breweries and big beer stretches back to the 1990s, when the idea of buying a beer brewed by a small, independent brewery first took off.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“My process is messy and non-linear, full of false starts, fidgets, and errands that I suddenly need to run now; it is a battle to get something – anything – down on paper. I doodle in sketchbooks: bits of ideas, fragments of sentences, character names, single lines of dialogue with no context.”

― Ellen Klages

“The battle scenes in ‘Gladiator’ don’t have the exultant lift of Hong Kong period-action pictures like the ‘Once Upon a Time in China’ series, where the fights have the eye-popping panache of dance sequences from a musical.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“No battle is worth fighting except the last one.”

― Enoch Powell

“One of the many, many salutary aspects of Barack Obama’s impending presidential nomination is the sea change his victory marks in the battle for the mind-set of the American foreign policy establishment.”

― Eric Alterman

“You can say battle or war or whatever, but in the end, it’s music. It’s not really violent in intent at all, it’s really just about expression and celebrating that in itself.”

― Eric San

“I’m not here to battle anybody. In the end it’s just an instrument. That shouldn’t be a concept.”

― Eric San

“But to the fighting soldier that phase of the war is behind. It was left behind after his first battle. His blood is up. He is fighting for his life, and killing now for him is as much a profession as writing is for me.”

― Ernie Pyle

“Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.”

― Erwin Rommel

“The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air. This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions.”

― Erwin Rommel

“I could battle rap forever, but it’s a joke to me.”

― Fat Joe

“There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers’ battle with the heavens that cover them.”

― Federico Garcia Lorca

“Sufis teach that we first must battle and destroy the evil within ourselves by shining upon it the good within, and then we learn to battle the evil in others by helping their higher selves gain control of their lower selves.”

― Feisal Abdul Rauf

“A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost.”

― Ferdinand Foch

“How can I wage political battle against a widow who does not mean anyone any harm except only the president himself?”

― Ferdinand Marcos

“For me, in football, everything is possible, and every game is a battle.”

― Fernandinho

“I learned not to fight against the many bad things in football and try to always battle through injuries. That’s one of the most important things I learned.”

― Fernandinho

“To be able to battle is very important.”

― Fernandinho

“Experience acquired in the heroic battle against Batista’s tyranny showed that the enemy, no matter what his strength, could not defeat the Cuban people.”

― Fidel Castro

“Were this not Texas, were there not a state where there were no protections at all and where the law was clear on that, I think CBS and Mary Mapes and Dan Rather and all of us had a very good chance of winning. So this is an ongoing battle about an issue of principle.”

― Floyd Abrams

“I struggled with the pressure of having the successful record after the first record. Second album syndrome. I’m living proof; it’s very real. It was like a psychological battle to be creative. I used to never feel pressure to be creative; it’s always just been a fun thing. And then suddenly it’s my job, and people are asking, ‘Where’s the record?’”

― Flume

“I think we should be encouraged to learn from Columbine and let it be a battle cry for all of us.”

― Foster Friess

“All Americans have benefited from the dedicated service of Representative Henry Waxman. In every battle and in every moment that mattered most, Rep. Waxman stood up for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the wild places we cherish.”

― Frances Beinecke

“One of the big themes – if not the big theme – of ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’ is the battle of the airwaves. I don’t think teenagers really understand the role propaganda has in our lives in terms of politics, advertising, and the general manipulation of imagery.”

― Francis Lawrence

“A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“My understanding is that what was provided was general order of battle information, not operational intelligence. I certainly have no knowledge of US participation in preparing battle and strike packages and doubt strongly that that occurred.”

― Frank Carlucci

“The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent.”

― Frank Herbert

“I became a teacher all right. I wanted to become a teacher because I had a misconception about it. I didn’t know that I’d be going into – when I first became a high school teacher in New York, that I’d be going into a battle zone, and no one prepared me for that.”

― Frank McCourt

“I was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, about 20 miles from Kalamazoo. I lived around there for about seven years. That community is one that I really care about.”

― Frankie Ballard

“Gay marriage is a divisive issue in France, where Fillon has vowed to block adoption by same-sex couples. The battle against Islamism also remains a rallying cry; Fillon’s campaign manifesto is called ‘Conquering Islamic Totalitarianism’.”

― Franklin Foer

“A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.”

― Frederick Douglass

“Suddenly, at about ten o’clock, a dull thud sounded somewhere far away from us, and simultaneously we saw a small white round cloud about half a mile ahead of us where the shrapnel had exploded. The battle had begun.”

― Fritz Kreisler

“The dynamic element in my philosophy, taken as a whole, can be seen as an obstinate and untiring battle against the spirit of abstraction.”

― Gabriel Marcel

“In the game of life, survival is only part of the battle.”

― Gad Saad

“The world remains a very hostile place for women in many corners of the globe. As such, we should all strive to battle such injustices wherever these might occur.”

― Gad Saad

“People do not want words – they want the sound of battle – the battle of destiny.”

― Gamal Abdel Nasser

“It’s a battle between record company, between producer and between mastering engineer. Because the louder you make your record in a digital process, the more dynamics are squished out of it. Nobody knows exactly what happens, but the dynamics in the performance disappear, and everything is at the same volume.”

― Geddy Lee

“I would be willing, yes glad, to see a battle every day during my life.”

― George Armstrong Custer

“An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“When I was playing, there were always lots of teams in contention for the league – Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Leeds. Every week was a big game and a big battle.”

― George Best

“Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.”

― George Orwell

“Our efforts to preserve and protect the Alamo are first and foremost about preserving and protecting the story of the battle itself.”

― George P. Bush

“Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.”

― George S. Patton

“Battle is an orgy of disorder.”

― George S. Patton

“The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives.”

― Georges Bataille

“It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.”

― Gerry Adams

“We may disagree among ourselves, but let us never lose sight of that greater battle for one people, one country, one Philippines.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.”

― Golda Meir

“What is happened in the years since the Second World War is not a temporary truce. It is not simply a ceasefire. Instead of battling with weapons and armaments, people battle only with arguments and ideas.”

― Gordon Brown

“If you know that you’ve given the right upbringing and knowledge to your children, you have already won half the battle.”

― Govinda

“The game of golf doesn’t come rushing back to you. Last week I made a couple of fundamental mistakes that I probably wouldn’t have made in the heat of the battle back when I was in my heyday, and those things have got to come back.”

― Greg Norman

“I really like battle ropes. They’re so versatile; you can get a terrific workout doing a ton of different exercises with them. My clients like them because they’re a good way to get aggression out, too. Had a bad day? Take it out on the ropes!”

― Gunnar Peterson

“During the past few years I have led a sometimes hard battle for German foreign policy.”

― Gustav Stresemann

“A lot of people were ambivalent about Vietnam. Lyndon Johnson in 1964 positioned himself as the peace candidate. Once Johnson sent large amounts of troops into battle in 1965, most Americans were behind the war.”

― H. W. Brands

“The battle in American politics used to be for the middle. Now, it’s all about the building and the intensity of support on the far left and far right wings of both parties. And we have forgotten about the people here in the middle.”

― Hamilton Jordan

“We tend to talk about death as if it is losing a battle, but that assumes living is winning and dying is not.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“I was in World War Two at the battle of Okinawa.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“I grew up playing in lots of physical battles against lots of players. It’s something I enjoy. I’m a big lad myself, so I feel I can handle myself in a battle.”

― Harry Maguire

“Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don’t ever apologize for anything.”

― Harry S Truman

“Eating healthy is a constant battle. I love chips. I’m a huge pasta fan.”

― Hayden Panettiere

“The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.”

― Heinrich Heine

“I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly, and with a woman that is half the battle.”

― Heinrich Heine

“Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.”

― Heinrich Heine

“Whenever in future wars the battle is fought, armored troops will play the decisive role.”

― Heinz Guderian

“You have to win every battle. Every small metre counts, and you have to win your duels. Then you will see you will win the game.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“No one will ever win the battle of the sexes; there’s too much fraternizing with the enemy.”

― Henry Kissinger

“Everything I do, writing, touring, travelling, it all comes from the punk and hardcore attitude, from that expression – from being open to try things but relying on yourself, taking what you have into the battle and making of it what you will, hoping you can figure it out as you go. Make some sense of it.”

― Henry Rollins

“Utilising wit in the thick of battle will be your key to victory.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“A play is a hard thing, particularly in L.A. It’s less expensive than in New York, but there’s also less of a commitment to people doing plays than in New York. So it’s a strange battle.”

― Holly Hunter

“The farmer doesn’t care for the pitchers’ battle that resolves itself into a checkers game. The farmer loves the dramatic, and slugging is more dramatic than even the cleverest pitching.”

― Home Run Baker

“A man who will traduce those who stood with him in battle is not worth much.”

― Howard Fast

“We need to put ourselves in the shoes of our customers. That is my new battle cry. Live and breathe Starbucks the way our customers do.”

― Howard Schultz

“Having marshalled the men in battle order, as shown in the first diagram, you will observe that each party has two ranks of men, on the first of which stand the superior Pieces, and on the next the eight Pawns.”

― Howard Staunton

“I think with Shakespeare you can be required to do absolutely anything at the turn of a sixpence – suddenly you go into a battle, suddenly you utter something passionate.”

― Ian Mckellen

“Everything was always a pretty up and down for me. It’s always been an uphill battle as far as getting respect goes.”

― Iman Shumpert

“My high threshold for pain will allow me to battle through pretty much anything if I find a way to run and slide.”

― Iman Shumpert

“It is a do-or-die battle every time we play India.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“I wanted to write a battle song for the Judeans but so far I can think of nothing noble and weighty enough.”

― Isaac Rosenberg

“’Battle For The Planet Of The Apes’, was just a film for kids and didn’t have any deep meaning.”

― J. Lee Thompson

“After the Battle of Midway there was a week in a rest camp at Pearl Harbor.”

― Jack Adams

“I did this film with Russell Crowe called ‘The Water Diviner,’ which took place just after WWI. It was fascinating because the weapons between WWI and WII were very different. I had to learn how to ride horses in a battle setting. It was important that we rode a certain way.”

― Jai Courtney

“I like to eat. So it’s often a battle to try and control that.”

― Jai Courtney

“I don’t like to see any sucker punches. I do think, in the heat of battle, if you’re getting hit on the hip with 98, then you should be able to go out and see somebody.”

― Jake Arrieta

“From a UX standpoint, the toughest battle is how to make a platform that’s really open so kids can use it but has sort of hooks and constraints so it’s actually driving towards revealing parts of the world through science or through mathematics.”

― Jake Barton

“Some guys are always gifted: Amazing length, amazing athleticism. But just put me in front of that guy. That’s my mindset. I’m gonna battle.”

― Jalen Brunson

“In the heat of battle you might not be thinking clearly and that is when players have to take on the responsibility of helping the other guys out.”

― James Anderson

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”

― James Baldwin

“General Grant had no fixed plan of campaign beyond the general idea to avoid the strong defensive line occupied by General Lee behind Mine Run, and find a way to draw him out to open battle.”

― James Longstreet

“My command, less than ten thousand, had found the battle on the Plank road in retreat, little less than a panic. In a few hours we changed defeat to victory, the broken divisions of the Third Corps rallying in their rear.”

― James Longstreet

“Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in the battle of the Wilderness, – that was an honest mistake, one of the accidents of war, – being shot at, since the war, by many officers, was worse.”

― James Longstreet

“As full lines of battle could not be handled through the thick wood, I ordered the advance of the six brigades by heavy skirmish lines, to be followed by stronger supporting lines.”

― James Longstreet

“General Pickett, finding the battle broken while the enemy was still reinforcing, called the troops off.”

― James Longstreet

“The battle was first waged over the right of the Negro to be classed as a human being with a soul; later, as to whether he had sufficient intellect to master even the rudiments of learning; and today it is being fought out over his social recognition.”

― James Weldon Johnson

“You can’t go into parenthood as a battle wearing armour. It doesn’t work that way.”

― Jamie Parker

“Adolescence was only recognised as a life stage in the early 20th century, when psychologists got down to work. Today’s generational battle obscures the fact that adulthood is happening later. A new transitional stage has emerged after adolescence: the twenties.”

― Jane Ridley

“’Lost’ did alright, you know. Not that I didn’t get into it – I just never watched enough of them; but the uphill battle is that you’ve got to stay tuned.”

― Jason Wiles

“I would see b-boys breakdancing in the hallway, I thought it was cool. I started practicing in my living room, then started battling, and then I joined a crew, and we started getting into competitions. In fact, we still battle – for fun now.”

― Jay Park

“A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“If, in the name of combating terrorism, we so restrict our own freedom, have we not thereby lost part of the very battle we seek to win?”

― Jed S. Rakoff

“There’s an internal battle. I need to work, I need to work, I need to work and I need to be home with my kids and the kids win.”

― Jennifer Garner

“When I grew up reading comics, the part in the Marvel universe that was so exciting was that you could have a battle going on in ‘Iron Man’ and then, suddenly, Thor would fly overhead, and you realized, ‘Oh, it’s all one place.’”

― Jeph Loeb

“With all the media attention, all the love from the fans, I felt I needed to prove myself. Prove that I’m not a marketing tool, I’m not a ploy to improve attendance. Prove I can play in this league. But I’ve surrendered that to God. I’m not in a battle with what everybody else thinks anymore.”

― Jeremy Lin

“This battle for global talent is so important.”

― Jerry Moran

“I went to Gettysburg College, where the famous Civil War battle was fought. I majored in English. I would’ve liked to major in writing, but they didn’t offer a major in that.”

― Jerry Spinelli

“Liberals cannot win in the battle of ideas, so they resort to banning or suppressing ideas they don’t like.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“The EP is called ‘Kiddo’ because this has been an uphill battle for me. As a female in the industry, as a female of colour, some people will demean me. So it’s like, ‘OK, you wanna call me kiddo? I’ll show you kiddo.’”

― Jessie Reyez

“In this constant battle which we call living, we try to set a code of conduct according to the society in which we are brought up, whether it be a Communist society or a so-called free society; we accept a standard of behaviour as part of our tradition as Hindus or Muslims or Christians or whatever we happen to be.”

― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Costumes are all about identifying which force in a conflict you’re on. That’s where banners and flags came from – so people rushing into battle knew who to follow and who was on their side.”

― Jim Lee

“The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror, and they should never be forgotten.”

― Jim Ramstad

“If your No. 1 priority isn’t winning, and people can tell? That’s the battle. Now there’s a problem between people, because that guy’s No. 1 priority is winning, and that guy’s isn’t.”

― Jimmy Butler

“I think, in many people’s minds, the Confederate battle flag is not only a memorial to our ancestors, which is perfectly OK, but also a symbol of white superiority and an inclination for people to believe that even slavery would’ve been OK.”

― Jimmy Carter

“Tennis was never work for me, tennis was fun. And the tougher the battle and the longer the match, the more fun I had.”

― Jimmy Connors

“Rob Gronkowski cost me the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and I haven’t forgot that.”

― Jinder Mahal

“Most of us aren’t defeated in one decisive battle. We are defeated one tiny, seemingly insignificant surrender at a time that chips away at who we should really be.”

― Jocko Willink

“What makes you a SEAL, what makes you a SEAL is being a good tactician on the battle field, understanding how to shoot, move, and communicate, knowing small unit maneuver warfare. That’s what makes a good SEAL, and so that is the course of instruction that I taught, was getting SEAL platoons ready for deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.”

― Jocko Willink

“My wife and I battle over home decor. My style goes from Gothic to Baroque. Hers is minimalist.”

― Joe Bastianich

“Actually, everything has been said in print… it’s a battle of giants and it’s something that Walt would say is none of your business – go right on and create the best you can.”

― Joe Grant

“Marketing is your battle plan for the sales team – it’s about defining the landscape. Marketing is doing cohort analysis and understanding exactly what possible customers are out there. It’s understanding not only which customers will respond to what messages, but also how customers will become clients if you include certain product features.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“I know in the heat of battle, it’s hard not to get angry, especially in the 19th inning.”

― Joe Torre

“It’s always a battle to maintain my weight.”

― Joey Chestnut

“I’ve been into 3IOB since ‘Battle Cry Under a Winter’s Sun.’ I’ve wanted to work with them since.”

― Joey Jordison

“The anarchists, on behalf of the proletariat, therefore consider it necessary to show the proletariat that it will have to win a gigantic battle before it realizes its goals.”

― Johann Most

“If on the one side we do not harbor the illusion that the entire proletariat must be enlightened before it can be called into battle, so on the other we do not doubt that as much enlightenment as possible must be produced with oral and printed agitation.”

― Johann Most

“Everyone is out there to beat me, so I go up against every single player to have a battle.”

― Johanna Konta

“I knew that if the feat was accomplished it must be at a most fearful sacrifice of as brave and gallant soldiers as ever engaged in battle.”

― John B. Hood

“After this urgent protest against entering into battle at Gettysburg according to instructions – which protest is the first and only one I ever made during my entire military career – I ordered my line to advance and make the assault.”

― John B. Hood

“During the last war when there was a market for everything that could be produced, the production capacity of Canada and the United States, which were outside the battle area, increased one hundred percent.”

― John Boyd Orr

“One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then.”

― John Burroughs

“I’m a small-time white kid trying to represent hip-hop. If a hip-hop artist comes up and beats me in a battle, who did they beat? A small-town white kid who ain’t never been an MC, who ain’t never done nothing. Now if an MC comes to battle and they get beat by a small-town white boy, that’s MC suicide.”

― John Cena

“We can never learn too much of His will towards us, too much of His messages and His advice. The Bible is His word and its study gives at once the foundation for our faith and an inspiration to battle onward in the fight against the tempter.”

― John D. Rockefeller

“The 2008 battle in Iowa for the Democratic caucus was perhaps the most titanic single nominating contest in the history of modern politics.”

― John Dickerson

“Any voice where you’ve got to scream over a battle or whatever, that’s always difficult. It’s harder than it seems.”

― John DiMaggio

“No one has been barred on account of his race from fighting or dying for America, there are no white or colored signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.”

― John F. Kennedy

“Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.”

― John Greenleaf Whittier

“I am, I think the only surviving member of the original Battle Creek church. The church was disbanded, with the exception of thirteen members, in 1870.”

― John Harvey Kellogg

“I loved baseball. I was a pitcher. I loved being on the mound because I also loved being at the center of the action, the cat and mouse battle with the batter on every pitch. You had to develop grit.”

― John Hickenlooper

“While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation, one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan.”

― John Linder

“Throughout the history of our young nation, we have seen our military go bravely into battle, armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.”

― John M. McHugh

“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

“The U.S. never lost a battle against North Vietnam, but it lost the war.”

― John McCain

“Some leaders are not intimidated by opposition; they actually thrive on it. It wakes them up. It energizes them. It calls them to battle. It causes them to mobilize their thoughts and energy.”

― John Ortberg

“Pastors have historically understood their primary battle to be not the battle to build a big church, but the battle against the power of sin.”

― John Ortberg

“When we’ve been bold on the Bank of England, on PFI, on great constitutional change, on the New Deal, we’ve been most successful. So what we have to continue to try and do is to battle with ideas and find new ways of applying those values as the world changes.”

― John Reid

“From the moment we were first dumped in Jamestown and had our teeth checked before getting sold off and later considered three-fifths of a human being, an abundance of ‘likability’ hasn’t been something blacks have had to stockpile. Instead, it’s been a centuries-long battle for respectability.”

― John Ridley

“As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.”

― John Stuart Mill

“There is a battle to be waged over what kind of country we are going to leave our children and grandchildren and that battle is happening now in Washington, not two years from now.”

― John Thune

“The public relations warriors fought and lost Monte Carlo’s Battle of the Magazine Covers.”

― John Vinocur

“I know that in the battle of ideas, Republican politicians are at a distinct disadvantage. Their fundamental philosophy – which I characterize as survival of the fittest, richest and whitest – is too callous for most Americans.”

― John Yarmuth

“Baking is about multi-tasking. If you are organized and prepared, that’s half the battle.”

― Johnny Iuzzini

“Our culture is just a series of checks and balances. The whole idea that we’re in a battle between tyranny and freedom – it’s a series of pendulum swings.”

― Jon Stewart

“I honestly believe that TV generally is obsessed with the ratings battle to the point of cutting its own throat.”

― Jonathan Dimbleby

“My biggest concern about the market is the force that acts to drive down price, because I think that’s destructive to authors as well as publishers. Our biggest battle is to underline the value of intellectual property.”

― Jonathan Galassi

“In accounts of men in battle, there is an incredible adrenaline rush from group-versus-group conflict. The fervor and passion of partisans is clearly rewarding; and if it’s rewarding, it involves dopamine; and if it involves dopamine, then it is potentially addictive.”

― Jonathan Haidt

“When the civil rights battle was won, all the Jews and hippies and artists were middle class white people and all the blacks were still poor. Materially, not much changed.”

― Jonathan Lethem

“If you battle monsters, you don’t always become a monster. But you aren’t entirely human anymore, either.”

― Jonathan Maberry

“Except for a very few elite pro racers up front, the Dakar Rally is not, at heart, a contest among the competitors; the battle, instead, is between mankind – more precisely, Western mankind, with all its fire-breathing machinery and inexorable arrogance – and Africa, which has been proving itself untamable for centuries now.”

― Jonathan Miles

“Ultimately, you have to write what’s coming at any given point in time. Fighting your instincts for practical reasons is a losing battle.”

― Jonathan Tropper

“Music can lift the spirit; it can make you cry. Soldiers have marched into battle to music. It’s a powerful thing.”

― Jools Holland

“Life – the way it really is – is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“I think the brutality is important to convey as part of the story, to see how brutal it is to have these kids in battle with one another.”

― Josh Hutcherson

“Every pioneer and musician who could carry a musket went into the ranks. Even the sick and foot-sore, who could not keep up in the march, came up as soon as they could find their regiments, and took their places in line of battle, while it was battle, indeed.”

― Joshua Chamberlain

“Dover’s cliffs call to mind the Roman invasion; the Battle of Britain; our proximity to, yet difference from, mainland Europe; and international trade and exploration, both fair and exploitative.”

― Julian Baggini

“I think competitiveness between two people is still relevant, and the battle of the sexes still intrigues.”

― Julian Ovenden

“Daring to make films of any kind and thus invite the possibility of ridicule was an internal battle of mine for many years as I worked on the screenplay for what would become ‘Dear White People’ beginning at the end of George W. Bush’s second term.”

― Justin Simien

“Growing up, it was always a huge battle with my mom to let me color my hair or add extensions.”

― Justine Skye

“I knew my body could take the battle of everyday training and take the battle of falls and bending in ways that bodies really shouldn’t bend.”

― Kaetlyn Osmond

“In the battle between the sexes, men and women will go practically to the end of the earth in illogical, irrational ways to give each other pain.”

― Karen DeCrow

“As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“Finding my way into a novel is always half the battle.”

― Kate Christensen

“I’ve definitely become more aware and conscious of what directors I’m working with because it’s so important. The director is really more than half the battle of the film. You really rely on that. That’s become really, really important to me, for sure.”

― Kate Mara

“The centuries-old habit of privileging the male heir arose because monarchs were supposed to lead their country in battle, and only men were thought strong enough to do so.”

― Kate Williams

“The tone of political assessment has changed. And honestly, the battle for the hearts and minds of the American people has taken on a bit more of a violent and narrow approach.”

― Kelsey Grammer

“We have a battle over the fundamentals of our country.”

― Ken Cuccinelli

“Everything is a battle with this band.”

― Kenny Hickey

“If there is a tendency in modern television I hate, it is the unstoppable march of the dramatic reconstruction to tell the stories of anything from an ancient Egyptian battle to the early life of Paul Gascoigne.”

― Kevin Macdonald

“Money is my military, each dollar a soldier. I never send my money into battle unprepared and undefended. I send it to conquer and take currency prisoner and bring it back to me.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“When you’re in elected office, you always have to operate under the assumption that you’re in a dog fight for re-election. It’s when you don’t prepare for a tough battle, when you’re caught flat-footed, that you’re vulnerable.”

― Kevin Yoder

“If a guitar is too easy for me to play, it makes me too laid back. I like to battle with my guitar.”

― Kirk Hammett

“Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment.”

― Kit Bond

“I didn’t know at the time that the energy that I was giving off was like a battle Emcee.”

― Kool Moe Dee

“Before the final battle in ‘Poison Princess,’ Evie remembered how to use her Empress powers, practiced with them to the point of exhaustion, then had a trial by fire. In a way, she earned those powers, as she hadn’t before, so that was certainly a confidence builder.”

― Kresley Cole

“Maybe I’m the prophet of hip hop for real. Maybe I do come with some kind of divine principle behind me, because I know that every battle I’ve ever had I’ve always won.”

― KRS-One

“Jesus walking on water is an allegory, not fluid mechanics. God destroying the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah is a warning, not a historical battle. Doubting Thomas is an example, not a person. The story of Noah, with all of its scientific and historical impossibilities, can be read the same way.”

― Kyle Hill

“It is the old battle, between those who use a toothbrush and those who don’t.”

― Lady Gregory

“I love Javier Marias; I love his novel ‘Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me.’”

― Laura van den Berg

“We are screaming battle cries against those whose political and personal agendas threaten our lives and sanity.”

― Lauren Jauregui

“When a person’s religious beliefs cause him to deny the evidence of science, or for whom public policy morphs into a battle with the devil, shouldn’t that be a subject for discussion and debate?”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

“I had my own battle tactics.”

― Lech Walesa

“My first book was rejected nine times. It turned out to be a best seller, Battle Cry? in 1953.”

― Leon Uris

“A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love.”

― Leonard Cohen

“Power is winning the battle over who owns the customer: the brand or the retailer.”

― Leonard Lauder

“There’s a lot of pressure, and it’s a long battle, to coach at the elite level. My wife and I didn’t take a vacation for 10 years.”

― Liang Chow

“It always is a battle for a Republican in Connecticut, even one who’s a moderate like I am, and one who’s an independent thinker.”

― Linda McMahon

“It is always a battle; it doesn’t matter in which club or which position. If you don’t perform well, even when you start, you might lose your spot in any position.”

― Loris Karius

“Your bat is your life. It’s your weapon. You don’t want to go into battle with anything that feels less than perfect.”

― Lou Brock

“The young women in my classes are feisty and clever and believe, often with the passion of youthful optimism, that feminism is a battle already won. I worry for them – and for my daughters, too.”

― Louise Brown

“A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“I think half the battle is just being comfortable in front of the camera – and I already am, doing so many videos and interviews, so then it just takes that extra step of trying to get into character.”

― Ludacris

“After my time in Holland, an inner battle ensued in which I tried to free myself from the influence of Schinkelesque classicism.”

― Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”

― Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The battle of the euro is being fought right now in Spain and Italy. The future of the euro is at stake in the next weeks.”

― Luis de Guindos

“I don’t know if that’s going to disappoint anybody out there, but I was – I have a very rigorous warmup where I get a good sweat going before a match to prepare for battle. That is what people see; that is what people mistake for dirtiness.”

― Luke Harper

“Unless life is one giant rap battle, you don’t need to freestyle your way to success.”

― Luvvie Ajayi

“Soviet expansionism in Europe, the battle for control of China, and the 1950 invasion of South Korea would shatter once-euphoric dreams of post-war cooperation with the Kremlin.”

― M. Stanton Evans

“The only way that we can win over potential jihadists to liberal democracy is by winning the battle of ideas.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“Teenagers want to be able to fight for what’s right – but finding out what’s right is now 90 percent of the battle.”

― Maggie Stiefvater

“We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“There will always be that dreadful monster prejudice to do extra battle against because of their color.”

― Major Taylor

“I have mended fences with both my sisters. But do I have their families on my side? Not easily. My one sister, Florence, has two lawyers in the family and two doctors. Of course, I couldn’t win that battle.”

― Manuel Moroun

“I’m sad to see the passing of the great drug warriors. I certainly did my part in that battle and I don’t regret any of it.”

― Marc Maron

“Glorious shall be the battle when the time comes to fight for our people and our race.”

― Marcus Garvey

“We welcome the opposition of the world, because we are determined to see the battle through. Africa’s battle-cry is not yet heard.”

― Marcus Garvey

“In America, we are engaged in constant battle with food.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Nigel Farage, the leader of the U.K. Independence Party, is a true populist; Senator Bernie Sanders, the former U.S. presidential candidate who campaigned for Hillary Clinton after losing his battle for the Democratic Party’s nomination, is not.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

― Margaret Thatcher

“The battle for women’s rights has been largely won.”

― Margaret Thatcher

“Elected president of the Republic, I would immediately, and with no hesitation, carry out the battle plan against Islamist terrorism and against judicial laxity.”

― Marine Le Pen

“There’s a battle between what the cook thinks is high art and what the customer just wants to eat.”

― Mario Batali

“I have no formal proof, but I dare not believe that Jean-Marie Le Pen would treat me as collateral damage in the battle he is having with the party.”

― Marion Marechal-Le Pen

“There is nothing wrong with fighting, but when you’re fighting an uphill battle on an uneven playing field, that’s what I don’t like.”

― Mark Hunt

“I’m always down for a battle. I was born down.”

― Mark Hunt

“Shrinking someone’s stomach to the size of a walnut with surgery is one way to battle obesity and diabetes and may be lifesaving for a few, but it doesn’t address the underlying causes.”

― Mark Hyman

“Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.”

― Marquis de Lafayette

“Remembering the loss of those Irishmen from all parts of the island who were sent to their deaths in the imperialist slaughter of the First World War is crucial to understanding our history. It is also important to recognise the special significance in which the Battle of the Somme and the First World War is held.”

― Martin McGuinness

“Young film makers should learn how to deal with the money and learn how to deal with the power structure. Because it is like a battle.”

― Martin Scorsese

“I want to stand on a platform in the middle of Times Square and shout, ‘You do not have to battle your Crohn’s disease alone.’”

― Mary Ann Mobley

“I have always connected to stories with characters that don’t fit in and have a constant internal battle between their better nature and the darkness within.”

― Matt Czuchry

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been fascinated by the Arthurian Legend, and, you know, the notion of nobility in battle and the – the notion of chivalry.”

― Matt Frewer

“If I wrote in Jacob Riis’ time, I’d be writing about teeming slums in our cities and kids dying of tuberculosis or outhouses in Philadelphia or kids losing their toes because they were living in homes without heat. He took on a battle in ‘The Battle with the Slums’ – and we won.”

― Matthew Desmond

“You can’t win a battle against an idea with bombs, with guns, or militarily.”

― Matthew Heineman

“When you try to battle with John Ford, you have to give in.”

― Maureen O’Hara

“Remember that a painting – before it is a battle horse, a nude model, or some anecdote – is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.”

― Maurice Denis

“It’s a mental battle trying to come back from injuries and I don’t feel like having that mental battle with myself.”

― Maurice Greene

“My book ‘Ali Pasha’ tells the true story of a young sailor Henry Friston, who, in the hell-fire of battle, forms an unusual friendship.”

― Michael Foreman

“In big battle scenes, like ‘King Arthur’, you see the knights in all their fine armour, but they’re not in the thick of it: follow the perspective, and you’ll find some poor little sod, who didn’t want to be there, anyway, with his head split.”

― Michael Foreman

“Something like Deckard Cain is great; it doesn’t ruin your voice. But games that involve violence or battle or mutating and stuff like that really does take a toll on your voice. And I’ve even had to start to go to a voice guru kind of guy to do exercises to try to save and get back some of what I lost.”

― Michael Gough

“I don’t look at life as a battle or as a fight. I don’t think I’m scrappy. I’m accepting.”

― Michael J. Fox

“In the battle of substance over flash, few to none of the Al Jazeera correspondents are recognizable to U.S. audiences. Many have foreign names and accents; none have best-selling books atop the list or can be heard pounding their shoes on the nightly infotainment podium.”

― Michael Paterniti

“’Into the Blizzard’ follows the author as he traces the footsteps of the Newfoundland Regiment during the First World War: where they trained in Scotland, where they fought in Gallipoli and where they died at the Battle of the Somme in France.”

― Michael Winter

“We will battle day and night to pass social security reform.”

― Michel Temer

“It’s the progressive left in this country that has viciously and systematically slimed female conservatives for their beliefs. We have the well-worn battle scars to prove it.”

― Michelle Malkin

“You want comedic themes to be recogniseable life truths that we all battle with, and with that comes the healing properties of comedy.”

― Miranda Hart

“We are a primary target for the Iranian regime… We won’t wait for the battle to be in Saudi Arabia. Instead, we’ll work so that the battle is for them in Iran.”

― Mohammad bin Salman

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

― Mohammed Omar

“We don’t consider the battle has ended in Afghanistan… The battle has begun and its fires are picking up. These fires will reach the White House, because it is the center of injustice and tyranny.”

― Mohammed Omar

“Blair… is accusing us of executing British soldiers. We want to tell him that we have not executed anybody. They are either killed in battle, most of them get killed because they are cowards anyway, the rest they just get captured.”

― Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

“The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else.”

― Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

“Belly buttons were a big battle of mine. Down at the syndicate, they would clip them out with a razor blade. I began putting so many of them in, in the margins and everywhere, that they had a little box down there called ‘Beetle Bailey”s Belly-Button Box. The editors finally gave up after I did one strip showing a delivery of navel oranges.”

― Mort Walker

“A battle is developing between them’ I say developing, because it’s not yet on.”

― Murray Walker

“I would love to just write and not have everything I say or do turn into a political battle.”

― N. K. Jemisin

“I reject any path which rejects life, but I can’t help loving Sufism because it sounds so beautiful. It gives relief in the midst of battle.”

― Naguib Mahfouz

“Equality in education is my number one battle.”

― Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

“The soldiers who serve in uniform at the front are our real heroes. They fight a battle every day to protect the integrity of the nation.”

― Nana Patekar

“The idea that women are innately gentle is a fantasy, and a historically recent one. Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, is depicted as wreathed in male human skulls; the cruel entertainments of the Romans drew audiences as female as they were male; Boudicca led her British troops bloodily into battle.”

― Naomi Wolf

“The battle of Austerlitz is the grandest of all I have fought.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“The battle is all over except the ‘shouting’ when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.”

― Napoleon Hill

“I’m a way bigger worrier than I ever was before I had kids. And, you know, the stress and anxiety that can go along with motherhood, I have had to battle that.”

― Natalie Maines

“The aging process is totally minimizing. Life in general is pretty minimizing because you have a lot of big ideas, and you have to battle the mistaken delusions and instability that come with youth.”

― Natasha Lyonne

“We think of the revolution ending in Yorktown, Va. The fact of the matter is that the French defeated the British in a naval battle right in the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. Because the British fleet was coming to rescue Cornwallis, the British general, Washington was able to surround Cornwallis.”

― Nathaniel Philbrick

“You will never find scientists leading armies into battle. You just won’t. Especially not astrophysicists – we see the biggest picture there is. We understand how small we are in the cosmos. We understand how fragile and temporary our existence is here on Earth.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Great, big, serious novels always get awards. If it’s a battle between a great, big, serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed.”

― Neil Gaiman

“While there are few records of Viking women participating in battle, they certainly held positions of high status in society as human sorceresses known as ‘volvas.’”

― Neil MacGregor

“I got plenty of grief for ‘Blackwater,’ because in the books, there’s this huge chain across the harbor that features prominently in the battle. And we simply weren’t able to do it with our budget and do it any justice, so we had to lose it.”

― Neil Marshall

“When I was young, my ambitions were very modest. I thought, ‘If only I could play at the battle of the bands at the Y, that would be the culmination of existence!’ And then the roller rink, and you work your way up branch by branch.”

― Neil Peart

“I have so many opinions about everything it just comes out during my music. It’s a battle for me. I try not to be preachy. That’s a real danger.”

― Neil Young

“I think it’s an uphill battle in every field. You hear late-night comedy is hard on women. And then you hear investment banking is hard on women. And tech is hard on women. And then you start digging, and you learn philosophy departments are hard on women!”

― Nell Scovell

“I never was the battle rapper. That was never my thing. I always felt like it’s enough room for everybody to do their thing. I like bringing new energy, re-inventing the wheel, so to speak, every time I come out.”

― Nelly

“There’s nothing worse than seeing your teammates battle, knowing you can’t help.”

― Nelson Cruz

“I joined the People’s Armed Forces in 1961 to 1984, and I was also a soldier in the southern battle of Vietnam during the resistance against the Americans. I went to the battlefield in order to regain national independence.”

― Nguyen Tan Dung

“I think I’ve learned quite a bit about the battle of the sexes or, at least, how to keep the status quo a little bit more.”

― Nicholas Gonzalez

“On a daily basis, I have to fight the internal battle to keep my priorities straight.”

― Nick Foles

“Breakfast is a battle. I never feel like eating, but I have now found my way to porridge. I have it with full-fat milk and banana.”

― Nicola Walker

“Cyprus was a breath away from economic collapse. It was a big battle in which we came out wounded, but upright and determined to make a fresh start.”

― Nicos Anastasiades

“My father had risen in the British Army under the revolutionary aegis of General Montgomery, who was mad about training for battle, not muddling into disaster.”

― Nigel Hamilton

“When I was first told about ‘Game of Thrones,’ I didn’t know the books, anything. So I read the pilot, and when I got the first script, it was clear the story was about these people and families and a constant battle for power.”

― Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

“My principal anguish, and the wellspring of all my joys and sorrows, has been the incessant merciless battle between the spirit and the flesh.”

― Nikos Kazantzakis

“I think you should check out ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ because it really is a sci-fi movie, but it’s not. It’s not like anything you’ve seen before. The best way to describe it is it’s a war movie that happens to have aliens as the enemy.”

― Noel Fisher

“When I hear a guy lost a battle to cancer, that really did bother me, that that’s a term. It implies that he failed and that somebody else that defeated cancer is heroic and courageous.”

― Norm MacDonald

“It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”

― Norman Schwarzkopf

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”

― Norman Schwarzkopf

“It’s not about tippy-tappy, namby-pamby football. It’s a battle, and we have to be ready for it.”

― Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“The battle between Google and Apple has shifted from devices, operating systems, and apps to a new, amorphous idea called ‘contextual computing.’ We have become data-spewing factories, and the only way to make sense of it all is through context.”

― Om Malik

“Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared to do battle for the truth, and must never, so far as lies with them, allow false convictions to creep in.”

― Origen

“A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“’Cool’ is detached and emotionally cool. My instinct is to battle anything that seems overly cool.”

― Oscar Isaac

“Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more.”

― Ossie Davis

“Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.”

― Owen Arthur

“The main thing for me – as a leader, anyway, is that you perform well. That’s most of the battle.”

― Owen Farrell

“The battle over Napster has divided musicians and industry officials.”

― Parker Conrad

“The Democrats’ drive to defeat Neil Gorsuch is the latest battle in a 50-year war for control of the Supreme Court – a war that began with a conspiracy against Richard Nixon by Chief Justice Earl Warren, Justice Abe Fortas and Lyndon Johnson.”

― Pat Buchanan

“Cities are where the climate battle will be won or lost.”

― Patricia Espinosa

“War has always been a part of science fiction. Even before the birth of SF as a standalone genre in 1926, speculative novels such as ‘The Battle of Dorking’ from 1871 showed how SF’s trademark ‘what if’ scenarios could easily encompass warfare.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“It’s always been a battle to play the Warriors.”

― Paul George

“In spite of certain distressing but isolated occurrences in the last battle, I certainly hoped that the Army would be in a position to continue to hold out.”

― Paul von Hindenburg

“The attraction of watching a movie called ‘Alien vs. Predator’ is you’re anticipating – and the movie has to deliver – battle scenes and fight scenes between the two creatures.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“You can’t be involved in healthcare without being involved in the battle against AIDS.”

― Paul Wolfowitz

“The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the trench warfare of World War I: never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain.”

― Peggy Noonan

“Recruiting is tough because you have to stay in the battle. You’ve got so many guys that are going after a certain amount of kids.”

― Penny Hardaway

“What I like about the third movie is you get to see a side of Carlisle you haven’t seen before. You actually get to see what his vampire capabilities are because there’s some great battle sequences. It’s my favorite book. Carlisle is holding on to that humanity. He doesn’t want to be a vampire.”

― Peter Facinelli

“I really enjoyed the last scene at the Ewok celebration after the battle.”

― Peter Mayhew

“There has not yet been a major ground offensive battle… There are, we know, negotiations going on between the opposition forces and the Taliban leadership for surrender.”

― Peter Pace

“One day, if I feel the fear of putting my head in the middle of some battle or scrum, then I stop.”

― Petr Cech

“For goodness’ sakes, back in 2006, when we were about to lose the battle in Iraq, thank goodness our patriots fought in the Anbar province and Fallujah and turned that thing around.”

― Phil Gingrey

“The First Battle of Fallujah was called off in part because of the intensity of non-U.S. media coverage of civilian casualties from outlets like Al Jazeera.”

― Phil Klay

“From each one of them rose separate columns of smoke, meeting in a pall overhead, and through the smoke came stabbing flashes of fire as German shells burst with thudding shocks of sound. This was the front line of battle.”

― Philip Gibbs

“It was announced as a French victory by the French Minister of War. I did not see any sign of victory but only the retreat of the French forces engaged in the battle.”

― Philip Gibbs

“Old age isn’t a battle; old age is a massacre.”

― Philip Roth

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

― Philo

“I worked on live studio drama, which was one weird aberration in the 1980s. I worked on the ‘Battle of Waterloo,’ and my job was to reload the Brown Bess muskets – the only time the audience realised it was live was when somebody leant on a button and plunged the whole studio into blackout.”

― Phyllida Lloyd

“I think that genetically we’re programmed to battle each other.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“Courage in danger is half the battle.”

― Plautus

“I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars. You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else.”

― Pope Francis

“People on the outside and even some people in the fashion industry think that fashion people are maybe not the smartest. It’s a constant battle.”

― Prabal Gurung

“Our police officers are on the front line of a battle to maintain control of our streets.”

― Priti Patel

“I’ve never been the straight rapper that is going to stand in a cipher and battle all day. I started off battle rapping, but to me, making songs became more important than freestyles… I’ve met many rappers who can freestyle but can’t make a record.”

― Queen Latifah

“Love has never failed. It has won every battle. And today and forever more it will go on undefeated. I’m also a very loving person.”

― R. Kelly

“I have to say, it was fun doing this ‘Love Letter’ album because, hey, man, love has never failed. It has won every battle. And today and forevermore, it will go on undefeated. I’m also a very loving person.”

― R. Kelly

“That’s a battle we are always fighting whenever we cut trailers or promos for films. We always wonder how much to say, and every filmmaker wants to say the minimum. You don’t want to reveal your film and ruin the viewing experience.”

― Rajkumar Hirani

“When you battle Nancy Pelosi as much as I have, you’re bound to get a few wrinkles.”

― Ralph Hall

“To die in battle would be my greatest joy.”

― Ramzan Kadyrov

“As more and more of our lives become digital, we are fighting a losing battle trying to curb our usage of devices in order to reclaim our emotions. So what I’m trying to do instead is to bring emotions into our technology and make our technologies more responsive.”

― Rana el Kaliouby

“My mission my whole career was just to be somebody that you can look at and say, ‘That’s the guy I want to go into battle with.’”

― Ray Allen

“The independent-minded movies – it’s always an uphill battle to get them made and seen. You do what you can, and go out there after and try to tell people about it, but at the end of the day, that’s all you can do.”

― Ray Liotta

“I founded Netflix. I’ve built it steadily over 12 years now, first with DVD becoming profitable in 2002, a head-to-head ferocious battle with Blockbuster and evolving the company toward streaming.”

― Reed Hastings

“It’s almost seems as though there’s a battle going on between the public and all the fast-food establishments, and, believe me, I think it’s very tasty food.”

― Regis Philbin

“Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.”

― Reinhold Niebuhr

“I wish to strengthen the hand of the Prime Minister and the heads of the security agencies in the unrelenting battle for our right to maintain normal daily life in every place in Israel.”

― Reuven Rivlin

“A cosmic war is like a ritual drama in which participants act out on Earth a battle they believe is actually taking place in the heavens.”

― Reza Aslan

“When facing terrorism, especially in the wake of awful events, there is a tendency to despair, to see in the battle a problem without a solution.”

― Rich Cohen

“We’ve always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious battle with British Airways… It’s lasted now about 14 years, and we’re very pleased to have survived it.”

― Richard Branson

“The narrative that Peter Jackson has put into ‘The Battle of the Five Armies,’ it stands alone as a film. Rather than just finishing off the story, it’s like a whole new adventure all of its own. I’m very excited about it.”

― Richard C. Armitage

“I am glad to see the Confederate battle flag gone from a place of honor at the South Carolina state capitol.”

― Richard Cohen

“In a world of dispersed authority, the battle for the truth will be won or lost with the employees.”

― Richard Edelman

“Clearly there are always unintended consequences of any legislative or regulatory act that’s taken in the heat of battle.”

― Richard Grasso

“On the contrary, woman is the best equipped fighting machine that ever went to battle.”

― Richard Le Gallienne

“It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.”

― Richard M. DeVos

“I believe in the battle-whether it’s the battle of a campaign or the battle of this office, which is a continuing battle.”

― Richard M. Nixon

“Trade is the all-but-forgotten weapon in the battle against poverty, but it can provide more help to the poor than aid can.”

― Richard N. Haass

“Everything’s a battle.”

― Rico Nasty

“When you go out there to do comedy, you feel like you’re doing battle with the audience a lot of the time. You’re either going to get ’em, or you’re not.”

― Rob Riggle

“The battle royals are usually among my least favorite matches.”

― Rob Van Dam

“Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is startled, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance.”

― Robert Collier

“Fulfill – you can far more than fulfill – the brightest anticipations of those who, in the name of human freedom, and in the face of threats that have ripened into terrible realities since, fought that battle which placed you where you now stand.”

― Robert Dale Owen

“June 2005 is the five year anniversary of the debut of Battle Pope.”

― Robert Kirkman

“I like to get in a battle I can win.”

― Robert Kraft

“Piracy was risky business, and injuries were commonplace; a single lost limb or gouged-out eye could end a pirate’s career. To encourage pirates not to hesitate in battle – and out of a sense of fairness – many pirate crews compensated wounded crewmen in predetermined amounts.”

― Robert Kurson

“Violence, as it is for the mafia and most other criminal organizations, was bad for pirate business. By doing battle with prey, pirates risked damage to their own ships and injury to their crews. It also made them bigger targets for law enforcement.”

― Robert Kurson

“Marriage is like life – it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

“I have always preferred conflict of individuals over the battle of extreme ideologies.”

― Robert Ludlum

“The Right has such antiquated ideas – if they took charge, I think they’d want to close the parks, open the land up for development. It’s an ongoing battle to keep the parks strong.”

― Robert Redford

“I’m not too fond of the hard work and the constant battle with self-doubt that goes on when I write, but I figure that’s part of the territory.”

― Robert Sheckley

“The American Revolution was, in fact, a battle against the philosophy of Locke and the English utilitarians.”

― Robert Trout

“I am humbled by the prospect of serving those who have borne the battle, those American men and women who have sacrificed so much.”

― Robert Wilkie

“I competed hard in the heat of the battle, and there were a few occasions where I played my best in the top matches. As for the best ever? I don’t think so.”

― Rod Laver

“The fight to get a shield law barring the government from being able to jail journalists is itself a non-partisan battle.”

― Rod Lurie

“Former soldiers will almost always gravitate to the anti-war party. This happens for obvious reasons. The men who have been in battle tend not to romanticize it and tend not to take it flippantly.”

― Rod Lurie

“Half the battle is selling music, not singing it. It’s the image, not what you sing.”

― Rod Stewart

“It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one’s inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.”

― Rollo May

“We must fight and win the battle against terror overseas so we never have to fight it here at home.”

― Ron Lewis

“Power is winning the battle over who owns the customer: the brand or the retailer.”

― Ronald Lauder

“Politics as battle has given way to politics as spectacle.”

― Ronald Steel

“On derby day it’s not down to form, it’s on the day, who’s prepared for the game and who wants to battle.”

― Ross Barkley

“As a community, we’re fighting for Asians to play Asian roles. And then there’s the other battle, which is Asian Americans playing roles that aren’t written for Asians, and I think that’s something that completely should happen; Why can’t an Asian American male just play a leading cop figure… or the Matt Damon roles?”

― Ross Butler

“However superficial prevailing views of heredity seem to be, it must be admitted that a person is indeed the bearer of inherited characteristics. This is the one aspect. He must often battle against these inherited traits and rid himself of them in order to bring to fulfillment the talents laid into him before he entered earthly existence.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“Olympic athletes are a different breed. We’re not dealing with million-dollar contracts. We don’t do the sport for those deals. We do the sport because we love the challenge, the battle. We love to be an American.”

― Rulon Gardner

“The battle for freedom and liberty really never is over, and there are really low points in it, but I’m not giving up, and I’m not gonna engage in phony pep talks, either.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Media does not get everything they want all the time. The Democrats certainly don’t. They don’t win every election, and they don’t win every battle.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“As authors, we’re all trying to fight against obscurity and outside distractions, but it’s a tough battle.”

― Ryan Holiday

“When I was starting out in Hollywood, everything was such a battle.”

― Ryan Murphy

“Most recently my battle has been against AIDS and the discrimination surrounding it.”

― Ryan White

“Our military sons and daughters that are placed in harm’s way deserve the right equipment, the right training, and the right rules of engagement to win decisively on any field of battle.”

― Ryan Zinke

“Obviously, that off-the-ice battle I went through, plus injuries I came back from, I always felt the fans are really knowledgeable there and respected and appreciated guys that gave whatever they had and guys that fought through things.”

― Saku Koivu

“In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense.”

― Sallust

“My family is all from the Southwest. My great-great-grandfather was at the Battle of San Jacinto with Sam Houston.”

― Sam Elliott

“We view ourselves on the eve of battle. We are nerved for the conquest and must conquer or perish. It is vain to look for present aid: None is at hand. We must now act or abandon all hope!”

― Sam Houston

“I want to be a voice for that: just because I’ve lost weight doesn’t mean that I’m happy and content with my body. Because of the media, and because of what I feel I should look like, it’s always going to be a battle in my head.”

― Sam Smith

“I suppose I didn’t cry in all the cancer crap stuff because I felt I couldn’t lose the battle, and part of the battle was holding myself together.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

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

― Samantha Stosur

“We must take the initiative; we must be permanently on the offensive. It is the battle of class struggle. We must keep the enemy always on the defensive.”

― Samora Machel

“Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle.”

― Samuel Johnson

“But I deal with this meditating and by understanding I’ve been put on the planet to serve humanity. I have to remind myself to live simply and not to overindulge, which is a constant battle in a material world.”

― Sandra Cisneros

“I have had a tough life, but I am proud that I fought my battle.”

― Sangram Singh

“You can’t get any more epic than a lightsaber battle.”

― Sarah J. Maas

“What’s interesting about the ‘Smash Bros.’ games, is that the ‘Smash Bros.’ games do not represent the Nintendo characters fighting against one another: they actually represent toys of Nintendo characters getting into an imaginary battle amongst themselves.”

― Satoru Iwata

“Few remember that the battle of Rorke’s Drift was fought on the same day that the British Army suffered its most humiliating defeat at nearby Isandlwana.”

― Saul David

“In March 1915, at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, the British fired more shells in a single 35-minute bombardment than they had during the whole Boer War.”

― Saul David

“When Jewish youths walk down the street and demand the death of Arabs simply because they’re Arabs, then I’ve lost my own small battle.”

― Sayed Kashua

“I have a tremendous battle with melancholy and depression.”

― Sebastian Faulks

“The only thing that makes battle psychologically tolerable is the brotherhood among soldiers. You need each other to get by.”

― Sebastian Junger

“We’ve got to move beyond the idea that the public and private sectors are at odds. Government has to lay the groundwork for private equity to productively invest in things like education. It’s a partnership, not a battle.”

― Sebastian Pinera

“I like that defender-versus-striker battle, that challenge.”

― Sergio Ramos

“I love arguing. I always say that I’ll never win a physical battle, but I can always win a mental battle. I mean, not really, because I never really argue with anyone.”

― Shailene Woodley

“My father’s very public life as Famous Amos was the opposite of that of his ex-wife, my mother Shirley, who was fighting a very private, solitary battle with mental illness.”

― Shawn Amos

“We have not won the battle against drug trafficking.”

― Sheila Jackson Lee

“Shiloh is a wonderfully dramatic battle. The leader of one side is killed, and the other one is going on to glory, and it was the first great battle. It lasted two days.”

― Shelby Foote

“I’ve pretty much run the circle of labels and dealing with that whole kind of battle, because you’re the one creating the music, but you’re not the final say. That’s always been hard.”

― Shelby Lynne

“Not death but disease is the real enemy; disease, the malign force that requires confrontation. Death is the surcease that comes when the exhausting battle has been lost.”

― Sherwin B. Nuland

“And then there’s all these other creeps that surround your band and suck off you like leeches and try to manipulate you and your business. You have to watch like a hawk. I’m always ready to fight. I see it very much as a battle.”

― Shirley Manson

“Obviously, I don’t want to be in the box for over a hundred minutes during the season, but at the same time I have to try to play with an edge and battle out there.”

― Sidney Crosby

“Shoes are a neutral blessing for us because feet generally aren’t regarded as a place where the battle for self-esteem is won or lost. Feet don’t change size when the body does through the natural ageing process.”

― Simon Van Booy

“When you start the match, you forget that you are No. 1, you have all the titles. You just have the battle ahead in front of you.”

― Simona Halep

“When do you know you’re insane? And when do you known you’re sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two. It’s a battle to function, but somehow I manage.”

― Siobhan Fahey

“The battle to win – on the pitch and in the boardroom – begins and ends in one’s head.”

― Sourav Ganguly

“When you have responsible children, half the battle is over. So, you don’t have to worry. But you are concerned. The concern will never go, and you’ll always be conscious about them.”

― Sridevi

“While you may watch what you eat, food is only half the battle. Liquid calories count just as much – maybe even more!”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“I have no first-strike capability. I never choose to go into battle first. But I won’t back down.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“Washington sees the various local and national conflicts in the Middle East as part of a battle for regional hegemony between the U.S. and Iran.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“The withdrawal of more than half a million Russian troops and dependents from Germany since 1991 is described by historians as ‘the biggest pullout ever by an army not defeated in battle.’”

― Stephen Kinzer

“A lot of my comic influences are distinctly American: Woody Allen and Bob Hope, for example. They were always the underdogs who were using wit to sort of battle their way through. And it seems to me that a lot of contemporary U.S. comedies are shot through with losers. None of the characters in ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ for instance, are studs.”

― Stephen Merchant

“I think right now it’s a battle for the mindshare of developers and for the mindshare of customers, and right now iPhone and Android are winning that battle.”

― Steve Jobs

“This is going to become a battle for access to your home and office plus mobility. It’s about who can provide the biggest and least expensive and fastest pipe to your home and office and offer you a mobility feature.”

― Steve Largent

“My band did the Teenage Fair battle of the bands – problem was we were 11 years old! They gave us a prize for youngest band ever.”

― Steve Lukather

“I turned 7 in 1973 and remember Bobby Riggs arriving at the Astrodome on a chariot pulled by showgirls before his ‘battle of the sexes’ tennis match against Billie Jean King.”

― Steve Rushin

“If you’re holding a grudge against somebody over the battle you just went through, you might be working with them on the next bill.”

― Steve Scalise

“I think that’s part of the battle of defining yourself as an artist. You’re constantly fighting the pressure from outside to be pigeonholed and deliver more of what people already liked.”

― Steven Wilson

“From the outside, Yahoo was extremely successful. It was making money; it was still bigger than Google. But when I got there, I learned what a disaster of a company looks like from the inside. There were a lot of vice presidents, and it was basically a turf battle between them.”

― Stewart Butterfield

“I’m OK with my appearance. I have made my peace with it after a long and frankly exhausting battle.”

― Sue Perkins

“The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.”

― Sun Tzu

“Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.”

― Sun Tzu

“Gore will not win a popularity contest, he will not win a personality contest, but he can win an idealogical battle, and he can win a battle of experience.”

― Susan Estrich

“Sense of smell, of course, is only one of those dog qualities that can’t be replicated or improved upon. I’ve been researching dogs in warfare for my book about ‘Rin Tin Tin,’ and I’ve read many accounts of their heroics: carrying messages through battle, alerting troops to enemy planes, and even parachuting behind enemy lines.”

― Susan Orlean

“The battle between server and servee is as ancient as it is well disguised, and it follows, therefore, that waiters have developed a private lingo that allows them to mock, complain, or simply entertain themselves.”

― Susie Dent

“As a journalist, I cannot help imagining with excitement a new era with a face-off between Hedi Slimane at YSL and Raf Simons at Dior – a magnificent battle of style and wills to echo the Armani/Versace, Gucci/Prada or even Chanel/Schiaparelli face-offs of earlier years. But I remind myself that this is not a game of chess.”

― Suzy Menkes

“You’re fighting a losing battle if you expect the people who own the studios to make moral choices.”

― Sydney Pollack

“I knew Jimmy Dean. He tested for ‘Battle Cry’. Paul Newman tested for ‘Battle Cry’. I did nine tests to finally get that role.”

― Tab Hunter

“He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that is in battle slain, Will never rise to fight again.”

― Tacitus

“I have to battle so many issues, and the biggest is racism.”

― Tan France

“Meditation can be like a battle with yourself, your thoughts, your body.”

― Tara Stiles

“When you’re trained for battle, the idea is that it will be man against man.”

― Taya Kyle

“We shot ‘Skateland’ in the end of 2008, in Shreveport, Louisiana just between the border of East Texas and Louisiana – and we shot ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ at the end of 2009, also in Shreveport. So I know a lot about Shreveport.”

― Taylor Handley

“In both law and politics, I think the essential battle is the meta-battle of framing the narrative.”

― Ted Cruz

“Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and yet so many Americans are left to fight this battle without the coverage, support, and resources they need.”

― Ted Deutch

“Because Republicans have no ideas, they want to turn elections into the battle of dollars.”

― Ted Deutch

“No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side.”

― Terry Goodkind

“The big hurdle is going out and raising the revenue. There’s no doubt about that; it’s an uphill battle.”

― Terry Porter

“No, I don’t know how to get young people to start listening to jazz again. But I do know this: Any symphony orchestra that thinks it can appeal to under-30 listeners by suggesting that they ‘should’ like Schubert and Stravinsky has already lost the battle.”

― Terry Teachout

“The Ultimate Warrior was explosive, confident, heroic, and ready to get into battle. He was a character who had his own set of rules.”

― The Ultimate Warrior

“I think everyone loves ‘The Departed.’ That was a movie that had a lot of problems structurally. And we had to battle with it. Fight. Experiment. Try different things. And I think finally we hit it.”

― Thelma Schoonmaker

“For a whole generation after the battle of Pydna, the Roman state enjoyed a profound calm, scarcely varied by a ripple here and there on the surface.”

― Theodor Mommsen

“The battle of Varus is an enigma, not in a military but in a political point of view – not in its course, but in its consequences.”

― Theodor Mommsen

“By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.”

― Theodore Bikel

“War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.”

― Thomas Hobbes

“It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequences will be the same.”

― Thomas Paine

“If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win.”

― Thomas Sowell

“In fighting nature, man can win every battle except the last. If he should win that too, he will perish, like an embryo cutting its own umbilical cord.”

― Thor Heyerdahl

“Michael Bisping, we had a five round battle. I beat him for five rounds and tripled the amount of strikes landed. I landed more take-downs in that fight than had been landed on him in his entire career.”

― Tim Kennedy

“In books or films, it is desirable to have a climactic battle scene, but the world does not operate in those gross dramatic terms. In Vietnam, there was a general aimlessness, not just in the physical sense, but beyond that in the moral and ethical sense.”

― Tim O’Brien

“It’s awesome to see other games picking up on battle royale, adding their unique spin to it, and advancing the state of the industry.”

― Tim Sweeney

“I made the wrong decision myself in my career. I tried to battle against the system. I should have never done that, but I didn’t have anybody else who showed me how to do it before. I did everything on instinct.”

― Tito Ortiz

“Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.”

― Tom Clancy

“Vladimir Putin is decisive. He’s committed to victory, and he now has aircraft and surface-to-air missiles and main battle tanks in Syria.”

― Tom Cotton

“If you win the turnover battle, you’re gonna win more than you lose – and quite a bit more than you lose.”

― Tom Herman

“I get recognized more for my ‘Lip Sync Battle’ than I do for being Spider-Man.”

― Tom Holland

“’The Battle of Dorking’ was reprinted as a book and became a best-seller.”

― Tom Reiss

“I know a lot about the Battle of the Bulge, and a lot about World War II from ‘Saving Private Ryan.’”

― Tom Sizemore

“Proper school nutrition must be complemented by activities outside of the cafeteria. The decisions parents make to keep their kids healthy are critical in fighting this battle on the home front.”

― Tom Vilsack

“This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism.”

― Tony Blair

“There were times that I needed to go to battle, but how I went to battle wasn’t always the best way in.”

― Tori Amos

“I had a very public battle with anorexia.”

― Tracey Gold

“A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded.”

― Tyne Daly

“In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.”

― Ulysses S. Grant

“I moved to New York – I attended NYU, did a BFA in Acting at NYU. I was really into hip-hop, so I started battling, like ‘8 Mile.’ I used to rap battle.”

― Utkarsh Ambudkar

“We were alive during the ‘Battle of the Sexes’, but that story hadn’t really been told.”

― Valerie Faris

“Whether we call it religion or faith, we all battle for a balanced integrated soul.”

― Vera Farmiga

“On June 23, 1864, Ambrose Bierce was in command of a skirmish line of Union soldiers at Kennesaw Mountain in northern Georgia. He’d been a soldier for three years and, in that time, had been commended by his superiors for his efficiency and bravery during battle.”

― Victor LaValle

“I had to battle the doubts and fears for a while, but I committed to making sure that my strongest emotion was self-belief. Once I did that, I knew I would be OK.”

― Victoria Azarenka

“If Europe does not return to the path of common sense, it will find itself laid low in a battle for its fate.”

― Viktor Orban

“If you want to decide the question of migration without asking your citizens against the will of the people, you are fighting a losing battle.”

― Viktor Orban

“I like to battle with defenders if I have to. I don’t know where it comes from; I am not a nasty guy.”

― Vincent Janssen

“There was a president imposed by Syria. Our battle… is to have a Lebanese president that we elect.”

― Walid Jumblatt

“No computer or smartphone can ever be considered 100 percent ‘safe.’ We’re all engaged in a perpetual battle with criminals and hostile governments trying to use computers and the Internet to steal information and identities.”

― Walt Mossberg

“The big battle at the end of DW isn’t drawn from history, but it’s influenced by history, certainly.”

― Walter Jon Williams

“Trials by the adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood.”

― Warren E. Burger

“Christianity is a battle not a dream.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Fomenting an ongoing political crisis is actually one of ISIS’s objectives; it distracts policymakers’ attention from terrorists inside Iraq; and it draws critical Iraqi security forces and law enforcement away from the front lines of the battle against ISIS.”

― Will Hurd

“The fleet being thus more inclosed will more readily observe the signals, and with greater facility form itself into the line of battle a circumstance which should be kept in view in every order of sailing.”

― William Falconer

“Hillary had never run for office before, but she decided to give it a try. She began her campaign the way she always does new things, by listening and and learning. And after a tough battle, New York elected her to the seat once held by another outsider, Robert Kennedy.”

― William J. Clinton

“I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name.”

― William Morris

“I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.”

― William Tecumseh Sherman

“Return to your friends and tell them that we came here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, and determined to avenge our own wrongs and set our country free. Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard.”

― William Wallace

“The last struggle for our rights, the battle for our civilization, is entirely with ourselves.”

― William Wells Brown

“In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork.”

― Wilson Mizner

“The final battle of ‘Eclipse’ kind of blows the socks off everything we’ve seen earlier in the series, because you finally have wolves interacting with humans and vampires in a way that’s really sophisticated visual effects that we’re doing in it.”

― Wyck Godfrey

“There’s the tradition in jazz of having the Battle of the Bands, and you do not want to get your head cut when you’re playing.”

― Wynton Marsalis

“When the public doesn’t understand me, it’s a battle. So when I choose words, I choose them for their musicality, rhythm, and sense, and I choose the right dialect to express that.”

― Yasmine Hamdan

“If we can remain present and deal with the moment in front of us, no matter what our battle, then if we lose, we’ll know that ultimately we weren’t supposed to win that battle in the first place.”

― Yehuda Berg

“I’m convinced that probably everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. It’s just one more reason to always try to be kind.”

― Yolanda Hadid

“When it comes to the battle of the molluscs, cephalopods win tentacles down.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“If you feel that you can just come in the studio and freestyle on my song, then I’m ready to rap battle you. That’s just how I feel about it because I know I’m way harder than another rapper freestyling on my song.”

― Young Thug

“I wonder sometimes why the U.S. reviewers are more negative towards turn-based battle systems.”

― Yuji Horii

“I speak from a nerd’s perspective because I’ve been watching anime since I was a kid. I grew up on ‘Speed Racer’ and ‘Star Blazers’ and ‘Battle of the Planets,’ and those were some of my first A) cartoons and B) introduction to Japanese couture before I even knew they were Japanese.”

― Yuri Lowenthal

“When I was going through my chemotherapy, I realized not many people are willing to talk about cancer, even after getting fully cured. Celebrities and educated people are also very protective and private about it. I still haven’t understood why. I decided to fight my battle out in the public.”

― Yuvraj Singh

“Beating cancer is personal battle. It was one of the toughest opponents I have faced so far, and I think I did reasonably well. Touch wood.”

― Yuvraj Singh

“If you don’t have the confidence, that’s half the battle. You’re going to be defeated before you even start.”

― Zach Ertz

“If I have my way, I want to go start making really interactive television. Stuff where you can sit and watch real actors do a real series and they can get into some kind of gun battle and all of a sudden your television prompts you to pick up your controller and all of a sudden, you’re playing a first-person shooter.”

― Zachary Levi

“I like books that expose me to people unlike me and books that do battle against caricature or simplification. That, to me, is the heroic in fiction.”

― Zadie Smith

“The biggest battle that I have is being a woman in the world. That takes center stage for me.”

― Zoe Saldana
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