Top 538 Blessing Quotes

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“I believe that whatever comes at a particular time is a blessing from God.”

― A. R. Rahman

“Muslims are not bloodthirsty people. Islam is a religion of peace that forbids the killing of the innocent. Islam also accepts the Prophets, whether those prophets are Mohammed, God’s peace and blessing be upon Him, or Moses or the other prophets of the Books.”

― Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

“Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.”

― Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Well, filming in Hawaii, you know, is a blessing. It’s one of the most beautiful places on this planet. It has a very mystic energy which informs you as an actor.”

― Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

“There can be no doubt that the blessing, of which believers are heirs, is justification by faith; and that the promise, according to which they are heirs of this blessing, is the gospel promise made to Abraham.”

― Adoniram Judson

“Amboyna seems to present the most favorable opening. Fifty thousand souls are there perishing without the means of life, and the situation of the island is such that a mission there established might, with the blessing of God, be extended to the neighboring islands in those seas.”

― Adoniram Judson

“I don’t know about changing my perspective, because motherhood is such a glorious blessing and I am very thankful for that. It’s such a beautiful experience. I so strongly recommend it. It’s bliss, love and fulfillment of another level.”

― Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

“Everything is a blessing to me.”

― Akon

“Youth is a lifestyle; it’s not a blessing from God. If we treat our bodies as if they are not the most precious things we possess, then obviously we will show wear and tear. We’re like a good pair of jeans. If we take care of them, they’ll remain classic forever, but if we batter and abuse them they’ll look like tattered old rags.”

― Akshay Kumar

“It’s a blessing to have work that feels fulfilling.”

― Al Gore

“It’s almost a blessing when we meet people who naturally want to do the sort of things that are in high demand in society. What a gift to do that, as opposed to other people who would say, ‘I want to be a novelist but actually I have to be an accountant.’”

― Alain de Botton

“Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing.”

― Albrecht Durer

“That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.”

― Aldous Huxley

“We, in our Province, are beginning to realize and appreciate that our slowness in keeping up with our North American neighbours may well have been a blessing in disguise.”

― Alex Campbell

“A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“To play for Chelsea is a blessing.”

― Alexandre Pato

“Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.”

― Alfred Adler

“Being as it was one of my dreams to sing with one of the world’s greatest groups, for me to join ‘The Temptations’ was a great blessing.”

― Ali-Ollie Woodson

“After ‘Student Of The Year,’ when I played that baby-doll, diva character, I knew I would be stereotyped, and I wanted to break that image of me. I loved that role, but I don’t want to be attached to one particular genre, so ‘Highway’ was a blessing in disguise.”

― Alia Bhatt

“The open source nature of the Internet is both a blessing and a curse, because just as much as we can watch what’s happening around the world, we can also be watched.”

― Alicia Garza

“I bless a society that tolerates and supports an eternal childhood for some, a childhood whose playfulness can, in turn, be a blessing to society.”

― Allan Bloom

“It was a blessing just to play one NBA basketball game.”

― Allen Iverson

“The blessing of having your first project be something as fantastic as ‘Girls’ is that it gave me room to be selective because I didn’t feel pressure to do other things. The curse is that my standards were really high.”

― Allison Williams

“Focus on you – your soul, spirit, blessing people with who you are, and following your heart’s passions.”

― Ally Brooke

“I think in every lesson there’s a blessing, and there’s so many blessings from all the lessons I’ve had to go through in life.”

― Alonzo Mourning

“There’s a blessing that you’re in a spotlight, but people follow you and want to keep asking you questions – it’s just overwhelming sometimes.”

― Amber Liu

“Experience is knowledge; but knowledge, when it is sought only as a material resource, is not always a blessing. Experience is wisdom; but wisdom, with those who lack vision, is not always power. Experience is tolerance; but tolerance, when it is induced by apathy, is not in the least a virtue.”

― Ameen Rihani

“I’m one of those lucky guys making a living out of something I really enjoy doing. That’s a blessing. But you never know. What if my subsequent book series flops? I don’t come from a wealthy background, so I’d be left with no choice. I’d have to go back into banking!”

― Amish Tripathi

“I feel that losing both my legs was a blessing. It was meant to happen to me: I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to touch so many lives in such a positive way.”

― Amy Purdy

“I work with big directors. I work with good actors. I act in female-centric films. And I do all this without ever indulging in a casting couch experience. Because I believe in hard work, talent, and blessing.”

― Andrea Jeremiah

“Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.”

― Andrew Jackson

“You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.”

― Andrew Jackson

“War is a blessing compared with national degradation.”

― Andrew Jackson

“It is a blessing to die for a cause, because you can so easily die for nothing.”

― Andrew Young

“That I even get to play a sold-out show where people know the words and I’m singing about things I’m connected to is such a blessing. It’s the equivalent of a nine-year-old saying, ‘I want to be an astronaut when I grow up,’ and then getting to go to the moon.”

― Andy Grammer

“These 24-hour gyms are a blessing and super convenient. For actors doing daily TV shows, we have to stay in shape.”

― Anita Hassanandani Reddy

“People pay their hard-earned money to come and watch me perform live. That’s a blessing.”

― Anjelah Johnson

“My kids don’t drink and don’t smoke. For me, that’s a great blessing.”

― Ann Romney

“I’ve never felt like I’ve exactly traded on my looks. When I was a teenager, I was an ultra late bloomer, and my mom would say it was a blessing because it means you never have to wonder if guys are only interested in you because you’ve got boobs.”

― Anna Kendrick

“If God can bring blessing from the broken body of Jesus and glory from something that’s obscene as the cross, He can bring blessing from my problems and my pain and my unanswered prayer.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“One misconception is that if we follow God in the life of faith, and that means obedience – that we read His Word, we’re obedient, we pray, we go to church, we do the right things – that somehow His blessing means we’re going to be okay.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“The blessing of my mother is that she is so interested, she is so bright, she never complains – the joy of the Lord just bubbles out of her. Anybody who’s in her presence is blessed to be there.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“He never admitted anything, even on his deathbed. He was a deluded liar. If it weren’t for my father, I don’t think I would be so open. So that’s a huge blessing.”

― Anne Heche

“It’s a blessing to have people who love the art that you make and who are inspired by the art you create and are a part of.”

― Anthony Ramos

“Getting home-made food cooked by mom is a blessing. I feel I inherit my creativity through the food she cooks for me.”

― Aparshakti Khurana

“I think to be in exile is a curse, and you need to turn it into a blessing. You’ve been thrown into exile to die, really, to silence you so that your voice cannot come home. And so my whole life has been dedicated to saying, ‘I will not be silenced.’”

― Ariel Dorfman

“It’s a blessing and a curse. But it’s not always the best situation to be in. As a profession, I don’t recommend acting at all.”

― Armand Assante

“I was lucky enough to be launched into the marketplace with the blessing of a series like ‘Jewel.’”

― Art Malik

“Twitter is a blessing and a curse at the same time.”

― Ashley Wagner

“The reason I’m in San Diego is not because I want distance from South Africa but because I want proximity to the people I love. But I don’t envy growing up in America. As ugly as aspects of it were, my biggest blessing was to be born a South African.”

― Athol Fugard

“I’m kind of an animated person. I was given this really big blessing that my voice just kind of carries the emotion.”

― Auli’i Cravalho

“I’m so jealous of people who have crushes on people they go to school with or work with. That’s such a blessing. You actually get to see them all the time and spend time with them.”

― Aziz Ansari

“The blessing of being able to write music and let music speak for itself is you let the melodies and let the lyrics and the groove talk to people instead of me talking to people.”

― Babyface

“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“People have crossed the Himalayas in flip-flops seeking a blessing from the Dalai Lama.”

― Barbara Demick

“The older I get, the more I appreciate my rural childhood. I spent a lot of time outdoors, unsupervised, which is a blessing.”

― Barbara Kingsolver

“It’s a blessing as an artist to express myself – whether that be via dance, via song or via speech – in so many different ways.”

― Bebe Neuwirth

“Every job is a blessing. Everyone has to take into account what is available. Are you paying rent, who do you get to work with? There are a lot of variables in the job. What I’m drawn to is things that I don’t completely understand maybe, and want to get a better feel for it.”

― Ben Foster

“It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents. It was tough to go to auditions and be bad, since I couldn’t be anonymous.”

― Ben Stiller

“I get more choices of things, projects, which is a blessing and a curse. I can only do one at a time. Sometimes you don’t know which way to go.”

― Benicio Del Toro

“It’s an amazing blessing to do something you love.”

― Benjamin Bratt

“Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us.”

― Benjamin Rush

“The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.”

― Bernard Baruch

“Obviously, I’m suffering from lack of sleep, but it truly is a blessing to be a mother.”

― Bernard Lagat

“Trump’s election could be a blessing in disguise. This is the opportunity for America to correct itself.”

― Bernice King

“We all seek approval, and our mother’s seal is usually the most important. The nitty gritty is that we have to accept ourselves, even if it is just to be ready for the next cut-down. Mom’s blessing or not.”

― Beth Ditto

“If you have one good series, you know, it’s a blessing. Two good series is unusual. Three is a phenomenon, but right now, I’m working with these wonderful women on ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ and Valerie Bertinelli, and Wendy Malick and Jane Leeves are like, it’s like the buddy-ship we had on ‘Golden Girls’ and ‘Mary Tyler Moore.’”

― Betty White

“If you work well, the country will be in good order, and it will be a blessing to the country. The country needs good care.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“Fame can take a toll on your personal life. Half of us were in short-lived marriages or not married at all. When you are doing something you love so much that you once did for free, and then someone pays you to do it, it’s like a blessing. But you have to be prepared for it.”

― Big Bank Hank

“I would say it was God blessing my life and giving me the opportunity to do everything I’m doing.”

― Big Narstie

“The blessing that I got from my parents, even if they didn’t really teach me about money, was their simple lifestyle.”

― Bo Sanchez

“As soon as I go into a dark subject, like discussing the people I’ve loved and lost, I off-road into absurdist comedy perversion. It’s both a means of protection and a kind of denial, a blessing and a curse. Wait, it’s not a blessing at all. I guess it would be a bad habit and a curse.”

― Bob Saget

“I’m not turning my back on music anytime soon, but it’s just a blessing to have options open. A lot of artists just have rap, and that’s it. But once rap stops, it’s hard to get into that Hollywood circle; it really is. It’s a whole ‘nother beast that people think they’re ready for, but they’re really not.”

― Bow Wow

“For an actor to go to work every day is an extreme blessing.”

― Boyd Holbrook

“Instagram is a blessing – I love to post about everything I’m doing. The explore page is magical.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.”

― Bram Stoker

“This is truly a blessing. Breyon Prescott, Peter Edge and Tom Corson believe in me and have introduced me to a home that also believes and knows exactly what to do with the type of music I’m doing.”

― Brandy Norwood

“I think it’s such a blessing to be able to have a child, and good and bad, whatever you go through, it’s so worth it, and it’s such an unbelievable time – you have someone growing inside of you!”

― Brooke Burke

“I got into a car accident and couldn’t play baseball, hockey, and basketball. We stuck with golf for a little while, and it’s panned out. I think it was a blessing in disguise.”

― Brooks Koepka

“I’m so happy to be a song-writer – I’m even surprised when I get to record anything. I consider it a considerable privilege and a blessing to have a medium of expression that has a place in the world.”

― Buffy Sainte-Marie

“I just had such a lucky experience working with incredible actors, getting to see their work ethics, their different techniques… Jeff Bridges is such a legend! Getting to watch him and see how he worked was a blessing.”

― Cailee Spaeny

“There was a time when only athletes had sneakers. Entertainers having sneakers, on any level, is a blessing.”

― Cam’ron

“I sell bikinis. I sell comforters. I sell Cam’ron pillows. I sell a bunch of things off my likeness, and it all came from music, so it’s definitely a blessing.”

― Cam’ron

“You want your coach’s blessing.”

― Candace Parker

“People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don’t have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart.”

― Candice Bergen

“The blessing is that everyone knows who I am because of the commercials.”

― Carrot Top

“When I was growing up, I was obviously gay, and I got heckled every day of my life. The only way I knew how to survive was to make people laugh. If I could make them laugh, I wouldn’t get hung in a locker for two hours. That’s a blessing.”

― Carson Kressley

“I do all my shopping on the Web. I do much of my research online. I have a blog, too. It is definitely a distraction. It is definitely a blessing. What blessing isn’t a distraction, though?”

― Cathleen Schine

“Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“Young men, trust God, and make the future bright with blessing. Old men, trust God, and magnify him for all the mercies of the past.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“If you tell God no because He won’t explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.”

― Charles Stanley

“I’ve always had the luck or blessing that someone would say, ‘I liked what you did in that movie. I’d like you to be in my movie.’”

― Charlie Murphy

“The N.R.A.’s blessing of restrictions on bump stocks – devices that make semiautomatic weapons fire faster – is designed to pre-empt anything more serious by giving the illusion of action. It substitutes accessory control for actual gun control.”

― Charlie Sykes

“Obviously, having my dad’s last name, I think that’s more the chip on my shoulder because it has been a mixed blessing. I always will have the Flair stigma, and I think that’s where I deserve to be there or this, or I’m not just his daughter. I think that’s the chip on my shoulder.”

― Charlotte Flair

“A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood.”

― Charlotte Kasl

“I wanted to communicate how important it is to love on the people that are in our lives and to take every day with someone as a blessing.”

― Chord Overstreet

“Working with Anthony Hopkins every day is a blessing.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“Live your life the right way, and the blessing will come.”

― Chris Mullin

“My mom brought me up to believe that my talent is a gift and a blessing.”

― Christina Aguilera

“My mother wasn’t controlling at all. She was a stabilizing force who grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. Now it’s the big circle game. Taking care of her is a great blessing for me. I’ll tuck her into bed, kiss her on the cheek, wipe up the mess on her blouse from whatever she spilled.”

― Christine Ebersole

“I was an only child who had every advantage, every blessing, absolutely.”

― Christopher Buckley

“Fame was a mixed blessing for me because I thought I could be as big as I wanted to be, and then I realized that I couldn’t because of the racist element in the record business.”

― Chubby Checker

“We all wait for a mirror to show us who we are, to validate us. When we hear something about ourselves that we have never heard before, it feels like a blessing, and it gives power.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“’The Bank Job’ was great fun to work on. Roger Donaldson is a top director, and working on HD was a new experience. It picks up every detail, which is a blessing and a curse if you think about it.”

― Colin Salmon

“One of the cries from the people was, don’t forget us. They have a long road ahead of them. Operation Blessing has found those little fishing towns. They will not be getting what other towns are getting from the government.”

― Connie Sellecca

“If I wasn’t plagued by needing to write things, that would perhaps be a blessing.”

― Conor McPherson

“’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

“I’ll just put it this way: I’ve struggled enough as a working actor – and, most of the times, a not working actor – to know that anytime you are working is a blessing.”

― Corey Hawkins

“You create this human being, and then you are that human being for the next six months. It’s amazing. I think that’s the blessing and the curse of being an actor. You get to be pretty much anything you want to be.”

― Costa Ronin

“When doctors tell you that your only hope for survival is 14 straight days of intense chemotherapy, 24 hours a day, you sit there, and you count down the 336 hours. You see, each day is a blessing.”

― Craig Sager

“It’s hard for me to listen to any actors whine or moan about anything acting-related because look at the world. We really have nothing to complain about. Just to be working is a blessing.”

― Dan Byrd

“I’ve grown up around some incredibly funny people, which has been a blessing and curse because now I’ve been completely spoiled in terms of what I find funny.”

― Dan Levy

“It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever.”

― Daniel Webster

“There are those special projects that don’t ever feel like work but just a blessing to be a part of, and ‘Revolution’ is one of those projects.”

― Daniella Alonso

“The blessing that this film business has given me is that when I walk into a school I automatically have everyone’s attention. They want to hear what the guy from ‘Con Air’ and ‘Desperado’ has to say.”

― Danny Trejo

“For me, in my life, dyslexia has been a little bit of a blessing. It helped me find my strength and directed me towards what I really wanted to do.”

― Darcey Bussell

“The opportunity to go up to Canada and play was just a blessing for me and my family.”

― Darren Flutie

“When we are baptized and confirmed, the promised blessing is that we may always have the Holy Ghost to be with us. If you are consistently good, you will have the companionship of the Holy Ghost much of the time.”

― David A. Bednar

“If you can make a living doing what you love, that is a blessing.”

― David A. R. White

“It’s a blessing to be a part of such great shows that they’re so recognizable.”

― David Boreanaz

“People trying new ideas are a blessing for gamers and in the industry in general.”

― David Cage

“Every day is a blessing – not to get too schmaltzy, but, really, it is.”

― David Cassidy

“Transcendental meditation is an ancient mental technique that allows any human being to dive within, transcend and experience the source of everything. It’s such a blessing for the human being because that eternal field is a field of unbounded intelligence, creativity, happiness, love, energy and peace.”

― David Lynch

“After ‘Radio Flyer,’ to this day, every family-oriented script or script with kid actors comes across my desk. That’s just Hollywood: you get pigeonholed, and it’s both a blessing and a curse, but you live with it.”

― David M. Evans

“Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!”

― David O. McKay

“When you’re kept by a patron you don’t have to duke it out in the media marketplace for dollars and for readers. In some ways that’s a blessing because it takes a lot of pressure off you.”

― David Talbot

“I love it and it is a blessing to be able to have seventy-five to eighty episodes to develop a character and find your voice. You have a similar through voice, and yet you are making different decisions, and so you act differently and you make different choices, as that is what your character would do.”

― David Zayas

“It’s just a blessing from above. I can’t stress that enough, because I don’t feel like it’s anything that I’ve done. For me to say, ‘Well, it’s because of this, this and that is why I’ve been able to play,’ it’s just a lie. I couldn’t tell you why.”

― D’Brickashaw Ferguson

“Being an iconic food company can be both a blessing and a curse. It can be a curse if, amidst change, you maintain the status quo. It is a blessing if you leverage the change coupled with capability to seize new opportunities.”

― Denise Morrison

“The fact that I’m finally getting recognition for what I do is always a blessing, you know?”

― Denzel Curry

“Having patience is one of the hardest things about being human. We want to do it now, and we don’t want to wait. Sometimes we miss out on our blessing when we rush things and do it on our own time.”

― Deontay Wilder

“It’s a privilege to be in this position, to have people want to talk to me, to have people want to hear my story and hear what’s going on, because it can easily be on the flip side, and no one wants to talk to me, no one respects me one-on-one, no one in the stands wearing my jersey. It’s a blessing.”

― Deshaun Watson

“Meeting Kanye West was a blessing.”

― Desiigner

“It’s a blessing that South Africa has a man like Nelson Mandela.”

― Desmond Tutu

“It would be such an honor and a blessing to join the Packers!”

― Devon Cajuste

“God has blessed me on a lot of levels. Have I worked for it? Absolutely. But it still takes that blessing.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“Being the offspring of English teachers is a mixed blessing. When the film star says to you, on the air, ‘It was a perfect script for she and I,’ inside your head you hear, in the sarcastic voice of your late father, ‘Perfect for she, eh? And perfect for I, also?’”

― Dick Cavett

“If I had not played basketball and made the millions of dollars that I had made, I would never have been able to build a hospital in Congo. It started in 1997, and 10 years later I was able to unveil the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital, named after my mother, in my hometown outside of Kinshasa. It was such a blessing.”

― Dikembe Mutombo

“I’m a blessing to whoever gets to really know me.”

― DMX

“I certainly believe that having my husband be in my life has been a tremendous blessing.”

― Dominique Moceanu

“It’s a blessing to be given a variety of roles to what I call an iconic action actor like myself.”

― Donnie Yen

“With my talent, I can make people laugh and give them another attitude about life. What a blessing that is for me.”

― Doris Roberts

“No blessing, no good, can follow in the path trodden by slavery.”

― Dorothea Dix

“I skipped ninth grade. I went from eighth to tenth, and then I graduated a year early to start working, and it was a big blessing for me because I was not a school person, although I really do miss having that kind of environment.”

― Dove Cameron

“It’s never too late. Don’t focus on what was taken away. Find something to replace it, and acknowledge the blessing you have.”

― Drew Barrymore

“I’ve always played ‘NBA Live’ since I was a kid, so to be on the cover is a blessing.”

― Dwight Howard

“The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.”

― E. F. Schumacher

“Since the day I was born, wrestling has sustained me and my family. It’s the way my father fed me; it’s the way I feed my kids. More importantly, wrestling is my greatest release. It’s been such a blessing for me. I can step into the ring and let it all go – all my anger, all my frustration, all my pain.”

― Eddie Guerrero

“I could have never had any kind of creative freedom on TV, so then I did movies! Now, I am able to do all kinds of entertainment… and that, I feel, is the biggest blessing!”

― Ekta Kapoor

“BET, I’ll never, never, ever forget them for this wonderful blessing they gave to me, to be on the 10th annual BET awards for my comeback.”

― El DeBarge

“I feel blessed. To live an artistic life, it’s a blessing.”

― Elias Koteas

“I don’t know if it’s a blessing or a curse, but every time I show up on set it still feels like the first time.”

― Elias Koteas

“I grew up singing in church. I’ve been doing that since I was 3 years old. Singing was a blessing for me to do.”

― Elijah Kelley

“I have sworn eternal opposition to slavery, and by the blessing of God, I will never go back.”

― Elijah Parish Lovejoy

“Whether it’s a blessing or a curse, I have always played someone like 10 years younger. When I was 23 or 24, I was playing 15 opposite Evan Rachel Wood in a movie called ‘Pretty Persuasion.’ She was 16 and nobody in a million years would have thought I was that much older than her.”

― Elisabeth Harnois

“I think that if you’re lucky enough to work with a stylist who pulls a rack from the beginning that you love everything on it, that’s a blessing.”

― Elizabeth Debicki

“On a red carpet, you really want to feel your best, so to work with a designer who will shape a dress to your figure and take into consideration your opinions is really a blessing.”

― Elizabeth Debicki

“People find it a great blessing if their child left behind a child.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“My son is a blessing in every way.”

― Elizabeth Emken

“Tweeting about objects means I don’t need to bid on them, which is a blessing. Buying something is a way of saying, ‘Look at this!’ So is tweeting. So, I guess, is writing fiction.”

― Elizabeth McCracken

“Music is made one of Satan’s most attractive agencies to ensnare souls; but, when turned to a good account, it is a blessing. When abused, it leads the unconsecrated to pride, vanity, and folly.”

― Ellen G. White

“Confound not faith and feeling together. They are distinct. Faith is ours to exercise. Believe, believe. Let your faith take hold of the blessing, and it is yours by faith. Your feelings have nothing to do with this faith.”

― Ellen G. White

“I’ve been fortunate enough to be given the blessing by Triple H down at NXT to start coming out to the ring with a microphone in my hand.”

― Enzo Amore

“Everything is a blessing, even meetings. Whether it’s meetings or running gassers or lifting, it’s an opportunity, and the best thing to do is be thankful for it.”

― Eric Berry

“It’s a blessing to know that the church and the gospel are the same no matter where I go. I can find a church and know the services and feel at home there.”

― Eric Weddle

“It is perhaps both a blessing and a curse that fictional worlds spring into my mind nearly fully formed and it takes quite a while to sift through everything to find the story.”

― Erin Morgenstern

“I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I’m nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.”

― Ernie Harwell

“Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.”

― Euripides

“I can’t wait to have kids one day. Yeah. Definitely. That’s the ultimate goal in life, for myself. I think that’s the ultimate blessing.”

― Eve

“The privilege of holding the priesthood, which is the power and authority to act in God’s name, is a great blessing and privilege and one that carries with it equally great obligations and responsibilities.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“One of the trials of life is that we do not usually receive immediately the full blessing for righteousness or the full cursing for wickedness.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“The earth was cursed for Adam’s sake. Work is our blessing, not our doom. God has a work to do, and so should we.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“If someone wants to marry you outside the temple, whom will you strive to please – God or a mortal? If you insist on a temple marriage, you will be pleasing the Lord and blessing the other party.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Certainly it is a blessing to have three beautiful kids who are all healthy. God put them here for me to nurture and bring them up and try to keep as close to right as I can. So it’s a blessing. It’s a big responsibility, but at the same time it’s an honor.”

― Faith Evans

“And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men. I have told unto them the Epic of Kings, and the Epic of Kings is come to a close, and the tale of their deeds is ended.”

― Ferdowsi

“The Internet is a blessing and a curse. I mean, it’s a place where lots of people can express themselves, which is amazing, but it’s a place where a lot of people can express themselves that probably should keep those expressions to themselves.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.”

― Francis Bacon

“It’s easy to write for God and about God, because what a thrill to remind the church that the Holy Spirit of God is in you. What a rush! What an amazing blessing!”

― Francis Chan

“There is no question that America has been a nation that has been blessed by almighty God. There is no other nation in the history of mankind that has done what His nation has done – and it’s because of God’s hand and His blessing.”

― Franklin Graham

“At the end of the seven years, ‘Family Ties’ voluntarily went off the air. And, we went off as the #1 show on TV that week. We cut down the nets on stage 24 and moved on with the rest of our lives. Always to carry with us the blessing of what we had gone through together.”

― Gary David Goldberg

“When I decided that I might want to do acting for a living – I don’t know where it really came from, since there was no school play or any of that – my mom gave me her blessing. I had to get a scholarship – that was the only way I could have gone to drama school.”

― Gary Oldman

“Being able to act for a living is a blessing. I have a great theater company that’s almost 40 years old.”

― Gary Sinise

“When I was 15 or so, I made a conscious decision to try and sing with a big voice. Everybody I listened to had these big voices, and I wanted to try it. The blessing is that I could.”

― George Ezra

“May those who enjoy the faithful ministry of the Word feel exceedingly thankful for it. There are few blessings on Earth greater for a believer; and yet the Lord is frequently obliged to teach us the value of this blessing by depriving us of it for a season.”

― George Muller

“A child rightly trained may be a world-wide blessing, with an influence reaching onward to eternal years. But a neglected or misdirected directed child may live to blight and blast mankind, and leave influences of evil which shall roll on in increasing volume till they plunge into the gulf of eternal perdition.”

― George Muller

“I’ve done every imaginable job possible out there – movies, TV, animation, TV movies… and, at this point, almost reality, it seems. It’s been a real blessing. It’s been a great ride.”

― George Newbern

“In recent generations, women’s sports have been a blessing. Some of us can remember the bad old days in the ’50s, when we would discover in casual schoolyard play that a girl could outrun most of us or hold her own in basketball or hit a softball – but there were no teams, no coaches, for girls.”

― George Vecsey

“I’m a praying atheist. When I hear an ambulance siren, I ask for a blessing for those people in trouble, knowing that no one’s listening. I think it’s just a habit of mindfulness.”

― Geraldine Brooks

“It is a blessing to have pretty people around me. I like people who are sparky, positive. Evil, dark people are repelled by me: ‘Oooh no! Too much sunlight.’”

― Geri Halliwell

“I don’t know. I just do what I do, man, and it’s a blessing for people to respect what I do.”

― Ghostface Killah

“Twitter and social media have so changed the game for filmmakers, but especially for artists. It shrinks the world and gives chance to feel like they know you. But it’s a blessing and a curse. It can help build you up, but there’s also such anonymity.”

― Gina Prince-Bythewood

“It’s a real blessing for me to tell you, sir, that calvary has arrived – Fox is here!”

― Glenn Beck

“I can multitask like crazy. I’m riddled with ADD – a blessing and a curse.”

― Glenn Beck

“The Internet has been a blessing and a curse. The curse we know: A lot of people appropriating your intellectual property without paying for it. But I think it’s important to realize the blessing of the Internet, which is that everybody has a voice and you can break through, even without a record company.”

― Gloria Estefan

“Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.”

― Golda Meir

“Let every mother realize that she has no greater blessing than the children who have come to her as a gift from the Almighty; that she has no greater mission than to rear them in light and truth, in understanding and love.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Through reading the scriptures, we can gain the assurance of the Spirit that that which we read has come of God for the enlightenment, blessing, and joy of his children.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“I appreciate every blessing.”

― Gunna

“One of the things that was a blessing for me is my parents were music lovers. Neither of my parents played an instrument, but they were avid record buyers. And I grew up at every age listening to all kinds of music.”

― Gustavo Santaolalla

“It’s actually a blessing to be able to walk off that field win, lose or draw. If you walk off that field healthy, that’s the important thing.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“Anytime you get a win in this league, it’s a blessing.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“I am a kid who played university cricket, so to be around international cricket is a blessing.”

― Harsha Bhogle

“Both my parents, grandmother and all close relatives who met Diana liked her very much, and my parents and grandmother never objected to our relationship. They were very much happy for us to make a decision ourselves and made it clear they would support it 100 per cent. We both had their blessing.”

― Hasnat Khan

“If you and I desire the blessings of life, of health, of vigor of body and mind; if we desire the destroying angel to pass us by, as he did in the days of the children of Israel, we must obey the Word of Wisdom; then God is bound, and the blessing shall come to us.”

― Heber J. Grant

“I don’t care if every patriarch in the Church has made a mistake in a blessing, and told a lie, I believe with all my heart and soul that the gospel is true, and I will not allow my faith to be upset.”

― Heber J. Grant

“It is because of the blessing of Lord Ganesha that the event has become so popular among Puneites. Kalmadiji also plays a very important role in the growth of the Pune Festival. It is because of him that we are able to enthrall the audience with good performances.”

― Hema Malini

“To give someone a blessing is the most significant affirmation we can offer.”

― Henri Nouwen

“Ministers are powerless people who have nothing to boast of except their weaknesses. But when the Lord whom they serve fills them with His blessing they will move mountains and change the hearts of people wherever they go.”

― Henri Nouwen

“Look thy last on all things lovely, Every hour – let no night Seal thy sense in deathly slumber Till to delight Thou hast paid thy utmost blessing.”

― Henry Austin Dobson

“The miracle of unity is being granted to us as we pray and work for it in the Lord’s way. Our hearts will be knit together in unity. God has promised that blessing to His faithful Saints whatever their differences in background and whatever conflict rages around them.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“If we have faith in Jesus Christ, the hardest as well as the easiest times in life can be a blessing. In all conditions, we can choose the right with the guidance of the Spirit. We have the gospel of Jesus Christ to shape and guide our lives if we choose it.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“God offers us counsel not just for our own safety, but for the safety of His other children, whom we should love. There are few comforts so sweet as to know that we have been an instrument in the hands of God in leading someone else to safety. That blessing generally requires the faith to follow counsel when it is hard to do.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The thirst for education that comes with the change the gospel brings can be a blessing or a curse, depending on our motives.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“When you’re kept out of the adult world, it’s a blessing in disguise.”

― Henry Rollins

“When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise seems a blessing from Heaven. It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor, and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high.”

― Hideki Tojo

“Everything that I have earned in my life is just because of my guruji and his omnipotent blessing.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“To be always in a state of wonder is a kind of sensitivity that can sometimes be an extraordinary blessing and sometimes a real pain.”

― Holly Near

“One of the great pleasures of having children is spending one-on-one time with them. Sadly, I could do that for only a few minutes at a time. I’d never say that ADD/ADHD is a gift or a blessing. And if someone says it is a gift, I’d love to return it.”

― Howie Mandel

“Whatever you go into, you have to go in there to be the best. There’s no formulas. It’s all about passion and honesty and hard work. It might look glamorous, but it takes a lot of hard work. The blessing with the arts is that you can do it forever.”

― Hugh Masekela

“Coco Chanel once said that what makes a woman look old is trying desperately to look young. Why should one be ashamed to be 84? Why do you have to say that you’re 52? Nobody’s going to believe you anyway, so why be such a fool? It’s nice that you got to be so old. It’s a blessing.”

― Iris Apfel

“Poverty brings one blessing in Turkey – the poor man is of necessity a monogamist.”

― Isabella Bird

“What a blessing that God allows a life to come through your body, and then allows you to place that body in a body bag and take it out. I had to say that there’s a magnificent something that God has for me to do, to give me that level of completion. That level of experience. It’s unspeakable.”

― Iyanla Vanzant

“It’s something I think about: children are such a blessing.”

― Jacqui Ainsley

“After the Olympics and being on such a high and then losing in the World Championships, I was distraught. But now, looking back on it, I think it was the biggest blessing. I was going into every fight thinking I have to win because I am Olympic champion and putting too much pressure on myself. I lost my hunger and stopped enjoying my taekwondo.”

― Jade Jones

“I’m from Mexico, and I’ve heard some horror stories about cast members who can’t stand each other. What we have on ‘Jane’ is a blessing. We do table reads for every single episode one day before it starts to shoot.”

― Jaime Camil

“A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road, And nailed if fast to his barn door, That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife, And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm.”

― James Thomas Fields

“You can never have too much good blessing.”

― James Wan

“It’s a blessing and a curse when your first big public album does so well. ‘Twentysomething’ sold four million copies – I think we were hoping to sell 80,000. And it’s still selling. In some ways, you’ll always be defined by that.”

― Jamie Cullum

“I went from living in a house with five guys in Palo Alto, and living off their leftovers, to all of a sudden having all kinds of resources. And I wanted to figure out how I could take the blessing of these resources and share it with the world.”

― Jeffrey Skoll

“A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It’s unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing.”

― Jennie Finch

“You have to wait for a big star to come in and generate interest on a project, and now that has become me, which is an amazing blessing.”

― Jeremy Renner

“I’ve always been a religious person, and I try to think that every disappointment might just be a blessing in disguise.”

― Jermain Defoe

“What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.”

― Jerome K. Jerome

“Some days we may be more acutely conscious of our sinfulness and hence more aware of our need of His grace, but there is never a day when we can stand before Him on our own two feet of performance, when we are worthy enough to deserve His blessing.”

― Jerry Bridges

“Go back to what’s good, what’s certain, what’s always there. You woke up today. Just start walking. Whatever it is, it’ll pass. Time doesn’t go backward. That’s the one real blessing. It happened; it does you no good to worry. Keep it movin’.”

― Jesse L. Martin

“The scandal happened and I made the best of it. I kind of feel like in the end it was a blessing.”

― Jessica Hahn

“Photography was a blessing because it filled my time.”

― Jessica Lange

“Photography was a blessing because it filled my time. If I had to start over, I’d pursue photography – probably to the exclusion of acting.”

― Jessica Lange

“Being a mom, it feels like I did something so powerful and amazing. It’s such a gigantic blessing, and a confirmation that the Creator exists. And all of that has made me feel sexier and stronger. I call it ‘lava in my spine.’”

― Jill Scott

“I chose ‘No. 1 Ladies’ Detective,’ or I’ll say it chose me, and it was an absolute blessing, for the experience of being in Africa for seven months and learning so many different things, from languages to foods to greetings. On so many levels, it was an incredible experience.”

― Jill Scott

“I’m a minimalist Jew, but on Friday night, I celebrate Shabbat. At sundown, we light candles, say the blessing, and I don’t turn on my computer for 24 hours.”

― Jill Soloway

“It’s all been a blessing, just being able to focus on my health and redouble the efforts on recovery. It’s been a long path. I still have chronic pain.”

― Jim Irsay

“Every day is a blessing in WWE, and I keep reminding myself of that. That’s my character.”

― Jinder Mahal

“Every day in WWE is blessing, and every day, I have to outwork my competition.”

― Jinder Mahal

“With the blessing of social media and platforms like Amazon Prime and Netflix, you get this broad audience that I don’t think we knew about when we were kids.”

― Jo Koy

“In my early twenties, I got the basics covered. In retrospect, one of the great things about success is that I never really had to work in a factory full-time. So that’s a blessing.”

― Joe Walsh

“Many Americans genuinely fear that God is preparing to remove his hand of protection and blessing from our country, or perhaps already has.”

― Joel C. Rosenberg

“When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.”

― Joel Osteen

“There’s a belief that you’re supposed to be poor, and suffering, and show your humility. I just don’t see the Bible that way. I see that God came and Jesus died so that we might live an abundant life and be a blessing to others.”

― Joel Osteen

“Indeed, it is as important to learn how to receive a blessing as it is to be willing to give one.”

― Joel Osteen

“People will occasionally ask me if I understand what it’s like to be lonely. And the truth is I don’t, because for me, solitariness is a blessing, a gift. Me, I get on fine with myself.”

― John Burnside

“To have friends who will always take you to higher ground is an incalculable blessing.”

― John Bytheway

“A revolution in itself is not a blessing. The revolution accomplished by the French people is, indeed, a wonderful event – the most striking, in my opinion, in history; but it may lead to events which will make it a mighty evil.”

― John C. Calhoun

“For me, to get any match is fine. For me to be thrown right into the mix and be named No. 1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship is a blessing.”

― John Cena

“If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege, as much equality as they bring to any American citizen, then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.”

― John Hope

“To be a good draftsman was to me a blessing.”

― John James Audubon

“I knew what I wanted to do when I was 13 and I had to go through four years of high school to get out. That’s a blessing, because I never had to lay on my bed staring up at the ceiling going, ‘What am I going to do with my life?’”

― John Mayer

“Some respected and beloved brethren insist that the forming and organising of churches is, according to God’s will, the only means of finding blessing in the midst of that confusion which is acknowledged to exist.”

― John Nelson Darby

“Blessing is the soveraign act of God, and the power of benediction like the power of God.”

― John Pearson

“Fanboys are a creator’s blessing and curse. If a fanboy likes you, they love you. Obsessively. If you cross them with some plot point or story direction they reject, expect to be wholly and continually eviscerated across the Internet.”

― John Ridley

“Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing, Thanks for mercies past received.”

― John Sheffield

“Religion is a mixed blessing.”

― John Shelby Spong

“I guarantee you that the people who watch ‘Conan O’Brien’ or who watch ‘Entertainment Tonight’ and probably a lot of these other programs have never heard of Operation Blessing. Maybe they have heard of UNICEF, and I’m sure they have heard of the Red Cross, but they haven’t heard of this organization.”

― John Tesh

“For me, I am not a fan of any of my own matches, and it’s both a blessing and a curse. Because I’m never satisfied, I’m always looking to improve in every area.”

― Johnny Gargano

“It’s a blessing and a curse, ’cause I’m never satisfied, so I continually want to outdo myself. But still, I’m never happy.”

― Johnny Gargano

“Being in the public eye is part of what I do, and taking on a multitude of different projects – television, radio, fashion, writing or deep-sea diving – is a blessing. It is also how I pay my bills and fund my own skating, as I don’t have a sponsor or financial help from my federation.”

― Johnny Weir

“We have self-centered minds which get us into plenty of trouble. If we do not come to understand the error in the way we think, our self-awareness, which is our greatest blessing, is also our downfall.”

― Joko Beck

“Creativity is not a trait that we inherit in our genes or a blessing bestowed by the angels. It’s a skill.”

― Jonah Lehrer

“Jews have deep respect for the Queen and the royal family. We say a prayer for them every Sabbath in synagogue. We recite a special blessing on seeing the Queen.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“The market economy is deeply congruent with the values set out in the Hebrew Bible. Material prosperity is a divine blessing. Poverty crushes the spirit as well as the body, and its alleviation is a sacred task. Work is a noble calling.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.”

― Jonathan Swift

“I hope that it can relate to and be a blessing to anybody, with the hope that someday they will find Jesus Christ to be the same God that I’ve found Him to be.”

― Jonny Lang

“A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.”

― Joseph Addison

“An established property can be a blessing and a challenge. On one hand you have all those fans of the original that you can pick up with and continue on with but then you have a lot of people out there who haven’t seen the first and might feel like this isn’t a movie for them because of that.”

― Joseph Kosinski

“Laughter is God’s blessing.”

― Joseph Prince

“To have the recognition of your colleagues is great. The public attention is a mixed blessing.”

― Joshua Lederberg

“When you begin to worry, go find something to do. Get busy being a blessing to someone; do something fruitful. Talking about your problem or sitting alone, thinking about it, does no good; it serves only to make you miserable. Above all else, remember that worrying is totally useless. Worrying will not solve your problem.”

― Joyce Meyer

“As my family story shows, Latinos have been a blessing for USA for many generations. The future of America depends in part on the success of the Latino community, and this opportunity is just one more signifier of that.”

― Julian Castro

“I had the blessing of opportunity. You need the folks in the boardroom who have consciences and the people in the streets who can picket at the right time.”

― Julian Castro

“That’s the neat thing about the Olympics – so many of these athletes, they don’t make a ton of money, they train for four years to compete, and they realize, ‘Look, this is a blessing that I have this chance to represent the United States of America.’”

― Julie Foudy

“It’s been a blessing to work under Team Timbaland.”

― Jussie Smollett

“The fact that people are able to be positively impacted by any of my work is really just a blessing. And ultimately, that’s what I want to do.”

― Justin Lee

“I’ve had the good fortune and blessing to run for the offices for which I really wanted to do the work.”

― Kamala Harris

“There’s a blessing in everything that happens to us.”

― Kamaru Usman

“As a person who grew up in Los Angeles – that’s a very diverse place – I’ve always felt like that diversity is a blessing. It’s not a problem to be solved: it’s a gift to be thankful for.”

― Kamasi Washington

“On my posts, I would tell people, ‘If you like this, give it a share.’ If you go online and look at my videos, you might see where I have 80,000 likes, but 525,000 shares. That’s where you gain more people as followers coming in. It took me a second to learn it all, but now that I have, it’s been a blessing and a curse.”

― Kane Brown

“Good sports facilities are a blessing.”

― Kapil Dev

“It really is a blessing when two people who are so full of dignity and kindness and really live to make the world a better place get together.”

― Karen Duffy

“Do you know what a blessing it is to make movies that make people happy?”

― Kate Hudson

“As a gymnast, I’ve always compartmentalized my life, which is a blessing and a curse. But over time, I’ve learned that my sport doesn’t fully define me, and I think that’s where a lot of the joy in my routines comes from now: I’m not compartmentalizing as much, and I know who I am beyond my sport.”

― Katelyn Ohashi

“It’s sort of the mixed blessing of being on television for so long in one thing; sometimes that backfires, in that you’re not able to continue on.”

― Katey Sagal

“I absolutely love being a mother. It’s been a blessing. It’s fun and it’s hard, but it’s absolutely amazing.”

― Keisha Castle-Hughes

“Single motherhood is an amazing thing; it’s a blessing.”

― Kelly Cutrone

“I’m just steadily building myself up as Kelly Rowland, not just Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child, which is a blessing to be able to do that.”

― Kelly Rowland

“When I first got to Oklahoma, it was really a blessing that coach Sutton was at Oklahoma State. He made me a better coach.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“My own life has had so many twists that I keep thinking I’ll have one blessing that is not in disguise.”

― Ken Bruen

“I always thought money was something just to make me happy. But I’ve learned that I feel better being able to help my folks, ’cause we never had nothing. So just to see them excited about my career is more of a blessing than me actually having it for myself.”

― Kendrick Lamar

“As human beings, we have the blessing and the curse that we’re able to adapt to almost anything. No matter how extreme the circumstances you’re in, they become normal.”

― Kevin Powers

“Seeing somebody get what they earned is always a blessing.”

― Khalil Mack

“Most families aren’t all in the public eye as we are. It works as a blessing. It works in our favor.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“It’s a blessing to be a part of television shows that were, to a certain extent, staples in a lot of people’s lives and as far as their entertainment lives.”

― Kim Fields

“I love the fact that Atlanta has given the entertainment industry an additional and growing hub. The opportunities personally and professionally have been a wonderful blessing.”

― Kim Fields

“Our young people are patriots and heroes whom we can be proud of before the world; that they have a large contingent of such trustworthy young people is a great blessing for the Workers’ Party of Korea and a source of pride for Korea, and this assures the great strength of our dignified state and its bright future.”

― Kim Jong-un

“It’s an amazing blessing to go to work every day with people I genuinely love.”

― Kim Rhodes

“My point is you’ve been given a powerful blessing in life in this country to be able to vote and to be able to sit on the jury, so come equipped.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“I want to live a good life and pay my taxes. ‘The Killing’ was a blessing. It was two wonderful years. But I had reached a point in my life, especially with a young son, that I was no longer willing to compromise my life for the sake of a paycheque. I was no longer willing to move where the tax credits are strong.”

― Kristin Lehman

“It is a very mixed blessing to be brought back from the dead.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

“Life is not always easy to live, but the opportunity to do so is a blessing beyond comprehension. In the process of living, we will face struggles, many of which will cause us to suffer and to experience pain.”

― L. Lionel Kendrick

“The temple and the holy ordinances are indeed sacred, and we should be spiritually sensitive to them. It is a sacred blessing to attend the temple to worship the Lord.”

― L. Lionel Kendrick

“No one likes to be typecast, but I would like to believe that the attention I get is for my acting, but at the same time, darn it, if I get to keep playing the handsome, smart guy, then that’s also a blessing, and it’s the last thing I would complain about.”

― Lamman Rucker

“In college I was so mad I wasn’t playing. The two guys in front of me were Billy Volek and David Carr, but I just realized that was a blessing in disguise, that I was so bad and I never played, so my brain’s good.”

― Lane Kiffin

“You know what I didn’t realize at the time is a really good blessing, is that I was a really crappy player.”

― Lane Kiffin

“I think American Idol is a great career launcher. A blessing for all of us.”

― LaToya London

“Before I go to bed, I thank God for blessing me with all the things he blessed me with, and for my family to be safe.”

― Lauren Alaina

“It’s a huge blessing to know you’ve done something that has affected people the way ‘The Matrix’ has. It’s like, there’s ‘Star Wars,’ and then there’s ‘The Matrix.’ It’s cool to be a part of that.”

― Laurence Fishburne

“My life has been a blessing. I’m grateful for everything I do have and the places I’m going and the things I’ve seen.”

― Leah LaBelle

“I know that God gave me the blessing to use, to bring honor and glory to Him, and to use to impact the lives of people.”

― Lee Haney

“It was all a back-handed blessing, and my friends were the ones who kept the faith, read my work, and urged me to submit it to publishers (by sending it out for me – they would not hear no for an answer.”

― Leslie Banks

“China and India are friendly neighbours. We are also natural partners. Both of our countries stand for amicable and peaceful relations between countries and a multipolar world. The peaceful and friendly relations between our two countries is a blessing not just to Asia, but to also the whole world.”

― Li Keqiang

“Money to me is just the biggest blessing in the world that allows me freedom.”

― Linda Evans

“In hindsight, Watergate was a curse as well as a blessing for American journalism. The courageous reporting of the ‘Post’ and the ‘New York Times’ – coupled with the favourable Supreme Court rulings on publication of the Pentagon Papers – were landmarks for the interpretation of First Amendment rights and the freedom of the press.”

― Lionel Barber

“What you do in your art – TV, music, film stuff – touches people. And they want to touch you. So that’s a blessing. I’m okay with it.”

― LL Cool J

“When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body – it’s a blessing.”

― Lou Gehrig

“I guess the point of that song ‘Troublemaker, Doppelganger’ is trying to navigate the worth of beauty and if it’s hurtful or helpful to value beauty. If it’s a curse or a blessing. Is that something really negative and morbid, like the hearse, or is it the limousine – a glamorous symbol of enjoying life?”

― Lucy Dacus

“But it’s a blessing to be so successful within a year; it’s the greatest feeling in the world, making money and doing the things that I’m doing, and I definitely trying to continue doing what I’m doing.”

― Ludacris

“It is such an unimaginable honor to be sharing the light yet again with Beyonce on her sold out Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. This is a blessing that I do not take lightly.”

― Luke James

“For me, personally, I feel like that’s my duty while I’m on this earth is to serve others and use my blessing to bless others. If I’m not doing that, I feel like I’m not serving my purpose. That’s my goal, that’s my passion, and that’s what I intend to do for the rest of my life.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“But there’s a huge blessing that comes from being a part of a show like ‘The Cosby Show’ that sets such a high standard of quality – it touched so many people on so many different levels.”

― Malcolm-Jamal Warner

“I always wanted to be a chef. Flavors and food were always of interest to me, but it was how those things brought friends and family together to celebrate not only the special occasions but everyday life. It has been a blessing that I have been able to pursue a career that creates a product that brings people together.”

― Maneet Chauhan

“Every time you put on an Oriole uniform, it’s always a great blessing, and you always want that opportunity to put that on.”

― Manny Machado

“I’m going to the All-Star Game as an Oriole and as a shortstop. It’s just always a blessing. I thank God.”

― Manny Machado

“I believe God has blessed our country. This country has been extraordinarily blessed. And we have honored that blessing. And that’s why God has continued to bless us.”

― Marco Rubio

“The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The divine light which you carry within your soul is inherited from God because you are His daughter. Part of the light which makes you so magnificent is the blessing of womanhood.”

― Margaret D. Nadauld

“It is a great blessing to have light in our lives – a light that helps us see things as they really are, light that illuminates our understanding, light we can follow with confidence and perfect trust.”

― Margaret D. Nadauld

“An enchanted love, an awakened love, between two people is a blessing on the entire world.”

― Marianne Williamson

“Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.”

― Mark Twain

“Growing up, I think I was arrested 20-odd times by the Boston police. The good news is that I’ve been able to use those experiences in a lot of my roles, and that has been a blessing.”

― Mark Wahlberg

“I’m lucky to be alive. It’s a blessing to tell my story, you know.”

― Marti Noxon

“Every day’s a blessing, right? It’s all in your control.”

― Martin Starr

“If I do my job well, then God will smile on my offspring and on their offspring. I’m sure my father is seeing a blessing in me.”

― Marvin Gaye

“My parents didn’t care very much what I did, and that was probably a blessing.”

― Mary Oliver

“Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.”

― Mary Wollstonecraft

“To do a ‘Bond’ picture is a blessing but also a curse.”

― Maryam D’Abo

“The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God – if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think.”

― Maya Angelou

“My greatest blessing has been the birth of my son. My next greatest blessing has been my ability to turn people into children of mine.”

― Maya Angelou

“I think I have had so much blessing – I’ve had my brother, who was brilliant – I think my family came closest to making a genius when they made my brother – Bailey was just all of that. He loved me.”

― Maya Angelou

“My dad’s family is part British and Austrian, and my mother’s family is from Goa, which is in the south of India. I looked different from everyone else, which now is such a blessing. It was harder at the beginning of my career.”

― Meaghan Rath

“It’s a blessing to be able to do different things really, I feel so lucky.”

― Mel Giedroyc

“I take each thing as it comes and try and give it 110 per cent – it’s just a blessing to be able to do different things.”

― Mel Giedroyc

“I consider myself more of an international artist than I do a one-territory artist, which I think is a blessing.”

― Melanie Fiona

“The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving.”

― Merle Shain

“If you are handed something, it’s a blessing and a curse. Look at hip hop artists, they produced everything themselves. Even people like Robert De Niro are getting into production. Again, it’s art vs. marketing. Not everyone can take the risk. You have to break a few eggs to make a good omelet.”

― Michael Winslow

“I’m asking myself, ‘What do my girls, what do all our children deserve in their president? What kind of a president do we want for them?’ Well, to start with, I think we want someone who is a unifying force in this country: someone who sees our differences not as a threat, but as a blessing.”

― Michelle Obama

“I believe that rejection is a blessing because it’s the universe’s way of telling you that there’s something better out there.”

― Michelle Phan

“He had a face like a blessing.”

― Miguel de Cervantes

“Leaving Def Jam was kind of a blessing in disguise because we can make whatever record we want.”

― Mike D

“I do believe God has given me an incredible opportunity and a platform in a secular environment but still to take a stand for Christ and being a blessing to believers.”

― Mike Huckabee

“I like blessing others around me. When you work hard, it’s just dope to give back to the people around you.”

― Mike Will Made It

“God wants my life to be about being successful and being happy and blessing other people and being blessed.”

― Miley Cyrus

“No blessing goes uncontested. It will take a long time to get your dream.”

― Miranda Hart

“The most important thing is God’s blessing and if you believe in God and you believe in yourself, you have nothing to worry about.”

― Mohamed Al-Fayed

“It’s a blessing to find a project you feel you have to make or you’ll die.”

― Morten Tyldum

“My mother never cursed at home; my father never cursed at home. My father didn’t drink. Even though we were poor, we would say a blessing over the table. So that’s who I am.”

― Mr. T

“I know I’ve accomplished a great deal for a man of my height. It’s been a blessing, and I thank God for the talent. I’ve always given 110%.”

― Muggsy Bogues

“Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed.”

― Muriel Rukeyser

“Kids don’t come with instruction manuals. It’s interesting, but after you have your kids, it’s a blessing. It’s not as hard as people may think it is.”

― Mustard

“It’s a blessing to stay a child all your life – pretend to be this and that. And get paid for it.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“Every lesson is a blessing!”

― Natalya Neidhart

“I was told it might be quite difficult to conceive, so it really was a great blessing when my pregnancy suddenly happened. I had been diagnosed years ago with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which can affect your fertility – but luckily, in my case, it didn’t.”

― Natasha Little

“I feel, as an artist, that we don’t do enough to appreciate our fans. We are in this position because of the fans, and it’s really a blessing.”

― Ne-Yo

“’Game of Thrones’ cares about children. Children are heirs. There’s no hemming and hawing about how they’re desensitized to violence or they cost too much to send to college. They’re a blessing – in many ways the only blessing – and even the evil ones have parents who love them.”

― Ned Vizzini

“Basically, I always thought that if I had a movie that did well enough and warranted having a sequel, I would seriously entertain it because that’s a huge blessing when that happens in your career.”

― Nicholas Stoller

“’The Lunchbox’ has been a blessing – all gift-wrapped and tied with a bow. Life is a lunchbox of chocolates now!”

― Nimrat Kaur

“You can obviously roam in public, but you can’t do that with complete abandon. At the back of your mind, you are always worried if someone’s watching you. But then, it’s something that comes with the job profile. People approach you because they like you, and I don’t see it as a hassle. It’s a blessing.”

― Nivin Pauly

“I think success happens when it’s supposed to and when you can appreciate it. I am grateful that it didn’t happen for me at 22 or 23. I would’ve been foolish enough to think that we’re all entitled to it, instead of it being the divine blessing that it is.”

― Octavia Spencer

“It’s a blessing to have people to support you from across the world.”

― Offset

“When you get a blessing, you pass it on.”

― Offset

“For a homebody like me, the evolution of gadgets has been a blessing.”

― Okky Madasari

“Every day is a blessing.”

― Olivia Culpo

“I played sports. The acting thing was just a direct blessing from the Lord, because I lost my discipline to play sports, and I had this really cool professor grab me and kind of take me under his wing, and the ball just started rolling. Another professor introduced me to my first agent, and the next thing you know, I got to start doing films.”

― Omar Benson Miller

“There is inestimable blessing in a cheerful spirit. When the soul throws its windows wide open, letting in the sunshine, and presenting to all who see it the evidence of its gladness, it is not only happy, but it has an unspeakable power of doing good.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“You go to a technology conference or an engineering conference, there are very few women there. At the same time it’s a blessing in the fact that you do get noticed. People tend to remember you as the only woman in the room ‘who said that’, or the only woman in the room who was an engineer.”

― Padmasree Warrior

“When professors expect a few dozen students and hundreds show up, it’s a mixed blessing. While it’s a testament to their popularity, it also means they have to scramble to interview and hire more teaching fellows, schedule rooms, and order lab supplies.”

― Parker Conrad

“I think too much, which is a blessing and a curse.”

― PartyNextDoor

“I believe it’s important to put all of your energy into what you’re doing rather than doing an office job and trying to muster up energy for music. It’s been a real blessing to play music full time.”

― Passenger

“If you’re retired, it’s a blessing. You know, if you want to keep working and doing what you want to do, it’s not a blessing as all – it’s a curse.”

― Pat Benatar

“I also pray for favor and His anointing on my life and ministry that I might have spiritual blessing when I minister to people. They’re my principal prayers; I don’t have a prayer list that I go down.”

― Pat Robertson

“And I think the blessing of heaven is on Bush. It’s just the way it is.”

― Pat Robertson

“It’s great to be able to continue my career in Chicago. Playing with the best organization in sports and the best fans in the game is a blessing.”

― Patrick Kane

“I’m not sure the oil producers are enjoying real growth. That troubles me. For experience has shown that oil can be more of a curse than a blessing. And not only in Africa.”

― Paul Wolfowitz

“I am so blessed. I’ve been way over-blessed. At 64 years old, I look forward to going to bed every night so I can wake up in the morning and see what blessing is going to come my way that day. Because you never, ever know what God’s got in store for you.”

― Paula Deen

“Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.”

― Paulo Coelho

“I walk every day, and I look at the mountains and the fields and the small city, and I say: ‘Oh my God, what a blessing.’ Then you realise it’s important to put it in a context beyond this woman, this man, this city, this country, this universe.”

― Paulo Coelho

“We all know that we’re going to die, but we don’t know when. That’s not a blessing, that’s a curse.”

― Peter Greenaway

“God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.”

― Peter Marshall

“Do you suppose there is any living man so unreasonable that if he found himself stricken with a dangerous ailment he would not anxiously desire to regain the blessing of health?”

― Petrarch

“We sing a little song before we eat, a little blessing before we eat, and it’s really – we’re thanking the Lord and the Earth for the food that we eat, and it really brings you together in a profound kind of way.”

― Phil Lesh

“No blessing lasts forever.”

― Plautus

“Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God.”

― Pope Francis

“If you’re down, it’s curse; if you’re up, it’s a blessing.”

― Powers Boothe

“Being spontaneous is a blessing.”

― Quavo

“It’s a blessing to have fans acknowledging your craft, period.”

― Quavo

“Inspiration is some mysterious blessing which happens when the wheels are turning smoothly.”

― Quentin Blake

“Normally, my birthdays are very quiet. I go to the temple with my family and later take blessing from my parents. A few friends come over to my house, and we talk about the year gone by.”

― R. Madhavan

“We didn’t plan one of my kids; they just kind of happened. So I’ve just kind of taken each one as a blessing sent to me by God.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“I have to say, I worry about Twitter. Not that it will survive – they don’t need my blessing for that – but that it will stay the kind of open, community-enhancing-and-enabling site that made it flourish at the outset.”

― Rachel Sklar

“In 10 months, I was replaced from three films. That’s when I realised I need to take my work seriously. It’s a blessing I didn’t get things easy. If I had, I wouldn’t realise the value of success.”

― Rakul Preet Singh

“The Law of God reaches into every area of life, and it brings about incredible blessing and incredible freedom.”

― Randall Terry

“What I hated then – and hate now – is the way that people say to girls like me who get pregnant young that it ruins your life. Having a child doesn’t ruin your life – having a child is a blessing.”

― Rebecca Ferguson

“It’s a blessing to be paid to be in paradise. The Hawaiian people are so friendly.”

― Rebecca Mader

“I believe that illness has led me to a life of gratitude, so I consider Lyme disease at this point in my life to be a blessing in disguise.”

― Rebecca Wells

“Sometimes, when God blessed me with something, I would feel guilty. Then I realized this was wrong, because a blessing is a blessing is a blessing.”

― Reinhard Bonnke

“I always felt like, ‘I hope Oprah teaches a class to everybody when they get super famous about how to use, responsibly, that blessing.’”

― Renee Elise Goldsberry

“I feel like my whole career has been a blessing. In particular, the opportunity to be a part of ‘Hamilton’ was life-changing.”

― Renee Elise Goldsberry

“To me, being a role model is awesome. It’s a blessing.”

― Rey Mysterio

“And yet I think of Christopher Reeve who said he would pay two million dollars to be able to feel pain again. What a courageous man! So I have to think that pain is a blessing.”

― Ricardo Montalban

“History shows, in my opinion, that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; it is a curse for a society to be bilingual.”

― Richard Lamm

“Luckily, I was blessed to go to Stanford and a school that was primarily focused on academics, so it was a blessing.”

― Richard Sherman

“It is generally true that all that is required to make men unmindful of what they owe God for any blessing is that they should receive that blessing often and regularly.”

― Richard Whately

“Reshoots are par for the course on any film. For me, I kind of love it because, as an actor, you always feel that there was a way you could have done it differently. Being able to go back and do some stuff again is always a blessing in my eyes.”

― Riz Ahmed

“’CSI’s been a great blessing for me. It’s been a platform that’s allowed me to go around the country and the world, really, and speak on issues of disability, but I’ve never – I’m a professional actor, so I studied for years; I do theater. I never want to disrespect what got me here.”

― Robert David Hall

“We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.”

― Robert E. Lee

“I’m used to always deciding everything myself. It’s a blessing, but also a terrible defect.”

― Roberto Cavalli

“Forgiveness isn’t just a blessing you deliver to another human being. Forgiveness is also a gift you give yourself.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“At times, it was an incredible blessing to have all the attention; at times it was a logistical nightmare.”

― Rocco DiSpirito

“I don’t want to look exactly the same in everything I do. And if I’m not identifiable, then that can be a blessing or a curse. But I’m fine with it. Because at the end of the day, I’m still working, and I’m enjoying what I do.”

― Rochelle Aytes

“My first big break was ‘White Chicks.’ I had only been acting for about two years and I certainly didn’t feel like I was ready for such an opportunity. It could only be the hand of God blessing me. I accept everything I’m given with great appreciation.”

― Rochelle Aytes

“In the case of ‘The Bible’ series and now ‘Son of God,’ it has been a combination of what I love to do and what I believe. To be able to do that with the person I love has just really been a blessing.”

― Roma Downey

“I had become wealthy as an art dealer, but my life was never rich until I began serving in a mission and began being blessed by those that were basically hopeless. To see them have hope was the biggest blessing in my life.”

― Ron Hall

“It has been a wonderful life for me. It’s just been a blessing. I can’t say I would have done it any other way. I have no regrets. I like what I do.”

― Ron Shock

“Humor is a blessing to me. My earliest recollections are of looking at something and seeing the lighter side. But it’s always spontaneous. I couldn’t write a comedy skit for someone else.”

― Roy Clark

“It’s a gift, and a blessing, just to have a voice. And I’m proud that people do appreciate it, you know?”

― Roy Orbison

“I think being born in Panama was a blessing because Panama is a port city. It’s a really – the mentality is that – I remember that of admitting things in. You know, ports, ideas come in and out all the time.”

― Ruben Blades

“I’m always happy for people when I see God blessing them the way he’s blessed me.”

― Ruben Studdard

“My life path has been a blessing and a great learning experience. Skateboarding is my passion and I don’t see that changing. When I’m not skating, I love to surf. I’m open to the new experiences and opportunities.”

― Ryan Sheckler

“There’s not too many guys that spend their whole career with one team and I think it’s very fortunate and a blessing for me.”

― Ryne Sandberg

“We think it’s a blessing that we were able to bring our music to the world. That our music has not only inspired our communities but other communities. That’s one of the greatest things an artist in any field could know: that you’ve touched the mind of another artist.”

― Rza

“I tell people all the time, ‘Don’t give up.’ We get almost to our blessing, whether you believe spiritually in God or in a good force and an evil force. We get almost to our blessing, and we quit. Don’t stop.”

― Sam Childers

“It’s a blessing in a scientific career – the almost daily thrill of scientific discovery.”

― Sandra Faber

“Any team that wants to draft me is a blessing to me.”

― Saquon Barkley

“The youth coming up is interested in dance now, and they’re coming to the shows. That’s a blessing for those of us who create.”

― Savion Glover

“It’s been a huge blessing, being able to travel and have a great life.”

― Seann William Scott

“We need to be politically engaged, but peculiar in how we engage. Jesus and the early Christians had a marvelous political imagination. They turned all the presumptions and ideas of power and blessing upside down.”

― Shane Claiborne

“Writing, for me, is a very fluid process. I sit down and wait for the words to come. They usually do – in buckets and waves. I look upon it as a blessing because the words come so easily.”

― Sharon Draper

“I sing this song in church – ‘I don’t believe He brought me this far to leave me.’ I got a feeling that all these shows, all this everything, is part of my blessing. And in my heart, I know I’m going to do every show, and everything is going to be OK.”

― Sharon Jones

“In some ways the ACL tear was a blessing. I had hesitated to return to elite gymnastics after the 2008 Olympics. I told myself I had already accomplished so much, and the road was just going to get harder if I continued.”

― Shawn Johnson

“What drives me is really just being able to be a blessing to someone, you know. I really enjoy that, and as much as I can do, I will.”

― Sheila E.

“Sometimes things are a blessing in disguise.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“Technology challenges us to look at our human values. We can try to use technology to cure Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, which would be a blessing, but that blessing is not a reason to move from artificial brain enhancement to artificial intimacy.”

― Sherry Turkle

“If we eat any food, or drink any beverage, we must recite a blessing over them before and after.”

― Shmuel Yosef Agnon

“Our sages of blessed memory have said that we must not enjoy any pleasure in this world without reciting a blessing.”

― Shmuel Yosef Agnon

“To go to the synagogue with one’s father on the Passover eve – is there in the world a greater pleasure than that? What is it worth to be dressed in new clothes from head to foot, and to show off before one’s friends? Then the prayers themselves – the first Festival evening prayer and blessing.”

― Sholom Aleichem

“I have a good brain on me, but I’ve never really used it when it came to making decisions about love, which has been a blessing and a curse.”

― Sienna Miller

“Germans have an understanding of history and cannot allow themselves to forget it. It may be a curse, but in some ways, it’s a blessing. It makes them cautious.”

― Simon Rattle

“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

“Technology without hatred can be a blessing. Technology with hatred is always a disaster.”

― Simon Wiesenthal

“It’s almost a blessing for a new generation to say somebody like myself went to their school. It helps kids dream, and now they’re getting into acting, football, whatever.”

― Skepta

“Putting out a debut album is a bit scary – I want it to be just right, so I took some extra time to finish it. Eminem’s increased involvement has been such a blessing; I’m getting guidance from an artist I really admire and trust.”

― Skylar Grey

“What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise? It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene, there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on. I’m a little bit more of a pessimist there. I think that the Soviets – it’s a very sad lesson – by their intervention, saved the myth.”

― Slavoj Zizek

“When someone picks up one of my songs and records it, I’m a flattered man, it’s a blessing to me.”

― Smokey Robinson

“Even when I’m not onstage singing, there’s always music going on in my head. It’s a curse and a blessing in a way – it’s sitting in bed at night, trying to go to sleep, while the music keeps playing in your head – especially when you’re trying to learn something new and you’re trying to memorize it and get everything.”

― Sondra Radvanovsky

“The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved – as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem – must stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses.”

― Stanley Tucci

“When you fall into a midseason slot, you have the sort of blessing of not being on television while you shoot most of your season.”

― Stark Sands

“I was never really brought into the show business side of my father’s life. I guess that’s been a blessing and a downfall. But it’s made my own work the initiation.”

― Stephanie Zimbalist

“It’s a blessing because the Baldwin vibe on the street is what I live for the most. I think our name is something that a lot of people get a good feeling about and brings a smile to their face, and we’re very fortunate.”

― Stephen Baldwin

“I’ve always competed in those shows. Like, I won ‘Fear Factor’, I did ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’, I did ‘The Mole’, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ with Donald Trump. I’ve done a lot of those shows, all in the hope of being a blessing to my mom’s organization.”

― Stephen Baldwin

“I know the blessing of having a dad who played 16 years in the league. That experience, and seeing him as an example, let me know that it’s possible. It’s not easy, but it’s possible.”

― Stephen Curry

“Everything that UCLA stands for, it’s top of the food chain. So you either look at those things as burdens or you look at them as blessings. From day one, I’ve told my staff we’re going to look at it as a blessing and do everything we can to build champions.”

― Steve Alford

“I never dreamed I would coach at UCLA. It was not one of those things in my coaching career I thought would happen. It’s a tremendous blessing, and I’m going to make the most of it.”

― Steve Alford

“Down where I grew up, able-bodied people do that which we believe God created them to do. Work is a blessing; it’s not a curse.”

― Steve Southerland

“With comedy, it’s not always a blessing to be beautiful because part of it is self-parody and gurning.”

― Sue Perkins

“I never believed I’d have a six-pack, especially not at 35 years old. I always thought it was a genetic blessing. It’s not. You just have to be willing to do what it takes.”

― Sullivan Stapleton

“I think, back when I was younger, I was a lot more confident about certain things that I would write, and I didn’t need the band’s blessing or agreement; I would just kind of fight for it ’cause I knew it was good. And then the problem with getting older, especially when there’s some success involved, you have a different measuring stick.”

― Synyster Gates

“A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.”

― Tacitus

“It doesn’t get any more underground, conscious or indie than Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, but because they got a couple of really big pop hits, actually some of the biggest pop hits that hip-hop has ever seen, people are missing that part of their story. People are not counting that blessing.”

― Talib Kweli

“There are two sides to being pregnant. There is the beautiful, wonderful blessing side. The second side – it sucks!”

― Tamar Braxton

“I just had to find something else to fulfill me. Always being a singer and writing, it was a blessing. My brother started making music that was the kind of music I always saw myself singing.”

― Taryn Manning

“God keeps me grounded as well as my husband, Keith Douglas, who is such an inspiration to me. He’s an author, speaker, and businessman. He’s just a great husband and blessing.”

― Tasha Smith

“There are a lot of distractions when you’re in creative industries like publishing or fashion or media, and it’s a real blessing to have witnessed some of those up close at a young age. I think when you get past the glamour, that’s when you get to the good stuff – the stuff that really feeds your soul and enriches you as a person.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“We all suffer. It’s part of life. The blessing is – while evil exists, Divinity does, too, and it is stronger.”

― Taya Kyle

“The blessing is that my kids have a lot of strong men and strong marriages around them, so I feel like they are getting what they need as far as role modeling. So I don’t feel the pressure for them.”

― Taya Kyle

“I played pretty darn competitive-level hockey. Then the good old knee injury. Obviously, it’s a blessing in disguise, but growing up Canadian, that’s our religion, that’s our football.”

― Taylor Kitsch

“Being married is such a blessing, and my wife has been a rock. I rely on her for emotional support.”

― Taysom Hill

“I think it’s an enormous blessing to be the child of an immigrant who fled oppression, because you realize how fragile liberty is and how easily it can be taken away.”

― Ted Cruz

“God’s blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn’t done with America yet.”

― Ted Cruz

“You never know where a blessing can come from.”

― Teena Marie

“I just think it’s a blessing that I was able to have the gift of words and to be able to put them into music. I was given a great gift all the way around. I didn’t ever have to really go out and look for songs, you know.”

― Teena Marie

“I may think I have inalienable rights to be alive and happy, but I don’t – life is a blessing.”

― Terrence McNally

“I am getting to travel all over the world doing what I love and making a living out of it. That is a huge blessing to me.”

― Tessa Blanchard

“I have a huge family name to live up to and a huge legacy to live up to. I feel the pressure of that every day of my life, but I feel like it’s a blessing and a curse.”

― Tessa Blanchard

“It’s not really a curse or anything that you’re blind; it’s really a blessing.”

― The Mighty Hannibal

“If I’m talking to you, I can’t see you, but I can see inside of you and what you’re thinking. That’s a mixed blessing.”

― The Mighty Hannibal

“To receive footage that has been shot with editing in mind, it is a blessing.”

― Thelma Schoonmaker

“A man’s felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“We have the promise of God’s being our God, and of the blessing by Christ for ourselves, as we are Abraham’s seed, yet take the whole promise collectively made to him and us.”

― Thomas Goodwin

“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.”

― Thomas Paine

“Single Record of the Year and New Vocalist were such a blessing to see, but when I saw that I was up for Album of the Year, that’s when I started to be like, ‘What in the world, this is crazy!’ That one really got me in a pretty different way.”

― Thomas Rhett

“Any time you’re nominated for anything, it’s a true blessing and something you should be really excited about, but it’s sort of time to not be considered new anymore because I don’t really feel like I’m new. I’m just glad people still see me as fresh. I wish there was a ‘fresh country artist category’ rather than ‘new.’”

― Thomas Rhett

“The sweetest feeling you can have in this world is to feel the hand of the Lord upon your shoulder. In my patriarchal blessing as a boy, I was promised that I would have the gift of discernment. I have to acknowledge that such a declaration has been abundantly fulfilled in my life.”

― Thomas S. Monson

“It’s a blessing and a curse at the same time, the idea of genre.”

― Thundercat

“Any part that makes you world famous has got to be a blessing, hasn’t it?”

― Tim Curry

“’Wings’ was a blessing, but it was also very difficult. Whenever you do situation comedy, no matter how excellent the execution – and we had a great cast and great writers – but the format is somewhat limited.”

― Tim Daly

“The last thing we need to do when natural gas has been such a blessing is raise the severance tax.”

― Tim Griffin

“I know that my grandfather is 92 years old. And he has seen this country evolve in amazing ways. He looks at South Carolina and he says, wow, what an amazing state that we have the blessing to live within because of the evolution.”

― Tim Scott

“I don’t like to talk hypotheticals. I deal with the real life situations. I treat every day as a blessing.”

― Tim Tebow

“To have a body of work is a blessing – when you have songs that have been around generation after generation that they call timeless music, you can work that for a long time.”

― Tionne Watkins

“It is difficult to be that band that doesn’t do things the way other bands do it. It’s a blessing and a curse.”

― Tobias Forge

“Next month, I will celebrate my 30th anniversary of marriage with my beautiful bride, Vicki. Our marriage has been a blessing. I have gained even more respect for the institution over the past 3 decades and will defend it against attack.”

― Todd Tiahrt

“People often say that a bad event is a ‘blessing in disguise.’ Trust me, experience will teach you that some are unbelievably well disguised. Everyone gets fired, or decides to make a radical change at some point. Everyone suffers setbacks.”

― Tom Freston

“When I go to see people, I always kind of hope they are going to play some kind of songs I know. So you’ve got to know your audience. It’s kind of something that is a blessing and a curse in a way. You’re obligated to play some of that stuff that people know, but I don’t think that’s all you have to do.”

― Tom Petty

“What’s demanded from us black creatives is both a blessing and a curse, because it pushes you to be your absolute best. You cannot be anything less.”

― Tomi Adeyemi

“To me, life is a gift, and it’s a blessing to just be alive. And each person should learn what a gift it is to be alive no matter how tough things get.”

― Tony Bennett

“I don’t think that John Kerry is the Messiah or the Democratic Party is the answer, but I don’t like the evangelical community blessing the Republican Party as some kind of God-ordained instrument for solving the world’s problems.”

― Tony Campolo

“What God wants is for us to live by His rules, resulting in the receiving of His blessing and power. When we as Christians, celebrating our differences, join together as the house of God representing the kingdom of God for the glory of God, we get the response of God to our presence in history.”

― Tony Evans

“If I’m able to get drafted by the New York Knicks, it would be a blessing.”

― Trae Young

“It’s been one heck of a ride. I came into the league playing with Kobe and Shaq and for Phil Jackson. Playing with Jordan. And so, it just has been a blessing. I can’t describe it any other way.”

― Tyronn Lue

“Somebody has to look out for and protect our kids, and I feel blessed to be a blessing to someone else.”

― Usher

“There’s something really cool about TV. TV, you get the luxury of having the same people around. It is such a blessing when you get a TV job. You really have a chance to get to make, like, work friends. I think TV is one of the few mediums where I’ve had the opportunity to get to know my crew members.”

― Valerie Azlynn

“When I find the right information, the Web is a blessing; when I don’t, it’s a distraction.”

― Victor LaValle

“Every time I dance, it’s a tremendous blessing, and I just can’t forget that.”

― Victoria Arlen

“Bitterness and unforgiveness block the flow of God’s blessing in your life and actually hinder your prayers.”

― Victoria Osteen

“You have to make time and tend to things that are important in your life so you can live the life of blessing God has promised you!”

― Victoria Osteen

“Ford is such an answered prayer and an absolute blessing.”

― Virginia Williams

“Trayvon exposed a lot of things. I think something positive will come out of it. It’s a blessing in disguise. And he will never be forgotten.”

― Walshy Fire

“Every burden is a blessing.”

― Walt Kelly

“Under trees, the urban dweller might restore his troubled soul and find the blessing of a creative pause.”

― Walter Gropius

“Having one of the highest IQs ever measured is as much a curse as it is a blessing. My parents were great, though: they were always seeking the most difficult presents possible for me – Rubik’s cubes and things like that.”

― Walter O’Brien

“Just to know that someone who’s 15 years old is listening to my music and the work that I’ve done – it’s definitely a blessing.”

― Warren G

“I’m entirely self-taught, which I think is both a blessing and a curse.”

― Washed Out

“Basically, I’ve found that if you have two films that don’t perform well, it doesn’t matter that you’ve had a bunch of successful ones. The phone stops ringing, and after ‘Deadly Blessing’ and ‘Swamp Thing,’ that’s what happened.”

― Wes Craven

“Working with people like Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis is such a blessing because I’ve watched them a great deal. I grew up with ‘Friends’ and always aspired to work with someone from that cast. Jason is just such an amazing comedian.”

― Will Poulter

“Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.”

― William Arthur Ward

“Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence.”

― William Falconer

“Some people come into our life as a blessing, while others come into our life as a lesson, so love them for who they are instead of judging them for who they are not.”

― Yolanda Hadid

“High School Musical has been a blessing and a gift.”

― Zac Efron

“It’s been a blessing that I can provide for my family just by doing music. I never thought this would ever be my occupation.”

― Zaytoven
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