Top 2345 Challenge Quotes

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“To become ‘unique,’ the challenge is to fight the hardest battle which anyone can imagine until you reach your destination.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“The more dollars the studio producers put in, the less freedom we have. If the budget hits $100m, they get scared – they’ll take the existing score of a successful movie and expect composers to copy it, like wallpaper. The biggest challenge for any composer in Hollywood is to be as creative as possible within those boundaries.”

― A. R. Rahman

“I think it is all about finding ways to challenge yourself.”

― Aaron Rodgers

“My biggest challenge is cooking traditional French dishes, which usually require very specific techniques and methods. That’s just not my style… I cook from the soul.”

― Aaron Sanchez

“Test cricket is the ultimate challenge.”

― AB de Villiers

“People are needed to take up the challenge, strong people, who proclaim the truth, throw it in people’s faces, and do what they can with their own two hands.”

― Abbe Pierre

“We have to prepare our students so that they become able to face any challenge rising in any environment and anywhere in the world.”

― Abdul Qadeer Khan

“And as an American colleague said to me several months ago, he said, ‘I think the challenge in Jordan – and, again, this is for the rest of the Middle East – we need to define what center is. And once we can define what center is to a Jordanian, then we can decide what’s left and what’s right of that.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“I would like to work with challenging material. A challenge is good. If it’s good material; it’s a challenge.”

― Adam Pally

“A good spicy challenge strikes a balance between flavour and fear.”

― Adam Richman

“There’s no way that I could have known about a 72-oz. steak challenge in Amarillo unless thousands upon thousands of locals and travellers alike had attempted it. I guess if ‘Man V Food’ is me paying homage to these legends, then I suppose ‘Man V Food Nation’ is the legacy.”

― Adam Richman

“If you do a quantity challenge, the problem you’d face would be a starchy challenge. If it has a lot of potatoes, a lot of bread or fried elements, that’s difficult. With heat challenges, challenges that use the whole pepper are much, much easier than ones that use pepper extract. That’s concentrated, and also devoid of flavour. It’s just heat.”

― Adam Richman

“My most memorable food challenge was probably the Big Texan in Amarillo. All the big executives called me because it was such an iconic challenge, and a victory in that would be a legitimizing device for myself as much as for the show.”

― Adam Richman

“Over the years, I’ve learned that if you can just hang in there and, regardless of what’s presented to you, take it as a challenge and try to bring in something fresh, then it works.”

― Adam West

“The Batmobile wasn’t a stickshift, and it was a challenge to drive, believe me.”

― Adam West

“Playing Batman is an actor’s challenge. First, it’s different; then, you have to reach a multi-level audience. The kids take it straight, but for adults, we have to project it further.”

― Adam West

“People who can actually challenge me and push me and almost push me to breaking point and extract a performance out of me, I really enjoy that.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“I am not a trained singer, but when I was offered to sing for ‘LPNY,’ I took it up as a challenge.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“When I was young, in my early films, the freshness, and the raw element in my presence on-screen was coming from my youth, and that naturally goes away with time. But the challenge of an actor is to retain the wonder and innocence alive.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it.”

― Adora Svitak

“The challenge, really, on any new film is to try to avoid that and achieve a few moments that aren’t cliche.”

― Adrian Lyne

“I try to find a vocalist that I don’t have to make better. I try to find a vocalist that can make me better, and in turn, I can make them better so that we are, as a team, making ourselves better. I like the vocalist to challenge me. I love to challenge a vocalist.”

― Adrian Younge

“I love challenges, I love intensity, and I also like to challenge my mind. Believe it or not, boxing is not only about physical force. You use a lot of concentration; it’s really mental.”

― Adriana Lima

“I write in two very different places: my desk in Palo Alto, California, is piled high with myriad jumbled books and papers whose stratigraphy is a challenge. Summers in Bozeman, Montana, I write in a spare space, surrounded by interesting rocks and fossils instead of books, on an old oak table with nothing but my laptop.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“Part of the reason I wanted to model was to push the boundaries and challenge the perceptions of what a beautiful body is supposed to look like. Why should I feel any differently about looking good than anyone else?”

― Aimee Mullins

“I think the thing I fear most in life is waking up one day and not feeling challenge – feeling ambivalent or glib about what I have to do that day.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I’d like to challenge Ryback to a match – in real life – just to see. I think I could take him, but I wonder how Ryback would react to getting slapped.”

― AJ Lee

“I always want to set myself a challenge by doing something no-one would expect me to do! But, having said that, I don’t feel as a musician you can steer too far away from what you normally do.”

― Akon

“Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it’s a challenge to the moral imagination.”

― Al Gore

“The struggle against poverty in the world and the challenge of cutting wealthy country emissions all has a single, very simple solution… Here it is: Put a price on carbon.”

― Al Gore

“I feel that the great challenge of our time is the communication of ideas.”

― Alain de Botton

“The central task for a business is to make a profit. The challenge is to make a profit by doing things which are genuinely good for people and good for societies.”

― Alain de Botton

“It is impossible to remain indifferent to Japanese culture. It is a different civilisation where all you have learnt must be forgotten. It is a great intellectual challenge and a gorgeous sensual experience.”

― Alain Ducasse

“It’s not easy to have success with restaurants in different cities, but I like the challenge.”

― Alain Ducasse

“The older I get, for me it’s about fear. If I read something and it scares the hell out of me, that’s what I want to do. If it’s a challenge and a massive risk and I’m going out on a limb … those are the ones I want. And they are few and far between. I don’t work very much because I’m very specific about what I want to do.”

― Alaina Huffman

“Performing a one-man Macbeth feels like the greatest challenge.”

― Alan Cumming

“Once in a while it’s good to challenge yourself in a way that’s really daunting.”

― Alan Cumming

“I try to challenge myself as much as possible, as often as possible.”

― Alan Dean Foster

“Then there was the challenge to keep doing better and better, to fly the best test flight that anybody had ever flown. That led to my being recognized as one of the more experienced test pilots, and that led to the astronaut business.”

― Alan Shepard

“I’m not able to go in with an act that I use month to month year to year all the time. It’s constantly evolving and changing and that keeps me on my toes but certainly adds to the challenge.”

― Alan Thicke

“For anyone going through a divorce or any other painful challenge, the first and most important recommendation I can make is to find some kind of spiritual and emotional support.”

― Alana Stewart

“I’ve run a lot of miles over the years, some fast and some not so fast. I’ve won some big races and I’ve had some big disappointments, but I enjoy the freedom of running and the challenge of training and competition as much now as when I first started back in high school.”

― Alberto Salazar

“The biggest challenge to being an actor is, when you’re not working, just being unemployed: the downtime and not having anything to do.”

― Alden Ehrenreich

“For someone like MC Ren, who is still alive and I can go talk to, that’s more of a niche challenge because I do have to match his energy, and I do have to pay homage to who he is as a person, but that just comes with research. And the difference there is I can do the research there right on the spot. I can just go ask him.”

― Aldis Hodge

“When you shoot in a room, that’s a symmetrical thing that contains you. When there’s no contention, the sensation is overwhelming you. That’s a challenge, to do that.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“Sometimes in life, when bad things happen to us, or things aren’t going our way, or we’re faced with a challenge or a problem, it’s how you look at the problem; it’s how you do it to change your mindset, to dilute the negativity.”

― Alesha Dixon

“Americans are blessed with a can-do spirit – we don’t give up, even in the face of a daunting challenge like a life-threatening illness.”

― Alex Azar

“When Nigeria actually gave me the call-up I thought ‘oh, it’s going to be a challenge, I don’t go back there a lot, I don’t really speak the language.’ I wasn’t speaking the language as fluently as I am now, so it was always going to be a challenge, but it was a challenge I decided to take and change nationalities.”

― Alex Iwobi

“When you remove the risk, you remove the challenge. When you remove the challenge, you wither on the vine.”

― Alex Lowe

“My style is not to challenge anything.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“I enjoy the challenge of coming together with my teammates and playing well for them.”

― Alex Smith

“The biggest challenge is to stay focused. It’s to have the discipline when there are so many competing things.”

― Alexa Hirschfeld

“Time passes faster and faster, but with every project I always want to find the next challenge and the next challenge is just as exciting as the previous one.”

― Alexander Wang

“Everyone has the opportunity to do a horror film. There’s something great about it as an actor. You have to go to places you’d normally never go and be put in situations you would never be put into. You don’t get the opportunity in a lot of films to have this kind of acting. It’s an interesting challenge.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“I always have looked for the best challenge, I guess, that I could take on. I haven’t been producing my own work or anything like that, so I’ve taken the jobs that look most interesting that come my way.”

― Alexis Bledel

“Playing a real-life character is a challenge and a huge responsibility.”

― Ali Fazal

“I really care about what I put out, and probably more than the fans care. At times, I think I over-care. But I just know that the body of work has such a high standard that it’s kind of like, in my own head, I need to at least match it if not get over that, so that’s the challenge.”

― Ali Shaheed Muhammad

“I’m a very good listener. I think that’s one of the things that makes me a good producer. But it’s a challenge for me because my custom is to listen and absorb what someone is saying and take it in, and not necessarily comment.”

― Ali Shaheed Muhammad

“It was always a challenge for me to prove that a Russian financial investor can be as successful in the West as back at home in Russia.”

― Alisher Usmanov

“I like to write in all different genres. I just like a new challenge.”

― Alison McGhee

“If not the biggest, the Premier League is one of the biggest leagues in the world. It’s very competitive, and I find that exciting. I like challenges. I came here because it will be a great challenge for me at a very high level of football and be among these great players in a great team like Liverpool.”

― Alisson

“My first event was in Nottingham, aged 11, and the prize was a bike. I thought, ‘Wow.’ I had no idea what to wear. I think I did it in swimming trunks, then just put on a T-shirt and shoes for the bike part. Triathlons felt exotic. There was a technical and tactical aspect to it as well as the endurance challenge. I was hooked.”

― Alistair Brownlee

“Triathlon is a sport where the legacy is obvious. Anyone can do it; there are loads you can do. It is a massive participation sport. You can do it as a challenge, for charity or whatever. I believe it will continue to grow, and I will look forward to that happening.”

― Alistair Brownlee

“As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out.”

― Allen West

“The idea of doing something that I’ve never done before, that presents a new challenge, that forces me to stretch in some way – that’s kind of a perfect project for me, and especially something that has greater social, conversational ramifications. I mean what more could you want?”

― Allison Williams

“I think the challenge for an actor is always to see which parts of you you can explore and go have fun with.”

― Ally Walker

“I’ve done a lot of dramas, and I’ve done a lot of serious stuff – some really heavy stuff… which I loved, but I wanted to do something light and airy. I think the challenge for an actor is always to see which parts of you you can explore and go have fun with.”

― Ally Walker

“Once my doctor began treating my kidney disease, my greatest challenge was the constant exhaustion. Fortunately, my doctor explained that anemia was causing my exhaustion and that people with serious illnesses, like kidney disease, may be at increased risk for anemia.”

― Alonzo Mourning

“The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing.”

― Alphonso Jackson

“Sometimes I get a little confused because with dancing I can express my emotions with my body. With acting you have to do it with your face and your expressions, and then with animated shows you have to use your voice and use your inflections. So it’s definitely a challenge to transfer from each genre of entertainment.”

― Alyson Stoner

“For myself, I would rather take less roles and be working on films that I’m passionate about, that are going to challenge me and that I’m going to be growing from. I don’t ever want to take a movie just for the sake of working.”

― Amanda Crew

“Everyone has different goals. For myself, I would rather take less roles and be working on films that I’m passionate about, that are going to challenge me, and that I’m going to be growing from. I don’t ever want to take a movie just for the sake of working.”

― Amanda Crew

“The challenge in my life really is keeping the balance between feeling creatively energized and fulfilled without feeling overwhelmed and like I’m in the middle of a battlefield.”

― Amanda Palmer

“I’ve worked really hard to bring something more to ‘pretty girl’ roles over the years. I consider it a challenge.”

― Amber Heard

“I was terrified to go solo. It’s lonely doing it by myself. But I wanted to challenge myself.”

― Amber Liu

“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”

― Amelia Earhart

“Yes, every venture is always filled with apprehensions. But if we were to conduct ourselves continuously on that aspect, then we would lose the most important reason to be in this profession: to challenge the art of and be part of what is commonly known as our creative instincts.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“I’d like to believe that tomorrow is another challenge for me. I’m sure there is lots more for me to do, because there is lots and lots of stuff still to be explored.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“I think every actor would wish there is some challenge that is left. I would consider to be creatively dead if I were to say that I am satisfied now.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“Even fake news tries to convince us of its reality, but it does so mostly by appealing to your preconceived notions, your shared biases, or your prejudice. How to do the opposite? To create a sense of the real and then challenge your biases. I think that is my favourite aspect of writing, and that is what I’ve tried to do in ‘The Lovers.’”

― Amitava Kumar

“I like to write about real people, real crimes. But what has increasingly come to interest me, and also appear to me as a challenge, is the idea of doing strange things with what is real. Take what is real and make it more or less real.”

― Amitava Kumar

“Eventually the dollar won’t always rule. Eventually there will be a challenge to the United States and it will have to be like other countries that are a bit concerned about their currency, and then have to ratchet back in order to – right, in order to sustain. We just haven’t reached that point yet.”

― Amity Shlaes

“My personal challenge as an artist has been having a day job which is intellectually satisfying and fun – and thus can easily supplant the desire to make art.”

― Amor Towles

“The real challenge lies in maintaining dignity while being funny. I am in awe of Krushna Abhishek’s energy and Bharti Singh’s wit. They are infectious and selfless.”

― Amruta Khanvilkar

“I have a hard time articulating the emotional experience of working on a film. Even when I have meetings on films or discussing them with directors, I find that’s my biggest challenge. Different words mean different things to people.”

― Amy Adams

“The great pleasure for me in writing short stories is the fierce, elegant challenge.”

― Amy Bloom

“Learning Indian mannerisms, how to wear saris, and the language were a challenge.”

― Amy Jackson

“Something that’s fun for me is a challenge. When you have a challenge and you take on that challenge and succeed, that’s the best feeling.”

― Amy Lee

“Pick friends who make poor choices, and you could get dragged down fast. But, if you choose friends who inspire and challenge you to become better, you’ll increase your chances of reaching your goals.”

― Amy Morin

“We all have things that limit us and that challenge us. But really, our real limitations are the ones we believe.”

― Amy Purdy

“We’ve all seen that every challenge we’ve gone through, we’ve learned something from. It’s not getting hung up on the challenges but figuring out how to get ahead.”

― Amy Purdy

“I guess I’m always up for a challenge.”

― Amy Purdy

“I want to take roles that challenge me and I want to like the script and obviously feel connected with the director because the director to me is so important.”

― Amy Smart

“I would love to do a period piece – in the 18th or 17th century. To me, it would be such an incredible challenge because of the way people carried themselves. There are so many incredible stories within those centuries – just the language and the way they carried themselves and what they were going through.”

― Amy Smart

“I really started writing music to challenge myself, to see what I could write.”

― Amy Winehouse

“After having a career in Spain for eight years, I went back to being anonymous again, having to prove myself to the industry and myself, to prove I was capable of acting in a different language. It was a good challenge, and I can’t complain.”

― Ana de Armas

“You have to treat every day as a new challenge, and you have to remain paranoid, as they say.”

― Anand Mahindra

“In any country, governance issues are there. Challenges are there, pressures are there. When multi-party coalitions take decisions, sometimes delays will be there. But that is what democracy is: it is beauty or it’s challenge.”

― Anand Sharma

“What we can do now is contribute to a clearer understanding of what happened that day on Everest in the hope that the lessons to be learned will reduce the risk for others who, like us, take on the challenge of the mountains.”

― Anatoli Boukreev

“On the First Coast, there’s a team of individuals working extremely hard for the future of JAXPORT. On the road ahead, I look forward to working with them to see that the Port is afforded every opportunity to grow and expand. The challenge is large, but we are all up for it.”

― Ander Crenshaw

“It’s not my character to up and challenge anyone.”

― Anderson Silva

“I’ve been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming the hurdles and obstacles that face me. There still is plenty out there to get motivated by.”

― Andre Agassi

“It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it.”

― Andre Agassi

“My legacy is almost like a personal challenge to go as far as I can go.”

― Andre Ward

“A positive frame of mind will definitely enhance your travelling experience. If I’m not in a positive frame of mind then the whole thing definitely becomes more of a challenge for me.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“And, I’d never done Tennessee Williams, and I had done Broadway musicals, so it was a challenge.”

― Andrea Martin

“I look for something that can challenge me or makes me ever so slightly afraid – fearful of how I am going to approach it – then I’ll go for it. If the project appears linear or predictable, then I’ll usually give it a miss. Anything that involves me being stretched as an actor, I go for.”

― Andrew Buchan

“My challenge is that because I am not self-funding… I’m going out leaning on the generosity of everyday folks.”

― Andrew Gillum

“Stress is a byproduct of subconscious beliefs you have about the world. You can’t choose not to believe something. You believe it because you think it’s true. To eliminate stress, you must learn to challenge these beliefs so that you see them differently.”

― Andrew J. Bernstein

“Find the beliefs that are strangling your feelings, challenge them for your sake as well as theirs, and see how it feels to love someone without a thought about the future, simply for who they are today.”

― Andrew J. Bernstein

“If a journalist comes to you with a great story, one of the first questions you ask is how did you get it. How you got it is relevant to judging its accuracy and preparing yourself for any legal challenge.”

― Andrew Neil

“The biggest ethical challenge AI is facing is jobs. You have to reskill your workforce not just to create a wealthier society but a fairer one. A lot of call centre jobs will go away, and a radiologist’s job will be transformed.”

― Andrew Ng

“I feel like what’s made me the player I am is always being willing to take the challenge.”

― Andrew Whitworth

“Mess up and draft somebody at my position, because you are going to sit around and watch him sit the bench. That’s always been my mentality. I see it as a challenge.”

― Andrew Whitworth

“Pure mathematicians just love to try unsolved problems – they love a challenge.”

― Andrew Wiles

“I think ‘Never Land’ is, like, my first really strong attempt to create music… that can encourage people who share my faith but also challenge and intrigue people who don’t.”

― Andy Mineo

“Some of those songs, you really have to bite them. You challenge yourself, you challenge the audience, you do something different. People weren’t expecting it.”

― Andy Taylor

“I do like challenge.”

― Ang Lee

“There haven’t been genetic studies on grit, but we often think that challenge is inherited but grit is learned. That’s not what science says. Science says grit comes from both nature and nurture.”

― Angela Duckworth

“Singing in a different language is a challenge, but ‘Will I See You’ was so much fun to create.”

― Anitta

“Nobody wanted to help me get my start, not to mention it’s tough being a female in a man’s world of stand-up comedy. It’s a very competitive world, and it was a challenge to find my own voice, stick to my guns.”

― Anjelah Johnson

“I like a challenge.”

― Anna Paquin

“The biggest challenge is the chaos of parenthood, which has honestly been such a welcome challenge – bring it on, I say!”

― Anna Silk

“It takes skill to sing bad and dance bad, because there’s a certain amount of unawareness that people have when they can’t sing and they can’t dance, so I have to say that it is a challenge!”

― Annaleigh Ashford

“After two undefeated seasons of ‘Worst Cooks in America,’ I’m ready for a third. Going against Bobby Flay takes the challenge to another level, but I’m ready to whip these contestants into shape and the winner is sure to be from Team Burrell.”

― Anne Burrell

“Healthy love, I always think, is… wanting the person you love to be more of themselves. And I think for a parent that’s a challenge, because you have to let a baby spread its wings.”

― Anne-Marie Duff

“I am now working on the second WWI story and find the challenge marvelous.”

― Anne Perry

“Obsession led me to write. It’s been that way with every book I’ve ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.”

― Anne Rice

“Differences challenge assumptions.”

― Anne Wilson Schaef

“The challenge in a startup is you hit a lot of turbulence, and you want people who understand that it’s just turbulence and not a crisis.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“The challenge of writing books for teenagers is walking the fine line between truth and what the publishers, parents, and the more conservative librarians want to hear.”

― Annette Curtis Klause

“I think that when you first read material or you first read a script or story and know you might be playing a part, it’s important not to see yourself because it should be a challenge enough that it doesn’t come easy.”

― Ansel Elgort

“I wanted a challenge, wanted to be self-sufficient, so I thought, ‘Go and join the army,’ at a young age, and I just happened to be good at what I done and went up the ladder and went up to the top.”

― Ant Middleton

“Our national challenge is to continue to drive sustained economic growth.”

― Anthony Albanese

“Antibiotics are a very serious public health problem for us, and it’s getting worse. Resistant microbes outstrip new antibiotics. It’s an ongoing problem. It’s not like we can fix it, and it’s over. We have to fight continued resistance with a continual pipeline of new antibiotics and continue with the perpetual challenge.”

― Anthony Fauci

“It was a challenge, to work with Oliver Stone.”

― Anthony Hopkins

“In 2003, my mom actually gave me a call, which is funny because she works at the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, and let me know that there’s a cool competition with robots across the desert. And I thought this was definitely something I wanted to be a part of. This was the first DARPA Grand Challenge.”

― Anthony Levandowski

“I see Grand Challenge not as the end of the robotics adventure we’re on: it’s almost like the beginning.”

― Anthony Levandowski

“I am so superstitious that I think even discussing this subject is dangerous and will probably bring me terrible luck. Having been raised a Catholic, superstition becomes almost part of your DNA. The challenge is to slowly rid yourself of these little delusions.”

― Anthony McCarten

“So I think it’s fair to say it’s even more of a challenge for some of these actors that are coming up, because there’s such a pressure to look good, to be sexy and be palatable to people on whatever level.”

― Anthony Michael Hall

“Every day there is something new you are working on. It is a challenge every day and that is what makes this game so great.”

― Anthony Rizzo

“I believe that everything you work at and want in life is a great challenge.”

― Anthony Rizzo

“The challenge for a director – and I think a lot of directors feel the same way – is that today we have to put on a producer’s hat, too. Meaning, you have to sometimes think of it being ‘business show,’ not just ‘show business.’”

― Antoine Fuqua

“You can get excited and feel unstoppable, but every week presents a new challenge. Each week, you have to work and get better.”

― Antonio Brown

“The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.”

― Antonio Gramsci

“There is increasing recognition that violence against women is a major barrier to the fulfilment of human rights and a direct challenge to women’s inclusion and participation in sustainable development and sustaining peace.”

― Antonio Guterres

“If resources become scarce, people tend to fight for them. This is increasing the number of people on the move and the number of people forced to move. They’re not refugees, according to the legal definition, but they represent a major humanitarian and human rights challenge, as well as a major challenge for world politics.”

― Antonio Guterres

“I believe scientists have a duty to share the excitement and pleasure of their work with the general public, and I enjoy the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way.”

― Antony Hewish

“I’d say ‘Codename Baboushka’ has been a slightly more difficult process for me, but I think that’s precisely because it’s quite different to my usual fare. And even then, being difficult doesn’t make me prefer it, or not, to anything else. I like a challenge.”

― Antony Johnston

“One actress can’t challenge or change anything.”

― Anushka Sharma

“The fact that I didn’t have a mom is a challenge; it was a struggle; and we made the best of it, and because of that my relationship with my dad is that much stronger.”

― Apolo Ohno

“You are going to get knocked down, but you don’t lie there. You get up and face the challenge.”

― Ara Parseghian

“The populists are right in one key area: voters want jobs and equitable growth, and can hardly be faulted for that. The challenge is to find a more inclusive growth trajectory that can be sustained economically, ecologically, and politically.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“I like to do new things, so I always take on roles that I feel will keep me on my toes. I never want to pigeon myself, so I always like to surprise myself. I believe in versatility and so I would play anything as long as it was a challenge.”

― Archie Panjabi

“I think the challenge for anyone in a visible industry, whether it’s media, government, or political organizing, is to take serious criticism seriously and not to live in the shadows of the noise and the concern trolls.”

― Ari Melber

“I like to find an artist who inspires me and get into their world and challenge them.”

― Ariel Rechtshaid

“I want someone who can respectfully challenge me. I know what I believe, so there’s no point in my taking on a relationship with someone who thinks like me or laughs at what I laugh at. I enjoy being with someone who can offer me the opposite.”

― Arielle Kebbel

“What I consider a challenge is to prove that I am worthy as Journey’s new vocalist.”

― Arnel Pineda

“The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge.”

― Arnold Palmer

“The impulse for me to want to make sculpture is because I want to make statements, really, on a purely emotional level. And it’s also somewhat of a challenge to see how that can be done with materials and objects that really are not emotional, in and of themselves.”

― Arthur Ganson

“We underestimate our people. Given a challenge, most of our people will do it, especially the youngsters who take to technology like duck to water.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“In any merger, the biggest challenge is always integration of human resources because the people who are coming in have a lot of apprehension.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“One thing I would tell women is that they must take up the challenge. Very often, we anticipate a lot of problems, and therefore, we don’t take the lead. And I think that we are shortchanging ourselves if we don’t do that.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“SBI Caps has a distinct advantage because most of our people are market recruits. We have a public sector heritage. Our challenge is to bring the best of both – public sector heritage and private sector talent – and provide a unique offering.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“I think having a character piece is great. It will challenge you and be different.”

― Asa Butterfield

“I always think that trying to push yourself as an actor in a direction that you’ve never been before, developing characters which are more difficult to get into the head of, or are more interesting and further away from yourself, is always a challenge. But, you want to take up that challenge and try your best.”

― Asa Butterfield

“I always think that trying to push yourself as an actor in a direction that you’ve never been before, developing characters which are more difficult to get into the head of, or are more interesting and further away from yourself, is always a challenge.”

― Asa Butterfield

“I always get offered the pretty, popular girl roles, but I want to do something dark, really challenge myself and get out of my comfort level.”

― Ashley Benson

“The only way to grow is to challenge yourself.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“I think it’s such a challenge to tell a story, and I think, to be honest, the shorter, the clearer, the better.”

― Ashley Williams

“I enjoy having a challenge.”

― Ashley Young

“Since my work is theoretical, the financial needs are very little. Doing the research itself is the toughest challenge.”

― Ashoke Sen

“I want to see where I measure up against everyone in the world and everyone who has ever competed in the sport, and there’s that innate sense of wanting to challenge myself. I’m competitive in all aspects.”

― Ashton Eaton

“Rather than realizing immediate physiological gain, the challenge is more about reducing the mental attrition from the two days to maximize each event.”

― Ashton Eaton

“I think a challenge for myself is to see how many times I can get above 9,000. That would be a good challenge.”

― Ashton Eaton

“The thing I like about decathlon is also the thing I dislike: It’s the maximum challenge, but also the maximum frustration.”

― Ashton Eaton

“The publishing scene in India is evolving rapidly, and the key challenge is to keep reinventing oneself so that one does not become formulaic. Sometimes it is safer to deal with the consequences of failure than the fruits of success. Remaining on one’s toes is critical, and often one finds that success makes one complacent.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“Not all political actors share our vision of fighting terrorism, lessening tensions in the region and focusing on building the economy. It is natural that they would challenge the government, but we have fought every challenge effectively. The daily ups and down of democracy should not be interpreted as lack of stability.”

― Asif Ali Zardari

“Let no one challenge India’s secularism.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“The toughest challenge I faced came right at the beginning of my career with ‘Blood Knot,’ which was trying to convince South African audiences that South African stories also had a place on the stage.”

― Athol Fugard

“I think being on a TV show is amazing but also, people get kind of used to seeing you a certain way and so it becomes a challenge to break free from that in a way.”

― Aubrey Plaza

“I choose things that challenge me. I was afraid of the camera – that’s why I chose to do ‘Private Practice.’ It’s not like I left the theater.”

― Audra McDonald

“I find that I’m just drawn to anything that’s going to challenge me as an actress. So, anything that’s going to help me grow.”

― Audra McDonald

“You could make the most beautiful film, and that weekend it’s raining too hard on the East Coast, and no one goes out. Artists should have a chance to do it again. That’s the challenge: Women artists don’t get a second chance. People-of-color artists don’t get a second chance. You’re put in director’s jail, and that’s a wrap.”

― Ava DuVernay

“I am probably an outsider because I challenge conventional narratives about who should have a seat at the table.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“The biggest challenge for any craft person or artist is to accept the constraints of their medium and make something beautiful despite them. That’s kind of fun, actually.”

― Ayelet Waldman

“I do tend to like movies that challenge me professionally. That’s mostly on a smaller scale, when you have one or two or five actors, and it’s all about the acting and not the camera.”

― Ayelet Zurer

“The danger sensation is exciting. The challenge is to find new dangers.”

― Ayrton Senna

“Every culture has something to be ashamed of, but every culture also has the right to change, to challenge negative traditions, and create to new ones.”

― Azar Nafisi

“The principal challenge we face is to go up the value- and domain-skill chain and build a strong consultancy front end and, also, to globalize our leadership much more.”

― Azim Premji

“If you bet on Microsoft, you are not going to ask anymore, ‘Hey, where is the innovation?’ The challenge going forward is how do we keep up with it.”

― B. Kevin Turner

“From an operational perspective, exports challenge companies to design, develop, manufacture and supply products to discerning customers in global markets. This, in turn, motivates companies to scale up the value chain, which results in higher realisations.”

― Baba Kalyani

“I’m looking forward to the new challenge that playing T20 cricket in England will bring.”

― Babar Azam

“For me, being as competitive as I am, the bigger the challenge for me, the better for me.”

― Baker Mayfield

“Whenever I get a chance to get my reps in, that’s a good challenge for me.”

― Baker Mayfield

“That was my challenge as an actress: to be a necessary part of the office without being too aggressive.”

― Barbara Hale

“When I was leaving Yemen to come to America, things were tough. My dad had just been laid off, and it was a challenge. When I lived in Yemen, I thought America was a perfect place. Everything was bigger and better. I dreamed big. The American dream, you know? You have to work hard for your dream to come true.”

― Barkhad Abdi

“I would challenge anyone who thinks that what we do isn’t taxing on your body. People see what we do and think it would be fun to try, but I would challenge anyone to do what we do and show them how physically demanding it is. It deserves a lot more respect.”

― Baron Corbin

“For me, as an actor, the challenge is mostly before the film starts when you have to get into the psychology of the character.”

― Barun Sobti

“For me life is a challenge. And it will be a challenge if I live to be 100 or if I get to be a trillionaire.”

― Beah Richards

“The SAS Reserve tends to be made up of former paratroopers and commandos who still want a challenge, but it is open to civilians.”

― Bear Grylls

“Back in Romania, always I was struggling to compete with Vladislav Rastorotsky, the great Russian coach of Lyudmila Turishcheva. He was a powerful coach, internationally. I took him like the major challenge of my life, and pretty soon I’m beating him and we are pushing each other so hard, so fierce. But out of the arena, we are friends.”

― Bela Karolyi

“To portray a maniac offers a compelling challenge.”

― Bela Lugosi

“Every challenge that comes up is just a problem that needs a solution.”

― Belinda Johnson

“I just want to keep getting roles that challenge me to be the best actor and the best person I can be.”

― Bella Ramsey

“Some people who come from high levels in other backgrounds where they’re used to being the best or used to being on a kind of pedestal, it’s hard to kind of lower yourself again and just be one of the grunts. I kind of enjoyed that challenge in MMA.”

― Ben Askren

“I’ve seen plays that are, objectively, total messes that move me in ways that their tidier brethren do not. That’s the romantic mystery of great theater. Translating this ineffability into printable prose is a challenge that can never be fully met.”

― Ben Brantley

“For me, novel-writing, by its nature, contains months of feeling lost, gloomy, fatally misguided. The challenge has always been in assuring myself that by setting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually make my way out of the desert.”

― Ben Dolnick

“Reviewing Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ presents a challenge for those of us tired of a media environment where the dominant voices consistently try to have it both ways.”

― Ben Domenech

“The human heart tends toward tribalism before tolerance. We can go back to that world. It still lives in all of us. Fighting it is the challenge, particularly at a time when the most audacious thing you can do is show some grace.”

― Ben Domenech

“The big challenge for me is that my nature is more towards comedy, so I understand when a comedy thing is working; I know when I’m not bored in a comedy.”

― Ben Edlund

“With offices in 64 cities around the world, it is sometimes a challenge to ensure that I’ve got my finger on the pulse with every one, everywhere. Staying in touch means early rising for calls with China and Japan, and late calls with the U.S.”

― Ben Elliot

“As a company grows, communication becomes its biggest challenge.”

― Ben Horowitz

“I certainly want campaign finance reform. I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand up to a constitutional challenge.”

― Ben Nelson

“We don’t have to kind of be in cycles of conflict if we can find other ways to resolve these issues. We can do things that challenge the conventional thinking that, you know, ‘AIPAC doesn’t like this,’ or ‘the Israeli government doesn’t like this,’ or ‘the Gulf countries don’t like it.’ It’s the possibility of improved relations with adversaries.”

― Ben Rhodes

“It certainly isn’t like I’m reading scripts thinking I need to do something really different. But you want to stretch yourself and challenge yourself; that’s really the major turnon when you’re going into work.”

― Ben Schnetzer

“I think any job you do is an opportunity to learn and an opportunity to explore and challenge yourself.”

― Ben Schnetzer

“Obviously, as an actor, when you re playing a real person, it is an extra challenge.”

― Ben Schnetzer

“I think that a lot of the most talented and driven people, they’re not super deterred by failure. So if you put out a really big challenge, I think they get reality excited by that – they say, ‘Hey, why not, let’s go give it a shot, and if we fall short on that, at least we took a shot at doing something really important and meaningful.’”

― Ben Silbermann

“The No. 1 challenge is getting people to understand that Pinterest isn’t a social network.”

― Ben Silbermann

“Academic freedom is being lost by a great many people who dare to challenge Darwinism. That’s a terrifying situation. That’s contrary to the principles of science.”

― Ben Stein

“As you may know, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, or MCC, awards grants only to countries which rule justly, promote economic freedom, and invest in their people.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“I think all actors are on the constant search for a real challenge just to keep things interesting.”

― Benjamin Bratt

“Making a film is a challenge.”

― Bennett Miller

“I like to have something that I can challenge common-sense notions about, challenge the apparent truths, and really look past the many faces of a thing to see what’s behind it.”

― Bennett Miller

“We have fun, we listen to one another, we challenge one another, we trust one another. We’re doing what we enjoy, and we’re not just playing for each other, we’re playing for the people.”

― Benny Green

“The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective.”

― Berenice Abbott

“It was a huge challenge to learn digital painting well enough so that computers don’t pop into mind when one sees one.”

― Berkeley Breathed

“The challenge of film is making it right there at that moment, and then you get to move on.”

― Bernadette Peters

“I like a challenge. I like learning new skills because I didn’t learn much at school.”

― Bernard Sumner

“The time has long since come for truth, transparency, and talks in every sector of society, including media, advertisement and entertainment. We can challenge each other, gain understanding, and create a more just, humane, and peaceful world.”

― Bernice King

“Working with the children on ‘Matilda’ has been a joy. They don’t do this professionally – their sense of discovery is instinctive, and the challenge for us adults is to keep that going in ourselves when we’re doing it for the fiftieth or the hundredth time. To my delight and amazement, it hasn’t gone stale – we discover it freshly every time.”

― Bertie Carvel

“What I do is I really enjoy and appreciate the challenge of songwriting and singing and performing and just being really, really grateful at all times. Also, I have no fear or problems with saying no and setting boundaries, you know, with the label, with my management.”

― Beth Hart

“I guess I just like to challenge myself and push myself harder to do things that I don’t think I can, to do things that other people do not think I can. It pushes me. I push my own personal limits.”

― Bethany Hamilton

“I’d never done a sitcom until the ‘Michael J. Fox Show.’ I’d never even guest starred in one until then. So it was definitely a learning curve, which is what I wanted. I wanted to do something new, to challenge myself.”

― Betsy Brandt

“As an actor, you’re supposed to take jobs that will challenge you or force fans to see you in a different light. By the ’90s, I wasn’t really an actor anymore. I was someone who went on the road with these gigantic concerts.”

― Bette Midler

“’Preacher’ really appeals to my iconoclastic nature because I’m a student of comparative world religions since my early 20s, so I love shows that really challenge what you think about all these things. I think it’s genius. I was so excited there was a role I could play on it.”

― Betty Buckley

“I think we are a company that thrives on a good challenge.”

― Bhavish Aggarwal

“There are ups and downs; that’s part of tennis. But I’m up for the challenge.”

― Bianca Andreescu

“In 2003, he was hit by a subway in Prague and lost both of his legs. It made me realize that we take for granted every step we take, and my brother now has to physically challenge himself to take each step in his prosthetic.”

― Bianca Kajlich

“I’m dead serious about my craft and just really serious about making music in itself. I take pride in making songs and albums where no two songs sound alike. That’s the challenge and that’s what it’s all about, to keep it original and fresh and funky.”

― Big Boi

“Anybody wants to challenge me, if anybody gets in my way, right, if anybody ticks me off, those are all possible options for people that I want to throw down with at ‘SummerSlam.’”

― Big Cass

“I’m in competition with myself, and I’m always going to challenge myself.”

― Big K.R.I.T.

“To me, if you see a play that’s just a bad play, it’s just a missed call, I think, as a coach, you should be able to challenge that.”

― Bill Belichick

“I saw it as a challenge to play with Pat and we put hours and hours into it, usually on the bus. The trick was to find something that we both wanted to play within our different styles which would add up to being greater than the sum of its parts.”

― Bill Bruford

“The basic challenge of any book is you know you’re going to be working on it for three or four years or more. So you want to have a subject that will keep you engaged.”

― Bill Bryson

“The potential financial reward for building the ‘next Windows’ is so great that there will never be a shortage of new technologies seeking to challenge it.”

― Bill Gates

“One of the most important disciplines in journalism is to challenge your working premises.”

― Bill Keller

“The supreme challenge of Labor is to recognise our ‘revolutionary moment’ when it arrives. And to have the courage to seize it – wholly, boldly, and completely.”

― Bill Shorten

“To me, it’s all about inspiration. What gets me creatively excited is a challenge.”

― Bill Skarsgard

“If you’re pretty, you want to be ugly. If you’re loud, you want to play quiet. You always want to challenge people’s expectations.”

― Billy Eichner

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

― Billy Gibbons

“What is astonishing is that globalised technology, like Whatsapp and Viber, really gives a lot of leeway to negotiating spaces and to keeping one’s identity. So people are able to be more receptive as a gay community to be part of an environment that is going to challenge the law.”

― Binyavanga Wainaina

“Sustainability can’t be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.”

― Bjarke Ingels

“To prepare adequately for the challenge of global warming, we must acknowledge both the good and the bad that it will bring. If our starting point is to prove that Armageddon is on its way, we will not consider all of the evidence, and will not identify the smartest policy choices.”

― Bjorn Lomborg

“The main environmental challenge of the 21st century is poverty. When you don’t know where your next meal is coming from, it’s hard to consider the environment 100 years down the line.”

― Bjorn Lomborg

“I think one of the most difficult challenges in show business is the challenge of longevity and to constantly realize and reveal what’s already been there – like doing stage and singing and dancing in New York. I haven’t been that far out of my comfort zone in a while.”

― Blair Underwood

“I’ve never really worried about being called soft or people thinking I’m soft. If anybody wants to step and take that challenge, I’m more than happy – off the court – because I don’t want to get suspended.”

― Blake Griffin

“I love a challenge.”

― Blake Lively

“The church can challenge society, but society also challenges the church. That’s good. We should be humble enough to be able to accept that.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“Our people’s faith is strong and sustains them even in times of challenge.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“The blockchain is the financial challenge of our time. It is going to change the way that our financial world operates.”

― Blythe Masters

“For those of us who originally disagreed with ObamaCare and now disagree with the majority opinion of the SCOTUS, the challenge remains the same as it would have been had the Court ruled otherwise. We need to elect Mitt Romney and House and Senate majorities that will repeal ObamaCare and replace it with free-market, pro-liberty solutions.”

― Bob Beauprez

“We need strong public health institutions to respond to any challenge. We need to deal with critical infrastructure. The reality is that very little money has flowed to communities to help our first responders; to help our hospitals; to help the public health infrastructure.”

― Bob Menendez

“Our challenge in this regard will be to broaden the scope of our federal funds in terms of international diplomacy, development aid, and international assistance. Many Latinos in the United States look at Latin America and see trouble brewing.”

― Bob Menendez

“It’s getting the right person that’s the challenge.”

― Bob Schieffer

“When I try to write I try to write something different every time. That’s the challenge.”

― Bob Seger

“We wanted to establish a new fan base over here. And second, we wanted to challenge ourselves. We wanted to bring what is ostensibly new music to fresh ears and see what lights them up.”

― Bob Weir

“Writing a novel about World War II and the French Resistance was a challenge both sobering and thrilling.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“Living up to the Deol surname means being tough, and this is a big challenge in itself.”

― Bobby Deol

“Habaneros have a great fruity flavor, but the challenge is that you have to deflect the heat in order to taste the flavor. If you don’t, you’re dead. They should really have a warning sign on them. Deflect the habanero’s heat by pairing it with sweet food.”

― Bobby Flay

“MMA – for me, it was something that I needed to challenge myself.”

― Bobby Lashley

“I’m a woman specialist now. I’m going around the world to challenge all the woman champions. England, France, Czechoslovakia, everywhere.”

― Bobby Riggs

“I had to think about ankle torsion, where the screws are on the ski, how that affects the forces going into the ski and how the ski bends, your leverage points. It was a challenge. I was having the greatest time, making the mistakes, crashing.”

― Bode Miller

“I like roles that bring the unexpected. Roles that may challenge the way people think about things and perceive things. And I like roles that reflect a reality.”

― Bokeem Woodbine

“The biggest challenge to thriving in the marketplace is identifying the strategic moves that will keep us ahead of the competition.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“I always want to do better; I always want to find a new challenge.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“I’ve had a lot of successes as a songwriter, and I really have nothing to prove in that arena, so I’m just excited about the next challenge of pursuing this artist thing.”

― Bonnie McKee

“International terrorism is throwing down a challenge, and not just to Russia.”

― Boris Yeltsin

“I try to challenge myself.”

― Borns

“I don’t fear challenge.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“The number one thing small business needs is to get more customers. Spend more time serving existing customers and getting new ones. The challenge for small business is knowing where customers are and reaching them effectively.”

― Brad D. Smith

“Part of the power of having startup communities is it continues to challenge the status quo. So for many of these cities that were once very important and powerful that today are struggling, startup communities are a way for them to rejuvenate themselves.”

― Brad Feld

“I don’t like to look back. I love the next challenge and don’t keep awards. There are a few that are really important, but my parents have most of them.”

― Brad Paisley

“I’ve always been up for a challenge, and you gotta connect with the camera and the audience the same way you gotta connect with the horse.”

― Brady Jandreau

“I grew up in a single-wide, three-bedroom mobile home with my family. And now I see them, like, half a dozen times a year. Figuring out how to come home and talk to them again and feel like myself has probably been the greatest challenge.”

― Brandi Carlile

“I think it’s really finding that belief in yourself, where you just have it no matter what’s going on, no matter what anyone else says. I think that’s the challenge, is to really have that belief in yourself.”

― Brandy Norwood

“Winston was a bit of a challenge, all right, from a lot of different perspectives. It wasn’t just the culture or the class divide or the historical baggage – it was also the age difference. We had to see if I could be aged-up legitimately, without it becoming some sort of hokey acting challenge.”

― Brendan Gleeson

“My decision was that after nearly three years at Celtic – with everything we’d achieved and the success we’d had on the pitch, the improvements off the pitch – then it was time to move on to my next challenge.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“To inspire a singularity of focus, a challenge must be important to you and it must be something you feel you should do now in this moment. If it’s trivial or not time-bound, you won’t engage. So in selecting your next challenge in life, choose one that is meaningful and will demand your complete concentration.”

― Brendon Burchard

“Even if you overcome a tremendous challenge and feel the personal victory, it’s simply not powerful enough. It may activate your left brain, which says, ‘I have achieved,’ but it will not activate your more social right brain, which desperately desires to say, ‘Look, Ma, I did it!’”

― Brendon Burchard

“Our challenge isn’t that we can’t be motivated. It’s not that we aren’t smart, excitable, or that we lack passion – what we don’t have is the ability to sustain motivation over time.”

― Brendon Burchard

“I like to see how other people work and be part of their stuff and see what I can do to be part of their worlds. Its a pretty big challenge, and that excites me.”

― Brendon Urie

“Every year I try and challenge myself more and more, whether it be acting or everything I do. I just want to try and be better than the year before.”

― Brett Dier

“The biggest challenge, I think for any new artist, is patience.”

― Brett Eldredge

“I like to challenge the audience. I want people to feel discomfort.”

― Brett Gelman

“I have to challenge myself, and I have to challenge the reader. We should be weaving and working on new stories and not the same story over and over.”

― Brian Azzarello

“You can do nothing, or you can take on the challenge of taking on the adversity. You have got to have faith. You have to have faith in whatever you believe in.”

― Brian Banks

“The main challenge that television presents is that I have a tendency to say things with a great deal of precision and accuracy. Often a description of that sort, which will work in a book because people can read it slowly – they can turn the pages back and so on – doesn’t really work on TV because it interrupts the flow of the moving image.”

― Brian Greene

“I only get involved with roles that I find intriguing, in top quality productions regardless of the medium. I try not to focus on the format itself and concentrate instead, on finding roles that challenge and entertain me as an artist.”

― Brian J. White

“I’ve got my head fixed on the next part of life. I know there will be an adjusting period of just not being a rugby player for a while, and over that period I’ll get my head around what the next challenge involves.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“I challenge you to be dreamers; I challenge you to be doers and let us make the greatest place in the world even better.”

― Brian Schweitzer

“The biggest challenge for me was Get Rhythm. I don’t know why.”

― Brian Setzer

“The biggest challenge was trying to convey the story of the making of a film that isn’t finished yet – and which won’t be finished until the third film, The Return of the King, reaches our cinemas towards the end of 2003!”

― Brian Sibley

“’Day Men’ provides a magnificent challenge in that it deals with a secret society within a secret society.”

― Brian Stelfreeze

“I just want to challenge myself and play some different characters.”

― Bridgit Mendler

“Vegas is definitely a new challenge, but I wanted to be able to put on a different type of show. You get to do so much more when you don’t have to put your stage in trucks after the show every night – we got to build a venue specifically for my show. It’s going to be more like a party than a typical concert.”

― Britney Spears

“Anytime you play New England, you know it’s going to be a challenge.”

― Brock Osweiler

“For every challenge we face – unemployment, poverty, crime, income growth, income inequality, productivity, competitiveness – a great education is a major component of the solution.”

― Bruce Rauner

“Because I like theatre and I love a challenge. With ‘ZEBRA!’ I’ve found a new Australian play where I can create a character first – that’s what I live to do.”

― Bryan Brown

“I tend to write the episodes in the middle of the season, which can be a challenge because you’ve got to balance all these threads that have begun – and also make sure they will make sense with the overall plan going forward.”

― Bryan Cogman

“When you’re directing an ongoing series, the tone has already been set. So a director will come in and fulfill that tone – reinforce the characters and their behavior. The challenge is to find unique ways that you can visually tell the story while keeping the established tone and the pace and the characters.”

― Bryan Cranston

“Kubrick showed us something special. Every film was a challenge, and a direct assault on cinema’s conventions.”

― Bryan Singer

“When I’m writing for certain instruments, you want to write within what you know about that instrument but also challenge the player. Something like ‘Aheym’ is very virtuosic – but because I have a history of performing music, I don’t like unplayable music.”

― Bryce Dessner

“One of my favorite things about traveling is experimenting with different workouts in different gyms. If I can’t get to a Gold’s Gym, and I’m stuck in a small hotel gym, and it’s only got a medicine ball and a treadmill, how am I going to make sure I get a decent workout from this environment? I love that challenge.”

― Buddy Murphy

“They’re simply following what was laid down in front and they play the same thing. So, there’s no great challenge In being a classical drummer.”

― Buddy Rich

“I’m in the middle of my own ‘Project Runway’ challenge given to me by my daughter’s preschool. All the parents have to make an outfit for their kids, for school pictures, made entirely out of recycled objects. I can not believe I have homework.”

― Busy Philipps

“The society of life on Mars, or the challenge of making Mars more livable, will have significant benefits on our attempts to modify and change in some ways the environment here on Earth.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“Getting a script and being like, ‘Oh, yeah, I can do this in my sleep.’ Who wants to do that? So, finding something that is a real challenge and is going to take all of you, I think, is more rewarding by the end of it.”

― Cailee Spaeny

“Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.”

― Calvin Coolidge

“It’s such a challenge to play a good guy – it’s hard to be believable.”

― Cam Gigandet

“Great music is its own movie, already. And the challenge, as a music fan, is to keep the song as powerful as it wants to be, to not tamper with it and to somehow give it a home.”

― Cameron Crowe

“I’d previously done ‘Expelled,’ and that was more on the comedy side, so I really wanted to challenge myself and see if I could actually do a drama.”

― Cameron Dallas

“My dad always used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight, tell them you won’t wait-you can kick their ass right now.”

― Cameron Diaz

“I enjoy every second I’m in the gym. I love to challenge myself, push myself; obviously there’s a lot of different routines and a lot of different stuff we do – love cycling, and again, it’s part of my lifestyle.”

― Camilo Villegas

“Any time you challenge a big powerful person or special interest, there’s going to be blowback.”

― Campbell Brown

“Mr. Obama is particularly well positioned to challenge Hollywood because of his special relationship with the media world’s elites. They might be more likely to heed criticism coming from Mr. Obama than from any other president or member of Congress.”

― Campbell Brown

“The president has been more than willing to challenge the National Rifle Association, but that is like a Republican president standing up to labor unions – not a move that risks anything with his core supporters. Mr. Obama could show some real bravery by taking on Hollywood.”

― Campbell Brown

“I knew on the day that I accepted my job at CNN that a ratings victory at 8 P.M. was going to be a formidable challenge. As I have been told over and over, this is the toughest time slot in cable news.”

― Campbell Brown

“If uncovering the truth is the greatest challenge of nonfiction writing, it is also the greatest reward.”

― Candice Millard

“I want to challenge the best, and I’m ready.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“Angulo presents a difficult challenge because he’s a fighter who can punch and take a great punch.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.”

― Carl Lewis

“The emotional stuff is the biggest challenge, for me to access that. As life passes, you encounter difficulties and tragedies, and so it becomes easier. ‘Carnivale’ required that of me, and it was really hard.”

― Carla Gallo

“My tendency as an actor is, when there’s a certain energy, I feel a challenge to match it, to come up to that plate and play on the same level.”

― Carla Gugino

“The biggest challenge of being a pastry chef is that, unlike other types of chefs, you can’t throw things together at a farmer’s market. When you’re working with baking powder and a formula, you have to be exact. If not, things can go wrong.”

― Carla Hall

“What I want is to respond to the challenge posed by the mass media – to permit the novel to say what can only be said by narrative – to allow it to be itself.”

― Carlos Fuentes

“People will always challenge you on an idea as long as it has not been concretized by somebody else.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“My government has the challenge of addressing the issue of gas. The issue of gas cannot be addressed today without the participation of all Bolivians alike.”

― Carlos Mesa

“If our history can challenge the next wave of musicians to keep moving and changing, to keep spiritually hungry and horny, that’s what it’s all about.”

― Carlos Santana

“When you challenge other people’s ideas of who or how you should be, they may try to diminish and disgrace you. It can happen in small ways in hidden places, or in big ways on a world stage. You can spend a lifetime resenting the tests, angry about the slights and the injustices. Or, you can rise above it.”

― Carly Fiorina

“The highest calling of leadership is to challenge the status quo and unlock the potential of others. We need a leader who will lead the resurgence of this great nation and unlock its potential once again.”

― Carly Fiorina

“You know, the truth is this: it is a leader’s job to challenge the status quo. And when you do, you make enemies.”

― Carly Fiorina

“I’m used to people not paying me a whole lot of attention and underestimating me and, frankly, for me a big challenge is to have people believe that I can be the president of the United States.”

― Carol Moseley Braun

“We found that process praise predicted the child’s mindset and desire for challenge five years later.”

― Carol S. Dweck

“BMX is never over until the finish line, and I am always trying to challenge myself for that world stage.”

― Caroline Buchanan

“I started working as a kid doing dubbing, and then I started doing television when I was 11 or 12, and then movies, and I worked mostly in French, and then I started working in English, and then I moved to New York. So I think I managed to find a way to always make it a challenge for myself.”

― Caroline Dhavernas

“I like when things are completely absurd. I like when people take risks. I want to be able to challenge myself and challenge the viewer and challenge the back of our mind – the subconscious mind.”

― Caroline Dhavernas

“I’ve done a lot of performance practice, Baroque playing, and some of the joy and the challenge of it is figuring out what the composer intended… You have music of the 17th century – it’s all whole notes and half notes. But inside of that, there are so many things that one can do, at least according to what we know about performance practice.”

― Caroline Shaw

“Challenge yourself, grow, blossom, and become who you were meant to be. Don’t ever stay at a job solely out of convenience or comfort. Aim higher, even if that means pursuing another job that’s just one step closer to your ultimate goal.”

― Carolyn Aronson

“A lot of music for me was about – I mean, aside from the fun and challenge of writing and being really good friends with my bandmates – getting to perform.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“America may be slow to rise to a challenge. But our history has shown that once we make up our minds to really do something, nothing can stand in our way.”

― Carrie P. Meek

“I tend to play every color in the Southern rainbow, and the challenge is to make each character different so I’m not doing any generic ‘Southern acting.’”

― Carrie Preston

“Challenge yourself, jump off the deep end and learn to swim.”

― Carson Kressley

“It’s an honor to be chosen to serve as Mayor Hancock’s deputy mayor. This position comes with great responsibility, but should the need arise, I know I am up to the challenge.”

― Cary Kennedy

“I like movies that challenge people to recognize different things.”

― Casper Van Dien

“When you’re on stage, you gotta do it. People pay to see you, and they deserve to be entertained, and you should go out there and really give it your best shot. And that’s quite a challenge.”

― Cass Elliot

“No matter how many books you’ve written, whenever you sit down to write a new book, you always feel the same challenge – how do you shape this story into a book that people are going to love.”

― Cassandra Clare

“I don’t like to reduce a role to fit me. The challenge to me is to expand to it. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. But that’s the challenge of it.”

― Cate Blanchett

“I tend to have this perverse reaction to authority and stress: I become more confident and clear when a challenge is enormous.”

― Cate Blanchett

“When you build your network, keep yourself open to new ideas, concepts, and theories. Some of them may even contradict and challenge long-held points of view. This isn’t beneficial only to someone in my profession, but to every line of work.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“You think that the CNN hosts can aggressively challenge government officials? I don’t think so. It doesn’t look that way at all. And of course, when you get to Fox News, they’re a whole different animal: they’re purely propaganda.”

― Cenk Uygur

“When you make movies, it’s such an important period of time, when you look back at each one of them. You want to be able to say that you did something that was a challenge and that changed you.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“I’m a young dude from Chicago who grew up with Kanye as my image of hip-hop. Finding your voice in a room where you have to challenge Kanye is scary – but it’s also life-affirming.”

― Chance The Rapper

“Whenever there is a challenge, the key is not to get consumed by the challenge but actually to learn from it.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“The biggest challenge for me, for all of us, was that the consumer-credit market was very, very new for India and for ICICI. I was trying to create something that was not just new for me but absolutely unknown to the organization and the country as a whole.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“It is important always to make full use of opportunities that come your way, and at the same time, it is important to not just cope with the challenges but try and convert each challenge into an opportunity.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“I can put together a pretty decent meal from whatever happens to be in the refrigerator and the pantry. I like the challenge of this sort of improvisation, the rigor of limitation and sometimes having to take a risk.”

― Chang-Rae Lee

“And I think it’s a real challenge to be up there sometimes with only a keyboard if they don’t have a grand piano… and to try to win people over that way. It’s really hard.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“I would love to be a general manager just for the challenge.”

― Charles Barkley

“I love nothing more than a challenge.”

― Charles Boustany

“It’s always a challenge whenever you have to nurture more than one culture inside an organization. When I say culture, you have one group that will have one set of priorities, and another with another set. It creates a different cultural environment.”

― Charles Giancarlo

“It’s a challenge for monetary policy to communicate that our inflation objective is 2 percent.”

― Charles L. Evans

“We embrace the shoestring budget. We like being limited by the constraints. It inspires creativity. I don’t know what we would spend money on. We don’t hire actors. We see budget constraints as a personal challenge. We’re like survivalist local commercial directors.”

― Charles Lincoln Neal

“The challenge at this point is helping a brand understand they’re not just commissioning a viral video but tapping into an existing fan base and an audience that’s very loyal… It’s two brands working together: the Rhett and Link brand and their brand.”

― Charles Lincoln Neal

“Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. They’ll stay faithful as long as it’s safe and doesn’t involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.”

― Charles Stanley

“The real challenge in this line of work is being able to weed the productive ones from the chaff, to decide which you’re going to spend the next six to nine months turning into something that people will pay for.”

― Charles Stross

“Overcoming the obstacle of my diabetes diagnosis was something that forced me tackle the challenge head-on and, with an amazing support system, eventually come out stronger.”

― Charlie Kimball

“I want to challenge people to find out who they are.”

― Charlie Rose

“It’s a challenge to demonstrate that you can prepare some really interesting food with humble ingredients.”

― Charlie Trotter

“It’s been years and years and years I’ve been playing the drums, and they’re still a challenge. I still enjoy using drumsticks and a snare drum.”

― Charlie Watts

“I think in life we want to challenge ourselves.”

― Charlize Theron

“I’ve had such a hard time with dyslexia my whole life. When I was a child, I didn’t learn to read until I was a lot older, and I was behind in my classes; it was such a challenge.”

― Charlotte McKinney

“I love doing characters that challenge me. I’d love to do something that requires me to change physically or learn a skill.”

― Charlotte Riley

“Having started and owned two small businesses, I know what a challenge it is to keep up with the rising costs of your employees’ healthcare premiums.”

― Chellie Pingree

“The challenge is to keep it fresh. If you’re talking about Britney Spears over and over, it’s very hard to keep that interesting.”

― Chelsea Handler

“I wanted to bring something to ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ to let America know that you don’t have to be back-stabbing and mean-spirited in order to a challenge.”

― Cheryl Tiegs

“It’s a constant challenge to get your arrangement and musical expression across to a new audience, especially when you’re playing live every night like we are.”

― Chick Corea

“The real challenge in doing a TV show is in what I would call the maintenance energy. You take that creative energy and you use it every week, of course. But you then need to maintain the quality of the stories, and it’s harder to do.”

― Chris Carter

“Today, the biggest challenge we must meet is the one we present to ourselves. To not become a nation that places entitlement ahead of accomplishment. To not become a country that places comfortable lies ahead of difficult truths. To not become a people that thinks so little of ourselves that we demand no sacrifice from each other.”

― Chris Christie

“Tournament football is unlike anything else. The campaign can be great, but a finals is a different challenge.”

― Chris Coleman

“I realized I didn’t need to go to work every day. I could work for the pleasure and the challenge, not for the mortgage payment.”

― Chris Gabrieli

“Each of my career decisions has been very much about doing what I wanted to achieve in the role and then finding another challenge.”

― Chris Liddell

“Doubt is important because it suggests progress. Total certainty can mean there’s no assessment of things. Doubt, if you don’t panic, can allow newness to come in and challenge something that’s an established mode.”

― Chris Ofili

“’Star Trek’ scared me a lot more than ‘White Jazz.’ It terrified me, really. Because of the scale, the responsibility, the fact that it was this iconic character. It was the bigger challenge, so I had to take it.”

― Chris Pine

“It’s been a long time since we’ve been out there playing new material, and we have really enjoyed that. Of course we still enjoy playing the Yes standards as well, but it’s great to have a bit of a challenge and pull off new material.”

― Chris Squire

“The fundamental challenge is that people like me simply do not trust the federal government any longer.”

― Chris Stewart

“I just look at the character and the arc of the character, and see if it’s going to be challenging. We always want to challenge ourselves. That’s the biggest thing that I look at. Is this going to be a challenge? Is this going to be something that I can try my best to create, that no one could see anyone else do?”

― Chris Zylka

“No election is ever just about one issue, but I care a lot about women’s rights and making sure parents have what they need to raise healthy kids. I always have cared, but having just had a child, I know how serious it is to be a mother. It’s an incredibly huge challenge. You need support. You need resources.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I was a swimsuit model, and I got bored. Acting was challenging. It was very hard and intimidating. We choose to do things in life sometimes that scare the crap outta us. Performing in front of people was my challenge.”

― Christa Campbell

“No, only disappointment in myself on those occasions I didn’t manage to rise to the occasion as I felt I should’ve done. I can always see how to do it, and then the challenge is, Can I manage that each and every day?”

― Christian Bale

“I’m not a great card player. Keeping my cards close has always been a challenge for me.”

― Christian Slater

“I love a good challenge of looking with new eyes at a tried and true recipe in my recipe Rolodex.”

― Christina Tosi

“Baking without gluten is an awesome challenge in terms of the opportunity to learn so much more about what you can create.”

― Christina Tosi

“Becoming an actor is like becoming a father. It’s not hard to become one. Making a life of it is the challenge.”

― Christoph Waltz

“As a world leader, America must be prepared to confront any challenge.”

― Christopher Dodd

“Every role I get is always a challenge. I can read a script and say, ‘Oh, I can do that!’ and then when I start working on it, I suddenly realize that I had no idea what I was getting into. Then I have to really work hard!”

― Christopher Lloyd

“I don’t think I would want to do an animated movie because I’ve already made so many hours of animation that what’s the point? I’d want something new and weird to challenge me in a different way.”

― Christopher McCulloch

“The challenge in most car chases is you’re trying to hide the fact that it’s not the actor driving.”

― Christopher McQuarrie

“With 4chan, the cost of hosting it added up very quickly and at that time when I was 18, I didn’t have the income of my own so it was a challenge to make money and break even on it.”

― Christopher Poole

“’Deathstroke’ became an interesting challenge – not just because of his ethnicity, but because he’s a villain. I’ve never written a villain as a protagonist of a series before. I thought this could be an interesting challenge. That’s really what got my attention, and it just went from there.”

― Christopher Priest

“The challenge of weaning ourselves off fossil fuel even as it becomes more abundant will make the old fights about energy conservation seem like child’s play.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“In times of conflict, our citizens have always been able to rise to the challenge. Maybe no greater example of that ability is found during the onset of World War II.”

― Chuck Norris

“At school I was lazy. But I started working when I was 15, washing dishes at a local truck stop restaurant. I was really, really bored with school, and I wanted to get a job as fast as I could. School was just so easy. There was just no challenge to it.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“People said that ‘Fight Club’ would be impossible to turn into a movie, but I think David Fincher loved that challenge.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“If the challenge to fight was there, I always took it.”

― Chuck Zito

“My journey has been a very fun one because I’ve chosen to make the best of every challenge that I’ve had along the way no matter what.”

― Ciara

“Juggling being a mom and an entertainer is a challenge I face every day.”

― Ciara

“Being a mom to my son has taken precedence over everything in my life, and I think that’s the order it should be… It’s a great challenge that I don’t think’s ever gonna stop.”

― Ciara

“Now, I am perfectly willing to just enjoy my career by choosing roles simply because I consider them to be a challenge and doing the best possible job I can.”

― Cicely Tyson

“Growing up in New York with artist parents – a very liberal environment, where we were always encouraged to challenge the status quo – I think for a long time I confused jingoism with patriotism. And that is a mistake.”

― Claire Danes

“I think people who make movies and have invested a lot of money in them get frightened that if they challenge an audience they are going to repel them. And I think the opposite; it’s really true.”

― Claire Danes

“If you know what you’re doing, it’s not interesting. It has to be a challenge; it has to seem impossible and urgent to do it. And then you do it.”

― Claire Messud

“For a long time our son was a little boy with autism, which was a certain kind of challenge. Now that he’s a teenager with autism – and a teenager who notices girls – we’re faced with something else altogether.”

― Claire Scovell LaZebnik

“I hear good things about Xbox Live from some of my younger teammates. I think it would be fun to be able to challenge fans all over the world. It would be cool to be able to play some of my friends back home in the States. I’m looking forward to trying it.”

― Claudio Reyna

“We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience, and it must be done, because this man, Hitler, he is the ultimate evil.”

― Claus von Stauffenberg

“The whole, ‘Is the Internet a good thing or a bad thing’? We’re done with that. It’s just a thing. How to maximise its civic value, its public good – that’s the really big challenge.”

― Clay Shirky

“The opera is like a husband with a foreign title – expensive to support, hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge.”

― Cleveland Amory

“Because coaching is a challenge, it makes you want to come back. But if you do, you know you’re going to be negligent in other areas.”

― Clyde Drexler

“It was depressing, very depressing. I worried about how I would make a living. I didn’t want to stay on the farm. It didn’t offer the challenge I wanted and yet, without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck.”

― Clyde Tombaugh

“I’m somebody who constantly wants to challenge himself, evolve, and grow. Because if you don’t, you fade. You become stagnant.”

― CM Punk

“I like to challenge myself. Whether that’s on television or film or on stage, that’s what I’m going to go for.”

― Cobie Smulders

“I like to challenge myself and grow as an actress.”

― Cobie Smulders

“I mean, I do believe that when you walk on the stage, or onto the screen, that’s your character – not you. So it’s an interesting challenge, an interesting line to walk.”

― Cody Horn

“When I started at ‘SNL,’ I was lucky to start early. So now starting on ‘Update,’ I am the age when most people are when they start doing that. It feels like a different world and capacity, like starting over in another challenge. A heightened challenge.”

― Colin Jost

“I think the challenge is going out in front of a paying audience with absolutely nothing and trying to entertain them for two hours. Thankfully, I only think about that right before we go on, and then once we’re out there, everything’s fine.”

― Colin Mochrie

“As an actor, you need to be versatile. You need to challenge yourself.”

― Colin Morgan

“Don’t be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.”

― Colin Powell

“I love the challenge of having one character who is traveling back in time to find someone. Nowadays, the only way we think to find someone is on Facebook.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“Planet of the Apes was a gigantic challenge, making the clothes work so people could do stunts and action in the clothes. I really learned a lot about that in that movie.”

― Colleen Atwood

“There isn’t a doubt that Iran constitutes the single most important single-country strategic challenge to the United States and to the kind of Middle East that we want to see.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“I enjoy competition. I enjoy challenges. If a challenge is in front of me and it appeals to me, I will go ahead and conquer it.”

― Conor McGregor

“You might win some, you might lose some. But you go in, you challenge yourself, you become a better man, a better individual, a better fighter.”

― Conor McGregor

“Why go through life if you’re not going to challenge yourself?”

― Conor McGregor

“Specifically choose not to take a GPS. Just create a challenge. You can climb Everest or walk across Antarctica with minimal gear and still have that sense of adventure. But in terms of exploration, Google Earth has this world mapped down to the square foot.”

― Conrad Anker

“The challenge is making sure that every single moment is honest, no matter what. It’s doing Eric Carter justice. Not trying to fill Jack Bauer’s shoes. Not trying to step into Kiefer’s legacy.”

― Corey Hawkins

“If the challenge wasn’t there, there’s no reason to say ‘yes’ to the role.”

― Corey Hawkins

“The thing with ’24’ is that because it moves so much, it’s a challenge, and sometimes things get revealed about these characters as you go.”

― Corey Hawkins

“I challenge anybody to find a single racist statement that I’ve ever made.”

― Corey Stewart

“It’s a challenge to turn a book series into a television series; you need to keep people on their toes, but you also want to be true to the source material.”

― Corey Stoll

“I like good stories. Quality products and character are what’s important. Even if the script isn’t that strong, if I challenge myself with a great character, I’ll go for it.”

― Corin Nemec

“I would love to play the President of the United States. I have been told we resemble each other, and it would be a challenge I would be up for. Obama is from the south side of Chitown, and so am I… I’m just saying, but be on the lookout.”

― Cory Hardrict

“Sometimes I have a little social anxiety, and meeting people can be a challenge for me.”

― Coy Bowles

“First and foremost, I am concentrating on staying fit. If I’m fit, I can challenge. If I ain’t fit, I can’t challenge.”

― Craig Bellamy

“Even in comedy, you have to be real. It’s all about being real. It’s how real can you be? That’s the challenge. How much are you willing to take on for your character?”

― Craig Robinson

“Sometimes you’re encouraged, and other times disappointed. It’s a matter of going in and precluding all that with, ‘This is what I do, not who I am.’ I need to be who I am in the process of doing what I do. I need to stay true to what it is I’m really here for. And that’s the hardest thing, the biggest challenge.”

― Craig T. Nelson

“I think each fight is a challenge for me.”

― Cris Cyborg

“Every season is a new challenge to me, and I always set out to improve in terms of games, goals, assists.”

― Cristiano Ronaldo

“I had to overcome challenge after challenge in order to take my life from nothing to living my dreams.”

― Curtis Jackson

“You have to challenge yourself and your muscles. When you are really regimented, it’s the same over and over and you start to get comfortable. Switching up the style of training works your muscles differently.”

― Curtis Jackson

“I find getting the first draft down to be the biggest challenge. Every word, every punctuation mark, every plot point is a decision. It’s much more fun to play with something that already exists.”

― Cynthia Leitich Smith

“I’ve always wanted to do something in the food and beverage world. Part of my MO is to go into unchartered territory. I enjoy a challenge.”

― Cynthia Rowley

“That first writing session, what Dan Hill calls a creative blind date, is always a real challenge, and you bring that back to your partner when you return to writing with them.”

― Cynthia Weil

“My job is to recruit the best players I can recruit. When they get here, challenge them and grow them into their best version.”

― Dabo Swinney

“I believe that we must maintain pride in the knowledge that the actions we take, based on our own decisions and choices as individuals, link directly to the magnificent challenge of transforming human history.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“I definitely think independent film is very exciting, and you get to sometimes take bigger risks. So that’s always a challenge and something that I look forward to.”

― Dakota Fanning

“When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.”

― Dalai Lama

“My challenge is to convince Ontarians that the old world is not coming back.”

― Dalton McGuinty

“Some companies out there make a great burger; Beyond Beef does a great job. But making a burger at home that feels soul-satisfying and fatty and protein-based while still being plant-based was a challenge.”

― Damaris Phillips

“The challenge is maintaining your interest over a long career, as opposed to pushing hard with no longevity. I’m surprised that I’ve been able to dance as long as I have.”

― Damian Woetzel

“When someone is playing drums, they aren’t actually moving around a space; they’re just moving their arms and limbs. They’re stuck behind the drum set. So to film someone playing the drums and make it feel as kinetic as a car chase or a shootout or a battle scene was the challenge.”

― Damien Chazelle

“I have always liked a challenge.”

― Damon Hill

“We have to try harder to do our best every day, challenge ourselves to better our world.”

― Dan Amboyer

“I put it forth as a challenge to the industry to continue thinking of actors, regardless of sexuality, with open eyes and open hearts that they can play any role.”

― Dan Amboyer

“The challenge for a writer looking at history is to figure out what is history and what is myth. After all, what you are looking at is an interpretation of history, and so at some level, it becomes an interpretation of an interpretation.”

― Dan Brown

“Our responsibility as artists is to challenge ourselves.”

― Dan Butler

“After getting the job at MTV, the challenge was, ‘How do I start my career as a television host without people holding my dad’s career over my head?’ It’s a very easy thing for people to look to my dad and say, ‘Well, he got his job because of this.’”

― Dan Levy

“TPP replicates similar language from past trade agreements that has allowed foreign corporations the right to challenge U.S. federal, state, and local laws outside of American courts. These tribunals will not meet our high standard of transparency and due process, and they will rely on weak impartiality rules for selecting judges.”

― Dan Lipinski

“Let me just tell you how thrilling it really is, and how, what a challenge it is, because in 1988 the question is whether we’re going forward to tomorrow or whether we’re going to go past to the – to the back!”

― Dan Quayle

“I like the challenge of creating a world with only sentences.”

― Dana Spiotta

“We are used to women’s narratives being defined through the male perspective. I challenge that as a concept.”

― Danai Gurira

“I really just want to continue to challenge myself. And I want to continue to grow as an artist. I never want to stop.”

― Dane DeHaan

“I always have the desire for a new challenge.”

― Dani Alves

“I’m the kind of person that responds strongly to a challenge.”

― Danica McKellar

“It’s a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don’t come along very often so I thought, ‘Why not?’”

― Daniel Craig

“I want to challenge my cinematography and my editing.”

― Daniel Espinosa

“The poster boy for our superabled future is Oscar Pistorius, an increasingly famous South African sprinter who happens to have had both of his legs amputated below the knee. Using upside down question mark-shaped carbon fiber sprinting prosthetics, called Cheetah blades, Mr. Pistorius can challenge the fastest sprinters in the world.”

― Daniel H. Wilson

“The principal challenge of the next phase of the Negro revolution is to make certain that equality of results will now follow. If we do not, there will be no social peace in the United States for generations.”

― Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“I see myself doing Harry Potter films as long as I’m enjoying it and as long as they are going to challenge me as an actor. I want to be an actor – it’s my aspiration – so I want to do other films. I want to write something and I want to direct something!”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“There is absolutely no way for a sitcom to be a challenge to me.”

― Danny Pintauro

“I never dislike anyone that I am in competition with. I welcome the challenge. Besides, I get along with just about everyone.”

― Dante Hall

“Play exercises both your physical and creative muscles. It helps you move around, solve problems, challenge yourself, and think in new ways. Not to mention that it’s just plain fun.”

― Darell Hammond

“I think it’s important as a filmmaker, as any person working in the arts, that you’ve got to try new stuff and challenge yourself and take chances.”

― Darren Aronofsky

“It would be nice to make a movie that other people want to make, because every one of these movies, I basically have to find the only company in the world that’s willing to make it, and it’s always a big challenge. I end up spending a tremendous amount of energy and time trying to get money to make these movies and it’s exhausting.”

― Darren Aronofsky

“Challenge is good for any relationship.”

― Darren Criss

“When you start out with goals – mine were to play polytonally and polyrhythmically – you never exhaust that. I started doing that in the 1940s. It’s still a challenge to discover what can be done with just those two elements.”

― Dave Brubeck

“It’s a real challenge to have someone perform a character vs. imitate a character.”

― Dave Filoni

“I have faith the men and women of the Coast Guard will immediately rise to the challenge and see the people hit by Katrina through until the storm has truly calmed.”

― Dave Reichert

“I challenge record companies to show me evidence of a single penny they’ve lost due to Napster.”

― Dave Rowntree

“There’s always new work to do. Adjusting to the rapid pace of technological change creates real challenges, seen most clearly in our polarized labor market and the threat that it poses to economic mobility. Rising to this challenge is not automatic. It’s not costless. It’s not easy. But it is feasible.”

― David Autor

“Balancing the common good with the freedom and liberty to exercise that individuality has been and remains a challenge for those committed to democracy while understanding that the polis ensures our participation and therefore our citizenship.”

― David Blunkett

“I suppose for me as an artist it wasn’t always just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be interesting to go.”

― David Bowie

“But it is a delightful challenge to try to depict interesting aliens.”

― David Brin

“We want to satisfy our fans, but we want to surprise them, too. That’s our challenge.”

― David Cage

“Taken as a whole, Europe’s share of world output is projected to fall by almost a third in the next two decades. This is the competitiveness challenge – and much of our weakness in meeting it is self-inflicted. Complex rules restricting our labour markets are not some naturally occurring phenomenon.”

― David Cameron

“Rules designed to ensure competition ensure that innovators with new ideas can challenge incumbents on a level playing field.”

― David Cohen

“One week before Pitfall! was to be released, I only gave you one life to play the whole game. I was experimenting with that concept as sort of the ultimate challenge.”

― David Crane

“As a goalkeeper, it is a challenge to face Messi.”

― David de Gea

“I do things on TV that are kitchen-sink realism, which is great, but I like the challenge of a completely new language and dramatic environment.”

― David Denman

“Social media has become a high school playground where the challenge is what idiot can come up with the best insult, and do you end up congratulating them for it?”

― David Draiman

“You’ve got to honor your relationship with your audience – that they sit down because they want to be entertained. And that doesn’t mean you can’t provoke them and antagonize them and challenge them in the course of the entertainment as long as you keep the entertainment part of the equation alive.”

― David E. Kelley

“My biggest challenge in making ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ was simply to maintain a tone of sophistication and reality. It’s about the fashion world, or it’s set in the fashion world, and that’s a world that’s easy to mock. It’s easy to satirise people trying to lose weight and choosing between fancy clothes.”

― David Frankel

“I look to challenge myself with a character that’s not like myself or anything I’ve done before, but I certainly don’t reject roles based on how often I’ve done them.”

― David Gallagher

“The Osage have this lovely phrase: ‘Travelers in the Mist.’ It was the term for part of an Osage clan that would take the lead whenever the tribe was venturing into unfamiliar realms. And, in a way, we are all travelers in the mist. The challenge is that, as writers, we sometimes want to ignore this murkiness, or we want to write around it.”

― David Grann

“I’ve always been a big believer that you can use the elements of storytelling to bring the reader along and to hopefully illuminate a lot of the important things. It’s a challenge, but it’s something I kind of believe in.”

― David Grann

“I’ve been interested in art and fashion for as long as I can remember because they are so visual. I am fascinated by the idea of visual creation from the ground up, which is a challenge in ballet when the audience has seen every show of yours, every other principal that you’ve shared a role with, and every different production.”

― David Hallberg

“It’s pretty hard to stand in the queue auditioning to play a gynaecologist on ‘Holby City’ when you’ve just played Mandela. You think, ‘Actually, I want to challenge myself.’”

― David Harewood

“Only time will tell whether the Klitschkos need me more than I need them. They won’t believe that. But it depends what they want out of boxing. If they want guaranteed easy victories, then they can do what they’ve always done, but if they want a tough challenge, you’d think they would want to beat down my door.”

― David Haye

“I would love to have gone there, fight at Madison Square Garden or a casino in Las Vegas, but there are no American heavyweights now who can pose a challenge to me.”

― David Haye

“You have to have fine motor control to make putts when you need them the most. That’s why golf is such a challenge – you go from extreme power to slowing down and making putts when you need them.”

― David Hearn

“As more podcasts become available, it’s becoming a challenge to keep everything in order.”

― David Hepworth

“In fact, most artists want to make things a bit more difficult for themselves as they go along, to challenge themselves.”

― David Hockney

“I think you’re always trying to challenge yourself to do new things and not repeat yourself.”

― David Hornsby

“If you have a pre-conceived idea of the world, you edit information. When it leads you down a certain road, you don’t challenge your own beliefs.”

― David Icke

“I challenge the leaders of public education to stop issuing mandates from the state office and to focus on empowering schools and delivering resources to the school level.”

― David Ige

“The world has changed, the CIA is having to change, and again, the challenge for someone like me as a spy novelist is to write realistically about where they’re actually going.”

― David Ignatius

“Politicians need to rethink their reflexive invocations of the Second Amendment and the idea that the gun lobby is too powerful to challenge.”

― David Ignatius

“U.S. adversaries exploit power gaps. It’s easier for Russia to invade Ukraine with irregular forces out of uniform, the so-called ‘little green men,’ than to send a conventional army that would challenge NATO.”

― David Ignatius

“Verse comedy is interesting to me because of the challenge of writing in rhymed couplets, which is not a form that’s usually amenable to English, yet to me it gives great possibility for comedy.”

― David Ives

“I think that shows a level of maturity and understanding that I think bodes well for getting to the bottom of this. But it is really up to you and your staff, on behalf of the American people, to take on that challenge.”

― David Kay

“I think what’s really important is to challenge yourself. You can very easily fall into the rut of, ‘We know it works! We’ll use that old chestnut.’”

― David Leitch

“When I took over at Everton, the challenge for us was to try to go toe-to-toe with a club having success in Europe and sometimes competing for the Premier League.”

― David Moyes

“The challenge of Mosul and Nineveh is the considerable number of ethnic groups, religious sects, tribes, and other elements that make up the province.”

― David Petraeus

“Leading the coalition military effort during the surge in Iraq in 2007 and 2008 was the most important endeavor – and greatest challenge – of my 37 years in uniform.”

― David Petraeus

“Though sporting a hideous mustache is in no way comparable to the physical pain and mental suffering men with these diseases endure, Movember still forces participants to challenge their manhood on a daily basis. Growing a moustache for men’s cancer isn’t as feel-good an activity as running a marathon for a cure.”

― David Sax

“I like to challenge myself. I like to learn – so I like to try new things and try to keep growing.”

― David Schwimmer

“I think I’m a very very nice director. Very supportive, very nurturing. I definitely try to challenge my actors but I think I’m very supportive.”

― David Schwimmer

“There is definitely a difference when you are fighting for a title against clubs like United or Real Madrid or Barcelona. They are so used to winning, it means that you have to have a different frame of mind when you challenge them because that’s the only way to overcome them.”

― David Silva

“On one level, this was the biggest challenge out there – to make a film of this scope, in this amount of time, and to go into a different genre, essentially. Yes, I’ve done a vampire film, but ‘Eclipse’ is a very different kind of thing. This is a romantic story, which swings from a darker, more abject feeling to very pure romantic scenes.”

― David Slade

“What attracted me to ‘Eclipse’ was that it is a great story and a tremendous challenge for me as a filmmaker.”

― David Slade

“Creating a decent pop song is a challenge – and occasionally, once in every decade – it’s kind of fun to do that.”

― David Sylvian

“It was something of a personal challenge for me to come up with a business suitable for the Internet world and the Internet age.”

― David Tang

“I keep myself content by doing lots of different stuff and make sure that my next role is completely different to the last. I just enjoy the versatility of it, the challenge of doing lots of different things. It keeps the job interesting.”

― David Thewlis

“I challenge any American family to think about what they would do if they were invaded by a hostile force. If tanks pulled up outside their house, and there were armed men inside, would they send their kids out? A lot of Americans would fight that to the end.”

― David Thibodeau

“When a character does something appalling but you still want to root for them, I find that the most exciting challenge to play, if you can pull it off. You’re not supposed to like it, but you can’t help it.”

― David Walton

“The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry. It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many.”

― David Wilkerson

“Every Teen Challenge ministry is responsible for raising its own finances, but we assist these works with finances, prayer and counseling, especially overseas in areas such as Siberia, Africa, South America.”

― David Wilkerson

“The Teen Challenge Training Center on Pennsylvania farmland houses over 200 men in rehab. Other farms and centers have been birthed out of this ministry all over the world.”

― David Wilkerson

“To get into another person’s mindset and what they are trying to do with their project is a challenge, and it is what I like.”

― David Zayas

“I’m about to challenge for the Maryland Cup in the next couple of years, as an owner, a trainer, and a rider.”

― Davy Jones

“FUBU is pretty well licensed out in China and Asia. In America it’s a little more of a challenge, obviously, because it’s a branded sport.”

― Daymond John

“Many athletes are seeking new and novel ways of pushing their limits, and the challenge of running back-to-back races is certainly one way to test the boundaries.”

― Dean Karnazes

“While I’d like to make movies that are uplifting, there’s always that part of you that goes, ‘I want to play the evil guy because it’s not me.’ So anything that is not me is a challenge, and if I rise to the challenge, then I’ve kind of proved myself.”

― Dean O’Gorman

“Once you hit 40, being in a band – a committee voting constantly on what you’re going to be doing next month – it’s more of a challenge. And when you have a kid as well.”

― Dean Wareham

“The biggest challenge was that we had to shoot so quickly and with such a limited budget.”

― Debbie Allen

“What I would say to anybody facing any life challenge or disease is that that is courage – to choose life, to keep looking at what’s good.”

― Debbie Ford

“I’m an Aries and sort of a challenge to myself.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“I like acting. I really like acting. The career, it can keep you interested. With ‘Entourage,’ the characters are living a lifestyle that is kind of troubling. But the challenge is to make Shauna a person.”

― Debi Mazar

“At the moment I’m enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House, but I’m also keen to pursue my interest in television and particularly in science.”

― Deborah Bull

“The challenge for me is to make sure I’ve done my work. To make sure not every scene is quiet, that other scenes rise up, that there’s different tension.”

― Debra Granik

“If you take every challenge everyone has in their life and multiply it in severity you get what it’s like in the life of an actor.”

― Dee Wallace

“Every film teaches you something; every experience on every film set with every co-star teaches you something. You learn something new. I think the challenge is to keep working harder and doing better.”

― Deepika Padukone

“Self-expression should not be a challenge that demands extraordinary talent but should be a right accessible to all.”

― Deeyah Khan

“I used to like writing for comedians – I enjoyed the challenge of making other people funny.”

― Denis Norden

“I did the Kilimanjaro climb a few years ago, then the six-day trek to Machu Picchu in Peru so this bike ride to raise money for Great Ormond Street seemed like the next big challenge.”

― Denise Van Outen

“I’m hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge.”

― Dennis Rodman

“You always pray for a healthy child, and in this situation, Naieya was born with Spina Bifida… We had choices on the table, and choices to terminate the pregnancy. We could have went on with our lives, and that would have been it, but we decided to take on the challenge.”

― Deontay Wilder

“I am going to get world-wide recognition from whoever wants it, and whoever wants to challenge me.”

― Deontay Wilder

“I still think about the first time I met Lennox Lewis, and he took the time out to talk to me, and he showed me different techniques. I’ll never forget. Lennox was one of those guys that set the standard. He’s a hard act to follow. But I love a challenge.”

― Deontay Wilder

“Baltimore is a city of possibility, and we’ve got to challenge the traditional pathways of politics and politicians who lay those paths.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“There are people who have demonstrated their willingness to challenge systems and structures, and then when it comes to elections, some of those same people – I don’t know where their fight went. What’s interesting to me is to see people lose the revolution when it comes to elections.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“I always take criticism as a challenge. It’s the way I’ve always looked at it.”

― Derek Jeter

“Then I was working in a store in Newark, New Jersey, and I saw an actor in person, and I got so excited. My whole day changed. That’s when I decided to challenge myself to make my dreams become a reality.”

― Derek Luke

“Like any art, what is the most imprisoning thing is also the most delivering thing. If an actor knows he only has 12 syllables in a line, the challenge is, ‘How can I interpret the meaning and contain it without going one syllable over?’”

― Derek Walcott

“The biggest challenge for me is just knowing how to calm down.”

― Desiigner

“The risk a lot of times, in my mind – and I may be incorrect – the risk of challenging people directly with their beliefs is that society is such that there’s too many of us, so a direct challenge automatically engages people’s defenses.”

― Devin Townsend

“In modeling, my height was a big challenge to overcome, because I was pretty much the shortest girl on the runway whenever I was doing the catwalk. The clothes didn’t fit and the shoes didn’t fit. It was an issue, but luckily, it didn’t prevent me from working.”

― Devon Aoki

“I look for things that are going to challenge me as an actor.”

― Devon Sawa

“My advice to young entrepreneurs is not to accept defeat in the face of odds, and challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and conviction.”

― Dhirubhai Ambani

“I challenge anyone to find a better match than me and Goldberg at Havoc ’98. There are few matches that were as physical, exhausting, and psychological as that one.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“I love the challenge of singing something that’s not that easy.”

― Diana DeGarmo

“The United States has never been afraid of a challenge. In times of crisis, it is American innovation and ingenuity that has forged the path to progress and prosperity.”

― Diana DeGette

“’Medea’ is an enormous challenge for an actor physically, mentally, emotionally. You have to dig very, very deep, and to work, your performance has to be very personal.”

― Diana Rigg

“I would love to play roles that continue to challenge and push me in different directions – emotionally, mentally, and physically as well.”

― Diana Silvers

“You always have to challenge yourself or else you get soft. Right?”

― Diane Kruger

“I think that as an artist, the more that you can do to diversify, and kind of challenge yourself, the more you grow.”

― Dianna Agron

“We’re a big check mark on everybody’s schedule. I told them it’s just another challenge, let’s go after it.”

― Dick Butkus

“It is a challenge to all of us, and it’s a challenge we need to meet, to make sure the Quincy Veterans’ Home is, in fact, giving the best care and the safest care in the state.”

― Dick Durbin

“America is a great country. We are so wealthy. But our one remaining challenge is to fulfill the potential of all our people. And the only way we can do that is to try to bring everybody together to a higher place.”

― Dick Gephardt

“Now a great debate has been born. The thesis is Democratic Socialism. The antithesis is free-market capitalism. The Obama Democrats have posed the challenge. It is now up to the Republicans to pick it up and fight along these lines.”

― Dick Morris

“When I started presenting ‘Scrapheap Challenge,’ I was rubbish at tuning V8 engines.”

― Dick Strawbridge

“I love a challenge and a bit of fun.”

― Dick Strawbridge

“I was still a serving officer when I competed in ‘Scrapheap Challenge,’ initially as a major and then a lieutenant-colonel when I was joined by my brothers in a team called ‘Brothers in Arms.’”

― Dick Strawbridge

“The Allstate March Mayhem Challenge is a great, great bracket challenge.”

― Dick Vitale

“I think film should raise questions, not give answers. I think film should challenge people to reflect, debate and get by themselves to the answer that fits them.”

― Diego Luna

“It is always a challenge to work when people have big expectations. I would much rather feel comfortable working without expectations.”

― Dilip Shanghvi

“I love to fight, and I’m looking forward to being back in the ring, getting the victory, and moving on to challenge for the World Heavyweight title.”

― Dillian Whyte

“The challenge itself is to exceed certain high standards you’ve set for yourself.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“So I regard my part in Genevieve as a real challenge.”

― Dinah Sheridan

“Playing at different positions is a challenge, and I’ve always believed that I can play in any situation and at any number in the batting order.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“Whether you lead an early-stage startup or a well-established company, it is critical to challenge yourself and your team to prepare for the next disruptive force – be it a shift in the market, a new consumer trend, or a competing innovation.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“Winning, to me, is easy. Winning more is the challenge.”

― DJ Khaled

“As a politician, I should expect sharp challenge from those who disagree with my decisions.”

― Dominic Grieve

“When you win in straight sets, where is the challenge?”

― Dominic Thiem

“I’d challenge myself to see how long I could go without a fall – on beam, I once went three weeks.”

― Dominique Moceanu

“New nemeses keep racing fresh, but I also find challenge in going longer, with only the distance as foe. I run my first 50-mile race, journey across the Grand Canyon and back, circumnavigate Mount St. Helens.”

― Don Kardong

“God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue.”

― Donald Knuth

“No dream is too big. No challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.”

― Donald Trump

“We don’t need bigger cars or fancier clothes. We need self-respect, identity, community, love, variety, beauty, challenge and a purpose in living that is greater than material accumulation.”

― Donella Meadows

“Low turnout in off-year races is always a challenge for Democrats. Many of our voters require information and must be contacted way ahead of Election Day – and reminded of what’s at stake.”

― Donna Brazile

“Voting shouldn’t be a challenge. It should be as easy and accessible as possible. We shouldn’t require forms of ID that folks don’t have. We shouldn’t restrict days or hours that allow working people a chance to both do their job and exercise their democratic right, and we damn well shouldn’t be throwing up new obstacles midstream.”

― Donna Brazile

“Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.”

― Donna Karan

“For me, the challenge of a period film is that, unlike a contemporary film where the character can be very free-form when it comes to the acting, there’s a burden to acting in a period film because you have to stay within the character’s historical background and the gestures of certain periods.”

― Donnie Yen

“My father instilled in me the attitude of prevailing. If there’s a challenge, go for it. If there’s a wall to break down, break it down.”

― Donny Osmond

“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?”

― Dorothy Day

“Anytime you get to go up against guys that have done well in this league, who have dominated in this league, you have got to rise to the challenge.”

― Doug Baldwin

“When hired three years ago, I willingly accepted the challenge of leading the Bulls back to the type of team this city richly deserves. I’m proud of the fact that each year the team has taken another step toward an NBA championship, and played with intense pride and determination.”

― Doug Collins

“With VR, you are directing in a 360-degree environment. The biggest challenge is that the viewer can look anywhere. They might look at the the weakest moments, the very things you edit for TV. You don’t control where they look.”

― Doug Liman

“I take UKIP very seriously. The truth is that UKIP presents an electoral challenge to all political parties. The way to defeat UKIP is not to be a better UKIP but to be a better Labour Party.”

― Douglas Alexander

“I do think our challenge is to balance credibility and a clear message about how we would reduce the deficit with boldness about the choices that we put before the public.”

― Douglas Alexander

“Labour’s task for government is to build consent for an outward-looking Britain as the best way to advance not just our interests, but also our values at a time of challenge, both at home and abroad.”

― Douglas Alexander

“Stories come and go. The challenge is to frame the questions that voters will be asking on polling day, such as who has avoided a global depression and worked here to deliver jobs.”

― Douglas Alexander

“I love the challenge of playing characters forced on life-changing emotional journeys. To work on a project with Billy Crudup and Sam Rockwell is just a dream come true.”

― Douglas Booth

“John Kerry doesn’t think in terms of black-and-white. He’s all gray, and he looks at all sides of the issues. That makes people think he likes to be devil’s advocate. Whatever you say, he’ll challenge you on.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“A challenge always is good. Normal design does not come under the constraints of a small budget and time frame. But it has helped me to make quick and knowledgeable decisions.”

― Douglas Wilson

“The whole novelty and challenge of playing twins is something that has kept things wonderfully fresh for me. Just the pure joy and freedom of being able to explore so many facets of not just one, but two, different characters at once is a very singular experience.”

― Dove Cameron

“The Madden Curse has really taken on a life of its own. People just love talking about it, and it is what it is, but I look at it as a challenge.”

― Drew Brees

“We have been telling and hearing and reading war stories for millennia. Their endurance may lie in their impossibility; they can never be complete, for the tensions and the contradictions within them will never be eliminated or resolved. That challenge is essential to their power and their attraction. War stories matter.”

― Drew Gilpin Faust

“I still find doing portraits a terrific challenge, but even though I’ve done hundreds of them, I’ve never stopped questioning the very nature of portraiture because it deals exclusively with appearances. I’ve never believed people are what they look like and think it’s impossible to really know what people are.”

― Duane Michals

“One has to move from one’s comfort zone to challenge oneself.”

― Dulquer Salmaan

“We must lift ourselves for every challenge we face, no matter who you are playing – and that applies especially to the national team.”

― Dusan Tadic

“I think the most insulting thing you can do to a director is to challenge when he or she is satisfied with your interpretation.”

― Dustin Hoffman

“Being a father is an everyday challenge. It goes on and on.”

― Dwyane Wade

“I really like clever men who challenge you.”

― E. L. James

“I always challenge myself. I get out in deep water and I always try to get back. But I get hung up. The audience never knows, but that’s when I smile the most, when I show the most ivory.”

― Earl Hines

“The guy who says, ‘I love the challenge of managing,’ is one step from being out of a job.”

― Earl Weaver

“I like the challenge of growing small companies into big global companies.”

― Eckhard Pfeiffer

“If I’m daring at all, I guess it would be emotionally. I try to keep things interesting for myself and to do things that challenge me.”

― Ed Harris

“I want to fight only dangerous guys. Whenever I’ve done that in my career, I’ve stepped up and risen to the challenge.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“I was exemplifying the Olympian who took up a challenge as a sportsman, without a trainer, in a country without mountains and without snow. And, inside of two years, I was representing my country.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“All of my films have been very dialogue-heavy, and that’s great. It always makes it more of a challenge to market in other countries.”

― Edgar Wright

“When you go to the mountains, you see them and you admire them. In a sense, they give you a challenge, and you try to express that challenge by climbing them.”

― Edmund Hillary

“I think I mainly climb mountains because I get a great deal of enjoyment out of it. I never attempt to analyze these things too thoroughly, but I think that all mountaineers do get a great deal of satisfaction out of overcoming some challenge which they think is very difficult for them, or which perhaps may be a little dangerous.”

― Edmund Hillary

“I like to think of Everest as a great mountaineering challenge, and when you’ve got people just streaming up the mountain – well, many of them are just climbing it to get their name in the paper, really.”

― Edmund Hillary

“I was scared many times on Everest, but this is all part of the challenge. When I fell down a crevasse, it was pretty scary.”

― Edmund Hillary

“When I was in college at Amherst, my father asked me a favor: to take one course in economics. I loved it – for the challenge of its mysteries.”

― Edmund Phelps

“I didn’t want to write a biographie romancee especially since I already write novels, nor did I want to challenge the rules of the biography game, arbitrary as those rules might be.”

― Edmund White

“Things got so bad that when I went shopping for a house, some people would refuse to open the door if they saw it was me standing there. And drunks would always want to challenge me.”

― Edward G. Robinson

“The challenge – and much of the fun – of writing in an established future history lies in incorporating new knowledge while remaining true to what has gone before. Expanding and enriching, not contradicting.”

― Edward M. Lerner

“Writing historical novels can be dangerous. We need to be as accurate and as fair about the historical record as we can be, at the same time as creating our fictional characters and, hopefully, telling a good story. The challenge is weaving the fiction into the history.”

― Edward Rutherfurd

“People make the assumption that you’re only interested in one thing based on the most recent thing you’ve done. But some directors can be pretty promiscuous about their tastes, and that’s how I want to challenge myself.”

― Edward Zwick

“The need to challenge the status quo is just more obvious when you’re failing than when you’re succeeding. But it’s no less urgent.”

― Edwin Catmull

“United is a much bigger challenge than Ajax. They’re not just a big and famous club but also a worldwide brand, yet when you’re inside, it’s still a family place.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“When I left Ajax in 1999, I travelled to Liverpool and spoke to Houllier. I was shown around Anfield and also met with the chairman and a couple of the players. I thought about it, but when Juventus came to the table, I came to the conclusion that it would be a bigger challenge to play in Italy.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“If a person’s self-worth derives from being the only woman in the field, how much affection can she feel toward another woman who might challenge that claim to fame?”

― Eileen Pollack

“It’s a challenge, but every single German or Canadian I want to beat, I still have to love them. That means competing the way God wants me to compete and helping my opponents if they have a need.”

― Elana Meyers

“The challenge that I set for myself was to see whether or not plot and structure could coexist, and why it was that we had to always privilege one above the other.”

― Eleanor Catton

“We need a dose of doubt and a dose of faith, to challenge each other.”

― Elif Safak

“Writing in another language gives me an additional freedom, an additional way of thinking. It’s a challenge, but I like the challenge.”

― Elif Safak

“I’ve always looked for roles that are different. I’ve tried to continue to challenge myself as an actor and work in varying styles of films.”

― Elijah Wood

“Power must be used, but it must be tempered by soul-searching and the recognition of our human capacity for error. That is the maxim that should inform our approach to every challenge, from reforming state government to engaging in foreign affairs.”

― Eliot Spitzer

“It’s always best to challenge yourself and go to a place out of your comfort zone.”

― Eliot Sumner

“I think everyone’s got an obstacle in their career that they have to challenge. I think, in a way, that pushes you to prove who you are.”

― Eliot Sumner

“Some big actresses told me a few things that inspired me. One said that the biggest challenge for a female actress was to make sure they are not profoundly bored. Another told me to just do whatever you want – do anything.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“As a documentary filmmaker, ‘Meru’ was an irresistible challenge. You can spend years searching for the right story, but this one had all the elements: the obstacles, the characters, and the drama.”

― Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

“Trying to find a way to represent something that is truly frightening on stage is a fascinating challenge.”

― Elizabeth Marvel

“I think so much of writing is an instinct, or a feel for a scene, or a feel for a character. You have to put into words the word ‘tone,’ which I think is thrown around a lot and can mean a hundred different things, but communicating that to other people is definitely a challenge.”

― Elizabeth Meriwether

“I used to not back down from a challenge.”

― Elizabeth Moon

“It is important to remember that a thought is harmless unless we believe them and act on them. As the subject, since thoughts are an object of your awareness, you have the power to challenge every thought. You can decide if you want to make that thought real.”

― Elizabeth Thornton

“I try to focus on eating seasonally and organic whenever possible. It can be a challenge, but it has a huge effect on my weight, my health, and the environment.”

― Elle Macpherson

“We have to ask, ‘How can we break a huge challenge like sending humans to Mars into a series of doable, affordable steps? How can we break that problem down into chunks in order to keep making progress?’”

― Ellen Stofan

“I feel like my figure is a challenge because I’m quite flat chested but I’ve got a booty so I’ve got to look for the right things.”

― Ellie Goulding

“A battery by definition is a collection of cells. So the cell is a little can of chemicals. And the challenge is taking a very high-energy cell, and a large number of them, and combining them safely into a large battery.”

― Elon Musk

“Roosevelt’s magic lay in one facet of his personality: He knew how to take the risk. No other man in public life I knew could so readily take the challenge of the new.”

― Emanuel Celler

“It’s nice to be able to do more and to always challenge myself.”

― Emeraude Toubia

“I don’t want to pigeonhole myself in one character or genre. I want to challenge myself as much as I can.”

― Emilie de Ravin

“I never thought I’d end up doing comedy, but actually, it’s been something I’ve really relished the challenge of and ended up doing quite a bit of.”

― Emily Berrington

“The real challenge for a vegan is getting vitamin B and omega-3s, but you can get those in a vegetarian supplement.”

― Emily Deschanel

“I find flawed characters much more interesting than perfect ones and enjoy the challenge of making readers root for them in spite of their unsympathetic path and destructive choices.”

― Emily Giffin

“It’s kind of like a challenge to myself to be able to hear somebody else’s hook and kind of interpret the words. Because my own hooks, I already know what I mean when I write them.”

― Eminem

“I’d love to play characters that are so similar to me that it would be crossing limits, and then at the same time I would love to play characters that are so different from me that it would be that kind of challenge as well.”

― Emma Kenney

“For a blink of an eye, there was so much media glare. It was unexpected, and I don’t think we realized the magnitude of the message we were imparting with ‘The Nanny Diaries.’ There was also this added challenge that some of the media power players whose publications were doing stories on us perceived us to be sniping at their lifestyles.”

― Emma McLaughlin

“I am proof that one person can rise above any challenge, and if I can, then so will others if they are given the chance.”

― Emmanuel Jal

“The refugee crisis is a challenge for the whole of Europe, and Europe – it’s a very fair point to say it’s not just a security issue. It’s also an economic issue.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“The challenge is to open a new page in our political life and to take action so that everyone is able to find his or her place in France and in Europe.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“I was honoured recently to accept the position of president of Mizrachi U.K. I did so because I believe our eternal challenge as Jews is both straightforward and also awash with complexity: How to sanctify the innovations of the modern world in accordance with our eternal Jewish values?”

― Ephraim Mirvis

“The challenge in daytime in particular, I think, is to go against all the traditional cliches of daytime and try to make it real.”

― Eric Braeden

“I’m a goal setter, but in broad strokes. I don’t have a by-October-2009-I-want-to-be-here plan. All I do is work with an element of challenge and an element of enjoyment. With that, anything can happen.”

― Eric Dane

“I think poverty is the biggest challenge for Los Angeles and for many of our cities that have come back from the recession.”

― Eric Garcetti

“As a writer, I challenge myself not to tell the same story – to tackle different characters with different issues.”

― Eric Jerome Dickey

“Will Truman will be on my epitaph, but as an actor, I have to challenge myself.”

― Eric McCormack

“I have to challenge the audience.”

― Eric McCormack

“The familiar can feel good – especially with so much uncertainty when we turn on the news. But it doesn’t uplift us, challenge us, or inspire anew as truly original work can.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Start-ups make so many mistakes that the challenge to identify the root cause of a failure is tough. But believing in your own plan is probably the worst.”

― Eric Ries

“Transformational politics requires us to challenge the way people think about issues, opening their minds to better possibilities.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“I’ve been directing more and more the last few years, I find it an enjoyable challenge.”

― Eric Stoltz

“I binge write. I think it’s because I started seriously writing by participating in National Novel Writing Month, an online-based challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days.”

― Erin Morgenstern

“Art should offend people because art should challenge people.”

― Eriq La Salle

“I want to stay active and busy. I don’t just want to fight a no-name opponent. I want a decent name or a big name or a world champion, somebody who is going to challenge me. That’s just it.”

― Errol Spence Jr.

“I think the legacy left behind by ‘Battlestar’ speaks for itself. I thought that these avid fans, most of whom were skeptical at first… to turn them into a fan of ‘Caprica’ as well is a daunting task, a big challenge.”

― Esai Morales

“But there is a corollary to freedom and that’s personal responsibility, and the real challenge is how you generate that personal responsibility without imposing it.”

― Esther Dyson

“The challenge of email is that people send you stuff for free, and it becomes items on your to-do list.”

― Esther Dyson

“The challenge of ensuring adequate, nutrient-rich food for an expanding global population is a daunting one, especially given constraints on key resources like water and agricultural land.”

― Esther Dyson

“My decision to leave Impact had nothing to with their business or finances and everything with me wanting to challenge myself to something new.”

― Ethan Carter III

“I am a strange creature. I want to challenge myself and keep people guessing with the roles I take.”

― Eugene Simon

“As with any difficult challenge that the public and policymakers face, there is no single solution or silver bullet that will serve as the answer to how the United States works to reduce carbon emissions.”

― Evan Bayh

“Let me just say that I’m the only candidate in this race now that has any firsthand experience fighting terrorism. And both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, I think, have proven in different ways that they’re unprepared for that challenge.”

― Evan McMullin

“The problem is that in order to publish a book in mainland China, you have to agree to be subject to censorship. That’s the nature of the system. I don’t challenge that system on its face. It’s their system. But as an author, I have a choice to make whether I’ll participate or I won’t.”

― Evan Osnos

“I think diversity is a challenge everywhere.”

― Evan Spiegel

“I’m not a great manager; I try to be a great leader. And for me, that’s been going through a process of not how to be a great CEO but how to be a great Evan, and that’s really been the challenge.”

― Evan Spiegel

“While I was in London it was completely upside-down. I got a whole new life and it was a challenge to keep in touch with my life in Ireland, but it was great fun. Now though, I’ve been back home since November and gradually all connections with my HP life have been fading.”

― Evanna Lynch

“Percussion is the most adaptable family of instruments. The biggest challenge is to project percussion in a lyrical way.”

― Evelyn Glennie

“My favorite instrument is the snare drum. In Scotland, the snare drum is very prominent in Highland bands. The Scottish style of playing is in my blood. It’s a very powerful instrument, but it can also be soothing, like velvet. It’s a real challenge for composers.”

― Evelyn Glennie

“A vibrant civil society can challenge those in power by documenting corruption or uncovering activities like the murder of political enemies. In democracies, this function is mostly performed by the media, NGOs or opposition parties.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“As parents, I think we’re always novices, and every day presents a new challenge.”

― Ewen Bremner

“The escape to an unchallenging fairy tale can be very nice and I’m all for that, but film can also challenge you to confront the realities of our world.”

― Ezra Miller

“I challenge those who are in business and other professions to see that there are copies of the Book of Mormon in their reception rooms.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“I challenge the homes of Israel to display on their walls great quotations and scenes from the Book of Mormon.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“I love a challenge. So when I did ‘Friday,’ I didn’t want to do another comedy back-to-back. With ‘Set It Off,’ that was a little different from ‘The Negotiator’ and ‘The Italian Job.’ So for me, it’s all about challenge. It’s all about challenge and about just learning.”

― F. Gary Gray

“I never limit myself when it comes to telling stories; I think people can see that in my body of work. It’s just about, ‘What’s a great story? Is it unique? Is it a challenge?’”

― F. Gary Gray

“’Envy’ was a bit of a challenge for me. It was smooth.”

― Fat Joe

“I think, for OPEC, the main challenge is to have a price level which brings good profits to them, good incentives for the investments, but at the same time, to prevent prices going to very high levels.”

― Fatih Birol

“After Land I wanted to continue exploring the theme but I needed a new challenge so turned to colour. I explored Bradford and produced a series of urban landscapes that I liked, but because Land had made such an impact on the general public my colour work wasn’t reviewed.”

― Fay Godwin

“I thought that Hollywood was just for geniuses and that directors come from three generations of directors. I was worried that I was not up to the challenge of making a movie. Then realized that all a director has to do is know what he wants to do.”

― Fede Alvarez

“Jerusalem is not just a beautiful city: the challenge is to show that Jerusalem can be shared in peace and respect.”

― Federica Mogherini

“The real existential challenge is to live up to your fullest potential, along with living up to your intense sense of responsibility and to be honest to yourself about what you want.”

― Fei-Fei Li

“I’ve read every single fantasy novel there is. I mean, I would challenge a lot of people to read more fantasy novels than I have.”

― Felicia Day

“I like to challenge myself.”

― Felix Baumgartner

“The challenge to America is to extend to Asia the defensive shield of American power in forms consonant with Asian freedom and self-respect.”

― Ferdinand Marcos

“The challenge to Asia is to discard the dry, meatless bone of mysticism and fatalism.”

― Ferdinand Marcos

“If you challenge yourself and try to be the best in all areas, you have to be a complete driver.”

― Fernando Alonso

“Ferran Adria making hamburgers… some thought it was crazy. But getting them perfect was a challenge. Plus I’m fascinated by all aspects of food.”

― Ferran Adria

“Doing scripted acting is a challenge to me. I can’t remember things too good, so remembering lines is a challenge to your boy.”

― Flavor Flav

“I didn’t think of my pregnancy as a handicap for one minute, but having said that, I think the only big challenge was being so tired all the time.”

― Floor Jansen

“When you see a roadblock or challenge as an opportunity, it is amazing how you are already halfway there.”

― Frances Hesselbein

“We see change as a challenge, not as a threat.”

― Frances Hesselbein

“We do not know what lies ahead, yet whatever the challenge, leaders will rise, finding the heart, the language, the caring that embraces and sustains.”

― Frances Hesselbein

“The Millennial mindset is one on the pulse of changing technology. They multi-task and enjoy a challenge. They need projects that utilize their knowledge and skills that can connect with their philosophical or deeper interests.”

― Frances Hesselbein

“RFK was a compelling figure because he was willing to challenge his audiences, and in turn connect with them in a unique way. Kennedy showed that our values define us and can inspire others to believe in the possibility of change and a better society.”

― Frances O’Grady

“Private life is always, at certain times, a challenge.”

― Francois Hollande

“I don’t believe there is such a thing as a moderate Islamist party. The challenge with Islamists is that they seek to impose what they call Sharia on everybody, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.”

― Frank Gaffney

“Every season will have its dips and hard moments, and the challenge then is to make sure you don’t get too down in those moments and make sure you come back fighting.”

― Frank Lampard

“The challenge in working in politics, particularly if you’re working for a political party, is that everyone’s a messenger.”

― Frank Luntz

“Evolution is the key to avoiding the whole issue of God. When you challenge evolution, you’re basically challenging someone on a spiritual level.”

― Frank Peretti

“The self-driving car revolution was kicked off by The ‘DARPA’ Grand Challenge to make an autonomous car traverse 132 mi. of a desert.”

― Fred Ehrsam

“The challenge of a president himself struggling to find the conjunction between the right words and honest expression, a use of language that respects intellect, truth, and sincerity, has largely been abandoned.”

― Fred Kaplan

“I think if you have a series for a long time, it’s in some ways like being in a play with a long run – in that the character stays the same – and so you are constantly posed with the challenge of making it interesting and unique week after week, year after year.”

― Fred Savage

“It doesn’t cost me anything to write some fun stuff for folks, because I just really enjoy a challenge.”

― Fred Schneider

“Someone who wanted to challenge Orthodoxy would not be able to locate a building to hold a protest march in front of. The faith is too diffused.”

― Frederica Mathewes-Green

“I always imagined that I would learn something each time that I would take to a new project, then I realized that each new project poses a completely different challenge.”

― Freida Pinto

“There are few historians who would challenge the fact that the funding of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War was accomplished by the Mandrake Mechanism through the Federal Reserve System.”

― G. Edward Griffin

“O’Neill presents a very complex multi-layered kind of challenge. His characters are always deeply complex and, to a great extent, inaccessible.”

― Gabriel Byrne

“If I were to listen to people all the time when they say, ‘Hey, this is a really high challenge, this is a high climb, the bar is pretty steep,’ then I wouldn’t have gone to the academy. I wouldn’t have become an aircraft carrier pilot. I wouldn’t have become a Navy SEAL for sure. And I probably wouldn’t have applied to Harvard.”

― Gabriel E. Gomez

“When you succeed, at a certain point, you want to challenge yourself. Otherwise, you become boring. You become a has-been. It’s not very interesting. I don’t want to be this guy who has only succeeded in France.”

― Gad Elmaleh

“When you succeed, at a certain point, you want to challenge yourself. Otherwise, you become boring. You become a has-been. It’s not very interesting. I don’t want to be this guy who has only succeeded in France. I could say, ‘O.K., that’s it; merci.’ But I’m not interested in that.”

― Gad Elmaleh

“Great leaders are not proverbial fence sitters. They judge. They opine. They challenge. They fight for their vision.”

― Gad Saad

“It’s a challenge between me and the hurdle, and the hurdle has always won.”

― Gail Devers

“I think the greatest challenge in environmentalism and the most rewarding challenge is trying to figure out how humans can meet their needs while protecting the environment.”

― Gale Norton

“I find it some of the hardest photography and the most challenging photography I’ve ever done. It’s a real challenge to work with the natural features and the natural light.”

― Galen Rowell

“Young adults living with a stutter is hard work. How do they handle job interviews? What do they do when the phone rings? How do they ‘chat someone up’? All these things the average person takes for granted prove to be a stammerer’s biggest challenge.”

― Gareth Gates

“To create an organization that’s adaptable and innovative, people need the freedom to challenge precedent, to ‘waste’ time, to go outside of channels, to experiment, to take risks and to follow their passions.”

― Gary Hamel

“Some players are quite homely, and they don’t see themselves going abroad; others would relish the challenge. I can only speak personally, but I always wanted the challenge, and to go and live in a place like Barcelona was great.”

― Gary Lineker

“We want to challenge Marilyn Manson and the rap people with the bad lyrics to write some positive songs.”

― Gary Rossington

“When you challenge me, I like my chances in a fistfight. On the field, I use the same approach. I’m going to win. And I’ll do it by any means necessary. If you’re not willing to go that route, don’t come my way.”

― Gary Sheffield

“I think management and technology all come into play in building a super-yacht. It is a challenge – a serious challenge.”

― Gautam Singhania

“At least I want to be making films that are somehow born out of me that are stories I want to tell. The challenge is figuring out how to do it where you can make them personal, yet still deliver to an audience a film experience that is satisfying and emotional, and that’s what I’m trying to do.”

― Gavin O’Connor

“Young girls in Haryana should speak their mind and not be afraid to challenge the system.”

― Geeta Phogat

“To do the Ozzfest again would be great. I’d like to finish with a final Sabbath album. You always feel that it is still a challenge.”

― Geezer Butler

“Even if your parents don’t have Alzheimer’s or aren’t in a wheelchair, your parents get old – if you’re lucky to have parents who live for a long time. It’s a challenge, and it’s difficult and lovely and touching and awful and ghastly and real.”

― Gemma Jones

“The idea of introducing the Seven Seas is absolutely to challenge Aquaman on an emotional and personal level. His responsibility is unification of the world, and that just became a lot more complex when he learns about the fall of Atlantis and the splintering of the kingdoms.”

― Geoff Johns

“Boxing has been the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. The biggest challenge in my life. I was a boxer. That was hard. Everything else is pretty easy.”

― George Foreman

“Coaches don’t sleep for a reason. They don’t sleep because it’s a danger zone every night. Very seldom do you ever get two or three days off… The lifestyle of coaching in the NBA is a tremendous challenge that gives you tremendous highs but also tremendous lows.”

― George Karl

“Because advertising and marketing is an art, the solution to each new problem or challenge should begin with a blank canvas and an open mind, not with the nervous borrowings of other people’s mediocrities. That’s precisely what ‘trends’ are – a search for something ‘safe’ – and why a reliance on them leads to oblivion.”

― George Lois

“Whatever the creative industry, when you’re confronted with the challenge of coming up with a Big Idea, always work with the most talented, innovative mind available. Hopefully… that’s you.”

― George Lois

“I’m kind of an all-in person. If I’m going to direct I’m going to take the challenge on.”

― George Mastras

“I think the best solution to this challenge, and I accept there is a challenge with homophobic bullying, is to make sure we get rid of the bullying rather than feeling we have to take kids out of our schools and teach then somewhere else. That would be the best approach.”

― George Osborne

“The source of all the energy is the sun. The big challenge is, how do you use all of that energy? Solar power has to fascinate you. There have been strides to get the costs down, and if this will work, you have to get costs down so it is competitive with fossil fuels.”

― George P. Shultz

“While I’ve been well-known for trying to keep my fictional characters individual in their looks, it’s an even greater challenge not only to make them individual but also identifiable.”

― George Perez

“The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the challenges of the physicist and the chemist.”

― George Stigler

“The central pillar of our justice system is due process. You have got to be charged with a crime. Then you can challenge those charges in a court of law with a trial.”

― George Takei

“Many American players – Paul Caligiuri, Claudio Reyna, Eric Wynalda, Kasey Keller, Tony Sanneh, Michael Bradley and Steve Cherundolo, just a partial list – have sought the income and challenge of Germany.”

― George Vecsey

“I am very honored and excited to be part of UFC 100; it’s going to be the hardest challenge of my career so far and it’s going to be pretty tough – I can’t wait.”

― Georges St-Pierre

“These are times of unprecedented challenge and change in the airline industry, and the appointments we are announcing today will put American in an even stronger position to continue the substantial progress that has already been made under the tenets of our Turnaround Plan.”

― Gerard Arpey

“Your ability as republican volunteers, to rise to this challenge will mean that the two governments and others cannot easily hide from their obligations and their responsibility to resolve these problems.”

― Gerry Adams

“I want to learn and challenge myself and grow.”

― Gia Coppola

“Well, with each character that I play in my life as an actor, I try to figure out how to find the challenge.”

― Giancarlo Esposito

“For most Olympic athletes, their training is their hardest challenge and where they push themselves to the limit. For Paralympians, training and competition is an escape from the hardships and struggles of their everyday life. That is the difference.”

― Giles Duley

“I definitely challenge people. But hopefully, I am working harder than anybody else, and so people won’t resent the fact that I want them to work hard, as well.”

― Gina McCarthy

“I love the challenge of any adventure.”

― Ginger Zee

“I don’t have anything to prove, but I do like to challenge myself.”

― Ginger Zee

“I have very curly hair and I straighten it every day – it takes maybe two minutes. I can’t imagine anyone having a bigger challenge than I do in the kinkiness that is my crazy ‘fro.’”

― Ginnifer Goodwin

“On the other end of the spectrum, these women who do live long enough to collect Social Security face the challenge of being disproportionately dependent on the Social Security system for retirement income.”

― Ginny Brown-Waite

“My well-known aesthetic sense, which is so obvious and personal, spontaneously spurs me to challenge myself with different disciplines.”

― Giorgio Armani

“To love shoes is to love problems. Every season, starting a new collection is my greatest challenge. The blank slate in front of me, starting the process all over again, there is no greater challenge.”

― Giuseppe Zanotti

“Pop music doesn’t challenge anything.”

― Glenn Danzig

“There’s a huge dichotomy between people who grow up with alienation, which, for me, was invaluable, and people who grow up so completely privileged that it breeds this complacency and lack of desire to question or challenge or do anything significant. Those are the types of people who become partners at the corporate law firms.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“Our educational system should make the Filipino fit not just for whatever jobs happen to be on offer today, but also for whatever economic challenge life will throw in their way.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“For those who want to pick up old fights, we’re game, but what a waste of time. Why not join hands instead? Join hands in the biggest challenge of all, where we all win, or we all lose: the battle for the survival and progress of our one and only country.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“Individually, we’ve taken the world on and won; together, we must take on the challenge of creating a new, peaceful, humane and competitive nation and prevail.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“Whatever each individual woman is facing – only she knows her biggest challenge.”

― Gloria Steinem

“I would enjoy sitting in a rocker… listening to soft music and contemplating the things of the universe. But such activity offers no challenge and makes no contribution.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“The biggest challenge facing a missionary today is to forget himself and lose himself in the work.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Somebody who knows what they’re doing, who has a good track record, they come across as very articulate, bright and looking for a challenge – that’s absolutely my kind of hire.”

― Gordon Bethune

“So another challenge for our generation is to create global institutions that reflect our ideas of fairness and responsibility, not the ideas that were the basis of the last stage of financial development over these recent years.”

― Gordon Brown

“So if a college education is indispensable, the challenge as I see it is how to make it more accessible.”

― Gordon Gee

“I always think it’s a little bit of a challenge when people sort of associate female artists as their own genre.”

― Grace Potter

“Telling Alan Turing’s story in a two-hour film was a tremendous challenge. It felt in some small way like our filmmaking version of breaking the enigma code.”

― Graham Moore

“I never hesitate to go into a tackle, and I don’t go onto the pitch to pull out of a challenge.”

― Granit Xhaka

“If I have to, I will use one challenge after another to dismantle governmental operations that I consider violations of the Constitution.”

― Greg Abbott

“Working in Isaac’s universe was more of a treat than a challenge.”

― Greg Bear

“I’m a tek addict myself. No matter where you are, people are looking for something to tear them away from reality, challenge their state of mind.”

― Greg Evigan

“Bad Religion has never been about criticizing people who are Christian. But we’ve always been about pointing out the irony and contradictions in Christian theology and the more extreme versions of Christians that seek to challenge modern secularism.”

― Greg Graffin

“When I was a teenager, science meshed with my developing ideals – such as the challenge to authority that was central to punk rock. In science, anyone from any walk of life could make a discovery that would overturn prevailing hypotheses. And that was a cause for celebration among scientists.”

― Greg Graffin

“I remember on my very first film, which Steven Soderberg executive-produced, he said, ‘Try not to repeat yourself. Do things that scare you.’ Even if it’s a challenge, I want people to say that this guy tried this thing. Hopefully he learned from it.”

― Greg Mottola

“Trying to find my way around the Rayburn building is always a challenge. Combining my poor sense of direction with a confusing design is not good.”

― Gregg Harper

“With a theatre audience there’s always the additional sense of a sustained challenge of which I’m acutely aware and for which you need to have the tools ready – your voice, physicality, brain.”

― Greta Scacchi

“One major challenge within happiness is loneliness. The more I’ve learned about happiness, the more I’ve come to believe that loneliness is a terrible, common, and important obstacle to consider.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“When Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s government fell in May 1940, the nation turned to Churchill. At last, his unique qualities were brought to bear on a supreme challenge, and with his unshakable optimism, his heroic vision, and above all, his splendid speeches, Churchill roused the spirit of the British people.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“As a producer, I’m trying to challenge myself to just make something that is of a professional quality – not necessarily pop music, but maybe in the sense that Nine Inch Nails is professional quality.”

― Grimes

“Corsets were a challenge in ‘Belle;’ fake nails tripped me up in ‘Blackbird.’ Guess I’m not a mani type of girl!”

― Gugu Mbatha-Raw

“Hydration is everything. Think of this: your muscles are 70-plus percent water – how are you not drinking water during a workout? I get the whole, ‘Let’s challenge ourselves; let’s do that prison, tough guy thing,’ but at the end of the day, you’re underperforming.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“The biggest challenge in big data today is asking the right questions of data. There are so many questions to ask that you don’t have the time to ask them all, so it doesn’t even make sense to think about where to start your analysis.”

― Gurjeet Singh

“It’s a physical challenge. It’s a spiritual challenge. I’m studying almost every day a different symphony, not returning to any one for a week.”

― Gustavo Dudamel

“My restaurant, Tex Wasabi’s, we have a whole ‘Minute to Win It’ challenge going on on Sundays already. The show hasn’t even aired and they’re already doing challenges where people are coming and participating. I think it’s going to take over.”

― Guy Fieri

“I like people that challenge their art, not only in the purist way, but also in terms of how they could provoke and make something different.”

― Guy Laliberte

“We’re not afraid of risking what was our success yesterday in order to explore some new field. We’re adventurous. We like the challenge of unknown territory, unknown artistic field, and that’s what stimulates us.”

― Guy Laliberte

“Although the precariat does not consist simply of victims, since many in it challenge their parents’ labouring ethic, its growth has been accelerated by the neoliberalism of globalisation, which put faith in labour market flexibility, the commodification of everything, and the restructuring of social protection.”

― Guy Standing

“I love a challenge. And I love defying limitation, gender stereotypes, and people’s expectations of me as an actress.”

― Gwendoline Christie

“As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”

― Gwendoline Christie

“I am still a person with a sense of superficiality that I’m trying to challenge.”

― Gwendoline Christie

“I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge.”

― Gwendolyn Brooks

“Like MCs, each chess player has his own style: how he likes to open, when he likes to attack. Just like we face off with each other lyrically, we challenge each other’s minds on the chessboard. Sharpen each other’s swords.”

― Gza

“Indeed, willingness to challenge professional economists and other experts is a foundation stone of democracy. If all we have to do is to listen to the experts, what is the point of having democracy?”

― Ha-Joon Chang

“If you challenge the constitution and if you challenge the borders of Iraq and the borders of the region, this is a public invitation to the countries in the region to violate Iraqi borders as well, which is a very dangerous escalation.”

― Haider al-Abadi

“I challenge myself everywhere, onstage, on the golf course. Hey, isn’t that the point of it all? To keep getting better? Otherwise why do it?”

― Hal Linden

“One challenge in this industry is that you adopt a certain look for a movie, and then people don’t get to see the movie for a year!”

― Haley Joel Osment

“If you’re of multiple races, you have a different challenge, a unique challenge of embracing all of who you are but still finding a way to identify yourself and I think that’s often hard for us to do.”

― Halle Berry

“To have the opportunity to work with Tiger Woods was just so awesome. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the challenge. I enjoyed the good parts where he was winning. And I enjoyed the challenge to help him get better. But six years was enough.”

― Hank Haney

“I just work hard and do things as they come along. But it has been a challenge to learn that I have to say ‘no’ to things and to know how and what to prioritize.”

― Hanneli Mustaparta

“Fame is a dangerous thing. It’s what the post-industrial society wants. They want fame and many followers on Twitter. But to really make the world understandable, that challenge is remaining.”

― Hans Rosling

“Our first challenge is to ensure safety of pilgrims, and we will use modern technology for that. We will strengthen our telecom network and will provide special mobile apps to the pilgrims at the time of registration.”

― Harish Rawat

“If you’re ready to give yourself a little challenge, take a walk and mix in short bouts of jogging. It can boost your calorie burn and give you much needed cardiovascular benefits.”

― Harley Pasternak

“Quite simply, my writing life has been one of relish, challenge, excitement.”

― Harold Pinter

“The biggest challenge in New Orleans has been to find workers who can climb a ladder after lunch.”

― Harry Anderson

“I just thought Spurs were a challenge that I had to take on.”

― Harry Redknapp

“Whoever has the best take is what matters. My challenge is finding the best take, and it’ll always be that.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“The music industry is such a different world from the acting world. Everything is really last minute, but I love the challenge, and I love owning my material and being able to put out what I want.”

― Hayley Kiyoko

“We’re a nation in search of an identity, but it’s quite exciting. I don’t regard it as a problem. It’s a challenge.”

― Helen Clark

“Both sexes like the exercise and challenge of sports, but for men it’s also a basic display behavior for impressing and winning a mate.”

― Helen Fisher

“Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty, challenge, fascination and often productive clumsiness of learning a new method: the wonderful puzzles and problems of translating with new materials.”

― Helen Frankenthaler

“I met a bunch of comic-book writers at the Metropolis convention and there was such an interesting discussion about the story of ‘Supergirl’ and trying to get it right. It can be a challenge, because you don’t want it to be the same as the Superman story.”

― Helen Slater

“It was a challenge to be able to create a character without being able to use one’s normal set of expressions. All the rubber and makeup attached to your face left you with only a modest range of facial movements.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“At the Centers for Disease Control, I rose up fairly quickly into management positions. The first team I led there included many people who had been my supervisors in previous roles or were more senior than I was. So it was kind of a daunting challenge.”

― Helene D. Gayle

“I was always taught by my father to challenge myself and to continue to evolve in my career, and I saw the move to Manchester United as an opportunity to grow as a player and as a person.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“With aging comes physical and emotional challenge. We cannot seem to get as much done in an hour as we did in youth. And it is harder to be patient with others, and they seem more demanding.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“It was very important to me to join an organization that has an established track record of helping young fighters grow into world class athletes and champions. Gladiator Challenge has been a home to such fighters as Quinton Jackson, Rashad Evans, Urijah Faber, Tyson Griffin, Chael Sonnen, Michael McDonald, and many others.”

― Henry Cejudo

“I love the challenge of show business. It keeps me on my toes.”

― Henry Darrow

“I’m really up for the challenge physically to go into sci-fi action, thinking-man’s action.”

― Henry Golding

“So I picked a field where I had a little exposure. Where I thought I could have an enormous challenge, and have a chance to really do some good, to be a pioneer in an area, and not just be like everyone else.”

― Henry Kravis

“I do not believe the United States and the Americans are going to let Donald Trump become president… I think the challenge is Donald Trump, with his anti-China rhetoric and with his anti-trade rhetoric, is going to make the job for all of us more difficult going forward.”

― Henry Paulson

“Anytime you put a challenge out there, people come up with a creative solution on the software side.”

― Henry Samueli

“Outwardly, I may look quiet, but deep inside, I’m full of this sense of challenge. I’m always striving to work harder, to improve by learning, to do better and keep dreaming.”

― Henry Sy

“Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The glory of the nation rests in the character of her men. And character comes from boyhood. Thus, every boy is a challenge to his elders.”

― Herbert Hoover

“I challenge anybody to say that I wouldn’t know how to approach foreign policy because, unlike some of the other people, I at least have a foreign policy philosophy, which is an extension of the Reagan philosophy. Peace through strength, and my philosophy is peace through strength and clarity.”

― Herman Cain

“I regard the writing of humor as a supreme artistic challenge.”

― Herman Wouk

“It was quite a challenge to make people eat crab ice cream.”

― Heston Blumenthal

“The love you have for your child is so much greater than any challenge you’ll face as a parent, and that’s what helps you through.”

― Hilary Duff

“I think every actor is looking for a challenge, and to play something different, and to be a part of a project with other great actors.”

― Hilary Duff

“People always think about what prison is. What prison really is – it’s not a physical challenge, it’s mental.”

― Hill Harper

“The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I think we have to face the reality that in a society where there is a legitimate threat of terrorism, not being able to see one’s face, not being able to have some sense of communication in that way, is for many societies a challenge.”

― Hillary Clinton

“The biggest challenge of my career has always been to improve my timing, and it will always be so.”

― Hima Das

“With ‘The Xpose,’ the main challenge was to create timeless melodies. The thriller is set in the ’60s, and we didn’t want the songs to sound dated.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“Directing while overcoming differences of language and culture is a stimulating challenge.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“I never want to pick an easy song. I want to continue to challenge myself vocally.”

― Hollie Cavanagh

“The cow, basically, eats three basic things in their feed: corn, beets, and barley, and so what I do is I actually challenge my staff with these crazy, wild ideas. Can we take what the cow eats, remove the cow, and then make some hamburgers out of that?”

― Homaro Cantu

“The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts. And there was a considerable challenge to that here and understandably so.”

― Howard Baker

“Remember the picture of the president in the classroom, being told of the attack by chief of staff Andy Card? The American people thought they were seeing a man suddenly thrust into a grave challenge no one could have anticipated.”

― Howard Fineman

“We are not going to get rid of the digital media – nor should we want to – and so our challenge is to use the media to determine the truth, rather than to let the media obfuscate matters.”

― Howard Gardner

“The challenge of the retail business is the human condition.”

― Howard Schultz

“You grow up and recognize that in any educated secular society, there’s no excuse for ignorance. You have to recognize in yourself, and challenge yourself, that if you see racism or homophobia or misogyny in a secular society, as a member of that society, you should challenge it. You owe it to the betterment of society.”

― Hozier

“You grow up and recognise that in an educated, secular society, there’s no excuse for ignorance. You have to recognise in yourself, and challenge yourself, that if you see racism or homophobia or misogyny in a secular society, as a member of that society, you should challenge it. You owe it to the betterment of society.”

― Hozier

“Global climate change has a profound impact on the survival and development of mankind. It is a major challenge facing all countries.”

― Hu Jintao

“I kind of like the challenge of jumping into totally different spaces and styles and figuring out how to fit in.”

― Hugo Weaving

“It is a challenge to work away from India and with a cast and crew from all over the world. But it’s also very gratifying, and you learn so much by just being with them.”

― Huma Qureshi

“For me, it’s a bigger challenge, it’s much harder to do and much more rewarding to do well, then just to think up stuff of your own, hit or miss, because you’ve got to see to it that you don’t torpedo any of his punch lines.”

― Humphrey Lyttelton

“We have to challenge the whole idea that it’s acceptable for a society like Britain to have such a significant number of people who do not work one day of the week and don’t have any possibility of improving the quality of their lives.”

― Iain Duncan Smith

“The Ewoks were definitely a challenge of writing ‘The Jedi Doth Return.’ After having done so many things with characters who don’t speak English, how was I going to make them stand out? Jedi is also rich with emotional material, particularly Darth Vader’s transformation from the dark side back to the good.”

― Ian Doescher

“I suppose anybody just losing it and sputtering curses is pretty funny. But I think it would be more of a challenge, much more of a challenge, to make a cursing dad funny.”

― Ian Frazier

“No, I don’t make my work in order to challenge or confuse other people’s expectations – I only do what I find natural.”

― Ian Hamilton Finlay

“Not being boring is quite a challenge.”

― Ian Mcewan

“Every time you work is a challenge. There’s a constant worry about it, and it’s a side of acting I don’t like.”

― Ian Mckellen

“A lot of people on the internet have been saying that there’s no way we can pull off a musical in three acts. We just take that as a challenge.”

― Ian Williams

“Leg day is my favorite day. You can’t have a thorough leg workout without feeling completely spent. It’s a challenge, but the benefits of maintain muscle mass on my legs is important because, as the biggest muscle group in the body, it also helps me keep the proper body composition in terms of fat to muscle ratio.”

― Ian Ziering

“The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order.”

― Ibrahim Babangida

“We are strong supporters of First Amendment rights, and we believe free speech is a two-way street. While anyone is free to be an anti-Muslim bigot, on campus or off, CAIR is free to challenge their bigotry by speaking out against the promotion of hatred and intolerance.”

― Ibrahim Hooper

“The challenge for a good musician is to bring out compositions that seem fresh to the listener, even if the listener has heard the song or the composition before.”

― Ilaiyaraaja

“Every challenge has the opportunity to convert into a winning proposition.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“I just would like to be challenged. I want to push myself to the limit, and constantly challenge myself and grow as an artist. That’s where I want to go. Explore different things, different characters, in film, and just everything!”

― Imani Hakim

“It is a big challenge as a spinner to play modern day cricket, where you have to have five players in the circle.”

― Imran Tahir

“I just like challenge. I had a lot of them in my life, and then when it comes to that, I think I can be ready for anything, really.”

― Imran Tahir

“Fifty overs is a long time. It’s a good challenge, and you have enough time to show your skills.”

― Imran Tahir

“I’ve love the challenge of doing something new. Bollywood is magical.”

― Indira Varma

“I spent some time at a university for traditional Chinese medicine. There’s a resurgence of people eating according to traditional Chinese medicine. So our challenge is, How do you marry traditional Chinese medicine with PepsiCo’s products?”

― Indra Nooyi

“Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.”

― Ingrid Bergman

“’MMMbop’ ultimately is about trying to see the positive in the negative, trying to see the positive relationships you’ll have the in the face of challenge and strife.”

― Isaac Hanson

“I go by intuition. Work-wise, that means asking myself if a role will push me outside my comfort zone, challenge me to learn something new.”

― Isabel Lucas

“I only became an actor to get your attention, to challenge the archetype of an African American male; I can’t be anything else in this lifetime than an African American man.”

― Isaiah Washington

“I look at raising funds for The Perlman Music Program as a challenge and as a way to provide opportunities for people who care about the future of classical music.”

― Itzhak Perlman

“The post-Cold War order in Europe is finished, with Vladimir Putin its executioner. Russia’s invasion of Georgia only marked its passing. Russia has emerged as a born-again 19th-century power determined to challenge the intellectual, moral and institutional foundations of the order.”

― Ivan Krastev

“A big challenge in combating terrorism is learning how to think about things that we can’t imagine.”

― Ivo Daalder

“Under Vladimir Putin, Russia has embarked on a systematic challenge to the West. The goal is to weaken the bonds between Europe and the United States and among E.U. members, undermine NATO’s solidarity, and strengthen Russia’s strategic position in its immediate neighborhood and beyond.”

― Ivo Daalder

“If you are a genius, you’ll make your own rules, but if not – and the odds are against it – go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper – write.”

― J. B. Priestley

“The challenge in multi-lateral negotiations is not to lose sight of one’s over-arching goal in the midst of the cacophony of opinions at the bargaining table.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“You see, party labels do not ensure unanimity any more than trying to cast the challenge we confront as a people through a partisan prism.”

― J. D. Hayworth

“I grew up watching ‘Grease,’ and ‘Grease 2.’ I fantasized about walking through school halls and busting out in a song. At that time, I was too much of a chicken to do so. I’d love the challenge now.”

― J. D. Pardo

“Obviously with the Internet and increased access to other means of watching shows, the audience has dispersed and is all over the place and that is a challenge.”

― J. J. Abrams

“I’ve learned in my life that it’s important to be able to step outside your comfort zone and be challenged with something you’re not familiar or accustomed to. That challenge will allow you to see what you can do.”

― J. R. Martinez

“I think in life, if you continue to challenge yourself, you can pride yourself in what you continuously accomplish.”

― J. R. Martinez

“I think just having everybody know who you are is more of a challenge. More than anything about it is just knowing people are watching. I know who I am, so it’s watching things I say, what I do. Even if I’m in line at one of the rest stops or something, it’s just being on my Ps and Qs at all times more than anything.”

― J. R. Smith

“Building advanced AI is like launching a rocket. The first challenge is to maximize acceleration, but once it starts picking up speed, you also need to focus on steering.”

― Jaan Tallinn

“We spent the election campaign really canvassing where we were as a nation, deciding who had the mandate to change that up going forward. But I think the challenge for us will be, as with any government, your actions demonstrate your legacy.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“The real challenge is if you don’t look super sexy, like a Brad Pitt, you’re going to have to try harder. You’re going to have to make up for it in other ways.”

― Jack Black

“A location-aware tablet will let us use what’s called geodesign to compose participatory, what-if scenarios onsite, using maps that several people can share – something we could always do with paper but that’s been a challenge with digital maps in the field.”

― Jack Dangermond

“Performing outside is always kind of strange. Usually, you can’t hear something, whether it’s your voice or instrument, but it’s a fun challenge.”

― Jack Garratt

“I want to challenge myself. I’m desperate to play in the Premier League, and I want to play for England.”

― Jack Grealish

“It’s hard in today’s society to have a discussion where you want to challenge the status quo because of the ‘I gotcha’ politics.”

― Jack Kingston

“I would never shoot down any opportunity to challenge myself or stretch myself.”

― Jack McBrayer

“What appeals to me in a project is, I’ll read the script, and I’ll be like, ‘Is this something that’s new and something I haven’t experienced before?’ And if so, ‘Am I gonna be able to handle it? Am I gonna be up to this challenge?’ That’s what I try to do.”

― Jack Reynor

“I really don’t like to take the easy way out, if I can help it, on anything I do, I like to really make it a challenge. I don’t know how to create by taking the easy routes. I’ve tried, you know, I’ve tried to let myself, but I always struggle to compensate.”

― Jack White

“The aim every season is to challenge for the top four and try to win a trophy.”

― Jack Wilshere

“The thing about being an actor is that every new job is a new challenge. Sometimes you’ll have a shot, and it doesn’t work. Sometimes it’ll work better than you expected.”

― Jacki Weaver

“Robert Englund’s done an amazing job over the years playing Freddy. Everybody that’s a fan of ‘Nightmare’ loves Robert and you know so that’s a challenge when you’ve got to step in a big man’s shoes like that, so it’s scary but it’s also exciting.”

― Jackie Earle Haley

“At the beginning of each year, we have conceptual meetings. How are we going to challenge ourselves this year? So we suggested a transsexual or transgender. And to be honest, I am shocked they let us do it.”

― Jai Rodriguez

“I don’t know that I came across as being real competitive on ‘The Bachelor,’ although maybe I did a little bit on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ I am a born competitor. The bigger the challenge the better!”

― Jake Pavelka

“I thought it would be more of a challenge than it was to cater for every size, but as you’re aware of a woman’s curves – they’re kind of like a race track – you can create something glamorous and beautiful.”

― Jameela Jamil

“We are genuinely in a world that criticises women even when they are going through the biggest physical challenge of their life: pregnancy.”

― Jameela Jamil

“It’s great when you can challenge yourself against the top players in tense situations. I’ve always enjoyed it.”

― James Anderson

“Lewis Carroll, you see, wasn’t really interested in telling an exciting story. Well, he wasn’t interested in things like cause and effect or a linear narrative. It’s surreal, it’s absurd, it’s wordplay, it’s satirical, it’s analyzing itself, it’s funny, it’s an enormous challenge.”

― James Bobin

“I have always respected how Bobby Bowden would go out and challenge any opponent, and he produced some legendary games against the University of Miami and Notre Dame.”

― James Carville

“There has never been a time when a career in the Penney Company was not a challenge that brought out the best in a man.”

― James Cash Penney

“We face two overlapping challenges. The first concerns real-time court-ordered interception of what we call ‘data in motion,’ such as phone calls, e-mail, and live chat sessions. The second challenge concerns court-ordered access to data stored on our devices, such as e-mail, text messages, photos, and videos – or what we call ‘data at rest.’”

― James Comey

“We have built as a government something called the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, NCIJTF, where 19 federal agencies sit together and divide up the work. See the threat, see the challenge, divide it up and share information.”

― James Comey

“Children want the challenge of difficult tasks – just look how much better they are than their parents on a computer.”

― James Dyson

“Others can challenge and motivate us, but we must reach down deep into our souls and call forth our God-given intelligence and capabilities. We cannot do this when we depend on the efforts of someone else.”

― James E. Faust

“I believe that every person’s individual testimony of Jesus as the Christ comes as a spiritual gift. No one can successfully dispute or challenge it because it is so personal a gift to the one to whom it has been given.”

― James E. Faust

“Being a father or a mother is not only a great challenge, it is a divine calling. It is an effort requiring consecration.”

― James E. Faust

“For the record, I am sticking with my claim that the simultaneous degradation of air quality, water quality, water supply, food safety, soil quality, and other environment-related variables is the main challenge to China’s continued development.”

― James Fallows

“Generally speaking, rhyme is the marker for the end of a line. The first rhyme-word is like a challenge thrown down, which the poem itself has to respond to.”

― James Fenton

“Acting is an art form and you want to take roles that are challenged and it’s more of a challenge I think to play dark characters. Not that I want to always play those, but it is a challenge and challenges are rewarding and fun.”

― James Franco

“It is definitely a challenge to play Nathan, but the more different he is from myself, the more interesting the character becomes for me.”

― James Lafferty

“The real challenge of writing songs isn’t just writing a bunch of parts – like a verse, chorus, verse – but making something that flows together, that brings you back.”

― James Mercer

“One of the great things about being an actor is that you have a completely different challenge every few months.”

― James Purefoy

“As ‘Psych’ went on, deeper in the run, I started to feel more of a challenge just because, how many jokes are there? How many times can you reinvent the wheel?”

― James Roday

“If we refuse to accept as inevitable the irresponsibility and educational unconcern of the adolescent culture, then this poses a serious challenge.”

― James S. Coleman

“The challenge for capitalism is that the things that breed trust also breed the environment for fraud.”

― James Surowiecki

“The IRA has abandoned its armed struggle in pursuit of its goals by political means. This must be fully acknowledged. Continued challenge does nothing but obstruct and inhibit the peace process.”

― James T. Walsh

“You need to challenge your body in different ways, but I think the best way is to go for a run and stretch out your body.”

― Jamie Chung

“You want roles that challenge you and that scare you a little and where you can really discover something, even about yourself, that maybe you didn’t understand.”

― Jamie Dornan

“If I can challenge old ideas about aging, I will feel more and more invigorated. I want to represent this new way. I want to be a new version of the 70-year-old woman. Vital, strong, very physical, very agile. I think that the older I get, the more yoga I’m going to do.”

― Jamie Lee Curtis

“I challenge you, to go to any school and open 50 lunchboxes, and I guarantee you there will be one or two cans of Red Bull, there’ll be cold McDonald’s and jam sandwiches with several cakes.”

― Jamie Oliver

“Part of what I like about living in Chicago is it’s not easy. The breath of the city, the everyday challenge of it, is good. It forces you to grow and push yourself.”

― Jamila Woods

“How do you actually green the supply chain is a challenge. The easier part is to do what we do; the difficult part is to get all your clients to long process will take time.”

― Jamshyd Godrej

“Every year, millions of vaccines get wasted due to inadequate storage facilities. India is a focus for us, as this is a very big challenge for the country as well as other countries across the globe.”

― Jamshyd Godrej

“This film, Tomb Raider 2, is a big challenge. It’s quite exhausting.”

― Jan de Bont

“I think the biggest challenge for Somalia has been the sense that it is a hopeless case of incomprehensible internal conflicts and there is nothing we can do.”

― Jan Egeland

“I think I started out just loving the attention. But that’s changed into a real love and passion for my profession. Acting has never lost that challenge and excitement for me.”

― Jane Badler

“I’m a very brave person. I can go to North Vietnam, I can challenge my government, but I can’t challenge the man I’m with if means I’m going to end up alone.”

― Jane Fonda

“I really enjoy the challenge of adapting.”

― Jane Goldman

“I brought a Border Collie back home to Vancouver from Wales – where some of my ancestors are from – and needed to challenge him in other ways than just being my pet. So I investigated sheep herding and took a few lessons, and decided I was probably learning more than my dog!”

― Jane Siberry

“I find acting slightly nerve racking, but I like the challenge.”

― Jane Wiedlin

“Like ‘Metro’ and ‘Motor,’ ‘Troublemaker’ is written in first person. The only narration that happens is Barney speaking to the reader/thinking in her head. First person was a big challenge in the graphic novel because we want both men and women of all ages to enjoy ‘Troublemaker.’”

― Janet Evanovich

“I think you have to challenge yourself constantly. Otherwise, it’s boring.”

― Janet McTeer

“Our challenge is to remind ourselves that we do have common interest, common grounds, and common dreams.”

― Janet Reno

“The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy objective is to foster maximum employment and price stability. In this regard, a key challenge is to assess just how far the economy now stands from the attainment of its maximum employment goal.”

― Janet Yellen

“Biomimicry is basically taking a design challenge and then finding an ecosystem that’s already solved that challenge, and literally trying to emulate what you learn.”

― Janine Benyus

“If you’re involved in filmmaking, you want to challenge yourself.”

― Jared Harris

“We all have our moments where we fail to live up to a challenge.”

― Jared Harris

“I think with challenge comes a little more fun.”

― Jason Alexander

“My challenge to members on both sides of the aisle is to stand up and have the integrity to say that we have a dead U.S. agent; we have a Department of Justice that lied to Congress.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“I think the biggest challenge is to continue on the same path. I think it’s easy to become complacent from the success you’ve had.”

― Jason Derulo

“I don’t think I’d be happy if I were satisfied. I enjoy challenge, and I wouldn’t say that I’m an ambitious person career-wise or financially, really. I would like to travel more comfortably, but that’s really about all I need.”

― Jason Isbell

“History has shown that incumbents tend to fight trends that challenge established ways and, in the process, lose focus on what matters most: customers.”

― Jason Kilar

“Genre-spanning is the effort to make the live show interesting. It’s also a great way to challenge yourself as a writer.”

― Jason Mraz

“I was a rugby player, I was a hockey player. You know, I just love to challenge myself, and I love to compete.”

― Jason Priestley

“I’m very happy to be directing though. It’s a challenge, and it’s a lot of fun for me to be on set.”

― Jason Priestley

“I think romance is a tool, comedy is a tool and drama is a tool. I really just want to tell stories that challenge the viewer, move people, make you laugh, perhaps push an idea about being open-minded but never settle on a genre or an opinion. I hate genre. I like movies that are original in their approach.”

― Jason Reitman

“We grow each day or don’t grow. Go the other way. We’re a different person all the time. The human being is something happening differently every day. That’s the challenge of doing a play: using your instrument to learn and to pull out these things.”

― Jason Robards

“My approach to creating content is focused on pulling people out of their intellectual comfort zones. I’m interested in presenting ideas in unique ways that challenge people to question their assumptions.”

― Jason Silva

“So we need the same strategy, we need young, aggressive judges to be appointed, and that’s what the President has done, but getting them through is the challenge.”

― Jay Alan Sekulow

“What I’m trying to argue, as passionately as I can, is that the Jesus story isn’t worth dying for, it’s worth living for. Jesus presents a third way, a way of being in the worth that embraces the Sermon on the Mount, with its challenge to violence and greed.”

― Jay Parini

“The challenge is to get everyone to respect music again, to recognize its value.”

― Jay-Z

“That’s the reason why I’m making albums. That’s the reason why I love hip-hop: It’s a challenge every time.”

― Jay-Z

“The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it.”

― Jean Baudrillard

“My body looks like 30 but my face looks like 50. But I cannot walk bare-chested in the streets. I like to do these movies to challenge myself physically.”

― Jean-Claude Van Damme

“For you, it’s a silent movie. For us, it’s a talking movie because we had lines on set. There’s a lot of noise on set and music. We spoke in English, in French, in gibberish, but it was very alive. The challenge was tap dancing.”

― Jean Dujardin

“During these continued tough economic times, writing a sensible, fair budget that provides real opportunities for Washington families, workers and businesses is always a challenge.”

― Jeanne Kohl-Welles

“When businesses go through hard times, through down markets, what do they do is they challenge every basic assumption of how they operate. They innovate. They create disruption for a while that leads them to even greater heights when the economy turns around.”

― Jeb Bush

“People should not be imprisoned without having the ability to challenge the legality of that imprisonment.”

― Jeff Bingaman

“In life and in movies, it’s a similar challenge, where you have expectations, and you end up in situations that are not meeting your expectations.”

― Jeff Bridges

“Any role that big is going to be a challenge for any actor, but for an actor of a young age, it’s going to be even tougher.”

― Jeff Bridges

“I’ve been managing Internet businesses since 1999. That’s 12 years of being in the tornado, and it’s pretty exhausting. I’ll be looking at the next challenge, but in terms of operating an Internet business, I’ve scratched that itch very well.”

― Jeff Jordan

“During ‘Anna Christie,’ the biggest challenge I had was working with my daughter and sort of not stopping and asking an audience member for a camera to record the moment.”

― Jeff Perry

“It’s hard enough to coach in this league when you’re doing what you believe in. But when you have to try to coach something you may not be sold on, it becomes even more of a challenge. It’s really hard.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“I liked the challenge of writing in a very concise structure in which both meaning and form are important.”

― Jeffery Deaver

“I like the way words go together and I like the gamesmanship of writing poetry. It is such a challenge.”

― Jeffery Deaver

“Well I think after leaving prison, and having written three diaries about life in prison, it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel, to write a new novel.”

― Jeffrey Archer

“I think the challenge for me in this role is going to be, is there any heart in Negan? For me, I look at that as a challenge as an actor, and that’s the kind of thing that I embrace and really look forward to.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“I love the challenge of having an audience know what you’re thinking without having to tell the audience what you’re thinking.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“I love playing a villain. I think that there’s something freeing about that, and it’s a different kind of challenge.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“Disney is our contemporary landscape. The best art will reflect that and challenge you. Disney comforts you, whereas the best art shakes up your comfort level and perception.”

― Jeffrey Deitch

“The Russian drama began at the end of 1991, when the Soviet Union mercifully ended. Russia and 14 other new countries emerged from the ruins of the Soviet Union. Every one of those 15 new states faced a profound historical, economic, financial, social and political challenge.”

― Jeffrey Sachs

“Well, I like to be kept on my toes. I look for a challenge. I don’t like to recreate steps that I’ve already walked. I like to see if I can create something new.”

― Jeffrey Wright

“In making films, I’m constantly looking for people who are in conflict and who are going to surprise you and challenge you.”

― Jehane Noujaim

“Comedy is much more challenging, because you have to have the same level of belief but you have to make people laugh, and that’s definitely a challenge.”

― Jenna Elfman

“Johnny ‘Fairplay’ Dalton manufactured a lie about his dear grandmother dying in order to win a challenge. This is one of the best villain moments of ‘Survivor’ ever! This lie was pre-planned, evil, and perfectly played out.”

― Jenna Morasca

“I will always have dogs in my life, and I absolutely can’t be with someone who will challenge that or disagree with that stance – I will not budge on this, ever.”

― Jenna Morasca

“’Drag Race’ has become a staple of modern television for the way it skewers expectations and attitudes about gender, much as a show like ‘black-ish’ works to challenge stereotypes about black families in America.”

― Jenna Wortham

“I blame and credit my brothers for my competitive fire within me. Growing up, I lost at everything! My brothers are quite a bit older – 10 years and 5 years – so it was a challenge, but I have some of the most amazing memories with my big brothers.”

― Jennie Finch

“I’m happy with what I’ve done but it’s a challenge to try to win more.”

― Jennifer Capriati

“I accept any challenge.”

― Jennifer Hudson

“In the early years of Rent the Runway, our challenge was twofold: getting investors to buy into our vision for how the world was changing and getting women to understand that renting was a viable – let alone a smarter – alternative to spending hundreds of dollars on dresses they would wear just once.”

― Jennifer Hyman

“Probably my biggest challenge is not eating all the food that I want to eat sometimes.”

― Jennifer Love Hewitt

“I have been fortunate enough to be offered characters and projects that challenge me and that are different from the characters that I have played.”

― Jennifer Winget

“I always design with the occasion in mind, so I particularly enjoy creating bespoke pieces; it’s always an exciting challenge for me creatively.”

― Jenny Packham

“I have always aspired to create beautiful designs that make women feel elegant and confident – for me, that is my greatest challenge and inspiration.”

― Jenny Packham

“I like the challenge of dressing ladies in lots of different things.”

― Jenny Packham

“The challenge of pollution and global warming is no longer the science, or the rate of innovation, but the rate of implementation: We have the clean solutions; now let’s bundle them and install them.”

― Jens Martin Skibsted

“Urban mobility is a massive global challenge. The world needs people to use multiple forms of transport – a mix of biking, walking, and other low-energy forms of transportation.”

― Jens Martin Skibsted

“Putting any show on television is a challenge. I’ve been very lucky to work with incredible showrunners on ‘Smallville’ and ‘Lost’ and ‘Heroes.’ I hope to bring a lot of those lessons to Marvel live television.”

― Jeph Loeb

“I had a great drama teacher, and he sort of made out drama school as this incredibly difficult thing to get into: 6,000 people apply every year, and some of the schools only have 12 places. It’s a phenomenally difficult thing to get into. And that excited me – I wanted that challenge.”

― Jeremy Irvine

“Perhaps the greatest challenge for the resolution of a systemic global bank is the possibility that public or private actors in different countries might take local actions that would cause the overall resolution to spin out of control.”

― Jerome Powell

“We have to restore power to the family, to the neighborhood, and the community with a non-market principle, a principle of equality, of charity, of let’s-take-care-of-one-another. That’s the creative challenge.”

― Jerry Brown

“You can go out feet first, and that’s not my desire, or you can say, I think we’ve served with distinction, and this is the time to go home and seek a new challenge.”

― Jerry Kleczka

“As a teenager, I was undeveloped and out of touch. The arts was another arena in which to do combat and challenge myself. I read difficult books like James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses,’ but I didn’t really understand it, and no one was going to call me on it because I was 16.”

― Jesse Andrews

“The challenge is always before us. Whenever we lose sight of the principles that mattered to our founders we run into trouble.”

― Jesse Helms

“I continue to look for opportunities to learn on a daily basis. I try not to settle into a routine, and I attempt things that challenge me.”

― Jesse Itzler

“We must all learn a good lesson – how to live together. That is the new challenge of the new world… learning to co-exist and not co-annihilate.”

― Jesse Jackson

“Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.”

― Jesse Jackson

“I came to the conclusion that in order to end racial barriers, I needed to run for the office of the president and put forth an agenda of social justice and world peace. In addition, I concluded that someone needed to run and challenge the liberal orthodoxy.”

― Jesse Jackson

“There’s no such thing as a perfect guy. I think it would be strange if somebody was absolutely everything you always wanted, because then there’d be no challenge. Also, you’d feel inferior.”

― Jessica Alba

“Maternal health remains a staggering challenge, particularly in the developing world. Globally, a woman dies from complications in childbirth every minute.”

― Jessica Capshaw

“I sometimes go to a movie and eat my popcorn and turn my brain off. I love those movies. But the movies I like to be in, for the most part, are the ones that challenge you.”

― Jessica Chastain

“I like characters and stories that challenge the status quo. Lately, I’m really interested in history because I find that in my public school education, I didn’t learn about women in history. I want to introduce the world to some great stories and incredible heroes.”

― Jessica Chastain

“One thing that feels very important to me as an artist is to continually challenge myself and push myself to do all kinds of different things.”

― Jessica Rothe

“I make things complicated for myself and chaotic, so I feel unsettled, and then the challenge is to make something structured and complete emerge from that.”

― Jessica Stockholder

“Pictures often sit inside of pictures, but the edges of pictures and objects are rarely subjected to serious challenge; we are presented with distinct, whole pictures and objects.”

― Jessica Stockholder

“When you’re surrounded by brilliant actors, and teachers who challenge you to go beyond what you thought you were capable of, that’s got to be good for you.”

― Jessie Buckley

“I absolutely adore singing, and I hope I’ll always be able to sing, but you can grow more and challenge yourself more as an actor.”

― Jessie Buckley

“I wasn’t always someone who was talented. It was more that I was loud and loved a challenge.”

― Jessie J

“It’s easy to motivate a client when they are sitting on a bench right in front of you, but the real challenge for a trainer is to have that motivation exist even when you are not around.”

― Jessie Pavelka

“If we’re looking at the pure development of our game, the challenge is not to have a 200-cap player because that means there is something better that is coming along.”

― Jill Ellis

“The challenge for young players is always stepping into the next level in terms of how much faster the game is.”

― Jill Ellis

“I get a text every day from my dad: ‘Enjoy the challenge.’”

― Jill Ellis

“Coaches understand that pressure is part of the rush of coaching. The challenge of trying to outplay your opponent is part of the fun, the adrenaline, the preparation, seeing your team evolve. It’s why coaches become coaches.”

― Jill Ellis

“I think I’m confident because I’m free, I challenge myself, and I stick to what I do.”

― Jillian Hervey

“Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth’s ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature.”

― Jim Fowler

“That’s really the challenge of this century, to develop spokespeople.”

― Jim Fowler

“The biggest challenge is how to affect public attitudes and make people care.”

― Jim Fowler

“There’s something that’s really fun about the challenge of making the mundane funny, too, I think.”

― Jim Gaffigan

“Populists have always been out to challenge the orthodoxy of the corporate order and to empower workaday Americans so they can control their own economic and political destinies. This approach distinguishes the movement from classic liberalism, which seeks to live in harmony with concentrated corporate power by trying to regulate excesses.”

― Jim Hightower

“The way you challenge Superman is by having things happen very, very quickly in different places and then asking, ‘Who does he save first? What powers must he use to save each person or stop each disaster?’ That’s one of the ways you make him interesting beyond the thematic and moral issues that make Superman.”

― Jim Lee

“Part of running DC Comics is that it’s much larger than Image Comics is, or was. There’s a challenge to being one of the industry leaders in that everything you do is scrutinized and watched.”

― Jim Lee

“I’ve always said this and finally I had a chance to demonstrate it: The moderator should be seen little and heard even less. It is up to the candidates to ask the follow-up questions and challenge one another.”

― Jim Lehrer

“It’s hard to shape glass. It took me years of practice, and as a result, I’ve never gotten bored with it. It’s difficult. Every time I come into the studio, I’ve got some sort of new challenge. And something that I would like to learn how to do better, and the material never disappoints me.”

― Jim McKelvey

“I love what I do. Every show is it’s own challenge and I love it.”

― Jim Nantz

“I think the tougher the challenge the better.”

― Jim Otto

“If there’s ever going to be a challenge for an actor, it’s that character who’s often evolving – which is not often the case in television.”

― Jim Rash

“I’m drawn to cinema, especially when you’re on a project that feels like it’s going to be a challenge.”

― Jim Sturgess

“When I was in the White House, I was confronted with the challenge of the Cold War. Both the Soviet Union and I had 30,000 nuclear weapons that could destroy the entire earth and I had to maintain the peace.”

― Jimmy Carter

“Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.”

― Jimmy Connors

“I believe everyone deserves access to clean air and water, and that climate change has exacerbated this challenge.”

― Jimmy Gomez

“Our intent with Led Zeppelin was not to get caught up in the singles’ market, but to make albums where you could really flex your muscles – your musical intellect, if you like – and challenge yourself.”

― Jimmy Page

“From the very depth of my being, I challenge the right of any man or any group of men, in business or in government, to tell a fellow human being that he or she is expendable.”

― Jimmy Reid

“Three months. I was playing the organ for three months. It was a challenge for me in the beginning.”

― Jimmy Smith

“I still believe there is a need to open up search and it will come eventually. It is very important to challenge the current models.”

― Jimmy Wales

“I think it’s important that we challenge the idea that women who have babies are not fit for work and don’t have value. There is massive pregnancy discrimination, in parliament and right across society.”

― Jo Swinson

“I’ve written what and when I want to. It’s been about expressing myself. But with the degree, I had to learn to do everything in a very specific, disciplined way. I am very disciplined, but this demanded a totally different kind of discipline. A real challenge.”

― Joan Armatrading

“For me the challenge isn’t to be different but to be consistent.”

― Joan Jett

“I have a real challenge of finding dog-walking shoes.”

― Joanna Coles

“It is a big challenge, but I believe that, although difficult, it is not impossible to replace President dos Santos.”

― Joao Lourenco

“You do have to challenge yourself. I think scared is a good thing.”

― Jodie Comer

“I always look for… hopefully look for a challenge. And you’re always looking for the next summit to hit. Even if it’s a personal one. It needn’t be some great sense of monumental… It just has to be important to you and big enough and special enough and individual enough that you get up for it. And that can be anything.”

― Joe Carnahan

“Repetitiveness is one of the things that’s most difficult to get away from in genre pictures, because people come specifically to see certain kinds of things but get disappointed if they’re presented in the same way. So to try to find a new way to show old stuff is always the challenge.”

― Joe Dante

“I admire actors that consistently challenge themselves and play a wide range of different roles. Every actor has a reason for being an actor… it’s boring to play the same person over and over again. People like Daniel Day Lewis, who completely transform time and time again, I look up to.”

― Joe Dempsie

“I feel like every artist has an opportunity to create something new and to challenge themselves to reach out to a new crowd.”

― Joe Jonas

“If you believe that the greatest challenge you’ve got is credibility, then the way you get that is you earn it, right? That’s not something that any set of policy makers can bestow.”

― Joe Kennedy III

“Global warming is not a conqueror to kneel before – but a challenge to rise to. A challenge we must rise to.”

― Joe Lieberman

“The most frightening thing about playing Dick Gregory is I’ve never done stand-up before, and I had to learn how to be a stand-up comedian, which was a bit of a challenge.”

― Joe Morton

“I’m a traditional country singer and we’re always trying to make that a fresh and modern sound. That’s always going to be the challenge with me.”

― Joe Nichols

“As a supporter of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and their Home Run Challenge program, I am extremely grateful for the valuable partnerships and relationships built with Major League Baseball and our affiliates.”

― Joe Torre

“The challenge with a candidate like Donald Trump is he’s not a conventional candidate, and he doesn’t run a conventional campaign, and he doesn’t answer questions in a conventional way.”

― Joel Benenson

“If the material is challenging, it forces you to challenge yourself when handling it.”

― Joel Coen

“I’m always interested in the challenge of doing something new.”

― Joel Grey

“’Big Brother,’ I can’t believe people watch. It’s just people whispering to each other for hours and then some silly challenge like, who can pull the most stones out of a stuffed alligator, with some product tie-in.”

― Joel McHale

“I want to challenge you today to get out of your comfort zone. You have so much incredible potential on the inside. God has put gifts and talents in you that you probably don’t know anything about.”

― Joel Osteen

“I’ve just been reading about cycling. Yeah, I’m not that great at it but I like the challenge of it.”

― Joey Santiago

“My challenge as a satirical artist is how to present ideas to people to enable them to question and reexamine their beliefs. My hope is, that my work provokes people to look at things in a new way.”

― Joey Skaggs

“If you look at my career, you’ll find that the same record doesn’t show up more than once. I try to challenge myself with every project.”

― Johann Johannsson

“Telling the truth, and confronting the challenge, is what politics is about.”

― Johann Lamont

“The reader’s challenge is to replicate the experiment by reading the poem and to draw their own conclusions.”

― John Barton

“The United States did not choose to fight Islamic extremists. These terrorists chose to fight our way of life. They chose to challenge our existence.”

― John Boehner

“My biggest challenge is to not do urban movies for the rest of my life, those alpha hoodies.”

― John Boyega

“I try to take things that challenge me either physically or mentally, or I have to learn a new skill.”

― John C. Reilly

“My wife is a Christian and is extraordinary patient, logical, and philosophical. For years, I would challenge and condemn her beliefs, battering the structure of her conclusions with every argument, analogy, and evidence I could bring to bear. I am a very argumentative man, and I am as fell and subtle as a serpent in debate.”

― John C. Wright

“I think with any challenge or any matchup, I can have my own personal feelings of what I want, but it really all depends on our audience. Our job is to give them the best entertainment that we feel is right. If it’s something that they want to see, they’ll be loud and vocal about it, and we’ll do it.”

― John Cena

“I think you can check out ‘Monday Night Raw’ and watch any ‘U.S. Open Challenge,’ and my actions speak for themselves.”

― John Cena

“The scale of the U.K. effort in post-conflict Iraq never matched the scale of the challenge.”

― John Chilcot

“Just as a puppy can be more of a challenge than a gift, so too can the holidays.”

― John Clayton

“I think the challenge for all technology companies is to modify what they’re doing to be what the market needs at that point.”

― John Collison

“The structural thinking I use in the concert hall is unnecessary to most film projects, and most film composers make better use of the enormous range of pop and other materials and techniques required of them than I probably would, faced with the same challenge.”

― John Corigliano

“There’s the dual challenge of wanting to speak from an authentic place, and then being able to be honest about it. Even in the most mannered art, I think that’s what people value, is a voice that comes from a real place.”

― John Darnielle

“Working on being creative in the TV world is endless. It never stops. It’s a challenge that never disappears.”

― John de Mol, Jr.

“The most important connection I can see between my faith and my work is that in the progress of my day, I try to be restrained and mindful of every person’s humanity and of the overwhelming challenge of pride.”

― John Dickerson

“The challenge with Donald Trump is that he’ll deny things he said the day before or even in the same interview. And then sometimes when you try and talk about a fact that he misstated or something that he said out loud that he now disagrees with himself on, it’s very frustrating.”

― John Dickerson

“Public servants should always be accountable and responsible for what they are advocating, and I challenge the American people to demand this from their representatives.”

― John Fleming

“I’m grateful for the many Louisianans who have urged me to challenge Senator Landrieu in 2014.”

― John Fleming

“I like the challenge of writing music without being the coolest guy or band in the room.”

― John Gourley

“The challenge with SXSW and events like it is it’s so big and overwhelming, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd.”

― John Hagel III

“For me and for I’m sure any actor, each role is a different challenge to prepare for in a different way.”

― John Hawkes

“Universal background checks work. You keep the guns out of the hands of dangerous people. That shouldn’t be partisan – that should be something we can all agree to, but it became this huge battle and, you know, really, really a challenge.”

― John Hickenlooper

“Even on a large ensemble where their parts are relatively small – because having ten main characters obviously affects their screen time – the thing that attracts great actors is when there is that challenge to get some reality into something.”

― John Hillcoat

“I take very seriously that challenge of trying to do genre films – but elevated genre films.”

― John Hillcoat

“Our single greatest challenge is the ability to move power to markets outside North Dakota.”

― John Hoeven

“The real challenge was to model all the interest rates simultaneously, so you could value something that depended not only on the three-month interest rate, but on other interest rates as well.”

― John Hull

“But we can turn challenges into opportunities if we look outwards to the realities of the global economy and modernise our internal institutions in ways that will equip Europe to meet that challenge and create confidence amongst the public.”

― John Hutton

“As Tony Blair has made clear, our fundamental challenge is how to make Europe work better.”

― John Hutton

“But let no one be under any doubt that the scale of the challenge that Europe faces in this emerging global economy is immense and the practical pace of our collective action to meet these challenge to date has just been too slow.”

― John Hutton

“The challenge to our national economies and the collective economy of Europe will become – with the growth of China and the continuing productivity growth of the US – even more intense in the decades to come.”

― John Hutton

“Our aim, during our Presidency in the next six months will be to lead this challenge, to show that Europe can function in a mature and responsible way, to start delivering tangible results that show we are taking people’s concerns seriously.”

― John Hutton

“The gay bunting erects his white crest, and gives utterance to the joy he feels in the presence of his brooding mate; the willow grouse on the rock crows his challenge aloud; each floweret, chilled by the night air, expands its pure petals; the gentle breeze shakes from the blades of grass the heavy dewdrops.”

― John James Audubon

“Probably the biggest challenge for me as a director was to not show how scared I was. I was surrounded by some of the most talented people in the industry, and I had to pretend I knew what I was doing.”

― John Krasinski

“Animation is the one type of movie that really does play for the entire audience. Our challenge is to make stories that connect for kids and adults.”

― John Lasseter

“The Broadway audience is made up of a greater percentage of tourists now. There’s not nearly as much variety and danger and challenge in what’s being offered.”

― John Lithgow

“My entire life, socially, was all around the Maggie era. That was the great challenge as a Sex Pistol was how to deal with Margaret Thatcher. I think we did rather good.”

― John Lydon

“The things I like to do involve a lot of mental focus, a combination of physical and mental challenge. That is what mountain climbing is.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“I think for any small business that’s bootstrapped, the overwhelming challenge initially is getting to positive cash flow.”

― John Mackey

“You have to pack as much as you can in an hour or 70 minutes. This time around it was 15 songs, so it was a challenge to get them all the right length so you could get them all on.”

― John Mayall

“Wrestling, for me, is always an awesome challenge because you have the opportunity to constantly create something new, your canvas is always the ring, and there are similarities to every match that you have and what you do.”

― John Morrison

“Trying to lead an interesting life, a fruitful life, is a big challenge.”

― John Patrick Shanley

“It’s a challenge to grow professionally and move up the corporate ladder when you’re not receiving feedback on your performance.”

― John Rampton

“I always challenge myself to do something better, and people in the industry appreciate that.”

― John Rocha

“I want to challenge myself in new mediums; I want to leave myself open to different things.”

― John Rocha

“I think, as a designer, what you have to do is challenge yourself to do what you do, but better.”

― John Rocha

“As the U.S. ambassador to Japan, I see this challenge of our younger generations not knowing each other as well as the prior generations.”

― John Roos

“I guess that’s the big challenge of any art: Do you want to be something for everyone or everything for someone?”

― John Ross Bowie

“We all start in this medium because of the magic and the challenge is to keep it going.”

― John Sexton

“My sense is if the Episcopal Church can’t stand challenge within its own ranks, then it is not a church I would want to be a member of anyway.”

― John Shelby Spong

“Organized crime and rogue nation states and terrorists are very much focused on the Internet of things. The challenge that goes with connectivity is always security. The bad guys go wherever the return is, and now it’s more lucrative for bad guys to focus on cybercrime than traditional crime.”

― John T. Chambers

“In response to the challenge of strangers, sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community’s armed might as well as its pride of place and clan.”

― John Thorn

“Sometimes, we need an obstacle to challenge us and push us further than we would if things were always status quo. I’d say one example is the market crashing. It’s like, just when we started to get into a rhythm, everything changed! But, it taught us a great deal about how we do business and how we can improve.”

― John Varvatos

“Right now we have a closure rate between discovery and exploitation of four to six months. We need to be more in the realm of seven to 10 days. That is an enormous challenge.”

― John W. Thompson

“That was my challenge as a composer. Like with anything, to keep yourself interested in doing what you do, you set yourself challenges. So I said, Okay, I’ll try to write a hundred tunes in a year.”

― John Zorn

“A lot of times, I go and face the top receiver, and that’s a task… it comes with the territory, and I never back down from that challenge.”

― Johnathan Joseph

“I like the challenge of trying different things and wondering whether it’s going to work or whether I’m going to fall flat on my face.”

― Johnny Depp

“I’ve never done anything like ‘Brotherhood’ before. It was a great challenge to take up a part in a live audience sitcom – it was amazing.”

― Johnny Flynn

“If someone hits me I consider it a challenge.”

― Johnny Knoxville

“I started writing novels by not thinking about actually writing a whole novel – that felt altogether too daunting. I thought out a rough idea, then wrote chapter by chapter, and then by the time I’d hit 40,000 words, it was a challenge just to see if I could get to the end.”

― Jojo Moyes

“Just to get cufflinks on my shirt is a challenge.”

― Jon Gruden

“Nationalism is not that hard. It’s not that hard to incite people against another, and it’s also – and this is the harder thing: Democrats have, and the challenge we have all the time, is we believe in governing and governance and trying to find middle ground.”

― Jon Lovett

“The only big life challenge I think I’m worried about is a mid-life crisis because I’ve done so little. I think if people who’ve lived normal lives have mid-life crises and buy motorbikes, what is a man who’s done nothing?”

― Jon Richardson

“I just remember having the President’s Fitness Challenge when I was in elementary school and middle school. You had to do different activities, and at the end of it, I think you got a little pin or a badge. I was like, ‘How do we incorporate Captain America into high school?’ You would have the ‘Captain America Fitness Challenge.’”

― Jon Watts

“I’m not so much in the future as always in the present. The future always takes care of itself. What I do now with my video camera, it can only record what is happening now. I am celebrating reality and the essence of the moment. And that’s the greatest challenge that I have.”

― Jonas Mekas

“I always try to design fashion that is interesting and innovative, and I like to break traditions and challenge people’s expectations.”

― Jonathan Anderson

“The excitement of wading into ‘reality’ and just finding out what happens – and then the challenge of selecting those things that happened and shaping them in the editing into a narrative that will have appeal and be engaging – is a great, great thrill.”

― Jonathan Demme

“The challenge is the culture. You have to have a vision for the BBC-it can’t merely be that it’s big and has a place in the market.”

― Jonathan Dimbleby

“Limited points of view let the writer dispense – and the reader gather – information from various corners of the story. It all becomes a kind of dance, with the writer guiding the reader through the various twists and turns. The challenge is keeping readers in step, while still managing to surprise.”

― Jonathan Evison

“Giving oneself permission to write to begin with is the first enormous challenge. But you discover that this permission involves a requirement: To write about things that are difficult because they are, in fact, your subject.”

― Jonathan Galassi

“Each novel is harder than its predecessor because I must work harder at not repeating myself. However, I enjoy the challenge. This is the greatest job in the world.”

― Jonathan Kellerman

“I don’t know if anything I write will endure, but I do try to write it as a narrative that will not only challenge but also entice the reader into the lives of children.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“One thing I try to avoid in my films are effects that have a CG ‘look’ to them. The challenge is never let the audience get distracted by thinking that they’re watching something made in a computer.”

― Jonathan Mostow

“I’m a Saints guy, and I’m on the defensive side and I’m hearing the hell that the Saints fans are giving the opposing offenses and it’s pretty tough. It’s a huge challenge to manage the defense with that noise, but I’d rather them be loud and pumped up and going than quiet, because if they’re quiet it means we’re getting beat.”

― Jonathan Vilma

“I realized there’s a difference between creating a character and sustaining a character. The challenge that comes with sustaining a character is that you have this sudden impulse to think about all the things the audience liked.”

― Jordan Gavaris

“Age is not really the biggest factor, whichever end of the scale you are at. It’s how you perform, how you respond to the challenge of having good players around you competing for your place.”

― Jordan Henderson

“There’s this idea that when you turn 40, you automatically go to adult contemporary heaven, but I want to try and challenge that.”

― Jordan Knight

“As journalists, we cannot swallow the official line without question. We should challenge almost everything that dictators, presidents and officials say.”

― Jorge Ramos

“I like a new challenge.”

― Jorja Smith

“Yes, I think about having a career in boxing, but I want to start from the bottom, start from zero. I want to get ranked and one day fight for a belt. I don’t want to fight just to fight, for money, to go after big fights and challenge a great champion.”

― Jose Aldo

“I want superfights, to challenge other opponents.”

― Jose Aldo

“I feel confident that leaders will rise to this challenge with a stronger commitment to tackle climate change and seize the economic opportunities that a post-carbon world has to offer.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“One of the greatest challenges of democracies today is the question of financing campaigns. It’s a tremendous challenge. Obviously I think the solution is to have the governments pay for all the campaigns and not to have any private contributions.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“If you take away print and embroidery, you have to challenge yourself a bit more on the cut.”

― Joseph Altuzarra

“I don’t know what my limitations are until I reach them. I look for the challenge.”

― Joseph Fiennes

“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

“If you’re working with someone who you get on with and you’re supposed to hate them on the screen, then you get this playful challenge thing where you’re trying to one-up each other and that’s really interesting. Sometimes it can become like tennis. The harder you hit the ball back, then the harder the hit it back to you.”

― Joseph Morgan

“To compel the nation with challenge the traditional American doctrine of freedom of the seas, every man and every ship in the navy is solemnly pledged.”

― Josephus Daniels

“I understand the New York media is a lot more magnified than most markets, but I’m up for that challenge. I’d definitely be suitable, and I’d be primed for a market like that.”

― Josh Allen

“I want to do films that challenge me. I want to do what the actors I look up to are doing – the Gary Oldmans and Daniel Day-Lewises.”

― Josh Bowman

“President Trump has challenged Congress to reduce the burden on the American worker and to build an economy that rewards honest work. Congress should accept that challenge and craft a bipartisan plan that makes real reductions in what government demands from our wallets.”

― Josh Hawley

“I don’t think Philadelphia’s challenge is in coming up with great ideas or having great founders. I think the real challenge is keeping them here.”

― Josh Kopelman

“We live in a time where there’s a required instant gratification from audiences. That’s a fun challenge in terms of putting together this teaser, picking and choosing how much you’re actually giving away.”

― Josh Trank

“Each and every novel is a world outside the world – for a reader to visit, for comfort, consolation, escape, or challenge.”

― Joshua Cohen

“I like directors who come ready to challenge you to ask the right questions about your character, and I know that directors appreciate that in actors as well.”

― Joshua Henry

“The truth is that throughout my careers in both chess and the martial arts, I often knew that my rivals were more naturally gifted than me – either with their mental machines or their bodies. But I have believed in my training, my approach to learning, and my ability to rise to the challenge under pressure.”

― Joshua Waitzkin

“Part of the challenge of Most Wanted is trying to become the most notorious street racer on the pavement.”

― Josie Maran

“I’m drawn to opportunities that are going to challenge me and cause me to look outside of my own experiences.”

― Jovan Adepo

“I am convening the African Leaders Forum on Disability in partnership with Special Olympics so that a marginalized population long unrecognized does not remain in the shadows. I consider this a critical, moral and practical challenge.”

― Joyce Banda

“We are stimulated to emotional response, not by works that confirm our sense of the world, but by works that challenge it.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“The vehemence with which certain critics have chosen not simply to criticize what I’ve written, but to challenge my writing this story at all, speaks of what the book is about: fear of disapproval.”

― Joyce Maynard

“The good thing about helping an actor create a performance is, you really don’t know how you’re going to do it. It’s a challenge every time you get to the set. That keeps the energy flowing all the time.”

― Juan Antonio Bayona

“I am thrilled to be joining United. I have enjoyed some very happy years at Chelsea, but the time has come for a new challenge.”

― Juan Mata

“A challenge to the right of Israel to exist can be construed as a challenge to the existence of the Jewish people only if one believes that Israel alone keeps the Jewish people alive or that all Jews invest their sense of perpetuity in the state of Israel in its current or traditional forms.”

― Judith Butler

“I am absolutely happy to train Real Madrid. I have a wonderful challenge.”

― Julen Lopetegui

“I’m a poster child for Luddites. It was a challenge for me to open myself up the tech world.”

― Julia Butterfly Hill

“My readers often tell me that what they admire about my books is my ability to write from so many points of view. My challenge to myself is whether I’ll ever be able to write a novel just from one point of view. It seems impossible.”

― Julia Glass

“The biggest challenge of my career, which is something that authors of genre fiction face all the time, is writing something fresh and new and at the same time meeting reader expectations.”

― Julia Quinn

“It’s increasingly rare for me to find things that challenge me as an actor because the challenge of my personal life, and how fulfilling I find it, is tough to compete with.”

― Julia Roberts

“I was successful and I enjoyed modeling, but it got to a point where I felt like I had ‘been there, done that.’ I wanted something that would inspire me and challenge me. I needed something that required more creativity. I started writing and I started auditioning. Simply posing in front of the camera was no longer enough.”

― Julia Voth

“Progress is more of a challenge for the cynic but also more important and urgent, since for the optimist things aren’t that bad and are bound to get better anyway.”

― Julian Baggini

“There has been a great challenge in improving educational achievement. It’s a long-term issue, not a short-term one. It includes everything from getting more parents involved to addressing issues of poverty and improving what happens in the classroom.”

― Julian Castro

“I want to do directing and acting. I can do them at the same time – it’s a challenge, but it’s my dream.”

― Julian Dennison

“I think every part’s a challenge, and you also never know if you’re going to pull it off.”

― Julianne Moore

“The only thing that’s a challenge for me is not working. I get depressed when I’m not in motion.”

― Julie Klausner

“Anyone can accomplish anything and rise to the challenge as long as they are willing to work with others, to let go of the personal agenda, to reach a higher goal, and to do what is right for the common good.”

― Julie Payette

“I really do believe that if you don’t challenge yourself and risk failing, that it’s not interesting.”

― Julie Taymor

“I’ve always been an outsider. I’ve always been attracted to roles that would challenge me and that wouldn’t come around very often.”

― Juliette Lewis

“I love independent films. I love going to see them. I love being a part of them because it kind of feels like ‘all for one and one for all.’ It can be really challenging but also really rewarding because sometimes you have to do so much stuff in a day, but I like that challenge, and you make such amazing friends.”

― Juno Temple

“The emotion to handle the pressure is one of the biggest challenges in football – it’s the top challenge.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“Winning the title in England is the biggest challenge of them all.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“As an artist, you want to do roles that challenge you and say something.”

― Jussie Smollett

“My biggest challenge was to make sure that the songs I did were who I am.”

― Justin Timberlake

“For me, being able to engage with the details when necessary, when there’s a challenge, when there’s a particularly important pivot, yes, you have to do that. But in general, a leader needs to trust their commanders, needs to trust the team they’ve assembled, to actually execute in the right way.”

― Justin Trudeau

“Having to play Test matches for a month and then switch to T20s in five days is not easy, but that’s the kind of challenge I love to face.”

― K. L. Rahul

“The biggest challenge or biggest crisis knocking on the doors of humankind is fear and intolerance.”

― Kailash Satyarthi

“Portraying visual impairment is difficult. I can see what’s going on, but I have to act like I can see nothing. And this can be quite a challenge.”

― Kajal Aggarwal

“Playing for Madrid is a great challenge.”

― Kaka

“I’m a naturally lazy person, and I live for a challenge.”

― Kameron Hurley

“If your work becomes a source of enjoyment and a challenge, it will never seem like work – it will be fun. If you ever feel that your work is a burden, there is no point carrying on with it.”

― Kapil Dev

“I used to do a lot of serious theatre during my school and college days. Comedy was only reserved for youth festival and inter-college competitions. Then once ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ was launched, a regional channel in Punjab started a program based on that. I participated in it and emerged as the winner.”

― Kapil Sharma

“The great challenge before the IITs is to act as a catalyst in the growth of quality technical education in the country.”

― Kapil Sibal

“To be a truly conscientious artist, you have to look at what’s not working and challenge it. You riff on things.”

― Kara Walker

“I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“There are a lot of authors in the world, so it’s difficult to find a unique niche to present your take on things. That is always a challenge for any author.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I won the quadruple at 18 with Arsenal, so I didn’t really know what I was chasing after the World Cup, and I was a bit lost, so I didn’t know whether to just be content at home and just play my football or go for another challenge.”

― Karen Carney

“Most of us believe that women can do what men do. The challenge is to convince employers, legislators, mothers, that men can do what women do.”

― Karen DeCrow

“There’s nothing like the force and challenge of a new ballet to galvanize everyone involved in bringing it to life.”

― Karen Kain

“Is an out-of-control life challenge making you feel ‘out of control’ over your entire life? If so, stop lying around doing nothing. Stop sleeping late. Stop watching too much TV. Start recognizing that this lack of a disciplined schedule will only increase your feelings of being out of control of your life.”

― Karen Salmansohn

“Watching TV produces low levels of satisfaction because it doesn’t challenge you. Instead, do something that raises your self-esteem. Tap into your ‘signature strengths’ – things you’re good at or passionate about.”

― Karen Salmansohn

“Yesterday, I did some painting then went out to buy an onion and came home and watched ‘University Challenge.’ The onion was probably the highlight.”

― Karl Pilkington

“The short form, for those people who can master it – and I am by no means one of them – it is very admirable, because it is really hard to tell stories that can stick with the audience and still be between 5 and 30 minutes long. I think it’s a real challenge.”

― Karyn Kusama

“When I can control my own show, I want the price to be affordable so fans can actually see me. It’s a challenge because I have to do a lot of navigating to make the production stellar but do it on a realistic budget.”

― Kaskade

“The challenge is sort of capturing the issues that Oregonians feel strongly about and moving forward on those.”

― Kate Brown

“The challenge that so many people have is not knowing how to take that first step of reaching out to another person for help.”

― Kate Middleton

“The modern museum has multiple purposes – to curate and preserve, to research, and to reach out to the public. They challenge us and ask us to question our assumptions about the past or the world around us.”

― Kate Williams

“When I think about somebody like Keira Knightley, whom I don’t particularly know, I see somebody who is working hard, really trying to challenge herself and make smart choices in spite of people criticising her size and performances.”

― Kate Winslet

“I would like to one day play a man. That is something I do know. I don’t know what kind of man. I don’t know if that would ever happen or not. It would be the ultimate challenge.”

― Kate Winslet

“I loved the challenge of being able to take a character who could be thrown away as ‘crazy’ and making her identifiable to the audience – also, to give her a vulnerability that people would cheer for.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“My biggest challenge is trust, and really believing that trust, in letting things just happen personally and professionally and trust with myself. But I’m getting better at it.”

― Katherine Moennig

“For a long time I did not want to do television because I did not want to get stuck playing the same person. I wanted the ongoing challenge of a variety of roles.”

― Kathy Bates

“It is a challenge, with the global fame, to try to act like I put my pants on one leg at a time, when in fact I have Pippa Middleton help me put my pants on every morning. She’s my lady-in-waiting as well.”

― Kathy Griffin

“My family gave me values that have sustained me through situations that would challenge any person. My personal relationship with the Lord inspires me in all I do.”

― Kathy Ireland

“Holiday shopping is a challenge. Stores are crowded; people are stressed and rude… not exactly the spirit of the season.”

― Katie Lee

“It is a challenge at times, but trying to stay centered and balanced helps me keep things in perspective.”

― Katrina Bowden

“There are millions and millions of products out there. You can look at eBay and Amazon. You can look at every product on the planet, but trying to figure out which one is best for you is really the challenge.”

― Katrina Lake

“We all have challenging family relationships, and trying to balance that between our dreams and what we feel compelled to do is, I think, a challenge that’s easily relatable.”

― Keiko Agena

“I love competing. I love a challenge. I love going in and showing people what I can do, proving to them that I can get this part, that I can give you what you want.”

― Keke Palmer

“I’m definitely seeking to challenge tropes.”

― Kelela

“I’ve had great opportunities to show different sides of myself, but the challenge will always be getting either people to let you do it or finding the right things to do in order to do it.”

― Kelli O’Hara

“I’ve always wanted my characters to have more dimension and realistic cores than the ingenue material often provides. It’s been a challenge.”

― Kelli O’Hara

“I like to open for a band as it brings on sort of a challenge and it makes things more interesting. It reminds me of when we were just starting out because we would open for other bands in the beginning.”

― Kelly Jones

“The work I did on ‘Killing Kennedy’ was very meticulous and, in some ways, actually tedious. It was hard work because there is so much known about John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald. To try to distill that into a clear narrative that’s interesting and tells two great stories was a real challenge.”

― Kelly Masterson

“I love an acting challenge, and I love getting to sit down with my script and do all my drama work.”

― Kelly McCreary

“I want to do roles that will challenge me. I’m definitely interested in period pieces. But I definitely don’t want to limit myself. I’m very open to different roles.”

― Kelsey Chow

“History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions.”

― Ken Burns

“The obvious challenge to both SAG and AFTRA is remaining current in a rapidly changing industry. We have to be nimble, pro-active, and unified, and we’ve got to bring compelling value to future members.”

― Ken Howard

“Real history is far more complex and interesting than the simplistic summaries presented in Wikipedia articles. Knowing this allows you to question received wisdom, to challenge ‘facts’ ‘everybody’ knows to be true, and to imagine worlds and characters worthy of our rich historical heritage and our complex selves.”

― Ken Liu

“I don’t have a specific message for ‘The Grace of Kings’ and the sequels in mind other than wanting to challenge some of the source material I was working from as well as some of the assumptions of epic fantasy.”

― Ken Liu

“The best way to demonstrate the values of a western democracy is you put Osama bin Laden on trial; you challenge what he says.”

― Ken Livingstone

“Making reading an enjoyable activity for children is a challenge. So I ensure that I write in a way that is fun for children to read.”

― Ken Spillman

“Higher educating has so many challenges, and private higher education has a special challenge of ever rising tuition costs.”

― Ken Starr

“It’s just a challenge doing live television every week; you know, it’s a challenge to come up with new material every week and stuff like that and try to keep it current, you know what I mean? Like, it’s just, you know, it’s a kind of a stressful environment.”

― Kenan Thompson

“The biggest single challenge to America and our future is income inequality. We’ve got to fix it.”

― Kenneth Langone

“You want to close the income inequality gap in part? Give us better educated kids out of high school. Give us kids that can challenge and succeed in the challenge with technology. You give us those kinds of kids, and watch the needle move.”

― Kenneth Langone

“If I were ever in a position to appear more for ROH, I would accept nothing less than to be recognized as the best – which would mean having to challenge the top dogs/champions.”

― Kenny Omega

“A rational model of software is to design it quickly – the economic pressure to improvise presents an interesting challenge.”

― Kent Beck

“Changing people’s beliefs and altering behaviors is a very difficult challenge in any setting.”

― Kent Brantly

“The balancing act of motherhood and a career, and being a wife, is something that I don’t think I’ll ever perfect, but I love the challenge of it.”

― Kerri Walsh Jennings

“I think the only value of being in school is that everything you do should be a problem that needs to be solved. Everything should be a challenge.”

― Kerry James Marshall

“I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic.”

― Kevin Bacon

“I’m new to this TV thing, at least as an actor. It’s a challenge. The thing I have to adjust to is the changing directors every week. That’s new for me. I tend to establish with a director – and then two days later, he’s gone.”

― Kevin Bacon

“In my view, the biggest challenge facing this country is that we are not living within our means. Spending cuts can only get us halfway there.”

― Kevin Brady

“Tax reform is the legislative challenge of a generation for America. It hasn’t been accomplished since 1986, when President Reagan and Congress delivered the most sweeping overhaul of our nation’s tax code in American history. 2017 is the year to change that and make history of our own.”

― Kevin Brady

“I guess the biggest challenge to doing any kind of animation voice work is that you only have your voice to tell the story.”

― Kevin Conroy

“To me, Batman is definately Bruce Wayne’s darker side. The challenge is playing it as two separate aspects of the same person. I have to create the illusion of a Dark Knight, who’s mysterious and strong.”

― Kevin Conroy

“Banning plastic bags so that people use paper bags or imported reusable bags that will end up in local landfills soon thereafter is not the only solution to our plastic bag challenge.”

― Kevin de Leon

“That’s kind of what I got in the NBA for. I want to go against superstars that would be a good challenge for me.”

― Kevin Knox

“Coming from documentaries, my biggest challenge was to understand actors’ psychologies. American actors take it all very seriously; British actors don’t enter into all this methody way of doing things.”

― Kevin Macdonald

“The challenge has been, we make policy in the world of politics.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“I was addicted to hacking, more for the intellectual challenge, the curiosity, the seduction of adventure; not for stealing, or causing damage or writing computer viruses.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“I’ve always been into bodybuilding and keeping in shape, and I just challenge myself to see if I can continue to make improvements.”

― Kevin Nash

“There would not be enough talent that’s educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we’ve put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness.”

― Kevin Rollins

“2009 was a tough year, but Australia rose to the challenge of the global financial crisis. It shows what can be done when we all join together and work together, governments of all persuasions state, territory and local; businesses large and small; unions and local communities right across the nation.”

― Kevin Rudd

“I conclude where I began, I was elected by the people of Australia to do a job. I was not elected by the factional leaders of Australia, of the Australian Labor Party to do a job – though they may be seeking to do a job on me, that’s a separate matter. The challenge therefore is to honour the mandate given to me by the Australian people.”

― Kevin Rudd

“A core challenge for Australia is – how do we best prepare ourselves for the Asia Pacific century – to maximise the opportunities, to minimise the threats and to make our own active contribution to making this Asia-Pacific Century peaceful, prosperous and sustainable for us all.”

― Kevin Rudd

“When I came down south, I went to one of the early Wigan Challenge Cup victories at Wembley, and I was totally hooked from then.”

― Kevin Whately

“It’s always in your mind, because that’s the goal – you want to definitely be in the playoffs. But at the same time, it’s not easy to do. It’s no easy task, and the challenge is to go out and try to clinch that, by any means.”

― Khalil Mack

“We need to challenge this assumption that any child who’s alone, who isn’t being directly supervised and observed, is a child in in peril.”

― Kim Brooks

“’Quantum Conundrum’ has a little bit of something for everybody – it’s got something for kids and it’s got enough of a challenge for a hardcore gamer.”

― Kim Swift

“I loved living with my parents – that’s probably why I did it for so long. But it was almost too easy to live there. I had to force myself to get out, had to challenge myself. I had to start a new chapter.”

― King Tuff

“There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.”

― Kingman Brewster, Jr.

“If you think that the distance from the Earth to the nearest planet where we could live comfortably… is being, like, from New York to Australia… what we’ve achieved so far, in going to the moon, that’s about two-and-a-half inches. So that’s the challenge.”

― Kip Thorne

“Every challenge has its own unique problems.”

― Kiran Bedi

“I couldn’t be more excited about doing ‘Kinky Boots’ on Broadway; it’s going to be a delicious challenge!”

― Kirstin Maldonado

“After ‘Pink,’ I wanted to do something that would challenge me further as an actor.”

― Kirti Kulhari

“I’m extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. Scoring titles and stuff like that… it sounds, well, I don’t care how it sounds – to me, scoring comes easy. It’s not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.”

― Kobe Bryant

“I don’t really like simple characters too much; it’s too easy. I like a challenge, and I like characters you connect with on screen.”

― Kodi Smit-McPhee

“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.”

― Kofi Annan

“The tenacious character I’ve possessed since I was a small child propelled me to successfully meet this challenge, and I was able to safely gain acceptance to the university of my choice.”

― Koichi Tanaka

“I don’t always match up with guys like Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum, but when I do, those guys are a challenge. Dwight, for example, is quick, explosive, and strong all in one.”

― Kris Humphries

“For federal races, being able to carefully navigate the Trump Era is a significant challenge.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“I believe the biggest challenge is just getting the courage to try something different or new. Try to forget the stereotype in your mind. Yoga is for everyone – children, athletes, moms, dads, accountants, truck drivers, even country stars.”

― Kristian Bush

“Parents walk a fine line between discipline and grace – values have to hold even when circumstances change or call for compromise or compassion. It’s the ultimate challenge to be both firm and fluid, soft and strong, yielding yet rock solid.”

― Kristin Armstrong

“Even if I do get stereotyped, I would like to think that it is more of a challenge because if you are given one character and asked to play in 10 different ways, it says more about me as an actor.”

― Kriti Kharbanda

“The challenge is when you’re offered similar roles, and you have to play them differently. I don’t want people to say, ‘She performs similarly in every film. There is no versatility.’”

― Kriti Kharbanda

“I’m sort of missing that part of my brain where I look at anything as a challenge. I always have.”

― Krysten Ritter

“I am not afraid of Putin, so I go and challenge him on the elections.”

― Ksenia Sobchak

“The world is getting smaller. And people are bumping up against people from different parts of the world with very different points of view. The challenge of our time is going to be, how do you allow other points of view to exist within what you traditionally see as your world?”

― Kumail Nanjiani

“Being a conglomerate, each of our businesses has a different challenge; business landscape is different for each business. It makes it challenging as well as exciting.”

― Kumar Mangalam Birla

“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.”

― Kurt Cobain

“I’m a guy desperately in need of buffers. I have big feelings, big reactions, big emotions. All the things that serve me as an artist, but challenge me as a socially-responsible human being.”

― Kurt Sutter

“I’d be walking off the court thinking I didn’t put everything out there, which was the last thing I wanted, so I just went out there and focused on my game, and it worked out great. It’s nice to know I can play at that level, but to do it week in, week out is a different challenge, and I want to be able to do that.”

― Kyle Edmund

“I like to challenge myself not to be negative, because it’s easy to take comedy to a negative place and criticize the outside world. Trying to praise something through comedy or be appreciative and making jokes about it is more challenging than cutting things down.”

― Kyle Kinane

“Every day’s a challenge. You learn every single day.”

― Kyle Kuzma

“Raising teens is a challenge – that’s for sure.”

― Kyle Richards

“Cooking for my son is a challenge. I have to feed him right. He can’t eat French fries and candy every day.”

― Kym Whitley

“It is a challenge trying not to give in to pleasing other people.”

― Kym Whitley

“The real challenge that we face in our communications with others is to condition our hearts to have Christlike feelings for all of Heavenly Father’s children. When we develop this concern for the condition of others, we then will communicate with them as the Savior would.”

― L. Lionel Kendrick

“There’s so many other things I want to do. I don’t want to do them to be different or just for a challenge, but because my heart and soul tell me to.”

― La India

“The biggest challenge for me has been in coping with my perfectionism. I have a stiflingly hard time moving forward in a project if it’s not ‘just right’ all along the way. The trap I so easily fall into is rewriting and rewriting the same scenes over and over to make them perfect, instead of continuing on into the wild unknown of the story.”

― Laini Taylor

“I want to challenge myself as an actor.”

― Lamorne Morris

“I was always drawn to the more physical style of dancing. That is why I breakdance. I love the challenge. The adrenaline rush is there with that.”

― Lana

“I’ve always loved a challenge.”

― Lana Turner

“I liked ‘Scream of the Banshee’ because it was a real challenge. I thought, ‘How am I going to pull off this character?’ But, I also thought, ‘Oh, man, I’m going to go for it.’ He’s got all the defects of character that an actor loves to play. So, I had a really great time.”

― Lance Henriksen

“That’s a part that’s always a challenge for athletes: trying to keep the passion alive while knowing it’s still your job. There’s no question that at some point, probably sooner rather than later, I’ll be pretty burned out. And when that time comes, then I’ll take a step back and take a look at it and see if I want to keep going.”

― Landon Donovan

“I love challenges, and I believe that the challenge of quality cinema should not be underestimated as an important part of the Italian cultural offer.”

― Lapo Elkann

“It’s a challenge to do satire when the thing you’re satirizing is almost beyond satire, but I think that’s a challenge for everybody.”

― Larry Wilmore

“Like anything else, acting can become boring – a chore, really – if there isn’t any challenge. And I like taking challenges. Just when people think they have me figured out, I like to surprise them.”

― Laura Dern

“Everything’s cyclical. Having been raised by actors, I watched their careers, and the challenge is to take time off.”

― Laura Dern

“All I can start with is what moves me and feels like a great challenge as an actor and I think is saying something unusual or irreverent or human – honest in some way.”

― Laura Dern

“You have to relish the challenge of television.”

― Laura Linney

“Teaching was my first job after leaving university. It was a challenge, but I enjoyed it. Some of the kids were disruptive, but I could deal with it because I was only 24 at the time, and my own school memories were still fresh.”

― Laura Mvula

“Fear has been a big battle, it runs rampant in my sport so I love to overcome that, to challenge it head on, because there is nothing that feels as accomplished as overcoming a fear, and something that has blocked you in such a big way.”

― Laura Wilkinson

“I think there’s nothing that can drive you more than a huge dream or a huge challenge.”

― Laura Wilkinson

“I think age is neither an asset nor challenge; it all depends on how you present yourself. Age is sort of irrelevant.”

― Lauren Bush

“I like a challenge. I get such a sense of satisfaction when I push myself beyond what I thought I could do.”

― Lauren Cohan

“I love co-writing. That whole process is a challenge in that good writers are pushing you.”

― Lauren Daigle

“With ‘Delirium,’ I had to spend time thinking about the political, social and religious structure of a different world. But it was a fun challenge.”

― Lauren Oliver

“Producing is figuring out how to make each character have a distinct voice, how to make the story twist and turn – that’s the biggest challenge.”

― Lauren Shuler Donner

“In these times, the hardest task for social or political activists is to find a way to get people to wonder again about what we all believe is true. The challenge is to sow doubt.”

― Lawrence Lessig

“I think I will always be performing; I don’t think I can take that away. Because I really just enjoy it. I like getting up to sing; I like the challenge of learning new material and singing it in front of an audience.”

― Lea Salonga

“Since I’m so slow, I have to be fairly choosy about the projects I take on, and it can’t be something that I’m only ‘sort of’ into. I knew that ‘The Stand’ would be an amazing challenge every month that would be a blast to illustrate.”

― Lee Bermejo

“I lead a very active lifestyle. When I am not working, I enjoy snowboarding in winter. I golf and swim in the summer months. However, trying to find the time to exercise when I am traveling is quite a challenge. I find myself working out at hotel gyms quite regularly – just so that I can keep up with my training.”

― Lee Byung-hun

“The challenge in fiction is to write a terrific story. The challenge in journalism is to communicate solid, objective information. The challenge in creative non-fiction is to do it both and to do it well.”

― Lee Gutkind

“My generation of playwrights have grown up writing for studio theatres, and so the task of writing for more than ten or so actors is a huge challenge. Logistically, it’s like doing an enormous Sudoku. Making sure everyone is in the right place at the right time in the right order instantly sends me into a cold sweat.”

― Lee Hall

“So it’s like starting over again, but I look forward to the challenge.”

― Lee Majors

“Signing to a major label was an experiment for us. It was a challenge: working in a big studio with a producer was a challenge in a lot of ways. It all shaped what the band went on to become through the ’90s. After we made ‘Goo,’ we went out and toured with Neil Young in ice hockey arenas for three months, and that was the same kind of thing.”

― Lee Ranaldo

“Challenge yourself, its fine not to be a totally finished person.”

― Leigh Steinberg

“Established actors will challenge you if they don’t agree with the way you are taking it, and you have to argue it. But with a younger cast, they are more likely to wonder whether what they are doing is okay instead of trying to second guess the director. That helps push you.”

― Lenny Abrahamson

“Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.”

― Leo Buscaglia

“The biggest technical challenge to sending astronauts on farther and longer missions is biomedical: How do we keep them healthy?”

― Leroy Chiao

“Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.”

― Les Baxter

“On ‘Sullivan,’ you sang live. Not only that, you sang with a 40-piece band. So you had instruments that weren’t even on the original record! So this was when the rubber met the road – when you had to really learn how to perform. And it was for 10 or 12 million people. So that was a challenge.”

― Lesley Gore

“I’ll co-host ‘TODAY’ from Los Angeles Saturday morning and then make my way up to Merced for that evening’s graduation ceremony. I’m still touching up my remarks, but my challenge to the Class of 2010 will be to break through the deafening and too often negative echo chamber of the digital era and become critical and independent thinkers.”

― Lester Holt

“I’m a morning person, so rising at 4-something on weekends is not a huge challenge for me. I am not, however, much of a morning eater – not at that hour, at least.”

― Lester Holt

“Climate change is the Everest of all problems, the thorniest challenge facing humankind.”

― Lewis Gordon Pugh

“Normally I don’t race other people; I challenge the environment and my own limitations.”

― Lewis Gordon Pugh

“Staying consistent with positive habits can be a challenge.”

― Lewis Howes

“China is committed to work with other countries for a solution to the global challenge of energy and resources.”

― Li Keqiang

“It’s really kind of a challenge to keep coordinated with the two station crews that we’ll be interacting with. And of course one of them launched quite some time before our mission.”

― Linda M. Godwin

“Trying to act cold is a challenge when your makeup’s running and sweat is pouring down your neck.”

― Linus Roache

“I always like to challenge myself. I never want to be put into a box.”

― Lionel Richie

“People who dismiss science in favor of religion sometimes confuse the challenge of rigorously understanding the world with a deliberate intellectual exclusion that leads them to mistrust scientists and, to their detriment, what they discover.”

― Lisa Randall

“Some men are afraid of women who challenge them and demand respect and answers. That’s who I am and will always be.”

― LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

“I think every time you go to do something, it’s a challenge. Somebody said to me, ‘You’ve done it all. If you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ I said, ‘I’d do everything I did better.’”

― Liza Minnelli

“I will continue to work in Washington to oppose any efforts to expand drilling off our Coasts and to challenge my colleagues to adopt responsible energy policies.”

― Lois Capps

“A North Korea that has the capability to use a nuclear weapon that can reach an American city or those of an ally poses a grave challenge as the U.S. seeks to preserve peace and stability in the region.”

― Lois Frankel

“Look, there’s no question that we have a challenge with gun violence. But there’s a lot more nuanced parts of that narrative, and that’s the part that I think that we have to make sure that we emphasize along with all the great things that are going on in Chicago, particularly in our neighborhoods.”

― Lori Lightfoot

“When I started, I was a striker for the first few months. Our goalkeeper didn’t show up once, and the team was asked who wanted to fill in for him. No-one really wanted to, but I thought it would be an interesting challenge, so I agreed to do it.”

― Loris Karius

“If you’re successful in what you do over a period of time, you’ll start approaching records, but that’s not what you’re playing for. You’re playing to challenge and be challenged.”

― Lou Brock

“You can’t be afraid to make errors! You can’t be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it.”

― Lou Brock

“I love to win; but I love to lose almost as much. I love the thrill of victory, and I also love the challenge of defeat.”

― Lou Gehrig

“How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.”

― Lou Holtz

“Music should come crashing out of your speakers and grab you, and the lyrics should challenge whatever preconceived notions that listener has.”

― Lou Reed

“Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another.”

― Louis Farrakhan

“I only have three scenes and each is a turn and she gets progressively drunker. It’s all terribly funny and its main challenge is that it’s so far away from what I usually do.”

― Louise Jameson

“What I enjoy doing is challenging stereotypes of what people believe a Tory must be. You don’t have to say every Tory is in it for themselves – it’s pathetic caricaturing that has no place in the 21st century, and if we can challenge that stereotype, then great.”

― Louise Mensch

“Challenge America grants go to the towns and hamlets of this sprawling country, where big touring companies will rarely go, and major actors, actresses, writers and artists may never appear in person.”

― Louise Slaughter

“For England, I play centre-half. I enjoy it. You face all the best strikers in the world. I enjoy the challenge.”

― Lucy Bronze

“I just want to challenge myself all the time.”

― Lucy Bronze

“I stay somewhere for a couple of years and then think, ‘What next?’ I find it easier to challenge myself by going to different clubs, environments, and playing with different players.”

― Lucy Bronze

“We live at the edge of the world, so we live on the edge. Kiwis will always sacrifice money and security for adventure and challenge.”

― Lucy Lawless

“Performing on Broadway is an honor and a challenge for any artist.”

― Luis Fonsi

“My challenge is to win titles and trophies with Real Madrid.”

― Luka Modric

“Voices are always a challenge. I always have to work at each accent I do.”

― Luke Evans

“No one is arguing that the entire Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Section 2 is the most important part of the act. It gives people the right to challenge discriminatory laws in court. It applies to the entire nation. It is constitutional, and it will continue to protect all Americans.”

― Luther Strange

“If we don’t challenge each other to use our platforms for better than our niches or what our quote-unquote brand is, what are we doing as influencers? If we can’t activate our audiences at the times it’s important or needed, then what do we have these platforms for?”

― Luvvie Ajayi

“If elephants didn’t exist, you couldn’t invent one. They belong to a small group of living things so unlikely they challenge credulity and common sense.”

― Lyall Watson

“It took me about 12 years to reach my million-word mark. The challenge now is to continue to challenge myself.”

― Lynn Abbey

“The biggest challenge for a leader is harnessing the rapid pace of change in technology, as that is going to impact every industry and every organization.”

― Lynne Doughtie

“My favorite thing in the world is a quiz show, ‘University Challenge,’ so you can see what kind of sad person I am.”

― Lynne Truss

“Brock Lesnar is a big challenge for me because he’s a big guy: very, very strong, very, very powerful, very, very fast. I like the challenge. Brock Lesnar, for me, would be a very good fight.”

― Lyoto Machida

“I always go there to put on a fight knowing that my opponent is well prepared and will do his best. That’s the challenge that motivates me.”

― Lyoto Machida

“I’m a fan of Fedor, have been a fan since he was in PRIDE, a great champion, and since I like to challenge myself, new challenges, that was one of the offers that came with my move to Bellator. Of course fighting Fedor would be an honor, a dream.”

― Lyoto Machida

“I placed my new novel, ‘The Book of Lost Fragrances’, in Paris, knowing it would be a challenge. But the book belonged in the city that is one of the greatest perfume capitals of the world and has been since for more than three centuries.”

― M. J. Rose

“Even the government understands that the environmental challenge is so big that no single agency can handle it. It needs collaboration among all the stakeholders – companies, governments, NGOs and the public. Public accountability will be the ultimate driving force.”

― Ma Jun

“Increased sympathy for an Islamist cause, lack of integration, and the absence of acceptance of Muslims into British society makes it harder for Muslims to challenge Islamism and tough for non-Muslims to understand it.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“When it’s my show, I know that everybody is there to see me – but I like a challenge, and I like the fact that at festivals not everybody is there to see me, but I have the chance to convert people.”

― Mabel

“The challenge we have in the war on terrorism is looking around for those pieces that matter and trying to fit them together.”

― Mac Thornberry

“I’m getting rid of this idea that you want people to like you. I’m making decisions on what feels right to me. To act in a more carnal way. That’s my challenge.”

― Mackenzie Davis

“It’s a great challenge to get to play a real-life character. Every actor would love to get a chance, at least once in his life, to play a real-life character.”

― Madhur Mittal

“I’m not looking for a challenge, necessarily. I’m looking to make a really great film.”

― Mads Mikkelsen

“The biggest challenge we all face is to learn about ourselves and to understand our strengths and weaknesses. We need to utilize our strengths, but not so much that we don’t work on our weaknesses.”

― Mae Jemison

“I don’t see that many movies lately that are actually about something, that are trying to challenge something about the way that people interact.”

― Maggie Gyllenhaal

“We’ve always made progress by understanding what the next great challenge is.”

― Maggie Hassan

“I’m not a wushu champion. I was an athlete when I was a kid. I was a swimmer and a runner, but all this action stuff is such a challenge. It really, really is.”

― Maggie Q

“I think that whenever a book is not a challenge, I’m telling the wrong story.”

― Maggie Stiefvater

“I’m working on a movie called ‘Labor Day’ with Kate Winslet while still balancing kite boarding. Being an actress and an athlete is a challenge, but I’m excited to see what happens.”

― Maika Monroe

“If you try to kill yourself for a role on the TV show, you’ll succeed. It’s too long, it’s too much. So, it’s tough, but the challenge is a good thing.”

― Majandra Delfino

“Education technology is very important because we have a massive challenge in public schools.”

― Major Owens

“Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week, giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians.”

― Malcolm Fraser

“In cross-country skiing, athletes propel themselves over distances of ten and twenty miles – a physical challenge that places intense demands on the ability of their red blood cells to deliver oxygen to their muscles.”

― Malcolm Gladwell

“I just love a challenge, and always have, and will do anything to make it interesting. I’ll try anything, really, as long as it’s a challenge and you can have some fun doing it.”

― Malcolm McDowell

“AIDS is the biggest challenge, the major disaster facing this country and we would have wished for something more specific and far-reaching.”

― Mangosuthu Buthelezi

“Together with international unity and resolve we can meet the challenge of this global scourge and work to bring about an international law of zero tolerance for terrorism.”

― Manmohan Singh

“I am a known actor who wants to challenge himself in difficult roles. I am not a star but an actor, so I am always looking for strong scripts and strong roles.”

― Manoj Bajpayee

“For me, portraying a character is not about liking or disliking it; it’s about meeting a challenge that’s thrown at you.”

― Manoj Bajpayee

“The biggest challenge is always the governments – they try to stop all good things. I try to stay away from them as much as I can, as I know if someone can destroy something good, it’s the government.”

― Manoj Bhargava

“First of all, every new company today is being built in the face of massive economic headwinds, making the challenge far greater than it was in the relatively benign ’90s.”

― Marc Andreessen

“I feel like every time I take on a movie, it’s important that the possibility of failure exists, and of the unknown, because it’s a challenge to do something I haven’t done before and something I have to try to work out.”

― Marc Forster

“It is a challenge to have your launch date slip continuously.”

― Marc Garneau

“It’s sometimes said that I’m rebellious and I do things to push people’s buttons, but I just like the challenge.”

― Marc Jacobs

“I think it’s important to have scaling challenge because there are players who I feel play ‘Dragon Age’ for the wonder, story and exploration but wouldn’t enjoy getting their butts handed to them. We do still have easy mode – it’s not a pure story mode in that there’s zero combat, but it’s not super-challenging.”

― Marc Laidlaw

“We have to remember that Dr. King was not an idle dreamer. Dr. King was a man of action. If Dr. King were here, he would challenge us and exhort us.”

― Marc Morial

“In any adaptation, the challenge is to take the essence of the original source of the material, be faithful to it to a point, but to also recognize that you’re telling a story in a very different medium. It has to exist on its own, and it has to offer something unique to that experience.”

― Marc Platt

“Sometimes in film and television, I don’t have the opportunity to play roles that really stretch and challenge me.”

― Marcia Gay Harden

“I challenge the Republican nominees and all Republicans to not just be the anti-illegal immigration party. That’s not who we are and that’s not who we should be we should be the pro-legal immigration party.”

― Marco Rubio

“While Ebola’s deadly reach has proven to be a complex and unique international challenge, the many uncertainties surrounding this virus continue to threaten U.S. national security.”

― Marco Rubio

“The biggest and most interesting challenge is to bring Elsa Schiaparelli’s legacy to the present and the future. She had an exceptional, incredible, and intelligent approach; she was ahead of her times.”

― Marco Zanini

“I challenge all of you to fight for this country.”

― Marcus Luttrell

“Texas is really special in that we have our own music scene, our own music chart. It’s almost a genre on its own. It feels like you can make a great living just touring the state because it’s so big, but eventually, I wanted a new challenge.”

― Maren Morris

“Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.”

― Margaret Sanger

“That’s really what was wonderful for me growing up, since I got to know so many of the songwriters who liked me and thought I had talent. They would then tell me how to read a lyric and sing a song, and challenge me to try and find a different end to a song.”

― Margaret Whiting

“It’s hard to make something collaboratively. That’s the challenge. Sometimes you’re successful.”

― Marguerite Moreau

“Some of my friends and family have tried to challenge me to do jokes that aren’t as self-deprecating, where I genuinely express my own opinion in my own voice.”

― Maria Bamford

“It was not easy to get to where I am. My challenge is to learn to deal with the jokes that are common among men that I heard and continue to hear sometimes among men.”

― Maria das Gracas Silva Foster

“The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“It never occurred to me that I was not going to challenge segregation.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“Translating any insights I have for strangers’ lives into positive action in my own has proved a challenge. While I’ve learned a lot about what everyone else is thinking, I fail miserably to use such knowledge in my private relationships.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“In times of uncertainty, employees crave clarity. As a leader, you won’t always have all of the answers – no one expects you to – so you must be open to listening and learning from others. Once you understand a particular challenge and outline the options, you have to be confident in making bold and optimistic decisions.”

― Marillyn Hewson

“A self-defined challenge is an irresistible teacher.”

― Marilyn Ferguson

“Perhaps first and foremost is the challenge of taking what I find as a reader and making it into a poem that, primarily, has to be a plausible poem in English.”

― Marilyn Hacker

“I criticized the whole American songwriting industry and the pop side of it and I was bitter about it. And I stepped back and thought ‘Why are you bitter? You can’t just stand there like every other indie musician and criticize this so-called ‘generic’ music when you’re not doing anything to challenge that.’”

― Marina and the Diamonds

“I don’t just want to sing about simplistic things all the time. It’s good to have a mix of songs that have a real depth, and that provoke and challenge people, and then songs that are fun and people can enjoy.”

― Marina and the Diamonds

“The biggest challenge to me is always technique.”

― Marion Cotillard

“I believe writers need to be chameleons, or like Meryl Streep, who can play all sorts of characters. A good writer should be able to cross gender lines and people of all social classes. So for me, writing from a male point of view would be a great challenge, that I would look forward to taking on.”

― Marisha Pessl

“Being in a new city with a toddler can be a bit of a challenge.”

― Marisol Nichols

“When I came to Yahoo! in 2012, I came because I really wanted to work hard. I thought it was a great challenge.”

― Marissa Mayer

“I don’t think there’s any question that the UFL or any other league that wants to challenge the NFL can have an impact. The demand for professional football is off the charts.”

― Mark Cuban

“Much as soldiers come back, they’ve been in combat or the edge of it and suddenly that adjustment back to civilian life is a real challenge.”

― Mark Dayton

“The biggest challenge is clearly China, in the years 2035 and beyond. I mean, the size of the country, its economy, and everything – they’re – it is a big strategic competitor for the entire Department of Defense and country.”

― Mark Esper

“The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did the last time. We’re coming back with season three of ‘Twin Peaks’ after a 25-year absence.”

― Mark Frost

“After ‘The Hobbit,’ I have no idea if things will change. I suspect if I still want to act I will have to put in the hard yards, not rest on my laurels. A lot of it is right place, right time, but I enjoy the challenge, constantly refining my craft, not taking it too seriously but never taking it for granted.”

― Mark Hadlow

“I challenge anybody to go through their career and not have a failure as a talent.”

― Mark Henry

“It’s a real challenge to complete a story arc and end up with a cool punchline in 120 characters.”

― Mark Hoppus

“Unless we rise to the challenge, instead of American youth being able to live the American dream, the Chinese will fulfill their dream of overtaking America.”

― Mark Kennedy

“The biggest challenge I have with Washingtonians is they think Illinois is exclusively a Democratic state.”

― Mark Kirk

“Politics only makes the difficult challenge of marriage even harder, with the demands of the job and the public spotlight it casts on a union.”

― Mark McKinnon

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

― Mark-Paul Gosselaar

“About every other week, I sit down with all of our new Zynga hires and I talk to them for about 90 minutes, have an open Q&A. There is no formal presentation. I talk about our values, where they came from and why they are so important, and I ask them to challenge those values.”

― Mark Pincus

“You can’t please everyone, but I’ve always felt you cannot ultimately lose if you give everything you try 110%. You’ll always learn something useful, even from a failure, that can be applied to the next challenge or project.”

― Mark Ryan

“Some girls go for bad boys because they like the challenge of changing them – which is usually unrealistic.”

― Mark Salling

“I love the challenge of taking established, iconic comics characters and showing readers why they remain contemporary.”

― Mark Waid

“Our biggest challenge is to eliminate the popular perception that economists don’t have anything useful to say.”

― Mark Zandi

“I like to win my challenge. That’s English football as well, but I am not a dirty player.”

― Marouane Fellaini

“There are many good players in England who are very good in the air. When you’re up against Nemanja Vidic or Vincent Kompany, it’s a real challenge.”

― Marouane Fellaini

“Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you.”

― Marsha Sinetar

“When I see something messed up, I’m going to challenge it.”

― Martha McSally

“It’s a great challenge to come from little New Zealand and beat the odds in Hollywood.”

― Martin Henderson

“While the West has enjoyed overwhelming global power, its moral preachings have been legitimised, and in effect enforced, by that power. But as that power begins to ebb, then the morality of its actions will be the subject of growing scrutiny and challenge.”

― Martin Jacques

“I’ve spent a lot of time playing roles that didn’t really challenge me. I suppose every actor feels that way.”

― Martin Landau

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We have to wrap this imperative of addressing climate change in a prosperity framework, and secondly we have to do a much better job of putting forward an American jobs agenda that’s a match for the climate challenge.”

― Martin O’Malley

“Filming is always a challenge because I’m not used to it. But I approach it head-on. I’m not technically brilliant, but it’s the spirit that counts.”

― Martin Parr

“The challenge of global warming should stimulate a whole raft of manifestly benign innovations – for conserving energy and generating it by ‘clean’ means (biofuels, innovative renewables, carbon sequestration, and nuclear fusion).”

― Martin Rees

“The ‘clean energy’ challenge deserves a commitment akin to the Manhattan project or the Apollo moon landing.”

― Martin Rees

“We can trace things back to the earlier stages of the Big Bang, but we still don’t know what banged and why it banged. That’s a challenge for 21st-century science.”

― Martin Rees

“I’ve never done an improvised movie as a fictitious character. I think that’s the challenge.”

― Martin Short

“I don’t know quite how a story develops in my head. It is a bit chaotic. If I am working on a series, one of the main characters at least is already in existence as well as some setting and minor characters. Finding the other main character can be a challenge. Sometimes this character already exists in a minor role in another book.”

― Mary Balogh

“But as an actor you do want to challenge yourself and step outside what you have done in the past and that what I like to do, I like to jump around and try different things and stretch myself.”

― Mary Elizabeth Winstead

“With ballet, you’re really focused on the inner thigh and butt and just lifting and lengthening everything, including your arms. You’re not using weights, but holding up the weight of your own arms is a challenge.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“I think being in the right mindset is a huge challenge for women, who often take an all-or-nothing approach to working out or eating well.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“The really cool challenge of ’24’ was learning on camera how to be a dramatic actress. The biggest difficulty was the industry side of things. I was very lucky that I had Joel Surnow, one of the creators of ’24,’ in my corner. Early on, the Fox executives couldn’t believe that I was on the show.”

― Mary Lynn Rajskub

“Most women get pregnant and even though it’s a challenge physically and uncomfortable, they generally wanted to be pregnant.”

― Mary McCormack

“The challenge is to keep up with all the new poets at the same time I love the old ones.”

― Mary Oliver

“That image of the countryside being a threatening place still exists. People continue to resist the challenge of learning about aspects of life they don’t understand.”

― Mary Wesley

“The challenge of directing and interviewing helped me with confidence, and I learnt so much. If I hadn’t had the brain hemorrhage, I might never have done it.”

― Maryam D’Abo

“I am an educator and neuroscientist who studies how the brain learns to read and what happens when a young brain can’t learn to read easily, as in the childhood learning challenge, developmental dyslexia.”

― Maryanne Wolf

“Playing a superhero was an acting challenge for me. It was fun.”

― Masi Oka

“Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.”

― Mason Cooley

“You can try to challenge everything… but not age!”

― Massimiliano Allegri

“I don’t think it’s a bad thing to go out there and challenge yourself as an actor.”

― Matt Bomer

“The federal government needs a strategic approach that includes strong leadership and the ability to manage weather related risks. The challenge of developing such an approach is complex: It must not only encompass all levels of government but must also be developed in a bipartisan manner.”

― Matt Cartwright

“A fascinating challenge facing today’s environmental movement is how to best approach the reversal of past decisions that altered once-pristine environmental spaces for the sake of urgent man-made needs.”

― Matt Gonzalez

“Writing can be fun. I think the challenge is to convey interesting things in accessible ways, and that’s what I aim to do in books.”

― Matt Haig

“To know you’re truly alive in wrestling, you have to constantly challenge yourself. You constantly have to do things that you’re unsure you can do.”

― Matt Hardy

“To have the canvas of something like an Impact Wrestling, something that had TV and be able to be a creative input guy and come up with stuff, I would love to, and I would be up for that challenge.”

― Matt Hardy

“When you work so much in between starts, you realize how long the season is. It’s exciting to look at and be a part of, obviously. It’s almost like a challenge, to see how, from start to start, things may feel a little differently.”

― Matt Harvey

“I like to challenge myself. There are not many guys on tour who can give me a challenge in Ping-Pong. So I’ll throw some points to see if I can come back.”

― Matt Kuchar

“It’s a challenge each and every day to just be the best that you can be at your craft.”

― Matt LaFleur

“I love everything about being a quarterback. The ball is in your hand at every play. You can have a huge impact on the game. It is a challenge.”

― Matt LaFleur

“We need to recognize our agreements and disagreements with whomever is chosen as president, but we can’t continue to just stall out in Washington just because it’s not who I voted for. We have still an obligation and duty to challenge and to work through.”

― Matt Mead

“The biggest challenge for open source is that as it enters the consumer market, as projects like WordPress and Firefox have done, you have to create a user experience that is on par or better than the proprietary alternatives.”

― Matt Mullenweg

“Why would I be willing to challenge my Republican leadership? Because my allegiance will always be to the Constitution and the American people first and foremost, not to my political party.”

― Matt Salmon

“I love the challenge of taking these really complicated subjects and trying to humanise them.”

― Matthew Heineman

“The challenge for me as an actor is if you become a celebrity, you don’t meet strangers anymore. And strangers are where we have our anonymity. And I believe it’s essential for the soul to be anonymous, especially if you’re going to be an actor.”

― Matthew McConaughey

“As new technology emerges as the greatest challenge to novels since the advent of film, it may be that the fragmentation of storytelling into installments key to Dickens’s era will be recreated in some way.”

― Matthew Pearl

“That’s the challenge as a songwriter is that there’s only so many things people want to hear about, and relationships is just one of those things.”

― Matthew Ramsey

“I’m someone who likes new things, likes change. But I also like challenges. I was a little bit of a prisoner to my challenge each time.”

― Mauricio Pochettino

“I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.”

― Maurizio Sarri

“I don’t know which way I’m going. My next CD might be country, might be Dylan, might be Mick Jagger. I don’t know. I love a challenge.”

― Mavis Staples

“I know that I’m not the easiest person to live with. The challenge I put on myself is so great that the person I live with feels himself challenged. I bring a lot to bear, and I don’t know how not to.”

― Maya Angelou

“I think writing in a group, even though it can be a challenge – you have to be on your toes all the time – is the way the best comedy gets written. It’s very, very collaborative. A lot of comedy writers are definitely introverted nerds.”

― Megan Amram

“The point of essays is the point of writing anything. It’s not to tell people what they already think or to give them more of what they already believe; it’s to challenge people, and it’s to suggest alternate ways of thinking about things.”

― Meghan Daum

“It was a challenge for me to do a plot because I’d been an essayist and a journalist. I had to be vigilant about moving things along and being entertaining.”

― Meghan Daum

“I really think it would be cowardly to pull back and not challenge the status quo, when the status quo may not be the right way for the field to go.”

― Mehmet Oz

“People can now get to see anything they want, in any shape or form, anywhere, on laptop, iPad or ‘phone. What’s not controllable, though, is the live element. So there’s still a real thrill for TV viewers in watching actors pulling it all together and performing live, and a real challenge for the actors.”

― Mel Giedroyc

“Even when I’m reading a script where I’m supposed to be looking at the lead role, I’ll find myself gravitating toward some small weirdo in a few scenes instead. I’m very instinctive like that and I love the challenge of not having a lot of time to create someone who feels real.”

― Melanie Lynskey

“Everyone is given one gift, a reason for being, and it’s our obligation to do something with it. Obviously, it’s a challenge – but if you’re not taking the bull by the horns, I have no patience for you. You’re just taking up space.”

― Melissa Rosenberg

“Much of the time, the things we feel guilty about are not our issues. Another person behaves inappropriately or in some way violates our boundaries. We challenge the behavior, and the person gets angry and defensive. Then we feel guilty.”

― Melody Beattie

“I don’t usually think of my writing as a ‘challenge’ because I enjoy the process so much. I suppose that’s what’s helped me to avoid ‘writer’s block’ all these years.”

― Melody Carlson

“I wanted ‘The South Bank Show’ to reflect my own life and that of the team around me; to stretch the accepted boundaries and challenge the accepted hierarchies of the arts; to include pop music as well as classical music, television drama as well as theatre drama, and high-definition performers in comedy.”

― Melvyn Bragg

“Pat Buchanan’s challenge to George H.W. Bush in 1992 helped elect Democrat Jimmy Carter.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“I’m not afraid to improve myself spiritually, emotionally, economically. I’m not afraid to take on that challenge.”

― Metta World Peace

“I like to do projects that challenge me, and hopefully in turn challenge the audience, or open your eyes to something you’re not aware of.”

― Mia Wasikowska

“As a naturally reserved and quiet person, it’s definitely a challenge being thrust into this atmosphere of celebrity and everything that comes along with that. Some parts I’m resisting more than others but can’t for much longer, so I’m just trying to find a way to make sense of it all.”

― Michael B. Jordan

“Health care is much the same – the status quo is, by all measures, failing far too many people – and we must not shrink from the challenge.”

― Michael Bennet

“I’ve got the greatest job in the world. There’s no other job in government where cause and effect is so tightly coupled where you can make a difference every day in so many different ways and in so many different people’s lives. It’s a great challenge.”

― Michael Bloomberg

“I take a real interest in the possibilities of teaching – including the practice of bringing creative writing, and serious reading, into the classroom. I am persuaded that since language is alive, much of the challenge has already been met by the poets and novelists we read.”

― Michael Cadnum

“It’s very exciting to take magic into a new direction, whereas a lot of times magic comes from a place of sort of ego, like, ‘Look what I can do that you can’t do.’ It kind of comes across that way a lot, and you’re always trying to challenge the magician; you’re always trying to figure out how the magician is doing it.”

― Michael Carbonaro

“But that’s something I enjoyed. That’s the game, the challenge, trying to think ‘what am I am aiming to do here? Where do I want to pass the ball? What area do I want to get it in?’ Then it’s instinct… but that’s just me, that’s how I was made, that’s my make-up.”

― Michael Carrick

“That’s what really seems to be the more difficult aspect – to have the men break through and challenge the best players in the world.”

― Michael Chang

“If your work isn’t exciting, doesn’t stir the emotions, where’s the challenge? Where’s the progress if you always play it safe?”

― Michael Douglas

“For me, it was a big challenge in playing an android that was almost human.”

― Michael Ealy

“Early college high schools in North Carolina and across the country show us that challenge – not remediation – is an approach to education that works.”

― Michael F. Easley

“To be a part of a championship team, I’m excited… This is the closest I’ve ever been to a championship. I’m looking forward to the challenge of helping this team repeat.”

― Michael Finley

“The challenge of any business owner is not only to keep the saw sharp, but also to know if you even have a need for such a tool.”

― Michael Gerber

“Children in dysfunctional homes at risk of abuse are kept in danger for too long because politically correct rules mean we won’t challenge unfit parents.”

― Michael Gove

“When the intelligence is making a policymaker too happy, he ought to challenge it, and even if he doesn’t, the intelligence briefer needs to launch a red team against his own conclusions to see if he can hold his ground.”

― Michael Hayden

“So what I say about Tracy is this: Tracy’s big challenge is not having a Parkinson’s patient for a husband. It’s having me for a husband. I happen to be a Parkinson’s patient.”

― Michael J. Fox

“I find as long as I acknowledge the truth of something, then that’s it. I know what it is and then I can operate. But if I overestimate the downside of something or the challenge of something and I get too obsessed about the difficulty of it, then I don’t leave enough room to be open to the upside, the possibility.”

― Michael J. Fox

“My challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, dissect their games, and show them maybe that they needed to learn more about the game than just the money aspect.”

― Michael Jordan

“Playing sick. That is so hard to do. It has to be a total mental challenge, as well as the physical challenge.”

― Michael Jordan

“It’s absolutely wrong that I don’t want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren’t in the room.”

― Michael Jordan

“This same habitual blindness to spiritual, substantive dimensions of every significant challenge continues to handicap Hollywood.”

― Michael Medved

“We are vulnerable in the military and in our governments, but I think we’re most vulnerable to cyber attacks commercially. This challenge is going to significantly increase. It’s not going to go away.”

― Michael Mullen

“I don’t have a favorite photo. As a photographer, I have attachments to each image. Not the one photo: the experience of getting the photos is the challenge or the thing.”

― Michael Muller

“I try not to repeat a story. I try not to repeat an emotion. I want it to be all sort of new for the viewers and to challenge myself as a writer, so there’s always pressure. What else can you come up with?”

― Michael Patrick King

“There are directors who, their direction is high, but then when you challenge it, it crumbles. They can’t back up what they’re asking.”

― Michael Pitt

“I love a good meal on a train, and if I’m travelling on a discount ticket, the challenge is to eat more than the price of the fare.”

― Michael Portillo

“I’ve never presented. The logistics of that is a challenge.”

― Michael Ritchie

“Our covering ministry is Challenge for Christ ministries, and Travel the Road was solely our mission arm, designed to expose people to what missions are, then connect them with agencies that send people out.”

― Michael Scott

“I think it’s always a challenge to adapt a beautiful literary work into a fresh and alive film.”

― Michael Stuhlbarg

“It’s a wonderful acting challenge to tell a story and convey emotion with only your voice.”

― Michael T. Weiss

“I ran the L.A. marathon and really loved the experience. Communal and wild and a gigantic challenge. Finishing that marathon means I can do more than I think. I think.”

― Michael Weatherly

“One thing I can say right off the bat is that creating great editorial is a huge challenge, and you can’t help but go through the process and not appreciate how valuable this skill is, and how much I admire the people who do this every day.”

― Michael Wolf

“I thought ‘The Artist’ was a perfect way to find a good balance. The artistic challenge is obvious because the film is black-and-white and its silent, but I did my best to make the movie accessible and easy to watch. I really don’t want to make elitist movies. I really try hard to work for the audience. Audiences are smart. They get everything.”

― Michel Hazanavicius

“I watched a lot of silent movies. It’s a very specific way of writing, which is more of a challenge than the directing. You have to describe images. It’s easier to shoot them.”

― Michel Hazanavicius

“Many children in the foster care system are often in the midst of a family challenge.”

― Michele Bachmann

“Women’s strength, women’s industry, women’s wisdom are humankind’s greatest untapped resource. The challenge then for U.N. Women is to show our diverse constituencies how this resource can be effectively tapped in ways that benefit us all.”

― Michelle Bachelet

“Self-publishing has been a dubious challenge to traditional publishers, at best.”

― Michelle Dean

“The challenge of ‘Drag Race’ is always the appearance and the challenge. It’s never just the challenge. It’s always the combination.”

― Michelle Visage

“As an actor, you are always looking for roles that will challenge you, and when I came upon Aung San Suu Kyi, it wasn’t just about that but also about stepping into the shoes of someone who means so much to millions of people.”

― Michelle Yeoh

“I suffered from a mild case of postpartum depression after my second child and the physical challenge of maintaining an overnight shift at CBS, a marriage, and two in diapers made the symptoms worse and everyone in the house paid the price.”

― Mika Brzezinski

“A lot of ‘Shonen Jump’ anime, you see a lot of battles, a lot of aggression, and it’s very relatable to players. There’s a hero, and he has to go through a lot of rough training, put his body through the unthinkable so that he can save the world or do his task. His or her challenge is saving the world; our challenge is winning the game.”

― Mike Daniels

“In ‘Dragon Ball,’ the characters have a challenge. They know they have to push their bodies to the limit in their training so they can make sure to defeat their opponent, much like professional football players.”

― Mike Daniels

“I think the biggest challenge over time is that we stay creative and making sure that we continue to launch awesome products that people love.”

― Mike Krieger

“I think success is the biggest challenge you have to handle in the National Football League; that’s something we talk about a lot.”

― Mike McCarthy

“The really big challenge is delivering the social justice agenda in the Belfast Agreement, which hasn’t been delivered.”

― Mike Nesbitt

“All of our intelligence agencies, our Department of Defense, are all working to meet this threat. But it’s a fast moving world; it’s a place where offense is easier than defense, and keeping up with the next innovation in cyber-warfare is an enormous challenge.”

― Mike Pompeo

“GMOs play a central role in meeting the challenge of providing affordable and nutritious food to consumers all over the world.”

― Mike Pompeo

“Illinois and Chicago have shown they can compete on the world stage, and we will continue to answer the challenge.”

― Mike Quigley

“It’s always interesting to challenge yourself to say, ‘Is this the best you can do?’”

― Mike White

“I’m not looking to be the King of Comedy, or the King of Hollywood. I just want to be able to keep making stuff that I’m into and have the opportunity to challenge myself with, wearing different hats.”

― Mike White

“Defending against military-strength malware is a real challenge for the computer security industry. Furthermore, the security industry is not global. It is highly focused in just a handful of countries. The rest of the countries rely on foreign security labs to provide their everyday digital security for them.”

― Mikko Hypponen

“I’d say I’m a front foot defender; I never hesitate to go in for a challenge. You have to get one over your opponent and dominate them.”

― Millie Bright

“It was a village where I come from, obviously a lot smaller than London, so the support was unreal and close by. To come away to a new challenge, a new level, knowing that I was going to have to step up massively – not having those people around me was a test.”

― Millie Bright

“Mediocrity never goes away – but neither, I hope, do those who are willing to challenge it.”

― Milos Forman

“Making films is about having absolute and foolish confidence; the challenge for all of us is to have the heart of a poet and the skin of an elephant.”

― Mira Nair

“A nice person is a ‘yes’ person, whereas a good person is a person who accepts their responsibility in things and moves forward and tries to constantly evolve and isn’t afraid to say no or challenge someone or be honest or truthful.”

― Miranda Kerr

“I love to experiment and take every opportunity as a challenge.”

― Mithila Palkar

“Far from being hopeless, Africa is full of hope and potential, maybe more so than any other continent. The challenge is to ensure that its potential is utilised.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“I feel for people with crazy names. It’s been a challenge, but if that’s my struggle, I can live with it.”

― Molly Qerim

“I’m really looking forward to joining ‘Mike & Mike.’ It will be a tremendous challenge.”

― Molly Qerim

“There’s nothing like live radio. I like the challenge. Throw it my way. Let me go!”

― Montel Williams

“Hiding my migraines on the set may have been my toughest challenge as an actor. There were times when the pain from migraine headaches was so severe that I literally had to crawl across my dressing room floor. But I couldn’t let anyone know. If they thought I might slow production, I figured that would end my career.”

― Morgan Fairchild

“Is advertising moral? It is part and parcel of the American free enterprise system… I challenge anybody to show any economic system that has done as much for so many in so short a time.”

― Morris Hite

“Comedians have to challenge the power. Comedians should be dangerous and devastating – and funny. That’s the hardest part.”

― Mort Sahl

“I like to keep doing something new and different so people can’t say I’m doing the same thing all the time. I like to challenge myself.”

― Mort Walker

“The most serious problem doing biography is the matter of time because you have to shape events into a narrative of two hours; you have to create a dramatic arc. That can be a challenge.”

― Morten Tyldum

“Humanity is about to face perhaps its greatest challenge ever, which is finding meaning in life after the end of ‘In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread.’”

― Moshe Vardi

“I like to challenge myself, to compare myself against the best.”

― Mousa Dembele

“When I saw ‘Baahubali’ Part 1 and 2, the benchmark was really high. To match up to Ramya, who plays Sivagami in the movies, was a challenge.”

― Mrunal Thakur

“I think it is always a challenge when you go and play abroad. You are competing against the home team, and they know the conditions well. Their fast bowlers always know which length to bowl and also the areas in which they need to bowl.”

― MS Dhoni

“My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people. Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see.”

― Muhammad Yunus

“I went vegan because it was a willpower challenge. I’ve been vegetarian, I’ve been pescetarian, and vegan was the next thing.”

― Mya

“The lack of financial strength to avail healthcare is a major challenge.”

― N. R. Narayana Murthy

“When I was approached by Star MAA to host ‘Bigg Boss,’ the biggest-ever show on Telugu Television, I was intrigued by the challenge. I believe that the show will be a game changer.”

― N. T. Rama Rao, Jr.

“I’m someone who likes to respond to a challenge. I never give up or stop trying, even if things were a little bit more difficult at the beginning.”

― Naby Keita

“I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“My biggest challenge is my severely autistic son.”

― Nadya Suleman

“In the writers’ room, the challenge is always to tell interesting stories in unexpected ways, so we try to never limit ourselves in how we accomplish that.”

― Nahnatchka Khan

“Most professional women I know – myself included – long since gave up looking for a rulebook or a roadmap; we make it up as we go along. Every day presents a new choice, a new challenge, which makes long-term career planning seem like an especially abstract exercise.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“Schools ought to teach students to challenge secular ideologies masquerading as science in the classroom.”

― Nancy Pearcey

“Being taken seriously was always the biggest challenge.”

― Nancy Wilson

“It’s a new challenge to see how people can change your look. I like words like transformation, reinvention, and chameleon. Because one word I don’t like is predictable.”

― Naomi Campbell

“I think more and more that I get to challenge myself and kind of raise the standard for myself every season. Even the term ‘fashion’ is about change. It’s about newness. And what that newness means is different every 10 years, every five years.”

― Narciso Rodriguez

“DJs play a big responsibility of what hip-hop is doing… At the end of the day, it’s up to us to control and to own hip-hop. DJs need to challenge us rappers. They got so much power, they need to challenge us.”

― Nas

“Travel is so important in its capacity to expand the mind. It’s exciting to start as young as possible – you get to see how other cultures live, challenge your senses, and try different cuisines.”

― Natalie Dormer

“I don’t know if I’m a daredevil, exactly, but I do enjoy a good challenge. It’s the only way you grow.”

― Natalie Dormer

“When I was a teenager, a psychic told me, ‘Your biggest challenge will be life-work balance.’ That’s certainly turned out to be true!”

― Natalie Massenet

“I believe that every role that I have done this far has had quality and content. My roles have been very demanding and every role has been a challenge and a learning experience that has helped me mature as an actress.”

― Natasha Henstridge

“I guess Species was a movie made for me and hence I bagged the role. In fact even when acting, I never thought the outcome would be so good which I think it was! The entire role was a challenge. I was to be this strange yet sexy thing which was challenging!”

― Natasha Henstridge

“I remember writing monologues and one-act plays and stuff in high school. I had a project in English that was just a short book of limericks. It was so weird. I enjoyed the challenge and rhyme of it. I was always putting on plays and stuff.”

― Natasha Rothwell

“It is a tremendous honor to be named poet laureate, but one that I find humbling as well, because it’s the kind of thing that makes me feel like – even as it’s been bestowed upon me – I must continue to live up to what it means… Being the younger laureate in the age of social media is a new challenge.”

― Natasha Trethewey

“You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.”

― Nate Berkus

“I didn’t grow up thinking I’d be a decorator. Design is my greatest passion, and it naturally just pulled me down the path. Same with TV. Being famous or having a show was never the motivation. I got a call and was swept up by the challenge of that first small space redesign.”

― Nate Berkus

“I like the challenge and instant gratification of landing a new jump or learning a new element. That made me fall in love with the sport.”

― Nathan Chen

“I don’t want my work to be heavy. The challenge is to make it interesting and engaging, keeping in mind the need for method acting. This is what I have learnt from Bharat Muni’s ‘Natya Shastra’ and from the Russian theatre legend Stanislavsky.”

― Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“My character should not be ordinary, cliched, and if I feel that it’s difficult to do this character, I take up that challenge to get into his character.”

― Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“That has been everybody’s challenge, above the dancing, the singing, the lines: getting into who these characters would be in 2015. Today’s Tin Man is heartfelt, but he wouldn’t be soft. Today’s Dorothy would be sassy.”

― Ne-Yo

“How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority.”

― Neal Boortz

“I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: ‘Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.”

― Neale Donald Walsch

“And we’re seeing a higher level of consciousness and many more opportunities for people to challenge their present ways of thinking and move into a grander and larger experience of who they really are.”

― Neale Donald Walsch

“By creating a feedback culture within your office, you ensure that people continue to learn, grow, and challenge themselves.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“All companies – and not just startups – face the same eternal challenge: resource allocation.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“I know the movies that I’ve liked, and I know the experience that they’ve given me, so the goal is always to try to create a movie that I would like myself and that would knock me out, challenge me or intrigue me in some way. That’s been my criteria for figuring out what I want to do, or also when I’m writing something or creating a scene.”

― Neil Burger

“There is always a place I can take someone’s curiosity and land where they end up enlightened when we’re done. That’s my challenge as an educator. No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“The biggest challenge for cyborgs is to be socially accepted. Society needs to accept that there are people who wish to use technology as part of the body.”

― Neil Harbisson

“When you call someone and ask them to do something they’ve never done before, in different mediums I think they would be inclined to pass because they’re afraid of the risk. But the creative people who populate the theater world love the challenge of new things.”

― Neil Patrick Harris

“Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.”

― Nelson Algren

“Even if you have a terminal disease, you don’t have to sit down and mope. Enjoy life and challenge the illness that you have.”

― Nelson Mandela

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.”

― Nelson Mandela

“Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freedom of the individual will truly mean the freedom of the individual.”

― Nelson Mandela

“I’m quite a particular singer, and I need to feel like I can bite into the song, in a way, to make it my own. You want the challenge of the songs having some attitude.”

― Neneh Cherry

“The first ‘Scream’ was great for me in some ways, but in others it was… a challenge.”

― Neve Campbell

“My challenge to all Republicans is to invent the systems and approaches to help people help themselves.”

― Newt Gingrich

“The ice bucket challenge went viral in 2014, partly because it was so much fun to watch videos of celebrities or friends dumping ice water on their heads. Videos of people in the challenge have been watched more than 10 billion times on Facebook – more than once per person on the planet.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“I suspect unconscious bias has been far more of a factor for President Obama than overt racism and will also be a challenge for Hillary Rodham Clinton if she runs for president again.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“What’s the challenge in writing a novel that few people will read? I’m more than happy writing what I do and have no plans to change that.”

― Nicholas Sparks

“Science and policy-making thrive on challenge and questioning; they are vital to the health of inquiry and democracy.”

― Nicholas Stern

“The idea that the law should punish what is rude; that government should protect our tender sensibilities from those who would – quite often with shallow motivations but sometimes with deeper and more serious complaints – challenge our national certainties and rituals, should alarm and anger us.”

― Nick Harkaway

“I think the moment you’re writing about somebody who’s not exactly you, then the challenge is all equal.”

― Nick Hornby

“While we face economic obstacles that challenge every decision made in Washington, decisions made merely for political gain must stop. It’s time to restore civility in Congress. It’s time for action where action is needed – all politics aside.”

― Nick Lampson

“In particular, I want to set a challenge to public bodies and private companies to improve gender balance on their own boards.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“It’s hard to always challenge yourself, coming up with new ways to make your life difficult, so when you make something, it becomes more interesting.”

― Nicolas Winding Refn

“Being away from home was tough, but the challenge and the thrill of being on Broadway was so fulfilling, and I’m thankful to my husband for making it possible and holding it down at home.”

― Nicole Ari Parker

“Growing up, I was very conservative in my wardrobe, so when I first joined the Pussycat Dolls, the biggest challenge was wearing those cabaret costumes. I didn’t feel comfortable showing my body so much, showing my legs and butt, chest and midriff.”

― Nicole Scherzinger

“I belong to the Boston Biographers Group – and get my monthly ‘fix’ from them. Where else can I sit down for two hours with people who understand the challenge I face, daily, as a life-chronicler?”

― Nigel Hamilton

“The Masters is going to be an awesome challenge.”

― Nigel Mansell

“One of the things I enjoy is the challenge of Mother Nature.”

― Nik Wallenda

“I think so many young girls get caught up in the challenge of being with somebody who’s dangerous, who’s bad, who’s enticing, who’s all of those things, and you forget what it’s like to enjoy simple love.”

― Nikki Reed

“Going to the theater or having the honor of performing in theater reminds you of your humanity in a very different way. It’s a real release and an incredible challenge. But the stage is a dangerous place. You gotta be trained. Plus, crowds like when things go wrong. I think that’s part of the thrill. Anything can happen.”

― Nina Arianda

“It’s really important, whether you’re a conservative or a liberal, to always challenge the conventional wisdom, which is what I’ve tried to do in all my work.”

― Nina Easton

“The challenge we face as a government is meeting expectations – not specific expectations, but the larger expectations: things that need to be changed and that Narendra Modi will do it as though he has a magic wand.”

― Nirmala Sitharaman

“It’s more fun to write villains. They are more of a challenge, and I get a sick kind of pleasure out of delving into their minds. There’s rarely emptiness, and there is almost always deep intelligence.”

― Nnedi Okorafor

“When you really make things that really challenge the status quo or challenge issues, and you do it artistically, and you do it with no fear, people are listening.”

― No I.D.

“I like to try to shoot in the city in a way that allows the city to go about its business while we’re shooting, and that’s always a challenge because, unfortunately, people on the street don’t know not to look in the camera or interact with the actors.”

― Noah Baumbach

“If you are giving a graduate course you don’t try to impress the students with oratory, you try to challenge them, get them to question you.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The whole goal for me with my career is just follow good projects and good parts and challenge myself as much as I can.”

― Noel Fisher

“When I was told that the girl I play in the song ‘Kamariya’ will be from Bhopal and very rural but with spunk, I was up for the challenge and felt really ecstatic that I was donning an entirely new look.”

― Nora Fatehi

“Every single book is a challenge.”

― Nora Roberts

“The challenge for corporations, if offices were to become obsolete, is twofold. How will they be able to retain their distinct cultures? And how will they be able to ensure that all employees, wherever they work from, share a united identity and vision?”

― Noreena Hertz

“You want to challenge experts, because experts get a lot wrong. Doctors misdiagnose one time in five. In the U.S. and Canada, 50,000 people die every year who would not have had to.”

― Noreena Hertz

“All I do is challenge the players to push themselves to their limit.”

― Nuno Espirito Santo

“I would like to portray something that would challenge the actor in me.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“You have to create your own path and I’m up to the challenge.”

― Octavia Spencer

“The biggest challenge during competition is keeping my real legs warm with clothing, because I have poor circulation in the tissue around the amputated areas.”

― Oksana Masters

“It was becoming clear that, from being at the top at Holy Cross, we were at the bottom at St. Peter’s. Objectively, this was very good, for it offered us a challenge and an opportunity to grow if we were ready to take it; and we surely were.”

― Oliver Tambo

“To play something which is a big spectrum is so much more fun, so much more of a challenge.”

― Olivia Colman

“When we were filming ‘The Darkest Hour,’ we didn’t even know what the aliens were going to look like, we didn’t even have a graphic reference. So it was definitely a big challenge to sell those kind of extreme moments when you’re just generating them from your own imagination.”

― Olivia Thirlby

“The digitization of our society is a challenge that is both legislative and philosophical.”

― Om Malik

“Every time the Trump people challenge me, I bring the receipts.”

― Omarosa Manigault Newman

“In my own personal experience, I’ve had different family members who have been held in immigration detention because they’ve had some sort of challenge financially, and they were making difficult decisions, and that led to their immigration detention and, eventually, deportation.”

― Opal Tometi

“I challenge us all to have the courage of our convictions to fight for a fair, justice and inclusive society.”

― Opal Tometi

“The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn’t simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it’s a story about who you want to be.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“The best students are ones that are willing to take intellectual risks and challenge conventional thinking.”

― Oren Etzioni

“The challenge is to lend conviction even to the voices which advocate views I find personally abhorrent, whether they are political Islamists or officers justifying a coup.”

― Orhan Pamuk

“You go with what you ‘get,’ and I get playing the guitar. It’s a challenge because it’s not an easy instrument to play. There are so many interesting sounds you can make out of it and so many different elements. I dig it.”

― Orianthi

“If a thing seems to you worth working for at all, if it appears to you of moment enough to challenge any effort, then put into what you do all the enthusiasm of which you are capable, regardless of criticism.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“When I was prepping for my Broadway debut as Romeo, it really hit me that I had never done that. I had trained at drama school for three years in my late teens to early 20s, and I’d studied Shakespeare, of course, but I hadn’t actually performed it. So to do something like Romeo for my first Broadway role was a challenge.”

― Orlando Bloom

“I’m looking at doing things that challenge me.”

― Orlando Bloom

“The challenge of a cathedral is very good for architectural inventiveness.”

― Oscar Niemeyer

“I love a challenge, and I love challenging people’s preconceptions.”

― Owain Yeoman

“I firmly believe that the Constitution is the most powerful challenge to illiberal tendencies. If the Constitution is followed in letter and spirit and if the laws are made in the spirit in which Constitution was made, liberties can indeed be protected.”

― P. Chidambaram

“I needed something to challenge myself a little more. I found fighting, and it completely fit my personality.”

― Paige VanZant

“Lying in the political sphere has gotten out of hand, and because people tend to dismiss things that challenge their preconceived notions of the world, fact checkers can only play a small part in remedying the problem.”

― Pamela Meyer

“There was a special challenge in describing the awful childhood of a person who happens to be my own husband. It was very painful at times, for both of us.”

― Pamela Stephenson

“The way you react to each challenge forms who you become.”

― Paolo Nutini

“There is no question that Korean footballers have the ability to play in Europe. The real challenge is whether they will be able to adapt to western culture.”

― Park Ji-sung

“When I was with PSV Eindhoven in Holland, some people still thought Asian players weren’t good enough to play in Europe. It’s always good to rise to the challenge and prove them wrong. When I first came to United, I had to prove my ability again.”

― Park Ji-sung

“The big challenge is looking ripped and lean without being too big because on camera, it’s easy to appear thick.”

― Parker Young

“To be able to transform societies and economies to low-carbon ones was an amazing challenge. To influence and to facilitate such an important transformation in the world would be like witnessing something of industrial revolution proportions.”

― Patricia Espinosa

“People are not perfect… very often the relationships that are strongest are those where people have worked through big crises, but they’ve had to work through them. So the challenge to us is to work through that.”

― Patricia Hewitt

“The big challenge our society faces is that we live in an increasingly open world with increasingly closed communities. This is also due to the evolution of the Internet, where people only read things that won’t challenge their beliefs.”

― Patrick Chappatte

“It’s inevitable that tough situations will come up, but it’s how you react that is the challenge.”

― Patrick Collison

“It’s a challenge for all quarterbacks, though: You want to make the big play; you want to throw a touchdown every single play. But at the same time, you have to know that it’s a process.”

― Patrick Mahomes

“A big part of my decision is not made about whether I’m able to coach in the NHL or if I’m ready to step up and take that challenge. Basically, it’s about my family, it’s about my children, and this is where my decision is going to have to be made.”

― Patrick Roy

“I adore this adventure, I adore working with youth. For me it’s a daily challenge, working to help these youths realize their dreams.”

― Patrick Roy

“If I’m going to do television, I wanted that ‘North and South’ experience. I wanted something that’s going to challenge me on a constant basis.”

― Patrick Swayze

“I’ve never been one to run from a challenge.”

― Patrick Swayze

“I choose optimism. I hope to be a catalyst not only by providing financial resources but also by fostering a sense of possibility: encouraging top experts to collaborate across disciplines, challenge conventional thinking, and figure out ways to overcome some of the world’s hardest problems.”

― Paul Allen

“You want someone who will challenge you back; sometimes, that’s the way the best decisions get made.”

― Paul Allen

“I’ve been on record many times in the past about the challenge of being competitive with NBA teams in smaller markets.”

― Paul Allen

“The biggest public health challenge is rebuilding health systems. In other words, if you look at cholera or maternal mortality or tuberculosis in Haiti, they’re major problems in Haiti, but the biggest problem is rebuilding systems.”

― Paul Farmer

“Working with Brock Lesnar is a daily challenge because every Monday night that we’re on television, I feel compelled to deliver, at least from my end, the best performance I’ve ever put on.”

― Paul Heyman

“I don’t feel 50. I’m still ambitious, and I’ve only just got my licence to race sports cars. I race for an Aston Martin team called Beechdean, and it’s a huge challenge.”

― Paul Hollywood

“When I say I want to become a legend, some people say it’s pretentious. For me, it’s a challenge. My desire, a dream. I’m not saying I’ll get there, but it’s what I want.”

― Paul Pogba

“When women are provided with training and entrepreneurial opportunities in distribution networks, they become role models in their communities, showing it is possible to challenge limiting norms and stereotypes, and to succeed.”

― Paul Polman

“Land is a great example of how we can manage and invest in sustainable infrastructure for economic, social, and environmental gains. Its use – and misuse – is at the heart of the challenge for food, fuel, and fibre.”

― Paul Polman

“To try and sustain a performance is always a challenge. Anything you work on, to try and be real and show up and not look as if I’m playing pat to anything is always work.”

― Paul Rudd

“It’s been a challenge for me my whole life in that my insides don’t necessarily match my outsides… People try to strike up a conversation with me about Dungeons & Dragons or comic books, and I’m like, ‘I can’t. I’m sorry.’”

― Paul Rust

“The challenge in writing a show that’s about people and their flaws is that it can easily tip over – okay, I’ll sometimes watch something, and there will be characters that are written in a way that I’ll know that the writer just hates human beings. They’re expressing this misanthropic point of view with these detestable characters.”

― Paul Rust

“Our debt is out of control. What was a fiscal challenge is now a fiscal crisis. We cannot deny it; instead we must, as Americans, confront it responsibly. And that is exactly what Republicans pledge to do.”

― Paul Ryan

“Look, the president is elected to lead and to face the country’s biggest challenges. The country’s biggest challenge domestically speaking, no doubt about it, is a debt crisis, and I’m really hoping that he is going to give us a budget that tackles this debt crisis.”

― Paul Ryan

“As Republicans, our challenge is to become a pro-market party and not be a pro-business party.”

― Paul Ryan

“As a player, I loved being tackled, whether it was in training or in a game. I took a full-blooded challenge as an invitation to do exactly the same thing to an opponent. I would wait for my opportunity and nine times out of 10, I would get him back.”

― Paul Scholes

“You are part of that horrid expression, the best and the brightest. It can be a terrible burden if you let it be, but it is the great challenge of your time. And being a warrior in that challenge should be wondrous.”

― Paul Tsongas

“I would just say that nobody could do what I do unless you had a big ego. It’s the only way you can really put it. You have to be arrogant enough to challenge the arrogance of the human race.”

― Paul Watson

“I struggled with being in the public eye, losing my anonymity when my star rose quickly in the late 90’s. But I need the challenge of showing up and getting up there to spill my guts and connect with my loyal folks.”

― Paula Cole

“I’d love to act. I feel that it’s another naked, mysterious challenge, like jazz. It kind of intrigues me in the same way.”

― Paula Cole

“Some children challenge themselves to maybe run a marathon or something. I challenged myself to stay up for two days and make cinnamon toast and watch the Jerry Lewis Telethon and laugh and cry.”

― Paula Pell

“My challenge was even greater as a journalist, because this was happening in my own backyard.”

― Paula Zahn

“In fights when I’ve had the odds stacked against me, I definitely perform better because it’s like a challenge to me – and I always like a challenge.”

― Paulie Malignaggi

“I think goodness is very powerful, but often evil is made more attractive in films. It’s a challenge to make goodness appealing.”

― Pauline Collins

“It’s so difficult to actually come up with ideas that you really fall in love with, you know? That’s the most difficult thing about filmmaking – and that’s my main challenge in life.”

― Pawel Pawlikowski

“The challenge to me as a director was for the audience to see the film as going on in a straight line, so that they did not sense all of these break-ups. I did not want a film to be a collage of all these images.”

― Pedro Almodovar

“Gravity always sucks. It really, really does. It’s a big challenge just re-adapting to feeling heavy again, you know? Even my arm feels heavy. My legs feel heavy.”

― Peggy Whitson

“Someone takes the challenge with me, I’m going to take it right back.”

― Penny Hardaway

“It takes one heck of a lot of energy to be an actor-director – a rather terrifying prospect but a challenge I would definitely relish in the future, given the chance.”

― Perdita Weeks

“The challenge in confronting Trump is that there are certain things that he does that that you have to respond to, just morally. When he lies, you’ve got to correct the lie, which will keep you busy because he does it so often. When he does something wrong, you’ve got to point to it.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“Our challenge is to stop people from driving drunk. Punishing them afterwards doesn’t bring back the victim or make the family feel better. The idea is to stop the DWI before it happens.”

― Pete Gallego

“The challenge remains a simple one: to write news that stays news.”

― Pete Hamill

“It seems that whenever America faced a challenge, it faced it and overcame it.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“The Obama administration notoriously refuses to acknowledge that Islamists commit Islamist terror, so it logically follows that a Christian victim of Islamist violence should not address the issue lest it challenge accepted political orthodoxy.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“The media should probe and challenge candidates to help voters understand their views on foreign policy. Questions should include, ‘What lessons have you learned from past foreign policy decisions? How will they shape your vision as commander in chief? What is America’s role in the world?’”

― Pete Hoekstra

“Soccer presented no challenge to me. Playing felt like breathing: I always had a magical connection to the ball. But it didn’t feel like an adventure. Music was more of a challenge and, in the end, felt more interesting.”

― Pete Wentz

“Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments.”

― Peter Arnett

“I wanted to do a naval film and I flirted with different ideas, most of which ended up being too intense. So when the idea of ‘Battleship’ was first suggested, I was instantly drawn to the challenge – could I invent a movie around the idea of five ships fighting five ships?”

― Peter Berg

“This year, 1996, has been designated the ‘Year of the Vaccine,’ commemorating the 200th anniversary of Edward Jenner’s vaccination of James Phipps with cowpox virus and subsequent challenge with smallpox virus. Insight into the nature of viruses, and how viruses interact with mammalian cells, has evolved since the turn of the century.”

― Peter C. Doherty

“I am fascinated by women. They’re as close as we men get to experiencing ‘the other.’ The challenge for me was to know and accept fully formed, powerful women.”

― Peter Coyote

“The challenge is that the day before something is truly a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea. And crazy ideas are very risky to attempt.”

― Peter Diamandis

“The most universal challenge that we face is the transition from seeing our human institutions as machines to seeing them as embodiments of nature.”

― Peter Senge

“Each new book is a tremendous challenge.”

― Peter Straub

“If you have a business idea that’s extremely easy to copy, that can often become something of a challenge or problem.”

― Peter Thiel

“The big challenge with Internet financial services has been that it’s very difficult to get large numbers of customers to sign up for your service.”

― Peter Thiel

“Arsenal is a team who challenge for the top and definitely match my ambitions and personal motivation.”

― Petr Cech

“I play football, not to only enjoy it – and I love the challenge of playing and competing with the best players – but I want to have the chance to win games.”

― Petr Cech

“It is a great challenge to be playing against the best players in the world, and I always wanted to play in the Premier League and be a part of this league.”

― Petr Cech

“My biggest goal is to keep playing characters that challenge me.”

― Peyton List

“We like the challenge of a story around the most generic, forgettable man in the universe.”

― Phil Lord

“Everyone faces the challenge of finding meaning to their suffering.”

― Phil McGraw

“I love competing against the best players. I have a huge challenge, and that’s to win a U.S. Open and complete the Grand Slam. I enjoy that challenge. Every year it comes around, I get excited to try to conquer that opportunity. I love it.”

― Phil Mickelson

“I’m working with elite players, and they test and challenge you.”

― Phil Neville

“The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure or an effective vaccine for AIDS.”

― Philip Emeagwali

“The real challenge of being a flight attendant is getting people out. The training requires that they demonstrate they can evacuate an aircraft within 90 seconds, but of course, a lot of stuff that is easy to do in training turns out to be tough in practice.”

― Philip Greenspun

“Pilots enjoy the fun and challenge of handling the fancy machine.”

― Philip Greenspun

“Historically, Heathrow has been something of a joke, outweighed by its excellent connections. We have to aspire to having an airport at Heathrow with two runways which is a world-class airport. It’s a big challenge.”

― Philip Hammond

“The EarthEcho World Water Monitoring Challenge is an opportunity for anyone, anywhere to make the first step in taking action for clean water and healthy waterways worldwide.”

― Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

“I know I have to be ready for every single ball, every pass, every challenge. Everything has to be at 100%.”

― Philippe Coutinho

“I focus, I invent, I transform, I challenge, I attempt, I observe, I perform.”

― Philippe Petit

“An intellectual challenge presents itself? I am in bliss. Instantly, it brings forth the notion of triumph.”

― Philippe Petit

“All of my life, when things got too difficult, I folded up the tent and went to bed. I couldn’t stand a challenge… I was terrified of confrontation. I was very laid-back, and just wouldn’t get involved or fight back.”

― Phoebe Snow

“I don’t think the challenge is asking an audience to like a character; it’s inviting them to try and understand them… then making that journey entertaining and worth their while. It’s a classic trick, but it’s human, and it allows characters to have more depth.”

― Phoebe Waller-Bridge

“A traveler is really not someone who crosses ground so much as someone who is always hungry for the next challenge and adventure.”

― Pico Iyer

“My background is around economics and finance; yet, of course, in professional services, talent is key. And for many of our clients, whatever the industry, they all are coming to me saying their No. 1 challenge is getting the right talent.”

― Pierre Nanterme

“There’s always a backlash when you challenge people’s convictions and their heroes.”

― Pink

“But Paulie gives all of herself away, and so to create a love like that and a person who would give themselves away was what I thought was going to be difficult. I was little scared of such a challenge.”

― Piper Perabo

“Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work.”

― Pliny the Elder

“Man has learned how to challenge both Nature and art to become the incitements to vice! His very cups he has delighted to engrave with libidinous subjects, and he takes pleasure in drinking from vessels of obscene form!”

― Pliny the Elder

“Is anyone serious about the politics of happiness? David Cameron dipped a toe in the water, using the word lightly, but denying the hard policies it implies. Labour shies away from it, but should take up the challenge.”

― Polly Toynbee

“When I came back to Hong Kong in 1992, I decided to pursue a new career challenge.”

― Pollyanna Chu

“True friends challenge us and help us to be faithful on our journey.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.”

― Pope John Paul II

“’Que Sera Sera’ had a very unusual rhythm. It was a challenge for me to pick up Rahman’s beats and translate them into dance steps.”

― Prabhu Deva

“It is a challenge to work with a newcomer.”

― Prabhu Deva

“I think I can safely say that, as adolescents, most people have excess energy to spare and need adventure, excitement, and a challenge.”

― Prince Charles

“I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was seven, and it was a bit of a struggle to begin with. It was a challenge as I began my school career – spelling and reading was something I couldn’t really get my head around.”

― Princess Beatrice of York

“Pressure doesn’t intimidate me. I take it as a challenge.”

― Prithvi Shaw

“Whenever you play international cricket, there is always a challenge.”

― Prithvi Shaw

“The biggest challenge Malayalam cinema faces is territorial. We operate within a small territory in Kerala, and the Malayalam diaspora across the world in comparative terms is quite small. But we have world-class talent in terms of technicians, actors, and writers.”

― Prithviraj Sukumaran

“I think the biggest challenge we faced in making ‘The September Issue’ was the fact that people in the fashion world are very suspicious of cameras. They’re used to a camera being the enemy, something that is prying and looking to catch you in a compromising position, something that’s judging you.”

― R. J. Cutler

“Finding one good script is a huge challenge. So I do a film whose script comes and grabs me. Once I finish that, I look forward to the next movie.”

― R. Madhavan

“But acting just sort of happened and I found that I loved it. It was such a challenge.”

― Rachael Leigh Cook

“We created a line of pet food called Nutrish that’s made to human standards, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to animal rescue. One of our top-tier donors is the ASPCA, and they help us challenge animal shelters all across the country to get more animals placed in homes.”

― Rachael Ray

“If you were to ask me what the No. 1 lesson I learned from being on ‘The Real World’, and I challenge you to go back to the episodes and you will see that I’m right: I learned the myth of liberal tolerance.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“The reaction to ‘Aftermath’ has been far worse than to ‘A Life’s Work,’ yet I find I’m perhaps a little less touched by it. In both cases, I’ve coped artistically by believing the criticisms weren’t right. They upset me, but they didn’t challenge my understanding of how to write, nor of how morality functions in literature.”

― Rachel Cusk

“It is living, not thinking, as a feminist that has become the challenge.”

― Rachel Cusk

“In order to really move toward what people really think of as some sort of Utopian post-racial society or somehow to really challenge the racial hierarchy, we’re going to have to allow some fluidity.”

― Rachel Dolezal

“It’s always a challenge to shoot a period film and not have it look like you hit the tea stain button in post.”

― Rachel Morrison

“I like a challenge. I like doing things that scare me.”

― Rachel Riley

“I have loved ‘Countdown’ for years. I always used to watch it when I got home from school. To be actually on the programme is a big challenge.”

― Rachel Riley

“Intrinsic motivation is one of learning’s most precious resources. It bolsters us to stick out the tough moments of a challenge and pursue what we love to do.”

― Rachel Simmons

“To teach their children how to show themselves grace in the face of a challenge, I coach parents to model self-compassion in the face of everyday setbacks.”

― Rachel Simmons

“I feel like I’m one of the many working mothers. And I only have one child. I know working mums who have three or four. It’s definitely a challenge but it’s a wonderful challenge to be able to do both.”

― Rachel Weisz

“It’s a constant challenge trying to find balance between styling, designing and being a mom.”

― Rachel Zoe

“I want to challenge myself with each project.”

― Radhika Apte

“Playing characters I don’t relate to are a big challenge for me.”

― Radhika Apte

“My challenge is to find a beautiful balance: to make women beautiful, to make a woman dream to wear a beautiful outfit.”

― Raf Simons

“For me, it is a great challenge to be at the most important club in the world, and I will try to win everything that I can win.”

― Rafael Benitez

“In Spain, the game is more technical; in England, it’s more physical, while in Italy, it’s more tactical. Each country is a challenge, and I like to put myself to the test.”

― Rafael Benitez

“Perhaps the hardest challenge has been to persuade the public, impatient for rapid growth, of the need to ensure stability first. Growth, it is argued, is always more important, regardless of the looming economic risks.”

― Raghuram Rajan

“As big a problem as gun violence is for Chicago, it is not beyond our ability to solve. Ending this string of tragedies is our top priority as a city. We are infusing our police department with the manpower, technology and training to meet this challenge head on.”

― Rahm Emanuel

“I want to challenge myself to see where my limit is and experiment with a lot of different films. A lot of artists from Asia focus too much on their Asian background. I don’t want to let go of my background, but to be a success in the U.S., which is my goal, I realize I need to surround myself with American filmmakers and producers.”

― Rain

“The challenge is always around culture. I think that’s often underestimated because people focus on the substance and the practical; soft steps go missing.”

― Rajeev Suri

“It is not that I am only looking at doing biopics. But of course, as an actor, I always love portraying real-life characters because there is so much challenge involved in recreating somebody’s life.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“The Kashmir problem is a very old one and has been a major challenge for all governments.”

― Rajnath Singh

“On women empowerment, no one can challenge the BJP.”

― Rajnath Singh

“There’s a challenge to playing these fantasy figures because they are fantasy figures. You have to enter into this sort of imaginative world of the writer.”

― Ralph Fiennes

“Coming up with ideas isn’t hard. The real challenge is finding the time to actually build something and then finding a home for it.”

― Ralph H. Baer

“I love the challenge of new ideas.”

― Ralph Lauren

“Young Indians are energetic and ambitious, have lots of ideas. They work around the difficult situation they face here. But the big challenge is to market products and services to the West, because costs there aren’t coming down.”

― Ram Shriram

“We all have a stake in ensuring that all students have the schools they deserve and that communities are leading this effort, not being left behind. To do that, we must challenge unchecked charter expansion and the forces driving it.”

― Randi Weingarten

“My purpose as a writer is to communicate in such a way as to challenge the thinking of readers and touch their hearts.”

― Randy Alcorn

“The particular way I’m going to die is not going to be particularly pleasant. It will probably be physically uncomfortable, and it won’t be an easy thing for my wife and kids to watch. I think it will be a real challenge to see if I can squeeze the lemons hard enough to still get lemonade the last few weeks.”

― Randy Pausch

“I’m really a big fan of HBO and Showtime shows, so I wouldn’t mind being on an edgy show… where I could challenge myself to do gritty stuff – a homeless guy or just some guy with a lot going on who’s got problems. It’s more fun to do as an actor.”

― Randy Wayne

“I have always tried to put content in my work. It is a consistent challenge.”

― Raoul Peck

“When I was younger, I remember there was a really famous book, and it was called ‘The People Could Fly.’ And so this idea of, kind of like, black characters kind of jumping into space and kind of the challenge that they presented to gravity I thought was really interesting.”

― Rashid Johnson

“I think it is important to surround myself with artists who share the same goals and aspirations. This way, I am constantly encouraged to sharpen my craft and challenge myself.”

― Ravyn Lenae

“The important thing with memorising a part is not to force it. Sometimes when you’re rehearsing, you’ll think it’s not going in, but it is. On stage, you have to trust that the lines are there, because they are. The real challenge is to relax.”

― Ray Fearon

“No matter what problem you encounter, whether it’s a grand challenge for humanity or a personal problem of your own, there’s an idea out there that can overcome it. And you can find that idea.”

― Ray Kurzweil

“I love acting. It’s an interesting challenge to make something that doesn’t exist appear like it’s happening, and to do it in a real way.”

― Ray Liotta

“The challenge of screenwriting is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure and natural movement.”

― Raymond Chandler

“We must all rise to the challenge to demonstrate that security and prosperity in the Internet age are not only compatible with liberty, they ultimately depend on it.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“I get the impression that most Chinese entrepreneurs are so focussed on doing what they need to do to succeed in the Chinese market – which is a big enough challenge even for the established players – that nobody is thinking much about the longer run or the bigger global picture.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“We live in such an age of chatter and distraction. Everything is a challenge for the ears and eyes.”

― Rebecca Pidgeon

“Children’s authors have to pick words that reflect the spirit of a book and convey its message but also words that light children up, that children will recognize. Words that inspire and comfort. Words that challenge yet don’t patronize. Words that, well, mean something to them.”

― Rebecca Serle

“Defining success is an ongoing challenge.”

― Rebecca Serle

“Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space.”

― Rebecca West

“Islamophobia emerged from the Western countries, and this is a challenge that we all together need to surmount.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“I like movies as a viewer that challenge me to actually think rather than spoon feed everything to me.”

― Reed Morano

“In the end, given the way we view the world and the way that we view ourselves as an entertainment company, our biggest challenge is creating content and creating services. Excite people. We were fortunate we were able to do that with the Wii.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“I would say the greatest challenge we had with the Wii U was being crystal clear in our communication of what the product was and what the product could do.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“Everybody else is calling this ‘Reggie’s Team’ and that’s fine with me. It’s just another challenge I have to face, and I look forward to it.”

― Reggie Lewis

“Drake took me to the limit in our ping-pong challenge.”

― Reggie Miller

“My biggest challenge will be to play the totally submissive woman. It takes a toll on you when you play someone who’s far removed from your personality.”

― Regina King

“Especially in this industry, women challenge men much more now because we’re saying, ‘We can do it, too.’”

― Regina King

“All my life, all I’ve wanted to do was a talk show, and I’ve done it for most of my life. Now to break away from that is kind of a challenge.”

― Regis Philbin

“We’ve got to get off oil. And it’s possible. It’ll take a dramatic shift in the way we think and how our infrastructure works, but we as Americans have proven time and again that we can tackle change head on. Yeah, it’s a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be a painful one. We just have to recalibrate our thinking on the subject.”

― Reid Scott

“If something comes around that would be a challenge, then that would be wonderful. But if it’s a watered-down version of something I’ve already done, I’d rather do something else.”

― Rene Russo

“Develop resilience and be brave. There are days when it is very discouraging. You have to develop personal resilience to environmental things that come along. If you let every single environmental challenge knock you off your game, it’s going to be very, very hard.”

― Renee James

“I encourage all of you to seek out teachers and mentors that challenge you to think for yourself and guide you to find your own voice.”

― Renee Olstead

“I believe in the power of peer mentorship. When I learned how to ask for a raise, how to fire someone, how to deal with a board challenge – I didn’t get that from mentors like Hillary Clinton. I got that from women who were my friends and who had already done the thing that I was doing.”

― Reshma Saujani

“Every actor hopes that the character that they’re playing continues to be a challenge throughout their tenure of their show.”

― Reshma Shetty

“I do like match play. I like trying to match an opponent shot for shot. It’s a challenge. And it’s something different.”

― Retief Goosen

“Reading has helped motivate me to become a spokesperson for programs like the WrestleMania Reading Challenge. It has motivated me to become more involved in my community and to keep learning new things.”

― Rey Mysterio

“My elementary school teachers were big on pushing kids to read. If you read a certain amount of books, they would provide you with incentives, sort of like what we are doing with the WrestleMania Reading Challenge.”

― Rey Mysterio

“It’s a challenge, writing about actors, especially a good actor, because you can’t always tell when they’re being honest and when they’re pretending – that is, when they’re acting. The really good ones don’t always seem to know themselves.”

― Rich Cohen

“The challenge is, how do you take someone who’s supposed to be a villain and make that appealing and lovable? You have to empathize with him and put yourself in his shoes and root for him and want him to have the things he wants.”

― Rich Moore

“We need every person on Earth to acknowledge that climate change is real and encourage each other and our leaders to address the challenge.”

― Richard Branson

“And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge.”

― Richard Branson

“I think it’s quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you’ve got another reason for keeping fit.”

― Richard Branson

“It’s a fallacy, long rebuffed by science, that humans use only about 10% of their brainpower. But it is true about most summer movies. Pouring their wizardry into special effects and well-choreographed fights, warm-weather action films rarely challenge the viewer with grand notions or beautifully baffling imagery.”

― Richard Corliss

“Proving yourself in a field where the casualty rate is so notoriously high is an ongoing challenge.”

― Richard E. Grant

“I had long wanted to write a love story, and I had long – wisely, I felt – shirked the challenge because I felt it the hardest story of all to write.”

― Richard Flanagan

“I still believe in the possibility of the United States, with all its will and all its strength, and I don’t just mean military, persevering against any challenge. I still believe in that.”

― Richard Holbrooke

“And the fact that you must make the movie for yourself because no one else will ever fully appreciate the endeavor, makes it a more rewarding challenge.”

― Richard King

“Roddick can challenge him as well if he serves big consistently for the entire match. If he does that, then he is tough to break even for a guy like Federer.”

― Richard Krajicek

“The theatrical marketplace is a challenge. What do you have to do to get someone to purchase a movie ticket to your movie? You have to do something that they’ve never seen before; you’ve got to enthrall them in a new way.”

― Richard Linklater

“I’m always looking for the next challenge.”

― Richard MacDonald

“I thought ‘Game of Thrones’ had this challenge in filming, and it’s one of those things you think, ‘It can’t get worse than this,’ because it’s really cold, and you’re in pain, and it’s miserable.”

― Richard Madden

“I’m going to leave WWII. I considered and rejected doing something on the Pacific. Fourteen years is enough. I’d like to take on a different challenge and probably a different era. But it will be another war. It’s what I do.”

― Rick Atkinson

“A novel that features real people is complicated, but in the end, that extra challenge is all for the good.”

― Rick Bass

“Robotics, manufacturing, medicine, farming, energy – all will be pushed to and beyond their limits and, by so doing, will advance at speeds far faster than without the impetus and challenge of opening a frontier – thus also raising the odds of survival in our favor.”

― Rick Tumlinson

“The opening of the Frontier is not an engineering problem. It is not a money problem. It is a challenge to our ability to decide to make it happen and to think and act the right way to get the results we want, we need, we demand.”

― Rick Tumlinson

“If governments decide to return to the Moon – as seems to be the case – it must be to build villages, not bases, and to do it as rapidly as possible, as it needs to be an immediate challenge, not a distant dream. And if some want to go to Mars or mine asteroids, they need to be seen as part of a new frontier community.”

― Rick Tumlinson

“Every acting gig isn’t the same, every writing job isn’t the same, every live performance isn’t the same – the challenge is the level of difficulty or ease, and that may vary.”

― Ricky Jay

“I think that if there’s some innovative entrepreneurs out there who can help teach people how they can cost-effectively help themselves and their planet, I think everybody would be for it. That’s going to be the challenge – figuring a way to get the marketplace and commerce to teach us consumers another way.”

― Ricky Schroder

“Once I started working with older people, I realized how much I enjoyed the intellectual challenge of taking care of patients who have multiple, complex medical problems.”

― Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

“I think the challenges for me was to go into the studio with these incredible jazz players and come up to their level of excellence. That’s always a challenge.”

― Rita Coolidge

“Maybe I don’t ever fully switch off, but I think the way I offset that is by splitting my time between film and music. I always want to challenge myself and grow, fail, self-flagellate, and then try again.”

― Riz Ahmed

“I’m always looking for roles to challenge me and ones which I’ll enjoy playing.”

― RJ Mitte

“There’s always someone that’s dealing with a bigger challenge than you are. You’ve gotta have perspective.”

― Rob Halford

“The challenge as a parent is letting your kids fail in the right ways because that’s where we do most of our learning.”

― Rob Lowe

“To write a kernel without a data structure and have it be as consistent and graceful as UNIX would have been a much, much harder challenge.”

― Rob Pike

“Racing is full of ‘what-ifs.’ Like anything else in life, you learn from your mistakes and move on to the next challenge.”

― Robby Gordon

“Acting is always a challenge.”

― Robert Downey, Jr.

“But for me, the challenge is how you turn a character into behavior. Once the director says ‘action’, you just try to live between those two worlds.”

― Robert Duvall

“We all have to change with the times… it keeps you younger; it’s a new challenge.”

― Robert Englund

“I came to QPR looking for a new challenge after six years at West Ham, a wonderful time capped off by promotion at Wembley.”

― Robert Green

“Playing lovely football and making wonderful saves is not a challenge.”

― Robert Green

“The people of this state won’t back down from a challenge. Not in the fight for civil rights, not in defending our nation’s freedoms, not in the aftermath of devastating natural disasters.”

― Robert J. Bentley

“Those who challenge the law in one or another of its aspects weaken the whole legal structure of society. For one man to disobey a law he does not like is to invite others to disobey another law which he may regard as indispensable to his own livelihood – or life.”

― Robert Kennedy

“If you want to thrive in today’s economy, you must challenge the status quo and get the financial education necessary to succeed.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Early in my career, having many visible tattoos created obstacles and presented quite a challenge to move forward. I’ve heard comments like, ‘actors don’t have tattoos.’ The notion of typecasting was a reoccurring theme despite my passion toward creativity and personal expression.”

― Robert LaSardo

“An actor is an impersonator; he plays many different roles. If you played the same role all the time, God – that’d be a boring career. When you take on different roles and become a different person, that’s called acting… It’s a challenge.”

― Robert Loggia

“We must accept life for what it actually is – a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

“The challenge is what was making it exciting. You don’t want to do anything that’s too easy or that you know that you can pull off, otherwise it’s really not worth doing.”

― Robert Rodriguez

“One thing that I’m continually reminded of is just to always find something that will challenge you in a new way, a very new way, and that’s not the easiest of roads, but it’s the most exciting.”

― Robert Sheehan

“There are actors who do various different shades of a similar character, which is fine. But I prefer the Cillian Murphy school of doing something that takes you so far outside yourself that it’s an incredible challenge and adventure.”

― Robert Sheehan

“We can today open wide the history of their administrations and point with pride to every act, and challenge the world to point out a single act stained with injustice to the North, or with partiality to their own section.”

― Robert Toombs

“We like to challenge ourselves, and having new material and presenting it to the world is fun and exciting and fresh.”

― Robert Trujillo

“’Some Kind of Monster’ is a challenge, and ‘Through the Never’ is an extension of that. Even the album we made with Lou Reed, it was a challenge.”

― Robert Trujillo

“’Justice’ is the biggest challenge ’cause it’s also complex in the arrangements.”

― Robert Trujillo

“No, feminism isn’t ‘over.’ We need it not only to challenge injustice but because the whole gender expectations thing is bad for men, too.”

― Robert Webb

“It’s interesting: I think, as a Latino actor, the biggest challenge is being called ‘Latino’ because immediately, the world has a perception of what that means.”

― Roberto Aguire

“I come from Maceio, where it is very hot all year around. I moved to Florinoples in the south, which is very cold. I passed the tests that were asked of me there, and that got me the move to Germany. I could have stayed in Brazil, but I wanted the challenge.”

― Roberto Firmino

“Although racism does, of course, occur in individual acts, these acts are part of a larger system that we all participate in. The focus on individual incidences prevents the analysis that is necessary in order to challenge this larger system.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“I do atypical work for a white person, which is that I lead primarily white audiences in discussions on race every day, in workshops all over the country. That has allowed me to observe very predictable patterns. And one of those patterns is this inability to tolerate any kind of challenge to our racial reality.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“Everything’s the same; I’m living with cancer and it’s not going to stop me. But until you really test yourself and challenge yourself, I don’t think you quite know.”

― Robin Roberts

“One of the fastest ways to find the solution to an issue or challenge you are facing is to ask the right questions.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“If we are paying attention to our lives, we’ll recognise those defining moments. The challenge for so many of us is that we are so deep into daily distractions and ‘being busy, busy’ that we miss out on those moments and opportunities that – if jumped on – would get our careers and personal lives to a whole new level of wow.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“I wasn’t artistic in drawing or painting, but I think I am artistic in sport. I think I’m always looking for the ultimate, the maximum. It’s a challenge that excites me.”

― Robin Van Persie

“I live on having a challenge when the line is really thin. I like it the most when you have no clue what is going to happen.”

― Robin Van Persie

“Arsenal are a great club, but after eight years, sometimes you feel that you need a new challenge.”

― Robin Van Persie

“It is a big challenge for me to come to the Chinese Super League.”

― Robinho

“So long as you tell a story that falls within the fairly generous boundaries of the suspense novel, you’re free to make the novel as good as you can. You’re allowed to challenge the reader. You can experiment with voice and style.”

― Rodman Philbrick

“I slap people in public, especially erring policemen. I can even challenge them to a duel. I am a gunfighter.”

― Rodrigo Duterte

“The biggest challenge of any cinematographer is making the imagery fit together of a piece: that the whole film has a unity to it, and actually, that a shot doesn’t stand out.”

― Roger Deakins

“Every day, I like getting up because there’s another challenge.”

― Roger Penske

“With the House of Marley, over the years we’ve been trying to establish ourselves not just as a brand but a lifestyle movement. So it’s been a challenge to get people to adapt to our new way of thinking. We’re all about sustainability, the natural life, the eco life.”

― Rohan Marley

“You should not remain in your comfort zone; if you want to make it big, you must challenge yourself, get out of your comfort zone, and succeed in doing well outside of your comfort areas.”

― Rohit Sharma

“Singapore is a pretty fantastic place, and the race is always a challenge.”

― Romain Grosjean

“Sometimes the challenge of beating the jet lag and getting a decent sleep can be as hard to solve as finding the right setup for the car!”

― Romain Grosjean

“We all know that change is inevitable. It provides us with a challenge and an opportunity to grow and improve and to attract new members with new ideas.”

― Ron D. Burton

“Barack Obama may have found the answer to his biggest rhetorical challenge: When millions of voters are unemployed or underemployed, how does a president simultaneously sound realistic and optimistic?”

― Ron Fournier

“The challenge coaches face is replacing players they were counting on to be major pieces of a puzzle. In a lot of cases, there is just no way to make the necessary adjustments.”

― Ron Jaworski

“Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong.”

― Ron Paul

“Frankly, it is clear that we would be better off in the long run without federal funding, and the challenge right now is that if we lost it altogether, we would have a lot of stations go dark.”

― Ron Schiller

“King v. Burwell pointed at but did not directly challenge the ACA’s most essential weakness: Government-mandated participation in health insurance exchanges as a precondition to receiving a subsidy is not the best or most effective means of achieving its goal of expanded access to health coverage.”

― Ron Williams

“Some people say that you should read people who think completely differently from you so that everything you read and everything that they say is a challenge to you but there’s something to be said for reading people where you think, ‘Yes, that’s how I would have said it if I could have found the words for it’.”

― Ronald Frame

“I like a challenge. The fact that these are secret organizations, and also very important organizations that can engage in abuses that are so important to our national security – all that attracts me.”

― Ronald Kessler

“I would like to take on roles which nobody would expect. I don’t want to be reduced to love stories. I’d like to try dark, edgy roles. I need a challenge.”

― Ronan Keating

“Donald Trump has created a movement; my job is to keep momentum behind it, keep it growing for the 2018 challenge.”

― Ronna McDaniel

“There were certainly things I was scared to do, but I never thought I wasn’t up for the challenge.”

― Rooney Mara

“The only difference between men and women in science is that the women have the babies. This makes it more difficult for women in science but should not be seen as a barrier, for it is merely another challenge to be overcome.”

― Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

“I am not going to be licked by tragedy, as life is a challenge, and we must carry on and work for the living as well as mourn for the dead.”

― Rose Kennedy

“I’m just a very impatient person. It’s always something that I’m working on, and just staying interested in the fight game is the biggest challenge for me. As long as I’m interested and I have an incentive to stay interested, then I’m unbeatable.”

― Rose Namajunas

“Coming to Chelsea was a big challenge for me.”

― Ross Barkley

“I have to go on being a priest and bishop, that is, to celebrate God and what God has done in Jesus, and to offer in God’s name whatever I can discern of God’s perspective on the world around – something which involves both challenge and comfort.”

― Rowan Williams

“We are all one – or at least we should be – and it is our job, our duty, and our great challenge to fight the voices of division and seek the salve of reconciliation.”

― Roy Barnes

“Our biggest challenge is always story. The story is the ultimate thing you try to tackle.”

― Roy Conli

“The challenge is moving fast and staying great. You have to keep the bar high. There’s only one way you can evolve the brand and perception, which is to deliver. You just gotta lay it down.”

― Roy Price

“Television is a different challenge; it is not a stage. But each opportunity that I have to learn I learn, and I take the opportunity to work.”

― Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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

― Rulon Gardner

“My worry about the New York Times is that it’s got the only position as a national elitist general-interest paper. So the network news picks up its cues from the Times. And local papers do too. It has a huge influence. And we’d love to challenge it.”

― Rupert Murdoch

“I sort of challenge people’s perceptions of what a gay man is, which is kinda good.”

― Russell Tovey

“It’s been invigorating being back on the West Coast, being at Alphabet, because there is so much innovation. And the big challenge is, how do you think about resource allocation and priorities when you have so many great options? But wearing jeans instead of suits and popping into driverless cars has also been a lot of fun.”

― Ruth Porat

“What I like best is the challenge of learning something I didn’t know how to do, going beyond my comfort level.”

― Ruth Reichl

“Who does this, at age 71, try to put a tour together from scratch? I have to say it’s scary at times. But I like a challenge ’cause it keeps you on your toes.”

― Ry Cooder

“The longer you’re stuck in a position that doesn’t truly challenge you, the less likely you’ll be able to leave it. Inertia, in fact, is one of my worst fears.”

― Ryan Holmes

“It helps to look at branding as a challenge that entrepreneurs spend years perfecting.”

― Ryan Holmes

“The challenge is to stay true to the characters while also having them be entertaining every day, because it turns out that just watching someone be true to themselves isn’t that rad to watch.”

― Ryan North

“When you play against older players, it’s always a challenge physically and mentally.”

― Ryan Sessegnon

“It is a great opportunity and a great challenge to be a part of Indian team for the World Cup.”

― S. Sreesanth

“If you have debt, you have to worry about it. I would challenge each of you to try to be debt-free.”

― S. Truett Cathy

“I challenge British Muslims to accept that as strongly as they feel about Iraq or counter-terrorism measures, poverty and inequality have the biggest impact on the lives of the majority of British Muslims and do the most to prevent potential being fulfilled.”

― Sadiq Khan

“I was an easygoing guy, and school was pretty much people trying to challenge me to a fight, y’know, saying, ‘Rambo! Rocky!’”

― Sage Stallone

“It’s one thing to be a comic book fan, but when you have to create a character and put him in a suit and keep the story grounded in reality, the challenge sometimes is making sure he actually uses his powers.”

― Salim Akil

“Indies are always an extra challenge. The time is shorter because you have less money to spend and fewer days to shoot.”

― Salli Richardson

“Characters that are not the norm or a bit out of the ordinary are always a challenge as an actress. You learn more by using different tools for those type of characters. They are always much more fun to play and much more interesting. They take you places that you wouldn’t necessarily go in your everyday life.”

― Sally Hawkins

“You have to have that core creative team around you who’s going to support your vision, and challenge and evolve it.”

― Sam Esmail

“A P2P business is a company that creates a platform which allows individuals or ‘peers’ to directly buy and sell from each other. This activity has sometimes been called the ‘sharing economy.’ Some are wary of these new companies and the challenge they pose to the established market.”

― Sam Graves

“I think every job I do, I sort of look for the challenge in. I mean, that’s why we do this job. It’s not, you know, obviously not for the money or for the fame, it’s for, I guess finding out more about yourself.”

― Sam Heughan

“I created my own charity called My Peak Challenge. We’ve been able to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds. It’s helping change people’s lives, and I’ve had lots of wonderful letters about it.”

― Sam Heughan

“I deliberately, in a way, went for something that was a huge challenge and was a big period film. I was excited about the canvas on which I could tell the story as much as the story itself.”

― Sam Mendes

“’On the Road’ is another one of those, a film in which the audience has a very clear idea of who they think your character is, so you know you are asking for it. But that’s the challenge.”

― Sam Riley

“When I had cancer – of the colon first, followed by breast cancer and a mastectomy – my motto used to be ‘Drips by day, Prada by night.’ I felt that I had to grasp it in the same way as you’d take on any challenge.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“I am done with the cliched heroine roles. I can’t go to work without a challenge. I want to do films that drive me, films in which I am a part of the main plot.”

― Samantha Akkineni

“Filming is quite exciting because every day is different, but it can involve long hours standing around in chilly locations. Theatre is a very different challenge because every night you’re striving to keep it fresh, even though you might have been performing the same play for months.”

― Samantha Bond

“I am a guy who likes a challenge. I don’t like to go somewhere where I am used to winning.”

― Samir Nasri

“I don’t care where you go or what company you work for – and I’ve pretty much worked for them all – WWE by far is the most brutal road schedule in the world. It takes a special kind of individual to navigate that and be able to thrive in that environment. It’s a challenge that I’ve enjoyed.”

― Samoa Joe

“Perhaps the greatest challenge has been trying to keep my time to myself and my private life private in order to do my job. Everything that is most mine belongs to everyone now.”

― Sandra Cisneros

“What’s always a challenge for me is that my Spanish is not the level of my English. Nor do I read in Spanish the way I read in English.”

― Sandra Cisneros

“Build an environment that empowers your team to take risks. Set metrics for what needs to be achieved and measure against them to track progress along the way. If targets aren’t being met, challenge your team to reassess and come back with a new strategy. And create a culture where people are awarded for challenging the status quo.”

― Sandra E. Peterson

“Most women I know who have been successful in business, it’s because they’ve been willing to take on the risky challenge that other people would say, ‘Oh, I’m not sure I want to do that.’”

― Sandra E. Peterson

“While UPA2’s handling of immediate foreign policy challenges can be criticised, it would be difficult to challenge the long-term relevance of the principles that define the Manmohan Singh Doctrine.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“The Indian voter will not shy away from sacrificing in the national interest. If the voter is convinced that high oil prices are a national challenge and that the government is doing its best to deal with the challenge, the voter would be willing to bear the burden.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“The challenge of leadership in a plural democracy is to construct policies that ensure political stability, social equity, and economic progress on the basis of a widely shared ethical and cultural foundation.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“Every part of my game has room to improve, and that’s a challenge that I’m willing to accept. That’s a challenge I will continue to get better at.”

― Saquon Barkley

“I love a challenge and the last four years it has all come to fruition and it has been wonderful.”

― Sarah Brightman

“Mozart is always a bit of a challenge – you know, even though it is often given to very young singers, it is actually the most complicated to sing in many instances.”

― Sarah Brightman

“I don’t know what makes me me. Sometimes it’s really annoying to be me, but I have always had a spirit that wants to find a challenge, parties, the life, the attention, where the most energy is – I’m going in.”

― Sarah Carter

“My deepest challenge has been an internal one. It’s allowing success to take over by focusing on how many Twitter followers I have or what people are saying about me online, or just feeling like no matter how much success I get, it’s not enough.”

― Sarah Drew

“If Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t understand something, it’s not defeat. It’s not even something he has to accept. It’s merely a challenge he needs to engineer his way out of, and that includes human emotions and relationships.”

― Sarah Lacy

“When gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals come out, their friends and families, for the most part, understand what it feels like to love and to lust. Cisgender people have more of a challenge when it comes to transgender identities. I discovered that analogy of homesickness in conversations with my parents, in trying to bridge that empathy divide.”

― Sarah McBride

“It’s a big challenge for me to keep my integrity and some of my privacy intact.”

― Sarah McLachlan

“Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge, and children with special needs inspire a very, very special love.”

― Sarah Palin

“Politics isn’t just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it.”

― Sarah Palin

“The challenge is not to replace Obama but with who. It’s not enough to just change up the uniform, if we don’t change the team and the game plan, we won’t save our country.”

― Sarah Palin

“I’m never sure what’s coming next, but I’m an open minded person and I welcome any challenge.”

― Sarah Polley

“The goal as an actor is to constantly surround yourself with amazing artists who challenge you and make you grow.”

― Sarah Shahi

“Taking command of HMS Portland is definitely the highlight of my 16 years in the Navy. It is a challenge that I am fully trained for and ready to undertake.”

― Sarah West

“I’m a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.”

― Sasha Cohen

“My goal is to be myself, and to challenge stereotypes, and to follow the rules, and break them, and make new rules. It’s not about doing something that’s already been done. That would be silly.”

― Sasha Grey

“Obviously, I’m still building a name and reputation for myself. The stigmas that come with my past will remain there for quite some time, but I’m not afraid to challenge those things, and I never have been.”

― Sasha Grey

“I love hearing the same songs over and over again – as long as queens challenge themselves to come up with new ways of performing them.”

― Sasha Velour

“It’s important in drag to challenge things and present your own vision.”

― Sasha Velour

“I would never knowingly go into a film that I wouldn’t pay to see, or something that didn’t challenge me.”

― Scarlett Johansson

“I enjoy difficult tasks. What’s hard is finding the people to do them and finding a team to actually enjoy success. That is the real challenge of success.”

― Scooter Braun

“The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we’re in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it’s very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie.”

― Scott Bakula

“I think the challenge in hour television or half-hour television is that the more it’s around, certainly on commercial television, the less time you have to tell stories these days, because the more commercials they’re putting in.”

― Scott Bakula

“The challenge of a revival is how to bring something fresh. The reward is the opportunity to add different flourishes. You’re dealing with different actors, designers and a different time.”

― Scott Ellis

“Every challenger has come forward and said he’s going to challenge me and win because I’m out of touch with the constituents. We run a race, the election comes, and the majority of voters disagree with them.”

― Scott Garrett

“There’s nothing worse – I don’t like listening to actors talk about the process, especially when – I mean, for me I’ve played a lot of guys, dudes, boys in a sense and this was a challenge for me just to play that official character.”

― Scott Speedman

“One challenge is trying to extend access to more poorly served communities in rural areas and in the inner city. Sometimes you have kids who are suffering from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, and they have no way of getting access to the remedies that are available to them.”

― Scott Stossel

“The inviolability of the seal of confession is so fundamental to the very nature of the sacrament that any proposal which undermines that inviolability is a challenge to the rights of every Catholic to freedom of religion and conscience.”

― Sean Brady

“There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man.”

― Sean Connery

“There’s always a new challenge to keep you motivated.”

― Sean Connery

“I think the greatest challenge between child and parent is communication.”

― Sean Covey

“Part of the challenge of being an entrepreneur, if you’re going for a really huge opportunity, is trying to find problems that aren’t quite on the radar yet and try to solve those.”

― Sean Parker

“I always want to do things that really have to be done, something that’s a challenge – and I’m trying not to repeat myself.”

― Sebastian Koch

“Even as a college professor at Carnegie Mellon and Stanford, I saw myself as an entrepreneur, and I went out, took risks, and tried to invent new things, such as participating in the DARPA Grand Challenge and working on self-driving cars.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“I love hip-hop and soul, but I desperately want to challenge it and see what I can bring to it.”

― Seinabo Sey

“I think it’s healthy to gain a perspective on who you are deep down, question yourself, and challenge yourself; it’s important to do that.”

― Selena Gomez

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

― Sergio Ramos

“As an artist, you never want to write the same song again, you always want to challenge yourself to writing in a different way.”

― Serj Tankian

“The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is the perfect place for a dialogue that brings together industry, civil society, U.N. agencies, and countries around a shared response to the challenge of protecting children against vaccine-preventable illness.”

― Seth Berkley

“If a novelist has created vivid characters, interesting relationships, settings the reader can easily imagine, and intriguing stories, a screenwriter has loads to work with. The challenge comes with deciding what to cut and what to keep.”

― Seth Grahame-Smith

“The thing about veterans, they know how to challenge the establishment. They’re not afraid to take on the people in control. They’re not afraid to put people over politics or over their political party.”

― Seth Moulton

“I guess it’s a kind of a goal for any actor to be the lead of a movie. Not for ego reasons, but because it is creatively the biggest challenge.”

― Seth Rogen

“Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn’t want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish.”

― Shakira

“Nobody challenges me. I challenge myself.”

― Shakuntala Devi

“I do think the challenge, in a way for me, is to write a narrative film and when you finish watching it you feel like it’s a collage. You tell the narrative, you tell the story, but you feel like you’ve created this tapestry. But it also has a shape, a story.”

― Shane Black

“Challenge me. Treat me like a game of checkers and play me. That’s all I’m asking, just play me. Treat me like Sega and play me.”

― Shaquille O’Neal

“As the owner of the Arison Group, a philanthropic and business enterprise that spans across 40 countries in 5 continents, my ongoing challenge is to bridge the gap between what I envision and its understanding and practical implementation. The Arison Group operates to realize the overall vision of Doing Good.”

― Shari Arison

“I’m not particularly fond of playing villains. I do want to be a working actor, and I’ve had to look at what was offered to me, what roles I could get, and what I could do with them. Even though I’m not drawn to putting those kinds of darker characters out there, I think it’s an interesting challenge.”

― Sharlto Copley

“My topics are timely. When an event is happening is when I want to be there… I think it is our duty to challenge the status quo.”

― Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

“I will entertain things that are entertaining and sound interesting and challenge me. But acting just doesn’t come second-nature to me.”

― Sharon Van Etten

“Though the euphoria surrounding Barack Obama’s election last week as President-elect has not yet begun to subside, it is already time to recognise that the most important challenge facing the next U.S. president is to restore America’s standing in the eyes of the world.”

― Shashi Tharoor

“I want to go to colleges and give seminars. I want to sit down with kids in classrooms and have them challenge me.”

― Shawn Crahan

“I feel like every time I write a song, it feels like the first time I wrote a song. It’s just as hard. It doesn’t get easier, but that’s why I love it: because it’s a challenge every time.”

― Shawn Mendes

“For the Holy Ghost blesses us with optimism and wisdom at times of challenge that we simply cannot muster on our own.”

― Sheri L. Dew

“I am innately very shy, and I have struggled with that challenge for years.”

― Sheri L. Dew

“The Hyperloop One Global Challenge started as a call to action for innovators, engineers, trailblazers, and dreamers around the world who shared our vision of creating a new mode of transportation. The Global Challenge became a movement of thousands of people from more than 100 countries over six continents.”

― Shervin Pishevar

“Nintendo’s philosophy is never to go the easy path; it’s always to challenge ourselves and try to do something new.”

― Shigeru Miyamoto

“To create a new standard, you have to be up for that challenge and really enjoy it.”

― Shigeru Miyamoto

“I wanted to enjoy my life and challenge myself.”

― Shinsuke Nakamura

“I feel as if I accomplished everything in Japan, so I wanted to challenge myself. I wanted something new, so I decided to come to WWE.”

― Shinsuke Nakamura

“Being here in the United States, English is not my first language. It’s kind of a challenge for me, a big challenge for my family.”

― Shinsuke Nakamura

“The invention of email evolved from a challenge to solve a real world problem.”

― Shiva Ayyadurai

“You have to challenge yourself about the choices you make as an artist.”

― Shura

“Cancer has enormous diversity and behaves differently: it’s highly mutable, the evolutionary principles are very complicated and often its capacity to be constantly mystifying comes as a big challenge.”

― Siddhartha Mukherjee

“Finding the right form of debate regarding Israeli policies will remain a challenge in Germany. Even with every conceivable and warranted criticism, the danger always arises that it will be exploited by those who consciously or unconsciously present anti-Semitism in a new guise.”

― Sigmar Gabriel

“The advent of Google+ and the emergence of the personalized web means this is more true than ever. Brands, and their advertising partners, must wake up to this challenge and define themselves with clarity, consistency and authenticity. Otherwise they just might find themselves shouting in a ghost town.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“Without question, CEOs, executives and employees in companies in the United States and around the world have rallied to face the challenge of a social media marketplace.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“Brands are faced with the daily challenge of massively scaling their outreach in order to build personal relationships. While this may seem like a contradiction in terms, it becomes much more possible when brands shift from push to pull dynamics in their marketing.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“The challenge for a nonfiction writer is to achieve a poetic precision using the documents of truth but somehow to make people and places spring to life as if the reader was in their presence.”

― Simon Schama

“The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past.”

― Simon Sinek

“Offer someone the opportunity to rebuild a company or reinvent an industry as the primary incentive, and it will attract those drawn to the challenge first and the money second.”

― Simon Sinek

“I take every day like a big challenge.”

― Simona Halep

“My challenge is to win every match I play.”

― Simona Halep

“Always it’s like big challenge for me. Every point is a big challenge. So I do everything I can.”

― Simona Halep

“I feel that I can face any challenge.”

― Simona Halep

“Infrastructure development is a huge challenge for the people of Amethi.”

― Smriti Irani

“To date, nearly 100,000 Hispanics have died with AIDS. Since Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the United States, our challenge is even greater.”

― Solomon Ortiz

“For a movie actor, the biggest challenge on TV is the number of close-up shots.”

― Sonali Bendre

“Well-settled is just a state of mind. I don’t think I’m in that state. I look for challenges every day. Bringing up my child, looking after my house is also a challenge.”

― Sonali Bendre

“As actors, we want to choose somebody who has conflicts. I can’t be always playing the girl next door. What’s the challenge in that?”

― Sonam Kapoor

“I love winning, and I love the challenge.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“I like the challenge, week in, week out, of trying to play good, consistent footy.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“My biggest challenge for myself is to be the best father I can be and be the best husband I can be.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“I don’t think of depression as contagious. Other depressed people challenge the idea – which can be very persistent and irritating – that there is something odd about you: that you are unique with regard to this wretched state.”

― Spike Milligan

“When millions of dollars and thousands of humanitarian workers poured into Indonesia, we quickly faced the challenge of coordinating our own bureaucracy with the multitudes of approaches and priorities the donor community wanted to pursue.”

― Sri Mulyani Indrawati

“The only thing that I have to be assured of is that the character must be negative for a sensible reason. She should not be behind everyone’s life just for fun, which is the case in many serials. Moreover, it will also test my potential as an actor, so playing a negative character would be an interesting challenge for me.”

― Sriti Jha

“Part of the reason voter suppression works is we’ve created this culture that says you don’t challenge the outcome of elections unless the act is so egregious as to be absolutely clear on its face.”

― Stacey Abrams

“The saxophone is an imperfect instrument, especially the tenor and soprano, as far as intonation goes. The challenge is to sing on an imperfect instrument that is outside of your body.”

― Stan Getz

“I enjoy the challenge of being a head coach.”

― Stan Van Gundy

“The challenge that we faced with the arrival of the Obama administration is, they didn’t really have time to build trust before they had to make big, difficult decisions.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“Soldiers fighting a daily battle under frightening conditions can feel their leaders are far removed from their reality. There’s no magic cure for this challenge, and soothing words that aren’t backed up by action encourage cynicism.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“The basic DNA we’ve got to implant in leaders now is adaptability: not to get wedded to the solution to a particular problem, because not only the problem but the solution changes day to day. Creating people who are hardwired for that is going to be our challenge for the future.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“There’s this intense media spotlight; there’s a need to be transparent, and, ‘Oh, by the way, I’m also trying to fight a war at the same time.’ It’s a challenge, but it goes with the job.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“What we all like in life, I think, is the challenge of making something… that is not easy to do.”

― Stanley Donen

“I want to challenge the presumption that the world cannot know it is the world unless there is an alternative to the world.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“I’m functioning on a lung and a half, but I have proved that it’s possible to challenge yourself.”

― Stefanie Powers

“When it’s my show, I know that everybody is there to see me – but I like a challenge, and I like the fact that at festivals, not everybody is there to see me, but I have the chance to convert people.”

― Stefflon Don

“It’s a nice challenge to escape your reality. I think that’s why actors do what we do. We like to play other people. It’s therapeutic.”

― Stella Maeve

“Everybody thinks I’m so serious and the dark side is very accessible to me, so of course it’s a challenge to do something funny.”

― Stellan Skarsgard

“The captaincy is about putting the team first, making sure the girls are happy – that they’re comfortable with the processes we have, the way that the schedule is – to be able to challenge people on and off the pitch: not telling them off, but advising them.”

― Steph Houghton

“I really appreciate Barry Jenkins as a filmmaker and the fact that he’s always wanting to push the envelope and challenge perspective and make people uncomfortable in a way that doesn’t seem like it’s allowed anymore.”

― Stephan James

“Every project is a new challenge for an actor. If it’s not, it’s boring.”

― Stephanie Sigman

“While there is a great value in things that are old, it seems that the overwhelming challenge in Britain in the late 20th century is to make every effort to see value in the contemporary and in the future.”

― Stephen Bayley

“Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It’s the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge.”

― Stephen Covey

“The challenge of work-life balance is without question one of the most significant struggles faced by modern man.”

― Stephen Covey

“I try to make it look easy, but the behind-the-scenes stuff is the challenge.”

― Stephen Curry

“To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.”

― Stephen Hawking

“Archaeologists have made discoveries that challenge fundamental traditions of Judaism as well as those of Christianity and Islam.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“In the past, secularists sought to challenge dogma by the use of rational argument, claiming, for example, that miracles described in the Bible are scientifically impossible.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“Once I began doing stand-up, I didn’t get a kick out of the applause or being the centre of attention – but I did get a kick out of the jigsaw puzzle aspect of it, searching for the right bit, adding another few pieces each night until the bigger picture appears. That’s the appeal: the challenge of it.”

― Stephen Merchant

“My imagination ran 24/7, and to me, every problem was a challenge to solve and new product to create. It wasn’t until I started teaching that I realized that not everyone’s head worked the same way.”

― Steve Blank

“It’s easy to scare people. It’s easy to shock them. But making people laugh and making them feel is a big challenge.”

― Steve Carr

“I always find it easier to portray myself as being unlikeable and idiotic; to actually play a character that is likeable and engages the audience is far more difficult. It’s a more subtle kind of challenge.”

― Steve Coogan

“But I’m able to just keep going, and that’s the challenge. It’s the next song. And then just enjoying the shows and people who come out to the shows. It’s pretty organic, really.”

― Steve Forbert

“I have ideas in mind, things that I’m working toward. There have to be goals; there has to be a challenge. Just playing, in and of itself, is great. But there has to be some motivation to it.”

― Steve Forbert

“The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China.”

― Steve Forbes

“Anytime you play a finalist it’s going to be a challenge.”

― Steve Nash

“I think everyone around the world knows the tools are there in England’s armoury to do well in a World Cup. The challenge is to go out there and prove it.”

― Steven Gerrard

“The major challenge facing most foundations is that they are risk averse. This inhibits their ability to experiment and commit to the experimentation and innovation process.”

― Steven Levitt

“I turned down ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Spider-Man,’ two movies that I knew would be phenomenally successful, because I had already made movies like that before and they offered no challenge to me. I don’t need my ego to be reminded.”

― Steven Spielberg

“Making a movie where the central character is a horse was a challenge. Because I’m scared of riding. I was thrown as a kid. One of my daughters is a competitive jumper, we live with horses, we have stables on our property. But I don’t ride. I observe, and I worry.”

― Steven Spielberg

“It’s a challenge every year with a TV series. You want to keep evolving and keep it going. That’s part of the fun.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“In places like Glasgow and Newcastle, audiences have a tradition of being amusingly combative. But they’re not trying to ruin the act, they’re trying to give you a challenge. It’s like a cat playing with a mouse – the cat doesn’t want the mouse to die, it wants to keep it alive for its own amusement and to be entertained by its struggle.”

― Stewart Lee

“Our Parliamentary system has simply failed to meet the challenge of judicial activism.”

― Stockwell Day

“My retirement, back in 1976, began as a one-year boycott to challenge the media on that question. I refused to return until the media, and radio stations in particular, got a hold on identifiably Canadian songs.”

― Stompin’ Tom Connors

“The thing that’s so tough about ‘Broken Skull Challenge’ is you’re going head-to-head with another human being who may or may not be stronger than you and may or may not want it more than you.”

― Stone Cold Steve Austin

“I’m really proud of ‘Broken Skull Challenge.’”

― Stone Cold Steve Austin

“The thing about the ‘Broken Skull Challenge’ is that there’s really nothing else like it on television.”

― Stone Cold Steve Austin

“I like the spreads – designing them is a welcome challenge – but for a dyed-in-the-wool page-a-day journeyman like me, it can be tough to leave a drawing unfinished at the end of the workday.”

― Stuart Immonen

“I am ready to work, I am ready for this job and I am ready for this challenge.”

― Stuart Pearce

“As far as the opposition to Jayalalitha was concerned, it was that she was misusing authority for personal corruption, denying people their liberties, attacking the opposition with violence, and there was nobody who could challenge her.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“I think when you go through any surgery, your body changes. And with that, it can be probably the toughest mental challenge you’re gonna face.”

― Sue Bird

“I think the plasticity of the novel is its greatest challenge. There are no rules; there is no necessary form. You can know what you want it to be, or do, and still not know how to write it. There are endless possibilities, infinite choices. What voice should it be in? What events to start with? What characters will be part of it?”

― Sue Miller

“Pop music is so structured, and I’m excited to try and challenge that in my own work.”

― Sufjan Stevens

“I’ve been trying to challenge myself to be more explicit. I’ve always liked punk rock and Sonic Youth. I make that music privately, but I’ve never released it.”

― Sufjan Stevens

“Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There’s nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring.”

― Sugar Ray Leonard

“In space, if you push, you are usually going somewhere, so staying on the treadmill was a challenge at first, even with the harness.”

― Sunita Williams

“I used to practice at the hockey ground on synthetic surface while I was in the sports hostel, so Test cricket is certainly going to be a challenge for me.”

― Suresh Raina

“An actor has to remember the primary reason why he chose the profession that he did. If every role that I do doesn’t challenge me, then what is the point of being an actor?”

― Sushant Singh Rajput

“The world’s biggest challenge comes from the threats of climate change and terrorism. In India’s case, terrorism is not bred in some faraway land but from across our border.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“National security, both internal and external, is a challenge.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“Ensuring that the benefits of globalisation are shared widely remains a challenge.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“The one thing – apart from assumptions about German – that I have to challenge frequently is people assuming that lexicographers are fierce protectors of the language when in fact our job is not to put a lid on it.”

― Susie Dent

“The lopsided attitudes of college professors pose a serious challenge to learning because students are so susceptible to becoming lopsided sheep.”

― Suzanne Fields

“Remember: If the IRS suspects you haven’t reported income, it can challenge returns from the past six years. So if you are self-employed or have multiple income sources, hold on to six years of files to be absolutely safe.”

― Suze Orman

“In 1995, I founded The Molecular Sciences Institute with a gift from the Philip Morris Company where I hoped that we could create an environment where young people could pursue science in an atmosphere of harmonious purpose and high intellectual challenge.”

― Sydney Brenner

“I’m always looking for a new challenge. There are a lot of mountains to climb out there. When I run out of mountains, I’ll build a new one.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“I’m more focused and have a greater sense of challenge, because I constantly feel the weight of time.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“I enjoy the challenge of trying to say things beautifully. The message is secondary in that sense. Obviously, I have something that I want to say that’s very, very important to me – but the process of actually crafting it is essential.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I am looking for projects that challenge me, make me uncomfortable, and also projects that are in the hands of the right team. Then it’s up to me to take a leap of faith.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“Providing individuals with multiple pathways and resources to find work or foster ideas that both create jobs and address social challenges can have significant impact. Ultimately, this helps address the unemployment challenge.”

― Tae Yoo

“Solving the unemployment challenge means developing competitive skills so there are more qualified people eligible for the jobs today and the ones that will be created in the future.”

― Tae Yoo

“Drilling is risky because finding oil is only half the job. The real challenge is finding the money to pump the oil.”

― Tahl Raz

“I was so nervous because I was doing my first film. I didn’t want to embarrass myself. I’m an incredibly insecure person, and knowing that I had to go on set in next to nothing, it scared me, but at the same time, I knew it would be a challenge to open me up, not only as an actress but as a person.”

― Tahyna Tozzi

“I think something that every actor wants, whether they’ve done four movies or forty movies, is they want to find the work interesting. You want to come to work and think this is going to be a challenge.”

― Taika Waititi

“I’m not looking to set a standard… but, I believe I have offered a challenge to others with my work.”

― Talib Kweli

“As an actor, you look for roles that can constantly challenge you and you can learn from.”

― Talisa Soto

“Acting in an epic and a non-fictional film is a big challenge for actors, as they need to research extensively about the characters they are playing before stepping into their shoes.”

― Tamannaah

“Instead of looking outside of ourselves and counting potential enemies, fasting summons us to turn our glance inward, and to take the measure of our greatest challenge: the self, the ego, in our own eyes and as others see us.”

― Tariq Ramadan

“The challenge for Muslims in America is to respect the fears of ordinary people while resisting the exploitation of those fears by political parties, lobbies and sectors of the media. To meet this challenge, Muslims must reassess their own involvement, behavior and contributions in American society.”

― Tariq Ramadan

“I try to get roles that challenge me in what I can do and who I think I can portray. For me, it’s about creating characters with really fascinating stories, because that’s what I like to watch on TV.”

― Tatiana Maslany

“Something like ‘Rust and Bone’ would be a dream. Very pared down. ‘Orphan Black’ is such a challenge. I just need something that isn’t as full-on intense as that.”

― Tatiana Maslany

“I challenge anyone to tell me there isn’t evil in this world.”

― Taya Kyle

“My dream as an actor growing up was always to challenge myself to different genres, different roles, and it’s actually rare that an actor’s given that opportunity to do that.”

― Taylor Lautner

“Switching the public’s perception and view of me was, and still is, kind of a challenge to get them to see me outside of a character that I played on TV for so long.”

― Taylor Momsen

“The movies I make – the goal isn’t a mass audience. They’re not expensive films. So the attempt is to reach a much more limited audience – one would say an audience that enjoys films that challenge them emotionally and intellectually.”

― Taylor Sheridan

“My biggest challenge in my career is not looking or sounding like anybody.”

― Tech N9ne

“I never write my stories as a wake-up call as such. I simply explore the kinds of situations that I find personally challenging by placing characters into situations that challenge them in similar ways.”

― Ted Dekker

“I participate in the SNAP Challenge to raise awareness about the millions of people in our communities who struggle with hunger on a daily basis despite living in the most prosperous nation ever known.”

― Ted Deutch

“You can’t just repeat. It’s valueless. So we – we’re really keen to challenge ourselves. I suppose a byproduct of that will be challenging our fans a bit as well.”

― Ted Dwane

“I really enjoy comedy. It’s a real challenge.”

― Ted Levine

“The biggest challenge is to not be affected by praise because a lot of it is not from the heart. Being true to yourself about your strengths and weaknesses, when everyone out there has a strong opinion and wants to give advice, is another challenge.”

― Tena Desae

“I love to challenge myself.”

― Teresa Palmer

“Every artist has to grow, and has to challenge themselves with a new form of expression.”

― Terrence Howard

“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.”

― Terry Brennan

“I’ve always been an entrepreneur, but it’s never been about the money. I like a challenge, the harder the better.”

― Terry McAuliffe

“I think in national security, the war in Iraq is troublesome and a difficult challenge, but our troops and the military leaders we have are managing that situation, although it continues to be very risky and very dangerous.”

― Thad Cochran

“You have years where most things go your way, and you have years where more things than usual seem like a challenge.”

― Theo Epstein

“The Red Sox hadn’t won in 86 years when we took over. We didn’t run from that challenge – we embraced it.”

― Theo Epstein

“The Cubs – with their passionate fans, dedicated ownership, tradition, and World Series drought – represented the ultimate new challenge and the one team I could imagine working for after such a fulfilling Red Sox experience.”

― Theo Epstein

“While I find my job as an actor challenging, I also think that there’s fun in that challenge.”

― Theo James

“I remember people saying that Atletico wanted me, that they are a big team, and that it will be a big challenge for me. I don’t know why, but I just felt really prepared for it, really confident. I went there and tried to do my best in training as well as learn the language really quickly. That was important, I think.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“I think all good architecture should challenge you, make you start asking questions. You don’t have to understand it. You may not like it. That’s OK.”

― Thom Mayne

“The threshold question in a Second Amendment challenge is one of scope: whether the Second Amendment protects the person, the weapon, or the activity in the first place.”

― Thomas Hardiman

“To make architecture with any real value is a massive challenge.”

― Thomas Heatherwick

“I really love a challenge, but in ‘Downton’ it was really hard going because there’s no CGI – what you see is what you get. These were real explosions right in front of our faces, and you just had to make sure that you cleared out of the way.”

― Thomas Howes

“If I stay alert, then I can challenge myself, and by challenging myself, that helps me to stay alive and to hopefully take something away from the experience.”

― Thomas Jane

“I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“As an astronaut, when you’re getting ready to go out of that hatch, you know that’s the pinnacle of both your career and your life. The view completely blows you away. The real challenge is getting past the excitement and getting focused and down to work.”

― Thomas Marshburn

“You cannot plan for the Champions League: the competitors are always overwhelming. It is a big new challenge every year.”

― Thomas Muller

“The rare opportunity of writing music for a movie about the making of ‘Mary Poppins’ was impossible to ignore. The fact that it could provide emotional content in relief of the struggles that the Sherman brothers and Walt Disney endured was reason enough to take on the challenge.”

― Thomas Newman

“In ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ the challenge was just transitions. Time transitions from 1961 to 1906; how do you follow a character in one environment to another? And sometimes these transitions were quick, so how do you do that?”

― Thomas Newman

“We live in a world of crisis, of challenge, and… it’s in our galleries that we can unpack the civilizations that we’re seeing the current manifestations of.”

― Thomas P. Campbell

“A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi… has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It’s not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.”

― Thurgood Marshall

“I remember reading Dr. Seuss books, and he’s rhyming so many words together and I just loved the way it sounded. It became a challenge for me, to put words together that nobody would ever think about putting together.”

― Tierra Whack

“I like a challenge. I need to feel passionate about something. If I’m not passionate about it, I can’t stand it. It has to feel real. DJ’ing, touring, charity work – anything.”

― Tiesto

“I’m a person who likes to tackle challenges. Google was a challenge when I got there. I think AOL’s a challenge. The way we run the company is a very team-focused environment.”

― Tim Armstrong

“AOL, I think, represented an opportunity for a few things. One is I’m a big believer in the AOL brand, and I think AOL as a brand has touched hundreds of millions of people around the world. Reigniting that brand is a very exciting challenge and a big opportunity.”

― Tim Armstrong

“The challenge is to manage the Web in an open way-not too much bureaucracy, not subject to political or commercial pressures. The U.S. should demonstrate that it is prepared to share control with the world.”

― Tim Berners-Lee

“Steve Fossett and I would share a common belief that it is possible and good to challenge yourself to the extreme.”

― Tim Cope

“It’s easy to just go out and buy a $200 piece of clothing. The real challenge is finding it for half that.”

― Tim Howard

“McCain is completely against the sequester. It was one thing when we had a Democratic chair who was against it – all the Democrats were against it. But to have a Republican chair who is outspoken and strong against the sequester, who has the credentials in military issues – who is going to challenge him?”

― Tim Kaine

“Learning lines is my biggest challenge.”

― Tim Meadows

“Being able to pit your wits against literally hundreds of other people is really exciting and ultimately the biggest single challenge for a poker player.”

― Tim Page

“Maintaining our standard; that’s our challenge day-in and day-out.”

― Tim Rice

“Doing comedy for film is always a challenge because you are in the hands of the editor after the fact. I am hoping I can do some more soon, I enjoy doing comedy.”

― Tim Roth

“Part of the challenge of being a black Republican anywhere is that you start off with people walking in with chips on their shoulder trying to figure out what is wrong with you.”

― Tim Scott

“When I say something, I want people to take it to the bank that I mean it and believe in it. It humbles me that companies want me. It’s a challenge to uphold their values and make their product look good. I take that personally.”

― Tim Tebow

“You have to raise the bar. Give yourself a challenge. Ask yourself, ‘How can one make the impossible materialise?’”

― Tim Walker

“I worry about global anti-Semitism – not just as a bad idea that originates from bad people, but also as something that arises as a challenge to global order.”

― Timothy D. Snyder

“Democracy only has substance if there’s the rule of law. That is, if people believe that the votes are going to be counted, and they are counted. If they believe that there’s a judiciary out there that will make sense of things if there’s some challenge. If there isn’t rule of law, people will be afraid to vote the way they want to vote.”

― Timothy D. Snyder

“Clearly a big challenge for Christianity is how to remain in contact with the millions of people who look for God but do not come to Church.”

― Timothy Radcliffe

“The next challenge for Christianity is to remind Europeans that we are called to seek the truth.”

― Timothy Radcliffe

“It’s a great challenge and a wonderful journey how to figure out how to be an artist and to carve my way.”

― Tobin Bell

“I don’t think I’ve had any adversity. I mean, yeah, I studied hard in school, but that’s not adversity. Everyone in the Nuba Mountains has faced incredible adversity, every single one of them. Just to finish primary school is an incredible challenge.”

― Tom Catena

“I spoke at TED Global 2010 about the ways that video games engage the brain, and in particular, the idea of reward structures: how a challenge or task can be broken down and presented to make it as engaging as possible.”

― Tom Chatfield

“I always look for a challenge and something that’s different.”

― Tom Cruise

“We know we’re up against the wall. We know how difficult a challenge it is, being in the minority.”

― Tom Daschle

“I’ve always tried to do things a little bit before they were being done by the mainstream. I challenge myself to do that in stand-up also, to talk about things that I’m not hearing anybody talk about onstage and in the media.”

― Tom Green

“I personally think if something’s not a challenge, there’s no point doing it, because you’re not gonna learn much.”

― Tom Holland

“As an actor, I love a challenge.”

― Tom Holland

“I’d say that it’s important for music to be there that gives you a challenge, that rearranges things in your head.”

― Tom Jenkinson

“I probably should have gotten out, but I really enjoyed the challenge of bringing a team to that game. In fact, I probably enjoy the challenge of it more than the actual game.”

― Tom Landry

“We need to see the FLSA and the minimum wage as part of a larger struggle to cut poverty and to address the challenge of income inequality.”

― Tom Perez

“South Africa has all the tools to compete in the new global village – an eager workforce, ready to take on any challenge.”

― Tom Peters

“When I write a song and come up with an arrangement and a vocal part, it’s always a challenge trying to find a singer who can interpret it sort of the way that I hear it, and it’s a very difficult thing to do. I mean, singing is like playing an instrument – everybody does it a little bit different – singing maybe even more so.”

― Tom Scholz

“I realized I really liked the screen. I knew it was a challenge, but I wasn’t afraid of risk.”

― Tom Selleck

“Writing a new play shouldn’t be seen as a mystery belonging to a priesthood, but as a challenge, a technical challenge, just to get into it.”

― Tom Stoppard

“My friends, history, history calls us to this time and to this place. A solemn choice rests with us – where do we go from here? Do we move slowly and incrementally? Or do we seize the challenge of our time and tackle the great issues of our day.”

― Tom Vilsack

“The grass is a very big challenge for me. There are these low bounces and different movements, which is very difficult, especially for my height and weight. When the surfaces change, and I start to play on grass, I start to feel it in the lower back and the lower hamstring.”

― Tomas Berdych

“There are actors who are really fantastically talented at being natural on screen and appearing to be themselves, but I like the challenge of becoming somebody else.”

― Toni Collette

“I’ve had a lot of success in England, and I’ve really enjoyed my time with Manchester City, but I wanted to challenge myself even further by playing abroad.”

― Toni Duggan

“Madrid are a great club and were the challenge I sought after my long and successful Bayern career.”

― Toni Kroos

“You need to beat the best, and it’s a great challenge, and I like that.”

― Toni Kroos

“In government you carry each hope; each disillusion. And in politics it’s always about the next challenge.”

― Tony Blair

“The exciting thing about doing art for someone else’s story is how I can translate their world through pictures, and that’s always a pretty big challenge.”

― Tony DiTerlizzi

“I think the biggest challenge when I’m on the road is being away from my family.”

― Tony Finau

“I enjoy the challenge of being a father… I try to do my best to be there for my children.”

― Tony Finau

“An ultimate joint challenge for the biological and the computational sciences is the understanding of the mechanisms of the human brain, and its relationship with the human mind.”

― Tony Hoare

“I want to be one of the youngest actors ever to direct a feature. That would be a nice thing to hear. It might prove to be a bigger challenge than I can take, but that’s the career I want, like George Clooney.”

― Tony Revolori

“As a competitor and an athlete, you love that you get to go back and challenge someone, especially the world champs.”

― Tony Romo

“When I walked into the studio, the chorus of ‘Nobody Love’ was already set. For me, the challenge was to make it have depth.”

― Tori Kelly

“My biggest challenge every day is to be a great mother and a great businesswoman.”

― Tory Burch

“One thing I learned particularly at Yale was how to work with others. Having studied so long trying to master myself, the biggest challenge was learning about the other person’s work.”

― Trai Byers

“Influential people are never satisfied with the status quo. They’re the ones who constantly ask, ‘What if?’ and ‘Why not?’ They’re not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom, and they don’t disrupt things for the sake of being disruptive; they do it to make things better.”

― Travis Bradberry

“Negative emotions will challenge your grit every step of the way. While it’s impossible not to feel your emotions, it’s completely under your power to manage them effectively and to keep yourself in a position of control. When you let your emotions overtake your ability to think clearly, it’s easy to lose your resolve.”

― Travis Bradberry

“Confident people tend to challenge themselves and compete, even when their efforts yield small victories. Small victories build new androgen receptors in the areas of the brain responsible for reward and motivation.”

― Travis Bradberry

“It’s a good challenge as an actor to express feelings without saying too many words.”

― Travis Fimmel

“I want to challenge myself and test myself against the best players in the world, and there are not many people better than the likes of Ronaldo.”

― Trent Alexander-Arnold

“We simply have never been able to predict what our next challenge will be.”

― Trent Franks

“’Downward Spiral’ felt like I had an unending bottomless pit of rage and self-loathing inside me and I had to somehow challenge something or I’d explode. I thought I could get through by putting everything into my music, standing in front of an audience and screaming emotions at them from my guts.”

― Trent Reznor

“I tend to arrive in the rehearsal process with very strongly developed ideas about what I want to do. But I don’t like those ideas to be things that are not subject to change, or subject to development, or subject to challenge.”

― Trevor Nunn

“Photography has become so fundamental to the way we see that ‘photography’ and ‘seeing’ are becoming more and more synonymous. The ubiquity of photography is, perhaps ironically, a challenge to curators, practitioners, and critics.”

― Trevor Paglen

“We can find athletes. The biggest challenge is personality. It’s finding charisma. In most sports, they tell you to turn down the personality. Look like everyone else on the team. It’s the team; it’s not you. In this, it’s the opposite. It’s you, not the team. We want you to become the big star.”

― Triple H

“I’ve never really been aware of what is said about me, whether it’s positive or negative. I ignore it. I’ve always had the mind-set: ‘No one can challenge me better than myself.’”

― Troy Polamalu

“It’s important to have frank discussions about what the other wants. To be in a relationship that is like a little lifetime, that’s a challenge.”

― Trudie Styler

“It is nice to be around people who think differently than you. They challenge your ideas and keep you from being complacent.”

― Tucker Carlson

“I want to challenge myself, challenge my styles.”

― Two Chainz

“I would have to challenge the term, modern dance. I don’t really use that term in relation to my work. I simply think of it as dancing. I think of it as moving.”

― Twyla Tharp

“I have the wherewithal to challenge myself for my entire life. That’s a great gift.”

― Twyla Tharp

“I’m obviously always interested in the dancer who’s an athlete and vice versa. I expect dancers to be in condition like an athlete is and to challenge themselves in the same way, to the same physical degree.”

― Twyla Tharp

“The way those clubs shift against Ted Williams, I can’t understand how he can be so stupid not to accept the challenge to him and hit to left field.”

― Ty Cobb

“I’m hoping that maybe I’ll start getting a reputation for being a guy who can be pretty versatile. That’s the challenge and the fun of being an actor. I love getting to play and do different things.”

― Tyler Labine

“I appreciate every team that wants me, and I take on every challenge.”

― Tyson Chandler

“Every player has their challenge to help the team. They all have a challenge individually and collectively to improve.”

― Unai Emery

“The challenge is how strange and different my voice sounds, so I have tried to sound like other people and tried to be something I wasn’t. I have tried to be a soul singer because someone else thought that a good idea. Not because I did.”

― Valerie June

“I don’t have a specific type of role that I aspire to play or aspire to act. I really like a challenge and I really like doing things that are different because if I had to do the same thing all the time, then I don’t think I would be an actor.”

― Vanessa Lengies

“I’m the kind of guy who really likes a challenge. It’s more rewarding.”

― Vanilla Ice

“I always want a challenge – always.”

― Vasyl Lomachenko

“Life’s a challenge, but that’s the best part.”

― Venus Williams

“Life is challenging but I’m always up for a challenge.”

― Venus Williams

“Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume.”

― Vera Wang

“I constantly compare myself to artists who have, like, 10 times the budget I do. My mind is the biggest challenge, honestly.”

― Verite

“I think it was a good challenge for me to get my reactions across without being able to speak.”

― Verne Troyer

“In fiction, it’s a big challenge to keep the reader in one place for so long.”

― Victor LaValle

“I do like to make things difficult for myself and my team, just from taking on a challenge, if you like.”

― Victoria Beckham

“I’m just looking as always for something that’s stimulating and I hope to find a good story that’s a challenge, whether it’s big or small. Or that it finds me. I don’t have like a career plan. Maybe I should, but I don’t.”

― Viggo Mortensen

“The big mathematical challenge for flying robots is making them move in six dimensions: x, y, z, pitch, yaw and roll. We create 3-D obstacle courses in the lab – windows, doors, hula-hoops taped to posts – and ask the robots to fly through. It looks like a Harry Potter Quidditch match.”

― Vijay Kumar

“There’s no challenge involved in any kind of role. I don’t have to prove or impress anybody.”

― Vijay Sethupathi

“My books are about ordinary people placed in extraordinary situations who are able to draw upon their inner reserves to challenge the status-quo in life and navigate compelling human relationships.”

― Vikas Swarup

“My first novel was a challenge to myself. No one had an inkling that I was working on it.”

― Vikas Swarup

“I know from an editor’s point of view or a publisher’s point of view it’s easier to slot me into a particular niche. But I know that I’d be bored unless I wrote a book that in some senses was a challenge.”

― Vikram Seth

“I don’t like repeating things and look out for work that could challenge me.”

― Vikrant Massey

“It was interesting to do a completely fictional piece. You know, Saving Private Ryan was not a fictional piece! So the challenge was: How do you incorporate real emotions? How do you incorporate aspects that people are going to be able to identify with?”

― Vin Diesel

“Britain is no longer one of the world’s price setters. It is painful. It is a challenge to us in government to explain all that, and it is a pity that the political class is not preparing the public for it to understand how massive the problem is.”

― Vince Cable

“The idea of telling a story in reverse destabilises your ordinary moral reactions. That’s one of the points of art – to challenge your preconceptions.”

― Vincent Cassel

“I believe the challenge the city faces is attracting continued development into the inner and western part of Jersey City. Nobody should be left behind as Jersey City continues to prosper and grow.”

― Vincent Frank

“It’s easier to do Shakespeare than Spelling, and I know that sounds crazy, because the challenge of Shakespeare is living up to Shakespeare, living up to that word, not failing, you know, where with Aaron Spelling it’s like, just try to look good. Or maybe don’t use Spelling there, that’s bad. No – you can. He’s dead.”

― Vincent Kartheiser

“Within my first year of moving abroad living on my own, my sister got ill – she got cancer – and at the same time, my mum got cancer, and she passed away. I think at that time it was a hard challenge for me to deal with it, but in a way, I have always taken strength out of anything that has come at me.”

― Vincent Kompany

“I challenge anybody to claim that clean tech done right is a disaster.”

― Vinod Khosla

“Given that my title at Google is Chief Internet Evangelist, I feel like there is this great challenge before me because we have three billion users, and there are seven billion people in the world.”

― Vint Cerf

“Sometimes there is no sugar-coating it. Sometimes you have to challenge people’s belief systems in a progressive way.”

― Viola Davis

“For designers, the rigidity of an alphabet presents a never-ending artistic challenge: How do you do something new and still preserve the letters’ essential forms?”

― Virginia Postrel

“For me, each game is a new challenge, which has to be dealt with rationally and systematically. At that time, every other thought fades into oblivion.”

― Viswanathan Anand

“A key ingredient in innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules.”

― Vivek Wadhwa

“Recruiting talent is no different than any other challenge a startup faces. It’s all about selling.”

― Vivek Wadhwa

“Once we increase the proportion of women in technical roles, the challenge is to retain them and ease the transition to senior positions.”

― Vivek Wadhwa

“For a rich and reasonably successful guy, it is impossible not to enjoy your job; otherwise, why would you spend so much time and effort doing it? I am a great fan of Norilsk, and I like this kind of challenge.”

― Vladimir Potanin

“A woman’s life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience.”

― Wallis Simpson

“Arianna Huffington has exercised her renowned wisdom to give journalism another boost along the ever busier Internet. Her blog site promises to be an interesting challenge for those of us lucky enough to be invited to participate with our occasional contributions.”

― Walter Cronkite

“To young people born under the weird planet of the SAT, intelligence was equated with agility, with raw acuity. It produced a certain sort of person of which I was a typical specimen: the mental contortionist, able to rise to almost every challenge placed before him, except the challenge of real self-knowledge.”

― Walter Kirn

“The methodologies and best practices used to develop software can be applied successfully to any challenge in life.”

― Walter O’Brien

“Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.”

― Warren E. Burger

“What is life, after all, but a challenge? And what better challenge can there be than the one between the pitcher and the hitter.”

― Warren Spahn

“Obviously, I never want to make the same record twice. I want to keep moving forward. That’s the real challenge, I think.”

― Washed Out

“In Australia, we’ve always been a country that runs the ball right up the middle on the fifth tackle. We’ve never seen a challenge we didn’t like, and we’ve certainly never run from one.”

― Wayne Swan

“I would like to mention astrophysics; in this field, the strange properties of the pulsars and quasars, and perhaps also the gravitational waves, can be considered as a challenge.”

― Werner Heisenberg

“It’s a challenge for any writer to write beyond what he knows. You get material, adapt it, and do the best you can with it.”

― Whit Stillman

“Cloud computing is a challenge to security, but one that can be overcome.”

― Whitfield Diffie

“Dealing with uncertainty is always a key challenge for investors. But dealing with uncertainty doesn’t mean avoiding it – on the contrary, it is often fuzziness about a company’s future that creates the type of opportunity bargain-hunting investors cherish.”

― Whitney Tilson

“Writing software that’s safe even in the presence of bugs makes the challenge even more interesting.”

― Wietse Venema

“The challenge with Postfix, or with any piece of software, is to update software without introducing problems.”

― Wietse Venema

“The will to challenge myself is strong, but I think that’s growing, the desire to stretch myself and make it hard.”

― Will Poulter

“I’ve always found that I have to audition, but that’s a process that I kind of enjoy. I enjoy the challenge, and ‘We’re The Millers’ was the same. It was a long audition process that I had to go through, but I enjoyed the challenge of that.”

― Will Poulter

“I would love to do some motion capture work just to be able to challenge myself.”

― Will Poulter

“I just like the prospect of playing lots of different types of characters and just the opportunity to challenge yourself, do something different and surprise people.”

― Will Poulter

“Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.”

― William Bennett

“To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education.”

― William Glasser

“We must challenge this statement and this sentiment that the news media is the enemy of the American people. This sentiment may be the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.”

― William H. McRaven

“The challenge of the next millennium will be to preserve the American experiment by restoring its Christian perspective.”

― William H. Pryor

“The challenge is high. The stakes are important. I think it’s manageable.”

― William Hedgcock Webster

“The point is that there are challenges within techniques. When you differentiate in technique, you challenge yourself; you ask yourself the same question in a new way.”

― William Hurt

“Fame… it’s been a challenge, let’s put it that way. It’s a privilege and a responsibility, and I’m not sure I carried the responsibility well at times, which is embarrassing. And I’ve had to look and be disappointed in myself occasionally for how I behaved in some circumstances.”

― William Hurt

“Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God; if faith can overcome this, there is no mountain which it cannot remove.”

― William Inge

“Every Fourth of July, our Declaration of Independence is produced, with a sublime indignation, to set forth the tyranny of the mother country and to challenge the admiration of the world. But what a pitiful detail of grievances does this document present in comparison with the wrongs which our slaves endure!”

― William Lloyd Garrison

“The blockchain is custom-made for decentralizing trust and exchanging assets without central intermediaries. With the decentralization of trust, we will be able to exchange anything we own and challenge existing trusted authorities and custodians that typically held the keys to accessing our assets or verifying their authenticity.”

― William Mougayar

“We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily. We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet.”

― William O. Douglas

“I didn’t want to play a lawyer. I didn’t want to play a doctor. I didn’t want to play a single dad. I wanted to do something I felt I could learn from, something that would be a challenge and something that would not dry up.”

― William Petersen

“One challenge to the arts in America is the need to make the arts, especially the classic masterpieces, accessible and relevant to today’s audience.”

― William Safire

“I suggest to you that increasing the size of America’s economic pie – which can be achieved only if everybody has a seat at the table – is the most important challenge facing our country today.”

― William Weld

“The greatest challenge I think is adjusting to not playing baseball. The reason for that is I had to come out of baseball and come into the business world, not being a college graduate, not being educated to come into the business world the way I should have.”

― Willie Mays

“New forms of media – first movies, then television, talk radio and now the Internet – tend to challenge traditional codes of conduct. They flout convention, shake up the status quo and sometimes provoke outrage.”

― Willow Bay

“Later on in life, I discovered that in order for me to be successful, I had to have a challenge. I can’t do a nine to five job.”

― Wilma Rudolph

“It is clear that the nation that assumes stewardship of the Moon now will inherit stewardship of the galaxy in the coming millennium. I think the USA is ready for that challenge!”

― Wilson Greatbatch

“It was a challenge to my teammates to help me.”

― Wilt Chamberlain

“Civil society space provides the oxygen for citizens to participate and meaningfully hold their governments and the private sector to account – and ensure that decisions are made in the interest of the majority and not the few. Without it, citizens have limited space to dissent and challenge the elites.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“What is your duty to a country? Do you follow it blindly? Or do you challenge your country to be better and stand up to the ideals that all men are created equal and everyone deserves equity, not just equality?”

― Winston Duke

“When I was around thirty, I met my own personal challenge and finished a few marathons under three hours, and I have completed many long bicycle tours.”

― Wolfgang Ketterle

“Bob Smith from Brooklyn is a guy who sometimes gets hung with problems and fears. Wolfman Jack is a happy-go-lucky guy who knows how to party. The challenge of my life has been letting more and more of Bob Smith go, becoming the Wolfman on an almost full-time basis, while still taking care of business.”

― Wolfman Jack

“The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.”

― Woodrow Wilson

“I had a hard time with that hockey. I hadn’t grown up skating, so that was my biggest challenge. We worked on it and worked on it. But then when we first shot it, it was so hard for me.”

― Woody Harrelson

“I like to go against the grain, against what’s out there. Every day is like a challenge.”

― Wyclef Jean

“Wyclef is a musician that tried to unite as many musicians at once as possible. I am trying to be successful at that. The greatest challenge is that, I just got arrested for protesting in NYC for cutting the school budgets… And I think that it’s important to stand up. Schools are important.”

― Wyclef Jean

“The challenge starts when you first come to Mumbai. But it’s momentary if you win an award.”

― Yami Gautam

“In golf, it’s almost impossible to be perfect on each shot; that’s the fun and challenge of golf.”

― Yani Tseng

“I sing in Arabic as a statement. It’s art, and it’s a challenge.”

― Yasmine Hamdan

“For me, I’ve such a steady presence throughout the community that I think if anyone can raise up to the challenge of presenting the face of cosplay, it could be me. Not to be vain, but I’ve had the training to be in this position.”

― Yaya Han

“The ALS ice bucket challenge was really the most brilliant publicity stunt of 2014, and it has brought worldwide awareness for a barely-known disease.”

― Yolanda Hadid

“Our goal is not simply to reconstruct the Japan that existed before March 11, 2011, but to build a new Japan. We are determined to overcome this historic challenge.”

― Yoshihiko Noda

“So once you hit like that place, where everything is stripped from you, everything is taken from you, you really discover who you really are. I discovered that I’m a real hero, that I can deal with that situation, that I can rise up to the challenge.”

― Yossi Ghinsberg

“Braising eggs in a flavoursome, aromatic sauce is all the rage. It is warming and comforting, ideal for the morning when you are not normally up for a great culinary challenge.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“Integrating breakthrough technology into everyday products is always a challenge; at the same time, this is exactly how design makes tech products easily adoptable in life.”

― Yves Behar

“We always hear from newspapers that while people understand the environmental challenge, they are unwilling to stomach the solutions. The trouble is, we only ever hear about the solutions from the media, and for whatever reason, they are almost always caricatured beyond recognition. If there’s no appetite for green, it’s not surprising.”

― Zac Goldsmith

“I knew a ton of actors and was friends with them, but I never dated actresses. I tried to date ‘normal’ people because the Hollywood dating rule is ‘one star per couple’ because it’s quite a challenge to match the egos of two actors.”

― Zach Galligan

“I think a challenge with every sitcom is, how do you maintain things that people are attached to without becoming so reiterative that it just feels like you’re sort of watching a reenactment of previous episodes?”

― Zach Woods

“The challenge with ‘Watchmen’ is making sure that the ideas that were in the book got into the movie. That was my biggest stretch. I wanted people to watch the movie and get it. It’s one of those things where, over time, it has happened more.”

― Zack Snyder

“For us to dial back a little bit and have a little more straightforward, singalong appeal was a challenge. In order to do that, we had to throw away a lot of stuff.”

― Zacky Vengeance

“I’m always up for the challenge of doing more and doing different things. I love being inspired like a new producer all over again.”

― Zaytoven

“Let’s cooperate and challenge the administration to cooperate with us because within the administration there are also moderates and people who are not fully comfortable with the tendencies that have prevailed in recent times.”

― Zbigniew Brzezinski

“It is in the U.S. interest to engage Iran in serious negotiations – on both regional security and the nuclear challenge it poses.”

― Zbigniew Brzezinski

“I really want to do something in Europe. With a small movie, it can be an interesting challenge. But I have to get the right project. I don’t think it’s so important to go to Hollywood. All that trash that comes out of there! I don’t want to do that.”

― Zhang Ziyi

“I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.”

― Zinedine Zidane

“When I worked on ‘Xena’ I had to concentrate on fighting like Lucy Lawless. In ‘Kill Bill’ I not only had to stop fighting like Lucy, after three years of copying her moves, but start fighting like a Wu Shu martial artist. I’d never done Wu Shu before so mentally it was a massive challenge.”

― Zoe Bell

“Trying to erase 53 years of being a macho aggressive guy to trying to be a woman, and this is greatest challenge of my life.”

― Zoey Tur

“I’m always trying to do stuff I haven’t done before or challenge myself so I’m not resting on my laurels all of the time because if I just found my little niche and never left it, I’d be pretty boring, I think.”

― Zooey Deschanel

“If you can make a character likable that’s not very nice, that’s the challenge of the job.”

― Zooey Deschanel
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