Top 82 Difficulty Quotes

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“A Louisiana politician can’t afford to let his animosities carry him away, and still less his principles, although there is seldom difficulty in that department.”

― A. J. Liebling

“Honestly, I’ve always had difficulty relaxing, unwinding and going to bed – that kind of stuff.”

― Adam Carolla

“The difficulty of finding organs suitable for transplantation on man must be met.”

― Alexis Carrel

“We’re under the Arts Council under the Minister for the Arts. The Minister for the Arts and the Minister for Industrial Development have great difficulty in agreeing over who should fund what in terms of film.”

― Ann Macbeth

“The fundamental difficulty in myothermic observations is the smallness of the changes involved and their rapidity.”

― Archibald Hill

“They must therefore not spoil Alexander’s undertaking, especially when they were almost at the close of their toils, and were, moreover, no longer in any difficulty about provisions on their coasting cruise.”

― Arrian

“When it comes down to business, everybody is very businesslike… I have never felt any difficulty in dealing with any of these situations.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“I had to escape the destruction of my father’s bankruptcy and all that difficulty.”

― Brendan Coyle

“The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.”

― Charles de Saint-Évremond

“I have a great deal of difficulty recognizing faces, especially if I haven’t – if I’ve just met somebody, it’s hopeless.”

― Chuck Close

“People with bipolar disorder have difficulty with boundaries.”

― Claire Danes

“I had difficulty working for other people.”

― Don Cornelius

“Ironically, the more intensive and far-reaching a historian’s research, the greater the difficulty of citation. As the mountain of material grows, so does the possibility of error.”

― Doris Kearns Goodwin

“The difficulty with this conversation is that it’s very different from most of the ones I’ve had of late. Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.”

― Douglas Adams

“Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.”

― Edgar Degas

“Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.”

― Edward R. Murrow

“I have always believed that I should have had no difficulty in causing my rights to be respected.”

― Eli Whitney

“Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing.”

― Elvis Costello

“The main concern with a very large baby is difficulty in delivery.”

― Emily Oster

“Emigration is always a difficulty.”

― Enda Kenny

“As the size of cyclotrons increases and faster particles are produced, a difficulty arises due to the relativistic increase of mass of the particle.”

― Ernest Walton

“All matches have a high difficulty level.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“The difficulty is capturing surprise on film.”

― F. Murray Abraham

“Difficulty does not deter me. In fact, I find challenges exciting.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“The difficulty in life is the choice.”

― George A. Moore

“Where there is no choice, we do well to make no difficulty.”

― George MacDonald

“A prince who will not undergo the difficulty of understanding must undergo the danger of trusting.”

― George Savile

“It’s not just we Italians who are caught up in the difficulty.”

― Giorgio Napolitano

“Sometimes my mother had difficulty communicating with me about certain topics.”

― Gloria Estefan

“The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish.”

― Gloria Swanson

“A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that we already have given to the riddle in its various forms.”

― Gregory Bateson

“Male playwrights, on the whole, are probably more interested in male characters. They need women characters to be the women in their lives or to be the domestic difficulty.”

― Harriet Walter

“On the basis of the familiar experience that that which is learned with difficulty is better retained, it would have been safe to prophesy such an effect from the greater number of repetitions.”

― Hermann Ebbinghaus

“After my mother’s death, I had such difficulty relating to people.”

― Jaron Lanier

“Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way.”

― Jeremy Collier

“A lot of these industries are having difficulty finding reliable workers with the skills they require.”

― Jerry Rubin

“Sometimes, so much of the difficulty is the question of ‘What am I going to write about?’ because the world is so vast.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.”

― John Carmack

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.”

― John Maynard Keynes

“The difficulty of getting a movie made through a major studio is so extreme that when a movie comes out, everyone should give it four stars because it was accomplished.”

― John Mulaney

“I announced my dissent in the Citizens United orally, and I stumbled in my announcement. I had a little difficulty expressing myself. And that was out of character.”

― John Paul Stevens

“The difficulty with any sort of esteem is that more is expected of you.”

― Judi Dench

“I have no difficulty with career duality!”

― Kristian Nairn

“The Western poet and writer of romance has exactly the same kind of difficulty in comprehending Eastern subjects as you have in comprehending Western subjects.”

― Lafcadio Hearn

“Dick understands what I go through. He understands the difficulty and the brutality of the business.”

― Lauren Shuler Donner

“Now the difficulty with those warnings is that they were not specific.”

― Lee H. Hamilton

“I have a certain amount of difficulty dealing with too much limelight.”

― Leon Russell

“Difficulty is our most reliable narrative engine.”

― Leslie Jamison

“Close to birth… I lost, like, 80 percent of my hearing, and I had difficulty speaking.”

― Lou Ferrigno

“The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“I think that a president needs to have a variety of views presented. But also, there has to be a team effort, because otherwise, I think it creates a dissonance and difficulty.”

― Madeleine Albright

“A source of conflict for women everywhere is the pull between reproduction and production. Women worldwide have difficulty in balancing their dual roles as caregivers and providers.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The United States Postal Service has a problem. People aren’t sending as much mail as they used to. That means less postage revenue and difficulty paying the bills.”

― Matthew Yglesias

“Millennials, minorities, women – until we can connect with those populations, we’re going to have some difficulty electorally.”

― Mitt Romney

“The understanding of Syria’s devastating civil war has been distorted by the immense danger and difficulty of covering it.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.”

― Nora Ephron

“The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved.”

― Paul Dirac

“One mustn’t close one’s eyes to difficulty and to shortcomings; the more one recognizes them, the less they upset one.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.”

― Quintilian

“It is expected that a children’s story will raise a difficulty and then resolve it: increasingly, this resolution is so prompt and so resounding that one forgets what exactly the difficulty was.”

― Rachel Cusk

“Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.”

― Rene Descartes

“I had no difficulty as Secretary of Defense moving from the Bush administration to the Obama administration.”

― Robert M. Gates

“The difficulty with American television is it’s pot luck.”

― Robert Rinder

“The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce, but the unwillingness to share.”

― Roy L. Smith

“As newly created P2P businesses disrupt the status quo and compete with established companies, they face the difficulty of fitting a square peg into a round hole when it comes to existing regulatory regimes that don’t contemplate their business models.”

― Sam Graves

“The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve.”

― Samuel Smiles

“My approach to gymnastics in Beijing was heavily based on the amount of difficulty I could do.”

― Shawn Johnson

“It seems that the greatest difficulty is to find the end. Don’t try to find it, it’s there already.”

― Sofia Coppola

“A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.”

― St. Jerome

“The difficulty that many foreign authors face in having their works translated into English has effects far beyond the United States.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“I’ve never had difficulty dominating any market I’ve been in.”

― Steve Wynn

“The difficulty of being Afro-Latina, in general, is the lack of acceptance in both communities.”

― Sunny Hostin

“Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion.”

― Suzan-Lori Parks

“I think we have a cultural difficulty with looking at our problems.”

― Theresa Rebeck

“Some say no when others say yes. That’s the difficulty with handball.”

― Thomas Tuchel

“Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.”

― Tony Robbins

“Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.”

― Vladimir Putin

“Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.”

― William Hazlitt

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

― Winston Churchill

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

― Winston Churchill

“The difficulty, the ordeal, is to start.”

― Zane Grey
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