Top 5095 Hard Quotes

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“I busted my tail for so long, I’m just glad it’s getting recognized now as part of the WWE. Because let’s face it, the WWE is the biggest company out there when it comes to wrestling. I’m just happy that I’m being recognized as somebody who works hard, I guess.”

― A.J. Styles

“I’m so blessed to have such enlightened parents. It must have been very hard to watch their able-bodied son lock himself up in his old room for most of his 20s.”

― A. Scott Berg

“It’s hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I’m long gone.”

― Aaliyah

“Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.”

― Aaliyah

“I didn’t just get to 75 years by tiptoeing. I had to work hard sometimes.”

― Aaron Neville

“If I had to study and work hard, it would have to have the reward of a lot of cash.”

― Abbey Clancy

“I just was never into performing. It’s just hard work. It’s hard work.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“The actors that I love to work with, they’re hard on me. They’re pushing me.”

― Abel Ferrara

“The older I get, the more I have to think long and hard about what I need to say and why.”

― Abi Morgan

“Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.”

― Abigail Adams

“Because Islam in its original form was tough and hard, not weak and pliable.”

― Abu Bakar Bashir

“I think when people ask me, ‘Who’s your favourite player?’ it’s hard for me to answer.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“We work just as hard as any footballer, period. We go through the same experiences and heartaches. We make the same sacrifices. We leave our families behind to chase our dreams, too.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“It is hard to imagine an area in which Congress has more express constitutional authority to act than in protecting the right of minorities to vote.”

― Adam Cohen

“The blogosphere makes it possible to have a sprawling national conversation about the hard times – often among people who would never find each other offline.”

― Adam Cohen

“’Hard Times’ does not romanticize the Depression, but at least a few of Mr. Terkel’s subjects managed to find silver linings.”

― Adam Cohen

“Generally speaking, ROH championship matches are hard fought and grueling, and the fans are really into it. The ROH Championship means a lot to me for those reasons.”

― Adam Cole

“I do work incredibly hard. I eat, sleep, and breathe pro wrestling with all of my heart, and I’m always committed to giving this my all.”

― Adam Cole

“It’s hard to kill that father-son bond.”

― Adam Driver

“Well it’s hard to remember who, but I drunk dial a lot.”

― Adam Garcia

“Creativity may be hard to nurture, but it’s easy to thwart.”

― Adam Grant

“Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.”

― Adam Hochschild

“With four perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection.”

― Adam Jones

“The biggest risk I’ve ever taken is going on American Idol and trying to be myself. I wasn’t going to try too hard to conform, and I knew that it could possibly not work out.”

― Adam Lambert

“What makes Samsung so mysterious is that it’s not altogether clear who leads the company or what its leaders do. The company follows an avowedly Confucian model of consensus-driven decision-making, values bone-crushingly hard work, and shows tremendous deference to the founding Lee family, despite its lack of a controlling interest in its shares.”

― Adam Lashinsky

“As a writer, I’ve always been somebody who’s been productive and hustled hard.”

― Adam Mansbach

“The hardest thing in the world to do is to have someone in a seat in a theater laughing so hard that they’re making weird sounds.”

― Adam McKay

“I like to remind myself how hard acting is. I do parts in friends’ stuff.”

― Adam McKay

“Huge success is very hard to come by.”

― Adam Neumann

“It’s so hard to work that I feel so lucky any time I get to work.”

― Adam Pally

“I would really love to do an action movie. An action comedy would be right in my wheel house. But those are really hard to come by.”

― Adam Pally

“I’ve made sure I am working hard enough to get that lead and keep it there.”

― Adam Peaty

“I’ve long struggled with my body image and have worked hard to achieve a healthy weight.”

― Adam Richman

“A lot of critics object to what I do, but I got into comedy to make people laugh, and I’ve always worked hard.”

― Adam Sandler

“I don’t know if there’s a particular project, but one movie that I was really disappointed I didn’t get to work on was Judd Apatow’s ‘Walk Hard.’”

― Adam Schlesinger

“For me, the comedies that truly work are the ones that are grounded in some way. If it’s all heightened, it’s really hard. It’s a little slippery. It’s hard to get purchase on the side of the wall.”

― Adam Scott

“Work is hard, but being a mom is harder.”

― Adina Porter

“We women are glamorous, we work hard, and that’s how we work in Bollywood.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“The failure of ‘OK Jaanu’ hit me hard.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“At times, it is hard to say no to a film, but that happens, because you can’t do a film due to date issues.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“Whenever I have asked something from God and worked hard for it, I have always got it, be it my Indian citizenship or my weight loss.”

― Adnan Sami

“I have to work hard. I’m not naturally great at anything. I have to work really, really hard.”

― Adriana Trigiani

“Autism doesn’t have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.”

― Adrienne Bailon

“I’ve always had a career. I have been working hard since I was 15 years old. Being someone’s ‘girlfriend’ was never what I wanted to be famous for. What makes you ‘famous’ isn’t always what you want to be ‘labeled’ as or known for.”

― Adrienne Bailon

“I had a hard time in high school.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.”

― Aeschylus

“There are so many people who try so hard and have such big dreams, and it doesn’t happen for them.”

― Aileen Lee

“It’s hard enough for women to walk on high heels. And I’m on stilts!”

― Aimee Mullins

“The teenage years are ridiculously crucial and hard and, um, awkward.”

― Aimee Teegarden

“Hard work really does pay off.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“Marriage is hard. I’m not gonna lie.”

― Aisha Tyler

“Indians are very intelligent – of that, there is no doubt – but we are not necessarily hard working.”

― Ajay Piramal

“The FCC has been hard at work doing what we can to help close the digital divide.”

― Ajit Pai

“’Villain’ succeeded because we were genuinely working towards a good film. We worked hard and with a lot of conviction.”

― Ajith Kumar

“It’s hard for a liberal to go on between Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, because it’s like doing country music after hip-hop. I mean, just, the audience doesn’t go from one to the other.”

― Al Franken

“It’s hard to have that debate around secret programs authorized by secret legal opinions issued by a secret court. Actually, it’s impossible to have that debate.”

― Al Franken

“You’ve got to get good habits of working hard so that when that play comes up during the regular season that you’re able to complete it and do it the right way.”

― Al Kaline

“It would be hard to play a character you don’t like – for me anyway – or can’t find something in them to like.”

― Al Pacino

“I was not prepared for fame. It hit me hard, and I did not have the capacity to cope.”

― Al Pacino

“It’s easy to fool the eye but it’s hard to fool the heart.”

― Al Pacino

“No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking over the municipal fireplace, is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas.”

― Al Smith

“It’s hard to force creativity and humor.”

― Al Yankovic

“If I could find the right kind of property, get tied in with the right movie, I’d love to be involved, but I just find it hard to be motivated to do another screenplay right now.”

― Al Yankovic

“My theory is that many of the things that move us are things we long for but find hard to do.”

― Alain de Botton

“To shape today’s and tomorrow’s ‘future proof’ worker, schools must teach specialized hard skills, such as the STEM skills that are in high demand.”

― Alain Dehaze

“It is urgent to shift from a traditional, authoritative, rote educational approach to a project-based and experiential approach. Specific hard skills are fundamental, but is even more important that students ‘learn how to learn’ and focus on crucial soft skills such as flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.”

― Alain Dehaze

“I don’t like to go over curbs, because I don’t want to be hard on the car.”

― Alain Prost

“I’m greedy for that satisfaction of doing something hard and knowing that, even though I was afraid I couldn’t do it, that somehow I can deliver.”

― Alan Alda

“Any play is hard to write, and plays are getting harder and harder to get on the stage.”

― Alan Alda

“I’ve had many uncanny experiences. I think it’s hard to be alive and not have them. But I don’t know if I can decide what that means or what they are.”

― Alan Alda

“I was terrified of being on stage, and I had to work very hard at a craft to get past that.”

― Alan Arkin

“It’s hard not to be excited when you’re going to find a way to land on the moon.”

― Alan Bean

“It is not hard to feel like an outsider. I think we have all felt like that at one time or another.”

― Alan Cumming

“It’s hard to tell which assets will be toxic. The best way to ensure that only shareholders and banks feel it is have adequate capital.”

― Alan Greenspan

“From a theoretical point of view, it is very hard to imagine how gravity could avoid being quantized.”

― Alan Guth

“I like to work hard and play hard.”

― Alan J. Dixon

“I could have done a hundred songs, really. It was hard to narrow them down, because I tried to pick songs for the most part that actually did have some effect on me or influenced me in the past.”

― Alan Jackson

“Film-making is a physically hard job.”

― Alan Parker

“That Beatle euphoria has always been there, and it’s hard to be in a room with a Beatle and try to be totally natural. You never shake that off.”

― Alan Parsons

“It’s hard to make small investments when you’re a billion-dollar fund.”

― Alan Patricof

“We try hard to provide the best user experience possible, and that means the best ads possible, so we work with the brands to come up with the best images.”

― Alan Schaaf

“Sometimes going in for a hard tackle generates a louder cheer than a great pass.”

― Alan Shearer

“Well, it’s not hard to be number one entertaining Jew. Some of them are quite bleeding bloody miserable, really.”

― Alan Sugar

“If something makes me laugh really hard, it sticks in my head or my heart or somewhere inside me.”

― Alan Tudyk

“Since the announcement that Boeing was going to open a plant in Charleston, South Carolina, Boeing has actually created 2,000 new jobs in Washington state. So it’s hard to say you are retaliating against the union when you create 2,000 members to their role.”

― Alan Wilson

“I don’t like a lot of what’s published as hard SF. Much of it is right-wing, reactionary crap.”

― Alastair Reynolds

“How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!”

― Albert Camus

“I had a very hard father. I had two sisters. He was soft on them and hard on me.”

― Albert Gubay

“But if our hopes are betrayed, if we are forced to resist the invasion of our soil, and to defend our threatened homes, this duty, however hard it may be, will find us armed and resolved upon the greatest sacrifices.”

― Albert II of Belgium

“My favorite one… it’s hard to pick a favorite. But the one I really love a lot is ‘A Serious Man.’ I just love, love ‘A Serious Man.’”

― Alden Ehrenreich

“’Die Hard’ was a really awesome experience, but I was too young to understand what a big film it was.”

― Aldis Hodge

“Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people’s happiness.”

― Aldous Huxley

“Getting older is hard.”

― Alec Baldwin

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

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“You want to score in every game and to fight hard.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“It was really hard in Newcastle. It was one city, one club. Everybody there was really crazy about Newcastle.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“I try to learn every day and train as hard as I can.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“It isn’t hard to stay in shape.”

― Alessandra Ambrosio

“The most distinguishing element of my novels is that I try as hard as I can – within the context of a popular commercial thriller – to make them feel authentic. Drawing on real locations and real events is part of that authenticity.”

― Alex Berenson

“America Online, of course, is a master of the hard sell, from stuffing mailboxes with free trial offers to forcing subscribers to click through ads before they can get their e-mail.”

― Alex Berenson

“Insider trading is hard to prove. To be convicted, a person must have bought or sold a stock based on material information that is both unknown to the general public and likely to have had an important effect on a company’s stock price.”

― Alex Berenson

“Stand-up’s hard. It’s one of the hardest things in the world, and it’s really lonely.”

― Alex Borstein

“I know my theories and findings are hard for you to accept because they are so original and extraordinary.”

― Alex Chiu

“Well, football is a hard game; there’s no denying it. It’s a game that can bring out the worst in you, at times.”

― Alex Ferguson

“Really original material is quite hard to find.”

― Alex Garland

“It’s hard to make a living doing documentaries. Frankly, if it takes you five years to do a film, and that’s the only film you’re doing, you’re in trouble.”

― Alex Gibney

“It would be hard to go to your neighbor and say the things people say on the Internet without getting punched out or having your tires slashed.”

― Alex Gibney

“It’s funny because ‘West Wing’ is similar to ‘Game of Thrones’ in some ways, as it was very hard to pull off back then.”

― Alex Graves

“A hangboard is a little piece of wood with edges, holes, and slopes. There’s different strategies for different things – hanging, varying grips, adding weight. If I do a hard finger workout, I’m definitely sore.”

― Alex Honnold

“Mesut is a great player and he also works hard off the ball.”

― Alex Iwobi

“It’s hard to stop wars, and it’s hard to stop the abuse of the planet and all of those things. I guess you just do what you can do and voice your concern.”

― Alex Lifeson

“I really like my legs because I’ve worked hard for them. With soccer, that’s the one thing you’re working all the time.”

― Alex Morgan

“When I used to come to Anfield as an away player, I always knew it was going to be a hard game, no matter what kind of form your team was in.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“Everyone knows how hard it can be to market to millennials.”

― Alex Pareene

“My daughters think I am a terrible cook, but I try really hard. I would really like to be a better cook.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“I played semi-pro at Chalfont St. Peter but it’s so hard to become a pro footballer – I think there’s even more competition than acting.”

― Alex Roe

“At school, I had to work really hard to get a D in maths. And I wasn’t slacking off; I actually did work quite hard.”

― Alex Sharp

“I’ve always found it hard to do what I’m told – I’m not very good at conforming.”

― Alex Sharp

“When I was young, you get into the point where you want to throw everything hard. And it looks good, it feels good… You get to the point, though, where it’s not realistic.”

― Alex Smith

“It’s not that hard to imagine the natural world recovering it’s health in our absence: it’s more difficult, and more necessary, to imagine it recovering its health in our presence.”

― Alex Steffen

“Shame is hard to confront. Even if you know it’s baseless, it’s still hard to come face-to-face with.”

― Alex Tizon

“It’s hard for a hit to be bad for your career.”

― Alex Winter

“I’m lactose intolerant, so usually pizza makes me feel horrible. But I’ll occasionally go very hard and do pizza and pineapple.”

― Alex Wolff

“I’m not 100% nice all the time, so I find it quite hard to be really pleasant.”

― Alexa Chung

“I really like action movies. The ‘Die Hard’ franchise. And the ‘Bourne’ movies.”

― Alexa Chung

“I always think it’s hard for any young actor to make that transition to more grown-up roles. Because you don’t want to alienate your audience who has been supportive of you for so many years, so you kind of have to tiptoe through that process.”

― Alexa Vega

“I think being on ‘Weeds,’ in general, makes it hard to think of me as Nemo anymore.”

― Alexander Gould

“One of the things I find really hard and view as a massive drag… is that I’m losing my ability to be completely anonymous.”

― Alexander Karp

“I’ve learned to really love revision over the years and worked hard to build up my craft muscle to make my revisions less and less painful with each book.”

― Alexandra Bracken

“I’ve really fought to get into rooms, and I’m a big believer in auditioning. It’s hard, because I’m insecure, but I have an intense desire to prove myself to people.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“Once you start worrying, it’s hard to stop.”

― Alexandra Petri

“In Europe, there is no horror movie. It’s very hard to make a slasher or gory movie. There is no audience for that.”

― Alexandre Aja

“A movie like ‘The Last House On The Left’ would be very hard to do in Europe.”

― Alexandre Aja

“I’m happy with Arsenal. I know to be in the first eleven is hard, and it is always like that in a big club, but I must keep fighting.”

― Alexandre Lacazette

“It’s a lot about the individual and it’s really up to you, how much you dedicate to the fight and how hard you are working and that’s where the outcome will come.”

― Alexis Arguello

“Hard conditions of life are indispensable to bringing out the best in human personality.”

― Alexis Carrel

“I don’t work this hard on my body to be like, ‘Nah, don’t look at it.’”

― Alexis Ren

“I’ve got rid of the ADD, but I do find it hard to concentrate sometimes.”

― Alfie Allen

“’Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many, equal to himself in right, unless it be by consent or by force.”

― Algernon Sidney

“Those who were fortunate enough to have the support of their parents or the state must in turn be generous, in solidarity, especially in hard times.”

― Ali Bongo Ondimba

“Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed.”

― Ali ibn Abi Talib

“I have learned the hard way that concussions are not fun.”

― Ali Krieger

“We don’t have a laugh track, which helped Seinfeld a lot, and did kind of tell people when to laugh. It just made it a lot easier. Our show doesn’t have that, so it’s hard for Middle America to catch on.”

― Alia Shawkat

“In difficult times, it’s so hard to look around and to see what to be grateful for.”

― Alice Barrett

“Getting fired is hard.”

― Alice Barrett

“Hard rock will always be hard rock, but you don’t really know what is rock – and what isn’t – anymore. I don’t consider a lot of the pop things I hear on the radio to be rock n’ roll. It’s just kind of fragmented.”

― Alice Cooper

“It’s a really hard decision, picking my second single.”

― Alice Merton

“When you’re young, when you’ve never done anything very much on your own, you imagine that it won’t be so hard.”

― Alice Paul

“It’s hard being a Barbie doll all the time.”

― Alice Ripley

“It’s hard, because when you talk about process or your characters ruling your narrative, it sounds like you have no control, but obviously you’re ultimately the author, so you do have control.”

― Alice Sebold

“I think Americans generally are not used to working very hard, in terms of working for the collective. I think in our country we have taken individualism to its farthest reaches, possibly.”

― Alice Walker

“It’s very hard for our parents who see us enter a world that they can’t imagine.”

― Alice Walker

“I cannot claim to have had a hard time publishing.”

― Alice Walker

“Everything tastes better with butter. Meat that has fat in it is tender in a certain way, flavorful in a certain way. It’s hard to deny the flavor quotient there.”

― Alice Waters

“I think any time anybody says something nasty about you, it’s hard to deal with it.”

― Alicia Silverstone

“All of those art-based fields are similar in that they’re all hard to make a living in and they all require an intense amount of training and discipline.”

― Alicia Witt

“I just have this sort of entrepreneurial spirit and I work really hard at promoting myself.”

― Alison Bechdel

“It’s hard to act in a corset. Your breath gets cut off. You’re squashed.”

― Alison Elliott

“It’s so hard to pick a ‘single.’ I always want it to be whatever my favorite tune is, but often the record company and the person whose job it is to take it to radio have different ideas.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“I love hard singing.”

― Alison Krauss

“When you want to transcribe an idea truthfully from the page to the screen, it is not necessarily best to be particularly literal about it. It can be hard to convince people, specifically writers, of that.”

― Alison Owen

“I take issue with those who criticize ‘The Biggest Loser’ for pushing contestants too hard. The whole point is to push them hard. Otherwise, there’s no change.”

― Alison Sweeney

“Is it hard to be vegan? Absolutely not. It would be hard to not be vegan.”

― Alissa White-Gluz

“I’ve always worked really hard, and I’ll continue working the same way, whatever the size of the transfer fee.”

― Alisson

“Triathletes can push themselves quite hard, and I have seen people collapse on a barrier or pass out on a bike.”

― Alistair Brownlee

“It is hard to be number one, and it is even harder to stay there because everyone is trying to knock you off the top.”

― Allan McNish

“There’s a lot of bitterness, there’s a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.”

― Allen Boyd

“I had a lot of growing up to do. A lot of times, I learned the hard way.”

― Allen Iverson

“For some reason most critics have a hard time fixing their minds directly under their noses, and before they see the object that is there they use a telescope upon the horizon to see where it came from.”

― Allen Tate

“I love the wilder, more outlandish characters that are hard to make believable. Those are the ones I want to play.”

― Allison Janney

“I’m so hard on myself and a really harsh critic of my work.”

― Allison Janney

“I was a hard fit at a young age. I didn’t make sense as an ingenue or a leading love-interest lady.”

― Allison Janney

“I’ve been dumped hard. My heart has been broken and shattered, and I’ve also been on the other end of that too.”

― Allison Williams

“I have a doughnut every morning. The same kind, from a street cart. Vanilla frosted with sprinkles on one half, weirdly. How hard is it to sprinkle the whole thing?”

― Allison Williams

“The left is being funded primarily by the drug traffickers who provide this tax money and that’s why the guerrillas in Colombia, unlike the guerrillas anywhere else in Latin America, have been able to survive for 40 years because they have a hard, solid source of income.”

― Alma Guillermoprieto

“I tried reading Hilbert. Only his papers published in mathematical periodicals were available at the time. Anybody who has tried those knows they are very hard reading.”

― Alonzo Church

“The stubby French painter Toulouse-Lautrec supposedly invented chocolate mousse – I find that rather hard to believe, but there you have it.”

― Alton Brown

“If I talk to a young player, I always tell them never try too hard.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“I always try hard to arrange all media in a way so that it expresses what I want – this is not limited to one medium alone and varies from case to case.”

― Alva Noto

“It’s hard to imagine going back to Italy, despite my experience in Serie A being extraordinary.”

― Alvaro Morata

“It’s hard as a striker. It’s cut and dried. Your job is to put the ball in the back of the net.”

― Alvaro Morata

“Playing normal is hard – especially playing normal that’s not you.”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“Actors are an insecure breed. It’s hard to have your career depend upon other people’s opinions of what you do.”

― Alyssa Milano

“I’ve worked really hard to get to where I am. Slow and steady wins the race, and I believe in paying your dues.”

― Amanda Bynes

“I’ve worked very hard on my self-esteem, and I know my value.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I am living in this world, and if this world already has a certain prejudice of me and an idea of me, then it’s really hard for me to go through it.”

― Amanda Knox

“Getting on a plane is hard for me, but I do it, because travel is vital to me.”

― Amanda Lindhout

“Being an actor is really, really hard, no matter how you slice it.”

― Amanda Peet

“When you’re young, it’s hard not to get together with your costar.”

― Amanda Seyfried

“Be yourself. Don’t try too hard – it shows.”

― Amar’e Stoudemire

“I come from a place where I find it hard to identify with a label.”

― Amber Heard

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

― Amber Heard

“I do talk about hard times, but I also try to bring out the light.”

― Amber Mark

“Not having a private life is hard.”

― Amber Riley

“Hollywood is a very hard place to be in. It really is.”

― Amber Riley

“We work incredibly hard with our E.U. and international partners to make the online space a hostile one for terrorists.”

― Amber Rudd

“For the vast majority of Americans who work hard and play by the rules, paying the bills may be hard some months, but it’s something we always do.”

― Ami Bera

“People come into fights against me and say this and that, but when they realise how quick and how hard I hit, their game plan disappears.”

― Amir Khan

“I’ve always known that to have anything, you’ve got to work hard at it.”

― Amir Khan

“In ‘Bombay-London-New York,’ I speak of the ways in which the ‘soft’ emotion of nostalgia is turned into the ‘hard’ emotion of fundamentalism.”

― Amitava Kumar

“If I wasn’t a champion, I’d still be in jail. That makes me try very hard.”

― Amnat Ruenroeng

“I’ve worked so hard for years, and it’s just incredible to see my clothes in Dorothy Perkins. I got quite emotional at the launch.”

― Amy Childs

“I train hard Monday to Friday. I’ll do weights and cardio in the gym most mornings and do a spinning class, too.”

― Amy Childs

“The fact of the matter is, when I’m on tour, I’m juggling so hard to keep all the balls in the air that I don’t often get to really enjoy what I’m out there doing.”

― Amy Grant

“My parents came from lower-class British backgrounds. But they worked hard and, without formal education, made it where they are today.”

― Amy Jackson

“Whether it’s a relationship or what you’re wearing, or how much you weigh and what you said when you didn’t mean it, like – it’s hard to be totally under the microscope.”

― Amy Lee

“Conscientious people are self-disciplined, hard workers who spend the least amount of time on Facebook.”

― Amy Morin

“I tend to eat pretty healthy, though, and I work out – I work out hard.”

― Amy Schumer

“It’s really hard for a lot of men to have the woman accomplishing more than them.”

― Amy Schumer

“I like working with the public, and I like that it’s really hard work.”

― Amy Sedaris

“I’d like to be more forgiving. There are times when I’ve had a hard time forgiving people who have betrayed me.”

― Amy Tan

“We are the kind of people who obsess over one word… but we have only one shot to get it right in concert. It was hard the first time I practiced with them. I was so nervous that my vocal chords were paralyzed for about a half-hour.”

― Amy Tan

“If I had to speak in front of a Korean audience, I would be hard pressed to sound other than a little girl.”

― An Na

“Anyone who makes time frames beyond tomorrow probably isn’t pushing himself hard enough.”

― Anand Mahindra

“We are making sure that the courses we offer at MITx and HarvardX are quintessential MIT and Harvard courses. They are not watered down. They are not MIT Lite or Harvard Lite. These are hard courses. These are the exact same courses, so the certificate will mean something.”

― Anant Agarwal

“I’m working really hard to get the clarinet out of that hole, that Benny Goodman thing.”

― Anat Cohen

“It’s hard lovin’ folks sometimes, isn’t it?”

― Anderson East

“It’s really hard for me to be open and be completely honest with a stranger.”

― Anderson East

“I think everyone deserves their place in this sport, and Bisping has been around, and he’s fought hard and deserves to be the champion.”

― Anderson Silva

“I was a hard rocker when I was in high school.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I try really hard not to be attached to success.”

― Andie MacDowell

“It’s hard to remember my childhood without remembering music.”

― Andra Day

“I struggled academically in high school because it was hard to focus. It was hard to focus on those things that were other than artistic stuff.”

― Andra Day

“I’ve committed myself to perfecting the art of the straight man. I try really hard not to crack up.”

― Andre Braugher

“As long as I keep working hard, the sky will be the limit.”

― Andre Iguodala

“We have to have adversity in order for us to really reap the benefits and really just have an appreciation of how hard it is to win in the NBA.”

― Andre Iguodala

“When you go out there, you’re not just representing your country or the NBA: you’re representing your beliefs. You want to play hard for Someone who died for you.”

― Andre Iguodala

“I want to train hard, train well, and then help the team with my qualities.”

― Andre Schurrle

“I want to improve, I have to work hard at my skills.”

― Andre Schurrle

“Boxing is not that complicated. If two guys want to fight, it’s not hard to make a fight. If the fight’s not made, it’s because one party doesn’t want that fight, or maybe both parties don’t want it.”

― Andre Ward

“I always get quite close to my script because I work quite hard on them.”

― Andrea Arnold

“Life does throw some hard stuff at you as you get older, much harder. But you are more able to deal with things.”

― Andrea Corr

“As for direction, I definitely do not have the patience or the resilience to make a film. Directing a film is very, very hard.”

― Andrea Jeremiah

“Astronomers are obsessed with building larger and larger telescopes. There are two promises that we make with bigger telescopes: that they can see fainter things and that they see more detail. But it’s been really hard to follow through on that second promise because of atmospheric distortion.”

― Andrea M. Ghez

“I mean, they’re threatening – my career is over. You know, everything I’ve worked so hard. I’ve worked extremely hard since about 17 years old, you know, as a White House intern on up.”

― Andrea Mackris

“There are so many different factors – luck, being in good shape when it matters, the draw. For these reasons, it’s hard to win a European Cup.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“It’s hard for us to imagine, as humans, that we’ll become less powerful. But it’ll be healthier for the planet and for the eco-system if that does happen. If humans are going to merge with machines, then let’s get on with it. I love humans, but I also love dinosaurs – I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have wanted them to die out, either.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“I think every work is hard in different ways.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“Sometimes I can receive the world and regurgitate my version of events easily and sometimes it’s hard.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“I’ve always worked very hard.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“I’ve worked opposite so many male actors whose egos have been so delicate that it was just so hard to do the work.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“I can be like that: forgetting how hard it was to do something after I’m past it.”

― Andrea Seigel

“Try to remember that decisions are made by individual, fallible personalities, not gods. It’s hard. I know.”

― Andrea Seigel

“My mother and I were part of a deal in the mid-’60s between Romania and Israel. Israel bought freedom for Romanian Jews for $2,000 a head. Ceausescu made a bundle in hard currency. He also ‘sold’ ethnic Germans to West Germany. Instead of going to Israel, my mother and I came to the United States.”

― Andrei Codrescu

“Unfortunately, the Church’s position on most contemporary issues makes it hard to take them seriously.”

― Andres Serrano

“Baseball is a hard game. There’s going to be ups and downs.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“My job is just to go out and play hard every day.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“I try to focus on what I can control, and that’s just playing hard and playing well.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“I wouldn’t describe myself as a home run hitter. I’m just trying to hit the ball hard in the gaps. Just backspinning baseballs and hitting line drives.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“I think my mindset and my approach is to hit the ball hard, whether it be first pitch or work the count.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“I did work hard at auditions, and three years at RADA isn’t like a walk in the park. And then it takes a lot of sacrifices, giving certain things up in order to audition, in order to do a play, whatever it may be.”

― Andrew Buchan

“Books and people are hard to compare.”

― Andrew Clements

“Fight as hard as you can, and then understand there’s going to have to be some amount of reasonable compromise.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“You can (be a middle-aged comic) if you work very hard at it, because comedy is really hard.”

― Andrew Denton

“I want to be able to make people laugh as hard as they possibly can, and I really think they need that.”

― Andrew Dice Clay

“The business of being a popular entertainer in England is just too hard.”

― Andrew Eldritch

“The Ashes have been hard, but you take the accolades when they come along.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“If we get you in the early years of your life and we fill your head with all of the Catholic stories, then it’s very hard for you to stop being Catholic. Catholics are Catholics because they like being Catholic.”

― Andrew Greeley

“I think there’s so much that is out of our control as actors, and it’s just really hard to market yourself in such a huge industry.”

― Andrew Keenan-Bolger

“Memorizing lines isn’t really hard. Only with really hard words and stuff.”

― Andrew Lawrence

“It’s really hard to not get put in a box when you’re acting and get typecast.”

― Andrew-Lee Potts

“There’s no getting around it: Writing is hard, while working with young performers is nearly always a joy.”

― Andrew Lloyd Webber

“It’s hard not to follow other careers of NFL quarterbacks in the 24/7 news-at-your-fingertips society we live in.”

― Andrew Luck

“I’m a great believer in the direct quote in quotation marks and the hard fact.”

― Andrew Marr

“I didn’t realize how hard it was to run a small business.”

― Andrew Mason

“This is the only country in the world where you can be criticised for trying too hard. That’s a put-down in London.”

― Andrew Neil

“My career, definitely, the early years were a little scattershot, in terms of – it was a little regional theater, it was a lot of voiceovers, it was a lot of random day jobs. I mean, it was hard. It was hard to scrap around, and once ‘Hairspray’ happened, then it all kind of clicked into place.”

― Andrew Rannells

“At the top end of the Premier League, you have to be ruthless. Even just to get in the top four is hard.”

― Andrew Robertson

“It’s getting hard to keep up with all of the news from Washington – witch hunts, conspiracy theories and Republicans tearing each other apart over who is ideologically pure and who is apostate. It’s a real set of carnival sideshows.”

― Andrew Rosenthal

“Hard paywalls will never work because, just like at a newsstand, the reader likes to browse the cover and a few articles before choosing to buy. Even if the material is truly unique, a consumer likes to try a little before buying.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“Travel is hard, and it’s mostly not your fault.”

― Andrew Sean Greer

“I’m not here to tell anyone how to party. I’m just here to say, ‘Please, party as hard as you can.’”

― Andrew W.K.

“I worked very hard not to have average days. I never do the same thing twice.”

― Andrew W.K.

“Songs like ‘Party Hard’ were written to make people feel in touch with their greatest potential.”

― Andrew W.K.

“The usual justification for eating extra meals is that it keeps the metabolism ‘revved up’ so that weight loss is easier. There is, however, very little hard evidence that supports this idea, and a fair amount that disputes it.”

― Andrew Weil

“It’s hard to get started as a young entrepreneur – often much harder than one would ever realize.”

― Andrew Yang

“It will be hard for us and it will be an achievement just to get out of the group stages and through to the quarterfinals, but I am personally dreaming of reaching the final!”

― Andriy Shevchenko

“There is nothing more, I guess, cannibalistic than the metal or the hard rock scene, it seems.”

― Andy Biersack

“A band like Avenged Sevenfold I’ve praised quite a bit publicly, because it’s a band that has moved into that arena-size thing for a hard rock band.”

― Andy Biersack

“It’s now arguably over-written about and over-discussed how hard it is to be an entrepreneur. Of course it’s hard. So is being a parent. Let’s stop over-congratulating ourselves and let’s just do our work.”

― Andy Dunn

“It’s not hard to create a song, but to write a song that’s really going affect somebody? That takes a hell of a lot of time.”

― Andy Grammer

“Touring is really hard because you’re gone for three months at a time.”

― Andy Grammer

“I wanted to prove that I could play something else, but there were 249 episodes out there of ‘Mayberry,’ and it was aired every day. It was hard to escape.”

― Andy Griffith

“There are so many people working so hard and achieving so little.”

― Andy Grove

“I really don’t have much respect for the people who live their lives motivated by an exit strategy existing, being performed. There was no option that we were trained in that says, ‘If it gets too hard, get up and leave.’”

― Andy Grove

“I like ice hockey, but it’s a frustrating game to watch. It’s hard to keep your eyes on both the puck and the players and too much time passes between scoring in hockey. There are usually more fights than there are points.”

― Andy Rooney

“It’s hard to avoid the past but one goes forward.”

― Andy Summers

“It’s been very hard for the guitar as a serious synthesizer to compete with keyboards.”

― Andy Summers

“I find it hard to deliver straightforward things.”

― Ang Lee

“I am working hard to keep making progress, to always improve.”

― Angel Di Maria

“I’m not a policy oriented person. I’m constrained to what I study. But educational policy has not yet taken adequate note of the whole child. Kids are not just their IQ or standardized test scores. It matters whether or not they show up, how hard they work.”

― Angela Duckworth

“I love hanging out at home with my kid. It’s hard to get me to leave the house.”

― Angela Kinsey

“But inside of me I knew that the Olympics were still there. I was still young enough. I knew that once I transitioned out of hockey, it would be really hard to go back.”

― Angela Ruggiero

“It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.”

― Angelina Jolie

“The hard work pays off.”

― Angelique Kerber

“My whole life, I’ve been working really hard, and I can say I’m a grand slam champion.”

― Angelique Kerber

“I’m hard to imitate because I’m not gifted enough.”

― Angie Dickinson

“I see certain girls get the roles that I auditioned for, and I think, ‘Oh, that’s so annoying. I should have gotten that role!’ But then I have to stop myself and actually think, ‘No, she got it for a reason. She worked hard for it, and she was right for the role.’”

― Angourie Rice

“It’s a murky world out there, and it’s hard to figure things out sometimes.”

― Angus Deaton

“It’s hard to think that Mark Zuckerberg is actually impoverishing anyone by getting rich with Facebook. But driverless cars are another matter entirely.”

― Angus Deaton

“It’s hard running as an independent. I wouldn’t have won the Senate election if I hadn’t been governor. I had credibility. The hard part is getting voters to the point where they think it’s thinkable and not a waste of time.”

― Angus King

“The misunderstanding out there is that we are a ‘hard rock’ band or a ‘heavy metal’ band. We’ve only ever been a rock n’ roll band.”

― Angus Young

“Actually, because I’m so small, when I strike an open A chord I get physically thrown to the left, and when I play an open G chord I go right. That’s how hard I play, and that’s how a lot of my stage act has come about. I just go where the guitar takes me.”

― Angus Young

“The playing is great. The traveling is tough. It’s a hard thing.”

― Angus Young

“Most people can do what I do – they can do guitar solos – but they can’t do a good, hard rhythm guitar and be dedicated to it.”

― Angus Young

“I don’t like the fashion world. It’s too nasty, too rip-off, too hard. And now it’s all Gucci and Prada; it’s very difficult to make your own business.”

― Anita Pallenberg

“They’ve hit us and we’ve got to hit back hard, and I’m not just talking about the terrorists.”

― Ann Coulter

“Comedy is hard. Any idiot can have an opinion.”

― Ann Coulter

“I had been a premed student, and the way you got through premed was to work extremely hard and then harder.”

― Ann Dowd

“I was a mother who worked ridiculously hard to keep catastrophe at bay. I didn’t allow my kids to eat hamburgers for fear of E. coli. I didn’t allow them to play with rope, string, balloons – anything that might strangle them. They had to bite grapes in half, avoid lollipops, eat only when I could watch them.”

― Ann Hood

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.”

― Ann Landers

“It’s very hard to juggle a science fair project as well as your schoolwork.”

― Ann Makosinski

“The hard thing for me is to say no to people.”

― Ann Packer

“Well it’s really hard to satisfy the right wing. I can tell you that.”

― Ann Richards

“And I got to play lead with Gene Barry – a fellow who has never, ever been hard on the eyes!”

― Ann Robinson

“We have to fight twice as hard, three times as hard – not only as conservatives, but frankly, as women – to have our voices heard.”

― Ann Wagner

“I do try and curb my mouth, but I find it really hard. I wonder how many jobs I’ve talked myself out of!”

― Anna Chancellor

“The hardest thing in my industry is longevity, getting your next job. It’s hard to get the first job, but it’s so much harder to get the sixth or seventh as a woman.”

― Anna Faris

“I started auditioning when I was about 10 and I didn’t get my first job until I was 12, and two years at that age is really hard.”

― Anna Kendrick

“I worked very hard and I earned all the attention I’m getting.”

― Anna Kournikova

“I don’t date. It’s hard to date when you’re at home. Because nobody knows you.”

― Anna Nicole Smith

“I work out like a maniac and I spray tan a lot. Genetics were kind, but I work very hard.”

― Anna Paquin

“Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.”

― Anna Pavlova

“Through argument and example, we must show that Corbyn’s hard left socialism will destroy business – the engine at the heart of our economy.”

― Anna Soubry

“Something is going to have to give because, if it doesn’t, not only will we get Jacob Rees-Mogg as our prime minister, we will get a devastating hard Brexit which will cause huge damage to our economy for generations to come. And I am not prepared to sit by any longer and put up with this nonsense.”

― Anna Soubry

“If we had a vote in parliament, the majority of MPs would not vote for a hard Brexit.”

― Anna Soubry

“I want to work as hard as I can and continue to make a career for myself.”

― Anna Todd

“There is evidence that we are headed into what would be the planet’s sixth mass extinction. It’s hard to know for sure if you’re in one because a mass extinction is an event where over 75 percent of the species on the planet die out over a – usually about a million-year period. The fastest it might happen is in hundreds of thousands of years.”

― Annalee Newitz

“Surfing is so much work. It’s one of those things that I just love, but it’s so hard.”

― AnnaSophia Robb

“I write anywhere – when I have an idea, it’s hard not to write. I used to be kind of precious about where I wrote. Everything had to be quiet and I couldn’t be disturbed; it really filled my day.”

― Anne Enright

“It is very hard to trace the effect of words on a life.”

― Anne Enright

“I searched so hard for a part that was so complex.”

― Anne Heche

“As much as it’s sometimes hard to make choices about where you invest, it’s equally hard to make choices about where you don’t invest and what you eliminate.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“It’s hard to put someone in the friend zone.”

― Anne-Marie

“If singing weren’t happening, then yeah, I definitely would still be working hard at karate. I already have some teaching diplomas in it so would’ve continued to do that and maybe eventually had opened my own club! Maybe one day I still can.”

― Anne-Marie

“One time I laughed so hard, I just had to go and change my pantyhose. I lost it. Lost it. At least it wasn’t onstage.”

― Anne Meara

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.”

― Anne Sexton

“I work very hard on all my poems, but most of the work consists of trying not to sound as if I had worked. I try to make them sound as natural as possible, but within a quite strict form, which to my ears has a lot to do with musical rhythm and sound.”

― Anne Stevenson

“I wouldn’t say that I was a born performer, because I work very hard at it.”

― Anneliese van der Pol

“Growing up in public is especially hard sometimes.”

― Annette Funicello

“There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by.”

― Annie Dillard

“I worked so hard all my life, and all I want to do now is read.”

― Annie Dillard

“The mind of the writer does indeed do something before it dies, and so does its owner, but I would be hard put to call it living.”

― Annie Dillard

“The problem is the myths of Area 51 are hard to dispute if no one can speak on the record about what actually happened there.”

― Annie Jacobsen

“It’s hard to watch something go on and be talking at the same time.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“It’s hard to tell how far women’s individuality has come in the past twenty years.”

― Annie Lennox

“Climbing is unadulterated hard labor. The only real pleasure is the satisfaction of going where no man has been before and where few can follow.”

― Annie Smith Peck

“When I was younger, if I got into arguments, I’d become aggressive and violent, but I learnt the hard way that was only going to end negatively.”

― Ant Middleton

“All the hard work starts in the gym.”

― Anthony Bennett

“I’m not searching for hard news; I’m not a journalist, but I’m interested in pushing to boundaries of where we can do the kind of stories that we want to do. I mean, it’s a big world and CNN has made it a lot bigger and they haven’t flinched.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“I always tried so hard to fit in, and then I figured out that I didn’t want to fit.”

― Anthony Davis

“It’s hard to write when you think every sentence is going to be read by a million kids.”

― Anthony Horowitz

“When it seems like the whole world thinks you’re bad, it’s hard to hang on to your goodness.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“For people who grew up in the last four decades of the 20th century, it is hard to grasp the concept of negative interest rates. How is it even possible? If interest rates are the price of money, is the marketplace broadcasting that money is on sale? Are we just giving it away?”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“It is hard to rescue a man from the slough of luxury and idleness combined. If anything can do it, it is a cradle filled annually.”

― Anthony Trollope

“On a personal level, I have no hard feelings towards the clubs that didn’t want me.”

― Antoine Griezmann

“I have never understood models. I find it really hard to find beauty in that or to discover beauty because the beauty was so obvious.”

― Anton Corbijn

“Working with actors is something I’ve never done before. I find it tremendous. It’s hard work.”

― Anton Corbijn

“We’re living in hard times.”

― Antonio Banderas

“It takes a lot of hard work to be successful in the NFL.”

― Antonio Brown

“It’s the NFL. It’s hard to score touchdowns.”

― Antonio Brown

“My job is to catch the ball no matter how they throw it – hard, soft, medium. You’ve got to be able to catch it.”

― Antonio Brown

“In the Iraq war, for instance, so much of the information is digitized and can easily be wiped out. That will make it very hard to write accurate histories. Also, there’s a much greater opportunity for suppression of information before it can even be archived.”

― Antony Beevor

“If everyone’s rocking the same cool, hard-to-find fabrics, they might not be as cool and hard to find as you think.”

― Aquaria

“I work so hard, even Donna Summer would be jealous.”

― Aquaria

“It’s very human to try to put things into boxes, and it’s hard for us to reconcile with grey areas, and yet somehow, that’s the area I find the most poetic, the juiciest.”

― Arca

“Beyonce is a very hard-working woman. Astrologically, for whatever it’s worth, she’s a Virgo – like Michael Jackson, a hard worker.”

― Aretha Franklin

“Akshay Kumar is like a guru. He made a mark in the industry without any godfather. Akshay sir is a superstar only because of his hard work and talent.”

― Arfi Lamba

“For years, I said I didn’t want to do television. It was just a hard ‘no.’ I didn’t want to read anything. It didn’t matter what it was – it was just ‘no.’”

― Ari Graynor

“It is frustrating that people have a hard time telling other female stories besides, ‘Is she going to get the guy?’”

― Ari Graynor

“It’s hard to be a national punch line unless lots of voters have soured on you.”

― Ari Melber

“TV can keep you honest because the viewers really do listen. People who have succeeded in this have shown the audience how hard they work and that their reporting is really worthwhile.”

― Ari Melber

“I have a hard time repeating myself.”

― Ariel Rechtshaid

“There is a famous saying: ‘It’s hard to be a Jew.’ It’s also hard to be a Palestinian. I know that.”

― Ariel Sharon

“As one who has been in hard situations, I believe that I know how to deal with complicated and hard situations.”

― Ariel Sharon

“Having every little aspect of your life in the public eye is really hard because it leaves more room for criticism, and I just want to live.”

― Ariel Winter

“People don’t understand how hard it is to be injured, not to be part of the team but to watch from the side.”

― Arjen Robben

“I’m a hard worker and love my work. I have felt pulled toward work. And it’s a pull I have ferociously had to counter to make room for my family.”

― Arlie Russell Hochschild

“I’m half Jewish, but no one believes me because my looks lean a little WASP-y… It’s sometimes hard for me to get the roles I’m drawn to.”

― Armie Hammer

“It’s hard work to find your own voice and not to copycat anything.”

― Arnaud Desplechin

“If Abstract Expression reached for the sublime, Pop turned ordinary imagery into icons. Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol illuminated the transformative power of context and the process of reproduction. Claes Oldenburg’s soft ice-cream cones and hamburgers changed sculpture from hard to soft, from stasis to transformation.”

― Arne Glimcher

“Carrying out the thing, getting it to the point when one might say: There, now it is good – that point is hard to reach. Often, one sets very high goals for oneself. Perhaps too high.”

― Arne Jacobsen

“I consider myself an alumnus of Hard Rock Cafe.”

― Arnel Pineda

“If it’s hard to remember, it’ll be difficult to forget.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“It’s silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing properly before the game.”

― Arsene Wenger

“A lot of people do not like singer-songwriters, and a lot of people who like them do not like hard rock. It’s either-or.”

― Art Alexakis

“I’ve always loved aggressive, hard, noisy, yet melodic bands, and at the same time I’ve always loved ‘Blue’ by Joni Mitchell.”

― Art Alexakis

“If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it.”

― Art Buchwald

“I’m a Raider. Die hard Raider.”

― Art Shell

“If you don’t occasionally make a mistake, you aren’t trying hard enough.”

― Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.

“It would be hard to exaggerate Ernest Hemingway’s influence over American literature, but his influence on our lives is probably larger still.”

― Arthur Phillips

“Put your life into it – it’s not that hard.”

― Arvind Gupta

“It’s kind of hard for you to be doing huge things and still be knowing what’s happening on the street level.”

― ASAP Ferg

“Only facing right-handers and not left-handers is hard for me.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“I keep working hard to show people they’re wrong.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“My dad, he believed in me. My first year was hard for me. I came to the States with myself, and no one came with me.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“It’s hard to come back and play when you’ve gone through surgery.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“I try very hard to write in a very orderly and continual disciplined manner.”

― Asghar Farhadi

“’Twilight’ has ruined me. When this is all over, flying internationally is going to be very hard for me. It is just not worth it to buy a first-class ticket, because of the cost.”

― Ashley Greene

“I’ve gotten very good at detaching whenever I have to go away for three months, which I realize is hard on friends and kind of selfish.”

― Ashley Greene

“Comedy is something that I’m definitely looking to get into. I had a little taste of it and I do intend on going to classes for it because I think it’s a different muscle, and it’s hard to find female comedians.”

― Ashley Greene

“If you can sing to a room of 60 people who don’t give a damn, then if, someday, you’re playing to people who really want to hear your music, that’s not hard.”

― Ashley McBryde

“I have a hard time retaining the lines. Even on set I make mistakes but I’m okay with that.”

― Ashley Scott

“I was very active but I was dyslexic and had a really hard time at school.”

― Ashley Scott

“It’s really hard when a celebrity dies out of nowhere, ’cause it’s very shocking… surreal.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“When I fall, I fall hard.”

― Ashley Wagner

“It’s hard being on the best team in the world.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“Every time I get the ball, I have to kick it as hard and as far as I can.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“What you do is you’re using the other competitors to push yourself, because it’s so hard to push yourself.”

― Ashton Eaton

“If I have to run to put myself in the hospital, if I have to run that hard, that’s how hard I’ll have to run.”

― Ashton Eaton

“I’ve learned the hard way how valuable privacy is. And I’ve learned that there are a lot of things in your life that really benefit from being private. And relationships are one of them.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“What I’ve always found about going to a tailor is that it’s a little bit daunting. You don’t know exactly what it’s going to look like, it’s hard to know who to go to, and it’s still a very expensive proposition.”

― Aslaug Magnusdottir

“I think I’m a good actor, but to replicate tens of thousands of man hours in surgery is really hard.”

― Ato Essandoh

“Writing is hard – writing is the hardest.”

― Aubrey Plaza

“Between speeches and awards, you can find something to do every other week. It’s hard to write. Your focus gets splintered. Once you put one thing in your calendar, that month is gone.”

― August Wilson

“Pittsburgh is a very hard city, especially if you’re black.”

― August Wilson

“Everybody’s got that split between the beautiful and fragile, the hard and the dark.”

― Aurora

“I’m very picky; I’m never happy with anything. It’s so hard to give the record away and accept that you’re done.”

― Aurora

“I promoted myself on Twitter and Facebook as hard as possible, nonstop. People started realizing that if they commented on my videos, I’d reply to their comment, so I started getting a lot more views and comments.”

― Austin Mahone

“It’s hard – some people get inspired by a feeling, but I’m mostly inspired by melodies.”

― Avicii

“I have a hard time writing music when I’m on tour.”

― Avicii

“It is hard to find a country friendlier to Israel than Canada these days. No other country in the world has demonstrated such a full understanding of us.”

― Avigdor Lieberman

“Public service and community organizing and movement building is such a part of my DNA that it’s really hard to separate it.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“I’ve not been a decisively re-elected city councilor and top vote-getter three times because I haven’t done the work and because I don’t work hard.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“My first winter was also quite hard because you are not used to how cold it is. But I just tried to adapt as quickly as I could and I think I did well. I was speaking English after six months.”

― Ayoze Perez

“I want to evolve with my performances. Consistency is really important. Having said that, I generally don’t try too hard.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“In modelling, it’s very hard to keep in touch with the people you knew when you started.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“One who works for his own profit is likely to work hard. One who works for the use of others, without profit to himself, is likely not to work any harder than he must.”

― B. Carroll Reece

“We are all really working hard to improve our batting.”

― Babar Azam

“Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It’s hard to keep awake with nothing to do.”

― Babe Ruth

“Acting is always hard.”

― Bae Suzy

“Any win feels great. It is hard to do.”

― Baker Mayfield

“Conceptually, we believe that embedded mining will ultimately establish bitcoin as a fundamental system resource on par with CPU, bandwidth, hard drive space, and RAM.”

― Balaji Srinivasan

“Sometimes when you’re with somebody, and all their stuff is at your house, it’s so hard to break up with them.”

― Bam Margera

“Sometimes when you’re with somebody, and all their stuff is at your house, it’s so hard to break up with them. You don’t know what they’re going to wreck and destroy.”

― Bam Margera

“It’s that beautiful thing to love your weaknesses, your insecurities, and then put them all on blast. That’s why I started writing, and that’s why it was so hard to do it in public.”

― Banks

“John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded.”

― Barack Obama

“The People’s Republic of China has not yet reached the military might of the Soviet Empire. It requires a little more time and a little more infusion of Western aid, loans, technology and the hard currency of our tourists.”

― Barbara Amiel

“Could you say ‘senator’ instead of ‘ma’am? It’s just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I’d appreciate it.”

― Barbara Boxer

“People stayed with me and worked extra hard for me because I could see the potential in them – I’m not so sure they could see the potential in me.”

― Barbara Corcoran

“Over the years, so many exceptions and amendments were made to China’s one-child policy that it was hard to pinpoint a moment to pronounce it dead.”

― Barbara Demick

“When I first started out, I found it really hard to be rejected all the time. You invest in a casting, you prepare and get excited about it, then when I fail and don’t get it, it makes me question whether I should be a model.”

― Barbara Palvin

“Race walking is hard. Trying to do it while maintaining a conversation is much harder.”

― Bari Weiss

“I was still closeted, but from the day I decided to run for office, knowing that I was gay, I decided that I would, of course, still be closeted but that I would work very hard for gay rights. It would be totally dishonorable, being gay, not to do that. So I had that as kind of a secondary agenda.”

― Barney Frank

“Going to that level, a lot of guys get to the NFL, and they don’t make a long career out of it. The NFL is very hard. One percent of college athletes make it to the NFL.”

― Baron Corbin

“It’s very difficult to tell when you’re successful, because it’s so hard to make measurements.”

― Barry Barish

“It’s a hard thing to find in people: to sit and just be present with someone, even for two minutes.”

― Barry Keoghan

“Some misunderstandings are hard to cure.”

― Barton Gellman

“I favor pocket-sized hard drives that travel between home and office, syncing with computers on both ends.”

― Barton Gellman

“The IronClad is faster than most thumb drives but far slower than a standard hard drive. Boot up, application launch and other Windows operations feel sluggish, though still usable.”

― Barton Gellman

“I study hard at Russian, which is a tough but most attractive language.”

― Bayard Taylor

“Historically, epics are set in Africa or Asia or the Wild West, but if you make an epic today it’s hard to disassociate from the contemporary realities of those places.”

― Baz Luhrmann

“I find skydiving really hard. I broke my back while skydiving when I was in the military, and for 18 months all my nightmares were about falling.”

― Bear Grylls

“First of all, I’d like to say here the fact that I’m not naturally a craftsman has made me work very hard.”

― Beatrice Wood

“Certainly the life of a dancer is very difficult. The training is very hard and relentlessly grueling.”

― Bebe Neuwirth

“In the beginning, I found it hard to give my songs away, but now I’ve realised it’s exciting, and it’s only making me better.”

― Bebe Rexha

“It’s one thing if you write a song and somebody else sings it because you give the OK. But if your voice is on something and you don’t get the credit, it’s kind of hard.”

― Bebe Rexha

“It’s a very hard industry, and it’s very cold. It’s loving for when you have a hit record, but when you don’t have anything going on, there’s really not much support.”

― Bebe Rexha

“It must be so hard trying to figure yourself out in this industry. Justin Bieber has hit rock-bottom with everyone watching him; that is just so tough.”

― Bebe Rexha

“I wouldn’t trade or change a thing, and I’ve had some hard times.”

― BeBe Winans

“No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.”

― Beck

“It’s really hard for me to commit, one way or the other. I was just always creating and seeing what came out.”

― Beck

“It’s really indescribable. All the hard work you put in and all the sacrifices.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“Making a big commercial movie is hard when you think about how many of them flop.”

― Beeban Kidron

“Life is really hard for some people.”

― Beeban Kidron

“For me, it’s hard to wear a bra the whole entire day if it’s got underwire.”

― Behati Prinsloo

“It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom.”

― Bela Lugosi

“I’d like to help other kids with dyslexia, because I’m dyslexic. It was very hard, and I know that what I went through, other kids are going through.”

― Bella Thorne

“In our culture, we get very much into shorthanding people. And I got shorthanded as That Guy: Jennifer Lopez, movies bombed, therefore he must be a sort of thoughtless dilettante, solipsistic consumer blahblahblah. It’s hard to shake those sort of narratives.”

― Ben Affleck

“I have a really hard time with people telling me what to do.”

― Ben Askren

“’Farscape’ is not what you call hard science fiction.”

― Ben Browder

“It would probably take me an hour to two to write it down, get the feel of it, and that’s with quite a few changes. It’s not really a hard thing for me to do.”

― Ben E. King

“I’m not going to complain to New Yorkers about working too hard.”

― Ben Elliot

“I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away, which is a mistake, but it’s a risk worth running.”

― Ben Elton

“I exercise hard and the reason I do is so that I can earn the things I like to consume.”

― Ben Elton

“Really hard laughs, they’ve gotta make you live longer or something.”

― Ben Falcone

“I have a couple of really hard, weird laughs every day.”

― Ben Falcone

“Leadership is hard to train on.”

― Ben Horowitz

“As a co-writer of the Mumford’s songs, I’m always quite insecure about the music – I find it hard to accept any praise or feedback.”

― Ben Lovett

“It’s hard to play basketball when nothing is inside of you.”

― Ben McLemore

“’Animal Kingdom’ is a significant comet, and it’s cast a tail. It’s very hard to see anything post that happening without that.”

― Ben Mendelsohn

“I get dissatisfied really easily, and I have to constantly keep moving; I have to constantly keep doing things. I find it very hard to switch off.”

― Ben Miller

“Being away from my family for six months a year – even if it was in the beautiful surroundings of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean – was just too hard.”

― Ben Miller

“We are pushing hard to find quality advertising clients.”

― Ben Nicholson

“The world’s most successful entrepreneurs play hard, but they work even harder.”

― Ben Parr

“It’s pretty hard to measure influence of written or visual material.”

― Ben Shahn

“Once I start shooting that jumper, I feel like I will be one of those guys that is hard to stop.”

― Ben Simmons

“I just like hanging out, really. I’m not too hard to please.”

― Ben Simmons

“I find it really hard to say anything coherent or interesting about the work I do.”

― Ben Whishaw

“When the ball was hit, my first reaction as a shortstop was always go in the direction of the ball. You can’t do that at first base. You go too far in that direction, and it’s hard to scurry back and be ready to pick the throw.”

― Ben Zobrist

“Any privacy in public is a hard thing to negotiate.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“My mum and dad had worked incredibly hard to afford me an education.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“It’s really hard because obviously people label you as a British East Asian actor. And I’m just from Salford; it’s where I was born.”

― Benedict Wong

“I’m oftentimes called away from my family… it’s rather hard for me to be away from them. We’re very close.”

― Benjamin Bratt

“There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“It’s really hard to do this life – to be a human being alone.”

― Benji Madden

“Jeff Lynne is an arranger, and I think it’s probably much easier for him to go ahead and play a part himself than to try to show somebody else what he wants. But it’s hard for me to say; I barely know Jeff.”

― Benmont Tench

“It’s hard. It’s hard to get a film made properly.”

― Bennett Miller

“When you grow up hard, when you grow up surviving, unfortunately, it helps.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“I used to be a party monster, very into Acid House, which I saw as my weekend reward for working hard all week.”

― Bernard Sumner

“But when I play, I still practice hard and focus on my game.”

― Bernhard Langer

“I try as hard as I know how to keep my reader relating on a broad level so I don’t lead her someplace where she thinks that’s the only thing that could cause insecurity.”

― Beth Moore

“Google worries – and rightly so – about how hard it is for a big company to come up with the next hot thing.”

― Bethany McLean

“Hard times always lead to something great.”

― Betsey Johnson

“Since I’m a Minnesotan, that bragging thing is a little hard.”

― Betsy Hodges

“I’d never done a straight play before, never, and it was very hard work – really, really hard work. It was dense, really wordy, and I was determined to learn every word of it – not just skip over bits and pieces.”

― Bette Midler

“It’s very hard for a man to ask questions about sex. The smart ones do.”

― Betty Dodson

“Even though college has been hard, I don’t want to give up.”

― Beverley Mitchell

“Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.”

― Beyonce Knowles

“I have tried very hard as a novelist to say, ‘Novels are about individuals and especially larger than life individuals.’”

― Bharati Mukherjee

“I don’t run after speed. Obviously, it will be better to have some more pace, but I am very well aware that I can’t bowl with the speed of 150 kmph. I am working hard on my technique and variations.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“I know what I want, and it’s hard to delegate.”

― Bianca Balti

“It’s hard to give your song away. They’re like your kids.”

― Bibi Bourelly

“Balancing schoolwork and basketball was very, very hard, but a lot of benefits came along with it.”

― Big Cass

“The first album was 99 percent hard core to show you I was the best rhymer in the world.”

― Big Pun

“I’ve always been a really hard critic of everything I do.”

― Big Show

“We were from totally different social backgrounds. This is what is very hard for an American to understand, but we could have been five guys from Mars.”

― Bill Bruford

“Maine is wonderful. It can be very hard. I mean, if you look at the profile maps it doesn’t look it, but somehow when you get out there it’s really steep and hard.”

― Bill Bryson

“It’s hard to say whether the general incidence of school violence of all types is increasing or not.”

― Bill Dedman

“It’s hard to exaggerate the importance of preserving the financial integrity of Social Security.”

― Bill Delahunt

“If you’re dealing with live nuclear material, and you do anything that disperses them, it is very hard to hide, even after a 24-day cleanup period, the fact that there was nuclear material in this facility.”

― Bill Foster

“The AIDS is a disease that is hard to talk about.”

― Bill Gates

“The thing about HD-DVD that is attractive to Microsoft is that it’s very pro-consumer in letting you copy all movies up onto the hard disk.”

― Bill Gates

“It’s hard to improve public education – that’s clear.”

― Bill Gates

“It is hard to overstate how valuable it is to have all the incredible tools that are used for human disease to study plants.”

― Bill Gates

“In low-income countries, getting to a health post is hard. It’s very expensive.”

― Bill Gates

“Free agency screws everybody’s allegiances up. Whether it be football, baseball, hockey, basketball, whatever it may be. It’s really hard.”

― Bill Goldberg

“It’s really hard to run a business against somebody who is not acting as if it were in business.”

― Bill Gurley

“The whole thing with animated movies is that it’s very hard to get out of your head because it’s very moving through each line systematically.”

― Bill Hader

“Comedy is incredibly hard. You have to be loose. You have to be not afraid to fail.”

― Bill Hader

“The road can be hard on a kid if he’s not careful.”

― Bill Haley

“I actually went out and tried to hire the very best Cabinet officers that I could, understanding they can make help make the hard calls for the budget position that we’re in.”

― Bill Haslam

“Governors sometimes have a hard time jumping up on a table and yelling the loudest because they’ve actually been there. They realize it’s difficult to govern in a split environment.”

― Bill Haslam

“I got tired of people complaining that it was too hard to use UNIX because the editor was too complicated.”

― Bill Joy

“I think the hard thing about all these tools is that it takes a fair amount of effort to become proficient.”

― Bill Joy

“I’m absolutist on Trump. He shouldn’t be president. We should limit the damage he can do as president. And we should try as hard as we can to prevent him from being renominated or reelected.”

― Bill Kristol

“I find it hard to relax around any man who’s got the second button on his shirt undone.”

― Bill Nighy

“If you’re sensitive, you will have a hard time with me.”

― Bill Parcells

“The military is a discrete entity. Then they come back, and they’re such a small percentage of the population, and they can’t really – it’s hard for them to talk to civilians.”

― Bill Pullman

“It’s surprising how hard we’ll work when the work is done just for ourselves.”

― Bill Watterson

“The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.”

― Billie Jean King

“That – 2012 – was definitely my best year, and sometimes it’s hard to replicate that.”

― Billy Butler

“I hit balls hard on the ground, and sometimes they are double plays. Other times, you hit it hard, and it’s right through a hole.”

― Billy Butler

“Paintings are like a beer, only beer tastes good and it’s hard to stop drinking beer.”

― Billy Carter

“I’ve seen foreigners really shift on their view of America, and that’s hard for me to take.”

― Billy Corgan

“I confess, I’m one of those actors who finds it incredibly hard to divorce myself and my performance from the work itself.”

― Billy Crudup

“Change is such hard work.”

― Billy Crystal

“I never felt I had my 15, 16, 17 kind of years the way I maybe should have. It’s a huge dent in you that it’s hard to knock out and make it all smooth again.”

― Billy Crystal

“There’s not a single genre that is hard to find or hard to get.”

― Billy Gibbons

“Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don’t complain.”

― Billy Graham

“It’s really hard to make a living as a musician. It’s almost impossible.”

― Billy Joel

“It’s hard for a fellow to keep a chip on his shoulder if you allow him to take a bow.”

― Billy Rose

“If you want something hard enough, it just gets done.”

― Billy Strayhorn

“I’m so excited to be carrying on in Dad’s footsteps and making sure that everything he worked so hard for continues for the generations to come.”

― Bindi Irwin

“If you’re living off credit-card advances and ramen noodles, a buyout offer might be too hard to resist. And you’ll be even smarter the second time around.”

― Bing Gordon

“Nothing can save something that is not meant to be, no matter how hard you try.”

― Bipasha Basu

“One of the dilemmas of architecture in general is that there is a Catch-22 – you can’t actually get to be commissioned to do certain types of building until you’ve already built that type of building. So it seems to be incredibly hard to get going.”

― Bjarke Ingels

“I think connecting natural elements and musicology is probably pretty idiosyncratic of me, so it is hard to imagine anyone else going down that route.”

― Bjork

“Sometimes you’ve got to make a hard decision, and there’s a real reluctance to make hard decisions in Washington.”

― Blake Farenthold

“Nobody likes to make a hard decision, because you’re running every two years.”

― Blake Farenthold

“I think a fair amount of my votes were ‘not-for-Ortiz,’ votes and I’m going to have to work hard to earn the ‘for Blake’ votes.”

― Blake Farenthold

“Hard fouls are a part of playoff basketball, and I think that’s how basketball should be. I don’t take those fouls personally.”

― Blake Griffin

“Shoes are a big thing for me, just because it’s hard to find shoes that fit me correctly.”

― Blake Griffin

“There are times when hard fouls are just a part of the game, and then there’s times when they’re a little bit further than that.”

― Blake Griffin

“I’ve never had hard feelings with any of my teammates who decided to leave or felt like it was best to leave.”

― Blake Griffin

“There are guys on different teams across the league who are bench guys, and guys who that – that’s their role, to be on the bench encouraging guys to play hard and get good minutes.”

― Blake Griffin

“I can’t tell you what genre Maroon 5 is in. I don’t know if they’re rock or pop or alternative. I don’t know what they are. I have a hard time separating that stuff. I just know what I like when I hear it.”

― Blake Shelton

“Your hard work and talent will not pay off.”

― Bo Burnham

“Obama not only falsely represented the Republican position – as usual – he shamelessly pretended that he was The One ‘fighting so hard to cut middle-class taxes.’ Baloney!”

― Bob Beauprez

“It’s going to be hard for someone like me to run for president.”

― Bob Dole

“Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.”

― Bob Dylan

“It’s hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.”

― Bob Dylan

“I often turn to my books when my own writing is having a hard time.”

― Bob Mayer

“It’s kind of hard coming from ‘Saturday Night Live,’ which is a sketch-driven show, to a movie.”

― Bob Newhart

“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.”

― Bob Riley

“I stay hidden. I’m sort of hard to find.”

― Bob Ross

“Hey, I think it’s easy for guys to hit .300 and stay in the big leagues. Hit .200 and try to stick around as long as I did; I think it’s a much greater accomplishment. That’s hard.”

― Bob Uecker

“If you interviewed 1,000 politicians and asked about whether the media’s too soft or too hard, about 999 would say too hard.”

― Bob Woodward

“I don’t relax very well, and I find it hard to sit still.”

― Bobbi Brown

“Chess and me, it’s hard to take them apart. It’s like my alter ego.”

― Bobby Fischer

“In our early days, being recognized on any list of great companies was hard to imagine. There were times when we sold the office furniture to make payroll.”

― Bobby Kotick

“I train hard. A lot of people that I train with, they get blown away by how hard I’m able to train.”

― Bobby Lashley

“My father was a very disciplined singer who worked hard at his craft, and I was around that growing up.”

― Bobby McFerrin

“I’m a hard worker. I’m a people person.”

― Bobby Schilling

“I’m such a lover of music that it would be very hard for me to pinpoint it to a particular artist.”

― Bobby Sherman

“Plantation gospel music was the stuff I fell in love with when I was a kid – these beautiful melodies and these hard, hard stories.”

― Bobby Womack

“It’s really hard to watch Leno. I set his chair on fire.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“Marketing movies is hard.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“When you get old, it’s hard to tell what’s memory and what you’ve kind of created in your head as memory, you know?”

― Bode Miller

“I need work. I still audition for work. I don’t get offered things out of nowhere. I have to work hard, still, and I get a lot of rejections. It just goes on and on.”

― Bojana Novakovic

“My legs tightened up pretty much, and it was a hard last corner for me.”

― Bonnie Blair

“I think it’s the nervousness and the worry that it won’t last forever that keeps us working so hard.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“It’s very hard to tell somebody how to write when they’re so good, and they’re a brilliant writer and a really good guy.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“As hard as it is, as ghetto as it is, hip-hop is pop music. It’s the sound of music getting out of the ghetto, while rock is looking for a ghetto.”

― Bono

“I’m not really a betting person. I work too hard for my money to give it away.”

― Boo Weekley

“I enjoy the crowds. It’s not that hard to talk to them, to have fun with them.”

― Boo Weekley

“WCW and WWE were two totally different environments. A lot of guys in WCW were making a lot of money, and the work schedule wasn’t that hard. You had to earn it in WWE.”

― Booker T

“Anything worth having is worth working really, really hard for.”

― Booker T

“People really don’t understand how hard it is and what it takes to be a WWE Superstar.”

― Booker T

“If you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams.”

― Booker T. Washington

“I’ve gotten stopped for reckless eyeballing, for staring too hard. These officers think they’re Tarzan and this is a jungle, that all the animals need to be tamed.”

― Boots Riley

“When we were doing shows in the mid-’90s, the audiences were 95% black. What’s happened now is the gentrification of hip-hop. A lot of cities passed ordinances that made it hard for black audiences to gather in large groups. Clubs are more open to hip-hop now ’cause it’s the same crowd that goes to rock shows.”

― Boots Riley

“I understand that it’s hard for everyone, but one cannot give in to emotions… we’ll have to draw lessons from the current crisis and now we’ll have to work on overcoming it.”

― Boris Yeltsin

“For someone like me, who has grown up with Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, it’s hard not to invest a lot of myself in what I do.”

― Boy George

“I’ve worked hard for my life. No one gave me anything.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“I don’t think of the ‘indie film world’ as this cohesive kind of world anyhow. It’s so disparate: all these different filmmakers seeking financing from many different sources to make different kinds of movies. It’s hard to pinpoint a trend, really.”

― Brad Anderson

“Every film has a lot of questions that you don’t know the answer to, and you just hope that you figure it out. But I tend to like things that are hard; I don’t know why.”

― Brad Bird

“But it was very hard for people to separate me out from Hillary Clinton. All their ads were Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, John Edwards, and me. They said I was more liberal than these guys, and that if I went to Washington I’d be supporting their agenda. I found that extremely difficult to overcome.”

― Brad Carson

“I’m a huge believer in the importance of vacations for leaders, entrepreneurs, and everyone else. I work extremely hard – usually 70+ hours a week.”

― Brad Feld

“I want to fight hard for the values and priorities of my district.”

― Brad Schneider

“No matter how hard we strive for objectivity, writers are biased toward tension – those moments in which character is forged and revealed.”

― Brad Stone

“When I came to New York as a writer, I was taken with the idea that you’re only getting in on bridges and ferries and through tunnels. The idea behind ‘Takedown’ is that it would be very hard to get out.”

― Brad Thor

“It’s always hard to predict what’s coming up next. My main guess is that content creators will increasingly start using BitTorrent to distribute their own work directly.”

― Bram Cohen

“When we were doing ‘Live at Benaroya,’ the song ‘I Will’ was hard to get through. I’ve always get a big lump in my throat when I sing that song. And also ‘Before It Breaks.’ So I’m just a different songwriter now. And the older I get, the more difficult it becomes to deliver those songs casually.”

― Brandi Carlile

“When we make records, it’s hard to pinpoint one thing that inspires a record. It’s usually a number of different things that lead to inspiration or wanting to write something down and share it with someone.”

― Brandon Boyd

“As long as you put me out on the court, I was gonna play hard.”

― Brandon Jennings

“And then once in Australia, I really hit the weights hard.”

― Brandon Routh

“Without social media, I’d probably just be a quirky, amateur photographer with a hard drive full of photos. I’d be cold calling respected publications, begging for a feature.”

― Brandon Stanton

“I’m an activist and advocate. I have empathy. It is hard to ignore causes.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“It’s hard to get into Newsweek because, as more of our former intellectual magazines take on a pop focus, if there’s no buzz, there’s no interest.”

― Branford Marsalis

“They had a hard time miking me in my loin cloth, I mean, where were they gonna tape it?”

― Brendan Fraser

“When you look at this and where it’s all going, the hardware business requires a lot of investment. It’s very hard, it’s very expensive, and ramping up hard on any given platform, whether it’s a console or any kind of PC or mobile device, going into the hardware business requires a lot of investment.”

― Brendan Iribe

“All through my senior year, luckily, I didn’t have too many hard classes, just a lot of electives. I was able to spend most of my time at the practice space.”

― Brendon Urie

“Other bands in Vegas hated us because we hadn’t played shows and paid our dues. Publications called us out, saying we were just a put-together band, claiming we had ghostwriters. It made me so happy, the fact that everyone was hating on us so hard.”

― Brendon Urie

“It’s hard to practice compassion when we’re struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance.”

― Brene Brown

“I worked hard, and I was always frustrated when wrestlers didn’t want to work as hard.”

― Bret Hart

“Ric Flair, as great was and a hard worker as he was, he just tends to get lost in the ring.”

― Bret Hart

“I always had trouble being proud of how they were using me in WCW. It was hard for me to be interested in what they were doing, and what they were doing with me was pretty pathetic.”

― Bret Hart

“There is something kind of aggressively and inhumanly repetitive about this line that guns are essential to American liberties – hard one to stomach when so many thousands of people are dying every year for this so-called liberty.”

― Bret Stephens

“We have to laugh at how hard life can be and how screwed up we can be at times.”

― Brett Gelman

“Because I don’t look like I’m skating around as hard as Bobby Bassen doesn’t mean my mind isn’t working twice as hard as Bobby’s mind. Just because I can’t fight like Kelly Chase doesn’t mean standing in front of the net getting cross-checked and slashed isn’t toughness as well.”

― Brett Hull

“It’s really hard to chase a lofty dream.”

― Brett Young

“It’s really hard to argue that bitcoin doesn’t have many legitimate benefits to companies that are legal businesses when you have Dell and Expedia and all these companies now accepting it.”

― Brian Armstrong

“I’ve always said it’s easier for bands to make a hard stance – like, we don’t do commercials or whatever, blah blah blah – when you’ve sold billions of records. It’s super-easy to be righteous when you’re rich.”

― Brian Fallon

“When you’re older, you realize a little bit more hard truths. You are who you are. And the people that like you, they like you for being you.”

― Brian Fallon

“It’s hard to teach passionately about something that you don’t have a passion for.”

― Brian Greene

“No matter how hard you try to teach your cat general relativity, you’re going to fail.”

― Brian Greene

“To tell you the truth, I’ve never met anybody who can envision more than three dimensions. There are some who claim they can, and maybe they can; it’s hard to say.”

― Brian Greene

“We compete so hard and that changes the whole ballgame.”

― Brian Jordan

“I’m in great shape, back-in-my-football-days shape. I’ve worked hard to get to this point.”

― Brian Jordan

“I know first-hand how hard it is to start a business. Those first few years are rough.”

― Brian Kemp

“Bell Labs was an astonishing place for many decades, though it fell on somewhat hard times during the telecom meltdown some years ago, as its corporate owner had to cope with shrinking markets.”

― Brian Kernighan

“I have ambitions to set records which will be hard to chase down, like getting more than 100 caps for Ireland.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“I feel very lucky that I’ve been able to carve out any niche at all in this business. It’s so hard to get into.”

― Brian Posehn

“Doing eight shows a week is hard.”

― Brian Stokes Mitchell

“Parts for Asians are hard enough to get, and if Tee, which sounds kind of generically Asian, helps me get roles, so be it.”

― Brian Tee

“I really pride myself in being able to combine soft and hard characteristics. If I do a leather jacket, then it will be with a really pretty feminine blouse underneath.”

― Bridget Kelly

“The girls are working so hard to put female wrestling on the map and to make it as big as the men. To see it actually happening… I’m so grateful.”

― Brie Bella

“I have no problem talking about how hard it’s been, how broke I’ve been, and how broke I was not even that long ago.”

― Brie Larson

“To find the courage to do what I want to do for myself has been hard.”

― Brie Larson

“I didn’t realise how hard it was to be a mom and keep it all together.”

― Brie Larson

“I think that what people want from cable news channels is the sense that if there’s hard news, it’s going to come up immediately.”

― Brit Hume

“We’re from Athens, Alabama. That’s my town. People think it’s Muscle Shoals, but they have no idea. It’s a quiet, sleepy little town, about 45 minutes from Muscle Shoals. It’s really hard to be a band in Athens; there are no venues.”

― Brittany Howard

“As someone who loves being on the field with his teammates, it’s hard to hear that you’re not going to be the one playing.”

― Brock Osweiler

“It’s hard to explain why I like Europe so much.”

― Broderick Crawford

“I really wanted to work hard on my lyrics.”

― Brody Armstrong

“I came from my father being one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. It’s really hard to fill those shoes.”

― Brooke Hogan

“I enjoy hard golf courses.”

― Brooks Koepka

“A lot of golfers take the club back with almost no upper-body rotation – they’re all arms. And even when they do rotate back, it’s usually on a flat shoulder plane. If your shoulders turn back fairly level with the ground, it’s hard to swing down from inside the target line and hit an accurate shot.”

― Brooks Koepka

“A question I get asked a lot in pro-ams is how I’m able to swing the club as hard as I do. Honestly, I’m not swinging that hard. I’m using about 75 percent of my maximum effort.”

― Brooks Koepka

“To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it – this is a hard lesson.”

― Bruce Catton

“I’m trying to be as green as I can. As an airline pilot, I have a carbon footprint that’s a size 10, so it’s pretty hard.”

― Bruce Dickinson

“Pitchers are going to break. You can limit their pitches and limit their innings, and they’re still going to blow out. Pitching is hard on the arm.”

― Bruce Sutter

“I could throw pretty hard. I might strike out 16 guys, but I might walk 10. I mean, I was wild.”

― Bruce Sutter

“For years, I was compared to Wookiees, especially after I did the ‘Star Wars Holiday Special.’ I have some photos of me with a few of the Wookiees on the set, and it’s hard to tell us apart.”

― Bruce Vilanch

“After I did the first Die Hard I said I’d never do another, same after I did the second one and the third. The whole genre was running itself into the ground.”

― Bruce Willis

“Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don’t, there are consequences you’ll have to deal with later in life.”

― Bryan Adams

“The more real the murder is, the less interested I am in seeing it. It’s hard enough to watch the news.”

― Bryan Fuller

“It’s not a hard sell to be asked to do something in Ireland.”

― Bryce Dessner

“I want to play the game hard. I want to ram it down your throat, put you into left field when I’m going into second base.”

― Bryce Harper

“I’m just a hard worker, and I think that you don’t need to have age to be a hard worker.”

― Brynn Cartelli

“Sixteen million colors in your palette are hard for any artist, especially a beginner, to turn down.”

― Buffy Sainte-Marie

“I’ve tried very hard to be thought of as a serious actor.”

― Burt Reynolds

“I don’t ever feel like I have to stop myself from complaining about how hard it is to be an actress. I mean, it’s not that hard.”

― Busy Philipps

“I like some pants; I just don’t like jeans very much. Dresses are so much easier because I don’t have to think very hard.”

― Busy Philipps

“I have my own grown-up versions of temper tantrums, too. I have a hard time not getting hurt when my kids have meltdowns.”

― Busy Philipps

“I remember it was hard to believe that I was taking a step onto the lunar surface.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.”

― Byron Dorgan

“Heath Herring is tough as nails, and he fights hard.”

― Cain Velasquez

“My uniform is sweatpants, so crusted over with dried paint that they’re as hard as a table. I wear T-shirts that are also covered in paint, and Crocs.”

― Caio Fonseca

“I’ve worked very hard to become comfortable with how death works and why it happens. I now know that death isn’t out to get me.”

― Caitlin Doughty

“I call myself a feminist, not a feminist filmmaker. If somebody asked me if I had a feminist sensibility it would be pretty hard to deny, but is it the theme of my work? Not necessarily. I’m interested in a lot of things.”

― Callie Khouri

“I feel very privileged to do what I do, so I’m just going to keep working hard and enjoy every minute of it because it could be over just like that.”

― Calum Scott

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

― Cam Gigandet

“When you’re excited about a project, sometimes it’s hard to put a script down.”

― Cameron Boyce

“It’s not terrifying to watch ‘Mindhunter,’ necessarily, but it’s just unsettling. You can find Aileen Wuornos just talking to a camera. It’s hard to watch. Her eyeballs, they are just terrifying.”

― Cameron Britton

“Making a big Hollywood film that really affects people is as hard as making a small movie on a credit card.”

― Cameron Crowe

“Be an individual. I mean, obviously it’s hard for a brand, for a corporation, to have a huge following.”

― Cameron Dallas

“It’s hard to sell a brand without having a face to it.”

― Cameron Dallas

“Hard work is not why I have been successful as a model.”

― Cameron Russell

“I have a hard time finding high boots that go up to your knee, because of the shape of my calves.”

― Camila Alves

“I have a really hard time finding good denim.”

― Camila Alves

“I like Noah from ‘The Notebook.’ One – hundred percent. I fall in love with him so hard.”

― Camila Cabello

“Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst.”

― Campbell Scott

“The fact is, it’s hard to release movies.”

― Campbell Scott

“My dad was my first coach and drove me extremely hard from a very young age.”

― Candace Parker

“But it was hard to leave because the show’s been so important in our lives.”

― Candice Bergen

“Mom raised me all by herself, and although we went through our share of lean years, she always worked hard to make our home warm and welcoming.”

― Candice Olson

“Don’t plan too hard, because something much better might be out there.”

― Candy Crowley

“When I go running, I see Mexicans working hard.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“My job is to train hard, go fight, and do my best.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“I expect a tough, hard fight. Liam Smith is coming to win.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“Fashion is supposed to be light and not try too hard.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“Fashion is a hard business.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“Yes, it’s hard to write. But it’s harder not to.”

― Carl Clinton Van Doren

“I have a hard time arguing with stupid people.”

― Carl Hart

“The Florida in my novels is not as seedy as the real Florida. It’s hard to stay ahead of the curve. Every time I write a scene that I think is the sickest thing I have ever dreamed up, it is surpassed by something that happens in real life.”

― Carl Hiaasen

“Nobody with an IQ higher than emergency-room temperature could ever believe that ‘death panels’ would be appointed to nudge the elderly toward euthanasia. Yet for idle entertainment, it’s hard to beat Sarah Palin’s ignorant nattering on the subject.”

― Carl Hiaasen

“It would be really hard to get serious about anything political today unless it was a joke.”

― Carla Bley

“For me, it’s hard to separate being a fan from the feelings you have for some of your team-mates.”

― Carles Puyol

“I went from a player who was never fit to a person who actually worked hard to get myself in shape.”

― Carli Lloyd

“What I do is that I really, really try hard to make sure the things that I do comes from a pure place in my heart and my intent is a pure one.”

― Carlos Mencia

“It’s not hard to lose weight.”

― Carlos Mencia

“A merger is hard to pull off under any circumstances. It’s harder when everybody is against you.”

― Carly Fiorina

“Probably Romania and China and Russia. I think they’re all working really hard to beat us right now.”

― Carly Patterson

“I just love sneakers. When I first started wrestling, I was wrestling in boots, and I felt like I was trying too hard to play a wrestler. I just wanted to be myself. So when I started wearing sneakers, I felt so much better.”

― Carmella

“I really want to show women that it is OK to have a career and put that – not necessarily first, but to put it out there. You can do it all. Is it going to be hard? Yes. Is it going to be worth it? Of course.”

― Carmella

“I’ve done wrestling, and I’ve done dance, and I would say they’re both equally hard on the body.”

― Carmella

“You have to laugh through hard things, right? How else do you cope?”

― Carmen Cusack

“It’s hard for some parents to give their children compliments.”

― Carmen Cusack

“My mother was harsh and constantly told me I had jug ears and heaven knows what else. But she was devoted and a hard worker.”

― Carmen Dell’Orefice

“When people assume that you’re one way and you’re not that way at all, it’s hard.”

― Carmen Electra

“The evening is really hard for me. I have to force myself not to eat.”

― Carnie Wilson

“It’s very hard to remain a student in life.”

― Carol Kane

“You can’t just declare that you have a growth mindset. Growth mindset is hard.”

― Carol S. Dweck

“We’ve worked very hard as a band and would like to think we’ve got this far on the strength of our music.”

― Caroline Corr

“Relationships are bloody hard enough without people prodding them.”

― Caroline Flack

“When it came to dancing and acting at school, my sister was the talented one. To get even close to her, I had to work incredibly hard.”

― Caroline Flack

“When your mates break up with their boyfriends, it’s hard to see, but not all relationships last forever. Let’s be realistic.”

― Caroline Flack

“In my family in particular, I think, there was a sense we have to work twice as hard.”

― Caroline Kennedy

“The hard things in life, the things you really learn from, happen with a clear mind.”

― Caroline Knapp

“Surely, it’s one of terrorism’s intended effects, to literally stun our morale, to blow up strength and will along with buildings, and the reaction is hard to counter.”

― Caroline Knapp

“Writing is really hard, and it’s really a skill.”

― Caroline Leavitt

“It’s hard in the firehouse to avoid the dessert thing. At 3 in the morning after some emergency, I have been known to eat an ice cream sandwich.”

― Caroline Paul

“If you think negatively, it’s hard to get out of tense moments.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“It’s tough to perform every week and do it well. Most people don’t know how hard that is.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“Are you gonna fuel your faith or fuel your fear? I’m all about fueling my faith, especially when it’s hard to do so.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I quit steaks for a while, but it’s a hard habit to break.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“In TV, I did scripts that were not well-written, and I learned how to make bad material okay. That’s a hard thing to do; you can learn bad habits, but you can also learn to find something in anything.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“It’s hard to beat the visceral high of playing live and creating something spontaneous.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“It’s just hard for a multi-camera show: Either they hit big, or they don’t.”

― Carrie Preston

“Everything’s completely different, and it’s been hard. Fortunately, I have a lot of wonderful people around me, and I think I’m handling things pretty well.”

― Carrie Underwood

“It’s hard to find normal celebrities.”

― Carrie Underwood

“I admit, I’m suspicious of any career planning that involves chasing the next ‘big thing,’ just because it’s so hard to predict what the next big thing is going to be a couple of years – or even six months – out.”

― Carrie Vaughn

“I’ve experienced plenty of times when something I think is funny doesn’t do very well. And there are times when something I don’t think is funny makes the audience laugh so hard.”

― Carrot Top

“It’s hard to be a breakout show and stay on top. We’re like the flagship show over here.”

― Carson Daly

“It’s incredibly hard to program a network from scratch for 24 hours.”

― Carson Kressley

“We came, we saw, we bedazzled! You know, and it’s hard to be serious and thoughtful when you’re dressed like a Skittle.”

― Carson Kressley

“Central Michigan was the one FBS team that recruited me hard.”

― Carson Wentz

“Most films I work on, the people making the film are constantly second-guessing the executives of the studio, the producer, and the audience. It is very hard to accomplish anything in that situation.”

― Carter Burwell

“I love period pieces. But it’s hard to get money to make costumed dramas, so we’ll see.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“My grandfather’s death was really hard to deal with.”

― Casey Eastham

“At my wedding, I was dancing so furiously that I fell hard on my kneecaps. The next morning, my knees were so swollen that I had to get a wheelchair at the airport to go on my honeymoon.”

― Casey Wilson

“New York is hard living. It’s fun living, but it’s hard.”

― Casey Wilson

“Being a working actor, you’re going to do a Spelling show. It’s hard not to.”

― Casper Van Dien

“It’s hard to make out the difference between insults and bad advice.”

― Cass McCombs

“It’s hard to get me out of the office.”

― Cass Sunstein

“Donald Trump promises to impose, soon after his inauguration, a new requirement on federal agencies: If they want to issue a new regulation, they have to rescind two regulations that are now on the books. The idea of ‘one in, two out’ has rhetorical appeal, but it’s going to be extremely hard to pull off.”

― Cass Sunstein

“I’m pretty hard on myself when it comes to my voice, and certain notes I’m afraid to hit because I’m afraid I’m going to sound bad.”

― Cassadee Pope

“Life is hard and it gets worse and worse and worse.”

― Cat Power

“With a lot of things in life, it’s hard to do the right thing.”

― Cat Zingano

“I need to show my son that when things get hard and rough – not if, when – you have to keep going; you have to move forward.”

― Cat Zingano

“When life is going to present you with tons of problems – really hard ones, some less hard, some debilitating – it’s what you do about them that matters.”

― Cat Zingano

“On Belle de Jour, the producer was very protective. It was very hard for me.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“I had a bunch of other projects that I worked really hard on after ‘Twilight,’ and the magic just didn’t hit.”

― Catherine Hardwicke

“As a director, we work ridiculously hard on every detail, and we do everything to the billionth degree, and mostly people notice nothing.”

― Catherine Hardwicke

“I always give a print to everybody I photograph, and some of my subjects have told me they have a hard time hanging them up at home.”

― Catherine Opie

“Don’t be so hard on yourself. Be a little harder on yourself. Learn from your experiences. Don’t dwell on things. Get on with your life.”

― Cathy Moriarty

“It’s really hard to separate fantasy from reality.”

― Cathy Rigby

“I’m pretty social so it’s hard for me to find solitude, but I need to have solitude to write.”

― Catie Curtis

“I love so many cheeses. I like them hard and soft. I like cream cheese; I like cottage cheese… I’m a true Midwesterner.”

― Cecily Strong

“It’s hard to write a song about reality because reality doesn’t rhyme.”

― CeeLo Green

“I worked really hard, and I surpassed myself… I didn’t have, visually, what it took. I was not pretty, I had teeth problems, and I was very skinny. I didn’t fit the mold.”

― Celine Dion

“I didn’t have any of those good assets to have successful teenage years. It was hard. And what saved me was definitely my whole family. I knew where I was coming from and where I was going to.”

― Celine Dion

“Cesar’s not even that hard. But I suppose Azpilicueta is. Some said my name was too difficult to pronounce and could they call me Dave. It’s stuck. It’s also done affectionately.”

― Cesar Azpilicueta

“I was born in the USA, which many people still find hard to believe.”

― Cesar Romero

“I was a big fan of Kurt Angle when I was growing up. Actually, his book is a big part of the reason that I work out so hard.”

― Cesaro

“Hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but it does enhance its chances.”

― Cesaro

“I feel like everything in WWE I earn the hard way.”

― Cesaro

“When you have a model that’s worked very well, it’s very hard to change.”

― Chad Hurley

“I want to be remembered as the greatest quarterback who ever played. You have to go out and prove it first, and then you have to go out and work hard.”

― Chad Kelly

“I idolize my father. I mean, he has worked so hard in his life.”

― Chad Michael Murray

“I hate graffiti. It’s not yours – don’t draw on it! Is it that hard to comprehend?”

― Chad Michael Murray

“Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.”

― Chaim Weizmann

“I’m not hard on myself – I brush those things off – but there are days when I’m pleased with myself, and days when I think I have elf ears.”

― Chaley Rose

“My daughter, when she was still in utero, she had, they call it atrial flutters. It’s kind of like an irregular heartbeat. But when you’re in utero, it’s real hard to detect and also to treat.”

― Chance The Rapper

“There’s always been a quiet conversation and joke that if you’re not hard, if you’re not from impoverished neighborhoods, if you’re not certain constructs of a black stereotype, then you not black.”

― Chance The Rapper

“I had to work just as hard as my male colleagues.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“If a girl came up to me and asked me out, that’s a little forward. Guys like it when girls play hard to get!”

― Chandler Parsons

“Drumming is so hard.”

― Chandler Riggs

“I cannot get into cottage cheese, and I’ve tried a lot. Yogurt is hard for me to eat, too. I have to hold my nose to get it down. There’s something wrong with that.”

― Chandra Wilson

“Five years from now I see myself still working hard to get where I want to be, because I think big.”

― Chanel Iman

“It’s hard to write a war story without thinking about the ‘Iliad.’ Because the ‘Iliad’ knows everything about war.”

― Chang-Rae Lee

“I have a hard time revising sentences, because I spend an inordinate amount of time on each sentence, and the sentence before it, and the sentence after it.”

― Chang-Rae Lee

“I wanted to be a doctor, but my mom was like, ‘It’s really hard and it’s going to take 10 years,’ so I was like ‘OK, I’ll just be a lawyer’.”

― Charice Pempengco

“I try very hard to write the best book I possibly can, every time.”

― Charlaine Harris

“I think, in a lot of ways, Kanye’s superpower is his weakness – if you tell him he can’t do something, he’s going to go hard at it.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“It’s understandable why someone might not want to take on a book they think is emotionally hard.”

― Charles Bock

“The robust benefits of employee stock ownership plans are hard to beat.”

― Charles Boustany

“James Brown came from that hard, rough life that I came from. He took the blues and added rhythm to it. And he always had the most funkiest band; I liked the way he took his words and mixed it in with the band.”

― Charles Bradley

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”

― Charles Bukowski

“When I say that basically writing is a hard hustle, I don’t mean that it is a bad life, if one can get away with it. It’s the miracle of miracles to make a living by the typer.”

― Charles Bukowski

“It is often difficult to definitively link a specific instance of disease to one particular cause, like water pollution. Even when tests show that drinking water is polluted, it can be hard to pinpoint the source of the contamination.”

― Charles Duhigg

“Dancing came easy for me. Acting came hard.”

― Charles Durning

“I hate playing the piano! And it’s so hard to fight for Beethoven’s soul! But that’s what I have to do!”

― Charles Hazlewood

“I admire Tom Ades: he’s a brilliant conductor, and he gets just the right hard, brilliant sound from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for Russian music.”

― Charles Hazlewood

“A placebo is a phony cure that works. This is very hard for the medical profession to get their teeth around because they hate placebos, but scientifically, placebos work in about 30% of cases that are psychogenic diseases.”

― Charles Jencks

“I’m 6′ 6”. It’s hard to find golf clubs that fit you right and work right.”

― Charles Kelley

“There are hard choices to be made in balancing the country’s security and an individual’s liberties. But it is a choice that has to be faced.”

― Charles Kennedy

“I don’t think I had a reputation as a hard worker, but inside I was always being eaten up by the pressures.”

― Charles Kuralt

“Must is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Mount Harris is of basaltic formation, but I could not observe any columnar regularity in it, although large blocks are exposed above the ground. The rock is extremely hard and sonorous.”

― Charles Sturt

“I worked hard at memorizing lists of facts and figures, and carried with me a book of facts.”

― Charles Van Doren

“I have respected every manager I have played under, but if you can’t learn from someone like Mark Hughes, it is going to be hard for you.”

― Charlie Adam

“I knew ‘Like Crazy’ would be good, I just knew it, and that’s why I fought so hard to be on it.”

― Charlie Bewley

“It’s hard to think of a single human function that technology hasn’t somehow altered, apart perhaps from burping. That’s pretty much all we have left.”

― Charlie Brooker

“’MasterChef”s preliminary stages deliver just the right level of almost-drama for viewers feeling shagged out after a hard day’s fruitless existence.”

― Charlie Brooker

“It’s a remarkable pace of which things change and adapt, and it’s hard for us to keep up with as a species.”

― Charlie Brooker

“Good roles are hard to come by, and whether they’re a few lines or a lead, you snap ’em up when they come along.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“I find aspects of the industry tedious and hard to manage.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“So it’s really hard for a horn player to comp. But I’m totally into trying to switch those paradigms around and find a little magic space where that works, and try to mine that.”

― Charlie Hunter

“I don’t think screenwriting is therapeutic. It’s actually really, really hard for me. It’s not an enjoyable process.”

― Charlie Kaufman

“Basically, every film I’ve been a part of has been pretty sad and pretty hard to watch.”

― Charlie Plummer

“Good-quality protein is very hard to come by in prison. Tuna is good, but tuna doesn’t have texture. Mackerel is meaty.”

― Charlie Shrem

“I understand how hard rock fans feel inside out, because I was one of those people.”

― Charlie Simpson

“As tough as I’ve been on anybody, as hard as I’ve ever been on anybody, I have been harder on myself. By far.”

― Charlie Trotter

“I have come from a background where I haven’t had lots of money to put me on the map. I’ve had to work very hard for what I’ve got.”

― Charlotte Dujardin

“It’s going to be hard to ever have a horse to replace Valegro. He is a professor. I think he read the dressage book and learnt it all before he ever did it.”

― Charlotte Dujardin

“I idolize my dad because he was such a hard worker.”

― Charlotte Flair

“It’s so hard to tell people I’m in a video game… just because I grew up with my dad being in a video game.”

― Charlotte Flair

“When I first started in the WWE, I had a really hard time because I didn’t look the part.”

― Charlotte Flair

“I work out really hard, and I stay on my diet all week.”

― Charlotte McKinney

“The acting part is easy; it’s the preparing – lifting weights and getting your body in tip-top shape – that’s the hard part.”

― Chaske Spencer

“Study hard so that you can master technology, which allows us to master nature.”

― Che Guevara

“Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are ridiculous-looking – especially her. They’re so strange and charismatic and weird. It’s pretty hard to take your eyes off them.”

― Chelsea Handler

“I didn’t become a comedian to work this hard.”

― Chelsea Handler

“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

“Just being a singer in Nashville is hard because everyone does music here, and so many people do it really well. But then, the fact that I do this alternative kind of pop music, dreampop… It’s like I’m the lone unicorn roaming around this town.”

― Chelsea Lankes

“I ride horseback – arthritic knees permitting – or listen to opera. Sometimes I cook. I used to do needlework, but it’s hard on my hands now, so I only do it occasionally, but I like it. And, of course, I read.”

― Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

“It’s hard to be a good philanthropist in China.”

― Chen Guangbiao

“These days, men’s singles is very hard. If you lose the first, you might lose everything.”

― Chen Long

“I know it sounds weird, but how bad, how hard can dying be?”

― Cher

“We’re not hard people.”

― Cheryl James

“I didn’t have time for talent shows and stuff like that. I was into books and studying real hard.”

― Cheryl Lynn

“Writing is part intuition and part trial and error, but mostly it’s very hard work.”

― Cheryl Strayed

“Chaplin was my idol. I remember watching those movies at this little theater in Woodstock, N.Y., when I was probably 6 and laughing so hard at the surprises, like Keaton suddenly being dragged by a streetcar.”

― Chevy Chase

“I’ve never tried too hard.”

― Chiara Ferragni

“I labored hard to avoid trouble and bloodshed.”

― Chief Joseph

“There are certain things I can’t do, certain pitches I can’t hit. You stay away from them. You try to wait for pitches you can hit. The bat speed isn’t what it used to be. You make up for it by using your head, working counts, getting ahead in counts and getting pitches to hit and hitting them hard.”

― Chili Davis

“It’s hard to tell the story if you’re not involved yourself, emotionally.”

― Chiwetel Ejiofor

“Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I didn’t work hard to get to where I am.”

― Chloe Kim

“When I was younger, me and my dad worked really hard. We did it the hard way.”

― Chloe Kim

“I’m always working hard.”

― Chloe Kim

“It’s hard to describe my style. People will tell me that I’m really flowy.”

― Chloe Kim

“It’s hard to imagine what the Bronte sisters’ lives would’ve been like had they been men. Different things would’ve been expected of them, and maybe they wouldn’t have ended up writing because they would’ve been packed off to do something else.”

― Chloe Pirrie

“I’m really into a blush on the eyelid and on the high of the cheek. The singer of ‘Cocteau Twins’ used to do that – really pink eyelids. It added a little romance to the hard kind of street-edge clothes.”

― Chloe Sevigny

“Back in the early ’40s, they used to call Down syndrome infants and babies ‘mongoloids.’ It’s very hard for parents.”

― Chris Burke

“I’ve found it really hard to finish writing songs when you’re writing on not just your schedule but somebody else’s.”

― Chris Carmack

“Let’s be honest – it’s hard for me to get more sexy, but I’m giving it a go.”

― Chris Carmack

“I love jazz and funk, because it’s hard. If it’s not hard, it’s not worth doing.”

― Chris Carter

“Social Security is meant to be – to make sure that no one who’s worked hard and played by the rules and paid into the system grows old in poverty in America.”

― Chris Christie

“It’s extremely hard for athletes to accept what’s happened to them sometimes. It’s hard to be beaten by a small margin, and I’ve spoken with athletes who, for years afterward, have been tormented by the knowledge that, had they done something ever so slightly different, they could have been one-ten-thousandth of a second quicker.”

― Chris Cleave

“I’m really happy for Sam Vokes. He doesn’t always start, but he always turns up and works so hard.”

― Chris Coleman

“I always wanted to see why Captain America was on this team of Avengers. He’s got to have a reason – he can’t just be really fast and punch really hard.”

― Chris Evans

“Finding gainful employment to pay for housing is hard for any veteran experiencing homelessness. It’s even more difficult for veterans who’ve also had encounters with police and stints in jail.”

― Chris Gardner

“Just taking risks for risk’s sake, that doesn’t do it for me. I’m willing to take risks that I think are worth it, and I’ve worked so hard to make sure that I survive.”

― Chris Hadfield

“I have seen ‘Thor’, yeah. It’s fantastic. Being that close to something, it’s often pretty hard to watch yourself, but the film in so many ways is so impressive that I was swept along with it like an audience member, and that’s a pretty good sign.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“In Hollywood, what they last saw you in is what you are. It’s hard to break away from that.”

― Chris Kattan

“If I could, I’d be a recluse. I do want to be one. I’m trying really hard. But it’s a difficult thing to pull off in this job.”

― Chris Lowe

“You can try to be catchy without being slick, poppy without being pop, and you can be uplifting without being pompous. Because we’re sometimes playing quieter stuff, it’s hard to sound like we’re trying to change things, but we wanted to be a reaction against soulless rubbish.”

― Chris Martin

“Rihanna has this thick tone, so it’s very hard to annoy anybody. It’s like a beautifully squeezed tube of toothpaste.”

― Chris Martin

“Once it was suggested that Saddam Hussein might give his weaponry to terrorists, or might use weapons himself in the region, then it became hard for the Democrats to say, ‘Well, that can’t happen.’”

― Chris Matthews

“Ultimately, making movies, if you don’t have a big star, it’s hard to do. Or if it’s not a star director.”

― Chris Messina

“The people I’ve been around who’ve been successful – be it players, executives, coaches – there’s no substitute for a hard day’s work.”

― Chris Mullin

“I find it really hard to even read another script while shooting.”

― Chris Pine

“I have worked hard to get where I am.”

― Chris Pine

“I wasn’t always minimal. In the early days, I was laying it on as thickly as I could, trying very hard to get it right. But I found that the harder I tried, the more tired whatever it was I was working on looked. And then I grew tired of it as well.”

― Chris Raschka

“The Italian side of my family were gypsies, and we are little hard so-and-sos.”

― Chris Rea

“It’s hard to point to any single inspiration for ‘iZombie’ since, in actuality, it’s made up from elements inspired by all kinds of different thing all mashed up together.”

― Chris Roberson

“Simplicity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.”

― Chris Sacca

“For most people, Twitter is too hard to use.”

― Chris Sacca

“I think the institutions, principles, norms, and traditions that make the United States of America genuinely exceptional are at serious risk. It has been hard to think about anything else.”

― Chris Sacca

“I am retiring from startup investing. It’s hard to leave all this behind right when things are going so well.”

― Chris Sacca

“I can only be me. I have a hard time being a chameleon as a singer.”

― Chris Stapleton

“I was in a band called the SteelDrivers, and we just played hard in vans, hopping on airplanes, not knowing where you’re at.”

― Chris Stapleton

“I was in a bluegrass band. I made two records with a band called the SteelDrivers. They were nominated for two Grammys. I then I was in a rock band called the Junction Brothers; we made kind of ’70s hard rock music.”

― Chris Stapleton

“I’ve had hard coaches all my life.”

― Chris Webber

“It wasn’t until 2013 that I even started working in film. It was always something I wanted to do from six, but I didn’t know how to get there other than working really hard and going to New York and doing theater like I saw on the bios of some of my favorite actors.”

― Chris Wood

“It can be very hard to find clothing for different body shapes. After all, there are only, what, five companies for plus-size women?”

― Chrissy Metz

“It is always hard when the referee is against you.”

― Christian Eriksen

“I was how I was in college because I had to be. I played angry. I played hard. I stepped on guys’ chests, I hit a game-winner against UConn.”

― Christian Laettner

“I’ve always been hard on myself, so I expect so much out of myself that that pressure can be inspiring at time.”

― Christian Pulisic

“I am confident and I work so hard to be confident. If I wasn’t talented, then I wouldn’t be as confident.”

― Christian Siriano

“All I can do is keep going out there and playing hard, and whatever happens happens.”

― Christian Yelich

“And one thing that I always believed and that I knew for certain was that I could never have sustained a personal relationship while I worked this hard, or while I was that driven this intensely by the story.”

― Christiane Amanpour

“Playboy’s all about why it’s worth working so hard.”

― Christie Hefner

“I’m a hard worker and I really give to my fans through my shows.”

― Christina Aguilera

“It can be hard in this business, especially when you’re very young, to figure out who you can and can’t trust.”

― Christina Aguilera

“It’s hard selling books in general: companies are merging, editors being laid off, bricks-and-mortar bookstores closing, large chain bookstores squeezing out independents, and online retailers squeezing out chain bookstores.”

― Christina Baker Kline

“I’m not too hard on myself about dieting and exercise. Some stars are a little too bony for me. What happened to the booty?”

― Christina Milian

“If every other store in town is paying workers $9 an hour, one offering $8 will find it hard to hire anyone – perhaps not when unemployment is high, but certainly in normal times. Robust competition is a powerful force helping to ensure that workers are paid what they contribute to their employers’ bottom lines.”

― Christina Romer

“Both of my parents worked incredibly hard, and eating out was a treat.”

― Christina Tosi

“I love trying to match a really hard expectation.”

― Christine and the Queens

“I broke up with my first girlfriend because I was out of love. I was crushing so hard on her for a whole year, and I finally I got to be with her, and the interest vanished. I’m a terrible person. I was 17, and she was in my class.”

― Christine and the Queens

“The first album was a coming-of-age album – I don’t like the phrase, but when you listen to it, you can tell I was having a hard time, that I wasn’t socially relating to people.”

― Christine and the Queens

“If I could wave a magic wand and be anything, I’d be a really respected, really successful author. That’s a hard combination to get, though. I really enjoy acting, and it’s easier, frankly.”

― Christine Elise

“I find it hard to get excited by just a sound. I have to have a song there, then I’ll find what used I can make of that sound within the song.”

― Christine McVie

“The promise of Social Security was reflected in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s inter-generational compact that rewards hard work and provides retirement security.”

― Christine Pelosi

“It’s pretty hard to say no when a vice president-elect and a president-elect ask you to be part of the national team.”

― Christine Todd Whitman

“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

“I can’t tell you how hard I worked the last year. In fact, I worked so hard that I know I can’t maintain that same work level in 2001, so I’ve got to quit something.”

― Christopher Darden

“Our seniors have worked long and hard to better the economy, raise families and serve their communities. They deserve to live independent and active lives in their golden years.”

― Christopher Dodd

“Putting on weight for me is really, really hard. If I stop lifting, or if I stop eating, I get skinny really quick.”

― Christopher Gorham

“The press is still investing itself, it seems to me, in a sort of cynicism. It comes out better for them if they can predict hard times, bogging down, sniping, attrition.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“I never liked pep rallies. I found school spirit hard to deal with. I am much more oriented towards the individual.”

― Christopher Markus

“My generation has a hard time being genuine and enthusiastic. There’s a lot of irony in our culture.”

― Christopher McCulloch

“We’ve created an unnatural form of running. It’s not just the shoes, but we run on artificial surfaces – straight ahead, hard and steady – instead of speeding up and slowing down, reacting to the terrain with changes of pace and rhythm.”

― Christopher McDougall

“If you try hard enough, you can bend the spoon; you can shift reality.”

― Christopher Meloni

“Sequels are hard.”

― Christopher Miller

“It’s hard to make a movie that is both funny and emotional, that has something to say and is clear to the audience.”

― Christopher Miller

“The world is changing so quickly, it’s hard to get anything right for long.”

― Christopher Poole

“It’s defeatist to harp on what might have been, and yet, it’s hard to resist considering what might have been.”

― Christopher Reeve

“The ‘Rule of Three’ is simply getting the other guy to agree to the same thing three times in the same conversation, it’s really hard to repeatedly lie or fake conviction.”

― Christopher Voss

“People who are lying are, understandably, more worried about being believed, so they work harder – too hard, as it were – at being believable.”

― Christopher Voss

“It’s very human to want to make an impact, to contribute to the world. But it’s hard to know the how and why. Like, ‘Will my small thing make a difference?’”

― Christy Turlington

“Changes which are slow and gradual can be hard to notice even if their ultimate impact is quite dramatic.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“My respect for politicians has increased. It’s hard work – even hard physical work.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“Defending human rights should be an important objective of foreign policy, and that, too, will sometimes be hard to reconcile with an economic agenda, especially when it comes to dealing with rich but repressive players like China and Russia.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“Few bands in hard rock history have been so adept at balancing the awesome and trivial as Van Halen in their prime.”

― Chuck Eddy

“I began to get calls from constituents, ‘Do you think you can ever get on transportation?’ So when there was a vacancy created, I worked very hard to get there.”

― Chuck Fleischmann

“When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins.”

― Chuck Jones

“It’s hard for an athlete to quit what he’s done his whole life.”

― Chuck Liddell

“It’s hard to win a pennant, but it’s harder to lose one.”

― Chuck Tanner

“On a personal level, change is a hard thing for me.”

― Chyler Leigh

“Being a mom, I can’t imagine my child not having a meal. That’s hard to digest.”

― Ciara

“It’s hard to watch your life unfold, and sad. Life changes.”

― Cilla Black

“The world of modeling can be hard; just as cruel as it is glamorous.”

― Cindy Margolis

“People in the CIA, they marry each other. They’re like actors! We have to travel without much warning to far-flung places, and it’s very hard to communicate what our experiences are like to those in the outside world.”

― Claire Danes

“Nothing clears my head and puts things in perspective quite like a long, hard run.”

― Claire Holt

“I remember laughing so hard as a kid.”

― Claire Messud

“The fact that there has to be a man behind my success when I genuinely have worked so hard is frustrating.”

― Clairo

“I had moved around my whole life. That was the one thing that was always so hard.”

― Clairo

“I find people interesting. People trying hard are interesting. People with a passion are interesting – whether it’s old cars or taxidermy or knitting.”

― Clare Balding

“I can’t imagine how hard it must be to invest in a community… when you don’t feel heard and when you don’t feel seen.”

― Clare-Hope Ashitey

“There’s a difference between someone who’s ‘harsh’ and someone who is ‘hard.’ Life was hard. You lived in the South, as my grandparents did, and you had to survive. That is hard.”

― Clarence Thomas

“I don’t work very hard. I dye myself orange and I read out loud in the months from September to December when ‘Strictly’ is on.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“We work so hard. Everyone does, but only one can win.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“It’s hard to be scared when there are 80 people around you.”

― Clea Duvall

“I’m not sure why anybody makes a physical CD anymore when the costs are so much lower to just throw it up on iTunes. And it doesn’t seem that making a hard copy of something prevents pirating any less. I mean I’m amazed that they still do that.”

― Cliff Martinez

“I had a hard time convincing students that they were going to North Africa to understand the North Africans, not to understand themselves.”

― Clifford Geertz

“I just keep my head down and work hard on what I do.”

― Clint Black

“I’ve always pushed myself hard.”

― Clint Dempsey

“Guy Lewis was all about efficiency. He was a great motivator. He got real talent and taught his players how he wanted them to play: hard and aggressive!”

― Clyde Drexler

“I can be hard on myself, and I can get down on myself.”

― CM Punk

“Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.”

― Coco Chanel

“I cherish everything I have because I worked hard for each one.”

― Coco Martin

“It’s hard to mix work and love.”

― Coco Martin

“It’s hard sometimes because people don’t take a model seriously in any sense. Unless she’s taking a photo, that’s as good as she is.”

― Coco Rocha

“Sometimes I just revert back to Dusty’s kid. I’m trying to chase his ghost, and it’s a pretty hard ghost to chase.”

― Cody Rhodes

“The plan we developed to deal with al Qaeda depended on developing sources of human and technical intelligence that could give us insights into his plans at the tactical level. This is easy to say but hard to accomplish.”

― Cofer Black

“I mean it’s – it is hard to find a voice on talk radio that is not a conservative voice.”

― Cokie Roberts

“I had a really, really hard time working with Aniston because I was so in love with her. I was infatuated. I was speechless – I’d get all bubbly and forget my lines and completely blank. It was so difficult.”

― Cole Sprouse

“Making films is hard. Awesome, but hard.”

― Colin Cunningham

“I knew that I needed to do something that I desperately loved. There was a period where I did question if it was acting because I knew that I would be making things hard on myself. I knew that there was going to be a little bit of a hullabaloo because of my dad being who he is and all that.”

― Colin Hanks

“I don’t think I can be too hard on myself.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“As an actor, it’s hard to get work. Sometimes you have to make do with the jobs that you get.”

― Colin O’Donoghue

“I’ve always been a pretty hard worker. That’s how I’ve written over a hundred books.”

― Colin Wilson

“It’s been hard being on the Internet and not being respected by people in Hollywood.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“This is a job and Survivor is a game show. So, this is something to take seriously and work really hard at.”

― Colleen Haskell

“When you’re getting on plans and traveling all over the place, it can be very hard to keep yourself healthy and avoid catching a cold.”

― Colm Wilkinson

“It’s always hard to write and get your words out there, to find an editor, a publisher – readers! – who are going to appreciate them.”

― Colson Whitehead

“If I see something that’s extremely challenging, I’m like, ‘That seems really hard. Let’s try it.’ It’s just my personality.”

― Condola Rashad

“Divorce is hard. I was about 29 when my husband and I split up. I think we probably fared better than most, because we were young and didn’t have kids – but divorce is hard.”

― Connie Britton

“It is really hard for me to get out of my comfort zone.”

― Connie Sellecca

“She will be successful who is easy to start and hard to stop.”

― Connie Stevens

“I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I’m inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.”

― Conor McGregor

“Given the genocidal belligerence of Iranian threats against Israel, it is hard to take issue with Israel’s right to preemptive self-defense.”

― Conrad Black

“Being an actor, in and of itself, is just hard. You have to just do it for its own sake.”

― Constance Wu

“In my 20s, it was very hard to go, ‘I’m heavier than that girl.’ Getting older makes a huge difference.”

― Constance Zimmer

“My biggest influences were 1980s punk and metal. Metallica were my biggest influence because they were good at everything – riffs, energy – but with such an ear for melody, it was hard not to get pulled into it and become a fanatic.”

― Corey Taylor

“Black people have been working hard for decades.”

― Cornel West

“I don’t want to sound cocky or anything, but I work hard. I work 24/7.”

― Corrine Brown

“It’s not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin.”

― Cory Booker

“Democracy is not a spectator sport. It is a difficult, hard, full-contact, participatory endeavor.”

― Cory Booker

“It’s hard not to like Asimov; he’s a really likable guy.”

― Cory Doctorow

“I came to the States when I was ten, and that was, in many ways, very hard.”

― Cote de Pablo

“I get pregnant pretty easily, but I have a hard time keeping them.”

― Courteney Cox

“I think it’s hard, the fact that there’s a certain age that we can’t have kids anymore.”

― Courteney Cox

“I got out of autobiography because my story is, I was famous, it was hard for me, I got into therapy. I had trouble with food, I got a nutritionist. There’s no story there.”

― Courtney Thorne-Smith

“It’s so hard to listen to an album you created and without remembering where you were when you wrote it or referencing the the recording experience.”

― Coy Bowles

“So much of my career was affected by injuries. Not just the well documented surgery, but the hamstring pulls and other things. Injuries hit me hard, and they always seemed to come at key times.”

― Craig Bellamy

“If someone labels you, it is very hard to shake it off.”

― Craig Bellamy

“Like many men who play tennis, when I hit a ball into the net, I tend to look daggers at my racket, reproaching it for playing so badly when I myself have been trying so hard.”

― Craig Brown

“New is easy. Right is hard.”

― Craig Federighi

“What wins a fight is training hard, working hard, and that’s what I do: Train hard every time. Being pretty or not is not the point.”

― Cris Cyborg

“I’m always prepared for five, six rounds. I train hard. Sometimes it’s over quickly, but you have to be prepared for every round, always respecting your opponent.”

― Cris Cyborg

“I like training hard. I like to punch the face. I like getting punched in the face.”

― Cris Cyborg

“My favorite movie is ‘Die Hard.’ It doesn’t have pinatas and mariachis. It’s just a good movie.”

― Cristela Alonzo

“Talent without working hard is nothing.”

― Cristiano Ronaldo

“I have practically no private life. I’m already used to this and ready for it. Yes, sometimes it is hard, but it is the choice I made.”

― Cristiano Ronaldo

“Danny and I worked really hard in the beginning of the relationship to find different levels of this couple.”

― Crystal Chappell

“In the early stages, when I realized I was going to be probably the shortest player on the teams I was on, it was hard. I felt like girls were getting recruited over me strictly because of their height, and it made me self-conscious.”

― Crystal Dunn

“Staying focused is hard work and staying married is even harder.”

― Crystal Gayle

“But these days, it’s hard to make it just on a beautiful voice.”

― Crystal Gayle

“More often than not, what you open, unwrap and install on your hard drive is not what you were told you were getting.”

― Curt Schilling

“Our enemies and our would-be enemies are working very hard at cyberterrorism… They’re trying to level the playing field because they know they can’t beat us tank for tank, plane for plane.”

― Curt Weldon

“If your body is working correctly, and then you get a cold or something, that cold probably won’t knock you out as hard as it would have if you weren’t healthy.”

― Cynthia Erivo

“Abortion is a hard thing for Hollywood to deal with because it is so controversial and you don’t want to alienate half your audience by sending one message or the other.”

― Cynthia Nixon

“I will try to work very hard not to disappoint the people of South Africa.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“Apartheid was baked hard in the mining industry because that’s where it originated.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“Human material seems to have one major defect: it does not like to be considered merely as human material. It finds it hard to endure the feeling that it must resign itself to passive acceptance of changes introduced from above.”

― Czeslaw Milosz

“There’s nobility in hard work, traditional values.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“Romantic comedies are particularly hard to make.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“It’s especially gratifying to have done a film like ‘Eight Men Out’ because it’s hard not to have fun when there are so many bats and balls around.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“But it is a hard, it’s a hard profession teaching acting.”

― Dabney Coleman

“I didn’t have any extra money. But I can’t say that I had a hard early career.”

― Dabney Coleman

“It’s hard for me to come up with a plan and hold my players accountable until I self-evaluate and hold myself accountable.”

― Dabo Swinney

“We work too hard to be miserable.”

― Dabo Swinney

“I’m hard on myself. I’m my biggest critic.”

― Dak Prescott

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”

― Dale Carnegie

“A. J. Allmendinger is really hard to pass. He races really, really hard for every position. And you know, that’s his right. But it’s very frustrating at times.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“Sometimes, it’s just your turn to go through hard times.”

― Damian Lillard

“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

“I would break a lot of cymbals. You whack the cymbals hard enough, and they will crack in half. Drums are not actually as sturdy as they look. They’re actually somewhat fragile instruments.”

― Damien Chazelle

“I think the tone of the show has certainly changed over the years, because it’s really, really hard to do something different when you have a show going on as long as this has.”

― Dan Castellaneta

“The voice doesn’t take a lot of effort now, but in the beginning it was hard to try to find a voice. The one I settled on was just easier to do for a half-hour.”

― Dan Castellaneta

“It’s hard to find a play that’s right for me to do. Rather than waiting around for the right script to come along, I decided to write one myself.”

― Dan Castellaneta

“I’m having a hard time understanding Donald Trump because he says one thing one day then corrects it the next day.”

― Dan Coats

“I try very hard to handle things equally: ideas, materials, and images.”

― Dan Colen

“I’m a good audience in general, but it’s hard to make me laugh.”

― Dan Fogler

“I’ve been working very hard off-off-off-off-off-off-off Broadway and doing little films and really sweating my butt off in tiny little black boxes.”

― Dan Fogler

“Danny Ferry did a very good job when he was here and put the franchise up to a certain level, as did Mike Brown, and his contract had ended after five years, and, ultimately, both sides decided they wanted to do other things. No hard feelings at all there.”

― Dan Gilbert

“I have the utmost respect for red carpet interviewers; it is such a hard job.”

― Dan Levy

“Comedy is not easy to begin with, but comedy that also dances with drama – it’s so hard.”

― Dan Levy

“Once you learn to make money, it is not that hard… what’s hard is to stay excited about it.”

― Dan Pena

“Number one, from a tackling standpoint, we teach strike zone hits, and we want to hit absolutely as hard as we can in that strike zone, and that’s absolutely what we call a batter in the batters box from the chest all the way down to the knees.”

― Dan Quinn

“Our central theme is, How good you can get? How hard can I go to see how good you can get?”

― Dan Quinn

“Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it’s very hard to turn it, even slightly.”

― Dan Rather

“I’m a believer in what your record is. I am what my record is – some of it good, some of it bad, some of it hard to tell.”

― Dan Rather

“People will turn their noses up at a sequel or that type of thing, but Pixar really works hard – if they’re making a sequel – to make a sequel an original movie, to make it an original story.”

― Dan Scanlon

“Payments is a hard business. It’s a messy business, with not necessarily the largest of margins.”

― Dan Schulman

“Korean students are hard working, talented, and they do what they need to do. They succeed in exams. They are highly motivated to succeed in tests.”

― Dan Shechtman

“There are moments, when you’re playing your songs to thousands of people, which are amazingly satisfying. I’m very self-critical, so I find it hard to go along with moments like that.”

― Dan Smith

“To meet our troops was just wonderful, and I really, really admired the Iraqi security forces I met. I felt like, ‘I’m pulling for you guys.’ They want peace. They’re working hard for it.”

― Dana Perino

“It’s hard to tell why something touches a zeitgeist and when that same show doesn’t in other places.”

― Dana Walden

“Cristiano works hard. We have our battles, but I admire him. He is a guy with great dedication, and he’s competitive.”

― Dani Alves

“I never had little brothers, so I was totally not used to hearing a lot of cussing at a young age! I learned what ‘pull my finger’ meant the hard way.”

― Danica McKellar

“I think probably the thing I’m worst at is the most ephemeral stuff, like blogs. I find it really hard to write. And I’m often been asked to write columns for papers in Peru. And I can’t. I would die. There’s no way I could write a column.”

― Daniel Alarcon

“I have to really think hard about how to structure sentences, and do more mapping when I sit down to write, so it does impose a certain discipline, intellectual and linguistic.”

― Daniel Alarcon

“The impact of any particular writer on your own work is hard to discern.”

― Daniel Alarcon

“When you love somebody and they die young and you are young, too, it is very hard.”

― Daniel Barenboim

“Sometimes there’s cities where it’s just hard to find healthy food. You just have to be prepared.”

― Daniel Bryan

“I will say this about the Miz: Even though I don’t like his wrestling style, he is a very hard worker. I have a huge amount of respect for him, and I want him to do well.”

― Daniel Bryan

“I’m having a really hard time with this retirement thing and not having wrestling.”

― Daniel Bryan

“In an art school it’s very hard to tell who is the best.”

― Daniel Clowes

“I went through a training camp; I worked extremely hard. I prepared for UFC 200. This was the big one. This one meant everything to me.”

― Daniel Cormier

“Wrestling is a hard sport, but it’s only a sport.”

― Daniel Cormier

“My training has always been really tough. I’ve always worked hard. I’ve always been very committed to my training and focused on my workout.”

― Daniel Cormier

“Good scripts are hard to find.”

― Daniel Craig

“As someone of Korean descent, I am certain my road was a bit hard. I have to say anyone who’s an aspiring actor has a difficult road regardless of race.”

― Daniel Dae Kim

“It must be hard interviewing actors.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“It’s hard to criticize someone who’s hugely successful.”

― Daniel Ek

“Scheduling down time as part of your routine is hard but worth it, personally, even professionally.”

― Daniel Goleman

“It makes it hard to get over a certain period of your life when you are constantly revisiting it every night.”

― Daniel Johns

“I have not really experienced any significant conflict with anyone in regard to my choice to be vegan, although going out to eat is hard sometimes.”

― Daniel Johns

“If you’re going to be unreligious, it’s likely going to be due to reflecting on it and finding some things that are hard to believe.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“I find it hard to watch a lot of the kind of things I’m doing before doing it. I don’t think it’s helpful for me. It makes me too aware.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“This industry’s hard. The world is hard. Being young and black is tough.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“Consumer groups fought hard to provide investor protections for ‘special entities’ such as pension funds, schools, and municipalities who purchase swaps. No comparable protection exists in the futures market.”

― Daniel L. Doctoroff

“The rest-seeking procrastinators would generally rather not exert themselves at all, while the fun-task procrastinators enjoy being busy and active all the time but have a hard time starting things that are not so amusing.”

― Daniel Levitin

“There are corporate environments where a person has dedicated their life to working hard, and then they’re fired with a security person escorting them out the door. I find that so demeaning and disrespectful.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“There’s a fundamental tension that is hard to overcome, that what’s wholesome is not convenient and vice versa.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“Apple is on fire, delivering smash hits across its entire product line. It’s hard to think of another company that has ever been on such a roll.”

― Daniel Lyons

“That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they’re relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me.”

― Daniel Okrent

“Don’t try too hard to be something you’re not.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“When you get as lucky as I got, you have to work as hard as possible to earn that luck.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“I think it would be very hard to go out with an actress, because they’re mad. Some actresses are just insane. I’ve never worked with a nasty actress – they’re all absolutely delightful. But completely barking.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“We know – relationships in this sport, it’s very hard to have a really great relationship.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“I’m very competitive. If I have to ‘turn it on,’ I know how to. The switch isn’t hard to find, don’t worry.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“You realize you’re alive while you’re alive, and you better notice it then, because later, it’s hard to see.”

― Daniel Woodrell

“For me, you have to like the person you’re playing. When you don’t, it’s kinda hard.”

― Daniel Zovatto

“But bread is different. I come from Czechoslovakia, where we eat lots of it, so it’s hard to say no. I can’t even have one piece, because when I start, I don’t stop.”

― Daniela Pestova

“I’m really surprised at how popular ‘Starstruck’ has become, but I’m so thankful because we worked so hard on it, and I’m happy that so many kids enjoy it. I’m also really happy at how the soundtrack turned out!”

― Danielle Campbell

“I find it hard to imagine how someone listens to my stuff, or views what I do, or me, or anything.”

― Danielle Dax

“I have a really hard time watching my sister act in anything, but especially anything where it’s a strong emotion.”

― Danielle Panabaker

“It’s hard being visible, so I’ve made myself invisible.”

― Danielle Steel

“I work too hard and don’t play enough.”

― Danielle Steel

“It’s just hard. I wish the studios felt there was more value in these themes and these pieces of material – that they’re worth protecting more. Because then it just wouldn’t happen. If the studios cared, the stuff would be stopped in a second.”

― Danny Elfman

“We have to be that wedge that drives the question and asks the hard questions.”

― Danny Glover

“Essays just aren’t my thing: no matter how hard I tried, it seemed I was always a bit average.”

― Danny Wallace

“Obviously, at Manchester United, I want to be working hard, and I have been doing that ever since I was a young kid.”

― Danny Welbeck

“Even though there is rampant unemployment in many parts of the world, there are still large numbers of jobs that are going unfilled because employers are having a hard time identifying people with the right set of skills.”

― Daphne Koller

“When I was in my 20s, I learned not only how to work hard but about the importance of focus.”

― Dara Khosrowshahi

“I worked very hard to be a diva. But it never worked.”

― Darcey Bussell

“It is hard for power to enjoy or incorporate humour and satire in its system of control.”

― Dario Fo

“It’s hard to be married to me, and it was a lot harder when I was younger!”

― Darius Rucker

“I have an I.Q. of 100 plus a little bit. I have to work real hard to get things when I read.”

― Darrell Issa

“Now there is so much expertise and brainpower it’s hard to be at the cutting edge of what’s cool and not do something that’s totally geeky.”

― Darren Aronofsky

“Casting ethnic characters is a very hard thing to do, but it’s important. It’s also interesting.”

― Darren Aronofsky

“The only way to learn and hone your craft is by working hard and writing regularly.”

― Darren Shan

“I want to prove myself and get in talks for a title shot. It’s hard because people don’t want to risk themselves against me.”

― Darren Till

“History is a sly boots, and for a generation of blacks that cannot identify with the frustrations of Jim Crow, and for whites who cannot understand the hard deal that faces working-class blacks, it is difficult to reconcile Hughes’s reputation as a poet-hero with his topical verse and uncomplicated prose.”

― Darryl Pinckney

“Most artists try to avoid cliches, but it’s pretty hard to avoid them if you yourself end up being one.”

― Daryl Hall

“Nobody’s going to sell 10 million records by not working hard.”

― Daryl Hall

“Sometimes it’s hard to tell if a joke is working or not for the first couple of minutes.”

― Dave Attell

“When I was a kid I went and saw Bill Cosby with my dad, and I remember sitting there and laughing so hard.”

― Dave Coulier

“Some people record onto tape, and then they pay for the tape, and download those onto a hard drive. Initially in a Pro Tools program. Other people go straight into digital, and use no tape at all.”

― Dave Grohl

“Frankly, the hardest pieces of feedback we got in the U.S. was, ‘I would love if more of our friends were on Path. It’s hard to get them to join.’”

― Dave Morin

“Granted, a long book can be as daunting as a hard one. I nearly reached for ‘Game of Thrones’ until I saw the bookshelf sagging under the burden of those other volumes.”

― Dave Morris

“Hitting bottom and hitting it hard was the worst thing that ever happened to me and the best thing that ever happened to me.”

― Dave Ramsey

“It’s hard being a hostage in somebody else’s mouth – or a character in somebody else’s novel.”

― David Antin

“I hardly remember how I started to write poetry. It’s hard to imagine what I thought poetry could do.”

― David Antin

“I’m trying to keep my personal life personal. It’s very hard for me because I’m a very honest person.”

― David Arquette

“My favorite food in the world is hard shell crabs from Maryland.”

― David Benioff

“It’s not hard to cut taxes.”

― David Bonior

“I’m an incredibly hard worker, I’m incredibly tenacious, and I’m incredibly detail-oriented.”

― David Brock

“When you imagine the Koch brothers, it’s hard not to think of the 1983 film ‘Trading Places,’ which featured as its villains a pair of brothers, commodity brokers named Randolph and Mortimer Duke.”

― David Brock

“When we get on stage, naturally, you just get out there and work it as hard as you humanly possibly can do it.”

― David Bryan

“Room service is a hard thing to pay for. That’s, like, oatmeal for $12? That makes me mad.”

― David Burtka

“Yeah, it’s pretty hard not to be completely cynical these days.”

― David Byrne

“I find rebellion packaged by a major corporation a little hard to take seriously.”

― David Byrne

“It’s hard for us to pay $200 million for properties that don’t make money.”

― David Carey

“There’s certainly nothing original about the observation that conscious experience poses a hard problem.”

― David Chalmers

“Shouldn’t a three-course meal be 90 minutes? Do you know how hard you have to edit your menu to pull that off? Twenty-seven minutes. That’s the average meal at Jiro’s in Tokyo.”

― David Chang

“If you’re not working on something you’re passionate about, it’s a long, hard road.”

― David Cohen

“The Internet is full of choices, and nobody is going to make the choice to use a product that is hard to use or unattractive.”

― David Cohen

“I need a form of escape even when I’m working really hard.”

― David Copperfield

“Physical rehab is often very, very hard work.”

― David Copperfield

“It’s really hard to think of one kind of magic as a favorite. I’ve been really fortunate in that I’ve been able to perform such a diverse range of things.”

― David Copperfield

“I don’t obsess over mistakes, because they do happen, so I just keep working and training hard. I just keep helping the team, which is key.”

― David de Gea

“It’s all about getting your head down, focusing, working hard, competing in training, keeping fit, and picking up points.”

― David de Gea

“I have worked hard in the gym lifting heavy weights and doing a lot of exercises.”

― David de Gea

“There’s everybody in the world who is always trying, time and time again, to proclaim the death of rock, or hard rock and heavy metal. Not if I have anything to do with it, not if we have anything to do with it.”

― David Draiman

“Like anyone, I’m scared of failure. That drives you to work really hard.”

― David Droga

“I was about 26 or 27 and it was imperative that I make a living right away and it’s hard to make a living on stage, so I started in television and film.”

― David Duchovny

“It’s hard to find scripts that know what they are from page one to page 115.”

― David Duchovny

“I’m half Jewish, half Scottish. It’s hard for me to buy anything.”

― David Duchovny

“I’ve just been working hard, trying to get some good stuff to come out.”

― David Duval

“It’s so hard to cover Trump. What Trump says, what he feels, what he thinks changes from day to day.”

― David Fahrenthold

“The hard part that I didn’t like about recruiting in college was, there was so many regulations. So many rules. It was so many layers to it in the recruiting that I just got fed up with it.”

― David Fizdale

“If you’re not a player, it’s hard to get into this league. You need a small opportunity that you turn into a bigger opportunity.”

― David Fizdale

“I studied really, really hard, rather boringly.”

― David Furnish

“Yeah, she was hitting me hard. She was drunk and she was hitting me hard.”

― David Gest

“Humans are possessed, to some degree, with the power of foresight. Yet we so often learn things the hard way, through disaster.”

― David Grinspoon

“I think I’m very hard on myself. I think I’ve always been very hard on myself since I was a kid.”

― David Harbour

“It’s hard to judge somebody before or after a fight. Adrenaline is flowing, and you’re hyped up.”

― David Haye

“In your career, you must be so careful; otherwise, you get caught in a particular image, and it’s hard to break.”

― David Hedison

“Opinions are 10 a penny. In the spin-driven, PR-controlled world of the 21st century, hard facts are rare indeed.”

― David Hewson

“CIA officers aren’t idiots. They knew they were heading into deep water – legally and morally – when they signed up for the interrogation program. That’s part of the agency’s ethos – doing the hard jobs that other departments prudently avoid.”

― David Ignatius

“I couldn’t get my first film on the air. The first film I did was called ‘The Race For Space,’ about the U.S.-Soviet space race. The networks had a policy that I found out about the hard way. I even had a sponsor for my program, but the networks wouldn’t put it on because it was independently produced.”

― David L. Wolper

“As an actor, I’m always so excited about those things that I get to stretch my legs and really get to do something that’s hard to do.”

― David Lambert

“We’re a close family, and we’ve always believed in working hard to achieve our dreams.”

― David Lauren

“Even when you’re being safe, eight hours of choreography makes you look like you’ve been through a war. It’s hard. It’s like playing hockey for eight hours.”

― David Leitch

“It will be hard work. It’s always hard work, and hard work from everybody within the team – technical director, mechanics, drivers, engineers – everyone in the team.”

― David Leslie

“We inadvertently bombed the Chinese Embassy. But Clinton now is working very hard. He has sent a letter of apology to the Chinese. And, he’s also given them a gift certificate for future nuclear secrets.”

― David Letterman

“I’ve worked really hard, but I know people who have worked even harder but didn’t have the chances I’ve had.”

― David Lindsay-Abaire

“I can’t watch my movies at their premieres – I learned that lesson the hard way.”

― David Lowery

“I like to make movies in Texas because that’s where I learned how to do it. I know the industry there, I know the people, I know the crews. But it’s hard to make films in Texas.”

― David Lowery

“I’ve been working hard a lot since the beginning of my career, and to play 10 years consecutively in big clubs is not easy, and I try to give my best every season.”

― David Luiz

“I’m working hard since the beginning of my career.”

― David Luiz

“I’m not a real film buff. Unfortunately, I don’t have time. I just don’t go. And I become very nervous when I go to a film because I worry so much about the director and it is hard for me to digest my popcorn.”

― David Lynch

“You have to be very flexible and understand as a director, especially as a writer/director, that you cannot hang onto stuff really hard. You have to be ready to accept those happy accidents and to anticipate that they are going to happen and capitalize on them.”

― David M. Evans

“Making books is hard work. Some books are, of course, more demanding than others.”

― David Macaulay

“It’s hard to write a good plot, it’s very hard.”

― David Mamet

“It’s hard for a Jew of my generation, an American Jew, who is philo-Zionistic, not to romanticize Israel.”

― David Mamet

“It’s hard to write a good play because it’s hard to structure a plot. If you can think of it off the top of your head, so can the audience.”

― David Mamet

“I work very hard on the writing, writing and rewriting and trying to weed out the lumber.”

― David McCullough

“I love all sides of the work but that doesn’t mean it isn’t hard.”

― David McCullough

“Being named a great school at a great price means that we offer both high-quality academic programs and real affordability for families. We offer a personal touch that’s hard to match at a big school but without a big price tag.”

― David McFadden

“I love novels, and I read them more than anything, but stories cut in sharp and hard and are able to reveal things in a different way: they’re highly charged, a slightly newer form, and inherently more contemporary.”

― David Means

“It’s really hard to be a story writer – no matter how much acclaim you get – and not write a novel.”

― David Means

“I shave my legs twice a week. It’s hard the first time you do it. But I’m very lazy. For a team photo in December I just did the fronts.”

― David Millar

“I worked hard at Preston.”

― David Moyes

“I worked hard at Everton.”

― David Moyes

“I don’t think I’ve necessarily got anything to prove to anyone. I’ve worked really hard my whole career.”

― David Moyes

“Alan Shearer was tough, would be hard to play against, a difficult opponent.”

― David Moyes

“Well, I realized finally that all of the hard work paid off.”

― David Naughton

“When it comes to storytelling, not taking risks is riskier than swinging for the fences. I have very simple ambitions when it comes to taking risks in storytelling and programming. I try very hard to avoid the expected.”

― David Nevins

“Well, it’s so hard for books to take off. You give years of your life to something that probably won’t happen, so when it does, it feels a little… unjust.”

― David Nicholls

“The relation between Judaism, Zionism, and Messianism is one that is often hard for Jews to get straight. Needless to say, it is even harder for non-Jews.”

― David Novak

“I swing hard all the time. That’s what I’ve done my whole life – hit.”

― David Ortiz

“I am the world’s worst reporter. I am apt to try too hard to help rather than just document my subjects.”

― David Rakoff

“Nature is cold, wet, hard and unforgiving.”

― David Remnick

“I have to always remember, writing is really hard.”

― David Remnick

“It is hard to check five email inboxes, three voice mail systems, or five blogs that you are tracking.”

― David Rose

“When Superman was originally created, by Siegel and Shuster, they were two Jewish immigrants that were desperately trying to assimilate into America. They were having a hard time because they were Jewish. They wanted to get in to mainstream publishing but they couldn’t. That’s why they, and a lot of Jewish guys, went into comic books.”

― David S. Goyer

“It was hard for my friends to equate me with a picture like ‘The Omen.’”

― David Seltzer

“The Constitution is a pantheon of values, and a lot of hard cases are hard because the Constitution gives no simple rule of decision for the cases in which one of the values is truly at odds with another.”

― David Souter

“To be famous and broke is hard.”

― David Spade

“It’s hard to have a career.”

― David Spade

“I find it hard to believe that Senators or the American public will classify Sotomayor as unqualified, particularly given the thin credentials of many of our eighteenth and nineteenth century Supreme Court Justices.”

― David Stras

“Maybe it’s whiner’s fatigue, but I’m getting tired of hearing about how hard it is to start a company and be a CEO. It’s not that hard.”

― David Ulevitch

“It’s so hard to make a comedy pilot and have a cool idea.”

― David Walton

“People only see you as your last role, so it’s hard to break out of that.”

― David Walton

“I’ve worked hard all my life.”

― Dawn Fraser

“A really hard lesson to learn is that most of the time, it’s not about you.”

― Dawn Steel

“Something went wrong with my right arm. I no longer could throw hard, and it hurt like the dickens every time I threw.”

― Dazzy Vance

“I always wish I had another shot at it. But, listen, ‘Godzilla’ is something that I grew up loving. We worked hard to go make one. We kind of blew it. I think everyone gets one.”

― Dean Devlin

“It’s always hard to watch something you create be put in somebody else’s hands.”

― Dean Devlin

“Running back-to-back races requires a certain tactical prudence. Going too hard in any one race might jeopardize your performance in another. Maintaining proper hydration and caloric equilibrium also becomes increasingly critical.”

― Dean Karnazes

“Unlike running on a road or concrete, natural surfaces are more forgiving and offer a more varied terrain, ultimately resulting in less repetitive micro-trauma to bones and joints than running on hard pavement does.”

― Dean Karnazes

“There’s a tendency to dismiss anything having to do with love and intimacy in medicine because it’s hard to measure.”

― Dean Ornish

“It’s hard to imagine the whole punk movement without The Velvet Underground. I toured with them when they did their reunion tour, and no one sounds like that; they are a very unique-sounding band.”

― Dean Wareham

“I work hard, so I play harder.”

― Dean Winters

“I knew what my times were and how my practices were progressing and how close I was to the goals I had set for the year. I swam hard. I always swam hard. If I didn’t, I knew I would pay for it either the next day or the next meet.”

― Debbie Meyer

“Those were hard times, but I loved living there. I would walk on the tracks, hopping, skipping. I enjoyed the neighborhood, I enjoyed El Paso. I remember being chased by tumbleweeds on windy days; they came up to my neck.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“It’s very hard when your child doesn’t want to talk to you and you want to talk to them, and you want to touch them, you want to hold them.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“Gene Kelly was hard on me, but I think he had to be.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“I went to the school of hard knocks.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“Travel is hard, but entertaining is joy.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“I tour all year, 42 weeks a year, so it’s hard for me to remember every place I play.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“Really it’s hard to know where the Republican Party ends and the Tea Party begins.”

― Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“I got my B.F.A. at Wayne State. Moved to L.A. and got my M.F.A. from Cal Arts in acting and just worked hard.”

― Deborah Joy Winans

“I wouldn’t say that it’s hard for sisters to treat each other with respect. Many do.”

― Deborah Tannen

“It can be very hard to know the history of a particular star, but once in a while, we get lucky and find stars with chemical compositions that likely came from in-falling planets.”

― Debra Fischer

“I find it so hard to make films about my own region, but it could happen.”

― Debra Granik

“When I find those actors who are going to work that hard and collaborate that deeply, my role is to make sure there’s a whole lot there for them to work with.”

― Debra Granik

“I’m someone who’s always looking for hope – if there’s a ray of hope, a shrapnel, shred, a flake of hope – because I take the misfortune or hard times of others very seriously.”

― Debra Granik

“When men’s lives become extremely hard, women learn how to deal with them and assist them but also develop quiet systems of coping and managing.”

― Debra Granik

“People are inevitably disappointed, because no one’s as good as Bill Clinton’s first impression. Or, he’s done things. He’s disappointed people in a variety of ways. And so then, the fall is hard.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“It’s very hard to tour.”

― Dee Dee Ramone

“I’m always choosing the hard things, the things that aren’t easy.”

― Dee Rees

“I’d go to lesbian parties. I felt like I wasn’t hard enough to be butch, but I wasn’t wearing heels and a skirt – I wasn’t femme – so I felt like I was sort of invisible.”

― Dee Rees

“Being a parent is not a reasonable thing. It is a very hard thing. I am a parent and I know.”

― Dee Snider

“The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest.”

― Deepika Padukone

“’The Wire’ fans are very specific and hard core. Nobody is neutral about ‘The Wire.’ You either love it, or you couldn’t watch it, and there is no in-between.”

― Deirdre Lovejoy

“Many’s the audition I waltzed into unprepared and wondered why I didn’t get it. I learned the hard way.”

― Deirdre O’Kane

“I’m just going to keep working hard on and off the training field.”

― Dele Alli

“I’m going to keep working hard, and I will be happy to play anywhere for the country. I’m young and would like to play anywhere.”

― Dele Alli

“Your competitive juice, your love of the game, it’s in you. It’s hard to get out.”

― Dell Curry

“It’s tourists in New York. Everything is geared towards that. It’s so hard on Broadway now for them to get people in there. They have to compete with so many other entertainments, so they have to bring a star in which puts people there out of work.”

― Delta Burke

“If you work for it, you’ll deserve what comes. Hard work.”

― DeMar DeRozan

“A lot of people like lollipops. I don’t like lollipops. To me, a lollipop is hard candy plus garbage. I don’t need a handle. Just give me the candy.”

― Demetri Martin

“I think, at first blush, the ’60s always enticed me. There’s something about the ’60s, it’s not hard to like it.”

― Demetri Martin

“I work way too hard in the gym to woo the judges and just skate by.”

― Demetrious Johnson

“If you want it, and you want to get it, then you’ve got to work hard for it, like Tupac was working hard for it.”

― Demetrius Shipp, Jr.

“It’s very, very hard to be generous and compassionate if you haven’t got a dollar in you back pocket to pay for it, to actually pay for those services that people need.”

― Denis Napthine

“Then after that came word processors and it’s hard to make those laugh.”

― Denis Norden

“Everything is so much more stacked than it was even five or 10 years ago. There are so many more good players, so many solid players. The level doesn’t really drop from around 100-500. It’s really tough to make it, but I just have to work as hard as possible.”

― Denis Shapovalov

“Each movie I make has its own heroes, and the two heroes for me in ‘Arrival’ are Amy Adams and Joe Walker, the editor. We worked very, very hard, and it was, by far, the longest editing process.”

― Denis Villeneuve

“Then you figure out that if you don’t throw it as hard as you can, you can put it where you want. It’s more important where you put it.”

― Dennis Eckersley

“There were a lot of great acts at Motown, and some of them were hard to get along with.”

― Dennis Edwards

“I’d love to do a Western. A real Western like John Ford used to do. There’s not too many of them made, so I don’t know if I’ll ever get to do that. They’re awfully hard movies to make.”

― Dennis Farina

“One of the things I had a hard time getting used to when I came to California in ’78 was Santa Claus in shorts.”

― Dennis Franz

“Victoria got very involved with the Obama campaign, and I stepped back out of it. I thought it was good for her to get some glory. It’s hard being married to a celebrity.”

― Dennis Hopper

“I love doing independent films, but it’s very hard to make a living that way.”

― Dennis Quaid

“For infrastructure technology, C will be hard to displace.”

― Dennis Ritchie

“I work hard for the audience. It’s entertainment. I don’t need validation.”

― Denzel Washington

“You have to work hard at things.”

― Derek Fisher

“It’s too hard a life for me. I could only do it – check out in that sense – if I checked out somewhere that was luxurious and within hailing distance of civilization.”

― Derek Jacobi

“It’s often difficult to slough off all that we’ve acquired, all the comforts and safety nets modern life provides for us, and realize that in those days, people were living very much on the edge – life was incredibly hard!”

― Derek Jacobi

“I can’t tear up a poem and be a sound bite for you. Why is that so hard for anyone to understand?”

― Derek Walcott

“I had no sense of ‘Gotta work hard to be famous.’ Never have done, and still don’t.”

― Derren Brown

“The hard part that I had to go through in life, period, is living in poverty and not being able to get what I want.”

― Derrick Rose

“My days shouldn’t be hard because I’m doing what I’m doing and that’s playing basketball.”

― Derrick Rose

“McDonald’s is over with. But chips and candy and stuff, it’s going to be hard to get away from that.”

― Derrick Rose

“It’s hard to be perfect, but that’s something we try to strive for.”

― Deshaun Watson

“Since I was very young I have always worked hard at whatever I have had to do.”

― Desi Arnaz

“I’m not a Casanova in ‘The Newsroom,’ by the way – just another hard worker.”

― Dev Patel

“I have a real hard time with inter-personal relationships. I find it really taxing. Especially, like, friendships and being in bands.”

― Devin Townsend

“You know how hard it is to be blonde? I have to get a highlight every month! Do you know how expensive that is?”

― Devon Windsor

“When Dusty Rhodes passed away, that hit me hard because I couldn’t call him any more. He couldn’t bust my chops. He made a huge difference in my life on so many levels.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“Whenever anything bubbles up, I have to put it down. I have bits and pieces all over my hard drive.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“The Internet has improved a lot in the last few years, but still, you wouldn’t want to depend on Web sources for historical analysis. There’s just something hard to beat about a book.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“It’s so emotional. You train so hard. I know the hours we put into it.”

― Diana Lopez

“If you were in the film industry at that time, you were always picked up by directors who were much older. You were whisked about and shown things. I did work very hard though.”

― Diane Cilento

“I was a hard worker, and I always knew my lines.”

― Diane Cilento

“My parents were desperately trying to become documented citizens of this country and tried very hard to get there, but to no avail.”

― Diane Guerrero

“Relationships are hard. You’re lucky if you find someone.”

― Diane Keaton

“Chemotherapy is such a hard, hard kiss. Anything we can do to alleviate its side effects should be intelligently explored with an open mind.”

― Diane Ladd

“I had a hard time calling Laurence Oliver ‘Larry.’”

― Diane Lane

“Lawyers work hard and, like us, they’re human, many of them.”

― Dick Cavett

“Comedians are sometimes resentful of their writers. Probably because it’s hard for giant egos to admit you need anyone but yourself to be what you are.”

― Dick Cavett

“When I play, I don’t cheat. I played for 490,000 in Berlin, and I’ll play just as hard for 100.”

― Dick Dale

“What I play now isn’t surf music. It’s too powerful. I used to go through paper bags; now I go through brick walls. I play hard.”

― Dick Dale

“It’s quite hard to act yourself all the time.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“There were times when I’d bench players for their lack of effort. We worked very hard on fundamentals, which was the Dodger way. We needed to be more aggressive.”

― Dick Williams

“It’s hard for people to understand that when five or six guys are together working intensely, they can really get into some duels.”

― Dickey Betts

“There is a time to be chic and sportive, there is a time to be sexy and feminine, but it’s hard to find the balance, and Tod’s has done that.”

― Diego Della Valle

“I’ve played as a lone striker and enjoyed it, especially if you have good supporting players around you. But a full season by myself? That would be hard.”

― Diego Forlan

“It’s hard to know when to call it a day as a footballer.”

― Diego Forlan

“There were no Manchester United fans protesting when I left their club in 2005. I wasn’t one of their most important players, so I moved on, worked really hard, got my breaks, and my career took off.”

― Diego Forlan

“I need to keep working hard, winning fights, and it will happen. I just hope that I don’t get sidestepped for too long.”

― Dillian Whyte

“It’s hard if people don’t want to fight me.”

― Dillian Whyte

“My energy is good; it is directed at training hard.”

― Dillian Whyte

“I do some three-part harmonies on ‘Throes of Rejection’ and ‘Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks,’ but I didn’t go overboard with it.”

― Dimebag Darrell

“Whenever I record more than two or three layers, it starts to get cluttered up, and you can’t hear the cut of the guitars as good. It’s hard to get four guitars to hit at exactly the same time and keep the attack tight.”

― Dimebag Darrell

“I had spent four years at Le Havre, and when they told me they weren’t keeping me, because I wasn’t good for the second division, that hit me hard.”

― Dimitri Payet

“We used to take it really hard when people criticized us about what we were wearing, but not anymore.”

― Dinah Jane

“When our schedules are busy, and we are working hard on the tasks immediately at hand, it can be difficult to see that big, potential breakthrough idea right in front of us, much less act on it.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“It’s hard to explain music when it goes in your gut and makes left and right and turns and moves you and resonates with you.”

― Dion DiMucci

“I found songwriting really hard at first, but after a while it was actually very easy. I wrote about everyday stuff.”

― Dionne Bromfield

“I found songwriting really hard at first, but after a while it was actually very easy.”

― Dionne Bromfield

“From Fred Astaire I learned discipline and hard work.”

― Dirk Benedict

“I’ve always been a fan of the VMAs, and I’ve always worked hard just to get a ticket to go to the VMAs.”

― DJ Khaled

“We can take a ‘It was hard to get there.’ But we ain’t taking no loss. We’re going to win.”

― DJ Khaled

“I’m gonna go hard no matter what because I gotta feed my family, and I gotta feed myself.”

― DJ Khaled

“My face is distinct. It’s hard to confuse me with anyone else.”

― DJ Qualls

“It’s been really hard to watch the news of this Anonymous and LulzSec stuff because most of what they do – defacing Web sites and running denial-of-service attacks – is not serious. It’s really just nuisance.”

― Dmitri Alperovitch

“In 2001, Congress passed much needed tax relief to allow Americans to keep more of their hard earned money and spend it as they see fit – rather than how the federal government sees fit.”

― Doc Hastings

“Our region’s economy was built upon their entrepreneurial spirit, and our economy still depends on the continued success of the enterprises they have worked so hard to create.”

― Doc Hastings

“I have a tendency to be awfully big-hearted and it’s very hard for me to say no, even when I need to.”

― Dolly Parton

“It’s not easy being young. It’s hard to know what to do.”

― Dolly Parton

“It was different to what everyone else was doing. It was very hard to pigeonhole The Cranberries. And we were just huge; it was just sensational.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“Dolly Parton… I love being around that woman! I worked really hard to keep up with her.”

― Dom DeLuise

“’Pale Fire’ by Vladimir Nabokov was bloody hard work but really thrilling.”

― Domhnall Gleeson

“I believe that MPs from all parties must work together to prevent a damaging hard exit.”

― Dominic Grieve

“Intelligence is fragmentary and hard to discover, so it is by joining forces and sharing information with our allies that we maximise our ability to protect ourselves.”

― Dominic Grieve

“No-one wants to see a return to the hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.”

― Dominic Raab

“I never, ever objected to hard work.”

― Dominique Moceanu

“What I learned is that it’s very hard to have both a family life and a touring life simultaneously.”

― Domino Kirke

“My bones are as hard as a rock. Every time I have a biopsy, the doctors are doing hand exercises a week, ten days out.”

― Don Baylor

“It was hard to do ‘Vikings.’ It was hard to do ‘Copper.’ Part of that was, like, there’s dialect and other things.”

― Donal Logue

“It’s hard to have money in the bank and want something and then not get it.”

― Donald Cerrone

“Until ‘Scrubs,’ I didn’t have a business manager. I learned everything on my own – and I learned the hard way.”

― Donald Faison

“It’s very hard for all of us, when we’ve committed ourselves to a particular interpretation, to change our minds.”

― Donald Johanson

“Treat each federal dollar as if it was hard earned; it was – by a taxpayer.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“Dying is easy; comedy is hard.”

― Donald Wolfit

“I think it’s hard to write about children and to have an idea of innocence.”

― Donna Tartt

“It’s not hard to keep up the image we chose. It’s not hard to stay yourselves.”

― Donnie Wahlberg

“It’s rare that I come across actors who are willing to work as hard on the material as I am.”

― Donnie Wahlberg

“Well, unless you’ve suffered from panic attacks and social anxiety disorders, which is what I was diagnosed as having, it’s hard to explain it. But you go on stage knowing you’re actually physically going to die. You will keel over and die.”

― Donny Osmond

“’Donny and Marie’ was a great experience. I tried so hard to be a great talk show host but it’s all about relaxing and enjoying it. Marie and I finally figured that out. I would have liked it to continue but I’m kind of glad it’s over because of the phenomenal workload.”

― Donny Osmond

“I have always just experimented, and I come from a very ancient, acoustic root. It was very hard to put a finger on me.”

― Donovan

“I’ve worked hard all my life. You have to if you want to get things done.”

― Doris Lessing

“If you are a young writer today, it’s very hard.”

― Doris Lessing

“I don’t have a particular recommendation other than that we base decisions on as much hard data as possible. We need to carefully look at all the options and all their ramifications in making our decisions.”

― Dorothy Denning

“I take pride in my craft, and I work extremely hard.”

― Doug Baldwin

“For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.”

― Doug Larson

“People don’t talk about how hard it is to make a movie. Nobody does. Ever.”

― Doug Liman

“It’s pretty hard to play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with someone and not fall in love.”

― Douglas Hodge

“They died hard, those savage men – like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.”

― Douglas MacArthur

“Occupy is anything but a protest movement. That’s why it has been so hard for news agencies to express or even discern the ‘demands’ of the growing legions of Occupy participants around the nation, and even the world.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“For Google, the problem with being a free, abundant, and rather infinite set of services is that it’s hard to create much of a stir about anything. There are so many major software service options under the ‘more’ menu on the Gmail page that they’ve had to go and add a final item called ‘even more.’”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“In two days, it’s hard to to get the quality you would normally want for a design project.”

― Douglas Wilson

“I work hard making music – that’s how I earn a living.”

― Dr. Dre

“There’s just a lot of really young, entitled people. I don’t think a lot of these young people have to work very hard. They’re found on YouTube and, boom, thrown into the studio, so they think they can get anything they want.”

― Drake Bell

“I know what hard times are like. I didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth. I’ve had struggles.”

― Draymond Green

“I just don’t want to make the same old movies. I’m not interested in it. Directing’s hard. It takes up a lot of your life, and I’m not that interested in making the same old film.”

― Drew Goddard

“The movies I respond to are by guys like the Coen brothers and Edgar Wright, where it’s hard to fit them into any one box.”

― Drew Goddard

“It would have been very hard to grow if I hadn’t stepped outside the WWE bubble and gain a clear perspective on everything.”

― Drew McIntyre

“I was 11 years old and have the same curveball I have now. So I was literally striking everybody out. I always threw hard, and I was bigger than all the kids, so I would throw hard and throw that curveball, and no one could hit me.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“It’s hard to be a two-pitch guy. People tell you that, but you don’t really believe it.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“It’s hard to tell yourself to get ready when it’s like, ‘I need to make this freaking team first.’”

― Drew Pomeranz

“I’m the kind of guy that once I decide I’m going to do something I have a hard time just giving up on it without giving it a fair shot.”

― Drew Roy

“I’m very hard on the art world just being a big business.”

― Duane Michals

“Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you’re swinging.”

― Duke Snider

“I think if you’re young and you’re being compared with a successful family member, it’s really hard to maintain any sense of self-worth and credibility.”

― Duncan Jones

“For my second record I had gotten ProTools (program) and started to familiar myself with hard disc recording.”

― Duncan Sheik

“Hard work always pays off, whatever you do.”

― Dustin Lynch

“I like to use the hard times in the past to motivate me today.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“There are definitely people who disagree with certain creative decisions you make. Pleasing everyone is pretty hard.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“I knew early on that I wanted to entertain in some form. And I knew I would work as hard as anyone to do it.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I work extremely hard in the weight room, and also on the court to get better and make sure I keep my body in shape.”

― Dwight Howard

“There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer.”

― E. M. Forster

“Change will come slowly, across generations, because old beliefs die hard even when demonstrably false.”

― E. O. Wilson

“It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.”

― E. W. Howe

“It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak, but acting justly always has its rewards.”

― Eamon de Valera

“Maybe subconsciously I feel I was meant to work hard for a living.”

― Eartha Kitt

“There is nothing settled about a poet’s identity. The becoming doesn’t stop because the being has been achieved. They proceed together, attached in ways that are hard to be exact about.”

― Eavan Boland

“Our spirit is not dependent on the brain or body. It is eternal, and no one has one sentence worth of hard evidence that it isn’t.”

― Eben Alexander

“There was no one around me who didn’t work hard.”

― Ed Bradley

“You’re running to be prime minister – it’s hard to be the person who makes jokes.”

― Ed Miliband

“If there was a way to discourage trash constitutionally, I would sure as heck take a hard look at it. I don’t think there is. So I don’t think there’s a choice here.”

― Ed Rendell

“Ball parks are smaller and baseballs are livelier. They’ve practically got pitchers wearing straitjackets. Bah! They still allow the knuckleball, and that is three times as hard to control.”

― Ed Walsh

“It’s hard when you win the title to not think, ‘I’m here. Now what do I do?’”

― Eddie Alvarez

“We got four-ounce gloves here. It’s not hard to knock someone out.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“The fact of the matter is, it’s hard to find good movies, period.”

― Eddie Kaye Thomas

“I wasn’t that hard. I wasn’t that tough. I wasn’t that funny – I looked like me.”

― Eddie Marsan

“I draw and play the piano badly. But when I’m doing those things, I’m concentrating so hard there’s no room for worry. I find that onstage, too.”

― Eddie Redmayne

“The power chords in ‘Come Sail Away’ were super heavy to me as a kid. Metal? No. Hard rock? At times, for sure.”

― Eddie Trunk

“I’ve had the privilege of meeting and/or interviewing most of the top metal and hard rock artists at various points in my career and sharing their stories and music with millions of fans on air through TV and radio.”

― Eddie Trunk

“Hard rock for me is AC/DC, Def Leppard, Tesla, Kiss. Metal tends to be louder, ruder, darker, like Judas Priest, Slayer, Iron Maiden.”

― Eddie Trunk

“It is hard to say no to PSG – as with all teams capable of winning the Champions League, There is always uncertainty in football.”

― Eden Hazard

“I don’t complain if I get a hard tackle.”

― Edgar Davids

“I’ve watched those shows my whole life – being on one is like a dream. It’s hard to balance that dream with the fact that this is the Edie I’ve known my whole life.”

― Edie Falco

“It’s hard to notice things without people noticing me and that takes some getting used to.”

― Edie Falco

“The secret? Hard work. And more hard work.”

― Edin Dzeko

“Working hard, I hope to achieve the things I did in Manchester with Roma.”

― Edin Dzeko

“I am a hard worker who looks to give everything.”

― Edinson Cavani

“I have to work hard, just like any other player.”

― Edinson Cavani

“A successful artist of any kind has to work so hard that she is justified in refusing to lay down her sceptre until she is placed on the bier.”

― Edith Evans

“Fashion is a potency in art, making it hard to judge between the temporary and the lasting.”

― Edmund Clarence Stedman

“It is hard for anyone who discovers George Washington not to write about him, perhaps because he is so hard to discover and such a surprise when you do.”

― Edmund Morgan

“I’m trying to photograph an old offshore oil city that is lying in decay in the Caspian Sea, but I’ve been having a hard time getting there.”

― Edward Burtynsky

“War – hard apprenticeship of freedom.”

― Edward Everett Hale

“The next generation of innovators, who need neutrality the most, are not at the bargaining table. They’re hard at work in their labs or classrooms, dreaming of the next big thing, and hoping that the Internet is as open to them as it was to the founders of Google.”

― Edward Felten

“I am very, very competitive and ambitious. I would definitely fight hard for a role I believed in.”

― Edward Furlong

“It’s really hard to find good movies, and that’s pretty much what I try to find, good movies.”

― Edward Furlong

“I had a hard time going back to school after T2. I really didn’t want to go to private school.”

― Edward Furlong

“What kind of hard SF do I write? Everything from near-future, Earth-centric techno-thrillers to far-future, far-flung interstellar epics.”

― Edward M. Lerner

“All people are paradoxical. No one is easily reducible, so I like characters who have contradictory impulses or shades of ambiguity. It’s fun, and it’s fun because it’s hard.”

― Edward Norton

“People who want alternative information have to try so hard to find it.”

― Edwidge Danticat

“Every one of our films, when we start off, they suck… our job is to take it from something that sucks to something that doesn’t suck. That’s the hard part.”

― Edwin Catmull

“Believe me, sequels are just as hard to make as original films.”

― Edwin Catmull

“In architecture, Palladio is the game. It means hard thought all through – if it is labored, it fails.”

― Edwin Lutyens

“It’s hard for the older boys to play twice a week, so it’s important for everyone in the squad to play their part.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“It’s hard to put your faith in youngsters, but Ajax have always done that.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“I didn’t find it hard to settle at United because there was a great bunch of players, great staff, and a good atmosphere at the club.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“When I left Yale, it was so painful to me. I had worked so hard, gotten so far, and just walked away.”

― Eileen Pollack

“I don’t work that hard.”

― Ekta Kapoor

“When I’m not feeling something, I have a very hard time doing it.”

― El-P

“It’s not coincidental that America’s vigorous recovery in the early 1980s was led by a president who worked hard to unshackle growth in the private sector.”

― Elaine Chao

“I’m a hotel baby, absolutely: it’s hard to think of a hotel I haven’t stayed in.”

― Elaine Stritch

“Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.”

― Elaine Stritch

“My dad was a football player, and I’ve been the same size since eighth grade, so I get how it can be hard when you don’t fit in with the ‘normal-size’ girls, or your butt and legs are too big for normal-size jeans.”

― Elana Meyers

“It’s pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“Just so everyone knows out there – it’s not easy to make a movie. It’s really hard.”

― Elden Henson

“Living in the fishbowl is hard enough without worrying about a Secret Service that can’t keep mum.”

― Eleanor Clift

“Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Models are like athletes: You burn hard and fast.”

― Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann

“Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part.”

― Elgin Baylor

“Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it.”

― Elia Kazan

“I was taken in by what might be called the Hard Times version of the Communists’ advertising or recruiting technique.”

― Elia Kazan

“I’ve always thought that if you work really hard at something, you can get it.”

― Elisabeth Hasselbeck

“Why an artist loves what they do is often so hard to describe.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“Nothing replaces hard work.”

― Elise Stefanik

“I just don’t like showing everything I’ve got. I don’t want to look like I’m trying too hard to be sexy.”

― Elisha Cuthbert

“You can’t improv off of bad writing. Then you have to actually create your objective, which is really hard to do in an element without the skeleton to go off of.”

― Eliza Coupe

“I try to be optimistic, but in this business it’s so hard. The craziest stuff can happen.”

― Eliza Coupe

“I’m afraid of a cappella. I don’t read music, and I have a hard time harmonizing. Basically, I’m a melody singer only.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“Life is so fragile, so brief. And we seemingly work so hard at trying to ignore that.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“Women have a real talent for bearing up under hard times.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“Charlestoning is hard. People were fit in the ’20s to be able to do that. I guess they didn’t sit in front of their computers all day.”

― Elizabeth Debicki

“In California, we’ve had a series of millionaires and billionaires and CEOs and movie stars. We need to take a hard look at how we define legitimate and credible candidates.”

― Elizabeth Emken

“Absolute certainty is not something I strive for anymore. I’ve learned the hard way that destiny usually looks upon our most strident convictions with amusement, or perhaps even pity.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“I have a rigid self-accountability. You have to work hard.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“It’s very hard to get the dynamics where two people can stimulate each other and be happy.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“I keep telling myself I should try very hard to write a novel of about 210 pages… I don’t seem to be capable of it, but I keep hoping it will happen.”

― Elizabeth Kostova

“To sit idly, not doing, merely experiencing, comes hard to a primate.”

― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“Once I started writing novels, I understood how hard it was to write really good short stories.”

― Elizabeth McCracken

“It is hard to be an actor on a TV show, because you don’t know what’s coming and you sort of find out very last minute sort of what’s happening.”

― Elizabeth Meriwether

“Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus.”

― Elizabeth Moon

“It’s hard to hold the focus that strongly on a single character for that long.”

― Elizabeth Moon

“It’s interesting to watch myself with an audience; I’m trying hard to learn from it.”

― Elizabeth Olsen

“It is hard to date anywhere… I think you just get a little older and hopefully a clearer idea of who you – I don’t know. It is hard.”

― Elizabeth Reaser

“What I’ve learned is that real change is very, very hard. But I’ve also learned that change is possible – if you fight for it.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“I think it’s really hard for filmmakers to adapt books.”

― Ella Purnell

“But one of the hardest things for me to do was to access anger. I could do it on stage. But when I did it on film it was hard for me. That probably has to do with the intimacy of film. And my own personal issues with expressing anger. So I had to learn how to do that.”

― Ellen Barkin

“I have no problem being 53. Why would I want to be 35 again? I want to discover who I am in my 50s. And if I tried too hard to look younger, it would seem that I was uncomfortable with who I am, wouldn’t it?”

― Ellen Barkin

“When people show me clothing that seems very, very feminine, it’s hard for me to embrace that, because it just doesn’t feel like me.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“No life is so hard that you cannot make it easier by the way you take it.”

― Ellen Glasgow

“You can’t really judge characters, because that’s when it gets really hard to play them.”

― Ellen Pompeo

“With all the attention given to the personal computer, it’s hard to remember that other companion machine in the room – the printer.”

― Ellen Ullman

“With code, what it means is what it does. It doesn’t express, not really. It’s a very bounded conversation. And writing is not bounded. That’s what’s hard about it.”

― Ellen Ullman

“I want to be more like Pixie Lott. She works really hard but always manages to keep smiling. She never complains.”

― Ellie Goulding

“George McGovern and his supporters committed what, in a two-party system, are capital crimes: they did not compromise, they took hard ideological positions, they alienated a large portion of their party’s traditional supporters, and they lost – very, very badly.”

― Elliott Abrams

“In any case, Ives encouraged me to go into music even though he himself had such a hard time being a composer.”

― Elliott Carter

“I didn’t have a hard time making it, I had a hard time letting it go.”

― Elliott Smith

“I don’t like mixed colors that much, like plum color or deep, deep colors that are hard to define.”

― Ellsworth Kelly

“Facebook is quite entrenched and has a network effect. It’s hard to break into a network once it’s formed.”

― Elon Musk

“All-time favorite workout is basketball. It’s very hard to do basketball training, though, but it’s my favorite.”

― Elsa Hosk

“Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the hard work in that we did when we were young performers.”

― Elton John

“It would be hard to make a movie worse than the first ‘Ocean’s Eleven,’ the 1960 Lewis Milestone film.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake.”

― Elvis Presley

“The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.”

― Elvis Presley

“Pianists don’t argue too much generally because we have such a hard time just getting things right; arguing is for string players.”

― Emanuel Ax

“I’ve read all the ‘Game of Thrones’ books many times over, so I sometimes find it easier being on set, because it can be hard to get out of character.”

― Emilia Clarke

“We get very set in our ways and it’s sometimes hard to look beyond what else is out there.”

― Emilio Estevez

“I find it so hard to lose weight: it takes me weeks and weeks of dieting and training just to lose three pounds.”

― Emily Atack

“It is hard as an actor when you are typecast at a really young age and come out of that pigeonhole thing.”

― Emily Atack

“I was always warned about how hard it was to get work, so I didn’t at all expect to get a job before I’d even left LAMDA. I was very realistic about it.”

― Emily Beecham

“The performances I enjoy are the ones that are hard to read or ambiguous or left-of-centre because it makes you look closer and that’s what humans are like – quite mysterious creatures, hard to pinpoint.”

― Emily Blunt

“It’s quite hard to faze me. I’m fairly un-shockable.”

― Emily Blunt

“I almost broke my coccyx on ‘The Wolf Man’, and I banged my head once. I had to fall really hard.”

― Emily Blunt

“It’s very hard to play the straight lead girl and still make her sparkly and fun and real.”

― Emily Blunt

“People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.”

― Emily Dickinson

“With family dramas, it’s hard to keep those stories alive.”

― Emily VanCamp

“Women are hard on themselves.”

― Emily VanCamp

“This is hard to admit, but historically, I haven’t worn sunscreen. I know – not good.”

― Emily Weiss

“I like people who work hard.”

― Emily Weiss

“These times are so hard, and they’re getting even harder.”

― Eminem

“Touring is hard on the body.”

― Eminem

“I find that when I’m ready for something to end, I transition quickly. But when something ends before its time, I find it hard to move on.”

― Emma Caulfield

“I absolutely love working in Australia. Overseas is a lot tougher – it’s really hard to break into campaigns over there.”

― Emma Ishta

“It’s hard growing up in Hollywood, you know? I’m not from L.A. originally.”

― Emma Kenney

“Drama is hard for me. Crying is much harder for me than laughter.”

― Emma Stone

“Yes, I will put it out there – I will work for anyone for free if they’re prepared to make their clothing Fair Trade and organic. It’s really hard to get people interested in it.”

― Emma Watson

“It’s very hard to describe your own style. And I’m young, so I’m still experimenting. But I think it’s quite British and very much about individuality.”

― Emma Watson

“Sometimes kids used to give me a hard time. But they’re on my side.”

― Emmanuel Lewis

“We have a lack of growth in Europe, in eurozone, and in France, and we are struggling hard to recover and restore this growth.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“My career has been successful, but it’s been a grind of hard work.”

― Emmanuelle Chriqui

“Acting is not glamorous. It’s not. Anybody who wants to get into acting for the glamour is in for a hard time.”

― Emmanuelle Chriqui

“There will be no hard border from Dundalk to Derry in the context of it being a European border, and by that I mean customs posts every mile along the road.”

― Enda Kenny

“The re-establishment of a hard border on the island of Ireland would be a step backwards and present an opportunity for others, with malign agendas, to exploit for destructive purposes.”

― Enda Kenny

“Italian sides will find it hard to attract the world’s top players while there is a salary cap.”

― Eniola Aluko

“As a forward, when you have not scored for a while the desire to score gets stronger and stronger and ultimately that can work against you because you are trying too hard to do what comes naturally.”

― Eniola Aluko

“I have touched coral, and it feels hard like a rock, with a little slimy thing on top of it. But it is better to not touch coral, to prevent damaging it.”

― Enric Sala

“I really appreciate an actor who has paid their dues and who has learned hard knocks and has been rewarded in the end.”

― Enrico Colantoni

“The one thing I’ve learned in the last ten years is that successful artists don’t get paid to write and sing songs, they get paid for the psychological roller coaster they’re going to have to ride. That’s the hard work.”

― Enrique Iglesias

“I have a hard time recalling the titles of books.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“There is no evidence that terrorists use Mexico to cross into the United States. There have been comments to that regard, but not one of those statements has contained hard evidence.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“It’s so hard to figure out what’s going on in biological systems. You just can’t see them.”

― Erez Lieberman Aiden

“Ensemble is hard to do. It’s like 3-D chess.”

― Eric Bogosian

“The market for short stories is hard to break into, but a magazine editor isn’t always looking for big names with which to sell his magazine – they’re more willing to try stories by newcomers, if those tales are good.”

― Eric Brown

“As far as the Animals breaking up – it was my fault. I wanted out. We took it to the max, as far as we could take it. Our reunion tour in 1983 went pretty good until we left America. Then we pushed it too hard and it fell apart.”

― Eric Burdon

“You retire, but you’re still aching to play. But in order to play, you have to resist certain temptations, and train hard. And I just didn’t have the desire to do that any more.”

― Eric Cantona

“I found leaving Manchester United very, very hard.”

― Eric Cantona

“I always knew I had to work hard.”

― Eric Cantona

“I’m a hard headed lawyer.”

― Eric Holder

“There’s always risk. But I’m going to come in and play hard. I want to come in and contribute.”

― Eric Lindros

“Certainly ‘Lonesome Dove’ would be way hard now, because, I mean, back then I wasn’t married. I didn’t have kids.”

― Eric McCormack

“It’s hard in this business to get the opportunities to show off range.”

― Eric McCormack

“I’m not sure sometimes if it was because Will was gay or it was a sitcom. But that combination does make it hard to become the new lead on the ‘Sopranos.’”

― Eric McCormack

“If you know people who are suicidal, or if you know people who are bipolar, depressed, have panic attack disorder, just be there for them. They’re going through something that’s very, very hard.”

― Eric Millegan

“The problem with entrepreneurship is we are often working really hard producing high quality products that no-one wants. The creation of stuff is not valued.”

― Eric Ries

“Well, I quit smoking three weeks ago and I had a hard day today not smoking.”

― Eric Roberts

“As New York’s chief law enforcement officer, I have taken a hard line against those in state government who abuse the law they have sworn to uphold.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“I spent five years working very hard to develop a relationship with the veterans’ service organizations. We have together worked some major projects.”

― Eric Shinseki

“I’ve gone out with a couple girls in L.A. that I met on Tinder, like on real dates. It’s hard to meet people.”

― Eric Stonestreet

“My parents worked really hard.”

― Eric Swalwell

“In the summertime, it’s always hard to introduce new series; everyone’s ready for that in the fall.”

― Erica Durance

“When I heard about how big a star Puneeth Rajkumar is, I was anxious about working with him. It was only after we began shooting that I realized how chilled-out and down-to-earth he actually is. We worked hard on the set but also had fun doing so.”

― Erica Fernandes

“It’s hard to do fiction and nonfiction simultaneously.”

― Erica Jong

“When everyone thinks they know you, it’s hard not to be guarded.”

― Erica Jong

“I do a lot of teaching… and so I think I know how hard it is for young writers, how they have to work two jobs to survive.”

― Erica Jong

“That’s been hard being away from the family, because Washington can be lonely. When you tune out of all the activity, that’s like, you’re alone.”

― Erik Paulsen

“Work hard; be ethical.”

― Erika Christensen

“The worst sense of security is a false one. It’s hard for people to wrap their heads around the idea that those in charge – federal, state and local agencies – might be cheating the system. But, all too often, that is exactly what happens.”

― Erin Brockovich

“I liked wearing the ’50s wardrobe. It was hard in the beginning. The first shows I wore regular young girl dresses. Then a little later I got to wear the poodle skirts and such.”

― Erin Moran

“I think swimming’s hard because I can’t float.”

― Erinn Smart

“I think most amateurs dread playing a 180-plus-yard par 3 even more than a hard par 4. Part of it is psychological: You think you should be getting a breather, distance-wise, and instead, you get hit with a long iron or hybrid shot over trouble.”

― Ernie Els

“I believed in myself, and I’ve always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word.”

― Erykah Badu

“With American orchestras, in particular, because they play in such huge halls, getting a true pianissimo is very hard.”

― Esa-Pekka Salonen

“I have worked really hard to keep in shape.”

― Essam El Hadary

“I’ve got rule a that I’ve stuck to for many years: train as hard as you can.”

― Essam El Hadary

“By working hard, age is just a number.”

― Essam El Hadary

“Trying to get over to the ‘on camera’ side of things has been hard work.”

― Essie Davis

“It’s hard, but what’s the point of having children unless you’re there to raise them, I reckon.”

― Essie Davis

“Life is about hard work and getting on with things.”

― Esther McVey

“It’s hard to dislike a guy who’s spouting off funny comments when he grabs a guy in a hold, you know? It’s hard to dislike that, because it’s entertaining.”

― Ethan Carter III

“It’s hard pressed to find a better American role model than Teddy Roosevelt.”

― Ethan Carter III

“It’s hard to get away from being old. I still talk about the TV set.”

― Ethan Coen

“It is very difficult for any couple who are married if both people are ambitious. I don’t know if it’s just too hard to be married to a woman that wants to be a movie star.”

― Ethan Hawke

“I’m used to working hard and making sacrifices.”

― Ethan Slater

“The prison industrial complex, to put it in its crassest term, is a system of industrial mass incarceration. So there’s what you call bureaucratic thrust behind it. It’s hard to shut off because politicians rely upon the steady flow of jobs to their district that the prison system and its related industries promise.”

― Eugene Jarecki

“The first time I came here to the U.S. to start a career, it was in 2002 or 2003. Since then, it’s been so, so hard.”

― Eugenio Derbez

“Most people don’t need to work as hard as I do.”

― Eva Gabor

“Topics that are hard to talk about can be difficult for a lot of people, but it’s important that we make sure we’re addressing difficult topics/issues so it doesn’t become the norm.”

― Eva Gutowski

“When you have clay in your hands, it’s hard to avoid making birds.”

― Eva Zeisel

“It is hard, though, ‘cos record labels love to boss you around. I won’t let them do that anymore.”

― Evan Dando

“If you’re not making some mistakes, it probably means you’re not trying hard enough.”

― Evan Davis

“Fighters find it hard to give up doing what they do best – fighting for a living.”

― Evander Holyfield

“Saying ‘no’ is not hard for me; it’s scarier for me to say ‘yes.’ I’m actually more afraid of commitment than of saying ‘no.’”

― Evangeline Lilly

“I never developed hard cartilage in my ears because I played with them since I was a baby. I can fold my ear entirely inside out, and I can put the whole thing inside itself.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“I dance around my living room to cheesy ’80s aerobics music until I’m sweating really hard!”

― Evangeline Lilly

“If you are connected to your own internal being, it is very hard to be screwing and destroying and hurting another human being, because you’ll be feeling what they’re feeling. If you’re separated, it’s not a hard thing to do at all.”

― Eve Ensler

“As far as style goes, I gravitate toward anything that is effortlessly chic. I don’t wanna look like I’m trying too hard.”

― Eve

“Diplomacy is, perhaps, one element of the U.S. government that should not be subject to the demands of ‘open government’; whenever it works, it is usually because it is done behind closed doors. But this may be increasingly hard to achieve in the age of Twittering bureaucrats.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“It was very hard for all of us. It’s still very hard. The anniversary of his death just passed, and every single one of his friends, still, after all these years… it’s unbelievable.”

― Eydie Gorme

“I’m going to finish my runs hard, and I’m going to try to set the tone.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I’m a very traditional English guy who believes in hard work and dedication and giving it absolutely everything.”

― Fabian Delph

“I know it is really hard to win a league, especially the Premier League, but we have experienced players here at Liverpool.”

― Fabinho

“I’d be the biggest hypocrite if I said I really worked very hard for my career, because it was given to me on a silver platter. I can’t take any credit.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“I like a girl with old-fashioned values – and they are very hard to find, particularly in L.A.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“I just focus on working hard and play with serenity.”

― Fabio Quagliarella

“Failure affects me hard.”

― Fahadh Faasil

“I think society, in general, is hard on women, period.”

― Faith Hill

“Scientists have discovered that, as we age, our brains act like computers with fuller and fuller hard drives. So when we’re trying to recall a fact or a word or a name, it takes us longer, because – to put it scientifically – our brains hold a lot of ‘stuff.’”

― Faith Salie

“I’m trying to fight typecasting as hard as I can, while I have time.”

― Famke Janssen

“When someone holds a knife to your throat it’s easy to be scared. It’s not hard to imagine what it would be like.”

― Famke Janssen

“It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard to sit back and actually wait and allow everything – just let it be.”

― Fantasia Barrino

“I been through some things but I worked hard to get to where I’m at.”

― Fantasia Barrino

“Conservatives used to believe in confronting hard truths, not succumbing to comforting fairy tales. Some still do.”

― Fareed Zakaria

“It’s hard to have a boom-bap hip hop record that goes No. 1 in the country.”

― Fat Joe

“This world is too hard for me to leave my kids, without me supervising and being there for them.”

― Fat Joe

“I believe that, too, it’s hard to believe that anybody could not believe that.”

― Fay Vincent

“Moving from Rome to Brussels was hard.”

― Federica Mogherini

“I am the face and ambassador of sambo. The organization I’m working is trying really hard to make sambo a sport on the Olympian level.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“Any kind of anthemic song, for the most part, they’re on the positive side of things. It’s not hard to identify when a melody is just one degree too complicated or one degree too simple and where that line of pop memorability lies.”

― Feist

“As a child, I always liked dressing up and getting into character, and actors are lucky in being able to retain that playfulness, though we do seem to find it hard to grow up.”

― Felicity Jones

“You have seen on TV how hard it is to go up 129,000 feet and how hard it is to come down.”

― Felix Baumgartner

“I knew I wanted considerable education so that I wouldn’t have to work as hard as my parents.”

― Ferid Murad

“Pep and his staff work very hard, not just on the training pitch but also with the analysis of opponents, and now, of course, we understand more how he wants to play.”

― Fernandinho

“I moved cities when I was 17, and I moved countries when I was 20. Every time, I put football at the forefront and, if you do that, you don’t have such a hard time settling in.”

― Fernandinho

“It was very hard to go through life as a small boy supporting Atletico.”

― Fernando Torres

“My only path has always been to work hard.”

― Fernando Torres

“It’s very hard to be an innovator at the highest level in any discipline. For some chefs it’s merely about combining ingredients, but that’s something you can do with your eyes closed.”

― Ferran Adria

“I heard Samoans have hard heads, but it turns out what Enzo Amore told me about Samoa Joe’s head was true. His head is S-A-W-F-T.”

― Finn Balor

“Textures apply to everything I do. Even within my music, I like smooth things, and then hard and fluffy things, all giving them their place to shine.”

― FKA twigs

“I tried to learn the Finnish language, which is really, really, really hard, and I realized that if I want to really learn it, I need to move to Finland.”

― Floor Jansen

“The principle though remains the same, and the important thing is CBS fought hard, very hard, to protect that principle and will fight again.”

― Floyd Abrams

“For if you train hard and responsibly your confidence surges to a maximum.”

― Floyd Patterson

“We’re all trying so hard to be beautiful, but the people in ‘Kuso’ are trying so hard to be disgusting.”

― Flying Lotus

“I like hard rock, and classic rock, and even metal.”

― Frances McDormand

“Governments of all stripes want to deliver growth and rebalance their economies now that they have learned the hard way that, left to their own devices, markets pick expensive banking losers.”

― Frances O’Grady

“The simplest principles become difficult of practice, when habits, formed in error, have been fixed by time, and the simplest truths hard to receive when prejudice has warped the mind.”

― Frances Wright

“I want to see Christian fiction speak to the hard and real issues that tear people’s lives apart.”

― Francine Rivers

“Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.”

― Francis Bacon

“Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.”

― Francis Bacon

“It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.”

― Francis Bacon

“One of my biggest fears – maybe my biggest weakness as a Christian – is that I have a hard time going up to a stranger and talking to them about Jesus.”

― Francis Chan

“I’m aware there are certain products that are being advertised – food products – with ‘no chemicals whatsoever.’ Well, that would be pretty hard to arrange, since everything around us is made up of atoms and molecules – chemicals – including ourselves.”

― Francis Collins

“I became quite successful very young, and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and I just worked so hard at it.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“To the fantastic mental illness of Rationalism, hard facts are regrettable things, and to talk about them is to create them.”

― Francis Parker Yockey

“It’s very hard for me to photograph someone when I’m not attracted by who they are.”

― Francois Nars

“I’ve tried very hard and I’ve never found any resemblance between the people I know and the people in my novels.”

― Francoise Sagan

“I have always been restless. I have always been a seeker. It is one of the reasons that I train as hard as I do and I have studied as many disciplines as I have. I need to be challenged.”

― Frank Grillo

“Even with the quality of players that we have, they’re an extremely hard side to break down and once they get on top of you, you find it difficult to stem the flow of attacks.”

― Frank Lampard

“I didn’t want to be the rebel who was bottom of the class, so I worked hard. They wanted me to stay on for A-Levels, but football came calling – that was my real love.”

― Frank Lampard

“Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow.”

― Frank McCourt

“It’s hard to articulate how I think about myself as a public figure.”

― Frank Ocean

“I don’t like a lot of the stuff that goes on in the art world, but it’s hard to be old and like what goes on around you.”

― Frank Stella

“My son, Tony Vincent, is a stuntman. He doubles for Jim Caviezel on ‘Person of Interest.’ He works really hard.”

― Frank Vincent

“I can’t point to my work and say, ‘This is my work.’ My work lives in me, so when people criticize my work, they’re also criticizing me. It’s really hard to sort of divorce that sensitivity.”

― Frankie J. Alvarez

“Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.”

― Franklin P. Jones

“It’s hard for me to grasp that I might somehow be my father’s equal in any way.”

― Franz Wright

“All of my memories are now on hard drives. I’ll change phones or I’ll change my laptop, and all my photos stay.”

― Fred Armisen

“I spent most of my 20s playing music. I was in a band, and we worked really hard and did not get very far.”

― Fred Armisen

“I’m a lot older than I was when I was 30, which is kind of hard to believe.”

― Fred Couples

“To a large extent, we’re working hard to fulfill the consumer demand for Subway sandwiches.”

― Fred DeLuca

“Work hard, use your common sense and don’t be afraid to trust your instincts.”

― Fred L. Turner

“I am tolerably ignorant about Judaism, and much of what I do know about it seems hard to swallow, because it is so grounded in legalism, and adherence to rituals.”

― Fred Melamed

“It’s hard to sleep at night because I’m still wondering where my mother is.”

― Fred Savage

“Being an entrepreneur is hard. Having supportive and caring investors helps.”

― Fred Wilson

“Skyping with your spouse works well enough, but apparently it is hard to get the kids to hang out on Skype for long.”

― Fred Wilson

“Just have fun, and just play hard, and just practice a lot.”

― Freddie Freeman

“I advise all the young kids to not overwork. You can’t be out there blowing hard. You have to pace yourself.”

― Freddie Hubbard

“Dizzy used to tell me that I am playing too hard. He used to say to not give everything. Miles used to tell me that too.”

― Freddie Hubbard

“Yes, I can play. I can play. I can’t play as long as I did and as hard, but I don’t think I have to.”

― Freddie Hubbard

“They always want to sell me as a hard bopper.”

― Freddie Hubbard

“I really fight hard to make things film where they’re supposed to be filmed. If something is supposed to be in New York, then it has to be in New York.”

― Freddie Prinze, Jr.

“It’s hard to sell merchandise off YouTube.”

― Freddie Wong

“Oh, how hard it must be to die anywhere but in one’s birthplace.”

― Frederic Chopin

“I was called the greatest director in Europe, but I was just a hard worker.”

― Fritz Lang

“It’s hard to get burned out or uninspired, man.”

― Future

“Touring is a tough plane to get off the ground, and it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of investments.”

― G-Eazy

“Civilization is so hard on the body that some have called it a disease, despite the arts that keep puny bodies alive to a greater average age, and our greater protection from contagious and germ diseases.”

― G. Stanley Hall

“The hard work definitely paid off and hard work always does.”

― Gabby Douglas

“You don’t want to look back and have any regrets because things are too hard.”

― Gabriel E. Gomez

“When I spoke to some players that had already played in the Premier League, they said it was going to be very difficult, but I put in my head that by working hard, you can achieve your goals.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“I was lucky because my mother worked extremely hard, and our family always had food to eat.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“I have always enjoyed working hard, and that’s why I try to give my best tactically as well as going forward.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“For me retiring wasn’t hard once I knew that that was the decision I was going to make.”

― Gabriela Sabatini

“I’ve been working hard: lots of therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, yoga too.”

― Gabrielle Giffords

“Stress overload makes us stupid. Solid research proves it. When we get overstressed, it creates a nasty chemical soup in our brains that makes it hard to pull out of the anxious depressive spiral.”

― Gail Sheehy

“Leaving a book is hard – ‘Secret Six’ was a book that people cared about. Even years later, the digital sales are great; the trades and single issues are expensive and highly sought after. It was meaningful to a lot of readers, which is endlessly gratifying.”

― Gail Simone

“Coach Morris wasn’t too hard on me, not at all. Being drafted where I was at, there were high expectations for me. I still have high expectations for myself.”

― Gaines Adams

“Is very hard to find, like, a recipe to feel good fitness-wise, tennistically, mentally.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“If you want to be one of the best players, everything is hard.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“You’ve just got to keep working hard, keep plugging along. That’s how great teams win more trophies.”

― Gareth Bale

“Having been around, I know how difficult it is to get results in this league. It doesn’t just happen by buying players. It needs a lot of hard work.”

― Gareth Barry

“I learned to bat and bowl on different pitches and knew when to go hard and when to back off. It was just something I learned.”

― Garfield Sobers

“I don’t know what’s with me and the ‘of God’ shows. It’s hard to tweet about, because I guess ‘God’ triggers some kind of filter.”

― Garrett Dillahunt

“Coming up with ideas is really hard – they don’t spontaneously pop into my head while I’m cutting vegetables.”

― Garry Trudeau

“Your band members? Your band members don’t want to be tied to a machine. They want to be playing. That’s what the Beatles did. And the Beatles’ stuff is timeless. That’s what I would suggest. Just get back to sweating, playing hard, hammering, and having a blast.”

― Garth Brooks

“It hasn’t been hard getting nominated, but winning it is another thing. The competition is tough.”

― Gary Burton

“I like mellow music. I like some jazz. But I’m not a big hard rock guy.”

― Gary Carter

“I have had success throughout the years. Some of the hard rock bands today don’t have the history that I have.”

― Gary Cherone

“Television is fun, but it’s hard, and if it gets too crazy I may just do it as a part-time thing.”

― Gary Coleman

“It’s always hard to break an independent picture from the pack.”

― Gary Goetzman

“I write novels, mostly historical ones, and I try hard to keep them accurate as to historical facts, milieu and flavor.”

― Gary Jennings

“You must work very hard to become a natural golfer.”

― Gary Player

“You have to learn to live with the hard things in life and go on.”

― Gary Rossington

“It’s kind of weird. You can have hits, but it’s hard to sustain a career. I went through that period where I didn’t have a lot of hits, although people were still buying the records.”

― Gary Wright

“Being in front of the camera is a lot of hard work, and I’m not cut out for it.”

― Gauri Khan

“Still, American composers working in France have had a pretty hard time.”

― Gavin Bryars

“I know that John Adams has had a very hard time directing French ensembles.”

― Gavin Bryars

“It’s really hard to go into a creative process and not think, ‘I might or might not get nominated for a Tony.’”

― Gavin Creel

“As Mayor of San Francisco, I will work hard to ensure that, in the event of natural or man-made disasters, San Franciscans are prepared and our City is protected.”

― Gavin Newsom

“It’s pretty hard to make out what’s going to be a commercial success and what’s not.”

― Gavin Rossdale

“If someone says you’re a reporter and doesn’t want you to anchor then you wonder why you worked so hard at it.”

― Gayle Gardner

“Naivete is the real reason I applied to Juilliard. I wanted to study drama and not musical theater because I have a hard time dancing. I only applied there.”

― Gayle Rankin

“I have always felt I was more accurately a Hard Rock musician.”

― Geddy Lee

“It’s hard for me to just practice without writing something.”

― Geddy Lee

“We had a very hard training during our childhood and I don’t want to live it again.”

― Geeta Phogat

“It’s about hard work and not gender.”

― Geeta Phogat

“You work really hard on something, and if you’re lucky, you get a break.”

― Gene Green

“’Boxers’ was more time consuming simply because it was longer, but ‘Saints’ was definitely harder. I think it’s just hard to talk about faith in general.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“Left to our own devices and passions, we human beings have a hard time seeing beyond what is immediately in front of us.”

― Gene Robinson

“No, ancient astronauts did not build the pyramids – human beings built them, because they’re clever and they work hard.”

― Gene Roddenberry

“I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices.”

― Gene Tierney

“Hollywood can be hard on women, but it did not cause my problems.”

― Gene Tierney

“Normally, I could hit hard enough, as anyone who studied my fights might have known. But the impression was that I was essentially defensive, the very reverse of a killer, the prize fighter who read books, even Shakespeare.”

― Gene Tunney

“I’m a designer, I love it, and I haven’t worked this hard to do bad work.”

― Genevieve Gorder

“I worked hard to become of champion of the world.”

― Gennady Golovkin

“I had a very hard life in Kazakhstan.”

― Gennady Golovkin

“For me, it’s very hard to train too much, just sparring, sparring, sparring. It’s boring.”

― Gennady Golovkin

“I’ve worked hard to get here; I would like to thank all the people who helped me.”

― Genzebe Dibaba

“Governments that invest billions in new hardware still find it hard to accept that they might benefit just as much from systematic innovation in such things as child development or cutting crime.”

― Geoff Mulgan

“Spreading an idea is hard work.”

― Geoff Mulgan

“Good dental care doesn’t make you a good student, but if your tooth hurts, it’s hard to be a good student.”

― Geoffrey Canada

“At a school in Massachusetts where I once worked, we managed early on through consensus. Which sounds wonderful, but it was just a very, very difficult way to sort of manage anything, because convincing everybody to do one particular thing, especially if it was hard, was almost impossible.”

― Geoffrey Canada

“Irony is going to be hard to get. You have to be master of the literal first. But then, Americans don’t get irony either. Computers are going to reach the level of Americans before Brits.”

― Geoffrey Hinton

“I’m interested in how innocence fares when it collides with hard reality.”

― Geoffrey S. Fletcher

“It’s hard to kill a city, but easy to kill a company.”

― Geoffrey West

“One might call habit a moral friction: something that prevents the mind from gliding over things but connects it with them and makes it hard for it to free itself from them.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“Black frost. The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter. Your stars cluster in evil signs.”

― Georg Trakl

“There aren’t that many monsters. It’s very hard to create a new monster.”

― George A. Romero

“It’s so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“I can go into any working circumstance and, simply, I’m prepared to deal with the work. It was a long, hard lesson I learned.”

― George Chakiris

“I work so hard for the fans who watch our show.”

― George Eads

“I’ve been trying to pick up painting but it’s hard.”

― George Eads

“It looks easy, like surfing, but surfing is hard too.”

― George Eads

“We give each other a hard time, but no pranks.”

― George Eads

“It is rather hard to be accused of shiftlessness and idleness when the accuser closes the avenue of labour and industrial pursuits to us.”

― George H. White

“How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball.”

― George Herman

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”

― George Herman

“It’s not hard to tell we was poor – when you saw the toilet paper dryin’ on the clothesline.”

― George Lindsey

“Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.”

― George Lucas

“Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.”

― George Lucas

“It’s a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars and get your money’s worth.”

― George M. Humphrey

“Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it.”

― George MacDonald

“When you extend life span, that’s really something. That’s hard to do.”

― George Martin

“A generous basic state pension is the least a civilized society should offer those who have worked hard and saved through their whole lives.”

― George Osborne

“It’s very hard to complain about society if you don’t get involved.”

― George P. Bush

“Writing is hard. I mean, I sit there and work at it.”

― George R. R. Martin

“Sometimes I get into the movies and into the roles; it’s hard for me to move on.”

― George Tillman, Jr.

“A two-speed Europe will not be a strong Europe. The idea of making decisions and policies in a narrow circle, disregarding smaller EU members, will make it hard to engage them to commit to a common policy, which will weaken the union.”

― Georgi Parvanov

“It’s so hard to get into this industry. There are so many people who are so talented, and they never get those opportunities.”

― Georgina Campbell

“It is hard to say why politicians are called servants, unless it is because a good one is hard to find.”

― Gerald F. Lieberman

“In Hollywood, you still have wonderful actors, but it’s so hard to work there. To work becomes a Kafka nightmare – it’s the last communist country!”

― Gerard Depardieu

“I worked hard at Everton. I learned many things, and I was lucky enough to achieve my goal of returning home.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“At Barcelona, we didn’t do gym work until the age of 18. That was really hard.”

― Gerard Pique

“Sticking wires into the brain is obviously rather crude. It’s hard to do in animals that run around, and there is a physical limit to the number of wires that can be inserted simultaneously.”

― Gero Miesenbock

“It’s hard to think of a 16-month child being anything other than a delight to be around.”

― Gerry Adams

“This life of being a transient human being has gotten to a point when it’s very hard to bear.”

― Gerry Mulligan

“It’s hard for me to articulate myself.”

― Gia Coppola

“I have so much appreciation for movies because I understand how hard it is to make one.”

― Gia Coppola

“It’s hard not to be impressed by my older relatives.”

― Gia Coppola

“I’m always really impressed when a movie can function like a novel does – that’s so hard to do.”

― Gia Coppola

“We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool, and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part.”

― Giacomo Casanova

“At the beginning of my career, it was very hard to go up. Now, it’s very hard to stay on top. You have to stay there, and I want to stay there so badly. I’m still standing.”

― Gianni Versace

“I’ve just got to keep working hard, try to get my team better. That’s a goal of mine.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“I have worked hard to earn recognition in the NBA, and being on the cover of ‘NBA 2K19’ is a dream come true.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“It’s hard when the season ends and you’re not waking up no more for practices, games. You’re not in your routine no more.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“When you’re young, it’s hard to lead people that are older than you.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“I try to come in, try to defend, help on defense, play as hard as possible and do whatever my coach and my teammates tell me and try to listen and get better.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“A camel is a very awkward animal to ride, and it’s very hard to get used to because they’re not very graceful.”

― Gigi Hadid

“I know it’s hard when guys leave the game. They’re sitting there analyzing, and they’re getting itchy.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“When the show’s not around any more, it’s going to be hard not to have her in my life.”

― Gillian Anderson

“Hollywood is hard on women.”

― Gillian Armstrong

“A really great popcorn movie is extremely hard to pull off. A really great popcorn book is equally hard to pull off, so I don’t feel guilty devouring one.”

― Gillian Flynn

“I have a hard time watching people getting punched on screen; I have to close my eyes a lot.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“Acting by yourself is pretty darn hard, especially having to do physical comedy.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“Struggling at anything that you want to be doing is hard.”

― Gina Gershon

“I felt very vulnerable after ‘Sleeping with the Fishes’; I gained weight for the role. I felt a bit out of my skin in the movie, and it was hard to watch.”

― Gina Rodriguez

“I love doing the nighttime soap, the emotional, psychological, hard stuff that I got to tackle on ‘Hannibal.’”

― Gina Torres

“It’s easy to have an act one and two. Go ahead and have an act three, four, and five. The saying is the easy part. The doing is the hard part.”

― Ginni Rometty

“I’m not afraid of working hard at anything, whatever it is. I just always want to be the best that I can.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“When you do a reality show and host shows, it’s hard to have secrets.”

― Giuliana Rancic

“Frankly, it is very hard to remember things from the 1970s.”

― Glen Campbell

“Good roles are hard to find no matter what age.”

― Glenn Close

“I think Dianne Feinstein may be the most Orwellian political official in Washington. It is hard to imagine having a government more secretive than the United States.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“Work hard, never stop, do anything.”

― Glenn Gronkowski

“All my brothers, they deserve all the respect they get from everybody. I’ve seen all the hard work they put in first hand. The deserve everything they got.”

― Glenn Gronkowski

“I’m intense. I play hard, and I love to show that.”

― Glenn Gronkowski

“It’s hard to improve our schools. It’s hard to redistribute wealth created by the concentration of technological and financial power or to increase middle-class wages. But it might be easier to lower middle-class costs by building more housing.”

― Glenn Kelman

“As my father would have said, I went through the college of hard knocks.”

― Gloria Allred

“Hitters never showed me up, as hard as I threw. And I was pretty mean out on the mound.”

― Goose Gossage

“And I think that after nearly 85 years upon this planet that I have a right after working so hard at showing the desolation and the poverty, to show something beautiful for somebody as well.”

― Gordon Parks

“Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters.”

― Gordon Ramsay

“There’s no alternative to hard work.”

― Govinda

“It’s easy for me to write songs but hard for me to write an album; that’s been my experience.”

― Grace Potter

“The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings. I know for some this is a hard argument to accept, but we’re not built to eat a lot of meat.”

― Grace Slick

“So it was a hard decision but I know it is the right one.”

― Graeme Le Saux

“I have done hard jobs in the past, and acting isn’t one of them.”

― Graham McTavish

“Being bad at stuff is hard, and we all deal with it every day because we’re all bad at stuff.”

― Graham Moore

“I try to make puzzles range all the way from easy to hard, and to leave many open at once.”

― Graham Nelson

“I work hard. I work 80-90 hours a week in part-time football.”

― Graham Roberts

“The first few months in a new country are always really hard.”

― Granit Xhaka

“Most of us have learned the hard way that there are very few things you can absolutely count on in life.”

― Graydon Carter

“It’s hard for the same people who put you in the ditch to pull you out of it.”

― Greg Brenneman

“Even if we raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour, it’s still hard to prosper on that wage.”

― Greg Gianforte

“It’s hard to distinguish when I was actually struggling from when I only felt like I was struggling – which was pretty much always.”

― Greg Giraldo

“People are still very uncomfortable with the idea that humans are not specially created species. I believe we are a fantastic species. But we are not created specially. That’s very hard for people to accept in their day-to-day routine.”

― Greg Graffin

“Neoliberalism is hard to define. It could refer to intensified resource extraction, financialization, austerity, or something more ephemeral – a way of life – in which collective ideals of citizenship give way to marketized individualism and consumerism.”

― Greg Grandin

“Hillary Clinton became secretary of state under Barack Obama. It’s hard to convey just how stunningly cynical she has been on Colombia: In 2008, running against Obama, she opposed, in unambiguous terms, a free-trade deal with Colombia.”

― Greg Grandin

“Most students of Kissinger find it hard to say anything about Kissinger that isn’t about the man himself. He is such an outsize figure that he eclipses his own context, leading his many biographers, critics, and admirers to focus nearly exclusively on the quirks of his personality or his moral failings.”

― Greg Grandin

“Football has always been violent. In the early days of the game, they didn’t wear hard helmets. They wore soft helmets, which were just designed to protect the ears. In the ’40s and ’50s they began to introduce hard helmets, which provided much more protection against things like skull fractures.”

― Greg Ip

“In my sophomore year, a kid told me that the secret to getting women is to play really, really hard to get. I followed his advice, and I didn’t have so much as a date that year.”

― Greg Kinnear

“Good scripts and interesting stories are hard enough to find.”

― Greg Kinnear

“I love Los Angeles, and I’ve secretly always wanted to do a song about Los Angeles, but it’s a hard thing to pull off.”

― Greg Kurstin

“The players have competed on the level the last 25 or 30 years are always going to be the players that compete at a high level. These guys practice hard, they work on their game, they still hit the ball extremely well.”

― Greg Norman

“When you don’t play hard enough, you don’t win.”

― Greg Oden

“Comics fans want new stuff that looks exactly like the old stuff. It is hard for the publishers, and even the audience, to change something.”

― Greg Rucka

“Fruit is carb-based, and I limit carbs when training hard.”

― Greg Rutherford

“I don’t think there are many long jumpers who can say they have jumped so hard that have lost their hearing.”

― Greg Rutherford

“I can’t tell you how much everyone has worked so hard for me, as well as myself.”

― Greg Rutherford

“It’s very hard to win anything in athletics.”

― Greg Rutherford

“And that’s the mistake that was made with Steel Pier. Roger was caught between a rock and hard place. It would have cost a couple of million dollars more to take it to Boston or someplace first. So we opened about a month too early.”

― Gregory Harrison

“It’s hard to reinvent the wheel with a cop show. But ‘Rookie Blue’ has a pure emotional center that’s not cynical.”

― Gregory Smith

“It’s really hard for me to be around people I admire.”

― Greta Gerwig

“A lot of stories that aren’t true get out into the mainstream, and it’s hard to correct that. People want to hear what they already believe.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“It’s hard to know really how it’s going to happen, but the career ebbs and flows and now there’s a nicer feeling of interest than there has been at other times.”

― Gretchen Mol

“Donnie Brasco was great, but the energy on the set made it kinda hard to get in there and have an opinion.”

― Gretchen Mol

“It’s hard to avoid ‘unconscious overclaiming.’ In unconscious overclaiming, we unconsciously overestimate our contributions relative to others. This makes sense, because we’re far more aware of what we do than what other people do. Also, we tend to do the work that we value.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“It’s really hard to be on stage and packing your gear when people who just saw you play are in the room, because they all just want to talk to you.”

― Grimes

“I like performing, but I usually get really sick when I’m on tour, and it’s just hard.”

― Grimes

“I have tried so hard to do right.”

― Grover Cleveland

“It was really hard to find another project after my first film.”

― Guillaume Canet

“It’s never hard to cast kids; it’s only ever hard to direct them.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“It’s important to work really hard to get what you want.”

― Guillermo Diaz

“I just work hard, and when you work hard, a lot of stuff just starts happening for you.”

― Gunna

“’Drip Too Hard’ – we knew that was the one.”

― Gunna

“It’s hard, transitioning from one thing to another. That’s with anything you do.”

― Gunna

“Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that’s hard for a puritan to understand.”

― Gunter Grass

“The fact that it’s hard to create an original British musical doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.”

― Gurinder Chadha

“There are very few people who are Asian who have the kind of global reach that I have, not just with Asians but with non-Asians. I’ve worked hard for what my name represents, my brand, not just in Britain but around the world.”

― Gurinder Chadha

“You’d be surprised how hard it is getting the human emotional arc in a script to work. Ultimately a director stands and falls by their ability to do that.”

― Gurinder Chadha

“I would not like to take credit for all the hard work that I have put in. It’s all because of the Almighty. Whatever I have or will get in the future is because of Him.”

― Guru Randhawa

“I always felt like I had something to prove, like I had to work twice as hard to make sure I got it. I knew I didn’t want to be a good skier. I wanted to be the best.”

― Gus Kenworthy

“Everything’s changing so fast that it’s sometimes hard to keep up.”

― Gus Van Sant

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

― Gustav Stresemann

“Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it; it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“I respect anybody that cooks. I know how hard it is.”

― Guy Fieri

“When I finally got a management position, I found out how hard it is to lead and manage people.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“It’s hard to name a person who is unpopular who has influence.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“I think there’s always a call for people who are bucking the norm. But I don’t expect it to happen now because I think that more than ever the entertainment industry is trying to serve as a distraction, to keep people from thinking too hard.”

― Guy Picciotto

“Journalists are accused of being lapdogs when they don’t ask the hard questions, but then accused of being rude when they do. Good thing we have tough hides.”

― Gwen Ifill

“It’s superfun being a mom, but it’s hard too.”

― Gwen Stefani

“I’m like every other girl. I have to try really hard my whole life to try to be fit. And I’m super-vain.”

― Gwen Stefani

“Out of all the artistic things I do, music is the most rewarding because it’s so hard to write songs.”

― Gwen Stefani

“A miracle… my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it’s hard, everyone knows it’s hard.”

― Gwen Stefani

“It’s very hard as a tall woman to remove your deliberately pronounced feminine aspects and look more masculine.”

― Gwendoline Christie

“I’m hard on myself, so I’m working on shifting perspective toward self-acceptance, with all my flaws and weaknesses.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“Snowboarding is skateboarding without the wheels, just on snow. It’s the same thing, just that one is on hard ground with the wheels, the other is on snow. You just have to know how to maneuver your board and do things you want to do.”

― Gza

“I don’t recommend not working hard, but it’s worked for me.”

― H. Jon Benjamin

“Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.”

― H. L. Mencken

“As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.”

― H. L. Mencken

“It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man.”

― H. L. Mencken

“It’s hard to say that Trump actually has a health care policy.”

― H. W. Brands

“It’s hard to get in the head of somebody. The closest we can get is through the words they’ve left behind, either their contemporary correspondence or after-the-fact memoirs.”

― H. W. Brands

“Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.”

― Haile Gebrselassie

“If your body is damaged, wounded, it can be fixed, but if inside, mentally, you are wounded you cannot fix it, it’s hard.”

― Haile Gebrselassie

“I find the business world hard.”

― Haile Gebrselassie

“When I had no shoes I was comfortable – I used to run barefoot. When I wore shoes it was difficult. To run in shoes was ok, but at the beginning of my career it was hard.”

― Haile Gebrselassie

“It’s hard not to love everything Prada does.”

― Hailee Steinfeld

“I know the Hall of Fame is the more sought-after thing. But I’m getting a bigger charge out of my uniform number being put away. Everything I worked hard for and wished for came true.”

― Hal Newhouser

“It seems the EPA has worked hard to devise new regulations that are designed to eliminate coal mining, coal burning, usage of coal.”

― Hal Rogers

“It’s a long, hard, difficult process to make it to a national championship.”

― Hale Irwin

“I have a thousands wants; it’s hard to really hone in on just a few.”

― Haley Bennett

“I like normal stuff people fear – like spiders and heights. I’m frightened by the unknown, by things that are hard to figure out and get a grip on.”

― Haley Joel Osment

“It’s hard to act terrified when you have 200 crew members around you.”

― Haley Joel Osment

“Actually, ‘Die Hard’ was the first movie I ever saw in the theater. When I was a newborn, my parents were going stir-crazy in the house, and they put me in the bassinet, and I slept through ‘Die Hard’ in the theater as an infant.”

― Haley Joel Osment

“I made a lot of mistakes growing up, trying so hard to fit in. I got so lost trying to please everybody.”

― Halima Aden

“A guitar can be so human, so sorrowful, so angry, and I wanted to figure out how to achieve that vibe without having to actually use guitars, because ‘Badlands’ is a very futuristic record – and making it that in an era of futuristic music is a really hard thing to do!”

― Halsey

“Breast-feeding does not belong in the realm of facts and hard numbers; it is much too intimate and elemental.”

― Hanna Rosin

“Sport’s hard: the margin between winning and losing is tiny.”

― Hannah Mills

“Physical intimacy is easy. Emotional intimacy is hard.”

― Hannah Simone

“We really tried hard not to make it a cricket book, it appeals to a much wider community.”

― Hansie Cronje

“After briefly considering whether to study biology or medicine, I opted for medicine and initiated my studies at the University of Bonn. The first two years were particularly hard, since I simultaneously decided to attend lectures and courses in biology as well.”

― Harald zur Hausen

“I’ve started lots of books, but it’s hard for me to finish them.”

― Harmony Korine

“I always try to make films in such a way that it’s hard to imagine how they came to be, or where they came from.”

― Harmony Korine

“There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.”

― Harold Pinter

“A thick head can do as much damage as a hard heart.”

― Harold W. Dodds

“You cannot make easy decisions unless you first commit yourself to hard solutions.”

― Harri Holkeri

“Men who pass most comfortably through this world are those who possess good digestions and hard hearts.”

― Harriet Martineau

“Directing is too hard, it takes too much time, and it doesn’t pay very well.”

― Harrison Ford

“Sometimes I try to improve the language, the lines, or the delivery, but I don’t ad-lib because I think that makes it really hard for everybody else involved.”

― Harrison Ford

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”

― Harry Golden

“When times are down, keep believing, keep working hard, and things will pick up.”

― Harry Kane

“I want to keep working hard and looking to progress.”

― Harry Kane

“The double sessions are tough. The manager wants us to get fit, wants us to work hard. And that’s because the Premier League is so tough. We need it. Something we have to do.”

― Harry Kane

“It isn’t hard to practise finishing. You can do it on your own: just take a couple of touches and shoot at goal. You can do it with whatever equipment you have.”

― Harry Kane

“Most Americans never work as hard as when they’re trying to appear normal, and in New Orleans, we just don’t bother with that.”

― Harry Shearer

“It is hard to be an individual in Japan.”

― Haruki Murakami

“I have to work really hard, eight shows a week, to get a nice check as an actor. But when I write a play, and it’s a – knock wood – hit, the checks come in for many years.”

― Harvey Fierstein

“John Edwards comes from working folk, just like me. John Edwards worked hard and excelled to get his education, just like me.”

― Harvey Gantt

“I wish there was something that – I get all those wonderful letters and wonderful acknowledgments, and I wish I could be more appreciative of what I do. But it’s hard for me.”

― Harvey Korman

“It’s been difficult for me to get my head around Diana’s death or talk about it. After she died, things were difficult, very difficult. We all have our own traumas and get on with it. But when it’s there in your face year in, year out, it’s hard.”

― Hasnat Khan

“Being young is so hard. You’re surrounded by judgment and fear.”

― Hayley Kiyoko

“Bollywood has taught me a lot of lessons. Sometimes it has been very hard, but every struggle and obstacle that I overcame made me stronger and made me more aware.”

― Hazel Keech

“These cricketers work so hard, be it training schedules or their diet.”

― Hazel Keech

“There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.”

― Heather Bresch

“I don’t need to try so hard to be someone else.”

― Heather Graham

“Implants were something I thought I wanted when I was younger, and now I don’t. It was hard being active with them, because my chest was always sore. It hurt a lot, and I didn’t like always being in pain, so they had to go!”

― Heather Morris

“There’s something about being any kind of entertainer that is acting. You have to put on a show. Things you wouldn’t do in your life, you do on stage. You have to let go. And that’s extra hard for rappers. We have a tendency to, quote unquote, keep it real. As an actor, you have to be able to humiliate yourself. Do whatever it takes.”

― Heavy D

“I’ve always had little problems in my ankles when I played very hard games, they’d get very inflamed and stiff.”

― Hector Bellerin

“It’s definitely been a hard journey, one with lots of ups and downs.”

― Hector Bellerin

“When you are asked to play for Arsenal, and for the first-team at that, it is very hard to say no.”

― Hector Bellerin

“There’s this myth that science is hard. But everything is hard.”

― Heidi Hammel

“I don’t have the hard everyday life that so many working mothers face.”

― Heidi Klum

“I’m not someone who plays hard to get.”

― Heidi Klum

“Humor is really one of the hardest things to define, very hard. And it’s very ambiguous. You have it, or you don’t. You can’t attain it.”

― Heinrich Boll

“I’m not sure filming a birth is as hard as actual labour, but it’s a really long, arduous day!”

― Helen George

“Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does.”

― Helen Hayes

“We all feel disabled in some way. We all feel imperfect. It’s hard to be looked at for various reasons.”

― Helen Hunt

“It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.”

― Helen Keller

“Everyone wants to be a movie star or a model, to be in the papers, but few realise just what hard work it is, getting up early, and so on.”

― Helen Mirren

“Balls should be good for at least six sets, and for more for the average player. But if the rallies are long, they do not last as long as this. There is a fuzz on the surface that wears off on the hard court.”

― Helen Wills Moody

“I love the feel of hitting the ball hard, the pleasure of a rally. It is these things that make tennis the delightful game that it is.”

― Helen Wills Moody

“This was all very new to me and I did not want to ruin his film! So we worked hard on that basis of confidence that is needed to collaborate comfortably.”

― Helena Christensen

“Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.”

― Helena Rubinstein

“When I work, I work very hard. When I don’t work, I have to do something where my endeavor can totally take me off what I do professionally, like sailing. It takes all your attention.”

― Helmut Jahn

“God is a God of the present. God is always in the moment, be that moment hard or easy, joyful and painful.”

― Henri Nouwen

“I usually have a hard time with the fit of off-the-rack suits, thanks to my athletic proportions, but somehow Burberry always fits me perfectly. There’s no tailoring really required, which is rare for me.”

― Henrik Lundqvist

“When I watched the Premier League on the telly, I didn’t expect it to be that hard. The opponents are all physically strong, real athletes. It wasn’t like that in Germany. You must be prepared for it. But I prepared myself for it.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“I keep working hard, and this will pay off.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“Pride creates a noise within us which makes the quiet voice of the Spirit hard to hear. And soon, in our vanity, we no longer even listen for it. We can come quickly to think we don’t need it.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard enough to be made into powder by my machinery.”

― Henry Bessemer

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”

― Henry Ford

“If you’re looking for longevity, you have to be a hard worker.”

― Henry Golding

“The President so far has struck me as a man who is trying hard to keep his balance. He certainly has been very receptive to all my efforts in these directions.”

― Henry L. Stimson

“The Right insists that anyone can escape poverty by working hard but that is simply not the case.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“If the financial system collapses, it’s really, really hard to put it back together again.”

― Henry Paulson

“It’s hard to punish and save the banks at the same time.”

― Henry Paulson

“There’s so much written about the Titanic, and it’s hard to separate what’s fact and what’s fiction. My understanding is that the way the Titanic was designed, the emphasis was placed on surviving a head-on collision.”

― Henry Petroski

“I’m a big fan of the American Tapes label. But that’s very hard to keep a grip on that because you blink your eyes and they’ve released three records, all of which are limited edition, all sold at one show. So you have to follow in drips and drops on eBay, which I do.”

― Henry Rollins

“We humans are hard to deal with. We are a loud, complex and demanding bunch. Often, we are best dealt with from a safe distance and for only brief periods of time. This could be why a lot of marriages fail.”

― Henry Rollins

“Let’s pretend my career in music is a bell. Whether you like my music or not is up to you. But you’ve got to admit I rang that bell pretty hard and pretty often.”

― Henry Rollins

“If I had to perform in a comedy club I would bomb; I would be trying too hard.”

― Henry Rollins

“Change is hard, but change is good.”

― Henry Rollins

“It’s hard to judge literary merit.”

― Henry Rollins

“We Americans are hard on almost everything. We are hard on our vehicles, our marriages and our heroes. Mostly, however, we are hard on ourselves.”

― Henry Rollins

“Supplying fuel for a Mars expedition from the lunar surface is often suggested, but it’s hard to make it pay off – Moon bases are expensive, and just buying more rockets to launch fuel from Earth is relatively cheap.”

― Henry Spencer

“The hardest thing about being a kid actor is just kind of separating ‘this is my professional life’ and ‘this is my kid life.’ That was always the hard part for me.”

― Henry Thomas

“A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“It is hard to contend against one’s heart’s desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.”

― Heraclitus

“Fight hierarchy and bureaucracy as hard as you possibly can. Don’t ever let it become the master; always remember it’s the servant.”

― Herb Kelleher

“Viewed as a geometric figure, the ant’s path is irregular, complex, and hard to describe.”

― Herbert A. Simon

“The social sciences, I thought, needed the same kind of rigor and the same mathematical underpinnings that had made the ‘hard’ sciences so brilliantly successful.”

― Herbert A. Simon

“A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.”

― Herman Melville

“If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.”

― Herschel Walker

“I’m not very good at action games in general and find most action games to be hard.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“Like going to my favorite restaurant, it can sometimes get hard. I just can’t go to the mall.”

― Hilary Duff

“Working moms, stay at home moms, they’re both extremely hard jobs.”

― Hilary Rosen

“I love making films, but the best roles are hard to come by.”

― Hill Harper

“We’re always going to argue about abortion. It’s a hard choice and it’s controversial, and that’s why I’m pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Hard men present hard choices – none more so than Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia.”

― Hillary Clinton

“This is a moment in history where it is almost hard to catch your breath.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I’ve never understood multi-party democracy. It’s hard enough with two parties.”

― Hillary Clinton

“It’s very hard to find artists in the history of western art who don’t make portraiture ideological in some way.”

― Hilton Als

“Many people do not know how hard I work. There are many days I work more than 18 hours.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“There was a time when I composed for 30 films in a year. In such a short-spanned career, I have done 100 films and 500 songs. I am used to working hard.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“A lot of people know that how I came to become an actor, but not many people know that how hard it was for me in those initial years. Being an outsider, I had no insight about the ways of the craft.”

― Hina Khan

“It’s hard for me to perform in English.”

― Hiroyuki Sanada

“There’s something very bizarre about having a father who has disappeared. It’s very hard to articulate.”

― Hisham Matar

“I admire my mother for being a single mum. It’s ridiculously hard.”

― Holliday Grainger

“Why do we work so hard to feel so terrible.”

― Hollis Stacy

“I trained very hard to get into medicine, so I won’t say I’ll never go back to it.”

― Holly Branson

“I’m going to hit you as hard as I can regardless of whether you touch my gloves or not.”

― Holly Holm

“I’ve never had a career of that kind of box office power. I’ve always learned the hard way.”

― Holly Hunter

“Once I decide I want to do something, I just work really hard and I do it, and I just know it’s going to work. I think really positively.”

― Holly Madison

“Well the press and things like that are pretty hard core, but I don’t pay too much attention to that.”

― Holly Valance

“Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.”

― Honore de Balzac

“Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.”

― Honore de Balzac

“Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.”

― Honore de Balzac

“This sounds like a cliche, but I always wanted to write. After college, I did some writing and realized very quickly that it’s hard to make a living as a writer. At that point, I was more interested in fiction writing.”

― Hooman Majd

“The network shows tend to be run, in general, in my experience, by committee, and it’s hard for actors and writers to do their jobs.”

― Hope Davis

“I’m shooting for longevity. The road is hard on your body.”

― Horace Silver

“So the – the part of the problem is not just the rhetoric. It’s the fact that we – we’re so polarized in what we’ve done to each other as parties over the last thirty years in redistricting that it’s very, very hard to overcome your own constituencies and move to the middle.”

― Howard Dean

“It’s hard to know now who, if anyone, in the media has any credibility.”

― Howard Fineman

“Students should learn about the long-standing values of truth, beauty, and goodness, think hard about them, and interrogate them skillfully.”

― Howard Gardner

“It’s hard not to think of Jack Ford when you’re making a Western. Hard not to think of him when you’re making any picture.”

― Howard Hawks

“Once in a while, we need the hard Left to pipe up.”

― Howard Jacobson

“We shouldn’t be too hard on vanity. It can be a mark of respect for the world.”

― Howard Jacobson

“The painter Sidney Nolan once told me I tried too hard. Advice I’ve been trying hard to follow ever since.”

― Howard Jacobson

“It’s hard for bad things to happen when you have no debt.”

― Howard Lutnick

“I would blast AC/DC and walk out onto the tennis court and try to hit the ball hard.”

― Howard Lutnick

“Especially on the road, it’s very hard to find time to actually sit down and write.”

― Hozier

“Life hits you hard. But it takes you three seconds to decide if you are a superhero or not. I am.”

― Hrithik Roshan

“Leadership in today’s world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.”

― Hubert H. Humphrey

“Hard work is damn near as overrated as monogamy.”

― Huey Long

“I think for anybody reading the book they’re going to get an idea in their heads of all those characters, and I think that once that gets fixed, it’s quite hard to shake.”

― Hugh Dancy

“I really had to create my own style, because it’s kind of hard being a 6-1 defensive end. I’m really like 6-4 – really.”

― Hugh Douglas

“It’s hard to really compare new love and old love.”

― Hugh Hefner

“Girls are complicated. The instruction manual that comes with girls is 800 pages, with chapters 14, 19, 26 and 32 missing, and it’s badly translated, hard to figure out.”

― Hugh Laurie

“I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can’t have machines that exhibit consciousness.”

― Iain Banks

“People work hard.”

― Iain Duncan Smith

“They’ve had a hard life, the Oasis brothers. They’ve done really well to be semi-normal. It’s always sad when your dirty linen is brought out in public.”

― Ian Brown

“Cutting up fowl to predict the future is, if done honestly and with as little interpretation as possible, a kind of randomization. But chicken guts are hard to read and invite flights of fancy or corruption.”

― Ian Hacking

“It is so hard to make important decisions that we have a great urge to reduce them to rules.”

― Ian Hacking

“No, there are no hard and fast rules about sources, no printed booklet to help journalists through.”

― Ian Hislop

“When you’re in your early 20s, you go ahead and do everything. And it’s very hard to judge yourself.”

― Ian McShane

“Somalis in Minnesota have worked so hard to get their voices heard in the political process.”

― Ilhan Omar

“We’re so hard on ourselves, and there’s a freedom in realizing that we’re our toughest critics.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“I try not to push myself too hard, but I also need to perform and earn the results.”

― Im Dong-Hyun

“You can tell when someone is putting on a role. If someone really believes in what they’re saying, it’s quite hard to find cracks.”

― Imogen Poots

“But having set myself these goals, I had to work really hard to achieve them.”

― Imran Khan

“Losses are always hard to swallow, and every sportsperson has the same feeling.”

― Imran Tahir

“I’ve been working really hard on my fitness.”

― Imran Tahir

“Spinners have a main role, whether in the IPL or world cricket. But it’s hard to be a legspinner: you have to be accurate.”

― Imran Tahir

“I’m the guy who come through a lot of hard patches. I’ve seen a lot of hardships.”

― Imran Tahir

“You just need to go into matches with a clear plan in T20 cricket. If you go half-half, it’s going to be really hard to come back.”

― Imran Tahir

“Whoever you name as captain, it’s a hard choice.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“New York grabbed me too hard, as did adulthood.”

― Ira Sachs

“I’ve always been interested in how the individual comes to know and accept him or herself, which I think has been hard for me.”

― Ira Sachs

“It’s easy to make a film, but it’s hard to make a career of being a filmmaker.”

― Ira Sachs

“Every film is hard to fund.”

― Ira Sachs

“Of course, nothing just falls into your lap – to get where I am now, I’ve worked hard.”

― Irina Shayk

“Racism is always there underneath, but usually it is exploited in these times of economic crisis, and it’s hard to find out when one slides into another.”

― Iris Chang

“When you take something extremely broad, then it is not a work of expansion or work of compression. It’s hard because you have to decide what to throw out.”

― Iris Chang

“The ultimate goal of therapy… it’s too hard a question. The words come to me like tranquility, like fulfillment, like realizing your potential.”

― Irvin D. Yalom

“Historically, men have a hard time getting onboard with feminism, but I think that’s changing.”

― Irvine Welsh

“I’m the worst employer I could wish for because I push myself hard.”

― Irvine Welsh

“There’s something about the modern era where it’s very hard to transgress – we’re all so online, easier to track by mobile phone – so you have people who do it on your behalf.”

― Irvine Welsh

“It’s very hard to transgress; we have the furniture of transgression without the imagery and iconography to actually do it.”

― Irvine Welsh

“In a novel, it’s hard to keep track of everybody.”

― Irwin Shaw

“If our kids want to do music, they are going to have to have a hard row to hoe just like any other band under the sun, and they’re going to have to want it more than anyone else.”

― Isaac Hanson

“We pushed our first record, ‘Boomerang,’ to different labels, but it was hard for them to see though the ‘white guys singing R&B’ thing.”

― Isaac Hanson

“Unlike many other places, Hilo is more fascinating on closer acquaintance – so fascinating that it is hard to write about it in plain prose.”

― Isabella Bird

“Even if I’m playing a bad guy, I work hard to make him multi-leveled and interesting.”

― Isaiah Washington

“Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination.”

― Ishmael Reed

“Unless more efforts based upon long-range planning are put into military preparations and operations, it will be very hard to win the final victory.”

― Isoroku Yamamoto

“But it’s very difficult, I can tell you I played the Czech Open a few times and it’s very difficult just to go on to a scene where the course is prepared differently when the greens are fast and he’s not used to it and they’re hard as a rock and he’s not used to it.”

― Ivan Lendl

“Movies either work or they don’t work and they’re either funny or they’re not and we work very hard. To achieve that kind of work is really kind of delicate stitching.”

― Ivan Reitman

“Passion is something that’s hard to discover purely through introspection. You have to have experiences – you have to learn real-time and through experiences what makes you tick.”

― Ivanka Trump

“Me and my peers, we’re working really hard at being moms and sisters and professionals.”

― Ivanka Trump

“At a certain point my novels set. They set just as hard as that jam jar. And then I know they are finished.”

― Ivy Compton-Burnett

“Through the regular season, if you get really good at what you do, teams will have a hard time adjusting to you.”

― J. B. Bickerstaff

“I’m from Colombia, and we’ve been through a lot of hard situations.”

― J Balvin

“Mexico is a Latin powerhouse. And Mexicans, they’re known as hard workers. Here in the U.S., not everybody wants to do those kinds of jobs. I’ve lived. I know what it feels like and what they go through and how families suffer.”

― J Balvin

“It’s hard for the majority of people to accept what they don’t understand.”

― J. D. Pardo

“Its really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs.”

― J. D. Salinger

“They didn’t act like people and they didn’t act like actors. It’s hard to explain. They acted more like they knew they were celebrities and all. I mean they were good, but they were too good.”

― J. D. Salinger

“Think back to the early rock n’ roll records, and the average record length in the ’50s – and well into the ’60s – was two and a half minutes. It’s very hard to put that much songwriting into two and a half minutes.”

― J. D. Souther

“Hillbillies learn from an early age to deal with uncomfortable truths by avoiding them or by pretending better truths exist. This tendency might make for psychological resilience, but it also makes it hard for Appalachians to look at themselves honestly.”

― J. D. Vance

“We are afraid to face the hard questions. We are willing to tackle drugs, crime, and public education only if it doesn’t cost us any new taxes.”

― J. Irwin Miller

“I find that it’s hard to fully examine one’s life and not have faith be part of the discussion.”

― J. J. Abrams

“The two cities I’ve found very hard to leave in my life were New York and Buenos Aires.”

― J. J. Field

“I’m a kid who grew up working hard.”

― J. J. Watt

“I have three Defensive Players of the Year. Only one other player has done that. But being a defensive lineman, it’s hard to control the game.”

― J. J. Watt

“I know I’m going to be remembered for football. That’s why I work so hard at it.”

― J. J. Watt

“Of all the subjects on this planet, I think my parents would have been hard put to name one less useful than Greek mythology to securing the keys to an executive bathroom.”

― J. K. Rowling

“Screaming is hard after a while.”

― J. K. Simmons

“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.”

― J. Paul Getty

“On the landscape crew, I learned a lot from the other workers. We treated everybody equally, and we worked hard.”

― Jack Dangermond

“I’ve never seen anyone die. It’s hard to imagine what it would be like.”

― Jack Gleeson

“It’s hard to deal with defeat.”

― Jack Grealish

“It’s hard to write haiku. I write long, silly Indian poems.”

― Jack Kerouac

“The groups that have awarded them are all a little different. It’s a little hard to single out any one for that, but I think the dedication of this building would have to go toward the top of the list.”

― Jack Kilby

“I have been fortunate to be able to have a career playing comedy and drama. And it’s awfully hard – it’s like apples and pears to compare the two.”

― Jack Lemmon

“This acting was very hard work.”

― Jack Levine

“Impulses are hard to come by these days.”

― Jack Levine

“The transition from tyranny to democracy is very hard. The Syrian people have to handle this in a way that works in Syria. And the brutality of the Assad regime is unacceptable.”

― Jack Lew

“Old habits die hard. I don’t like spending money willy-nilly.”

― Jack McBrayer

“It’s hard separating work from personal life.”

― Jack McCollough

“I wanted to be the best actor possible. I worked very hard at the craft of it.”

― Jack Nicholson

“I’m not hard to get along with.”

― Jack Nicholson

“I’m content with the fact that I made a decent effort. That’s what I’ve always worried about: that I wouldn’t try hard enough.”

― Jack Nicholson

“I learned early in my career, where you get so wrapped up and so excited, that all of a sudden you don’t think. So I worked very hard to keep myself suppressed. And that’s one of the reasons I wasn’t gregarious with the gallery.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“It’s hard not to play golf that’s up to Jack Nicklaus standards when you are Jack Nicklaus.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“The long irons are the nemesis of the average golfer. I’m convinced that the underlying reason for this is that he keeps hearing how hard they are to handle. They’re not that difficult, truly.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“The first movie I really clicked with was ‘Die Hard’ when I was 6 years old, which is crazy that I was watching it that young. That was the one that made me want to become an actor.”

― Jack Reynor

“It’s mentally hard. There are times when you’re set back again, and you don’t know what to do.”

― Jack Rodwell

“David Moyes works you really hard, but he’s also a fair manager as well.”

― Jack Rodwell

“My ambitions are just to keep working hard and, when I do get on, to make an impression.”

― Jack Rodwell

“It would be hard to ignore the absence of democracy in any Arab nation.”

― Jack Schwartz

“I do not know why I have always been fascinated by science or why I have been driven by the intense desire to make some original contribution. And although I have had some degree of success as a scientist, it is hard to say precisely why.”

― Jack W. Szostak

“The productivity now at universities is terrible. Tenure is a terrible idea. It keeps them around forever and they don’t have to work hard.”

― Jack Welch

“To spend 17 months on the sidelines is tough for anyone, and it’s hard to see everyone go out training and then to go and watch games at the Emirates Stadium.”

― Jack Wilshere

“When you are injured – and injured for a while – it is hard. You have to go to the training ground and watch everyone go out to play.”

― Jack Wilshere

“I said, even when I was left out, ‘I am an England fan, and I’ll be supporting the boys.’ It’s in my blood; it’s too hard not to.”

― Jack Wilshere

“Why did I become Jackie Chan? Mostly because I work very hard. When people were sleeping, I was still training.”

― Jackie Chan

“Believe it or not, I always found intimate scenes hard to do.”

― Jackie Shroff

“I’m a big fan of British journalists like ‘The Independent’s Robert Fisk, but it’s hard to find voices like his in the U.S.”

― Jackson Browne

“He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced right into nonobjective painting.”

― Jackson Pollock

“I don’t want to be scared. I want to keep taking risks, keep working hard.”

― Jacob Anderson

“Zero-hours contracts offer an entry point for people who are either new to the workforce or have commitments that make it hard to work full-time.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“The invasion of Iraq was, in ways that have since become hard to dispute, a terrible mistake.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“I have a lot of traditional values I follow personally, which was hard to deal with when I first moved to L.A.”

― Jacob Zachar

“I work hard, and I tend to play hard. I very seldom rest hard.”

― Jacqueline Bisset

“I wanted to be a professional singer/actress, though I knew it would be hard.”

― Jacqueline Emerson

“Acting is glamour but writing is hard work, so I’m going to be an actress.”

― Jacqueline Susann

“I had to think whether, after 50 years of hard slog, I was still lucid and fresh enough for the job.”

― Jacques Delors

“If you have extraordinary bread and extraordinary butter, it’s hard to beat bread and butter.”

― Jacques Pepin

“I get very unsettled by the mess of Christmas. I find the decorations a little bit hard, as my desire for everything to match is never fully satisfied.”

― Jade Jagger

“Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.”

― Jahangir Khan

“Generally the younger generation are not hard working. They will have to put in more effort to achieve results in tournaments. most of them can perform well but they cannot deliver when they play abroad.”

― Jahangir Khan

“I enjoyed my 15 years at the top, and now I enjoy watching the current crop. What I did, maybe they can’t do, and what they do, perhaps I couldn’t do. It’s like that. I wanted to simply be the best. On a professional level, I wanted to be No. 1, and I worked hard to be that.”

― Jahangir Khan

“I have worked so hard since I was 15 years old, all because I wanted to be a mom.”

― Jaime Pressly

“The numbers are hard to control.”

― Jake Arrieta

“There are so many things on Twitter, so many mentions, it’s hard to get through all of them.”

― Jake Arrieta

“I was giving some of my teammates a hard time, saying I’ve got more pop than they do.”

― Jake Arrieta

“It’s not very hard to be clever. It’s far harder to be simple, obvious, and meaningful.”

― Jake Barton

“It’s hard to make something feel like it needs to exist.”

― Jake Barton

“As a songwriter, it’s very hard to listen to music that’s not coming from the heart and soul, personally.”

― Jake Bugg

“I played the drums, and I was in a band called Funkasaurus Rex in Toronto. When I left for school, it became hard to play as frequently.”

― Jake Epstein

“I love Rebel Rebel in Manhattan’s West Village for vinyl, but record stores are hard to come by these days. I almost don’t even use iTunes. I mostly use music subscription services. But I’ll go into Rebel Rebel once a month or so and buy everything I love on vinyl.”

― Jake Shears

“With voice over work, you need to convey as much emotion as you can without making any physical movements, so it’s hard. You’ve got to visualize everything.”

― Jake T. Austin

“I can control how hard I play. This is how I respond to coaching. This is how I respond to my teammates. If I focus on that, the other things that come with that are going to come.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I just really felt I had to help the community I came from. I know how hard it is to make it out of here.”

― Jalen Rose

“I’ve always worked hard at being a well-rounded player.”

― Jalen Rose

“It is scary when bowling how hard batsmen hit it now.”

― James Anderson

“Some of the best cricketers in the world were very quiet on the field but came across in a way that made it very hard to sledge them. It went in one ear and out the other.”

― James Anderson

“While there continue to be critics of the Comcast-NBC merger, it’s hard to argue that competition in news and entertainment has diminished as a result, given the rise of Netflix and Amazon and the explosion in entertainment options that followed the merger.”

― James B. Stewart

“To drive though the streets of Manhattan to sign a record deal was like a movie. It was crazy – pretty hard to put into words.”

― James Bay

“Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb the steep where Fame’s proud temple shines afar?”

― James Beattie

“If so many Americans are looking for the government to save them, then it is hard to have a dignified search for a shepherd in chief.”

― James Bovard

“Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be.”

― James Broughton

“Unlike despotisms, modern democracies are not supposed promiscuously to accumulate property and then charge their taxpayers to maintain it. But that is what they do. Governments are always trying to extend their responsibilities and their estates, and it is very hard for parliaments to reign them in.”

― James Buchan

“There are a lot of guys in Hollywood who clap you on the back just a little too hard.”

― James Caan

“I was a little-known political consultant until Bill Clinton made me. When he came upon hard times, I felt it my duty – whatever my personal misgivings – to stick by him.”

― James Carville

“When I first started off doing makeup, I used to use literally the most intense, cement, full-coverage makeup ever, but I realized, hey, if you’re working really hard on your skincare routine, you don’t need this.”

― James Charles

“I feel like it’s hard to create a really good product. It really is.”

― James Charles

“Many of us develop different flavors of cynicism that we work hard to resist because they can be lazy mental shortcuts.”

― James Comey

“The Chattanooga killer was inspired by a foreign terror organization. It’s hard to entangle which particular source… there are lots of competing poisons out there.”

― James Comey

“I’m working as hard as I ever have.”

― James Dobson

“In the digital age of ‘overnight’ success stories such as Facebook, the hard slog is easily overlooked.”

― James Dyson

“The Web is fascinating and transformative, but it’s an easy, flashy, get-rich-quick option to the hard graft of proper industry.”

― James Dyson

“You work really hard to make it, and maybe you get some acclaim, but then you realize there are certain limitations as an actor.”

― James Franco

“I find it hard to relax. I live in New York.”

― James Gandolfini

“An hour series is a killer. It’s hard on you physically.”

― James Garner

“Acting is just common sense. It isn’t hard if you put yourself aside and just do what the writer wrote.”

― James Garner

“It’s hard to run away from who you are, and when your taste is formed is a very important thing.”

― James Gray

“When people go to the theater, people say they want something different, but what they really want is something the same with slight permutations. To really not know what is going to happen next is a hard thing.”

― James Gunn

“It is hard to look up to a leader who keeps his ear to the ground.”

― James H. Boren

“It’s very hard to explain to people who don’t program, but the object-oriented programming system made programming the Mac and iPhone so easy.”

― James H. Clark

“Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.”

― James H. Douglas, Jr.

“By virtue of my traditions, and my community, I worked hard to ensure that I was accepted as part of the traditional family of America.”

― James H. Douglas, Jr.

“We find it hard to believe that other people’s thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.”

― James Harvey Robinson

“Dying, dying, someone told me just recently, dying is easy. Living is hard. for everyone.”

― James Hetfield

“It’s very hard to know what wisdom is.”

― James Hillman

“I always fight hard to push a movie to the point where it pulls me.”

― James L. Brooks

“Sometimes good news is hard to absorb.”

― James Lapine

“Beating the drums for Hawaii is not hard to do… the place just grows on you.”

― James MacArthur

“But it’s hard to sustain a successful acting career today.”

― James MacArthur

“The boundary between real life and acting is hard to find.”

― James Mangold

“I always found it hard to motivate myself.”

― James May

“I was brought up by my grandparents. So people go, ‘Oh, what was that like? That must have been hard.’ And you go: ‘No, it wasn’t.’ It was just completely actually normal because the new norm seems to be whatever you make of it, doesn’t it?”

― James McAvoy

“Historical novels are hard to do for the general public for commercial writers like myself.”

― James McBride

“My wife and kids like the quiet and the countryside – I still find that kind of quiet hard to listen to.”

― James McBride

“You make your own luck by working hard, you know?”

― James McBride

“The frontiers of knowledge in the various fields of our subject are expanding at such a rate that, work as hard as one can, one finds oneself further and further away from an understanding of the whole.”

― James Meade

“We played a festival in Ireland once, and in the middle of ‘New Slang,’ the Scissor Sisters kicked in across the field on this mega stage. It was a little distracting. It was hard to keep track of what I was supposed to sing.”

― James Mercer

“I’m trying to avoid having regrets about missing opportunities. That would be the worst thing. Like having an audience waiting, and not working hard enough, and coming out with a record that disappointed them.”

― James Mercer

“Producing is always really hard, and you can never tell who’s going to be easy to get along with and who’s going to be difficult.”

― James Murphy

“It’s hard to make a film in Britain. It’s hard to raise money. The best stuff that is shot on film in Britain is usually shot on film for television.”

― James Nesbitt

“Many of my old friends are gone now. I have a hard time dealing with the fact that they’re just not there to talk to. I can’t call them up for a rabbit-skin glue recipe anymore.”

― James Rosenquist

“In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade’s no easier to make than an oak.”

― James Russell Lowell

“Political risk is hard to manage because so much comes down to the personal choices of policymakers, whether prime ministers or heads of central banks.”

― James Surowiecki

“In the struggle between capital and labor, more often than not capital has won, because the real source of value for most companies has historically been the hard assets that they owned and controlled.”

― James Surowiecki

“In Arizona, we’re at 7,000 feet, so we’re above half of the world’s atmosphere. It’s crisp but hard, a side-raking light that can be revealing but doesn’t have the softness that maritime air has.”

― James Turrell

“Critics tend to be very hard on the horror genre.”

― James Wan

“I played basketball to try to get my parents from working so hard.”

― James Worthy

“Sometimes that mantle is hard to adjust to wearing but we are at a stage that we are comfortable with it and we recognize how we are perceived and how the real core individual that each one of us has apart from the facade that the public believes that we are.”

― James Young

“It’s hard to measure up to ‘Battlestar’ – it’s hard not to measure things against it.”

― Jamie Bamber

“Surfing isn’t really in my blood. It’s hard to catch a big wave in Billingham.”

― Jamie Bell

“It’s hard to incorporate dance into movies I think.”

― Jamie Bell

“The casting directors that were aware of ‘The Real World’ looked at me as a joke. It was so hard to get away from that.”

― Jamie Chung

“I can’t really do the running on hard ground that I used to do. Instead I go swimming as often as possible.”

― Jamie Dornan

“I don’t see that we’re any different than many, many people that are out there. And it’s hard to kind of accept something like we’re larger than life, super-people or something like that.”

― Jamie Hyneman

“I was a beginner again. I practiced hard and used to listen very closely to recordings of American jazz drummers such as Tony Williams and Kenny Clarke.”

― Jamie Muir

“If you’re industrial person with a digital capability, you can transform an industry and yourself. It is hard for a digital person to become an industrial.”

― Jamie S. Miller

“Everyone works hard for each other, and if we’re having an off day, everyone else is there to pick things up.”

― Jamie Vardy

“Every time I have stepped up a level, I wasn’t expecting it to happen, but once it did, I just made sure I worked as hard as I possibly could to stay there.”

― Jamie Vardy

“Most of my reading is based on what I’m working on. I did a series of paintings based on the seven deadly sins, so I read Dante and then Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost.’ That was a bit hard going.”

― Jamie Wyeth

“I’m a terrible technician, and I have a very hard time painting.”

― Jamie Wyeth

“I reject the idea that any job is too hard or too dirty for American workers to do. American workers just expect and demand to be paid a decent wage.”

― Jan C. Ting

“I have been working, as emergency relief coordinator, on an international scale, very hard to build a wider alliance of partners in assistance efforts.”

― Jan Egeland

“I think feature film can be quite conservative, because you have to now get audiences to come out, and it’s quite a hard thing to do. Of course, television can be conservative too.”

― Jane Campion

“Once you get off the network news train, it’s hard to get back on.”

― Jane Clayson

“It’s hard for women at my age in Hollywood, but I’m not discouraged.”

― Jane Fonda

“When I began in 1960, individuality wasn’t an accepted thing to look for; it was about species-specific behaviour. But animal behaviour is not hard science. There’s room for intuition.”

― Jane Goodall

“I suppose I was still optimistic and unrealistic, and I just hoped we could keep going as we were. But no. That was not good enough for Stephen, so off he went. Those were hard times. They really were. But then, I suppose, divorce is always hard.”

― Jane Hawking

“Even though we all know the facts, it’s hard to resist the lure of a tan.”

― Jane Krakowski

“I realize that, to many readers, Hard Fantasy may seem to be a contradiction in terms. Fantasy, according to most generally recognized definitions, differs from both ‘real world’ fiction and ‘science fiction’ in that magic or magical creatures are active elements.”

― Jane Lindskold

“Now that he has disavowed as outright lies many of the stories he told himself, it’s hard to know what to make of those who still insist that David Brock had it right the first time.”

― Jane Mayer

“The military is trying very hard right now to put a better face on Guantanamo, and I think they actually have tried to rid some of the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about.”

― Jane Mayer

“Why am I working so hard? Going for 400 books, perhaps, but who’s really counting?”

― Jane Yolen

“It’s been hard in entertainment as a 45-year-old woman to find jobs. They get fewer and far between if you’re older, unless you’re one of the few lucky ones who work constantly, like Meryl Streep.”

― Janeane Garofalo

“The great thing and the hard thing is to stick to thing when you have outlived the first interest and not yet the second which comes with a sort of mastery.”

― Janet Erskine Stuart

“The hard thing is to stick to things when you have outlived the first interest, and not yet got the second which comes with a sort of mastery.”

― Janet Erskine Stuart

“Writing a graphic novel is hard. It feels closer to a screen play than to a novel.”

― Janet Evanovich

“I work real hard so the reader doesn’t have to. I don’t want them to have to look up words.”

― Janet Evanovich

“Inspiration is easy. The hard part is getting the inspiration onto 300 pages in an interesting, cohesive, easy-to-read but hard-to-forget story.”

― Janet Evanovich

“I have a hard time with abstractions. I always go to the personal.”

― Janet Fitch

“It’s hard to learn an American accent. Some of the Rs at the ends of words are incredibly hard.”

― Janet McTeer

“Pretty much everything I carry with me, I learned I needed the hard way. I sweated, dry-lipped, dry-mouthed, soaked-to-the-skinned my way through all of these lessons.”

― Janet Varney

“When you’re unemployed for six months or a year, it is hard to qualify for a lease, so even the option of relocating to find a job is often off the table.”

― Janet Yellen

“It is hard to have great confidence in predicting what market reactions to Fed decisions will be.”

― Janet Yellen

“It’s important for the Fed, hard as it is, to attempt to detect asset bubbles while they’re forming.”

― Janet Yellen

“It’s hard for the Catholic Church to accept change. When the mass was no longer said in Latin, loyalists went into mourning for years.”

― Janine di Giovanni

“’Mad Men’ is a hard act to follow. Unless you’re called Elisabeth Moss, stuff like this only comes along once in your career.”

― Jared Harris

“It’s very hard to connect with a character when you haven’t gotten a sense of who they are.”

― Jared Harris

“It’s really hard work being a model.”

― Jasmine Guinness

“Everybody gets all worked up about trash talk but it is what it is – it’s talk… You ask any player, honestly, if trash talk’s gonna affect how hard they play, because if a little trash talk affects how hard they can play, it just lets us know that they were holding back or weren’t playing harder or as hard as they could.”

― Jason Babin

“I’d worked so hard that by the time I was 20, I wanted to play hard. And I did that really well.”

― Jason Bateman

“It’s easy to get a theatrical release that shows in one theater for a week. But there’s no advertising, and no one sees the movie. It’s hard to get a real theatrical release. The distribution of independent films is, to me, extraordinarily frustrating.”

― Jason Blum

“It’s really hard to make an original movie of any kind that succeeds in the theatrical market place, in the wide release market place.”

― Jason Blum

“Working with kids is always hard because you have to have very limited hours. They have to have breaks, and they have to have a tutor, and they have to have a lot of – good things! But it makes it hard to shoot.”

― Jason Blum

“It is hard to make a movie funny and scary at the same time.”

― Jason Blum

“It’s hard to make a movie that’s very expensive and not be thinking of the results all the time.”

― Jason Blum

“Commercial real estate is really a black box: its super opaque, and it’s hard to get the information.”

― Jason Calacanis

“In terms of publicity and interviews, well, it’s really hard in this modern world to keep a sense of mystery.”

― Jason Clarke

“I used to game a lot, and I used to game a little too hard.”

― Jason Day

“It’s incredibly hard to get meaningful work done when your workday has been shredded into work moments.”

― Jason Fried

“It’s hard to learn a new guy each time out there.”

― Jason Hammel

“I have always been a hard worker. I had to make some adjustments to find a way to make my delivery crisper and more repeatable.”

― Jason Hammel

“That’s why the fears of playing or coaching, you want to do everything possible to make it. A lot of teams make it look real easy, but it is hard.”

― Jason Kidd

“Train hard, train hard, train hard.”

― Jason Momoa

“I get up at 5 A.M., and I train hard. I’ve got two young children, so I have to get up early. But I like it.”

― Jason Momoa

“Genre stuff is really hard to pull off, as any fans of it know.”

― Jason O’Mara

“I guess you could say I took the hard route. That doesn’t work for everybody, but it’s worked out all right for me.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“We moved from place to place, and it was hard to adjust to different schools. But we made it.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“Once I get on a roll, it’s hard to stop me.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“It’s hard to be what you can’t see.”

― Jason Reynolds

“Between ‘The Godfather,’ ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘Goodfellas,’ and the countless other mob stories that have been both critically and commercially acclaimed over the years, it’s not hard to see why a game like ‘Mafia Wars’ works.”

― Jason Schreier

“There’s all these ways to instantly communicate – cars, computers, telephone and transportation – and even with all that, it’s so hard to find people and have an honest communication with them.”

― Jason Schwartzman

“I do like a lot of the ’70s movies. I love Charles Bronson in ‘Hard Times.’ All my favorite movies where ones from yesteryear. The ’70s was a good era. I love all those.”

― Jason Statham

“I’m enthusiastic and ambitious, and I work hard.”

― Jason Statham

“I’m very fussy. I’m very hard to please.”

― Jason Statham

“We play fair and we play hard. If we win the game we win, if we lose the game, we lose.”

― Jason Williams

“Now it’s hard to pick up any copy of ‘Wired’ that doesn’t mention YouTube.”

― Jawed Karim

“I knew that part of the problem with sensitive issues is that, because they’re uncomfortable to address, we have a hard time doing so honestly, if at all.”

― Jay Asher

“It’s hard to build a brand, competitively, and tell people what you do as well.”

― Jay Chiat

“It’s hard enough as a kid these days to feel normal and just try to fit in. To be a diabetic is just a dramatic thing to go through.”

― Jay Cutler

“There were so many years that were going by at a lightning speed that it was so hard to kinda put our heads around what was happening to us.”

― Jay DeMarcus

“I think it’s hard for quieter, more introverted people to get into acting.”

― Jay Duplass

“I figure if it’s turns out well the film will have its own momentum and will carry into the video release. So it’s hard to really picture the DVD version when I’m in production.”

― Jay Roach

“Pat Roberts and I both feel very strongly that when we get to Iran, that we can’t make the same mistakes. We have to ask the questions, the hard questions before, not afterwards, and get the right intelligence.”

― Jay Rockefeller

“For all founders, going public is a momentous milestone that has to be experienced to be fully understood. It is the culmination of years of hard work and personal sacrifice.”

― Jay Samit

“I was forced to be an artist and a CEO from the beginning, so I was forced to be like a businessman because when I was trying to get a record deal, it was so hard to get a record deal on my own that it was either give up or create my own company.”

― Jay-Z

“I’m far from being god, but I work god damn hard.”

― Jay-Z

“It’s hard to say what role race really played in my case.”

― Jayson Blair

“I love Coach K’s passion to coach his players and to coach the game. I examined and watched the interaction between him and his staff, along with the players, and was impressed how hard they played.”

― Jayson Tatum

“I decided to do the maximum to hold onto the lead for as long as possible. That is why I pushed so hard from the beginning. I was at 100 percent concentration.”

― Jean Alesi

“By definition, saving – for anything – requires us to not get things now so that we can get bigger ones later. That’s hard. Our brains are hard wired to prefer the here and now.”

― Jean Chatzky

“The court is like a palace of marble; it’s composed of people very hard and very polished.”

― Jean de la Bruyere

“It is not reason which makes faith hard, but life.”

― Jean Ingelow

“God has always been hard on the poor.”

― Jean-Paul Marat

“The brain is suspended in a kind of thick jelly inside the skull, and a helmet can’t keep it from sloshing around. If you hit your head hard enough, the brain goes bashing against the walls of the skull.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“When he emerged Lou Dobbs the populist, he was so hard to peg. A mishmash of contradictions: anti-outsourcing, anti-globalization, pro-international-trade, pro-free-enterprise, anti-corporatism, pro-choice, pro-Second Amendment, pro-gay-marriage, pro-gays-serving-openly-in-the-military, pro-military, anti-war-in-Iraq-and-Afghanistan.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“Bob Dole is not a bitter man. That part is jarring. His life was hard.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“Working in a gun store is hard on your feet and your back.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“It was difficult every ten days having a new director. I’m a real collaborator and, as an actor, I want to be directed. It’s hard for me to shift gears.”

― Jeanne Tripplehorn

“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

“I think it was hard at first for my dad to transition to being immobile.”

― Jeb Bush

“Imagine Texas as a blue state: how hard it would be to carry the presidency or gain control of the Senate.”

― Jeb Bush

“It’s very hard to uphold individual liberty when the person you’re representing is often a crook.”

― Jed S. Rakoff

“It’s hard for us not to be involved with things. When you have so much information and you see so much need, there’s too much going on for us not to get involved.”

― Jeff Ament

“It was hard to figure out what were the good causes, the bad causes, even the good politics and the bad politics. So we started taking requests and figuring it out.”

― Jeff Ament

“With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it’s hard to get up the courage to say, ‘Can I sing this part,’ or, ‘I want to play guitar.’”

― Jeff Ament

“If your payloads cost hundreds of millions of dollars, they actually cost more than the launch. It puts a lot of pressure on the launch vehicle not to change, to be very stable. Reliability becomes much more important than the cost. It’s hard to get off of that equilibrium.”

― Jeff Bezos

“On the Internet, companies are scale businesses, characterized by high fixed costs and relatively low variable costs. You can be two sizes: You can be big, or you can be small. It’s very hard to be medium. A lot of medium-sized companies had the financing rug pulled out from under them before they could get big.”

― Jeff Bezos

“Nowadays, in the contract that actors sign, you have to agree that you’re going to do a certain amount of publicity-the hard part they don’t pay you for.”

― Jeff Bridges

“Thinking so hard on her soft eyes and memories of the signs that it’s over. It’s over.”

― Jeff Buckley

“Working with Jim Carrey is an absolute gas. I have never laughed so hard for so long. Had he been on-board for the sequel of Dumb & Dumber, I would’ve jumped on, with no hesitation.”

― Jeff Daniels

“Comedy is hard to do. All the cliches about it are true.”

― Jeff Daniels

“As we say from time to time, it’s hard to win in the National Football League.”

― Jeff Fisher

“Our teams always play hard.”

― Jeff Fisher

“I couldn’t identify just one, but there’s numerous rule changes and points of emphasis that have reflected a change on the field almost immediately. It’s hard to avoid the horse-collar tackle, for example, but the players understand why the rule is in there – because of the injury rate prior to us making that a personal foul.”

― Jeff Fisher

“A lot of coaches make it harder than it should be. Some are too hard on themselves, obsessing about controlling everything, not trusting their assistants, worrying about time.”

― Jeff Fisher

“My responsibility is to make judgments about hard, complex issues that I believe to be right.”

― Jeff Fortenberry

“It’s hard to think of yourself as a loser at 2 years old.”

― Jeff Foxworthy

“The natural gas industry has worked long and hard to smear Josh Fox, the director of ‘Gasland,’ and has failed.”

― Jeff Goodell

“Even the biggest coal boosters have long admitted that coal is a dying industry – the fight has always been over how fast and how hard the industry will fall.”

― Jeff Goodell

“The oil industry fought hard to keep Keystone alive, making wildly exaggerated claims that the pipeline – the country’s largest infrastructure project – would create tens of thousands of jobs and decrease America’s reliance on oil from the Middle East.”

― Jeff Goodell

“Protestations of indifference to higher office are hard to take seriously when the ‘non-candidate’ is busily engaged in testing the waters.”

― Jeff Greenfield

“Making movies is really hard. It’s a very complex process, with many, many variables.”

― Jeff Nichols

“Most actors will tell you, when they’ve got emotional stuff that’s hard to carry around for hours and hard to try to do justice too, it just beats your butt.”

― Jeff Perry

“I don’t think there is anything hard at all about having a lot of songs. It makes it easier to be less precious about them, and know that everybody’s going to want to work on some of them.”

― Jeff Tweedy

“I frankly think the NBA All-Star game has run its course, the whole dunk contest… The game – if those guys actually played hard in that game, it’d be the best watch ever.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“In one era, it’s hard enough to compare people. But comparing people of different eras… that’s next to impossible.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“Chicken parm is hard to beat.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“When Jordan was averaging over 30 and shooting over 50 percent, he was doing it with less shooting on the floor for himself. He had less spacing to work with. He was going against defenses that were allowed a lot more liberties as far as physical contact, how hard they fouled, and all those things.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“I also try very hard to create characters – both heroes and villains – with psychological depth.”

― Jeffery Deaver

“So I work hard to present the human side of my characters while not neglecting the plot.”

― Jeffery Deaver

“In the old days you could do re-runs, and people would have to watch that because there’s nothing else. But with Netflix and Amazon, Hulu, Xbox, as well as premium and regular cable, it’s very hard to do that.”

― Jeffrey Bell

“It’s hard to boo a puppy. You can’t boo a handful of puppies.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“Acting is a hard profession. More than anything, it takes fortitude.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“The work I’m doing on ‘Watchmen’ is mind bending and physically just hard.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“There’s no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you – unless your potion is hard work.”

― Jeffrey Gitomer

“I was warned not to do it. Actors who play Jesus are supposed to have a hard time getting other roles to follow, but I felt this was a myth. After all, how can you be typecast as Christ?”

― Jeffrey Hunter

“The brain sits snugly inside the skull, but it’s not a completely flush fit – there is still a layer of fluid between bone and soft tissue that serves as a natural shock absorber. Some shocks, however, can’t be absorbed, and when the head gets clobbered too hard, the brain can twist or torque or rattle around inside its skeletal casing.”

― Jeffrey Kluger

“Then as I got older, I always gravitated towards the hard stuff, Born To Be Wild, then Black Sabbath.”

― Jello Biafra

“In my experience, being busy and working hard is the key to sanity/happiness.”

― Jemima Khan

“It’s hard to pass up a pole vault opportunity here in Des Moines. The crowd was so great when I was at the mall and I was pumped up and I thought technically I was on and I figured where else to open up my outdoor season than here.”

― Jenn Suhr

“I’ve been trying really hard to be more domesticated. It’s not in my nature to clean and cook, and so I’ve been really good about it.”

― Jenna Dewan

“Drama is not hard for me. It just didn’t seem hard.”

― Jenna Elfman

“’Cause it’s really hard, it’s hard to be an actor.”

― Jenna Fischer

“There’s a lot of paranormal activity in my family. Whether it is more than most other families is hard to say, but we seem to have more than most.”

― Jenna Wortham

“I’m happy for the success that I’ve had, but I’ve worked so hard at it.”

― Jenni Rivera

“I try to not be too hard on myself regarding my diet. I’ve always been a workout-to-eat kind of a girl.”

― Jennie Finch

“I try to not be too hard on myself regarding my diet. I’ve always been a workout-to-eat kind of a girl. I like to eat, to say the least.”

― Jennie Finch

“It’s really hard for me to meet someone. I don’t want to date actors. Been there, done that. Only one actor per household, please.”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“I have worked hard in my career, but I have been lucky as well.”

― Jennifer Damiano

“I always feel very afraid as I work on books. It’s just so hard to write a decent book!”

― Jennifer Egan

“I don’t have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does – and I’m much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be.”

― Jennifer Garner

“I’m a pretty hard worker.”

― Jennifer Garner

“We can be so hard on ourselves. And other people can, too – there’s so much criticism out there!”

― Jennifer Garner

“I find I have to touch what I am working on every day, or a deep-seated dread kicks in that is very hard to overcome.”

― Jennifer Gilmore

“It’s very hard to balance being there for somebody else and taking care of yourself.”

― Jennifer Grey

“I think relationships are really hard. Each one gives you lessons that you need.”

― Jennifer Grey

“Endings are really hard to do, and it’s hard to do an ending where it’s sort of collaborative with thousands and thousands of people, and to satisfy all those people is impossible.”

― Jennifer Hale

“I think a lot about teaching my kids to work hard.”

― Jennifer Lopez

“I came from the Bronx and a certain background. I worked really hard. I kept my focus on the right things.”

― Jennifer Lopez

“Honestly, I feel pretty awed anytime I meet just about any writer. I get how hard it is to write and make a living from it, but there’s also this almost magical force you need to tap into, and I’m amazed by anyone who can do it.”

― Jennifer McMahon

“Being a novelist is hard for anyone – male or female. You don’t get to quit your day job.”

― Jennifer Weiner

“As an actor on sets, I’ve always clocked how hard the crew works, how much longer their days are, how much lesser their glory is – and the fact that their commitment to the work and project is unwavering, no matter the budget.”

― Jennifer Westfeldt

“Change is hard but inevitable.”

― Jenny Han

“There are so many people that want to tell stories. I think that the issue is how hard it is to get your foot in the door to tell your stories.”

― Jenny Han

“As hard as I try to sound tough and dark, I still sound cute.”

― Jenny Lewis

“When I’m not working is when I tend to freak out a bit. It’s hard for me to just stay home.”

― Jenny Lewis

“I find it quite hard to connect with the songs where I portray myself as this clumsy, adorable, love-struck man-child.”

― Jens Lekman

“One of the reasons I’m so competitive – I mean, I’m not winning much anymore – at my age was because I always worked hard and because we have a level playing field. We don’t have motorbikes in the peloton anymore.”

― Jens Voigt

“It’s hard being on a new network, a smaller network.”

― Jensen Ackles

“I have always worked long hours and very hard. It is the way I am. Same as always. Up about seven and get to bed about 12 to 1, something like that.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“My father was a CPA. He worked hard in the aircraft industry, and would come home more and more infrequently. He was about to leave my mother, which he did when I was 15.”

― Jeremy Irons

“The only mistake guys can make is to try too hard with their appearance. There’s something very unmanly about it.”

― Jeremy Irvine

“I just try to play as hard as I can every possession. If you’re aware and you’re high-energy, the ball will eventually bounce your way and you’ll be able to make plays.”

― Jeremy Lin

“Going to a major tournament, having that buzz – it’s hard to put into words. It’s a dream to go there, and to play. It’s the biggest thing you can achieve in your career, and to go again would be a dream.”

― Jermain Defoe

“’V for Vendetta’ is an amazing movie, and it had an obvious message, but it was done so perfectly. I got out of the movie, and I wanted to march so hard. I wanted to be an activist.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“Pension reform can be hard to talk about. In the long run, reform now means fewer demands for layoffs and less draconian measures in the future. It’s in the best interest of all Californians to fix this system now.”

― Jerry Brown

“I believe that over 90 percent of LU students try hard to comply with the behavioral code and are supportive of the school’s mission.”

― Jerry Falwell, Jr.

“When it comes to clothing, I’ve got one really hard and fast rule: never wear beige. That’s such an old-lady colour.”

― Jerry Hall

“Personally, it was hard to see Emmitt in red.”

― Jerry Jones

“If we were to hit the level that Metallica or somebody like that hit, we’d have had a hard time dealing with it. I think it would have been our doom. It’s hard for anybody at that level.”

― Jerry Only

“We do a hard fantasy as well as hard science fiction, and I think I probably single-handedly recreated military science fiction. It was dead before I started working in it.”

― Jerry Pournelle

“So, I guess the answer to your question is very few people can bring off a novel of the future because it’s just so damn hard to make it look like the future.”

― Jerry Pournelle

“Like I said, repetition in practice and hard work.”

― Jerry Rice

“I think I’m more muscular now than when I played football. I’m working hard on it. So many athletes just let themselves go after they stop competing. That was something I didn’t want to do.”

― Jerry Rice

“Recessions are hard on people, but they are not hard on art.”

― Jerry Saltz

“The New York gallery scene being as incredibly overpopulated and overmoneyed as it is, deep conflicts and contradictions aren’t hard to find.”

― Jerry Saltz

“Stand-up is hard.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“Stand-up is hard. Or to keep it at a certain level is hard: I have no writers but me.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“Nobody told me how hard it was going to be to get published. I wrote four novels that nobody wanted, sent them out all over, collected hundreds and hundreds of rejection slips.”

― Jerry Spinelli

“Once you meet an entrepreneur like Jack Ma, you just want to make sure you bet on him. It’s not a hard decision.”

― Jerry Yang

“It’s always hard for a writer to make herself into a character; I had to figure out what my defining characteristics were, and that’s something I had to work through multiple drafts to figure out.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“Young adult fiction is getting more popular among adults because the writer is trying hard all the time to maintain the reader’s interest.”

― Jesse Andrews

“It’s very hard to be a playwright because it’s very competitive.”

― Jesse Eisenberg

“Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals.”

― Jesse Helms

“I have worked hard to build relationships between Jewish people and black people.”

― Jesse Jackson

“Besides, Weebles are too hard to draw – they just end up looking like eggs, not people.”

― Jesse James Garrett

“’The Merchant of Venice’ is a straightforward, clear story, while ‘The Winter’s Tale,’ as a general rule, is hard to present because there is so much plot.”

― Jesse L. Martin

“You learn a lot, and you want to keep training hard, and like I said, you will get your chance; it’s all about taking it.”

― Jesse Lingard

“I have had to work hard to get in the starting XI for England.”

― Jesse Lingard

“When you’re a ‘product’ for a lot of people, they’re only really after one thing, and so it’s hard to completely let down your guard.”

― Jesse McCartney

“Usually, the best ideas come from having to fix a really hard problem.”

― Jesse Schell

“When I’m working on comics, I have to give myself a million deadlines, or I’d never get anything done. Comics are just so hard to make – I find it very difficult to motivate myself.”

― Jessica Abel

“I definitely had dolls when I was a kid. I don’t remember being very thorough with them and making sure they got fed in my make-believe world. A lot of Barbie haircuts were given, though. I had a Tamagotchi as well, but I think that thing died really quick. They were hard to do!”

― Jessica Biel

“I’ve always had to work hard for what I’ve got and to stay where I was.”

― Jessica Capshaw

“I’m used to working really hard to get a role. I was always auditioning and talking my way into roles.”

― Jessica Chastain

“I’m working hard to break free of stereotypes that the film industry has created and nurtured around women.”

― Jessica Chastain

“We women are way too hard on ourselves. I don’t know who some women are dressing for, but we should be celebrating our bodies.”

― Jessica Collins

“I always believe in buying things locally; anything locally made is a big plus, along with organic materials. I try really hard to do that, and brands really pop out to me if I know they’re trying to be environmentally friendly.”

― Jessica Hart

“I really struggle to fight and say lines at the same time. It’s hard.”

― Jessica Henwick

“It’s very hard as an Asian actress to get seen for anything which isn’t specifically Asian in England.”

― Jessica Henwick

“There were days when I would just go home and cry because it was that hard, but I didn’t want to give up just because things got hard, just because I was a mom.”

― Jessica McDonald

“I’m a huge Marlene Dietrich fan. She’s got this raunchy kind of strength. It would be hard to find a man who could come up with something hard for her to handle. She’s seen it all and done it all.”

― Jessica Pare

“I’m mixed race, and it’s often hard for me to fit into period pieces.”

― Jessica Parker Kennedy

“Running with your hands behind your back is so hard.”

― Jessica Rothe

“I’m very blessed and appreciative of everything that’s happened, and I’m just working hard for more opportunities to come.”

― Jessica Sanchez

“I’ve been working hard my whole life.”

― Jessica Sanchez

“For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.”

― Jessica Savitch

“It’s been hard, but I’ve finally come to the realization that it’s okay to not be perfect.”

― Jessica Simpson

“I am incredibly lucky. I worked hard for my luck as well. I have made choices to do things because I wanted them to do them, not because they were the right thing to do.”

― Jessie Buckley

“I’m an artist, but I’m also a businesswoman, and sometimes you have to play hard.”

― Jessie J

“I’m so hard on myself that when I’m in the studio, I’ll write 10 songs and only use one. So those nine songs that are left over, I always think, ‘Where could these go? Who could they be for?’”

― Jessie J

“I work really hard, and have had many opportunities to give up and throw the towel in. But I never did.”

― Jessie James Decker

“What does get hard is when I’m put in the box of, ‘Oh, she just woke up one day, did a reality show, and decided she wants to be a singer.’ That’s offensive, and it’s not the case with me.”

― Jessie James Decker

“Women are strong, and we’re way too hard on ourselves.”

― Jessie James Decker

“It’s hard to get someone to sit down and listen to an album in its entirety.”

― Jessie Reyez

“I was all depressed because my ex cheated on me. It was hard for me to get over that.”

― Jessie Reyez

“I have to be calm and go slowly, and above all, keep working hard.”

― Jesus Navas

“Hard times make you bitter or make you more compassionate.”

― Jewel

“I think when kids just see well-crafted poetry, it’s just obtuse to them. It’s hard to relate to.”

― Jewel

“My reasons for coming to get married in Calcutta are complicated, and it’s very hard to put it into a sentence. People ask me why. To me, it just felt like a very natural and exciting decision.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“Identity has been such an explosive territory for me… so hard, so painful at times.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“To be respectful to opponents is to play hard against them.”

― Jill Ellis

“Damning taxes is a piece of cake. It’s defending them that’s hard.”

― Jill Lepore

“When I got my success, I became decadent for a while. This was 2003 to 2008. I fell for tiramisu really hard. I’ve become more moderate since, because African-Americans are prone to diabetes.”

― Jill Scott

“I defy any woman who is pregnant and trying to concentrate really hard not to feel distracted.”

― Jill Scott

“For anyone who feels they are overwhelmed by their job, or maybe they take their job too seriously or are working too hard, I say go to a safari, particularly the Okavango Delta, and just be humbled.”

― Jill Scott

“We’re a whole culture of people who have a really hard time seeing beyond themselves.”

― Jill Soloway

“It’s hard enough to be a lady writer. Doubly hard to be a funny lady writer.”

― Jill Soloway

“When it comes to kids, it’s just not hard to get them healthy. I don’t find it hard and don’t understand why people find it hard.”

― Jillian Michaels

“The gay thing has always been hard for me.”

― Jillian Michaels

“When I go, I go hard.”

― Jillian Michaels

“I’m much more attracted personally to governments going their full term. It’s very hard to have a fixed term election I know with ah… a parliamentary democracy, but I’ve always had an instinct to say there should be a fixed term.”

― Jim Bolger

“It’s very hard to accept that stoning still exists in the world today.”

― Jim Caviezel

“It’s hard for the donkeys to win the race if they’re going to carry the elephants on their backs.”

― Jim Hightower

“I’d have a hard time supporting Chris Christie.”

― Jim Inhofe

“It is hard to cement any relations with any country based on promises that may not be deliverable.”

― Jim Leach

“It’s very hard to live with yourself if you don’t stick with your moral code.”

― Jim Mattis

“I’ve been hit in the head so many times, it’s hard to remember that far back. I don’t remember specific games.”

― Jim McMahon

“There is hard hitting, but the hitting is not nearly as hard as it used to be.”

― Jim Otto

“But now there are more concussions due to not being used to the hard hitting.”

― Jim Otto

“It’s always been hard work for us to manufacture in the U.K. It’s not a particularly profitable place for us.”

― Jim Ratcliffe

“It’s hard to say, but I think Warlock is the closest thing Thanos has to a friend.”

― Jim Starlin

“I really do try hard to be a good teammate. I can’t run very fast, but I try to always run hard. I may strike out a lot, but I try to walk to set up the guys who are hitting after me.”

― Jim Thome

“Is my ability what it was at, say, 25 or 30 years old? Probably not, but I like to compete. I like to go out and play the game hard.”

― Jim Thome

“Throughout the lead-up to the war, CNN worked hard to air all sides of the story. We had a regular segment called Voices of Dissent in which we spent time covering antiwar protests and interviewing those who were opposed to the war with Iraq.”

― Jim Walton

“Like a lot of freelance cartoonists, when any opportunity like that comes along, I have a hard time saying no, whether it makes sense or not.”

― Jim Woodring

“Everything I do tries to do the same thing, which is to express things that are hard to express, hidden things.”

― Jim Woodring

“Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.”

― Jimi Hendrix

“You’ve just got to keep playing and keep working hard to get where you’re supposed to be.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“I’ve seen guys work as hard as I have and don’t have the shot I have.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“It’s hard to speculate, but it was tough when coach Paul Westphal drafted me and wanted me there and then got fired two weeks into my rookie year.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“People don’t work as hard as I do. They don’t expect the same things out of the game that I do.”

― Jimmy Butler

“Part of the reason that I left the Pumpkins is because it was becoming all-consuming. Being the only member of that band who had two kids and a wife, it was a hard decision, but ultimately it was a decision I’m comfortable with.”

― Jimmy Chamberlin

“Anything I learned was just work hard, just keep working and don’t worry about the outside stuff. Whatever happens will happen.”

― Jimmy Fallon

“My district really wanted me… to take a hard stance against a Donald Trump agenda.”

― Jimmy Gomez

“We just have to get it going and play hard every time out.”

― Jimmy Haynes

“It’s hard to say if something is worth the wait, because how the hell do any of us know?”

― Jimmy Iovine

“I try hard not to repeat myself and not to do material other people are doing. We transcribe every other late-night show to make sure there’s no similarity.”

― Jimmy Kimmel

“I find it very hard to play a part, then take it off like a cheap suit and become Mr Normal – Mr. Nice Guy.”

― Jimmy Nail

“As an actor, it’s hard to approach any character with negatives.”

― Jimmy Smits

“Sometimes pars are hard.”

― Jimmy Walker

“Sometimes hard work doesn’t pay off.”

― Jimmy Walker

“It’s very hard for me to think about my songs and attribute some significance to them.”

― Jimmy Webb

“Diet hard, train hard.”

― Jinder Mahal

“I’m an example that, in the WWE, there are opportunities for people who work hard, improve constantly.”

― Jinder Mahal

“It’s actually very hard when you’re settled in one place to completely uproot yourself and go.”

― Jo Brand

“It’s got too much hard work slapping them and telling them to shut up.”

― Jo Brand

“I don’t know if we will ever try again because those sort of things are very hard to organise but yes, I’ve known Doon for years and John as well but I hadn’t met Will before, and he turned out to be a good laugh.”

― Jo Brand

“Television provokes strong opinions, and sometimes we try a bit too hard to appeal to everyone.”

― Jo Brand

“Everyone is where they are at because they worked hard for it. Don’t ever hate on someone’s hustle. Just figure out how you can get there.”

― Jo Koy

“It’s very hard for politicians to ignore even just a handful of letters about the same issue.”

― Jo Swinson

“I’m hard to pin down. I tend to look different in films.”

― Joan Allen

“We need comedies in the world! We need to laugh, it’s all so hard.”

― Joan Cusack

“What’s so hard about that first sentence is that you’re stuck with it. Everything else is going to flow out of that sentence. And by the time you’ve laid down the first two sentences, your options are all gone.”

― Joan Didion

“I don’t know if I miss it per se, but I do miss the fact that there just doesn’t seem to be any rock ‘n’ roll out there anyplace. Everything does seem kind of tame. It’s even hard in Manhattan to go out and find a good band to go see.”

― Joan Jett

“I will work as hard as I do because I love it.”

― Joan Rivers

“Feminism means, basically, are you in favor of equal opportunities for men and women? It’s hard to argue with that.”

― Joanna Coles

“I act here and there but you have to commit so far out in advance when you’re directing that you – I’m kind of booked six months out, so it’s hard.”

― Joanna Kerns

“I throw the ball ninety-two miles an hour, but they hit it back just as hard.”

― Joaquin Andujar

“It’s hard for me to put my feelings into words.”

― Joaquin Phoenix

“I’ve enjoyed being a single person, particularly because I’m travelling a lot. It would be hard to maintain a relationship – so I’ve really not tried.”

― Jocelyn Bell Burnell

“It’s really, really hard to make it as a fine-art photographer exclusively.”

― Jock Sturges

“Leadership is hard. It’s a skill. It’s a technique.”

― Jocko Willink

“Do I have chocolate chip cookies? Yes, I do. Do I have mint chocolate chip milkshakes? Yes, I do. I love them. They are fantastic. But when I have them, they’re worth it. I earned them. I did something. I worked out super hard. I stayed clean on food.”

― Jocko Willink

“The thing about Jiu Jitsu is it is also not for everybody. It can be very humiliating and humbling. If you have a hard time dealing with the fact that someone smaller than you may be able to tap you out, it is going to be difficult.”

― Jocko Willink

“It’s hard to get personal films off the ground, and it’s hard developing them.”

― Jodie Foster

“I come from a family that loves to eat, not exercise. Being fat made even walking hard.”

― Joe Bastianich

“Social Security’s not the hard one to solve. Medicare, that is the gorilla in the room, and you’ve got to put all of it on the table.”

― Joe Biden

“If you keep working hard and not take ‘no’ for an answer, you achieve.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“Remember, things extremely hard to come by are not necessarily good.”

― Joe Chung

“It’s very hard to have lived through the Sixties and not be political.”

― Joe Dante

“Manhattan’s always fascinating, too, just a big, stinky, smelly conglomeration of numbered avenues and streets, but it’s just got a vibe that’s hard to beat. I shouldn’t like it, but I do. I can’t put my finger on it.”

― Joe Elliott

“There are places on a man’s head that are as hard as a rock. Your head’s actually stronger than your body. And you don’t have too many instruments up there workin’.”

― Joe Frazier

“For an international business such as ours, you can’t localise without a local. That was a hard lesson for us. We had to be closer, physically present, which is when we put teams on the ground.”

― Joe Gebbia

“It’s hard to please everyone, and I learnt quite early that that’s never going to happen.”

― Joe Hart

“It’s hard to get a chance in the Premier League for an English keeper.”

― Joe Hart

“I have a hard time understanding how cutting the program in our country that provides healthcare to working families by $800 billion can be classified as mercy.”

― Joe Kennedy III

“When you solve big, hard problems, problems that fundamentally improve how an industry works, financial returns follow, giving you resources to do more of the same.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“Creating a billion-dollar company is hard, but being a truly great leader is even harder.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“There’s a creative freedom to comics, and a fulfillment I get out of panel layouts and storytelling that is hard for me to get anywhere else.”

― Joe Madureira

“It’s very hard for me to say I’m sorry… but I do.”

― Joe Nichols

“The planet’s spinning a thousand miles an hour around this gigantic nuclear explosion while these people roll these machines with rubber tires over this hard surface that we’ve laid down over the planet so that we can easily move ourselves back and forth.”

― Joe Rogan

“But it’s hard for a chick to do comedy. It’s not as open for them.”

― Joe Rogan

“Unfortunately, I’ve gotten so conditioned, it’s hard to sleep past 4 a.m.”

― Joe Scarborough

“I worked hard. I worked late. I went in early. I did everything I could to gain an advantage.”

― Joe Theismann

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

― Joe Torre

“We’re sober now, and we all have families and obligations of being senior citizens. Oh, that’s hard to say. We have grown-up responsibilities. We used to all live in the same car.”

― Joe Walsh

“These things are hard to pin down. We work on a script a bit, then work on a different one.”

― Joel Coen

“Sometimes Hollywood manages to knock a movie in its teeth so hard that it never manages to get back up.”

― Joel Edgerton

“I fell so hard for the theater. I knew it was a place where you can sort out your life.”

― Joel Grey

“It’s hard to act with just your jaw.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“As actors, we’re like these vagabond artists: we have to be invited to perform, so if you don’t have a choice of options, it’s very hard to define yourself.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“My impression was, ‘This Hollywood thing doesn’t seem too hard.’”

― Joel Kinnaman

“Follow what your head is telling you and work hard. That’s the big secret.”

― Joel McHale

“’Maury’ and ‘Jerry Springer’ get so theatrical that it’s hard to believe.”

― Joel McHale

“It is a hard thing to let go of mistakes we’ve made and sins. God wants us to do that because He knows the guilt and the condemnation will keep us from becoming who He has created us to be.”

― Joel Osteen

“It’s so hard and impossible to shoot in L.A. The costs are astronomical.”

― Joel Silver

“It’s hard to shoot anything in L.A.; it’s just a chore, but they’re great here.”

― Joel Silver

“Seafood is one of the easiest things to digest – a bratwurst is really hard on the body.”

― Joey Chestnut

“Slipknot is hard work; I don’t care what anybody says.”

― Joey Jordison

“For women in their 30s, it’s so hard to get good parts.”

― Joey Lauren Adams

“If you don’t accept there is a problem, then it is hard to debate things.”

― Johann Lamont

“To hard necessity ones will and fancy must conform.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I have always worked hard, and seeing so many Icelanders make tremendous efforts to cope with difficult tasks and decisions inspires me.”

― Johanna Siguroardottir

“It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table.”

― Johannes Brahms

“I always look for inspiration. If I find something that’s inspiring, I’m so excited because it is very hard to find something inspiring.”

― John 5

“I don’t even know what the odds are for one kid or one team to make it here. Obviously, being from Canada this is their Stanley Cup – they made it. It’s hard enough to get here and it’s hard enough to advance.”

― John Atkinson

“I don’t see how English as we use it in Europe can be revivified. It’s like Latin must have been in about A.D. 300, tired and used up. All one can do is press very hard stylistically to make it glow.”

― John Banville

“Dostoevsky is such a bad writer it is hard to take him seriously as a novelist, though he is a wonderful philosopher.”

― John Banville

“In my books you have to concentrate, but I work hard to make it that, when you do, the rewards are quite high.”

― John Banville

“If you’re a publisher and you forbid deep linking into your site, or have a paid wall or registration requirement, then you’re making it hard to ‘point to’ your content. When no one points to your content, your content is harder to find because search uses links as a proxy for popularity.”

― John Battelle

“It’s hard to go back and be constantly funny.”

― John Belushi

“Actually caffeine is too hard on my system. I’m a delicate boy from Plano, Texas.”

― John Benjamin Hickey

“After you do a play like ‘The Normal Heart,’ it’s hard to find something you feel so passionate about.”

― John Benjamin Hickey

“When I first started out in politics I was, what you might describe as, a hard right Conservative.”

― John Bercow

“It’s hard running for office when people can’t say your name.”

― John Boehner

“Maybe it’s my libertarian philosophy: but being in government is hard.”

― John Bolton

“We had offers to go everywhere and we could have done them. But what would have been the point? We were tired. We had worked hard and needed a break before we got stale. We spent six months at home and writing songs.”

― John Bonham

“In this life, it’s not hard to do wrong.”

― John Boyega

“Woman suffrage is an unjust, unreasonable, unspiritual abnormality. It is a hard, undigested, tasteless, devitalized proposition. It is a half-fledged, unmusical, Promethean abomination. It is a quack bolus to reduce masculinity even by the obliteration of femininity.”

― John Boyle O’Reilly

“It’s hard to tell whether the ship or airplane – they’re all the same, I’m convinced – is male or female; it may shift back and forth.”

― John C. Hawkes

“I worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange back when they used to write tickets. And I was just a runner. So a guy would write a ticket and I would run it, and it was endless. That was a hard job. And I dug tungsten… for a coal company in Wyoming one summer, and that was pretty miserable.”

― John C. McGinley

“Doing ‘Hedwig’ was so hard that I kind of burned out on acting.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“Our audience for SCTV was older than today’s moviegoers, and with the cost of making movies being what it is today, it’s hard for the studios to take the kind of risks we took.”

― John Candy

“It’s very hard to tell an actor, ‘Stop acting.’ It’s easy to tell a non-actor, because they’re embarrassed when they act. They get ashamed when they do something cliche, whereas an actor is happy.”

― John Carney

“I’d much rather leave £2bn to charity, or £3bn or £4bn, than £1bn. That is my motivation to carry on working as hard as I do.”

― John Caudwell

“Typically, actors overplay jargon or toss it away in an extravagant display of casualness. Real people hit the important parts hard.”

― John Cho

“Every game ever invented by mankind, is a way of making things hard for the fun of it!”

― John Ciardi

“Stripe really did come about because we were really appalled by how hard it was to charge for things online.”

― John Collison

“Some of the ideas that come from the fringe of the far right are just so implausible that it is hard to take those ideas seriously.”

― John Conyers

“I don’t want to produce anymore small or independent movies because it’s just too hard these days.”

― John Cusack

“I guess when we get older, we try so hard to get our game back. Sometimes it happens, and sometimes it doesn’t.”

― John Daly

“It’s hard for me not to play on the West Coast. I love it out there.”

― John Daly

“I’m from the old school; hard work pays off.”

― John David Washington

“In my private sector career, two of my favorite sayings were, ‘Strategy is easy and execution is really hard,’ and that we should ‘run at criticism.’”

― John Delaney

“In 1840, William Henry Harrison is the first one to really campaign as a candidate, and the campaigns were totally frivolous. I mean, people were drinking hard cider all day. They were big parades; no one was debating the issues.”

― John Dickerson

“It’s hard to say what the Founding Fathers would think of the modern presidency.”

― John Dickerson

“I don’t think there’s anything good that comes out of ‘Hard Knocks,’ but we’ll see.”

― John Dorsey

“I don’t make that hard and fast distinction between political and nonpolitical writing. I write about what bothers me.”

― John Edgar Wideman

“My uncle died in 1987. I unfortunately – I saw it happen before it happened, which was really, really hard because I was 16 years old and I thought, like, Well, I’m seeing this. I’m supposed to stop this. And I couldn’t.”

― John Edward

“You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions.”

― John Engler

“The first eight songs we were using someone else’s monitors and it is hard to follow the changes when you are jamming if you can’t hear those who you are jamming with.”

― John Entwistle

“There are so many effects and so many things that are done digitally now that it’s so hard for the director to really control the process, because there are more and more experts that come in.”

― John Frankenheimer

“An artist can go paint, and a writer can go write, but an actor needs to get hired, needs somebody to say, ‘Here, come and do this,’ That’s the hard part.”

― John Glover

“Love your work. Work hard for it.”

― John Gokongwei

“It’s really hard to escape where you were brought up. Not that I would ever want to escape it.”

― John Gourley

“I do feel I have a hard time dealing with things being OK.”

― John Grant

“It’s hard to get movie studios to pay a lot of money for movies that don’t have robots or explosions.”

― John Green

“There’s always such a rush to judgment. It makes a fair trial hard to get.”

― John Grisham

“Your brain is cooked when you write hard for three or four hours.”

― John Grisham

“It’s hard to leave behind scenes and characters I am in love with.”

― John Harrison

“I try very hard to maintain the confidence of my sources by speaking candidly with them, honoring agreements about the use of our conversation, and practicing journalism in an honest and straightforward way.”

― John Harwood

“It’s hard to get concert tickets.”

― John Hawkes

“A hard beginning maketh a good ending.”

― John Heywood

“I would argue that’s because we had a bunch of smart people running around here. They were coming in and working very hard and many of them had left jobs in which they made significantly more money.”

― John Hickenlooper

“Especially during the first nine months, there was so much going on with trying to hire 55 people to run the city, it was hard to imagine any honeymoon.”

― John Hickenlooper

“If you don’t trust the media, they are not going to trust you, and if they don’t trust you, it’s hard for the public to trust you.”

― John Hickenlooper

“More often than not, however, the person who flatly states ‘Elves aren’t like that!’ is hard pressed to describe how they really look…. as if Tolkien has summoned archetypes from so deep in our minds that we can only recall them incompletely.”

― John Howe

“I find it hard to imagine that anyone could be intimidated by me.”

― John Hurt

“I don’t try to guess what a million people will like. It’s hard enough to know what I like.”

― John Huston

“It is very hard to stay up there in the Top 20.”

― John Isner

“Practicing hard doesn’t guarantee you anything.”

― John Isner

“The first hundred thousand – that was hard to get, but afterwards, it was easy to make more.”

― John Jacob Astor

“Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.”

― John James Audubon

“From time to time I might push a little bit too hard and I have got to be a bit more careful.”

― John Key

“It is so hard to get movies made in Hollywood that you got to have six going at once, and you know, probably none of those get made.”

― John Lee Hancock

“It’s really about making the best music you can make. It’s really about working hard.”

― John Legend

“Mexico takes a hard line on immigration, demanding that visitors to her shores enter lawfully, and show her respect during their stay.”

― John Linder

“Comedy is very, very hard to achieve.”

― John Lithgow

“Americans being upright and forthright and honest and true to themselves is a very hard concept.”

― John Lydon

“What we do at NASA is inspiring. It’s reaching, it’s visionary, and it inspires people on Earth to try hard things.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“Life outside of Earth is probably going to be really hard to find.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“If a guy doesn’t work hard and doesn’t play well, he can’t lead anything. All he is, is a talker.”

― John Madden

“I find it hard to pre-plan every element of everything I do. It’s not my thing.”

― John Malkovich

“It’s very hard to keep an uncrackable encryption if you share it with the government.”

― John McAfee

“Hard distinctions make bad philosophy.”

― John McCarthy

“To find a script that works with provocative ideas is hard to find.”

― John McTiernan

“Very hard, very hard to represent a country, or carry out a policy that does not have consensus support.”

― John Negroponte

“Swimming upstream in the music business is a hard thing to do.”

― John Oates

“When you really can’t affect something, you almost don’t wanna wish too hard, because it’s just frustrating.”

― John Oates

“I find it hard in my general life to think further than the week ahead.”

― John Oliver

“Veterans’ issues are quite close to my heart. I find it quite hard to talk about, actually.”

― John Oliver

“You can write jokes at any point of the day. Jokes are not that hard to write, or they shouldn’t be when it is literally your job.”

― John Oliver

“I’m becoming more of a Jets fan, and ‘Hard Knocks’ has a lot to do with it. I like Rex Ryan. You know what? I’m going to give up the Cowboys. I’m now a Jets fan.”

― John Ortiz

“Don’t clap too hard – it’s a very old building.”

― John Osborne

“You accept failure as a possible outcome of some of the experiments. If you don’t get failures, you’re not pushing hard enough on the objectives.”

― John Poindexter

“I started as a musician. I play the saxophone, but from the age of 17, I realised that it’s very hard to make a living as a jazz musician in Australia. So I went for an audition and got an acting job and, fortunately, I completely fell in love with that.”

― John Polson

“It’s not hard to get people to take a premise and accept it.”

― John Rhys-Davies

“If some of us can get an Oscar for extolling that it’s hard out there for a pimp, why can’t others of us admonish: ‘Then quit acting like a pimp’?”

― John Ridley

“Yes, it’s hard to stay in shape, but it’s also hard to raise kids. That doesn’t mean you get to drop them off at your local fire station when they get to be a handful.”

― John Ridley

“It’s sobering to think of the seventeen chief justices; certainly a solid majority of them have to be characterized as failures. The successful ones are hard to number.”

― John Roberts

“It is hard to have a fashion business in any country, but even more difficult in Ireland.”

― John Rocha

“My clients train hard. They don’t scream or throw weights – they just push hard, trying to get more out of themselves than their bodies want to give, trying to walk that terrible, beautiful line between controlled aggression and all-out insanity.”

― John Romaniello

“It’s really hard to figure out what they need to know. And that’s parenting, in general. It’s hard to figure out what would benefit your kids and what would just make them needlessly frightened.”

― John Ross Bowie

“I have worked extraordinarily hard for decades to ensure the success of our family business for all of the Middleton family.”

― John S. Middleton

“Apple and Samsung are selling in such high volumes, and they’re vertically integrated more and more, that it’s very, very hard for anyone to compete against Apple and Samsung in the high-volume part of the smartphone or tablet market.”

― John Sculley

“Most previous immigrants came to the United States to become Americans, with no intention of returning home. They relinquished their ties with their homeland. English was their key to prosperity, and they worked hard to master it.”

― John Shadegg

“My favorite Knicks moment was when we beat Indiana in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals. We worked so hard as a team to reach that moment that it was very satisfying to beat Indiana and reach the Finals.”

― John Starks

“The constant need for special waivers is symptomatic of poorly written public policy. It’s a signal that the cost of compliance is unreasonably high; the benefits are hard to measure; and either legislators or regulators have failed to do their homework.”

― John Sununu

“When a market isn’t in transition, gaining market share is hard – you’re fighting to take one or two points of share from competitors.”

― John T. Chambers

“It’s hard to make a cultural phenomenon every time.”

― John Travolta

“The average human being in America is going through some sort of hard times – physical, emotional, psychological. Everybody’s carrying a bit of bone days in them.”

― John Trudell

“Levi is one of the best authors I’ve ever read. It’s hard not to have an immediate personal response to his work. He has such a quiet tone.”

― John Turturro

“It is hard to explain the huge variety of diatoms – a microorganism that has 100,000 species – in terms of natural selection.”

― John Tyler Bonner

“Somehow, it is hard to dislike a man once you have played a round of golf with him.”

― John Updike

“It’s so hard to make a good tee shot after a birdie.”

― John Updike

“It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.”

― John W. Gardner

“I went through different looks. At one period, I was preppy because that’s how I grew up. But then I had bleached hair in the front. And I used to wear – then I wanted to be a beatnik. It was hard to be a beatnik in suburban Baltimore. But I wanted to be one.”

― John Waters

“Is it not hard that even those who are with us should be against us – that a man’s enemies, in some degree, should be those of the same household of faith? Yet so it is.”

― John Wesley

“It is an excellent rule to be observed in all disputes, that men should give soft words and hard arguments; that they should not so much strive to vex as to convince each other.”

― John Wilkins

“Composing music is hard work.”

― John Williams

“’Hard Boiled’ is my last film in Hong Kong, before I moved to the U.S. It is the one film which is most accepted by the audience in the West.”

― John Woo

“When I made ‘Hard Boiled,’ I had no idea that it would be released to an international audience. I just wanted to make a film to team up my two favorite actors, Tony Leung and Chow Yun-Fat.”

― John Woo

“Slumps are like a soft bed. They’re easy to get into and hard to get out of.”

― Johnny Bench

“They’re like sleeping in a soft bed. Easy to get into and hard to get out of.”

― Johnny Bench

“My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.”

― Johnny Carson

“Not a lot of hard rock bands are just letting it all be – they’re adding a lot of samples on things, or effects or whatever – and we just wanted the drums to be raw so you could really hear what Brooks Wackerman is capable of.”

― Johnny Christ

“I love biscuits. I have a real thing for a biscuits, and if it’s not made right, I’m gonna come down hard on somebody.”

― Johnny Iuzzini

“I have come up the hard way.”

― Johnny Olson

“It’s always amazing to me how hard the crew works.”

― Johnny Simmons

“The fans have always been there for us, and they’ve realized when we were going through a hard time.”

― Johnny Van Zant

“A lot of groups get dirty deals. They work hard and have to get a job after their career is over.”

― Johnny Van Zant

“I grew up working hard to earn everything I had.”

― Johny Hendricks

“I’m going to do everything in my power and train as hard as I can to make sure that 12-pound gold buckle that says UFC on it is somewhere at my house.”

― Johny Hendricks

“That’s my goal for every fight, is to hit them as hard as I can.”

― Johny Hendricks

“I had Jake Ellenberger. I trained very hard for him; then I was able to get Carlos Condit, an excellent fighter. That’s what it’s all about.”

― Johny Hendricks

“I know how hard I hit, and so do my fans, and so do everyone else in the UFC.”

― Johny Hendricks

“Punch me in the face, I’ll punch you twice as hard.”

― Johny Hendricks

“I got kicked out of the league because I had a hard time sustaining at the quarterback position.”

― Jon Gruden

“Being No. 1 on any call sheet is difficult. Being No. 1 on an episodic, hour-long drama is really hard.”

― Jon Hamm

“Whenever people want to talk about how hard it is to be an actor, I want to go, ‘Um, it’s hard to be a baby-heart surgeon.’”

― Jon Hamm

“It would be hard to find a more compelling example of the American dream than Alberto Gonzales.”

― Jon Kyl

“It might be hard to believe, but as difficult as cancer was, in some ways it was good for me.”

― Jon Lester

“When I started Shutterstock, I tried to get people access to big events. It’s very hard to keep up, to publish them quick, and to get the right photographers.”

― Jon Oringer

“TCP works very hard to get the data delivered in order without errors and does retransmissions and recoveries and all that kind of stuff which is exactly what you want in a file transfer because so you don’t want any errors in your file.”

― Jon Postel

“For a lot of kids, reading is not magical. It’s really hard work.”

― Jon Scieszka

“A well-trained workforce is critical to small-business success. What I hear from business is that it’s hard to find help that meets their needs.”

― Jon Tester

“I did parallel entrepreneurship, which was very hard to do. It was hard to keep your head straight and know which ideas were with which company.”

― Jonah Peretti

“The reason it’s hard for me to tweet is I don’t want to pronounce anything, and Twitter is for pronouncing.”

― Jonathan Ames

“Real life is difficult – some people find that hard to process.”

― Jonathan Anderson

“I remember the Neil Young brand hitting me very hard immediately. He wasn’t an acquired taste. I loved him immediately.”

― Jonathan Demme

“The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.”

― Jonathan Edwards

“Maybe someday I’ll have a job where it haunts me or it’s hard to move on.”

― Jonathan Groff

“The great conservative insight is that order is really hard to achieve. It’s really precious, and it’s really easy to lose.”

― Jonathan Haidt

“Making the solution seem so completely inevitable and obvious, so uncontrived and natural – it’s so hard!”

― Jonathan Ive

“If I wasn’t so insecure about myself I wouldn’t work as hard as I do. I am constantly seeking approval.”

― Jonathan Rhys Meyers

“Sometimes you’re running toward your target so hard that you don’t stop to reassess.”

― Jonathan Scott

“Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.”

― Jonathan Swift

“I’ve worn a 100% polyester cheerleading outfit in stadiums full of people – it is pretty hard to embarrass me.”

― Jonathan Van Ness

“Podcasts are hard! I mean, you gotta get the microphones and all these things… there’s a lot going on there. I never really realized how much goes into producing things till I did ‘Gay of Thrones.’”

― Jonathan Van Ness

“My family was really big on college, and it was hard for them to stomach that I was going to be a hairdresser.”

― Jonathan Van Ness

“Life becomes inspiring, not in spite of the problems and the hard hits, but because of them.”

― Joni Eareckson Tada

“I do believe that we need to lower taxes on our hard working Iowans immediately.”

― Joni Ernst

“We want Iowa to remain red. We have worked so hard to get here. We will not be a purple state: we will be a red state.”

― Joni Ernst

“Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.”

― Joni Mitchell

“I’m a method actress in my songs, which is why it’s hard to sing them.”

― Joni Mitchell

“Every American college student goes to college with a hard drive. They take their laptop. There’s not a CD player in sight.”

― Jonny Greenwood

“We need to ask ourselves what are we here for and what have we worked so hard to be here for.”

― Jonny Wilkinson

“I have friends who are in the posh category and some who are in the not-at-all-posh category, and some who you would find it very hard to get any sort of handle on. But I am lucky to have any friends, of course.”

― Jools Holland

“It’s one of those things: we’ve got guys that are very offensive and can take down anyone, and we’ve got guys that don’t shoot at all but are very hard to take down. It’s one of those things. You’ve got to decide what you’re good at.”

― Jordan Burroughs

“Dating is hard in general, especially in places like L.A. and New York.”

― Jordan Fisher

“It’s very hard to find your own words – and you don’t actually exist until you have your own words.”

― Jordan Peterson

“The connection between psychology, mythology, and literature is as important as the connection between psychology and biology and the hard sciences.”

― Jordan Peterson

“I always work hard on and off the pitch for the Saturday’s game, and it’s all about performing on a Saturday; that’s why I work my socks off during the week.”

― Jordan Pickford

“I’m always ready to play when called upon; that’s why I train so hard.”

― Jordan Pickford

“Sixth grade was definitely a hard year for me. I got left out because I didn’t go to any of the parties or hang out with the ‘cool kids.’ I was focusing on my academics. I wasn’t allowed to go to any of the parties.”

― Jordan Pruitt

“I have two young sons that are very interested and work in real estate. I made it a policy they need to work five years in progressively responsible jobs outside of the company, preferably in New York, and then get a masters degree, so I am making it hard for them to join.”

― Jorge M. Perez

“I feel maybe at times I’ve just been a bit too desperate to do well, almost tried too hard. But even though I haven’t contributed as I would have liked, I’ve still enjoyed the cricket just as much.”

― Jos Buttler

“We always try the knockout, but it’s hard to get it if the opponent always runs away.”

― Jose Aldo

“As a 16-year-old, I was 5-foot-5 and maybe 145 pounds. It was hard to believe a guy like that was going to make it to the big leagues.”

― Jose Altuve

“It’s hard for me when I’m not getting on base too much. I feel like I’m not contributing to the ball club. When I’m on base, I’m making stuff happen; that’s more energy for the ball club.”

― Jose Reyes

“What about Mickey Mouse? Disney tried very hard to make him a star. But Mickey Mouse is more of a symbol than a real character.”

― Joseph Barbera

“Indeed it is very hard, when we have let the King’s subjects have so much of our lands for so little value.”

― Joseph Brant

“I know if I train hard, focus, I can beat anyone out there.”

― Joseph Parker

“There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.”

― Josh Billings

“Sometimes hard decisions have to be made, and sometimes wonderful decisions have to be made. You’ve got to be willing to make them all.”

― Josh Homme

“Comedy is so hard; it’s so much harder than drama. The pacing of it, the energy of it.”

― Josh Lucas

“I had a Southern accent but I had broken it so hard.”

― Josh Lucas

“It’s really hard to be poor in New York – I was really poor when I lived in New York.”

― Josh Radnor

“My trick is the trick that everyone knows: Work really hard and prepare.”

― Josh Radnor

“Slow, Deep And Hard was a great album, even though it was probably our least selling record.”

― Josh Silver

“A No. 1 record is hard to come by.”

― Josh Turner

“It’s very hard to find a pianist that’s willing to play the so-called accompanist role on part of the program and yet be capable of being a great solo pianist that you would want for the big sonatas.”

― Joshua Bell

“It’s very hard to do that many things at the same time – having to dance and sing and be on a horse with a sword. It does get quite confusing.”

― Joshua Sasse

“This is going to sound bad, but it’s not hard to be super mean. It’s actually really fun to play a mean boy.”

― Josie Totah

“I’ve had to grow up with everyone watching me, which has been hard.”

― Joss Stone

“In the mid-nineties, diversity in the fashion/beauty business was hard to come by.”

― Joy Bryant

“I have so many favorite writers, it’s very hard to select a few… of classic writers, I have always admired Emily Dickinson and Henry David Thoreau.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“It’s not hard to write poorly. But to write something good, it has to be revised.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“We clearly see in God’s Word that anything He tells us to do, He will give us the ability to do it. But do we really believe it? Do we want to believe it? It’s easier to come up with excuses for why we can’t do things that are hard or that we really don’t want to do.”

― Joyce Meyer

“Filecoin is a token with fundamental value. Filecoin is like Bitcoin, but miners amass hard drives instead of hashing computers.”

― Juan Benet

“Filecoin is a decentralized storage market – think of it like Airbnb for cloud storage – where anybody with extra hard drive space can sell it on the network.”

― Juan Benet

“The driver of a racing car is a component. When I first began, I used to grip the steering wheel firmly, and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand.”

― Juan Manuel Fangio

“When you suddenly appear on the scene and you are the new face, everything centers on you. I experienced this in my mid-20s and I found it rather hard.”

― Jude Law

“People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile.”

― Judith Guest

“The years that remain are clearly limited. When you’re 80, you attend a lot more funerals. A lot more people are having a hard time and are ill.”

― Judith Viorst

“It’s very hard when I’ve seen a couple of people very beloved in my life with terrible degenerative diseases.”

― Judith Viorst

“I knew that if I worked hard, I could have both – I could have a family, because that was important to me, and I could have a career.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“Everything does not happen according to a plan, and you learn your lessons the hard way.”

― Juhi Chawla

“It is hard to separate the art from the artist.”

― Juice Wrld

“The only recipe is hard work, persistence, and belief.”

― Julen Lopetegui

“Amidst all the internal and external babble we experience daily, it’s hard to find one’s foundation.”

― Julia Holter

“Work infuses my whole life. My creative life is my real life, so it’s hard to separate.”

― Julia Leigh

“I always find it extremely hard to remember the act of beginning. I almost deliberately forget it.”

― Julia Leigh

“One of the most ephemeral and important things is atmosphere and tone and it’s very hard to put your finger on what creates that.”

― Julia Leigh

“I do Nike Training Club, which is actually really hard and intense. I’m surprised every time I do it. I also use Map My Ride and Map My Run.”

― Julia Mancuso

“I was fortunate to work a lot, and I worked hard, and I was very devoted to that, and then I earned this jewel box of a life that I felt completely entitled to.”

― Julia Roberts

“It’s very hard to dramatise something factual and not make it look overdone, but also not to make it look so under-dramatised that it’s dull.”

― Julia Sawalha

“WikiLeaks has revealed some hard truths about the Iraq and Afghan wars and broken stories about corporate corruption.”

― Julian Assange

“I maintain the importance of an absolute prohibition against torture, while acknowledging that even absolute prohibitions can sometimes be broken. If that is a contradiction, it is a contradiction that ethics has to embrace, or else it becomes like glass: hard, clear, but fatally inflexible.”

― Julian Baggini

“But it can be hard to experiment when you’re in a band.”

― Julian Casablancas

“And my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone.”

― Julian Castro

“It’s hard to shop for a guy who has everything.”

― Julian Edelman

“When you are desperate to get someone who isn’t all that interested in you, you lay siege as hard as you can.”

― Julian Fellowes

“When people are feeling insecure about their jobs and there are cuts to be made, it’s hard to put up an argument that the film industry needs funding.”

― Julian Fellowes

“The Royals work very hard.”

― Julian Ovenden

“Some of the songs are so crazy, the words are so crazy… it’s hard to believe I was so crazy.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“I finished ‘Beautiful Creature,’ and I felt somewhat unfulfilled. I felt like this other side of me needed to be released. Some of the songs I left off the album weren’t intense enough to be what I wanted. They weren’t hard enough.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“In this world, where everything happens so fast, it’s hard to sit back, take the time and contemplate.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“Writers aren’t born properly labeled so it is hard to know one when one appears.”

― Julianna Baggott

“I had a hard time with bullying. I ate lunch in the bathroom.”

― Julianne Hough

“Comedy is ridiculously hard. And if the rhythm is not right, if the music or the line is not right, it’s not funny.”

― Julianne Moore

“We shouldn’t require our politicians to be movie stars. Then again, we’re all influenced by charisma. It’s hard not to be. We all collectively fall for it.”

― Julianne Moore

“It’s hard to make a living at independent films, at least in my experience. It can be hard to be really creatively fulfilled in some television. Between the two, I get a bit of both.”

― Julianne Nicholson

“I justified working so hard by knowing that I was helping to maintain the roof over our heads.”

― Julie Andrews

“Everyone else trains just as hard as well and that there really is no such a thing as overnight success.”

― Julie Benz

“It’s very hard to imagine the phrase ‘consumer society’ used so cheerfully, and interpreted so enthusiastically, in England.”

― Julie Burchill

“It’s quite hard for me being an actress because I actually don’t like attention.”

― Julie Christie

“It’s not because I’m lucky. I work very hard.”

― Julie Doucet

“Everything happens for a reason, if you work hard for it.”

― Julie Ertz

“As female athletes all over the world have discovered the hard way, changing cultures and mindsets takes action.”

― Julie Foudy

“For anyone who has that calling and is trying also to make a living at it, it is really hard.”

― Julie Gold

“I find shoestrings very hard work. I like big budgets.”

― Julie Harris

“It is very hard to transform your culture and your workforce to be a relevant company in the digital world if all of your processes are stuck in the traditional world.”

― Julie Sweet

“Early in my business career I learned the folly of worrying about anything. I have always worked as hard as I could, but when a thing went wrong and could not be righted, I dismissed it from my mind.”

― Julius Rosenwald

“It is only in the case of the Priestly Code that opinions differ widely; for it tries hard to imitate the costume of the Mosaic period, and, with whatever success, to disguise its own.”

― Julius Wellhausen

“I like to move a lot and throw some hard punches.”

― Junior dos Santos

“Miocic hits really hard.”

― Junior dos Santos

“Stories are hard. I have friends who knock out stories on a weekly or monthly basis, like they’re running on medicinal-strength Updike. But for me a story is as daunting a prospect as a novel.”

― Junot Diaz

“One of the many characteristics of the new is that, at first, it’s very hard to recognize it for what it is. We’re lucky if we recognize something as being new when it first appears. Usually I think we don’t have that privilege. It’s usually after the fact that we suddenly turn around and say, ‘Wow, this thing is amazing.’”

― Junot Diaz

“I don’t have a gardener, because I enjoy pulling weeds. It’s hard to explain, but there is something fulfilling about pulling out a weed and knowing that you got all the roots.”

― Justin Hartley

“People who haven’t done commercials, don’t appreciate how hard it is.”

― Justin Long

“I didn’t do anything differently than what my father was doing. It’s a really hard family to rebel in. I could have become an accountant. Or I could have become a Republican.”

― Justin Townes Earle

“I think it’s hard to know how one deals in situations of confrontation until you’re actually in there, so I’m not going to speculate on what I would do.”

― Justin Trudeau

“As a civilised society, we have a duty to support those among us who are vulnerable and in need. When times are hard, that duty should be felt more than ever, not disappear or diminish.”

― Justin Welby

“The world doesn’t throw a billion dollars at a person because the person wants it or works so hard they feel they deserve it.”

― Justine Musk

“I’m a Virgo, so I’m a super hard lover. I fall in love so quickly!”

― Justine Skye

“It’s hard for me to reach things. It’s good I have brothers and sisters to help.”

― Jyoti Amge

“As a songwriter you have an umbilical cord to the song and it’s hard to expand on your understanding of the lyrics. Whereas when you cover a song you can create your own reason why you’re attached to it.”

― K. D. Lang

“I had to prepare hard for number four because that’s not where I batted all my life.”

― K. L. Rahul

“For somebody like me who doesn’t bowl, it’s important to contribute in the field, and I’ve worked hard on that, slip catching.”

― K. L. Rahul

“I’ve dubbed for my roles in Hindi, English, and Italian. Therefore, I’m used to the process. But, dubbing is hard, especially when you are dubbing for a prominent actor.”

― Kabir Bedi

“The life of an actor is very hard irrespective of the continent you are in. It is doubly hard when you are only eligible for minority roles.”

― Kabir Bedi

“It’s hard to remember a time when I wasn’t writing.”

― Kacey Musgraves

“I’m more thoughtful and aware of how my body feels. I’ve learned the difference of what is just sore from a hard workout or what’s sore from a possible injury.”

― Kaetlyn Osmond

“Skating is really hard, especially women’s skating where we’re judged in little tiny dresses.”

― Kaetlyn Osmond

“You can’t do anything to a film post its release. I concentrate on working hard, giving the required inputs for the roles, having discussions with my directors and co-stars. It isn’t possible to predict the fate of any film. I don’t take failures to heart and successes to my head. These are part and parcel of this career.”

― Kajal Aggarwal

“I find it very hard to dance. I have 2 left feet.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“When it comes down to digging, can’t nobody dig as hard as I can dig.”

― Kamaru Usman

“I believe, if I beat Demian Maia, it’s going to be very hard for the other top guys to go around me.”

― Kamaru Usman

“I just want people to know that they can make it through hard times like I did.”

― Kane Brown

“I would like to be remembered as the guy who worked hard every night and set an example for the other guys in the locker room and girls in the locker room.”

― Kane

“It’s very hard to live in an environment where you’re reminded, constantly told that your existence just happens to be here… That you are not meant to be here.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“I, for one, am pretty exhausted since I started blogging almost a year ago. But I am blaming that on my two sons, aged 3 and 6, whose perpetual-motion-machine energy is hard to keep up with at my advanced age.”

― Kara Swisher

“Any parent who says parenting came easily to them is not being honest with themselves. Parenting is hard.”

― Karamo Brown

“The transition was difficult. It’s hard to stop something that you’ve enjoyed and that has been very rewarding.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people.”

― Karel Capek

“George McGovern – and I campaigned very hard for his election – was not, in the summer of 1971, a strong feminist ally. But he did come around.”

― Karen DeCrow

“Maintaining boundaries is hard. That’s why I strongly prefer the physical separation of work and home.”

― Karen Finerman

“I have a really hard time abiding by falsehoods being left in place.”

― Karen Handel

“Breaking up is hard to do… so it’s essential to keep getting wiser – and wiser – about what healthy love is all about.”

― Karen Salmansohn

“When you play in a great club like Real Madrid, it’s hard to stay here.”

― Karim Benzema

“You’ve gotta play a head game; especially blocking shots, you’ve gotta make it hard. You’re playing against the best of the best: they’re not gonna go straight to the basket, do a layup. You’ve gotta lure them into some shots.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“I work hard on my game.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“Building cars is highly specialized, it’s hard, and it’s capital intensive.”

― Karl Iagnemma

“You’d be surprised how hard it can often be to translate an action into an idea.”

― Karl Kraus

“I worked out a lot before I was 20. I was hard underneath. I had just a little padding. I was quilted. Always Chanel.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

“I hope I did it the way my peers did it before me. I didn’t do anything but try to play hard.”

― Karl Malone

“Comedy’s really subjective, you know; that’s why it’s so hard.”

― Karl Pilkington

“Obviously it’s very hard for everybody to be successful in the Grand Slams, so that’s why some of the players, they lose, and they should not lose.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“I’m always so hard on myself.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“Serena is tough to beat; to get over her in the rankings is hard.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“I try my best to just ignore the negativity. Which is hard for me because it’s a lot to deal with.”

― Karrueche Tran

“It’s so hard to diet because I love food.”

― Karrueche Tran

“Being a part of ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ has been a life-changing experience for me, and hopefully, I want to keep working hard in future as well.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I think everyone in the heptathlon is improving together, so it is a very hard event to compete in.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“I’ve been training quite hard.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“It’s hard work to make a four-minute program look effortless and elegant.”

― Katarina Witt

“I could find faults with all my albums because that’s just a part of being an artist – it’s hard being a human being, isn’t it?”

― Kate Bush

“Surveillant anxiety is always a conjoined twin: The anxiety of those surveilled is deeply connected to the anxiety of the surveillers. But the anxiety of the surveillers is generally hard to see; it’s hidden in classified documents and delivered in highly coded languages in front of Senate committees.”

― Kate Crawford

“Error-prone or biased artificial-intelligence systems have the potential to taint our social ecosystem in ways that are initially hard to detect, harmful in the long term, and expensive – or even impossible – to reverse.”

― Kate Crawford

“Everything about writing is hard for me except for that – the names pop into my head. That’s one of the reasons why I always make sure I have a notebook with me.”

― Kate DiCamillo

“When you’re nursing and you’re working 18-hour days, that’s pretty hard.”

― Kate Hudson

“It’s hard to write a comedy sketch.”

― Kate McKinnon

“It’s hard not to be the straight man when Zach Galifianakis is there. He’s such a delightfully bizarre creature. Everything he does is so surprising. He’s such a live wire. It’s just so exciting to watch.”

― Kate McKinnon

“It’s obviously nerve-wracking, because I don’t know the ropes really, William is obviously used to it, but I’m willing to learn quickly and work hard.”

― Kate Middleton

“My sister said, You’re making it hard for all us housewives in Nebraska.”

― Kate Millett

“There’s a particularly British wariness of appearing to try too hard. It’s somehow distasteful. Everything should come to us seamlessly and, if you have to work at it, you’re somehow a loser.”

― Kate Reardon

“I found it really hard for a couple of years to do any writing because all I wanted to do was play the fiddle. From the minute I took it up, I just couldn’t put it down.”

― Kate Thompson

“The early stage of pregnancy for me is quite hard to hide.”

― Kate Winslet

“Single mums do come in for a hard time. Society is incredibly judgmental. I know this.”

― Kate Winslet

“Anyone who’s been through divorce will know that every day is really hard.”

― Kate Winslet

“Life is hard. After all, it kills you.”

― Katharine Hepburn

“Only the really plain people know about love – the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents.”

― Katharine Hepburn

“Fiction, even when it’s grim and hard, is fun.”

― Katherine Dunn

“When someone gets closely related to a character they play on TV, it’s very hard to break that mold and go on to do something else.”

― Katherine Moennig

“Obsidian was caused by volcanoes, an eruption of steam and gas so furious that it melted the earth itself into this hard, shiny object.”

― Kathi Appelt

“Being fired from a show – being fired in any way, in any instance, any business – is just hard.”

― Kathleen Rose Perkins

“The only genius that’s worth anything is the genius for hard work.”

― Kathleen Winsor

“I’ll never have so compelling a figure within my embrace as Joan of Arc; there will never be a book whose last chapter is so very hard to get right.”

― Kathryn Harrison

“It’s hard when you have a lot of naysayers to know when they might be right or when to ignore them and go with your gut and do something that may seem risky.”

― Kathryn Minshew

“I don’t like doing movies, period. Movies are hard. I like TV.”

― Kathy Griffin

“I’m a bit of a chocolate snob, actually, since I used to work at a chocolate shop in England when I was really young. And since then, it’s been hard for me to eat cheap chocolate.”

― Katia Winter

“I can just put my head down and train hard.”

― Katie Hoff

“I will call out the lazy, the idle, and the ignorant. I will support the hard working, the industrious, and the law.”

― Katie Hopkins

“It’s hard, but I try not to think of happiness as either pending or in the past.”

― Katie Kitamura

“’Faking It’ was hard for me to let go of because I knew how many kids it helped.”

― Katie Stevens

“Every fight has been hard. Every world title I’ve won has been hard fought, and every European title I’ve won has been hard fought as well.”

― Katie Taylor

“Don’t call me famous, but it’s hard to be out with my friends now.”

― Katie Taylor

“I never went through an easy fight. Every fight has been hard fought.”

― Katie Taylor

“I fall in love every time. And I don’t really fall in love a lot, but when I do, I fall hard.”

― Katy Perry

“I’ve been working hard to be one of the focal points in the NBA, one of the top guys.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“’An Unquiet Mind’ wasn’t hard to write in terms of the actual writing of it.”

― Kay Redfield Jamison

“It was hard to go into the world and start auditioning as real actors. Having to pay bills was rather scary, too.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“Broadway is really, really hard.”

― Keala Settle

“Seems like my iron play gets a little better every year. Which makes sense – I’ve been working hard on things with my teacher, Jim McLean.”

― Keegan Bradley

“Just making a good movie is hard to do.”

― Keenen Ivory Wayans

“Throughout my work as a state legislator and member of Congress since 2002, I have worked as hard as I could to build bridges. I’ve worked to combat anti-Semitism and confront Holocaust denial. I’ve organized dozens of meetings to promote interfaith dialogue and joint projects.”

― Keith Ellison

“I’m an energetic person. I work hard.”

― Keith Ellison

“I went through a lot of hard times. I went through a lot of struggle. A few times, I was in tears. It brought me to my knees just about.”

― Keith Hernandez

“I escaped London in 1997 because it was hard to raise capital.”

― Keith Teare

“It’s very hard to cheaply build anything significant in a multi-platform, mobile world.”

― Keith Teare

“It’s hard being a Broadway actor going into film where you have to tone everything down. In theater, everything you’re taught is to be big and broad and make everyone feel like they are right next to you, even in the last row of seats.”

― Keke Palmer

“It’s been hard for me to nail visual language and personal style because I like so many different things.”

― Kelela

“I’ve done a lot of different tours. For me, I try to go on tours that I think are gonna be fun. It’s, like, grueling, and it’s hard, and there’s got to be an element to it that’s exciting.”

― Kelis

“It’s always hard – it’s a little counterintuitive to leave your baby at any point during the infancy.”

― Kelli O’Hara

“You could run harder, longer. If the workout was four 200s really, really fast, they wouldn’t seem as hard as before. You could cut the rest down from five minutes to three. That’s a big difference.”

― Kelli White

“For any band that ends up becoming really big, yeah, hard work has something to do with it, but a lot of it is just pure luck.”

― Kellin Quinn

“Carly Fiorina has campaigned hard in New Hampshire to earn support from voters.”

― Kelly Ayotte

“Avril Lavigne sold a massive amount of albums and she has to top that with her next release. We have four great albums behind us, and it’s not going to be as hard to live up to that.”

― Kelly Jones

“Watching films I’m in is always a bit odd, especially when I’m watching them for the first time with other people. It’s hard not to see my faults.”

― Kelly Macdonald

“To fill the shoes of rock ‘n’ roll, because of the family I have, is a really hard thing.”

― Kelly Osbourne

“The British theatre and establishment is so hard to penetrate, and there are so many talented people involved in it. So, to be counted among some of those actresses… It doesn’t get better than that.”

― Kelly Reilly

“I hate to say that my mother was ‘just a housewife’, because in addition to that she has had lots of part-time secretarial jobs in factories and hospitals, always working really hard for our family.”

― Kelly Reilly

“I ain’t gonna get this, it’s a horror movie, it’s hard to act scared.”

― Kelly Rowland

“For hard resets, conventions and conferences can be inspiring.”

― Kelly Sue DeConnick

“I try to exercise when I’m on road – I really do try – but I also try not to push myself too hard. I just try to move.”

― Kelsea Ballerini

“It’s hard to make a living as a novelist. My first novel ‘Tapping the Source’ made quite a splash in Hollywood, and people started asking if I wanted to write scripts. I quickly realized I could make a lot more money that way.”

― Kem Nunn

“I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I just work hard.”

― Kemba Walker

“I go hard each and every day.”

― Kemba Walker

“I knew I’m a hard worker and always wanted to be great at this game.”

― Kemba Walker

“We’re having a hard time understanding where jazz is going. What happened to jazz?”

― Ken Burns

“It’s hard to make me speechless.”

― Ken Cuccinelli

“It is hard to argue that the conservative movement is not having success.”

― Ken Cuccinelli

“If I get a hard audience they are not going to get away until they laugh. Those seven laughs a minute – I’ve got to have them.”

― Ken Dodd

“It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it.”

― Ken Hensley

“We don’t realize how hard it was to drive anywhere outside the major cities less than a century ago.”

― Ken Jennings

“I don’t work hard enough. If I had worked harder I might have been prime minister.”

― Ken Livingstone

“Ali had a break that was an inch and a half long, and you keep getting hit as hard and as much as I hit Ali, the pain would take over and you would pass out.”

― Ken Norton

“I lost my edge for boxing, I didn’t put as much into it as I did before. I didn’t run as far. I didn’t train as hard. I didn’t eat correctly. I started drinking a little bit every now and then.”

― Ken Norton

“I work very hard… I love to show what I work so hard to do.”

― Kendra Wilkinson

“I work really hard, and muscles don’t come naturally for me, so I like to show my progress and encourage others.”

― Kendrick Sampson

“It’s quite hard for people to just accept that they’re very contradictory.”

― Kenneth Branagh

“The whole wood seemed running now, running hard, hunting, chasing, closing in round something or – somebody? In panic, he began to run too, aimlessly, he knew not whither.”

― Kenneth Grahame

“I’ve had trouble with criticism, I guess. It’s hard to know what role criticism plays in either encouraging poets or in getting other people to read them.”

― Kenneth Koch

“I worked hard to get where I am. And I started with nothing.”

― Kenneth Langone

“I do a lot of improvising when I’m writing, and I work very hard on the scripts… they are written very much in an actor-friendly way.”

― Kenneth Lonergan

“I work hard but I play hard.”

― Kenny Chesney

“It’s very hard for me to relax.”

― Kenny Chesney

“Me and my band and crew have always lived by the code: ‘Work hard, play harder.’”

― Kenny Chesney

“What I’m trying to say, in general, I think, as long as you try as hard as you can and show that you can answer the call and run with the ball when you get it, there really is no limit.”

― Kenny Omega

“It’s hard to take a stand. You’re not going to make everybody happy.”

― Kenya Barris

“My favorite form of meditation is breathwork – if you’re crazy like me and find it hard to sit still, you should try it.”

― Kerli

“Keeping secrets is hard.”

― Kerry Bishe

“Sometimes it’s hard to start, but once it gets going, once you reach the tipping point – usually between chapter seven and nine – then it’s like hanging onto a large snowball as it hurtles downhill.”

― Kerry Greenwood

“I don’t wish hardship on anybody. My background was one of being very difficult, very hard, and they were subject to the times I lived in. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.”

― Kerry Stokes

“Sometimes it is hard to sing and dance at the same time, but I would rather be off and be real and genuine about it to my fans.”

― Kesha

“It’s hard to accept the truth, especially about yourself.”

― Kevin Abstract

“Something I worked very hard on, especially last year, was being more outgoing on the court: recognising good points I’d played and trusting myself and my skills on the court. The fist pumps weren’t necessarily to let my opponent know I was here, more to let myself know that I’m here.”

― Kevin Anderson

“Especially at Indian Wells, Miami, the hard courts are what I grew up on, so I’m probably most used to it.”

― Kevin Anderson

“Tennis is a big sport when it comes to betting. Obviously, we as a sport try incredibly hard to keep it clean, and I think we do a very good job with that.”

― Kevin Anderson

“2015 was obviously a great year. I achieved a few of my long-standing goals, which is very rewarding. I’m still working hard to achieve some of my other goals, like reaching the top 5 in the world rankings and qualifying for the World Tour Finals.”

― Kevin Anderson

“There are very few things that are purely conceptual without any hard content.”

― Kevin Bacon

“Doing funny scary is something that is rarely good and rarely works, and it’s also something that’s incredibly hard to market.”

― Kevin Bacon

“David Silva – he’s constantly played very well for 13 or 14 years now, and to do that is a hard task. I know what he went through last year with his son, too, but to maintain that even then is incredible. He’s a very good human being, and he’s an unbelievable player.”

― Kevin De Bruyne

“When people see the healthful impact this is having and all the hard hats constructing, their minds may change about high-speed rail.”

― Kevin de Leon

“It’s hard enough to be in a marriage and then have a kid, then kids: it changes everything.”

― Kevin Federline

“A reputation as a hard worker is a good reputation to have.”

― Kevin Hart

“I’m a health nut, but when I eat, I go hard. I’m a Buffalo wing magnet, a sandwich fanatic, a cheesesteak guy. But I’ll only get a cheesesteak in Philadelphia. No one else does it right.”

― Kevin Hart

“I didn’t work hard to sit down and not work.”

― Kevin Hart

“I purposefully try to go through days without picking my phone up, and that’s hard to do because we’re so dependent on it.”

― Kevin Harvick

“It’s just so hard to get movies made, especially comedies.”

― Kevin Heffernan

“High school sucks! It’s hard.”

― Kevin McHale

“Any type of operating system that I wanted to be able to hack, I basically compromised the source code, copied it over to the university because I didn’t have enough space on my 200 megabyte hard drive.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“My parents could have told me, when I was 12 years old and telling them I wanted to be a wrestler, that it was silly and to be serious and find something more secure and safe, but they didn’t. They pushed me as hard as they could.”

― Kevin Owens

“It’s quite hard when you do fail and you don’t achieve what you want to achieve.”

― Kevin Pietersen

“Every television show is hard to do, but when you’re in genre and you’re recreating worlds and mythologies, they’re particularly hard.”

― Kevin Reilly

“I, for one – I’m not a believer that, now that the Facebooks and Googles and everyone is entering the content fray, that it’s a foregone conclusion that they’re just going to get it right and be amazing at it. It’s really hard.”

― Kevin Reilly

“I am so leading the life that I want and wanted and dreamed of as a kid. I’m trying very hard not to abuse it or take advantage of it.”

― Kevin Spacey

“I think that what is truly unfortunate is when an entire party makes a decision that they’re going to block every single thing that a president wants to accomplish. It’s very – it’s very hard to get anything done in those circumstances.”

― Kevin Spacey

“Traditional businesses can say, ‘We’re going to sell widgets to people, and it will make X amount of profit.’ But new business models are hard.”

― Kevin Systrom

“I think it’s hard to compare ‘Twitter’ and ‘Instagram’. Twitter has a more mature business.”

― Kevin Systrom

“I think that I try really hard to think about how we deceive ourselves, and we let ourselves be deceived.”

― Kevin Young

“You have to punch hard for knockouts, and to beat me, you have to knock me out.”

― Khabib Nurmagomedov

“I need eight weeks, train hard, last one week make weight, and go to the war. Because when I go to the war, I have to know I am ready or no.”

― Khabib Nurmagomedov

“I knew if I worked hard enough that I’d be successful and eventually give opportunities to others.”

― Khalid

“When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.”

― Khalil Gibran

“I’m going to come in and be a hard worker, and I’m going to try to lead by example and be a great teammate, and everything on the field is going to take care of itself.”

― Khalil Mack

“It’s really hard to watch yourself on TV. It’s definitely different in that the world has to watch, too.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“I love hard; I love who I love, and I don’t make any qualms about it.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“I just want to go out there and play hard every night and do my best.”

― Khris Middleton

“You’ve got to play hard every minute you’re on the court.”

― Khris Middleton

“It’s hard to act in front of a lot of people.”

― Kian Lawley

“Regarding one’s career: always be prepared, no short cuts – hard work is the only alternative that really works.”

― Kiana Tom

“That’s what I love from metal, and that’s what I love from hip-hop. That’s what I love from any music that’s hard, that’s got an edge to it-The attitude in it.”

― Kid Rock

“I think anybody that’s worked hard and has built something and has been successful can testify to how, you know, how wonderful that was, how wonderful it still is.”

― Kid Rock

“When I wasn’t the flavor of the week or month or day, those were hard times.”

― Kiefer Sutherland

“You need to keep working hard on the training field to show the manager you want to play.”

― Kieran Trippier

“At Tottenham, it took two years for me to try to break in there. I knew my opportunity would come – it was just about being patient and working hard on the training pitch – and it did.”

― Kieran Trippier

“It’s hard to dance to really fast music. All you can do is pump your fist to it, and after a while, you’re going to have a seizure.”

― Kiesza

“Being a cop must be hard. My dad was one and never wanted any of his children to follow in his footsteps.”

― Killer Mike

“I’ve seen some women who are not particularly attractive but they have an assurance, and there’s something so attractive about someone who doesn’t have to work so hard.”

― Kim Cattrall

“I’ve worked really hard, but it’s definitely not been easy.”

― Kim Clijsters

“Obviously I’m very disappointed. I trained very hard this summer and felt in a good shape to play the U.S. Open.”

― Kim Clijsters

“But everything has been so gradual that it’s sort of all come from, just hard work and basically being at it.”

― Kim Gordon

“It’s really hard for me to sing and play bass.”

― Kim Gordon

“It’s really hard for me to sing and play bass. Unless you’re singing something that’s kind of in rhythm with the bass, the melodies, it’s just difficult.”

― Kim Gordon

“It’s hard to compare actors from different generations.”

― Kim Hunter

“I was a rather quiet student, studying hard. Once, I was ranked fifth in a school exam out of everyone in the same grade.”

― Kim Woo-bin

“The hard part about following your purpose is the distraction everyone pulls you toward.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Our family are all very hard working.”

― Kimbal Musk

“I was totally humbled by how hard it is to create a product every day that needs to be made from scratch.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Kids gave Elon a very hard time, and it had a huge impact on his life.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Anyone who thinks restaurants are hard should try working at a tech company.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Nobody wants to take a hard look of the entitlement system to see what it is.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.”

― Kin Hubbard

“It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.”

― Kin Hubbard

“Nobody works as hard for his money as the man who marries it.”

― Kin Hubbard

“It’s hard to talk about it without sounding like a hippie. But trees are really inspiring to me. They’re like the masters of the earth.”

― King Tuff

“Judgment is more than skill. It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores of hard indisputable factual information.”

― Kingman Brewster, Jr.

“I like comedy a lot. I love comedy. It’s so much fun, but it’s hard, too.”

― Kirby Bliss Blanton

“When someone is working hard on something, that always connects with people, no matter what the differences in generations are.”

― Kirby Larson

“It’s hard to say that it gets any better to be at your alma mater and run a major college football program.”

― Kirby Smart

“I’ve always been someone who is pretty hard on herself. But I’ve lightened up a lot.”

― Kirsten Dunst

“It’s hard to get lost in a scene, to get into a character when everyone’s standing around you on the set.”

― Kirsten Dunst

“Everyone goes through a hard time in their life.”

― Kirsten Dunst

“I started writing because it was hard to find acting jobs. I didn’t like any monologues in auditions, so I started to write my own things. Since then, I have written a couple of shows. I was nominated for playwright of the year for a play I wrote called ‘Potential Space.’”

― Kirsten Vangsness

“Adulting is hard.”

― Kirstin Maldonado

“I love Halloween – I’m a die hard.”

― Kirstin Maldonado

“A cappella group names are hard!”

― Kirstin Maldonado

“I use a relatively hard mattress.”

― Kirti Kulhari

“It’s hard for me to grasp the concept of somebody being nervous when I’m talking to them.”

― Kobe Bryant

“When every moment is constantly being filmed, it’s hard to relax.”

― Kourtney Kardashian

“I tell people this: It’s hard to write about walking in the park, but it’s easy to write about a breakup.”

― Kris Allen

“It’s hard to write music for specific things, because I’m always writing just to write.”

― Kris Allen

“Human rights is something that wasn’t hard to be inspired to write about because there have been so many violations of those rights.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“It’s hard to stop loving someone on cue, especially when he’s still so kind and loving toward you.”

― Kristan Higgins

“I know if I play hard and show that I want to be a Knick, I know the fans will accept me.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“The first year was kind of hard for me. There was just too much attention, too much going on, and I really just wanted to focus on basketball.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“When I see something unjust, I have to intervene – it’s hard for me to watch the underdog suffer.”

― Kristen Bell

“It’s not hard to assume that voters do not have deeply considered views on each and every policy issue before them but instead, perhaps, have one or two strongly held views and then allow their favored political leaders to fill in the gaps on the rest of the issues.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“Sometimes I need to blow off steam and go dance really hard.”

― Kristen Wiig

“I never wanted to feel I hadn’t worked hard enough.”

― Kristi Yamaguchi

“It’s hard not to go back and look at my songwriting catalog and go, ‘Look, there are 600 to 700 songs here.’”

― Kristian Bush

“I was very poor and I was a waitress, and it’s hard to be a poor waitress in New York.”

― Kristin Davis

“Our mothers’ generation fought so hard to change things and we’re the first generation to benefit. And now you get girls in their twenties who say they’re not feminists.”

― Kristin Davis

“The Carrie in the plot was too much like the Carrie in the book. She smoked, she swore a lot, she was very hard, very cynical. I could never have pulled it off.”

― Kristin Davis

“It’s very hard having a career in different continents and two different languages.”

― Kristin Scott Thomas

“It’s hard to fight in high heels or even jeans that are too tight. You can’t kick in skinny, skinny jeans.”

― Krysten Ritter

“It’s really hard to sell a script, and it’s even harder to get a movie made. It just almost never happens.”

― Krysten Ritter

“I’m a striker: I want to score in every game, work very hard, and then we’ll see what happens on the field.”

― Krzysztof Piatek

“What we do is just race hard on the track every week. That’s the way I’d like it to be documented, and if we watch the tape, we’ll see that the No. 48 swerved into us first and I know that, before even watching the tape.”

― Kurt Busch

“The myth that people with epilepsy swallow their tongues is very injurious. When I had seizures without my roommates present, I would often wake up with my gums bleeding, my teeth hurting or my jaw aching. Often, well-intentioned people, believing I would choke on my tongue, tried to force open my clenched jaw to put in a hard object.”

― Kurt Eichenwald

“You work very hard on the lyrics. Getting them to fit the contours of improvised melodies.”

― Kurt Elling

“I know how hard it’s been for me to get my thing out there.”

― Kurt Elling

“Karl Johnson, my first piano player at Milt Trenier’s, he just swung really hard and gave me a sense of really belonging to the jazz scene.”

― Kurt Elling

“When I first got the record deal, I thought it felt like I won the lottery. But I always worked hard at it.”

― Kurt Vile

“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

“When I played, I didn’t have the strongest arm, and in a game, I never threw it as hard as I could, either.”

― Kurt Warner

“It’s hard for me to sit still.”

― Kurt Warner

“Marriage is hard work, period.”

― Kyle Chandler

“I don’t want to say I’m never going to direct again, but directing’s hard work.”

― Kyle Chandler

“It’s hard to play basketball without a point guard – it’s an important position.”

― Kyle Korver

“Midseason trades are hard.”

― Kyle Korver

“I have a hard time imagining a life without basketball.”

― Kyle Korver

“’Dune’ was like a giant machine, and it was hard to keep track of all the pieces, but ‘Blue Velvet’ was a very sleek, compact little experience.”

― Kyle MacLachlan

“Pete Rock, CL Smooth, all this East Coast stuff – that’s kind of, like, the rappers I first admired. I wanna rap just like them because I just thought they were so hard. I thought their delivery was so crazy.”

― Kyle

“Kodak is hard. ‘No Flockin’ is an amazing song.”

― Kyle

“It’s always hard to sleep after a night game.”

― Kyle Walker

“But when you’re in something together, it’s very hard to be objective and you’re very subjective.”

― Kyra Sedgwick

“Irreverence not only shows disrespect to Deity but also makes it hard for the Spirit to teach us the things we need to know.”

― L. Lionel Kendrick

“It has been hard for me to find it, but I have found love.”

― Lady Gaga

“Our curses on them that boil the eggs too hard! What use is an egg that is hard to any person on earth?”

― Lady Gregory

“When you are young, hone your craft and write shorter pieces instead of novels, because it’s really hard to finish a novel.”

― Laini Taylor

“You don’t want to overeat too much because then you have to work twice as hard.”

― LaMarr Woodley

“Being an actor is hard. It’s so true… auditioning is literally our full-time job, and then, if we are so lucky to book the project were auditioning for, then that project is our play.”

― Lana Condor

“Marathons are hard because of the physical pain, the pounding on the muscles, joints, tendons.”

― Lance Armstrong

“That’s sort of like asking a parent who their favorite child is. It’s very hard to determine. Sometimes I’ll get feedback from somebody who liked this part of the show. Others like another part of the show.”

― Lance Burton

“She comes from the Midwest. She had me at a very young age and raised me on her own. She’s a very hard worker.”

― Lara Flynn Boyle

“I had a wonderful childhood, which is tough because it’s hard to adjust to a miserable adulthood.”

― Larry David

“The championship always goes to the team that wins the most rounds and is the most prepared. I think everybody on our team works hard towards keeping that goal. Time will tell if we’re prepared or not.”

― Larry Dixon

“I knew being accepted was going to be hard, but I knew I was involved in a situation that was going to bring opportunities to other blacks.”

― Larry Doby

“Doing what you want to do is easy. Doing what you have to do is hard.”

― Larry Elder

“I never tried to be a mercenary or a killer but a hard working fighter.”

― Larry Holmes

“It’s hard being black. You ever been black? I was black once – when I was poor.”

― Larry Holmes

“The guys today are just too strong and back then they would take many hard punches to land one.”

― Larry Holmes

“I’m sort of the comic relief after a hard day at work. My message is that it’s OK to relax.”

― Larry King

“I’m not a violent person, but I’ve got a hard core streak and have a reputation about living dangerously.”

― Larry Mullen, Jr.

“Younger hackers are hard to classify. They’re probably just as diverse as the old hackers are. We’re all over the map.”

― Larry Wall

“I could make up characters till the cows came home. Plot’s what hard. Very hard.”

― Laura Amy Schlitz

“I’ve worked so hard since I was 18 years old, and I’d hate for the memories to be boiled down to being a Melania Trump impersonator.”

― Laura Benanti

“I think it must be so hard to start your career with everyone going on about how gorgeous you are. To be in that bracket must be so pressurised.”

― Laura Carmichael

“I found it hard being a full-time mum and take my hat off to anyone who can do it.”

― Laura Fraser

“People are like, ‘Was it hard growing up mixed?’ ‘Did you not fit in?’ and I’m like, ‘No? What? That’s the dumbest question ever.’”

― Laura Harrier

“It’s hard to connect to these superheroes that are completely out of this world. But Spider-Man is first and foremost Peter Parker, who we can all relate to.”

― Laura Harrier

“I work long hours. I work very, very hard.”

― Laura Kuenssberg

“Working with special needs children is hard.”

― Laura Linney

“I’m very hard on my bags because I tend to carry a lot of stuff with me.”

― Laura Linney

“I’ve gotten to do a lot of stuff, traveled, worked hard at my career.”

― Laura Lippman

“My life has become extremely hard. I am banned on Twitter. I’m banned on Uber. I’m banned on Lyft. I’m banned on Venmo. I’m banned on GoFundMe. I’m banned on PayPal. I’m banned on Uber Eats. I can’t even order a sandwich.”

― Laura Loomer

“I did ‘Shameless’ on Showtime, and I felt like I really tried to go super-method with that, and it would just make my days really hard to get in and out of character.”

― Laura Slade Wiggins

“Holy cow – everything about writing a novel is hard for me.”

― Laura van den Berg

“There are a lot of eating disorders in our sport, so I try very hard not to get consumed by all that.”

― Laura Wilkinson

“I want to do my hard dives really well, I want to see what my true potential in this sport really is. I want to grasp that.”

― Laura Wilkinson

“There have been some hard times, people around me supported me.”

― Laure Manaudou

“When you go through really hard times, you really figure out who you are, how you respond to things, and how things affect you.”

― Lauren Alaina

“It’s hard to get justice in the real world. It’s possible in fiction.”

― Lauren Beukes

“Dates are always hard. You don’t want to be too dressed up or too casual.”

― Lauren Conrad

“I try really hard to separate myself from other celebrity brands.”

― Lauren Conrad

“When you are working really hard and you’re really focused on your career, a lot of other things suffer.”

― Lauren Conrad

“We know how hard we’ve worked, we know how our choreography makes us feel empowered. We have our voices, which are incredible and kind of surpass anything else.”

― Lauren Jauregui

“They sell you this present of rainbows and butterflies, and as a 16-year-old, that’s what I bought. It’s why I did ‘X Factor’ and why I ended up in a group. But then you’re working so hard, so young.”

― Lauren Jauregui

“I’ve always worked in cinemas or cafes to make money because it turns out freelance journalism is quite hard to get into.”

― Lauren Mayberry

“This is what’s hard: I know I’m legally a man, but I’m also male-minded, despite having the female appearance.”

― Lauren Southern

“It’s kind of hard to retain the feminine. I have so much respect for the feminine, but it’s actually something I have to work for.”

― Lauren Southern

“It’s hard when people die, but there’s something about when people die suddenly.”

― Laurene Powell Jobs

“I almost always use first person voice in my novels. It has its limitations, but it gives a sense of immediacy that’s hard to create with an anonymous, all-seeing narrator.”

― Laurie Graham

“The feedback I get is that my books are honest. I don’t sugar-coat anything. Life is really hard.”

― Laurie Halse Anderson

“This is my one beef with Hollywood: It’s great for movie sales, but they’ve created this fiction for us that, when you have a hard thing in your life, it’s going to get fixed, and then your life will be awesome! Forever!”

― Laurie Halse Anderson

“It’s really hard to be all serious in the tango and not break into laughter.”

― Laurie Hernandez

“A goal of making it to the Olympic Games has motivated me to work very hard in my sport.”

― Laurie Hernandez

“I almost never give interviews. It’s not because I want to play hard to get. It’s just that I never seem to have anything interesting to say.”

― Laurie Metcalf

“Every part I get, I just think I’m so lucky. They’re so hard to get, you know.”

― Laurie Metcalf

“Over the years, many producers have come and gone, and screenplays were written and abandoned. It’s the Hollywood process. It’s hard to get things done.”

― Lawrence Blume

“The whole nuclear thing is a terrible mess and it’s hard for me to understand why it is that we, the United States, seem to be the only ones that are really particularly concerned about it and prepared to do something.”

― Lawrence Eagleburger

“In Indiana, which has been hard hit by manufacturing losses, job declines, and shrinking wages, Governor Pence combined tax cuts with spending restraint to spur the Hoosier economy.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“Hopefully the new breed of kids won’t have to go through that hard lesson – my kids, my grandkids, my fans’ kids, hopefully they won’t have to go through it.”

― Lawrence Taylor

“I find it hard to be joyful on screen because I’m so tense.”

― Lea Seydoux

“It’s hard not to want to strangle people when you work with them for four years.”

― Lea Thompson

“It’s actually shocking to me how hard it’s been to get back into the movie business.”

― Lea Thompson

“I had some wonderful times in my 20s, but your 20s are hard.”

― LeAnn Rimes

“I’ve worked very hard for everything I have and nothing has come easy.”

― LeAnn Rimes

“Old habits die hard, and if you’re not careful, the person you used to be can overtake the person you’re trying to become.”

― Lecrae

“While I am not a musician, I love music. I have over 15,000 songs on my iPod. Everything from hard core rap to the soundtrack from the original ‘Cinderella.’”

― Lee Daniels

“The natural result of people preferring one of their own race is that a minority race president will find it hard to get elected, and so it’s something we should do something about and which we can do something about.”

― Lee Hsien Loong

“In China, it was hard living as a young girl without my family. I had no idea what life was going to be like as a North Korean refugee. But I soon learned it’s not only extremely difficult, it’s also very dangerous, since North Korean refugees are considered in China as illegal migrants.”

― Lee Hyeon-seo

“Well if done a lot of hard work to try and get people to act rationally, the fact that weve had 15 deviant Muslims, plus 5 or 8 others that got away does not mean that all Muslims are deviant or extremists.”

― Lee Kuan Yew

“It was the Marines who taught me how to act. After that, pretending to be rough wasn’t so hard.”

― Lee Marvin

“I’ve often thought – even though it’s hard to give him even more credit than he has had – that Andy Warhol must have started a lot of 15 minutes of fame.”

― Lee Radziwill

“It’s hard for us in our stores to be a leader in technology.”

― Lee Scott

“I looked long and hard at third films in series to see if there were any good ones that I could learn from. And there weren’t any that hadn’t just gone off the train tracks by their third film. Until, that is, I got to the third ‘Lord of the Rings’ film.”

― Lee Unkrich

“When I was at Kingsoft, I was under pressure and worked hard, but the results were not satisfactory.”

― Lei Jun

“It’s hard to have any kind of luck in this business.”

― Leighton Meester

“The Beatles were from Liverpool. It’s a hard town. The Stones weren’t the hard men. They just dressed up. The Beatles were the hard men.”

― Lemmy

“I like hard, aggressive music.”

― Lemmy

“It’s really hard to grow with another person.”

― Lena Dunham

“I’ve worked hard and accomplished what I’ve accomplished in the heavyweight scene.”

― Lennox Lewis

“I’m not setting out to adapt books and work with books, but when really amazing stories come to you in that form, it’s really hard to turn away from that.”

― Lenny Abrahamson

“There’s so much pressure on kids to perform and to be the best they can be, and particularly with boys: boys who are the gifted ones get loaded with an awful lot of expectation and self-expectation, and that’s really hard for an 18 year old.”

― Lenny Abrahamson

“Trying to make something as tricky as ‘Room’ really believable is extremely hard, and it largely rests with that relationship between the actors and the director, and the director and the crew.”

― Lenny Abrahamson

“There was a golden era in film-making in Hollywood back in the 1970s, and although there is some great independent film-making in America, it’s actually very hard to get independent films made in the United States. It’s much more feasible from Europe.”

― Lenny Abrahamson

“Although I was really interested in physics, I think I wanted to do it because I thought it was really hard. I did theoretical physics.”

― Lenny Abrahamson

“I’ve had to work very hard, and I don’t really have a category or fit into any niche, so each time I come out with a new record, it’s like, I’m a new guy.”

― Lenny Kravitz

“I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes. That was how I came up with the first plastic. I called it Bakelite.”

― Leo Baekeland

“There’s no such thing as ‘hard sell’ and ‘soft sell.’ There’s only ‘smart sell’ and ‘stupid sell.’”

― Leo Burnett

“I think that open tunings are a trap really because it’s really hard not to sound like an open tuning when your using one and that gets old as well as what you learn in one open tuning is going to stay there.”

― Leo Kottke

“Yeah, the first thing that comes to mind is not to try too hard.”

― Leo Kottke

“When a record company looks at me I’m very hard to market, I don’t really fit anywhere, It’s hard to get me on the air, and I’m hard to demography, but! because of that I’m not subject to trends like you pointed out.”

― Leo Kottke

“The idea that you could send agricultural products to Tokyo and Osaka and not pay tariffs, and you would have to pay tariffs sending them to Manchester, is quite hard to fathom in the modern world.”

― Leo Varadkar

“It’s very hard to make arguments about the effects of cloning on family relations if family relations are in tatters.”

― Leon Kass

“Throughout the 40 years I’ve been in Washington, I’ve always worked hard, particularly with regards to the budget issues.”

― Leon Panetta

“Obviously, a long-distance relationship is hard. But, like anything worth having, you make it work.”

― Leona Lewis

“I think it’s really hard being in a boy band. There’s a lot of dynamics.”

― Leona Lewis

“The March on Washington was a culmination of years of hard work and dedication of many individuals.”

― Leonard Boswell

“Even a fiction film is hard to end. You can going on shooting and editing a documentary forever.”

― Leos Carax

“We don’t argue if drug companies create drugs that can cure humans and charge lots of money for them, even though we all have these diseases. It will be pretty hard to make a different argument for genes.”

― Leroy Hood

“It’s always hard to put your finger on what it is that makes Primus Primus.”

― Les Claypool

“It was always hard for me to find clothes.”

― Leslie Jones

“I feel very protective of younger actresses, because it was so hard for me in the business.”

― Leslie Mann

“Sixteen is a hard time. A lot of kids are experimenting with things.”

― Leslie Mann

“I tried to kickbox once right after I had my first baby, and I was so miserable; it was so hard. And I went home, and I passed out for three hours because it’s so hard.”

― Leslie Mann

“You don’t want to work so hard that you can’t enjoy your guests.”

― Letitia Baldrige

“I practice so hard, Sundays are easy.”

― Le’Veon Bell

“It is okay to play tough and try to hit guys hard in the course of the play – that’s fine – but I don’t like unnecessary roughness or things that happen after the play.”

― Le’Veon Bell

“Lord, when the song wants to pick up and go a little faster towards the end, it’s hard for me to resist.”

― Levon Helm

“Seeing reality for what it is is what we call discernment. The work of discernment is very hard.”

― Lewis B. Smedes

“I’ve been through the entire list of Polar problems. I knew it would be hard, but it’s harder than I ever thought it would be. I’ve suffered from blisters, a high-altitude cough, frost nip, and I even managed to break a ski they told me was unbreakable.”

― Lewis Clarke

“It’s very hard to shame people in Hollywood into anything because they don’t often feel that kind of shame.”

― Lexi Alexander

“I understand it must be hard to realize that the playing field you are collecting all your trophies from is not a level playing field, but that doesn’t mean you can just make inaccurate statements.”

― Lexi Alexander

“No matter how hard we work, there is always a gap with Western brands.”

― Li Shufu

“I find words really hard.”

― Liam Gallagher

“I love doing my own stunts but it’s hard.”

― Liam Neeson

“As soon as I get in a rhythm, I’m very hard to stop.”

― Liam Smith

“If Canelo comes too hard at me early, he’s going to be in for a long night.”

― Liam Smith

“On the balance beam, sometimes it’s really hard to stay on if you’re having some rough times.”

― Liang Chow

“Whether you talk about the olive oil, whether you talk about Aceto Balsamico, whether you talk about Grana Padano, whether you talk about Mozzarella di Bufala. These are all traditional Italian products that are hard to beat, and they’re easy to transport and buy. You don’t have to do much around it. Just eat them.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“I live with an 18-month-old Jack Russell named Chicken. He moved in about 15 months ago, and it was very hard at first because I work a lot and he doesn’t.”

― Liev Schreiber

“When you’re in a place like New York or D.C. you just can’t beat it, and it’s so hard to recreate because they are both such distinctive places.”

― Liev Schreiber

“It’s hard to form actual legitimate relationships.”

― Lil Dicky

“I go as hard as I can when I’m anxiety-free.”

― Lil Peep

“I feel like everything I do is successful and productive. It’s gonna be hard to tell me I’m slipping.”

― Lil Wayne

“It is hard to get good actors who also do television, ads and films. Theatre requires six weeks of rehearsal for a play.”

― Lillete Dubey

“Rich folks always talk hard times.”

― Lillian Smith

“There’s no escalators – there’s only staircases to success. There is no substitute for hard work.”

― Lilly Singh

“I was guilty of appropriating when I did a video called ‘Hard Out Here.’ I was guilty of assuming that there was a one-size-fits-all where feminism is concerned.”

― Lily Allen

“I couldn’t handle the pain and confusion surrounding my dad’s divorce, and I was having a hard time balancing being a teenager with pursuing two different grown-up careers.”

― Lily Collins

“It’s so hard coming out of drama school to claim your right to be taken seriously and even get auditions.”

― Lily James

“I find cardio hard.”

― Lily James

“For exams, I swotted so hard because I couldn’t bear the thought of not coming first.”

― Lily James

“Corsets are always hard to wear.”

― Lily James

“You know being relevant or coming up with something interesting, funny to say about what’s current is just as hard as it might ever be depending on the serendipity of it all.”

― Lily Tomlin

“I have worked very hard to achieve this. If others also work hard, they can also achieve as much.”

― Lin Dan

“It is hard to compete with other sports. Badminton is a sport which, when compared with football and tennis, still needs promotion.”

― Lin Dan

“I grew up in an immigrant neighborhood. We just knew the rule was you’re going to have to work twice as hard.”

― Lin-Manuel Miranda

“I was extremely close with my parents. Breaking away from that is a double-edged sword: It’s something you need to do, but it’s hard to cut the apron strings.”

― Linda Cardellini

“Just because someone isn’t working at an office doesn’t mean they’re not working hard at something.”

― Linda Cardellini

“Postcolonial critics are, I suspect, wrong when they argue that the mass of British people still mourn the loss of empire. But Britain’s politicians – and its Foreign Office – have found it hard to adjust to the loss, not so much of onetime colonies as of the global clout the colonies once afforded.”

― Linda Colley

“I am struck by the memories of all of the fantastic Links ladies who worked so hard to host the Ebony Fashion Fair shows.”

― Linda Johnson Rice

“I’ve written since I was 10 years old, so I guess I’m self-taught. I’ve had some luck along the way, I must admit, and I’ve worked hard.”

― Linda Lael Miller

“I think hard drugs are disgusting. But I must say, I think marijuana is pretty lightweight.”

― Linda McCartney

“While they’re in WWE, we absolutely have a health and wellness policy. I’ll probably always say ‘we,’ even though I’ve resigned as the CEO. It’s kind of hard to break a 30-year habit.”

― Linda McMahon

“I’m extremely hard to work with.”

― Linda Perry

“Parkinson’s is very hard to diagnose. So when I finally went to a neurologist, and he said, ‘Oh, you have Parkinson’s disease,’ I was completely shocked.”

― Linda Ronstadt

“I love the show ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia;’ that’s probably a guilty pleasure! I laugh so hard.”

― Linden Ashby

“Substance abuse is a disease which doesn’t go away overnight. I’m working hard to overcome it. I did fail my recent drug test. I’m prepared to face the consequences.”

― Lindsay Lohan

“I never rebelled against my parents – I worked hard, I was responsible, and I didn’t go to high-school parties.”

― Lindsay Lohan

“Getting an agent is hard, and I also think people rush to get an agent too soon.”

― Lindsay Mendez

“What I’ve learned is you don’t have to strive for perfection, but you do have to strive to be a very hard worker.”

― Lindsay Pearce

“All generations of teens have it hard, I think. Each society and century has its struggles that the others can’t compare to.”

― Lindsay Pearce

“The American consumer is also the American worker, and if we don’t do something to protect our manufacturing base here at home, it is going to be hard to buy any retail goods.”

― Lindsey Graham

“Each time that you’re playing a character, it’s hard to pick a favorite.”

― Lindsey Shaw

“I try to eat on the healthier side, but baked goods are hard to resist. I just love sweet things.”

― Lindsey Vonn

“If you work so hard to reach your goal but you lose your pole in the very last run, that’s hard to take.”

― Lindsey Vonn

“I coach a few guys and they work very, very hard, but in our day we did it because we just loved it.”

― Linford Christie

“Before the commercial ventures, Linux tended to be rather hard to set up, because most of the developers were motivated mainly by their own interests.”

― Linus Torvalds

“I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s.”

― Lionel Hampton

“It’s hard to find things that haven’t been said before or drawn before, but I’m trying.”

― Lisa Hanawalt

“On network TV, I’m still Phoebe to people, and it would be hard to convince them otherwise in the bright lights of a sitcom.”

― Lisa Kudrow

“When I say I’m going gangster, I’m working really hard at something.”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“Right now I’m 185, which is really good for me yet very hard for me to maintain. My weight seems high for the average woman, but I’ve got big bones and I’m maintaining muscle.”

― Lisa Leslie

“We’re doing a partial green nursery and trying as hard as we can to do as much organic stuff for our nursery as we can.”

― Lisa Ling

“It’s really hard to balance work and being a mother.”

― Lisa Loeb

“Hard work, careful planning, and realistic financial advice will be required by many to regain solvency.”

― Lisa Madigan

“I often say that paying off your debt is like dieting. There are no miracle cures; it takes discipline and hard work.”

― Lisa Madigan

“When you want something so badly, you just do it. You don’t think about how hard it’s going to be.”

― Lisa Vidal

“It’s hard to have a friend when your name’s a household word.”

― Little Richard

“I’ve worked really, really hard on my lyricism.”

― Little Simz

“I’ve been spending this last month trying to find four outfits to wear to the different premieres of The Two Towers. It’s hard work.”

― Liv Tyler

“I don’t think I have advice for female directors as opposed to male directors. I think all first-time directors should try and be as prepared as they possibly can, because it’s hard!”

― Liz Tuccillo

“What I’m saying is that I tried very hard to give them my reality and my reality is kind of interesting.”

― Liza Minnelli

“I worked very hard, but I think it’s unfair to make it all sound like it’s all David’s fault.”

― Liza Minnelli

“Working with Dudley Moore was so hilarious. I don’t know how we got anything done because everybody was laughing so hard, but he was such a wonderful man, and he had a kindness and a musicality and a dearness to him that was triumphant.”

― Liza Minnelli

“It’s hard to know who you are until you’re cracked open a little bit.”

― Lizz Wright

“I have never cheated anybody out of a victory, I have worked hard for every single race that I have won.”

― Lizzie Armitstead

“I used the imaginary kingdom not as a sentimentalized fairyland but as an opening wedge to express what I hoped would be some very hard truths.”

― Lloyd Alexander

“It’s very hard to go out and make big investments to take advantage of the shale energy if we don’t know if it’s always going to be there, what price it’s going to be there, whether the country’s going to allow it to be exported, or whether it’s going to go and affect subsidized U.S. manufacturing.”

― Lloyd Blankfein

“My mind tends to operate a bit like a radar. I don’t find it hard to switch off.”

― Lloyd Dorfman

“When women smoke, it is hard for them to quit because they are so worried about their weight; it’s a vanity issue and a mindset.”

― Loni Anderson

“Really, it hasn’t changed for female comics; it’s still hard for females to really enter the game.”

― Loni Love

“I’m really interested in kind of weird social situations and cliques, watching girls vying for attention, watching how the popularity thing happens. I’ve always thought too hard about everything.”

― Lorde

“It’s really hard as a screenwriter, you feel like you have a vision and then you turn it over to a director and you have to let it go.”

― Lorene Scafaria

“I’m not too secure about my looks. They can always change. I was heavy and overweight as a teenager, so it’s hard to be cocky or egotistical.”

― Lorenzo Lamas

“I was heavy and overweight as a teenager, so it’s hard to be cocky or egotistical.”

― Lorenzo Lamas

“I can be brutally honest, which can be hard on others, but I’m a good friend.”

― Lorenzo Lamas

“He could have made a difference. He could have brought real jobs and development to hard working communities that need and deserve those resources. Instead, William Boyland, Jr. worked to glorify one person, and that was himself.”

― Loretta Lynch

“This is my fourth term and my seventh year. My first year was in 1997, the same year for Vic Snyder. It is still exciting to be there even though Washington is not run by Democrats right now, but we are working very hard.”

― Loretta Sanchez

“I had an idea, I was passionate about it and I had to work hard to turn that into a big success and more products.”

― Lori Greiner

“Make no mistake about it: Change is hard, but change is necessary.”

― Lori Lightfoot

“It is an attention-getter. I mean, it’s hard to ignore a woman lugging a cello around.”

― Lori Singer

“Mario Mandzukic works so hard for his team. He’s not only a No. 9 but also runs behind the defenders and drops into midfield.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“It’s hard to start from the bottom.”

― Lou Duva

“See, winners embrace hard work.”

― Lou Holtz

“I’ve tried to do away with lying in my life in the last few years, but it’s hard.”

― Louis C. K.

“It’s hard to know where your thoughts come from, especially when you have a thirst for material because you need it professionally.”

― Louis C. K.

“If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.”

― Louis D. Brandeis

“Sometimes you shoot for 40 or 50 hours for a one-hour show, and you have to make some very hard choices.”

― Louis Theroux

“It’s not hard at all to make the switch from United to Oranje. For a manager, it’s totally different than for a player.”

― Louis van Gaal

“A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.”

― Louisa May Alcott

“Nothing beats hard work.”

― Lubna Olayan

“Always, at a big team, there’s very hard competition.”

― Lucas Moura

“Hard work always wins in the end.”

― Lucas Till

“I don’t really try too hard to be anything that I’m not.”

― Lucas Till

“There’s no secret. Just work hard.”

― Lucio Tan

“I wasn’t the best waitress in the world, but I was cheerful and worked hard.”

― Lucy Alibar

“The pressure to look good is intense. It is hard to be immune to that and the self-consciousness that comes with it.”

― Lucy Boynton

“I’ve done quite a bit in England. I’ve won the majority of trophies and awards that there is to win, apart from top goalscorer… which is hard as a defender.”

― Lucy Bronze

“We’re always trying to say things are right or wrong, bad or good. If we just chilled out, maybe things wouldn’t be so hard.”

― Lucy Davis

“Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie.”

― Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Masculinity is kind of a toxic curse, isn’t it? The expectations of it were hard on me.”

― Luis Alberto Urrea

“I’ve done songs in other languages. I know how hard it is.”

― Luis Fonsi

“It was very hard for me as a kid to get through as a footballer in Uruguay.”

― Luis Suarez

“I have to keep working hard and improving every day.”

― Luka Modric

“The cello is such a versatile instrument. It can rock like the hardest rock guitar, and it can sing like the human voice. We couldn’t do what we do without the classical training. It’s a hard instrument to play. There are no frets, and it takes finesse and technique to play.”

― Luka Sulic

“It was hard every time I found out that I was not in the starting XI.”

― Lukas Podolski

“A lot of people don’t have near the amount of success as I’ve been blessed to have, and it’s all about working hard and hoping that continues.”

― Luke Bryan

“It’s just hard to get an independent film made.”

― Luke Evans

“Gemma Arterton in ‘The Master Builder’ at the Almeida – she was absolutely brilliant. Ibsen is difficult and quite hard to follow, but she just brings the stage to life.”

― Luke Evans

“When I’m training hard, the diet is miserable.”

― Luke Evans

“It’s hard work just being on set 14 hours a day.”

― Luke Evans

“Cain has proven himself as the best heavyweight of all time, and it would be hard to strip him.”

― Luke Rockhold

“Playing defense hard gets me going offensively.”

― Luol Deng

“Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.”

― Luther Campbell

“We need to work as hard as President Trump is working.”

― Luther Strange

“It is hard to imagine any single special interest trying to buy an office without a motive.”

― Luther Strange

“I’ve always thought that writing isn’t really that hard. It’s having a good idea that’s hard.”

― Lyle Lovett

“It’s really hard to meet good women in Hollywood.”

― Lyndsy Fonseca

“I enjoy playing the game. It’s hard for me to just watch it, even while broadcasting.”

― Lynn Swann

“I used to help my dad with a stall selling eggs when I was about 12. People were so hard up they would ask for one egg. But mostly no one came by at all. It was very demoralising.”

― Lynne Truss

“It’s very hard to turn your back once you’re aware of what’s going on, and you’re aware of the injustices, and you’re aware of the civilian casualties. It’s much easier if you have no idea and you’ve never seen it.”

― Lynsey Addario

“Hard moments can happen with anyone. And these are the situations that you have to overcome.”

― Lyoto Machida

“I’ve always worked hard and stayed focused.”

― Lyoto Machida

“If you have a dream in your life, go hard. It’s possible.”

― Lyoto Machida

“I have worked hard and learnt that I have to make a decision – whether I am going to conform and protect myself or not. I chose not to.”

― M. Night Shyamalan

“Glory is attained from hard work, step by step.”

― Ma Long

“De-radicalisation begins by breaking down the logic which once seemed unassailable and rethinking what you are fighting for and why. That is hard to do when Islamists and Islamophobes feed off each other’s hateful cliches.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“I work hard, and I’m very separate from what my parents do.”

― Mabel

“I just have to accept that I won’t ever be Al Green, which is a hard pill to swallow.”

― Mac Miller

“All the child-star cliches, I’ve tried very hard to avoid them all.”

― Macaulay Culkin

“I don’t want to be a grown-up anymore; it’s hard!”

― Maddie Hasson

“It’s so hard to be the girl in a country song, so we’re speaking up.”

― Maddie Marlow

“It’s hard to do a reality show when there’s so much crying and drama.”

― Maddie Ziegler

“No matter how hard we might wish, we will not be able to transform China’s behavior overnight.”

― Madeleine Albright

“I think it’s definitely hard for the people who just out of nowhere come in and they do really well and all of the sudden the spotlight is on them.”

― Madison Keys

“I think it’s especially hard when you start at an academy, because everything is decided for you. And then when you go with U.S.T.A., there’s only so many decisions you can make.”

― Madison Keys

“It’s so hard to be the girl in a country song, so we’re speaking up.”

― Madison Marlow

“Making movies is really hard. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“I think that people need an adrenalin rush. Folks need something aspirational; they need to do something that is hard. That’s what ignites the imagination.”

― Mae Jemison

“It’s hard to be funny when you have to be clean.”

― Mae West

“A hard man is good to find.”

― Mae West

“Being a teenager is hard.”

― Mae Whitman

“Russians are not a very friendly people. It’s hard to get them to speak nicely to the customers. It’s just not in their culture.”

― Maelle Gavet

“Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.”

― Maggie Gallagher

“When people go through tragic circumstances, it’s not that there is no love there, but it’s so hard to deal with and sometimes the gap starts to happen.”

― Maggie Q

“The 1970s ‘Wonder Woman’ was sort of a kitsch thing. It was a very specific time for that, and it’s hard to modernize something like that.”

― Maggie Q

“It’s really easy to go viral, but I think it’s really hard then to have a career.”

― Maggie Rogers

“It’s a burden trying to keep a secret. It’s hard. It probably takes more out of you trying to hold it and keep it than it does for you to really let it out.”

― Magic Johnson

“The first year was hard for me to deal with. The second year was a little bit easier, but still difficult. It took me five years to get it out of me. It was a difficult moment, a difficult time.”

― Magic Johnson

“The knowledge from an enlightened person breaks on the hard rocks of ignorance.”

― Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

“I’d always wanted to do a Marvel project, and I’d always imagined getting to play one of the superheroes because it’s such a hard thing to get. It’s the parts that only go to a few people. The flip side of that is the antagonists are pretty awesome.”

― Mahershala Ali

“I love holidaying with the kids after working hard, it is amazing.”

― Mahesh Babu

“I try to make my fans happy by working hard in every film of mine, and I give my films everything I’ve got.”

― Mahesh Babu

“Over the years, I have worked very hard to achieve what I have so far. But I’ve not been alone in this journey. A lot of the credit for this goes to my fans – it’s because of them that I’m here today.”

― Mahesh Babu

“I’m under pressure with all my films. And the reason we are always under pressure is because it’s only in our profession that months and even years of hard work is judged by the first show on Friday.”

― Mahesh Babu

“It’s very hard for an artist to negotiate their fees. My job is to act; my manager’s job should be to handle the business side of it.”

― Mahira Khan

“I’m trying hard to keep my Australian accent. My mom would disown me if I didn’t.”

― Maia Mitchell

“The first place to start is on enforcement. We who got the ADA passed did the hard part, the heavy lifting.”

― Major Owens

“I have kind of a personality defect in that I find the word ‘no’ hard to articulate.”

― Mal Peet

“It’s very hard to find someone who’s successful and dislikes what they do.”

― Malcolm Gladwell

“The more that I learn about what’s going on, it’s really hard to ignore the oppression that people are actually going through.”

― Malcolm Jenkins

“I studied really hard. But Hollywood never appreciated my talent.”

― Mamie Van Doren

“You do not get into better shape being hard on yourself.”

― Mandy Ingber

“The actual producing, mixing, and mastering is hard work, harder than what I do.”

― Mandy Moore

“Everybody tries so hard to pair wines with Indian food, and it has never been a natural marriage.”

― Maneet Chauhan

“I know it’s a guy thing to chest bump, but me and my dancers chest bump before hitting the stage. Not too hard though…ouch!”

― Manika

“There’s no substitute to hard work.”

― Manisha Koirala

“There’s a difference between fake hustle for show and being someone who tries hard to win.”

― Manny Machado

“Hitting is hard, and even when you work to improve, you can still struggle.”

― Manny Machado

“I play hard for my ballclub. Whatever uniform I put on, I’m going to bleed and die.”

― Manny Machado

“It was hard to get my name out there, but luckily, I have an awesome following who would not stay silent and helped me get to where I wanted to be.”

― Manny MUA

“5-hour Energy has always been about helping hard working people, and the Amazing People program takes this further by making a significant difference in the lives of those who are working through difficult circumstances.”

― Manoj Bhargava

“The translator’s task is to create, in his or her own language, the same tensions appearing in the original. That’s hard!”

― Manuel Puig

“Success is not just about being a hard worker, it is about becoming a smart worker.”

― Manushi Chhillar

“It is very hard for me to switch from clay to grass.”

― Marat Safin

“We worked personally with a lot of great VCs. They just work incredibly hard at supporting entrepreneurs and their companies.”

― Marc Andreessen

“Entrepreneurs say in an economic boom it’s actually hard to build a company because everybody’s too excited and there is too much money funding too many marginal companies.”

― Marc Andreessen

“When I get something in my head, it’s hard for me to just let it go.”

― Marc Benioff

“There are also always those burnt, hard kernels at the bottom that don’t pop. You know why they don’t pop? They don’t pop because they have integrity.”

― Marc Maron

“Is it hard to make a living in show business? Yeah.”

― Marc Maron

“I think people tend to cling to music when times are hard.”

― Marc Martel

“It’s hard to get an inner dialogue in a film. It’s not cinematic. But in a musical, the character can just turn to the audience and sing.”

― Marc Platt

“Adaptations, especially movie musicals, are really hard to do.”

― Marc Platt

“I work hard to reach out to a lot of different people.”

― Marc Veasey

“I’ve been working so hard for the past eight years and I’m tired – but I’m also deliciously tired because what a wonderful life I’ve lived.”

― Marcia Cross

“It’s hard to balance work and family.”

― Marcia Gay Harden

“It’s very hard to get one publisher to accept an author going over to the other author’s company to collaborate.”

― Marcia Muller

“I’m sure it really is hard to be an oncologist, and actually, more and more people are surviving cancer.”

― Marcia Wallace

“The newspapers had described me as the Jagger of the Aga. It wasn’t hard living up to the reputation.”

― Marco Pierre White

“Unfortunately, President Obama’s failed policies of new regulations, higher taxes, and Obamacare and his anti-business rhetoric have hit Hispanics especially hard. Big government really hurts those who are trying to make it.”

― Marco Rubio

“Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.”

― Marcus Aurelius

“I find it hard to get enthusiastic about hotels because, as a touring comic, I spend a lot of time in them.”

― Marcus Brigstocke

“It is a hard matter, my fellow citizens, to argue with the belly, since it has no ears.”

― Marcus Porcius Cato

“It’s hard to say exactly when it all started or what show it was, but I started touring when I was 11. I played all over Dallas and Fort Worth, and eventually I was touring the whole state.”

― Maren Morris

“I missed being onstage behind the microphone. After a while, it was hard to hear another voice singing my lyrics.”

― Maren Morris

“If I was working hard, she bled into my personality. I became more cynical.”

― Marg Helgenberger

“I’ve never bought into any sort of hard and fast, this-box/that-box characterization. People are individuals. Yes, they may be expected to be a particular way. But that doesn’t mean they’re going to be that way.”

― Margaret Atwood

“We women are constantly at war with our bodies, it is hard to find amnesty for ourselves.”

― Margaret Cho

“I write a book over a period of months or years, and when I’m done with it, usually another year goes by before I see it in print. It’s hard to be patient and wait.”

― Margaret Haddix

“The vast literature concerning whistleblowers shows that, far from weird extremists, they are really quite ordinary people: male and female, young and old, junior and senior, no more nerdy or obsessive than most hard workers.”

― Margaret Heffernan

“Are artists the canaries in the mine, warning of the coming explosion before anyone else? It’s hard to look at the world before 1914 and not wonder if they somehow felt a catastrophe was bearing down on them and their societies.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“History belongs to everyone. I don’t think you have to give up scholarly standards. But I also don’t think you want to write something that is impenetrable. You try as hard as you can to be readable.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.”

― Margaret Mead

“It’s a hard process to navigate… to figure out where your kid ought to go to college.”

― Margaret Spellings

“I have worked hard to become happy. It was a real struggle.”

― Margaret Trudeau

“I’d studied acting in New York when I left Pierre – that was the big thing that I did. I worked very hard at it, actually.”

― Margaret Trudeau

“My grandmother Rosita, my mother Angela and I have probably got different styles but we have very similar tastes. For example, I don’t find it hard to use colours or wear knits, since it’s something that comes to me naturally.”

― Margherita Missoni

“Everyone’s like, ‘overnight sensation.’ It’s not overnight. It’s years of hard work.”

― Margot Robbie

“I live with three boys, and I can’t tell you how hard it is to get your hands on toilet paper. They steal it.”

― Margot Robbie

“When a government gives special tax treatment to a few companies, that makes it hard for anyone else to compete on equal terms.”

― Margrethe Vestager

“It’s hard to make something collaboratively. That’s the challenge. Sometimes you’re successful.”

― Marguerite Moreau

“I have a hard time with interviews, because I’d rather hear about the interviewer.”

― Maria Bamford

“To read a book, to think it over, and to write out notes is a useful exercise; a book which will not repay some hard thought is not worth publishing.”

― Maria Mitchell

“I have had lots of luck in my career but there has also been a lot of hard work.”

― Maria Sharapova

“I’m very hard on myself and I have too many issues.”

― Mariah Carey

“Often during rehearsals, I catch myself thinking, ‘God, this is hard. Why am I always choosing such difficult plays to put on?’”

― Marianne Elliott

“I never trusted anybody at all. I don’t know why it was so hard, I just didn’t.”

― Marianne Faithfull

“A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.”

― Marianne Moore

“Trust is very hard if you don’t know what you’re trusting.”

― Marianne Williamson

“Whilst I may look good, I do find it hard to find the right man.”

― Marie Helvin

“You need to be able to manage stress because hard times will come, and a positive outlook is what gets you through.”

― Marie Osmond

“To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.”

― Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

“So, I certainly subscribe to what Bette said about acting being very hard work.”

― Marie Windsor

“You’re allowed to have gravitas when you’ve got the wrinkles to prove it, but not when you’re attractive and younger – or, at least, you have to fight really hard to prove you’re capable of productive thought.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“It’s perfectly possible to love your toddler but struggle to like them when times are hard.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“Shop often, shop hard, and spend for the best stuff available – logic dictates that you can make delicious food only with delicious ingredients.”

― Mario Batali

“It’s pretty hard to predict anything when talking about the Premier League because of the liabilities the teams and the players have when playing in the Champions League and the other cups, too.”

― Mario Gotze

“Quarterbacks are untouchable nowadays. If you hit a quarterback too hard, or if you fall on him with too much weight – which is a judgment thing from a professional standpoint – you’re going to get flagged.”

― Mario Williams

“In Washington, I have worked hard for the people, and I’ve been loved by the people.”

― Marion Barry

“I’m affected by the characters I play, and sometimes they’re hard to live with.”

― Marion Cotillard

“Being on set is really hard because there’s craft service.”

― Marissa Jaret Winokur

“Shifting toward management meant greater responsibility and influence, but it also meant giving up programming day-to-day in my role, which was hard because it took me out of my comfort zone.”

― Marissa Mayer

“I had to think really hard about how to choose between job offers.”

― Marissa Mayer

“’Monstress’ has been hard because I want to keep writing longer, but I can’t.”

― Marjorie Liu

“It’s hard for me to imagine why a church that has younger members wouldn’t have a blog component.”

― Mark Batterson

“I worked hard and smarter than most people in the businesses I have been in.”

― Mark Cuban

“A good choreographer is one that’s going to collaborate, teach, guide – everything. The wonderful thing on ‘Brotherhood of the Wolf’ was that we had Philip Kwok – he choreographed John Woo’s ‘Hard Boiled,’ and in the ’70s, he was a martial arts actor, stunt man, fighter, choreographer in Hong Kong.”

― Mark Dacascos

“My dad was quite a forbidding figure. I realise now that that was mainly because he worked so hard. He wasn’t unkind, but he was a presence.”

― Mark Gatiss

“I’m really lucky in that I can do lots of different things. It must be really hard to just be a poet or just be a novelist – a constant cycle of effort and exhaustion and recuperation.”

― Mark Haddon

“At Chicago Hope they have a technical staff that works real hard to make that O.R. as realistic as possible.”

― Mark Harmon

“One of the things I worked very hard on all my life was to be like everyone else. I tried very hard to fit in.”

― Mark Helprin

“At one point, I remember throwing Jerry Lawler so hard that he didn’t touch either rope. He just went straight through and hit the barricade.”

― Mark Henry

“Antonio Cesaro is beyond naturally strong. He trains hard, but he’s got that strength you don’t expect him to have.”

― Mark Henry

“Normally, a loss, it’s hard to swallow, but you get over it sooner or later.”

― Mark Hunt

“You don’t learn anything from quick knockouts. I learn more about myself from hard fights.”

― Mark Hunt

“I personally believe this Agency has always been very dedicated and has always worked as hard as it possibly can to do things as safely and as effectively as possible.”

― Mark Kelly

“It’s hard not to respect Kobe Bryant’s game: He’s one of the all-time greats.”

― Mark Lanegan

“It’s easy to want the benefits of something; it’s hard to want the cost.”

― Mark Manson

“I have had to tell my son, my parents, my friends that I used steroids. It’s been very hard. It’s been very difficult.”

― Mark McGwire

“Running for president is hard. But it’s good preparation. Because being president is a lot harder.”

― Mark McKinnon

“CEOs make hard decisions; sometimes, the least worst is the right one.”

― Mark McKinnon

“My jersey hanging from the ceiling is going to be a symbol of the hard work of the people I played with.”

― Mark Messier

“I think I give myself high marks being an entrepreneur and entrepreneuring a big idea about how popular social gaming could be. But I learned a lot of hard lessons on the CEO front… and do not give myself very high marks as a CEO of a large-scale company.”

― Mark Pincus

“The true value of somebody in this town is very hard to determine. It’s all smoke and mirrors.”

― Mark Ruffalo

“As we’re bombarded with the imagery that we are and now, post 9-11, it’s hard not to get hardened by the world and the amount of violence that’s allowed to be shown to kids these days.”

― Mark Ruffalo

“I still feel like I’m trying to make it. It’s hard to shed the struggling actor thing.”

― Mark Ruffalo

“As a leader, you get a pat on the back when you make a hard choice.”

― Mark Rylance

“It’s very hard to write humor.”

― Mark Strand

“I love being a Yankee, and it’s hard not to. It’s a special place to play.”

― Mark Teixeira

“When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all.”

― Mark Van Doren

“When I was a rapper, the groupies didn’t have to try too hard with me. Just show up at the hotel.”

― Mark Wahlberg

“I’ll still do print comics; as long as there’s a market, I’ll still be there. I just have a hard time believing that’s the future.”

― Mark Waid

“A housing renaissance has begun. This may be hard to believe after the dizzying, six-year-long crash in home sales, construction and house prices. But housing turned the corner last year, and it will take off in 2013.”

― Mark Zandi

“It is hard to be enthusiastic about the economy’s prospects when house prices are falling: Households spend less, small business owners can’t use homes as collateral for loans and local governments are forced to cut jobs and programs as property-tax revenue disappears.”

― Mark Zandi

“Playing college soccer was going to be the top of my athletic feats. I wasn’t going to the Olympics. I was a decent player, but it’s because of hard work, not because I was Freddy Adu. I wouldn’t have a medal from the Olympics if I wasn’t in a chair. I wouldn’t have gone to the Olympics and experienced the whole atmosphere.”

― Mark Zupan

“I played at Anfield twice when I was with Stoke and it’s a hard place to go, we all know that Liverpool is one of the best teams in the Premier League.”

― Marko Arnautovic

“You don’t mess with Pablo Zabaleta. He is not just looking hard, he is hard.”

― Marko Arnautovic

“When we censor our history by disguising our scars, we belittle this process and the struggles our ancestors fought so hard to overcome. America doesn’t cower behind political correctness. It defiantly and courageously moves forward, with its history as a reminder of where we have been.”

― Markwayne Mullin

“I find the mantle of, she works hard for the money, or, she’s overcome so many obstacles a bit overused.”

― Marlee Matlin

“When you’re up for an award at the Oscars, try as you might, it’s hard to concentrate on the show.”

― Marlee Matlin

“I did my first series lead back in 1991 on a show called ‘Reasonable Doubts’ and have done many shows with other actors who are deaf. But ‘Switched at Birth’ is the first TV show where there is more than one actor who is deaf or hard of hearing and who are series regulars.”

― Marlee Matlin

“When I was about 16, I started to believe I could play professionally. I worked hard and focused more.”

― Marouane Fellaini

“I love stories. I just enjoy telling stories and watching what these characters do – although writing continues to be just as hard as it always was.”

― Martha Grimes

“Being a woman in music and having kids, it’s very hard to do both without neglecting one a bit.”

― Martha Wainwright

“Nobody just flops a complete ‘Doc Martin’ script on the desk. They all have to be taken apart and all the apologizing taken out. Because it’s hard to have a protagonist that doesn’t really like anyone and nobody really likes him; it’s a hard premise to start from.”

― Martin Clunes

“I worked hard at whatever task I was given and embraced leadership opportunities, whether as a crossing guard, an altar boy, or a general.”

― Martin Dempsey

“I’ve never been to a festival. I’m a creature of habit, mashed-potato comfort, I like rugs. Our sofa’s squishy. Maybe too squishy – it’s hard to get up sometimes.”

― Martin Freeman

“It’s hard talking about acting, in a way, because it’s like explaining a joke: I do think it loses something in the telling.”

― Martin Freeman

“Already 2008 has proved a tumultuous year in terms of global perceptions of China, and there are still 59 days to go until the Beijing Olympics. The tragedy of the Sichuan earthquake followed hard on the heels of the riots in Tibet and the demonstrations surrounding the Olympic torch relay.”

― Martin Jacques

“I could play a lot of things. And it’s hard for people and logically hard and understandably hard for people to think of me for certain roles.”

― Martin Landau

“It’s hard to decide if TV makes morons out of everyone, or if it mirrors Americans who really are morons to begin with.”

― Martin Mull

“We live in a homogenized world, where it’s hard to get excited when everything is slick and professional. The interesting things are the dull things.”

― Martin Parr

“There’s no such thing as simple. Simple is hard.”

― Martin Scorsese

“It’s hard to let new stuff in. And whether that admits a weakness, I don’t know.”

― Martin Scorsese

“It’s hard being away from home. But other than that, performing is the highlight of my day.”

― Martina McBride

“It’s hard to say no to your kid. It’s hard for them to stomp off and not be happy with you for an hour.”

― Martina McBride

“The Williams girls compete extremely hard on court because they hate losing – it’s just that they haven’t played an awful lot of tennis over the years.”

― Martina Navratilova

“If I’m within reach and can be helpful, I have a tendency to say ‘Yes.’ It’s hard to say ‘No.’”

― Marvin Hamlisch

“I believed in realism, as summarized by John McCarthy’s comment to the effect that if we worked really hard, we’d have an intelligent system in from four to four hundred years.”

― Marvin Minsky

“There’s timing. And then there’s also certain people at the record company who worked incredibly hard and were incredibly enthusiastic about what I was doing.”

― Mary Chapin Carpenter

“I can jog, but I can’t run. That’s hard for me. I like the fact that I can jog for fitness, but to me there’s a huge difference between jogging and running.”

― Mary Decker

“I do get starstruck working with Bruce because even though he is such a nice guy he’s a real movie star. I grew up watching his movies it is just really hard to get used to just being around Bruce Willis. I mean, he’s Bruce Willis!”

― Mary Elizabeth Winstead

“I’ve always been drawn to the hard story, the trauma, because I think art can turn it around.”

― Mary Gauthier

“Ballet can be hard on your joints, and when you’re on a movie set doing take after take, it can become really repetitive.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“I’m striving toward this acting thing. I’m definitely gonna work hard on that, whatever comes my way, I’m gonna work hard on it.”

― Mary J. Blige

“Just why I sent it to the publishers would be hard to say, but when I had finished it I felt that it was literature, because it is real and because it was well written. And I know that the world wants such things.”

― Mary MacLane

“I didn’t get fat even when I was pregnant. You have to work very hard at staying slim, and it’s a bore. But it’s worth it.”

― Mary Quant

“I think that we need to look hard at our beliefs and be responsible about how we speak out.”

― Mary Steenburgen

“People try much less hard to make a marriage work than they used to fifty years ago. Divorce is easier.”

― Mary Wesley

“We travellers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing. If we tell anything new, we are laughed at as fabulous and romantic.”

― Mary Wortley Montagu

“Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.”

― Mason Cooley

“An academic dialect is perfected when its terms are hard to understand and refer only to one another.”

― Mason Cooley

“If I play hard to get, soon the phone stops ringing altogether.”

― Mason Cooley

“If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire.”

― Mason Cooley

“In Italy, it is really hard to win the Serie A.”

― Massimiliano Allegri

“Work hard and never make excuses.”

― Master P

“Owl City is exactly as you’d imagine him. It’s hard to have much on him. He’s like a frightened bunny. I feel like if you yelled at him, he’d just dart to a corner of the room.”

― Mat Kearney

“I had one companion. He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English so we could communicate a bit. I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate.”

― Mathias Rust

“Imprisonment hit me so hard – much harder than I had thought.”

― Mathias Rust

“People aren’t religious because it’s easy not to be. Like anything, it’s habitual, and once it’s a habit it’s no longer hard.”

― Matisyahu

“It was hard to watch, the business side is so big in the game.”

― Mats Sundin

“I didn’t even learn to play guitar until the movie ‘Walk Hard,’ which is probably fortunate because maybe I would have pursued it, and that would have been a waste of my time.”

― Matt Besser

“Making a great television show is hard enough. To also tackle F. Scott – whoa.”

― Matt Bomer

“It’s so hard for me to let go of ‘The Normal Heart.’”

― Matt Bomer

“I don’t just want to be that guy who throws hard.”

― Matt Cain

“When The Simpsons came around, there really was nothing else like it on TV. It’s hard to imagine, but when Fox first took the plunge with it, it was considered controversial to put animation on prime time.”

― Matt Groening

“It’s just hard not to listen to TV: it’s spent so much more time raising us than parents have.”

― Matt Groening

“There are many hard truths that we must face in life.”

― Matt Hardy

“It’s definitely hard when you’re putting in the work and the guy who’s starting isn’t, especially if he’s overhyped or you’re not winning. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to be that guy’s backup.”

― Matt Hasselbeck

“It’s always hard for a guy who’s been in a system for seven years and then to transition into another system.”

― Matt LaFleur

“It’s hard dealing with wins and losses.”

― Matt LaFleur

“I’ve got an extreme bias toward governors… they know what it’s like to make hard decisions. They know what it’s like to actually balance a budget – have a budget, first of all, and have a balanced budget.”

― Matt Mead

“When you’re young and dating someone, just play it safe and don’t try so hard.”

― Matt Prokop

“I like to hit hard, I like to be hit hard, and I like really competitive matches. That’s my take on pro wrestling.”

― Matt Riddle

“Everybody in wrestling is usually a pretty nice guy, they’re all just hard workers trying to get their opportunities.”

― Matt Riddle

“You don’t pick up things, get to the top of multiple industries and sports without working hard.”

― Matt Riddle

“My striking isn’t the prettiest, and I hit really hard.”

― Matt Riddle

“Wrestling is one of the hardest things, and it has nothing to do with the extremely hard physical part of it. It has to do with the psychological part of it.”

― Matt Riddle

“I’m very please to have Unai Emery as my coach. I’m convinced I’ll be able to make progress under him by working hard, which is the most important thing for me.”

― Matteo Guendouzi

“The only thing about kissing anyone on screen is that forced intimacy is never pleasant. If you don’t want to be kissing someone, it’s hard to get over that barrier, and so there’s a reluctance to be that close to someone.”

― Matthew Daddario

“If we take a hard look at what poverty is, its nature, it’s not pretty – it’s full of trauma.”

― Matthew Desmond

“When I talk to booksellers, they tell me how hard it is to hand-sell some of my books because I do keep popping around.”

― Matthew Desmond

“It’s hard making people sitting in hotel rooms interesting.”

― Matthew Heineman

“One of the worst things to come out of the Consumer Protection Board’s misleading claims is the impression that government resources are to hard to get and just aren’t available for regular people like you and I.”

― Matthew Lesko

“Romcoms are hard in a lot of ways: they’re built to be buoyant. It’s easy to demean them.”

― Matthew McConaughey

“It’s always hard when you’re working on a project, and you’re seeing it in bits and pieces, whether that be film, television, video games, animation – you only really have perspective of what you’re interacting with.”

― Matthew Mercer

“I’ve worked really physically hard, and I was never afraid of working hard as younger bloke.”

― Matthew Nable

“Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.”

― Matthew Prior

“I had a philosophy, which may have been proven right, that directing isn’t as hard as everyone says it is.”

― Matthew Vaughn

“It’s very hard to turn writers against each other, believe it or not.”

― Matthew Weiner

“We all get damned in our lives, and there are ripple effects. One thing can determine a life, and it’s hard to overcome that if the event is really traumatic. Your life is completely condemned by it.”

― Matthias Schoenaerts

“I like underdogs, I like anti-heroes – people that have a hard time overcoming things in life.”

― Matthias Schoenaerts

“Obama invented himself against all odds and repeated parental abandonment, and he worked hard to regiment his emotions. But now that can come across as imperviousness and inflexibility. He wants to run the agenda; he doesn’t want the agenda to run him. Once you become president, though, there’s no way to predict what your crises will be.”

― Maureen Dowd

“If you do not train hard you will never fulfill your potential.”

― Maurice Greene

“Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown… There’s something so hopelessly gross and vile about him it’s hard to take him seriously.”

― Maurice Sendak

“All transitions are hard. We took over a country beaten down by lies and corruption.”

― Mauricio Macri

“Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.”

― Maurizio Cattelan

“It will be hard to become the best South American striker because, from Argentina, there are lots of outstanding players.”

― Mauro Icardi

“I love hard work. If I’m not sweating, then I’m not working.”

― Max Aaron

“Some days it’s tough, and I don’t want to train my mental game, or I don’t want to train my components as hard as I used to.”

― Max Aaron

“I work very hard at each story, at every sentence.”

― Max Apple

“It is pretty hard to find the right result to a controversial issue.”

― Max Baucus

“Pilots are so hard because you have to introduce all these characters, you have to hook an audience, and an audience has such a smaller attention span than maybe they used to have.”

― Max Greenfield

“I’m working hard. I’m putting in the hard work. I’m sacrificing. I ain’t asking for no handouts. I’m going to earn everything I’m given.”

― Max Holloway

“It’s hard to go out there and protect something that you earned.”

― Max Holloway

“I’ve always found that acting has been quite a hard thing to pre-manage because so much of it is spontaneous and the circumstances so uncontrolled.”

― Max Minghella

“In the end, I think in F1 it is very hard for a girl.”

― Max Verstappen

“I find it very hard to take myself seriously.”

― Max von Sydow

“Every set is a different experience, so it’s hard to say which one’s my favorite.”

― Maxim Knight

“The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods.”

― Maxine Hong Kingston

“There is an extraordinary degree of amity among Washington poets. They hang together. You would be hard pressed to find that in Manhattan.”

― Maxine Kumin

“I have been working hard trying to implement Dodd-Frank reforms. We went through a terrible crisis in 2008. Many people lost their homes.”

― Maxine Waters

“There are things that are hard about coming from a divorced family, but having two houses is not one of those things.”

― Maya Hawke

“I never helped my kids. I was working too hard. My kids had to be responsible for themselves.”

― Maye Musk

“Poverty makes you work really hard.”

― Maye Musk

“We can all agree that first loves can be a scary thing, and that growing up is hard to do.”

― Meg Cabot

“I got more used to my own voice, but still it’s hard for me to listen to my own voice, or hear the recordings.”

― Meg White

“It’s hard listening to myself.”

― Meg White

“Regulation is strangling businesses of all sizes in California, and we’ve got to streamline regulation so it’s easy, not hard, to do business.”

― Meg Whitman

“When ‘Dare Me’ was first in development, it was hard to make the case for why it’d be interesting to anybody other than teenage girls. It’d often be treated, like, on first glance, ‘What is this? ‘Pretty Little Liars?’ ‘Mean Girls?” It never was that.”

― Megan Abbott

“Try and stay away from dairy – especially if you’re a woman! It’s really hard on your hormones.”

― Megan Fox

“I am constantly on the move, and if I experience foot discomfort, it makes my job really hard to do.”

― Megan Hilty

“Breakups are hard for anybody, and no matter how it happens or ends up, they’re just hard.”

― Megan Hilty

“I think the national team is more like a traveling circus. It’s hard to get that translation into the NWSL teams.”

― Megan Rapinoe

“We use our gadgets for distraction and entertainment. We use them to avoid work while giving the impression that we’re actually working hard.”

― Meghan Daum

“I work really hard not to have a kitsch tone to any of my work, particularly radio stuff, which sometimes goes in that direction on certain programs.”

― Meghan Daum

“When there’s so much choice, it can get overwhelming and it’s hard to make a choice.”

― Meghan Daum

“I love writing essays and articles, so it’s hard for me to resist taking assignments that inevitably pull me away from larger projects.”

― Meghan Daum

“It is really hard not to love Whoopi Goldberg.”

― Meghan McCain

“I can give anyone a hard time.”

― Megyn Kelly

“I keep my head down, my mouth shut and work hard.”

― Megyn Kelly

“I was not the only journalist to whom Trump offered gifts clearly meant to shape coverage. Many reporters have told me that Trump worked hard to offer them something fabulous – from hotel rooms to rides on his 757.”

― Megyn Kelly

“In the early ’80s, it was hard to find celebrities you can identify with if you lived in the hood. There weren’t any rap videos at the time.”

― Mekhi Phifer

“Writing is a hard gig, and it’s hard to convey a lot. That’s why scripts tend to be a little bit overwritten.”

― Mel Gibson

“It was very hard not to get utterly and wholeheartedly drawn into the stories on ‘The Gift.’”

― Mel Giedroyc

“Older audiences are hard to win over. They’re very specific in their tastes and critical of new music.”

― Melanie Fiona

“I’m taking a break from music… everyone was so mean about it and it was so hard that I wanted to die.”

― Melanie Laurent

“My Eighth District, like others, counts on these family businesses and their teams working hard to support their families and aid their communities. As retailers, these teams often bring different or unique products to the marketplace.”

― Melissa Bean

“Life doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it for ourselves a lot of the time.”

― Melissa Benoist

“Dark books do appeal to kids because they have nice, sheltered lives – and they also appeal to children who are going through pretty hard times themselves.”

― Melissa de la Cruz

“It was tough being a single mom. It was tough being in a divorce with children. Very, very hard.”

― Melissa Etheridge

“I think comedy is so specific, so hard. I’d audition for comedies and think, ‘I can’t pull this off.’”

― Melissa Fumero

“I have a husband, and babysitters; I find it hard. I find it amazing how single moms do it.”

― Melissa Peterman

“I think fame is hard in any capacity. It’s so fleeting; it’s not anything that you can really grab.”

― Melissa Rauch

“Being a teenager is as difficult as living with one. And we’ve all been there. Perhaps that’s the reason we’re so hard on them.”

― Melvin Burgess

“No matter what, you have to always keep your chest out. Sometimes it’s hard; it’s really hard.”

― Memphis Depay

“A thing hard to track is Fortune.”

― Menander

“A Soviet man is a product of invisible changes, degradation and progressive deformation. Breaking the chain of those changes is hard. Perhaps they are irreversible.”

― Merab Mamardashvili

“I worked really hard in college, and I came out a completely different person and performer than when I went in. I did the work, and I found a craft.”

― Merle Dandridge

“It’s hard being bisexual, omnisexual, multisexual, whatever you want to call it, when people have their agenda and expect you to just represent their agenda.”

― Meshell Ndegeocello

“When I guard LeBron, I used to always want him to shoot, but he would just make the right play. He’s legendary for making the right play, and it’s really hard to guard when you’re a team player.”

― Metta World Peace

“As I get older, I’m learning how to just play hard.”

― Metta World Peace

“I’ll just keep working hard and see where it takes me.”

― Metta World Peace

“Gray has this crisp, neat-as-a-pin thing going for it, whereas black seems lazy and, at the same time, like it’s trying too hard.”

― Michael Bastian

“I think the inhabitants of the past are fighting hard to keep the rents they acquired in the 20th century.”

― Michael Bennet

“Teaching is hard. It takes years to master the technically demanding work and a lot of effort to do that work well.”

― Michael Bennet

“Wal-Mart’s success strategies and tactics are easy to understand yet hard to duplicate.”

― Michael Bergdahl

“So if 1960 had occurred under the old convention system, Kennedy would have had a very hard time getting the Democratic nomination because he would have been rejected by all those people who had worked with him in Washington.”

― Michael Beschloss

“You have had presidential candidates over the last 30 years who would have had a very hard time getting nominated under the old system. One example is John Kennedy.”

― Michael Beschloss

“I haven’t seen any of the Cung Le movies, but I have seen the Cung Le Q&A that he did in San Jose, and I’ve got to say that was pretty hard to watch. That was pretty cringeworthy. Listen: stick to kicking; sticking to kicking eggs and setting Guinness World Records, because entertaining a crowd certainly isn’t your thing.”

― Michael Bisping

“I hit as hard and as fast in the first week of camp as I do in the last week of camp. So it doesn’t matter if it’s two weeks’ notice or 10 weeks’ notice.”

― Michael Bisping

“I come from the slums; I come from a hard background; I come from a poor family; and I was a soldier.”

― Michael Caine

“It is tough when you don’t play for a while and a couple of games go by when, you’ve worked hard to be ready, but then aren’t involved.”

― Michael Carrick

“He comes to this other world and he has to reinvent himself. Again, it felt natural, even though I’d been working really hard trying to come up with something.”

― Michael Chabon

“What’s going to be hard for me is to try to divorce myself as much as possible from what I wrote. I’ll have to approach it simply as raw material and try to craft a film script out of it.”

― Michael Chabon

“To deliver something deadpan is very difficult; I don’t think people know how hard those jokes are.”

― Michael Che

“Buying a company that is number one in its business is hard to do. When something is for sale, it’s often not a leader.”

― Michael Dell

“I’ve always worked hard and played hard, and I’m sure I’ll be cleaning up my act in the future.”

― Michael Douglas

“There was a time that I did ‘Up,’ ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Land of the Lost,’ and I was working on ‘Lost,’ at the same time, and that was really hard.”

― Michael Giacchino

“It’s a disease of critics that once they’ve labeled someone, it’s very hard to change their perspective. It’s laziness.”

― Michael Haneke

“It’s hard to brief in the Oval. You know, you can’t – no visual aids, hard to roll out something in front of somebody.”

― Michael Hayden

“Americans are very practical folks. Accustomed to hard choices in their own lives, they are willing to give us in intelligence a lot of slack as we make the hard choices our profession demands.”

― Michael Hayden

“An actor gets to take a nap, but the director is working hard from dawn till midnight. I’m kind of lazy.”

― Michael Horse

“I worked very hard on those movies but there was some creative connection that wasn’t being made.”

― Michael J. Fox

“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 hard to say if the NBA is hurt by the influx of younger players, but it’s definitely impacted the league.”

― Michael Jordan

“Giving consumers the choice of having it all in one big bite means different viewers are in many different places in the book, making it hard to discuss without spoiling the plot. The intervals between first-run programming provide a space for communion and that tantalizing sense of anticipation.”

― Michael K. Powell

“It’s quite hard not to cringe at your own music; you’re always a bit annoyed at some parts of it.”

― Michael Kiwanuka

“It is hard to celebrate the past in an ecumenical way, or even in a fair-minded one, apparently. The trouble with the past is not just that it’s behind us, it’s that it is not even over yet.”

― Michael Korda

“I’ve fought hard and now I’m weary to the bone.”

― Michael Landon

“It’s hard not to be in favor of taking down monsters.”

― Michael Ledeen

“I can’t tell you how hard it is to make a dark-humored movie in Hollywood.”

― Michael Lehmann

“Meat workers may have been looked down upon socially, but at least they were well-paid and were a fit and lively bunch as a result of hard, honest physical work.”

― Michael Leunig

“The Red Sox are the local scapegoats. It’s hard enough to play baseball without being the local scapegoat too.”

― Michael Lewis

“Texas has been hit especially hard this year by a continuing drought, threatening high winds and increasingly destructive range fires. Simply, these conditions have lead to extremely adverse conditions in the agriculture industry.”

― Michael McCaul

“200,000 ISIS tweets a day, 1,000 investigations in all 50 states. It’s really hard to stop all of it. But we have to get control over this Internet propaganda that is poisoning the minds of the United States.”

― Michael McCaul

“We have about 200,000 ISIS tweets per day that hit the United States. The chatter is so loud and the volume is so high that it’s a problem that’s very hard to stop and disrupt in this country.”

― Michael McCaul

“I felt a real kinship with Steve Bruner. He’s one of those guys that is so prolific that he has a hard time keeping up with himself. I’m the opposite and move at a glacial place.”

― Michael McDonald

“It’s a lot of hard work to do a weekly TV show. It’s certainly not fun.”

― Michael Moore

“I must say that in my early years, I was incredibly aggressive. I was working as hard as I could to build a business, to try to dominate a business. And I probably irritated a lot of people.”

― Michael Ovitz

“If you look at anyone at the top of their profession, there has to be something a little bit different. You have to be driven, cold, hard and mentally tough as iron.”

― Michael Owen

“I find it hard to say no to people.”

― Michael Owen

“People are still crazy about Python after twenty-five years, which I find hard to believe.”

― Michael Palin

“’Tower Heist?’ That is a movie that it’s hard not to name-drop, but, it’s a crew of five, and it’s Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, me, Matthew Broderick, and Casey Affleck. And we’re like, on a heist.”

― Michael Pena

“Acting is really scary, but it’s also challenging, fun, hard work. There’s always an element of improvisation with every actor, even when something is really scripted.”

― Michael Pitt

“It’s not that hard to eat well if you’re willing to put a little more time into it, a little more thoughtfulness into it and, yes, a little bit more money.”

― Michael Pollan

“It’s hard to learn about your parents’ courtship.”

― Michael Reagan

“I’ve always found it hard to say sorry.”

― Michael Sheen

“Reforms aimed at increasing an economy’s flexibility are always hard – and even more so at a time of weak growth – because they require eliminating protections for vested interests in the short term for the sake of greater long-term prosperity.”

― Michael Spence

“One of the things I learned from my father, and it did not serve me well at all, was that he was a successful writer, he earned a living. And it was a shock for me to find out that it was actually hard to make a living as a writer.”

― Michael Tolkin

“It’s very hard to say I’m surrealist. It’s like saying I’m poetic. It’s not something you want necessarily to be aware of.”

― Michel Gondry

“If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”

― Michelangelo

“I always worked very hard against the unconstitutional individual mandate in health care. I didn’t praise it.”

― Michele Bachmann

“I’ve learned the hard way at the national level that any erroneous statement will very quickly be magnified. So, as someone who talks for a living, I’ve learned to check, double-check and triple-check my sources.”

― Michele Bachmann

“Globalization and deindustrialization affected workers of all colors but hit African Americans particularly hard.”

― Michelle Alexander

“Because I’m pushing my body so hard already, the last thing I want to do is have music that’s really too strong, in my head.”

― Michelle Kwan

“We’re all bombarded with so many dietary messages that it’s hard to find time to sort through all this information, but we do have time to take a look at our kids’ plates.”

― Michelle Obama

“I’ve seen how the issues that come across a president’s desk are always the hard ones – the problems where no amount of data or numbers will get you to the right answer.”

― Michelle Obama

“I love that we can trust Barack to do what he says he’s going to do, even when it’s hard – especially when it’s hard.”

― Michelle Obama

“I think true wilderness can still be found, but it’s hard to reach and dangerous when you get there, which is probably why it still exists.”

― Michelle Paver

“I worked so hard for so long – I did a lot of movies. I also worked a lot when my kids were smaller, before they were in school.”

― Michelle Pfeiffer

“It’s very easy to make a viral video, but longevity and consistency, that’s hard.”

― Michelle Phan

“We’re living in an age where we should be collaborating. Because it’s the Internet now. It’s hard to say who owns what.”

― Michelle Phan

“They didn’t train me to be in the ring for five and a half hours punching air. So, it was hard, I had to get some body contact in there somewhere, it was mostly body shots and stuff. I had no clue, really.”

― Michelle Rodriguez

“It’s hard to make a joke out of someone that’s a joke.”

― Michelle Wolf

“I kick and punch quite hard, and it surprises people.”

― Michelle Yeoh

“In one take, I had to do 24 combat sequences, which is hard. It makes you think, ‘I’d better get on my toes again.’”

― Michelle Yeoh

“I find it hard to write in the first person.”

― Michiko Kakutani

“Conte is a manager who works very hard and likes people to work hard for him as well.”

― Michy Batshuayi

“Every penny we spend comes from the taxpayer. We thus owe it to the taxpayer to work as hard managing that money wisely as the taxpayer must do to earn it in the first place.”

― Mick Mulvaney

“It’s a miracle that David Bowie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop are actually still alive today, given how hard they lived.”

― Mick Rock

“I come from a violent background. So I became hard. I realised that I had made myself that way to deal with a feeling of abandonment and shame.”

― Mickey Rourke

“I spent so long studying really hard to become a fine actor, but threw it all away because I got the adulation and the fame so easily.”

― Mickey Rourke

“A reputation is really hard to live down.”

― Mickey Rourke

“I always felt that if I did the right thing, that if I trained hard and worked hard, I’d be rewarded somehow.”

― Micky Ward

“Got to play, man. Got to play hard.”

― Miguel Cabrera

“When you leave your country, it’s hard to leave your family over there. My whole family is in Venezuela.”

― Miguel Cabrera

“When you see a guy play hard, it’s kind of like you want to follow him.”

― Miguel Cabrera

“To its credit, hip-hop is my favorite genre, to this day, and it’s hard not to be influenced by the culture and by the movement of it and by the soul of it.”

― Miguel

“It rained a lot in New Hampshire, and when I skied, the snow was icy and hard, and the mountains were small.”

― Mikaela Shiffrin

“I like it when hard work pays off.”

― Mikaela Shiffrin

“I got out of school in 2000, and I always wanted to be on ‘This American Life,’ since I first started telling stories. And that, I mean, that show is a little bit of a fortress. It’s really hard to get stuff on that show.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“Civil rights cases are hard to win.”

― Mike Cernovich

“Before I starred in ‘Million Dollar Baby,’ I wasn’t really a boxer. I just worked hard to learn as much as I could before we were there on set.”

― Mike Colter

“I think it’s a tremendous opportunity, particularly given the complexion of the overall voter structure in California. It’s very hard for a Republican to get elected.”

― Mike Curb

“When you start rhyming, it’s hard to find things that rhyme with Yauch, Horovitz and Diamond.”

― Mike D

“It’s really hard to find a lot of things that rhyme with Michael Diamond.”

― Mike D

“Whether you’re praying, meditating, you’re getting silent, relaxing your mind… and you definitely want to train hard – in the weight room, on the track. You need to do all of it.”

― Mike Daniels

“I’m hard on myself.”

― Mike Daniels

“It’s awfully hard to get into the head of a liberal. Instead of logic and reason, they are drawn to emotions and feelings.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The effort required by your endeavor now is not as hard as dealing with your regret later.”

― Mike Hawkins

“At some shows, the set list gets changed while we are on stage. I know Ed thinks about the set very hard throughout the day in order to make the best show possible for the fans and for us.”

― Mike McCready

“It’s hard enough just staying in the present. I can’t tell you what’s going to happen tomorrow.”

― Mike McCready

“I’ve always known that I love directing but I was really aware of it while making ‘Beginners.’ I am my happiest when I’m on set directing. I am also my kindest. When the actors get in front of the camera, it makes them very vulnerable. I am so in love with them for trying so hard.”

― Mike Mills

“Stand-up comedy is a very hard thing on the spirit. There are people who transcend it, like Jack Benny and Steve Martin, but in its essence, it’s soul-destroying. It tends to turn people into control freaks.”

― Mike Nichols

“I spent my whole life working hard.”

― Mike Pompeo

“I try to tell the truth in my lyrics; write good melodies and make hard beats. So, basically, I just combine hip-hop with melody. That’s how I classify myself.”

― Mike Posner

“It’s always hard for an artist from the U.K. to break into the United States. It’s especially harder for a rapper because hip-hop is such an American art form.”

― Mike Posner

“I do believe that the majority of elected officials worked very hard and their heart is in the right place.”

― Mike Quigley

“It is hard to imagine 10 years is not quite long enough to learn a lesson.”

― Mike Rogers

“I am proud that we worked so hard to improve seniors’ lives.”

― Mike Rogers

“While I have worked hard to bring folks to the middle to craft common-sense solutions to the many problems that confront our nation, Washington is mired in gridlock, gamesmanship and constant partisan bickering.”

― Mike Ross

“Seventy percent of what I write, I throw out. I can write very easily, but writing original things is the hard bit.”

― Mike Rutherford

“I know how hard it is to be a woman, especially a black woman.”

― Mike Tyson

“My favorite thing is being able to follow my inspiration, and the freedom of being a writer is hard to beat.”

― Mike White

“I shot with it a lot. I still do now. That is why I am hard of hearing.”

― Mikhail Kalashnikov

“It’s hard to get to the right position, to be somebody who is commercially successful and critically acclaimed. That’s the sweet spot.”

― Miles Teller

“I feel very lucky. My family and I have worked hard, and I feel very grateful.”

― Millie Bobby Brown

“Who cares if you get last place. This is the Olympics. Making it is the hard part.”

― Mirai Nagasu

“Getting to the Olympics was the hard part.”

― Mirai Nagasu

“When I started not training as hard and doing what I needed to do, everyone else improved without me improving.”

― Mirai Nagasu

“The road is hard, and you have to get accustomed to it.”

― Miranda Lambert

“It is hard sometimes to see how other actors are working when you are working with them.”

― Miranda Otto

“It was hard to be away from home, but I am glad that I am home now.”

― Miriam Makeba

“It’s really hard being old – it’s horrible.”

― Miriam Margolyes

“It’s very hard to talk about Palestine to Jewish people – they see me as a betrayer.”

― Miriam Margolyes

“The best feeling in the world is a hard workout, a shower, and a protein shake.”

― Mirko Cro Cop

“The only ‘special supplements’ I’m using is two hard and bloody trainings per day, five days a week.”

― Mirko Cro Cop

“The UFC has been so good to me over the years, and it is hard to leave this company and this sport.”

― Mirko Cro Cop

“I’m certainly not a hard liner, that’s clear.”

― Miroslav Lajcak

“I have a career, I worked so hard for it.”

― Mischa Barton

“Modeling is just one of those things that goes along with acting. When it’s offered, it’s hard to say no, because it’s fun.”

― Mischa Barton

“I think it’s hard for Aaliyah to be duplicated, because she had her own lane.”

― Missy Elliott

“I don’t want to get caught up and be an artist always on the go. Because once you do that, it’s hard to get into the studio and do what I do.”

― Missy Elliott

“It’s hard to be the one that stands out when, you know, in a ballet company, you’re trying to create unison and uniform when you’re in a corps de ballet.”

― Misty Copeland

“Old ways of thinking die hard, particularly when they were weaned by legally enforced monopolies.”

― Mitch Kapor

“We worked very hard to make extensions very simple.”

― Mitchell Baker

“I like Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor. They are amazing and very hard working when it comes to dance.”

― Mithun Chakraborty

“I would say the film world has stopped operating as one. We have divided it into Hindi movies, Bengali movies, Tamil movies and so on. Earlier, there was only one channel and we all knew what was going on. Today, it is hard to keep track of programmes due to the advent of regional channels.”

― Mithun Chakraborty

“Pop artists work really hard, and they might not work for the same things that indie artists do, but they’re still musicians, and they’re still making art.”

― Mitski

“Ah, it’s too hard to pick a favorite president. It really is. It’s like picking your favorite from a box of chocolates – I love all of them.”

― Mitt Romney

“I looked at the race, and I said, ‘Look. Hillary Clinton is going to be hard to beat.’ Another bad prediction on my part, because she’s turned out a lot weaker than I thought.”

― Mitt Romney

“It’s hard to talk about yourself onstage and be sincere about it.”

― Mitzi Gaynor

“The only way to do something in depth is to work hard.”

― Miuccia Prada

“As an athlete, you can train for so many years to be a 5K/10K runner. That’s who you are, and it’s hard to change that. Not using that technique – almost like a sprint – that’s when you have to loosen up and just save as much energy as you can.”

― Mo Farah

“It’s hard, and I don’t always get to see my kids. I will never catch up on that time I’ve missed.”

― Mo Farah

“I truly believe motivation is internal, but there are so many things that happen externally, and it’s hard to not pick that up as motivation.”

― Mohamed Bamba

“There are things that I need to do better, and I need to get to a point where it’s hard to not have me on the court.”

― Mohamed Bamba

“It is hard to imagine that, having downgraded the US, S & P will not follow suit on at least one of the other members of the dwindling club of sovereign AAAs. If this were to materialise and involve a country like France, for example, it could complicate the already fragile efforts by Europe to rescue countries in its periphery.”

― Mohamed El-Erian

“I want to be the best Egyptian ever, so I work hard.”

― Mohamed Salah

“Many of us forget who we were before we became cricketers. I remember how hard I tried to get an autograph when I was young.”

― Mohammad Azharuddin

“It is hard work composing a song for a film and showing it to makers: 50% of the tune remains the same, and the remaining 50% is changed to suit the script.”

― Mohit Chauhan

“I have a hard time getting past the day without the nap, so the nap is a must.”

― Mohnish Pabrai

“There is a huge sense of loneliness as people leave villages and move to cities. It’s hard to find that human connection as you move away from where you started.”

― Mohsin Hamid

“The danger of the blogosphere is reading only those you agree with. While there are right-wing blogs that are entertaining freak shows, it’s hard to find substantial journalism there.”

― Molly Ivins

“We must make sure #MeToo breaks the race, class, gender, and faith lines that make it so hard for marginalized people to be heard.”

― Mona Eltahawy

“There are some people who are always on the run, so much so that they find it hard to fit in the study of God’s word.”

― Monica Johnson

“You recognize the truth because sometimes it’s hard to swallow, but if you hold it in your mouth, refusing to eat it, you are going to choke.”

― Monica Johnson

“Don’t be afraid to fail. For the love of God, don’t be afraid to fail, because you’re going to fail. So try to fail as hard as you can is what I would say, because you’re always going to get up and you’re going to learn something from it.”

― Monica Raymund

“Performing is my passion. Being onstage is at once exhilarating, beguiling, and fulfilling. But it’s hard.”

― Monica Raymund

“’True School’ is one great big reminder. It’s a reminder to everybody in that middle school bracket that was in school when playing hard to get was out.”

― Monie Love

“There are actors that come in and do a fight sequence, but when they have to fall on the ground or take a tag to the belly a bit too hard, they’re shocked at how real it is.”

― Monique Ganderton

“It’s hard to keep family life and workplace separated.”

― Monique Lhuillier

“I played for Almendares in Cuba. Guess who was trying out for the team? Castro. Fidel Castro, as a pitcher. He could throw pretty hard, but he was wild. He didn’t have any control.”

― Monte Irvin

“It’s hard to compare. Different times, different players. The administration four years ago did not have 9/11. I could tell you this; this particular administration was better suited to handle that than the former.”

― Montel Williams

“With a toddler, chilling out is hard to do.”

― Morena Baccarin

“I can’t complain. I’m making a living out of what I do, which is really rare for a lot of actors. The hard part is staying confident and staying with it.”

― Morena Baccarin

“I try hard to look hip but ladylike; current, but not like I’m trying to be 16.”

― Morgan Fairchild

“’Homeland’ is intense, and I think it would be a hard show to watch if it were intense for 60 straight minutes.”

― Morgan Saylor

“It’s hard to think what should make your blood boil more – what happened to Billy Ray or what didn’t happen to those who abused him. It’s something we can’t ignore.”

― Morris Dees

“We had to leave Norway and go where it was all happening, which was London. We loved it there, but it was hard. We had no money – we were literally starving. It started to get ugly.”

― Morten Harket

“The pin-up thing took us completely by surprise. I found it hard because I got singled out, and I didn’t like it. There was a lot of disillusionment.”

― Morten Harket

“Except for the projects in Israel, my being Israeli has contributed negatively to my global activity. It is hard for me, for example, to get projects in the Persian Gulf emirates.”

― Moshe Safdie

“Now that I’m gettin’ old enough to get some money, I’d like to have some money. I don’t get much made, I need to conquer a big chunk of money. Not quit playin’ but quit playin’ so hard.”

― Muddy Waters

“We will encourage our countrymen to stay at home, work hard, and make a respectable living at home.”

― Muhammadu Buhari

“I’m a singer and a songwriter. It’s hard to describe what I sound like when I sing.”

― Murray Head

“Out of the bitter experiences of the panic of 1819 emerged the beginnings of the Jacksonian movement, dedicated to hard money, the eradication of fractional reserve banking in general, and of the Bank of the United States in particular.”

― Murray Rothbard

“I like dressing in designer clothes, and it’s hard to buy them if you are overweight. And I got tired of, like, going in the stores, and then it was like I couldn’t fit in anything. And overall, I wanted to be healthy.”

― Mustard

“Make sure, if you’re willing to say something, that you worked hard enough and prepared well enough to back those things up.”

― Myles Garrett

“It’s hard out here for a fantasy writer, after all; there’s all these ‘rules’ I’m supposed to follow, or the Fantasy Police might come and make me do hard labor in the Cold Iron Mines.”

― N. K. Jemisin

“There is no denying that downsizing can happen when a company receives private equity funding. It is unfortunate and hard on everyone who is affected.”

― N. Robert Hammer

“It’s very hard to get to the top. It’s hardest to stay at the top.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“People assume a lot of things about gymnasts – that the girls work too hard, it’s way too much for them, they are too young to work so hard.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“For me, every other actor is a threat, and it makes me work hard.”

― Naga Chaitanya

“Giving subsidies is a two-edged sword. Once you give it, it’s very hard to take away subsidies. There’s a political cost to taking away subsidies.”

― Najib Razak

“It’s hard to think of any tool, any instrument, any object in history with which so many developed so close a relationship so quickly as we have with our phones.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“Presidents make their hard decisions and then abide forever with their mistakes and regrets.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“I didn’t just want to be Frank’s daughter who sang Boots. I take my music very seriously and studied very hard. It’s not a joke to me.”

― Nancy Sinatra

“What Jimmy Page did was pretty inspiring for guitar players. He married a lot of acoustic elements into hard rock. The kind of chords he used were very left of center, with a lot of dissonance – I absorbed that like a sponge. It’s all over the music I write, always.”

― Nancy Wilson

“They’re hard to come by, good producers.”

― Nancy Wilson

“Games don’t cause racism. But the real-time chat makes nasty comments hard to moderate and easy to spread.”

― Naomi Alderman

“I work very hard and I’m worth every cent.”

― Naomi Campbell

“It’s really, really hard to get in rooms with people you don’t usually work with and try to find common ground.”

― Naomi Klein

“Sometimes I do have to find out things the hard way.”

― Naomi

“It’s definitely hard being taken from your dream, especially when you’re trying to accomplish something.”

― Naomi

“Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“I have worked hard since my childhood and worked as a labourer. I put my mind and heart into it.”

― Narendra Modi

“I know I’m not the consummate Bollywood heroine. But I’m working hard on it.”

― Nargis Fakhri

“I’m going to take Barrera out in devastating style with unbelievably hard shots. He’s tailor-made for me, and I will fit him with a suit to wear on the canvas.”

― Naseem Hamed

“There’s so much hocus-pocus about acting styles; there’s too much mysticism attached to it. But it’s a craft like any other – it’s something you have to work hard at.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“The Supreme Court is having a hard time integrating schools. What chance do I have to integrate audiences?”

― Nat King Cole

“I definitely feel excited to be able to put really hard beats – like hip-hop beats – behind my music, more than I did before.”

― Natalia Kills

“It’s a hard life… but if I could, I would do it all again.”

― Natalia Makarova

“It’s hard to be in the shadow of a Beyonce.”

― Natalie Cole

“I go out there and train as hard as anybody else.”

― Natalie du Toit

“When I’m working, I have a hard time switching off, and when I’m not working, I have a hard time thinking of ever wanting to work again.”

― Natalie Massenet

“People always ask is it hard being an entrepreneur and a mum, and the answer is ‘yes.’”

― Natalie Massenet

“I would say I’d rather dig a ditch, you know, do hard, manual labor than write lyrics.”

― Natalie Merchant

“I was definitely different from the other kids… I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked really hard. I was a very serious kid.”

― Natalie Portman

“I’m pretty hard on myself in general.”

― Natalie Portman

“I don’t think I’m the most talented musician or the best singer, but I work really, really hard.”

― Natalie Prass

“I try as hard as I can to write from a personal place and be genuine.”

― Natalie Prass

“Outside of ‘Justified,’ I do like to keep it to comedy. When I’m not there, I try to seek out stuff that sort of more along the lighter fare. I have more fun on those sets than I do on drama sets just because when it’s heavy, it’s heavy, and it’s hard to get away from it.”

― Natalie Zea

“Growing up, I had no idea just how hard my dad worked to make it all work.”

― Natalya Neidhart

“I’m very honest in my music and I’m often asked to explain the lyrics; as an introvert, I find that quite hard. And I always wear high heels on stage, which can be painful.”

― Natasha Bedingfield

“The music technology scene is changing so fast it’s hard to keep up.”

― Natasha Bedingfield

“I love hard punch lines, and I like anything that has a strong point of view.”

― Natasha Leggero

“Triples are hard. Triple axel is just not my jump. Quads are really my thing.”

― Nathan Chen

“Just being here at the Olympics is pretty incredible in itself. Seeing the unity of the athletes and to see how everyone has worked so hard to get here – and we are all so excited to be here – it’s awesome to be able to experience it.”

― Nathan Chen

“We were all just taught to work as hard as we could, use these opportunities to advance, and just really appreciate all that we had.”

― Nathan Chen

“It’s very hard for individual inventors to get paid. For the same reason that private equity is valuable – broadly, that’s a good thing – in the case of patents, many that own them aren’t in a good position to take the next step.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“It’s really hard to compete with Apple on pure coolness, and if you do, you’re probably going to use some of the things they pioneered.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”

― Nathaniel Hawthorne

“For my first role, I had to audition five times. I’ve gotten a lot of no’s and rejections. But I just had to keep working hard. I took classes; I worked on my craft and continued to work with an acting coach and just didn’t give up on myself.”

― Naturi Naughton

“Entrepreneurship is really hard and painful – I’m not sure I’d recommend it for anyone who can’t handle the extreme stress.”

― Naval Ravikant

“They were both academics, but my dad had to get a job on the railway, and my mum had to get a job in the Post Office. It was pretty hard in terms of the racism they had to endure.”

― Naveen Andrews

“As an Indian company, to go outside India and motivate people, have them align to our vision, and get them excited about what an Indian company can do was a hard thing to pull off.”

― Naveen Tewari

“In a market where funding is hard to come by, if you’re scaled already, then you are in a brilliant position because nobody is going to catch up with you.”

― Naveen Tewari

“The easier it looks on screen, the more hard work goes into making it so.”

― Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“I am very confident about my work because I have worked very hard.”

― Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“I don’t want to take names, but there are some people who get everything served on a platter. This is a movie, this is your role, and you have to do it. Some people have to strive so hard to reach where they have and want to.”

― Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“I find it’s really hard for anybody to meet anyone. I’m not big on dates anyways. I still have to work that out.”

― Naya Rivera

“With Jay-Z, it’s hard not to be amazing.”

― Ne-Yo

“The upshot of the Nixon tapes case was that any president is going to have an extremely hard time resisting a request from a law enforcement officer.”

― Neal Katyal

“With four kids, it’s hard to watch anything other than ‘Sesame Street.’”

― Neal McDonough

“The simile has to match the tone of its surroundings and has to be like a little joke. Writing a simile that isn’t funny on some level is quite hard.”

― Ned Beauman

“Julie’ is very close to my heart. I have worked really hard for it.”

― Neha Dhupia

“Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that’s when something snaps up and bites you.”

― Neil Armstrong

“It’s not as if I can just pop on my show and be rude if I’ve had a hard day.”

― Neil Cavuto

“I’m lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.”

― Neil Diamond

“I’ve also worked hard portraying an Ireland which is fast disappearing. Ireland was a very depressed and difficult place in the 1980s, and I’ve tried to include that in the script. I worked really hard to find the heart of the book.”

― Neil Jordan

“It’s hard to know whether certain characters come to life or not, they either come to have their own life or they don’t. I’ve written many things in which the characters just remain inert.”

― Neil Jordan

“Before babies, I worked very hard to make sure I understood my surroundings and figured out where I fit in the world, whether it was at work or in a social situation.”

― Neil Patrick Harris

“I want to be an improviser, and I’ve worked very hard at that. It’s an art. You don’t just play whatever comes into your head; you have to be very deliberate about what you do.”

― Neil Peart

“All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don’t subscribe to any of that. It’s all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the ’70s sounds nothing like the stuff from the ’80s, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the ’90s. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music?”

― Neil Young

“Garry Shandling’s stand-up specials were masterpieces of tightly crafted stories that delivered both hard jokes and hard truths. He was neurotic and self-deprecating, and his observations on life cut deep.”

― Nell Scovell

“The focus on male politicians extends beyond clothes, legs, and pretty faces. It’s hard to find an article about former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich that doesn’t mention his mop.”

― Nell Scovell

“Hollywood is hard on everyone, but it really is harder on women and people of color.”

― Nell Scovell

“The Premier League is not easy for young players because it is very hard, very tough. Most of the players are very tall.”

― Nemanja Matic

“It is only through hard work and awareness that we can truly own our identity.”

― Neri Oxman

“Dancing is hard on all bodies, but I particularly kept getting injured.”

― Neve Campbell

“I’m going to be the nominee. It’s very hard not to look at the recent polls and think that the odds are very high I’m going to be the nominee.”

― Newt Gingrich

“There is no question that at times in my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about my country, that I worked far too hard and that things happened in my life that were not appropriate.”

― Newt Gingrich

“Philosophically, I am very different from normal politicians, and normal consultants found that very hard to deal with.”

― Newt Gingrich

“When we lose, we don’t have to change everything but correct things by working hard.”

― Neymar

“I respect his decisions, but football without Messi is not football. It is very hard to imagine football without him.”

― Neymar

“I’ve always said I learned to defend myself from an opponent coming for a hard hit. Tricks are part of my repertoire; I use them to try to get past my opponents, but the objective is always to score goals.”

― Neymar

“Nia Jax is bringing a whole different message to the ‘Women’s Evolution.’ Yes, we are athletic. Yes, we can go just as hard as the men, but women come in all different shapes and sizes.”

― Nia Jax

“It’s hard to propose a $100 laptop for a world community of kids and then not say in the same breath that you’re going to depend on the community to make software for it.”

― Nicholas Negroponte

“I really practiced hard and got to a certain level of technical proficiency. I overcame some of my limitations. I was a hard-working, dedicated bassoonist, but I have to say I’m not a natural musician.”

― Nicholson Baker

“I was very shy and somewhat awkward. I studied too hard. And to have this exciting dorm life was a whole new thing.”

― Nicholson Baker

“Give them a big hug. He’s your old man – why is it so hard?”

― Nick Cummins

“Yes, you are under surveillance. Yes, it is odious. Yes, it should bother you. And yes, it’s hard to know how to avoid it.”

― Nick Harkaway

“I think part of the beauty of being a pop phenomenon is that you’re going 1,000 miles per hour, and it’s all happening – and that’s also the hard part about it.”

― Nick Jonas

“I work very hard on getting the songs as direct and examined as I can before I go in the studio.”

― Nick Lowe

“I know that I work hard for the things that I do, and I really go to the places that I report on.”

― Nick McDonell

“You know, it’s hard to beat bacon at anytime of day. But I also am a big fan of corned beef hash.”

― Nick Offerman

“The nice thing about animation is that you can realise your inventions without understanding all the hard theory.”

― Nick Park

“Our players get scrutinized pretty hard at Alabama.”

― Nick Saban

“The total impact of the Tory/Liberal tax, welfare and public spending changes has hit the poorest 10% in society disproportionately hard – and women have been affected even more badly than men.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“It is hard to overstate the economic importance of the U.S.A. to Scotland, and that makes it essential that we engage with companies and potential investors and get the message across that we are open for business.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“Because of lower life expectancy in Scotland – something that we are working hard to improve – the average woman will get £11,000 less in pension payments than counterparts in the rest of the U.K., even though she will pay exactly the same in contributions.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“Many hard working people in low paid jobs get housing benefit.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“Once I was asked to do celebrity rowing, where they taught people who had been to Oxford or Cambridge to row against each other. That sounded like too much hard work: really early mornings and having to be quite fit, which I’m not.”

― Nicola Walker

“Film acting is one of the only industries where you’re criticized for working hard. In any other industry, it’s considered a quality and something to behold.”

― Nicolas Cage

“L.A. films are hard to define compared to New York films because New York films are their own subgenre, in a way. L.A. is more transparent.”

― Nicolas Winding Refn

“I would love to make a kids’ movie. But they are very hard to make.”

― Nicolas Winding Refn

“I really like Beyonce. She’s a perfectionist who works really hard on each and every performance.”

― Nicole Byer

“It’s so hard for me to insult people.”

― Nicole Byer

“Study hard, but party harder.”

― Nicole Polizzi

“A lot of songs are empowering because everybody who has been through a hard time in a relationship or in their lives can relate to it.”

― Nicole Scherzinger

“The great and the good will decide what is good for us and make sure that we get what is good for us, good and hard.”

― Nigel Farage

“As the resignation letter which I wrote to the Prime Minister clearly implies, it was not the outcome I sought, but it is one that I accept without rancour, despite what might be described as the hard landing involved.”

― Nigel Lawson

“We train very hard under windy conditions. I’ve actually walked a wire in my backyard with 90-mile-an-hour winds.”

― Nik Wallenda

“We’re here in this women’s revolution – we’re in this women’s empowerment movement worldwide – and, if anything, women should stick up for each other and be like, ‘No, she deserves everything she has, and she’s worked hard as a woman.’”

― Nikki Bella

“Women are taking the main stage. They are center stage, and they’re setting all these records and making history, and I want I be a part of that. I’ve worked so hard to be a part of that.”

― Nikki Bella

“We’re going to fight hard on this. We’re going to push hard – not just on North Korea; we’re going to push hard on other countries who are not abiding by the resolutions and not abiding by the sanctions against North Korea.”

― Nikki Haley

“We’re going to push hard against China because 90 percent of the trade that happens with North Korea is from China, and so, while they have been helpful, they need to do more.”

― Nikki Haley

“With girls, friendships are hard because you have to learn to get to a maturity level to love them but not want to be them.”

― Nikki Reed

“Addiction is a really hard thing to kick.”

― Nikki Sixx

“It’s hard to find vehicles for your music.”

― Nikki Sixx

“I can’t stand people who try too hard.”

― Nikki Sixx

“It’s extremely hard to build a company with a product that everyone loves, is free and has no business model, and then to innovate a business model. I did that with Kazaa, had half a billion downloads but that wasn’t a sustainable business.”

― Niklas Zennstrom

“People think that models don’t eat. We do eat. Or at least I do. I just work really hard to stay in shape.”

― Nina Agdal

“After going to Australia, it’s hard to go anywhere after that. I want to move there. I’m obsessed with it.”

― Nina Dobrev

“Scratch the surface at conservative think tanks and universities that house free-market economists, and it’s not hard to find proponents of a carbon tax.”

― Nina Easton

“Disability has become a form of permanent welfare for a lot of folks. It’s not that hard to prove a mental illness or mental issues or pain issues.”

― Nina Easton

“It’s interesting because we live in a country where the obesity is so enormous. And then the reflection on the runways is girls that are so thin. So there’s two extremes that are almost like a reflection of themselves, and it’s very hard to be in the middle with girls that are just healthy.”

― Nina Garcia

“I usually try to go for meals that aren’t heavy when I’m playing for a long time. I’ll try to stay away from carbing up too hard – so I avoid pastas.”

― Ninja

“I worked hard to complete my medal collection.”

― Nino Schurter

“I worked hard to get stronger and better, and I’m really happy and satisfied.”

― Nino Schurter

“Don Draper-style advertising is really only available to the biggest brands out there. It’s only commodity goods that use those kind of messages because they have to differentiate goods that are really hard to differentiate between – Shell gasoline versus Exxon, Coke versus Pepsi, Sprint versus T-Mobile, it’s all the same thing!”

― Nir Eyal

“I watch movies all the time, so it’s hard to pick certain specific directors that have inspired me in the aggregate.”

― Noah Baumbach

“Chemistry is one of those things: it’s hard to nail down what it is or how you get it.”

― Noah Centineo

“Lunchtime is hard when you don’t have a lot of friends.”

― Noah Cyrus

“It is often noted that it can be hard for democracies to fight wars because of changing public opinion.”

― Noah Feldman

“It’s not hard to figure out when you’re not welcome.”

― Noelle Stevenson

“It’s hard; this business of acting is hard.”

― Noma Dumezweni

“I’ve got my head down, working hard, while others are chasing other frivolous things.”

― Nora Fatehi

“All company bosses want a policy on corporate social responsibility. The positive effect is hard to quantify, but the negative consequences of a disaster are enormous.”

― Noreena Hertz

“It’s extremely hard work keeping fresh.”

― Norm Crosby

“But no, I’ve just been very lucky. But I’ve worked hard, and the harder you work, the luckier you seem to get.”

― Norman Wisdom

“It is challenging and hard not to accept all stereotypical roles that get thrown your way. For me, I’ve been really, really lucky because I have been able to play a lot of different parts.”

― Noureen DeWulf

“When you are in this business and this career, it’s hard for any one thing to engulf you.”

― Nuno Bettencourt

“It’s hard to know exactly what it sounds like to me. I’m in the studio and I write it. and that’s it.”

― Nuno Bettencourt

“It’s very hard to rank performances. It’s very difficult, and it doesn’t really matter if you rank performances.”

― Nuno Espirito Santo

“After working so hard in ‘PKP 1,’ I made a space for myself in the film world. Why would I give it away to somebody else? Shouldn’t I be benefitted from that image if I have created something for myself?”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“It is not necessary that the scion of a singing family, even if he sings, can excel in it. In order to reach his peak he has to work very, very hard.”

― Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

“When one loves one’s Art no service seems too hard.”

― O. Henry

“Love is a hard thing to turn your back on.”

― O. T. Fagbenle

“Let me tell you, my career went from zero to 900. Its hard keeping up with that pace, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world.”

― Octavia Spencer

“There are so few roles out there. And even if it is a film that could be led by a black actress, how many times is that film going to get funded? Let’s just be real. But it’s not just black people. It’s Asians, it’s Hispanic people if you’re not Salma Hayek. It’s hard. It’s hard to get films funded.”

― Octavia Spencer

“It has always surprised me that in a world of relations as hard as that of the United States, cordiality constantly springs out like water from an unstanchable fountain.”

― Octavio Paz

“In 2013, I had the chance to try cross-country skiing on snow and just fell in love with being in nature and how hard it was to pick up the sport. And the snow is sparkly.”

― Oksana Masters

“I would say this is not negative this is h, a hard part in gymnastics. You can’t eat, whatever you want to eat. And what kind of meal you’re supposed to have, you can’t.”

― Olga Korbut

“How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper.”

― Olive Schreiner

“Parent hard, play hard. That’s my philosophy.”

― Oliver Hudson

“The old series of sittings with Mrs. Piper convinced me of survival for reasons which I should find it hard to formulate in any strict fashion, but that was their distinct effect.”

― Oliver Joseph Lodge

“I’ve done more than 70 auditions in about four years. Early on, it was hard for me because I’d become so attached to these characters, and then you’d be told, ‘No.’ I’d get very upset when I was younger. But now it comes with the territory.”

― Olivia DeJonge

“I have certain values. I know where I come from. I am a hard worker. I’m conscious of my luck.”

― Olivier Giroud

“That’s why I love the Premier League – it’s the best championship; it is very hard.”

― Olivier Giroud

“I work hard in training to be ready.”

― Olivier Giroud

“It’s such a hard thing to write a song for your fans without sounding naff and thanking them for spending money on you.”

― Olly Murs

“As a politician, I worked very, very hard in order to maintain the unity of our country. That was my aim.”

― Omar al-Bashir

“Actors are intelligent. Yet, many of them do not communicate well. That’s what makes it so hard to have a relationship with one.”

― Omari Hardwick

“Look at how hard it was to get to where I am. It doesn’t make sense to give it up.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“The mechanical loom and the calculator have shown us that technology is both disruptive and filled with opportunities. But it would be hard to find a decent argument that we would have been better off without these inventions.”

― Oren Etzioni

“It’s hard to solo when you’re walking around, especially when you’re in Michael Jackson’s presence. There are easier things in life to do.”

― Orianthi

“Working is hard and distracts from having fun.”

― Orson Scott Card

“I started playing guitar at, like, 12 or 13 and just rock bands mostly. I had a punk rock band and hard core bands and all that.”

― Oscar Isaac

“Right angles don’t attract me. Nor straight, hard and inflexible lines created by man.”

― Oscar Niemeyer

“I work very hard at my game.”

― Oscar Taveras

“When I started writing it was kind of hard getting people to do my stuff. They’ say they couldn’t do my style.”

― Otis Blackwell

“I’ve always really enjoyed sharing my work with others. I find it really hard if I don’t think the work will exist outside of my own apartment.”

― Ottessa Moshfegh

“It is a warning to all those who may think about becoming involved with a terrorist network, people who are willing to destroy their own lives are hard to deter.”

― Otto Schily

“I’ve fought hard to get where I am.”

― Ousmane Dembele

“The Liga is a tough league, but I’m inspired by players like Neymar and Messi. You have to work very hard to reproduce what they do, especially Neymar.”

― Ousmane Dembele

“The perks of working in Japan are that you might go for two weeks every three or four months, so you do work an abbreviated schedule. But you really make up for the abbreviated schedule by how hard you have to fight, how much you’ve got to be in shape.”

― Owen Hart

“It’s hard to pick out one particular wrestler.”

― Owen Hart

“I was pretty naive about how hard it would be to get out from under the family name. Not that I’m complaining.”

― Owen King

“All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don’t subscribe to any of that. It’s all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music?”

― Ozzy Osbourne

“Pakistan is not a rogue state, but it harbours and covertly supports rogue elements. While war is not the answer, hard or coercive diplomacy could be.”

― P. Chidambaram

“It’s hard to be serious in life.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Why is Iraq so easy to harm and so hard to help?”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“America is not doctrinaire. It’s hard for an American politician to come up with an ideological position that is permanently unforgivable.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Fame and fortune are as hard to find as a lightning strike.”

― P. N. Elrod

“Hard work is the key for success.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“I have to keep moving and keep working hard.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“It is hard to lose for everybody.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“I’m not selfish. I am where I am because I have worked very hard and have always done my job.”

― Pablo Sandoval

“If it’s going to go my way, it’s going to go my way. I have to keep working hard.”

― Pablo Sandoval

“It was one of those things that I set forth as a goal after my surgery. I have been working very hard with the trainers and the team personnel.”

― Pablo Sandoval

“Acting is a hard way to make a living, and there’s a kind of dark, somewhat seedy side to the whole aspect of fame and celebrity that’s not really something I would want for my child – or want him to want, if that makes any sense.”

― Pablo Schreiber

“I find it really hard to be close to anybody.”

― Paige

“I started traveling around the world by myself by the time I got to 14. I worked really hard because I knew what my goal was, which was to be in WWE.”

― Paige

“I was in culinary school for a little while, but it was just too hard to cut weight and cook at the same time.”

― Paige VanZant

“How hard or easy it is to raise kids, especially while working, is a big part of people’s well-being everywhere.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“It is very hard to find a good defender who is strong and good with the ball. Very hard.”

― Paolo Maldini

“San Siro is a tricky stadium. If you have the right personality, it helps you. But if you don’t have the right personality, it can be very hard to play in San Siro.”

― Paolo Maldini

“Once Liverpool go ahead, they are dangerous because it becomes hard to find space to break them down, especially if you are not playing all that brilliantly.”

― Paolo Maldini

“My parents worked very hard for me and my sister.”

― Paolo Nutini

“There are girls who look stunning on screen. I don’t think I look stunning, but I am working hard.”

― Parineeti Chopra

“I feel like my story could hopefully inspire others who’ve faced hard times.”

― PartyNextDoor

“I was like, ‘Okay, cool, I’ma learn how to produce my own beats,’ and I stuck to it. Now, it’s hard to even take a beat from anyone else.”

― PartyNextDoor

“If one of my players ever wants to hit me, he better do it really hard because otherwise, I’ll find a rock, a stick, or a piece of wood – and believe me, it’s gonna be a brawl.”

― Pat Burns

“I have to really work hard at my craft.”

― Pat McAfee

“I saw A Hard Day’s Night 12 or 13 times.”

― Pat Metheny

“I didn’t know what it was not to work hard as I grew up.”

― Pat Nixon

“My friend Jerry Falwell was the one who said it, and he was a guest on my show, and it’s hard to take the blame for everybody who shows up on your show.”

― Pat Robertson

“In Hollywood, nobody knows how much everyone is making. It’s all very hidden, and it’s hard to change those things.”

― Patricia Arquette

“If you chomp down too hard on my work, you’re going to break your teeth.”

― Patricia Cornwell

“I used to say I didn’t want to teach. I was still excited about dancing. It’s hard to do both. It’s as exhausting teaching as it is to dance.”

― Patricia McBride

“I have worked steadily since I started, but things are very hard for women and need to change.”

― Patricia Riggen

“I am grateful that I’m working, but I also have to say I’ve worked really, really hard and had to fight a lot.”

― Patricia Riggen

“And once the music is out there, when you’re selling a record and selling music and people are going to do whatever they want with it, it’s kind of hard to resist certain opportunities, especially in the record market now.”

― Patrick Carney

“There’s so much difference having arm ability. You have to be able to throw it hard. You have to be able to throw it with touch. You have to be able to do everything in this league, and I try to get better at every single one of those throws every single day.”

― Patrick Mahomes

“Encourage aspiring writers to continue writing when things are going against them, when it feels hard. Explain the typical obstacles that occur, and encourage and reassure them to continue, never to give up.”

― Patrick Modiano

“I just love to work hard.”

― Patrick Swayze

“It’s very hard to maintain focus in the gym.”

― Patrick Wilson

“Forget the press – just being a partner of somebody who’s very, very famous, it’s hard to keep your center and your personality intact.”

― Patti Scialfa

“I’m very quiet and shy in my personal life, as hard as that is to believe.”

― Patti Stanger

“It hit me really hard that I want kids in my life.”

― Patti Stanger

“It’s not hard to find a date if you are Jewish in New York and Miami, but its hard in Texas.”

― Patti Stanger

“Reality is hard. It is no walk in the park, this thing called Life.”

― Patty Duke

“Good-byes are hard, but life is about changes.”

― Patty Loveless

“I’d love to have a Christmas classic under my belt. It’s hard to write a Christmas song.”

― Patty Smyth

“I don’t want to bore people with stories about being in rock n’ roll and being a mother. Other singers do it. I can, too. I just do what I have to do. It’s not that hard. It’s just different.”

― Patty Smyth

“As always, space remains an unforgiving frontier, and the skies overhead will surely present obstacles and setbacks that must be overcome. But hard challenges demand fresh approaches, and I’m optimistic that Stratolaunch will yield transformative benefits – not only for scientists and space entrepreneurs, but for all of us.”

― Paul Allen

“I’ve now discovered that if you know what you want and try hard to achieve it, everyone else will try hard, too.”

― Paul Arden

“I try hard to be a good Catholic.”

― Paul Begala

“We all have different thresholds for sentimentality. For me, it’s a hard won happy ending.”

― Paul Bettany

“In marriage, there’s a lot of ignoring each other, which is hard to fake on-screen.”

― Paul Bettany

“The heart hid still in the dark, hard as the Philosopher’s Stone.”

― Paul Celan

“We want to look at how we would respond because, as hard as we work to prevent terrorist attacks here North America, if we have a catastrophic terrorist attack, it is the military that is going to have to go in at the request of civilian authorities.”

― Paul Cellucci

“Theater is hard.”

― Paul Dano

“When I’m not excited, it makes acting very hard for me.”

― Paul Dano

“It’s hard to talk about acting because I don’t think it’s quite as explicit as a lot of people might think. And that’s probably the best thing about it.”

― Paul Dano

“The only constant I can find is hard work.”

― Paul Dano

“Generational change within a genre is hard to parse while it’s happening. Only in retrospect can the passing of the baton from ancestors to progeny be clearly discerned.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“If everybody’s a winner, nobody has to try very hard.”

― Paul Dini

“I actually went on a vegan diet. So I was nagging myself there. I don’t nag other people about it. It was sort of an interesting experiment, and I found it wasn’t that hard at all.”

― Paul Fleischman

“I’m pretty easy to get along with on set, but I’m probably hard on myself.”

― Paul Giamatti

“It’s hard to say exactly what it is about face-to-face contact that makes deals happen, but whatever it is, it hasn’t yet been duplicated by technology.”

― Paul Graham

“It isn’t always hard work that does the job.”

― Paul Guilfoyle

“Even a modicum of celebrity is hard to deal with. You see it with actors and directors all the time.”

― Paul Haggis

“Marcel Desailly was pretty hard when I played against him in a Milan derby.”

― Paul Ince

“Anybody can make something up and have it sound believable. The hard part is remembering all the lies you’ve told, and all the people you’ve told them to, and then living the lies that have become your life.”

― Paul Neilan

“So you wound up with Apollo. If he’s sometimes hard to swallow. Use this.”

― Paul Newman

“Times are hard and friends are few.”

― Paul O’Grady

“I believed in making it look real. I was probably hard to work with because I wanted it to make real, and I knew how to wrestle.”

― Paul Orndorff

“After 18 NBA years, it’s hard to believe I’ll be playing in each arena for the last time.”

― Paul Pierce

“I have to keep working hard and playing well because I don’t like to be second or third: they’re the worst places to be. You would be proud, of course, because it means you’re on the way, but you want to finish first.”

― Paul Pogba

“Puberty hit me pretty hard. All of a sudden, I woke up, and I had really curly hair.”

― Paul Rudd

“I don’t know why anyone would want to be a goalkeeper. It is a hard position to do well.”

― Paul Scholes

“Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?”

― Paul Simon

“Death scenes are hard. Sex scenes are hard.”

― Paul Sparks

“There are two places that are hard to write about. A place like Britain, England in particular, which has been written about by everybody, and then the place that’s never been written about.”

― Paul Theroux

“Crazy is so hard to play, there’s nothing you can really tell an actor.”

― Paul Thomas Anderson

“Math people are math people. When you approach them with investments and business, they don’t just ask the soft questions but eventually get to the hard questions.”

― Paul Wachter

“If we don’t fight hard enough for the things we stand for, at some point we have to recognize that we don’t really stand for them.”

― Paul Wellstone

“I forever felt that I’ve fallen right between the crack of way too young for the first generation of classic rock ‘n’ roll and too old to be brand-new. It’s hard.”

― Paul Westerberg

“Politics aside, it will be hard for any new liberal radio network to outdo the professionalism of NPR.”

― Paul Weyrich

“I like globalization; I want to say it works, but it is hard to say that when six hundred million people are slipping backwards.”

― Paul Wolfowitz

“I’m used to adversity and working really well in difficult situations. It was hard for me to accept the success.”

― Paula Cole

“I just have to keep working hard.”

― Paula Creamer

“When we save the rain forest, the polar bear, and Al Gore, we should party so hard that Canada calls the cops on us for noise.”

― Paula Poundstone

“I was asked to play for Italy, and I was very appreciative. I was 19, and I said, ‘No, thank you.’ It was very hard, but I am Argentinian, and it would have been deceit.”

― Paulo Dybala

“It can be hard, swapping jerseys when you are losing.”

― Paulo Dybala

“Few if any teenagers can relate to getting up for school and finding famous comics like Pryor and Williams hanging out in your living room after a hard night of partying. But that’s Hollywood.”

― Pauly Shore

“I remember the day my mother died, and it’s still hard to talk about it. I just blocked it out.”

― Peaches Geldof

“There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.”

― Pearl Bailey

“Fame really drove me into my house. I was very paranoid. I didn’t like going out. I had no idea how to be comfortable with the press. I was very young. It was really hard for me.”

― Peggy Lipton

“I’ve come to accept that the life of a frontrunner is a hard one, that he will suffer more injuries than most men and that many of these injuries will not be accidental.”

― Pele

“It’s just hard to watch isolation basketball.”

― Penny Hardaway

“When you still have something in the tank, it’s really hard to let it go.”

― Penny Hardaway

“I do like performing ‘I’ll Take Your Man,’ because that was a hard song.”

― Pepa

“Liverpool was an industrial town, a poor town. The people fought hard for what they wanted to achieve and there was a hunger there, and that hunger has remained with the musicians.”

― Pete Best

“There’s no such thing as anybody who can’t be beat; everybody can be beat. It’s a question of how hard you’re willing to work. It’s a question of the environment, the surroundings. Frankly, there’s a lot of issues with timing.”

― Pete Gallego

“I saw how hard my parents worked, and I didn’t want to be a freeloader.”

― Pete Gallego

“After the heavily politicized 2007 Iran NIE, many of us in Congress found it hard to take some intelligence analysis at face value.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“Governing has always been hard.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“It’s hard to control the things that are going to inspire you.”

― Pete Holmes

“The entire issue is that women bear a disproportionate share of the hard work. Birthing, carrying, the whole thing – it’s hard work.”

― Pete Sessions

“To have the ability to destroy all and not to do it was one of the hard tests humanity passed – but only just – in the middle of the twentieth century.”

― Peter Abrahams

“It’s hard to care deeply for something that might turn on you and eat you.”

― Peter Benchley

“Life is, and should be, a little hard. Getting punched in the face or getting an occasional concussion will probably happen to us all at some point in our lives. We can handle it.”

― Peter Berg

“Since Trump is not quick to forgive the merest of slights, it’s hard to imagine him calling on any of the officials who have publicly taken a stand against him to serve in key national security slots.”

― Peter Bergen

“It’s hard to imagine any Muslim fessing up to their secret proclivity for Sharia law knowing they would be deported if they gave the wrong answer.”

― Peter Bergen

“It is hard to imagine two more final endings to the ‘war on terror’ than the popular revolts against the authoritarian regimes in the Middle East and the death of bin Laden.”

― Peter Bergen

“Drama is easy. Comedy’s hard.”

― Peter Bogdanovich

“If you go from being a kid at school to being on £60,000 a week, that can be hard to deal with. I didn’t have that, and maybe that’s kept me a bit more grounded than some players.”

― Peter Crouch

“It was hard doing scenes with Bobby Cannavale because I would break up laughing because he’s so funny.”

― Peter Dinklage

“It is hard working with animals, I’ve got to say.”

― Peter Dinklage

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”

― Peter Drucker

“The one thing they didn’t tell you at Iowa is how hard it is to make a living writing fiction and poetry.”

― Peter Heller

“I have a hard time getting my head around the idea of playing ‘The Perfect Kiss’ in my 50s. I can’t quite get there.”

― Peter Hook

“I play a lot of hard, uncompromising dance music; it can be anything from dance to rock to reggae.”

― Peter Hook

“Hard information on the quantity of bogus art sold is difficult to come by, in part because fraud, when discovered by dealers and auction houses, is usually kept secret to boost public confidence in the art market.”

― Peter Landesman

“No hard guy’s not scared when another hard guy’s knife is coming at you. You’re scared, obviously, but you’ve to act less scared than he is. It’s who is going to act less scared.”

― Peter Mullan

“It is hard to begin to move when you don’t know where you are moving, how to move, or if you are going to get there.”

― Peter Nivio Zarlenga

“All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.”

― Peter Singer

“Steve Buscemi, in between takes, becomes like a clam. It’s hard to get a word out of him. It’s very funny.”

― Peter Stormare

“Every correct answer is necessarily a secret: something important and unknown, something hard to do but doable.”

― Peter Thiel

“When I was 13, I told my dad I wanted to move to Florida to attend the IMG Academy. I wanted to be a golfer, and that’s hard to do in New England where I could only practice half the year.”

― Peter Uihlein

“Book four is tentatively titled ‘The Skull Throne ,’ and book five is ‘The Core .’ It’s kind of hard to talk much about them without giving away things from ‘Daylight War,’ however.”

― Peter V. Brett

“I’m fully aware of how lucky I am to do the work I do. I work really, really hard, and there are a lot of privileges and perks that come with the job.”

― Peyton List

“I don’t have hard edges.”

― Phil Gingrey

“Male relationships are deeply emotional and hard to talk about.”

― Phil Lord

“It’s hard to see your own face without a mirror.”

― Phil McGraw

“I’m seventy-one now, so it’s hard to imagine a dramatic change.”

― Philip Levine

“I’m an Obama supporter. And if you’re an Obama supporter, that means you had a hard time during the Bush years.”

― Philip Roth

“Creating anything is hard.”

― Philip Seymour Hoffman

“Film’s hard when you don’t have any relationship with the director at all and you just show up. Then you really are just a gun for hire.”

― Philip Seymour Hoffman

“It’s hard for anybody who works a lot and has children. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

― Philip Seymour Hoffman

“It’s really hard to watch things and then not think about anything afterwards.”

― Philip Seymour Hoffman

“I’d grown up in a working class neighborhood in Baltimore, a place hard hit by the offshoring of numerous heavy industries – steel, textile, shipbuilding.”

― Philipp Meyer

“Football is more disputed in England than it is in Italy. Every match is a very hard match because the referee doesn’t blow his whistle as much as in Italy, and every team plays against each other like it is a final.”

― Philippe Coutinho

“It’s wonderful being out on that pitch, being able to play there, with the fans supporting us. It’s hard to describe, to be honest, when the team is playing well, when the supporters are chanting and singing their songs, when they are really behind the team.”

― Philippe Coutinho

“I had been here five years already, training very hard, learning about the systems, the shuttle, the station systems. But, everything really became real when I started to work with them.”

― Philippe Perrin

“And though hard be the task, ‘Keep a stiff upper lip’.”

― Phoebe Cary

“Love is hard.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“I grew up hard. I picked cotton and plowed with the mule and fixed the cars and played with the guitar and the piano.”

― Pinetop Perkins

“I taught myself off records, Memphis Slim, them old piano players, then added to it. Yeah, hard and loud, beat it to pieces.”

― Pinetop Perkins

“I’m such a control freak, and it’s very hard for me to lose my inhibitions without something chemical inside me.”

― Pink

“I work hard. But I play hard, too.”

― Pitbull

“American museums have become cautious, because it is very hard to get money to do something different or controversial.”

― Pontus Hulten

“I’m not ashamed; I work hard to look how I do.”

― Pooch Hall

“That joy of a creative environment, without any restrictions, is hard to leave.”

― Powers Boothe

“I have always been attracted to good scripts and try hard to make characters as believable as possible. That means trying to figure out how they would react to situations, what they eat, think, and feel.”

― Powers Boothe

“I’m conscious of my race and ethnicity in the legislature – it’s hard not to be.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“If you work hard, no career should be off-limits.”

― Priti Patel

“I think the sound of ‘The Infamous’ came naturally from our lifestyle and some of the criminal things we were doing. We always rap about what we’re living, and to put a beat to lyrics like those is hard.”

― Prodigy

“I ain’t going to sit here like, ‘My neighborhood was hard, and I had to get out there and grind.’ We made it hard for ourselves. We chose to stay on the streets.”

― Quavo

“I don’t think Pulp Fiction is hard to watch at all.”

― Quentin Tarantino

“When I was about five or seven years old my mother was placed in a mental institution and so we were with our father who worked very hard, and we had to figure a lot of things out.”

― Quincy Jones

“Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.”

― R. Buckminster Fuller

“It’s hard for children’s authors to be accepted when they try to write adult books. J.K. Rowling is the exception because people are so eager to read anything by her, but it took Judy Blume three or four tries before she had a success.”

― R. L. Stine

“I just believe in working hard, and whatever comes my way, I try and give it my best.”

― Raashi Khanna

“Hispanics are hard working, and that’s something I’m very passionate about.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“Hispanics work hard and are willing to make tremendous sacrifices for the next generation.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“It’s very hard to self-motivate without someone standing over you snarling, ready to hurl the chalk at your head at the slightest slackening.”

― Rachel Johnson

“It’s a cliche, and in a way it’s a conservative idea about fiction, but I did learn the hard way that plot does need to dictate the story.”

― Rachel Kushner

“It’s hard to go back to shooting contemporary apartment interiors after you shoot something like ‘Mudbound.’”

― Rachel Morrison

“Russian is a really hard language – but I’ve got my own personal teacher. He’s been really patient.”

― Rachel Riley

“Inequality within the deaf and hard of hearing community is something I feel really passionate about and always will do.”

― Rachel Shenton

“I’m constantly maxing out my Gmail account, and that is hard to do.”

― Rachel Sklar

“I keep saying I’m going to cut back on styling, but it’s hard to give up.”

― Rachel Zoe

“Though I have achieved a little bit in my career, I have to continue working hard.”

― Radhika Apte

“When you’re a young manager and trying to build something, you work very, very hard.”

― Rafael Benitez

“I want people to remember me as a guy who works hard.”

― Rafael dos Anjos

“I always trained hard in my life to win the title, and I will train twice as hard to stay at the top.”

― Rafael dos Anjos

“I’m the kind of guy who always pushes really hard.”

― Rafael dos Anjos

“Tennis is a hard sport. There is a lot of competition all year and you play alone.”

― Rafael Nadal

“It was a hard time. It was something I would love to erase from my memory.”

― Rafael Palmeiro

“If anybody was to look towards a big source of demand in future, it would be hard for them to miss India.”

― Raghuram Rajan

“When I make my socially conscious songs, I go hard with the lyrical content; I go hard with the imagery.”

― Raheem DeVaughn

“I experienced firsthand what it means to be poor, what it means to go hungry, and that, I think, may be the reason, the root cause of why I’m able to work so hard, even these days.”

― Rain

“I’ve always believed in working hard, and I’m grateful that people seem to connect with the kinds of stories I’m passionate about telling.”

― Raina Telgemeier

“I definitely had a hard time leaving for college because I’m not much of a risk-taker.”

― Rainbow Rowell

“I don’t think anything comes naturally; you just have to work very hard.”

― Rajkumar Hirani

“I chased my dream, worked hard for it, and now I am actually living that dream. This doesn’t happen to everyone.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“Hard work speaks for itself.”

― Rajon Rondo

“I play the game hard; I play the game with an edge.”

― Rajon Rondo

“When I broke up with Eric B., I went on a little hiatus. Then all I was trying do is find producers. It’s real hard, man.”

― Rakim

“I like to work hard and complete my films one after the other.”

― Rakul Preet Singh

“I’m compared to my dad all the time, and I’ve learned to take it positively by working hard.”

― Ram Charan

“I have learnt the hard way that ignoring a small fry can be many times harmful.”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“When you’ve dealt with real-life issues, dealing with business issues is not that hard.”

― Ram Shriram

“If you only write when the muse strikes, you won’t get anything done. You have to write consistently, when your schedule says you should. And that’s hard.”

― Ramez Naam

“When I write music, these colors pop out of me. It’s hard to describe, but basically when I write music, I paint, and I add colors, and I add notes.”

― Ramin Djawadi

“I always have a hard time describing myself.”

― Ramin Djawadi

“To get to heaven, you have to work very hard. I want to go to heaven, so I will try to pray more.”

― Ramzan Kadyrov

“Abhimanyu Singh is a great guy to work with. He’s very hard working.”

― Rana Daggubati

“Hyderabad can be harsh to a foodie like me. The haleems and the biryanis are in your face. It’s hard to overcome temptations and harder not to binge.”

― Rana Daggubati

“In online learning environments, it is often hard to tell whether a student is struggling. By the time test scores are lagging, it’s often too late – the student has already quit.”

― Rana el Kaliouby

“I don’t have any formula. I just work with my heart, putting in a lot of hard work.”

― Ranbir Kapoor

“It isn’t hard to find injustice around us, but we must not let injustice smear the good deeds that do occur everyday.”

― Rand Paul

“I don’t have hard numbers about this, but the impression I get is that the amount of eyeballs you get from being on the humor shelf at Barnes & Noble – it is almost insignificant.”

― Randall Munroe

“Success is a high, but the way up is hard, and you have to give your all.”

― Randeep Hooda

“I find it hard to talk and say things, but I can always sing about them.”

― Randy Houser

“I learned a lot from not having success, and realizing when you do have success, how hard it is to maintain it, and what you have to do to maintain it.”

― Randy Johnson

“It’s very hard to get rich and famous at a young age and handle it well.”

― Randy Newman

“John Schneider’s cool. I mean, he is the epitome of cool. To be that confident without any chip on his shoulder is very hard to do, and that man just has it. To be that well-known and still be so personable and social, it’s just fantastic.”

― Randy Wayne

“Being a Punjabi, it is very hard to say this, but Punjabi food is very overrated.”

― Ranveer Brar

“Too many girls follow the line of least resistance but a good line is hard to resist.”

― Raoul Walsh

“It’s hard to find female leads that are flawed and interesting and dynamic.”

― Rashida Jones

“Spy plots are hard, really hard.”

― Rashida Jones

“It’s fun when you’re winning and performing well, but it’s also hard because now you get older, you got responsibilities.”

― Rau’Shee Warren

“I’m shy; I work hard.”

― Ray Fearon

“There’s one secret to hitting hard, and that is to completely dedicate your body. That’s the difference between a man going forward and a man going backward, no matter how big he is.”

― Ray Lewis

“My kids are growing up and it’s hard to accept they are their own person and they’re independent.”

― Ray Romano

“Also, it’s risky to try to duplicate earlier success. Magician had a certain charm to it, mostly due to my choice of lead characters, that I would be hard put to duplicate.”

― Raymond E. Feist

“I have talked to Debbie Hammond quite a bit, Jim Hammond’s wife, his widow. I’ve seen their kids. And last time we played Dallas, a lot of them came over. It’s hard for them to come see the show. It’s still hard.”

― Reba McEntire

“I absolutely love Nicole Scherzinger. She’s worked really hard to get to where she is and really knows her stuff.”

― Rebecca Ferguson

“Be good, kind, and friendly to the receptionist. She’s had a hard day.”

― Rebecca Pidgeon

“Try really, really hard not to judge your own work too harshly.”

― Rebecca Stead

“It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk.”

― Rebecca West

“I had a great career in Australia, so it was a hard decision to move to America. But in 2010, I was asked to audition for the part Melissa McCarthy ended up playing in ‘Bridesmaids.’”

― Rebel Wilson

“I’m constantly moving and constantly travelling, and so it’s really hard to maintain a relationship in that kind of environment.”

― Rebel Wilson

“The whites, who are educated and civilized, swindle me, and I am not hard to swindle because I do not know how to read and write.”

― Red Cloud

“It’s a great honor to me to be named to the Hall of Fame. It’s very hard for me to even imagine that I would ever be elected to it.”

― Red Faber

“When there were just eight teams in each of the big leagues, I was always told, ‘It’s hard to come up, but it’s just hard to stay in the big leagues.’ That’s because there’s always somebody. The Cardinals had so many minor league clubs and had so many good ballplayers.”

― Red Schoendienst

“I’ve worked very hard, but my life’s always been fun.”

― Reed Hastings

“I get crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything.”

― Reese Witherspoon

“It’s hard having kids. It’s hard having a job. It’s hard having a relationship – for anybody.”

― Reese Witherspoon

“As a child, I envisioned a career in the hard sciences. In sixth grade, I was buying college chemistry textbooks.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“As actors, it’s so hard to get your hopes up about anything.”

― Reggie Lee

“A gold medal at the Olympics is hard to top.”

― Reggie Miller

“The thing I’m having a hard time with are the Christians who will stab you in the back in a wink.”

― Reggie White

“It’s incredibly hard out there for women of color.”

― Regina King

“As an actor, we have to be so vulnerable that it’s really hard to involve yourself with the other aspects of filmmaking.”

― Regina King

“My first campaign was pretty ugly: the incumbent came after me hard with a lot of things that weren’t true.”

― Reid Ribble

“DSLRs take beautiful pictures, but they are hard to focus.”

― Ren Ng

“For a while it was hard for me to say no to work.”

― Renee Fleming

“I think touring is hard.”

― Renee Fleming

“I want to do acting as much as I can. When you’re on contract with a show, you can’t really do other shows. It’s hard to do film. I haven’t had the opportunity to even audition much for films because I don’t have an agent.”

― Retta

“Flue gas extraction is really, really hard to do. It’s not that we can’t do it – just not at a cost that anyone will bear.”

― Rex Tillerson

“Everybody is grappling with their own moral compass, and that needle, like any needle, can’t just stick. It’s always floating a little bit, and depending on where you’re standing, it’s hard to read.”

― Rhea Seehorn

“Artists that are perfectionists? We find it hard sometimes to be happy a lot.”

― Rhys Darby

“I go to work, and I work very hard. I’m loyal, generous, true, kind, fair – all those boxes are ticked. I’m going to Heaven.”

― Rhys Ifans

“Do I feel like I’m 65? No. I feel like I’m 15. That’s my problem. I’m trying as hard as I can to act like I’m 65, but it’s very difficult.”

― Ric Flair

“My problem is that I think everybody needs to work as hard as I worked when I was in my prime.”

― Ric Flair

“It’s pretty hard as an Asian rapper to not be put in a box. I do my best to avoid that.”

― Rich Brian

“Ed Sheeran? I don’t like the fact he gets a lot of stick. I like the fact he works hard, and God knows how much money he pays to the tax man each year.”

― Richard Ashcroft

“’SNL’ came out in the ’70s. It’s a different zeitgeist. It’s hard to re-create it, just as it would be hard to do a black-and-white noir film now. The culture’s different.”

― Richard Belzer

“It’s very hard to imagine anybody being president when the stuff that’s written about them is empty of who they are.”

― Richard Ben Cramer

“The North Koreas of the world are trying very hard to acquire the material they need to acquire nuclear weapons, as is the case with Iran.”

― Richard Fadden

“I work really hard at these books, and when colleagues write nasty reviews of them, I take it very personally.”

― Richard Ford

“Foreign aid, though less than 1% of the annual federal budget, is often a hard case to make to constituents who are rightfully worried about domestic and economic issues.”

― Richard Grenell

“Diplomacy and coalition-building are hard work and not easy for any president.”

― Richard Grenell

“I love a good play, but they’re too hard to find.”

― Richard Hell

“It’s hard to get everybody to recycle paper and plastic, let alone.”

― Richard Karn

“Nervousness was never something I would ever associate with the Beatles ever. A Hard Day’s Night was relatively unscathed by marijuana, but even then they were quite relaxed about it.”

― Richard Lester

“My working method has always been, ‘Work really hard and get it right the first time.’”

― Richard Linklater

“These days, unplugged places are getting hard to find.”

― Richard Louv

“I was tired of illustration. You’d work so hard on a commission and it would go in to a magazine, and you’d turn the page and it was gone.”

― Richard MacDonald

“I don’t find it hard to stay humble.”

― Richard Madden

“Someone called all the newspapers in New York and told them I’d died. I’ve been told by almost everyone it was an ex-wife – I’ve had a few so it’s hard to pinpoint which one – but who knows for sure?”

― Richard Pryor

“I don’t know if it’s a racial thing or not, but it’s hard for the Roundtrees to talk about health issues. People have to get over all that stuff.”

― Richard Roundtree

“Mum obviously did not earn much money to feed me and my siblings. She worked hard to raise us, but there was always something missing.”

― Richarlison

“I do fat people and these makeups are really hard to do, but I want to make monster movies.”

― Rick Baker

“I feel like I have to top myself every film I do, and it gets hard.”

― Rick Baker

“I have worked really hard to defy categorization, to break down a taxonomy whenever it comes my way.”

― Rick Moody

“I think I’ve probably had one of my guitars on display at every Hard Rock Cafe in the world.”

― Rick Nielsen

“It’s hard enough to be a middle-school kid, because you’re dealing with so many facets of your identity – you’re changing socially, you’re changing physically, you’re changing emotionally, everything is in flux, and to put race on top of that as well and have to figure out your racial identity is extremely hard.”

― Rick Riordan

“It’s always hard to wrap up a series. The longer I spend with the characters, the more they become like friends.”

― Rick Riordan

“At 15, I started listening to hard rock and heavy metal, but I would say it was more hard rock because I liked Kiss, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, and eventually AC/DC.”

― Rick Rubin

“In between 15 and 20 – probably at around 17 – my interests switched from hard rock to punk rock. And then by 20 they were circling out of punk rock back into Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, the stuff that I didn’t get to when I was younger.”

― Rick Rubin

“It’s a hard job to become president.”

― Rick Scott

“I think we’re going to have auxiliary hard drives to offload our memories.”

― Rick Smolan

“Puberty hit me very hard, and I basically had no use for school once I discovered the guitar.”

― Rick Springfield

“’The 5th Wave’ is sci-fi, but I tried very hard to ground the story in very human terms and in those universal themes that transcend genre. How do we define ourselves? What, exactly, does it mean to be human? What remains after everything we trust, everything we believe in and rely upon, has been stripped away?”

― Rick Yancey

“It was a long, hard, tough day. We managed to just sneak through, it was an unbelievable Test match.”

― Ricky Ponting

“Pitbull is, like, one of the most incredible humans. He’s an amazing guy, and when we first connected on ‘Fireball,’ he said, ‘I love it!’ He recorded the verse in a day, we mixed it the next day, and it was on the radio in like two weeks after we made the initial track. That’s just how he works. He’s so hard working, kind, and really appreciative.”

― Ricky Reed

“It’s hard to be dainty and la la la when you’re also supposed to be strong.”

― Rico Nasty

“I don’t want people to expect the hard tracks to continue my whole career. When I started making music, I wasn’t making music like that.”

― Rico Nasty

“I don’t have any hard feelings against anyone at Lucha Underground.”

― Ricochet

“It’s hard writing screenplays.”

― Ridley Scott

“Dancing was always part of my culture growing up in Barbados. When I shot my 1st video I worked really hard with my choreographer to perfect the routines.”

― Rihanna

“It’s really hard to name a band.”

― Riki Lindhome

“It’s hard when you play something that people are like, ‘Wow that’s really cool – you just did something really epic,’ because you’re not always going to be playing epic characters in a role.”

― Riley Keough

“While I do occasionally order items on the Internet, it’s hard to teach an old shopper new tricks. I’m convinced that the catalogue will eventually disappear, but not until the last baby boomers have kicked off their smelly Nikes and been buried in mulch.”

― Rita Rudner

“Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band – we wanted to play rock and roll only.”

― Ritchie Blackmore

“Nowadays, it’s hard to know if a player really deserves the money spent on him, because transfer values are high.”

― Rivaldo

“I think I’m a good dad. It’s hard. Ultimately, it’s our kids that have the final word. So we’ll have to ask them.”

― Rivers Cuomo

“I like learning. I’ve been studying Japanese for years now, but it’s really hard.”

― RM

“He’s a hard worker, Nate Ebner.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“Me not working hard? Yeah, right – picture that with a Kodak.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“Just like any other game we’re taking on we’ve got to prepare, prepare hard, mentally, physically. We’ve been practicing hard.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“’Defenders’ seems to have a really gritty, hard, uncomplicated vibe about it. Somehow, we made everything sound stronger and more precise than on ‘Screaming Vengeance’ through Tom Allom’s amazing mixing skills.”

― Rob Halford

“It’s hard being gay in Edwardian times.”

― Rob James-Collier

“I’ve had really hard struggles in my life.”

― Rob Liefeld

“I love to strive to be good at stuff that’s really hard.”

― Rob McClure

“Thanks for existing, R.E.M. It’s hard to overstate how much these guys changed everything, creating an entire rock audience in their own image.”

― Rob Sheffield

“Teenage years are hard. And, having taught high school for a number of years, I think they’re particularly hard on teenage girls. The most self-conscious human beings on the planet are teenage girls.”

― Rob Thomas

“I think the shocking thing to discover is the owls are not stupid and very feral, very hard to train.”

― Robbie Coltrane

“The interesting thing about Hain is that he’s not a very interesting character. He’s not fabulously clever. He’s not a great policeman. He’s not hugely charismatic. I’d describe him as a kind-of Chekhovian character. He’s an ordinary bloke, to whom extraordinary things have happened. Which is quite hard to play, I have to say.”

― Robbie Coltrane

“I just train hard and worry about the things I can control.”

― Robbie Lawler

“To find a new star in the sky is pretty hard.”

― Robbie Robertson

“I still find trusting people quite hard. I’ve got a couple of mates that I do let in, but that’s it. It’s something I’ve got to sort out – I cut people off.”

― Robbie Williams

“We’ve dreamed of growing our company into something like Richard Childress has. We’re working really hard, and we’re getting more competitive. Hopefully, that becomes a reality.”

― Robby Gordon

“It’s always hard to watch bad actors improv on your skit.”

― Robert Ben Garant

“When first we met we did not guess That Love would prove so hard a master.”

― Robert Bridges

“It’s not hard to be valuable when you are a monopoly.”

― Robert Cardillo

“If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be.”

― Robert Collier

“There are certain topics songwriters stay away from because it’s hard to go there. I didn’t sit down and go, ‘I want to write something about my dad now.’”

― Robert Coppola Schwartzman

“The notion of ‘history from below’ hit the history profession in England very hard around the time I came to Oxford in the early 1960s.”

― Robert Darnton

“Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough.”

― Robert Downey, Jr.

“Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff.”

― Robert Downey, Jr.

“I’d like to direct again, but that’s really hard to get something and raise the money. It’s difficult to find just the right thing.”

― Robert Duvall

“Well, normally we don’t think all that hard about titles.”

― Robert Forster

“No memory of having starred atones for later disregard, or keeps the end from being hard.”

― Robert Frost

“When the assessment of goalkeepers is made by people who have never actually stood there in a game and experienced it, then it’s hard to take it without a large pinch of salt.”

― Robert Green

“Making it to the NFL is a huge accomplishment. Making it in the NFL is a huge accomplishment, but I haven’t done that yet. No matter how many games we’ve played, it’s still hard to figure out when you’ve made it in the NFL.”

― Robert Griffin III

“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.”

― Robert Half

“It’s a hard thing to be an artist and not give up.”

― Robert Hilburn

“When the Eagles were starting out in the early ’70s, it would have been hard to imagine anyone in the fledgling, country-accented rock group someday seriously challenging the artistic punch of Neil Young or Joni Mitchell.”

― Robert Hilburn

“It’s hard to close people out, regardless whether you’re sweeping them or ending the series, period. It’s hard.”

― Robert Horry

“I’m an old-fashioned player, an old-school player who will foul you and foul you hard.”

― Robert Horry

“It’s hard to guard two dynamic players working together rather than guarding them going one-on-one.”

― Robert Horry

“Princeton was really hard. I had learned how to write well at boarding school, and I knew if I majored in English and I just did the work, I could get B’s.”

― Robert J. Fisher

“Hard science fiction, which is what I write, often is rightly criticized for having either negligible or unbelievable characterization, but the science I’ve actually studied most post-secondarily is psychology, and characterization is the art of dramatizing psychological principles.”

― Robert J. Sawyer

“Nothing is as hard as working on a British soap in this industry.”

― Robert Kazinsky

“Working hard to earn more money and then giving it away in higher taxes isn’t financially intelligent, even if you do put some of it into a retirement account.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Over a 10-year period, 99 out of 100 new entrepreneurs will fail. Only one will be left standing as others get pushed out of the market or burn out from working so hard. It’s really sad.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Charlton are a team who play well on the ball, but they found it hard to break us down, they didn’t really have an out and out chance in front of our goal.”

― Robert Laurent

“Fill your pages with details. Work hard to get the right word.”

― Robert Littell

“Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

“And they’ve got to be held accountable; our broadcasting system has to be made accountable; and unless it is, it’s going to be very hard to change anything else for the better in this country.”

― Robert McChesney

“It was hard to make a living as an actor in New York if you did not do soap operas or commercials.”

― Robert Picardo

“The classic problem as an entrepreneur is that they have a hard time delegating. But that’s really crazy. Recruiting other executives is critical, so is dealing with customers and dealing with regulators. Those are functions that only the top founders can do.”

― Robert Pozen

“I’m an impatient person, so it’s hard for me to sit around and do take after take after take.”

― Robert Redford

“It is hard to bite the hands that feed you, especially when you are competing for food.”

― Robert Reich

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

― Robert Sheckley

“I find it hard to do small roles sometimes.”

― Robert Taylor

“I can’t see where there is anywhere left to move. If you don’t have a recount it’s hard to receive any more votes.”

― Robert Torricelli

“With Metallica, it’s hard. I tend to like it all, but the older stuff, when we get into the deeper cuts, it really excites me personally.”

― Robert Trujillo

“I was fortunate to not get wrapped up too hard in anything that was too dangerous.”

― Robert Trujillo

“I have great striking, really great striking, and I hit very hard.”

― Robert Whittaker

“I train hard; I have the best coaching staff in the world… We always do the right things. I stick to the plan, and we get things done.”

― Robert Whittaker

“I hit hard, and I hit fast – much faster than Bisping, much harder than Bisping, and I have much better defence than Bisping.”

― Robert Whittaker

“I find writing songs hard, because it does not come naturally to me. I never set out to be a songwriter or a singer.”

― Robert Wyatt

“Once you’re successful with a certain kind of music, it’s hard not to have faith in it as a means to stay successful.”

― Roberta Flack

“It seems we always exceed even our own expectations-after a lot of hard work, though!”

― Roberta Williams

“I have always worked very hard in my career. Always working towards a good moment. And when you plan, the rewards appear.”

― Roberto Firmino

“By working hard at Hoffenheim, I made it into the Selecao.”

― Roberto Firmino

“I always try to work hard and well if it’s possible.”

― Roberto Mancini

“Villarreal is a difficult place to go, and if you want to win there, you have to play very hard and very well.”

― Roberto Mancini

“It’s hard for me to put on weight.”

― Robin Gibb

“I’ve never shied away from hard work.”

― Robin Leach

“Most of us are cut from the same cloth. We all can be a hero if we choose. And it just isn’t that hard.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“Selling books is hard to engineer.”

― Robin Sloan

“People work really hard to get to a certain point. But they have to work just as hard to stay there.”

― Robin Tunney

“It’s just poetry, beauty and love. How hard can that be to act?”

― Robin Wright

“Opening for certain acts after so many years of headlining obviously made us resentful. It was kind of hard watching all these bands, who I really believed didn’t deserve to be on top musically, going ahead and pushing us out.”

― Robin Zander

“In all my work I like to convey the fact that I like cooks, that it’s noble toil and that it is hard.”

― Rocco DiSpirito

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

― Rod Laver

“It’s hard for me to measure them, or to assess my books because I’m so close to them.”

― Roddy Doyle

“The very first individual that breaks out in my mind as a top villain is Gorgeous George, and it’s hard to beat the first guy.”

― Roddy Piper

“American churches work very hard at reaching out to people to bring them in.”

― Rodney Stark

“It’s hard, the green screen; it’s a different way of working.”

― Rodrigo Santoro

“There are always people that will rise to the occasion when there is no occasion, but it is hard to find people will do it when there is.”

― Roger Ailes

“When the press falls in love, they fall in love hard.”

― Roger Ailes

“The idea that America, whose oil production has been declining for the past 40 years, is now on track to become the world’s biggest producer by 2015 is still hard to grasp.”

― Roger Altman

“It’s hard to determine where lies culpability.”

― Roger Mahony

“Everyone has relationships. Breakups are hard. Everyone graduates from school.”

― Roger Ross Williams

“I know how hard it is to make it in the music business.”

― Roger Taylor

“If you look at the market cap of Ethereum before the hard fork and the split into Ethereum Classic, the combined market cap of Ethereum and Ethereum Classic is greater than the market cap before the split – and everybody got what they want.”

― Roger Ver

“It’s hard not to be a part of your time.”

― Roger Zelazny

“It’s hard to blame someone because they simply don’t have time.”

― Roland Joffe

“I work hard and do everything to make sure I am in the starting line-up.”

― Romelu Lukaku

“Personally, I don’t let my head go down; I just keep working hard.”

― Romelu Lukaku

“When I was producing ‘Formula Vol. 2,’ I knew I needed to come hard with the features and do something I hadn’t done with Aventura. Collaborating with Drake was definitely one of those big steps that helped bachata go to the next level.”

― Romeo Santos

“I would like to know that I was still going to be employed as a woman well into my 60s. In acting terms, a career that spans a lifetime is a very hard thing to achieve, particularly as a woman.”

― Romola Garai

“Imagine if the people who have lived and learned still had the vitality to act upon the hard learned lessons – and not just share in a conversation, but lead.”

― Ron Howard

“I’ve addressed this before, and I’ll say it again: The league has to take a long, hard look at full-time officials. The officiating has been inconsistent all season long.”

― Ron Jaworski

“This celebrity thing has been interesting. It’s hard to get used to, because I don’t see myself as a celebrity.”

― Ron Stallworth

“I find it very hard to make choices.”

― Ronan Keating

“You go through every single inch of the emotional spectrum on fight week. You’re the most stressed out you’ve ever been, you’re the most pressured you’ve ever been, you’re the happiest you’ve ever been – it’s hard. It’s exhausting.”

― Ronda Rousey

“People call me a whole lot of things, but above anything else, I’m a fighter, and it’s going to be hard to accept an identity without that.”

― Ronda Rousey

“I train heavy and hard every workout. That’s the only way I knew. I know it was the key to my success.”

― Ronnie Coleman

“I find it hard to get old and hard to say, ‘No.’”

― Ronnie Wood

“I’m sensitive about my image of being hard to reach.”

― Roone Arledge

“I think I probably tend to make life hard for myself by taking on too many things. I call it plate spinning.”

― Rory Bremner

“Sometimes it’s hard to tell where your instincts start and your baggage stops.”

― Rory Freedman

“’Hamilton’ is a game-changer for the musical theater genre. It’s moved the art form forward so much and redefined so many things about what we do in theater, so it’s pretty hard to oversell it.”

― Rory O’Malley

“My only concern was to get home after a hard day’s work.”

― Rosa Parks

“It’s so hard to have relationships when there is so much scrutiny.”

― Rosanna Arquette

“It’s so hard to be a mother and to also want to practice your art.”

― Rosanna Arquette

“It’s so hard to keep everything balanced in life.”

― Rosanna Arquette

“By working hard we could make an average of about $5 a week. We would have made more but had to provide our own machines, which cost us $45, we paying for them on the installment plan. We paid $5 down and $1 a month after that.”

― Rose Schneiderman

“I learned the business in about two months, and then made as much as the others, and was consequently doing quite well when the factory burned down, destroying all our machines – 150 of them. This was very hard on the girls who had paid for their machines.”

― Rose Schneiderman

“You have to work hard and your chances will come.”

― Ross Barkley

“It was hard for me to leave because Everton were my boyhood club. I supported them from when I was a young kid.”

― Ross Barkley

“I will say that ‘Riverdale,’ yes, is a little more sensationalized. It’s based on comics, and it is a little bit more dramatic and a little bit more made for TV, made for teens. For ’13 Reasons,’ we tried hard to make it as real as we could, as close to reality as possible. No corners were cut; everything was very raw and very real.”

― Ross Butler

“What I like about land is I can drive out and check on it. It doesn’t go anywhere. It’s hard to steal land.”

― Ross Perot, Jr.

“There are a lot of people who are trying hard to sell themselves as Russian vodkas.”

― Roustam Tariko

“It’s so hard to write about countries like Haiti because there’s truths behind the misperceptions people have. But there’s so much more. There are multiple truths.”

― Roxane Gay

“It’s so easy to produce food, throw it away, and watch people starve. It’s so hard to produce food mindfully and to feed and to reduce waste.”

― Roy Choi

“TV is a hard thing to do. It’s a hard thing to get a show.”

― Roy Choi

“The only thing that kept us from going bigger worldwide was the language barrier. All the corn that we did on ‘Hee Haw,’ it was hard to translate into their slang.”

― Roy Clark

“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”

― Roy E. Disney

“I’ve always tried to work hard. I’m not trying to show anybody up or do something spectacular for attention.”

― Roy Halladay

“I try very hard not to look back.”

― Roy Hodgson

“It hasn’t always been a Premier League ride for Crystal Palace supporters. They’re there to support us through the hard times.”

― Roy Hodgson

“I have worked long and hard to reach the level I have reached.”

― Roy Hodgson

“I probably train just as hard or harder as everybody.”

― Roy Nelson

“It’s hard to keep training at your best, but I made sure I did for when the time came, or when I did get opportunities like at Palace.”

― Ruben Loftus-Cheek

“I realised to keep improving, I needed to play more. It wasn’t easy not getting many chances, but I knew I just had to keep working hard in training and take the opportunities when they came.”

― Ruben Loftus-Cheek

“I want to work really hard.”

― Ruben Loftus-Cheek

“It’s hard to compare the faith of Gareth Southgate and Roy Hodgson and my lack of chances at Chelsea because it’s such a big club.”

― Ruben Loftus-Cheek

“With Shakespeare, the hard work is to find out why he said it and how it can relate to the audience.”

― Ruben Santiago-Hudson

“We became somewhat household names really quickly, within a matter of – what? – three, four months. So it’s hard to get used to, and it’s really sometimes hard to understand.”

― Ruben Studdard

“Administrations and administrative faculty work very hard to see that schools are diverse as much as possible.”

― Ruby Bridges

“Being a mother is hard and it wasn’t a subject I ever studied.”

― Ruby Wax

“Schools exist in America and have always existed to train responsible citizens of the United States of America. If they don’t do that, it’s very hard to hold us together as a country, because it’s shared values that hold us together.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“The hard fact is that not everyone does get published.”

― Rudy Rucker

“I very much faced my mother’s death with hard, arduous and time-consuming labor. The more I would do, the less I would feel.”

― Rufus Wainwright

“I think this life is hard without assistance from others.”

― RuPaul

“Drag is involved with changing identities and not taking identities too seriously at all. That’s why drag is such a hard sell to a network – or anyone, really – because it’s up against the ego.”

― RuPaul

“It’s hard to get intimate with an audience.”

― RuPaul

“I’m ambitious. I work hard.”

― RuPaul

“I think coughing up slugs was quite hard. Ron has a scene where he has to cough up these giant slugs.”

― Rupert Grint

“Working hard as an actor means you’re doing what you want to do.”

― Rupert Penry-Jones

“I think that ‘Halo’ is a hard property because they don’t need to make a film. They make far more money out of the games so why risk?”

― Rupert Sanders

“I have always discouraged young writers from self-publishing, by which I mean going to a vanity publisher and spending your hard earned savings – say, some two-three lakhs – and getting your book printed. It’s not published; it’s printed!”

― Ruskin Bond

“Superstorm Sandy inflicted havoc and heartache throughout the Northeast, hitting the Big Apple and its surrounding coastal towns hard.”

― Russel Honore

“It’s hard to spend years at a time working in total solitude with no reality-check.”

― Russell Banks

“I laugh with the sun, and mist that tries so hard to seduce the mountains.”

― Ruth Asawa

“At first it was kind of hard, because I had become used to just my phone screen in front of me. But sharing your songs with an audience is incredible.”

― Ruth B

“It’s hard not to have a big year at the Supreme Court.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“I’m prepared to fight as hard as I can against unions entering the University on behalf of our students.”

― Ruth J. Simmons

“Let every man, every corporation, and especially let every village, town, and city, every county and State, get out of debt and keep out of debt. It is the debtor that is ruined by hard times.”

― Rutherford B. Hayes

“Whenever I was planning a trip or a holiday, flights and hotels were easy. But when it comes to the stuff you want to do when you get there, working that out was really hard.”

― Ruzwana Bashir

“Travelling is hard. I’m no traveller. I hate flying, and I hate hotels.”

― Ry Cooder

“With country, it’s hard to penetrate the thick layers of commercialism that have been applied like shellac coatings over the real thing.”

― Ry Cooder

“Being the front guy is a hard job.”

― Ry Cooder

“Acting isn’t that hard, really. I mean, I think that people make a big deal about it, but you just kind of try to say your lines naturally.”

― Ryan Gosling

“I can play ‘Guitar Hero,’ most of the songs on Medium and some of the songs on Hard. No Expert.”

― Ryan Hansen

“Life is hard, but we make it much harder.”

― Ryan Holiday

“We often learn the hard way that our world is ruled by external factors. We don’t always get what is rightfully ours, even if we’ve earned it.”

― Ryan Holiday

“I took the ‘Seinfeld’ tour of New York once – and if I think about it too hard, my brain explodes.”

― Ryan Holiday

“That’s the easiest thing to do, is quit and give up when things are hard. You really see what you’re made of when those things are not going the way you want them to go.”

― Ryan Howard

“I work very, very hard, so when I do get the chance to go out socially, it’s a relatively big night. I also have hobbies on the side, and quite often, one runs into the other.”

― Ryan Kwanten

“This is why it’s hard to talk about winning awards. You can’t do it without sounding like a tool.”

― Ryan North

“I do actually do good work! And it’s hard! And I’m worth it!”

― Ryan North

“When you’re asked by the president to serve, it’s awfully hard to say no, and I’m loyal.”

― Ryan Zinke

“There were a lot of players who worked just as hard as I did, and if you didn’t, you didn’t stay in the big leagues.”

― Ryne Sandberg

“I was a hard worker.”

― Ryne Sandberg

“It’s hard for me to answer questions I haven’t thought about.”

― Ryne Sandberg

“Conditions were so hard. To send the news out, telex was the only means, but telex was very rare in Africa. So if somebody was flying to Europe, we gave him correspondence to send after he arrived.”

― Ryszard Kapuscinski

“I’m trying to relax, but it’s hard.”

― Ryuichi Sakamoto

“Without the knowledge of music, it would be very hard to write film music. There are so many films, and each one has a different historical background and everything.”

― Ryuichi Sakamoto

“It was hard to feel hated as a child.”

― Sabaa Tahir

“The Breton peasant is said to have a hard head. He is obstinate and resists outside pressure to alter his creed or his customs.”

― Sabine Baring-Gould

“We are accustomed in England to chalk in rolling downs, except where bitten into by the sea, but elsewhere it is riven and presents cliffs, and these cliffs are not at all like that of Shakespeare at Dover but overhang, where hard beds alternate with others that are friable.”

― Sabine Baring-Gould

“I never played with a runner in my entire life, even in schools, because only I know where the ball is going and how hard, when I hit the ball, something my runner will never know about.”

― Sachin Tendulkar

“Even when I was injured, I was always working hard.”

― Sadio Mane

“Change is hard and requires constant struggle and determination.”

― Sadiq Khan

“I’ve had the honour of being elected as a Labour councillor, MP and mayor, thanks to the hard work of Labour members, and I believe that the will of our membership should be respected.”

― Sadiq Khan

“Typically, when someone gets a choke on me, I have a pretty strong neck. It’s usually hard to choke me.”

― Sage Northcutt

“It can be kind of difficult because of the workload I have at Texas A&M, so I have to find time to study as I pursue my major, but also to travel and compete and train hard for my fights to come in the UFC.”

― Sage Northcutt

“That heart alone is hard which does not shudder at itself for not feeling its hardness.”

― Saint Bernard

“It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.”

― Saint Ignatius

“Some of the beauty of a university is that every professor is given a lot of autonomy over what he or she does. That’s also what makes it very hard for even a very forward-thinking president to change courses.”

― Sal Khan

“I’m a fan of hard science fiction, which is science fiction that is possible.”

― Sal Khan

“My mum’s from Yorkshire and my parents aren’t snotty or posh – they’re very hard workers, both of them.”

― Sally Phillips

“We must never take the public’s trust for granted – our predecessors worked hard to earn it, and it is our responsibility to continually earn that trust.”

― Sally Yates

“I don’t have to show that I am working very hard.”

― Salman Khan

“One thing that founders always underestimate is how hard it is to recruit.”

― Sam Altman

“Interviewing people is hard.”

― Sam Darnold

“I was never afraid of hard work.”

― Sam Elliott

“By necessity, budgets require hard choices.”

― Sam Graves

“I’ve tried to work really hard on never phoning in the lyrics.”

― Sam Hunt

“It’s hard to not act like a fan when you’re in these scenes with your heroes, but you can’t do that because you respect everybody so much.”

― Sam Richardson

“It’s hard to make a good movie in four weeks. It’s hard. I’ve done it, but it’s not easy.”

― Sam Rockwell

“I still find it hard to believe that the whole era of jazz is over.”

― Sam Shepard

“I don’t eat any dairy products at all, usually – it’s a self-imposed ban. I’ve done it for a year now, since I was ill, but it’s so hard.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“I’m twitchy. I think I’ve got ADD. I find it hard to sit down. I need to be constantly challenged; otherwise, I get very… well, I guess ‘bored’ is the word.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“One thing matters more than anything else for a dating product, and that is the quantity and quality of the people who use the product. It’s really freaking hard to get critical mass.”

― Sam Yagan

“My parents always say I have really good legs. I’ve worked really hard for them. They always insist that I show my legs.”

― Samaire Armstrong

“I have always had huge respect for comedians/comediennes. It’s because comedy is very hard to portray.”

― Samantha Akkineni

“I’ve been a war reporter and a human rights defender. A professor and a columnist. A diplomat and – by far most thrillingly – a mother. And what I’ve learned from all these experiences is that any change worth making is going to be hard. Period.”

― Samantha Power

“If your aim is to attack the United States, it is hard to imagine a more difficult way of getting here than by posing as a refugee.”

― Samantha Power

“I have always been driven; I’ve always wanted to be published, and I wanted to make that happen, so I worked very hard. ‘Perfectionist’ would be a word to describe me.”

― Samantha Shannon

“I think fans always felt that I try real hard and I am passionate about what I do.”

― Sami Zayn

“It’s hard to say this about a guy like Eddie Van Halen, one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived, but he’s really limited to a style and they’re locked into it.”

― Sammy Hagar

“When I’ve produced a song, I try to record a vocal over it, and sometimes it becomes really hard. Sometimes I’ve already said a lot that I want to say within the production. The vocal is just adding to it, rather than it being a song.”

― Sampha

“It is seldom very hard to do one’s duty when one knows what it is, but it is often exceedingly difficult to find this out.”

― Samuel Butler

“I’ve worked hard and dreamed, and that helped me become one of the best players in the world.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“I stick at things, will always push myself hard, and little by little, I’ll get to where I want to be.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“I work hard at my job.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“Enterprise is hard work. You have to integrate the client with the optimized systems of all the servers and software.”

― Samuel J. Palmisano

“One of the biggest things I learned was that it’s OK to be nervous and admit that you’re having a hard time.”

― Samuel Larsen

“Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.”

― Samuel McChord Crothers

“It would’ve been hard to do something else, to as it were, run away from the circus and become an accountant.”

― Samuel West

“I have achieved everything through either hard work or luck.”

― Sandra Bullock

“It’s hard not to identify with some of what Hillary Clinton is up against.”

― Sandra E. Peterson

“Becoming an actor? If it’s not a calling, don’t do it. It’s too hard.”

― Sandra Oh

“Bollywood works as hard as regional cinema makers.”

― Sanjay Leela Bhansali

“Any sustained rise in the price of oil will hit the Indian economy hard.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“Making a record’s really hard. You deal with the money stuff – you never have the budget you need. You’re working with so many egos.”

― Santigold

“I’m trying so hard to do something that means something and has integrity and cares about talent.”

― Santigold

“At a certain point, you try to avoid reading feedback or blogs because there’s always the risk of reading some sort of negative stuff that can be hard to hear.”

― Sara Ramirez

“In all kinds of ways, I used to be really, really hard on myself.”

― Sara Ramirez

“I think that it is always hard to find two voices that fit together well.”

― Sarah Brightman

“I always look for the writers and what they’re creating. If it’s something I don’t buy, it’s really hard for me to play it. To me, it has to be grounded in some sort of reality. It’s really hard to go to these extreme places if they’re not grounded.”

― Sarah Clarke

“One of the nice things about being a private company is operating without the intensity of public glare. It’s hard to grow a company under a microscope of constant second guessing.”

― Sarah Lacy

“I try so hard to live in the moment – I don’t think ahead very much.”

― Sarah McLachlan

“When you’ve played Buffy – who’s such a strong female role model – it’s really hard for another female character to compare to her.”

― Sarah Michelle Gellar

“Marriage is hard, and it can be tough when you’re both actors.”

― Sarah Parish

“I have a ton of Holocaust stuff, and some of it is really hard core.”

― Sarah Silverman

“Playing Frida was hard and wonderful. I found such a force in her, bigger than me. I tried to make it just a woman who had to do what she did. A woman who lived, ate, and laughed. I tried to avoid the ‘icon’ of Frida Khalo.”

― Sarita Choudhury

“Indians in general are sort of thick-skinned and hard to be moved.”

― Saroo Brierley

“I got my heel stuck in a drain as I was crossing the street and cars were coming. It was really scary. A girl in heels in New York is a hard combination.”

― Sasha Pieterse

“I worked hard at my four-year M.A., but got a 2.1. That was a big disappointment, as I wanted to write about history and thought I needed a First.”

― Saul David

“I just want to work on things that are really hard, and when I’m not working on things that are really hard, I want to hang out with people I like to be with, and that’s it.”

― Scarlett Johansson

“I don’t do damsel in distress very well. It’s hard for me to play a victim.”

― Scarlett Johansson

“If a job’s worth doing, it’s too hard.”

― Scott Adams

“It’s hard to tell what is even mainstream anymore because there’s so many platforms now. And they’re all topics of conversation.”

― Scott Adsit

“On the whole, show business is a hard business in which to be married.”

― Scott Bakula

“I think when we do our job right, our artists don’t sound like anybody else. I have a real hard time with voices that sound like other big voices.”

― Scott Borchetta

“If you really look hard at the evidence, the most rational conclusion is to believe that the demonic is real.”

― Scott Derrickson

“It’s hard to ask for help. It’s even harder to accept it when people offer it.”

― Scott Hall

“When we do things that are really hard, we can achieve great things – and that has worked as a great model for me.”

― Scott Kelly

“Everything is subjective, right? A question that’s easy for you is hard for somebody else, and vice versa.”

― Scott Rogowsky

“Success is extremely ephemeral and very hard to hold onto.”

― Scott Rudin

“There is an element in which anxiety co-represents with aspects of my personality I wouldn’t want to give up. It allows you to have foresight. I may not be as empathetic. It’s hard to figure out the difference between pathology and personality.”

― Scott Stossel

“Feedback for leaders is often nuanced and difficult to deliver. That said, hearing you are passive-aggressive from 10 different people described 10 different ways becomes hard to ignore.”

― Scott Weiss

“I still feel like I’m doing this for the same reasons and working just as hard.”

― Scott Wolf

“Once you get a taste of success, it’s a hard thing to turn down.”

― Scottie Pippen

“Anybody serious about poetry knows how hard it is to achieve anything worthwhile in it.”

― Seamus Heaney

“A lot of the LGBTQ community accepted ‘Tangerine,’ which was something we worked really hard to achieve.”

― Sean Baker

“My one hope for Netflix and Amazon is to be a little more art house- and indie-friendly, pushing those just as hard as they push their originals.”

― Sean Baker

“Anyone who says they are a hard man – they aren’t.”

― Sean Bean

“When I first finished ‘Sharpe,’ it was hard to get work because people only saw me as him.”

― Sean Bean

“Deaf people are struggling to find their favorite show or something that represents them. It’s hard. There are some examples of shows that have a deaf storyline in one episode, like Cold Case, or another show where they are focusing on the cochlear implant or the medical aspect.”

― Sean Berdy

“Everybody’s just been spilling their guts all over records and talking about how hard it is to be an entertainer and how much we get hated on and what we have to go through. But I ain’t really got it that bad. I’m just happy to be here.”

― Sean Combs

“Saying ‘yes’ to one thing means saying ‘no’ to another. That’s why decisions can be hard sometimes.”

― Sean Covey

“When you care about the players you are working with, that’s when they want to play hard for you.”

― Sean McVay

“Facebook is such a basic utility. It’s something that is such a part of peoples’ lives, I think it’s hard to imagine it going away.”

― Sean Parker

“I play a lot of hard men and gangsters, and I’m not like that at all.”

― Sean Pertwee

“Talking, being a better talker, wouldn’t have been that hard. It was just, I was just naturally gifted at other things.”

― Sean Waltman

“It’s hard to put yourself in someone else’s head.”

― Sean Waltman

“I consider myself to be a good guy so it’s not hard for me to play that.”

― Seann William Scott

“We’re making progress, but getting machines to replicate our ability to perceive and manipulate the world remains incredibly hard.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“I guess one thing that makes my music stand out is that it is quite hard to determine what genre it is.”

― Seinabo Sey

“Those who love so hard, we question if our passion can ever truly be reciprocated.”

― Selah Louise Marley

“Sometimes it’s hard for me to express my emotions on a conscious level, to directly say my emotions.”

― Selah Louise Marley

“Task switching is hard because we do not control what is on our mind. Despite our efforts, the original task continues to occupy our mental bandwidth. Although we can control where our time goes, we cannot fully control how our bandwidth is allocated.”

― Sendhil Mullainathan

“Serial tasking is hard because switching tasks is hard, even when the tasks are easy and similar. In some experiments, bilingual speakers are asked to read out numbers, first in one language and then midway in another language. They often stumble at the switch, taking many tries before they hit their stride again.”

― Sendhil Mullainathan

“There’s a popular image of people who don’t save for the future as lacking in self-control. But the reason saving is so hard has less to do with self-control and more to do with a scarcity of attention.”

― Sendhil Mullainathan

“The knee just isn’t 100 percent. It’s hard to be out there when you know that you can’t play at your best and could potentially make it worse.”

― Serena Williams

“I don’t know if I’ve had my share of drama, but I’ve definitely had my share of hard times.”

― Serena Williams

“When I moved from Independiente to Atletico Madrid, I was only 18, and I found it hard to adapt. But what surprised me most about moving to England was how fast the game was. I like it, but it is so quick.”

― Sergio Aguero

“We don’t really believe there’s much room for the creation of new currencies if there is no real backing for a hard and credible issuer of that currency.”

― Sergio Ermotti

“To concentrate intensely for 4 and a half hours, that’s too hard for me. Too tiring. I concentrate ‘lo maximo’ on the ‘golpe,’ the stroke, but between strokes I’m interacting with the crowd or laughing with my caddie, talking about the spectators, the cute girls.”

― Sergio Garcia

“Since Carlo Ancelotti has arrived, he had emphasised hard work and intensity, and now that is what Real Madrid are associated with. He has playing experience, which makes him different to other coaches.”

― Sergio Ramos

“I’ve never heard of a size 0 or a negative human. That’s hard. A lot of girls aren’t naturally built that way.”

― Serinda Swan

“Do you know how hard it is to play a character where you’re always in heels? Oh, my goodness!”

― Serinda Swan

“I intentionally abandoned the hard stuff early on because not only do I think it’s useless, I think it’s a distraction.”

― Seth Godin

“All of my activities are so pedestrian. The extreme sport I play is ping pong. And we play it hard. If any of you suckers want to step up to the table, be ready.”

― Seth Green

“If something is shocking without being funny it’s hard to justify.”

― Seth MacFarlane

“It’s very hard to get inside Donald Trump’s brain, and I don’t want to try.”

― Seth Meyers

“It’s a little challenging as a congressman to keep a low profile, but I try very hard to keep a low profile.”

― Seth Moulton

“I am lazy, but for some reason, I am so paranoid that I end up working hard.”

― Seth Rogen

“If aliens are really hanging out in our ‘hood, it’s hard to imagine any other fact more worthy of study. If not, then why does such a large fraction of the populace insist on believing they’re here?”

― Seth Shostak

“I have a hard time getting over an ex. Getting over an ex is just hard, period.”

― Sevyn Streeter

“Honestly, I think dating is hard. Period.”

― Sevyn Streeter

“I learnt the hard way about positioning in business, about catering to the right segments.”

― Shaffi Mather

“You got to understand: when you go into a record company and give them a something that doesn’t sound like what’s on the radio, it’s hard to sell it.”

― Shaggy

“I work hard, like I’m sure everyone else does, and I’m very honest with the work I do.”

― Shah Rukh Khan

“I have worked too hard on my body. I hope people like it.”

― Shaheer Sheikh

“I worked very hard playing Arjun, and I was consumed by the character.”

― Shaheer Sheikh

“All we can do is to work hard.”

― Shahid Afridi

“I had to overcome a lot of barriers. Until 1947, it was illegal for people from the subcontinent to migrate to the U.S. The subcontinentals were the last ethnic minority to gain citizenship. You assimilate. My name was too hard. They said, ‘Shad is what we are calling you.’ You go with the flow.”

― Shahid Khan

“Everyone can know what is in my heart because I find it hard to conceal myself.”

― Shakira

“Always I was dreaming of a record contract. From 10 to 13, it was all I could think of. I worked hard for this dream. Nobody could say I didn’t try.”

― Shakira

“I just want to write movies. And I try very hard.”

― Shane Black

“I have a really, really hard time sitting down and watching a TV show, except I’m apparently willing to watch the same episode of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ like, seven times.”

― Shane Carruth

“I have spoofed celebrities before, but it’s hard for me because I picture them watching it.”

― Shane Dawson

“When you’re a younger company, you struggle, struggle, struggle with, ‘How are we going to pay the bills, and how are we going to hire people, and how are we going to get a bigger office?’ Just managing the company is so hard.”

― Shane Smith

“But, it is hard too, because I want to do another action film. Believe it or not, it was fun.”

― Shane West

“It’s very hard to concentrate when your stomach’s rumbling.”

― Shania Twain

“It’s very hard to be honest with yourself when something’s just not working.”

― Shania Twain

“I think people find it so easy to write off teenagers and millennials as just being like these shallow, self-centered people who don’t have anything real going on and who are always just on their cell phones. But being a teenager is really hard.”

― Shannon Purser

“Some people think all I did was trash talk. But ask my teammates, coaches – they saw how hard I worked, how hard I prepared.”

― Shannon Sharpe

“The Ahmadinejads of the world, the bin Ladens of the world, will not change their ways, regardless of how hard we try to explain to them that peace begins with them.”

― Shari Arison

“Divorce is hard and painful and complicated, and something you have to grow through.”

― Sharon Stone

“It’s really hard to watch yourself.”

― Sharon Van Etten

“I hit ‘record’ whenever I’m going through a really hard time. I don’t listen to it for a couple of days, so I have some perspective. If it’s too personal to share, and I feel like would alienate the listeners, then I usually don’t share that stuff.”

― Sharon Van Etten

“Conservatives will fight hard to preserve the institutions of mass incarceration and police brutality. Because they don’t see themselves as victims of these things, but as benefactors, they will fight hard to preserve the status quo against a reform candidate.”

― Shaun King

“You can only jump so far until you break your leg. You can only land so hard until something explodes.”

― Shaun White

“It was hard to find a board my size. I was tiny.”

― Shaun White

“It’s hard to just kinda get some privacy and do your own thing.”

― Shaun White

“So it wasn’t actually that bad, it took a couple of weeks to sort of get used to uh, you know, standing around and pretending to have ice shoot out of your hand, but once you got used to that it uh, it was actually not that hard.”

― Shawn Ashmore

“I work really hard to portray things that you’re not going to see at Walmart.”

― Shawn Crahan

“After 13 years of hard landings in gymnastics, one ski run had delivered the biggest injury of my career.”

― Shawn Johnson

“Definitely, it’s hard being a young artist and being taken seriously.”

― Shawn Mendes

“I talked a bunch of crap for years and then went out and worked hard. That’s the extent of it. There’s no magical genius to it, as much as I’d like to think there is. I’m just a guy who works hard – and I hope guys are challenged by that.”

― Shawn Michaels

“For Scary Movie 2, we had a due date and had to work fast. And though there’s a lot of pressure, as artists, we just block it out. So really, the pressure comes from us. That’s how the first movie happened. There was no outside pressure: we wanted to hit the audience hard.”

― Shawn Wayans

“Everything I’ve gotten, I’ve had to work twice as hard to earn.”

― Shayna Baszler

“It’s hard to simulate the things that I do.”

― Shayna Baszler

“I’ve been trying to learn Spanish, but it has been hard for me. It’s a slow process, but I’m trying.”

― Sheamus

“Us Irish are kind of like that: we’re hard grafters. We like to prove everybody wrong.”

― Sheamus

“A woman will always be made to feel like a criminal, whatever choice she makes, however hard she tries. Mothers feel like criminals. Non-mothers do, too.”

― Sheila Heti

“It was hard to work and work and work and not get your music played on the radio.”

― Shelby Lynne

“Rhode Island works hard to reduce air pollution in our communities. We passed laws to prohibit cars and buses from idling their engines and to retrofit school buses with diesel pollution controls. But there is only so much a single state can do, particularly against out-of-state pollution.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“What I find with my fellow female members of Congress is that we tend to work very hard. While we’re very focused, we can also multitask a lot better.”

― Shelley Moore Capito

“I am one of those athletes who is very hard on myself.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“It’s hard to judge how you are feeling physically.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“It takes a lot of hard work to stay committed and focus on what I wanted to achieve.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“Hard work is something that comes without saying for us to achieve the things we want.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“My second 30 is actually very good, where my turnovers are very quick. I just want to put a complete race together, once I get out of my drive phase, I want to hit my next 30 very hard.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“The only thing I advocate for is for equality for female athletes because we train just as hard, and we’re always having a lot of head-to-head clashes, always competing against each other.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“But because I could throw so hard when I got to college they made me a pitcher.”

― Shemar Moore

“It’s really hard as a Canadian actor to make a footprint in the States, because of the visa stuff.”

― Shenae Grimes

“I represent the small businesses, the women, and the families working so hard to rebuild our communities.”

― Sher Valenzuela

“If you don’t fail, you haven’t tried hard enough.”

― Shervin Pishevar

“I have to be very aware of how I manage my health. I still have relapses if I push myself too hard and my immune system can’t handle it.”

― Sheryl Lee

“I’ve definitely learned how hard it can be to lean in when you’re struggling at home.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“Dream big work hard.”

― Sheryl Swoopes

“Women play just as hard as guys do. We’re just as competitive.”

― Sheryl Swoopes

“I have a hard time with free time.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“I worked really hard and changed myself and became a more mature player.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“Swing has always been my strength, and I am also working hard on it.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“I’ve literally pitched to every studio and network trying to get directing work. It’s really hard.”

― Shiri Appleby

“I’m very expressive, but I’m also a very private person. It is so hard to be private in the entertainment business.”

― Shirley Eaton

“A cantor, when he starts singing, it’s like rain – once it starts, it’s hard to stop.”

― Sholom Aleichem

“Shondaland is my company. I run that mother. I am in charge. I am the leader. It’s fantastic. It’s also really hard. As it should be.”

― Shonda Rhimes

“I toured for 13 years, and it was very lonely, and it was hard work.”

― Sia

“I have to make sure I don’t eat too much chocolate. You can’t imagine how hard that is for a German to not eat chocolate.”

― Sibel Kekilli

“It’s hard when you’re not a native speaker, because everyone’s laughing, and you’re like, ‘What was that? Can you tell me again?’”

― Sibel Kekilli

“I think it’s so hard to get really, really strong parts where the actress can act. It’s rare.”

― Sibel Kekilli

“Because it was my first time acting in English, everyone on set was difficult to understand. It was a mix of Scottish, Irish, British and American English. To understand a Scottish accent or an Irish accent was so hard.”

― Sibel Kekilli

“It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments.”

― Sidney Altman

“I’ll be the first one to admit my first couple of years I was pretty hard on the refs.”

― Sidney Crosby

“It’s not that hard to stay grounded. It’s the way I was brought up.”

― Sidney Crosby

“I find it very hard not to be myself and maybe that does attract attention, but I’d be miserable if I wasn’t.”

― Sienna Miller

“I think love is a really hard thing to define. I think it’s multifaceted.”

― Sienna Miller

“It’s so hard for women in this business. And I want to be doing this when I’m 50.”

― Sienna Miller

“Human nature is such that monogamy is a really hard thing to achieve.”

― Sienna Miller

“I don’t go to a gym. I find that really hard to do.”

― Sienna Miller

“I feel self-doubt whether I’m doing something hard or easy.”

― Sigourney Weaver

“It’s hard to convince your agents and managers to do theater, because it’s not as financially rewarding and it takes up a lot of time.”

― Simon Helberg

“I find it very hard to write about Jewish history.”

― Simon Schama

“There are two types of claims: those based on hard numbers and those based on slippery numbers.”

― Simon Sinek

“When I’m doing something, I do work hard at it.”

― Simon Van Booy

“When Serena is number one, its hard to think of being number one.”

― Simona Halep

“A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.”

― Simone Weil

“I’m a crap guitarist and I find it really hard writing on my own.”

― Siobhan Fahey

“Ambiguity in directors is a hard thing to deal with.”

― Skeet Ulrich

“I was working so hard at music and trying to do this whole ‘industry’ thing and realised that it wasn’t for me.”

― Skepta

“I hear all the big department stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s in the U.S. playing hard hip-hop records to the shoppers, like Rick Ross at his gnarliest. That’s amazing. It makes me think grime can do a similar thing.”

― Skepta

“I always separate myself from reviews, but tweets and Instagram comments, they go directly to my phone. It’s hard to keep up.”

― Skylar Astin

“The trick to scrambled eggs is to remove half the milk from the container and shake what’s left as hard as you can, like a cocktail shaker, before you whisk it into the eggs.”

― Sloane Crosley

“I learnt a hard fact: that dignity is a luxury in our country.”

― Sobhita Dhulipala

“I feel I’m a hard person to like.”

― Sobhita Dhulipala

“I always heard that immigrants had a really hard life when they came to America.”

― Sofia Vergara

“Unless I play like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, it’ll be hard to give myself 100 out of 100.”

― Son Heung-min

“I might retire when acting becomes too hard on me physically, but I don’t want to give up easily. I really want to have a long-term acting career.”

― Song Joong-ki

“It was a miracle that I became an actress. I survived because of hard work and perseverance.”

― Soni Razdan

“After that first month in Sydney, I went home for two weeks. I didn’t want to ever go back because it was so hard.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“I’m a lot more comfortable in the ring. I’m comfortable catching punches, and defensively, I feel like I’ve improved a lot. I am banking on my athleticism. I’ve worked hard on my footwork.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“I don’t have the runs on the board to trash talk anyone in the boxing sense. I’ve got to do it the hard way and earn that respect.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“You had many jazz musicians who lived in the United States, who had a hard time being accepted over here and had to play in sort of these inferior type dives.”

― Sonny Rollins

“We grew up on hip-hop, metal, and hard core, which… reflect a certain amount of the chaos and confusion that are part of daily life.”

― Sonny Sandoval

“So I went out and bought Hard Again by Muddy Waters. That was a big learning curve. I listened to that album again and again and again. James Cotton was the harmonica player on that album.”

― Sonny Terry

“I learned the hard way that taking shortcuts and living for free is not really living free.”

― Sophia Amoruso

“Being a chef would be too much hard work.”

― Sophie Ellis-Bextor

“It’s hard to feel comfortable in your own skin when you’re younger.”

― Sophie Ellis-Bextor

“It’s not like they just open the gate to Hollywood and off you go – you earn your stripes. I worked ferociously hard even just to get an agent.”

― Sophie Kennedy Clark

“I race six events. I specialise in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle, and it’s not impossible, but it is hard to be able to race every single race, and day after day as well.”

― Sophie Pascoe

“’Lemonade’ is made out of bubbling, fizzing, popping, and ‘Hard’ is made from metal and latex – they are sort of sculptures in this way. I synthesize all sounds except for vocals using raw waveforms and different synthesis methods as opposed to using samples.”

― Sophie

“It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.”

― Soren Kierkegaard

“If you have a business that isn’t growing the top line, it’s very hard to deliver attractive returns to shareholders.”

― Soren Skou

“It’s easy to talk about digitalising things; it’s quite difficult to do in a B2B environment. It’s hard to digitalise that complexity.”

― Soren Skou

“Rishabh Pant whenever he has got away from Delhi on good pitches, hard pitches where there is carry, he has been exceptional with the bat.”

― Sourav Ganguly

“IPL is pure sport. The glitz and glamour is just 15 per cent. 85% is actually professional, hard cricket.”

― Sourav Ganguly

“Emotions are messy and hard to figure out.”

― Spike Jonze

“As creatives, it’s a hard thing to push, to make something you’re truly excited about, especially if you’ve written 100 different concepts and they keep getting shot down.”

― Spike Jonze

“I’m very nervous about taking jobs. I always make sure that, if I’m going to work with somebody, that they really understand what it is that I want to do. I’d rather not take the job than be vague about how I’m going to do something and run into trouble later on. It’s a hard thing to negotiate.”

― Spike Jonze

“Writing is hard.”

― Spike Jonze

“Despite our hard work and the number of hours we put in, content is the hero of every show.”

― Sriti Jha

“I work hard. That’s probably one of my only strengths.”

― Stacey Dooley

“As far as the girls in my grade, it was always kind of an on-and-off thing. When all this came up, it was kind of hard. My guy friends and my family friends have been so amazing and supportive.”

― Stacie Orrico

“It’s hard to be successful over the long term if you’re not unified and there’s not that synergy between coach and front office.”

― Stan Van Gundy

“The hardest thing to do in this league is to get a proven star. It’s just very hard to do. It’s hard to do in free agency; it’s hard to do in trades. You get very few opportunities to do it.”

― Stan Van Gundy

“You always need to try hard to find solutions. It’s the same in life or tennis.”

― Stan Wawrinka

“Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.”

― Standing Bear

“We need to defend against weaknesses within and enemies without, using the tools of civil society and hard power. We don’t have to pick one over the other.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“The very fact that we find it hard to conceive of an alternative to limitless economic growth is an indication of our spiritual condition.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“There may be something to the suggestion about the pace of technological change intimidating writers, though – it’s been awfully hard to keep ahead of real developments.”

― Stanley Schmidt

“Of course, the way writers think about those things is almost certain to be affected by their own cultural background, and it would be hard to deny that, for whatever reasons, a lot of SF writers come from Anglo or European backgrounds.”

― Stanley Schmidt

“I think the rising and falling popularity of areas like hard SF and far-future SF is, to a considerable extent, the same as any other fashion.”

― Stanley Schmidt

“My dad was real hard on me. He wasn’t really big on congratulating and stuff like that.”

― Stefon Diggs

“I work really hard. Walk-throughs, I take everything seriously.”

― Stefon Diggs

“I travel a lot, so it’s hard to always fit in a workout.”

― Stella Maxwell

“If I wasn’t a model, I don’t know what I’d do, but I would be working just as hard at whatever it was.”

― Stella Maxwell

“Dating is pretty hard, since I’m always on the road.”

― Stella Maxwell

“The distribution systems and the cinemas have adopted to the blockbusters, and they now get their main income from selling popcorn, and if you don’t make a film that sells popcorn, it’s very hard to get it out there.”

― Stellan Skarsgard

“Acting is such a strange, vague profession, but my kids know it’s hard labour.”

― Stellan Skarsgard

“Barack Obama and Joe Biden have been working hard to help middle-class families make it in America.”

― Steny Hoyer

“It was a hard time for me to have a pure moment, to be present, to be here.”

― Stephan Jenkins

“We may not want to say it out loud, but motherhood is hard.”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“Work hard on yourself; don’t be hard on yourself.”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“We try so hard to be excellent and only want the best of the best but, instead of the greatest day ever, try to have a good one.”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“I grew up in a family where the thing that was valued most was being a hard worker, and if you commit to something, you follow through.”

― Stephanie Savage

“Travelling is hard, but travelling and still having style is even harder.”

― Stephanie Sigman

“World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.”

― Stephen Ambrose

“I learned in an extremely hard way that the accountability falls with me.”

― Stephen Baldwin

“I think that black fiction authors have to work very hard to avoid being typed as seeking only a black audience.”

― Stephen Carter

“I find it hard to think of myself as selling books. I don’t even have a Web site. I want to sit and write, not sell.”

― Stephen Carter

“I deliver my Truth hot and hard.”

― Stephen Colbert

“I started as a straight actor. I’d go onstage, and I’d think, ‘Wow, this is the only thing I want to work really hard at. I will rehearse fifty times on a single scene; I don’t care – I’ll do it again.’”

― Stephen Colbert

“I’m working on a new novel, in its 3rd draft, but it’s hard to write while doing 7th Heaven.”

― Stephen Collins

“The stage is such an investment, and it’s so emotional that it’s really hard to tell how that will go.”

― Stephen Dillane

“Living at the beach, it’s hard to get out of the sun.”

― Stephen Dorff

“An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.”

― Stephen Fry

“On TV, it is more efficient to use voice-over people because it is really hard to get celebrity voices to recur in a series.”

― Stephen Hillenburg

“It’s very hard to come up with ideal situations… With different moods and the difficulties of traveling around, I often play my best under the worst conditions.”

― Stephen Hough

“I love food. I’m a complete foodie. I love to cook. I find it very hard to say no to food. I get grumpy if I don’t get food.”

― Stephen Hunter

“It’s hard for any man to take something thrown at his face and not to retaliate.”

― Stephen Jackson

“I want to be part of a team that wants to win. Guys that are trusting each other, guys that don’t mind playing hard.”

― Stephen Jackson

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

― Stephen King

“It’s hard to imagine anyone accusing Lionel Shriver of being a timid writer.”

― Stephen McCauley

“It’s hard to describe the work of the British-born Australian writer Elizabeth Jolley without somewhat misrepresenting it.”

― Stephen McCauley

“You can work very hard on a crappy movie.”

― Stephen McFeely

“There is a difference between looking all right in a shirt and taking the shirt off. The older that us dudes get, the more the paunch has to be worked on. It’s hard.”

― Stephen Moyer

“It is hard to put aside partisanship. It is hard to give up the easy wisecracking jeer that divides and destroys. It is hard – very hard – to have worked sincerely and wholeheartedly for a cause and to have lost. Most of all, it is hard to put aside personal prejudices. And yet we must put these things aside.”

― Stephen Vincent Benet

“There are many trials that seem hard to bear at first which prove true blessings later when we see of what false materials they were first composed.”

― Stephen Vincent Benet

“Well, the first thing to say is that we’ve worked hard to maintain compatibility, so that any program written with an earlier version of Mathematica can run without change in 3.0, and any notebook can be converted.”

― Stephen Wolfram

“I would say my hardest opponent that I have to face has to be probably Rod Strickland. He’s very strong. He’s a guy who gets to the basket, and when his jump shot is on, it’s really hard to stop him.”

― Stephon Marbury

“After six months of playi