Top 1386 Struggle Quotes

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“Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.”

― A. Philip Randolph

“Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.”

― Aaron Klug

“I love coming of age stories that have struggle.”

― Aaron Paul

“I always think that struggle can bring out the best in people – or the worst.”

― Abby Wambach

“We all avow to struggle for making this country a welfare state where everyone is allowed to spend life on the basis of social justice and where everyone can live in peace and honour.”

― Abdul Qadeer Khan

“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“The purpose of armed struggle is not simply to kill… its purpose is to reach a political goal.”

― Abu Abbas

“From the age of 11, I was cleaning floors, washing dishes, making sandwiches and being a cashier. Survival was the name of the game. Life was so hard that I had to struggle to keep up my standards. Under these conditions, I didn’t think about science too much.”

― Ada Yonath

“What is a struggle is that acting isn’t a place where you go to work and you do that thing. There aren’t set boundaries, like an office, where you go and work. For me, the work is always on my mind.”

― Adam Driver

“I suspect that here theists and atheists would agree: Human beings have within them the ability to choose evil or good. We wake up each day facing the age-old struggle of good and evil. In some situations, mental illness clouds our judgment.”

― Adam Hamilton

“Every revolution, bloody or not, has two phases. The first phase is defined by the struggle for freedom, the second by the struggle for power and revenge on the votaries of the ancien regime.”

― Adam Michnik

“The fact that a baby can be born today and condemned to a life of hardship, struggle, and discrimination simply because of sex is enraging.”

― Adora Svitak

“I had a mundane, happy childhood, without much struggle.”

― Adrian Tomine

“Marc Jacobs Beauty is really exciting for me; when I was at school, I would always struggle to find make-up that suited my skin tone, and I certainly wouldn’t find anything from a luxury brand. I’m glad that girls don’t have that problem anymore.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“My life has been a bit special, this is true. I participated in the liberation of my country. I was one of the organisers of its struggle for liberation. I likewise actively participated in all the struggles for liberation.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“When I was engaged in the struggle for my country, I was very young. My horizons were open.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d’etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“I huff and puff and struggle with every sentence, paragraph and page – sometimes every word as well.”

― Aidan Chambers

“People presume my disability has to do with being an amputee, but that’s not the case; our insecurities are our disabilities, and I struggle with those as does everyone.”

― Aimee Mullins

“That is why I came to conclusion that the election must take place, so that the republic can have a government. If I were to say that everything will change for the better immediately, that would not be true. The struggle will continue for a long time.”

― Akhmad Kadyrov

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

― Al Gore

“Understood what the struggle was about. My mother. Couldn’t read or write, but she had more sense than many a graduate from Harvard.”

― Al Lewis

“I’ve been in the struggle over seventy years – it doesn’t bother me I may not win.”

― Al Lewis

“The struggle goes on. The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago.”

― Al Lewis

“Design is not so much a design issue as a power struggle.”

― Alan Cooper

“I usually can find a way to do a character to make it real and work. But sometimes it’s a struggle sustaining that, because there’s such a level of personal involvement and personal, physical, and emotional distraughtness.”

― Alan Cumming

“The struggle for morality never stays won. It’s always in process.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.”

― Alan Paton

“Speaking for myself, I really struggle to pinpoint whether I became a scientist because I like science fiction, or did I gravitate to science fiction because I identified strongly with scientists.”

― Alastair Reynolds

“In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.”

― Albert Bandura

“In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death… these are things that unite us all.”

― Albert Camus

“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”

― Albert Camus

“It is the cells which create and maintain in us, during the span of our lives, our will to live and survive, to search and experiment, and to struggle.”

― Albert Claude

“While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups, the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle in their effort to peacefully coexist.”

― Alcee Hastings

“In my opinion, terrorism is a question which is not a short- term problem for all of us. It is a long-term fight. And NATO can play, and will play, a very crucial role in this struggle.”

― Aleksander Kwasniewski

“Body image is something that girls struggle with every day, and it’s something that I struggle with every day.”

― Alessia Cara

“I might not have been academically gifted – I was bad at maths, and science was a struggle – but I was good at English literature and became hooked on theatre.”

― Alex Sharp

“I struggle with my weight like it’s my job.”

― Alex Weisman

“The party of swindlers and thieves is putting forward its chief swindler and its chief thief for the presidency. We must vote against him, struggle against him.”

― Alexei Navalny

“There is a strange kind of human being in whom there is an eternal struggle between body and soul, animal and god, for dominance. In all great men this mixture is striking, and in none more so than in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.”

― Alfred Einstein

“I struggle with technology. I think it doesn’t like me because I think it knows I don’t like it.”

― Alfred Enoch

“I think without struggle, you can’t grow as a person – I think you need that in your life.”

― Ali Krieger

“From the hour when the Puritan baby opened his eyes in bleak New England, he had a Spartan struggle for life.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“I’ll be honest with you, I really struggle with the conversation around gun control.”

― Alicia Garza

“In any relationship, when you go through any big change, you struggle to find your new constellation, your new ground. It takes a while to determine what the new relationship between you is.”

― Alicia Vikander

“All in all this is a difficult political struggle which will go on for years, in which our people won’t die anymore; I’m not sure how much we will be able to win, but I’m certain that we won’t loose anything that we have now.”

― Alija Izetbegovic

“Our goal: the Islamization of Muslims. Our methods: to believe and to struggle.”

― Alija Izetbegovic

“In the late 1980s, a new revolt broke out, this time led by the fundamentalist FIS (Islamic Salvation Front). Many of its leaders were the kind of young Algerians who joined the struggle against the French occupiers in the 1950s.”

― Alistair Horne

“When we talk about women’s struggle to balance their lives, certain men growl, ‘If you can’t stand the heat, get back to the kitchen.’ Men who have never changed a nappy, mainly, and couldn’t pick their child’s teacher out in a police line-up.”

― Allison Pearson

“I came into the world weighing one pound, 14 ounces. My family knows what it’s like to go through the struggle of not knowing if your baby is going to be OK.”

― Ally Brooke

“And as you point out, for American families who struggle every day to figure out how do they pay, we talk about gasoline prices. That throws budgets into a real problem when you have budgeted really tight.”

― Allyson Schwartz

“I have always regarded global development as a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan, since I do not consider that the process is restricted to our own sphere of culture.”

― Alva Myrdal

“All nations struggle in the aftermath of civil war. More than 100 years after the English Civil War, for instance, any prelate who was ‘enthusiastic’ about religion attracted censure and suspicion.”

― Amanda Foreman

“I think the main struggle for women in Hollywood and women in my position is to fight for true representation in the media and accurate representation of our many diverse qualities in stories.”

― Amber Heard

“You have to get an individual who’s willing to actually struggle with the system to change it. As long as you have people who – to make substantive changes, to make infrastructure changes.”

― Amiri Baraka

“With non-fiction, there is the struggle to be accurate. With fiction, it is a bit different: the desire to let imagination take you to new places.”

― Amitava Kumar

“In the contemporary world, we think of politeness as surface behavior, like frosting – it’s sweet and attractive and finishes off the cake. But 19th century nobility and the enlightened thinkers and stoics before them viewed manners in a very different way. To them, manners are an outward expression of an inward struggle.”

― Amor Towles

“I like not being noticed. It has been a struggle because I love performing, but if I’m in a group of people and someone has a bigger personality, I’m like, ‘Go ahead, and have fun!’”

― Amy Adams

“Politicians are very experienced – maybe too experienced – at using body language to signal power and competence. But what these politicians are much more likely to struggle with, or just neglect to do altogether, is communicate warmth and trustworthiness.”

― Amy Cuddy

“If you’ve raged, if you’ve mistreated somebody, if you’ve ever thought only about yourself – these are things that all human beings struggle with and judge themselves for.”

― Amy Landecker

“Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach – managing our thoughts, regulating our emotions, and behaving productively despite our circumstances. While all three areas can be a struggle, it’s often our thoughts that make it most difficult to be mentally strong.”

― Amy Morin

“I am sort of drawn toward places in the world where there is struggle and conflict.”

― Anderson Cooper

“I don’t know many artists who’ve come out of Beverly Hills, y’know? You need that struggle.”

― Anderson Paak

“Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.”

― Andre Gide

“Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“You’re going to struggle. You’re going to do well. You can’t really let the past or the day before – whether you had a good day or bad day – dictate the day you have that certain day.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“That’s the biggest thing I struggle with. We could never hope to represent every gay person in America. There will be people who will say, ‘Well, my experience of being gay isn’t like that,’ to which I can only say, ‘That’s fine.’”

― Andrew Haigh

“Watching soccer is my main hobby, really. I’m no tactician or coach, but I enjoy watching the free flow of it, the different styles, and the histories behind clubs. Like Barcelona vs. Madrid – it’s not just a soccer game; it’s a geopolitical struggle. There are great storylines and no commercials.”

― Andrew Luck

“LaRon Landry, a safety, is in incredible physical condition – really impressive. Also Anthony Castonzo, the left tackle – I’m very impressed with him. He really sets a great example for how to stay in shape – not only during the off-season but throughout the season, which can be a struggle because of the rhythm of the way things work.”

― Andrew Luck

“I feel very fortunate that while I had a little bit of personal panic or maybe a little internal struggle as a teenager, really coming to terms with the fact that I was gay, and also knowing I was going to have to tell my family. And, how was that going to affect things? And would it affect things? And ultimately, it did not.”

― Andrew Rannells

“It was a struggle to humanize Donald Trump, who was the antagonist in my satirical thriller ‘The Day of the Donald’. Of course, I heard from some readers who thought I made Trump too likable.”

― Andrew Shaffer

“Retail businesses have narrow margins. If you cut off a flow of young consumers, it’s only a matter of time before the businesses struggle and fail.”

― Andrew Yang

“The life of an entrepreneur is the life of a human. Some days are amazing. Some days are a struggle. A lot are in between. It’s the same for all of us.”

― Andy Dunn

“Women take so long to get ready, but when they get out of the bathroom, they look smokin’ hot. That’s the struggle of men throughout history, waiting by the door. The wait is so worth it. Always.”

― Andy Grammer

“I used to work at Bloomingdale’s when I was transitioning, and they didn’t want me using the same bathroom as the female employees or what have you, so it was a struggle.”

― Angelica Ross

“Oh, God, I struggle with low self-esteem all the time! I think everyone does. I have so much wrong with me, it’s unbelievable!”

― Angelina Jolie

“One of the things I do struggle with is being in the present.”

― Angourie Rice

“I wanted to be a teacher, but I was a lousy student, one of the slowest readers. It was a tremendous struggle. But I’m lucky I had some teachers who saw something in me.”

― Ann Bancroft

“I know for certain people I’m championing a struggle that they’re going through.”

― Ann Romney

“I know what it’s like to struggle and to have those concerns that all mothers have.”

― Ann Romney

“He who receives a great many letters demanding answer, sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of one man against the rest of the world.”

― Anna C. Brackett

“We’re talking about the struggle to drag a thought over from the mush of the unconscious into some kind of grammar, syntax, human sense; every attempt means starting over with language. starting over with accuracy.”

― Anne Carson

“I do feel pressure to look good. But that’s just not going to happen, because I have a double chin, and I can’t pose. It’s such a struggle.”

― Anne-Marie

“While Saudi Arabia tries to usher in the post-oil era, its citizens struggle to adjust to a more diversified capitalist society.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“I am not as knowledgeable about the struggle for gay rights, for our history, the way some of my castmates or other gay men I know are.”

― Antoni Porowski

“Every play I do, every book I write, every painting I paint, I will struggle with. I don’t know what it’s like for a project to come easy.”

― Antony Sher

“I am still where I started. I am still struggling. In fact, the struggle has only got bigger. I always try to go beyond my means, and this where the struggle comes in.”

― Anurag Kashyap

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

― Apolo Ohno

“When I didn’t become the quintessential Yash Chopra hero, I got into the ‘struggle’ period and became negative.”

― Arfi Lamba

“The power of a person derives not from the office he occupies but from a clear sense of direction and aspiration and from a willingness to struggle for his ways and beliefs.”

― Ariel Sharon

“The fight against terrorism is an international struggle of the free world against the forces of darkness.”

― Ariel Sharon

“Mental illness doesn’t need to be hidden or glorified. It should be normalized to where people feel comfortable sharing with their families and friends and know they’re not alone. By opening up about my struggle, I’m hoping I can help someone who feels like they don’t know what to do or when they can’t accept their situation.”

― Ariel Winter

“If someone is trying to skip the struggle – which is the creative job – our machines today, the technology that we have, can help the person, but it is only momentary. On the other hand, if you are creative, you have the skill, and you are hardworking, technology can only make you superior.”

― Arijit Singh

“It’s been a long struggle. But we’ve made huge progress. I mean, when I started at Berkeley, women weren’t allowed to be part of the band. No women were allowed into the male faculty club. I mean, I was there. I remember that! The worlds were so divided. So the change has been huge.”

― Arlie Russell Hochschild

“State governments generate less revenue in a recession. As state leaders struggle to make up for lost revenue, legislatures tend to cut funding for higher education. Colleges, in turn, answer these funding cuts with tuition hikes.”

― Arne Duncan

“For the 95 per cent whose only means of schooling is the district or the city school, we must provide what we are not now providing, an education that will better fit them for the struggle of life.”

― Arthur Capper

“The Disarmament Conference has become the focal point of a great struggle between anarchy and world order… between those who think in terms of inevitable armed conflict and those who seek to build a universal and durable peace.”

― Arthur Henderson

“Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries.”

― Arthur Henderson

“I argue that the Talmud is about the constant struggle to understand.”

― Arthur Hertzberg

“The labour movement had the best opportunity in 50 years to transform not merely an industrial situation and win an important battle for workers in struggle, but an opportunity to change the government of the day.”

― Arthur Scargill

“There was a generation of people who moved here to make something of themselves. They had to really struggle and created really something on their own apart from a lot of attention. It was a really exciting time here.”

― Arto Lindsay

“To some it is Napoleon, to some it is a philosophical struggle, to me it is allegro con brio.”

― Arturo Toscanini

“I didn’t take the money route because I saw my parents struggle for survival.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“For me, I value connection a lot, talking to people and connecting. Don’t get me wrong: I enjoy having my own time, but I think it’s really important to have that connection, so living on Mars would be a struggle for me.”

― Asa Butterfield

“My mum Margaret was a single parent, but though life was a bit of a struggle she gave me every encouragement.”

― Ashley Jensen

“’Something Borrowed’ is looking like a romantic comedy, but it’s a comedy. It shines as a comedy; it’s definitely not just about the romance. It’s an honest depiction of the struggle between the characters. The comedy aspect will make it shine.”

― Ashley Williams

“There’s no sense in making life seem like it’s a struggle, because that doesn’t make anybody feel better.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“There have always been difficult situations for activists in Pakistan. In the 1960s, people fought for linguistic and ethnic rights in relation to the Bangladesh movement and the struggle of the people in the western Balochistan province.”

― Asma Jahangir

“My family has equally suffered abductions, attacks and life threats, but I have continued my struggle for justice.”

― Asma Jahangir

“She is absolutely inspiring. Malala is a vindication of our struggle.”

― Asma Jahangir

“I am often accused of colluding with the British during the freedom struggle. I want to ask, how?”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“Our great struggle in medicine these days is not just with ignorance and uncertainty. It’s also with complexity: how much you have to make sure you have in your head and think about. There are a thousand ways things can go wrong.”

― Atul Gawande

“I’m very honest about the things I struggle with and I need to work on to survive as a solo artist.”

― Aubrey O’Day

“It’s a struggle but that’s why we exist, so that another generation of Lesbians of color will not have to invent themselves, or their history, all over again.”

― Audre Lorde

“The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“I never thought I had the monopoly on struggle or suffering.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“The struggle for equality is really a struggle for democracy, and that’s why it’s a struggle for all the population.”

― Ayman Odeh

“Just as Jews in the U.S. joined Martin Luther King, I’m sure hundreds of thousands of Jews will join the struggle for civil equality in Israel.”

― Ayman Odeh

“Abu Mazen has no more hope for Netanyahu’s approach. He’s searching for a way to establish the Palestinian state. He doesn’t want a militarized struggle with Israel.”

― Ayman Odeh

“For more than 30 years the Islamic regime and its apologists have tried to dismiss women’s struggle in Iran as part of a western ploy.”

― Azar Nafisi

“Look at Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolution and the slogans that they used: anti-imperialism; anti-colonialism; the struggle of the have-nots against the haves; the state monopoly over economy, which was very much patterned after the Soviet Union. All of these things did not come out of Islam. Islam is not that developed.”

― Azar Nafisi

“I had heard about how people struggle and how hard it is to get into acting. But I did not care because it’s something I love.”

― Bai Ling

“Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle.”

― Balthus

“Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.”

― Barack Obama

“Those who call themselves anti-Zionists usually insist they are not anti-Semites. But I struggle to see what else to call an ideology that seeks to eradicate only one state in the world – the one that happens to be the Jewish one – while empathetically insisting on the rights of self-determination for every other minority.”

― Bari Weiss

“It’s hard to do large, expensive projects without some sort of hierarchical structure where somebody can tell you – maybe softly, but at least tell you – what to do, or you have some supervision over you. Physicists like to be completely independent of each other. So that’s a constant struggle. And it’s a place that sometimes we get in trouble.”

― Barry Barish

“I think everybody can identify, you know, with this sort of struggle to decide for yourself who you are, you know, and what your place in life is.”

― Barry Jenkins

“I love boxing. I like to see the strategizing. Watching the warriors go to work. I like that struggle, going out there and fighting.”

― Barry Larkin

“Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer; he died as we shall die, and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil.”

― Basil Hume

“When things are scary, or there’s a struggle, I always think, ‘How is this going to sound in my biography?’ Sometimes I would just be living on protein shakes or the cheapest food that I could afford because I didn’t have a lot of money.”

― Becky Lynch

“When we consume vastly more protein than we need, our kidneys struggle to process it, resulting in protein in the urine. Too much protein from meat may also contribute to kidney stones.”

― Bee Wilson

“Restaurant critics all struggle with the difficulty of writing about eating without resorting to the word ‘delicious’ and its synonyms.”

― Bee Wilson

“Whenever women struggle with breast cancer and face better care than ever, that’s feminism.”

― bell hooks

“The institutionalization of Black Studies, Feminist Studies, all of these things, led to a sense that the struggle was over for a lot of people and that one did not have to continue the personal consciousness-raising and changing of one’s viewpoint.”

― bell hooks

“Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.”

― Bella Abzug

“Our struggle was political, ideological and economic, and we felt we couldn’t make something of ourselves unless we bettered society. We saw the two together.”

― Bella Abzug

“I remember hoping there’d be 10 people at a show in 1998 when there was an incredible write-up in the local weekly. I don’t want to go back to that period of being obscure and having nobody know who I am, let alone have to struggle to get people to come to the show.”

― Ben Gibbard

“Particularly with middle-class people, self-absorption is a struggle.”

― Ben Lewin

“I had one year of struggle. My parents were always there, but I didn’t want to rely on them. Now it’s moving pretty fast. I’m not rich, but obviously this is fantastic. All I know to do with money is put it in a shoebox anyway.”

― Ben McKenzie

“I have had a struggle with anxiety, always, and as a proud Jew, that’s not a surprising thing.”

― Ben Platt

“I struggle to learn by rote. I’ve had meltdowns on set. Which is embarrassing and shameful.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.”

― Bernadette Devlin

“You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government.”

― Bernard Baruch

“If someone throws you in a pool and you can’t swim, you’re going to struggle.”

― Bernard Sumner

“How do we navigate and process painful biases and conflicting emotions and press on to be sacrificial and suffer in the struggle? And what do we do with images and depictions that, known or unknown to those perpetuating them, may contribute to the impediment of human progress?”

― Bernice King

“My first introduction to South Africa’s struggle for freedom came when I was just 17. I had volunteered to speak in my mother’s stead at a United Nations forum on South Africa because she was unable to attend on that occasion.”

― Bernice King

“Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice – that struggle continues.”

― Bernie Sanders

“I wake up around nine and do morning chants in my bed. I learned transcendental meditation four years ago, and I do it twice a day, plus an extra ten minutes before the show because I struggle with stage fright just before I go on.”

― Beth Behrs

“The voice of women has a special role and a special soul force in the struggle for a nonviolent world.”

― Betty Williams

“Compromise is not such ignoble and deplorable a thing as we generally think. It is rather an indispensable factor in the political strategy. Any nation that rises against the oppressors is bound to fail in the beginning and to gain partial reforms during the medieval period of its struggle through compromises.”

― Bhagat Singh

“We have to continue our progressive struggle and defeat the conspiracies of dictatorship.”

― Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

“The human race has been in a long struggle to eliminate murder. And we will succeed.”

― Bill James

“A character on screen that’s the ‘good guy’ or the ‘bad guy,’ they’re never interesting. There’s got to be an internal struggle, the duality is important to find.”

― Bill Skarsgard

“In that sense, I became politicized because the people in the coal mining villages who were involved in the struggle knew why they were there. But they couldn’t understand why some pop star from London would want to be there.”

― Billy Bragg

“The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.”

― Blaise Pascal

“We’re all different; we all have our ways of understanding ourselves and the way we live our lives and struggle with our humanity.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“Our workers, our American people who are already struggling, are going to continue to struggle until we can get somebody who can bring some business sense to Washington D.C., and I think that is the one thing I bring.”

― Bobby Schilling

“So, the struggle for equal educational opportunity continues.”

― Bobby Scott

“I grew up in a working-class neighborhood, so there was always a sense of struggle, but we had hope.”

― Bonnie Hunt

“The anti-nuke movement has important and far-reaching implications for grassroots organizing. It can unite kids and musicians, everybody, whether they’re leftist or rightist, or radical, or Republican, because energy is energy. But in fact, it is a real political struggle – it shows people that it’s big business against the people.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“I want my music to be not only representative of other people’s lives but also contributing something to the struggle that people are going through.”

― Boots Riley

“The struggle isn’t just about being straight or gay or transgender – it’s a human struggle. That’s always really been my kind of starting point: If you’re out there and you’re odd, come over to my house.”

― Boy George

“While the line between stress, deep anxiety, and depression often blurs, most entrepreneurs struggle with broad mental health issues at various points in their lives.”

― Brad Feld

“What we shouldn’t be doing is borrowing money to give benefits to the most fortunate, to put the burden and pull the rug out of those who struggle the most.”

― Brad Schneider

“Raising the age of Social Security retirement is not the answer. For so many jobs that are back-breaking jobs, physically burdensome jobs, we’re raising the age already to 67. These people are going to struggle to get to that point.”

― Brad Schneider

“I went through a struggle, and I really needed to get myself together and connect with my purpose, which is music.”

― Brandy Norwood

“Yoga reduced my stress and bodily tension. It allowed me to bring my body back into balance, to emerge from my fertility struggle with my sense of self esteem and self worth intact, and to forge a stronger bond with my husband.”

― Brenda Strong

“A small-time hoodlum who had spent most of the 1960s at San Quentin State Prison in California, the 30-year-old Bryant claimed that he hijacked Flight 97 under orders from his higher-ups in the Black Panther Party; he said his mission was to arrange for the purchase of bazookas to aid the organization’s struggle against oppression.”

― Brendan I. Koerner

“For those who struggle with anti-pagan prejudices and stereotypes, Humanist Paganism might be a powerful educational tool. It can show that a pagan can be a sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and enlightened person, and that a pagan culture can be artistically vibrant, environmentally conscious, intellectually stimulating, and socially just.”

― Brendan Myers

“I think with ‘Modern Family,’ you’ll struggle to find anything better. It’s brilliantly, brilliantly written.”

― Brendan O’Carroll

“Inexperienced personal development teachers always tell you to visualize, but often in a tragically limited way. They tell you to visualize nothing but victory. But high-achievers know that it’s even more important to visualize themselves at the point where they want to quit, and then see themselves working through the struggle.”

― Brendon Burchard

“High performers obsessively research their dreams from a multitude of sources. To become world-class, you have to know who has already cracked the struggle you face ahead.”

― Brendon Burchard

“I think, for me, one of the biggest things that I struggle with is keeping the excitement up when writing a song. A lot of times, I’ll get pretty frustrated early on.”

― Brendon Urie

“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”

― Brene Brown

“Normally, when someone we love is turning away from a struggle, we self-protect by also turning away. That’s definitely my first response. I think change is more likely to happen if both partners have common language and a shared lens to see problems.”

― Brene Brown

“I think that fiction is an excellent place for us to struggle with questions of good and evil, and humanity and inhumanity.”

― Brent Weeks

“It’s easy to struggle in New York. I think New York is a bit expensive.”

― Bret McKenzie

“Good people struggle against what’s imperfect about them. The people that we call ‘bad’ people embrace that kind of stuff, embrace the darker side.”

― Brian Azzarello

“The studio is spending great amounts of money, and they want some insurance they will get money back. They go for the middle of the road, broad in appeal. It’s restrictive. It’s a constant struggle, but if you give in, you’re just making cottage cheese, and that’s the end of it.”

― Brian Helgeland

“I can draw pencil lines to show something is moving, but if I’m writing, I struggle with how to write it. The boy ran down the hallway? The boy ran quickly down the hallway? The boy ran down the marble hallway? I agonize over the words. So my editor works very hard. I’m lucky to have her.”

― Brian Selznick

“The Clinton administration hated us, and it was a terrible struggle with them. I think that they felt if they didn’t play, they could strangle us in our crib.”

― Brit Hume

“For science, the end of the evolution struggle is simply represented by ‘survival.’ As for the means to that end, apparently anything goes. Darwinism leaves humanity without a moral compass.”

― Bruce Lipton

“There are many people that struggle and struggle and have all the talent in the world, but for some reason they are not successful. You never know why those things happen.”

― Bryan White

“I struggle immensely with celebrities of all kinds. I get clammy hands and turn a little purple.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“I’m from Louisville, Kentucky, and nobody gets out of there. So I’m like, how am I gonna get out of there? Nobody else can. So it took some time. The struggle made me realize I didn’t really want to be ‘normal’ anymore.”

― Bryson Tiller

“My mother’s sympathies were strongly with the Union. She knew that war was bound to come, but so confident was she in the strength of the Federal Government that she devoutly believed that the struggle could not last longer than six months at the utmost.”

― Buffalo Bill

“We have been helping, trying to help Afghanistan in many ways, even from the beginning of… the beginnings of the ’20s, 1920s, when he we were fighting our own national struggle.”

― Bulent Ecevit

“I think it’s important for kids to express themselves with bad fashion. I struggle a little bit now because I have a daughter and I feel with fashion, like they’re sexualizing the kids so young. Little kids in high heels and that kind of thing is really difficult for me to wrap my head around.”

― Busy Philipps

“As the class struggle sharpens in the U.S. Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study.”

― C. L. R. James

“First of all, Bolshevism represents revolution and the revolutionary struggle.”

― C. L. R. James

“If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.”

― C. S. Lewis

“You never stop thinking about technique, but really, the reason we’re actors is because of the sheer joy of those few moments you get every now and again where you’re totally present. The rest is just struggle and misery.”

― Caitlin Fitzgerald

“I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world, Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I’m a war baby: I was brought up with rationing, and my parents always had to struggle. I remember when I was sent to boarding school – Prior Park College in Bath – my father was asked how he was going to pay the fees, and he replied: ‘In arrears.’”

― Cameron Mackintosh

“High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces.”

― Camille Paglia

“I’m kind of a perfectionist, and it gets in the way with my putting sometimes. Golf is a messed-up game. When you feel you’ve figured it out is when you’re going to struggle.”

― Camilo Villegas

“I think Ellenor is embarrassed and ashamed and has devoted all of her energy to the law and to helping other people get justice because it’s too difficult for her to face her own struggle for justice.”

― Camryn Manheim

“The women that inspire me to be honest are the women that struggle.”

― Cardi B

“There had always been black people in and out of our house, and from the outset I had been taught that for them life was defined by struggle and filled with injustice.”

― Carl Bernstein

“I take a nap in the afternoons, and I’m in bed at 9 P.M. It’s a struggle sometimes.”

― Carl Kasell

“I grew up poor. The fact that I had to struggle to succeed, that wasn’t a big deal to me. I’d struggled my whole life.”

― Carlos Mencia

“The history of Juventus have always been a bit like this: they do well in Serie A and struggle in Europe.”

― Carlos Tevez

“I was worried that my voice would struggle with talking nonstop every night, but it’s been fine.”

― Carmen Cusack

“When someone has a weight problem when they’re pregnant, they will struggle before, during and after to lose weight.”

― Carnie Wilson

“It doesn’t feel good when you have to struggle to get your pants on.”

― Carnie Wilson

“You know, after all these years, it’s just like we are who we are and it’s a struggle for me and sometimes I’m heavier and sometimes I’m thinner.”

― Carnie Wilson

“I’ve had so much stress in the last year so it’s really a struggle. I never hide, when I walk down the street, someone’s going to take my picture, that’s what I look like.”

― Carnie Wilson

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

― Carrie Brownstein

“There were days I could barely struggle into a size 46 or 48, months of larges and XXLs, and endless rounds of leggings with the elastic at the waist stretched to its limit and beyond – topped with the fashion equivalent of a tea cozy. And always black, because I was in mourning for my slimmer self.”

― Carrie Fisher

“As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.”

― Carter G. Woodson

“I still struggle with my low notes. It’s just always been something for me: I’m not a low singer. I have a really high voice.”

― Cassadee Pope

“I’ve known the panic of financial struggle. I didn’t grow up with money at all, and my family has certainly known the panic of, ‘Oh, gosh, where’s the next bit of money coming from?’”

― Cate Blanchett

“Dream, struggle, create, prevail. Be daring. Be brave. Be loving. Be compassionate. Be strong. Be brilliant. Be beautiful.”

― Caterina Fake

“It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life. I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.”

― Cesar Chavez

“I didn’t come over with a comfy sponsor that took care of my visa and paid me a good amount of money right away. I came over here with nothing, the little bit of money that I had saved up, and it was struggle and plight to get some recognition and then finally make it to the WWE.”

― Cesaro

“My biggest struggle is time and trying to create the quality of music that I want.”

― Charles Bradley

“The literature of the inner life is very largely a record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self.”

― Charles Horton Cooley

“The world is a Hobbesian state of nature in which the struggle for domination is the very essence of international life.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“Clashes of values and the struggle for primacy constitute a constant in human history that accounts for that other constant – conflict and war.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. I don’t believe in ‘super-men,’ for the world is full of capable men, but it’s the fellow with determination that wins out.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“While I was raised around churches and had gotten to know a few preachers fairly well, the thought never entered my head that I would one day stand and deliver. Not only was I not interested, I lived with a major struggle: I stuttered.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“Doubt is an uneasy and dissatisfied state from which we struggle to free ourselves and pass into the state of belief; while the latter is a calm and satisfactory state which we do not wish to avoid, or to change to a belief in anything else.”

― Charles Sanders Peirce

“It used to be that creative music was most of the music that you heard back in the ’30s and ’40s, and now it’s like 3 percent. So, its kind of a struggle getttin’ it out there.”

― Charlie Haden

“In 1989, my father died after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. All four of his siblings followed him into the shadow lands of that fascinating, maddening affliction.”

― Charlie Pierce

“Countries and states which have capital punishment have a much higher rate of murder and crime than countries that do not, so that makes sense to me, and the moral question – I struggle with it morally.”

― Charlize Theron

“Both my parents are actors, and I saw them struggle with work, waiting for phone calls.”

― Charlotte Le Bon

“It is unnecessary to say that Fidel Castro possesses the high qualities of a fighter and statesman: our path, our struggle, and our triumph we owed to his vision.”

― Che Guevara

“That’s my biggest struggle, is maintaining a personal romantic relationship. It takes a lot of effort.”

― Chelsea Handler

“I used to have really bad skin, which made me struggle to feel confident.”

― Cher Lloyd

“It feels wonderful to get praise from other authors who I admire, but with each new book, my confidence is always the thing I struggle with the most until I start getting positive feedback from readers.”

― Chevy Stevens

“As a boy, the very words ‘Liberty Bell’ and ‘Independence Hall’ fired my imagination and made a profound and lasting impression on my mind. Throughout my struggle to secure national freedom for China, I have continuously dreamed of the day when she would assume the full stature of an independent, democratic nation.”

― Chiang Kai-shek

“Girls are socialised in ways that are harmful to their sense of self – to reduce themselves, to cater to the egos of men, to think of their bodies as repositories of shame. As adult women, many struggle to overcome, to unlearn, much of that social conditioning.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Capital was always the struggle. I always had these amazing visions. Had this amazing work ethic. Had this amazing work partner in my wife. But I was always struggling for capital. I owe a lot to local banks who were willing to take chances on Jo and I early in our career.”

― Chip Gaines

“I’m not trying to steal the show. I tend to shy away from – I don’t want to say the spotlight – how about responsibility? It’s just very daunting. These movies are very intimidating. ‘Captain America.’ This is the stuff I struggle with.”

― Chris Evans

“It’s a fun uphill struggle, making health insurance as a comedian, actor, and author. But it’s hard to explain to people how I make a living. In New York, most people know enough creative types that I make some sense. But when I’m talking to someone like my suburban cousins or my mom’s friends, it doesn’t always go smoothly.”

― Chris Gethard

“I think, in my own life, I’m pretty political. I think I have some very strong ideals, and I struggle a lot with it. I struggle a lot with feeling like, ‘I have a platform; should I be saying more?’”

― Chris Gethard

“We start with strong characters and build the movie from there. That not to say we don’t struggle with story – that’s the most challenging part.”

― Chris Meledandri

“I learned that struggle was part of life.”

― Chris Mullin

“I love Manchester. I love Manchester United. But I would really struggle to be creative there. I feel a bit lost, over-familiar maybe. Maybe too stuck in my own web of history.”

― Chris Ofili

“I think the western is about people in harsh places trying to tame an unfriendly wilderness. Because life is defined by struggle, it’s kind of the perfect microcosmic experience to explore that. ‘Here we are, struggling.’ It’s about people persevering and persevering and persevering.”

― Chris Pine

“Some parents struggle to put food on the table. And plenty of women aren’t getting the pay they deserve. While I don’t expect the government to solve all these problems, I do want leaders who care about these things and do what they can to help.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I used to be so focused on winning, I had a really hard time enjoying soccer. If I missed a shot, I would spend a lot of time thinking about how I’d disappointed my teammates. Then I learned how moments of struggle make you stronger.”

― Christen Press

“All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone.”

― Christian Lous Lange

“Strike and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.”

― Christian Slater

“You’re trying to improve every year. And you’re trying to make improvements on what you learn about yourself, when you’re successful or struggle. You try to minimize those stretches. And you realize what you do when you’re successful, and you try and lengthen those.”

― Christian Yelich

“There are a lot of sacrifices a mother makes when she’s raising a child by herself. I saw it when I was growing up, watching all my mother did for me. But it wasn’t until recently that I fully understood the price she paid because of how we had to struggle.”

― Christina Applegate

“Growing up, I had an internal struggle with my body because I was really chubby. My sisters were younger, and they were all skinny and all cute. As a teen, I definitely had, like, an extra 30 pounds of weight.”

― Christina Milian

“I think people who suffer from depression, unless it’s post-traumatic, are probably going to struggle with it for their whole life.”

― Christina Ricci

“As a global community, we have to start thinking more seriously about whether there are limits to what our earth can bear and if we’re willing to cope with the struggle for limited resources, which only seem to increase as our population does.”

― Christy Turlington

“My struggle has been to return painting to the tangible object, which is like returning the personality to touching and feeling the world around it, to offset the tendency to vagueness and abstraction. To remind people of practical activity, to suggest the sense and not to escape from the senses.”

― Claes Oldenburg

“I actually went to study journalism at Northwestern, thinking that would be my Plan B for a career. But then I realized, if I’m going to struggle and make no money, I might as well do what I really want to do.”

― Claire Coffee

“Many countries struggle and never get to the point where people have faith that laws are executed fairly.”

― Claire McCaskill

“The struggle I went through has value.”

― Clara Hughes

“Each reform, therefore, improving the economical and political situation of the workers proves to be an arm that increases the energy with which the proletarian struggle of classes is fought.”

― Clara Zetkin

“Women’s propaganda must touch upon all those questions which are of great importance to the general proletarian movement. The main task is, indeed, to awaken the women’s class consciousness and to incorporate them into the class struggle.”

― Clara Zetkin

“In the women’s world, as well as in the men’s world, there exists the class law and the class struggle, and it appears as fully established that sometimes between the socialist working women and those belonging to the middle class, there may be antagonisms.”

― Clara Zetkin

“I wear myself out and struggle with the sun. And what a sun here! It would be necessary to paint here with gold and gemstones. It is wonderful.”

― Claude Monet

“Startup culture fosters laughter, debate, and a passionate, non-politically-correct focus on getting things done. And this startup of culture is something entrepreneurs struggle to maintain as the business grows. To ensure this environment continues, create a strong foundation and ensure everyone is on board.”

― Clay Clark

“I don’t play bad guys. I think that’s why I keep getting cast as bad guys: because I don’t want to play bad guys. I want to play human beings that struggle with life.”

― Cliff Curtis

“Every year is a roller coaster. I’ve enjoyed the struggle of having new coaches and having to prove myself over again. Being able to figure out ways to solve problems, to overcome obstacles – that’s been fun.”

― Clint Dempsey

“Let’s put it this way: there wouldn’t be much point in me attending a high-school reunion now because there wouldn’t be anybody there. We’d struggle to raise a quorum.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I’ve got actor friends who didn’t get breaks, who struggle and worry about things that I’m fortunate not to have to worry about.”

― Clive Owen

“I haven’t had to struggle very much. I haven’t paid my dues. I think I have been lucky.”

― Colin Firth

“Initially, I think I was eager to get off Staten Island and go away for school, that kind of thing. Then what you do maybe 10 years after that, you start maybe appreciating all the great things about the place you grew up. You can go back and enjoy it because you don’t have that angst or sense of struggle to get away anymore.”

― Colin Jost

“In the past I’d always felt like ‘the girl’ in the show or the movie. On ‘Friday Night Lights’ there were a bunch of girls, and I was the woman. Initially there was a little struggle with my identity around that. But now there’s a sense of ease.”

― Connie Britton

“I wish everyone well, but you need to focus on yourself. You need to stop putting your hand out. Everyone wants hand outs. Everyone wants things for free. You’ve got to put in the work. You’ve got to grind. You’ve got go through the struggle, and you’ve got to get it.”

― Conor McGregor

“For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition – and winning.”

― Conrad Veidt

“My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self.”

― Coretta Scott King

“Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.”

― Coretta Scott King

“I know the struggle – trust me. I know how hard it is for us to say ‘no’ to a lot of things that get offered.”

― Corey Hawkins

“I never felt like there was an unconscious part of me around that woke up or that came out of the closet; there wasn’t a struggle, there wasn’t an attempt to suppress.”

― Cynthia Nixon

“During the worst days of apartheid, we turned to the church for hope and courage as we fought a righteous struggle for a democratic, non-racial, non-sexist, just, and prosperous South Africa.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“The only history is a mere question of one’s struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.”

― Dalai Lama

“Finding exciting ways to use leftovers is what we all struggle with. There’s one simple thing that you can do to transform them: Stock your pantry.”

― Damaris Phillips

“It’s my luck to be at the frontier of what looks to be a resurrection of roots music on the international scene. That’s really what reggae music is about: that voice against oppression and struggle.”

― Damian Marley

“Some struggle is healthy. If you can embrace it rather than be angry, you can use it as your pilot light.”

― Damon Wayans

“I think Los Angeles is often portrayed as kind of a petri dish, where bad decisions start and then spread to the rest of the world. I don’t see it that way. I feel Los Angeles is a place of almost primal struggle and survival. It’s not a city that embraces its inhabitants.”

― Dan Gilroy

“The female attention I have to struggle hardest with is from my two-year-old daughter.”

― Dan Stevens

“Liberty is never fully paid off, and to be deserving of it, one must be willing to fight for it on the battlefield, in the halls of Congress, by involving yourselves in your communities. Such a struggle is not a burden, it is a privilege.”

― Dana Loesch

“Clearly, children’s charities struggle to find private sources of money to sustain their benevolent programs.”

― Dana Rohrabacher

“Confidence is highly overrated when it comes to creating literature. A writer who is overly confident will not engage in the struggle to get it exactly right on the page – but rather, will assume that she’s getting it right without the struggle.”

― Dani Shapiro

“You have to struggle to stay alive and be of use as long as you can.”

― Daniel Berrigan

“You know, I think the film business is its own worst enemy because it sells movies on DVD footage and ‘behind the scenes,’ and now it’s a real struggle trying to keep storylines and plotlines a secret.”

― Daniel Craig

“I have to show off my struggle so that people accept that I’m black. No matter that every single room I go to, I’m usually the darkest person there… I kind of resent that mentality. I’m just an individual.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“I wanted to write a book about what it’s like to be 50 and trying to reinvent yourself – that struggle. There are all these books and inspirational speakers talking about being a lifelong learner, and it’s so great to reinvent yourself, the brand of you. And I wanted to say, you know, it’s not like that. It’s actually really painful.”

― Daniel Lyons

“The people of Nicaragua were suffering oppression. This made us develop an awareness which eventually led us to commit ourselves to the struggle against the domination of the capitalists of our country in collusion with the U.S. government, i.e. imperialism.”

― Daniel Ortega

“No matter what you do in life, it’s always a struggle, to first of all find who you are.”

― Daniel Zovatto

“I try to find hope in struggle and resistance in small places as much as I can.”

― Danny Glover

“Whether the struggle was between English merchants and the American colonies, pre Civil War northern manufacturers vs. southern slave holders, or American grain farmers and auto manufacturers seeking advantage in the Mexican agriculture and labor markets in the 1990s, U.S. policy has reflected the economic clash of interests of the day.”

― Danny K. Davis

“The history of the African American community is one of enduring, relentless struggle with a vision of accepting nothing less than full social and economic equality.”

― Danny K. Davis

“I’m a realist, and so we have to take what exists and continue to struggle to move forward.”

― Danny K. Davis

“Our nation’s attitudes toward trade have been shaped by the evolving struggle over who has been helped and who has been disadvantaged by trade policy as our economy has developed.”

― Danny K. Davis

“If you make a film normally it’s all right, the distributors are helpful and cooperative. But if you make a film that’s a little stange, a little bizarre, then all the time it’s a struggle with them.”

― Dario Argento

“I believe Colorado needs representation from a conservative who has worked his way through the types of obstacles with which nearly all middle-class and lower-income people struggle.”

― Darryl Glenn

“I really struggle with that feeling of helplessness. That’s why I really try to get my blogs, and even myself, to point to the positive and look at all the inspiring things that are happening.”

― Daryl Hannah

“For some reason, I struggle seeing myself as a leading man.”

― Dave Bautista

“Everything I read about hitting a midlife crisis was true. I had such a struggle letting go of youthful things and learning how to exist and have enthusiasm while settling into the comfort of an older age.”

― David Bowie

“At any age, we struggle with intimacy. When you’re a kid, you think, ‘I won’t have that problem. I’ll have sex whenever I want when I’m a grown-up!’ And then, somehow, it doesn’t quite turn out that way, and it’s so surprising to people that connection remains so challenging even when you’re married.”

― David Frankel

“Over the last half century the television interview has given us some of TV’s most heart-stopping and memorable moments. On the surface it is a simple format – two people sitting across from one another having a conversation. But underneath it is often a power struggle – a battle for the psychological advantage.”

― David Frost

“A bad guy always assumes he’s going to win, whereas the good guy has to struggle with, what if I lose?, and the audience wants to struggle with him.”

― David Gallagher

“Stories hold conflict and contrast, highs and lows, life and death, and the human struggle and all kinds of things.”

― David Lynch

“Film can’t just be a long line of bliss. There’s something we all like about the human struggle.”

― David Lynch

“The basis of drama is… the struggle of the hero towards a specific goal at the end of which he realises that what kept him from it was, in the lesser drama, civilisation and, in the great drama, the discovery of something that he did not set out to discover but which can be seen retrospectively as inevitable.”

― David Mamet

“Evan Wolfson is a dear friend of mine. Almost more than any other, Evan is responsible for bringing the issue of marriage equality to the forefront of our struggle for civil rights. He is a courageous pioneer who has been relentless in this battle for marriage equality.”

― David Mixner

“I used to feel that everything I know I learned through my lifelong struggle with stuttering; I now feel this way about my damn back.”

― David Shields

“I know what it’s like to struggle for cash. When I went to drama school, I worked as a chambermaid to make ends meet.”

― Dawn French

“Everyone’s struggle is different. Just because I wasn’t struggling on the streets, it doesn’t mean I don’t know what it’s like to struggle.”

― D’Brickashaw Ferguson

“If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that’s more than just entertainment-which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people.”

― Dean Koontz

“The second song is called ‘Easy As Life,’ which really describes the complete conflict of the whole story, her struggle of being in love with the enemy and also being in love with her people.”

― Deborah Cox

“The world belongs to no one. There are very few people who fit into the world. And part of the struggle of every human life is to somehow claim a place on the planet, but it’s at the forefront of the experience of the wandering race. The wandering people.”

― Deborah Eisenberg

“I always struggle with making the technical aspects of the plot fit with the story that’s unfolding in my imagination.”

― Deborah Raney

“Humour is used in struggle and solving difficult things, and I relish that tradition.”

― Debra Granik

“Sometimes I struggle with being American.”

― Debra Granik

“The struggle to have a living wage doesn’t come easy. You’re ready to work, you want it, you seek it… but it’s not like it’s just given to you.”

― Debra Granik

“I don’t exercise – that’s something I struggle with.”

― Debra Messing

“No doubt, the White House thinks the American people know Obama’s story. But since the Inauguration, we’ve seen only the president’s present: his perfect family, his Ivy League elegance, his effortless mastery of complex issues. We never see him sweat. And we forget that he ever had to struggle.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“Contemporarily, we struggle with people worried about representation sometimes. It’s a burden, as artists, that we take on that limits the work. It limits the characters people play. It limits the roles they want to do.”

― Dee Rees

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

― Denise Dresser

“This is a struggle for the soul of the Democratic Party, which in too many cases has become so corporate and identified with corporate interests that you can’t tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans.”

― Dennis Kucinich

“I have a lot of rage about things that didn’t happen to me, tied up with watching an immigrant, working-class father struggle to make his way through the world – and seeing how society was modeled to keep him in his place.”

― Dennis Lehane

“Athletes are sort of part of the community at large. They have to be dedicated to what they do, and go through lots of peaks and valleys. And there’s a lot of training that goes into their careers. It’s a struggle. Very dramatic.”

― Dennis Quaid

“Arafat’s whole life has been governed by struggle and a cause. Everything he has done as leader of the Palestinians is to always leave his options open, never close a door.”

― Dennis Ross

“I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.”

― Denzel Washington

“Everybody has told the story of black people in struggle except black people. The black people in the struggle haven’t had the means to tell the story historically. There were a million slaves, but you see very few slave narratives. And that is intentional.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“We question these issues of race and struggle and white privilege because we know that those issues are real and because those issues have real implications in black communities. And white supremacy is not only dangerous, but it is deadly.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“High jump is such a mental thing. It’s you against the bar. It’s something that a lot of people struggle with, and people experience slumps and plateaus because of it.”

― Derek Drouin

“My mother hid the struggle from us children. She complained about her salary, and she had a tough time. Although she became a headmistress, she still had to do a lot of sewing. The more I think about her, the more remarkable I realise she was. And she understood straight away when I said that I wanted to write.”

― Derek Walcott

“Berlin is still going through a transition since the Cold War – both in what used to be East and West Berlin. I can still sense the confusion and the struggle for identity there in the streets. There’s a pulse to it.”

― Diane Kruger

“The relevance for 9/11 is that what 9/11 marked was the beginning of a struggle in which the terrorists come at us and strike us here on our home territory. And it’s a global operation. It doesn’t know national boundaries or national borders.”

― Dick Cheney

“Multinational brands, especially those with successful legacies, often struggle in emerging countries.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“We came up with this idea of a power struggle between two people who really love each other, and ‘Doll & Em’ took off. Calling it by our own names was the director’s idea, but hopefully people will understand that we’re playing versions of ourselves.”

― Dolly Wells

“Everybody’s life has some mythical quality. You struggle against obstacles, you fight to get to a higher level and there are great loves.”

― Dolph Lundgren

“Far from protecting children, the abuse of Article 8 risks making them pawns – subject to coercion or worse – as part of a criminal’s desperate struggle to stay in Britain.”

― Dominic Raab

“Reality show? You can’t find anything better than boxing because of the trials and errors, the ups and downs, the struggle when you get knocked down to get back up. Use it symbolically and interchangeably for life.”

― Don King

“When I was a younger guy doing comedy, it was a big struggle. Promoters canceled me out of clubs left and right when I called somebody a dummy or a yo-yo. Then they realized I was different.”

― Don Rickles

“Ultimately, it has been a struggle- but I was in Minneapolis and Austin a couple of weeks ago, sitting in theaters with complete strangers watching this weird movie that Kirk and I thought up and I was excited to be making film.”

― Donal Logue

“Black men struggle with masculinity so much. The idea that we must always be strong really presses us all down – it keeps us from growing.”

― Donald Glover

“As the civil rights struggle progressed, Americans responded to the justice of the cause, shedding layers of the crusty armor that shielded the white majority from contact with its large black minority. There are layers left. It feels so much better to be on good terms with one another.”

― Donna Brazile

“By definition, conservatives struggle with change.”

― Donna Brazile

“Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.”

― Douglas Adams

“One of the biggest things I used to struggle with was about things like going on holiday. Whereas all your friends can talk about something and plan something all year long, I know that I’m probably going to be away and I’m going to miss all of it. If a job comes up, you just can’t be there.”

― Douglas Booth

“So long as the opposing forces are at the outset approximately equal in numbers and moral and there are no flanks to turn, a long struggle for supremacy is inevitable.”

― Douglas Haig

“The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.”

― Douglas MacArthur

“I, for one, struggle a little bit with a $250,000 education for a philosophy degree. They are a wonderful people, but we can’t employ philosophers in manufacturing in the United States. We need a one- or two-year technical add-on for a high school.”

― Douglas R. Oberhelman

“Sometimes it’s a struggle to keep up with my own photos, where the lighting is perfect, the makeup is done, and the images have been retouched. That’s not what I see when I look in the mirror!”

― Doutzen Kroes

“I grew up in a household where my mom made $16,000 a year. I know the struggle. I know how to keep those things in perspective, and I do keep it into perspective.”

― Draymond Green

“I’m really hands-on. My team brings in elements, but, every season, it’s kind of a personal struggle to find the balance and to see how far I want to push the elements.”

― Dries van Noten

“When I’m on really tough golf courses, I feel like I’m more focused because I’m really trying to hit the ball to a certain spot, instead of, a lot of times, when I struggle sometimes is just staying mentally focused on every shot.”

― Dustin Johnson

“The important thing is not to be too comfortable when you’re writing. Noise in the street? That’s good. The computer goes down? That’s good. All these things are good. It has to be a little bit of a struggle.”

― E. L. Doctorow

“Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.”

― E. M. Forster

“Every major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian struggle waged among cultures, and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals.”

― E. O. Wilson

“I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this – Tito and Mao Tse-tung.”

― Earl Browder

“When I fought Nick Thompson, I wasn’t experienced enough. That was the first person that put me in a real fight. Before Nick, nobody had put me in a fight where I had to struggle.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“I’ve always said I wanted to play in England. There was a struggle between Chelsea and United, but according to me, Chelsea has the best project.”

― Eden Hazard

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

― Edmund Burke

“If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go.”

― Edmund Hillary

“The culmination of a long struggle was 2013, which could clearly be labeled the Year of the Gay. State after state had legalized gay marriage, despite intense opposition from the religious right.”

― Edmund White

“Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.”

― Edna Ferber

“A woman can look both moral and exciting… if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.”

― Edna Ferber

“In fact that is the struggle that most Americans – As rich as this country is, most Americans are very limited in their interaction with the world, unless the world comes to us in a very shocking way.”

― Edwidge Danticat

“Use and beauty – these should be the ends of all human effort. But the competitive struggle swings us away from this high ground and plunges us into a quagmire fight for cheap goods and cheap labor.”

― Edwin Markham

“Throughout the second intifada, America provided unprecedented support for Israel’s struggle against Palestinian terrorism and Israel’s construction of the security barrier.”

― Ehud Olmert

“You don’t have to say something directly to affect someone. You can make a piece of music without words that can capture a feeling of tragedy or struggle or anger or triumph. It’s the translation of the human experience into another form.”

― El-P

“I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare.”

― Eldridge Cleaver

“You can tell when a writer moves out of a place of struggle and into a place of comfort, and it’s always a bad thing.”

― Eleanor Catton

“It’s expensive to raise a child with special needs, which people don’t even think about. Emotionally it can be a struggle, but financially it’s really rough.”

― Elena Delle Donne

“Anywhere the struggle is great, the level of ingenuity and inventiveness is high.”

― Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin

“I do think of ‘The Idiot,’ in a way, as a self-standing book about a certain struggle to make meaning, the struggle for a girl to find meaning outside of the romance plot.”

― Elif Batuman

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.”

― Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.”

― Elizabeth Blackwell

“The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.”

― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Families rely on financial services more than ever, but those who need them most – who struggle to make ends meet – too often must contend with sky-high interest rates and tricks and traps buried in the fine print of their loan products.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“Social motherliness has made women’s struggle for liberty the loveliest synthesis of egoism and altruism.”

― Ellen Key

“No one who passively endures an injustice against himself has the material in him to struggle for the rights of others. The one who patiently forbears becomes an accessory to the injustice done to others. He who resists the injustice which he himself meets can open up the way to a higher right for others.”

― Ellen Key

“The struggle of democratic secularism, religious tolerance, individual freedom and feminism against authoritarian patriarchal religion, culture and morality is going on all over the world – including the Islamic world, where dissidents are regularly jailed, killed, exiled or merely intimidated and silenced.”

― Ellen Willis

“In Arab capitals, the failure of the United States to stop Iran’s nuclear program is understood as American weakness in the struggle for dominance in the Middle East, making additional cooperation from Arab leaders on Israeli-Palestinian issues even less likely.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Tunisia was not for the United States an important country in the way, let’s say, Algeria was because of its gas, because of its size, because of its struggle against terrorism that sometimes turned bloody.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Large elements in Congress and the public were willing to fight for victory but wanted to be very sure that the struggle was not contaminated by any moral principles.”

― Elmer Davis

“I have fun writing. I don’t make it a chore. I don’t have to struggle with it.”

― Elmore Leonard

“I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don’t care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.”

― Emile Zola

“I struggle getting ready for things.”

― Emily Atack

“I literally can’t get anywhere now without the map on my phone. I used to use an A-Z when I first came to London, and now I really struggle because there’s no dot to show where I am. And I think that part of my brain doesn’t work any more.”

― Emily Berrington

“The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.”

― Emily Greene Balch

“I have to be a lot more calculating because I’m a very private person. I actually really struggle with the attention; I’m generally a pretty shy kind of a person. So it’s tough figuring out how to manage it. But there are ways of managing it, and you just have to be smart.”

― Emily Watson

“Believing in God is a very intense inner struggle of mine. It’s something I worry about a lot, but which I don’t have the answer to.”

― Emily Watson

“I just have to stop biting my nails. I’ve been on and off that bandwagon so many times. I feel like it’s going to be a lifelong struggle.”

― Emily Weiss

“I have felt for the last 10 years I have had this battle; I’ve been fighting so hard to have an education. It’s been this uphill struggle. I was Warner Bros’ pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult.”

― Emma Watson

“I struggle to understand why many in football get so upset about dual nationality.”

― Eniola Aluko

“Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda.”

― Eric Alterman

“Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.”

― Eric Burdon

“We knew that you don’t get to be world champions without a struggle.”

― Eric Cantona

“The struggle of African Americans is everybody’s struggle.”

― Eric Garcetti

“The memory of the 146 people who lost their lives in the Triangle Shirtwaist fire stands as a reminder that legal protections and workplace safety standards were won through a long struggle for social justice and at great human cost.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“It’s hard not to let criticism make you feel bad about yourself – I do continue to struggle with that as an older woman in the workplace.”

― Erin Brockovich

“We do not believe that the Marxist program, which embodies the continuity of the experience of the actual class struggle and real revolutions of the last one hundred and fifty years, is a definitely closed book.”

― Ernest Mandel

“No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life.”

― Ernest Renan

“The concept that flourished during the most glorious periods of republican Rome and that appeared in the Twelve Tables of the Law as one of the first, though as yet imperfect, affirmations of the rights of man, inspired the struggle between patricians and plebeians.”

― Ernesto Teodoro Moneta

“I’ve really been sick with this cold, but I think I might have kept the columns going anyhow except I was just so low in spirit, I didn’t have the will to struggle against them when my deadline was so close and I felt so lousy.”

― Ernie Pyle

“The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.”

― Ernst Mach

“There’s nothing wrong with struggle. Anytime I look back at a difficult phase of my life and see what grew out of it – the creative survival tactics – I think that the good is way better than the bad.”

― Esperanza Spalding

“I met a lot of famous people when I was about 24. And none of them seemed very appealing. And so I didn’t know why I would struggle to be that kind of person.”

― Ethan Hawke

“It was natural to see the struggle for dignity for black people in America as a sister struggle of the Jewish struggle. So growing up, it was always a part of my breakfast cereal to think of myself as someone who was part of a larger struggle.”

― Eugene Jarecki

“I am perhaps a late follower of Zoroaster and I believe that the foundation of life is built upon the struggle between the two opposing forces of Good and Evil.”

― Eugenio Montale

“I struggle to watch myself in any scene, to be honest. What’s done is done. I wish I was able to watch myself, as it would really help me develop as an actor. But I’m not brave enough. It’s a difficult thing to do – looking at yourself as this utterly different person on a screen.”

― Eva Green

“In Beijing, the joke among hacks is that, after the drive in from the airport, you are ready to write a column; after a month, you feel the stirrings of an idea-book; but after a year, you struggle to write anything at all, because you’ve finally discovered just how much you don’t know.”

― Evan Osnos

“For many years now, I feel like my own body struggle has been linked and connected with women I meet in the world. I think we’re in this together.”

― Eve Ensler

“For many oppositional movements, the Internet, while providing the opportunity to distribute information more quickly and cheaper, may have actually made their struggle more difficult in the long run.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“Every teenager deals in his or her own sexuality and has to face it and figure out how it can coincide with the rest of their lives in a healthy manner. And try to navigate it in our modern society, which is wrought with stigma and taboo and repression, and sort of as a result, these inner monsters that some teenagers really struggle with.”

― Ezra Miller

“Disobedience is essentially a prideful power struggle against someone in authority over us. It can be a parent, a priesthood leader, a teacher, or ultimately God. A proud person hates the fact that someone is above him. He thinks this lowers his position.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.”

― F. H. Bradley

“I’m passionate about politics, but when it comes to political parties, I’m despondent. I’m disappointed at the absence of a sense of humanity and struggle to not become a cynic.”

― F. Murray Abraham

“Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Every time people struggle, they survive, they do better, and then they forget, and they end up back where they started from.”

― Faith Ringgold

“I was functioning in a time when people were struggling, and they knew they had to struggle, and I was a part of that struggle. It wasn’t just women.”

― Faith Ringgold

“I’m no scientist, but I’ll dare extrapolate and say that it’s pretty obvious that the more you struggle to recall something, the smarter you are!”

― Faith Salie

“One day, I know the struggle will change. There’s got to be a change – not only for Mississippi, not only for the people in the United States, but people all over the world.”

― Fannie Lou Hamer

“It feels like we all win when Joe wins. People know the struggle, everything I had to overcome. People feel like that’s them winning. If Joe could do it, they could do it.”

― Fat Joe

“I’ve been penniless. I’ve had to struggle a bit. But now I enjoy thinking about that because it just makes me feel better about my achievements.”

― Fawad Khan

“The struggle is so great that the triumph over fascism alone is worth the sacrifice of our lives.”

― Federica Montseny

“’Jihad’ can mean holy war to extremists, but it means struggle to the average Muslim.”

― Feisal Abdul Rauf

“A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.”

― Fidel Castro

“Although we resolutely supported the armed struggle against Batista’s tyranny, we were, on principle, opposed to any terrorist action that could cause the death of innocent people.”

― Fidel Castro

“What prevails in every corner of this globalized world is the real struggle of our species for its own survival.”

― Fidel Castro

“It’s been a bit of a struggle getting used to life in the States, adapting to a new lifestyle.”

― Finn Balor

“I feel like, sometimes, when things are just handed to people, in a way, right away, you don’t get a sense of what the rejection and the struggle is like that comes along with life.”

― Fiona Dourif

“It is fatal for any body of workers to have forever hanging from the fringes of its skirts other bodies on a level just below its own; for that means continual pressure downward, additional difficulty to be overcome in the struggle to maintain reasonable rates of wages.”

― Florence Kelley

“A hundred struggle and drown in the breakers. One discovers the new world. But rather, ten times rather, die in the surf, heralding the way to that new world, than stand idly on the shore.”

― Florence Nightingale

“I’m fascinated by the capacity to be able to do harm. I struggle every day with the ability of people to do evil. Not just the big things – the petty things that people do in order to make someone feel small, when it’s so easy to do, and it hurts so much.”

― Forest Whitaker

“Would-be adoptive parents have to struggle for years through a bureaucratic obstacle course at an average cost of $30,000.”

― Foster Friess

“I have visited people whose health has been endangered by tar sands oil. I have watched neighbors struggle to recover from Superstorm Sandy. I have seen solar panels and wind turbines become an increasingly familiar part of the landscape.”

― Frances Beinecke

“Getting older and adjusting to all the things that biologically happen to you is not easy to do and is a constant struggle and adjustment.”

― Frances McDormand

“I enjoy working out because I struggle with anxiety, and exercise has been a great way for me to combat that.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“Many people struggle with losing weight and then regaining it. But there is no convincing evidence that the effort to lose weight actually promotes more weight gain in the long run.”

― Francis Collins

“I’m going to make my own heaven. I’m going to struggle for it. I’m going to fight to earn everything I dream about.”

― Francis Ngannou

“For a believer, Christian faith is true to the human heart, not in the sense that any old thing we fancy believing in will become conveniently true – but because the complicated truth about our hearts, as we struggle to perceive it, tells us what we are and where we are, and consequently what we need.”

― Francis Spufford

“I don’t want to drive the markets crazy. I don’t want to create trouble, but rather order and rules and norms. We have to struggle against financial excesses, those who speculate with sovereign debt, those who develop financial products which have done so much harm.”

― Francois Hollande

“I joined the anti-Fascist struggle with my best friend, who was a Jew.”

― Franjo Tudjman

“It is idle to say that nations can struggle to outdo each other in building armaments and never use them. History demonstrates the contrary, and we have but to go back to the last war to see the appalling effect of nations competing in great armaments.”

― Frank B. Kellogg

“I’d have to struggle to find a subject in which I can’t get some kind of interested pulse started.”

― Frank Delaney

“I didn’t have to struggle at all to get an agent and a publisher. Everything fell into my lap.”

― Frank McCourt

“I wrote ‘Channel Orange’ in two weeks. The end product wasn’t always that gritty, real-life depiction of the real struggle that happened.”

― Frank Ocean

“In the struggle between yourself and the world second the world.”

― Franz Kafka

“Part of our history includes the long struggle to pass the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance.”

― Fred Eychaner

“I believe I’m going to die doing the things I was born to do. I believe I’m going to die high off the people. I believe I’m going to die a revolutionary in the international revolutionary proletarian struggle.”

― Fred Hampton

“You have to understand that people have to pay a price for peace. If you dare to struggle, you dare to win.”

― Fred Hampton

“We say primarily that the priority of this struggle is class. That Marx and Lenin and Che Guevara and Mao Tse-Tung, and anybody else who ever said or knew or practiced anything about revolution, always said that a revolution is a class struggle.”

― Fred Hampton

“Love isn’t a perfect state of caring. It’s an active noun, like ‘struggle.’”

― Fred Rogers

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

― Frederick Douglass

“With all our mastery over the powers of Nature we have adhered to the view that the struggle for existence is a permanent and necessary condition of life.”

― Frederick Soddy

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“Precious, she gets hit by life so many different ways and so many times, but she doesn’t yield to it. She continues to get up and she continues to struggle for a better life.”

― Gabourey Sidibe

“Many may look at me and see mostly what I have lost. I struggle to speak, my eyesight’s not great, my right arm and leg are paralyzed, and I left a job I loved representing southern Arizona in Congress.”

― Gabrielle Giffords

“It’s true that most people in the trans community don’t have the incredible wealth and privilege that Caitlyn does. I don’t think that, in any way, diminishes her struggle in her own transitioning.”

― Gaby Hoffmann

“I feel optimistic about how heterogeneous societies pull together. We just have to keep on with the struggle.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“A lot of readers and a lot of editors had a story problem with Oracle, in that she made for such an easy, convenient story accelerator, that we missed the sense of having characters have to struggle to discover, to solve mysteries. Famously, it helped make Batman less of a detective and more of a monster hunter.”

― Gail Simone

“Living with a stammer is difficult. It’s a daily uphill struggle with emotional baggage weighing you down. You can’t be the person you want to be.”

― Gareth Gates

“My biggest thing has always been privacy. With an interview such as this where the questions are about me, I struggle to express myself. I have an immediate answer in my head of what I’d say, but sometimes I feel that it would be too honest. So these wheels of censorship start going around my head.”

― Garrett Hedlund

“It’s true: a lot of sportspeople really struggle to find something to do when they finish. It tips them into all sorts of strange things. With ex-footballers, it’s really scary. I think 70% of them get divorced within five years. It’s hard. You go from being really famous to not that famous. Your salary drops through the floor.”

― Gary Lineker

“If I thought that any of this was pre ordained, then it takes away any kind of incentive to struggle, or to put up with things, to reach for those impossible dreams, all those dramatic things.”

― Gary Numan

“I’ve always believed that the things middle class families struggle with around their kitchen tables should define my work in Washington.”

― Gary Peters

“In the struggle against sexual discrimination on Wall Street, Pamela K. Martens is a latter-day Rosa Parks – a woman who, metaphorically speaking, refused to sit in the back of the bus.”

― Gary Weiss

“From when I was 7 until I was 22, I played football. That was always my struggle as a kid. I always wanted to be an artist, but my parents were divorced, and my dad really wanted me to play sports, and that’s how I got to see him. He would come pick me up or take me to practice, and he was always at my games.”

― Gavin O’Connor

“Often, when you’ve reached a very high level of achievement, you almost become paralyzed by the idea that anything you might do might be imperfect. Perfection is just the striving, the effort, the struggle, but it’s hard to remember that.”

― Gelsey Kirkland

“Yet the wonder of it all is that, while engaged in a seemingly endless struggle, the Israelis have managed to turn a desert into a garden.”

― George Ball

“Not many people get to the major leagues and succeed right away. There are some struggles. Everyone seems to struggle.”

― George Brett

“Without struggle, no progress and no result. Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine.”

― George Gurdjieff

“I am simply trying to struggle through life; trying to do God’s bidding.”

― George Lucas

“Whenever I switch from one character to another, there’s always a few days where I really struggle because I’m changing voices and I’m changing ways of looking at the world. I’m not just flicking a switch; it’s harder process than that.”

― George R. R. Martin

“Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?”

― George Sand

“Around 80% of Liberians are unemployed and only half of all children go to primary school. Just one in 20 go on to secondary school. Young children are on the streets instead of in the classrooms. We are not giving them the opportunity to learn and they will struggle to get jobs when they grow up.”

― George Weah

“Men spend their whole lives showing that they’re strong and silent. They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect.”

― George Weinberg

“The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.”

― Germaine Greer

“In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic.”

― Gerry Adams

“All this could go tomorrow, and I would still know how to function, because I never had nothing before. I went through the struggle – it was a rough life.”

― Ghostface Killah

“Our movement is evolving. The movement to liberate our sexuality as a human right, that’s an ongoing struggle.”

― Gilbert Baker

“It’s not so easy to be gay or even a woman in some places in the world, and in many countries, it’s illegal to be gay. You can be put to death. It’s a global struggle. A human rights struggle on a global scale.”

― Gilbert Baker

“I’ll spend a couple of days in Paris, a couple back in London, some time at the factory in Italy… I like travelling, but it can be a struggle to get home for weekends.”

― Giles Deacon

“I’m for all the actor’s struggle, the self-indulgent, painful journey, but I would rather have fun.”

― Ginnifer Goodwin

“Male privilege and entitlement are dying a very painful death; no one gives up power without a struggle.”

― Gloria Allred

“It was a struggle treating Claude Rains as my lover, but we were friendly. It was no great love affair.”

― Gloria Stuart

“I did struggle with what I want to say socially, but it’s important to reflect where I’m at mentally.”

― Goapele

“In terms of the feeling of the piece, I cant think about what people are gonna think about it, what are the critics gonna say, I’m trying to bring some resolution, and realize that myself. It’s a struggle; it’s a process that gets us this.”

― Godfrey Reggio

“We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.”

― Golda Meir

“’Somebody That I Used to Know,’ like a lot of the record, was a bit of a struggle to finish. It was written fairly quickly – I wrote it in November 2010 – but it took six months to find Kimbra and really realize she was the right vocalist to make the female part come to life. There were constant hurdles.”

― Gotye

“There are dozens of unfinished or aborted projects in my files, but I can only assume they don’t get done because they’re not robust enough to struggle through the birth process.”

― Grant Morrison

“It’s an irony that with the physical decline of age comes more mental wellbeing. It’s life’s cruel trick. You’ve settled down as a person, you feel happier with who you are, and then you get a massive swollen prostate and have to go for a test every two weeks. It’s life’s way of saying the struggle isn’t over.”

― Greg Davies

“There’s something in human nature, the trying-to-get-on-with-it quality of people, the struggle to maintain or keep the show going can be exhausting.”

― Greg Kinnear

“I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it’s not going to be satisfying.”

― Greg LeMond

“I like writing, but it really can be a struggle for me.”

― Greg Mottola

“I drive relatively fast – within the remits of the law, obviously – but I struggle with people who do stupid things on the road. I have a massive urge to shout expletives at them.”

― Greg Rutherford

“It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then to learn something of the value of those limits.”

― Greil Marcus

“In ‘Happier at Home,’ I write a lot about my struggle to create an unhurried atmosphere at home.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“Every day sees humanity more victorious in the struggle with space and time.”

― Guglielmo Marconi

“You are just in the middle of a struggle with words which are really very stubborn things, with a blank page, with the damn thing that you use to write with, a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the reader when you are doing that.”

― Guillermo Cabrera Infante

“I didn’t have life that good coming up. I wasn’t born with a lot of money. We weren’t dirt poor, but we weren’t rich. All I knew was struggle.”

― Gunna

“When I entered the music industry, the biggest struggle was reaching out to people.”

― Guru Randhawa

“Mankind advances only through struggle.”

― Gustav Stresemann

“I always look at films as real stories with real people in real situations. That’s why I struggle with the whole notion of calling someone the ‘good guy’ or the ‘bad guy’, because I think we all have potential to do good things and all have the potential to do bad things.”

― Guy Pearce

“To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness. There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together.”

― H. Rap Brown

“Look at the newborn baby. It struggles to breathe after living in the womb. And yet, growth comes as a result of struggle. Even when we talk about jihad. We need to attach consciousness to struggle. This struggle has to be both individual and collective.”

― H. Rap Brown

“We happen to be the vanguard of that revolutionary struggle because we are the most dispossessed.”

― H. Rap Brown

“To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness.”

― H. Rap Brown

“Life is a kind of struggle. Life is a sort of fight.”

― Haile Gebrselassie

“I know a lot of people struggle with the idea of Jesus and their idea of God. I think, if you don’t even know what you’re praying to or who you’re praying to, based on what I know to be true, regardless, God’s always listening.”

― Hailey Baldwin

“I always struggle auditioning, actually, because I’m so obsessed with era-appropriate clothing.”

― Hailey Gates

“I like struggle.”

― Hal Sparks

“The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We’re still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings.”

― Halle Berry

“College dropouts with significant debt struggle with repayment over the course of their lives and do not receive the benefits afforded to their peers who have debt but obtain higher-paying jobs as a result of college completion.”

― Hank Johnson

“Most days I struggle just to be accepted into the camp of plain old feminists. This is mainly because I am not by nature ideological and generally suspicious of people who are.”

― Hanna Rosin

“I struggle with candida – usually it manifests on the skin and can be so pesty, painful, and irritating! It also feeds off sugar and gluten and is nearly impossible to rid yourself of.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“I dealt with legal questions in the interest of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP and its members during the difficult years of struggle for the victory of the Movement.”

― Hans Frank

“When I look for new books, I often struggle to find things that challenge and entertain me. This has caused me to spend a number of cycles thinking about where I can get the serendipitous book discovery experience that we had in physical book stores.”

― Harper Reed

“Although slavery may have been abolished, the crippling poison of racism still persists, and the struggle still continues.”

― Harry Belafonte

“Movements don’t die, because struggle doesn’t die.”

― Harry Belafonte

“The way I see things, the way I see life, I see it as a struggle. And there’s a great deal of reward I have gained coming to that understanding – that existence is a struggle.”

― Harvey Keitel

“I don’t think about those things, really. I work hard on everything I do. Everything is a struggle, everything is hard, everything is difficult.”

― Harvey Keitel

“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

“You can’t write about a personal struggle if you’re going to water it down to meet everyone’s expectations about what’s appropriate.”

― Heidi Roizen

“We got the vote, which we should’ve been born with, in 1920. Everything we’ve had to struggle for – it’s ridiculous.”

― Helen Thomas

“I have to struggle to change people’s perceptions of me. I grew very frustrated with the perception that I’m this shy, retiring, inhibited aristocratic creature when I’m absolutely not like that at all. I think I’m much more outgoing and exuberant than my image.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“I chose ‘BronxWorks’ because I’m from The Bronx, and I got raised in The Bronx, and I just know the struggle and how it is growing up in The Bronx.”

― Hennessy Carolina

“The man whom God wills to slay in the struggle of life – he first individualizes.”

― Henrik Ibsen

“One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, ‘I have it,’ merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it.”

― Henrik Ibsen

“The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan.”

― Henry A. Wallace

“When we struggle, as so many do, in grinding poverty, or when our enemies prevail against us, or when sickness is not healed, the enemy of our souls can send his evil message that there is no God or that if He exists He does not care about us.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“Parents who struggle to get a witness of the Savior into the heart of a child will be helped as they seek for a way to bring the words and the spirit of the Book of Mormon into the home and all the lives in their family.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The bad guys I play don’t want to be bad. It’s the struggle between the part of them that’s an animal and the part that’s the intellect that’s interesting.”

― Henry Czerny

“Universities are some of the few places left where a struggle for the commons, for public life, if not democracy itself, can be made visible through the medium of collective voices and social movements energized by the need for a politics and way of life counter to authoritarian capitalism.”

― Henry Giroux

“Angela Davis’s legacy as a freedom fighter made her an enemy of the state under the increasingly neoliberal regimes of Nixon, Reagan and J. Edgar Hoover because she understood that the struggle for freedom was not only a struggle for political and individual rights but also for economic rights.”

― Henry Giroux

“There was always a struggle with being Asian and not being Asian enough. It’s going to be down to me to own my race.”

― Henry Golding

“Every one of us at some point in our lives has had the struggle with identity.”

― Henry Golding

“I see myself as a creative being. My only fear is compromising my integrity. I guess that’s a constant struggle.”

― Henry Hopper

“Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing.”

― Henry Moore

“One of the most important functions of jazz has been to encourage a hope for freedom, for people living in situations of intolerance or struggle.”

― Herbie Hancock

“But the question is to find and rear leaders that are really one with the masses. This can only be accomplished by the masses, the political parties and the Trade Unions, by means of the most severe struggle, also inwardly.”

― Herman Gorter

“Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.”

― Herman Melville

“Everybody has difficulties in life. But if you have to win something for the country, you have to struggle.”

― Hima Das

“A revolution is not a painless march to the gates of freedom and justice. It is a struggle between rage and hope, between the temptation to destroy and the desire to build.”

― Hisham Matar

“My father believed in armed struggle.”

― Hisham Matar

“I’m a leading lady character actor; I don’t fit in one slot simply. I’ve always been used to a certain amount of struggle, and that prepared me wonderfully for a mature age.”

― Holly Hunter

“I don’t believe in nirvana. If nirvana was handed to us on a silver platter, this would be the first day of our struggle to keep it.”

― Holly Near

“My life is a beautiful struggle.”

― Hope Solo

“It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.”

― Horace

“This is a struggle of good and evil. And we’re the good.”

― Howard Dean

“And I think that, of course, there is some dysfunction of needing to be liked or noticed or to feel part of things, something going on there for most actors. For some there’s not and I think they really struggle with it.”

― Hugh Jackman

“I grew up with protests, marches, demonstrations, struggle. But I come from a clan of community workers.”

― Hugh Masekela

“Mandela was chosen as a symbol of the South African struggle, and he did that great. But I wasn’t just happy for him. I was happy for the people.”

― Hugh Masekela

“The media has for us a fundamental priority because it is a weapon for the ideological struggle and a weapon to express to the people the hope that we all have.”

― Hugo Chavez

“Everybody has to go through a struggle period, and I was no different. When I came to Mumbai from Delhi, I didn’t know anybody, and all my relationships had to be built up from scratch, including my work relationships.”

― Huma Qureshi

“I remember, during an ad shoot, Anurag said to me that you are doing my film, and I was wondering do we really get films so easily. I thought you have to struggle and all. But he kept his word and offered me ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur.’”

― Huma Qureshi

“I think I’d struggle to get excited by synchronised swimming.”

― Ian Botham

“Many great composers have died in poverty. I have not faced hardships, like having to struggle for food, thanks to reasonable producers.”

― Ilaiyaraaja

“Anxiety has been a big problem for me, but I think my biggest struggle has been depression.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“My kids are the reason I continue to strive for something better. They know – as kids who are Muslim, Somali, black Americans – that they’ve always been part of a struggle and that change isn’t easy.”

― Ilhan Omar

“I don’t come from a wealthy family, so for me to have to struggle as long as I have in New York and Los Angeles and finally know that I have an income coming in for the next 10 episodes was a major, major life-altering moment.”

― Inbar Lavi

“Once you start feeling the pressure, you start to struggle. That is the beauty of Indo-Pak cricket contests.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.”

― Iris Murdoch

“Sometimes it’s a struggle to live in the moment.”

― Isaac Marion

“My writing comes not from the happy moments, but from struggle and grief.”

― Isabel Allende

“We are succeeding in Iraq. It’s a tough struggle with setbacks, but we are succeeding.”

― Iyad Allawi

“I could never understand why our lives felt like a struggle while those living off government largesse enjoyed trinkets that I only dreamed about.”

― J. D. Vance

“Reduced to its lowest terms, the great struggle which now rocks the whole earth more and more takes on the character of a struggle of the individual versus the state.”

― J. Reuben Clark

“It is a struggle. But I don’t mind. I will just keep fighting on.”

― J. T. Walsh

“I don’t really look back or forward too much. That’s not to say I live in the moment, because I struggle with that as well.”

― Jack Antonoff

“I’ve always been in an environment saturated with Democrats, and because we aren’t constantly challenged, we feel little urgency, we struggle to be enthusiastic and we can get lazy.”

― Jack Schlossberg

“I struggle quite a lot in rehearsals, partly because I’m shy, partly because I still don’t really understand the work that actors and directors do. I love the magic at the end, but the getting there – the wrong turns that are necessary to make something work – I find slightly beguiling and worrying.”

― Jack Thorne

“I have generally sought to work on questions that I thought were both interesting and approachable, yet not too widely appreciated. To struggle to make discoveries that would be made by others a short time later seems futile to me.”

― Jack W. Szostak

“I really don’t like to take the easy way out, if I can help it, on anything I do, I like to really make it a challenge. I don’t know how to create by taking the easy routes. I’ve tried, you know, I’ve tried to let myself, but I always struggle to compensate.”

― Jack White

“The fact that we elected Obama was a sign that the black struggle inherent in the blues and so much of the music I have loved can triumph.”

― Jack White

“You never want to see a guy struggle. And we’ve all struggled. It’s part of the game.”

― Jacob deGrom

“You don’t just end up with freedom when you have the vote. The struggle continues.”

― Jacob Zuma

“There is an eternal humanity that crosses through all people, and it’s more interesting often when it’s about struggle – not people with champagne glasses.”

― Jacqueline Bisset

“We may not have demon fathers dangling offers of infernal power before us, but everyone understands what it means to struggle with temptation or resist the urge to give in to our baser natures.”

― Jacqueline Carey

“People who are living in economic struggle are more than their circumstances. They’re majestic and creative and beautiful.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“We have to struggle against the conservatives from all sides, not only the right-wingers, but also the left-wing conservatives who don’t want to change anything.”

― Jacques Delors

“You can struggle for a little while. It’s going to happen. If a guy hits .200 for a while, it doesn’t mean he’s a .200 hitter.”

― Jake Arrieta

“Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible.”

― Jalal Talabani

“Many weight issues stem from illness, be it physical or, indeed, emotional. And a large portion of people who sometimes struggle to maintain a ‘healthy’ weight deal daily with their own self-esteem crises.”

― Jameela Jamil

“Everybody’s gone through some kind of struggle in their life, and I’d like to be the type of voice who talks about it.”

― James Arthur

“I don’t think I was ever designed to be a ubiquitous worldwide star. I’m a singer-songwriter writing quite personal songs. You’re not supposed to chuck me on a stage with bells and whistles. There was a struggle ahead after that happened, and perhaps I was trying to write songs to compete in that arena.”

― James Blunt

“Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.”

― James Brown

“I don’t know how many parts I’ve lost because a lot of the politics in California are very conservative, and I’m fairly outspoken. I always tried to get as much politics in as I could, because I do believe in class struggle, and I think that’s what’s left out.”

― James Cromwell

“It is not in the interest of the German people or in the interest of world peace that Germany should become a pawn or a partner in a military struggle for power between the East and the West.”

― James F. Byrnes

“My wife says I’m only comfortable when there’s a fight. And it’s true. The thing that motivates me is struggle.”

― James Frey

“I guess I am an optimist in a pessimist brain, if that makes any sense. I believe in the innate goodness of most people in this world, and yet I’m a damaged soul like many other people and have my own demons and things I struggle with.”

― James Gunn

“My preference is for good writing. It doesn’t matter if it’s for film or TV. Whatever. It starts with the writing. Even though I’ve had problems with writers, it doesn’t matter how great of an actor you are. If the writing is bad, you’re going to struggle.”

― James Nesbitt

“I always make this comparison between Bob Dylan and David Simon. Not in the most flattering way possible – these two intellectual Jews who totally identify with the black man’s struggle!”

― James Ransone

“I had to find some clarity about approaching life more spiritually. I think I’m kind of dense, and it makes me pull the process into mind and struggle over it in finding the path.”

― James Redfield

“Going to the gym on my own I struggle with, but when I’m in there with a teammate or a group of guys, it’s the ultimate environment.”

― James Spithill

“In that wide struggle which we call Progress, evil is always the aggressor and the vanquished, and it is right that this should be so, for without its onslaughts and depredations humanity might fall to a fat slumber upon its cornsacks and die snoring.”

― James Stephens

“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

“The IRA has abandoned its armed struggle in pursuit of its goals by political means. This must be fully acknowledged. Continued challenge does nothing but obstruct and inhibit the peace process.”

― James T. Walsh

“It is a struggle; for though the black man fights passively, he nevertheless fights; and his passive resistance is more effective at present than active resistance could possibly be. He bears the fury of the storm as does the willow tree.”

― James Weldon Johnson

“There are a lot of great things about food, but it’s something that’s an eternal struggle in our contemporary society, where and how food is made, where it’s coming from, how much to consume. There are so many layers to it.”

― Jami Attenberg

“When you are born rich, you have all these options. You can pursue a career path that you find interesting; there’s no need or pressure to start working to get funds just for survival, which is something a lot of people have to struggle with.”

― Jamie Johnson

“For black and brown people, caring for ourselves and each other is not a neutral act. It is a necessary and radical part of the struggle to create a more just society. Our healing and survival are essential to the fight.”

― Jamila Woods

“We must organize. We must protest. We must cry out in a loud voice that America needs a raise. We must keep working until workers in this country don’t have to struggle to make ends meet.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“I think all good writing is a struggle. To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle, almost by definition, because you could always improve.”

― Jane Asher

“’The Piano Lesson’ is very sophisticated, easily the most adult or complex material I’ve attempted. It’s the first film I’ve written that has a proper story, and it was a big struggle for me to write. It meant I had to admit the power of narrative.”

― Jane Campion

“Being Stephen’s carer was such a struggle, and it’s a lonely job looking after a disabled person. Thinking back, I honestly wonder how I got through it.”

― Jane Hawking

“I know intimately the struggle of trying to live your life and be yourself while feeling the pressure of an entire community on your shoulders.”

― Janet Mock

“The need for a national Employment Non-Discrimination Act a critical part of the LGBT community’s struggle for equality.”

― Jared Polis

“I love characters who are kind of haunted by their pasts, who struggle on despite their flaws, knowing that, at the end of the day, they’re not going to shuffle off to those pearly gates.”

― Jason Aaron

“We make a lot of movies that I don’t think merit a wide release. We have this label called Tilt, and we have the movies come out on that, and that’s fine. But it shocks me when, having done this a few times, when I really believe a movie should get a wide release, and I struggle to get it released. That does surprise me.”

― Jason Blum

“If the founder comes to work every day, and it’s a struggle, that permeates the whole organization.”

― Jason Calacanis

“Even companies that do big business online struggle to be noticed by Google users. The Web, after all, is home to some 120 million Internet domains and tens of billions of indexed pages. But every company, big or small, can draw more Google traffic by using search-engine optimization – SEO, for short.”

― Jason Fried

“Because I actually find the next take after they’ve controlled it a little bit and repressed the laughter is actually a really interesting take, because that’s still going on underneath the surface. That struggle to maintain composure becomes part of the joy of the scene.”

― Jay Roach

“When the TV version of Annie came on, I was drawn to it. It was the struggle of this poor kid in this environment and how her life changed. It immediately resonated.”

― Jay-Z

“I’ve always known exactly who I am, but growing up has always been a struggle. I’ve even been called an ‘it.’”

― Jazz Jennings

“I prefer to work when there are people against whom I have to struggle.”

― Jean-Luc Godard

“Historians and scholars have access to every issue of every newspaper and journal written during the civil rights struggle of the 1960s but can access only a comparative handful of papers covering the election of Barack Obama.”

― Jeffrey Zeldman

“The story of the decadence of the cathedral as a moral power, a spiritual energizer in civilization, is the sad but inevitable story of dogmatism. It is the story of the struggle of free thought with bigotry, religion making common cause with the wrong side.”

― Jenkin Lloyd Jones

“I have people in my family with bipolar disorder, and for years I’ve watched them struggle with the disorder’s extreme moods and often devastating consequences.”

― Jenna Blum

“I spend a lot of time on the ‘Glee’ set. A lot of time. Luckily we have to dance and rehearse, so we’re always moving, but having such a tight schedule can make it hard to find the time to exercise. It’s definitely a struggle!”

― Jenna Ushkowitz

“I don’t find it a struggle to maintain a healthy diet now as my palate has changed. I don’t crave rich food.”

― Jennifer Ellison

“The struggle we went through in the last year of ‘Journey’ was pretty insane, and I think that is also why, when I was working on the struggle level, I was able to channel my own struggle into the game.”

― Jenova Chen

“I need to develop a car and engineer a car in a position that feels comfortable for me, and I don’t think anyone can do a better job than I can in that position. The problem for me is if I can’t get the car there I do struggle more than some.”

― Jenson Button

“I love cycling, running and swimming. In recent years I’ve competed regularly in triathlons, which means I don’t find the physical side of driving a struggle any more.”

― Jenson Button

“I’ve been told by the BBC that if I make one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time, I will be sacked. And even the angel Gabriel would struggle to survive with that hanging over his head. It’s inevitable that one day, someone, somewhere will say that I’ve offended them, and that will be that.”

― Jeremy Clarkson

“Bonnie and Clyde grew up in absolute poverty. They didn’t go to school or have any money; the only way they could figure out how to get ahead was to steal. The banks were foreclosing on everyone’s homes. I think a lot of people will be able to relate to that struggle.”

― Jeremy Jordan

“I struggle with pride every day, but the one thing that I try to remind myself everyday is that I’m still a sinner no matter how many points/assists/win I get on the court.”

― Jeremy Lin

“I knew if I had to struggle, I couldn’t struggle in New York. My ego was too big for it. I couldn’t be a guy who is starving when I had a very successful business when I was young.”

― Jeremy Luke

“You don’t have to be born wealthy and have an aristocratic last name or have connections or all these things. If you have a dream, you can believe in something and work hard and struggle and fight for it and still have a chance to succeed.”

― Jeremy Scott

“Forget being ‘discovered.’ All you can do is write. If you write well enough, and are stubborn enough to embrace failure, and if you happen to fall into the narrow categories that the book market recognizes, then you might make a little money. Otherwise, it’s a struggle. A gorgeous struggle.”

― Jess Walter

“It’s a struggle for me to watch things I’ve been in because I’m just distracted and self-critical.”

― Jesse Eisenberg

“It’s always been a struggle to differentiate myself, but I like my parents. I enjoy doing events with them, and I don’t feel I should purposely avoid something just for the sake of being different.”

― Jesse Kellerman

“I really struggle to fight and say lines at the same time. It’s hard.”

― Jessica Henwick

“I think my dream would be to move into film, purely because there’s a definite beginning, middle and end to a project. I struggle a bit with such a big series that’s going all the time.”

― Jessica Raine

“I’m glad I’ve had to struggle. It’s made me the artist I am now.”

― Jessie J

“I struggle with insecurities. I struggle with forgiveness. I struggle with letting someone go that did me dirty without vengeance, which is an evil thing.”

― Jessie Reyez

“Even the best teams have their weaknesses, and Barcelona struggle at set-pieces and counter-attacks when they lose the ball in attacking positions.”

― Jesus Navas

“Many of my characters struggle with loneliness, that is fair to say.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“When I originally came to the U.S., my mother came with a couple hundred dollars to her name. I didn’t know we were struggling because she hid that from me. But it was definitely a struggle to get through life and get through school.”

― Jidenna

“I think I’ve always had that struggle my whole life, of feeling a little bit more gender-neutral, feeling more comfortable as a creative person when I’m dressed like a boy, when I’m dressed more masculine.”

― Jill Soloway

“Normally, I think the people you would use on your first film, it would be a real struggle to bring them with you onto your television show. I just brought every single person with and expanded my little indie film world.”

― Jill Soloway

“It’s a struggle every day to get people to invest financially in portrayals of women that aren’t satisfying to straight white men.”

― Jill Soloway

“Oh, God, food is a constant struggle for me. With exercise, I get my workout done, and I’m done until tomorrow. With food, I eat, and then an hour later I’m hungry again!”

― Jillian Michaels

“The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War.”

― Jim Bunning

“But let there be no misunderstanding. The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War.”

― Jim Bunning

“Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society. Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world. She will be missed.”

― Jim Costa

“Readers have told me that their children have learned to read after years of struggle after starting to read Garfield’s comic strip and many people who have moved to the United States have said that they, too, learned English by reading Garfield.”

― Jim Davis

“People have different points of view and different opinions, and they struggle themselves with change.”

― Jim Gray

“Life for my family was a real struggle, as it was for most in those farming communities in Alabama.”

― Jim Nabors

“People think I can really play golf, but it’s actually been almost an albatross for me. I really struggle not only to break 80, but sometimes to break 90.”

― Jim Nantz

“I think the kids that struggle are way more prepared for real life.”

― Jimmy John Liautaud

“I suspect most politicians feel overwhelmed because people’s lives are a real struggle, full of unhappiness, and you would probably feel powerless to do anything about it.”

― Jo Brand

“I’ve always had a struggle trying to get a hair campaign. It’s mind-boggling.”

― Joan Smalls

“Connecting with the kids is a great joy for me. I love meeting them backstage or at a signing event. I am overwhelmed when I meet kids who struggle with terminal illnesses.”

― Jodi Benson

“I embraced every struggle because it made me the fighter I was.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“There are a lot of reasons why people quit international football. Some struggle off the field. Some struggle with injuries.”

― Joe Hart

“Some people you struggle to argue with – they’ve got a lot of strong backing to what they say and what they do.”

― Joe Hart

“No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle can operate by getting authority from the leading body of the political organs for even minor action that is taken and we don’t even know in the case of the actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people.”

― Joe Slovo

“On the other hand, one factor helps us that no other liberation struggle in this region could count on – our liberation front is characterized by relatively highly developed class forces, tested in political struggles.”

― Joe Slovo

“Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa, we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle. We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to.”

― Joe Slovo

“Therefore, our fight must primarily be a political mass struggle with revolutionary goals.”

― Joe Slovo

“I wasn’t sure what it would take to make it in the theater, but despite the struggle, that was all I ever really wanted.”

― Joel Grey

“I wish I was really talented in music because then I would be doing it. I felt that I could write a decent song, but it was a big struggle.”

― Johan Renck

“It was an ongoing struggle to say no, I don’t want to be a part of the perpetuation of this stereotype.”

― John Amos

“Sometimes when I see a performance that really takes me, I struggle. How can I express this to this person, I want this person to know how I felt. I want to get this across, and it’s not very easy.”

― John Astin

“I can assure you, that the gallant hearts that throb beneath its sacred folds, will only be content, when this glorious banner is planted first and foremost in the coming struggle for our independence.”

― John B. Hood

“Words are so often used in the opposite sense, as a screen of diversion. It’s the struggle towards truthfulness which is the same whether one is writing a poem, a novel or an argument.”

― John Berger

“Just as the Security Council was largely irrelevant to the great struggle of the last half of the twentieth century – freedom against Communism – so too it is largely on the sidelines in our contemporary struggles against international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.”

― John Bolton

“Our struggle is to identify the sources of revenue and the means to obtain the funds. Without funds, all the planning and research studies can’t help us.”

― John Breaux

“Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.”

― John Burroughs

“I’ve seen things change and people forget: the history of Berlin, the history of queer struggle, the history of AIDS, the history of New York changing from an artistic powerhouse to more of a financial one now.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“I remember, for the first time, sitting down and consuming books in a matter of hours. This was such a new experience for me because reading, up until that point, had been such a struggle and source of stress. I think I just needed to find the right kind of stories with which I could identify.”

― John Corey Whaley

“Approaching my second novel was, admittedly, a bit of a struggle. But having an amazing team at Atheneum Books, especially my very patient, brilliant editor Namrata Tripathi, took a stressful situation and turned it into a really great learning experience for me.”

― John Corey Whaley

“Men tend to try to struggle to be more rational and reduce things to simplicity more and are more impatient with ambiguity than women are.”

― John Crowley

“Imagine a country where the vast majority of seniors live in poverty, a country where for many there are no golden years, but a time of struggle and dependence. That was the United States before the creation of Social Security, which has proven to be one of the most effective and important government programs in our history.”

― John Delaney

“The struggle these veterans face receiving adequate care for PTSD and depression is a tragedy that needs to be addressed, which is why I cosponsored the Clay Hunt SAV Act.”

― John Delaney

“I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.”

― John F. Kerry

“When an actor doesn’t face a conflict, he loses confidence in himself. I always want to have a struggle because I believe it will help me accomplish more.”

― John Garfield

“Something we often struggle with on pictures is the right way to shoot live-action elements that are for an environment that’s very complicated from a lighting standpoint. An example is a starship flying through an environment that’s constantly changing.”

― John Knoll

“The world of spying is my genre. My struggle is to demystify, to de-romanticise the spook world, but at the same time harness it as a good story.”

― John le Carre

“I made an awful mess of my first marriage. It was hard to live with me being me. I was so abnormal. I mean, most writers struggle. I hadn’t struggled. I couldn’t suddenly go down to the PEN Club and behave like a normal human being, because most of those guys were struggling to make a couple of thousand pounds a year.”

― John le Carre

“It is my writing dilemma. The world of spying is my genre. My struggle is to demystify, to de-romanticise the spook world, but at the same time harness it as a good story.”

― John le Carre

“Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose we came from the woods originally. But in some of nature’s forests, the adventurous traveler seems a feeble, unwelcome creature; wild beasts and the weather trying to kill him, the rank, tangled vegetation, armed with spears and stinging needles, barring his way and making life a hard struggle.”

― John Muir

“Jihad is holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one’s community.”

― John O. Brennan

“I have friends who have children with various disabilities, and I was able to talk to them about just sort of the struggle and the extra effort that has to be put into very commonplace things.”

― John Ross Bowie

“I think I’m more sympathetic to writers, to the work and the struggle and the craft of it, than when I was in graduate school at NYU and was very judgmental.”

― John Searles

“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”

― John Steinbeck

“I was ashamed for people to see me struggle.”

― John Stossel

“I struggle as a writer, and I’m convinced that if I was at school now, I’d be termed as having ADS. Two minutes and I’m drifting.”

― Johnny Vegas

“My writing life has included the struggle to bring up three children. What I do three or four times a year is take myself off to a hotel room to unblock a problem.”

― Jojo Moyes

“Even when I was living below the poverty line as a novelist, I was still living better than 99.5% of the human population of the world. But in my little, soft realm of trying to amuse a few dozen middle-class people with my books and articles, I did struggle to survive in my own way.”

― Jonathan Ames

“We struggle with the right words to describe the design process at Apple. But it is very much about designing and prototyping and making.”

― Jonathan Ive

“The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“People rarely speak of children; you hear of ‘cohort groups’ and ‘standard variations,’ but you don’t hear much of boys who miss their cats or 6-year-olds who have to struggle with potato balls.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“My goal is to connect the young teachers to the old, to reignite their sense of struggle.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“The book, ’12 Rules For Life,’ is a very serious book. There’s elements of humor in it, but I’m trying to struggle with things at the deepest possible level and to explain to people why it’s necessary to live a upstanding and noble and moral and truthful and responsible life, and why there’s hell to pay if you don’t do that.”

― Jordan Peterson

“A lot of weekend players struggle with putting because they have too much tension in their hands and arms, both at address and during the stroke. Tension can turn a technically perfect motion into a herky-jerky mess, especially on those knee-knockers.”

― Jordan Spieth

“Yes, thanks to God… my life has a goal, much more important than my artistic activities, that is the struggle against Leukemia.”

― Jose Carreras

“The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it.”

― Joseph Barber Lightfoot

“Being sober is not a struggle for me.”

― Josh Gordon

“I first went to Indonesia in 2001 for six months. I was to help a community of plantation workers to make a film documenting and dramatizing the struggle to organize a union in the aftermath of the Suharto dictatorship.”

― Joshua Oppenheimer

“Sometimes I feel that in religious content, religious drama, it’s almost told like a tale, like an account of facts, and in ‘A.D. The Bible Continues,’ it’s drama, it’s real drama that we like to see on TV today, seeing the characters struggle and doubt and be completely in conflict with each other, kind of like ‘House of Cards.’”

― Juan Pablo Di Pace

“I struggled in London for a very long time. ‘Be prepared to struggle a lot’ – it’s a European mentality. The American mentality is positive and ‘You can do it’ and ‘Everything’s possible.’ In Europe it’s an older, more realistic way of thinking. You feel like you’re having to prove that you can do it.”

― Juan Pablo Di Pace

“Sometimes ’30 Rock’ was a struggle because I’d be doing the show and still be doing stand-up full-time.”

― Judah Friedlander

“From the time I was thirteen, there was a constant struggle between MGM and me – whether or not to eat, how much to eat, what to eat. I remember this more vividly than anything else about my childhood.”

― Judy Garland

“Even though I didn’t realize that I was about to launch into a two-year struggle, a deep and compelling sense told me that I had to walk the path I’d chosen – or rather, the path that seemed to have chosen me.”

― Julia Butterfly Hill

“I do think that some of us began to realize that this was going to be a long struggle that was going to go on for decades, and you’d have to knuckle down. A lot of people in our generation did that. They didn’t drop out and run away.”

― Julian Bond

“I started when I was 39 as a cabinet secretary, and so I feel like I have lived an experience in my life where I can relate to families that struggle, and are scraping by and scrounging.”

― Julian Castro

“Everything’s been a struggle for me.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“Music is so hard. It’s a struggle to get people to care. It’s hard to make an impact in today’s world because people aren’t buying records anymore.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“It took me 11 years to struggle through one dumb book, and every day you just want to give up. But you don’t find out you’re an artist because you do something really well.”

― Junot Diaz

“When I write, what I long for is not more realism or fiction but more courage. That’s what I always find myself short on and what I have to struggle to achieve in order that the work might live.”

― Junot Diaz

“I know if I react, and I want to get mad, and emotions come to the surface, I think quickly of my friends who have died and how they overcame their struggle and used their cancer and their lives for the betterment of mankind, and it sets me back in place.”

― Justin Baldoni

“Every book has got its challenges. You run into a plot point that you can’t figure out, or a scene that you struggle to write and have to write 50 times.”

― Justin Cronin

“I would probably struggle a bit more with a really dramatic serious-intent story. You have to really bring it. My brain is so comically wired, though.”

― Justin Roiland

“I don’t doubt that straight white men have identity issues and identity complexes and struggle with defining themselves.”

― Justin Simien

“I love to give the song away – it’s so exciting – where, I think, a lot of younger songwriters, they struggle with that. And it’s a big struggle, where they want the shine and they want people to know that it was their idea and it was their doing. But luckily, I’ve been through that, so I can just focus on helping other people do their thing.”

― Justin Tranter

“A lot of people work extremely hard and through no fault of their own – bad luck, the wrong environment, unfortunate circumstances – struggle to survive.”

― Justine Musk

“One of the biggest things I struggle with is people’s opinions. As much as I would like to say that I don’t care, I see those comments. And sometimes it affects you more than others, or may completely change your mood.”

― Justine Skye

“I know that in my own mind, I struggle with a desire to be both entirely absent and entirely present in any given moment.”

― K. Flay

“Ultimately, for me, weight is something I have to deal with every year, but I do it with food because I love food. But it’s a struggle; it’s something that I think about.”

― Kaetlyn Osmond

“I think, no matter how successful you are, there is some struggle of one kind or the other for every actor at every level. There are times when your work progresses at an extremely slow pace.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“I think the reason why I see life as this never-ending struggle is because I imagine it having endless potential.”

― Kamasi Washington

“I don’t think there is anything unusual about my struggle. It’s a very typical struggle where you meet bad people, and then you meet good people, and then you finally have a breakthrough.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“I had no work after ‘Gangster’ for two years, and my sister Rangoli met with an accident that destroyed her looks. My struggle with my parents combined with the industry not accepting me made me feel alienated.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“I have a very sharp tongue, I’m very impatient, and it’s a lifelong struggle.”

― Karen Armstrong

“Writing about a person whose struggle you wish you could solve is an act of compassion and also, frankly, opportunism.”

― Karen Bender

“Being in this business and surviving day-to-day can be a constant struggle. It’s about learning how to be your own super hero, put on your own cape, and be a well-rounded individual.”

― Karen Civil

“During the 19th-century struggle for women’s rights in America, many saw a competition between rights for black people and those for women.”

― Karen DeCrow

“Working pretty much nonstop as an artist, the hardest thing is to know what to do with yourself when you have some time off. You struggle with yourself to take a vacation.”

― Karen O

“In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites, as the official legend would have us believe, but one is the means and the expression of the other.”

― Karl Liebknecht

“Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity, peace among peoples. This is the sacred slogan of international socialist democracy that liberates nations.”

― Karl Liebknecht

“Just as invasion is the true and tried weapon in the hands of capital against the class struggle, so on the other hand the fearless pursuit of the class struggle has always proven the most effective preventative of foreign invasions.”

― Karl Liebknecht

“When I started writing ‘My Struggle,’ my father was still an issue: someone I had in me every day, someone I would dream about – he was still a part of me. He was such a huge figure for me, and now he is just one among many, and that feels like a relief.”

― Karl Ove Knausgard

“’My Struggle’ came from a place of questioning and feelings of inauthenticity and frustration, and almost all of that is gone.”

― Karl Ove Knausgard

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

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“I’ve faced a lot of struggle and been a victim of backstabbing.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I feel like, generally, the golden eras of cinema seem to be in moments of incredible political turmoil and strife and struggle.”

― Karyn Kusama

“I think there is really something we need to examine about the notion of careers, and are women encouraged and given the same opportunities to have vital healthy careers in which they are challenged by certain things, they try new things, they struggle, maybe they stumble, maybe they fail, and then there’s more room to succeed as well.”

― Karyn Kusama

“When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn’t be any press without the censorship.”

― Kate Adie

“There are recurring elements in popularized fairy tales, such as absent parents, some sort of struggle, a transformation, and a marriage. If you look at a range of stories, you find many stories about marriage, sexual initiation, abandonment. The plots often revolve around what to me seem to be elemental fears and desires.”

― Kate Bernheimer

“I think it really changes things when you’re able to get married. I mean, the Marriage Equality Act was super important. I think you cannot believe it happened as fast as it did. For a lot of gay people, it’s very surprising. You thought that this is going to be a struggle forever.”

― Kate Pierson

“I struggle with control.”

― Kate Walsh

“I think it’s very important to teach your children to struggle on some level.”

― Kate Winslet

“I always had a struggle, which I still do, when you’re playing a character and it’s not necessarily your morals or your values. You’re playing a character, but the way the media will sometimes ask you if these are your opinions, you know – they make you responsible for that, and I take issue with it because I don’t believe in censorship.”

― Katey Sagal

“In our struggle to restrain the violence and contain the damage, we tend to forget that the human capacity for aggression is more than a monstrous defect, that it is also a crucial survival tool.”

― Katherine Dunn

“What’s comforting about coming from a family of actors is I don’t have to explain the struggle. I can just sigh to my sister, ‘I had a bad one,’ and she’ll know exactly the profound audition humiliation I am describing.”

― Katherine Waterston

“It’s ridiculous having the pros in an amateur sport, but at the same time, there’s a lot of pros who are going to struggle over three rounds.”

― Katie Taylor

“Unlike films, which can be easily disseminated worldwide via DVDs and the Internet, plays struggle to find an international audience.”

― Katori Hall

“Feminism, unlike almost every other social movement, is not a struggle against a distinct oppressor – it’s not the ruling class or the occupiers or the colonizers – it’s against a deeply held set of beliefs and assumptions that we women, far too often, hold ourselves.”

― Kavita Ramdas

“TNA didn’t use me, but I got hungrier to wrestle. The struggle made me better.”

― Kazuchika Okada

“There is a struggle when you do represent so many countries within you, but that makes you who you are.”

― Keala Settle

“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

“’Seat at the Table’ has expressed real adversity, struggle, and also triumph and joy.”

― Kelela

“The thing is I really struggle with commitments, so committing myself to six months to a year in a soap opera… I don’t think it would suit my lifestyle. A few days working on a project is enough for me, and then I get bored and am ready to move on and do something else.”

― Kelly Brook

“Every good story is about who we are and our struggle to define ourselves.”

― Kelly Masterson

“Teams that just play on one side of the floor are going to struggle against defenses that load up on that side.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“My fiction occupies, actually, the very heart of American culture: this eternal question and struggle of what it means to be an American.”

― Ken Liu

“Frankly that’s what makes such a big difference between President Obama on one hand and Mitt Romney on the other. Gov. Romney has not walked in those shoes of the ordinary Americans and frankly I don’t think he has the capacity to quite understand the struggle that the 98 percent of Americans go through every single day.”

― Ken Salazar

“Especially watching him struggle, cause I was with him when he was struggling – changed his name to The Rock, all of a sudden he has the attitude a little bit, he started getting the mic, started cutting promos. His character just developed.”

― Ken Shamrock

“My folks ain’t graduated from high school or nothing like that, so we always had to struggle in the family – and I come from a big family.”

― Kendrick Lamar

“It would have been disastrous for Zambia if we had gone multi-party because these parties would have been used by those opposed to Zambia’s participation in the freedom struggle.”

― Kenneth Kaunda

“When someone is in ‘the struggle,’ which many of our black communities are in, they are living with a lack of educational facilities, high unemployment, and poor recreational facilities.”

― Kenny Smith

“Acting is a strange profession, and, yes, sometimes I struggle with its worth, its value in the world.”

― Keri Russell

“I do struggle with how much and in which way, as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views.”

― Kevin Bacon

“To me, the struggle is to try to make a less-well-written or less-well-rounded character and find who they are. If you really get it, and it’s all on the page, then it’s really just gonna pop out at you.”

― Kevin Bacon

“I’ve always had something in my heart where I root for guys who struggle with women.”

― Kevin James

“Small businesses already struggle to compete with big businesses that enjoy the luxury of a tax code filled with corporate loopholes.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“I think right now the jury is out on where and how much profit is available in the consumer electronics industry, because if you look at the current consumer electronics players, the biggest ones on the planet struggle to make profit consistently.”

― Kevin Rollins

“Ultimately, my books are not about the politics, although the toil and the struggle and the wars in Afghanistan have a significant impact on the lives of my characters.”

― Khaled Hosseini

“There’s nothing easy about writing. It’s always difficult. It’s always a struggle.”

― Khaled Hosseini

“I signed my first film soon after I graduated from college. So, my real struggle started after my first film didn’t do too well. But I believe failure only makes you stronger.”

― Kiara Advani

“If America would withdraw from South Korea, there could be a power struggle between such as China and Japan.”

― Kim Dae Jung

“The oppressed peoples can liberate themselves only through struggle. This is a simple and clear truth confirmed by history.”

― Kim Il-sung

“The peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America have common interest and are in the position to support each other in their anti-imperialist and anti-U.S. struggle. As long as Africa and Latin America are not free.”

― Kim Il-sung

“It is wrong to try to avoid the struggle against imperialism under the pretext that independence and revolution are important, but that peace is still more precious.”

― Kim Il-sung

“A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning.”

― Kim Jong Il

“Socialism is a sacred cause for realizing the demand and desire of the masses of the people for independence; it is a revolutionary cause that advances amid a fierce struggle against imperialism and all other counterrevolutionary forces.”

― Kim Jong-un

“It is important to launch a mass and society-wide struggle to drastically increase the production of consumer goods.”

― Kim Jong-un

“Students at Kim Il Sung University are reserve hardcore talents who will become leading officials of the revolution responsible for the important sectors and posts in the building of a powerful socialist country, the backbone in the struggle for the victory of the Juche revolution.”

― Kim Jong-un

“Thanks to the great Juche idea and Songun politics of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the devoted struggle of our service personnel and other people who are unfailingly loyal to the Party, proud victories have been achieved in socialist construction and lasting foundations for accomplishing the cause of the Juche revolution have been laid.”

― Kim Jong-un

“The year 2015 was a year of gigantic struggle, which is adorned with meaningful events and eye-opening successes, a year of victory and glory, in which socialist Korea fully demonstrated its prestige and might.”

― Kim Jong-un

“Amid the historic struggle to accomplish the cause of the Juche revolution in this long period after its founding, it has developed into a revolutionary party of Juche, into the great party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, and wonderfully performed its role as the organization that guides our people to all victories.”

― Kim Jong-un

“The first generation of the young people of our revolution took up arms following Comrade Kim Il Sung and fought the bloody anti-Japanese struggle, thus achieving the historic cause of national liberation.”

― Kim Jong-un

“In the gigantic and worthwhile struggle for achieving the country’s prosperity and people’s happiness, our young people have been educated in a revolutionary way and trained spiritually and physically, and have developed into a large, matchless contingent forming a thousand-fold, tens-of-thousand-fold fortress around the Party.”

― Kim Jong-un

“In the days of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, our women waged a bloody struggle with weapons in their hands to liberate their country.”

― Kim Jong-un

“The single-hearted unity is the lifeblood of Juche Korea and the dynamic force for a leap forward, and we must invariably follow the road of self-reliance and self-development – this is the invaluable truth of the Juche revolution confirmed by our army’s and people’s gigantic struggle in 2016.”

― Kim Jong-un

“The struggle against patriarchy and racism must be substantively robust and inextricably intertwined.”

― Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

“You struggle with your demons and you conquer them.”

― Kinky Friedman

“Communities in every corner of America struggle to fill nursing vacancies to provide care for everyone who needs it.”

― Kirsten Gillibrand

“I was ready to accept the philosophy that the Party is right and that in the coming struggle you could not permit yourself any doubts after the party had made a decision.”

― Klaus Fuchs

“Before I got to the NBA, I always flew coach – it was the worst time of my life. I remember being 14 or 15, and it was such a struggle to fit into those seats.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“Having achieved my own dreams, I want to give to kids who are less fortunate, who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support.”

― Kristi Yamaguchi

“I have been a little lucky to get work. I know there are people who struggle a lot to get a film; I believe a lot in destiny. Things have fallen into place for me.”

― Kriti Sanon

“Struggle happens when you do something which you don’t love.”

― Kubra Sait

“I do not believe in struggle. Struggle is a state of mind.”

― Kubra Sait

“I always struggle with explaining my relationship with my sister Kim. I am not sure why I am not always able to be myself when I am around her.”

― Kyle Richards

“Well it seems to me, that all real communities grow out of a shared confrontation with survival. Communities are not produced by sentiment or mere goodwill. They grow out of a shared struggle. Our situation in the desert is an incubator for community.”

― Larry Harvey

“I grew up on a farm in Oregon, an adopted child, with one sibling, and parents the age of all my peers’ grandparents. We lived in isolation from the people around us, and it was always a struggle to cope with as a child. The heart can really expire under those conditions. I always felt like I was looking at the world from the outside.”

― Larry Harvey

“My dad was always interested in characters he didn’t understand – he was such a great bad guy in movies. And that is really the thing that calls me to the material often: something I struggle to understand in human behaviour.”

― Laura Dern

“People still struggle with this notion of gifted writers somehow being in touch with a higher power, but it’s all about showing up and doing the job, meeting deadlines, working hard.”

― Laura Lippman

“I’d prefer to be good, but I’m not always. I struggle.”

― Laura Marling

“I’ve always thought my strengths were I’m smart, and I have a good sense of humor. I definitely struggle with feeling confident.”

― Lauren Graham

“I struggle with deciding when to answer or ignore the constant speculation about my private life, because I feel like that doesn’t belong to anybody but me.”

― Lauren London

“We’ve fallen down on our responsibility to our children by somehow creating this world where they’re surrounded by images of sexuality; and yet, we as adults struggle to talk to kids honestly about sex, the rules of dignity and consent.”

― Laurie Halse Anderson

“It’s hard enough to get any movie made, and when you take on these tough genres – and I’ve done it a couple times – it just makes the whole struggle more.”

― Lawrence Kasdan

“I’ve always been very interested in the struggle for human rights, not just here but abroad, and I wanted to be an inside player in that struggle. I wanted to make the laws reflect our ideals and ideas in this democracy that is America.”

― Leah Ward Sears

“It’s always a struggle growing up in Akron.”

― LeBron James

“My youth passed at the time of the country’s reconstruction from the ruins and ashes of the war in which my nation never bowed to the enemy paying the highest price in the struggle.”

― Lech Walesa

“My struggle led to the reunification of Germany and the creation of the state of Europe. We destroyed the borders; globalisation is on the horizon.”

― Lech Walesa

“Gandhi said it; Frederick Douglass said it. A lot of people have probably said ‘It’s not Christ that I have a problem with, it’s his people.’ And that was my struggle: it’s God’s people. I felt disenfranchisement. I felt so much abuse from organized religion because I’m walking in a direction that a lot of them couldn’t fathom and can’t understand.”

― Lecrae

“One of the tricky things with animation is, because we spend four years on the movie and everything is done so methodically day by day by day, it can be a struggle to have the finished film feel spontaneous and loose and naturally occurring.”

― Lee Unkrich

“My characters are not role-model Muslims, but they struggle to make choices using Muslim logic.”

― Leila Aboulela

“I would not go so far as to say that the French trade unions attached greater importance to the struggle for peace than the others did; but they certainly seemed to take it more to heart.”

― Leon Jouhaux

“In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.”

― Leon Trotsky

“I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish.”

― Leon Uris

“Whenever we feel shame, it’s a mark of some deep investment or deep internal struggle.”

― Leslie Jamison

“I like being married to someone who does what I do, and we can talk for hours about all of this stuff that I struggle with and all this stuff that he struggles with because we’re struggling with the same things. If I was married to a banker, I don’t know what we’d talk about.”

― Leslie Mann

“The key in telling stories that people relate to is, not surprisingly, vulnerability and authenticity. That means that letting people know the struggle behind your brand – the failures and mistakes – and how you got through them is really important.”

― Lewis Howes

“When I was 17 years old, I put out an album while my mother was dying of cancer. That right there alone is a struggle. That’s hard. That’s tough for anybody.”

― Lil Mama

“I love clothes but it’s a struggle for me to get out of jeans and a baggy jumper.”

― Lily James

“I am convinced that in the upcoming chapter of the struggle, I can be more useful to the inevitable change that will soon come to Cuba, to Cuba’s freedom, as a private citizen dedicated to helping the heroes within Cuba.”

― Lincoln Diaz-Balart

“Yes, I’m very close to my family. And being that close to your family, I think you also struggle with how to become your own person.”

― Linda Cardellini

“My journey has been so full of struggle and I just want to be able to offer some help and some general ideas to people that really need it the most.”

― Linda Hamilton

“She didn’t want to disrupt her family. She didn’t want to lose her family; she didn’t want to hurt her children. She struggled. It was a lifelong struggle for her, being in Bruce Jenner’s body.”

― Linda Thompson

“I think it’s safe to say that each of us has at least one issue we are passionate about and struggle with, issues that robs us of our peace, our joy and our ability to experience love.”

― Lindsay Wagner

“When people just decide they’re going to reconvene, there’s no guarantee that they’re going to have any of that chemistry. Sometimes people try to do that, and it’s a struggle to try to recreate what once was.”

― Lindsey Buckingham

“Everything about my life seemed so perfect to people. But I struggle like everyone else.”

― Lindsey Vonn

“Both the historian and the novelist view history as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and determined to make judgments, which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind, who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves.”

― Lion Feuchtwanger

“I’ve gone through literally over 30 years of struggle with weight and food and body image… and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute.’”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“I gained weight, and that started a 32-year struggle with weight and exercise and body image problems.”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“In my view, Reform and Opening Up began with the abandonment of the ‘using class struggle as guiding principle’ government policy of the Mao era and, in its place, a commitment to economic development and social harmony.”

― Liu Xiaobo

“I’ve learned that getting what you want gives you a pretty high batting average, and leaves you plenty to struggle for.”

― Loretta Young

“When I was in my 20s and kind of going through my own coming out process, I feared that I would lose my family. I feared that I would grow old alone. And that was a real part of my struggle.”

― Lori Lightfoot

“In these confused times, the role of classical music is at the very core of the struggle to reassert cultural and ethical values that have always characterized our country and for which we have traditionally been honored and respected outside our shores.”

― Lorin Maazel

“A lot of the struggle I had with movies is I really loved moments and tones and feelings in a scene, and I loved creating those, but I never really had great stories to string them together.”

― Louis C. K.

“We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift, uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people.”

― Louis Farrakhan

“A brother who recognizes that we have shortcomings, we, in the struggle, have faults, and that he wanted to reconcile differences.”

― Louis Farrakhan

“Big game hunters and the hunting industry in South Africa know a lot of people regard what they do as terrible, and the media have tended not to do them any favours. So it was an uphill struggle to win trust from the people and to get into the world.”

― Louis Theroux

“Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future.”

― Louise J. Kaplan

“Life is one long struggle in the dark.”

― Lucretius

“I struggle because I love food and sometimes I can’t stop eating.”

― Lucy Davis

“It’s not a matter of if economies around the world becoming low-carbon, but when and how: through struggle and strife or through advancement and progressive leadership. Larry Elliot described it today as the ‘Green New Deal.’ It’s a leadership we in Britain can provide, and from which our economy can benefit.”

― Lucy Powell

“The economic and social decline of Zimbabwe is shocking and appalling. Life there is unrecognisable from that of the recent past. Each day is a struggle for basic survival.”

― Lucy Powell

“In my opinion, the Doha Round is the most important thing that we can do to reduce inequalities, create opportunities, and develop the poorest countries, face up to the struggle against terrorism and strengthen democracy.”

― Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

“I think it is important that you have people from all different vanguards, from all different walks of society and different viewpoints to be focused on the struggle for equality and democracy. We need as many champions for the cause and as many events as possible to help keep this in focus.”

― Lupe Fiasco

“Being conscious of Global Blackness is knowing that we are not an island of our struggle but a nation of our triumphs. That’s blackness to me.”

― Luvvie Ajayi

“It remains an incredible struggle for women in theater, and, in particular, playwrights and directors, to get their work seen and to not only get seen, but to get it to Broadway.”

― Lynn Nottage

“The MLK Shabbat Suppers focused on the theme of educational inequity, which Dr. King considered inextricably linked to the struggle for equality and justice.”

― Lynn Schusterman

“I do not think that everybody has to struggle. But to probably at least half of the people, it never seems to enter their minds that they might be engaged in a struggle or that there might be something to struggle with.”

― M. Scott Peck

“Being veterans of the struggle to push back against fundamentalist Christians, American liberals are well acquainted with the pitfalls of the neoconservative flirtation with the religious-right.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“A religious life is a struggle and not a hymn.”

― Madame de Stael

“The best antidote to poverty remains simple – a paycheck. Policies like paid family leave, workplace flexibility and affordable quality childcare can make the difference for two-parent or single-parent working families who struggle to make ends meet.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“Motherhood brings you to your knees in a way that doesn’t leave room for you to judge others. It makes you see that there’s no ideal – a constant struggle, constantly compromising, but ultimate love.”

― Maggie Gyllenhaal

“The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension… Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.”

― Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

“Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“I struggle to come up to people and say what I think.”

― Maisie Williams

“Miyazaki has a great talent, but I really struggle every time I create a new film and am far from Miyazaki.”

― Makoto Shinkai

“Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services – some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention.”

― Malcolm Fraser

“A lot of what is most beautiful about the world arises from struggle.”

― Malcolm Gladwell

“ISIL is not ‘radical Islam.’ Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah, the Muslim Brotherhood – these are radical Islamic groups. They resort to armed struggle and terrorism to move toward their goals. But they are also deeply political organizations that have internal rules, standards, and codes of conduct.”

― Malcolm Nance

“Broadcasters or politicians or writers who think that they are respecting Struggle Street, the battlers, by dumbing things down into one-line sound bites are not respecting them, they are treating them with contempt. It’s our job above all in politics to tackle the big issues and to explain them.”

― Malcolm Turnbull

“Struggle has been a part and parcel of my life.”

― Mamata Banerjee

“Movies were a struggle for me – they didn’t come easy.”

― Mandy Patinkin

“I rejected the armed struggle because, as a Christian, I am committed to a nonviolent and peaceful struggle. But people take their own initiatives, because it is a Lebanon type of situation here.”

― Mangosuthu Buthelezi

“It is a struggle for the minds of the people… No cause justifies recourse to terrorism.”

― Manmohan Singh

“Hitting is hard, and even when you work to improve, you can still struggle.”

― Manny Machado

“Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.”

― Mao Zedong

“Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.”

― Mao Zedong

“It’s a long struggle being an actor; I don’t know if I’d ever recommend it to anybody!”

― Marc Warren

“We struggle with eating healthily, obesity, and access to good nutrition for everyone. But we have a great opportunity to get on the right side of this battle by beginning to think differently about the way that we eat and the way that we approach food.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I have always fought for ideas – until I learned that it isn’t ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.”

― Margaret Anderson

“I have worked hard to become happy. It was a real struggle.”

― Margaret Trudeau

“When I do Pilates, or when I do work out, I feel better all day. Yet I still struggle to keep it on my schedule.”

― Maria Bello

“As I get older the stars have gone from my eyes more, and I see that life is just something that has to be lived with, that it’s better not to struggle.”

― Marian Keyes

“Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“The struggle between Israelis and Palestinians is a perfect reflection of the struggle between fear and forgiveness that rages within us all.”

― Marianne Williamson

“I hope that people will realize that the struggle to make a life better with a sibling is worth it.”

― Marie Brenner

“Many new lovers and spouses struggle to reconcile themselves with their partners’ relationship history, but it’s an insecurity I left behind in my 20s.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“It’s perfectly possible to love your toddler but struggle to like them when times are hard.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“Had Elizabeth Bennet known how wildly Darcy’s heart beat for her, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ would barely have made it into a short story. Their torturously slow-burning romance is a classic example of how men and women still struggle to communicate the most basic of emotions.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“The struggle to make people understand the need for change is over.”

― Marilyn Ferguson

“I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it’s a struggle, a competition of careers. There’s jealousy.”

― Marilyn Manson

“I’m one of the world’s most self-conscious people. I really have to struggle.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“Have you ever noticed that when you must struggle to hear something, you close your eyes?”

― Marilyn vos Savant

“The struggle against radical Islam should be a joint struggle, and everyone should say, ‘There – we are sacrificing something.’”

― Marine Le Pen

“I love the Shakespeare history plays; I love the struggle for the crown as a plot.”

― Mark Gatiss

“I try to find the human element in the character’s problem. And often, it is; even if the struggle is grand and on a worldwide scale, the problem is very personal.”

― Mark Pellegrino

“We all struggle. Life is not fun. A lot of times, it’s really painful and hard. Sometimes it’s really funny. ‘Foxcatcher’ is kind of like a metaphor for that.”

― Mark Schultz

“I have a small Thai boy who dresses me and every year I let him pick what campaign I am going to work on. It saves me having to worry about it and, bless him, it makes him feel involved in the struggle for global liberation.”

― Mark Thomas

“Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh.”

― Martin Bormann

“I personally really sympathise with the Maori cause – what’s gone on historically and their struggle today as a culture, and how they hold on to that identity and stand up for what’s rightfully theirs.”

― Martin Henderson

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Since being in India, I am more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent resistance is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for justice and human dignity.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“As history since Hiroshima shows, the best, perhaps the only, way to curb war is to deter it with such overwhelming force as to turn it from a struggle into suicide.”

― Martin Van Creveld

“Many American Muslims are peaceful and define jihad primarily as an internal struggle to improve.”

― Marvin Olasky

“In the African-American community, we struggle with a lot of health problems that have a lot to do with our diet.”

― Marvin Sapp

“His struggle for a bare living left him no time to take advantage of the public evening school. In time he learned to read, to follow a conversation or lecture; but he never learned to write correctly; and his pronunciation remains extremely foreign to this day.”

― Mary Antin

“I think each veteran’s soul has something that it needs to say. I know from my own personal traumas, it’s very hard to know what that is. But when I’m watching someone else struggle, it’s not as confusing for me, ’cause it’s not my struggle, so I can help identify that.”

― Mary Gauthier

“By the time I got to songwriting, I had been faced with a lot of troubles as a result of my own collective of trauma. I was someone who instinctively figured out that writing songs about the struggle helps you with the struggle.”

― Mary Gauthier

“Out of labor’s struggle in Arizona came better conditions for the workers, who must everywhere, at all times, under advantage and disadvantage work out their own salvation.”

― Mary Harris Jones

“I believe this generation should know their history and they should know that the struggle’s not over yet.”

― Mary J. Blige

“Every medal I have won is a story of a difficult struggle.”

― Mary Kom

“Many of my 20- and 30-something peers struggle with student loan debt and high rent, and more than once, I’ve erupted in laughter at the idea that I will collect any Social Security in my Betty White years.”

― Mary Pilon

“I’m real strong, and I’m also real feminine, and I don’t find a struggle having those two things under one roof.”

― Mary Steenburgen

“Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.”

― Mary Wollstonecraft

“Fastidious taste makes enjoyment a struggle.”

― Mason Cooley

“The universe, in a big bang mode, is still expanding, which means it’s cooling down, and evolution seems to be going against this; we’re almost battling it. That led me on to a more creative, philosophical way of thinking, which is what led into influencing some of the songs, which is, maybe this is what our struggle is.”

― Matt Bellamy

“It’s a struggle for anybody to take their paradigms and set of beliefs and understandings and completely flip the script.”

― Matt Bomer

“A lot of people struggle in their younger years, and I think people can relate to that.”

― Matthew Lewis

“The mental health conversation is very important to me. I have friends that struggle with various mental illnesses. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety. I’m very interested in how we deal with that.”

― Matthew Quick

“Our biggest struggle as human beings is to project ourselves as something that society has deemed admirable or likable instead of being honest.”

― Matthew Shultz

“It’s a daily struggle for me to stay alive. I don’t mean to be melodramatic, hyperbolic, or go into my broadcast mode. But even that, my career is bipolar.”

― Mauro Ranallo

“There’s a constant struggle between my ears about who I am and what I mean to the world.”

― Mauro Ranallo

“We all must make hatemongers unwelcome in our towns and communities. And we must stand by the heroes in this struggle, the police and county prosecutors who stand up to the extremists.”

― Max Baucus

“People assume when they come into a church and see a person up there speaking, ‘That person must be a good person.’ My challenge through the years has been believing that: ‘I guess I must be a really good person.’ I struggle with it. It just helps me to keep that confessional posture.”

― Max Lucado

“It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.”

― Maya Angelou

“The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.”

― Maya Angelou

“I was diagnosed with dyslexia in third grade and had gone to a special school for it and then left the school. I’d learned to read and write, but it was still a real struggle for me, as it is to this day.”

― Maya Hawke

“I think most people struggle over a matter of years to find a satisfying way to live.”

― Meg Rosoff

“Self-loathing doesn’t keep me from being happy. But that doesn’t mean I don’t struggle.”

― Megan Fox

“I spend a lot of time dancing in gay bars and want my gay friends to be able to get married, but I don’t know if I ever want to get married and have kids. And I think that’s a common struggle.”

― Meghan McCain

“Billionaires and corporations buy and sell politicians, while citizens struggle to exercise their right to vote or hold their elected representatives to account.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“Half the struggle is just getting yourself to the gym or getting yourself in your workout gear and ready for action.”

― Mel B

“I’m drawn to roles where someone has to struggle or fight.”

― Mia Goth

“If you look at anyone’s career, there are times when you have hard times. Even the best players have to struggle through things.”

― Michael Carrick

“It’s always a daily struggle to write.”

― Michael Cimino

“Teams struggle when they come to Stamford Bridge and, if we score one or two, everything seems to open up for us. We need to work hard to get into that position in the first place, but you can see what happens once we are ahead.”

― Michael Essien

“Most people who go into business for themselves and, therefore, believe they are entrepreneurs, are doomed to struggle because they don’t have a true Entrepreneurial Perspective. They have a Technician’s Perspective.”

― Michael Gerber

“I see education in the U.K. as a civil rights struggle.”

― Michael Gove

“On the first day I got my wheelchair, I was also given all my clothes for the next day, a little pile on the chair. I was so proud of myself for getting it all on – the socks and everything. Dressing is a struggle, and it can take up to an hour and a half.”

― Michael Graves

“When all is said and done, it looks like the Palestinians have been massively robbed and abused, and are engaged in a desperate struggle for survival and liberation. Israel, on the other hand, would appear to be conducting an imperialistic campaign of oppression supported and substantially armed by the most powerful nation on earth.”

― Michael Leunig

“We are in a struggle against the forces of radical Islam and terror, which must be defeated for our children and our grandchildren.”

― Michael McCaul

“Now we have a generational threat struggle called Islamist extremism.”

― Michael McCaul

“If there ever is a struggle, making a good movie will always supersede the need to be noble.”

― Michael Moore

“Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet, historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature, believes a struggle only makes a person stronger.”

― Michael N. Castle

“I think the whole mission of being here on Earth is to accept what you have, and my journey was to accept my own life and not pretend anything else. I think that’s what we all struggle with.”

― Michael Nyqvist

“A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.”

― Michael Pollan

“Getting older is a struggle. I always feel that just under the surface of acceptance and enjoyment of the ageing process is a terrible hysteria just waiting to burst out.”

― Michael Sheen

“I’ve found in my own life, if you try to struggle against what the universe is telling you, you set yourself up for more of a battle.”

― Michael Stuhlbarg

“I’ve always felt very blessed and lucky in the world, and I have great compassion for people who struggle to get through the day.”

― Michael T. Weiss

“There’s always been a struggle with filmmakers between art and industry, and you have to find a balance.”

― Michel Hazanavicius

“Susan Burton’s life story – filled with trauma, struggle, and true heroism – is precisely the kind of story that has the potential to change the way we view our world.”

― Michelle Alexander

“I am a woman with a calling for social struggle and public service.”

― Michelle Bachelet

“I know what it feels like to struggle to get the education that you need.”

― Michelle Obama

“I hope that people around the world will be as inspired as I am to step up and to speak out on behalf of girls around the world who struggle to go to school.”

― Michelle Obama

“I wanted to express myself. I wanted to be creative and I didn’t want to worry about someone bossing me around in the process. You have to struggle no matter where you are to get to where you’re going, so I’m like, working it honey!”

― Michelle Rodriguez

“Every now and then you get a nice Jewish kid who likes black people and they would come in, and it would be a stream of them, and have black friends and really feel the black struggle on the acting tip and it’s a reason why all of us are not dying in the movie.”

― Mike Epps

“Lately Fish and I have been hooking up more, which is a good thing because it’s just been a struggle for me as a bass player to play with someone who’s so creative on the drums, and lately it’s been really good, especially during sound checks.”

― Mike Gordon

“I do struggle with the fact that I don’t have all the answers.”

― Mike May

“My struggle over the years has constantly been, it only takes 10 minutes, or an average shower, to come up with a mini-series or two, but it takes a year to draw them. So for me, it’s been just trying to find a way to get all these ideas and all these incidents on paper.”

― Mike Mignola

“That’s what I’m attracted to: how people face struggle – with humor – and how they handle tough situations in their lives and in conversations.”

― Mike O’Malley

“I didn’t give myself enough love, so I was searching for it in other places, and it was a never ending struggle.”

― Mike Posner

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.”

― Milan Kundera

“In the ’80s, we were living in the U.S.S.R., where anti-Semitism was a deeply ingrained part of the culture. Being a Jewish person in the Soviet Union was not easy. Not that I remember any of that – I was barely old enough to chew back then – but for my parents, both Uzbekistan-born Jews, life was a struggle.”

― Milana Vayntrub

“Anyone who’s lost someone to cancer will say this, that you have to struggle to try to remember the person before the diagnosis happened, because they really do change – as anyone would change.”

― Mindy Kaling

“I’m not interested in passion and love for their own sake – without the struggle of life, they’re just fluff.”

― Mira Nair

“Canada has, at times, represented itself as a country in a valiant struggle against powerful and menacing agents that are indifferent to its special practices and sensibilities – most especially American culture. It’s the old, outdated garrison mentality.”

― Miriam Toews

“Our nation has a regrettable history of drawing down our forces and readiness after each conflict, only to find ourselve ill-prepared for the next great struggle.”

― Mitch McConnell

“Look at my success. I didn’t achieve it overnight. It has been the product of many years’ struggle, and every year, my times have shown gradual improvement.”

― Mo Farah

“When you are scoring runs, you automatically become a good leader because you are armed with so much confidence. If you struggle with your performance, then it becomes very difficult for a leader to perform his role.”

― Mohammad Azharuddin

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

― Mohammed Omar

“The real deal is when you are friends with someone said since ninth standard or college days: the person who has been with you through your struggle and stayed with you through thick and thin.”

― Mohit Chauhan

“I was in jail four and a half years. When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice, but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.”

― Mohsen Makhmalbaf

“I never had to pound the pavement and really struggle after college.”

― Moira Kelly

“It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America.”

― Molly Ivins

“I feel for people with crazy names. It’s been a challenge, but if that’s my struggle, I can live with it.”

― Molly Qerim

“I think things get a lot better after high school. I think the ones that struggle during that time tend to have better experiences after.”

― Molly Shannon

“It is obvious that God is looking at the heart when sacrifices are given to Him. He takes no delight in those who give up things for Lent and then act like it’s such a struggle to perform what they said they wanted to do for Him.”

― Monica Johnson

“We do not know which irresponsible Israeli prime minister will take office and decide to use nuclear weapons in the struggle against neighboring Arab countries. What has already been exposed about the weapons Israel is holding can destroy the region and kill millions.”

― Mordechai Vanunu

“I have this internal cultural struggle where there’s a side of me that is very Brazilian that misses the food and culture, and a side of me that’s very American that really loves the structure and predictability here.”

― Morena Baccarin

“I grew up in the States, but I go back to Brazil quite often, and a big part of me is very Brazilian, so there’s a constant struggle between the two cultures within me. They’re very different approaches to life.”

― Morena Baccarin

“When life is victorious, there is birth; when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace.”

― Morihei Ueshiba

“We can’t have investors buying four apartments while young couples struggle to raise another 5,000 shekels for a home. I appeal to investors: Think about these young couples, and invest your money elsewhere.”

― Moshe Kahlon

“We, as actors, see luxury around us, but when we step out, we see the struggle and reality which people are going through.”

― Mrunal Thakur

“One-day cricket is about aggression and flair, but Test cricket is a different ball game. One has to struggle through the hard periods initially and then look on to get a respectable score on the board.”

― MS Dhoni

“I was a hardliner with regard to colonialism, which had occupied Africa and large parts of the world. We were waging an armed struggle, and therefore, one had to be strong. But now, no one asks for weapons but for economic aid, which changes your position.”

― Muammar al-Gaddafi

“No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.”

― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

“All of us, in a sense, struggle continuously all the time, because we never get what we want. The important thing which I’ve really learned is how do you not give up, because you never succeed in the first attempt.”

― Mukesh Ambani

“Whatever struggle happened between brothers, let us forget about it and turn the page forever and live united.”

― Muqtada al Sadr

“During the early stages of our married life, Pranathi did struggle to adjust for a few months. But she is a very strong woman mentally, stronger than me.”

― N. T. Rama Rao, Jr.

“Struggle is the best teacher.”

― Nadya Suleman

“America faces a fundamental choice: either the blessings of liberty or the servitude of liberalism. In the political struggle for survival, one or the other is headed for extinction.”

― Nancy Pearcey

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”

― Napoleon Hill

“Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.”

― Napoleon Hill

“I had to struggle with the language. I can understand Hindi now, but I still can’t communicate. And things get lost in translation; I feel rejected all the time.”

― Nargis Fakhri

“Once you make it to your point of making it, you’ll appreciate the struggle.”

― Nas

“I’ve struggled with self-esteem and depression, like most singer-songwriters. I listen to my EPs on Bandcamp, and I can just hear the pain and the self-esteem struggle in my voice.”

― Natalie Prass

“In terms of, like, interviews, I used to struggle a lot with interviews; I never knew what to say.”

― Nathan Chen

“The American Revolution as it actually unfolded was so troubling and strange that once the struggle was over, a generation did its best to remove all traces of the truth.”

― Nathaniel Philbrick

“It was definitely harder being a girl in the industry, but sometimes you have to struggle, and you have to work harder to actually enjoy when you start getting the results.”

― Natti Natasha

“And in which we say that life is eternal but continue to struggle to survive.”

― Neale Donald Walsch

“I don’t ever want to be an established actor as I don’t want this struggle to end.”

― Neha Dhupia

“I try to put myself into unusual and difficult situations as often as I can in order to capture the element of struggle in the music.”

― Neil Finn

“Hardest of all for Europeans to negotiate are traditional African religions, whose transactions with unseen powers are central to the running of life in many areas, the main weapon in the struggle against the forces of evil.”

― Neil MacGregor

“The struggle to write with profundity of emotion and at the same time to live like a millionaire so exhausted F. Scott Fitzgerald that he was at last brought down to the point where he could no longer be both a good writer and a decent person.”

― Nelson Algren

“At the outset, I want to say that the suggestion that the struggle in South Africa is under the influence of foreigners or communists is wholly incorrect. I have done whatever I did because of my experience in South Africa and my own proudly felt African background, and not because of what any outsider might have said.”

― Nelson Mandela

“I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days.”

― Nelson Mandela

“I object to the hegemony of form in contemporary architecture. We have very advanced technological tools, but ultimately, we create buildings exactly like we used to before: We send the drawings to an engineer and let him struggle with figuring out how to build it.”

― Neri Oxman

“I believe we are now in a struggle over whether or not we are going to save America.”

― Newt Gingrich

“The worst thing that can happen to us in an ideological struggle is to become what we are fighting.”

― Nick Clooney

“You try to find the romance in the struggle, or at least that’s what you keep telling yourself. But you talk to successful actors, and the struggle always is what they miss the most.”

― Nick Gehlfuss

“You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you’re willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I’ll make the first film that costs zero dollars.”

― Nick Nolte

“One of the easiest shots in golf is chipping. It should be the easiest. It’s like throwing a ball or pitching pennies. It’s easy. And I struggle with that, and the struggle is all mental.”

― Nick Saban

“My happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.”

― Nicki Minaj

“So, my happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.”

― Nicki Minaj

“I do struggle to identify an occasion when I was held back because I’m a woman… You don’t think about it at the time, but looking back at it, of course.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“It was really unusual that the crews on ‘Spooks’ were a real mix of men and women, and you’d struggle to see many women with parts that weren’t cliched back in the late ’90s.”

― Nicola Walker

“There was a village watercolour society and they’d come and paint in my field. I watched them from the window, the way they would struggle this way and that to find the perfect moment. God has made every angle on that beautiful, and I felt that tremendously.”

― Nicolas Roeg

“In my own life I studied music, not creative writing; I see a novel as music – an opening as an overture, themes and subplots as lines in a fugue. The chance to write a novel about a musician boxed in by all kinds of limitations but who plays out his ultimate struggle for freedom at the piano was irresistible.”

― Nicole Mones

“I know that it’s a big struggle with a lot of women to dress up – especially now women have been working – because it can be uncomfortable. So it was important to me with my role to make clothes that are slightly more dressed up but easy to wear.”

― Nicole Richie

“I feel like love is the thing we were created for, yet it’s the place we struggle the most.”

― Niecy Nash

“For Brie and I – we were just ‘model tired.’ I was told to get a boob job; I was told to lose weight. Brie and I had a big struggle… Brie and I legit hopped in our cars, went to Georgia, jumped in a ring, and said, ‘Hey, you’re going to sign us. We want to be here.’ I know everyone thinks it was really easy for us, but it wasn’t.”

― Nikki Bella

“The universal utilization of water power and its long-distance transmission will supply every household with cheap power and will dispense with the necessity of burning fuel. The struggle for existence being lessened, there should be development along ideal rather than material lines.”

― Nikola Tesla

“Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.”

― Ninon de L’Enclos

“We often imagine that the court serves as a sort of neutral umpire controlling the warring political branches. But this is mostly myth. The justices of the Supreme Court are themselves actors in the struggle for power, and when they intervene, they think carefully about how their decisions will affect the court’s own legitimacy and authority.”

― Noah Feldman

“We struggle with this every single day – will third-party apps have room in the future of ecosystems?”

― Noam Bardin

“I think at the end of a show, you have to walk out with a message. That’s my hardest struggle right now; that’s what I’m working towards.”

― Nora Dunn

“As a working mom, I struggle to find time to work out and go for runs. I usually run two to three times a week and work out with a trainer once a week. I try to go for a longer run on Sundays.”

― Norah O’Donnell

“We are beginning to see a fundamental outrage at the whole interconnected mess of a system: at energy companies who record massive profits, yet allow pensioners to struggle to stay warm in winter; at CEOs who can earn up to a 1,000 times the salary of their average worker; and soon, any day now, at those politicians who allowed this to happen.”

― Noreena Hertz

“We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.”

― Norman Vincent Peale

“My dad was a civil servant before he retired, and my mum worked, too. We could not always get three meals in a day; sometimes we’d struggle.”

― Nwankwo Kanu

“My weight has always been a struggle for me.”

― Octavia Spencer

“For a man of my generation, our century has been a long intellectual and political struggle in favor of freedom.”

― Octavio Paz

“I have superfine, superoily hair, so my struggle is always trying to get the volume I want. I end up not doing much with it ever.”

― Odette Annable

“The struggle to conquer oppression in our country is the weaker for the traditionalist, conservative, and primitive restraints imposed on women by man-dominated structures within our movement, as also because of equally traditionalist attitudes of surrender and submission on the part of women.”

― Oliver Tambo

“How can it be said we should use only constitutional means in our struggle, when all resistance is illegal and we have no way to change the brutal realities of the racism regime?”

― Oliver Tambo

“This uprising of 1976-77 was, of course, the historic watershed… Within a short period of time, it propelled into the forefront of our struggle millions of young people.”

― Oliver Tambo

“If I didn’t have children I might be more of a lush than I am. I like booze. I struggle with smoking. And I’m a big swearer. I’m trying to rein it in but I do think it’s a nice seasoning of language.”

― Olivia Colman

“India has always stood with Africa on the freedom struggle against colonial powers.”

― Omar al-Bashir

“For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point – if not a commodity – of political groups aiming to rise to power.”

― Omar Bongo

“For me, I went from showering at the YMCA in L.A., eating chicken sandwiches and ramen noodles if lucky, and going from couch to couch. I’m a real story. I know the struggle.”

― Omari Hardwick

“I often think of Audre Lorde and her saying that we don’t live and we don’t fight for one specific struggle.”

― Opal Tometi

“I was in awe of previous black liberation struggle leaders – Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells. I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself. Black Lives Matter has been that.”

― Opal Tometi

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“Things that are so hard for people, like playing championship-level Go and poker, have turned out to be relatively easy for the machines. Yet at the same time, the things that are easiest for a person – like making sense of what they see in front of them, speaking in their mother tongue – the machines really struggle with.”

― Oren Etzioni

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”

― Orison Swett Marden

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

― Orison Swett Marden

“There is nothing in this world which men desire and struggle for, and that is good for them, of which there is not enough for everybody.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“Live in the very soul of expectation of better things, in the conviction that something large, grand, and beautiful will await you if your efforts are intelligent, if your mind is kept in a creative condition and you struggle upward to your goal.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“Architecture will always express the technical and social progress of the country in which it is carried out. If we wish to give it the human content that it lacks, we must participate in the political struggle.”

― Oscar Niemeyer

“All of my life I have stayed away from violence and the instruments of violence, and have seen a legal, democratic struggle as the only means to achieve change.”

― Osman Baydemir

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

― Ossie Davis

“All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.”

― Otto von Bismarck

“Fate determines many things, no matter how we struggle.”

― Otto Weininger

“The Indonesian nationalists, mainly Javanese, who threw the Dutch out – in 1949, after a four-year struggle – were keen to preserve their inheritance and emulated the coercion, deceit, and bribery of the colonial rulers.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“When things get too grand or too big, I struggle to keep up with it all.”

― Paolo Nutini

“Don’t leave your job without getting an acting offer. Very few people in the industry are lucky to get a film without much struggle and be successful.”

― Parineeti Chopra

“We struggle to understand how any mother could kill her own children.”

― Pat Brown

“In Europe, being fast, being strong, playing only with your quality, you are going to struggle against teams that prepare.”

― Patrice Evra

“Even when I’m winning, hands-down the best, it’s a struggle. I’m thinking, ‘Oh, God! Just get me through this.’ It’s like surgery.”

― Patrick Chan

“I was trained within a black radical tradition that encouraged struggle within our own movements because it sharpens collective analysis – bringing us closer to the tools we need to achieve liberation.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“I am an abolitionist. What does this mean? Abolitionist resistance and resilience draws from a legacy of black-led anti-colonial struggle in the United States and throughout the Americas, including places like Haiti, the first black republic founded on the principles of anti-colonialism and black liberation.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“Much has been accomplished during the last year in the campaign against terrorism. This struggle will require vigilance, perseverance and sacrifice for many years to come.”

― Paul Cellucci

“Quite often, intent on conveying how things can go wrong for a culture (science fiction) or an individual (horror) or all of magical creation (fantasy), works of fantastika often preclude comedy, because humor gets in the way of messages of doom or struggle.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“While the struggle for religious liberty had proceeded without large-scale bloodshed in New England and elsewhere in the United States, the struggle for political liberty had not fared so well.”

― Paul P. Harris

“Modernist fiction is tied to problems of writers. Self-glorifying. Existential struggle. This has not been a big part of genre writing.”

― Paul Park

“I said it was my feeling that the American people would struggle for peace, and that has since been underscored by the President of these United States.”

― Paul Robeson

“As screenwriters, we struggle with our own success. We have wallpapered our world and now we can’t get anyone to notice the picture we just hung.”

― Paul Schrader

“Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.”

― Paul Tournier

“I sometimes struggle, because my job is like the antithesis of what surfing is all about. Surfing’s simple. It’s real.”

― Paul Walker

“Critical and liberating dialogue, which presupposes action, must be carried on with the oppressed at whatever the stage of their struggle for liberation. The content of that dialogue can and should vary in accordance with historical conditions and the level at which the oppressed perceive reality.”

― Paulo Freire

“When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.”

― Pearl S. Buck

“Being Latino and being an actor has been a unique struggle and opportunity. When you don’t fit into what may be a more stereotypical vision of somebody whose name is Pedro is, it can be a little bit harder to navigate.”

― Pedro Pascal

“The struggle you see in the Republican Party today is the country club Republican versus the bowling alley Republican. Colin Powell brings us back to the country club image. He’s an insider. He’s a moderate.”

― Pete du Pont

“We lived in the bowels of New York City. It was a struggle just to survive. This nice suburban kid hadn’t had to do much of that before.”

― Peter Bergman

“Drawing is the only thing I’ve found in which I can lose myself completely. I love it. It started as something that relaxed me, but now it’s a struggle because I’m pushing myself. The day-to-day sketching is fraught.”

― Peter Capaldi

“I’ve felt like an outsider. I’ve had to struggle.”

― Peter Dinklage

“The seminal elements of what makes a story great – challenge, struggle, resolution – are the same whether we’re talking about story content for a movie such as ‘Rain Man,’ or telling a purposeful story to forge new business relationships or conclude a fruitful transaction, such as acquiring an NBA franchise.”

― Peter Guber

“Life is not a struggle. It’s a wiggle.”

― Peter McWilliams

“Men and machines are good at different things. People form plans and make decisions in complicated situations. We are less good at making sense of enormous amounts of data. Computers are exactly the opposite: they excel at efficient data processing but struggle to make basic judgments that would be simple for any human.”

― Peter Thiel

“It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles. The reward is the act of struggle itself, not what you win.”

― Phil Ochs

“Art’s power of persuasion resides in the small personal details of one’s own story, and if it weren’t for my struggle with dyslexia, I doubt I’d ever have become a writer or known how to teach others to write.”

― Philip Schultz

“I didn’t go out looking for negative characters; I went out looking for people who have a struggle and a fight to tackle. That’s what interests me.”

― Philip Seymour Hoffman

“Getting the ideas are a struggle for me. I’m doing better now that I use the concentration tapes. More unusual ideas.”

― Phyllis A. Whitney

“The less you struggle with a problem, the more it’s likely to solve itself. The less time you spend frantically running around, the more productive you are likely to be.”

― Pico Iyer

“Many appreciate in my former work just what I did not want to express, but which was produced by an incapacity to express what I wanted to express – dynamic movement in equilibrium. But a continuous struggle for this statement brought me nearer. This is what I am attempting in ‘Victory Boogie Woogie.’”

― Piet Mondrian

“Because I’ve lived a risky and unconventional life, I don’t often struggle for subjects to write about.”

― Poe Ballantine

“The Church must actualize, be present in the public debate, in our struggle for a true concept of liberty and peace.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“I justified it in so many ways. I had a very, very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality.”

― Portia de Rossi

“When I was 15, I changed my name legally. I think it was largely due to my struggle about being gay. Everything just didn’t fit, and I was trying to find things I could identify myself with, and it started with my name.”

― Portia de Rossi

“If I was 14 and knew some gay people, I wouldn’t nearly have had the struggle I had. Our world is definitely changing.”

― Portia de Rossi

“I didn’t really have to struggle in the industry, but I’ve never shied away from hard work.”

― Prabhu Deva

“I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was seven, and it was a bit of a struggle to begin with. It was a challenge as I began my school career – spelling and reading was something I couldn’t really get my head around.”

― Princess Beatrice of York

“I have an assistant who’s very good at email, so I don’t struggle with it.”

― Quentin Blake

“If there’s no fire, there’s no scream. If there’s no scream, then no one hears you and no one comes to help you in the first place. The depth of my struggle has definitely determined the height of my success. To be able to teach my kids not just about success but about the struggle that comes with it.”

― R. Kelly

“Well, I believe that the depth of your struggle can determine the height of your success. I was inspired to come out of everything I’ve been through and end up in a place where I never thought that I would be.”

― R. Kelly

“I struggle on many fronts on having to move to a different level, having to cater to constantly evolving audiences.”

― R. Madhavan

“No matter how much you urge them to relax and how much you mean it, your child probably grapples with highly stressful environments away from home, whether it’s where they go to school, the teams they play on, or the peers in their social circle. Most teenagers I know long for empathy from their parents about their struggle.”

― Rachel Simmons

“In 1958, my father invested everything he had in a business venture and became the largest automobile dealership in Chicago for Ford’s new Edsel line. But Edsel sales plummeted and my father fell into bankruptcy. I watched him struggle; working long hours to protect us from poverty.”

― Radhanath Swami

“When you are a freelancer, you are always looking for a next job. There is always struggle.”

― Radhika Apte

“Being in the public eye, I struggle to create and maintain romantic relationships. I am constantly faced with assumptions about who my significant other is, and it seems that there is always some speculation about my relationship status.”

― Raheem DeVaughn

“To the nameless and unsung heroes of our freedom struggle, we offer our humble tribute. Their life-blood nourishes the body of independent India.”

― Rajiv Gandhi

“100 years of Indian cinema has happened. Anything you do, feels like it has already been done. The struggle is to find a new and unique idea.”

― Rajkumar Hirani

“In Delhi, I became a serious stage actor. Then, luckily, the FTII acting course began, and I studied there, spent some time working on my craft. In 2008, I moved to Mumbai, and then in one and a half years of so-called struggle, I got my first film, ‘Love Sex aur Dhokha’ (LSD).”

― Rajkummar Rao

“After finishing my study in Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), I was mentally prepared for the struggle in the film industry.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“There was a phase where nothing was going right, and the thought crossed my mind that what is going to happen. Since I had no Plan B, I was sure from the beginning that I love acting and this is what I want to do for the rest of my life, so I had to be ready to struggle.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“Maybe I’m too sensitive to the struggle, but I think a lot of people that listen to music are trying to escape.”

― Rakim

“I think Shakespeare is like a dialect. If I heard a broad Scots accent, I’d probably struggle at first but then I’d start to look for words I recognise and I’d get the gist. I think Shakespeare is like that.”

― Ralph Fiennes

“We used tough methods to show what’s wrong and what’s right. Against those who didn’t understand, we led a tough and even cruel struggle.”

― Ramzan Kadyrov

“Emotion-enabled wearable glasses can help individuals who are visually impaired read the faces of others, and it can help individuals on the autism spectrum interpret emotion, something that they really struggle with.”

― Rana el Kaliouby

“Many people with autism struggle with reading nonverbal cues and acting on them. When you lose that ability to understand and process nonverbal cues, you’re at a huge disadvantage socially.”

― Rana el Kaliouby

“In all of us, there is a struggle between the good and the bad. It makes it more palpable and real to play such people as an actor.”

― Randeep Hooda

“I’ve had my share of struggle. I believe, never take success to your head or failure to your heart.”

― Randeep Hooda

“No one in al-Nahda believes that jihad is a way to impose Islam on the world. But we believe that jihad is self-control, is social and political struggle, and even military jihad is only a way to defend oneself in the case of aggression.”

― Rashid al-Ghannushi

“My mother knows struggle and has taught me how to lead with compassion, the compassion that should be required for every representative on every level of government.”

― Rashida Tlaib

“I’ve struggled a lot to get where I am. I initially got rejected by every producer. But no complaints. I enjoyed each and every moment of the struggle. My first break came in 1997 from Krishna Vamsi and then Puri Jagannadh, who is my closest friend. I owe everything I am to him. Our careers have evolved simultaneously.”

― Ravi Teja

“Wonder is that possession of the mind that enchants the emotions while never surrendering reason. It is a grasp on reality that does not need constant high points in order to be maintained, nor is it made vulnerable by the low points of life’s struggle.”

― Ravi Zacharias

“We don’t often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle. We all prefer to think that every man who wore the blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart.”

― Rebecca Harding Davis

“Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.”

― Rebecca West

“The American struggle for the vote was much more difficult than the English for the simple reason that it was much more easy.”

― Rebecca West

“When people push back on you and don’t think you can do it, and you struggle a little bit and wonder if they’re right, it drives you to be successful and to be a great player.”

― Reggie Jackson

“I am self-conscious, and I’m aware of my body. But I struggle with America’s limited idea of what perfection is.”

― Rene Russo

“I think most people would struggle to define their whole relationship with just one label – like: my girlfriend, boyfriend, brother, sister, confidantes, whatever – but in those moments, there’s true joy in each other.”

― Rhea Seehorn

“To be honest, I struggle with words. I often forget them, you know, the official ones. Instead, I make words up. I use home-made words that sound similar to the real thing. Usually, they’re some sort of confused hybrid of two existing words.”

― Rhys Darby

“I think there were times when, if circumstances had developed, I might have been tempted into politics. I am a fan of Tony Blair. I think Gordon Brown is a fine man, but I think he’s headed for one hell of a bloody struggle.”

― Richard Attenborough

“When foreigners struggle for their freedoms, they’ve long expected the U.S. government to be the first to stand with them.”

― Richard Grenell

“China is important to the world in that they are a force and on the move. Exposing them to figurative art opens up a potential for artistic expression far greater than anyone would ever have dreamed possible until today. It is this very spirit of the struggle and determination to triumph that inspires creative expression.”

― Richard MacDonald

“Scientific views end in awe and mystery, lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man’s struggle for good and evil seems inadequate.”

― Richard P. Feynman

“I believe the ability to think is blessed. If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it. The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think.”

― Richard Pryor

“It’s been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused.”

― Richard Pryor

“One of the hardest things to do is to get capital. That’s where we, as black business, struggles. And the other place we struggle is scale, and because we don’t have an access to capital, we cannot scale.”

― Richelieu Dennis

“What does it mean to truly believe in America? To wave a flag? Or to struggle toward a more searching alternative to the shallowness of the flag-wavers – to criticize, to interrogate, to analyze, to dissent?”

― Rick Perlstein

“My head was in the clouds after ‘Bobby,’ but my struggle had only begun because at the age of 21, I had become a hero. But then I had realized that I have to keep my feet on ground.”

― Rishi Kapoor

“Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.”

― Robert Anton Wilson

“’Revelations’ is one of the most important pieces to the African American arts. It assesses the hope and despair of a people and overcoming the struggle with our faith.”

― Robert Battle

“I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.”

― Robert Burns

“My fiction is almost always inspired by a character’s need or desire to rise above him- or herself. No one is perfect and some of us have much adversity in our lives; it is those people who struggle to rise above their nature or background that I find the most interesting and heroic.”

― Robert Crais

“In his State of the Union speech in January 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt declared America’s commitment to Four Freedoms in the struggle against Nazi totalitarianism. Among them was the freedom from fear.”

― Robert Dallek

“I think the most important thing that comes out of the meeting between Churchill and Roosevelt in early 1942 is a commitment on Roosevelt’s part to fight Europe first. To struggle first against Germany and put Japan and the Pacific as a secondary theatre in the conflict. And this is what Churchill was after.”

― Robert Dallek

“I had four children, we all had to struggle to get up and get educated, and they all did their part, and we all did the best we could, and that’s what a family and a parent is supposed to do.”

― Robert Forster

“Nothing has been left undone by the enemies of freedom. Every art and artifice, every cruelty and outrage has been practiced and perpetrated to destroy the rights of man. In this great struggle, every crime has been rewarded and every virtue has been punished.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is.”

― Robert H. Schuller

“Insurance companies, government agencies, and the pharmaceutical industry all push for mental health care that is brief, intermittent, and focused on quick fixes, despite the fact that many people struggle with emotional difficulties that can only be addressed over time using special psychodynamic skills.”

― Robert J. Waldinger

“I was the seventh of nine children. When you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive.”

― Robert Kennedy

“Markets do not run better when manufacturing shifts to China largely because of the actions of its government. Nor do they become more efficient when Chinese companies are given special privileges in global markets, while American companies must struggle to compete with unfairly traded goods.”

― Robert Lighthizer

“Why, for example, should a group of simple, stable compounds of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen struggle for billions of years to organise themselves into a professor of chemistry? What’s the motive?”

― Robert M. Pirsig

“There was a whole language that I could never make function for myself in relationship to painting and that was attitudes like tortured, struggle, pain.”

― Robert Rauschenberg

“When you’re making a movie, you don’t think about the outcome. That’s something I’m grateful for: whenever I go and do a new project, I never think about the outcome. It’s always just about the work at hand. That’s the fun part. The other part is always something I’ve had a struggle with, which is promoting the film. I know it’s important.”

― Robert Redford

“You ask any moviemaker what their favorite movie experience was, and they’ll say it was one of the first ones, where everyone had to pitch in and do everything together, and you had to struggle.”

― Robert Rodriguez

“To create a fully formed character full of life, struggle, and humanity is tough.”

― Roberto Aguire

“Many of us are tethered to bodies that sabotage us in our struggle to keep from getting fat, or to slim down when we do.”

― Robin Marantz Henig

“Songwriting’s never been a natural art for me; it’s always been a bit of a struggle.”

― Rod Stewart

“Studies indicate that most of young adults struggle to grasp even the most basic financial principles that will allow them to manage money and prepare for their future.”

― Ron Lewis

“The tools used by economists to analyze business firms are too abstract and speculative to offer any guidance to entrepreneurs and managers in their constant struggle to bring novel products to consumers at low cost.”

― Ronald Coase

“It’s no wonder the Tory Party opposed identity cards, since so many of them struggle to find an identity at all.”

― Rory Bremner

“The more rarefied a life you live, the easier it is to think that those who don’t share it could be demonised. To find the common humanity becomes more of a struggle the more you surround yourself with nice things.”

― Rory Kinnear

“Marxism is a revolutionary worldview that must always struggle for new revelations.”

― Rosa Luxemburg

“Between social reforms and revolution there exists for the social democracy an indissoluble tie. The struggle for reforms is its means; the social revolution, its aim.”

― Rosa Luxemburg

“Social democracy seeks and finds the ways, and particular slogans, of the workers’ struggle only in the course of the development of this struggle, and gains directions for the way forward through this struggle alone.”

― Rosa Luxemburg

“People finally understood that the role of the social-democratic party rests on its conscious leadership of the mass struggle against the existing society, a struggle that must reckon with the vital, necessary conditions of capitalist society.”

― Rosa Luxemburg

“The speed at which technology evolves affects everyone; we repeatedly hear that constant innovation is overwhelming for consumers, who struggle to keep pace.”

― Ross Levinsohn

“When you struggle with weight, it’s not an internal struggle… it’s literally an external struggle, and everyone sees it.”

― Ross Mathews

“What I am proposing this year are not lofty concepts far removed form the daily struggle so of ordinary Georgians. They are proposals that directly effect the lives of the people we serve.”

― Roy Barnes

“When you enter into a struggle, and you genuinely believe in what you are doing, and you live under injustice, and you live under a regime that is dictatorial and oppresses people, there have to be sacrifices.”

― Roy Bennett

“Whether straight, gay, bi, trans… body image and identity can be a struggle for us all.”

― Ruby Rose

“One of the main destructive forces within our family has been these runaway egos. I think if you look at any show business family, that struggle exists.”

― Rufus Wainwright

“This tension between ambition and parenthood, that’s not a reckoning that many men face. There are plenty of men who say, ‘Oh, I need to be there for my kids, and I can’t do x or y professionally,’ but for the most part, that’s a struggle that belongs to women in society.”

― Rumaan Alam

“Obama’s not down for the civil rights struggle, and he certainly wasn’t down for the apartheid struggle, but he’s clearly gonna take advantage of it and insert himself in such a way as to make it look like he is single-handedly responsible for apartheid going by the wayside.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“I’ve had some Democrat African-American leaders tell me they’re really not all that comfortable with Obama as the lead at the MLK festivities ’cause he’s not down for the struggle. He does not have that in his roots.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“I feel impressed to counsel those engaged in personal challenges to do right. In particular, my heart reaches out to those who feel discouraged by the magnitude of their struggle.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.”

― Russell Simmons

“I’ve always had sort of an interest in American history, full stop, and especially people who contributed to the civil rights struggle.”

― Ruth Negga

“It makes me nuts, the idea that if you put a political struggle at the heart of your book, then it has to be that the author – me – is trying in some way to push my views onto my readers.”

― Ruth Ozeki

“Underground literature only began in the ’70s, when technical developments made it possible. Before that, we were involved in a game with the censors. That was our struggle.”

― Ryszard Kapuscinski

“Change is hard and requires constant struggle and determination.”

― Sadiq Khan

“It is certain that, because the negligent do not struggle against self, they never achieve peace of soul or do so tardily, and never possess any virtue in its fullness, while the energetic and industrious make notable advances on both fronts.”

― Saint Ignatius

“I grew up with plenty of smart people. They would beat me at chess; they could solve brain teasers before I could, but then they would struggle in algebra. These were incredibly smart people who simply did not have the foundation in math that I had.”

― Sal Khan

“Some kids grasp a subject faster and race ahead to the next level, while others continue to struggle with the first. The great thing we’ve seen is that if you let a student take his time to master a concept, he will probably race ahead on the next one.”

― Sal Khan

“My friendships all tend to be quite steady, so it’s really hard to novelise that stuff because it’s just boring. I mean, there’s interesting conversations, but there’s no power struggle. And you can’t work with equilibrium; you have to work with something that’s just off and then observe how it tries to correct itself.”

― Sally Rooney

“Religious power, which, as I have already said, frequently identifies itself with political power, has always been a protagonist of this bitter struggle, even when it seemingly was neutral.”

― Salvatore Quasimodo

“I have heard firsthand from several small business owners about their struggle to borrow and their fear of taking on additional debt.”

― Sam Graves

“I struggle if I have chaos around me, but at the same time, if I don’t have it, I’m uncomfortable. It’s a strange thing: If I don’t have chaos, I create it.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

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

― Samantha Stosur

“Of all the things we have done, the most important – the one that history will record as the principal contribution of our generation – is that we understand how to turn the armed struggle into a Revolution; that we realized that it was essential to create a new mentality to build a new society.”

― Samora Machel

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

― Samora Machel

“The accumulated experience of mankind in the struggle against exploitation, synthesized in Marxism, enabled the Mozambican revolutionary movement to benefit from and absorb that experience.”

― Samora Machel

“Our country’s liberation struggle arose as a consequence of the contradiction between colonized and colonizers, between exploited and exploiters. Reformist patterns of nationalist pressure were precluded by the very nature of colonial fascism.”

― Samora Machel

“To Africanize colonial and capitalist power would destroy the meaning of our struggle.”

― Samora Machel

“The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.”

― Samuel Smiles

“There is a lot of struggle in being an actor; you need so much emotional strength, no matter what level of stardom you have, that it’s nice to have something steady.”

― Sanaa Lathan

“People who know the game of hockey, who followed hockey, they know who Sandeep Singh is. They know I have been Indian Hockey team’s captain, but they don’t know about the struggle and the life after being shot.”

― Sandeep Singh

“There are panel shows that struggle to get women on, and that’s because the women feel marginalised and stupid and in the edit are often seen just laughing at the boys and not saying anything at all even though I know for a fact in the recording they were clever. I’m not shy at speaking up, but even I, on those shows, am silenced.”

― Sandi Toksvig

“In every sport, there will be struggle and obstacles, but a victory which comes easily is no victory.”

― Sangram Singh

“Everyone dreams of playing Wimbledon and winning it. I am glad this dream came true for me so fast in my career. It feels great after so many years of struggle.”

― Sania Mirza

“One of the benefits for me of starting late in this business is I realised that if acting was the only thing I could do, I would struggle, so I always wrote as well.”

― Sanjeev Bhaskar

“Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.”

― Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Niaqornat particularly seemed to offer a heightened version of a story being played out across the world about traditional communities’ struggle for survival and their attempts to renegotiate their identity in the face of modern life.”

― Sarah Gavron

“I’ve been with Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Germany, for five years – I wanted to escape the competitive dance world and go somewhere where I felt appreciated for my talents. Stateside, it was always kind of a struggle. And the competition? Not into it.”

― Sarah Hay

“My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another.”

― Sargent Shriver

“I think guys, because we share a history growing up of being stereotyped, because there are fewer of us in the dance world, that contributes early on to a bond among us. A lot of us share stories of being harassed or teased growing up – there’s a certain deep camaraderie that’s formed through that shared struggle.”

― Sascha Radetsky

“I want to struggle and make films. It’s not a financial thing, it’s more of a who-I-am thing.”

― Scott Caan

“I believe in struggle. And I believe that the struggle is beautiful. You have to try it, or you will never know what’s beyond it.”

― Scott Cohen

“The Christian community latched onto a lot of my music, because there were a lot of things about my struggle they related to. But I didn’t really want to come out and be identified as a Christian, because I didn’t want to be a hypocrite, because my life wasn’t right.”

― Scott Stapp

“Ireland and its people have much to be proud of. Yet every land and its people have moments of shame. Dealing with the failures of our past, as a country, as a Church, or as an individual is never easy. Our struggle to heal the wounds of decades of violence, injury and painful memory in Northern Ireland are more than ample evidence of this.”

― Sean Brady

“Don’t struggle about the struggle. In other words, life’s full of ups and downs. So if you’re struggling, don’t worry, everyone else has or will at some point.”

― Sean Covey

“I cannot tell you that I ever fell in love with the theater as an audience. I fell in love with the theater as an actor for a period of time, but I have struggled as an audience, and I struggle more now than then. I was always a movie guy.”

― Sean Penn

“You’re always having to live more to fuel something new. It’s an obligation to yourself and to the audience. The personal baggage that comes with being a known actor just adds to that struggle.”

― Sean Penn

“I write everywhere. I’ve written books while I was on planes, at Disney World, and in multiple countries of which I am not a native. It can be a struggle to make word count sometimes, but I will persevere!”

― Seanan McGuire

“In the case of ‘Fantastic Woman,’ I wanted to make it a more complex animal than just a ’cause’ film. Even though I was sympathizing with the character’s struggle, I didn’t want to be trapped at that level – it’s important, but it can be quite basic.”

― Sebastian Lelio

“Some struggle with medical issues – like insomnia – that make sleep hard. But for many of us, the quantity and quality of sleep come down to a matter of choice. Still, only a few enterprising economists have looked closely at this, and generally, those have assumed that we choose our hours of sleep optimally.”

― Sendhil Mullainathan

“The struggle against terrorists in the territory of Syria should be structured in cooperation with the Syrian government, which clearly stated its readiness to join it.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“I feel like there is a part of me that represents a minority in the U.S., a minority around the world. People who struggle, people who want to succeed with drive and ambition.”

― Shakira

“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

“When you don’t come from struggle, gaining appreciation is a quality that’s difficult to come by.”

― Shania Twain

“Different people call me different things. In America, people really struggle with my name, so I don’t have a nickname as such. I’ve had Sharlito, Sheldon, Charldo, really interesting variations on the name.”

― Sharlto Copley

“In America, people really struggle with my name, so I don’t have a nickname as such. I’ve had Sharlito, Sheldon, Charldo, really interesting variations on the name. Some of them can get it, but many can’t.”

― Sharlto Copley

“I’ve never for a second felt like my job has been more of a struggle because I’m a woman.”

― Sharon Horgan

“I know plenty of Hollywood kids who still struggle with being whole. Their lives are never fully their own – always in the grip of a parent who put celebrity ahead of them.”

― Shawn Amos

“I could wear makeup today, and one person would say it looks bland, another would say it looks fake, and another might tell me I look really natural. Everyone is convinced their opinion is the truth, and that’s what I struggle against.”

― Sheena Iyengar

“Whole nation is fighting against the terrorists, and this struggle will continue till the complete elimination of terrorists.”

― Shehbaz Sharif

“I think I would struggle with any job if it was purely about effects. Even as a viewer, those aren’t the kind of things that interest me.”

― Shelley Conn

“I think I would struggle with any job if it was purely about effects. Even as a viewer, those aren’t the kind of things that interest me. I think ultimately you have to be connected to characters and their relationships. Otherwise, it’s not drama to me.”

― Shelley Conn

“People romanticize struggle and obscurity, and I get that, but it’s a very one-dimensional argument to say that people who have money are evil, and artists who are poor are virtuous.”

― Shepard Fairey

“I relate to what Gov. Romney brings. I know what it means to balance a budget. I know what it means to write a paycheck and not only cash one. I know what it means to create a job, and I know what it means to struggle with my business every day in terms of keeping our doors open any day but definitely in a difficult economy.”

― Sher Valenzuela

“I’ve always had a fascination with vampires. It’s not that I’m exactly fascinated with the dark side. It’s the human struggle with it. How we deal with those two aspects of who we are. We all have those elements.”

― Sheryl Lee

“You could say Shakespeare is so extraordinary precisely because he was so ordinary. He had all the usual anxieties and understandings of what it is to have children, lose children, get married, struggle to make a living and so on.”

― Simon Callow

“Growing up, it was kind of a struggle being small, since everyone would make fun of you – except for when it came to hide and seek: that’s the only advantage I ever had!”

― Simone Biles

“In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish.”

― Simone Weil

“Disability is articulated as a struggle, an unnecessary burden that one must overcome to the soundtrack of a string crescendo. But disabled lives are multi-faceted – brimming with personality, pride, ambition, love, empathy, and wit.”

― Sinead Burke

“I have certain rules that I’ve established for myself that took a while post-day job to figure out. Everyone says people who freelance or are writers struggle with the structure of it. I’m not allowed to check email before a certain hour. I’m not allowed to run errands during the day. I have to write a certain amount every day.”

― Sloane Crosley

“I think all girls do struggle with image, despite not knowing what’s going on with other people.”

― Soccer Mommy

“Struggle is always very demoralising. It’s not a romantic phase in anybody’s life. It’s very difficult. What it does is, it brings out your creativity in different way.”

― Soni Razdan

“All judges have cases that touch our passions deeply, but we all struggle constantly with remaining impartial.”

― Sonia Sotomayor

“I’ll always struggle over saying I’m a writer, even if I won the Booker Prize.”

― Sonya Hartnett

“Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth – look at the dying man’s struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.”

― Soren Kierkegaard

“I don’t know what life was like 1,000 years ago, but I imagine there was the same struggle: people trying to connect with each other.”

― Spike Jonze

“I really don’t have any struggle story to tell about my stint in Tellytown.”

― Sriti Jha

“My parents never ceased to struggle, but in witnessing their lives, I learned more about natural industry and leadership than in any classroom.”

― Stacey Abrams

“To be sure, those who are actually engaged in combat – those who actually see the maimed bodies and mourning mothers – struggle more than the rest of us to make sense of the reality of war.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“It is nothing short of baffling to me how a city like Melbourne, where I struggle to find accessible facilities on a very regular basis, could be considered the most livable city in the world. I suppose it all depends on what makes a city ‘livable’ for you.”

― Stella Young

“Being a feminist is not about how successful, talented, and assertive you are in your own life. It’s about whether you support the struggle to overcome the limiting gendered stereotypes and barriers that force so many women to restrict their aspirations as workers, to fulfill their aspirations as parents, and force so many men to do the opposite.”

― Stephanie Coontz

“I’m not in the business of trying to be a celebrity. I like entertaining and being in movies. I like when people leave a movie and talk about it with friends. My biggest struggle is the press… its an odd thing and something I’ve had to learn a lot about.”

― Stephen Colletti

“I struggle off the tee. If I can hit my driver straight, then I’m usually playing well.”

― Stephen Curry

“In the crowded and difficult conditions of a steep hillside, houses have had to struggle to establish their territory and to survive.”

― Stephen Gardiner

“From a generation that came of age during the Great Depression, millions of our country’s best and bravest took up arms in a worldwide struggle against tyranny.”

― Steve Buyer

“To me, football is very personal. Even as a kid, I looked at football in dramaturgical terms. It wasn’t the score that interested me, it was the struggle.”

― Steve Sabol

“I have loved football as an almost mythic game since I was in the fourth grade. To me, the game wasn’t even grounded in reality. The uniform turned you into a warrior. Being on a team, the mythology of physical combat, the struggle against the elements, the narrative of the game.”

― Steve Sabol

“In a bid for change, we have to take off our coats, be prepared to lose our comfort and security, our jobs and positions of prestige, and our families… A struggle without casualties is no struggle.”

― Steven Biko

“The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.”

― Steven Brust

“Evolutionary psychologists seem to want to unmask our noblest motives as ultimately self-interested – to show that our love for children, compassion for the unfortunate and sense of justice are just tactics in a Darwinian struggle to perpetuate our genes.”

― Steven Pinker

“I think that communism was a major force for violence for more than 100 years, because it was built into its ideology – that progress comes through class struggle, often violent.”

― Steven Pinker

“Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!”

― Stevie Wonder

“In places like Glasgow and Newcastle, audiences have a tradition of being amusingly combative. But they’re not trying to ruin the act, they’re trying to give you a challenge. It’s like a cat playing with a mouse – the cat doesn’t want the mouse to die, it wants to keep it alive for its own amusement and to be entertained by its struggle.”

― Stewart Lee

“One of the tragedies of the struggle against racism is that up to now there has been no national organization which could speak to the growing militancy of young black people in the urban ghetto.”

― Stokely Carmichael

“We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle.”

― Stokely Carmichael

“Asian-Americans often struggle to be good sons and daughters, but it’s ultimately your life. In the end, you have to find what you want.”

― Su-chin Pak

“I hate imperialism. I detest colonialism. And I fear the consequences of their last bitter struggle for life. We are determined that our nation, and the world as a whole, shall not be the plaything of one small corner of the world.”

― Sukarno

“I’m just trying to up my films – how every film should be better than the previous one. That’s what I struggle for.”

― Suriya

“To think, I have had more than 60 years of hard struggle for a little liberty, and then to die without it seems so cruel.”

― Susan B. Anthony

“It has to be about more than punishment. We need to rehabilitate people. We lock up far too many people in America today. We lock them up as if locking them up is gonna solve the problem. And locking them up does not solve the problem. Did locking me up make me better? No, it did not. It made my struggle harder.”

― Susan Burton

“There is good and there is bad in every human heart, and it is the struggle of life to conquer the bad with the good.”

― Susan Glaspell

“I don’t care how much you know, how many books you read, how you much you study and, you know, how educated you are, you’re still going to struggle. Life is challenging.”

― Susan L. Taylor

“Overcoming my shyness has been a lifelong struggle.”

― Susan Lucci

“A struggle, to the person experiencing it, is a struggle.”

― Susan Minot

“In ‘Love Story,’ Oliver Barrett IV comes from generations of wealth and privilege, but when he meets working-class Jennifer Cavilleri, he can’t resist. When they marry, his father disowns him, but they struggle on in love, until she’s diagnosed with cancer and they can’t afford the costly treatments.”

― Susan Straight

“Writing is a struggle no matter what the genre.”

― Susan Wiggs

“Katniss Everdeen owes her last name to Bathsheba Everdene, the lead character in ‘Far From the Madding Crowd.’ The two are very different, but both struggle with knowing their hearts.”

― Suzanne Collins

“Women are the most denigrated social group in the Soviet Union. The idea of women’s emancipation is only a slogan in – but also, I should say, in many places outside – the Soviet Union. But especially in the militaristic Soviet society, people only thought of life in terms of struggle and the workers’ toil.”

― Svetlana Alexievich

“The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.”

― Swami Sivananda

“Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.”

― Swami Vivekananda

“The problem with filming something is that we struggle desperately to make three dimensions out of two dimensions. It can’t be done.”

― Sydney Pollack

“I have had unattractive heroes – broken noses, scars, crooked teeth. You want to give them something that is human. My heroines struggle with being too short or fat or old. Some are older than the heroes. You try to cover all spectrums.”

― Sylvia Day

“It’s strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words.”

― T. S. Eliot

“So the lover must struggle for words.”

― T. S. Eliot

“I don’t know that white people need to be ‘allies’ so much as understand that any black struggle in America is ultimately a struggle for the large country. ‘Ally’ presumes a kind of distance that I am not sure exists.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I feel that I’m a perpetual struggler. I always keep struggling to get certain roles, and when I get them, I struggle to get certain types of films.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“I genuinely don’t feel like a star, with the kind of struggle I’ve had to go through.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“You know, there’s a lot of activism that doesn’t deal with empowerment, and you have to empower yourself in order to be relevant to any type of struggle.”

― Talib Kweli

“There’s a lot of activism that doesn’t deal with empowerment, and you have to empower yourself in order to be relevant to any type of struggle.”

― Talib Kweli

“I am a trained hypnotherapist, yes, but it’s more like a guided meditation. Most of the people I take under struggle with stress in their lives and have unbalanced sleeping patterns, so what I do enables my patients to regain energy and peacefulness on a subconscious level which affects their conscious mind.”

― Tanit Phoenix

“If there is something that strikes me as interesting or beautiful or something I could learn from, and I don’t write it down, then I could be at lunch with you, and it’s like there’s a pile of laundry in my brain that I haven’t put away, and I struggle to really listen, so that’s always been important to me.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“You have to know your value, demand to be respected, speak your mind, and dare to ask for what you want. I struggle with every single one of these.”

― Taylor Jenkins Reid

“I had this struggle of, what do I do to make sure my brother is still part of everything that I do? As I was driving up to his funeral, it hit me. I’m going to wear his number.”

― Taysom Hill

“When I had those injuries in college, I had all of these conversations with coaches about protecting myself. It was a constant internal struggle for me.”

― Taysom Hill

“I think the struggle, whenever you make a film or television movie based on a real person’s life, is finding a dramatic arc that will hold an audience’s attention.”

― Ted Danson

“Most believers struggle to really believe in the supernatural as a meaningful, deterministic reality except during moments when they are drawn to it, perhaps during a worship service or while reading a novel like ‘Adam.’ Being drawn to this truth is the first step to living a life in accordance to this truth.”

― Ted Dekker

“I participate in the SNAP Challenge to raise awareness about the millions of people in our communities who struggle with hunger on a daily basis despite living in the most prosperous nation ever known.”

― Ted Deutch

“Kids from financially distressed households are twice as likely to have to repeat a grade and more than two-and-a-half more times to struggle with poor health later in life.”

― Ted Deutch

“It was a struggle financing CNN, but I did it without ever asking the government for a nickel.”

― Ted Turner

“Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.”

― Tennessee Williams

“You grow up with a heightened sense of the Civil Rights Movement, but I think it wasn’t until I became of age that I really had a great appreciation for the struggle that took place.”

― Terri Sewell

“The political currents that topped the global agenda in the late 20th century – revolutionary nationalism, feminism and ethnic struggle – place culture at their heart.”

― Terry Eagleton

“Together we have travelled a long road to be where we are today. This has been a road of struggle against colonial and apartheid oppression.”

― Thabo Mbeki

“We are engaged in a struggle that is fought on many fronts and in many forms.”

― Theresa May

“When Washington visited Portsmouth in 1789, he was not much impressed by the architecture of the little town that had stood by him so stoutly in the struggle for independence.”

― Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“I struggle with reading a bit. I’m slightly dyslexic, so reading takes me quite a while, and in general, I’m not a big book reader at all. And something like ‘Game of Thrones’ seems very daunting to me!”

― Thomas Brodie-Sangster

“The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals.”

― Thomas Huxley

“One of the illusions that we live by is that we can really know anybody else, and we’re often surprised by traits in people that we thought we knew very well. The struggle to overcome loneliness, which is sort of our universal burden, leads us to leap to conclusions about who other people are.”

― Thomas McGuane

“I think there’s only one interesting story… and that’s struggle.”

― Thomas McGuane

“There’s always been an ongoing struggle between commerce and art.”

― Thomas Schlamme

“When I got emancipated from the foster care program and I became homeless, it was a struggle. I was working at an airline, and then I stopped to pursue comedy 110%.”

― Tiffany Haddish

“But despite their heroic acts, the Vietnam Veterans of America continued to struggle to establish a combat badge in honor of these brave pilots and medics.”

― Tim Holden

“You can’t relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle.”

― Timothy Dalton

“There’s a constant flow of child actors. It’s kind of funny to watch the new crew come through. I think, You poor little things. You’re going to have to struggle for a long time.”

― Tina Yothers

“Well, today, we are in the struggle brought on to us by the terrorists of Islam. It is a war that we did not choose. It was a war that was declared against us as Americans, against our people, against our Constitution.”

― Todd Tiahrt

“I actually understand what a Marine on the ground goes through. I’ve seen generals and admirals struggle with different situations.”

― Todd Young

“Whether it’s at their job, or their family, whatever – everyone feels that they’re stuck in some kind of struggle. The idea is how to find your way out of it.”

― Tom DeLonge

“If we are to make life into a pleasure rather than a struggle, then I would suggest that we have to start with our own mental attitudes.”

― Tom Hodgkinson

“My big thing was when you see a superhero movie where their powers ain’t consistent – like, they lift a truck but then struggle to fight just a regular human being – it makes it harder to believe.”

― Tom Holland

“My films seem to be about men’s struggle with failure.”

― Tom Hooper

“When I putt well, I do very well. When I putt poorly, I struggle to be in the game.”

― Tom Lehman

“King had come to Memphis to lend his moral authority to the struggle of striking municipal sanitation workers who were overwhelmingly African-American. They earned poverty wages, endured degrading working conditions, and faced brutal beatings when they tried to organize.”

― Tom Perez

“Dr. King’s last campaign was a labor struggle. Many people are aware that King was assassinated in Memphis in the spring of 1968. Less well-known is what drew him there: solidarity with city sanitation workers, who, without the benefit of union representation, were rising up to protest humiliating pay and deplorable working conditions.”

― Tom Perez

“During Black History Month, I’m reminded yet again of the ways that the struggle for civil rights is interwoven with the struggle for workers’ rights.”

― Tom Perez

“We need to see the FLSA and the minimum wage as part of a larger struggle to cut poverty and to address the challenge of income inequality.”

― Tom Perez

“So it is that one side effect of the HD revolution has been the gratifying and edifying return of the nature documentary – films about the hugely varied forms of life that eat, sleep, stalk, mate, fight, thrive, suffer and struggle on our dear and embattled old Earth.”

― Tom Shales

“I used to be a light-heavyweight, and I’m much faster than cruiserweight. That’s the reason I didn’t struggle with David Haye’s speed, and David Haye is much quicker than Oleksandr Usyk with one punch and much, much, more destructive with the way he hits.”

― Tony Bellew

“I just struggle with the fame thing and people thinking I’m something I’m not. I’ll always struggle with that until the day I die, I think.”

― Tony Bellew

“You’ll never see me go into a fight and struggle to get up for it. I understand first and foremost what’s at stake.”

― Tony Bellew

“Occasional setbacks are probably unavoidable – part of the struggle of living in a fallen world. Other setbacks are due to our own sin and failures, or circumstances outside our control.”

― Tony Evans

“It will not surprise you to learn that it is not uncommon for jockeys who struggle with their weight to starve themselves and spend hours in the sauna to lose a few pounds to be able to make a big-race ride.”

― Tony McCoy

“I have seen countless colleagues struggle to come to terms with retirement. I learned a lot from Richard Dunwoody when he was riding, and I completely understand why he took off and undertook what most people consider mad challenges.”

― Tony McCoy

“I think we all have moments when we struggle with motivation.”

― Tori Bowie

“There are days when I struggle with wanting to be a full-time, stay-at-home mom, and feeling guilty about that because I work.”

― Tori Spelling

“A question is a pursuit, an invitation to envision and explore a series of possibilities, to struggle and empathize and doubt and believe. The question moves, whereas our sense of what an answer is can often be static, a stopping point.”

― Tracy K. Smith

“However, we all share the firm belief in the triumph of humanist and progressive values that mankind has achieved during its long history of struggle and creativeness.”

― Tran Duc Luong

“If you struggle with putting things into perspective, just ask yourself two simple questions: What’s the worst thing that could happen as a result of this? Will this matter in five years? Your answers should put a stop to cataclysmic thinking.”

― Travis Bradberry

“I’m married to the street; I ain’t gonna switch over. I ain’t gonna go religion on nobody. I believe in God – God is for the thugs too – but the streets are in the most trouble. So I’mma keep it focused on the streets and the struggle. That’s what I’m mainly about.”

― Trick Daddy

“In the present epoch of struggle between two worlds the two opposing and antagonistic trends penetrating the foundations of nearly all branches of biology are particularly sharply defined.”

― Trofim Lysenko

“I think that’s a struggle of every Christian, to be able to get to that point where they’re in constant prayer with God – so that everything they do, in thought, in speech, in work, is praising God and worshipping God.”

― Troy Polamalu

“There’s so much built-up camaraderie and sacrifice, and football is such a tough man’s game. I think that’s why it’s so popular. That’s why so many blue-collar communities and people can really feel attracted to this because it is a blue-collar struggle that football players go through.”

― Troy Polamalu

“We all struggle to find our place, and schools can be cruel to kids who aren’t part of a pack.”

― Trudie Styler

“I never had an intellectual struggle with the Bible, with the gospel, with the claims of Christ.”

― Tullian Tchividjian

“It’s a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us.”

― Tupac Shakur

“Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It’s a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.”

― Ty Cobb

“I think the 20s are a vastly overrated decade. We promise kids that once they get out of school, life will begin and their dreams will come true. But then comes the struggle.”

― Tyne Daly

“Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy.”

― Vaclav Havel

“There’s always got to be a struggle. What else is there? That’s what life is made of. I don’t know anything else. If there is, tell me about it.”

― Van Morrison

“I think when you get past your second album, it all becomes something of a routine. So you have to struggle against that, find a way of making what you do sound fresh and new each time.”

― Van Morrison

“The constitution is itself the product of the freedom struggle.”

― Vayalar Ravi

“The Dream didn’t need to struggle. He’s homegrown talent, straight from the WWE Performance Center, trained by the best coaches in the world: Norman Smiley, who’s known from coast-to-coast, Matt Bloom, head trainer, and I am protege of the one-and-only The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels.”

― Velveteen Dream

“I look for struggle in the roles I choose – struggle and perseverance.”

― Vera Farmiga

“My dad battled various financial mishaps for years before achieving success as a stunt director, but my parents ensured that my brother and I knew all about the family’s struggle. We knew from where each piece of furniture came from.”

― Vicky Kaushal

“Today in Ukraine, many people struggle to survive, older ones often see the breakdown of the Soviet system as a loss of stability and security for average people, and therefore a certain hostility to quickly acquired wealth is from their point of view quite understandable at the first look.”

― Victor Pinchuk

“I have sort of weaned myself off of reading my own reviews, which is a constant struggle.”

― Victoria Aveyard

“All of us are trying to achieve 100 percent in our work. That’s all we struggle to do. We never do, but we never stop trying until the day we die. It’s that struggle to achieve 100 percent, that’s where our performance lies, that’s what the audience gets. They get the struggle.”

― Vincent D’Onofrio

“In Bollywood, people struggle because there is a new person joining every week, who joins an assembly line of people who are very replaceable. But if you are unique, you don’t have to struggle that much.”

― Vir Das

“Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.”

― Vladimir Lenin

“My life is a struggle.”

― Voltaire

“I’ve been through the entire gamut of the music industry – I’ve been playing in clubs since I was 14, and I’ve been on Warner Bros, on Sony – I’ve had lots of successes and some serious times of struggle.”

― Vonda Shepard

“’Gaucho’ was a struggle for us for a lot of reasons, and in the end, we just sort of survived it.”

― Walter Becker

“I live intimately with my characters before starting a book. I cut out pictures of them for my wall. I do time lines for each major character and a time line for the entire novel: What is going on in the world as my characters struggle with their problems?”

― Walter Dean Myers

“The victory of the working people over the exploiters and slave holders is at the same time the victorious struggle for liberation by the German people.”

― Walter Ulbricht

“I’ve become more and more aware of the promise and struggle to teach the global mind nowadays because I use every chance I get to ask faculty and administrators of management education programs why we don’t offer at least one course – not even required, just an elective – on the world’s religions.”

― Warren Bennis

“It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man – the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse – the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end.”

― Washington Irving

“I always say, dare to struggle, dare to grin.”

― Wavy Gravy

“I have super-supercurly hair, and it’s a constant struggle.”

― Wendy Davis

“The enormous success of 2009’s ‘The Blind Side,’ in which Sandra Bullock makes a black teenager one of the family, demonstrates that America isn’t post-racial. It is thoroughly mired in race – the myths that surround it, the guilt it inspires, the discomfort it causes, the struggle to transcend it.”

― Wesley Morris

“You sweat out the free agent thing in November then you make the trades in December. Then you struggle to sign the guys left in January and in February I get down to sewing all the new numbers on the uniforms.”

― Whitey Herzog

“For in this century, within the next decades, will be decided for generations whether all mankind is to become Communist, whether the whole world is to become free, or whether, in the struggle, civilization as we know it is to be completely destroyed or completely changed.”

― Whittaker Chambers

“It is the nature of truth to struggle to the light.”

― Wilkie Collins

“There’s something about the struggle of a sensitive man that we really relate to.”

― Will Speck

“But what is the use of preaching the Gospel to men whose whole attention is concentrated upon a mad, desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?”

― William Booth

“In a world with no systems, with chaos, everything becomes a guerilla struggle, and this predictability is not there. And it becomes almost impossible to save lives, educate kids, develop economies, whatever.”

― William J. Clinton

“Our bodies must always be wherever that struggle and the moment we forget that, the moment we become lazy, the moment we sit back, then then the evil ones do their ordained tasks to us.”

― William Kunstler

“The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend. one of the great landmarks in men’s struggle to be free of tyranny, to be decent and civilized.”

― William O. Douglas

“To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals – this alone is worth the struggle.”

― William Osler

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

― William Wells Brown

“It’s not a struggle, but sometimes when you’re gone for a month or two, you start to miss your friends. I love acting so much that it fills that gap of being sad about not being able to see my friends.”

― Willow Shields

“The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.”

― Wilma Rudolph

“You become world famous, and you sit with kings and queens, and then your first job is just a job. You can’t go back to living the way you did before because you’ve been taken out of one setting and shown the other. That becomes a struggle and makes you struggle.”

― Wilma Rudolph

“Tackling the extreme gap between the rich and the poor and tackling climate change is part of the same struggle.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“You all must realize that Mandela was not the only man who suffered. There were many others – hundreds who languished in prison and died. Many unsung and unknown heroes of the struggle.”

― Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

“What we all need to do is find the wellspring that keeps us going, that gives us the strength and patience to keep up this struggle for a long time.”

― Winona LaDuke

“Even though I never really had to pound the pavement as an actor, I always worked really hard. But, at the same time, I always felt like people thought that I didn’t have to struggle even though I was struggling.”

― Winona Ryder

“The day we struggle to enjoy what we do and just get the gig over with we’ll quit.”

― Winston Marshall

“My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.”

― Wole Soyinka

“The best wisdom comes from the hardest struggle.”

― Xavier Rudd

“Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit If they follow these inclinations, they will struggle and snatch from each other, and inclinations to defer or yield will die.”

― Xun Kuang

“My career is a journey for me, and any journey is incomplete without the struggle.”

― Yami Gautam

“Anyone can relate to struggle, whether you’re European or Asian. Anyone can relate to having to get up and go to work and eat.”

― Yelawolf

“The struggle to get weapons is continuous, but the United States will aid us, if it finds Israel displaying a willingness for peace.”

― Yitzhak Rabin

“After ten years of struggle I reached somewhere, and then I see some people pulling me down. I tell myself that if this is what singers have to go through, I would never let my kid enter this field.”

― Yo Yo Honey Singh

“People are wrong when they say that there is struggle in Bollywood. That is only when you don’t have the talent. If you have talent, Bollywood comes to you.”

― Yo Yo Honey Singh

“Even though I struggle with severe diminished brain function, I take 100 percent responsibility for every word that comes out of my mouth and gladly admit to my mistakes.”

― Yolanda Hadid

“I hate all the terrorists in the world, whatever the purpose of their struggle. However, I support every active civil revolt against any occupation, and Israel, too, is among the despicable occupiers. Such revolt is both more just and more effective, and it does not extinguish one’s spark of humanity.”

― Yossi Sarid

“Many people struggle to make hummus that lives up to their expectations at home, and recreating a favourite brand or the stuff from your local deli is almost impossible.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“Everybody was in struggle, in the grind trying to make it.”

― Young Buck

“When you’re in a black group, you have to keep in mind you’re not black. You just have to be sensitive. We have to be appreciative that the black nationalist struggle is a nationalist struggle.”

― Yuri Kochiyama

“The old 20th-century political model of Left vs. Right is now basically irrelevant, and the real divide today is between global and national, global or local. All over the world, this is not the main struggle.”

― Yuval Noah Harari

“River Phoenix and I were friends for nine years, and I watched him grow and mature, and I also saw him struggle. I watched him deal with the whole up and down aspects of Hollywood and saw him bounce back, so when he passed away, it was such an enormous shock.”

― Zach Galligan

“Success in Iraq will be a major setback for terrorists and a major asset for the security of this region. The struggle for Iraq is the struggle for the future of the world.”

― Zalmay Khalilzad

“For me, a big thing growing up was naturalness – both in being and appearance. My mom never let me relax my natural hair. For so long, I thought I was ugly, and I still sometimes struggle with that. But now I’ve come to feel like this is me.”

― Zazie Beetz

“I was planning to study more, but it’s a struggle with so many opportunities for film and trying to get better through studying. No matter what, I want to be making more movies.”

― Zhu Zhu

“Talking to other people who make low-budget movies, everyone kind of has the same struggle.”

― Zoe Cassavetes

“There are a bunch of images that are thrown in our faces all the time about what we’re supposed to look like at 14, 15, 16. It’s confusing. I think every woman can identify with that struggle.”

― Zoe Kravitz
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