Top 84 Stubborn Quotes

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“Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“There is nothing in the world more stubborn than a corpse: you can hit it, you can knock it to pieces, but you cannot convince it.”

― Alexander Herzen

“I’m the most stubborn person I know.”

― Alice Walker

“I know I have not always been understandable and that I was guided for too long by stubborn naivety, which created confusion.”

― Amanda Knox

“I’m afraid in my family we still laugh now about the fact that I was called ‘stubborn’ and my brother was called ‘determined.’”

― Amber Rudd

“It’s laughable to claim the pro-life label while simultaneously putting people’s lives at risk because you’re too stubborn to acknowledge that Medicaid doesn’t fund abortions.”

― Ana Kasparian

“You don’t stay undefeated without being a little stubborn.”

― Andre Ward

“I’m definitely open to change, but at the same time I am quite stubborn.”

― Andy Murray

“Stubborn people get themselves in a lot of trouble, but they also get things done.”

― Anna Paquin

“I’m pretty stubborn.”

― Bart Stupak

“My not-so-fun traits are that I get very impatient and I can be really stubborn.”

― Bitsie Tulloch

“If I was to pick a cartoon character I am most like, I would say Daisy Duck because she is very stubborn, she has a very feminine sense, and she knows what she likes.”

― Britney Spears

“When things take a long time, I just get really stubborn.”

― Britney Spears

“As a teenager, I was perpetually grounded. I was stubborn rather than rebellious.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“I’m very stubborn. I feel like I’m going to play this season.”

― Candace Parker

“I’m stubborn; I know what I want. I’ll dedicate all my efforts to achieving it.”

― Carlo Rubbia

“Lovers often invest their first meetings with retrospective significance, as if to try to conjure the elements of the numinous out of the stubborn witness of the everyday.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“The facts of life are very stubborn things.”

― Cleveland Amory

“The planet is heating; the climate is changing. We know this. We have not just one scientist, or two, but thousands screaming this at us at the top of their lungs. And we have a government full of disinterested, stubborn people who are going to cling to their denial and their nonsense.”

― Craig Mazin

“I’m an Aries. Most of the time, whether I want to admit it or not, it describes me. I don’t check my horoscope too often, but most of the time, yes, I’m fiery and stubborn.”

― Daniela Bobadilla

“I’m pretty stubborn.”

― Danielle Macdonald

“I’m a very, very stubborn man.”

― Dave Van Ronk

“I was told ‘no’ a lot when I first got to Nashville, but I’m pretty stubborn! That’s one of my faults and qualities.”

― Dustin Lynch

“I was a stubborn cuss, and I made some mistakes.”

― Earl Butz

“I can be very stubborn, cold, strict, rigid, and – I’d like to think – driven.”

― Emily Meade

“Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess.”

― Gregory Peck

“Being stubborn has helped, being selfish is not a bad thing.”

― Herbie Mann

“My mother was passionate. She was stubborn, the dominant one in the family. She dominated my father.”

― Hugh Leonard

“The Self-Educated are marked by stubborn peculiarities.”

― Isaac D’Israeli

“You need a stubborn belief in an idea in order to see it realised.”

― James Dyson

“For one, I think as a missionary you gotta be stubborn. And you gotta try to be persuasive.”

― Jeff Flake

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

― John Adams

“When you are full of pride on the inside, it makes you stiff, stubborn, and creates strife with others.”

― John C. Maxwell

“Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail.”

― John Dryden

“I’m a typical Capricorn. I’m hardworking, loyal, sometimes stubborn, and I don’t believe in astrology.”

― Jonah Peretti

“I grew up in the Boston suburbs and inherited a stubborn New England refusal to acknowledge frigid temperatures.”

― Josh Gondelman

“So, as one sees, I by no means deprive my world of stubborn reality, if I merely call it a world of ideas.”

― Josiah Royce

“I can be a little bit stubborn.”

― Juan Pablo Galavis

“I have been stubborn and getting into trouble since I was 2, but I learned how to redirect that into good causes.”

― Julia Butterfly Hill

“If you’re going to be an entrepreneur, most likely you’re going to be Type A – stubborn.”

― Julia Hartz

“I learned that it’s OK to be stubborn about your craft, and it’s OK to demand excellence from the industry.”

― Kat Graham

“I’m stubborn, which is not necessarily admirable.”

― Katharine Ross

“I’m loyal and I think most Texans are very loyal, but I’m also stubborn.”

― Kelly Clarkson

“Unlike Washington, the California legislature has proved that cooperation is both possible and essential to successful policymaking, while stubborn absolutism will have you trailing head lice in popularity polls.”

― Kevin de Leon

“I am a stubborn optimist: I was born an optimist and will remain an optimist.”

― Kofi Annan

“I always do my own stunts, as much as possible. I’m a little stubborn about it.”

― Laura Vandervoort

“I’ve always been a stubborn kid.”

― Le’Veon Bell

“I’ve always been stubborn.”

― Liam McIntyre

“Aggressive female icons have been chronically demeaned… It’s fine for male artists to be angry – they’re encouraged to outwardly express their aggression – but women? I’ve been painted as an aggressive Feminazi because I’m blunt, stubborn, independent, forthright.”

― Lydia Lunch

“I’m probably less volatile and tempestuous than a lot of Aries, but I think I’m probably quite loud and outgoing and passionate. Maybe a bit difficult or stubborn.”

― Mackenzie Davis

“The older I get, the more vulnerable I get. But the part of me that resists that, that is stubborn and wants to bulldoze things, gets in my way.”

― Maggie Gyllenhaal

“Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.”

― Mark Twain

“During a visit to California, when a friend of my grandmother’s told my parents that I must be deaf because I was not responding to sounds, my father was absolutely convinced that I was simply being stubborn.”

― Marlee Matlin

“My parents have been together for 65 years. They’re both really stubborn. They’re not quitters.”

― Mary-Louise Parker

“At first, I was stubborn about not wanting to become a city boy.”

― Matt Cain

“I’m really stubborn, and I’m okay with that.”

― Melanie Martinez

“Stubborn isn’t a word I would use to describe myself; pigheaded is more appropriate.”

― Michael Bloomberg

“We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion.”

― Michael Crichton

“I basically got an education in software on DuPont’s money because they were too stubborn to admit that a recession was coming.”

― Michael J. Saylor

“Stubborn and ardent clinging to one’s opinion is the best proof of stupidity.”

― Michel de Montaigne

“Well, I’m very stubborn. I think I have common sense; I’m probably at times a bit tunnel-visioned, but I’m strong.”

― Michelle Pfeiffer

“I have opinions on everything. I’m a stubborn old mule. The biggest problem is keeping my mouth shut.”

― Mika

“I am… stubborn, and I admit it, so it’s OK.”

― Mila Kunis

“I’ve always been very driven and am also very stubborn.”

― Natalie Prass

“I’ve always been very stubborn, had a very clear will of what I want to do.”

― Noomi Rapace

“I loved France, although I initially thought they were stubborn for always speaking French.”

― Olivia De Havilland

“Sometimes I’m more stubborn than I am smart.”

― Pat Summitt

“I am 100 per cent Virgo, stubborn, over-organised, slightly abstracted from the rest of the world.”

― Paulo Coelho

“You can consider me stubborn, but I think I’m really intelligent.”

― Rajon Rondo

“I’m a stubborn individual.”

― Richard Ojeda

“Facts are stubborn things.”

― Ronald Reagan

“I am very outspoken, can be pretty stubborn at times and also very straightforward. I am pretty outgoing and love partying.”

― Roop Durgapal

“I really am a full-blown Scorpio. Whenever I look things up about my sign, it’s like, Check, check, check: thoughtful, detailed, moody, stubborn, prideful, emotional.”

― Selah Louise Marley

“I don’t read books on how to write screenplays just because I’m stubborn. So it’s all sort of made up.”

― Shane Carruth

“They say that I’m stubborn, and my wife says that, too, but it’s paid off so far.”

― Sugar Ray Leonard

“There is a false idea that I am stubborn and do only what I want, but really, I am like a sponge.”

― Sylvie Guillem

“I am not a completely stubborn person. But I have views.”

― Sylvie Guillem

“In Boston I got to a point where I thought I was putting out fires more than being a baseball coach. And some of it was my fault. I was getting stubborn. My fuse was a little shorter than it needed to be. And that helps nobody.”

― Terry Francona

“I’m proud of the fact that I made my way in life very rigorously. I was a bit too stubborn when it came to certain things, which was unnecessary, like getting independent from and leaving Germany.”

― Thomas Kretschmann

“Brits, Scandinavians, Finns, Estonians consider themselves rational, logical, unencumbered by emotional arguments; we are businesslike, stubborn, and hard-working.”

― Toomas Hendrik Ilves

“I’m sort of contrary and stubborn sometimes. When everybody says, ‘You have to read this book! You have to read this book!’ I’m like ‘Oh, I’ll get around to it.’”

― Viggo Mortensen

“Being stubborn can be a good thing. Being stubborn can be a bad thing. It just depends on how you use it.”

― Willie Aames

“Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent.”

― Yevgeny Yevtushenko
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