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trying Quotes

36 of the best book quotes about trying
  1. #1
    “You may think some of this seems far-fetched, even impossible. Believe me, I know we all cling to life and its certainties. It’s not easy in these cynical times to cast off the hardness and edge that gets us through our days. But try just a little.”
  2. #2
    “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”
  3. #3
    “In trying to become ‘objective,’ Western culture made ‘objects’ of things and people when it distanced itself from them, thereby losing ‘touch’ with them.”
  4. #4
    “The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard - one that thinks too much.”
  5. #5
    “Wu Wei doesn’t try. It doesn’t think about it. It just does it. And when it does, it doesn’t appear to do much of anything. But Things Get Done.”
  6. #6
    “Father laughed, which upset Bruno even more; there was nothing that made him more angry than when a grown-up laughed at him for not knowing something, especially when he was trying to find out the answer by asking questions.”
  7. #7
    “‘I’m broken, and no one can fix it. I’ve tried. I’m still trying. I can’t love anyone because it’s not fair to anyone who loves me back.’”
  8. #8
    “No, we should go forward, groping our way through the darkness, stumbling perhaps at times, and try to do what good lay in our power.”
  9. #9
    “It is not the brightest who succeed. ... Nor is success simply the sum of the decisions and efforts we make on our own behalf. It is, rather, a gift. Outliers are those that have been given an opportunities - and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.”
  1. #10
    “Looking into another person’s eyes for an extended period of time proved to be a powerful thing. And if you don’t believe me, try it yourself.”
  2. #11
    “If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying.”
  3. #12
    ‘We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before.’
  4. #13
    “I should . . . try to make the best of what remains of my day.”
  5. #14
    “We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before.”
  6. #15
    “You try to walk in the light.”
  7. #16
    “I was trying to heal. Trying to get the bad out of my system so I could be good again. To cure me of myself.”
  8. #17
    “Mafatu wanted to cry out after him: ‘Wait, Kana! I’ll go! I’ll try-‘. But the words would not come. Kana had gone.”
  9. #18
    “No man knows what he can do until he tries.”

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  1. #19
    “I know I’m not going to be able to change the world, but I think it’s important to try to make a difference.”
  2. #20
    “One sign that I am violating my own nature in the name of nobility is a condition called burnout. Though usually regarded as the result of trying to give too much, burnout in my experience results from trying to give what I do not possess-the ultimate in giving too little!”
  3. #21
    “Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.”
  4. #22
    “We told them that trying to do things they can’t yet do, failing, and learning what they need to do differently is exactly the way experts practice.”
  5. #23
    “I try really hard, actually.”
  6. #24
    “Wes, you are not going anywhere until you give this place a try . . . Too many people have sacrificed in order for you to be there.”
  7. #25
    “Sometimes you just have to try, even if you know it won’t work.”
  8. #26
    “Good. Tonight, after you were gone, I thought a lot. About you and how you’ve been treating me and I thought, “Why do I love you?” And then, I felt everything in me just let go of everything I was holding onto so tightly. And it hit me that I don’t have an intellectual reason. I don’t need one. I trust myself, I trust my feelings. I’m not gonna try to be anything other than who I am anymore and I hope you can accept that.”
  9. #27
    “you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
  1. #28
    ″‘Come on, let me carry your bag.’
    ‘What’s another ten pounds?‘”
  2. #29
    ″‘I try really hard, actually.‘”
  3. #30
    “I’ve done my best, and I begin to understand what is meant by ‘the joy of strife’. Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.”
  4. #31
    “People who have experienced a certain kind of pleasure in the past will try to repeat or relive it. The deepest-rooted and most pleasurable memories are usually those from earliest childhood, and are often unconsciously associated with a parental figure. ”
  5. #32
    “Your human joy fascinates me-the way you experience things, in your life span, so wildly and deeply and all at once, is... entrancing. I’m drawn to it, even when I know I shouldn’t be, even when I try not to be.”
  6. #34
    “What worries me the most,′ she continued, ‘is the opposite, the possibility that they’re not trying. They could communicate with us, all right, but they’re not doing it because they don’t see any point to it. It’s like...”--she glanced down at the edge of the tablecloth they had spread over the grass--“like the ants.”
  7. #35
    “People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad.”
  8. #36
    “He saw how hard Jude tried…he saw how determined he was, he saw how brave he was being. And this reminded him that he, too, had to keep trying. Both of them were uncertain; both of them were trying as much as they could; both of them would doubt themselves, would progress and recede. But they would both keep trying, because they trusted the other, and because the other person was the only other person who would ever be worth such hardships, such difficulties, such insecurities and exposure.”

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