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I'm not trying to be something that I'm not, and I think a lot of people can relate to that. They want something that's real, and I think I give that to them.~A.J. Styles


People Trying Want

Heroes in drama are people who try hard to reach a virtuous ideal. And whether they succeed or fail really doesn't matter - it's the trying that counts.~Aaron Sorkin


People Trying Succeed

Rioting is a childish way of trying to be a man, but it takes time to rise out of the hell of hatred and frustration and accept that to be a man you don't have to riot.~Abraham Maslow


Time Man Trying

Carving out an identity for yourself is important so I'm trying to do that as well.~Adam Lambert


Yourself Identity Trying

I love old-fashioned manners, as long as it's not forced. I can tell when it's natural or when someone is just trying to impress me.~Adriana Lima


Love Me Trying

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.~Alan Watts


Yourself Trying Define

There's a constant tension in climbing, and really all exploration, between pushing yourself into the unknown but trying not to push too far. The best any of us can do is to tread that line carefully.~Alex Honnold


Best Yourself Trying

I am trying to be guided by my passion.~America Ferrera


Passion I Am Trying

As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone.~Andy Goldsworthy


Work Energy Trying

If you're not trying to be real, you don't have to get it right. That's art.~Andy Warhol


Art Trying You

We have to be able to criticise what we love, to say what we have to say 'cause if your not trying to make something better, than as far as I can tell, you are just in the way.~Ani DiFranco


Love Trying Better

I wasn't academically successful. And maybe I've spent a lot of my career trying to make up for that.~Anna Wintour


Successful Trying Career

We all perform our lives in a way. And the actor is a perfect metaphor to get at that theme of 'how do we find our authentic selves?' And that we all - whether we're actors or not - perform ourselves. As a way of searching. As a way of fumbling around and trying to say, is this my voice? Is this who I am?~Annette Bening


I Am Trying Voice

I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.~Arnold Palmer


Chance Win Trying

Well, all the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from.~Arthur Miller


Walk Trying You

I, personally, am trying to get more and more involved with the gay and lesbian movement, very much so.~A. J. McLean


Gay Trying Lesbian

I'm trying to have some longevity in this business. If that means not working for a while and just picking the right job, so be it.~Aaron Paul


Business Job Trying

I guess my feeling is is that if you're going to make a joke, that's fine, but you should also sort of stand behind it, you know? A joke should be more than a joke, it should be a point that you're trying to make.~Adam Carolla


Trying Stand Feeling

I am constantly re-evaluating my goals and trying to strike items from my to-do list that aren't critical.~Aisha Tyler


Goals I Am Trying

A lot of people try to control how you access gaming. You know, they're trying to prevent people from buying games.~Aisha Tyler


People Control Trying

I don't know why we have to put things in boxes of superlatives. That isolates them. Life is fluid, and the minute you start trying to put a line around something, it will deceive you and go away.~Alan Arkin


Life Trying Start

Most entertainment is trying to get you. It's tested, like toothpaste.~Albert Brooks


Trying You Most

I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre. I have copied everything in drawing, trying to understand.~Alberto Giacometti


Trying Drawing Everything

My dream is to be a doctor. I'm almost working in a laboratory, because I'm trying new techniques, new directions and fabrics, new weaving.~Alber Elbaz


Doctor Trying Dream

I play guitar a bit. I'm trying to learn drums - I feel like I can play violin. I've never tried, but I just feel like I can.~Alexa Chung


Learn Trying Guitar

I think it's cool that London Fashion Week is about young designers trying wacky things.~Alexa Chung


Week Cool Trying

Everybody wants you to do this thing that you've always been doing forever. That's what they want: they want Martin Scorsese to make the same film two hundred times rather than trying to be something different.~Alison Mosshart


Doing Trying Want

If you only live in the world of the actor, and if you only live in the world of auditions, etc., then you don't really have a whole lot to offer when it comes to playing the humans that you're trying to audition for.~Allison Tolman


World Trying Live

I'm trying to make the poems as musical as I can - from the inception. So that whether they're read on the page, or people read them aloud, or I read them aloud, the musicality will be kind of a given.~Amiri Baraka


Be Kind People Trying

I went through an extremely trying ordeal, but I never forgot the world outside was a beautiful place.~Amanda Lindhout


Beautiful World Trying

During Hurricane Sandy, we expended billions and billions of dollars, literally. In the handling of the emergency and the construction and the aftermath, trying to get people to come back to the affected communities. So I'm very proud of what the state did.~Andrew Cuomo


People Proud Trying

Trying to be Supermom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom. Not going to happen.~Arianna Huffington


Mom Trying Perfect

I'm trying to make work that is reflective and is encouraging of reflection.~Antony Gormley


Work Reflection Trying

I love Pinterest! Pinterest is absolutely phenomenal when you're trying to come up with a costume design.~Ashley Wagner


Love Design Trying

I'm a show pony, and I don't get to skate with girls doing triple Axels every single day. I skate with little babies who are working on their single Axels while trying not to hit them on the ice.~Ashley Wagner


Day Doing Trying

Unless you're trying to make a movie on the sly, there's no way to get around this. If you want to use public spaces, film on the streets, have the cooperation of the police, you have to have a permit.~Asghar Farhadi


Police Trying Want

That's where my focus is all the time, trying to get on base.~Asdrubal Cabrera


Time Focus Trying

Our words, actions, and diplomatic efforts should be aimed at trying to achieve pragmatic goals rather than creating rhetorical effect.~Atal Bihari Vajpayee


Goals Words Trying

I'm always aware of trying to put my body in different positions to test it and strengthen muscles that you don't get when you do dumbbell press or pulls or weight-type exercises.~Adrian Peterson


Trying Body You

I think trying to be flashy and doing things that are out of your realm of comfort is the problem with the Divas.~AJ Lee


Doing Trying Problem

Usually after a shot, we look for a chair to rest our feet. In 'Oopiri,' it was the other way around. After every shot, I was on my feet, walking around the set trying to get the blood circulation in my legs working properly.~Akkineni Nagarjuna


Walking Rest Trying

I'm not trying to be some kind of underground renegade.~Alex Winter


Trying Kind Underground

Anytime you cast a movie and you need someone famous in the lead part, you're a prisoner of whoever happens to be famous in the six-month window in which you're trying to get a film financed.~Alexander Payne


Window Famous Trying

If you're trying to recreate life, the life that you best know is the one you grew up with.~Alexander Payne


Life Best Trying

Childhood is just this amazing place, and in my books, I was trying to express my concern about childhood being eroded. You have kids' TV programs being interrupted by terrorist attacks, and kids are exposed to so much these days.~Alexandra Adornetto


Childhood Amazing Trying

You can't go into new life experiences without the understanding that yeah, you may fail, but knowing you might fail can't stop you from trying.~Alice Dreger


Life May Trying

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


Trying You Top

I was so fanatical about trying to save wildlife... I was unable to accept that we couldn't solve this problem of thousands of years, of wherever humans operated, the environment deteriorated.~Allan Savory


Environment Trying Problem

Sunscreen is my number 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 tip. I'm a fanatic, partially because I live in L.A. and have fair skin and freckles, and partially because of my kids. My mom always made me wear sunscreen and I'm trying to be that mom for them.~Alison Sweeney


Mom Me Trying

I was in a special class, where you skip a grade - you go from seventh to ninth. But I got kicked out. You had to maintain an 85 average, and I didn't. I was too focused on trying to be popular.~Amy Heckerling


Trying You Special

The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement... they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half.~Andrew Greeley


Leadership Lost Trying

Jamie Oliver, quite rightly, was talking about trying to improve the diet of children in schools and improving school meals, but the net effect was the number of children eating school meals in many of these places didn't go up, it went down.~Andrew Lansley


Children School Trying

In many campaigns, one candidate or another is asked to answer for comments he or she made in the past. The answer is usually gibberish - 'That was a long time ago,' or 'I was trying to say something else.'~Andrew Rosenthal


Time Past Trying

The average movie-goer in this country sees six films in a year. That's one every two months. What the studios are trying to do is make sure it's their movie.~Anita Elberse


Trying Country Average

I have given up trying to be happy. It is no use and leads to nothing.~Anna Held


Happy Be Happy Trying

I think, generally, most people can't maintain anything that's particularly strict for very long. I watch people trying and failing to do that a lot.~Anna Paquin


People Trying Long

Part of being innovative in government is sometimes not trying to plot out the last chapter of the book, but to be open and see what comes back.~Anthony Foxx


Book Government Trying

Nothing is more diminishing than trying to control success or hold on to things.~Anne-Marie Duff


Success Control Trying

We're trying to get to the bottom of where the picture came from, and we're trying to get to the bottom of what it's of and who it's of.~Anthony Weiner


Trying Picture Bottom

I've been singing one kind of genre for a long time but have always tried to push to new auras about picking new songs or the same kind of genre but trying to sing it differently, treating it differently.~Arijit Singh


Time Singing Trying

Fashion is ultimately a form of self-expression. That's why I love trying out new things.~Ashley Madekwe


Love New Things Trying

All I'm trying to do is be me.~Austin Seferian-Jenkins


Me Trying

I'm not trying to unite Asian people with my music.~Awkwafina


Music People Trying

As an actor, we're unemployed a lot, so I'm familiar with the stress of trying to get a gig, and sometimes you take shows that you don't really want to do to keep the money coming in.~Aaron Douglas


Money Stress Trying

I'm trying to go with the flow, which is not what I used to do. I used to try to micromanage my career choices.~Aaron Lazar


Choices Trying Career

What's nice about 'Skinwalkers' is it's allowing an audience to see a different Indian perspective... I think, for myself, I'm trying to put the Indian perspective in a different dimension.~Adam Beach


Myself Perspective Trying

Movies have been my way to get out of my backyard. I'm trying to let people know that movies change people's lives.~Adam Beach


Change People Trying

I'd rather deal with a Mob guy shaking hands on a deal than a Hollywood lawyer, who, the minute you get the contract signed, is trying to figure out how to screw you.~Albert S. Ruddy


Lawyer Trying Hands

When you're writing stuff that's already clotted with neologisms and trying to get across fairly abstruse concepts, you're already putting a heavy burden on the reader.~Alastair Reynolds


Writing Trying You

No matter what you do, if you're trying to create something new, your environment has a massive impact on you.~Alex Kapranos


Impact Environment Trying

It's hard sometimes to take a step back and realize what's happened because you're always trying to move forward. You're always looking at the next palette.~Alexander Wang


Step Trying Looking

Well, I'm always working on my comic strip and trying to, you know, keep cranking that out.~Alison Bechdel


Trying You Know

French is, in many ways, more difficult for an English-speaking person to sing. It is so full of complex and trying vowels. It requires the utmost subtlety.~Alma Gluck


Trying Difficult Sing

I like people trying to do two things at once.~Allison Janney


People Trying Two

Honestly, I am not trying to discourage anyone from becoming an actress, but if you want to become one be prepared to face everything that comes - along with it.~Amber Tamblyn


I Am Trying Want

I think anybody who looks at my record will say I've been trying to cut government spending and make government live more like families do.~Ander Crenshaw


Government Trying Live

The Bolsheviks started not just on the killing of private property; they were trying to abolish money itself.~Anatoly Chubais


Money Trying Property

Everybody is always trying to make the best movie they can. It's a process.~Andrew Dominik


Best Trying Process

People think that because I write about India I must be trying to portray India in a way.~Anita Desai


People Trying Think

When I was 12, every little girl in Russia was trying to wear her hair like mine and playing tennis.~Anna Kournikova


Girl Hair Trying

I'm really trying to stop setting my plays in this one fictional town in Vermont.~Annie Baker


Trying Stop Setting

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


Work Trying Try

It's sort of an action flick. You can't be that funny trying to steal diamonds.~Anthony Anderson


Funny Diamonds Trying

When I became the chair of the British Film Institute, I didn't understand how much of my time would be taken up with trying to make a case for the British Film Institute: what it's for, why it exists, why it needs its money.~Anthony Minghella


Time Money Trying

I guess that in this process of trying to incorporate or to be faithful to the films I admire so much, that's how I start to find my own voice. The admiration I have for filmmakers, this gratitude, perhaps that's my only way to become specific.~Arnaud Desplechin


Gratitude Trying Process

I've always had this impression that notoriety came when you're trying to get notoriety.~Ariel Rechtshaid


Trying You Always

I was never in the business of trying to put my name out there - I was really focused on music and records and being in the studio.~Ariel Rechtshaid


Music Business Trying

I'm still an idealist. My manager is always trying to talk me out of it, but that's just the way I am.~Ariel Rechtshaid


I Am Me Trying

You have to emote much more to get what you're trying to get across to come through a quarter inch of latex that's superglued to your face.~Armie Hammer


Trying You Face

One cannot possibly understand the teaching of the saints unless one has a pure mind and is trying to imitate their life.~Athanasius


Life Mind Trying

The toughest challenge I faced came right at the beginning of my career with 'Blood Knot,' which was trying to convince South African audiences that South African stories also had a place on the stage.~Athol Fugard


Challenge Beginning Trying

I'm constantly trying to find new ways to get my hair out of my face.~Aurora


Hair Trying Face

It's just this little comedy about this group of guys, and their local hangout is a pool hall, and it's starting to get taken over by this big corporate, evil kind of guy. And it's just about them trying to save the day and their little pool hall in the process of it all. It's called 'Think Tank.'~Aaron Ruell


Day Evil Trying

Now I've even gotten to running out to the fan buses that pass by our house, so I can talk to the people. I think I'm trying to gather fans, frankly. They're very, very nice people - they really understand. It's fun talking to them.~Aaron Spelling


Fun People Trying

I can't think of anything worse than trying to schmooze someone with the idea that you're an actor.~Aaron Johnson


Trying You Think

I'm constantly trying to find something that's different from me, whereas some actors do the same thing, again and again. That's not for me.~Aaron Johnson


Me Trying Find

I was a bit of a lost lamb in my twenties, trying to find my higher calling.~Abigail Disney


Lost Trying Find

The coffee shop is a great New York institution, but it has terrible coffee. And the more traditional coffee shops are trying to catch up with more sophisticated coffee drinkers.~Adam Gopnik


Coffee Great Trying

It was difficult for me to feel my feelings, so I just buried them. Then I found that acting was a way for me to get them out. But now that I'm a reasonably sane adult, acting is more about my trying to engage other people: Acting is cathartic for the viewer as well.~Adelaide Kane


People Me Trying

I'm not coming in as an advocate of sports gambling. I'm trying to be more of a realist to say it's going on in a massive way... and I think the right course would be therefore to legalize it and regulate it.~Adam Silver


Sports Trying Think

No matter where you are or where you grow up, you always go through the same awkward moments of being a teenager and growing up and trying to figure out who you are.~Aimee Teegarden


Growing Up Moments Trying

I'm trying to practice owning less stuff.~Alexandra Paul


Practice Trying Less

Obviously, there's not as much flex in a wood bat as in a metal bat, so I'm still trying to adjust to that.~Andrew Benintendi


Trying Wood Metal

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


Home Myself Trying

I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come... Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do.~Andrew Bogut


Best Game Trying

The goal is always just trying to stretch yourself as an actor.~Andrew Scott


Goal Yourself Trying

I'm just trying to avoid any sort of generic kind of music - I don't want to do generic jazz or fusion.~Andy Summers


Music Trying Jazz

I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying.~Anita Diament


Trying Nice Difficult

I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order.~Antonia Fraser


Writing Trying Think

Being poor sucks... It's hard to figure out the secrets of the universe when you're trying to figure out where you and your girlfriend are going to sleep next month.~Antony Garrett Lisi


Sleep Universe Trying

I love to act because I love trying on other people's skin.~Autumn Reeser


Love People Trying

Popular kids don't necessarily know who they are because they're so busy trying to conform. It's the outcasts who are more attuned to who they are. They're more self-aware, more real.~Alexandra Robbins


Busy Trying Real

When I was trying out for my first Olympics at 16, my family and coaches tried to regulate what I ate. But the stricter they got, the more I rebelled.~Alicia Sacramone


Family Trying First

I want to stay true to who I am by trying to be in the moment.~Alyson Hannigan


I Am Moment Trying

I was trying to be a clinical psychologist for years. But I kept getting stuck in comedy.~Amy Hoggart


Trying Comedy Stuck

It's all about fair trade, and helping people eating locally grown stuff. We're recycling everything. We're trying to tour in the most conscious way possible, environmentally and socially.~Andrew Dost


People Trying Everything

I spent many years trying to write a lot like Ben Folds or John Lennon or Rivers Cuomo. I think that's healthy when you're learning to write and seeing how chords fit together and how songs take shape.~Andrew Dost


Learning Together Trying

I'm not trying to prove that I'm capable of doing many things.~Angel Olsen


Doing Trying Prove

There is something about the way that Greek poets, say Aeschylus, use metaphor that really attracts me. I don't think I can imitate it, but there's a density to it that I think I'm always trying to push towards in English.~Anne Carson


Me Trying Think

With a popular show, you know that there's expectations there, so that's a little nerve-wracking when you're new and you're just trying to find your legs on something, but it's exciting, too, because that's what we work so hard for.~Aaron Ashmore


Work Expectations Trying

I'm getting to be a real pro at coming into things midstream and trying to catch up.~Aaron Ashmore


Trying Real Up

But I've been there and done that. I'm not trying to prove anything to anybody, and if somebody wants me to come, if they can afford what I ask, it's not as much as Madonna makes; not that I want what Madonna makes, but I was saying.~Abbey Lincoln


Me Trying Want

Yes, sir, a patrol car came and took me down to a station where they were trying to develop films, but they hadn't got the facilities to develop colored film.~Abraham Zapruder


Car Me Trying

When I was in high school, there's no doubt I was trying to swing like Tiger Woods when he first came on tour.~Adam Derek Scott


School High School Trying

I've always been fascinated by people, their psychology, what drives them and trying to understand them.~Adan Canto


People Trying Psychology

Whether politicians are dealing with complex policy problems or trying to communicate with the electorate, it makes sense to establish a clear, long term narrative underpinned by forward-looking policies to deliver on its vision.~Anthony Albanese


Vision Problems Trying

I'm trying to remain unfamous.~Anwar Robinson


Trying Remain

The average comedian is kind of an observer looking at everyday things that everyone could relate to and then trying to find the exaggeration in those things.~Aries Spears


Trying Looking Find

I am trying to attend every training session and do all of my workouts.~Asafa Powell


I Am Training Trying

I think my motto is to always remain focused on what it is that you're trying to accomplish.~Ashanti


Motto Trying Accomplish

'Twisted' is similar to 'Pretty Little Liars' in that it's about trying to find out who did it, but it's more about the human relationships between characters and the strain that things can put on them. It's also a little bit of a social commentary piece, because it covers very timely issues.~Avan Jogia


Trying Find Human

In my early 30s, I started to realise I was avoiding something on a personal level, but also as a writer. I was in denial about who I was, and was trying to be someone who I was not.~Ayad Akhtar


Trying Early Someone

I was desperately unhappy trying to adjust to the world.~Al Purdy


World Trying Unhappy

I see my job as being to facilitate the life of clinical researchers so that they can be more productive, and trying to keep the bureaucracy from getting in their way.~Alastair Wood


Life Job Trying

Good writers are monotonous, like good composers. They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand.~Alberto Moravia


Good Trying Problem

We have an online clothing boutique called Pink Candy Boutique that we manage in the midst of all of this, and trying to bring in different types of sponsors into NASCAR.~Amber Cope


Pink Trying Candy

I've always been interested in this idea of looking at these monster stories and trying to really understand the mechanics underneath. That's very much true of this movie I made, 'All Good Things,' as well as 'Catfish,' which I produced.~Andrew Jarecki


Good Good Things Trying

We're trying to evolve a lot away from YouTube because YouTube is awesome - they have a huge audience, and we started there - but then you're at the mercy of their algorithms a lot, too. They can change anything, and it's really up to them, and you can't say anything about it.~Anthony Padilla


Change Trying You

I became comfortable with what I knew would be the process of trying to pick up the pieces of brain that were in the rubble and tried to make some mosaic out of the pieces and that that would be the trajectory.~Art Spiegelman


Brain Trying Process

If you don't occasionally make a mistake, you aren't trying hard enough.~Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.


Mistake Trying You

We're trying to bring improved seeds to rural villages to increase yields. We're also trying to improve the roads to make it easier for people to get their produce to the market.~Augustin Matata Ponyo


People Trying Roads