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Challenged Quotes

We’ve collected the best Challenged Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Josh Peck, Nina Dobrev, Joely Fisher, Peter Maurer, Megan Phelps-Roper. Use them as an inspiration.

Anytime where you‘re challenged, physically or mentally, you rise to the occasion in different ways.
Josh Peck
I really want to be associated with great projects and character driven projects and films. I have to feed my soul, and keep feeling like an artist and keep being challenged.
I like to be challenged.
I think we are challenged in how we define humanitarian action today and how we relate to long-term needs. We are also confronted with legitimate expectations from the people who want us to respond far more thoroughly to their basic pleas than we would have done in a much more contained form of conflict.
Westboro’s fire and brimstone message was the air I breathed all my life. But after joining Twitter at the age of 23, I encountered people who challenged my beliefs and unearthed contradictions my blind faith had missed.
I was 7 years old, and I challenged everything. I never accepted answers on face value.
One of the things that’s influenced me musically was my experience at Brown University. I was surrounded by musicians that I really admired, and felt challenged to come up with music, lyrics, and recordings that stood up to the expectations of those musicians and myself.
As the Kindle’s dread grip on digital publishing is challenged by tablet computers and Android smartphones, with their bright screens and high resolution, the need for illustration is growing.
There are lots of good directors I would like to work with; I want to be inspired and challenged by them.
Julian Ovenden
The guys I lost to always challenged the title, because they were, like, title eliminators. I lost to Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson and they fought for the belt. Then I won fights against really tough guys.
If you are really challenged, and if you are willing to take the plunge, very often some of the path opens up in front of you.
I’m technologically challenged, so I finally hooked up Bluetooth in my truck so I can talk going down the road.
When you do a drama, you are challenged to trust your inner voice much more. Because when you put a comedy in front of even a 25-person screening, you know whether it’s working or not. The barometer is overt.
Shawn Levy
I need to be challenged so I can get better.
Lorenzen Wright
I am drawn to writing and directing as it is most like the feeling I had when I was a teenager with my puppet theatre. You are more in control of everything and involved in every aspect of production, so more challenged and fulfilled.
I know that I’m not the easiest person to live with. The challenge I put on myself is so great that the person I live with feels himself challenged. I bring a lot to bear, and I don’t know how not to.
I like the encouragement I get from doing new things. I like to feel scared or challenged in the hope that I can pull it off. That little bit of fear creates an energy that I can channel into the performance.
Joanne Whalley
Every theory presented as a scientific concept is just that; it’s a theory that tries to explain more about the world than previous theories have done. It is open to being challenged and to being proven incorrect.
I challenged myself to carry on the style of guitar that my grandmother did: the Carter scratch.
For growth, I need to be challenged and excited about the project. I need to venture out into unknown territories.
Washing dishes as a 17-year-old in an Oxford college and seeing the privileged lifestyles of the undergraduates there convinced me that a system that allowed luxury for the few at the expense of the many needed to be challenged.
What to do with a leading business that’s challenged by a new technology wave without hurting an existing profit stream? The single greatest example of recent memory is Apple‘s willingness to decimate iPod sales by incorporating all the category-defining product‘s features into a new gizmo, the iPhone.
We have grown comfortable not having our perspective challenged. It’s unhealthy.
I’d love to go back to Europe in the ’20s and ’30s, for the beginning of the Psychoanalytic Movement, and Freud and Jung, and all that was going on with discoveries in quantum physics. The whole nature of reality was changing and being challenged.
I have successfully challenged the Western world’s existing model of pharmaceutical innovation, which leads to the creation of monopolistic markets for novel, life-saving drugs that deliver high margins at low volumes.
As users flock to Vine, Snapchat and, previously, Instagram, the social platforms are challenged to continue to be the primary provider of these services to the growing army of smartphone users.
Keith Teare
I’m not a proper traveler. I don’t like to be challenged or have too much of a change and prefer a week away just to relax.
One thing about being in Metallica is I’ve always felt challenged.
I had to drop a boulder to wake people up about the A.R.T. We’ve done that, and now we have audiences again who want cutting-edge work, who want to be challenged, but who also won’t be falling asleep at the theater.
The perception of the horizon is an earthbound event; all horizons disappear in space, and we are left shorn of the sweet roots that have held us to the earth, challenged to imagine what is truly present just before us, a unified and seemingly limitless universe.
Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator, by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on.
I never challenged the ICC verdict. This means I accepted my punishment. It is mentioned in Islamic law that you have got to be punished if you commit a mistake. What is important is that I have learnt my lesson.
If you’re not challenged, you’ll get bored.
Victor Webster
I want to be challenged, I want to work, and I want to feel that I am not being held back, that there is something in front of me, something more inspiring than… just eating breakfast, you know?
Sofia Vassilieva
Traditional consumer banking will come under extreme pressure as its central deposit-taking and lending functions are challenged by online savings vehicles, crowdfunding, and loan syndicating by such nontraditional competitors as insurance companies, pension and hedge funds.
The students I have come in contact with at Harvard are highly competent individuals who prefer to be challenged and respond well to encouragement.
Catherine Asaro
To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.
If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity and my dual careers in music and film, it’s me. I don’t feel frightened; I feel challenged.
To be challenged means to strive. I’m almost certain that’s true.
I’ve always had aspirations to play other characters, but over the years I’ve always felt so happy and so challenged at ‘Emmerdale.’
My mother tells me that I was a very busy, curious child and that I quite often challenged my father when I was little, which she thought was rather good for him!
Claude Picasso
If men were meant to be a dominant power, men would be on this earth by themselves. So, I don’t understand when women‘s rights are challenged – because you’re talking about human rights. You talk about subjugating an entire culture that we heavily depend on for everything we need for survival.
Dancers, like all performing artists, like nothing better than to be challenged.
Karen Kain
Having our fundamental assumptions about life challenged is never a comfortable thing.
Censorship in all its forms must be challenged.
As a director, just to be able to jump in to do something that’s different, and to explore comedy and be challenged by that, is great. Some directors never get that opportunity.
In my entire career, only two actors challenged me as villain in my films. One is Raghuvaran’s character of Mark Antony in ‘Baasha’ and Ramya Krishnan’s portrayal of Neelambari in ‘Padaiyappa.’
You can look at Bad Religion, and, really, almost everything I’ve ever done was an exercise in creativity. I’ve always had a desire to challenge and question authority, and that’s where the fire inside comes from. I challenged authority out of a desire to make things better, not to be nihilistic about it.
I think that it’s important that actors keep getting challenged every day. For every creative person, it’s a terrible moment when they say they have done all they want to do.
Our Prophet was a radical too- he fought against the injustices of his community and challenged the feudal order of his society, so they called him a radical. So what? We should be proud of that!
I’ve arrived at the place if I’m not taking a career risk, I’m not happy. If I’m scared, then I know I’m being challenged.
Why do I want to be challenged or have challenges? That’s why I don’t go climb mountains.
When analysis and opinion are invited, various viewpoints should be represented. Allegations of political blame, when they occur, should be reasonably challenged on all sides, as good journalism requires.
I wish I wasn’t so technically challenged, because it puts you at a distinct disadvantage. I wish I could figure out a way to get more up to speed.
Yes, horoscopes still persist in popular newspapers, but they are there only for the severely scientifically challenged, or for entertainment; the idea that the stars determine our fate has lost all intellectual currency.
I wasn’t feeling challenged. I needed to walk away and unlearn and relearn everything.
When I read, I don’t need a character to look like me, act like me, or think like me. I don’t need to have my heart broken. I don’t need to be surprised or amused or challenged, and I don’t need to swoon.
I have always been restless. I have always been a seeker. It is one of the reasons that I train as hard as I do and I have studied as many disciplines as I have. I need to be challenged.
I feel like when people see me locking in on defense, it kind of challenged everybody else to do the same thing.
People are tired of simple things. They want to be challenged.
The hardest times for me were not when people challenged what I said, but when I felt my voice was not heard.
Carol Gilligan
I challenged things that needed to be challenged at Purdue.
Earl Butz
Cezanne had an enormous influence on everyone in that period; there was a change in attitudes to art. People found him disturbing because they didn’t like their existing ideas being challenged and overturned. Cezanne was probably the key figure in my lifetime.
When I was in the UFC I challenged some of the biggest guys in the world. When I was fighting in Europe I did the same.
Our economic, civil, and constitutional rights are being challenged and, frankly, they are being lost.
I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged.
I know I have made mistakes, and I am grateful for those who both challenged me and gave me the space to grow.
We got our revolution out of the way long before the French and the Americans. The monarchy was restored, but the sovereignty of our parliament, made up of and elected by a slowly widening constituency of the people, has never been seriously challenged since then.
I had never been so challenged in an airplane that I doubted the outcome.
I want to be known for having a recognizable style. I believe having your own personal identity is what makes you competitive. On the other hand, I would like to be versatile and be challenged to go in new directions.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.
When those with wealth and power fear that their privilege is even mildly challenged, they invariably clothe themselves in the garbs of victimhood.
The most rewarding thing is being on Broadway. I went into Cabaret as a replacement and was really challenged beyond anything I could have imagined.
There was a pony named Barbapoppa that I received at the age of five, and he was very mischievous and maybe even devilish. Barbapoppa was the most fabulous first animal I was to have and challenged me much.
When I was younger I really challenged the boundaries of fashion, I guess I always have.
President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people, but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly.
Peter Arnett
Games are the way we keep romance alive. They’re based in human hardwiring. Playing hard-to-get or leaving a little to the imagination allows the woman to be wooed and appreciated and the man to be challenged and intrigued.
Modern-day coaching is about relationships, so I need to know every little thing that will make my players tick. How am I going to get more out of our best players, from Fran Kirby, Lucy Bronze? Lucy wants to be challenged. If you tell her she can’t do something, she’ll try it.
The House of Commons has the undoubted rights to expel members for misconduct. This is an absolute authority which cannot be challenged in any court, as it derives from the twin concept of the High Court of Parliament being the most senior court in the land and of each House’s right to regulate its own affairs.
I think politics today is all about false choices: You can have a robust energy economy and a challenged environment, or a great environment and no economy. That’s a false choice. You can do both.
People care for their community and will invest in their community and will look out for each other if they are challenged to do so.
Princeton ignited my intellectual curiosity and introduced me to a new social world. It… challenged me on the most fundamental levels imaginable. It was where I became a man.
I’m the kind of person who needs to be challenged all the time. I need my brain to go, or else I just end up playing video games all day, you know? That’s cool too, I guess, at times.
As an actor I like to be challenged all the time.
I think, as an artist, it’s very important to continue to be challenged and feel challenged all the time.
Once you achieve a goal and you are on that high, you have to consciously pull yourself in to say, ‘I need to have the same hunger and desire as when I had nothing.’ That’s the hardest thing to do in life. That is getting challenged every single day once you win titles.
I just would like to be challenged. I want to push myself to the limit, and constantly challenge myself and grow as an artist. That’s where I want to go. Explore different things, different characters, in film, and just everything!
Imani Hakim
From early on in my career, I was always challenged to create things. Early in my career, I createdground and pound.’ When I fought Royce Grace the second time, I developed that: stay on guard, follow the hips, press the legs down, press the hips down. When he rested, I ground and pounded him.
Without those experiences in higher education I wouldn’t have been able to do this job. It taught me a more holistic approach and prepared me for the experience of working abroad, where your cultural beliefs are challenged and, sometimes, turned on their head.
You want to be challenged, so you feel like you want to get up and wrestle with the character or enjoy the character – especially with a TV show, because you know you could be doing it for a long time, so you want to make sure it’s something you really enjoy.
I don’t like doing the same thing over and over again, because I learn from being challenged.
You see who the real people are when they’re challenged.
When I make a film about a physically challenged person, I come away with so much. I learn to value what I have. My survival instinct sharpened after ‘Black‘ and ‘Guzaarish.’
I was very green when I started on ‘General Hospital‘ and it really challenged me. There were times I began to doubt myself a lot.
I love working with smart people and being challenged. I also like working on stuff that’s relevant. That’s my adrenaline shot.
Anders Hejlsberg
I realised that identity always seemed to be an issue when it was challenged – thats when it seemed to be most in 3D, so that you could look at it.
I don’t put the pressure on myself to be a very successful movie star. I want to enjoy being an actor and I want to be challenged by the roles I take.
We should all be able to have faith that our governments are working in our best interests – and if they aren’t, then they should be challenged and held to account.
I think that we are so challenged as women to be everything and do everything and make it look easy.
Human affairs require some combination of moral commitment with disciplined political action. And that is what keeps me intrigued and challenged and wanting to influence events.
I’d earned enough money, I had a flat in Wimbledon, I did some corporate things, but I was really unhappy. After being challenged all my life, suddenly there were no challenges any more.
Sue Barker
I’ve been very blessed as far as my faith sustaining me because it’s not like I haven‘t been challenged and I haven’t been tested and disappointed. But my faith does really bind me and keep me.
The threat from terrorists – from extreme ideologies – needs to be challenged head-on.
I never worked hard until I got to the Howard Law School and met Charlie Houston… I saw this man’s dedication, his vision, his willingness to sacrifice, and I told myself, ‘You either shape up or ship out.’ When you are being challenged by a great human being, you know that you can’t ship out.
I’m challenged by people like Russell Crowe and Sean Penn who come in with such incredible discipline and power.
I am very rewarded and challenged in front of the camera.
A lot of fitness has that very masculine energy and drive, and that never worked for me. I want to be challenged. I don’t want to be told that I’m terrible and that I suck and that I’m not good enough – that’s not motivating.
As an NBA fan, there is nothing more irritating than when the league‘s credibility is challenged by cockamamy conspiracy theories.
When I was on that boat, I realized the only way I would feel creatively challenged was if I totally changed everything about my environment and put myself in a storm, in a sense.
Some children challenge themselves to maybe run a marathon or something. I challenged myself to stay up for two days and make cinnamon toast and watch the Jerry Lewis Telethon and laugh and cry.
I love, when I feel challenged, to step up to my highest capacity.
I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength; our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America.
I’ve been writing for years, you know, and when I get to a particular place, city, or different locale, I find myself first of all being challenged by those that love me to write more.
I enjoy working out. I really do. I like the way my heart gets pumping, and sweaty, and I feel challenged; I feel strong.
Every player that I’ve ever been around that’s worth a damn wants to be challenged and wants to be pushed, and wants to be coached hard, and wants to be held accountable.
Betty Shabazz was the wife of a man who challenged a government that was historically unjust. She was harassed and placed under surveillance by the Nation of Islam (NOI), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Ilyasah Shabazz
I wanted to make films that were culturally relevant in my own country, that challenged people, and that people talked about.
With my own memoirs, they are truthful, and I write everything fully expecting to some day end up televised on Court TV, and I’m fully prepared to be challenged legally on it.
I think that Canadians have an incredible reverence for authority and regard for authority, and I think one of the healthy ways that it’s challenged is through questioning it, through the polite hostility of comedy.
Lorne Michaels
I like having the radio on, that way you’re challenged to listen to things that aren’t your choice.
Some people are physically or mentally challenged. I’m emotionally challenged!
I made lots of talks and challenged lots of people.
Earl Butz
I went to the University of San Francisco on an athletic scholarship. I didn’t study in high school. I was just there to get by and to play basketball. But a funny thing happened to me when I got to college. I got challenged by the work and the professors.
There will be times in South Africa when we will be challenged as a team. We have to stand up to that.
You’re supposed to be challenged in college.
The renaissance movement and social reformers have taught us that superstitious beliefs and customs should be challenged and opposed.
I love tennis with a passion. I challenged Boris Becker to a match once and he said he was up for it but he never called back. I bet I could make him run around.
Workers have kept faith in American institutions. Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been when labor‘s right to live has been challenged and denied.
John L. Lewis
Miracle at St. Anna.’ I was challenged by Spike Lee. When he offered me the film, he looked me square in the eye and said, ‘You start this film off and you end this film. I don’t want a dry eye in the theatre. Can you pull that off?’ He was dead serious.
If you’re a human being walking the earth, you’re weird, you’re strange, you’re psychologically challenged.
I’m twitchy. I think I’ve got ADD. I find it hard to sit down. I need to be constantly challenged; otherwise, I get very… well, I guess ‘bored’ is the word.
People have always challenged me. People told me I was going to get this big beer belly when I got done playing. But I work out six days a week, and when I turn 40, I’m going to still have that six pack.
I generally get challenged; I haven’t been typecast, which is really, really, nice. It’s not something that every actor gets, really. It’s luxury. Most actors are capable of it, but they aren’t afforded the opportunity to express their variety.
I’m on a mission to make people aware that I’m not a solo artist. I’m sometimes challenged by the branding of Tim Crouch.
Coronavirus has challenged daily life in Britain in a way not seen for generations.
I’m involved with Kid One Transport and Studio by the Tracks in Alabama. Kid One literally transports kids to better health by giving them transportation they may need to get medical care. Studio by the Tracks is an art outlet for mentally challenged children.
I love to be challenged, and I’m never sitting comfortable in the mediocrity chair.
I loved to be challenged as a leader. I do not want to be told ‘yes.’ I want to be told ‘no.’
One way that whites protect their positions when challenged on race is to invoke the discourse of self-defense. Through this discourse, whites characterize themselves as victimized, slammed, blamed, and attacked.
My mom was real loud and that made me speak only when spoken to. But even as a child, if you challenged me, you would get both barrels.
I actually tried replying to what I thought were some unfair comments on the Internet once or twice, and I never heard back. What seems to happen with some people is they’re very much interested in voicing their own opinions, but not in having them challenged.
I come from an area where it’s mostly, like, football and basketball, those are the sports. So my brother started surfing… I used to make fun of him for it, and then he challenged me to do it, and I’m a huge competitor, and I did it ,and I got hooked.
Manny Montana
In our system of government, the Supreme Court ultimately decides on the constitutionality of laws passed by Congress or of presidential actions. When their actions are challenged, both Congress and the president are entitled to have their positions forcefully advocated in court.
I really don’t have a career plan. I like being challenged and thrown around. But it’s only acting.
It was when ’21’ came out. I was in Los Angeles and my face was everywhere: on buses, on posters, on the side of buildings. I didn’t feel that blown away by it. I was still hungry to prove myself. I realised that quite quickly, that I had to find something that challenged me from an acting point of view.
The problem was just a mean attitude that festers and has to be challenged.
Abstracted hatred is incredibly potent. There’s never the risk of having it challenged by the reality of living human beings.
I like to be challenged as an actor, allowing myself to take up diverse roles. Even audiences get tired of watching their stars in similar roles over and over again.
Hollywood forgets easily. I want to be fulfilled and challenged.
Sam Jaeger
As the technology is developed, autonomous driving could provide driving opportunities for the physically challenged or enable the elderly to continue driving longer. This will be vital as many nations experience an aging population.
I was doing a tour of the ‘Batman‘ live stage production, and I challenged the cast to join me to run. One time, we were running in Switzerland just before Christmas, and it was heavy snow. Another time, we were running down the Seine in Paris on Christmas Day, and we all had Santa hats on.
Obama isn’t good off the cuff, especially when challenged; he is far better with a prepared speech.
Everyone has tests in their life. They come in lots of different forms. I had two or three together, which definitely challenged me as a person and as a sportsman. The big thing is how you react to those situations. You want to come out positively at the other end, and that’s what I focused on doing.
For me, anything that you take on, you want to be challenged. That’s what makes the job exciting.
I had fears going into television that it might become boring to me, and I always like to be challenged, push myself. You do a film, and you know where you’re going; you have this material to stretch and play with as much as possible because you know how it ends.
I was a bit challenged when I was younger to stay on the right path.
Always, as a player, you are questioned and challenged about the next step. That’s what drives the very best: they want to continually win.
I was flying with my brother, and he challenged me to work out on the airplane. He thought it was funny – and I did it!
Izabel Goulart
I am most challenged by playing cash games against the world’s top players. These games force me to think several moves in advance, like in a game of chess. And though I also find tournaments fun to play, they just don’t provide the constant brain buzz that cash game players crave.
We’re being challenged to do something so profound, it’s unprecedented in the history of our species, and there couldn’t be more at stake. It’s not even our species at stake; it’s the whole dream of life on earth that’s taken 4.5 billion years to realize – all this beautiful pastoral life on earth.
I believe that any politician has to be constantly challenged. It is very easy for the rest of us to seduced into thinking they’re smarter than us, or that they are privy to more information.
I want to keep on the move, keep stimulated and challenged.
I’ve always challenged authority.
Being productive at work is rewarding, and feeling supported, challenged, and appreciated allows us to be our most efficient selves.
Prince was unapologetically different, and he made it okay for his fans to be different and to celebrate their individuality. His social conscience challenged us to look deeper than the skin color of our neighbors.
I cannot illustrate huge differences between male and female spiritualities except in their starting points, style and fascinations along the way. This is significant, however, and has huge pastoral implications: men must be challenged in the world of doing; women must be challenged in the world of relating.
Being in construction my whole life – I was trained as an architect – I always had to work with guys. And I always did my homework and then challenged them to figure it out faster than me. They don’t want to be shown up by a woman.
I just I don’t feel challenged by acting anymore. I don’t enjoy the process anymore.
President Trump, when challenged on facts, says that many people feel the way he does. But feelings should not take the place of reason in matters of public policy.
It doesn’t matter what country but I need to be challenged by it. I need to feel the ambition of the club. You need to have a good relationship, with the board and with the owner.
I’m a relatively shy person, but I love being challenged and putting myself in positions that are scary.