We’ve collected the best Challenging Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Nelsan Ellis, Jay DeMarcus, Billy Crudup, Joely Fisher, Lance Stroll. Use them as an inspiration.
Alan Ball, he’s good at challenging his actors, I’ll say that.
When you get to a certain point in your career, it’s easy to just phone it in, to get complacent. If you’re not careful, you can stop challenging yourself.
I went to acting school, and there were twenty other actors in my class who were exceptional. It’s hard for anybody to get work. When I was trying to get jobs, I felt a responsibility to be respectful of the opportunities and take challenging things that could be interesting both for me as an actor and for the audience.
When you experience difficulty at work or in your life, instead of looking back on it as something that was really challenging, look at it and ask yourself, ‘What wisdom did I learn from that?’
At its best, alt comedy can be challenging, surprising, and innovative. And at its worst, alt comics think that being awkward.com/FAQS is a substitution for punchlines.
I think that the secular work environment in general is a place that’s challenging for Christians to thrive in without getting caught up in materialism or in competitiveness or in things that are really not important.
I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do, and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact.
It wasn’t sexual in its element. I wasn’t being exploited. I was doing what happened. It was very challenging because I played Phyllis from 15 years old to 53 when she died of breast cancer.
Indians felt despondent about Indian governance. Changing that atmosphere of gloom was a very challenging task, and I faced many difficulties in rectifying the situation and bringing back confidence and hope.
Fun wouldn’t be the right word… it was the most difficult, challenging, physical, extraordinary stretch I’ve ever had to make, in all those wild regards.
I think it’s more fun to grow to love characters who are flawed than it is to present perfect characters. Perfect characters aren’t very funny. Certainly my friends are a strange, intense bunch of people, and people’s families drive them crazy, but challenging relationships are always more rewarding.
The divestment movement is a start at challenging the excesses of capitalism. It’s working to delegitimize fossil fuels and showing that they’re just as unethical as profits from the tobacco industry.
I just preach the importance of reading, the importance of learning and challenging yourself to be the best you can be in life, whatever it is you do.
I was on ‘The O.C.’ and had a small part, which wasn’t very challenging. I was a bit bored, so I started shadowing directors and they finally gave me a shot. From there, it led to directing other television shows. I am trying to direct a feature film, so we’ll see what happens.
Both Chelsea and Manchester United will be challenging for the Premiership title next season.
I want to play a psycho, something more challenging than just ‘the girlfriend‘ part.
When I’m doing a one-on-one with somebody, I have to speak in a language that that person can understand, using a vocabulary that they instantly get, and I always have to feel my way around to figure that out. It’s a lot of fun, and it’s also really challenging – challenging in a different way from performing.
One of the things that happens that’s challenging within the democratic process is that people say, ‘Look at this failure, so we should totally change this whole thing.’ And then you add in tons of bureaucratic process and checks and balances, and all of a sudden, it doesn’t work that well.
I just look at the character and the arc of the character, and see if it’s going to be challenging. We always want to challenge ourselves. That’s the biggest thing that I look at. Is this going to be a challenge? Is this going to be something that I can try my best to create, that no one could see anyone else do?
I like to play people that are real, a real person, and then something that’s interesting with that person. I think it’s a lot more challenging to do that than something that’s extremely fantasy-like.
Creatively I just enjoy challenging myself in different genres.
Politics is challenging for everyone’s integrity… I have to wake up with myself every morning, and I have to be OK with the person I wake up with. If I string together too many days of waking up with a person I’m not happy to be, I have a lot bigger things at stake in my life than an election or a job.
Through Black Lives Matter and social media, we’ve been able to have a really challenging discussion with America about police and how much it is investing in policing.
Actors are tough because they’re not used to challenging questions – other than from paparazzi. And so you just ask one perfectly legitimate question, but one that they’re not comfortable answering, and all of a sudden they look at you, and you’re the paparazzi.
I’m excited by challenging myself physically and mentally every day.
The most challenging project I’ve ever done, I think, is every single thing I’ve ever tried to do. It’s never easy.
It was through my hashtag #girlslikeus where I connected with other trans women on Twitter and Tumblr. We had challenging conversations, courageous personal revelations, and shared insights and experiences, and just had fun. The hashtag tethered me to many women in my community in impactful, lasting ways.
If your kids attend school and grades are up that will make $1,000 contributions to some 10,000 kids across the country, are challenging kids to learn foreign languages or challenging kids to get summer jobs or seek summer enrichment opportunities?
To be able to make a good living in a challenging medium like soap operas is great. The best is that I get to act and am rewarded for it. And the people I work with are great. Funny, intelligent, hard working. They’re all great to be around.
I like making things. I enjoy putting words and images on a blank space. There should be joy in the writing itself because parts of it are so challenging and lonesome. I take great pleasure in reading, researching, and interviewing. I enjoy forming my sentences and revising them to make them clean.
I have the experience and ability to step in on day one in Washington and start working on the challenging problems facing our country.
A common and highly effective method for challenging a statement is to compare it to the previous statements of the witness for consistency and to compare it with the physical evidence.
Technology is a major tool in exploring and challenging your creativity, but it can also overtake your creativity… My mind goes very fast, and I can see all kinds of images that would be spectacular on the screen. But they would cost so much money, and would they really make the story that much better?
When I’m doing just music all the time, it can get really overwhelming. It’s always challenging to switch it up a bit. And just because you’re a musician, it doesn’t mean that music is your only creative outlet.
It was very, very challenging being on this thing called the gimbal. It would throw you around, give you whiplash, and they’d tie you down.
A montage is incredibly challenging. When I can, I’d like to know what the music is going to be ahead of time because that will affect the beat, the pace of the montage.
The advent of the Internet exposed the fact that the old business model for newspapers was broken. The world wide web fundamentally changed the media eco-system, challenging established journalistic practice in what is known as the mainstream media: radio, television, newspapers and magazines.
Music is my number one, it’s my life, it’s my everything. I’m enjoying challenging myself; I want to raise the bar and set a new standard for Australian pop artists.
I found it more challenging to act in a small scene, especially if it has no dialogue and if it is a close-up with only expressions.
When I first entered the corporate world, doing good and making money were seen as separate and contradictory threads. Challenging that notion set my career – and life – on a new course.
I enjoy challenging myself in new and different ways.
In my 20s, it was easy. In your 40s, it’s a lot more challenging. You have to look at it like you’re an actor, but you’re also a professional athlete. You have to train.
I know it’s strange, but I’ve always had a better time with other people’s wild ideas. Coming up with my own is a deeply emotional and challenging thing to do.
For me, it’s always been about continually challenging myself and continually figuring out how to go down the hill faster.
It is particularly challenging for women who are trying to stay competitive in a real estate market where men really don’t have the same degree of safety concerns.
I wanted to play incredibly challenging, multifaceted characters. Because we are all a puzzle.
It used to take me forever to read and comprehend stuff, so I decided not to make the ‘Captain Underpants’ books too challenging. Don’t get me wrong – the humor and ideas are often sophisticated – but the books aren’t hard to read. I wanted kids who hate reading to find these books irresistible.
Life can be challenging and sad… but music is the easy part.
Writing for videogames is really unique. You learn all the rules of writing, but there’s a whole other set of rules for game writing, and we’re changing them as we move along as well, which makes it more challenging.
TV is so different from the movies. It takes a lot of stamina because you work such long hours. It is really challenging. You are learning the next day’s lines while you are shooting today’s scenes. I found courage I never realised I had. I hope to do more.
Speaking out and challenging the status quo is seldom cheered at the UN.
Whenever I feel I am going through my own ‘little’ challenging moment, I just think about my mom.
It makes sense for social scientists to become more involved in policy because many of society‘s most challenging problems are, in essence, behavioral.
I’m challenging the assumption that you need to be a dog-eat-dog person to survive in a corporate environment.
As an artist, I think it’s important to always keep growing, and I definitely want to keep challenging myself.
Retail is about change. It’s challenging and fast-paced. It’s a team sport.
I’ve been on a lot of sets, and I’ve been around a lot of directors, and I’ve been working for many years now, but stepping in the shoes of being the decision maker and the guy that everybody is relying on at some point, yeah, it was challenging for sure. One thing is that you’re responsible for a large group of people.
I’ve actually come to respect the most irritatingly challenging people I’ve worked with as really valuable in improving group decision-making and what to do and what to invest in.
We knew the 2017-18 offseason would be one of our most challenging. We’ve known that for a long time.
Being an astronaut is a wonderful career. I feel very privileged. But what I really hope for young people is that they find a career they’re passionate about, something that’s challenging and worthwhile.
I love making fiction films as well as nonfiction ones, and hope to keep challenging myself to make better and better work.
‘Sacred Games’ has actually turned out to be the most challenging experience of my acting career.
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.
I always believed that you can make challenging films, but they should be fiscally responsible.
I think being a parent is the most challenging thing you do. That’s why we’re here. It’s at the heart of what it is to be a human being. It’s the ultimate experience because it questions everything about who you are. But it’s difficult.
After 20 years of doing comedy, I find dramatic work more challenging.
I love a challenge, and I love challenging people’s preconceptions.
As an actor, or as a person, I like to do things that are challenging.
The most challenging thing is people do see me as a tennis player, but I’ve had a lot of opportunities because I am a tennis player. And I don’t mind that.
I enjoy what I do, but it’s more challenging than people think.
You’re really creative when you’re in an environment that you don’t know how to handle. So collaborating was like that for me. I think that was one of the reasons why I knew I was gonna get a challenging reaction.
Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible.
I love playing different and challenging characters on screen, and Newton is one such role. But I’m someone who doesn’t think so much about what will happen next.
Working with franchises can be challenging, but at the same time I really did enjoy working on ‘Star Wars,’ for example, and I have done a lot of ‘Dungeons & Dragons‘ games, but I still enjoy it very much.
The most important thing to keep in mind is the incredible diversity of talent that’s out there – there are so many great actors from all over Asia, from Singapore and Hong Kong to the Philippines and Mainland China, not to mention many great Asian-American actors who are eager for fun and challenging roles.
I am generally fascinated by what are the big, challenging questions – that’s behind my curiosity.
I feel as though my criteria are based more on how challenging the role is, it doesn’t have to fit into any particular profile, is it something that I’ve never done before, and is it something that I feel like I can really feel challenged and therefore fully engaged in, and that’s when the work gets to be the most fun.
I’ve worked with some incredibly difficult directors but my understanding is that a lot of the best people are driven from a place of being extremely challenging and dark within their way.
I want to be a part of something that’s good and intellectually challenging.
There needs to be a place in the church or just outside – there needs to be a place where people feel free to ask questions without being put upon, where they feel free to ask difficult, challenging questions to voice their skepticism.
It’s very challenging to carve back market share.
The most challenging part of being CEO is communicating to 200,000 people what you want done.
Among the many things that have slipped up on me while my back was turned are all of these challenging and well-manicured public courses that have sprung up across America with elegant bars and restaurants.
That may be one of the qualities a lot of owners have. They thrive on times that are challenging and changing because you have to grasp the big picture.
These are challenging times at home and around the world. We will have to work together in a bipartisan spirit and with our international partners if we are going to achieve progress and peace now and for future generations.
Parenting definitely has some challenging moments.
President Obama and Hillary Clinton most definitely signaled to Islamic State leaders that they had no intention of seriously challenging them, or even of calling radical Islamic terrorism by its name.
Most teachers still say they love teaching though they wouldn’t mind a little more respect for their challenging work and a little less blame for America’s educational shortcomings.
The first months at Harvard were more than challenging, as I came to the realization that the humanities could be genuinely interesting, and, in fact, given the weaknesses of my background, very difficult.
It is very challenging to have a kind of data-driven, performance-oriented culture and to do progressive pedagogy. These things don’t naturally, or easily, go together.
I actually see a lot of the pain and destruction, like Black Lives Matter, in the long-term as positive because it shows that we’re moving forward; we’re evolving and moving and challenging the frontiers.
I never expected to be the face of sexual harassment. But I never give up on anything. So when placed in a new, challenging situation, it’s like, ‘I’m going to give this 110% because that’s what I’ve done my entire life.’
When I was 17, I went to India for six weeks and had what, at the time, was a very challenging trip. You walk down the street and you see lepers and beggars, and there were several of us, a group of Americans. I remember we were just trying to park one night somewhere and people were just sleeping in the parking lot.
I was a gay kid who didn’t know I was a gay kid, which was really challenging because you think there is something wrong with you until you understand what it is.
One of the most challenging aspects of writing a memoir is finding your own voice, and you should be very careful about being influenced by someone else’s voice.
Not many people were speaking truth to power in the ’80s. I had a really good time doing it – I found it gratifying. It was a joy to have an opportunity to say what you believed. It’s challenging to do it in fiction, but I liked writing the novels. I liked writing ‘Democracy‘ particularly.
2016 was really challenging for me. I don’t know what it was.
I’d say that ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ is the most challenging movie I’ve made. It was tough to figure out how to lead this large cast into some very sensitive, intense, emotional scenes.
The more blows you have in life, the better, because it means you’re challenging yourself.
Divorce is challenging. When your kids go through things, it’s tough. But it’s no different for any other woman. And I have great compassion for single moms. It’s lousy out there for them. I had the ability to work. I have always been the provider anyway, but there are a lot of women who can’t support themselves.
Unlike what people assume, it is more challenging when you work with people whom you are comfortable with, because they know what you are coming up with, and hence, they expect you to deliver something new or different.
Probably the most difficult things were my favorite parts. The make-up and the big fight sequence at the end of the movie were very difficult but really fun and challenging.
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.
Anytime I get the chance to sing or work with Michael John, it is such an incredibly fertile and incredibly creative and safe and encouraging environment – and challenging, too, because he is so collaborative!
Every character needs an adversary – one who is both challenging and a contrast for the hero. The best adversaries reveal something about the character they’re contrasting.
Extreme sports tricks are becoming increasingly complex, the courses ever more challenging and crashes all too common.
Imagine a libertarian president challenging Congress to repeal the PATRIOT Act.
Being a conglomerate, each of our businesses has a different challenge; business landscape is different for each business. It makes it challenging as well as exciting.
What keeps this industry challenging as an actor is that you never know how something will turn out. The ups and downs are constant. You’re never just smoothly sailing along. You’re always going to be on loose footing. That’s what ultimately now I expect and accept and that doesn’t scare me as much.
For me, the most challenging thing was developing myself as a songwriter and as a performer and as the leader of a band. And I just did it.
Restoration I did because I really loved e novel and I like Michael Hoffman, who directed it, but it wasn’t a really challenging part for me. I’m not critical of the film: I just don’t think I gave a very interesting performance.
I just want to keep challenging myself. Keep moving the goalposts and raising my game.
I’d love to play more challenging roles, characters that would stretch my comfort zone and imagination.
I like doing a challenging class because it makes me more brave in life. My perception of hardships is now completely different. I’m not whining and moaning inside as much.
Each one of us has our own evolution of life, and each one of us goes through different tests which are unique and challenging. But certain things are common. And we do learn things from each other’s experience. On a spiritual journey, we all have the same destination.
My path to motherhood was challenging, to say the least, and I always feel like I’m living a ‘Sliding Doors’ version of my life.
The transition from unknown to known-in-publishing has been empowering but also challenging. It’s an honor to know that people actually want to know what I think about certain issues, but I also have to be careful about what I say or, rather, how I say it. The Internet is forever, y’all.
I do music that makes me happy by challenging myself to go the extra mile and not do what everyone else is doing.
I came from a traditional family, and it was an exciting but challenging transition to move to America and live on my own. The world around me was suddenly so different.
‘Piper‘s Pit’ was totally unscripted – everything just happened – thus, innovation was a challenging must to accomplish.
Science is very vibrant. There are always new observations to be found. And it’s all in the interest in challenging the authority that came before you. That’s consistent with the punk rock ethos that suggests that you should not take what people say at face value.
I think that makeup can be challenging, especially when you are younger.
Living without my children in Manchester has been incredibly challenging for me.
What tends to happen when people talk about Chinese sci-fi in the West is that there’s a lot of projection. We prefer to think of China as a dystopian world that is challenging American hegemony, so we would like to think that Chinese sci-fi is all either militaristic or dystopian. But that’s just not the reality of it.
Being a successful Hollywood actress may be challenging, but little did I know that the very body that had always been my calling card would betray me.
My grandmother, who passed away at the beginning of November, had a core adage in her life that ‘life is not about what happens to you but about what you do with what happens to you.’ She recently had been cajoling me and challenging me to do more with my life. To lead more of a purposefully public life.
The pace of change in marketing and the marketplace continues to accelerate. Unicorn companies are challenging long-established brands, and categories are being re-imagined.
I’ve purposely made my music to be challenging and different. There’s some electronics, R&B, blues, Motown, country, jazz and lots of soul.
I find the roller-coaster ride of auditioning most challenging. It’s always about putting yourself out there, being rejected, and then getting back out there and trying again.
It just seems there’s better things to do in your life than be on television if it’s not interesting, if it’s not challenging, if it’s not fun. You know? When it stops being those things for me, I’ll stop making television.
It’s fun to get away from myself for a while when I take on these roles that have very different personalities from my own. I get to say things I normally wouldn’t say or act in ways I normally wouldn’t act. After all, such roles are more challenging because you really have to immerse yourself in the character.
The most challenging thing that female wrestlers face is time. Getting those segments on Raw, getting one, two, three, four segments on SmackDown, main-eventing a pay-per-view, being considered a face of the division… And I have said it since day one: I want to be an attraction for the company.
I would like to take up any kind of film that comes my way if I find the story interesting and challenging.
I think, for every actor, the most challenging part of playing a character, specially a real-life character, is to convince yourself that you are the character.
We police in America in communities of color and economically challenging community, we police based on the behavior of the numerical minority that is committing crime. That small percentage of people who commit crimes in a community becomes the methods that’s used for the entire community.
In life, it is important to not be afraid to put yourself out there, win or lose. It is all about the spirit of challenging yourself to be open to realizing your highest potential.
If you do the same thing all the time, it’s not very challenging.
Working outdoors in the Delacorte Theater is always challenging.
It must be said that it is challenging to balance uncompromising artistic integrity with commercial requirements, but I’ve also come to learn that couture clients are adventurous and particularly unpredictable in their taste.
Looking back at my earlier pictures, I think that the work is very much coming from the same place. I have gone through a period of challenging myself with a complicated idea to currently challenging myself with the idea of simplicity.
Comedy is much more challenging, because you have to have the same level of belief but you have to make people laugh, and that’s definitely a challenge.
I take them both seriously – I don’t particularly want to be an ‘actor-musician.’ I want to play the great challenging parts, to be right for the part, rather than just, ‘Oh, he can play the fiddle.’
I do think there are some big questions here about approach, about how people are treated. I was brought up in very challenging areas.
I’d like to be making more films more frequently, but I do find that making movies, for me, has proven to be an extremely challenging road. No movie is easy; no movie has come together quickly.
I think to do anything out of one’s comfort zone, there has to be some aspect of it that feels inspiring and challenging in a positive way.
The directing is something that is incredibly satisfying to me and challenging to me because it’s asking me to draw on everything I’ve been able to absorb over all these years of acting and having all this set experience.
When I’m working, even though it’s sometimes challenging and difficult, there’s still no place I would rather be.
It is illegal to be a member of an organization that is challenging the constitution by armed force.
In ‘George Lopez’, I played Veronica who’s a bratty 18-year-old, and so I feel like it’s much easier for me to play that because I feel like a late bloomer. It wasn’t difficult or challenging at all because it’s not like I haven’t been a teenager.
The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we’re in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it’s very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie.
I’d never thought of horror as being so challenging, but it is.
I’ve always enjoyed doing challenging things and also challenging common wisdom.
I had a really kind of yucky divorce and it was really challenging to get over that.
The worst thing when you’re working is to say, ‘I have a question,’ and the other person goes, ‘No! This is what it is.’ That kind of rigidity is very challenging because musicals are constantly mutating.
Once you do a show like ‘Modern Family,’ which has been an amazing thing, and I’m so happy about it, it does make it a little challenging to do other things.
When you’re a touring musician, you’re always turning over new rocks, and there’s always a certain level of tension in your life. The music business, and the travel that comes with it, is stressful, challenging, redundant, exhausting, exciting, and often very depressing.
I was a swimsuit model, and I got bored. Acting was challenging. It was very hard and intimidating. We choose to do things in life sometimes that scare the crap outta us. Performing in front of people was my challenge.
I have a very difficult, high-pressured job. Everyone knows how challenging it is to balance family responsibilities with a job that takes me across the country and working extremely hard.
Microprocessors were instantly attractive to us because you could build something for a fraction of the cost of conventional electronics. That’s essentially what we did with the Traf-O-Data computer – only it was too narrow and challenging an area to try to build a service business in.
The Gospel of Judas is a kind of protest literature. It’s challenging leaders of the church.
When you walk onto any set, it’s usually primarily men. Which can be weird, especially when you’re doing something emotionally challenging.
We have to get to a point in this country where our top players are seeking out the most challenging environments.
For us as entertainers traveling, the schedule gets really crazy – flying all the time, being on a bus tour, changing hotels every day. And it’s challenging.
‘Star Trek‘ says that it has not all happened, it has not all been discovered, that tomorrow can be as challenging and adventurous as any time man has ever lived.
It seems to me that whatever path you choose to take, in the end its up to each of us to try, test and live what we find out, to apply it and see what actually works, and that’s the exciting and challenging part of this very real adventure.
Doing comedy is very challenging, as I am a shy person in real life.
The evolution of playground equipment has been to this ever safer, less challenging, less interesting assemblies of equipment.
It’s always challenging to go into a role.
While I’m in L.A. I always make time for my favorite activity which is hiking. The trails in California are amazing, as they are always challenging, and I never get bored from all the beautiful scenery.
Life is too short to do anything that’s not challenging.
To try to be a professional athlete and work out when you’re not sleeping right, you’re traveling day to day, not to mention the bumps and bruises in the ring, and you’re trying to eat right – it’s a very, very challenging job.
A youthful American voice isn’t particularly challenging – I’ve been a young American, and they’re all around me. I can walk from my house to Barrington High School.
I actually had someone say to me, ‘Lynn, you’re going to have very good days, and you’re going to have very bad days. But It’s rare that things are as good as they look, and it’s rare that things are as bad as they seem.’ So having perspective, and challenging perspective, is important to making good decisions.
Marriage is a lot more challenging when you have a demanding career.
You’re going to have twenty years as host of the ‘Today Show,’ and eighteen of those years are going to be so unbelievably fantastic that you’re going to think you’re living in a fantasy world. And one or two of those years is going to be incredibly frustrating and challenging.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
It’s challenging to find self-love when there’s confusion and you’re living in a world that’s seemingly very binary and black and white.
That’s what university life is all about. Challenging, questioning, enjoying good people and good friends, and pushing yourself to the limit.
It’s easy to play a character who is suffering with a disease or has a psychological problem. ‘Gentleman‘ is completely opposite. There are both positives and negatives in the role, and it is the most challenging role I have done so far.
It is challenging to communicate attractions which are hard to understand unless you actually touch and experience them yourself. This is especially so with Wii U because it has unprecedented entertainment potential.
And I had known Peter O’Toole before in London. And I’d liked him very much. And the thought of being in a picture with him was very challenging to me. And he was playing the starring role.
I faced quite a few challenging times, and in front of those, I was more positive than some people not facing those conditions. I’m actually of the belief now that it is that struggle that offers you that open-hearted hope.
I found the structure of writing a screenplay harder than the structure of writing an essay. But it was definitely challenging to force myself to sit and write. I’m not used to having to force myself to work.
One of the most challenging things for me to do was to walk away from ‘Black Panther.’
I think acting is definitely the most fulfilling, because it’s the most challenging in my mind.
I do a lot of media work, I’ve been investing and I’m involved with real estate. It’s totally different from what I had been doing but I find it challenging and fun. To be honest, I really don’t miss the track. I pretty well accomplished what I set out to do and it was time to move on.
While it can be challenging for women with disruptive, technology-based ideas to acquire significant funding, in my experience, once I was able to raise that funding, I was met with droves of people offering to help me fulfill my dreams.
I decided that I want to live in a big world. And since then, any time I’m confronted with a challenging situation, I go for it.
Pope Francis is not only changing the face of the Catholic Church, he’s challenging us to be the face of God in the world by seeing the face of God in the person we least expect to see it, including the person in the mirror.
To me it’s more fun and more challenging, too, to do different types of pictures.
When you are doing a site that you understand is not making money, you kind of understand when times get challenging or there is a new economic climate, you will be scrutinized very closely.
Do we value privacy in any real way? Thinking about blogs, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace… all these suggest we value exposure rather more. And instead of challenging this transformation, as they are supposed to – certainly at the more thoughtful edges of the art – novelists are buying into it wholesale.
So I’ve tried to be this very eccentric character, and that works very well if you want to be a painter which I did once upon a time, if you want to be a musician which I did once upon a time. But if you want to make movies and you want to make challenging movies, you’ve got to be the sanest person in the room.
The challenging part of parenting for me is to make sure that an individual person is an individual and not some sort of cookie-cutter version of me. At the same time, I want to make sure that I impart my sense of the world as an adult.
Love is a complicated emotion because you can learn something or hear something that goes against what you have come to know personally. It can be very challenging to what you believe.
The big difference between TV and theater is that you get to do a new play every week, so it’s quite challenging, but it keeps you fresh. There’s never any fear of getting stale in your performance.
Hollywood is a challenging place; it’s very easy for people to lose their heads. Fortunately, I grew up on it and I think I have a little bit of a head start.
It’s a little challenging as a congressman to keep a low profile, but I try very hard to keep a low profile.
Efforts to develop critical thinking falter in practice because too many professors still lecture to passive audiences instead of challenging students to apply what they have learned to new questions.
I think ageing is challenging, surprising, fun, and full of friendship, so that is the approach I’ll take, objecting to the stigmatization of ageing in so many modern societies.
I had to do this very aggressive, big score in a very short time, and knowing that in the beginning, middle, and end would be this very, very famous theme, but I still had to weave a score around it and make it work as a score was really challenging.
I like challenging myself. I’m not a person who likes not to work.
The brain is the most complex, challenging scientific puzzle we have ever tried to decode.
Why is it braver to be a single mother versus being with a partner? Being in a couple and having a child could be more challenging because there might be conflict if the male partner cannot understand the extreme attachment a woman feels when she has a child.
I love being a dad. Basically it’s the most gratifying, rewarding relationship in life. But, at the same time, it certainly is the most challenging.
I’m always trying to figure out ways to one up everyone, and that’s what I love about competitions. I love challenging myself and pushing the envelope.
Its challenging getting people to pay the right money to eat really good food and finding great people to work for you.
Stating my views on Islam has brought me to court on charges of ‘group insult‘ and incitement to racial hatred. I am being tried for voicing opinions that I – and my constituents – consider to be the truth. I am being tried for challenging the views that the ruling establishment wants to impose on us as the truth.
Based on all criteria – military power, economic influence, cultural dominance – America remains number one, even though other, new players are increasingly challenging it in that role.
Sustaining true friendship is a lot more challenging than we give it credit for.
What I love about my job is challenging myself and finding weird, different roles.
Movie acting is a great job for your twenties: You travel all over, you have affairs with people, and you throw yourself into one part and then another. It gets more challenging as you get older, and it’s not just having a daughter, it’s wanting to have your own life and be yourself.
Like so many families, we were dealing with limited means. We weren’t poor at all, but we had some challenging times financially. When my stepdad got laid off… we were really trying to find our footing for a couple of years.
In my experience, it’s all wonderful with girls until about 16. Around that time, boys kind of calm down and start focusing their testosterone. Girls get a little challenging, especially for fathers.
I still feel I belong to the theatre. There is nothing more challenging and exciting for an actor than performing before a live audience. The stage is the real testing ground for an actor.
I love challenging the status quo.
Challenging and highlighting abusive power dynamics in our culture is my goal; replicating them is not.
As for what’s the most challenging aspect of teaching, it’s convincing younger writers of the importance of reading widely and passionately.
I try to create an environment where it’s okay to make a mistake, though it’s not okay to be unfocused or come in unprepared. I’m challenging and demanding, but very patient. I don’t tell you how to get there and I don’t show you what to do, though I’ll ask leading questions.
I’d rather risk confusion and stay creatively fresh and stimulated. I feel like I’m growing and challenging myself all the time.
Regardless of where the offer comes from, I’ll choose characters that are inspiring and challenging.
I want to work, but the balance to find between working and being a mom is challenging.
I don’t think rock ‘n roll is necessarily a young man‘s game. I think Neil Young is just as rock’n’roll now as he was in his 20s. I’d like to think we can still be edgy and challenging.
All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.
I’m just so lucky – my office is a racetrack. That is something I’m very thankful for. It’s exciting, and it’s challenging, and there are a lot of emotions and nerves that come with it, but right there before the gates open, before that minute and a half or two minutes of the race, it just hits you.
One of the fun things about being an actor is stepping outside yourself and outside of your own experience. It’s challenging yourself to totally commit to something that in your core is so wrong.
I love to travel and to be inspired by new things, so everything is always new. I’ve never done the same bathroom or the same kitchen a second time. It’s challenging, and I like to be challenged.
There’s a certain type of theatre that I haven’t got any time for at all – established, boring, same-old stuff without any reason or passion. There’s quite a lot of it about, and it motivates me to try to do something different, something risky, raw, ugly, and challenging.
Coming to YG entertainment as a trainee was one of the most challenging yet most life changing periods of my life.
I really appreciate that: to walk into an environment where everyone is serious and dedicated to creating the best performance possible and challenging themselves to figure out the most interesting way to approach the work.
I have a proven record, a record of accomplishment, a record of cutting taxes, of shrinking the government, of reforming education, of challenging the status quo, eliminating career civil service protections, shrinking the government workforce by 11 percent, but leading the nation in job growth.
I mean, really, skateboarding is just going out and having fun with your friends and filming cool tricks and challenging yourself and just really just having a good time. That’s what skateboarding really is.
People have always found me challenging – I don’t know why, when I am only being myself. I don’t understand why they find me so annoying but they do. It is pity, but that is how it is.
Some mentors are more challenging than others.
It’s very challenging to learn something new as an adult.
You can be far more challenging, articulate and intelligent writing for television than you can writing for the cinema.
Challenging the integrity of the non-proliferation regime is a matter which can affect international peace and security.
I just like to keep challenging myself, keep it varied. It’s a craft, and I’m constantly trying to learn and get better at it.
We must give Trump credit for asking many politically incorrect questions and challenging mainstream Republican dogma on immigration.
For me, as an actor, just to keep acting and to keep being able to work and to do different roles and challenging roles, that’s something I’d love to do.
Rather than constantly questioning and challenging our beliefs and being willing to think differently about the opportunities that are out there, we withdraw into what we’ve done before. And in a world that’s rapidly changing, that’s a formula for vulnerability.
As an actor, it’s really exciting and challenging to play a character which is much older than your actual age.
The process of science is difficult and challenging. It involves always being aware that your ideas might be right or they might be wrong. I think it’s that kind of balance that makes science so interesting.
It’s really difficult to navigate attention and stardom and celebrity status and still try to maintain yourself and hold onto your intelligence and integrity. It’s really challenging.
‘Guardian‘ journalism itself will remain what it has always been: thoughtful, progressive, fiercely independent and challenging, and also witty, stylish, and fun.
With the support and dedication from employees at every level of the company, we’ve been successful in expanding supplier diversity in many areas, including traditionally challenging areas such as construction services, legal and professional services.
You see any movie, and it’s just a feat of human strength and perseverance. It is a brutally challenging business.
Everybody goes through challenges. There’s stuff that happens personally that’s challenging, stuff in work that’s difficult, disappointments that happen.
I think as you get older, you realize there’s always going to be critics. Critics are going to win every time because they can change their critique based on the stats and their own personal feelings. It’s less about proving people wrong, the critics wrong, and it’s more about challenging myself to keep this level up.
India is a unique and special place but a challenging business environment.
I just want to keep challenging myself and keep, like, trying new things.
It’s really fun and challenging to build things that have never been built before.
If you can help guide somebody through a challenging moment because you’ve been there, that ends up becoming a great gift.
It’s equally interesting and challenging to work on stage as much as movies.
I believe that good television should be challenging and frustrating and maddening and thrilling. If you just want to see people who look like you and think like you and do what you would do in any given situation, you’d have to stop looking at TV and start looking in a mirror. But would that be as much fun?
The automotive year 2013 was, especially for European car makers, extremely challenging.
Multiple mergers can be challenging because people come from different backgrounds.
I like confusing people and challenging myself.
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.
I think all women should learn how to strip. It’s a really healthy, extremely challenging thing to do.
I quit flying myself last year and that was difficult for me because I enjoy it as much as playing golf. It was an adjustment sitting in the back of the plane, rather than at the controls, but I’ve grown accustomed to it and enjoy reading a book, doing some work or challenging my wife to a game of dominos.
The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom.
We’re apt to fall in love with those who are mysterious and challenging to us.
I’d quite like to do a film but I’d also love to do more theatre. I want to keep challenging myself with good roles. It’s harder for women because there aren’t as many challenging roles.
I am attached to the west coast of Scotland – it’s gorgeous to look at and challenging. You have to contend with the possibility of being blown away or rained on. And in the summer months you can be eaten alive by midges.
Challenging vested interests requires a government’s full commitment.
Be open to opportunity and take risks. In fact, take the worst, the messiest, the most challenging assignment you can find, and then take control.
I love sports. I love being active. I love challenging myself. I was a jock growing up from the time I could walk.
Books are challenging and inspirational to me.
My first thought when I came here was that I understood why there are so many great Irish writers – because there is something mystical in the air. There’s always this cloudy, moody sky and it’s challenging.
The challenging times will bring you closer together in marriage.
There are more people than you think who want to have a challenging experience, in which they are obliged to reflect about the past.
Just like medicine anywhere else, I get to walk through life with people in the midst sometimes of their most difficult and challenging circumstances they’ve faced – a terminal diagnosis, bad news, poor prognosis – and also the most joyful times with people, like the birth of a new baby.
Every artist undresses his subject, whether human or still life. It is his business to find essences in surfaces, and what more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul?
I like challenging people. I love pop music that can just throw you off.
I come from an art-school background, and I still feel that in my music, it’s about exploration and challenging myself, about putting myself in a place that’s frightening because I haven’t been there before.
I’m fortunate to have success, but it was a long and challenging road, so I try to make that not be the case for other women.
I want to be in some Willy Wonka-type weird stuff, a role where I’m an alien. Anything that’s new and challenging and real. I like real stuff.
At the end of the day, I’m a human being and I just think that’s what it is. Challenging stereotypes by just being who I am.
I was just excited to have challenging work to do and smart people to work with.
Life is challenging enough without politicians to confuse us.
It’s astounding how challenging plays are… The scary part is that you get to encounter humanity in a way you don’t in films. The audience amplifies the experience.
Maybe some people think that it’s all about the hype, about the fame, but it’s not. It’s all about being the best. It’s all about challenging myself everyday.
We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
You can only get better by challenging yourself.
Back during the most dramatic and challenging time in our history, when we first came together with wolves, we had no idea that it was changing everything, but we literally evolved together. Without us there would be no dogs, and vice versa.
The world has entered an era of the most profound and challenging change in human history.
If you watch the evening news, Dr. Kissinger is very often brought on to sort of be the statesman of his age and to reflect dispassionately on world events. And so a film challenging his legacy, a film that assesses charges that are quite grave against him, is something that is touchy for the media to show.
As the generalization goes about the art industry, people can be really challenging and thought-provoking in their thinking and questioning the status quo, and it’s really important that the status quo can be questioned and that there are people doing that.
Work is no longer challenging.
I needed to do a play. I needed to learn how to act again, in a focused, all-encompassing way, and a really challenging play is a great way to do that.
After joining theatre, I started thinking that acting in films was not half as challenging as theatre.
‘The O.C.’ was very challenging.
One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man.
The truth of the matter is coming up with a title is one of the most challenging things we do.
People are deeply interested in rewriting the established narratives and challenging what we see as the norm in every way. We want to see a new definition of beauty and sexy. We want to see different people look vulnerable and show strength and redefine what it means to be strong.
I started doing non-surf stuff like commercials, short films, and music videos and just started expanding my filmmaking that way. I started doing that more for a career: you know, it was paying the bills, and it was challenging. I was stimulated by it.
Every artist says that he/she wants to do something challenging, and I’m not any different. If someone approaches me with a serious role, I’ll be more than happy.
Playing basketball is second nature to me; acting I found far more challenging.
I’m trying to lead by example. But I’m definitely challenging myself to be a better player, the player I want to be.
Sometimes fake laughing is hard once you’ve done a scene 18 times. I don’t want to brag, but I have a reputation for being very, very good at that. It’s funny finding what’s challenging about acting as you go.
That’s the joy of art – it should be dangerous and challenging but it’s just art – it’s safe.