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Quotes About Struggle

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Thomas Mann
“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

Karl Marx
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.

[These words are also inscribed upon his grave]”
Karl Marx, Eleven Theses on Feuerbach

Deepak Chopra
“When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.”
Deepak Chopra

Jonathan Safran Foer
“She was like a drowning person, flailing, reaching for anything that might save her. Her life was an urgent, desperate struggle to justify her life.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

Frederick Douglass
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.”
Frederick Douglass

Joseph Conrad
“... it was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary

Albert Camus
“There is scarcely any passion without struggle.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

Deb Caletti
“You've got to have someone who loves your body. Who doesn't define you, but sees you. Who loves what he sees. Who you don't have to struggle to be good enough for.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Rosa Luxemburg
“Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”
Rosa Luxemburg

Thomas Paine
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.”
Thomas Paine

“I believe in love. I believe in hard times and love winning. I believe marriage is hard. I believe people make mistakes. I believe people can want two things at once. I believe people are selfish and generous at the same time. I believe very few people want to hurt others. I believe that you can be surprised by life. I believe in happy endings.”
Isabel Gillies, Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story

Theodore Roosevelt
“Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Carrie Ryan
“You stay safe, You love. You survive. You laugh and cry and struggle and sometimes you fail and sometimes you succeed. You Push.”
Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

Miley Cyrus
“Life's a climb. But the view is great.”
Miley Cyrus

Joseph Conrad
“He struggled with himself, too. I saw it -- I heard it. I saw the inconceivable mystery of a soul that knew no restraint, no faith, and no fear, yet struggling blindly with itself.”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary

Sarah Dessen
“Maybe the truth was, it shouldn't be so easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something's difficult to come by, you'll do that much more to make sure it's even harder--if not impossible--to lose.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

Henry James
“Life is, in fact, a battle. Evil is insolent and strong; beauty enchanting, but rare; goodness very apt to be weak; folly very apt to be defiant; wickedness to carry the day; imbeciles to be in great places, people of sense in small, and mankind generally unhappy. But the world as it stands is no narrow illusion, no phantasm, no evil dream of the night; we wake up to it, forever and ever; and we can neither forget it nor deny it nor dispense with it.”
Henry James, Theory of Fiction: Henry James

Kobayashi Issa
“O snail
Climb Mount Fuji
But slowly, slowly!”
Kobayashi Issa

Joss Whedon
“Wherever I was, I was happy. At peace. I knew that everyone I cared about was all right. I knew it. Time didn't mean anything, nothing had form but I was still me, you know? And I was warm and I was loved and I was finished. Complete. I don't understand about theology or dimensions, or any of it, really but I think I was in heaven. And now I'm not. I was torn out of there. Pulled out by my friends. Everything here is hard, and bright, and violent. Everything I feel, everything I touch this is hell. Just getting through the next moment, and the one after that knowing what I've lost...”
Joss Whedon

May Sarton
“Love opens the doors into everything, as far as I can see, including and perhaps most of all, the door into one's own secret, and often terrible and frightening, real self.”
May Sarton, Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing

Roberto Bolaño
“There is a time for reciting poems and a time for fists.”
Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives

Jodi Picoult
“All it takes is a second and your whole life can get turned upside down.”
Jodi Picoult, Salem Falls

Edmund Burke
“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”
Edmund Burke, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents: Volume 1 Paperback: 001

Jarod Kintz
“My name is a half an hour early, but my body is on time. 
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Victoria Addino
“Never believe for a second that your weak, within all of us we have a reserve of inner hidden strength,”
Victoria Addino

Joseph Conrad
“Anything approaching the change that came over his features I have never seen before, and hope never to see again. Oh, I wasn't touched. I was fascinated. It was as though a veil had been rent. I saw on that ivory face the expression of sombre pride, of ruthless power, of craven terror--of an intense and hopeless despair. Did he live his life again in every detail of desire, temptation, and surrender during that supreme moment of complete knowledge? He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision--he cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath:
The horror! The horror!”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary

Laura Kasischke
“Writing is really just a matter of writing a lot, writing consistently and having faith that you'll continue to get better and better. Sometimes, people think that if they don't display great talent and have some success right away, they won't succeed. But writing is about struggling through and learning and finding out what it is about writing itself that you really love.”
Laura Kasischke

“They key of persistence opens all door closed by resistence ”
John Di Lemme

Roberto Bolaño
“As time goes by, as time goes by, the whip-crack of the years, the precipice of illusions, the ravine that swallows up all human endeavour except the struggle to survive.”
Roberto Bolaño, By Night in Chile

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