Struggled Quotes

Struggled Quotes by J. Cole, Edmonia Lewis, Gilbert Baker, Barack Obama, Dominique Dawes, Asia Kate Dillon and many others.

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I struggled with being a broke college graduate, and while all my friends were getting career jobs, I was working horrible part-time jobs. That’s why now, even when I get tired, I think, ‘This is what I asked for.’
J. Cole
I have a strong sympathy for all women who have struggled and suffered.
Edmonia Lewis
When I was young, they thought I was from outer space. I was the only gay person they probably knew, and they struggled with that. Everybody knew I was gay. They just didn’t want to talk about it.
Gilbert Baker
I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
Barack Obama
I struggled with self-esteem issues as a young girl, and it was not until my gymnastics career was completed in 2000 that I realized my accomplishments would not have been possible without my type of body, and I finally started to appreciate and celebrate myself.
Dominique Dawes
I struggled coming to terms with the fact that I’d been assigned female at birth, but that I didn’t feel like a girl or a woman or a man or a boy.
Asia Kate Dillon
For every single person who’s struggled with depression, there’s this weird part of your brain that tells you you’re the only person who’s ever felt like that, even if you know for a fact it’s not true.
Phoebe Bridgers
Initially I struggled to find gluten-free products, but things have gradually improved, and now retailers like Holland & Barrett – with their new Free From range – are starting to cater for celiacs.
Jameela Jamil
No one could understand the bond between me and my brother. I struggled to understand the forces that drove his soul in one direction and mine in another.
Barry White
As a person who has spent my career as a child psychologist and have dealt with many children who have struggled with many problems in families, I have seen families ripped apart by so many things that sometimes law has tried to deal with.
Timothy Murphy
The provision of healthcare in America has been a major policy issue for many decades. From the establishment of Medicare & Medicaid to the Affordable Care Act, we have struggled to find a solution for not just providing access to healthcare – but also becoming a healthier population.
Deb Haaland
I struggled and I did theater for 10 years, for 15 years, I tried to get little parts here and there in TV shows. So, for me, the opportunity to work with Jim Carrey was amazing, it was phenomenal, it was eye-opening.
James Tupper
I never struggled with trying to figure out what it was I wanted to do or what made the sparks go for me.
Scarlett Johansson
I’m always sorry to finish a book, to let go of characters I love, people I’ve struggled to understand for years, people who evolve before me.
Kathryn Harrison
I definitely, when I was younger, struggled a little to understand my identity and who I wanted to be.
Chloe Kim
I love my bandmates, and they’re my friends, and even though we had fun and got to tour and I got to play the drums a lot, which I’ll always appreciate, we had a really rough time. We toured and tried to get people to come to our shows and put out records, and we really struggled.
Fred Armisen
It’s estimated that 16 million people in the U.S. have struggled with depression – and I include myself in that statistic. It’s real, and it’s not shameful, and there is help available. You can bring it to the light, you can tell the truth, you can go to a meeting, you can reach out to a friend. None of us are alone.
Lisa Jakub
I would vote for the man who’s lived life, who’s done different occupations, who’s been out in the real world and struggled to make a living, struggled to raise a family, struggled with life as it exists. So I’d vote for experience, honest experience.
Oliver Stone
The reality is that a person who has always struggled with numbers is unlikely to be a great accountant or statistician.
Tom Rath
I kind of struggled as a 10-year-old to make out what it meant that Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were killed within two months of each other. I think I was 14 when Watergate happened and a president was impeached. So between my birth and age 14, I just saw a lot of turmoil.
Tim Kaine
I don’t believe I was meant to be a professional quarterback. I was meant to have these life experiences and be an impact on others who’ve struggled. That’s what I’m meant to do.
Ryan Leaf
Ever since I’ve been blessed with success, I’ve struggled a little with anonymity and even family. I’ve had people calling asking for money, and I have to ask them first, ‘Are you working? Have you been trying to help yourself?’ Then I feel like I can help.
Tyler Perry
During the 10 years I worked as a prosecutor, I always struggled with what to do with someone who was clearly mentally ill and committed a horrific crime.
Kimberly Guilfoyle
When I finished the juniors I felt, perhaps for about a year and a half, that everything was going to be the same and that I would be able to go out there and win any match. But it wasn’t the case. I struggled.
Amelie Mauresmo
One thing I struggled with early in my career was the delicate balance between my performance and my identity. When things on the field went well, I was cheerful and felt important. When things went poorly, my countenance and self-concept plummeted, and I was not pleasant to be around.
Benjamin Watson
Modern fake fur looks so much like real fur that the moment it leaves the atelier, no one can tell it’s not the real thing. And I’ve struggled with that.
Stella McCartney
I think my wife has struggled a bit because of how obsessive I get with what I eat and stuff.
Bradley Wiggins
My mother really struggled when we were young. She was on food stamps and welfare. Looking back, I know we didn’t have a lot, but I never felt I was at a loss for anything.
Paulie Malignaggi
There was an enormous amount of pressure when my first album took off, and I struggled with the speed of everything and the exhaustion from the constant touring.
Norah Jones
I struggled with being in the public eye, losing my anonymity when my star rose quickly in the late 90’s. But I need the challenge of showing up and getting up there to spill my guts and connect with my loyal folks.
Paula Cole
I’m a vegetarian and have been since I was about four because I struggled to separate the idea of the animal from the food.
Samantha Barks
For many years, I struggled with how I felt about myself. I hid and harbored very self-destructive eating issues, namely anorexia, which at its worst caused me to lose half of my hair and brought my weight down dramatically.
Renee Olstead
My normal stuff is Dr. Perricone’s hypoallergenic range. I have incredibly sensitive skin, so I struggled to find anything because my skin would react to so much stuff.
Emilia Clarke
I am somebody who has always struggled with uncertainty. And, of course, uncertainty is so core to life. I seek out knowledge to help me deal with that. But I’m also aware that knowledge can be really a double-edged sword.
Chloe Benjamin
It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.
Bertrand Russell
For a long time, I really struggled with the idea of being an actor because I really felt that I should be in the Peace Corps.
Camryn Manheim
On the morning of September 11, 2001, I rushed home before the kids left for school and gathered them around our dining room table and told them what had happened. Like everyone else, we struggled for words to describe to our kids why such a thing would occur.
Bob Goff
I grew up poor. The fact that I had to struggle to succeed, that wasn’t a big deal to me. I’d struggled my whole life.
Carlos Mencia
When I first came to Oxford, I struggled to feel comfortable in an Anglican, public school-dominated institution.
Niall Ferguson
I am keen on a spiritual life and have struggled to find a place for my heart in a religious community.
Sandi Toksvig
At a young age, I was very aware I was different and not perceived in a good way. For a lot of my adolescence, I struggled with that, trying to identify where I belong and who my real friends are.
Mustafa Ali
A startling confession for a food writer: all through high school, I struggled with a severe eating disorder.
Jack Monroe
In Paris, the doctors had struggled to make sense of my symptoms – anemia, fatigue and persistent infections. They ran test after test – I was even hospitalized for a week – but the results were inconclusive.
Suleika Jaouad
My parents had three kids right after the Second World War, and we were all sort of sickly. Then I had a fourth sibling, with very serious asthma. The medical bills… So my parents always struggled.
Patti Smith
For decades, conservatives have struggled with containing crackpottery, most notably William F. Buckley’s famous excommunication of the John Birch Society in the 1960s.
Charlie Sykes
Mine is a story about a teenage single mother who struggled to keep her young family afloat. It’s a story about a young woman who was given a precious opportunity to work her way up in the world. It’s a story about resiliency, and sacrifice, and perseverance. And you’re damn right it’s a true story.
Wendy Davis
I think it’s important to be able to say that you did live a normal life and struggled to make ends meet. It all has to do with work ethic and how I apply myself to my awesome job now. I’ve always been used to working because I’ve been working since I was four.
Naya Rivera
As both a scientist and a humanist myself, I have struggled to understand different claims to knowledge, and I have eventually come to a formulation of the kind of religious belief that would, in my view, be compatible with science.
Alan Lightman
We lived in a hotel for many years as we struggled financially, but I always loved football.
Luka Modric
I’ve had a normal life, but I have struggled to get here. It hasn’t been handed to me and it hasn’t been easy.
Ashley Tisdale
I always kind of struggled a little bit with being captain sometimes, because sometimes you feel like you have to be someone that you’re not.
Clint Dempsey
I struggled with my confidence a lot.
Stephanie McMahon
No electricity, no hot water, no heat – at times, we struggled. We’d wake up in the morning and wash with water we heated on a hot plate. And we’d go to bed at night wearing skull caps, sweat shirts, and gloves.
Jalen Rose
My Mom and Dad, I saw them struggling in their lives for me and my brother Ankur Tiwari. They struggled so that we could enjoy our lives.
Ankit Tiwari
Could I say that the reason that I am here today, you know, from the mouth of the State Department itself, is: I should not be allowed to travel because I have struggled for years for the independence of the colonial peoples of Africa.
Paul Robeson
I was born outraged. I was born without, knowing my people were not counted, not included, not centered. I struggled through low-resourced schools, communities, and housing projects.
Janet Mock
I am a Christian guy. I’ve struggled with that; I have struggled with everything.
Terry Bradshaw
I have struggled with identity all my life. It’s not like something that just happened last week.
Caitlyn Jenner
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
Carl Jung
I’ve always been the one who struggled financially, so now it’s so cool that I can make my own money and do whatever I want with it.
Emma Chamberlain
I’ve always struggled so much just to appreciate myself.
Chaka Khan
I went through a period when I was addicted to gambling. It was a compulsion that I struggled to get to grips with. By 1990, it was in danger of ruining my life.
John Virgo
I’d always struggled with being a very depressed and anxious person in high school. If I had let that kind of dark moment consume me, I wouldn’t be able to climb out of it. So I became a bit of a shark.
Michelle Zauner
The Richard Ashcroft of 1992 would have struggled to imagine the path my life has taken – he would be amazed at the changes in my song writing.
Richard Ashcroft
So my weight has always gone up and down quite a lot. I was never obese, but Ive always struggled with eating.
Anna Richardson
I was not a studious kid, and I struggled to find things that would command my attention and engage my ideas and energies.
Kevin Spacey
I’d gone through life being obsessed about my sexuality. People would ask about relationships, girlfriends, you start referring to people as ‘they’ so there’s no judgment and you can be ambiguous. People around me knew, but I still struggled with talking about it openly.
Calum Scott
Something that I’ve struggled with for awhile is looking at our country voting on sound bites, and to me, character is really important.
Taya Kyle
I think that because I struggled and did get very bullied, that definitely made me learn how to be funny and let things roll off and be able to laugh, and I think that has definitely helped me when it comes to being in the public eye with ‘Gay of Thrones’ and ‘Queer Eye.’
Jonathan Van Ness
I’m working class, my family was working class, and we have struggled the same way our neighbors here in San Francisco have struggled.
Cindy Sheehan
I’ve always struggled with Hollywood feeling trivial. Red carpets aren’t worth it.
Yara Shahidi
Liza is in the tabloids almost as much as our mother was. She has struggled with her own ghosts and shadows.
Lorna Luft
I’ve always struggled with having frizzy hair, and it doesn’t really cooperate the way I want it to.
Camila Mendes
If you had looked at my life when I was 14 years old and said, ‘Well, what’s going to happen to this kid?’ you would have concluded that I would have struggled with what academics call upward mobility.
J. D. Vance
I didn’t learn how to swing a golf club until late in my career. And even though I won all those tournaments, I still struggled with consistency, and I relied on my strengths, which were hitting the ball long and high, and I could chip and putt with the best of ’em.
Tom Watson
Armchair poverty tourism has been around as long as authors have written about class. As an author, I have struggled myself with the nuances of writing about poverty without reducing any community to a catalog of its difficulties.
Leslie Jamison
For a while, when I got out of college, I tried to write fiction. I’d grown up more around novelists, and my initial attraction was to write fiction. But I was much less suited for it. I always struggled to figure out what people were saying or doing in a particular moment.
David Grann
From the beginning, Christianity has struggled to sustain the creative tension between the personal appropriation of the gospel and the gospel’s universal reach.
Stanley Hauerwas
When I watch video, I try to watch the good starts so I can see how my mechanics are in those. Every once in a while, I’ll look at video starts that I struggled, and sometimes in those, there is no mechanical problems; it’s just, didn’t have good stuff that day.
Jacob deGrom
I struggled for 10 years before I made my first film.
Divya Khosla Kumar
I love acting, so I don’t feel that I have ever struggled.
Kubra Sait
In my early teens, I was working in a Wimpy Bar and delivering cab company cards to make cash. I also ran a tuck shop at school. I struggled academically because of being dyslexic. When I saw other families and what they had, it inspired me. I thought, ‘I can get that, too, if I work hard.’
Theo Paphitis
I come from a family of eight on public assistance, my parents were separated. My mother struggled, my father struggled.
Letitia James
I struggled to learn basic skills, get a grip on markets, find my own unique voice, create story lines and come up to speed with the industry. I struggled for ten years before having any success.
Janet Evanovich
I’ll just put it this way: I’ve struggled enough as a working actor – and, most of the times, a not working actor – to know that anytime you are working is a blessing.
Corey Hawkins
When I was young, I struggled with authorship: with everything the word meant and failed to mean. Irish poetry was heavy with custom. Sometimes at night, when I tried to write, a ghost hand seemed to hold mine. Where could my life, my language fit in?
Eavan Boland
What do you do when you get a draft notice and you think a war is wrong? And I struggled with that for months prior to my being inducted into the army, and I’m still struggling with it, 40 years later.
Tim O’Brien
I’ve always made friends with people who have either money or influence and it’s something that I’ve struggled to let go of because I’ve been so needy in the past.
Gregg Wallace
I’ve struggled with the awkwardness of cancer ever since my leukemia was diagnosed last May. When I told people my news, some people froze, falling silent. One person immediately began telling a story of an aunt who had died from the same kind of leukemia.
Suleika Jaouad
As a young girl, I definitely struggled with knowing what to do with my hair. I was just in a neighborhood that had mostly white people, and the hair norm was long and sleek and straight. My hair naturally was curly, and I didn’t have that many references.
Jillian Hervey
I’ve long struggled with my body image and have worked hard to achieve a healthy weight.
Adam Richman
I did a job. I completed my Matric and my Bachelors. I did a marketing job. I worked as a bus hostess. I did a lot of jobs; I struggled a lot. I got out from there. The first thing I did when I got out of Darul Aman was my Matric. Then I did my Bachelors privately; I kept doing it.
Qandeel Baloch
You have clay players that have maybe struggled doing as well on hard courts and those will get criticised. But you also have hard court players or grass players who maybe struggle doing well on clay, and that will always be the case.
Casper Ruud
I’ve struggled a lot to get where I am. I initially got rejected by every producer. But no complaints. I enjoyed each and every moment of the struggle. My first break came in 1997 from Krishna Vamsi and then Puri Jagannadh, who is my closest friend. I owe everything I am to him. Our careers have evolved simultaneously.
Ravi Teja
I struggled with kind of fighting with the inner illnesses within myself where my psychological madness and I have always kind of struggled with different disorders and mental things and so the biggest thing that I was kind of always ashamed of or being embarrassed of was kind of that.
Maria Brink
Having struggled with food issues and eating disorders myself, particularly when I was younger, I’ve long been interested in using it within my books.
Jane Green
We came to the U.S. with $40. My parents were both professionals in China who had difficulty finding employment here. They worked multiple jobs, but we still really struggled. There were times when we could not make rent and were dependent on the good graces of people that we met, and sometimes we depended on shelters.
Leana S. Wen
The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.
Samuel Smiles
I’ve been out with injury, health struggles and I’ve really struggled with my mental health, so to be able to get back and be on the start line has been a challenge. I’m excited just to be there, but obviously I expect a lot of myself and I’m pretty sure other people expect me to come out and be able to still dominate.
Kadeena Cox
Generally, I’m terrified of shopping. I like the idea of being well-dressed, but I’ve always struggled to get anything that fits. I envy those that go into old vintage shops.
Stephen Merchant
My parents, Romanian immigrants, struggled to provide me a better life than the ones they had left in their homeland. They worked hard to give me every opportunity in life, and once I showed natural talent as a young gymnast, they spent every last penny on my training.
Dominique Moceanu
I know my family’s condition and how we struggled. But the Almighty has something for everybody.
Hima Das
I struggled many times when maybe it didn’t look like I was struggling, and I had to work hard every day.
Ryne Sandberg
People know my story – how I started like they did and that I struggled with things, like being a working mom. They ask me things they wouldn’t ask anyone else.
Ann-Marie Campbell
I couldn’t watch ‘BP’ for a long time, until I started doing this job, because I knew in my heart that ‘Blue Planet,’ as beautiful as it was, at the end they would always have the human impact, and I struggled to watch it because I felt so powerless.
Clive Lewis
If I can help a kid feel more comfortable in their skin because they’re struggling with maybe the things I struggled with in high school, that’s great.
Abby Wambach
We should be proud of what Cristiano has been doing. He scores 50 goals per season. I struggled to hit 20.
Raul
The Democratic party is one that I’ve always observed. I have struggled greatly in life from the day I was born, and I am honored to be a part of something that focuses on working class citizens and molds them into a proud specimen.
Joan Crawford
Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity, friendship, peace and universal understanding.
Juan Antonio Samaranch
I feel like the word ‘influencer’ is something that I’ve – I don’t want to say struggled with, but I’ve kind of, like, expanded on that because I started as a musician. And my following came because of that, so it’s always been, like, musician first and, I guess, social-media influencer second.
Madison Beer
Will you, my countrymen, the descendants of these men, warmed by their blood, inheriting their language, and having the principles for which they struggled confided to your care, allow them to be violated in your hands?
Joseph Howe
I’ve been a working actor for many years, but it’s not always been successful for me. I certainly struggled in the past.
Jim Parsons
I’ve always been that person who’s struggled to find a swimsuit that I love.
Jessie James Decker
I’ve had a great metamorphosis in my life. I struggled for a number of years because I was identified with that image of the Seventies.
David Cassidy
I always struggled with the idea of forgiving my enemies.
Joyner Lucas
I struggled all the time to find makeup that was light enough.
Nicola Roberts
I guess I’ve grown to admire Queen Elizabeth II more. I’ve always struggled with my feelings about the Royal Family. I am a supporter. I’m not someone who thinks we should get rid of them. But what I’ve struggled with is the lack of emotionality that the Queen seems to share.
Samuel Barnett
I wanted to set ‘Heading Out’ in a real world, a concept I originally struggled with, as I don’t have a proper job.
Sue Perkins
I’ve struggled for confidence and had great doubts about myself. But, personally, I’m not riddled with guilt.
Charlie Cox
I struggled for a while, but when I was cast in an Off Broadway show called ‘Once Upon a Mattress,’ that kind of put me on the map.
Carol Burnett
I think earlier I struggled in a rickshaw and now I am struggling in a Bentley.
Sajid Nadiadwala
I never actively went out and studied the American accent. I just came over here to the States, and it was something I was able to do. Like, I never struggled with it.
KJ Apa
Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
James Baldwin
I’ve been in teams that have struggled and been relegated.
Robert Green
I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn’t have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams.
Augusten Burroughs
I have struggled with anxiety and depression since I was a teenager.
Juliana Harkavy
I’ve struggled with skin issues my whole life.
Bria Vinaite
I was an overweight kid, and my father struggled with his weight, too. We would go for a ride on his motorcycle on Sunday morning to get doughnuts, to make pizza together, or go get ice cream. I quickly learned that food equalled love and attention.
Jillian Michaels
My family, for generations, has struggled through the effects of working blue-collar jobs long past the age of retirement.
Stephanie Land
When people note that more and more voters are cutting their landline phones and that more and more people are refusing to pick up phone calls from numbers they don’t know, they are identifying problems that the polling industry has long struggled with and continue to try to adapt to.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
I was lucky to book a show pretty quickly after getting to L.A., but I struggled getting started in Vancouver. If I had gotten those earlier roles in Vancouver, I wouldn’t have gone to L.A. to get the show that launched my career.
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
I did not love reading, spelling, math and science. I struggled. I was a terrible speller.
Gavin Newsom
Personally, I’ve struggled with a lot of doubt in myself at times.
Bayley
I struggled with restricting and purging. It is not really anorexia or bulimia. It is more anorexia than bulimia, but it doesnt fit super neatly into a box, which I learned through my years of treatment that more and more eating disorders dont fit neatly into a box.
Malika Andrews
In college, I was failing almost every class I was taking my freshman year. I was having difficulty in managing my time; I was just overwhelmed. Even though I knew I was smart and knew I was good enough, at that point, I doubted all of it because I struggled to handle my sport, classes and social life all at once.
Jessica Mendoza
It’s inspiring, I think, for women out there to see I’m a regular person. I am the every woman who’s struggled with my weight.
Ricki Lake
Have you ever struggled to find work or love, only to find them after you have given up? This is the paradox of letting go. Let go, in order to achieve. Letting go is God’s law.
Mary Manin Morrissey
Invention is not enough. Tesla invented the electric power we use, but he struggled to get it out to people. You have to combine both things: invention and innovation focus, plus the company that can commercialize things and get them to people.
Larry Page
I struggled with a lot of the legacy for a long time, probably actually into my 30s before I really made peace with it.
Yolanda King
I struggled in London for a very long time. ‘Be prepared to struggle a lot’ – it’s a European mentality. The American mentality is positive and ‘You can do it’ and ‘Everything’s possible.’ In Europe it’s an older, more realistic way of thinking. You feel like you’re having to prove that you can do it.
Juan Pablo Di Pace
I want to let little kids know that no matter what situation they come up in, that they’re not exempt from success. All I ever wanted was for people to believe in me and just recognize my potential. I came, I struggled, I made it, I conquered.
Future
I struggled to get through high school. I didn’t get to go to college. But it made me realize you can do anything if you want to bad enough.
S. Truett Cathy
Some words having to do with the death of the people in the World Trade Center attack had been added, and when I got to it, I had this overwhelmingly emotional experience. I struggled to get through the words; tears were streaming down my cheeks.
Leonard Nimoy
Hero.’ I’ve always struggled with that word. I’m just a guy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Jeff Bauman
I had come from Poland and the attention on you is much bigger when you get to the Premier League, so everything was doubled or tripled. Obviously, there were times when I struggled to deal with the criticism.
Lukasz Fabianski
I gained weight and struggled to lose it quickly in order to pursue my dreams of being a model. Being 20 years old, I had no idea how to lose weight fast, and laxatives were an easy way out.
Joanna Krupa
I think it’s really important as a parent to be present, and I really, really worked hard because my dad struggled with that. And it really bothered me as a kid that I would want to share something with him, and he didn’t hear me.
Kirk Herbstreit
I made an awful mess of my first marriage. It was hard to live with me being me. I was so abnormal. I mean, most writers struggle. I hadn’t struggled. I couldn’t suddenly go down to the PEN Club and behave like a normal human being, because most of those guys were struggling to make a couple of thousand pounds a year.
John le Carre
When I was younger, I really struggled with confidence.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
While most American labor unions have struggled for the past several decades, professional baseball players comprise one of the strongest packs of organized workers in the world.
Mary Pilon
I kind of always struggled writing in Malay, because Malay is such a beautiful language. And it gets really hard, you know, if you want to make it into a song. You have to make it sound beautiful, use the right words.
Yuna
For 13 years, I struggled with education and have only just realised that I was actually struggling to protect myself from it. I was trying to protect my soul.
Michael Leunig
For a long time, I’ve struggled very, very much with what people call treatment-resistant depression.
David Berman
When people see Barack Obama, they don’t necessarily see an African-American president. They see someone who is a child of immigrants. They see someone whose family has worked hard and struggled. And they see many similarities between themselves and Barack Obama.
Grace Meng
I accepted Christ at a young age, at the age of six years old, and just tried to play hockey and balance that. I had some struggles later in my teenage years. I moved away from home and struggled a little bit being on my home and finding out who I was and trying to mix that with my faith and make it real.
Mike Fisher
If you win without sacrifice you enjoy it but it’s more satisfying when you have struggled.
Andres Iniesta
I struggled a bit with Malayalam, but it was easier speaking Tamil; it is closer to Telugu.
Raashi Khanna
The idea that Americans favor politicians who either remind them of themselves or can imagine what their selves are like because they too have struggled and sung the blues, is, like very best theories of human behavior, immune to falsification by mere evidence.
Walter Kirn
When I hit my 20s, I struggled to make it. I got married at 19, and my daughter, Je’Niece, was born a year later. I worked blue collar jobs during the day and comedy clubs at night, and I was earning about $25 a year doing stand-up.
Bernie Mac
It’s a bit of a joke among my friends that, although I’m very busy, active and constantly rushing around all over the place, I’ve always struggled to fit any ‘real’ exercise into my life.
Kate Garraway
We all want to be identified as someone cool, and I have struggled with repping where I’m from and my heritage before. It’s part of growing pains. But when people see me being proud of what I am – and they are what I am too – it makes them proud. That’s why I try to represent my Asian and my black side.
Saweetie
For a number of years, I struggled and put distance between God and me. But He was faithful and patient and provided gradual healing and strength.
Clint Dempsey
A lot of singers entered the industry with me. A lot of them struggled. Many have not been able to make it but some have sustained.
Javed Ali
I struggled to keep one foot in music and one in academia. I had worked on my Ph.D. for three years full time before I realized Bad Religion could be a legitimate career.
Greg Graffin
I have struggled in life and this has made me sensitive towards the needs of others. Politics gives you the opportunity to really do something.
Roopa Ganguly
So much of school, you have to write, but I just struggled. I couldn’t help it.
Rex Ryan
My mother struggled immensely with mental illness, and so did I. She grew up bipolar, but it was never diagnosed nor recognized. It was shrugged off like a ‘symptom’ of being female – of her being weak. I also experienced this growing up: I felt that the great pain I experienced was a dramatisation.
Petra Collins
I feel lucky that I had my children late. Not that I would advise it in any shape or form. But I know friends who had children when they were young, struggled with feeling trapped. I can honestly say I’ve never once resented the fact that I couldn’t go out because of my kids.
Mariella Frostrup
I was born to a single mother and often struggled to find my next meal. With the right opportunities from public education and mentors, I achieved the American dream.
Jaime Harrison
I struggled for many, many years following ‘Music and Lyrics’ – I mean really struggled.
Haley Bennett
My mom struggled for a long time growing up poor, and then we were on welfare when I was a kid. So to see her kids, not just me, be successful and making money and happy and healthy and in good relationships – it means so much to her after all that she’s been through.
Andrea Navedo
I struggled with the limelight.
Jack Grealish
I grew up thinking that it’s okay to be sad, angry, and express your emotions. I have also banged doors and fought, as I have seen my mom do that when she would fight with my dad. Everything that I’ve learnt is from them, so I’ve never struggled to express myself.
Alia Bhatt
In middle school and high school, I had straight A’s, and I graduated at the top of my year. On the flip side of that, I struggled with very severe performance anxiety.
Simone Giertz
For me, school was a nightmare. I struggled.
Princess Beatrice of York
I have seen in my life, I have struggled so much. I did not get support from anyone.
Mamata Banerjee
I struggled academically in high school because it was hard to focus. It was hard to focus on those things that were other than artistic stuff.
Andra Day
Its been such a journey with my skin. My biggest thing now is that Im trying to be as gentle as possible. In the past Ive struggled with hormonal acne – I would get really harsh products to treat it and it would backfire. Now Im learning that the gentler I am, the better.
Kenya Kinski-Jones
I have struggled all my life with my stuttering. Not to mention all my other speech impediments. I think I have every language disorder known to speech pathologists.
Kate Forsyth
I would love to show young girls that you can be complex, and that you don’t have to part ways with your femininity in order to be taken seriously. But it does take more strength if you’re going to be feminine, because people are going to underestimate you. I struggled with that when I was growing up.
Alison Sudol
The mental health conversation is very important to me. I have friends that struggle with various mental illnesses. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety. I’m very interested in how we deal with that.
Matthew Quick
Too many people struggled, suffered, and died to make it possible for every American to exercise their right to vote.
John Lewis
The thing that you don’t understand about college basketball until you’re one or two seasons in – and something I’ve struggled with – is that you have to be 100 percent connected to your other four guys on the court at all times.
Grayson Allen
I came to Dortmund from a relatively small team and I struggled during my first six months to find my place there. I was a bit shy and, to be honest, I wasn’t brave enough do certain things. But thanks to the help of my team-mates, and with the help of Jurgen and his staff, too, I managed to improve.
Ilkay Gundogan
For me, I’ve struggled with that when auditioning. Sometimes I get the feedback that I’m not white enough or I’m not black enough, and that can be really frustrating in that sense.
Sarah Jeffery
I struggled with the pressure of having the successful record after the first record. Second album syndrome. I’m living proof; it’s very real.
Flume
I loved being the center of attention and making plays, but I knew the reality of being an actor because I had parents who struggled, I saw people working three jobs in order to be able to audition the next day.
Camila Morrone
What I’d like to see Donald Trump do is start talking about his vision for leading the country and the policies that he would propose that would help hardworking American families who have struggled through the last few years and then also to differentiate himself from Hillary Clinton.
Bill Flores
Personally, I have struggled with anxiety in my history, so I think maybe anxiety or worrying about the future came naturally.
Tony Hale
I want to start by making a pledge, a pledge to those from the Windrush generation who have been in this country for decades and yet have struggled to navigate through the immigration system: This never should have been the case, and I will do whatever it takes to put it right.
Sajid Javid
I found golf late in life, in 1990. I took some lessons and struggled. Then one day, I hit a drive that was so crisp and clean, with no vibration. There’s no feeling like it. I was hooked.
Dennis Quaid
Founders have continually struggled with and adapted the ‘big business’ tools, rules, and processes taught in business schools when startups failed to execute ‘the plan,’ never admitting to the entrepreneurs that no startup executes to its business plan.
Steve Blank
I came to my Marxist view as a result of having struggled as a nationalist and found certain dead ends theoretically and ideologically, as far as nationalism was concerned, and had to reach out for a communist ideology.
Amiri Baraka
What motivated me? My mother. My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman, struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
Al Lewis
I like the legend behind him. James Dean symbolizes the young actor’s dream. He struggled to get into Hollywood. He shot to fame at the age of 24 but only got to star in three films. It’s kind of a fantasy of what could have been.
Greg Sestero
While I’ve had plenty of ups and downs, dealt with my share of failure, and struggled through emotionally difficult periods, I’m fundamentally an optimist.
Brad Feld
I started Shutterstock out of my own need. I’d previously created a few software companies, and each time, I struggled to find affordable images to use on my websites.
Jon Oringer
My dad’s white, my mom’s black, and I’ve struggled with being mixed race.
Rhiannon Giddens
I want ‘Scars to Your Beautiful’ to reach different types of women. The girl I am talking about, it’s me, it’s you – it’s every girl who has struggled with feeling not good enough. I want to talk about all the different extremes that girls go through to feel beautiful.
Alessia Cara
Our freedom fighters have struggled to oust imperial forces and establish a secular nation. It cannot be broken by the Sangh Parivar and Modi easily.
Pinarayi Vijayan
Twice is a group with nine members who have all struggled in their own way to get where they are. We know we are so lucky to have the awards we’ve won, and to be a well-known group.
Jeongyeon
I’ve struggled with depression before. For me, music was always a very positive way to will myself out of that situation.
Washed Out
‘Twas drink made me fall in love, And love made me run into debt, And though I have struggled and struggled and strove, I cannot get out of them yet.
Alexander Brome
I grew up eating quite well, even though the idea has got around that my family were terribly poor in Communist Georgia. I think it’s partly because we had different standards then – it was tough, but we never truly struggled for food.
Katie Melua
My adrenalin was so heightened, and my neuromuscular system was so finely tuned that I struggled to come down between games, which resulted in high levels of anxiety and multiple panic attacks.
Stephanie Labbe
Both my parents were actors and they struggled, so I was raised with that. Being raised in this industry from a young age definitely forces you to grow up a little faster than maybe the normal kid.
Camila Morrone
For a long time – when we first started getting a much higher level of attention – I really struggled with feeling like I was letting people down. Because when you do a show, there are, like, a hundred fans waiting to see you afterwards, and sometimes you can’t see them.
Olly Alexander
I struggled with working with producers because no one openly wanted to give me a chance to rap on their beats. That’s just honest talk. No one really wanted to take that risk.
Little Simz
I’ve always struggled a ton with my body image, and I wanted to help other people not feel so ashamed about themselves. It’s a completely unnecessary part of everyday life.
Barbie Ferreira
Early in my career, I struggled with consistency, but I couldn’t get more consistent than this year.
Roger Federer
It’s been so amazing. I’ve always struggled with this barrier that I felt like I’d had up until blogging came along. Just one comment from somebody really sparks something in me. It doesn’t need to be this huge war between me and the listeners anymore. I really thrive on that.
Imogen Heap
My immune system just really struggled with the medicine after the appendix and I kept on getting ill. People said I was injured but I was never injured.
Eric Dier
I struggled to get into any sort of team as a kid, but I struggled along and, though it’s amazing how long it has actually taken me, I am finally in the Premiership and to play against my old mates from West Ham, the team I supported as a boy, was unbelievable.
Jimmy Bullard
As a writer who has struggled with depression, the question is one that has long troubled me. Should I resist treatment, on the off-chance my creative output will somehow be affected?
Andrew Shaffer
I’ve taken a lot of risks as far as turning down money to do something I guess I thought was more meaningful. But I don’t know if that’s the best piece of advice, because I’ve also struggled with money, when I could have had a little more if I’d just taken the damn job.
Justin Hartley
I’ve struggled a lot for what I have today.
Raj Kapoor
All my life, I struggled to get roles.
Rishi Kapoor
We had nothing, no money, when I was young. We lived in a council house. My dad struggled; my mum struggled. But that made me what I am. If I had everything on a plate from the start, maybe I would not have been a champion for 11 years.
Joe Calzaghe
During the financial crisis, I worked with hundreds of executives who struggled as a result of their thoughts about job security. When their beliefs changed, so did their emotional experience – and they were then able to focus on the task at hand more effectively.
Andrew J. Bernstein
I struggled with feeling confident for a long time, but I think it’s important to be strong and not compromise for anyone or a relationship – I’m drawn to that.
Hunter Hayes
All of the most interesting people had a horrible time as kids. All the best rappers struggled.
Romesh Ranganathan
Electoral politics was always an objective of the Black Panther party, so Barack Obama is a part of what we dreamed and struggled and died for.
Bobby Seale
I struggled for so many years.
Chris de Burgh
It’s been a very strange trajectory because I struggled for so many years. I mean, I was doing these videos, I was doing these live shows, I had a lot of fans in New York, the press would write about me, but I couldn’t get a paying job, and so my father and I were really like a team.
Billy Eichner
I think often about my ancestors who struggled for freedom, and as I think of those giants and their broad shoulders, I also think about Joe Biden, who says, ‘If you are not voting for me, you ain’t black.’
Daniel Cameron
Not one team knew I struggled with that – not being able to pick up the phone and call my dad and ask him, Can you help me?’ Or, Are you proud of me?’ Or to cherish me being drafted or my kids being born.
Jermaine O’Neal
For eons, humans have struggled to find less destructive ways of living together.
Margaret J. Wheatley
My mom’s whole life had been my gymnastics. We struggled to connect when I stopped.
Rachele Brooke Smith
I’ve struggled so hard to reign in my temper because it actually terrifies me.
Susannah York
There’s so many parts of my life that I’ve struggled with – that so many millions of others struggled with – about being an outsider, about feeling ugly, about having to overcome looking different to other people.
Gwendoline Christie
Growing up, I got a chance to witness a lot of struggle in my neighborhood. A lot of people struggled, myself included. As I got older I noticed that there was still a lot of struggling going on.
Scarface
There were times when I struggled mentally and felt betrayed.
Guy Sebastian
Throughout high school, I was made fun of a lot. I was a lot smaller than the other kids, and I have a big gap in my teeth. I had pretty bad acne. So I struggled with that.
Ayesha Curry
I have never struggled for anything in my life because I never thought I will be an actress. Film just walked up to my house with ‘Abodh.’
Madhuri Dixit
I was in the team and then I had COVID and came out, and struggled to get back in.
Matt Doherty
When I left my home to become an actress, my father didn’t give me a single penny. I struggled a lot, and they had no idea what I went through. My grandfather even asked me to drop my surname when he learnt I was joining films.
Kangana Ran
aut
I’ve struggled with gender norms my whole life, always feeling like I wasn’t black-and-white; I was in this gray area, and gray areas really scare people because you can’t define them.
Evan Rachel Wood
I really struggled, growing up, with reading and writing. I had a hard time to do that, but I was really passionate about storytelling and about books.
Maya Hawke
I think that my biggest role models are people that have maybe struggled for a while and then finally gotten to their destination.
Jonathan Brandis
As a young founder in high-stress situations, I often used alcohol to escape facing things. I’ve struggled with this for a long time, and while I think I’ve gotten better over time, I believe that this is the last thing preventing me from actualizing my 100 percent conscious self.
Justin Kan
I struggled to kick the habit – I would make a decision to give up smoking, but it was hard. I couldn’t resist the urge to steal a smoke. It was at that time that I was gifted Allen Carr’s book ‘The Easy Way to Stop Smoking.’ After I read that book, I didn’t touch a fag again.
Mahesh Babu
I am a very opinionated person and I have stuff that I believe in. But I’ve always struggled to find my niche amidst it all.
Duncan Robinson
When I came to Aston Villa, they had struggled for two years before then.
Adama Traore
No one can bully me better than me. I’m the first person to the party going, ‘Don’t worry – you don’t have to cut me down, ’cause I’m already there.’ I struggled with all those voices and gave them so much power, to the point where they took over my life.
Keala Settle
I grew up poor in India, and there were days when we struggled to find food and other basic necessities. Our mother worked odds and ends jobs to keep the family together and educate us.
Naveen Jain
I started playing in goal because I ‘struggled to run as fast as the strikers and the other players out there. I was 10 years old.
Ederson
My mom got 11 kids. We struggled.
Young Thug
After so many books and so many years of writing, I have a good idea of my strengths and weaknesses. I love the process of writing and, if I allowed myself, I would write far too much every day. One weakness which I’ve struggled to overcome is my tendency to having my characters ruminate for pages.
Walter Dean Myers
I have made mistakes, but I didn’t make them again. Even when I struggled, I promised myself never to submit in life.
Jan Blachowicz
I’ve struggled with that over the years: Is fashion relevant? Is it frivolous? Is it trivial? Because I give so much of my essence to it, as do everybody I work with.
Kenneth Cole
When I started out, I really struggled as a comic because no one knew who I was, and sometimes I was telling stories, so it would take a while for people to get on board for things.
Mike Birbiglia
In the past I’ve had a bad injury, and then struggled when I’ve got back because I’ve been unfit.
Jamie Redknapp
Like Gandhi, my husband had struggled with the issue of materialism.
Coretta Scott King
After having struggled through some close friends’ and family members’ battles with cancer, I wanted to create an American drama about the experience of tragedy and memory.
Lee Isaac Chung