Struggle Quotes


A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.

There is scarcely any passion without struggle.

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

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.

Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.

Paradise Lost

John Milton

Paradise Lost

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

Life    Love    Pain    Poetry    Struggle

You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.

Appreciate    Appreciate life    Bad times    Cancer    Crawling    Darkness    Good times    Hard times    Holding on    Learning    Life    Life lessons    Pain    Reward    Shadows    Sickness    Struggle    Suicide    Sun    Surviving    Test

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.

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

You see, the point is that the strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.

There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.

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.

Good enough    Love    Seeing    Someone    Struggle    You

A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it's lowest ones

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.

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness

You stay safe, You love. You survive. You laugh and cry and struggle and sometimes you fail and sometimes you succeed. You Push.

Cry    Fail    Laugh    Life    Love    Push    Safe    Struggle    Succeed    Survive    You

O snail
Climb Mount Fuji
But slowly, slowly!

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.

Believing    Difficulties    Life    Love    Marriage    Struggle

Life's a climb. But the view is great.

having nothing to struggle
against
they have nothing to struggle
for.

Battle    Bukowski    Death    Life    Love    Poem    Poetry    Strength    Strength through adversity    Stronger    Struggle

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.

Along for the Ride

Sarah Dessen

Along for the Ride
Amazing    Difficult    Fight    Greatest    Life    Lose    Struggle    Truth    Value    Worth

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...

There is a time for reciting poems and a time for fists.

Life    Poetry    Struggle

Faith is why I'm here today and faith is why I made it through.

2013    Child abuse    Determined    Faith    Hard times    Hate    Life quotes    Love    Money    Music    Neglect    Struggle

Happiness was never important. The problem is that we don't know what we really want. What makes us happy is not to get what we want. But to dream about it. Happiness is for opportunists. So I think that the only life of deep satisfaction is a life of eternal struggle, especially struggle with oneself. If you want to remain happy, just remain stupid. Authentic masters are never happy; happiness is a category of slaves.

You will never be entirely comfortable. This is the truth behind the champion - he is always fighting something. To do otherwise is to settle.

The Flinch

Julien Smith

The Flinch
Comfort    Complacence    Complacency    Complacent    Fight    Fighting    Growing    Growth    Struggle    Truth

One day can change your life. One day can ruin your life. All life is is three or four big days that change everything.

No person, trying to take responsibility for her or his identity, should have to be so alone. There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep, and still be counted as warriors.

Sources

Adrienne Rich

Sources
Friends    Growth    Lonliness    Love    Struggle    Support

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

Be happy -- if you're not even happy, what's so good about surviving?

No wonder we cannot appreciate the really central Kafka joke: that the horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self whose humanity is inseparable from the horrific struggle. That our endless and impossible journey toward home is in fact our home.

Consider the Lobster

David Foster Wallace

Consider the Lobster

How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.

The search for Nirvana, like the search for Utopia or the end of history or the classless society, is ultimately a futile and dangerous one. It involves, if it does not necessitate, the sleep of reason. There is no escape from anxiety and struggle.

Anxiety    Class    Irrationality    Nirvana    Reason    Society    Struggle    Utopia

All it takes is a second and your whole life can get turned upside down.

Salem Falls

Jodi Picoult

Salem Falls

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

Struggle is the food from which change is made, and the best time to make the most of a struggle is when it's right in front of your face.
Now, I know that might sound a bit simplistic. But, too often we're led to believe that struggling is a bad thing, or that we struggle because we're doing something wrong.
I disagree. I look at struggle as an opportunity to grow. True struggle happens when you can sense what is not working for you and you're willing to take the appropriate action to correct the situation. Those who accomplish change are willing to engage the struggle.

To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling, in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome which comes out of allowing things to be as they are without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them, in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking.

Desire    Letting    Reject    Struggle    To    Want

They key of persistence opens all door closed by resistence

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.

Love    Struggle    Success    Talent    Writing

For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.

Nature    Self    Strength    Struggle

Does a leaf, when it falls from the tree in winter, feel defeated by the cold?
The tree says to the leaf:
"That’s the cycle of life. You may think you’re going to die, but you live on in me. It’s thanks to you that I’m alive, because I can breathe. It’s also thanks to you that I have felt loved, because I was able to give shade to the weary traveller. Your sap is in my sap; we are one thing.

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!

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness

But you might as well bid a man struggling in the water, rest within arm's length of the shore! I must reach it first, and then I'll rest.

Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights

Remember,too,that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start,and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they "arrive". The turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at some moment of crisis,through which they are introduced to their "other selves".

Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill

I will tell you one thing that will make you rich for life. There are two struggles: an Inner-world struggle and an Outer-world struggle...you must make an intentional contact between these two worlds; then you can crystallize data for the Third World, the World of the Soul.

Do not think that one has to be sad in order to be militant, even though the thing one is fighting is abominable.

For something to be great, there has to be some kind of trial or some type of struggle that actually makes it special or valuable to you. Otherwise, anything could be easily taken for granted.

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

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