Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 369
Projects Across

One of the biggest challenges for the MENA region is unemployment coupled with high population growth rates. The World Bank is committed to supporting infrastructure projects that will help with job creation across the region.

- Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair


Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Wealth Benefits

One of the great political and economic challenges of our time is figuring out the balance between wealth that benefits society and wealth that distorts.

- Adam Davidson

Love Mind

I love challenges, I love intensity, and I also like to challenge my mind. Believe it or not, boxing is not only about physical force. You use a lot of concentration; it's really mental.

- Adriana Lima

I Think Couple

I've never understood why we would want to deny all the joys - and the challenges - of marriage to anyone. Which is why I think any loving, committed couple - gay or straight - should be able to get married.

- Al Franken

Complexity Use

Politicians must be simple and clear about how their ideas will serve the national cause. We can no longer use the complexity of today's problems as an excuse for inaction, rhyme or rhetoric that does not meet the challenges before us.

- Alan Siegel

Show Biggest

One of the biggest challenges of writing for middle-grade or even young-adult readers is that I don't want to have too much violence in it - which really limits what you can do. It's important that they're not just bloodbaths or glorifying violence. I always try to show that a person who dies leaves a hole. There's grief in my books.

- Alane Ferguson

Phase Depending

They're different kinds of challenges depending upon what phase of life I'm in.

- Alanis Morissette

Always Enjoyed

I've always enjoyed challenges.

- Alex Rodriguez

I Think Your

I think everyone shares a fear of failure - that you're only as good as your most recent collection. That's definitely a fear, but it's a fear that fuels me, that makes me want to work harder, that makes me take on more challenges.

- Alexander Wang

Dealing Very

I can tell you that when I travel the state, when I talk to people, they are really struggling, in a very real way. They're losing their jobs, they're losing their homes, they're dealing with financial challenges.

- Alexi Giannoulias

New Worlds

I guess I have a short attention span! I'm interested in new worlds, new universes, new challenges.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Me Pretty

I'm open to anything that pretty much challenges me.

- Algee Smith

Whole Had

If I had challenges in my company, I would not hesitate to sell assets to remain afloat, to get to the better times, because it doesn't make any sense for me to keep any assets and then suffocate the whole organization.

- Aliko Dangote

Through Other

For Astrid, no matter what challenges they go through, they are going to face each other. It's hard for a daughter to accept that her mother is that selfish and that terrible.

- Alison Lohman

Strong Till

I rise at 6. Strong coffee helps me face the paper edition of 'The New York Times.' It daily challenges my own capacity for faking anything deranged enough to sound true. I work till 2 P.M. unless I am in the throes of finishing something. I rewrite to be reread.

- Allan Gurganus

New Like

I like new challenges.

- Allu Arjun

Obstacles Had

As a premature baby myself, my family faced many challenges in ensuring that I had a healthy start at life. There are so many obstacles for these babies and their families that each new day is a milestone.

- Ally Brooke

Art Rainbows

I don't want to paint rainbows: I want to make art that disturbs identity and challenges authority.

- Aman Mojadidi

Achieve Want

I don't have anything in particular to achieve; I don't want to go any particular direction. I just want to take up the challenges of life as we go along.

- Amitabh Bachchan

I Think About

I think, in any profession, what you fear most is not being able to perform, about not being able to meet new challenges. The fear of non-acceptance, particularly if in creative art. What happens if the audiences do not like you anymore!

- Amitabh Bachchan

Country Ahead

As president, Barack Obama has the potential to finally bring our country together to meet the enormous challenges ahead. This includes restoring economic prosperity, moving toward energy independence, delivering affordable health care for all, and implementing a responsible, effective foreign policy.

- Amy Klobuchar

Happen Which

I know we can find a bipartisan response to pressing challenges - like repairing, modernizing and adding to the infrastructure on which we all rely. I know it because I've seen it happen in my own state of Minnesota.

- Amy Klobuchar

Use Roadblocks

We all have challenges. You can let them be obstacles or roadblocks, or you can use them.

- Amy Purdy

Through Learned

We've all seen that every challenge we've gone through, we've learned something from. It's not getting hung up on the challenges but figuring out how to get ahead.

- Amy Purdy

Beauty Country

In any country, governance issues are there. Challenges are there, pressures are there. When multi-party coalitions take decisions, sometimes delays will be there. But that is what democracy is: it is beauty or it's challenge.

- Anand Sharma


One of the challenges is creating characters. I am trying to compose my sentences to express epic events happening to ordinary people.

- Andrea Hirata

Meet System

It is vital that the entire international system is ready to meet the challenges of future disasters.

- Andrew Mitchell

Own Everyman

I've played all these extreme guys, but playing an everyman type has its own challenges.

- Andrew Scott

Think Ultimate

I don't think lying has any ultimate justification. I don't think it ever leads to anything positive. The good fight to have is not to lie. That's one of the challenges in a way.

- Andy Garcia

Young Middle

One of the challenges of commencement speeches is that you have this older, wiser person who is accomplished talking to young, not-yet-so-wise, not-yet-accomplished adults or, in high school or middle school, even younger.

- Angela Duckworth

Take Scare

Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.

- Angelina Jolie

Shy Against

'Do What You Gotta Do' is a positive, inspirational song that says no matter what it is; whether you're up against challenges or trying to get your dreams and aspirations met, you should do what whatever you have to do shy of killing yourself or someone else.

- Angie Stone

New About

For the first case I did with Octone, 360 deals were not at all being talked about. And then for the follow-up case, it was the focus. I wanted to see how things were changing and what the new challenges were.

- Anita Elberse

Needs Everyone

Water links us all as human beings. Everyone needs water, and we all have challenges about it, no matter where we live. Yet even in the U.S., people aren't aware of problems facing water.

- Ann Bancroft

Away Whole

We're living in a whole new social and economic order with a whole new set of problems and challenges. Old assumptions and old programs don't work in this new society and the more we try to stretch them to make them fit, the more we will be seen as running away from what is reality.

- Ann Richards

Legal Should

A free and open Internet should not have to be weighed down by legal challenges - its dynamism is essential to our economy.

- Anna Eshoo

Other Canadian

While at Oxford in 1999, I met Jonathan Fortier, who is a Montreal-born Canadian. Despite the challenges of a transatlantic relationship, we remained keen on each other and eventually married in 2002.

- Anne Fortier

Small Big

Big challenges are an accumulation of small challenges.

- Anne Wojcicki

Hardships Lives

Our ancestors are totally essential to our every waking moment, although most of us don't even have the faintest idea about their lives, their trials, their hardships or challenges.

- Annie Lennox

Work My Life

If my life can inspire people, then a television show where guests talk about their challenges and what makes them unique would work.

- Anupam Kher

Through Having

What challenges me is this - I want to walk out of a film with the experience of having done a film, not with a feeling that I have sleepwalked through it.

- Arjun Rampal

Everyone Other

Everyone has a responsibility to not only tolerate another person's point of view, but also to accept it eagerly as a challenge to your own understanding. And express those challenges in terms of serving other people.

- Arlo Guthrie


When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future.

- Arnold Schwarzenegger


Promoting the interaction of orders remains one of the most difficult, but crucially important, challenges we face concerning our national market system.

- Arthur Levitt

Unfolding Our

Too many spend too much time trying to live in a fixed point, when our lives are an unfolding journey. Taking on new challenges is how we fix the world.

- Arturo O'Farrill


Every day, we as athletes face several challenges during the training process, and it is imperative that we approach each situation carefully and with continued precision.

- Ashton Eaton

Race Will

There has to be a protagonist who has to overcome challenges, and there will be a race to finish.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Other Auto

Ultimately, auto designers need to overcome market challenges with innovative design solutions. The automotive industry is at a turning point with environmental and economic conditions on one side and breakthrough technology on the other, so it will be fascinating to see how these design leaders envision the future.

- Charles Pelly

Will Texans

Texas has a lot of challenges, but if I choose to run I will talk about opening democracy to mainstream Texans and not just to a closed circle of entrenched ideologues.

- Chris Bell

Ignore Nation

We are a nation that seeks out solutions and refuses to ignore challenges.

- Chris Chocola


When I first came to Playboy, I thought I would go on and do something else in a few years. But when the company got into trouble with political and regulatory challenges, I felt that I could really lead the turn around.

- Christie Hefner

Learning Very

The most vulnerable people have tough exteriors because they are very scared inside, and it's very hard for people like that - people like me - to open up. But playing it safe means you stop being open to learning. I always try to find the challenges.

- Christina Aguilera

Through Harm

America has survived and grown stronger through September 11th and subsequent wars with Afghanistan and Iraq and those who seek to do us harm. We have faced - and met - tremendous challenges ramping up a public health and safety system to protect Americans from future threats.

- Christopher Bond

Maintain Use

My overall worldview has never changed: that America has and must maintain the strongest military in the world, that we must lead the international community to confront threats and challenges together, and that we must use all tools of American power to protect our citizens and our interests.

- Chuck Hagel

Never Discover

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.

- Cicely Tyson

Curious Other

I suppose I am interested in the variety of human life - how people live. I am most interested in individuals and how they respond to challenges or to difficulties or just to each other. I am curious about people.

- Claire Denis

Like Social

Like many of my fellow entrepreneurs, I didn't create Hearsay Social with my co-founder Steve Garrity because it would be fun and easy, but because we're at our best when faced with enormous challenges.

- Clara Shih

Test Like

I like challenges that test your ingenuity.

- Colin Baker

Conquer Will

I enjoy competition. I enjoy challenges. If a challenge is in front of me and it appeals to me, I will go ahead and conquer it.

- Conor McGregor

Ahead Number

We have a number of challenges ahead of us.

- Cory Gardner

Next Reason

I still take way more jobs than I turn down, and the reason that I turn down a job is that I just can't find anything in it that charges me or excites me or challenges me about moving to the next phase of where I'm headed.

- Dallas Roberts

You Got

I accept sceptics, you've got to have challenges.

- Dan Aykroyd

Change My Life

I spend my life essentially alone at a computer. That doesn't change. I have the same challenges every day.

- Dan Brown


When you know that you can overcome challenges, you do gain that self-respect, and then you won't end up in a situation that you regret later on.

- Danica McKellar

Country Been

On 'American Idol,' I felt like one of my challenges was picking songs because I've definitely been exposed to a lot of music. So when I went to pick songs, it was difficult for me to choose, but I'd always go to country because country music is so memorable.

- Danny Gokey

Next Each One

The books are like children in that having written one doesn't make writing the next one any easier, because it's a new set of problems and a new set of challenges with each one, and having dealt with one before means that you now know how to do it.

- Dara Horn

Harm Other

We all have a natural instinct to protect children from harm. It's never fun to see a child hurt, even if it's just a scraped knee. But on the other hand, children need to take on physical challenges to learn and grow, and scraped knees and other bumps and bruises teach them valuable lessons about their own limits.

- Darell Hammond

The History Of

The history of blacks is complicated, fragmented, disturbing to contemplate - not a neat trail of challenges met or of felled trees blocking the path to the mountain top.

- Darryl Pinckney

Work Hard Hours

I look for material that both interest me and challenges me. If I am drawn to the material and I have to work hard at it, the characters and the plots reflect the hours and hours of research.

- David Baldacci

Will Facilitate

How to strike the right balance between our privacy and our expectation that the state will protect us and facilitate our freedom is one of the most difficult challenges facing us all.

- David Blunkett

Needs Could

Microsoft could help Facebook with one of the biggest challenges, namely monetizing its traffic without reducing the user's experience. It's obvious that Microsoft needs traffic and Facebook needs search.

- David Einhorn

New Challenges

I look forward to having the time and the opportunity to take on new challenges, but I'm also aware that I've loved every minute of the 'Potter 'experience: to make films for an enthusiastic audience and work with great material.

- David Heyman

Small Own

While Washington pays lip service to the challenges facing small businesses, it repeatedly chooses its own expansion over results. In effect, government has become a huge silent partner in all businesses, often taking a majority of the profits and forcing many unprofitable business decisions without the risk that it will be fired.

- David Malpass

Work Making

I often lose myself in the Sudoku-like challenges of making a book work.

- David Mitchell

Most Clue

Most parliamentarians don't have a clue as regards the challenges or the opportunities the games industry faces.

- David Puttnam

Lunch Activity

Educators and school personnel work on the front lines of childhood obesity, but every day they face the challenges of budget cuts, mandated tests, rushed lunch periods, and a decrease in time for physical activity.

- Dean Ornish

Florida Larger

With the recent news that the State of Florida has agreed to purchase 181,000 acres of U.S. Sugar land, we have an historic opportunity for our larger restoration efforts and for the people of Florida. This too will not come without difficult challenges, but it reminds us that anything is possible.

- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Clarity China

That's one of the challenges of investing in China, is the lack of clarity with respect to tax positions.

- Jim Oberweis

I Think Main

I think one of the main challenges that the World Bank faces is creating an organizational structure that doesn't get in the way of its staff. We have fantastic staff. People told me as I was coming into the organization that the greatest asset of the World Bank Group is its staff, and I think there's no question that that's the case.

- Jim Yong Kim

My Own Tendency

I have a tendency to pick up my own challenges. The more difficult something it is, the more I want to try it.

- Joanne Harris

Face Entering

Entering 2015, the coal industry clearly continues to face significant challenges.

- Joe Craft

How Far Facing

Our task is a great one, not just because of how far we have fallen. Our task is a great one because of the challenges facing the people we seek to serve.

- Johann Lamont

Kinds Very

The Internet provides very serious challenges to our ability to keep from children the kinds of things that are destructive to them.

- John Ashcroft


There is strength in numbers, but organizing those numbers is one of the great challenges.

- John C. Mather

Success Is Them

Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.

- John C. Maxwell

Crowd United

Washington faces many challenges these days, and today's United States Senate needs more trusted conservatives going there to make decisions and choices that put the people first and not the business-as-usual crowd.

- John Fleming

Unexpected Very

Passion and true passion is actually very unpredictable. It heads in unexpected directions because it's constantly seeking out new challenges. But what's really interesting is that passion ultimately is necessary for sustained extreme performance improvement.

- John Hagel III

Like Nonlinear

There are challenges in terms of the measurement of VAR for what are known as nonlinear derivatives, where things like gamma and vega are important dimensions of the risk.

- John Hull

Global Internal

But we can turn challenges into opportunities if we look outwards to the realities of the global economy and modernise our internal institutions in ways that will equip Europe to meet that challenge and create confidence amongst the public.

- John Hutton

Equipped Our

Our objective must therefore be to ensure EU better regulation contributes towards delivering a modern European Union which relentlessly focuses on building a dynamic and innovative economy equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

- John Hutton

Art Inspires

Art challenges technology, but technology inspires the art.

- John Lasseter

Big Willing

It is unfortunately true that our generation and that of your parents have left you with a big mess that will now be yours to clean up: wars, budget challenges, pollution, global warming, battles of health care, natural disasters. They're all there for you. We're willing those to you. Are you ready?

- John Morgridge

Japan Leading

I'm inspired by the example of Prime Minister Abe, who overcame many challenges after his first term as prime minister to successfully return to the highest office in Japan six years later, and is now hopefully leading Japan in an extremely promising direction.

- John Roos

Some Darkroom

When I'm about ready to press the cable release on the View camera, I've tried to anticipate some of the challenges I'm going to encounter in the darkroom.

- John Sexton

Country Beck

Palin, Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and others have made an art form of convincing far too many Americans to suspend their disbelief, and they have severely damaged the ability of our country to have serious discussions about serious challenges.

- John Yarmuth

Realised Makes

I've realised that when fashion is really good and really challenges and takes a risk, it is incredibly artistically powerful. It makes people dream.

- Jonathan Anderson

City Retain

The contrasts between what is spent today to educate a child in the poorest New York City neighborhoods, where teacher salaries are often even lower than the city averages, and spending levels in the wealthiest suburban areas are daunting challenges to any hope New Yorkers might retain that even semblances of fairness still prevail.

- Jonathan Kozol

Very TV

As an actor, you want new challenges. U.S. TV can be very formulaic. So when something gets a reaction, as 'The Slap' has, that's great. The sense I get is that it's not about me or my performance. More than anything it's the subject matter that people are focused on.'

- Jonathan LaPaglia


Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life.

- Joni Eareckson Tada