Top 520 Difficult Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Difficult Quotes from famous people such as Dorothea Dix, David Chang, Will Hurd, Eduardo Galeano, Anna Louise Strong, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I have had so much at heart. Defeated, not conquered; d

I have had so much at heart. Defeated, not conquered; disappointed, not discouraged. I have but to be more energetic and more faithful in the difficult and painful vocation to which my life is devoted.
Dorothea Dix
Be careful what you wish for – getting to be a successful business and maintaining it is so hard. Anyone can be good one night; being good over several years is incredibly difficult.
David Chang
Life is hard. Life is difficult. Life is going to punch you in the gut. But when you change your attitude, you change your behavior. When your behavior changes, so do your results.
Will Hurd
Writing is a marvelous adventure and very labor-intensive: those words run away and try to escape. They are very difficult to capture.
Eduardo Galeano
To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
Anna Louise Strong
Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
James J. Corbett
‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is a movie that really impressed me as a teenager. And also ‘Blade Runner.’ And ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ is also one of my favorites. I’m always looking for sci-fi material, and it’s difficult to find original and strong material that’s not just about weaponry.
Denis Villeneuve
Although sometimes it’s very difficult, if you’re willing to look hard enough, you can find positives in every situation.
Pat McAfee
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose. You make the films you can make.
Alain Resnais
A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult.
John Churton Collins
People get very excited about very high elements. That’s why Mount Everest is so important – it’s not the most difficult mountain, but it’s the most famous because it’s the tallest.
Cesar Pelli
I live on an island, and it’s difficult to find.
Rick Ross
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
Charlotte Whitton
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Sexuality can be difficult to articulate, and we have to be patient and compassionate.
Tan France
You can’t change history. These things happened the way they did. What you can change is how you look at it and how you understand that it takes the good moments and it takes the difficult moments to move forward.
Margot Lee Shetterly
It can be difficult for people to talk about it, because there still is that stigma around mental illness. But I would encourage people to do that, because they’ll be surprised once they do ‘come out’ how many other people have had similar experiences.
Matt Haig
Dancers are always striving for perfection. A great dancer never achieves it: you always want to do another turn, a higher jump,a more difficult acrobatic jump.
Abby Lee Miller
The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
Willa Cather
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa
I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life.
Zinedine Zidane
People from outside don’t know how difficult it is to be goalkeeper.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Finishing is one of the most difficult things to do in cricket. A player can’t be a finisher in just 6 months or one year. You have to be used to that responsibility, keeping on doing what is required from you over a period of time.
MS Dhoni
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
Writing the first draft of a new story is incredibly difficult for me. I will happily do revisions, because once I can see the words on the page, I can go about ripping them up and moving scenes around. A blank page, though? Terrifying. I’m always angsty when I’m working my way through a first draft.
Marie Lu
I used to feel I was more French than anything, but I don’t feel that way anymore. I really don’t feel like I belong to a specific country, and it is so difficult for people to understand that.
Alexander Dreymon
I think I’m the kind of person who would be very difficult to employ – I’m pretty annoying, but driven.
Aaron Levie
At art college, I started to do music and then painting and drawing – and that would have been my ideal life, to be an artist and be paid for it, to be able to create stuff. I realized it was difficult, but I don’t know if I had the application for it.
Sean Bean
I’m in a difficult position in the sense that, preposterous as this might sound, I don’t like being the centre of attention. I get up on stage every night and play songs, but I almost feel the songs are the centre of attention. I don’t like opening my birthday presents in front of people, either.
Alex Turner
The thing that makes writing so difficult is you don't

The thing that makes writing so difficult is you don’t have the element of serendipity. At least with a photograph, you can set up the camera, and something might happen. You might be a lousy photographer, but you can get a good picture if you just take enough of them.
Sally Mann
The Premier League is one of the most difficult in the world. There’s five, six, or seven clubs that can be the champions. Only one can win, and all the others are disappointed and live in the middle of disaster.
Jurgen Klopp
Being a typical teenager isn’t easy. When you have autism, it can be extra difficult. We need more public awareness about these hurdles as well as compassion towards these young people.
Holly Robinson Peete
I feel like I flunked at adolescence really badly. I found it really difficult.
Kate Beckinsale
Tum Tak’ is a beautiful thought and is a rhythmic expression. It’s been composed beautifully. It may sound easy but is difficult to attempt or sing it live.
Javed Ali
A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
Harold S. Geneen
Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
James J. Corbett
Being with the mainstream isn’t very difficult – the tide is powerful, and it is easy to let it sweep us along with it. But going against the tide is very difficult. First of all, one must recognise very exactly what the tide is and where it is going.
Peter Brook
In documentary films, the most difficult thing to achieve is to make something complex appear simple.
Leslie Cockburn
There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult – to begin a war and to end it.
Alexis de Tocqueville
If you have a life which is adrenaline-charged all week long because you’re a powerful CEO, or you have responsibilities and you’re committed to the people you look after, it’s very difficult on weekends to sit around the garden. So you probably look for something which gives you the same sort of adrenaline buzz.
Ernesto Bertarelli
Most of the time, we make discoveries about how difficult people are at the moment when the difficulties have actually hurt us; therefore, we are not likely to be forgiving or sympathetic.
Alain de Botton
Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.
Robert Quillen
There’s a lot of pressure to meet up with people. I haven’t changed, but my friends find it difficult to be around me. It’s quite a shame to see them grow apart from me. I’ve lost a lot of people around me.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
Winston Churchill
The idea of redemption is always good news, even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times.
Patti Smith
When I came to America Al Unser, Jr. was very difficult. And Bobby Unser.
Emerson Fittipaldi
How easily some light report is set about, but how difficult to bear.
It is easy to talk on religion, but difficult to practice it.
The most difficult thing in football is to score a goal.
Pep Guardiola
As a young boy in a new country, you had to make new friends, and that was really difficult.
Victor Moses
There are very few people who are creative and imaginative. Therefore, fiction is difficult for people to embrace.
Rita Mae Brown
It is very difficult to find appropriate words to say ‘thank you’ for an honour like the Nobel Prize. It is the supreme honour that a scientist can receive. Some of the giants in physics and chemistry have received this prize.
Gerhard Herzberg
Even the once simple home mortgage now has so many flavors and styles and variations that it is difficult for people to make a decision.
Scott Cook
I think most artists find it difficult to part with their work but it’s the parting that keeps us alive and keeps us working. In the case of the chariot, although it’s been sold I actually still have it, just in another form.
Kit Williams
I just want to be healthy and stay alive and keep my family going and everything and keep my friends going and try to do something so that this world will be peaceful. That is the most ambitious and the most difficult thing, but I’m there trying to do it.
Yoko Ono
A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy.
John Churton Collins
Without effective protection of the citizens’ right to property, it will be difficult to attract and accumulate valuable capital.
The first good player I watched as a kid was Joe DiMaggio, and that was like ballet. Since then, I played sandlot and college ball and came to understand how difficult it can be.
Mario Cuomo