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It's tough to be a 15- or 16-year-old athlete competing around the country. There's tension, there's media. I had no idea what I was getting into.

Tags: Country, Idea  ✍ Author: Lance Armstrong

Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.

Tags: Air, Standards  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

To think that when they come out with these gigantic songs, it's pretty tough to top them, you know.

Tags: Pretty, Top  ✍ Author: Sebastian Bach

In the fantasy, sci-fi world, the fans are so discerning and they're so tough and they're so intelligent, and they're so critical.

Tags: Fans, Fantasy  ✍ Author: Scott Bakula

To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough.

Tags: Business, Integrity  ✍ Author: Alec Baldwin

We got extremely lucky. It's a tough business to work with.

Tags: Business, Work  ✍ Author: Lloyd Banks

I've got a tough act to follow.

Tags: Act, Follow  ✍ Author: Scott Caan

I had that thing of wanting to prove I was a tough kid.

Tags: Kid, Prove  ✍ Author: Scott Caan

I make no conscious effort to be tough, or hard-boiled, or grim, or any of the things I am usually called.

Tags: Conscious, Effort  ✍ Author: James M. Cain

I mostly write about the working poor. Somehow, they're not being written about much anymore. I'm very interested in people who are in a situation that needs a little puzzling out. The thing that gets me started on a story is a person in a tough situation.

Tags: Poor, Working  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

If you read Keats's poems, they're often full of doubts and anxieties. They can be quite tough.

Tags: Often, Read  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

Being on stage isn't so tough compared to the football pitch.

Tags: Football, Stage  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

We won the European Championship last September and now the world title. That is some year for French beach soccer! Now comes the hard part. We have to keep improving and that's difficult because it's tough to do better than winning a world title.

Tags: Hard, Winning  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

'Green Screen' was a total experiment. I'm glad we did it, but it was just tough on that network to get it going.

Tags: Green, Total  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

I loved Allan Dwan. He was a tough old guy.

Tags: Loved, Old  ✍ Author: Harry Carey, Jr.

I had me jaw broken, and so my chin stuck way out. That's how I became tough - I learned to pick up anything and fight back.

Tags: Fight, Learned  ✍ Author: Roger Daltrey

Women are usually only interesting to studio executives when they are fecund, between the ages of 15 and 30. I decided to get through the really tough patch, around 50, by just cutting my price and playing ten years older. I didn't want to have to wait until I was an old lady to play one.

Tags: Old, Women  ✍ Author: Tyne Daly

It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass.

Tags: Marriage, Wife  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand.

Tags: Put, Real  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

A lot of bands whine about the road and how tough it is.

Tags: Bands, Road  ✍ Author: Dimebag Darrell

I had a wonderful childhood, which is tough because it's hard to adjust to a miserable adulthood.

Tags: Hard, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Larry David

It's tough and it should be tough - it should never be easy to be given millions of pounds to make a drama. The coalition government is doing terrible things to the BBC, but drama will survive even if we end up putting on a play in a backroom of a pub.

Tags: End, Government  ✍ Author: Russell T Davies

If these are the last 34 games of my NBA career, I want them played as tough as I can.

Tags: Career, Last  ✍ Author: Antonio Davis

Locations are all tough, all miserable. I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners. We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes.

Tags: Big, Miserable  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

I've been hearing this since I first joined the Reds organization, that I'm going to be the next this or that. It's tough on a young player coming up. You show some positive things and everybody jumps on that and says you should be the next Willie Mays.

Tags: Positive, Young  ✍ Author: Eric Davis
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I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.

Tags: Against, Life  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

Real vision demands that we make tough choices. Real vision is responsible and it is paid for.

Tags: Real, Vision  ✍ Author: Michael F. Easley

I was so enamored with the idea of being in show business so everything was bright to me. I mean, I didn't think of it as being tough and things like that.

Tags: Business, Mean  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

It was a tough year for me, '89, losing two Slam finals and losing another five finals. It wasn't until I won the Masters, or what's now called the ATP Finals, that things changed again. Suddenly I won seven tournaments in 1990 and became No. 1.

Tags: Again, Another  ✍ Author: Stefan Edberg

I'm tough in the sense that I believe as strongly in what I'm doing as anybody else believes in what they are doing.

Tags: Else, Sense  ✍ Author: Marian Wright Edelman

To act with a tennis ball and imagine it's a tentacle, or if you're in some kind of wilderness film and you go, 'Okay, we can't have a grizzly bear here, but imagine when you step over the rock there there's a grizzly bear.' I don't know. They're tough moments.

Tags: Here, Rock  ✍ Author: Joel Edgerton

If you were a son of mine, I wouldn't want you to be an architect, because it's a tough way to be in the world.

Tags: Mine, Son  ✍ Author: Peter Eisenman

When I was a kid, I thought it was tough.

Tags: Kid, Thought  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

I'd rather a young black actor read about success as opposed to how tough it was. I get these roles because I can act and that's it. Hopefully that's it.

Tags: Black, Success  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

You know, fame is a funny thing, man, especially, you know, actors, musicians, rappers, rock singers, it's kind of a lifestyle and it's easy to get caught up in it - you go to bars, you go to clubs, everyone's doing a certain thing... It's tough.

Tags: Funny, Rock  ✍ Author: Eminem

You can lose a game but, I see guys every week including myself, you lose a game, it's a tough loss, you're down, two weeks later you forgot about it. You know it's amazing how down you were, but all of the sudden you're like it never happened.

Tags: Amazing, Game  ✍ Author: Brett Favre

If you grew up in a household with a football coach who looks like a drill sergeant, you would think you would be tough.

Tags: Football, Looks  ✍ Author: Brett Favre

The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren't quite sure if they liked me and they didn't know whether or not that I was sensitive.

Tags: Humor, Sense  ✍ Author: Geraldine Ferraro

I look at people like Picasso and Da Vinci and Escher and Miles Davis, and they'll write or paint that one definitive masterpiece of maybe 50 that they have that's really trying to go outside the box, trying to do something that's tough. And then when you accomplish it, you look back and go, 'Yeeaaaah - masterpiece.'

Tags: Trying, Write  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

This game wears on you. It tears you down. It's perpetual motion for some people who've achieved a level of independence, like Madonna and Jay-Z - they don't need to do music anymore. But there's people who need it. And in that need, that's when it's tough and it tears you to pieces.

Tags: Game, Music  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.

Tags: Baseball, Both  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

In the military, I learned that 'leadership' means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments.

Tags: Leadership, Learned  ✍ Author: Tulsi Gabbard

I couldn't do anything else, I enjoy it so much. But I find it tough.

Tags: Else, Enjoy  ✍ Author: Charlotte Gainsbourg

Being Ecuadorian is, I don't want to say it's tough but it's... something special to me.

Tags: Special  ✍ Author: Greta Garbo

There's certainly pressure to find your audience early. You need to paint the picture, but it's tough trying to find the balance between a show that people can tune in on any given week while still grabbing the people who are there every week.

Tags: Between, Trying  ✍ Author: Jorge Garcia

As an adolescent, Spider-Man was what got me through tough times in terms of being a skinny kid.

Tags: Kid, Times  ✍ Author: Andrew Garfield

The outside world can be very tough.

Tags: Outside  ✍ Author: Jennifer Garner

The drink? Yes, I've had tough times in my life, especially the last year, regarding my ex-wife, my kids, I nearly broke my neck, I was on death row with pneumonia.

Tags: Death, Life  ✍ Author: Paul Gascoigne

The world has been very careful to pick very few diseases for eradication, because it is very tough.

Tags: Few, Pick  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

Tags: Teacher, Wait  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

I've dated athletes before but it's too tough because we have the same job, we deal with the same problems and both do a very selfish sport.

Tags: Job, Selfish  ✍ Author: Tyson Gay

I don't think I am that tough, actually. Well, tough in the sense that I don't take any rubbish, and that doesn't make me very popular, frankly. I mean, because some people say something to me, and I just tell them off. I mean, why should I put up with it?

Tags: Mean, Why  ✍ Author: Zaha Hadid

Architecture is unnecessarily difficult. It's very tough.

Tags: Difficult  ✍ Author: Zaha Hadid

Then came the hostage crisis during which Carter did nothing to rattle the ayatollahs who hung tough until Ronald Reagan was inaugurated, when they suddenly backed down.

Tags: Crisis, Until  ✍ Author: Alexander Haig

Whiskey's to tough, Champagne costs too much, Vodka puts my mouth in gear. I hope this refrain, Will help me explain, As a matter of fact, I like beer.

Tags: Help, Hope  ✍ Author: Tom T. Hall

It's tough to play the right chord on the instrument when there's someone out there who wants to kill you.

Tags: Someone, Wants  ✍ Author: Darrell Hammond

People think of Jews as the Woody Allen stereotype, the nebbishy kind of thing, but that's not the kind of Jews I know. I know plenty of Israelis and plenty of tough guys that are Jewish. So, I think it makes sense that Jews play metal.

Tags: Makes, Sense  ✍ Author: Scott Ian

I wonder now how tough you have to be to get big things done.

Tags: Big, Done  ✍ Author: Walter Isaacson

The tough thing about radio is I've met a lot of people in it who like my music. But it's hard for them to figure out how to play what they like when there's somebody up above them yelling 'you have to play this.'

Tags: Hard, Music  ✍ Author: Chris Isaak

You want to toe the line with tough investigations without falling into political grandstanding inherent in Washington on both sides of the aisle.

Tags: Both, Political  ✍ Author: Darrell Issa

It's easier when you play. You get your emotion out. You scream. You yell. You do whatever you want. You play. But it's tough to sit.

Tags: Emotion, Whatever  ✍ Author: Goran Ivanisevic

I tested a lot of old cornbread recipes and most of them were bland or tough.

Tags: Old, Tested  ✍ Author: Jeremy Jackson

In tough economic times, desperate people do desperate things, and the abortion rate goes up.

Tags: Desperate, Times  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

It's tough in the NHL; you have to produce on a high level. And everybody expects you to do it because you make a lot of money. And I never minded it. I always want to be that guy.

Tags: High, Money  ✍ Author: Jaromir Jagr

I would always love to be an athlete, but it's got to be a tough day when you have to hang up those cleats.

Tags: Athlete, Love  ✍ Author: Kevin James

My mom and I have always been there for each other. We had some tough times, but she was always there for me.

Tags: Mom, She  ✍ Author: LeBron James

I'm a Cancerian, the typical crab with the tough outer shell and the soft bit in the middle. I don't think I'll ever come to terms with people being unnecessarily nasty, but I can take it if someone doesn't like my music - I'm not everyone's cup of tea.

Tags: Music, Someone  ✍ Author: Katherine Jenkins

When there is tension, arguments and money problems, it's tough to do your work. Some people thrive on that. I don't.

Tags: Money, Work  ✍ Author: Richard Jenkins

I became super claustrophobic with Hollywood. I don't like Hollywood. I don't like what it represents. I think that Hollywood is great if you're an actor, actress, established. But for reality people or what people perceive as reality, it's tough. People are constantly discrediting everything you put on camera.

Tags: Great, Reality  ✍ Author: Brody Jenner

I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It's like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I'd like to play strong women who are also very feminine.

Tags: Strong, Women  ✍ Author: Angelina Jolie

Croquet is tough. People play for months because the rules are so bizarre. Those crazy English.

Tags: Crazy, Rules  ✍ Author: Jane Kaczmarek

I like Thomas Jefferson, though he intimidated me. I thought he would have been very tough to be around. I don't know if he had such a sense of humor.

Tags: Humor, Thought  ✍ Author: Mindy Kaling

I've been in fights, but that doesn't make me cool or like a tough guy or more interesting actor, I'm not proud of it.

Tags: Cool, Proud  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf

The comic book world is a tough business.

Tags: Book, Business  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf

When you are no longer a boy, you have to be tough.

Tags: Boy, Longer  ✍ Author: Bernard Lagat

It's not tough at all as long as the fans are yelling, screaming and hollering.

Tags: Fans, Yelling  ✍ Author: Bill Laimbeer

What's the difference between tough love and acting like a jerk?

Tags: Acting, Love  ✍ Author: Ricki Lake

I'm not tough. I'm tenacious.

Tags: Tenacious  ✍ Author: Padma Lakshmi

As a performing group, the Beatles began by playing old rock favorites, for dancing, to tough audiences in Liverpool and Hamburg. When they began writing seriously, they discovered that they couldn't compose in the early American rock tradition.

Tags: Rock, Writing  ✍ Author: Jon Landau

For some people, their idea of getting tough is longer suspended sentences.

Tags: Getting, Idea  ✍ Author: Jeremy Larner

Touring can be tough; the crew and I travel everywhere by a big pink bus, and live in petrol stations.

Tags: Big, Travel  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

It was tough for him in that newsroom with Ted Baxter getting all the glory and this poor guy doing all the work. Murray worried so much he worried his hair off!

Tags: Him, Work  ✍ Author: Gavin MacLeod

Fatigue makes fools of us all. It robs you of your skills and your judgment, and it blinds you to creative solutions. It's the best-conditioned athlete, not the most talented, who generally wins when the going gets tough.

Tags: Creative, Makes  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

If you think you have it tough, read history books.

Tags: History, Read  ✍ Author: Bill Maher

It was really tough to race the GS a day after the downhill, but that's over now. I'm looking forward for the rest of the season which is also quite interesting.

Tags: After, Forward  ✍ Author: Hermann Maier

Tough guys don't dance. You had better believe it.

Tags: Dance, Guys  ✍ Author: Norman Mailer

Acting is a tough business, and the percentage of people who make it is very low - it's about 1 percent.

Tags: Acting, Business  ✍ Author: Lee Majors

It's tough to figure out how do we compete in Europe and North America, when obviously a living wage for us is very different than a living wage in Indonesia.

Tags: America, Living  ✍ Author: John Malkovich

I am pretty tough as a boss.

Tags: Boss, Pretty  ✍ Author: Vijay Mallya

It's always tough when you're fighting with your husband on the court.

Tags: Fighting, Husband  ✍ Author: Li Na

The woman's tour is very tough for all of the players.

Tags: Players, Woman  ✍ Author: Li Na

I just was in the second round. That's painful, because always is tough to lose, but well, that's sport. You win, you lose.

Tags: Lose, Win  ✍ Author: Rafael Nadal

I'm thought to be a tough writer, but I'm really a softie.

Tags: Thought, Writer  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

Sometimes we get very frustrated here on court. It is tough to control. It is a mistake.

Tags: Control, Sometimes  ✍ Author: David Nalbandian

I'm not aggressive by nature and it was tough for me to make the transition to directing.

Tags: Aggressive, Nature  ✍ Author: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

I just finished a novel, and I'm back kind of noodling on the screenplays. Screenplays are tough. I am making music, I'm just not sure what kind of music it is or where it's going.

Tags: Making, Music  ✍ Author: Michael Nesmith

If one artist sells five million albums, the tendency is for other artists to say, 'Maybe I should do a little of that, too.' That can be tough to resist.

Tags: Artist, Maybe  ✍ Author: Joe Nichols

In this industry, there are only two ways up the ladder. Rung by rung or claw your way to the top. It's sure been tough on my nails.

Tags: Sure, Top  ✍ Author: Jack Nicholson

Golfers have a tendency to be very masochistic. They like to punish themselves for some reason. A lot of them like tough courses.

Tags: Reason, Themselves  ✍ Author: Jack Nicklaus

I started running track when I was 13 years old, as a freshman in high school. I ran the 400 meters, which is a very tough race and a full sprint.

Tags: Old, School  ✍ Author: Norah O\'Donnell
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