Quotes: challenging

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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions.
  • Alan Alda
    Alan Alda
    American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. 1936-
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    Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.
  • Billy Childish
    Billy Childish
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    Being a fan of authentic Dada, I find today's art - what I call 'Bankers' Dada' - mind-numbingly dull. The most challenging work I've seen of late is by The British Art Resistance. Their document, 'A Call for Heroes in an Age of Cowards', is apt in these days of witless chancers.
  • Viktor E. Frankl
    Viktor E. Frankl
    Austrian psychiatrist 1905-
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    Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
  • Alec Baldwin
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    Doing these parts is not fun. It's challenging, but no fun. It's creepy. I would rather play the guy that throws the touchdown pass and gets carried off the field.
  • Arthur Ashe
    Arthur Ashe
    Robert Ashe Jr 1943-1993
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    Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it.
  • Brooke Burke
    Brooke Burke
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    Going into a pregnancy is a really challenging time for a woman, because it's forever-changing, both mentally and physically.
  • Bruce Parry
    Bruce Parry
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    I couldn't get to sleep at night without saying the Lord's Prayer because, when I was young, I felt I was touched by the hand of Jesus, and hated myself for challenging it.
    Source: As quoted in Bruce Parry: My job doesnt allow me a private life by Cassandra Jardine in The Telegraph (19 September 1007)
  • Adam Clayton
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    I don't think rock 'n roll is necessarily a young man's game. I think Neil Young is just as rock'n'roll now as he was in his 20s. I'd like to think we can still be edgy and challenging.
  • Andrew Wiles
    Andrew Wiles
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    I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make young mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future.
  • In my career, there have been three things that were challenging: playing gay; playing a Jewish woman; and playing Chekhov. The scariest part was playing Chekhov!
  • Learning how to deal with people and their reactions to my life is one of the most challenging things... people staring at me, people asking rude questions, dealing with media, stuff like that.
  • Alice S. Rossi
    Alice S. Rossi
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    Nothing is so threatening to conventional values as a man who does not want to work or does not want to work at a challenging job, and most people are disturbed if a man in a well-paying job indicates ambivalence or dislike toward it.
  • Bell Hooks
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    Popular escapist fiction enchants adult readers without challenging them to be educated for critical consciousness. - From (2003) Rock My Soul
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