In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.
Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.
Like after a nice walk when you have seen many lovely sights you decide to go home, after a while I decided it was time to go home, let us put the cubes back in order. And it was at that moment that I came face to face with the Big Challenge: What is the way home?
I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: 'Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
At fifty everyone has the face he deserves.
The most rewarding thing is being on Broadway. I went into Cabaret as a replacement and was really challenged beyond anything I could have imagined.
If I lose even half a pound, I have two holes here in the face. I think for my bones and my size, I better stay with my 60 kilo.
I'm always trying to do the impossible to please people. It comes from not being secure in myself and not looking at the things within I have to fix. Sometimes you keep going because you don't want to face the truth.
Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire.
I think the most insulting thing you can do to a director is to challenge when he or she is satisfied with your interpretation.
You have to hope that you don't have to wear a mask and you don't have to put prosthetics on your face to make yourself look believable.
Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
I'm calling my book series the 'with God series.' And this next 'with God' book is Friendship with God, which comes out in November. This books challenges us to bring about the end of 'better' on this planet.
I deliberately, in a way, went for something that was a huge challenge and was a big period film. I was excited about the canvas on which I could tell the story as much as the story itself.