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1. "Why must I do what is hardest?" "Because, Marion, you are an instrument of God. Don't leave the instrument sitting in its case, my son. Play! Leave no part of your instrument unexplored. Why settle for 'Three Blind Mice' when you can play the 'Gloria'?"
Author: Abraham Verghese
2. "Though it is the hardest thing, to work out one's weight and heft in the world, to whittle down all that I am and give it a value."
Author: Anna Funder
3. "The griefs that have been hardest for me were the ones I didn't recognize as griefs, because they came in what were supposed to be the best times of my life. No one whispered in my ear that the best times, the ones that change our lives, are woven with the thread of loss."
Author: Anna White
4. "Broadway is one of the hardest things I've ever done."
Author: Ashanti
5. "With a cold"--she spoke evenly, lowering her eyes a little--"now is the hardest time. Maybe even harder than dying. But this is probably as bad as it can get. You might come to fear the next time you get a cold; it will be as bad as this, but if you just hold steady, it won't be. For the rest of your life. That's how it works. You could take the negative view and live in fear: Will it happen again? But it won't hurt so much if you just accept it as a part of life." With that she looked up at me, smiling."
Author: Banana Yoshimoto
6. "Those who laugh the hardest are often the most unhappy."
Author: Bill Loguidice
7. "Nevada was hit hardest by the recession - highest unemployment, highest foreclosure rate, highest bankruptcy rate."
Author: Brian Sandoval
8. "The hardest times for me were not when people challenged what I said, but when I felt my voice was not heard."
Author: Carol Gilligan
9. "Acting is the easiest money you'll ever make in your life, and directing is probably the hardest money."
Author: Charles S. Dutton
10. "The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came."
Author: Christopher Morley
11. "Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige"."
Author: Christopher Priest
12. "Why is it that even when you're trying your hardest not to get attached, something still sneaks up on you?"
Author: Claire Cook
13. "Those are the hardest pieces of all to accept. The pieces of our puzzleThat just don't belong"
Author: Colleen Hoover
14. "You learn the most from life's hardest knocks."
Author: Conway Twitty
15. "Figuring out how to eat healthfully on your own without your parents' guidance is one of the hardest lessons you must learn when you leave home for college."
Author: Daphne Oz
16. "Mike Patton is a genius... It is definitely the hardest music I've ever played."
Author: Dave Lombardo
17. "It's those that fight hardest for freedom who are never free."
Author: David Clement Davies
18. "To keep something, you must take care of it. More, you must understand just what sort of care it requires. You must know the rules and abide by them. She could do that. She had been doing it all the months, in the writing of her letters to him. There had been rules to be learned in that matter, and the first of them was the hardest: never say to him what you want him to say to you. Never tell him how sadly you miss him, how it grows no better, how each day without him is sharper than the day before. Set down for him the gay happenings about you, bright little anecdotes, not invented, necessarily, but attractively embellished. Do not bedevil him with the pinings of your faithful heart because he is your husband, your man, your love. For you are writing to none of these. You are writing to a soldier."
Author: Dorothy Parker
19. "First, there must be talent, much talent. Talent such as Kipling had. Then there must be discipline. The discipline of Flaubert. Then there must be the conception of what it can be and an absolute conscience as unchanging as the standard meter in Paris, to prevent faking. Then the writer must be intelligent and disinterested and above all he must survive. Try to get all these things in one person and have him come through all the influences that press on a writer. The hardest thing, because time is so short, is for him to survive and get his work done."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
20. "The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any."
Author: Fred Astaire
21. "But again I seem to hear, like a kind of echo, an answer from beyond the world. 'You will have real obligations, and therefore real adventures when you get to my Utopia. But the hardest obligation and the steepest adventure is to get there."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
22. "I find it some of the hardest photography and the most challenging photography I've ever done. It's a real challenge to work with the natural features and the natural light."
Author: Galen Rowell
23. "I think the one that's going to be the hardest to make into a film is the one that's probably going to be made into a film, which is 'The Art of Racing in the Rain.' I mean, it's narrated by a dog. How do you do that? But hopefully we'll get to see."
Author: Garth Stein
24. "I'm not the type to fall for the trap of mankind indulgence of ignorance. A small minded person will yet go so far in life,so its best to avoid such individual at all times, cause a ignorant stem will be the hardest to eradicate whenever you trying to grow ..."
Author: Gary Tolan
25. "I love the film route and I'm gong to try my hardest to stay on it."
Author: Hailee Steinfeld
26. "His mother and father were agnostics, and Jim respected devout Christians in the same way that he respected people who were members of the Graf Zeppelin Club or shopped at the Chinese department stores, for their mastery of an exotic foreign ritual. Besides, those who worked hardest for others, like Mrs. Philips and Mrs. Gilmour and Dr. Ransome, often held beliefs that turned out to be correct."
Author: J.G. Ballard
27. "Bigger questions, questions with more than one answer, questions without an answer are the hardest to cope with in silence. Once asked they do not evaporate and leave the mind to its serener musings. Once asked they gain dimension and texture, trip you on the stairs, wake you at night-time. A black hole sucks up its surroundings and even light never escapes. Better then to ask no questions? Better then to be a contented pig than an unhappy Socrates? Since factory farming is tougher on pigs than it is on philosophers I'll take a chance."
Author: Jeanette Winterson
28. "In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters."
Author: John Fowles
29. "The evolution of sex is the hardest problem in evolutionary biology."
Author: John Maynard Smith
30. "Love transforms our fragile, cowardly hearts into hearts of stone, hearts of blade, hearts of hardest iron. Because love makes heroes of us all."
Author: Kelly Barnhill
31. "The softest thing in the world dashes against and overcomes the hardest; that which has no (substantial) existence enters where there is no crevice."
Author: Lao Tzu
32. "So much for endings. Beginnings are always more fun. True connoisseurs, however, are known to favor the stretch in between, since it's the hardest to do anything with. That's about all that can be said for plots, which anyway are just one thing after another, a what and a what and a what."
Author: Margaret Atwood
33. "I think loss of loved ones is the hardest blow in life."
Author: Marlo Thomas
34. "The lyrics are what I work on the hardest, but I'm not trying to make a perfectly clear message or anything like that. In fact, I'm usually trying to avoid saying something too directly, because usually that rings false anyway."
Author: Matt Berninger
35. "In life, the hardest decisions often have to be made more than once. But each time, it gets easier."
Author: Matthew J. Kirby
36. "The most confident of men are the ones who fall the hardest," she warned."
Author: Melody Anne
37. "Cocky much?" I muttered, hanging my arm out the window like Jesse was. I opened my hand and splayed my fingers to feel the wind rushing through them."Only when a pretty girl is sitting next to me and trying her hardest to pretend I'm the most irritating thing in the world," he replied, staring at the road and smiling."
Author: Nicole Williams
38. "And yet, anything real, anything strong, was never easy. She'd been taught from an early age that the things that mattered most were the hardest to obtain."
Author: Nora Roberts
39. "Good writing is the hardest form of thinking. It involves the agony of turning profoundly difficult thoughts into lucid form, then forcing them into the tight-fitting uniform of language, making them visible and clear. If the writing is good, then the result seems effortless and inevitable. But when you want to say something life-changing or ineffable in a single sentence, you face both the limitations of the sentence itself and the extent of your own talent."
Author: Pat Conroy
40. "Books have been my classroom and my confidant. Books have widened my horizons. Books have comforted me in my hardest times. Books have changed my life."
Author: Po Bronson
41. "I actually do have a motto," said Heat. "It's ‘Never forget who you work for.'" And as she voiced the words, Nikki felt a creeping unease. It wasn't exactly shame, but it was close. For the first time it sounded hollow. Fake. Why? She examined herself, trying to see what was different. The stress, that was new. And when she looked at that, she recognized that the hardest part of her day lately was working to avoid confrontation with Captain Montrose. That's when it came to her. In that moment, sitting nearly naked in Rook's living room, playing some silly nineteenth-century parlor game, she came to an unexpected insight. In that moment Nikki woke up and saw with great clarity who she had become - and who she had stopped being. Without noticing it, Heat had begun seeing herself as working for her captain and had lost sight of her guiding principle, that she worked for the victim."
Author: Richard Castle
42. "Sadie," he said forlornly, "when you become a parent, you may understand this. One of my hardest jobs as a father, one of my greatest duties, was to realize that my own dreams, my own goals and wishes, are secondary to my children's."
Author: Rick Riordan
43. "This inner peace of mind occurs on three levels of understanding. Physical quietness seems the easiest to achieve, although there are levels and levels of this too, as attested by the ability of Hindu mystics to live buried alive for many days. Mental quietness, in which one has no wandering thoughts at all, seems more difficult, but can be achieved. But value quietness, in which one has no wandering desires at all but simply performs the acts of his life without desire, that seems the hardest."
Author: Robert M. Pirsig
44. "I try my hardest not to read reviews."
Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor
45. "Researching real people and doing them, I think, is harder than anything else. You don't want to do a caricature of them and you don't want to do an impression. You just want to do the best you can, in terms of presenting their views and a general impression of the guy. That's the hardest thing to do, real people."
Author: Stephen Root
46. "Life carried on, but all of a sudden it wasn't the same. There was a change in me. I couldn't put my finger on it but somewhere in my brain a new door had appeared and despite my hardest efforts to keep it closed, my thoughts kept going there, wandering around in the empty room..."
Author: Tarryn Fisher
47. "Remember him, April. Even when you can't picture his face anymore, you owe each other prayers. And I'm not talking about sappy, sentimental stuff. Or fantasy, either. You pray for the hardest moments in his life, years down the line, when he's in a foxhole, or his child is sick, or he finds he has cancer. No one escapes calamity, but a kiss like that can last you your whole life. She looks up at April. I'm not saying that you think about it all the time. It just leaves you different than it found you."
Author: Tess Callahan
48. "It's a great lesson about not being too precious about your writing. You have to try your hardest to be at the top of your game and improve every joke you can until the last possible second, and then you have to let it go. You can't be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it...You have to let people see what you wrote."
Author: Tina Fey
49. "Am I just chasing it because it's the hardest thing for me to get and I want to prove I can do it?"
Author: Tina Fey
50. "Why is the word yes so brief?it should bethe longest,the hardest,so that you could not decide in an instant to say it,so that upon reflection you could stopin the middle of saying it."
Author: Vera Pavlova

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