Art, especially the stage, is an area where it is impossible to walk without stumbling. There are in store for you many unsuccessful days and whole unsuccessful seasons: there will be great misunderstandings and deep disappointments… you must be prepared for all this, expect it and nevertheless, stubbornly, fanatically follow your own way.— Anton Chekhov
Inspiring Being Stubborn quotations
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly present illusion.
Never lose hope, be persistent and stubborn and never give up.
There are many instances in history where apparent losers suddenly turn out to be winners unexpectedly, so you should never conclude all hope is lost.
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
Be stubborn about your goals, and flexible about your methods.
Being stubborn has helped, being selfish is not a bad thing.
What will happen once the authentic mass man takes over, we do not know yet, although it may be a fair guess that he will have more in common with the meticulous, calculated correctness of Himmler than with the hysterical fanaticism of Hitler, will more resemble the stubborn dullness of Molotov than the sensual vindictive cruelty of Stalin.
My mother always says, "The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak.
" I can be very focused and determined. But, I can also be very stubborn. Be flexible be nuanced.
Being stubborn is a virtue when you're right; it's only a character flaw when you're wrong.
To be a tennis champion, you have to be inflexible.
You have to be stubborn. You have to be arrogant. You have to be selfish and self-absorbed. Kind of tunnel vision almost.
You making haste on decay: not blameworthy;
life is good, be it stubbornly long or suddenly A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than mountains: shine, perishing republic.
Positive deviance means doing the right thing for sustainability, despite being surrounded by the wrong institutional structures, the wrong processes and stubbornly uncooperative people. That is what sustainability-literate leadership means today. Surrounded by evidence of rampant unsustainability it is not possible to say 'I did not know'
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
The ideal woman to me would be the gun-toting moll.
Someone who is true blue and ready to face the world. Open to ideas and suggestion, not stubborn and closed minded.
The majority of unskilled investors stubbornly hold onto their losses when the losses are small and reasonable. They could get out cheaply, but being emotionally involved and human, they keep waiting and hoping until their loss gets much bigger and costs them dearly.
You can be stubborn and successful or you can give it up a bit and change things around. For me it's important to have a bit of both.
Every McDonald's commercial ends the same way: Prices and participation may vary. I wanna open a McDonald's and not participate in anything. I wanna be a stubborn McDonald's owner. "Cheeseburgers?" "Nope! We got spaghetti, and blankets."
What is exciting is not for one person to be stronger than the other.
.. but for two people to have met their match and yet they are equally as stubborn, as obstinate, as passionate, as crazy as the other.
Each position, each metre of the Soviet territory must be stubbornly defended, to the last drop of blood. We must cling to every inch of Soviet soil and defend it to the end!
You spoke about things they couldn't see and so they laughed.
Yet to row up the dark river against the current, to take the unknown road blindly, stubbornly, and to search for words rooted like the knotted olive tree- let them laugh. And to yearn for the other world to inhabit today's suffocating loneliness, this ravaged present- let them be.
There is more respect to be won in the opinion of this world by a resolute and courageous liquidation of unsound positions than by the most stubborn pursuit of extravagant or unpromising objectives.
Being a scientist is like being an explorer.
You have this immense curiosity, this stubbornness, this resolute will that you will go forward no matter what other people say.
Rule Number One is this: If you’re open to learning, you get your life-lessons delivered as gently as the tickle of a feather. But if you’re defensive, if you stubbornly persist in being right instead of learning the lesson at hand, if you stop paying attention to the tickles, the nudges, the clues—boom! Sledgehammer.
Life is but short; no time can be afforded but for the indulgence of real sorry, or contests upon questions seriously momentous. Let us not throw away any of our days upon useless resentment, or contend who shall hold out longest in stubborn malignity. It is best not to be angry; and best, in the next place, to be quickly reconciled.
Be too dumb to quit and too stubborn to back off.
My experience is that inventors come in all sizes, all nationalities, all ages.
The only thing I'm sure of is that inventors are always stubborn.
Somebody who sticks to his guns can be called a stubborn person or a principled person, it depends on whether you like his ideas or not. You can call somebody whose ideas you don't like an ideologist or a person of ideas. You can call somebody whose actions you don't like a pragmatist if you like them, or an opportunist if you don't.
Be stubborn and persist, and trust yourself on what you love. You have to trust what you love.
For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination.
I went to my dad when I was 17 and said, 'I want to be a country music star.
' Which every dad loves to hear. And he said, 'I want you to go to college.' So we had a discussion. And I'm pretty stubborn. I'm a lot like him. And he said, 'If you go to college and graduate, I'll pay your first six months of rent in Nashville.' So he bribed me.
Grandfather was well known for being stubborn in his ideas.
For instance... you had to go to sleep facing east so that you would be ready to greet the sun when it returned.
...there is a difference between being convinced and being stubborn. I
Perseverance isn't just the willingness to work hard.
It's that plus the willingness to be stubborn about your own belief in yourself.
The only way I will leave this job will be because of results.
I'm too stubborn to quit because of criticism - too stubborn.
If you don't watch it people will force you one way or the other, into doing what they think you should do, or into just being mule-stubborn and doing the opposite out of spite.
But time has a way of demonstrating the most stubborn are the most intelligent.
The stubbornness of a weak man should never be underestimated.
The weak tend to be very stubborn when they've decided on something.