“My dad had a very difficult life, a hard struggle all the time at work. I’ve always felt like I’m seeking his revenge.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“It was meant to be that life would be a challenge. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal. Teach our members that if they have a good, miserable day once in a while, or several in a row, to stand steady and face them. Things will straighten out. There is great purpose in our struggle in life.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“Chess reflects the real world in miniature. Endeavor, struggle, success, and defeat – they are part of each game ever played.”

 

Bruce Pandolfini

“Effort within the mind further limits the mind, because effort implies struggle towards a goal and when you have a goal, a purpose, an end in view, you have placed a limit on the mind.”

 

Bruce Lee

“when one is not expressing himself, he is not free. thus, he begins to struggle and the struggle breeds methodical routine. Soon, he is doing his methodical routine as response rather than responding to what is.”

 

Bruce Lee

“The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose. Do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear. Make a hairbreadth difference and heaven and earth are set apart; if you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between ‘for’ and ‘against’ is the mind’s worst disease.”

 

Bruce Lee

“In terms of homosexuality, not everyone is prepared for a daily struggle against nature. In some ways, people who challenge and subvert their biologically-determined body are struggling against nature. It’s a mysterious combination of nature and nurture that determines a person’s gender, and for whatever reason some people are driven to challenge their biological “destiny”. It’s a difficult struggle, and I believe it takes a lot of courage.”

 

Bruce LaBruce

“I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self.”

 

Bruce Jenner

“One of the problems with the kill-or-capture metric is that it has often been to the exclusion of having a deeper, richer understanding of the movement, its origins, and our adversaries’ mindset. The nuances are absolutely critical. Our adversaries are wedded to the ideology that informs and fuels their struggle, and, by not paying attention, we risk not knowing our enemy.”

 

Bruce Hoffman

“But nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight / Got to kick at the darkness ’til it bleeds daylight.”

 

Bruce Cockburn

“What began as a bitter dispute over Union and States’ Rights, ended as a struggle over the meaning of freedom in America. At Gettysburg in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said perhaps more than he knew. The war was about a new birth of freedom.”

 

Bruce Catton

“I could field as long as I can remember, but hitting has been a struggle all my life.”

Brooks Robinson

“The cult of nature is a form of patronage by people who have declared their materialistic independence from nature and do not have to struggle with nature every day of their lives.”

Brooks Atkinson

“It is a fight and struggle to just be yourself.”

Brooke Valentine

“We all struggle. I’m not saying any successful woman’s life is without struggle. But it doesn’t mean it has to be miserable.”

Brooke Shields

“I have a lot of girlfriends who are struggling out there to find good men.”

 

Britt Robertson

“The people running the business have to be people of good character. They have to have good Internet support. You can’t be struggling to get payments. It has to be properly organized. You can only beat that horse of good and easy money so many times before it eventually dies.”

 

Brian Tracy

“I can draw pencil lines to show something is moving, but if I’m writing, I struggle with how to write it. The boy ran down the hallway? The boy ran quickly down the hallway? The boy ran down the marble hallway? I agonize over the words. So my editor works very hard. I’m lucky to have her.”

 

Brian Selznick

“As struggles go, being an artist isn’t that much of one.”

 

Brian Eno

“Quite often, and in fact more often, I would say, I’m struggling all the way through to think, “What is it I like about this? What is the personality of this thing I’m hearing that I like so much?” And it’s nearly always a sort of mixed emotion, which is why I like it. It’s something that I have mixed feelings about in the sense that it’s both, say, placid and dangerous, or bitter and sweet, or dark and bright.”

 

Brian Eno