A Rough Life Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 98 Quotes About A Rough Life

#1. It was a rough crossing, the one from childhood to the next life. And as with any other harsh journey, not everything survived. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#2. I worked at a group home for a survival job years ago, and kids who have a rough home life have always tugged at my heart-strings. I also care a lot about animal cruelty. - Author: Mike Colter
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#3. When you're adopted, no matter what, you've got issues with unconditional love. And you find out you're the product of the worst situation for a young girl to be in and start her life, and I'm so grateful that my birth mom made the decision she made. She came from a rough situation. - Author: Rodney Atkins
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#4. The peach siding created a gorgeous contrast to the stucco walls and the dark-brown roof tiles - a fairytale house in a fairytale suburban neighborhood. She rolled her eyes. Too bad life had been anything but. - Author: Katherine McIntyre
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#5. Do you want to die, Gabriel?" "No." His hand fell to cover hers, heated and rough. "I just want that moment when the choice to live or die isn't my responsibility. Not my life, or anyone else's." Pale eyes fixed on her. "More than anything, I want a reason to keep living. - Author: Cole McCade
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#6. I wrote about the life of a housing officer in Britain, in a pretty rough area of London. Maybe it was because I'm a big-mouth and an exhibitionist, and I'm slightly egotistical. All those things have to come together for a writer. - Author: Ben Richards
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#7. The men whom I have seen succeed best in life have always been cheerful and hopeful men, who went about their business with a smile on their faces, and took the changes and chances of this mortal life like men, facing rough and smooth alike as it came. - Author: Charles Kingsley
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#8. Life wasn't always easy, and had a way of filing down the sharp corners and rough edges. - Author: Danielle Steel
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#9. Kid, you had a rough day. Everyone has them. And when you do - do what I do - you ask yourself: Anybody's life better because of what I did today? If the answer's yes . . . then stop your whining. If not, well, do better tomorrow. - Author: Lodro Rinzler
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#10. This is a Spartacan fighting knife. Heard of the Spartacan Scouts? Rough boys. This knife belonged to one of them. He died saving my life. - Author: Henry V. O'Neil
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#11. Recreating the experience of, say, bereavement in my own head is pretty rough. I was used to switching off from emotions every day of my working life as a journalist, but in fiction, you have to feel it 100%, or else it's a flat experience for the reader. - Author: Karen Traviss
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#12. The human race is a life sentence ... it's a rough confinement, and sometimes we all need to break out of jail. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#13. In the East they taught us that all suffering comes from desire, and that rough beast would stalk me through my life, but on that afternoon, and for a time after, I touched grace. - Author: Christopher Moore
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#14. The middle [those rough patches that come before the completion of our milestones] is only a temporal place, never settle there or cut corners to get out! - Author: Dionna L. Hayden
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#15. Underneath, he was a good cat. Loyal and loving. But no one ever bothered to look past his rough exterior, because in reality, looks meant more than everyone wanted to admit. - Author: Cambria Hebert
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#16. I had gone through a really rough patch in my life, struggling with anxiety and depression for the first time ever, and it was totally new to me. I really had no idea what was going on, and it was all I could think about, so it was all I could write about. - Author: Matty Mullins
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#17. They say that life is a highway and its milestones are the years,And now and then there's a toll-gate where you buy your way with tears.It's a rough road and a steep road and it stretches broad and far,But at last it leads to a golden Town where golden Houses are. - Author: Joyce Kilmer
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#18. You can pray and fight at the same time, Corporal. Especially if you learn how before things get rough. It's important to have a philosophy of life ... and of death. - Author: Henry V. O'Neil
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#19. You ever be having a really good dream, and then, uh- right in the middle of the dream you wake up, right in the best part of the dream? And there you are, back in your stinkin' life again? Man, that's rough, eh? - Author: Norm MacDonald
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#20. Life as a shorty shouldn't be so rough. - Author: Inspectah Deck
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#21. I grew up in a bookless house with a father and brother who have spent most of their lives in prison, psychiatric hospitals, or living rough, and a mother who has spent her life slaving and scrimping to pay the bills, living a nervous and troubled life. - Author: M. J. Hyland
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#22. The rough and ready improvisational quality to life on board the International Space Station is reminiscent of a long trip in a sailboat: privacy and fresh produce are in short supply, hygiene is basic, and a fair amount of the crew's time is spent just on maintaining and repairing the craft. - Author: Chris Hadfield
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#23. Hard-bitten had a double meaning: bitten hard by life, like her, or clamping meanly down on other people. But, as though belying his thoughts, she said, "I hope your days are good."
"If only. My eyes, you know, are like Swiss cheese, the doctor says. I see through the holes. - Author: Edward Hoagland
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#24. Get used to a rough life, for luxury does not last forever. - Author: Umar
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#25. Many a man gets weary of clamping down on his rough impulses, which if given occasional release would encourage the living of life with salt in it, in place of dust. - Author: Henry S. Haskins
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#26. Discussion without asperity, sympathy with fusion, gayety unracked by too abundant jests, mental ease in approaching one another; these are the things which give a pleasant smoothness to the rough edge of life. - Author: Agnes Repplier
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#27. If it looks a bit rough, a little worn, with little splotches - those have the swetest flavor. The ones that are perfect on the outside tend to be a bit more bland. That is true about many things in life. - Author: Jeff Wheeler
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#28. ...I found that much of the romance had left the trenches. The old days, from the beginning to July, 1915, were all so delightfully precarious and primitive. Amateurish trenches and rough and ready life, which to my mind gave this war what it sadly needs - a touch of romance. - Author: Bruce Bairnsfather
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#29. I'd send Eleanor a dignified note. Then I'd have to fall out of love with her. That was the rough part. Everything in life is organized around people falling in love with each other. Falling is easy; but no one tells you how to fall out of love. I didn't know where to begin. - Author: Hanif Kureishi
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#30. I always knew, even as a kid, that my mom had a really rough life, and I always wanted to make her feel happy and to make her feel good. - Author: Cristela Alonzo
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#31. An employer of mine back in the '80s was kind enough to take me on after a rough patch, and it made a big difference in my life that I knew I was the sort of person who showed up on time. It's a basic tell of character. - Author: Anthony Bourdain
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#32. Politics isn't a reality show or a gong show. It's not show business for ugly people. It's the arena where we define our common life in a rough and ready contest that has winners and losers. - Author: Michael Ignatieff
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#33. I promise my students that if they take the time to figure out their life purpose, they'll look back on it as the most important thing they discovered while at school. If they don't figure it out, they will just sail off without a rudder and get buffeted in the very rough seas of life. - Author: Clayton Christensen
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#34. Those eerie diamond eyes shifted over to her and she stilled, as if he's willed her to do so.
There was a moment of silence. And then in a rough voice the man whose life she saved spoke four words that changed everything ... changed her life, changed her destiny: She. Comes. With. Me. - Author: J.R. Ward
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#35. The golf facet of my life doesn't go with the rest of my life, which is a rough-and-tumble life. I work in real estate development, which is the toughest business, and I do it in the toughest city. I deal with ruthless people. - Author: Donald Trump
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#36. From "Modern Man" in Every Lyric Tells A Story
His life is run by telephones and clocks
He changes his women, like he changes his socks
He plays to win and sometimes he plays rough
Knows a lot about sex but not much about love - Author: Mark Wilkins
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#37. We may get so fixed on one area that we neglect everything else. Life becomes like a tire with a bald spot that is ballooning and ready to blow out. That makes the going rough. For everybody. Long before the blow out. - Author: J. Grant Howard
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#38. I said, "The children wanted to know what life was like."
Junior said, "They [the children] don't have any idea how rough it was."
(George responds)"Or how good it was either! People forget that a picture ain't made from just one color. Life ain't all good or all bad. It's full of everything. - Author: George Dawson
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#39. Sometimes things feel hopeless. Not always within my own life - but looking outward, it seems like rough times lie ahead of us. The world seems to be kind of caving in on itself in a lot of ways. But I try to look on the bright side. - Author: Jenny Lewis
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#40. Let me back up a little and tell you why I prefer writing to real life: You can rewrite. A novel, for example, can be cleaned up, altered, trimmed, improved. Life, on the other hand, is one big messy rough draft. - Author: Harlan Coben
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#41. Each individual's life starts with a new rough stone waiting to be discovered by a willing Apprentice. - Author: Stevan V. Nikolic
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#42. Because some of my at-home life was rough and lonely, I often looked to escape into my imagination. Science fiction provided a deep well to pull from and was something easily accessible to me. - Author: Keahu Kahuanui
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#43. Life is a veil, its paths are dark and rough
Only because we do not know enough
When Science has discovered something more
We shall be happier than we were before. - Author: Hilaire Belloc
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#44. Our path is sometimes rough and sometimes smooth; nonetheless, life is a constant journey ... whatever we do is regarded as our journey, our path. That path consists of opening oneself to the road, opening oneself to the steps we are about to take. - Author: Chogyam Trungpa
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#45. Army life was rough. Would you believe it, they actually wanted me to pitch three times a week. - Author: Whitey Ford
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#46. Many of the artists who have represented Negro life have seen only the comic, ludicrous side of it, and have lacked sympathy with and appreciation for the warm big heart that dwells within such a rough exterior. - Author: Henry Ossawa Tanner
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#47. Here's the bottom line: I can't play someone if I can't figure out what he cares about. Everybody cares about something, even a rough character. It defines where we step in life. As soon as you find out what somebody cares about, then it all gets real. - Author: William Fichtner
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#48. Music helped me to get out of a rough period in my life when I really struggled to see any future for myself and was terrified about what was happening to the people around me. - Author: Benjamin Booker
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#49. I had, early in life, a love for staging, but it is fast dying out. Nine hours over a rough road are enough to root out the most passionate love of that kind. - Author: Maria Mitchell
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#50. You can't have it all, all at once. Who - man or woman - has it all, all at once? Over my lifespan I think I have had it all. But in different periods of time things were rough. And if you have a caring life partner, you help the other person when that person needs it. - Author: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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#51. A rough rule in life is that an organization foolish in one way in dealing with a complex system is all too likely to be foolish in another. - Author: Charlie Munger
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#52. As a wolf, I'm a diamond in the rough. I crack jokes. My whole life is about trying, about speaking up in order to be seen, about howling with laughter or howling out how I see the world. - Author: Jessi Klein
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#53. If you make believe that ten guys in pin-striped suits are back in a kindergarten class playing with building blocks, you'll get a rough picture of what life in a corporation is like. - Author: Lee Iacocca
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#54. I know I'm a bit rough around the edges and I know I've trampled my way through your life, but I do love you with all of my heart. Never doubt that. You're my girl, and I want you and I need you with me forever. - Author: Raine Miller
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#55. I am to be broken. I am to be derided all my life. I am to be cast up and down among these men and women, with their twitching faces, with their lying tongues, like a cork on a rough sea. Like a ribbon of weed I am flung far every time the door opens. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#56. My neighborhood was rough, but I live a great life now. I don't fight that much now. I don't look for it anyway, but if someone hits your mother, whether you're a star, an accountant, or an astronaut or anything ... I mean it's your mother, so I lost my mind. - Author: Shia Labeouf
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#57. A thankful outlook smoothes the rough edges off life. - Author: Deborah Norville
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#58. Life is like a roller coaster. It's never going to be perfect - it is going to have perfect moments, and then rough spots, but it's all worth it. - Author: Patti Smith
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#59. Life is rough for a lot of people. Some people live in greater material circumstances than others, but life is rough for everybody. - Author: Karl Rove
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#60. I'm still rough around the edges. I grew up with not a lot of money, and just played sports my whole life. So you develop the sports-mouth with all of your friends. - Author: Justin Bieber
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#61. I love playing basketball because you could be having a rough day in your life, and while you're on the court it gives you a clear mind. I'm not worried about anything. I'm there just playing freely and I go out there all and I have fun. - Author: Derrick Rose
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#62. Percy figured they must be on the bottom of his foot - a rough, calloused expanse where only the most disgusting plant life grew. Finally - Author: Rick Riordan
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#63. Well, as Auden wondered: Will it come like a change in the weather? Will its greeting be courteous or rough? Will it alter my life altogether? O tell me the truth about love. - Author: Stephen Fry
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#64. Christianity is a religion which concerns us as we are here and now, creatures of body and soul. We do not "follow the footsteps of his most holy life" by the exercise of a trained religious imagination, but by treading the firm, rough earth, up hill and down dale. - Author: Evelyn Underhill
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#65. It hasn't been smooth or delightful every minute, there were lean years and rough years, but it's been exciting and good and I'm thrilled to be an actress and a singer and to have spent my life this way. - Author: Sally Kellerman
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#66. Proof had this ability to not only nurture my talent, but to see that diamond in the rough when a million people could be looking at the same thing... and just not see it. - Author: Eminem
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#67. You're hard sometimes, but you're genuine and easy to love. You give people everything you have to give, Silas. You're a rough diamond amongst pearls. You look like a dirty stone amongst the sheen, but your value far exceeds the silky dull shine of a pearl. - Author: Criss Copp
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#68. Even though I had a rough life I always had my mind on bigger and better things. - Author: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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#69. Since I was 19, I've had the most fun possible every single day, even when I had a rough life. It was the army which taught me about life, and the theater which taught me how good it could be. - Author: Michael Caine
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#70. Life, is easy. And if yours isn't, quit whining. Oh, wait. unless you're just a head amd then, you do have it pretty rough. I don't know how you roll out of bed every morning. - Author: Christopher Titus
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#71. You may have gotten off to a rough start in life. You may have had more than your share of unfair things happen, but it's not how you start that counts. It's how you finish." **** - Author: Don Pasco
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#72. The truth is: while it may have been rough getting here, I've awakened to a dream. The most incredible man in the world came into my life and gave it back to me. - Author: Tessa Dawn
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#73. When people go through something rough in life, they say, 'I'm taking it one day at a time.' Yes, so is everybody. Because that's how time works. - Author: Hannibal Buress
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#74. Give me a spirit that on this life's rough sea Loves t'have his sails filled with a lusty wind, Even till his sail-yards tremble, his masts crack, And his ship run on her side so low That she drinks water, and her keel plows air. - Author: George Chapman
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#75. The truth is, I'm just a rough old New Zealander who has enjoyed many challenges in his life. - Author: Edmund Hillary
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#76. Have we ever considered that Godly morals might be the precision-crafted keys that effortlessly turn the tumblers of life? And have we considered that anything else is something like a rough screwdriver trying to force a lock open? - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#77. I would say Will came at a time in my life where he saw beauty in me that I didn't see in myself at the time. And, you know, he saw a diamond in the rough and kind of, picked me up and blew off all the dust and said, 'I'm telling you, I'm going to make you shine, girl.' - Author: Jada Pinkett Smith
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#78. Is it worthwhile that we jostle a brother, Bearing his load on the rough road of life? Is it worthwhile that we jeer at each other, In blackness of heart - that we war to the knife? God pity us all in our pitiful strife - Author: Joaquin Miller
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#79. For a permanent solution to easing tension and soothe the rough waters of the world that cause people to go to drugs, drinking, gambling, pornography, overeating, or anything that will give them some temporary relief, you can't beat the support and encouragement of a friend. - Author: Jonathan Anthony Burkett
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#80. She cried for herself, she cried because she was afraid that she herself might die in the night, because she was alone in the world, because her desperate and empty life was not an overture but an ending, and through it all she could see was the rough, brutal shape of a coffin. - Author: John Cheever
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#81. There is no employment in the world so laborious as that of making to one's self a great name; life ends before one has scarcely made the first rough draught of his work. - Author: Jean De La Bruyere
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#82. I was a normal person, living in a rough area with a foreign mother, I endured it and came out of the other side to help hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to change their lives just like I had mine. - Author: Stephen Richards
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#83. When I was born it was Simon who they'd put once more into his arms, the dream of a child he could mold in his own image. It certainly wasn't me, a half-baked attempt at life, a rough sketch showing no familiar traits whatsoever. - Author: Philippe Grimbert
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#84. As far as they're conserned, I've been kind of a poor second best all my life, or I don't qualify at all compared to my brother. It's rough being around them and feeling like you never measure up. Collin - Author: Danielle Steel
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#85. And Beauvoir knew then the man was a saint. He's been touched by any number of medical men and women. All healers, all well intentioned, some kind, some rough. All made it clear they wanted him to live, but none had made him feel that his life was precious, was worth saving, was worth something. - Author: Louise Penny
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#86. The real world is not easy to live in. It is rough; it is slippery. Without the most clear-eyed adjustments we fall and get crushed. A man must stay sober; not always, but most of the time. - Author: Clarence Day
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#87. I always say that life is not easy for anybody. People hear about the young actors who have a rough life, but there are plenty of other kids who aren't actors who have a rough time, too, and I don't know if the ratio is any different. - Author: Johnny Crawford
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#88. I think it's an amazing quality to be able to roll with the punches and not be totally ruined as a person because life's been rough for you. That's a really admirable way to go through your life. - Author: Anna Paquin
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#89. O Life! thou art a galling load,
Along a rough, a weary road,
To wretches such as I! - Author: Robert Burns
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#90. Virtue and learning, like gold, have their intrinsic value: but if they are not polished, they certainly lose a great deal of their luster: and even polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold. - Author: Lord Chesterfield
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#91. I commend you, however, for passing the time in as merry a manner as you possibly could; it is assuredly better to go laughing than crying thro' the rough journey of life. - Author: George Washington
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#92. Her whole life has been rough dad," I whisper. "She's too young to have experienced this much pain. - Author: S.A. Rolls
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#93. To say that a writer's hold on reality is tenuous is an understatement-it's like saying the Titanic had a rough crossing. Writer's build their own realities, move into them and occasionally send letters home. The only difference between a writer and a crazy person is that a writer gets paid for it. - Author: David Gerrold
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#94. Going through a rough break-up? Nothing a little dance party with friends can't ease. - Author: Selena Gomez
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#95. If your life gets off to a rough start, just know this is helping you develop depth of personality and depth of character. - Author: John Bytheway
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#96. Sure it could get rough sometimes, but life wasn't a Hollywood movie. Shit happened. You fought, you screamed, and somehow you worked like hell to get out the other side still intact. - Author: Samantha Young
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#97. You know the things I went through as a youngster, coming into the business, all the good, the bad and the ugly that came. I'd had a rough life. I grew up single parent. My mom, she was like a father to me. - Author: Raekwon
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#98. There was a time in my life that my mother told me that they didn't know whether they were going to send me to college or an institution, and it's rough to hear that ... Childhood is tough. - Author: Ellen Greene
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