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I Tried Quotes


"Every time that I have ever tried to help a woman out, I have been incarcerated." - Jose Canseco

"I tried marijuana once or twice in England, but didn't like it. I didn't inhale." - William J Clinton

"I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"I have not tried to reproduce nature; I have represented it." - Paul Cezanne

"I tried to keep us together, you were busy keeping secrets" - Drake

"They tried to get me-I got them first! (suicide note)" - Vachel Lindsay

"I got moxie, I'm so damn cocky. Industry tried to block me like cops and paparazzi." - Lauryn Hill

"As hard as I've tried, I don't know how not to be adorable." - Justin Bieber

"Society has traditionally always tried to find scapegoats, well here I am." - Marilyn Manson

"Whenever I have tried to do anything For Money it has always led me astray." - Nancy Spain

"I went to play golf and tried to shoot my age, but I shot my weight instead." - Bob Hope

"I have tried if I could reach that great resolution . . . to be honest without a thought of Heaven or Hell." - Thomas Browne

"I have not tried to tell the people anything. I have shared my views with the people but I have not tried to lead or correct them, assuming they need correction." - Nikki Giovanni

"My father gave me a bat for Christmas. The first time I tried to play with it, it flew away." - Rodney Dangerfield

"I kissed her hard and held her tight and tried to open her lips; they were closed tight." - Ernest Hemingway

"I'm so fat and I'm so depressed; last night I tried to hang myself - but the rope broke." - Joan Rivers

"When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it, and I didn't inhale, and I never tried again." - William J Clinton

"'I thought I could live my life without you,' she says, trying desperately to hold back her tears. 'I can't. I've tried and I can't do it.'" - Mike Gayle

"I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly." - Edgar Rice Burroughs

"I have tried and failed to lead a conventional life. When I try to be like other people, I fall out of bed." - Marian Engel

"If I wrote something that hadn't really happened, and I tried to sell it, I could go to jail. That's fraud!" - Kurt Vonnegut

"Hope you'll forgive me, never meant wrong. Tried to be patient, but waited too long. But I would've came back.. But I would've came back for you." - Drake

"Although I wanted my players to work to win, I tried to convince them they had always won when they had done their best." - John Wooden

"I can live with the pain of losing but I can't live with the thought of not having tried my best." - Bob Moore

"[When asked how someone 6'3" had dared take up golf:] I was too tall to make the chess team in my high school, so I tried golf." - Carol Mann

"Looking back, I think I tried to be too eclectic. Sometimes I'd sing thirty songs, and fifteen of them were not in English." - Pete Seeger

"I tried to be a boy, I tried to be a girl, I tried to be a mess." - Madonna Ciccone

"I was most confusedly in love. ... Even though I resolved not to think of him, his face would keep appearing between me and a book I tried to read, or his voice would suddenly sound instead of the words I tried to write on a page. ... I found love annoying and uncomfortable, like fetters, until I got used to it." - Nora Waln

"My mother tried to kill me when I was a baby. She denied it. She said she thought the plastic bag would keep me fresh." - Bob Monkhouse

"I've lost balls in every hazard and on every course I've tried. But when I lose a ball in the ball washer, it's time to take stock." - Milt Gross

"I tried the Scarsdale diet and the Stillman water diet (you remember that one, where you run weight off trying to get to the bathroom)." - Dolly Parton

"I've always tried to be aware of what I say in my films, because all of us who make motion pictures are teachers - teachers with very loud voices." - George Lucas

"I tried to follow Ben Graham's ideas." - Walter Schloss

"I tried to control the narrative." - Lance Armstrong

"I tried to think but nothing happened!" - Curly Howard

"I tried hockey, but it never stuck." - Jason Bay

"I always tried to do cool things." - Scott Aukerman

"I have always tried to stay current." - Rick Baker

"I tried. Can't do it. Brain's empty." - Sharon Creech

"I tried. But not everybody thought so." - Andrew Young

"I always tried to play my hunches." - Gene Tierney

"I tried my hand at writing, I tried to write out a little script - and it's not too bad. Mostly, though, it let me understand how incredibly difficult that job is. I can't even imagine doing it on a weekly basis for a series in any way. That's tough. I think I'll try to leave that to smarter people than me." - Nathan Fillion

"'I tried and it didn't work' is a lot better than, 'I wish I'd tried'." - Catherine DeVrye

"I tried always to do better: saw always a little further. I tried to stretch myself." - Audrey Hepburn

"I have done what I could do in life, and if I could not do better, I did not deserve it. In vain I have tried to step beyond what bound me." - Maurice Maeterlinck

"All of my life, I have been fascinated by the big questions that face us, and have tried to find scientific answers to them. If, like me, you have looked at the stars, and tried to make sense of what you see, you too have started to wonder what makes the universe exist." - Stephen Hawking

"When one of your children tells a lie, be honest with him; tell him that you have told hundreds of them yourself. Tell him it is not the best way; that you have tried it. Tell him as the man did in Maine when his boy left home: "John, honesty is the best policy; I have tried both."" - Robert Green Ingersoll

"I have always tried to be true to myself, to pick those battles I felt were important. My ultimate responsibility is to myself. I could never be anything else." - Arthur Ashe

"I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren't in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets." - Dolly Parton

"I got in an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent. That's a bad place for an argument, because I tried to walk out, and had to slam the flap." - Mitch Hedberg

"There's been no top authority saying what marijuana does to you. I really don't know that much about it. I tried it once but it didn't do anything to me." - John Wayne

"Black! Black! Black! I am proud of being a Negro. Nor have I ever tried to beg tolerance from anyone. Superiority is not proved by color, but by the brain, by education, by willpower, by moral courage." - Jose Celso Barbosa

"I don't let individual statistics make me a focus or more of a focus. I just tried to come out and attack early and get a big lead. We were able to take it in overtime and win." - Lebron James

"I never tried quitting, and I never quit trying." - Dolly Parton

"I tried to smile like I wasn't about to die." - Rick Riordan

"I tried marijuana once. I did not inhale." - Bill Clinton

"I tried to change the world, but I was outnumbered." - Anonymous

"I once tried playing baseball but I started crying." - Thom Yorke

"I tried marijuana once. I did not inhale." - William J Clinton

"When I have tried and failed, I shall have failed." - Sophocles

"When I was 14, I tried to stab someone." - Benjamin Carson

"I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it." - Clint Eastwood

"I tried to contain myself... but I escaped!" - Gary Paulsen

"Anyway, I tried liking Jimmy Corrigan but I couldn't." - Ted Rall

"I always tried to do the best. I knew I couldn't always be the best, but I tried to be." - Frank Robinson

"I tried a little of everything when I was little. I tried karate, I tried ballet, I tried piano lessons and singing lessons... I was a pretty normal kid, for the most part." - Cassie Ventura

"I followed my heart and figured that if I tried and failed, at least Id know that I tried." - Michelle Branch

"I tried to play every sport. I wasn't great at most of them, but at least I tried!" - Britt Robertson

"I followed my heart and figured that if I tried and failed, at least I'd know that I tried." - Michelle Branch

"I have a basic philosophy that I've tried to follow during my coaching career. Whether you're winning or losing, it's important to always be yourself. You can't change because of the circumstances around you." - Cotton Fitzsimmons

"If you look at how I've tried to and how I'll continue to try to govern, I'm not driven by some ideological agenda. I'm a pretty practical guy and I just want to make sure that things work." - Barack Obama

"What tried to demolish me, I allowed to polish me." - India.Arie

"I always tried to be correct, not politically correct." - Lee Kuan Yew

"I tried each thing, only some were immortal and free." - John Ashbery

"I tried to swallow his nonsense without choking." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"One time I tried to marry a chicken." - Calum Hood

"I always kind of just went ahead and tried things..." - Pierre Omidyar

"I just tried to build on my failures." - Kevin Costner

"I have tried so hard to do the right." - Grover Cleveland

"Lord, forgive the times I tried to read your mind." - Keith Green

"I want to be remembered as one who tried." - Dorothy Height

"I sure tried to help deliver compromise, consensus, bipartisanship." - Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

"All I know is I've tried my best." - Tiger Woods

"You shouldn't say I can't until you've tried." - Patrick Henry Hughes

"I tried to get a tan but I'm black already," - 2 Chainz

"I tried to pay attention, but attention paid me." - Lil Wayne

"I tried to make the Olympics team in 1956" - Bruce Dern

"I always kind of just went ahead and tried things..." - Pierre Omidyar

"I tried to put myself up for adoption several times." - Chelsea Handler

"I tried to get a tan but I'm black already," - 2 Chainz

"You should' say I ca' until you"ve tried." - Patrick Henry Hughes

"I'm not, sexy, am I? God knows, I've tried" - Cilla Black

"I have tried to establish the right to dare everything." - Paul Gauguin

"I tried to be strong in the face of obstacles." - Michel'le

"I always tried to manage my money smart." - Rakim

"I never tried to stage, to fabricate an image." - Domenico Gnoli

"I just kind of tried to stay true to myself." - Rene Marie

"Once I tried to use Him, now He uses me." - A. B. Simpson

"I tried phone sex - it gave me an ear infection...." - Richard Lewis

"I have tried in my way to be free." - Leonard Cohen

"I have never tried to compare myself to anyone else." - Sachin Tendulkar

"I tried ice-skating and wasn't very good at it." - Anton Yelchin

"I have tried so hard to do right." - Grover Cleveland

"I tried to make the Olympics team in 1956." - Bruce Dern

"I tried to play rugby but was never very good." - Ralph Fiennes

"I sure tried to help deliver compromise, consensus, bipartisanship." - Stephanie Herseth

"I always tried to do the best for my kid." - Sofia Vergara

"I also tried to avoid doing obvious dance records." - Boy George

"I tried never to take anything for granted." - Cilla Black

"I tried a robin heart once. It wasn't very good." - Emilia Clarke

"I tried to give up drugs by drinking." - Lou Reed

"I tried to oppose the academic to the marketplace." - Ad Reinhardt

"I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity." - John D Rockefeller

"I tried to learn the violin for a while." - Peter Wright

"I never tried to kill myself or anything." - Ronnie Spector

"You shouldn't say I can't until you've tried." - Patrick Henry Hughes

"I've tried to let the work I do speak." - David Morse

"I tried to do things independently with each child." - Andie Macdowell

"They say I tried to hurt my nurse. I tell them they tried to hurt me first." - CJ Roberts

"I tried to think about other things. I tried to invent optimistic inventions. But the pessimistic ones were extremely loud." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"I have tried getting up early, and I have tried getting up late-and the latter agrees with me best." - Mark Twain

"I tried football and got my ass beat. I tried baseball, and the ball knocked out one of my teeth." - Usher

"A man who took great pride in his lawn found himself with a large crop of dandelions. He tried every method he knew to get rid of them. Still they plagued him. Finally he wrote the department of agriculture. He enumerated all the things he had tried and closed his letter with the question: "What shall I do now?" In due course the reply came: "We suggest you learn to love them."" - Anthony De Mello

"It's better to have tried and failed than to live life wondering what would've happened if I had tried" - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"I had no intention of becoming a comedian. I just wanted to make people happy. I tried everything-I shucked oysters, I painted houses, I sold vacuum cleaners. But there was always a voice saying, You should be doing something different. And it was usually my boss and I was being fired." - Ellen Degeneres

"Gold is tried by fire, brave men by adversity." - Seneca the Younger

"Thoughts are but dreams till their effects are tried." - William Shakespeare

"He's a great writer. If I didn't think so I wouldn't have tried to kill him... I was the champ and when I read his stuff I knew he had something. So I dropped a heavy glass skylight on his head at a drinking party. But you can't kill the guy. He's not human." - Ernest Hemingway

"I tried-I swear I tried. But you didn't want to hear what I was saying, and I used that as an excuse to let it go on." - John Green

"I believe in the Church of Baseball. I tried all the major religions and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I learned that, I gave Jesus a chance." - Ron Shelton

"I can't exactly describe it, but as I looked at the putt, the hole looked as big as a wash tub, I suddenly became convinced I couldn't miss. All I tried to do was keep the sensation by not questioning it." - Jack Fleck

"I tried to write poems in rhyme. I tried writing songs. Sometimes I jotted down a thought. I would keep a log of spontaneous thoughts." - Chath Piersath

"I wanted to believe, and I tried my damnedest to believe, in the rainbow I tried to get over, and I couldn't! ... So what? Lots of people can't!" - Judy Garland

"I tried being a mechanic and I tried catering, but I realized I had even less aptitude for semi-skilled labour than for academic work." - Toby Young

"My friends drink everywhere. They even drink at the laundromat. I tried drinking at the laundromat, and I thought I was in a submarine, navigating the Sea of White Panties with my Spanish-speaking crew. I was like, "Mrs. Sanchez, set the coordinates to Permanent Press! Give me some quarters and another drink! This place is starting to look like a laundromat."" - Mike Birbiglia

"I am not a failure if I don't succeed; I am successful because I tried." - Susan Jeffers

"I tried college and I hated that. I seem to quit everything I do." - Harmony Korine

"I have tried... believe me, I have tried to like rap music. It makes me feel so very, very old. I have tried to get home with the downies." - Dylan Moran

"Ive just tried to keep my eyes open, tried to read everything you can, and tried to see whether I see myself within it. If I do, then I can get excited about it." - Chiwetel Ejiofor

"I tried to take heavy metal... and balled it up and chopped it in half and really tried to create a new form of energy. I really tried to re-shape extreme music as I see it through my eyes." - Phil Anselmo

"I've just tried to keep my eyes open, tried to read everything you can, and tried to see whether I see myself within it. If I do, then I can get excited about it." - Chiwetel Ejiofor

"I tried to do my best impression of The Jonas Brothers, but no matter how hard I tried I ended up looking cool!" - Alex Trebek

"I'm the youngest of 12 children. And although I was the youngest, I tried to organize things in my family. When there were disputes, I tried to mediate." - Ruth Simmons

"I'm the youngest of 12 children. And although I was the youngest, I tried to organize things in my family. When there were disputes, I tried to mediate." - Ruth J Simmons

"I tried to talk my daughter out of going with a hockey player but, he's a good kid. He asked me if he could marry Carrie before he asked her. I said: You want to what? I thought he was just going to ask for more ice time." - Phil Esposito

"I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.... Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you're not a good soldier." - Curtis Lemay

"When I, or people like me, are running the country, you'd better flee, because we will find you, we will try you, and we'll execute you. I mean every word of it. I will make it part of my mission to see to it that they are tried and executed." - Randall Terry

"At the Olympics, there was a little bit of unfair judging, but I tried not to be disappointed and to do my best. I think the audience respected and loved what I did at the Olympics, and that helped me become the world champion in 1997." - Olena Vitrychenko

"i hope i die warmed by the life that i tried to live" - Nikki Giovanni

"I know I lost my temper, but I tried to be human along the way." - Bernie Ebbers



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