We have collected the best Troubled Quotes by famous authors including John Henrik Clarke, Owen Jones, Benjamin Walker, Jim Leach, Robert Webb and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
As the eldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, I was constantly troubled by a collage of North American southern behaviors and notions in reference to the inhumanity of people. There were questions that I did not know how to ask but could, in my young, unsophisticated way, articulate a series of answers.
John Henrik Clarke
Restoring our shared humanity isn’t easy, not least because powerful interests – from media outlets to politicians – relentlessly seek to undermine it. But it is the only hope for a troubled world.
Don’t trust somebody that don’t have a troubled period.
The arts and humanities are vastly more important in troubled times.
I’m troubled by how much I like Rowan Williams. I think it reveals character flaws in myself that I’d rather not think about. The softly spoken soon-to-be-former Archbishop of Canterbury is my secret crush, my weird pash, and my guilty pleasure.
Not surprisingly, troubled economic times often beget proselytizers of wacky, extreme ideas.
The relationship between France and its ‘foreign’ players – blacks and North African Arabs – has always been troubled, particularly with Algerians.
To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.
Queen Elizabeth II
Civilization in our time is driven by materialism and troubled by pollution, over-population, corruption, and violence. National parks can hardly be uncoupled from the society around them, but that only makes it more important to protect them and keep them whole and pure.
I started with things that I was troubled by or confused by or interested in, and then I wrote stories to try to puzzle my way through it. But the question is not how to represent war, because it’s an abstract thing that’s felt differently for all the characters.
It’s time to pull the bandage off America’s foreclosure problem. The economy is ready to emerge from its recent dark period, but to make it happen soon we need to speed the resolution of millions of troubled home loans. Six years have passed since the crisis began, yet instead of accelerating, foreclosures have slowed.
I seem to play a lot of troubled kids.
Catholics and evangelicals should be troubled by Mrs. Clinton’s hidden agenda to influence and alter the tenets of Christian and Catholic orthodoxy.
We’re products of this world we were born into. We all battle our own demons. Everyone is troubled in the dark, but, please just stop & think about the babies. They’re gonna be here long after we leave.
I have learned the hard way to mind my business, without judging who people are and what they do. I am more troubled by the lack of space being provided for the truth to unfold. Humans cannot seem to wait for or honor the truth. Instead, we make it up based on who we believe people should or should not be.
Running for attorney general troubled me. Because I was worried I would simply become just a figurehead and that’s not me.
The worsening of relations between a declining America and an internally troubled Mexico could even give rise to a particularly ominous phenomenon: the emergence, as a major issue in nationalistically aroused Mexican politics, of territorial claims justified by history and ignited by cross-border incidents.
As a writer who has struggled with depression, the question is one that has long troubled me. Should I resist treatment, on the off-chance my creative output will somehow be affected?
I’m not quite sure when I began to be troubled by the creeping sense of my own ludicrousness, but it persisted – and eventually grew into a fascination. I started writing about it. Thus, in His characteristically mysterious way, the Lord made clear His plans for me.
I am troubled that sometimes in our political discourse we spend all of our time focused on the challenges of the next century rather than on the opportunities of the new century.
To play well you must feel tranquil and at peace. I have never been troubled by nerves in golf because I felt I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.
I’d say I’m drawn to characters that ring true to me. Adolescence is a troubled time for everyone, so a lot of those characters have been troubled, tortured people. It’s been a great way to navigate my adolescence by having these more troubled kids as an outlet.
My parents actively tried to discourage me from going into music – especially Dad, because of the troubled times he had in his youth.
Writing fiction was a way to take the ideas that troubled me or confused me and put them under pressure.
The world is an increasingly dangerous, troubled place. There are nations that seem to be ungovernable. Nations where violence and religious combat are as common as the sunrise.
The quickest way to become troubled is to be concerned with what people are gonna say about your life and your work.
When I was at Marvel, they were in bankruptcy, which is hard to believe now with ‘Avengers 2’ out, but it was during the 1990s. It was a troubled place. Comic book sales were dropping. Work was scattered.
The Amex has a long, often troubled, sometimes glorious history.
Put the kids in a cool bath, then get them to bed, then light a candle. Do whatever you need to do to ease your troubled mind.
I never had a mother. I suppose a mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
Sanctions on Pakistan have been part of the troubled U.S.-Pakistan relationship in the past and should not be considered as an option in the future.
I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East. It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are increasingly being deliberately targeted by fundamentalist Islamist militants.
While no community is immune to the impacts of COVID-19, I’m troubled by the disparate impact to communities of color.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
Henri Frederic Amiel
At the time it seriously troubled me, but in drafting me as Marshall Plan Administrator, President Truman did as great a favor for me as one man can do for another. It opened my eyes to many things of which I was totally unaware and it was the beginning of my real education.
While I remain troubled by the Corps’ inability to fully justify the Model they used for their commercial traffic predictions, America clearly has an aging lock and dam infrastructure on the Mississippi.
I’m often troubled by a very strong instinct to share everything that’s going on with me. I want to feel that connection, even with people I don’t know. Then this other voice says, ‘That’s not prudent. People will use what you’ve said to hurt you.’
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.
I am very troubled by the tendency to define introverts by what they lack. Introversion is a preference, not a fallback plan.
It was a sort of weird, troubled road into acting because I had been a bit naughty in school until I did my Highers, and then I was like, ‘Oh, I think I’m going to apply myself and surprise everyone.’
Many troubled Midwestern towns are grasping for ways to fend off decline and, in some cases, extinction.
Man, I was a troubled kid. I was going to get kicked out of a Christian school and got sent to military school for a year and a half, and I didn’t really have much direction until I got the opportunity to drive race cars.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
In trouble to be troubled, Is to have your trouble doubled.
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What matters is that there is somewhere for those who are troubled, threatened or afraid to turn to in their darkest hour. What matters is that there are those who are willing and able to use the law as an instrument of inclusion, of protection, and of freedom.
It is my position that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do. No matter how I look at this issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens.
If a person is insane or troubled, you first have to get the person to admit that they have a problem before you can solve anything.
The city’s contradictions and frailties drive me to the church. The church, in turn, binds my wounds and soothes my troubled heart, and sends me right back out into the city again.
I’m not actually as emotional as everybody thinks. The songs are super personal, but that’s just one side of me, and I guess people just assume I’m some troubled guy who’s constantly sad.
Rex Orange County
No matter how troubled a character’s history, romance novels tell us, love can be built upon it, and happily-ever-after can result. What’s more, the darker the past, the brighter the future – and the better the read.
I think I’ve been good at getting into lonely and troubled characters because, not to brag, but I’m the complete opposite in real life.
Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.
My heroines, more often than not, are the ones who are troubled and resistant.
The more forcibly I’m made aware of the fact that I’ll never be the kind of storyteller I most admire, the less I’ll be troubled by that. I’ll probably just become more myself.
The Great Bailout is mostly over for the banks. But for those troubled behemoths of the nation’s housing bust, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the lifeline from Washington just keeps getting longer.
My wife is troubled by the things I forget. I am troubled by the things she recollects.
We’re allowing every Eric Harris, every troubled kid out there, to become the next Tim McVeigh.
I wouldn’t say I have felt troubled here at United. I am not troubled. I am lucky. I have loved my time here.
I’ve long loved emerging markets airlines because they usually sell at bargain prices. The troubled history of developed market airlines unfairly taints these stocks. In the emerging world, they’re growth stocks.
Africa has been troubled for a long time – well, the world has been troubled ever since I was born.
There are times I wish I was more conventional. I would get a husband and a baby and a big SUV in the ‘burbs and be happy. But forging my own way – my career, my relationships with wonderful but troubled people – that’s who I am.
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
I had always been troubled by the liberal paradox of wanting everyone to be treated the same, while at the same time respecting their cultural differences.
To understand the Left, one must understand that in its view the greatest evil is material inequality. The Left is more troubled by economic inequality than by evil as humanity has generally understood the term.
The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument may be distant from our shores, but it will help us understand how healthy marine ecosystems work and how we can revive troubled seas closer to home.
I have always been really troubled by the amount of poverty in America. Americans are matched in their rich democracy with the depth and expanse of poverty. That’s really always unsettled me.
There was a strange atmosphere on the set because we were filming in this large house, which was used for troubled children. You’d go in and find walls had been burnt down. The building was charged with this history and it stayed with us throughout the filming.
I like to walk down the street in England and just be myself but I could never do that in Spain. In Manchester I can walk down Deansgate and not be troubled.
My mother is not somebody who’s troubled by aging.
As a kid I remember being frightened all of the time, and kind of sad. I was certainly troubled. But a lot of people were, y’know? I don’t really know how to measure my trouble against somebody else’s.
When the Savior Himself was born, there were troubled times.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Most Americans will be horrified that President Obama is compromising our deterrent to chemical and biological attacks on this country. Our allies will also be troubled by his aspiration to eliminate U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.
No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses. It was far cheaper and, above all, timesaving to make them identical.
It would be amazing to play Sylvia Plath. She was so dark, and what came out of her writing was troubled and fierce. The dimensions, levels, layers and levels would be incredible to take on.
I am involved in minor league baseball. I go around the country speaking to troubled youths, trying to help them understand that whatever path they choose, they’ll need to really pay attention to it.
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.
M. J. Hyland
We don’t want to give a business that is not going to come through the troubled waters a loan that they can’t pay back.
I’m not activist, but I’m not troubled by being in the LGBT corner.
I was very troubled, yes. Me and my brother both – we were troubled and troublemakers.
I want my work to influence public conversation, to turn heads, and to bear witness to this problem that’s raging in our cities. If journalism helps me with that, I’ll draw on journalism… and I’m not going to worry too much if academics get troubled over that distinction.
I mention my age because I find people in this country – women, not men, of course – women are so troubled by their age. There’s a culture of youth, and it’s a phony culture.
The best shows I’ve done, the writers, actors, and directors have been pretty much left alone – maybe given a little guidance to make it a little more this or more that. But the heavier the hand on the show, I find, the more troubled the show is.
Almost all human beings have the capacity for empathy. Everyone has the potential to be at least troubled, or feel genuine anguish, about the suffering of other human beings.
Many today feel troubled and distressed; many feel that, at any moment, the ships of their lives could capsize or sink.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
I love the most the students with troubled lives.
Elvis and I continued to be friends, and I saw him once or twice a year. But he was a troubled person.
It’s normal that elections make fierce partisans of many of us. It’s normal that Mr. Trump would attract the usual right-wing buffoons to his banners. Normal, also, is that many voters may not be troubled by Mr. Trump’s cruder statements when they hear him addressing their deepest economic and social anxieties.
A troubled marriage can be as hazardous to physical health as cigarette smoking.
Robert J. Waldinger
With ‘Holes’ I was troubled that there weren’t very many female characters. I tried to put them in where I could. But the setting didn’t lend itself to girls.
Whenever I was troubled and confused, I always depended upon my father to give me an objective perspective.
Oddly, I do have a problem with authority. I find it very difficult to knuckle down and follow rules. Which are the classic symptoms of someone who has a troubled relationship with their father. And yet, I never had a problem with my father.
In troubled times the last thing you want to do is to stick your money into a film. It’s such a gamble.
The responsibility to seek learning by faith rests upon each of us individually, and this obligation will become increasingly important as the world in which we live grows more confused and troubled.
David A. Bednar
A troubled economy is always the sitting president’s fault. It was when Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter, when Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush, and when Barack Obama defeated John McCain by running against George W. Bush.
If India hadn’t become a troubled space for me, somehow I wouldn’t have any reason to write about it. So the fact that it’s a lost love, or something, is why I keep thinking about it obsessively.
When my family fell apart, it was such a troubled part of my life… I think I could understand what I was going through, but I didn’t have the vocabulary for it.
Walter Dean Myers
It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Pure geometrical regularity gives a certain pleasure to men troubled by the obscurity of outside appearance. The geometrical line is something absolutely distinct from the messiness, the confusion, and the accidental details of existing things.
T. E. Hulme
Ethiopia is an island of stability within the Horn of Africa, which is a troubled region.
New Orleans is just a microcosm of Newark and Detroit and hundreds of other troubled urban locales.
I think Bridge Over Troubled Water was a very good song. Artie sang it beautifully. The Boxer was a really nice record. But I don’t think I’ve written any great songs.
Troubled celebrities are a dime a dozen.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.
I always see gardening as escape, as peace really. If you are angry or troubled, nothing provides the same solace as nurturing the soil.
Superstars come and go. I want to make sure I am always a producer’s actor. I may be refused to be called a great actor but I have never troubled any of my producers in my life. Honesty always catches the camera, and that is what my strength is.
I don’t look at her like she’s a bad girl. She just misunderstood sometime, she’s a little troubled, she’s a little dysfunctional. She’s a survivor.
One important lesson I learned over and over is that, when you walk into any troubled organization, there is a delicate balance between expressing human empathy and yet not passively sweeping hard truths under the rug.
Boxing gyms are more than training facilities. They are sanctuaries in bad neighborhoods for troubled kids and shrines to the traditions of the sport. The gym is home. For many, it’s the safest place they know.
Oh, come, Divine Physician, and bind up every broken bone. Come with Thy sacred nard which Thou hast compounded of Thine own heart’s blood, and lay it home to the wounded conscience and let it feel its power. Oh! Give peace to those whose conscience is like the troubled sea which cannot rest.
Terrorists, in ungoverned spaces, disseminate poisonous propaganda and training materials to attract troubled souls around the world to their cause.
You don’t have to be a creative maverick to have a troubled mind. You just have to be human. There is no ‘us’ and ‘them.’ No one is one hundred per cent healthy, physically or mentally.
Under trees, the urban dweller might restore his troubled soul and find the blessing of a creative pause.
The movie truism is that stars play themselves, while actors play other people – troubled or toxic, and memorably strange. By that definition, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who disappeared into the rabbit hole of his characters’ souls, was our generation’s anti-star and the chameleonic film actor of his age.
When you inherit a franchise that won one playoff game in the last 10 years, you’ve inherited a troubled franchise.
In these troubled, uncertain times, we don’t need more command and control; we need better means to engage everyone’s intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise.
Margaret J. Wheatley
I’m really troubled by the prevalence of single-sport specializations. I want my kids to do as many things for as long as they can. Specialization is a natural thing that should come later – it shouldn’t come for 8-year-olds.
I tremendously enjoy getting involved in a troubled situation and straightening it out… My interest would be if there was a situation that came up, and I thought I could do something with and the price was right, I would be interested.
Always the notorious red-light district of sports, boxing today is as troubled as it was even in the days when the Mob called the shots. There are too many lawsuits and too few heroes. Absurd mismatches and fraudulent rankings by unaccountable offshore sanctioning bodies have disgusted fans.
Writers are troubled about finding time to write and writer’s block and publicizing books that aren’t books yet. They agonize over how to write and what to write and what not to write.