Best Quotes About Grind

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. -Vladimir Lenin

Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception. -Alan Bennett

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room. -Winston Churchill

I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions. -Charles Darwin

Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders. -Walter Bagehot

The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them. -Emily Bronte

My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts. -Charles Darwin

The grinding of the intellect is for most people as painful as a dentist's drill. -Leonard Woolf

We can prevent Europe from becoming a spiritless machine that, in the end, grinds to a halt. -Jan Peter Balkenende

I don't lecture and I don't grind any axes. I just want to entertain. -Gregory Peck

As long as you're having fun, that's the key. The moment it becomes a grind, it's over. -Barry Gibb

The mill cannot grind with the water that is past. -Daniel D. Palmer

Endless cricket, like endless anything else, simply grinds you down. -Ted Dexter

Everybody was in struggle, in the grind trying to make it. -Young Buck

Poets yearn, of course, to be published, read, and understood, but they do little, if anything, to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind. -Wislawa Szymborska

When I got a lap dance, because I was 17, they had to put a massive pillow between me and the girl when she was grinding me. It was weird, yet pleasurable. -Emile Hirsch

It's a story of little girls who are pressed into working in sweat shops in games, who spend all day doing repetitive grinding tasks like making shirts, which are then converted into gold and sold on eBay. -Cory Doctorow

Interviews are usually a follow-up, like a press junket or a publicity junket, or something like that, and I'm not doing any of that right now. I don't have any axes to grind. -Michael Nesmith

I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode. -Hedy Lamarr

All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. -Charles A. Beard

Caltech was a meat grinder like I could never have imagined. -Vernon L. Smith

Frank's audience doesn't care if a girl singer, a comic or an organ grinder with a monkey opens the show. They are there to see HIM. -Nancy Sinatra

You're confronted with the quandary: do I grind things to a halt? Ideally you would, but I have better things to do than educate people. -Wentworth Miller

I grind my teeth and keep my thumbs in so tight that I've dislocated them, just not to scream. Sometimes as an actor one is lucky enough to be asked to scream. -Jane Birkin

In any profession it gets to be a grind. -Denzel Washington

Naturally enough when I was a young dancer, I was terribly anxious to get ahead, and to get ahead quickly. I was impatient with all those older people who talked of the long grind to the top, who turned me down for jobs I knew I could do. -Anna Neagle

What ever truth drops on it eventually grinds to a powder. -Art Blakey

About every two minutes a new wave of planes would be over. The motors seemed to grind rather than roar, and to have an angry pulsation like a bee buzzing in blind fury. -Ernie Pyle

Leary can get a part of my mind that's kind of rusted shut grinding again, just by being around him and talking. -Ken Kesey

It was taunted as reality. It was dangled as a carrot. In terms of people's hopes and dreams, to say that that is less of a reality than the daily grind they find themselves in is maybe not correct. -Martin Mull

Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it. -Andre Agassi

Sometimes the wheels of justice grind slowly. -Terry Waite

I still sweat. My guts are still grinding out there. Sometimes I have enough cotton in my mouth to knit a sweater. -Lee Trevino

The world rolls round forever like a mill; it grinds out death and life and good and ill; it has no purpose, heart or mind or will. -James Thomson

It is natural not to care about a sister certainly not when she is four years older and grinds her teeth at night. -Gertrude Stein

Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law. -Oliver Goldsmith

The glacier was God's great plough set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth. -Louis Agassiz

When I appear in public people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth, paw the ground and swish my tail – none of which is easy. -Princess Anne

We started the AIDS virus. We are only able to maintain our level of living by making sure that Third World people live in grinding poverty. -Jeremiah Wright

Now we're in the midst of not just advocating for change, not just calling for change – we're doing the grinding, sometimes frustrating work of delivering change – inch by inch, day by day. -Barack Obama

My making it is a combination of grinding, grinding, grinding and being lucky enough to finally get a shot. -Busta Rhymes

A molcajete is a stone mortar and pestle from Mexico. They're great for grinding spices and making salsa and guacamole because they give everything a nice coarse and rustic feel. I've never collected anything, but I think I might start collecting these because each one is decorated differently. -Bobby Flay

As a comic, you try something and if it works you go with it and grind it to death. -Alexei Sayle

I've accentuated the look over the years. As a comic, you try something and if it works you go with it and grind it to death. -Alexei Sayle

Giving Northern Europe a veto over Southern Europe's budgets will not hold a monetary union together. The euro zone will continue to need the weaker countries to stomach decades of high unemployment to grind down wages. -Austan Goolsbee

On tour, I'll get up at 5 p.m. and go to bed at 8 in the morning. With fishing, it's the exact opposite. Fishing is the only healthy thing I do. Touring is such a grind; it's the opposite of healthy. -Dean Ween

My confidence comes from the daily grind – training my butt off day in and day out. -Hope Solo

There's times when I'll see a show, or something cooking on TV, and think, 'That can really be fun when it's working.' But it's a grind. I did that at NBC, it was five days a week. I was doing 'Talk Soup' and 'Later' at the same time. It's a hard job, more difficult than people realize. -Greg Kinnear

What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That's the secret of my life. -Guy Kawasaki

One of my producers said this business is like a hamster on that little wheel thing that goes around and around. You may have a great day and get great ratings, but then you've got another show to do – whatever moment of success or happiness you have you've got to keep grinding it out for the next day. -Sean Hannity

My career has been successful, but it's been a grind of hard work. -Emmanuelle Chriqui

Sometimes the intensity and the grind of doing television can wear you down, but at the same time there's something about the repetition, the sheer mass of work that you do that's also liberating. -Simon Baker

I'm a grinding actor. That's how I've always viewed myself. You go from one job to the next. -Jake Johnson

I did about 10-12 national commercials and then got one line parts in things like 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and the show 'The Unit.' Got a little part in the movie 'Redbelt' by David Mamet and kept slowly grinding up and then started getting bigger parts in independents and getting noticed by Liz Meriwether. -Jake Johnson

I remember the early 1980s, when I first got one of these fabulous film critic jobs. The downside was sitting through 'Splatteria III: The Dismembering of the Clampett Clan' or 'The Oklahoma Meatgrinder Massacre' or some such. The headaches unleashed by watching attractive kids die week after week after week cannot be imagined. -Stephen Hunter

Novelists are stamina merchants, grinders, nine-to-fivers, and their career curves follow the usual arc of human endeavour. -Martin Amis

Anyone who undertakes the literary grind had better like playing around with words. -Roy Blount, Jr.

I used to think that nails-down-a-chalkboard was the worst sound in the world. Then I moved on to people-eating-cereal-on-the-phone. But only this week did I stumble across the rightful winner: it's the sound of a baggage carousel coming to a grinding halt, having reunited every passenger on your flight with their luggage, except for you. -Sloane Crosley

People really in the meat grinder of the front lines are not, for the most part, insured or salaried network correspondents. They're young freelancers. They're kind of a cheap date for the news industry. -Sebastian Junger

Often the grind of book promotion wearies you of your own book – though at the same time this frees you from its clutches. -Julian Barnes

You know, post-production is a bit of a grind to me. If I'm producing a film, I really… I mean I like editing, but all the other crap, the color mixing and… it's all a grind. And so as a result I cut back producing the number of films I was producing. -John C. McGinley

I was helping my mom grind meat at our butcher shop, and it just hypnotized me. I don't remember sticking my hand in, but it sheared off the three middle fingers and left me with a pinkie and a thumb. -Jon Tester

As the son of a feminist mother, I grew up with the idea that work was a sort of salvation for women as it would give them freedom from the domestic grind. Now it seems work is a form of slavery, undertaken out of apparent compulsion rather than choice. -Tom Hodgkinson

The fact is that at different stages of your life, and under the influence of different inspirations, you write different things. The point is not necessarily to find your voice, which grinds out the same sort of thing again and again, but to find a vehicle for people who are far more important than the author: the characters. -Vikram Seth

I get quite fed up being on a film set day after day, six days a week. It can get to be a grind. -Josh Hartnett

I would love to be a grinder on some race yacht. -Dhani Jones

Politics is never a victory, it's just the remorseless grinding forward of events. -Robert Harris

It's really grinding to always play out of both sides of your mind and always be thinking what will offend people. Or what won't. But I'm strong enough to deal with that. I own that I'm freakish in my way. -Johnny Weir

I have been a figure skater for so long that when I stopped that competitive day-to-day grind, I didn't know what to do with myself. I don't know how the world works outside of being barked at by a Ukrainian woman and watching my weight. -Johnny Weir

I like playing tennis. I've always enjoyed the process of being a tennis player; I'm just not sure that I enjoyed the travel at the end, and my body didn't recover from the day-to-day grind. -Andy Roddick

I've been pretty good about keeping my nose to the grindstone. I feel like I won a lot of matches from hard work and persistence, even maybe when I had better options as far as shot-making. -Andy Roddick

The classic war movies of the post-Vietnam era have generally taken on grand, philosophical themes: the meaninglessness of war, the grinding down of man by the machine – the machine being war itself, represented by someone like Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in 'Full Metal Jacket,' the sadistic marine who turns his boys into instruments of death. -Hanna Rosin

When I was a kid, my pop used to take me to the double feature. He would take me – I had two brothers – and we used to go in the early '80s and check out these grindhouse movies – a double feature, sometimes a triple feature. -Freddy Rodriguez

Shooting a season can be a grind. It can be seven to eight months of work. Once you stop, it slows down any momentum you had. -Cress Williams

When you're in the day-to-day grind, it just seems like it's another step along the way. But I find joy in the actual process, the journey, the work. It's not the end. It's not the end event. -Cal Ripken, Jr.

I see N.Y. hip-hop like I see N.Y. streets. N.Y. streets are grimy; it's a grind. N.Y. rappers are hustlers – whatever sound is in, we can adapt to that; there's nothing wrong with that. -Nas

Our society is so obsessed with working out to be skinny, and none of that has a purpose. I love that my daughter sees me running because she knows I have a race and that I want to be faster. It becomes much less of a grind when it's that way. -Megyn Price

Grief is a terrible, painful place. You can't grind away on grief in a solid way and say, 'I'm going to work on this until it's over' because it will be with you for the rest of your life, whatever you do. So, you deal with it and move on. -Pam Ferris

My explosiveness, I really couldn't show it at UCLA. It's still there. It's always been there. It was not a lot of running. It was a half-court game. Coach Howland came from the Big East, and so you know that's a grind out game. -Shabazz Muhammad

I have no ax to grind. I was lucky. I played. How many guys play high school, college football never play pro football? -Art Donovan

When any young director gets hired by a studio to do a $125 million film based on a preexisting piece of intellectual property, they're climbing into the meat grinder. And what you're coming out with on the other side is a generic, heavily studio-controlled pile of garbage that ends up on the side of Burger King wrappers. -Neill Blomkamp

At 'SNL,' I wrote political stuff, but I never felt the show should have an axe to grind. But when I left in '95, I could let my own beliefs out. -Al Franken

When we struggle, as so many do, in grinding poverty, or when our enemies prevail against us, or when sickness is not healed, the enemy of our souls can send his evil message that there is no God or that if He exists He does not care about us. -Henry B. Eyring

If every woman who's had an abortion took tomorrow off in protest, America would grind to a halt. And that would be symbolic: because women grind to a halt if they are not in control of their fertility. -Caitlin Moran

I think that if you grind your spices and keep them in small batches, you can use them in endless ways. The key thing is to have a spice mill or a coffee grinder, and to keep your spices cold and in tightly lidded boxes. -Marcus Samuelsson

I love using rice as a flour; I'll grind roasted rice and dip fish in that. It gives a beautiful, crunchy texture. -Marcus Samuelsson

I have no political ax to grind; I just find it absurd that huge billion-dollar corporations can take over elections. I just find it insane that, for instance, we give tax breaks to people like myself making millions of dollars, while there're no tax breaks for working people. That, to me, is not a political issue, that's a life issue. -Adam McKay

New York is a place that can grind you down and spit you out. A true New Yorker doesn't get ground down – he gets polished. -Kurt Braunohler

I don't think I'm a gay icon. I have no axe to grind. I mean, I'm clearly not homophobic! I'm not pro or con. -Steve-O

Because we men have been physically stronger and more arrogant, we've influenced much of the cool stuff of the world, like basing the definition of courage on what we do on battlefields rather than on the patience or endurance or tolerance necessary for a sometimes painful daily grind that includes small children. -Clyde Edgerton

I don't care how much hardware you throw at an audience. If they are not emotionally invested in the thing, it's zero. I can name a slew of films, but I have no ax to grind. I understand the commerce of Hollywood probably better than anyone. -Bill Paxton

My experience with music, I'm not going to say extremely negative, but it's definitely been a grind; it's been grimy – it hasn't been a pretty process. It's left me crying, you know, on the carpet in my tiny apartment with, like, no money. But it's been worth it, it's my passion, my dream, it's what I love to do. -Kat Graham

I'm kind of a grinder. I'm a Cinderella, an underdog story who fights. -Zach Johnson

Songs are not better just because they're emotionally honest. To write a song well, you have to put some work into it and grind it out. -Jakob Dylan

If I go anywhere, and I don't have my coffee, I don't drink coffee. When I travel, I carry it with me – and I ask hotels to grind it and brew it for me if I can't have it in my room myself. I'm dedicated that way. -Grace Hightower

As much as I love scores of wonderful sites across the web, most of them are driven by the daily grind of the display/pageview hamster wheel. They create 20, 30, 40 'content snacks' a day, and I miss far more than I consume. -John Battelle

Baseball is not a grind for me. -Steve Finley

I want to make people feel certain ways when they listen to my music. Whether it's partying or going through relationship problems or grinding or getting dressed and feeling fly. I want to be who I am and have emotion in my music that affects people. -Tyga

With its vastly complicated plot and its immense cast of characters swirling around the case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce that has been grinding away in the Court of Chancery for decades, 'Bleak House' is, for many readers, Dickens's greatest novel. -Robert Gottlieb

Many authors hate to go on grinding book tours. But I've always found it a useful way to be a foreign correspondent in America and take the pulse of the country. -Thomas Friedman

The thing that drives most coaches out of coaching in college is they get tired of the grind of recruiting. -Bobby Bowden

You'd just die if you put your head to the grindstone. -Jim Rash

The faith that anyone could move from rags to riches – with enough guts and gumption, hard work and nose to the grindstone – was once at the core of the American Dream. -Robert Reich

If you are going to be serving a living thing, you have to honor that living thing with some kind of care and thought and preparation to rationalize the taking of that life in some way. Where if you're just grinding up hamburger at McDonald's, I see that as a bit of an affront to living things. -Bryan Fuller

I've been acting for 30 years. It's a grind. -Kevin Connolly

I graduated from Brown in 2001, moved to New York, and spent a year and a half just looking up 'Backstage' magazine auditions and grinding. -David Walton

I love standup, but not the grind of traveling and dealing with club owners. -Judy Gold

I think every credit you get and every film you have your name attached to makes things a little bit easier. It definitely opens doors up, but it's still a grind. -Caitriona Balfe

Learning something new is a fabulous way to be refreshed. When work can grind you down, something about learning a new activity thrills the soul. It reminds you that the world is bigger than your desk and your to-do list. -John Ortberg

Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it'll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off. -Kevin Hart

Whether you win or not, the night the Oscars are over, the curtain goes down and you go back to the grind. Period. -Marcia Gay Harden

More than we sleep, play, or make love, we work. Yet despite – or perhaps because of – this dominant daily grind, much of our literature is biased toward other pursuits. -Paul Di Filippo

Primarily, I am a prose writer with axes to grind, and the theatre is a good place to do the grinding in. I prefer comedy to 'serious' drama because I believe one can get the ax sharper on the comedic stone. -Gore Vidal

I try to work on all aspects of my game, whether it be run, pass. I think you can never stop growing, and I definitely take that mindset. You've just got to keep on grinding. -D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Eight shows in six days can become very tiring – actually, a grind. It's not that I ever dreaded going to work because I always maintained a level of gratitude. -James Snyder

I wrote a book called 'Doll Bones', which was another middle-grade book, and when I was writing it, I needed a place in the U.S. that made bone china. And there are only two places in the U.S. that make bone china. They made it by grinding down actual cow bones. It was a plot point. It was a creepy doll book. -Holly Black

You have students in America, in Britain, who do not want to be engineers. Perhaps it is the workload, I studied engineering, and I know what a grind it is. -Azim Premji

It's been constant grinding and trying to secure work that I care about, tireless auditions and meetings. I've been fortunate that a lot of cool doors have opened to me, chiefly meeting great people who were inspired by what I've done and what they feel I could bring to their projects. -Lakeith Stanfield

Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead. I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth. -Stephen Colbert

There are so many examples of people who have flourished by keeping their nose to the grindstone and doing their thing. Be persistent and don't give up. -Stephnie Weir

I like to work on a number of things simultaneously. If you're working on a variety of projects and if you get stuck on one of them, you can move to another without grinding your gears indefinitely. -Eric Maskin

Normally, I'm a grumpy old man – whenever I read about celebrity, I start to grind my teeth and pull my hair; it seems synonymous with idiocy. -Mal Peet

I've been grinding at music for over a decade now. Since I was 18, I decided that this is what I wanted to do. It's not an easy thing. When you start getting 25, 26, people are like, 'Oh you're a musician huh? That's what you're gonna do? When are you going to get a real job?' I never gave up. -Nick Fradiani

My sisters are amazing. My sister is my business partner, my twin. She's an amazing producer, writer. You know, we're just grinding and trying to make my mother proud as well as God. -Tasha Smith

So many of my followers who just graduated can't get jobs; they're hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, and they don't know what to do. My dream is to see a new generation of entrepreneurs who are creating and having more meaningful jobs than the day-to-day grind. -Michelle Phan

I didn't want to keep forcing myself to grind out book after book. -Mary Gaitskill

When our forbears – yours and mine – came to America, they came because this country promised them something. It promised them an opportunity, nourished by education, not merely to grind for a bare living, but to strive for a good life. -Robert Kennedy

The greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel. -Florence Nightingale

I respect the hell out of everyone who does a network show. That is a marathon. It's so many episodes, and it can be a meat grinder. Anyone making a network show, and on top of that making a very good network show, that's an insane feat of Herculean endurance and fortitude. -Alan Yang

In the '60s and '70s and early '80s, the trainers would grind you, and eventually they would break something – they would break an ankle in ways that it would heal. It was just the way of the business, to ensure that you learned respect for wrestling. -Dwayne Johnson

If funding for DHS is delayed, it will have a grave effect on Washington's economy as commerce grinds to a halt along the Canadian border. -Suzan DelBene

I can't take anything back. I've just kept grinding and kept working. -Jimmy Walker

My dad has kind of been the standard for me, he played 16 years in the league, and since I've been in the league, every year that I go through and deal with the scratches, the bumps and bruises, just the grind that it is to go through one NBA season. -Stephen Curry

The more minutes you play and the more grind and physical play you endure through the course of a season, you have to re-charge and get your body right for the next season. Be in that weight room and conditioning and that kind of deal. -Stephen Curry

I can't see the film industry coming to a grinding halt any time soon. I think we may be more open to negotiations and things like that, but I think the art world tends to thrive in times of recession. -Naomi Watts

I find television to be a bit like a meat grinder. It's like, you have a cow, you put it through a meat grinder, and out comes a hot dog. It's almost unrecognizable. -Jillian Michaels

You've just got to keep grinding, putting good ABs together; just stop trying to look at the record, your batting average. You've got to go out there and just keep playing. -Freddie Freeman

Training camp is a grind, and it truly is all about embracing that grind and coming out here and forgetting about the heat and working to get better every single day. -Brock Osweiler

I'm thankful to God that my life changed, but I'm also still on my grind. -Tory Lanez

OT Genasis is my L.A. homie; I've seen him grind, and he is still making hits. -Ty Dolla Sign

The soles of the best writers, a professor once told me, are worn down to holes. This is an incomplete measure, but the image of a writer grinding his or her shoes against curbs and cobblestones stuck with me. The story is always out there, the details around the corner or down the alley. -David Ebershoff

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a marine biologist. As you go through the grind and the distraction of a career, it's easy to lose sight of your dreams. -Paul Walker

I feel really humbled and really grateful to have the opportunities that I've had over the past couple of years to work with some amazing people. I think, at this point, I just want to put my head down and grind and do honest work. -Ben Schnetzer

I'm probably a natural uncle. I can take the kids out and have fun with them and look after them, and I can be Mr. Popular. But actually having to do the grind? That stuff just doesn't appeal at all. -Irvine Welsh

Honestly, I just keep my nose to the grindstone and keep working. At the end of the day, that's usually one of those things that's going to get you ahead. -Rob Riggle

President-elect Donald Trump has a host of national security challenges to deal with as he assumes office, from the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan to the grinding Syrian civil war to the flexing of Russian muscles under President Vladimir Putin to how to deal with ISIS as the terrorist army retreats in Iraq. -Peter Bergen

I'm a pro. I understand you check your ego at the door. If you don't have it that night, you don't have it that night. But sometimes you're like, 'Give me that opportunity to grind through this'. -Jason Hammel

I was discovered, or mentored, by Norman Lear, who plucked me from the grinder of relative obscurity. -Alan Thicke

I don't have hair anymore. I've shrunk. I'm barely 6 feet 2 inches. I just had my teeth fixed because I'm a grinder. -Terry Bradshaw

I am so stressed that my dentist told me I am grinding my teeth due to stress. So, every evening, I get shooting pain from my jaw to my head. -Alia Bhatt

You just have to keep grinding. -Ben Zobrist

A teenage foot that never tapped to 'Heartbreak Hotel' in the '50s probably belonged to a hopeless grind. -Molly Ivins

A couple teams will grind the shot clock down. Most of the time coaches do that, it's usually a talent deficit. They can't compete against the better teams. -Jerry West

People say a lot of things about LeBron, but he just keeps having a good mentality and grinding. That's what I try to do, proving people wrong by what I do on the court. -Ben Simmons

When you're in WWE, it's a part of that contract signing, that grind. You're on-call 24-7. That's why you become the star that you are. -Rey Mysterio

Being part of WWE is beautiful. You're on the biggest stage of them all. You're living well; you're making good money, and the only flipside to that is that you're on the grind, and you've got to be committed. You've got to make sure to understand what being on the grind is. -Rey Mysterio

My body had given up on me at one point. And as many injuries as I've had over the years, I truly believed that my body needed to rest and not be on the grind like it's been for the last 15 years. -Rey Mysterio

I'm not going to change; I'm going to keep grinding. I'm going to do all I can to win. -Ezekiel Elliott

Just being able to grind, day in and day out. You have to be a different kind of person to not just do the workouts, but to not make money for months at a time. -Robbie Lawler

When you're coming up, and you have Matt Hughes, Tim Sylvia, Jens Pulver and Pat Miletich, Jeremy Horn to train with and compete with – guys that have fought in Japan, all over the world – and you see these guys every day, you just embrace the grind and get after it: you have no choice but to succeed. -Robbie Lawler

I think people appreciate that I've been around so long, and I never gave up on myself and just kept grinding, and eventually I made it to the top. -Robbie Lawler

I've had five submissions in the first round. I have 3, 4, 5 knockouts. I've had decisions. I've had grinding fights. -Tyron Woodley

I think the elements to shock the world is either the ability to wrestle and grind somebody out or the ability to knock someone out. -Tyron Woodley

I like Kehlani a lot because she's on her grind; she does everything herself. She's writing her own music and, you know, putting all the vocals together, and she's just dope. She just reminds me a lot of me. -Bryson Tiller

I wrote strong advocacy stories, and when I got to fiction, I made a deliberate effort to leave that behind and enter a country where I had no ax to grind, no advocacy issues that I was carrying with me. -Peter Heller

You talk through what exactly happened to Howard Dean on the campaign trail, what Bill Clinton must have lived through, what the daily grind of doing what these people have to do. And they can never lose their temper, they can never be tired, and they can never slip up, or it's on-camera, and it's everywhere – and it's over. -Elizabeth Marvel

All taxes, except a 'lump-sum tax,' introduce distortions in the economy. But no government can impose a lump-sum tax – the same amount for everyone regardless of their income or expenditures – because it would fall heaviest on those with less income, and it would grind the poor, who might be unable to pay it at all. -Robert J. Shiller

It ends all things: birds, trees, flowers, mountain tops, and business; it grinds stones to sand, and as terrible as it is, and it's the most beautiful thing we have in our lives – time. -Brandon Webb

Let me tell you something about Tunechi – about that boy. That boy comes to the studio every day and grind as if he doesn't have a dollar in his pocket. -Kevin Gates

I'd sometimes go to Paris by myself – it was an easy two-hour train ride – to get a break from the everyday grind, to walk around a big city, ride a subway, feel the energy of a world capital. -Chris Pavone

Working in TV films has a lot of advantages over the daily grind of doing an hour series. -Joe Penny

The home is the center of life – a refuge from the grind of work, pressure of school, menace of the streets, a place to be ourselves. -Matthew Desmond

I ain't going to sit here like, 'My neighborhood was hard, and I had to get out there and grind.' We made it hard for ourselves. We chose to stay on the streets. -Quavo

I wish everyone well, but you need to focus on yourself. You need to stop putting your hand out. Everyone wants hand outs. Everyone wants things for free. You've got to put in the work. You've got to grind. You've got go through the struggle, and you've got to get it. -Conor McGregor

At this point, I'm just grinding through it, trying to establish strikes in the zone with my pitches, using some information the opposition gives me, and kind of moving forward in that regard. -Jake Arrieta

We don't just hop out of bed, scratch our eyes, and become an NBA baller. It's a process. It's a tough grind that you have to go through that people don't understand. -Chauncey Billups

I prefer to make my own coffee at home because I love the experience of measuring out the beans and finding the right grind setting, messing with water amounts, etc. It's truly an art form, and I'm obsessed with it. In L.A., I love Blue Bottle and Intelligentsia and used to hang at Bru in Los Feliz. -Chris Wood

I tell inmates all the time, 'Don't complain about your grind. Do your time.' -O. J. Simpson

There's always times when, the organization, we're losing 90 games at a time, and it always feels like we're developing players. But you just continue to grind and continue to do your job. -Billy Butler

I got a finger that's literally bone-on-bone. This bad boy, it gets smaller. The more and more I do, it grinds bone-on-bone. -Calvin Johnson

The thing I don't miss is waking up in the morning, hurting, the grind of the game. -Calvin Johnson

In society at large, nerds are law-abiding, caring, fundamentally good folk who keep the wheels of civilization grinding. -Alexandra Petri

You see the guys sign the big contract, you see everybody on TV, but you don't see all the work that goes into that. It's a grind. And a lot of people don't see that grind. -Draymond Green

It just doesn't go with my story to be a first round pick, because I had to grind my whole life. -Draymond Green

People just don't understand the art form of what we do. It's a mental and physical grind. You can't be a dolt in this industry. On the opposite end of that, you can be the smartest guy in the world and not understand what it is to have a presence on stage. -Seth Rollins

You have to stay focused and be mentally tough. That's what I've really learned: every day is a grind, and you have to go hard. -Chris Gronkowski

Definitely inspired to keep on grinding, keep on going, keep on doing what we do every single year: Win games and put up numbers. -Rob Gronkowski

I've got to keep on working, keep on grinding, and keep on going out there to get better. -Rob Gronkowski

I've been on my grind to be the best player I can. -Zach LaVine

If all you're doing is grinding for the man, it's going to burden you. Once you say, 'Hey, I'm grinding for the man, but I'm putting money away, and this is part of my exit strategy,' you're working for you. -Jocko Willink

I worked in an office. I was like an assistant. So, I would just answer phone calls, coordinate events. It was a great day job. I worked with amazing people, but obviously, whenever you are doing something that's not your dream, you kind of feel like, 'Oh, I'm on this grind.' -Kelly Marie Tran

It can be a grind, training and fighting and waiting for your chance. But when that opportunity presents itself, you have to be ready because you never know if or when you'll get another shot. -Tyron Woodley

Everything from the lyrics to the production, solos to the writing – it's all democratic. At the end of the day, you know, when you're all done with the grind – which it is always an incredible grind for us to write records – I think it makes it that much more special to hear the final product. -Synyster Gates

I have heard a lot of people talk about this grind of series television. I have not seen it yet. -Laurence Fishburne

I think somebody's got to be cutting-edge. It just depends how you want to market your magazines and how big you want them to be. We look upon competition as what it is. It's there, you pay attention to it, but you don't live by it. You have to go on and grind it out day to day and do the best you can with your magazine every single day. -Linda Johnson Rice

Writers of feminist dystopian fiction are alert to the realities that grind down women's lives, that make the unthinkable suddenly thinkable. -Naomi Alderman

The nature of racism is that it grinds down the soul of the man more finely than it does the soul of the woman. When you want to conquer a people or subject it, you destroy the male component. -Ruby Dee

Mr. Freeze is motivated by different things. He doesn't really have that much of an axe to grind with Batman. Batman is an irritation and an impediment to him, not an enemy that he hates. He doesn't have the hatred that the Joker has for Batman. -Paul Dini

Hydroxycut keeps me going while on tour. It's a grind on the road, and I'm excited to be joining the team. -Chris Lane

I think I've been lucky enough not to have to do movie after movie after movie for financial reasons, so I've been able to live life and also make movies. I didn't have to grind them out. I could go long periods where I was living life rather than tripping over cables. -Warren Beatty

I remember coming up in the business and seeing how the grind turned some executives into grizzled cynics. And I vowed to never become that guy. I have always believed it's incumbent upon network brass to bring a wide-eyed optimism to the chairs they rent. Talent deserves that. And frankly, the jobs are just no fun otherwise. -Kevin Reilly

Everyone has different things they like in terms of board setup. The grind of the board and how it's waxed – you want to make sure that the speed of the board is right for the conditions of the halfpipe. And then there's the edges and the bevel of the edge. -Gretchen Bleiler

There's no real network, and every city in Mississippi is so spread out, so it isn't easy to drive around and pass out CDs. So when an artist from Natchez or Gold Coast or Meridian breaks out, they already know exactly what kind of artist they want to be. The grind and the hustle is just so adamant. -Big K.R.I.T.

Fire Yourself. Outsource some of your life. Because you know what won't be cute on a tombstone? 'Her grind was impeccable, and she did it all by herself.' -Luvvie Ajayi

We've gone through many different permutations of coffee-making, from grinding our own beans to the regular drip to an iced coffee maker. -Jake Tapper

It's a lot of scrubbing of my lips every day. I make my own lip scrubs at home with coffee grinds and coconut oil. -Madelaine Petsch

I feel like having a son made me go harder and work harder. And now that I got a daughter, it's the same grind, staying focused on what I have to do for them. -Mustard

I'm not capable of wielding the guitar like Jimmy Page, one of my all-time favorite guitarists. My skill set is more based on the grinding, sort of human heartbeat – almost playing the guitar more like a drum. -Grace Potter

I've had an ACL replaced in my left knee, ACL replaced in my right knee, 50 percent of my meniscus taken out of my right knee, lower back fusion, C-6, C-7 fused in my neck, C-5, C-4 disk replacement, C-4, C-3 fused. I have 26, 27 concussions, hundreds of stitches. I've been through the grinder. -Tito Ortiz

Growing up, I was trying to make it in music. I was grinding, which is just what I loved doing. I didn't have nothing else to do. In my spare time, I'd record myself. Find a beat, pulling em up. Just making something and creating for me. -Takeoff

What I like about 'Lay the Favourite' is that it shows gambling as a profession, as this real grind-it-out job, with no glamour about it at all. -Joshua Jackson

I've been grinding a really long time, and I've been broke for a lot of years. I may not have looked like it because, if you're fly, you don't need a dollar – you just need charisma. But I was riding hope as currency for a very long time. I feel like now, more than ever, I'm in my purpose, and comedy is the foundation of that. -Amanda Seales

I'm going to be that gnarly guy that gets in somebody's face and makes it ugly. I'm a bit of a grinder. -CM Punk

I created my own little online series, 'Love, Life & Music,' years ago, before reality TV got poppin'. I wanted my fans to see that I wasn't just here sitting on my hands. I'm out here every day, grinding and working. -LeToya Luckett

I don't mind travelling. I'm independent, so I gotta get on the grind. -Freddie Gibbs

Jeezy just recognized my grind, and I jumped on board with him to enhance it. Artistically, we're in the same mind frame. We come from very similar backgrounds – poverty. That's something that we can both relate to, something that we can convey in our music. -Freddie Gibbs

When I started, I just put my nose to the grindstone, had great trainers and opponents like Fit Finlay, Arn Anderson, Booker T, Umaga and Bob Holly, and good things started to happen. -Bobby Lashley

You define great players as guys that are out there grinding, battling every day with their team. -Aaron Judge

If I'm going to be grinding, then I want to coach. If I'm not going to be coaching, I want to be semi-retired, at least. -Stan Van Gundy

People just see the shine. They don't see the grind, the bags under my eyes. It was a lot of grinding, setbacks… I ain't finna let nothing stop me. Wherever I stop at, I already know who I am. -Kodak Black

School is the same as producing: If you want to make it far, there are a million, trillion people trying to do the same thing. If you're not in over-grind mode, it's probably not going to work the way that you want it to. -Metro Boomin

I'm usually out there grinding. You see a birdie go up on the board, and you're not thinking about how it affects the tournament because you're playing. -Brooks Koepka

When you're out here grinding away, firing at some flags, firing at the middle of the green, you just got to be very patient, and I always do a pretty good job of that in the majors. -Brooks Koepka

If you set a regimen up, you can lose weight. I grinded my weight off. -Rick Ross

My mom's a hustler. She a grinder. -Rick Ross

'New Girl' was a wonderful experience, but for seven years, we were shooting single-cam that is not handheld, that is traditionally shot, and they're asking you to improv, and you're on location. It's a real grind. -Max Greenfield

Before 'New Girl,' I had just been grinding in TV for a really long time. I had been testing for so many shows and not getting them. You don't know how difficult it is or how lucky you have to be – and I only say lucky because there are so many people out there – to get a show on the air and keep it going. -Max Greenfield

I've been talking to a lot of young people, especially here in America. I let them know that the people who they're competing with for opportunities live all over the place. They're probably not in your city, state, or country; they are hungry, and they are grinding! Some of the things that a lot of us take for granted, these people don't. -Chris Gardner

Always, I'm a competitor. Growing up, it's the same thing. I always wanted to compete and show how good I am. I did it in college to get the No. 1 pick, and now that I'm here, I'm going to keep getting better to prove I'm one of the best guards and players in the league. It's a long, slow grind, so I'm just taking my time every day. -Markelle Fultz

I spent my time in Serie C: that's a league that grinds you down and spits you out. -Maurizio Sarri

I'm not your average talk-show host. This is a tough grind. Morning TV, you wake up at 5:30 in the morning, and you go all day. -Wendy Williams

This is going to sound really crude, but I lost my fingers in a meat grinder. -Jon Tester

I tend to write two stories every day, five days a week. It's a real grind. But it also allows me to really try to have my finger on the pulse of injustice in America. -Shaun King

Blame it on our short memories, the daily grind of the 24-hour-news cycle, or the endless barrage of information that comes at us on social media, but count me in the number of people who did not truly understand how utterly gross both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton have been to women, including their own wives, across the years. -Shaun King

I like to grind and not think too much about the good stuff. I like to focus on the stuff I need to get better at. -Khalil Mack

I grind and I graft, but I will make sure that I get that time off here and there to unwind and relax and have a life. -Tulisa

I had to realize that you can't try to get money, support yourself, and grind doing whatchu need to do at the same time. The music is the grind. You really gotta grind. You gotta find your way around. You can't be stuck tryna get there. -A Boogie wit da Hoodie

2017 was crazy when I made the 'Freshman' cover 'cause I looked up to it, and I really wanted to be in it. It was motivation for me after that: I kept on going, and I grinded. -A Boogie wit da Hoodie

If I didn't have a great right hook, the bigger, heavier fighters would grind me down and smother me. -David Haye

I love the work, love the grind. I love what I have to go through to get what I want. -Deshaun Watson

My career has always thrived on hard work and good relationships with people I work with and just continuing grinding. -Joan Smalls

These NBA seasons are such a grind; it really takes a toll on your body. -Kemba Walker

The Ping 51-degree makes for a nice transition from the irons. On my 60, it says 8 degrees of bounce, but I grind it to about 5 or 6 degrees. I tried a head with less bounce, but it just didn't look right. -Tony Finau

Look at Colby Covington. The guy can fight, and the guy can talk. To a lot of people, he just grinds people out, and many people consider him boring, but because he opens his mouth, people want to watch him fight. A lot of people want to see him win; a lot of people want to see him lose. -Henry Cejudo

If you come from Jersey, you're tough. You've been through the grind. -Jordan Burroughs

It's a tough grind sometimes. Playing 82 games and the travel, it can wear you down. It's definitely something you have to learn and adjust to. If you don't, you can play your way out of the league very quickly. -Khris Middleton

As an assistant, you are grinding it out and churning out work like there are not enough hours in the day, really. As a head coach, you are doing similar. -Nick Nurse

Just being in Europe was a grind. -Clint Dempsey

That year of modeling, I grew up a lot – I was alone in New York and just grinding and making it work, and I feel it kind of prepared me for the responsibilities of being an actor alone in L.A. and taking care of yourself. -Hunter Schafer

We've all heard stories about poker players grinding it out for two days straight. Believe me; I've got stories like that of my own. But the bottom line is that these stories usually don't have great endings. That's because the mind starts playing tricks after a marathon poker session, especially after a losing session. -Daniel Negreanu

That's why it's hardest to win a Premier League instead of a Champions League – because it's over 38 games. You can't play well in every game, but it's about grinding out results. -Andrew Robertson

You're going to have to grind it out on some drives. -Zach Ertz

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