Daunting Quotes

Daunting Quotes by Greg Boyle, Donald Hall, Myron Rolle, Sharmila Tagore, Esther Dyson, Konnie Huq and many others.

In Los Angeles, the gang capital of the world, we have 1,100 gangs and 120,000 gang members so it is a daunting, complex social dilemma.
In 1975, I quit my tenure, and we moved from Ann Arbor to New Hampshire. It was daunting to pay for groceries and the mortgage by freelance writing – but it worked, and I loved doing it.
Yes, I understand that football and sports in America have been a way for us to get away from some of our most daunting moments. It’s a way for us to bring the country together.
I know that we have to get in there and do something if we want to change the system and get a better government. But the whole task is very daunting. If I join either the Congress or the BJP, I will be forced to follow their systems and then I may not be able to do anything significant to change things.
The challenge of ensuring adequate, nutrient-rich food for an expanding global population is a daunting one, especially given constraints on key resources like water and agricultural land.
It was daunting, giving up a regular job for a freelance world, where every day off is a day of unemployment and you are conscious you are not earning. But it was time to take a gamble and see what’s on the other side.
Romney Marsh remains one of the last great wildernesses of south-east England. Flat as a desert, and at times just as daunting, it is an odd, occasionally eerie wetland straddling the coastal borders of Kent and Sussex, rich in birds, local folklore and solitary medieval churches.
If you think about writing a book, or when I did, it seems daunting, but when I began writing, it just started flowing.
Onstage was where I felt the most confident and in control and free, and as I’ve gotten older, it’s gotten more and more daunting. And I think that’s also part of my desire to keep confronting that and pushing through to find that childlike or youthful ignorance against fear and keep at it.
Given the daunting challenges that we face, it’s important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.
When Niki and I moved to Paris, there was also the challenge of Paris, an extremely daunting city.
I mean yes to act out something or take chances in the performance is one thing. But in terms of a camera, whatever‘s captured is captured so that’s a little more daunting.
Granted, a long book can be as daunting as a hard one. I nearly reached for ‘Game of Thronesuntil I saw the bookshelf sagging under the burden of those other volumes.
It’s daunting doing something you haven‘t done before – you feel silly; you feel like a bit of an idiot.
Trying to write new music is definitely daunting, but I try not to overthink it.
When you first come into Parliament, it’s a daunting place because you feel you’ve so much to learn. Once you’ve been re-elected, you feel much more confident. It just gives you a bit of a boost.
Navigating the healthcare system for children with special health needs can be daunting for families.
Running a real business is exacting, daunting, repetitive work. Even in Silicon Valley.
You don’t write a book. You write a sentence and then a paragraph and then a page and then a chapter. Looking at writing 400 plus pages or seventy thousand odd words is incredibly daunting, but if you just focus on the immediate picturesay, 500 words – it’s not so overwhelming.
The winter‘s a little bit daunting in Montana.
I’m not trying to steal the show. I tend to shy away from – I don’t want to say the spotlighthow about responsibility? It’s just very daunting. These movies are very intimidating. ‘Captain America.’ This is the stuff I struggle with.
The daunting task of being a mother, a wife, and an independent career or professional person is really taxing.
When you’re in a rehearsal room, it’s like getting into a car and going on a long journey with everyone‘s stuff in the back. If you keep stopping the car and going, ‘Are you sure we want to go?’ and think, ‘This is really daunting,’ you will get frightened, so you just have to keep ploughing through it.
We always need friends. And I think we come out of these highly social environments with university, college, wherever we were, and getting to a new city could be daunting. It can be lonely, and it’s almost easier to find a date than it is to find a friend.
To know that everything we say and do to this new little human being may have a profound effect on him or her is a daunting obligation.
From facing a manager for the past 16 years to suddenly being the one person everyone is looking at is a daunting prospect. It’s something I want to be prepared for. If I get the opportunity, I don’t want to let myself down.
It’s a little daunting to know you’re going to take off your clothes and 16 million people are going to see it. It’s not a normal day at the office.
There’s a lot of division in politics, and that is why I am grateful to be a part of a show like ‘Veep.’ It makes light of the daunting aspects of the political world.
It’s daunting; it’s daunting doing something that you are not brilliant at in front of millions of people. But you can’t sit back and say no to opportunity. You have to throw yourself in.
Or he can work it out as a metrical and formal exercise, but he will be disappointed in its content. The New Year‘s prospect fairly chills his daunting breast.
A lot of times, when someone‘s going to pick up a game, it can be a bit daunting, like if they haven’t played a roleplaying game, or they haven’t played things in the series. We spent a lot of time on flow. How it feels to move through the world. How the game rewards you depending on which way you turn.
I think after overcoming breast cancer, you sort of become fearless and somehow going up to your boss to talk about a possible promotion doesn’t seem like such a daunting task anymore.
I don’t dislike the process of animation… I find it daunting, but only as much as I find everything daunting.
Children find prescriptive reading lists daunting, and they are a dangerous thing to have in schools.
When I was 11 I was scouted by the Thames Valley under-21s. It was really daunting. I was scared for my life when I went in to bat. The first ball hit me on the leg, the second ball got me out, so it wasn’t great but it made me stronger.
I started writing novels by not thinking about actually writing a whole novel – that felt altogether too daunting. I thought out a rough idea, then wrote chapter by chapter, and then by the time I’d hit 40,000 words, it was a challenge just to see if I could get to the end.
There is something daunting about getting a role you didn’t formally audition for, another weight of needing to prove yourself.
You never know how films are going to do and it is daunting if I think about it.
Organizing healthcare information is a daunting task, but it is not an impossible task. We’ve had people walk on the moon. This is a lot more doable.
Working exterior nights in Vancouver, when it’s raining and snowing, is a little daunting, when you haven’t slept.
The whole thing of doing a TV series, I find it very daunting not knowing where the story‘s going.
Moving to a new school, or up a year at an existing school – with new friends, teachers, subjects, rules and expectation – is a big deal for young people. All of us who are adults remember how daunting it was, but we sometimes take it for granted that children will be able to cope with the change.
The bigger the network, the harder it is to leave. Many users find it too daunting to start afresh on a new site, so they quietly consent to Facebook‘s privacy bullying.
I would spend about eight months on a song, leaving it alone and going back to it later on. I just kept layering things on, building them up in to epic songs. I let the songs evolve – it’s really daunting.
When you’re acting, it’s all about you and the person in front of you, and I think in life we forget to apply the same technique, and we get caught up in the panic of what we’re trying to do – how overwhelmingly daunting the task of trying to become an actor is.
When I first went to work in the West Wing, the most daunting thing was how small this place was… You walk in: it’s three floors, and there’s a few offices on each floor, and that’s it.
The Dorm Room Diet is nothing like the conventional diets you may have tried in the past. It offers guidelines for creating a healthy lifestyle on your own, without the daunting restrictions of a quick-fix diet.
It’s an amazingly daunting prospect to play any part you’ve seen someone else play brilliantly.
Learning to ask is like flexing a muscle. The more you do it, the easier it becomes. I started by learning how to ask for the small things in my life, and eventually I could make the Big Daunting Asks.
Every comment, every tweet, every snap, every second of my life is viewed and it affects people. It does become daunting, and it can be hard to remain true to my message and to be real and authentic and to not be biased by whatever is thrown at me because of the success that I’ve had.
The first voyagers to the stars will be creatures whose life cycle is matched to the voyage: the aeons involved in traversing the galaxy are not daunting to immortal beings. By the end of the third millennium, travel to other stars could be technically feasible. But would there be sufficient motive?
I think every role that I go up for is daunting.
Typically creative people are usually not clock-slaves or list-makers, so the idea of enforcing goals and deadlines can be somewhat daunting.
Any time I’m donating to charity, I feel it’s very daunting.
Google did a great job hacking the Web to create search – and then monetizing search with advertising. And Apple did a great job humanizing hardware and software so that formerly daunting computers and applications could become consumer-friendly deviceseven a lifestyle brand.
It’s a little daunting coming on to work with actors that you respect so much.
Being on a TV show is incredibly daunting.
In 2014, having children is complicated and daunting and fraught – as much as it’s always been, but now we’re talking about it. And the more we talk about it, the more of us will realize that we’re not going through it alone. Far from it.
It’s daunting to go back through the past, to read tweets and come across Facebook profiles of people who have passed away. It stirs up memories you never actually shared online or never will share online. It was a very emotional process.
It takes big business a couple of decades to work out how best to exploit a cultural form; once that has happened, ‘that high-low fork in the road‘ is unavoidable, and the middle way begins to look impossibly daunting.
Like anyone who goes to college, you’re leaving a familiar surrounding and a comfortable environment and your friends and everything, and you’re starting fresh. It can be pretty daunting.
I grew up watchingPorridge‘ and it’s so loved, it was a daunting prospect to take on. Fortunately, it was written by the original writers, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, who are comedy gods.
Wimbledon 2014 will be my last slam. To be honest, I am already starting to miss professional tennis, having played at the highest level for two decades. It is what has given me my identity, and I will miss every bit of the action. The thought that I will not be playing anymore is daunting.
I can’t play the guitar, so the thoughts of playing one onstage at a festival makes me quiver, but I’ve been blabbering away in front of people since I was a child, so talking for a living isn’t the most daunting thing to do.
The most daunting challenges of our times, from climate change to the ageing population, demand an entrepreneurial state unafraid to take a gamble.
For an actor who hadn’t done too much work, who’s aspiring to be big, when you get to know you’re in a film which has eight other massive names alongside you, you tend to get nervous. It starts to become a more daunting experience than an enjoyable one.
Education in India has made monumental progress since Independence but continues to face daunting challenges at multiple levels, particularly in terms of quality, infrastructure and dropout rates. We have islands of excellence floating in a sea of mediocrity.
I’m a very private person. I find it very daunting to have to give private parts of myself away to people, you know?
Each time I left prison, I left with the resolve to get my life together, to get a job, to get back on track. And each time, the task became more and more and more daunting.
It is pretty daunting – the Cell has been responsible for some amazing matches, but it can also lead to some pretty real injuries, so that plays into your mind.
With fiction, you can talk about plot, character and narrative, whereas a poem brings home the fact that everything that happens in a work of literature happens in terms of language. And this is daunting stuff to deal with.
The idea of collaborating with anyone else was quite daunting. If Battles had any trepidation in asking me, I can assure you I had more after agreeing to do it.
It’s always daunting to start from scratch, but it’s exactly what I love about my job.
Design doesn’t have to be daunting. Some people really find it challenging to take on their entire home, because they don’t know their aesthetic; they don’t know where they want to go.
You do a drama, and you are limited by the rules of reality, and in science fiction, you create your own reality. Some people find that daunting; I find it challenging.
You know, sometimes I get moments of inspiration when I’m writing something and then the task seems so daunting that it just kind of scares me away.
Adam Pascal
If you intellectualize the idea of marriage, it can be quite daunting, no matter how much in love you are.
My first film by itself was very daunting and though I had offers, I didn’t take them because I wasn’t too sure.
From exam grading to health education to professional training to democratic participation, paths towards self-realization and success in the world are often daunting and obscure: journeys only the privileged feel confident setting off along.
When you’re first reading the script and thinking about playing the part, it’s slightly daunting. It’s easy to question, ‘Is an audience going to like me? And is that my job?’
The process, not the results, have to be the reason a writer writes. Otherwise, creating a four-hundred-page novel is just too daunting a task.
What I find daunting always is to stand on a stage and talk to people, whether they agree with me or not.
You know, I’m not a huge fan of the concept of ‘passion‘ when it comes to careers. Instead of trying to answer the daunting question of ‘What’s your passion?’ it’s better simply to watch what you do when you’ve got time of your own and nobody‘s looking.
Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting – it’s kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about.
I don’t have any background in the industry, nobody in my family or friends. So entering into the industry and dealing with the concept of being a Bollywood music composer was daunting initially.
At first it was a bit daunting, but once I started to do it, the more I got into it, the more I started enjoying it and being able to say things lyrically that I would normally have to say musically.
Whether you were talking about Pillsbury, Burger King, Godfather‘s, the National Restaurant Association, in each one of those situations, I had a daunting problem that I had to solve. And I used the same business principles to approach the problem and, more importantly, solve the problem in every one of the situations.
When I started on ‘Strictly,’ I was terrified. Live television seemed like the most daunting thing in the world.
Sharing the stage while singing my songs was a bit of a daunting prospect.
To be honest, and I may regret saying this, the idea of playing the same character for a very long time is very daunting to me.
I think I would love a shot at remaking ‘The Philadelphia Story,’ as daunting as it is. I still think it’s fantastic. I love the ’30s comedies because they’re allowed to be both comic and elegant, and the women are so complicated in them.
It can be daunting playing in front of the Kop.
Finding great songs is the hard part of my gig – it’s not as hard as songwriting, that’s much more daunting – but I love playing other people’s music.
It’s always very daunting to play someone who actually existed. You have to honor that, and be specific and accurate and try to make people believe that you’re that guy, which is really hard.
For the novice furniture collector, buying antiques can seem a rather daunting prospect. Nobody wants to feel that they may not make a wise choice and that ultimately they could be throwing their money away. The main thing is that you should always buy something first and foremost because you like it.
If President Obama were to enroll in an American government class, the professor would mark him absent on most days. In the first 100 days of his second term, the president has failed to show up to class, take notes and complete the daunting task of rising to the challenges facing him.
It’s daunting, taking on the task of representing the gay community, because there are so many different facets and different schools of thought and behavior.
My style is about making things last forever. When you’re on a budget, it can be daunting to spend $300 on a pair of boots or a coat. But such basics are the building blocks from which your look is crafted.
It’s a treat and daunting to be directing someone like Judi Dench, who’s made more films than I’ll ever make in my lifetime.
I think that the Greeks were extremely ambivalent about the stories of Amazons: they found them both thrilling and rather daunting at the same time.
I don’t want to do an action movie, because I’ve acted in them, and they’re so boring to do, because they’re so technical. The headache of that is daunting. But, if it were an action movie with really interesting characters, how great would that be?
When I was depressed, nobody expected anything of me, nor did I expect anything of myself. I was exempt from life’s demands and risks. But if I were to find new life, who knows what daunting tasks I might be required to take on?
When you’re a kid and you’re trying to find your own voice, it’s rather daunting to hear somebody like Howlin’ Wolf, because you know that you’ll never achieve that.
It’s definitely always daunting to have your name on a show and a lot of pressure in some ways, but obviously in other ways it’s a lot of fun and it’s a great honor.
It is a little disappointing to see that your legs are not as strong. But I like the idea of growing old, and the thought of approaching death is not particularly daunting to me.
It’s daunting to play a real living person.
I remember thinking this is everything that England means to me. The huge, flat landscapes with deep reds and greens. Daunting and terrifying and incredible. We should see it more on film, I think.
Josh O’Connor
The reform of state industry, and most directly related to that, the banking sector, is enormously daunting.
Dealing with poetry is a daunting task, simply because the reason one does it as an editor at all is because one is constantly coming to terms with one’s own understanding of how to understand the world.
Freelancers are ‘free’ because they take risks – they don’t like being told what to do. That’s both exciting and daunting, because you have to police you.