Grind Quotes

Grind Quotes by Bernard Tomic, Stephen Colbert, Clyde Edgerton, Rey Mysterio, Kevin Hart, Beth Ostrosky Stern and many others.

Don’t play tennis. Do something you love and enjoy because it’s a grind and it’s a tough, tough, tough life. My position, I’m trapped. I have to do it.
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.
Because we men have been physically stronger and more arrogant, weve 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.
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.
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.
When cats scratch the furniture, it’s only because they’re trying to sharpen their claws, which means they get so long that they want to grind them down. So if you trim their claws routinely, it helps tremendously.
Baseball is not a grind for me.
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.
What being a founder means, is signing up for this years long grind on execution - and you can’t outsource this.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
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.
Tennis can be a grind and there’s always the danger of going stale if you think about it too much. You can get embittered if you train too hard and have nothing else on your mind. You have to be able to relax between matches and between tournaments.
Maureen Connolly
Children make prayers so thoughtlessly, building them up like sand castles—and they are always surprised when suddenly the castle becomes real, and the iron gate grinds shut.
I know how it is to grind, I know how it is to get up at 4 in the morning and do things, I know how it is for a label not to support you, I know how it is to be put on a shelf at a label but still keep my career alive.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t just throw the seed at the people! Grind it into flour, bake it into bread, and slice it for them. And it wouldn’t hurt to put a little honey on it
The unparalleled extravagance of English rule has demented the rajas and the maharajas who, unmindful of consequences, ape it and grind their subjects to dust.
I’ve been the type to just get up and go or I’m finding something to do, I’m on some type of grind every single day.
I love using rice as a flour; I’ll grind roasted rice and dip fish in that. It gives a beautiful, crunchy texture.
So in order to make a large volume of sausage, you need to have a dedicated refrigerated room, where you can grind and mix and stuff and everything, because if sausage mixture gets too warm while you’re forming it, it doesn’t bind properly, and your sausages end up crumbly and dry.
It’s definitely a grind. Come to the gym early, leave late.
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.
Financial freedom is our birthright, rather than the “slave walk” of the Monday through Friday grind.
I have shut my mind against nothing and I am a friend of Great Britain. I always have been. I have no axe to grind.
I’ve been on my grind to be the best player I can.
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.
My career has been successful, but it’s been a grind of hard work.
Poverty’s child – he starts to grind the rice, and gazes at the moon.
I think what I came from and what I saw molded me into a certain person. Nothing was ever wrapped or a silver spoon, so I don’t think I would know how to live and I don’t think I’d want to live if it wasn’t a grind.
Grind it out. Hanging on just one second longer than your competition makes you the winner. If you can’t win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record. The mile has a classic symmetry….It’s a play in four acts.
It just inspires me to release an album and know that I can work on a core fanbase. The grind: Just make good music and it translates.
You constantly have to grind, work harder than anyone else.
I wasn’t as good as some of these guys coming into high school, going into college. I really had to grind to get my position, even still now. I’m still doing the same thing.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power.
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.
I’m not trying to set the bar high. We’re just trying to compete. We want to grind. This is what we do.
Russ Rose
It takes time, it’s a grind. There are no shortcuts. You’ve got to grind and grind.
We know that there are chiselers. At the bottom of every case of criticism and obstruction we have found some selfish interest, some private axe to grind.
When the machine grinds to a halt, the cogs themselves begin wondering about their function.
Ken Knabb
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.
I don’t know anyone who’s going to see Grind 22 times in the theater. My mom. Some kid who has short-term memory loss and forgot that he’s seen it.
A millstone and the human heart are driven ever round,
If they have nothing else to grind, they must themselves be ground.
What you see on a lot of televised poker is highlight-reel poker. That’s why I used to like ‘Poker After Dark’ so much. It used to catch us playing almost every single hand… It is more of a grind than people think.
Perhaps the ideal life is that of the week-end artist, who preserves the integrity of his own aesthetic ideals because of his economic independence… If his daily grind is hateful he has his weekly solace in art.
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.
Guys want to go out here and get the job done. Guys want to fight. We’re going to fight and grind every single pitch and try and do anything we can to help win games.
The reason that I have Global Grind is to communicate ideas to people who might otherwise not be listening.
Something I’ve learned from people like U2, the Stones and Lenny Kravitz is that the grind of live shows is so necessary [to build your career].
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.
It’s what you work for and grind for. Just to get out there and play the game and try to help your team to win. And in doing that, you just help yourself.
The wheel of the Good Law moves swiftly on. It grinds by night and day. The worthless husks it drives from out the golden grain, the refuse from the flour. The hand of fate guides the wheel; the revolutions mark the beatings of the heart of manifestation.
The greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.
Have you noticed that they put advertisements in with your bills now? Like bills aren’t distasteful enough, they have to stuff junk mail in there with them. I get back at them. I put garbage in with my check when I mail it in. Coffee grinds, banana peels…I write, “Could you throw this away for me?”
In this country, some aristocratic families automatically categorize persons with dark skin, thick lips, and kinky hair as “Barias” [Amharic for slave]… let it be clear to everybody that I shall soon make these ignoramuses stoop and grind corn!
I like to write music for fun. That’s my hustle, my grind, my means of stayin’ alive, and it’s also my recreation, too.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
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.
We remember the grind of the insurgency — the roadside bombs, the sniper fire, the suicide attacks. From the ‘triangle of death‘ to the fight for Ramadi; from Mosul in the north to Basra in the south — your will proved stronger than the terror of those who tried to break it.
But I still rap like I’m on my Pharoahe Monch grind.
It just doesn’t go with my story to be a first round pick, because I had to grind my whole life.
OT Genasis is my L.A. homie; I’ve seen him grind, and he is still making hits.
I first heard Trouble in 2008. At that time I was on my grind, trying to work with all the next-up artists. I had sent him a couple beats; he had done a couple songs. We was always around the same age.
Find her, blind her, see who designed her. Act like a dummy until you grind her.
As far as television is concerned, I’m just not interested in working on a series. Why should I settle for being someone’s second banana? And that weekly grind is unrewarding and too demanding.
These NBA seasons are such a grind; it really takes a toll on your body.
You gotta be hungry for it.  You’ve got to put everything you got on it.  EVERYTHING!  Every second.  You have to be the first one in line.  That’s how leaders are born.
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.
My legacy is that I will hustle and grind. No one will stop me from hustling. I’ll be where God wants me to be.
I was a smaller kid when I was growing up so I had to learn some defensive skills. I had to grind a little bit and win points by scrapping it out.
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.
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.
Endless cricket, like endless anything else, simply grinds you down.
Ted Dexter
When I appear in public, people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth, paw the ground and swish my tailnone of which is easy.
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.
Whether life grinds a man down or polishes him depends on what he’s made of.
As a comic, you try something and if it works you go with it and grind it to death.
Someone once said that death is God’s way of telling you to slow down. I do enjoy what I do, and the secret of my success is the willingness to grind work out.
Why does one write these books after all? The drudgery, the misery, the grind, are forgotten everytime; and one launches another, and it seems sheer joy and buoyancy.
Whether it’s the grind of the day to day, or a crisis, we all need to work together because that’s what great public service is all about.
Blessed be they as virtuous, who when they feel their virile members swollen with lust, visit a brothel rather than grind at some husband‘s private mill.
It’s the same mindset I had in college. As long as I come in and work every day, it worked in college and I’m just going to continue to grind my tail off here in the NFL.
I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs. Just willing to get back up and grind every day to try and get better.
The NHL is the best league in the world, but it’s a grind. You sometimes forget, especially if you are losing, or missing the playoffs … how fun this game can be.
Thomas Vanek
But a few choosing to venture deeper into the painful corridors of their affliction, found after a while that they could now grind and polish ever more exotic surfaces, hyperboloidial and even stranger, eventually including what we must term ‘imaginary’ shapes (which some preferred to term invisible).
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.
This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down.
Rise and grind… the money ain’t gonna wait for you while you sleep son.
I’m just so blessed to be a Carolina Panther. I can’t wait to grind every single day for that organization, team, fans and for everybody there. I’m blessed to be a Carolina Panther.
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.
Each little thing that we do passes into the great machine of life which may grind our virtues to powder and make them worthless, or transform our sins into elements of a new civilization, more marvelous and more splendid than any that has gone before.
I look at WorldstarHipHop in the morning, Bossip, Global Grind, and everything in between, but it’s all so quick, I don’t even think about it. And I’ve never been a fan of lyrical or socially conscious rap music.
There’s no real outlet for making Hip-Hop in Alabama. You need to travel to get heard. You really need to be working though. You need to be going at it every day and getting yourself seen, getting yourself out there on the road, doing shows, making music. It’s all about being on your grind.
If you win, you have to get your feet straight back on the ground and grind out another win. You can enjoy the moment, but remain level-headed and always think ahead to the next challenge.
Embrace the grind because it was once taken from me.
Nature grinds all of us. Keep count of the ounce of pleasure you get. In the long run, nature did her work through you, and when you die your body will make other plants grow. Yet we think all the time that we are getting pleasure ourselves. Thus the wheel goes round.
The only thing poverty does is grind down your nerve endings to a point that you can work harder and stoop lower than most people are willing to. It chips away a person’s dreams to the point that the hopelessness shows through, and the dreamer accepts that hard work and borrowed houses are all this life will ever be.
Some of ya‘ll SAY you be grinding but…you don’t really know how to GRIND!!
A party is like a sausage machine, it grinds up all sorts of heads together into the same baloney.
Be authentic to your dreams. Be authentic to your own idea about yourself. Grind away at your own minds and bodies until you become your own invention. Be Mad Scientists.
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.
I’m really big on family. I’ll love catching up with my cousins. Everyone’s in their twenties, so they’re all on their grind at the moment, but when we get the time, I’ll fly everybody to Amsterdam or Ibiza, and we can just hang for a week, chill, do nothing.
We call that fire of the black thunder-cloud “electricity,” and lecture learnedly about it, and grind the like of it out of glass and silk: but what is it? What made it? Whence comes it? Whither goes it?
It’s one thing to watch the NBA, but when you have to be there for every film session, every practice, it’s a grind. It’s a lot of hard work.
Grind Hard, Shine Hard.
When was the last time you used the wordsteach me’? Maybe not since you started first grade? Here’s an irony about school: The daily grind of tests, homework, and pressures sometimes blunts rather than stimulates a thirst for knowledge.
I’m thankful to God that my life changed, but I’m also still on my grind.
The hours here are flat and round, disks of gray layered one on top of the other…they move slowly, at a grind, until it seems as though they are not moving at all. They are just pressing down.
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work
With it all independent I feel like we’re doing it one person at a time turning people into believers one person at a time. Just that good old-fashioned grind, get out there, touch the people.
I ain’t follow nobody path; I did it my own way. It’s just grindin’, ya feel me? You just gotta grind.
Evil is so seductive. It needs to grind you up and make you its slave.
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.
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.’
I’m not Superman. Eventually, the grind gets to you. If you’re away from your friends, you’re not traveling with anyone you like, and you’re doing stuff that doesn’t creatively stimulate you, that’s when it becomes a job.
Don’t let haters get me off my grind. Keep my head up, I know I’ll be fine. Keep fighting until I get there. When I’m down and I feel like giving up I whip my hair back and forth.
Don’t let the bastards grind you down.
When its dark enough you can see the stars.
The wheels of Hollywood grind very slowly so I’m going to have some collagen or some sort of plastic surgery.
Marathon training doesn’t have to be a grind. By running for about 30 minutes two times a week, and by gradually increasing the length of a third weekly run-the long run-anyone can finish a marathon.
Listen to the Water-Mill: Through the live-long day How the clicking of its wheel Wears the hours away! Languidly the Autumn wind Stirs the forest leaves, From the field the reapers sing Binding up their sheaves: And a proverb haunts my mind As a spell is cast, “The mill cannot grind With the water that is past.
Three were the fates. Poverty that chains; gray drudgery that grinds the hope away, and gaping ignorance that starves the soul.
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.
Take the universe and grind it down to the finest powder and sieve it through the finest sieve and then show me one atom of justice, one molecule of mercy. and yet… and yet you act as if there is some ideal order in the world, as if there is some… some rightness in the universe by which it may be judged.
Just out here workin’ hard and doin’ what we do best: grind, hustle, and anything possible to create new opportunities.
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.
For our children, you want them to build their own self-esteem and their own self-confidence. For your own child. You don’t want it to come from somebody else because, if it does, that same person can take it away. You want them to learn the grind.
My go-to ingredients that are also pantry-friendly start with freeze-dried berries. They’re so potent with both flavor and color and can grind up into a fine powder and give you a smooth frosting or cake.
Sometimes you can gradually improve things. But sometimes, they don’t work, and you’ve just got to just say: Let’s grind this baby to a halt.
In any profession it gets to be a grind.
The river is of the earth and it is free. It is rigorously embanked and bound, and yet it is free. To hell with restraint, it says, I have got to be going. It will grind out its dams. It will go over or around them. They will become pieces.
The White House is a serious place, with serious people, doing serious work. If you’re not careful, it can grind you down.
You’re going to have to grind it out on some drives.
Hopefully ‘Mississippi Grind’ will be good in the theater.
Everyone is making the same kind of shows, about underworld and things like that. So I am hoping somebody breaks this trend, else we will again enter the same grind.
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.
The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don’t turn against him, they crush those beneath them.
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.
What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out.
Yeah, I blew up. But people don’t see the other side of it. They don’t talk about how I played on a broken foot. They don’t know about the everyday grind.
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.
I never really told anybody that I’m a rapper. I wasn’t walking around being like, “Yo, check out my mixtape!” It was more of a secret grind.
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.
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?
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.
God’s mills grind slow, But they grind woe.
You’ve gotta learn to love the grind. Because life IS the grind.
You just gotta be yourself. Like be yourself and if it works out for you, grind hard. Don’t get lost in it. And have fun.
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.
Writers of feminist dystopian fiction are alert to the realities that grind down women‘s lives, that make the unthinkable suddenly thinkable.
Some people just have a natural gift and some people really have to work at it and I’m more of the second kind. I always had to grind it out, where from him it just flowed.
Ralph Reese
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.
The national question is purely a peasant question…the best way to eliminate nationality is a massive factory with thousands of workers…, which like a millstone grinds up all nationalities and forges a new nationality. This nationality is the universal proletariat.
There are certainly a lot of people – and I won’t name names – who are getting by simply on expression. And I guess that’s valuable in some sense. But 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.
Keep going. Grind for what you want. Pray. Listen to your mama.
If you come from Jersey, you’re tough. You’ve been through the grind.
I get quite fed up being on a film set day after day, six days a week. It can get to be a grind.
Grind it out. Hanging on just one second longer than your competition makes you the winner.
Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small.
Friedrich von Logau
I used to grind. I be telling people, you don’t grind, you don’t sell. I was like 15, 16 getting dropped off in the city by myself, with my own beat CDs.
It is a great while since I felt the grind of bone under my saw,’ he added, smiling with anticipation.
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.
You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. The Waiting Place.
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.
If you look at the players, they need more of a break. Some players only get as little as three weeks after a major tournament and it’s straight back to the grind.
Thus I grind to conclusion.
Do we always grind through the present, doomed to throw a gold haze of fond retrospect over the past?
It sounds so innocuous but the difference between 99 percent and 100 percent is huge. You can finish at 99 percent and you’ll be hurting but if you push a tiny bit more – and that’s the bit that makes the difference to your training – your legs just grind to a halt. It’s like your engine is seizing up.
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.
Adversity can strengthen you if you have the will to grind it out.
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.
I don’t care what you do with that negative, you can retouch it, you can spit on it, you can grind it underfoot. The only thing that matters is if it is honest. If [the picture] is honest, you and everybody can tell. If it is dishonest, you and everybody can tell.
A teenage foot that never tapped to ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ in the ’50s probably belonged to a hopeless grind.
Whether you win or not, the night the Oscars are over, the curtain goes down and you go back to the grind. Period.
During the offseason, when you don’t have the worries and the grind of the games and the wear and tear of your body, you can really attack the training element a lot harder. More load on your body, more stresswhether that be through running or in the weight room with the lifting program that you’re doing at the time.
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.
I worked hard and had support from my family, but it was a grind at Utah State.
America exhausts the springs of one’s soul – I suppose that’s what it exists for. It lives to see all real spontaneity expire. But anyhow it doesn’t grind on an old nerve as Europe seems to.
As a journalist, you sort of grind away, taking rejections as they come, building on whatever advances you’ve achieved.
No one is talking about the man behind the ass. It was a lot of ‘Miley twerks on Robin Thicke,’ but never, ‘Robin Thicke grinds up on Miley.’ They’re only talking about the one that bent over. So, obviously there’s a double standard.
I tell inmates all the time, ‘Don’t complain about your grind. Do your time.’
Like, even going to Duke Ellington School of the Arts, like, they slept on me. I think they thought I was talented, but for whatever reason, they didn’t want to give me a lot of solos or any type of just love like that. But I don’t know. I think that’s what encouraged me to grind so hard.
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.’
Grind the faces of the poor.
It’s easy for a player to stand out in two or three days. But the grind of a camp, and just the level of consistency in performance that requires, that needs to happen.
The reason we don’t get what we want isn’t because we don’t have the ability or time. We aren’t willing to do the things we need to do when we don’t feel like doing them. There’s an impact of that entitlement on their business. The attitude is you learn to fall in love with the daily grind.
It’s never enough to just tell people about some new insight. Rather, you have to get them to experience it a way that evokes its power and possibility. Instead of pouring knowledge into people’s heads, you need to help them grind anew set of eyeglasses so they can see the world in a new way.
I love competing. I love doing all these things, coming to the rink, talking to the guys, doing the routine, working out in the summer, going through that grind.