I'm always trying to do stuff I haven't done before or challenge myself so I'm not resting on my laurels all of the time because if I just found my little niche and never left it, I'd be pretty boring, I think.
— Zooey Deschanel
If you can make a character likable that's not very nice, that's the challenge of the job.
— Zooey Deschanel
Part of the challenge of being a girl living in the 21st Century, looking back, the danger is to not judge your character by your own standards.
— Zoe Kazan
Being a stunt girl is very much my comfort zone, so I had to remove the comfort zone to step fully into the slightly scarier zone. Also, just being perceived as an actor by the outside world, rather than as the stunt girl who does dialogue, has been a part of the challenge in front of me.
— Zoe Bell
I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
— Zinedine Zidane
The challenges we face are never as important as the challenges we face up to.
— Ziggy Marley
Challenge conventional wisdom. There is almost always a better way.
— Ziad K. Abdelnour
Although the general security situation for the Beijing Olympics remains stable, we still face the challenges of terrorism, separatism and extremism.
— Zhou Yongkang
That enemy warrior appears to be a formidable opponent. I relish the challenge.
— Zhao Yun
I really want to do something in Europe. With a small movie, it can be an interesting challenge. But I have to get the right project. I don't think it's so important to go to Hollywood. All that trash that comes out of there! I don't want to do that.
— Zhang Ziyi
I wish we lived in the day where you could challenge a person to a duel.
— Zell Miller
Those who realize that life is for growing and developing from each and every challenge, each day of our lives, live a life of joy!!!
— Zelig Pliskin
The political awakening that is happening worldwide is a major challenge for America, because it means that the world is much more restless. It's stirring. It has aspirations which are not easily satisfied. And if America is to lead, it has to relate itself somehow to these new, lively, intense political aspirations, which make our age so different from even the recent past.
— Zbigniew Brzezinski
Lets cooperate and challenge the administration to cooperate with us because within the administration there are also moderates and people who are not fully comfortable with the tendencies that have prevailed in recent times.
— Zbigniew Brzezinski
I consider the modernization of the Middle East the central challenge of our time. This region behaves as if it were disturbed, if you'll excuse the clinical expression.
— Zalmay Khalilzad
I by no means intend to simplify the challenges women face in any culture. Women are marginalized in all cultures in my opinion, some in more extreme ways than others.
— Zainab Salbi
The challenge with 'Watchmen' is making sure that the ideas that were in the book got into the movie. That was my biggest stretch. I wanted people to watch the movie and get it. It's one of those things where, over time, it has happened more.
— Zack Snyder
I think the next 50 years are going to present the human race with challenges that so far exceed the limitations of geopolitical boundaries or nationalist identity. We're going to be up against challenges that we can barely fathom at this point. So how we embrace them and deal with them will define a great many things about where we go, but, you know, it's hard to say. We're teetering on the edge, I would say.
— Zachary Quinto
I really believe deep in my soul that we're going to have to step up and face these challenges and be tough and pull together and unify and be creative and be willing to sacrifice.
— Zach Wamp
It's really hard to find parts that challenge me as an actor these days. At this point in my career, I feel like I can just sleepwalk through most of my roles and still do a better job than 90 percent of the actors out there.
— Zach Braff
You really just have to have a good attitude, challenge yourself, and you can accomplish great things.
— Zach Anner
When you become a band and you've got people who want to be a part of your experience or want to get close to you for what you are, not who you are, you have that challenge of trying to find out who's genuine.
— Zac Hanson
One of the major challenges for modern large-scale organizations - it's vital to find ways to mobilize the collective brainpower of people in these organizations. To think the opposite is naive - even if the image of the 'great man leader' exists the reality doesn't.
— Yves Doz
The fact is ones own voice is not heard anywhere else. Its a challenge to be yourself. It takes a lot of courage.
— Yusef Lateef
Where there is peace, there is sports; where there is sports, there is peace. Peace is what allows us, especially young people, to dream, go after ones goals and prepare you for the next challenge in life.
Partly I think it's always a challenge to travel a lot. If I could choose to never travel again but still do all my shows - I mean, who wouldn't want to do that? That's the work aspect of it. Maybe people don't think about it this way, but it makes it feel like a job when you're playing late and getting up really early for a lobby call, and flying around.
— Yukimi Nagano
My critics always forget to mention that I was democratically elected, the others were not. Everyone in Uganda can challenge me, everyone can vote, the elections are free. Not many countries have achieved what we did.
— Yoweri Museveni
My personal interest in ordinary people is unlimited, but I am fascinated by the challenge of portraying true greatness adequately with my camera.
— Yousuf Karsh
The art is the challenge which you must meet every day: the technique you should learn to control with time. The science and the art of photography are really one, and not opposed to each other.
— Yousuf Karsh
People who challenge themselves are beautiful. You can make it, fighting!
The historian does simply not come in to replenish the gaps of memory. He constantly challenges even those memories that have survived intact.
— Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi
I always want to have a new challenge involved. I need to put myself to the test, and if I make mistakes, it doesn't matter. What matters to me, instead, is making my dreams come true and putting them on display.
— Yohji Yamamoto
Week-by-week you grow with your character and it's an interesting challenge.
— Yara Shahidi
Although I have won many times now, each time when I have a lead, I start to think about winning. It's very difficult not to think about winning. Every time, there are new challenges. Every time, there are new issues to overcome.
— Yani Tseng
In golf, it's almost impossible to be perfect on each shot; that's the fun and challenge of golf.
— Yani Tseng
You took the Alkaholik challenge, and lost your balanceYou underground, we under water drinkin liquid by the gallons
The development of the Internet has posed new challenges to national sovereignty, security and development interests.
— Xi Jinping
I have come to the conclusion that rowing alone won't bring top of the line erg scores. The two are really completely different. The motion is, of course, fairly similar to rowing. However moving your own body back and foth on a machine that doesn't move is a challenge that cannot be mastered unless it is trained. Therefore, I believe that people who only row will find it harder to pull scores on the erg that are in the highest percentile.
— Xeno Muller
I like to go against the grain, against what's out there. Every day is like a challenge.
— Wyclef Jean
Wyclef is a musician that tried to unite as many musicians at once as possible. I am trying to be successful at that. The greatest challenge is that, I just got arrested for protesting in NYC for cutting the school budgets... And I think that it's important to stand up. Schools are important.
— Wyclef Jean