Tug Of War Quotes

Tug Of War Quotes by Lupita Nyong’o, Dervla Murphy, Shel Silverstein, Aretha Franklin, Uma Thurman, Jodie Foster and many others.

I've always had that going on:

I’ve always had that going on: “I can’t,” and then I do, so the voice says, “Well, that was an exception!” It’s a tug-of-war between two voices: the one who knows she can and the one who’s scared she can’t.
Lupita Nyong’o
The more I see of life in these ‘undeveloped countries’ and of the methods adopted to ‘improve’ them, the more depressed I become. It seems criminal that the backwardness of a country like Afghanistan should be used as an excuse for America and Russia to have a tug-of-war for possession.
Dervla Murphy
I will not play at tug o’ war, I’d rather play at hug o’ war
Shel Silverstein
As a parent you try to maintain a certain amount of control and so you have this tug-of-war … You have to learn when to let go. And that’s not easy.
Aretha Franklin
One feels so despairing on some levels about what’s going on in our culture, in regards to things like gender inequality. But there is progress. There is enhanced empathy and respect for others, we are fighting the tide, even though it seems like a tug of war sometimes.
Uma Thurman
It’s an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That’s always been a tug of war for me.
Jodie Foster
Once politics become a tug-of-war for shares in the income pie, decent government is impossible.
Friedrich August von Hayek
WHEN AUGUSTUS CAME OUT on the porch the blue pigs were eating a rattlesnake—not a very big one. It had probably just been crawling around looking for shade when it ran into the pigs. They were having a fine tug-of-war with it, and its rattling days were over.
Larry McMurtry
There never was a good war or a bad revolution.
Edward Abbey
There’s always a tug of war. Like, in the States, in America, there’s certainly a higher quotient, I would imagine, of, like, macho, like, masculinity posturing.
Kehinde Wiley
In any democracy, there is always a tug-of-war between policies to achieve equality and policies to promote excellence. I am certain that Canada can achieve both equality and excellence.
John Turner
Don’t wear rollerskates to a tug-of-war.
Larry Wall
I think there’s going to be a tug of war in this country over who are the real patriots because at a time of national crisis, economic collapse and calamity, ecological peril and social dislocation, the American people deserve to be a partner to the American government.
Van Jones
It was a brutal picture, a tug-of-war between two equal but opposing impulses. It had the ring of truth, however.
Deborah Harkness
That’s creativity in a nutshell. A messy tug-of-war with imagination to erase that feeling that nothing really matters anyway.
Zoe Whittall
I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.
Shel Silverstein
Is there a word for the moment you win tug-of-war? When the weight gives, and all that extra rope comes hurtling towards you, how even though you’ve won, you still end up with muddy knees and burns on your hands? Is there a word for that? I wish there was.
Sarah Kay