Best 64 of Grit quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernie Harwell

I deeply appreciate the people of Michigan. I love their grit. I love the way they face life. I love the family values they have.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Christie

You just have to stand and grit your teeth and know your poll numbers are going to go down - and mine have - but you gotta grit through it because the alternative is unacceptable.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Steven Erikson

With ever greater frequency they annihilate themselves, for success breeds contempt for those very qualities that purchased it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Erk Russell

The South, to me, is fried chicken and catfish caviar --- that's grits --- and good-looking women.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Mason Camp

It's hard to look pleasant when anguish is present, and yet it is strictly worth while; Not all of your scowling and fussing and growling can show off your grit like a smile.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hannah Brencher

All those dotted lines were just the parts of the story where she would get on the ground and get her hands dirty with the mess of it all. The mess and the glory of other people’s hearts and heart songs. She would learn it would take grit, and guts, and courage to make a difference. But the world will always need people who care enough to make a difference, so she needed to not miss her casting call.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael C. Hall

I like to think I am well-mannered. If I have the option at a breakfast place, I'll go with the grits. That's how Southern I am.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morley Safer

Some people, you have to grit your teeth in order to stay in the same room as them, but you get on and ask the questions you assume most of the people watching want to ask.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Ma

A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can't.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sheldon Currie

I pulled the sheet off their faces. Their faces were black with coal dust and didn't look like anything was wrong with them except they were dirty. The both of them had smiles on their faces. I thought maybe one of them had told a joke just before they died and, pain and all, they both laughed and ended up with a smile. Probably not true but but it made me feel good to think about it like that, and when the Sister came in I asked her if I could clean their faces and she said, "no, certainly not!" but I said, "ah, c'mon, it's me brother n' father, I want to," and she looked at me and looked at me, and at last she said, "of course, of course, I'll get some soap and water." When the nun came back she helped me. Not doing it, but more like showing me how, and taking to me, saying things like "this is a very handsome man" and "you must have been proud of your brother" when I told her how Charlie Dave would fight for me, and "you're lucky you have another brother"; of course I was, but he was younger and might change, but she talked to me and made it all seem normal, the two of us standing over a dead face and cleaning the grit away. The only other thing I remember a nun ever saying to me was, "Mairead, you get to your seat, this minute!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Little Milton

If I don't love you, baby, grits ain't groceries.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Truman Capote

First, a gorgeous breakfast: just everything you can imagine from flapjacks and fried squirrel to hominy grits and honey in the comb...we're so impatient to get at the presents we can't eat a mouthful.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Soke Behzad Ahmadi

. . and so it is that A Sensei may impart his knowledge of the martial Way and nurture your fighting abilities, but you must learn the wisdom of finding other ways than martial skills to solve your problems

By Anonym 13 Sep

William George Jordan

If there is a little sand in the sugar of home happiness, it really seems better to concentrate on the sweetness that remains than to carry around samples of the grit in envelopes of conversational confidence.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Kate Lattey

Never tell her that something is impossible, because she'll kill herself proving you wrong.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ronald Reagan

They had that special grace, that special spirit that says, 'Give me a challenge and I'll meet it with joy." on Challenger disaster

By Anonym 15 Sep

Soke Behzad Ahmadi

An exceptional Sensei has traits such as patience and integrity. Otherwise, natural fighting ability, cruelty and aggressive behavior may be observed in most animal predators.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Heather Choate Davis

The attempt to prevent our kids from struggling for fear it might scar their permanent records is, instead, scarring them for life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cliff Sloan

Success comes to the man who grits his teeth, squares his jaw and says, "There is a way for me and, by jingo, I'll find it".

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kathy Freston

I was weaned on chicken-fried steak and hominy grits with goopy gravy all over. I loved meat and wore fur.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jonah Lehrer

Grit is the stubborn refusal to quit.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Amit Ray

Compassion does not need any special preparation, place or time. You can start it anywhere and anytime. Try it at home, work, school —or anywhere! The more you cultivate compassion the more will be your fulfillment, resilience, patience, grit, endurance and equanimity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jeff Bridges

Sticking with a marriage. That's true grit, man.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Warren G. Bennis

More leaders have been made by accident, circumstance, sheer grit, or will than have been made by all the leadership courses put together.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lewis Grizzard

The idiot who invented instant grits also thought of frozen fried chicken, and they ought to lock him up before he tries to freeze-dry collards.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Julie Lythcott-haims

Sometimes you have to do things you don't want to do but you suck it up and do it anyway, and that's what teaches you humility, work ethic, responsibility, and follow-through.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maile Meloy

The force with which he wanted it both ways made him grit his teeth. What kind of fool wanted it only one way?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mitt Romney

I'm learning to say 'y'all' and, I like grits... Strange things are happening to me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dragos Bratasanu

You cannot talk about grit. You have to embody it. You cannot talk about faith. You have to live it. You cannot talk about the desert. You have to cross it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anna Funder

Can you rework your past, the grit that rubs in you, until it is shiny and smooth as a pearl?

By Anonym 17 Sep

Larry Watson

Long past the moment when her neck begins to stiffen and ache, she continues to stare into the darkness, even though none of the human secrets she needs to know are to be found in the stars but rather closer to the earth her boots stand upon.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jennifer Coletta

It's not about grades, or saaviness, or sex appeal. It's all about grit. The strength of your character is the strength of your character determines your success more than anything else.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Emily Giffin

Sweetened ice tea is one of the things I love about the South, right up there with homemade biscuits and cheese grits.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Portis

The wicked flee when none pursueth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paula Deen

Stone-ground grits are wonderful, but because they take so long to cook, I usually go with quick cooking grits - which I also love. But I never make the instant kind - some things a Southerner just won't do!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Portis

Time just gets away from us.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Angela Duckworth

...grit grows as we figure out our life philosophy, learn to dust ourselves off after rejection and disappointment, and learn to tell the difference between low-level goals that should be abandoned quickly and higher-level goals that demand more tenacity. The maturation story is that we develop the capacity for long-term passion and perseverance as we get older.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chip Heath

Grit is not synonymous with hard work. It involves a certain single-mindedness. An ungritty prison inmate will mount a daring new escape attempt every month, but a gritty prison inmate will tunnel his way out one spoonful of concrete at a time. Grit

By Anonym 20 Sep

Bethany Kaczmarek

You can shut out the memories and keep going, but you'll have to live with a heart that's healed wrong.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Daniel D. Maurer

Spiritual assets allow us to see more clearly, love more deeply, and act more courageously.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Bethany Kaczmarek

If it meant brighter stars, she would follow God into the darkness.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Angela Duckworth

Encouragement during the early years is crucial because beginners are still figuring out whether they want to commit or cut bait. Accordingly, Bloom and his research team found that the best mentors at this stage were especially warm ans supportive: 'perhaps the major quality of these teachers was that they made the initial learning very pleasant and rewarding. much of the introduction to the field was as playful activity, and the learning at the beginning of this stage was like a game'. A degree of autonomy during the early years is also important. Longitudinal studies tracking learners confirm that overbearing parents and teachers erode intrinsic motivation. Kids whose parents let them make their own choices about what they like are more likely to develop interests later identified as a passion.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen King

It is, after all, the dab of grit that seeps into an oyster's shell that makes the pearl, not pearl-making seminars with other oysters.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joseph Conrad

Thus ended the first and adventurous part of his existence. What followed was so different that, but for the reality of sorrow which remained with him, this strange part must have resembled a dream.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Paul Bradley Smith

Grit is the persistence in following your own destiny

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jonah Lehrer

It doesn't matter if people are playing jazz or writing poetry -- if they want to be successful, they need to learn how to persist and persevere, how to keep on working until the work is done. Woody Allen famously declared that "eighty percent of success is showing up." NOCCA (New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts) teaches kids how to show up again and again.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Kendrick Bangs

I like the man who takes the stones Upon his rocky road With smiling lips instead of groans, Whate'er his heavy load Who seizes each as on he goes, And neatly crumbles it, And turns his share of pebbly woes To stores of inner grit.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Angela Duckworth

A vivid - if somewhat melodramatic - firsthand description of what deliberate practice can feel like comes from dancer Martha Graham: 'Dancing appears glamorous, easy, delightful. But the path to the paradise of that achievement is not easier than any other. There is fatigue so great that the body cries even in its sleep. There are times of complete frustration. There are daily small deaths.

By Anonym 14 Sep

S. M. Stirling

Sacredness grew like a pearl, sometimes around the most unlikely bits of grit.