Subjects — T

Trouble Quotations

If you want an open society, you have to put up with the chaos.

Oh, trouble’s a ton, or a trouble’s an ounce, Or a trouble is what you make it. And it isn’t the fact that you’re hurt that counts, But only how did you take it.

I’ve been in a lot of trouble and come out of it. I think it shows a lot of good character.

Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement — discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.

Some women like to sit down with trouble as if it were knitting.

Women like to sit down with trouble as if it were knitting.

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don’t embrace trouble; that’s as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say: meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it, and had better be on speaking terms with it.

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.

Lately … Americans have begun to understand that trouble does not start somewhere on the other side of town. It seems to originate inside the absolute middle of the homemade cherry pie. In our history, the state has failed to respond to the weak. … You could be white, male, Presbyterian and heterosexual besides, but if you get fired or if you get sick tomorrow, you might as well be Black, for all the state will want to hear from you.

I can’t concern myself with what’s going on with the club or what the media is writing. If you pay attention to those things, that’s when you get yourself in trouble.