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Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
I think my stubbornness, hardheadedness and stupidity is what has allowed me to play for 20 years.
The writer's secret is not inspiration - for it is never clear where it comes from - it is his stubbornness, his patience.
Stubbornness and ignorance and determination are a very fine line from each other. I'm a very stubborn person, but not so stubborn that I can't learn new things and meet new people, but I have a one-track mind.
I think of myself as unconventional, I guess. I maybe always had a problem with authority, like a stubbornness about what's expected - despite wanting to get some recognition through performing - but also not always wanting to do the expected thing.
There's a fine line between stubbornness and the positive side of that, which is dogged determination.
In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.
Simone de Beauvoir
A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country.
E. W. Howe
A lot of my branding has come from stubbornness - I knew what I liked. I knew what I wanted to do.
I love my mother. My mother made sure, her stubbornness - she made sure we was going to eat. She made sure we had Christmases. That was my mother. My father wasn't there for that.
The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance. I can let go but I don't give up. I don't beat myself up about negative things.
If people ask me for the ingredients of success, I say one is talent, two is stubbornness or determination, and third is sheer luck. You have to have two out of the three. Any two will probably do.
I think people should try to teach young children that these qualities - stubbornness and a capacity to listen - might look like they are opposites, but they are not.
One arrives at style only with atrocious effort, with fanatical and devoted stubbornness.
I make myself have energy. It's stubbornness in the face of cancer.
Stubbornness is a positive quality of presidential leadership - if you're right about what you're stubborn about.
Perhaps what distinguishes my characters is their courage and spirit and a certain stubbornness which enables them to keep going even when facing a setback. I think this developed organically as I wrote, but also it came out of a desire to portray women as powerful and intelligent forces in the world.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
I do have trouble starting books. I have ideas that I have trouble starting to write. But I'm the kind of person who tends to finish everything she starts out of sheer stubbornness.
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