Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
I have a Ph.D. in philosophy and sports science. At 14, I went through this really tough Soviet training system. A lot of my roommates got psychologically broken or physically injured. Either you came through, or you were out. I made my Ph.D. work in the field of young athletes aged 14-19 because at this age any human is changing.
There are many tough conversations, but one of the most difficult is between a parent and an adolescent daughter, partly because as a parent we are almost always attempting to relate to someone who is no longer there.
If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain’t enough!
Poets go through a very tough apprenticeship in the use of words.
In tough economic times, desperate people do desperate things, and the abortion rate goes up.
I was very much a tough New York street kid. I went to a school where you had to learn how to get along with everybody or fight with everybody, and I did my fair share of both.
Business is tough, and the fashion industry is particularly tough.
Because Islam in its original form was tough and hard, not weak and pliable.