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85 Quotes About Digging Deep to Unlock Your Inner Strength

85 Quotes About Digging Deep to Unlock Your Inner Strength

In times of hardship, it is important to remember that we all have the strength within us to overcome any obstacle.

These quotes about digging deep serve as a reminder that no matter how difficult things may seem, we always have the power to push through and come out stronger on the other side.

When it comes to life, we all face challenges. It's how we deal with these challenges that define us as individuals.

Some people give up when things get tough, while others find the strength to keep going.

For those who never give up, here are some quotes about digging deep.


Quotes About Digging Deep to Help Find Your Motivation

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1. “When discouragement comes, don't stop. Dig deep and fight it through!” – T. B. Joshua

2. “I usually head up to the mountains or out into the desert. Somewhere nobody is. There I can dig deep and find the core that got me where I am today. It's sort of like my reset button.” – Nathan Parsons

3. “We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men … We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, wherever it continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.” – Edward R. Murrow

4. “Boundaries which mark off one field of science from another are purely artificial, are set up only for temporary convenience. Let chemists and physicists dig deep enough, and they reach common ground.” – George Iles

5. “Unless you heal the root of a problem, the pain will not go away. You can hide from it, but the problem stays until you dig deep.” – Leon Brown

6. “If you desire to dig a well to reach water, your efforts are more fruitful if you dig one 100-foot-deep hole than if you dig ten holes, each 10 feet deep.” – Dan Millman

7. “We need to think harder and smarter. What we really need is holistic analysis, not holistic media data. We need to make better use of what we have. We need to dig deeper and ask, <<Do you need to repeat the whole study, or can you examine the bits that have changed and re-calibrate?>>” – Jenny Beck

8. “If you dig deeper, you will find that you are not a singular self but that there are many selves, many voices within you. The more conscious you are of those selves, and the more you let them find expression through you, the more complete you will be.” – Frederick Lenz

10. “Whenever faced with a challenge, I dig deep within myself and summon my spiritual and physical forces. This gives me the focus, determination, perseverance, and support I need to succeed.” – Gail Devers

11. “If you were a kid and you wanted to come out and make a statement now, you'd have to really dig deep to find something that no one has exposed already.” – Slash

12. “There are distractions all around. There are so much media for a young kid to battle against to get to something soulful. You have to make a decision, on your own, what you can take from these people if you can dig deeper. It's nice to be able to let people dig deeper.” – Jack White

13. “I urge you to a nearer communion with Christ and a growing communion. There are curtains to be opened in Christ that we have never seen before… Therefore dig deep, sweat, and labor. Take pains for Him, and set aside as much time as you can in each day for Him.” – Samuel Rutherford

14. “Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

15. “It's nice to dig deeper into people who may look one way but always have a story to tell. I obviously write about that a lot.”Sara Shepard

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16. “Deep down within the heart, there is a stillness that is healing, a trust in the universal laws which is unwavering, and a strength that is rock-like. But because it is so deep, we need both patience and perseverance when digging for it.”  – Paul Brunton

17. “When a deep injury is done to us, we never heal until we forgive.” – Nelson Mandela

18. “People have a right to ask questions and dig deep when you're hurting people and things around them.” – Layne Staley

19. “It takes more courage to dig deep into the dark corners of your own soul and the back alleys of your society than it does for a soldier to fight on the battlefield.” – William Butler Yeats

20. “We will never obtain God's kind of marriage simply by going along with the crowd and doing what everybody else does. We have to dig deep into the heart of God to discover His principles.” – Myles Munroe

21. “You dig deep beyond those scars and find that soft tissue again, and you massage and nurture it and bring it to life, little by little, through serving yourself well. I did it through hikes and vitamins and therapy and prayer and good friends.” – Katy Perry

22. “Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a vision, a dream.”

23. “Music is like a mirror in front of you. You're exposing everything, but surely that's better than suppressing. You have to dig deep, and that can be hard for anybody, no matter what profession. I feel that I need to actually push myself to the limit to feel happy with the end result.” – Enya

24. “But what's your ultimate goal, you'll say? That goal will become clearer, will take shape slowly and surely, as the croquis becomes a sketch and the sketch a painting, as one works more seriously, as one digs deeper into the originally vague idea, the first fugitive, passing thought unless it becomes firm.” – Vincent Van Gogh

25. “What is new, however, is always evil, being that which wants to conquer and overthrow the old boundary markers and the old pieties; and only what is old is good. The good men are in all ages those who dig the old thoughts, digging deep and getting them to bear fruit – the farmers of the spirit. But eventually, all land is depleted, and the plowshare of evil must come again and again.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

26. “No matter how horrid a person may appear on the surface, if you dig deeper, you will find some nice, unexpected little qualities.” – Brooke Astor

27. “All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.” –  Helen Hayes

28. “Behavior runs in deep channels that were cut during early childhood, and it is very difficult to alter them. In order to change a deeply ingrained pattern, you have to build a sturdy dam, dig another canal and reroute the river in a new direction. That effort is rarely successful over the long haul.” – James Dobson

29. “Somewhere deep down in us is stored the secret, and when we are digging in the wrong place, we know it. The secret wants to be discovered and will not let us go in peace in a way that is not ours.” – Elizabeth O'Conner

30. “To take what there is in life and use it, without waiting forever in vain for the preconceived, to dig deep into the actual and get something out of that; this, doubtless, is the right way to live.” –  Henry James

31. “I understand the rules of Superman – not necessarily better than anyone else – but better than a normal filmmaker would. After doing ‘Watchmen' and digging that deep into the why of superheroes, when Superman is presented to you, I felt like I was in a unique position to say, ‘I get this guy. I know what this is.” – Zack Snyder

32. “A songwriter's heart is pure when they have the desire to keep digging deeper into music. And invariably, when you dig deeper, it always leads you into the past.” – Jack White

33. “I like characters with problems. I like to understand them… To play alcoholics, fetishists, and strange girls, you have to dig deep within yourself. It's ‘elsewhere' that interests me.” – Marie Trintignant

34. “If we dig deep into our history and remember that we are not descendants of fearful people, we proclaim ourselves indeed as we are the defenders of freedom wherever it continues to exist in the world.” – George Clooney

35. “Archetypes resemble the beds of rivers: dried up because the water has deserted them, though it may return at any time. An archetype is something like an old watercourse along which the water of life flowed for a time, digging a deep channel for itself. The longer it flowed, the deeper the channel, and the more likely it was that sooner or later, the water would return.” – Carl Jung

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Digging Deep Quotes to Inspire Inner Strength and Resilience 

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36. “If you want to give birth to your true self, you are going to have to dig deep down into that body of yours and let your soul howl. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and trust that if you turn off your head, your feet will take you where you need to go.” – Gabrielle Roth

37. “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, and dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland

38. “Enlightenment, peace, and joy will not be granted by someone else. The well is within us, and if we dig deeper into the present moment, the water will spring forth.” – Nhat Hanh

39. “A crisis allows us the opportunity to dig deep into the reservoirs of our very being, to rise to levels of confidence, strength, and resolve that we otherwise didn't think we possessed. Through adversity, we come face to face with who we really are and what really counts.” – Jon Huntsman Jr.

40. “I realized that a tree never says, <<I have too many branches.>>  It simply digs deeper roots, expands itself to catch more light, and extends itself in multiple directions so as not to be unevenly weighted.” – Brenda Strong

41.But trust can take you a long way. And my faith takes me a long way. And I think that our pains, our vulnerabilities, and our insecurities can fuel us to be better. To try harder. To dig deeper.” – Sayings

42. “I know starting a career in troubled times is a challenge, but it is also a privilege. Because it's moments like these that force us to try harder, dig deeper, and discover gifts we never knew we had. To find the greatness that lies within each of us. So don't ever shy away from that endeavor. Don't stop adding to your body of work. I can promise that you will be the better for that continued effort, as will this nation that we all love.” – Barack Obama

43. “When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn't climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened.”– Criss Jami

44. “Somewhere in the midst of smudgy maps, following waters, surviving the storms, & deep, deep digging.. treasure is found.” – Debby Ryan

45. “I'm currently very impressed with the level of understanding and of interest in listening that I experience wherever I go. That motivates me to dig deeper into what I've been doing all of this time, to find new ways, and also to get over the thought that it's not happening.” – Pauline Oliveros

46. “Realize that the reason most people fail isn't because of the competition but because of the limits they place upon themselves, allowing defeat to take over. Take responsibility for your destiny. You can come up with a performance if you can reach down and dig deep enough into your competitive soul. You can overcome tremendous obstacles.” – Bruce Jenner

47. “Mainly, a Coach supports, assists, and facilitates the Creator in manifesting the desired outcome. A Coach holds others to be whole, resourceful, and creative…They help you dig deep inside yourself to gain clarity about what you want to create in your life.” – David Emerald Womeldorff

48. “There are always lessons to be found in the darkest moments. It's a moral obligation to dig deep and find that little glimmer of hope or pearl of wisdom.” – Andrea Pirlo

49. “Be a Gardener. Dig a ditch. Toil and sweat. And turn the earth upside down. And seek the deepness. And water plants in time. Continue this labor. And make sweet floods to run, and noble and abundant fruits to spring. Take this food and drink, and carry it to God as your true worship.” – Julian of Norwich

50. “It is necessary to dig deep within oneself to discover the hidden grain of steel called will.” – Ryan Shay

51. “It is moments like these that force us to try harder, dig deeper, and discover gifts we never knew we had – to find the greatness that lies within each of us.” – Barack Obama

52. “There’s no value in digging shallow wells in a hundred places. Decide on one place and dig deep. Even if you encounter a rock, use dynamite and keep going down. If you leave that to dig another well, all the first effort is wasted, and there is no proof you won’t hit rock again.” – Swami Satchidananda

53. “Knowledge will not be acquired without pain and application. It is troublesome and deep, digging for pure waters, but when once you come to the spring, they rise up and meet you.” – Tom Felton

54. “There's a gap somehow between empathy and activism. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of ‘soul force' – something that emanates from a deep truth inside of us and empowers us to act. Once you identify your inner genius, you will be able to take action, whether it's writing a check or digging a well.” – Sue Monk Kidd

55. “Love sets your heart free. Be not afraid: dig deep, Take a deep breath And reach for the sky In your lover's heart.” – Laura Ramirez

Digging Deep Quotes That Are Short But Powerful

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56. “Don't dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.”

57. “When you find yourself in a hole, QUIT DIGGING!” – Will Rogers

58. “Dig deep and believe in yourself, and have the self-confidence you need to forge ahead.” – Katie Couric

59. “Dig deep. Find your way to your soul.” – Kami Garcia

60. “You can't deny somebody that's a hard worker. You can't deny somebody that just digs down as deep as they can.” – Travis Browne

61. “When backed up against a wall, dig deep, demand excellence, stand tall, and be strong.” – Robert Cheeke

62. “In a political struggle, never get personal – else the dagger digs too deep.” – Jack Valenti

63. “When things are at their worse, you dig deep and finish your mission or be carried out on your shield.” – Cung Le

64. “Dig deep into your heart, where the answer spreads its roots in your being, and ask yourself solemnly, must I write?” – Rainer Maria Rilke

65. “In order to reinvent yourself, you have to dig deep and look at yourself.” – David O. Russell

66. “You know, the benefit in life is to say, <<Maybe you made a mistake; let's dig deep.>>” – Jamie Dimon

67. “In this sport, in this life, I think heart takes you a lot further than skill and technique… Just digging down deep will take you a lot further in life.” – Clay Guida

68. “Ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write [create]? Dig into yourself for a deep answer.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

69. “The rewards of the wild and the rewards of the survivor go to those who can dig deep and, ultimately, to the guy who can stay alive.” – Bear Grylls

70. “Being a director, it's mean – digging deep in yourself as well.” – Denise Di Novi

71. “Go into yourself. Dig into yourself for a deep answer.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

72. “Some things you can shake off, and some things dig deeper than soccer.” – Landon Donovan

73. “Dig deeply into the spring of love and partake of it. The supply is infinite.” -Roger Delano Hinkins

74. “We all must learn to dig down deep inside, trust that inner voice, and not be afraid to face and forgive ourselves.” – Darren Johnson

75. “However deep you dig a well, it affords no refuge in the time of the flood.” – Ernest Bramah

76. “No matter how hard we concentrate, no matter how deep we dig in our heels, we just can't resist the gravity of alternate worlds.” – Jonathan Gottschall

77. “There is not a human being from whom we cannot learn something if we are interested enough to dig deep.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

78. “There are certain things in life that you never forget. Things that dig deep, things that nest in the hadal zone.” – Samantha Shannon

79. “I try to dig deep into the well of my subconscious.” – Hayao Miyazaki

80. “Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.” – Carl Sandburg

81. “Trust yourself, dig deep down and ask yourself who you want to be. Not what, but who?”  – Arnold Schwarzenegger

82. “Many times, I had to dig deep and perform. All of that adversity helped me and drove me to want to be the best.” – Hayley Wickenheiser

83. “When you are failing, you are forced to be creative, to dig deep and think night and day.” – Bill Gates

84. “You have to fight harder, dig deeper, and prove all the doubters wrong.” – Carli Lloyd

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85. “The only way to find true happiness is to dig deep within yourself and discover what makes you happy.”

86. “You have to dig deep to find the treasure“ – Alan Young

Digging Deep: Takeaways and Reflections on These Inspiring Quotes

In conclusion, it is clear that digging deep is not only about physical strength and endurance, but also about mental toughness and determination.

As these quotes demonstrate, it is often when we are faced with the most challenging situations that we have the opportunity to learn the most about ourselves and grow the most as individuals.

So next time you find yourself in a tough situation, remember to dig deep – you may just be surprised at what you are capable of.

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