When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
I don't feel pressure in a negative way. I like pressure. I feel excitement and calm at the same time. No pressure, no diamonds. I want pressure: pressure creates drama, creates emotion.
Pressure can burst a pipe, or pressure can make a diamond.
A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure.
Without a whole lot of pressure, a diamond is just a piece of coal.
Pressure has the power to create a diamond, but it has to be the "right" pressure.
Don't be afraid of pressure. Pressure is what transforms a lump of coal into a diamond.
The only difference between black coal and a precious diamond is the amount of pressure it endured.
Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.
Pressure is playing for ten dollars when you don't have a dime in your pocket.