Quotation Explorer - 'Extraordinary'

I before E except after C. Weird?By rebelling against the rules the word itself denotes its very meaning: of strange or extraordinary character, odd, fantastic.I think all writers are weird. - Day Parker
Affliction is often that thing which prepares an ordinary person for some sort of an extraordinary destiny. - C.S. Lewis
Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it's the home of the extraordinary, the only home. - Philip Levine
In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. - Aaron Rose
If you walk through a door with dead locks,bolts and chains don't betray or turn your back on that trust.The privilege of knowing all that goes on behind that door should be treated as an extraordinary gift.For many people will only ever see half of the real person they've known for years. - Anonymous
Forget the mediocrity, live an extraordinary life. - Debasish Mridha
It's perfectly normal that extraordinary things happen to me. I'm an exceptional person. Oh, don't think I'm boasting. I mean to say that, unfortunately, I'm exceptional and that, unfortunately, I can't live by the rules. I must make my own. - Cocteau
Love every version of yourself, they help create your own unique version of extraordinary. - Kaiden Blake
Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up. - Oprah Winfrey
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the rest of the world calls butterfly. Richard BachFrom Gifts of the Unknown: Using Extraordinary Experiences to Cope W/ Loss & Change - Louis E. Lagrand
It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever. - Philip Adams
Nothing is so frequent as to mistake an ordinary human gift for a special and extraordinary endowment. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
I would rather be average and wise than be extraordinary and imprudent. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A Romantic builds everyday fulfillment through tenacious observation of daily life and an abundance of reliance on intuition. The result: An extraordinary life lived in ordinary days. - Shannon Ables
The world is divided into the ordinary and the extraordinary. The problem is deciding which is which. - Piero Scaruffi
There is a kind of virtue that lies not in extraordinary actions, not in saving poor orphans from burning buildings, but in steadfastly working for a world where orphans are not poor and buildings comply with decent fire codes. - Randy Cohen
You came to this world with the promise to live an extraordinary life. - Debasish Mridha
Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary - they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be. - Henri-Frederic Amiel
Privacy and security are those things you give up when you show the world what makes you extraordinary. - Margaret Cho
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary. - Boris Pasternak
An ordinary place turns into an extraordinary place when visited by a good music! Earthly place becomes celestial! - Mehmet Murat ildan
In an era when the regular worthy rhythm of life is less eye-catching than doing something extraordinary, I am reassured that I am merely the second sovereign to celebrate a diamond jubilee. - Elizabeth II
We have one precious life: do something extraordinary today, even if it's tiny. A pebble starts the avalanche. - K.A. Laity
Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is being offensive.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things. - Barack Obama
We are all born with genius. It's like our fairy godmother. But what happens in life is that we stop listening to our inner voices, and we no longer have access to this extraordinary ability to create poetry. - Milton Glaser
Go ahead and be ordinary. Eccentricity is extraordinary. - JT Sanz
While looking down memory lane, I realized that I have had an unusual and extraordinary life at times. Then it dawned on me, maybe it's because I'm supposed to help unusual and extraordinary lives. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Time makes the ordinary extraordinary and the extraordinary ordinary. - Kevin Focke
Education opens the door for an extraordinary life. - Debasish Mridha
Valentine’s Day is an extraordinary moment for recalling the lasting power of a true love. - M.F. Moonzajer
We were not put on this earth to be ordinary, we were created to be extraordinary. - Frederick E. Owen Jr.
Great leadership makes ordinary people into extraordinary people. - Jeffrey Fry
I am in a profession that has succeeded because of its ability to fix. If your problem is fixable, we know just what to do. But if it’s not? The fact that we have had no adequate answers to this question is troubling and has caused callousness, inhumanity, and extraordinary suffering. - Atul Gawande
Those moments you spend for love are the extraordinary moments of life. - Debasish Mridha
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. - Elbert Hubbard
Ordinary men earns responsibility towards their family, extraordinary men earns duty towards their nation. - Amit Kalantri
We where not put on this earth to be ordinary, we where created to be extraordinary. - Frederick Owen
We are all born extraordinary! shape your today to cherish your tomorrow - Kamal Khanzada
An ordinary woman who makes herself available to an extraordinary God can do amazing things for God. - Elizabeth George
Extraordinary storms turn average seamen into extraordinary sailors. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Be an ordinary person with extraordinary heart - Inda Kusumawati
Economic recession is a time that differentiates between ordinary and extraordinary firms; the former will fire while the latter will hire for it has a vision to build a sustainable business empire. - Anuj Somany
How extraordinary the ordinary really is, a tool we all use to keep going, a template for sanity. - Cecelia Ahern
Extraordinary magic is woven through ordinary life. Look around! - Amy Leigh Mercree
If you pursue happiness, you are an ordinary person. If happiness pursues you, you are an extraordinary person. Do not chase happiness; let it chase you. - Petar Dunov
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. - Jimmy Johnson
When you say "I will do it", you will stretch your capabilities and achieve something extraordinary. - Avinash Narula
Accept the ego of extraordinary people as they have achieved something but don't accept the ego of ordinary people. - Amit Kalantri
Transformation is an ongoing process that tends to appear ordinary, when, in fact, something extraordinary is taking place. - Suzy Ross
When you understand that faith is God’s muscle at your disposal, moving mountains doesn’t seem so extraordinary. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Humanity tunes up our life and makes it extraordinary. - Kishore Bansal
Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live. - Nora Roberts
Mrs. Murdo, walkind even more briskly to keep her spirits up, was crossing Harken Square when something fell to the pavement just in front of her with a terrific thump. How extraordinary, she thought, bending to pick it up. It was sort of a bundle. She began to untie it. - Jeanne DuPrau
Even the most ordinary things can be made extraordinary simply by doing it with the right people. - Nicholas Sparks
True love exists. There's nothing more extraordinary than being lost in its trance by completely opening your heart and merging its rare and beautiful energy with another. - Karen A. Baquiran
Imagine how extraordinary the world would be if everyone believed the only man capable of evil…was himself. - Ivy Yuelle
Friends are life's ingredient that makes every sad moment sweeter, every difficult time easier, and every normal moment extraordinary. - Johnathan Jena
Since the dawn of time there have been those among us who have been willing to go to extraordinary lengths to gain access to that domain normally reserved for birds, angels, and madmen.
Doing anything worthwhile will present challenges, but everyone who achieves their goal is an ordinary person who becomes extraordinary. - Joanne Van Leerdam
The magic of reading happens when an author’s written work strings you along until your imagination, aware of your wants, molds the tale into an extraordinary world to be visited frequently—perhaps dwelt in for years. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Notwithstanding how good you are, you shall be perceived as bad by the masses when you take the extraordinary steps that lead to distinctiveness which the masses may regard as bad - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Work hard,and you will earn good rewards.Work smart,and you will earn great rewards.Work hard and work smart,and you will earn extraordinary rewards. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Carpe diem.Seize the day, boys.Make your lives extraordinary - Tom Schulman
I couldn't suppress a smile. It was inconceivable that I was here, in a place as extraordinary as the fantasy books Sophie loved. Maybe...just maybe those stories are based on a measure of truth. Maybe one day I'd write our story. - Heather L. L. FitzGerald
Energy work is priceless. It makes every day extraordinary and transforms the mundane to the holy. - Silvia Hartmann
Extraordinary change can happen in your life, but it will take extraordinary people, extraordinary courage and extraordinary faith to believe that this won't be a repeat of your past. - Shannon L. Alder
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable - Thomas Fowell Buxton
Passion is the fuel that drives ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results by aligning their hearts, minds, beliefs and efforts. - Dr. Asoka Jinadasa
The Waves is an extraordinary achievement ... It is trembling on the edge. A little less - and it would lose its poetry. A little more - and it would be over into the abyss, and be dull and arty. It is her greatest book. - E.M. Forster
Maimed, mad, and sexually different people were believed to possess supernatural powers by primal cultures' magico-religious thinking. For them, abnormality was the price a person had to pay for her or his extraordinary gift. - Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Marmee: Oh, Jo. Jo, you have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to lead an ordinary life? You’re ready to go out and and find a good use for your talent. Tho’ I don’t know what I shall do without my Jo. Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it. - Louisa May Alcott
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. - Harry Emerson Fosdick
The ordinary stories of our ordinary lives have extraordinary gifts coded within them. . . - Christina Baldwin
Dare to be more than ordinary... Dare to be extraordinary. - Imania Margria
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it. - Robertson Davies
God's extraordinary work is most often done by ordinary people in the seeming obscurity of a home and family. - Neal A. Maxwell
Rod Cockshutt, Professor Emeritus at N.C. State University called my book, Evidence of Insanity, "an extraordinary achievement" and told me to not change the last 10-15 pages no matter what. - carol piner
We made love. Extraordinary love. - C.J. English
Sashimi is velvet dust, verging on silk, or a bit of both, and the extraordinary alchemy of its gossamer essence allows it to preserve a milky density unknown even by clouds.... my cheeks recalled the effects of its profound caress. - Muriel Barbery
Listen within to find shining poetry and hear extraordinary music. You are a work of art. - Amy Leigh Mercree
Women are extraordinary creatures! - Roman Payne
Logan stopped and gazed skyward as the kite began to soar above them, and when he clapped his hands at Ben's obvious joy, she was strucked by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people. - Nicholas Sparks
With wisdom in your mind,you can perform great deeds.With faith in your heart,you can perform extraordinary deeds.With love in your soul,you can perform remarkable deeds.With God in your life,you can perform supernatural deeds. - Matshona Dhliwayo
In order to attain extraordinary greatness, first you need to be drowned in the deepest fathoms of helplessness, misery and heartache. - Abhijit Naskar
Extraordinary people pursue mastry and understand that money is a by-product of the value they offer. - Kishore Bansal
Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God. - Jim Elliot
In our very ordinariness', we are capable of extraordinary actions - Levon Peter Poe
The difference between greater people and greatest people is the "est" which stands for "extra mile". Extra steps give Extraordinary results; Extraordinary people do Extra things. - Israelmore Ayivor
We owe a huge debt to Galileo for emancipating us all from the stupid belief in an Earth-centered or man-centered (let alone God-centered) system. He quite literally taught us our place and allowed us to go on to make extraordinary advances in knowledge. - Christopher Hitchens
Weird: of strange or extraordinary character - Merriam-Webster
However ordinary each of us may seem, we are all in some way special, and can do things that are extraordinary, perhaps until then…even thought impossible. - Roger Bannister
Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. - Vincent McNabb
Ordinary men with extraordinary powerCommon men with uncommon resultsUsual men with unusual anointingUnschooled mortal men with immortal visionWeak men with mighty deeds-Insight for Fruitful Living - Ikechukwu Joseph
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations. - Jean Paul Richter
I'm not here to grant you the extraordinary love you never had for yourself. I'm here, on my own accord, to love you. So that when you stare into my mirror eyes, you may see how extraordinary you are. - Kamand Kojouri
Participating in the filling of others' brains with knowledge and know-how is just an extraordinary gift only very few have. Hence, teaching a language is indeed opening these brains to the world with its similarities and dissimilarities taught in different words. - Messaoud Mohammed
We all possess certain talents and gifts that are unique to only us. You already have everything that you need to start living an extraordinary life. It's up to you to turn on the switch and let your light shine. - Randa Manning-Johnson
Ordinary life is fascinating when viewed with extraordinary perspective. - Angela Howell
At the bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique human being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Often in life those seemingly ordinary moments hold the most extraordinary meaning. - Ken Poirot
For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination. - Arthur Conan Doyle
Learning to read is one of the most extraordinary gifts you'll ever receive, so open up God's Word and read the most extraordinary book ever written. - J.E.B. Spredemann
If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen. - Loretta Girzaitis
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. - Carl Sagan
Peace can only be found in what your extraordinary imagination has defined as an ordinary life. - Shannon L. Alder
[...] the past century has shown that dumb minds can do extraordinary damage. - Daniel Pipes
She needed the chaos within her in order to discover the extraordinary no man could ever reach. - Robert M. Drake
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
And I'm thinking about the old man. He'll be pounding on the glass right about now... or maybe not now. Maybe in a while. But he'll be pounding and... will there be blood? I like to imagine so. Yes, I rather think there will be blood. Lots of blood. Blood in extraordinary quantities. - Alan Moore
It is the manner of death that reveals the importance of a man. Ordinary people are murdered while extraordinary people are assassinated. - Ashwin Sanghi
To the ordinary, opposite, means hatred. Every person sees themselves as love. To the extraordinary, opposite means opportunity. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle. - Frederick Frank
Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth. - Denis Diderot
Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that he nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all. - John Maynard Keynes
I sometimes marvel at the extraordinary docility with which americans submit to speeches. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released. - Jean Houston
It's extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it's just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome. - Joseph Conrad
A writer's goal is to weave the ordinary into fine silk and the truly extraordinary into diaphanous clarity ... - C.J. Heck
For me, reading is so much more. Books teach you how other people think, and what they're feeling, and how they change from ordinary beings to extraordinary ones. Often they are so appealing and intelligent, you'd rather spend time reading about them than doing anything else. - Jennifer Kaufman
And the most extraordinary thing is that, in the end, as you grow older, you continue to go poop once a day if you are in good health, while it is not easy to make love every day. So finally, the pleasure is longer-lasting and more frequent than the other. - Guy Fournier
I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude. - Brené Brown
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I do have a religion; it’s just not an ordinary one. In fact it is an extraordinary one. My religion is Literature. - Stephan Attia
What's usual for us may not be the same for everyone. I'm inspired by lives and stories of all those amazing people who overcome extraordinary challenges each day to live what we see as an ordinary life. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Sometimes, love requires extraordinary courage. - Shannon L. Alder
Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.- , Stephen McFeely, Michael Petroni - - Christopher Markus
The weirder you are going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person. - P. J. O'Rourke
To exraordinary circumstance we must apply extraordinary remedies. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Could we have entered into the mind of Sir Isaac Newton, and have traced all the steps by which he produced his great works, we might see nothing very extraordinary in the process. - Joseph Priestley
This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious. - John Cleese
There is nothing ordinary in life because life itself is mystical, magical, and extraordinary. - Debasish Mridha
He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which. - Douglas Adams
I am boring, but I'm ok with it. I'm the anchor, the shoulder...I'm an average man...with a truly extraordinary wife - Jasper Fforde
Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace. - Elbert Hubbard
The human mind and body are truly extraordinary. They are the quintessence of excellence in motion. We talk, touch, see, hear, taste, smell, and feel. We dream, aspire, and become. All that we are is mind and body and spirit—that is our universe. - Lorii Myers
Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary. - John Keating
We want big results-sooner rather than later. And we've forgotten that God showers his extraordinary gifts through ordinary means of grace, loves us through ordinary fellow image bearers, and sends us into the world to love and serve others in ordinary callings. Michael Horton, Ordinary, 14 - Michael S. Horton
When faith touches your heart, you can walk on water.When fear pricks your soul, you can sink on land.With a great mind, you can achieve countless things.With a strong heart, you can achieve extraordinary things.With a loving soul, you can achieve impossible things. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I am ordinary person with extraordinary curiosity. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Why is it when I pursue the praises of men I find myself with everything that I’ve looked for but nothing that I need? That’s because I have an extraordinary habit of looking for the wrong thing in the wrong place. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked. - Mark Twain
By doing ordinary actions efficiently you will become the best among ordinary, but you will not be an extraordinary. - Amit Kalantri
Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. Real love is simple, everyday kind of thing. A smile, a hug, an encouragement. Continuous love without effort. - Dancolin Flamiano
Imagine how extraordinary the world would be if everyone believed the only man capable of evil…is himself. - Ivy Yuelle
God is A.W.E.S.O.M.E! HE is Always Working Extraordinary Supernatural On-time Miracles Everyday - Sommer Ellison
Formal education and current position can define your worthiness. What makes you extraordinary is defined by your attitude towards others. - Ashish Patel
A jewel's just a rock put under enormous heat and pressure. Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.
Your mind contains great capital.Your heart contains extraordinary riches.Your soul contains remarkable treasure.Your life contains marvelous wealth. - Matshona Dhliwayo
He`s quite extraordinary with his moves and spins. I think he was a baton girl in a past life [on his co-star Hayden Christensen]. - Ewan McGregor
It is the photographing of ordinary things, in extraordinary light, that produces extraordinary photographs. - David Young
Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work together for the benefit of all. - John Maynard Keynes
Guns are neat little things, aren't they? They can kill extraordinary people with very little effort.
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