Quotation Explorer - 'Grand'

Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments. - Bryant McGill
It is not needful for our dreams to be very grand nor very big. It is only needful for our dreams to be very shiny. - C. JoyBell C.
Fiction is about everything human and we are made out of dust, and if you scorn getting yourself dusty, then you shouldn't try to write fiction. It's not a grand enough job for you. - Flannery O'Connor
If we were to behave half as well as we believe others ought to behave, we might prove ourselves as grand in character as excuses and justifications prevent us from being. - Richelle E. Goodrich
You cannot be buried in obscurity: you are exposed upon a grand theater to the view of the world. If your actions are upright and benevolent, be assured they will augment your power and happiness. - Cyrus the Great
Whereas a novice makes moves until he gets checkmated (proof), a Grand Master realizes 20 moves in advance that it’s futile to continue playing (conceptualizing). - Bill Gaede
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for. - Joseph Addison
He was grand in his convictions. He would stride forward to meet his own destruction. - Natsume Soseki
Life is one grand sweet song so start the music - Ronald Reagan
If I could catch a Star and hold it in my hand. I would illuminate those whose life is not so grand. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
We are musical notes emanating from the quantum string section of a grand symphonic orchestra. - Kane Freeman
The coward says in his heart There is no love. Because, standing in the shadows of the big, grand, and powerful existence of love, his small spirit is left feeling even smaller and less significant. And so he chooses to deny the existence of love altogether. Because he is too small to have it. - C. JoyBell C.
God exists. He has one wicked sense of humor, and right now he’s having a grand old time punking the planet. - Forrest Carr
It was a grand trait of the old Roman that with him one and the same word meant both honor and honesty.
A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do. - Oscar Wilde
The idea is to make the ingredients sing, not a grand opera, but a jolly chanson. - Marie-Pierre Moine
The frog in the well knows nothing more grand than its own tiny well. - Abhijit Naskar
Taxation is theft, purely and simply even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match. It is a compulsory seizure of the property of the State’s inhabitants, or subjects. - Murray N. Rothbard
I love all things, not only the grand but the infinitely small: thimble, spurs, plates, flower vases..... - Pablo Neruda
God desires to use every believer to spread his kingdom everywhere in a grand manner. - Sunday Adelaja
Your circumstances do NOT define you. Expect a GRAND finale. - John Paul Warren
An idea without sacrifice, regardless of grand it might be, will never be anything more than an idea. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. - Agatha Christie
Le plus grand flic du monde, c'est Dieu, puisqu'il n'existe pas. - Alain Damasio
Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust. - Jean Baudrillard
Future demands a grand mix of everything - Freedom Goodbird
If you've got a dollar and you spend 29 cents on a loaf of bread, you've got 71 cents left; But if you've got seventeen grand and you spend 29 cents on a loaf of bread, you've still got seventeen grand. There's a math lesson for you. - Steve Martin
But then arises the doubt, can the mind of man, which has, as I fully believe been developed from a mind as low as that possessed by the lowest animal, be trusted when it draws such grand conclusions? - Charles Darwin
What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love! - Victor Hugo
When you release the illusion of control, you begin an effortless free-fall toward a grand reunion with your original self. - Bryant McGill
It's the best way of telling the truth; it's a process of producing grand, beautiful, well-ordered lies that tell more truth than any assemblage of facts. Beyond that [it's] delight in, and play with, language; also, a curiously intimate way of communicating with people whom you will never meet. - Julian Barnes
Les optimistes et les pessimistes ont un grand défaut qui leur est commun : ils ont peur de la vérité - Tristan Bernard
Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anyplace'One grand boulevard with treeswith one grand cafe in sunwith strong black coffee in very small cups.One not necessarily very beautifulman or woman who loves you.One fine day. - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
All grand thoughts come from the heart.
I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth. - John Adams
We'd rather have a grand spectacle of retribution of the 'wicked', than their silent walk towards redemption that our wishes questions the depth and nature of our love and hearts. - Ufuoma Apoki
when at times to remind us of the blessings we have been giventhen we are more likely to understand how special our lives areit's not by chance as some would maybe believebut the grand design of love and fulfillment,... - levi paul taylor
Both the grand and the intimate aspects of nature can be revealed in the expressive photograph. Both can stir enduring affirmations and discoveries, and can surely help the spectator in his search for identification with the vast world of natural beauty and wonder surrounding him. - Ansel Adams
MAJESTY, n. The state and title of a king. Regarded with a just contempt by the Most Eminent Grand Masters, Grand Chancellors, Great Incohonees and Imperial Potentates of the ancient and honorable orders of republican America. - Ambrose Bierce
He's a grand, ungodly, god-like man. - Herman Melville
A grand and almost untrodden field of inquiry will be opened, on the causes and laws of variation, on correlation of growth, on the effects of use and disuse, on the direct actions of external conditions, and so forth. - Charles Darwin
The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie
There are very few things in the world I hate more than Daylight Savings Time. It is the grand lie of time, the scourge of science, the blight on biological understanding. - Michelle Franklin
In the grand scheme of things it makes no difference who is right but rather what's right that counts. - Michael A. Contés II
ACCOUNTABILITY, n. The mother of caution. "My accountability, bear in mind," Said the Grand Vizier: "Yes, yes," Said the Shah: "I do -- 'tis the only kind Of ability you possess." Joram Tate - Ambrose Bierce
I thought we were going to take a 20-mule team out to the Grand Canyon and get a Bunsen burner and a bow and arrow, and whatever you can catch you cook. And it’s gotta be gourmet and it better look good. - The Creators of Top Chef
History, for better or worse, is 'us' on a grand scale full of secrets, beauty, fear, longing, and stifled love. Without history, our lives would not be complete, and we could not be, in the best sense, fully 'human. - Boria Sax
I like life. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. - Agatha Christie
Freud, one of the grand masters of narrative, knew that the past is not fixed in the way that linear time suggests. We can return. We can pick up what we dropped. We can mend what others broke. We can talk with the dead. - Jeanette Winterson
The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. - allan chaimers
If I saw my father's dead, great grand mother's dead and many other people's dead... So I can see and your's dead, I just see the planet without you. I just feel it, taste it, - it hurts me from this but this is the truth. - Deyth Banger
If you were blessed to wake up this morning, remember that you have indeed won the grand universal lottery; you have been given yet another chance at life! Your big question is, what will you do with your winnings today? - Inshan Meahjohn
It's not about grand gestures.It's not about accolades.It's not about the world.It's about you. - K.J. Kilton
My heart in the East But the rest of me far in the West— How can I savor this life, even taste what I eat? How, in the bonds of the Moor, Zion chained to the Cross, Can I do what I’ve vowed to and must? Gladly I’d leave All the best of grand Spain For one glimpse of the ruined Shrine’s dust. - Yehuda HaLevi
What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care. - William Blake
The Universe had no obligation to create anything at all, yet life managed to make a grand entrance on at least one tiny pale blue dot in a truly spectacular way. - Mathew Anderson
War yet shall be, but warriors are now operatives; war's made less grand than peace. - Herman Melville
T. Wiggett Jones: It should be illegal...to feel this rotten...without a variety of loathsome memories to cherish.Wild Wild West (TV) First Season: Night of the Grand Emir - Michael Garrison
Publishing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. - Don Marquis
The longing for a man, as you know, is a grand escape. It can arch your mental process to extremes so that, like a gymnast or a ballerina, you’re contorted to such outrageous limits I’m speaking of passion that nothing else matters. I wanted this. I desired diversion. - Vicki Covington
Looking forward to what you think enlightenment might be at some grand point in the future keeps you from seeing the truth of its presence right now. - Enza Vita
That's the problem with revealing true truths. They make people uncomfortable. The truth should be grand and exotic, but mostly it isn't. Mostly it's uncomfortable. - Leslie Pietrzyk
An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy. - Benjamin Stolberg
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms. - Albert Einstein
When we can say "no" not only to things that are wrong and sinful, but also to things pleasant, profitable, and good which would hinder and clog our grand duties and our chief work, we shall understand more fully what life is worth, and how to make the most of it.
Becoming excellent at want, helps raises your confidence and develops your courage. Most of all, it can give you a grand reputation. - Mark F. LaMoure
You are A MAN, not just a man; don't be diminished. Live up to your grand potential. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I have a dream. Is your dream very big? No. Well is it very grand? Not either. Neither? Neither. What is it then? It is very shiny. - C. JoyBell C.
I'm never really upset when a person lies because I don't place much value in truths. When you look at the grand design, you realize that there are no truths, only stories. In other words, the only truth is that we are all stories. Lies are just part of the story that we tell. - Lionel Suggs
The blank page is the great equalizer and grand opportunity for continued learning and growth. - K.J. Kilton
Is it just me or am I the only person that didn't receive an invitation to the Grand Ball so many call life? - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Le plus grand échec est de ne jamais avoir essayé. - Anonyme
The life I've livedWhat more can one ask forApart from a grand exitSlit of the wristTotal bliss - Nomzamo Nhlumayo
With addiction, a client’s fears can be ripened into some very pleasing fruit: Irritability, suspiciousness, isolation, paranoia, and finally on to that grand banana —the fear of Fear itself. - Geoffrey Wood
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