Quotation Explorer - 'Ordinary'

Joy is found in the simple and ordinary things of life: the smile of a newborn baby, the kiss from a sweet new puppy, and the warm sunshine on a spring day. - Marie Cornelio
You may have a small body,but great strength.You may have an ordinary mind,but great wisdom.You may have a wounded heart,but great courage.You may have a weary soul,but great love. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Thatcher set ordinary people free, but into a landscape that her other policies had already shaped to suit other, more powerful interests, such as large corporations or Britons with inherited wealth. - Andy Beckett
The great achievements of western capitalism have rebounded primarily to the benefit of the ordinary person. These achievements have made available to the masses conveniences and amenities that were previously the exclusive prerogative of the rich and powerful. - Milton Friedman
Luxuries are never so comfortable as are the familiar, ordinary things of home. - Eucharista Ward
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. - Harry Emerson Fosdick
People won't see Imagination in something that doesn't relate to their experience because of their own mental limitations. I want people to escape the expected and ordinary, to escape the regular expectations of a story, and truly step into a different world of literature. - Lionel Suggs
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
We swallowed the chaos because we knew we didn't want to be ordinary. - Robert M. Drake
Any ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can't see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can't design or ordain. - Sharon Salzberg
Affliction is often that thing which prepares an ordinary person for some sort of an extraordinary destiny. - C.S. Lewis
Nothing is more likely than that [the] enumeration of powers is defective. This is the ordinary case of all human works. Let us then go on perfecting it by adding by way of amendment to the Constitution those powers which time and trial show are still wanting - Thomas Jefferson
To recap: it is possible to put decent information into a Government Machine, have ordinary, good people running the thing, and a reasonable system in place, and still get utter idiocy out of the dispenser?""More than possible. Likely. - Nick Harkaway
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable - Thomas Fowell Buxton
A writer's goal is to weave the ordinary into fine silk and the truly extraordinary into diaphanous clarity ... - C.J. Heck
The Paranormal is entirely NORMAL. Furthermore, I believe the Supernatural is both SUPER and NATURAL. Paranormal and Supernatural experiences happen to ordinary folk like you and I, every day. Ain't it cool? - JoLynne Valerie
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
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary. - Boris Pasternak
The ordinary stories of our ordinary lives have extraordinary gifts coded within them. . . - Christina Baldwin
That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent. - Aldous Huxley
It comes from looking at the heart of things, from stopping to smell not only the roses but the bushes as well. It is a quality of attention to ordinary life that is so loving and intimate it is almost worship. - Martha N. Beck
Unless you Believe in yourself, everybody see you as an ordinary stone, not Diamond. - Mohith Agadi
As far as I get as more I learn. As now I don't think that ordinary person is Stephen King... as far as now I think that he looks at people's behavior and look as far as they can reach... ( - Awesome as that!) - Deyth Banger
No man is ordinary, only their performances are ordinary. - Amit Kalantri
An ordinary woman who makes herself available to an extraordinary God can do amazing things for God. - Elizabeth George
In a simple street you can find the whole world: You can find joy and sorrow; you can find good and evil, silence and noise; you can find all the comedies and all the tragedies! An ordinary simple street is the mirror of the whole world! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Work harder to appreciate your ordinary day. - Gretchen Rubin
Heroes are often the most ordinary of men. - Henry David Thoreau
The passing of an ordinary man is sad. The passing of a great man is tragic, and doubly tragic when the greatness passes before the man does.
Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff. - Harvey Pekar
It is the photographing of ordinary things, in extraordinary light, that produces extraordinary photographs. - David Young
There are no ordinary people. The blur or everyday reality has created a world in which most of us have forgotten our unique and sacred existence...it is [our] true self, once discovered, that enables us to understand more clearly the nature of our world, and our own existence. - Kim Chestney
As a photographer you have a deep love for light, life and yourself. You know that the eyes of love aren’t blind, they are wide open. Only when your eye, heart and soul shine brighter than the sun, you realize how ordinary it is to love the beautiful, and how beautiful it is to love the ordinary. - Marius Vieth
Extraordinary magic is woven through ordinary life. Look around! - Amy Leigh Mercree
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 ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. - Thomas Moore
All of these people had character. None of them thought they were special people, born with the right to win. They were people who worked hard, who learned how to keep their focus under pressure, and who stretched beyond their ordinary abilities when they had to. - Carol S. Dweck
What do I aspire to be? Just an ordinary person who values living. - Marty Rubin
God's extraordinary work is most often done by ordinary people in the seeming obscurity of a home and family. - Neal A. Maxwell
A poet adds the awe factor to our ordinary perceptions. - Debasish Mridha
I am not a fan of the magical quick fix in any fiction, including fantasy, scifi and comic books. Unless Dr. Who is involved, and then only because we get to use the phrase 'Timey-wimey wibbliness' which, I'm sure you'll agree, there are not enough occasions to drop into ordinary adult conversation. - Chris Dee
Ordinary folk prefer familiar tastes - they'd sooner eat the same things all the time - but a gourmet would sample a fried park bench just to know how it tastes. - Walter Moers
I want to stand on the belief that great things are the product of ordinary people who are made great when they stand. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
After attainment of Supreme knowledge a man lives but he does not lead an ordinary man’s life. He lives, he eats, he sleeps and by God’s commandment he becomes a ‘man-catcher’ as Christ told Peter. - Jibankrishna
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the ordinary. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
There aren't any great men. There are just great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet. - William F. Halsey
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.
You were too lazy to learn to dance until it was almost too late, and in the same way you were too lazy to learn to love. As for ideal and tragic love, that I don't doubt you can do marvellously- and all honour to you. Now you will learn to love a little in an ordinary human way. - Hermann Hesse
You only know me as an ordinary human being, with flesh, blood and bones, but there is something about me too hard for you to decipher, for if i let you, you will ever regret knowing me. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God. - Jim Elliot
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
We meet no ordinary people in our lives. - C.S. Lewis
Yet I am not writing with ordinary ink, but with red blood that dripsfrom my heart. All its wounds long scarred over have opened and itthrobs and hurts, and now and then a tear falls on the paper. - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
I am not a extra-ordinary person, In the same way I am not a ordinary person. - AR Bharaty
I thought: This is what the living do. And I swooned at the ordinary nature of the task and myself, at my chapped hands and square palms, at the way my wrists bent and fingers flexed inside this living body. - Dee Williams
You see yourself as very average, ordinary. And there is nothing ordinary about you, Rachel." (Something Borrowed) - Emily Giffin
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
Hallucinations aren’t always out of the ordinary. How do we know we’re not hallucinating if everything seems plausible? - Dominic Riccitello
In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Even the most ordinary things can be made extraordinary simply by doing it with the right people. - Nicholas Sparks
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
One day of happiness is worth more than a lifetime of sorrow .... Under ordinary circumstances, jealousy is a suspicion to the person who excites it and degrading to the person who indulges it. - Victor Hugo
Naturally, since I myself am a writer, I do not wish the ordinary reader to read no modern books. But if he must read only the new or only the old, I would advise him to read the old. - C.S. Lewis
If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary. - Jim Rohn
To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder. - Albert Einstein
Ordinary will please, but never impress. - Avinash Rao
Grammar and ordinary language are bad guides to metaphysics. A great book might be written showing the influence of syntax on philosophy. - Bertrand Russell
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve
Normal, average and ordinary are not a part of my vocabulary. I am an artist after all! - Paul S. Lynch
A very fine artist can take something quite ordinary and, through sheer artistry and willpower, turn it into a work of art. - Truman Capote
Nothing will sustain you more potently than the power to recognize in you humdrum routine, the true poetry of life - the poetry of the commonplace, of the ordinary person, of the plain, toilworn, with their loves and their joys, their sorrows and griefs. - William Osler
When you enter a grove peopled with ancient trees, higher than the ordinary, and shutting out the sky with their thickly inter-twined branches, do not the stately shadows of the wood, the stillness of the place, and the awful gloom of this doomed cavern then strike you with the presence of a deity? - Seneca
An expert is an ordinary person who consistently sought knowledge in a specific field and applied it. - Gugu Mona
Probably every subject is interesting if an avenue into it can be found that has humanity and that an ordinary person can follow. - William Zinsser
Peace can only be found in what your extraordinary imagination has defined as an ordinary life. - Shannon L. Alder
All that technical expertise isn't worth a damn if you don't get the best out of people, though. . . . These were leaders who saw strength in ordinary people and showed them how to break tyranny. - Noël Coward
It is my business as a Sunday school teacher to instill a divine discontent for the ordinary. Only the best possible is good enough for God. Can you say, 'God, I have done all that I can? - Henrietta C. Mears
Dare to be different. The world is full of the ordinary. - RVM
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
Orwell wrote easily and well about small humane pursuits, such as bird watching, gardening and cooking, and did not despise popular pleasures like pubs and vulgar seaside resorts. In many ways, his investigations into ordinary life and activity prefigure what we now call 'cultural studies. - Christopher Hitchens
Be an ordinary person with extraordinary heart - Inda Kusumawati
Ordinary people can do extra ordinary things when they create opportunity towards their passion - Sivaprakash Sidhu
Power is brilliant Beauty is madnessObsession is addictionPerfection is suicidal, I was born beyond the limits of an ordinary being. So honey make use of it I exist therefore to celebrate or to die. - Samuel Pineda Jr.
I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love." ~ Gandalf (J. R. R. Tolkein ~ The Hobbit) - J.R.R. Tolkien
when there is no sound mind in the society people's thinking and their decisions, don’t always follow the natural flow of logic, because the society and the culture of the land has polluted the minds of ordinary people - Sunday Adelaja
I built my home in the feeling of waking up at dawn in a new city, where every road is the right road because there is no ordinary. Everything is as profound as you make it. - Charlotte Eriksson
Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary. - Oscar Wilde
Don't settle for ordinary. Dare to live a magical life. - Debasish Mridha
Statements of ordinary people are ignored like poor freebies, statements of great people are accepted like profound philosophy. - Amit Kalantri
What you mean to me is something out of the ordinary, cause even a whole of a dictionary won't be able to describe it! - Andy Flynn
It is the manner of death that reveals the importance of a man. Ordinary people are murdered while extraordinary people are assassinated. - Ashwin Sanghi
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
...he is constantly reminding me that real magic doesn't come from achieving the perfect appearance, from being Cinderella at the ball with both glass slippers and a killer hairstyle. The real magic is in the pumpkin, in the mice, in the moonlight; not beyond ordinary life, but within it. - Martha N. Beck
Innovation is simply a holistic approach to exploring extra ordinary work to birthing products or services. Innovation is the magic! - Chidiebere Prosper Agbugba
To have my life accepted as just another ordinary life, to have it viewed as common and regular, was a singular moment. - Katherine A. Briccetti
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. - William Arthur Ward
The United States can't be so fixed on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans... - Bill Clinton
It is the ordinary woman who knows something about love; the gorgeous ones are too busy being gorgeous.
The sound of life, Everyone has got their own song playing in the background of their life , some has melody and some has depressing music and some extra ordinary people are standing their choosing the type of music that they want to play - Be that kind of people. - Alamvusha
A person’s words reflect the image of his character and the amount of truth and lies in it is always visible to the human heart than ordinary eyes. - Testy McTesterson
An ordinary man gets arrogant with beauty, conceited with knowledge and ruthless with power. - Amit Kalantri
How extraordinary the ordinary really is, a tool we all use to keep going, a template for sanity. - Cecelia Ahern
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
What would be frightening about me jumping out of the bush wearing a pig mask is not the sudden surprise, not me, and not the pig mask, but that the ordinary world had split open for a moment to reveal some possibility never previously considered. - Peter Straub
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
People with true passions have difficulty relating to the ordinary. - April Mae Monterrosa
John Smith: Mankind doesn't need warfare and bloodshed to prove itself. Everyday life can provide honour and valour. Let's hope that from now on this country can find its heroes in smaller places. In the most ordinary of deeds. - Paul Cornell
Even a brick wants to be something.A brick wants to be something.It aspires. Even a common, ordinary brick... wants to be something more than it is.It wants to be something better than it is. - Louis Kahn
Ordinary people merely think how they shall 'spend' their time; a man of talent tries to 'use' it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges. - Jon Ronson
By doing ordinary actions efficiently you will become the best among ordinary, but you will not be an extraordinary. - Amit Kalantri
Accept the ego of extraordinary people as they have achieved something but don't accept the ego of ordinary people. - Amit Kalantri
We need faith and the mind of the Lord Jesus to recognize something of lasting value in even our most ordinary tasks. - Philip Yancey
Transformation is an ongoing process that tends to appear ordinary, when, in fact, something extraordinary is taking place. - Suzy Ross
But this was different, as if some creature had risen from a corner of my cell and taken over every part of me. It swallowed meaning. I hadn't thought suffering would be like this, so ordinary, so dull, and so endless. - Robyn Cadwallader
Understand me. I’m not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul. - Charles Bukowski
A celebrity starts being a cele-crazy when he's seen often, he's just like the ordinary man in the streets. Without much ado to shout his name, i go my way. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The world is divided into the ordinary and the extraordinary. The problem is deciding which is which. - Piero Scaruffi
The seeds of greatness are sown in ordinary soil. - Leah Griffith
One of the reasons for the failure of feminism to dislodge deeply held perceptions of male and female behavior was its insistence that women were victims, and men powerful patriarchs, which made a travesty of ordinary people's experience of the mutual interdependence of men and women. - Rosalind Coward
I am ordinary person with extraordinary curiosity. - Lailah Gifty Akita
To my mind to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder. - Albert Einstein
#3546. Things happen according to the ordinary course of nature and the ordinary habits of life.
Science is not a collection of facts. Nor is science something that happens in the laboratory. Science happens in the head. It's a flight of imagination beyond the constraints of ordinary perception. Columbus chapter -The Virgin and the Mousetrap - Chet Raymo
We have a name for the sum of grievances and compromises, this sheer normality of life lived among other people. We call it civilization. Culture, society, the workaday interactions of ordinary time. - Joseph Bottum
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things. - Barack Obama
For writing a first draft requires from the writer a peculiar internal state which ordinary life does not induce. ... how to set yourself spinning? - Annie Dillard
Dare to be more than ordinary... Dare to be extraordinary. - Imania Margria
Do not forget that the value and interest of life is not so much to do conspicuous things...as to do ordinary things with the perception of their enormous value. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore and diverting himself and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary while the greater ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Success demands that you do EXTRA after the ORDINARY has failed. - Seun Ayilara
Youth is the most suitable age to enjoy the life completely or to work diligently for the life, what you decide makes your rest of the life ordinary or legendary respectively. - Amit Kalantri
Great leadership makes ordinary people into extraordinary people. - Jeffrey Fry
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes by instinct. - Cicero
Passion is the fuel that drives ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results by aligning their hearts, minds, beliefs and efforts. - Dr. Asoka Jinadasa
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore and diverting himself and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell that ordinary while the greater ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton
Often in life those seemingly ordinary moments hold the most extraordinary meaning. - Ken Poirot
I knew that Sundays in England aren't just ordinary dull Sundays, the same the world over, which demand that one simply tiptoe through without disturbing them or paying them the least attention, they are vaster and slower and more burdensome than anywhere else I know. - Javier Marías
Doing anything worthwhile will present challenges, but everyone who achieves their goal is an ordinary person who becomes extraordinary. - Joanne Van Leerdam
The extra-ordinary secret to success is nothing but ordinary belief. - Auliq-Ice
…Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I don't know what will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity. We're more popular than Jesus now. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me. - John Lennon
A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.- , Stephen McFeely, Michael Petroni - - Christopher Markus
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
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
There is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system... - Milton Friedman
You are beautiful, but you are empty. One could not die for you. To be sure, an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you--the rose that belongs to me. But in herself alone she is more important than all the hundreds of you other roses: because it is she that I have watered. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
We where not put on this earth to be ordinary, we where created to be extraordinary. - Frederick Owen
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. - Paul Engle
I love Nigerians becouse they're extra ordinary people they make impossible to be possible. - Hamzatribah
Ordinary life is fascinating when viewed with extraordinary perspective. - Angela Howell
We Are Always Scared of Wild Beasts, Yet We Are Unaware About The Wildest Beast Within Us Which Does More Harm Than The Ordinary One.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. - Elbert Hubbard
The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others. - Bertrand Russell
I think fantasy is best described as a kind of fiction that evokes wonder, mystery or magic, a sense of possibility beyond the ordinary world in which we live, and yet which reflects and comments upon that known world. - Kate Forsyth
How to 'live' in a state of awe when life is mundane and ordinary? - Ann Voskamp
Why is it that beautiful women never seem to have curiosity? Is it because they know they're classical? With classical things the Lord finished the job. Ordinary ugly people know they're deficient and they go on looking for the pieces. - Penelope Gilliatt
Ordinary men earns responsibility towards their family, extraordinary men earns duty towards their nation. - Amit Kalantri
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. - Jimmy Johnson
We were not put on this earth to be ordinary, we were created to be extraordinary. - Frederick E. Owen Jr.
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. - Oscar Wilde
When God speaks about equity, that choice of word, makes us understand that God is not referring to the leaders of the land or the elite this time around. He is actually talking about how ordinary citizens of the land relate to each other in fairness and impartiality. - Sunday Adelaja
Time makes the ordinary extraordinary and the extraordinary ordinary. - Kevin Focke
We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day. - Brad Meltzer
If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear. - Joanna R. Macy
Some long for acceptance while others fear for anything ordinary. - Dominic Riccitello
She'd not known grief would come in waves, brought on by the smallest of things. Nor had she realized that ordinary acts of living would continue even after the loss of a love and that it would remain possible to get caught up in the moment of a simple pleasure before remembering. - Tess Thompson
I, the ordinary restless child, the plain adolescent, the commoner who had been a nun twice, would prove to be a Daughter of Heaven. - Shan Sa
Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being. - C.G. Jung
Perfection is ordinary; imperfection is beauty. - Debasish Mridha
The Christian religion asks us to put our trust not in ideas, and certainly not in ideologies, but in a God Who was vulnerable enough to become human and die, and Who desires to be present to us in our ordinary circumstances. - Kathleen Norris
Eschew the ordinary, disdain the commonplace. If you have a single-minded need for something, let it be the unusual, the esoteric, the bizarre, the unexpected. - Chuck Jones
Nothing is so frequent as to mistake an ordinary human gift for a special and extraordinary endowment. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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
Some songs are never just ordinary songs, they become the memories you collect in your life. - Seekerohan
An ordinary place turns into an extraordinary place when visited by a good music! Earthly place becomes celestial! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I don’t think anyone finds joy. Rather, we cultivate it by searching for the preciousness of small things, the ordinary miracles, that strengthen our hearts so we can keep them open to what is difficult - Dawna Markova
Do have a mind of your own. This is not just a spiritual matter only, but one which concerns ordinary manliness. I would do many things to please my friends, but to go to hell to please them is more than I would venture. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
I write so others might contemplate things that are out of the ordinary. I write to make people feel—to cause laughter and tears and anger at injustice. I write so the world will imagine and wonder at crazy, incredible truths. I write to have a tiny bit of influence on a universal conscience. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I think that modern physics has definitely decided in favor of . In fact the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas which can be expressed unambiguously only in mathematical language. Werner Heisenberg - Plato
there are no great things in life, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to Meet. - Rodney Masemola
Ordinary people are products of their environment and fit in. Artists transcend their environment and stand out. - Oliver Gaspirtz
To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Do ordinary things extraordinarily well. - Gregg Harris
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean lay all undiscovered before me.
It is so common amongst the common people of an ordinary mind to find own selfish desire as dream and such person often mistakes crowd around oneself as own friend. - Anuj Somany
See the world through the eyes of your inner child.The eyes that sparkle in awe and amazement as they see love, magic and mystery in the most ordinary things. - Henna Sohail
She wasn't ordinary, I liked her that way. Mystery oozed from her pours as she walked so lightly I could have mistaken her for an angel. - Nikki Rowe
A prose that is altogether alive demands something of the reader that the ordinary novel reader is not prepared to give. - T.S. Eliot
Whenever justice to ordinary men, widows, orphans, poor, disadvantaged and the general mass is delayed or denied, that leads to God’s frustration. At a time like that, God laments, WHERE IS A MAN - Sunday Adelaja
Knowledge is what you know,that gives you an edge overthe ordinary person. - Dele Ayo Bankole
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else. - Brian Tracy
The more intelligent a man is, the more originality he discovers in men. Ordinary people see no difference between men.
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
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if behind them they didn't have a little bit of plain ordinary everyday kindness, and a little looking out for the other fellow, too. - Sidney Buchman
An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is always possible to be happy. - Augustine Birrell
To the non-initiate, whose experience of sexuality and bodily pleasure may be distorted by negative cultural conditioning, the introduction of sexuality into a sacred context is often mistakenly misconstrued as the ordinary pursuit of sex for recreation. - Zeena Schreck
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations. - Jean Paul Richter
Life is never ordinary, it is always a wonder, it is always magical. - Debasish Mridha
To the ordinary, opposite, means hatred. Every person sees themselves as love. To the extraordinary, opposite means opportunity. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Death is ordinary. Behold it, subtract its patterns and lessons from those of the death that weapons bring, and maybe the residue will show what violence is. - William T. Vollmann
Ive been waiting for this moment, The one where looking back doesn't seem fascinating anymore & looking forward doesn't seem to be the greatest seek, I am so darn content with creating and living right now that there honestly isn't any room left for the ordinary. - Nikki Rowe
Our stories always contain average, ordinary people. They are the most unsuspecting victims of all. - D.J. Weaver
A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions. - John Kenneth Galbraith
I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton
There is nothing ordinary in life because life itself is mystical, magical, and extraordinary. - Debasish Mridha
The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse. - Carlos Castaneda
A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
Any ordinary man can...surround himself with two thousand books...and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.
,Bloodlust is like a natural disaster; it has to run its course. I have seen their faces; they are faces out of nightmares—most ordinary—so ordinary that you can’t believe the brains behind them capable of genocide. - John A. Williams
Perhaps people like us cannot love. Ordinary people can - that is their secret. - Hermann Hesse
Be ordinary, but bring a quality of awareness to your ordinary life. Bring God to your ordinary life introduce God into your ordinary life. Sleep, eat, love, pray, meditate, but don’t think that you are making or doing something special—and then you will be special. - Osho
You have ordinary moments and ordinary moments and more ordinary moments, and then, suddenly, there is something monumental right there. You have the past and future colliding in the present, your own personal Big Bang, and nothing will ever be the same. - Deb Caletti
Go ahead and be ordinary. Eccentricity is extraordinary. - JT Sanz
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