Big Picture Quotes

Quotes tagged as "big-picture" (showing 1-27 of 27)
Shannon L. Alder
“Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you. However, if it taught you to hold onto grudges, seek revenge, not forgive or show compassion, to categorize people as good or bad, to distrust and be guarded with your feelings then you didn’t learn a thing. God doesn’t bring you lessons to close your heart. He brings you lessons to open it, by developing compassion, learning to listen, seeking to understand instead of speculating, practicing empathy and developing conflict resolution through communication. If he brought you perfect people, how would you ever learn to spiritually evolve?”
Shannon L. Alder

Cora Carmack
“You don't realize how small you really are until you're faced with something like that. We live our lives as if we're at the center of our own universe, but we're just tiny pieces of a shattered whole.”
Cora Carmack, Finding It

Erin Morgenstern
“I saw in details while she saw in scope. Not seeing the scope is why I am here and she is not. I took each element spearately and never looked to see that they never did fit together properly”
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

Shannon L. Alder
“Your strength will be found when you stop struggling with yourself, instead of thinking everyone is a struggle worth overcoming. Every obstacle in life is a lesson that teaches us, not others.”
Shannon L. Alder

Gary   Hopkins
“Chances are no matter how bad your troubles seem to be, someone somewhere, with less resilience, has successfully conquered a more severe version of your problems.”
Gary Hopkins

Dennis Sharpe
“Why do you dwell on things that don’t matter when there are so many things that do?”
Dennis Sharpe, Destroyer of Worlds

Chuck Palahniuk
“The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up. The shortcut to closing a door is to bury yourself in the details. This is how we must look to God. As if everything's just fine.”
Chuck Palahniuk

Toba Beta
“Nothing is coincidence in strategical perception.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Idries Shah
“Few things are more absurd than wise saws originally designed to inculcate or maintain the social needs of a society long past - when they are applied to today.”
Idries Shah, Reflections

Aimee Carter
“Sometimes you have to sacrifice your queen to capture the king.”
Aimee Carter, Queen

Shannon L. Alder
“If you spend your life over analysing every encounter you will always see the tree, but never the forest.”
Shannon L. Alder

Elizabeth Winder
“I suppose that was an example of close attention to detail that is common to writers and artists. It is imperative, whether consciously or not, that one observe the vast as well as the infinitesimal in order to create the image or choose accurate words that ring true.”
Elizabeth Winder, Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

Assegid Habtewold
“Having the big picture in mind enables us to overcome the day to day routines that attempt to distract us from pursuing our dream.”
Assegid Habtewold, The 9 Cardinal Building Blocks: For Continued Success in Leadership

Katie Crouch
“And then there's the truth beyond that, sitting like an old rock under green creek water: none of these things matter. Right now, in this moment, we have love. We have it in the sound of my daughter's laugher, in Mom's and Georgia's locked fingers, in the warm pressure of J.T.'s hand. It will leave, and it will come again, and when it does I'll give up everything and take it. Just like an addict. Like dry grass in new rain. It's not something I'm proud of necessarily. Then again, maybe I am.”
Katie Crouch, Girls in Trucks

“In my perception and self - awareness of life, I see the big picture ~ I see my self ~ the place of my true home ~ the home of my soul.

You are the Master of your own life - The key and beauty of your soul.”
Angie karan

J. Courtney Sullivan
“Nothing had just happened to her, she had made a choice, and then she had made another and another after that. Taken together, the small choices anyone made added up to a life.”
J. Courtney Sullivan, Saints for All Occasions

Laurence Overmire
“As a genealogist, I have seen the Big Picture as very few have. Most people now living have no clue who they are or where they come from. We are all descended from the ancient kings of our various cultures. There is nothing unique about it. And let's be honest, most of those kings were pretty ruthless individuals. What's important for us today is that we wake up to the fact that we are all literally cousins. How would our world change if we honored that relationship and started treating one another as family?”
Laurence Overmire, The Ghost of Rabbie Burns: An American Poet's Journey Through Scotland

“I always wake up in morning with a big smile of gratitude on my face. 'Why is that?' Well, every single day to me is a great opportunity to push myself closer to the bigger picture that God has painted for me.”
Edmond Mbiaka

Muditha Champika
“Science is great for us. But for someone who sees the human evaluation for more than one million years, science is just a one instant and younger than a baby.”
Muditha Champika, Theories of Nature and the Universe: Comparison of Pure Buddhist Philosophy and Science

Muditha Champika
“Science is great for us. But for someone who sees the humans for more than one million years, science is just a one instant like a baby trying to talk.”
Muditha Champika, Theories of Nature and the Universe: Comparison of Pure Buddhist Philosophy and Science

David J. Schwartz
“I'm going to live until I die and I'm not going to get life and death confused. While I'm on this earth I'm going to LIVE. Why only be half alive? Every minute a person spends worrying about dying is just one minute that fellow might as well have been dead.”
David J. Schwartz, The Magic of Getting What You Want by David J. Schwartz Author of the Magic of Thinking Big

“The most important thing we are doing here is collapsing the silos," says Eash Sundaram, EVP of innovation and CIO of JetBlue. "When we think about a program, we don't think about IT and finance and commercial operations. We think about how the program improves our customer or employee experience.”
Martha Heller, Be the Business: CIOs in the New Eras of IT

“Because IT people can see so much, it is their responsibility to influence investment priorities, not just execute on priorities set by internal business partners.”
Martha Heller, Be the Business: CIOs in the New Eras of IT

Laurence Overmire
“If you can make your ancestors real for yourself, learn their stories and who they were, your life - and death - will take on added meaning. You will see yourself in the Big Picture that includes all human life that has come and gone on the planet.”
Laurence Overmire, Digging for Ancestral Gold: The Fun and Easy Way to Get Started on Your Genealogy Quest

C.S. Lewis
“All that is made seems planless to the darkened mind, because there are more plans than it looked for.”
C.S. Lewis, Perelandra

George Friedman
“In the course of the century, so many individual decisions are made that no single one of them is ever critical. Each decision is lost in the torrent of judgments that make up a century.”
George Friedman, The Next Decade: What the World Will Look Like

“Vagueness is the kingdom of the devil and it is as such on purpose." - On Vagueness”
Lamine Pearlheart