Ordinary People Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ordinary-people" (showing 1-30 of 45)
C.S. Lewis
“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously - no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption.”
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

Criss Jami
“A man who goes into a restaurant and blatantly disrespects the servers shows a strong discontent with his own being. Deep down he knows that restaurant service is the closest thing he will ever experience to being served like a king.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.”
Judith Guest, Ordinary People

J. Cornell Michel
“The pretty ones are usually unhappy. They expect everyone to be enamored of their beauty. How can a person be content when their happiness lies in someone else's hands, ready to be crushed at any moment? Ordinary-looking people are far superior, because they are forced to actually work hard to achieve their goals, instead of expecting people to fall all over themselves to help them.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

Haruki Murakami
“Ordinary imperfect people, always choose similarly imperfect people as friends.”
Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Joseph Campbell
“I don't think there is any such thing as an ordinary mortal. Everybody has his own possibility of rapture in the experience of life. All he has to do is recognize it and then cultivate it and get going with it. I always feel uncomfortable when people speak about ordinary mortals because I've never met an ordinary man, woman, or child.”
Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

“Depending on the reality one must face, one may prefer to opt for illusion.”
Judith Guest, Ordinary People

“He hangs on now, pressing his hand lightly against the wall, below the window, waiting for the familiar arrow of pain. Only there is none. An oddly pleasant swell of memory, a wave of warmth flooding over him, sliding back, slowly. It is a first”
Judith Guest, Ordinary People

“People use people according to their own needs. Or don't use them. When a primary need is one of safety.”
Judith Guest, Ordinary People

Walter Lord
“I look for something that is highly unusual, involving ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations.”
Walter Lord

Alexander McCall Smith
“His life was unrecorded; who is there to write down the lives of ordinary people?”
Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Robyn Davidson
“And it was only then that I realized what I had let myself in for, and only then I realized how bloody thick I had been not to have predicted it. It would seem that the combination of elements--woman, desert, camels, aloneness--hit some soft sport in this era's passionless, heartless, aching psyche. It fired the imaginations of people who seem themselves as alienated, powerless, unable to do anything about a world gone mad. And wouldn't it be my luck to pick just this combination. The reaction was totally unexpected and it was very, very weird. I was now public property. I was now a kind of symbol. I was now an object of ridicule for small-minded sexists, and I was a crazy, irresponsible adventurer (though not as crazy as I would have been had I failed). But worse than all that, I was now a mythical being who had done something courageous and outside the possibilities that ordinary people could hope for. And that was the antithesis of what I wanted to share. That anyone could do anything. If I could bumble my way across a desert, then anyone could do anything. And that was true especially for women, who have used cowardice for so long to protect themselves that it has become a habit.”
Robyn Davidson, Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

“You can start from the ordinary bizzare to the extraordinary incredible”
Richmond Akhigbe

Farshad Asl
“True Leaders take an Ordinary Person and turn them into an Extraordinary Performer.”
Farshad Asl

“One of my greatest fears, and what might be one of the greatest obstacles to ending or putting a massive dent in extreme poverty alleviation, is this: when everyday, normal people feel as if they can't help. Let me repeat: this is a tragedy.
In fact, I would say it is the ordinary people who will determine how much impact is done in the world. It's the ordinary folks who have a great responsibility. If individuals like you and me decide in our hearts to be deliberate and care for the poor, there is no doubt we can truly see the majority of extreme poverty vanish into thin air.”
Chris Marlow, Doing Good Is Simple: Making a Difference Right Where You Are

Serhiy Zhadan
“[К]ожен політичний конфлікт, кожен переділ кордонів і зміна паспортів ― це, перш за все, безкінечні й такі реальні життєві трагедії, ламані долі, сльози, біди і розпач конкретних людей.

Тих людей, від імені яких сьогодні говорять політики. Говорять, насправді зовсім не переймаючись тим, що з цими людьми буде вже завтра, після того, як буде прийнято чергові закони, декларації та угоди.

Про людей зазвичай ніхто не згадує.

Їх традиційно використовують у якості живого м´яса, на яке можна посилатись, вирішуючи свої проблеми, реалізовуючи свої плани й заліковуючи власні комплекси.”
Сергій Жадан

Michael Zadoorian
“I thought that nothing enormously bad or good had happened to me during my life. All the normal things had occurred. I had lived a completely unremarkable life. I wanted only my home, and the love and safety of those around me, nothing else. I knew there was no particular reason why I was put on this earth, but here I was and I was glad to be here, awed by the beauty of it. It was a perfect moment. (p.99)”
Michael Zadoorian, The Leisure Seeker

Matshona Dhliwayo
“The ordinary think inside of the box, the extraordinary think outside of the box, but genius thinks inside, outside, below and above the box.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Enock Maregesi
“Watu hawashabikii watu wa kawaida; wanashabikia watu ambao si wa kawaida.”
Enock Maregesi

Karl Wiggins
“The opinions, eloquence and articulacy of the man or woman on the street can often be as invaluable as precious stones”
Karl Wiggins, Dogshit Saved My Life

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never think success is for special breeds of humans. Truly success is for ordinary people, who keep wake while others are sleep!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Let's Go to the Next Level

William Styron
“Military men are capable of abominable crimes; witness, in our recent time alone, Chile, My Lai, Greece. But it is a "liberal" fallacy that equates the military mind with real evil and makes it the exclusive province of lieutenants or generals; the secondary evil of which the military is frequently capable is aggressive, romantic, melodramatic, thrilling, orgasmic. Real evil, the suffocating evil of Auschwitz—gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring—was perpetrated almost exclusively by civilians.”
William Styron, Sophie's Choice

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The beauty of ordinary lives of ordinary people in the ordinary streets is always extraordinary!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Tariffs and more tariffs.
Madness ceases to amaze me anymore. It's all about greed and dominance.
The trouble with making one country 'great', is that so many other countries pay the price. And it's not really the other countries, but all the mums & dads, the old ladies, the retired servicemen, those that just scrap by making a living as it is that are really hurt by all these so called trade wars & tariffs.
The rich don't need to worry because they have enough cash stashed away, but of course they will jump up & down, not because it hurts their hedge funds or off shore bank accounts, but because it looks good for the average joe blow if they say that they are hurting as well.
It's just basic greed & dominance. Plain & simple!
There is no fairness and equality for all these days. It's just about wealth for the select few.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Let us go to an ordinary street to feel that life is beautiful with all the ordinary things, with cats around, with children playing, with laundries hanged out, with people wandering aimlessly!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“The real untold history of our species is that of ordinary people doing ordinary things.”
Marty Rubin

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Let those who are looking for some extraordinary people must know that all the extraordinariness is hidden in the ordinary people!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Those who are looking for some extraordinary people must know that all the extraordinariness is hidden in the ordinary people!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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