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Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson
Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin
The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher
Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher
More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld
There are no extraordinary men...
just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
- William Halsey
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 am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Reality doesn't impress me.
I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy,
and when ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another.
No more walls.
- Anais Nin
Ordinary life does not interest me.
I seek only the high moments.
I am in accord with the surrealists,
searching for the marvelous.
- Anais Nin
I believed in myself.
I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
- Imran Khan
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary,
great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal
As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a
much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.
- Ellsworth Huntington
In the past, it was only in science fiction novels
that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space...
But you laid the foundation for space tourism.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot,
but it can't access the hidden places.
- Jeanette Winterson
What ordinary men are directly aware of and what they
try to do are bounded by the private orbits in which they live;
their visions and their powers are limited.
- C. Wright Mills
It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant
men in charge of affairs.
They expect too much of ordinary men.
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 like the tradition of ordinary men in extraordinary
circumstances and how they react to events which force
them to be heroic in a way that is not in their natures.
- Rob Lowe
No statement about God is simply, literally true.
God is far more than can be measured,
described, defined in ordinary language,
or pinned down to any particular happening.
- David Edward Jenkins
I am a ordinary teenager.
I fall in love like everyone else.
- Jake Epstein
I am an ordinary person.
- Frances McDormand
This sounds an extraordinary statement to make,
but in fact all truth is very ordinary.
- Brian Perkins
No one is ever ordinary.
- Tanith Lee
I wouldn't have thought that a wrong theory should
lead us to understand better the ordinary quantum field
theories or to have new insights about the quantum states of black holes.
- Edward Witten
Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word,
if there is such a thing.
- J. L. Austin
To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude...
the reason why old age was venerated in the past was
because it was extraordinary.
- Ronald Blythe
But my deepest and most secret love belongs to the
fair-haired and the blue-eyed,
the bright children of life, the happy,
the charming and the ordinary.
- Thomas Mann
When I was three years old I was taken with my family
to a little town in Western Minnesota,
where I lived a more or less vapid and ordinary life until I was ten.
- Mary MacLane
A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket
is in touch with his deepest emotions.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes:
one must make them when one reflects;
and whatever you may say,
I prefer being a man with paradoxes than a man with prejudices.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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.
- Howard Crosby
There are no ordinary moments.
- Dan Millman
I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife.
- Elizabeth Taylor
The problems of language here are really serious.
We wish to speak in some way about the structure of the atoms.
But we cannot speak about atoms in ordinary language.
- Werner Heisenberg
The fact that we write about it doesn't mean we play
better than ordinary players at all.
- Al Alvarez
The thing you notice here after America is how refreshingly
ordinary people look because they haven't had their
chin wrapped around the back of their ears.
- Ian Mckellen
The business of the poet is not to find new emotions,
but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry,
to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.
- T. S. Eliot
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.
The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere.
Truly profound and original insights are to be found
only in studying the exemplary.
- Warren G. Bennis
I decided on the spot that I would be an artist,
and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner
An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old.
- Carl Van Vechten
The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary
man is to have an extraordinary father.
- Austin O'Malley
You know, heroes are ordinary people that have achieved
extraordinary things in life.
- Dave Winfield
This Constitution does not reflect the thoughts,
hopes and aspirations of ordinary people.
It does nothing for jobs or economic growth and widens
further still the democratic deficit.
- Nigel Farage
The genius of the American system is that through freedom
we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
- Phil Gramm
The president felt that it was important to send an
ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space
travel as a representative for all Americans.
- Christa McAuliffe
It's a well known thing that ordinary perceptions can
have a strange aspect when one is travelling.
- Kenneth Koch
By the time ordinary life asserted itself once more,
I would feel I had already lived for a while in some other lifetime,
that I had even taken over someone else's life.
- Margaret Mahy
I have always thought music as a way out of the ordinary
mundane obligations of life.
- Martha Reeves
Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good;
try to use ordinary situations.
- Charles Richter
Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
- Aleister Crowley
I would have preferred to be successful here with a
piece that cost me a huge amount of money and effort...
rather than sending to Bohemia some ordinary works.
- Camille Claudel
I adopt a very simple approach.
I observe and reflect real life and ordinary people
and sooner or later that raises a laugh.
- Alberto Sordi
The more one listens to ordinary conversations the
more apparent it becomes that the reasoning faculties
of the brain take little part in the direction of the vocal organs.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise
general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their
achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge.
- Sun Tzu
Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA -
ordinary citizens don't need guns,
as their having guns doesn't serve the State.
- Heinrich Himmler
I think if you touch ordinary people,
they're simply ordinary people, the way they've always been.
They work hard, they don't have really as much as they should.
- Leonard Baskin
I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living,
with ever increasing security, comfort and joy.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
I've discovered I've got this preoccupation with ordinary
people pursued by large forces.
- Steven Spielberg
When the cinematograph first made its appearance,
we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered.
- Ivor Novello
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia -
to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
- H. L. Mencken
If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver.
If a writer is silent, he is lying.
- Jaroslav Seifert
When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
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