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I don't work at being ordinary.
It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success.
When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.
I believed in myself. I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
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.
I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.
The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines.
Charles de Gaulle
The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.
Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses. That is, they believe that for years and years and years, the people with wealth and power or government power have done well and ordinary people have not. That's true.
William J. Clinton
A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you're suddenly eager to know him or her even better.
Expensive advertising courts us with hints and images. The ordinary kind merely says, Buy.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.
I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God.
It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
It is true that going out on to the street implies the risk of accidents happening, as they would to any ordinary man or woman. But if the church stays wrapped up in itself, it will age. And if I had to choose between a wounded church that goes out on to the streets and a sick, withdrawn church, I would definitely choose the first one.
Pope Francis I
I warn you not to be ordinary, I warn you not to be young, I warn you not to fall ill, and I warn you not to grow old.
Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary. There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than in all the fables of the Church.
Robert Anton Wilson
Perhaps people like us cannot love. Ordinary people can - that is their secret.
'The Satanic Verses' was denied the ordinary life of a novel. It became something smaller and uglier: an insult.
There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Dread, which is closely related to fear, steals the ability to enjoy ordinary life and makes people anxious about the future. It keeps them from looking forward to the next day, the next month, or the next decade.
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
Well, honestly I feel like an ordinary woman.
The courage of very ordinary people is all that stands between us and the dark.
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