Everyday quotes

  • I'm still agnostic. But in the words of Elton Richards, I'm now a reverant agnostic. Which isn't an oxymoron, I swear. I now believe that whether or not there's a God, there is such a thing as sacredness. Life is sacred. The Sabbath can be a sacred day. Prayer can be a sacred ritual. There is something transcendent, beyond the everyday. It's possible that humans created this sacredness ourselves, but that doesn't take away from its power or importance.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Prayer #Believe #Everyday

  • You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Everyday #Want

  • Design should do the same thing in everyday life that art does when encountered: amaze us, scare us or delight us, but certainly open us to new worlds within our daily existence.
    -- Aaron Betsky

    #Art #Design #Everyday

  • There are certain truths which stand out so openly on the roadsides of life, as it were, that every passer-by may see them. Yet, because of their obviousness, the general run of people disregard such truths or at least they do not make them the object of any concious knowledge. People are so bliend to some of the simplest facts in everyday life that they are highly surprised when somebody calls attention to what everybody ought to know.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Running #People #Everyday

  • Our words can have power that we don’t think we have in everyday life. Anyone can make a difference!
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Thinking #Differences #Everyday

  • As life goes on it becomes tiring to keep up the character you invented for yourself, and so you relapse into individuality and become more like yourself everyday.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Character #Individuality #Everyday

  • Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Tea #Everyday #Ordinary

  • That overflowing feeling became love. But I don't sing for Ren's sake. I sing for myself everyday.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Feelings #Everyday #Sake

  • Are you living everyday so that even if the end were to come you’d have to regrets?
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Regret #Everyday #Ends

  • It’s precisely the people who are considered the least ‘likely’ leaders who end up inspiring others the most. Everyday people and everyday acts of courage eventually change everything.
    -- Ai-jen Poo

    #People #Leader #Everyday

  • Really, most of us just focus on what's in front of us. We're too busy putting out the fires of everyday life.
    -- Aidan Quinn

    #Fire #Focus #Everyday

  • It gets tiring, doing the same thing everyday.
    -- Ajay Devgan

    #Everyday #Tire

  • When I swore that you're getting more and more beautiful everyday. Well, I was only kidding, honey.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Beautiful #Honesty #Everyday

  • Everyday hundreds of people came to the hospital... dying, and I have to introduce life into them again... my duty was to compete with death.
    -- Ala Bashir

    #People #Everyday #Suffering

  • Certainly we do not need quantum mechanics for macroscopic objects, which are well described by classical physics - this is the reason why quantum mechanics seems so foreign to our everyday existence.
    -- Alain Aspect

    #Everyday #Needs #Physics

  • The problem isn't so much finding good ideas (there is no shortage) as embedding the ones we have into everyday practice.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Practice #Ideas #Everyday

  • If anything good came out of 9/11, to me, was that people were so cynical about the world - all you hear about on the news is all the bad stuff everyday, but what was refreshing to me was after that, you saw how many good people there are out there. For every one bad one, there's a thousand good ones.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #People #Cynical #Everyday

  • So one of the most unique things on screen in American movies today is everyday behavior.
    -- Alan Rudolph

    #Unique #Everyday #Today

  • This-the immediate, everyday, and present experience-is IT, the entire and ultimate point for the existence of a universe.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Everyday #Existence #Ultimate

  • Coping with the demands of everyday life would be exceedingly trying if one could arrive at solutions to problems only by actually performing possible options and suffering the consequences.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #Everyday #Suffering #Trying

  • The most important thing you do everyday you live is deciding not to kill yourself.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Philosophical #Everyday #Important

  • What must be remembered in any case is that secret complicity that joins the logical and the everyday to the tragic.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Secret #Everyday #Logical

  • I was originally supposed to become an engineer but the thought of having to expend my creative energy on things that make practical everyday life even more refined, with a loathsome capital gain as the goal, was unbearable to me.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Goal #Creative #Everyday

  • My writing routine is everyday I put a record on, the same one since 20 years. Then I burn a stick of incense, I put perfume here on the insides of my soles, I paint my left ***** red, and I write.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Writing #Years #Everyday

  • Before you take the leap, before you jump, really make sure it's going to be something you want to get out of bed [to do] everyday, because it is so hard. So you want to make sure that you're really committed.
    -- Alexa Von Tobel

    #Everyday #Bed #Want

  • Surprise quality can be achieved in many ways. It may be produced by a certain stimulating geometrical relationship between elements in the picture or through the human interest of the situation photographed or by calling our attention to some commonplace but fascinating thing we have never noticed before or it can be achieved by looking at an everyday thing in a new interesting way.
    -- Alexey Brodovitch

    #Photography #Interesting #Everyday

  • Big, sweeping life changes really boil down to small, everyday decisions.
    -- Ali Vincent

    #Life Changing #Decision #Everyday

  • This everyday world affects the way art is created as much as it conditions its response.
    -- Allan Kaprow

    #Art #Everyday #Way

  • I'm drawn to what I'm drawn to. I wear jeans and loafers everyday, mostly casual, but when I really turn it on, I like a classic, simple look.
    -- Allison Williams

    #Simple #Jeans #Everyday

  • Everything I dream is something simple and plain and everyday. That’s how I know they are dreams. Because the simple and plain and everyday things are the ones that we can never have
    -- Ally Condie

    #Dream #Simple #Everyday

  • I still love coming into work everyday after so many years working as an actress. I've been working more or less continuously and I find I have to really want to do the project to make it work because you have to put such an enormous amount of effort into it.
    -- Amanda Burton

    #Years #Effort #Everyday

  • We gauge risk literally hundreds of times per day, usually well and often subconsciously. We start assessing risk before the disaster even happens. We are doing is right now. We decide where to live and what kind of insurance to buy, just like we process all kinds of everyday risks: we wear bike helmets, or not. We buckle our seatbelts, smoke cigarettes, and let our kids stay out until midnight. Or not.
    -- Amanda Ripley

    #Kids #Risk #Everyday

  • I don't want to be in magazines everyday, because I don't want people to get used to one thing.
    -- Amanda Seyfried

    #People #Everyday #Magazines

  • If I wasn't an actress I'd want to be a writer or else find a job where I got to read books and watch movies all day, everyday, for the rest of my life.
    -- Amber Benson

    #Jobs #Book #Everyday

  • Nothing is more important than life. Nothing. You realise the simplicity of that point only when you confront death everyday.
    -- Amish Tripathi

    #Simplicity #Everyday #Important

  • They say you’re meant to live everyday as if it were your last, which I’ve always thought was daft, since no one would ever pay the gas bill if that was the case, but what if it were your first?
    -- Amy Jenkins

    #What If #Everyday #Pay

  • When you really consider the everyday things around you, they start to seem like tiny miracles.
    -- Amy Shearn

    #Miracle #Everyday #Tiny

  • I think you should try... not to try to be better than everyone around you, but try to be better than yourself everyday.
    -- Anderson Silva

    #Thinking #Everyday #Trying

  • Everyday that goes by I try to improve myself and searching for something that may even be impossible; perfection.
    -- Anderson Silva

    #Art #Perfection #Everyday

  • Tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love - the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Tennis #Everyday #Faults

  • You look in the mirror everyday and you see the same thing. As an entertainer, you wanna see something new.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Mirrors #Everyday #Looks

  • Make everyday decisions from a place of love.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Attitude #Decision #Everyday

  • The way to find your happiness joy is to make a list of all the things that are fun for YOU to do. Then do some of those things everyday.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Fun #Joy #Everyday

  • It was the kind of terrified look that reminds you that no matter how rational or grown up a person might seem, some part of him is absolutely sure - knows - that an evil other-world exists just outside of our regular, everyday world. And that although we don't expect that world to collide with our calm, predictable one...well, really, at any moment that is exactly what might happen.
    -- Ann M. Martin

    #Other Worlds #Evil #Everyday

  • We see our sins reflected everywhere: in the pallor of our intimates’ faces, in the scratching of tree branches against windows, in the strange movements of everyday objects. These may be messages from God or tricks of the eye, but in neither case are we permitted to ignore them.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Eye #Tree #Everyday

  • I wondered why I hadn't loved that day more, why I hadn't savored every bit of it...why I hadn't known how good it was to live so normally, so everyday. But you only know that, I suppose, after it's not normal and every day any longer.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Everyday #Normal

  • But I don't think that sculpture belongs in everyday life like a table does, or like a chair.
    -- Anthony Caro

    #Thinking #Everyday #Doe

  • I didn't have to go all the way to India for spiritual enlightenment. The blue-collar spirituality of everyday life was right in front of me, it was in every nook and cranny if I wanted to seek it, but I had chosen to ignore it.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Spiritual #Blue #Everyday

  • On the stage . . . masks are assumed with some regard to procedure; in everyday life, the participants act their parts without consideration either for suitability of scene or for the words spoken by the rest of the cast: the result is a general tendency for things to be brought to the level of farce even when the theme is serious enough.
    -- Anthony Powell

    #Life #Everyday #Serious

  • The TV set, or Satanic family altar, has grown more elaborate since the early 50s, from the tiny, fuzzy screen to huge ‘entertainment centers’ covering entire walls with several TV monitors. What started as an innocent respite from everyday life has become in itself a replacement for real life for millions, a major religion of the masses.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Wall #Real #Everyday

  • When I talk of reality, I am always thinking of essentials. Profundity is not located in some remote, inaccessible region. It is rooted in everyday life.
    -- Antoni Tapies

    #Reality #Thinking #Everyday

  • I swore that I would never say I miss you more everyday but, some things are better left unsaid...
    -- Ariana Grande

    #Missing #Everyday #Unsaid

  • The average comedian is kind of an observer looking at everyday things that everyone could relate to and then trying to find the exaggeration in those things.
    -- Aries Spears

    #Average #Comedian #Everyday

  • Hippocrates is an excellent geometer but a complete fool in everyday affairs.
    -- Aristotle

    #Science #Engineering #Everyday

  • Music is supposed to wash away the dust of everyday life
    -- Art Blakey

    #Dust #Everyday #Everyday Life

  • It's not some big event that creates the drama, it's the little things of everyday life that bring about that drama.
    -- Asghar Farhadi

    #Drama #Everyday #Events

  • I like pieces that have everyday appeal and can be worn anywhere!
    -- Ashley Madekwe

    #Everyday #Pieces #Worn

  • Work honestly, meditate everyday, meet people without fear and play.
    -- Baba Hari Dass

    #Play #People #Everyday

  • My everyday job is about superficial beauty, but when I'm not working I prefer to work on my inner beauty - I read a lot, I try to learn.
    -- Bar Refaeli

    #Jobs #Inner Beauty #Everyday

  • Divine reality is not way up in the sky somewhere; it is readily available in the encounters of everyday life, which make hash of my illusions that I can control the ways God comes to me.
    -- Barbara Brown Taylor

    #Reality #Sky #Everyday

  • In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.
    -- Barbara De Angelis

    #Spiritual #Order #Everyday

  • Hallucinatory - that's just the way everyday life is, in Colombia. All the time, you say to yourself, did I just see that?
    -- Barbet Schroeder

    #Everyday #Way #Life Is

  • Do not lose yourself in your everyday work and activities. Rather, lose yourself in God. When you are doing work, let your innermost heart be centered on Him. Live in His presence and abide in Him. Then your work will follow you into eternity, and you will reap a rich harvest.
    -- Basilea Schlink

    #Heart #Everyday #Rich

  • I wonder where a guy, an everyday Joe like myself can find a little action.
    -- Beetlejuice

    #Guy #Everyday #Littles

  • I never went to acting school, so improv was my training. Just being quick on your feet helps in everyday life.
    -- Ben Schwartz

    #School #Feet #Everyday

  • It's your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don't take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.
    -- Betty White

    #Everyday #Sometimes #Everyday Life

  • Stories are at the very heart of being human; they talk about where we're from, where we are, and where we're going. They're like bread; you need to hear and tell them everyday.
    -- Bill Harley

    #Heart #Everyday #Needs

  • The flag represents all the values and the liberties Americans have and enjoy everyday.
    -- Bill Shuster

    #Everyday #Liberty #Flags

  • This love for everyday things, part natural from the wide eye of Infancy, part a literary calculation
    -- Billy Collins

    #Eye #Everyday #Natural

  • Really, it's not harder to train for them because once baseball starts you play everyday almost.
    -- Bo Jackson

    #Baseball #Play #Everyday

  • Everyday's a good day when you paint
    -- Bob Ross

    #Good Day #Everyday #Paint

  • Musically I try to connect a common bridge between such exhilarating feelings as performing at the Acropolis, to the emotions each and every one of us feel everyday. In the end, a good melody will always stand the test of time.
    -- Bradley Joseph

    #Bridges #Feelings #Everyday

  • I don't invent anything. I imagine everything... most of the time, I have drawn my images from the daily life around me. I think that it is by capturing reality in the humblest, most sincere, most everyday way I can, that I can penetrate to the extraordinary.
    -- Brassai

    #Reality #Thinking #Everyday

  • Any job you can go to and have a laugh everyday has got to be a good job.
    -- Brent Spiner

    #Jobs #Laughing #Everyday

  • I'd say many features of string theory don't mesh with what we observe in everyday life.
    -- Brian Greene

    #Everyday #Mesh #Strings

  • Everyday, it's about building a practice that enables you to try and forget that you're afraid.
    -- Brian Koppelman

    #Practice #Everyday #Trying

  • I used to fly off the handle in everyday life, but I'm a little calmer now.
    -- Brian Molko

    #Everyday #Littles #Used

  • Music is about expressing things you can't in everyday life.
    -- Brian Molko

    #Everyday #Everyday Life #Music Is

  • I just tend to think about everyday things for my onstage act. Actually you know what I like to talk about just the absolute most - the more mundane the subject matter, the more interesting it is to me.
    -- Brian Regan

    #Thinking #Interesting #Everyday

  • Play is a subset of voluntary behaviour involving a selective mechanism which reverses the usual contingencies of power so as to permit the subject a controllable and dialectical simulation of the moderately unmastered arousals and regulations of everyday life, in a way that is alternatively vivifying and euphoric.
    -- Brian Sutton-Smith

    #Play #Everyday #Behaviour

  • The men and women, who desire to obtain seats in the celestial kingdom, will find that they must battle everyday.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Men #Everyday #Battle

  • When I was growing up, I, like many Jews, cheered what appeared to be the receding of faith from everyday life. The further religion got from our lives the better our lives would get, I thought, because persecution had been such a burden to Jewish families for generations.
    -- Bruce Feiler

    #Growing Up #Everyday #Generations

  • Going to school is an everyday process; it isn't something we accomplish and are all done with.
    -- Bruce Vento

    #School #Everyday #Done

  • As we manipulate everyday words, we forget that they are fragments of ancient and eternal stories, that we are building our houses with broken pieces of sculptures and ruined statues of gods as the barbarians did.
    -- Bruno Schulz

    #Broken #House #Everyday

  • I have very strongly this feeling... that our everyday life is at one and the same time banal, overfamiliar, platitudinous and yet mysterious and extraordinary.
    -- Bryan Magee

    #Life #Feelings #Everyday

  • Theres a very fine line between not listening and not caring. I like to think I walk that line everyday of my life.
    -- Burnie Burns

    #Caring #Thinking #Everyday

  • Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life.
    -- Carl Andre

    #Art #Everyday #Common

  • Be grateful everyday for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Grateful #Opportunity #Everyday

  • The Universe forces those who live in it to understand it. Those creatures who find everyday experience a muddled jumble of events with no predictability, no regularity, are in grave peril. The Universe belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Everyday #Events #Degrees

  • It isn't that a warrior learns shamanism as time goes by; rather, what he learns as time goes by is to save energy. This energy will enable him to handle some of the energy fields which are ordinarily inaccessible to him. Shamanism is a state of awareness, the ability to use energy fields that are not employed in perceiving the everyday-life world that we know.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Warrior #Everyday #Energy

  • Like an explorer returned from a distant planet or another dimension, Suki Kim has many extraordinary tales to tell, among them how different--and how awful--life is for those who live in North Korea. The devil is in the details here, for her gritty narrative focuses on everyday events to reveal how repression shapes daily life, even for the most privileged. Yet Kim also bears witness to that part of the human soul that no oppressor can ever claim.
    -- Carlos Eire

    #Korea #Soul #Everyday

  • How far I've come! I'm the same girl and yet not the same. I wonder if it's always like that? Folks keep growing from one person into another all their lives, and life is just a lot of everyday adventures. Well, whatever life is, I like it.
    -- Carol Ryrie Brink

    #Girl #Adventure #Everyday

  • Life is just a lot of everyday adventures.
    -- Carol Ryrie Brink

    #Adventure #Everyday #Life Is

  • I don't seem to get solemn about it, and some people might not understand. That's why I never talk about it. I think it's all here -- in the mountains and the desert. I don't think God is a softie, either. In the end, it's better if people are forced back into -- well -- into being right, before they're too far gone. I think your temple is your everyday living.
    -- Carole Lombard

    #Thinking #People #Everyday

  • My everyday beauty routine is always rushed and pretty simple.
    -- Cate Blanchett

    #Simple #Everyday #Routine

  • I'm intimidated every day I go on the stage and everyday I go on a movie set. It's terrifying and I always want to reshoot the first day or the first week, I'm so terrified
    -- Catherine Zeta-Jones

    #Everyday #Want #Firsts

  • There is something dreamlike about the points that provide a view of the other side, but they belong not so much to the dreamtime as to dream work. The nomads enter the dreamtime not by setting off on some extraordinary, dangerous voyage, but through their everyday, ambulatory movement.
    -- Cesar Aira

    #Dream #Views #Everyday

  • When someone's acting for a scene, they can fool the camera. But in everyday life, unless you're watching and censoring yourself every minute, or spending all your time in the company of ladies, what you feel is bound to show in your eyes.
    -- Cesar Romero

    #Eye #Everyday #Acting

  • There are so many heroes just walking around in everyday life. It blows me away.
    -- Charisma Carpenter

    #Hero #Blow #Everyday

  • Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Drinking #Emotional #Everyday