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Funny Ordinary Quotes
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Jesus was all right,
but his disciples were thick and ordinary.
It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
- John Lennon

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

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

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


 

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve


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The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

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

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 believed in myself.
I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
- Imran Khan

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary,
great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

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.
- Socrates

There are no extraordinary men...
just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
- William Halsey

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

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird:
it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to
fly while remaining an egg.
We are like eggs at present.
And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary,
decent egg.
We must be hatched or go bad.
- C. S. Lewis

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

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.
- Andre Breton

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions;
and the plant is,
to a landscape artist, not only a plant -
rare,
unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance -
but it is also a color,
a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
- Roberto Burle Marx

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.
- Osho

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear.
That there is no alternative way, so far discovered,
of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can
hold a candle to the productive activities that are
unleashed by a free enterprise system.
- Milton Friedman

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

To deprive a man of his natural liberty
and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life
is worse then starving the body;
it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Ordinary men live among marvels and feel no wonder,
grow familiar with objects and learn nothing new about them.
- George Henry Lewes

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

We're all pretty ordinary on paper.
- Michael Bergin

An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn't know,
but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.
- Patti Smith

The truth is that I'm constitutionally incapable of doing an ordinary job.
- Dylan Moran

Because I'm just an ordinary person that did some extraordinary things.
- Donna Summer

I don't work at being ordinary.
- Paul McCartney

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds
strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

Then all the foreigners started coming over.
I don't mind that but a lot of teams are laying out
fortunes for ordinary players and that's no good for
our youngsters coming through.
- Paul Gascoigne

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

I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary
opportunities and experiences.
Today is one of those experiences.
- Sonia Sotomayor

There's this unspoken club where you say to each other:
Oh God,
if they only knew how ordinary I was,
they wouldn't be interested.
That includes movie stars and politicians.
- Margot Kidder

The government I led gave ordinary people peace,
security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
- Benazir Bhutto

Perhaps people like us cannot love.
Ordinary people can - that is their secret.
- Hermann Hesse

In ordinary detective novels you never see the consequences
of what happens in a story in the next book.
That you do in mine.
- Steig Larsson

They say the death of a parent puts you in time because
that means there's now no generation standing between you and ordinary death:
you're next.
I don't buy it.
- Bruce Jackson

Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to
the ordinary rules of morality.
- William Hazlitt

Basically, I'm a really bad interviewer.
I love meeting celebrities, but then I get a bit bored.
Once you meet them you thing, 'really,
what an ordinary person'.
- Graham Norton

At the very least, my tastes are out of the ordinary.
- Sherilyn Fenn

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

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
- Jim Rohn

An aged rabbi, crazed with liberalism,
once said to me, We Jews are just ordinary human beings.
Only a bit more so!
- Lionel Blue

This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people;
they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the
consequences of this resistance.
- Philip K. Dick

It seems to me that good novels celebrate the mystery in ordinary life,
and summing it all up in psychological terms strips the mystery away.
- Anne Tyler

I had repeatedly made written requests to the Fuehrer
that I might be allowed to join the Wehrmacht as an ordinary soldier.
He refused to give me this permission.
- Fritz Sauckel

Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men.
Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
- Denis Diderot

The Apple II was not designed like an ordinary product.
It used crazy tricks everywhere.
- Andy Hertzfeld

The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind -
not the fiend or the sadist.
- Erich Fromm

Speech was given to the ordinary sort or men,
whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men,
whereby to conceal it.
- Robert South

If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver.
If a writer is silent, he is lying.
- Jaroslav Seifert

I've discovered I've got this preoccupation with ordinary
people pursued by large forces.
- Steven Spielberg

The fact that we write about it doesn't mean we play
better than ordinary players at all.
- Al Alvarez

Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us;
ordinary men gain much.
- Walter Savage Landor

Our soul is not united to our body in the ordinary sense of these terms.
It is immediately and directly united to God alone.
- Nicolas Malebranche

I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
- Lou Holtz

Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays
a less important part in a consumer society,
where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion.
- Christopher Lasch

If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle,
be elevating or be gone.
- George Will

Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people,
and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
- Boris Pasternak

Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot,
but it can't access the hidden places.
- Jeanette Winterson

Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word,
if there is such a thing.
- J. L. Austin

That all men are equal is a proposition to which,
at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
- Aldous Huxley

There are no ordinary moments.
- Dan Millman

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


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