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"We will have to give up taking things for granted, even the apparently simple things." - John Desmond Bernal

"Of the many things we have done to democracy in the past, the worst has been the indignity of taking it for granted." - Max Lerner

"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted." - Aldous Huxley

"Taking experimental results and observations for granted and putting the burden of proof on the theory means taking the observational ideology for granted without having ever examined it." - Paul Feyerabend

"Taking experimental results and observations for granted and putting the burden of proof on the theory means taking the observational ideology for granted without having ever examined it." - Paul Karl Feyerabend

"Man has an almost infinite capacity for taking things and people for granted and thereby missing out on the pleasure of being grateful that things aren't worse and of praising and thereby lifting the spirits of others." - Aldous Huxley

"It's human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn't banging loudly on the door." - David Hackworth

"I am not taking anything for granted." - Tim Kaine

"Say a child raises this beautiful beet. It's going to give her a sense of ownership, and that changes everything. You stop taking things for granted; you become less wasteful." - David Chang

"Don't take things for granted." - Allen Evangelista

"My quarrel with the advocates of contraceptives lies in their taking for granted that ordinary mortals cannot exercise self-control." - Mahatma Gandhi

"After 'The Hobbit,' I have no idea if things will change. I suspect if I still want to act I will have to put in the hard yards, not rest on my laurels. A lot of it is right place, right time, but I enjoy the challenge, constantly refining my craft, not taking it too seriously but never taking it for granted." - Mark Hadlow

"I know I can do a lot of things quicker than what I used to do, where I would need more time to figure things out. What I find myself challenged by now is I have to be careful of taking things for granted because you want to surprise yourself." - Mahershala Ali

"I try and take everyone's ideals, common morals, flip them around, make people look at them differently, question them, so that you're not always taking things for granted." - Marilyn Manson

"Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio." - Melinda Gates

"I feel like sometimes people on television shows can start taking things for granted, or they don't want to be here or something like that." - Jason Ritter

"In taking life for granted, we fail to notice it." - Stephen Batchelor

"Faith is not a question of basking in the certainty that there is a God and that God is taking care of us. Many of us are never granted this kind of assurance. Certitude is not the real substance of faith. Faith is a way of seeing things." - Ronald Rolheiser

"I took a lot of things for granted - especially how I treated my body." - Bo Jackson

"You are always learning; there is a lot of grey; don't take things for granted." - Lisa Marie Presley

"In taking the everyday details of life for granted, we fail to appreciate the extraordinary fact that we are conscious at all." - Stephen Batchelor

"Look closely and you will find that people are happy because they are grateful. The opposite of gratefulness is just taking everything for granted." - David Steindl-Rast

"Children today will grow up taking for granted that an African-American or a woman can, yes, become the president of the United States." - Hillary Clinton

"Do we take things for granted, or do we just feel were granted to take things?" - Anthony Liccione

"De-bunking means simply taking the bunk out of things" - William E. Woodward

"Taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time." - Haruki Murakami

"The simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity." - Edward De Bono

"I try to encourage people to think for themselves, to question standard assumptions... Don't take assumptions for granted. Begin by taking a skeptical attitude toward anything that is conventional wisdom. Make it justify itself. It usually can't. Be willing to ask questions about what is taken for granted. Try to think things through for yourself." - Noam Chomsky

"A philosopher is a sort of intellectual yokel who gawks at things that sensible people take for granted." - Alan Watts

"Most of us readily take things for granted that at an earlier time remained to be discovered" - Robert A Dahl

"Most of us readily take things for granted that at an earlier time remained to be discovered." - Robert A Dahl

"Science is like society and trade, in resting at bottom upon a basis of faith. There are some things here, too, that we can not prove, otherwise there would be nothing we can prove. Science is busy with the hither-end of things, not the thither-end. It is a mistake to contrast religion and science in this respect, and to think of religion as taking everything for granted, and science as doing only clean work, and having all the loose ends gathered up and tucked in. We never reach the roots of things in science more than in religion." - Charles Henry Parkhurst

"When the eye wakes up to see again, it suddenly stops taking anything for granted." - Frederick Franck

"I appreciate everything that I have, versus taking it for granted." - Avril Lavigne

"There is no fool like a careless gambler who starts taking victory for granted." - Hunter S Thompson

"Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking them." - Marya Mannes

"Every attempt to solve the laws of causation, time, and space would be futile, because the very attempt would have to be made by taking for granted the existence of these three." - Swami Vivekananda

"If I find myself half-carelessly taking lapses for granted, "Oh, that's what they always do." "Oh, of course she talks like that, he acts like that," then I know nothing of Calvary love." - Amy Carmichael

"Every rep that you take off, somebody else gets another look. That's just how I am. It's not a matter of being paranoid, it's a matter of being confident and not taking anything for granted." - Derrick Brooks

"Nothing is more senseless than to base so many expectations on the state, that is, to assume the existence of collective wisdom and foresight after taking for granted the existence of individual imbecility and improvidence." - Frederic Bastiat

"I came from a house full of books, so I took reading for granted. I was an outdoorsy little kid, too, so I got the best of both worlds by taking books up trees and reading there." - Tana French

"Rose and Dimitri moved almost as one entity, like a matched pair of wolfes or lions, both wary and deadly as they studied their surroundings, taking no detail or person for granted." - Richelle Mead

"All those months of taking it for granted that Peeta thought I was wonderful are over. Finally, he can see me for who I really am. Violent. Distrustful. Manipulative. Deadly. And I hate him for it." - Suzanne Collins

"I am still not taking my "career" in music for granted. It is constantly surprising that it works. Generally my thinking about the future has this assumption of an impending apocalypse." - Phil Elvrum

"I don't believe in God, but I have this idea that if there were a God, or destiny of some kind looking down on us, that if he saw you taking anything for granted he'd take it away." - Hugh Laurie

"I like poems that immediately claim my attention, instead of taking my attention for granted. At first read, I want to feel compelled to pick up the poem again; I want to be curious about its byways and secret corners." - James Arthur

"There's so much to appreciate about my life every single day, and I make a big point of taking time to smell the roses and noticing how lucky I am. I never want to take that for granted." - Josie Maran

"All things pass...Perhaps the passage of time is a kind of healing, or a kind of salvation granted equally to all people." - Mizuki Nomura

"When we are fully mindful of the transience of things - an impending return home from an overseas adventure, a graduation, our child boarding the school bus for the first day of kindergarten, a close colleague changing jobs, a move to a new city - we are more likely to appreciate [be grateful for] and savor the remaining time that we do have. Although bittersweet experiences also make us sad, it is this sadness that prompts us, instead of taking it for granted, to come to appreciate the positive aspects of our vacation, colleague, or hometown; it's 'now or never.'" - Sonja Lyubomirsky

"A related recurring theme is the exploration of how we take for granted the things in our immediate environment that are common and ordinary. Existential blindness, of sorts." - Vera Nazarian

"In fact, we will have to give up taking things for granted, even the apparently simple things. We have to learn to understand nature and not merely to observe it and endure what it imposes on us. Stupidity, from being an amiable individual defect, has become a social crime." - John Desmond Bernal

"Maturity: among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates." - Dag Hammarskjold

"We, on the other hand, must take for granted that the things that exist by nature are, either all or some of them, in motion." - Aristotle

"Every three seconds in the developing world, a child dies needlessly due to lack of basic health care and other things we all take for granted." - Claire Danes

"Maturity - among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates." - Dag Hammarskjold

"I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship." - Pietro Aretino

"A Negro woman has the same kind of problems as other women, but she can't take the same things for granted." - Dorothy Height

"We cannot forget the little things we take for granted in America that remain the disdain of dictators and terrorists throughout the world." - Trent Lott

"What is being black? It's making the most of your life, not taking a single moment for granted. Taking something that's seen as a struggle and making it work for you, or you'll die inside. Not to say that my struggle is like the collective struggle of black America. But maybe my struggle is similar to one black dude's." - John Mayer

"To be moral involves taking a position towards that matrix, thinking critically about what is taken for granted." - Maxine Greene

"If a guy is taking his girl for granted, he really deserves a slap, with a baseball bat." - Louis Tomlinson

"I grew up taking it for granted that missionaries were what American boys grew up to be." - Huston Smith

"The art of winning in business is in working hard - not taking things too seriously." - Elbert Hubbard

"I think that taking ballet is one of the best things a girl can do. Period." - Karlie Kloss

"Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life." - Steve Jobs

"I love taking things out of context and playing with them and chopping up rules." - Helen Oyeyemi

"Life is a thin narrowness of taken-for-granted, a plank over a canyon in a fog. There is something under our feet, the taken-for-granted. A table is a table, food is food, we are we-because we don't question these things. And science is the enemy because it is the questioner. Faith saves our souls alive by giving us a universe of the taken-for-granted." - Rose Wilder Lane

"There's nothing wrong with things taking time." - James Dyson

"Everything is foreseen, yet freedom of choice is granted." - Rabbi Akiva

"People take the feeling of full for granted." - Marya Hornbacher

"In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by Power. In America ... charters of power [are] granted by liberty." - James Madison

"People can buy the kind of things they consider as normal and take for granted because of globalization and trade and use of supply chains and the reduction of the cost base of the manufacturing of some products." - Christine Lagarde

"Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do somehing else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn't. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted." - Mitch Albom

"People are fed up with Labour for taking them for granted for far too long, they are fed up of too much spin, and the people of Dunfermline and West Fife have spoken for the rest of the country with their views on the Labour government." - Willie Rennie

"Taking friendships for granted is one of the surest ways of ending them. Unless nourished, they tend to wither and die. Unless we earnestly desire its continuance we should never start a friendship any more than we would a love affair." - Alice Hegan Rice

"If we tried to rely entirely on reason, and pressed it hard, our lives and beliefs would collapse - a form of madness that may actually occur if the inertial force of taking the world and life for granted is somehow lost. If we lose our grip on that, reason will not give it back to us." - Thomas Nagel

"I want to be remembered as kind and generous of spirit and someone who loved to laugh and that I never took my blessings or other people for granted. That the stories I chose to tell benefited the world in some way instead of taking away from it. When I am remembered, I want that person to have a smile on their face." - Melanie Nicholls-King

"God gives us the ugliness so we don't take the beautiful things in life for granted." - Colleen Hoover

"I suppose one gets to know men quickest by the things they take for granted." - Mary Stewart

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." - Cynthia Ozick

"The way to get killed around machinery was to take things for granted." - Richard Mckenna

"When you have things taken away, you promise you'll never take anything for granted ever again." - Chuck Pagano

"Good science is done by being curious in general, by asking questions all around, by acknowledging the likelihood of being wrong and taking this in good humor for granted, by having a deep fondness for nature, and by being made jumpy and nervous by ignorance." - Lewis Thomas

"It's a real misconception that water is a problem in Africa only. It's also an issue in Nepal, in Honduras, and in the United States of America. If we don't start paying attention now and curb our use and stop taking it for granted, we're going to be in a bad place, like everyone else." - Kenna

"The danger is that you can wind up doing tourist pictures. I want to see it fresh and see the little bits of everyday life that a native might take for granted, but that are special to the place, while at the same time, not taking a picture that would be a tourist cliche." - Stephen Shore

"It certainly seems too simple to say what I am going to say, yet it is almost as if you would be better off turning the entire rational approach upside down, taking it for granted that all of its assumptions were false, for they are indeed more false than true." - Seth

"As readers, we have gone from learning a precious craft whose secret was held by a jealous few, to taking for granted a skin that has become subordinate to principles of mindless financial profit or mechanical efficiency, a skill for which governments care almost nothing." - Alberto Manguel

"I will say this: the first film that I was on was 'In the Heat of the Night', that Norman Jewison directed with Sidney Poitier. I'm on the set, and I'm totally taking it for granted. Everyone is working for everyone else and pulling for the very best, and it makes everyone better because you feel that effort and concern and appreciation." - Scott Wilson

"I do support artists standing by their beliefs and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics." - Lauryn Hill

"Legal documents have mistrust written all over them. It's unfortunate, but the human DNA is so tuned to kind of taking you for granted that we tend to protect ourselves legally. That's why I don't read them as, if I read them, I will go soft. To me, the human relationship is far more important than the professional bond I share with anyone." - Karan Johar

"If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen." - Marissa Mayer

"Taking things from one source is plagiarism; taking things from several sources is research." - John McPhee

"Green is a label for a certain attitude to life, a certain kind of respect that one might have for the very source of things that we take for granted." - Annie Lennox

"One of the most important things is to remind yourself of where you are from and be thankful. I don't for a second take anything for granted. That's a good way to start your day." - Colin Morgan

"That's an interesting question. I would say that in general Americans know very little about the law. It's one of those things that most of us take for granted." - Christopher Darden

"Historical fiction of course is particularly research-heavy. The details of everyday life are there to trip you up. Things that we take for granted, indeed, hardly think about, can lead to tremendous mistakes." - Sara Sheridan

"In life, so many things are taken for granted, but one thing I can honestly say is that I took every day, enjoyed the game of putting on that uniform and playing the great game of baseball." - Wade Boggs

"In the past we used to think of poverty in absolute terms - meaning straightforward material deprivation... We need to think of poverty in relative terms - the fact that some people lack those things which others in society take for granted." - David Cameron

"Granted, the writers, directors, producers, and that community make a great deal of money. But they might be choosing to do a whole lot of other things for the living they make." - Norman Lear

"Gratefulness makes us aware of the gift and makes us happy. As long as we take things for granted they don't make us happy. Gratefulness is the key to happiness. Practicing gratitude is so central to my spirituality." - David Steindl-Rast

"When one has children one has no privacy. They take it for granted that what is yours is theirs, personal things and the secrets of your heart, as well as possessions." - Ruth Rendell

"I never took the game for granted as far as not having to work on what I needed to do to accomplish all of the things that I wanted to accomplish." - Allen Iverson

"I'm happy with the amount of success I've achieved. I feel like I'm getting better every day and I'm always learning. I don't take anything for granted and I've gained a deeper perspective on things." - Bill Kirchen

"The way I approached a question, my habit of mind, the way I looked at things, what I took for granted - all this was myself and it did not seem to me that I could alter it." - Simone De Beauvoir

"Granted, prostate exams aren't the most enjoyable things in the world, but they only last about 10 seconds. It's well worth it. Just think of the possible consequences if you don't get it done." - Len Dawson

"It's now taken for granted that women are in bands and you can say feminist things in your songs. But back in the early '90s, there was a lot of violence at Bikini Kill shows that people don't realize happened." - Kathleen Hanna

"When you're a child, you take things for granted. For instance, my mum didn't have a lot of money, but I went to piano, ballet and gymnastics lessons, and tae kwon do." - Holliday Grainger

"One of the interesting things is, the most gifted people, the biggest people, have no problem taking small roles." - Woody Allen

"The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don't have to explain things with words." - Elliott Erwitt

"Just pushing a button is taking a photo. Thinking, lighting, and lots of other things~that's making a photo." - David Doubilet

"A woman does not spend all her time in buying things; she spends part of it in taking them back." - E W Howe

"Call me a schoolmarm, but few things make me angrier than people not taking good care of library materials." - Tim Gunn

"So long and take it easy, because if you start taking things seriously, it is the end of you." - Jack Kerouac

"I saw a lot of people taking the wrong routes, coming up as a kid, just doing the wrong things." - Akeem Ayers

"I really like doing portraits, but I like taking pictures of things that are natural, like scenery, too." - Georgia May Jagger

"The way I see it, the impossible happens all the time; but we're so good at taking it for granted, we forget it was once impossible." - Neal Shusterman

"That's what a community is: taking for granted certain assumptions, not having to start from zero every time. This is no longer true." - Susan Sontag

"I feel strongly about showing up and being prepared and not taking the opportunity for granted and being conscientious about my fellow co-workers." - Paul Schneider

"I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like." - Coco Chanel

"Life as an astronaut in space is a very interesting one. There are things we all take for granted here on earth, like gravity, that can make things a bit challenging. One of the fun things about getting here is the zero gravity and floating around. But it also makes things very difficult." - Kevin A Ford

"The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Through this I know the advantage of taking no action." - Laozi

"When you revolutionize education, you're taking the very mechanism of how people be smarter and do new things, and you're priming the pump for so many incredible things." - Bill Gates

"There are things in life that I enjoyed before music, so I'm just taking advantage of those things now that I can." - Trinidad James

"The tension of opposites: Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn't. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted. A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. And most of us live somewhere in the middle." - Morrie Schwartz

"As followers of Christ, we are to be careful not to remain victims of the many cultural presuppositions of who he is, and what he teaches, insofar as taking for granted our own caricatures of him. Let it boil in both mind and heart the question, 'If Jesus were to appear today, how many of us would actually recognize him and his teachings (or would it simply be a recount of his first visit)?" - Criss Jami

"Once we have taken the backward step to an abstract view of our whole system of beliefs, evidence, and justification, and seen that it works only, despite its pretensions, by taking the world largely for granted, we are not in a position to contrast all these appearances with an alternative reality. We cannot shed our ordinary responses, and if we could it would leave us with no means of conceiving a reality of any kind." - Thomas Nagel

"If diversity is a source of wonder, its opposite - the ubiquitous condensation to some blandly amorphous and singulary generic modern culture that takes for granted an impoverished environment - is a source of dismay. There is, indeed, a fire burning over the earth, taking with it plants and animals, cultures, languages, ancient skills and visionary wisdom. Quelling this flame, and re-inventing the poetry of diversity is perhaps the most importent challenge of our times." - Wade Davis

"I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and to the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed Constitution, but would even be dangerous. They would contain various exceptions to powers not granted; and on this very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted. For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do?" - Alexander Hamilton

"The more often we see the things around us - even the beautiful and wonderful things - the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds - even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"My memories are of my dad taking me to football on Saturday mornings, and my mum taking me swimming. Those are the things I remember from my childhood, not sitting around the table debating capitalism and the profit squeeze." - David Miliband

"You've always got to work to your highest ability level. When times are great and restaurants are jamming, that's when some restaurants get sloppy and take things for granted. Never take things for granted." - Michael Symon

"I've been given a gift [musical talent] - don't misuse it. I spent a lot of time just wasting that talent, not treasuring it, not valuing it, not respecting it, just taking it for granted. That was a hard lesson to learn. It doesn't come for free. Don't do that. Treasure it, respect it, treat it as a responsibility that you've been given, and enjoy the hell out of it." - David Crosby

"Taking things lightly must lead to big difficulties." - Laozi

"Blasphemy has always seemed to require taking things very seriously." - Donna J. Haraway

"Blasphemy has always seemed to require taking things very seriously." - Donna Haraway

"Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them" - Aldo Leopold

"I never take things for granted. I always look to help out me teammates, to win and be better." - Albert Pujols

"When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The Gospel is not merely a communication of things that can be known - it is one that makes things happen and is life-changing. The dark door of time, of the future, has been thrown open. The one who has hope lives differently; the one who hopes has been granted the gift of a new life." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Our entire society is based on discontent. People wanting more and more and more. Being constantly dissatisfied with their homes, their bodies, their decor, their clothes, everything - taking it for granted that that's the whole point of life. Never to be satisfied. If you are perfectly happy with what you got, especially if what you got isn't even all the spectacular then you're dangerous. You're breaking all the rules. You're undermining the sacred economy. You're challenging every assumption that society is built on." - Tana French

"Our entire society is based on discontent. People wanting more and more and more. Being constantly dissatisfied with their homes, their bodies, their decor, their clothes, everything - taking it for granted that that's the whole point of life. Never to be satisfied. If you are perfectly happy with what you got, especially if what you got is' even all the spectacular then you're dangerous. You're breaking all the rules. You're undermining the sacred economy. You're challenging every assumption that society is built on." - Tana French

"I think always staying focused and not taking things too seriously, but taking the important things seriously." - Chris Colfer

"Even though I don't have any kids of my own, I love this idea of family and taking care of things." - Wayne Coyne

"Induction is the process of taking things within our experience to be representative of the world outside our experience. It is a process of projection or extrapolation." - Simon Blackburn

"Life for the unwell is discontinuous and unpredictable. Things just come out of nowhere. People try but mostly do a lousy job of taking care of you." - Mark Vonnegut

"My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then." - Lord Byron

"We look at the African-American community, for a long time those of us who be considered strong - black men - for whatever reason, haven't done a good job of taking care of the weak. And we were doing things that render taking care of our youth and taking care of our women and our families impossible, when our lives are taken." - Ryan Coogler

"I'd feel more of the pressures of daily life, obsessed about finding a job or love. Maybe I've taken these things for granted. I go through a lot of other things in the music industry, but "daily life" is a whole different war to fight." - Nomi Ruiz

"One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity." - Edward De Bono

"Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television." - Aldo Leopold



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