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Taking Granted Quotes


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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

"Taking action births motivation." - Greg Smith

"The first thing is love: love deeply. If you have been with a person for a few years, in deep love, and you have experienced all the joys and all the miseries, and still you decide to be with the person, then marriage is okay. Because marriage is only a legal arrangement, it cannot make anything more beautiful than it is. It can only make it ugly, it cannot beautify it. Once it is settled legally, once you start taking each other for granted, things will start going down rather than rising high." - Rajneesh

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Faith is taking God seriously." - Derek Prince

"Politics is mostly pill-taking." - Thomas Reed

"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

"People are taking it for granted that [the Negro] ought not to work with his head. And it is so easy for these people among whom we are living to believe this; it flatters and satisfies their self-complacency." - Paul Laurence Dunbar

"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

"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

"Both Mum and Dad were converts to Catholicism, and normally if you convert to Catholicism you have thought about it more than someone who just grew up with it, taking it for granted" - Tony Abbott

"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

"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

"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

"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 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

"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

"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

"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

"Working away from my husband for long periods is good and bad. It stops us taking each other for granted and gives us space, but I miss him terribly." - Helen Mirren

"In my town, I had only one adult American male role model: my father. I grew up taking it for granted that missionaries were what American boys grew up to be." - Huston Smith

"It's very easy for a church just to slide along from week to week, taking it for granted that we do our services like this and that, and we celebrate the sacraments like this and that." - N T Wright

"Both Mum and Dad were converts to Catholicism, and normally if you convert to Catholicism you have thought about it more than someone who just grew up with it, taking it for granted." - Tony Abbott

"'Sweet Dreams' is such a dark-sounding song, but it's about not taking anything for granted; share yourself with others after you have first spent some time with yourself." - Angel Olsen

"The mightiest love was granted him Love that does not expect to be loved." - Jorge Luis Borges

"To be wise and eke to love, Is granted scarce to gods above." - Edmund Spenser

"Take each other for better or worse, but not for granted." - Arlene Dahl

"If you are a kid in Beverly Hills, (I am not putting down people who live in Beverly Hills) if that kid knows private school and a credit card... you can't say the kid is taking life for granted. He is taking the life that was given to him." - Henry Rollins

"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

"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

"You can't lead without taking risk." - Andy Stanley

"Faith is taking God at His Word." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Oh sorry, I was taking life seriously." - Bill Hicks

"Necessity is the mother of taking chances." - Mark Twain

"I really enjoy taking an outdoor shower." - David Duchovny

"I don't feel like taking anybody's money." - Shelby Lynne

"I still have nightmares about taking tests." - Caitlyn Jenner

"I love taking pictures of food." - Miranda Kerr

"I'm not against taking shots, but I am against taking bad shots." - Henry Iba

"Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking." - Jim Mcmahon

"I realize now that taking drugs was like taking an aspirin without having a headache." - Paul Mccartney

"Pardon is granted to necessity." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Take no moment for granted." - Christina Applegate

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

"People take reality for granted." - Teller

"Never take anything for granted." - Benjamin Disraeli

"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

"[With R-rated movie] you're not dealing with the restrictions imposed by the FCC. They're self-imposed. In a way, that does make it harder. You actually have to think about it, as opposed to just taking for granted that you're not going to be able to do this." - Seth Macfarlane

"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

"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

"Look around at the azaleas making fuchsia star bursts in spring; look at a full moon hanging silver in a black sky on a cold night. And realize that life is glorious, and that you have no business taking it for granted." - Anna Quindlen

"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

"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

"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

"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 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 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

"For me, the main thing is spontaneity & taking chances." - Dave Kikoski

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

"I am not taking legal action against any team-mate." - Saido Berahino

"Fairness is not even an issue [on penalty taking]" - Christian Karembeu

"Picture-taking is an ensemble art-like theater." - Ansel Elgort

"He's got a ring, so I'm taking home the trophy." - Shaquille O'Neal

"Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life." - Coretta Scott King

"I'm telling you, the Oriental people, they're slowly taking over." - Rob Ford

"When you start taking consistent action, you will see results." - Marie Forleo

"Freedom is taking control of the rudder of your life." - Yukito Kishiro

"There is nothing more rewarding than taking care of yourself!" - Denise Austin

"Art is obsolete now. New technologies are taking over." - Jeff Koons

"Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts." - Roger Staubach

"Get rich by taking something common and making it uncommon." - John D Rockefeller

"Truth stands for Taking Real Understanding To Heart." - Gary Busey

"Taking responsibility gives me a sense of control." - Yanni

"You simply *must* stop taking advice from other people." - Alvin Toffler

"Service is taking action to create value for someone else." - Ron Kaufman

"Taking a lady's hand gives her confidence in her physician." - William Osler

"Taking the life of another is always a moral crime." - Angelo Scola

"I love being with someone, taking care of someone." - Marian Seldes

"What I love doing is taking my dog for runs." - Seann William Scott

"I get fit taking my bike out in the woods." - Juan Pablo Montoya

"Having an experience is taking part in the world. Taking part in the world is really about sharing responsibility." - Olafur Eliasson

"I think what I learned is that wealth comes not just from taking risk but from constantly taking risks." - Andy Kessler

"Take nothing for granted. Make an emotional discovery as often as you can find one in every scene. Ask yourself: What is new?" - Michael Shurtleff

"You cant take good health for granted." - Jack Osbourne

"Blessings taken for granted are often forgotten." - Elisabeth Elliot

"I don't take anything for granted." - Steve Yzerman

"I don't ever take anything for granted." - Kate Mara

"I don't take anything for granted." - Lena Headey

"I don't take anything for granted." - Bubba Watson

"You can't take life for granted." - Jennifer Lopez

"Unity cannot be taken for granted." - Jomo Kenyatta

"You can't take good health for granted." - Jack Osbourne

"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

"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

"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

"And realize that life is the best thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money...and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a Big Brother or Sister...You want to do well, but if you do not do good too, then doing well will never be enough." - Arthur Balfour

"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

"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

"Just as we take for granted the need to acquire proficiency in the basic academic subjects, I am hopeful that a time will come when we can take it for granted that children will learn, as part of the curriculum, the indispensability of inner values: love, compassion, justice, and forgiveness." - Dalai Lama

"A birthday wish granted 23 years late is still a birthday wish granted." - R. K. Milholland

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

"A birthday wish granted 23 years late is still a birthday wish granted." - Randy K. Milholland

"Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backwards after taking a step forwards is not a disaster. It's a cha-cha." - Robert Breault

"What is worse? Taking the life of a person who wants to live or taking death from a person who wants to die." - Jo Nesbo

"Ive been taking martial arts for a long time. I started with tae kwon do, and then I started taking karate and mixed martial arts." - Daniella Alonso

"The average age of our members is about 79. They expected them (leaders) to be taking care of everything, and in reality, they were taking care of nothing." - R. Gerald Turner

"I'm afraid of taking steps that are not on the map, but by taking those steps despite my fears, I have a much more interesting life." - Paulo Coelho

"Taking life seriously requires taking death seriously." - Studs Terkel

"I do not support individual countries taking military action against another country because of its human rights record, or subsequently justifying taking such action on human rights grounds." - Mary Robinson

"I think each negotiation should be based on what's the best decision - taking everything into account, not taking one thing into account." - Tony La Russa

"A sensible woman should be guided by her head when taking a husband, and by her heart when taking a lover." - Ninon de L'Enclos

"Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart." - Beverley Mitchell

"Freedom is like taking a bath: You got to keep doing it every day." - Florynce Kennedy

"I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short" - Charles Kennedy

"Big up to Flex. Stop taking so much cizock in his mizouth." - Nas

"Placing blame on others is easy. Taking responsibility for yourself is empowering." - Tony DiCicco

"The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers." - Brian Tracy



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