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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

"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

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

"Life is a gift. Never take it for granted." - Sasha Azevedo

"I live life and I don't take it for granted." - Tracy Morgan

"Life is beautiful. Look around. Don't take anything for granted." - Martha Williamson

"Never give up and take nothing for granted in life." - Dwyane Wade

"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

"I don't like being taken for granted anywhere in life. I don't want my vote taken for granted." - Rob Lowe

"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

"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

"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

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

"Nature has granted the use of life like a loan, without fixing any day for repayment." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"I don't take any relationships for granted and I won't ever again. I just enjoy life." - Tracy Morgan

"I always took it for granted that there would be life after Hollywood." - Esther Williams

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life." - William Blake

"Life is a thin narrowness of taken-for-granted, a plank over a canyon in a fog." - Rose Wilder Lane

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

"The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted.... As you begin to be grateful for what most people take for granted, the vibration of gratitude makes you more receptive to good in your life." - Michael Beckwith

"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

"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

"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

"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 take love's continuity for granted, just as they take their body's continuity for granted. They don't realize that the best thing about love is its regular presence. Once you can establish that, it's an added foundation to your life." - David Levithan

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

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

"I would not take for granted that my personal life - because I knew better than anybody - that it was just a life. It was surprisingly an ordinary life." - Jane Pauley

"If you are not taking responsibility for your state of consciousness, you are not taking responsibility for life." - Eckhart Tolle

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Sometimes it just feels so amazing to finally stand up for yourself. I highly recommend it. Life is too short to be taken for granted." - Demi Lovato

"I left acting for 15 years, and I think it's really nice to have another life. I took too much for granted when I was younger." - Jane Fonda

"The richest treasure God has for you are the people in your life. Give thanks and don't take them for granted." - Kevin Deyoung

"I learned at an early age that every breath that we take is borrowed. We need to be thankful for our life and never take it for granted." - DeLisha Milton-Jones

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

"Coaching staff: I know there's days you look at that film and you want to kill me. I'm not playing defense, taking bad shots, getting too many techs. But you always believe that I can be the guy. Through the tough times, you guys never left my side... That's something that I really appreciate and I never want to take you guys for granted. I thank you so much for being part of my life. And not just on the basketball court, but giving me talks about growing as a man first, and a basketball player next." - Kevin Durant

"Q. What is your view of the daily discipline of the Christian life - the need for taking time to be alone with God? Lewis: "We have our New Testament regimental orders upon the subject. I would take it for granted that everyone who becomes a Christian would undertake this practice. It is enjoined upon us by Our Lord; and since they are his commands, I believe in following them. It is always just possible that Jesus Christ meant what he said when He told us to seek the secret place and to close the door." - C S Lewis

"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 always remind my kids that hard work pays off. They see that I take nothing for granted in life. It helps them stay grounded." - Dwyane Wade

"There's a lot that is good in your life-do' take it for granted. Do' get so focused on the struggles that you miss the gift of today" - Joel Osteen

"We forget that our bodies are the most valuable, precious thing we have and take that miracle of life for granted." - Agapi Stassinopoulos

"I try not to take for granted how lucky we are to have life and breath and opportunity. Once we've got that, we can conquer anything." - Debbi Fields

"I have been so damn lucky to be able to do what I love my entire life. I never take that for granted." - Michael Skolnik

"Simplicity belonged by right to those who were native-born, those who could take the conditions of life, however bizarre, for granted." - Graham Greene

"There's a lot that is good in your life-don't take it for granted. Don't get so focused on the struggles that you miss the gift of today" - Joel Osteen

"I have learned yet again (this has been going on all my life) what folly it is to take any thing for granted without examining it skeptically." - Jane Jacobs

"Let us not take for granted that life exists more fully in what is commonly thought big than in what is commonly thought small." - Virginia Woolf

"In life, try your best to do the right thing. Have fun while you're alive. Take advantage of every asset you have. Don't take anything for granted." - Justin Chon

"Although we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery." - Deepak Chopra

"The sun is the most important thing in everybody's life, whether you're a plant, an animal or a fish, and we take it for granted." - Danny Boyle

"You get into your late fifties, people start falling like flies all around you. I don't take life for granted any more. I'm really glad to be here." - Tom Petty

"I think we take it for granted that if you are with your husband after 30 years, then he is the love of your life." - Sue Townsend

"Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life." - Joyce Brothers

"Being born and raised as a Californian, I somewhat ignorantly had taken for granted the diversity and liberal mindset that shaped my childhood and adult life." - Carre Otis

"This is life. It is everywhere, and it is here for the taking. I am alive and I know this, now, in a more profound way than when I am doing anything else. These sights are ephemeral, fleeting treasures that have been offered to me and to me alone. No other person in the history of the world, anywhere in all of time and space, has been granted this gift to be here in my place. And I am privileged, through the camera, to take this moment away with me. That is why I photograph." - Bill Jay

"Taking responsibility for your own life is not a Left wing idea" - Dennis Prager

"The way forward does not lie in amateur and comically timeless linguistic sociology which takes 'forms of life ' for granted (and this is what philosophy has been recently), but in the systematic study of forms of life which does not take them for granted at all. It hardly matters whether such an inquiry is called philosophy or sociology." - Ernest Gellner

"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

"It's important not to take anything for granted." - Sachin Tendulkar

"Take nothing for granted as beautiful or ugly." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"The time for your labor has been granted." - Jorge Luis Borges

"I dont take my fans love and dedication for granted." - Wynonna Judd

"The great ones never take fundamentals for granted." - Twyla Tharp

"Freedom under the law must never be taken for granted." - Margaret Thatcher

"Good kids are like sunsets. We take them for granted." - Erma Bombeck

"'Reality' is a notion that journalists take for granted." - Andrew O'Hagan

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

"Look at everything upside down.Take absolutely nothing for granted." - Dick Francis

"I think women are often taken for granted." - Sheila Johnson

"Been taken for granted? Imagine how God feels." - Anonymous

"We take for granted how our mind puts everything together." - Robert Lanza

"'Reality' is a notion that journalists take for granted." - Andrew Ohagan

"I don't take a scene or word for granted." - Walton Goggins

"I don't take my fans' love and dedication for granted." - Wynonna Judd

"I took it all for granted, I'm sorry to say." - Dorothy Mcguire

"I tried never to take anything for granted." - Cilla Black

"I don't take any day for granted anymore." - Shania Twain

"There is so much that people take for granted." - Vivienne Westwood

"Certainly, in Italy, nobody takes light for granted." - Barbara Steele

"I took my sight and mobility for granted." - Sue Townsend

"I'm very blessed and I don't take anything for granted." - Julianne Hough

"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

"Beginning to create again was something that I took for granted but I never will take it for granted again." - Lou Gramm

"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

"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

"When you hear the word 'disabled,' people immediately think about people who can't walk or talk or do everything that people take for granted. Now, I take nothing for granted. But I find the real disability is people who can't find joy in life and are bitter." - Teri Garr

"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 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

"It's all good when we making love, all I ask is don't take our love for granted, it's granted." - Lil Wayne

"Life is precious. We should not take anything for granted. Living every moment as if it was our first and last is a genuine life of gratitude, acceptance and wisdom." - Akiane Kramarik

"No relationships should be taken for granted. They are what life is all about, the whole point. How we cultivate our relationships is often the greatest determinant of the type of life we get to live." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"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

"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



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