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Taking Things For Granted Quotes


"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

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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 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

"Take no moment for granted." - Christina Applegate

"People take reality for granted." - Teller

"Never take anything for granted." - Benjamin Disraeli

"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

"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

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

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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"We are too involved in materialistic things, and they don't satisfy us. The loving relationships we have, the universe around us, we take these things for granted." - Mitch Albom

"It's not a bad idea to occasionally spend a little time thinking about things you take for granted. Plain everyday things." - Evan Davis

"Most things don't stay the way they are for very long. I take nothing for granted and try to be ready for the change that's soon to come." - Richard Ford

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Before, it came easy for me. I don't have two speeds anymore. I need to focus on the small things that I once took for granted." - Michael Phelps

"So when I feel the spirit upon me it's something I don't take it for granted, and I don't think I'm solely responsible for these things." - John Frusciante

"Men are often miserable in relationships because they feel their partner takes them for granted, or shows him no appreciation for the things he gets right." - Matthew Hussey

"Folks, if you give people things for free, don't blame them for taking them." - Rob Woodall

"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

"Volunteering is so pervasive it's invisible. We take for granted all the things that have been pioneered by concerned, active volunteers." - Susan J. Ellis

"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 guess the main thing is, you unconsciously take things for granted, and you think the audience is with you, because you're with yourself." - Robert Downey Jr

"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

"I suppose the things that you always take for granted, that you don't even notice, are what you miss the most." - Sarra Manning

"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

"Today, we're very dependent on cheap energy. We just take it for granted - all the things you have in the house, the way industry works." - Bill Gates

"I love this country because I didn't always have it. Freedom, food, water that is clean, Constitution - these are not things I take for granted." - Sayed Badreya

"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

"In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted." - Bertrand Russell

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

"Today, we're very dependent on cheap energy. We just take it for granted - all the things you have in the house, the way industry works." - Jeff Goodell

"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

"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

"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

"Getting things accomplished isn't nearly as important as taking time for love." - Janette Oke

"I was always hard on myself for taking things too personally." - Melanie Martinez

"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

"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

"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'm sorry if I took some things for granted, I'm sorry for the chains I put on you. But more than anything, I'm sorry for myself for living without you." - Brenda Lee

"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

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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

"There are so many things I would like to say. However, the most important thing that I do is allow myself to unplug, spend time with the people I love most, and not take the little things for granted." - Chelsea Krost

"It's hard because people always say, 'Follow your dreams,' but it's not a perfect world, and things don't always work out. But you've just got to work hard, and you can't take things for granted." - Stephen Colletti

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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Every day that we allow ourselves to take things for granted, every day that we allow some little physical infirmity or worldly worry to come between us and our obstinate, indignant, defiant exultation, we are weakening our genius for life." - John Cowper Powys

"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



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