quote by Chris Abani

What I've come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion.

— Chris Abani

Most Powerful Grand Gesture quotations

Outcomes rarely turn on grand gestures or the art of the deal, but on whether you've sent someone a thank-you note.

Grand gesture quote Don't lose sight of ordinary people with extraordinary hearts.
Don't lose sight of ordinary people with extraordinary hearts.

The Boomers have modeled a set of bad habits, and one grand gesture is not going to unwind all those bad habits.

Grand gesture quote What is life but one grand adventure.
What is life but one grand adventure.

I do think grand gestures are a hit and miss, especially for girls.

I don't make big grand gestures, generally.

Time, and the grand gesture of forgiveness, helps to heal old wounds.

Grand gesture quote A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.
A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.

I am a one-trick pony. If you tell most people to draw a picture of a tree, they'd draw 35 branches and 10,000 leaves. I will draw you a tree with four branches and three leaves, and I'll spend the rest of the week drawing inside of each leaf. In terms of the grand gesture, I reserve that maximum turbo blast energy for what I do as an artist, and I sing and dance for dinner.

Love is not necessarily about grand gestures.

It can be the little things, like someone knows you like a certain food so they pick it up for you. Stuff like that is sweet. It's little things that are nice and thoughtful that you can do every day.

Only as a grand gesture of defeat will men creep into the arms of the state and seek refuge in its power rather than their own courage.

Grand gesture quote The world is like a grand staircase. Some are going up and some are going down.
The world is like a grand staircase. Some are going up and some are going down.

What we grieve for is not the loss of a grand vision, but rather the loss of common things, events and gestures.... ordinariness is the most precious thing we struggle for, what the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto fought for. Not noble causes or abstract theories. But the right to go on living with a sense of purpose and a sense of self-worth--an ordinary life.

Dating is about grand romantic gestures that mean little over the long term.

Marriage is about small acts of kindness that bond you over a lifetime.

When surprised and excited and innocent Gus emerged from Grand Gesture Metaphorically Inclined Augustus, I literally could not resist.

But I also know that sometimes Adam needs to do things the dramatic way.

He is fond of the Grand Gesture

Gestures are all that I have; sometimes they must be grand in nature.

What I've come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion, everyday acts of compassion. In South Africa they have a phrase called ubuntu. Ubuntu comes out of a philosophy that says, the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me.

Often, organizations need bold, grand gestures to galvanize people towards a new mission or refocus their attention.