quote by Cynthia Ozick

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

— Cynthia Ozick

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I try to make images that have the immediate presence we take for granted in objects - a chair, a shoe, a book, a Judd - and compose them like sentences.

Things we take for granted quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
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There are certain things that we take for granted that simply would not have existed without the great migration. Motown, for example, would not have existed - it simply would not, because Berry Gordy, the founder of it, his parents had migrated from Georgia to Detroit where he founded Motown, and where did he get his talent?

Things we take for granted quote One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you'v
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.

It is very easy to take for granted the phenomenon that we are each alive, but we must try not to.

Poetry challenges you. Much of its importance is that it's one of the few places left in culture that makes things difficult-it asks you to think, to perceive and not to take for granted what we think about the world.


When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren't grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

Things we take for granted quote Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made
Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.

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.

One thing that concerns me is that today's young women don't seem to care that we have a fundamental instrument of government that makes no express statement about the equal citizenship stature of men and women. They know there are no closed doors anymore, and they may take for granted the rights that they have.

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

Things we take for granted quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

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.


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.

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.

Things we take for granted quote It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Health is the greatest of God's gifts, but we take it for granted;

yet it hangs on a thread as fine as a spider's web and the tiniest thing can make it snap, leaving the strongest of us helpless in an instant.

Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.

It made me have a much greater understanding of loss, of loneliness, and the level of intense tragedy that so many people have experienced in this world, I take a lot less for granted.

Things we take for granted quote Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.

I always was one who didn't take things for granted.

But I think I do appreciate things more now. The small moments of joy that we find each day are so much more precious now than when I looked at them before.

Places where one can experience some of that separation from the world of the familiar, to defamiliarize ourselves with what we take for granted and enter into the ebb and flow of another culture, it certainly is one of the more valuable things that we do as human beings.

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.

Things we take for granted quote Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.
Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.

[Be grateful for the simple things in life.

Don't take them for granted. After all...] What would a blind man give to see the pleasant rivers and meadows and flowers and fountains; and this and many other like blessings we enjoy daily.

We tend to take things for granted that we've had for long periods of time.

Take a moment to appreciate the person in your life. Realize why you are with them. Take a moment with them and really be in that moment completely.


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.

Things we take for granted quote Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stre
Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.

The extent to which we take everyday objects for granted is the precise extent to which they govern and inform our lives.

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

When you're in danger of losing a thing it becomes precious and when it's around us, it's in tedious abundance and we take it for granted as if we're going to live forever, which we're not.

Things we take for granted quote You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.

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.


My broad sense of this is that authors like Smil really paint the clear picture, and once you see that, it's kind of Oh, of course. That's such a primal thing to all these physical services that we take for granted.

I think people in England take things for granted, we complain about our NHS system and yes it's not perfect but believe me it's far better than what they've got here.

Things we take for granted quote If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.
If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.

End-of-the-world stories tend to ring true.

I've always been drawn to them, but as I wrote my own, I found surprising pleasure in creating a world that is so radically changed, yet where there's so much meaning and value in every small and ordinary thing we have, and take for granted: hot showers, enough food, friends, routines.

I think that every year that the New York City Ballet is alive is worthy of celebration. Because otherwise the terrible thing is just that we take it for granted.

I don't take anything for granted.

Things we take for granted quote Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the old
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.

Fortunately, because of the spread of smart devices, people take games for granted now. It's a good thing for us, because we do not have to worry about making games something that are relevant to general people's daily lives.

Clean water and access to food are some of the simplest things that we can take for granted each and every day. In places like Africa, these can be some of the hardest resources to attain if you live in a rural area.

The thing we often forget to talk about, or perhaps we take for granted, is our country’s dazzling beauty. Our natural environment is so much a part of Australia’s art, writing, music and culture, both indigenous and non indigenous.

We will have to give up taking things for granted, even the apparently simple things.

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