Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.— Derek Walcott
Skyrocket Took For Granted quotations
Just because you took longer than others, doesn't mean you failed. Remember that.
The virtue of a democratic system with a [constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech] is that it readily enables the people, over time, to be persuaded that what they took for granted is not so, and to change their laws accordingly.
I love an arcade. I love a boardwalk game. But I also love a rollercoaster. Though I think the rollercoaster love comes from the fact that it took a really long time for me to reach the height requirement, so I promised myself very early on that when I reach that, I will not take it for granted.
I attribute my success to this I never gave or took any excuse.
In life, so many things are taken for granted, but one thing I can honestly say is that I took every day, enjoyed the game of putting on that uniform and playing the great game of baseball.
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.
How often have I rattled on with God and said nothing at all? Relying on clichés, throwaway phrases, and high language I'd never use in everyday conversation, I took prayer for granted and lost sight of the wondrous opportunity to draw close to God.
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
The simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
I was never used to being happy, so that wasn't something I ever took for granted.
Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
The way I approached a question, my habit of mind, the way I looked at things, what I took for granted - all this was myself and it did not seem to me that I could alter it.
In sum, we took energy for granted, assuming when we flipped the switch, the lights would go on and assuming that there would always be plenty of cheap fuel for our vehicles.
My goals have gone from being an all-star to just being able to play basketball.
I always took for granted that I could play. Now I know what a gift it is.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
I took it all for granted, I'm sorry to say.
Beginning to create again was something that I took for granted but I never will take it for granted again.
The Free State men, myself among them, took it for granted that Missouri was a slave state.
Many times the wrong train took me to the right place.
While feeling far less injured by toil than my friends took for granted I must be, I yet was always aware of the strong probability that my life would end as the lives of hard literary workers usually end, - in paralysis, with months or years of imbecility.
We [The Replacements] never made any money on tour.
None of us came out of the school of economics. We took it for granted that a rock and roll band gets ripped off. We've tried to shake that tree a couple of times, but what can we do? You look back, when you're sort of idle in your middle years, and think, we should have made some money.
Being taken for granted is an unpleasant but sincere form of praise.
Ironically, the more reliable you are and the less you complain, the more likely you are to be taken for granted.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
The popular will cannot be taken for granted, it must be created.
I don't take anything for granted.
The act of living had been enjoyable;
at some point when I was not paying attention, it had turned into a different sort of experience, to whose grimness I had grown so accustomed that I now took it for granted.
Many times the wrong train took me to the right place.
Nor would anybody suspect. If was one thing all people took for granted, was conviction that if you feed honest figures into a computer, honest figures come out. Never doubted it myself till I met a computer with a sense of humor.
Anarcho-syndic alism took for granted that working people ought to control their own work, its conditions, the enterprises in which they work, along with communities, so they should be associated with one another in free associations, and democracy of that kind should be the foundational elements of a more general free society.
When Paul Brown talked contract, the championship game was part of it.
We took the championship game for granted.
And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
...also took for granted that secret services were the only real measure of a nations political health, the only real expression of its subconscious.
Most great works of the imagination were meant to make you feel like a stranger in your own home. The best fiction always forced us to question what we took for granted. It questioned traditions and expectations when they seemed to immutable.
In prison, I fell in love with my country.
I had loved her before then, but like most young people, my affection was little more than a simple appreciation for the comforts and privileges most Americans enjoyed and took for granted. It wasn't until I had lost America for a time that I realized how much I loved her.
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
Little Zac had it easy - but he didn't realize he had it easy, so he took it for granted. I think going through 'Hairspray' and other projects helped me learn about the business and life in general.
It's hard now to imagine that kind of travel and the daily tasks they simply took for granted. If a wagon axle broke, you had to stop and carve a new one. To cross a river, you sometimes had to build a raft.
I kind of always took it for granted the fact that my parents were Olympic medalists.
The world is not a wish granting factory...
You kind of took it for granted around the Yankees that there was always going to be baseball in October.
I always took it for granted that there would be life after Hollywood.
I guess they just took it for granted that that was what I was interested in and let nature take its course.
I never took fans for granted. I always assumed subconsciously that people who followed what I did were just people who were kind of like me.
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.