Favorite Quotations ~  Ordinary Love, Medicine, Miracles

"Ordinary women of grace are, in a sense, my real role models." ~ Marian Wright Edelman

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At the beginning of anything out of the ordinary, the mass of people always dislike it. ~ Mao Zedong

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. ~ Jimmy Johnson

Uniformed people delight in the gaudy and in novelty. Cooked people delight in the ordinary. ~ Zen Saying

I don’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary. ~ Lou Holtz

The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. ~ Thomas More

Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well.Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else. ~ Brian Tracy

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations. ~ Jean Paul Richter

And she is your holy Mary. And I am so ordinary. ~ Paula Cole

The ordinary can be absolutely miraculous. ~ Simon Armitage

If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. ~ George Eliot, Middlemarch

I am just an ordinary person committed to doing extraordinary things. ~ Iyanla Vanzant

The night was ordinary. It usually is, I think, when your life changes. Most people aren’t doing anything special when the carefully placed pieces of their life break apart. ~ Carole Radziwill, What Remains

There is an old saying: If you want to hide the treasure, put it in plain sight. Then no one will see it. ~ Larry Dossey, Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things

There are no ordinary lives. ~ Ken Burns

Appreciate everything, even the ordinary. Especially the ordinary. ~ Pema Chodron

Honor the miraculousness of the ordinary. ~ Andrew Motion

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. ~ C. S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

That is the dichotomy: when you live life in a thoroughly ordinary way, it is extraordinary. ~ Chögyam Trungpa, Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala