Ordinary Quotes

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There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit.
View quotes by Stephen Butler Leacock

Among our own people also the church sorely needs clergy in close touch with the ordinary life of the laity, living the life of ordinary men, sharing their difficulties and understanding their trials by close personal experience.
View quotes by Roland Allen

I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife.
View quotes by Elizabeth Taylor

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

View quotes by John Gardner

A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days.
View quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
View quotes by Ezra Pound

Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.

View quotes by William Hazlitt

I live a non-journalist's life. I look for the texture of ordinary things
View quotes by Nuala O'Faolain

What people don't understand is that underneath I'm just an ordinary bloke from Newcastle.
View quotes by Paul Gascoigne

I kinda see him as an ordinary everyday schizophrenic psychopath. [on his character]
View quotes by Brian Capron

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

The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
View quotes by Henry Miller

A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.
View quotes by Galbraith

The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
View quotes by Sir Thomas More

The Test cricket team is looking good but in one-dayers England are ordinary and not saying they want to win the World Cup
View quotes by Geoff Boycott

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
View quotes by Iris Murdoch

We are apt to mistake our vocation by looking out of the way for occasions to exercise great and rare virtues, and by stepping over the ordinary ones that lie directly in the road before us
View quotes by Hannah More

The thing you notice here [Britain] after America is how refreshingly ordinary people look because they haven't had their chin wrapped around the back of their ears. [on botox]
View quotes by Ian McKellen

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
View quotes by Howard Crosby

So ordinary and unedifying was the sight of the batsmen getting dismissed regularly that the tag of 'chokers in crunch matches' now belongs to them and not South Africa, who had monopolised it for a long time now
View quotes by Sunil Gavaskar

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