Things We Take For Granted Quotes by Cynthia Ozick, Elizabeth Bowen, Adrien Brody, Bubba Watson, Gilbert K. Chesterton, Aldous Huxley and many others.
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.
All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
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.
I don’t take anything for granted.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
Earth as an ecosystem stands out in the all of the universe. There’s no place that we know about that can support life as we know it, not even our sister planet, Mars, where we might set up housekeeping someday, but at great effort and trouble we have to recreate the things we take for granted here.
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you’ve become a comfortable, trusted element in another person’s life.
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.
Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted.
It is very easy to take for granted the phenomenon that we are each alive, but we must try not to.
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’s not a bad idea to occasionally spend a little time thinking about things you take for granted. Plain everyday things.
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.