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Peter Townsend Quotes and Sayings

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It's an ordinary day for Brian.
Like, he died every day, you know.
- Peter Townsend

If I told you what it takes to reach the highest high
you'd laugh and say nothing that simple,
but you've been told many times before messiah's point
you to the door though no one's got the guts to leave the temple.
- Peter Townsend

Most of my songs are about Jesus.
Most of my songs are about the idea that there is salvation,
and that there is a Savior.
But I won't mention his name in a song just to get a cheap play.
- Peter Townsend

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

 

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

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

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Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

Ordinary life does not interest me.
I seek only the high moments.
I am in accord with the surrealists,
searching for the marvelous.
- Anais Nin

There are no extraordinary men...
just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
- William Halsey

More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reality doesn't impress me.
I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy,
and when ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another.
No more walls.
- Anais Nin

Jesus was all right,
but his disciples were thick and ordinary.
It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
- John Lennon

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

I believed in myself.
I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
- Imran Khan

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary,
great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal

Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary.
There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than
in all the fables of the Church.
- Robert Anton Wilson

The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand.
The man of genius casts light.
- George Steiner

The true call of a Christian is not to do extraordinary things,
but to do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
- Dean Stanley

It's easy to like the most popular films,
but I have a great fondness for 'A Life Less Ordinary'.
- Danny Boyle

This sounds an extraordinary statement to make,
but in fact all truth is very ordinary.
- Brian Perkins

After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied
with an ordinary success.
- Mason Cooley

I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris,
for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused,
so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.
- Harry Houdini

One of the difficulties about interviewing people in
Rwanda is that the country is trying to get on with
ordinary life and some people just don't want to get involved in this.
- Tony Greig

Gross ignorance is 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance.
- Bennett Cerf

I had repeatedly made written requests to the Fuehrer
that I might be allowed to join the Wehrmacht as an ordinary soldier.
He refused to give me this permission.
- Fritz Sauckel

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions;
and the plant is,
to a landscape artist, not only a plant -
rare,
unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance -
but it is also a color,
a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
- Roberto Burle Marx

I'm saying look, here they come, pay attention.
Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary,
commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time,
an observed fragment of eternity.
- Philip Levine

We didn't have a drill so he would burn the holes through
the wood with a metal rod that he heated up in a fire.
Can you imagine an ordinary crew doing that?
- Marc Singer

The business of the poet is not to find new emotions,
but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry,
to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.
- T. S. Eliot

I wouldn't have thought that a wrong theory should
lead us to understand better the ordinary quantum field
theories or to have new insights about the quantum states of black holes.
- Edward Witten

What ordinary men are directly aware of and what they
try to do are bounded by the private orbits in which they live;
their visions and their powers are limited.
- C. Wright Mills

Affiliate marketing has made businesses millions and
ordinary people millionaires.
- Bo Bennett

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
- John W. Gardner

The target audience goes back to conception.
That means pre-natal care, safe delivery,
post-natal screening, and the ordinary stuff you do in pediatrics.
- C. Everett Koop

I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who
did not urge upon his sons,
from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the
practice of accumulation.
- William Graham Sumner

You know, heroes are ordinary people that have achieved
extraordinary things in life.
- Dave Winfield

Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support,
but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work
for which they are fitted.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

I have a contract but it's not a commitment in the ordinary sense.
It's our ongoing conversation.
- Diane Sawyer

When I was three years old I was taken with my family
to a little town in Western Minnesota,
where I lived a more or less vapid and ordinary life until I was ten.
- Mary MacLane

When the cinematograph first made its appearance,
we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered.
- Ivor Novello

I think if you touch ordinary people,
they're simply ordinary people, the way they've always been.
They work hard, they don't have really as much as they should.
- Leonard Baskin

There's this unspoken club where you say to each other:
Oh God,
if they only knew how ordinary I was,
they wouldn't be interested.
That includes movie stars and politicians.
- Margot Kidder

I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things;
to suggest,
not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings.
- Balthus

I am a ordinary teenager.
I fall in love like everyone else.
- Jake Epstein

We're all pretty ordinary on paper.
- Michael Bergin

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing,
civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary,
ignorant people.
- Kenneth Clark

It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant
men in charge of affairs.
They expect too much of ordinary men.
- Thucydides

The most ordinary conditions for observing sailing
birds are then the wind and sea are both aft.
- Lawrence Hargrave

I've discovered I've got this preoccupation with ordinary
people pursued by large forces.
- Steven Spielberg

There are no ordinary moments.
- Dan Millman

I adopt a very simple approach.
I observe and reflect real life and ordinary people
and sooner or later that raises a laugh.
- Alberto Sordi

The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist.
He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense,
that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot,
but it can't access the hidden places.
- Jeanette Winterson

I'd love to be approached to do ordinary things more.
- Marc Newson

I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.
- Martin Scorsese

The more one listens to ordinary conversations the
more apparent it becomes that the reasoning faculties
of the brain take little part in the direction of the vocal organs.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

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

I would have preferred to be successful here with a
piece that cost me a huge amount of money and effort...
rather than sending to Bohemia some ordinary works.
- Camille Claudel

The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind -
not the fiend or the sadist.
- Erich Fromm


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