Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.
Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.
No new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace.
Seven years, Dawn. Working with the Slayer. Seeing my friends get more and more powerful... a witch. A demon. Hell, I could fit Oz in my shaving kit, but come a full moon, he had a wolfy mojo not to be messed with. Powerful, all of them. And I'm the guy who fixes the windows. They'll never know how tough it is, Dawnie, to be the one who isn't Chosen, to live so near the spotlight and never step in it. But I know. I see more than anybody realizes because nobody's watching me. I saw you last night, and I see you working here today. You're not special; you're extraordinary.
Extraordinary magic is woven through ordinary life. Look around!
I am as ordinary as the grains of sand, but I dream of kissing the stars and dancing with the Moon!
It never failed to amaze me how the most ordinary day could be catapulted into the extraordinary in the blink of an eye.
Logan stopped and gazed skyward as the kite began to soar above them, and when he clapped his hands at Ben's obvious joy, she was strucked by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.
The pretty ones are usually unhappy. They expect everyone to be enamored of their beauty. How can a person be content when their happiness lies in someone else's hands, ready to be crushed at any moment? Ordinary-looking people are far superior, because they are forced to actually work hard to achieve their goals, instead of expecting people to fall all over themselves to help them.
If you pursue happiness, you are an ordinary person. If happiness pursues you, you are an extraordinary person. Do not chase happiness; let it chase you.
A writer's goal is to weave the ordinary into fine silk and the truly extraordinary into diaphanous clarity ...
If you want to lead an extraordinary life, find out what the ordinary do–and don't do it.
Greatness is the born of ordinary men who decided to work extraordinarily hard.
You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.
We must investigate without fear or favour the so-called 'accounting irregularities' that cause turmoil in the markets and wipe billions off the investments of ordinary South Africans.
My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.
I decided on the spot that I would be an artist, and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind.
The visible and near-ultraviolet emission spectrum of the CH radical has been known ever since spectra of an ordinary Bunsen burner have been taken.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Even we schoolchildren know that ordinary diplomats don't drive around in unmarked cars carrying Glock pistols.