Words matter. These are the best Ordinary People Quotes from famous people such as Sharan Burrow, Florence King, Lee Byung-hun, Timothy Hutton, Socrates, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When we see the banks get bailed out with seemingly no consequences while ordinary people pay the price with job and wage cuts through austerity measures, who could blame a person for wondering where the loyalties of their elected leaders really lie?
Democracy elevates by turning ordinary people into extraordinary ordinary people called celebrities.
Just like other ordinary people, I want to have a happy family.
I was 19 when I got my first passport as an adult. I had moved from California to New York City and was living out of a suitcase, staying with friends. I’d just finished filming my first movie, ‘Ordinary People,’ but I didn’t know whether acting was what I wanted to do with my life.
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
Something happened when the memoirs of so-called ordinary people, like myself, suddenly hit the bestseller list.
When ordinary people come together, they can upset the mighty.
Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
I must be the last person online to have been struck with this realization, but it’s amazing how the Internet has empowered hundreds of ordinary people, turning them into little Diane Sawyers and Anderson Coopers as they snap and blog away.
Saints are ordinary people who love Jesus, try to be like him, are faithful to the duties of their state in life, sacrifice themselves for their neighbor, and keep their hearts and minds free of this world.
The American experiment with representative democracy has been a great success, but we need to realize that it needs to be a genuine representative democracy where ordinary people have a vote, have a voice in choosing the candidates who represent them.
I am saying that while popular culture usually portrays practitioners of magic as separate from ordinary people, often biologically different, many people have habits or customs or superstitions that show magic was once a whole lot more democratic.
Saints are ordinary people who do what they do for the love of Jesus, say what they must say without fear, love their neighbor even when they are cursed by him, and live without regret over yesterday or fear of tomorrow.
What society doesn’t realize is that in the past, ordinary people respected learning. They respected books, and they don’t now, or not very much. That whole respect for serious literature and learning has disappeared.
We’ve seen how grassroots journalism by blogs has had an impact at various points politically, as ordinary people have amplified stories that were being ignored by the traditional press.
We are not a TV station that only concentrate on those who are always under light. We are not a TV station for celebrities and for grand politicians and superstars. We are a TV station for the ordinary person. The normal people, ordinary people in the Arab world sees Al Jazeera as their voice.
Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses. That is, they believe that for years and years and years, the people with wealth and power or government power have done well and ordinary people have not. That’s true.
In writing about Harold and Maureen with their terrible unspoken secret, and all those people that Harold meets as he walks to save a friend’s life, I was trying to celebrate the ordinary people.
My parents were no ordinary people. My mother turned Gandhian, and my father was a staunch communist. They named me after the great saint as a symbol of communal harmony.
This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance.
Authors are ordinary people who usually start to live apart, in the imagination, because they don’t fit in with normal, healthy people.
Most activism is brought about by us ordinary people.
For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential – the imagination.
We’ve had enough of the generals and movie stars. We want to hear about the ordinary people.
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.
I like to show ordinary people reacting to extraordinary circumstances. It’s an opportunity for adventure, and I like women to have adventures. There’s been far too little of it with women.
Such is the sense of entitlement of Boris Johnson and his establishment class – they believe they can break the law without the consequences meeting ordinary people.
As late as the early ’50s, jazz was still, for the most part, a genuinely popular music, a utilitarian, song-based idiom to which ordinary people could dance if they felt like it.
The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.
They simply don’t know that much about what they’re doing. There isn’t enough control. There isn’t enough capability in ordinary people to tinker with such a complicated piece of machinery.
Chocolate’ is an orbit in which seven different characters keep moving from one place to another to reveal a bigger drama. It’s about how ordinary people get stuck in extraordinary situations.
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
Think of energy almost like emotional electricity. It has a powerful way of uniting ordinary people, their connected spirit, to do extraordinary things.
Aside from being bad sportsmanship – Romney basically said Obama won by cheating – he was displaying the same obtuseness about the wants and needs of ordinary people that did more to torpedo his campaign than any goodies Obama might have had to dole out.
If my father Ninoy Aquino were alive today, he would say that he is not superman or superboy. In effect, heroes are really just ordinary people caught up in extraordinary times and respond properly.
The country is stronger than the result of any one election. But we shouldn’t forget that these are just ordinary people. I wish Americans would look at them level, not down or up – just level. It doesn’t take some special dimension to be president.
Over the years, I’ve interviewed the victims, the guilty, the famous, the important, and the ordinary people affected by tragedy or good fortune. But strangely, it is not always the people in the spotlight that have stayed with me. It is often those on the periphery, the bit players in the drama, that continue to haunt.
One of the challenges is creating characters. I am trying to compose my sentences to express epic events happening to ordinary people.
The embrace of a new technology by ordinary people leads inevitably to its embrace by people of malign intent.
And this is what was fascinating to me about ‘The Help’; they were ordinary people who did extraordinary things.
People love talking about the banality of evil and the fact that ordinary people do bad things. I actually want to stay away from that.
I like human stories. I like stories about situations we can relate to. I like movies like ‘Ordinary People’ or ‘Terms of Endearment.’ Mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, boyfriends, girlfriends. The stories to me that are worth telling are almost simple ones, but very relatable.
The challenge for Muslims in America is to respect the fears of ordinary people while resisting the exploitation of those fears by political parties, lobbies and sectors of the media. To meet this challenge, Muslims must reassess their own involvement, behavior and contributions in American society.
I went looking for embodiments of pure evil, but found ordinary people.
Anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police.
My parents are the reason I wanted to make Shakespeare available to ordinary people.
The idea is, we use our platform, community, brand recognition, and other methods to really raise awareness and inspire ordinary people to own bold, important social messages.
Even ordinary people aren’t ordinary, not really. They’re filled up with thoughts and feelings that you might never know are there until they suddenly materialise.
I want to keep telling stories of ordinary people.
I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures. Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?
I’ve always thought that there are many things still left in society that are detached from the sense of ordinary people. I won’t overlook them and I will determine what is right before taking bold action.