I don't take things for granted, because everything feels more fragile. It's made me wonder about mortality and how long you've got somebody in the world. I'm more fearful than I used to be.
Let us not take for granted that life exists more fully in what is commonly thought big than in what is commonly thought small.
Never assume you have everything pegged. Never tweak that last duck, and pat yourself on the back, and take everything else for granted. Because that's when god rips the mike out of your hand and says, out of nowhere, you might not come back from Dead Man's Curve. Say what? That's when you wake up in darkness, fumbling for the light switch
We never take this stuff for granted. The longer we're out here, too, in a lot of ways, the more we appreciate it, because we see so many great acts who're out here with us, and you realize how steep the competition really is. So, this win is even better 'cause it says people are still digging what we're doing. We're still keeping it fresh and people are into it.
Leon Eric Brooks III
Brooks & Dunn
Music - that's been my education. There's not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.
Billie Joe Armstrong
Without a yardstick sometimes the high points can be taken for granted.
I'm a lucky guy. I don't take for granted, for one minute, what I do.
I have found a much greater appreciation of Buddhism because I couldn't take it for granted here in exile.
One of the reasons so many singles are dissatisfied is that they're looking for a change in status to define their significance, rather than finding a purpose in life, granted by God, that gives them significance regardless of the status they're in.
It may be taken for granted that, rash as the Americans are, when they are prudent there is good reason for it.
I've always believed it's important to make the invisible visible. And valuing that which has been taken for granted is something that I've always instinctually known is the key to the kind of society I want to live in and raise my children in.
Our German Fatherland to which I hope will be granted... to become in the future as closely united, as powerful, and as authoritative as once the Roman world-empire was, and that, just as in the old times they said, Civis romanus sum, hereafter, at some time in the future, they will say, I am a German citizen.
I was in my yard and thought that the tree was a living being. We take trees for granted. We don't believe they are as much alive as we are.
I think what everyone can do is start creating spaces and forums, talk to peers, friends and family, and start deconstructing these things we take for granted, unpack these old systems, in order to understand ourselves more deeply, to understand why we do the things we do and how our privileges affect other people's lack of privilege.
Antony and the Johnsons
Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request. One must seem to hear the unreasonable demands of the petulant, unmoved, and the tedious details of the dull, untired. That is the least price that a man must pay for a high station.
We take food for granted, but it isn't a luxury for many people.