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Leadership is happening, but it’s not coming from the leaders of the old institutions. Everywhere you look, you see these extraordinary, sparkling new initiatives that are under way.
That first responsibility as a school board member – meals for latch-key children – was absolutely critical in my understanding of the extraordinary problems of poverty.
I know my life story sounds too extraordinary to be true.
Looking at America’s history, ordinary people did something extraordinary. Leaders risked their lives for freedoms that we take for granted today. That’s what instills confidence. That’s us. We will move forward and prosper because that’s who we are as Americans.
What is extraordinary about the character of Edna – and I speak as though I am completely outside this character and I am talking to you – I’m, as it were, in the wings, and she’s on stage, and every now and then she says something extremely funny, and I stand there and think: ‘I wish I’d thought of that.’
There is an extraordinary collaborative spirit when you are learning and growing.
If there are opportunities, seize them and be prepared for them, and be the best, if that’s what it takes. If you have to be extraordinary, then be extraordinary.
I keep saying my books don’t have superheroes. They have ordinary people in extraordinary situations.
In war, people find themselves in extraordinary circumstances, and in those circumstances, they act in extraordinary ways. In war, you see people at their very best and their very worst, acting in ways you could never imagine. War is human drama at its most epic and most intense.
We will build the city from scratch. It will be drone-friendly and a center for the development of robotics. We want to create something different. Neom is a place for dreamers who want to create something new in the world, something extraordinary.
When you think in terms of public service, I heard so much about what Mother Theresa had done in her life. And I was fortunate enough to get a chance to meet her and talk to her a lot about what motivates her and what drives her. And that, to me, is a person that really is an extraordinary role model.
If you look at an illuminated manuscript, even today, it just blows your mind. For them, without all the clutter and inputs that we have, it must have been even more extraordinary.
‘Extraordinary’ is an original fairy tale, a contemporary story. But like a traditional fairy tale, it heads quickly into frightening, bloody territory. I am afraid for my book, as it goes out alone into the world, just as I was frightened for Phoebe as I wrote and rewrote her story.
A voice in my head tells me that I’m at the twilight of an extraordinary life. I say extraordinary because of the people who have loved me. I say twilight because of what people say to me in the supermarket.
So one thing that I want to do is to make people realize that astronauts in general are very normal people. They are down to Earth, so to speak. I know it sounds contradictive, but we are very normal people. We are very normal people with a fantastic privilege and opportunity to do something that is extraordinary.
I just did a film in which I had to be a dancer and I was able to do all kinds of extraordinary things. A lot of people turn 50 and talk about what they’re not going to do anymore. I embarked on something that I’d wanted to do when I was 5.
I am sometimes accused of being a dictator because I provoked the extraordinary elections by nominating the interim government. Can you imagine any dictator who provokes free elections in his own country?
To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General’s office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it.
If your dream is to tell stories, interesting stories, play interesting people, that’s the bottom line. The people that I play have to be extraordinary.
The extraordinary thing about India is that it’s such a family place. It’s full of families everywhere.
To live as an artist requires hard work or some extraordinary good fortune to come your way.
The Chinese have done some extraordinary things in terms of the investments they’ve made in alternative sources of energy.
Even very ordinary people, upon closer examination, can often look extraordinary.
The real kiss of death – particularly with my father – is the extraordinary popularity of his work.
At any given moment, we each face a barrage of obligations, often disparate and distinct from what we thought would happen when we woke up. From the tragic to the common to the extraordinary, life refuses to be divvied up into careful slices of time. No technology can manage to overcome the realities of reality.
When people who love the ocean come together, they can achieve extraordinary things.
I wouldn’t even go spend the night at a friend’s unless they had a piano. But I didn’t have the chops, the extraordinary talent, to be able to play the piano professionally.
Prior to ‘Action’ and ‘Justice League 1,’ there was no label ‘superhero’ for a superpowered being. It’s really the emergence of Superman and the Justice League that gets the public comfortable with the idea of people amongst us who have extraordinary power and that they’ve agreed to be our champions.
You know when Hollywood does a great big blockbuster that really wraps you up in a world, and lets you believe in extraordinary things that move you in some way, in an almost operatic sensibility? That to me is the most fun I have at the movies.
You have to believe in the unrealistic to do something extraordinary – to create a miracle.
To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem… ridiculous.
I take real people and put them in extraordinary situations.
Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
The transition to clean energy should not be viewed as a burden to be overcome but, rather, an extraordinary job creation opportunity for the United States.
And I think that even today, New York still has more of this unexpected quality around every corner than any place else. It’s something quite extraordinary.
‘The Walking Dead’ is an extraordinary thing.
The Nobel award occasions a unique celebration of the vision of science by the public at large. The prestige the prize confers today is largely due to the extraordinary diligence of the Nobel committees.
I’m just an ordinary person who has an extraordinary job.
What makes architecture extraordinary is that you’re looking at the building, but your peripheral vision is also seeing how it fits within a space. And it’s seeing more than one part of the building at one time.
It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them.
Historically, Vietnam movies have been profitable. All of them. ‘Platoon,’ ‘Full Metal Jacket,’ ‘Apocalypse Now,’ ‘The Deer Hunter.’ You’re looking at movies that have been not pretty successful, but very successful. The foreign numbers have been extraordinary.
For me, the difference between an ‘ordinary’ and an ‘extraordinary’ person is not the title that person might have, but what they do to make the world a better place for us all.
The work of the Lord is done by ordinary people who work in an extraordinary way.
At least in part, people are attracted to subjects where they can identify at a basic level with the people who do it. The extraordinary aesthetic of the natural world is not obvious to someone who never leaves the inner city. Appreciation of the elegance and power of physical law is an acquired taste.
While the Internet has allowed for some extraordinary progress in creating conversations about diversity, it also allows uninformed comments that one has made in the past to live forever.
I’m trying to buy a house and set some sense of roots because otherwise you’re constantly chasing one job after another, and you look back and you’ve had all these very extraordinary experiences with extraordinary people, but there’s not a line of continuity to it.
I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
Clearly the human story is one of acceleration. There has been a Moore curve in terms of the number of people alive on the planet, our technological ability, and our ability to understand ourselves. We have had this extraordinary, explosive growth in our ingenuity.
In all likelihood, the only thing extraordinary about Tiger Woods was his golf: he had extraordinary coordination and extraordinary discipline – on the course, at any rate. That discipline was the source of his power.
What I’ve found about ‘Cinderella‘ is that what it provokes in an audience is really extraordinary. It appears to be a deceptively simple tale, but I’ve heard nothing but people drawing all different things out of it.
The Washington leadership has put aside non-proliferation programmes and devoted its energies and resources to driving the country to war by extraordinary deceit, then trying to manage the catastrophe it created in Iraq.
I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know.
It’s a real pleasure to go to work when you’re in the most extraordinary surroundings, and working with people who are young and interested and creatively keen.
The life of General Alex Dumas is so extraordinary on so many levels that it’s easy to forget the most extraordinary fact about it: that it was led by a black man, in a world of whites, at the end of the eighteenth century.
Just look at my face. Its an extraordinary experience. All of my friends who are grandparents have been saying, just wait, a bit cynically, but its just extraordinary. You feel like a child again yourself. Just walking on air.
I’m really interested in real people in extraordinary situations. The detail and reality to that.
I’ve always been interested in the paranormal, but ‘Gray Matter’ is a more subtle, mature expression of that – looking at the powers of the brain and more delicate evidence of the extraordinary.
Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.
Are things getting better with each generation? Yes. It’s quite interesting to be living in these times, for me to witness an African-American being elected president. It’s quite extraordinary.
Dallas is an extraordinary place in it’s own right. The first thing about Dallas that you can’t get away from, particularly when I arrived, you’ve got no idea of the heat in this place. It’s over 100 degrees, and with that the humidity is ridiculous. I mean, people don’t live here, armadillos live here.
I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this – never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening.
I’ve had a lot of different lives. I was adopted, I grew up in Nebraska, and then I went to Northwestern… Then I had this really extraordinary, different life than my parents.
Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There’s been an extraordinary advance.
Everything all the time in a city is extraordinary!
What ultimately happened is that my country had a war. I think it would be extraordinary, as a writer, not to want to write about that.
Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Language is the most extraordinary invention in the history of humanity, the one which came before everything and which makes it possible to share everything.
My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
The tantalizing discomfort of perplexity is what inspires otherwise ordinary men and women to extraordinary feats of ingenuity and creativity; nothing quite focuses the mind like dissonant details awaiting harmonious resolution.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution demands that CEOs take responsibility for the massive transformation of their businesses and for the extraordinary impact that this transformation will have on wider society.
The most superficial student of Roman history must be struck by the extraordinary degree in which the fortunes of the republic were affected by the presence of foreigners, under different names, on her soil.
Extraordinary people are the Green Berets and the Navy Seals and the Olympic athletes – these are the ones who can face these extraordinary physical challenges and be triumphant.
In college, I had an early introduction to classical genetics from Professor Dan Lindsley, also an extraordinary teacher who influenced me greatly.
The Golden Eagle, which has universally been considered as a bird of most extraordinary powers of flight, is in my estimation little more than a sluggard, though its wings are long and ample.
One Hundred Year Starship really is about the idea that is we pursue an extraordinary tomorrow; we’ll build a better world today.
No one is making extraordinary things alone. They might be alone in their bedroom while they’re recording or writing, but they didn’t actually conjure that thing out of nothing – without influence – without assistance – without anything.
I think A Midsummer Night’s Dream would be terrific because of the transformations that occur. Or The Tempest, things like that. Extraordinary larger than life or supernatural element.
Occasionally, you get a nice surprise when someone covers your song in an extraordinary way.
I think the movie, ‘Joy,’ has so many touchpoints with so many people because it is about the ordinary, but a lot of the times, the ordinary is extraordinary.
Struggles? I think it’s natural if you want to do something extraordinary.
I’m drawn to stories about ordinary people who get tangled up in an extraordinary event or idea or emotion. I’m not saying I don’t love films about super-people or super-doctors, but my preference is for stories about how we get through this life, what it is to be human, because I’m always struggling with it myself.
But, actually, so many of the clerics that I’ve met, particularly the Church of England clerics, are people of such extraordinary smugness and arrogance and conceitedness who are extraordinarily presumptuous about the significance of their position in society.
Think of energy almost like emotional electricity. It has a powerful way of uniting ordinary people, their connected spirit, to do extraordinary things.
For all its ubiquity and its universality, war offers the attraction of the extraordinary – the escape from the gray everyday, from the humdrum into higher things.
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
One of the most extraordinary and all-encompassing forms of communication is music. It reaches places that all kinds of other things cannot reach. I’ll put my cards on the table: I think it is our greatest language.
Since ‘School of Rock’ opened, for the first time in my career, ever, really, I’ve had a lot of projects offered to me. It’s extraordinary. Normally, I’ve initiated them all myself.
There’s just something extraordinary about that Selma Hayek.
My great-grandfather was a self-taught man, and his library was extraordinary. I read the lot.
The ballet makes us look at those bodies, it makes us listen to that music, it makes us wonder at the geometry, of the way they come together. The way that extraordinary space is controlled and given such emotional force.
I could have been born into any family. I was fortunate that I was born to an artist as extraordinary as Picasso, and Picasso turned out to be the family business.
At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil, our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States.
I am, as I’ve said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.
I wish more Italian literature were translated and read in English. I’ve discovered so many extraordinary and diverse writers: Lalla Romano, Carlo Cassola. Beppe Fenoglio, Giorgio Manganelli, just to name a few.
If you look back to the most spectacular blow ups in history, you can always tie them to a couple things: They were extraordinary complicated strategies that maybe even the practitioners themselves didn’t understand, and they were overleveraged.
My books are about ordinary people placed in extraordinary situations who are able to draw upon their inner reserves to challenge the status-quo in life and navigate compelling human relationships.
Event cinema is what it is, and I understand why it’s successful. It started with things like ‘Jaws,’ which are extraordinary movies. But what we’ve lost are great character films which are beautifully directed and had great movie stars in them. Films that were about something rather than about spectacle.
Greatness comes by doing a few small and smart things each and every day. Comes from taking little steps, consistently. Comes from a making a few small chips against everything in your professional and personal life that is ordinary, so that a day eventually arrives when all that’s left is The Extraordinary.
My eyes are constantly wide open to the extraordinary fact of existence. Not just human existence, but the existence of life and how this breathtakingly powerful process, which is natural selection, has managed to take the very simple facts of physics and chemistry and build them up to redwood trees and humans.
Well, I think I’ve made 44 films and only like four times I’ve played real characters I’m just drawn to people who have a pioneer spirit, this extraordinary energy and commitment to their cause.
When I look at founders and CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook and Brian Chesky at Airbnb and Sebastian Thrun at Udacity, these are companies that are creating extraordinary social good and extraordinary economic and educational empowerment, all within with context of a for-profit model.
Well, you cannot think of cinema now, and you cannot think of cinema in the UK and not place Chaplin in the most extraordinary elevated context, if there can be such a thing, in that he was a genius, he was unique.
It would be extraordinary if the BBC were to make me the first black ‘Doctor Who;’ it would be extraordinary.
The thing about Hitchcock which is quite extraordinary for a director of that time, he had a very strong sense of his own image and publicizing himself. Just a very strong sense of himself as the character of Hitchcock.
Interest in the pseudo-sciences has become extraordinary.
I didn’t know that there was such a thing as butter carving. But then, I poked around a little bit. A quick Google search will show you 55,000 images of butter carvings, and they’re extraordinary.
Ever since Pele’s extraordinary talents blessed the world of football, black footballers have been accepted in the pantheon of the greats. But to achieve commercial recognition is somewhat different: it requires a form of adulation that also spells identification and role model.
Writers have been in terrible situations and have yet managed to produce extraordinary work.
We as black people are not a monolithic bunch. We are not all the same, and neither are women. Instead, we are all individuals who have these extraordinary stories to tell and share with each other that will enrich all of our lives and help us all become more ourselves and better people.
The animators are absolutely extraordinary. It’s mind-boggling.
What is extraordinary about contemporary art is the energy – it has our energy. New energy. Pieces hundreds of years old are beautiful from an aesthetic point of view, but without our modern energy.
My work is of me; it’s not me. I want it to be far more extraordinary than I am.
I find it extraordinary that anyone would have an intellectual conversion to Roman Catholicism.
The Bradshaws suggests an extraordinary civilisation that existed long before modern man reached the British Isles.
It’s extraordinary that revolutions taking place around the world were sparked by communication on the Internet.
I’ll tell you what it is… just why ‘Wonder Woman‘ worked. Or ‘Bionic Woman,’ or any of those, really. It was because it wasn’t about brawn… it was about brains. And yes, she happened to be beautiful, she happened to be kind of extraordinary in some way, but she wasn’t a guy.
Baffin Island was extraordinary; one of the most terrifying things I’ve done.
People are the key to success or extraordinary success.
Many expanded-time schools have generated extraordinary results. In some cases, they have completely closed the achievement gap, all while installing curricula with a richness rivaled only by elite private schools and those in the most upscale suburbs.
My kids do very extraordinary things that make sense.
Congress has funded numerous programs to provide care and compensation to 9/11 victims, spending several billion dollars on extraordinary and unprecedented efforts.
I try not to date where I work. It makes life easier. I don’t say no to anybody because I’d hope that people wouldn’t say no to me just because I’m an actor – but they’d have to be pretty extraordinary.
I’m an ordinary guy serving an extraordinary God – and that makes the difference.
People think that the Italians invented neorealism, but actually, Humphrey Jennings did. He was revolutionary in using non-professional actors in his films, and he got extraordinary performances out of them.
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
The true call of a Christian is not to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
I find man’s inhumanity to man extraordinary,,, I can’t get my head around it.
I would like to point to the extraordinary lengths the mainstream media will go to maintain a sensationalist story.
What an extraordinary world it is.
It often happens that when a person possesses a particular ability to an extraordinary degree, nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent in every other department.
My personal view is that organisations have a capacity to throw up extraordinary leaders to suit the occasion.
I love this life. I feel like I am always catching my breath and saying, ‘Oh! Will you look at that?’ Photography has been my way of bearing witness to the joy I find in seeing the extraordinary in ordinary life. You don’t look for pictures. Your pictures are looking for you.
It was extraordinary ’cause I was 17 years old when I first danced with Edward Villella. And we were both young. But I had seen him dance, and he was already a star. So he was just so gentle and wonderful and kind, and we had a great rapport together. He was one of the most exciting dancers of our day.
You could say Shakespeare is so extraordinary precisely because he was so ordinary. He had all the usual anxieties and understandings of what it is to have children, lose children, get married, struggle to make a living and so on.
Evolution, cell biology, biochemistry, and developmental biology have made extraordinary progress in the last hundred years – much of it since I was weaned on schoolboy biology in the 1930s. Most striking of all is the sudden eruption of molecular biology starting in the 1950s.
The Gershwin legacy is extraordinary because George Gershwin died in 1937, but his music is as fresh and vital today as when he originally created it.
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
Don’t underestimate Laura Antonelli. She’s burning to do well. And then she has an extraordinary face, even without make-up. It’s not with her that I’d discuss literature. I speak only of the film ‘L’Innocente,’ and what she does she does well.
The contributions being made by Latinos are extraordinary, and we need to talk about them.
I’m not interested in superheroes. What about normal people doing extraordinary things?
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.
I’m somebody who explores extraordinary possibilities, not ordinary ones.
The cinema should be human and be part of people’s lives; it should focus on ordinary existences in sometimes extraordinary situations and places. That is what really motivates me.
I wish Rupert, Robert, and their hugely talented News Corp team continued and growing success in all they do, deploying News Corp’s extraordinary skills and potential to the huge opportunities of a relentlessly more digital world.
It sounds extraordinary but it’s a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading.
You can’t run a government from one single person. What instead matters is that leadership be about gathering around extraordinary individuals and getting the best out of them.
When you look at something that’s so extraordinary, like a man who is traveling back in time to prevent JFK’s assassination, for me, as an actor, you’re still trying to seed it in some sort of reality.
Lots of people have objections to prizes of all types, and it would be extraordinary if everybody agreed on anything that’s worthwhile – they never do.
I know some people are really comfortable with talking about their feelings and hopes and fears in public, but I’m not, and I don’t think it’s that extraordinary.
I wasn’t playing a drag queen – I was playing an extraordinary performer.
Certainly Nancy Reagan had an extraordinary effect on her husband. I’m truly not sure that, say, Laura Bush had that much effect on the Bush administration. She certainly, you know, seems to be a nice person who I think the public likes. But I can’t really put my finger on any huge impact she’s had.
It was extraordinary to experience ‘Mamma Mia!’ What an injection of good spirit and heart it was.
It’s extraordinary what children put up with. I happened to see two of my uncles put my father up against the wall of my grandmother‘s house and knock his teeth out, because he’d been unpleasant to my mother. The next day I went upstairs and found my father making a rather half-hearted attempt to gas himself.
I’m writing what comes into my head, or through me, or from somewhere else, and it is the most extraordinary, exciting thing. I love it, and I’m very greedy, and I really enjoy it!
I’ve always believed that the most extraordinary results occur only when one feels unbound by any notion of constraint or limitation.
I’m on this extraordinary adventure, and if I have no one to talk to at the end of the night, I feel lonely.
One of our problems is our sense of discipline – dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline.
I feel so lucky to have a mom who is not only an extraordinary actor but someone who is game enough to not worry about our relationship versus what we play in movies or television.
I have had an extraordinary life, but it’s been one incredible roller coaster ride.
There’s nothing unusual about a single language dying. But what’s going on today is extraordinary when we compare the situation to what has happened in the past. We’re seeing languages dying out on a massive scale.
I’m really drawn to adventure, and characters being plucked from normal life and sent on extraordinary adventures.
I do love acting. But to work as a photojournalist would have been extraordinary.
But I want to pay tribute to Anna Lee Woodruff, an extraordinary, selfless woman and beautiful grandmother who in her quiet determined way was a role model for her two daughters, and who left a lasting impression on so many who knew her.
‘Planet Earth‘ was such an extraordinary series and the ‘Making Of’… is fascinating: the creatures and stories behind the camera are just as fascinating as those in front. It’s a bit of a dream come true to be a part of the team in some small way.
Given a fair shot, given a fair chance, Americans have never, ever, ever, ever let their country down. Never. Never. Ordinary people like us. Who do extraordinary things.
As we continue advancing and leveraging GIS and as we keep bringing in new generations of technology as well as new generations of people, my sense is we’re going to achieve extraordinary things.
As human beings we have the most extraordinary capacity for evil. We can perpetrate some of the most horrendous atrocities.
My books are about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary situations.
This week, the world gathers in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic games. This is the extraordinary moment China has been dreaming of for 100 years. People have been longing for this moment, because it symbolises a turning point in China’s relationship with the outside world.
Making ‘Birdsong,’ on the one hand you have how prestigious it is and the reputation of the book, which is something that’s an extraordinary piece of work. Sebastian Faulkes is a genius. So you feel that responsibility when you’re portraying that character that he’s imagined and millions of readers have pictured.
I knew it was going to be the most extraordinary thing in my life, but how powerful it is, you can never know until you have a baby.
Katie Price is no exception. She, too, is – in a distinctive way – a philosopher. Partially, Katie Price’s philosophy is one of extraordinary confidence. She is remarkable not for her looks or antics but because of her tremendous self-assurance and her unwillingness to be intimidated by criticism or failure.
You don’t have to be rich and famous. You just have to be an ordinary person, doing extraordinary things. I’d like more people to know that it’s there. Women’s achievements still aren’t recognised enough in many areas.
It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form.
Today, billions of mobile devices with extraordinary power are uniting with advancements in robotics artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and so much more.
The one who writes a poem writes it above all because verse writing is an extraordinary accelerator of conscience, of thinking, of comprehending the universe.
We need to be able to guarantee the safety of all artists and activists for human rights so that it no longer takes extraordinary courage to call for a better world – so that every person with the ability to imagine peace, equality, progress, and justice can express their dreams and hopes without fear.
Jack White is an extraordinary person because he’s like a three-dimensional chess player. He thinks so far ahead.
The America I know is great – not because government made it great but because ordinary citizens like me, like my father and like you are given the opportunity every day to do extraordinary things.
The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind – not the fiend or the sadist.
It’s private enterprise that can create jobs and fill them. It’s business that can train people and make them productive tax-payers. And it’s America Inc. that has the most to gain from tapping this extraordinary human resource.
The history of American higher education over the twentieth century is an extraordinary one, the story of the creation of a powerhouse set of institutions that are the envy of the civilized world. Once they were the province, both among the student and faculty bodies, of children of privilege, generally WASPs.
I think that many black people thought this would be a wonderful and extraordinary thing, for a black family to occupy the White House. Not only black people; a lot of white people thought that, too, but particularly black people.
Through the potent example of his own life, President Obama enabled us to believe the best about America, and, therefore, about ourselves. That uplifting narrative – essentially equating the promise of America with his extraordinary life story – swept candidate Obama into the presidency.
‘The Desolation of Smaug’ stands alone as an action/adventure epic movie. It’s visually stunning, and the 3D is incredible. Plus, it’s directed by Peter Jackson, and he’s extraordinary.
The quality of the Neues Museum‘s construction is extraordinary even by German standards, and people can smell that quality. The concept would not have been so convincing without it.
People go to extraordinary lengths to get films made.
‘Raging Bull‘ was staggering to work on. I was well aware of how lucky I was to be in this extraordinary situation. That film is very unique. It stands on its own. It’s just burned into the screen.
Reed Morano is an amazing woman and one of the most extraordinary people I’ve had the chance to work with.
Kylian is able to do extraordinary things. Look at his stats. He is efficient.
One of the wonderful things about Batman is that he is just a man. He doesn’t have superpowers or extraordinary powers other than his tremendous intellect and physical prowess.
I stand on the shoulders of countless people, yet there is one extraordinary person who is my life aspiration. That person is my mother, Celina Sotomayor.
I like to think that images of people doing amazing things may open people’s eyes to the human potential, to the idea that people can do the extraordinary when they set their minds to it.
Newspapers have an extraordinary amount of local content, including real estate listings and restaurant reviews.
I think ISIS is achieving the objectives that they have set out to achieve. I think that they feel probably very emboldened. They feel pretty good. Their resiliency is extraordinary.
I’m an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.
I’ve always wanted to play a Marvel baddie. I’m not sure I fit the mold, though. Like a powerful, extraordinary woman. Somebody with superpowers would be really fun, but I’m not sure how many middle-aged women they have in Marvel.
Extraordinary is a player who can score 60 goals. There are not a lot. Otherwise I think we would overuse the term.
The Apollo program certainly had no real commercial value. It was done for very different reasons and, I think, very good reasons for the time. It’s an extraordinary achievement of mankind, but it wasn’t sustainable.
I don’t have the time to tell you all the things I’ve learned from this cast. It’s an extraordinary ensemble because we all support each other so well.
Being an MP for a place you love is an extraordinary gift.
I believe the structure of ‘House of Leaves’ is far more difficult to explain than it is to read. And while I’d like to lay claim to some extraordinary act of originality, truth is I’m only taking advantage of capabilities inherent in everyone.
The grapevine in England is an extraordinary thing. When there is a really brilliant young composer or soloist, we all hear about it.
Nico was peculiar. She was extraordinary.
At the end of the day, ‘Shuffle Along’ is about people coming together and making something extraordinary – and history not necessarily being kind to them. It’s about the love of necessarily being kind to them. It’s about the love of doing, regardless of the consequences.
Whatever we believe about how we got to be the extraordinary creatures we are today is far less important than bringing our intellect to bear on how do we get together now around the world and get out of the mess that we’ve made. That’s the key thing now. Never mind how we got to be who we are.
When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
I wanted to look at them because I feel, internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life.
My stories are not Christianized at all. I don’t even have any Christians in my stories. What they are, are stories about ordinary people going through extraordinary circumstances in which I’m exploring truth. How light overcomes darkness in a way that’s unmistakable to anyone who has any kind of faith.
Conrad Ludlow was an extraordinary partner… We just called him the greatest partner because he just knew what a woman’s balance was.
I spend an extraordinary amount of time in my car, so I can justify the expense. That’s the only extravagance in my life – it’s my car.
Everything has the potential to be extraordinary, whether an old photograph, a book or a life. If you find it ordinary, you simply need to take a closer look.
Extraordinary things happen in solitude.
I’m always being introduced as ‘Tony Award-winning Douglas Hodge.’ It’s extraordinary.
Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion – very powerful emotions. That’s what draws millions of people towards it. And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and – people identify with that.
It’s kind of a misnomer about science fiction that science fiction is about anything other than people. It’s about people doing stuff, sometimes doing extraordinary stuff.
I was originally granted a visa for people of extraordinary abilities, then got a green card thanks to my modelling background and now I am officially an American with dual nationality.
When you sit down and there’s nothing, and then you write a song and there’s something, that’s the most extraordinary feeling.
It’s an appeal as old as America and its presidency: This is an extraordinary country populated by hard-working, big-dreaming, freedom-loving people graced by God when they’re not pulling themselves up by the bootstraps.
I know so many extraordinary women who I never get to see represented on screen, and that’s shameful.
Extraordinary allegations require extraordinary evidence.
Even with an improperly ground mirror, the Hubble delivered extraordinary images. When the flaw was corrected, the Hubble delivered images of transcendent beauty and value for many years. So too ‘Terra Nova.’ Even in its flawed first season, each episode was full of marvelous moments and beautiful images.
The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm.
It’s quite extraordinary to hear a supposedly learned person call the United States a leading terrorist nation, one of the leading terrorist nations in the world. It’s false and very treacherous teaching.
Fabric is the most extraordinary thing; it has life. You must respect the fabric.
I think I usually play the woman that, after the person tries to go for some extraordinary feat of romantic accomplishment, they happily wind up with me.
My mother is extraordinary. She understood me and never tried to hold me back.
I have been lucky in my life to have met people that are special, so extraordinary talented that they somehow are on a different plane. Sometimes these amazingly talented people find a way to keep reinventing themselves to stay relevant and alive. Some fall under the crushing vibrancy of their own intensity.
‘Ten Years Later’ is about the journey six extraordinary people take with time. Each has experienced a game-changing event – perhaps a life-threatening illness or a catastrophic personal loss.
I happen to go for the simplest, most ordinary things. The extraordinary doesn’t interest me. I’m not interested in psychotics. I’m interested in the person you don’t expect to have a story. I like Everyman.
It must have been an extraordinary time. I guess the worrying thing about musical theatre to me, is if you look at the London season this year, mine is actually the only one to have come in.
I needed to give back, give back, give back. I felt guilty about my success. I felt uncomfortable about how easily I had been delivered this extraordinary life that I had.
I have an extraordinary attention span. I manage to juggle two or three different ideas at the same time, and that’s probably – if I have a gift, that’s probably the best gift that’s given me.
My life is extraordinary because it’s so normal, but it’s so ‘extra’ for some reason.
Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.
John Carter was also one of our first recognizable superhumans and there is little doubt that his extraordinary physical feats inspired Superman’s creators. Remember: before Superman could fly or turn back time, he was nothing less than an earthbound crime-fighting John Carter in tights.
There are few forces for good as extensive and important as the United Nations. Being able to work with them and other global aid organisations for World Humanitarian Day is a humbling and extraordinary opportunity.
I just learned not to take a single thing for granted, and I think it just is extraordinary.
Team synergy has an extraordinary impact on business results.
Do the elected officials in Washington stand with ordinary Americans – working families, children, the elderly, the poor – or will the extraordinary power of billionaire campaign contributors and Big Money prevail? The American people, by the millions, must send Congress the answer to that question.
I’m working with theatre-makers who are the top of their game, and it’s extraordinary.
We released 400,000 classified documents, the most extraordinary history of a war to ever have been released in our civilization. Those documents cover 109,000 deaths. That is serious matter.
With these vast advantages, ordinary and extraordinary, one would have supposed the North would have been content, and would have at least respected the security and tranquility of such obedient and profitable brethren; but such is not human nature.
Men killing other men really is an extraordinary phenomenon. Why does it happen? And how long has it gone on? And have the motives changed?
I am just an actor, and this is my job. What I am doing is not extraordinary.
What an extraordinary thing it can be, love, how it will not defined by gender, by sexuality, by race, by religion, by anything. It’s something else. It’s something other.
I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up, but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary new conditions of this life, and it will all refine itself into poetry later on.
I think one of the things that people take for granted when they watch a film is the actors have to exhibit an extraordinary amount of force to block out the stuff that isn’t a part of their reality. And when the audience sees it, they’re seeing everything the actor isn’t seeing.
It’s not that a literature for children of color doesn’t exist; it’s that so much of the extant literature is lacking in the essential quality that makes literature for children so extraordinary a form: imagination.
My quality of life here in Quebec City is extraordinary.
There are no extraordinary men… just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.
I’d love to go back to Greek times and see the birth of theater and performing, in that time. It would be so extraordinary to see the need that theater came out of, in the first place. I think we could probably all learn a bit from that.
Formula 1 has to be more and more also a laboratory, a centre of advanced research for innovative technologies for tomorrow’s cars. The KERS is very important in this context, and Ferrari as a manufacturer had, and has, extraordinary support in Formula 1.
Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement.
Democracy is an extraordinary adventure. It’s difficult, full of daring and risk and danger. But it’s the greatest gift we have.
One of the most extraordinary things about being a spiritual teacher is the rare privilege of being able to look deeply into the very souls of many human beings at the same time.
I want to be able to follow the example of those extraordinary British actresses who move effortlessly from film to TV to theatre roles.
I learned early on that extraordinary challenges lead to extraordinary victories.
I have to say I find it totally astounding that my albums do as well as they do. It’s quite extraordinary, and it’s actually very touching for me for the albums to be received with such warmth.
One of the reasons why I decided to participate in ‘HawthoRNe’ was I really wanted the opportunity to show how ordinary people do extraordinary things.
The amount of piracy is extraordinary. People don’t realize how big it is.
My grief is that the publishing world, the book writing world is an extraordinary shoddy, dirty, dingy world.
I think Beyonce is every woman. She’s superwoman, she’s an extraordinary business woman, she’s a force of fashion. She totally understands the way to communicate to millions and millions of fans.
Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.
I really enjoy travelling around the world. I get to meet some extraordinary people.
The nation did not begin to realize the extraordinary possibilities of the vast Western territory until its attention was thus suddenly and definitely concentrated on the Pacific by the annual addition of over fifty million dollars to the circulating medium.
Record making is an extraordinary experience.
A major feature of life at the NIH in late 1960s was the extraordinary offering of evening courses for physicians attempting to become scientists as they neared thirty.
All of the great music ever written is based upon the Mass. I mean, it’s pretty extraordinary stuff, and I think it’s done the world some good. And if you take a look at some of the mosques in the world, it calls you to worship the kind of beauty that’s in there.
I loved Le Taha’a private resort in Tahiti. It’s accessible only by private boat or helicopter, and it sits on a tiny strip of land just big enough for one hotel. It’s extraordinary and faces the Vanilla Island where Tahitians grow vanilla.
Aging is not uncomplicated. Creativity is an extraordinary help against destructive demons.
My father was an extraordinary man.
Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors.
We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.
Venezuela, given its extraordinary educational, cultural, and social developments, and its vast energy and natural resources, is called on to become a revolutionary model for the world.
James Baldwin is probably, for me and for many other people, one of the most extraordinary authors in this country, black or white. And he is somebody who changed my life.
Nothing extraordinary happens to a cricketer if you time his career – which is very short.
Christian Science has been enormously influential in our religious history, and the church is very powerful. It has won an extraordinary number of legal battles in this country. It has succeeded in passing a number of what are called ‘religious exemption laws.’
When you think about it, psychological thrillers often involve extraordinary events happening to ordinary people.
I’ll forever be grateful to NPR that they gave me such extraordinary freedom… It was 37 years of a fond relationship.
But, I love making independent films. I love it! You create a family, and you sweat, you bleed, you cry, you shout, you laugh and you hug. It’s such an extraordinary experience, making independent films.
A voice is very intimate. It’s something of your own. So there’s always this fear, because you feel naked. There’s a fear of not reaching up to expectations. As you become more famous, people come and expect to hear something extraordinary, so you don’t want to disappoint them. I feel this sense of responsibility.
Britain has been responsible for the undermining of democracy, turning a blind eye to abuses by its allies, using extraordinary rendition to get around the rule of law, passing over the denial of individual liberties to dissidents, and the evasion of the dismal situation for religious minorities.
All I can say is that I had an extraordinary childhood.
Since Charles Dolan founded Cablevision in 1973, the Dolan family has been honored to help shepherd our customers and employees through the most extraordinary communications revolution in modern history.
My whole life, I feel so blessed. I met my wife: I can’t get over that I got so lucky. I have two incredible children. I can’t believe that I’ve been so blessed. I’ve had a career that is way past anything that I’ve ever dreamed. I get to work in all these different areas with such extraordinary people on every level.
A sociopath is not just someone who doesn’t care about human emotion. They’re someone who understands people to the point that they can manipulate them to an extraordinary degree.
What, for me, was exciting about America was just this extraordinary, complex, difficult, fascinating country, and Britain can feel very small. London, in particular, feels small because everything happens there, so you have publishing, politics, you have finance; everything in Britain happens in London.
Have you ever held a snake? They are so strong. You can see why there are so many myths about them: they are unlike any other creature. It’s extraordinary how that little brain can keep everything moving in different directions.
The extraordinary genius of John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie 100 years ago was their recognition that the great wealth they had amassed could be put to public good and used to solve the complex problems for which there were no other sources of capital.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and it is my job, my responsibility, as an astronomer to remind people that alien hypotheses should always be a last resort.
I was raised in unique and trying environments, but they were also amazing platforms for me to have an extraordinary life. Going through hell as a kid made me sensitive to what others in this world go through, too.
My first film, ‘Like Minds,’ was with Toni Colette, who was extraordinary. I mean it was basically a mini-masterclass for acting on film at a time when all you could probably see were my eyebrows bouncing up and down on screen.
Canada’s extraordinary success is that we have bound together a vast country with a set of shared ideas and beliefs.
The most extraordinary thing about trying to piece together the missing links in the evolutionary story is that when you do find a missing link and put it in the story, you suddenly need all these other missing links to connect to the new discovery. The gaps and questions actually increase – it’s extraordinary.
The extraordinary exertions of the colonies, in cooperation with British measures, against the French, in the late war, were acknowledged by the British parliament to be more than adequate to their ability.
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form, with a limited audience, I recognized film as this extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people.
I always wanted an extraordinary life. When it’s over, I want to be able to say that I did it.
I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.
But I think there’s something wonderful and extraordinary about climbing on your own and just that kind of relationship to the environment. I’m very addicted to the mountains. You know, so, I do like that solitude.
Whatever you think about his intelligence, what’s unquestionable is that Reagan had extraordinary emotional intelligence. He could sense the temperature of a room, and tell them a story and make them feel good. And that’s more fun, right? It’s more fun to feel good than feel bad. That’s part of our human state.
Nevada contains an extraordinary diversity of outdoor landscapes and recreation experiences. Red Rock Canyon, Black Rock Desert, Lake Tahoe and the Great Basin are each a part of our history, our character and our way of life.
Whenever teenage girls and corporate CEOs covet the same new technology, something extraordinary is happening.
‘The September Issue’ is really a film about Anna Wintour’s relationship with long time ‘Vogue‘ Creative Director Grace Coddington. The two of them have been working together for two decades, and the extraordinary symbiosis between them has left an indelible mark on the fashion industry.
I think I’m more bonded, emotionally and in a craft sense, to films that tell extraordinary stories about extraordinary destinies.
I’m very successful and do lots of films but I’ve never actually done anything extraordinary.
Where there’s water on Earth, you find life as we know it. So if you find water somewhere else, it becomes a remarkable draw to look closer to see if life of any kind is there, even if it’s bacterial, which would be extraordinary for the field of biology.
Some of the cases which have come to light of employers being disciplined or sacked for simply trying to talk about their faith in the workplace I find quite extraordinary. The sanitisation will lead to people of faith excluding themselves from the public space and being excluded.
I’m an ordinary person under extraordinary circumstances.
I deeply adored my mum. She was an extraordinary person, even for the prejudice I’m likely to have. She was beautiful, amusing, a tremendous elaborator of things into comic proportions and extravagant in her imagination.
I hope that as the Senate and American people learn more about me, they will see that I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences.
We’ve seen in the last half century an incredible shift. This is just an extraordinary time to be alive.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and CSIS have provided extraordinary co-operation, as I mentioned earlier.
We were doing it under the most extraordinary circumstances, but the first out of the tent in the morning would be David Lean. He said to me on the very first day of shooting, Pete, this is the beginning of a great adventure.
I’m a tomboy at heart. I always like to say that I’m an ordinary girl doing extraordinary things.
I’m incredibly excited to be joining the ‘Doctor Who’ family. It’s such an extraordinary British institution, I couldn’t be prouder to call the TARDIS my home.
There are no more Elizabeth Taylors. You could be fascinated by her, she lived so many lives, she lived far, she loved the jewels; she had gaudy taste but she had extraordinary talent.
With an extraordinary amount of federal employees authorized to use 100% official time on behalf of their union, the federal government loses the immensely valuable civil service for which he or she was originally hired to perform.
I never do research unless it’s extraordinary circumstances.
‘War Horse‘ is just an extraordinary being.
I think the Internet is absolutely extraordinary. It’s very, very useful and I think one of the things we’ve got to do is make sure that the African continent gets on to that information super highway.
Until the world in some way changes, then my responsibility is to share what I know and more importantly to behave like I know about the extraordinary work and effort and blood shed for me to be able to sit here.
In sports teams, apart from talk of sporting prowess and the imparting of inspirational thought, an extraordinary amount of time is spent discussing, and flaunting, material possessions.
I think what I like to do is to begin with the ordinary and find the extraordinary in it.
The magic kit we developed with Idea Village is an extraordinary success in 40,000 stores across America. The TV commercial we shot for it has produced amazing results – unbelievable.
The well-known inspiration for ‘Ulysses’ is made clear by the title itself: Joyce‘s novel is based on Homer’s ‘Odyssey‘, under the ever-fascinating premise that all of Odysseus’ extraordinary adventures can be experienced by a modern man in a single day, provided that the writing consists of his mental activity.
I have two extraordinary daughters, who, I can say proudly, are doing very well in school and in piano. Daughters are a father’s joy.
All of us in society are supposed to believe that cruelty to animals is wrong and that it is a good thing to prevent needless suffering. So if that is true, how can meat be acceptable under any but the most extraordinary circumstances, such as perhaps roasting the bird who died flying into a window?
I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn. I remember them from my childhood. I only had them in the summer. They were extraordinary.
It’s sad that people forget sometimes that there is a whole legitimate world of artists and actors out there that work their entire life, every day on perfecting their craft, but yet don’t get any acknowledgement for their extraordinary commitment to their profession.
I think ‘E.T.’ is a quite extraordinary piece of cinema.
It was an extraordinary connection, the synergy within the band. There was an area of ESP between Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and myself.
The beauty of ‘The Hunger Games‘ and also ‘Game of Thrones,’ in fairness, both projects have really complex, three-dimensional, contradictory, strong women… The writing of female characters is extraordinary and equal to the men.
I came out, as not enough of our stories are told from our perspective. ‘Marie Claire’ was offering the chance to be a part of a women’s magazine, which often celebrates ordinary women doing extraordinary things.
I identify with Superman. I am adopted, I am an only child, and I love the idea that he comes from another world, that he’s the ultimate immigrant. He has all these extraordinary powers, and he has a righteousness about him.
Every single wave, when I was overwhelmed and poor and struggling in New York, there were these extraordinary people in New York who said, ‘Come this way.’
You can’t stand at the Bellagio and watch these seven story fountains and not go, ‘That’s something of extraordinary man-made beauty.’
There is so much vulgarity in the everyday, that when somebody has the pretension to do something extraordinary for the community, then you have to suffer.
But generally I am fine with a capital F; probably in extraordinary shape for a man of my age.
It’s extraordinary how many people read a book that’s new and weird and befriend it.
It takes an extraordinary toll on me to re-live my experiences, the horrors of my past and the pain I had to endure. And yet, I believe remembering is the only way to promote healing, to promote awareness and accountability.
Occasionally if you do something extraordinary, the crew responds with spontaneous applause, but that’s very rare.
I idolize Gene Hackman. He is not a natural star, not an incandescent personality like Jack Nicholson, but he makes luminous the problems of being an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation.
I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences.
There is nothing in the world like the extraordinary Shiraz and Grenache wines from South Australia. While the most sought-after are undeniably expensive (they’re made in tiny quantities from ancient vines), they are huge, rich and concentrated, and represent some of planet Earth’s most compelling wines.
I certainly look at the modern guys and think they are a different species to when we played. They are fitter and their conditioning is extraordinary.
While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary.
Privacy and security are those things you give up when you show the world what makes you extraordinary.
It’s extraordinary to look into a baby’s face and see a piece of your flesh and your spirit. It makes you realize you are a part of the human race.
The special forces gave me the self-confidence to do some extraordinary things in my life. Climbing Everest then cemented my belief in myself.
The reason I’ve gotten so far has to do with an extraordinary talent that I had nothing to do with.
I love to get on the road, but I also think arriving is such a thrill. Turning up at the train station in Mumbai, for example, to see people hanging off all the wonderful old carriages. It’s extraordinary – everyone sitting with their chickens on their laps, moving forward but not going anywhere fast.
Hollywood is an extraordinary kind of temporary place.
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.
It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
The pent-up demand for the good life in China is extraordinary.
One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.
To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.
I actually think, as unusual as it might sound, that working in the White House is an extraordinary life.
Since truffle oil and caviar aren’t always in the budget, learning to tweak and enhance just a few ingredients and flavor combinations can help you transform those ordinary ingredients into the extraordinary!
In addition to being an extraordinary actor, Bryan Cranston is a really generous guy and also very funny.
I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to bring Peter Morgan‘s Princess Elizabeth to life; she is a gift of a role and a challenge I am so grateful for – a young woman trying to navigate a path through an extraordinary situation.
We’ve lived through some extraordinary moments, and the saddest moments as well. We have to learn.
Jesus was a human being, bound by history and the natural world; an extraordinary man, to be sure, but still a man.
America is not just a power, it is a promise. It is not enough for our country to be extraordinary in might; it must be exemplary in meaning.
Have you not learned that strength comes to an ordinary soul when given an extraordinary calling?
I really admire paintings that look like an actual snapshot – I think that’s just extraordinary.
It is extraordinary the extent to which Darwin‘s insights not only changed his contemporaries’ view of the world but also continue to be a source of great intellectual stimulation for scientists and nonscientists alike.
In interviews with dozens of black advisers, friends, donors and allies, few said they had ever heard Mr. Obama muse on the experience of being the first black president of the United States, a role in which every day he renders what was once extraordinary almost ordinary.
I am lucky that my in-laws are incredibly special people and I love them dearly. My father-in-law is an extraordinary man and my mom-in-law a beautiful and brave woman.
When I was a teenager, I remember the extraordinary feeling of accomplishment for completing ‘Vanity Fair.’ I don’t think it was even for school.
I wasn’t happy at all as a child. I was very privileged and knew extraordinary people, but I felt very lonely: my mother thought I was extremely difficult and my grandmother was extremely severe.
We think machine learning, as it relates to healthcare and life sciences, is extraordinary.
A lot of people forget how extraordinary Elway was handing the ball off to Terrell Davis, and those bootlegs, those naked bootlegs off of those stretch plays was devastating.
I know how difficult it is to get one job, much less an entirely new career. I’m very blessed and grateful. It’s like I’m a normal person with an extraordinary journey.
When I visited Syrian special forces along the front lines, I was given extraordinary amounts of detail. They gave me the code numbers for the various positions they’ve got, told me where the rebels were – about 800 meters away in a forest. I met soldiers who had been wounded but were still serving.
Life – life is not fair. But it can be extraordinary.
There’s a certain feeling of giving, a certain feeling of generosity in love songs. When you sing a song of love, you’re actually giving something to yourself, too. You’re singing and casting these affirmations of love out into the universe. It resonates in your body in a way that feels extraordinary.
If we admit a thing so extraordinary as the creation of this world, it should seem that we admit something strange, and odd, and new to human apprehension, beyond any other miracle whatsoever.
Even the way Mamet describes silences within his plays is different. There are pauses; there are pauses within parentheses; there are pauses before dialogue; there are pauses in the spaces between the dialogue – there’s this extraordinary vocabulary of silence which is all there on the page, mapped out.
My hero is Michelle Williams, who I grew close to when we did ‘Meek‘s Cutoff.’ She’s an extraordinary actor and mom.
The idea is to take the most ordinary things and make them extraordinary, as Gerard Manley Hopkins does in his poems.
As an audience member, I live vicariously through the characters I watch or read about. There’s something very relatable about comic-book characters. They’re never perfect. They’re flawed people put in extraordinary circumstances.
I have only recently got interested in film, and it is a strange way of working in many ways. But actually, when it is at its best, it’s quite an extraordinary way of working between a director and an actor, to really explore an inner life.
Scientists have made extraordinary advances in understanding the brain and its disorders.
Following 25 children for the TV series ‘Child of Our Time’ has been extraordinary. The BBC’s original plan was to commemorate the new millennium. What better way than to film a number of expectant mums from across the U.K.? Coming from widely different backgrounds, all were due to give birth on January 1, 2000.
I adore America. It’s an extraordinary country. A new country.
Certainly coming to America has been extraordinary.
That’s important to me, to find the extraordinary inside the ordinary.
Well, the Internet is this miracle. It is an absolutely extraordinary idea that you can press a send button, and you are publishing to the world.
The product of extraordinary wealth allied to a taste for the sumptuous.
WhatsApp provides phone-number-based messaging, and people asked, ‘Isn’t that what SMS is?’ Yes, but SMS is expensive, antiquated, and what WhatsApp did was modernize and level that playing field. For example, in Europe, if France wants to talk to Belgium, it’s extraordinary costly because of border and telecom charges.
It is extraordinary to have time to again study Le nozze di Figaro and discover new things.
I often imagine that the longer he studies English literature the more the Japanese student must be astonished at the extraordinary predominance given to the passion of love both in fiction and in poetry.
I’ve worked with some actors who have such thick skins and think they are so extraordinary. I’ll think, ‘Have you stopped learning?’ They stop listening to directors or other actors and do the same thing again and again.
When I’m watching television or a movie, I like to see stories that are extraordinary. I don’t need it be something that is, ‘Well this makes more sense to me because I can see this happening to me, or this happened to me.’
Art breathes into life a surplus that is both vital and extraordinary.
The whole process of making ‘Bloody Sunday’ was difficult but extraordinary.
The way Nolan looks at things is just amazing. It can be easily seen in all his films. I was just watching his videos on how he came up with the screenplay of ‘Memento,’ and it’s just extraordinary. It just opens up your mind.
The potential for cognitive and related technologies to help us pursue new business offerings is extraordinary.
Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can’t help but reach for the stars. It’s our nature. It’s our destiny.
Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.
I am writing more than I have ever done. My life has come back to me in the most extraordinary way.
We are very fortunate to be recognized here in such an extraordinary manner for work that we enjoy.
I think nobody since has written such extraordinary work as Shakespeare writes. The characters he writes are full of inconsistencies, which is a great human quality – I mean, we’re all very inconsistent in the way we behave.
The point of theatre is transformation: to make an extraordinary event out of ordinary material right in front of an audience’s eyes. Where the germ of the idea came from is pretty much irrelevant. What matters to every theatre maker I know is speaking clearly to the audience ‘right now.’
What’s fascinating about doing comedy about the referendum is, because it is the first time, it is the most extraordinary atmosphere. You find that if you are making jokes about politicians, it becomes intensely political.
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
Because I’m just an ordinary person that did some extraordinary things.
There is an extraordinary degree of amity among Washington poets. They hang together. You would be hard pressed to find that in Manhattan.
When I began work on my first book, ‘The River of Doubt,’ which tells the story of Theodore Roosevelt‘s 1914 descent of an unmapped river in the Amazon rainforest, I thought of it as a tale of adventure, exploration and extraordinary courage.
Why should anyone be interested in my life? It’s the prurience I find so extraordinary. Why, why, oh why should my private life be of any interest to the public? The only people who should be interested are my friends.
I have such an extraordinary platform where I am able to help people. To me, that’s the number one priority.
Retirement’s the most wonderful thing. I get to enjoy all the things I never stopped to notice on the way up. After an extraordinary life, it’s time to enjoy my retirement.
The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what’s fascinating to me.
The elasticity of Shakespeare is extraordinary.
Even almost a century after her death, Sarah Bernhardt, the French actress whose extraordinary personality, flamboyant life and passionate nature became a legend in her own lifetime, remains the byword among most people as the supreme theatrical star.
I’m very proud of the fact that we captured the perpetrator of 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. I think we did extraordinary work.
You stop planetary exploration, those people who do that extraordinary work are going to have to go do something else.
It’s great to be able to connect parents with children both emotionally and through humor. I look forward to exploring family entertainment once again and examining the specifics of our day-to-day lives against the backdrop of an extraordinary adventure.
I love being able to tell a story visually. It’s something I love about making commercials, where you put a magnifying glass over the mundane and make it feel extraordinary.
I think it’s quite extraordinary that people cast me as if I’m Warren Beatty: until I met my present wife, at the age of 35, you could name two girlfriends.
I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way.
Mathematics has beauty and romance. It’s not a boring place to be, the mathematical world. It’s an extraordinary place; it’s worth spending time there.
I have a sense of destiny because of my mother, who was an extraordinary person but a terrible candidate for mother. She was like the god Cronus, who gave birth to his children in the morning and then ate them at night.
The last scene in ‘Moonlight,’ that’s one of the most extraordinary things I’ve ever seen on film in my lifetime. You see two men showing such tenderness towards each other. And it’s bold; it’s deep. It’s complex. It’s profound.
I just happen to like ordinary things. When I paint them, I don’t try to make them extraordinary. I just try to paint them ordinary-ordinary.
There is extraordinary similarities between the Midwest in America and Europe in that there is this sense of vast, open sky and loneliness and cold.
When I wrote the lyrics, melodies, and the first themes of ‘Serendipity,’ I tried to come up with some rare things you find in life, something very special, like the calico, three-striped cat; things that have extraordinary meanings in people’s lives.
I believe Mel Gibson is an extraordinary talent.
Personally, love is very important for me. There are lots of ordinary things in life, so love should be extraordinary. I hope I achieve that.
Don’t wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with extraordinary teachers along the way, and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with graduate students at SNHU. I’m just as excited for what I’ll learn from them.
There are a lot of reporters who I feel are a lot more courageous and fool-hardy than I am. Maybe at the top I’d put Dexter Filkins. He’s an extraordinary man in terms of his nerve and ability to get into dangerous situations and tell the story cogently. He’s bringing back real human stories. I admire that.
Reality is always extraordinary.
Being a part of ‘Sex and the City’ was like being at the center of the universe – it was extraordinary.
It’s the most extraordinary and saddest thing, the amount of talent out there not being seen.
I don’t think it’s that I don’t like Sondheim. It’s that I find it really… I don’t know how to describe it. Doing it is the most extraordinary thing. Because it’s like Shakespeare times 100 with singing. It’s that satisfying – and that demanding.
Acting is a sport – especially working with Mark Rylance. There is competition involved. I have to be muscular, challenging, get audiences on side. It’s extraordinary how Globe audiences join in – it’s like competing at an event – I love it.
The country has sorted itself ideologically into the two political parties, and those partisan attachments have hardened in recent years. It will take an extraordinary event and act of leadership to break this partisan divide. I thought 9/11 might provide such an opportunity, but it was not seized.
Although all the good arts serve to draw man’s mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.
I think the 19th century is an extraordinary period with a welling up of creativity and all kinds of experimentation and exploration going on at least until 1940.
We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.
Being on ‘House of Cards’ really has given me so much more than just a job; the interactions I have had with real White House correspondents, other journalists and bloggers relating to my character Janine – and their thanking me for representing them – has been extraordinary.
Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
I’ve used mirrors in a lot of movies. I think the mirror is an extraordinary thing, also the reflective, a reflection in water, etc.
The stuff that I find really intriguing is always how do ordinary people behave in extraordinary circumstances. And that’s why we have a lot of cop shows and lawyer shows and medical shows is that you’re looking for situations that just always heighten the stakes.
Yes, I do believe that there is a cause and effect and a ripple effect upon everything everybody does, and they have positive consequences and negative consequences. If you start to focus on the kind of minutia of that, it’s really quite extraordinary.
I look for something that is highly unusual, involving ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations.
When I cast great actors, I try to make extraordinary people ordinary, dealing with these extremely small intimate details of interpersonal relationships against an epic backdrop.
What was so extraordinary to me about going through this box of my mother’s letters and diaries was meeting my mother not as my mother, but as a real person. And what breaks my heart is that I had no idea how self-aware she was and how protective of me she was.
It’s populated by people who, by and large, have terrific communication skills. Every day is an extraordinary day. For me, it was just a great area for storytelling.
Everyone without extraordinary research skills ought to be able to know what is happening inside the government, how it operates, where their tax dollars are going. Then they can make better decisions in the electoral process.
I met David Bowie when I was 14, and he became a hero to me – because he was an artist, and because he was a genius who had the time to be kind. I’d never met such an extraordinary artist before, and I haven’t since – the world will be a greyer place without him.
I just did a part in ‘Sin City 2.’ I got to do a scene with Ray Liotta. Amazing man, extraordinary gentleman who was just so kind to me… I’m so excited about that; I think it’s gonna be very cool.
Once we realize the extraordinary power we have to compose our lives, we’ll move from passive, conditioned thinking to being co-creators of our fate.
I am essentially optimistic. Being alive is incredible. Life is extraordinary and beautiful. It can be hard and sad and terrifying, but it’s all we’ve got.
I said in my acceptance speech that I hope that readers remember this not as the year I won the Booker, but the year that there were six extraordinary books on the shortlist.
Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease, and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this extraordinary potential into meaningful change.
One of the great things and one of the horrible things about the American character is this extraordinary optimism and arrogance that everything will continue to be great and keep looking up.
It’s truly gratifying to see my films reach beyond a familiar public, to get a chance to move new audiences. It’s nuts. It’s extraordinary.
Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It’s extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.
I never considered myself a lucky person. I’m the most extraordinary pessimist. I truly am.
I have a close association with Gen. Petraeus… What you get in Dave Petraeus is a very unique officer, a combination of intelligence, extraordinary depth of knowledge and understanding.
I have such respect for… the Kennedy Center Honors. To be an artist in America and to be honored for it is extraordinary. In Europe, they really honor their artists. And you are on a very high level. And here it’s not as revered as it is in Europe or Russia or anywhere in the world.
Among irrational animals the love of the offspring and of the parents for each other is extraordinary because God, who created them, compensated for the deficiency of reason by the superiority of their senses.
I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation’s destiny.
And this is what was fascinating to me about ‘The Help’; they were ordinary people who did extraordinary things.