Best Quotes About Extraordinary

Hollywood is an extraordinary kind of temporary place. -John Schlesinger

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary. -David Bailey

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. -Jerome K. Jerome

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. -Vincent McNabb

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

The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person. -P. J. O'Rourke

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

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all. -John F. Kennedy

I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ. -Fidel Castro

The sense of war, the extraordinary bravery of the Allied armies, the numbers, the losses, the real suffering that disappears in time and commemorative oratory, are not marked out in any red guidebook of the emotions, but they are present if you look. -John Vinocur

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. -John F. Kennedy

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

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

We must overcome the notion that we must be regular… it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre. -Uta Hagen

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

It has been extraordinary, wonderful, I've been three feet off the ground since I made that first record. -Vanessa Paradis

The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people. They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness. -Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace. -Elbert Hubbard

Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub. -Erma Bombeck

Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations. -Charles Francis Richter

The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success. -Luc de Clapiers

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

To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem… ridiculous. -William Hazlitt

Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too. -Helen Hayes

I'm absolutely convinced that the threat we face now, the idea of a terrorist in the middle of one of our cities with a nuclear weapon, is very real and that we have to use extraordinary measures to deal with it. -Dick Cheney

Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it. -Robertson Davies

The product of extraordinary wealth allied to a taste for the sumptuous. -R. W. Apple, Jr.

It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true. -Gertrude Stein

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father. -Austin O'Malley

An extraordinary affair. I gave them their orders and they wanted to stay and discuss them. -Duke of Wellington

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. -Bill Frist

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. -Olympia Snowe

We are today, in this country, convulsed by the situation in Iraq. It is an extraordinary crisis. It is taxing our men and women in uniform, and it is certainly taxing our resolve. -Jack Reed

I keep getting these extraordinary letteres, really weird ones from American sports stars – I've always thought you were one pretty lady and now that you're single I want to meet you for a drink. -Elizabeth Hurley

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. -Nelson Rockefeller

Could we have entered into the mind of Sir Isaac Newton, and have traced all the steps by which he produced his great works, we might see nothing very extraordinary in the process. -Joseph Priestley

Fun wouldn't be the right word… it was the most difficult, challenging, physical, extraordinary stretch I've ever had to make, in all those wild regards. -Uma Thurman

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. -Uma Thurman

Our decade of change has unleashed the ingenuity, creativity, and character of the most extraordinary people in the world – the people of this state, who come from every corner of the globe. -George Pataki

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. -Orison Swett Marden

An exorcism is tantamount to a miracle – an extraordinary intervention of God. -Gabriele Nanni

I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience and courage in the last few months. They have really put a political system on the way to success, to a real democracy here. -Paul Bremer

I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job. -Bernie Mac

The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me. -Chris Van Allsburg

All I know is that these two gases both had a quite extraordinary effect, and that there was no respirator, and no protection against them that we knew of. So the soldiers would have been unable to protect themselves against this gas in any way. -Albert Speer

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. -Annie Lennox

You can't relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle. -Timothy Dalton

We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released. -Jean Houston

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. -Jean Houston

If I am to be known for anything, I would like it to be for encouraging Canadians, for knowing a little bit about their daily, extraordinary courage. And for wanting that courage to be recognized. -Romeo LeBlanc

Privacy and security are those things you give up when you show the world what makes you extraordinary. -Margaret Cho

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. -Matthew Henry

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

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

It is peoples' fantasies of what is true that is so extraordinary. That that we were born and that we face eternal extinction after death is an extraordinary fantasy. -Brian Perkins

I think that all of us either lose touch with the child inside us or try and hold onto it because it so precious to us and it's such an extraordinary part of our lives. -Ben Kingsley

I think I'm more bonded, emotionally and in a craft sense, to films that tell extraordinary stories about extraordinary destinies. -Ben Kingsley

Certainly coming to America has been extraordinary. -Tim Roth

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. -Avery Brooks

It sounds extraordinary but it's a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading. -Mary Archer

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. -Isaac Rosenberg

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. -John Moody

Pope John Paul II not only was a powerful spiritual leader for Catholics but also a world leader of extraordinary consequence during the last quarter-century. -Mike Ferguson

The country is in an extraordinary ferment. -William Hamilton Maxwell

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. -David Hyde Pierce

I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way. -Madeleine Peyroux

When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward. -Wilma Mankiller

As for the extraordinary operations of the Holy Ghost, such as working of miracles, or speaking with divers kinds of tongues, they are long since ceased. -George Whitefield

Star Wars was not a very big part but I enjoyed doing it and I get more fan mail for that than anything else I've ever done. It's quite extraordinary, it comes in every day, unbelievable. -Julian Glover

I had such extraordinary breaks from the moment I entered the theater. -Dorothy McGuire

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! -Tanith Lee

I mean, it is an extraordinary thing that a large proportion of your country and my country, of the citizens, never see a wild creature from dawn 'til dusk, unless it's a pigeon, which isn't really wild, which might come and settle near them. -David Attenborough

Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it's the home of the extraordinary, the only home. -Philip Levine

I think when you've travelled around a lot in Africa, you understand something that many people here don't recognize: the extraordinary power that is Africa at village level – at community level. -Stephen Lewis

I take real people and put them in extraordinary situations. -Robert Cormier

We are very fortunate to be recognized here in such an extraordinary manner for work that we enjoy. -Sidney Altman

The greatest luck that I've had has been the ability to find men and women who came into my administration who worked with me and brought extraordinary talents that we were able to take full advantage of. -John Engler

You have to be smart to play a dumb blonde over and over again and keep the audience's attention without extraordinary physical equipment. -Judy Holliday

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. -Nicolaus Copernicus

I was fortunate to find an extraordinary mathematics and applied mathematics program in Toronto. -Walter Kohn

I wasn't playing a drag queen – I was playing an extraordinary performer. -John Lone

An extraordinary diva would never sit by herself. -John Lone

We've seen in the last half century an incredible shift. This is just an extraordinary time to be alive. -Neale Donald Walsch

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. -Aaron Sorkin

I think the '60s were an extraordinary time. I feel bad for the kids today who missed this wonderful confluence, which was simultaneously a confluence of the global and the mythological. -Peter Coyote

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. -Robert Shea

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. -Blythe Danner

But here I am today recording this and I'm in the studio with all the others on a clean mic. It's extraordinary, the actor's found a way of doing it for himself. -John Leeson

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. -Kathryn Bigelow

Even then, our family was extraordinary, with ten kids. -Mink Stole

One of our problems is our sense of discipline – dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline. -Siobhan Davies

There were mornings in the make-up trailer where I'd have fits of laughter because of the extraordinary daily events of the shoot. Sometimes, it was all too much to believe. But the wildest things happened. -Madeleine Stowe

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and CSIS have provided extraordinary co-operation, as I mentioned earlier. -Paul Cellucci

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. -Celine Dion

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. -Alexander Fleming

You could think of extraordinary examples to the contrary: The Grapes of Wrath… and even into the 70s. -Charlton Heston

I've had some lovely extraordinary experiences on New Year's Eve. -Debbie Harry

This was such an extraordinary situation that I simply could not accept it. -Erno Rubik

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. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

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. -Andrew Cohen

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. -Richard Attenborough

I wanted to look at them because I feel, internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life. -Sidney Poitier

I became startled by the extraordinary difference between something whose surface is completely invisible which only makes itself present by virtue of what it reflects, and a window, which doesn't make itself apparent at all, in the ideal case. -Jonathan Miller

That helped me to keep in touch with myself and to keep in touch with this really quite extraordinary language and literature into which I had pushed a little way. -Robert Fitzgerald

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? -John Keegan

Potentially he could be. He scored the goal four years ago in France against Argentina that was extraordinary. -Alan Hansen

I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way. -Martha Beck

I look for something that is highly unusual, involving ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations. -Walter Lord

I'm guilty of extraordinary naivete, I suppose. But it's a naivete that I really don't want to abandon, not even now. -Jock Sturges

My mother was electric onstage, and I vividly recall the extraordinary power she had over her audiences. -Lorna Luft

We have to promote a movie. It's just extraordinary that everybody I'm talkin' to loves this movie. -Joe Pantoliano

I regard many of the neoconservatives as personal friends, but that's not stopped them from behaving with extraordinary viciousness towards those of us who raised the immigration issue. -Peter Brimelow

Hamilton had one of those extraordinary 18th-century minds that touched on virtually every major topic of the day. -Ron Chernow

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. -Ajay Naidu

It was one of the most exciting, perfect evenings of my life, my solo debut at Carnegie Hall. And knowing we were all there to raise money for Gay Men's Health Crisis made the evening an extraordinary experience. -Bernadette Peters

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. -Peter O'Toole

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. -Mercy Otis Warren

Northern Uganda presents a situation of extraordinary violation of the rights of children. -Carol Bellamy

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. -Mary Chapin Carpenter

Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly. -Arthur Erickson

That's important to me, to find the extraordinary inside the ordinary. -Mark Haddon

The payment made by a manufacturer to a patentee for the privilege of using the patent process, is usually termed, in commercial language, a rent; and under the same head must be ranked all extraordinary qualities of body and mind. -Nassau William Senior

An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in inventing something. -Benoit Mandelbrot

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. -Lafcadio Hearn

They say it's good but I didn't know what I was doing until I got into the suit and they put the moustache on me, and somehow, when I got all the drag on, it came out. It was the most amazing thing. I'm truly extraordinary. -Harvey Korman

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

Be the responsibility on their heads who raise this novel and extraordinary question of reception, going to the unconstitutional abridgment, as I conceive, of the great right of petition inherent in the People of the United States. -Caleb Cushing

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. -Wade Boggs

The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy. -Francis Ford Coppola

Woman is the sun, an extraordinary creature, one that makes the imagination gallop. -Marcello Mastroianni

The world knows of a vast stock of epic material scattered up and down the nations; sometimes its artistic value is as extraordinary as its archaeological interest, but not always. -Lascelles Abercrombie

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. -Henry James Sumner Maine

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. -John Guare

No, United Artists was a very extraordinary organization, because once they had agreed on the director, they believed in letting him have his way. They trusted me, and that doesn't often happen. -John Schlesinger

We live in a democracy. We have this extraordinary opportunity to use our mind and say what we think, speak as we think. Sometimes what we say is objectionable to other people. But that is part of a free society. -Hal Holbrook

I like the tradition of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances and how they react to events which force them to be heroic in a way that is not in their natures. -Rob Lowe

We were surprised that the television series had the kind of longevity that it had after only four years of filming it and the reception in 6 countries around the world was quite extraordinary. -Paul Michael Glaser

I identified in a very deep way with the individuals I was writing about because the theme that runs through this story is of extraordinary hardship and the will to overcome it. -Laura Hillenbrand

It's the most extraordinary and saddest thing, the amount of talent out there not being seen. -Gedde Watanabe

I felt like an extraordinary hero. I was only five or six and I had the whole of life in my hands. Even if I had been driving the carriage of the sun I could not have felt any better. -Dario Fo

Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

I have this extraordinary curiosity about all subjects of the natural and human world and the interaction between the physical sciences and the social sciences. -Ian Hacking

I consider myself to be an inept pianist, a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter. What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary. -Billy Joel

The elasticity of Shakespeare is extraordinary. -Kenneth Branagh

Because I'm just an ordinary person that did some extraordinary things. -Donna Summer

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. -Colin Firth

But Racine's extraordinary powers as a writer become still more obvious when we consider that besides being a great poet he is also a great psychologist. -Lytton Strachey

When I'm playing a character like Jonathan in Ripley's Game I want to be in the moment when he's feeling pain; this very ordinary person who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances. -Dougray Scott

It seems extraordinary to have waited so long into one's life to have found the part that actually uses your basic rhythm. And I think that's always sort of what actors connect up with – their own sort of world. -Susan Sullivan

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. -Robert Toombs

It's extraordinary how inventive one can be with ethanol right now. -Daniel Yergin

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. -Robert Rauschenberg

I think it's the most extraordinary studio around. I would love to do my next project with Pixar. -Brad Bird

I know my theories and findings are hard for you to accept because they are so original and extraordinary. -Alex Chiu

It is quite extraordinary how very various are the opinions entertained on this point, and, before sifting them, one must be careful in the first place to eliminate from our inquiry the cases of that considerable class of persons who pinch themselves. -James Payn

So now, thirty years, forty years later, I mean, I could find a whole orchestra of a thousand to put these things together in New York City alone. In those days, if I could scrape up twenty musicians to do this it was something extraordinary. -Gunther Schuller

I wanted to raise the voice of a lot of the people that I knew growing up, and this was, for the most part, poor people who had extraordinary dreams but also very amazing obstacles. -Edwidge Danticat

The ultimate end is a nation that lies under the concept of the Declaration of Indepen dence. The Declaration of Independence is such an extraordinary statement – it was designed by people skeptical of government, local or national, but in particular national. -Malcolm Wallop

The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization. -Stephen Gardiner

In the Scottish Orkneys, the little stone houses with their single large room and central hearth had an extraordinary range of built-in furniture. -Stephen Gardiner

It is extraordinary to have time to again study Le nozze di Figaro and discover new things. -Riccardo Muti

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. -Liam Neeson

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. -Liam Neeson

But generally I am fine with a capital F; probably in extraordinary shape for a man of my age. -Malcolm Boyd

It's an extraordinary thing about Mozart is that you never tire of him… he never bores me, and he doesn't… not only bore me, that's too strong a word. -Peter Shaffer

I became obsessed with all these women who die never feeling they did anything extraordinary with their lives. -Salma Hayek

There's just something extraordinary about that Selma Hayek. -Woody Harrelson

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance. -Clifford Geertz

There are no heroes in most of my stories. I look at our society with a critical eye and find nothing extraordinary in the people I see. -Naguib Mahfouz

We are at a major epoch in human history, which is that we don't need sex to recreate the race. You can have babies without sex. This is the first time in human history that has been true, and it means, for example, we could do some extraordinary things. -David Cronenberg

Our top priority is our troops, who are making the extraordinary effort to fulfill the mission they have been given. Democrats will work with this Administration to better define that mission and a realistic expectation of success in Iraq. -Jim Clyburn

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

The moral effect of the thundering of one's own artillery is most extraordinary, and many of us thought that we had never heard any more welcome sound than the deep roaring and crashing that started in at our rear. -Fritz Kreisler

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. -Joan Armatrading

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. -Kenneth G. Wilson

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. -Barack Obama

Jane Austen was an extraordinary woman; to actually be able to survive as a novelist in those days – unmarried – was just unheard of. -Julie Walters

It's very strong after the birth. It's extraordinary. You can't watch anything to do with kids being harmed. -Julie Walters

Reality is always extraordinary. -Mary Ellen Mark

It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious. -Alfred North Whitehead

The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm. -Alexander Woollcott

One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable. -Salman Rushdie

I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary. -Billy Joel

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. -Edmund Hillary

The genius of the American system is that through freedom we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people. -Phil Gramm

Occasionally if you do something extraordinary, the crew responds with spontaneous applause, but that's very rare. -Claudia Christian

I had Courtney Love's left bosom out of her dress on my plate in front of me. It was extraordinary. I didn't know where to look. -Hugh Grant

Clint Eastwood is an extraordinary director because he knows the value of a buck. He knows where it will show on the screen. -Angela Lansbury

I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker. -Robertson Davies

To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude… the reason why old age was venerated in the past was because it was extraordinary. -Ronald Blythe

To be always in a state of wonder is a kind of sensitivity that can sometimes be an extraordinary blessing and sometimes a real pain. -Holly Near

Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary. -Boris Pasternak

I seem to have been everywhere in the last 30 years, maybe not in the epicenter but flying around the periphery of extraordinary events and equally extraordinary people. -Rupert Everett

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. -George Berkeley

It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them. -Gertrude Stein

I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts. -Thornton Wilder

God like Us suffers the ambition to make a destiny more extraordinary than was conceived for Him, yes God is like Me, only more so. -Norman Mailer

Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things. -Catherine Deneuve

For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination. -Arthur Conan Doyle

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth. -Denis Diderot

Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are. -Desmond Tutu

How extraordinary it is that one feels most guilt about the sins one is unable to commit. -V. S. Pritchett

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. -Michael Feinstein

There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with. Love shouldn't be one of them. Anything less than extraordinary is a waste of my time. -Jill Robinson

We have witnessed the most extraordinary devastation. The magnitude of the situation is unbelievable. It's just heartbreaking. -Kathleen Blanco

One of the big draws of the show is here's a guy who is ordinary in a lot of ways but, due to his profession, he's placed in extraordinary situations that he has to make right with action and with thought. That's what is appealing about Jack – he takes charge. -Kiefer Sutherland

I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences. -Sonia Sotomayor

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. -Sonia Sotomayor

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. -Sonia Sotomayor

Democracy is an extraordinary adventure. It's difficult, full of daring and risk and danger. But it's the greatest gift we have. -Jon Voight

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. -Elena Kagan

As proud as we are of this city and as extraordinary as it is, all of south Louisiana and all of the Gulf Coast is a very special place, and the federal government has underinvested in it year after year after year, whether it's education or health care. -Mary Landrieu

New Orleans is a city whose basic industry is the service industry. That's why it makes its money. That's – it brings people to the city. People come to the city and experience the wonders of this extraordinary city and everything else. The question is that, how do we create jobs which are the jobs that have pay, that – living wages? -Danny Glover

T Bone is genius. The way they've recorded my voice and the instrumentation to these songs is really quite extraordinary. -Betty Buckley

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. -Bruce Lee

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. -Julian Assange

I also believe that we have an extraordinary opportunity for the United States and European Union to lead the world in developing and implementing new and more efficient technologies – smart electrical grids and electrical vehicles. -Hillary Clinton

The animators are absolutely extraordinary. It's mind-boggling. -Helena Bonham Carter

I'm just an ordinary person who has an extraordinary job. -Julia Roberts

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. -Michelle Obama

I come here tonight as a sister, blessed with a brother who is my mentor, my protector and my lifelong friend. And I come here as a wife who loves my husband and believes he will be an extraordinary president. -Michelle Obama

The interesting thing about Hain is that he's not a very interesting character. He's not fabulously clever. He's not a great policeman. He's not hugely charismatic. I'd describe him as a kind-of Chekhovian character. He's an ordinary bloke, to whom extraordinary things have happened. Which is quite hard to play, I have to say. -Robbie Coltrane

I have always been a huge fan of Ridley Scott and certainly when I was a kid. 'Alien', 'Blade Runner' just blew me away because they created these extraordinary worlds that were just completely immersive. I was also an enormous Stanley Kubrick fan for similar reasons. -Christopher Nolan

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. -Daryn Kagan

And this is what was fascinating to me about 'The Help'; they were ordinary people who did extraordinary things. -Viola Davis

There is nothing special about Tim Scott. I'm an ordinary guy serving an extraordinary God and that makes the difference. -Tim Scott

I think the facts reveal that the European partners have taken extraordinary measures to help Greece address its problems. -Lucas Papademos

The cast, led by the extraordinary Jennifer Lawrence, is absolutely wonderful across the board. It's such a pleasure to see how they've embodied the characters and brought them to life. -Suzanne Collins

The principle that light can be in two places at the same time is absolutely extraordinary. -Alan Davies

A biopic would have required hiring an actor, and I always wanted to just let Bobby be Bobby. My thought was it would make it a more universal story to focus on ordinary people rather than this extraordinary man. -Emilio Estevez

The first time I had sat down to a meal I had grown on my own, along with a bottle of wine that we had made, I burst into tears. To be in touch and be in tune with that is an extraordinary gift. -Emilio Estevez

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. -Lenny Kravitz

My quality of life here in Quebec City is extraordinary. -Patrick Roy

I am deeply grateful to the citizens of Sarajevo and the Sarajevo Canton assembly for bestowing upon me this incredible honor of citizenship. I am so proud to now be a part of such an extraordinary part of the world and fellow citizen to the people I deeply love and admire. -Angelina Jolie

I've realized the extraordinary power of sports to heal, unite and inspire. I believe the Olympics will serve as the ultimate platform to provide positive changes and I hope to inspire all of Japan through my strong showing there. -Kohei Uchimura

Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. -Gerard Way

I always found the extraordinary loss of life in the First World War very moving. I remember learning about it as a very young child, as an eight- or nine-year-old, asking my teachers what poppies were for. Every year the teachers would suddenly wear these red paper flowers in their lapels, and I would say 'What does that mean?' -Tom Hiddleston

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. -Will Carling

I spent a lot of time protecting myself. I mean, I've met a lot of extraordinary people over the years – and I just wish I had been able to open myself up to them more. -Diane Keaton

I'm very humble in terms of knowing that television is an extraordinary collaborative medium and that one person alone cannot make a great TV show. -Shawn Ryan

I have this extraordinary life during the day, and then I get to come home to my sweet husband who loves to cook with me. I have a nice glass of wine, he has some scotch, we chat, we cook, and we hang out with the dog. I have an absolute dream life. -Rachael Ray

I just learned not to take a single thing for granted, and I think it just is extraordinary. -Vanessa Kerry

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. -Kate Mosse

I find it extraordinary that this purpose which drove how we viewed the world is now considered to be something that has no effect upon us. -Jeremy Paxton

It's been an extraordinary journey. I have learned so much along the way. I entered the modeling industry as a business person already. I always knew I belonged on the other side of the camera. -Kathy Ireland

I love shows about creating and cooking. Sometimes they're so extraordinary, you end up setting yourself to fail. -Jewel

Sometimes you meet people who can't swim. And I always think: 'Oh my God, that's extraordinary.' For me, it's always been a treat… I just feel really happy in the water. -David Walliams

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. -Andrew Motion

You stop planetary exploration, those people who do that extraordinary work are going to have to go do something else. -Bill Nye

The extraordinary thing about India is that it's such a family place. It's full of families everywhere. -Danny Boyle

I like action movies, even though I think action movies are kind of derided now. But there is something extraordinary about action movies, which is absolutely linked to the invention of cinema and what cinema is and why we love it. -Danny Boyle

I ran into an extraordinary doctor. He got up inside my head and figured out how my brain processed things, what my core values were, what my inner dialogue was. -Darrell Hammond

La Paz, Bolivia, is the most extraordinary city. -Phil Keoghan

I am writing more than I have ever done. My life has come back to me in the most extraordinary way. -Andrew Motion

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. -Scott Walker

If you have extraordinary bread and extraordinary butter, it's hard to beat bread and butter. -Jacques Pepin

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. -Bryan Singer

I've always hoped 'Chopped' would telegraph our enormous affection and love and admiration for chefs and food, but at the same time, we are inflicting extraordinary cruelty on them. -Ted Allen

I am literally smaller than life. I am an unextraordinary-looking person. I've seen people trying to hide their disappointment when they meet me, and I have to watch them get over it. -Terry Gross

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. -Jane Seymour

One's teachers all belonged to that generation who were imperialists, and the whole narrative throughout my adolescence was of countries leaving the empire. I find it extraordinary that this purpose which drove how we viewed the world is now considered to be something that has no effect upon us. -Jeremy Paxman

Abraham Lincoln comes from nothing, has no education, no money, lives in the middle of nowhere on the frontier. And despite the fact that he suffers one tragedy and one setback after another, through sheer force of will, he becomes something extraordinary: not only the president but the person who almost single-handedly united the country. -Seth Grahame-Smith

Extraordinary allegations require extraordinary evidence. -Lance Armstrong

Let us give publicity to H.I.V./AIDS and not hide it, because the only way to make it appear like a normal illness like TB, like cancer, is always to come out and say somebody has died because of H.I.V./AIDS, and people will stop regarding it as something extraordinary. -Nelson Mandela

I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances. -Nelson Mandela

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. -Mia Love

Oregonians aren't the only ones who recognize the extraordinary service and sacrifice of their state's National Guard. -Ron Wyden

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. -Greg Bear

My grandmother didn't live to see us begin our lives in public service. But she probably would have thought it extraordinary that just two generations after she arrived in San Antonio, one grandson would be the mayor and the other would be on his way – the good people of San Antonio willing- to the United States Congress. -Julian Castro

America is the story of everyday people who did extraordinary things. A story woven deep into the fabric of our society. -Marco Rubio

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. -Bill Bennett

I'm looking for backing for an unauthorized auto-biography that I am writing. Hopefully, this will sell in such huge numbers that I will be able to sue myself for an extraordinary amount of money and finance the film version in which I will play everybody. -David Bowie

I'm very successful and do lots of films but I've never actually done anything extraordinary. -Rachel Weisz

If you look at Shakespeare's history plays, what the setting of monarchy allows is this extraordinary intensification of emotions and predicament. -Tom Hooper

As human beings we have the most extraordinary capacity for evil. We can perpetrate some of the most horrendous atrocities. -Desmond Tutu

Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value. -Desmond Tutu

I think ABBA have a pure joy to their music and that's what makes them extraordinary. -Bono

You know how arrogant the French are – extraordinary. -Gordon Ramsay

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. -Thabo Mbeki

People go to extraordinary lengths to get films made. -Barbara Broccoli

All I can say is that I had an extraordinary childhood. -Barbara Broccoli

I've had extraordinary good luck with my health, other than a broken elbow. -Hillary Clinton

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. -Hugo Weaving

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. -Jon Favreau

Well, Mozart is extraordinary not only in that he became virtuoso along the lines of his father, but that he had that compositional gift, that melodic gift. By the time he was four, he was doing piano concertos with harmony in the background. -Twyla Tharp

At the height of the British Empire very few English novels were written that dealt with British power. It's extraordinary that at the moment in which England was the global superpower the subject of British power appeared not to interest most writers. -Salman Rushdie

Writers have been in terrible situations and have yet managed to produce extraordinary work. -Salman Rushdie

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. -Rowan Atkinson

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. -Richard Lugar

I am the woman I grew to be partly in spite of my mother, and partly because of the extraordinary love of her best friends, and my own best friends' mothers, and from surrogates, many of whom were not women at all but gay men. I have loved them my entire life, even after their passing. -Anne Lamott

For me, Barack Obama's election was a milestone of the most extraordinary kind. On the day he was elected I felt such hope in my heart. I thought we were seeing the beginning of a new era of equal opportunity across race and gender such as America had never known before. -Jesse Jackson

It's an extraordinary thing, this tiny little province of Northern Ireland, where carnage happened. And I was part of it. I grew up in it. -Liam Neeson

I had never been to a fashion show before going to the Burberry show last month. It was an extraordinary spectacle. I was incredibly green and had no idea what an undertaking it is. I also have a new respect for models because they are so close to the front row and must be so self-conscious. -Eddie Redmayne

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. -Eddie Redmayne

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. -Eddie Redmayne

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. -Eddie Redmayne

I'm on this extraordinary adventure, and if I have no one to talk to at the end of the night, I feel lonely. -Katy Perry

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. -James McGreevey

Truman Capote was a pop figure, but it wasn't until he went on David Susskind's show and had that extraordinary voice and manner that everyone could imitate, that he really took off as a figure. -James Wolcott

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. -Ai Weiwei

I adore America. It's an extraordinary country. A new country. -Yves Saint Laurent

We all know now that people can look good for their age. It isn't so extraordinary, I don't know why people go on about it so much. -Francesca Annis

Everything all the time in a city is extraordinary! -Doris Lessing

My grief is that the publishing world, the book writing world is an extraordinary shoddy, dirty, dingy world. -V. S. Naipaul

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. -Andy Serkis

I abhor anything that constitutes torture. Water-boarding, it's perfectly clear to me it is torture. I never supported extraordinary rendition to torture, always said that Guantanamo should be closed. There is no clash of ideals and pragmatism there. -David Miliband

As my other obligations are beginning to take an inordinate amount of time, I have asked to step down as WMG's board chairman, effective January 31, 2012. However, I will remain a director of the company and in that way, continue my association with Warner Music and its extraordinary people. -Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

I would like to prove that on TV, everyday lives can be as compelling as the life-styles of the rich and famous. Especially lives that we catch at extraordinary moments. -Jane Pauley

I'm an enormous fan of Ron Howard. I mean, he's the most extraordinary director. -Georgina Chapman

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. -Ron Fournier

By bringing the voices of the ordinary people faced with extraordinary challenges to television screens around the world, I hope to affect change in one community at a time. -Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

I never considered myself a lucky person. I'm the most extraordinary pessimist. I truly am. -Christopher Nolan

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. -Christopher Nolan

I'm an ordinary guy serving an extraordinary God – and that makes the difference. -Tim Scott

2012 has been an extraordinary year for our country. We cheered our Queen to the rafters with the Jubilee, showed the world what we're made of by staging the most spectacular Olympic and Paralympic Games ever and – let's not forget – punched way above our weight in the medals table. -David Cameron

Gabriel Byrne is an extraordinary human being. We have two extraordinary kids and we work at it. We were always friends. He stuck by me through very hard times, and I hope he'd say the same about me. -Ellen Barkin

You can't always do the extraordinary, in between you have to do the ordinary. Because if you didn't, what would constitute the extraordinary? -Christoph Waltz

The revival of the Right is as extraordinary as it would be if the public had demanded dozens of new nuclear plants in the days after the Three Mile Island disaster; if we had reacted to Watergate by making Richard Nixon a national hero. -Thomas Frank

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. -Ty Burrell

I don't see anybody as either ordinary or extraordinary. I see them simply as people in front of my lens. -Eve Arnold

Anyone who relishes art should love the extraordinary diversity and psychic magic of our art galleries. There's likely more combined square footage for the showing of art on one New York block – West 24th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues – than in all of Amsterdam's or Hamburg's galleries. -Jerry Saltz

In the late nineties, Katy Grannan began making haunting photographs of people who had extraordinary inner yens to be seen by strangers. -Jerry Saltz

Look, taste is clearly the crudest of our senses: this is scientifically, objectively factual. It is less nuanced. Eyesight is extraordinary – hearing, touch. I find people who devote their whole lives to taste a little strange. -Jonathan Safran Foer

Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. In Kyoto, there's an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It's the travel experience that has moved me the most. -Roman Coppola

When I'm in London, Claridge's is a great favourite. I'm a big fan of art deco architecture and the rooms are extraordinary. -Roman Coppola

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. -Dan Stevens

'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. -Dan Stevens

Meat is a big deal in my life. I do love breakfast food, but I don't think that's extraordinary. I'm a normal American. We love eggs and meat and potatoes and gravy. -Nick Offerman

I've done other things, but it always seems like my sci-fi projects have been what people respond to the most, because those fans are extraordinary, so passionate. -Summer Glau

There will always be vain, obsessive people who want to own rare and extraordinary things whatever the cost; there will always be people for whom owning beautiful, dangerous animals brings a sense of power and magic. -Susan Orlean

We associate the North Atlantic with cod. The motto of Newfoundland used to be 'In cod we trust.' It was a joke, but it was essentially true. But there is no cod anymore. And that's extraordinary. It's all because of either greed or politics – Canadian politics. -Simon Winchester

Millions upon millions of people came here full of hope and aspiration to this extraordinary land of liberty and opportunity, and helped build the United States. So the Atlantic Ocean was absolutely critical to the story of America. -Simon Winchester

The amount of piracy is extraordinary. People don't realize how big it is. -Lorenzo di Bonaventura

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. -Michael Sheen

My hero is Michelle Williams, who I grew close to when we did 'Meek's Cutoff.' She's an extraordinary actor and mom. -Zoe Kazan

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? -Ingrid Newkirk

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. -Barry Diller

Martin Sheen was extraordinary. He's a very gifted man. -Terrence Malick

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. -Toby Jones

Quantum physics is a bit of a passion of mine. It's extraordinary. There's a branch of mathematics that is based on lunacy, and that's wonderful. -Bob Hoskins

Congress has funded numerous programs to provide care and compensation to 9/11 victims, spending several billion dollars on extraordinary and unprecedented efforts. -Michael Enzi

'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. -Hoda Kotb

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. -Bernie Sanders

The U.S. constitution is an extraordinary document. In my view, it should not be amended often. -Bernie Sanders

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. -Judy Woodruff

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. -Simon Callow

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. -Jonathan Demme

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. -Leslie Jamison

I think 'Game of Thrones' was extraordinary. I want to do some period pieces. It would be lovely to tell great stories, that is my main ambition. And to be working with amazing creators. -Stana Katic

I'm extremely blessed to have the extraordinary mother that I have, and I don't mean Diana Ross, I mean the mother. My mom paved a road that didn't exist, as did Oprah. -Tracee Ellis Ross

The real art is not to come up with extraordinary clever words but to make ordinary simple words do extraordinary things. To use the language that we all use and to make amazing things occur. -Graham Swift

I think what I like to do is to begin with the ordinary and find the extraordinary in it. -Graham Swift

My timing in life has been extraordinary. I've ridden the crest of the wave of the women's movement. -Susan Sullivan

In terms of number of movies, I've been in an extraordinary amount. If you count only the minutes I'm onscreen, it's not so long. -Wallace Shawn

You know, I'm a fan of Laurie Anderson. One of my favorite records is 'The Ugly One With the Jewels,' a spoken-word record. It's an extraordinary album. -Emmylou Harris

I rode all around Hollywood listening to Donna Summer, looking out the window – all by myself – just going, 'I'm number one!' It's a pretty extraordinary feeling. -Jimmy Webb

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. -Geraldine Brooks

There is absolutely no doubt that the extraordinary Donna Summer belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. -Jon Landau

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. -Criss Angel

The special forces gave me the self-confidence to do some extraordinary things in my life. Climbing Everest then cemented my belief in myself. -Bear Grylls

People are the key to success or extraordinary success. -Azim Premji

Excess exercise tends to be counterbalanced by excess hunger, exemplified by the phrase 'working up an appetite.' A few people with extraordinary willpower can resist such hunger day after day, but for the vast majority, weight loss through exercise is a flawed option. -Andrew Weil

The moment that changed me for ever was when I had my first seminar with my history professor at the University of Sussex. I realised that history would answer all the questions I had spent my life asking. It was an extraordinary moment. -Philippa Gregory

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. -Juno Temple

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. -Juno Temple

I just got my work visa to shoot 'American Horror Story,' and my official status is 'alien with extraordinary abilities.' -Lizzie Brochere

We get these lives for free. I didn't do anything to get this life, and no matter what the hardships are, it is free and, in a way, it's an extraordinary bargain. -Junot Diaz

It's extraordinary how many people read a book that's new and weird and befriend it. -Junot Diaz

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. -Junot Diaz

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. -Robert Winston

It's extraordinary to think that if you walked into a room and said you had never heard of Hamlet, you would be regarded as a Philistine. But you could walk into the same room and say, 'I don't know what a proton is,' and people would just laugh and say, 'Why should you know?' -Robert Winston

The Sistine Chapel is an extraordinary work of education – it lays out all the early books of the Bible. -Peter Greenaway

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. -Jamaica Kincaid

The written word is the only anchor we have in life. How extraordinary would it be if we had even three or four paragraphs written honestly about their lives by our ancestors? -Randy Wayne White

Cate Blanchett is somebody who I could watch do anything. I love what an extraordinary chameleon she can be. There's something about the way she bends and transforms that feels otherworldly to me. -Maggie Siff

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. -Dan Chaon

The 1960s was a period when writers in the West began to be aware of the extraordinary eloquence and popular attraction of the Russian poets such as Yevtushenko and Voznesensky – oppositional figures who could draw crowds. The Russian poets recited from memory as a matter of course. -James Fenton

It's a great privilege and an honour to have the experiences and opportunities that I do to meet extraordinary Australians right across our country who share a great generosity of spirit. -Quentin Bryce

Why does the past seem so magical, so fraught, so luminous? At the time it was just, ugh, another boring bloody day. But, to look back on, it's a day full of miracles and light and extraordinary events. Why is this? What process do we apply to the past, to give it this vividness? I don't know. -John Banville

We looked too long for God and truth through words alone. The fruit for humanity has been rather limited, it seems to me – especially when I observe every day the extraordinary amount of unhappy and angry people in well educated and 'religious' countries. -Richard Rohr

What seems extraordinary is that the richest countries in the world, in terms of economic output, are the ones where we work hardest. -Tom Hodgkinson

It is extraordinary how safe flying has become. You are now statistically more likely to be elected president of the United States in your lifetime than you are to die in a plane crash. What an amazing achievement as a society! But what we end up focusing on are the catastrophic failures that are incredibly rare but happen every now and then. -Steven Johnson

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. -Ted Dekker

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. -James Frey

McDonald's has been extraordinary at site selection; it was a pioneer in studying the best places for retail locations. One of the things it did is study very carefully where sprawl was headed. -Eric Schlosser

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. -Gail Collins

The fundamental aspect of video is not the image, even though you can stand in amazement at what can be done electronically, how images can be manipulated and the really extraordinary creative possibilities. For me the essential basis of video is the movement – something that exists at the moment and changes in the next moment. -Bill Viola

To have a huge, friendly whale willingly approach your boat and look you straight in the eye is without doubt one of the most extraordinary experiences on the planet. -Mark Carwardine

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. -Mark Z. Danielewski

It's increasingly clear that governments, major corporations, banks, universities and other such bodies view the defense of their secrets as a desperate matter of institutional survival, so much so that the state has gone to extraordinary lengths to punish and/or threaten to punish anyone who so much as tiptoes across the informational line. -Matt Taibbi

The only reason investors haven't run screaming from an obviously corrupt financial marketplace is because the government has gone to such extraordinary lengths to sell the narrative that the problems of 2008 have been fixed. -Matt Taibbi

When you read the Koran, you give up. At least the Bible is very beautiful because Jews have an extraordinary literary talent. -Michel Houellebecq

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. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I'm on a crusade to get movie directors to get their science right because, more often than they believe, the science is more extraordinary than anything they can invent. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

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. -Vikas Swarup

Being in Harlem on the night of Barack Obama's election was extraordinary. It was the best street party I have ever gone to, and it felt like the period of American history which began with slavery had ended that evening. -Hari Kunzru

Before we condemn the jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman, we should remember that they were asked to do something extraordinary. They were asked to listen to the facts and apply the law to the best of their ability in a case the world was watching. -Alafair Burke

In 1998, I was screening 'Good Will Hunting' at Camp David. And I was saying, 'Nice to meet you, Mr. President. Nice to meet you, Mrs. Clinton.' Madeleine Albright, Sandy Berger, Senator Daschle. It was an extraordinary day. -Lawrence Bender

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. -James Badge Dale

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. -Andre Leon Talley

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. -Jacques Audiard

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. -Victor Pinchuk

The seed for my novel 'Half Brother' was planted in my mind over twenty years ago, but didn't germinate until late 2007 when I came across the obituary for Washoe, an extraordinary chimpanzee who had learned over 250 words of American Sign Language. -Kenneth Oppel

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. -Saint Basil

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. -Andrew Marr

I hadn't realized quite how extraordinary Charles Lindbergh's achievement was in flying the Atlantic alone. He had never flown over open water before, but he flew straight to Dingle Bay in Ireland and then on to Paris, exactly as planned. -Bill Bryson

Whenever anything extraordinary is done in American municipal politics, whether for good or for evil, you can trace it almost invariably to one man. The people do not do it. Neither do the 'gangs,' 'combines,' or political parties. -Lincoln Steffens

I'm not a star, and I don't want to be a star. Stars fall. I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job. -Bernie Mac

I do not doubt that services like social games and coupons bring delight to people's lives, and I mean no disrespect to the hard work that has made them possible. But in the face of threats to humanity's future on the one hand and the extraordinary potential of mankind on the other, at some point we must ask: are we capable of more? -Justin Rosenstein

I once had an extraordinary experience with former prime minister Ted Heath. Both of his eyes, including the whites, turned jet black, and I seemed to be looking into two black holes. -David Icke

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. -Anne Hathaway

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. -Marisa Berenson

Celebrity has some amazing advantages, of course it does. You're given an extraordinary power. It's a door-opener. I might not have to queue for things. -Geri Halliwell

Like a lot of people, I've got a self-loathing streak that's alive and well. It acts as a de facto engine when I'm working, but it also has its extraordinary pitfalls, too. -Ryan Reynolds

The Chinese have done some extraordinary things in terms of the investments they've made in alternative sources of energy. -Henry Paulson

I really enjoy travelling around the world. I get to meet some extraordinary people. -Ross Kemp

Human evolution, at first, seems extraordinary. How could the process that gave rise to slugs and oak trees and fish produce a creature that can fly to the moon and invent the Internet and cross the ocean in boats? -Steven Pinker

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. -Luca Parmitano

Trust gives you the permission to give people direction, get everyone aligned, and give them the energy to go get the job done. Trust enables you to execute with excellence and produce extraordinary results. As you execute with excellence and deliver on your commitments, trust becomes easier to inspire, creating a flywheel of performance. -Douglas Conant

The entrepreneurial life is one of challenge, work, dedication, perseverance, exhilaration, agony, accomplishment, failure, sacrifice, control, powerlessness… but ultimately, extraordinary satisfaction. -David S. Rose

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. -Brian Greene

I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude. -Brene Brown

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. -Jada Pinkett Smith

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. -David Chipperfield

Pick up a sunflower and count the florets running into its centre, or count the spiral scales of a pine cone or a pineapple, running from its bottom up its sides to the top, and you will find an extraordinary truth: recurring numbers, ratios and proportions. -Charles Jencks

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. -Jack Straw

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. -Jody Williams

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. -Marcus du Sautoy

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. -Andrea Bocelli

I don't have an extraordinary degree of self-confidence, but I know the gift I have been given from God and I try to share it with as many people as possible. Having a great voice is not a merit. I don't think it is a merit. -Andrea Bocelli

Economies are complex beasts that need people to do an extraordinary range of tasks. -Geoff Mulgan

When I first saw California, it was extraordinary. Because I came from old, black, dark England, still recovering from World War II. I grew up with bomb sites everywhere. -Geoffrey West

A monk's extraordinary patience can be a hindrance to desperate decision-making. -Harsha Bhogle

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. -Harsha Bhogle

Even the best community organizations and faith-based initiatives and the extraordinary charity of Americans across the country can't carry the brunt of eliminating poverty. -Irwin Redlener

I was an accidental banker. To please my parents, I went for an interview with Chase Manhattan Bank in 1983. They promised to send me into their offices in more than 40 countries and essentially audit the practices. It was an extraordinary job. -Jacqueline Novogratz

Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it's produced the most extraordinary results in human culture. -Ken Robinson

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. -Jessica Hecht

Being a part of 'Sex and the City' was like being at the center of the universe – it was extraordinary. -James Remar

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. -Don Tapscott

I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. -Sonia Sotomayor

People are starting to know more about it, but I was blown away by Almaty, Kazakhstan. It's like a future Swiss Alps. It has the potential to be an extraordinary ski resort. It is a city with beautiful mountain scapes. -Lisa Ling

It feels nice to be loved, but let me tell you there are 10 times more better looking, stylish and talented guys than me. So there's no solid reason for me to be proud! I don't think I have done anything extraordinary to change people's lives. -Salman Khan

What I love is a good role. In the theatre, there is just a canon of extraordinary roles, the quality of character is amazing, but I also love working in front of a camera. It was the first one for me; as a kid I was in front of a camera. I feel at home. -Megan Follows

When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters. -Kristin Armstrong

The thing that enchants me the most is the ability women have to feel other people's pain. The total empathy that women have is extraordinary. -Ashton Kutcher

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.' -Justin Kirk

I've always loved the power of stories to transport me to another world, to imagine extraordinary possibilities, to experience things I may not have access to in my regular life – like being a superhero! Also, I would always put on shows for my family and the neighbors; I guess I was an actor before I even knew it. -Kandyse McClure

Estelle Getty used the language of a truck driver, or a sailor. Bea Arthur didn't wear shoes. Bea Arthur was a comic genius. Her timing was extraordinary. -Leland Orser

I don't like going for more than a year without doing theatre. I don't mind falling flat on my face so long as I feel I'm open to the possibility of something extraordinary happening. -Sophie Okonedo

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. -Sophie Okonedo

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. -Luchino Visconti

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. -Stephen Lang

Under the Dodd-Frank law, the SEC got the lion's share of the rules to write, more than 100 rules, and we have done an extraordinary amount of that. Eighty percent have been either proposed or adopted. So, a lot, a lot accomplished but of course, more to do. -Mary Schapiro

I think I may try and write something about my pretty extraordinary experience with the 101st in Iraq. -Rick Atkinson

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. -Brian Dennehy

As the stars make more and more money – one person gets $12 million, $14 million, $15 million, $20 million – everyone else is expected to work for peanuts. And that includes some extraordinary actors who are, today, working for peanuts because the production companies have decided they don't need to pay these people, and they don't. -Brian Dennehy

I do love acting. But to work as a photojournalist would have been extraordinary. -Jessica Lange

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. -Judith Rodin

After costs, only the top 3% of managers produce a return that indicates they have sufficient skill to just cover their costs, which means that going forward, and despite extraordinary past returns, even the top performers are expected to be only as good as a low-cost passive index fund. The other 97% can be expected to do worse. -Eugene Fama

I don't have an extraordinary degree of self-confidence, but I know the gift I have been given from God, and I try to share it with as many people as possible. -Andrea Bocelli

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. -Kiefer Sutherland

If you look at people that have survived crashing in the mountains and lived up in the snow for 40 days – it's possible to do extraordinary feats. -Sylvester Stallone

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. -Chris Vance

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. -Zeljko Ivanek

All of my life had been spent in the shadow of apartheid. And when South Africa went through its extraordinary change in 1994, it was like having spent a lifetime in a boxing ring with an opponent and suddenly finding yourself in that boxing ring with nobody else and realising you've to take the gloves off and get out, and reinvent yourself. -Athol Fugard

I'm really interested in the extraordinary found in the normal. Hopefully, my books don't take you to an entirely different place but make you look at things around you. -Mark Haddon

'Painting like a child' isn't a negative for me… it's something only great artists can really achieve. The childlike quality of some of Picasso's drawings is precisely what makes them so masterful and extraordinary; the ability to express complete visions, feelings and portraits through a continuous line. -Damien Hirst

I've always been a champion of kids pursuing their dreams. But sometimes in life, extraordinary circumstances may force us to temporarily put our dreams on hold. The most important thing is to never lose sight of that dream, no matter what punches life may throw in our way. -Marlo Thomas

I never expected the White House to be warm, and the artwork on the walls was extraordinary. I am a fan of the Louvre, but being there it was almost just as good. -Jill Scott

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. -Muhammad Yunus

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. -Rachel Nichols

It's extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. The things that people always go on about is, 'tell us about us', 'tell us about the first human being'. We are so self-obsessed with our own history. There is so much more out there than what connects to us. -David Attenborough

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. -David Attenborough

My biggest ambition when I was younger was to appear on stage at what was then Nimrod, which is the theatre where my father used to take me on Sunday afternoons to see matinees. The most extraordinary things used to occur on that stage. -David Wenham

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. -James D. Watson

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. -Andy Warhol

I'm a regular person with an extraordinary job. -Julia Roberts

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. -Drew Barrymore

I find age such a foreign concept. I have to be reminded. I still have the extraordinary feeling of adventure, striking out into unknown fields. -William Shatner

I adored my mother, and I will always have extraordinary memories about her and remember her, and she opened the doors for me to appreciate arts. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

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. -Pete Townshend

There are those who believe that the value of a children's book can be measured only in terms of the moral lessons it tries to impose or the perfect role models it offers. Personally, I happen to think that a book is of extraordinary value if it gives the reader nothing more than a smile or two. In fact, I happen to think that's huge. -Barbara Park

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! -Marcus Samuelsson

To live as an artist requires hard work or some extraordinary good fortune to come your way. -William Boyd

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. -Jim Lee

When our mothers are alive and healthy, they do extraordinary things… like the mothers of Plaza de Mayo, who marched in Argentinean plazas, defying the military junta dictatorship and demanding the whereabouts of their abducted children… or the Liberian mothers who faced down civil war armed only with T-shirts and courage. -Liya Kebede

I think if I just do what I do every day, on the extraordinary Olympic stage, I could be a podium contender. -Gracie Gold

David Bowie worked with Brian Eno and dressed up in extraordinary clothes, but he was also a brilliant songwriter who captured the thoughts of a generation. He was hugely successful, without compromise. -Bat for Lashes

Growing up in a cold place, in Southern Ontario, Woolrich was a brand of choice for us because it was always warm and comfortable. The parka with the fur on it was standard fare for us. It's extraordinary that they have kept up with the times. Beyond the parka, they have changed, and they have some pretty hip, cool items which I wear. -Douglas Kirkland

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. -Sarah Churchwell

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. -Aminatta Forna

For anyone who devours the web on a daily basis, the biggest problem is too much of a good thing. There's so much extraordinary content – from articles to images, videos and Tweets – that it's almost impossible to keep track of it. -Ryan Holmes

Jesus was a human being, bound by history and the natural world; an extraordinary man, to be sure, but still a man. -Paul Verhoeven

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. -Samuel Barnett

The extraordinary thing about my mother, she's so modest about me. -George Gershwin

Working for President Nixon was the most extraordinary professional experience of my life. He was endlessly fascinating: brilliant, visionary, kind, generous, warm, funny – and yes, a good man. -Monica Crowley

I am just doing photo shoots. It's not something that extraordinary. I'm not a great artist, I'm not writing books, I'm not a painter, and people in the streets ask me for a picture or a note, and I say, 'Why?' -Carine Roitfeld

I have an iPod, but I do still love CDs. There's something nice and tangible about a CD. I'm a mixture of old and new – I love my sewing machine, but I've also embraced new technology. The iPad is what did it for me – it's extraordinary. -Twiggy

As technology breaks down the physical barriers of college campuses, the extraordinary intellectual capital of the educator community is becoming available to anyone committed to learning – regardless of age, income or location. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

My giving story started with my parents – my late mother, Frances Arrillaga, who dedicated her life to philanthropic and community service, and my father, John Arrillaga, whose daily generosity of heart, mind, and hands-on contributions make him one of the most extraordinary philanthropists I know. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

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. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

We know that U.S. voters, and world leaders, allow Obama extraordinary leeway when it comes to deadly drone strikes, precisely because of his politics, character and background. (We are talking about a man, after all, who won the Nobel Peace Prize while ordering the automated killing of suspected Muslim terrorists around the world). -Glenn Greenwald

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. -Jason Mraz

I guess my music career is my personal life. You know, I've always been a writer who wants to write about my experiences. And so this experience being added to that, I – I want to live extraordinary experiences. And when I give advice to people, I want it to be sage advice. -Jason Mraz

If you don't have a father, you don't miss it, because you don't know what it is. It was really only when I married Wyatt Cooper that I understood what it was like to have a father, because he was just an extraordinary father. -Gloria Vanderbilt

'Friends' played in this territory of being funny, and then also just grabbing your heart. And not afraid of that. It was a comedic soap opera. Not being afraid to have an audience feel something, laugh and cry, was quite extraordinary and quite wonderful. -Warren Littlefield

We should all strive to be extraordinary, and that starts with a focus on our own capabilities instead of those of our opponents. -Don Yaeger

I was a regular dork. I was a kid who was scrawny and all that, and probably kind of dumb or something. I wasn't unordinary; I wasn't extraordinary. -James Mercer

I write about people who are usually damaged or neglected by society finding each other and forming relationships that are quite extraordinary and in some cases life-saving. I've had a few of those relationships, which I value highly. -Matthew Quick

Amy Winehouse was not a person I ever met, and I can't say that I am overly conversant in all of her music. I do have her albums, and years ago, when I first heard her sing, I thought she was extraordinary. The tone of her voice, her phrasing, her raw appearance – these qualities were extremely captivating to me. -Henry Rollins

We can use decision-making to choose the habits we want to form, use willpower to get the habit started, then – and this is the best part – we can allow the extraordinary power of habit to take over. At that point, we're free from the need to decide and the need to use willpower. -Gretchen Rubin

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. -Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

Whenever teenage girls and corporate CEOs covet the same new technology, something extraordinary is happening. -Michael J. Saylor

The idea is to take the most ordinary things and make them extraordinary, as Gerard Manley Hopkins does in his poems. -Alfonso A. Ossorio

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. -Randall Kennedy

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. -Jason Silva

For the past 25 years as an adoption attorney, I have witnessed the extraordinary courage and compassion of women – from age 14 to 40 – facing unplanned pregnancy. Not once did I believe that the government should interfere with their personal and private decision. -Ann McLane Kuster

I like conflict – someone who challenges me, someone who I can look up to, someone who can keep me in check. Love has to be extraordinary; otherwise, there's no point in it. I just haven't met anyone who's made me feel that way. -Ranbir Kapoor

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. -Ranbir Kapoor

Nothing extraordinary happens to a cricketer if you time his career – which is very short. -Virat Kohli

The School of the Art Institute is an extraordinary teaching institution by the fact that it believes that active studio artists are good teachers. That may seem an obvious statement, but in higher education, it is often the student's course evaluations that win the day with administrators. -Michelle Grabner

My wife is the most wonderful woman in the world, and my parents are the most extraordinary father and mother. -Akhil Sharma

The main goal in my life is to make extraordinary things out of the ordinary. -Vittorio Grigolo

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. -Alice Waters

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. -Richard Dawkins

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. -Margaret Geller

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. -John Tyler Bonner

That's the trouble with stories. People start out fantastic. You think they're extraordinary, but it turns out as the work goes along, they're just average with a good education. -Grace Paley

Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors. -Sylvia Mathews Burwell

In Formula One, the car can make a difference in a way that a driver cannot. Whereas Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna spent their early seasons in second-rate machinery, Hamilton walked into the equal best car on the grid. His first season none the less has, by any standards, been extraordinary. -Martin Jacques

One of the extraordinary features of the Blair government has been its slavish support for the central tenets of Bush's foreign policy – above all, the war in Iraq. During the Cold War, the Wilson government resisted the suggestion that it should send troops to Vietnam. -Martin Jacques

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. -Martin Jacques

I think HBO seems to have an extraordinary clever knack of catching the pulse of its audience. It really, really knows its audience. -James Cosmo

The Jewish story is the story of wandering. It is the story of extraordinary heterogeneous complication. -Simon Schama

I'm looking for a world where love will no longer be extraordinary. -Patch Adams

Nothing teaches great writing like the very best books do. Yet, good teachers often help students cross that bridge, and I have to say that I had a few extraordinary English teachers in high school whom I still credit for their guidance. -Julia Glass

I have a deep and ongoing love of Iceland, particular the landscape, and when writing 'Burial Rites,' I was constantly trying to see whether I could distill its extraordinary and ineffable qualities into a kind of poetry. -Hannah Kent

For several decades, I believed it was necessary to be extraordinary if you wanted to write, and since I wasn't, I gave up my ambition and settled down to a life of reading. -Diane Setterfield

I find Suez astonishing for the first hour. It is a ditch in a desert, but a stunning one. The sensation of being hemmed in by huge ships, moving at a stately pace through a man-made waterway, is extraordinary. -Rose George

I've always been aware of both how extraordinarily normal and how extraordinarily extraordinary my life has been. It's always been important, first to my parents when I was younger, and now very much to me, to live in the world. I would never want to live in a cloister. -Chelsea Clinton

Buckminster Fuller was one of those world historic geniuses who reminded us of the extraordinary things that are possible, and inspires all of us to set about doing them! -Marianne Williamson

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. -Noam Chomsky

I worked with Steven Spielberg on 'AI,' and his level of preparation was extraordinary. He told me there was a time at the beginning when he was a bit more spontaneous and went over budget, and it absolutely wrecked his head. When you look at the power and assuredness of his movies, it makes sense that he works out so much in advance. -Brendan Gleeson

The pent-up demand for the good life in China is extraordinary. -Steve Wynn

I'm much more interested in lesser-known eccentrics and characters and performers. Like Matthew Buchinger, who was born in Germany in 1674, had no arms or legs and yet did magic, and had 14 kids, and made the most extraordinary calligraphy. -Ricky Jay

I do like silver. I love antiques. I collect Georgian glass at home. When you think about how fragile that it is and think about how long these things have lasted – some of it is 400 years old – I find the history of these things extraordinary. -Anthony Warlow

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. -John Wells

People say to me, 'Well, how do you direct Meryl Streep?' You're not wandering over to Meryl telling her how to act. She's an extraordinary talent and unbelievably hard working; she works harder than anyone I have ever worked with before. -John Wells

People are seeing the impact of climate change around them in extraordinary patterns of floods and droughts, wildfires, heatwaves and powerful storms. -John Holdren

What I learned at Miramax is that if you see where extraordinary creative talent can be brought into the family, move quickly, because if you don't, someone else will. -Scott Greenstein

The work of the Lord is done by ordinary people who work in an extraordinary way. -Gordon B. Hinckley

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. -Gordon B. Hinckley

Just as computer technology and the Internet created whole new industries and extraordinary benefits for people that extend into almost every realm of human endeavor from education to transportation to medicine, genetics will undoubtedly benefit people everywhere in ways we can't even imagine but know will surely occur. -Anne Wojcicki

There is an extraordinary collaborative spirit when you are learning and growing. -Robbie Robertson

Record making is an extraordinary experience. -Robbie Robertson

My mother is extraordinary. She understood me and never tried to hold me back. -Robbie Robertson

It's extraordinary that revolutions taking place around the world were sparked by communication on the Internet. -Robbie Robertson

As a street performer, I have learned that everybody wants to connect. And that usually, if you're a bit extraordinary, if you're not exactly of human appearance, then people will feel inclined to participate and to feel out loud. It's as though you made something resonate within them. -Natasha Tsakos

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. -Cynthia P. Schneider

Like every parent, when you start your family, your life completely changes. And you completely live for someone else. I find that the most extraordinary thing. Your life is handed over to someone else. From that moment on, they come first in every choice you make. It's the most wonderful thing. -Angelina Jolie

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. -Drew Gilpin Faust

Ted Williams, an extraordinary hitter in his day, has said the swing starts in the hips, and Sosa arrived with one of the strongest lower bodies in the game. -Bill Dedman

There is an extraordinary degree of amity among Washington poets. They hang together. You would be hard pressed to find that in Manhattan. -Maxine Kumin

When you are brought up as a frozen child, you go on freezing. It wasn't until I had my four sons, who have brought me immense joy, that I began to thaw. That I realised how utterly extraordinary my childhood was. -John le Carre

In my day, MI6 – which I called the Circus in the books – stank of wartime nostalgia. People were defined by secret cachet: one man did something absolutely extraordinary in Norway; another was the darling of the French Resistance. We didn't even show passes to go in and out of the building. -John le Carre

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. -Jane Goodall

I find it extraordinary that anyone would have an intellectual conversion to Roman Catholicism. -Peter Singer

When people send people on summer camps or bonding trips, they send them to do things like high rope climbing or extraordinary things. And when you do extraordinary things with people, like fighting battles or simulating huge wars, you do bond very quickly. -Anna Popplewell

British people are surprised that I'm British! It's extraordinary, I get tweets every day from British people saying, 'I had no idea you were British.' -David Harewood

It would be extraordinary if the BBC were to make me the first black 'Doctor Who;' it would be extraordinary. -David Harewood

I have a lot of respect for His Majesty Juan Carlos. I call him Uncle Juan because he is an extraordinary person whom I have known for a long time. -Mohammed VI of Morocco

In 1984, showing extraordinary courage, a group of Guatemalan wives, mothers and other relatives of disappeared people banded together to form the Mutual Support Group for the Appearance Alive of Our Relatives. -Stephen Kinzer

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. -Anthony Fauci

My experience is in merging extraordinary creative content with innovative global commerce. -Natalie Massenet

'Last Resort,' to me, is very much about finding truth and integrity in an extraordinary situation. -Jessy Schram

'The Black Prism' is a story about two brothers who respect and fear and admire and contend with and shape each other. In other words, it's a story of normal brothers – who happen to be in extraordinary circumstances. -Brent Weeks

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. -John Hughes

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. -Jason Mraz

Christians are as subject to complacency as anybody else, and we can certainly settle into repetition and forget that something radical and extraordinary is being asked of us as well – that we hold to an extraordinary promise about how, from moment to moment, something enters the world and enters us, after which everything is different. -Francis Spufford

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.' -Lee Hall

I've said it before about the Nobel Prize: it's like being struck by a more or less benign avalanche. It was unexpected, unlooked for, and extraordinary. -Seamus Heaney

My father was an extraordinary man. -Nicolas Roeg

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. -Nicolas Roeg

I know quite a few eco designers who build dresses out of old couture gowns. They disassemble, 'upcycle,' and reuse them in extraordinary ways. To me, that's a sustainable way of doing things. -Suzy Amis

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. -Ger Duany

Somewhere during the 'Next to Normal' Broadway run, I found myself learning more about myself onstage than in real life, and I truly realized the beautiful, tremendous, extraordinary gift that is performing. -Jennifer Damiano

I will waste an extraordinary amount of time, you know. And if it's not watching television, I'll be sitting staring out of the window. And yes, I know there's the idea of the artist, sitting there doing nothing while things are going on, but actually, no. It's vacant space. I'm thinking about the laundry. -Glen Duncan

I would love to do a Black Widow movie. That's perfect, I would love to do that. That character is really interesting: she doesn't have any superpowers; she just has extraordinary skills, and the world that she comes from, being this ex-K.G.B. assassin, I find that really fascinating, yeah. -Neil Marshall

I really admire paintings that look like an actual snapshot – I think that's just extraordinary. -Samuel Barnett

With Millais's paintings, it's microscopic; when he does hair, it's extraordinary: you can see every strand. -Samuel Barnett

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. -Brian Acton

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. -Claire Cameron

People like Aphex Twin, Jason Pierce, Jarvis Cocker and William Orbit are actively showing their interest in a wider field of music. Jarvis and I met on a benefit for an extraordinary man called LaMonte Young, the father of minimalism, who worked with John Cale and shared a loft with Yoko Ono. -Charles Hazlewood

The Southbank Centre Unlimited Festival was a distinct moment in time, an amazing counterpoint to the London 2012 Paralympics. There is no question that a major shift in perspective is taking place, that the world is waking up and greeting – as if for the first time – the extraordinary community of people with disability. -Charles Hazlewood

There is this tremendous body of knowledge in the world of academia where extraordinary numbers of incredibly thoughtful people have taken the time to examine on a really profound level the way we live our lives and who we are and where we've been. That brilliant learning sometimes gets trapped in academia and never sees the light of day. -Malcolm Gladwell

You need to have extraordinary wisdom to be the forerunner. -Ma Huateng

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. -Candice Millard

I have these beautiful children and this extraordinary family, and to think in any way shape or form that that's wrong or that there's shame in that or that there's something to hide actually turns my stomach. -Sean Maher

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. -Kate O'Mara

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. -John James Audubon

Mary and Jesus had this extraordinary relationship between them. What a teacher Mary is, really. It is the ultimate trusting; that she had to trust God, that she was so privileged to be the mother of the Savior, that she had to stand there as a mother and watch her son being murdered and trust that that is what he came to do. -Roma Downey

'Dr Who' is an extraordinary association that I have because I didn't realise until I was in the show quite how worldwide it is and how popular and how dear it is to so many people's hearts. -Bonnie Langford

I once met a man who was a billionaire, and I said to him: 'Are you a self-made man?' – and he turned around and said: 'No man is self-made;' and certainly, if you want to make films or get into television or even theatre, the amount of help that you need, the amount of people who need to give you a helping hand is extraordinary. -Christian McKay

From Clara Barton's tireless work founding the American Red Cross to the first female Medal of Honor winner, Dr. Mary Walker, to our first female combat fighter pilot Lt. Kara Hultgreen, no list of American heroes is complete without the names of some of these extraordinary women. -Brian Kilmeade

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. -Thomas E. Mann

I was there at the birth of my son and had the extraordinary feeling when I first saw him of thinking this was the first person I would willingly die for. I had the same strong feelings when my daughter was born. -Robert Powell

I never do research unless it's extraordinary circumstances. -Malcolm McDowell

I have a very nice garden and extraordinary markets, where there are products from the earth and the sea, in the French Basque country. -Alain Ducasse

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. -Kate Bush

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. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Tennis doesn't owe me anything. Tennis is one of the fairest sports. It's given me so many extraordinary feelings. -David Ferrer

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. -Jodi Kantor

'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. -Luke Evans

I come from a country that lives and breathes rugby, and I didn't think there would be anywhere else in the world that could be the same. But New Zealand takes it to another dimension. It's extraordinary how much passion Kiwis have for the game. -Luke Evans

Peter Jackson's instincts are extraordinary, as is his stamina. -Christopher Lee

The Tea Party elites gained extraordinary influence by being able to funnel millions of undisclosed dollars into campaigns with ads that distort the truth and attack government. -Chuck Schumer

Dancers use their bodies in extraordinary ways, so we are chronically pre-arthritic, because of how we use our muscles and our bones. -Judith Jamison

I'm of that generation of Jews still deeply influenced by the Holocaust. Certainly the notion that the state power to kill can be subject to such extraordinary abuse is always lurking beneath the surface for me. Certainly my experience and identity as a Jew is there. -Scott Turow

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. -Robert Fisk

I'm fairly certain that the seeds of Mel Gibson's extraordinary work 'The Passion of the Christ' were sown long before Islamic fundamentalists delivered their abominable message to America and the entire Judeo-Christian civilization. -Michael Moriarty

I have lived with extraordinary women, whether it was my grandmother, my mother. My father passed away when I was 16… I was witness to a woman who single handedly brought up the entire family and managed to do everything… She was an extraordinary role model for me. -Christine Lagarde

Scientists have made extraordinary advances in understanding the brain and its disorders. -Kay Redfield Jamison

Extraordinary observations require extraordinary evidence. -Buzz Aldrin

There's something majestic about a 30-pound Chinook salmon roasted and served whole – people get excited when you present it with the head and tail on. It has beautifully browned skin and extraordinary bright red flesh when you cut into it. -Tom Douglas

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. -Rory Bremner

Intentionality and talent always matter. An extraordinary feat is certainly made more likely by someone's focus, hard work, etc. But chance also matters. -Leonard Mlodinow

My great-grandfather was a self-taught man, and his library was extraordinary. I read the lot. -Alan Garner

Occasionally, you get a nice surprise when someone covers your song in an extraordinary way. -John Barry

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. -Natalie Dormer

People had always vaguely mentioned that when you have children, how part of your life would stop. But they don't say that some other extraordinary part of your life opens up. -Cate Blanchett

I want to be able to follow the example of those extraordinary British actresses who move effortlessly from film to TV to theatre roles. -Cate Blanchett

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. -Imelda Staunton

I get to tell the most interesting stories I know how to tell with the most interesting sentences I know how to compose – and people who aren't related to me read them. To be paid to write things that matter to me is extraordinary. -Amy Bloom

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. -Tracy Hickman

My wife is a Christian and is extraordinary patient, logical, and philosophical. For years, I would challenge and condemn her beliefs, battering the structure of her conclusions with every argument, analogy, and evidence I could bring to bear. I am a very argumentative man, and I am as fell and subtle as a serpent in debate. -John C. Wright

The whole process of making 'Bloody Sunday' was difficult but extraordinary. -James Nesbitt

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. -Rick Perlstein

In Ronald Reagan's case, he always bore with him this extraordinary ability to radiate confidence, optimism, clarity, a blitheness of spirit, in what other people saw as chaos. And after the 1970s, that was catnip. -Rick Perlstein

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. -Rick Perlstein

'Jane Eyre,' when I think of that book, it conjures up the best moments of college English courses. Literature is extraordinary, especially when you have a good professor. -Edward P. Jones

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. -Harold E. Varmus

I think the years on 'The Donna Reed Show,' the years from 14 to 19, were so incredibly important. Donna Reed was simply an extraordinary woman, a woman of great strength, kindness, integrity and compassion. I am not trying to make her sound like a saint, but she had the most profound influence on me. I carry her with me today. -Shelley Fabares

'How To Train your Dragon 2' is an amazing film. I think it's an extraordinary film. The animation in it is fantastic. -Andy Serkis

Nowadays, a critic has to watch 700, 800 films a year, and I know through experience, being a juror in prestigious film festivals where supposedly the best films are arriving, from twenty films maybe you see two that are good, one that is so-so, and one that is extraordinary. And the other sixteen are terrible. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I saw some Pixar movies like 'The Incredibles' and thought, 'This is extraordinary. These are some of the best movies I've seen.' -Michael Keaton

One of the great, truly extraordinary privileges of being an actor is to interact with individuals from all walks of life, you know, from avocations that you wouldn't ordinarily interact with or people you wouldn't ordinarily interact with. -Matt Lauria

Central Philippines has the competitive edge in tourism in its natural wonders and the extraordinary hospitality of its people. -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

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. -James O'Shaughnessy

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. -Chris Gabrieli

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. -Charles Nelson Reilly

I'm somebody who explores extraordinary possibilities, not ordinary ones. -Graham Hancock

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. -Dan Gilroy

The Bradshaws suggests an extraordinary civilisation that existed long before modern man reached the British Isles. -Richard Flanagan

The survival of extraordinary creatures such as the giant Tasmanian freshwater crayfish – the largest in the world – is in doubt because of logging. -Richard Flanagan

Since woodchipping began 32 years ago, Tasmanians have watched as one extraordinary place after another has been sacrificed. Beautiful places, holy places, lost not only to them, but forever. -Richard Flanagan

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. -Richard Flanagan

The Chinaman has only a passive courage, but this courage he possesses in the highest degree. His indifference to death is truly extraordinary. When he is ill, he sees it approach, and does not falter. When condemned, and already in the hands of an officer, he manifests no fear. -Jules Verne

The real kiss of death – particularly with my father – is the extraordinary popularity of his work. -Jamie Wyeth

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. -Ruth Reichl

My personal view is that organisations have a capacity to throw up extraordinary leaders to suit the occasion. -N. R. Narayana Murthy

I've been wrong so often, I don't find it extraordinary at all. -Ronald Coase

As you know, in the latter part of 2008 and early 2009, the Federal Reserve took extraordinary steps to provide liquidity and support credit market functioning, including the establishment of a number of emergency lending facilities and the creation or extension of currency swap agreements with 14 central banks around the world. -Ben Bernanke

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. -Claire Denis

'Celebrity' is sort of an idea. I mean, I get to do something extraordinary, but I don't think it makes me extraordinary. That's my opinion. I like to be an artist; I like to do things that are involved in the arts, but I don't think it makes me more special than a doctor, for example. A doctor is an extraordinary person. -Justin Timberlake

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.' -Barry Humphries

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. -Justin Trudeau

There's smarter people than me. But you cannot have any one guy running 18 billion-dollar businesses. It just doesn't make sense to me. I've met some extraordinary leaders in my time. They struggle with running one billion-dollar business. -Robert Scoble

In my wide travels across the world and my meetings with various heads of states, be that Africa or South Asia, Singapore or in high level meetings in the U.S., U.K. or Japan, one common mention is about Dr. Singh's extraordinary reputation as a Wise Man, an outstanding Economist and a fine Gentleman. -Sunil Mittal

Her continuity – you know, if you connect Harriet Tubman, who died in 1913, to Rosa Parks, born in 1913, you get this extraordinary spectrum of the African-American experience. -Douglas Brinkley

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. -Tamra Davis

What's now shocking is I can't say anything publicly without it having a life. Not because I have extraordinary views but because people are keen on conflict, so they'll make that the story. -Peter Capaldi

What was extraordinary about Occupy London was that it was a village with a louder voice than one of the biggest cities of the world. -Rhys Ifans

I like examining the ordinary, and by doing so, one hopefully reveals the extraordinary nature within. -Kevin Henkes

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? -Milos Zeman

Above all, a well-imagined story is organized around extraordinary human behaviors and unexpected and startling events, which help illuminate the commonplace and the ordinary. -Tim O'Brien

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. -Michelle Paver

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. -Kenneth Branagh

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. -Susan Isaacs

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. -Dexter Filkins

My work is of me; it's not me. I want it to be far more extraordinary than I am. -Sarah Hall

When you lose someone whose life was so extraordinary like my dad's, you have two options: You can curl up in a dark corner… or rise above it and dust yourself off and continue with their work. He will always be with me. -Bindi Irwin

People tell me the most extraordinary things. I've noticed it for years. Perhaps they know I won't be shocked. Or judgmental. -Ruth Rendell

It's not beyond the possibility that there still could be a YES in 200 years' time… of course with different members, unless the medical profession comes up with something extraordinary. -Chris Squire

People always related to President Bush, but in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War, his numbers collapsed because people didn't feel like he handled those properly. Obama is the inverse. He was elected because he was an extraordinary guy, but the fact that he isn't ordinary has turned out to be politically damaging. -Nicolle Wallace

In addition to being an extraordinary actor, Bryan Cranston is a really generous guy and also very funny. -David Costabile

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. -Jane Jensen

I've had an extraordinary life as a dancer. You tour the world, you see all the great capitals of the world, the beautiful old opera houses all over Europe – you go everywhere. As a teenager, I would always say, 'I can't believe this is happening to little me,' because it was always a dream to dance. -Patricia McBride

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. -Patricia McBride

Conrad Ludlow was an extraordinary partner… We just called him the greatest partner because he just knew what a woman's balance was. -Patricia McBride

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. -Patricia McBride

The ballets you do make you into the final product you are. And I had extraordinary partners. -Patricia McBride

My father was a little frightening – a huge man, six foot four – and he looked like God. He was always a visitor, as far as I was concerned, because my parents separated when I was nine. We only became friends when he was old and began to shrink. During the war, he was a BBC war correspondent and did some extraordinary broadcasts. -Jennifer Johnston

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. -Edmund Phelps

You can't stand at the Bellagio and watch these seven story fountains and not go, 'That's something of extraordinary man-made beauty.' -Joe Carnahan

For me as a writer, Albanian is simply an extraordinary means of expression – rich, malleable, adaptable. As I have said in my latest novel, 'Spiritus,' it has modalities that exist only in classical Greek, which puts one in touch with the mentality of antiquity. -Ismail Kadare

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. -Harold Feinstein

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. -J. M. G. Le Clezio

The words 'fairy tales' must accordingly be taken to include tales in which occurs something 'fairy,' something extraordinary – fairies, giants, dwarfs, speaking animals. -Joseph Jacobs

I know for myself how the fruits of the gospel of Jesus Christ can transform lives from the ordinary and dreary to the extraordinary and sublime. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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. -Jack Dangermond

I believe in rooting poems in actual places, even if you move into some other extraordinary realm. -Edward Hirsch

In college, I had an early introduction to classical genetics from Professor Dan Lindsley, also an extraordinary teacher who influenced me greatly. -Bruce Beutler

In many ways, we all have extraordinary circumstances thrust upon us in life, and it's up to us to do the best with them. -Box Brown

If Jeff Bezos and I had started Amazon.com in a poverty-stricken corner of Africa, there would have been no job creation because there would be no people to buy the stuff from Amazon.com. The difference here is the American middle class, which is by every measure the most extraordinary economic achievement in the history of the world. -Nick Hanauer

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. -Patrick Macnee

The San Gabriel monument expands our natural heritage, but there is more in need of safeguarding – extraordinary places like Utah's Greater Canyonlands. -Frances Beinecke

When people who love the ocean come together, they can achieve extraordinary things. -Frances Beinecke

All of Wes Anderson's films are confections, memoirs created in cinematic snow globes, with the subtext that memory is the most extraordinary confection of all. -Steve Erickson

When I am the president of the United States of America, we don't know who you are, and we don't know why you're trying to come to the United States, you are not going to get in, because the radical threat that we now face from ISIS is extraordinary and unprecedented and when I'm president, we are keeping ISIS out of America. -Marco Rubio

Ishmael Beah was born and spent his childhood in Sierra Leone as that sad but beautiful West African country was ravaged by a civil war that left some 50,000 dead between 1991 and 2002. He was a child soldier for a while, then, through extraordinary circumstances, was set free of that life. -Carolyn See

The chance of any species reaching and then surviving on an island as distant as one of the Hawaiian chain is infinitesimal, but despite the extraordinary odds, plants and seeds found their way ashore, carried by the tide or blown by trade winds, inside birds or in their feathers, in the branches of trees and in the jetsam of sunken ships. -Susanna Moore

People are dying to tell you their secrets; it's just a matter of getting the conversation going in the right direction. If you just let people fill the silence, they will let you the most extraordinary things. I sometimes wonder if afterward they remember what they've said. -Charles McCarry

The extraordinary thing about Irving Berlin is that he's like the American Mozart! It seems as if his songs were always there. How do you put together songs like 'Always' or 'Cheek To Cheek'? Songs of his are, frankly, perfect. -Maury Yeston

I'm an ordinary person under extraordinary circumstances. -Natalie Cole

I'm a tomboy at heart. I always like to say that I'm an ordinary girl doing extraordinary things. -Ciara

Performing, not rehearsing, is a dancer's raison d'etre, and I've been lucky to 'etre' in some extraordinary places – Cuba, Paris, Mongolia. In particular, a two-week stint in Greece leaps to mind. We danced in the Acropolis's Herodes Atticus amphitheater, once a venue for gladiator spectacles. -Sascha Radetsky

The title, the name Frank, comes from this extraordinary British character Frank Friedbottom. He was very big in Britain in the '80s, but I, as an Irish kid, saw him on 'Top of the Charts.' -Lenny Abrahamson

A home movie of a fictional home life, an epic assembled from vignettes, 'Boyhood' shimmers with unforced reality. It shows how an ordinary life can be reflected in an extraordinary movie. -Richard Corliss

I've never really been a careerist; I've never been able to step back and look at anything in that way. I though this is just what happens. I did take my work very seriously. I loved immersing myself in a character. I loved getting the opportunity to do that. I didn't realize how extraordinary it was, how lucky I was, because I was young. -Jennifer Jason Leigh

In France, where Franklin had lived from 1776 to 1785, he had won an extraordinary place in the public mind. The French had lionized him to the point of absurdity – or so at least his colleagues in the American mission thought. -Edmund Morgan

My life has been charmed in the sense that I've met some extraordinary people. But at the end of the day, when you go home and you go to bed, and if you're on your own, you never think of yourself in that way. I'm sure not even people like Angelina Jolie think like that. -Marie Helvin

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. -Marie Helvin

Steve Jobs, if he had lived, was gonna design an iCar. I think cars have an extraordinary opportunity for cool design. -Mickey Drexler

With 'The Social Network,' I got into it at first because frankly I thought there was a cool courtroom drama to be had with the intellectual properties. And then what further drew me in was that the most extraordinary social networking device ever created was created by the world's most antisocial person. I liked that story. -Aaron Sorkin

Gena Rowlands is my all-time love. Nicole Kidman, Michelle Pfeiffer. I grew up watching their work; they are extraordinary. -Dakota Johnson

'Canticum Sacrum' is wonderfully archaic. What Stravinsky does is extraordinary. It takes you on a journey from Gregorian chant right through to the modernism of Webern – and all in 17 minutes. -John Tavener

When one travels around the world, one notices to what an extraordinary degree human nature is the same, whether in India or America, in Europe or Australia. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

Have you not noticed that love is silence? It may be while holding the hand of another, or looking lovingly at a child, or taking in the beauty of an evening. Love has no past or future, and so it is with this extraordinary state of silence. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

I greatly enjoyed the Hawaiian Islands. They are a real little paradise in spite of the influx of Americans who have made it one of their most pleasant 'centers of resort': the soft climate and luxuriance of the tropics; the greenness, the fragrance, the flowers – extraordinary flowers covering the tallest trees and turning them into huge bouquets. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I actually think, as unusual as it might sound, that working in the White House is an extraordinary life. -Cheryl Mills

More than just a zoo, the Animal Kingdom is an extraordinary experience of animals, rides and performances. The exhibits have the scale and creativity you associate with Disney. The African safari ride is terrific and worth riding several times. -Newt Gingrich

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. -Joe Biden

I would like to point to the extraordinary lengths the mainstream media will go to maintain a sensationalist story. -John McAfee

Disney truly stands alone, not only because of the company's phenomenal creativity, but also because of the thousands of remarkable people who make it such an extraordinary place. -Thomas O. Staggs

The extraordinary summer heatwave of 2003 in Europe resulted in over 35,000 extra deaths. -Gordon Brown

The reason I've gotten so far has to do with an extraordinary talent that I had nothing to do with. -Shelly Burch

Aging is not uncomplicated. Creativity is an extraordinary help against destructive demons. -Ingmar Bergman

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. -Jhumpa Lahiri

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. -Jimmy Chin

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. -Benigno Aquino III

I think 'E.T.' is a quite extraordinary piece of cinema. -Richard Attenborough

'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. -R. J. Cutler

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. -Michael T. Flynn

Obama's extraordinary political skills suggest he is more than capable of rising above any personal historical grudges he may have inherited. -Boris Johnson

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. -Phil Gingrey

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. -Alvaro Enrigue

I'm always being introduced as 'Tony Award-winning Douglas Hodge.' It's extraordinary. -Douglas Hodge

When you sit down and there's nothing, and then you write a song and there's something, that's the most extraordinary feeling. -Douglas Hodge

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. -Natasha Little

I remember leaving the first 'Matrix' movie feeling completely radicalized, completely changed. I think we all, from our ordinary lives, like to think about putting ourselves into these extraordinary situations and wonder how we'd respond. -Aisha Tyler

I know my life story sounds too extraordinary to be true. -Nadia Comaneci

It's our privilege to work with College Track students as they chart their course toward a college degree – they bring persistence, creativity, and extraordinary discipline throughout their academic journey. -Laurene Powell Jobs

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. -Anouska Hempel

I am deeply immersed in my medical work, and it can get very intense, but I believe that the connection and devotion is key. You can not work on diseases as devastating and deadly as Lassa and Ebola without complete trust and respect for the individuals with whom you work. My lab and colleagues are just extraordinary, and we are a family. -Pardis Sabeti

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. -Tom Reiss

It is a great honor to become Executive Producer of 'Frontline.' David Fanning's mentorship and partnership over the past fifteen years has been extraordinary. I am inspired by his legacy and honored to guide 'Frontline's future. -Raney Aronson-Rath

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. -Billy Crudup

It's so great to see a woman dressed in jeans and a lace-up boot with an extraordinary jacket. It's a moment where you do want to mix high and low, and it's not so much about a head-to-toe designer look. -Narciso Rodriguez

Capra's great passion was Dickens. As soon as he had some money, he bought some of the rarest and most extraordinary editions of Dickens's work, and he was very proud of his collection. -Sidney Buchman

Extraordinary circumstances often bring along with them extraordinary strength. No man knows, till the experiment, what he is capable of effecting. -William Godwin

While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary. -Matt Bevin

After 'The Orphanage' and 'The Impossible,' 'A Monster Calls' is the perfect final chapter in a trilogy centred on the extraordinary strength of the mother-child bond. -Juan Antonio Bayona

Newspapers have an extraordinary amount of local content, including real estate listings and restaurant reviews. -Kimbal Musk

We get emails from parents asking us what kale is because their kids are asking for it. That kind of extraordinary presence in the community is critical to the future of real food. -Kimbal Musk

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. -Derek Cianfrance

Seeing 'The Gospel According to St. Matthew' was an extraordinary experience because it made me realise that all the biblical stories and images I'd ignored as a child had sunk in by osmosis. I saw that my childhood was deeply rooted inside me. -Derek Cianfrance

I am actually a resident of three worlds – of America, of India, and of Africa. I live in Uganda most of the year. It's extraordinary to have that worldview that is an expansive one rather than just looking at the world from where you sit. -Mira Nair

There is a latent talent in everyone. I am nothing extraordinary just because I happen to be an actor. Everybody is extraordinary in his own way. One must identify one's own talent early on – one is not great merely when he gets recognized by others – and one doesn't become a nobody just because his talent is not widely known. -Pawan Kalyan

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. -Kelsey Grammer

Schools can do extraordinary things given the chance; teachers can do remarkable things if we eliminate the paperwork that sometimes binds them and give them a chance to really teach in our schools. -Janet Reno

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. -Eddie Redmayne

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. -Eddie Redmayne

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. -Eddie Redmayne

We are actors who show up for work in our sloppy gear, and we've got this extraordinary tailor. It's someone else who's done the design; someone else who's cut the suit; someone else who's measured it. Basically, your job is to just wear it. -Colin Firth

I have known Evo Morales for many years, since the days of the union movement. From a historical and sociological standpoint, the election of Evo Morales is extraordinary, with great prospects and potential for the Bolivian people. -Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

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. -Alain de Botton

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. -David MacKenzie

It is true I am rather taken up with dress; but as to feathers, every one wears them, and it would seem extraordinary if I did not. -Marie Antoinette

Marty was an extraordinary person. Of all the boys I had dated, he was the only one who really cared that I had a brain. And he was always – well, making me feel that I was better than I thought I was. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

You can spend an extraordinary amount of time raising independent money to do a movie for very little means. I've done it with 'Pawn Sacrifice.' -Edward Zwick

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. -Michael Korda

The one thing I have always felt about musical theatre is that it is, to an extraordinary degree, about construction. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

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. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

While I believed deeply in my husband's vision for this country… and I was certain he would make an extraordinary President… like any mother, I was worried about what it would mean for our girls if he got that chance. How would we keep them grounded under the glare of the national spotlight? -Michelle Obama

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. -Tracee Ellis Ross

Donald Trump has shown an extraordinary ability to show an understanding how our economy works, to create jobs for the American people. -Mitt Romney

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. -Jeremy Irons

The question of one versus two species of African elephants isn't about settling an arcane DNA argument; it's about life or death for these majestic, extraordinary creatures. -Lydia Millet

President Clinton is one of the dominant figures on the global stage. He has lived an extraordinary life, and he has a great story to tell. -Sonny Mehta

Andre Agassi is one of the world's most popular and admired figures. He has lived an extraordinary life, and he has a great story to tell. -Sonny Mehta

I think 'Macbeth' was a play that I've always gotten so much out of. My wife played Lady Macbeth in a play, and I designed it. There are things in there that are just kind of extraordinary. -Justin Kurzel

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. -Fidel Castro

Interest in the pseudo-sciences has become extraordinary. -Gerhard Herzberg

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. -Olivia Colman

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. -Sarah Gadon

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. -Dawn Steel

I just love the idea of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, whether it's the success of 'Cool Runnings,' which is the success of four guys from Jamaica who had never seen snow, or whether it's my success, just as a human being. -Dawn Steel

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. -Jack Keane

If Boston charters can be stymied despite their extraordinary success, charters anywhere can be stopped. -Campbell Brown

I believe Mel Gibson is an extraordinary talent. -Robert Stigwood

I wanted to produce a book that would demonstrate not only the rich diversity of people who answered to Anders's command but also the extraordinary variety of their experiences and emotions: from death to despair, fear and longings and eventually to hope. -Norman Davies

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. -Joy Mangano

It is extraordinary to see the sea; what a spectacle! She is so unfettered that one wonders whether it is possible that she again become calm. -Claude Monet

New York was growing so fast that the extraordinary prosperity which attended 'The Times' almost from the outset brought no real injury to any of its important rivals; for years thereafter, they all grew and prospered together. -Elmer Davis

Ben Stiller, who I love and who is a friend and is such an incredible actor – he's hilarious, obviously, but I thought his performance in 'Greenberg' was extraordinary. -Laura Dern

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. -Joseph Brodsky

What an extraordinary world it is. -Richard Burton

Have you not learned that strength comes to an ordinary soul when given an extraordinary calling? -Russell M. Nelson

We need to convert the extraordinary goodwill between India and Russia into a thriving, visible, vigorous, and mutually beneficial economic relationship. -Atal Bihari Vajpayee

These people that dress up in spandex trousers with all the extraordinary makeup – I find it incredibly repulsive, always have. -Butch Trucks

The 3-point line has changed the game so much. The day of the big man, unless you're extraordinary good, is not numbered, but certainly you gotta be a lot more versatile to play the game today. You gotta be able to really run up and down the court. -Jerry West

Jack White is an extraordinary person because he's like a three-dimensional chess player. He thinks so far ahead. -Jimmy Page

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. -Jimmy Page

I am excited by the opportunity to join such an extraordinary group of athletes and be a part of the 'Lucha Underground' family. -Rey Mysterio

You can't just coast along. You need to be extraordinary. If you want a promotion or a raise, ask yourself, 'How can I behave in a way to get my boss to believe I deserve one?' -Megyn Kelly

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. -Sushant Singh Rajput

Bringing out your vulnerable side and shedding your privacy in front of complete strangers is so very difficult, but when you are into the performance, the relief and release is so extraordinary that you get addicted. -Sushant Singh Rajput

I love Michelle Williams. I think she's extraordinary. I was such a fan of 'Blue Valentine,' and I heard stories about how Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams worked on that. They lived together for a period of time as rehearsal. From nine in the morning to five at night, living in a space together. The work is really awe-inspiring. -Mahershala Ali

There is an extensive body of writing from both sides of the political aisle that has analyzed the extraordinary depths of hatred leveled at former President George W. Bush. -Andrew Breitbart

When I harnessed its seemingly uncontrollable might, I realized bipolar disorder's powers could be used for good. My diagnosis didn't have to be an affliction. It could simply be the gift of extraordinary emotions. -AJ Lee

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. -Pearl Mackie

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. -Laura Dern

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. -Mandy Patinkin

To see the difference between when I came to Britain in 1955 with what it is today, to see how the sub-continent has been embraced, it is quite extraordinary. -Art Malik

Cape Town is beautiful. It's an extraordinary beach town with mountain ranges on either side. -Michael O'Keefe

All Party members, service personnel, and other people should turn out as one with ardent loyalty to the Party and extraordinary patriotic zeal, and demonstrate the spirit and mettle of Korea that is rushing forward towards final victory racing against time. -Kim Jong-un

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. -Raoul Peck

So with the young African artists. What they have to learn from tribal art is not how to copy the traditional forms, but the confidence that comes from knowing that somewhere inside them there should be the vitality which enabled their fathers to produce these extraordinary and exciting forms. -Henry Moore

I really think one of the most extraordinary things in the world is the amount of noise a child can make. -Joseph Pulitzer

It's extraordinary to me – you cannot name a presidential candidate in history who has singlehandedly, through bad trade deals, destroyed more American jobs and more American factories than Hillary Clinton. She did NAFTA, she did China's entry into the World Trade Organization, she did the South Korean 2012 deal – every single one of those. -Peter Navarro

Strive for extraordinary, don't moan, and sleep when you're dead. -Keith Barry

Art breathes into life a surplus that is both vital and extraordinary. -Rachel Kushner

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. -Claire Foy

It's common knowledge that professional athletes earn extraordinary incomes. What is less known or understood is how the advent of these riches has seeped into the conscious and unconscious ways in which our society now parents children. -Douglas Brunt

The contributions being made by Latinos are extraordinary, and we need to talk about them. -Roger Ailes

I keep saying my books don't have superheroes. They have ordinary people in extraordinary situations. -Ravi Subramanian

My books are about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary situations. -Karen Robards

The grapevine in England is an extraordinary thing. When there is a really brilliant young composer or soloist, we all hear about it. -Simon Rattle

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. -Simon Rattle

My favourite character in fiction was probably either James from 'James and the Giant Peach' or Ender from 'Ender's Game.' They were just ordinary people who were living under various amounts of struggle, and just to follow their journeys and see them break out of that and live extraordinary lives – I think that gave me a lot of hope as a kid. -Rupi Kaur

Daniel Day-Lewis is extraordinary; I think he may be one of the best actors ever that we've worked with. -Kathleen Kennedy

Team synergy has an extraordinary impact on business results. -Patrick Lencioni

There's something extraordinary about selling millions and millions of albums. -Isaac Hanson

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. -Sydney Pollack

I think that, initially, I was most passionate about music and particularly about playing the piano. I started playing when I was nine, and I was obsessed with it, really. 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. -Holly Hunter

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. -John Elkann

Even very ordinary people, upon closer examination, can often look extraordinary. -Holly Hunter

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. -Holly Hunter

The number of people in America killed by firearms is extraordinary compared to other nations, and I don't think we're a bloodthirsty country. We need to look at everything we can do to safeguard our people. -Stanley A. McChrystal

The math of durability in McCain's life is extraordinary. -John Dickerson

I'll forever be grateful to NPR that they gave me such extraordinary freedom… It was 37 years of a fond relationship. -Frank Deford

Ip Man was an extraordinary man who lived during extraordinary times. He was born to a rich family when the country was still a monarchy and lived through various civil wars, revolutions, the Japanese invasion, and the establishment of the Republic. -Wong Kar-wai

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. -David Crystal

One Hundred Year Starship really is about the idea that is we pursue an extraordinary tomorrow; we'll build a better world today. -Mae Jemison

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. -Tom Sturridge

I'm drawn to ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances, which is a big part of the human condition. -Sissy Spacek

The cloud is one of the most extraordinary opportunities of our lifetime. If we're not investing now, we'll rue the day we didn't. -Ruth Porat

We think machine learning, as it relates to healthcare and life sciences, is extraordinary. -Ruth Porat

Writing was a way to get away from my life as a programmer, so I wanted to write about other things, but of course nobody wanted to publish another story about a family, unless it was extraordinary. When I began writing about my life as a programmer, however, people were interested. -Ellen Ullman

The NBA has been extraordinary in its use and embrace of social media; they are by far the leader in professional sports. -Casey Wasserman

Today, billions of mobile devices with extraordinary power are uniting with advancements in robotics artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and so much more. -Steve Mollenkopf

My role at Lockheed Martin puts me in contact with extraordinary leaders in many fields – from science and engineering to philanthropy and government. And since we also work closely with our nation's armed forces, we tend to reflect a lot on leadership and how we can inspire successful teamwork, cooperation, and partnerships. -Marillyn Hewson

I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the extraordinary 23,000 employees of PG&E and to support their efforts to safely serve 16 million Californians. -Geisha Williams

Think of energy almost like emotional electricity. It has a powerful way of uniting ordinary people, their connected spirit, to do extraordinary things. -Angela Ahrendts

The potential for cognitive and related technologies to help us pursue new business offerings is extraordinary. -Lynne Doughtie

Hope is a key ingredient in what drives creativity – the hope of bringing to life what exists in the imagination, of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary – so it's completely logical that Hollywood is the entertainment capital of the world. It's full of people bursting with the desire to make the world laugh, cry, think. -Bonnie Hammer

Donald Trump's interest in Russia dates back to Soviet times. In fact, there's extraordinary footage of him shaking hands with Mikhail Gorbachev. It comes from 1988, the peak of perestroika and Gorbachev's efforts to charm the American public. -Franklin Foer

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. -Anna Wintour

I have such an extraordinary platform where I am able to help people. To me, that's the number one priority. -Anna Wintour

A Canadian on the ground in different parts of the world, whether they're a diplomat, an aid worker, or a soldier, has an extraordinary, powerful impact. -Justin Trudeau

Canada's extraordinary success is that we have bound together a vast country with a set of shared ideas and beliefs. -Justin Trudeau

Leadership is inspiring extraordinary people to step up and serve their country. -Justin Trudeau

I write in a journal daily. This extraordinary ritual has revolutionised my mindset, transformed my heartset, and generally influenced my life exponentially. -Robin S. Sharma

Please remember that as you become a more extraordinary human being, every element of your outer world must change accordingly. Just has to. So the more remarkable you become, the more remarkable will be the professional and personal life you'll create. -Robin S. Sharma

To me, the puzzle of Ronald Reagan is how a comparatively ordinary man, someone with not extraordinary talent, accomplished such extraordinary results. At the age of 50, no one expected that this was going to be the guy who would become, at least in my interpretation, one of the two most important presidents of the 20th century. -H. W. Brands

I'm really drawn to adventure, and characters being plucked from normal life and sent on extraordinary adventures. -Doug Liman

I'm really interested in real people in extraordinary situations. The detail and reality to that. -Doug Liman

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. -Frances McDormand

I thought Mia Hansen-Love was a true auteur, and I always wanted to work with her. Mia's empathy for her characters and her ability to use the language of cinema to communicate real human depth is extraordinary. She's a humanist. -Greta Gerwig

It's OK to not have all the answers, and in fact, the more extraordinary people you are able to surround yourself with, the better you will become. -Mindy Grossman

Diane von Furstenberg is an extraordinary woman. She's modern. She's a mother, a grandmother, a leader. -Karen Katz

There are women who are just extraordinary, who are smart and brilliant, sensual women in their 70s and even 80s! -Amanda de Cadenet

The great thing about getting older and doing TV and theatre is that the roles get more interesting, and you're not cast because, 'Oh, she's always looked extraordinary.' -Victoria Hamilton

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. -Kelela

My first memory of the Harry Potter series was my little brother just falling into those books and not resurfacing until he was done. That J.K. Rowling got an entire generation reading is extraordinary – I'm amazed, thrilled, and proud to now be portraying one of that phenomenal writer's characters. -Katherine Waterston

My life is extraordinary because it's so normal, but it's so 'extra' for some reason. -Pamela Adlon

I have had an extraordinary life, but it's been one incredible roller coaster ride. -Adnan Sami

We've lived through some extraordinary moments, and the saddest moments as well. We have to learn. -Antoine Griezmann

I am just an actor, and this is my job. What I am doing is not extraordinary. -Nithya Menen

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. -Yolanda Hadid

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. -John Lithgow

I do think we're in a period of time culturally where there is just this extraordinary connection that we have to our pets, and in many ways, they are displacing kids. They're so much simpler than dealing with a kid because of this unconditional love that does not get complicated by adolescence or any other manipulation. -Chris Meledandri

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. -Bobby Kotick

I'm a beneficiary of an extraordinary education, and I believe that no matter where you live, the access to education is key to social mobility. -Valerie Jarrett

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. -Mike Quigley

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. -Brad Schneider

I know so many extraordinary women who I never get to see represented on screen, and that's shameful. -Rachel Brosnahan

Stanford's an amazing, amazing school. It was an extraordinary soccer program. -Christen Press

I think I'm in the service business. I mean, our sandwiches are pretty good; I don't know if they're extraordinary. But our service is. -Jimmy John Liautaud

I feel like I'm an ordinary person, but I've had extraordinary opportunities in my later life, and I never saw any of it coming. I never saw 'The Office' coming, I never saw 'Inside Out' coming, and I just feel grateful and thankful to have these opportunities and to have an actual real enthusiasm in my life. -Phyllis Smith

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. -Phyllis Smith

The first Broadway play I ever saw was 'The Bad Seed' by Maxwell Anderson and with Patty McCormack. 'The Bad Seed' was from an extraordinary novel by William March. -Valerie Harper

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. -Lawrence Wright

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. -Jon Gruden

I think someone like Khandi Alexander, who's now on 'Treme,' is one of the most extraordinary actresses I've seen in years. But she's dependent on someone brilliant like David Simon to realize that and to give her a forum. Tyler Perry's not interested in that kind of nuance because it doesn't sell. -Hilton Als

David Geffen was a Bruce Wayne to me. He was extraordinary, but at the same time, his talents were something that I could dream of and could fathom. -Scooter Braun

I do know Joe Lansdale has the most extraordinary voice you've ever heard in your life in terms of an accent that, when I started doing it, they had to go, 'Whoa, we need less.' But that's how he talks. -James Purefoy

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. -Paul Newman

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. -Mohammad bin Salman

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. -Pierre Nanterme

Being appointed as the next Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester is a completely overwhelming honour. This extraordinary orchestra and its wonderful musicians are unique in so many respects, and particularly in their creation of an exceptional sound world based on outstanding tradition that is, at its heart, inspirational. -Andris Nelsons

Africa cannot afford to underestimate the power of technology to fast-track the continent's rise. Emerging technologies have played extraordinary roles in every aspect of the continent's most touted successes. -Yemi Osinbajo

Over the course of my career as an engineer-turned-tech evangelist, I've had the privilege of travelling the world and seeing the extraordinary impact of mobile on people and communities across a broad range of cultures and socio-economic strata. In many ways, mobile is a democratizing force. It empowers us. It inspires us. It extends our reach. -Peggy Johnson

I'm working with theatre-makers who are the top of their game, and it's extraordinary. -Noma Dumezweni

I find man's inhumanity to man extraordinary,,, I can't get my head around it. -Joe Wright

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. -Janet Mock

It's difficult to fix a truly broken business, but when it happens, the returns can be extraordinary. -Whitney Tilson

We're living in extraordinary times, all the time. The issues that assail us are perennial. They haven't changed since the Greeks picked up a pen. -Anthony McCarten

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. -Jennifer Connelly

I think that the work that Bette Davis and Joan Crawford did was truly extraordinary, and that's their legacy. Not the other petty stuff. -Ryan Murphy

I've always believed that the most extraordinary results occur only when one feels unbound by any notion of constraint or limitation. -Pat McGrath

Makeup is an extraordinary tool that allows me to share my inspirations, my fantasies, and my vision with the world. -Pat McGrath

The power of change that mobile technology unleashes is extraordinary. -Borje Ekholm

I'm not interested in superheroes. What about normal people doing extraordinary things? -Simon Beaufoy

Self-expression should not be a challenge that demands extraordinary talent but should be a right accessible to all. -Deeyah Khan

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. -Deeyah Khan

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. -Deeyah Khan

In order to generate extraordinary profits, you must have a focus that is beyond profits. You need to focus on how you serve your clients. -Punit Renjen

Everyone in the street where I grew up was given the same message: You can be anything; you can do anything. That wasn't extraordinary; that was ordinary for us. My folks didn't believe in black exceptionalism. There's nothing exceptional about 'You can have that, too' – except when it comes to justice. You can't have that. -Yance Ford

Palantir owes much of its success to the amazing talent of the first 30-40 technologists who joined the company, as well as to the internal leadership that helped motivate this core group to achieve its ambitious goals and to continue to attract extraordinary people. -Joe Lonsdale

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. -Dan Trachtenberg

Hanging out with Pierce Brosnan on the set of 'A Long Way Down' was quite an extraordinary thing to do. The interesting thing is, he never behaves like a star. He's a really nice man. -Jack Thorne

I knew I was a manic depressive when I was 13 or 14, and I loved it. I always told people what I had, and I was always cresting on a manic wave. I used it, willingly and happily, and it was an extraordinary experience. When I got hit with the depressive side – Boom! – yes, it was horrible and unendurable, but that's part of the story. -Richard Dreyfuss

I think what I most admired about my father was his extraordinary courage. He had such energy to pursue whatever he wanted, and he really didn't care what others thought. -Claude Picasso

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. -Claude Picasso

When you think about it, psychological thrillers often involve extraordinary events happening to ordinary people. -Fiona Barton

The power of a close-up can be extraordinary, but you have to have actors who are able to reveal themselves. -Phyllida Lloyd

It was extraordinary to experience 'Mamma Mia!' What an injection of good spirit and heart it was. -Phyllida Lloyd

'The Walking Dead' is an extraordinary thing. -Kevin Reilly

Fabric is the most extraordinary thing; it has life. You must respect the fabric. -Hubert de Givenchy

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. -Stacey Dash

In about 1975-76, I lived with a woman in a little hut with some fruit trees, and I had some of the most extraordinary, happy times of my life. Apart from the horrendous Queensland police, who were corrupt and venal, it really was like living in paradise. -Peter Carey

I always wanted an extraordinary life. When it's over, I want to be able to say that I did it. -Mark Kurlansky

'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. -Thelma Schoonmaker

People expect artists to be too normal, I think. I've been around enough of them now to see that they're very extraordinary human beings who behave differently than ordinary human beings. If they weren't as sensitive as they are, they wouldn't be great artists. They are not the same as us. People should just learn to accept that. -Thelma Schoonmaker

Reed Morano is an amazing woman and one of the most extraordinary people I've had the chance to work with. -O. T. Fagbenle

Marvel is at its best when we see how an ordinary person has something extraordinary happen to them – whether it's Tony Stark or Bruce Banner or Peter Parker. -Jeph Loeb

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. -Jeff Bezos

I learned early on that extraordinary challenges lead to extraordinary victories. -Victoria Arlen

Nico was peculiar. She was extraordinary. -Paul Morrissey

David Sainsbury has been good for science and good for innovation in the U.K. He has been an outstanding science minister and shown extraordinary passion and commitment to his portfolio. -Mark Walport

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. -Lynda Carter

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. -David Droga

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. -Joanna Coles

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.' -Caroline Fraser

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. -Constance Zimmer

We've made extraordinary progress on the environment over the decades, and that's something we should celebrate. -Scott Pruitt

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. -Rumaan Alam

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. -George C. Wolfe

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.' -George C. Wolfe

'War Horse' is just an extraordinary being. -Marianne Elliott

Michelle Obama is extraordinary, but she is also the kind of woman that exists in a way that is – she's a hundred percent relatable to all kinds of people, all genders all around the world. -Amy Sherald

I give a lot of credit to Darrell Bevell and to Tom Cable for their work and their development of the players that they had that was available to them. They did an extraordinary job, and I do think, as Bevell was our offensive coordinator, we broke every record that the Seahawks had offensively. So there's a lot to be said for that. -Doug Baldwin

My friend Harry Belafonte is an activist and musician, an extraordinary man who has dedicated his life to human rights. He taught me the power of words and that music can be used to heal and educate people. -Dianne Reeves

I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation's destiny. -Charles Krauthammer

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. -Karamo Brown

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. -Tabetha S. Boyajian

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. -Kevin Macdonald

I've been a huge fan of Gaga since she first burst on the scene. I just love everything that lady represents. First and foremost, her voice is extraordinary. I love her voice. She's an accomplished musician. She plays piano really well. She's just a great songwriter. And she's a beacon of hope for a lot of people in the world. -Rob Halford

Ronda Rousey is a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, and anything that Ronda Rousey does is going to come with extreme scrutiny because she is such a pivotal figure in not only American sports but in global sports as well. -Paul Heyman

Brock Lesnar is an extraordinary, underrated forward thinker. Every day of Brock's life, he is smarter than he was the day before. -Paul Heyman

Today, we are fortunate that the historical novel has reached such extraordinary heights of technical mastery. The ability of society to connect with the past holds out the greatest hope for it being able to embrace the future. -Amanda Foreman

The one cheering aspect of 'Daughters of Britannia' is the extraordinary tenacity and resilience of Hickman's women. -Amanda Foreman

Stevie Wonder is extraordinary. -Bradley Walsh

I'm so excited to be appearing in 'Peter Pan.' It really is an extraordinary production, the like of which Wembley has never seen before. It's a big, bold arena extravaganza and festive treat with something for everyone. -Bradley Walsh

The extraordinary nature of individual black achievement in formerly white domain certainly does suggest that the old Jim Crow is dead, but it doesn't necessarily mean the end of racial caste – if history is any guide, it may have just taken a different form. -Michelle Alexander

No matter what people may think about American foreign policy, there is broad and overwhelming interest in engaging with the United States on issues related to entrepreneurship. People associate this promise with America, and that's an extraordinary asset for our country. -Ben Rhodes

My films are very everyday, and people don't always want to go to the cinema to see ordinary lives. They want to see something a bit more extraordinary. I get that desire, but it's not the kind of film I want to make. -Andrew Haigh

Pulsars are in an ideal part of the universe to test Einstein's theory of relativity – so far, it's holding up well. They may even one day act as navigational beacons for spacecraft. I'll never tire of them; they really are the most extraordinary objects. -Jocelyn Bell Burnell

I don't believe the federal government should be snooping into American citizens' cell phones without a warrant issued by a federal judge. You cannot give the federal government extraordinary powers to eavesdrop without a warrant. It's simply un-American. -Kevin de Leon

The extraordinary context of 'Coriolanus' is that it's the first republic – it's the first attempt to create a society not ruled by a monarch. It changes the whole system, and you see how the establishment reacts to that, how they have disdain but play along – and you recognize this is the whole American republican system. -Robert Lepage

Look at black people dying and suffering in South Africa. I ask why. We've dropped bombs on no one, we've harmed no one in the world, yet for some incredible reason, black people have suffered at an extraordinary level all over the world. -Ron Dellums

The Constitution is designed to inconvenience one person from taking us to war. War is a very solemn and sobering and extraordinary act, and it should not be granted to one person. -Ron Dellums

What shaped my politics regarding war and peace was Martin Luther King Jr., the most extraordinary person that I ever heard. And when he began to talk about the issues of war and peace with such eloquence and such passion, I was drawn to that like a magnet. -Ron Dellums

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. -RM

It's an extraordinary thing to do, to go into the military and to serve your country. -Kellie Martin

David Simon is a brilliant writer, brilliant at being able to take what is ordinary and make it extraordinary. -Wendell Pierce

If I didn't live in London, I would live in Glasgow. I love the colour of the brick and the black ironwork. I think it's got such atmosphere and is extraordinary. I met great people there. -Viv Albertine

We would be the worst of fools if we would ever lose this extraordinary capacity to go beyond the limits of past thought and past prejudices. -Maryanne Wolf

I find it extraordinary that contemporary dramatists don't find women interesting. Women are rarely, if ever, the central dramatic engine; they're there as an adjunct, and that hasn't changed at all. -Glenda Jackson

I never want to be one of those artists who feels untouchable and extraordinary. I have to be genuine. -Clairo

In the post-Soviet era, the most interesting work on the Stalinist period has been social history, far beyond the Kremlin walls – the study of what one of its leading practitioners, Sheila Fitzpatrick, in her book 'Everyday Stalinism,' called 'ordinary life in extraordinary times.' -Keith Gessen

There are too many unions, monopolists, and bureaucrats that behave like hungry sharks, accustomed to feeding off oil revenues and appropriating the extraordinary wealth that Mexico produces but does not share in an equitable and democratic way. -Denise Dresser

In 1968, I bought a 114-foot yacht, built in 1946, and lived on the Greek islands for a while. We had an extraordinary time in it. Then I gave it to The Beatles. -Donovan

I think 'The Leftovers' is one of the most extraordinary shows that has ever seen the light of day. -Ann Dowd

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