[. . . My Obsession With Gratefulness. I Can't Stop. Just Now, I Press The Elevator Button And Am Thankful That It Arrives Quickly. I Get Onto The Elevator And Am Thankful That The Elevator Cable Didn't Snap And Plummet Me To The Basement. I Go To The Fifth Floor And Am Thankful That I Didn't Have To Stop On The Second Or Third Or Fourth Floor. I Get Out And Am Thankful That Julie Left The Door Unlocked So I Don't Have To Rummage For My King Kong Key Ring. I Walk In, And Am Thnkful That Jasper Is Home And Healthy And Stuffing His Face With Pineapple Wedges. And On And On. I'm Actually Muttering To Myself, 'Thank You. . .thank You. . . Thank You.' It's An Odd Way To Live. But Also Kind Of Great And Powerful. I've Never Before Been So Aware Of The Thousands Of Little Good Things, The Thousands Of Things That Go Right Every Day.]

Author: A.J. Jacobs Quotes

Related Authors

Alexander Schmemann Quotes

"Whether we "spiritualize" our life or "secularize" our religion, whether we invite men to a spiritual banquet or simply join them at the secular one, the real life of the world, for which we are told God gave his only begotten Son, remains hopelessly beyond our religious grasp."

Oscar Hijuelos Quotes

"The house in which the fourteen sisters of Emilio Montez Obrien lived, radiated femininity."

Cornell Woolrich Quotes

"Shes a slinky sort of person, no angles at all; and magnetic - you cant take your eyes off her. Shes dressed like a Westerner, but her eyes have a slant to them. They are the eyes of an Easterner. She doesnt walk like our women do, she seems to writhe all in one piece - undulates is the word. ("Kiss Of The Cobra")"

Stephanie Wardrop Quotes

"Your powers of observation are formidable," Michael says and Darien giggles behind one perfectly manicured hand, like some sort of preppie geisha."

Wernher Von Braun Quotes

"Our sun is one of a 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living thing in that enormous immensity."

Clive Scarff Quotes

"Walk 1 and Drink 8. Walk 1 km and drink 8 cups of water everyday. Pass it on!"

Dave Attell Quotes

"Once you get offstage youre just like everyone else, and everyone else can get into a fight."

Bill Paxton Quotes

"I hate tests. Its a really lousy way to judge a persons ability."

Ann Coulter Quotes

"The actual history of interracial rape - according to FBI statistics - is that, since the 70s, approximately 15,000 to 36,000 white women have been raped by black men every year, while, on average, zero black women are raped by black men." (The Department of Justice uses "0" to denote fewer than ten victims."

Vra Linhartova Quotes

"In her dream each of the people assembled around her looked like several others, whom she recognized, only they werent gradually transformed from one into the other but each of them seemed to be inside the others simultaneously and one of them shone through another. And something else was inside them as well, something unexplainable which wasnt within any of them, whose sum total they appeared to be, and this was what fascinated her above all."

Related Topics

Quotes About Destroying Someones Life

"Year by year we are learning that in this restless, strenuous American life of ours vacations are essential." - Author: Ellsworth Huntington

Quotes About Into Thin Air

"Giving herself a mental shake, she jumped back into the conversation. "It would help if we knew the exact origins of the vampire species. We think the first case of vampirism started around four hundred years ago, here in America, but we dont know where the virus came from, if it was originally airborne—"Grant took a sip of his purple concoction and grimaced. "You know the vampire legend of their origins, yes?" "Yes, but the legend is ridiculous." "Is it?" He had to be kidding. "Two Native American tribal chiefs kill each other, and then a crow and a raven fight over their bodies, spilling their blood into the men, who afterward rise that night as undead? Um, yes. Ridiculous." "Some vampires agree with you. Mostly the turned ones. There are also rumors of demons creating the first vampires, but if they are so much as whispered inside these walls, Hunter will shut them down with rare temper." - Author: Larissa Ione

Quotes About My Baby Son

"To speak in a flat voiceIs all that I can do.I have gone every placeAsking for you.Wondering where to turnAnd how the search would endAnd the last streetlight spinAbove me blind. Then I returned rebuffedAnd saw under the sunThe race not to the swiftNor the battle won. Liston dives in the tank,Lord, in Lewiston, Maine,And Ernie Dotys drunkIn hell again. And Jenny, oh my JennyWhom I love, rhyme be damned,Has broken her spare beautyIn a whorehouse old.She left her new babyIn a bus-station can,And sprightly danced awayThrough Jacksontown.Which is a place I know,One where I got picked upA few shrunk years agoBy a good cop.Believe it, Lord, or not.Dont ask me who he was.I speak of flat defeatIn a flat voice. I have gone forward with Some, a few lonely some. They have fallen to death. I die with them. Lord, I have loved Thy cursed,The beauty of Thy house:Come down. Come down. Why dostThou hide thy face?" - Author: James Wright

Quotes About Chan

"Men and women walked casually about as they did on the main floor, every now and then stopping one another, exchanging pleasantries or scraps of relevantly irrelevant information. Gossip." - Author: Robert Ludlum

Quotes About Life Throwing Punches

"Life is like a boxing match, keep on throwing those punches and one of them will land.Kevin Lane - The Shawshank Prevention" - Author: Ken Scott

Quotes About Valuable Employees

"Once a year Jobs took his most valuable employees on a retreat, which he called " The Top 100." They were picked based on a simple guideline: the people you would bring if you could take only a hundred people with you on a lifeboat to your next company. At the end of each retreat, Jobs would stand in front of the whiteboard( he loved whiteboards because they gave him complete control of a situation and they engendered focus) and ask, " What are ten things we should be doing next?" People would fight to their suggestions on the list. Jobs would write them down, and then cross off the ones he decreed dumb. After much jockeying, the group would come up with a list of ten.Then Jobs would slash the bottom seven and announce, " We can only do three." - Author: Walter Isaacson

Quotes About Sentence Structure

"He liked to start sentences with okay, so. It was a habit he had picked up from the engineers. He thought it made him sound smarter, thought it made him sound like them, those code jockeys, standing by the coffee machine, talking faster than he could think, talking not so much in sentences as in data structures, dense clumps of logic with the occasional inside joke. He liked to stand near them, pretending to stir sugar into his coffee, listening in on them as if they were speaking a different language. A language of knowing something, a language of being an expert at something. A language of being something more than an hourly unit." - Author: Charles Yu

Quotes About Parched

"Elliot folded her hands in her lap as Felicia entered the building. She figured Kai would follow, but he remained still, standing over her like a guard. His shadow fell across her lap, and she traced its edges with her hands. The places hes touched her - her torso, her chest, her elbow - still tingled. His words echoed in her ears. He hadnt spoken a word to her directly since that night in the barn. She soaked up every syllable like it was rain on parched soil."Youre all right""Careful""Can you stand on your own?" - Author: Diana Peterfreund

Quotes About Get Your Own Life

"Certainly, other people can pray for you, they can believe for you, they can quote the scripture to you, but you must exercise faith for yourself. If you are always depending on somebody else to keep you happy, somebody else to encourage you or to get you out of trouble, you will live in perpetual weakness and disappointment. You must make a decision that you are going to be a believer. Take charge of your life and decide, "No matter what comes against me, I believe in God. Im going to have a positive outlook for my life! Other peoples faith can indeed bolster yours. But your own faith will bring you a miracle much faster than anybody elses. What you believe has a much greater impact on your life than what anybody else believes." - Author: Joel Osteen

Quotes About Dirty Looks

"He had dirty-blond good looks to match a dirty-good smile. Yes, dirty. There was just enough twinkle in his smiling brown eyes to suggest there might be all manner of naughty-guy impulses rattling around that cute body of his." - Author: Veronica Wolff