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important things Quotes

41 of the best book quotes about important things
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″People are more important than things. A car, even a pristine gem like my new convertible, was just a thing.″
Randy Pausch
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life
appreciation
people
important things
cars
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new convertible
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“You’re both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You’re the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You’re the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody’s something, but you are also your you.”
Turtles All the Way Down
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“It’s time to sit down and think about what’s truly important to you and then take steps to forsake the rest.”
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“What I think is this: You should give up looking for lost cats and start searching for the other half of your shadow.”
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“But when he finally reached the pinnacle, his trophy ran like water through his fingers, and only then had he realized what was really important to him. Too late. Much too late.”
Richard Peterson
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“if you’re not careful with your yeses, you start to say no to some very important things without even realizing it.”
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“Ask yourself the question, ‘Will this matter a year from now?’ ”
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“The first step to regain control of time is to decide what activities are most important so that we can plan to give them the proper priority during a day or a week or a month. ”
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“Imagining yourself at your own funeral allows you to look back at your life while you still have the chance to make some important changes.”
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“Your greatest danger is letting the urgent things crowd out the important.”
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“If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.”
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“The key to a good life is this: If you’re not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don’t make it a top priority during your lifetime.”
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“And so of all other things;—justice is useful when they are useless, and useless when they are useful?”
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″‘When I told you your mama took everything with her, I forgot one thing, one very important thing she left behind.’ ‘What?’ I asked. ‘You,’ he said. ‘Thank God your mama left me you.‘”
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“But in the end I managed it, and the instant I saw her again, at that recovery centre in Dover, all our differences—while they didn’t exactly vanish—seemed not nearly as important as all the other things.”
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“Straight lines, even edges. People don’t shovel snow that way anymore. Nowadays they just clear a way, they use snow blowers and all sorts of things. Any old method will do, scattering snow all over the place. As if that were the only thing that mattered in life: pushing one’s way forward.”
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“The most important thing in life is to love what you’re doing, because that’s the only way you’ll ever be really good at it.”
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“Fighting for your convictions is important. But finding peace is paramount.”
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“Anyone who couldn’t understand that what’s important is a man’s soul, not the color of his skin, would never be content here.”
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“‘You’re not first,’ Peter says. ‘But you’re the most special to me, because you’re the girl I love, Lara Jean.’”
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“I’ll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don’t choose. We’ll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn’t carry us. There’s nothing to do but salute it from the shore.”
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“Ideas come from people. Therefore, people are more important than ideas.”
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“Humiliated best friend always takes precedence over cute guy.”
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“Learn to say no. When you are saying yes to an unimportant thing, you are saying no to an important one.”
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“It’s not what you make but what you save that gets you out of debt.”
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“The most important things in your home are people.”
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“He who has no money is poor; he who has nothing but money is even poorer.”
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“How we spend Christmas is of greater significance than how much we spend for it.”
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“Computers were all outside the body. They carried them around outside of them, in their hands, like if you carried your lungs in a briefcase and opened it to breathe.”
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“A story is based on what people think is important, so when we live a story, we are telling people around us what we think is important.”
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“The closer you get to real matter, rock air fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is.”
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“the most fundamental and important truths at the heart of Extreme Ownership: there are no bad teams, only bad leaders.”
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“Time is against her, but she takes some of it anyway, carefully selecting Daisy-brand pumps with a blue leather flower on a clear plastic throat, as if the choice is of utmost importance. And it is. The Daisys will be the insurgency she brings off tonight, and every night.”
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“From Father, and you. And even from Elisabeth. if she can jeopardize everything important in her life to save Father, shouldn’t I?”
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Calonice: “And you, Lysistrata. What’s bothering you? Don’t frown, child. Knitted brows don’t become you.” Lysistrata: “But my heart’s on fire, Calonice, and I’m terribly annoyed about us women. You know, according to the men we’re capable of any sort of mischief—” Calonice: “And so we surely are!” Lysistrata: “But when they’re told to meet us here to discuss a matter of no trifling importance, they sleep in and don’t show up.”
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“The moral: Money, position, health, handsomeness, and talent aren’t everything.”
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“My life . . . in America had led me to feel . . . that the problem of human unity was more important than bread, more important than physical living itself.”
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“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”
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“What matters to you is not necessarily what you say or believe, but what your actions and reactions reveal as important and serious to you…If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small. That will be your unconscious belief.”
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“She feel’s it’s important to come prepared.”
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“Everything in Binn, depends on our Patrol Cats. They are more important than our army, our navy, and our fire department too, for they keep the Nizzards away from the Dike Trees, and the Dike Trees keep the ocean back out of our land.”

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